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Dec
13
Thu
2018
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas @ Flat Rock Playhouse
Dec 13 all-day

All new! In 2017, we broke box office records with A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. In 2018, come join us for a brand new version of this holiday tradition.

Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM

Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731

Guild Member’s Show
Dec 13 all-day
Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells! @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Dec 13 all-day

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Showtimes are Thursdays at 3:00PM, Fridays at 1:00PM and 4:00PM, Saturdays at 1:00PM and 4:00PM, and Sundays at 3:00PM.

 

Playhouse Downtown 125 S. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Reclaimed Creations @ NC Arboretum
Dec 13 all-day

Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.

About the Artist

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general (but not identical) direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.”

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
Dec 13 all-day

All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!

Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 9, 2018, and operates through December 31, 2018.

Tis the Season” 2018 @ Silver Hill Memorial United Methodist Church
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

“Tis the Season” is a Non-Denominational, Non-Profit event Free of charge to All. Artist, Musicians, Performers of every kind come together to celebrate the birth of Christ. We share the gifts that our God has given to us with the community at large. You are invited, bring the family, bring your friends to the Best Free Christmas Celebration of the season. Saturday, December 22nd 6pm @ the HILL – Silver Hill Memorial UMC.

https://www.facebook.com/events/552350931855285/

Dec
14
Fri
2018
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas @ Flat Rock Playhouse
Dec 14 all-day

All new! In 2017, we broke box office records with A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. In 2018, come join us for a brand new version of this holiday tradition.

Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM

Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731

Guild Member’s Show
Dec 14 all-day
Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells! @ Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown
Dec 14 all-day

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Showtimes are Thursdays at 3:00PM, Fridays at 1:00PM and 4:00PM, Saturdays at 1:00PM and 4:00PM, and Sundays at 3:00PM.

 

Playhouse Downtown 125 S. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Reclaimed Creations @ NC Arboretum
Dec 14 all-day

Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.

About the Artist

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general (but not identical) direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.”

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
Dec 14 all-day

All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!

Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 9, 2018, and operates through December 31, 2018.

Wreaths Across America (WAA) 2018 @ Greenville HOG Chapter
Dec 14 @ 6:00 am – Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

Many have been asking so here are the details.
We will meet at Walgreens parking lot on Fairview Rd off 385.
KSU at 6:00am on Friday, Dec. 14th
Ride down to Columbia and join some veterans and have LEO escort to cemetery and unload a trailer there. Should be done by 10:30-11:00 and you can ride back as a group.

For the group that is planning to continue on and support our fallen, here is the deal.

We will finish with trailer in Columbia and head straight down to Lakeland, FL. We will have dinner once we get into the Orlando area. For those that are making this voyage, don’t delay, call right away.
Friday night stay is at:
Holiday Inn Express
4500 Lakeland Park Dr
Lakeland, FL
877.320.8457

Early rise and line up for 3rd largest wreath laying in America. After finishing with the unload that day, we will bust up interstate and stay in Tifton, GA Sat night:
Hilton Garden Inn
201 Boo Dr
Tifton, GA. 31793
229.382.8484

We will have a nice dinner there and get some rest before heading home early Sunday. Last year we arrived back in Greenville around 2:00pm

Little tidbits about the event(s):
It will be cold. But it was also cold when these young men and women gave their lives for us and they didn’t complain having to sleep in it. I’m sure we can withstand a couple hours. Toughen up buttercup

Wear a long sleeve shirt that you are willing to throw away. These are live wreaths and the sleeves will be sticky when you’re finished. You will not want to put your coat on over it so bring a shirt to change to after you finish.

Bring a pair of gloves that again, you’re willing to chunk afterwards. Good chance of being sticky and you will not want your hands uncovered as these wreaths are cold and you may never get the sticky washed off.

If you know someone who is going, share a room. Communicate with Scott or Robert if you plan to go down Thurs night and stay in Columbia. We leave at 6:00am but sure don’t want to miss someone by 45 seconds and make them ride alone in the dark. So send a quick text if you’re going. If you are “thinking about it”…don’t send a text. Keep the back-n-forth for yourself until you’re sure and it will be simple for everyone.

