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

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo Volunteers Needed
Sep 21 all-day
various

Call for Volunteers!! We are grateful that the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo supports conservation of land and water resources — and we need YOUR help to make it happen. Binge volunteers enjoy fun and camaraderie while helping in a variety of ways, from course marshals to Binge party hosting.

Council on Aging Offers Free Medicare Classes August-September
Sep 21 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
Foster Parent Training Classes Announced for 2020
Sep 21 all-day
with in Buncombe County

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You might have heard about the need to recruit more foster parents in Buncombe County. “We currently have 300 kids in foster care in Buncombe County,” says Heather Hill-Pavone, Buncombe County Licensing Social Worker. “Only some of those kids get to stay in Buncombe County as we only have 100 licensed foster homes with BCHHS.” We need your help to let people in our community know about the upcoming Foster Parent Training Classes happening in 2020!

These courses begin the licensure process for becoming a foster parent. They are offered quarterly, for anyone in Buncombe County, who is interested in becoming a foster parent. While the next round of Foster Parent Training Classes starts on September 11, the classes for 2020 are NOW on the calendar! You can sign up by clicking this link.

2020 Schedule: 

  • Winter Classes: Jan 16, 2020 through Feb 20, 2020 (Thursdays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
  • Spring Classes: March 25, 2020 through April 29, 2020 (Wednesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden, NC
  • Summer Classes: June 2, 2020 through July 7, 2020 (Tuesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden
  • Fall Classes: September 14, 2020 through October 19, 2020 (Mondays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
Hendersonville Symphony Presents – Mountain Heart
Sep 21 all-day
Fire Fly Field @ Blue Ghost Brewery

“Hendersonville Symphony Presents” & Blue Ghost Brewing Co. bring you an afternoon of live music with Mountain Heart and special guests.

Mountain Heart is a band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. They have gained legions of fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and, just as notably, for their live performances. The band’s members have been nominated for Grammys, Academy of Country Music awards, and Country Music Association awards. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 130 times.

Homework Diners Volunteers Needed Asheville City Buncombe County Schools
Sep 21 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 21 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 21 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.

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat
Sep 21 all-day
New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing’s annual Tour de Fat is back for 2019, offering a day packed full of free festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. This year’s tour kicks off on August 31 in Fort Collins, CO, heads to Asheville, NC, on Sept. 21, and wraps up in Tempe, AZ on October 5.

Each festival gets underway with a wildly popular costumed group bicycle ride roaming public streets in human-powered, two-wheeled euphoria. Immediately following each bike parade, revelers amass at a transformed outdoor space for an afternoon of unforgettable FREE entertainment from a touring ensemble of comedians, cirque performers, general mayhemists, top-notch live musicians and world-class New Belgium beer.

“Our love for bikes runs deep at New Belgium – we like to say our brewery was born on a bicycle seat – so every year we spread that love around the country by coming into towns and hosting the best way to spend a Saturday,” said Tour de Fat Brand Manager, John Yeast. “Big thanks in advance to everyone who will celebrate with us as we attempt to eclipse the $6 million mark of funds raised and donated to nonprofit organizations.”

This year marks the 20th season for Tour de Fat, which has raised nearly $6 million for local non-profits since it all began. The daylong festivities are free, but proceeds from beer and merchandise sales, along with parade donations, go to local non-profits. New in 2019 is a pedal-powered parade participant contest parade contest where winners will be selected based on the creativity, flair and uniqueness of their pedal-powered parade “vehicle” and rewarded with a prize pack that includes up to $500 worth of fixings to throw one heck of a party.

“A typical Tour de Fat parade draws thousands of costumed revelers together who share our mission to amaze and entertain,” Yeast explained. “To further stoke those creative fires, this year we’re offering a super sweet prize package to those people, businesses, civic groups, and the like who wow the crowd by rolling around in unmatched one-of-a-kind style.”

In typical New Belgium style, the brewery tries to leave as little of an environmental imprint as possible. Tour de Fat hosts green vendors, has compost and recycle stations and consciously works diligently to practice sustainable festivization.

“Bicycles basically run on fat and save you money, so they fit perfectly with our commitment to sustainability. Riding improves physical wellness and mental health, reduces CO2 emissions and provides a responsible form of transportation after a beer. Or two,” Yeast said.

Non Profits: Junior League 3rd Annual Volunteer Expo is Now Accepting Applications
Sep 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Sep 21 all-day
Pack Square

It’s been a little over a year since my sweet BB passed away and we as a family are all doing OK but the grief at times is unbearable.

I would imagine there are those that wonder why I continue to support the walk. My support for the walk and its fundraising was never about saving BB from the ravages of the disease. Once you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s pretty much a death sentence. My support and fundraising efforts to find a cure is with the sincere hope that my children and grandchildren and your children and grandchildren will not suffer from this horrible disease. Great strides are being made in research and I am convinced we will find a cure.

Please consider donating by using the link below. Thanks to all of you, we raised over $27,000 last year which is truly remarkable.

Thank you, Thank you for your continued support.

Fondly,

Robin

Youth Art Competition Application Deadline October 1, 2019
Sep 21 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.

YMI Cultural Center’s Goombay Festival, Sept 20 – Sept. 22
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
S Market St

Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the African-Caribbean. Goombay brings a variety of entertainment including dancing and the beating of West African drums ringing with the harmonic live music featuring gospel, reggae, funk and soul.

Visit contact web site for details. https://www.eventyas.com/US/Asheville/1468195370123474/Asheville-Goombay-Festival
Goombay Hours
Friday: 6-10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM-10 PM
Sunday: 12-6 PM

The Breakfast Club: America’s Favorite 80’s Tribute Party Band
Sep 21 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 4:00 am
The Firmament

Wow!!!! The response they got last time was insane, and they have agreed to Hit Us With Their Best Shot again at The Firmament, so mark it down on your calendars.

Ages: 18+ only
Tickets $15, $20 DOS

Please note that this show will be hosted by Artisan Entertainment (Artisan of Flat Rock), but will take place at The Firmament in Greenville, SC.

Dress up in your 80s gear and come to party with America’s favorite 80’s tribute band, The Breakfast Club. The last two times The Breakfast Club played in Greenville, they packed the place, so make your plans to join us.

Join Mike Elis for a totally awesome 80s party!

Tickets on sale soon! :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/834292316906445/

Sunday, September 22, 2019
‘Mountain Top Polka Band’ Oktoberfest Tour Dates
Sep 22 all-day
various locations see details

August 23, Appalachian Ridge Hard Cidery in Hendersonville
August 24, HiWire Brewing Company at the Big Top
Sept. 22, UpCountry Brewing on Haywood Road
Sept. 28, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville
Oct. 4, Garden Deli in Burnsville
Oct. 6, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in West Asheville
Oct. 10, Highland Brewing Company and
Oct. 20, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hendersonville

Asheville Van Life Rally
Sep 22 all-day
Elysium Center

A weekend of camping, community, connection, and celebration with van dwellers, weekend warriors, roadtrippers, overlanding geeks, and all sorts of adventure mobile lovers. There will be 400 vehicles camping and 3,000 daytime visitors on a beautiful 65-acre property just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Join us for the weekend, or as a visitor Saturday during our general admission hours (10am-10pm). More information on our ticketing site.

This is a family-friendly event where all are welcome!

Imagine Music Festival Creates An Unbelievable First Round Lineup
Sep 22 all-day
Imagine Music Festival Creates An Unbelievable First Round Lineup

After giving fans a glimpse into Chapter Six of the aquatic fairytale, with the release of the theme for Imagine 2019- “What Lies Deep at the Bottom of the Ocean,” the first round lineup is finally here. Featuring a series of mind-blowing headliners, as well as talent that underscores the depth of this annual announcement, fans are once again invited back to this aquatic mecca September 20-22, 2019. Headlining artists joining previously announced Seven Lions, include: Diplo; REZZ; Above & Beyond; Alison Wonderland; Zeds Dead and Marshmello. With still more headliners to be announced, this initial collection of top tier names are joined by over 30 additional artists.

