Around Town: Church tours, Fletcher's Concert in the Park, Gathering Church event set

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Tours of the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock are returning with the first tour set for July 16,
Tours of the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock are returning with the first tour set for July 16,

For this edition of Around Town, there will be several events happening in the month of July as the hot days of summer continue.

The church tours are returning for St. John in the Wilderness, and Fletcher Parks and Recreation is once again hosting its traditional Concert in the Park. Also coming up is a free event for the public at the Gathering Church.

Each event is listed below with more details:

Church tours return 

Tours of the Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock are returning, according to a press release. The first tour will be held at 11 a.m. July 16.

The church and churchyard (cemetery) tours are sponsored by the St. John Episcopal Church Docents. They will begin inside the Carriage Door entrance of the church with the first led by lead docent, E.R. Haire, Jr. Other docents will rotate monthly as guides.

The free tours are limited to 30 people. Reservations are to be made online on the church’s website, www.stjohnflatrock.org/tours. The tours will be held monthly on the third Saturday at 11 a.m. There will be no rain dates. They will last about an hour. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

The historic cemetery contains graves of un-named 19th century people who were enslaved as well as distinguished political figures and local citizens.

Concert in the Park set for July 8

Fletcher Parks & Recreation Department will host a Concert in the Park on Friday, July 8 at Bill Moore Community Park, according to a press release.

This free event is from 6-8 p.m. and will feature the Flashback bands, playing hit songs from the 1980s and 1990s. Baabals Ice Cream will be open, running the concession stand, selling treats and cold drinks.

This concert is being sponsored by Hunter Subaru of Fletcher.

Gathering Church to host free event to celebrate the Fourth

The Gathering Church is hosting a free, open to the public, family community event to celebrate the Fourth of July and summer at Bill Moore Community Park in Fletcher. The event will be from noon-3 p.m. July 3.

The event is for any family from the greater Asheville area and will include “kid-friendly” activities for a variety of ages and developmental needs, such as face painting, balloon animals, yard games, inflatable play structures, a performance from Kenny the Clown and more.

It will also include multiple food trucks. For parents and young adults, the event will also include a cornhole tournament.

The Gathering Church will be holding a free raffle drawing for event attendees only. The raffle prize is a Fourth of July-themed RTIC cooler with assorted familyf-riendly toys, games, snacks and more, the release said.

This article originally appeared on Hendersonville Times-News: Around Town: Church tours, Fletcher's Concert in the Park, Gathering Church event set