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.


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.


Okay to Play

Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 12:00 am

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


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.

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The Secret B Sides

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
at ISIS Music Hall
743 Haywood Road

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Man or Astro-Man?

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
at The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Avenue

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Zappa Plays Zappa

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Avenue

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Bob Weir and Ratdog

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 6:30 pm
at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
87 Haywood St.

Doors 6:30p / Show 8p

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Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Avenue

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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.
● Waste Reduction & Environmental Education
● Environmental Cleanups
● Edible and Shade Tree Plantings
● Countywide Recycling Events
● Community Empowerment
Tickets available at
or by calling 828-354-1776

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