Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

Oct
25
Sat
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Oct 25 all-day

Asheville Art Museum
Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home

Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Mary Frank: Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a reception and gallery talk on Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home. The exhibition, which runs from September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015, presents a broad survey of Frank’s work from across her long and accomplished career. The Museum is thrilled that Mary Frank will be in the gallery to give a talk as part of the opening reception.

Over the course of her career, Mary Frank has worked in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, suggesting that her primary loyalty is not to a particular way of working or to any medium, but rather to the power of direct expression and to the act of creation itself. All of this work demonstrates her use of the intuitions and improvisations that arise naturally during the creative process.

Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933 and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In the early 1950s she began carving wood sculpture, and briefly studied with Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. In 1969, she worked on large multi-part, figurative clay sculptures, drawings and monoprints, which remained the major focus of her work throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. In the 1990s, she turned to painting as her primary medium. Frank has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions over the years, including a retrospective exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings organized by the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY in 1978. Her work is in the permanent collections of several institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Art Gallery.

About the Asheville Art Museum

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at www.ashevilleart.org.

Chimney Rock Park : Naturalist Niche Series
Oct 25 all-day


Chimney Rock Park :

Naturalist Niche Series
Dates: 2nd & 4th Sat April – November
Time: TBA
Cost:  Advance registration required.
Join an expert naturalist on our trails to learn about wild edibles, plants, wildlife, survival skills, birds, geology or other cool outdoor topics. Programs and hikes vary by date; offered on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from April-November, weather permitting.

Chimney Rock Park

431 Main St

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-9611

http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

Elida Homes Corn Maze
Oct 25 all-day

Elida Homes Corn Maze

  • Thursday 9am-4pm
  • Fridays 10am-8pm
  • Saturdays 10am-8pm
  • Sundays 10am-8pm

Eliada’s annual corn maze is a 12 acre maze with 2 longer trails, and 2 children’s trails cut out of a field of corn. Accompanying maps with check points help guide you through 4 miles of maze trails.

The two shorter trails for younger children we call ”Storybook Trails”!  These trails take you on a fun adventure as you read the stories of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Ciderella and the Little Glass Sipper!  Spookley and Ciderella merchandise are also for sale for children and families to continue to enjoy the stories and characters at home.

In addition to the corn maze, we have other fun attractions! To learn more about our attractions click here!

The event also has a large tented picnic area where you can purchase food and beverages from our concession stand, play corn toss, or hop around on bouncy horses!

2 Compton Drive

Asheville 28806

http://www.eliada.org/get-involved/corn-maze/eliadas-annual-corn-maze

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze
Oct 25 all-day

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze

September and October: OPEN 7 days a week from 9-6
Admission: $7/person, 2 and under FREE
$1 off weekdays
Group Rate (15 or more): $6/person

Our 2014 Fall Season Runs Aug 30 – Nov 2

Hay Rides, Horse Rides, Kiddie Carts:
All rides Sat + Sun ONLY, 11-4 pm
Kiddie Carts + Hay Rides: $3/ea, Horse Rides: $7/ea

kids on horses

Hay Rides, Kiddie Cart, and Horse Rides: Hay rides and horse rides are offered Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 – 4. Tickets for these activities must be purchased in addition to the regular admission charge.

kid in corn maze

Corn Maze: Perfect for families with young children, our corn maze is fun and educational. Answer our maze questions correctly and find your way out in a breeze, however wrong answers may lead you astray…

5 Sugar Hollow Road

Fairview, NC 28730

http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com/farm-activities-hickory-nut-gap-farm.php#fall

The Power of Pink 5K
Oct 25 all-day

The Power of Pink 5K

Date: October 25, 2014
Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center, Clyde, NC

Haywood County’s premier breast cancer event returns for year number eight providing screening’s and follow up testing for the county’s underserved women.  Since its inception the event has provided testing for almost 400 women.  The event features a 5K run and honor walk.

WNC AG Center : Fall Harvest Days
Oct 25 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Fall Harvest Days FAIRGROUNDS 10/23/2014 10/25/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Fall Harvest Days
Oct 25 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Fall Harvest Days FAIRGROUNDS 10/23/2014 10/25/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Mountain Men Tractor Pull
Oct 25 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Mountain Men Tractor Pull FAIRGROUNDS 10/25/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Oct 25 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair MCGOUGH 10/24/2014 10/26/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Caldwell County Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caldwell County Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownWide variety of locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, eggs and goat cheese, baked goods and crafts.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    6:00am — 12:00pm

120 Hospital Ave. NE

Lenoir, North Carolina

828-221-0223

Located at the Caldwell County main library in Lenoir.

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOne of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Hours

Our market season is from March 15 to November 29.

