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Event Date: 11/27/2016 - 11/19/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Event Date: 01/03/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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The Uniquely Asheville Art Collection is coming to the Green Sage Cafe South on January 3, 2017! If you have seen this artwork by John Haldane before, you should know this show will include many new pieces. The art will be featured as framed or canvas prints.

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1856 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Sponsored by: Elder Helpers
Minimum age: 18
We are a nonprofit organization looking for volunteers willing to help elders in need, providing services like companionship, cooking, give them rides, help with cleaning and gardening . . . . . .

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, Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Sponsored by: Council On Aging of Buncombe County
Minimum age: 18
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the Buncombe County Library System and Council on Aging, Inc. offers free tax preparation and electronic filing of Federal and NC State tax returns for taxpayers with low- and moderate- income. This service is available from February 1, 2017 to April 15 . . . . . .

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WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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OPEN MIC NIGHT! Music at 6pm, Comedy at 9:30pmThe Grey Eagle has joined forces with Slice Of Life Comedy to bring you Asheville's ultimate open mic night — music + comedy!

MUSIC open mic begins at 6PM with sign ups at 5:30PM.
Admission is FREE.

COMEDY open mic begins at 9:30PM with sign ups at 9PM.
Admission is $2-$5 at the door.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Sponsored by: Elder Helpers
Minimum age: 18
We are a nonprofit organization looking for volunteers willing to help elders in need, providing services like companionship, cooking, give them rides, help with cleaning and gardening . . . . . .

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, Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Discover our great indoors in Biltmore House, America's largest home. Explore the Conservatory with complimentary guided tours of Biltmore’s extensive orchid collection, offered weekdays, Jan. 23 through March 17.

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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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: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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Turn Asheville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-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. Your Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure will begin in the heart of the city and take you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated to the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route will show you some of the best sights of the city, all while challenging your mind and capacity for fun. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: EVENTFUL. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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70 Westside Drive , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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7th Annual Kenilworth celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Monday, January 16 at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church 123 Kenilworth Rd. Asheville, NC 28803. Potluck from 5:30-6:30pm in Kenilworth Center,4 Chiles Ave. (directly behind church) and the program will begin at 6:30pm in the Church Sanctuary. Experience an evening with Hazel Mack, Founding member of the WinstonSalem Chapter of the Black Panther Party. The evening’s topic is; “Memoir as Manifesto: A Push for Social Justice through Community Service.” Hazel Mack, JD will reflect on her experiences as a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP), her career as a civil rights attorney, and the modern Black Power movement. The Winston-Salem BPP implemented life-saving social programs for the poor and was the first and most prominent BPP chapter in the south. The evening will be hosted by Marvin Chambers a founding member of A.S.C.O.R.E. (Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality) and an icon of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina. DJ Profe$$ah G. will be spinning great tunes, there will be craft projects for children and lots more! Join us as we explore different ideologies and learn about this fascinating chapter in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina!

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123 Kenilworth Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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So what is it exactly:  Come join me for any or all of these basic skills enamel workshop series this winter.  Each class will go over some foundation techniques in enamel work.  You can just take ANY individual class or sign up for all three.  By taking multiple classes, it will allow you to create more and learn and try new techniques each time.  Or just sign up for any one of them to get a taste of what enamel is all about.   So what is enamel? : Enamel is glass.  It is available in a huge color palette and there are a variety of techniques to apply it to specific metals including copper and silver. Pieces will be kiln-fired in this workshop and we will work with both copper and silver.   The Bottom Line: The basic cost of $70 will include all supplies and componants to make both a necklace and a pair of earrings during each class.  (A sterling silver chain will be included as well.)  And you will be able to purchase more individual pieces to work with too if desired. Contact Info: Jessica Hall jessica @bluebirddesigns.com  (775) 338-3880   FAQs   Is there an age limit to enter the event? Participants must be 12 or over due to safety concerns.  Everyone will be asked to sign a waiver and any children under 18 will need an adult signature to participate.    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is ample parking at Riverview Station.  It is less then a mile from downtown Asheville so a taxi or Uber ride is an easy option as well.   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions.  I can be reached via phone, email, or in person at the gallery.  You can visit www.bluebirddesigns.com as well.  [email protected]    (775) 338-3880 191 Lyman St Ste 256  Asheville, NC 28801   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes. Please contact me in advance to do so.     What is the refund policy? Cancellations : 2+ weeks prior to event-Refund less 10%                          1-2 weeks prior to event- Refund less 20%                          3-7 days prior to event - Refund less 50%                          No refund if cancelled within 48 hours of workshop.    

