Turn Black Friday green

Courtesy of Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours

What: Let’s face it — you probably won’t be first in line at any big box store this Friday. Rather than wait all morning for a big screen TV, skip the shopping and glide through the air instead.

Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours will offer a special day of zip line excursions to benefit several environmental organizations. Half of the ticket price at its Asheville location will go to Asheville GreenWorks, a volunteer organization dedicated to environmental stewardship in Asheville and Buncombe County.

If you’d rather take an afternoon drive before zipping through the trees, Pigeon River Canopy Tours, in Hartford, Tenn., will also be participating. Further still, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, near Bryson City, will donate part of its profits to the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River (WATR).  And Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours, in Long Creek, S.C., will support TreesGreenville, which has planted 2,200 trees since its founding in 2005.

These are just a few reasons to skip the shopping lines and try a zip line instead.

When: Friday, Nov. 25, throughout the day

Where: Asheville, Hartford and Bryson City, Tenn. and Long Creek, S.C.

Price: $54-79, depending on location. Half of the ticket price will be donated to various environmental organizations.

Contact: http://avl.mx/4p (the company website) or 877-247-5535


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  1. Libertie Valance

    On this Buy Nothing Day, as the frenzy of our most dreaded shopping season kicks into gear, come out and join us for a day of free stuff, hot food and workshops in Pritchard Park!


    Between 10am and 5pm, drop by the park with bring your unwanted household items in good condition. Then browse the stuff which others have brought and take what you want.

    No catch, everything is absolutely free!

    -~- FREE SCHOOL -~-

    The following free workshops will be held at Firestorm Cafe & Books (48 Commerce St).

    Intro to Zine Making : 11am – noon
    – open source zine production for non-technical folx.

    Know Your Rights : noon – 1pm
    – learn how to safely interact with the police.

    Decolonization : 1 – 3pm
    – the ins and outs of colonization and how to combat it.

    Anti-capitalism : 1 – 2pm
    – a facilitated discussion.

    DIY Healthcare : 3 – 4pm
    – a “do it yourself” way of staying healthy.

    LGBTQI Prisoner Realities : 5 – 6pm
    – realities which queer incarcerated folks face and how you can help.

    -~- FREE FILM NIGHT -~-

    Join us at 7pm for a screening of “Lucio Urtubia, the Irreducible Anarchist” (2009), a documentary film on Spanish anarchist Lucio Urtubia, a modern day Robin Hood who expropriated millions from Citibank in the late 1907s to fund revolutionaries around the world.

    More info at http://firestormcafe.com

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