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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Friday, April 19, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 19 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Second Chance Workforce
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a dynamic seminar on building a Second Chance & Recovery Friendly Workforce! Discover why it’s crucial for businesses and individuals to embrace this approach and how it can benefit everyone involved.

Learn about the legal considerations, tax credits, and compliance aspects that come with supporting a recovery-friendly workforce. Explore strategies for creating a supportive work environment, offering flexibility, and providing training to prevent and recognize challenges.

Unlock recruitment strategies tailored to attract and retain talented individuals from all backgrounds. Hear success stories firsthand and gain insights into accessing resources for your journey forward.

Our panelist discussion and Q&A session ensure you leave with actionable steps and a deeper understanding of this transformative approach. Don’t wait—secure your spot now!

This year’s Seminar Series are Sponsored by: Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and Apparel and First Citizen’s Bank.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 20 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 21 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 23 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Hire Talents Career Fair
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

Join us at the Greenville Convention Center for HireSouthCarolina Multi-School Alumni Career Fair! Connect with top employers from diverse industries including Fortune 500, startups, and government agencies. All majors, degrees, and career levels welcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore job prospects and network with leading organizations seeking full-time salaried employees.

Business + Professional Women’s Luncheon
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College

Join us for a special event, where guest will have the opportunity of hearing from Molly Grantham , Anchor, Author, Speaker and Mom. Following her inspiring words, we will proudly present the 17th Annual Henderson County ATHENA Award in memory of Vanessa Mintz.

Molly    athena sculpture
                   Pictured Above: Molly Grantham        Picture Above: ATHENA Sculpture

$60 | Individual
$600 | Table of 8

Check In Begins at 11:00 AM
Program Begins at 11:30 AM

Register Here

FREE Chamber Challenge Trainings
Apr 23 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
YMCA of Western North Carolina
with YMCA Begin Tuesday, March 19th
Join us for Chamber Challenge training designed for ALL fitness levels with YMCA Personal Trainer Suzanne Ion beginning next Tuesday, March 19th!

These free sessions will be held Tuesdays at 5:30 PM through April 23rd at the Asheville Chamber (36 Montford Avenue). The last session will be a preview run/walk of the actual Chamber Challenge 5k course beginning at the Chamber, winding through historic Montford and finishing in the parking lot once again.

These training sessions are open to anyone – whether you’ve registered to participate in the event or not! We recommend you bring your own water bottle. The doors to the Visitor Center will be open 5:00 – 5:30 PM on training days so you can come in to get water and/or use the restroom! Meet in the parking lot in front of the building.

Thank you to our Training Partner – the YMCA of Western North Carolina!

Our trainer for the second consecutive year is Suzanne Ion, a sixth generation native of Hawaii who grew up on the island of Maui and in the north Georgia mountains. Whether this is your first 5k or your 500th, you’ll be in good hands with Suzanne. No stranger to health challenges, she lost over 70 lbs. after a debilitating illness with a commitment to interval cross training and a determination to teach again. Her motto is “Someday I will not be able to do this. Today is not that day.”

She was the only girl on an all-boys soccer team, ran track in high school, and was a basketball cheerleader and member of the drill team/dance corps in high school and college.

Suzanne has Three Star Elite Instructor status for spinning and has continued her fitness education with group exercise certifications through AFFA, ACE, TRX, Silver Sneakers, Mat Pilates, and Tabata Boot Camp. An active participant in 5k’s, 10k’s, half and full marathons, she achieved a Top 20 overall women’s finish at the Lake Tahoe marathon. Whether it’s scuba diving, kayaking, sup, hiking, or glacier climbs, Suzanne is always ready for a challenge.

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 25 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Workshop: Access To Capital
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
online
Topic: Financing

All businesses need funding to start, grow, and sustain their operations. Whether you’re a start-up or interested in growing your business, this workshop is here to guide you through the process to secure a business loan. Learn why businesses borrow money, what lenders are looking for when reviewing your application, and the importance of having cash flow projections. We’ll also give you tips on other funding sources if you aren’t ready for a loan yet.

