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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Continuum Art Market
Jun 29 2022 – Jan 7 2023 all-day
Continuum Art Gallery

[HENDERSONVILLE, NC, Saturday, September 4th, 2021]
On the first Saturday of each month, Continuum Art hosts an art market to showcase local artists and makers. Ranging in mediums from paintings, to textiles, to jewelry, you’re guaranteed to find something you love! Each market also hosts live music and local caterers. A free, family-friendly event and a great way to check out our space and upcoming events. Visit us from 12-5pm on September 4th!
If you’re interested in vending at one of our art markets, email [email protected] or DM on Instagram @continuumgallerync

Outpace Hunger Feed People and Your Passion
Jun 29 all-day
Online w/ Manna FoodBank

OUTPACE HUNGER

FEED PEOPLE AND YOUR PASSION!

What Is Outpace Hunger?

Looking for a way to make a real impact this spring and summer? Feed people while pursuing your passion through Outpace Hunger, an action-based fundraising campaign that turns a favorite activity into meals!

For decades, MANNA FoodBank has been working to outpace hunger and food insecurity all across 16 counties of Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary. The 2022 campaign runs May 1 through September 30, and we invite you join the growing community of folks who are Outpacing Hunger alongside of us!

How It Works

Participating in Outpace Hunger is easy!

You decide your level of commitment, so every participant can create their own path to helping provide food to our community. Participants also decide how, when, and where they complete their goal, any time now through the campaign end on September 30.

Outpace Hunger participants:

(1) Register to be a part of MANNA’s Outpace Hunger community. The $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt for you and provides 80 MEALS for neighbors facing food insecurity in WNC.

(2) Choose a favorite activity (run, walk, roll, stroll, hike, bike, paddle, climb, float, skate, golf, and everything in between!) to complete individually, or as a family/group/team.

(3) Set a goal to reach. This can be an activity-related goal, a fundraising goal, or both.

(4) Invite friends and family to support your fundraising efforts through your own, personalized Outpace Hunger webpage.

Whether running a 5K, walking your neighborhood, hiking the Mountains to Sea trail, or paddling the French Broad River, Outpace Hunger participants play a vital part in ensuring our WNC neighbors have access to healthy food

READY TO OUTPACE HUNGER WITH US?

REGISTER NOW!

ALREADY AN OUTPACE HUNGER PARTICIPANT?

VISIT YOUR PAGE

 NEED MORE INFORMATION?

OUTPACE HUNGER HOW-TO GUIDE

Bullington Gardens: Fairy Trail
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens

Join us on the magical Fairy Trail where your imagination is the only limit.

Developed by Fairies and dedicated volunteers, Bullington Gardens’ Fairy Trail is a whimsical treat for the young and the young at heart. Featuring charming vignettes and villages, the fairy trail will charm you with its thoughtful design, eye catching displays and secret woodland trail.

Rules of the trail:

Do not move or rearrange fairy displays. The fairies are very fond of their own decorating.

Do not leave trash on the trail. Fairies do not like litter in their town.

Please ensure children and pets are supervised at all times. Dogs and loud noises can scare the fairies into hiding.

Do not disturb wildlife or vegetation. The fairies depend on the vegetation to build their homes.

The trail is one way only. Please stay on the trail at all times.

P.S. the Fairies would like us to remind you that we are a non-profit and donations are greatly appreciated. Help us keep the fairies living in the style with which they’ve become accustomed.

LEAF Summer Camp
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEAF Global Experience
  • LEAF Schools & Streets invites your students to join us at LEAF Global Arts for summer camp!

    There will be three camps which will run 9am to 5pm at LEAF Global Arts Experience Downtown Asheville. Morning drop off is between 8:30am and 9am and pick up is from 5pm-5:30pm. Snacks will be provided, and students should bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle to camp every day.

    We will kick off our first two summer camp weeks with two Hip Hop Dance camps for rising 1st through 6th graders. These camps will be led by LEAF Master Resident Teaching Artist Otto Vazquez, and will introduce students to the stylings, history, and culture of hip hop dance. Mr. Otto is sure to teach your kiddo some smooth moves! This camp runs two separate weeks: June 20th – June 24th, and June 27th – July 1st.

    Cost for these week-long camps is $230 per week. Scholarships are available. Please inquire by emailing Erinn at [email protected]  LEAF Global Arts Summer Camps are made possible by the generous support of LEAF Members and in part by a partnership with Open Doors of Asheville.

