Event Date: 01/07/2018 - 03/30/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/07/2018 - 03/30/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/15/2018 - 03/30/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/15/2018 - 03/30/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/17/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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Could you be the voice for an abused/neglected child in the court system? Volunteers needed in Buncombe County North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program 828-259-3443 or www.volunteerforgal.org for more info No experienced needed – all training and support provided Since January 1, 2017, 360 children have entered the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program – this means that 343 kids are alleged to have been abused/neglected and are in the court system. Of no fault of their own, these kids are typically removed from their home and placed and in foster care or a kinship placement. Why were they removed from the home? Maybe their parents abused substances, had untreated mental health, or engaged in domestic violence – maybe it was a combination of these factors. Either way, it’s the kids who pay the ultimate penalty as their lives are uprooted, they often change school districts and are taken away from everything they know. There are so many parties in a DSS abuse/neglect case: the judge, parents/caretakers, parent’s attorneys, DSS attorneys, GAL attorneys, investigative/in-home/foster care social workers…it’s easy to see how the kids get lost in the system. That’s where the role of the Guardian ad Litem comes in: to advocate and ensure the voice of the child is heard in court, that their wishes for permanency and best interest are made known to all parties. With so many kids in the GAL program, our office is overwhelmed with cases, and we have a critical need for volunteers to represent children’s best interests in court. There is no experience necessary and we provide all training and support. Being a GAL is a challenging and demanding role, but also incredibly rewarding as you literally ensure the child’s voice is heard in court throughout the life of the case. Our next training begins mid-January – visit www.volunteerforgal.org to complete a volunteer application, or call the office at 828-259-3443 for more information. Could you be the voice for a child?

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/17/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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This class will cover basics about using your iPad. Topics will include: Safari - iPad User Guide; Bookmarks; Tabs; Home Page icons; etc. Mail - Opening and Saving Attachments App Store - Finding Apps; Free Apple Apps

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/17/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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This class will cover basics about using your iPad. Topics will include: Safari - iPad User Guide; Bookmarks; Tabs; Home Page icons; etc. Mail - Opening and Saving Attachments App Store - Finding Apps; Free Apple Apps

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/17/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Asheville. From Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2018, First Presbyterian Church will be one of more than 50 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series. The January Series features one of the most influential scientific minds, a New York Times best-selling author and a former technology adviser to the White House. A few of the notable presenters in the 2018 lineup include Katherine Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker whose work has been honored by a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant and Pulitzer Prize; Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution who witnessed the Broadway show’s journey from concept to cultural phenomenon; and Kevin Olusola, who is best known as the beatboxing member of the Grammy-winning vocal quintet Pentatonix.

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40 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/18/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Learn how to use iCloud, Apple’s flagship software for syncing and backing up your iOS devices. Recommended for users running iOS 9 or iOS 10 on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. New features in iOS 11 and Mac OS 10.12 will be discussed. (Mac users with OS X 10.7 - 10.12 and Windows users with Windows 7, 8 and 10 will also glean benefits from this class). Note: iCloud Photos is now a separate class. See schedule for date & time.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/18/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Music Matters is a series of bimonthly appreciation lectures given by Asheville FM DJs, volunteers, and affiliates. On Thursday, January 18, from 6–8 pm, join AFM for the next presentation in this series, "More Than Blue: The Genius of Joni Mitchell’s For the Roses,” presented by Asheville FM DJ, Sarah B. This event will take place at the Asheville FM Station at 864 Haywood Road in West Asheville. “Most people hear Joni Mitchell’s name and they think of her fourth album, Blue,” says Sarah. “Or they think of her sixth album, Court and Spark. But in between was For the Roses. Lush and somber, stentorian and joyous, wise and wistful, it's a gem of 1972, when Mitchell's voice was at the peak of its versatility.” This presentation is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5-$50 (pay at the event, cash or credit/debit accepted). Those who donate $50 will automatically become Asheville FM members. Email [email protected] to register. Advance registration is required.

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864 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/19/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Please join us in welcoming Patrisse Cullors to Asheville! She will be in conversation with Warren Wilson Professor Rima Vesely-Flad, author of Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice. Doors open at 6 and event at 7 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018. The location is the Rainbow Community School event space at 60 State Street in West Asheville. The $10 ticket acts as a coupon toward the purchase of either author's book. Please call the store if you would like to buy the book and the ticket at the same time. From one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, the hashtag that turned into a movement and global network, Patrisse Cullors, comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, co-written with award-winning author and journalist asha bandele, asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST takes an intimate look at Cullors time growing up in Van Nuys, California, surrounded by a devoted family and supportive friends, and weaves her experiences into the larger picture of how predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods are under constant systemic attack. From an unrelenting and hostile police presence, to disproportionate punitive action, to lack of basic social and medical services, Cullors and bandele show how lack of personal security and dignity makes daily life an act of survival. PATRISSE CULLORS is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and an NAACP History Maker. In 2016, Patrisse received the Defender of the Dream Award from the AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Civil and Human Rights, the Revolution Award for Freedom from ImageNation Cinema Foundation, the Justice Award from National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Community Change Agent Award from BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., and the Glamour Women of the Year Award for The Justice Seekers. In 2017, Cullors received the Sydney Peace Prize. Rima L. Vesely-Flad is professor and chair of religious studies and director of peace and justice studies at Warren Wilson College. She holds a Ph.D. in social ethics from Union Theological Seminary and was the founder of Interfaith Coalition of Advocates for Reentry and Employment (ICARE) in New York State. At the center of contemporary struggles over-aggressive policing practices is an assumed association, in U.S. culture, of blackness with criminality. In her book, RACIAL PURITY AND DANGEROUS BODIES: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice, Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration.

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60 STATE ST , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/20/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Thinking of writing or illustrating a book for kids? Whether it’s for the children in your family, or for publication, award-winning writer Linda Lowery will walk you through the basics of what makes a terrific picture book. Since the writing always comes first (yep, even for Maurice Sendak!), in this workshop, you'll focus on how to: - Discover fresh story ideas - Find your natural, authentic voice - Play around with rhythm and rhyme - Work within industry-standard format, page count, word count - Give the illustrator creative freedom (even if you yourself are the artist) - Allow the art to compliment and contrast with text - Create a 32-page draft dummy (storyboard) By the end of class, you’ll have a draft outline for a book of your own and a clear overview of how to proceed on your project. See www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops for more information.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/22/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Personalizing your Mac and making it even more friendly and usable with System Preferences. The instructor will be using macOS Sierra 10.12. Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and 10.10 Yosemite already brought the biggest visual change since Mac OS X first shipped in 2000, and most principles remain the same, so users of earlier versions should find value in the class. NOTE: Instructor will be using macOS 10.13 High Sierra, as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/23/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Instructor will be using iMovie version 10.1.4 or later. Learn the time saving tips to help bring your home movies to life. The class includes topics such as: Importing Video Footage Add "Moving" Photos Overlay Music Tracks and Sound Effects. Edit Volume of Sound Tracks Adding Transitions, Titles and Special Effects. Exporting your movie Additionally, the instructor will be using Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/24/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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In this class we delve into the Settings where we will discuss and demonstrate Siri, Multitasking, Spotlight, Passcode settings and much more. NOTE: Class will be held using iOS 11 as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/24/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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In this class we delve into the Settings where we will discuss and demonstrate Siri, Multitasking, Spotlight, Passcode settings and much more. NOTE: Class will be held using iOS 11 as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/25/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Learn how to Synchronize and Share Photos between devices using iCloud. Learn the difference between: "My Photostream" Benefits and Limitations "Shared Photo Streams" Invitations Public Web Sites Comments & Likes "iCloud Photo Library" Your Entire Photo Library in the Cloud Organize and Edit once and for all (The instructor will be using iOS 10 for iPad and iPhone, and OS X 10.12 Sierra on the Mac).

