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Asheville Science Tavern

  • June 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015
  • Address: 20 South Spruce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Pack's Tavern
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday

Eat, drink, meet and greet with fellow science lovers, then join a scientist for a brief talk and discussion about science. THIS MONTH: Climate scientist Rob Young presents: "The Crisis over climate change and rising seas: America's complete political failure to adapt or mitigate." For more info, go to Meetup.com and search for "Asheville Science Tavern." Pack's Tavern, South Bar, first Sunday of every month. Eat and greet at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. A five dollar fee (two fo...

BaconFest Asheville

  • August 30, 2014
  • Location: Highland Brewing Company
  • Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Highland Brewing Company

After selling out the 2013 inaugural event in less than two weeks, 105.9 the Mountain (WTMT) invites our community to go hog wild again as the Mountain presents the 2nd-Annual BaconFest Asheville being held in the outdoor meadow at Highland Brewing on Saturday, August 30th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Last year's event featured over 20 local restaurants showcasing their most unique pork creations, both sweet and savory, from classic BBQ and good old-fashioned bacon to pork-belly dishes, bacon-inspi...

Blossman BBQ & Country Fest

  • September 27, 2014
  • Location: Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service Asheville Store
  • Address: 170 Sweeten Creek Road, , NC 28803

Come to the grand reopening of the Asheville Blossman Propane Gas store at the retro-style Sweeten Creek location. Fun for the entire family. KISS Country live remote 12-2 p.m.; live music by country band Deep River (www.reverbnation.com/deepriver) 2-4 p.m.; 99.9 Doc Brown's BBQ food truck available 12-5 p.m., with 15% of proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels; fun activities for the kids. Prizes and gifts for all! Blossman's All Propane Green Home is featured on-site.

Cooking Class

Chef Fleer returns to the roots of his passion for cooking, a college semester spent in Italy and the memories of growing up around the family table. John and his sixth-grade son will be your guide through a summer Italian family menu to be served at the end of the class by the children to their parents. Menu items will include Summer Farmer’s Market Panzanella, Hand Rolled Pasta with Brick Oven Tomato Sauce and Meatballs, and Roasted Peaches and Mascarpone Cheese. Reservation deadline is ...

LEAF's 4th-Annual Benefit of Culture: A Pirate Party Hullabaloo!

This pirate-themed evening of music, food, drinks, and fun will benefit six youth arts-education programs locally and globally. LEAF is at the forefront of bringing multicultural experiences and arts education to Asheville and Buncombe County, through the twice-annual LEAF Festival, Benefit of Culture, other special events, and its two main arts outreach programs: LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International. A pirate costume contest, silent auction, two live bands, and performing artists a...

Paint+Mingle at the West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen (the WALK)

Instructor-led paint class at the WALK in West Asheville. Paint on canvas while you sip the latest beer on tap or have a glass of wine. Great options for snacks on the WALK's superior menu. No art skills required…we promise. We provide all art supplies. Sign up on our website: www.paintandmingle.com, click on calendar, then Aug. 1. We will be painting the Wine Bottles and Glasses painting you see in the photo on Aug. 1. Where else but Asheville can you drink beer and paint at a cool resta...

SWEET

  • August 22, 2014
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Grove Arcade

SWEET is the place to be on Friday evening, August 22 from 8-10 p.m. before the Grand Tasting on Saturday, August 23. Enjoy dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Asheville, but save room for an evening of toothsome confections and sips at the historic Grove Arcade in downtown. Local bakers, chocolatiers, pâtissiers, wine vendors, brewers and distillers will line the corridors of this architectural wonder. The shops of the Grove Arcade will stay open late, giving you the opport...

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...

2014 Asheville Wine & Food Festival

  • August 21, 2014 - August 23, 2014
  • Location: US Cellular Center
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

A vibrant restaurant, brewery, wine, spirits, and boundless downtown scene have placed Asheville in the national spotlight time and again. Underground supper clubs, James Beard-nominated chefs, nationally recognized distilleries, and boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is the culinary destination. And there's no better opportunity to sample it all in one place than during the 6th annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 21-23 at the US Cellular Center ...

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