Event Date: 02/23/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Tea Tasting | Yoga in the Park | Sound Healing $45/person, 2 hours Embark upon a journey through the senses as you explore Asheville’s eclectic downtown wellness scene with a local guide. Your experience begins with an educational tea tasting during which you will feel, smell and taste fresh tea in a Japanese style tea room. Next, take a stroll through downtown, paying attention to the sights as you learn about Asheville's fascinating history along the way.  Midway through the journey, we will pause to stretch and move in the center of downtown with Yoga in the Park.  To wrap it all up, relax into the balancing vibrations of an immersive Sound Healing ceremony. Throughout the experience, please consider your local guide a resource! They love to share their unique perspectives on wellness and can’t wait to hear about where you are on your journey. Our hope for your is that you leave with a deeper, more personal connection to our little mountain town. Asheville has been a center for healing and rejuvenation for centuries. Come see why!

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78 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/23/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Injury probably ruins more long distance or thru-hiking aspirations than any other single factor. Learn how to integrate stretching and mobility techniques into your thru hike to decrease your risk of injury! This interactive 90 minute workshop will teach you simple exercises and common tools that can be used on the trail to help prevent injury and relieve aches and pains. REI's professional yoga instructor works alongside an Olympic triathlon coach to guide you through a whole body approach to mobility and introduce a handful of yoga postures that will keep you feeling good on the trail. Please come dressed in comfortable style clothing that will allow you to move through different postures and bring a Nalgene style water bottle as a prop for this class. Yoga mats are available upon request.

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31 Schenck Parkway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 02/24/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing. You'll also learn how plan routes using a topographic map. This is a hands-on in-store class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided but bring your own if you prefer. Depending on weather and location this class may include a portion held outdoors please dress accordingly.

