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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
RiverLink Bus Tour
Oct 16 – Nov 7 all-day
RiverLink & Lead Frog Tours

Explore the History of the French Broad Riverfront in Asheville with RiverLink’s Bus Tour
The RiverLink bus tour, offered through Leap Frog Tours, is an opportunity to learn the exciting history of the French Broad River and its important role in the development of Asheville. Participants will also learn about current improvements along the French Broad River and what is expected in the coming years to make the River and Watershed a better place to live, learn, work and play.

Tours run from 10 AM-1 PM on the first Thursday of the month from March-November. Tour groups meet at the parking lot of New Belgium Brewing in the River Arts District of Asheville. Cost is $45 with a portion of the proceeds donated to RiverLink to support their mission to promote the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed.

For more information and to register visit: https://tinyurl.com/BookRiverLinkTourToday

Ghost Train
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 11:30 pm
Tweetsie Railroad

September 20-21, 27-28, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26

Open 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Required.

It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train—if you dare!

Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Sleepy Hollow Experience
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 8:30 pm
Cherokee's Mountainside Theatre

Lose your head at Cherokee, NC’s newest and most thrilling Halloween attraction: The Sleepy Hollow Experience. Step into a fresh, horrifying new take on the world of the classic Washington Irving tale as the audience becomes part of the action. But be aware of what’s in front of you… and behind you… The Headless Horseman is waiting… Nationally renowned theatre producer Brian Clowdus invades Unto These Hills this Halloween season with a 360-degree immersive theatrical nightmare that has taken the country by storm. In this modern retelling, Ichabod Crane is still being pursued by the Headless Horseman, but the pulse-quickening drama and terror have increased tenfold. Don’t miss this reimagining, which was named one of the “Top 5 Halloween Plays” in the USA by American Theatre magazine.

The Sleepy Hollow Experience
October 17th-November 3rd
Thursday-Sunday at 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Mountainside Theatre, 688 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
For tickets visit: www.cherokeehistorical.org

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Haunted Trail at Pisgah Brewery
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company

Gather your closest ghouls and raise money for your school! The Haunted Trail at Pisgah Brewery is back with festive family fun for it’s 7th year. The Haunted Trail is ideal for children ages 3-12 years old. The night includes a heart pumping walk through the Trail with live actors, spooky sounds, and spectacular props. After adrenaline reaches peak levels during the walk, guests spill out screaming and laughing into the Party at Pisgah Park. The party warmly welcomes trail-goers with Halloween crafts, contests, activities and local food trucks, as well as Pisgah beer on tap for the grown-ups! The younger ghouls can enjoy the (actor-free) “Sweet Peek Tour” of the Trail at 6:45pm before it gets dark.

Our Ghouls For Schools program puts the “fun” in fundraising, and is giving back to local schools for its 4th year in a row. The program gives $1 back from each ticket to your PTA or PTO of choice. Ingles Markets will award an additional $1000 as a grand prize to the school that gets the most participants. In addition to the give back program, we will be hosting a silent auction at the festival to benefit the Eliada Academy. Great community sponsors like Ingles Markets, Mellow Mushroom, The Adventure Center of Asheville, Best Bites Dental, Union Transfer, The DM Shop and Asheville Plays help make the Ghouls For Schools program possible.

The Haunted Trail is produced by Asheville Plays!. Asheville Plays! was founded by a local husband and wife team who create lasting memories through the power of play. They specialize in corporate team building for adults, and unique special events for families. The Haunted Trail is Asheville Plays! signature event, and they are striving to make The Trail a treasured part of your family’s tradition.

