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.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Guided Fire Ecology Hike @ Holmes Educational State Forest
Jul 24 all-day

Join NC Forest Rangers on a three-mile guided hike through areas that have been recently burned with prescribed fire at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Participants will learn about the goals and objectives of using prescribed fire, as well as its application and effects. This hike will begin at the DSRF Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center and conclude at the Lake Dense shelter. Following the program, participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the lake or take a short walk to nearby Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Julia. Hikers will return on the 30 minute walk back to their vehicles at the Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center on their own time. This is a strenuous hike. Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, hiking poles, sunglasses, and a hat. You MUST SIGN UP for this program to participate. Call (828) 692-0100 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot. NC EE Category II and III and CEU available upon request.

Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!

Pop-Up: Children’s Book Illustration for Kids with Frank Remkiewicz & Constance Lombardo @ The Malaprop's Pop-up in the Center for Art and Inspiration
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm
Join us for an exciting event with two children’s book authors at the Pop-Up in the Center for Art and Inspiration in downtown Hendersonville. This event is FREE and open to the public. Frank and Constance will demonstrate how they illustrate their books and prompt kids to try their hands at making their own books. Supplies will be provided.
 
Frank Remkiewiz is the illustrator of Froggy Gets Dressed, Froggy Goes to Grandma’s, Froggy’s Lemonade Stand, Joe & Sparky, and Party Animals!
Constance Lombardo is the author and illustrator of Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars, Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat Across America, and Mr.Puffball Stunt Cat Escape From Castaway Island.
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!

Booth registration open for Regional Business Expo @ WNC Agricultural Center, Expo Building
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

With 120+ local companies offering business solutions at the WNC Regional Chamber Business Expo, you can solve your business issues in one fell swoop. Take this opportunity to share ideas, make connections and learn about products and services from local, trustworthy companies. The expo will include Health & Wellness, Financial Services, Insurance, Professional Services, Printing and more!

Aug
14
Wed
2019
Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!

Plan for Your Fundraising Success @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am

So, you want to raise more money. But you don’t know where to start. You’re not alone.

Nonprofits need a diversified funding strategy if they want to survive. And they need a robust development plan if they want to grow and thrive.

This half-day interactive workshop provides benchmarking data so you can see how your nonprofit stacks up against the competition. You’ll also consider your organization’s past results as well as new ways of raising money.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other board and staff members.

Plan for Your Fundraising Success @ Country Inn & Suites Asheville Westgate
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

So, you want to raise more money. But you don’t know where to start. You’re not alone.

Nonprofits need a diversified funding strategy if they want to survive. And they need a robust development plan if they want to grow and thrive.

This half-day interactive workshop provides benchmarking data so you can see how your nonprofit stacks up against the competition. You’ll also consider your organization’s past results as well as new ways of raising money.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other board and staff members.

Grant Writing 101 @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm

There’s more to grant writing than just “writing.” A lot more.

This half-day workshop covers the basics of foundation grant research and grant writing. You’ll learn how to find your best prospects and write your own grant proposals.

This workshop combines lecture, group discussion, and hands-on activities to reinforce course material.

The focus of this workshop is foundation grants.
(State and federal grants are not part of this program.)

Grant Writing 101 @ Country Inn & Suites Asheville Westgate
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

There’s more to grant writing than just “writing.” A lot more.

This half-day workshop covers the basics of foundation grant research and grant writing. You’ll learn how to find your best prospects and write your own grant proposals.

This workshop combines lecture, group discussion, and hands-on activities to reinforce course material.

The focus of this workshop is foundation grants.
(State and federal grants are not part of this program.)

Aug
15
Thu
2019
The Art and Science of Fundraising Appeals @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am

You know you need to write great fundraising letters. But how, exactly, do you do that?

Fundraising is an art and a science, and your appeal letter needs to reflect both. You need to understand what motivates donors, how to get them to give – and get them to give more.

Inspired by some of the biggest names in the nonprofit sector (including Tom Ahern, Jeff Brooks, Penelope Burk, Roger Craver, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Simone Joyaux and Jerry Panas), this half-day program will help you understand what donors want – and why.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

The Art and Science of Fundraising Appeals @ Country Inn & Suites Asheville Westgate
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

You know you need to write great fundraising letters. But how, exactly, do you do that?

Fundraising is an art and a science, and your appeal letter needs to reflect both. You need to understand what motivates donors, how to get them to give – and get them to give more.

Inspired by some of the biggest names in the nonprofit sector (including Tom Ahern, Jeff Brooks, Penelope Burk, Roger Craver, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Simone Joyaux and Jerry Panas), this half-day program will help you understand what donors want – and why.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

Keep More Donors, Raise More Money @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm

It’s a fact. If you want to raise more money, you need to keep more of your donors.

21st century fundraising is all about retention. You need to understand what makes donors give – and what makes them want to give to you.

This fast-paced, half-day program will help you understand why donors give – and how to get them to give to you again and again.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

Keep More Donors, Raise More Money @ Country Inn & Suites Asheville Westgate
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s a fact. If you want to raise more money, you need to keep more of your donors.

21st century fundraising is all about retention. You need to understand what makes donors give – and what makes them want to give to you.

This fast-paced, half-day program will help you understand why donors give – and how to get them to give to you again and again.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!

Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Aug 28 @ 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.

Sep
4
Wed
2019
Market Updates at the Mug @ The Ugly Mug
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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!