Tuesday, June 30, 2009

RiverLink Supporters- Still Needs Help!

We only have $6,500 more to raise to complete our annual fund! Our annual fund ends tomorrow Tuesday June 30 at 5pm so if you haven't donated yet or would like to contribute more, now's the time especially with our anonymous donor matching dollar for dollar. Your $100 donation becomes $200, $500 now becomes $1000! Be part of the excitement and help us achieve our goal to raise $200,000. Donations can be made:
  • Online through our secure donation site with Visa or Mastercard. Click here.
  • You can call it in. (828) 252-8474 ext. 110 for Karen Cragnolin, Executive Director, or ext. 115 for Carrie Allen, Operations Manager.

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    Monday, June 29, 2009

    Art Exhibit: Tom Turner and Henry Stevens

    July 2 - October 2 Asheville, at the Blue Spiral. Two Person Exhibit featuring Tom Turner and Will Henry Stevens. Opening is July 2, 2009 from 5pm to 8pm.

    Sunday, June 28, 2009

    Asheville 4th of July Event- Good Ole Boys

    July 3 FREE. Good Ole Boys at Feed & Seed
    3715 Hendersonville Rd, 7:30, Donations accepted.

    Friday, June 26, 2009

    June 27-28th 2009 Family Farm Tour

    The Family Farm Tour is your invitation to visit 38 farms and gardens throughout six counties in Western North Carolina. The region is home to agriculture of all kinds, ranging from century farms cultivated by the same family for generations, to certified organic farms, to urban gardens. Tour your choice of a wide selection of the area’s most outstanding farms and gardens.
    1- 6pm,

    “El Hombre Ciguena” (The Stork Man) at Dianne Wortham July 12th

    July 12 Dianne Wortham Theatre. The Asheville Puppetry Alliance presents Los Titiriteros de Binéfar, performing “El Hombre Ciguena” (The Stork Man)
    A special international performance by an acclaimed Spanish puppetry company.
    For details: http://www.dwtheatre.com/performances/calendar/2009-2010-rentals/the-asheville-puppetry-alliance-presents-los-titiriteros-de-binefar-performing-el-hombre-ciguena-the-stork-man

    Free Wine Tasting at Hops & Vines

    June 27 Asheville, Hops & Vines. Exploring the Côtes du Rhône!
    This week, we’ll taste three delicious wines from the Rhône valley by acclaimed producer Ferraton Père et Fils. These guys have been making wine in the valley since the 40s and with the help of M. Chapoutier have transformed their farming practices to include certified organic vineyards and biodynamic viticulture.

    Art Event: Bele Chere Festival

    Bele Chere Festival. The 2009 Bele Chere festival is being held in beautiful downtown Asheville July 24-26th. Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, interactive events, and a children’s activity area will fill the streets, drawing about 300,000 visitors throughout the three-day event.

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    3rd Annual Stand-Up Comedy Festival- Laugh Your Asheville Off

    July 16-18 Laugh Your Asheville Off Presents the 3rd Annual Stand-Up Comedy Festival
    The largest stand-up comedy festival in the southeast!In only 3 years, Laugh Your Asheville Off has become the largest stand-up comedy festival in the southeast. This year’s festival will be featuring over 40 comics in 3 days at The Diana Wortham Theatre in Downtown Asheville.
    For details: http://www.dwtheatre.com/performances/calendar/2009-2010-rentals/laugh-your-asheville-off-presents-the-3rd-annual-stand-up-comedy-festival

    Beer Tasting- Hops & Vines

    June 26 4-7pm Asheville, Hops & Vines.

    Featured brewery - Asheville Brewing Co.
    Shiva IPA - A generous portion of American hops create a crisp citrus nose combined with a light, sweet finish – a well balanced beer that destroys the paradigm of an IPA

    Old School Pale Ale - A very distinctive pale ale, this beer is 100% home-grown in the Western North Carolina mountains. A sweet front end belies the fresh English hops for a very earthy aroma & flavor. Just like Asheville, it plants a seed in your soul that stays with you for life.

    Ninja Porter - An award winning porter of the highest order; a rich, full body cloaks a stealthy, chocolate finish. You’ll never see it coming.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Kenilworth Art Stroll June 27th

    June 27 10AM - 6PM Asheville. Kenilworth artists will open their doors to the public and donate a percentage of sales to Loving Food Resources. Strollers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to any studio.
    Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    123 Kenilworth Rd.
    Asheville, NC

    Rock & Roll With Webb Wilder

    Webb Wilder at Grey Eagle
    June 26 Asheville, Grey Eagle. There are roots rockers, and then there's Webb Wilder. For over 20 years, Wilder has mined rock 'n' roll's most hallowed ground, but unlike so many others, he has approached it all with a rare irreverence and wit. His self-effacing persona-a tongue-in-cheek 1950's noir character, equal parts high school principal, tent preacher, and private detective-gives Wilder's music a sense of fun and imagination often lacking among his peers.

    Monday, June 22, 2009

    Get Compost From The Zoo!

    Asheville, WNC Nature Center - ZOO POO compost for your garden...50 lb. bags for $4 and 25 lb. bags for $2 Pickup will be Saturdays from 2 - 4 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS please!
    Just come by then to make your purchase. All proceeds go to projects funded by the Friends of the WNC Nature Center.

    Walk The Grove Arcade

    Asheville's Grove Arcade offers boutique shopping, unique dining and regional crafts in a downtown architectural wonder. The building is open daily and features an outdoor portico market. Built by E.W. Grove, the visionary and creator of the Grove Park Inn, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. The historically renovated Grove Arcade reopened to the public in 2002 as a destination featuring boutique shopping, exciting dining and regional crafts in a beloved downtown architectural wonder. A downloadable building tour is available on the website.

    Sunday, June 21, 2009


    Nectar Collector Day at WNC Nature Center
    June 27 Asheville, WNC Nature Center. Nectar Collector Day 10 a.m. - 4 p.m GRAND OPENING OF OUR ANNUAL BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT buggy arts and crafts, face painting, fun and games. Exhibit remains open June 27th through September 7th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A visual feast for the eyes. Our walk through butterfly exhibit is a not to miss part of living in Western North Carolina. Regular admission rates apply. http://www.wildwnc.org

    Friday, June 19, 2009

    Wine Dinner Menu at The Chef's Table- Near Asheviile

    Summer Wine Dinner Menu at The Chef's Table
    Waynesville, The Chef's Table at 20 Church Street now offering their Summer Favorites Wine Dinner Menu including: Austrailian Lobster and Greens Salad, Stuffed Sole, Cumin & Herb Crusted Pork Loin, Filet of Ribeye, Rum Rasin Pear Tart. All accompanied by appropriate wines.

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Father's Day at The Nature Center

    June 21 Join the Western North Carolina Nature Center for Father's Day and spend some time with our animal dads. The Nature Center is open from 10 am to 5 pm and located at 75 Gashes Creek Road in East Asheville.

    The first 100 dads will receive a free Nature Center coozie, courtesy of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. Sunday's "Animal Moments" educational program will focus on animal fathers and their offspring.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    "A Night in Italy" at The Grove Park Inn

    June 18 The Grove Park Inn
    The Grove Park Inn's Horizon Restaurant presents "A Night in Italy" showcasing a five course menu that explores all the flavors of Italy. A sampling of the menu includes marinated sea bean and little neck clam salad, rosemary seared loin of rabbit, grilled rack of lamb, and finishing with a strawberry tiramisu and rhubarb sorbet.

    For a reservation, please call 800-438-5800.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Doll Maker Charlie Patricolo at Grovewood Gallery

    June 20-21 Asheville, Grovewood Gallery.
    Long time doll maker, Charlie Patricolo, will be at Grovewood Gallery demonstrating her techniques on dolls in various stages of completion. Have a chance to meet Charlie, ask questions about her work, and be inspired by her wonderful creations.
    111 Grovewood Rd. Asheville, NC

    Lucero preforms at Grey Eagle

    June 20 Doors open 8PM, Show begins 9PM. Lucero are many things.The may not draw huge crowds, but their fans are true diehards who come to every show and scream the words to every song from their "classic" albums like Tennessee and That Much Further West.
    Advance Tickets: 828-232-5800

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Pottery Sale June 19-20

    June 19-20. Asheville -K.Dryden Pottery Sale.
    Second's and Discontinued Pottery Sale. Local handmade pottery to be sold at a huge discount. Artist needs to reduce inventory as well as offering a portion of the proceeds to a local charity supporting artists. More than 200 pieces marked to sell.
    Directions: Haywood Rd from 240 Turn left on Vermont Ave, sale is at the 5th house on the left.

