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Become enchanted by Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, performed by professional, international dancers comprising the World Ballet Series who are accompanied by a live orchestra. Attendees will be held spellbound by the dramatic music, beautiful choreography, hand-painted sets, and the allure of the tale itself.  »  CoMMa Performing Arts Center, 401 S. College St.; Saturday, 3 p.m.; $85; (828) 433-7469; www.commaonline.org

The Organic Growers School has been supporting the farming community of the Southern Appalachians for more than 30 years, with the conference being a manifestation of the School’s mission. According to Chris Peterson, conference coordinator, the conference’s classes and workshops run all day, and will focus on several areas of interest, including cooking, farming business, farming production, Earth stewardship, food justice, gardening, permaculture, forest farming, herbs, living on the land, mushrooms, and soils. Each will have four workshops based on all skill levels. »  Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic St.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday $95, Sunday $85, $165 Saturday & Sunday;  (828) 214-7833; www.organicgrowersschool.org

Likely to remain a favorite holiday memory, this night of fun features  a performance by the Transylvania Choral Society accompanied by the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra, the latter under the baton of James C. Fellenbaum. Listen to favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s music from The Nutcracker and “Christmas Waltz” from The Seasons, in addition to well-known holiday arrangements from other musicians. Since its formation in 1975, the Transylvania Choral Society has become one of the premier musical arts organizations in Western North Carolina and is under the direction of David Gresham of Brevard College.  »  The Porter Center, 1 Brevard College Dr.; Sunday, 3 p.m.; $43; (828) 884-4221; www.brevardphilharmonic.org