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

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Polk County Berry Plant Sale @ Polk County Cooperative Extension
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Cooperative Extension of Polk County is hosting our annual berry plant sale. This year, the Cooperative Extension director has chosen four varieties of blueberries, two varieties of raspberries, two varieties of strawberries, and one blackberry variety that have proven to specifically thrive in the North Carolina Foothills.

Orders will be accepted for plants now through February 22 and will be available for pickup in mid-March. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the activities, classes, and research that make the Cooperative Extension such a vital part of the Polk County community. For more information or to place an order, visit the Extension’s website at https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu or give us a call at 894-8218.

Download the Order Form HERE: https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Berry-Plant-Order-Form-Writeable.pdf?fwd=no

https://www.facebook.com/events/393022604782447/?event_time_id=393022691449105

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Polk County Berry Plant Sale @ Polk County Cooperative Extension
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Cooperative Extension of Polk County is hosting our annual berry plant sale. This year, the Cooperative Extension director has chosen four varieties of blueberries, two varieties of raspberries, two varieties of strawberries, and one blackberry variety that have proven to specifically thrive in the North Carolina Foothills.

Orders will be accepted for plants now through February 22 and will be available for pickup in mid-March. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the activities, classes, and research that make the Cooperative Extension such a vital part of the Polk County community. For more information or to place an order, visit the Extension’s website at https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu or give us a call at 894-8218.

Download the Order Form HERE: https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Berry-Plant-Order-Form-Writeable.pdf?fwd=no

https://www.facebook.com/events/393022604782447/?event_time_id=393022704782437

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Gardening in the Mountains presents: Living Soil @ NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Center
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am

Presenter: Phil Roudebush, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Given the vital importance of soil to our hobby and avocation, it is amazing that most
gardeners don’t venture beyond the understanding that good soil supports plant life and poor soil doesn’t. You’ve undoubtedly seen worms in good soil and have come across other soil life: centipedes, springtails, ants, slugs, ladybird beetle larvae, and more. Healthy soil, however, is not just a few animals. Healthy soil is absolutely teeming with life.

This presentation focuses on all the forms of life found in healthy soil and how we can use this information to improve our gardening techniques.

The talk is free but registration is requested by calling 828-255-5522.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Francine Delany New School for Children Funky Formal Fundraiser @ Isis Music Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Funky Formal and Silent Auction, a fundraiser for Francine Delany New School for Children
Live music, dancing, and fun for grown-ups! Dress funky, formal, or both – anything goes!
Featuring our very own teacher band, Pop Quiz, as well as The Annex Band!
Join us on Friday, February 22 and consider becoming a sponsor or a silent auction donor today!
Contact [email protected] for sponsorships and donations.

https://www.facebook.com/events/277717742856408/

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Chilly Challenge 8K & 1 Mile Fun Run @ North Buncombe Middle School
Feb 23 all-day

Lace up your running shoes, grab your winter hat, and join us for the 7th Annual Chilly Challenge 8K & 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Run or walk with us to benefit North Buncombe Middle School! The chip-timed 8K will start at 10:00 am. The race is on a rolling hill course in beautiful Weaverville, North Carolina. This scenic course starts and finishes at North Buncombe Middle School. There is also an untimed 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 10:05 am. The 1-mile route is completely contained on the middle school campus. Race registration includes: a scenic run, a t-shirt, and a post-race chili lunch with cornbread and fixings.

Polk County Berry Plant Sale @ Polk County Cooperative Extension
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Cooperative Extension of Polk County is hosting our annual berry plant sale. This year, the Cooperative Extension director has chosen four varieties of blueberries, two varieties of raspberries, two varieties of strawberries, and one blackberry variety that have proven to specifically thrive in the North Carolina Foothills.

Orders will be accepted for plants now through February 22 and will be available for pickup in mid-March. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the activities, classes, and research that make the Cooperative Extension such a vital part of the Polk County community. For more information or to place an order, visit the Extension’s website at https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu or give us a call at 894-8218.

