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Thanksgiving Meal Boxes for Families In Need

Thanksgiving Day Food Drive

North Carolina has one the highest percentages in the United States of children under 18 years of age who are food insecure on a regular basis: 26.1%, or 1 in 4 people. In fact, NC is home to cities that have the highest levels of food insecurities in the nation, Asheville being one of them. To help battle this issue, many organizations like Manna Food Bank and Food Connection exist to prevent food waste, and keep those in need equipped with basic food essentials. However, there are always families and individuals who slip through the cracks, or are in a temporary, but difficult situation who are in need of help especially with the upcoming holiday season.

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Rhubarb, Catawba Brewing, Gaining Ground Farm Host Dinner For POP Project

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On Monday, December 12th, Chef John Fleer (Rhubarb) and Catawba Brewing will host a Holiday Dinner benefitting The POP Project at Rhubarb’s Event Space in Asheville, NC.

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Dead Brew Movie Kickstarter and Teaser Launch

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Local film maker and photographer David Huff launched the Dead Brew Movie project with a raucous teaser and Kickstarter page this week.

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The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food

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In North Carolina, setting a table often coincides with setting a scene for memorable meals, noteworthy moments with loved ones and indelible experiences that are ingrained in the diners' minds far longer than tastes linger. 

More than 30 authors share stories about their experiences in The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food. A Yankee outlines the challenge she faced when finally learning to cook butter beans. A vegetarian sits down to a pork dinner. A journalist recalls mid-summer mater days in the newsroom. Contributors to The Carolina Table show what North Carolinians know to be true—our foodways contain our culture, our history, our priorities, our health, our wealth, our poverty and our souls. 

carolina table“The collection of voices in The Carolina Table speaks to our diversity and character,” explains award-winning author Randall Kenan, who edited the collection and wrote the introduction. “Should someone look for a definition of what it means to be a North Carolinian now, this anthology will give a very solid, and flavorful, idea.” 

About Randall Kenan: 
Professor of English at UNC-Chapel Hill, Kenan is a novelist, journalist and food writer. A former editor at Knopf, he has received numerous awards for his work, including the North Carolina Award for Literature and the Rome Prize for the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

About Eno Publishers:
Eno is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to producing high-quality books in all formats about the culture and history of the Carolinas and the South.

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River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll and Food Drive

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River Arts District Artists Aim to “Feed the Body and Soul” by collecting ½ Ton of Food for Manna at Fall Studio Stroll

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Henderson County Education Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

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The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) will kick off the celebration of its 30th anniversary with an event on the steps of the Henderson County Historic Courthouse on Thursday, October 13 at 4:30 pm. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. 

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The Summit at New Mountain AVL Celebrates Grand Opening

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On Monday, October 3, New Mountain AVL celebrates the grand opening of The Summit -- taking over the top floor of the New Mountain complex located at 38 North French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville.

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Asheville Symphony Halloween Program and Brahm’s Double

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The Asheville Symphony’s October concert—“In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE!”—features two works perfect for the Halloween season: Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, and Schmitt’s La Tragédie de Salomé. The evening concludes with the symphony’s own concertmaster Jason Posnock and guest cellist Alistair MacRae performing Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. The concert takes place Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium under the direction of ASO Music Director Daniel Meyer.

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Bow Wow Film Festival to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

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The Bow Wow Film Festival, in coordination with Sanctuary Brewing Company and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, is excited to announce the 2016-17 Bow Wow Film Tour, featuring the irresistible personalities of our beloved canines. After a wildly successful inaugural year with dozens of shows around the country, Bow Wow is back with another rousing & fun loving collection of films. 

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My Drunk Kitchen’s Hanna Hart Films in Asheville

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Hannah Hart became famous for drunk cooking - literally. The 29 year old internet personality runs a channel on YouTube called My Drunk Cooking, where laughs are had as Hart cooks food while intoxicated. Since the inception of the weekly show in 2011, Hart has hosted many celebrity guests, including chef Jamie Oliver, author John Green, former pop star Lance Bass, and comedian Sarah Silverman.

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