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Thursday, Oct. 14
Jack of the Wood, 96 Patton Ave., invites all those who love the sound of a fiddle to enjoy Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill as he straddles the line between fiddler and violinist. The show starts at 6 p.m. Magill was raised in an Irish musical household. Those who enjoy rousing string music will have a blast; those who don’t will be converted.
Friday, Oct. 15
Western North Carolina’s only nonprofit corn maze returns to benefit the children at Eliada, 2 Compton Drive. The event runs Fridays through Sundays til the end of the month (Fri., 3-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Adults, $10; kids 3 and under, free. Service pets only.
This is the event craft fans have been waiting for — the annual Fall Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Guild. The event runs through Sunday and features over 200 artisans. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Harrah’s Cherokee Center, 87 Haywood St.
Saturday, Oct. 16
Celebrate the impending snow with woolly worm races, live music, and food and craft vendors. The weekend event continues on Sunday. Saturday hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4. Downtown Banner Elk. It may be an hour and a half away, but it’s a woolly worm, c’mon.
Sunday, Oct. 17
Take a cultural trip through Asheville architecture, starting at the Haywood Park Hotel and Atrium, 1 Battery Park, noon. The tour will be led by David Brown, former chief preservation officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Call (888) 484-8785, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Oct. 18
The City of Asheville invites the public to a groundbreaking event for a new Public Safety Station at 316 Broadway St. Festivities will get underway at 10 a.m. The facility will be home to Fire Station 13, a police substation, the relocated Emergency Operations Center, and a small community conference room. Comments will be made by Mayor Esther Manheimer, City Manager Debra Campbell, Fire Chief Scott Burnette and Police Chief David Zack. Street parking is available on Monte Clare and Magnolia avenues; it is a short walk to the building site.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
“Magnetic in the (Smoky) Park” gets underway at 4 p.m. The Magnetic Theatre teams up with Smoky Park Supper Club to host a live outdoor variety show, featuring comedy, music, theater and more. Bring your own chair to Smoky Park’s outdoor riverside space, 350 Riverside Drive. Smoky Park’s kitchen will be closed, but its full bar will be open for business. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Venardos Circus takes over Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road, 7-8:30 p.m. World-class animal-free circus acts morph into a Broadway musical-style revue that fun for the whole family.