Weekly Picks

If you've ever wondered about the women behind the drafting table, don’t miss the Asheville debut of Women in the Dirt, a documentary about female landscape architects. Director Carolann Stoney will lead a question and answer session at The Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. $10 donation to benefit Asheville Design Center. Info: ashevilledesigncenter.org. 

A glass of wine and a two-mile run might not seem like a natural fit, but on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. Sante Wine Bar will host a Grape Stomp to benefit SoleMates. $10 gets you a yoga warm up and a running bib that doubles as a wine flight map. Held at 1 Page Ave., Asheville. Info: 254-8188.

See art jump off the canvas and into the vase at the Art in Bloom exhibit on Friday, June 17. Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 West State St., will present floral arrangements to compliment a wide range of art. Exhibit begins on Thursday, June 16 and ends on Sunday, June 19. Info: BlackMountainArts.org

Watch puppets come alive in your child’s hand at a puppet-making workshop on Saturday, June 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Montford Books and More, 31 Montford Ave. $15 includes materials. Info: 285-8805.

If you’re looking to expose your kids to top-notch classical music, Pan Harmonia is hosting a family concert on Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. at YMCA Camp Greenville, 100 Solomon Jones Road, Cedar Mountain. Info: pan-harmonia.org.

Learn about one of our nation’s finest humorists at Chautauqua 2011, a celebration of “Ideas That Changed America.” A lecture on Mark Twain will kick off the weeklong event on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Smith-McDowell House Museum, 283 Victoria Road in Asheville. Info: chautauqua2011.com.

Curious about raw food? Come to a raw food workshop on Tuesday, June 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. This Freeskool class will be held at 3290 Gerton Highway, Gerton. Info: tinyurl.com/6j3nxw9.

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