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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many events have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead — or check with organizer's websites — to verify the status of any local event.



Saturday, May 16

HENDERSON COUNTY TAILGATE MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon, 100 N. King St., downtown Hendersonville. The market will continue on Saturday mornings through October.

MILLS RIVER FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon, temporary location at G&B Energy, 5046 Boylston Hwy #1, Mills River. The market will be held Saturday mornings through October.

Tuesday, May 19

POP-UP PANTRY, 4-6 p.m., Saluda Presbyterian Church, 54 Carolina Avenue, Saluda. The pantry, which recently reopened, provides weekly drive-through grocery pick-up. Pantry guests are asked to first drive to the Saluda Baptist Church parking lot and follow directions provided by Pantry volunteers to receive pre-packaged boxes of groceries. The pantry operates in partnership with MANNA Food Bank of Asheville, with funding from the Church of the Transfiguration and donations from members and businesses of the Saluda community.

Thursday, May 21

FREE WNC COVID-19 LEGAL HOTLINE, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Asheville. Several organizations are teaming up to answer legal questions related to the coronavirus pandemic — from Western North Carolina residents only — for a six-hour period. The hotline number is 560-3700. Volunteer attorneys from the participating groups will provide free advice to individuals with concerns about house, bills or debt, safety from abuse, health insurance, unemployment insurance benefits and stimulus payments. They also will take calls from small business-owners and nonprofit leaders affected by COVID-19. “Attorneys can only answer questions based on North Carolina and federal law, so will not be able to assist callers from neighboring out-of-state areas,” a press release stated. Participating teams include the Buncombe County Bar, Pisgah Legal Services, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

FLAT ROCK FARMERS MARKET, 3-6 p.m., Pinecrest ARP Church parking lot, 1790 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The Flat Rock Farmers Market will continue on Thursday afternoons through October.

Saturday, May 30

BMC DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES, 9 p.m., parking lot adjacent to Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at Brevard Music Center, 349 Adante Lane, Brevard. BMC will debut its eight-film summer drive-in movie series with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Films will be shown on a 30-foot screen. Each car will be given a free bag of candy and popcorn. The popcorn will be provided by Brevard’s Co-Ed Cinema. Ingles, the event sponsor, will provide the candy. Audio will be provided via FM transmission to the moviegoer’s car radio. Each showing will be limited to 80 cars. Tickets — at $15 per car — must be purchased up to one hour before showtime at Gates will open one hour before showtime. Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. May 26. “No tickets will be sold on-site at BMC, and there will be no physicial BMC Box Office during the Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies film presentation,” the organizers noted. Aside from the May 30 debute show, the season’s complete film schedule had not been released as of presstime.

Saturday, June 6

HENDERSON FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Historic Train Depot, 650 Maple St., Hendersonville. The market will be held on Saturday mornings through October.



Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2020 22:04


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