Featuring four main stages, with more stages and artists to be announced, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate all areas of the festival- from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Additional artists on the 2019 performer lineup include: Oceania Stage: Alan Walker; KSHMR; Matoma; 1788-L; Ghastly; K?D; Leah Culver; Said the Sky and Svdden Death. Amazonia Stage: Louis the Child; Tipper; Cherub; Detox Unit; GoldfishPhantoms and Thriftworks. Disco Inferno Stage: Claude Vonstroke & Dirtybird Players Stage Takeover; Anna Lunoe; Dr. Fresch; J.Philip; Justin Jay; Justin Martin; Nora En Pure; Rusko; Wax Motif; Grave Gang and HE$H. Aeria Stage: BT; Darude; AK1200 and Reid Speed.

“Finally we are able to let the cat out of the bag and show our fans what has taken many months to curate,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “Each year we challenge ourselves to top the previous lineup and that is proving to be more and more difficult. We are thrilled with the initial lineup and have many more gems to reveal over the next few months.”

Returning September 20-22, 2019, Imagine continues to further evolve embracing the aquatic theme that has been its hallmark over the past six years. Fans can stay connected for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

General Admission is available now starting at $199 for a 3-day pass and $249 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $299 for a 3-day pass and $329 with a 3-day pass with camping. Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $57.00, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

Local Nonprofit Community Recreation Grant Application Up to $6,000
Sep 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 Asheville View Live Show – September
Sep 22 all-day
The BLOCK off biltmore

Laugh, dance, eat and drink with the cast of The Asheville View.

”The Asheville View” is a weekly daytime-style talk show hosted by Aisha Adams, Myriam Weber and Kirby Winner w/special correspondent Dr. Sharon Norling. In the opening segment, the hosts offer their personal take on ”Hot Button” issues. Afterward, Dr. Norling responds to health questions in the Ask The Doctor segment. In the second half of the show, the hosts interview various celebrity guests. Known for their edgy content, style and witty banter the show hosts share the grit of all things about Health, Wealth, Family and Equity in Asheville and across the southeast.

The Y Celebrates New Americans: Welcoming Week 13-22
Sep 22 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
Camp Shield
Sep 22 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our Camp SHIELD family bereavement retreat is designed to help families, who are beyond devastated after burying a child, understand they are not alone and that their feelings of loss are normal. We provide a safe place for children and adults to share feelings, meet others in similar situations, and have fun while learning how to grieve in an emotionally healthy way.

Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, is the location for Camp SHIELD. Camp Kinard occupies 325 acres 20 miles west of Columbia and its unique facilities provide a great retreat experience in a nurturing, fully–accessible environment. Camp SHIELD is offered free of charge except for a small $50 administrative fee.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2270568753024503/

CommUNITY Salsa at THE BLOCK off biltmore
Sep 22 @ 1:00 am – 6:00 am
THE BLOCK off biltmore

Hola Carolina and THE BLOCK off biltmore Present: CommUNITY Salsa

Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Kizomba y mucho mas!!
with DJ Edi

$5
beginner dance lesson begins at 9:00, DJ begins at 9:30

Todos los Sabados de 9-2

https://www.facebook.com/events/1043582389166757/?event_time_id=1043582512500078

Magic City Hippies w/ Sego | Asheville Music Hall (18+)
Sep 22 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Asheville Music Hall

Genre: Indie/Funk
Tickets: adv. $15 / dos. $18
Show: 9PM (Doors: 8PM)
Ages: 18+ (+$3 cash surcharge at the door for under 21)

Magic City Hippies

If you’re playing in Miami, you’ve got to get bodies moving.

Over the years, the city has been home to Latin pop royalty and ascendant Soundcloud rappers; played host to bass-booming EDM fests and the golden years of disco legends. It’s also why Miami’s latest genre-defying dynamos, Magic City Hippies, are primed to take their infectious indie-funk around the world.

“We’re always out to entertain people,” promises singer-guitarist Robby Hunter. “Miami is a nightlife city,” he adds with a tinge of excitement. “People are oriented towards staying out all night. Anything you do has to make them dance.”

As Magic City Hippies approach the Aug. 16 release of their standout debut album Modern Animal — a mosaic of poolside grooves and lingering, sun-kissed melodies — the trio’s origin story remains central to its crowd-pleasing mission statement.