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31 Schenck Parkway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 02/24/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, GA has been teaching the survival skills of the Cherokee for more than 45 years. Finally, all those years of teaching have culminated into his highly anticipated series of books called “Secrets of the Forest.”Mark believes today's society can — and should — learn some valuable lessons and skills from the Cherokee people who inhabited the southeastern part of the United States hundreds of years before European explorers ever landed on its shores. He will be discussing how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine, shelter and fire and he will bring along a few of his handmade crafts.Quote from Mark, “All of us who live in the Southern Appalachians reside on land that once belonged to the Cherokees. While these native people led lives of intense daily interaction with their natural surroundings, most folks today have reduced nature to a backdrop of scenery. The great deficit in this scenario is our lack of understanding that we still depend upon nature. That dependency is largely hidden to us, especially to the new generations that come along to take over the 'rules' of how we behave with nature — air to breathe, water to drink, energy to consume for our daily actions. These are commodities that are easy to take for granted. If taken for granted, humans will have no reason to respect and conserve the pieces of the puzzle we call ecology"Mark wrote the "Secrets of the Forest" books with three purposes in mind: 1) To provide clear instructions in primitive survival skills for anyone wanting to better his/her self-sufficiency in wilderness . . . by learning the old Indian ways of living comfortably in the forest.2) To offer parents, teachers, scout leaders, and outdoor educators a guide to engage their students in Nature . . . at a time when our young ones so desperately need this connection, as does Nature itself.3) To win over a new generation of environmental advocates who will look after this world.Praise for "Secrets of the Forest":“If you’ve ever wondered how to transfer lost knowledge and skills to our next generation, this book series is your guide. Mark is no newcomer in the world of primitive skills and nature study. He’s been passing on his knowledge to young and old for over a half century. I’ve had the pleasure of attending several of his classes in Dahlonega, Georgia. Mark is a walking encyclopedia of earth-lore and the skills required to call Nature home.” ~ Todd Walker from Survival Sherpa “Secrets of the Forest is an invaluable teaching tool for my staff at Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center. Countless times, I have seen them visit our library in the office and pull this volume off the shelf to aid them in planning classes. The structure and phrasing of Mark's work really speaks to the experiential educator. The content, and breadth of knowledge, contained within the pages is a true gift to anyone seeking a greater understanding of the natural world and really nurtures a connection with the earth!” ~Nathan Roark, Executive Director Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center"Mark Warren is an authentic educator who links his vast knowledge of plants and animals to skills necessary for survival, a combination that creates an active and exciting experience for children and adults. The series has begun to take our school in directions we never imagined possible." ~O.J. Morgan, Head of School at The Bright School, Chattanooga, Tennessee“Through Mark Warren’s Secrets of the Forest, educators, leaders, stewards, interpreters, learners, and students of connecting with and through nature have access to his spirit, insight, and generosity. These [books] are a ‘must have’ for anyone wanting to inspire, and to be inspired by, ancient wisdom and knowledge based in a deep reverence for the Earth.” ~Joseph A. Pate, PhD Department Chair – Outdoor Leadership Assistant Professor Young Harris CollegeCheck out this review for Secrets Volume 1 by Survival Sherpa: https://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/secrets-of-the-forest-the-best-outdoor-education-book-ive-read/The “Secrets of the Forest” book series will be available for purchase and signing at the event as well as “Two Winters in a Tipi” a memoir, and his historical fiction series “Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey.”Mark Warren has researched the Frontier West and especially the life of Wyatt Earp for more than 63 years. His trilogy, Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey," has met with the approval of a discerning group of Western historians as well as lovers of the historical fiction genre. Synopsis for "Born to the Badge:"In Wichita, Kansas, Wyatt Earp answers his most innate calling and returns to law enforcement, where he excels by sheer force and an utter lack of fear. When town leaders become disenchanted with his hardline methods, he moves to a place where an iron-rule is needed – Dodge City. With him comes Mattie, a runaway prostitute, who, like Wyatt, is searching for a chance at a new life. As assistant marshal in Dodge, Wyatt stands at the center of a volatile arena, which pits celebratory cowboys against the economic security of the merchants. Wyatt’s performance as a proficient officer earns him respect among the citizens, but it does not provide the social standing he desires.After a disappointing venture into the gold fields of Deadwood, Dakota Territory, Wyatt returns to Dodge to find no marshal’s job waiting for him. Mattie has fallen back into prostitution. Regressing to foot-soldier status, Wyatt takes a job as detective for the A.T. & S.F. Railroad to hunt down train robbers. Heading south from Kansas he once again tries to outride his failures.In Texas he meets a man whose name will be forever linked with his own. Doc Holliday is a testy, Southern ex-dentist turned gambler, who is dying from tuberculosis. By giving Wyatt information about the train robbers, Doc offers the first thread in an unlikely friendship that will weave the two men’s lives into a common story that will be told through the ages.READ CHAPTER ONE of "Adobe Moon" for free, now! www.wyattearpanamericanodyssey.comReviews:“In 1896, Ed Colburn, who had been a Dodge City attorney during that town's turbulent early years, remembered Wyatt Earp: ‘While there (Dodge City), I saw Wyatt Earp do things you wouldn't undertake for a million dollars, and yet he did it every day just as a street car conductor rings up fares or a banker receives deposits.’ In Born to the Badge Mark Warren follows Earp through the Kansas cow-towns where he first makes a name for himself. They still talk about Wyatt Earp in Wichita and Dodge City. After reading this book, you'll understand why.” ~Jeff Morey, Historical Consultant for the movie "Tombstone."Mark Warren is the first writer to illuminate the Earp story from the inside. Adobe Moon and Born to the Badge show you why Wyatt Earp became a legend and what that legend was born out of. ~Allen Barra, author of Inventing Wyatt Earp, his Life and Many Legends."Not every writer understands that the most important line in any book is the hook - that opening sentence which grabs your attention and makes you eager to read on. Born to the Badge opens with the following line: 'Wichita, Kansas,was hell in the making...' and there I went - engrossed for hours...Warren is able to convey scenes with a cinematic clarity. In this way, I can see the store room lit by the warm glow of a single lantern; and the prairie crossing at night, guided solely by the stars above and the subtle shapes of the land smudged on a distant horizon" ~Peta Stevalli, New Zealand Booklovers"Warren's novel paints a vivid picture of the lawlessness of the American Frontier...Although this book is a fictionalized account, its dedication to facts will keep history buffs satisfied, and its colorful similes will put a smile on any genre-fiction lover's face." ~ Booklist"Historian Mark Warren's second volume in his trilogy on the life and times of Wyatt Earp is an excellent story of Earp's adventures and misadventures in Kansas, the Dakotas, and Texas. The dialogue is virtually true to life and gives the feeling the author must have been present when the words were originally spoken. This volume has been anticipated and meets all expectations. Whether one is new to the story of Wyatt Earp or a seasoned historian of the Wild West, there is something here for everyone who loves stories of adventure, law and order, and life on the western frontier of the 1870s. A most worthwhile contribution to the story of "Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, Brave, Courageous, and Bold!" ~ Roy B. Young, author and Western historian, Wild West History Association

