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Apr
24
Wed
2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Storytime at Fiction Addiction @ Fiction Addiction
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am

Fiction Addiction Storytime

Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Bring your preschool children to Fiction Addiction for a free weekly storytime reading. Call us at 864-675-0540 or email us at [email protected] for the name of the book we will be reading each week. Children will also receive a coloring page associated with the story.

Visit : fictionaddiction.com

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

City Dance @ Landmark Hal
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Kings Mountain Running Festival 2019 @ YMCA Camp Cherokee
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We hope you join us for our annual run at Kings Mountain State Park in Clover South Carolina!

In 2019, with fresh legs, we’ve teamed up with the Camp Cherokee YMCA staff to make this event bigger, better, and more inclusive than ever before. With the addition of the kid’s races, 5k, and a 10k to the half and full marathon, there will be something for everyone. This event supports Camp Cherokee’s revitalization efforts and helps get more kids to camps.

Children 9+ can certainly sign up for the 5k or 10k if the parents feel like the child is adequately prepared for the distance otherwise children who sign up for the kids races will be set into the following groups and distances.

Ages: Distance
5-6: 1k
7-9: 2k
10-14: 3k

We’ll run these a couple times through out the morning to give parents a chance to run with the tots after their race and complete details will be posted to the website and athlete guide at www.runkingsmountain.com

It was a little army and a little battle, but it was of mighty portent.

In 1780, atop Kings Mountain the Patriot Militia toppled the Royal Loyalists in the Revolutionary War. When the smoke cleared on the mountain’s steep western ridge, the Patriot Militia stood victorious.
“This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force entrenched in this strategic position.”

– President Herbert Hoover, October 7, 1930, atop Kings Mountain.
President Teddy Roosevelt once called this small but strategic victory the “turning point of the American Revolution.”

And to this day, the battle’s spirit lives on in the inhabitants of York County, South Carolina. Folks here carry a certain dignity because of their home’s unique place in history. And why shouldn’t they? It’s beautiful and rugged land they live on!
Which is why it won’t surprise you to hear that 230 years after the famous triumph, a small band of runners came directly to Kings Mountain for their own “battle.” A freak snowstorm and a last-minute marathon race cancellation had left them with little choice.

You see, just like the Patriot militia, they had something to prove. And if they could just get a race organizer to meet a few simple demands, they were going to fight for it.

So, they got in touch with Adventure Geek Productions, and inside an hour, the new Kings Mountain Militia was formed, and the battle was on!
Only this time the enemy wasn’t a red coated army. It was the terrain itself. Specifically, 26.2 miles of it. They called the challenge Kings Mountain Marathon.
Yes, this course has hills. Kings MOUNTAIN Running Festival.

The marathon fulfills all the marathonmaniacs.com requirements to count towards a marathon completion in all 50 states. A half marathon and full marathon course have been designed and tested by local runners to provide the best scenery, safety, and support for your race experience.

All 5k, 10k, half and full marathon participants will receive event t-shirts and all finishers will receive a custom finishers medal and other goodies!
Yes this course has hills. Kings MOUNTAIN Marathon.

This race fulfills all of the marathonmaniacs.com requirements to count towards a marathon completion in all 50 states. A half marathon and full marathon course have been designed and tested by local runners to provide the best scenery, safety, and support for your race experience.

All half and full marathon participants will receive event t-shirts and all finishers will receive a custom finishers medal and other goodies!

Pre-Registration Fees
Half-Marathon – $60
Marathon – $90

Race Day Registration Fees
Half-Marathon – $70
Marathon – $100

Race day registration will be available from 6:30AM-7:45AM.
*Participants who register on race day may not receive a t-shirt due to limited supply

Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will be available on Friday at the starting line, from 5PM – 7PM and again on race day from 6:30AM to 7:45AM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/290855568420065/

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
OconeeMan @ South Cove County Park
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Half Iron Distance and Sprint Distance Triathlon event.

