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THE ECO ISSUE THE LORD’S ACRE HARVESTS A LOCAL BOUNTY

BIMBERIBON’S RECIPE FOR SPRING STRAWBERRIES

ECHOVIEW FIBER MILL & FARM


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APRIL 2018 PUBLISHER

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Lifestyle Letter WE'VE THEMED THIS ISSUE AROUND SUSTAINABILITY. Call it "eco" or "green" if you like, but Asheville has a history of sustainability, both environmen-

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tally and socially, stretching back in history to a time far before those buzzwords

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and resources we are surrounded by daily. Some of Asheville's earliest notoriety came as a place to get "pure healing air" and a reprieve from the hectic lifestyle of larger cities. Similarly, today we're known as an enclave of wellness, creativity and progressive thinking on matters of environmental and social sustainability. Being ahead of the curve on the "eco" lifestyle will continue to make Asheville a national gem and draw more people here, a trend which we're excited to participate in. Our Best to You and Yours,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2018

FEATURES 14 A Bountiful Harvest The Lord’s Acre Gives Back in More Ways Than One

18 Coming Home to Roost Echoview Farm & Fiber Mill’s Past, Present and Future

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26 Strawberry Sweets Forever BimBeriBon Captures the Season with a Thai Basil Mochi Cake

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

22 Open House 26 Culinary Creations 28 Driver’s Notebook 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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2018 Fed Cup The Fed Cup first-round tie between the U.S. and The Netherlands culminated with a U.S. win at the U.S. Cellular Center this spring. A Net Generation Kids' Clinic held ahead of the event brought local kids in touch with tennis stars.  

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1. Asheville local Leeda “Lyric” Jones performs the US National Anthem at the 2018 Fed Cup (USTA). | 2. Kids learned from the pros at the Net Generation Kids’ Clinic (Ashley Marshall/USTA). | 3. Everyone warmed up at the kid’s clinic before the match (Ashley Marshall/USTA). | 4. Katrina Adams, USTA President, Chairman and CEO poses with Esther Manheimer, Mayor of Asheville, Gwen Wisler, the vice mayor of Asheville, Kelly Gaines and Jeff Morrison during a presentation at the 2018 Fed Cup (USTA). | 5. The US Team during the Draw Ceremony at the 2018 Fed Cup (USTA). | 6. Team USA fans cheer during the match between Venus Williams and Richel Hogenkamp at the 2018 Fed Cup (USTA).

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AROUND TOWN

A collaborative effort by artists at the Zeis Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Clinic titled “Garden at Ground Level.”

GROVEWOOD GALLERY HOSTS SPRING AWAKENING

the museum’s interactive exhibits for your 4-10 year old to have a blast! Parents can slip away for a couple, uninterrupted hours of romance while the little ones expand their

On April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville

minds. Kids and parents alike will have a night to remem-

will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhi-

ber! This month's event takes place on Friday, April 13.

bition to benefit Arts For Life, an Asheville-based non-

Night at the Museum costs $12 for members of AMOS

profit that provides pediatric patients and their families

and $15 for non-members. Registration information can

with arts education and engagement opportunities. An

be found at AshevilleScience.org/Events.

opening reception, sponsored by The Hop Ice Cream Café, will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 2-5pm and feature live music by the Haw Creek Sweet Hots,

INAUGURAL HI-WIRE BREWING COMPANY 8K

refreshments, and craft activities for kids. The exhibit

Fans of local brewery run clubs who are ready

will showcase spring-themed works of art created by

to take their jog up a notch can do so with the

pediatric patients in the Arts For Life educational art

Inaugural Hi-Wire Brewing Company 8K. On April 14,

programs. All artwork will be available for sale, and 100%

runners will begin at the South Slope Hi-Wire location,

of proceeds will benefit Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery

threading their way through eight downhill kilometers

will also donate 10% of all regular gallery sales from the

of downtown streets to arrive at the Biltmore Village

exhibition’s opening day. Arts For Life’s  educational art

Big Top Brewery. There they'll celebrate and cool down

programs decrease patient stress and anxiety, keep

with pints of beer (and beer specials all afternoon), live

patients active and engaged, and help families cope with

music from 10 AM to 2 PM, an array of food trucks and

the realities of illness during the most difficult times of

lawn games. Every Hi-Wire 8K finisher earns a souve-

their lives. They turn hospital rooms into artist studios,

nir pilsner glass to commemorate their achievement.

