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What's Good in the Hood, Asheville NC, April 19, 2024

Earth Day 5K! We are excited to sponsor the Earth Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! Starts & ends at The Outpost, located right by Carrier Park. Parking is available at Carrier Park (220 Amboy Rd). There will be live music from EcoGroove Collective, the Grey Eagle Food Truck, refreshingly cold beer, booths from local organizations, and sauna sessions available with Drip Sauna. Saturday, 8:30. 5k starts at 10am / Fun Run at 10:10am | https://bit.ly/3QaKhOm

Downtown After 5! In partnership with the Mosaic Art Walk, an event supporting 15 nonprofit organizations through the United Way, the series kicks off with a blast of color + sound. Empire Strikes Brass will headline, supported by opener Magenta Sunshine for an evening of immersive funk and psychedelic grooves. Friday, April 19| 5 - 9 pm | 29 Haywood Street, 28801

Brunch at Corner Kitchen! Corner Kitchen, est. 2004, is in Biltmore Village and it is housed in a building that was built in 1895. They serve brunch every day of the week, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Sandwiches, soups, French toast, salads, and much more. You’ve got to try the “Open Faced Portobello Melt” and the “Black Bean Burger”! 3 Boston Way, 28803

Tall John’s Neighborhood Tavern! Centrally located in Historic Montford, Tall John’s serves classics done right. From first dates to family gatherings, head over for dinner & drinks any night of the week - or brunch on Sundays. Bring your friends — or meet some new ones while you're there! Voted Asheville's 2023 Best New Restaurant by Xpress readers | 152 Montford Ave, 28801

Plants and Paints! Fill your garden beds with seedlings and saplings from Asheville GreenWorks, enjoy food trucks and drink specials, and play with recycled paints and repurposed canvas from DecoEarth + LEAF Global Arts’ Easel Rider. Saturday, April 20 | 2 p.m. | Free | The Mule, 131 Sweeten Creek Rd., Ste. 10, Asheville

Earth Day FundBlazer! Explore info about local environmental advocacy organizations, listen to live music, and enjoy an art display from Hannah Rothstein, limited edition print sales from Asheville Fine Art Printing, and a cannabis booth by Golden Goat Gallery — all in support of Asheville GreenWorks. Saturday, April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Foundation Studios, 27 Foundy St., Ste. 10, Asheville | Free

Blue Ridge Roller Derby Fundraiser! Attention all yard sale die-hards, bargain hunters, and BRRD supporters!!!: go to the yard sale fundraiser. They're raising money for home team jerseys, skater support fund, and several other league needs. We've got the bargain finds you're looking for so snag some great deals while supporting your local roller derby team! Saturday, 8 am - 12 pm \ 133 Dorchester Ave

Record Store Day 2024! Harvest Records will be OPEN to the public starting at 10 am with a single-file line for customers to peruse the Record Store Day releases. Later on, they'll be unveiling loads of fresh used records. Expect DJs, free beer, goodies, and good times! 415 Haywood Rd, 28806 | Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm | Check out the list of RSD releases here: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

Earth Day Volunteering! Get your hands dirty for a good cause — help plant 6,000 vegetables to feed the community and enjoy free seeds + soil to take home and grow. Sunday, April 21 | 2-5 p.m. Root Cause Farm, 26 Joe Jenkins Rd., Fairview | FREE

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