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Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Theology Beer Camp @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

To celebrate Homebrewed Christianity’s 10th year of podcasting, we wanted to do something a little special for this edition of #theologybeercamp. This year, we will be hosting Theology Beer Camp in an actual brewery, in HBC’s home state.

The theme for this edition of Theology Beer Camp is Resurrecting Prophetic Christianity. We’ve got activist theologian Robyn Henderson-Espinoza joining us for the fun, as well as Lindenwood University prof and deacon of dialectical theology W. Travis McMaken, Bill Leonard, and a bunch of our podcasting friends…

In addition to extremely nerdy talks, hanging out with other theology nerds just like you, you’ll also be getting some of the best craft beer in the Southeast. And in case we forgot to mention, all of the beer you can drink is included in the price of your ticket. One more time for the people in the back – your ticket to Theology Beer Camp gets you free beer from Habitat Brewing Co. for the entire weekend!

And make sure you join our friends from Brew Theology for an awesome pre-event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-theology-pre-theology-beer-camp-event-tickets-46305749744?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

https://www.facebook.com/events/280221602553424/

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Summer of Glass VIP Weekend @ North Carolina Glass Center
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm

EXCLUSIVE SUMMER OF GLASS VIP WEEKEND PACKAGE:

Welcome at the NC Glass Center with glass blowing demonstration

Visit to the North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement exhibition, with a welcome from the curator

Reservations at a premier partner restaurant featuring glass art

Guided tour of Asheville galleries with glass exhibitions

Ticket to Chihuly Nights at Biltmore

Guided day-long tour to four professional glass artists’ private studios; lunch and transportation included

Glass Collector Home visit offered in two of the four VIP weekends

Brunch at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery with guest glass artist

A hands-on glass-making experience at the NC Glass Center

Ticket to return and tour Chihuly at Biltmore during the daytime

A swag bag for each participant, with gifts and Asheville art-insider information.

*June and August VIP weekends include a Collector Home visit. July and September VIP weekends include studios in the beautiful Toe River Valley near Penland School of Craft.

https://www.facebook.com/events/189780251670229/

Vintage Market Days® of Asheville
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the August event in Asheville Metro Vintage Market Days® August 17-19, 2018 – one of Country Living Magazines “7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales You Won’t Want To Miss”!
Grab your girlfriends or your husband & join us for a weekend of the very best of Vintage vendors from across the United States. We bring vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days®. VMD™ is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & a little more. Shopping, live music…We love bringing the Vintage experience® to the Asheville Metro Area!
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https://www.facebook.com/events/414954688964513/

Crossroads Anti-Racism Training @ Montreat Conference Center
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:30 pm

This introductory workshop by Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training Event will provide participants with a shared analysis of systemic racism in the United States. Using an action-reflection model, the workshop will seek to answer three questions: What is the current reality of racism in the US? Why is this still our current reality? How can we intervene strategically to disrupt and dismantle racism?

The workshop will include definitions of key concepts such as racism, prejudice, power, and dominant culture. Participants will receive capacity-building tools and resources to work for antiracist transformation in their churches and institutions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1818563488463685/

DreamTrips – Nascar Night Race at Bristol @ Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm

Get revved up with an adrenaline-pumping experience in Asheville, North Carolina. You will be in the middle of the action at one of the most popular night races of the NASCAR® season. Head to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Proshops NRA Night Race, known for epic battles and thrilling finishes. The Bass Proshops NRA Night Race is a focal point for the race weekend at this highly popular speedway. And to add even more excitement, your pre-race SuperPass grants you on-track access prior to the race.

What we love:
• Despite its length, Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the fastest NASCAR short tracks thanks to extraordinarily steep banks on its turns.
• Downtown Asheville has impressive galleries, shops, restaurants and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
• The speedway has been called one of the loudest NASCAR tracks — which only adds to the excitement of the race.

What’s Included:
Your DreamTrip includes 3 days and 2 nights in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as:
• Admission to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway; includes your ticket on the front stretch in the Allisons grandstand (row 25 or higher); includes transportation.
• Pre-race SuperPass, which allows on-track access prior to the race.
• Welcome reception.
• Taxes and fees included.

