Dec
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Mon
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Foothills Humane Society 37th Make Believe Ball @ Foothills Humane Society
Dec 10 @ 5:15 pm – Dec 23 @ 11:59 pm

You are cordially invited to the Foothills Humane Society’s 37th Make Believe Ball!

This event ends on December 31, 2018 and all that’s needed for your participation is a kind donation. But hurry, donations received before December 30th will be entered in a drawing for a very nice “non-door prize”, a large flat screen TV.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2212127799108604/

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Green River Tree Farm Open Air Holiday Market @ Green River Tree Farm
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

**LISA JONES WILL HAVE FRESH CUT AND LIVE TREES – WREATHS AND GARLAND – FARM ALFRESCO FOOD TRUCK WILL HAVE MEXICAN AND SOUTHERN FOOD AVAILABLE AS WELL AS HOT CHOCOLATE – COFFEE AND ATOLE**

** CRAZY CHICKEN LADY CREATIONS (KIM SHELDON) WILL HAVE HANDMADE SEWN FABRIC AND QUILTED ITEMS **

** LOVINGDYI (CHRISTINA RIDEOUT) WILL HAVE CHALK COUTOR – THERE WILL BE A “MAKE & TAKE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR $5 EACH – CHOOSE FROM 6 DIFFERENT STENCILS **

**AUNT BEE’S SOAPS & CANDLES (MARTI GARREN) BEES WAX CANDLES – HONEY SOAPS & GOATS MILK SOAPS **

**RURAL WREATHS (BRITTANY ALEXANDER) WILL HAVE BURLAP WREATHS – HOLIDAY, WINTER AND EVERYDAY DÉCOR **

**SASSY SHOTS (CRYSTAL BRACKEN) WILL HAVE A HOLIDAY THEMED PHOTO BOOTH – 1 FREE PHOTO YOU CAN DIGITALLY UPLOAD – COME DRESSED FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTO**

** ROB LYTLE WILL HAVE HANDCRATED WOOD ITEMS **

**RANDY GOODWIN WILL HAVE SOUTHERN HATS AND JEWERLY**

https://www.facebook.com/events/657335761327509/

Blue Ridge Beer Hub Cookie Bake-off! @ Blue Ridge Beer Hub
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Visit the Beer Hub to taste homemade cookies and vote for your favorite. The winner will receive a Beer Hub gift certificate and there will be other prizes too. If you want to compete, bring at least 4 dozen home-made cookies to the Hub by 3:00 on 12/15 (can drop off cookies earlier that week).

https://www.facebook.com/events/375530609704930/

Toy Drive – All Month @ The Burger Bar
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am

Each individual who donates more than $25 worth of toys will be given a 10% discount, that day, toward their entire tab.

https://www.facebook.com/events/563935094055904/?event_time_id=563935150722565

Candlelight Christmas Evenings (December) @ Biltmore
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Evenings*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Saturday, January 5, 2019 (Select Dates)

*Check website for availability/dates
*By reservation only.
*Pricing varies by date.

Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

Learn more about #ChristmasAtBiltmore or plan your visit: biltmore.com/Christmas

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524627331014393/?event_time_id=1524627397681053

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course @ Smoky Mountain Adventure Center
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Climbing Wall Instructor Program (CWI) was introduced in 2007 to certify professionals who teach in an indoor or artificial wall environment. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction, to develop a more consistent standard of care for climbing instructors in the US, to evaluate the skills of climbing instructors in the US, and to provide guidance for further professional development. There are two certification levels:
AMGA CWI Top Rope
AMGA CWI Lead
This course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, typically run over 2.5 days. CWI Certification lasts for three years. After three years current CWI’s can re-take a one-day reassessment to regain the CWI certification.

Information/Registration Link: https://www.climbmaxnc.com/amga-cwi-course (not active yet); registration is a PDF form, attached to this email

Additional Links: https://amga.com/climbing-wall-instructor/

https://www.facebook.com/events/579355999150431/

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course @ Smoky Mountain Adventure Center
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Climbing Wall Instructor Program (CWI) was introduced in 2007 to certify professionals who teach in an indoor or artificial wall environment. It aims to increase the level of professionalism in indoor climbing and to improve the level of climbing wall instruction, to develop a more consistent standard of care for climbing instructors in the US, to evaluate the skills of climbing instructors in the US, and to provide guidance for further professional development. There are two certification levels:
AMGA CWI Top Rope
AMGA CWI Lead
This course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, typically run over 2.5 days. CWI Certification lasts for three years. After three years current CWI’s can re-take a one-day reassessment to regain the CWI certification.

Information/Registration Link: https://www.climbmaxnc.com/amga-cwi-course (not active yet); registration is a PDF form, attached to this email

Additional Links: https://amga.com/climbing-wall-instructor/

https://www.facebook.com/events/579355999150431/?event_time_id=579356015817096

Cheers for Charity @ One World Brewing West
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am

Mount Inspiration & One World Brewing West present: Cheers for Charity! A fundraising event hosted at One World West.

