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

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 brings to you our open mic storytelling event, Tales & Ales. Event is pay what you can. Live music starts it off. True tales are told by your friends and neighbors. Here some stories, or tell your own. All manner of storytellers welcome!


Asheville Humane Society

Friday, October 10th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at BT’s Burger Joint
33 Town Square Blvd

The Asheville Professional Pet Sitters Assoc. and PetGazette are hosting a pet food drive to benefit The Asheville Humane Society Pet Food Bank. Special deals from BT’s BurgerJoint and Woof Gang Bakery for those who donate pet food at the event.

Transition Asheville

Monday, October 13th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Parish Hall, St Mary’s Episcopal Church
337 Charlotte Street

We are a local group of the international Transition movement, which encourages communities to prepare for a lower energy, lower carbon future by invigorating the local economy, shortening supply chains and encouraging a sharing community. We encourage “doing” –start a community garden! put solar on your own roof, and add a windmill! begin a weekly seed swap! develp a car share arragement with your neigbors! And: get together with others, friends and strangers, to talk about the future you want to see for Asheville! Come tell us a story– YOUR vision of Asheville –thirty years from now! What does a thriving, healthy Asheville 2044 look like to you?


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!


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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