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Monday, November 4, 2019
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays MANNA
Nov 4 all-day
MANNA FoodBank

Now through Nov. 15:
Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our
TURKEY DRIVE!
This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal.
Food with Hope and Dignity
One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations after a holiday has already occurred, making it difficult for food banks to provide these food items in a timely way to our neighbors seeking food assistance. We want families across our 16 counties to be able to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the community, and with that hope in mind, we are looking for the community to step up and help us eliminate one more worry for families about how they will fill their own holiday tables.
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays
When you are out shopping, we encourage you to pick up an extra frozen turkey to donate to MANNA! We know that hunger is a daily worry for tens of thousands of people across our region, and something as simple as a holiday turkey can truly give the gift of happiness and hope to people living through the daily experience of food insecurity.
SEEKING STUDENT JUDGES FOR FOOD FIGHT! Volunteers
Nov 4 all-day
Salvage Station

We are looking for 3 AMS student judges, ages 8-16, to participate in the Asheville Mac Attack! Parents, or students, do the following and you will be entered into a drawing…

1. Share the Mac Attack event page on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag both @AvlMusicSchool and @AllAmericanFoodFights

2. Be willing to arrive at 12:45, eat 10 mac n’ cheese samples, score them, and stay through 3:30 for the awards ceremony.

That’s it! We’ll announce the winners the week of November 4. 

CONTACT: [email protected]

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays MANNA
Nov 5 all-day
MANNA FoodBank

Now through Nov. 15:
Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our
TURKEY DRIVE!
This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal.
Food with Hope and Dignity
One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations after a holiday has already occurred, making it difficult for food banks to provide these food items in a timely way to our neighbors seeking food assistance. We want families across our 16 counties to be able to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the community, and with that hope in mind, we are looking for the community to step up and help us eliminate one more worry for families about how they will fill their own holiday tables.
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays
When you are out shopping, we encourage you to pick up an extra frozen turkey to donate to MANNA! We know that hunger is a daily worry for tens of thousands of people across our region, and something as simple as a holiday turkey can truly give the gift of happiness and hope to people living through the daily experience of food insecurity.
5% Off For Owners
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
French Broad Food Co-op

All Co+op Owners save 5% on their purchases!
*Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, including Go Local, Ownership Shares, Gift Card Purchases. Doesn’t include beer, Co+op Deals, Co+op Basics or clearance items.

https://www.facebook.com/events/536108050219753/?event_time_id=536108083553083

Hendersonville County Curb Market
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am

Hendersonville County Curb Market

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221 N. Church St

Year round – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8am-2pm

WNC Farmer’s Market
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143838550756

Tuesday Morning 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers!
Nov 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am
French Broad Food Co-op

5Rhythms is a movement journey of unraveling, unwinding and embodying the thread that connects us all. Soften as your soul borrows your head, hands, feet, hips… giving you an internal shower and sending you back out in this unpredictably magical world with a renewed lightness of being; knowing more clearly what you’ve always known….but perhaps, temporarily, forgot. ♥ $10-20 Energy Exchange. ***Please do not Park in the French Broad Food Co-Op lots!! Park in the small lot across from the Orange Peel, the LaZoom Lot to the left of the FBFC or the ALoft Parking Lot (all the lots have a small parking fee).

https://www.facebook.com/events/518151585260172/?event_time_id=518151728593491

A Good Look’n Tour Presale Event
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
online presale event

STURGILL SIMPSON ANNOUNCES 2020
A GOOD LOOK’N TOUR
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST TYLER CHILDERS

Offering a rare quote to media, Simpson said:
“We are a live band. Everyone knows we are a live band. Steal the record or give it away, just come to the shows. For free tickets send a message to Tyler’s Instagram.”

REGISTRATION FOR VERIFIED FAN PRESALE BEGINS TODAY, PRESALES START NOVEMBER 5
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING NOVEMBER 8
Travel Packages Will Support Special Forces Foundation

In an effort to fight against scalpers and ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can gain first access to tickets by registering for the Verified Fan presale now through Sunday, November 3 at 10pm local at https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/sturgillsimpson. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 5 at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, November 6 at 12pm local through Thursday, November 7 at 10pm local. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 8 at 10am local. Sturgill Simpson has also partnered with CID Entertainment to offer travel packages. All net proceeds from these travel packages will benefit the Special Forces Foundation. More information on these exclusive offers can be found HERE.

