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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Foundations: Business Planning Class w/ Melody Isis Herman (Virtual Class)
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This class will be held virtually via a videoconferencing platform and will be structured to optimize community building through online learning. 

Class will meet every Tuesday, August 11 – September 22 from 10am – 12:30pm with no class on September 8th.

Our Foundations business planning class helps guide ideas from concept to reality in a participatory, supportive learning environment. Join a cohort of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to gain an aerial perspective of your vision and the comprehensive business skills necessary to help bring your visions into reality.

Participants will gain a clear aerial perspective of their business operations, financials, research and development, and marketing strategies. They will leave the course with a comprehensive business plan, a clear vision for their business, and concrete tasks for future work.

  • Week 1: Gaining Perspective: We start by viewing our business concepts from a high altitude, in order to define our visions and get a good look at the main topics to be addressed.
  • Week 2: Laying the Foundation: Next, we return to the ground level to define our lines of business and analyze financial essentials, from overhead costs to break-even points.
  • Week 3: Getting into the Flow: In the third session, we’ll cover the financial bases of cash flow, sales forecasting, and financial documents.
  • Week 4: Mission & Markets: Then, we’ll revisit our mission, discuss market research, and identify competitors in order to align with our target markets.
  • Week 5: Get the Word Out: Next, we’ll discuss creative marketing strategies and give peer feedback on marketing materials.
  • Week 6: Goodbye & Good Luck: Finally, we’ll present our business plans, share final pitches, and plan for next steps.

Throughout the class, emphasis will be placed on developing the social capital of the group. Participants will be encouraged to gather feedback from their peers, creating a strong network of deep support and synergy.


Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 6th-8th
Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Lights, camera, action! Students develop their skills in vocal technique, acting though song, and movement. The semester ends in a one-of-a-kind movie revue.

Lights, camera, action! “Let’s go to the movies” in this fun class celebrating

Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private coaching
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Lights, camera, action! “Let’s go to the movies” in this fun class celebrating songs of the silver screen! In a combination of weekly Zoom sessions and one private coaching, young actors will work with Studio 52 faculty to develop their skills in vocal technique, acting through song, and movement. The semester culminates in a one-of-a-kind movie musical revue, presented in a final virtual screening! 

Youth Improv – Online Ages: 12-14
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 5:45 pm

Taught by Chris Martin

Come join the amazing Chris Martin on a fun filled improv journey through all of our favorite improv games and some new surprises. Hilarious, silly, and FUN!


Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Acting 9th – 12th
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Hone your ability to create honest characters, feel confident connecting and collaborating with others, and discover freedom and playfulness. In this class for high school actors (both beginners and experienced performers), students will explore performance technique in the development of monologues (which can be used for future auditions), as well as digging deep into character objectives and tactics. At the end of the semester, share your newfound skills in a final virtual showcase.

Tuesdays from 6 – 7 PM
Sep. 22 – Nov. 17
9th – 12th Grades
​Weekly Zoom class
Instructors: Betsy Bisson, Lisa K. Bryant

Improv II: Beyond the Basics – Learning to Fly
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

This class will be offered in person on the ACT Mainstage, following all the recommended

protocols for safety and sanitation. Class is limited to 8 students.

Improv II reinforces all of the skills learned in Improv I by applying those skills to advanced scene work, character creation structures, and at times intentionally conflict-filled scenarios. Beyond Basic will encourage students to no longer be bound by the rules of improv but to swing freely and see that the strategies are not restricting but sound instincts. A sense of play is as important as proper technique. Students will gain further experience and confidence in unscripted comedic performance through more-involved improvised stories, scenes, and group structures; again all done from a safe distance.

Prerequisite: Improv 1 or extensive improv experience (approved by instructor)

*In person classes are 50 minutes with an added 10 minutes for temperature checks*


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Market Updates at the Mug
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
The Ugly Mug

Financial Advisor Emily McCurry will be discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another. Coffee will be on us!

