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Asheville Pride Bowling Organization 
 The Asheville Pride Bowling Organization or Asheville Pride as we are known, begins bowling our 2nd full year on September 11th. We will have an organizational meeting beginning at 7pm. 
Our bowling season is split into two 15 week seasons. Our first half finishes before the Christmas holidays and we start the 2nd half after New Years. 

You do not have to bowl in both seasons to compete, but we are looking for bowlers that can commit to at least 15 weeks - and hopefully you will be able to bowl all 30 weeks and stay with the league for our laid back 12 week summer season that begins in May!
Last year we had 16 teams - great for our 1st year. But, we are hoping to be bigger and better in 2018-2019, so we are looking for returning bowlers and new bowlers to join us in September! All skill levels, including you bowlers who say you are terrible at bowling, are welcome. You are guaranteed to get better every week with practice! We are recruiting full teams of 4 bowlers, couples and singles. If you don’t have a team, we will find you one!
Asheville Pride is a member of IGBO - International Gay Bowling Association whose main mission is fun and fellowship across the U.S. and beyond. If you are new to Western North Carolina or lived here a long time and looking to make new friends, then Tuesday night is your place to be! 
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Asheville Friends as we cruise to Cuba and Key West

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WNCAP’S RAISE YOUR HAND AUCTION AND GALA DISCONTINUES!... It has just been announced that Asheville’s biggest social fundraiser to raise funds for Western North Carolina AIDS Project, after 29 years, has been canceled permanently. According to a letter sent out, “WNCAP is facing its own time of transition…Our staff, board, and volunteers agree that as our agency continues to grow and evolve, our events and community outreach must evolve along with it. Therefore, we announce the discontinuation of WNCAP’s Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala.”  

There was no exact reason given for the discontinuance of the gala; however, we speculate that over time, the venue and food expense plus manpower to produce such a large event has grown exponentially. Combine that with the need to attract more attendees and increase ticket prices and we feel that all these factors contributed to the decision. Asheville has seen this happen to other fundraisers on this scale, such as Public Radio WCQS’s auctions and many other non-profits that relied on galas to raise funds.  

There are still opportunities to celebrate and give back in the community such as the Loving Food Resources Annual Affair in White and their upcoming Wacky Rodeo next spring, which are still very actively on going. Add to the mix fundraisers from Youth Outright and others, which give the community a chance to lend help.  

WNCAP still needs our support and Dining Out For Life will always be one of our greatest ways to give back. Here is how WNCAP closed their announcement, “ This year, please enjoy a luxurious evening on your couch….and consider showing your support from the comfort of your own home…” You can go to to their website and make a donation of support, link on HERE. 
​Asheville Prime Timers is pleased to announce a special Jingle Bell Trolley Train Ride to benefit Trinity Place Youth Shelter on Saturday, December 8 at 2:30 PM.  Celebrate the Holidays with helping homeless and 
run-away youth while enjoying a trip back in time. 
The Craggy Mountain Line is made up of restored Trolleys that operated on the old Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway lines.  Both special Trolleys have been reserved by Prime Timers for this tour. You will travel on a scenic one hour round-trip along the river from Woodfin to Weaverville and loop back. A special treat will be in store for all participants and upon return a chance for photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus plus hot cocoa and cookies.  Your ticket also entitles you to tour the Trolley Museum and see former Asheville Trolley cars being restored.  
Tickets are $15 per person  (Seating is limited; make your reservation early to assure a place).

To reserve your ticket: 
Please fill out form below to reserve your seat. 
Then send a check in the amount of $15.00 per person 
made out to: ASHEVILLE PRIME TIMERS 
c/o 15 BIRCH STREET ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
All tickets are advance sale only​

Your ticket with directions will be emailed 
to you upon receipt of your check. 
Trinity Place Youth Shelter is a non discriminatory non-profit connected with Eckerd Connects and the Caring-for-Children network. Located in Asheville, they provide an emergency homeless shelter for youth and runaway’s aged 7-17. Case managers provide support for both youth and their families and provide referrals to community services for longer term support. All services to both youth and families are completely free.  LGBTQ youth are welcomed with open arms. 
Learn more at Eckerd Connects
Reservation for Trolley Ride  Dec. 8   2:30 Pm
Asheville Prime Timers is a group of gay and bi men ages 40 and older that socialize and do LGBTQ community outreach with fundraising and service. They welcome men of all ages that are interested in like minded community activities.  
For more information see Asheville Prime Timers