Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nagata Shachu Percussion Ensemble September 30th

Sept 30th Nagata Shachu: Authentic Japanese taiko percussion ensemble (taiko translates as “great or wide drum” in Japanese)
Time: 8:00PM -09:30 PM
Cost: $6 students, $18 general
UNC Asheville - Lipinsky Auditorium, One University Heights
For more info call Tracie Pouliot 828.251.6991

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Red Wolf Habitat Opens in October- WNC Nature Center

Grand Opening of the New Red Wolf Run Habitat
Time/Place: Oct 3, 10:15AM, WNC Nature Center, Asheville NC
With the opening of the Nature Center's Red Wolf Habitat it becomes one of only 40 red wolf captive breeding sites nationwide. Members only Special event from 9AM-10AM, requires RSVP.
Contact: josie@wildwnc.org
Website: http://www.wildwnc.org/

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sept 26th Meet Award-Winning Metal Sculptor Dale Rogers

News Event: Sculptor Dale Rogers at Grovewood
Sept 26, 3PM-6PM, The Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC
Spend the afternoon surrounded by art and learn about Dale Roger's creative process and inspiration. New outdoor sculptures by Dale will be on display and available for sale. Dale works with a variety of metals which include stainless steel, rusted steel, aluminum and stone. Each piece is designed and handcrafted in his studio in Massachusetts.
Contact: 828-253-7651
Website: http://grovewood.com/

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oktoberfest at Hops & Vines

Sept 25, 4PM-7PM, Hops & Vines in Asheville
Taste some of the best craft Oktoberfest beer made in the U.S. Why Oktoberfest beer in the middle of September? Most of the craft breweries release their Oktoberfest beers in late August, early September. Some of our best selling Oktoberfest beers this year are already out of stock for the year.
Contact: 828-252-5275
Website: http://www.hopsandvines.net/

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Salute to Great American Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sept 25-27th A Salute to F Scott Fitzgerald.
In 1935 and 1936, Fitzgerald came to The Grove Park Inn for rest and relaxation while his wife, Zelda, was treated in a nearby hospital. Each year, we salute Fitzgerald, his accomplishments and his association with The Grove Park Inn near the anniversary of his birth in September. On this special tribute weekend, we invite you to step back in time with us, as we experience the music, history and literature of a great American writer – and one of our favorite guests – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville NC

Celebrate Southern Appalachian Traditions and Crafts

September 26-27 at The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville NC
The North Carolina Arboretum celebrates Southern Appalachian traditions during Heritage Crafts Weekend. The event, now in its fourth year, features craft demonstrations, plant sales and musical performances in the Heritage Garden, Baker Exhibit Center and Education Center.
Contact: (828) 665-2492
Website: http://www.ncarboretum.org/

Monday, September 21, 2009

Honda Goldwing Rally at the WNC Agricultural Center- Fletcher

September 24-26 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher NC on the outskirts of Asheville. The North Carolina District Gold Wing Riders Association's renowned "Wings Over the Smokies - Honda Gold Wing Rally draws over 5,000 people and more than 100 vendors that cater to motorcyclists. The event draws riders and exhibitors from across the country. Come for the Gold Wing fellowship and also experience some of the best and most beautiful scenic rides you'll ever find.
Contact: (336) 254-2542
Website: http://www.gwrranc.org/

9th Annual Benefit Concert

September 27 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville NC. The Asheville Area Piano Forem presents an Extravaganza Celebrating the Piano with 26 top performers playing classical music and jazz. Including music by Gershwin, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and other classics. Proceeds benefit the educational and charitable activities of the Asheville Area Piano Forum (501C3), including Student Assistance Awards.
Contact: 828-257-4530
Website: http://www.dwtheatre.com

