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CULTURE: Holiday Events
Draw an Easter Bunny - Learn step-by-step drawing instructions in the art area. Through April 19. Free with $5 admission; free for members. Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-697-8333, www.handsonwnc.org.
Thumb Bunny Craft - Learn to use your thumb to create a thumb bunny as Easter draws near. Fri., April 18. Free with $5 admission; free for members. Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-697-8333, www.handsonwnc.org.
Muriel or The Time of Return - Foreign film series presents 1963 film about a woman, her old lover, her stepson, and his fiancee Muriel. Fri., April 18, 8 p.m. Donations, 828-273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com. Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St., 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.
World War II and the Holocaust - Associate professor of history Tracey Rizzo and history lecturer Eric Roubinek present discussion. Fri., April 18, 11:25 a.m. Free, 828-251-6808, humanities.unca.edu. Lipinsky Auditorium, UNCA Campus, (Asheville - North).
CULTURE: Literary
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.
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.
Frances Mayes - Mayes will share her coming of age story in her memoir Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir. Fri., April 18, 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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