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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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INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K RACE HOSTED BY ASHEVILLE OUTLETS

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Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) will host the Independence Day 5K on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Participants can choose from the timed 5K run/walk or the 1 mile unlimited walk. Registration pricing, day of or in advance is $30 for adults for the 5K Race and $15 for the 1 mile walk. Special senior and youth pricing available. $5 from every registration will go towards either the Wounded Warrior Project or Veteran for Peace. Event start and finish is at Asheville Outlets and all runners will receive a drawstring goodie bag from Asheville Outlets. For additional details, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com/Events.

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Garlik Vegan and Sanctuary Brewing Company Join Forces

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Garlik Vegan and Sanctuary Brewing are thrilled to announce their joint venture, Inconceivable Cafe! The all new cafe will bring a delicious lineup of food, perfect for pairing with Sanctuary’s award-winning craft brews. The cafe will be located inside of Sanctuary Brewing’s tasting room on First Avenue in Hendersonville, and will feature some of Garlik Vegan’s most popular dishes as well as some fun and exciting new pub food-style items including a variety of Impossible Burgers, tasty sandwiches, and yummy appetizers and shared plates.  

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Uncommon Market Asheville Indoor Market June 2019

Uncommon Market Asheville will be enjoying a climate controlled environment at their next INDOOR market on June 29 and 30. Come beat the heat (or rain) and shop vintage, antiques, art and handmade from some of the regions best! The market is 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday.  Admission is $5, good for both days and kids (17 and under) are always free. Service dogs only are welcome.

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Asheville Navitat Discount Days Support the Smokies

Friends of the Smokies and Navitat Canopy Adventures are partnering to show their love for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on four special days this summer. Call and mention Friends of the Smokies to book your adventure with Navitat Asheville or Navitat Knoxville for June 15, July 30, August 17, or September 28 to receive a 10% discount, plus a portion of sales will be donated directly back to Friends of the Smokies.

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LOCAL NONPROFIT THE POP PROJECT REACHES $250,000 GIVING MILESTONE

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50,000 strong, but there is still much work to do. Asheville nonprofit, the POP Project, turns 10 years old and is celebrating by hitting a few milestones this year. The first happened on May 12, when POP reached 50,000 lifetime books delivered. That total amounts to nearly a quarter million dollars worth of books distributed to places with needs throughout our community and state, all at no cost to the recipients.

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Brother Wolf Launches $40,000 Matching Gift Challenge to Save Animals in Need

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue announced on Thursday  that they are launching a $40,000 donor matched fundraising campaign to save animals. Local donors Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will match donations dollar-for-dollar during this forty day campaign.

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During National Water Safety Month, Ensure Your Children Know How to Stay Safe Around Water

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When it comes to teaching kids to be safe around water, you can't underestimate the fear factor. Take 5-year-old Waylon, who barely put one toe in the pool during his first swim lesson and didn't speak until his third. As his YMCA Safety Around Water sessions continued, however, Waylon became more comfortable with the water, his classmates, and the instructor. His mother was so impressed with his progress she signed him up for more lessons.

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Anything That Floats Parade 2019

Registration for the Anything That Floats Parade is now open! This parade features people from all walks of life as they express their creativity on the river. Teams work together to create all sorts of river vessels; some simple, some elaborate, some made from recycled materials, and others made with lots of flair. The sky is the limit, as long as it floats. Registration for the parade is $25 per float, if your team is interested in signing up you can visit riverlink.org/afp

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The Blood Connection Partners with Local Law Enforcement Agencies for National Police Week

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In recognition of National Police Week, The Blood Connection (TBC) is calling on the community to help honor local heroes. Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day for their communities, some paying the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect. As an organization whose main mission is also to save lives, TBC thanks those brave men and women for their service.

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