Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Sunday, November 29, 2020
20th Annual Asheville Turkey Trot
Nov 29 – Dec 6 all-day
Asheville NC

Course: Your Choice!
When: Complete Course Anytime Between 11/14/20 and 12/6/20
Non-Profit Partner: MANNA FoodBank
  • $10 “Bare Bones” Race Only
  • $20 “All Inclusive” Race + Custom Neck Gaiter
  • $30 “All Inclusive Plus” Race + Custom Neck Gaiter + LS Technical Shirt
Arts Build Community Grant
Nov 29 all-day
Online

This year the Asheville Area Arts Council is offering $500 micro-grants for arts-based projects specifically focused on community hope and healing. These can be projects that bring joy to our local community, and/or projects that actively engage community members in safe activities following state and local health restrictions.

Arts and culture are a fundamental part of our community. They help us connect with one another and better understand history, people, and new ideas. When people become involved in the design, creation, and upkeep of places, they develop a vested interest in using and maintaining these spaces. When neighbors have a true sense of “ownership” or connection to the places they frequent, the community becomes a better place to live, work, and visit. According to Americans for the Arts (AFTA), “86% of participants who took part in community-based art want to be involved in future projects, and people living where these art projects occurred were more than twice as likely to be civically engaged as those whose neighborhoods did not have projects.”

Asheville Art Museum Calling Families for Survey
Nov 29 all-day
Online

Calling all families! If you visit the Museum with children and/or participate in the Museum’s family programs (or plan to in the future), we want to hear from you. As we continue with virtual and small-group, in-person family programs, we need your feedback to create a model that will work for you this winter and spring. We’re giving away a FREE guest pass to one of the first 50 people to fill out the survey.
Asheville Independent Restaurant Holiday Hours
Nov 29 all-day
Online

Make your holidays merry, bright and a culinary delight with the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. Before you go out or order in for your special holiday evenings, make sure that your favorite restaurant is open for business! Check the AIR Holiday Hours – a complete list of AIR restaurant’s special holiday hours from Thanksgiving to ringing in the New Year! These will be updated often, so please check in throughout the season! View Holiday Hours here –

BMC Book: The Bird Who Sang Beethoven
Nov 29 all-day
Online
The Bird Who Sang Beethoven is a children’s book in rhyme about a baby bird born in the concert hall at the Brevard Music Center just as Beethoven’s Fifth is being played, and he thinks that is what birds sing! His offspring continue the tune for generations and spread it far and wide.

About the Author: Harper Howze is a freshman at Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, and an aspiring writer. This is his first published work. Lucille Chaveas, his co-author and “Grand” (grandmother), is a Brevard resident and an avid supporter of the Brevard Music Center.

Brevard Music Center 2020 Car Raffle
Nov 29 all-day
Online

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Our 2020 Raffle is happening now! We are proud to partner with Hunter Automotive Group in Hendersonville, NC, in this year’s raffle! Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so get yours online today! You may also call 828-862-2100 to order tickets over the phone.

Our winner will have ultimate flexibility in choice of model: ANY New 2020 Volvo or Subaru from Hunter Automotive Group with a MSRP up to $50,000!

Proceeds

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Drawing

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 30.

Brevard Music Center – 2020 Car Raffle – Ends Nov. 30!
Nov 29 all-day
Online
Sales End November 30!
Drawing on Tuesday, December 1!
Thank you for your ongoing support of Brevard Music Center!

Our 2020 Car Raffle is in the final days — sales end on November 30, and our winner will be drawn December 1 — and with sales currently slower than in past yearsyour chance to win has never been better!

Whether you’ve participated in past raffles or never before, will you please consider a purchase to help us in this difficult year and support our student arts education programs?  If you are already participating in our 2020 raffle, please consider an additional ticket purchase to improve your chances!

This year’s winner can choose any 2020 Volvo or Subaru from Hunter Automotive Group in Fletcher, North Carolina with an MSRP up to $50,000!

Online sales end on Monday, November 30, at
11:59PM (EST)!  

Three Easy Ways to Enter:

Buy Now
Brevard Music Center Car Raffle
Nov 29 all-day
Online

Our 2020 Raffle is happening now! We are proud to partner with Hunter Automotive Group in Hendersonville, NC, in this year’s raffle! Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so get yours online today! You may also call 828-862-2138 to order tickets over the phone.

Our winner will have ultimate flexibility in choice of model: ANY New 2020 Volvo or Subaru from Hunter Automotive Group with a MSRP up to $50,000!

Thank you to all raffle purchasers! Your purchase directly supports the Brevard Music Center!

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 30.

