Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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, June 1, 2020
AB Tech—Summer Semester Registration is Open!
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
AB Tech Online

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Registration for A-B Tech’s Summer Semester is now open for current students and opens for new students on April 27.

If you’re staying safe at home, it’s a great time to enroll in college and change your life. A-B Tech offers quality, affordable online classes in convenient four-week, eight-week and 10-week sessions. We also have financial aid and caring faculty and staff to help you succeed. Visit abtech.edu/Summer2020 or call 828.398.7900 today.

Our Summer Semester begins May 18, but shorter sessions start on May 29 and June 5. This semester is ideal for:
*New students
*Students who need additional credits to enroll in our
competitive allied health and brewing programs
*Unemployed adults who need retraining
*Students from other colleges who want to pick up credits to
stay on track
*High school students who want to get a head start on
college

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Janet’s Planet Online Astronaut Academy
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
online

Every week day, Janet’s Planet gives children a daily dose of science and space topics from around the world.

This is for ages 7-16!

Come and join us! See the Event Brite link below to register. Parents must register for their children.

Once I get your confirmation of your invite, I will personally send you the link to the class.
This is a measure to keep you safe. You can also email me at [email protected] for any questions.
Am hopefully going to get you all a calendar soon of all the talks. More astronauts to come!
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Janet’s Planet Online Astronaut Academy
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
online

Every week day, Janet’s Planet gives children a daily dose of science and space topics from around the world.

This is for ages 7-16!

Come and join us! See the Event Brite link below to register. Parents must register for their children.

Once I get your confirmation of your invite, I will personally send you the link to the class.
This is a measure to keep you safe. You can also email me at [email protected] for any questions.
Am hopefully going to get you all a calendar soon of all the talks. More astronauts to come!
Ask the Researchers
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Center for Craft (online)

Join the Center for Craft for the next discussion in our “Ask the ______” series! In this free webinar, we will speak with 2020 Materials-Based Research Grant recipients Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman about their “Soft Monitor” project, which aims to invent a screen made entirely from flax, water, and air, and learn about the benefits and hurdles of working cross-disciplinary.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Janet’s Planet Online Astronaut Academy
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
online

Every week day, Janet’s Planet gives children a daily dose of science and space topics from around the world.

This is for ages 7-16!

Come and join us! See the Event Brite link below to register. Parents must register for their children.

Once I get your confirmation of your invite, I will personally send you the link to the class.
This is a measure to keep you safe. You can also email me at [email protected] for any questions.
Am hopefully going to get you all a calendar soon of all the talks. More astronauts to come!
Adult Creative Writing Group for Children’s Books
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm
Leicester Library

The Perfect Turkey

It’s never too late to begin writing the next great American novel – or children’s book. The Leicester Library Creative Writing Work Group is opening its doors to any and all adults who are interested in writing children’s books. Meetings will include writing exercises, idea sharing, and other group discussions. The group will focus on writing picture books, early-reader, and chapter books. Participants are welcome to bring up to 500 words of original writing to share. But you don’t have to, you’re welcome to bring your thoughts to turn into great ideas later.

The classes take place on the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library. In previous groups, local children’s authors have visited to discuss their writing process. Also, members of the group have already published their own books.

 

Friday, June 5, 2020
Janet’s Planet Online Astronaut Academy
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
online

Every week day, Janet’s Planet gives children a daily dose of science and space topics from around the world.

This is for ages 7-16!

Come and join us! See the Event Brite link below to register. Parents must register for their children.

Once I get your confirmation of your invite, I will personally send you the link to the class.
This is a measure to keep you safe. You can also email me at [email protected] for any questions.
Am hopefully going to get you all a calendar soon of all the talks. More astronauts to come!
Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog!
Jun 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Skyland/South Buncombe Library

Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog!

The Skyland Library will host J.R. the Therapy Dog on the 1st Friday of each month. Kids are invited to stop by between 2:30-3:30 pm to practice their reading skills with a gentle, patient and adorable canine friend. J.R. is a certified therapy dog and he can’t wait to meet you! 

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Monday, June 8, 2020
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — A Bug’s Life — Ages 5 – 8
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS

Instructor: Paige Janeri

What do you think of bugs? Are they eww gross? Or way cool?! One thing is for certain, they are super important for a healthy planet. We can learn a lot from these little critters, and in this camp, we will do just that! We’ll dig in the dirt and watch our ideas take flight. Come on all you earthworms and ladybugs! Let’s party!

