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.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Massage
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm
Happy Body

Craving a massage? Explore the rejuvenating world of our cozy Asheville wellness studio! Nestled just outside downtown, our small local studios provide a serene haven for massage, pilates, yoga, and workshops.
Indulge in integrative, restorative, and therapeutic massages available Monday through Saturday. Say goodbye to parking hassles downtown as our peaceful space offers a tranquil escape.
Book your next massage with us online. Can’t find your preferred time slot? Reach out, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Experience the bliss of wellness in the heart of Asheville – your relaxation journey begins here!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
First Baptist Church

Did you know that just one blood donation can help save up to three lives? The American Red Cross is currently experiencing an emergency blood shortage and reports the nation is facing the lowest number of blood donations in 20 years. If you would like to help, you can donate blood at the upcoming 14th Annual Battle of the Badges, a friendly competition between Buncombe County and Asheville first responders.

Last year, Battle of the Badges was able to collect a total of 160 units of blood that helped change the lives of patients in need. Help us match or exceed that goal during this year’s blood drive.

  • Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2024
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21
  • 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., in Asheville

You can schedule an appointment at   RedCrossBlood.org and enter “avlbattleofbadges” or call 800-RED-CROSS

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Reconnect for Resilience
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm
online
Virtual Event
Online via Zoom. Will receive Zoom link upon registration.

Reconnect for Resilience trainings offer community members a set of easy – to- use tools to stay well in the face of adversity. In this 14-hour class, participants will learn what happens when our brains and bodies are stressed, and are given tools to stay healthy, connected, and resilient during tough times.

The tools we teach are intended for everyone, no matter where they are on the stress-trauma continuum, and are designed to bring the nervous system back into balance and help people return to their Resilient Zone.

This two-day virtual training will be held online via Zoom. Please register by visiting bit.ly/RFRFEB24

CEU’s available and limited scholarships available. See more information at the registration page.

Friday, February 23, 2024
Community Health Fair
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

We are excited to partner with the Western Carolina University School of Nursing to offer a free Community Health Fair on Friday, Feb. 23, from 3 – 6:30 pm. Drop in any time from 3 – 6:30; we’ll have blood pressure, blood sugar, and mental health screenings, along with cancer prevention and screening. You can sign up for our free community dinners and get community referrals and learn more about community resources. Start the new year out right by taking care of yourself and your loved ones. We’ll see you on February 23rd!

Pardee Hospital Foundation Casino Night
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Burntshirt Vineyards

Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Casino Night will feature casino games with live dealers, musical entertainment, exciting raffle opportunities, delicious food and locally sourced beer and wine. Proceeds from this year’s event will support Pardee’s growing cardiology program. Casino Games will include: Double Roulette Blackjack Full Size Craps Texas Hold’em Don’t miss out on the action, bring your friends, family or office colleagues to enjoy a unique night of fun all for a good cause! By attending or sponsoring this event you are ensuring access to quality and timely Cardiac care here in Western North Carolina.

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Full Moon Breakthrough Breathworkshop with Sound Baths
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Magictown Movement Studio

To celebrate this February full moon, embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner healing through our groundbreaking Breathwork Meditation Workshop including 2 Sound Baths! During this immersive experience you will be guided through a powerful Breathwork practice to help you massively release stress, heal past wounds and traumas, access deeper levels of awareness, and connect more profoundly to Source.

Led by two professional highly experienced facilitators with over 60 years experience between them, this workshop will
deepen your connection with your breath and unlock its incredible potential for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

We are delighted to have Kat Houghton again facilitate sound baths to complete each of the Breathwork Meditation Sessions.

Join a group of like-minded individuals on the path to self-discovery in a supportive nurturing environment on the beautiful island in Marshall on one of the oldest rivers in the world.

You may come to the full day (10am-4.30pm, recommended, ) which includes two Breathwork Meditation Sessions with sound baths and a session of Self-discovery. You may also come to the first Breathwork Meditation Session with sound bath only (10am-1pm,) or the second Breathwork Session with sound bath only (1.30pm-4.30pm.).