First it was just Hunter — hustling the Miami streets, plugging his guitar and looping pedals into whatever power source he could find. Sometimes crowds formed; sometimes others joined in. On a good night, he’d maybe earn a hundred bucks. The next stop was Barracuda Bar & Grill, a popular Coconut Grove dive where Hunter became a regular performer and forged a sublime chemistry with the rest of Magic City Hippies’ present-day lineup: guitarist John Coughlin and drummer-producer Pat Howard. They began playing ‘90s rock and hip-hop covers to weekend warriors and college crowd regulars, before live-testing their first original tracks in 2011. “There was something special when we played those sets,” Howard remembers. “We’d go for four hours, not even rehearsing. Then Robby came to the table with some originals.”

The easygoing psych-rap nugget “Corazon,” released when they were still called Robby Hunter Band, shot to No. 1 on the Hype Machine in 2013; after shifting to Magic City Hippies, “Fanfare,” the swaggering opening track off 2015’s Hippie Castle EP, topped Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, thanks to a burgeoning online fanbase. With brothers Ferny (keyboard) and Guillermo Belisario (bass) added to a now-indomitable live lineup, Magic City Hippies embarked on extensive tours supporting bands like Hippo Campus and Moon Taxi. Crowds doubled and tripled, confidence soared. Still unsigned and completely independent in their approach, Magic City Hippies pushed distractions aside and worked tirelessly towards their first LP.

“We’ve been touring for three years,” Hunter says. “The album has a lot to do with the toll it’s taken on our relationships and lives.” No kidding: Robby was fired from a full-time job and ended a relationship of over eight years. Swirling single “SPF” comes to terms with a cheating partner through beams of Toro Y Moi-inspired Auto-Tune and bass licks. “What Would I Do” rides a catchy bossa hook towards the sonic equivalent of a Miami sunset. The sultry “Modern Animal” explores the liberation of open relationships through an irresistible Tame Impala rhythm and a safari of synthesizers. Clearly, inspirations abound — Hunter occasionally raps a la Odelay-era Beck or Anthony Kedis when he’s addicted to the shindig — but their self-described “indie funk” sound remains uniquely their own. “People always say it’s hard to find another band we sound like,” Howard says. “I’m proud of that — any song could be a single.”

Modern Animal is set to crown Magic City Hippies as one of streaming’s ascendant indie bands, while taking their captivating live show to major festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and BottleRock, alongside plenty of North American headline gigs through 2020.

web: http://magiccityhippies.com
vid: https://youtu.be/m9c57BnOlhg

Sego

Sego’s Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll were both birthed in the burgeoning Provo, Utah music scene. However, finding inspiration in the dissonance that the towering structures and bustling city offers over the mountains and relative quiet of Provo, both relocated to an old pasta factory in downtown LA. Through various projects together, both founding members uncovered their distinct sound: lazy, grungy guitars with digital overlays and refreshingly honest lyrics. The band’s debut album surprises with angular guitars, complex arrangements and musings from an 80’s kid contemplating the void left from the misguided hope of our youth.

web: http://segosucks.com
vid: https://youtu.be/Ig_L6nQY434

https://www.facebook.com/events/1395890947216047/

Late Night Music
Sep 22 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am
AUX Bar

Shake what yo momma gave ya, every Saturday 11pm-2am. Dance Party. No cover. Do it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/341354513259016/?event_time_id=341354643259003

The Most Vibrant You Spring Retreat
Sep 22 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Epione Clinic for Integrated Healing

Join Adora Winquist, Dr. Lulu Shimek and Nasrin Safai for a journey of
self-transformation to Dream your biggest vision, Nourish deep levels of self-care and Awaken to the magic within you at Epione Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina.

Experts, with a combined 55 years of experience, in the fields of natural medicine personal transformation, and spiritual mentoring will weave a sacred and nurturing space where together we will explore leading edge tools and techniques to rejuvenate physical vitality, empower emotional wellbeing and spiritual awakening.

The authenticity of this program allows for every individual to commune with others of like mind, create life-long bonds while being fully heard, seen and understood physically, emotionally and spiritually.

CORE BENEFITS

Renew Vitality & Energy
Boost & Balance Metabolism
Tools to Optimize Weight Loss
Freedom of Self Expression
Speak your Truth
Expand Your Creativity
Let Go of Limitations
Create Healthy Boundaries

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