Burial Beer Co. looks at life beyond booze, breweries in new Off Topic discussion series

From Burial Beer Co.: BURIAL BEER CO. ANNOUNCES NEW EVENT SERIES, OFF TOPIC: A PANEL-STYLE CONVERSATION WITH BREWERS AND BREWERY OWNERS Asheville, NC, July 26th, 2017 — Burial Beer Co. is launching a new event series focused on conversations with brewers and brewery owners that go beyond beer into humanizing topics, offering candid experiences of […]

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UNC Asheville first-year students read Make Your Home Among Strangers ahead of author visit to campus, Aug. 31

From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Chooses Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet as Summer Reading for First-Year Students This summer, UNC Asheville’s new students are reading Jennine Capó Crucet’s novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, as part of the university’s first-year reading program, and the book’s themes will be part of discussions […]

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Rock & Roll Reunion headlines Hendersonville “Music on Main Street” concert series July 21

From the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Music on Main Street July 21, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street Hendersonville, NC Admission is free Rock and Roll Reunion and Classic Car Cruise-In The Music on Main Street concert series on Friday, July 21, features the group Rock and Roll […]

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11th annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival hits town Aug. 9-12

From event organizers: ASHEVILLE, NC, 6/27/2017 – The Southeast’s largest comedy festival celebrates eleven years in Asheville this summer with stand up comedians from all around the world. Since its first two-day festival in 2006, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival (a.k.a. The Asheville Comedy Festival) has grown into one of the country’s most prestigious […]

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14th annual Mountain Wildlife Days offers fun, educational experience with region’s wildlife July 14-15

From event organizers: MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE DAYS – “WILD LIVES AND WILD PLACES” One of the many magical things about our mountains is the chance – often unexpected – to meet the creatures with which we share this beautiful area. The 14th annual Mountain Wildlife Days, July 14-15, at the Sapphire Valley Resort, will once again […]

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Prestige Subaru presents “Share The Love” donations to Asheville Humane Society June 29

From the Asheville Humane Society: Prestige Subaru Donates over $100,000 to Asheville Humane Society Asheville, NC – When it comes to local businesses supporting local charities, there is no better example than Prestige Subaru and Asheville Humane Society (AHS). The two have been working together for over a decade, saving thousands of homeless and at-risk pets […]

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Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum hosts train excursion through WNC Aug. 12

From the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum: SUMMER TRAIN EXCURSION If you’re experiencing the Summer Doldrums, we have the cure for you – getting out of the house and taking a great train ride! Escape the Dog Days of Summer with a cool, refreshing and scenic train trip through the mountains of the […]

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Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events launches new concert series July 1 with Darren Nicholson Band

From Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events: Exciting New Concert Venue Appalachian Farm Weddings and Events is well known for hosting weddings for the past four years. In addition to our weddings, we are proud to announce the start of our concert series. This working farm has been in the Leatherwood family for 185 years and […]

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Asheville poet Gavin Geoffrey Dillard holds reading, performance July 8 at Masonic Temple Theatre

From event organizers: Presented by The Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive and the Asheville Lyric Opera: Metaphors, Mumblings, and Music Saturday night, July 8th, from 7:00 till 8:30 at the remarkable centenarian Masonic Temple Theatre, 80 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville An enchanted evening with Asheville’s renowned poet, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, reading from his […]

Blue Ridge Parkway “Hike of the Week” explores watershed environment June 30

From the National Park Service: Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week “The Secret Life of Watersheds” (Asheville, NC) – Join Parkway rangers at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 30 for a moderate, 1.4 mile round-trip hike to the top of Craggy Pinnacle to get a bird’s-eye view of the North Fork Reservoir. Come learn […]

Hear stories about famous people and historic shootouts in Hendersonville in July during Guided History Walks on Main Street. Image courtesy of event organizers

Guided history walks of Hendersonville’s Main Street resume July 1

From event organizers: Guided History Walks on Main Street Resume July 1  (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, June 20, 2017) –  Starting Saturday, July 1, at 10 a.m., and continuing at 10 a.m. every Saturday morning in July, guided history walks along Hendersonville’s Main Street will be offered. Saturday walks are on July 1, July 8, July 15, […]

Avadim Technologies showcases topical muscle therapy products at 68th NATA Symposia & Expo June 26-29