Beacon Blankets: The Mill, A New Exhibit
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center

This fall, the Swannanoa Valley Museum is exploring the story of the textile industry in Western North Carolina through its new exhibit “Beacon Blankets: The Mill.” This multimedia exhibit delves into the history of Beacon Blankets, a New England textile company that migrated to the town of Swannanoa, near Asheville, North Carolina, during the Depression. The Beacon Manufacturing Company was once the largest blanket manufacturer in the world and today, many Beacon blankets are collector’s items. The exhibit highlights several aspects of Beacon’s history, including its controversial use of the term “Indian Design” when advertising its blankets, workers’ striking and unionizing efforts, and the lives and culture of Beacon’s Swannanoa mill town community.

November National Novel Writing Month
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Buncombe County Libraries

The Buncombe County Public Library system is supporting Asheville writers during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by offering quiet writing spaces, raffle prizes, and a NaNoWriMo NoMo’ party in early December.

NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. It began in 1999 and is supported by an international nonprofit organization of the same name.

The Black Mountain Library, Leicester Library, Pack Library, North Asheville Library, South Buncombe Library, and West Asheville Library will all be offering quiet spaces for writers to work on their 50,000 word count goal throughout the month. Some branches will offer tea, coffee and snacks as well. The Pack Library Youth Services department will host a Teen Writer’s Café every Friday afternoon. “We wanted to have a space at a library in the county every day where a writer could come plug in their laptop or pull out their notebook and chip away at their word count with no interruptions,” Anna Booraem, Branch Manager of the South Buncombe Library, says.

Each time a writer comes to one of the library writing spaces to work on their novel in November, they will be entered into a raffle for prizes to be given away at the NanoWrimo NoMo’ party. The raffle prizes will include treats from local businesses, including Dynamite Coffee, as well as some official NaNoWriMo swag.

The NaNoWriMo NoMo’ party will be held at the Lord Auditorium in the Pack Library on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2-3:30 pm. The party is for any writer who participated in NaNoWriMo. There will be food, activities and opportunities to meet other writers, as well as a “micro mic” that will give each writer a chance to read one paragraph from their novel to the group.

Of Threads, On Place: A Selection of Historical and Contemporary Textiles from Buncombe County
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Refinery Creator Space

Explore just how far back our fiber art roots go by viewing centuries old textiles alongside contemporary works. Partnering archives reveal the cultural impact cloth and making have played in our region, while local makers of today continue to investigate place, process, and storytelling through the manipulation of fibrous materials. Techniques include weaving, embroidery, appliqué, natural dyeing, pulled-work, bobbin lace, and quilting.

Showing Up for Racial Justice
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am

Firestorm Cafe & Books

Showing Up for Racial Justice, Every Tuesday mornings at 10 am

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome!

Firestorm Cafe & Books
610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

 

Empower Hour
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Building Code Class
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wesley Grant Sr. South Center

Did you know that the Development Services Department offers training opportunities for professional development? Classes are held at Wesley Grant Sr. South Center, 285 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801 (unless noted otherwise).

Below is a list of upcoming classes:

  • Plumbing Code Class: Dec. 3 and 10, 1 to 4 p.m. (tentative dates). Cost: $65.
Echoview Fiber Mill Tours
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours

Every Tuesday, starting at 1pm, we give free tours of our state-of-the-art fiber processing facility. Come hear our story and see the process of how we take raw fibers and turn them into the high quality yarns and products our customers know and love.

unnatural history
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm

unnatural history

The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler, at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email [email protected].

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Opening Day and Dates for Marion Tailgate Market
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marion Tailgate Market

Marion Tailgate Market will have a variety local produce and crafts. We will continue to offer the best of McDowell farmer’s produce and artisans.
The Market will double up to $20.00 for EBT users!
During the season, we are planning cooking demos with items from the Market Vendors, local music, smoothies and children activities.
Make plans to come and support the Farmers and Artisans on Tuesdays 3PM-6.00PM and Saturdays starting July 6th- August 31st, 9.00AM-12.00PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/336639643849279/?event_time_id=336639733849270

Children’s Art with Alisa
Nov 5 @ 3:30 pm

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Children’s Art with Alisa

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000, www.JohnMacKah.com