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.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
DIYSigns Free Tool Designed to Help Educate about What’s Recyclable
Oct 26 all-day
online tool
The Recycling Partnership announced the public beta launch of DIYSigns, the debut of a free online resource that anyone can use to help people know what to throw into the recycling. Whether at home, at the office, at school, at a sports stadium, or anywhere, education is needed to show what is recyclable and where.

 

“We know that consumer confusion is one of the top reasons why trash still ends up in recycling bins and carts. Our community partners have asked for our help in creating free and customizable posters, labels and signs and we were happy to deliver. Anything we can do to help public and private sector recycling succeed is a boost for the industry,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership.

 

DIYSigns is an online tool with editable templates available in a variety of sizes from a bumper sticker to a poster – to fit just right wherever it’s needed.  Check out DIYSigns!
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WNC Ag Center,

THE FAIR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Join us for 3 days of fun for the entire family! See spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, sheep, goats and much more! Join a workshop class to improve your skills or just enjoy browsing and shopping the beautiful and unique apparel and wearables.

Sunday, October 27, 2019
DIYSigns Free Tool Designed to Help Educate about What’s Recyclable
Oct 27 all-day
online tool
The Recycling Partnership announced the public beta launch of DIYSigns, the debut of a free online resource that anyone can use to help people know what to throw into the recycling. Whether at home, at the office, at school, at a sports stadium, or anywhere, education is needed to show what is recyclable and where.

 

“We know that consumer confusion is one of the top reasons why trash still ends up in recycling bins and carts. Our community partners have asked for our help in creating free and customizable posters, labels and signs and we were happy to deliver. Anything we can do to help public and private sector recycling succeed is a boost for the industry,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership.

 

DIYSigns is an online tool with editable templates available in a variety of sizes from a bumper sticker to a poster – to fit just right wherever it’s needed.  Check out DIYSigns!
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WNC Ag Center,

THE FAIR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Join us for 3 days of fun for the entire family! See spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, sheep, goats and much more! Join a workshop class to improve your skills or just enjoy browsing and shopping the beautiful and unique apparel and wearables.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Market Updates at the Mug
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
The Ugly Mug

Financial Advisor Emily McCurry will be discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another. Coffee will be on us!

The Panoramic Photos of Herbert Pelton: Asheville 1905-1930
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pack Memorial Library

Join the Friends of the North Carolina Room and researcher Benjamin Porter as he shares information about long-time Asheville-based photographer Herbert Pelton, famous for his panoramic shots of the city in a time of rapid change and modernization. 

The Panoramic Photos of Herbert Pelton: Asheville 1905-1930

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Artisanville – A NEW Fine Art/Fine Craft show in Greenville, SC
Nov 3 @ 10:02 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

From traditional paintings, jewelry, wood, pottery, and glass, to unique photography, furniture, clothing, and mixed media art; the idea behind Artisanville is to have something for everyone to appreciate and to take home.
Artisanville invites its guests to investigate and explore our unique items during a two-day long fine art and craft show. With over 175 regional and national artists—each handpicked and personally invited to the event— this show promises to surprise and entrance you. Visitors can interact with artisans, see live art demos, purchase beautiful artwork, or simply enjoy the craftsmanship behind each piece. When in need of a break, art lovers can also relax, get a drink or snack, listen to live music and log into the Internet at the new Art Patron Lounge area. There are even free drawings for “Artisanville bucks” to spend at the show. Be sure not to miss ARTISANVILLE…the newest Fine Art/Fine Craft Show coming to Greenville, SC!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Market Updates at the Mug
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
The Ugly Mug

Financial Advisor Emily McCurry will be discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another. Coffee will be on us!

Thursday, November 7, 2019
EVENT PLANNING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Nov 7 all-day
WCU Biltmore Park
  • It’s critical for planners to know how to effectively organize, budget and market a variety of different events to keep the company in the green, out of trouble, and on the minds of donors, business partners, and customers. Earning a certificate in Event Planning will expose you to the many different facets of being an event planner from managing people and projects to increasing exposure and dollars for your organization. Participants can earn a certificate by attending six of the designated event planning workshops (EP), which are offered each semester. Participants do not enroll in the certificate program, but rather complete the workshops at their own pace. Workshops are offered each semester (spring and fall) on either Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC.

