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Prestige Subaru Makes Life Saving Donation
June 28, 2017
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Prestige Subaru Makes Life Saving Donation

Prestige “Shares The Love” With Asheville Humane Society We’ve shared lots of stories on great places to take your dog on the Play page of the828.com. It’s no surprise our friends at Prestige Subaru encourage us to write more. You’ve likely seen them around Asheville with their own pets – or...

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“Laugh Your Asheville Off” Back In August
June 27, 2017
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“Laugh Your Asheville Off” Back In August

Comedy Festival Marks 11 Years The Southeast’s largest comedy festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, celebrates eleven years this summer with stand up comedians from around the world. Since its first two day festival in 2006, Laugh Your Asheville Off has grown into one of the country’s most prestigious comedy festivals among...

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World Premiere: Has Anybody Seen Ms. Ray?
June 26, 2017
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World Premiere: Has Anybody Seen Ms. Ray?

Has Anybody Seen Ms. Ray Coming to Magnetic Theatre Something is very wrong at Cadmus Academy. A teacher is dead, a student is missing, and the school is on edge. A new head has arrived with a mandate to restore order and discipline, but as details of her strategy begin to emerge, members of the Cadmus community wonder if they...

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4th of July Fireworks & Festivities
June 26, 2017
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4th of July Fireworks & Festivities

Asheville’s Independence Day Celebration starts at 2 pm in Pack Square Park with performances by the Ultimate Air Dogs (2, 4, 6, & 7:30 pm; FREE), childrens activities and bouncy house (2 pm start; $3 wristband for unlimited fun) plus Splashville (2 to 6 pm; FREE). Live music starts at 5 pm. Fireworks start at 9:30. FREE...

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5 Days of Fun at Mile High 4th
June 25, 2017
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5 Days of Fun at Mile High 4th

Big 4th Bash Back In Banner Elk & Beech Mtn. The High Country resort towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain come together for the second annual Mile High Fourth of July, June 30 through July 4. The five-day celebration includes live music, fireworks, a parade and plenty of family fun. Only four miles separate the towns, so...

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50 Years Of Etowah Valley Golf
June 25, 2017
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50 Years Of Etowah Valley Golf

Etowah Valley Celebrates Golden Anniversary A golf course that sprang from unique beginnings celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer. Etowah Valley Golf & Resort, which transformed the hardscrabble terrain of a brick mining operation into a popular mountain golf destination, opened to much praise July 8, 1967....

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Ingles Independence Day Celebration
June 25, 2017
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Ingles Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate America’s birthday at the biggest party in Western North Carolina, as the Asheville Downtown Association hosts the Ingles Independence Day Celebration. Bring the family for non-stop activities in Pack Square Park on the fourth of July starting at 1 pm, and continuing through the fireworks extravaganza at 9:30...

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American Idol Auditions Scheduled For Asheville
June 24, 2017
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American Idol Auditions Scheduled For Asheville

Idol Searching For Local Talent When American Idol returns to TV, you will see contestants from Western North Carolina vying for a shot at stardom. ABC, which will be the show’s new network home, has announced Asheville auditions will take place August 27, with the disclaimer “locations and dates are subject to...

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Catch Daydream Creatures at Crow & Quill
June 22, 2017
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Catch Daydream Creatures at Crow & Quill

Most bands don’t have a theme for every concert they perform, but the Daydream Creatures don’t want an audience to just listen to the music. They want full immersion. “Our philosophy is that everyone is a daydream creature and we want people to dress up with us. We want it to be a big costume party where everyone can come...

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See The Forest At Asheville Museum of Science
June 20, 2017
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See The Forest At Asheville Museum of Science

New Appalachian Forest Opening at AMOS You’ll see the forest – and the trees – as The Asheville Museum of Science opens the Southern Appalachian Forest Exhibit. You can visit AMOS Saturday, June 24 from 10 am to 5 pm and explore. Grown-ups and children alike are invited to climb into the canopy of the Southern...

