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WNC artist in Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition

Press release from Bronwyn Cronin: Bronwyn Cronin is a local musician who is representing WNC in an international vocal competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition. Currently online voting is being held and will extend until October 10th, 2017. Cronin will be releasing a single entitled “Autumn Leaves,” from her upcoming album Blue Skies […]

UNC Asheville students repair eroded Folk Art Center trail during Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Volunteer Corps Work Day

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, in partnership with UNC Asheville Greenfest, held a work day at the Folk Art Center (milepost 382) on Saturday, September 16, 2017, to repair an eroded trail. A representative from the volunteer group Carolina Mountain Club also joined the work day to direct the […]

Registration open for City of Hendersonville Turkey Trot

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting their annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning, November 23. The Trot is a run/walk event open to all ages, all fitness levels and all family members!  The 5k starts in front of City Hall on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 and travels […]

Mark Twain performer at East Asheville Library on Oct. 24

Press release from East Asheville Library: The Friends of the East Asheville Library are pleased to host a one-hour program filled with tall tales and anecdotes as Marvin Cole brings Mark Twain to life. Cole captures the spirit and character of Twain. The performance will be held Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship […]

Diamond Brand hosts “Sherpa Night” with Mount Everest trekking company on Oct. 17

Press release from Hobnail Trekking Co.:   Hobnail Trekking Co., an adventure travel outfitter based in Nashville, will conduct its “Everest Base Camp Trek Experience” presentation in Asheville at Diamond Brand Outdoors’ “Sherpa Night” on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The free event is co-sponsored by Sherpa Adventure Gear, an international apparel company founded in Kathmandu, and Diamond Brand […]

Fermented Food Gathering at French Broad Food Co-op Oct. 5

Press release from Living Web Farms: Sarah Archer of Serotonin Ferments in Asheville, NC offers an array of kimchi, sauerkraut and seasonal pickles to customers at local tailgate markets. “I base products on what is in season, so people can find cucumbers sometimes, and sometimes carrots or daikon. I’m also always experimenting,” she adds enthusiastically. This […]

Malini Srinivasan to Perform Classical Indian Dance with Live Orchestra at UNC Asheville Sept. 27

Press release from UNC Asheville: Dancer and choreographer Malini Srinivasan will perform the traditional Bharatanatyam dance of her native India, accompanied by an orchestra of Carnatic musicians, in a concert titled Rhythms of Love: Dancing for Krishna, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The performance will be the culmination of Srinivasan’s […]

Entries for Grace Centre Gallery’s 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition accepted through Oct. 18

Press release from Grace Centre Gallery: Grace Centre Gallery of Mills River NC proudly presents the 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. Apply and submit artwork online at Deadline for entries is October 18, 2017. Submissions are $10 per work sample, […]

Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park talk at UNC-Asheville on Oct. 5

Press release from Phase: 3 Marketing and Communication: Anderson Design Group of Nashville, Tenn. has partnered with UNC Asheville historian Daniel S. Pierce to create the Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park coffee table book. The illustrator and founder of Anderson Design Group, Joel Anderson, along with authors Nathan Anderson and Daniel S. Pierce, are […]

Moscow Ballet artist will be at International Peace Day in Asheville, Sept. 21

Press release: What: Ballerina Olena Pedan performs “Dove of Peace” in honor of September 21 International Day of Peace. The “Dove of Peace” choreography is from Great Russian Nutcracker and portrays Moscow Ballet’s dedication to world peace 2017 Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All, Peace Day Asheville was formed […]

Delayed Harvest Trout Waters open Oct. 1

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission:  RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 34 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Prior to Oct. 1, Hatchery Supported Trout Waters regulations apply to these waters. Under Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations, no trout […]

Performance-based storytelling training offered at Earth Haven Nov. 4-5

Press release from Eric Wolf: Eric Wolf, Oracle Award Winning Storyteller offers two Days of Performance Based Storytelling Training at the Earth Haven Eco-village. On November 4th and November 5h there will be a weekend of Story Skill Development at the Earthaven Eco-village at 5 Consensus Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Saturday will feature two […]

State conservation grants help protect farmland in Cherokee and Haywood counties

According to a press release, conservation efforts in Western North Carolina recently received state funds to protect farmland. Mainspring Conservation Trust received $1,240,368 to help purchase a perpetual conservation easement on 104 acres of cropland in Cherokee County. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy received two grants totaling $335,000 to help purchase a perpetual conservation easement on 155 acres […]

Upcoming events at Mars Hill University

Press release from Mars Hill University: Coming Up at Mars Hill University September 18 – October 1, 2017 All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298, Tuesday, September 19 Crossroads Chapel Service Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel Welcome […]

Vietnam veterans share poetry and prose at Asheville Community Theatre, Oct. 7

Press release from Asheville Community Theatre:  Asheville Community Theatre is pleased to present a reprise of Brothers Like These, a staged reading of prose and poetry produced by the creative writing program for Vietnam veterans at the Charles George VA Medical Center. Brothers Like These will be performed on the ACT Mainstage on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 […]

‘Campus and Community Racial Climate – Its Influence on Creating Inclusive Faculty Environments’

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Richard Reddick will give a lecture, Campus and Community Racial Climate – Its Influence on Creating Inclusive Faculty Environments, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, in the Manheimer Room. Reddick’s talk is free and open to everyone. “As UNC Asheville deepens its commitment […]

Sierra Club provides list of action opportunities, including Duke rate increase hearing on Sept. 27

Updates from the WENOCA chapter of the Sierra Club: Public Hearing on Duke Energy Progress Rate Hikes Wednesday, September 27th, Buncombe County Court House Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza, Asheville Begins at 7:00pm; Arrive at 6:00pm to sign up to speak; rally 5:00pm at Vance Monument The NC Utilities Commission is taking public comments on […]

WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Board to meet Sept. 26

Announcement from the office of the City Clerk for the city of Asheville: The WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Board will meet Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  This meeting will be held at 4:00PM at the Buncombe County Planning and Development Board Room at 30 Valley Street. The meeting was rescheduled from Monday, September 11, 2017. If you have […]

First annual Nature Festival set for Sept. 30 in Asheville

Press release from Land & Lore Ecotours: 1st Annual Nature Festival in Asheville brings Wildlife and Nonprofits into the Spotlight Asheville, NC, September 13, 2017: With the unique animal and plant life in the Appalachians and people moving to Asheville to enjoy it, local businesses feel it is time to celebrate nature! On September 30th, 3:00 […]

Helpmate to hold domestic violence awareness vigil on Oct. 4

Press release from Helpmate: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Helpmate and UNC Asheville are partnering together to hold a Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil on Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the general community. Two survivors of domestic violence will share their story and The Alex Krug […]

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