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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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25th Annual Frostbite Run

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As the mercury drops and Old Man Winter comes sneaking in, we’re ready for all those awesome winter activities that turn cold weather into COOL weather: hot chocolate, snowball fights, and sledding included! In addition to these almost universal ways to chill when it’s cold, Henderson County has its own unique winter tradition: two and a half decades of memories in Henderson County’s annual Frostbite Races, at the Leila Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center and presented by Trace and Company.

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Asheville Fringe Festival Returns January 26th 2017

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The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival will return bigger and better for it's fifteenth year. With over 35 contracted artists and 18 ticketed shows, the bold festival just keeps growing and growing. The 2017 edition will feature some favorite dance/movement based artists from years’ past, including Jenni Cockrell, Lindsey Kelly Dance, Amanda Levesque and Kathy Meyers Leiner.  Puppetry fans will enjoy several shows in the line-up, including a premiere by Keith Shubert, as well as work by artists Broderick Jones, and West of Roan.

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Ready Set Grow Consignment Sale

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Ready, Set, Grow Children's Consignment Sale is coming to Burnsville, NC to host a 3 day event where you SELL, SHOP and SAVE on gently used baby, kids and maternity items.

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Historic Biltmore Village Celebrates Christmas The Dickens Way

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

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Henderson County Education Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

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The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) will kick off the celebration of its 30th anniversary with an event on the steps of the Henderson County Historic Courthouse on Thursday, October 13 at 4:30 pm. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. 

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Announcing the LEAF Love Fund Campaign

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Today, LEAF is honored to announce Detroit Tigers’ center fielder and Asheville native Cameron Maybin is leading the effort for creation of the LEAF Endowment in support of community development through cultural arts education and preservation here in Buncombe County and around the globe. LEAF is pleased to announce the LEAF Love Fund Campaign to establish a $1,000,000 LEAF Endowment Fund to fuel long-term support of LEAF's Cultural Arts Education programs! With enormous gratitude for your friendship and support, we invite members of the Western North Carolina community to join LEAF on this journey. As of today, Cameron Maybin and more than 60 LEAF supporters have joined the effort by pledging more than $777,000 of the $1,000,000 goal.  

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