Brevard Music Center Car Raffle Ends Nov. 30
Nov 29 all-day
Online

Brevard Music Center Raffle

Our 2020 Raffle is happening now! We are proud to partner with Hunter Automotive Group in Hendersonville, NC, in this year’s raffle! Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so get yours online today! You may also call 828-862-2138 to order tickets over the phone.

Our winner will have ultimate flexibility in choice of model: ANY New 2020 Volvo or Subaru from Hunter Automotive Group with a MSRP up to $50,000!

Thank you to all raffle purchasers! Your purchase directly supports the Brevard Music Center!

Bucket List: Guide to Art Institutions in WNC
Nov 29 all-day
WNC

Bucket List: Guide to Art Institutions in WNC
Western North Carolina is known as the artist’s enclave of the Southeast—but where should we layfolk go to enjoy the fruits of these labors? Here’s our guide to enjoying art—painted, sculpted, sketched, and otherwise crafted—across the region.

 

Bullington Gardens Holiday Greenery Sale
Nov 29 all-day
Online with Bullington Gardens

The online Holiday Craft Sale features nature-themed, handcrafted items, including ornaments, jewelry, textiles, quilts and holiday decor. Wreaths and swags enhanced with botanicals gathered on the Bullington Garden grounds and created by volunteers are ready for your home. Our delightful holiday garden gnome, standing 30 inches tall, adds a whimsical touch to your front porch. Locally-grown premium amaryllis, poinsettias, cyclamens and Christmas cactus plants are also available.

Bullington’s “Buzzington” bee products are offered including BeeKind ornaments, bee-themed gift items and beeswax candles.

The Holiday Greenery Sale features premium, freshly-cut Fraser fir trees ranging in height from five to eight feet. These native trees come from the Western North Carolina mountains and are wrapped for protection during transport. Also available are premium garlands in a 25-foot length, plus unadorned 12-inch wreaths. Holiday greenery must be ordered by Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Bullington Gardens is a proud supporter of our veterans, and believes all service members should be honored for their sacrifice. In partnership with local veterans and volunteers, Bullington Gardens offers Veteran’s Wreaths. Your $17 donation to honor a fallen veteran provides a 12-inch wreath, decorated with a hand tied red bow, and placed on a gravesite at the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.

Shop our Bullington Gardens store online at www.bullingtongardens.org and fill your virtual cart with unique gift items and greenery. You can also place your order by phone at 828-698-6104 or in person at Bullington Gardens. Shipping or delivery is not available.

Bullington Gardens is located at 95 Upper Red Oak Trail in Hendersonville. For more information, call Bullington Gardens at 828-698-6104 or visit www.bullingtongardens.org.

Call to Artists South Slope Art Project
Nov 29 all-day
Online
Tribute Companies is requesting Artist Qualifications for a permanent art mural(s) for their mixed-use development, The Ironwood, located on Asheland/Coxe Avenue in Downtown Asheville.
This artwork should do the following:
●  Create excitement and interest for the area.
●  Honor the diversity of Asheville’s Southside community.
●  Celebrate the vital role of African American history and culture in Asheville.
●  Connect visually to the site through interpretation of historical and cultural aspects​.
●  Be durable, low maintenance, and appropriate to the location. Integral to creating this artwork(s), is the artists’ willingness to learn about the community and have a dialogue with interested community members to help inspire and guide content creation. A range of materials/applications will be considered, including painted murals and digitally printed murals. If digital, the work must be vector based, printable, and scalable to the site specifications.
Christmas at Biltmore
Nov 29 2020 – Jan 10 2021 all-day
Biltmore

November 6, 2020 – January 10, 2021

A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses, featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of thousands of ornaments, from Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village!

Check with us for hours of operation.

City of Asheville Asking for Feedback on Greenway, ADA Transition and Pedestrian Plans
Nov 29 all-day
Online
read about close the GAP

The City of Asheville is beginning work on updates to its Greenway, ADA Transition and Pedestrian Plans and they’ve opened two surveys to garner feedback from the community.

The planning process, known as the “Close the GAP,” will identify a network of pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks as well as programs and policies to support it. The plans were combined because the pedestrian network will be a stronger one if the three aspects — greenways, ADA transitions, and pedestrian networks — are planned at the same time.

The surveys can be found at ashevillenc.gov/closethegap. The surveys will be available until Dec. 31.

City of Asheville: 2 Surveys for Greenway, ADA Transition + Pedestrian Plans
Nov 29 all-day
Online

GAP plan art

The Asheville Transportation Department is working identify a network of pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks as well as programs and policies to support it.

