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Thanksgiving Meal Boxes for Families In Need

Thanksgiving Day Food Drive

North Carolina has one the highest percentages in the United States of children under 18 years of age who are food insecure on a regular basis: 26.1%, or 1 in 4 people. In fact, NC is home to cities that have the highest levels of food insecurities in the nation, Asheville being one of them. To help battle this issue, many organizations like Manna Food Bank and Food Connection exist to prevent food waste, and keep those in need equipped with basic food essentials. However, there are always families and individuals who slip through the cracks, or are in a temporary, but difficult situation who are in need of help especially with the upcoming holiday season.

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Rhubarb, Catawba Brewing, Gaining Ground Farm Host Dinner For POP Project

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On Monday, December 12th, Chef John Fleer (Rhubarb) and Catawba Brewing will host a Holiday Dinner benefitting The POP Project at Rhubarb’s Event Space in Asheville, NC.

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Historic Biltmore Village Celebrates Christmas The Dickens Way

Late afternoon and dusk shots November 19, 2008

Historic Biltmore Village celebrates Christmas the old fashion way with tree lighting, carolers, and a special visit from Santa.   

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Diamond Brand Hosts 6th Annual Step Out and Shop Event

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The Diana Wortham Theatre and Diamond Brand Outdoors announce their sixth annual “Step Out and Shop” event at Diamond Brand Outdoors’ South Asheville location in Parkway Center at 1378 Hendersonville Road, Thursday, November 17, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. The Step Out and Shop evening features a 20% storewide discount, raffle prizes, food and live music.

A long-standing supporter of Diana Wortham Theatre and sponsor of the theatre’s Mainstage Dance Series, Diamond Brand presents this evening of shopping with a storewide 20% discount* off its finest selection of brand name fashions, outdoor gear, and accessories. 10% of all store sales will be contributed to the theatre. While shopping, guests will enjoy live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s raffle features prizes such as a men’s outfit by Royal Robins, an ENO hammock, $100 gift cards for Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker, Leki hiking poles, a Deuter pack, and The North Face “Never Stop Exploring” Package which includes a Flightweight Tote, Multifunctional Headwear, Limited Edition Ice Pick Bottle Opener, Water Bottle, and more.

According to Catherine Gay, an owner of Diamond Brand Outdoors, the Diana Wortham Theatre is a vital part of WNC and an indispensable contributor to the arts in this state. “We are excited to once again host this year’s event at our South Asheville location,” she said.  “November marks two years at the Hendersonville Road location, which features an array of wonderful new outdoor gear and gift items, just in time for the holidays.”

“Diamond Brand Outdoors cares deeply about our community and the Diana Wortham Theatre is an important part of that community,” Gay continued.  “It is a privilege for us to support the theatre in its endeavors to further the arts and to positively impact the lives of its patrons.”

Proceeds from the evening’s sales will provide vital financial support for the ongoing programs of the Diana Wortham Theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the Diana Wortham Theatre offers live performances of music, theatre, dance and comedy throughout the year.  The theatre features nationally touring artists (the Mainstage Series), as well as a wide array of performances by professional and avocational regional arts groups such as the Asheville Ballet, Asheville Lyric Opera, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Asheville Puppetry Alliance, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, and the annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. In addition, the Diana Wortham Theatre serves over 10,000 regional students with its Matinee Series for Students and Families.

For more information about the Diana Wortham Theatre, visit www.dwtheatre.com, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dwtheatre, on Twitter @dwtheatre, and subscribe to the DWT YouTube channel atwww.youtube.com/dwtheatre. For more information on Diamond Brand Outdoors, follow them on Facebook at Diamond Brand Outdoors and Diamond Brand Outdoors Downtown; or on Instagram @diamondbrand_outdoors; or visit www.diamondbrandoutdoors.com.

*Available on in-stock items only. Discount does not apply to boats, car racks, dry suits, gift cards, YETI or GoPro. Promotion may be discontinued at management’s discretion.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio

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Celebrate the season with a fresh take on a holiday classic.

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Taste of Compassion To Benefit Asheville Humane Society

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Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at Asheville Humane Society’s 13th Annual Taste of Compassion Gala at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center in Historic Montford on Saturday, November 5 from 6 – 9 PM with a V.I.P reception starting at 5 PM. Thanks to Asheville Humane Society’s generous sponsors, all expenses are covered so 100% of the money raised will benefit local animals in need. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Animal Hospital of North Asheville and other top level sponsors include Prestige Subaru, Spicer Greene Jewelers, Sensibilities Day Spa, Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery, iHeartMedia, Charlotte Street Animal Hospital, Capella on 9, R.E.A.C.H./Asheville Veterinary Specialists, Patton Avenue Pet Company and WLOS News 13/WMYA.

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Dia De Los Muertos at Salvage Station

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Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a day which celebrates the cyclical human experience as a continuum from birth to death, and will be taking place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Salvage Station. Traditionally Dia de los Muertos is practiced by the community receiving the dead as honored guests, departed spirits are awakened from their eternal sleep welcomed amongst their loved ones. Music, food, colorful, festive and symbolic decorations are elaborately placed throughout the night consisting of skulls, skeletons, marigolds, papel picado and other offerings collected to create altars to honor and celebrate the spirits of past and present. Dia de los Muertos takes place on Tuesday,  November 1, 2016 at Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801. Doors open at 5 pm and the event ends at 2 am. Ticket price: $5-$10 suggested donation, kids are free and can be onsite until dark.

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Building Miracles for Ecuador: The Undergrowth hosts benefit, art auction

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On Nov. 6, Asheville-based artist collective The Undergrowth takes over the Block Off Biltmore for an art auction directly benefiting the Ecuadorian community.

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Dead Brew Movie Kickstarter and Teaser Launch

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Local film maker and photographer David Huff launched the Dead Brew Movie project with a raucous teaser and Kickstarter page this week.

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Asheville Participates In World Climate Simulation

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 Asheville will be one of more than 20 cities around the world where World Climate simulations will be held this week on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Other locations include cities in Ghana, Ethiopia, South Korea, Argentina, UK, and Nigeria. World Climate is the award-winning “serious game” designed in Asheville by Climate Interactive, an organization with offices at The Collider.

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