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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Continuum Art Market
Jun 29 2022 – Jan 7 2023 all-day
Continuum Art Gallery

[HENDERSONVILLE, NC, Saturday, September 4th, 2021]
On the first Saturday of each month, Continuum Art hosts an art market to showcase local artists and makers. Ranging in mediums from paintings, to textiles, to jewelry, you’re guaranteed to find something you love! Each market also hosts live music and local caterers. A free, family-friendly event and a great way to check out our space and upcoming events. Visit us from 12-5pm on September 4th!
If you’re interested in vending at one of our art markets, email [email protected] or DM on Instagram @continuumgallerync

Make a Difference in Your Community, Apply for the Early Childhood Committee
Jun 29 all-day
Online w/ Buncombe County Government

Are you looking for a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference? Board, committee, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of our community. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of residents, property, and our natural resources.

Public input is vitally important to the success of our County, and right now Buncombe County has vacancies on a number of boards and commissions. Learn more about vacancies, deadlines to apply, and the application process at buncombecounty.org/transparency.

Featured Board & Commission vacancies

Buncombe County is seeking applications to join the Early Childhood Committee

This is a great chance to be a part of shaping the future for children in Buncombe County. The Early Childhood Education and Development Fund is a major driver in assuring every child in Buncombe County has an equal opportunity to thrive during their first 2,000 days. The focus of this initiative is to increase access to quality, affordable early childhood education.

As such, Buncombe County’s Early Childhood Committee, featuring 15 total members including 3 County Commissioners, was established to guide how the fund is invested. The purpose of the committee is to engage with community partners, solicit public input, and make policy and funding recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. This committee typically meets monthly, on the first Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. To learn more about the Early Childhood Fund, click here to visit our website.

There are two open positions designated as Community/At Large for a two-year term that begins July 1, 2022. To apply, click here to complete an online application. The deadline to apply is June 24.

Economic Development Coalition Board Vacancy June 2022:  At Large / 2 -year initial term

Are you a Buncombe County resident with interest in the strategies and goals of economic development? Have you carried executive leadership responsibility in the healthcare sector of Buncombe County?  Do you offer passion for the needs of Buncombe County businesses and the direct relationship between economic vitality and community health and wellness? The EDC is seeking a c-level healthcare executive with expertise and perspective of a locally headquartered healthcare system for board service.

The Board of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County is a partnership of Buncombe County, City of Asheville, and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce with a mission to improve economic opportunity in Buncombe County by growing wages, employment, tax base and a more diversified and balanced regional economy for all residents. Members of the Board will contribute to priority setting, financial planning, and program evaluation for staff of the EDC according to the AVL 5×5 Strategic Plan for 2025. Members may also be tasked with private sector fundraising for the AVL 5×5 Campaign, strategic plan development, service on ad-hoc advisory committees, or special projects that advance the goals of economic development in Buncombe County.

For more information, contact Lamar Joyner at 250-4105 or [email protected].

Audit Committee Seeking New Members

Looking for a great opportunity to further develop personally and professionally? The Audit Committee is seeking new members and will have three open positions for a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

The Audit Committee was originally formed in 2000 to oversee the independent audit of the County’s financial statements and provide an annual evaluation of the budget documents. Since that time, the committee’s duties have expanded to include oversight of the County’s Internal Audit function including approving the annual internal audit plan and evaluating the effectiveness of the internal audit function.

The committee is made up of seven total members including two County Commissioners. We are looking for a member of another governing body, a member of the accounting profession, and a member of the banking community. Find more information on the Audit Committee here.

Time commitment:  Minimum of two meetings required per year but typically meets six to seven times a year, on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m.

Apply online.

LEAF Summer Hip Hop Dance Camp
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm
LEAF Global Experience

Hip Hop Dance Camp Week 2 – June 27 to July 1. Hip Hop Dance Camp is for rising 1st through 6th graders. This camp will be led by LEAF Master Resident Teaching Artist Otto Vazquez and will introduce students to the stylings, history, and culture of hip hop dance. Mr. Otto is sure to teach your kiddo some smooth moves!

Camps runs from 9 am to 5 pm at LEAF Global Arts Experience Downtown Asheville. Morning drop-off is between 8:30 am and 9 am and pick-up is from 5 pm-5:30 pm. Snacks will be provided, and students should bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle to camp every day.

