Most of us want to do the right thing. We want to give back, step up and change the world for the better. But face it: There are only so many hours in the day and a paycheck only stretches so far. Here’s the good news: Wink Heads and Threads (18 Brook St., Suite 103, Asheville, 277-4070) is making it easy to make a difference. The boutique and salon is hosting a denim swap to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in celebration of the volunteer organization’s 25th anniversary. Now through Saturday, Sept. 29, shoppers can exchange a pair of gently worn jeans (call Wink for guidelines) for a 20 percent discount on a new pair. The used denim is donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ little sisters and their moms. Do good and get a little something for yourself. Easy.
• [left] Big Star jeans at Wink run about $95. Swap a pair of old jeans and take these home for $76.
• [right] New fall denim in stock at Wink.
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Looking for something different in autumnal attire? On Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, the fourth annual Blue-Gray Heritage Weekend in Mills River features, among other activities, an 1860s fashion show. Both men’s and women’s costumes will be represented at the Civil War living-history event. Info: 329-3433 or www.scvcamp70.org.