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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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Edcamp AVL is a fun and energetic day of professional learning and fellowship ​for educators in the Asheville, NC area. 

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197 S French Broad Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Earth Day is a great time to cherish our connection to the natural world! This year RiverLink will be celebrating the holiday with its 3rd annual Earth Day Kid’s Festival. We invite families and people of all ages to come out and enjoy environmental education, arts and crafts, performances and more! Lets show the world that we are all connected as inhabitants of the earth.

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665 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7th annual Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Run or walk with hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to raise money for Brother Wolf on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at New Belgium Brewing Company located at 21 Craven St. in Asheville. Register as an individual or as a group. Participants can compete in the chip-timed 5K, or stroll in the one-mile walk. After the run/walk, spend the afternoon at New Belgium enjoying music, food and beer for sale, plus activities for children and dogs.

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21 Craven Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Celebrate Earth Day and “the Year of our Bear” at the WNC Nature Center with a family festival to honor one of WNC’s most beloved species, the American Black Bear. Come watch Uno and Ursa experience their brand-new climbing structure for the first time this spring! We will also have bear-themed games, arts and crafts, animal enrichment activities, a presentation on the Urban Bear Study, and MORE! Regular admission rates apply. As always, Friends members receive free admission!

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75 Gashes Creek Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Welcoming another new addition to your family?  Is your older child excited about becoming a big sibling but not sure what their new title really means? Register now for this awesome Sibling Class. The Sibling Class is designed for children ages 2 and older. Each class we sit together and learn the basics about newborns - what they are wearing when they are born, how babies communicate, and what babies need (diapers, clothes, blankets, love). We talk about the process of labor and birth in G-rated fashion - where moms and dads go to have a baby or what it will be like to have a baby at home, how the baby gets out of mom, what are those funny sounds mom is making, and that mom is OK. Children are encouraged to bring a baby doll or baby-sized stuffed animal to class so they can diaper, clothe, swaddle, and hold the baby. They will learn the important ways they can help when the new baby comes home and learn how to "play" with thier little sibling and show the baby love. Each class includes time to read a book, watch a birth story, and do a craft and ebbs and flows to hold the attention of the various ages in the group. Although this class is primarliy focused on the children, parents will learn tips about integrating the new baby to the mix, including ways to welcome the new baby, how siblings can help with the day-to-day tasks a newborn requires, transitioning to a family of four or more, and how to prepare children for the birth of their new brother or sister.  The class will also have resources on what to expect, the changing family dynamics, challenges with older children such as toilet training and sleep.   The children will create a onesie for the new baby and create a big brother/sister tee shirt for themselves. They will also receive "I'm the Big Brother/Sister" certificate upon completing the class  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Childbirth Refresher Class We also offer class bundles:  Childbirth Refresher Class + Welcome Little Baby Sibling Class

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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On Saturday, April 22, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host a benefit for CERF+, a national non-profit arts organization that helps artists prepare for and recover from emergencies. Customers can save 10 percent on all ceramic art, and local fiber artist Lisa Klakulak and studio furniture maker Brent Skidmore will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am – 4pm. 10 percent of all gallery sales from the day will go to CERF+. You can learn more by visiting CraftEmergency.org.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. We are a satellite of the march in Washington This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone who supports scientific research and evidence-based policies to be heard.

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, Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Laurie Berkner's chart-topping, beloved hit "We Are the Dinosaurs" is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don't miss out!

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Welcome to the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. We screen the best movies annually in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, and many other cities—and this year, for the first time, in Asheville, NC! Make your FREE reservation to the ASHEVILLE, NC screening of this year's 90-Second Newbery! The screening is hosted by film festival founder and children's author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) along with co-host author Alan Gratz (The League of Seven series). The movies we've received are hilarious, ingenious, and inspiring. We'll be showing movies received from Asheville and the best from around the the country! This year, the Asheville 90-Second Newbery will screen on Saturday, April 22 from 1-3 pm at the Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood St.) Tickets are free! However, we recommend reserving your seat in advance to ensure admittance. (Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery? There's still time! Special Asheville deadline is February 8, 2017. Complete details at the 90-Second Newbery website: http://www.90secondnewbery.com ) We rely on your donations to keep going. If you like us, please help us out! We run this film festival on a shoestring. No donation is too small. You can make your tax-deductible donation here. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Northwestern Settlement 501(c)(3).

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67 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Earth Day Party!!!! If you've never been to Sweeten Creek Brewing, don't wait, it's a super cool outdoor gig that's family and dog friendly.

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1127 Sweeten Creek Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Salsa Shark will present a concert of Afro Caribbean Jazz featuring Jason DeCristofaro (vibes), Warren Gaughan (piano), Kevin Kehrberg (bass), Ruben Garcia (congas) and Isaac Wells (timbales/percussion). 2 PM - 3 PM, and open to the campus community and public.

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701 Warren Wilson Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Join Bri & the Astrotones for some killer powerpop! 6:00-9:00pm

