Calendar of Events
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.
Take home a native tree for your home!
The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will host an open house celebrating the 100th anniversary of two important events – the Passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters. The event will be held at the historic Patton Parker House, 95 Charlotte Street, where the North Carolina Equal Suffrage Association was formed and the fight for woman’s suffrage was launched in North Carolina.
Attendees will learn about the birth of the woman’s suffrage movement in North Carolina including stories about the African-American women who were leaders in the Asheville community.
Games of old-fashioned croquet will be available for attendees courtesy of Jim Seward and friends of Black Mountain Croquet Club. Fabulous hats will be on display and available for purchase, courtesy of Sandra Suber of Ianodell’s Hat Shop. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the afternoon and ice cream will be available for purchase from The Hop. Discount ice cream coupons will go to those wearing period attire.
The event, along with parking, is free and open to the public. An RSVP is requested at
Join Asheville’s Dream Team as they raise funds for Asheville Humane Society in the Daphne Room at Twisted Laurel downtown Asheville. There will be vacation & stay-cation silent auction packages, various raffles, and more. Tasting tickets are $50 and include 3 tastings with 2 oz. beverage pours. The tasting tickets also include access to light bites and there is a cash bar for additional drinks. If you are not interested in the tasting option, there is also a $20 “social ticket” which includes one beer/wine and will give you access to the light bites and cash bar.
If you are a business owner with an adoption story and would like to get up in front of the group, you can do so for an additional $50. Your company name and logo will be featured in event announcements online and at the event.
Dustin Clemons, RADTIP Construction Manager, will be joining us to talk about a plan for improving the RR crossing on Riverside Drive. Your perspective on this difficult bit of infrastructure is important.
The task force meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in room A-109 at the City of Asheville Public Works Building at 161 S. Charlotte Street. You can enter the building from the north end, the end where you find the parking lot and bike rack.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and the Success Equation, an initiative of Children First/Communities in School, are bringing people together to discuss and reflect on one of the biggest current issues facing Asheville and the country- affordable housing- by hosting a free film screening of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas 7 pm Thursday, October 17 at the Fine Arts Theater. After the film, a panel discussion comprised of local housing advocates will take place so people can consider housing issues and solutions and learn how to get involved locally.
When: Thursday, October 17. The film begins at 7 pm and will end at 8:25, followed by a panel discussion of diverse, local housing advocates.
Where: Fine Arts Theater – 36 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
Why: Across the nation 1 in 6 households spend half or more of their income on housing and right here in Buncombe County thousands struggle to afford a decent place to live.
Owned presents an opportunity to learn about the history of American housing policy and how this affects our housing choices today. By coming together through film and a panel discussion, residents can engage in thoughtful and critical dialogue, consider housing issues and solutions, and learn how to get involved locally.
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat homeownership and home repair programs, more than 1,600 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater financial stability. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat, a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, and how you can get involved at ashevillehabitat.org.
Everyone is invited to this free event.
Restoring and protecting wetland forests in the US South will provide extensive financial, social, and environmental benefits. We hope that you’ll visit the Wetland Forest Priority Maps and explore the information and stories found within.
We’ve highlighted fourteen potential watersheds to prioritize for conservation work in wetland forests, including:
- The Lower Pee Dee Watershed in coastal South Carolina and North Carolina
- The Apalachicola Watershed in the panhandle of Florida and inland Georgia
- The Atchafalaya Watershed in Louisiana
- The Mobile-Bay Tombigbee Watershed in Alabama
These are the watersheds that we may look to when developing relationships with landowners, working with community members on flood resilience, or improving wildlife habitat in the region.
The Wetland Forest Priority Maps identify high priority watersheds based on wildlife, human communities, and threats. Wa
5th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina- Last 3 weekends of October!
Fri and Sat Oct 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 from 7-9 pm and Sat. Oct. 26 5-9 pm (following Halloween Fest in downtown Brevard)
Family friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin on a short walking trail, local musicians, food trucks, games, storytelling, face painting, dress up like a pirate, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open. Fine gravel trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Cash or check with ID only. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712
Free parking offsite on nearby streets and parking lots one or two blocks away.
Food and Drink- Tin Roof Pizza (except 10/26 when alternate food will be available) and Bill’s Boilerhouse Coffee
—Music schedule 7-9 pm except Oct. 26- 5-9 pm
Oct 11: Hammond George and Friends
Oct 12: Unpaid Bill and the Bad Czechs
Oct 18: Marc Brown & Friends
Oct 19: Marion Boatwright & Friends
Oct 25: Tom Anderson & Friends
Oct 26: 5-7 Nicki Talley & Friends
7-9 North Carolina Slim and the Dangerous Gentleman (Brian Phillips and Eddie Martin)
Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park in Brevard, NC: https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinpatchrevenge/
Silvermont Park: https://www.facebook.com/silvermontpark/
You might have heard about the need to recruit more foster parents in Buncombe County. “We currently have 300 kids in foster care in Buncombe County,” says Heather Hill-Pavone, Buncombe County Licensing Social Worker. “Only some of those kids get to stay in Buncombe County as we only have 100 licensed foster homes with BCHHS.” We need your help to let people in our community know about the upcoming Foster Parent Training Classes happening in 2020!
These courses begin the licensure process for becoming a foster parent. They are offered quarterly, for anyone in Buncombe County, who is interested in becoming a foster parent. While the next round of Foster Parent Training Classes starts on September 11, the classes for 2020 are NOW on the calendar! You can sign up by clicking this link.
- Winter Classes: Jan 16, 2020 through Feb 20, 2020 (Thursdays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
- Spring Classes: March 25, 2020 through April 29, 2020 (Wednesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden, NC
- Summer Classes: June 2, 2020 through July 7, 2020 (Tuesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden
- Fall Classes: September 14, 2020 through October 19, 2020 (Mondays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
Race starts 9 am
Starts at Carolina Day School
You adult child won’t speak to you? Find support through our weekly meetings, every Saturday, Sept. 7 – Nov. 9, 2019, 8:30 am to 9:45 am, at First Congregational Church Library, 1735 Fifth Avenue West. It’s not about who’s right or wrong. It’s about getting on with life.