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Calendar of Events
April 2014 Events

Compiled by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Information Subject to Change or Cancellation

Call each event to confirm dates, times, location & possible cancellations

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
Garden Jubilee | Music on Main Street | Street Dances | NC Apple Festival | Farm City Day | Home for the Holidays
Dogwood Trail | Apple Blossom Tour

April 1 - December 31
Golden Age - "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit, Apple Valley Model Railroad Club's replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the United States; the Civil War Exhibit features artifacts of military weaponry & uniforms; and a replica of Hendersonville’s first general store; Henderson County Heritage Museum, Wed.- Sat. 10:00AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 1:00PM-5:00PM, free, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619

April 1 - May 23
Biltmore Blooms, Biltmore Estate, a steady progression of colorful blooms, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812

April 2 - 13
NC Stage Company presents “Venus in Fur”,  Wed-Sat 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm, Asheville, NC  828-239-0263

April 3 - 19
Flat Rock Playhouse season opener presents Neil’s Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Wed-Sat 8pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm, Adult Language, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

April 4 & 5
Asheville Lyric Opera presents Don Giovanni, Diana Wortham Theatre, 8pm, Adults $30-$58, Students/Children $17-$40, Asheville, NC 828-236-0670

April 5
Carolina Concert Choir Spring Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Thomas Auditorium, 3pm-5pm, works of American composers and poets, $18/adults, $5/students with ID, Flat Rock, NC 828-891-8416

Hendersonville Swing Band, Hendersonville High School Auditorium, 3pm, $10, benefits Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Hendersonville, NC

April 6 & 27
Hendersonville Chamber Music, featuring Rawlins Piano Trio, 3pm-5pm, $20/adults, students free, First Congregational Church, Hendersonville, NC, 828-808-2314

April 10
Henderson County Library presents the Kenmure Show Chorus, 6:30pm-7:30pm, performing show tunes, free & open to the public, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4725

April 11
Diana Wortham Theatre presents The Pedrito Martinez Group, 8pm, $15-$30, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC, 828-257-4530

April 11 - 13, 17 - 20, 24 - 27
Hendersonville Little Theatre presents “Close Ties”, an exceptionally heartwarming play that touches on the dynamics of family, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-1082

April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Asheville Community Theatre presents the comedy Dearly Departed, Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Asheville, NC  828-254-1320

April 12
Holmes Educational State Forest presents "Birds, Buds and Ephemeral Blossoms", join a ranger and volunteer guide to observe the birds of the forest, bring binoculars and sturdy hiking shoes, meet in the parking lot for an hour and half guided hike, expect some moderate inclines, 10am & 2pm, is free of charge, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-0100

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium Concert Series, First Citizen Plaza on Main St., 1pm, free, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8386

Fletcher Easter Egg Hunt, Fletcher Community Park, 12noon for ages 2-12 years, 10,000 Easter eggs will be hidden on 5 fields, sponsored by Fletcher Parks & Recreation, Fletcher, NC 828- 687-0751

Asheville Symphony Orchestra presents Trumpet Spectacular, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 8pm, Asheville, NC 828-254-7046

April 12 & 13
Mother Earth News Fair, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, a family-friendly sustainable living event that features 200 hands-on workshops and demos, Fletcher, NC 785-274-4307

April 14
Diana Wortham Theatre presents Junie B Jones, musical, 10am, 12pm, grades K-5, $6-$7, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC, 828-257-4530

April 16
Henderson County Library Youth Programs hosts Sharon Clarke - Appalachian tales & music, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4725

April 17 - May 11
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents The Fantasticks, the longest-running production of any kind in the world, Wed-Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm, $40, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

April 18
Diana Wortham Theatre presents The Teetotalers, 8pm, $15-$30, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC, 828-257-4530

April 19
Easter Egg Hunt, Jackson Park, 12Noon-2pm, a family fun event featuring an egg hunt, music, prizes, food, the Easter Bunny and inflatables, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-4884

10k Trial Race, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9am, 6.2 mile trail race will be run completely on forest trails providing beautiful and unique scenery, part of the Asheville Track Club’s 2014 Grand Prix Series, early registration: $30, registration after April 16: $40, after April 16th runners must register at Fletcher Town Hall or on-site on race day, race day registration from 7:30–8:30am, sponsored by Fletcher Parks & Recreation, Cedar Mountain, NC 828-687-0751

April 20
Henderson County Churches are Uniting to invite everyone to an Easter Sunrise Service at Jump off Rock Park in Laurel Park, parking is limited at Jump off Rock Park, a shuttle van will run from the First Congregational Church parking lot on the corner of 5th Ave W. & White Pine Dr; arrive prior to 6:30am to catch the shuttle, service begins at 7am, shuttles will bring everyone back to the First Congregational Church where breakfast will be served, Hendersonville NC

59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Chimney Rock State Park, free non-denominational Easter celebration features live instrumental music, spiritual songs and breathtaking scenery; gate opens 5am, closes 6am for 6:30am service, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611 or

April 25 & 26
Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, more than 30 authors free admission to speakers & exhibits, children’s activities Saturday 10am ages 3 to grade 5; Flat Rock, NC

Bullington Gardens Spring Plant Sale, 9am-4pm, featuring a wide variety of native and non-native perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable starts, and small trees & shrubs; proceeds from the sale benefit the educational programs at Bullington Gardens, Hendersonville, NC 828-698-6104

April 25 - 27
United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) Dog Agility Trial, FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center), dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed;8:00am-2:00pm, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dogs comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club, Tryon, NC  828-713-3278

April 26
Spring Festival at the Farm, Historic Johnson Farm, 10am-4pm, fun for the whole family, arts & crafts, pound cake sale, house tours, food, entertainment, wagon & tractor rides, adults $6, students $4, preschoolers free, free parking, Hendersonville, NC  828-891-6585

WNC Mountain Wine Festival, Mountain Lodge, 12pm-5pm, Advance Tickets $25, at the Door $30, Designated Driver/Under 21 $10 per person; ticket includes wine tastings fromm all participating wineries, hors d'oeuvres, live music & a souvenir glass; lawn blankers welcome, no outside food or drink, no pets, Flat Rock, NC 828-685-4002

Hendersonville Chorale presents "I Dream of Spring" Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Thomas Auditorium, 3pm, Adults $15, Children & Students free, Flat Rock, NC

"Bluegrass to Bach" Concert Series 2014 presents an evening with modern-folk duo "Friction Farm", guest appearance by Todd Hoke, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, doors opern 6:30pm, concert starts 7pm, suggested donation $15,
refreshments available, Hendersonville, NC 828- 693-3157

Earth Day Celebration, Chimney Rock Park, 11am-3pm, learn about the work being done to protect the beautiful landscape, booths will be located in Chimney Rock Village behind the Old Rock Café, free, Chimney Rock, NC

April 26 & 27
Home & Garden Expo, WNC Agricultural Center Davis Arena, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-299-7001 

April 27
Hendersonville Chamber Music presents the Carolinas Brass Quintet, 3pm-5pm, $20/adults, students free, First Congregational Church, Hendersonville, NC 828-808-2314

Call phone number listed on each event to confirm dates. times, location & possible cancellations