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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WHERE:  The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, AshevilleWHEN:  Saturday April 22, 2017DOORS: 7pm  |  SHOW: 8pmGENRE:  soul / folk rock / r&bAGES:  all agesSEATING:  seated general admissionTICKETS:  $15 adv. / $18 d.o.s. / $23 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)FACEBOOK EVENTWEB LISTING RYAN MONTBLEAU: WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO Ryan Montbleau has been an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and bandleader for more than a decade, but with his new album I Was Just Leaving the New England-based artist has truly arrived. Contemplative and richly emotive, the album offers a glimpse into the often-lonesome life of the relentlessly traveling troubadour, a strikingly single-minded existence too often clouded by the blur of constant motion. Recorded at New Orleans’ Esplanade Studios over four days in January 2016 with producer Anders Osborne and engineer/mixer Mark Howard (known for his work with such icons as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and U2), the album marks Montbleau’s first full length release in the wake of a series of seismic personal shifts. Songs like “Bright Side” and the touching title track reveal a uniquely blessed artist who has truly found his voice, his gift for melody and a remarkably open-armed approach. “There’s no part of this record that I am unsure of,” Montbleau says. “All the juice of the last fifteen years is in there. My humanity and my heart are on this record.” Montbleau has been among America’s finest songwriters and performers, earning national attention and a fervent fan following with songs like “75 and Sunny” and his breakthrough cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” the latter a Spotify smash with total streams now in excess of 14 million.  After twelve years on the road Montbleau found himself at a crossroads in 2016.  “Within a very short time, my world got flipped around. My partner was gone, my band of ten years was gone, my friends were all far away.  The one thing I had was a career, because it turns out that was all I had worked on. When the dust settled, I realized I didn’t really have much of a home life.”  “I thought all along that I had been building a home but it turned out I was just leaving.  That’s where the title of the song and the record came from.  So many raw feelings were just aching through me at that point. Eventually they vibrated out through the guitar, through singing.  I had to sing these songs.” An artist’s artist, Montbleau has collaborated with such diverse performers as Martin Sexton, Trombone Shorty, and Galactic. His association with Anders Osborne extends back to 2012 when the New Orleans-based singer/songwriter/guitarist played on Ryan’s Ben Ellman-produced FOR HIGHER alongside such fellow Big Easy icons as Ivan Neville and The Meters’ George Porter, Jr.  Two years later, Anders and Ryan reconnected on the road backstage at a festival.  The seeds were planted for a collaboration. Montbleau’s guitar playing and vocals are both front and center on I Was Just Leaving, with Osborne accompanying on drums, percussion, bass, guitar, and harmonica, each used simply and sparsely for maximum effect. Osborne and Howard built upon that same goal, creating space and capturing rawness by utilizing as many early takes as possible.  “Bright Side,” the album’s first single, is perhaps the song most emblematic of Montbleau’s growth as both a human being and artist. At once finely etched and strikingly direct, “Bright Side” is an ideal distillation of his approach to songwriting, balancing multiple shades of emotional nuance with a fearless, unfettered sentimentality that ultimately leads to a greater truth. I Was Just Leaving marks a singular milestone for Ryan Montbleau, the moment in which this exceptional singer, songwriter, and performer has blossomed into a fully matured artist. “I’ve been planting these seeds for so long and it has all led up to this moment. It feels like finally the fruits of all my efforts are coming out. I’m still working hard but there’s an ease to what’s happening. I have a career that I’ve built, that I’ve earned. Now what’s fun is putting out the best music I can and seeing what happens.” CRIS JACOBS: WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO Whether alone with just the guitar and his voice or surrounded by a full band, Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice. Artists across the board have discovered Jacobs’ musicianship and supple versatility, resulting in an impressive variety of formats in which he has played over the last few years. After a decade, five records, and 200 shows a year as principal songwriter and frontman for beloved Baltimore-based band The Bridge from 2001-2011, Jacobs wasted no time continuing to write music of his own and exploring different configurations for his craft. He released his debut solo album, Songs for Cats and Dogs, in 2012, and continued to perform relentlessly, both with his new band and as a solo artist. In doing so, he quickly garnered the admiration of a variety of predecessors and peers: rock legend Steve Winwood saw Jacobs perform in 2014 and soon invited him to open his national tour. The following year, Sturgill Simpson extended the same invitation. Never limited by genre, Jacobs and New Orleans heavyweight Ivan Neville recorded a collaborative album under the band name “Neville Jacobs”, which will be released in 2017. As an adapting, evolving, versatile musician who has survived on his own merit, Jacobs continues to win over audiences of many tastes, as he brings his characteristic authenticity and soul to every set. Jacobs feels there are common threads across many genres of music, and he has harnessed over a decade of trans-genre exploration on his second solo album, Dust to Gold, released in 2016, from American Showplace Music. The album is a soul-stirring expression of the current chapter of his creative evolution, featuring twelve well-crafted songs that masterfully weave through the sweet and rugged landscape of soul, country, folk, blues, gospel, and rock and roll. Through every turn, one can easily feel Jacobs’ reverence to his influences, but the result is an original, eclectic record with a sound that is authentically his. In a given moment, Jacobs’ guitar playing is gritty, soulful, rich, and lyrical. It’s subtle, yet adventurous. His voice is at once sweet and sultry, with a honeyed whiskey croon that delivers his thoughtful, expressive lyrics.

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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All three composers on the April concert program had a firm grasp on the art of choosing the perfect instruments for the right musical moments. Solo piano combines perfectly with the orchestra in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring guest solo pianist Soyeon Kate Lee. Debussy’s Petite Suite and Franck’s Symphony in D minor take advantage of the full palette of the orchestra to beautiful effect. Single tickets for all concerts are $22-62, depending on seating section (reduced youth pricing is available).

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87 Haywood St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Asheville Shellac BashThe Asheville Shellac Bash is a unique gathering of 78 RPM record collectors and researchers. On the evening of April 22nd, we will be featuring listening sessions of rare and seldom heard, original 78 RPM records, from the USA and abroad, along with expert discussion, live music, and historic film. The event's primary goal is to provide an opportunity for fellowship among those who have helped to preserve and share this vast arena of the world's greatest vernacular recordings of the Pre-WW2 era.

Notable attendees include the following, along with many more:

Tony Russell (London, UK) - Author of Country Music Records: A Discography 1921-1942

Kinney Rorrer (VA) - Author of Rambling Blues: The Life & Songs of Charlie Poole

Russell Shor (CA) - Author, Journalist, & Co-Owner/Associate Editor of Vintage Jazz Mart

Marshall Wyatt (NC) - Founder & Owner of Old Hat Records

Paul Swinton (UK) - Frog Records, Owner

Film screenings will also be featured in the form of "ROOTS FROM THE VAULT: A Compilation of rare and unreleased Country, Blues, Gospel and Jazz performances from 1920s-60s compiled by archivist and collector Joe Lauro."

Interspersed between listening to 78's, film, and general clap trap about old recordings and musicians, will be short sets of live music provided by the Carolina Cud Chewers, Kinney Rorrer, Hunter Holmes, and Bill & The Belles, with more to be announced.

Come join us for a night of exceptional music with extraordinary people, and be sure to check out the Asheville Shellac Bash activities taking place at The Mothlight on 4/21! More details here:

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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1410 Tunnel Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Don't miss Break Science at New Mountain AVL on Earth Day • April 22, 2017! Tickets are on sale now! Raised and influenced by the rhythm and culture of NewYork City, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee fuse generationsof the city's rich musical legacy with their own deep-rooted connection to hip-hop heritage. Merging theirproduction styles seamlessly, the duo creates arefreshingly original take on electronic music. The liveshow transcends expectations with Lee's seasoned trip-hop/dub/jazz vibes on keyboards and Ableton Live andDeitch's thunderous breakbeat style on drums. Keys / Borahm Lee Drums / Adam Deitch

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/22/2017 - 04/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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*21+ Only | $12 ADV or $15 DOS “The young blues chanteuse has little problem vocalizing her sadness, anger, and pain—and doing so in a bewitchingly seraphic timbre.” - Guitar Girl Magazine Growing up in Kansas City in a musical family, Samantha’s first instrument was the drums before she switched to guitar. As she listened to her musical heroes, Fish began to explore their own influences by going back in time. “I saw Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tab Benoit and Mike Zito (in Kansas City). That was when I knew something was happening (musically) because I almost had to leave their shows early to go home and play my guitar.’ as told in a 2011 interview with online magazine Deep Roots. Over the years, she’s cultivated her own sound by blending her influences ranging from Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, R.L. Burnside and Stevie Ray Vaughan as well as her musical peers. All that ambition and passion paid off in 2012 when Samantha won a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for her 2011 release Runaway (Ruf). The wonderful critical praise, winning fans at shows and all the long hours driving came to a shining moment that put more fuel into her fire. This desire is now revealed with Wild Heart as the pivotal moment in her budding career.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Ages 18+

We’ve all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land – like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those who’ve spent their lives traversing it.

Lucinda Williams is one of those people, and with the expansive, enveloping The Ghosts of Highway 20, she brings those stories to life – and gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life. The intensely involving 14-song collection may be the most deeply felt, deeply affecting work of Lucinda Williams’ illustrious 35-plus-year career, a career that has been established on a foundation of remarkably personal songs.

“It is literally a map of my life in a lot of ways,” says Lucinda. “We were driving between shows and between cities, and I kept seeing things that brought me back to times and places in my past. Like when we played in Macon, Georgia, a place I lived when I was five or six years old, I got out of the bus and I was transported back to when I saw this street singer, Blind Pearly Brown. It was like nothing had changed. All these things started percolating in my brain, and the songs just came.”

The thread of Highway 20 connects those songs, mirroring the winding route of the road itself, a street that cleaves close to Williams’ childhood homes, the final resting place of her mother, the sites where signposts of her formative years are forever planted. The connection runs deep here, particularly on the dark and moody tones of the album’s poignant title track, on which Lucinda ponders the lives that were lived, the legacies that were left and the imprints that remain on her own soul, conveying those vignettes with a palette that’s nuanced enough to give the listener pause to ponder, but unvarnished enough that her message is impossible to miss.

She cuts closest to the bone with “Dust” (a song built around a poem written by her late father, poet laureate Miller Williams, whose “Compassion” she interpreted on 2014’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone) and “Bitter Memory,” a bracing consideration of times gone by, one that doesn’t sugarcoat things with the usual veneer of nostalgia. Lucinda continues down that path with “Louisiana Story,” a sequel of sorts to her classic

“Baton Rouge” that captures its faded Delta setting with a wizened beauty. “I didn’t want to repeat myself, but I kept coming back to the story I was telling there,” she explains. “I wanted to describe, like a photograph of what I recall back then – the humming of the fans, the tar sticking to the bottom of my feet when I went out to play and other vivid recollections that I’ve never forgotten from that time.”

The sense memory is strong here, in Lucinda’s storytelling, and in the interplay between the musicians, notably guitarist Bill Frisell (who last joined her on Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone). His intuitive, incisive playing – especially in tandem with fellow guitarist Greg Leisz, adds sunshine and shadow, darkness and light, sometimes within the same passage. That pair underscores the heretofore unheard tenderness that Lucinda brings to the lullaby-gentle “Place in My Heart” and a palpable layer of grit to a surprising version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Factory” (a darkly pensive Darkness on the Edge of Town tale about “Men [who] walk through these gates with death in their eyes,” an image that fits seamlessly into the album’s hyper-real depictions of life).

“I know people throw the word around a lot, but this is one of the most organic things I’ve ever worked on,” says Greg Leisz, who co-produced and played guitar on the album. “There aren’t any overdubs, there’s no sweetening, it was the musicians getting into a headspace and bringing the songs to life. We were ecstatic to see how the whole thing came together, how [Lucinda] reacted to seeing the process unfold. It was a one-of-a-kind experience.”

Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge the stunning Lucinda Williams (aka, the Rough Trade album). Somehow, that milestone 1988 set eventually disappeared from shelves, but was reissued 25 years later, as a deluxe edition that garnered unanimous acclaim — including Jim Farber of New York’s Daily News hailing it by calling it “A perfect work. There’s not a chord, lyric, beat or inflection that doesn’t pull at the heart or make it soar.”

For much of the ‘90s, Lucinda moved around the country, turning out work that won immense respect inside the industry – as borne out by the Grammy afforded Mary-Chapin Carpenter’s interpretation of Williams’ “Passionate Kisses.” While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that did was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism – like 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her a second Grammy Award. Over the next decade, she crafted such classic sets as West (2007), and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed “a dynamic, human, album, one that’s easy to fall in love with.”

Lucinda credits the injection of vitality and passion that emerged in part to Tom Overby, her partner in both life and music, who’s acted as both a sounding board and collaborator, contributing production ideas and offering encouragement to forge forward in directions that she might not have otherwise explored. That creative connection has grown increasingly electric over the years, as borne out by 2014’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which Blurt’s Fred Mills referred to as “A snapshot—or feature-length film, take your pick – of a woman fully renewed and at the height of her creative powers.” The album won the 2015 Americana Music Association Award for Album of the Year.

The Ghosts of Highway 20, which has its roots in the sessions that produced that last outing, takes things even further. Williams stretches fearlessly here, experimenting with jazzy vocal phrasing that’s reminiscent of Van Morrison’s more adventurous offerings, and giving full voice to her literary side – which has its roots in childhood encounters with Flannery O’Connor (who her late father called his “greatest teacher”). The most dramatic example of that freewheeling spirit arrives at the close of the album – in the form of the 13-minute “Faith and Grace,” a churning groove powered by the drumming of Jamaican legend Carlton “Santa” Davis (best known for his work with the late Peter Tosh) and Jamaican hand drummer Ras Michael, whose haunting vocals add to the track’s intensity.

“That song does sum up what the album is all about for me,” says Williams. “It isn’t a jam, it’s a groove, and I just got into the room with those guys and went off. I had no idea what I was going to do, but I went with it, we all went with it, and it felt so spiritual, so real. It surpasses anything I’ve ever done, I think – and it makes me really excited about where I could take things in the future.”

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Meet the makers and the milkers, explore the craft of cheese making, sample and buy lots of local cheese! Come to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on April 23rd, 2017 and join us on the grounds of Highland Brewing Co to celebrate southern cheese and support the WNC Cheese Trail. Explore the process from the field and farm to the dinner plate.  Learn about the past, present, and future of this ancient craft.  We'll have a wide variety of family-fun activities, vendors from across the industry, demos, discussions and more! Visit our website to learn more about all that'll be happening during the festival: www.mountaincheesefest.com. Online ticket sales end at noon on Saturday April 22.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $20 (plus cc fee). Purchase entrance tickets here.  Ticket proceeds benefit the WNC Cheese Trail and are non-refundable.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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This one-time, three-hour refresher childbirth class is for women and their partners who have given birth within the last five years.  We will cover what to pack, signs of labor, coping techniques, hands-on comfort measures, labor positions, birth preferences and informed consent, and ideas for sibling integration and postpartum planning. The Refresher Class is taught by Lamaze childbirth educator, DONA birth doula, and mother of three, Kelly A. Brown.         YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Welcome Little Baby Sibling Class We also offer class bundles:  Childbirth Refresher Class + Welcome Little Baby Sibling Class

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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This class bundle includes the one-time, three-hour Birth With Courage Refresher Childbirth Class and the one time Welcome Baby sibling Class. The Birth with Courage Refresher Class is for women who have given birth within the last 5 years.  We will cover what to pack, signs of labor, coping techniques, hands-on comfort measures, labor positons, birth preferences and informed consent, and ideas for sibling integration and postpartum planning. Many families need support for siblings with a new baby. The Sibling Class is designed for you to learn about integrating the new baby to the mix, together with your children. Come to class with your older children and learn ways to welcome the new baby, how siblings can help with the day-to-day tasks a newborn requires, transitioning to a family of four or more, and how to prepare children for the birth of their new brother or sister.  The class will focus on what to expect, the changing family dynamics, challenges with older children such as toilet training and sleep.   Select a Sibling Class to attend - you may attend the sibling class whenever it fits your schedule, prior to, after, or in the same month you attend your Refresher class. The children will paint a onesie for the new baby and create a big brother/sister tee shirt for themselves. They will also receive "I'm the Big Brother/Sister" certificate upon completing the class  This class is appropriate for kids 2 and older.   For this bundle you will pick the date of your refresher class and during checkout you will pick the Saturday for your Sibling Class. You can choose to attend the Sibling Class during the same month as your Refresher class, prior to or after your Refresher class - whatever fits your schedule. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for class that will begin after 37 weeks, there are no refunds if your baby arrives beforehand.

