AUGUST CLASSES AT HANDS ON!
(Hendersonville, N.C.)

Come play and learn this summer at Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, by joining us for a summer class. Our series of summer classes are STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) inspired. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please call 697-8333 to register. Visit our website, www.handsonwnc.org, to view the entire list of classes. Classes offered this week:

Wed. 8/10 1:00-5:00 pm. Train Like an Astronaut!  (Ages 7-11) Explore space exploration and real procedures astronauts use to travel in space. $40 non-members/$30 members.

Thurs. 8/11 1:00-5:00 pm. Think and Train like a Scientist!  (Ages 7-11) Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson as we observe, predict, collect data, control variables and work with scientific equipment. $40 non-members/$30 members.  Sponsored by Drs. Alison & Richard Reid, Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.

Fri. 8/12 10:30-12:00. Royal Tea Party (Ages 3-6) Princes and princesses are invited to a Royal Tea Party.  Create a crown, learn tea party manners, participate in a royal parade, and enjoy tea with the king and queen. Must be potty trained to attend w/o adult; younger can attend accompanied by adult.  $20 non-members/$15 members.

The mission of Hands On! is to provide “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.  For additional information about their educational programs and facility, please visit their website at www.handsonwnc.org or call 828-697-8333.

HISTORY

August 20 – Cherokee Nation of WNC: The Removal Era – Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, will explore the crisis that Cherokee families faced during the removal era and during the Trail of Tears, and discuss current initiatives in native health, language, history, archaeology and public heritage. Presented in partnership by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, and the Western North Carolina Historical Association. at 2 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. $5 donation requested. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

MUSIC

August 12  – Opera Talk with Asheville Lyric Opera General Director David Craig Starkey – Asheville Lyric Opera Local Troupe performance and discussion. 3 p.m.. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

OLLI – OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT UNC ASHEVILLE

July 31 – Appalachian Summer Theater: Outlander – Written by storyteller Gary Carden of Sylva, Outlander tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the conflicts between longtime mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of the park. Presented as readers theater by the Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre, with live music by Joe Penland. Carden will lead a post-performance discussion. Presented in partnership by Asheville Community Theatre and OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. General admission seating; $6 at the door. 2 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 7 – Appalachian Summer Theater: A Lee Smith Patchwork – This will be the premiere performance of a new one-woman show by Barbara Bates Smith, featuring characters created by novelist Lee Smith (no relation). Musical accompaniment by Jeff Sebens. Free and open to the public at 2 p.m. at the Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 12  – Opera Talk with Asheville Lyric Opera General Director David Craig Starkey – Asheville Lyric Opera Local Troupe performance and discussion. 3 p.m.. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 12 – Storyteller Tim Lowry – Lowry, a native of southeastern Kentucky, mixes folk tales and his own personal narratives and has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennesse, and many other festivals.Co-sponsored by the Weaverville Library.  7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 19 – Appalachian Storytelling – Renowned storytellers Connie Regan-Blake, David Joe Miller and Tom Godleski. 7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 20 – Cherokee Nation of WNC: The Removal Era – Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, will explore the crisis that Cherokee families faced during the removal era and during the Trail of Tears, and discuss current initiatives in native health, language, history, archaeology and public heritage. Presented in partnership by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, and the Western North Carolina Historical Association. at 2 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. $5 donation requested. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 28 – Autumn Players Readers Theater: The Circle – Somerset Maugham’s drama The Circle, directed by Elliot Weiner will be presented as readers theater by the Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre. General admission seating; $6 at the door. 2:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140

SPORTS

August 14 — Women’s Soccer exhibition match: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. La Salle. 1 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Greenwood Field. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

August 19 — Women’s Soccer opening match: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Tech. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Greenwood Field. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

August 20 — Men’s Soccer exhibition match: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Georgia Southern. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Greenwood Field. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

August 30 — Women’s Volleyball: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Montreat College. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Justice Center. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

STORYTELLING

July 31 – Appalachian Summer Theater: Outlander – Written by storyteller Gary Carden of Sylva, Outlander tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the conflicts between longtime mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of the park. Presented as readers theater by the Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre, with live music by Joe Penland. Carden will lead a post-performance discussion. Presented in partnership by Asheville Community Theatre and OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. General admission seating; $6 at the door. 2 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Info: olliasheville.comor 828.251.6140.

August 12 – Storyteller Tim Lowry – Lowry, a native of southeastern Kentucky, mixes folk tales and his own personal narratives and has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennesse, and many other festivals.Co-sponsored by the Weaverville Library.  7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 19 – Appalachian Storytelling – Renowned storytellers Connie Regan-Blake, David Joe Miller and Tom Godleski. 7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

THEATER / SPOKEN WORD
July 31 – Appalachian Summer Theater: Outlander – Written by storyteller Gary Carden of Sylva, Outlander tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the conflicts between longtime mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of the park. Presented as readers theater by the Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre, with live music by Joe Penland. Carden will lead a post-performance discussion. Presented in partnership by Asheville Community Theatre and OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. General admission seating; $6 at the door. 2 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 7 – Appalachian Summer Theater: A Lee Smith Patchwork – This will be the premiere performance of a new one-woman show by Barbara Bates Smith, featuring characters created by novelist Lee Smith (no relation). Musical accompaniment by Jeff Sebens. Free and open to the public at 2 p.m. at the Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 12 – Storyteller Tim Lowry – Lowry, a native of southeastern Kentucky, mixes folk tales and his own personal narratives and has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennesse, and many other festivals.Co-sponsored by the Weaverville Library.  7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free and open to the public. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140.

August 15-September 7 – Exhibition of UNC Asheville student work in theater costuming – Part of the U.S. Premiere of International Exhibition Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, curated by UNC Asheville Visiting Professor of Drama Igor Roussanoff.  Free and open to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. Info: iroussan@unca.edu

August 15-28 – Renderings and drawings from Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, curated by UNC Asheville Visiting Professor of Drama Igor Roussanoff. This is the U.S. debut of an international exhibit that first opened in Moscow in 2015. Reception on Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. Exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. Info: iroussan@unca.edu

August 22-September 21 – U.S. Premiere of International Exhibition Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015 – This exhibit features more than 1,500 costume designs from 31 countries, with drawings, videos and actual costumes. Curated by UNC Asheville Visiting Professor of Drama Igor Roussanoff, this exhibit first opened in Moscow in 2015. Reception at 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall. Free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery and the Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery. Info: iroussan@unca.edu

August 23 – Special Performance – UNC Asheville Professor of Music Wayne Kirby and Spanish costume/performance artist Maríaelena Roqué. Part of the U.S. Premiere of International Exhibition Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, spanning many UNC Asheville galleries and featuing more than 1,500 costume designs from 31 countries, with drawings, videos and actual costumes. Free and open to the public at 6 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union Grotto. Info: iroussan@unca.edu

August 28 – Autumn Players Readers Theater: The Circle – Somerset Maugham’s drama The Circle, directed by Elliot Weiner will be presented as readers theater by the Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre. General admission seating; $6 at the door. 2:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140