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FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE STUDIO 52 PRESENTS VIRTUAL FALL CLASSES

Flat Rock Playhouse’s Studio 52 is excited to offer virtual classes this fall for students near and far. There are classes open to students in Kindergarten all the way through 12th grade with options for acting and musical theatre. Classes will be taught by theatre professionals and Vagabonds including Studio 52 Director of Education Anna Kimmell, Flat Rock Playhouse Artistic Director and Artistic Associate Lisa K. Bryant and Matthew Glover, Betsy Bisson, Tania Battista, and Flat Rock Playhouse newcomer TJ Medel! The semester begins the week of September 21st and runs for nine weeks. 

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Local Nonprofits Help Animals Impacted by Storms Marco and Laura

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Asheville Humane Society are pitching in to help animals being evacuated from southern Mississippi, ahead of tropical storms Marco and Laura. The large transport of animals, coordinated by the Humane Society of the United States, will make stops in Nashville and Asheville to deliver animals early this week.

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Top Black Male Community Leaders Featured on Webinar

On the heels of their highly-successful first virtual event, which attracted more than 200 registered participants, AARP NC Mountain Region and the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) announced the panel lineup for their second one-hour webinar focused on racial equity and understanding entitled “Creating Advocates of Change:  Racial Justice and Equity Part 2.”

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Tour d’Apple has 100 Spots Left

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Only 100 spots remain for the in-person 8th annual Tour d’Apple on Labor Day, which takes place Monday, September 7, 2020, at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. It is not too late to register for this annual charity cycling event which offers four scenic routes around the beautiful apple orchards and mountains of Henderson County, NC. 

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West Asheville Bookstore To Host a Virtual Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform

Firestorm Books is excited to announce a free, virtual event with Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, co-authors of a new book exploring alternatives to incarceration. The September 19th event follows the recent publication of Schenwar and Law’s debut collaboration, Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms (New Press, 2020), which features a forward by New York Times bestselling author and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander.

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Fall Fling Raffle Benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

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The Fall Fling Raffle benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) is a perfect opportunity to win a safe, local, and fun getaway while supporting an important cause!   The raffle winner will choose from three amazing getaway packages, each valued at approximately $2,500:

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Earth Fare Partners with ABCCM for its inaugural 5% Giving Day

This quarter Earth Fare, Westgate will support ABCCM (Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry) in their endeavor of furnishing the kitchen at Transformation Village. ABCCM’s Transformation Village is a new 24 acre campus located off of Brevard Rd and I-26, providing 100 beds so homeless women and moms with children have a safe place.  ABCCM offers hope and healing with life skills and work readiness training that leads to living wage jobs and permanent homes.

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ABIPA, AARP PROVIDE LISTENING PLATFORM THROUGH WEBINARS TO HELP BUILD RACIAL EQUITY IN ASHEVILLE

Taking its cue, AARP NC Mountain Region has partnered with the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) , a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of African Americans and all underserved populations, to co-sponsor two unique one-hour webinars in the coming weeks. Entitled “ Creating Advocates of Change: Racial Justice and Equity ,” the virtual events will be presented on Thursdays, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3 at noon.

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CITIZEN VINYL RECORD PRESSING PLANT TO OPEN IN ASHEVILLE, NC THIS SEPTEMBER

A full circle revival is underway for Asheville, NC’s Citizen-Times building. Once home to the daily paper’s printing facility and offices, the historic site will soon be unveiled with a new identity as a boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store and bar/cafe (and a new name): Citizen Vinyl. Founded by veteran music producer Gar Ragland and supported by a dream team of industry professionals and craftsmen, Citizen Vinyl is slated to become North Carolina’s first on site pressing plant, though its mission goes beyond just manufacturing great quality records.

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Ingles Requires All Customers To Wear A Face Covering

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) announces plans to require customers to wear a face covering to help in the fight against COVID-19. The CDC stated “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. Face covering, combined with physical distancing and frequent handwashing, has been proven to reduce the spread.”

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