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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WHEN:  Sunday April 23, 2017DOORS: 6pm  |  SHOW: 7pmGENRE:  indie-folkAGES:  all agesSEATING:  seated general admissionTICKETS:  $22 adv. / $25 d.o.s. / $35 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)FACEBOOK EVENTWEB LISTING Noah & Abby Gundersen: WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO For Noah Gundersen, the past few years have brought about immense growth and change, both as an artist and as a young man grappling with issues of identity and independence. It should come as little surprise, then, that his stunning new album, ‘Carry The Ghost,’ is so heavily influenced by existential philosophy. What’s so striking, though, is hearing a 25-year-old articulate such weighty themes, packaging them into heartbreakingly gorgeous melodies with a plainspoken language that cuts to the quick upon first listen. Then again, Noah Gundersen has never aimed for ordinary.Though only a little more than a year has passed since the 2014 release of ‘Ledges,’ ‘Carry The Ghost’ finds an older, more sophisticated Gundersen attempting the difficult work of unraveling our purpose here, searching for answers about the nature of man and the meaning of our relationships. Gundersen came to an understanding of himself as the sum of his experiences, a view he embraces as a positive one and which led him to delve into the works of existentialist writers and philosophers like Ortega. For Gundersen, the personal history that shapes each and every one of us is the titular ghost, and it’s the thread that ties the entire record together.The album’s more ambitious scale showcases a natural evolution following the success of ‘Ledges,’ which earned raves everywhere from NPR’s World Café to CBS Saturday Morning. Hailed as a “powerful debut” by SPIN, the record delivered on the promise of a string of previous EPs, which poetically tackled issues of faith and doubt and loss and desire as Gundersen transitioned into adulthood. It earned him a devoted national fan base, with many introduced to his music through placements on popular television series like ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ where his introspective and brooding songs proved to be an invaluable piece of the storytelling.With ‘Carry The Ghost,’ Gundersen once again looked inward to find inspiration. “This album grew out of a desire to know myself, to know how I was supposed to live,” he explains. “And in that process, I realized that maybe there is no ‘supposed to be.’ The concept of ‘Carry The Ghost’ is that we’re made by our experiences and to accept that instead of fighting it. The last several years have been a process of accepting things as they are and to not see them as so black and white or right or wrong, to accept that we’re not made to be a certain way, but that we are involved in an ongoing process of becoming.”Recorded at Seattle’s Litho Studio, ‘Carry The Ghost’ explores issues of self-discovery and existentialism with an erudite sophistication across 13 magnificent tracks. Collaborating more than ever before with his touring band—which includes his sister Abby and brother Jonathan—Gundersen set out to push boundaries and confound expectations, experimenting with tone and structure and creating rich sonic textures that ebb and flow beneath his stirring, solemn voice.The album opens with “Slow Dancer,” a haunting piano meditation on the anger and frustration that can often be a part of the process of healing from a broken heart. “Light me up again if it makes you feel free,” he sings. Dramatic as it can be, this is not an album about conflict, but rather acceptance and understanding. “Why try and fix it?” he asks on “The Difference.” “Maybe you were made this way / Maybe the pieces were intentionally different.” Later in the album, he strives to “understand the space between the man and the mirror,” and on “Show Me The Light,” he looks to his first love and recognizes, “You were the worst and the best thing that happened to me.”“With ‘Show Me The Light’ in particular, there’s a dualism that shaped me and I’m ultimately grateful for, even though it was painful,” says Gundersen. “There are good things to be taken from most bad things. Again, that’s the idea of embracing our history.”“There’s a social and religious tendency to see ourselves as inherently broken and in need of fixing,” he continues, “and this is me challenging that idea, saying, ‘Maybe we were made this way and maybe we are not actually broken and maybe it’s okay that we don’t have the answers.’”While Biblical references have frequently played a role in Gundersen’s songwriting, he casts off his last subconscious bonds to religion in “Empty From The Start,” which plays out as something of an existentialist manifesto. “This is all we have / This is all we are / Blood and bones no holy ghost / Empty from the start,” he sings. But rather than leading him to embrace nihilism, the revelation causes Gundersen to find more meaning than ever in humankind, and brings out a new degree of selflessness, as he concludes, “The only thing worth loving more than me is loving you.”“If we are ultimately alone and there is no God and no one will ever truly know what’s going on inside of us, I think the most valuable thing we can do is to at least attempt to know someone,” he explains. “And that’s what I think love is, whether it’s romantic love or familial or simply friendship or companionship. To make someone else feel slightly less alone, and in that process become slightly less alone yourself, that to me seems like one of the few truly valuable things that we can do in this life.”The concepts of value and meaning are clearly ones that occupied much of Gundersen’s consciousness during the writing of the album. He tackles the notions on “Selfish Art,” asking, “Am I giving all that I can give? Am I earning the right to live?”“I think that’s a question that I’ve come to terms with more recently,” he says. “I realized while writing these songs that so much of what I do in life as a professional artist, the idea of getting paid to talk about your feelings, is inherently selfish and narcissistic. While I do believe in the transformative nature of art, I have to be conscious of not becoming self-obsessed, which can come so easily.”It’s a difficult balance, but perhaps the greatest triumph of ‘Carry The Ghost’ is that Gundersen pulls it off with a seemingly effortless refinement. This is the sound of a songwriter looking inward to look outward, accepting his limitations to liberate himself. It’s the sound of an artist pushing himself mentally and musically to understand his place in the world and seize control of it, and in doing so, illuminating a portrait in which others may see themselves. If Ortega is to be believed, ‘Carry The Ghost’ is the sum sound of Noah Gundersen’s past, but it’s also nothing short of a thrilling preview of his future.

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$15 Longtime Asheville favorite and "Celtic guitar god" Robin Bullock back for his “Homecoming”concert with acoustic guitar, mandolin and cittern. 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations)

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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ZOE & CLOYD

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LinksDebut duet album Equinox named one of the "Outstanding Duo Albums of 2015″ by No Depression Magazine

"This is an enchanting debut CD by a young couple with immense respect and passion for traditional music, delivered with exquisite vocal and instrumental ability and the wisdom to play it simply and well." – Bluegrass Unlimited

"I'm a sucker for great duo harmony singing, well-written originals, choice material, and fine playing—all of these are here on Equinox, the sweet and powerful first album by Zoe & Cloyd. I absolutely love it!" — Alice Gerrard

Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June and long-time veterans of the Asheville, NC music scene, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller shifted gears to their duet project after the birth of their daughter in early 2015. Their debut recording, Equinox, released in April 2015, features original and traditional repertoire spanning bluegrass, old-time and folk and showcases the elegant simplicity of two instruments and two voices. The album met with high acclaim and their banner year continued with a 1st place win at the Duo Contest at the prestigious FreshGrass Festival in North Adams, MA. Look for the couple in 2016 at MerleFest, Music City Roots, and much more!

John Cloyd Miller is a twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler and NC Folk Heritage Award winner Jim Shumate. John's foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time Appalachian music coupled with his modern sensibility make him a natural musician and performer. He is well known for his haunting mountain voice as well as his instrumental prowess and award-winning songwriting. John is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and a recipient of an Artist Fellowship for songwriting by the North Carolina Arts Council.

Natalya Zoe Weinstein also comes from a musical family: her father is master jazz pianist and her grandfather was a professional klezmer musician. She is an accomplished fiddler in a variety of styles as well as an inspiring singer and songwriter. While trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts, she has spent many years fine-tuning her bluegrass and old-time fiddling with some of the country's top traditional musicians. Now a mentor to many young players, Natalya is a sought after instructor and is in high demand as a teacher and session musician.
Mile Twelve

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LinksMile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, "Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity."

Since their formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They released their debut 6-track self titled EP, and performed extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, including several major festivals; Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. A track from their debut EP was featured on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction's "Hand Picked with Del McCoury", while another track was featured on Spotify's "Fresh Bluegrass" 2015 playlist.

That same year, they were selected as formal showcase artists at the North East Folk Alliance. The summer of 2016 has held more milestones for this young group: opening for Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn in Nashville, winning the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, being nominated for a Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association and adding a 5th band member: mandolin player David Benedict. This winter they will be heading into the studio in Nashville to record their debut full-length album with producer Stephen Mougin at the helm.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Formed in 2013 in Los Angeles, Froth first garnered attention with their debut LP, 'Patterns.' Originally intended as a small-run cassette release, the album quickly became an underground sensation in the Southern California music scene, catapulting the band to local fame and prompting a vinyl re-release in 2014.2015 saw the release of the band's sophomore album, 'Bleak.' A more dynamic, adventurous effort, the record matches lush shoegaze soundscapes with driving krautrock beats. Froth toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe in support of the album, opening for acts such as The Drums, Tamaryn, Pond and Craft Spells.After signing with Wichita Records in 2016, Froth is set to share their third album, 'Outside (briefly),' on February 10, 2017. This time around, the band has dialed back the noise, revealing delicately beautiful melodies, intricately arranged instrumentals and some of their most experimental songwriting to date.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/24/2017 - 04/26/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Addiction Medicine Conference is happening on 24 Apr 2017 at Renaissance Asheville Hotel Asheville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Medical & Pharmaceutical industry.

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31 Woodfin St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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David Joe Miller Presents THREE Champions from The Moth Story Slam! Jamie Brickhouse from New York City, an acclaimed author as well as a 2-time Slam Champion, will be joined by 8 time Moth Story Slam Champion, Raymond Christian who also won the National Story Slam in Jonesborough, TN. Vara Cooper, Moth Story Slam Champion and co-host of Synergy Story Slam will also be featured. Doors open at 7:30 for seating and seating is limited to 50 people so PLEASE purchase your tickets online. Show begins at 8pm. Jamie will perform stories adapted from his critically-acclaimed book "Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother," which will be available for purchase and autographing. Adult beverages available as well as coffee and tea."

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62 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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David Joe Miller Presents WORD! with Champions from The Moth Story Slam. Jamie Brickhouse, acclaimed author and Moth champion from NYC will be joined by two local Moth champions, Raymond Christian and Vara Cooper for an evening of humor and stories.

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37 Wall St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Please join ASNC Autism Resource Specialist Juliette Heim for this FREE informal workshop for parents and grandparents of children 8 years or younger recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If your recently diagnosed child is older than 8, please contact Juliette to schedule a free appointment. Workshop objectives: To learn how autism may affect your child To learn options that may help your child To locate resources to support your family For more information or to register, contact Juliette Heim at 828-236-1547 or [email protected]

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306 Summit St. , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/25/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The best way to fight oppressors is to use their own words against them! Understand your rights under Fair Use, learn how to rip footage from YouTube, and how to use a variety of programs to edit, export, and share your remixes with the world! Democratize media! No prior experience necessary! Students with their own laptops can bring them. Make sure you have iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or another video editor (Premiere or Final Cut) downloaded before class. If you need help with this, send us an email and we'll talk you through it! Tuesday, April 25, 6-8pm Tuition: $30 (payable via cash/check on the day of class) If cost is a prohibiting factor to your participation, please email us about sponsorships! If you'd like to sponsor a student, please contact us! Open to teens & adults! Led by Charlotte Taylor Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/bvYqG2OSlj01b1SG3

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207 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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FREE class for families/caregivers of individuals living with a serious mental illness. The 12-session Family-to-Family Education course gives up-to-date facts about mental illnesses, medications, and community services.

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various locations , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/25/2017   Event Time: 6:15 PM

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Health & Safety Trainings: Indoor Safety, Hazardous Materials & Transportation Safety With Anya Robyak – Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC Tuesday, April 25 AND Thursday, April 27 6:15 – 7:45pm both days 3.0 CHCs total Cost:  $15.00 This 2-part training will fulfill the Health & Safety Training requirements for Indoor Safety, Hazardous Materials, and Transportation Safety. We will focus on the specific requirements of the new regulations, as well as practical ways to implement them that work to ensure safey and efficiency for both children and employees.   *Directors* – You can attend ANY training for free if one or more of your staff attends the same training. Contact us at [email protected] or 828.407.2066 for more information! FAQs Is my registration transferable? Things happen! If for some reason you are unable to attend this training after you have registered, you may send someone in your place! Just be sure to let us know ([email protected]). What is the refund policy? Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for trainings, unless Buncombe Partnership for Children cancels the event. Instead, we do offer ‘credits’ that can be applied to future trainings you wish to attend. To receive credits for future training you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You are responsible for contacting us should you wish you transfer your credit to another training. Can I pay with cash or check? If your organization must pay by check, please contact Stacy Lutz-Ovies at 828.407.2066 or [email protected] All checks are due 72 hours in advance unless otherwise agreed upon. If we do not receive payment 72 hours in advance we will open up those seats for other registrants. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash. If you do not have a credit card or feel uncomfortable using a credit card online, consider asking a friend to register you and giving them cash.

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2229 Riverside Dr , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/25/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Balance & Composure

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“This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before. We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadn’t, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and we’re excited to share it with everyone.”
In support of the new LP, Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this Fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA.
From Indian Lakes

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LinksCalifornia's From Indian Lakes are thrilled to announce the new album Everything Feels Better Now, out this coming October on Triple Crown Records. The brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi, From Indian Lakes takes its name from Indian Lakes, CA, a small community outside of Yosemite National Park near where Vannucchi grew up on 40 acres of land with no electricity aside from a sparely used generator. Everything Feels Better Now is the third full-length release and the follow up to From Indian Lake's 2014 album Absent Sounds, which won praise from a wide swath of the critical landscape including SPIN, Nylon, Stereogum, Kerrang, and A.V. Club who called it "a little slice of pop perfection." among others . From Indian Lakes will embark upon a national headline tour in support of the new album this fall. Upcoming tour dates listed below.

Vannucchi recorded the skeletons of the tracks for Everything Feels Better Now in the basement of a coffee shop that he rented each month for cheap. Further on, with the help of his housemate, he built sound panels and scraped together gear to make a workable home studio. Over the course of 3 months he wrote and recorded around 20 songs before whittling the final number for the album down to 12. From there he traveled to Fairfax Recordings in Los Angeles, aka Sound City Studios, where he worked with producer Kevin Augunas (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) and engineer Gavin Paddock on slowly stripping away whatever tracks needed to be replaced from the basement and home studio recordings on the songs.