where children can focus on building a mosaic tile, writ-

This glass is no boring pint glass: it features a thick

ing a poem, or crafting a song—not on the pricks, pokes,

base with flared sides that you'll actually want to keep.

and treatments they’re about to receive. Since 2001, Arts

For the event, Hi-Wire is partnering with the Blue

For Life has delivered top-notch art, music, and creative

Ridge Rollergirls, Asheville's first all-female, flat track

writing lessons. Last year, their teaching team taught

roller derby league. The league’s mission is to actively

more than 22,000 lessons to over 6,900 patients, siblings,

create, promote, and sustain an environment that fos-

and family members! For more information on Arts For

ters strength, courage, vitality, and the empowerment

Life, or to make a donation, visit ArtsForLifeNC.org.

of women in the roller derby sport. For more details

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Need a date night without the children? Bring the kids to the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) for a night

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favorite food–pizza, a movie, fun activities, and of course:

and to register for the 8K, check out HiWire8k.com.

A SLICE OF LIFE: AN EVENING OF STORIES

of science fun, courtesy of 828 Family Pizzeria! AMOS

Connie Regan-Blake, an internationally recognized

hosts Night at the Museum from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on

storyteller who lives here in Asheville, has delighted many

the second Friday of every month with everyone's

by offering storytelling workshops for over 25 years.

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A number of her past workshop participants requested more advanced coaching in a group setting with an opportunity to perform their stories on stage. And so her popular "Taking Your Story to the Stage" weekend was born! The focus of this workshop is on storytelling performance. After a day of training, the storytellers bring their best to the stage to entertain and enthrall the listeners for the evening performance  April 21, 2018  at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BlackMountainArts.org).  For the last several years, this bi-annual performance has been a sold-out event, so be sure to get your tickets early!

Photography by Fred McCormick

THROWING BONES RUNS MOUNTAIN TO SEA When local endurance athlete Kenny Capps (husband to Murphy Capps, highlighted in our February 2017 issue) was diagnosed with blood cancer, most expected him to shelve his running shoes. Instead, three years and one bone marrow transplant later, Kenny dons his trainers every day CONTINUED >

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GIVING BACK

a bountiful harvest ARTICLE EMILY GLASER PHOTOGRAPHY AMELIA FLETCHER

THE LORD'S ACRE GIVES BACK IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE THERE IS PROVERB THAT’S BEEN UTTERED FROM THE MOUTHS OF CANNY PEDAGOGUES FOR CENTURIES: GIVE A MAN A FISH, AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. The statement rings true no matter how you twist the metaphor. For example: Teach someone to grow things in the dirt, to love the dry cracks of soil on their hands as they pull vegetables from the ground like so many multicolored gems, to savor the crisp bite of their labors, and you feed them for a lifetime. Such thoughts are the stimulants for local nonprofit The Lord’s Acre.  “The intent of the original group was to grow food for our local food pantry,” says Susan Sides, Garden Manager and Program’s Director of the Fairview-based garden. The old adage (or at least the thought behind it) prompted the organization to do more. “Pretty quickly the board wasn’t happy with just giving food away. We had a lot of potential in our group, and we wanted to address the underlying issues that cause folks to need pantries in the first place.” So they decided to do something more.  The core concept of The Lord’s Acre, she notes, is economic in nature. Many of Western North Carolina’s underprivileged residents are hungry, and while pantries are a great temporary solution, they only sustain rather than alleviate the greater problem. So The Lord’s Acre adjusted their endeavors to reflect broader intentions for change.  By expanding their scope, The Lord’s Acre not only bolstered their economic impact, they also began to foster community. “We decided we wanted the group to create a place where anyone would feel welcome to come, so people can break down the barriers they have,” Sides adds.