For more information, visit www.hauntedtrailwnc.com. For more information about Asheville Plays!, visit www.ashevilleplays.com

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Clint Black Live at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Oct 24 all-day
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Doors open at 7:00PM
Show starts 8:00PM
Set length: 75 minutes + encore
Tickets: $39/$49/$59/$69

Clint Black Live at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Oct 24 all-day
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

CLINT BLACK
It is one of the most storied careers in modern music. Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ’89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin’ Time. He followed that with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the ’90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including “A Better Man,” “Where Are You Now,” “When My ShipComes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Summer’s Comin’,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights,” part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era. Along the way, Clint has sold over 20 million records, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada including a GRAMMY, landed nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Clint continues to tour throughout North America in 2019 as he celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Killin’ Time.

Drink Coffee, Support Special Olympics
Oct 24 all-day
various locations in buncombe county

Buncombe County Special Olympics’ annual Coffee for Champions fundraiser returns for a third year on October 1. During the month of October, local coffee shops donate up to five cents for each cup of coffee purchased at their establishments to support Special Olympics training and competitions for area youth and adults.

“We are a completely volunteer-driven, donation-funded program focused on inclusionary sporting opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities,” said Karla Furnari of Buncombe County Recreation Services, who is also a Buncombe County Special Olympics coach and Local Coordinator. “Coffee for Champions helps build connections between our athletes and the community. It also allows us to move away from labor intensive fundraising campaigns that often pull volunteers from other critical program needs such as coaching and transporting athletes.”

A map on the organization’s website lists participating coffee shops:

  • Donating Five Cents Per Cup
    • Ivory Road Café & Kitchen (1854 Brevard Road in Arden)
    • Mosaic Café & Coffee House (1 Town Square Boulevard in Biltmore Park)
    • Trout Lily Market (1297 Charlotte Highway in Fairview)
  • Donating One Cent Per Cup
    • Dynamite Roasting Company (3198 US Highway 70 in Black Mountain)
    • PennyCup Coffee Company West (362 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District)
    • PennyCup Coffee Company East (6 Beverly Road in Asheville’s Haw Creek)
    • PennyCup Coffee Company North (857 Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville)
    • Round Earth Roasters (518 Hendersonville Road in Asheville)

Buncombe County Special Olympics is made possible through funding from donors and support from Buncombe County Government. To donate or volunteer, visit buncombecountyspecialolympics.org.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy in 1968 to celebrate changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Buncombe County Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for youth and adults. Sports include alpine skiing and snowboarding, aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, and tennis. The organization also offers the Adaptive Athlete Program in a partnership with South Slope CrossFit and Buncombe County Recreation Services.

EVENT PLANNING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Oct 24 all-day
WCU Biltmore Park
  • It’s critical for planners to know how to effectively organize, budget and market a variety of different events to keep the company in the green, out of trouble, and on the minds of donors, business partners, and customers. Earning a certificate in Event Planning will expose you to the many different facets of being an event planner from managing people and projects to increasing exposure and dollars for your organization. Participants can earn a certificate by attending six of the designated event planning workshops (EP), which are offered each semester. Participants do not enroll in the certificate program, but rather complete the workshops at their own pace. Workshops are offered each semester (spring and fall) on either Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC.

    Instructors will distribute a case study at the end of each EP workshop, and participants submit the case studies to the program coordinator when all 6 workshops are completed to complete the final requirement for the certificate. The workshop instructors include professionals from the Western North Carolina business and hospitality industry and faculty from Western Carolina University.

    Complete 6 of the below EP workshops and earn a certificate.

    Fee: $119 per workshop or register for 6 workshops for $640 (a 10% discount!) Workshops include lunch and continuing education credits.

  • FIVE-STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Friday, August 16, 2019
  • MAKING EVERY PENNY COUNT: EVENT BUDGETING 101 Friday, September 20, 2019
  • CURRENT & TESTED SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL MARKETING  Friday, October 18, 2019
  • ENGAGE, STRATEGIZE, CULTIVATE – THE ART OF SECURING EVENT SPONSORSHIPS Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • MAXIMIZING YOUR RETURN FROM TRADESHOWS, EXPOS AND FAIRS Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LIABILITY AND RISK FACTORS Friday, November 22, 2019
Wands for Wildlife collection has begun!
Oct 24 all-day
October is here!! Wands are being accepted throughout the month. Please go to the website for the form to send in with them and more information. SHARE THIS FORWARD! ????
www.wandsforwildlife.org

Since March of 2017 the Wands for Wildlife program has grown and spread all over the world! Engaging people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action, help the planet and save wild lives.
One Wander (wand donor) from Poland shared, “I am so happy that good people still exist in the world.”
From a Preschool teacher in Illinois, “I was unsure if my preschoolers would understand conservation and pollution, but starting with taking care of animals was the perfect way to start the unit since it was a more concrete idea and something they had prior knowledge about.”
Link to post that went up announcing the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge ‘Wands for Wildlife’ drive for October has begun….
Slice Comedy Open Mic
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am
Pulp Lounge

Thursday night 10/24
Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic!
Hosted by Cody Hughes
Featuring Ryan Cox

Doors 8:30p/9:00p show
$5 members/$2 for year membership

Professional and Newbie comics
Comics get in free (+free membership)
Free snacks/drink specials

Comics sign up at door or email [email protected]
New comics to venue get 3-5m
Regular comics get as much time as available. Look for light

Contact Michele at [email protected] for more info/sign up early or request a feature (paid 20m)

Friday, October 25, 2019
Wands for Wildlife collection has begun!
Oct 25 all-day
October is here!! Wands are being accepted throughout the month. Please go to the website for the form to send in with them and more information. SHARE THIS FORWARD! ????
www.wandsforwildlife.org

Since March of 2017 the Wands for Wildlife program has grown and spread all over the world! Engaging people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action, help the planet and save wild lives.
One Wander (wand donor) from Poland shared, “I am so happy that good people still exist in the world.”
From a Preschool teacher in Illinois, “I was unsure if my preschoolers would understand conservation and pollution, but starting with taking care of animals was the perfect way to start the unit since it was a more concrete idea and something they had prior knowledge about.”
Link to post that went up announcing the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge ‘Wands for Wildlife’ drive for October has begun….
Wetland Forest Priority Maps
Oct 25 all-day

Cypress Tree

Restoring and protecting wetland forests in the US South will provide extensive financial, social, and environmental benefits. We hope that you’ll visit the Wetland Forest Priority Maps and explore the information and stories found within.

We’ve highlighted fourteen potential watersheds to prioritize for conservation work in wetland forests, including:

  • The Lower Pee Dee Watershed in coastal South Carolina and North Carolina
  • The Apalachicola Watershed in the panhandle of Florida and inland Georgia
  • The Atchafalaya Watershed in Louisiana
  • The Mobile-Bay Tombigbee Watershed in Alabama

These are the watersheds that we may look to when developing relationships with landowners, working with community members on flood resilience, or improving wildlife habitat in the region.

The Wetland Forest Priority Maps identify high priority watersheds based on wildlife, human communities, and threats. Wa

Karaoke Thursdays
Oct 25 @ 1:00 am – 6:00 am
The Burger Bar

Sing your lil heart out all night long!
Ask about our Karaoke Krasher events (last Thursday of every month)

Zack Neel is going to be cooking every thursday. Come hungry bc his shit is fiiiii-yaaaaaa??? Burgers, dogs, wings, kabobs…who knows?!? Stay tuned for the menu! #theboyisbackintown #puttheburgerintheburgerbar #yum

https://www.facebook.com/events/2238333363096870/?event_time_id=2238333463096860

Late Night Music by Lil Meow Meow
Oct 25 @ 2:00 am – 6:00 am
AUX Bar

Catch Lil Meow Meow Plays your favorite R&B and Rap jams every Thursday night! No cover. Party at Aux from 10pm-2am.

https://www.facebook.com/events/503021823559298/?event_time_id=503021956892618

TBTKaraoke
Oct 25 @ 2:00 am – 6:00 am
The Social

I play old school music, YOU sing what you want!

