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Delta Spirit

Acclaimed San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit add fall dates to their extensive nationwide tour celebrating the release of their anticipated album Into the Wide, due September 9 via Dualtone Records. Keeping an eye toward the live experience is always essential to the band. “We just want the songs to be as epic and meaningful as possible when we play them in front of people, which is the be-all and end-all for us as a band,” says Matt Vasquez (vocals, guitar).

Blue Ridge Parkway After-Hours Hike

  • September 4, 2014
  • Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Parkway After Hours Hike “Finding Fall Fruits” Join Parkway rangers at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 4th for an easy to moderate evening hike on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near Asheville to explore how May flowers lead to a fascinating variety of fall fruits. Turn off the Parkway at Ox Creek Road (Milepost 375.6) and drive a short distance to meet where the trail crosses the road. Park in the dirt pulloffs along the road. Bring water, good walking shoes, and be prepar...

Feasting for FEAST 2014

  • September 4, 2014
  • Location: The Pillar
  • Address: 46 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Join chef John Fleer from Rhubarb as he showcases samples from his award-winning menu at the 4th annual Feasting for FEAST event. This year’s fundraiser will include a selection of Biltmore wine, a collaborative beer from Oyster House Brewing Company and Riverbend Malt House and will be hosted by Asheville’s local celebrities Augusta Wind and Earlene Hooch.

Live Music Thursday with David Allen Buckner

Recognized by Nashville Song Writer’s Association as a “new artist to watch”, Asheville native David Allen Buckner is returning from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Before he moves to Nashville to further his music career, Buckner will be performing at The Renaissance Asheville!

Art and Music Converge - Pan Harmonia at the Haen Gallery

  • September 5, 2014
  • Location: The Haen Gallery
  • Address: 200 King Street, Brevard, NC 28712

Art and Music Converge These sublime concerts in the Haen galleries include wine and cheese at 6:30, followed by music at 7:15. Tickets are $24 in advance / $26 at the door / $8 Students Friday, September 5, 6:30 PM - Haen Gallery Concert 200 King Street, Brevard Monday, September 8, 6:30 PM - Haen Gallery Concert 52 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville Kate Steinbeck, flute • Fred Lemmons, clarinet • Amy Brucksch, guitar

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week

  • September 5, 2014
  • Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week “A Room With A View” Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, September 5th for a for a moderate, 2-mile round trip hike to the top of Little Bald Mountain above the Pisgah Inn. Come learn about the rich history of this area and take in the fantastic views. Meet at the north end of the Pisgah Inn parking area, at the Buck Spring Trailhead (Milepost 408.5). Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather. For more ...

Magic Drinks: Super Natural Sodas & Fermented Brews With Marc Williams

  • September 5, 2014
  • Location: Warren Wilson College - The Garden Cabin
  • Address: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Explore the nourishing super tonics from around the world and learn to make them easily at home for refreshment and health. We’ll cover Kombucha, Jun, Water Kefir, Beet Kvass and natural sodas. These probiotic-rich and nutrient-dense super foods make delicious drinks that bridge the worlds of food and medicine. Half-day workshop will include hands-on, lecture, plant walk, and tasting craft beverages.

Speaking of Nature: Place-Based Creative Writing With Janisse Ray

  • September 5, 2014
  • Location: Warren Wilson College - The Pavilion
  • Address: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Only by telling our stories will we create a new era of the human. One in which we all lead sustainable and meaningful lives. If you are a lover of food and nature, a farmer with a literary bent, in the likes of Gene Logsdon or David Kline, or if you want to acquire more skills to spiff up your garden blog, this is the workshop for you. Join Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Seed Underground, to explore ideas of nature, place, community, and sustainability. In a satisfyin...

Wild Abundance: Reliance on the Foods Around Us with Natalie Bogwalker

  • September 5, 2014
  • Location: Warren Wilson College - The Garden Cabin
  • Address: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Any two half-day classes for $65 (by 7/15) or $70 (by 9/1) The Southern Appalachians are the most bio-diverse area in the continental U.S. Wild-plant communities thrive around us. Learn to identify, harvest, prepare, and preserve wild foods and reclaim the hunter and gatherer within. Deepen your love affair with the natural world through berry-delicious delicacies, wild plant salads and pestos, winter stews from harvested ingredients, and much more. Join Natalie as she shares skills that are not...

Wild Mushrooms, A Magical Mystery Tour with Alan Muskat

  • September 5, 2014
  • Location: Warren Wilson College - The Garden Cabin
  • Address: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Join America's troubadour of the toadstool on a quest for the edible and incredible wild mushroom. On this woodland shopping spree, you'll begin to learn how to safely identify, appreciate, and maybe even eat nature's "extreme cuisine." Can mushrooms really prevent and cure cancer? Aren’t most mushrooms only edible ONCE? Enjoy a lesson in "find dining" as Asheville's stand-up mycomedian separates fungal fact from fiction. The walk will be short and easy; all ages welco...

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