Event Date: 06/19/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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Could you be the voice for an abused/neglected child in the court system? Volunteers needed in Buncombe County North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program 828-259-3443 or www.volunteerforgal.org for more info No experienced needed – all training and support provided Since January 1, 2017, 360 children have entered the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program – this means that 343 kids are alleged to have been abused/neglected and are in the court system. Of no fault of their own, these kids are typically removed from their home and placed and in foster care or a kinship placement. Why were they removed from the home? Maybe their parents abused substances, had untreated mental health, or engaged in domestic violence – maybe it was a combination of these factors. Either way, it’s the kids who pay the ultimate penalty as their lives are uprooted, they often change school districts and are taken away from everything they know. There are so many parties in a DSS abuse/neglect case: the judge, parents/caretakers, parent’s attorneys, DSS attorneys, GAL attorneys, investigative/in-home/foster care social workers…it’s easy to see how the kids get lost in the system. That’s where the role of the Guardian ad Litem comes in: to advocate and ensure the voice of the child is heard in court, that their wishes for permanency and best interest are made known to all parties. With so many kids in the GAL program, our office is overwhelmed with cases, and we have a critical need for volunteers to represent children’s best interests in court. There is no experience necessary and we provide all training and support. Being a GAL is a challenging and demanding role, but also incredibly rewarding as you literally ensure the child’s voice is heard in court throughout the life of the case. Our next training begins mid-January – visit www.volunteerforgal.org to complete a volunteer application, or call the office at 828-259-3443 for more information. Could you be the voice for a child?

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/21/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Toddler- Preschool Story TimeWest Asheville Branch Library in Asheville, North Carolina(every Thursday)

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/23/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/30/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Before he was the beloved Pete the Cat, he was Pete the Kitty! Join Pete on a cat-tastic playdate as he learns a lesson about sharing with his friend, Grumpy Toad. Activities to follow.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/07/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Discover craft in surprising places! Join a local expert for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers, watch live demonstrations, sip craft cocktails, and meet the creatives that continue to make Asheville a Craft City. Please note, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Additional information available at: cccdnow.org/craftcity

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67 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/08/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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The favorite foods of some of our favorite people in historic and pop cultures including: The artist formerly known as Prince, Barack Obama, Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Pee Wee Herman, Helen Keller, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Princess Diana and more. This menu includes passed apps, custom wine pairings, craft cocktails and six courses.  Portions of proceeds support The Asheville Humane Society. https://www.ashevillehumane.org

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 07/10/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Come to North Asheville Library for free music by Jessie Neptune! Jessie is an Asheville native who covers popular songs on the ukulele as well as performing original music. Her sound is a little folk and a little rock, and guitar accompaniment will be provided by Adam Justus. This show will be held on the patio and requires no tickets. All ages welcome. No alcohol permitted.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/19/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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BUGS! is a new musical exploring the insect world. Through a series of funny and uplifting vignettes, this immersive spectacle asks us to pause, look closely, and consider the little things. BUGS! runs July 19-29, 2018 at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Public performances are Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 4pm, and Sunday at 1pm, with added performances Sunday July 22 at 4pm and Thursday July 26 at 7pm.

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375 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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