Weekly Picks

Liven up science at Crazy Chemistry, a program for children, on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Held at Hands On! 318 North Main St. in Hendersonville. Info: http://handsonwnc.org.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will present "Team of Rivals: Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln" on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Porter Center of Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive. Info: http://www.brevard.edu.

Learn about native plants in the woods and backyard at Woodland Wonders, a presentation by Barry Glick, on Friday, Sept. 30 from 7-8:30pm. Held at Old Rock School, 402 Main St. E., Valdese. Info: http://www.sunfarm.com.

See a tractor pull and take a wagon ride at Farm City Day in Jackson Park, Barnard Road in Hendersonville on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 pm. Info: http://www.historichendersonville.org.

Enjoy an afternoon of yoga in the serenity of the mountains as Lighten Up Yoga hosts a moderate hike followed by instruction at the peak of Hemphill Bald on Cataloochee Ranch. Held on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. Registration required by Sept. 30. RSVP and directions: rich@appalachian.org or 253-0095.

Join local author Patti Digh for a discussion of Claude M. Steele's Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Malaprop's Bookstore, 55 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. Info: http://malaprops.com.

Learn how Brazil overcame crippling inflation and a failing currency to become one of the world's fastest growing economies as Ernesto Araujo, Minister-Counselor at the Brazilian Embassy, presents "Brazil's New Power in the Americas and the World" at UNCA's Reuter Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Info: http://www.unca.edu or 251-6600.

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