Event Date: 06/19/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Chautauqua 2018 features Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Alice Paul, and Francis Marion on the theme of Courage. Admission $5.00. Tickets sold at the door. www.greenvillechautauqua.org/buncombe

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340 Victoria Rd , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/21/2018   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Join BGA staffer Heather Rayburn as she hosts a special book club in celebration of Pollinator Month. Participants should read Dr. Erica McAlister’s “The Secret Life of Flies” before the event. Refreshments will be served as we discuss the book, review its highlights, and look at some slides about these fascinating insects. Why this book? Everyone knows about the sexy bee pollinators, but the plant world also benefits from the pollination of other insects, bats, birds, rodents and even lizards. McAlister, a British entomologist, “gets under the wings of these crucial creatures as she ventures into the land of the fly. From hungry herbivores and precocious pollinators to robber flies, danceflies and the much maligned mosquito, she describes the different types of fly, their unique and often unusual characteristics, and the unpredictable nature of their daily life.” Heather is the creator of www.MonarchLover.org, a website dedicated to promoting the planting of native milkweed to help the endangered Monarch butterfly. She’s worked at the Botanical Gardens for 10 years. Cost is $10.00 Please register at ashevillegreenworks.org/pollination-celebration [This book will be available for purchase in the Visitor Center by April 2018. Members get 10% off the retail price.]

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151 West .T. Weaver Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/23/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow.

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3 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 06/27/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

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"Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Our organization did not make or devise the plan—we found the plan because it already exists. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years." -- Drawdown Join MountainTrue for a discussion of this fascinating and optimistic approach to reversing global warming. We will meet for four weeks and address new solutions each time. It is free to attend the book study, but MountainTrue will not be providing copies of Drawdown. The book is available for $22 at Malaprop's bookstore in downtown Asheville.

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174 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/30/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Before he was the beloved Pete the Cat, he was Pete the Kitty! Join Pete on a cat-tastic playdate as he learns a lesson about sharing with his friend, Grumpy Toad. Activities to follow.

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3 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 06/30/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Elizabeth Kostova author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves reads from her latest novel The Shadow Land and discusses Thomas Wolfe’s influence on her as a writer and reader.

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52 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/08/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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All day launch party! Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Beatty and his family to celebrate the arrival of his new book Willa of the Wood, the much-anticipated follow-up to his wildly popular Serafina series. Be the first in the nation to get the new book -- a full two days ahead of the official July 10th release date -- at Robert Beatty's one and only hometown event. Free event!

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/10/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Blue Ridge Naturalist Network presents Marci Spencer, a naturalist, historian and author. Marci will take us on a tour of the Nantahala National Forest, her newest release. She will have books for sale. Free and open to the Public. www.brnnetwork.org

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260 Overlook Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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