Air quality forecast for Thursday, March 30: Good/Moderate (GREEN and YELLOW)

Thursday, March 30, 2017, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code yellow air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, […]

Free programs offered at Pisgah Center for wildlife education in April

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for all ages and skill levels in April.  The workshops are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online. In addition to the public programs listed below, the Commission offers group […]

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Dancing Bear toys teams up with businesses and nonprofits to teach kids about social justice issues

Press release from Dancing Bear Toys: Calling all young superheroes! Dancing Bear Toys and Spellbound Children’s Bookshop are hosting a free, year-long social justice training program for kids ages 5 to 10. “The goal is to get kids and parents talking about the issues that affect our community,” said Jordan Castelloe, manager at Dancing Bear […]

Mission Health Security leaders host certification program in conflict management and prevention 

Press release:  Mission Health Security leadership will host a training event this week on an innovative interactive de-escalation program called Verbal Defense & Influence™, or VDI. The four-day-long training module was developed by Vistelar, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based global consulting and training institute that provides cutting edge solutions for conflict management and prevention, as well as strategic […]

CCCD announces inaugural Materials-Based Research Grant recipients

Press release from the Center for Craft Creativity and Design: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Materials-Based Research Grant. Selected from 46 applicants, three project teams will receive $10,000 each to pursue mutually beneficial innovation in craft and STEM research, including exploring the effects […]

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Asheville Ballet presents a master class on April 12

Press release: The Asheville Ballet and the Asheville Academy of Ballet present a Master Class in Contemporary and Modern techniques with visiting New York artist Shauna Sorensen Wednesday, April 12th from 5:00-6:30pm at the Asheville Ballet studios at 4 Weaverville Hwy, Asheville, NC 28804. Thanks to generous patronage in support of the Asheville Ballet’s scholarship […]

Asheville Symphony performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, April 22

Press release: Experience an evening of beautiful works by Romantic-era composers, as the Asheville Symphony presents its April Masterworks concert, “The Passion of Chopin” Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium under the director of ASO Music Director Daniel Meyer. Guest pianist Soyeon Kate Lee joins the symphony for Chopin’s Piano Concerto […]

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Final performance of the Tryon Fine Arts Center series features Broadway star J. Mark McVey on April 22

Press release from Tryon Fine Arts Center: The final performance of the Tryon Fine Arts Center 2016-2017 Main Stage series features Broadway star J. Mark McVey on Saturday, April 22 at 8pm. Mark McVey made his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean in Les Miserablesafter having won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor while on tour. He […]

Asheville holds Parks and Recreation hiring fair April 18

Press release from the City of Asheville: Looking for a fun summer job? The City of Asheville is holding a second Hiring Fair for positions within the Parks and Recreation Department on April 18th from 3-7 PM.  Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue, to learn about these positions and how to apply. Openings […]

Junior League of Asheville’s ChildWatch Tour highlights impact of homelessness

Press release from Junior League of Asheville: The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) announces the 19th annual ChildWatch Tour, April 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Tour is open to community leaders and the general public. Participants will learn about the effects of homelessness on women and children in our community […]

Bee City USA Asheville program now led by Asheville GreenWorks

Press release from Asheville GreenWorks:  Asheville GreenWorks is pleased to announce that it is now the organizational home of the Bee City USA Asheville affiliate. Bee City USA is a national nonprofit launched in 2012 that galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and […]

Flatiron Writers Room presents the series ‘The Business of Writing,’ May 24-June 14

Press release: Flatiron Writers Room Series: The Business of Writing. Wednesdays, May 24-June 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806 Join fiction writer, essayist and marketing pro Catherine Campbell, and poet Brandon Amico, for this 4-part Wednesday night series on the business of writing starting May 24th. Cost is $35 per class or […]

We Are Hope: A stand against substance abuse

Press release from the Henderson County Public Schools:  In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ four middle and six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign April 3-7, which was formally recognized Wednesday, March 15 by Henderson County Commissioners. It’s the third […]

Sixth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run sponsored by Pardee UNC Health Care

Press release from Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery: The sixth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run, the muddy obstacle race held in Hendersonville, is scheduled for June 3. The annual event benefits Hands On!, the children’s museum located in downtown Hendersonville. This year’s event is themed “Choose Your Challenge”, which allows participants to register as untimed […]

Asheville’s Poetry Cabaret holds fundraiser for trip to Capital Fringe Festival in D.C.

Press release: Asheville’s Poetry Cabaret Collective is going to Washington, D.C. You are invited to a House Party in one of the most luxurious homes in all of Western North Carolina, Hanger Hall, to celebrate Asheville artists representing us in Washington DC at the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival. Poetry, Live Music, Burlesque, Magic, Fire Eating, […]

“Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student?”

Press release from Children First/Communities In Schools: Can you name at least 2 out of the 5 basic tastes perceptible to humans? We can’t give you the answer, but we promise a “sweet” evening of fun, food, brews, amazing raffle items and great prizes at the 6th annual Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) fundraising trivia night, […]

“Mentors and Heroes,” a photography exhibit by David Holt

Press release from North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: “Mentors and Heroes,” a photography exhibit by David Holt, will be on exhibit at the Western Office of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville from March 27 to May 6. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

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