Tuition: $225
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class
Use promo code “claycamp25”

Literacy Changing Lives Tour
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm
Literacy Council

 

Would you like to learn more about how literacy changes our students’ lives?

Please join us for coffee and a one-hour tour of the Literacy Council.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES for 2020

Friday, January 10 – 9am | Monday, February 10 – 4pm | Friday, March 13 – 9am
Monday, April 13 – 4pm | Friday, May 8 – 9am | Monday, June 8 – 4pm

Friday, June 12, 2020
Brews and Bears: WNC Nature Center CANCELLED
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WNC Nature Center

It’s happy hour at the WNC Nature Center! Join us for the always popular Brews & Bears after hours event featuring beer, cider, food, music, and an up close view of an awesome bear enrichment activity with our black bears Uno and Ursa!  Event will run from 5:30pm-8:00pm with food and drink available for purchase.

Tickets sell out quickly!

Children ages 2 and under get in free, all others will need a ticket to attend this event.

*Please bring valid photo ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.

This is a rain or shine event. If the weather is so bad that we are forced to cancel/reschedule, we will post that information on our Facebook event page and email everyone who has purchased tickets.

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Monday, June 15, 2020
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — FUNctional Figures — Ages 8 – 12
Jun 15 – Jun 20 all-day
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS

Instructor: Sara Ballek

Have you ever seen a fox turn into a coffee mug? Or used a unicorn horn for an ice cream cone? In this camp we will be learning how to make several types of pots and will add details to give them their own personality! The focus will be on getting students comfortable using the wheel while having the creative freedom to turn their pots into fun characters along the way!

Tuition: $225
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class
Use promo code “claycamp25”

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — Pedal to the Metal — Ages 8 – 12
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS

Instructor: Kelsey Sickmeyer

We are going to go learn how to use a pottery wheel to make cups, bowls, vases and plates! Students will learn different ways to decorate these vessels, and once finished, they will be food safe treasures for the whole family! This is a fun exploration of the clay studio for kids age 8-12.

Tuition: $225
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class
Use promo code “claycamp25”

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Monday, June 22, 2020
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS 2020–Kids Clay Camp — On Your Marks, Get Centered, Throw! — Ages 6 – 10
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm
ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS

Instructor: Sara Ballek

Handmade pottery is a great way to add some fun and creativity to your meals! What if you had the chance to make some of your own? Students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel to create a variety of objects for daily use. We will also explore painting, decorating and sculpting to add final touches to our masterpieces!

Tuition: $225
$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class
Use promo code “claycamp25”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Adult Creative Writing Group for Children’s Books
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm
Leicester Library

The Perfect Turkey

It’s never too late to begin writing the next great American novel – or children’s book. The Leicester Library Creative Writing Work Group is opening its doors to any and all adults who are interested in writing children’s books. Meetings will include writing exercises, idea sharing, and other group discussions. The group will focus on writing picture books, early-reader, and chapter books. Participants are welcome to bring up to 500 words of original writing to share. But you don’t have to, you’re welcome to bring your thoughts to turn into great ideas later.

The classes take place on the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library. In previous groups, local children’s authors have visited to discuss their writing process. Also, members of the group have already published their own books.

 

Friday, July 3, 2020
Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog!
Jul 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Skyland/South Buncombe Library

Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog!

The Skyland Library will host J.R. the Therapy Dog on the 1st Friday of each month. Kids are invited to stop by between 2:30-3:30 pm to practice their reading skills with a gentle, patient and adorable canine friend. J.R. is a certified therapy dog and he can’t wait to meet you! 

Saturday, July 4, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Hands-on History Carl Sandburg House
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Carl Sandburg House


Hands-on History

Join Park Rangers on Saturdays in July to get hands-on with history. Each Saturday features a different topic and allows visitors of all ages to interact with history related to the Sandburg family experience at Connemara. Come anytime between 11am to 3pm. All programs will be offered at the amphitheater.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Friday, July 10, 2020
Brews and Bears: WNC Nature Center CANCELLED
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WNC Nature Center

It’s happy hour at the WNC Nature Center! Join us for the always popular Brews & Bears after hours event featuring beer, cider, food, music, and an up close view of an awesome bear enrichment activity with our black bears Uno and Ursa!  Event will run from 5:30pm-8:00pm with food and drink available for purchase.

Tickets sell out quickly!

Children ages 2 and under get in free, all others will need a ticket to attend this event.

*Please bring valid photo ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.

This is a rain or shine event. If the weather is so bad that we are forced to cancel/reschedule, we will post that information on our Facebook event page and email everyone who has purchased tickets.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.