MOANA WORKSHOP
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

Moana 2022 Summer

Come and see how far YOU’LL GO!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Camp features: acting and improv classes, music and choreography, prop building, theatre games and more!

Musical Theatre Camp Rising 1st- 2nd Grades
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Studio 52 Education Building

In this exciting week-long, half-day summer theatre program, young artists will combine acting, singing, and dance as they dive into the world of musical theatre. With a fun combination of training, rehearsal, and performance, students will apply their new skills in a short, informal performance presented at the end of the week for a small audience. This week is perfectly suited for imaginative students who love music and movement, are excited to collaborate with peers and professionals, and interested in diving into the world of theatre. No previous experience required. Every program covers new material. Space is limited.

S.A.S.Y. Art Camps Ages 5-7
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 2:15 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center

Our Summer Arts Camp is a one-week encounter with music, visual as well as performing arts. Our campers will be given the flexibility to choose their own art experience. They may want to dabble in the performing arts or take part in the visual arts or perhaps do a bit of both.

Art Extravaganza Friday July 1st
Reception & exhibits 4:30 pm
Final presentation of theater & music students 5:00 pm

  • Having Fun with Art: the students will explore all types of arts, using various media, paint, crayons, etc. It should be an arts blast. Teacher: Lynn Costine – Time: 9:00 AM.

 

  • Animal Art: draw your favorite animal, create a new animal, and make a home for your animal. Drawing, paper wave, 3D paper construction. Teacher: Kendal Stoney – Time: 9:00 AM.

 

  • The Art of Printmaking: Susie Walker will guide our younger set through a fun-filled plethora of printmaking techniques. This will be a no-stress class guaranteed to delight our young artists by creating beautiful works of art. Time: 10:45 AM.

 

  • Music Camp: A gentle introduction to the wonderful fun-filled world of music. Woody Cowan will delight and teach his group lots of fun-filled songs that they can perform for you at our Art extravaganzas on Friday afternoon. Time: 10:45 AM
Summer Art Camp: (Grades 6–8) Mixed-Media Portraits
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Jeanne Billfaldt, Untitled (Two Dancers), 1959, oil and encaustic on panel, 9 1/8 × 10 inches. Gift of Colin Post, 2005.20.02.20. © Estate of Jeanne Billfaldt.

Mixed Media PortraitsStudents will explore traditional and non-traditional materials including drawing, painting, and mixed-media processes to create one-of-a-kind portraits.

Please note:

  • Summer Art Camp is held primarily indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students; face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing/sanitization are required.
  • Students can register for morning only, afternoon only, or all-day sessions. All-day camp includes a 1-hour supervised lunch break.
JOIN US ONSTAGE IN “THE TEMPEST”!
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space

Shipwrecks! Betrayals! Romance! Mistaken identities and switcheroos! Magic! A tipsy sea monster! This Shakespearean comedy has everything!

 

Rehearsals for “The Tempest” will be from 11am-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13, and performances will be July 1-3 and July 8 & 9.

Asheville Area Arts Council funding helps support Moppets after-school program

We are delighted to announce that Moppets has been awarded a $1,500 Arts Build Community Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council in support of our new after-school programming at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center!

Taught by Artistic Director Ashleigh Goff and veteran Moppet Eli Hamilton, the class is our first-ever partnership with the City of Asheville. Students in the after-school program are learning basic theater skills and building their self-confidence in a fun and welcoming environment. The program will culminate in a showcase performance for the students’ peers and families.

“One of our overarching goals is to introduce more kids to classical theater, wherever they are,” Moppets Executive Director Rachel Cort said. “This funding helps us to take a big step toward that goal. We are incredibly grateful to the Asheville Area Arts Council for supporting the Moppets and aspiring young actors in our community.”

Summer Art Camp: (Grades 6–8) Landscape Painting
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Joseph Fiore, Black Mountain Lake Eden, 1954, watercolor on paper, 12 ⅝ × 18 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Falcon Foundation, 2012.53.01.22. © The Falcon Foundation

Mixed Media PortraitsStudents will examine realistic, Impressionist, and abstract landscapes as inspiration for their own works of art. 

Please note:

  • Summer Art Camp is held primarily indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students; face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing/sanitization are required.
  • Students can register for morning only, afternoon only, or all-day sessions. All-day camp includes a 1-hour supervised lunch break.