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David Holt & Josh Goforth At RiddleFest
June 20, 2017
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David Holt & Josh Goforth At RiddleFest

For its 10th annual concert, RiddleFest features Grammy Award-winner David Holt and up-and-coming bluegrass star Josh Goforth, Friday, June 30, at Burnsville Town Center. Holt, a four-time Grammy winner, has devoted his musical career to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt plays 10 acoustic...

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Doobie Bros. Playing Harrah’s
June 19, 2017
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Doobie Bros. Playing Harrah’s

The Doobie Brothers are takin’ it to the streets of Western North Carolina. The band has just announced it will play Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets go on sale June 23 at 10am through Ticketmaster online, or by calling 800-745-3000. The Doobies lit up the house during a recent performance in Los...

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Ride The Gran Fondo
June 19, 2017
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Ride The Gran Fondo

Ride Supports Friends Of The Smokies Take on a summer challenge and cycle through scenic countryside and vibrant cityscapes at the fourth annual Gran Fondo Asheville hosted by New Belgium on July 23. The cycling event offers 30-, 60-, and 100-mile routes with optional, competitive timed sections. Proceeds from the event benefit...

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Elevate Summer At Adventure Center Of Asheville
June 19, 2017
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Elevate Summer At Adventure Center Of Asheville

Adventure Center Offers Fast Family Fun We’re done with the pencils and the books. The supply of teachers’ dirty looks is depleted. Now what? The Adventure Center of Asheville is a great destination where you can make summer family memories that’ll last a lifetime. The Adventure Center is located just 5...

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Back On Tap At Pisgah Brewing
June 13, 2017
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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Back On Tap At Pisgah Brewing

Legendary Piano Player Answer Questions On Career Bruce Hornsby is one of the best known piano-men in pop music. But pop isn’t his only style. Over a long career Hornsby has done a bit of everything in the music industry. Number one hit? Yes, when “The Way It Is” hit the top spot in 1986. Grammy victories? A couple,...

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Joara Celebrates 450th Birthday
June 13, 2017
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Joara Celebrates 450th Birthday

Come Celebrate At Joara Settlement The site of the first European inland settlement in the United States will be open to the public during the annual Field Day at the historic Joara site on Saturday, June 24. This summer marks the 450th anniversary of Spanish explorers establishing Fort San Juan alongside Joara, a Native...

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Paw It Forward With Asheville Humane Society
June 11, 2017
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Paw It Forward With Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Humane Society Event Helps Special Needs Pets It’s a big community effort to help the critters that ends with a big puppy party. Asheville Humane Society’s 2nd Annual Paw It Forward Campaign presented by Dog Tag Art launched on May 30. The goal is to raise $45,000 for special needs pets. Asheville Humane...

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Downtown After 5 Is Back
June 10, 2017
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Downtown After 5 Is Back

2017 DTA5 Season Continues June 16 The big stage is going up on North Lexington Avenue again, as the Asheville Downtown Association and Prestige Subaru continue the 2017 Downtown After 5 series. Greyhounds will headline, a duo blending an old school SoCal feel with East Texas “slap-a-jank” guitar. Local funk/soul...

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Now Arriving: Biltmore Model Train
June 09, 2017
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Now Arriving: Biltmore Model Train

Model Railroad Exhibit At Antler Hill Village The Antler Hill Village on the Biltmore Estate already has plenty for kids to do. You can see and pet small animals at the farm, old-timey games around the barn, and a playground with swings and see-saws. bridges suspended over rock-bottomed miniature lakes. Now, a new one of a...

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What’s Up? See The Largest Public Telescope In NC
June 07, 2017
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What’s Up? See The Largest Public Telescope In NC

“Sam Scope” Now Accepting Reservations You’ll find the wonders of the night sky are much closer, now that the Bare Dark Sky Observatory is open in Yancey County. The observatory, located at Mayland Community College’s Earth to Sky Park in Burnsville, celebrated its grand opening earlier this month and houses...

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