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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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, July 14, 2020
Anything That Floats 2020-French Broad in Wonderland
Jul 14 – Jul 31 all-day
French Broad River Watershed

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Join RiverLink on the River July 10-31 for Anything That Floats 2020- French Broad in Wonderland!

We continue to take measures to ensure social distancing and are excited to offer an adapted version of the Anything That Floats Parade. This year we are hosting a semi-virtual river float with a flexible time frame that ensures you can safely experience the river while uniting for a common cause- clean water and the protection of our watershed!

Registration includes participation in the event, a free swag bag full of awesome goodies, a free raffle ticket for a chance to win some amazing prizes, and more! We look forward to seeing you on the river!

Help Buncombe Expand Broadband Internet Access
Jul 14 all-day
Online

Are you interested in helping Buncombe County expand reliable, high-speed internet? If so, we need your help. Please consider joining the Buncombe Broadband Working Group. Applications are due by Friday, July 17.

Objective:

This posting is for 3-5 community members to the Buncombe Broadband Working Group which will support the evaluation of proposals submitted to Buncombe County for high-speed internet solutions.

Term:

Members shall serve for approximately 6 months, but the term may be extended or reduced based on responses from high-speed internet providers. Members may be replaced at any time at the sole discretion of the respective institution or organization. Time commitment is an estimated 4-5 hours each month.

Responsibilities:

The workgroup will:

  • Develop a Request for Proposal document for high-speed internet services in Buncombe County,
  • Objectively evaluate the proposals received,
  • Weigh proposals based on cost, and ability to deliver excellent, sustainable service using the scoring matrix provided to bidders through the RFP, and
  • Provide a recommendation to County leadership.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be Buncombe County residents. Ideal candidates have an understanding of the technical requirements of high-speed internet operations, experience leading or supporting community high-speed internet initiatives, or experience/relationships working with high-speed internet providers. Candidates must report any potential conflicts of interest.

To Apply:

Please complete the Boards and Commissions application found here and return to Lamar Joyner at [email protected] by Friday, July 17.

Introducing Bookfix: Custom Reading Recommendations
Jul 14 all-day
Buncombe County Libraries curbside pickup

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Miss browsing the library’s shelves? Let us help with Bookfix. Call or email your local library to have a librarian put together a bundle of books tailored to your specific interests. You can pick up your personal Bookfix bundle at our curbside hold pickup service. Our Ask a Librarian line is available Monday-Saturday at (828) 250-4700 or you can email [email protected].

Research Your Family History Free
Jul 14 all-day
Online

 

For the month of July, genealogists and historians can access the popular Ancestry.com database from home for free. All you need is a library card.

Among the billions of records available, Ancestry.com includes census records and indexes, vital, church, military, public member trees; birth, marriage and death records; tax, criminal, land and wills stories, memories and histories, pictures, city directories, immigration and travel schools, maps and more. There are records from the United States as well as international records, so no matter where your family might be from, you will probably be able locate them in the Ancestry database.

Find a new branch of your family tree with Ancestry. Visit the library website at buncombecounty.org/library and use the Virtual Library tab to access Ancestry. If you don’t have a library card, email us at [email protected] and we can give you a card by email. Call 828-250-4700 with any questions.

Smokin’ Hot Summer Online Vendor Event
Jul 14 @ 6:00 am – Jul 19 @ 11:45 pm
Online

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Come and hang out with us as a bunch of small businesses show you their products, play games, and participate in giveaways! It will be so fun!

Please fill out the registration form in the ticket link to join as a vendor and pay your fee.

The Year 2020 with Mountain Made Art Gallery
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mountain Made - Asheville Art Gallery

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THE YEAR 2020 While we aren’t able to do our live demos so far this year, we have another idea! Nancy Dillingham is one of our local writers and Nancy is a poet. She has written at least 10 books of poetry because we have them at Mountain Made. She has probably written more. “In Fred Chappell’s introduction to Dillingham’s book, Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems, he says: “Poetry is news that stays news” and that, in Dillingham’s poetry, “we wait both for the future to appear and for the past to subside.” Nancy is going to be our feature demo artist for the year and sharing her writing experiences. We are doing a book of poetry or thoughts on “The Year 2020”. They could be funny or serious. So our demo this year is going to be writing. Email it to us, bring it by Mountain Made, or use our demo table to put your thoughts down on paper and leave it with us. We are then, around the middle of Nov., going to put it all together into a book! It won’t be fancy but it will be for sale. We will take donations and it will all go to charity. We haven’t decided if it will be one or several but “The Year 2020” will let us know where it is most needed! We have a lot to think about this year so put it on paper and share your thoughts! Be sure to put your name on it, city and state but if you want to remain anonymous that is fine too.

Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store Now Accepting Donations on Limited Days
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Blue Ridge Humane Society

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store will begin accepting merchandise donations for resell from the public on Tuesday, June 30th. Donations will only be accepted on Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10:30am-4:00pm. The Thrift Store remains open for shopping with the reduced hours of 10:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, and with a limited shopper capacity.

Donations will need to be able to unloaded without staff assistance and placed into the appropriately labeled bin to ensure a contact-free drop-off. This will also assist with ensuring that all items can be properly transported and quarantined before processing and placement for resell in the store. During drop-offs all donors are asked to practice physical distancing and wear a mask following state mandates. Donated items will be quarantined before processing by staff and volunteers to ensure that all items are safe for resell.

Staff and volunteers continue to adhere to additional cleaning, sanitizing, scheduling, and social distancing practices as recommended by the CDC and current safety regulations. The number of customers allowed in the store remains limited to reduce the risk of exposure. Markers are placed to designate 6ft spaced waiting areas for shoppers to enter the store or for waiting in line for check-out. Customers, as well as staff and volunteers, are required to wear a mask while on Thrift Store premises and shopping and follow CDC recommendations.

All customers will be required to follow the procedures listed below:

  • All staff, volunteers, and customers are required to wear a mask while on the Thrift Store premises and during shopping.
  • Store hours are adjusted; keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for current hours.
  • The number of customers allowed in the store is limited. Please expect a wait and be patient with other shoppers while waiting, and our staff and volunteers managing the entrance and exit.
  • Practice social distancing while shopping or waiting in line. Markers will be placed for checkout and entry lines.
  • Shields are installed at checkout locations for the safety of our customers, volunteers, and staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available for customers, volunteers, and staff at stations located at each door.
  • Anyone exhibiting signs of illness is asked to stay home, including staff and volunteers.
  • Follow CDC recommendations at all times:
    • Three W’s: Wear a cloth mask, Wait 6’ apart and Wash your hands!
  • Donations will be accepted on Tuesdays and Fridays only, between 10:30am-4pm. Items must be able to unloaded without staff assistance and placed into bins for quarantine. Donors are asked to practice physical distancing and wear a mask while on Thrift Store property.

If you believe in our cause, consider making a donation or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at www.blueridgehumane.org or call (828) 692-2639.

Strolling through History Online Tour
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Online

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This year, we weren’t able to host our “Strolling through History” series of walking tours, but thanks to some awesome work by interns we hosted from UNC Asheville this spring, they will be partially available virtually!

Enjoy “Scrolling” through history from your couch, or grab your tablet or smartphone and follow the tour in real life. (Make sure to follow local safety guidelines!)

The tours will be posted as links in this event discussion. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Additional Library Curbside Service
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fairview, Leicester, and Oakley/South Asheville branches

 

Buncombe County Public Libraries will be opening three additional locations for curbside pickup service, the Fairview, Leicester, and Oakley/South Asheville branches. These locations will operate from 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, in addition to our current curbside pickup service locations at the Black Mountain, North Asheville, South Buncombe, and West Asheville locations. For more information about library curbside pickup service or to place an item on hold for pickup, please call your local library or the Ask-A-Librarian line (828-250-4700) or visit buncombecounty.org/library. We hope to see you soon!

City Council Watch Party
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pack Square Park

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Come to Pack Square and listen in to Asheville’s City Council meeting July 14 at 5pm. This council meeting will specifically focus on reparations for the black community in Asheville.

While the meeting is happening, we will provide chalk for folks to write in comments for all to see!

Reparations In Asheville Council Watch Party
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online

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Join BeLoved Asheville on Tuesday, July 14 at 5pm for a live stream watch party on our BeLoved Facebook page of Asheville’s bi-monthly City Council meeting, where, thanks to the voices of the community, there will be a discussion about next steps towards reparations to Black Asheville. Let’s watch together while we build and strategize towards a community that protects, defends, and lifts up Black lives! Read the Racial Justice Coalition call to action and the proposed resolution supporting reparations at: https://www.rjcavl.org/reparations-call-to-action/

Hendersonville Road Corridor – Virtual Public Meeting
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Online

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Help us plan for the future of Hendersonville Road. As Buncombe County continues to grow, more development along this crucial north-south corridor is expected. Asheville City Government, the French Broad River MPO, Buncombe County Government, NCDOT, as well as community groups and institutions along the 5.4 mile corridor are partnering to examine and propose strategies related to congestion, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and connectivity. Join us virtually to make your voice heard and interact with project team members, as a big part of this corridors success relies on the regions input!

