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LEAF Announces 2nd Annual LEAF Downtown Theme & Lineup

Leaf Downtown Asheville

Come Get Downtown for SoulTown at the 2nd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL, taking place July 30-31, 2016 in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park.  Join LEAF for soul at its finest – infused throughout stages, conversations, connections, roaming art and then some!  LEAF Downtown AVL seeks to be an inclusive, family-friendly, FREE event that showcases talent in a wide variety of musical genres and backgrounds with artists such as WAR playing hit songs on the main Pack Square stage; the eclectic Big Sam’s Funky Nation; and Bill Myers & The Monitors, world-class ensemble musicians; and many others from national and regional stages.  Visit theLEAF.org/downtown for more info!

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YMCA of Western North Carolina Dedicates YMCA Camp Watia

Camp Watia

The YMCA of Western North Carolina will be holding a dedication ceremony for its new overnight summer camp, YMCA Camp Watia, on June 8, 2016, on the grounds of the camp, located outside Bryson City, N.C. Attendees will include YMCA executive leadership, its board of directors, donors, and other supporters of YMCA Camp Watia. 

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B Corp Hackathon to Put Local Businesses on Certification Fast Track

b corp certification

The owners of area certified B Corporations (B Corps) and Mountain BizWorks have joined forces as the Asheville B Corp Network with one goal in mind: to make Western North Carolina a B Corp hub. To that end, they invite companies currently working toward certification or others interested in learning more about becoming a B Corp to their Fast Track Hackathon on June 21 at Deltec Homes from 3 to 5 pm. Attendees will work toward completing the B Impact Assessment—central to the certification process—and will be able to share and learn best practices with existing B Corps and representatives from the B Lab certifying agency. Deltec, WNC’s newest certified B Corp, will offer an optional tour of their facility from 2:30-3 pm before the event begins. A networking social will immediately follow the hackathon from 5:30 until 7 pm at New Belgium Brewing, also a proud B Corp engaged both locally and globally in the cause.

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Author Megan Shepherd Presents Teen Writer Workshop

independent bookstore day

Megan Shepherd, author of the acclaimed Madman’s Daughter trilogy, 

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June is National Adopt-A-Cat Month

adopt a cat

During the month of June, Asheville Humane Society is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to participate in a national adoption promotion for cats! Adoption fees will be reduced for all cats 6 months of age and up! For $10.00, you can adopt a feline friend complete with all up-to-date vaccines, spay/neuter, microchipping, initial flea preventative, a free starter bag of food, one month of complimentary pet health insurance, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian.

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“Hold Your Horses” Fundraiser to Benefit Heart of Horse Sense

heart of horse sense

 

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Asheville Humane Society Receives Over $23,500

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Asheville Humane Society Receives Over $23,500 from Subaru's "Share the Love" Event 

 

ABSFest Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival Turns Ten

absfest

 

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Bike Show at Asheville Outlets to Benefit Ride for Kids

ride for kids

Asheville Outlets and Schroader’s Honda will team up to host the 2016 Ride for Kids Bike Show & Run. The ride begins at Schroader’s Honda in Hendersonville and ends at Asheville Outlets, where the Poker Run bikes and additional motorcycles will then be on display for spectators. There will also be music, door prizes and awards for best in show – plus an opportunity to win a new custom 2016 Honda Goldwing ® Motorcycle. 

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Colburn Earth Science Museum 3rd Annual Benefit

Colburn Earth Science Museum

 

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