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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
1918 vs. 2020: Epidemics Then + Now in WNC
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA)

1918 vs. 2020

In the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we take an in-depth look at the 1918 influenza epidemic in Western North Carolina through newspaper clippings, advertisements, ephemera, photographs, and oral history and place the events of 1918 into context with our present-day response to the coronavirus pandemic.

28th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference Online REGISTRATION OPEN
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Organic Growers School

March 13-21, 2021 – Online
Kick-off Live Event
March 13, 2021
  • Three Live Keynote Talks
  • Teaser Videos for our 11 Themed Tracks
  • Lunchtime Entertainment
  • A Live Q&A With our Keynote speakers
  • A video social with other attendees
  • Access to our Exhibit Hall
Track Workshops
March 14-19, 2021
View 3 pre-recorded hour long workshops in each of 11 Themed Tracks:
  • Cherokee Foods
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Food Systems
  • Gardening
  • Herbs
  • Livestock
  • Mushrooms
  • Permaculture
  • Soils
  • Sustainable Living

Live Panel Discussion Sessions

March 20-21, 2021

Join a live Panel Discussion with each speaker from the Track workshops. Interact directly with panelists during the live Q & A portion!
Get Your Go Local Card
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Grown

Supporting Local Schools

Half of your purchase price of the 2021 Go Local Card will go to a public school to enhance programming, purchase much-needed teacher supplies and support local kids.

Buy yours TODAY!

Each year, as we add more businesses and cardholders to the program, the local movement grows stronger.

Photo courtesy of Mountain Xpress

Hillbillyland: Myth + Reality of Appalachian Culture
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA)
Need to Appeal Your Tax Value?
Mar 3 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

No matter how thorough and fair a reappraisal may be, there are still instances when only the property owner has all the information necessary for an accurate appraisal. Informal appeals for the tax year 2021 can be filed anytime between Jan. 1-April 28, 2021. Additionally, anyone receiving a change of value notice after April 1, 2021 has thirty days from that notice date to file an appeal.

Online Education Series: South Asheville Cemetery Part 2
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County
Anne Chesky Smith, Executive Director of the Western North Carolina Historical Association, continues the story of the South Asheville cemetery. Located in the Kenilworth neighborhood, the cemetery was originally a place to bury enslaved people and following the Civil War continued as a burial site for African Americans until the 1940s. This video recounts the story of the Bailey family and their lives after emancipation and while they were enslaved by the Smiths and McDowells.
Take a tour of our French Broad River Greenways!
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ RiverLink

Land Conservation

Take a tour of our French Broad River Greenways! Running from Hominy Creek Park in West Asheville all the way up to the planned extension through the Town of Woodfin, the Asheville greenway system provides many opportunities for recreation and connection. Special thanks to Connect Buncombe for creating this wonderful video highlighting our growing greenway system.

Traveling Trunks – Bring the Museum to your Classroom!
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Traveling Trunks and Kits are an economical way to bring the Museum to YOU! Rental fee is a refundable deposit of $15 per trunk. Trunks include many artifacts and a week of lessons.

Trunk deposits are always refundable, but if you choose to donate your deposit, these funds are used to assist students with economic needs to be able to come on field trips or to Living History Days.

Call 828-253-9231 or email [email protected] for information or to schedule your program.

Another way to bring the Museum to YOU is with an In-School Presentation!

A trained museum volunteer or staff person will present any of the above topics in your school. Programs may be presented to as many as 50 students per presentation (some are more hands-on and 25 students would be more appropriate).

Cost is $3 per student.

Choose a program, traveling trunk/kit, or suggest a custom program. Craft topics may include an extra supply fee.

Virtual Exhibit: Douglas Ellington
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Asheville’s economic and building boom of the 1920s created a rarified atmosphere unique within Western North Carolina.  Douglas Ellington is known as the architect who changed Asheville into an Art Deco showplace. With his ability to combine architectural styles he produced a series of one of a kind buildings—buildings which changed the face of Asheville—the City Building, Asheville High School, First Baptist Church and S&W Cafeteria. Douglas Ellington: Asheville’s Boomtown Architect presents a look at his iconic Asheville creations along with other buildings he completed throughout his career in other cities.

