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What's Good in the Hood, Asheville NC, April 12, 2024

Maker Faire Asheville! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Saturday from 10 - 3 | FREE | A-B Tech Conference Center | 16 Fernihurst Dr

Second Chance at Life! Don't forget to stock up on all your adventure gear needs at the Second Chance at Life Adoption Event. Held at Second Gear on Sunday from 1–4 PM, you can even take home a new hiking buddy! The event will feature adoptable dogs, merchandise, and all the gear you'll need to hit the trails this year. The event is organized by Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville and Second Gear. Second Gear | 99 Riverside Dr

Mushroom Log Plugging Workshop! Growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms at home is easy! Inoculating (plugging) logs with mushroom spawn is a great way to get started. This is a low-tech, no-waste, regenerative way to grow mushrooms, and easy enough to do at home! Sow True Seed | 243 Haywood St. | Saturday 2 - 4 PM | $50 | Tickets online: https://bit.ly/3PZoMA5

Art + Mimosas w/The Z-Man! Are you visiting the River Arts District this weekend? Make your first stop Foundation Studios for a delicious mimosa! There will be live music by The Z-Man Experience, an eclectic singer-songwriter, from 12 to 2 PM! This is a free event with a recommended donation of $10 for the talent! 27 Foundy St, Suite 10 | Sunday from 11 AM - 3 PM

Mark’s House Jam + Potluck! Mark's House Jam & Potluck takes place every Sunday at the Asheville Guitar Bar. The event attracts musicians from the WNC community and beyond, making it a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy good music. The event is always fun and there is plenty of food to go around, so bring your appetite and enjoy the potluck delights. Sunday from 3 - 8 PM | Asheville Guitar Bar | 122 Riverside Dr, Suite D

Truck City AVL 2024! Mountain families are invited to an up-close look at big trucks, small trucks, transit buses, construction vehicles, and more when Truck City AVL returns to Tanger Outlets, Asheville! Kids and adults can explore, touch, and ask questions about their favorite trucks and cars in one place at this FREE community event. | Saturday from 1 - 4 PM | Tanger Outlets

Art in Montford Park! All artistic levels are welcome. Participants receive a canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and all necessary materials to go from vision to masterpiece. Soft music provides a relaxing environment. $10 | Ages 40+ | Montford Park (345 Montford Ave) | Friday from 5 - 7 PM | Advance registration is required at https://bit.ly/3JfyR8e

ArtsAVL Trolley! Ride the free ArtsAVL Trolley connecting the Downtown and River Arts Districts with two overlapping routes every Second Saturday from 12-6 PM. Trolley loops take about 20-25 mins, and riders are free to hop on or off at any stop. This is a FREE trolley! No admission or tickets are required | Saturday from 12 - 6 | artsavl.org/trolley.

Southside Family Game Night! Come by yourself, with friends, or with the whole family for some friendly competition and quality time. Classic and contemporary board and card games are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center 482 Depot St, Asheville | Friday from 6 - 8 PM.

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