Spring at the Grovewood: Asheville’s Grovewood Cafe is welcoming spring with a new seasonal menu, and the eatery’s outdoor patio area is also ready for warm-weather dining. The Grovewood is located at 111 Grovewood Road, next to the Grove Park Inn; for more information, call 258-8956.
Hop to it: Looking for a great way to get out of town and blow off some steam this Saturday, April 22? Then head to not-so-far-away downtown Hickory for the annual Hickory Hops Brew Festival, which runs from 1 to 7 p.m. in the town’s Union Square. The event will feature handcrafted beers from more than 35 microbreweries, along with music by bands The Truckstop Preachers and Baby Black. For more information and to order tickets, call (828) 322-1121 or visit www.hickoryhops.com.
Dine out, fight AIDS: The Western North Carolina AIDS Project is preparing for its fourth year of joining the Dining Out For Life campaign. On Thursday, April 27, dine at any participating restaurant, and 20 percent of your bill will go directly to WNCAP, a nonprofit that works to limit the spread of HIV in Western North Carolina through prevention and educational programs. The group also works to improve the lives of families and individuals affected by AIDS. To find out more, visit wcnap.org.
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