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Friday & Saturday, April 16 & 18
The 3 Pigs and the Red Line
A family-friendly adaptation of the classic fable, The 3 Pigs and the Red Line is inspired by the history of redlining and urban renewal in Asheville’s black community. Told through the magic puppetry of toy theatre, the show aims to spark a conversation around our city’s complicated history and how it continues to affect us all today. 7 p.m. via Zoom. Performances are free; donations accepted. For information and tickets visit drama.unca.edu/engage/theatreunca.

Sunday, April 18
Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville
Bob Phillips, Executive Director of Common Cause/NC, will discuss “Defending Democracy in North Carolina: What You Can Do to Help!” at 2:30 p.m. Live online via Zoom. Meeting ID 879 4444 2825; Password 215401; or by phone at (929) 205-6099. Visit www.ehsasheville.org. All are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, April 20
Caring for Aging People Education and Support
CAPES, an online support group for caregivers, presents “Grief and Healing” with Vance Goodman, M.Div. Zoom link: https//bit.ly/3eI3mUg. Group meets the third Tuesday of each month, 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, email jenniep@coabc.org or call (828) 277-8288.

Tuesday, April 20
Activism and Overcoming Obstacles
A virtual program exploring how craft can cultivate strength and sustainability in individuals, spaces, and communities in the face of adverse conditions. This free virtual program begins at 6 p.m. and features guest speakers Roberto Lugo, ceramic artist, and Michelle Millar Fisher, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Register at www.centerforcraft.org/crafting-resilience.

adrienne maree brown
adrienne maree brown

Thursday, April 22
Social Justice as Science Fiction: The Queerness of Liberation
UNCA hosts author and science fiction scholar adrienne maree brown for a keynote lecture at 7 p.m. The free virtual event will stream via Zoom and Facebook live at facebook.com/MulticulturalAffairsUNCA.

Thursday, April 29
Introduction to Medicare
Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused about which benefits are right for you? Do you need more information? The Council on Aging offers individual Medicare Counseling sessions in Buncombe and Henderson Counties from 2–3:30 p.m. Call (828) 277-8288 or visit www.coabc.org.

Friday, April 30
Non-Surgical Options for Treating Joint Pain and Improving Function
Lecture featuring Dr. Christine Lehman. Hosted by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville online, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Details and additional events at www.unca.edu/events-and-news/events.

May 1 & 2
Asheville Spring Herb Festival
Large selection of herb and vegetable starter plants, heirloom vegetables, salves, ointments and soaps, as well as cheeses, pickles, baked goods, and other ready-to-eat foods. Free workshops. Free admission and parking. Sat. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. WNC Agricultural Center (opposite Asheville Airport), 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher, NC 29832. Visit ashevilleherbfestival.org.

through May 10
Women of Distinction
An exhibition of works by Joseph Pearson is on display at Delta House, 218 South French Broad Avenue in Asheville. The exhibit will also be on display at the YMI Cultural Center from May 17 through June 21, 2021.


NOTICE: Many in-person events have been cancelled or postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If your group or organization is hosting online meetings, courses, chats, or other programming, please submit those events to info@theurbannews.com.

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