Earth Fare to celebrate ‘healthy holidays’ this Thanksgiving

Press release from Earth Fare:  Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, will celebrate the season with ‘healthy holidays’ meals, gifts and entertaining options. From now until November 17, shoppers can order their entire Thanksgiving meal from Earth Fare, leaving more time to be spent with friends and family. The holiday […]

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Parkway Playhouse to perform James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Press release from Parkway Playhouse: James and the Giant Peach Jr. flies into Parkway Playhouse this December with puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and endearing British accents. The advanced students that make up the cast are only 10-18 in age, but their professional level of commitment to this production is undeniable. Students auditioned for their […]

Mission Health urges air quality precautions during code red

Press release from Mission Health: The elderly, children and people with cardiovascular diseases, specifically asthma and COPD, should limit their exposure to outside air as forest fires continue to produce heavy smoke throughout western North Carolina, according to Mission Health experts and state and federal air quality officials. Mission Hospital is not seeing an increase […]

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UNC Asheville’s 2017 weather calendar to be the last edition

Press release from UNC Asheville: For 31 years, UNC Asheville’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences has been a leading resource in weather information, compiling 365 days of information into an annual calendar. The 2017 edition of the Western North Carolina Weather Calendar is now on sale and is planned to be the final print edition, produced […]

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Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Ltd. to celebrate Green Friday

Press release from RiverLink: Avoid the chaos and long shopping lines on Black Friday and join the Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Ltd. for the sixth annual Green Friday at all their locations. Ages four and over can zip at KidZip or climb Treetops Park. Ages ten and over can enjoy Zipline Canopy Tours. […]

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The Asheville Art Museum to hold pianoforte recital

Press release from Asheville Art Museum:  The Asheville Art Museum presents a concert as part of its ongoing Pianoforte Series on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Biltmore United Methodist Church, an acoustically powerful environment for this event. Pianist Ko Eun (Grace) Lee will perform a program exploring the beauty of artistic virtuosity. Through […]

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BeLoved Asheville to hold press conference for the Homeless Voice Project

Press release from BeLoved Asheville: The Homeless Voice project of BeLoved Asheville will gather at Pritchard Park at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday to make public data concerning the arrests and citations of potential homeless people. This data was obtained through public records requests in partnership with Code for Asheville. The data reveals an unsettling pattern of […]

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Casino to celebrate Veterans Day with free meal for veterans

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino: November is a time to remember and raise up those who have committed their lives to service to their country. As a small way of saying “thank you,” Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos are offering free meals to Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, in Cherokee, NC […]

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Santa visitors to receive free photo at Asheville Outlets

Press release from Asheville Outlets:  Asheville Outlets, Paramount KIA and iHeart Radio will team up to welcome Santa Claus on Saturday, November 19th. Santa will arrive in an Enka-Candler Fire Truck and will be accompanied by the North Buncombe High School Band as he parades through the center to officially light the 24 foot tree […]

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Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland to begin Nov. 18

Press release from the Grove Arcade:  The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the elegant building comes alive even more with its annual Winter Wonderland. This season’s Winter Wonderland begins Nov. 18 and continues daily through Jan. 4. The Friday opening-night festivities from 5-8 […]

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Wednesday night “Waltzing with Bears” at White Horse Black Mountain

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: There’s well known song in dance circles, inspired by a Dr. Seuss poem, entitled “Waltzing with Bears”. Well, the bears are feeding up for their big winter snooze, while at the same time many of us humans are preparing for a big Thanksgiving Day feast. Dance and live […]

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GreenWorks partners with CrossFit gyms for Tire Amnesty Days

Press release from GreenWorks: In 2015, Asheville GreenWorks staff and volunteers collected a record number of tires at Tire Amnesty Days – a free tire collection event for Buncombe County residents that takes place twice a year in spring and fall. A typical tire collection brings in 800 tires – about one tractor trailer full. […]

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Chance to help make holidays special for a local child

Press release from Children First: Did you know that 1 in 4 children live in poverty here in Buncombe County? Over 9,000 of our local children are living in vulnerable conditions-enough to fill 21 elementary schools! Children First / Communities In Schools (CIS) helps children in need experience the joys of the holidays through its […]

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RiverLink to hold monthly riverfront bus tour on Nov. 17

Press release from RiverLink:  RiverLink offers a monthly riverfront bus tour about Asheville’s past, present and future. The next tour will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., when the public is invited to tour the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers with RiverLink. This is an opportunity to see the improvements […]

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Evening of poetry and music to support Standing Rock water protectors

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Published poet Tracey Schmidt didn’t plan to be a poet at all. She already had a successful career as a photographer, and her exhibit “The Awakening of Turtle Island: Portraits of Native Americans” has toured throughout the Southeast. However, after moving to Asheville in 2000 she discovered the healing power […]

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Conference to encourage civic engagement among college student leaders

The CSNAP conference is not open to  the public. It is open to student leaders, with registration required. Press release from UNC Asheville:  WHAT: On November 12, more than 160 student leaders from 24 North Carolina colleges and universities will attend the CSNAP Conference at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union. Sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, […]

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City of Asheville to celebrate 70th holiday parade

Press release from the city of Asheville:  The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Holiday Parade returns Nov. 19. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. nearly 100 entries will file through downtown, ranging from marching bands to high aloft balloons. Now in its 70th year, the parade begins on Biltmore Avenue at Charlotte Street, traveling north. There is […]