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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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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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Frostbite Ice Cream To Open Second Location

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Frostbite Ice Cream is an up and coming soft service ice cream shop that opened in November of 2015. Located in the parking lot of the newly remodeled Sky Lanes bowling alley on Patton Avenue, Frostbite serves freshly made ice cream made with local ingredients. In addition their soft serve offerings, the unique shop offers beignets, coffee, shaved ice, cotton candy and brownies. 

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Workers Launch Campaign Petitioning To Keep Tips At US Cellular Center

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Workers at the US Cellular Center and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium -- the largest multi-purpose event spaces in Asheville, NC -- are calling on the management to let concession patrons leave tips and allow concession workers to keep them. Check out the campaign here!

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Local Mentors Win Statewide Acclaim as “Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is proud to announce local mentors William Dickerson and Lynne Keating as North Carolina’s Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year.

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2nd Annual Expo Madison March 11th, Mars Hill University

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 The second annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the Chambers Gym at Mars Hill University

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Sustainable Development Training Takes a Village

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School of Integrated Living (SOIL) has been certified by Gaia Education to provide the Ecovillage Design Education credential through its Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion at Earthaven Ecovillage, June 10–August 11. SOIL is now one of only two organizations in the US to offer this internationally recognized certificate, part of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

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3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off at Sanctuary Brewing Company

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On Sunday, March 19th, from 2-5 pm, Full Circle Farm Sanctuary and Sanctuary Brewing Company team up again for their third annual vegan chili cook-off. This fun event occurs annually on or around the First Day of Spring and helps commemorate the Great American Meatout, an annual event started in 1985, which seeks to educate thepublic about the myriad health, environmental, and ethical benefits of living a cruelty-free, plant-based lifestyle.

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Dine To Be Kind on March 7

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On Tuesday, March 7, participating Asheville area restaurants are donating 15% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society during the nonprofit's 14th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Dr. David Crouch and Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery.

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Asheville Outlets to Host March Of Dimes

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Asheville Outlets will host the March of Dimes 2017 March for Babies kick-off fundraising event, as well as, the first Miracle Models Fashion Show on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Families and businesses throughout Western North Carolina are invited to attend and start raising funds for March for Babies. During the kick-off, participants will have the opportunity to meet the event chairs and the 2017 Ambassador Family. Guests can also pick up fundraising materials, and prepare for a successful March for Babies team.

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