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A New Conference Where We Explore Innovative Climate Solutions & Business Opportunities.

Held March 16-25 in “Climate City,” Asheville, North CarolinaClimateCon 2018 includes The Business of Climate Forum, a summit for students and young professionals, an innovation showcase demonstrating climate solutions and products, and 10 days of climate-focused community events.

PHOTO SHOOT, the second novel in a Channey Moran series of environmentally conscious thrillers by Jon Michael Riley

Western North Carolina resident Jon Michael Riley, author of fiction novels based on actual major events in recent history, has released the second book in his Channey Moran action/thriller series. Photo Shoot brings the reader face to face  with Somali pirates during the kidnapping of a group of American tourists. Propelled into a gripping evaluation of his life, Channey must survive a rescue mission headed by the notorious Roy Roy while deciding to what lengths he will go to help people he doesn’t even know.  Join us at Malaprops Bookstore 6pm Thursday, March 29th.

**PAN HARMONIA 2018 Schedule

February 2018 Pan Harmonia

Sing to Me of the Night  – Music of JS Bach, Dana Wilson and Latin America
Kate Steinbeck, flute • Franklin Keel, cello • Amy Brucksch, guitar
25 | Sunday, 3 PM • Streamside House Concert, Arden • Advanced reservations online

Streamside Concerts, Arden • Limited seating

$20 Advanced purchase:
$25 day of, if seats are available
Directions will be sent after purchase.

BACH IN A BAR! Join Pan Harmonia at the BLOCK in the YMI March 19

Monday, March 19 at the BLOCK off Biltmore in the YMI

2018 marks 333 years since the birth of JS Bach, yet his profoundly beautiful and brilliantly crafted music remains as compelling as ever. This March the luminous mezzo soprano, Brittnee Siemon, joins Pan Harmonia instrumentalists in performances featuring arias by the Baroque master.

Asheville Music School’s Sound Effects Benefit Concert April 19

Showcasing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Presented by Charlotte Street Computers April 19 at Isis Music Hall

The sixth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 6 – 10 PM at Isis Music Hall. The featured headliner will showcase AMS teachers and advanced students covering The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its entirety, with full instrumentation.

CHOOSING RACIAL EQUITY : Asheville City Schools Events spring 2018

At the Asheville City Schools Foundation, we believe that strong public schools are an essential part of breaking the cycle of poverty, dismantling structural racism, and sustaining our democracy. We uphold the value of each student and believe that we have a specific responsibility to increase racial equity in our schools.

We envision a day when all children in the Asheville City Schools discover their unique talents and dreams, fulfill their potential, and our district shines as a national model of excellence with equity.

ADAIR SANDERS presents SUFFER THE CHILDREN: An Allison Parker Mystery @Malaprop’s April 12, 6pm

Join local mystery author Adair Sanders as she presents the fourth book in her much-acclaimed series the Allison Parker Mystery Series.

Book four, Suffer the Children, takes the reader into the uncomfortable reality of homegrown terrorism. Book Five, Wolf, is currently being downloaded from the Muse who directs Adair’s writing. 


Write Here. Write Now.

We host Flatiron Writers workshops and events; in addition, our space is available for rent to writers who want to teach, host a book launch, or hold a writers’ group or book club meeting.Our goal: to nurture a vibrant and supportive writing community–inspired by Asheville’s rich literary history–while providing writers with quiet, affordable space in which to write, and classrooms in which to teach or participate in classes and workshops.

Your Messy Brilliance by Kelly McNelis – Southeastern Book Tour @ Malaprops March 20

Join us at Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe on Tuesday, March 20  6 – 8 pm

Kelly McNelis Releases her New Book on Embracing the Messiness of Life Your Messy Brilliance:  7  Tools For the Perfectly Imperfect Woman

This book is not the typical self-help manual. McNelis provides a practical and down-to-earth road map for women to help them embrace every part of their lives and find power in their imperfections.  “There are so many things we are expected to be as women and it becomes exhausting trying to achieve that standard of perfection,” said McNelis. “This book is about learning to find passion and purpose in your flaws. It’s about utilizing the tools and power you already have in your life to find creativity and joy in the mess of it all.”

**Mountain True Year-round Events

OUR MISSION: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.

OUR VISION: MountainTrue envisions Western North Carolina with thriving communities that are connected to and help sustain a healthy natural environment. To achieve this, MountainTrue will foster and empower advocates throughout the region to be engaged in policy and project advocacy, outreach and education, and on the ground projects. MountainTrue will be known as the region’s best respected and highest impact conservation organization and will be seen as a national model.

ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL – Apprentice Link helps aspiring farmers gain on-the-ground experience in WNC

Organic Growers School’s (OGS) Apprentice Link, the online matching service and directory to connect regional farms and aspiring farm apprentices, has grown to list over 25 local farms in Western NC and connected at least 10 aspiring farmers with farm apprenticeships over the past growing season. They are currently accepting new applications to be listed on the site. Apprentice Link has easy-to-use search functions and features organic and sustainable farms in Western NC. Farms that are included in this list are vetted by OGS through the following criteria:


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Favorite Asheville Art Events, Tours, Festivals & Shows

The Asheville art scene is booming and we are consistently voted one of the biggest art destinations in the country. Each year, more artist studio tours, events and art shows appear. Here are our favorite annual Asheville art events. Plan your next trip around one of these! Also see more events and festivals in WNC   Explore Asheville Events Calendar       Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter/Holiday Events

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