Thursday, November 14
Markers on the Trail
Appalachia Now! artist Clarissa Sligh and special guest Kimberly Purser will read excerpts from Sligh’s Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book (2016), and My Mother, Walt Whitman and Me (2019) beginning at 7 p.m. Historical elements, photography, and memory are used in the books as framing devices to construct the evolution of personal and social identity. Held at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville 28801. Free for members of the museum or included with Museum admission. For more details, please visit www.ashevilleart.org/event/markers-on-the-trail.
Sunday, November 17
Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville
“Social Justice and Trauma: My Story” will be presented by Cindy Henry McMahon from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information: call (828) 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, visit EHSAsheville.org, or www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.
Tuesday, November 19
Experience The Block
A celebration and fundraiser benefiting the community and economic development of the Eagle-Market Streets neighborhood. This event will honor the vibrant history and embrace the prosperous future of the Eagle Market Street area. Come tour Eagle Market Place, explore the Isaiah Rice Photography exhibit, attend the celebratory ribbon cutting, and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages at the YMI Cultural Center. 3-6:30 p.m. at Eagle Market Place & YMI Cultural Center. Tickets $30 per person. Visit mtnhousing.org.
Saturday, November 23
How to Value a Business
Do you know what your business is worth today? In this free seminar, SCORE offers ways to enhance your businesses value, expand margins, cut expenses, and accelerate asset turnover. The seminar takes place from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1359 Sand Hill Road, Small Business Center, Room 2046, Candler, NC 28715. To register, go to conta.cc/2MqLsuL.
Saturday, November 23
Asheville Holiday Parade
The 73rd annual parade takes place along Biltmore and Patton Avenues in downtown Asheville beginning at 11 a.m. This year’s parade theme is “Peace on Earth.”
Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24
Auditions for The Fantasticks
Held Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. All roles are open to anyone in the community. No experience is necessary to audition. The Fantasticks is directed by Mark Jones with music direction by Rob Blackwell and choreography by Jessica Garland. Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. in Asheville. For more information, call (828) 254-1320, or visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.
Tuesday, November 26
Business Tips for the Creative Entrepreneur
Presented by Kathleen Lewis, owner of SewLink/Southern Decor. Held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Ave. in Asheville. Free for AAAC members; $15 for non-members. For more details, and to register, call (828) 258-0710, email email@example.com, or visit ashevillearts.com/programs/artist-business-brainstorm-sessions.
An interactive tour focusing on Asheville’s resilient African American history and future in the arts, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship. Tours run most Thursdays through Saturdays, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Call (828) 275-5305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to register.