Transportation:
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), approximately 14.5 miles (23 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

Hotel Details:
The Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown combines elegance and flair with a focus on exceptional customer service. You will enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and excellent food and beverage choices at oneFIFTYone Boutique Bar & Kitchen.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 bar.
• Fitness center.
• Spa-like bathrooms.
• Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
• Complimentary valet and self-parking.

Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 queen beds.
• Maximum occupancy 4 persons.
• High-definition, flat-screen television.
• Spa-like bathroom.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Hair dryer.
• Complimentary refrigerator.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown
151 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

Hotel Check-in Requirements:
By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of WorldVentures™ and Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia or WorldVentures.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2026217590741714/

Aug
18
Sat
2018
7TH ANNUAL REUSE CONTEST
Aug 18 all-day

For the seventh consecutive year, the Asheville Habitat
ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village is encouraging residents to show off their
creativity and talent for a chance to win in the ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist
studio, chicken coop…tree house, playhouse, tiny house…if you recently built a structure like
this using predominantly reused building materials, Habitat wants to know. The contest runs
July 1-August 31 and submissions must be sent electronically. Information and entry form will
be available on ashevillehabitat.org starting July 1 st .
The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed
predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they
make using materials purchased at the ReStore. This contest is a great way to showcase their
projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable materials,” said Scott
Stetson, ReStore General Manager.  Five judges will select winners in the following categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live
and/or Work Space, Home Décor, Youth (age 16 and under), and Best in Show. Winners will
be announced in
mid-September.

Best of 2018 by Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool @ NC
Aug 18 all-day

Students at the Visual Arts Preschool at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design engage with pre-K education fundamentals through a dynamic, arts based curriculum. Literacy, numeracy, social skills, community building, cultural and environmental studies are approached through an art and design thinking lens, as students explore learning concepts experientially across multiple platforms.

The Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool ‘Best of 2018’ collection is a cross section of the diverse pre-K education program and includes investigations into art movements, community and culture, storytelling, and creative play.

Chihuly at Biltmore @ Biltmore House
Aug 18 all-day

The Biltmore Estate has been planning the largest exhibition in its historic gardens for almost a decade. And finally, last week, Chihuly at Biltmore opened with a mega installation of glass sculptures from the famous artist Dale Chihuly. Tens of thousands of glass pieces from all around the world reside in 14 locations around the Estate (which is the very first large-scale N.C. Chihuly installation).

The exhibition is up from now until Oct. 7th, free admission with a Biltmore day pass (and free for annual pass holders)Chihuly at Nightis a special, ongoing event where the glass sculptures are lit up, plus live music in the gardens + a wine bar. Tickets are $37.50 for kids + range from $65 – 75 for adults ($10 discount for pass holders).

Three new works
 were blown just for Biltmore, and 6 new compositions were put together.

Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Adults Only
Aug 18 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Family Friendly
Aug 18 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Grandfather Mountain Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic @ Grandfather Mountain
Aug 18 all-day
COST: $50
Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. This event is free to working members of the press, with an additional cost for non-press professionals and amateurs. Online registration begins July 18 at grandfather.com.

Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS, Momentum Gallery @ Momentum Gallery
Aug 18 all-day
Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS, Momentum Gallery @ Momentum Gallery | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Asheville, NC—Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville is pleased to participate in the Summer of Glass, a WNC celebration of glass art in conjunction with the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate, May-October 2018. The gallery exhibition, Reflections (July 1-August 25) nods to the Gilded Age, a period during the late 19th Century when the Biltmore Estate was conceived and constructed by railway tycoon George Vanderbilt. This curated exhibition features recent work by some of the country’s top contemporary glass artists with many of the works in the collection speaking to Vanderbilt’s aesthetic of opulence, grandeur, and beauty. Other conceptual pieces examine concepts of memory and history, referencing the “downstairs” or “behind the scenes” of the palatial mansion as well. Sophisticated sculptures and stylish wall pieces incorporate a variety of glass techniques and explore the intricate detailing, ornamentation, and drama indicative of the Gilded Age. This Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Reflections includes works by: Thor & Jennifer Bueno, Amber Cowan, Jennifer Halvorson, Alli Hoag, Joanna Manousis, Andy Paiko, Kit Paulson, Pablo Soto, and Tim Tate.

Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance @ NC Arboretum
Aug 18 all-day

This exquisite, interactive exhibit is designed to inspire and educate visitors about the storied history and evocative power of scent while taking them on a full sensory journey, literally! Blending flora, fashion and science, Making Scents showcases some of Mother Nature’s most fragrant botanicals and unveils the plants and flowers behind some of the world’s most iconic perfumes. Visitors will explore the mysterious power of the sense of smell, learn about the artistry and science behind the fragrance industry and even compose their own basic fragrance.

From traditional harvest and extraction methods to chemical combinations of synthetic fragrances, Making Scents uncovers the technical processes behind fragrance creation through an immersive, multisensory experience. Art, passion and craft come together inside the exhibit’s iconic bottle display, which showcases the unique designs of more than 100 perfume bottles, some dating back to ancient the Greek and Roman eras. By integrating horticulture, history and pop culture, Making Scents is sure to enlighten the senses and engage the minds of visitors about the fragrance industry and the living world in a fun, dynamic way.

Mamma Mia! @ Flat Rock Playhouse
Aug 18 all-day

The #1 most requested musical at FRP and international phenomenon…MAMMA MIA!

Dance the night away to such ABBA favorites as “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All” and “Thank you for the Music” in this delightful musical comedy and Broadway sensation.

Following the release of the brand new musical movie, Mamma Mia 2 in movie theaters on July 20th, see where it all began at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage from July 27th to August 18th as WE present Mamma Mia!

Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM

Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731

Nature Across the Carolinas: Fiber Art with Quilts @ NC Arboretum
Aug 18 all-day

This exhibit showcases the work of three leading fiber artists who explore Western North Carolina’s mountains, meadows and marshes using fabrics and fibers. Their quilted wall art offers a link to familiar images of this region, echoing the Arboretum’s role of connecting people with plants. Through their diverse styles, construction methods and subject matter, artists Mary Stori, Judy Simmons and Kate Weston add a contemporary twist to the area’s rich and storied quilt-making tradition. Their exhibit features  pieces of varying sizes, from large focal-point wall hangings to medium-sized wall art to small work suitable for tabletop display. All pieces are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

About the Artists

Mary Stori

From her home in Clyde, N.C., Mary creates botanical and organic themed art quilts using artisian-made, hand-dyed cotton, linen, silk and rayon fabrics. She also utilizes hand-felted and hand-dyed wool as rich backdrops, offering texture and depth to her work. Bead embellishment is another one of her trademarks. Learn more on her website.

Judy Simmons

Judy creates her own fabric in her Fletcher, N.C. studio using surface design techniques, including fabric marbling, dyeing, color lifting and silk screening. Much of the imagery in her work utilizes her own photography printed on fabric. To learn more about Judy, please click here.

Kate Weston

From her home in Statesville, N.C., Kate focuses on the creation of complex cloth through the application of dye, paint and embellishment, such as fabric overlay or manipulation and the application of non-fiber materials.  Coupled with skillful machine quilting, Kate’s works create and stunning interplay of color and texture. Please visit Kate’s website to learn more.

