Jun
9
Sat
Falling: Paintings by Michael Francis Reagan @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Jun 9 – Jul 15 all-day
Falling: Paintings by Michael Francis Reagan @ Grovewood Gallery | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Falling, a solo exhibition of contemporary paintings by Michael Francis Reagan, opens at Grovewood Gallery in Asheville on Saturday, June 9, with an artist’s reception from 2-5pm (free and open to the public). This show will feature acrylic paintings on canvas from Reagan’s popular Falling Series, inspired by a haunting memory of a childhood encounter with a mourning dove that had fallen from the sky. This exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Jun
23
Sat
Sierra Hull & ShadowGrass @ Blue Ridge Music Center Tickets
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
Sierra Hull & ShadowGrass @ Blue Ridge Music Center | Galax | Virginia | United States

Sierra Hull and ShadowGrass are coming to the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday June 23 at 7 p.m.!

Sierra Hull’s musical journey began at eight years old when she received a mandolin from her grandmother. Over the years, she branched out to guitar and vocals and found a mentor in Alison Krauss. Her path has included a deal with Rounder Records, touring with her band, Highway 111, developing her own songwriting perspective, and collaborating on albums by Rhonda Vincent, Mac Wiseman, and Brandon Heath. Hull’s third solo album, Weighted Mind, produced by Béla Fleck and featuring guest appearances from Alison Krauss, Ethan Jodziewicz, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens, was nominated for a Grammy Award as well as Album of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). She has been named Mandolin Player of the Year twice by the IBMA.

While blazing their own trail, the young members of ShadowGrass hold a deep reverence for the elder bluegrass legends who paved the way. Fast picking and fresh arrangements have earned the band numerous awards in regional competitions. With a professionalism beyond their years, the group has taken the stage at The Lincoln Theatre, the Historic Earle and Rex theaters, the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, HoustonFest, the Richmond Folk Festival, Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, and IBMA. The band, comprised of Presley Barker (guitar), Luke Morris (mandolin), Clay Russell (banjo), and Kyser George (bass), was chosen as a featured youth act for the IBMA World of Bluegrass event in 2016.

Jun
24
Sun
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Tickets
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | White Plains | New York | United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Jun
25
Mon
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Tickets
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | White Plains | New York | United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Jun
26
Tue
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Tickets
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | White Plains | New York | United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

A Year With Frog And Toad @ South County Library Tickets
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm
A Year With Frog And Toad @ South County Library | Roanoke | Virginia | United States

Mill Mountain Theatre presents A Year With Frog And Toad.

This charming musical, the first children’s show to reach Broadway, is a year in the life of two amphibian friends and a host of other woodland characters. Songs about flying, swimming and sledding will take young audiences into a fantasy forest of new friends and adventures. MMT will perform this show around the region at schools, libraries, parks and neighborhood venues to delight families. Admission is free and, MMT will distribute free books to student audience members, as part of our initiative connecting theatre to literacy.

Jun
27
Wed
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Tickets
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | White Plains | New York | United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

A Year With Frog And Toad @ Jackson Park Library Tickets
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm
A Year With Frog And Toad @ Jackson Park Library | Roanoke | Virginia | United States

Mill Mountain Theatre presents A Year With Frog And Toad.

This charming musical, the first children’s show to reach Broadway, is a year in the life of two amphibian friends and a host of other woodland characters. Songs about flying, swimming and sledding will take young audiences into a fantasy forest of new friends and adventures. MMT will perform this show around the region at schools, libraries, parks and neighborhood venues to delight families. Admission is free and, MMT will distribute free books to student audience members, as part of our initiative connecting theatre to literacy.

Jun
28
Thu
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.