In science fiction shows, when a spaceship accelerates to warp speed, everything becomes a blur. That’s August in a nutshell. Hang on tight, and follow along with some tips from WNC Parent on getting organized for the school year, getting a handle on your closet situation, and much more online at wncparent.com.
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YMCA Mobile Market
YMCA Mobile Market is at the Oakley/South Asheville Library 10:30 a.m. – noon Aug. 12. Bring grocery bags and get fresh food. Distributions are free. The market provides fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and more. Visit buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/library or call 828-250-4758.
Roots + Wings School of Art and Design
Create with books with help from Roots + Wings School of Art and Design at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Pack Memorial Library. For details, call 828-250-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/library/branch-locations/pack-memorial.aspx.
“Honey I Shrunk the Kids”
Watch “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Aug. 12 at Pack Square Park. Bring your chairs or a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. Movies start at dusk with activities in the Rec n Roll Play Zone starting at 7 p.m. For updates, visit ashevilleparksandrecreation.com
Music on Main
Music on Main is Aug. 12 in downtown Hendersonville, including live music and a classic car show. For details, visit visithendersonvillenc.org.
Second Saturday arts events are Aug. 13 in the River Arts District, including live demos and tricks for kids at Phil Mechanic Studios. For details, visit riverartsdistrict.com.
Pop Up Book Sale
Friends of the Library Pop Up Book Sale is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Black Mountain Library. Call 828-250-4756 or email email@example.com.
Outdoor story time
Outdoor story time is at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Fairview Library. Bring a blanket or folding chairs. This story time will be geared to children ages 3 and older and their caregivers. For details, call 828-250-6484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shindig On the Green
Shindig On the Green is at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in Pack Square Park. The event includes music, dancing, storytelling and more. Visit folkheritage.org/asheville-events/shindig-on-the-green-2021.
PAWS for Reading
PAWS for Reading – Children can read to a certified therapy dog. Call your preferred location to sign up. Visit hendersoncountync.gov/library.
· Mills River Library: 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31. Call 828-890-1850.
· Etowah Library: 4 p.m. Aug. 15. Call 828-891-6577.
· Henderson Main Library: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Call 828-697-4725.
Twilight in the Treetops
Twilight in the Treetops is at 8 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 3 at Adventure Center of Asheville. Climb 10 – 50 feet in the air as the sun sets and thousands of colored lights illuminate the aerial trails and challenges. Ages 4 and older. For reservations, call 877-247-5539 or visit ashevilletreetopsadventurepark.com.
Auditions for “Elf The Musical”
Auditions for all ages for “Elf The Musical” are Aug. 15 – 16 at Asheville Community Theatre. Audition details are at ashevilletheatre.org/get-involved/audition.
This article originally appeared on Asheville Citizen Times: WNC Parent Family Weekend Calendar August 12-15 and beyond