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.

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Nov 1 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.

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze
Nov 1 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

Caldwell County Farmers Market
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Downtown Asheville City Market
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Asheville City Market

Asheville City Market

https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleCityMarket

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Nov 1 @ 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
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Chimney Rock Park : Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Chimney Rock Park :

Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop
Dates: Nov 1st – Nov 2nd
Time: 8:30am-4pm
Cost: Day 1: $90 or $65 Annual Passholders; Day 2 (with sunrise?): $100 or $75 Passholders; Both days: $170 or $135 for Passholders *Save $5 per day off full price if you register by Sept. 30!
Capture vibrant fall foliage, a 404-foot waterfall and up to 75-mile views with your camera at near-peak colors. It’s one of the region’s most affordable workshops. Led by pro photographer Jeff Miller, these two one-day workshops are tailored to individual experience, with more advanced concepts on day two. Topics include wide-angle, telephoto, macro and intimate landscapes; composition, inspiration, post-processing, critique and sharing your photos. Mr. Miller is an award-winning photographer published in regional, state and national publications with work exhibited throughout N.C. Cost includes an Annual Pass (for non-Passholders) and lunch each day. Visit mountainlens.com to see Jeff’s online gallery.

Chimney Rock Park

431 Main St

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-9611

http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

Yancey County Farmers Market
Nov 1 @ 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
Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Nov 1 @ 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
Leicester Farmers Market
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Super Saturday @ UNCA : Logic in Fun & Fun in Logic
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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!
Nov 1 @ 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!
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Icky Sticky Fun Biology
Nov 1 @ 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

Super Saturday @ UNCA : Theatre Technology
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Theatre Technology

10:30-11:50 | Grades 4-8 | Materials fee:  $4
Learn how the backstage portion of a theatrical production is run!  We’ll work in the theatre and cover the basics such as sound, lights, props, sets, costumes, and makeup (from fairies to aliens)!  Build your own prop, make a set design, learn sound mixing and costume design, see how theatrical lighting works, and more!  You’ll get some cool makeup special effect scars and cuts, too.  This class will give you many hand-made projects.  You must wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get some dirt or makeup on them.  (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 : Vikings: Pirates from the Norseland
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Vikings:  Pirates from the Norseland

10:30-11:50 | Grades 5-8 | Materials fee: $10
Did you know that Vikings tenderized meat by putting it under their saddle before a long ride, or that they were so strong they carried their ships over land?  Learn about the culture and exploits of these amazing warriors of the sea!  In this exciting class we’ll study the Runic alphabet, create a map of Asgard and the Nine Realms, learn about Norse Mythology, create Viking weaponry, make a model Longboat, re-enact an actual battle, and more!  (Wendy West, B.A. English, Homeschool Instructor)

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 : Youth Acting
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday @ UNCA :

Youth Acting

10:30-11:50 | Grades 6-8 | Materials fee:  $2
Do you love performing, and want to sharpen your skills?  This class is for students who are already familiar with basic theatre performance concepts and want to further their craft.  Class will focus on stage presence, vocal technique, character development, and movement.  Students will learn a variety of different acting techniques and approaches, and will make friends in the process!  Come with an open mind, and be sure to 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 Class @ UNCA : Chess Adventures – Intermediate
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Super Saturday Class @ UNCA :

Chess Adventures – Intermediate

10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-8 | Materials fee: none
How can you queen that pawn?  How can you unleash overpowering tactics against your opponents?  How can you turn a loss into a draw?  You’ll study more advanced techniques in the opening, middle game, and endgame.  We’ll analyze games and positions as a group and in small groups to sharpen our tactics and increase our “chess visualization.”  There will also be time during class to play chess with your classmates.  This class is for those who have previously taken chess, or who have tournament experience, or who feel they are moderately proficient at the game.  (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

Montford Rec Center : Table Tennis
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Montford Rec Center : Table Tennis

Saturdays

11-2

FREE!

Montford Rec Center

34 Pearson Dr

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 253-3714

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Portals/0/city-documents/parks/pdf/montford_adult.05.15.14.pdf

Pisgah Brewing Company : Bookwalter Binge – Gran FondoBike Race!
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm

Pisgah Brewing Company : Bookwalter Binge – Gran FondoBike Race!

Pisgah Brewing Company

150 Eastside Drive

Black Mountain, NC

28711

Phone 828.669.0190

http://www.pisgahbrewing.com

WCU Catamounts Football vs. Chattanooga
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm

Western Carolina University

WCU Catamounts Football vs. Chattanooga *

Sat., Nov. 1 Cullowhee, N.C. 2:00 p.m.

Western Carolina University

1 University Way

Cullowhee, NC 28723

(828) 227-7211

http://www.wcu.edu/

Malaprop’s : ALENA HENNESSY presents THE PAINTING WORKBOOK
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Malaprop’s :

ALENA HENNESSY presents THE PAINTING WORKBOOK

11/01/2014 7:00 pm

Order Alena’s new book from us and you’ll receive a signed limited edition print with the book!

 

Join us for a mini painting workshop.  (No reservations necessary. There will be a suggested donation to cover materials.)

 

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

http://www.malaprops.com

Hendersonville Little Theatre : Sylvia
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm


Hendersonville Little Theatre :

Sylvia

Sylvia-285x300 By A. R. Gurney

Show Dates: October 17-19, 23-26, 30-Nov. 2, 2014
Director: Bob Reece

A Comedy

When Greg brings home a stray dog named Sylvia (play by a woman) his wife Kate, beginning to feel their long-time marriage is being neglected, resents her.  What is to become of man’s best friend and the bone thrown between both of her masters’ relationships?  A fun, touching, romantic-comedy that searches for a balance of compromise.

 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays:   7:30 p.m. (Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m.)

 

Sundays: 2:00 p.m. (Box Office Opens 1:00 p.m.)

1025 State St

Hendersonville, NC

28739

(828) 692-1082

http://hendersonvillelittletheater.org/

Jack of the Wood : SIRIUS B.
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm

Jack of the Wood :

SIRIUS B.

Saturday November 1st

9 p.m.

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC

28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

The Grey Eagle : James McMurtry
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Grey Eagle :

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Nov 1 Sat
8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only. 9pm
$17 ADV / $20 day of show

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC

28801

http://thegreyeagle.com/

The Odditorium : PBR SPONSORS: Day of the Dead w/ Zombie Queen, The Blots
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Odditorium :

PBR SPONSORS: Day of the Dead w/ Zombie Queen, The Blots

Nov 1

Face Painting

9 PM // $5

The Odditorium

1045 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-9299

http://ashevilleodditorium.com/

The Orange Peel : The Polish Ambassador with Liminus plus Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo & Wildlight
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel :Pushing Through The Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour featuring The Polish Ambassador with Liminus
plus Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo & Wildlight

Nov 1 Sat
Main Room
Ages 18+
Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 9:00pm
Tickets: $17 advance / $20 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Nov
2
Sun
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Nov 2 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.