Weekly Picks

Join humanities lecturer Ann Dunn for "What Middle Ages: The Golden Age of Muslim Civilization" on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11:25 a.m. Held at UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca.edu or 251-6808.

"Celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship that is driving current successes and future opportunities for clean, renewable energy" at Clean Energy in the Mountains on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5-7:30 p.m. The event will include live bluegrass, local beer and information about the NC Sustainable Energy Association and FLS Energy. Held at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway #H, Asheville. Info: 687-7234 or highlandbrewing.com.

Enjoy the spoken word with more than 30 authors, including Ron Rash and Audry Niffenegger, at The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival on Friday, Sept. 9. The event, hosted throughout Burnsville, runs Thurs.-Sat. and will also include a screening of The Day Carl Sandburg Died. Info: cmlitfest.org.

The public is invited to learn about pet first aid, meet adoptable animals and enjoy a raffle and children's activities at "Pet Carnival and Mega Adoption Event," hosted by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Asheville Humane Society, Animal Compassion Network and more on Saturday, Sept. 10. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, which runs through Sun., will be held at PetSmart, 150 Bleachery Blvd. Info: bwar.org.

Asheville Tango Orchestra will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a performance "seeking peace and reconciliation.” Works will range from the golden age of Argentinian Tango to the modern compositions of Astor Piazzolla. The concert will be held at St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St. in Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Info: ashevilletangoorchestra.org.

Children ages 7-11 are invited to learn Capoeira Angola, the Brazilian martial art, on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. If you can’t make this week, classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Held at 257 Short Coxe Ave. in Asheville. Info: capoeiraasheville.org.

Did you know that a European settlement was founded in the Appalachians in 1567? Warren Wilson professor David Moore will discuss the Joara fort on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Held at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. Info: 250-6482.

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