Using Canva to Create Your Own Marketing Materials
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

No cost due to sponsor support

Would you like to have sharp and cleverly designed marketing pieces for your business? Good news, you don’t need experience in graphic design or even an investment in expensive software to do so. This session will show you how to use Canva, a free, web-based resource that will allow you to go from being a beginner to a master at graphics overnight! Learn how to create and publish professional and creative marketing designs that include brochures, flyers, social media graphics, logos, labels and more that would normally cost you a fortune. Turn your imagination into finished designs in minutes!

Speaker(s): TenBiz

Co-Sponsor(s): Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Webinar info will be emailed after registration

Youth Theatre Dance – Online Class Ages: 8-12
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For ages 8-12 * Taught by Amanda Klinikowski

Join us for 6 weeks on ZOOM for a fun and interactive Dance class covering the fundamentals of dance for the theater! Each week, we will warm up our bodies, learn new basic jazz, ballet, and musical theatre steps, and work on a fun new dance combination to some of our favorite songs. Some past combinations featured songs from Hamilton, Wicked, The Greatest Showman, Lady GaGa, Trolls and more!

6 Week Session: September 23-October 28, 2020

Asheville Art Museum: Drawing Basics Class
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14 (make-up, if needed: October 21)—Wednesdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: September 2
This program takes place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here or call 828.253.3227 x122.

In this six-part class, explore the fundamentals of drawing. Strengthen your ability to understand the visual language employed by artists, and learn to speak the same language by developing work of your own. Working with both technique and theory, start with proportion, placement, planes, and perspective, then move to shading and measuring before putting it all together in a final copying exercise. Works from the Museum’s Collection serve as examples of key drawing concepts, as well as a model for master copies.

Instructor Tony Corbitt, Jr. is a professional, self-taught artist living, working, and teaching in Asheville. Inspired by the French Masters of the late 19th century, he often favors plein air painting, emphasizing tonal relationships and sound draftsmanship with broad sweeps of a loaded brush. His inspiration is rooted in the American South; be it painting the Gulf Coast, sketching an alligator, or capturing the ever-changing shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he can usually be found outdoors, fully immersed in his surroundings.

Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Blue Ridge Community College Virtual College Night
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Caption: "Reach your summit with Blue Ridge's Virtual College Night!" image with road signs that say "Financial Aid," "Transfer Options," and "Career Pathways"

Blue Ridge College Night is open to all prospective students. If you are someone in the
community contemplating going back to school, or a high school student considering the
next move after graduation, this is the event for you.
What would normally be an in-person event at Blue Ridge featuring countless visiting
colleges each with their own table has now been changed to virtual due to the COVID-19
Students will have the opportunity to learn about all of the programs Blue Ridge has to
offer, including some of the newest, such as Teacher Prep, Graphic Design and Human
Services Technology.
Blue Ridge Transfer Admissions Coordinator Kirsten Hobbs stated, “While Blue Ridge
Virtual College Night is designed for students interested in starting their college career at
Blue Ridge, I also want current students to be aware of the options after Blue Ridge. Any
current student interested in transferring to a four-year university can sign up for their
virtual college presentation as well. With the help of CACRAO, there is a full schedule of
college sessions for students to choose from to help determine the next step. The list and
a link to registration can be found at blueridge.edu/college-night.”
Don’t miss your chance to chat virtually with Blue Ridge staff and learn the steps to reach
your summit!

Thursday, September 24, 2020
“Lean” Thinking: For Products, Services or Projects of Any Type
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WCU Biltmore Park

On-site Training 

Lean is a philosophy applicable to any organization or industry. Its primary focus is to improve customer experience while reducing unnecessary clutter and process steps thereby improving customer satisfaction and employee morale.

