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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays MANNA
Oct 31 all-day
MANNA FoodBank

Now through Nov. 15:
Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our
TURKEY DRIVE!
This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal.
Food with Hope and Dignity
One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations after a holiday has already occurred, making it difficult for food banks to provide these food items in a timely way to our neighbors seeking food assistance. We want families across our 16 counties to be able to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the community, and with that hope in mind, we are looking for the community to step up and help us eliminate one more worry for families about how they will fill their own holiday tables.
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays
When you are out shopping, we encourage you to pick up an extra frozen turkey to donate to MANNA! We know that hunger is a daily worry for tens of thousands of people across our region, and something as simple as a holiday turkey can truly give the gift of happiness and hope to people living through the daily experience of food insecurity.
Requesting Supplemental Breast Milk for Our Preemie Patient
Oct 31 all-day
Chinese Acupuncture Clinic

Dear All,

One of our preemie patients is in need of supplemental breast milk. If you or someone you know is able to make a donation, the family would greatly appreciate it.

Please reach out to the Clinic’s Front Desk for details. We can be reached at (828) 258-9016 or [email protected]

Sincerely,

Front Desk Staff

Chinese Acupuncture & Herbology Clinic

SEEKING STUDENT JUDGES FOR FOOD FIGHT! Volunteers
Oct 31 all-day
Salvage Station

We are looking for 3 AMS student judges, ages 8-16, to participate in the Asheville Mac Attack! Parents, or students, do the following and you will be entered into a drawing…

1. Share the Mac Attack event page on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag both @AvlMusicSchool and @AllAmericanFoodFights

2. Be willing to arrive at 12:45, eat 10 mac n’ cheese samples, score them, and stay through 3:30 for the awards ceremony.

That’s it! We’ll announce the winners the week of November 4. 

CONTACT: [email protected]

Wands for Wildlife collection has begun!
Oct 31 all-day
October is here!! Wands are being accepted throughout the month. Please go to the website for the form to send in with them and more information. SHARE THIS FORWARD! ????
Since March of 2017 the Wands for Wildlife program has grown and spread all over the world! Engaging people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action, help the planet and save wild lives.
One Wander (wand donor) from Poland shared, “I am so happy that good people still exist in the world.”
From a Preschool teacher in Illinois, “I was unsure if my preschoolers would understand conservation and pollution, but starting with taking care of animals was the perfect way to start the unit since it was a more concrete idea and something they had prior knowledge about.”
Link to post that went up announcing the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge ‘Wands for Wildlife’ drive for October has begun….
Youth Tennis Classes Start November 4th for Ages 4-18
Oct 31 all-day
Hendersonville Racquet Club

HRC Tennis Junior Program Info Fall Session header logo

Registration is now open for the next session of indoor youth tennis classes starting November 4th at Hendersonville Racquet Club.  Kids are put in groups based on age and ability with seven levels available.  The session is six weeks long and is $79 for members or $99 for non-members for one class a week.

“Our youth tennis program has something for any child who wants to play.  From beginner to high performance player, we put them into situations where they will be challenged and can succeed while having a fun time doing it.” stated HRC Owner Chris Bull.

The format for this session is having classes once a week for six weeks. There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving. Then the session concludes with a fun play day where they can get match experience.  All classes are taught by certified tennis professionals and will be held on HRC’s indoor courts

Karaoke Thursdays
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 2:00 am
The Burger Bar

Sing your lil heart out all night long!
Ask about our Karaoke Krasher events (last Thursday of every month)

Zack Neel is going to be cooking every thursday. Come hungry bc his shit is fiiiii-yaaaaaa??? Burgers, dogs, wings, kabobs…who knows?!? Stay tuned for the menu! #theboyisbackintown #puttheburgerintheburgerbar #yum

https://www.facebook.com/events/2238333363096870/?event_time_id=2238333469763526

Late Night Music by Lil Meow Meow
Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 2:00 am
AUX Bar

Catch Lil Meow Meow Plays your favorite R&B and Rap jams every Thursday night! No cover. Party at Aux from 10pm-2am.

https://www.facebook.com/events/503021823559298/?event_time_id=503021960225951

TBTKaraoke
Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 2:00 am
The Social

I play old school music, YOU sing what you want!

***Don’t forget to check out our Monthly theme nights and start planning your costumes. If you don’t want to dress up you can wear a shirt to match the theme. (Dressing up is not mandatory)

July 18-Stranger Things *new season (Dress 80’s era)
Augaust 29-Grease Lightning (T Bird, Pink Ladies, 50/60’s era)
September 26-Hotel Transylvania (Monster on Vacation)
October 31-HALLOWEEN (Wear what you want)
Novermber 21-Pajama Party (Onesies, Flannel’s, NO Lingerie)
December 19-9th Annual Get Vocal Formal (Dress to the 9)

All dates are subject to change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/631322933995027/?event_time_id=647696792357641

Friday, November 1, 2019
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays MANNA
Nov 1 all-day
MANNA FoodBank

