Information Session for the Duke Nonprofit Management Certificate Program on Aug. 17

Press release from WNC Nonprofit Pathways: Interested in learning more about the Duke Nonprofit Management Certificate Program?  WNC Nonprofit Pathways will hold a Free Information Session on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 10am to 11am at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center, 133 Livingston Street in Asheville.  Interested students will have a chance to […]

Habitat for Humanity starts four houses in Arden

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity : Friday, August 11th Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the start of four new homes in its Arden neighborhood. Upon completion, Presbyterian-United Methodist House #26 will be purchased by the Norris-Hunter family, the McCarson family will buy Episcopal House XII, the Parrot family will make […]

12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale scheduled for May 20

From Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale: 12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale is set for Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm at The Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC. This event is the season’s most scenically situated garden show. The Garden Sale selection of plants cover […]

Rotarians Against Hunger seeks volunteers for meal packaging event April 29

Press release from event promoters: Join in the movement to provide much-needed meals in Western North Carolina and participate in the Eighth Annual Rotarians Against Hunger (RAH) meal packaging event on April 29th, 2017 at the Reuter Family YMCA in Biltmore Park. The goal is to package 300,000+ fortified meals that will be distributed throughout […]

Autistic scholar Elizabeth Grace to present lecture on “Disability Power” at UNC Asheville April 21

Press release from UNC Asheville Communication & Marketing: Autistic scholar, writer and activist Elizabeth (Ibby) Grace will present Activated Intersectionality and Disability Power in Today’s World from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, April 21 in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. This lecture is free and open to the public. Grace, assistant professor of education at National […]

Pinhole Photography at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Press release from Black Mountain Center for the Arts: Join photographer Lynette Miller for two days of Pinhole Photography exploration and fun at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts located at 225 W. State Street. On Friday April 28 at noon in the Arts Center’s theater space, Miller will explain the magic of pinhole photography, […]

Graveyard Fields ribbon cutting celebration set for April 25

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Parkway, and U.S. Forest Service celebrate joint project to install interpretive signs along trail. The public is invited to join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Superintendent Mark Woods, and Pisgah National Forest District Ranger Dave Casey for a ribbon cutting event at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April […]

Baker Barber collection honors African American members of Henderson County community

Press release from Community Foundation of Henderson County: Photographs from the Baker Barber collection will be featured in a special presentation that honors the African American members of the Henderson County community. The slideshow entitled “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Baker Barber Photos” will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 5 to 6:30 pm […]

Roan Mountain hosts trail festival to showcase community

Press release from Carter County Tourism Association: The Roan Mountain community invites all Appalachian Trail enthusiasts to the Roan Mountain Trail Festival on Saturday, May 6. Roan Mountain Appalachian Trail Community Ambassador Jim Chambers believes the event will showcase many positive aspects of the community. “This is a celebration of several community events in Roan Mountain,” […]

Forest Service issues warning about black bears in Panthertown

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina: The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Panthertown on the Nantahala Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears. The warning comes after recent bear encounters in Panthertown. No injuries have been reported. Bears have stolen food multiple times with people present and reportedly […]

Boathouse Bash to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County

Press release from Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County: The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County announces its annual fundraiser, Boathouse Bash, will take place on Friday, April 28th at the Boat House at Smoky Park Supper Club, from 6:30 – 9: 30 pm. Headlining Boathouse Bash will be Lyric, the […]

Grandfather Mountain mourns the loss of Jim Morton

Press release from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: On April 1, 2017, Grandfather Mountain lost one of its most devoted champions. James McKay Morton, chairman of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation board of directors, conservationist, trailblazer, photographer and visionary, passed away at the age of 65. Morton leaves behind a mountain-sized legacy, having helped establish the nonprofit […]

David LaMotte concert at White Horse Black Mountain April 8

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Black Mountain singer/songwriter David LaMotte is often spotted wearing his trademark bush hat, but in reality he wears many hats: singer-songwriter, speaker, author, workshop leader, humanitarian activist and more. He’s been a force on the local scene and beyond for over two decades, not only for his acclaimed […]

Free Chamber Music Tuesdays continue in Hendersonville

Press release from Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra: Brevard Music Center (BMC), in partnership with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, is pleased to announce the next 2017 Chamber Music Tuesdays concert as part of BMC’s ongoing Community Concert Series. All Chamber Music Tuesdays concerts are presented at 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (204 Sixth Ave. […]

Fletcher’s Easter Eggsplotion scheduled for April 8

Press release from Fletcher Parks and Recreation: Join the Fletcher Parks and Recreation Department at Fletcher Community Park on Saturday, April 8th, for the Town of Fletcher’s Easter Eggsplotion! New to this year’s event will be children inflatables, a bubble station, face painting, photos with the bunny and more! This event will also feature our […]

Hendersonville receives grant funds for Emergency Call Towers along Oklawaha Trail

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The City is pleased to announce with grant funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), that we have installed five blue light emergency phones which are interspersed along the Oklawaha Greenway system. These phones are designed to be used for dialing 911 in an emergency situation only. […]

Asheville Outlets announces free shuttle bus service to start April 1

Press release from Asheville Outlets: Asheville Outlets announced a new, free shuttle bus service available for area Asheville hotels, convention locations and local attractions. The bus will run daily on a call-for-service basis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with final drop offs at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, the bus can be reserved for private group […]

“Temporal Witness” opens at The Gallery at Flat Rock April 13

Press release from The Gallery at Flat Rock: In a new exhibit at The Gallery at Flat Rock, three artists examine the patterns, forms and calligraphic tracings found in nature. Building a bridge between art and the biological sciences, ceramic artist Alice Ballard’s three-dimensional forms derive inspiration from the energy and spirit of living things; delicate […]

5K to benefit Youth OUTright April 6

Registration is open for an upcoming 5K fun run, April 6. The event is set to coincide with the Spring Regional Wilderness Therapy Symposium at the Crown Plaze Resort and it’s sponsored by local wilderness therapy providers, SUWS of the Carolinas. Funds raised are slated to benefit local youth LGBT advocacy group Youth OUTright. Registration […]