Everyone can appreciate this colorful autumn sight. | Photo by @adamgravett
Here at AVLtoday, we love both autumn and the Enneagram system of personality typing. Naturally, we thought combining the two to create a guide on how to celebrate the seasonlocally based on your Enneagram type would be a blast.
Type One — The Reformer Rational and principled, Ones strive to improve the welfare of others, so volunteering at Eliada Homes’ annual Corn Maze is just the ticket.
Type Two — The Helper Twos are caring and generous, so you’ll want to do something to show your love. We suggest baking a fall treat, like these pumpkin pie spiced cookies from Spicewalla. Make sure to eat some, too.
Type Three – The Achiever Driven, competitive Threes are also known to give solid advice, so you should sample and rank all the local pumpkin spice lattes in AVL and clue your friends in to the best ones. Pro tip: start with Gallivant Coffee‘s Harvest Spice latte.
TypeFour – The Individualist These sensitive and dramatic folks love creative self-expression. We can’t think of a better seasonal way to do this than carving a pumpkin into a piece of autumnal art. Pro tip: grab one from Grace Episcopal Church, where proceeds go to Consider Haiti.
Type Eight – The Challenger Self-confident and powerful Eights love controlling their environment. Set the mood and host a Halloween party for your friends. Pro tip: hit up a local farmers market for supplies.
Type Nine – The Peacemaker Nines are easygoing and agreeable. Find peace and happiness by communing with nature and going leaf peeping.
Asheville Quilt Show | Fri., Sept. 30-Sun., Oct. 2 | Hours vary | WNC Ag Center, Davis Event Center, 765 Boylston Hwy. | $10 | Explore 300+ quilts from around the country at the 38th iteration of this beloved event.
Steal the Pint Night | Fri., Sept. 30 | 5-11 p.m. | Bold Rock Cider, 39 N. Lexington Ave. | Free entry | Celebrate National Hot Mulled Cider Day and take home a signature pint glass. 🍺
The Sun Touches Everything Opening Reception | Fri., Sept. 30 | 5-8 p.m. | Tyger Tyger Gallery at Riverview Station, 191 Lyman St. | Free | Check out over 60 works from 15 national and international artists featured in Tyger Tyger’s latest exhibition, curated by artist Danielle Winger (on display through Nov. 13).*
Our Town | Weekends from Fri., Sept. 30-Sun., Oct. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Asheville Community Theatre | $18-29 | Written by Thornton Wilder in 1938, Our Town won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and has been called “the greatest American play ever written.”*
Moroccan Tagine Cooking Class | Sat., Oct. 1 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Dr. | $85+ | Learn to prepare a traditional Moroccan lamb tagine, couscous, vegetable sides, and mint tea. 🥘
“Building Better Businesses” Pop-up Shop | Sat., Oct. 1 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, 285 Livingston St. | Free | Shop from a variety of vendors offering decor, jewelry, and food. 🛍️
Life’s A Drag Brunch | Sun., Oct. 2 | 12-2:30 p.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | $38 | Enjoy legs and eggs at this event featuring a drag show, brunch, and a mimosa or Bloody Mary.
BIPOC Farmers Market | Sun., Oct. 2 | 12-3 p.m. | Southside Community Farm, 133 Livingston St. | Free | Shop fresh produce, prepared foods, eggs, meat, clothing, and flowers at this EBT-friendly market.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
For tickets to local and regional events, check out our 6AM Tickets resale marketplace.*
Marlow’s sleep system is part of the Brooklinen family. | Photo provided by Marlow
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Archaeologist Dylan Clark is the featured speaker for the next Creative Mornings event on Fri., Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. at Citizen Vinyl. Register to attend. 🎤
Bhramari Brewingreleases the new brew Ceremonial Apiary today. Designed to honor + support the Mayan Melipona Bee Sanctuary Project, the sour ale is brewed with black walnut, hibiscus, Madagascar vanilla bean, and melipona honey. Why this project? Asheville is a sister city to Valladolid, Mexico, the home of the Melipona bee. 🐝
Are you looking for work? The WNC Career Expo will take place on Tues., Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the WNC Agricultural Center (761 Boylston Hwy., Fletcher). The event will feature 60 employers from a variety of industries paying $19 or more an hour. 💰
Nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks is creating a native pollinator plant bank at its Sand Hill Tree Nursery to have a place to care for donated pollinator plants. Want to help the organization plant even more native pollinator habitats? Support their work. 🌲
We think there are infinite reasons to visit our mountain town, but the folks at Forbes shared 10 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Asheville. Unsurprisingly, our restaurant scene was shouted out, including notable spots La Bodega by Cúrate,Leo’s House of Thirst, Neng Jr.’s, Hole Donuts, Buxton Chicken Palace + Chai Pani. 👏
Crime Reads has released a list of female Southern literature writers in each state to show the world that there’s more to the genre than just Flannery O’Connor. Peep the piece, which includes WNC authors Katherine Faw, Meagan Lucas, Leah Hampton, and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle. 🖊️
Bountiful Cities’ FEAST program empowers folks to grow, prepare, and enjoy fresh produce through hands-on cooking and garden education. Oh, and they also offer cool recipes, like this lush + seasonal Panzanella salad. We know what we’ll be making ASAP.
The Eblen Charities Walk, Run or Roll 5Kwill take placeSat., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Carrier Park. Folks and their dogs can wear costumes and all dogs will get a treat. Proceeds will support the nonprofit’s work to provide assistance to those in need.
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The lovely goldfinch’s peak migration is usually mid-fall and early spring. | Photo by @avlblaketakes
Earlier this year, Asheville mayor Esther Manheimer proclaimed the months of March-May and September-November as “Migratory Bird Awareness Months.”
Countless birds migrate at night using naturally occuring light cues like the moon and stars, but light pollution from urban spots (like Asheville) disrupt our feathered friends along their nighttime journeys by drawing birds away from their natural paths towards cities. This leaves them susceptible to threats like fatal window collisions and predation.
Fortunately, the Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter and the Coalition for a Bird-Friendly Asheville have created the Lights Out! program to help protect resident and migratory birds.
Close blinds or curtains at night to help prevent disruptive light leakage
Pro tip: it’s especially important to do these things between the hours of midnight and sunrise as that’s when most night migrants are busy flying.
Today’s issue was written by Brook.
Editor’s pick: As an Enneagram Two, I have another idea for how to celebrate the season if you’re not skilled in the kitchen. Try making a personalized candle at Hummingbird Candle Company to keep those cozy vibes coming. 🕯️
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