What’s Happening



Congratulations to our latest Find the Coffee News Guy contest winner Brian Lee of Asheville! Brian picked up his copy of Coffee News at Tommy’s Family Restaurant in Weaverville. Tommy’s features an extensive menu with daily specials served in a cozy atmosphere by a friendly staff. Stop by today for lots of delicious food at great prices!

Visit Asheville Gallery of Art’s January 2019 show, “A Colorful Beginning” during the month of January. There will be expressive interpretation of color by more than 20 artists uplift and cheer you through this long cold month. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the reception for the artists January 4 from 5-8 p.m. For further information about this show, call (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery’s website, www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or the gallery’s Facebook page. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue. Hours are 11AM – 6PM Monday through Saturday, and 11-4PM Sunday.

Get a bargain while supporting a great cause at Jacob’s Ladder Thrift Shop located at 1318C Jupiter Rd. in Weaverville! The shop features a large selection of appliances, furniture, jewelry, and household appliances. All proceeds benefit the outreach missions of Worldwide Ministry.

Need a date night without the children? Bring the kids to the Asheville Museum of Science on the 2nd Friday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM for a night of science fun courtesy of 828 Family Pizzeria!. There will be pizza, a movie, fun games and activities, and of course: our interactive exhibits for your child to have a blast! Admission is $15 for ages 4 to 10. Call 828-254-7162 or visit ashevillescience.org for more information.

Asheville Farmstead School will host a Family Discovery Day January 12 from 10:00 AM to 12 PM. This event is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. The day includes a craft, forest exploration prompt, an engagement activity to further explore the theme of the month, educational boards on the theme to promote lifelong learning, and a raffle. Registration is not required, but is appreciated so that we have enough supplies

Finding Home: An Immersive Cabaret will be presented at Phil Mechanic Studios January 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. In addition to the performance, the evening will include food from Jacob Sessoms new restaurant venture, clean and sour beers from Wicked Weed Brewing, chocolates from the Chocolate Fetish and a special one-time brew from Jessica Dickinson. 100% of the $150 ticket price will be donated to Homeward Bound to help end homelessness for the 500+ individuals do not have a home on any given night in the Asheville area.

Enjoy Asheville’s tastiest cuisine during Asheville Restaurant Week January 21 – 27. Participating restaurants will offer special prices and menus, and you will be hard pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t embrace the key tenets of farm-to-table dining. Asheville is home to nearly 250 independent restaurants, 20 regional tailgate markets and a growing number of craft breweries. A commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, has earned Asheville the designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States. Visit ashevillechamber.org for a list of participating restaurants.

A Quilt Block of the Month will be hosted as part of the Adult Sewing Classes held at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center. Classes will be held the first Saturday of each month, except October, from 9 am until 1 pm. The cost is $10 and sewing machines are provided, or you may bring your own. For more information, a schedule of the classes and a list of the materials needed, contact Renay Knapp, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent at 828/697-4891 or renay_knapp@ncsu.edu.

Join Asheville Museum of Science at The Collider for the next edition of Science Pub, a free Friday night guest speaker series offered by AMOS January 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. The program is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door. It takes place at The Collider located at 1 Haywood St. in Asheville. Attendees are invited to enjoy light bites and refreshments before settling in for a fascinating night of science.