Crafting an Identity

Monday, January 26th 2015 - All Day at HandMade in America
125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101

An exhibition featuring the work of Haywood Community College alumni, opens Monday, January 26, 2015 at Handmade in America, downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Running through Friday, April 17, 2015, an opening reception will be hosted by the artists on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6-8pm, at Handmade in America which is located at the corner of Hilliard Avenue and Church Street in downtown Asheville.
Eight recent graduates of Haywood Community College will exhibit work in four media: Crystal Allen and Trish Salmon in clay, Deanna Lynch and Rebecca Porche in fiber, Linda Azar and Becky Burnette in jewelry, and Valerie Berlage and Brandon Skupski in wood. The title of the show speaks to each artist’s journey to “craft” their own identity as an emerging artist; transitioning from student to professional.


Anam Cara Theatre Company

Friday, March 27th 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space
101 Fairview Road

Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s experimental theatre ensemble, brings you Clockwork Creep Fri 3/27 and Sat 3/28 at Toy Boat at 8pm. Original ensemble created material. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Come early for pre-show fun.


Veteran Road Tour – WEST hosted by Relay NC and Captel NC

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fun and learning experiences workshops and “one-stop shop” for resources and services are available for veterans who have a hearing loss, speech disability, brain injury or other disability. Free admission and lunch!


Asheville Music School’s Sound Effects Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm at ISIS Music Hall
743 Haywood Road

Don’t miss Asheville Music School’s Sound Effects Benefit Concert on April 9 at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall at 6pm.

Asheville Music School’s 3rd annual fundraiser features performances by student ensembles, faculty, and a special performance by local musicians River Guerguerian and Chris Rosser of the band Free Planet Radio. The event will also include high dollar raffle items and the ability to donate to help the school purchase instruments for scholarship students. The school is also holding a RAFFLE of artworks, gift certificates, tickets to LEAF, and more. Bring cash!Isis will feature a kid friendly menu that evening. A percentage of dinner sales will go to AMS. Dinner reservations recommended, with limited concert seating available. GET ALL THE DETAILS!

Buy your tickets today! $12 in advance/$15 at the door/$6 for kids 10 and under

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Smart Start of Buncombe County

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Avenue

Smart Start of Buncombe County celebrates the Week of the Young Child with KIDFEST!. Headlining is LOCAL singer-songwriter David LaMotte and his band performing songs from the beloved S.S. Bathtub album.


Ten Thousand Villages

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Ten Thousand Villages
10 College Street

Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade non-profit organization located in Downtown Asheville, will host its 5th annual Fair Trade Fashion Show and Clothing Sale on Saturday April 18th from 2-3 pm inside the store located at 10 College Street.


The Hope Chest for Women

Sunday, April 19th 2015 - 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm at 75 Academy Drive
75 Academy Drive

Conquer A Cove is our annual 5K race held in Candler, NC. All proceeds go directly to helping women in the 22 counties of Western North Carolina. Registration begins at 12:30. Race time is 2 PM.

WNC MS Walk & Wellness Fair National MS Society & WNC MS Community

Sunday, April 19th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Fletcher Community Park
85 Howard Gap Road

Western North Carolina’s only MS Walk & Wellness Fair in its 18-county region is seeking walkers to join a team, form a team or walk individually. Register now to walk! Dollars raised will support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research.
Health professionals will provide information for those with MS, their families and friends. Food trucks • Raffle • Kids’ Activities •

The Learning Community School

Friday, April 24th 2015 - All Day at Owen High School
99 Lake Eden Rd

The Learning Community School (K-8) present Mary Poppins Friday, April 24th at 6pm, Saturday, April 25th at 4pm, and Sunday, April 26th at 2pm at Owen High Schools Auditorium. Tickets are $13 for general admission and $7 for children 5 and under.


West Asheville Vance Carnival

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Vance Elementary School
98 Sulpher Springs Road

An eclectic evening of classic carnival diversions and live entertainment, games of skills,
crafts, face-painting, inflatables, and funky food trucks! Food from The Hop, Latino Heat, Appalachian Smoked BBQ, and APC Wood-Fired Pizza

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