Joseph Fiore, Black Mountain Lake Eden, 1954, watercolor on paper, 12 ⅝ × 18 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Falcon Foundation, 2012.53.01.22. © The Falcon Foundation

Summer Animal Encounters
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock State Park

Image result for Chimney Rock Park

Did you know our staff had a wild side? Join a Park naturalist to meet some of our live Animal Ambassadors and learn what kind of wildlife inhabits the Park and their important roles in the ecosystem. Some of our best teachers have feathers, fur, shells or scales!

Grandfather Glows: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Glows

New in 2022: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain! Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain date is July 2). Grandfather Mountain is home to the Photinus carolinus, the only species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. Read more about them!

Grandfather Glows Schedule
7:00 p.m.: MacRae Meadows (Gate 3) opens for parking. Navigate to Grandfather Mountain (2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC). MacRae Meadows is just south of the Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate on US 221.
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Educators roving to answer questions. Picnics are welcome, but please pack away all trash since we have bears in the park.
7:25 p.m: 20-minute fireflies program by park naturalists in parking area
8:00 p.m.: Begin walking or riding the shuttle to the viewing area
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Interpretive tables set up with information about night critters, astronomy and more, plus kid’s activities
8:25 p.m.: 20-minute program by park naturalists in viewing area
9:00-11:00 p.m.: Viewing time, sitting in your chair or on a blanket
11:00 p.m.: Walk or shuttle back to car. Those wanting to walk back to their car before 11 p.m. may do so.

Rain Date: July 2
When purchasing a ticket for a Grandfather Glows event date it is important to understand that your firefly viewing opportunity may occur on the event date or back-up rain date (the day immediately following the event date). If the July 2 back-up event was also canceled by GMSF you would receive a full refund for your ticket.

Event Admission
Tickets go on sale on this page on May 23 at 10 a.m.
Adult: $60
Child (4-12): $35
Bridge Club Adult: $51
Bridge Club Child: $29
Children under 4 are free and do not require a ticket.
Limited to 200 guests

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Make a Difference in Your Community, Apply for the Early Childhood Committee
Jun 30 all-day
Online w/ Buncombe County Government

Are you looking for a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference? Board, committee, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of our community. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of residents, property, and our natural resources.

Public input is vitally important to the success of our County, and right now Buncombe County has vacancies on a number of boards and commissions. Learn more about vacancies, deadlines to apply, and the application process at buncombecounty.org/transparency.

Featured Board & Commission vacancies

Buncombe County is seeking applications to join the Early Childhood Committee

This is a great chance to be a part of shaping the future for children in Buncombe County. The Early Childhood Education and Development Fund is a major driver in assuring every child in Buncombe County has an equal opportunity to thrive during their first 2,000 days. The focus of this initiative is to increase access to quality, affordable early childhood education.

As such, Buncombe County’s Early Childhood Committee, featuring 15 total members including 3 County Commissioners, was established to guide how the fund is invested. The purpose of the committee is to engage with community partners, solicit public input, and make policy and funding recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. This committee typically meets monthly, on the first Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. To learn more about the Early Childhood Fund, click here to visit our website.

There are two open positions designated as Community/At Large for a two-year term that begins July 1, 2022. To apply, click here to complete an online application. The deadline to apply is June 24.

Economic Development Coalition Board Vacancy June 2022:  At Large / 2 -year initial term

Are you a Buncombe County resident with interest in the strategies and goals of economic development? Have you carried executive leadership responsibility in the healthcare sector of Buncombe County?  Do you offer passion for the needs of Buncombe County businesses and the direct relationship between economic vitality and community health and wellness? The EDC is seeking a c-level healthcare executive with expertise and perspective of a locally headquartered healthcare system for board service.

The Board of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County is a partnership of Buncombe County, City of Asheville, and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce with a mission to improve economic opportunity in Buncombe County by growing wages, employment, tax base and a more diversified and balanced regional economy for all residents. Members of the Board will contribute to priority setting, financial planning, and program evaluation for staff of the EDC according to the AVL 5×5 Strategic Plan for 2025. Members may also be tasked with private sector fundraising for the AVL 5×5 Campaign, strategic plan development, service on ad-hoc advisory committees, or special projects that advance the goals of economic development in Buncombe County.

