Okay to Play

    Thursday, August 7th 2014 - All Day

    All parents want two things for their children: health and happiness.  WNC Healthy Kids, the Community Transformation Grant Project, Local Health Departments, Schools and Churches in your community have partnered up to promote family health and happiness.  Look for an It’s Okay to Play sign at schools and churches near you to know where you can engage in safe physical activity.  Active play promotes healthy bodies and minds.  Jump, run, and play with your kids because it’s okay to play. Find more information and It’s Okay to Play locations at


    Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC

    Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Asheville Pizza
    1850 Hendersonville Rd

    Will be holding a drop in recruitment event at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company on September 23rd from 5pm-7pm. Come be a super hero for a child and start something BIG!!!

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    Blue Ridge Orchestra

    Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Deerfield Retirement Center
    1617 Hendersonville Rd

    The mission of the Blue Ridge Orchestra is to present quality symphonic music in a variety of settings for a diverse audience and to serve as a recognized leader in culture and music education for our community. The Blue Ridge Orchestra begins its 2014-1015 season with the Blue Ridge Chamber Symphony led by Dr. Milton Crotts presenting an Afternoon of Chamber Music including Albinoni’s Concerto for Two Oboes, Haydn’s Symphony No. 38, and Mozart’s Serenade No


    “Many Moods of McCartney”

    Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
    87 Haywood St.

    On September 27, 2014, The Asheville Symphony and world renowned artists will perform the magical music of Sir Paul McCartney. Included in the evening’s program are his classical compositions and his classic pop tunes that have been part of the soundscape of all of our lives. The “Many Moods of McCartney” benefit concert will feature Little Anthony, Roger Kellaway, Peter Beets, Bobby Caldwell, Samantha Landrum, Frankie Previte, Emily West, and Yongmei Hu.
    Tickets available at the Thomas Wolfe box office – 828-259-5736.

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    2014 No Barriers Outdoor Classic

    Sunday, September 28th 2014 - All Day at Walnut Cove
    158 Walnut Valley Parkway

    Join us for an extraordinary two-day event on September 28-29 to benefit No Barriers USA. The 2014 No Barriers Outdoor Classic features a scenic local hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains and a 14-hole shotgun golf tournament at the exclusive Walnut Cove at the Cliffs Golf Course. The shorter course enables all golfers to enjoy our BBQ party on the green with No Barriers veterans and acclaimed motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and athlete, Kyle Maynard.
    All proceeds support No Barriers’ life-changing programs for veterans, youth and people of all ability levels. Click here for more information.


    Anam Cara Theatre

    Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space
    101 Fairview Road

    Anam Cara Theatre Company aims to produce progressive work that provides audiences and company members alike, with an experience that makes evident the eternal connection of all humanity, in turn promoting social change, and striving for the equality of all people. We find value in all of the arts and strive to produce an eclectic mix of work that is not exclusive to simply traditional theatre. We often incorporate music and art, as well as the written and spoken word into our productions, creating a unique blend of multiple art forms, achieving a distinctive aesthetic that sets us apart from other theatre companies. Anam Cara brings to you our open mic storytelling event, Tales & Ales. Event is pay what you can. Live music starts it off. True tales are told by your friends and neighbors. Here some stories, or tell your own. All manner of storytellers welcome!


    Asheville Humane Society

    Friday, October 10th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at BT’s Burger Joint
    33 Town Square Blvd

    The Asheville Professional Pet Sitters Assoc. and PetGazette are hosting a pet food drive to benefit The Asheville Humane Society Pet Food Bank. Special deals from BT’s BurgerJoint and Woof Gang Bakery for those who donate pet food at the event.

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