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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Asheville Scavenger Hunt
Mar 29 – Dec 31 all-day
Asheville

Explore Asheville’s historical gems, flourishing neighborhoods, and latest attractions. Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.

British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Mar 29 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Mar 29 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Mar 29 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Mar 29 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Registration open: Asheville Parks & Recreation spring break camps
Mar 29 all-day
Asheville City various locations

Spring Break Basketball Camp

April 6-10 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Location: Linwood Crump Shiloh Center

Fee: $25, and it includes a T-shirt.

This basketball camp is designed for girls and boys age 12 to 16 to sharpen fundamental, offensive, defensive, and team play skills.  Players of all abilities will improve their game with this focused one week training AND make new friends, increase self-esteem, and develop more passion for the game.  Click here to register now!

 

Spring Break Camp – Youth, Grades K-5

April 6-13 (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Locations: Tempie Avery Montford, Stephens-Lee, and Vance recreation centers

Fee: $50/child, City of Asheville residents receive a $10 discount

Come spend your vacation with us! Youth in grades K-5 will enjoy activities, crafts, exercise and all kinds of fun. Click here to register now!

 

Spring Break Camp – Middle School, Grades 6-9

April 6-13 (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Location: Stephens-Lee Recreation Center

Fee: $50/child, City of Asheville residents receive a $10 discount

Youth in grades 6-9 will play games, go on field trips and spend time in the Teen Room. Click here to register now!

 

For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, call 828-259-5800, visit the website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/APRCA.

 

Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Mar 29 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional CANCELLED
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship stops in South Carolina for the Greenville Regional at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena!

Click HERE for our standard arena policies and our most frequently asked questions. Ticket prices are always subject to change without notice. Additional fees apply.

  • Mar 27 , 2020 7:00 PM
  • Mar 29 , 2020 12:00 PM
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Aladdin, Jr.
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm
Owen High School auditorium, Black Mountain NC

Aladdin, Jr. benefit performances by the students of The Learning Community School to be held March 27-29

Based on the hit 1992 animated film, The Learning Community School is pleased to present “Aladdin, Jr.” in the Owen High School auditorium on March 27-29. The entire K-8 student body of 75 students participates in the show, which features impressive choreography, singing, and live accompaniment.
It’s not just the students who are represented in the show. Every parent and staff member in the school contributes to the production. From costumes​ and make-up to lighting and props, and the dedicated team who gathers, organizes, and displays the incredible silent auction, this school-wide effort goes far beyond what’s seen on stage. Every single participant – kids, parents, staff, and faculty alike – shines in their own way and contributes to the overwhelming success of the show each year.

The event is unique in that it serves as the primary source of community outreach, community building, and fundraising for The Learning Community School; it is the school’s flagship event. This event is also an opportunity for this small school to give back to the WNC Community in a big way. On March 26th, we offer a free preview show to share a live-theater experience with members of our greater community with visitors from Black Mountain Neuromedical Treatment Center, Swannanoa Valley Montessori School, Fox Flower Montessori, local homeschool groups, and more.

Community building is a key component of the event. From the team of Saturday morning set builders to the Tuesday night costume sewing circle to the students creating magic on stage, the sense of working together for a common purpose permeates the atmosphere. Robin Jacobs, TLC parent, PE teacher, and silent auction coordinator says, “This common purpose creates an environment where collaboration is essential and familiar. It builds group stability and individual equanimity, while contributing to a culture of group success.” Executive Director Katherine Murphy says, “At the close of Sunday’s performance at our community gathering, we all celebrate the success of working together for the good of our community.”

While there are so many community benefits, the bottom line is that it is also an incredibly successful fundraiser for a small school. Ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships, and the silent auction all complement each other; “We’re incredibly fortunate to have this annual opportunity to give our students and community a meaningful and enriching experience while raising necessary funds for the school” says Holly Baumgartner, Administrative Director.

Musical highlights including “Prince Ali” and the show-stopping “​Never Had a Friend Like Me” are an opportunity for our talented students to show off their hard work and dedication. “Arabian Nights” is a stand-out performance that includes every member of the K-8 school’s student body. These songs and more will be performed as part of the school’s full-length, professional-level theater presentation.

This year’s show represents a few important milestones as well. First, it will be the 20th year for our incredible Costume Director, Theresa Cote, who oversees the design of the event’s custom-tailored costumes. Many of these outfits are hand sewn from scratch by staff members and teams of hard-working community volunteers.

The show’s director, Black Mountain resident, Dead Poets member, and TLC School alumni parent and teacher, Tom Tracy, is celebrating his 15th year at the helm. “I never grow tired of watching these young people get up on that stage and pour themselves into the show. They work so hard and I love to watch that moment when they drop into the full experience and “find” their place on that stage and in the story” says Tracy.

Aladdin, Jr.
Friday, March 27 at 6pm
Saturday, March 28 at 4pm
Sunday, March 29 at 2pm
Owen High School auditorium, Black Mountain NC
Tickets: $10 general admission
Purchase tickets online at www.thelearningcommunity.org.

The Merrell Adventure Dash CANCELLED
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Age: All Ages

The Merrell Adventure Dash is all about getting outside and challenging yourself to work hard for your good time. Suitable for families as well as adults, participants will negotiate a series of natural and man-made obstacles along the 5K course, including balance components, climbs and nets, a river-run, and raft crossing. This holiday weekend, enjoy a fun, family-friendly adventure run in the beautiful Nantahala Gorge. Merrell Adventure Dash participants can choose between the 5K dash or a 1K fun run. Kids aged 12 and under race free with a participating adult.

Registraion opens March 1, 2020. Check back for more details.
Onsite Registration is available from 1pm – 3:30pm day of. The race starts promptly at 4PM on 5/23/2020.

Remember to wear anything you don’t mind getting dirty!

Monday, March 30, 2020
British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Mar 30 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Mar 30 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Mar 30 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Mar 30 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Mar 30 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Mar 31 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Mar 31 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Mar 31 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Mar 31 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Mar 31 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Apr 1 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Apr 1 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Apr 1 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Apr 1 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Apr 1 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

Carl Sandburg Home: “Movement” Youth Art Show
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home



More than 700 students from across the country used canvases for an artistic expression inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Night Movement,” and other poetry pieces in Sandburg’s collection “Smoke and Steel.” 71 canvases were submitted to the exhibit and each canvas reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what “movement” means to them. Visitors can see the installation in a building adjacent to the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally.

Sandburg Home: The Sandburg Home is a great place to start your visit! The ground floor of the home contains visitor information, exhibits, tour ticket sales, the park store, and you can watch the park video. The main and top level of the home are furnished with the Sandburg family belongings. Visitors may only access the furnished ares of the home on a guided tour.

Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
$5.00 for Adults age 62 and older and all interagency pass holders
Free for Children age 15 and under

  • Reservations: Reserving in advance lets you pick your preferred house tour time. Tours fill up quickly. Last-minute, in-person tickets may not be available on the day you visit. Plan ahead and reserve house tour tickets at recreation.gov.
  • Passes: The park sells the America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
    *These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
  • 30-minute house tours are offered every day. Visit recreation.gov for the current schedule.
  • Visitors may only tour the Sandburg Home on a guided tour.
  • Tours are limited to 12 persons.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the house tour, but there is a place to leave them for storage. Infants and small children should be carried through the house while on tour.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Apr 2 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Apr 2 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Apr 2 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!