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5 Places to Experience Local Art and Music in Marshall, NC

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Asheville is arguably the largest hub for local arts in WNC, but by far it is not the only one. Just a short drive north, the small Madison County town of Marshall has made the most of riverside living. There are dozens of local galleries and studios, forming an enclave of artists in the midst of a renaissance.

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Retro Age Opens In Asheville Mall

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Asheville gains a new retro video game store as Retro Age, a small southern branch of stores, sets to open in the Asheville Mall April 1st. Retro Age is owned and operated by Val Fisher, a recent transplant to Asheville. Asheville will be the third Retro Age store to open, the others in Georgia and Florida. The store buys and sells anything video game related, with the exception of PC games.

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Bee City USA Asheville Program Now Led By Asheville GreenWorks

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Asheville GreenWorks is pleased to announce that it is now the organizational home of the Bee City USA Asheville affiliate.

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Mary Ellen Hannibal at Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe April 6 2017

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Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café presents Mary Ellen Hannibal, award-winning environmental journalist, author, and thought leader, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Hannibal will discuss her new book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. Joining her in conversation will be Mallory D. McDuff, Professor, Environmental Studies/Outdoor Leadership, at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC.

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Free Monthly Climate Change Film Series Continues March 28th @ The Collider

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The Collider's monthly movie night, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and featuring films related to climate change and the environment, continues on Tuesday, March 28, at the nonprofit innovation center in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public (with a suggested donation). Popcorn and a selection of Oskar Blues beers will be provided.

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Malaprop’s Announces the Inaugural Rise Up and Read Together Program

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Malaprop’s Bookstore has announced the Rise Up and Read Together, a year-long program that invites all residents of Asheville to read the same book. Rise Up and Read Together is modeled on the “One City One Book” program, and is designed to build a sense of community and promote literacy. Like “One City One Book,” Asheville’s Rise Up and Read Together takes the idea of a localized book discussion club and expands it to cover an entire community.

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Tea-Beer & Biscuits: Twin Leaf hosts “Elevenses” Release Party

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Twin Leaf Brewery, in collaboration with Asheville Tea Company, is excited to announce “Elevenses,” will hit the tap Saturday, April 1, with a very British-inspired release party.

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Catawba Brewing Announces Limited Bottle Release of Red Rhum Barrel-Aged IPA

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Catawba will release Red Rhum, a rum barrel-aged red IPA, as their first ever specialty 22oz bottle from their long-running Barrel Program. To date, Catawba barrel-aged beers have been offered only on draft. Red Rhum bottles will be available for purchase at their Asheville South Slope brewery at 12pm on March 18. This beer is a rare find, so the brewery encourages customers to arrive early. Red Rhum will also see limited distribution in North Carolina.

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Catawba Partners with Appalachian Trail Conservancy for Small Batch IPL Release

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Catawba Brewing will release a Small Batch India Pale Lager (5.8% ABV) on Thursday, March 9, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Hiker Happy Hour (HHH) will be held at Catawba’s South Slope location from 5:30-7:30pm. Celebrate Spring with staff, volunteers, and members of ATC’s Southern Region (NC, TN, GA) at the last Asheville HHH of the season. ATC members who attend any Asheville HHH will be entered in the grand prize raffle for A.T. swag, including an ENO Hammock. New members joining on Thursday will be entered, too.

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Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

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The whimsical, world-famous candy man himself is back, this time in the mountains of Western North Carolina, as he takes the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in their Studio 52 Family Series production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Opening March 24th through April 2nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage, this timeless family favorite will sport a "delicious stage full of amazing characters, singing, dancing and acting for the inner child in all of us, with perhaps a few parenting lessons along the way," says Director Dave Hart.

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