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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Creating a Fall and Winter Natural Health Home Apothecary with Ashley English
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fairview Library

It has long been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Looking ahead to cold & flu season, do your future self a favor and prepare for wellness now. Join author, teacher, and homesteader Ashley English as she shares information about and demos how to create the following fall and winter home apothecary remedies:

Elderberry & Honey Syrup
Fire Cider
Cough Syrup
Mustard Bath
Decongestant Balm

Ashley English is the author of 11 books, including all 5 books in her “Homemade Living series” (Canning & Preserving, Keeping Chickens, Keeping Bees, Home Dairy, and Home Apothecary), as well as A Year of Pies; Quench; Handmade Gatherings; A Year Of Picnics; The Essential Book of Homesteading; and Southern From Scratch.

She holds degrees in holistic nutrition and sociology, and is an alumnus of both The University of North Carolina at Asheville and Clayton College of Natural Health. She has worked over the years with a number of nonprofit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues. She regularly contributes to a number of international, national, and regional print publications.

This program is financially supported by the Friends of Fairview Library

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Homemade Health + Wellness Series with Ashley English
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enka-Candler Library

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Join us throughout the spring and summer for a class series focusing on homemade health and wellness items with author, teacher, and homesteader, Ashley English. For each class, Ashley will be bringing materials and demonstrating how to make each item. Several handouts will be given to attendees and they’ll detail everything needed for creating the project at home. The class will take place on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6 PM.
Please register so we know how many people to expect. Class is free to attend and takes place in our library community room. Please call 828-250-4758 or visit the library events calendar at buncombecounty.org/library and scroll to the date to sign up!
April 26- Spring Cleaning: All Purpose Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Wood Polish, Vinyl & Linoleum Floor Cleaner, Citrus Concentrate, Rug & Carpet Odor Sprinkle
May 24- Spring Preserves: Strawberry Jam, Quick Pickled Radishes, Beet & Dill Relish, Pickled Asparagus
June 28- Strawberries: Jam, Sauce, Frozen, Vinegar, Quick Pickled
July 26- Natural Body: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, Rosemary Hair Oil. Easy Baking Soda Exfoliant, Rosewater Toner, Everyday Face Oil
August 23- Natural Health: -Bugs Away Insect Repellant, Boo Boo Goo, Sunburn Soother, Electrolyte Replenisher, Sleep Salve
September 27 – Home Canning: Materials & Equipment, Methods, Safety, Storage, Favorite Seasonal Recipe
Ashley English is the author of 11 books, on topics ranging from raising chickens to canning & preserving, and from hosting potlucks to homemade health & wellness products. From handcrafted pies, to natural crafting, Ashley is enamored with all things DIY, slow, and fun! She lives in a forested cove in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband Glenn (with whom she works together full-time), their two young sons, Huxley and Alistair, and a menagerie of animals. (smallmeasure.com)
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Enka-Candler Library.
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Infinite and Abundance
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crystal Visions

Are you ready to fully receive? A life of plenty and great abundance in every aspect of life is your birthright. In this program, Adora will guide you through the mystical practices of manifestation with 3 6 9 and how to harness ancient alchemical practices in a modern-day world. You will then be able to use this knowledge daily to open and receive in more harmonious and abundant ways. You will experience rare and sacred aromatics, crystal healing, and vibrational attunement to open, clear and activate your frequence and elevate your magnetic point of attraction with the universe.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
16th Annual HEAL Conference
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Mountain Area Health Education Center

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) are pleased to present the 2023 HEAL Conference. This program addresses disordered eating and eating disorders recovery by experts speaking on the most current research and practices. HEAL offers professional development and networking for providers as well as education for the general public. The annual conference, now in its 16th year, is expanding through collaboration between CRC for ED and MAHEC.

The 2023 program includes educational sessions, a networking event, and a care-for-the-provider retreat after lunch Friday!

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Triad LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk, + Celebration
Oct 7 all-day
Country Park

Join us for the 16th Annual Triad LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Celebration! It will be a day of celebration and remembrance, as well as a day to take action and provide hope to those impacted by lung cancer, fueling Lung Cancer Initiative’s research, education and access programs right here in our community. Your support will make an impact in the fight against lung cancer.

Sound Healing Concert inside the Salt Cave
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave

Join us for a beautiful sound healing concert inside the Salt Cave. The concert will be preformed 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.

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Black Bear Half Marathon + 8k
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am
Jackson Park

Western North Carolina’s most popular, scenic, fall half marathon & 8k, mostly flat, lots of fun, and spectator-friendly!

The 4th Annual Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k presented by Hunter Subaru, both wind through Hendersonville, NC (near Asheville) on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. A Virtual Half Marathon and 8k running option is also available for runners who want to be part of the race weekend experience, but are not able to attend the in-person event.

The Black Bear Half & 8k both offer a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway during peak leaf season in the fall. The Half Marathon has less than 400 feet of elevation gain and you won’t want to miss it! We’d like to give a huge thanks to our 2023 Half Marathon & 8k presenting sponsor: Hunter Subaru, for all that they do to help create this amazing event.

Both races finish at the same location in Hendersonville, North Carolina at Jackson Park.


The Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k presented by Hunter Subaru is now USATF sanctioned and certified!

