Event Date: 08/16/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Presenter: Carolina Native Plant Nursery Discover the advantages of using native plants in designing your home landscape. Learn how to incorporate natives into the landscape and maintain your plantings over time.

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49 Mt. Carmel Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/16/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join business owners, upper management and leaders in a 6 part series of in-depth roundtable discussions limited to 7 participants. Learn from Business Experts Each series is led by a different expert presenter as the group takes a deep dive into the four pillars of business: Finance, Accounting, Management/Operations, Marketing Roundtable Format Following each expert-led presentation, group participants share their own real-time experiences and gather input. Each series is moderated and led by professionals, Bill Kelley, CHS, CPO and John Michael Kledis, EA, CFE, CVA. The small group format provides focused feedback with real solutions each participant can quickly implement in his or her own business environment. Example topics & issues addressed: (These are not all-inclusive topics. Each session's topics are catered specifically to the participant's needs.) Human Capital: Management & Operational Development >Identifying your who/what/where/why/when >Strategically Developing Human Capital: Developing Leaders vs. Managers >Turnaround: How to turn around a failing business, failing campaign or failing plan before it's too late >Organizations don't plan to fail but fail to plan: Business Plan Review & Renewal ​Finance & Accounting >Understanding business expenses - fixed vs. variable >Budgeting for your business >Financial Statement analysis >Productivity and flowchart of processes >Breakeven Analysis Marketing >Strategies vs. tactics >SWOT Analysis - why and for what? >Target Audience vs. Target Market >What is a brand and developing your brand >Competitor Analysis >Breakout from Competitive Set with Value Innovation

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60 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/19/2018   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Enjoy a thoughtful and thought-provoking ramble through the Gardens. Participants will learn about plants, insects, birds, weather, and more during the walk led by Jay Kranyik, Garden Manager, naturalist, nature photographer, and member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Bring rain jackets/umbrellas if needed, and a loupe and binoculars if you have them.

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151 West .T. Weaver Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/19/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Wilma Dykeman was a best-selling novelist, teacher, and pioneer in environmental thinking, civil rights, and feminism. As a humanist, Wilma was a deep thinker who was less interested in our place in some great chain of being, but more interested in our current task: Now that we're here, what should we do? The talk will begin with a 20-minute video of Wilma Dykeman’s life, followed by her perspective on becoming the best we can be as individuals and as a society through her writings, lectures and personal story as told by her son Jim Stokely. Jim is President of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy and lectures and produces events to sustain and foster the core values of Wilma Dykeman.

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227 Edgewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/20/2018   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 10.13 High Sierra. macOS 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: 08/20/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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MEETS WEEKLY EXCEPT FOR HOLIDAYS (including LABOR DAY and MEMORIAL DAY). If you’ve ever thought that your public speaking skills could use a little improvement, Blue Ridge Toastmasters invites you to visit us for free! Practicing to improve your public speaking skills with others who share this goal can be a lot of fun. The Blue Ridge Toastmasters group is known for our sense of humor and our welcoming membership. Did you know you can simply drop in? It’s completely free to stop in as a visitor—no reservation needed—to experience a full meeting. After visiting us a time or two... or three... you might decide to become a member, which only costs $54 in dues every six months. Our members will attest that Toastmasters is one of the most effective programs available for overcoming fear of public speaking and improving speaking skills, which inevitably increases confidence in every aspect of life. For more online information about the Blue Ridge Toastmasters group, visit www.blueridgetoastmasters.com. In the heart of Asheville, we are located on the third floor of Asheville’s Chamber of Commerce, the Lenoir-Rhyne campus... meeting at lunch time on Mondays (12pm to 1:30pm). Stop in for a meeting! We follow Asheville City Schools closures in the event of snow/inclement weather.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/20/2018   Event Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Blue Ridge Toastmasters meets weekly in the heart of Asheville, NC, during the Monday lunch hour. Each meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a supportive atmosphere. Guests are always welcome. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself and is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization operating clubs worldwide to help members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Each club, including Blue Ridge Toastmasters, is run completely by volunteers.We meet on the third floor of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce (Lenoir Rhyne's Graduate Campus). There is ample free parking available.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/21/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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iWork Essentials is back!. LATEST VERSIONS! Learn the time saving tips to help you be more productive in the 3 apps of the iWork Suite: Pages, Number & Keynote (which are now included with every Mac). The class includes topics such as: Common Essentials of all three Apps: Media Share Menu Preferences Versions Pages Tips Numbers Tips Keynote Tips iCloud.com integration    

