Event Date: 06/25/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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Could you be the voice for an abused/neglected child in the court system? Volunteers needed in Buncombe County North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program 828-259-3443 or www.volunteerforgal.org for more info No experienced needed – all training and support provided Since January 1, 2017, 360 children have entered the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program – this means that 343 kids are alleged to have been abused/neglected and are in the court system. Of no fault of their own, these kids are typically removed from their home and placed and in foster care or a kinship placement. Why were they removed from the home? Maybe their parents abused substances, had untreated mental health, or engaged in domestic violence – maybe it was a combination of these factors. Either way, it’s the kids who pay the ultimate penalty as their lives are uprooted, they often change school districts and are taken away from everything they know. There are so many parties in a DSS abuse/neglect case: the judge, parents/caretakers, parent’s attorneys, DSS attorneys, GAL attorneys, investigative/in-home/foster care social workers…it’s easy to see how the kids get lost in the system. That’s where the role of the Guardian ad Litem comes in: to advocate and ensure the voice of the child is heard in court, that their wishes for permanency and best interest are made known to all parties. With so many kids in the GAL program, our office is overwhelmed with cases, and we have a critical need for volunteers to represent children’s best interests in court. There is no experience necessary and we provide all training and support. Being a GAL is a challenging and demanding role, but also incredibly rewarding as you literally ensure the child’s voice is heard in court throughout the life of the case. Our next training begins mid-January – visit www.volunteerforgal.org to complete a volunteer application, or call the office at 828-259-3443 for more information. Could you be the voice for a child?

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/25/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Personalizing your Mac and making it even more friendly and usable with System Preferences. The instructor will be using macOS Sierra 10.12. Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and 10.10 Yosemite already brought the biggest visual change since Mac OS X first shipped in 2000, and most principles remain the same, so users of earlier versions should find value in the class. NOTE: Instructor will be using macOS 10.13 High Sierra, as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/25/2018   Event Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Blue Ridge Toastmasters meets weekly in the heart of Asheville, NC, during the Monday lunch hour. Each meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a supportive atmosphere. Guests are always welcome. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself and is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization operating clubs worldwide to help members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Each club, including Blue Ridge Toastmasters, is run completely by volunteers.We meet on the third floor of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce (Lenoir Rhyne's Graduate Campus). There is ample free parking available.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/26/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Instructor will be using iMovie version 10.1.4 or later. Learn the time saving tips to help bring your home movies to life. The class includes topics such as: Importing Video Footage Add "Moving" Photos Overlay Music Tracks and Sound Effects. Edit Volume of Sound Tracks Adding Transitions, Titles and Special Effects. Exporting your movie Additionally, the instructor will be using Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/26/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Strategic alliances can be a powerful business development growth driver. External partnership initiatives range from short term, project-oriented cooperation efforts to longer joint ventures. Insights and tips for finding opportunities, identifying partners, negotiating agreements and managing relationships will be provided. Cost: Members: FREE Friends of The Collider: 50% off* General Public: $20

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1 Haywood Street Suite 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/26/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Writing from the Top of Your Head is a unique method that takes into account the vulnerability of what it means to be an artist and writer. It combines powerful group Creativity Coaching with writing exercises that will help artists of all types to loosen up and connect with the source of creativity. The course is for writers who want to generate fresh material, feel stuck and struggle with writer’s block, or for those who have always wanted to write but are too afraid to start. Participants will be guided, in a criticism-free environment of support and safety, to “open the tops of their heads” to access their inner voices without censoring or judging. Through evocative writing prompts, 15-minute “timed writes," and lively class readings and discussions, the inner hooligan and nonsense-maker will be given room to shine and shout. (PS—You will laugh and have a ton of fun!) For more information about Nina's writing workshops, please see www.writingfromthetopofyourhead.com/writing-workshops/.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/27/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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In this class we delve into the Settings where we will discuss and demonstrate Siri, Multitasking, Spotlight, Passcode settings and much more. NOTE: Class will be held using iOS 11 as soon as it is released by Apple.

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/06/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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NOTE: This class will be conducted using iOS 11. Taking and making calls Setting up and listening to voicemail Using Siri & More Price also includes iCloud Basics and iCloud Photos. Schedule in store.  

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/07/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We've put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison and turn them into a unique piece of art that’s both pretty and practical! 1:30-4:00 PM: Decoupage Picture Frame. Try your hand at decoupage by making a personalized picture frame. It’s a great way to capture a special moment! Your frame can highlight Asheville or just about anything you can think of: another city, a person, a feeling, etc. If you can picture it, you can “paint” it with just a little glue and paper! 2:30-5:30 PM: Wirework Pendant Necklace. Learn how to make wirework jewelry by creating a stunning cabochon pendant necklace. You can put pretty much anything inside the pendant: a photograph, drawing, or even a magazine clipping! We’ll show you how to do it—and we’ll teach you how to create a beautiful, wirework beaded chain to go with it!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/10/2018   Event Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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This comprehensive series provides free monthly educational opportunities for caregivers to learn about resources and strategies to improve quality of care for their loved ones, and themselves! Select one or come for them all!

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31 College Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/12/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Learn how to Synchronize and Share Photos between devices using iCloud. Learn the difference between: "My Photostream" Benefits and Limitations "Shared Photo Streams" Invitations Public Web Sites Comments & Likes "iCloud Photo Library" Your Entire Photo Library in the Cloud Organize and Edit once and for all (The instructor will be using iOS 11 for iPad and iPhone, and OS X 10.13 High Sierra on the Mac as soon as they are released by Apple).

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/12/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

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Learn how changing your aging brain can be as simple as child's play! Playful seated class uses the science of neuroplasticity to teach realistic movements that address cognition, joint mobility, spinal flexibility, cardio conditioning, balance, coordination, confidence & more. All levels of mobility welcome.

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275 McDowell St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/12/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Are you bending your customers to your process (like the DMV) instead of bending your process to your customers (like Apple)? What can you do about it when budgets are limited and deadlines are tight? Guerrilla Usability studies can reveal all of this, and it doesn't need to be elaborate. Just you, your product, a plate of cookies, and a customer. And best of all, you only need 3-5 humans for 15 minutes each. Presented by Dave Michelson Cost: Members: FREE Friends of The Collider: 50% off* General Public: $20

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1 Haywood Street Suite 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/13/2018   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Drupal Camp Asheville is a two-day event that focuses on hands-on training, community contribution and knowledge sharing for all levels of Drupal experience. Drupal is a popular free open-source modular framework and content management system (CMS). It is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Millions of businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations use Drupal because it is free and flexible. It is constantly being improved by the hundreds of thousands of dedicated developers that are part of the Drupal Community. Drupal Camp Asheville is a growing camp in a beautiful tourist destination. The size of our camp is perfect for being able to access session speakers and even do your first session presentation. We are a welcoming event for people at all levels of Drupal knowledge and experience. Come learn and share in an awesome laid-back environment. NOTE: While we do not offer refunds on ticket purchases, you can transfer your ticket to someone else by contacting us.

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227 Campus Drive , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 07/14/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Sat & Sun, July 14 & 15 Sat: 10-4, Sun: 1-5 $155 includes all materials. This is the first time Lorelle is offering this workshop locally. Students will be delighted with all the tips they get to create impressionistic paintings on silk and similar fabrics. She will show you an inexpensive way to make silk painting frames, how to blend your colors right on the silk, best kinds of dyes or paints to use, how to frame your finished piece and much more. References furnished however students may also bring their own if they desire. For beginners and intermediates.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/18/2018   Event Time: 7:30 AM

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, Asheville, NC
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