Hungry? Here’s a list of upcoming events in the Hendersonville, NC area that feature food and drinks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Wine Wednesday
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Wine Wednesday

Enjoy a $6 glass of wine and 1/2 off bottles every Wednesday night!

French Broad Valley Jam
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oklawaha Brewing Company

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Join us for a weekly mountain music JAM with players in a round, where the session is
focused on regional fiddle tunes and songs.  You are welcome to come and listen or to learn and join in. This event supports the
Henderson County Junior Appalachian Musician (JAM) Kids Program, Free but donations are accepted, Weekly event

French Broad Valley Jam
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oklawaha Brewing Company

Join us for a weekly mountain music JAM with players in a round, where the session is focused on regional fiddle tunes and songs! You are welcome to come and listen or to learn and join in. This event supports the Henderson County Junior Appalachian Musician (JAM) Kids Program. Free but donations are accepted. Weekly event takes place at Oklawaha Brewing Company.

French Broad Valley Jam
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oklawaha Brewing Company

Join us for a weekly mountain music JAM with players in a round, where the session is
focused on regional fiddle tunes and songs, You are welcome to come and listen or to learn and join in, This event supports the
Henderson County Junior Appalachian Musician (JAM) Kids Program, Free but donations are accepted.

Game Night at Hi-Wire Brewing
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hi-Wire Brewing
Game Night at Hi-Wire Brewing

It’s time again for EYLA to host our ever popular Game Night! We are proud and excited to have Hi-Wire Brewing RAD, in its newest location, to host our group.
Please bring your favorite games to share and your competitive spirit to make it a fun and exciting evening of game play.
Please be aware that this and all future Game Nights will be held at the River Arts District location. Please Venmo Norque Smith for fees (1.00) or pay in person Cash to the host.

PRIDE ’22 CONCERT! featuring The Alex Krug Combo, Tina + Her Pony, Liz and Elizabeth, and special guests
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Celebrate Pride with us at this concert featuring The Alex Krug ComboTina & Her PonyLiz and Elizabeth, and special guests. Register to vote and connect with the Jasmine for Congress campaign as we organize across WNC this summer.

Pride month is a time to celebrate, remember, and mobilize the LGBTQ+ community. Join Team Jasmine for this Pride Concert and help elect North Carolina’s first out US Representative: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara! All are welcome for this all ages show!

 

Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge Comedy Open Mic
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Asheville Music Hall

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in downtown Asheville

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Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Asheville Music Hall

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Comedy Open Mic at Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville. Every Weds. 8pm. Doors and comic sign up at 7pm. Free

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Support RiverLink at Your Local Caffeination Stations
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am
3 Different locations--see below

RiverLink is honored to be the beneficiary of the community giving program at High Five Coffee in June and July! Stop by for a beverage and add a $5 donation at the register—100% of your gift goes to RiverLink! In addition, 10% of branded merchandise sales will support our efforts to restore the French Broad. Three locations to serve you: 13 Rankin Ave., 190 Broadway St., or (our favorite) the 2000 Riverside Drive location in Woodfin, offering coffee drinks, pastries and smoothies plus outdoor seating and walking trails on the bank of the river. Now that’s a coffee stop!

Of course, you can always donate directly from this newsletter. Thank you for considering a gift today!

Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
CENTENNIAL CULMINATION CELEBRATION
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aston Park

This event marks our last opportunity to join together in recognition of our 100-year anniversary, celebrate the people and organizations who work to make our community a better place for all, and launch into the NEXT 100 years of community service.

Join us at historic Aston Park located across the street from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Community Services Building. We will gather and reimagine the future as a resilient community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives.

 

FREE EVENT FOR ALL | FOOD | LIVE DJ | PRIZES |
A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ASSEMBLING SUMMER ACTIVITY KITS FOR YOUT

Pint Night
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Pint Night

$1 off draft beers every Thursday!

ArborEvenings
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through September 30, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Find more information, including a musician schedule, here.

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Gluten-free comedy open mic at Ginger’s Revenge  
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ginger's Revenge  

  • Gluten-free comedy open mic at Ginger's Revenge
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Open mic comedy every Thursday from 6-8pm at Ginger’s Revenge Tasting Room.

    Rotating hosts each week Clay Jones, James Burks and Katy Hudson

    No cover
    Signup starts at 5:30, and signup order will not necessarily be show order. Each comic gets 5 mins of stage time

Asheville Tourists Game Highlight: Thirsty Thursday
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm
McCormick Field

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Come enjoy $1 Beers and $1 Cokes every Thursday, thanks to Catawba Brewing Co.!

Rich Nelson Band (Album Release Show)
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Rich Nelson Band (Album Release Show)

Rich Nelson is a rock musician originally from Detroit. He has been making music and art in the mountains of North Carolina since 2004. After playing in many bands for many years, Rich Nelson recorded his first solo album in 2018, his second in 2019, and the third in 2020-21.

The fourth album ‘Lucky Bounce’ will be released in June 2022, with an accompanying film documenting its recording.

Check out the recent ‘Fret And Wail’, the second record ‘Twenty Twenty Hearing’, and the first one ‘Ever Since Now’ at RichNelsonBand.com, at Dark Corner Records, or on iTunes, Spotify, etc. There’s also some fun stuff on YouTube.

The band features Rob Driscoll on drums and Jeff Manson on bass, and the band is excited about their new music and getting back out to play!

RED ROCK HILL

Red Rock Hill plays original songs and selected covers in luminous arrangements.

 

With Jay Wetmore on lead guitar and vocals and Elise Fillpot on rhythm guitar and vocals, the Red Rock Hill Americana sound soars with rich dynamics, unique arrangements and raw harmonies.

Jay Wetmore brings 30 years of writing, recording and playing live music to Red Rock Hill. He has played professionally in numerous bands in New York, Utah and Iowa (including Long After Lunch, The Resistors, The Mark Watson Project, Traveling Mercies, Atomic Deluxe, and Dirty Bob Rocket, to name just a few) and has played the SxSW and NxNW music festivals.

 

Jay founded Red Rock Hill in 2010 to share his favorite music, both his own and that of other musicians. His influences include the Allman Brothers, Steve Earle, Little Feat, and the Grateful Dead. Extraordinary lyrics and haunting musical arrangements set his songs apart. Jay’s guitar trademarks are captivating leads and a strong percussive groove.

Elise Fillpot has lived in North Carolina, Texas, Montana and Utah. She brings a rock-steady, joyful groove to the stage. Since 2018, she and Jay have made their home in Landrum, South Carolina.

Rich Nelson Band (Album Release Show)
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Rich Nelson Band (Album Release Show)

Rich Nelson is a rock musician originally from Detroit. He has been making music and art in the mountains of North Carolina since 2004. After playing in many bands for many years, Rich Nelson recorded his first solo album in 2018, his second in 2019, and the third in 2020-21.

The fourth album ‘Lucky Bounce’ will be released in June 2022, with an accompanying film documenting its recording.

Check out the recent ‘Fret And Wail’, the second record ‘Twenty Twenty Hearing’, and the first one ‘Ever Since Now’ at RichNelsonBand.com, at Dark Corner Records, or on iTunes, Spotify, etc. There’s also some fun stuff on YouTube.

The band features Rob Driscoll on drums and Jeff Manson on bass, and the band is excited about their new music and getting back out to play!

Friday, July 1, 2022
Support RiverLink at Your Local Caffeination Stations
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am
3 Different locations--see below

RiverLink is honored to be the beneficiary of the community giving program at High Five Coffee in June and July! Stop by for a beverage and add a $5 donation at the register—100% of your gift goes to RiverLink! In addition, 10% of branded merchandise sales will support our efforts to restore the French Broad. Three locations to serve you: 13 Rankin Ave., 190 Broadway St., or (our favorite) the 2000 Riverside Drive location in Woodfin, offering coffee drinks, pastries and smoothies plus outdoor seating and walking trails on the bank of the river. Now that’s a coffee stop!

Of course, you can always donate directly from this newsletter. Thank you for considering a gift today!

ArborEvenings
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through September 30, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Find more information, including a musician schedule, here.

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending.