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Open Streets Saturday is back this week

Downtown Hendersonville continues the LoveHendo-Shop Local promotion with open-air activity on Main Street the first Saturday.


Main Street will be closed to vehicles all day Saturday of each month from Second Avenue to Sixth Avenue. The cross streets will remain open for vehicles to access businesses and the abundant downtown parking available a short walk from Main Street. The spaces on Main immediately in front of the Historic Henderson County Courthouse are reserved for handicap parking. Public restrooms are located at the Visitors Center on the south end and at 125 5th Avenue on the northern end.

Many downtown businesses have expanded outdoor activities, including:

· The Hendersonville Family YMCA will host free yoga on the 400 block at 8:30 am
· Sit Step Sing free senior fitness on the 400 block at 10:30am
· Team ECCO Shark Lab will host afternoon activities from 12-2pm on the 500 block, including photos with a mermaid, hoola hoop lessons, bubbles, discover tables, etc.
· The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition, designed by the National Informal STEM Education Network in cooperation with NASA hosted by Team ECCO. Hours for the exhibit will be 1-4 pm Saturday at a cost of $3 per person, with children under age 5 admitted free of charge. Team ECCO is located at 429 N. Main St., in space provided by the Shelley family.
· Business sidewalk sales, including Mast General Store with sales being rounded up to benefit United Way of Henderson County
· NeverBlue Food Truck and Black Bear Coffee’s new coffee camper serving tasty bites in addition to the many downtown eateries
· Book Signing with The Cheerful Word near the intersection of Main and 5th Avenue
· Join the Cheers! Trail and enjoy local breweries and wineries in Henderson County by picking up a passport at the Hendersonville Visitors Center

Live music performances are:
· Myron Hyman on the 200 Block (near Shine!) at 1pm
· Fiddlin Ryn & Friends on the 400 Block (near the Mineral & Lapidary Museum) at 2pm
· Billy Litz on the 200 Block (near Shine!) at 3:30pm

Also, the Hendersonville Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday with hot spiced chai, hot apple cider, three options for prepared food, baked goods and fall produce.

In the spirit of #SafeHendo, all businesses and customers are encouraged to follow the 3 W’s – Wear a face covering, Wash your hands and Wait 6 feet apart.