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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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, April 5, 2020
“Learn to Love the River” email series with River Link
Apr 5 all-day
River Link Online
From all of us here at RiverLink, we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time. COVID-19 has greatly impacted all of our lives, and our education and volunteer programs are no exception. During this time of social distancing we are working on creative ways to continue to connect our community to the river we all love so much.
While we can no longer host lessons in the schools or volunteer service days, we’re excited to share our weekly “Learn to Love the River” email series with you!
Each week we will send email(s) with:
  • Educational resources to learn about river ecosystems.
  • Fun river related activities to do with kids at home.
  • Inspirational poems, stories and videos about the river.
  • And more!
We know that this is a tough time for many people, and we hope that the river can provide some much needed hope and distraction from all the craziness in the world. Even though we’re stuck at home, we’re extremely grateful for our beautiful natural resources and the communities that help protect them.
#EarthMonth2020 #BackyardChallenge with SAHC
Apr 5 all-day
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Keep it fun while following social (physical) distancing recommendations! Join us in taking the #BackyardChallenge to celebrate #EarthMonth2020 in your own backyard. How have you been enjoying time outdoors? Check out the gallery below to see ways SAHC staff have been getting fresh air while sticking close to home. Share your own and tag us on social media. #BackyardChallenge #EarthMonth2020 #MyAppalachia #SAHC
All Buncombe County Parks Closed until further notice
Apr 5 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Greenways and walking trails remain open. Violations are considered punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund Application deadline: April 23, 2020
Apr 5 all-day
American Farmland Trust Online

  • AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
  • Initially, eligible applicants include any small and mid-size direct-market producers. These are defined as producers with annual gross revenue of between $10,000 and $1 million from sales at farmers markets and/or direct sales to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or makers who use farm products as inputs.
  • The application (linked to below in both English and Spanish) is simple and easy to complete but includes sufficient detail to ensure AFT is awarding producers that have the greatest needs. Applicants will be asked to estimate their financial loss.
  • AFT envisions an initial application round extending until April 23, with grants beginning to be made by May 1.
  • https://farmland.org/farmer-relief-fund/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=637ece80-2dc9-49d1-9afb-6b97c772e470&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Apply%20Here&utm_campaign=March%202020%20Newsletter
Asheville Art Museum Online Jazz Performance
Apr 5 all-day
Online
Asheville Grown Business Alliance Covid-19 Community Resources
Apr 5 all-day
online

https://ashevillegrown.com/covid-19?utm_source=Farm+General+Interest&utm_campaign=ad50dba514-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_25_12_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c6a6d890c6-ad50dba514-34117913

We are all in this together! Asheville Grown has put together a fantastic list of resources to assist the public with issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. From filing for unemployment to volunteering at Manna Food Bank, this list is helpful to anyone who is in need of support, or who has extra time, energy and resources to support others.

Supporting local businesses and workers is one thing each of us can do right now. We’ve set up this page with resources, key information, creative initiatives and contacts.

Blood Donations Where Lifesaving Starts
Apr 5 all-day
Blood Connection

It is very important for donors to continue donating in the weeks and months ahead in order to maintain an adequate local blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and well, please make an appointment before donating so we can maintain the proper social distancing. The safety of our donors and staff is our top priority!

Blue Ridge Humane Extends Closures, Still Providing Adoptions
Apr 5 all-day
Blue Ridge Humane

Blue Ridge Humane Society will remain closed to the public for the immediate future due to the ongoing developments of the spread of COVID-19 and at the recommendations of local and national experts. The closures will continued to be evaluated by BRHS staff to determine a safe return to public operation.

 

Adoptions are still ongoing by appointment only. Interested adopters can view available animals online and fill out the adoption application in order to set up a meeting. The Administrative Office and Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store are closed entirely to the public at this time.

 

Blue Ridge Humane is still in need of help from our community however. Your support through fosteringdonationssupplies, and adoptions means the world!

 

BRHS asks that the public monitor its website, www.blueridgehumane.org, and their social media channels for regular updates, as the reduction in services is subject to change based on guidance received from local and national public health officials.

 

With a potential decrease in staff due to risk of exposure, a probable increase in animals entering shelters, and reduction in income, Blue Ridge Humane asks for the community’s help in the following areas:

 

  • Foster homes needed: We are seeking foster families who are willing to house animals during a time when our Adoption Center might not be fully staffed to do so. Please consider opening your heart and home to a homeless during this pandemic. We provide food, supplies, and medical care. You provide your lifesaving home and love. Social distancing doesn’t exist when you’re spending your time with a pet in need! Contact [email protected] for more information.

