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Howl-o-Ween comes to WNC Nature Center

On Saturday, October 27 the WNC Nature Center will host their annual Howl-O-Ween event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The event features games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and two costume contests.   Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume and to take part in one of the two children’s costume […]

WNC Nature Center’s Education Program recognized with national award

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Western North Carolina Nature Center has been recognized with AZA’s 2018 Education Award for significant achievement in the “Expanding Impact through Targeted Low Income Outreach Education” program. The WNC Nature Center received this national award during AZA’s September conference in Seattle.   The AZA Education Award […]

WNC Nature Center cougar passes away

  ASHEVILLE – It is with great sadness that the WNC Nature Center announces the passing of one of its most well-known and cherished residents.   Pisgah, an 8-year-old Western cougar, passed away on Thursday morning (Sept. 27) after a period of declining health.  Diagnosed with kidney failure several years ago, the disease had recently […]

New entrance opens at WNC Nature Center

  ASHEVILLE — The WNC Nature Center welcomed guests into its new front entrance Sept. 12. Have you been out there to see it yet? “We’re excited to offer this enhanced guest experience to our visitors,” said Chris Gentile, Director of the WNC Nature Center. “The new front entrance will allow us to better serve our […]

City of Asheville 2018 initiatives: What to look for in the new year

  With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2018. We couldn’t get the list down to 10 items so here are a dozen to look for in the coming year.       New, more diverse City Council […]

City of Asheville announces holiday closings

  ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on new holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 22, 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.   […]

City of Asheville offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

  ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well     Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 23, in observance […]

Hey​ ​Day​ fall​ festival​ returns t​o ​the​ ​WNC​ ​Nature​ ​Center

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October 7, the WNC Nature Center will host its 41st annual Hey Day fall festival. The event includes fun for the whole family: live performances, music, games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and more! Attendees will be entertained by the Mountain Thunder Cloggers, a science demonstration with the Asheville […]

City of Asheville announces holiday closings

ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 and Jan. 2 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.   ART transit […]

Asheville government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   Bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving […]