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Tuesday, July 23, 2024
PARI Summer STEM and Space Exploration Camps
Jul 23 – Aug 1 all-day
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Unleash your curiosity of the unknown when you retreat to a dark sky oasis where the stars are innumerable
and beckon overhead. Let the magnificence of space overwhelm you as you discover the mysteries that still
confound scientists, it just might drive you to become tomorrow’s astronauts, physicists, and engineers.
Come learn how different telescopes work and use them and real data to explore space just like professional
scientists do. PARI is a unique site, rich in space science history, and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains
of North Carolina, where an abundance of adventures awaits. From Space and Science to tubing, waterfall
swimming and roller skating, there are fun, refreshing activities for everyone.
Your Next Adventure Awaits!
When you look up at night and see a field of twinkling lights or the bright crescent of the Moon, what is it
you think of? Maybe you wonder what makes the stars burn and how they came to be, or what planets might
orbit them and the worlds they hold. Perhaps you see patterns that tell a story or point the way to a place
beyond the horizon. Or, do they instill in you a sense of adventure and desire to explore?
Space is a frontier that sparks imagination and curiosity to discover and understand. It invokes the same
spirit that drove ancient peoples to sail into the unknown and pioneers to set out across continents. To reach
into space requires tenacity and grit, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds who’ve studied,
experimented, and pushed humanity’s abilities forward again and again.
The summer of 2024 will begin PARI’s twenty- third summer camp season. It brings camp programs where
campers explore the ways that researchers delve the depths of our universe to make new discoveries, and the
challenges that humans face when leaving the Earth to explore the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
It is also the third summer of our new partnership with Clemson University. This collaboration expands our
ability to inspire with new topics and resources and will reach even more campers who will become the next
generation of scientists and explorers.
Have you got what it takes to conquer STEM and Space?
PARI Summer Camps
Mission Control: Martian Frontier
-Do you have what it takes to plan a mission to another planet?
Gain confidence, learn space science, and strive to make it to a new world in this combination role-play—academic
camp. The wide variety of topics makes this camp a good fit for a range of interests. You’ll tackle challenges in
space craft and habitat design, astronaut health and well-being, and capturing public interest while swaying others
to support your plan.
This camp is designed for middle and high school aged campers.
Above & Beyond
-Models the research process followed by professionals in space science!
Our signature and most academically intensive camp explores the universe through astronomy, physics, and
astrobiology. Use real research-grade instruments and data to investigate objects like super-nova remnants and
distant star clusters, or map the Milky Way. One small step as a space explorer, one giant step in launching your
career in space.
This camp is designed for high school aged campers.
3D Planets – PARI Edition
Lunar and Martian Geography, 3D Modeling & Printing
What is the surface of other planets like? How do we find out and turn that information into a three dimensional
model? Can we accurately recreate other places in the solar system with a 3D printer in a way that anyone can
see and touch and gain an understanding of places beyond Earth? Campers will investigate these questions and
delve into the processes of making science accessible to all. The PARI edition will feature a field trip to a unique
mountain location to experience the beauty of the Land of Waterfalls.
This camp is available in versions for either middle school or high school aged campers.
Clemson & PARI Summer Camps
3D Planets – Clemson Edition
Lunar and Martian Geography, 3D Modeling & Printing
What is the surface of other planets like? How do we find out and turn that information into a three dimensional
model? Can we accurately recreate other places in the solar system with a 3D printer in a way that anyone can
see and touch and gain an understanding of places beyond Earth? Campers will investigate these questions and
delve into the processes of making science accessible to all.
The Clemson Edition of this camp will feature a guest speaker from Clemson University who will engage campers
with the science and research going on there. Campers will also hike to a unique mountain location in the Land of
Waterfalls.
This camp is designed for middle school aged campers.
Advanced 3D Planets – Clemson Edition
Lunar and Martian Geography, 3D Modeling & Printing
What is the surface of other planets like? How do we find out and turn that information into a three dimensional
model? Can we accurately recreate other places in the solar system with a 3D printer in a way that anyone can
see and touch and gain an understanding of places beyond Earth? Campers will investigate these questions and
delve into the processes of making science accessible to all.
The advanced version of this camp is designed for high school aged campers and will go deeper into the math
behind how the data is modeled in the computer. We will also learn to represent 3D models with code.
The Clemson Edition of this camp will feature a field trip to Clemson University where students experience the
science and research going on there.
This camp is designed for high school aged campers.
3D Planets – Clemson Edition
6/16/2024 3 PM – 6/21/2024 10 AM
Ages 11 – 15
Advanced 3D Planets – Clemson Edition
6/23/2024 3 PM – 6/28/2024 10 AM
Ages 14 – 17 years
3D Planets – PARI Edition
6/30/2024 3 PM – 7/5/2024 10 AM
Ages 11 – 15
Above & Beyond
7/7/2024 3 PM – 7/18/2024 10 AM
Grades 9th – 12th
Martian Frontier
7/21/2024 3 PM – 8/1/2024 10 AM
Grades 7th – 12th
Empowering today’s campers to become tomorrow’s leaders in space and science discovery

