Asheville’s Family Friendly Calendar For December

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Nov. 29

EARLY PREGNANCY CLASS: 6-8:30 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Designed for pregnant women with their partners to take anywhere between 12-28 weeks. Learn about keeping yourself and baby healthy through exercise and movement, nutrition, self-care, common discomforts, and complementary modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic care and nourishing herbs for pregnancy. Free. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com.

MAD SCIENTIST ON WHEELS: 4-5 p.m., Hendersonville Main Library. Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson for science fun. Registration required; call 828-697-4725. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

UNCA BASKETBALL: 7 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. “Wednesday Night Whiteout,” as the men’s team hosts the USC Upstate Spartans for our Pack the House Challenge. There will be a rally towel giveaway for all fans while supplies last. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Nov. 30

AFTER-SCHOOL GAME DAY: 4 p.m., Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St. Come by and find a friend to play board games. Games provided or bring your favorites. All ages. Free. Call 828-250-6486 or visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

FACT OR MYTH WITH WNC NATURE CENTER: 4 p.m., South Buncombe/Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Road. We have some amazing wild neighbors and some equally amazing rumors about who they are, where they live, and what they can do. We will be on our feet and moving around during our wildlife true or false game, where we’ll discuss snakes to cougars, black bears to box turtles. Free. Ages 5-12. Call 828-250-6488 or visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

MAD SCIENTIST ON WHEELS: 4-5 p.m., Green River Library. Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson for science fun. Registration required; call 828-697-4969. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 1

KID DRAW: 4-5 p.m., Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Do you love drawing? Join the library for a variety of casual drawing fun. Snacks provided. Grades K-5. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

LEGO BUILDERS: 3:30 p.m., Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road. Ages 5-12. Call 828-250-6484. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

LEGO BUILDERS: 4 p.m., Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road. Ages 5 and older. Call 828-250-6480. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Dec. 2

BABY MOON PREPARING FOR BABY AND POSTPARTUM: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Designed to help parents navigate the postpartum, this class is taken prenatally, ideally between 30-35 weeks. It will cover postpartum planning and support; changing identity, roles and relationships; breastfeeding; infant needs, cues and soothing techniques; sleep scenarios; and more. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com. Call 828-777-8899.

BACKYARD BIRDS: 3 p.m., South Buncombe/Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Road. Scientists need help in studying birds everywhere, including your own backyard! Join North Carolina Arboretum for an introduction to ornithology, the stud of birds. Free. Ages 5-13. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

LEGO BUILDERS: 10 a.m., Oakley Library, 749 Fairview Road. Ages 5 and older. Free. Call 828-250-4754. Visit www.buncombecounty.org.

SATURDAY STEAM: 1-3 p.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. Join Asheville Makers for a Saturday STEAM event you can take home. Mix art, science and engineering in this open workshop on how to solder. Learn about the properties of matter, heat conduction and sculpting with metal. Ages 8 and older. Visit www.ashevillescience.org.

Dec. 4

HOMESCHOOL MONDAY: 2-3:30 p.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. Introduction to LEGO robotics. Come explore the basics of robotics. Learn about sensors, input adn output, and basic block programming with introductory challenges. Ages 7-13. Registration required. $10, includes admission. Visit www.ashevillescience.org.

MAD SCIENTIST ON WHEELS: 10-11 a.m., Mills River Library. Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson for science fun. Registration required; call 828-890-1850. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

READING WITH OLIVIA THE THERAPY DOG: 4-5:30 p.m., Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. Sign up at the desk to spend 15 minutes reading to Olivia the golden retreiver. Email weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

UNCA BASKETBALL: 11:30 a.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. Education Day at Kimmel Arena as the women’s basketball team hosts Warren Wilson. Free admission for participating schools. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Dec. 5

MAD SCIENTIST LAB: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Ages 3 and up. Join Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker in the lab. This week, It’s Snow Fun! $5 nonmembers, free for members. Call 828-697-8333 to register. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 6

AFTER-SCHOOL BOOK CLUB: 4-5 p.m., Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road. Book club for grades 3-5. Talk about “Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White,” by Melissa Sweet. Free. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

ART AFTER SCHOOL: 4-5 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Road. Asheville Art Museum staff host a free art program. Grades K-5. Free. Call 828-250-4738. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

CRASH COURSE COMFORT MEASURES: 6-7:30 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Free class to give mom tools to feel safe and strong during labor and help her relax down into the sensations she will feel rather than fight them. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com.

LEGO BUILDERS: 4 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. Ages 5 and older. Call 828-250-4700. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

MAD SCIENTIST ON WHEELS: 4-5 p.m., Mills River Library. Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson for science fun. Registration required; call 828-890-1850. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 7

ELVES’ WORKSHOP: 2-5 p.m., Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Elves’ Workshop takes place in Makerspace, which is an exhibit located in the STEAM Room at Hands On!. Children and adults are invited to use their imaginations to design and decorate their own snowy decorations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with $5 admission. Call 828-697-8333 or visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 8

LEGO BUILDERS: 4 p.m., Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St. Ages 5 and older. Free. Call 250-4756. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

LITTLE EXPLORERS CLUB: 9-9:45 a.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. On the second and fourth Friday of each month preschoolers (ages 3-5) have exclusive access to AMOS for guided activities, free play and exploration. Different theme each time. Register at www.ashevillescience.org. Children are $3.50, caregivers free.

Dec. 9

CODING WORKSHOP: 2-3:30 p.m., Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Kids will explore the Scribbler Robot’s capabilities. Students will learn how the robot follows lines, detects and avoid objects and maneuvers an obstacle course using line detection. For kids in grades 3-6 only. $25 each/$45 two siblings. Parent drop-off is fine. Registration is required at http://bit.ly/2hFx2EZ.

WELCOME LITTLE BABY SIBLING CLASS: 10 a.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Class for acclimating older child (2 and older) to becoming a big brother or sister. Read a story, hold a baby (doll), learn about caring for a newborn and more. Kids will create a T-shirt. $10-30. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com.

Dec. 10

POST-PARTUM COOKING CLASS: 6-8 p.m., The Mothership, 227A Haywood Road, Asheville. Explore ancient food traditions and their protocols for post-partum meals, learning about how to best support breastmilk production, reocvery from birth and healthy digestion in both mom and baby. $60 or $75/couple. Visit www.ashevillemothership.com.

‘SHOZO’: 2 p.m., The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. A family circus theater experience, with Tim Arem and Barbie Angell.

UNCA BASKETBALL: 1 and 3:30 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. Family Day with games and deals during a doubleheader. Women host Mercer, men host Milligan. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Dec. 11

HOMESCHOOL MONDAY: 2-3:30 p.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. Introduction to LEGO robotics. Come explore the basics of robotics. Learn about sensors, input adn output, and basic block programming with introductory challenges. Ages 7-13. Registration required. $10, includes admission. Visit www.ashevillescience.org.

LEGO BUILDERS: 4-5 p.m., Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. Ages 6 and older. Call 828-250-6482. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Dec. 12

AUTISM WORKSHOP: 10-11:30 a.m., 306 Summit St., Asheville. Free. Hosted by Autism Society of North Carolina. “After the Diagnosis: Get Answers, Get Help, Get Going!” for parents and grandparents of children 8 or younger recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn how autism may affect your child, options that may help your child, locate resources to support your family. For more information or to register, contact Juliette Heim at 828-236-1547 or jheim@autismsociety-nc.org. Visit www.autismsociety-nc.org.

MAD SCIENTIST LAB: 11 a.m., Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Ages 3 and up. Join Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker in the lab. This week, Fizzy Candy Canes! $5 nonmembers, free for members. Call 828-697-8333 to register. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

READING WITH OLIVIA THE THERAPY DOG: 4-5:30 p.m., Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. Sign up at the desk to spend 15 minutes reading to Olivia the golden retreiver. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Dec. 13

ART AFTER SCHOOL: 4-5 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Asheville Art Museum staff host a free art program. Kids learn about art and make something to bring home. Grades K-5. Free. Call 828-250-4738. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

BACKYARD BIRDS: 4-5 p.m., Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road. Scientists need help in studying birds everywhere, including your own backyard! Join North Carolina Arboretum for an introduction to ornithology, the stud of birds. Free. Ages 5-13. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

CHILDBIRTH REFRESHER CLASS: Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Are the memories of your previous birth or births a little hazy? Are there things you want to do different this time around? Do you and your partner need a refresher on how labor begins, different coping techniques and labor positions to try? Refresher childbirth class is for women and their partners who have given birth before. It will cover what to pack, signs of labor, coping techniques, hands-on comfort measures, labor positions, birth preferences and informed consent, and ideas for sibling integration and postpartum planning. All that packed into one three-hour class. $40. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com or call 828-777-8899.