Everything Feels Better Now was recorded using vintage analog equipment, with no editing on vocals and instrumentation. "Delays were made using tape machines," says Vannucchi, who played all the instruments heard on the album, "and other effects were made using various vintage equipment leftover from sound city studios. We used vintage synth equipment and vintage drums and guitar amps. When writing and recording this album i was really trying to capture a lo-fi aesthetic, while still retaining a sense of thoughtfulness."

Growing up off the grid and surrounded by rural California's natural beauty has had a heavy influence on Vannucchi's songwriting as well as his musicianship. He spent most of his formative days outdoors exploring his surroundings, and without electricity or many other childhood and teenaged luxuries like The Internet, spent his free time learning new instruments and practicing for hours on a borrowed church drum set after receiving lessons in classical jazz drumming. Throughout high school he took part in various bands, and then at 20 began recording his own music at a friend's studio in Indian Lakes, bringing the strange juxtaposition of subtle and sublime qualities of the grand landscapes that surrounded him to his songs.

On upcoming tour dates Vannucchi will be joined live by the same group of friends that have been playing on the road with him for the majority of the project's lifespan.
Queen Of Jeans

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LinksQueen of Jeans is a female-fronted quartet from South Philadelphia. With 60's girl group-influenced vocal harmonies and textured melodic pop instrumentation, the Queens seamlessly blend the best of denimcore and crockpot pop. They're also probably your mom's favorite band, but they don't like to make a big deal out of it.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/26/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/26/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Chris Jamison's Ghost (Album Release Show)

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Links**GET A COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF AN ADVANCE TICKET TO THE SHOW!!**

Chris Jamison is a Texas-born, Asheville, NC based singer/songwriter that first began honing his sound in London at 17. Recognized as "The Paul Simon of Texas" by the Austin Chronicle, his songs have been likened to "contemporary poetry." No Depression magazine called his songs "sing-along immediate and earworm lasting." Jamison will be celebrating the release of his sixth studio album Mindless Heart in April 2017 with his fantastic six-piece band Chris Jamison's Ghost.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/26/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Genre: Alt CountryCover: $12 ADV // $15 DOSShow: 8:30PM (8PM Doors)Ages: 21+Cory BrananADIOS is Cory Branan’s death record. Not the cheeriest of openings, but like all of Branan’s mercurial work, it’s probably not what you think. As funny and defiant as it is touching and sad, this self-dubbed “loser’s survival kit” doesn’t spare its subjects or the listener.Not even Branan’s deceased father is let off the hook. In the tender homage “The Vow” he drolly cites his father’s favorite banality “that’s what you get for thinking” as “probably not the best lesson for kids.” For most songwriters that would be the punchline but Branan pushes through words and, in his father’s actions, finds a kind of “genius in the effortless way he just ‘did’.”Not all the death on ADIOS is literal mortality. “Imogene” is sung from the wreckage of a love that once “poked fun at the pain, stoked the sun in the rain” but ends with the urgent call to “act on the embers, ash won’t remember the way back to fire.”The trademark lyrical agility is mirrored sonically. Never a genre loyalist, ADIOS finds Branan (much like his musically restless heroes Elvis Costello and Tom Waits) coloring outside the lines in sometimes startling shades of fuzz and twang. While unafraid to play it arrow-straight when called for (“The Vow,” “Equinox,” “Don’t Go”), ADIOS veers wildly from the Buddy Holly-esque rave up “I Only Know” (sung with punk notables Laura Jane Grace and Dave Hause), through the swampy “Walls, MS” to the Costello-like new wave of “Visiting Hours.”The blistering punk of “Another Nightmare in America” bops along daring listeners to “Look away, look away, move along, nothing to see here” (the song is written from the point of view of a racist killer cop). And as the mourning singer on “Cold Blue Moonlight” shifts from paralysis to panic, the song’s jazzy drone shifts to an almost Sabbath fury. The tonal shifts are always deliberate and not just simple genre hopping; while the turns can be jarring you can trust Branan to take you somewhere unexpected.The 14-song album was self-produced and recorded in the spring of 2016 at Tweed Studios in Oxford, MS with a tight three piece: Branan on lead vocals and guitar (both electric and acoustic); Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on drums and percussion, keys, and horns; and James “Haggs” Haggerty on bass. Additionally, Amanda Shires contributes on fiddle and vocals, and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Dave Hause provide guest vocals.Cory Branan has four previous full-length releases: The Hell You Say (2002, Madjack Records), 12 Songs (2006, Madjack), Mutt (2012, Bloodshot Records), and The No-Hit Wonder (2014, Bloodshot). His music has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country, NPR All Things Considered, Noisey, Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, Oxford American, Consequence of Sound, Southern Living, and many others.web: https://www.corybranan.com/vid: https://youtu.be/ipU9zfw4TWo Brian McGeeBrian McGee has always been a little out of step with the times. When his cousins were starting cover bands and selling out college bars in their native Philadelphia, Brian co-founded the legendary East Coast pop-punk band Plow United. When pop-punk was in every mall, Brian left Plow United and found his way to the mountains of North Carolina, where he became a skilled multi-instrumentalist with a deep knowledge of the darkest corners of American folk music. And by the time every 30-something punk dude and their mom had picked up an acoustic guitar and started singing “This Land is Your Land,” Brian had found his way back up to the East Coast, this time to Asbury Park, New Jersey. With the internet abuzz over Plow United’s 2011 reunion at Riot Fest East and 2013 album, Marching Band, Brian stepped into the studio with the Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopf to record what he suspected might be the best songs of his life. The result is Ruin Creek, his third solo album. A stripped-down affair, Ruin Creek combines punk brevity with rain-streaked folk minimalism. If the return of Plow United implies Brian’s musical journey coming full circle, Ruin Creek proclaims a new beginning. Brian McGee is still out of step, but now he’s right on time.web: http://brianmcgeemusic.com/vid: https://youtu.be/CTNTokxDjQU?list=FLIuE2GxSee4Dsr3u3GFnpeg

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/26/2017   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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$15 Advance / $15 Door Doors 5PM :: Show 8:30PM General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations. There will be some theater style seating as well as balcony seating and standing available on a first come first serve basis. Dublin roots band I Draw Slow has been garnering praise around the globe since the release of their Top 10 selling album Redhills in 2012. Now their new album, White Wave Chapel, is all the buzz at home and overseas with their unique sound, bringing together Irish tradition with modern Americana while staying rooted in the old time style of Appalachia. Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters.  I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and double bass.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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These sessions are designed to provide relevant and up-to-date information to TBI Approved Providers in the areas identified. Tentative agenda for each meeting: 10:00-12:00  Updates/State Level Support of TBI Approved Providers/Q&A 12:00-1:00   Lunch (on your own) 1:00 -2:15    Concussion Monitoring/Implementation of HRS-E-001 2:15-2:30     Break 2:30-4:00     Designing a TBI Evaluation Plan There will be .5 CEU credits awarded to attendees following successful submission of the post-session evaluation.