 

  • Supplies needed: When shopping for supplies, consider adding an extra bag of pet food, a bottle of hand sanitizer, or a package of paper towels for our Adoption Center to your Amazon order. We need them daily to function and are feeling the effects of the surge in their demand. You purchase items from our Amazon Wish List or send a gift card!

 

  • Adopt: Help us clear our Adoption Center. We currently have amazing pets in our care looking for a home. If you’ve considered adding a four-legged member to your family, now is a great time!

 

  • Donate: As our revenue stream is limited during this time, consider a monetary donation to help ensure the continuation of animal care of Blue Ridge Humane now only now but in the future.

 

For more tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and preparing a care plan for your pet read our Emergency Plan Preparedness post or for a list of community resources in place to help pet owners during this time read Pet Resources Available.

If you believe in our cause, consider making a donation or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at www.blueridgehumane.org or call (828) 692-2639.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Botany Every Day Online
Apr 5 all-day
Botany Every Day Online

Blood Root (Sanguinaria candensis)

Hey plant enthusiasts! Wishing all the best in the coming spring in the northern hemisphere or in the southern hemisphere for your fall! Of course we are living in an unprecedented time due to the current Covid 19 pandemic. i have wanted to start a blog for awhile.

Here in this class we have a chance to feed our passion for the natural world and plants in particular. This is also an opportunity to collaboratively add to our collective pool of botanical knowledge. This knowledge is a crucial piece to any future sustainability as well as a whole lot of fun when employed appropriately. Grateful you are choosing to spend some of your time with me!

Brass Monkey Photography Free Online Classes
Apr 5 all-day
Brass Monkey Photography Online

Hi everyone! I hope that you are staying safe (and sane) in this unprecedented time? I’d like to offer a FREE online class, (absolutely no catch) on getting the most out of your camera.

Do you have a digital camera that you only use in Automatic mode and would like to get more out of it? Have you ever wondered what the different settings are and how they could help you when taking portraits or landscape photographs?

I’d like to set up a few beginner sessions to go over the basics. I will create 60-90 minute segments (via video link) and will look at:

– Aperture
– ISO
– Shutter Speed
– How different lenses impact your photo
– And many more topics

They’ll be in bite size chunks that are more manageable and give you an opportunity to review your notes prior to the next class. The class will be interactive at points too – it’s not just me talking to you via a pre-recorded message. Let’s have some fun together and have you using your camera more this spring/summer!

Respond below and let me know. Please RSVP within 24 hours of the start of each class.

Thanks!

Natasha

Brevard Music Center Announces Cancellation of 2020 Summer Season
Apr 5 all-day
Brevard Music Center

BMC Supports Critical Efforts to Stem the Spread of COVID-19 

by Cancelling Summer Institute & Festival

April 4, 2020 (Brevard, NC)—After careful analysis of the continued global, regional, and local impact of the Coronavirus, the Trustees of the Brevard Music Center have unanimously voted to cancel its renowned Summer Music Festival, which had been scheduled for May 30 – August 22, 2020. The Brevard Music Center, one of the country’s premier training programs for young musicians, is also cancelling all educational programming during the summer of 2020.

BMC made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 summer institute and festival in order to remain compliant with current health advisories, civil ordinances, and government guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. “We have an ethical obligation to do our part to protect our Brevard community,” said Weinstein. “The very nature of BMC’s operational business model is based on bringing students from almost every state in the country and from around the world to our campus and our community to participate in a transformative summer of study and performance. We also employ hundreds of seasonal staff and interns, distinguished faculty members, and world-class guest artists for a summer festival that welcomes 40,000 attendees. Mass gatherings of all of these individuals, plus hundreds of BMCA volunteers, could advance the spread of the virus…and that is a risk that we simply cannot take.”

In the immediate days and following weeks ahead, the Brevard Music Center staff will proactively contact all 2020 ticket holders to offer a full refund on their purchase. BMC ticket holders will also be given the option to donate the full or partial value of their tickets to the Brevard Music Center as a charitable contribution. Ticket buyers may visit brevardmusic.org or call 828-862-2130 for further details.

For more information on BMC, visit brevardmusic.org, call 828-862-2100, “like” the Brevard Music Center on Facebook, follow @brevardmusic on Twitterstream season highlights via SoundCloud, and visit the Brevard Music Center YouTube channel for performance videos from previous festival seasons.

Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 Online
Apr 5 all-day
Brevard Music Center Online

In this difficult time for all of us, the only thing BMC has to fight back with is our music. Please enjoy BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart leading the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (Movement IV: Molto allegro) at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. For the remaining exuberant and introspective movements of the composer’s last symphony – and more BMC musical moments from past seasons – please visit youtube.com/brevardmusiccenter.

Buncombe County: COVID-19 Update on Jury Duty
Apr 5 all-day
Buncombe County

COVID-19 Update on Jury Duty

From the Clerk of Superior Court:

In compliance with orders from North Carolina Chief Justice Beasley, all North Carolina District and Superior courts are suspended through April 17.

If the service date on your jury summons is between March 16 and April 17, you are automatically excused under Judicial Branch orders. If the service date on your jury summons is April 20 or later, follow the reporting instructions on your jury summons, and continue to monitor local news and our website at buncombecounty.org.

Jury Excuses will not be heard on Friday, March 20. Medical, age, non-resident, and other excusal instructions can be found on your summons. Should you need further assistance with your jury summons, please call 259-3400, option 2, or email [email protected].

While the Buncombe County courthouse remains open to the public, you are strongly advised to avoid visiting the courthouse. Please exercise every health precaution for yourself and your family as we continue to ensure the health and safety of the public and our judicial community.  Thank you.

CONNECT BEYOND FESTIVAL 2020 POSTPONEMENT
Apr 5 all-day
Asheville NC

Connect Beyond Festival 2020 organizers announced today that the festival, slated for April 3-5, 2020, is officially postponed. With recent developments surrounding COVID-19 nationally and in North Carolina, we cannot in good conscience move forward with the festival as scheduled. The safety of our guests and participants is our number one priority.

Connect Beyond Festival’s annual weekend-long event, as well as similar micro-events on both coasts, intends to return in 2020. For our fans, tickets will be refunded upon request by visiting our website page and filling out a quick form to initiate the process before Sunday, April 12, 2020. For guests interested in attending our rescheduled future event at a later date, all remaining ticket holders will be offered (1) additional ticket of equal value to their original purchase.

COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to Farmers
Apr 5 all-day
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

COVID-19 Relief Funds

Available to Farmers

starting April 3rd

is part of the massive economic rescue package passed by Congress last week to address urgent needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Incorporated businesses, sole proprietors, single-member LLCs, self-employed individuals, and nonprofits are all eligible to apply for this relief.
Apply Here

Organic Growers School

COVID-19 Updates for Business Henderson County
Apr 5 all-day
Henderson County Online
COVID-19 Updates for Business
With the rapid update of information at the Federal, State, and local levels, we will be issuing these special edition updates each Thursday, in addition to our regular Tuesday, E-News.
Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Apr 5 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Composition – VIRTUAL
Apr 5 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

In this four-part class taught by M. Paige Taylor, explore composition and color using digital photography! Through a series of weekly assignments, hone your observation skills, apply framing and cropping with intention, and use color with purpose.

APRIL 9, 16, 23, & 30—Thursdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: April 8

$75 Museum Members, $85 non-members

THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. SPACE IS LIMITED; TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE OR CALL 828.253.3227 X122.

Matthew Pillsbury, Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, Paris, 2008, printed 2013, archival ink on paper, 39 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches, Collection of the Asheville Art Museum. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Nat C. Myers Photography Fund, 2012.44.99. © Matthew Pillsbury

Dolly Parton Storytime Series Virtual
Apr 5 all-day
Dolly Parton Story Time Online

Books from the Imagination Library will continue to go out as scheduled. A special new program, Goodnight with Dolly, is a 10-week series of Dolly read-aloud videos where the Book Lady herself will read one Imagination Library bedtime story each week. The series launched on April 2, and we hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period.
Buncombe County Government Declaration: STAY HOME – STAY SAFE
Apr 5 @ 12:00 am – Apr 9 @ 6:00 am
Buncombe County North Carolina

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority contained in Chapter 21, Buncombe County Code of
Ordinances and Article 1A of the N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 166A, the Board of Commissioners, do hereby
declare and order the following:
1. This Order takes effect at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 and will continue through 6:00
a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and
conditions more particularly set forth below;
2. All individuals currently living within Buncombe County are ordered to stay at their place of
residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and
similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all
times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other
person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for
Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate
Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 9.

3. All businesses operating within Buncombe County, except Essential Businesses as defined below
in Section 9.b, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County. For
clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors
performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home). To the greatest extent
possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached,
including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employees and the general public.
4. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or
living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits
the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
5. Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, microdistilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed
by law.
6. Religious and worship services may only be provided by video and teleconference. Religious
institutions must limit in-person staff to ten (10) people or less when preparing for or
conducting video or teleconference services, and all individuals must follow the attached Social
Distancing Guidelines including the six-foot social distancing, which are hereby adopted.
7. All visitors travelling to Buncombe County from areas experiencing community transmission of
COVID-19 – notably New York State, Washington State and California – must self-quarantine at
their residence upon arrival for 14 days before entering the community.
8. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Buncombe
County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are
directed to identify procedures that are deemed “elective” by assessing which procedures can
be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection
of resources to COVID-19 response.