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Dear Traveller:

The signs are pretty much everywhere—green leaves, warm days, flowers, birds, even the occasional butterfly—spring is definitely springing and probably will have gone and sprung even more convincingly by the time I next hit the trail. Spring in Transylvania County is a particularly beautiful season. And mild, sunny afternoons are a great time for exploration, both in Brevard and just outside of it, because you can occasionally catch an advance taste of summer and feel like you’ve been let in on a really good secret. 


For those pioneers interested in exploring the cutting edge of the coming season, April serves up plenty of chances to check out the best of Transylvania County. Summer is really only a few weeks away. There’s no better time to start planning your adventure. No foolin’.


Springfully Yours,

The Adventurist

Go Big Or Go Home

Wall of Sound
The Brevard Philharmonic
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 3

Promising a veritable “tsunami of sound,” the Brevard Philharmonic will fill every nook and cranny of the Porter Center at their “Wall of Sound” performance with the gorgeous sounds of Samuel Barbers moving “Adagio for Strings, ” Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s jovial “Italian Symphony.”  
Hear (more) here

A Little (Day) Music

Brevard Music Center First Mondays Concert Series
Dilshad Posnock and Craig Nies
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Monday, April 4

Celebrated pianist Craig Nies joins renowned flutist Dilshad Posnock as they take the stage at the Porter Center for a delightful, free afternoon concert for a program featuring works by Mozart, Brahms and others. This event is part of Brevard Music Center’s Community Concert Series, a monthly selection of free concerts highlighting a local charity. This month’s charity partner is Rise and Shine Freedom School of Brevard.


Tune in here for more information.

Turning Water(falls) To Wine

Waterfalls n' Wine
Pisgah Field School
Wednesday, April 6-27

Explore six of Transylvania County’s most magnificent waterfalls on this accessible, informative tour. And then, after you’ve whetted your appetite on the history and unique geology, come back to downtown Brevard to sample the good stuff at Broad Street Wines. Now that’s what I call a miraculous pairing.
Pour over the details here.
This Wheel's On Fire

Beginning Wheel Throwing
TC Arts
349 Caldwell St, Brevard
Monday, April 18

Interested in clay? Feeling the pull of pottery? Join John Dodson of Mud Dabbers Pottery for this informative introduction to wheel throwing, so you can bowl over your friends with your ceramics skills.


Clay on, here.

Amphibians Welcome

Eco Explorers: Frogs and Toads
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Saturday, April 23

Young fans (aged 4-7) of pondlore can learn a thing or two about frogs and toads in this fun, informative program.
Ribbit, Ribbit here.
Current Affairs

Signs of Spring Guided Canoe Trip
Headwaters Outfitters
Saturday, April 23-May 28

This peaceful canoe trip down the French Broad River will give you a chance to relax and get a firsthand glimpse at all the places where spring has sprung along the third oldest river in the world, the French Broad.  No experience necessary. Prepare to enjoy the sights on this low-key adventure and float on.


Ship out, here.

Serious Moonlight

Gazers of the Galaxies
Pisgah Field School
Saturday, April 30

Professional Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute stargazers show off the spectacular night sky in the heart of the historic Cradle of Forestry at this dreamy event. Anticipate awestruck wonder at the beauty of the universe and the peaceful murmur of a springtime forest by night.
Set your sights here for more information. 
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