This will be BY FAR the most fun holiday fundraising event you’ve ever experienced. The event is donation based and open to the public. WEAR THE CRAZIEST HOLIDAY OUTFIT YOU HAVE! There will be a prize for the wildest costume. Details will be updated as they solidify.

The basics:

– 6 p.m.: “Doors open!”
– 6:30 p.m.: Everyone participating is split into random teams (different colored bandanas will be randomly distributed to determine teams), and each nonprofit will say a few words.
– 7 p.m.: Everyone is free to move around the bar and participate in games (giant Jenga, ring toss, trivia, etc.). Each game you win will earn you a point for your team.
– 8 p.m.: Each individual on the winning team will receive a prize pack (prizes TBD). The big time raffle will start (raffle prized TBD)! Craziest holiday costume winner is chosen (crazy costume prize TBD).
– 9 p.m.: Stick around for some AWESOME music! PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) & Center of Motion at OWBW will start to play.

This event will be a fundraiser for:
1. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
2. Dogwood Alliance
3. Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Participants are limited (total participants TBD). This event will be first come first sign up. If you’d like to participate, RSVP “GOING” to this event so that you’ll get a reminder to be at the event before 6 p.m., and hopefully you’ll get there in time to be on one of the teams! Dec. 15th SantaCon, A Red, White and Bearded Event! participants… be here or be square!

https://www.facebook.com/events/299532280688720/

Casting for Hope’s 6th Annual Winter Music Fest 2018 @ Casting for Hope
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Casting for Hope’s 6th Annual Winter Music Fest Presented by John Greene Cdjr with pre-concert benefit dinner and post-concert after party at CoMMA. We will rock out to the pure poetry of a full-evening suite of local, regional, and national music acts on December 15, 2018 with doors opening at 7:00pm at CoMMA in Morganton. The complimentary VIP dinner, which will additionally feature exclusive access to additional acoustic bands playing in the VIP lounge including Beth LeCroy, Angela Easterling, and Michael Haefner and Friends will be held in the Mezzanine from 5:00-7:00 at CoMMA. There will also be food and drinks from local vendors for sale from 7:00 for all concert goers–and drinks can be taken into the auditorium this year!

The Main Stage concert series will curtain at 7:30 at CoMMA in Morganton with performances from Kate Rhudy, Jacob, Joseph and Wood from Mipso, and The Tillers. The after party, featuring complimentary food and beverages from local vendors, will take place at CoMMA exclusively for VIP and Deluxe ticket holders immediately following the show until midnight. VIP and Deluxe tickets are available through Co-Founders John Zimmerman and Taylor Sharp. V.I.P. tickets ($80) grant entry to all three events; Deluxe tickets ($55) grant entry to the concert and the after party. We can’t wait to see you there! These tickets will sell out quickly. Email [email protected] now to get your hands on those tickets for a full evening of supporting Casting for Hope’s efforts in western NC through through some awesome food, drinks, and music.

Regular seating tickets for the Winter Music Fest only are available through the CoMMA box office or by calling 828-433-SHOW.
For more information on ticket purchasing, head to www.castingforhope.org/music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1122244427925929/

The 2nd Annual BackPack Slam Jam @ The Orange Peel
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The 2nd Annual BackPack Slam Jam
Sat, Dec 15
Show: 7:30pm
Doors: 7pm
$10
All Ages

Tickets & Info: www.theorangepeel.net/event/the-2nd-annual-backpack-slam-jam/

The 2nd annual BackPack Slam Jam is a concert series to raise money and food through ticket sales and donations for the Backpack program of the No Kid Hungry Foundation of Western North Carolina! Its for the children who have free or reduced lunches at school but when they go home for Christmas break their families may not have the money to feed them 3 meals a day. In severe cases the only meal the child gets is the free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school. So our goal is to raise enough money and food to were all children of WNC can go home on Christmas Break and have a pantry full of food. That’s one less thing for the family to worry about during this wonderful time of year. 100% of all proceeds go towards the cause!

https://www.facebook.com/events/304906860101705/

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Bash @ The Social
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for this annual holiday night of fun at The Social! $100 Cash to the ugliest Christmas threads!

https://www.facebook.com/events/719320385093056/

ASSC Ugly Sweater Dance Party @ Hi-Wire Brewing
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Long title but you all know what time it is. Come celebrate the holidays with all your friends at the Asheville Sport and Social Club Snow Ball. Complimentary adult beverages and dance party with your TOY DONATION. Our good friend Lyric will be on hand to get the dancing started. HiWire beer will be flowing (while supplies last). We again will crown Mr. SnowKing and Mrs. SnowQueen. Prizes for best (ugliest) dressed as well! Our past events have been a HUGE success and we think this holiday toy drive will be our biggest yet thanks to all of you! Please RSVP so we can give HiWire a head count for the beer!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1965969976812628/

Champagne & Oysters Holiday Party 2018! @ Urban Orchard Cider Co. South Slope
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am

~~En Español abajo~~

Mark your calendars, call a sitter, tell all your friends… The annual Champagne and Oysters holiday formal is back for another round, bigger and better than ever!

Urban Orchard Cider Company will host us at their amazing new South Slope location.

More details to come, but look forward to great outfits, even better people, cider and beer specials, photo booth, DJ and late night dance party, and of course the titular champagne and oysters.

This event will be a fundraiser for Just Economics, a local non-profit organization that works to support living wages for WNC workers, affordable housing, effective public transit, grassroots leadership, civic engagement, and community resilience.

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¡Vuelve la fiesta formal “Champaña y Ostras” para otra ronda, más grande y mejor que nunca!

Esta vez, nuestro anfitrión será Urban Orchard Sidrería en su nueva ubicación al sur del centro de Asheville.

Habrán más detalles en las próximas semanas, pero pueden contar con trajes bonitos, muy buena gente, bebidas geniales, fotografía, música para una fiesta de baile, y por supuesto ostras y champaña.

Este evento sirve para recaudar fondos para Just Economics, una organización que trabaja para trabajadores, transporte público, vivienda asequible y desarrollo comunitario.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1399149836886579/

Chris Jamison Duo @ The Spring Creek Tavern
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Singer Songwriter at its best.

https://www.facebook.com/events/523357414848556/

Evening of Classical Guitar Performances @ Asheville Guitar Bar
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us Saturday, December 15th for an evening of Classical Guitar Performances by Andy Jurik and Christopher Crecelius, accompanied by the beautiful vocals of Rachel Hansbury.

Andy and Chris will present both Traditional and Modern compositions for the classical guitar, highlighting their new works which include arrangements of “Danza Paraguya” & “Estudio en Si Menor” – composer Barios, “Big Brother” – composer Stephane Wremble, “Bistro Fada” known recently from Woody Allen’s movie “Midnight in Paris”, Bach, and more. Andy will accompany Rachel as she sings “Sous le Ciel” – composer Ernesto Cordero, a special Carter Family tune, and classic Edith Piaf, among others.

Concert begins at 8pm. $10 cover. General admission.

A Charcuterie & Cheese Bar will be available for evening snacks, for $5.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1921720294608753/

Freewheelin’ Mamas and Friends @ Salvage Station
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW

Freewheelin’ Mamas is an Americana Duo featuring Christina Chandler and Sarah Easterling. These two have been singing together for over five years and, simply put, they sound like sisters. With stunning harmonics and layered string and percussive instrumentation, Freewheelin’ Mamas deliver a seasoned and lush soundscape that’s about as subtle as a freight train. Freewheelin’ Mamas and Friends features guitarist Darby McGregor and drummer Amanda Gardner, Drew Gregory and more!

Hear Freewheelin’ Mamas:

Delta Queen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7IBqRctKZ4

Dashboard : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdTgY7pav5w

https://www.facebook.com/events/351508112276515/

Life Like Water LIVE at Sanctuary Brewing Company @ Sanctuary Brewing Company
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Lifelikewater is the brainchild of David Matters and is a musical response to a radical shift in awareness.
After many years of creating music through various projects (most notably the newgrass band, Gipsy Moon) as well as a number of genre shifts, his focus has narrowed and his vision has broadened.

Together, with his bandmates Megan Drollinger and Charles Furtado, Life Like Water has developed a sound that straddles the edges of contemporary folk and traditional music from around the world.

This music contains elements to fit almost anyone’s taste. You can dance, groove, bob your head, space out, tune in, relax, get excited, and possibly even shed a tear to it.

bandcamp.com/lifelikewater

https://www.facebook.com/events/271321910234425/

NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition Finals @ Isis Music Hall
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Now in its 17th year, the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition is one of the premier showcases of performing songwriters in North America. This year, judges have selected eight finalists from advance online submissions. Those artists will perform in the live showcase and competition finals at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, December 15. A panel of music industry judges will select the overall winner of the competition.

This year’s grand prize winner will receive an all-expense paid six-song EP, mixed and recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios and released on the NewSong Recordings label. The grand prize winner will also receive a performance showcase at the esteemed 2019 ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan 24-Feb 3, 2019) in Park City, Utah and be featured in the Arts Brookfield ‘Summer Plaza’ series in New York City in summer 2019.

All finalists will receive a Shure MOTIV microphone, and will be strongly considered for future ‘NewSong Presents’ paid performances across the United States.

$12 advance // $15 day of

For more information, visit our website at http://newsong-music.com .

Seated Main Stage Show:: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations

https://www.facebook.com/events/193749281551772/

TurnUp Truk Live @ Catawba Brewing @ Catawba Valley Brewing Co
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/2387736984585826/

Ugly Sweater Dance Party @ Balsam Falls Brewing Co
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Balsam Falls is hosting another dance party with DJ Steve, this time wear your ugly sweater and get festive. Lets clear the floor and pack the house out for a memorable night! Cheers!

https://www.facebook.com/events/431470074052291/