***Don’t forget to check out our Monthly theme nights and start planning your costumes. If you don’t want to dress up you can wear a shirt to match the theme. (Dressing up is not mandatory)

July 18-Stranger Things *new season (Dress 80’s era)
Augaust 29-Grease Lightning (T Bird, Pink Ladies, 50/60’s era)
September 26-Hotel Transylvania (Monster on Vacation)
October 31-HALLOWEEN (Wear what you want)
Novermber 21-Pajama Party (Onesies, Flannel’s, NO Lingerie)
December 19-9th Annual Get Vocal Formal (Dress to the 9)

All dates are subject to change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/631322933995027/?event_time_id=631323060661681

Drag Show at O’Henry’s
Oct 25 @ 12:30 am

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

DRAG SHOW!!!!

 

WNC Farmer’s Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. 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.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143801884093

Eliada Corn Maze
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Eliada Homes

A Monster Maze and a Monstrously Good Time
 All money raised from the 6-week event benefits Eliada’s vast continuum of care for children and youth 0-25 years old.
This year, Eliada will maintain some beloved attractions including the tractor ride, which now drives all the way around, and partially through, the Corn Maze, the jumping pillow, the corn kernel sand box, the spider web climber, the tube slides, and the corn cannons.
New This Year:
This year, Eliada’s featuring fun monsters in the maze design. To accompany this theme, a new game has been added to the event. This monster mystery will take you through the maze, where you follow clues, and find monsters hidden throughout the cornfield. You can be a monster mystery detective!
Like last year, Eliada is pleased to announce that the corn planted in the field is Non-GMO, and that Eliada used all natural fertilizers to help the corn grow. Eliada is committed to sustaining our land and the health of our campus through sustainable farming methods. Since we made this shift in practice last year, our neighboring farmers have already let us know that their bee populations have returned. We are proud to be impacting the great community through our farming practices.
Beer and Cider:
This year, Eliada is pleased to offer beer and cider to guests during select weekend hours.
  • Friday: 5-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am-8pm
  • Sunday: 11am-6pm
  • Special Events: We offer field trip, birthday party, and corporate night experiences. Contact Chris Rainwater at [email protected] to schedule your event.
    Volunteer:Volunteers may work 3 hours shifts at one of our many attractions. Volunteers receive 2 FREE tickets to the Corn Maze for every shift served. More information at EliadaCornMaze.com.
Biltmore Fall Endurance Ride to Benefit Hope for Horses
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 11:00 pm

RM: Elizabeth McLean, (828) 777-9198, ([email protected]), Cheryl Newman-Ride Secy (828) 665-1531, [email protected]
Control Judge : Ann Stuart

More details to come! We’ll have registration information available soon. Feel free to PM us Biltmore Equestrian Center or Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride or email us at [email protected] for more info. Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/events/488543398554514/

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express Railroad Smokey Mountains
Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bryson City Depot

 

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 30 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house (weather permitting)
  • wagon rides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

 

Free Dead Friday at The One Stop
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 12:30 am
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

FREE DEAD FRIDAYS @ The One Stop
– feat. members of Phuncle Sam acoustic

Join us at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall every Friday at 5:30PM for our FREE Acoustic Grateful Dead series Featuring members of Phuncle Sam and great drink and food specials.

https://www.facebook.com/events/244820139590703/?event_time_id=244820282924022

Mt. Joy & Susto at The Orange Peel
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Mt. Joy w/ Special Guest SUSTO
Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$23 – $73
Ages 18+

Tickets & Info: www.theorangepeel.net/event/mt-joy/

“These dreams are more than paper things,” sings Matt Quinn on Mt. Joy’s infectious folk-rocker “Astrovan,” a warm, yearning bit of road-trip philosophy that posits the existence of a Deadhead Jesus cruising the dusty highways of the countryside, nursing a roach on his way to only He knows where. It’s an auspicious line from a band predicated on the revival of teenage dreams.

Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. “I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,” Quinn says.

Much to the band’s amazement, “Astrovan” accomplished the impossible. Without initial promotion or fanfare, the song took off on Spotify, racking up 5 million streams to date. “The irony of ‘Astrovan’ was that song was really about being stuck in a life and wanting to have the opportunity to pursue a dream, and in an instant it gave us that opportunity. ” Quinn says. Mt. Joy quickly transitioned from a part-time calling into a full-fledged band rounded out by Byrnes on bass, Sotiris Eliopoulos on drums and Jackie Miclau on keyboard.

Come 2017, Mt. Joy hit the road, and hit it hard: They played tour dates alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Heart, The Lone Bellow, and Whitney, and popped up at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Made In America. “We were put on some big shows very quickly,” Quinn says. “The growth for us has been exponential – we’ve really just become a family that’s constantly pushing each other and the live show to be great.” They eventually caught the attention of Dualtone Records and began work on their debut album.

Steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive creative connection between Quinn and Cooper, the songs on ‘Mt. Joy’ depict Quinn wrestling with his own conscience, where the mundane and the fantastic collide as he processes tragedy, society, and love. Opener “I’m Your Wreck” describes “monsters in (the) closet, using up the wi-fi” as it cycles from its desperate, spiraling verses to its swinging, stubbornly optimistic coda, while the loping, plaintive chords of “Younger Days” meditate on a frayed psyche and the fear of choosing the wrong path. “Sheep,” with its collapsing, hoarse-voiced cry of “freedom was paid in blood,” is a post-Trump salvo on the responsibilities of the fortunate to overcome political and social despondency. And on “Silver Lining,” perhaps the album’s brightest moment, Quinn surveys the damage of hard drugs and the vicious cycle of addiction, as the song’s melancholic sentiment kicks into its fervid, defiant chorus, all shout-along vocals and trilling guitars.

Taken together, the self titled ‘Mt. Joy’ LP is a startlingly open document, wracked with the anxieties and fears that come just as life seems to start working out. It’s a natural reaction from a wary band like Mt. Joy – the result of a sort of professional vertigo, as they’ve gone from virtual unknowns to hot young commodity in little over a year. But there’s a sense of hope underlying everything, girded by the fact that the Mt. Joy LP is an impressive, honest portrayal of a young band facing that moment where dreams become reality, and finding beauty in the exhilarating uncertainty of it all.

www.mtjoyband.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1096683710504247/

Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain
Oct 25 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center

This year, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center’s annual Historic Haunted House Tour will take guests back in time to discover the mostly ghostly, spooky, and fun parts of downtown Black Mountain’s history. For those who came with us last year, we’ll have new lavishly-decorated tour stops and new stories to share.

At each stop, guests will learn about Black Mountain’s amazing people, events that shaped the town, and why Black Mountain was and still is one of America’s premier tourist destinations.

Tours last approximately two hours and begin every half hour with the first tour at 5:30pm and the last tour leaving at 8:00pm on both Friday and Saturday. Pre-registration is required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to depart. All tours will start and end at the Swannanoa Valley Museum.

Tour Times: Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM
Distance: less than 1 mile on sidewalks
Approximate Tour Time: 2 hours

https://www.facebook.com/events/469305840515031/?event_time_id=469305853848363

Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain
Oct 25 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center

This year, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center’s annual Historic Haunted House Tour will take guests back in time to discover the mostly ghostly, spooky, and fun parts of downtown Black Mountain’s history. For those who came with us last year, we’ll have new lavishly-decorated tour stops and new stories to share.

At each stop, guests will learn about Black Mountain’s amazing people, events that shaped the town, and why Black Mountain was and still is one of America’s premier tourist destinations.