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom with a call-in option available. Join us by clicking the link posted or click the image for login details. For more information on the project, this event or to access the ongoing survey and web map, go to: http://frenchbroadrivermpo.org/hendersonville-road-corridor/

 

Tuesday Early Jam
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Free WIFI Hotspots Available Outside Buncombe Libraries
Jul 15 all-day
Buncombe County Libraries

Buncombe County Public Libraries have free wifi hotspots available outside any library building. To use the wifi, look for the LibraryGuest network and use the password readmore. The wifi is available all day every day, whether the library is open or not. Please observe all Buncombe County social distancing and gathering requirements while using the wifi. Questions? Call (828) 250-4700 or email [email protected].

Help Buncombe Expand Broadband Internet Access
Jul 15 all-day
Online

Are you interested in helping Buncombe County expand reliable, high-speed internet? If so, we need your help. Please consider joining the Buncombe Broadband Working Group. Applications are due by Friday, July 17.

Objective:

This posting is for 3-5 community members to the Buncombe Broadband Working Group which will support the evaluation of proposals submitted to Buncombe County for high-speed internet solutions.

Term:

Members shall serve for approximately 6 months, but the term may be extended or reduced based on responses from high-speed internet providers. Members may be replaced at any time at the sole discretion of the respective institution or organization. Time commitment is an estimated 4-5 hours each month.

Responsibilities:

The workgroup will:

  • Develop a Request for Proposal document for high-speed internet services in Buncombe County,
  • Objectively evaluate the proposals received,
  • Weigh proposals based on cost, and ability to deliver excellent, sustainable service using the scoring matrix provided to bidders through the RFP, and
  • Provide a recommendation to County leadership.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be Buncombe County residents. Ideal candidates have an understanding of the technical requirements of high-speed internet operations, experience leading or supporting community high-speed internet initiatives, or experience/relationships working with high-speed internet providers. Candidates must report any potential conflicts of interest.

To Apply:

Please complete the Boards and Commissions application found here and return to Lamar Joyner at [email protected] by Friday, July 17.

Introducing Bookfix: Custom Reading Recommendations
Jul 15 all-day
Buncombe County Libraries curbside pickup

Photo of typewriter

 

 

Miss browsing the library’s shelves? Let us help with Bookfix. Call or email your local library to have a librarian put together a bundle of books tailored to your specific interests. You can pick up your personal Bookfix bundle at our curbside hold pickup service. Our Ask a Librarian line is available Monday-Saturday at (828) 250-4700 or you can email [email protected].

Research Your Family History Free
Jul 15 all-day
Online

 

For the month of July, genealogists and historians can access the popular Ancestry.com database from home for free. All you need is a library card.

Among the billions of records available, Ancestry.com includes census records and indexes, vital, church, military, public member trees; birth, marriage and death records; tax, criminal, land and wills stories, memories and histories, pictures, city directories, immigration and travel schools, maps and more. There are records from the United States as well as international records, so no matter where your family might be from, you will probably be able locate them in the Ancestry database.

Find a new branch of your family tree with Ancestry. Visit the library website at buncombecounty.org/library and use the Virtual Library tab to access Ancestry. If you don’t have a library card, email us at [email protected] and we can give you a card by email. Call 828-250-4700 with any questions.

Library Computer Appointments Available
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buncombe County Libraries
The Perfect Turkey

Buncombe County Public Libraries will begin offering appointments for computer use on July 1. Forty-five minute appointments are available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at all library locations except the Oakley/South Asheville branch.

The Year 2020 with Mountain Made Art Gallery
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mountain Made - Asheville Art Gallery

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THE YEAR 2020 While we aren’t able to do our live demos so far this year, we have another idea! Nancy Dillingham is one of our local writers and Nancy is a poet. She has written at least 10 books of poetry because we have them at Mountain Made. She has probably written more. “In Fred Chappell’s introduction to Dillingham’s book, Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems, he says: “Poetry is news that stays news” and that, in Dillingham’s poetry, “we wait both for the future to appear and for the past to subside.” Nancy is going to be our feature demo artist for the year and sharing her writing experiences. We are doing a book of poetry or thoughts on “The Year 2020”. They could be funny or serious. So our demo this year is going to be writing. Email it to us, bring it by Mountain Made, or use our demo table to put your thoughts down on paper and leave it with us. We are then, around the middle of Nov., going to put it all together into a book! It won’t be fancy but it will be for sale. We will take donations and it will all go to charity. We haven’t decided if it will be one or several but “The Year 2020” will let us know where it is most needed! We have a lot to think about this year so put it on paper and share your thoughts! Be sure to put your name on it, city and state but if you want to remain anonymous that is fine too.

Strolling through History Online Tour
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Online

Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, sky and outdoor

This year, we weren’t able to host our “Strolling through History” series of walking tours, but thanks to some awesome work by interns we hosted from UNC Asheville this spring, they will be partially available virtually!

Enjoy “Scrolling” through history from your couch, or grab your tablet or smartphone and follow the tour in real life. (Make sure to follow local safety guidelines!)

The tours will be posted as links in this event discussion. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!