From Avadim Technologies: AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES INC. SHOWCASES ITS TOPICAL MUSCLE NUTRITION THERAPIES AT 68TH NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION CLINICAL SYMPOSIA & AT EXPO PHUEL Recognized by Athletic Trainers and Leading Clinicians To Train Harder & Recover Faster Asheville, NC (June 27, 2017) – Avadim Technologies Inc. (“Avadim”), the Bionome TherapiesTM life sciences company, today announced […]

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Great Smoky Mountains Association hosts women’s-only backpacking trip July 18-20

From the Great Smoky Mountains Association: Great Smoky Mountains Association plans women’s only backpacking trip Great Smoky Mountains Association understands that for some women, the national park’s backcountry can be a mysterious, sometimes frightening place, but it doesn’t have to be. When women band together on multi-day backpacking trips, they often complete their journey with […]

“Seasonal Reflections” by Barbara Zimmerman, First Place in 2-Dimensional category in 2016. Image courtesy of The Arts Council of Henderson County

Arts Council of Henderson County calls for artist submissions 14th annual “Bring Us Your Best” exhibition

From The Arts Council of Henderson County: Arts Council of Henderson County Announces Call for Artists for 14th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition Hendersonville NC – The Arts Council of Henderson County is making a call for artists to enter Bring Us Your Best XIV, an all media visual art exhibition, which will […]

OnTrack Financial Services announces July schedule of financial education classes

From OnTrack Financial Services of WNC: July Financial Education Schedule Classes are free unless noted. Pre-registration required. Call today at 255-5166. Housing Classes Homebuyer Education Series – ($50.00 participant fee)   Our HUD-certified course provides a step-by-step explanation of the home-buying process, a fantastic resource book, and an opportunity to interact with local real estate […]

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The Fresh Market launches enhanced shopping experience in Asheville, Hendersonville locations July 12-16

From The Fresh Market: The Fresh Market tempts the taste buds with unveiling of refreshed shopping experiences in Asheville and Hendersonville, set to debut on July 12 Specialty grocer celebrates the love of food with fresh fare, expanded offerings and a new sampling station On Wednesday, July 12, The Fresh Market will unveil an enhanced […]

New study: Nonprofit arts & culture sector brings billions of dollars into North Carolina

From the N.C. Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources: Study Shows N.C. Nonprofit Arts & Culture Sector is a $2.12 billion industry Raleigh, N.C. –  A study released today by Americans for the Arts, in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council, shows that the nonprofit arts and culture sector in North Carolina generated $2.12 […]

A total solar eclipse that many are calling “The Eclipse of a Lifetime” will cross the United States August 21.  The path of totality--- that 68-mile wide swath where the Moon will totally block the Sun’s rays--- will include part of Transylvania County.  Learn about the eclipse and how to safely view it during a presentation at PARI Friday, July 14. Photo courtesy of PARI

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute hosts presentation on impending “eclipse of a lifetime” July 14

From the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI): Learn about “the eclipse of a lifetime” at PARI Rosman, NC (June 21, 2017) – A total solar eclipse, one that many are calling “The Eclipse of a Lifetime,” will cross over Transylvania County August 21. You can learn what it’s all about during a special presentation at […]

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Wild Mountain Bees offers “Beeginner Beekeeping” class June 25

From Wild Mountain Bees: Beeginner Beekeeping Class this Sunday, June 25! Announcing our Beginner Beekeeping Class this Sunday, June 25th! June 25th – 10 – 5:30 p.m. (with a 1 hour lunch break) $45 per person This class will offer a whirlwind of info from hive placement to season long management. You will also receive […]

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hosts single dog speed dating adoption event July 1

From Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hosts single dog speed dating Asheville, North Carolina (June 21, 2017) — Find your one and only dog at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Brother Wolf will host its first single dog speed dating event on Saturday, July 1, from 6-8 p.m. at its Adoption Center located […]

Brevard Music Center recognizes Champion Hills community with Distinguished Service Award

From the Brevard Music Center: BREVARD MUSIC CENTER AWARDS CHAMPION HILLS COMMUNITY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD HENDERSONVILLE, NC (June 21, 2017) –– Brevard Music Center (BMC) is awarding their Distinguished Service Award to the Champion Hills Community in recognition of more than 20 years of providing support to BMC’s Annual Scholarship Fund through the Champion Hills […]