Pioneer Women Painters of the River District @ NC
Aug 18 all-day

Pioneer Women Painters of the River District, curated by Sara Ledonne, is a group exhibit which will highlight five Warehouse Studio artists from the mid 90s. These adventurous, creative, inspirational women found themselves under one roof, painting energetic, extraordinary, thought provoking abstracts.
In the 80’s, Marie Hudson opened her studio in the RAD. She was one of the first artists to plant roots in what has become one of the most popular locations for artists in Asheville. Hudson’s art resonates in the community. Hundreds of locals have collected her art over the years.
Mary Charles Griffin, an abstract expressionist artist that goes by the name of Charlie, is a 91-year-old dynamo who graduated from Western Carolina University with her master’s in studio painting when she was 77. “I started painting professionally after my children left home in 1980. I can’t hear, see or speak, but otherwise I am in pretty good shape for my age.” -Charlie Griffin
“I moved again to a studio in the Riverlink building in 1991. With the leadership of Karen Cragnolian ( Riverlink) and Gayle McCarthy (Highwater Clay) I helped organize the first, soon to be River Arts District, Open Studios. There were five participating artists at that time.” – Betty Clark
“This building, these studios, these women were my first introduction to the artists of Asheville and the River District. It was not yet called the River ARTS District…there were no coffee shops, breweries, or restaurants  like today…It was still pretty sketchy after dark if you ventured further down toward what is now Pink Dog… I moved into Warehouse Studios in the fall of 1998, right after I moved to Asheville from Seattle.   At that time, there were only about 20 artists in the RAD, scattered in the old buildings.  Marie Hudson, Betty Clark , Charlie Griffin and I had been working studios at Warehouse long before there was anything else down there. We became friends as well as critics for each other’s work.”- Barbara Fisher
This exhibit aims to recreate the experience of discovering this artistic hot bed, and pay homage to those early Asheville pioneer women painters. The opening reception for Pioneer Women Painters of the River District will be August 3, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Sara Ledonne will give a curator’s talk at 6:30.
Participating artists: Betty Clark, Marie Hudson, Mary Charles “Charlie” Griffin, Barbara Fisher, Dawn Rentz

Red Hot in the Blue Ridge @ 175 Biltmore Avenue
Aug 18 all-day

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Red Hot in the Blue Ridge, an exhibition being held in conjunction with Western North Carolina’s community-wide Summer of Glass celebration. On view at the Asheville Art Museum On the Slope at 175 Biltmore Avenue May 19 – September 30, 2018Red Hot in the Blue Ridge celebrates Western North Carolina’s unique place in the history of American Studio Glass. Many other organizations and galleries across WNC are also hosting glass-focused events, programs and exhibitions during the region’s Summer of Glass celebration, which coincides with a new exhibition at Biltmore of multi-media artist Dale Chihuly’s monumental glass sculptures.  Visit www.ashevilleart.org for details.

ReStore ReUse Contest @ Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Aug 18 all-day
ReStore ReUse Contest @ Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

If you’ve recently built a structure from predominantly reused building materials, the Asheville Habitat ReStore wants to know. Projects can include garden sheds, artist studios, benches, chicken coops, playhouses and much more. Share your projects with the Habitat ReStore to help showcase innovative building projects made with reused materials and show off your creativity and talent for your chance to win in the 7th annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The contest runs July 1st through August 31st. For information and submission guidelines, visit ashevillehabitat.org

PHISH Curveball Live Stream @ UpCountry Brewing Company
Aug 18 @ 1:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 am

Join us as we live stream Phish from Curveball this year! We’re open until the show’s over. Bring your Phriends and come boogie with us! No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/652027748508777/

Appalachian Chic Food Truck @ One World Brewing West
Aug 18 @ 4:00 am – Aug 19 @ 1:00 am

Fine southern fusion cuisine that’s made with love & as many ingredients as possible from local farmers. High-quality farm to table fresh food.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the food industry, Appalachian Chic have acquired the culinary skills to provide you with a wide array of cultural cuisines. They have an affordable and unforgettable catering experience.

Find out more:

https://www.facebook.com/appchicfoodtruck
http://appalachianoccasions.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086203558205133/

Annual All In One Day Exclusive Getaway To Harrah’s Cherokee Cas @ Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – Aug 19 @ 3:30 am

We’re Doing It Again! It’s Our All In One Day Exclusive Getaway!

