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Jun
25
Tue
2019
American Girl Summer Camp
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore Spartanburg’s history from Native Americans to World
War II through the eyes of the American Girls. Learn about herbs gardens, practice your quill writing, and do some real swing dancing and much more!

Campers will be dropped off at each day’s site (all within
Spartanburg County) at 9 a.m. and picked up at 12 p.m. All the
day’s activities will occur at that day’s site, there is no
transportation of campers by SCHA staff or volunteers. Crafts and games each day!

Water and snack will be provided.

Monday: Kaya at Walnut Grove Plantation
Tuesday: Felicity at Walnut Grove Plantation
Wednesday: Addy at Chapman Cultural Center
Thursday: Rebecca at the Chapman Cultural Center
Friday: Molly at the Chapman Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/608927919622310/?event_time_id=608927926288976

Jun
26
Wed
2019
American Girl Summer Camp
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore Spartanburg’s history from Native Americans to World
War II through the eyes of the American Girls. Learn about herbs gardens, practice your quill writing, and do some real swing dancing and much more!

Campers will be dropped off at each day’s site (all within
Spartanburg County) at 9 a.m. and picked up at 12 p.m. All the
day’s activities will occur at that day’s site, there is no
transportation of campers by SCHA staff or volunteers. Crafts and games each day!

Water and snack will be provided.

Monday: Kaya at Walnut Grove Plantation
Tuesday: Felicity at Walnut Grove Plantation
Wednesday: Addy at Chapman Cultural Center
Thursday: Rebecca at the Chapman Cultural Center
Friday: Molly at the Chapman Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/608927919622310/?event_time_id=608927929622309

Jun
27
Thu
2019
American Girl Summer Camp
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore Spartanburg’s history from Native Americans to World
War II through the eyes of the American Girls. Learn about herbs gardens, practice your quill writing, and do some real swing dancing and much more!

Campers will be dropped off at each day’s site (all within
Spartanburg County) at 9 a.m. and picked up at 12 p.m. All the
day’s activities will occur at that day’s site, there is no
transportation of campers by SCHA staff or volunteers. Crafts and games each day!

Water and snack will be provided.

Monday: Kaya at Walnut Grove Plantation
Tuesday: Felicity at Walnut Grove Plantation
Wednesday: Addy at Chapman Cultural Center
Thursday: Rebecca at the Chapman Cultural Center
Friday: Molly at the Chapman Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/608927919622310/?event_time_id=608927936288975

Jun
28
Fri
2019
American Girl Summer Camp
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore Spartanburg’s history from Native Americans to World
War II through the eyes of the American Girls. Learn about herbs gardens, practice your quill writing, and do some real swing dancing and much more!

Campers will be dropped off at each day’s site (all within
Spartanburg County) at 9 a.m. and picked up at 12 p.m. All the
day’s activities will occur at that day’s site, there is no
transportation of campers by SCHA staff or volunteers. Crafts and games each day!

Water and snack will be provided.

Monday: Kaya at Walnut Grove Plantation
Tuesday: Felicity at Walnut Grove Plantation
Wednesday: Addy at Chapman Cultural Center
Thursday: Rebecca at the Chapman Cultural Center
Friday: Molly at the Chapman Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/608927919622310/?event_time_id=608927932955642

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Get Buzzed at the Brewery! @ Ecusta Brewing Company
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our second shaving event, bigger than before. In case you didn’t already know, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the best childhood cancer research through signature head-shaving events. Volunteers register to shave their locks at a local event. In the process, they set a fundraising goal and encourage friends and family to donate. These action-packed events have one meaningful goal – raise as much money as we can for lifesaving kids cancer research. And I need folks to sign up as team captains, to hold their own fundraisers and sign up shavees.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1903650116396362/

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am

The YWCA Racial Justice Workshop is open to our entire YWCA Asheville community – including our staff, volunteers, board, donors, program participants, Fitness Center and community members. This 90-minute workshop will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am and will be facilitated by Gerry Leonard, Racial Justice & Outreach Specialist and Lexus Walker, Tzedek Social Justice Fellow.

