Calendar Of Events

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Kids Fishing Tournament @ Lake Julian Park
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Fishing Tournament @ Lake Julian Park  | Arden | North Carolina | United States

Lake Julian has an abundance of bass, catfish, brim, crappie and imported Tilapia. Because Lake Julian is used as a cooling agent for Progress Energy the lake is “thermal.” Some of the best fishing occurs from October through March.

Anglers may fish from the shore, from privately owned fishing boats (electric motor only) or from Jon boats that are available for rent (fishermen provide their own electric boat motor). A boat launch is also available for private fishing boats. There is a daily or annual fee to use the boat launch. A North Carolina Fishing License and a local lake permit is required.

A North Carolina fishing license is required in all Buncombe County Rivers and Lakes.

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit @ North Carolina Arboretum
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wicked Plants: The Exhibit @ North Carolina Arboretum  | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

On exhibit September 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018, inside the Baker Exhibit Center, The North Carolina Arboretum’s popular, one-of-a-kind traveling exhibit,Wicked Plants, returns to the Arboretum this fall! Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best selling book “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities,” this fun-filled, family-friendly exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most harmful plants and diabolical botanicals.

Featuring more than 100 plants and thrilling two- and three-dimensional interactives, Wicked Plants is set inside a Victorian-era ramshackle home where visitors migrate from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in one’s own home or backyard. By incorporating history, storytelling and science, Wicked Plants provides visitors with a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.

Winged Wonders: Step into the world of Butterflies @ Western North Carolina Arboretum
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winged Wonders: Step into the world of Butterflies @ Western North Carolina Arboretum  | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

See the miracle of metamorphosis before your very eyes. On display May 13 – October 29, inside the Baker Exhibit Center Greenhouse, Winged Wonders is an indoor butterfly exhibit featuring a chrysalis-rearing chamber and a walk-through butterfly house where visitors can meet a whole host of local butterfly species, including monarchs, swallowtails and more.

Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk @ Downtown Hendersonville
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Bearfootin' Public Art Walk @ Downtown Hendersonville

Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk is an annual tradition that brings custom designed bear statutes to the streets of downtown Hendersonville. On October 21 the bears go up for auction with the proceeds going to local non-profit organizations. Main St., Hendersonville, 828-233-3205.

Carolina Guitar Show @ Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carolina Guitar Show @ Western North Carolina Agricultural Center  | Fletcher | North Carolina | United States

Ticket Prices: SAT $10 SUN $8 2DAY Special: $15 $1.00 OFF w/instrument or amp at the door

A one-of-a-kind opportunity for buying, selling and trading of musical instruments and related items.
Hundreds of Dealers & collectors, Thousands of electric and acoustic guitars, basses, banjos, amps, strings, straps,
pedals and effects.
NEW, OLD, VINTAGE AND USED
Talk with top dealers from all over the country.
Open Studio Tour of Henderson County @ Hendersonville
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open Studio Tour of Henderson County @ Hendersonville | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

More than 50 artists in 30+ fine art and fine craft studios participate each year in the Open Studio Tour of Henderson County. The free event is a self-guided and self-driving tour that takes visitors into the gorgeous nooks and crannies of our Western North Carolina mountains to meet our community’s talented artists.

The annual event, sponsored by the Art League of Henderson County, showcases the work of local artists in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber and metal arts, woodworking, and glass. The Open Studio Tour is an opportunity for artists and craftsmen to bring their work to a new audience of art enthusiasts eager to interact with the creators. Artists retain 100% of proceeds from sales made during the event. All Henderson County artists are invited to participate in the Open Studio Tour. Artists without a working studio or are in an accessibility-challenged location are welcome to join several host studios with space for guests.

The Open Studio Tour of Henderson County raises public awareness of the practicing and accomplished artists in the community. In addition to enhancing the cultural image of Henderson County, the Tour boosts the local economy through the arts – more than 30% of attendees, many who return year after year, visit from outside the county. Money is also raised by a Preview Party and art raffle to benefit the Backpack Program in Henderson County the Thursday before the Open Studio Tour weekend as part of Downtown Hendersonville’s free concert series on Main Street, Rhythm & Brews.

Afternoon Tea with Llamas @ Cradle of Forestry
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea with Llamas @ Cradle of Forestry  | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

Meet these llamas, fascinating pack animals, each with their own “personality.” Guided walks follow a 2-mile paved trail along the Forest Festival and Forest Discovery Trail. Presented by Challenge Adventures.

Walks begin at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Llamas And Challenge Adventures:

Begun in 1989, Challenge Adventures creates adventures for youth and organizations focusing on the environment, youth therapy and empowerment.

Why llamas? “Llamas are gentle animals with a strong social structure. Each llama has a unique role in the herd and the herd itself provides a vivid living metaphor that CA therapists use to teach lessons about cooperation and teamwork. The llama also provides a projective device… participants frequently project their own identity, wishes and motivations onto their llama.” On their website you can read the bios of each llama.

More Info:

During this walk learn about special traits llamas have for the trail. You have the chance to take turns leading a llama.  Your lunch & snacks are carried for you while ice tea is provided. Please pack your lunch.

Event entrance is $5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth. Includes entrance to the site’s trails, exhibits, gift shop, and any special tours offered that day.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz Book
Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

Happiness is…this charming musical featuring the beloved Charles M. Shulz Peanuts gang. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder…and yes Snoopy too!  A delight for the whole family.

Amadeus: Starring Million Dollar Quartet’s Nat Zegree @ Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Amadeus: Starring Million Dollar Quartet's Nat Zegree @ Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage

Nat Zegree, Jerry Lee Lewis from last year’s hit smash Million Dollar Quartet,  returns to Flat Rock Playhouse to star as one of the original bad boys of popular music… Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz Book
Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

Happiness is…this charming musical featuring the beloved Charles M. Shulz Peanuts gang. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder…and yes Snoopy too!  A delight for the whole family.