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Find things to do in Asheville, Hendersonville and nearby areas.
CULTURE: Shows + Festivals
Moogfest - Five-day festival is dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Visit Web site for details. Through April 27. www.moogfest.com. Downtown Asheville, Various Locations, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
CULTURE: History
Coming of the Railroad - Exhibit features replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the U.S. Through Dec. 31. Free, 828-694-1619. Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Courthouse, Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County).
Historic Courthouse Tours - Group tours offer a look at Henderson County's restored courthouse. Call to schedule a tour. Minimum of 10 people. Free, 828-694-5003. Historic Henderson County Courthouse, Main St, Hendersonville (Henderson County).
Transylvania Treasures - Stroll through the museum and learn about the communities that make up Transylvania. Through May 17. 828-884-2347. Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 West Main Street, Brevard.
County Heritage Museum - The Heritage Museum features exhibits on local history from the wilderness area to the present. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Henderson County Historic Courthouse, Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-694-1619.
CULTURE: Literary
Eclectic 4th Thursday Book Club - This is a discussion group, not a book review group. Thu., April 24 and Thu., May 22, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Henderson County Library, 301 N.Washington St, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-697-4725, www.henderson.lib.nc.us.
Hard Times Writing Contest - For contest guidelines, go online. Through May 31. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
Shakespeare Salon - Dr. Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University will curate this series of discussions about a Shakespeare play. Thu., April 24 and Thu., May 15, 5 p.m. Free. Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-6734, www.malaprops.com.
Little Free Library - Grace Preschool has built a Little Free Library, which is a hand-crafted structure that contains constantly changing collections of books for the community. Free, 828-693-4972, www.gracelutherannc.com. Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-693-4890.
Creative Prose Workshop - Tommy Hays leads course in Asheville for advanced prose writers with projects underway. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Continues through May 8. $413, www.unca.edu.
Poetry Course - Asheville course led by Eric Steineger teaches you how to find a home for your work. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Continues through April 24. $275.36, www.unca.edu.
Ann Vandermeer - Vandermeer will read and sign her book The Time Traveler's Almanac featuring 72 journeys into time from the likes of Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, and more. Thu., April 24, 7 p.m. Free. Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-6734, www.malaprops.com.
Balsam Mountain Roller Girls - Haywood County's first women's flat track roller derby league raises money for local charities. League looking for sponsors. 828-246-9124, www.balsammountainrollergirls.com.
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