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NC Arboretum to Host Annual Daylily Show and Sale

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Day Lily

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Western North Carolina Daylily Club will host its annual Daylily Show and Sale at The North Carolina Arboretum on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held in the Education Center, the show will display some of the best varieties of more than 46,000 registered daylilies.

The event will feature many outstanding daylily hybrids and cultivars of Western North Carolina. This is a must-see for daylily enthusiasts. Club members will also provide information on care and cultivation of daylilies, and plants will be available for purchase.

Other events and activities at the Arboretum on June 27 include:

"H. Douglas Pratt and John C. Sill’s BIRDS: The Science of Illustration." In conjunction with The North Carolina Arboretum’s celebration as an official part of the NC Birding Trail, this exhibit explores how art and science work together in Pratt and Sill’s artistic illustrations of birds. Located at the Baker Exhibit Center, additional features include:

  • A bird nest collection, containing nests and egg replicas of local songbirds.
  • An interactive bird song display.
  • A habitat match-up interactive mural designed to teach concepts of animal needs and the distinct habitats of local birds in habitats that occur in WNC.
  • An illustration table with sketch paper, pencils, erasers and colored pencils.
  • Forest Trails Walk at 1 p.m. ~ Guided tour of Arboretum trails and natural environment.

All activities, including the Daylily Show and Sale, are free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee of $6 per personal motor vehicle. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Arboretum’s kaleidoscope of summer blooms, 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, engaging exhibits, and bountiful opportunities to connect with nature.

For information, call 828.665.2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org.

Meals On Wheels Host 2nd Annual ‘Wheel Ride for Food’

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Meals on Wheels

ASHEVILLE, NC – Meals On Wheels of Asheville-Buncombe County will hold its annual Wheel Ride for Food Cycling event to raise money to provide food and services to local homebound elderly. This is the second year for the event which boasts challenging metric half-century (32-mile) and metric century (65-mile) routes that lead riders through scenic parts of North Asheville, Weaverville, Marshall, Ox Creek, Town Mountain and downtown Asheville before returning to the original starting point at Carrier Park.

The ride is organized and managed by local cyclists and volunteers and is held in conjunction with the Mountain Sports Festival at Carrier Park in Asheville. All skill levels are welcome.

Date: May 30, 2009 @ 8:30 AM
Early registration $40.00 / Day-of registration $55.00

Price includes ride, raffle, souvenir shirt, sweet swag bag and lunch!
Registration can be done through ACTIVE.COM or by calling Terri Bowman at Meals On Wheels – (828) 253-5286.

Sponsors and volunteers are still needed for this event. If interested, please contact Terri Bowman at (828) 253-5286

Liberty Bikes to Host Second Annual "Bike Love Event" at Wedge Gallery

Monday, February 9th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – Asheville on Bikes (AoB), an advocacy group focused on advancing Asheville’s urban bicycle culture, is hosting its Second Annual Bike Love event to be held at the Wedge Gallery on Saturday, February 23. The event will feature local bands and local beer and will highlight Asheville on Bikes’ community initiatives, including its support for the Bicycle Network Map project. Bike Love is co-sponsored by Arts2People and the French Broad Brewery.

Performing at this year’s event is Count Clovis (featuring Toubab Krewe’s Justin Perkins and Drew Heller), Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work, and Red Dirt Floor (featuring Marty Gallagher of ProBikes). Doors open at 8:00pm. Admission is $12.

This year, Bike Love falls just before Asheville City Council considers the proposed Bicycle Network Map, the long-range plan for Asheville’s bicycle network created by the the City’s Transportation and Engineering Department with the support of members of Asheville’s bicycling community, on February 26. Asheville on Bikes intends to use the celebration to increase awareness about the advantages of improving and expanding Asheville’s bicycle transportation infrastructure and garner support for the Bicycle Network Map project.