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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.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Homework Diners Volunteers Needed Asheville City Buncombe County Schools
Sep 16 all-day
various see web site

Homework Diners take place weekly (except on school holidays or early release days). Families are invited to the cafeteria of the middle school during the scheduled time each week. No pre-registration is required to attend. Homework Diners currently take place at four area middle schools: Asheville, Enka, Erwin and Owen Middle. All are open to any family with a K-12 student in the surrounding school district with an adult family member in attendance with the participating student.


The 2019-20 Homework Diner schedule:

  • Erwin Middle on Monday nights starting September 23, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Asheville Middle on Tuesday nights starting September 24, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Enka Middle on Tuesday nights starting September 24, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Owen Middle on Thursday nights starting September 26, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Local Nonprofit Community Recreation Grant Application Up to $6,000
Sep 16 all-day
buncombe county

Buncombe County Recreation Services has opened the 2019-2020 cycle of Community Recreation Grants. The grants focus on supplemental funding for qualified organizations to promote innovative, inclusive, and sustainable recreational, fitness, and health and wellness initiatives within Buncombe County as well as community-based activities and capital improvements that increase recreational opportunities for the communities served. Grants may range in amount from $500-$6,000, depending on funding available and the number of qualifying applicants.

Eligible entities include Buncombe County non-profits focused on recreational, fitness, and health and wellness activities. These funds are intended to be a leveraging tool that promote partnerships between the County and area non-profits and are not a donation, funding stream, or sponsorship opportunity. Programs applying for funding should assist Buncombe County Recreation Services in achieving its mission and are required to provide clear timelines and explanations regarding funding requests. The objective of the grants is to extend the reach of the County in its recreation focus areas; grant applicants are required to articulate the estimated impact the grants will have on the community.

Want to Apply?

The grant application deadline is Friday, October 18, 2019. Late applications will be rejected. The Community Recreation Grant Committee will review applications in October and November with all organizations receiving an email notification no later than November 15, 2019.

 

Memorymoog Plus Synthesizer Raffle Bob Moog Foundation
Sep 16 all-day
Bob Moog Foundation

ends on September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, or when all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first.

Bob Moog Foundation announces its fall raffle featuring a coveted, fully restored vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer, formerly owned, played, and signed by Dr. Fink of The Revolution. The Memorymoog was part of The Revolution’s touring rig on the Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, and Parade tours.

Funds raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound. The raffle will also help support the Foundation’s newest project, the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility that brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The newly opened Moogseum is located in downtown Asheville, NC.

Non Profits: Junior League 3rd Annual Volunteer Expo is Now Accepting Applications
Sep 16 all-day
accepting applications

The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) will hold its third annual Volunteer Expo, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center from 10am to 3pm. Modeled after a job fair, this free event will feature more than 70 local nonprofits looking to fill ongoing and future volunteer needs. Nonprofits in almost every area of community concern will be present at the event: health, poverty, legal aid, environmental stewardship, women’s issues, arts, civic leadership, technology, education and animal welfare.

Excitement for the Volunteer Expo continues to grow, with nonprofit participation growing year over year.  The 2019 event featured over 70 non-profits with attendance at well over 1,000 community members coming to network and sign up to volunteer with nonprofit organizations.

The 2020 Volunteer Expo will be accepting applications starting in September. Due to the increase in interest for booths at the Expo, this year the League plans to review all applications received instead of awarding booths on a first come first serve basis.  They hope this will ensure a good mix of volunteer opportunities in a variety of service areas as well as allow new nonprofits the chance to have a booth at the event.  There will be a silent auction fundraiser, Cheers to Volunteers, the evening before the Volunteer Expo from 6pm to 9pm at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville.  All community members are invited to attend both events. If you are a nonprofit interested in participating in the 2020 Volunteer Expo, please email us at [email protected]

Registration Open WNC Career Expo
Sep 16 all-day
WNC Agricultural Center

Career Expo
                          2019

The first 25 to register receive 10% off! Use code: EarlyBird

Join us for the region’s top recruiting event!
 

Our region continues to have the tightest job market in the state. We know that in this market you have to use all available resources to recruit the right talent for your company. As the region’s largest career fair, the WNC Career Expo attracts thousands of qualified career seekers helping you make the right connections to meet your company’s workforce needs.

