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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Henderson County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments are Now Open to All Groups
Apr 17 all-day
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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments 

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open to all groups. Appointment options will be posted below when available.

  • Please check next week for more appointments 

Henderson County Call Center: 828-585-4700 | Screening Form

Vaccine Appointment Frequently Asked Questions 

NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center: 888-675-4567


North Carolina Vaccine Information | Dashboard | Find a Vaccine Location

Vaccine Fact Sheets: Pfizer | Moderna | Janssen (J&J)


Other Henderson County COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Need a lift to your vaccination appointment?

Henderson County residents may contact Apple Country Transportation for a free ride to their pre-scheduled vaccination appointment. Busses are clean, safe and comfortable and serve COVID-19 immunization clinics throughout Henderson County. Call (828) 698-8571 to schedule a ride.

 

Hiking for Hunger
Apr 17 all-day
Online w/ Hiking for Hunger

Former Volunteer Manager, Micah Tomlinson, and former MANNA Community Market Driver, Keeka Grant-Tomlinson, began hiking the Appalachian Trail together as part of Hiking for Hunger – a fundraiser created by both of them to help raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in WNC, while also raising funds for MANNA FoodBank.
To follow along with their thru-hike and to learn more about Hiking for Hunger, Hiking for Hunger | Making miles for meals in Western North Carolina.
Johnson + Johnson COVID Vaccine Update from Pardee UNC Health Care
Apr 17 all-day
Blue Ridge Community College
Out of an abundance of caution and in light of recent calls by the US FDA and CDC to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, Pardee will not be scheduling any new appointments for this vaccine until further information is available and the few instances of serious side effects among those who have received the vaccine can be investigated.
The FDA made the decision to pause dosing after 6 women from across the US developed a rare type of blood clot involving the brain within days of receiving the vaccine. Although these events were very rare and it is still unclear if the clots were related to the vaccine, dosing with the J&J vaccine is being stopped while they are fully investigated.
If you have received the J&J vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, please contact your health care provider.
Pardee UNC Health Care is able to offer vaccination appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at Blue Ridge Community College. The Pfizer vaccine has not been linked to blood clots and has been given to many more people. If you would like a Pfizer vaccine, please visit yourshot.org/ or call Call (828) 694-8222 to schedule that appointment.
Registration Open for Senior Games + Silver Arts 2021
Apr 17 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

Each spring, hundreds of locals 50+ years-old enjoy participating in the Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts. This year’s program will be held at locations throughout Buncombe County from the week of Apr. 19 through May 19 (tentative). There is no registration fee this year.

To register, fill out a registration form (see documents below) or register online at ncseniorgames.org.

Sports include bowling, croquet, football throw, softball throw, golf, putt-putt, cycling, track and field, archery, cheerleading, swimming, billiards, badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, tennis, and table tennis. Age categories start at 50 and increase at five year intervals.

Silver Arts categories are classified as Heritage (quilting, woodwork, crochet, basket weaving, jewelry, needlework, tole painting, weaving, knitting, pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, and woodturning), Visual (solo, small group, and large group), Performing, Literary (poem, short story, essay, and life experience), and Contemporary. Art pieces will be displayed online.

Registration open: Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition
Apr 17 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Parks and Rec.
Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.

 

The games will be held April 19 through May 19 and feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events.  All in-person competitions will be held outdoors with enhanced health and safety protocols.  All participants qualify for the North Carolina State Games.

 

The juried Silver Arts competition includes media from visual and performing arts categories and will be held in an entirely virtual format.

 

Registration is free and available through April 19.  There are two ways to register — click here to register online or print a paper application by clicking here.

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is committed to providing quality programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, visit our website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

The Partner Agency Map: Who is your nearest food partner?
Apr 17 all-day
Online w/ Manna Food Bank
The Partner Agency Map:
Who is your nearest food partner?
Do you know your nearest local resource for free food?
Take a moment from your day and view the Partner Agency Map to learn more about your local resources are for free food. Whether you are looking for supplemental food yourself or know someone who may be, this information is great to know and share.
To create a food secure WNC we need to make sure we’re aware of the resources we have available for ourselves and the people in our personal networks.

FIND A FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION NEAR YOU

The MANNA Partner Network of over 200 nonprofit pantries, meal sites, and other community-based organizations help residents to access free food across 16 western North Carolina counties. Use the map below to find MANNA partners close to you, or search the up-to-date listing of food partners (by county).

UNC Asheville Opens On-Campus Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with MAHEC
Apr 17 all-day
UNC Asheville Reuter Center
TIME AND DATES VARY
Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, UNC Asheville has a new role to play in combating COVID-19, expanding the campus’ commitment of care and compassion beyond the classrooms and into the community, as the Reuter Center has been transformed into a COVID-19 immunization site in partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC).

“MAHEC and UNCA are eager to urgently vaccinate as many people as possible every week until COVID is no longer present in Western North Carolina,” commented MAHEC’s CEO Jeff Heck. “UNCA is a great partner and together we will work to bring the vaccine to as many residents as possible.”