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191 Lyman St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The Grey Eagle has joined forces with Slice Of Life Comedy to bring you Asheville's ultimate open mic night music + comedy!MUSIC open mic begins at 6PM with sign ups at 5:30PM.Admission is FREE.COMEDY open mic begins at 9:30PM with sign ups at 9PM.Admission is $2-$5 at the door.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Put A Lid On ItCayce Kolstad Mondays 6:30-9pmJanuary 16- March 6 A good handmade casserole cooks and presents your food beautifully and certainly impresses at potlucks. But casseroles are complex forms to create and get right. Join Cayce as he breaks down the making process step-by-step. With demos on throwing hollow, making a tight fitting lid, and plenty of options for knobs and handles, you will soon be creating beautiful, functional casseroles to use and enjoy for years to come. Level: Intermediate to AdvancedTuition: $310 +$55 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Light, Flight and Reflect is a workshop that will explore a few fundamental properties using a design-thinking perspective. We will design different ways to emit light and use bamboo as a support for such transmission. We will use balsa wood and paper to create rubber band powered flying machines, using not only the principles behind creating lightweight structures but also the principles behind aerodynamics and lift. This is a great workshop for teens with interest in both art and engineering.

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573 Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Peter and the Starcatcher is a co-production between Asheville Community Theatre and the UNC Asheville drama department and will be performed in the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. Community auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher will be held January 16-17, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in 35below. Auditions are open to all in the community, no previous experience required. Directed by Chanda Calentine.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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These drop-in guided meditation classes help us discover the profound benefits of engaging in meditation and enable us to develop a naturally peaceful, calm and happy mind. For those new to meditation or with experience. We are a non-for profit meditation center. 828-668-2241 or visit MeditationInAsheville.org for more information.

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1070 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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5 Walnut St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2017   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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1 Craven Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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In Barista Fundamentals, students will apply the brewing principles established in Brewing Science to brewing coffee as espresso. The variables that are relevant when brewing espresso will be made clear with hands on exploration of both espresso machines and grinders. Students will leave this class with a detailed understanding of how to use an espresso grinder and machine for brewing espresso and steaming milk. There will be an emphasis on customer service, efficient workflow, and a sustainable use of supplies.  This course is an exclusive course for Counter Culture Coffee Wholesale customers. *Brewing Science is a prerequisite for this lab. Contact your local rep for more information. FAQs What can/can't I bring to the event? Please bring a water bottle and notebook. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Find your regional support team's contact info here. Can I update my registration information? Yes! You have until 24 hours before the lab to update your registration.  

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77 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Senior Beat January to May (ongoing) Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm This class is part dance, part fitness, part music performance, and lots of fun! Learn some drumming while improving your health. Program can be adapted for standing or seated participants. $3.00 per class

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36 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Happy New Year!  Let's make 2017 the Year of Achievement through building strong business connections! This begins with attending our January Mixer of the Greater Asheville Business Network!  Tuesday, Jan 17th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the WCU Asheville, 28 Schenck Pkwy, Suite 346, in Biltmore Park just off Long Shoals Rd and I-26 exit 37. This is convenient to both Asheville and Hendersonville. WCU Asheville is located on the left next to PF Chang as you enter Biltmore Park. There is ample covered parking behind the building. http://www.wcu.edu/discover/locations/index.aspx Paul Vincent has agreed to provide Professional Executive Portraits for our members at a dramatic saving of only $30 per person which includes the professional setting, editing and two digital images. Additional options are available for a charge. Come in appropriate business attire and put an updated professional image to your marketing efforts. Settings are first come first serve from 3:00 until 6:00 in room #347 next to our meeting. http://www.paulvincentphotography.com  Knowing your Top Five Strengths through the "Strength Finders 2.0" assessment will embolden your persona with your clients, employers, and employees. Networking excels through authentic interaction; know who you are, then be yourself. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Target, and Walmart or on line. The book must have an unused access code for the online assessment. www.strengthsfinder.com/, http://strengths.gallup.com/110440/about-strengthsfinder-20.aspx,   “Never Eat Alone”, by Keith Ferrazzi (#1 New York Times Bestselling Author) and Tahl Raz is a great networking resource. Let’s determine to develop our skills as individual networkers in 2017! Executive Book Summaries - www.johnbesaw.com/never_eat_alone.pdf   Stay Connected My Friend! Bob Machen Group Leader If we've not had our initial coffee meeting or if it has been some time, please call or text me at 828-808-5999 and let’s get together. These brief coffee meetings help me to know how best to introduce you to the right people.