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/25/2019 - 05/06/2019   Event Time: All Day

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Partner Location , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 02/26/2019 - 05/28/2019   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/26/2019   Event Time: 8:30 AM

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The purpose of this workshop is to help the mental health practitioner increase her/ his already keen skills through a greater understanding of consciousness and its application to mental, physical, and emotional and spiritual well-being. The “knot” for which individuals seek relief through many modalities of therapy is expressed by division and struggle of a million different forms but whose mandate appears to be uniquely the same: to seek but never find. The mind mistakenly identifies with just about everything that comes out of itself. It says: “this is my pain, my depression, my personality, my desire,” and thinks of itself as all sorts of little mes which it is not. It is a microscopic, stubborn, fearful, narrow, and conservative (this was its evolutionary purpose) mind, which is unwaveringly skeptical of anything new and sets up mountains of complications whenever it must change its routine ever so slightly; it just repeats and repeats inside us like a broken record. Traditional efforts seek to relieve the individual from their pain from the poise of the reflective intellect. This limited mental perspective mistakes appearance for reality and fails to appreciate the profound spiritual symbols which lie behind and give rise to all mundane experiences. On the other hand, spiritual development regards the individual as inherently whole within a greater system of wholeness. Enlightened sages of all times concur in the view that an exquisite relationship exists between the understanding of truth and the life of man on Earth; “That which is above is like that which is below, the Macrocosm is equal to the Microcosm.” These perspectives suggest a center around which orbit the manifestations of a person’s inner landscape. In other words, the outer is a manifestation of the inner. Given determinates of this nature, the nature of one’s life experience appears to have been chosen at a much deeper level in order to insure a specific quality of consciousness which would allow for the development of the Soul. It suggests that all that happens to a person occurs within a higher harmony, willing and accomplishing the highest good of that person, and that all things which happen in or around the individual is not in vain nor without its appointed place and just significance. And when the individual is in a state of harmony, interaction conforms to the deeper truths of one’s being. Nothing seems to resist. Even “impossibilities” dissolve, as if another law came to supersede the old one. Through the gradual process of awakening, the individual begins to become conscious of evolving as a person with an inner development, becoming conscious of particular cycles and themes, and one day, as a result of the gradual process of becoming, awakens. The purpose of this workshop is simply to assist the practitioner expand his or her understanding of consciousness and as a result, gain new perspectives of human behavior and how to address them.

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960 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 02/27/2019 - 05/29/2019   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/27/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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As gear gets lighter and trails get longer now is a good time to learn ways to reduce your overall pack weight for your next adventure. While updating gear to save ounces is always a viable strategy there are ways to adjust your thinking and packing of your current gear to lighten your load. Bring your packed trail-ready pack for an interactive gear shake-down. An REI expert will teach you hands-on skills that can make your base weight lighter today. No additional gear necessary.

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31 Schenck Parkway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/01/2019 - 05/10/2019   Event Time: All Day

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90 Montford Ave , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/02/2019 - 06/01/2019   Event Time: All Day

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472 Shope Creek Rd , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/02/2019 - 06/01/2019   Event Time: All Day

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472 Shope Creek Rd , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/05/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Turn the Dallas Asheville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two and a half-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace.  Price is per team, not per person. Find details and Redeem your ticket as a Prepaid Code online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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U.S. 74 Alternate , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/07/2019 - 05/30/2019   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/12/2019   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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The Blue Ridge Naturalist Network will host Morgan Harris, Wild South’s Conservation Biologist who will give a presentation about Bumble Bees and Conservation.

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942 Haywood Ave , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/14/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Hike at Big Ivy

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1 University Hts , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/16/2019 - 03/17/2019   Event Time: All Day

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Amboy Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/23/2019   Event Time: All Day

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1 University Hts , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/23/2019 - 03/24/2019   Event Time: All Day

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220 Amboy Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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