Booth details:
Each 10×10 booth includes: pipe/drape, one six-foot table, two chairs, two box lunches and access to the employers lounge with drinks and snacks.

$250 per booth; $50 for electricity; $10 for additional box lunches.  

Standing Strong Seeks Sponsors
Sep 16 all-day
Diana Wortham Theatre

JOIN US for standing strong!

Please join us on the evening of Thursday October 24, 2019 at the Diana Wortham Theatre. This event supports the quality health care and education programs that Planned Parenthood provides in the Asheville community.                                                                                                    STANDING STRONG details

Sponsor Lunch with Irin: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sponsor Reception with Irin: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Main Program: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Private Champagne and Dessert Reception  8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Sponsor Reception ($1,000+) begins at 5:30 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre. Guests will meet Irin Carmon and enjoy complimentary wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres before the program.

Doors open for all at 6:30 p.m. with curtain time at 7:00 p.m. in the Diana Wortham Theatre. Irin will deliver the keynote address.

To close out an evening supporting our critical work, sponsors ($500 – $150) are invited to the Private Champagne and Dessert Reception immediately following the program.

Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Third Annual Campaign September
Sep 16 all-day
see below for participating hotels

Asheville’s hospitality industry is proving sweet dreams can truly turn into full plates.

This September, over 45 hotels are coming together for the third annual Sweet Dreams, Full Plates campaign – a major collaboration aimed at connecting Asheville area’s thriving tourism industry to local hunger relief issues.

The idea is simple. Hotel guests, during the month of September, are given the opportunity to forgo stayover services by hanging a door hanger on their room door. The door hanger says, “We Fed A Family,” and for every room that chooses to participate, the hotel makes a $2 donation on their behalf.

With each $2 donation, MANNA FoodBank is able to provide enough food for seven meals.

  • AC Hotel
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Best Western Tunnel Road
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville Westgate
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort – Asheville
  • Doubletree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore
  • Four Points by Sheraton – Asheville Downtown
  • Hampton Inn – Tunnel Road
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – Asheville South
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Biltmore Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville – Biltmore Village
  • Haywood Park Hotel
  • Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
  • Hilton Garden Inn – Asheville Downtown
  • Holiday Inn – Biltmore West
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Donation Only)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Asheville
  • Hotel Indigo – Asheville Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown
  • Quality Inn and Suites – Biltmore East (Donation Only)
  • Renaissance Asheville Hotel (Donation only)
  • Residence Inn Biltmore
  • Springhill Suites Marriott
  • THE WINDSOR – Boutique Hotel
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown
  • POSH
  • Country Inn & Suites Tunnel Road
  • Comfort Inn – Tunnel Road
The Y Celebrates New Americans: Welcoming Week 13-22
Sep 16 all-day
varies see schedule below

September 13-22

Welcoming Week is all about what the Y does best – helping people
reach their potential and bringing the community together! 

Welcoming Week, an initiative of Y-USA’s national partner Welcoming America, celebrates the growing movement of communities across the U.S. that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. During Welcoming Week, communities bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Corpening Memorial Y

Sept. 20

  • Community Swim Night, 4-6 p.m.

Sept. 21

  • Zumba Family Fiesta, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Reuter Family Y

Sept. 16

  • Voter Registration

Sept. 17

  • Multicultural Potluck Lunch at 11 a.m.

Sept. 18

  • Presentation by Pisgah Legal Services on Immigration Law and Policy 11 a.m.

Sept. 20

  • Feature Zumba Class with Curtis at 6:30 p.m.

Y at Mission Pardee Health Campus

Snacks from around the world, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more.

Ferguson Family Y

Sept. 15

  • Zumba Dance Class, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sept. 20

  • Special Parents Night Out

Sept. 21

  • Fun Around the World, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Woodfin Y

Games from across the globe, voter registrations, and more.

Hendersonville Family Y

Family-friendly events all week long.