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85 Mountain Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The 6 Week Childbirth Class Series begins on the start date listed above and runs for 6 consecutive weeeks unless listed otherwise:  Beginning Sunday September 25th, October 2nd, NO CLASS ON 9th, Thursday 13th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Beginning Thursday October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, No class on 24th  Dec. 1st, 8th Beginning Sunday November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, December 4th, 11th Beginning Tuesday January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th Beginning Sunday Janaury 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th Beginning Thursday January 26th, February 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, March 2nd Beginning Sunday February 19th, 26th, March 5th 12th, no class on 19th, 26th, April 2nd Beginning Tuesday February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Beginning Thursday March 9th, 1th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th Beginning Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th Beginning Thursday April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Beginning Tuesday May 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th Weeknight classes are from 6pm - 9pm Sunday classes are from 4pm - 7pm Whether you're a first-time or experienced parent, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth your are striving to have (home or hospital birth, unmedicated, VBAC, epidural) this 6 week long class series will enrich your knowledge not only of childbirth but of your relationships: to your partner, your care provider, and yourself.    In the Lamaze 6 Week Childbirth Class Series You'll learn: Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology Labor Stages & Signs of Labor   Creating a positive birth experience Tools to increase connection with your partner, care provider and your baby! Hands-on Labor Coping and Support Techniques for both mothers and partners Advocacy and how to make Informed Decisions during Labor How to address and work with Fears and Anxieties To Honor your Pregnancy and Birth as a Rite of Passage. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for class beginning after your 34th week, there are no refunds if your baby arrives before the series is over. At this time, Homegrown Babies can only accept Primary NC Medicaid insurance YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class If you would like to purchase postpartum/breastfeeding related instruction separately from a childbirth class series or see the upcoming series dates go here:  Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class with Support Circle  We also offer class bundles:  Birth with Courage + Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class Feel free to contact Chama Woydak with any questions or concerns at 828-777-8899 or [email protected]

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The 7 Week Series includes 6 consecutive weeks of Childbirth Education, in addition to a 4.5 hour Breastfeeding/Baby Care Class class that is taken prenatally (ideally between 30-35 weeks.) For the 6 week childbirth class dates: Beginning Sunday September 25th, October 2nd, NO CLASS ON 9th, Thursday 13th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Beginning Thursday October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, No class on 24th  Dec. 1st, 8th Beginning Sunday November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, December 4th, 11th Beginning Tuesday January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th Beginning Sunday Janaury 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th Beginning Thursday January 26th, February 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, March 2nd Beginning Sunday February 19th, 26th, March 5th 12th, no class on 19th, 26th, April 2nd Beginning Tuesday February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Beginning Thursday March 9th, 1th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th Beginning Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th Beginning Thursday April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Beginning Tuesday May 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th  Babymoon Breastfeeding & Babycare Class Dates:            2017: February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24 You will have a choice of dates for the Babymoon Class on the registration form. Designed to help you navigate the postpartum, this is 4.5 hour class is taken prenatally, ideally between 30-35 weeks, but you can take it at any time. We will cover Postpartum Planning & Support; Changing Identity, Roles & Relationships; Breastfeeding; Infant Needs, Cues & Soothing Techniques; Sleep Scenarios; and more! The cost is $65 per couple (included in the 7 week registration fee); singles are welcome to bring a friend, family member, or support person. If you are taking childbirth classes, you do not need to be finished with them to attend.    Babymoon Classes are led by Childbirth Educator & Doula Jen Chandlee, CD; ICCE And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for the 6 week childbirth series of classes beginning after your 33rd week of pregnancy, there are no refunds if your baby arrives beforehand. At this time, Homegrown Babies can only accept Primary NC Medicaid insurance Feel free to contact Chama Woydak with any questions or concerns at 828-777-8899 [email protected] YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class If you would like to purchase postpartum/breastfeeding related instruction separately from a childbirth class series or see the upcoming series dates go here:  Babymoon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class with Support Circle 

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The 6 Week Childbirth Class Series begins on the start date listed above and runs for 6 consecutive weeeks unless listed otherwise:  Beginning Tuesday January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th Beginning Sunday Janaury 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th Beginning Thursday January 26th, February 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, March 2nd Beginning Sunday February 19th, 26th, March 5th 12th, no class on 19th, 26th, April 2nd Beginning Tuesday February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Beginning Thursday March 9th, 1th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th Beginning Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th Beginning Thursday April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Beginning Tuesday May 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th Weeknight classes are from 6pm - 9pm Sunday classes are from 4pm - 7pm Whether you're a first-time or experienced parent, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth your are striving to have (home or hospital birth, unmedicated, VBAC, epidural) this 6 week long class series will enrich your knowledge not only of childbirth but of your relationships: to your partner, your care provider, and yourself.    In the Lamaze 6 Week Childbirth Class Series You'll learn: Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology Labor Stages & Signs of Labor   Creating a positive birth experience Tools to increase connection with your partner, care provider and your baby! Hands-on Labor Coping and Support Techniques for both mothers and partners Advocacy and how to make Informed Decisions during Labor How to address and work with Fears and Anxieties To Honor your Pregnancy and Birth as a Rite of Passage. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for class beginning after your 34th week, there are no refunds if your baby arrives before the series is over. At this time, Homegrown Babies can only accept Primary NC Medicaid insurance YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class If you would like to purchase postpartum/breastfeeding related instruction separately from a childbirth class series or see the upcoming series dates go here:  Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class with Support Circle  We also offer class bundles:  Birth with Courage + Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class Feel free to contact Chama Woydak with any questions or concerns at 828-777-8899 or [email protected]

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 6:15 PM

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DATES: (4/27, 5/28, 6/29, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/16) The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a seven-part competitive time trial racing series of cycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. All levels and abilities of cyclists are invited to participate! The 2017 series includes four flat & fast out-and-back courses, two are 20k or 40k routes along Riverside Drive between Marshall and Asheville and two are 20k courses on Etowah River Road. **New to 2017 is the addition of Team Time Trials for the flat routes. Teams can consist of 2-4 participants. You may participate in individual and Team TT in the same day.

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144 Riverside Dr. , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Everybody loves an earnest Ernest The Importance of Being Earnest is an irreverent comedy on Victorian manners and the politics of romance. Warren Wilson Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest running April 27th through the 29th at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 30th, at Kittredge Theatre on the Warren Wilson College campus. Jack Worthing has a situation-- he is Ernest in town and Jack in the country. Little does he know, being Ernest is a very sought after position. Jack’s love, Ms. Gwendolen Fairfax, reveals to him that it has always been her dream to love someone named Ernest. Meanwhile, his friend Algernon decides to impersonate Jack’s “little brother” Ernest at his country home and woo Jack’s young ward Cecily, who has a similar fascination with the name Ernest. Thus, let the most earnest Ernest be Ernest! Directed by Warren Wilson’s Candace Taylor, The Importance of Being Earnest is an irreverent comedy on Victorian manners and the politics of romance, supported by scene and lighting design by Don Baker and costume design by Bev Ohler. All performances are open to the public. For information call: (828) 771-3040, email [email protected] or visit our web site: www.warren-wilson.edu/blog/theatre. Follow us on Twitter, @WarrenWilsonTheatre; on Tumblr, wwctheatre; and on Facebook, Warren Wilson Theatre-Crew.

