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Burton Street Agricultural Fair Sept 17th

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Join RiverLink and partners at the Burton Street Agricultural Fair on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016, from noon -- 6 p.m. at the Burton Street Community Center (map).

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Asheville Buddhist Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Urban Dharma NC invites the public to a festival celebration of the fifth anniversary of its founding, entitled “Living the Life Abundant: A Mandala for Openness, Generosity, and Joy.”

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New Belgium Starts Brewery Tours in Asheville This Week

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In an effort to host locals for the first tours, New Belgium hosts day-of tours from Monday, Aug. 29 – Thursday, Sept. 1. Tours, for this limited time, will be booked in person on a first-come, first-served basis, and for that day only. Each tour accommodates up to 25 people, and runs for 90 minutes leaving the Liquid Center on the half hour starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.

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No Pets Left Behind Adoption Event August 20th, 2016

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This Saturday, August 20, is International Homeless Animals' Day and Asheville Humane Society is hosting their first "No Pets Left Behind" adoption event with a goal of clearing WNC shelters. Regional shelter and rescue organizations were invited to participate by reducing their adoption fees, and Blue Ridge Humane Society, Foothills Humane Society, Macon County Animal Services, Madison County Animal Services and Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation joined the effort. (Adoption fee discounts vary at each location – please refer to each organization's website for details, address, hours, etc.) Asheville Humane Society is offering fee-waived adoptions for all pets in their Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane.

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Grey Eagle Evening of Comedy with Matt Fernandez

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The Grey Eagle presents an Evening of Comedy, Sunday, August 21, featuring nationally known comedian Matt Fernandez and guest appearances by local comics Rigel Pawlak, Nick Taylor and Zane Mitchell. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Showtime is 7 pm.

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Twin Leaf Brewing Partners with Asheville Museum of Science

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Twin Leaf Brewing is teaming up with the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), previously known as the Colburn Science Museum, to create two beers that will raise funds for the museum’s current spotlight campaign. The collaboration supports AMOS’s expansion into the Wells Fargo building adjacent to Pritchard Park, a move which will almost double its exhibit and classroom space and allow for expanded science education programming in Western North Carolina.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Recruits Local Breweries To Help Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

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During the Asheville Summer, you may find yourself cooling off at the bottom of a waterfall, checking out the views from 6,000 feet, biking through the lush forests, or countless other outdoor activities.  To get to these alluring destinations, you will probably use a portion of the 175-mile portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway that meanders through Western North Carolina.  

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7 Things For Couples In Asheville To Do

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“A couple who vacations together, stays together."

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Wiley Cash to keynote 2016 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

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New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 9th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction on October 14, 2016. Cash will be joined by his brother Cliff Cash, a comedian who will emcee the event.

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Special Olympics Athletes Get New Uniforms

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On July 18, 2016, the Buncombe County Special Olympics basketball team converged on the Kimmel Arena at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Athletes shot hoops with members of the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s basketball teams in between trying on shoes.  They enthusiastically declared their favorite numbers as a volunteer recorded what would appear on the back of their new jersey.  The arena could barely contain the excitement of the Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes who relished the attention.  Buncombe County Special Olympic athletes were enthusiastic about the prospect of proper-fitting uniforms that would sharpen their team’s appearance.  The event had a profoundly meaningful impact as Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes told coordinators the night had been their favorite event and reached out over social media to inform their friends and family.

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