MAD SCIENTIST ON WHEELS: 4-5 p.m., Mills River Library. Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson for science fun. Registration required; call 828-890-1850. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

STRANGERS PEN PAL CLUB: Noon-1 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. For all ages. Like writing letters? Wish you received snail mail? This club will supply materials, snacks, coffee, and cocoa and have you set and ready to write. Feel free to bring your own supplies. Sign up to receive a letter, sign someone else up to receive a letter, then write a letter to a stranger. All letters will be put into a basket at the end of the hour then redistributed. We will either mail it out to a home-bound person or you will pick it up before the next group meeting. (We will email you to let you know you have a letter waiting for you.) Participants can choose to write back to this person, write to a new person, or both. Call 828-250-4718 or visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Dec. 14

ELVES’ WORKSHOP: 2-5 p.m., Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Elves’ Workshop takes place in Makerspace, which is an exhibit located in the STEAM Room at Hands On!. Children and adults are invited to use their imaginations to design and decorate a gingerbread house made from cardboard (so it will last forever). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with $5 admission. Call 828-697-8333 or visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 15

‘LEARNING LIVE!’ - ‘WINTER FABLES’: 9 and 11 a.m., John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. A holiday-themed literature program for grades pre-K through 5. Open only to students in public and charter schools, as well as home-schooled children. Tickets $3 per student. Accompanying teachers free. Performances at 9 and 11 a.m. Visit www.BardoArtsCenter.wcu.edu or call 828-227-ARTS.

READING WITH J.R. THE THERAPY DOG: 4-6 p.m., North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. Practice reading with J.R. the certified therapy dog. Readers up to age 12 can sign up for a 15-minute session. Call 828-250-4752. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Dec. 15-16

‘A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’

: 7 p.m., East Henderson High School. Hendersonville Ballet, in conjunction with East Henderson High Advanced Drama, presents “A Home for Christmas,” a Christmas tale about an orphaned boy who finally gets what all children want — to be wrapped in a security blanket of family, and love, told through theatrical dance and drama. $10 per adult, $5 per student, with children under 3 free. Tickets at www.hendersonvilleballet.org or at Southside Dance Studio 4110 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. Call 828-548-1416.

Dec. 16

BOOTCAMP CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. For first-time to experienced parents, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth you are striving to have (home or hospital birth, unmedicated, VBAC, epidural). $85-$120. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com or call 828-777-8899.

NEWBORN CARE CLASS: 1:30 p.m., The Mothership, 227A Haywood Road, Asheville. Class will guide you through the nuts and bolts of caring for your baby from newborn-3 months. Topics include: general care, growth and development, baby basics, feeding, diapering, bathing, swaddling, babywearing and bonding. $35 or $50/couple. Visit www.ashevillemothership.com.

SATURDAY STEAM: 2-4 p.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. Join Dr. Don Lewis on a journey about our human ancestry in this edition of Saturday STEAM. Learn about the strongest human ancestor that ever lived, Homo Neaderthalensis. Enjoy stories, images and hands on activities while you explore all things anthropology in the AMOS STEM lab. Visit www.ashevillescience.org.

Dec. 17

UNCA BASKETBALL: 4:30 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Mountain Invitational, with men hosting Western Carolina Catamounts. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Dec. 18

HOMESCHOOL MONDAY: 2-3 p.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. Matter Madness. Students will explore states of matter with crazy experiments. Ages 7-12. Registration required. $10, includes admission. Visit www.ashevillescience.org.

Dec. 19

AUTISM 101 WORKSHOP: 10-11:30 a.m., 306 Summit St., Asheville. Hosted by Autism Society of North Carolina. Ideal for anyone wanting to develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It will explore the four core areas affected by ASD. Basic strategies for interacting with individuals with ASD are discussed. For more information, contact Juliette Heim at jheim@autismsociety-nc.org. Visit www.autismsociety-nc.org.

MAD SCIENTIST LAB: 11 a.m., Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Ages 3 and up. Join Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker in the lab. This week, Christmas Tree Slime! $5 nonmembers, free for members. Call 828-697-8333 to register. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

READING WITH OLIVIA THE THERAPY DOG: 4-5:30 p.m., Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. Sign up at the desk to spend 15 minutes reading to Olivia the golden retreiver. Email weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Dec. 20

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6-9 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Sets the foundation for the breast-feeding journey. Teaches normal newborn rhythms, feeding cues, latch and positioning, physiology of nursing, breast-feeding and sleep, manual expression and pumping, milk storage, returning to work, and more. $45. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com or call 828-777-8899.

MAD SCIENTIST ON WHEELS: 4-5 p.m., Mills River Library. Join Drs. Beaker and Bunson for science fun. Registration required; call 828-890-1850. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 21

ELVES’ WORKSHOP: 2-5 p.m., Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Elves’ Workshop takes place in Makerspace, which is an exhibit located in the STEAM Room at Hands On!. Children and adults are invited to use their imaginations to design and decorate their own Christmas ornaments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with $5 admission. Call 828-697-8333 or visit www.handsonwnc.org.

UNCA BASKETBALL: 7 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. Mom’s Night Out as women’s team hosts Appalachian State. All mothers who bring kids to the game will receive fre admission, plus activities throughout the game. Bring $10 worth of new, unopened children’s gift for Toys for Tots drive and receive a free ticket to Furman game on Dec. 28. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Dec. 22

LEICESTER LEGO BUILDERS: 4 p.m., Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Ages 5 and older. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

LITTLE EXPLORERS CLUB: 9-9:45 a.m., Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave., Asheville. On the second and fourth Friday of each month preschoolers (ages 3-5) have exclusive access to AMOS for guided activities, free play and exploration. Different theme each time. Register at www.ashevillescience.org. Children are $3.50, caregivers free.

Dec. 26

MAD SCIENTIST LAB: 11 a.m., Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Ages 3 and up. Join Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker in the lab. This week, Let’s Get Bubbly! $5 nonmembers, free for members. Call 828-697-8333 to register. Visit www.handsonwnc.org.

Dec. 28

UNCA BASKETBALL: 7 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. Women host Furman in a holiday-themed game. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Dec. 30

PARENTING CLASS: 2-3 p.m., last Saturday, Nest Organics, 51 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville. For parents and parents-to-be, class teaches about cloth diapering, baby wearing, protecting children from harmful chemicals and more. Free. RSVP to: nestorganics@gmail.com.

UNCA BASKETBALL: 2 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. Men’s team looks to repeat as conference champions as it hosts Campbell. Visit www.uncabulldogs.com.

Jan. 3

LEGO BUILDERS: 4 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. Ages 5 and older. Call 828-250-4700. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Jan. 5

LEGO BUILDERS: 3:30 p.m., Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road. Ages 5-12. Call 828-250-6484. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

LEGO BUILDERS: 4 p.m., Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road. Ages 5 and older. Call 828-250-6480. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

Starts Jan. 7

BIRTH WITH COURAGE: 4-7 p.m. Sundays, Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Six-week childbirth class series for first-time and experienced parents, no matter the type of birth being planned. Lamaze class series will go over pregnancy anatomy and physiology, labor stages and signs, creating a positive birth experience, tools to increase connection with partner, provider and baby, and more. Runs Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, and Feb. 4 and 11. $95-$185. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com or call 828-777-8899.

Jan. 10

ART AFTER SCHOOL: 4-5 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Asheville Art Museum staff host a free art program. Kids learn about art and make something to bring home. Grades K-5. Free. Call 828-250-4738. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/library.

CRASH COURSE COMFORT MEASURES: 6-7:30 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Free class to give mom tools to feel safe and strong during labor and help her relax down into the sensations she will feel rather than fight them. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com.

Starts Jan. 11

BIRTH WITH COURAGE: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. Six-week childbirth class series for first-time and experienced parents, no matter the type of birth being planned. Lamaze class series will go over pregnancy anatomy and physiology, labor stages and signs, creating a positive birth experience, tools to increase connection with partner, provider and baby, and more. Runs Jan. 11, 18 and 25, and Feb. 1, 8 and 15. $95-$185. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com or call 828-777-8899.

Jan. 13

BOOTCAMP CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Homegrown Babies, 201 Charlotte St., Asheville. For first-time to experienced parents, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth you are striving to have (home or hospital birth, unmedicated, VBAC, epidural). $85-$120. Visit www.homegrownbabies.com or call 828-777-8899.

CHILDBIRTH CLASS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with lunch break, hosted at Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 143 Asheland Ave., Asheville. Asheville Childbirth Education offers one-day childbirth class with education on pregnancy, labor, delivery, the immediate post partum period and breastfeeding. visit www.ashevillechildbirth.com.

Ongoing

‘WICKED PLANTS’: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 7, N.C. Arboretum, Baker Exhibit Center, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book, it’s a fun, safe and educational way to explore some of nature’s most toxic flora. Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era home, where visitors are invited to travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous and harmful plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards.

CELEBRATION SINGERS OF ASHEVILLE: 6 p.m. Thursday rehearsals, First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., downtown. Community youth chorus for grades 2-12. Visit SingAsheville.org or call 828-230-5778.

Parents’ Nights Out

Need a date night? Here is a roundup of upcoming parents’ nights out. Have an event to submit? Email information to calendar@wncparent.com.