 

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
14
Sun
2019
The 1st Annual Dorm Room Drive @ In-1-Place
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

With the acceptance letters rolling in and the fees piling up, every penny counts!
Our students have worked their whole lives to make it to one of their biggest milestones at this point

–> HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION!
With college fastly approaching, your donations will prepare us to assist our community in sending off our graduates without the stress of kicking out big bucks on dorm room essentials. There will also be fundraisers in place to raise funds as well. We are expecting 200+ students on pick-up day. We thank you in advance for your contributions!

Preferred items include:

Twin XL Bedding- Sheets Sets, Comforter/Duvet, Pillowcases
Twin XL Matress Pad
Bed Lift
Towels & Washclothes
Shower tote
Alarm clocks
Lamps
Clothes Hangers
Laundry Hamper
Storage boxes, containers, and stackable crates
Shoe storage
Wastebaskets
Desk Organizers
Planners
Wall/Desk Calenders
Umbrella
Wireless Mouse
Gift cards- Amazon.com, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Ross, 5 Below, At Home, Tuesday Morning
Thermal Water Bottle
Curtains
Rugs
Toilet paper
Laundry pods-Please no detergent! We would like to avoid leakages
Snacks
Trash Bags
Antibacterial Wipes
Batteries
Flashlight
Plates, Bowls, & Cups
Utensils
Can Opener
Command hooks/Painter’s tape
First-Aid Kits

Donations of high priced items (TVs, Mini Fridges, Computers/Mac Books, gift cards, etc) will be in limited quantity, so they will be door prizes for our graduates to win!

*Volunteers are needed! Please Register to sign-up and be in the know with updates and information.

We hope to have an amazing turn out with our 2K19 Graduates & Families as well as donations. We can’t do it without you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/798317360550001/

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Jul 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.

Highland Brewing Night Flight @ Highland Brewing Company
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 01!

The Highland Brewing Night Flight is everyone’s favorite twilight race and back for its sixth year and, it’s better than ever. The 4.5-mile East Asheville course will take runners through the Asheville Golf Course, through the Beverly Hills neighborhood (where you will be showered with cheers from the residents) and past the WNC Nature Center before finishing back at Highland Brewing Company. This year’s post-race party and awards ceremony will be at the Meadow. Glow swag will be provided, dressing up is always encouraged, and there will be beer waiting for you at the finish line! 100% of race proceeds go to the development of greenways in Asheville and Buncombe County. Produced by Glory Hound Events.

Registration
Online registration will open on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Race Cap
The race is capped at 550 participants. Early registration is encouraged to reserve your place.

Entry Fees
February 1-February 28 – $28 (No shirt – deduct $5)
March 1-June 30 – $33 (No shirt – deduct $5)
July 1-Race Day – $43 (No shirt – deduct $5)

Course
The Highland Brewing Night Flight rolling course will take you from Highland to the Beverly Hills neighborhood of East Asheville and through the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. As you leave Beverly Hills there will be a downhill section before crossing Swannanoa River Road and hooking up with Azalea Road before taking Gashes Creek Road to the its end where you will meet up with a trail leading back to the brewery.

The course will be staffed with volunteers and police throughout. Reflective clothing and other blinking lights are encouraged but not required.

While the course is not designed for walkers, walkers who can maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile are welcome!

Well behaved leashed dogs are welcome to participate.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Friday, July 26 – 4:00-7:00 PM – Highland Brewing Meadow
Saturday, July 27 – 5:00-7:15 PM– Highland Brewing Meadow

Lodging
This race is another great reason for out-of-town runners to visit Asheville. We have been able to secure special lodging rates through ExploreAsheville.com. Check out the link below to see the properties and rates plus other valuable visitor information.

https://www.exploreasheville.com/2019-highland-brewing-night-flight/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1907106192746122/

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Run2Overcome 2019
Aug 3 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

First off we want to thank all those who have participated in the past 10 years! 2018 was a huge success with over 725 registered runners! We really look forward to this event growing and being a marquee race int he upstate! Thank you to our sponsors, our volunteers, and our loyal running fan base!

