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SPOTLIGHT: Saturday, Jan. 1
New Year’s Resolution Run, Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza. 9 a.m. registration; race starts at 10 a.m. The 8th Annual Resolution Run takes place in downtown Asheville and is a fantastic way to say goodbye 2021 and welcome 2022 with new goals.
The 10K course starts on Spruce Street by Pack’s Tavern and makes a right on College Street and then a left on Oak Street. From there runners will continue along various streets through downtown Asheville, including Central Avenue, Charlotte Street, Kimberly Avenue and Country Club Road. The course winds through Grove Park and makes its way back via North Market Street and then to Spruce Street. The 5K course starts on Spruce Street and makes a right onto Colllege Street and winds through Oak Street, Central Avenue, Charlotte Street and Evelyn Place. Then head back on North Market Street and finish back at Spruce Street.
Thursday, Dec. 30
Russ Wilson and The 2nd Act Orchestra, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at The 2nd Act, 101 E. Allen St., Suite 101, Hendersonville. Russ Wilson, the drummer for local band 3 Cool Cats, will perform big band and swing alongside a 10-piece orchestra. Call 828-513-0045.
Trivia Thursday at Creekside Taphouse, 8 Beverly Road, 6:30-8 p.m. Question: What’s the best event of the week? Answer: If your guessed Trivia at Creekside, you win.
Winter break kids cooking class at Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Drive. Make a meal to take leftovers home. The cooking camp is aimed at kids ages 8-14. Cost, $75.
$3 Thursdays Beer Special at Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Road. Enjoy the week’s featured beer at $3 per pour.
Get Ready to Welcome 2022 at Dobra Tea West, 707 Haywood Road, 4-6:30 p.m. Bring a pen and paper and get ready to honor and let go of what no longer serves you.
Enjoy a western-style guided ride on a horse chosen to match your skill level during a trail ride of the Biltmore Estate. The events starts at 3 p.m. and is open to estate guests and season-pass holders. Cost, $75.
Saturday, Jan. 1
Happy New Year from The Biltmore Beacon
YWCA Community Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave. The community is invited to preview expert-taught workshops and courses such as myofascial release, empowered self-defense and more.
Sunday, Jan. 2
Blues and Brews Downtown at The S&W Market, 56 Patton Ave., 1-4 p.m. Join the Market every Sunday for live Blues and Brews with Mr. Jimmy and friends.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. welcomes Eric Congdon, 100 Sierra Nevada Way in Fletcher.
DJ Phil Noland and instructor Wayne Tipton share the art of Bachata. Missy Lindsey will lead a dance exhibition with her dance troupe. Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road. Cost, $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers.
Youngs Mountain Trail near Lake Lure is a 4.2 mile roundtrip/out-and-back hiking trail to several scenic cliffs near the summit of Youngs Mountain. The trail is strenuous and gains 1,200 feet--most of its climb is in the middle section of the trail over only one mile of distance. The trail also has several areas of exposure at cliff edges. Dramatic views from the top include Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, the Hickory Nut Gorge, Great Craggy Mountains, and Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains. Limited parking is available with gated access. A free access permit is required for a day-use gate code. Access available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tatanka, 2134-2116 State Road 1306.
Wednesday, Jan. 5
Western NC Brain Injury Support Network Asheville, 11 a.m. to noon. CarePartners Asheville, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. The Unmasking Brain Injury Project promotes awareness and advocacy about brain injury.