While the summer months are beginning to wane, Hendersonville is still alive with the sound of music, laughter and art.  Tuxedo Junction will be performing music from the 40’s through the 90’s at the Music on Main Street event on Friday, August 28th, from 7-9pm in Hendersonville.  There will also be a classic car show hosted by the Hendersonville Antique Car Club happening in addition to the Music on Main Street performance.  This event is sponsored by Burger King and FREE to the public.  Make sure you bring a chair and leave the pets and alcohol at home. 

Monday, August 31st, is the last scheduled performance of the Southern Crescent Bluegrass and the Rough Creek Cloggers at the 91st Street Dances on Main Street.  Also sponsored by Burger King, this event is FREE to the public.  You just need to bring a chair and enjoy the show from 7-9pm.

Going on now through September 26th, the Arts Council is hosting a “Bring Us Your Best” show at the Neill Gallery on Main Street.  Visitors are welcome to attend this juried and judged show of artisans from all around the Hendersonville area absolutely FREE.  The gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-4pm.

If you have a chance, head over to the Flat Rock Playhouse anytime from now through September 6th to catch their romantic comedy Real Estate, about what happens when selling your home.  Performances are at 8:15pm, with matinees on the weekends at 2:15pm.  Please call 866-732-8008 for more info.

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The offices at the Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock are buzzing with excitement over new programs added to their curriculum as well as a brand new website unveiled just this week.  In addition to the regular programs offered to their students, BRCC will now provide degrees in office administration/virtual office assistance as well as fire protection technology.  Three more programs (1-accounting, 2-film and video production technology and 3-simulations and game development) are now under review for approval by the Board of Trustees as of last Friday. 

The BRCC’s new website has been updated to make it easier for its visitors to navigate.  Current students, which include curriculum students as well as continuing education students, will find information on registration dates, child care, the college library, updated weather info, links to obtaining their transcripts and information to their online student programs called Moodle.  Prospective students can learn more about what BRCC has to offer, including student services, curriculum, registration dates and signing up for a campus tour of the Flat Rock facilities.  BRCC offers a Distance Learners program which allows students to attend from anywhere online.  There is a Henderson County JobLink Center, which offers students help to find what job fits them, assistance in searching for jobs, funding for job training and coaching to increase job seeking skills.  There are many more services and programs available through the BRCC website.  Stop by and take a look around.  You’ll be happy with what you find.

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The Arts Council of Henderson County will be presenting “The Artists of Tomorrow” and “Elementary Art” exhibits through April 18th in its “The Art of Our Children” series in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  “The Art of Our Children” series is dedicated to all art teachers as well as the students they inspire and mentor along the way.  “The Artists of Tomorrow” exhibit features art by local secondary schoolchildren and will be ending this Saturday, March 28th.   The “Elementary Art” exhibit will start on April 3rd and continue through April 18th.  This is the 14th year that the Arts Council has featured children’s artwork from local area schools.  This series is free and open to the public.  So, take advantage of this marvelous program while it lasts.

The Blue Ridge Community College will play host to the Parrini Piano Quartet at the college’s Patton Auditorium at 3pm on Sunday, March 29th.  This is part of the ongoing Hendersonville Chamber Music Series in Flat Rock.  For more information, please call (828) 890-4411.  This concert only costs $17 per ticket.

With performances on March 27th-29th and April 3rd-5th, the Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre will be presenting “Princess Reform School”, a wonderful play about what a princess needs to know to unlock her inner princess power, written by Flat Rock’s very own Lisa K. Bryant.  Evening shows are held at 8:15pm and you can catch a matinee performance on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:15pm.  For more information, please call (828) 693-0731.

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Flat Rock is that small, hospitable town where everyone knows your name and is happy to watch out for their fellow neighbor.  The Village takes great pride in its community, provides a nurturing environment for local artists, promotes age diversity and actively keeps real estate values stable.  Students living in Flat The natural beauty of Flat RockRock attend public schools in the great Henderson County School System, which encourages parental involvement in children’s education.  The Flat Rock Playhouse hosts comedies, musicals and dramas fit for the entire family and has been rated as one of the top ten theaters in the entire country.

It’s not just the people that are warm and inviting.  The natural beauty that Flat Rock real estate has to offer is what entices people most about visiting and even settling here.  The Carl Sandburg National Historic Site has preserved its rolling hillside, magnificent gardens, scenic trails and even the antebellum house and dairy barn just as they were when the Sandburgs lived here in the 1800s for the public to enjoy.  Flat Rock is a small town that has a big heart.  Come see for yourself or feel free to contact me for more details about the area.