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Kittredge Theatre 701 Warren Wilson Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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"Sonderlust" is an album forged through heartbreak. After his two previous studio albums ("151a" & "Lighght"), Kishi Bashi was at a musical impasse. "As I sat down to write songs last summer, I went to all my usual conduits of creation: violin loops, guitar, piano, and I came up with the musical equivalent of fumes", says K Ishibashi. "I tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights."At this very same moment of musical uncertainty, K's personal life was falling apart He and his wife of 13 years had briefly separated and were struggling to keep their marriage together. In his own words, "Touring and its accompanying lifestyle took a heavy toll on my soul and my family". As an outlet, K submerged himself in a new musical direction. "Sonderlust" emerged as a direct result of this personal struggle taking place at an artistic crossroads.With the help of producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), engineer Pat Dillet (Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal), Kishi Bashi has created his most personal and artistically adventurous work to date. "This album is straight from my soul. I questioned everything about what it means to love and desire. The difference between loving someone and being in love.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Thriftworks returns to New Mountain AVL on April 27th! Tickets are on sale NOW! $12 Advance // $15 Day of Show More details TBA

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Event Status: Approved

Eligible Breeds: Maltese

Opening Date: Not Available

Closing Date: Fri,  Mar 31, 2017  7:00 PM

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Event Chair Contact: Deborah  Ray 197 HUNTERS LN VANDIVER, AL 35176-7419 [email protected] 205-672-9613

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4891 BALLANTRAE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48301-1001
(248) 851-9729   
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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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In this poignant drama, a family keeps vigil at the deathbed of a rich and famous man only to reminisce and bicker about the thwarted expectations, betrayals, and unresolved conflicts in their relationships with him. Directed by Anita Chapman. Performances are Friday, April 28, 2017 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre and Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville. All performances begin at 2:30 pm.

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35 E Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 8:30 AM

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Phase I is April 28-30 2017 and Phase II is August 9-13, 2017, in Ashville, NC. Retreat times are roughly 9 - 5pm or 9 -8pm, with breaks for lunches and dinners. Exact schedules and itineraries will be provided at registration. Both retreats are non-residential, which means they do not include housing.   For our Asheville audience, Phase 1 may be taken as a stand alone program and as the first phase leading to Conscious Dying Institute's "Sacred Passage Guidance: End of Life Doula Certificate".  This option is available to Asheville Cooperative members ONLY. 25% Overall Discount Applied to U.S. rates for Asheville Program Pricing to honor the debut of CDI Eastern Hub in Asheville.  The Asheville program will be led by CDI faculty Gregory Lathrop.  Greg is licensed as a registered nurse, with over 35 years experience in acute care, critical care, emergency care, air-medical transport, hospice care and integrative healthcare.  He is a Holistic Nursing Specialist, a Sacred Passage Doula, HeartMath Coach and Trainer, practitioner of Traditional Indigenous Medicine, and an accomplished Musician and Native Flautist.  You can read more about Greg here. Early bird discount ($50 off) through March 15. The Sacred Passage Doula Certificate Program program benefits all those involved in the care of life, love, family, and healing. From healthcare professionals to concerned family members to end-of-life experts, this provides the preparation needed to befriend death, surrender and trust deeply in each moment, become part of the next great evolution in healthcare, and become a supportive and effective end-of-life companion.  For more info:  http://www.consciousdyinginstitute.com/sacred-passage-guide-certification/ Registration for End of Life Doula Certificate:  To register, please select your ticket type and click the “order now” button, above.  Refund / Cancellation Policy: If for any reason you need to cancel your attendance for this event, we will happily reschedule for another program within 12 months.

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401 Assembly Drive , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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On the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month preschoolers (3-5yrs.) can enjoy Little Explorers Club! Preschoolers and caregivers will have exclusive access to AMOS from 9-9:45 am for guided activities, free play, and exploration! Each month AMOS will design the Little Explorers Club activities around a specific theme. Beginning February 10th, all participants must reserve a spot to attend.

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43 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Now You Know: CLE/CME for DRC Certified Mediators 2 hours credit that may apply as both Continuing Mediator Education and Continuing Legal Education* *CLE approval pending Starting with the 2017-2018 fiscal year, every active MSC and FFM mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) must annually complete 2 hours of continuing mediator education (CME) certified by the DRC. Complete your 2 hours at an in-person seminar in Asheville on Friday, April 28th in plenty of time for 2017-2018 renewal.  Review the DRC rules here. Registration opens at 11:30am. Light snacks, coffee, and water are included.  Add a boxed lunch to your registration for $10.  Pre-ordered lunches will be provided when you arrive. The seminar will address a range of issues relating to the various rules, statutes and case law relating to mediation of cases pending in North Carolina state and federal courts. Also included will be descriptions of the applicable requirements set forth in the Dispute Resolutions Commission's advisory opinions and standards of conduct for DRC certified mediators. Topics will include: persons who may and/or must attend court-ordered mediations, scheduling mediation in compliance with applicable court orders and rules, including special circumstances such as pendency of interlocutory appeals and the commencement of bankruptcy proceedings, requirements for written settlement agreements at mediation, issues regarding the enforceability of mediated settlement agreements, dealing with litigants who do not speak English, issues concerning mediation with indigent parties, and the confidentiality parameters involved in mediated settlement conferences. Presenters Sharon Tracey Barrett is a retired Superior Court Judge and a former Buncombe County District Court Judge. She currently serves as an Associate Judge and Justice for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and as an Emergency Superior Court Judge. She received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. She practiced law in Asheville with the firm of Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore for nineteen years. She serves as President of the Board of Directors of The Mediation Center. Through a practice called Barrett Resolutions, Sharon currently works as a mediator and arbitrator. Frank Goldsmith is a trial lawyer and mediator who lives in Buncombe County and maintains a law office in Marion.  He received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill. Frank was certified as a mediator in 1996 and has mediated many state and federal cases in the past 21 years. He is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” “Super Lawyers,” and “North Carolina Legal Elite” in the fields of alternate dispute resolution and employment law.  Currently, he serves on the boards of the North Carolina Justice Center, Carolina Public Press, and the ACLU of Western North Carolina.   All registration fees from the program benefit the Mediation Center.   Thank you to Lenoir Rhyne for hosting this seminar.  

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Join us as we explore housing options available to the families in our area. The tour will include visiting the new Family Justice Center and the Women and Children’s Wing of the WNC Rescue Mission. We will conclude by participating in “Call to Action” activities where you will have a chance to get hands-on experience making a difference. For more information about the Junior League of Asheville, please visit our website at http://www.juniorleagueasheville.org or call us at 828.254.5608.  

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60 Church St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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In this fashion show with a mission, six local designers will create a collection based on an assigned color, using items sourced from Goodwill stores. Goodwill program participants join in the runway show with Asheville-area models, celebrating both Asheville’s renowned upcycled fashion scene and Goodwill’s life-changing employment services. And at the end of the night, YOU vote on the winning collection.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$15 / $18 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show Dave Marsh, award-winning American music critic, stated that James Keelaghan is “Canada’s finest songwriter.” General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. Join us for a great evening of entertainment, food, and spirits.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here!Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome.Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Celebrating the release of _Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers_! Vertical Aid will be published by The Countryman Press (a division of W. W. Norton) in April 2017. It is written by the climber-medical professional team of Seth Collings Hawkins, R. Bryan Simon, J Pearce Beissinger, and Deb Simon, and is "the most complete guide available for managing both emergencies and chronic injuries sustained during climbs." This book release event features a discussion of the book with the authors and a book signing. Make plans to attend this major 2017 event for area climbers, rescue personnel, and health care professionals! More information on _Vertical Aid_ is here: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=4294992861

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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