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Gem and Mineral Show June 19-21st

    June 19-21 Asheville Gem Fest Don’t miss Asheville’s premier gem and mineral show!
    Gem Fest features dealers from all over the world as well as kids’ activities, a great silent auction and more.
    Colburn Earth Science Museum, 2 South Pack Square

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus at Concert Series

    June 14th The Asheville Jams concert series 3:00pm Asheville Community Theatre.
    Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus performs. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, over the phone by calling 828-254-1320 or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office at
    35 E. Walnut in downtown Asheville.
    Tickets for Clearwater Connection are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

    2nd Annual Wine Dinner at Windows

    June 24 7pm Asheville at Windows on the Park. Sponsored by Asheville Wine Consulting & Girls on Grapes. $40 (tax and tip included! What a deal!)
    6 wines, 4 courses: Organics, Biodynamics and Sustainability - The Greening of the Wine Industry! Tickets now on sale thru 19 June! Go to: http://www.ashevillewineconsulting.com/content/spring_paypal.htm for menu details or to purchase tickets!
    Contact jessica@ashevillewineconsulting.com

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Another Free beer tasting at Hops & Vines

    June 12 4-7PM Asheville, Hops & Vines:
    Jamaica Sunset West Indies Pale Ale - This is the second offering in their JAMAICA line of ales.
    Steelhead Double IPA- Newest in Mad River's line up, this Double IPA is the big brother to the Jamaica Sunset IPA. Maltier.
    Jamaica Red - This beer was originally brewed for the world famous Reggae on the River festival.

    Do Cougars Still Live in the Appalacians?

    June 13 2PM Asheville, the Folk Art Center Auditorium, Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sponsored by the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. A special natural history program sponsored by the Friends. Dr. Don Linzey, a renowned large mammal expert and professor of biology at Wytheville Community College, will speak on this fascinating topic and present a visual program. At 3:30 p.m., younger kids are invited and the Friends of the WNC Nature Center will serve up cougar snacks and hands on fun for children with some of the Nature Center's education animals.

    This opportunity is offered free to Friends' members. For non-members, there will be a $5 suggested contribution at the door.
    Contact: friends@wildwnc.org.
    (828) 298-5600 ext. 308

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    Wine Tasting at Hops & Vines

    FREE wine tasting in Asheville
    June 13 3-6PM Asheville, Hops & Vines. A splash of Italy! Join Jessica this Saturday as she geeks out with obscure Italian varietals!

    2007 Pievano Orvieto Classico – A clean, crisp blend of trebbiano and grechetto made in Umbria, just south of Tuscany. This is what they drink in Italy! $11.99

    2006 Le Ralle Alovini Greco, Basilicata – Only 500 cases of this delightful white were produced! Greco was brought to Italy by the Greeks and modern production renders a dry, somewhat spicy wine with beautiful flowery aromatics. $14.99

    2007 Bosco Delle Cicale Freisa, Langhe – This delightful summer red comes to us from the province of Cuneo, in Piemonte. 14.99

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    Bi-Annual Studio Stroll June 13-14th

    River Arts District Studio Stroll
    June 13-14 10AM-6PM Asheville, River Arts District. Twice a year, every second weekend in June and November, Asheville’s River Arts District opens to the public for two days of festivities known as the STUDIO STROLL. This year more than 110 artists are participating! http://www.riverdistrictartists.com/

    Historic Trolley Tours provides shuttle service during the Studio Stroll! Strollers can catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studio buildings. The fare is $5.00 for an entire day—hop on and off and visit all of the studios. Trolley drivers provide narrative history of the River District during rides.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    Victory Party at the Orange Peel- Asheville

    Victory Party for Asheville's Beer Win
    June 26 Asheville at the Orange Peel. Help Asheville celebrate its East Coast Beer City USA title with victory party at the Orange Peel. The Beer City Bash—sponsored by Bruisin’ Ales, The Orange Peel and Mountain Xpress—kicks off at 8 p.m. All beer served at the event will be locally brewed.Tickets are $10 per person (ages 21 and older). Admission includes two nine-ounce craft beers, a raffle ticket for door.

    June Special at The Biltmore House and Gardens

    Stay Two Nights & Get Third Free - 3-night packages start at $209 per night - Available for arrival on: June 28-30

    Monday, June 8, 2009

    Kids Camp 2009 in the Odyssey Center

    KIDS CAMP 2009 Odyssey will offer eighteen week long pottery camps for kids.
    Visit: for dates and times.
    River Arts District
    238 Clingman Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Contact: odyssey@highwaterclays.com

    We Have a Winner! French Broad River Raffle

    June RiverLink and Asheville Adventure Guide are pleased to announce the winner of the June prize package for the Save the French Broad River Raffle is Sharon Fahrer of Asheville. Sharon and her husband Vic, both long time RiverLink supporters and volunteers, will enjoy the great prizes in the June package including Asheville Outdoor Center river trip for 2, Climbmax Bouldering Packages and gift cards to Black Dome and Second Gear outfitters. RiverLink is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental donate image revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to work, live and play. http://www.riverlink.org/

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    Doll Maker Charlie Patricolo at Grovewood-Free

    June 20-21 Asheville, Grovewood Gallery.
    Long time doll maker, Charlie Patricolo, will be at Grovewood Gallery demonstrating her techniques on dolls in various stages of completion. Have a chance to meet Charlie, ask questions about her work, and be inspired by her wonderful creations.
    111 Grovewood Rd. Asheville, NC
    Call 828-253-7651

    Fly Rod Blow-out Sale

    Curtis Wright Outfitters now offers a full line of fly fishing products for sale online.
    Visit our online store at http://www.fly-fishingreport.com/shoppingcart/index.php

    Friday, June 5, 2009

    Fly Fishing School

    June 13 Asheville, Curtis Wright Outfitters.
    These Fly Fishing Schools provide classroom and outdoor based sessions focusing on; *an overview of fly fishing equipment,*trout species,*habitat, *entomology,*knot tying,
    *reading the water, *an introduction to fly tying session,
    *casting instruction, and an *on-stream fly fishing session
    Call 877-450-3474
    Email CurtisWrightOutfitters@gmail.com

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    Wine Tasting this Saturday at Hops & Vines

    June 6 from 3-6pm Asheville, Hops & Vines. Spanish Reds!
    797 Haywood Rd

    2nd Annual Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake

    2nd Annual Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake Jun 13, 2009

    Time: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Cost is $55 before 6/1/09; $65 after
    Race is part of Try Sports Development Series produced by Set Up Events. Race cap is 350 participants

    Biltmore Lake
    80 Lake Drive
    Biltmore Lake , NC 28715

    Architect Fredrick law Olmsted Exhibit in Waynesville

    “Biltmore Plus: Interpretations of Frederick Law Olmsted works - in Waynesville NC
    June 16- July 25 Waynesville, Gallery 86. The “Biltmore Plus” exhibition features works that were inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape architecture. Known for his design of the beautiful gardens and grounds at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, the focus of the body of work in “Biltmore Plus.”
    Haywood County Arts Council's Gallery
    86 N. Main St.
    Waynesiville, NC

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus Performs

    June 14th 3:00 Asheville Community Theatre
    Tickets may be purchased in advance online, over the phone by calling 828-254-1320 or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office
    35 E. Walnut in downtown Asheville.

    For Sale 2/1 Peaceful Cottage in Asheville

    A 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement, new roof, new deck, and refinished hardwood floors. Small creek in front yard with lots of nature around. MLS# 432031
    Kermit Sprinkles, Mountain Sunshine Realty.
    Contact: kermitsprinkles@bellsouth.net
    Cell(828) 712-8632

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Keowee Chamber Music Festival Festival June 9-21

    June 9 - 21: Festival opens with an Open Rehearsal: June 9, 2pm, Reuter Center, UNC-Asheville. Free Admission.
    Concert: Sunday June 14, 3:00 pm First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. $15 or 2 for $25, members of venue churches $10, students free.

    Star Gazing Locations in Asheville

    Clear skies and warm summer night set the stage for mountain star gazing. The rural areas surrounding Asheville NC and the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway are ideal spots to escape the city lights and admire the heavens.

    Some of the prime public locations are:
    -Craggy Gardens picnic area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 364.4.
    -Mount Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 407.0.
    -Milepost 377.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway that turns onto NC 694. Go to Town Mountain Road, which overlooks downtown Asheville.

    Monday, June 1, 2009

    Downtown Shindig on the Green dates

    Shindig on the Green 2009
    Downtown Asheville at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 7-10 PM (Free Admission)
    July 4, 11, 18
    August 8, 15, 22, 29
    September 5

    Music at Grey Eagle in June

    June 3 Josh Phillips Folk Festival w/Paleface & Now You See Them 9pm. $8 advance/$10 day of show

    June 4 Chuck Mead & Amy LaVere 8:30pm. $12 advance/$14 day of show

    June 5 The Whappers & Wooden Toothe 9pm. $6 at the door

    June 7 Asheville Sound Swap vol. III 11am - 5pm. $FREE!

    Grey Eagle 185 Clingman Ave 828-232- 5800
    Call-in tickets: 800-594-TIXX (8499)

    Center City Art Walk

    June 5 The Asheville Downtown Gallery Association has Twenty-four downtown galleries for you to visit that are listed on the Downtown Gallery Guide with a map to help you along the way at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place. http://www.ashevilledowntowngalleries.org/