  • Saturday
    7:00am — 12:00pm
Bakersville Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bakersville Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownIn Historic Downtown Bakersville our market provides a venue for purveyors of locally produced goods. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and handmade goods can be found throughout our season. Join us on Saturday mornings and be local by shopping local!

 

Hours

Our market season is from May 24, 2014 to October 26, 2013.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm

 

 

Downtown Asheville City Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Asheville City Market

Asheville City Market

https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleCityMarket

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

1209 AppalachiangrownHaywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, mid-Aril thru mid-December. Winter market functions the beginning of November through mid-December, 9 a.m. until Noon. (Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken, quail, duck), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, and birdhouses, feeders, and other items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Kid’s Market teaches youngsters where their food originates, offers market activities, and promotes healthy food habits.

For information, call Elizabeth Ure, Market Manager, at 828-550-4774.

Hours

Our market season is from April 26, 2014 to December 14, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Mills River Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownLocal farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

North Asheville Tailgate Market

Saturdays from 8 AM until Noon

Directions

The Market is at the UNCA campus on the lower level of the two-level parking lot “C” just southeast of Owen Hall.

From the UNCA Main Entrance on WT Weaver Blvd. Go up the hill from the rotary and take the first right.

Click here for a campus map.


Visit the market for an incredible local shopping experience in Western North Carolina. The market is Asheville’s oldest  producer only farmers’ market and in it’s 32nd year of operation with over 40 vendors selling locally produced products.  Seasonally at the market you will find a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. The market offers an amazing assortment of produce, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, artisan brick oven baked breads, artisan cheeses, fresh organic pasta, a fabulous selection of baked goods, bedding and native plants, honey, farm fresh eggs as well as natural raised fish and meats. Such meats that can be found at the market include lamb, chicken, goat, pork, beef, rabbit and trout. You will find some of the areas most talented crafters carrying on our Appalachian Heritage and Traditions through their artwork.

 

Transylvania Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Transylvania Farmers Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 19 through December 20, 2014.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

498 AppalachiangrownThe Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Amazing Obstacle Challenge
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

Amazing Obstacle Challenge

New this year, The Amazing Obstacle Challenge will sprawl across 550 privately

owned acres of unsurpassed beauty and uncompromising excellence at Camp

Rockmont, located on the former site of Black Mountain College. The diverse

terrain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina hosts an ideal balance of rugged

mountainous terrain and level bottom land which includes a 20 acre private Lake Eden,

four athletic fields and a gymnasium surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest

wilderness.

The Amazing Obstacle Challenge events are family-focused so plan to bring yours and

spend the day. We offer two courses, one for adults, and one for kids. Both courses come

with adventure and thrills, new peaks of achievement, and a place to discover the joys of

youth (at all ages). There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy, so even non-racing spectators

are encouraged to come!

Costs:

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC

http://idaph.net/events/amazing-obstacle-challenge/

Asheville Humane Society : Pooch Essentials Class
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Asheville Humane Society :

Pooch Essentials Class

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9 – 10  AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail us with any questions at [email protected].

Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 761-2001

http://www.ashevillehumane.org/asheville-humane-society.php

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOur market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownOur market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014.

  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm
Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownLocal grower market in the municipal parking lot with easy, accessible parking. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, hormone-free meats, plants, flowers, soaps, goat cheese, and baked goods.

Hours

Our market season is from May 13, 2014 to December 16, 2014.

  • Tuesday
    3:00pm — 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm
Kid’s Amazing Obstacle Challenge
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

Kid’s Amazing Obstacle Challenge

The Amazing Obstacle Challenge presented by Buncombe County Schools at Camp

Rockmont kid’s obstacle course is made that much more fun with Halloween dress

up encouraged, costume contests, and team events too!Learn more about the Kid’s

Amazing Obstacle Challenge in Black Mountain this October!

Beginner 9 & under | Intermediate 10-12 & novice 12-15 | Advanced 12-15 &

experienced younger

Cost:

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC

http://idaph.net/events/carolina-kids-multisport-series/amazing-obstacle-challenge/

Leicester Farmers Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Super Saturday @ UNCA : Logic in Fun & Fun in Logic
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Logic in Fun & Fun in Logic

9:00-10:20 | Grades 5-8 | Materials fee:  none
Explore the foundation of reasoning in this logic safari, and discover how to construct good arguments!  Be on your toes and detect a stinky argument from a mile away.  Determine which arguments are airtight and which ones have holes.  Learn to show clearly what you mean and what you don’t.  Be a fallacy detective and find the faulty reasoning in many popular advertisements!  Discover why we should think before buying something, even though a celebrity says we should get it.  We’ll explore basic logic tools that are useful every day.  Through fun group activities, logic will come to life!  (Team-taught by UNC Asheville students in the Introduction to Logic course.  Advisors:  Peter Furlong, Ph.D., Philosophy; and Keya Maitra, Ph.D., Philosophy, UNC Asheville Philosophy department)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture

9:00-10:20 | Grades 3-5
10:30-11:50 | Grades 6-8
Materials fee:  $5

nǐhǎo!  你好!  Hello!  Dive into the world of Chinese language.  Explore the unique sound system and famed writing (Chinese characters) of the most spoken language on earth, which has more than a billion native speakers!  Through games and activities, we’ll learn the basics of pronunciation, writing, and grammar.  For example:  Chinese is a tonal language… what does that mean?  How do we read Chinese characters?  Is there an alphabet?  By the end of the class, you’ll be familiar with some of Mandarin Chinese’s most unique characteristics and be able to introduce yourselves and play games, all in Chinese.  iáiwánba!  来玩吧!  Come play!  (CJ O’Reilly, ESL teacher, HSK Chinese Language Level 5)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Movie Making & Animation
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Movie Making & Animation

9:00-10:20 – Robot Animation
10:30-11:50 – LEGO Animation
Grades 5-8 | Materials fee: $10

Learn the process of stop-motion animation and create your own movies using Windows Movie Maker.  Shoot images, add sounds, edit, and bring your robot or LEGO creations to life!  You can make your own movie or work with a partner.  LEGO class begins with creating characters and settings.  Robot class begins with building tin can and magnet robots.  This course is designed for beginners and for those with some experience, too!  All LEGO and robot building materials provided.  Additional animation supplies also available (clay, paper, whiteboards).  Students must bring their own point and shoot digital camera, USB cord, and flash drive to each class. (Lisa Smith, M.A., Film Production)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Physics is All Around Us!
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Physics is All Around Us!

9:00-10:20 | Grades 6-8 | Materials fee: $5
Physics:  it’s in your video games, on your school bus, behind the piano, and even in the refrigerator.  Physics is just waiting to explain hidden mysteries and neat tricks!  We’ll study the physics in music, Olympic sports, roller coasters, Hollywood special effects, rocketry, vacuums, cooking, and more.  We’ll experiment, model, and explore physics all around us!  (Team-taught by UNC Asheville Society of Physics students.  Advisors:  James Perkins, Ph.D., Physics; and Randy Booker, Ph.D., Physics, UNC Asheville Physics department)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Robots!
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Robots!

9:00-10:20 | Grades 3-5
10:30-11:50 | Grades 6-8
Materials fee:  $2

Learn programming skills and make your robot perform creative tasks ranging from simple to complex.  Under control of custom programs that YOU create, the robot senses the world around it, makes decisions, and navigates all by itself.  You’ll also go robot-to-robot in a mini-competition.  Get ready for hands-on robot fun!  No experience necessary; this is a user-friendly introduction to robotics.  Students must bring their own flash drive to each class.  The robot used is the Scribbler 2 by Parallax.  (Lisa Sellers, B.S., Computer Science)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Scenic Painting for the Theatre
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Scenic Painting for the Theatre

9:00-10:20 | Grades 6-8
10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-5
Materials fee:  $4

Scenic painters are artists who work in film, stage, and television, who create and paint lifelike sets and backgrounds.  In this class you’ll work in the theatre and lab and learn the basics of scenic painting techniques, including color, tone, and texture. Scenic painting is a skill that brings together the visual and performing arts.  Learn how to paint interesting visual effects, such as turning a block of wood into a rock, a rock into a cloud, and more!  This class is all about having fun and experimenting. You must wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get paint stains.  (Team taught by UNC Asheville USITT Drama Club students.  Advisor:  Robert Bowen, M.F.A., Theatre Design/Technology, UNC Asheville Drama department)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Terrific Trees
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Terrific Trees

9:00-10:20, 10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-5 | Materials fee: $7
Come explore the magnificent world of the largest plants on earth!  Learn about trees and their important connections to our lives and the environment.  We’ll go outside to investigate our leafy neighbors, and explore the topics of biodiversity, habitats, photosynthesis, decomposition, and more.  Conduct experiments using tree leaves and roots, and search for living things that depend on trees for survival.  You’ll “adopt” your own tree outside and note changes over time.  You’ll also receive tree “cookies” and learn to determine a tree’s age and possible damages it might have experienced.  Document your findings in a journal that you create!  We’ll also get creative with art and writing.  We’ll spend time outdoors, so dress for the weather.  (Kay Lowe, B.A., Elementary Education)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Theatre Arts
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Theatre Arts

9:00-10:20 | Grades 5-8 | Materials fee: $2
Sharpen your communication skills and creativity through theatre arts!  Improvisation, group games, and movement and acting exercises will allow us to learn important theatre performance concepts in a welcoming group setting.  Learn stage directions, projection, and other theatre basics.  Become more aware of yourself and the space around you while having a great time!  No experience necessary, just an open mind and willingness to try!  Wear comfortable clothing.  (Erinn Hartley, B.A., Theatre & English)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Top Secret: For Spy Eyes Only
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Top Secret:  For Spy Eyes Only

