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    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy

    Sunday, June 1st 2014 - All Day

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites experienced backpackers to apply for its Smokies Wilderness Elite Appalachian Trail Crew, known as SWEAT. Each six-day session gives volunteers the opportunity to work on different parts of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hikers interested in volunteering between June and August on SWEAT Crew should apply at www.appalachiantrail.org/crews or call 828-357-6541.

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    Summer Food Program

    Monday, June 16th 2014 - 12:00 am

    Feeds all Kids under age 18 for FREE. Buncombe County Library, Recreation and Culture Department partners with County Schools Child Nutrition to provide free meals to children during the summer. http://www.buncombecounty.org/parks

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    Community Action Opportunities: Head Start Program

    Friday, June 27th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at 25 Gaston St
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    Community Action Opportunities invites Buncombe and Madison County residents to give their child a Head Start and apply for its free comprehensive, educational program for 3 and 4 year olds. Call 828-252-2495 or stop by 25 Gaston St. in Asheville.

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    Ayusa

    Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - All Day

    Ayusa is a high school exchange program sponsored by the Department of State. We match bright young leaders from around the world with families across the United States. Ayusa provides international students the opportunity to learn about America through a semester or year as a high school student in their host family’s community. American host families also experience a new culture and gain a lifelong connection between their family and a family in another country. Ayusa is looking for families to host students arriving in the US for this coming high school academic semester

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    Benefit of Culture: A Pirate Party Hullabaloo

    Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 5:00 pm at Highland Brewing Company
    12 Old Charlotte HWY

    LEAF presents the 4th annual FUNdraising event, Benefit of Culture: A Pirate Party Hullabaloo on August 7th, at the Highland Brewing Tasting Room. This pirate themed evening of music, food, drinks, and fun will benefit six youth arts education programs locally and globally through LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International programs. Patrons are encouraged dress in their swashbuckling best for the pirate costume contest, live music by Sirius B and the “Swashbuckling Sea-Stars”, Easel Rider “Pirate Arts,” and opportunities to win fabulous booty in the silent auction. Local HomeGrown EATS and a Highland Brewing BEER are included with ticket. Doors open at 6p.m. with a special VIP reception at 5pm. Individual tickets are $35; family tickets are $60, which includes admission of two adult and their children; VIP tickets are $75 per person; children under 10 are FREE. Tickets are available at www.highlandbrewing.com/tasting-room. For more information about Benefit of Culture, visit www.theLEAF.org.

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    The ‘Live in Living Color’ Benefit Concert

    Sunday, August 10th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Abernethy UMC
    1418 Patton Ave

    Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Minds. Vocal Blast, Asheville’s Community Choir, is all volunteer. We raise money for local performing arts scholarships mainly for AVL city schools. The ‘Live in Living Color’ Benefit Concert is a collection of songs from musicals that have been adapted from a film. Vocal Blast is a community -all volunteer- show choir started in 2012. No tickets, but donation at the door for admission.

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