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Dig Local Update 9/10/20 - Social Distanced Delish, Late Summer Stargazing, New Drive-In Shows, Virtual Harvest Conference and More...

Socially Distanced Deliciousness
Twisted Laurel - #digAVL Video 

A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

Ah, how we love to dine al fresco and people watch. Pair that with a local Bison Burger topped with bacon jam, onion soubise, and English cheddar combined and a craft cocktail.... Twisted Laurel offers all of this and much more. Vince Sharpeno, the owner of the Downtown Asheville Twisted Laurel, tells us about the ways they’ve adapted for the reopening, with safe and spacious outdoor seating options, new updates to the restaurant, menu and more!

See the video interview here!

While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers each have their own story to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to partner with our friend, Ann Smith, at Leap Frog Tours to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville.
The Harvest Conference Online
This annual tradition is still happening, but you can now do all of the learning from the comfort of home. The Harvest Conference is an educational event that offers affordable classes on organic growing and sustainable living. The 7th annual Harvest Conference will take place on September 11 & 12, 2020 in a Livestream via Zoom Webinar. They are offering a small selection of 1-day workshops taught by outstanding guest speakers. Each day-long workshop is independent. Take a workshop with any instructor on Friday and/or Saturday and receive a discount for registering for both days. Workshop recordings are available for an additional cost for registered participants. 
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New Drive-In Shows Announced

Dig this! The Grey Eagle has just announced 2 MORE Drive-In shows! Mandolin Orange, coming back to their home state, will perform at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Friday, October 2. St. Paul & The Broken Bones will also be featured at the Ghost Town in the Sky parking lot in Maggie Valley on Thursday, October 29! You don’t want to miss these awesome performances. 

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Stargazing at Hickory Nut Gap

What better way to say goodbye to summer than with some evening stargazing with Hickory Nut Gap? On Saturday, Sept 12th, 8:30–10, Late Summer Stargazing at the Farm will be an event you don't want to miss. Gather under the last evening skies of summer to observe the night sky and its wonders. Local astronomer, Stephan Martin will give a tour of the stars and constellations of the summer sky while discussing some of their myths and the astronomical phenomena happening at this time. You may even see a few Taurid meteors cross our skies!
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REIMAGINE 2020 w/YMI Cultural Center & LEAF

Mark your calendar for this opportunity to grow with the community! REIMAGINE 2020 is a collaborative community event that will shine a light on the diverse art community that exists on The Block and provides community resources and family-friendly entertainment both digitally and through small in-person events. This weekend-long event is not a festival. This is a chance to come together (at a social-distance and virtually) to have tough conversations, to grow, to sing and laugh and finish the year strong. 2020 may have been tough, but it’s not over.  Expect digital performances and live performances at YMI and LEAF Global Arts, family-friendly entertainment, and a way to renew your spirits with the exploration of healing arts.  REIMAGINE will take place on October 3-4!
Stay tuned to the Dig Local App for more details coming soon!

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WEAR YOUR MASKS and keep digging local!