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MAY 2019 SECOND SATURDAY IN RAD

On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more! Meander the mile-long district or hop on and off the free trolley and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques and share their inspirations.

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Jazz is Phsh Tour Kickoff @ Asheville Music Hall

Jazz Is PHSH is kicking off their upcoming tour at Asheville Music Hall on March 22. An impressive musical experience, this all star collective of musicians reimagine the music of Phish in a way that is inspiring and intriguing to both Phish fans and non Phish fans.

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Franny’s Farmacy Opens 3rd Location in Johnson City, TN

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Two is better than one, and three is better than two; at least in the case of the newly launched Franny’s Farmacy – Johnson City, TN location. As a vertically integrated company, Franny’s Farmacy is one of the only hemp based brands specializing in “seed to shelf” CBD growth, production, manufacturing and selling. With two highly trafficked retail locations in Western North Carolina (Asheville and Hendersonville), the third location was bound to happen. But contrary to owners Jeff and Franny Tacy’s plans, a charismatic couple from Johnson City, TN (Derek and Dawn Wagner) approached the Tacy’s about replicating their proven successful model in their own city. As if it were written into a script, both Derek and Dawn have striking similarities to Jeff and Franny.  Derek and Jeff are contractors, and Dawn, just like Franny, has a background in pharmaceutical sales. Also like the Tacys, The Wagners have their own farm site where they will be growing hemp for CBD that will be integrated into the Franny’s Farmacy brand. Now, after months of planning, The Wagners and The Tacys have officially joined forces to open Franny’s Farmacy – Johnson City, TN.  In celebration, The Wagners have planned several opening events throughout …

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ASHEVILLE KIWANIS GIFTS $85,000 TO ABCCM TO HELP HOMELESS ­WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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In celebration of their 100th anniversary, The Kiwanis Club of Asheville will give a signature gift of $85,000 to help homeless women and children. The largest single gift by a civic organization in Asheville’s history. Please join us on Tuesday, March 12th at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where Kiwanis of Asheville will have a special program by Ms. Katie Beth Caswell on the progress of Transformation Village https://www.abccm.org/transformation-village, and a presentation of a $55,000 check to ABCCM. This gift will help with Phase I of the Transformation Village building project as they expand from 50 to 150 beds, ensuring that every woman and child can have a safe, stable place to be.  This will also help reduce the number of homeless children in schools.  In the past school year alone, there were 804 homeless children.  Kiwanis is committed to building stronger communities – one child at a time.  Over the past 100 years, Kiwanis has helped children grow in leadership through their school-based Key Clubs.  In 2000, the Carolinas District of Kiwanis raised $300,000 to build family rooms in the Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Between the school systems and local projects like the Chess …

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Monthly Hiking Series Supports Trail Work in National Park

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Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and enhance its trail system throughFriends of the Smokies’ ninth annual Classic Hikes of the Smokies series. Monthly guided day hikes of varying length and difficulty raise money for the Trails Forever endowment to help maintain the nearly 900 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mountain vistas, historic structures, wildflowers, and waterfalls are just a few of the highlights participants can expect, as well as the opportunity to see up close the impact of the restoration work done by the Trails Forever crew.

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APRIL 2019 SECOND SATURDAY in the RIVER ARTS DISTRICT

Saturday, April 13th 2019 On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more! Meander the mile-long district and discover all there is that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques as well as share with you what inspires them. Free trolley around the district: 11am-4:30pm Best time to swing over to your favorite studio, noon – 5pm. Most studios and galleries open 10 am – 6 pm. Saturday, April 13th 2019 Second Saturday Events: Curve Studios and Garden 9 Riverside Dr. 11 am – 5pm Join ceramic sculptor Cassie Butcher for coffee, treats and artist talk. Cassie will be discussing the concepts of her newest souls, why she calls them souls and answer questions. The artist talk will begin at 11:00am, but feel free to stop by all day to meet Cassie, see work in progress and finished works. Studio A – Pink Dog Creative 344 Depot St. Suite 100 12 pm – 5 pm …

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Love Roux to the Moon & Back

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Show your sweetheart that you love them to the moon & back!  Join Roux in Biltmore Park for “Love Roux to the Moon,” a special Valentine’s Day dinner Feb. 14-16, prepared by South Asheville’s famed chef Randy Dunn. 

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Eurisko Beer Co. Celebrates Twin Peaks Day

Eurisko Beer Co. commemorates the day Agent Dale Cooper first crossed the border into the wonderful and strange town of Twin Peaks, on Sunday, February 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The brewery plays host to a full day of special events celebrating David Lynch’s surrealist take on the dark underbelly of small town Americana, featuring small-batch Eurisko beers inspired by the seminal T.V. series, including a one-off coffee variant of Kollabörator, a doppelbock conceived by Eurisko and The Whale.

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Sure Sure Debuts New Single; Plays Orange Peel

Indie pop band from LA, Sure Sure just released their sharp and charismatic new single Idiot today via Ghettoblaster Magazine. As the band explains with their trademark humor, “‘Idiot’ is about judging a person from afar and then realizing you are that person. It's also about embracing your dysfunctionality and ripping a guitar solo.”

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MARCH 2019 SECOND SATURDAY in the RIVER ARTS DISTRICT

On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more! Meander the mile-long district and discover all there is that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques as well as share with you what inspires them.

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