Weekly Picks

See the Blue Ridge Orchestra in action at an open rehearsal on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Info: http://www2.unca.edu/ncccr or 251-6140.

Learn more about the candidates for Asheville City Council at a meet and greet sponsored by the Montford Neighborhood Association on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 7-9 p.m. Held at the Randolph Learning Center, 90 Montford Ave. Info: http://montford.org.

The classic Italian film Cinema Paradiso will kick off Hendersonville Sister Cities’ Foreign Film Series on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Held at Blue Ridge Community College’s Patton Auditorium. Info: maryjo@maryjopadgett.com.

Learn about locating ground water with just a stick as The Appalachian Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers presents “Adventures in Dowsing” on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-4:30 p.m. Held at Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road in Mills River. Info: http://www.wncdowsers.org.

Enjoy a free cookout, games and face painting on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Seacoast Church’s Fall Fling, starting at 12:45 p.m. Held at 123 Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville. Info: http://www.seacoast.org/asheville.

Join Stephen Sheehi, associate professor of Arabic and Arab culture at the University of South Carolina, for a reading and discussion of his latest novel Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims on Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Malaprop's Bookstore, 55 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. Info: http://malaprops.com.

Learn about a variety of winged predators as Steve Longenecker, naturalist and raptor expert, discusses birds of prey and displays several animals he is currently caring for at a meeting of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Held at UNCA's Reuter Center, Room 206. Info: http://emasnc.org.

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