ITINERARY:

LEAVING OUT OF GREENSBORO, NC @ 7:00am (Bus Pick Up In The Burlington Coat Factory Parking Lot Right Behind Chilli’s Restaurant 3024 W. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27403

What’s Provided…

It All Starts With Our Legendary Party Bus Ride & If You’ve Never Been On One Of Ours Then You Are In For A Treat. It’s An Event Within Itself! It’s A Luxury Motor Coach And A Ride Full Of Music, Movies, Dancing, Laughing, Games Etc. DRINKS & Snacks Will Be Provided And If You Drink Something That You Think We Don’t Have… Then Bring It!

Our Destination…

The Beautiful State Of The Art Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Casino. Everything All In The Same Area/Building

The Casino… Has Over 4000 Games & All Of Your Favorite Games Including: Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, (All w/ Live Dealers), Slot Machines & More! Bonus: Everyone Gets $20 Back To Be Used For Slot Play

The Hotel/Resort…

Experience a Fabulous Meal at The Casual Dining Restaurant-Selu Garden Café`, Sizzling Prime Steaks at Ruth Chris Steak House, Savor the Flavors of Tuscany at BRIO Tuscan Grille, Food on The Go at the Food Court, and the Chefs Stage for Cuisine that offers Asian, Italian, Mexican, Barbecue, and Comfort.

River Shops- on the 2nd Floor of the Casino. Also Experience The Mandara Spa, a Full Service Spa and Salon

Note: Lunch & Dinner At The Restaurants Is Not Included In The Ticket Price And Also Note That The Mandara Spa Is Optional And All All Spa/Massage/Pedicure Appointments Must Be Made Separate & Are Your Responsibility (For More Info About The Spa Call 828.497.8550)
We Leave The Resort Get Back On Our Bus & The Party Continues..

All Of This In One Day & You Are Home By 11p

ALERT! We Only Have 50 Spots. This VIP Event Is Exclusive So Reserve Your Spot Today With Your Initial Deposit Of 50% OR You Can Go Ahead & Pay The Total Fee & Be Done & Waiting For The Trip (Dress is Casual/Comfortable & You Must Be At Least 25 To Attend) If You Don’t Want To Purchase On Line Email Us @ [email protected] To Make Other Payment Arrangements

Initial Deposits Due By July 9th. After That Only Full Payment & Final Balances Accepted (See Ticket Purchase/Description Info)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1339346182864775/

4th Annual Lakeside Rumble @ Lake Junaluska Conference Center
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

T-SHIRT DEADLINE IS AUG 9
4 person team competition
All Male, All Female, Co-ed
Rx and Scaled Divisions
4 WODS
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cLmHRbgj5MGURO4XTVrTPFYWzUWNrDYU

https://www.facebook.com/events/973997202768807/

Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Snapshots of Summer Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s hard not to crack a smile while enjoying amazing views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge from on top of the Chimney. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our Smiles of Spring Photo Contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.
GREAT PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS:
First Place – An overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to Chimney Rock, brunch for two at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours
Second Place – A Chimney Rock prize package including two passes to Chimney Rock, lunch for two at the Old Rock Café and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.
People’s Choice – Selected by our Facebook fans, the winning photo will be featured as the cover photo of our Facebook page for two weeks and the cover of our Pinterest board of winning photos. Prize includes two Park admission tickets, lunch for two at the Old Rock Café and a $20 gift certificate for Old Time Photo in Chimney Rock Village.
CONTEST RULES:

There is no fee to enter the contest. All photographs must be taken inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park only in areas accessible to guests between June 21, 2018- Sept. 21, 2018. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers.
Up to three photos per person can be submitted via any of the following ways to be eligible to win:

Facebook: First, like the Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park page and share our photo contest post on your wall. Then post your photo to our wall with the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words) through your personal Facebook account. Next, send us a private message including your contact information specified in rule #3.
Pinterest: First, re-pin our photo contest pin to one of your boards and follow our 2017 The Different Seasons of Chimney Rock Spring Photo Contest Board so we can easily contact you. Then pin your photo with the hashtags #chimneyrock AND #photocontest with your personal account, and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words).
Twitter: First, follow Chimney Rock Park and retweet our tweet about the photo contest. Then tweet your photo to @ChimneyRockPark with the photographer’s name and the hashtag #photocontest. Next, send us private messages with your brief photo caption.
E-mail: If you don’t have access to any social media sites listed above, you may email your digital photo with your contact information specified in rule #3 to [email protected]
Snail Mail: Send your print photo with the clearly marked photographer’s name, city & state, a brief typed photo caption and a phone number to: Photo Contest, Chimney Rock Management LLC, PO Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.