Fridays and Saturdays

ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY MOVEMENT: 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Supervised open gym time and fun and organized activities. Pizza at 7:30 p.m. for $1 per slice. Healthy concessions available. Ages 5 and older. $5 per hour. Visit www.ashevillecommunitymovement.com. Call 828-254-6060. At 812 Riverside Drive, Asheville.

ASHEVILLE GYMNASTICS: 7-10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday night. Organized games, supervised free play on trampolines, spring floor, climbing wall, rope swings and mats. Ends with lights-out hide-and-seek. $15 first child, $13 additioanl siblings. Pizza combo $3 extra. At 130 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville. Call 828-252-8746. Visit www.ashevillegymnastics.com.

Dec. 1

ASHEVILLE YMCA: 5:30-9 p.m. first and third Friday of each month. Ages 18 months-12 years. Variety of organized activities. $13 per child, members; $24 nonmembers. Late fee $5 per family. Register at YMCA, 30 Woodfin St., Asheville. Call 828-210-9622 or visit http://bit.ly/1OMIFWs.

Dec. 2

HAHN’S GYMNASTICS: 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Ages 3-12. $20 first child, $12 additional sibling for members; $25 and $17 for nonmembers. Call 828-684-8832 or visit www.hahnsgymnastics.com to register.

ZANIAC: 6:30-10 p.m. “Pajama Party Programming!” Learn to code in your PJs. Pajama party, complete with hot chocolate, popcorn and computer programming. Children can wear their favorite sleepwear and slippers. Instructors will lead kids through the basics of coding using Blockly or through more advanced techniques if they’re ready. $24 per child. Email asheville@zaniaclearning.com or call 828-575-0355. At 1 Town Square Blvd., Suite 120, Asheville. Visit www.zaniaclearning.com/asheville/.

Dec. 8

ASHEVILLE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE: 5:30-7:30 p.m. second Friday of the month. Pizza, a movie, fun games and activities, and interactive exhibits. Ages 4-10. Register at www.ashevillescience.org.

FIRED UP! CREATIVE LOUNGE: 6-9 p.m. Ages 5-12. Kids paint pottery, have pizza and play games. Held the second Friday of the month. At 26 Wall St., Asheville, and 321 N. Main St., Hendersonville. $25. Registration required. Call Asheville shop at 828-253-8181 and Hendersonville shop at 828-698-9960.

REUTER FAMILY YMCA: 6:15-9:45 p.m. Ages 6 months-12 years. Variety of organized activities. Registration closes 10 p.m. the Wednesday prior. $13 per child, members; $24 nonmembers. Late fee $10 per family. Register at front desk, 3 Town Square Blvd., Asheville. Call 828-651-9622. For full schedule, visit http://bit.ly/1UK5qba.

Dec. 9

WOODFIN YMCA: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of month. Ages 6 months-8 years. Variety of organized activities. $13 per child, members; $18 nonmembers. Late fee $10 per family. Register at YMCA, 40 N. Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Call 828-505-3990 or visit http://bit.ly/1NYl70X.

Dec. 13

ASHEVILLE YMCA: 5:30-9 p.m. first and third Friday of each month. Ages 18 months-12 years. Variety of organized activities. $13 per child, members; $24 nonmembers. Late fee $5 per family. Register at YMCA, 30 Woodfin St., Asheville. Call 828-210-9622 or visit http://bit.ly/1OMIFWs.

Dec. 16

THE LITTLE GYM: 5-9 p.m., ages 3-12. “Winter Blast!” Activities in the gym and pizza dinner. Members $30, nonmembers $40. At 1000 Brevard Road, Suite 168, Asheville. Call 828-667-9588 or visit www.tlgashevillenc.com.

ZANIAC: 6:30-10 p.m. “Pajama Party Programming!” Learn to code in your PJs. Pajama party, complete with hot chocolate, popcorn and computer programming. Children can wear their favorite sleepwear and slippers. Instructors will lead kids through the basics of coding using Blockly or through more advanced techniques if they’re ready. $24 per child. Email asheville@zaniaclearning.com or call 828-575-0355. At 1 Town Square Blvd., Suite 120, Asheville. Visit www.zaniaclearning.com/asheville/.

Dec. 23

WOODFIN YMCA: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of month. Ages 6 months-8 years. Variety of organized activities. $13 per child, members; $18 nonmembers. Late fee $10 per family. Register at YMCA, 40 N. Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Call 828-505-3990 or visit http://bit.ly/1NYl70X.

Dec. 29

OSEGA GYM: 7-11 p.m. the last Friday of each month. Age 14 and younger. $15 members/$20 nonmembers. Visit www.osegagym.com.

Source : http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/family/2017/11/28/ashevilles-family-friendly-calendar-december/108105484/

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