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6th Annual Asheville Wing War Returns to Crowne Plaza Expo Center March 5

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Though VIP tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets area still available for the 6th Annual Asheville Wing War. Event producer, All American Food Fights expects it to be its biggest year yet with 13 competitors and over 700 people in attendance (up from 600 last year). General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

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Puppy Grams for Valentines Day from BWAR

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Cuteness overload! On this Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart, coworker, family or friend the gift of a Puppy Gram from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Puppy Grams have become one of the most talked about events in town, and is sure to brighten the day of your recipient.

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Editor of The Laurel of Asheville Publishes Collection of Autobiographical Essays

 

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Ready Set Grow Consignment Sale

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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Sanctuary Brewing to Host Kiwanis Drawing for Kids

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The Hendersonville Kiwanis Foundation is raising money to help support local programs for children in need.  Kiwanis is selling tickets for a $5,000 grand prize drawing and they need your help to buy tickets!

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EAST WEST HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP RETURNS DECEMBER 8th – 17th

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East West Pop Up Shop will be popping up with our 10-day Third Annual Holiday Pop Up Shop showcasing the best in handmade and vintage. The Holiday Pop Up will transform East West Venue into a boutique shopping experience full of carefully curated goods including 80+ local and regional independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including housewares, furniture, decor, jewelry, clothing, gifts for baby and more. (full list available on website)

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Diamond Brand Hosts 6th Annual Step Out and Shop Event

The Diana Wortham Theatre and Diamond Brand Outdoors announce their sixth annual “Step Out and Shop” event at Diamond Brand Outdoors’ South Asheville location in Parkway Center at 1378 Hendersonville Road, Thursday, November 17, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. The Step Out and Shop evening features a 20% storewide discount, raffle prizes, food and live music.

A long-standing supporter of Diana Wortham Theatre and sponsor of the theatre’s Mainstage Dance Series, Diamond Brand presents this evening of shopping with a storewide 20% discount* off its finest selection of brand name fashions, outdoor gear, and accessories. 10% of all store sales will be contributed to the theatre. While shopping, guests will enjoy live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s raffle features prizes such as a men’s outfit by Royal Robins, an ENO hammock, $100 gift cards for Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker, Leki hiking poles, a Deuter pack, and The North Face “Never Stop Exploring” Package which includes a Flightweight Tote, Multifunctional Headwear, Limited Edition Ice Pick Bottle Opener, Water Bottle, and more.

According to Catherine Gay, an owner of Diamond Brand Outdoors, the Diana Wortham Theatre is a vital part of WNC and an indispensable contributor to the arts in this state. “We are excited to once again host this year’s event at our South Asheville location,” she said.  “November marks two years at the Hendersonville Road location, which features an array of wonderful new outdoor gear and gift items, just in time for the holidays.”

“Diamond Brand Outdoors cares deeply about our community and the Diana Wortham Theatre is an important part of that community,” Gay continued.  “It is a privilege for us to support the theatre in its endeavors to further the arts and to positively impact the lives of its patrons.”

Proceeds from the evening’s sales will provide vital financial support for the ongoing programs of the Diana Wortham Theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the Diana Wortham Theatre offers live performances of music, theatre, dance and comedy throughout the year.  The theatre features nationally touring artists (the Mainstage Series), as well as a wide array of performances by professional and avocational regional arts groups such as the Asheville Ballet, Asheville Lyric Opera, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Asheville Puppetry Alliance, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, and the annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. In addition, the Diana Wortham Theatre serves over 10,000 regional students with its Matinee Series for Students and Families.

For more information about the Diana Wortham Theatre, visit www.dwtheatre.com, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dwtheatre, on Twitter @dwtheatre, and subscribe to the DWT YouTube channel atwww.youtube.com/dwtheatre. For more information on Diamond Brand Outdoors, follow them on Facebook at Diamond Brand Outdoors and Diamond Brand Outdoors Downtown; or on Instagram @diamondbrand_outdoors; or visit www.diamondbrandoutdoors.com.

*Available on in-stock items only. Discount does not apply to boats, car racks, dry suits, gift cards, YETI or GoPro. Promotion may be discontinued at management’s discretion.

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Building Miracles for Ecuador: The Undergrowth hosts benefit, art auction

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On Nov. 6, Asheville-based artist collective The Undergrowth takes over the Block Off Biltmore for an art auction directly benefiting the Ecuadorian community.

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Asheville Participates In World Climate Simulation

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 Asheville will be one of more than 20 cities around the world where World Climate simulations will be held this week on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Other locations include cities in Ghana, Ethiopia, South Korea, Argentina, UK, and Nigeria. World Climate is the award-winning “serious game” designed in Asheville by Climate Interactive, an organization with offices at The Collider.

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Award Winning Show A Lesbian Belle Tells at Altamont Theatre

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Settle back and hear true stories about growing up in Mississippi, coming out in DC, and experiencing family estrangement, love, and healing. This award winning one-woman show encourages hope from the comfort of a rocking chair, with captivating moments of comedy and triumph over tragedy, as only a lesbian belle can tell!

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