Asheville Y

Sept. 18

  • Dance-A-Thon

Black Mountain Y

Sept. 16

  • Cookies Around the World
Youth Art Competition Application Deadline October 1, 2019
Sep 16 all-day

Hot Works 4th Asheville Fine Art Show, October 26 & 27, 2019 takes place in Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. This art show is juried by art professionals and brings artists to sell his/her art in all discipline including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, wood and more. All art is original and personally handmade by the artist who is present at the show. There is something for everyone, in all price ranges. You will see many artists at this show who do not attend other shows in North Carolina or South Carolina.

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 is integrated within a 10×20 space at the Asheville Fine Art Show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit organization, all students in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her original and personally handmade art that will be publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. On Sunday, October 27 at 3pm, there is $250 in youth art awards presented. Students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. The program brings families to the art show and exposes them to great art.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Council on Aging Offers Free Medicare Classes August-September
Sep 17 all-day
various see below

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County in conjunction with the N.C. Department of Insurance’s Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces its classes “Introduction to Medicare – Understanding the Puzzle” for August – September 2019. The classes will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties, and ways to save money.

The classes are free and open to the public.

Residents who are new to Medicare, caregivers, and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance should consider attending this informative class. The information presented is unbiased and accurate. No products are sold, recommended, or endorsed.

Medicare Classes:  August – September 2019

  • Aug. 21, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. PM Blue Ridge Health, 2579 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville
  • Aug.  23, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Goodwill, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville
  • Aug. 28, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Brian Berg Dr, Brevard
  • Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Reuter YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd, Asheville
  • Sept. 13, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. OLLI/Reuter Center, UNCA, One University Heights, Asheville
  • Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodfin YMCA, 40 N Merrimon Ave #101, Asheville
  • Sept. 20, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Goodwill, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville
  • Sept. 25, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Black Mountain YMCA, 25 Jane Jacobs Rd, Black Mountain
  • Oct. 1, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Ferguson YMCA, 31 Westridge Market Pl, Candler
Downtown After 5 Volunteers 2nd shifts
Sep 17 all-day
downtown

We are gearing up for our last Downtown After 5 and are still in need of some volunteers for 2nd shifts.

Contact Meghan

Homework Diners Volunteers Needed Asheville City Buncombe County Schools
Sep 17 all-day
various see web site

Homework Diners take place weekly (except on school holidays or early release days). Families are invited to the cafeteria of the middle school during the scheduled time each week. No pre-registration is required to attend. Homework Diners currently take place at four area middle schools: Asheville, Enka, Erwin and Owen Middle. All are open to any family with a K-12 student in the surrounding school district with an adult family member in attendance with the participating student.


The 2019-20 Homework Diner schedule:

  • Erwin Middle on Monday nights starting September 23, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Asheville Middle on Tuesday nights starting September 24, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Enka Middle on Tuesday nights starting September 24, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Owen Middle on Thursday nights starting September 26, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Local Nonprofit Community Recreation Grant Application Up to $6,000
Sep 17 all-day
buncombe county

Buncombe County Recreation Services has opened the 2019-2020 cycle of Community Recreation Grants. The grants focus on supplemental funding for qualified organizations to promote innovative, inclusive, and sustainable recreational, fitness, and health and wellness initiatives within Buncombe County as well as community-based activities and capital improvements that increase recreational opportunities for the communities served. Grants may range in amount from $500-$6,000, depending on funding available and the number of qualifying applicants.

Eligible entities include Buncombe County non-profits focused on recreational, fitness, and health and wellness activities. These funds are intended to be a leveraging tool that promote partnerships between the County and area non-profits and are not a donation, funding stream, or sponsorship opportunity. Programs applying for funding should assist Buncombe County Recreation Services in achieving its mission and are required to provide clear timelines and explanations regarding funding requests. The objective of the grants is to extend the reach of the County in its recreation focus areas; grant applicants are required to articulate the estimated impact the grants will have on the community.

Want to Apply?

The grant application deadline is Friday, October 18, 2019. Late applications will be rejected. The Community Recreation Grant Committee will review applications in October and November with all organizations receiving an email notification no later than November 15, 2019.

 

Memorymoog Plus Synthesizer Raffle Bob Moog Foundation
Sep 17 all-day
Bob Moog Foundation

ends on September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, or when all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first.

Bob Moog Foundation announces its fall raffle featuring a coveted, fully restored vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer, formerly owned, played, and signed by Dr. Fink of The Revolution. The Memorymoog was part of The Revolution’s touring rig on the Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, and Parade tours.