The site continues to call individuals as vaccine shipments arrive. Schedule updates and frequently asked questions will be posted at https://coronavirus.unca.edu/faq/covid-19-vaccine/, and individuals will be contacted directly with their appointment details.

URGENT NEED: Blood Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low
Apr 17 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Blood Connection

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Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low

The Blood Connection extends collection hours in response to urgent need

 

 

The Blood Connection, the community blood center, is seeing historically low blood donor turnout and has extended its center hours in response to this urgent need. According to the latest TBC data, local hospitals have consumed twice as much blood as the community has donated. If this trend continues, it could cause a blood rationing event or blood shortage for hospitals in this community. Donation centers are now open earlier and later to accommodate more blood donors.

URGENT NEED: Blood Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low
Apr 17 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Blood Connection

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Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low

The Blood Connection extends collection hours in response to urgent need

 

 

The Blood Connection, the community blood center, is seeing historically low blood donor turnout and has extended its center hours in response to this urgent need. According to the latest TBC data, local hospitals have consumed twice as much blood as the community has donated. If this trend continues, it could cause a blood rationing event or blood shortage for hospitals in this community. Donation centers are now open earlier and later to accommodate more blood donors.

American Rescue Plan Act Impacts to COBRA Health Insurance
Apr 17 @ 6:29 pm – 7:29 pm
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete has shared guidance on the impacts to COBRA resulting from the American Rescue Plan Act through their Legal Bulletin #876.
According to the bulletin: if an individual became or becomes eligible for COBRA because of an involuntary change in status, and if the individual has any eligibility left between April 1 and September 30, 2021, and if the individual doesn’t have other coverage available through a spouse’s employment or the individual’s new employment, then he or she will get “free” COBRA coverage. The employer then can recoup the costs with a credit on payroll taxes. The plan sponsor will have to do a great deal of administrative work figuring out how to send which notice to which individuals.
Employer-sponsored health plans will be required to provide six months of “free” COBRA coverage to most plan participants who
  • Are eligible for COBRA continuation coverage, and
  • Lose coverage because of involuntary employment termination or reduction in hours.
The Plan must inform the eligible individual about the new benefit and provide the option to sign up for what amounts to a premium waiver for the six-month period. An employee or former employee will be eligible for this “free” coverage benefit if any of the following apply during the April 1-September 30 time period:
  • The individual becomes eligible for COBRA coverage
  • The individual currently has COBRA coverage,
  • The individual would have been eligible for COBRA coverage but declined it
  • And the individual is not eligible for other coverage, including through new employment or a spouse’s plan.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Henderson County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments are Now Open to All Groups
Apr 18 all-day
varies

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments 

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open to all groups. Appointment options will be posted below when available.

  • Please check next week for more appointments 

Henderson County Call Center: 828-585-4700 | Screening Form

Vaccine Appointment Frequently Asked Questions 

NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center: 888-675-4567


North Carolina Vaccine Information | Dashboard | Find a Vaccine Location

Vaccine Fact Sheets: Pfizer | Moderna | Janssen (J&J)


Other Henderson County COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Need a lift to your vaccination appointment?

Henderson County residents may contact Apple Country Transportation for a free ride to their pre-scheduled vaccination appointment. Busses are clean, safe and comfortable and serve COVID-19 immunization clinics throughout Henderson County. Call (828) 698-8571 to schedule a ride.

 

Hiking for Hunger
Apr 18 all-day
Online w/ Hiking for Hunger

Former Volunteer Manager, Micah Tomlinson, and former MANNA Community Market Driver, Keeka Grant-Tomlinson, began hiking the Appalachian Trail together as part of Hiking for Hunger – a fundraiser created by both of them to help raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in WNC, while also raising funds for MANNA FoodBank.
To follow along with their thru-hike and to learn more about Hiking for Hunger, Hiking for Hunger | Making miles for meals in Western North Carolina.
Johnson + Johnson COVID Vaccine Update from Pardee UNC Health Care
Apr 18 all-day
Blue Ridge Community College
Out of an abundance of caution and in light of recent calls by the US FDA and CDC to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, Pardee will not be scheduling any new appointments for this vaccine until further information is available and the few instances of serious side effects among those who have received the vaccine can be investigated.
The FDA made the decision to pause dosing after 6 women from across the US developed a rare type of blood clot involving the brain within days of receiving the vaccine. Although these events were very rare and it is still unclear if the clots were related to the vaccine, dosing with the J&J vaccine is being stopped while they are fully investigated.
If you have received the J&J vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, please contact your health care provider.
Pardee UNC Health Care is able to offer vaccination appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at Blue Ridge Community College. The Pfizer vaccine has not been linked to blood clots and has been given to many more people. If you would like a Pfizer vaccine, please visit yourshot.org/ or call Call (828) 694-8222 to schedule that appointment.
Registration Open for Senior Games + Silver Arts 2021
Apr 18 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

Each spring, hundreds of locals 50+ years-old enjoy participating in the Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts. This year’s program will be held at locations throughout Buncombe County from the week of Apr. 19 through May 19 (tentative). There is no registration fee this year.

