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32nd Annual Mountain Glory Festival comes to Marion on October 10

The 32nd annual Mountain Glory Festival, celebrating small-town mountain living, arrives in Marion, North Carolina just in time for Autumn in the Blue Ridge. The event brings crafts, food and live music to Main Street on Thursday, Oct. 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m., according to a press release from the organizers. This years craft selection […]

Asheville women call forum to discuss issues of misogyny and rape culture September 27

A group of Asheville residents are calling on women around town to attend a community discussion on misogyny and rape culture in the wake of the Waking Life Coffee scandal. The forum, which will be held Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at Va Va Voom Lingerie and Apparel‘s Goddess Underground in downtown Asheville, seeks to […]

New espresso cart holds grand opening in time to raise funds for prostate cancer awareness

A new mobile coffee cart buzzing around downtown will be supporting a national effort to raise funds for prostate cancer research during its grand opening this Sunday, September 27 near Pack Square, according to an official press release from the start-up coffee brewers. The Motorcycle Coffee Club, also known as MOCO, will be offering espresso […]

The Vanishing Wheelchair celebrates Houdini, National Magic Month in Oct. 17 performance

As magic lovers and magicians worldwide celebrate the life and work of Harry Houdini during the month of October, the local nonprofit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. is focusing its monthly performance on the art of escape, according to a press release from the organization. This month’s show, held on October 17 at Asheville’s St. Mary […]

Policymakers debate the definition of “sustainable agriculture” in S.B. 513

The word “sustainable” seems to be tossed around Asheville and Western North Carolina more often than a baseball at a Tourists game. Yet defining what that term means to in regards to agriculture has raised debate among several farm advocacy organizations and state lawmakers as a bill that could broaden that definition comes up for […]

Vandercooked Poetry Nights returns to Asheville Bookworks October 3

Community printmaking and book arts studio Asheville Bookworks has announced the latest installment of its “Vandercooked Poetry Nights” series on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 7 p.m. Hosted by BookWorks founder Laurie Corral and poet Landon Godfrey, the event will feature local poet and artist Sebastian Matthews and an interactive demonstration of the Vandercook printing […]

Asheville Brewing Company holds beer release benefit for Friends of Connect Buncombe

Asheville Brewing Company will hold a special beer release part this even from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at its Millroom location, with a portion of sales going to benefit the efforts of Friends of Connect Buncombe, according to a press release sent out by the brewing company. The release party—a collaboration between Industry Nine […]

Asheville Sister Cities opens “Memories of Mexico” photo exhibit, Oct. 2

Photographs from Asheville’s two Mexican sister cities – Valladolid and San Cristobal de las Casas — will be on display as part of the “Memories of Mexico” photo exhibit. An opening reception takes place Friday, Oct. 2, 5:30-8 p.m., at 33 Page Ave. Press release from Asheville Sister Cities: The sights, sounds and images of […]

Family-friendly theater series Saturdays at ACT launches Oct. 3

Tim Arem presents Imaginer, a performance with mime, masks, puppetry, music, audience participation and circus theater skills, on Saturday, Oct. 3. It’s the first installment in the Family-friendly theater series Saturdays at ACT. Press release from Asheville Community Theatre: Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) kicks off their family-friendly theatre series Saturdays at ACT with Tim Arem’s […]

Asheville Humane Society launches Thrive! Together initiative.

Press release from Asheville Humane Society: On September 23, Asheville Humane Society launched their new campaign, Thrive! Together, the organization’s vision for pets and their people. Community members, including Buncombe County commissions and other animal welfare groups, attended the launch event from 9:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. at 14 Forever Friend Lane. The Thrive! Together […]

College Ranker puts Warren Wilson on the list for “The 40 Best College Farms in America”

Press release from Warren Wilson College: The Warren Wilson College Farm is one of “The 40 Best College Farms in America,” according to a website. In addition to Warren Wilson,, which aims to help potential applicants make informed decisions when considering colleges, also includes the farms from Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Michigan State University, […]

A-B Tech receives large grant from the National Science Foundation to support STEM field students

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: A-B Tech Community College was awarded a $612,232 grant from the National Science Foundation through its Scholarships in STEM Program (S-STEM) to help the college better serve and support targeted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students over the next four years. According to the U.S. Department of […]

Great Smokey Mountains National Park to unveil new alternative fuel initiatives

New alternative fuel equipment is coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM). Wednesday, Sept. 30, separate ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held at two of the visitor centers in the parkto unveil new pieces of alternative fuel equipment. 9:30 a.m. at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, NC 1:30 p.m. at Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, […]

Sing Out! For Justice to celebrate one year anniversary of Henderson County Family Justice Center

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: In October, the Henderson County Family Justice Center will celebrate one year of helping victims of interpersonal violence lessen the trauma of reporting their abuse. The Henderson County Family Justice Center is on South Grove Street in Hendersonville, conveniently located near the County Courthouse, The Mediation Center, the Sheriff’s […]

Anam Cara Theatre Company presents the I’m Proud of You Variety Show

Press release from  Anam Cara Theatre Company: Debuting this fall, the I’m Proud of You Variety Show is part talk show, part vaudeville, and part comedy laboratory. Come witness the birth of Asheville’s newest collaborative entertainment hub.  This hour long romp is full of surprises, stupid human tricks, and serious shenanigans. The creators responsible for […]

Burial Beer Co. sets date for Burn Pile Harvest Fest, Oct. 24

Burial Beer Co. has scheduled its second Burn Pile Harvest Fest for 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Focusing on a range of beer styles — everything from the ubiquitous autumn pumpkin brews to spiced ales and fresh-hopped lagers — the 2015 event will expand slightly on last year’s inaugural festival. This year will see the addition of harvest-themed food from […]

Field & Stream’s grand opening celebrations at Asheville Outlets kick off Oct. 8

From Asheville Outlets Press release Field & Stream, a retail store specializing in hunting, fishing and camping gear, is set to open its second North Carolina location at Asheville Outlets on Thursday, October 8th. Field & Stream will not only feature top brands, but also offer expert services to help shoppers make the most of […]

Following Waking Life scandal, Pour Taproom to donate portion of Sept. 24 sales to Our Voice

“Asheville has been hurt by the actions of our neighbors, and we want to help,” says Nate Tomforde of Pour Taproom. “We are donating 15 percent of all sales on Thursday, Sept. 24 to Our Voice.” Pour Taproom, a self-service, pay-by-the-ounce bar, is located at 800 Haywood Road, just down the road from Waking Life […]

Andy Shaw Ford of Sylva and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort to hold fundraiser for The Community Table, Sept. 30

From event organizers Press release Who: The Community Table is partnering with Andy Shaw Ford and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for our biggest fundraising event ever! What: Take a quick no pressure spin in a new Ford and help us raise $40 per test drive, at no cost to you! One per household, please. Enjoy […]

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