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When those misting stations at Bele Chere just aren’t enough, dunk your head in the pools at the base of sliding Rock. This natural slip and slide is nestled in the Pisgah national Forest and features an 8-foot-deep pool at the base of a rock formation. It’s $1 per person to enter the park and for more information go to romanticasheville. com.
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Roll the dice for an evening of gambling and petty crime at flat Rock playhouse’s production of “Guys and Dolls.” This classic combination of comedy and song will take over the Mainstage Wednesdays through Sundays, July 25 through Aug. 19. Saturday is the perfect opportunity to keep your wallet safe from pickpockets while catching a glimpse of the seedy underbelly of new York City. Catch a show at 2 or 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, with discounts for seniors and students. Info: flatrockplayhouse.org.
Hop on a horse and ride into the sunset with sandy Bottom trail Rides in Marshall. Whether you’re a master equestrian or have never put a bridle on a horse, Sandy Bottom caters to riders of all levels. Every Sunday through Thursday in July, families of four or more receive a free ride for children under 6. Prices range from $35-$99 based on length of trip. Info: sandybottomtrailrides.net.
You won’t see many vehicles on the streets of downtown Asheville this weekend, so get your auto fix at classic car Cruz-N in Black Mountain. The Visitor Center, 201 E. State St. will be transformed into a parking lot from the past from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free to attend and to register, so pull out that jalopy for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun. Info: exploreblackmountain. com. no need to get shipwrecked on Bele Chere Island. Just take a ride to Appalachian State University in Boone for a screening of swiss family Robinson. Take in this classic family movie in Farthing Auditorium at 7 p.m. Free. Info: appsummer.org. Skip Bele Chere altogether for a week of oldtime music and dance at the swannanoa Gathering, hosted by Warren Wilson College. Classes on everything from fiddling to clogging will be held July 22-28 starting at 7:30 a.m. Plan ahead: registration is limited and the full week of classes costs $475. Info: swangathering.com.
Watch the asheville tourists hit it out of the park as they take on the Charleston Riverdogs at 7:05 p.m. at McCormick Field. The baseball stadium is on the outskirts of downtown, so all it takes is a quick drive to feel like you’re in another world altogether. Tickets range from $6-$30. Info: avl.mx/da.
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See the soloists of tomorrow from the airconditioned comfort of a music hall at Brevard Music Center festival’s presentation of the winners of the 2012 Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition. The concert starts at 3 p.m. at 349 Andante Lane. Ticket prices range from $15-$30 and can be purchased at brevardmusic.org. You can’t fly over the crowds at Bele Chere, but you can glide across a mountain cove just 20 minutes from downtown with Navitat Canopy adventures. This zip-line tour includes two rappelling opportunities, 10 zip-lines and plenty of long-range views. Tickets range from $84-$99. Info: navitat.com/asheville. Do some good while beating the heat at a fundraiser for R.E.a.C.H. of Macon County. The nonprofit provides counseling, shelter and life-skills training for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Support the cause with a swanky evening of cocktails, food and silent and live auctions, beginning at 6 p.m. The fundraiser is held at a private home in the Highlands/Cashiers area. $75. Info, location and tickets: reachofmaconcounty. org or 369-5544.
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