Formerly the Mountains to Main Street Triathlon, OconeeMan will take place completely within and around South Cove County Park in Seneca, SC. This move will eliminate the point to point nature of the event and give reason to add a sprint distance to the mix. The Half Marathon & 5K normally held as part of the Mountains to Main Street Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/498361523966824/

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

May
2
Thu
2019
Storytime at Fiction Addiction @ Fiction Addiction
May 2 @ 10:30 am

Fiction Addiction Storytime

Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Bring your preschool children to Fiction Addiction for a free weekly storytime reading. Call us at 864-675-0540 or email us at [email protected] for the name of the book we will be reading each week. Children will also receive a coloring page associated with the story.

Visit : fictionaddiction.com

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

May
3
Fri
2019
SOLD OUT | Cody Johnson at Blind Horse Saloon @ The Blindhorse Saloon
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

**RESCHEDULED**

All tickets purchased for the original dates will be transferred to the new/rescheduled dates. We are very sorry that this has happened but we thank you for all of your support and understanding on this matter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491381394607606/

Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

May
4
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

May
5
Sun
2019
Biltmore-Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

A toast to the Kiwanis Club of Asheville as we celebrate the 22nd year of the Biltmore-Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic on the Biltmore Estate and the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis. This majestic course should be on every runners list to run again and again! Starting at the estate winery, we will wind through scenic property, passing by America’s oldest private residence and through the fragrant gardens, taking in the undisturbed beauty that the Vanderbilts fell in love with over a century ago.

Registration
Online registration for the Biltmore-Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic will open at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 1 and will close on Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 PM.

Start Times
15K – 7:30 AM
5K – 7:45 AM
All races start at Antler Hill Village

Entry Fees
September 1-December 31, 2018: 15K-$55, 5K-$40
January 1-March 31, 2019: 15K-$60, 5K-$45
April 1 thru race day: 15K-$65, 5K-$50

All entry fees include one entry ticket onto the Biltmore Estate (excluding the house) through 1:00 PM on race day.

A spectator ticket is required for each guest that is not running the race or that is not volunteering. These tickets may be purchased at packet pick-up from a Biltmore Estate representative. The cost per race day spectator ticket is $23 plus tax.

Course(s)
Both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. During the event, vehicular traffic will be limited and controlled. Both courses are USATF certified. Chip timing will be used for both races. Pre-race training prior to the event is prohibited since the entire course is on paved roads with heavy vehicular traffic and on the private property of the Biltmore Estate. Due to directional flow for traffic, it will not be possible to drive the course as it is to be run. All participants must be off the course prior to 9:45 a.m.

15K Course Description
The 15K course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Beginning at the Winery Village area, the course climbs to the Deerpark Restaurant then descends and climbs along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of its massive front doors. Runners will then circle through the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and finish by returning to the Winery. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is downhill-to-flat.

5K Course Description
The 5K course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. The 5K Course is a flat, out-and-back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River. It is a great course to get a running PR!

Course maps are on our website
http://bit.ly/BiltmoreKiwanisClassic

Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Saturday, May 4 – 12:00-8:00 PM – TBA

Sunday, May 5 – 6:00-7:00 AM – Group Sales Parking Lot, Biltmore Estate (1 Lodge Street, Asheville NC 28803)

Asheville Pre/Post Race Events
Friday, May 3 – TBA
Saturday, May 4 – TBA

Stuff
All Biltmore-Kiwanis 5K/15K Classic runners will receive a short-sleeve cotton/tech blend shirt. Those wanting a short-sleeve tech shirt may pay $5 extra during registration.

Shirts will be ordered on April 18 so anyone registering after that date may not receive a shirt and/or in the size they prefer. We encourage you to register before this date.

For the third consecutive year, we are offering a commemorative race medal for our runners to purchase! Whether you are just now registering or have already signed up, you are able to purchase this gorgeous trinket within your account under add-ons. Last year we sold out three weeks before the race so make sure you purchase yours today!

Awards
15K
Special awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

5K
Special awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Additional Details & Registration Link
http://bit.ly/Biltmore-Kiwanis15Kand5KClassic

http://bit.ly/Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic

https://www.facebook.com/events/468346153682107/

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

May
7
Tue
2019
Empower Hour @ YWCA of Asheville
May 7 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]