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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

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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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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Fifty Local Businesses & Organizations Ready to Play at Open Streets Asheville Event

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Grab your walking shoes, bikes and Big Wheels and come play on car-free downtown streets Sunday, September 18 from 1-5 PM. Open Streets Asheville is a free, all-ages event that’s building a healthier, happier Asheville! Join us for an afternoon of free yoga, dance and gymnastics workshops; sport skill clinics; community arts; special promotions and more presented by nearly 50 locally-owned businesses and organizations. Just announced: the raffle of a new kids’ Schwinn Frontier bicycle.

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YMCA of Western North Carolina Dedicates YMCA Camp Watia

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The YMCA of Western North Carolina will be holding a dedication ceremony for its new overnight summer camp, YMCA Camp Watia, on June 8, 2016, on the grounds of the camp, located outside Bryson City, N.C. Attendees will include YMCA executive leadership, its board of directors, donors, and other supporters of YMCA Camp Watia. 

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Author Megan Shepherd Presents Teen Writer Workshop

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Megan Shepherd, author of the acclaimed Madman’s Daughter trilogy, 

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Asheville Outlets and Buncombe County Schools Host Countdown to Kindergarten

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Starting kindergarten can be scary for both kids and their parents, so Asheville Outlets has teamed up with the Buncombe County Schools to create an event that will make that step just a little easier. On Tuesday, November 17th, over twenty-two schools and ten different county school curriculum departments will set up informational and interactive booths and displays in the Food Court at Asheville Outlets. Families with future kindergarten students are encouraged to attend to find out more about what to expect for the first year of school. The event takes place from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

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Halloween on Vermont Avenue; A West Asheville Tradition

Vermont Ave Halloween

Neighbors in West Asheville are banding together to assemble the 3rd closing of the popular street for children and families who gather for Trick or Treating this Halloween. Vermont Avenue will be barricaded and manned by volunteers to assure safety and convenience for the trick or treaters and residents. Candy donations are also being gathered at local businesses and through online donations to supplement the houses who are hit the hardest by the thousands of children who arrive.

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