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115 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Sue Ford, former director of Evergreen’s EMBE Marimba Band, is continuing a new venture called Village Marimba. Sue is spreading the joy of playing marimba music in a community ensemble. Classes will be available to students from any school in Western North Carolina and interested adults. Village Marimba is a program of Asheville Rhythm, an organization that seeks to create a culture that promotes wellness through rhythm and bridges musical traditions through innovative collaborations. In a 10-Week Session, students will: Learn a variety of repertoire based on the group’s interest, including popular songs, multicultural songs and original music. Work on proper mallet/stick technique, which is also applicable to other percussion instruments. Have fun making music with other young people and their friends. Work toward a big performance at the end of the session. Session 2 will begin on January 17 and end with a concert on April 8. All classes will be held at Rainbow Community Center, 60 State Street in West Asheville.  Students will be expected to attend all classes in this session.            Level 1 – 4:00-5:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays $200 for the 10-week session                           (20 classes over 10 weeks) For children grades 5-12.           Level 2 – 5:00-6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays $200 for the 10-week session                           (20 classes over 10 weeks) For children grades 5-12.           New class for adults and mature teens - 5:00-6:00 on Wednesdays $100 for the 10-week session                          (20 classes over 10 weeks)   * Level 1 is for students with a beginner / intermediate skill level. Level 2 will be for advanced students and requires the approval of the instructor For more information contact Sue Ford - [email protected],  828-776-7918

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60 STATE ST , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 4:30 PM

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Please join us for a FREE seminar, January 17th, 4:30 pm at Ryan's Family Steak House, 1000 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 At our FREE seminar, you’ll learn how you can get back to doing the things you love with our safe, effective, non-surgical, FDA cleared neuropathy treatment program. The underlying causes of peripheral neuropathy, and they key to prevention The Nobel prize winning discovery that every neuropathy patient MUST know How peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed, and when it can be successfully treated A technology originally developed by NASA that helps decrease painful neuropathy symptoms 3 simple changes to your diet that can help prevent peripheral neuropathy from developing Advanced diagnostic testing to help determine if your condition can be treated A simple home therapy approved by Medicare that is used by some of the largest specialty hospitals in the country to treat certain types of neuropathy The seminar is FREE and dinner is provided, however, you MUST call the office at 828-628-7800 to reserve your spot.

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1000 Brevard Rd. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 6:15 PM

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Interactive Supervision  With Stevie Alverson – Early Childhood Program Consultant Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 6:15 – 8:15pm 2.0 CHCs total Cost:  $10.00 Making the most out of the moments of your day with children can be exhausting and overwhelming. This training will not only review the guidelines and regulations for supervision, but will also support you in your efforts to interact more with children during those times. You will have the opportunity to view videos from real classrooms in our area with teachers skillfully interacting with children while supervising their safety well. This training is ideal for teachers, administrators, and support staff who are looking for ways to increase quality interactions within their day-to-day routines.  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: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. In our introduction to Screenwriting class instructor and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer guides you through the basics of screenwriting for a total of 8 weeks. (No class on February 14th.) By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay.Join award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer in this introductory course on the basics of screenwriting. Learn how to take your idea and develop it into a story ready to be made into a short film. Take your storywriting to the next level! During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. Students will leave with a completed short script and the beginnings of a feature screenplay. Class will meet once a week, Tuesday evenings, from 6:30- 9:30 pm, starting January 10th, for 8 weeks total. Tuition for the course is $525, and a 20% deposit ($105) is required 2 weeks prior to class to guarrantee placement. Register with the following form, or on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details.The class beings Tuesday January 10, 2017 6:30pm –9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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6:30 p.m. every third Tuesday. Workshop reveals how to naturally heal back pain and sciatica For good. Learn the single biggest mistake back pain and sciatica sufferers make which actually stops them from healing, the three most common causes of lower back pain, and more.

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640 Merrimon Ave, Ste 107 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Solo piano set opening for Colorado acoustic supergroup TAARKA

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Caleb Hanks & Copernicus 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It's always a great evening of music and community.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Described by SF Weekly as a "collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman," Taarka is the new acoustic "supergroup" (Flagstaff Live) "presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!" Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals) Taarka fills out its unique sound with award-winning bassist Troy Robey and prodigious young guitarist Mike Robinson, Taarka is bringing their otherworldly, energetic music to venues across the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico.David, a versatile picker raised in Virginia on a steady diet of bluegrass, Celtic, classical and gypsyjazz, and Enion Pelta-Tiller, an award-winning classically-trained violinist who can switch seamlessly between Bartok and bebop (not to mention Gypsy jazz, punk, rock, bluegrass) began their journey together in 2001. After meeting at a Brooklyn Browngrass gig, the two began a Gypsy jazz busker act in the New York City subway before hitting the road as Taarka.Taarka's live shows strike a balance between well-crafted songs and spirited instrumentals these days, expanding on its beginnings as a purely instrumental string band putting a modern spin on Gypsy and Eastern European folk music. Taarka has drawn from wide-ranging influences over the past 10 years. Sophisticated listeners would be able to distill flavors of Western and Eastern folk traditions, jazz, rock, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy, Indian, and Celtic music all in a string band setting. Taarka has lately been gaining notice for their songwriting, which is informed by traditional bluegrass, oldtime and folk from America and Europe, 19th century poetry, and rock inspired by performances with some of the greatest names in songwriting today, including Darrell Scott, Greg Brown, James McMurtry, and Nathan Moore, but which incorporates sweeping pop and popping gypsy elements.Since 2006, when David and Enion landed in Lyons, CO, known for its bluegrass and new acoustic scene their compositional output has taken on a decidedly American aura, with vocals added to enhance the stories told in their songs. Their fifth studio album, Adventures in Vagabondia, was released in January 2013. Taarka's powerful acoustic rock instrumental, "A Whole New You," was recently included as part of the soundtrack to Maximum Pictures feature-length docuementary, "1971", to be released nationwide Feb 6.Taarka's joyous recordings benefit from starry guest performances and David's masterful production work, each a carefully crafted travelogue tracing a phase of the groups evolution. Yet unsurprisingly, Taarka's calling card is its colorful live show. Of Taarka's performance at the Oregon Country Fair, Synthesis Magazine wrote, Taarka began driving the painted and costumed crowd into a dancing frenzy they combined Roma, Klezmer and jazz, infusing their rousing and exciting tunes with breakneck Zappa-esque breakdowns and insurmountable gusto. Regardless of your particular musical tastes, Taarka is a band that simply must be witnessed.The band is equally potent whether as a down-and-dirty duo act or a stellar extended line- up featuring a top-notch array of fellow travelers. David and Enion have performed with members of the Grateful Dead, Phish, and String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band as well as Darol Anger, Joe Craven, ALO, Keller Williams, Danny Barnes, Steve Kimock, Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, The Samples, and Aquarium Rescue Unit, Kaki King, Rob Wasserman, Tony Furtado, The Motet, Dan Bern and The Everyone Orchestra.Taarka has performed at major festivals across the country including High Sierra, Pagosa Folk n' Bluegrass, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Sisters Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass, Mendocino Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Seattle Folklife, Nedfest, Lightening in a Bottle, Berkeley World Music Festival, Aspen Bluegrass Festival, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and The Millpond Folk Festival and many more.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/18/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Ages 18+

For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa.

Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert.

“I transformed my guitar technique before starting Zappa Plays Zappa out of necessity to play my dad’s most sophisticated and challenging melodies. I’ve found a lot of exciting new approaches to the guitar. I started Dweezilla music camp as a way to share this information with guitarists. I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/18/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Ages 18+

Dweezil Zappa was born on September 5, 1969 in Los Angeles—the son of Frank and Gail Zappa. It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music (his father having listed his religion as “musician” on Dweezil’s birth certificate). Dweezil’s early years were spent largely away from the spotlight—something of a rarity for the child of a celebrity, but perfect for cultivating a close relationship with his family.

Having watched his father perform concerts from the side of the stage since he was in diapers it was no surprise that he began to show an interest in music early on. At 6 years old he received his first guitar, a Fender Music Master from his dad. It wasn’t until he was 12 that he began to show a serious interest in manipulating the instrument to make music.

Having primarily heard the music his father was working on or listening to at home while growing up, Dweezil soon found himself exposed to some new sounds on the radio. Besides his father’s music he began listening to the Beatles, Queen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Like many aspiring guitarists of his generation, Dweezil ‘s ear was caught in a stranglehold by the trailblazing guitar styles of Edward Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. He listened to their records for hours on end trying to figure out a way to translate what he was hearing in his head to his fingers at the other end of the guitar. Along the way, he had opportunities to ask his dad for some help. “I remember asking Frank to help me figure out the song ‘Revelation/Mother Earth’ from Blizzard Of Oz. I really didn’t know anything about chords and in that song Randy Rhoads was using classical music elements that were really new to rock guitar at the time. Frank helped me learn the finger picking intro.” To gain more fundamental knowledge of technique and scales Dweezil was fortunate to have some assistance from one of the musicians in his father’s band at that time, Steve Vai. Dweezil became remarkably proficient in a very short amount of time due to his intense practicing sessions.

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