Sunday, September 20, 2009

UNC Asheville's Craft Campus offers Meet the Maker Series

"Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople" is a year-long series focusing on meaningful conversations with individual craftspeople, artists and designers. The goal of the series is to link the conversations with the "Makers" to the life of the viewer/user of contemporary craft. September schedule includes:
Sept. 29 William Schaaf, painter/sculptor, 12:30pm in Owen Hall 237, UNC Asheville campus (FREE)
Sept. 30 Craft In America pre-screening with NC potter Mark Hewitt, 7pm at the Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville ($10/adults; $3/students; children under 12 free)
Contact: 828-250-2392
Website: http://www.unca.edu/craftcampus/mtm.htm

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vounteers needed for Hey Day

The annual Hey Day Program will be held this year on October 10. The Friends of the WNC Nature Center are calling for volunteers for the following: baked goods donations the day before, volunteers to run the cake walk and volunteers to hand out flyers at the soccer field that morning. A wonderful way to to spend the day and help the Western North Carolina Nature Center!
Contact: A.Mainhart at  298-5600, ext 319 or by email membership@wildwnc.org
Website: http://www.wildwnc.org

Asheville Wine Consulting presents: Wine 101

September 27 from 5-7:30pm at Hops & Vines in Asheville NC. This class is the answer to all the boring 101 wine classes out there! Discover a new way to experience wine! Tickets are $25/person and includes tasting of 8 wines, light nibbles, maps, tasting sheets and more!
Website: http://www.AshevilleWineConsulting.com

Discounts at Enter the Earth in Asheville's Grove Arcade

Asheville Shopping News: Enter The Earth is a rock, mineral, and fossil lover's dream come true! Located in Suite 125 of The Grove Arcade in Asheville NC, the shop specializes in museum and first-rate quality gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry and unique gifts from around the world. Enter The Earth is currently having a sale on select items. Visit the store to take advantage of clear Quartz at 20% off, obelisk-shaped salt lamps at 25% off, all vases at 10% off and "framed" ammonites at 25% off.

Numerous other fascinating specimens, functional earthy home decor and pieces for collectors create a unique shopping and learning experience.
Website: http:// www.entertheearth.com.

Friday, September 18, 2009

News from the Grove Arcade- Birdwatcher Alert

They're back... The annual migration of the Chimney Swifts has begun. Each year the birds migrate during September and October and stop by Asheville to enjoy their preferred temperature range, 50-70 degrees. Attracted to the large chimney on the fifth floor of the Grove Arcade. Last weekend between 500 and 1,000 were spotted on the Arcade's roof at sunset making their dive into the chimney. They circle the chimney before coming to roost creating quite a show for sidewalk spectators.
Website: http://www.grovearcade.com/

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Week-long "Food toTable Festival" at The Biltmore

September 20-27 at the Biltmore in Asheville NC. Biltmore's Field to Table Festival explores the combination of culinary sophistication with the goodness of the estate's farm everyday bounty providing an environment of creativity and discovery using daily fresh produce. This year's Festival also highlights Mr. Vanderbilt's love of wine and collecting wine during his travels. Guest chefs and speakers will demonstrate how, with a little imagination and common ingredients, an everyday meal can become something truly extraordinary. Free with Admission to the Estate.
Contact:  (828) 225-1333
Website: http://www.biltmore.com/

Square Dance and Potluck at The Lord's Acre Community Faith Garden

September 19 from 5:00PM-10:30PM at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 74A, Fairview NC enjoy an evening of fun and frolic while raising money for The Lord's Acre Community Faith Garden. The Lord's Acre is a community garden in Fairview North Carolina that raises organic produce to supply local food banks. The mission is to provide free, healthy and organic produce to those who may not be able to afford to purchase these items. Suggested donation is 20.00/family and 10.00/single. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. And wear your dancing shoes!!!!
Contact:  828-628-2329
Website:  http://www.thelordsacre.org/

Take the Headaches out of Sculpting the Head

September 19 from 10AM-1:00PM at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, 238 Clingman Ave. Asheville NC. Come see figurative sculptor Melisa Cadell demo her techniques for modeling a lifesize head focusing on proportion and features that convey emotion. Surface design and metal inlay will be discussed. Cost: $40
Contact: 828.285.0210
Website:  http://www.highwaterclays.com/