To register, fill out a registration form (see documents below) or register online at ncseniorgames.org.

Sports include bowling, croquet, football throw, softball throw, golf, putt-putt, cycling, track and field, archery, cheerleading, swimming, billiards, badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, tennis, and table tennis. Age categories start at 50 and increase at five year intervals.

Silver Arts categories are classified as Heritage (quilting, woodwork, crochet, basket weaving, jewelry, needlework, tole painting, weaving, knitting, pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, and woodturning), Visual (solo, small group, and large group), Performing, Literary (poem, short story, essay, and life experience), and Contemporary. Art pieces will be displayed online.

Registration open: Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition
Apr 18 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Parks and Rec.
Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.

 

The games will be held April 19 through May 19 and feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events.  All in-person competitions will be held outdoors with enhanced health and safety protocols.  All participants qualify for the North Carolina State Games.

 

The juried Silver Arts competition includes media from visual and performing arts categories and will be held in an entirely virtual format.

 

Registration is free and available through April 19.  There are two ways to register — click here to register online or print a paper application by clicking here.

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is committed to providing quality programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, visit our website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

The Partner Agency Map: Who is your nearest food partner?
Apr 18 all-day
Online w/ Manna Food Bank
The Partner Agency Map:
Who is your nearest food partner?
Do you know your nearest local resource for free food?
Take a moment from your day and view the Partner Agency Map to learn more about your local resources are for free food. Whether you are looking for supplemental food yourself or know someone who may be, this information is great to know and share.
To create a food secure WNC we need to make sure we’re aware of the resources we have available for ourselves and the people in our personal networks.

FIND A FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION NEAR YOU

The MANNA Partner Network of over 200 nonprofit pantries, meal sites, and other community-based organizations help residents to access free food across 16 western North Carolina counties. Use the map below to find MANNA partners close to you, or search the up-to-date listing of food partners (by county).

UNC Asheville Opens On-Campus Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with MAHEC
Apr 18 all-day
UNC Asheville Reuter Center
TIME AND DATES VARY
Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, UNC Asheville has a new role to play in combating COVID-19, expanding the campus’ commitment of care and compassion beyond the classrooms and into the community, as the Reuter Center has been transformed into a COVID-19 immunization site in partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC).

“MAHEC and UNCA are eager to urgently vaccinate as many people as possible every week until COVID is no longer present in Western North Carolina,” commented MAHEC’s CEO Jeff Heck. “UNCA is a great partner and together we will work to bring the vaccine to as many residents as possible.”

The site continues to call individuals as vaccine shipments arrive. Schedule updates and frequently asked questions will be posted at https://coronavirus.unca.edu/faq/covid-19-vaccine/, and individuals will be contacted directly with their appointment details.

URGENT NEED: Blood Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Blood Connection

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Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low

The Blood Connection extends collection hours in response to urgent need

 

 

The Blood Connection, the community blood center, is seeing historically low blood donor turnout and has extended its center hours in response to this urgent need. According to the latest TBC data, local hospitals have consumed twice as much blood as the community has donated. If this trend continues, it could cause a blood rationing event or blood shortage for hospitals in this community. Donation centers are now open earlier and later to accommodate more blood donors.

URGENT NEED: Blood Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Blood Connection

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Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low

The Blood Connection extends collection hours in response to urgent need

 

 

The Blood Connection, the community blood center, is seeing historically low blood donor turnout and has extended its center hours in response to this urgent need. According to the latest TBC data, local hospitals have consumed twice as much blood as the community has donated. If this trend continues, it could cause a blood rationing event or blood shortage for hospitals in this community. Donation centers are now open earlier and later to accommodate more blood donors.

American Rescue Plan Act Impacts to COBRA Health Insurance
Apr 18 @ 6:29 pm – 7:29 pm
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete has shared guidance on the impacts to COBRA resulting from the American Rescue Plan Act through their Legal Bulletin #876.
According to the bulletin: if an individual became or becomes eligible for COBRA because of an involuntary change in status, and if the individual has any eligibility left between April 1 and September 30, 2021, and if the individual doesn’t have other coverage available through a spouse’s employment or the individual’s new employment, then he or she will get “free” COBRA coverage. The employer then can recoup the costs with a credit on payroll taxes. The plan sponsor will have to do a great deal of administrative work figuring out how to send which notice to which individuals.
Employer-sponsored health plans will be required to provide six months of “free” COBRA coverage to most plan participants who
  • Are eligible for COBRA continuation coverage, and
  • Lose coverage because of involuntary employment termination or reduction in hours.
The Plan must inform the eligible individual about the new benefit and provide the option to sign up for what amounts to a premium waiver for the six-month period. An employee or former employee will be eligible for this “free” coverage benefit if any of the following apply during the April 1-September 30 time period:
  • The individual becomes eligible for COBRA coverage
  • The individual currently has COBRA coverage,
  • The individual would have been eligible for COBRA coverage but declined it
  • And the individual is not eligible for other coverage, including through new employment or a spouse’s plan.