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2019 Tryon Block House Races Canceled; Races to Resume in April

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The 2019 Tryon Block House Races, scheduled for October 5 and hosted by Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in conjunction with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC), has been canceled due to course-development delays and will return to its traditional spring date on April 11, 2020. TIEC has made a significant investment to create a state-of-the-art steeplechase course at the Green Creek Race Course in Columbus, NC. While significant progress has been made on the course, TIEC canceled the event in the interest of horse welfare and to ensure that the track is utilized in its most ideal condition. TIEC acted in consultation with the National Steeplechase Association, which sanctions the Tryon Block House Races.

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Leftover Salmon 4th Annual Blue Ridge Jam @ Pisgah Brewing Co. Oct 6 2019

Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-a-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. NPR’s Mountain Stage says, “One of the most fun-loving bands you'll encounter, Leftover Salmon has built a fervent audience with an insatiable thirst for living, and re-living, its energetic live performances,” while Offbeat calls them, “One of the most spirited, jovial bands of the jam band nation.”

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Asheville RAD Second Saturday Gallery Walk Sept 14 2019

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 

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YMCA Parkinson’s Programs Provide Treatment through Exercise and Community

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The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. The main symptoms of the disease are movement related.

“It has been seven years since I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s,” said Linda Sprouse, a participant in the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s Parkinson’s programs. “I was always active, but I listened to my doctor who said exercise, exercise, exercise was the best medicine you can take.”

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Catawba Brewing to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, Week of Festivities on Tap

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To mark its 20th anniversary, family-owned Catawba Brewing Co. will celebrate with Asheville for an entire week. The emerald-anniversary excitement will kick off on July 15 with a “Find Green, Get Green” gift card promotion where patrons will have the chance to win a $20 gift card during the week, or a $200 gift card on Saturday at the South Slope tasting room. Catawba will cap off the week on July 20 with an all-day party at its South Slope location, replete with four anniversary beer releases; onsite T-shirt printing; multiple bands; Blind Pig bites; Three Eggs Cakery of Asheville sweet treats, plus a celebration at the Biltmore Village tasting room.

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Shindig on the Green with Ashgrove Garland Dancers, Asheville Morris Dancers

Shindig on the Green® is proud to welcome the Ashgrove Garland Dancers and Asheville Morris Dancers to open the evening on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park.

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Brother Wolf Saves Injured Dog Fievel From Euthanasia

At just one year old, Fievel, a shepherd mix, found himself in a place no dog wants to be. He was badly injured and scheduled to be killed at a shelter in upstate South Carolina just about an hour outside of Asheville. Thankfully, shelter staff at Brother Wolf heard about his plight and they were able to save his life in the nick of time. 

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Wine Added to July’s Brews and Bears Fundraiser at the WNC Nature Center

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Wine-lovers are invited to the WNC Nature Center’s third Brews and Bears event of the summer on Friday, July 12, from 5:30-8:00PM. The after-hours event allows friends, families, and colleagues to enjoy the Nature Center in the evening, when animals are more active in their habitats.

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READING, RECYCLING, AND RADICALISM! FREE SUMMER SERIES BLOOMS

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Firestorm Books & Coffee is excited to announce children’s summer programming taking place at the bookstore from July 6th through August 24th 2019, with an event every Saturday at 10:30am. The programming rotates each week between read alouds and arts and crafts events, all of which are focused on local ecology, using natural materials to make art, recycling and upcycling, and gardening.

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Bears Bees + Brews and Center for Honeybee Research to host ‘Pollinators: Secret Superheroes Dinner

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Bears Bees + Brews is partnering with Center for Honeybee Research to host ‘Pollinators: Secret Superheroes Dinner,’ an intimate dinner experience highlighting the essential role pollinators play for the culinary world and for a healthy ecosystem. The dinner is a part of Asheville GreenWorks and Bee City USA— Asheville’s 7th Annual Pollination Celebration.

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