One Sunday morning, June 8, 2008, a 19 year old woman was jogging in and around her neighborhood, just like most mornings. An unknown man sprang from the bushes, knocking this young jogger down an embankment. She fought back, but she was no match for her assailant. He sexually assaulted and severely beat her. This young woman required much more than The State Office of Victim’s Assistance (SOVA) could provide; her community sprang to action, organizing a charity 5k to help with her mounting expenses.

It is now 2019 and her external wounds have healed. She no longer needs the financial help that her community stepped up to offer, but unfortunately there are others that do. The former 5k has evolved into a certified 5k and 10k and now benefits the Julie Valentine Center, so that they are able to assist others who have experienced sexual assault.Imagine yourself in the shoes of an innocent child who is being abused. Imagine the confusion and anger you feel. Imagine wondering if your home is safe. Imagine thinking there’s nowhere left to turn, and then you discover a place that can help.

Now imagine you are not alone. As an abused child, spouse or sexual assault victim, you meet others just like you who overcame the unspeakable things that happened. That’s exactly why the Julie Valentine Center is here, to help people in your shoes. The inspiration for the team at Julie Valentine Center comes from an infant who was found deceased in a wooded area in Greenville on a cold February day in 1990. The police, so touched by the tragedy, named her Julie Valentine.

Adopted by the community, her legacy has become a symbol of hope for those who have survived rape or child abuse.

https://www.facebook.com/events/260997588058537/

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Aug 10 @ 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.

Aug
13
Tue
2019
Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA of Asheville
Aug 13 @ 11:30 am

The YWCA Racial Justice Workshop is open to our entire YWCA Asheville community – including our staff, volunteers, board, donors, program participants, Fitness Center and community members. This 90-minute workshop will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am and will be facilitated by Gerry Leonard, Racial Justice & Outreach Specialist and Lexus Walker, Tzedek Social Justice Fellow.

 

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Aug 24 @ 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.

Sep
10
Tue
2019
Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA of Asheville
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am

The YWCA Racial Justice Workshop is open to our entire YWCA Asheville community – including our staff, volunteers, board, donors, program participants, Fitness Center and community members. This 90-minute workshop will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am and will be facilitated by Gerry Leonard, Racial Justice & Outreach Specialist and Lexus Walker, Tzedek Social Justice Fellow.

 

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Opening Night Gala: Masterworks I @ Riverside Baptist Church
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra announces the opening concert of the 2019-20 season at the Riverside Baptist 1249 S. Suber Rd Greer, SC 29650, Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. with the Opening Night Gala: Masterworks I Concert All of Foothills’ concerts are free and general admission to the public. Refreshments will be provided following the performance at our reception where people can meet and greet the performers. The program includes our annual art sale for local artists, as well as is the opening concert of the orchestra’s 20th anniversary season. Because of this, all of our masterworks concerts will be featuring favorite selections from the previous nineteen seasons, as well as other miscellaneous surprises along the way.
Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge. The orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of accomplished non-professional musicians from the Upstate region of South Carolina. Orchestra membership includes individuals from many walks of life including part-time musicians, teachers, lawyers, business professionals, and homemakers. Kory Vrieze is the Orchestra’s Artistic Director and Conductor. Membership in the Foothills Philharmonic is open to amateur and professional musicians. Training in youth orchestra, college orchestra, or professional orchestra, in the Greenville Concert Band or an equivalent band is suggested as necessary experience. For more information about joining the orchestra, interested parties should contact our personnel manager at [email protected]
For more information about this concert, or about the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, please visit foothillsphilharmonic.org. or call the office at (864) 326-5780.