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Asheville Outlets to Host March Of Dimes

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Asheville Outlets will host the March of Dimes 2017 March for Babies kick-off fundraising event, as well as, the first Miracle Models Fashion Show on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Families and businesses throughout Western North Carolina are invited to attend and start raising funds for March for Babies. During the kick-off, participants will have the opportunity to meet the event chairs and the 2017 Ambassador Family. Guests can also pick up fundraising materials, and prepare for a successful March for Babies team.

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Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm

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From the farm that brings you the annual

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2017 Asheville Food Truck Showdown

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The 4th Annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown sponsored by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort is taking a giant leap and relocating the annual event to the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.  This year’s Show Down will take place on March 25, 2017, between 11:00am and 7:00pm at the WNC Ag. Center.

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MerleFest Brings Show to Isis Music Hall

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Celebrating their 30th anniversary, MerleFest takes the show on the road.

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Fortune & Glory EP – Download Here!

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The long awaited EP release from local indie-folk rock band Fortune & Glory is here. Be taken away by the slow strumming of a guitar across these four tracks. Effigies offers four tracks that pull on the heartstrings of the listener, whisking you away with the instrumentals that clearly come from the heart. 

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All That You Need to Know About Pancakes

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We eat them almost every day, combine different ingredients, shapes and ways of preparing them, but I bet you never thought to check out say, how pancakes came to be, or are there any other fun facts tied to them… well, here’s your chance. Today’s entry is all about pancakes and facts related to them.

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Curry for Christmas From Karen’s Spice Kitchen

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Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Not sure what to get that person on your list who has everything? Typically, when faced with this issue, defaulting to edible presents is a sound idea. Something that can be consumed and enjoyed by the receiver - like chocolate, wine - or curry. Yes, you heard right. Curry. 

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The Value of WNC’s Food System

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Free public lecture explores economics of region’s food system; event is part of the Beer City Science Pub speaker series

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Calypso: St Lucian Caribbean Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

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On Tuesday the 20th of December, Calypso, Asheville's newest restaurant will open its doors, succeeding a long and storied history of some of Asheville's most popular hot spots at 18 North Lexington Avenue.

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Merry Miracles for Local Families

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As the Christmas holiday draws near, families are feeling the pressure of providing gifts for their spouses and children. With 20% of Asheville's population living at or below the poverty level, many are struggling to put food on their table or gas in their vehicles, much less using additional finances to fund Christmas gifts. 

Like with our recent Thanksgiving initiative, AshevilleBlog is reaching out to our community and support those who find themselves struggling or needing additional help this time of year. We want to reach families who may not qualify for other traditional means of support through other local gift giving programs. 

Our mission is to equip a minimum of 100 families with gifts for their children and spouses to ease the burden of holiday costs. In a unique twist, instead of handing out generic age appropriate gifts for children, we want to empower the families and make them a part of the gift selection process. Our staff and volunteers will be setting up a shop and inviting families in during set hours to select and gift wrap gifts for their children - completely free. 

We have set up several donation stations across Asheville where you can drop off items to be set up in our store. Items for children of all ages, including teenagers, are appreciated. We also encourage items such as blankets, candles, movies, and other items that will allow older children or spouses to gift to each other. 

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to allow us to buy items in bulk at a discounted price, you can PayPal money to Ashevilleblog@gmail.com, or contact us to arrange for pickup. 

If you can't contribute otherwise but are interested in volunteering, there will be a signup form available. We need individuals to help run the store, sort items, pick up donations, and do other odd jobs. 

The store will be only open for one weekend during limited hours, and more information will be coming shortly. If you or someone interested in applying to be able to shop for free, please fill out this short application (available soon). The more donations we get the more families we can serve. 

You can find our donation stations at these convenient locations:

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