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Mars Hill College Hosts Smithsonian Exhibit

I recently took a family vacation to Washington, DC and while we were there we naturally spent a LOT of time in the various Smithsonian Museums. We enjoyed it immensely, and so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Mars Hill College is currently hosting a Smithsonian Exhibit titled New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.
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Asheville Arts Center Fall Semester

Asheville Arts Center - Asheville NCAsheville Arts Center has announced the beginning of its Fall Semester, which will run from August 17 - December 18, 2009.
It's a fact that music, drama & dance lessons aid your child's cognitive skills hugely as they develop. Whether you are putting your newborn into our Kindermusik program or your 7 year old in private music lessons, you're raising a smarter kid. We can help! The Asheville Arts Center is a school based on unlimited opportunities for students of all ages to explore their interests in music, dance and drama. We foster a love and appreciation for the arts through student-teacher relationships, which encourage and help you excel at your dream. We offer high-quality instruction and educational experiences because we are committed to the art of teaching and the teaching of the arts. It is our hope to build art and awareness in the community and provide a "home" for families to pursue their dreams. Adult classses offered as well! View & Register for Classes here:
This is a great time to learn that instrument you've been wanting to pick up since forever, so don't miss out on this opportunity!

Asheville Edition of TED Talks in the Works

TED conference (technology, entertainment, design) have begun planning Asheville's own TEDx event for late summer in hopes of highlighting our own group of inspiring thinkers with fascinating ideas. TED (technology, entertainment, design) is an annual conference that defines its mission as "ideas worth spreading". TEDxAsheville executive director Jennifer Saylor is currently seeking recommendations for local speakers and elaborates in a note via Ashvegas:
Dear friends and colleagues, TED, the California-based organization offering free talks from the world's most interesting and inspiring speakers (Bill Gates, Al Gore, Brian Greene, Gladwell, Dawkins, etc.) is helping Asheville produce an INDEPENDENTLY ORGANIZED, homegrown TEDx event in Asheville in late summer. I'm serving as the 2009 executive director for TEDxAsheville and am looking for speakers. If you're familiar with TED and have a recommendation or would like to speak yourself, skip the rest of this note and send me an email. If you're not familiar with TED, it's a free event where people with varying backgrounds do a 20-minute "speech of a lifetime." It's billed as "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world." TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. Technology is NOT the primary focus, and singers, poets, comedians, actors and teachers share the TED stage with scientists, physicians, inventors and aid workers. TED is for anyone with a powerful message and a strong ability to impart it.
When asked "Why?" by Mountain Xpress reporter Jason Sandford, Saylor responds: "Because Asheville is such a creative place with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a spirit of community, of helping, of learning. It

Asheville Gets $32 Million Climate Research Center

Full Story from the Asheville Citizen Times : Asheville will be home to a new federal research center that will look to satellites to study the Earth’s changing climate. The National Climate Data Center in downtown Asheville will house the new Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites that will bring $32 million to the area over the next five years and at least 20 scientific jobs. The institute pools resources between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Carolina State University and the University of Maryland. The institute will have two primary centers, one located in Asheville and one located in the Washington, D.C. area to work with NOAA

Free Family Fun: Asheville Earth Day

HulasCome one come all; have some healthy, family fun at Martin Luther King Park today, Saturday April 18th Join us for the Second Annual AED: Asheville

Asheville Arts Center

Asheville Arts Center - Asheville NCThe Asheville Arts Centeris a school based on unlimited opportunities for students to explore their interests in music, dance and drama. They offer a variety of classes, including everything from Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop Dance Lessons to Children

Asheville City Chickens = Healthy Fresh Local Eggs

Fresh Local Eggs - Asheville City ChickensChicken Coops in the city? But of course, where else would we be able to find delicious fresh local eggs in such abundance. On first thought you may not envision Urban Chickens, however in Asheville it