Western NC Run/Walk for Autism in Asheville

September 19 from 9AM-noon at Carrier Park, Asheville NC. Proceeds from this community wide Run/Walk go to the Autism Society of North Carolina, which provides support and promotes opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families all across our state. This event will be timed and will include competitive and non-competitive 5k, as well as a 1 mile run/walk.
Contact: 1-800-442-2762, ext.32
Website: http://www.autismsociety-nc.org

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Downtown After 5 September 18th

September 18th Downtown after 5. Lineup Vertigo Jazz Project The Bridge Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Music from 5:15pm till 9pm.

Third Annual Art in Autumn in Weaverville

September 19 from 10AM-5PM on Main Street in Weaverville NC. Over one hundred juried artists and craftspeople will participate in the 3rd Annual Art in Autumn. The music stage will feature old-time and bluegrass music. In addition to festival food vendors, area restaurants such as Blue Mountain Pizza, Well-Bred Bakery, Mike's Main Street Grill, and Sunnyside Cafe will be open during the festival.
Website: http://www.artinautumn.com

Annual Brewgrass Festival This Weekend

September 19 from noon to 7PM at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Asheville NC. The Festival features over 30 American breweries to showcase more than 100 different beers and a great lineup of national and regional bluegrass musicians. Also included are a variety of area food vendors and plenty of water. Put all these things together and you have the ingredients for the perfect beer day.
Website: http://www.Brewgrassfestival.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last 2009 Downtown After Five in Asheville

September 18 from 5:15 PM-9:00 PM in downtown Asheville. Produced by the Asheville Downtown Association, Downtown After 5 is celebrating its 21st year. The concert series is the 3rd Friday of the month May through September on North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. Downtown After 5 is committed to reducing its carbon footprint featuring biodegradable food and beverage containers, compost and recycling stations, a solar-powered stage and complimentary bike corral.
Contact:  828-251-9973

"Paws & Effect" at Malaprop's

September 17 from 7PM-8:15PM at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville NC. Author Sharon Sakson will read from and sign copies of her book, Paws & Effect, which explores the healing power of dogs and the powerful bonds between human and canine. Thoroughly researched and well-presented, Paws & Effect presents moving stories of astonishing dogs from around the world, from cancer-sniffing canines to the brave service dogs in Iraq.
Contact:  828-254-6734
Website:  http://www.malaprops.com

Monday, September 14, 2009

Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center

September 19-20 from 10AM-5PM at The Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville NC. The 29th Annual Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center is a two-day celebration of traditional crafts, music and storytelling featuring the World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition at 2pm on Saturday. Learn from area experts about beekeeping, canning and preserving, coopering, heritage toy making, blacksmithing, natural dyeing, spinning, quilting, whittling, basket weaving and folk pottery. Musical entertainment will include the polished sounds of Buncombe Turnpike as well as Blue Eyed Girl. The Apple Chill Cloggers will thrill the audience with traditional mountain dancing.
Contact: 828-298-7928
Website: http://southernhighlandguild.org/

Apple Pickin' Time and Apple Cookin' Time

September 14 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at Earth Fare, 1856 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC . Join Certified Health Counselors, Wendy Tran and Penina Bareket and learn how to make those beautiful local apples a healthy showstopper at your next dinner party. On the menu: pork tenderloin medallions with apple–raisin chutney, wilted greens, vegan cornbread, and an apple walnut crisp for dessert. Classes are approximately 90 minutes and include hearty samplings. Seats are limited, to reserve your spot call Janice at 828-210-0100.
Contact: 828-335-0509
Website:  http://www.wendytran.com/

Biltmore's Field to Table Festival

September 20-27 at The Biltmore in Asheville. Biltmore's Field to Table Festival explores the transformation of humble Appalachian ingredients into fare fit for the Vanderbilts' table. The mingling of sophistication and the goodness of estate farms everyday bounty would have created an environment of culinary creativity and discovery, using fresh produce brought in that day. This year's also highlights Mr. Vanderbilt's love of wine and collecting wine during his travels. Guest chefs and speakers will demonstrate how, with a little imagination and common ingredients, an everyday meal can become something truly extraordinary.
Contact:  (828) 225-1333
Website: http://www.biltmore.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sit and Knit Fridays at Asheville NC Homecrafts

Asheville NC Homecrafts is currently offering 40% off selected yarns. Owners Judy and Marie stock beautiful handmade objects created by local artists as well as hand-dyed yarns is a rainbow of colors. The store functions as a hub of activity for a thriving community of gifted fiber artists who live in the mountains around Asheville. When you visit the shop, you may very well see some of them at work - especially if you time your visit to coincide with the weekly Sit & Knit that takes place Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00. You can choose from the handiwork of over 70 local artisans or buy supplies to create fiber arts yourself! Homecrafts is located in Suite 134 in the Grove Arcade.
Contact: 828-350-7556
Website: Http://www.ashevillehomecrafts.com.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Carolinas Dahlia Society Annual Show and Garden Harvest Festival

September 12-13 at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville NC. Hundreds of dahlia blooms in magnificent colors and multi-bloom varieties bouquets are on display at the NC Arboretum. Enjoy demonstrations, walks and family activities.
Contact: 828) 665-2492
Website: http://www.ncarboretum.org/

Organicfest on Battery Park Avenue in Asheville

September 13 from 10:00 AM-06:00 PM in downtown Asheville NC. Free and Fun - what could be better than that? Celebrating everything organic! Live Music, Organic Food & Fun, 80+ Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Kids Garden Parade.
Contact:  828-253-2267
Website:  http://www.organicfest.org/

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wine Tasting this Saturday at Hops & Vines

September 12 from 3PM-6PM at Hops & Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100, West Asheville NC. Sample wines from the "old World":
Domaine du Couron Viognier, Cotes du Rhone, France -Perfumed aromatics, ripe fruit and firm acidity are perfectly balanced in this delightful end of summer white!Campos de Luz Old Vine
Garnacha, Carinena, Spain - The garnacha grape, much like its tempranillo counterpart, can be expressed in a myriad different ways. Delightful wine for 10 bucks!
Vecchia Torre Primitivo, Salento, Italy - One of our favorite wines in the shop, this primitivo is sure to please every red wine lover!
Contact: 828-252-5275
Website: http://www.hopsandvines.net

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hopping Good Family Fun on the Parkway

September 12 from 1:00 PM-04:00 PM at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384, Asheville  NC bring the kids for an afternoon of Park fun. Read-a-Roo, UNC-TVs book-loving marsupial, will be on hand to greet children and their families. The afternoon will include story time at 1 pm; screening of the new Ken Burns' film "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm; and short Ranger-led hikes at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 pm.
Contact: 298-5330, ext. 304

Garden Stroll in West Asheville Includes 18 Gardens

September 12 from 11Am-4PM take a stroll in the much loved gardens of West Asheville.  These gardens will emphasize sustainability in urban gardening, networking among neighbors, and are an inspiration for those who join us on the stroll. Among the 18 gardens are the Burton Community Center garden, the Vance School garden, as well as the gardens West Asheville businesses. These gardens include neighborhoods across the length of Haywood Road and will be offered as four distinct, walkable areas, each with its own centralized parking.The event is free.
Contact: 828 665-2492
Website:  http://www.NCarboretum.org

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show in Asheville

September 12 - 13 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at The Asheville Civic Center, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville  NCenjoy 2 days of fun-filled bead shopping! Find row after row of colorful gemstone beads, crystals, pearls, hand-made glass beads, and unique beads and clasps not found elsewhere. From professional designers to beginning beaders there's something for everyone. Exhibitors offer both wholesale and retail. Talk to other beaders to find out what's new in beading. Customers at the show can enter to win door prizes.
Contact: 888-729-6904
Website: http://www.beadshows.com

10th Anniversary of the Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon & 5K run-walk

September 12 from 7:30 AM-11:00 AM at the Asheville Citizen-Times Building, 14 O. Henry Street, Asheville  NC join the 10th Asheville Citizen-Times event for athletes of all abilities with challenging and fun courses. The dual event attracts runners from Asheville, Western North Carolina and the Southeast. The event has been voted as "one of the top best half marathons in the Southeast" by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, this is an event for athletes of all abilities with challenging and fun courses. With the allure of beautiful Asheville's shopping, dining and outdoor attractions, it's not just a race. It's a race in Asheville!
Contact: 828-400-5868
Website: http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=LIVINGWELL06

Author Josh Weil Presents His New Book, The New Valley

September 11 at 7PM-8:15PM at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville NC.  Fulbright-winning author Josh Weil presents The New Valley, a collection of linked novellas about the relationships of 3 very different protagonists who forge new lives for themselves in the rugged hill country of the Virginias. The New Valley has received critical praise from noted authors Tim O’Brien and Jim Harrisson and is an Editor’s Choice of The New York Times Book Review. Weil, a native of Virginia, is the recipient of numerous fellowships and a frequent contributor to The New York Times.
Contact: 828-254-6734
Website:  http://www.malaprops.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Mascara Tour This Thursday 6:30

The Mascara Tour is a four member female acoustic tour coming to Asheville. Folk, Jazz, Country, and Pop. They hale from Nashville, TN. Treva Blomquist, Rachel Pearl, Morgan Bracy, and Roxie Randle.

Dianne Wortham Theatre Presents Singer-Songwriter Justin David

September 11 at 8PM the Dianne Wortham Theatre kicks off the season with singer-songwriter Justin David. After touring with legendary Grammy winner and Hall of Famer Roy Clark for several years, Justin David is now on tour with his own band and creating a buzz in the industry as the "one to watch." His sizzling sound is contemporary country, acoustic, and Americana music all rolled into one as David deftly plays guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. The Dianne Wortham Theatre is located at 2 South Pack Square.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vic Chesnutt Performs September 10th

September 10 8PM at Grey Eagle Music Hall, Asheville NC. Vic Chesnutt is the real deal, a man who lives for music and who has tirelessly deployed his impish, surly, witty, unflinching perspective in hundreds of songs featuring brilliantly unique wordsmithery and a profound playfulness that thumbs its nose at a life of seriously hard knocks. Vic's prolific writing - chock of full of real irony, wonderful turns of phrase, humor, rage and tenderness, brutal literalism and ornate observation - constitutes a truly original voice and reflects a truly indomitable spirit. http://greyeagle.musictoday.com

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Santé Wine Bar Hosts Flight Night- The Grove Arcade

September 10 at 7PM at the Sante' Wine Bar, The Grove Arcade, One Page Avenur, Asheville NC. Flight Night features wines from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Devon Price of Bordeaux Fine and Rare will lead the Flight. Seating is limited; call or email info@santewinebar.com today to get your name on a stool. The price for the three pours is $15 plus there will be surprise 4th pour for free. http://www.santewinebar.com/

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Big Butte Smoked Ported Winner of the 2nd Annual Highland Cup Makes it's Debut.

September 8 from 5PM until the keg is empty at Hops & Vines, 797 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC. Special release party for the Big Butte Smoked Ported winner of the 2nd annual Highland Cup will. Samples will be generous and we will have the beer for sale in 22oz bottles.  http://www.hopsandvines.net

Wine Tasting Tonight at Hops & Vines

September 5 from 3PM-6PM at Hops & Wines, 797 Haywood Road, Asheville NC. Wines off the beaten Path: Take a detour from the traditional likes of Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and discover some new favorites!  Fred Loimer Gruner Veltliner, Austria- The national grape of Austria, gruner veltliner can be vinified in many different styles. DeBortoli Petit Verdot, Australia – A traditional minor grape in Bordeaux, petit verdot takes on an entirely new incarnation as the leading role in this wine. Ajello Majus Nero d’Avola, Italy – Often called Italy’s answer to syrah, nero d’avola is grown almost exclusively on the island of Sicily

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 7-9th Asheville Quilt Show

September 7-9th Asheville Quilt Show The North Carolina Arboretum hosts the Asheville Quilt Show, a judged event featuring more than 200 quilts of exceptional craftsmanship from across the U.S. The three-day show offers live demonstrations, a merchant’s mall, opportunity quilt, silent auction, and more!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Mascara Tour September 10th

September 10th Mascara Tour. It's a four member female acoustic tour coming to Asheville. Folk, Jazz, Country, and Pop. They hale from Nashville, TN. Treva Blomquist, Rachel Pearl, Morgan Bracy, and Roxie Randle.

Serene Cabin Rental near Asheville

HERON CABIN 2+ bedrooms, 1 bath. quaint cabin in sanctuary-like setting creeks, massage, trails, gazebo, adjoining unit available -both units $175 nt. $95 per night, $570 per week.

You can rent one side or both for a week or a month. The sides are totally separate, no facilities shared. From the porch you can see and hear a wide range of birds. There are meadows and organic gardens, with an abundance of native trees. Less than a mile away is a river park to kayak. Hiking to see wildflowers is as close as the front door. It is a place of creativity and/or meditation.

FREE Beer Tasting at Hops and Vines

September 4 from 4PM-7PM at Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC. Stoudt’s Brewing Company has grown and evolved from a small brewery with limited draught distribution to a packaging regional microbrewery with distribution in 10 different states, producing over 10,000 barrels a year. Stoudt's brewing is one of the bestselling and best quality lines of beer we sell at Hops & Vines, if you haven't tried them yet don't miss this week's beer tasting! American Pale Ale, Gold Lager, Scarlet Lady ESB and Pilsner. http://www.hopsandvines.net/

"Liver for the River" Campaign launched

Riverlink, a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to work, live and play has begun a new fund-raiser and awareness campagin. Starting September 1st RiverLink is working with Sweetwater Brewery to Save the French Broad. Dozens of bars, restaurants and businesses are selling paper fish and t shirts that say "I gave of my liver to save the river." This campaign is designed to raise awareness about the health of the French Broad River and to raise money so RiverLink can continue to build parks, greenways, conduct water quality monitoring, and stream cleanups.

Pick up a fish and shirt at one of these participating businesses: Mezza Luna, Hannah Flanagans, Scully's, Carolina Cinema, Westville Pub, Greenlife, Nantahala, Outdoor Center, Wild Wing Cafe, Spa Theology, Square 1 Bistro,Asheville Yacht Club, Bier Garden, Brixx Pizza, Mellow Mushroom - Asheville, Little River Tavern - Saluda
Never Blue, Orange Peel, Grove Corner Market, Diggable Pizza, Universal Joint, Northside Bar and Grill, Cinebarre, Cats and Dog, Weinhauss, Beef o Bradys - Hendersonville, Burgermeisters, and Lobster Trap. 

September 6th Lexington Ave. Arts and Fun Festival

Asheville Art Festival September 6th: Three blocks of downtown will be lined with all local art, food, beer and street performers. Three stages and two courtyards of music and performance.
N. Lexington Ave, Downtown.
11am to 10pm. Free

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Slow Food Asheville throws a Pot Luck

September 7 from 5PM-7PM, Carrier Park, 219 Amboy Road, Asheville NC. Asheville will be one of more than 200 communities hosting “Eat-Ins“ on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009. Asheville’s Eat-In will be at Carrier Park Picnic Shelter, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. This is a grassroots effort to provide area citizens with information about school lunches – the progress being made by programs like Farm to School and what is needed to provide our community’s children with real food: food that tastes good, is good for them, is good for the people who grow and prepare it, and is good for the planet. http://www.slowfoodasheville.org/Events.htm

A reading from Southern Appalachian Poetry at Malaprope's

September 6 from 3PM-4:15 at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville NC. An Anthology of Works by 37 Poets edited by Marita Garin. This collection of 225 poems includes both well-known, established poets (James Still, Robert Morgan, Fred Chappell, Louise McNeill) and newer voices which have carved out a literary reputation in recent years (Kay Byer, Ron Rash, Irene McKinney, and Michael McFee, to name a few). For details: http://www.malaprops.com

Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival

September 6 from 11AM-10PM, Lexington Ave, Downtown Asheville, Asheville NC. The Lexington Avenue Arts adn Fun Festival is a fantastically fabulous, freaky jam-packed day showcasing the many diverse talents that Asheville has to offer. Three blocks of downtown will be lined with all local art, food, beer and street performers. Three stages and two courtyards of music and performance.

First Friday at The Grove Arcade

September 5 from 5PM-8PM at Asheville's historic Grove Arcade. A family-friendly evening featuring fun music and fabulous food and drinks. This Friday the crowd will be dancing to the sounds of K.T. and the SomeTime band. Grab your friends and head downtown to enjoy a great community event and support local businesses. A $1 donation per person is suggested. http://www.grovearcade.com/

English Band Ozric Tentacles Sept 5-6th

The Ozric Tentacles, known as the Orzics, are an instrumental band from Somerset, England, whose music can loosely be described as psychedelic. Formed in 1984, the band has released 29 albums. They will be preforming at The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC. http://theorangepeel.net/

Plant Walk With Master Herbalist CoreyPine Shane and AyurvedicPpractitioner Joseph Immel

September 5th Join master herbalist CoreyPine Shane and Ayurvedic practitioner Joseph Immel on a plant walk as you directly experience medicine using the perspectives of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and the five senses. Includes a morning walk in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, a lunchtime discussion circle, a presentation on the Ayurvedic and Chinese energetics of herbs, and to sample plants and experience, organ by organ, how they interact with your body.
To register, enter the amount you'd like to contribute using the link below. Or, if you unfamiliar with paying online call (828) 348-4880 http://www.joyfulbelly.com/recipology/account/payment.php FLYER: http://www.joyfulbelly.com/AYUCHISIGN.pdf

HOSTED BY http://www.blueridgeschool.org AND http://www.joyfulbelly.com

*Bring your own lunch.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ayurveda & Chinese Plant Walk at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville

September 5 from 10AM-4PM at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville NC. Join master herbalist CoreyPine Shane and Ayurvedic practitioner Joseph Immel on a plant walk as you directly experience medicine using the perspectives of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and the five senses. Includes a morning walk in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, a lunchtime discussion circle, a presentation on the Ayurvedic and Chinese energetics of herbs, and finally a chance to sample plants and experience, organ by organ, how they interact with your body. For details or to register visit http://www.joyfulbelly.com or http://www.blueridgeschool.org

Labor Day Beach Music Weekend at The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

September 4-7 at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville NC. Summer is ending, but the fun is just beginning at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa’s annual “Beach Music Bash.” Resort guests will enjoy complimentary tickets to 2 nights of beach music & dancing with the Chairmen of The Board and The Fabulous Kays. Enjoy the best of the beach in the coolness of the Western North Carolina mountains! Entertainment throughout the weekend includes shag dance lessons, a Coastal Seafood Buffet overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and lots of great beach music! For prices and details call 800-438-5800 http://www.groveparkinn.com

Everyone Cooks at Warren Wilson

September 3 from 5:15PM-7:15PM at Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Road off Hwy 70, Swannanoa NC. Weekly cooking classes featuring vegetarian, vegan and raw foods, favoring local, organic and wild food sources. Featuring healthy recipes, cooking tips, delicious flavors and new product tastings. Call 828-273-6542 to join us and celebrate local foods uisng classic and ethnic recipes in a warm and casual atmosphere. Ransom Service Learning Center with Michael Gentry, The Sustainable Gourmet.

September 1st Author Keith Donnelly Book Signing

September 1st. Tennessee author Keith Donnelly will sign copies of his new book, Three Days Dead- the latest addition to the Donald Youngblood mystery series.
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café 55 Haywood St.