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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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​November 10-15, 2018
JOIN US FOR An ASHEVILLE- BAHAMAS GET-A-WAY… GayAshevilleNc in conjunction with Great Expeditions travel announces their 2nd Annual Gay Group Cruise. 

Join fellow Asheville community members and friends as we sail to The Bahamas on a 5- day Cruise,
 November 10-15, 2018. 
Special per person Cabin rates are $259.00 for an Inside and $309.00 for an Outside Window, double occupancy plus taxes (port charges are included in price). 

Now you can afford to take a cruise and with friends and family. We sail from Jacksonville, Florida; a half-day drive from Asheville on Carnival’s Elation. 

You can reserve your cabin at these low rates for only $50 per cabin, which is totally refundable. 



Reservation deposits are due by March for these special rates. Complete details and reservation forms can be found HERE 
A Few Cabins are Still Available at Special March Deadline Rate
BELOW
Here is your chance to join GayAshevilleNC and
Asheville Friends as we cruise to Cuba and Key West

Find out all the details HERE 
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.