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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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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 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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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 at the Cliffs
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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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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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.

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