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Men's Roller Derby Team Forming in Asheville

We are currently recruiting skaters, officials and volunteers. You do not need to know how to skate! Right now we are working out practice days and times to try to accommodate everyone's schedule. You must be 18+ and identify as anything but female. There is a team already in Asheville for skaters who identify as female.  
​The team is Gay affirming and accepting. 
The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) is the governing body for men's roller derby. Here is a link to their non-discrimination policy.
  Roller derby is known for being one of the most open and accepting sports. Here are links to articles from Huffington Post, and ESPN-W.

All interested men please contact Kit at

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7thannual Run for the Paws, the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed,they’re invited!

Run or walk with hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to raise money for Brother Wolf on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at New Belgium Brewing Company located at 21 Craven St. in Asheville.

Register as an individual or as a group. Participants can compete in the chip-timed 5K, or stroll in the one-mile walk.

After the run/walk, spend the afternoon at New Belgium enjoying music, food and beer for sale, plus activities for children and dogs.

All proceeds from the event benefit the animals of Brother Wolf. This year, Brother Wolf will impact the lives of over 6,000 animals, and will break ground on the new Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary in Leicester.

Early registration is open until March 31. 
For all event details, Registration and to save $15.  Go HERE.
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Asheville had an active LGBT Bowling League, years ago, and thanks to new transplants a revival is in the works. Sky Lanes in West Asheville will be hosting the league. It is now in the formation stage with an anticipation of a Summer League beginning.  
All interested in becoming part of the league and bringing back bowling as a LGBT sport, sign up on the Meet Up Page and watch the Calendar for Meetings and future events involving the league. 

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Thursday, April 27
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
WNCAP’s annual “Dining Out For Life” event, is one of the biggest nationwide. Every year, the number of restaurants participating continues to grow as well as the increasing Western North Carolina citizens taking part. A complete list of participating restaurants, meals being donated and location can be found HERE .

Remember, all you have to do is enjoy a good meal and 20% plus tips will be donated to WNCAP.  Also, additional donations enter you in numerous give-give-aways.

All participants are invited to the After-Party held at O.Henry's of Asheville. 

MAKE IT A DOUBLE-HEADER... Enjoy a great meal on Thursday, then enjoy an evening of fun on Saturday at LFR's French Broad Speakeasy and Wacky Revue.  Details below. 

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Saturday, April 29 Loving Foods Resources will host a Benefit Evening to raise funds for persons living with  HIV/AIDS.  For over 25 years LFR has been a food pantry providing meals to thousands of clients. 
Here is your chance to help support and have a great time doing so. 
The French Broad Speakeasy and Wacky Revue  
will take place in Montford Neighborhood at the Greek Helenic Center off Cumberland Avenue. 
Time:  7:00 - 10:00 PM   
The evening is filled with 20's style games of chance, a live auction, great music to dance to, 
light Hors D' Oeuvres and beer & wine. 

To top everything off, a special Wacky Revue will take place with participants vying for the title of Wacky Winner, based on votes.  A special guest performance will be made by Asheville's own Cantaria. 
Tickets are $25 in Advance, $35 at the door.
Advanced Ticket Sales are available now. 
Special VIP Tables are also available. 
For tickets go HERE. 

Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show
May 20 & 21, 2017 
Doors open at 10:00 AM
U.S. Cellular Center-Downtown Asheville

Hot Works, LLC produces juried Fine Art & Craft events around the country and Asheville is its latest addition. What makes Hot Works shows so unique is their focus of visual arts, diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth.  

Up to 175 juried artists will participate in the 
show with every media included. There is 
something for everyone in every price range. 

In addition to the show, Hot Works collaborates with local schools and colleges in displaying and judging student work, through the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.  Local artist winners will be posted on the website and can be seen during the show.
Learn more about Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show and the youth programs on their website. 
See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

Asheville Prime Timers
to Host Special Lecture Event
Finally OUT!
Monday, April 24
6:30 PM
Dr. Loren Olson, will speak about coming out later in life and refer to his new book "Finally Out- Letting Go of Living Straight"
Praise for Dr. Olson’s Finally Out
“Finally Out goes far beyond a coming out story of a married, middle-age gay man. It represents a carefully reasoned book about all human sexuality. Lay readers, both gay and straight, will relate his ideas to their own lives, and professionals will find this book invaluable.”
—Dr. Bernard J. Brommel, professor emeritus, Northeastern Illinois University,
 and coauthor of Family Communication: Cohesion and Change

“Finally Out is a much-needed book [blending] the story of Olson’s own experience of coming out and an array of scientific information to develop his thesis. An insightful read.”
—Amity P. Buxton, PhD, author of The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming out Crisis for
 Straight Spouses and Families and founder of the Straight Spouse Network

“Until recently, gay men over forty seemingly didn’t exist. In Finally Out, Dr. Olson debunks such ignorance and lends insight into the hearts of mature men who can be gay, sexy, and respectable. It’s high time.”
—Tim Turner, playwright (credits include Out Late) and journalist
Everyone is invited to attend this special lecture as there are many aspects of Dr. Olson's message that apply to women as well.  His main work is with men and his book is from his own experience. 

Opportunity and aging are words rarely used in the same sentence. Learn how an awareness that our days are limited can give us a sense of urgency to enjoy rather than merely measure our time. Discover how successful aging involves replacing the expensive stuff in our lives with high quality relationships.

Finally Out is being held at First Congregational United Church of Christ 
20 Oak St. Downtown Asheville.  Downstairs Social Hall.  
Entrance is on the side.  Time: 6:30 PM