Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-
Asheville Lifestyle Magazine presents Hats, Horses & Hope, A Kentucky Derby Party Benefiting Our VOICE
Saturday, May 5th 4:30 pm at the AC Marriott Hotel
The 3rd annual Hats, Horses and Hope event is a Kentucky Derby Party featuring classy hats, a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, live music by The Midnight Aces, mint Juleps, cocktails, local beer, catered hors d’oeuvres and an auction.
This year’s benefit will be held at the AC Marriott Hotel in downtown Asheville, on the top floor, 10 Broadway Street. Food will be served from Capella on 9. The occasion kicks off at 4:30PM, and tickets are available here.
Check out the Hats, Horses & Hope Facebook page here.
“If you are a writer in want of dynamite material, it really helps if you grew up in a white bread Midwestern suburb and were taught by nuns (“Each night I pray one Hail Mary for good grades, one for a vocation, and one for miniature golf”), and as a young adult found yourself embedded in a refugee community, trapped in the middle of the culture wars.
The Justice Center’s mission is a simple but daunting one: the elimination of poverty in North Carolina. The strategy is smart and comprehensive, employing a multi-issue, multi-strategy approach to ensure the creation of an economy that works for everyone.
ASAP Outdoor Tailgate Markets Are Back – area farmers markets opening outdoors throughout the region
ASHEVILLE, NC (March 28, 2018)—Spring is here and the growing season is upon us! Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the season. Celebrate spring by getting a taste of what Appalachian Grown™ farms are growing.
Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, enriches lives through the art of theatre by nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and encouraging growth.
Pan Harmonia continues its 18th season in April & May with two very beautiful, yet different program offerings: early music in a sacred space and harp and flute in an intimate contemporary art gallery.
Quilts tell the stories of our lives through their shapes, colors and textures. They hold a history of their makers as well as the people who care for them. They become sacred treasures.
The NC Department of Environmental Quality has extended the deadline for public feedback about North Carolina’s coal combustion residuals (CCR) rules from March 22 to April 6. The DEQ has indicated that they plan to enact their own state CCR rules in addition to the federal rules, which are at risk of being weakened by current EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. If the federal rules are weakened, we need to make sure the state CCR rules can step in to help defend our waters and our communities.
By Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Please help us move the needle this week by sharing the 10 Things Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence with your community. Together, we will support survivors, condemn sexism, and hold ourselves and others accountable for a more just and equitable world for all.
Click here for 10 Things Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 15, for our annual Chow for Choice event! Dine at one (or more!) of the following participating restaurants, and 10% of the day’s proceeds will go to support Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.
Womansong, Asheville’s largest and longest-running women’s community chorus, invites you to its spring concert, “We Are One,” at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2nd at 3 p.m.
This is the inaugural concert of Womansong’s new directors, Althea Gonzalez (Artistic Director) and Amanda Carroll (Assistant Artistic Director).
This Sunday is Earth Day – the global day to celebrate our planet and support environmental protection. At MountainTrue, we work hard every day to protect the environment here in Western North Carolina. Your support, time and donations are what makes that possible.
Join local mystery author Adair Sanders as she presents the fourth book in her much-acclaimed series the Allison Parker Mystery Series.
Book four, Suffer the Children, takes the reader into the uncomfortable reality of homegrown terrorism. Book Five, Wolf, is currently being downloaded from the Muse who directs Adair’s writing.
I am delighted that an amazing opportunity has opened up for our gathering . . . we have been busy this winter working behind the scenes on a major shift for the conference. And we are eager to share the big news with you . . .
Write Here. Write Now.
We host Flatiron Writers workshops and events; in addition, our space is available for rent to writers who want to teach, host a book launch, or hold a writers’ group or book club meeting.Our goal: to nurture a vibrant and supportive writing community–inspired by Asheville’s rich literary history–while providing writers with quiet, affordable space in which to write, and classrooms in which to teach or participate in classes and workshops.
Mark your calendars for every 4th Saturday
May – October 2018
68 Haywood St., downtown Asheville
Our first event is May 26 from noon – 7pm
At the Asheville City Schools Foundation, we believe that strong public schools are an essential part of breaking the cycle of poverty, dismantling structural racism, and sustaining our democracy. We uphold the value of each student and believe that we have a specific responsibility to increase racial equity in our schools.
We envision a day when all children in the Asheville City Schools discover their unique talents and dreams, fulfill their potential, and our district shines as a national model of excellence with equity.
You’re Invited to the Women Build
ROCK THE HOUSE
Sing-along and Dance Party!
Girls just wanna have fun — building houses and raising money!
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