9:00-10:20, 10:30-11:50 | Grades 4-6 | Materials fee: $10
Do you have what it takes to be a top-secret spy?  Discover the hidden world of spies and test your own spy skills in this hands-on class!  We’ll learn some great spy stories of the past, break codes, learn the art of disguise, develop cover identities, and get spy IDs.  We’ll also create gadgets such as security alarms, cyber wheels, secret caches, rear-vision glasses, and more.  (Cassandra Love, B.S. Ed., curriculum consultant and developer)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Video Game Design
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Video Game Design

9:00-10:20 | Grades 6-8
10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-5
Materials fee: none

Learn how to design video games using Scratch – a fun and easy-to-learn program for creating your own games, interactive stories, and animations!  You’ll learn the fundamentals of computer programming and coding while designing your own game world and filling it characters that you can interact with.  Scratch also has an online community and your finished projects can be shared with people from all over the world.  Beginners welcome!  Bring a USB memory stick to each class.  See http://vimeo.com/65583694 to check out the possibilities.  (Ian Riddell, B.F.A., Performing Arts Theatre)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA : Chess Adventures
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA :

Chess Adventures – Beginning

9:00-10:20 | Grades 3-8 | Materials fee: none
Are you ready to enter the fun and exciting mental battlefield of chess? We’ll explore all of the amazing moves, strategies, and tactics in this ancient “Game of Kings.”  We’ll learn castling, en passant, checkmate and stalemate, checkmate patterns, opening and endgame strategies, and more!  There will also be time during class to play chess with your classmates.  This class is for beginners or for those who know how the pieces move but are not very experienced with chess.  (Bruce Roth, chess teacher since 1997, has taught more than 1000 students how to play chess)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA : Cinderella Stories from Around the World
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA :

Cinderella Stories from Around the World

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Cinderella Stories from Around the World

9:00-10:20 | Grades 3-5 | Materials fee:  $10
While many people are familiar with the Disney movie “Cinderella,” similar stories have been told in various forms around the world since the days of ancient Egypt!  In many versions, the “Cinderella” character is resourceful and independent.  Join us as we learn about Cinderella tales from China, India, Egypt, France, the American South, and Canada.  We’ll make crafts and do projects related to the stories and their cultures, including rag weavings, jeweled necklaces, hieroglyphic name plates, and more.  We’ll celebrate with a costumed “Royal Tea Party” during the last class!  Together we’ll look at the differences and similarities in these wonderful folktales while having lots of cultural creative fun!  (Wendy West, B.A. English, Homeschool Instructor)

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA : Gasshuku: Discover Martial Arts
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA : Gasshuku:  Discover Martial Arts

9:00-10:20, 10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-8 | Materials fee: uniform $20 (optional)
Gasshuku is an intensive martial arts experience that packs a lot of training into a short time. You’ll learn different martial arts styles and gain exposure to their cultures, including China, Korea, Japan, and Brazil. You’ll learn about personal safety skills, the excitement of competition, and martial arts in the International Olympics. Styles covered include Karate, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Ju-Jitsu, and more. Class includes historical storytelling relating to life lessons for today. Wear comfortable clothing.  Recommended but optional: martial arts uniform, $20. (Hanshi C.D. Wilcox, Ph.D., 9th Dan; Shihan Jeff Rhodes, 2010 USA Karate National Champion and 2011 Ju-Jitsu National Champion, 5th Dan; CMA-USA staff)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-courses

Asheville Humane Society : Feline Fundamentals Class
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Asheville Humane Society :

Feline Fundamentals Class

Saturday, October 25, 2014

10 – 11 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Orientation Center or e-mail us with any questions at [email protected].

Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 761-2001

http://www.ashevillehumane.org/asheville-humane-society.php

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Icky Sticky Fun Biology
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Icky Sticky Fun Biology

10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-6 | Materials fee: $5
Explore the foundations of biology! This class introduces concepts in cell biology, botany, zoology, genetics, neuroscience, evolution, stream ecology, and physiology. Fieldwork includes visiting a stream to look for aquatic insects and examining plants in the forest. We’ll see animal bones, learn about how brains work, build cells, and more. Warning: there will definitely be some ickyness and stickyness, so be prepared! (Team-taught by Dan Mele, Katie Wolcott, and UNC Asheville Missing Links Biology Club students. Advisor: Jennifer Rhode-Ward, Ph.D., Marine Science/Biological Sciences, UNC Asheville Biology department)

Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8.  We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences.  We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.

Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning.  If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!

Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather):  Nov. 22
Class times:  9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Important Dates

Sep. 20:  scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3:  mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5:  online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11:  first day of classes
Oct. 15:  deadline for any class changes

https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program