Pick up new duds for your furry friends and help a good cause at Bark for Life Night, a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society, on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m. The event will feature donated T-shirts, bandanas and dog toys. Held at The Hop, 640 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103. Info: thehopicecreamcafe.com.
Get tips for lasting health at "Longevity: The Latest Research on Living Longer" on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hosted by Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Drive. Reservations required: 628-7800.
The community is invited to enjoy pyramids, ballet lines, flips and more at the Lake Lure Ski Club's annual water-ski show on Friday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Held at the beach of Rumbling Bald Resort, 112 Mountains Blvd. in Lake Lure. Info: rutherfordtourism.com.
Magicians, storytellers and musicians will perform at "Magic, Mirth and Meaning," a benefit for The Vanishing Wheelchair, on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The event will showcase the talents of people with disabilities and those who help them. Held at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Info: VanishingWheelchair.org.
Hear top-notch pianists Kimberly and Michelle Cann perform works by Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Ravel at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit music education for people in need. Info: dwtheatre.com.
Learn about the Nile River and the Great Sphinx at a lecture on Egypt, presented by Gary Nallan, associate professor of psychology at UNCA. Held at the Humanities Lecture Hall on the UNCA campus on Monday, Aug. 29 at 11:25 a.m. Info: humanities.unca.edu.
Girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to build an electronic puppet at SciGirls, a program presented by the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Held at PARI, 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: pari.edu.