Funds raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound. The raffle will also help support the Foundation’s newest project, the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility that brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The newly opened Moogseum is located in downtown Asheville, NC.

Non Profits: Junior League 3rd Annual Volunteer Expo is Now Accepting Applications
Sep 17 all-day
accepting applications

The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) will hold its third annual Volunteer Expo, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center from 10am to 3pm. Modeled after a job fair, this free event will feature more than 70 local nonprofits looking to fill ongoing and future volunteer needs. Nonprofits in almost every area of community concern will be present at the event: health, poverty, legal aid, environmental stewardship, women’s issues, arts, civic leadership, technology, education and animal welfare.

Excitement for the Volunteer Expo continues to grow, with nonprofit participation growing year over year.  The 2019 event featured over 70 non-profits with attendance at well over 1,000 community members coming to network and sign up to volunteer with nonprofit organizations.

The 2020 Volunteer Expo will be accepting applications starting in September. Due to the increase in interest for booths at the Expo, this year the League plans to review all applications received instead of awarding booths on a first come first serve basis.  They hope this will ensure a good mix of volunteer opportunities in a variety of service areas as well as allow new nonprofits the chance to have a booth at the event.  There will be a silent auction fundraiser, Cheers to Volunteers, the evening before the Volunteer Expo from 6pm to 9pm at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville.  All community members are invited to attend both events. If you are a nonprofit interested in participating in the 2020 Volunteer Expo, please email us at [email protected]

Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Third Annual Campaign September
Sep 17 all-day
see below for participating hotels

Asheville’s hospitality industry is proving sweet dreams can truly turn into full plates.

This September, over 45 hotels are coming together for the third annual Sweet Dreams, Full Plates campaign – a major collaboration aimed at connecting Asheville area’s thriving tourism industry to local hunger relief issues.

The idea is simple. Hotel guests, during the month of September, are given the opportunity to forgo stayover services by hanging a door hanger on their room door. The door hanger says, “We Fed A Family,” and for every room that chooses to participate, the hotel makes a $2 donation on their behalf.

With each $2 donation, MANNA FoodBank is able to provide enough food for seven meals.

  • AC Hotel
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Best Western Tunnel Road
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville Westgate
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort – Asheville
  • Doubletree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore
  • Four Points by Sheraton – Asheville Downtown
  • Hampton Inn – Tunnel Road
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – Asheville South
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Biltmore Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville – Biltmore Village
  • Haywood Park Hotel
  • Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
  • Hilton Garden Inn – Asheville Downtown
  • Holiday Inn – Biltmore West
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Donation Only)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Asheville
  • Hotel Indigo – Asheville Downtown
  • Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown
  • Quality Inn and Suites – Biltmore East (Donation Only)
  • Renaissance Asheville Hotel (Donation only)
  • Residence Inn Biltmore
  • Springhill Suites Marriott
  • THE WINDSOR – Boutique Hotel
  • Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown
  • POSH
  • Country Inn & Suites Tunnel Road
  • Comfort Inn – Tunnel Road
The Y Celebrates New Americans: Welcoming Week 13-22
Sep 17 all-day
varies see schedule below

September 13-22

Welcoming Week is all about what the Y does best – helping people
reach their potential and bringing the community together! 

Welcoming Week, an initiative of Y-USA’s national partner Welcoming America, celebrates the growing movement of communities across the U.S. that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. During Welcoming Week, communities bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Corpening Memorial Y

Sept. 20

  • Community Swim Night, 4-6 p.m.

Sept. 21

  • Zumba Family Fiesta, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Reuter Family Y

Sept. 16

  • Voter Registration

Sept. 17

  • Multicultural Potluck Lunch at 11 a.m.

Sept. 18

  • Presentation by Pisgah Legal Services on Immigration Law and Policy 11 a.m.

Sept. 20

  • Feature Zumba Class with Curtis at 6:30 p.m.

Y at Mission Pardee Health Campus

Snacks from around the world, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more.

Ferguson Family Y

Sept. 15

  • Zumba Dance Class, 1:30-3 p.m.

Sept. 20

  • Special Parents Night Out

Sept. 21

  • Fun Around the World, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Woodfin Y

Games from across the globe, voter registrations, and more.