LEAF Summer Hip Hop Dance Camp
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm
LEAF Global Experience

Hip Hop Dance Camp Week 2 – June 27 to July 1. Hip Hop Dance Camp is for rising 1st through 6th graders. This camp will be led by LEAF Master Resident Teaching Artist Otto Vazquez and will introduce students to the stylings, history, and culture of hip hop dance. Mr. Otto is sure to teach your kiddo some smooth moves!

Camps runs from 9 am to 5 pm at LEAF Global Arts Experience Downtown Asheville. Morning drop-off is between 8:30 am and 9 am and pick-up is from 5 pm-5:30 pm. Snacks will be provided, and students should bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle to camp every day.

MOANA WORKSHOP
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

Moana 2022 Summer

Come and see how far YOU’LL GO!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Camp features: acting and improv classes, music and choreography, prop building, theatre games and more!

Musical Theatre Camp Rising 1st- 2nd Grades
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Studio 52 Education Building

In this exciting week-long, half-day summer theatre program, young artists will combine acting, singing, and dance as they dive into the world of musical theatre. With a fun combination of training, rehearsal, and performance, students will apply their new skills in a short, informal performance presented at the end of the week for a small audience. This week is perfectly suited for imaginative students who love music and movement, are excited to collaborate with peers and professionals, and interested in diving into the world of theatre. No previous experience required. Every program covers new material. Space is limited.

S.A.S.Y. Art Camps Ages 5-7
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 2:15 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center

Our Summer Arts Camp is a one-week encounter with music, visual as well as performing arts. Our campers will be given the flexibility to choose their own art experience. They may want to dabble in the performing arts or take part in the visual arts or perhaps do a bit of both.

Art Extravaganza Friday July 1st
Reception & exhibits 4:30 pm
Final presentation of theater & music students 5:00 pm

  • Having Fun with Art: the students will explore all types of arts, using various media, paint, crayons, etc. It should be an arts blast. Teacher: Lynn Costine – Time: 9:00 AM.

 

  • Animal Art: draw your favorite animal, create a new animal, and make a home for your animal. Drawing, paper wave, 3D paper construction. Teacher: Kendal Stoney – Time: 9:00 AM.

 

  • The Art of Printmaking: Susie Walker will guide our younger set through a fun-filled plethora of printmaking techniques. This will be a no-stress class guaranteed to delight our young artists by creating beautiful works of art. Time: 10:45 AM.

 

  • Music Camp: A gentle introduction to the wonderful fun-filled world of music. Woody Cowan will delight and teach his group lots of fun-filled songs that they can perform for you at our Art extravaganzas on Friday afternoon. Time: 10:45 AM
S.A.S.Y. Art Camps Ages 8-12
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 2:15 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center

Our Summer Arts Camp is a one-week encounter with music, visual as well as performing arts. Our campers will be given the flexibility to choose their own art experience. They may want to dabble in the performing arts or take part in the visual arts or perhaps do a bit of both.

  • Origami: Susie Walker will teach you all the ins and outs of the folding world of Origami. In this hands-on class, you will not only learn the methods but you will learn all the practical applications of this ancient old world art. Time: 9:00 PM.

 

  • Drawing: Sharpen your skills with artist Ben Sellers. He will show us the how’s and why’s of pen and ink. Giving you the tools you need to be a better artist. Time: 9:00 AM.

 

  • Theater Camp: Lights, Camera, Action!!                                If acting is your thing or something you would like to explore theater camp will give you an opportunity to act live on stage. We will learn all the mechanics of the live stage.  On the first day, we will assign parts and begin practicing for our play that will be performed on Friday. Every child will have a speaking part, learn about blocking, and all the other aspects of stage performance. Teacher: Clara Rogers – Time: 9:00 AM-12:00  PM.

 

  • Selfies, portraits, and collage: For a total emersion into all the elements of the facial features and then sign up for this class. Teacher, Kendal Stoney’s expert know-how will make it easy to create wonderful portrait artwork. Time: 10:45 AM.

 

  • Mural Painting: Ben Sellers, our hometown professional artist, will lead our young artist in a group effort to create a mural. This colorful experience will be a wonderful creative adventure. Time: 10:45 AM

 

  • Music Camp: Our favorite musical teacher and entertainer, Woody Cowan, will be ready and willing to give you a fun-filled singing experience that will have you toe-tapping and hand-clapping all week long. On Friday afternoon you will join all the other performing artists to show what you know.Time: 1:00 PM.