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The Lord’s Acre currently has five arms, all of which intentionally amend community fracture and facilitate independence. They still donate produce to Food for Fairview, a local food pantry, as well as the Fairview Welcome Table, a free weekly lunch that stitches together different communities with threads of good food. A partnership with Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready program (which cultivates valuable kitchen skills in folks down on their luck so they can gain employment in local restaurants) familiarizes students with more exotic ingredients like edible flowers, ginger, and turmeric. The Lord’s Acre also donates produce to Bounty & Soul, which distributes the goods via free food markets, delivering nutrition and knowledge in one fell swoop.  Finally, the organization hosts their own Share the Harvest Market, which encourages local gardeners to share their harvest alongside The Lord’s Acre. The Market returns to the parking lot next to the log cabin church just above the Fairview library on Thursdays from 11:30 - 1:00 in spring.  But perhaps the way The Lord’s Acre gives back the most is through the land itself. Harried millennials, rowdy families, and composed retirees alike gather under the summer sun to plant, weed, harvest, and celebrate the green things that grow from the nonprofit’s grounds. Like muddy tinctures of old, it’s the dirt of The Lord’s Acre that serves as a healing bandage for our community.  TheLordsAcre.org | 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview

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ECHOVIEW FARM & FIBER MILL'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE DRIVE THE BACKROADS AROUND ASHEVILLE, AND YOU’LL FIND DOZENS OF IDYLLIC HOMESTEADS AND HOBBY FARMS—BUT NONE QUITE LIKE ECHOVIEW FARM AND FIBER MILL. It’s a venture born—like so many Ashevillian enterprises—of passion for this place we call home. After Julie Jensen roamed the Blue Ridge while taking her kids to and from Brevard’s Camp Carolina, she fell in love; years later, she settled on a small farm in Weaverville that gradually expanded, naturally evolving into what is now Echoview Farm. There you’ll find honeybees, a roost of chickens, fields of flowers and crops with natural dyes, and two small herds of fiber animals, alpacas and angora goats.  Those fiber animals, and the industries around them, are what inspired Jensen’s second venture under a similar appellation: Echoview Fiber Mill. “As I got deeper into the communities around my interests here in WNC (farming and fiber), I kept hearing people say that there needed to be a mill like Echoview, and I listened,” Jensen explains of the impetus for the mill. “There was not a great regional outlet for fiber farmers, so I wanted to create that, but I also wanted to build something that reflected my aesthetic and values; the result has been full of surprises. The original intent of the mill was to have a place where fiber farmers could have their fiber turned into yarn for their farm shops. The business has evolved as we have been developing products that we market where we simply buy and use local fiber, and I think that in many ways this arrangement has worked better for both us and the fiber farmers as there is a lot less risk involved for everyone.” Echoview’s operations are wholly dedicated to sustainability. By working with Appalachian farms (and their own) and using local materials from renewable resources, the products they turn out—everything from luxuriously soft yarn in a rainbow of natural colors to chunky throw pillows to draping ponchos—are environmentally-friendly. Solar panels supply 50% of the electricity at the mill, and because everything is done in-house (most fiber goes from raw cut to finished product in one building), the carbon footprint of each item is negligible. Those products, as well as farm fresh eggs from Echoview Farm, are available in Echoview’s shop, a testament to beautiful minimalism (much like the enterprise itself).  As spring unfolds in lush shades of green, we can’t help but ask: what’s next for Echoview? “I hope that we can continue to grow more dye plants at the farm for dying yarn at the mill, which is a big experiment for us,” Jensen says, adding that yak fiber might be another fun undertaking.  But more than products, Echoview continues to be about place, and the people in it: “For the mill, we plan to continue to grow and foster a community of makers, and are really looking forward to expanding our team and our yarn lines,” Jensen adds.  What started as a small farm has expanded into an influential hub or sustainability and craft, as Jensen continues to inspire the passion for our mountains that began it all. 

