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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
All Buncombe County Parks Closed until further notice
Apr 1 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Greenways and walking trails remain open. Violations are considered punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Apr 1 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Apr 1 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Apr 1 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Apr 1 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Apr 1 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

Carl Sandburg Home: “Movement” Youth Art Show
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home



More than 700 students from across the country used canvases for an artistic expression inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Night Movement,” and other poetry pieces in Sandburg’s collection “Smoke and Steel.” 71 canvases were submitted to the exhibit and each canvas reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what “movement” means to them. Visitors can see the installation in a building adjacent to the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally.

Sandburg Home: The Sandburg Home is a great place to start your visit! The ground floor of the home contains visitor information, exhibits, tour ticket sales, the park store, and you can watch the park video. The main and top level of the home are furnished with the Sandburg family belongings. Visitors may only access the furnished ares of the home on a guided tour.

Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
$5.00 for Adults age 62 and older and all interagency pass holders
Free for Children age 15 and under

  • Reservations: Reserving in advance lets you pick your preferred house tour time. Tours fill up quickly. Last-minute, in-person tickets may not be available on the day you visit. Plan ahead and reserve house tour tickets at recreation.gov.
  • Passes: The park sells the America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
    *These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
  • 30-minute house tours are offered every day. Visit recreation.gov for the current schedule.
  • Visitors may only tour the Sandburg Home on a guided tour.
  • Tours are limited to 12 persons.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the house tour, but there is a place to leave them for storage. Infants and small children should be carried through the house while on tour.
Free Online West African Drumming & Dance for Kids Hosted by LEAF
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
LEAF Global Arts Online

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We invite young LEAFers to join LEAF Resident Teaching Artist Adama Dembele for a virtual drumming and dance class for elementary age kids. Adama is a master djembefola (djembe player) from the Ivory Coast, West Africa, and has been a part of LEAF since 2005. He currently teaches year round after school classes with LEAF Schools & Streets, and he is excited to offer video classes in which students can take a journey to explore the sounds, rhythms and movements of West African culture right from their own home!

https://www.facebook.com/events/199994081418039/

Kids Hip Hop with Lisa Zahiya
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Studio Zahiya Online
Thursday, April 2, 2020
All Buncombe County Parks Closed until further notice
Apr 2 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Greenways and walking trails remain open. Violations are considered punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

British Museum Virtual Tour Museum of the World
Apr 2 all-day
British Museum O-line

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD interactive

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Apr 2 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Apr 2 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Apr 2 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Verner Early Education: How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home
Apr 2 all-day
online

Early Education Home-Days:  Socially Distanced But Still Connected

Even during social distancing, families and their early learners benefit from high-quality early education.

Like so many families in our community that are practicing social distancing and are fortunate to have the ability to do so, I am working from home.  As early educators, we know very well the struggles of working from home while having little ones at your side.  Verner staff are working remotely and supporting Verner families that are now practicing “home-days” while center-based care is suspended.

Some observations about home-days:

Early educators speak frequently about the importance of trusting connections and relationships and their importance for the development of children’s social-emotional intelligence and foundations for life-long learning.  This is true for both children and adults! During these days of increased isolation, Verner’s early educators have all been asking what can we do to support families so home-days feel good for everyone and our community remains connected even if we cannot all be together at school right now.

Our staff are making these home-day suggestions available to the community:

https://www.vernerearlylearning.org/covid-19.html

We have also created a YouTube site so that our children can share videos that their teachers have recorded of themselves reading stories, going on an exploratory hike, etc.:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dZ7hot37TIK8EYzgdnBcA

Buncombe Partnership for Children has also compiled a great list of supports for families:

https://buncombepfc.org/covid19/

Our community is coming together in amazing ways to support families through this transitional period.

We hope to back serving families in center-based care soon!

Verner Center for Early Learning fosters holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive.

Verner supports over 250 families with center-based and home-based services at four locations throughout Buncombe County.  For more information please visit www.vernerearlylearning.org

 

 

Keeper For A Day at Grandfather Mountain
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Grandfather Mountain

Keeper For A Day

Learn how to interact with the animals, clean up, prepare food and provide enrichments. Observe various training sessions, animal behavior and the inner workings of the animal habitats.

Requirements:

Limited to two persons per day. No pets allowed in habitat area. Keepers for a Day must:

— be 12 years of age or older
— be capable of walking up and down steep, rough terrain
— sign a waiver of liability

Expected Daily Schedule:

Arrive at 8 a.m., meet the keepers, and go to work! Assist as we let out the animals, feed them and clean their habitats. You may be asked to lift and carry animal food, tools or other items. Learn about training and providing enrichments. End your exciting shift at 11 a.m.

What to Wear:

You will get dirty! Please wear appropriate, closed-toe hiking or work boots and no loose jewelry. Coats, jackets, gloves and hats are recommended for cooler weather. Please bring sunscreen.

Weather:

Keeper for a Day will continue on schedule regardless of weather conditions. In the event that weather conditions could affect the opening of the habitats, you will be contacted.

The weather on Grandfather Mountain can change at a moment’s notice. Temperatures are commonly 5 to 10 degrees colder than what they are at the bottom of the mountain in Linville. It is recommended that you dress in layers and be prepared for any weather condition.

2019 Keeper for a Day Dates

Month Days Time Number
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
May 7, 14, 21, 28 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
June 4, 11, 18, 25 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
August 6, 13, 20, 27 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
September 3, 10, 17, 24 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day

Reservations:

Keeper for a Day must be booked at least one week in advance by calling (828) 733-8715. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Price:

The cost is $75 per participant ($60 each for Bridge Club members). Admission to the park is included.

LEAF Global Arts: Easel Rider LIVE!
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
LEAF Global Arts Facebook

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Join us for an Easel Rider craft on Facebook Live with our Community Engagement Director, Marsha Almodovar. These fun crafts will utilize supplies you can easily find in your own home. Tune in each Thursday at 3pm EST as we go live to provide step by step instruction, and enjoy a moment of creativity and connection in your day!

Contra Dance At The OFB
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Friday, April 3, 2020
All Buncombe County Parks Closed until further notice
Apr 3 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

 

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Greenways and walking trails remain open. Violations are considered punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.