 

  • Wild & Wonderful Abstract Art: Abstract artist Tina Durbin will impart her love and knowledge of abstract art through her favorite abstract artist- Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Jackson Pollack to name a few. Just have fun and let the world of color and line help you create your masterpiece!Time: 1:00 PM.
School’s OUT for Summer Movie Express! 
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Regal Biltmore Grande & RPX

Regal Summer Movie Express

 

Summer Movie Express

The entire family can enjoy $2 tickets at Regal Biltmore Grande. Enjoy these discounted tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for the first show of the day. Buy tickets today!

 

 

 

Summer Art Camp: (Grades 6–8) Mixed-Media Portraits
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Jeanne Billfaldt, Untitled (Two Dancers), 1959, oil and encaustic on panel, 9 1/8 × 10 inches. Gift of Colin Post, 2005.20.02.20. © Estate of Jeanne Billfaldt.

Mixed Media PortraitsStudents will explore traditional and non-traditional materials including drawing, painting, and mixed-media processes to create one-of-a-kind portraits.

Please note:

  • Summer Art Camp is held primarily indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students; face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing/sanitization are required.
  • Students can register for morning only, afternoon only, or all-day sessions. All-day camp includes a 1-hour supervised lunch break.
JOIN US ONSTAGE IN “THE TEMPEST”!
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space

Shipwrecks! Betrayals! Romance! Mistaken identities and switcheroos! Magic! A tipsy sea monster! This Shakespearean comedy has everything!

 

Rehearsals for “The Tempest” will be from 11am-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13, and performances will be July 1-3 and July 8 & 9.

Asheville Area Arts Council funding helps support Moppets after-school program

We are delighted to announce that Moppets has been awarded a $1,500 Arts Build Community Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council in support of our new after-school programming at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center!

Taught by Artistic Director Ashleigh Goff and veteran Moppet Eli Hamilton, the class is our first-ever partnership with the City of Asheville. Students in the after-school program are learning basic theater skills and building their self-confidence in a fun and welcoming environment. The program will culminate in a showcase performance for the students’ peers and families.

“One of our overarching goals is to introduce more kids to classical theater, wherever they are,” Moppets Executive Director Rachel Cort said. “This funding helps us to take a big step toward that goal. We are incredibly grateful to the Asheville Area Arts Council for supporting the Moppets and aspiring young actors in our community.”

Make A Splash: Buncombe Swimming Pools Open
Jun 29 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Buncombe County Swimming Pools


Start mentally preparing for the ceremonial start to the summer and your first dip in the pool! Buncombe County Recreation Services opens its five outdoor swimming pools on Saturday, May 28.

Pools are open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, pools may close for a short period of time or the entire day. Follow individual pools on Facebook for the latest information on closings.

Cost to swim is $3.00 per day. Visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs and lounging towels.

For many local families, our pool openings signal the beginning of summer and more relaxing days. They’re an affordable, fun, and healthy way to beat the heat. Thanks to their locations, they’re also surrounded by stunning views of our mountains.

Pools are located across the county, ensuring easy access for all kids and families. The facilities are managed through an agreement with Swim Club Management Group of Asheville which oversees maintenance, hires staff, and handles daily operations. Community members can sign up for swim lessons and book private parties on the management group’s website, buncombepool.com.

Sun safety information is available at each location, but pool visitors are reminded to apply water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before putting on a bathing suit and reapply every two hours or after swimming. Other tips to avoid the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays include wearing high-UPF swim shirts, wide brim hats, and wraparound UV-blocking sunglasses. More sun safety tips are available from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Pool Locations

Cane Creek Pool
590 Lower Brush Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
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Erwin Pool
58 Lees Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28806
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Hominy Valley Pool
25 Twin Lakes Road
Candler, NC 28715
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North Buncombe Pool
892 Clarks Chapel Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
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Owen Pool
117 Stone Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778
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Build-a-Boat #2 Build a two propeller, rubber band powered boat. Adult supervision needed.
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Leicester Library

Build-a-Boat #2 Build a two propeller, rubber band powered boat. Adult supervision needed.

Summer Art Camp: (Grades 6–8) Landscape Painting
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Joseph Fiore, Black Mountain Lake Eden, 1954, watercolor on paper, 12 ⅝ × 18 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Falcon Foundation, 2012.53.01.22. © The Falcon Foundation

Mixed Media PortraitsStudents will examine realistic, Impressionist, and abstract landscapes as inspiration for their own works of art. 