Hendersonville Family Y

Family-friendly events all week long.

Asheville Y

Sept. 18

  • Dance-A-Thon

Black Mountain Y

Sept. 16

  • Cookies Around the World
Volunteers: Super Hero 5K, Goombay, Urban Odyssey, Under the Stars, Pride Parade
Sep 17 all-day
varies see below

Volunteer Hands

Asheville Running Experience’s Super Hero 5K/Super Villain 10K, Sept. 21

Be a Super Hero and volunteer at the four aid stations along both courses of the Super Hero 5K/Super Villain 10K on Saturday, September 21st from 8:30 a.m through 10:30 a.m.  In return..

Asheville Running Experience is making a donation to the Asheville Museum of Science (if the minimum number of volunteers is exceeded).  If you’re 21 or older, join the after party at the Salvage Station and get one free beer ticket at Salvage Station after you’ve completed your volunteer shift.  To sign up for a shift, please fill out this Google Form and contact AMOS Volunteer/Board Member Bryant Korzeniewski at [email protected]com with questions and/or for more details.

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YMI Cultural Center’s Goombay Festival, Sept 20 – Sept. 22
Drum Roll Please! Volunteers are needed for the 39th Annual Goombay Festival September 20th-22nd at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville. The YMI Cultural Center’s mission is to help promote intercultural ism and the preservation of cultural identity. For more information and to volunteer please contact Dewana Little
at [email protected]org

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Asheville Urban Odyssey,  Sept. 22

his urban scavenger hunt will take teams of four around the downtown area via a series of clues to sixteen different locations where they will be required to complete a task before receiving their next clue.  Two volunteers will staff each secret location, checking teams in and out, throughout the day. Contact [email protected] directly if you are interested in assisting with this event or sign up by CLICKING HERE.

8 volunteers from a local nonprofit are requested or 2 groups of 4 volunteers (there is a donation compensation for providing volunteers).

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6th Annual Under the Stars Event at Highland Brewing, Sept. 26

AMOS is seeking volunteers to help out during this event from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 26th.  For volunteering at “Under The Stars”, you get a FREE TICKET to the “Under The Stars” INCLUDING 1 FREE beer token (21+ only), FREE food, and a FREE Daily Family Pass to AMOS.  Additionally, you get a FREE TICKET to the Sirius.B Show that begins after the conclusion of “Under The Stars” at 9 p.m.  To sign up for a volunteer shift, please use this Google Spreadsheet and contact AMOS’ Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]org with any questions.

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Blue Ridge Pride Festival, September 28

Give us 2-4 hours. Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together! You’ll also get a little swag: a 11th Annual Festival Tee Shirt, snacks, a drink ticket, and our new Blue Ridge Pride Center buttons and stickers. Volunteer roles include: setup and breakdown, selling wristbands, beverages or merchandise, and assisting with volunteer check-in or VIP. Learn more and sign up here.

Youth Art Competition Application Deadline October 1, 2019
Sep 17 all-day

Hot Works 4th Asheville Fine Art Show, October 26 & 27, 2019 takes place in Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. This art show is juried by art professionals and brings artists to sell his/her art in all discipline including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, wood and more. All art is original and personally handmade by the artist who is present at the show. There is something for everyone, in all price ranges. You will see many artists at this show who do not attend other shows in North Carolina or South Carolina.

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 is integrated within a 10×20 space at the Asheville Fine Art Show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit organization, all students in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her original and personally handmade art that will be publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. On Sunday, October 27 at 3pm, there is $250 in youth art awards presented. Students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. The program brings families to the art show and exposes them to great art.

WNC Farmer’s Market
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Summer Fun Photo Contest
Sep 17 @ 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. 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.

