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Thank you Jamie Blount for paying our MEETUP fees for AUG 2021 - FEB 2002!
Thank you Chris and Sherry Carmichael for paying our MEETUP fees for FEB 2021 - AUG 2021!
PLEASE do not join this group just to promote your business - feel free to make your own Meetup group to do so.
"Building Community one friend at a time" is our motto, but what is Community? There are so many definitions: people that live in the same area, people that share common interests or pastimes, people helping neighbors, people supporting local businesses, people sharing a sense of civic pride. Hendo Fun Friends (HFF) is all that, and more! Our group provides many and varied events to cater to most anyone's interests, always welcoming new ideas and venues - especially when you volunteer to Host the event! The one thing most all of our events have in common is that they are held in the Hendersonville area. Our group is all-inclusive: we are single, married and widowed... rich and poor... working and retired... native born, transplants, and immigrants... residents and visitors... followers of various philosophies and religions... we differ politically... we might identify sexually, racially, and ethnically different than you. So yes, our HFF community is a large and diverse group and you will meet many that are different from you - but that is a good thing, not a scary one! It's time to have Fun and make new Friends - especially if you are a newcomer to Hendersonville! Together let's enjoy the local area - who knows, you may soon put a name to that "stranger" you've seen all over town!  
This is not your "parents Meetup" - we hold MANY events, which means you will receive MANY emails to announce our various events. You can always change your email settings to customize how many notifications you receive.
"Bienvenido a Hendersonville Divertidos Amigos!"
Remember to support our Sponsors and local venues by purchasing beverage or food at events - and the hard-working wait staff would welcome tips. And if the spirit moves you, show our local musicians that Hendersonville Fun Friends appreciates their talent - via the Tip Jar!

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*INFO* Weekly "Henderson County Live Music" Update

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Thank you @HendoLiveMusic for this week's update: https://www.facebook.com/hendolivemusic/
*Please double-check with venue before making plans*

Please mention in "Comments" if you are attending one of these shows and are looking for others to join you there. COVID-19 is still very much out there but only you know best what precautions to take...

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEK: JUNE 24-28
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FRIDAY, JUNE 24
THE 2ND ACT * Swing Dance with Virginia & The Slims * 7:00 – 9:00
APPALACHIAN RIDGE ARTISAN HARD CIDER * Friday Night Music Series: Jacktown Ramblers * 6:00 – 9:15
BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER * Blake Ellege Band * show starts at 6:00
BURNTSHIRT VINEYARDS * Gary Lockaby * 3:00 – 6:00
CANTINA PHOENIX * Los Originales de San Juan w/ Corazon Gitano and Arturo Rincon * doors open at 9:00 ($40 advance)
CONTINUUM ART * The Get Right Band * show starts at 7:30 ($10 cover)
D9 BREWING CO. * Rick Kuncicky * 4:00 – 6:00 / Luke Willis * 7:00 – 10:00
DRY FALLS BREWING CO. * Haphazard * 7:00 – 10:00
THE DUGOUT * Ricky Gunter * 8:00 – 11:00
GUIDON BREWING CO. * High Sierra * 6:30-9:30
MILLS RIVER BREWING CO. * Chalwa * 7:00 – 10:00
OKLAWAHA BREWING CO. * The New Rustics * 8:00 – 11:00
POINT LOOKOUT VINEYARDS * Sound Investment * 5:30 – 8:30
SIDEWAYS FARM & BREWERY * Myron Hyman * 4:00 – 7:00
SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BREWERY * Jorge Garcia Quartet * 7:00 – 9:00
VISITOR CENTER STAGE * The Marsha Morgan Band * 7:00 – 9:00
*****
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
THE 2ND ACT * The Stephen Hardy Trio – St. Patrick’s in June * 7:00 – 9:00
APPALACHIAN RIDGE HARD CIDER * Bill & Tad’s Excellent Duo * 3:00-6:00
BLUE GHOST BREWING CO. * 6th Annual Fletcher Firefly Festival – FIVE SHOWS!
1:00 -3:00 – Main Stage: Sarah Tucker
3:00 – 4:00 – VW Stage: Christina Chandler
4:00 – 6:00 – Main Stage: Andrew Thelston Band
6:00 – 7:00 – VW Stage: Brian Hill
7:00 – 9:00 – Main Stage: Skunk Ruckus
BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER * TWO SHOWS!
Gin Mill Pickers * show starts at 1:00
TrancEnd * show starts at 6:00
BURNTSHIRT VINEYARDS * Wayne Taylor * 2:00 – 5:00
D9 BREWING * Rick Kuncicky * 4:00 – 6:00
DRY FALLS BREWING CO. * Burnt Reputation * 7:00 – 11:00
THE DUGOUT * Graywind * 8:00 – midnight
GUIDON BREWING CO. * Sunlight Drive * 7:00 – 9:00
HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET * Myron Hyman * 9:00 – 12:30
FIREHOUSE SUBS * Cruise & Groove: Fine Line * 6:30 – 8:30
MAIN STREET COFFEE * Rick Kuncicky * 9:00 - noon
MILLS RIVER BREWING CO. * 7:00 – 10:00 * Sinder Ella
OKLAWAHA BREWING CO. * The Abbey Elmore Band * 8:00 – 11:00
THE OLD HOME PLACE MUSIC BARN * Carolina Misty * 7:00 – 10:00 ($)
PACKA’S PLACE * License 2 Chill * 3:00 – 6:00
POINT LOOKOUT VINEYARDS * Summer Concert Series: The Entertainers * show starts at 6:00 ($)
SAINT PAUL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS * Hunnilicious * 3:00 – 6:00
SAWYER SPRINGS VINEYARD * Myron Hyman * 3:30 – 6:30
SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY * Mac Arnold and The Plate Full o’Blues * 2:00 – 5:00
SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BREWERY * The Roving * 7:00 – 9:00
SOUTH ROCK SPORTS GRILL * Twisted Trail * 8:00 – midnight
*****
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
APPALACHIAN RIDGE ARTISAN HARD CIDER * Myron Hyman * 2:30 – 5:30
BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER * Finkelstein 3 * show starts at 2:00
BURNTSHIRT VINEYARDS * Roots & Dore * 2:00 – 5:00
ECHO MOUNTAIN INN / THE VIEW RESTAURANT * Geriatric Jukebox * 5:30 – 7:30
MAIN STREET COFFEE * Rick Kuncicky * 10:00 - noon
MILLS RIVER BREWING CO. * Jesse Barry & Kelly Jones * 2:00 – 5:00
OKLAWAHA BREWING CO. * Michael “Country” Carver * 3:00 – 5:00
PACKA’S PLACE * Thrust Band * 3:00 – 6:00
SAINT PAUL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS * Jeff Michels Folkadelic 3 * 2:30 – 5:30
SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY * Phuncle Sam * 2:00 –5:00
*****
MONDAY, JUNE 27
OKLAWAHA BREWING CO. * Open Mic Night: It Takes All Kinds * 7:00 – 9:00
VISITOR CENTER STAGE * Whitewater Bluegrass Co. w/ the Mountain Thunder Cloggers * 7:00 – 9:00
*****
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY * Random Animals * 5:00 – 7:30

