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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Just Economics’ First General Meeting of 2020
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Join us for our first Bi-monthly General Meeting of 2020.  This is a great time to learn about and engage in the work of Just Economics with some wonderful people.  We will have food and meet all together from 6:30-7 and then divide into committees.  You are welcome to join in on any committee discussion (Policy Advocacy, Grassroots Education & Engagement, and Certification).  Everyone Welcome!

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Women’s Rights Celebration Luncheon
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Daphne at Twisted Laurel
Join Sterling Real Estate Partners as we celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage and its ties to Asheville. Our keynote speaker is Ann Sharpsteen, a best-selling author, international speaker, and consultant who has dedicated herself to empowering women to live their best lives.
In her talk, Ann will give a rollicking discussion about the bold and colorful life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to advocate for equal rights for women.
Admission to this event is $15, lunch will be provided and proceeds will be used to benefit fellow agents with medical expenses that cannot be met due to the high cost of healthcare for the self employed.
The meal will include a meat or vegetable lasagna option, garlic bread and salad.
For questions please email [email protected]. Please RSVP by 2/16/20, only 50 tickets are available and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Saturday, February 22, 2020
ASAP Business of Farming Conference
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
AB Tech Conference Center

The conference focuses on the business side of farming, offering beginning and established farmers financial, legal, management, and marketing tools to improve their farm businesses and make new professional connections.

The conference offers over a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including Achieve Your Farm Financial Goals, Developing Your Farm Brand, Selling to Restaurants, and more. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting gives farmers the chance to meet with buyers from area restaurants, groceries, and distributors. Farmers can receive individual support on legal, tax, labor, recordkeeping, and marketing issues during the extended lunch. Breakfast and lunch featuring local farm products is provided.

For the second year, the conference will include a free summit and leadership training for farmers market managers as well as a new farmers market fundraising forum. With more than 100 independent markets across the region, farmers markets are an important outlet for farmers to sell their products, build their customer base, and strengthen community ties. Interested market managers should contact Mike McCreary, [email protected], to pre-register for the summit.

Registration for the Business of Farming Conference is now open at asapconnections.org or by contacting ASAP at (828) 236-1282. Attendance is $75 per person by Feb. 1 and $95 beginning Feb. 2, with a discount for farm partners registering together. Sponsors for the Business of Farming Conference include Ingles Markets, Farm Burger, and Biltmore. Additional support comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Buncombe County Strategic Partnership, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Intro to the Startup Ecosystem
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pack Memorial Library

New to town and looking to get connected? Have a game-changing idea or sensational startup plan? Pack Memorial Library is presenting a free program to help kickstart your small business in Buncombe County.

Join Stephanie Kissell, co-founder of Supportedly and Jeff Kaplan, Director of Venture Asheville for a one hour primer on the local startup ecosystem.

Buncombe County Public Libraries are here to support entrepreneurs. Did you know we offer many resources to help you with your business? From meeting rooms with high speed Wi-Fi to online tools you can access from home, your BCPL library card is a free pass to core resources. A library representative will be on hand with information about the Ice House Entrepreneurial Program, a flexible online program designed to develop creativity, critical thinking, effective problem solving and other entrepreneurial skills. Ice House is available free through Buncombe County Public Libraries.

For more information about Ice House, click here.

This event will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at  in downtown Asheville. There is no charge and no reservations are required.

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020
WomanUP Workshop: Living into Leadership
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crowne Plaza

WomanUP
                          presents Living into Leadership

Join us to hear four unique women who live and work in our community share their stories of juggling business and personal life and being challenged to lead.

Cristina Hall Ackley – Founder/owner of Ginger’s Revenge and WomanUP’s 2019 Rising Star

Leah Ashburn – President/CEO of Highland Brewing Company and WomanUP’s 2019 Woman Executive of the Year

Jennifer Pharr Davis – Founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Company and WomanUP’s 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Libby Kyles – CEO of YWCA of Asheville

In our popular panel discussion format, these four local leaders will share how they’ve worked to embrace their leadership roles while keeping life in balance.

Monday, March 23, 2020
30th Annual Conference and Trade Show Carolina Recycling Association
Mar 23 all-day
Raleigh Convention Center

More than 500 representatives of recycling companies, local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, state recycling organizations and other non-profits will gather in Raleigh, NC – the vibrant capital of North Carolina – at the Raleigh Convention Center from March 23-26, 2020 to network, learn, plan, and influence issues affecting recycling in both states and beyond.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
30th Annual Conference and Trade Show Carolina Recycling Association
Mar 24 all-day
Raleigh Convention Center

More than 500 representatives of recycling companies, local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, state recycling organizations and other non-profits will gather in Raleigh, NC – the vibrant capital of North Carolina – at the Raleigh Convention Center from March 23-26, 2020 to network, learn, plan, and influence issues affecting recycling in both states and beyond.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
30th Annual Conference and Trade Show Carolina Recycling Association
Mar 25 all-day
Raleigh Convention Center

More than 500 representatives of recycling companies, local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, state recycling organizations and other non-profits will gather in Raleigh, NC – the vibrant capital of North Carolina – at the Raleigh Convention Center from March 23-26, 2020 to network, learn, plan, and influence issues affecting recycling in both states and beyond.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
30th Annual Conference and Trade Show Carolina Recycling Association
Mar 26 all-day
Raleigh Convention Center

More than 500 representatives of recycling companies, local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, state recycling organizations and other non-profits will gather in Raleigh, NC – the vibrant capital of North Carolina – at the Raleigh Convention Center from March 23-26, 2020 to network, learn, plan, and influence issues affecting recycling in both states and beyond.