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Lean and acquire fundamental knowledge of Lean Thinking principles to include:

  • “5-S”
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Principles of “flow”
  • “Plan-Do-Check-Act”
  • Various forms of waste
  • Learn what makes companies like Toyota, Nike, Caterpillar, Intel and John Deere the best in their field.
Withholding 101 Workshop
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

No cost due to sponsor support

This workshop will give participants a better understanding of state withholding tax requirements when hiring a new employee. Participants will learn about the basics of state withholding taxes, how to register for an account, and how to fill out a return in addition to discussing when withholding is required for certain 1099 recipients.

Speaker(s): NCDOR

Co-Sponsor(s): Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Webinar info will be emailed after registration

Politics Live with The Fix
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm

Join Washington Post reporters for a discussion on the latest politics.

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 3rd-5th
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm


Make ‘em laugh in a musical comedy class combining silliness and song! This virtual class integrates acting, singing, improv, and movement as actors use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to develop hilarious Broadway repertoire. At the end of the semester, students will share their uproarious musical revue in a one-of-a-kind virtual showcase.

Sep. 24 – Nov. 19
3rd – 5th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private lesson
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 6th-8th
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Become a star of the silver screen in this class celebrating Hollywood hits. With a combination of weekly Zoom classes and one private coaching, actors will take their singing, acting, and movement skills to the next level. Refine your on-camera performance technique with a combination of solos, small groups, and ensemble singing. Collaborate with like-minded peers, learn about cinema history, and develop a one-of-a-kind movie musical revue, presented in a final virtual screening!

Thursdays  from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Sep. 24 – Nov. 19
9th – 12th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private coaching
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Alternative Compositions
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

September 3, 10, 17 & 24—Thursdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: September 1
This program will take place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here or call 828.253.3227 x122.

In this four-part class, explore ways to compose images in non-standard ways using digital photography! Through a series of weekly assignments, rethink the idea of point-and-shoot style photography, and practice techniques for creating alternative compositions. Use images from the Museum’s Collection and other sources for inspiration. Class time includes instruction, journaling, group shares, and discussions; individual preparation between classes includes responding to weekly photo prompts and short readings.

This virtual class is designed with beginners, hobbyists, and those with some photography experience in mind. Previous knowledge of digital photography is not needed to participate in and/or benefit from the class. Learning how to use a digital camera is not a focus; however, the instructor can answer specific questions about digital camera functions and use as requested.

ONLINE Spanish Conversation Group
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ONLINE Spanish Conversation Group

For safety precautions, we are asking that you sign up to attend the conversation group

Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Farm Beginnings® Farmer-Led Training Program Virtual for 2020-2021
Sep 25 all-day

Many skills are required to start and expand a successful farm business: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know-how, and more. Farm Beginnings® will help you build these skills through one year of farmer-led training, mentoring, and networking. Using a holistic management frame, farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours, and an extensive farmer network, Farm Beginnings® will help you clarify your goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan, and start building a profitable and sustainable operation. Although students do not need to own land, some farming or production experience is required to get the most out of the program. As we know, farming is more critical than ever. Apply to this program and be prepared when crisis hits!

Program Details: December 2020 – September 2021

2020-2021 Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training is 200+ Hours including:

— Winter Whole-Farm Business Planning Courses – 60 hours (October – March)**
— ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference (February) – 8 hours
— OGS Conferences – 40+ hours
— Mentorship with an experienced Farmer Mentor (March – September) – 15 hours
— Production Training – 45 hours (April – October): WNC CRAFT tours on sustainable farms around WNC & Field Days with regional partners Living Web Farms  and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Incubator Farm
— One year WNC CRAFT Farmer Network membership – Membership and mentoring in a regional farmer network

Resources for Your Equity Journey
Sep 25 all-day

V-LEAF, LEAF’s 1st Virtual Festival- You can still experience!
Friday // Saturday // Sunday

Roots + Wings Creative Community

What Motivates People from Dominant Groups to Support Social Justice” Diane J. Goodman and Lee Anne Bell

“The Costs of Racism to White People” by Paul Kivel

Seeing White Series from Scene On Radio, a 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America.

Slavery By Another NamePBS Documentary

White Awake Manual — a set of educational resources for guiding white affinity processes