UnRavel: Big Hungry River (upper)

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I am going to unravel my stress at the Big Hungry River Tr upstream to the ‘Beach’.
If you value more than a moment of silent, meditative calm; a few of you are welcome to join me.
I will spend a couple hours at the falls eating, reading and pretending to meditate.
Hike Details:
Distance: 2.25 mile RT; Accum ascent: 350 ft
Pace: 1.5mph – because I’m an ol’ Codger.
Difficulty: Moderate: see note below;
OPTIONAL: Swimming and wading available; be prepared.
Drive time: 20 min/ 6 mi 1-way
Apprx return time: 2:30 PM
Carpool contributions appreciated. $1.00 suggested
If you have been exposed, directly or indirectly, to a confirmed case of Covid within 7 days of event day, please un-RSVP your attendance.
Please bring an extra pair of shoes to avoid bringing your muddy shoes into the driver's car at the end of the hike.
The number of participants will be limited by the number of drivers (3 bodies/car).
WAITLISTED PEOPLE WILL BE ADDED AS DRIVERS SIGN ON.
This event is NOT for beginners or those with health or balance issues.
This is a dog-participant hike. This event is NOT for those who are uncomfortable with the antics of fun-loving dogs. Dogs are welcome (IF their masters are well trained). Well trained dogs can be 'off-leash'. 'On leash' during the lunch stop.
This is a: Meditation Hike; we will engage quiet for the day. But "Ooh's and Aah's" are encouraged.
Incessant prattlers are discouraged. Please respect the serenity of the other participants. Conversation about anything other than the trail is verboten!!
DESCRIPTION;
Remember - hikes led by ‘the Curmudgeon’ tend to have challenging surprises.
Established trail, but… Seriously overgrown; several trees down blocking trail; some crawling necessary.
UnRavel: To experience a time of quiet in a manner that you feel worthwhile.
Engage the 5 senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing),
Observe the movement of the forest & water.
Breathe the aroma of the air, water, plants and forest.
Feel the texture of the air, water, trees and plants.
Listening to the sound of air, water, critters & birds;
Taste the air of the breezes or soothing snacks.
We will spend up to 2 hrs at the Falls/overlook. Come prepared to meditate, practice your Tai-Chi, read a book, prepare a meal, play a flute.
All hikes are at your own risk. You are responsible for your OWN safety and adequate equipment.
Waiver: There are certain risks inherent in any outdoor activity. Each participant, by signing up to attend this event, agrees to release from liability the leader(s), Hendo Fun Friends, its Partners, Affiliates, and members for any accident, injury, illness, or personal loss which might occur while participating in this activity or while traveling in any vehicle during this trip. Each participant further agrees to abide by the rules and regulations concerning safety, to follow instructions of the leader(s), and not to become intentionally separated from the group. The leader(s) also has the right to use any images collected on this trip for recording on website photo collections.
gordie's contact: [masked]
(on day of hike):[masked] (talk & text)

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Monday Street Dances

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Monday Street Dances 2022
at the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville, NC
Jun. 27, Whitewater Bluegrass Co. with Mountain Thunder Clogging Demonstration
Jul. 18,
Aug. 1st
Aug 15,
Every other Monday Night
7pm – 9pm
Free
The Street Dances have been a tradition for over 100 years in Downtown Hendersonville! They began in 1918, at the end of World War I, when the city welcomed home its soldiers from the War by celebrating in the streets, and became nationally known.
Come hear the sound of fiddles and banjos playing a wide array of toe-tapping-good mountain music. Street Dances also include square dancing led by a caller and special demonstrations by area clogging teams.

Amble and Ramble

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Join us to get your steps in, meet new friends and engage in lively conversation on the Oklawaha Greenway. Walkers meet in the Patton Park parking lot. Walking distances vary, but we are generally done by 11:30. The pathway is paved. Socialized dogs on leash are welcome.

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Echo Mountain Inn with the Geriatric Jukebox

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