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October 2020

Live Drag and Burlesque On a Farm – with The Odditorium

October 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map

Join The Odditorium at SAHC's Community Farm on Friday October 2, 2020 as we host a very special, socially-distant outside seated event. The night will feature some of the best Drag and Burlesque that Asheville has to offer. Featuring Priscilla Chambers, Rebel Vitale, Calcutta, Orange Crush, and our special host, Ida Carolina. Additionally, lite bites and full bar will be available. We are thrilled to partner with local music venue The Odditorium to provide outdoor, socially-distanced space for events at…

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January 2021

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Public Lands

January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carvers gap with crowded parking area

Lunch & Learn: Public Lands Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 12 p.m. Public lands are facing an increasing bind: They're seeing a huge surge in visitors, but, at the same time, budgets to manage these lands have been cut. Overuse and a deferred maintenance backlog on public lands has been a slow-moving crisis, recently highlighted by huge increases in visitation. SAHC and our partners have been actively working to mitigate these impacts, improve visitor experiences, and educate the public about these…

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June 2021

Land Trust Day

June 5, 2021

Sunny summer days make the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures in the mountains you love. National Trails Day falls on the first Saturday in June – along with Land Trust Day! Conservation land trusts like Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy play a critical role in protecting and managing land and water resources that benefit you and millions of people in the Southeast. We are so grateful to local businesses who have stepped up to pledge matching gifts and other ways to…

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June Jamboree 2021

June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Roan Highlands - mountain view with rhododendron in foreground

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s annual June Jamboree is a celebration of land protection and resource management in the stunning Highlands of Roan. This year, we continue our annual celebration of outdoor recreation and conservation in the Roan Highlands, along with other SAHC focus areas, with a week-long schedule of virtual events as well as a month-long challenge to get involved in citizen-science! Join us for one or all of these events. Can’t make it? All events will be recorded and…

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Highland Brewing Co. Seasonal Release Party

June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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View of outside venue, Highland Brewing Co.

Highland Brewing Company is releasing the NEW seasonal brew “Peachful Picnic" this summer. The seasonal release party will be held in the Meadow on Saturday, June 26 from 3 to 7 pm. For each pint of Peachful Picnic sold during the release party, Highland Brewing Co. will donate $1 to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy to support land and water conservation.

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October 2021

2021 Binge on Appalachia – Raffle to Support Conservation

October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This year we are hosting another raffle for the 2021 Bookwalter PopUp Binge! The PopUp Binge (PUB) is a self-supported bike ride that forms with very little notice where riders choose their own adventure routes. The ride will offer a variety of routes to choose from, with tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all. The ride registration is free with suggested donations to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Brent and Jamie Bookwalter founded the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo.…

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January 2022

2022 Virtual Hiking Challenge

January 1 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
winter hiker

Do you need a little inspiration to get moving after the holiday season? Well, lucky for you, our Annual Virtual Hiking Challenge is back! The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Virtual Hiking Challenge sets a goal for you to complete 60 miles in 60 days at your own pace. Those can be miles you’ve walked, run, or hiked – in your neighborhood, on a flat walking track, up a rugged mountain trail, or meandering in fields and forests. Whatever works for…

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2022 Winter Photography Hike

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carvers Gap, Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
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Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: Starting at 3 pm Where: Carvers Gap Distance: ~3 miles Difficulty: Moderate (5). The challenge of this event will not be the distance but the potential freezing temperatures and ice. Cost: This hike is FREE for all. Whether you are an experienced photographer, a casual photographer, or a novice just getting started, this event is perfect for you! Join us for golden hour in the Highlands of Roan for a winter photography hike! Travis Bordley,…

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April 2022

Chestnut Mountain Nature Park Opening

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Mountain Nature Park, Chestnut Mountain Nature Park
Canton, NC 28716
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On Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Town of Canton will host a public opening for the Chestnut Mountain Nature Park on Hwy 19-23. Situated as a park-within-a-park, the mountain biking Berm Park will simultaneously open the public. The family-friendly grand opening event will include live music, outdoor retailers, a kids pop-up bike park, and food and beverage available to purchase from local vendors. “We cannot think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than…

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2022 Mountain Chaser Release – Pints with a Purpose at HBC

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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We’re ready to leave the cold behind and welcome the sun back to the mountains with the release of Highland Brewing Company's first Pints with Purpose beer, Mountain Chaser Hazy Pale Ale. Come on out to the brewery and help us kick-off this series with a scavenger hunt on Highland’s trails curated by SAHC, guided walks with Highland’s own Woodsman Corey, live music and the first Meadow Market of the summer. A portion of all draft and crowler sales will…

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