For more information, contact Lamar Joyner at 250-4105 or [email protected].

Audit Committee Seeking New Members

Looking for a great opportunity to further develop personally and professionally? The Audit Committee is seeking new members and will have three open positions for a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

The Audit Committee was originally formed in 2000 to oversee the independent audit of the County’s financial statements and provide an annual evaluation of the budget documents. Since that time, the committee’s duties have expanded to include oversight of the County’s Internal Audit function including approving the annual internal audit plan and evaluating the effectiveness of the internal audit function.

The committee is made up of seven total members including two County Commissioners. We are looking for a member of another governing body, a member of the accounting profession, and a member of the banking community. Find more information on the Audit Committee here.

Time commitment:  Minimum of two meetings required per year but typically meets six to seven times a year, on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m.

Apply online.

MOANA WORKSHOP
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

Moana 2022 Summer

Come and see how far YOU’LL GO!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Camp features: acting and improv classes, music and choreography, prop building, theatre games and more!

The Brevard Project: Reimagining the Future of Orchestral Programming
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
apply online

Dates: July 11 – 16, 2022
Application: Available now through MyBMC
Cost: A $600 fee covers all housing, meals, classes, materials, and concert tickets. Spots are limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students, faculty, and summer staff for the 2022 season. Please see our FAQ page for more information.


Program Summary

Brevard Music Center (BMC) presents The Brevard Project: Reimagining the Future of Orchestral Programming, a six-day intensive seminar and think-tank on orchestral programming intended for professionals and influencers in the orchestral field. Presented by Brevard Music Center in partnership with Bard College, the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the South Dakota Symphony, the University of Michigan School of Music, and Project Director Joseph Horowitz, The Brevard Project takes place July 11-16, 2022. The central goals of The Brevard Project are to re-evaluate the artistic mission of the American orchestra and to share the skills needed to curate a more comprehensive, more inclusive American orchestral repertoire.


Curriculum

The Brevard Project: Reimagining the Future of Orchestral Programing complements Brevard Music Center’s week-long “Dvořák’s Prophecy” festival from July 11-16 and is inspired by Joseph Horowitz’s acclaimed new book Dvořák’s Prophecy and the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music. Part think-tank, part seminar, this inaugural Project gathering equips practitioners and scholars alike to begin to answer questions about the dense nexus of culture and race, of historical, political, and moral reckonings surrounding the story of American orchestral music. The central goals of this program are to re-evaluate the artistic mission of the American orchestra and to share the skills needed to curate a more comprehensive, more inclusive American orchestral repertoire. The Brevard Project is designed for conductors, artistic administrators, executive directors, community engagement specialists, conservatory students, and engaged orchestra Board members.

Moving forward requires a fresh and closer look at our musical past – and to the lagging formation of an American symphonic canon. A new narrative of American classical music will be proposed that explores timely and topical issues that impact present and future orchestral programming. Why did our repertoire remain so stubbornly Eurocentric? What can we learn from this history? What can be mined from the treasure trove of long-hidden indigenous and Black music that can help to pave the future?

Classroom sessions will be highly interactive, drawing upon first-hand accounts of humanities-infused approaches to programming and community engagement. Topics of exploration include creating a “new paradigm” for American orchestral repertoire, rethinking the concert experience, and redefining the role of the music director. Participants will be challenged to envision programming and organizational initiatives to promote symphonic events grounded in the American experience, past and present.


The Faculty

A remarkable faculty has been assembled for this groundbreaking exercise.
*virtual participant

Joseph Horowitz, Project Director
Leon Botstein, President, Bard College; Music Director, American Symphony; Founder, Bard Festival and The Orchestra Now
Lorenzo Candelaria, Dean, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Mark Clague, Music Historian, University of Michigan
JoAnn Falletta*, Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Gibbs*, Music Historian, Bard Conservatory; Artistic Co-Director, Bard Festival
Delta David Gier, Music Director, South Dakota Symphony
Blake-Anthony Johnson, CEO, Chicago Sinfonietta
Keith Lockhart*, Artistic Director, Brevard Music Center
Douglas McLennan, Founder/Editor, ArtsJournal
Jason Posnock, Chief Artistic Officer, Brevard Music Center
Jesse Rosen, Former CEO, League of American Orchestras
Larry Tamburri, CEO, Newark School of the Arts (former CEO, Pittsburgh and New Jersey Symphonies)

The Performers

Lara Downes, Pianist, producer, arts advocate
Sidney Outlaw, Baritone/pedagogue, Ithaca College
George Shirley, Tenor/pedagogue, University of Michigan


Enrollment Information

Conductors, artistic administrators, executive directors, community engagement specialists, conservatory students, and Board members are all encouraged to apply for The Brevard Project.

Capacity is limited. A $600 fee covers all housing, meals, classes, materials, and concert tickets for the week. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply now through MyBMC.

The Romance of Plants: A Heart-Centered Approach to Making Herbal Medicines
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Taught by herbalist Michelle Bouton, this herbal intensive onsite at the Arboretum encourages us to remember the excitement and mystery of getting to know a plant. Move beyond the field guide for a heart-centered approach to plants, engendering reciprocal relationship as practiced by earth medicine-based cultures. Starting with gratitude and balance results in powerful medicine! We will explore ethical considerations of planting and harvesting and how we can support resilience of at-risk species in our area before diving into into hands-on medicine-making together.

Venomous Snakes of the Carolinas
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Learn to separate fact from fiction abut the various species of venomous snakes found in North and South Carolina. What to do when encountering venomous snakes in the wild and administering first aid for snakebites are covered. Students will have the chance to learn basic identification skills in this online class.

Eliada Home guided walking Farm Tour
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Elida Homes

Join us at Eliada Home’s campus for a small group guided walking Farm Tour. Tours last approximately 1 hour. Participants will learn about outdoor and greenhouse growing practices, aquaponics, hydroponics, market gardening, corn maze production, and learn about our Animal Therapy program.

We will be meeting at the PARC building and walking to the different greenhouses, garden site, and a visit with our animals. Reservations required, tickets are $10 each visitor (to be collected at the time of the tour).

We recommend bringing the following: comfortable shoes for walking on pavement and grass, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.  This tour is not handicap accessible and will require participants to climb stairs and walk on uneven ground.

We will begin out tour promptly at the starting time, so please arrive 5-10 min early to allow for parking and check-in. If you are running late or cannot make your tour, please email [email protected] or call #828-348-2287.

All proceeds from ticket sales from your farm tour go directly back to helping the Campus Farm Program grow more food for the children of Eliada!

Click above photo to sign up for a time slot and number of people in your group. Payment for tour will be collected when you arrive. Cards accepted.

This tour is best suited for school age children ages 10+ and adults.

Pollinator Themed Afternoon Tea
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Book and Bee Café’ and Tea

June is Pollinator Month – a celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other species that help pollinate more than 1,200 crops. That means that one out of every three bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators. In addition, about 90% of all flowering plants rely on pollinators for the survival of their species. Thus, pollinators also support healthy ecosystems that clean the air, stabilize soils, and support other wildlife. During June, at events of all kinds, people can learn more about why we need pollinators and how pollinators need us.

Pollinator Month activities provide gardening tips (and seeds), offer tastings of honey,  present information about bees and beekeeping, guide participants along a unique nature trail, and more.  A complete schedule of events is available at www.bullingtongardens.org/beecityusahendersonville/pollinator-events. Pollinator Month updates are available at www.facebook.com/beecityhendersonville/ . For questions about Pollinator Month, and to volunteer please contact [email protected].

The Pollinator Month celebration is part of Hendersonville’s Bee City USA program, coordinated by Bullington Gardens.

Invasive Organisms-Plants, Insects and Animals of Concern
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bullington Gardens

Invasive Organisms-Plants, Insects and Animals of Concern

Join us for Protecting the Environment, a series of classes taught by NC State Cooperative Extension Agent, Steve Pettis. The third class in this series is Invasive Organisms-Plants, Insects and Animals of Concern. Class will be offered in person for the first 20 participants, ZOOM thereafter for more than 20. $16.

 

Online Spanish Practice Group 
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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an older woman takes an online course

 

Are you looking for a way to develop your Spanish language skills or a way to keep your skills fresh? Join this friendly and welcoming Spanish Language Practice Group organized by Pack Library. Newcomers are always welcome on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. This group meets online and is focused on providing an intermediate level, immersive discussion experience. This event is free, but you do need to register. Please visit the library web page and use the link on the calendar for this program to sign up.