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a href=”“he Asheville Art Museum invites the community to a screening of Brent Green's experimental stop-animation film Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, the true story of Leonard Wood, a hardware store clerk who built an elaborate "quilt house" as a "healing machine" for his sick wife. Held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. Info: nsokolove@ashevilleart.org or 253-3227.

Catch an "unapologetically silly" take on one of theater's most performed works as WCU presents I Hate Hamlet, the tale of an out-of-work television actor whose life becomes chaotic after taking on the role. Hosted at the university's Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 6. Performances run Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 8. Info, tickets and times: 227-2479 or fapac.wcu.edu.

Join author Julie Chalpan as she reads from her book Titan's Tales and Other Dog Adoption Love Stories at the Henderson County Animal Shelter, 828 Stoney Mountain Road, on Friday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit local spay and neuter assistance programs. Info: 697-4723.

Celebrate American Craft Day with artist demonstrations on woodturning, stacked stone walls and fiber arts at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: http://blackmountainarts.org or 669-0930.

Enjoy the art of Japanese miniature tree pruning at the Carolina Bonsai Expo. Held at the N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Expo begins on Saturday and runs through the weekend. Info: http://www.ncarboretum.org.

Learn the basics of letterpress printing at Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts, 70 Bingo Loop Road in Cherokee, on Monday, Oct. 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to print in the Cherokee language. Registration suggested: 497-3945.

The Land of the Sky Chorus offers free voice lessons for males 16 years and older on Tuesdays, through Oct. 11, from 7:30-9 p.m. Held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 51 Wilburn Place. Info and registration: http://www.ashevillebarbershop.com.

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