Yoga doesn’t end when you get off the mat, say several local yoga instructors, who broaden their practice to include working for social justice.
Pack up your car with friends and family this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, and head out on Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s annual Farm Tour, an opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 20 WNC farms and the farmers growing your food and fiber.
WHAT: A celebration and fundraiser for Heart of Horse Sense WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 1-6 p.m. WHERE: Horse Sense of the Carolinas Farm, Marshall WHY: Saddle up for a day of “good, clean, farm-friendly family fun” at the inaugural Mane Event, a celebratory fundraiser for Heart of Horse Sense. The nonprofit organization provides equine therapy services […]
The native pawpaw tree plays an important role in this region’s ecology, attracting pollinators with its strong-smelling fruits, says Heather Rayburn, a staff member at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville. Rayburn will lead a discussion on the pawpaw and other native plants at the garden’s monthly book club on June 21.
The benefits of meditation for adults are well-researched and supported by science. Improved cognition, decreased anxiety and increased focus are just a few of meditation’s touted effects. The research on children’s meditation isn’t as plentiful, but studies have shown that kids, too, can reap the benefits of “quieting the mind.” Asheville parents and teachers are […]
Locals who experience gluten intolerance and other conditions that require dietary limitations have to cope with numerous challenges when dining out and socializing.
Timothy Riesz is taking it into his own hands, and handlebars, to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research in an event he has dubbed Pedaling the Parkway for Parkinson’s. Over six consecutive days, from Tuesday, June 20, through Sunday, June 25, Riesz will tackle 469.1 miles of the winding Blue Ridge Parkway, and 48,601 feet […]
WHAT: A concert to benefit Isaac Dickson Elementary School WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 7-11 p.m. WHERE: Altamont Theatre WHY: Community members have come together to demand power over their power supply: Parents and community members will hold a benefit concert at the Altamont Theatre Saturday to raise money for Isaac Dickson Elementary School’s new solar […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a garden program at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women and entrepreneur Andrea Olson’s latest invention: The Baby Potty.
Project Genesis is a pioneering longitudinal study that is mobilizing more than 150 volunteers to study and collect data on the health of 20 research bee hives in West Asheville. Project founder Carl Chesick hopes to gain insight into the factors that are endangering the survival of honeybee colonies.
State Attorney General Josh Stein visited Asheville on June 6 to discuss the region’s efforts to combat the far-reaching effects of the opioid crisis. While not alone among North Carolina counties in dealing with drug abuse, overdoses and drug-related deaths, Buncombe County’s problem is significant, local representatives and Stein said.
Asheville is on the leading edge of recovery therapies, with two new businesses offering treatment for injuries, dehydration, hangovers, jet lag and a variety of illnesses.
WHAT: An art show fundraiser for Appalachian Wildlife Refuge WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 1-5 p.m. WHERE: The Boathouse at the Smoky Park Supper Club WHY: Art lovers and animal enthusiasts alike will have the chance to make a difference in the care of injured animals by attending the Wild Art art show and fundraiser. Appalachian […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a female duo’s traveling tribute to iconic songstresses before them; a parent’s efforts to end lunch debt shaming in local schools; and a team of Erwin High track athletes’ trip to compete at nationals.
A coalition of local food activists, resilience planners and city of Asheville staffers are asking a hard question: In the event of a major disaster that disrupts the food supply for more than a few days, what will people in Western North Carolina eat? A recent workshop looked for answers to that question and brainstormed strategies for collaborative solutions for securing the region’s food supply in hard times.
The Bare Dark Sky Observatory at Mayland Community College near Burnsville will hold its grand opening on Thursday, June 1 beginning at 4 p.m. The observatory is the only International Dark Sky Association-certified dark sky park in the southeastern U.S., and it features the region’s largest telescope dedicated to research and recreation.
According to a host of experts in Asheville and around the nation, female patients are likely to experience more dismissals of symptoms and receive less medical knowledge about their diseases as a result of “gender bias in medicine.” The long-standing prejudice is well-known within the medical community — and women are still taking the brunt of it, experts say.
With its recent move to an unusual shared business space off Pisgah View Road, the local-foods delivery service has plans to broaden its reach.
The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers offer up a chance to visit six private gardens via their biennial tour, the Hidden Gardens of Asheville. And the selection of secret gardens couldn’t be more varied, organizers share — all offering much more to see than just pretty perennials. The tour takes place on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHAT: An outdoor party to benefit the Food for People program WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2-6 p.m. WHERE: 21 Clearwater Creek Road, Leicester WHY: For the last decade, local artists Ron and Rachel Clearfield have opened their home to Asheville residents for the annual Golden Garden Party, an outdoor celebration with live music, handcrafted art […]