Spellbound Children’s Bookshop owner Leslie Hawkins says she’s always wanted to host a “dinner with the author” event, and that goal will be realized on Tuesday, April 25, when her shop hosts Marcus Sedgwick at Twisted Laurel. Event proceeds will go to The Literacy Council of Buncombe County.
Children First/Communities in Schools is accepting teams and individuals for its annual trivia event, which also offers dinner, drinking and costumed antics. The fundraiser takes place at Morris Hellenic Cultural Center on Thursday, April 20.
Carolina Abortion Fund aims to rase $100,000 across the state through Bowl-A-Thon events in various towns. The Asheville iteration takes place at Sky Lanes on Sunday, April 9.
Harmonia brings sanctuary spaces to festivals of various sizes, and on Sunday, April 9, the nonprofit will host its own event — a donation-based fundraiser at Salvage Station.
Each month during the warm season, Garage TRS hosts an outdoor fundraiser with live rock music, food, free beer and bike-themed entertainment. The first iteration of 2017 takes place on Thursday, March 30 and benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Admission to an upcoming barbecue benefiting FEAST includes unlimited servings of pulled pork (raised on the same pasture hosting the event), collard greens, salad greens, barbecue tofu, baked beans, corn bread, and sweet and unsweet tea. The event takes place at the Warren Wilson College Farm on Wednesday, March 29.
Dozens of collaborators — from restaurants to artists and stylists — make Open Doors’ Art Affair into a “spectacle” of creativity, according to event chair Dosty Quarrier. The fundraiser’s eighth annual iteration takes place at the Foundation on Saturday, March 11.
Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.
Kare Strong, Lucy Ray and Aileen “Big Al” Pearlman will perform at the first iteration of this showcase of female-made music. The event takes place at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
After diving into Lake Junaluska, Polar Plunge participants (and spectators) can enjoy a chili lunch and several bonfires. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, will go to Haywood Waterways Association’s environmental education and stewardship programs.
Music from the ’80s and ’90s, a silent auction and raffle, and dressed up dancing are all on the agenda at Francine Delany New School for Children’s upcoming fundraiser. The event is at Isis on Friday, Feb. 3.
During January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness month, newly launched local organization Project FIGHT is hosting several events aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat trafficking in Western North Carolina. Rock band Armadilla will headline one such benefit concert at The Mothlight on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Dozens of artists have donated their work to a pop-up shop hosted by Clayspace and benefitting Planned Parenthood. The multi-day exhibit has an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 13.
Asheville-based nonprofit Mama Maisha, which promotes family planning, healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries in Tanzania, is holding its next benefit at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Friday, Dec. 2. Emma’s Lounge and Freewheelin’ Mamas will perform.
For supporters of the Standing Rock movement, there are multiple ways to get involved without leaving Asheville.
Arthur Morgan School’s upcoming auction includes items from local artists and businesses plus handmade creations and labor crews from students. The fundraiser, which takes place at Burnsville Town Center on Friday, Nov. 18, supports AMS’ scholarship program.
Lyric will open for iconic vocalist Mavis Staples at an upcoming benefit for MountainTrue. The Orange Peel hosts the show on Sunday, Nov. 13.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, Jenny Greer Fares will lead a singing 5k through Carrier Park in support of locally-based nonprofit Arts for Life.
For its fourth annual Barbells for Boobs fundraiser, Urban Athletic Training Center is inviting the public to work out, purchase baked goods and t-shirts, and hop into a mobile hydrostatic body fat testing machine. The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 24.
For its largest annual fundraiser, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County is hosting a dinner and silent auction, featuring a speech by best selling author Wiley Cash. His brother, comedian Cliff Cash, will emcee the event at Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Friday, Oct. 14.
Dozens of local musicians will play music from John Lennon’s catalogue in support of arts nonprofit Aurora Studio & Gallery. The donation-based concert is at Highland Brewing Co., on Friday, Oct. 7.