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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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, August 8, 2020
Buncombe County Area Meal Sites
Aug 8 all-day
Buncombe County

Find locations around Buncombe County working hard to feed our community.

FOR STUDENTS: text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

View meal sites by geographical area, day of the week, and/or service type offered.

Free Hand Sanitizer for Henderson Organizations
Aug 8 all-day
GE Current

We recently restructured our Cleveland manufacturing facility to produce this FDA-recommended hand sanitizer
and are able to offer 432 gallons to the local groups who need it most.
To request, please fill out the form here https://forms.gecurrent.com/handsanitizer-hendersonville/ and schedule a
time to pick up your free hand sanitizer at our GE Current site. Pickup will be at 3010 Spartanburg Highway, East Flat
Rock, NC 28726 on August 11th and 12th 8-11am and August 13 2-4 pm. Please come to the front of the building near the flagpole. We ask that all visitors wear a face mask during the pickup.
Each allotment will include 4 gallons of sanitizer, and the proper spray nozzles and hand pumps, as supplies allow.
You may request up to 2 allotments (8 gallons).
We encourage you to act quickly, as we have a limited batch of sanitizer available. Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions about this offer, please reach out to Sylina Holbrook at [email protected] or
828-424-5467 or Lisa Richmond at [email protected] or 828-273-1506.

Grounding and Centering Morning Meditation
Aug 8 all-day
Online

Enjoy a relaxing 20 minute guided meditation with didgeridoo from Robin and Corey, recorded live from their home in Asheville.

Stay Active with Your Library Card
Aug 8 all-day
Online

You don’t need to give up your fitness or workout routine just because COVID-19 has you spending more time at home. If you’ve got a library card and access to WiFi, it’s easy to stay active with digital resources. (If you need a new library card or renewal, call Ask a Librarian at (828) 250-4700 or follow these steps.)

North Carolina Digital Library

UNC Weight Research Program: Free 8-week program Health-E From Home
Aug 8 all-day
Online

Health-e from Home is a free 8-week program designed to help you make a few small changes to your everyday health habits – and it can be done at home, or anywhere. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are evaluating the acceptability and usage of this free online program that is designed to help people who are spending more time at home due to COVID-19 build healthier habits.  Those who join the study will receive access to weekly lessons and tailored feedback from the study team that will encourage small changes to their eating, small increases in activity, and simple activities to promote well-being. Participants will complete a brief, 20-minute survey at the beginning and end of the program, as well as weekly check-in questions to help the study team provide personalized feedback to help individuals meet their health goals.  Those who are interested in focusing on maintaining or losing weight will also be invited to a private Facebook group to join other study members working to meet weight goals during the study. To learn more and find out if you are eligible to participate, please visit http://healthefromhome.org.

Your Voice Matters: Advocate for those experiencing poverty
Aug 8 all-day
Online
MANNA’s mission is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger, and an important part of this mission is advocating for those living in and experiencing the effects of poverty.
As a non-partisan organization, dedicated to sharing information about the issues affecting the people we serve together, MANNA does not endorse political parties or candidates. We simply ask people to work with our elected officials to make legislation that works for us all, and makes our region, our state, and our country stronger from the ground up.
If you are interested in receiving advocacy-related emails from MANNA FoodBank, please follow link. By clicking here, you are signing up to receive information from MANNA about ways you can use your voice, and actions you can take, to help work towards our vision of a hunger-free Western North Carolina.
Free Virtual Senior Group Exercise Class
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Online

Carey Leigh Phillips, owner of Silvermane Senior Fitness, offers a total body workout for seniors from the comfort of your own home.
*If you are not a senior and you’d like to attend, you are more than welcome to participate. This class is for adults only.

Let’s get moving! This 30 min class will focus on building strength, improving balance, and strengthening the mind-muscle connection by guiding you safely through various seated and standing exercises. No exercise equipment is required, just be sure to have a chair and a bottle of water.

To sign up for the program, please visit the link, select the dates you’d like to attend, and click register.
zoom.us…

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any problems signing up, please call the Ask A Librarian line at 250-4700 and we can help.

