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Claxton Elementary School International Carnival

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Claxton Elementary School
241 Merrimon Ave.

Games, prizes, face painting, food, and more! Click here to purchase wristbands and tickets!

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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.

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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.

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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 blueridgeorchestra.org; whitehorseblackmountain.com; 828-669-0816.
Also cash and checks only at Soli Classica, 1550 Hendersonville Road, and Mus

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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.

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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.

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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 Patricia.Bossert@cancer.org.

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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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