Download the Order Form HERE: https://polk.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Berry-Plant-Order-Form-Writeable.pdf?fwd=no

https://www.facebook.com/events/393022604782447/?event_time_id=393022708115770

Bowl For Kids’ Sake—Buncombe County @ Sky Lanes Asheville
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Gather a group of friends, family or coworkers and register a team for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Signature Fundraiser: Bowl For Kids’ Sake! And—in true Asheville style, the costume theme for this year’s event is: Mardi Gras! So grab your beads, feathers, crowns and masquerade masks and get your team signed up!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is empowering the potential of Buncombe County’s youth through one-to-one mentoring relationships that create friendships with a purpose that last. When you register a team for Bowl For Kids’ Sake—you not only get an awesome chance to have fun—you’re part of a positive change and brighter future.

https://www.facebook.com/events/529140227572772/

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Bike Love ’19 presented by New Belgium Brewing @ Isis Music Hall
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 am

The 12th annual Bike Love, presented by New Belgium Brewing, returns to Isis Music Hall (734 Haywood Rd) on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 23rd. Bike Love is Asheville on Bikes’ annual fundraiser event, and Bike Love ‘19 is poised to be an epic event of music, bicycle centric raffles, and AoB community.

8pm – Doors

8pm Red Honey & The Royal Jelly, featuring Grammy Award nominee, Dave Gilbert

9:30pm – 12:00am – DJ Jut Rut

https://www.facebook.com/events/380533352710958/

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Keep Asheville Beard- Competition & Fundraiser 2/24 @ Hi-Wire @ Hi-Wire Brewing
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

General Admission
$5
1PM-6PM

Keep Asheville Beard is a new event presented by Xpand. A Competition of WNC’s finest beards and mustaches as well as a fundraiser.

Celebrating Asheville’s creative economy, Keep Asheville Beard will feature a competition with four categories ANYONE (and we mean anyone) can enter along with entertainment and fun for the whole family.

WANNA COMPETE?
SIGN UP HERE….
www.xpandbrand.org/keepashevillebeard

PRIZES will be awarded to the top competitors in each category

CROWD FAVORITE will earn the title of BEARD CZAR for all Xpand events in 2019!

Prizes Include:
CASH PRIZE (FOR THE BEARD CZAR ONLY)

PROFESSIONAL GROOMING SERVICES

LOCAL PRODUCTS/STYLING AIDS

GIFT CERTIFICATES

SWAG

Judges Include:
SETH BRADEN- OWNER- STEADFAST TRADITIONAL BARBERSHOP

AMANDA MCKENZIE- LEAD STYLIST- ADORN SALON & BOUTIQUE

SABRINA WHITE- OWNER- DESOTO LOUNGE

DREW SMITH- OWNER- WESTVILLE PUB

MORGAN HICKORY- OWNER- OLE SHAKEY’S GETAWAY

https://www.facebook.com/events/1997228197019717/

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Me Too Movement Founder Tarana Burke @ Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Symmetry Financial Group, AdventHealth Hendersonville and Native Kitchen and Social Pub present the Break the Silence Speaker Series: Me Too Movement Founder Tarana Burke on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. This event is a fundraiser for all Our VOICE programs and services for survivors of sexual assault as well as Our VOICE’s prevention and education programs.

To purchase tickets, go to https://ourvoicenc.ticketbud.com/break-the-silence-speakers-series-featuring-me-too-founder-tarana-burke

Individual tickets – $35

Student tickets – $10 (limited availability)

VIP tickets – $100
VIP ticket holders receive special benefits and will have an opportunity to meet Tarana Burke at the reception! Enjoy a special entrance at the Renaissance Hotel, VIP check-in, VIP entrance to the Conference Center, and preferred seating for the program. Immediately following the program, please join us for the VIP Champagne Reception on the 12th floor of the Renaissance Hotel, in the newly remodeled Top of the Plaza event space, with a stunning view of Asheville at night. The VIP Champagne Reception is a catered event by the chef of the Renaissance Hotel, featuring passed hors d’oeuvres both savory and sweet, music, champagne and wine. Mix and mingle with friends, reflect on the evening, and meet Tarana Burke!

From her perspective as a survivor and a silence-breaker, Tarana will talk about what it takes to turn a moment into a movement and will inspire us to take action to create a community free from sexual violence.