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PRETTY POM-POMS

PHOTOGRAPHY EVAN ANDERSON Using Echoview’s own locally-sourced yarn, Grace Gouin shares a project that’s fun for all ages: pom-poms! These trendy, happy-hued accents are perfect for adorning wee one’s bookshelves, party banners, or even next year’s Christmas tree. 1. Pick your yarns and colors based on the look you want to go for! Of course, we suggest using all-natural, eco-friendly yarns made right here at Echoview—but almost any yarn will do. 2. Grab your pom-pom making tool. We used the Clover Pom Pom Makers, but also highly recommend the Pom Pom tools made by Loome (Which we carry in our shop!). 3. For the Clover makers, you first need to open up the pom-pom making arms, and use your yarn to wrap around and around the colored arms of the pom-pom maker. Once you're done with the first side, you wrap the second side. You can use all one color, or change colors to create a pattern.  4. Once both sides are wrapped and the arms of the pom-pom maker are folded in so that it is closed, cut the wrapped yarn open using your scissors by snipping the yarn along the grooves between the arms on both sides of the pom-pom maker. Be careful to keep the pom-pom maker closed while you do this!  5. Once all your yarn has been snipped, take a single piece of yarn and tie it all the way around the pom-pom maker so that when you tie a knot, the yarn slides into the grooves of the pom-pom maker and pulls nice and tight. You'll want to tie the knot twice so that it is very secure! 6. After you've tied the knot tight, you'll open the arms of the pom-pom maker back up on both sides, and then grab the center pieces of the pom-pom maker and pull them apart. Your pom-pom will now be free! 7. If you like the shaggy look of the pom-pom then you can leave it as-is, but if you want to clean it up a bit just grab your scissors and trim, trim, trim. The more you trim the yarn, the rounder and more even your pom-pom will look.  8. You can take the long ends of the yarn you used to tie the pom-pom together and knot them at the top to make an ornament, or you can trim those short with the rest of the pom-pom. You can also thread a long piece of yarn with a large tapestry needle and then thread the long yarn through the pom-pom. Add more pom-poms to this long yarn to make a pom-pom garland!  20

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IN ASHEVILLE, WE LIKE OUR CARS WITH LOW EMISSIONS,

The jargon and price can be particularly bewildering for buy-

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ers because green building is still such a new concept—even in

POWER SOLAR. In other words, we like things green. Why should

a sustainable haven like Asheville. “It’s important for me to work

our houses be any different?

closely with appraisers when they are evaluating the energy

“A green home is one of the best investments a buyer can make,”

efficiency and high performance additions of a dwelling’s green

says local Residential Broker Associate with Beverly-Hanks &

improvements,” Austin says. “Often, there is an absence of com-

Associates—and Asheville native—Sandy Austin. Green homes can

parable sales, so appraisers must summarize the costs above a

come with a steeper price tag than traditional builds, but Austin

code-built house.”

points out the benefits are worth the extra pennies, as long as you know what you’re buying and why.

Once you’ve swallowed the pill of a higher price, you can begin to appreciate the many benefits of a green house (many of

“Buyer education is an extremely important component when selling

which may make up for that initial investment). Take, for exam-

a green home,” Austin explains. "Buyers must understand the benefits

ple, this North Asheville home (a recent sale by Austin herself).

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The environment-friendly aspects of this house are many, and

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In a city and time where living sustainably is more important than ever, living green is a literal reality.


COOL CONVENIENCES » The Nichiha Siding used on this home is the thickest cement board on the market, making it extra-insulating (cutting back on heating and cooling) and long-lasting (unlike traditional vinyl siding, which can fade and break within a decade). » The walls themselves are 6 inches thick with a continuous foam insulation barrier, so there are no vapor pockets in the house to let any of that hot or cold air in or out.  » The steel standing seam roof—which comes with a 50-year performance rating, far outlasting traditional roofs—is passive solar and wired for solar panel installation. 

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» The home’s hardwood floors are all-natural: a

As Austin mentioned, some of the sweetest luxuries

hand-worn finish was completed with oil only

of a green home can be hard to deduce for beginner

(no caustic stain or polyurethane) and cleaned

buyers. That’s where an experienced realtor comes in.

with only water. » The kitchen is all-custom—and all-local, support-

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ing local artisans who designed the cabinetry and

ceeded the EPA's strict energy efficiency requirements.

stainless steel countertop.

