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


    First Baptist Church of Asheville

    Friday, October 31st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church
    5 Oak St

    Fall Family Festival – free community event open to everyone. Fun for the whole family includes pony rides, inflatables, a magic show, game booths, face painting , balloon twisting , and candy. Concessions available for purchase. Rain or shine. Our mission is to encourage and uplift the community through our faith. We are inspired to love others as Christ first loved us.

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    NC Runnin’ Rebels

    Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Celebration Church
    8700 Capital Blvd

    NC Runnin’ Rebels is a 501(c3) basketball and mentoring program, we focus on competitive sports, education, nutrition and mentoring for young boys and girls. All of these things help promote higher self esteem.
    North Carolina Runnin’ Rebels AAU Boys Basketball will be hosting tryouts.

    November 1, 8am-10am (2nd-4th grade)
    10am-12pm ( 5th-6th grade)
    November 2, 4pm-6pm (7th-8th grade)

    November 8, 8am-10am (2nd-4th grade)
    10am-12pm (5th – 6th grade)

    November 9, 4pm-6pm (7th-8th grade)

    Tryouts will be held at:

    Celebration Church
    8700 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC

    Please Contact Coach Johnson at 919-780-0144.


    Asheville on Bikes

    Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    AoB cultivates the culture of urban and commuter cycling through advocacy and celebration. We believe that cycling has a direct impact on the health of our community. On Saturday, Nov 1st, Asheville on Bikes hosts the eighth annual Pumpkin Pedaller – a costumed community ride through the city of Asheville. The ride is free and open to the public. Pick up event details at area bike shops or visit AoB’s website.

    Erwin High School Band Boosters

    Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Erwin High School Auxiliary Gym
    20 Erwin Hills Rd

    Erwin HS Band’s 2nd Annual Holiday Vendor and Craft Show. We have over 30 vendors and crafters, raffles, door prizes and concessions available. Admission is free. Come do your holiday shopping and support the band!

    Joyal Capital Management Foundation

    Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Dick’s Sporting Goods
    107 River Hills Rd

    Fortiline Waterworks, sponsor of Joyal Capital Management Foundation, Inc., is currently accepting nominations for the $100 For 100 Event in Asheville. 100 children in need will receive $100 gift cards for sporting goods and/or clothing at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in the River Hills Shopping Center, 107 River Hills Road, in Asheville.

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