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Better Dads Festival Returns to Asheville with Grammy Award-winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, plus Lyric and The Willies

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This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival returns to Asheville with its unique mix of active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational activities to celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages from Asheville’s diverse communities.

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Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes

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Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students from now through May 31, 2018. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

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Asheville Outlets To Host Kids Day

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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS TO HOST GIVE TO THE MUSIC KIDS DAY (AND THEN SOME!)

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A Winter’s Tail at WNC Nature Center Dec 2nd 2017

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On Saturday, December 2nd the WNC Nature Center will host their annual holiday celebration, A Winter’s Tail from 10am-4pm. There will be festive crafts, games and of course, animal programs.

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7 Local Stores that have All the Outdoor Gear You Need for Father’s Day

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The French Broad River, along with its tributaries, is an ecological lifeline pulsing through our region. This year for Father’s Day, why not give dear ol’ dad what he needs to tap into that resource and have a great afternoon.

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Better Dads Festival Comes to Asheville

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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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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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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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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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