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/28/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

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When: January 28, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: Lenoir Rhyne University Board Room, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Cost: FREE Curious about Food Sovereignty and Agriculture in Cuba? Join us for this FREE event! Come learn about the agricultural and political climate and the work of Food First with Executive Director and Food Justice Author Eric Holt Gimenez. This 1-hour Skype session will cover food sovereignty work happening in the US and globally, the importance of the Cuban organic agriculture movement, and an introduction to the food sovereignty organization Food First. There will be time at the end for Q&A. Also learn about Organic Growers School's upcoming trip to Cuba with Tour Coordinator Sera Deva. Participants will have the option to stay for a 45 minute showing of the film The Power of Community after the presentation.

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, Asheville / Biltmore Forest, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/30/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Retirement Planning Today January 30, February 1 and 6, 2018 (3 Evenings) 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Cost is $79 (Individuals or Couples). For more information: pdp.wcu.edu Location: WCU at Biltmore Park. This course designed to deliver comprehensive, objective information to help you achieve your most important financial goals. Participants will learn many key aspects of planning for retirement such as income tax planning, retirement income and expenses, risk management, investment management, and estate planning. The course also focuses on retirement lifestyle planning, goal setting, and discusses many retirement roadblocks and mistakes. Night 1 (1/30): Fundamentals Night 2 (2/1): Income Planning Night 3 (2/6): Investments and Legacy

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, Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/31/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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This class will cover basics about using your iPad. Topics will include: Safari - iPad User Guide; Bookmarks; Tabs; Home Page icons; etc. Mail - Opening and Saving Attachments App Store - Finding Apps; Free Apple Apps

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/01/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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We invite you to visit Lenoir-Rhyne University's Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville for a special Health Sciences Showcase. Admission representatives and faculty will be available to answer questions about LRU's many health sciences graduate program options. Programs include Athletic Training, Exercise Science, FNP/DNP, MBA in Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Dietetic Internship, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. This event is designed for students who are thinking about applying, those who've already applied, or those who have been accepted.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/02/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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NOTE: This class will be conducted using iOS 11. Taking and making calls Setting up and listening to voicemail Using Siri & More Bonus: Sign up for iPhone Class, get iCloud Basics and iCloud Photos FREE  

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/03/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry-level, day-long workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward. This is a great workshop to attend if you are in the exploratory stages of starting a farm.

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Lenoir Rhyne University 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/03/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$125.00 Sat February 3 make up in case of inclement weather is Feb 10th $125 includes Supplies Get started painting, and brush up too. You will learn some basics of painting, what the mediums can do and complete two small paintings all in one day! Find out about materials, palette set up, basic color mixing and how to create highlights and shades as you paint two art works in one day. This class can give you a great start with oils or acrylics while you have fun painting with others!! Continue your lessons if you like in our Marvelous Monday program!

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191 Lyman St., #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/03/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry-level, day-long workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward. This is a great workshop to attend if you are in the exploratory stages of starting a farm. In this one-day, exploratory workshop participants will… Learn about sustainable farming careers in Western North Carolina. Discover and assess your resources, skills and farming intentions. Begin to develop an educational plan toward farming. Connect with regional training opportunities and support networks. Prioritize your next steps toward your farming goals. Hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in WNC. Register here: www.organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/farm-dreams

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Asheville Visitors Center , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/03/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Junior League of Asheville, one of Buncombe County’s oldest women-led volunteer organizations, will host a Volunteer Expo on February 3, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center. The event will celebrate and connect organizations and individuals who make a difference in our community. Modeled after a job fair, the Volunteer Expo is an opportunity for residents of Western North Carolina to learn about local nonprofits, their volunteer needs, and other ways to support these organizations. To make this event a success, the League is pleased to partner with over 50 local nonprofits, including organizations that specialize in addressing health, poverty, legal aid, environmental stewardship, women’s issues, arts, civic leadership, technology, education, and animal welfare. In addition to learning about local nonprofit organizations and exploring volunteer opportunities with these organizations, Volunteer Expo attendees can attend four educational panels centered around the theme, “How Do You Serve?” Panelists will address direct, government and board service, as well as financial management of nonprofits.

