Therapy in the garden: Pathways-Life After Cancer will hosts its third annual Garden Party and Yard Art Auction in Adelaide Key’s garden at 300 Webb Cove Rd. this Saturday, June 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., in honor of all who are living with, through and beyond cancer. The afternoon will include wine and light refreshments, fiddle music by Lew Gelfond and a live auction of folk art. Actress Ida Ginn, a cancer survivor and former Pathways participant, will present “Stand Up: The Flipside of Cancer,” a funny, uplifting and slightly irreverent performance, and Rev. Dick Stennett will also speak on the importance of humor in the healing process. Proceeds benefit Pathways, a supportive community resource for cancer patients and their families. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. For information and tickets, call 252-4106 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down on the farm: The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will host its annual Mountain Farm and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, from 1 to 6 p.m. each day. The self-guided tour features 20 sustainable, organic and biodynamic farms and gardens in Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Transylvania and Henderson counties. The cost is $25 per car to visit all of the farms, or $10 per car for a single farm. The tour kickoff, at Greenlife Grocery on Thursday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m., will feature grilled local food, local beer and local bluegrass by Canyon Creek. All proceeds of the tour benefit the CFSA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local and organic agriculture in the Carolinas. For more information, visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org.
Easy on the feet and eyes: A Summer Trail Walk at the North Carolina Arboretum will explore unique features of the early summer landscape. The 45-60 minute amble starts at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. Comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear are advised. The walk begins at the Visitor Education Center and is free. For info and directions, call 665-2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org.