 

The City of Asheville is in the early stages of a large project to update the City’s Greenway Plan (G), ADA Transition Plan* (A), and Pedestrian Plan (P) (*By ADA transition we are specifically looking at accessibility improvements within the rights-of-way of our street network).

 

The planning process, known as the “Close the GAP,” will identify a network of pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks as well as programs and policies to support it. We combined these plans because the pedestrian network will be a stronger one if the three aspects — greenways, ADA transitions, and pedestrian networks — are planned at the same time.

In the midst of a global pandemic, public engagement techniques usually used at this stage of a planning process cannot be done.  Instead, we will begin with an online outreach plan.

 

Online surveys

As a first step to public engagement, the City of Asheville released two online surveys:  one is for gathering information for the Greenway, the ADA Transition in public right-of-way and the pedestrian plans.

The surveys can be found at ashevillenc.gov/closethegap. The surveys will be “live” until Dec. 31.

The first survey is called Close the Gap Survey, available at this link.

The second survey, ADA Transition Plan Survey, is focused on ADA issues. When we say ADA Transition Plan we are referring to spaces in public right-of-way, such as streets, sidewalks and crosswalks.

Once the online surveys are completed, City staff will analyze where there might be low response rates and create new methods to engage the public in those areas of Asheville.

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods Takeout 2 Donate
Nov 29 all-day
Various Asheville Restaurants

Asheville restaurants are coupling their off-premise order options with a digital fundraising program so local charities like Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods can stay active and funded this year.

Nearby fundraising partners for Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods include Five GuysMOD Pizza, & Dickeys Barbecue Pit, who will donate 15 – 20% of orders back to Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods when you book a date to fundraise with them.

View Asheville Partners For Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods

Because these events can include off-premise orders like take-out, delivery, drive thru or pick up, it’s easy for friends and Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods supporters to safely participate via their preferred method.


Dickey´s Barbecue Pit Logo

1. Dickey´s Barbecue Pit

2002 N Main St Ste 125, Asheville, NC 28803

Average Price $15
 Dine-In Restricted
 Take-Out or Delivery

Donating Back

15%


Five Guys Logo

2. Five Guys

182 Merimon Road, Asheville, NC 28801

Average Price $10
 Dine-In
 Take-Out or Delivery

Donating Back

20%


MOD Pizza Logo

3. MOD Pizza

873 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804

Average Price $10
 Dine-In
 Take-Out or Delivery

Donating Back

20%


Five Guys Logo

4. Five Guys

1838 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Average Price $10
 Dine-In
 Take-Out or Delivery

Donating Back

20%


Cinnabon Logo

5. Cinnabon

377 Long Shoal Road, Arden, NC 28704

Average Price $5
 Dine-In Restricted
 Take-Out or Delivery

Donating Back

15%

CRITICAL NEED For Blood Donations
Nov 29 all-day
various see below

Donate Blood - The Blood Connection
The message is simple – COVID-19 has made a severe impact on the blood supply and The
Blood Connection is asking the community to donate blood as soon as possible to support the
critical need of blood for local hospitals in this area.

To find a blood drive: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/zip
To find a center (5 in Upstate, 2 in Western NC): https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/centers
Those interested in hosting a blood drive in the community: thebloodconnection.org/host-a-drive<http://thebloodconnection.org/host-a-drive>

Experience Global Music w/ Putumayo’s Video of the Week
Nov 29 all-day
LEAF's Global Arts Online

“Ubóu (The World)” from The Garifuna Collective’s album “Ayó” Directed by Katia Paradis

FAQ: Reappraisal 2021 Buncombe County
Nov 29 all-day
Online

Reappraisal 2021

Through our efforts of informing Buncombe County about Reappraisal 2021 so far, we have received many questions from community members. So, we decided to compile them into this FAQ. Do you have more questions that aren’t covered here? You can email them to [email protected]. Otherwise, visit buncombecounty.org/MyValue2021 for everything you need to know about the reappraisal process.

WHY IS BUNCOMBE COUNTY REAPPRAISING PROPERTY?

North Carolina law requires counties to reappraise all real property once every eight years but also allows Counties to advance the reappraisal to less than eight years. Buncombe County Commissioners voted to conduct reappraisals every four years. The county must assess 127,000 parcels. The effective date of the reappraisal is Jan. 1, 2021.

Farm Beginnings Journey Person Program
Nov 29 all-day
Online

When you are a beginning farmer, there are so many new things you are learning and managing each day, from crops, pests, markets and equipment.
The Journeyperson program will offer additional trainings on enterprise analysis, marketing and improving farm communication among team members and owners. Invest in the long term success and viability of your farm business. Applications open now, deadline November 15th, 2020.