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1 Resort Dr , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/05/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Explore the basics of the Apple Mac, with an emphasis on the latest version of Apple macOS Sierra. Topics covered will be: The Apple Menu Essentials Siri & Spotlight (Find your Stuff) The Finder (Toolbar, Sidebar, "All My Files") The Dock and Applications Folder (10.6) / LaunchPad (10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 & 10.12) Mission Control and Full Screen Apps Time Machine and more. The instructor is now using macOS 10.12 Sierra. Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan & 10.10 Yosemite brought the biggest visual changes since Mac OS X first shipped in 2000, and most principles remain the same, so users of earlier versions should find value in the class.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/05/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Explore the basics of the Apple Mac, with an emphasis on the latest version of Apple macOS Sierra. Topics covered will be: The Apple Menu Essentials Siri & Spotlight (Find your Stuff) The Finder (Toolbar, Sidebar, "All My Files") The Dock and Applications Folder (10.6) / LaunchPad (10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 & 10.12) Mission Control and Full Screen Apps Time Machine and more. The instructor is now using macOS 10.12 Sierra. Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan & 10.10 Yosemite brought the biggest visual changes since Mac OS X first shipped in 2000, and most principles remain the same, so users of earlier versions should find value in the class. NOTE: Instructor will be using macOS 10.13 High Sierra, as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/06/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Exploring the Photos App, the Mac's brand new built in photo manager including: Importing and Exporting Photos; imported iPhoto Events and Faces; Folders & Albums; Basic Photo Editing REQUIRES Yosemite and the 10.10.3 (or later) update. 10.12 Sierra comes with the new 2.0 version with additional updated features. The instructor will be using this version. PS. We now have an entire class devoted to the iCloud portion of "Photos." This class is typically held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/07/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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In this class we delve into the Settings where we will discuss and demonstrate Siri, Multitasking, Spotlight, Passcode settings and much more. NOTE: Class will be held using iOS 11 as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/07/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Torin Finser and hear about his new book "Education for Nonviolence". Come connect with other like-minded open-hearted kindred spirits for an inspirational evening!

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62 State St , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/13/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Safari topics: Preferences Managing bookmarks Maximizing use of the bookmarks bar Reading List Tabbed browsing Syncing sessions with iOS devices through iCloud The instructor will be using Safari 11 which is a part of Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra. Some principles and features may not be available in earlier versions of Safari.    

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/15/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Materials provided: Paper and some brushes and paints provided. You may also bring watercolor, your brushes and palette if you like. Overcome your fears as you delve into and practice the important element of design – light and dark, or value. Start with darks and work into the light while you learn Notan and Grisaille. Create a value scale and a monochromatic scale too! Perfect for both beginners and experienced artists. Techniques can be used in any medium. Bring a high contrast reference of your choice.

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191 Lyman St., #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/17/2018   Event Time: All Day

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134 Burton Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 02/17/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Homestead Dreams is an entry level, exploratory workshop designed to help you incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability into all aspects of your life. Regardless of whether you own or rent a home, or live in a rural or urban setting, you can move towards more self-reliance NOW! Excellent for those in the exploratory stages of getting started with a land-based life. We cover common sense, relevant information to help maximize your independence, increase your connection to community, place, and self, and plan out your dreams for the next 1 to 5 years. Appropriate for those who are incorporating agriculture, renewable energy, green building, land planning, hand-made products, and land-based living of all kinds. Includes a panel of local homesteaders and a regional expert on soil, climate, rainfall, typography, vegetation, wind, and how that affects and determines life, farming, and building in our region. Wherever you are along the spectrum of self-reliance, join us for the exploratory workshop and: · Enhance your confidence, skill, and excitement to create the lifestyle you imagine. · Uncover your personal values, skills, and resources · Chart a path to move forward over the next 1 to 5 years in your homestead plans. · Hear from other regional homesteaders about their celebrations, challenges, and suggestions and prioritize your next steps. Location: Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Rd, Mills River, NC 28759

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Living Web Farms , Mill Spring, NC 28756
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Event Date: 02/17/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Make up date if inclement weater is March 1st Printing in several colors is fun! Learn this easy process and create beautiful prints in one day. We will print on a variety of papers and fabric using three or four softcut blocks. No press needed! All easy clean up materials supplied. Leave with beautiful artwork, a registration jig and reusable blocks to create more editions on your own. Bring a favorite design or choose one provided.

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191 Lyman St., #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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