Speaker(s): Ron Fisher

Co-Sponsor(s): The Western Women’s Business Center

 

Fee: No Cost

Business After Hours
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Coldwell Banker Advantage

Mark Your Calendars and Seize the Opportunity to Build Great Connections!

Experience the Chamber’s Business After Hours – an event designed for real connections and genuine conversations. Mix and mingle with fellow professionals and broaden you network, meet potential clients and create a new referral source!
Enjoy a lively atmosphere filled with fantastic food and beverages, courtesy of our monthly host sponsor, with the chance to win fabulous door prizes – a perfect blend of business and enjoyment!

Plus don’t miss the chance to try your luck in our 50/50 raffle!
No cost to attend, just pre-register.

April’s Host is Coldwell Banker Advantage!

Register Here!

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 27 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 28 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
Apr 30 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
May 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Bullington Gardens

Last year, our fairy gardens attracted almost 9,000 visitors between June and August 2023. We see this as an opportunity to highlight Bullington’s circle of contributors through the sponsorship of a fairy door. The handcrafted doors will have the sponsor’s name, will be opened by guests to reveal a hidden message, and will be given to the sponsors when they are taken down after the summer.

Here are just a few statistics about the 2023 Fairy trail and sponsors from last year:

  • Visitors – Local visitors (from a 50-mile radius) numbered 2,647. Total visitors: over 8,700 from 18 countries, 41 different states, and D.C., 138 cities in N.C., 52 cities in S.C.

  • Appeared on WLOS and over 15 print publications.

  • Appeared in over a hundred social media posts (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)

  • Acknowledgement of sponsors were printed on 1350 of the Woodland Gazettes that were given out to children as they visited.

  • Sponsors were highlighted in our Friends of Bullington newsletter.

The dates of the fairy garden will run from June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Please consider being one of our ‘Sponsors with Heart’ by purchasing a fairy door. We need to hear from you no later than April 15, 2024, so we can customize your door and message in time for the grand opening of our Fairy Gardens kickoff.

Fairy Door Sponsor Information:

Thank you for supporting Bullington Gardens, and sharing our passion for providing WNC with magical public gardens aimed to connect to the natural world and provide science-based education.

Dates: June 1- August 31, 2024

Location: Bullington Gardens Fairy Trail, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sponsor Benefits $350

  • Business or name listed on a medium (approx.) 12” fairy house doors. (You can help our artist to design if ordered early enough)

  • Recognition of sponsorship in Bullington Board newsletter.

  • Acknowledgment on the Bullington Gardens social media pages.

  • Sponsor logo and link on the Bullington Gardens website for 90 days

  • Donation is tax-deductible.

Invoices and tax-deductible receipts will be sent from Bullington Gardens, Inc. Please send payment and the form below by April 15, 2024. For any questions, please contact Annie Higgins at [email protected] or call (828) 698-6104

Sponsor a door here.

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
May 2 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

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
Sponsor a Tree for Arbor Day
May 4 all-day
online w/   Asheville GreenWorks

Individuals, groups, and businesses are invited to honor a loved one or show your commitment to environmental stewardship by sponsoring a tree for the Sand Hill community orchard. This April, join others from the community in celebrating Arbor Day by helping GreenWorks plant additional native fruit trees in the space. Each year, the community orchard provides fresh fruit for local food pantries, and access to learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring a tree for our April 26th Arbor Day event, please call us at 828-254-1776 to learn more.

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Community Impact Awards Dinner
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Restoration Asheville Hotel

This evening of community impact celebrates and recognizes the individuals, organizations, and companies making significant contributions to ensure that we ALL get to live in a united and resilient community where everyone belongs, and everyone thrives. We look forward to having you join us as we shine a light on those who lend their voice, support, influence, and passion to make an extraordinary impact.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Western Women’s Business Center Anniversary Gala
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Venue

For the past 10 years, the Western Women’s Business Center has been a beacon of support, empowerment, and success for women entrepreneurs in our community. As we celebrate this significant milestone, we invite you to join us in commemorating the achievements, growth, and incredible journey of the past decade.