Please note:

  • Summer Art Camp is held primarily indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students; face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing/sanitization are required.
  • Students can register for morning only, afternoon only, or all-day sessions. All-day camp includes a 1-hour supervised lunch break.

Joseph Fiore, Black Mountain Lake Eden, 1954, watercolor on paper, 12 ⅝ × 18 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Falcon Foundation, 2012.53.01.22. © The Falcon Foundation

Summer Animal Encounters
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock State Park

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Did you know our staff had a wild side? Join a Park naturalist to meet some of our live Animal Ambassadors and learn what kind of wildlife inhabits the Park and their important roles in the ecosystem. Some of our best teachers have feathers, fur, shells or scales!

Bio Bottles with Mountain Makers
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enka-Candler Library

Bio Bottles with Mountain Makers

Design and create your own mini terrarium. You can nurture it and enjoy it!

Drop-in Puppet Making Workshops – Talleres Abiertas de Marionetas
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
East Asheville Library
Grandfather Glows: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Glows

New in 2022: Bioluminescent Evenings on Grandfather Mountain! Have the rare opportunity to see Synchronous Fireflies, Blue Ghost Fireflies and Glowworms, weather and conditions permitting (rain date is July 2). Grandfather Mountain is home to the Photinus carolinus, the only species of firefly in North America whose individuals can synchronize their lighting display, meaning they can flash in unison. Read more about them!

Grandfather Glows Schedule
7:00 p.m.: MacRae Meadows (Gate 3) opens for parking. Navigate to Grandfather Mountain (2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC). MacRae Meadows is just south of the Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate on US 221.
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Educators roving to answer questions. Picnics are welcome, but please pack away all trash since we have bears in the park.
7:25 p.m: 20-minute fireflies program by park naturalists in parking area
8:00 p.m.: Begin walking or riding the shuttle to the viewing area
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Interpretive tables set up with information about night critters, astronomy and more, plus kid’s activities
8:25 p.m.: 20-minute program by park naturalists in viewing area
9:00-11:00 p.m.: Viewing time, sitting in your chair or on a blanket
11:00 p.m.: Walk or shuttle back to car. Those wanting to walk back to their car before 11 p.m. may do so.

Rain Date: July 2
When purchasing a ticket for a Grandfather Glows event date it is important to understand that your firefly viewing opportunity may occur on the event date or back-up rain date (the day immediately following the event date). If the July 2 back-up event was also canceled by GMSF you would receive a full refund for your ticket.

Event Admission
Tickets go on sale on this page on May 23 at 10 a.m.
Adult: $60
Child (4-12): $35
Bridge Club Adult: $51
Bridge Club Child: $29
Children under 4 are free and do not require a ticket.
Limited to 200 guests

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Outpace Hunger Feed People and Your Passion
Jun 30 all-day
Online w/ Manna FoodBank

OUTPACE HUNGER

FEED PEOPLE AND YOUR PASSION!

What Is Outpace Hunger?

Looking for a way to make a real impact this spring and summer? Feed people while pursuing your passion through Outpace Hunger, an action-based fundraising campaign that turns a favorite activity into meals!

For decades, MANNA FoodBank has been working to outpace hunger and food insecurity all across 16 counties of Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary. The 2022 campaign runs May 1 through September 30, and we invite you join the growing community of folks who are Outpacing Hunger alongside of us!

How It Works

Participating in Outpace Hunger is easy!

You decide your level of commitment, so every participant can create their own path to helping provide food to our community. Participants also decide how, when, and where they complete their goal, any time now through the campaign end on September 30.

Outpace Hunger participants:

(1) Register to be a part of MANNA’s Outpace Hunger community. The $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt for you and provides 80 MEALS for neighbors facing food insecurity in WNC.

(2) Choose a favorite activity (run, walk, roll, stroll, hike, bike, paddle, climb, float, skate, golf, and everything in between!) to complete individually, or as a family/group/team.

(3) Set a goal to reach. This can be an activity-related goal, a fundraising goal, or both.

(4) Invite friends and family to support your fundraising efforts through your own, personalized Outpace Hunger webpage.

Whether running a 5K, walking your neighborhood, hiking the Mountains to Sea trail, or paddling the French Broad River, Outpace Hunger participants play a vital part in ensuring our WNC neighbors have access to healthy food

READY TO OUTPACE HUNGER WITH US?

REGISTER NOW!

ALREADY AN OUTPACE HUNGER PARTICIPANT?

VISIT YOUR PAGE

 NEED MORE INFORMATION?

OUTPACE HUNGER HOW-TO GUIDE