Partner with Our VOICE in this fundraising event! For more information, including sponsorship information, go to ourvoicenc.org/events/speakerseries

https://www.facebook.com/events/2016240425164241/

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

All Sports Booster Club Oyster Roast @ Fluor Field at the West End
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Annual major fundraiser for Greenville High Athletics. All you can eat Oysters. Also BBQ plates.

https://www.facebook.com/events/290700484918947/

Mar
30
Sat
2019
ReHAPPENING 9 @ Camp Rockmont
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The {Re}HAPPENING is an annual afternoon and evening event at the historic campus of Black Mountain College – 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser, and part community instigator, providing a platform for contemporary artists to share their responses to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by activating the buildings and grounds of the BMC campus with installations, new media, music, and performance projects.

Visit www.rehappening.com for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1805197342924300/

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 28th Annual Spelling Bee @ The Mothlight
Apr 3 all-day

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County will hold “Beauty and the Bee,” an adult Spelling Bee, on April 3, 2019 at The Mothlight in West Asheville. Beginning at 6 pm, fifteen teams of three adults each will compete in the themed, spirited, and zany word challenge.

While the word list is challenging to even the most advanced spellers, this event is not a traditional, stilted spelling bee. Audience members are encouraged to cheer on their favorite teams and can even purchase opportunities to cheat on the spellers’ behalf. Spellers and audience members are encouraged to wear costumes in homage to this year’s beauty-pageant event theme: Beauty and the Bee.

Spelling Bee teams are fielded by local businesses, non-profits, community associations, colleges, book clubs and friends. This year’s teams include the 2018 winning team, Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café; the 2017 highest fundraising team, Chestnut/Corner Kitchen; and more.

Funds raised by the Beauty and the Bee Spelling Bee support the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s programs that provide basic literacy and English language services to 2,200 people in Buncombe County.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Hope and Healing: Faith Communities and the Suicide Crisis @ St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Apr 5 all-day

Hope and Healing: Faith Communities and the Suicide Crisis is a day-long interfaith conference in Chapel Hill on April 5, exploring how faith influences our reactions to suicide and what we can do better in our responses. Speakers will address how faith communities can engage, support, and build resiliency around those affected by suicide and suicidality. Registration is now open, for more information please visit http://www.fcmi-nc.org.

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Poetry for the Pantry – Fundraiser for Storehouse @ The Artisan of Flat Rock
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tickets ARE ON SALE at eventbrite.com

Help raise money for Storehouse. Many families need our help, and The Artisan of Flat Rock is proud to team with The Storehouse of Henderson County, NC to bring Poetry for the Pantry. Tickets to this event and further information will be available soon, but go ahead and put this one on your calendar for such a great cause.

https://www.facebook.com/events/306525069987354/

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Asheville GreenWorks Awards & Trashion Show @ DoubleTree by Hilto Biltmore-Asheville
Apr 27 all-day

Asheville GreenWorks 2nd annual Environmental Excellence Awards & Trashion Show featuring over 20 local designers strutting their one of a kind eco-fashion designs down the runway. VIP tickets get an open bar, front row seating and a VIP meet and greet.

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

May
4
Sat
2019
7th Annual Bike LUCK Presented by Charlotte Knights
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ride for HEARTS! Bike LUCK Presented by Charlotte Knights is a fundraiser for Camp LUCK, Inc., a 501c3 non profit organization. Funds raised are used to send heart kids and their siblings to camp. Camp LUCK also provides services (called Baby LUCK) for heart kids too young to attend camp as well as for those kids currently in the hospital.

The charity ride provides four (4) route options with a metric century (63 mile route) from Charlotte to include the challenging Spencer and Cramer mountain climbs, a half-metric route by the airport and a 5 mile family route along the Irwin Creek Greenway. All routes are supported by “heart family” volunteers with homemade baked goods, water and Gatorade. Post ride food, music, offerings from sponsors and beer for purchase from Unknown Brewery. For more information, visit https://campluck.com/camps-events/bike/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2111502822493987/

May
11
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

May
19
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

May
25
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Park in the Dark @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer vacation by seeing day turn to night from the top of the Rock. Your family will enjoy hands-on activities, nature stations, storytelling around the campfire, smores and more during this fundraiser for the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park, who support the Park by helping build and maintain trails, and purchase educational supplies for outreach programs.

Cost: $15 per adult; $5 per child ages 5-15; Free for children ages 4 and under.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2386226444781600/

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities