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ABCCM TO Dedicate SECU Center of Hope at Transformation Village

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Transformation Village is ABCCM’s newest residential facility for women and children. The SECU Center of Hope is part of Phase I that provides transitional housing for women who need a safe place for themselves and their children while their lives are transformed. Phase I will be able to house up to 240 women and children annually. Phase II will be the construction of six apartment buildings that will have permanent, deeply affordable homes for up to 300 residents.

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Speakeasy Improv Classes Begin in October

The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to announce that Speakeasy Improv will offer two unique class series beginning October 3rd and 4th.   The Speakeasy is designed to use improv for positive change through fast-paced play and collaboration. Teaching the deeper nature of improv, The Speakeasy aims to inspire artists to stay actively engaged in their craft, grow as individuals, and contribute to the growth of their artistic community.

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75th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade Saturday, November 20

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The Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC, rolls, dances and marches through downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 20 beginning at 11am. The parade features more than 100 entries including marching bands, dance and cheer squads, youth sports, nonprofits and businesses. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating 75 Years of Memories and Magic.”

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 Asheville Tea Company Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

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Asheville Tea Company is celebrating five years with a new birthday brew and giveaway sweeter than a cool glass of southern iced tea. To celebrate their five-year anniversary, Asheville Tea Company is excited to release their official Birthday Party blend – a colorful rooibos blend with vanilla bean, oat straw, calendula and blue cornflower.

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Carolina Pumpkin Spelltacular at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Over 5,000 magical pumpkins burst to life in this breathtaking Halloween experience for the entire family at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort. Stroll through this immersive Halloween festival dubbed the Carolina Pumpkin Spelltacular, featuring a host of all-new attractions that offer something for everyone, including:

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Senior Dogs at AHS and Brother Wolf Win Grant

Senior Dogs At Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Fetch Grant From Grey Muzzle Foundation

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Brews and Bears at the WNC Nature Center is Back Just in Time for Summer

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Brews and Bears has come out of hibernation just in time for summer! On Friday, July 9, and Friday, August 13, from 5:30-8:00PM, the WNC Nature Center will host the Brews and Bears 2021 after-hours event, where guests can explore the Nature Center in the evening hours when it’s cooler and the animals are more active.

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The Magnetic Theatre returns with a half-season line-up beginning in July 2021 

The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to announce its post-pandemic return to the stage with a half-dozen new theatrical works to fill out the remaining 2021 season. After fourteen months of waiting and planning, the venue delighted audiences with its first indoor production in May, and continues to offer original plays and performances, now with reserved seating and limited capacity. While 2020 pressed pause on so many events and venues, The Magnetic Theatre declares triumphantly, “These Shows WILL Go On!” 

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Agencies Team Up To Offer Mental Health Support

Three Western North Carolina agencies are teaming up to offer ideas to “spark joy” for older adults who may be feeling down due to isolation and dealing with depression and anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other reasons.

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TIEC Competitions Opening to Public May 3 with Limited Capacity

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Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) will welcome the return of spectators beginning May 3 at 40% capacity thanks to a protocol easement in a

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