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A bunch of bright red tomatoes.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Your favorite peak summer produce — tomatoes, corn, peppers, melons, peaches, blackberries, beans, okra, eggplant — is still filling the tables at farmers tailgate markets.

The 2019 Ruby Color Ball

The Asheville Area Arts Council is thrilled to celebrate the 15th Color Ball on September 21, 2019. This year’s Ruby Ball will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the AAAC.

People in line at a DMV office.

DMV Offers Tips for Peak Season

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is reminding people of several tips to make it easier to complete their business efficiently during the busiest time of year.

Metalsmith Tom Reardon demonstrates in his studio in Grovewood Village.

Historic Grovewood Village Offers Open Studio Art Tours

Every third Saturday of the month now through October, the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works.

Tourists and locals beating on the drums in downtown Asheville.

Asheville’s Drum Circle

The Asheville Drum Circle is a tradition unique to the area. It is a free event that’s open to all. During the warmer months it’s held on Friday nights in Pritchard Park.

Musicians playing the guitar, fiddle, and violin for Shindig on the Green.

Shindig on the Green is This Saturday!

The 53rd season of Shindig on the Green, a free event in the heart of downtown Asheville with a stage show and informal jam sessions, takes place on Saturday evenings now through August 31, 2019.

A group of people talking with each other at The Wedge on Foundation.

Mountain Medicine Festival Returns on Sept. 15

Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation are hosting the second annual Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert highlighting the health benefits of nature and benefiting local environmental nonprofits.

Volunteers cleaning up litter along a highway.

N.C. DOT Calls for Volunteers for Fall Litter Sweep

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Saturday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Sept. 28.

A Buncombe County bus shelter showing an art exhibit on the history of the local area.

Exhibit Brings History of Transportation to ART Bus Shelters

The North Carolina Collection at Pack Memorial Library, Strive Beyond Drive, and Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center are excited to announce their new partnership with Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) and the City of Asheville to install interpretive historical panels on bus shelters throughout Asheville and Buncombe County.

A priest blessing a dog during the Annual Blessing of the Pets.

11th Annual Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, Sept. 7

Mills River Presbyterian Church will host the 11th Annual Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:00 am on the church grounds for all types of pets — dogs, cats, rabbits, and any other pet people would like to bring.

A dog walking out of water from a lake.

Summer Fun With Your Furry Friends!

As the weather continues to get nicer this summer, you may find yourself wanting to be outside as much as possible with your pets. But excessive heat can cause serious problems for our four-legged counterparts.