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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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, April 1, 2020
Blood Donations Where Lifesaving Starts
Apr 1 all-day
Blood Connection

It is very important for donors to continue donating in the weeks and months ahead in order to maintain an adequate local blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and well, please make an appointment before donating so we can maintain the proper social distancing. The safety of our donors and staff is our top priority!

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Blood Donations Where Lifesaving Starts
Apr 2 all-day
Blood Connection

It is very important for donors to continue donating in the weeks and months ahead in order to maintain an adequate local blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and well, please make an appointment before donating so we can maintain the proper social distancing. The safety of our donors and staff is our top priority!

Friday, April 3, 2020
Blood Donations Where Lifesaving Starts
Apr 3 all-day
Blood Connection

It is very important for donors to continue donating in the weeks and months ahead in order to maintain an adequate local blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and well, please make an appointment before donating so we can maintain the proper social distancing. The safety of our donors and staff is our top priority!

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Blood Donations Where Lifesaving Starts
Apr 4 all-day
Blood Connection

It is very important for donors to continue donating in the weeks and months ahead in order to maintain an adequate local blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and well, please make an appointment before donating so we can maintain the proper social distancing. The safety of our donors and staff is our top priority!

Volunteer for Park Day Smith-McDowell House
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Smith-McDowell House
The Museum will be CLOSED today while our volunteers are busy dusting, sweeping, raking, vacuuming, brushing…

There is still plenty of time to volunteer for both indoor and outdoor jobs.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Blood Donations Where Lifesaving Starts
Apr 5 all-day
Blood Connection

It is very important for donors to continue donating in the weeks and months ahead in order to maintain an adequate local blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and well, please make an appointment before donating so we can maintain the proper social distancing. The safety of our donors and staff is our top priority!

Monday, April 6, 2020
Conserving Carolina “Kudzu Warriors” at Norman Wilder Forest
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Norman Wilder Forest parking area/trailhead off of Hwy 176,

Join the Conserving Carolina “Kudzu Warriors” as they continue the fight against Kudzu, a non-native and invasive vine, at the Conserving Carolina owned Norman Wilder Forest off of Hwy 176.

The Kudzu Warriors, named for their hard work eradicating Kudzu on Little Warrior Mountain, have been defending the Conserving Carolina nature preserve from Kudzu (and other exotic species) since 2011 and have made a tremendous impact on the property. Areas that were once a mat of Kudzu vines are now lush with native vegetation! But the fight is not over, and we need your help!

Join us Monday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Norman Wilder Forest parking area/trailhead off of Hwy 176, between Tryon and Saluda. GPS points (35.22458, -82.27428)

We will supply tools and gloves, but please bring water and a snack for yourself, dress appropriately and bring your own work gloves if you’d like.

To RSVP or for more information call Pam at 828-697-5777, ext 300 or email [email protected]

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Conserving Carolina “Kudzu Warriors” at Norman Wilder Forest
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Norman Wilder Forest parking area/trailhead off of Hwy 176,

Join the Conserving Carolina “Kudzu Warriors” as they continue the fight against Kudzu, a non-native and invasive vine, at the Conserving Carolina owned Norman Wilder Forest off of Hwy 176.

The Kudzu Warriors, named for their hard work eradicating Kudzu on Little Warrior Mountain, have been defending the Conserving Carolina nature preserve from Kudzu (and other exotic species) since 2011 and have made a tremendous impact on the property. Areas that were once a mat of Kudzu vines are now lush with native vegetation! But the fight is not over, and we need your help!

Join us Monday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Norman Wilder Forest parking area/trailhead off of Hwy 176, between Tryon and Saluda. GPS points (35.22458, -82.27428)

We will supply tools and gloves, but please bring water and a snack for yourself, dress appropriately and bring your own work gloves if you’d like.

To RSVP or for more information call Pam at 828-697-5777, ext 300 or email [email protected]

Conserving Carolina Volunteer Information Session (Transylvania County)
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
ransylvania County Cooperative Extention

Want to know more about Conserving Carolina and how you can help? Join us for a Volunteer Information Session at the Transylvania County Community Services Building. Learn more about how you can help to improve the quality of rivers and trails through local programs like Friends of Brevard Area Trails and the French Broad River Stewards. The session will be held in the Cooperative Extension learning lab.

To RSVP please email Natalie at [email protected]

Volunteer Information Session at The Free Clinics 2:00PM
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Free Clinics

Join us for our next Volunteer Information Session at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 9th!

Over 220 active volunteers support our small staff and enable TFC to provide over 40,000 patient encounters for the year. Volunteers are the foundation of TFC; volunteers are the reason that TFC exists; volunteers are the reason TFC is able to provide high-quality medical, psychiatric, and pharmaceutical care to patients. Volunteers are the reason that TFC is able to offer medically indigent patients care that they would not otherwise receive.

Volunteers at TFC range from clinicians (doctors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists) to lay people. Volunteers provide the clinical visits; volunteers answer the phones; volunteers conduct eligibility screenings; volunteers translate for Spanish-speaking patients. Some volunteers work once a week, while others work once a month, quarterly, or on certain occasions.

TFC invites you to consider joining our team as a volunteer! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Friday, April 10, 2020
Mud Creek Workday WNC Earth Month
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Conserving Carolina

Help us restore this wetland by removing non-native invasive species. This property borders the confluence of Mouth of Mud Creek and the French Broad River. We are working to restore this property from farmland to a functional and healthy wetland. It is important to remove the non-native invasive species to allow native species to thrive.

Must be able to walk ~.25 mile and ability to bend over. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water and lunch. Extra snacks will be provided.

Meet at the Hendersonville office at 9:30AM to carpool or at GPS coordinates (35.406279, -82.529429) at 10:00AM.

RSVP or for more information email [email protected] or call Natalie at 828-697-5777 ext. 211

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Mud Creek Workday WNC Earth Month
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Conserving Carolina

Help us restore this wetland by removing non-native invasive species. This property borders the confluence of Mouth of Mud Creek and the French Broad River. We are working to restore this property from farmland to a functional and healthy wetland. It is important to remove the non-native invasive species to allow native species to thrive.

Must be able to walk ~.25 mile and ability to bend over. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water and lunch. Extra snacks will be provided.

Meet at the Hendersonville office at 9:30AM to carpool or at GPS coordinates (35.406279, -82.529429) at 10:00AM.

RSVP or for more information email [email protected] or call Natalie at 828-697-5777 ext. 211

Monday, April 13, 2020
Literacy Changing Lives Tour
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm
Literacy Council

 

Would you like to learn more about how literacy changes our students’ lives?

Please join us for coffee and a one-hour tour of the Literacy Council.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES for 2020

Friday, January 10 – 9am | Monday, February 10 – 4pm | Friday, March 13 – 9am
Monday, April 13 – 4pm | Friday, May 8 – 9am | Monday, June 8 – 4pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Conserving Carolina Volunteer Information Session
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Conserving Carolina

Want to know more about Conserving Carolina and how you can help? Join us for a Volunteer Information Session at our Hendersonville Office. Learn more about our work and how you can make a difference.

We have everything from office opportunities to workdays on the land.

To RSVP or for more information email [email protected] or call Natalie at 828-697-5777 ext. 211

Bring a Friend Wildflower Hike
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Join Friends of the Smokies for a guided spring wildflower hike on Porters Creek Trail to Fern Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Famous for its display of fringed phacelia, this trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in the Southern Appalachians.

The hike is 3.6 miles with gentle elevation gain.

Members of Friends of the Smokies can bring a friend for free. Not a member of Friends? Join and your first hike is free! The 2020 Classic Hikes of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. These hikes support restoration and rehabilitation of some of the Smokies most impacted trails through the Trails Forever program.

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Knit-n-Give
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Volunteer for Living History Days Smith-McDowell House
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Smith-McDowell House
Volunteer with area 4th and 5th grade students during one our of Living History Days!

Historic interpreters will lead students in activities, games, and demonstrations about 19th-century ways of life in the gardens and throughout the 1840s house.
Admission is $3 for each student (teachers and up to 4 chaperones are free), extra chaperones are also $3 each (cash only, correct change, please). To register your school group, please email [email protected].

Friday, April 24, 2020
Volunteer for Living History Days Smith-McDowell House
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Smith-McDowell House
Volunteer with area 4th and 5th grade students during one our of Living History Days!

Historic interpreters will lead students in activities, games, and demonstrations about 19th-century ways of life in the gardens and throughout the 1840s house.
Admission is $3 for each student (teachers and up to 4 chaperones are free), extra chaperones are also $3 each (cash only, correct change, please). To register your school group, please email [email protected].

King Creek Bog Workday
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hendersonville Conserving Carolina Office
Join us in protecting important bog habitat by removing species encroaching into the bog. By opening up this area and removing Woody species, we’ll be helping improve the natural habitat and encouraging bog species growth.
Volunteers must be able to walk moderate distances. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring lunch and plenty of water.
Necessary tools and gloves will be provided. Plant ID will be taught on site.
Meet at the Hendersonville Conserving Carolina office (847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792) at 9:45am to carpool.
Please RSVP to Natalie at [email protected] or 828-697-5777 ext. 211