Jan
21
Mon
15% Off WInter into Spring Vacation Sale at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Jan 21 – Mar 31 all-day
15% Off WInter into Spring Vacation Sale at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm

Enjoy 15% off nightly vacation cottage rental rates and multiple night packages on nights now through March 31, 2019! Call 434-823-5202 or book online today www.montfairresortfarm.com.

Feb
24
Sun
Crafty Hour: Bouquets with Your Bestie @ The North Carolina Arboretum Tickets
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafty Hour: Bouquets with Your Bestie @ The North Carolina Arboretum

Grab a glass and get hands-on at The North Carolina Arboretum’s new “Crafty Hour” social series. Led by Melissa Thomas of Flora living boutique, each workshop will feature a new project design that enables participants to craft their own personalized botanical masterpiece while enjoying a peaceful afternoon at the Arboretum. Celebrate friendship with flowers! Bring your “bestie” and create hand-tied bouquets for each other while enjoying a glass of wine or beer. Event includes a personalized instruction, a complimentary beverage, light food, supplies and full day parking access to the Arboretum.

Feb
28
Thu
Military Appreciation Days @ Cataloochee Ski Area @ Cataloochee Ski Area Tickets
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am
Military Appreciation Days @ Cataloochee Ski Area @ Cataloochee Ski Area

Cataloochee supports our armed forces by offering a special reduced rate for military personnel with valid i.d. and their families on

Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1.

Please Call 828-926-0285 for more information.

Mar
12
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Mar 12 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)

Mar
16
Sat
MONTHLY COMMUNITY JAM! @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MONTHLY COMMUNITY JAM! @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum | Bristol | Virginia | United States

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is now hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a full-on community jam session! The jam events have been organized to provide a space for local musicians to gather and pick, collaborate, share their experiences, and—most importantly—to have fun. These free jams are open to all ages and all skill levels; those interested in just coming along to listen to good music are also welcome!

Jams will be scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., serving as a great warm-up for Saturday night gigs! Musicians are asked to bring their own instruments.

The sessions will be held in the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

For more information call 423-573-1927.

Mar
22
Fri
Spring Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm
Spring Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery celebrates spring with their annual Sip & Shop event, which will take place from 10am – 5:30pm on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Enjoy complimentary wine and treats, craft demonstrations by local artisans, and a 10 percent discount on gallery merchandise. Visitors can shop two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

Mar
23
Sat
Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show @ Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall Tickets
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show @ Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall

Brides looking to get married in the Blue Ridge Mountains can plan their dream weddings at the Say I Do to Hendersonville Bridal Show.

Hendersonville is a popular choice for local brides, as well as brides planning destination weddings. The area’s natural beauty, variety of venues and myriad businesses that support the wedding industry all contribute to Hendersonville’s popularity. The show features vendors from all facets of the wedding world, such as venues, caterers, photographers, videographers, fashion retailers, florists, bakeries, DJs, planners, hairdressers, makeup artists and more.

There are 65 venues in Henderson County to accommodate weddings of all sizes and styles. Intimate spaces, such as bed-and-breakfast inns, gardens and historic buildings, are ideal for smaller weddings. While several scenic wineries, renovated barns, church sanctuaries, hotel ballrooms and rustic outdoor settings allow for large celebrations.

The bridal show gives couples an opportunity to meet vendors in person, ask questions and sample their products. The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, which sponsors the show, also has a group services coordinator on staff who offers free consultation services to brides looking to host weddings in the area.

Apr
6
Sat
Blowing Rock Trout Derby @ Broyhill Park Tickets
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Blowing Rock Trout Derby @ Broyhill Park

Celebrate the first day of trout season with a friendly competition! Prizes awarded in several categories- no pre-registration required. Free fun for the whole family!

All Together Now: A Pediatric Patients’ Art Show @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
All Together Now: A Pediatric Patients’ Art Show @ Grovewood Gallery

On April 6 through 28, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host their 3rd annual exhibition of artwork created by pediatric patients and participants in the Arts For Life program at Mission Children’s Hospital. This year’s show, All Together Now, will be celebrated with an opening reception on Saturday, April 6 from 2-5pm, which will include complimentary ice cream, craft activities for kids, and live music by the Haw Creek Sweet Hots (performing 3-4pm). Admission is free, and all artwork will be available for sale, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery will also donate 10% of all regular gallery sales from the exhibition’s opening day.

Apr
9
Tue
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies Tickets
Apr 9 all-day
Classic Hike of the Smokies @ Varies

Friends of the Smokies is excited to announce the annual Classic Hike Series, offering monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other hikers.

Classic Hikes are held the second Tuesday of the month, from March through December.

To learn more or register for any Classic Hike visit Hike.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.

INDIVIDUAL HIKES ARE $20 FOR CURRENT FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES MEMBERS AND $35 FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS.
Funds go to support the Trails Forever program that restores popular trails in the GSMNP.

March 12 – Big Creek
4.3 miles | 600 ft climb | Easy
Wildflowers, Cascades

April 9 – Porters Creek
7.4 miles | 1,500 ft climb | Moderate
Wildflowers, Scenic Creek

May 14 – Big, Caldwell, and Rough Fork Loop
9.4 miles | 1,650 ft climb | Difficult
Historic Cataloochee Valley, Old Growth Trees, Wildflowers, Elk

June 25-26 – Gatlinburg Overnight Experience

July 9 – Noland Divide
7.4 miles | 1,700 ft climb | Difficult
Mountain Vistas, Balsam and Hemlock Trees

August 13 – A.T./Sweat Heifer/Kephart Prong
7.4 miles | 300 ft climb | Moderate
Mountain Vistas, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

September 10 – Trillium Gap
13.1 miles | 3,300 ft climb | Difficult
Historic LeConte Lodge, Trails Forever Project

October 8 – Hyatt Ridge Loop
9.4 miles | 2,200 ft climb | Difficult
Remote Trails, Geology

November 12 – Thomas Divide & Indian Creek
12 miles | 2,600 ft climb | Difficult
Mixed Forest Types

December 10 – Goldmine Loop
4.5 miles | 500 ft climb | Moderate
Historic Home Sites, Holiday Celebration

Rates:

$20 – Current Friends of the Smokies Member

$35 – New or Renewing Members (includes membership + 1 hike)