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


The Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers!

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Creekside Taphouse
8 Beverly Rd

There are more than 80 youth on the waiting list in Buncombe County. Join our informational session on Oct 23rd from 5-7 at Creekside Taphouse to learn more about how to get involved. We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our community-based program by sharing activities twice a month with a young person from a single parent home. BBBS is also looking for volunteers to mentor one hour a week at an after-school site and in an elementary school.


Rainbow Community School

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Rainbow Community School
574 Haywood Rd

Rainbow Community School is proud to offer a private, independent and alternative educational program for preschool through middle school-aged children that draws from the best in current educational thinking and holistic models of child development. We are also recognized nationally as a leader in contemplative education. This is our 5th annual fall harvest hoedown! It is a fun event with local food, a bake sale, a raffle table with fantastic local prizes, bouncy houses, a magician, face painting, games and much more. Fun for all ages, wear your costume!

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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.


Charles George VA Medical Center Employee Association

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Charles George VA Medical Center
1100 Tunnel Road

VA Employee Association and Asheville Chevrolet Present the 4th Annual “Saluting Our Veterans:” Open Car Show. Last year’s show hosted over 220 vehicles and raised over $5000. Prizes, raffles, 50/50 and silent auction. Food and fun for all.


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.


Francine Delany New School for Children

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm at ISIS Music Hall
743 Haywood Road

We are a tuition-free charter school serving 167 students 46% on free and reduced lunch. We are an inclusive community that is committed to promoting social justice and preserving the inherent worth and human dignity of every person. Dig out that vintage prom dress and powder blue tux for a fabulous Silent Auction, musical guests such as Kon–Tiki and the Jim Arrendell Dance Party that will have you boogieing to your favorite Motown and Soul and support a fabulous school!

Joyal Capital Management Foundation

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Dicks’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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