» 51 HERS rating means this home is 49% more

» The kitchen also features pull-out drawers for ex-

efficient than a standard new home. A HERS rat-

tra recycling bins and compost.

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» Because the property the house is on was “vir-

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gin” land prior to its building, it’s never been ex-

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organic gardener’s paradise.

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» The yard includes 5,000 feet of raised beds of

ture to heat and cool the home.

organic gardens, built from timbers harvested

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE EMILY GLASER | PHOTOGRAPHY EVAN ANDERSON

STRAWBERRY SWEETS FOREVER BIMBERIBON CAPTURES THE SEASON WITH A THAI BASIL MOCHI CAKE

SPRING IS HERALDED BY A RAINBOW OF EDIBLE COLORS:

“We believe in old world cuisine and utilizing the goodness when it

BURGUNDY TURNIPS, TENDER GREEN LETTUCES, AND

comes in abundance, whether it be fresh, cooked, or fermented,” adds

SWEETEST OF ALL, CRIMSON, GEM-LIKE STRAWBERRIES.

Setayesh. This new season offers colorful produce in abundance

“Strawberries speak very loudly as the season’s fruit, especially in this area,” says Reza Setayesh, co-owner of West Asheville’s

indeed, and you’ll find it scattered throughout the eatery’s menu in hearty and lighter dishes alike.

bright and fresh (in offerings and design) BimBeriBon. With a

“Spring is a very important season for me because I’m Iranian born. In Iran

name so quirky it’s impossible to forget, BimBeriBon opened

we celebrate spring as the new year,” Setayesh continues. “I get excited about

last fall and immediately filled a surprisingly vacant position as

ingredients that pop out of the ground in spring.” In particular: strawberries.

Asheville’s go-to good-for-you eatery. The menu is a spectrum of

Setayesh and BimBeriBon’s pastry chef created this Thai Basil

superlatives: gluten-free, sugar-free, locally-sourced, seasonal,

Mochi Cake with spring strawberry star anise layers to capture the

and most of all, delicious. 

simple sweetness of the season’s favorite fruit.

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The Iconic Ioniq ARTICLE WESLEY BROWN

MANY MAY TRY, BUT ONLY ONE CAR CAN TAKE THE TITLE OF THE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT CAR IN AMERICA. That designation belongs to the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. Decked in a sleek, aerodynamic package, the Ioniq Hybrid’s form echoes its function, and the drag coefficient, or “Cd,” is a low 0.24. Under the hood you’ll find a Kappa 1.6L direct-injected Atkinson-cycle fourcylinder engine with an unrivaled thermal efficiency of 40%. The engine delivers an estimated 104 horsepower and an estimated 109 lb.-ft. of torque, so you don’t have to compromise get-up for green elements.  The Ioniq is designed to stand out from the growing pack of ecofriendly vehicles with a dynamic and engaging driving experience, but the priority lies in delivering a cleaner means of mobility.   

FRAME Where most cars use steel, the Ioniq employs aluminum for a lighter frame that’s more ecofriendly in its sourcing and longterm emissions.

MPG The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid offers an all-electric range of more than 29 miles, 119 MPGe in EV mode and

HEADLIGHTS

52 MPG in hybrid mode.

The Ioniq Hybrid is characterized by the Bi-Xenon HID headlights You can go all eclectic with the

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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where your family will love meeting

This year, they're thrilled to have him

some of their wilder teammates!

return with his tribute to Bob Seger featuring such songs as Night Moves,

63RD ANNUAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

1

Celebrate Easter with song, scripture

THE DRESSER

and spiritual music with a spectacu-

The Reuter Center at UNCA

lar sunrise. Chimney Rock’s annual

Backstage at a theatre, Sir is unsure

Easter Sunrise Service has become

of his lines or even who or where he is

MASS APPEAL

a legendary event in WNC, attract-

supposed to be. Yet, despite Sir’s per-

Asheville Community Theatre, 35below

ing more than 1,000 early risers from

sistence that this show will be his last,

Mark Dolson is ready to become a

around the Southeast each year.

