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Info: 693-8504 or www. • Through TH (8/16) Submissions for grassroots arts programs sub-grants will be accepted through August 16. Arts2People Paid Demonstrations • Through TU (7/31) Arts2People is currently offering artists more than $2,000 to participate in its demonstration group. The Handcrafted Artisan Revitalization Program will accept new members for this and other opportunities through July 31. Info: www. Asheville Area Arts Council: The Artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: www.ashevillearts. com. • Through WE (8/1) - AAAC seeks performers for the Tangerine Ball on Sept. 15, including jazz, swing, electro-swing and big band performers. Portfolios and links accepted through Aug. 1. Info: Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival • Through WE (8/1) - The Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival will accept submissions from local artists through Aug. 1. Info: Asheville Gallery of Art • Through TU (7/31) - The Asheville Gallery of Art will accept membership applications from area artists for its artists' cooperative through July 31. Info: ashevillegalleryofart@ or 251-5796. Asheville Living Treasures • Through WE (8/15) Asheville Living Treasures will accept nominations of persons age 70 and older with a history of service to the community through August 15. Info: www. or ashevillelivingtreasures@ Asheville Symphony Chorus

• Auditions for the Asheville Symphony Chorus' 2012-2013 season will be held July 30, 31, Aug 2, 6, 7 and 9 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 10 North Liberty St. Info and scheduling: Avant Garde Art Festival • Through (7/30) - Avant Garden Farm and Venue in Cullowhee invites artists of all kinds, including poets, filmmakers, dancers and musicians, to participate in their Aug. 25 festival. Vendors also welcome. Deadline: July 30. Info: avantgardenorganicfarm@ Eco Arts Award • Through WE (8/15) - Eco Arts Awards will accept submissions for its songwriting, art, literature, video, photography and repurposed material competitions through Aug 15. Info: Macbeth • FR (7/27) through SU (7/29), noon-5pm - Montford Park Players will host auditions for Macbeth at Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay St. Prepare a memorized monologue and bring a headshot and resume if possible. Info and appointment: or (352) 630-1118. Meet the Authors Writing Contest • Through MO (7/30) The Writers' Workshop of Asheville's "Meet the Authors" writing contest will accept submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction, 4,500 words or less. Mail to Author's Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville. Info: www. Oktoberfest • Through WE (8/1) Hickory’s Oktoberfest will accept applications from arts and crafts vendors through Aug. 1. Info: RiverFest / Anything That Floats Parade • Through FR (7/27) Applications for vending space

at RiverFest and the Anything That Floats Parade will be accepted through July 27. Info: or 400-4541. Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League • Through TU (7/31) - The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League will accept submissions for its 45th annual members exhibit through July 31. Info:

Benefits ABCCM Pancake Breakfast • SA (7/28), 8-10am - A pancake breakfast, to benefit Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, will be held at FATZ, 5 Spartan Ave. $7/children 6 and under free. Info and tickets: Bele Chere 5K and Fun Run • SA (7/28), 7:30am - The Bele Chere 5K will depart from Pack Square Park and wind through downtown Asheville. $30/$35 day of race. Proceeds benefit the Asheville Track Club’s Shoe Fund and the ARC of Buncombe County. Presented by Southeastern Sports Medicine. Info and registration: www.belechere5k. com. Blue Ridge Cowboy Church Yard Sale • SA (7/28), 7am - A yard sale, to benefit Blue Ridge Cowboy Church, will be held at Oil Well Lube Center, 804 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Info: www. or 6845555. Bob Silvia Memorial Golf Tournament • TH (7/26), 1:30pm - The Bob Silvia Memorial Golf Tournament, to benefit The Meditation Center’s youth programs, will be held at Connestee Falls Golf Club, 33 Connestee Trail, Brevard. $85. Info: or 697-7055. Designer Showhouse • Through SU (8/5) - The Designer Showhouse, to

benefit Historic Flat Rock, Inc., invites the public to tour a five-bedroom home decorated especially for this fundraiser. Held at Interlude, 125 Interlude Place, Hendersonville. $25. Special events include presentations by floral designer Ron Morgan and interior designer Carlton Varney. $75 per presentation. Info: www. Drive Thru Cook Out Fundraiser • WE (7/25), 11am-1pm - Drive Thru Cook Out, 104 College Drive, Flat Rock, will donate a portion of its proceeds to Project C.A.R.E, Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels. $5 includes hamburger or hotdogs, sides and a drink. Info: 243-9203. Hard Drive for CyberPals Poker Run • SA (7/28), 9am-1pm - The Hard Drive for CyberPals Poker Run, to benefit DisAbility Partners, will feature poker, a BBQ dinner, music by The Buchanan Boys and a raffle. Motorcycles depart from J&S Cafeteria, 900 Smokey Park Highway, Enka, and arrive at Jackson County Senior Center, 100 County Services Park, Sylva. $20 per rider/$7 dinner/$5 dinner in advance. Info: or 298-1977. Thrash Brothers Benefit Jam • WE (7/25), 7pm - The Thrash Brothers Benefit Jam, to benefit longboarder Jeffrey Reckinger, a local student who suffered a traumatic brain injury while skateboarding, will feature music by Travers Brothers Band, Aaron LaFalce and Chalwa at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $15. Info: http://avl. mx/i6. Winesday: Skill Creations • WEDNESDAYS through (7/25), 5-8pm - Winesdays wine tastings will benefit Skill Creations and its efforts to “help individuals achieve their full potential to live and grow in their community.” Held at The Wine Studio of Asheville,



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