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Calendar of Events
April 2015 Events

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

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Calendar of Events | Garden Jubilee | Music on Main Street | Street Dances | Monday Night Live | NC Apple Festival | Farm City Day | Home for the Holidays
Dogwood Trail | Apple Blossom Tour

April 1 - May 25
Biltmore Blooms, Biltmore Estate, a steady progression of colorful blooms, 9am-9pm, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812

April 5
Easter Sunrise Service, Chimney Rock Park, 5:30am, Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, Scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. This special 60th Anniversary year will feature live music and breathtaking scenery. Guests who attend the Sunrise Service are invited to stay to enjoy the Park all day, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611

April 6 - 10
The Arts Council of Henderson County presents Artists of Tomorrow, First Citizens Bank on Main Street, gallery hours 9am-5pm, Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm on Fridays, Hendersonville, NC  828- 693-8504

April 6 - 12
Spring Break Family Fun, Chimney Rock State Park, Our resident education animals are the stars of these programs, led by a Park naturalist, who will explain each animal’s role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the Park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611

April 7 & 8
Diana Wortham Theatre’s Mainstage Series presents Pilobolus, collaborative choreographic process and unique weight-sharing approach to partnering, has appeared on Sesame Street, 60 Minutes, Late Night with Conan O’Brien; 8pm, Regular $48; Student $43; Child $20, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

April 10 & 11
BBQ Cookoff & Bluegrass, WNC Farmers Market, Asheville, NC  828-253-1691 x16

April 11
Diana Wortham Theatre’s Mainstage Series presents New York Voices, vocal acuity and seamless harmony are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award winning quartet New York Voices whose incomparable blending, creative rearrangement; 8pm, Regular $35; Student $30; Child $15, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

WNC Farmers Market Car Show, WNC Farmers Market, Asheville, NC  828-253-1691

April 11 & 12
Arabian Spring Classic Horse Show, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, Fletcher, NC 785-845-3266

Mother Earth News Fair, WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds, a family-friendly sustainable living event that featuring hands-on workshops, gardening, demos, organic food and drink, Sat. 9am-7pm, Sun. 9am-5pm, Fletcher, NC  785-845-3266 or 800-234-3368

April 14 & 15
Diana Wortham Theatre’s Mainstage Series presents Curious George Theatreworks USA, the lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical; 10am & 12pm, Regular $35; Student $30; Child $15, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

April 16-19 & 23 - 26
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents Music on the Rock: The Music of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, tribute concert featuring the hits of the artists, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008

April 17
Diana Wortham Theatre presents Intersections Sing Together Series “Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag”, singing in spirited sessions led by musicians Beth & Jim Magill, 6:30pm, Adults $10, Children $8 12 & under, children under 2 free, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

April 17 – May 3
Asheville Community Theatre presents A Streetcar Named Desire, the classic by Tennessee Williams, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 2:30pm, Asheville NC 828-245-1320

April 18
Carolina Concert Choir present their Spring Concert, featuring Music of the Civil War, 3pm, Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-7889

April 18 – May 2
Designer Showcase Loft Tour at 104 N. Main St, Hendersonville’s premier interior designers showcasing their talents, Mon. – Sat. 10am-4pm & Sun. 1pm-4pm, $20, Hendersonville, NC  828-233-3216

April 23 - 26
Donny Edwards Live! “An Authentic Heart & Soul Tribute to “The King”, Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, a respected veteran and grand champion of 2 of the biggest Elvis contests in the world, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731

April 24 & 25
Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, featuring workshops for writers, presentations by published authors, as well as book sales and signings; Flat Rock, NC 828-694-1704

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

Lanier Library Poetry Festival,celebrating American poetry, featuring Richard Blanco and Keith Flynn, Lanier Library and nearby venues in Tryon, NC, 828-859-9535

April 24 - 26
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; Fri & Sat 8am-2pm, Sun 8am-12pm, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dogs comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club, Tryon, NC  828-713-3278

Asheville Lyric Opera presents “West Side Story”, is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

April 24 - 26, 30, May 3 & 7-10
Hendersonville Little Theatre presents the Tony and Oscar award winning musical “Dreamgirls”, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-1082

April 25
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, free parking, Hendersonville, NC 828-891-6585

Earth Day at Chimney Rock Park, 10:30am-4pm, join Chimney Rock rangers, biologists and other environmental educators to learn about the great work being done to protect our beautiful landscape, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611

April 25 & 25
Asheville Kitchen & Bath Show, WNC Agricultural Center Event Center, 10am-5pm, find expert advice from dozens of exhibitors offering cabinetry, countertops, cookware, cooking demonstrations, workshops on design and remodeling; Adults $10 at the door, $5 in advance, Children 12 & under free, Fletcher, NC 828-692-3230

April 26
Hendersonville Chamber Music presents the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, 3pm, $20/adults, First Congregational Church, Hendersonville, NC 828-808-2314 or 828-696-2118

April 30
Diana Wortham Theatre’s Mainstage Series presents The Barra MacNeils, an array of accordion, fiddle, harp, guitar, bodhrán, bouzouki, uilleann pipes, piano, mandolin; 8pm, Regular $30; Student $25; Child $15, Asheville, NC  828-257-4530

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