Event Date: 08/16/2018   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: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Lotion Princess

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 09/01/2018   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: 09/12/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Big Daddy Weave is heading back out the road beginning this September for the Jesus I Believe Tour with special guest, Brandon Heath. Presented by World Vision, the tour kicks off in Waukesha, WI and is slated to play 29 dates before wrapping on October 28th. It comes on the release of Big Daddy Weave’s newest radio single “Jesus I Believe” and follows their successful Spring 2018 Jesus I Believe Tour, which hit 30+ cities across 18 states. The tour will feature beloved Christian music artist Brandon Heath, a five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter. Heath is debuting his sixth studio album titled Faith Hope Love Repeat, featuring the hit single “Whole Heart.”

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926 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 09/14/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Hilton Garden Inn , Asheville, NC 28801
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