Weekly Picks

Senior citizens can visit the Pisgah Fish Hatchery as part of the Waynesville Parks and Recreation programs on Wednesday, June 29. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $7/$6 members. Info: 456-2030.

Bring the kids to Family Night at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384, on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. Natural sounds and “native dances” will be highlighted. Free, but registration required. Info: 298-5330.

Enjoy all new material from The Asheville Shakesperience, Montford Park Players’ resident repertory company, beginning Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Held at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, 100 Gay St. in Asheville. Production continues through Sunday, July 3. Info: 254-5146 or www.montfordparkplayers.org.

Check out classic cars and find flea market treasures at the Mountaineer Antique Auto Club’s classic car show and flea market on Saturday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held at WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Show begins on Friday, July 1 and runs through Sunday, July 3. Info: www.MountaineerAntiqueAutoClub.com.

The Blue Ridge Artists and Crafters Association invites the public to celebrate Independence Day early at the Freedom Festival Arts and Crafts Show, an indoor event featuring more than 50 local crafters. Held at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road in Waynesville, on Sunday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival begins on Saturday, July 2. Info: www.bracaorg.com.

A number of local governments, communities and organizations will celebrate Independence Day with a bang, hosting fireworks displays, parades and more on Monday, July 4. Check out the "Festivals and Gatherings" section of the Community Calendar for times, locations and details.

Asheville Hoops and the Asheville Downtown Association present Hoop Jam in the Park, a weekly gathering of "entertainment, exercise and instruction" at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville, on Tuesday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. Instruction provided by Melanie MacNeil, music by George Pond. Info: http://on.fb.me/lYUqGg

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