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Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Oct 25 all-day

Asheville Art Museum
Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home

Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Mary Frank: Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a reception and gallery talk on Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home. The exhibition, which runs from September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015, presents a broad survey of Frank’s work from across her long and accomplished career. The Museum is thrilled that Mary Frank will be in the gallery to give a talk as part of the opening reception.

Over the course of her career, Mary Frank has worked in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, suggesting that her primary loyalty is not to a particular way of working or to any medium, but rather to the power of direct expression and to the act of creation itself. All of this work demonstrates her use of the intuitions and improvisations that arise naturally during the creative process.

Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933 and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In the early 1950s she began carving wood sculpture, and briefly studied with Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. In 1969, she worked on large multi-part, figurative clay sculptures, drawings and monoprints, which remained the major focus of her work throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. In the 1990s, she turned to painting as her primary medium. Frank has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions over the years, including a retrospective exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings organized by the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY in 1978. Her work is in the permanent collections of several institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Art Gallery.

About the Asheville Art Museum

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at www.ashevilleart.org.

Chimney Rock Park : Naturalist Niche Series
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day


Chimney Rock Park :

Naturalist Niche Series
Dates: 2nd & 4th Sat April – November
Time: TBA
Cost:  Advance registration required.
Join an expert naturalist on our trails to learn about wild edibles, plants, wildlife, survival skills, birds, geology or other cool outdoor topics. Programs and hikes vary by date; offered on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from April-November, weather permitting.

Chimney Rock Park

431 Main St

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-9611

http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

Elida Homes Corn Maze
Oct 25 all-day

Elida Homes Corn Maze

  • Thursday 9am-4pm
  • Fridays 10am-8pm
  • Saturdays 10am-8pm
  • Sundays 10am-8pm

Eliada’s annual corn maze is a 12 acre maze with 2 longer trails, and 2 children’s trails cut out of a field of corn. Accompanying maps with check points help guide you through 4 miles of maze trails.

The two shorter trails for younger children we call ”Storybook Trails”!  These trails take you on a fun adventure as you read the stories of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Ciderella and the Little Glass Sipper!  Spookley and Ciderella merchandise are also for sale for children and families to continue to enjoy the stories and characters at home.

In addition to the corn maze, we have other fun attractions! To learn more about our attractions click here!

The event also has a large tented picnic area where you can purchase food and beverages from our concession stand, play corn toss, or hop around on bouncy horses!

2 Compton Drive

Asheville 28806

http://www.eliada.org/get-involved/corn-maze/eliadas-annual-corn-maze

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze
Oct 25 all-day

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze

September and October: OPEN 7 days a week from 9-6
Admission: $7/person, 2 and under FREE
$1 off weekdays
Group Rate (15 or more): $6/person

Our 2014 Fall Season Runs Aug 30 – Nov 2

Hay Rides, Horse Rides, Kiddie Carts:
All rides Sat + Sun ONLY, 11-4 pm
Kiddie Carts + Hay Rides: $3/ea, Horse Rides: $7/ea

kids on horses

Hay Rides, Kiddie Cart, and Horse Rides: Hay rides and horse rides are offered Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 – 4. Tickets for these activities must be purchased in addition to the regular admission charge.

kid in corn maze

Corn Maze: Perfect for families with young children, our corn maze is fun and educational. Answer our maze questions correctly and find your way out in a breeze, however wrong answers may lead you astray…

5 Sugar Hollow Road

Fairview, NC 28730

http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com/farm-activities-hickory-nut-gap-farm.php#fall

WNC AG Center : Fall Harvest Days
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Fall Harvest Days FAIRGROUNDS 10/23/2014 10/25/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Fall Harvest Days
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Fall Harvest Days FAIRGROUNDS 10/23/2014 10/25/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Mountain Men Tractor Pull
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Mountain Men Tractor Pull FAIRGROUNDS 10/25/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair MCGOUGH 10/24/2014 10/26/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Caldwell County Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caldwell County Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownWide variety of locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, eggs and goat cheese, baked goods and crafts.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    6:00am — 12:00pm

120 Hospital Ave. NE

Lenoir, North Carolina

828-221-0223

Located at the Caldwell County main library in Lenoir.

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOne of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Hours

Our market season is from March 15 to November 29.

  • Saturday
    7:00am — 12:00pm
Bakersville Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bakersville Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownIn Historic Downtown Bakersville our market provides a venue for purveyors of locally produced goods. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and handmade goods can be found throughout our season. Join us on Saturday mornings and be local by shopping local!

 

Hours

Our market season is from May 24, 2014 to October 26, 2013.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm

 

 

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

1209 AppalachiangrownHaywood’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, mid-Aril thru mid-December. Winter market functions the beginning of November through mid-December, 9 a.m. until Noon. (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, duck), 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, and birdhouses, feeders, and other items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Kid’s Market teaches youngsters where their food originates, offers market activities, and promotes healthy food habits.

For information, call Elizabeth Ure, Market Manager, at 828-550-4774.

Hours

Our market season is from April 26, 2014 to December 14, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Mills River Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownLocal farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Transylvania Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Transylvania Farmers Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 19 through December 20, 2014.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

498 AppalachiangrownThe Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Amazing Obstacle Challenge
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

Amazing Obstacle Challenge

New this year, The Amazing Obstacle Challenge will sprawl across 550 privately

owned acres of unsurpassed beauty and uncompromising excellence at Camp

Rockmont, located on the former site of Black Mountain College. The diverse

terrain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina hosts an ideal balance of rugged

mountainous terrain and level bottom land which includes a 20 acre private Lake Eden,

four athletic fields and a gymnasium surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest

wilderness.

The Amazing Obstacle Challenge events are family-focused so plan to bring yours and

spend the day. We offer two courses, one for adults, and one for kids. Both courses come

with adventure and thrills, new peaks of achievement, and a place to discover the joys of

youth (at all ages). There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy, so even non-racing spectators

are encouraged to come!

Costs:

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC

http://idaph.net/events/amazing-obstacle-challenge/

Asheville Humane Society : Pooch Essentials Class
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Asheville Humane Society :

Pooch Essentials Class

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9 – 10  AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail us with any questions at [email protected].

Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 761-2001

http://www.ashevillehumane.org/asheville-humane-society.php

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOur market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm

130 Montreat Road

Black Mountain, North Carolina

828-669-8722

Located behind the First Baptist Church in Black Mountain, 130 Montreat Road.

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOur market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm
Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownLocal 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.

Hours

Our market season is from May 13, 2014 to December 16, 2014.

  • Tuesday
    3:00pm — 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm