Event Date: 10/20/2018   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: 10/20/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Elbow Grease is a monster truck who's smaller than everyone else. He decides to enter the Demolition Derby to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower, he makes up for in gumption. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 10/21/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/21/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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An adaptive cycling clinic for children with special needs who are interested in riding bicycles or tricycles. This even will be put on with the help of students from WCU’s physical therapy and recreational therapy departments. Clinic dates will be 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, and 10/21. Please contact Ryan ([email protected]) or Luke ([email protected]) for more information.

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508 Riverview Drive , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 10/26/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville Outlets will host a weekend of free family fun from Friday, October 26, through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Ingles Ultimate Air Dog Competition (UAD), always a crowd favorite, will be held all three days. A Community Yard Sale, Health Fair for People & Pets, Cover Dog Competition and Junior League of Asheville Touch-A Truck round out the weekend activities. Weekend Schedule of Activities: Friday, October 26, 2018 through Sunday, October 28, 2018 Ingles Ultimate Air Dog Competition Dogs will compete in a 90’ pool constructed in front of Field & Stream. Ultimate Air Dogs is one of the country’s premiere dock jumping organizations and features both novice competitors and seasoned jumpers. Sunday, October 28, 2018 Touch-A-Truck Family Festival - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. The event will be held in the parking lot behind the food court from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kids and kids at heart will have the opportunity to see, touch, climb and learn about vehicles of all types, even a helicopter! Parental supervision required. Admission is $5 in advance and at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Health Fair for People & Pets - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. Asheville Outlets will team up with CarePartners Foundation and Critter Magazine to host a Health Fair for People & Pets with a variety of health-related booths and displays, demonstrations and entertainment. For pets and their families you’ll find educational advice, obedience tips, pet adoptions and much more! A portion of the proceeds from the Health Fair for People & Pets will benefit CarePartners Foundation and local spay/neuter organizations and rescue transport programs.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 10/28/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome! Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 11/03/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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25 Sweeten Creek Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 11/10/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Juno embarks on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons like Frida Kahlo and Serena Williams. Join us for a Storytime that's both a fashion fairy tale and guide to girl power and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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