Tours last approximately two hours and begin every half hour with the first tour at 5:30pm and the last tour leaving at 8:00pm on both Friday and Saturday. Pre-registration is required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to depart. All tours will start and end at the Swannanoa Valley Museum.

Tour Times: Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM
Distance: less than 1 mile on sidewalks
Approximate Tour Time: 2 hours

https://www.facebook.com/events/469305840515031/

Undergrowth Community Meeting – Every Friday at Firestorm
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm

Firestorm Cafe & Books

Undergrowth Community  Meeting – Every Friday at Firestorm

Discussing the use of music and art to support forest restoration and preservation.

 

Firestorm Cafe /Tue thru Sat 8am – 9pm | Sun thru Mon 8am – 3pm | 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC

12th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wallace will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 12th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction on October 25, 2019.

Daniel Wallace is the author of six novels: Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, The Kings and Queens of Roam, and most recently Extraordinary Adventures. Big Fish was adapted and released as a major feature film directed by Tim Burton and starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney. It became a Broadway musical in 2013. Wallace also wrote and illustrated The Cat’s Pajamas, a children’s book published in 2014. His novels have been translated into over three dozen languages.

Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. A native of Alabama, Wallace was awarded the 2019 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year.

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Daniel Wallace will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction to include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and priceless opportunities to enjoy excursions in Asheville and beyond. Following the cocktail hour, event guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and presentation by a current Literacy Council student. Daniel Wallace will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Book sales will be managed by Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

Event guests may upgrade tickets in order to attend a VIP reception with Daniel Wallace just prior to the event. This reception will include the opportunity to spend one-on-one time taking pictures and talking with the author, as well as enjoy hors d’oeuvres.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2476488109252022/

12th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Daniel Wallace
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County and features a presentation by a New York Times bestselling author. We have hosted the event for eleven years, previously featuring:

• Barbara Kingsolver 2018
• Ann Patchett, 2017
• Wiley Cash, 2016
• David Baldacci, 2015
• James Patterson, 2014
• Charles Frazier, 2013
• Jill Conner Browne, 2012
• Ron Rash, 2011
• John Hart, 2010
• Sara Gruen, 2009
• Elizabeth Kostova, 2008

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction begins with a cocktail hour silent auction for general admission guests while our Platinum Corporate Partner and other VIP pass-holders join the featured author for a private reception. During the reception, the author will be available to answer questions, take photographs, and personally inscribe books. (Note: VIP guests will have an opportunity to enlist a proxy bidder so that they, too, can participate in the silent auction.) Next, all guests enjoy a three-course dinner, a presentation by a Literacy Council student, and a keynote presentation by the featured author. The evening will close with a book signing for the general admission guests.

Funds raised at the Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction benefit the Literacy Council’s programs that teach reading, writing, spelling, and English language skills to individuals in Buncombe County. We serve 300 students and over 2,000 book recipients annually through four programs: Adult Literacy, Youth Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We give opportunities to people who don’t believe they have a second chance to learn.

Besides being a principal fundraiser, Authors for Literacy is also a vehicle to promote the Literacy Council’s mission: to increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors and access to literacy resources. The event increases community awareness of our programming and recruits new volunteers, donors, and board members.

Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 12:00 am
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center

This year, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center’s annual Historic Haunted House Tour will take guests back in time to discover the mostly ghostly, spooky, and fun parts of downtown Black Mountain’s history. For those who came with us last year, we’ll have new lavishly-decorated tour stops and new stories to share.

At each stop, guests will learn about Black Mountain’s amazing people, events that shaped the town, and why Black Mountain was and still is one of America’s premier tourist destinations.

Tours last approximately two hours and begin every half hour with the first tour at 5:30pm and the last tour leaving at 8:00pm on both Friday and Saturday. Pre-registration is required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to depart. All tours will start and end at the Swannanoa Valley Museum.

Tour Times: Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 5:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM
Distance: less than 1 mile on sidewalks
Approximate Tour Time: 2 hours

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