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As you plan your outdoor adventures in Western North Carolina, consider exploring the stunning trails and waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, embarking on a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, trying your hand at fly fishing in the region’s pristine rivers, or testing your skills on the world-class mountain biking trails of Pisgah National Forest. With so many options to choose from, the natural beauty of the area is sure to inspire you to get outside and make the most of your time in this breathtaking region.

❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Into the Woods cast. Photo submitted Chris Papaioannou

  • Fluttering Splendor as ‘On the Wing’ Gallery Opens in the RAD

    Step into a world of vibrant butterflies suspended in acrylic cases, where owners Shane and Sam Trophia combine artistic vision with conservation efforts to preserve the majestic monarch population.

  • Hendo Earth Day Festival Coming Downtown

    The City of Hendersonville will celebrate Earth Day in style with the return of the Hendo Earth Fest on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will stretch from 6th Avenue to 4th Avenue in Downtown Hendersonville and is intended to entertain, educate and empower attendees to take action to protect […]

  • Bullington Gardens’ 20th Annual Spring Plant Sale

    All sale proceeds go toward Bullington’s mission to “teach, connect, and heal through plants.”

  • Falcons, Reynolds Split in Battle of 3A Local Elites

    West Henderson won by 15 runs a day before A.C. Reynolds won the rematch by a run, as the premier 3A level baseball programs of Hendersonville and Buncombe counties clashed last week in a potential state playoff preview.

Upcoming Events

A special spring performance is in store this month when North Carolina actor Susan King will portray legendary writer Emily Dickinson in William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst (one-hour version), directed by C. Robert Jones, on Sunday, April 21, at 4:00pm in the Parish Hall of St. John in the Wilderness in Hendersonville.

  • Join us at after/glow in Asheville on April 19th from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM for an electrifying night with DJ Dean Walker! Hailing from Miami, Dean Walker will be bringing a fresh blend of Afro House, Latin, and Tech house vibes to the dance floor. Get ready to move your feet and groove to the beat at this free event at The Radical on 95 Roberts Street. Don't miss out on this night of incredible music and good times. Visit the event website for more information and to add it to your trip planner. See you there!
  • Join us for the Cider, Wine, and Dine Weekend at Sawyer Springs Vineyard on April 19 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Enjoy live music by Rumor Mill, a duo that will make your soul dance! The winery will be open from 12-6pm for this special event celebrating Hendersonville's wine & cider. Taste delicious drinks, enjoy great music, and soak in the beauty of spring in the apple orchards. Don't miss out on this annual celebration of wine, cider, and good times. Visit for more information and to add the event to your calendar.
  • Join us for our Monthly Member Meeting on April 23rd from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, these meetings offer a variety of topics and activities, from socializing and networking to informational sessions and professional development opportunities. The meeting location rotates, so please email to find out where this month's meeting will be held and to learn more about the agenda. Don't miss this chance to connect with fellow members, expand your network, and gain valuable insights at our April Member Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

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