Cost: No cost to enter contest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2346811038665486/?event_time_id=2346811161998807

Turkey Pen – Bradley Creek – Poundingmill – 7.2 miles Hike
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Asheville Outlet lot behind Waffle House

Varied hike following S. Mills River with multiple small stream crossings. Some trails overgrown; a little slippery if wet. Long pants and poles suggested. Proceed left of sign to S. Mills River and cross suspension bridge. Follow the river north on the Bradley Creek trail; then left on Squirrel Gap to a snack break on Poundingstone Mtn. Descend on Poundingmill trail to S. Mills River Trail, back to the suspension bridge; then right to the parking lot. Type: loop. Ascent: 1200’. Max elev: 3100’. Avg moving pace: 2.6 mph. Difficulty (1=effortless, 10=hard): 5. Dogs: welcome if well-behaved, subject to area restrictions. Trailhead: Turkey Pen. Directions from Waffle House to Mills River Ingles (12 miles): Right (north) on NC-191 Brevard Rd for 0.2 miles; right onto I-26 East for 7.5 miles; right on NC-280 West, Airport Rd, for 4.3 miles. From Mills River Ingles to the trailhead (8.1 miles): Right (south) on NC-280 Boylston Hwy for 6.9 miles. Right on Turkey Pen Rd to parking at the end. (Note: Turkey Pen Rd is rough; sedans not recommended.) Est. return to Waffle House: 1:30 p.m. PLEASE DON’T SIGNUP IF YOU’RE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE DISTANCE, ASCENT, OR PACE. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP TO “NO” IF YOU SIGNUP, BUT CHANGE YOUR MIND.

Eliada Corn Maze
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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.
Tuesday Morning 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers!
Sep 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
French Broad Food Co-op

5Rhythms is a movement journey of unraveling, unwinding and embodying the thread that connects us all. Soften as your soul borrows your head, hands, feet, hips… giving you an internal shower and sending you back out in this unpredictably magical world with a renewed lightness of being; knowing more clearly what you’ve always known….but perhaps, temporarily, forgot. ♥ $10-20 Energy Exchange. ***Please do not Park in the French Broad Food Co-Op lots!! Park in the small lot across from the Orange Peel, the LaZoom Lot to the left of the FBFC or the ALoft Parking Lot (all the lots have a small parking fee).

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Deaf Awareness Day -Sept 17th
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WNC Nature Center

Educational discovery stations throughout the grounds and live animal presentations throughout the day. Come enjoy the beautiful language of signing with the NC Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Interpreters will be provided!

Contact Information: Laura Herman – 828-475-1886 or email [email protected]

For additional accommodations contact Kathleen Speckhardt – 828-665-8733 or email [email protected]

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Showing Up for Racial Justice
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am

Firestorm Cafe & Books

Showing Up for Racial Justice, Every Tuesday mornings at 10 am

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome!

Firestorm Cafe & Books
610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

 

Tot Time at Asheville Art Museum
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am

Asheville Art Museum Presents: Tot Time
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free with membership or Museum admission (children under 5 always free)

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Come discover the art of play in our interactive Art PLAYce for Children! This monthly program for pre-school aged children accompanied by an adult occurs on the third Tuesday of each month, and features a fun activity designed especially for our young visitors plus time to explore the Museum galleries.

Belly Dance with Michelle Middleton
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts

ATS® Level 1 – Dance Fundamentals
This is an on-going class series. You’ll learn the basic system of ATS® in a fun and supportive environment. Dance Fundamentals will have you dancing ATS® in your very first class! Each one hour class is divided into two sections.

1. Drill it – Learn the basic movements of ATS® with minimal verbal instruction and lots of following along, committing the steps to muscle memory with a fun workout-style drills.
2. Dance it – Experience the magic of ATS® and learn how to use the basic steps to dance with partners in a duet, trio, and quartet formations.

You can start this on-going class series at anytime and drop-in for drills and review.

ATS® (American Tribal Style) Belly Dance is an improv tribal style belly dance that is universal worldwide with every move having a certain cue with a leader and followers in a duet, trio, or quartet formation that is always changing leads. The beauty of ATS® is a strong Flamenco influence, along with India and North Africa dance, combined into tribal style belly dance. If you know ATS® you can dance with anyone in the world that also knows ATS®, even just meeting for the first time!

Bio
Michelle has been dancing ATS® (American Tribal Style) since 2006. She has taken countless ATS® workshop classes around the United States to further her education, knowledge, and skill of ATS®. Michelle received her ATS® Teaching Certification in 2015, and had her own troupe, Mystique Mountain Tribal Belly Dance, in Charlotte before moving to the Black Mountain area.

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Empower Hour
Sep 17 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Sep 17 @ 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