Welcome Letter & Things You Need to Know
Hello Percussionists & Rhythm Lovers,
We are excited that you have chosen to attend our 8th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival 2019! Our world-class faculty creates a unique and inspiring musical experience for everyone involved. The mission of Asheville Rhythm is to provide a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions gather to explore, create and innovate.
All Workshops will be held at Odyssey Community School (90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801)
We’re thrilled to launch year three of our Craft City Food & Art Tour, a walking tour of downtown Asheville that pairs local food and drinks with the vibrant craft history of the area.
Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-
GSWP Class Schedule Summer 2019
The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies, Professional Education, and Sponsored Programs is to offer high quality distance, professional, and graduate education in Western North Carolina that addresses the needs of our region through a continuum of learning. The Center identifies and develops collaborative learning opportunities with the university community, the UNC system, the region, and the state to expand access for traditional students, non-traditional students, and life-long learners.
When you hear the words “tea room,” it’s likely that you immediately think of a Victorian-inspired establishment best suited to special occasions, a place for women in pearls. If you’d lived at the turn of the 20th century in Scotland, or the early 1900s in America, however, it’s likely that you would have a different picture entirely.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 25, 2019) — Cassidy Moore and Beth Russo of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity recently graduated from Homegrown Leaders program, a regional leadership and economic development program that develops and supports highly-motivated leaders who are committed to building regional collaboration across multi-county regions in the state. Homegrown Leaders is a program of the Rural Center and is sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and corporate, government and philanthropic partners.
Black Mountain College has attained near-myth status for the prominent roles it played in modern art, in the Beat poetry movement, and as a groundbreaking experiment in sociology. From its inception in 1933 until its closing in 1955, the college was populated by nonconformists and free thinkers.
Calling all community members. Do you have ideas about improving access to child care in Buncombe County? We want to hear from you. Buncombe County is facing a shortage of child care and is working to expand access to high quality, affordable child care and pre-k.
Buncombe County is launching a new Early Childhood Fund and plans to invest $3.6 million annually to improve outcomes for young children. Grants made through the fund will focus on access to quality early childhood care and education. This is your chance to talk with members of the funding committee and weigh in on what you think is most important.
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Upcoming Women’s Financial Empowerment Center Classes
Conventional wisdom says women don’t negotiate as much as men do.
This might be a first – there has never been a show quite like this about comic books and graphic novels, and how contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, video and tapestries by the world’s leading contemporary artists are influenced by this pop culture phenomenon. Click here for more information
Asheville’s longest-running women’s community chorus presents its annual spring concert, “Room at the Table.”
Tickets at www.womansong.org
ASHEVILLE (March 28, 2019) Womansong, Asheville’s largest and longest-running women’s community chorus, invites you to its spring concert, “Room at the Table.” The concert will be held at Fletcher United Methodist Church, 50 Library Road, Fletcher NC 28732, on Friday May 17 at 7:30 PM and Saturday May 18 at 3 PM.
We’ve done a re-run of Toward the Clearing, more copies available!
Jean describes her poetry as “a choreography of words” as she joins her poetry with musical accompaniment. Her poetry book includes a CD of the poems accompanied by oboe, english horn, flute, piano, fretless banjo, violin, and balafon in the final product that is a beautiful collaboration with regional musicians and readers. Jean’s work has previously been published in the Great Smokies Review, the Online Publication of the Great Smokies Writing Program in Asheville, North Carolina.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE POLICY WATCH – Supreme Court weighs its role in limiting partisan gerrymandering
WASHINGTON – U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared willing Tuesday to rein in partisan gerrymandering — desperate even, for attorneys to give them some sort of manageable numeric standard by which they could determine how much politics is too much when it comes to redistricting.
It wasn’t that simple, though, and after considering three challenges to congressional maps — two to the 2016 GOP-drawn map in North Carolina and one to a Democratic-drawn map in Maryland — at least two conservative justices seemed unconvinced to expend any more judicial energy on the issue. Continue reading
THE CENTER FOR ART & INSPIRATION TO ANCHOR DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE’S SOUTH MAIN ST.
Hendersonville, NC – A new destination for theatre and the arts will anchor South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville when The Center for Art & Inspiration opens its doors at 125 S. Main on February 23, 2019.
A vision of theatrical writer and producer Jeanie Linders, the project also brings to the area a pop-up Malaprop’s Books, the renowned independent bookstore in downtown Asheville, and The Artful Cup Coffee Bar featuring the gourmet roasts of Independent Beans of Hendersonville’s 7th Avenue Historic District.
Leaders told to bring plans, not speeches to UN climate summit
Climate Home News 25/03/2019 By Karl Mathiesen
The UN secretary general is calling on world leaders to bring plans, not speeches to a climate summit he is hosting in September. Representatives of Antonio Guterres wrote to heads of government last week, urging them to “demonstrate a leap in collective national political ambition and massive low-emission movements in the real economy”.
Built in 1897, conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Asheville, centrally located to many surrounding attractions and activities.
“Tell your story. Shout it. Write it. Whisper it if you have to. But tell it. Some won’t understand it. Some will outright reject it. But many will thank you for it. And then the most magical thing will happen. One by one… your tribe will gather. And you will never feel alone again.” L.R. Knost
We are so excited – Building Your Tribe to Build Your Business is an exciting theme for us… we see so many women in the area with growing tribes… yet we know that so many small business owners feel isolated and in need of a tribe… this is a great opportunity to dive deeper into topics related to building your tribe to build your business. You will walk away empowered to build your business with new members of your tribe.
Over 200 supporters of the ERA rocked it in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 5, petitioning lawmakers to co-sponsor bills S184 and H271 — NC Adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. A record number of lawmakers co-sponsored the bills that were filed that day!
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