Sir’s dresser Norman is determined to

priest and shake the masses out of

get him onstage.

their complacency. Father Tim Farley

Chimney Rock State Park

APR 1 - MAY 24 BILTMORE BLOOMS Biltmore Estate

Biltmore's gardens are alive with color. Stunning floral displays, including

APR 1 - MAY 2 3 COOL CATS BAND AT POLANCO RESTAURANT Polanco Restaurant

Enjoy dinner and listen to vintage

ebrate the majesty of Frederick Law

50's and 60's rock n' roll with amaz-

Olmsted’s legacy.

ing harmony. Dance, laugh and enjoy the music!

SCALE UP: 10 YEARS, 10 FELLOWS, 10 PROJECTS The Center for Craft,

Creativity and Design

Roll, Against the Wind and more!

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likes the boy’s spark, but has a calmer,

100,000 tulips, across the estate cel-

APR 1 - JUL 28

We’ve Got Tonight, Old Time Rock and

1 - 31 TOURS AT HISTORIC GROVEWOOD VILLAGE Grovewood Village

more popular message to deliver. Will the student become the teacher? Or will Father Farley make his apprentice see that it’s better to smile and enjoy some Communion wine? Find out in this Tony-winning play!

APR 6 - MAY 4 LAVA NIGHTS LATIN NIGHT AT POLANCO Polanco Restaurant

LAVA Nights at Polanco begin after 10:30 PM, featuring music sets of salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, punta and top 40 hits.

To mark the 10th Anniversary of the

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on

Windgate Fellowship, the Center for

a guided history tour, offered Wednes-

Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000

day through Saturday at 1 PM,  April

Project Grants. This exhibition show-

through November. The tour includes a

cases how the next generation of

visit to Biltmore Industries’ production fa-

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

craft artists used their funds to ex-

cility (aka Dye House), where guests can

Asheville Community Theatre

plore scale, installation, and commu-

peek into the past and view the original

A young Jewish girl named Anne cap-

nity practice.

looms, carding machines, spinning mule

tures in her the diary the claustropho-

and dye vats used to make the famed

bic realities of her life and the lives of

Biltmore Handwoven Homespun.

seven others, all of whom are hiding

1-8 SPRING BREAK FAMILY FUN Chimney Rock State Park

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in an attic during the reign of Hitler.

5-8

Animal Educators help spread the

THE MUSIC OF BOB SEGER

word on the important roles an-

Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage

imals play in the Chimney Rock

Steve Kelly and the Cherry Cherry

Park. Join one of these Park Nat-

Band rocked the Rock last year with

uralists for an informal program

this sensational Neil Diamond tribute.

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Manuel de Falla and Jan Sibelius are rooted in different countries, time periods, and influences, yet they share a great deal of DNA. All three works deal with nationalism, and each composer used rhythmic drive and vigor to communicate that theme.

19 - 29 THE MUSIC OF GARTH BROOKS & ALAN JACKSON

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown Stage

The music of two country superstars and legends, both known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds  with classic rock and roll. “Remember When” you had “Friends in Low Places”…? “Ask Me How I Know” and, please, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox!”

20 5TH ANNUAL SHARPEN THE BLADES FESTIVAL Burial Beer Co.

Celebrate the tart taste of saisons provided by 30+ breweries from around NC and the country and a seasonal feast by Salt & Smoke.  

21 EARTH DAY KID'S FESTIVAL Salvage Station

RiverLink hosts its Fourth Annual Earth Day Kids Festival, an opportunity for families and people of all ages to come together for a day of environmental education, arts and crafts, performances, and celebration of the natural world. 

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GARDEN FOR LIVING'S TOOLS FOR SPRING ARTICLE SHANE AND JOHN PHILLIPS

SPRING HAS OFFICIALLY SPRUNG, AND

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GURUS AT GARDENS FOR LIVING ARE BUSY HELPING FOLKS PLANT, PREEN AND PRUNE ALL SEASON LONG. We tapped Shane and John Phillips to share their VIP tools for home gardeners to use in the growing season ahead. 

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