Veterans Helping Veterans of Western North Carolina is a new organization created to help local veterans successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Matt Shepley said he founded the group because he recognized the need to prevent veterans’ homelessness and address issues with post-traumatic stress disorder, rather than waiting for veterans who require care to become homeless.
Following the success of Fox & Beggar Theatre‘s ethereal and visually stunning debut, Animalia, the theater company’s founder Nat Allister is hosting a similarly whimsical event to raise funds for Animalia‘s Southeastern tour. The fundraising party, Aquila, will feature live world music, art installations by Chris Sams and Travis Eagledove of the Ancient Art Salon and plenty of the circus […]
Fundraising event to benefit local children’s nonprofit, Children First/Communities In Schools.
Asheville on Bikes is on a roll. Since its birth in 2006, the organization has been a key advocate for a more bicycle-friendly city. And it seems poised for growth as it prepares to celebrate Bike Love — a fundraiser and membership drive featuring a range of speakers and musical acts.
Reflecting on his 25 years of annual Christmas Jam benefit concerts, Warren Haynes says there’s been “too many highlights to list.” The event’s grown from a small concert at the now-defunct 45 Cherry nightclub into one of the city’s biggest entertainment events, held this year on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at the U.S. Cellular Center. With proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity, the shows are meant to celebrate Asheville’s philanthropic and artistic values, says Haynes.
As Asheville prepares to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Christmas Jam, the musical lineup keeps getting better and better. Plus, a special Christmas Jam Session Ale has hit the shelves of local stores.
Jason Crosby, a beloved local bartender, father and husband passed away Sunday night after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Known for a passion for cocktails surpassed only by his love for his family, Crosby leaves behind his wife Ashley and daughters Giana and Salem. The 44-year-old had battled the disease for nearly nine months, receiving treatment from the VA Medical Center before his body began rejecting the medication. (2012 file photo by Max Cooper)
Against a backdrop of government funding cuts, a diverse group of community members is rallying to improve the Asheville elementary school with the highest percentage of impoverished students.
Warren Haynes’ 25th annual Christmas Jam will return to Asheville’s US Cellular Center on December 13-14 with a lineup featuring Phil Lesh, Michael Franti, Gov’t Mule and more.
A local nonprofit hosts monthly magic shows featuring people with special needs and disabilities. Their next performance is Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Mary’s Church.
This Friday, Sept. 13, is opening night of Eliada’s Annual Corn Maze.
The only program of its kind in the area, Open Hearts Art Center will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24. The local nonprofit provides creative adult day programs for adults with disabilities. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
A new local fundraiser wants every rescue dog to have more than its day by creating an entire calendar dedicated to Asheville-loving canines. (Photo by Sheryl Mann of Flying Dogs Photography)
Today, May 23, a group of local restaurants are coming together to celebrate what would’ve been Bob Moog’s 79th birthday by donating a portion of sales to the Bob Moog Foundation.
Odyssey Community School will host a silent auction fundraiser on the theme of “Dreams and Chocolate Trois” on Sunday, March 10.
The fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Asheville Racquet Club.
It’s rehearsal time at the Open Hearts Art Center in West Asheville, the nonprofit, community-based art program, which serves adults with disabilities. The center is the only one of its kind in the area, and will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 19. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
The local musician offers a free download of his “Riversong” in celebration of the annual RiverLink fundraiser and all-day festival.
Clouds of Greer play a benefit for Big City Mountaineers. Local climber Eben Henner is raising money for the organization (which provides outdoor experiences for under-resourced urban teens) by summiting Grand Teaton peak — and by throwing this fundraising party at Altamont Brewing Company on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The inaugural Carolina Brotherhood ride ended at the Biltmore Stage at Bele Chere to the sound of drums and bagpipes. A t-shirt belonging to the late Capt. Jeff Bowen was carried in a place of honor throughout the ride. Photo by Bill Rhodes
The inaugural fashion show, a fundraiser for ACT, brought in 25 designers, over $7,000 and a little mystery as well. Read about who won and watch a slide show.