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Aug
26
Wed
2015
UNCA: LSAT Prep Course
Aug 26 – Sep 30 all-day

Registration is now open for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville’s Office of Professional Education. Classes will meet on the university’s campus beginning August 26.

The LSAT prep course will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. for six weeks, August 26 – September 30. Students will learn test-taking strategies and work with test-simulation exercises covering analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing.

The LSAT is required for admission to all Law School Admission Council member law schools. The national 2015 test dates for the LSAT are October 3 and December 5.

Cost for the course is $450, which includes textbooks, practice tests and a CD. For more information contact Nancy Williams at 828.250.2353 or [email protected] Additional information, including a printable registration form, is available at agc.unca.edu/lsat.

Sep
1
Tue
2015
Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Sep 1 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Sep 1 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam

11PM 21+ Free show Every Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall. This weekly jam is an amazing opportunity for musicians

to network while refining their musical chops, and for the people who support our scene to shake

their hips to the best funk around!

FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightFunkJam

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Sep 1 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam

11PM 21+ Free show Every Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall. This weekly jam is an amazing opportunity for musicians

to network while refining their musical chops, and for the people who support our scene to shake

their hips to the best funk around!

FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightFunkJam

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Sep
2
Wed
2015
Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Sep 2 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, late April thru the end of October. Our winter market operates through the end of November.(Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken & quail), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, ironwork, birdhouses & feeders, and other heritage items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Please join us at this very special community place!

For information, contact Carol James at (828)280-1381.

Our market season is from April 25, 2015 to November 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon

250 Pigeon St.

Waynesville, North Carolina

828-280-1381
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market

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Waynesville’s longest running tailgate market. We are starting our 31st year with a lifetime of farming and gardening experience. We are strong promoters of farms in Haywood county with all our produce grown in Haywood County. We are a grower run market. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey, and nursery stock. Watch for special events throughout the season, including cooking demonstrations, Watermelon Day, and cash giveaways! The market is easily accessible with plenty of parking.

Our market season is from May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Asheville City Market South
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Asheville City Market South

South Asheville’s producer-only market featuring local food from local farmers including farm-fresh produce, grass fed beef, pastured pork, free range chicken, eggs, delicious pastries, gourmet artisan and farmstead cheeses, handmade pasta, and pre-made French specialties, as well as natural body care products, artisan art & crafts, nursery plants, mountain herbs, and cut flowers.

 

Our market season is from April 1, 2015 to October 28, 2015.

  • Wednesdays
  • 12pm — 4pm

 

Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park Town Square

Asheville, North Carolina

828-348-0340

www.asapconnections.org/citymarket.html

[email protected]

French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
River Arts District Farmers Market
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

River Arts District Farmers Market

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Come shop this plentiful, local producer market for the best selection of fruits & vegetables, flowers, bread, pastries, meats, goat cheese, eggs, roasted nuts, chocolate, coffee, gelato, preserves, soaps, personal care products, jewelry & more. Enjoy a family-friendly environment with kid activities, live music and local brews on tap! Ask about the ‘Bike to Market’ incentive program and EBT/SNAP status.

Our market season is from May 6, 2015 to November 25, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    2pm — 6pm
Spruce Pine Farmers Market
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spruce Pine Farmers Market

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We have vendors from Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. Organic and naturally grown produce, fresh eggs, artisan breads, baked goods, honey, jams, goat cheeses, mushrooms, grassfed beef, pasture-raised chicken, artisan crafts, handmade baskets, herbal bath products, herbal salves and more can all be found at our market.

Our market season is from May 6, 2015 to October 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    2pm — 5pm
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Sep 2 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market

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Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm. We offer a great selection of fresh, locally grown produce, farm-raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and eggs, farmstead, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, seafood, eclectic handmade goodies ( dog treats, jewelry, hand knitted creations, etc.),and garden and landscaping plants. Open April-October. We now have vendors inside the community center as well as outside in the parking lot. Visit our website for weekly market updates: www.weavervilletailgate.org

Our market season is from April 8, 2015 to October 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    2:30pm — 6:30pm
Asheville Art Museum : Free Admission Wednesday Afternoon
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Asheville Art Museum :

Free Admission Wednesday Afternoon

 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum offers free admission from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This is a great way to experience the exhibitions and explore the galleries!

 

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

East Asheville Tailgate Market
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market

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Fridays 3-6 pm. We offer our customers an array of fresh locally grown produce, plant starts, fresh eggs, pastured meats, delicious honey, jams and baked goods, as well as hand made crafts and jewelry. We are located in the Groce Methodist Church parking lot on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Our market season is from May 1, 2015 to September 25, 2015.

  • Friday
    3pm — 6pm
ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

Tuesday
7:30 PM
FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Adam Masters and Friends 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.
Doors open 5:00 PM
– All Ages Show –

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Highland Brewing Company :

Woody Wood Wednesdays

Location:Highland Brewing Tasting Room
When:Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tasting Room Hours:Open 4:00-8:00PM; Music 5:30-7:30PM (FREE)
Music Style:Rock/Soul/Funky Mountain Rock
Food Truck:Avery’s Hot Dogs

Woody Wood plays an acoustic show live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn’t take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.

One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.

Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-3370

http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

Sep
3
Thu
2015
Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Sep 3 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Opportunity House : Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
This program activates all 5 functions of the brain and addresses the 21 primary physical skills necessary for lifelong optimal function. It is all done sitting down in a chair! Meets for eight weeks. This class is on-going, you may sign up at any time.

Instructor: Denise Medved
Tuesdays, 2-2:45pm & Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
Cost: Silver Sneakers programs are covered in most cases for adults over 65 by their Medicare Supplement Insurance. We ask that you be a current member of Opportunity House. All others there is a $10 per class fee.

Flat Rock Farmers Market
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Flat Rock Farmers Market

482Now in our 9th year!!! The Flat Rock Farmer’s Market (formerly Tailgate Market) invites you to shop Historic Flat Rock!

All the local & organic fresh foods, baked goods seafood and meats of a Farmers Market …AND entertainment, wine tastings education and more !

Now in our 9th season, you will find fresh produce of the highest quality that is home grown predominantly by organic, chemical free and/or sustainable agricultural practices.

Also fresh seafood, grassfed beef, pork and lamb, handcrafted cheeses, artisan baked goods, free range chicken and eggs, local wine, fruits and berries, herbs, fresh cut and dried flowers, wild and cultivated mushrooms, jelly, jams and relishes, annual, perennial and native plants and more!

Come have fun and shop in Historic Flat Rock, Thursdays 3:00 -6:00 — rain or shine –Sponsored by the Flat Rock Merchants Association Holiday Markets- Autumn Fest 1st Thursday of Nov., Holiday Market 1st Thursday of Dec

Our market season is from May, 2015 to October 29, 2015.

  • Thursday
    3pm — 6pm

2720 Greenville Hwy.

Flat Rock, North Carolina

Oakley Farmers Market
Sep 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oakley Farmers Market

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Shop local at Asheville’s most kid friendly market! Located behind Oakley United Methodist Church, our market runs alongside a community garden in a safe parking lot away from busy roads. Let kids run around safely through the garden and enjoy activities and story time every week! Enjoy live music while you shop for local organic produce, dairy, meat, eggs, baked goods, body care products, crafts and more!

Our market season is from May 7, 2015 to September 24, 2015.

  • Thursday
    3:30pm — 6:30pm