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Buncombe County Area Meal Sites
Aug 9 all-day
Buncombe County

Find locations around Buncombe County working hard to feed our community.

FOR STUDENTS: text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

View meal sites by geographical area, day of the week, and/or service type offered.

Free Hand Sanitizer for Henderson Organizations
Aug 9 all-day
GE Current

We recently restructured our Cleveland manufacturing facility to produce this FDA-recommended hand sanitizer
and are able to offer 432 gallons to the local groups who need it most.
To request, please fill out the form here https://forms.gecurrent.com/handsanitizer-hendersonville/ and schedule a
time to pick up your free hand sanitizer at our GE Current site. Pickup will be at 3010 Spartanburg Highway, East Flat
Rock, NC 28726 on August 11th and 12th 8-11am and August 13 2-4 pm. Please come to the front of the building near the flagpole. We ask that all visitors wear a face mask during the pickup.
Each allotment will include 4 gallons of sanitizer, and the proper spray nozzles and hand pumps, as supplies allow.
You may request up to 2 allotments (8 gallons).
We encourage you to act quickly, as we have a limited batch of sanitizer available. Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions about this offer, please reach out to Sylina Holbrook at [email protected] or
828-424-5467 or Lisa Richmond at [email protected] or 828-273-1506.

Grounding and Centering Morning Meditation
Aug 9 all-day
Online

Enjoy a relaxing 20 minute guided meditation with didgeridoo from Robin and Corey, recorded live from their home in Asheville.

Stay Active with Your Library Card
Aug 9 all-day
Online

You don’t need to give up your fitness or workout routine just because COVID-19 has you spending more time at home. If you’ve got a library card and access to WiFi, it’s easy to stay active with digital resources. (If you need a new library card or renewal, call Ask a Librarian at (828) 250-4700 or follow these steps.)

North Carolina Digital Library

UNC Weight Research Program: Free 8-week program Health-E From Home
Aug 9 all-day
Online

Health-e from Home is a free 8-week program designed to help you make a few small changes to your everyday health habits – and it can be done at home, or anywhere. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are evaluating the acceptability and usage of this free online program that is designed to help people who are spending more time at home due to COVID-19 build healthier habits.  Those who join the study will receive access to weekly lessons and tailored feedback from the study team that will encourage small changes to their eating, small increases in activity, and simple activities to promote well-being. Participants will complete a brief, 20-minute survey at the beginning and end of the program, as well as weekly check-in questions to help the study team provide personalized feedback to help individuals meet their health goals.  Those who are interested in focusing on maintaining or losing weight will also be invited to a private Facebook group to join other study members working to meet weight goals during the study. To learn more and find out if you are eligible to participate, please visit http://healthefromhome.org.

Your Voice Matters: Advocate for those experiencing poverty
Aug 9 all-day
Online
MANNA’s mission is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger, and an important part of this mission is advocating for those living in and experiencing the effects of poverty.
As a non-partisan organization, dedicated to sharing information about the issues affecting the people we serve together, MANNA does not endorse political parties or candidates. We simply ask people to work with our elected officials to make legislation that works for us all, and makes our region, our state, and our country stronger from the ground up.
If you are interested in receiving advocacy-related emails from MANNA FoodBank, please follow link. By clicking here, you are signing up to receive information from MANNA about ways you can use your voice, and actions you can take, to help work towards our vision of a hunger-free Western North Carolina.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Free Hand Sanitizer for Henderson Organizations
Aug 10 all-day
GE Current