Now through Nov. 15:
Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our
TURKEY DRIVE!
This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal.
Food with Hope and Dignity
One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations after a holiday has already occurred, making it difficult for food banks to provide these food items in a timely way to our neighbors seeking food assistance. We want families across our 16 counties to be able to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the community, and with that hope in mind, we are looking for the community to step up and help us eliminate one more worry for families about how they will fill their own holiday tables.
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays
When you are out shopping, we encourage you to pick up an extra frozen turkey to donate to MANNA! We know that hunger is a daily worry for tens of thousands of people across our region, and something as simple as a holiday turkey can truly give the gift of happiness and hope to people living through the daily experience of food insecurity.
SEEKING STUDENT JUDGES FOR FOOD FIGHT! Volunteers
Nov 1 all-day
Salvage Station

We are looking for 3 AMS student judges, ages 8-16, to participate in the Asheville Mac Attack! Parents, or students, do the following and you will be entered into a drawing…

1. Share the Mac Attack event page on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag both @AvlMusicSchool and @AllAmericanFoodFights

2. Be willing to arrive at 12:45, eat 10 mac n’ cheese samples, score them, and stay through 3:30 for the awards ceremony.

That’s it! We’ll announce the winners the week of November 4. 

CONTACT: [email protected]

Youth Tennis Classes Start November 4th for Ages 4-18
Nov 1 all-day
Hendersonville Racquet Club

HRC Tennis Junior Program Info Fall Session header logo

Registration is now open for the next session of indoor youth tennis classes starting November 4th at Hendersonville Racquet Club.  Kids are put in groups based on age and ability with seven levels available.  The session is six weeks long and is $79 for members or $99 for non-members for one class a week.

“Our youth tennis program has something for any child who wants to play.  From beginner to high performance player, we put them into situations where they will be challenged and can succeed while having a fun time doing it.” stated HRC Owner Chris Bull.

The format for this session is having classes once a week for six weeks. There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving. Then the session concludes with a fun play day where they can get match experience.  All classes are taught by certified tennis professionals and will be held on HRC’s indoor courts

Public Input Needed: Help Shape Buncombe’s Strategic Plan
Nov 1 @ 12:00 am – 11:30 am
Buncombe County Government

This is your chance to weigh in on Buncombe County’s future. The Board of Commissioners is developing a strategic plan that will guide the County into the future. The first step in this process is a five-year strategic plan that will define priorities, guide County operations, and drive future policy and budget decisions. It will draw a vision for our community’s future and establish a course of action for moving forward.

And that’s where you come in. As we draft this course of action, we want you to tell us what success looks like and what steps we should be taking to ensure we are meeting community goals. The following focus areas have been identified by Commissioners:

  • Environmental stewardship: High-quality air, water, farmland, and renewable energy for future generations
  • Educated and capable community: A community where all people thrive and demonstrate resilience throughout their lives
  • Vibrant economy: A robust and sustainable regional economy that builds on our homegrown talent and provides economic mobility for residents
  • Resident well-being: Our residents are safe, healthy and engaged in their community

We know that in order to accomplish our goals we will have to build the foundation on our end.

  • Infrastructure: Best-in-class performance to support the strategic focus areas through information technology, facilities, risk management, evaluation and administration
  • areas through information technology, facilities, risk management, evaluation and administration
  • Resources: The funding, talent, and partnerships that enable high quality delivery of services

Your input and insights for each focus area will be valuable in determining the next steps of our strategic process. Please join us at one of the dates below to share your valuable input. All sessions will be held at 200 College St., ground floor conference room. These sessions are open to the public, and all are welcome. If possible, please contact [email protected] to RSVP.

Schedule

Timeline

Next Steps:

  • Oct. 19-Nov. 1: Public engagement sessions
  • Nov. 15: Board of Commissioners workshop (8:30 a.m.-noon, 200 College Street)
  • November – December: Employee engagement sessions
  • January: Strategic Ppan adopted by Commissioners
  • July 2020: Strategic plan launch
  • Ongoing: Implement plan, monitor & report results, engagement

 

Drag Show at O’Henry’s
Nov 1 @ 12:30 am

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

DRAG SHOW!!!!

 

WNC Farmer’s Market
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143825217424

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

unnatural history
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm

unnatural history

The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler, at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email [email protected].

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Music Jam at the Orchard
Nov 1 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Orchard at Alta Pass

Live music performance at 1:45pm on Thursday and Friday, May through September

Pan Harmonia 20th Season
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm
OLLI - Reuter Center

OUTREACH: MIDDAY MUSIC Free and open to the public.

Peek behind-the-scenes of Asheville’s home-grown music collective

Flutist Kate Steinbeck and guitarist Amy Brucksch will play music and speak about Rubble Becomes Art.

Free Dead Friday at The One Stop
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

FREE DEAD FRIDAYS @ The One Stop
– feat. members of Phuncle Sam acoustic

Join us at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall every Friday at 5:30PM for our FREE Acoustic Grateful Dead series Featuring members of Phuncle Sam and great drink and food specials.

https://www.facebook.com/events/244820139590703/?event_time_id=244820286257355