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Mountain True – Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2017 and Events!

 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 4. This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater. Last year we sold out nearly two weeks before the festival. Get your tickets now and don’t miss the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films.    Get your tickets today.


The Asheville City Market is moving to a new location this season: North Market Street!

The Asheville City Market is moving to a new location this season: North Market Street! The freshest, best-tasting food in the area will now take over two blocks of downtown Asheville every Saturday morning. You’ll still find your favorite vendors of farm-fresh produce, meat, dairy, and local artisan products, as well as brand-new offerings in the expanded market.

Asheville City Market South remains at its location in the center of Biltmore Park Town Square and will be open every Wednesday afternoon for your
mid-week shopping needs.  Click for more information


Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café Presents Award-Winning Environmental Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal and Her New Book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

Asheville, NC. — Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café presents Mary Ellen Hannibal, award-winning environmental journalist, author, and thought leader, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Hannibal will discuss her new book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. Joining her in conversation will be Mallory D. McDuff, Professor, Environmental Studies/Outdoor Leadership, at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC.


UNC Asheville Hosts Third Annual Arts Fest April 6-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNC Asheville’s third annual Arts Fest, including free musical performances, film screenings, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 6-8 across campus. Featured artists Clarissa Sligh, David LaMotte, and David Hess will present their respective works related to the Arts Fest theme, “Arts for Social Change.”


*Penland School of Crafts

Looking Ahead   Spring and Summer Workshops – Spring and summer enrollment is open, with space available in nearly 100 Penland workshops.Registration is first-come, first-served.

32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction – Online registration is open for this year’s annual auction. Join us under the tent August 11-12 for a celebration of craft featuring artists Vivian Beer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, and more.


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Since President Trump took office, the ACLU has been in high gear. In just this past week, we launched a brand new organizing platform, PeoplePower.org, fought back against Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 and continued the rapid expansion of our capabilities in the states.


PFLAG HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION: RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will host a panel discussion, Religion, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Monday, April 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe Street in Hendersonville.  The event is free and the public is invited.


American Civil Liberties Union WOMEN’S RIGHTS PROJECT & Action Events WNC

 

 

 

 

In 1961 the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a jury selection system that discriminated against women on the grounds that “women are at the center of home and family life.” The observation reflected dominant social values at the time, but the Court was unable then to see how such values thwarted the promise of equality for women implicit in the Constitution.


F-Word Film Festival and New Art Exhibition Highlight Women’s History Month – MARCH 2017 at UNC A

March is Women’s History Month and in observance, UNC Asheville will present the annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival, a new exhibition of works by Asheville artist Irene “Jenny” Pickens, and many talks and panel discussions. These events are free and open to everyone.


Pick and Preserve – preserving food, farming and community

My vision started many years ago and came to fruition when my partner, Andrew, bought his farm, Ashe’ Spring. We live together on the farm and are in the process of creating a homesteading environment. 
Ashe` Spring will soon become one of the main sources of fruit for Pick & Preserve. Until then, I am excited to work with local farms and the abundance of resources we have in the area. My goal is to work closely with, and get to know, each person and family who grow the beautiful produce we use. I also want to recognize and show appreciation for those who support our vision. We feel that these concepts are what will set us apart from the rest.
Pick & Preserve is not only about supporting the farm to table idea, but it’s also about the journey to know and share the process. Pick & Preserve is preserving a tradition of farming, canning, friendship, and partnership. We strive to keep our product small in batch, locally sourced, and use the best practices with the best ingredients. Check out our friends page to see all of the people involved, and our ingredients page to see our vision. Visit our Website for more information: Pick and Preserve on the web

Ashlie J. Harper

281 Poverty Branch Road

Barnardsville NC, 28709

828.768.8042


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Asheville, NC 28802

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LIVEWIRE – Performing Arts Asheville

Asheville’s artists and entertainers shape the soul of this community. Our stage is expansive, spilling out the stage doors and onto sidewalks, into verdant parks and summer meadows, and large enough to accommodate a regular cast of all ages all year long. No matter what sparks your interest—be it Shakespeare or Sketch Comedy, Gershwin or Garage Rock, Ballet or Bluegrass—our spotlights and streetlamps will ignite your passion no matter what form it takes. There’s a show about to start. Discover the power of performance. Let LiveWire light the way.

Find out who’s playing and what’s playing where and when at LiveWire,Asheville’s source for performing arts schedules and information.  Click here for performing arts schedule and times

 


*The Block Off Biltmore – restaurant, social club, gathering place

MISSION of THE BLOCK off biltmore

To be a place for people to converge in order to build community and inclusive friendships between diverse movements, where social justice issues are discussed, actions formulated, and deep, healing magic happens.

Radical magic is created through a compassionate, comfortable, cruelty-free atmosphere, along with music, art, spoken word, film and other conscious, value-driven events. Fun, laughter, friendship, unity, empowerment and action are the ultimate byproducts.

We have a lot of exciting & enjoyable types of events at THE BLOCK off biltmore. Stay tuned to our website and please sign up for our e-newsletter (see bottom of webpage) to stay up to date. See you soon!


ASHEVILLE AREA ART

 2 Hour Walking Tour of the River Arts District, Asheville  –  Get the behind the scenes experience! This tour visits a variety of studios, some of which have multiple artists working out of them.  Get the insider look into the River Arts District. Your tour will be led by an artist who works inside the River Arts District, to give you a more personal experience. These are small intimate tours with a maximum of 6 adults and a minimum of 2 adults. 


HART Haywood Arts Regional Theater

 Welcome to one of the treasures of Western North Carolina. The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, founded in 1985, is a volunteer-based community theatre showcasing the talents of the people of the region. HART, under the leadership of Executive Director Steven Lloyd, has grown into one of the most active theatres in the Southeast, producing a year-round schedule of plays and musicals from its home, The Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House. Opened in 1997, and funded by the support of people throughout the community, HART’s home is a stunning facility constructed in the style of the traditional Summer Stock playhouses of the 1920’s. Architect Joe Sam Queen and builder Pat Burgin used native materials to create a facility that is both grand and informal.   Click here for seasonal shows Haywood Arts Regional Theater


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