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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/

Not Now, Darling: a vintage farce
Sep 1 all-day

August 14-30, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm
All seats: $18.00

Friday, August 14: Opening Night with Pre-Show Champagne
Saturday, August 15: Sweet Saturday with Pre-Show Chocolates
Sunday, August 16: Q&A Matinee with Post-Show Talk
Park at the Renaissance Hotel next door for $5 (they donate every cent of that back to ACT)

Take a dash of Mad Men, add a pinch of Fawlty Towers, and a generous scoop of The Benny Hill Show, and you’ve got the recipe for Not Now, Darling, our final show of the season. Not Now, Darling is a vintage farce with style to spare! Set in a fur salon in London, this comedy is chock full of mistresses, mistaken identities, and missed opportunities. Plus, we actually get to use our extensive collection of donated furs!

Not Now, Darling premiered in London in the 60s, but this is the first time ACT has mounted the show! Our production is directed by Ralph Redpath and stars Jerry Crouch, Michael Keene, Cary Nichols, Kristen Livengood, Steve Turner, Heather Ingle, Jorja Ursin, Bruce Gruber, Emily Crock, Rachel Adams and Christian Carmean.

Opportunity House : Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
Sep 1 @ 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.

White Horse : IRISH JAM followed by OPEN MIC @ White Horse
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse :

IRISH JAM 

followed by
OPEN MIC

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

TICKETS:  NO CHARGE – A FREE EVENT

Our weekly gathering of musicians playing the songs and tunes of Ireland followed by our Open Mic where all are invited to share their musical talents.  The Irish music starts at 6:30pm followed by Open Mic at 8:45pm

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

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Local grower market in the municipal parking lot with easy, accessible parking. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, hormone-free meats, plants, flowers, soaps, goat cheese, and baked goods. Cooking demos and health & wellness informational booth on Tuesdays.

Tuesday market runs May-Oct. Sat. market runs Jun.-Dec.

Tuesday Market Opens – Tuesdays, May 5 through Tuesday, December 15, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

· Saturday Market – Saturdays, June 20 through Saturday, October 31, 9:00 AM to 12 Noon

· Fall Craft Market – Tuesdays, September 8 – December 15. Open every Tuesday

· Fall Festival – Tuesday, October 27 (You are welcome to bring candy for Trick or Treating!!!)

The Market will be closed for Mountain Glory Saturday, October 10, 2015

Our market season is from May 5, 2015 to December 15, 2015.

  • Tuesday
    3pm — 6pm
  • Saturday
    9am — noonpm

West Henderson Street & Logan Street

Marion, North Carolina

828-652-2215
U.S. Cellular Center: Civic Center Commission Meeting
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm

U.S. Cellular Center:

Civic Center Commission Meeting

The U.S. Cellular Center board, officially known as the City of Asheville Civic Center Commission meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month in the banquet hall at the U.S. Cellular Center at 4:00 pm.   Public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Meeting minutes from previous meetings can be obtained by contacting Caroline Long at [email protected]

U.S. Cellular Center

87 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 259-5736

http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Home.aspx

Opportunity House : Pottery
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opportunity House : Pottery
This course will cover techniques that include slab-rolling, pinch potting, coil construction, throwing objects on the wheel,  glazing techniques with a bonus of making handles for pottery pieces.
Supplies for the class includes; clay, glazes, trimming tools, texturing tools, slab rollers, extruders and kilns.
An extensive library of  resources and instructional books are also available. Meets for 4 weeks.  This class is ongoing, you may sign up anytime.
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm          Instructor: Patrick Biggs
Cost: $60members/$70 non-members

West Asheville Tailgate Market
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

West Asheville Tailgate Market

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West Asheville is the place to shop on a Tuesday afternoon. Visit us at our location in the parking lot of the Grace Baptist Church at 718 Haywood Rd. We accept Credit/Debit + EBT Cards! With over 35 vendors, the market is abundant with an array of vegetables, flowers, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, baked goods, fish, herbs and mushrooms. There are also plant starts for gardens, crafts, canned sauces and jams, oil and vinegars, natural soaps, herbal body care and more! Grab prepared lunch or dinner or take it to go. Live music and free kid’s activities every week. And if we do not have what you need, you can surely find it somewhere on the block. The West Asheville Tailgate Market is within short walking distance of bakeries/delis, a coffee roaster, a health food store, and many restaurants. Check out our website for events and follow us on Facebook.

Our market season is from April 7, 2015 to November 24, 2015.

  • Tuesday
    3:30pm — 6:30pm
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

1209

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/