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Charles Frazier and Joy Harjo headline UNC Asheville’s visiting writer events in April

Press release from UNC Asheville:  Celebrities of the literary world Charles Frazier and Joy Harjo will be two of the many visiting writers who will make public appearances on the UNC Asheville campus in April, reading from and discussing their work. All of these events are free and open to everyone with no tickets required. […]

Building Our City series returns, April 3 and May 9

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association:  On April 3, Hunter Franks will share how the League of Creative Interventionists works with communities to create public art and cultural programs to tell real and just narratives, create empathetic spaces, and develop powerful leaders. Franks will share what he has learned from projects including the value of […]

Penland Gallery exhibition showcases unconventional use of materials

Press release from Penland School of Crafts: The year’s first exhibition at the Penland Gallery is a collection of work by artists who, in the words of gallery director Kathryn Gremley, “have erased dividing lines or untethered themselves from material and creative constraints.” Titled “I dwell in Possibility” after a poem by Emily Dickinson, the […]

UNC Asheville to present lectures by visiting scholar of ancient religious cultures, March 29 and April 12

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville will present two upcoming lectures by visiting scholars, with a March 29 talk about the ancient Samaritans, and an April 12 talk on the insights of a 12th century Muslim philosopher and novelist. Both lectures are free and open to everyone and will start at noon in Karpen Hall, […]

Two WNC companies exceeded pollutant release limits into local rivers multiple times, per report

Two companies based in Western North Carolina are guilty of releasing excessive pollutant levels into nearby waterways on multiple occasions, according to a report by the Frontier Group and the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. The report, titled “Troubled Waters: Industrial Pollution Still Threatens American Waterways,” cites Evergreen Paper Mill, based in Canton, […]

Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center hosts meet and greet, March 29

Press release from Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center:  The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center staff invites docents and those interested in becoming docents to the museum for a “Meet and Greet” orientation on Thursday March 29 at 10:30 am. As a non-profit organization, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center relies on the […]

Western Carolina University will offer a half-day workshop, “Reduce the Risk of Sexual Harassment: Know How to Act and React”

Press release from Western Carolina University:  The “Me Too” movement on social media and the resulting public discussion about sexual assault and sexual harassment have put employers on notice that such behaviors will not be tolerated in the workplace. To ensure that employers know the law and have appropriate policies in place to address sexual […]

Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville hosts Career Fest, March 28

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville:  Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville’s Career Fest connects you with local employment & internship opportunities. When: Next Wednesday, March 28, 3 PM – 6 PM Where: Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue, 2nd Floor Interact with Western North Carolina employers from a variety of fields. “From Job Fair to Job Offer” workshop at […]

OnTrack WNC: April financial education schedule

Press release from OnTrack WNC: 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 / lending / legal professionals so that you […]

Balsam Range announces greatest hits album ‘Mountain Overture’

Press release from Mountain Home Music Company: Balsam Range is traversing the musical landscape from their acoustic, award-winning Mountain Voodoo to that of the orchestral with their newest work, Mountain Overture, a recording that transforms the band’s most-loved songs from their first decade of recordings and features the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble. It’s an epic […]

Spring Break LEGO Robotics Intensive for kids

Press release from Asheville Museum of Science:  The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) announces a three-day Spring Break LEGO Robotics Intensive for children ages 8-13. This intensive will run 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from April 2nd to April 4th. Registration for Spring Break LEGO Robotics Intensive is $200 and can be found at Students will dive into an introduction and exploration […]

Call for vendors and artists for International Children’s Day Festival

Press release from Hola Community Arts: International Children’s Day Festival April 29, 2018 Hendersonville, NC Jackson Park Early Registration is Open! Vendors, Artists, & Makers: WE WANT YOU! Early Registration Vendor Fees (Payment must be received prior to April 1st, 2018) Food Vendors:  $250 (20′ x 10′) Retail Vendors: $150 (10′ x 10′) Artisan Vendors:  $100 (10′ x 10′) […]

The Village Potters celebrate a newly expanded clay center with May 12 open house

Press release from The Village Potters: The Village Potters Clay Center, located in the historic River Arts District, has recently completed a 5,000 sq. ft. expansion and will celebrate with a Spring Open House on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 11:00am-4:00pm. “It’s all about the clay!” says owner Sarah Wells Rolland, “clay is what we […]

We Are Hope: Students take a stand against substance abuse

Press release from 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 March 26-30. The campaign – and the students leading the substance abuse awareness events in their schools […]

Exchange students from Denmark visit Mars Hill University

Press release from Mars Hill University: Mars Hill University’s Teacher Education Program hosted a group of 20 students from Mariagerfjord Gymanasium in Hobro, Denmark, on Monday, March 19, 2018. The students participate in an exchange program with North Buncombe High School, in which they are hosted by local families for two weeks and spend that time […]

Call for artists: Art on Main Fine Art/Fine Craft Festival returns for 59th year

Press release from The Arts Council of Henderson County:  Artist applications are available for the 59th annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. Festival dates will be Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2018, from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. This juried and judged show is […]

Volunteers extras needed for new Katie Damien film, March 23 & 25

Press release from Homeward Bound of WNC: Emmy-winning director Katie Damien is directing a short film for Homeward Bound’s Annual Welcome Home Luncheon. Using actors, the film portrays the life of a Homeward Bound client who experienced homelessness and was successfully housed. Volunteers are needed to play extras for the following days: Friday, March 23, […]

UNC Asheville adds electric vehicle charging stations

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville has added two electric vehicle charging stations to the parking deck across the street from the Sherrill Center (P12) to provide a cost-free charging option to the campus community. The newest stations bring the total available stations to eight for the campus. These two stations are funded by […]

Motion Makers Bicycle Shop to open third location in Cherokee in May

From Motion Makers Bicycle Shop: Motion Makers Bicycle Shop Announces New Location in Cherokee March 20, 2018 – Asheville, N.C.: Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, with stores in Asheville and Sylva, is pleased to announce a new location will open in Cherokee in early May. With the newly developed Fire Mountain Trail system right next door, […]

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