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Better Dads Festival Comes to Asheville

better fathers festival

This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival will create an active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational space for the Asheville community to explore and celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, poetry, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers and resource booths from Asheville’s diverse communities will invite festivalgoers to explore how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and new possibilities.

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Asheville Outlets, Bonnie Rose Appraisal 1st Antique & Collectibles Show

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Asheville Outlets and Bonnie Rose Appraisal Services Inc. will host the first Annual Antique, Vintage & Collectibles Show on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center. The show will feature booths from collectors of antiques, home furnishings, accent pieces, jewelry and more. A portion of booth proceeds will benefit Mountain Housing Opportunities. Give to the Music will provide busker entertainment throughout the day. Spectators are free.

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Laughing Heart Literary Festival

independent bookstore day

To celebrate readers and books, The Laughing Heart Literary Project and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café are presenting the first Laughing Heart Literary Festival, August 1-4, in Hot Springs, NC. The event will bring together nationally- and regionally-celebrated authors in onstage conversations about their books and books that have changed their lives. The festival will feature an opening night panel of authors honoring the writing life of Robert Morgan.

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Tasty Beverage Company’s 2nd Anniversary

Tasty Beverage Company

Tasty Beverage Company is hosting a very special event to celebrate the second anniversary of the opening of their Asheville location on Coxe Avenue.  The festivities begin at noon and continue through 6:00pm or until you all drink all the beer.

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

marshall nc

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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Asheville Based Web-series “When Fact Met Fiction” Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Second Season

when fact met fiction

The creators of the Asheville, NC based Web-series “When Fact Met Fiction” (WFMF), Stefan and Robin Liner, launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGOGO on Saturday, April 1st 2017 to raise funds for the production of the show’s second Season. Season 1 of WFMF debuted last winter with 8 ten minute episodes released on Youtube and Vimeo. The cast and crew of Asheville film professionals filmed all eight episodes in 4 1/2 days on a shoestring budget.

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Franklin School of Innovation Students Place Mural in Asheville Outlets Food Court

Asheville Outlets Construction

As a special class project, Franklin School of Innovation art students submitted mural designs for the Asheville Outlets Food Court. The winning design is now being painted and is slated to be complete in April.

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Bee City USA Asheville Program Now Led By Asheville GreenWorks

bee city usa

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

the collider

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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