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April 2020

Spring Hike at Ridgecrest

Saturday, April 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Mountain Recreation & Parks, 304 Black Mountain Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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For more information and registration visit https://www.townofblackmountain.org/2448/Parks-Recreation

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Swannanoa Community Yard Sale

Thursday, April 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ingles in Swannanoa, 2319 US Hwy 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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This twice-annual event attracts dozens of sellers and hundreds of buyers - there’s something for everyone! Held in the Swannanoa Ingles parking lot (2299 U.S. Highway 70), and sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS). For info, call 828-581-9707.

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Chamber “Business After Hours”

Thursday, April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Greenspan Wellness Center, 3174 US 70 Hwy.
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Chamber partners networking event at Greenspan Wellness Center. Drop-in. No rsvp.

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The Mountain Minor Film

Friday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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The White Horse Black Mountain will show the documentary Mountain Minor, which explores Appalachian culture throught its music.  Purchase tickets at whitehorseblackmountain.com  $6 student, $12 advance, $15 at door.

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Swannanoa Sweep Community Cleanup

Saturday, April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ingles in Swannanoa, 2319 US Hwy 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors to help clean up Swannanoa’s roadsides during this annual event, sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS). Meet in the Swannanoa Ingles parking lot, near the former Bank of America building, 2323 U.S. Highway 70. For info, call 828-581-9848.

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Swannanoa Valley Museum Season Opening

Saturday, April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Featuring "Unearthing Our Forgotten Past: Fort San Juan" Exhibit

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Dog Days Festival

Saturday, April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lookout Brewing, 103 S. Ridgeway Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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FREE - Community event celebrating our best friends in one of the most dog friendly areas in the country.   Visit vendors of Pet products and services. https://www.facebook.com/events/515250115784958/

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Appalachian Hollering & Ballads & Ice Cream

Saturday, April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Appalachian Spring Farm Hollering and Ballads with Saro Lynch-Thomason Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 This program is free and the public is invited. An old-fashioned ice cream social follows the performance with treats from The Hop. Sponsored by The Friends of the Black Mountain Library. Likely one of the oldest forms of human communication, versions of hollering are found in cultures around the world. From Scandinavia to Nigeria, people have used hollers to communicate across long distances, herd animals, and…

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CC Tillery Author Event

Sunday, April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Appalachian Spring Continues - CC Tillery Author Event - Sunday, April 19, 3:00 This event is free and open to the public. CC Tillery is the pseudonym for two sisters who co-wrote the story of their great aunt, Bessie Daniels Elliott in the Appalachian Journey series and have written other Appalachian works. Join us in a conversation with the sisters about their writing process and hear family stories that inspired their work. Light refreshments provided courtesy of The Friends of the Black…

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Mid Week Wildflower Walk

Tuesday, April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Learn to identify both common and rare Appalachian wildflowers on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Led by Joe and Mary Standaert, local historians and members of the Western Carolina Botanical Club, this hike will follow the Mountain-to-Sea Trail from Bull Gap to Craven Gap. Along the way, we hope to see Dwarf Larkspur (Delphinium tricorne), Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon meadia), Yellow Lady Slipper Orchids (Cypripedium parviflorum), Carey’s Saxifrage (Saxifraga careyana), Small-flowered Phacelia (Phacelia dubia), Nodding Mandarin (Prosartes maculata), Hairy Leaf-cup (Smallanthus uvedalius), and…

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May 2020

Encountering the Divine Feminine: A Wisdom Teaching

Friday, May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. James Episcopal Church, 424 West State St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Mirabai Starr at St. James, Black Mountain! Encountering the Divine Feminine: A Wisdom Teaching Friday, May 1 * 6:30 to 8 pm - followed by reception and book signing. $25. Ticket price increases to $40 on March 15. For more information and to purchase tickets: https://mirabai-at-st-james.eventbrite.com. Guests may also stop by the church office during the week to purchase tickets (cash or check only).

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Old Toll Road 4WD Caravan to Camp Alice

Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia accessible” for the cost of $1 per person. As many as 150 cars drove the road each day. The opening of the modern, paved Blue Ridge Parkway in 1939, which provided free access to Mount Mitchell, led to the road’s closure. Today, the remnants of the former toll road remain undisturbed…

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