Half Marathon USATF Certification Number – NC22016DF
8k USATF Certification Number – NC22015DF

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  Camp Bluebird 2023: A camp for cancer survivors
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day
Bonclarken Conference Center

We’ve been busy here at Pisgah Health Foundation working on Camp Bluebird 2023 which will be hosted at the Bonclarken Conference Center, in historic Flat Rock, NC, October 17-19. Camp Bluebird is a special program that can benefit adult cancer survivors at any point throughout their journey. This will be our first three-day Camp since pre-Covid, and we are excited at the plans falling into place. To learn more about Camp Bluebird visit www.CampBluebirdWNC.org.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
World Trails Film Festival
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
UNC Asheville Lipinsky Hall

The World Trails Film Festival is a unique event showcasing the best short and feature films centering the stories of trails from around the globe. Join us as we bring it to UNC Asheville (premiering for the first time on the East Coast of the United States) to celebrate why trails matter.

This community-building event will support trails locally and globally by fundraising equally for two leading trail organizations, the first of which is the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, a local nonprofit equipping people to steward our wild landscapes, and the World Trails Ambassadors, a program of the World Trails Network.

Doors open at 6 pm, Program begins at 7pm and entry will be limited after 7:15 pm, during the screening. Program will include an intermission and ends at 9:30 pm.

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Trick or Trail 5k + Spooky Sprint 1 Mile
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am
Nelon's Feed

Get ready to have some fun at the 9th Annual Trick or Trail 5k & Spooky Sprint 1 Mile, presented by Hunter Subaru! This Halloween-themed race will bring runners back to the heart of Hendersonville, NC, where they’ll start and finish in the Historic 7th Avenue District.

But that’s not all! The vibrant Fall Festival will be taking place at the Farmers’ Market, so you can expect a spooktacular atmosphere with costumes, decorations, and lots of great candy, snacks, and food!

This family favorite event promises a festive fusion of fitness and fall fun that you won’t want to miss. And, after the race, you can stroll over to the bustling Fall Festival for even more food, drinks, and vendors at the Farmers’ Market. So, come prepared to spook, sprint, and snack your way through this ghoulishly good time! (Don’t forget your cash for all the goodies!)

Costumes are highly encouraged, and prizes will be given out for the best ones!

Thursday, November 23, 2023
South Asheville Turkey Trot
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
Biltmore Park Town Square

The 5th annual South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru returns to Biltmore Park Town Square for 2023!

Make plans to bring your family and friends and join in on the fun. Awesome race swag includes a comfy t-shirt, goody bag and a unique finisher medal!

Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. Join us at Biltmore Park Town Square and enjoy some fresh air and exercise before gathering around the table for your Thanksgiving feast! You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual tradition.

The race is located in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville, North Carolina. The entire race is run throughout the Town Square and the surrounding neighborhoods within Biltmore Park, and the course is USATF Certified!

Asheville Turkey Trot 5k and Gobble Wobble
Nov 23 @ 9:15 am
Pack Square Park

The 23nd Annual Asheville Turkey Trot 5K and Gobble Wobble 1 Mile Fun Run presented by Jus’ Running is Thanksgiving Day- Thursday, November 23, 2023. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to MANNA Food Bank. Early packet pickup will be Wednesday November 22 at First Baptist Church Asheville from 3:00 pm until 6 pm. There will be late registration there also. Keep in mind shirts aren’t guaranteed during late registration. Race day packet pick up will be at Pack Square Park from 7am until 8:30am. The race starts on Woodfin St in front of the Downtown YMCA and finishes at Pack Square Park. Please note, due to restrictions NO DOGS/ PETS are allowed. Please don’t bring them. The course is not completely closed so this is for safety purposes. Race timing will be provided by Right on Time Productions.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Ugly Sweater Run p/b Hunter Subaru
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
The Riveter

Don’t miss the 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K presented by Hunter Subaru! The race is set for Saturday, December 2nd at the Riveter in Fletcher, NC! Ugly Sweaters and holiday cheer are strongly encouraged!

Join iDaph Events for a festive 5K and 10K hosted by the Riveter, the nation’s premier indoor climbing gym, bike park, and wellness arena. The courses start at the Riveter and run along scenic and rural paved and farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment. There’ll be delicious food, drinks, and refreshments (including adult beverages and coffee), and plenty of activities including a premier bike park and a climbing wall.

The races include something for everyone! A 5k, and a 10k (double loop)! Everyone receives a free, cozy, ugly sweater shirt until the deadline, a Hunter Subaru swag bag, and a finisher Christmas ornament! All levels and abilities are welcome! Run a relaxed pace and take selfies, OR run your heart out and try to get a personal best!

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.

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!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Basic to Advanced Echocardiography: From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville
May 15 – May 18 all-day
The Omni Grove Park Inn

We will then discuss a broad range of disease states for which echocardiography is useful, including ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and cardiomyopathies. The presentations will include basic concepts as well as advanced techniques including 3-D imaging and strain imaging. Throughout the course many cases will be presented.

Unique Features:
– Faculty members are clinical sonographers and echocardiologists
– Easy access to faculty members during the entire conference
– Afternoon on pediatric/adult congenital echocardiography
– Presentations involving multimodality imaging

Date and Time: On Wednesday May 15, 2024 at 7:00 am to Saturday May 18, 2024 at 5:00 pm