Altruistic eats: Chocolate and Talent Festival raises money for a good cause

Photo: Robyn Lee

Want to eat chocolate in the Masonic Temple while listening local music and other entertainment, and help to provide sliding-scale pre- and post-natal care to mothers and families in Asheville? Yes, you do.

Here’s the deal:

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the Fourth Trimester Family Center and the Doula Association of the Mountain Area host the Chocolate and Talent Festival at the Masonic Temple (80 Broadway) from 2 until 5 p.m.

A ticket to the event is good for four chocolate-tastings from any of the participating local and regional artisans at the event, including:

Chocolate Fetish
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
The Chocolate Lab
Chocolate Gems
World’s Best Carrot Cake
Night Owl Chocolate
Raw Shakti Chocolate
Orgasmic Truffles by Eliana Rubin
UliMana Raw Chocolate

An eclectic mix of entertainment, from dance to digeridoo, will also be provided. Here’s the schedule of events:

Afro-Brazilian chant, music, dance: Yemanja — 2:20-2:30
Brazilian martial arts: Capoeira Angola — 2:35-2:50
West African drumming: Skinny Beats Drum group — 2:55-3:20
Eternal Hip Hop: Urban Arts Initiative hip hop dance troupe — 3:25-3:50
Folk Music: Singer songwriter — 3:55-4:20
Digeridoo and drum ambient music — 4:25-5:00

The event is $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. All proceeds benefit Fourth Trimester Family Center and DAMA. For more information, visit the event website.



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