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**PAN HARMONIA 2019 World-Class Chamber Music • Authentic • Local

Now in its 19th season, Pan Harmonia offers a mosaic of concerts, community outreach and educational residencies and enjoys taking its music out of the concert hall and into spaces all around the community — from art galleries and historic churches to prisons and homeless shelters. Its musicians believe in social justice through arts access and enjoy bringing high-quality performances to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic strata. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, Asheville, NC’s award-winning chamber music repertory company has been nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision.


The National Memorial for Peace and Justice – Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

This is an experience that touches the heart and soul – not to be missed!

This information and pictures are offered by Ed Raiola

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.  


BOUNTY & SOUL Announcing 2nd Annual Community Dig Day Event

The 2nd Annual Community Dig Day event will take place on the campus of the Swannanoa Valley Medical Center, 997 Old US Hwy 70 West in Black Mountain, NC on Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The event is organized and conducted by Bounty & Soul, a nonprofit wellness and hunger relief organization connecting people to food, education and each other. 


BENEFIT FOR HELPMATE: Sisters Doin’ It for Ourselves! June 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

June 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pmA showcase of female-led entertainment showcasing Elvira Kurt, internationally acclaimed Canadian comedienne plus our very own local Asheville talent to include Indie Appalachian Folk singer/songwriters Tina and Her Pony as well as Kathryn O’Shea (plus special guest of Womansong!) and the drummers of Wild Bodema!
100% Net Proceeds go directly to Helpmate Shelter      Tickets available at box office or online: dwtheatre.com


UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program 2019

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.


**Mother Grove Goddess Temple – celebrating the Divine Feminine

It says everything about Asheville that the chapel and offices of the Goddess temple are across the street from the First Baptist Church.

Mother Grove Temple was established in 2008. We have a full schedule of programs including public rituals for the ancient holy days (and Earth Day), religious education for adults and children, Full Moon ceremonies, Sunday morning meditation time, and rites of passage by appointment.


THE COREY ANNE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, August 2019

The Florence Thomas Art School will host the 7th Annual Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts beginning in August, 2019.  The celebration will consist of three events: an Opening Reception, a Symposium, and an Expressive Arts workshop in conjunction with a month long exhibit including the work of local and regional female artists.


**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – May & June Events

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-grown coffee roasted locally. We offer free wireless service and eight plug-in stations. Our baristas embrace the role of community catalyst. Join us whenever you can!  (Listen to Audiobooks and Support Malaprop’s Bookstore)


Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s Farm Tour Returns on June 22-23

On June 22 and 23, 19 Appalachian Grown™ family farms will welcome visitors during ASAP’s highly anticipated annual Farm Tour. This fun and educational weekend offers the public a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the mountains, sample farm-fresh products, and meet the community’s local producers.


8th Annual ASHEVILLE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL – Mark Your Calendars ! June 24 – 30, 2019

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)


HANDS ON! CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The West Gallery features 2,500 square feet of new exhibits

HENDERSONVILLE– A 17-foot-long roaring Dinosaur, a fossil pit, a lego lab, and a model train station are all part of the new West Exhibit Gallery at Hands On! Children’s Museum. The non-profit unveiled the 2,500 square foot exhibit gallery earlier this week, after ten weeks of construction. The addition of the new exhibits is part of the museum’s strategy to become a world-class family destination experience.

WESTERN WOMEN’S BUSINESS CONFERENCE June 20 – Building Your Tribe To Build Your Business

“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. 


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