We recently restructured our Cleveland manufacturing facility to produce this FDA-recommended hand sanitizer
and are able to offer 432 gallons to the local groups who need it most.
To request, please fill out the form here https://forms.gecurrent.com/handsanitizer-hendersonville/ and schedule a
time to pick up your free hand sanitizer at our GE Current site. Pickup will be at 3010 Spartanburg Highway, East Flat
Rock, NC 28726 on August 11th and 12th 8-11am and August 13 2-4 pm. Please come to the front of the building near the flagpole. We ask that all visitors wear a face mask during the pickup.
Each allotment will include 4 gallons of sanitizer, and the proper spray nozzles and hand pumps, as supplies allow.
You may request up to 2 allotments (8 gallons).
We encourage you to act quickly, as we have a limited batch of sanitizer available. Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions about this offer, please reach out to Sylina Holbrook at [email protected] or
828-424-5467 or Lisa Richmond at [email protected] or 828-273-1506.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Childbirth + Hospital Orientation Class
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reuter Outpatient Center

Whether you have already decided on us as your hospital choice, or if you are still in the decision making process, our orientation classes can help. They are designed to help you plan for your upcoming delivery. We will cover things like finding your way around the hospital, what to expect during your stay and even go over tips for preparing to bring your baby home, your first days with baby and caring for mom after delivery.

This class is free. Please register for mom only, each mom is allowed to bring one support person with them.

If you have to cancel this reservation, please call us at 828-213-8561.

Childbirth Classes

Pardee UNC Health: Living Beyond with Breast Cancer Series Online
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online

e Living Beyond Breast
Cancer, a survivorship series for young women affected by breast cancer, to a virtual platform. The
series will take place throughout the month of August and will provide answers and resources on
some of the most common concerns for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age
of 45. Topics include sex and intimacy, early menopause, the long-term effects of treatment and selfcare after breast cancer.
The sessions are free and will be offered Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. via a
live webinar. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.pardeehospital.org/classesevents/.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is
managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several
locations separate from the main campus including a comprehensive physician practice network, a
cancer center, three urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to
find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Brevard Music Center Main Parking Lot
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing For the Uninsured
The Brevard Music Center in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation announces a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site exclusively for those on Medicare and those who are uninsured.When: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Testing begins on Wednesday, July 15.

Where: Brevard Music Center Main Parking lot (entrance on Music Camp Road off Probart Street)

Who: Testing available exclusively to those who are uninsured and those on Medicare. (Please note: This testing is not available to persons holding private health insurance or on Medicaid. Please consult your doctor for testing.)

Questions: For more information, visit our website or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Keystone Laboratory of Asheville will administer the COVID-19 tests and antibody tests, with results available within 96 hours.
Be Red Cross Ready- Emergency Preparedness Virtual Programs
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Online

This class is designed to help adults understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to disasters by focusing on a step-by- step approach that is manageable, action-oriented, and affordable.
The program introduces basic emergency preparedness skills, goes through the current causes, signs and prevention of COVID-19 and goes over the risks inherent to local disasters. We will then discuss how to prepare, respond appropriately, and the basic steps to stay safe after any of these disasters.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
The Blood Connection: FREE Bloomin’ Onion voucher! at Outback
Aug 13 all-day
The Blood Connection

donate blood and earn Outback Steakhouse rewards

VISIT:

https://thebloodconnection.org/outback/?fbclid=IwAR1atg5dOe3gxhuljqpCF1myxtpVmhy9iw-I60scxKkk_U69G-iZjO5fYCU  to find your nearest location and timea!

Give back, Outback, repeat. Every Thursday during August, all blood donations made at a TBC Center will receive 400 reward points and a FREE Bloomin’ Onion voucher! You can also cash in those points for an Outback Steakhouse – National gift card and make it a whole meal! To find out more or to make an appointment: thebloodconnection.org/outback/

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Brevard Music Center Main Parking Lot
Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing For the Uninsured
The Brevard Music Center in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation announces a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site exclusively for those on Medicare and those who are uninsured.When: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Testing begins on Wednesday, July 15.

Where: Brevard Music Center Main Parking lot (entrance on Music Camp Road off Probart Street)

Who: Testing available exclusively to those who are uninsured and those on Medicare. (Please note: This testing is not available to persons holding private health insurance or on Medicaid. Please consult your doctor for testing.)

Questions: For more information, visit our website or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Keystone Laboratory of Asheville will administer the COVID-19 tests and antibody tests, with results available within 96 hours.