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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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    Community Action Opportunities: Head Start Program

    Friday, June 27th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at 25 Gaston St
    25 Gaston St

    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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    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 521almostnone.com.

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    Anam Cara Theatre Company

    Friday, August 29th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:30 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 presents an evening of improv comedy with No Regets, the newest local improv group. Show is Sat 8/29 at 8pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd in Asheville. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. anamcaratheatre.org

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    Haywood Christian Ministry

    Monday, September 1st 2014 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at 150 Branner Avenue
    150 Branner Avenue

    HAYWOOD CHRISTIAN MINISTRY ON BRANNER AVENUE IN WAYNESVILLE IS HAVING ITS FIRST LABOR DAY ANTIQUE AUCTION
    ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST…..
    We have lots of fabulous antiques you can preview between 8-10…Auction starts at 10am to about 1pm….

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    Here’s Hope

    Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at The Omni Grove Park Inn
    290 Macon Ave

    The Hope Chest for Women is excited to announce the Second Annual Here’s Hope, a fall fashion show and fundraiser to be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Doors open at 10:30 A.M. and the event will start with at 11 A.M. and end at 1 P.M. Tickets are $50 each or host a table of 10 for $450. This event will be a community celebration of HOPE. We are happy to announce that we will be honoring Laurey Masterton, and will present her family with our Legacy of Hope Award. Laurey trademarked the slogan “Don’t Postpone Joy”, and publically battled ovarian cancer for over 20 years. We will celebrate Laurey’s spirit of joy and hope that she shared with our WNC community. We have an exciting line up for Here’s Hope with Belk providing the fashion and makeup. Belk Carmen!Carmen! Salon and Spa is providing hair for the models. There is plenty of fun planned, including a raffle and silent auction, door prizes, live entertainment featuring popular local musician, Tag Garmon, and of course…. delicious food!

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    Asheville GreenWorks presents the 2nd Annual Root Ball!

    Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Make an Investment in Your Community with the 2nd Annual Root Ball!
    Thursday, September 18th, at 318 Riverside Drive
    6:30-10:00 pm
    Come mingle with the Asheville Community to music by “Lyric”, gourmet
    grilled cheese, cold soups and snacks, ice cream sundae bar, Sangria,
    craft beer and local cider on banks of the beautiful French Broad River.
    Advance Tickets: $25.00
    Day of Event: $30.00
    Asheville GreenWorks is an environmental conservation organization
    working to strengthen the community through educational and volunteer
    based environmental programs.
    Programs:
    ● Waste Reduction & Environmental Education
    ● Environmental Cleanups
    ● Edible and Shade Tree Plantings
    ● Countywide Recycling Events
    ● Community Empowerment
    Tickets available at www.ashevillegreenworks.org
    or by calling 828-354-1776

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    “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.

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