 

 

WINNER of a 2014 Griffin Award for Excellence in Education from the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Market Updates at the Mug
Mar 3 @ 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!

Free Counseling and Business Support at Blue Ridge Community College
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College
Leading Through Crisis Seminar Series Part 2: Battling Distractions During a Crisis
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber

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Join us for a virtual, via Zoom,  four part series;  March 2, 3, 4, 5 from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon each day.

Part 1: Defining a Crisis
Part 2:  Battling Distractions During a Crisis
Part 3:  Character in a Crisis
Part 4: Real Leadership in Crisis

Based on the teaching of John C. Maxwell participants will learn via a series of videos and discussion.  Each lesson is designed to prompt questions from the reading, draw out key values and encourage discussion.  John Maxwell is a leadership expert, speaker and author.  His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List.  For more information:  https://www.johnmaxwell.com/

Participants will learn:
1. Learn practical ways to maneuver through times of difficulty and adversity
2. Adopt successful thinking habits to think your way through any crisis
3. Effectively battle distractions during times of crisis and stress

Timothy Polis, owner of You Lead Unlimited will facilitate the seminar series.  Tim is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Coach, and Trainer.  As a leadership and personal growth teacher and keynote speaker, Timothy works with individuals and organizations that understand the value of personal growth, who want to sharpen their current leadership skills and want to develop a larger pool of emerging leaders in their organization.

For more information on the John Maxwell Masterminding program please visit Timothy’s website:
https://youleadunlimited.com/

Participants will have access to a 17 page Participant Guide that will be emailed prior to the event and each participant who completes the course will be mailed a Certificate of Completion.

Event Sponsors:

2021 Seminar Series Presented by:

  • First Citizens Bank - Main
The Van Winkle Law Firm Presents “Taking Care of Business” a Facebook live series
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online w/ The Van Winkle Law Firm

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Please join us on Facebook Live for a webinar series addressing common questions for business owners. Wednesdays at noon, Running from February 10th through March 31st. Follow us on Facebook here.

FilmSEEDS
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm
Online w/ Organic Growers School

You’re Invited to Register for FilmSEEDS, a Farmer Learning Collaborative by Certified Naturally Grown

This series of six live sessions will offer an opportunity for farmers to boost understanding of best practices for vegetable production according to CNG standards, and connect to a North American network of ecological farmers.

Each dynamic 90-minute virtual session will include:

  • At least one short Film, professionally produced
  • Lesson by CNG’s certification specialist, an experienced farming instructor
  • Expert Exchange, a live conversation between experienced CNG farmers
  • Participant Q & A with the experts, plus
  • Small group discussions to network with experts and other farmers
Each session will cover one of the following topics.

  • Seed Selection
  • Weed Management
  • Pest Management
  • Bed Prep 101
  • Soil Management
  • Disease Management
Sessions will be held on Mondays beginning February 8th at 4pm Eastern (3pm Central, 2pm Mountain and 1pm Pacific time). Registration grants access to the entire series of six sessions.

Because of your connection to Organic Growers School, you’re entitled to 25% off tickets: $60 rather than $80 for General Admission.

Register Here

Use the access code 4712 to get your 25% discount at CNGfarming.org/filmseeds.

Feel free to forward this invitation to farmers you know. They may use the discount code because of their connection to you

Adventures in Stage Design Virtual Adult Class w/ Studio 52
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Adventures in Stage Design

Unlock your imagination in this virtual Scenic Design Class for adults led by Dennis C. Maulden, the Resident Scenic Designer at Flat Rock Playhouse. Whether you’re an artist, writer, dreamer, or theatre-lover, this engaging, hands-on course invites you to envision the scenic design elements that speak to an audience. With a series of creative prompts, in-class discussions, and accessible design activities, life-long-learners will discover how design elements and principles become the poetic ‘voices’ of space, scenery, fabric, and light. No previous design or drawing experience is necessary, only an openness to explore new possibilities and perspectives. Tap into your artistic spirit, dabble in design, and learn the power of inviting audiences into a world of your own creation! 

