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    Dining Out for Life 2014

    Thursday, April 24th 2014 - All Day

    You are cordially invited to join your friends, clients, family and co-workers on Thursday, April 24, 2014, for the 12th annual Dining Out For Life® benefit to support the mission of the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP).Over 100 of the finest restaurants in WNC have generously agreed to donate 20% of their gross sales on April 24th to enable us to meet these additional challenges in a fragile economy. You can do your part by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – or all three!

    Find More Information Here!


    Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s Bee in Harmony

    Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Literacy Council of Buncombe County teaches individuals basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills through individual and small group instruction by trained tutors. Students, young and old, gain self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency to transform their lives as individuals, parents/children, workers/students, and citizens. Success comes from the trusted bond that develops between our instructors and students. The Literacy Council, a non-profit organization accredited by ProLiteracy America and serving the community since 1987, provides highly individualized tutoring to fit the needs of over 300 students annually in three programs: Adult Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and the Augustine Project®. Bee in Harmony a music-themed Spelling Bee wit fifteen teams of three adults compete in the most spirited and outrageous word challenge of their lives. Host David Ostergaard, formerly of Lazoom, keeps the audience laughing.


    Women Working for a Cure Relay for Life Team

    Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center
    1 Resort Dr

    Women Working for a cure Relay for Life team, will be having their 10th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Saturday, April 26th 11:30 – 2:00 pm, at the Crowne PLaza Resort. This event is to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and all monies collected will be submitted to aide in research. All models are cancer survivors. Tickets are $30 each, and raffle tickets $1.00 each. Please contact Kathi Worley 828-254-7825 or Marlene Frisbee 828-628-3591.


    Vance Elementary Parent Team

    Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Vance Elementary School
    98 Sulpher Springs Road

    Come one, come all to the West Asheville carnival for games, entertainment, and funky food trucks. Free performances by Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth, aerial artists, Vance Chorus, roving magicians, and more! All proceeds benefit Vance Elementary.

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    The Weekend of Wonder comes to Asheville, May 2, 3 & 4

    Friday, May 2nd 2014 - All Day at The Asheville Community Theater
    35 E Walnut St

    For three wondrous days, the downtown district of Asheville will come alive with Magic, Mystery and Enchantment. A Dream Team of Master Magicians will appear in and around The Asheville Community Theater in a dazzling showcase of Close-up, Stage and Street Magic, One-Man Shows and All-Star Galas. World renowned magicians, Jay Scott Berry and Maxwell Blade have teamed up to produce this magical, family-friendly event.


    Blue Ridge Orchestra

    Friday, May 2nd 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at White Horse Music Hall
    105 Montreat 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. Season Finale featuring music by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Shostakovich and Respighi. Tickets at;; 828-669-0816.
    Also cash and checks only at Soli Classica, 1550 Hendersonville Road, and Mus


    NAMI Four Seasons

    Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Jackson Park
    110 Jackson Parkview Ct

    NAMI Four Seasons began in 1984 and grew to include Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) was started in 1974 and is organized at the local, state and national levels. Our affiliate members are volunteers who offer support, education and advocacy based on experience. Our goals are improving quality of life, resiliency and recovery. Our walk is called “NAMI Hikes in the Park.” Shelby Mood, Iraq and Afghanistan War Vet will speak about PTSD. Writer, Susan Reinhardt, (Author of Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle) is also on the venue. Join us in support of the mentally ill.


    Black Mountain Beautification Committee

    Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Monte Vista Hotel
    308 W. State Street

    The Ninth Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale will be held May 17, 2014 from 9 – 4 pm on the grounds of the historic Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street, in Black Mountain. Vendors will sell perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable plants, native trees, shrubs and garden accessories. There will be a silent auction from 9 – 2, and great food. Free event.


    Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter

    Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Walk to End Lupus Now is a community event for people to raise money for research and education programs while increasing awareness of lupus and rallying public support for those who suffer from lupus. Every step you take and every dollar raised supports the LFANC and its efforts to solve the cruel mystery of lupus. Registration begins @ 3:30pm and the Walk begins @ 5:00pm at Martin Luther King Park

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    The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

    Thursday, May 22nd 2014 - All Day

    The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation’s leading voice advocating for public policies that are helping to defeat cancer. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top priority. In North Carolina, ACS CAN is working to protect minors from the health risks of tanning bed use, and to make sure cancer patients on oral chemotherapy drugs receive coverage equal to IV medications. Join us for lobby day in Raleigh on May 22! For more information visit and “like” our Facebook page or email


    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 or call 828-357-6541.


    VeteRAN Jam 5K Fun Run/Walk and Festival

    Sunday, June 22nd 2014 - 2:00 pm at Fletcher Recreational Park
    85 Howard Gap Rd

    Please join us for the first annual VeteRAN Jam 5K Fun Run/Walk and Festival, a unique event honoring our past and present military members. The festival will kick off at 2pm with a 5K race for runners/walkers of all age and ability, followed by a family oriented festival including Asheville’s best food truck fare, kids activities and live music from Steve Weams and the Caribbean Cowboys. Visit our website to register and read about our cause, sponsors and activities: like us on


    LEAF Schools & Streets and Asheville Parks & Recreation Present: LEAF Summer Camp!

    Monday, July 21st 2014 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center
    285 Livingston Street

    LEAF Schools & Streets and Asheville Parks & Recreation are thrilled to present the first ever LEAF Summer Camp! LEAF Camp welcomes all rising first through fifth graders for a week full of daytime adventures through creative and performing arts. LEAF Summer Camp will re-create the beloved festival experience for kids as they participate in dance workshops, healing arts, face painting, drumming workshops, hula hooping, costuming, performances and much, more! LEAF Camp is extremely affordable for all families, with price tiers designed to respect different families’ financial situations. The camp will run during the week of July 21 through 25, 8:30am-5:30pm at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center, located at 285 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC, 28801. LEAF Camp is only being offered for one week this upcoming summer, and registration will be capped at 60 youth, so be sure to register today! More information and to register online, please visit:

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