Ancient Tools for Personal Empowerment
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dobra Tea East

Set within the magical space of the Dobra Tea East, you’ll be transported into an alchemical world designed to empower and uplift your spirit. Topics covered will be the inner alchemy of a soul’s spiritual awakening and the ancient tools that can assist the process.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Free Acupuncture Sessions
Feb 27 all-day
YWCA of Asheville

Thanks to YWCA member Megan Smith, we are partnering with Affordable Acupuncture Asheville to offer a great benefit to our YWCA community. We will offer free 10 minute ear acupuncture sessions Tuesday evenings in February. Megan, one of the co-owners of Affordable Acupuncture Asheville, will be the main facilitator of these sessions. Sessions will be free to both members and non-members. Pre-registration is not required; just come in and sign up for a 10 minute time slot the day-of. The sign up sheet will be in the fitness studio, and sessions are first-come first-serve.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
GriefShare Support
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Living Savior Lutheran Church

GriefShare is a Christ-centered support group for all people
experiencing grief and loss of a loved one. The next session is scheduled to start Tuesday
afternoons beginning March 5th from 12:00 (noon) to 2:00 PM for 13-weeks and offered by
Living Savior Lutheran Church & Preschool in Asheville. No fees are required. Interested parties
can join this forum at any time through May 28th
.
GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions
include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?”
and “Guilt and Anger.” Meetings will be held at 301 Overlook Road location in South Asheville
– off of Long Shoals Road.
For more information, email us at [email protected]. Brochures are available to distribute
in your organization.
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About Living Savior Lutheran Church:
Living Savior Lutheran Church’s mission is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all
people. Started in 1977 with two families meeting in their homes, Living Savior has grown from
a location in Hendersonville to 301 Overlook Road in South Asheville and now a second location
is planned in Hendersonville on 200 Upward Road. Living Savior serves as an important
member in the community, serving those around with camps, study, events, weddings, funerals,
baptisms and worship all centered on the love of God in Jesus Christ our Savior. He and his Word
as written are the focus of all that we do. Through our national church body – WELS, Wisconsin
Evangelical Lutheran Synod, we are able to reach people all over the world. We represent over
370,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1300 congregations in North America alone

Friday, March 8, 2024
An Afternoon for Lifelong Gardening
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Black Mountain Library

Is gardening becoming more physically challenging as time goes by? Are you concerned with keeping things easy and safe in your garden? Master Gardeners will give you a fresh look at gardening as you and your garden mature.
They’ll share some ways to modify your gardens and some ways to stay physically safe and strong as you work. They’ll discuss tools choices and show some new ergonomic and adaptive tools.
You are sure to come away with a new look at your garden and some great ideas that will keep you gardening for a lifetime.
This is a three-hour program. There will be breaks, snacks and a chance to handle the tools.

Monday, March 11, 2024
Mat Pilates
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Happy Body

Discover the transformative power of Mat Pilates focusing on body awareness, toning muscles, improving flexibility, and fostering overall well-being. With exercises performed on a simple mat and utilizing your body weight as resistance, Mat Pilates provides a versatile and accessible fitness option suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners. Immerse yourself in a holistic approach to fitness and well-being with Mat Pilates – no special equipment required, just your commitment to a healthier, more balanced you.

Monday, March 18, 2024
Healing Sound Bath + Meditation
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm
Happy Body

Join us as we embrace the arrival of spring with our Sound Bath and Meditation Workshop. Awaken your senses, align your spirit, and embrace the renewal of the season. Reserve your spot now for an evening of deep relaxation and inner harmony.

· Cacao Ceremony

· Meditation and Journaling

· Healing Sound Bath

Happy Body Biltmore Village – 25 Reed St. Suite 210 – $49pp

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Berries !!!
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Interested in delving into cultivating fruits but not sure how to start? Berry plants are great examples of fruiting plants that grow well in our area. Henderson County Specialized Extension Agent Craig Mauney will discuss cultivation and horticultural techniques for berry plants.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Music and Mind: A Conversation with Renée Fleming
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm
Gunter Theatre

From Alzheimer patients and those with Parkinson’s disease, to young people battling depression, the documented impacts of music on the mind are profound. Scientists continue to use music to gain a better understanding of the brain’s complex functioning.

In Music and Mind, presented in more than fifty cities around the world, soprano and arts & health advocate Renée Fleming invites leading local scientists, physicians, and practitioners to join her, offering illuminating discussions and sharing the latest findings about this growing field. You are invited to join Renée, in conversation with artist and music therapist Kyshona Armstrong, MT-BC; Converse University professor and music therapist Liz Eggerding, PhD, MT-BC; and more to be announced as they discuss the benefits of music and the impact that the arts can have on members of our broader community.

Additional speakers to be announced.

Renée Fleming, recently named a World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health, is a leading advocate for the study of the powerful connections between the arts and health. As Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée has spearheaded the Sound Health collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and she partners with other leading organizations and initiatives to bring attention to research and practice at the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience. Renée is Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins/Aspen Institute NeuroArts Blueprint and Founding Advisor for the Sound Health Network at UCSF, and her foundation has supported research projects including the NIH Music-Based Intervention Toolkit and the Renée Fleming NeuroArts Investigator Awards. Renée’s advocacy work has earned her Research! America’s Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion and the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award. Her new anthology, Music and Mind: Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness, will be published by Viking Penguin on April 9, 2024.

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Healing Sound concert inside the Salt Cave
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave

Join us for a beautiful sound healing concert inside the Salt Cave. The concert will be performed by Billy From @Skinny Beats Sound Shop. Come enjoy the sounds of the handpan, gong, crystal bowls as well as many other various instruments. The music will vibrate through the walls of the salt cave and reach to the deepest part of your soul. These two treatments combined create wonderful space for deep healing.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
She Slays 5K
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am
Pardee Cancer Center

Uniting Communities: Inaugural She Slays 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Empowers Women

In a celebration of solidarity and empowerment, the inaugural She Slays 5K and One Mile Fun Run is set to kick off on April 20th, bringing together individuals from all walks of life to support the Women Helping Women program at UNC Health Pardee.

This exciting event aims to foster a sense of community while raising crucial funds for a program dedicated to uplifting and supporting women in need.

Participants of all ages and fitness levels are invited to lace up their running shoes and join in the festivities. Whether racing to beat personal records or strolling leisurely, everyone’s participation contributes to the greater cause of empowering women in our community.

Registration for this event is now open – Register for She Slays Now.

Download the She-Slays Sponsorship Pledge Form Here

Thursday, May 2, 2024
CMDA National Convention
May 2 – May 5 all-day
Ridgecrest Conference Center

This convention provides great opportunities for you to transform as you fellowship with Christian healthcare professionals, learn about current health and social issues, renew your faith through worship and network with exhibiting organizations. You don’t want to miss this event!

 

 

Who should attend the National Convention?

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Optometrists, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Administrators and Office Staff, Residents, Students, all other healthcare professionals, and spouses of all healthcare professionals.

Friday, May 3, 2024
Chamber Challenge: 5k Celebrating Workplace Wellness
May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber Challenge is designed to promote community wellness through friendly competition between businesses in the Asheville area. Encourage your co-workers, family and friends to participate. Whether you walk every step or sprint to the finish, we know you’re up to the challenge!

Saturday, May 4, 2024
In Time for Mother’s Day: DIY Self-Care Products
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Looking for a chance to celebrate mom and make her a unique gift?  Or are you wanting to learn a new skill?  In this fun introductory class led by Judy Peacock, you will learn to make your own herbal self-care products including an oatmeal rose honey scrub, a rose clay mask, and herbal tea blend. It’s the perfect way to spend time with mom, or make something for yourself.  Each participant will take home a honey scrub, a clay mask blend, and an herbal tranquil tea blend.

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Jump Off Rock Half Marathon + 10K
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jump Off Rock

Discover the beauty of the 4th annual Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k presented by Hunter Subaru and UNC Health Pardee, an endurance running event unlike any other! Experience the thrill of one of the most scenic and fastest half marathon races in the south, running “downhill to downtown.” The Half has garnered a reputation as the most breathtaking and picturesque downhill half marathon in the Southeast, and it’s no wonder why!

Starting at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the highest peak of the Town of Laurel Park, endurance runners will be captivated by the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the colorful blooms and blossoms of spring. Then, continue on the gently downhill and picturesque 13.1 mile route that leads straight to the heart of downtown Hendersonville at Main Street.

The 10k race is fast and fun, commencing at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. Runners can join in with the half marathoners along the route and enjoy the beauty of the Town of Hendersonville that surrounds them. The 10k route is moderately flat and has a couple of gentle rollers throughout.

Finish line festivities await all participants at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street, creating a vibrant atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the inspiring beauty of the Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k, an event that promises to inspire and captivate you like no other!

EXCITING NEWS: Both races are now USATF Sanctioned AND Certified!