Roger Helm is an instructor on global climate change at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
After being closed for more than three years, the American Museum of the House Cat will reopen in Sylva. Plus, a Weaverville novelist explores aging, the Asheville Orchid Festival returns and the Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts Glass & Metal Day.
The Diana Wortham Theatre will host a concert celebrating Doc Watson’s 100th birthday. Plus, Eblen Charities gives away prom dresses and AVL Clothing Swap raises money for reproductive rights.
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre prepares to greet live audiences again. Plus: Panelists will discuss Asheville’s historic Shiloh community; Hendersonville gives an up-close look at its vehicles; and the Sourwood Festival returns.
Buncombe County’s new Community Paramedic and Post Overdose response team has connected 195 people who had experienced heroin and fentanyl overdoses with peer support resources. Plus, other WNC health happenings, awards and updates.
Lifelong learning is OLLI’s primary goal. But its executive director, Catherine Frank, says the organization also aims to push back against ageism and the stereotypes it creates.
A great gray army is at work throughout Buncombe County: retired people donating their time to groups of every stripe. This unpaid workforce brings with it a wide variety of life experiences, but its members have remarkably similar goals: to forge connections and make this community a better place, finding meaning through giving back.
The seventh annual Holocaust Remembrance Concert, entitled ELEGY: Songs of Lamentation, takes place at UNC Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Manheimer Room on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m.
Local seniors learn skills and discover friendships in the garden.