Every entry should be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, city & state, a brief photo caption your photo of the Seasons of Chimney Rock, an email address and the best phone number to reach you.
Photos should be available at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (1 MB minimum) to be eligible to win. Photos taken via smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are welcome if they meet minimum requirements.
For entries showing human faces, you must list their name(s) and have written permission from any photographed person(s) to use their image.
Entries should reflect the photographer’s interpretation of a face of Chimney Rock. Emphasis will be placed on quality, composition and creativity. All entries may be used in promotions of Chimney Rock and park-related activities.
Digital images can be optimized but not dramatically altered with photo editing software. Black and white photographs are welcome.
Decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be notified and announced  at chimneyrockpark.com and on Chimney Rock’s social media channels.
For more information, call 1-800-277-9611 or email us at [email protected]

Trimming Back The Salad On Wash Creek Trail! @ Pisgah National Forest
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join TCL David Knupp and help with some heavy corridor trimming of undergrowth along Wash Creek Trail in the North Mills River section of the Pisgah District, PNF. We will meet at 8 a.m. and will use gas powered hedgers/trimmers to clear the salad back. Meeting at the concrete low water bridge on Wash Creek Red, just off FS5000. The usually PPEs, plus ear protection is required.

https://www.facebook.com/events/896861653830352/

WNC Farmer’s Market
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Farm hike & Wildcat Brothers Coffee house for breakfast @ Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us Weekly for a Farm Hike – Meet at the barn front yard at Appalachian Ridge at 9:30 to join the hike. Appalachian Ridge will open our Wildcat Brothers coffee shop early, 8:30am. Join us before the hike fore breakfast and coffee! We will be selling Sharewell Coffee and Underground Bakery Croissants with local jams,honey, and Goat cheese a great lite way to start your morning! After breakfast join the hike or just enjoy the views and relax! See you at the Ridge!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2366365530057108/

Pranayama, Mudra, & Bandhas for Healing with Indu Arora @ Asheville Yoga Center
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Yoga has become synonymous with asanas, however the entire practice of Yoga is based on practices of awareness (Kriyas). Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas are the three most important kriyas that lead to the state of meditation. When these three practices are done with awareness, knowledge and preparation, Yoga becomes sadhana. In this journey to self, pranayama leads to the purification of senses, prana and mind. With a consolidated state of mind one attains Mudra and maintains bandhas in order to maintain one pointed awareness.

Learn these three important practices in Yoga and let your practice be to attain the state of Yoga itself.

Day 1- Pranayama
Pre-practices, practical hints, seasonal considerations, technical considerations, benefits and modifications of main pranayama

Day 2 and 3 – Mudras
Types, benefits, philosophy, science, therapeutic application, pre-practices of Mudras

Day 4 – Tri-Bandhas
Tri-Bandhas, history, benefits, technique, textual reference, integrations in asana and pranayama

Day 5
Integration of Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas into practice

Pre-requisites (Any one of the following):
Current student in a Yoga teacher training program
Completed a Yoga teacher training program
3 years of Yoga practice

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21 Days of Prayer Saturday Prayer Service @ The Gathering Church
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If you’re near Asheville, join us for our Saturday morning prayer services in person during the 21 Days of Prayer! We can’t wait to worship and pray with you. Childcare is provided!

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21 Days of Prayer Saturday Prayer Service @ The Gathering Church
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If you’re near Asheville, join us for our Saturday morning prayer services in person during the 21 Days of Prayer! We can’t wait to worship and pray with you. Childcare is provided!

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