Saturday, August 10, 2024
SC Arms Collectors Association Gun + Knife Show
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

SC Arms Collectors Association Gun & Knife Show – Hall 1 – Parking off Exposition Drive

SCACA ADMISSION

ADULTS: $10.00  |  MILITARY: $8.00  

12 Yrs. & Under: Free when accompanied by an adult.  

Must Show Military ID

Greenville Convention Center Parking

   $5.00 Per Vehicle   

​DATES:

January 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

August 10 & 11, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

December 21 & 22, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

April 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

October 26 & 27, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, August 11, 2024
SC Arms Collectors Association Gun + Knife Show
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

SC Arms Collectors Association Gun & Knife Show – Hall 1 – Parking off Exposition Drive

SCACA ADMISSION

ADULTS: $10.00  |  MILITARY: $8.00  

12 Yrs. & Under: Free when accompanied by an adult.  

Must Show Military ID

Greenville Convention Center Parking

   $5.00 Per Vehicle   

​DATES:

January 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

August 10 & 11, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

December 21 & 22, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

April 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

October 26 & 27, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, August 18, 2024
Knit-n-Give
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, September 15, 2024
Knit-n-Give
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, October 20, 2024
Knit-n-Give
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Saturday, October 26, 2024
SC Arms Collectors Association Gun + Knife Show
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

SC Arms Collectors Association Gun & Knife Show – Hall 1 – Parking off Exposition Drive

SCACA ADMISSION

ADULTS: $10.00  |  MILITARY: $8.00  

12 Yrs. & Under: Free when accompanied by an adult.  

Must Show Military ID

Greenville Convention Center Parking

   $5.00 Per Vehicle   

​DATES:

January 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

August 10 & 11, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

December 21 & 22, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

April 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

October 26 & 27, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, October 27, 2024
SC Arms Collectors Association Gun + Knife Show
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

SC Arms Collectors Association Gun & Knife Show – Hall 1 – Parking off Exposition Drive

SCACA ADMISSION

ADULTS: $10.00  |  MILITARY: $8.00  

12 Yrs. & Under: Free when accompanied by an adult.  

Must Show Military ID

Greenville Convention Center Parking

   $5.00 Per Vehicle   

​DATES:

January 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

August 10 & 11, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

December 21 & 22, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

April 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

October 26 & 27, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Friday, November 15, 2024
The Fifth Annual Asheville Tattoo Arts Festival
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville

The original and best tattoo festival is back in Asheville once more for the Fifth Annual Asheville Tattoo Arts Festival! Hosted by Villain Arts at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, this event will feature hundreds of tattoo artists, some from across the country, and a few from around the world, specializing in all different tattooing styles. Some artists you may already even know, like Anwon Boneface Johnson (Ink Master seasons 8, 9 & Grudge Match), Big Jaz (Ink Master season 12), or Charles Whitfield (VH1.) Attendees can enter their new or existing ink in tattoo competitions! Or shop among our numerous vendors selling everything from clothing and jewelry to oddities and more. The festival will also feature live entertainment, including sideshow acts and human suspension! There truly is something here for everyone to enjoy. So, don’t delay! Join the fun and get some ink this weekend at the Fifth Annual Asheville Tattoo Arts Festival!

Event Hours by Day:
Friday 15th 2pm-11pm
Saturday 16th 11am-11pm
Sunday 17th 11am-8pm

Tickets:
$25 for a 1-day pass
$50 for a 3-day pass
Free admission for children under 12

Sunday, November 17, 2024
Knit-n-Give
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, December 15, 2024
Knit-n-Give
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Saturday, December 21, 2024
SC Arms Collectors Association Gun + Knife Show
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

SC Arms Collectors Association Gun & Knife Show – Hall 1 – Parking off Exposition Drive

SCACA ADMISSION

ADULTS: $10.00  |  MILITARY: $8.00  

12 Yrs. & Under: Free when accompanied by an adult.  

Must Show Military ID

Greenville Convention Center Parking

   $5.00 Per Vehicle   

​DATES:

January 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

August 10 & 11, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

December 21 & 22, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

April 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

October 26 & 27, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, December 22, 2024
SC Arms Collectors Association Gun + Knife Show
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

SC Arms Collectors Association Gun & Knife Show – Hall 1 – Parking off Exposition Drive

SCACA ADMISSION

ADULTS: $10.00  |  MILITARY: $8.00  

12 Yrs. & Under: Free when accompanied by an adult.  

Must Show Military ID

Greenville Convention Center Parking

   $5.00 Per Vehicle   

​DATES:

January 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

August 10 & 11, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

December 21 & 22, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

April 20 & 21, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

October 26 & 27, 2024

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday, January 19, 2025
Knit-n-Give
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2025
Knit-n-Give
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, March 16, 2025
Knit-n-Give
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, April 20, 2025
Knit-n-Give
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, May 18, 2025
Knit-n-Give
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, June 15, 2025
Knit-n-Give
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sunday, July 20, 2025
Knit-n-Give
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities