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The white exterior of the Carl Sandburg Home.

Sandburg Home and Friends of Carl Sandburg Host Public Meeting

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site managers and the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara’s board of directors will share park and fundraising updates at a public meeting on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.

A photograph of a grassy hill by Curren Podlesny.

Local High School Senior Hosts Charity Art Show on Mar. 31

Curren Podlesny, a high school senior at West Henderson High, has chosen to exhibit his photographic art from all over the world as his senior project, raising the subject of art censorship and how it affects society.

A bunch of sorrel on a wooden counter.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

More harbingers of spring showed up at markets around the region this past weekend. One such pioneer is sorrel, which Jake’s Farm at Asheville City Market has had for the past two weeks.

The Jungle Book.

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Jungle Book

Explore a faraway land full of mysterious and magnificent creatures at Flat Rock Playhouse’s first 2019 Studio 52 Series production, The Jungle Book! Creeping onto the Leiman Mainstage on March 15-30, this adaptation brings the beloved childhood tale to life as you’ve never seen it before.

Calidore String Quartet practicing on stage.

Brevard College Presents The Calidore String Quartet on March 31

The ensemble has earned a number of impressive awards for chamber music, including their most recent, the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. The quartet is comprised of violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Mehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi.

A wide-angled view of Brevard Music Center's Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

Brevard Music Center Announces 2019 Summer Festival Season

Each summer from June through August, forty thousand music-lovers celebrate Brevard Music Center’s mission by attending its acclaimed summer music festival and supporting five hundred gifted young musicians.

The Blue Ridge Mountains during the morning.

Blue Ridge Parkway Tops 14 Million Visitors in 2018

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s 469-mile scenic drive, 369 miles of trail, 14 visitor centers, 8 campgrounds, 10 concession operations, 15 picnic areas, and numerous other recreation opportunities welcomed over 14 million visitors in 2018.