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/22/2018   Event Time: 7:30 AM

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, Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/22/2018   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: 08/22/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join instructor Nadine Charlsen for a fun evening class painting in watercolor. All styles and levels welcomed! Enjoy a relaxing evening while you work on your own projects in this open studio style class. (Tuition is interchangable with Marvelous Mondays and attendance is nonsequential just like our Marvelous Monday Studio classes)

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/23/2018   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 11 for iPad and iPhone, and OS X 10.13 High Sierra on the Mac as soon as they are released by Apple).

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/23/2018   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 11 for iPad and iPhone, and OS X 10.13 High Sierra on the Mac as soon as they are released by Apple).

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/24/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Attic Salt Theatre Company is THRILLED to have Broadway and TV star, Jennifer Barnhart, visiting the studio on August 24th. Ms. Barnhart's resume is a long one and includes the Original Broadway Cast of Avenue Q, Sesame Street, and Julie's Greenroom. She'll be taking questions, sharing stories about life onstage with and without a puppet, and may even share some puppetry lessons with our audience. This is a perfect night out for teens and adults.

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, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/27/2018   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: 08/31/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Members and prospective members who are interested in monthly meetings (social, literary or critique) are invited to a potluck on the last Friday of each month, 6-8:30 pm, at The Writers' Workshop. Members' guests are welcome. You are also welcome to bring a piece of writing you have been working on to share with the group for critique. Please RSVP at least 2 days in advance at our website, www.twwoa.org. Founded in 1985, the Writers' Workshop of Asheville serves writers in the Southeast and beyond. Our mission is to provide top-notch workshops, readings, retreats and contests for the benefit of the community at large.

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387 Beaucatcher Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/04/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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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: 09/07/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Dates: Friday to Saturday, September 7–8, 2018 Time: 9:30AM to 4:30PM (both days) Location: Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC Cost: $150 for Friday and Saturday —or— $90 for Friday only This is an immersive 2-day workshop taught by MONICA CORRADO of Simply Being Well as part of the 5th Annual Harvest Conference. True health begins and ends in the gut. In fact, there is mounting evidence that chronic illnesses such as cancer, depression, allergies, and autism spectrum disorder find their origin in the digestive system. The gut—which acts as a “second brain”—functions independently of the actual brain and plays a huge role in whether we struggle or thrive. In this accessible and non-clinical workshop, Monica Corrado—teaching chef, holistic nutritionist, and certified GAPS™ practitioner—will uncover the secrets of a traditional whole-foods diet and nutrient-dense cooking through simple, do-it-yourself techniques that address health issues holistically. This high-energy workshop is comprised of a lecture, cooking demos, tastings, and handouts that will help you will learn how to heal your gut. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both days. The workshop builds on itself, and all of these components work in synergy with each other to create optimal healing.

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701 Warren Wilson Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 09/10/2018   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: 09/11/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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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: 09/12/2018   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: 09/14/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Basic Watch Handling - Notifications Setting up and Customizing Watch faces and "complications" Activity App / Workouts / Achievements & Challenges Using the Dock for your favorite Apps Siri & More  NOTE: This class will be conducted using watchOS 4. Series 3 watches come with watchOS 4 pre-installed. The original Apple Watch, and Series 1 or 2 may need upgrading. Upgrading to watchOS 4 takes an hour or two and therefore cannot be done immediately before the class. Please call us at 828-225-6600 if you need assistance.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/15/2018   Event Time: All Day

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This conference will provide information and resources for participants who would like to explore traditional and alternative ways of approaching the end of life. Aging and death are natural facts for each of us and are realities that many people fear. Consciously facing death invites us to more fully embrace life and death. The conference will offer an opportunity to investigate the topics of aging and death and to explore informed choices that better prepare each of us for this part of life.

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9 Swan St. , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/16/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Does your life feel a little off-course? Perhaps you're transitioning into a new phase of life, and you're uncertain where you're heading? If so, join life coach and Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, for this encore, Pay-What-You-Want workshop! When created from the heart, a vision board will help you set a direction for your life and attract more of what you want, whether it's just a feeling or something more specific. Send email to [email protected] to register. Repeat participants welcome!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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