Age: Adult (18+)
Virtual Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Dennis C. Maulden

 Supplies Needed: An internet connection. This class will use household art supplies such as paper, pencil, pens, magazines, scissors, etc. 

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online w/ Heavenly Hand Mah Jongg

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

ONLINE lessons given at an interactive classroom website at the School of American Mah Jongg. You will play online with 2 or 3 other students while I teach you how to play in four weekly lessons at the Mah Jongg classroom. In addition, a Zoom link provides audio and visual support. Please sign up in advance as I need to mail learning materials to you for use during the class. Class meets on February 10, 17, 24 and March 3. Please register and pay for the class by Laura Hoover at the School of American Mah Jongg. https://mahjongteacher.com

What we’re about

This group is designed to teach American Mah Jongg is a fun and stimulating game of strategy, skill, and luck. Mah Jongg is a 4 player game using 152 tiles and the National Mah Jongg rule card. All lessons are done in a virtual, interactive classroom through the School of American Mah Jongg. Please refer to event details for more info or contact me at [email protected] or Facebook at LessonsFromLaura

ONLINE lessons starting soon.

Voiceover Lessons with Jessica Lynn Verdi
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Magnetic Theatre

Become booking ready after learning from commercial voice over actor and coach, Jessica Lynn Verdi. In this three-week course, you’ll pinpoint types of brands you’ll easily book, characteristics your unique voice offers, and how to put a demo together so that you can submit to agents for representation! Taking this class is the first step to a successful commercial voice over career from home!

Bio for Instructor Jessica Lynn Verdi:
Jessica Lynn Verdi is an improviser, actress, social media influencer, and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed in improvised plays in the style of Tennessee Williams, Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, Inspector Morse, Star Trek: TNG, and more. Jessica is the producer, director, and a performer in “Actor’s Nightmare”, “X-Files UnClassified”, and Ripley’s “GLAM” at Impro Studio in Los Angeles. She is also the co-creator and host of “Flip the Script” podcast, a gender-flipped vintage radio show, and can be seen regularly on the Twitch channel Hyper RPG as Hannah from “Rat Queens” and Chrissy from “Bloodcurdling Tales from the Loop”. Jessica also spoke on the “How to be a Superstar Host” panel at San Diego Comic Convention and starred in a Buzzfeed video that recieved over 1 million views. Jessica can be heard as the voice of Best Buy for their most recent radio advertising campaign.

Broadway Dance 6th – 12th Grades w/ Studio 52
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online

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Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography through the decades. Each live zoom class features a full-body warm up, a step-by-step breakdown of theatre dance vocabulary, and Broadway-style choreography to learn and perfect throughout the semester. Join Studio 52 to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition or production feeling confident!

Virtual Broadway Dance 6th – 12th Grades w/ Studio 52
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online
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Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography through the decades. Each live zoom class features a full-body warm up, a step-by-step breakdown of theatre dance vocabulary, and Broadway-style choreography to learn and perfect throughout the semester. Join Studio 52 to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition or production feeling confident!

January 27 – March 24

Instructor: Lauren Hopkins
 Supplies Needed: Internet connection, enough space to move around safely, comfortable clothes, light sneakers, jazz, or ballet shoes. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021
28th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference Online REGISTRATION OPEN
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ Organic Growers School

March 13-21, 2021 – Online
Kick-off Live Event
March 13, 2021
  • Three Live Keynote Talks
  • Teaser Videos for our 11 Themed Tracks
  • Lunchtime Entertainment
  • A Live Q&A With our Keynote speakers
  • A video social with other attendees
  • Access to our Exhibit Hall
Track Workshops
March 14-19, 2021
View 3 pre-recorded hour long workshops in each of 11 Themed Tracks:
  • Cherokee Foods
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Food Systems
  • Gardening
  • Herbs
  • Livestock
  • Mushrooms
  • Permaculture
  • Soils
  • Sustainable Living

Live Panel Discussion Sessions

March 20-21, 2021

Join a live Panel Discussion with each speaker from the Track workshops. Interact directly with panelists during the live Q & A portion!