Jeff Nelson will lead this ride again and has completed several of these so you can also reach out to him if you have specific questions. It’s pretty straight forward. It’s gonna be cold, you will get sticky, you may ruin a long sleeve shirt and pair of gloves. But it will be one of the most rewarding things you will do see.

Don’t forget, you can go online and buy a wreath or a box of wreaths. Cheap expense to be part of getting a wreath on every soldiers headstone. While hundreds of thousands are done, there are still hundreds of thousands that get no wreath. You can make a small difference. Grab your company and they can have a tax deductible donation. You can do this. The only reason not every headstone has a wreath is because many folks still do not know this happens. Go online and look it up and take to school, work, neighbors. And don’t forget that you can request which cemetery it goes to. You can decide Columbia (Ft Jackson) or Lakeland (Florida National Cemetery) actually in Bushnell
And remember to say Greenville HOG

https://www.facebook.com/events/1970787363219211/

Toys For Tots Donation Drop-Off @ Greenville Marriott
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

‘Tis the Season for giving! Please join us in collecting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys this holiday for our partners at #ToysForTots. Your donations may be dropped off at the Front Desk of our hotel until Friday, December 14th! #GreenvilleMarriott #AuroONE #MakeADifference #HolidaySpirit

https://www.facebook.com/events/504021090100802/?event_time_id=504021103434134

Carolina Wellness Christmas Party @ Carolina Wellness
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

YOU’RE INVITED! Next Friday (December 14th) we will be having a Christmas Party that you don’t want to miss!!! 🎁🎄🎁 Join us at the office to see Damien or our new Nurse Practitioner Tori! We will be offering Xeomin for only $9 a unit! Spots are limited so call to schedule your appointment!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/513768175773960/

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration (December) @ Biltmore
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019 (daily)

*Included with estate admission.
*Does not include “Candlelight Christmas Evenings”

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

Learn more about #ChristmasAtBiltmore or plan your visit: biltmore.com/Christmas

https://www.facebook.com/events/104655743803303/?event_time_id=104655817136629

Christmas Bazaar @ McCarthy Teszler School
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Christmas goods, made by students, will be for sale at McCarthy Teszler on December 14 from 9am to 1pm. Come support your students and all of their hard work!

Cash and Check only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2416535088363784/

Food Truck Friday @ Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Come Eat Before the Christmas Parade

Friday, December 14th • 10 am – 6 pm

Various Food Trucks

Artisans/Vendors with Handmade Goods

​Tree Decorating in the Barn

Make & Take Traditional Christmas Crafts and Decorations

Design Your Own Holiday Glyph at the Petroglyph Site

“North Pole Nuggets” Dig for Special Gems for Prizes

Storytime


Join Us Again After the Christmas Parade

Friday, December 14th • 8:30 pm – 10 pm

Entertainment

Christmas Sing-Alongs Around the Bonfire

Refreshments – Popcorn, Peanuts, S’mores, Hot Cider and Chocolate

https://www.facebook.com/events/344428749442647/

FREE Santa Photos at Asheville Outlets @ Ashevlle Outlets
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

FREE Santa Photos are back at Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com)! From November 17th through December 24th, every family who visits Santa will receive two FREE 4”x6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. FREE Santa photo is sponsored by Great Beginnings Great Smiles; the FREE Santa photo set is sponsored by North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights.

Santa’s Photo Hours are:
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday, Sundays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer weekdays and Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. + 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located at food court. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply, valid only through December 24, 2018.

Home School Art December Session @ Hearts Of Clay
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

2 times a Month on Fridays from 10am until 11:30am $25 a month pays for both sessions during that month. December 28th will be the 2nd session for December.
Pay for 3 months and save! $60 for 3 months of art!
The first session of each month we will create with clay, the second session of each month will return to paint what you created and learn a new technique!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1083409985142710/

Solar Observing in the Boeing Observatory
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get an up-close look at the Sun through our solar scope on these days and times:
Mon. – Fri: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: All Observatory activities are dependent on clear skies.
*Observatory may be in use for scheduled school classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.