    Instructors will distribute a case study at the end of each EP workshop, and participants submit the case studies to the program coordinator when all 6 workshops are completed to complete the final requirement for the certificate. The workshop instructors include professionals from the Western North Carolina business and hospitality industry and faculty from Western Carolina University.

    Complete 6 of the below EP workshops and earn a certificate.

    Fee: $119 per workshop or register for 6 workshops for $640 (a 10% discount!) Workshops include lunch and continuing education credits.

  • FIVE-STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Friday, August 16, 2019
  • MAKING EVERY PENNY COUNT: EVENT BUDGETING 101 Friday, September 20, 2019
  • CURRENT & TESTED SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL MARKETING  Friday, October 18, 2019
  • ENGAGE, STRATEGIZE, CULTIVATE – THE ART OF SECURING EVENT SPONSORSHIPS Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • MAXIMIZING YOUR RETURN FROM TRADESHOWS, EXPOS AND FAIRS Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LIABILITY AND RISK FACTORS Friday, November 22, 2019
Farm Planning in WNC
Nov 7 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 pm

This hands-on workshop in land assessment and farm design will feature on-the-ground experience at the 35-acre Community Farm extension tract that SAHC purchased last year. Participants will have a unique opportunity to join Community Farm Manager Chris Link in assessing the property for conservation and agriculture projects, including Farmer Incubator Program operations. The workshop will include an introduction on how to approach planning and layout of land for small-scale farming production.

Friday, November 8, 2019
Literacy Changing Lives Tour
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Literacy Council

Please join us for coffee and a one-hour tour of the Literacy Council.

Space is limited. Please RSVP below and click here to use the driving directions from our website.

Wolf Howl WNC Nature Center
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WNC Nature Center

Spend your evening learning about the Red and Grey Wolves of North America. We’ll start with an indoor presentation on these elusive creatures, followed by a trek to our wolf compound located onsite at the Nature Center for a howling session. Discover the legends and lore of these top predators and find out the truth about wolves. Geared toward an adult audience.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
UNCA

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House – November 2019

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House takes place on Saturday, Nov. 9, giving college-bound students and their families a chance to talk with current students, meet one-on-one with faculty and staff, tour campus and discuss academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and the application process. Learn more about and register for Discovery Day on the Admission Office website. UNC Asheville is among the nation’s top public liberal arts universities – tied for eighth in the U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges” rankings and included on U.S. News’ Most Innovative Schools list. For those unable to attend Discovery Day, individual and group tours are also available for prospective students and their families.

Voter ID Seminar Weaverville Library
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am
Weaverville Library

The community is invited to attend Voter ID Public Seminars. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. The Buncombe County Board of Elections is teaming up with the libraries to hold educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements. The seminars are free and open to the public.

Dates & locations:
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 am (Weaverville Library)
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 pm (Black Mountain Library)
Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 pm (Leicester Library)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 pm (South Buncombe Library)

Wild Walk WNC Nature Center
Nov 9 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
WNC Nature Center

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the “STAFF ONLY” doors at the Nature Center?

Now’s your chance to find out! Areas visited on the Wild Walk may* include the Small Mammal habitat, the Predator area, and the Animal Kitchen. Don’t miss out on this amazing up-close encounter with some of your favorite wildlife!

Monday, November 11, 2019
How to Structure Labor on the Small Farm Workshop
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creekside Farm and Education Center

Participants will…

  • Learn about different ways to structure labor on your farm including apprenticeship, paid hourly workers, temporary workers, volunteers.
  • Discover best practices for managing people on the ground.
  • Learn how to incorporate education on the farm.
  • Understand legal considerations you need to know about your labor structure.
  • Clarify the financial process for paying workers or apprentices.
  • Be aware of equity issues with on-farm labor.
  • Hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in WNC.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
“Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man”
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

Sandburg Clothing on Exhibit

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

Voter ID Public Seminar Black Mountain Library
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm
Black Mountain Library

The community is invited to attend Voter ID Public Seminars. Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. The Buncombe County Board of Elections is teaming up with the libraries to hold educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements. The seminars are free and open to the public.

Dates & locations:
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 am (Weaverville Library)
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 pm (Black Mountain Library)
Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 pm (Leicester Library)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 pm (South Buncombe Library)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Market Updates at the Mug
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
The Ugly Mug

Financial Advisor Emily McCurry will be discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another. Coffee will be on us!