Event Date: 07/23/2018   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: 07/23/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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BUGS! is a new musical exploring the insect world. Through a series of funny and uplifting vignettes, this immersive spectacle asks us to pause, look closely, and consider the little things. BUGS! runs July 19-29, 2018 at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Public performances are Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 3:30pm, and Sunday at 1pm, with added performances Sunday July 22 at 3:30pm and Thursday July 26 at 7pm.

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375 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Tech-savvy Charlotte is confused when she receives a new toy---a doll! Once she finds the hidden battery pack, things get interesting. Join us for Storytime to celebrate the creative spirit of play and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/28/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Tech-savvy Charlotte is confused when she receives a new toy---a doll! Once she finds the hidden battery pack, things get interesting. Join us for Storytime to celebrate the creative spirit of play and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/03/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Be a part of the Summer of Glass celebration by designing a glass of your own. Join the North Carolina Glass Center for an evening of craft and design. Take home a small wine glass or candle holder with your own unique design sandblasted into the surface. Each kit includes tape and stickers, used to mask off a pattern. Etched Glasses and Candle Holders with NC Glass Center Craft kits are just $12 each and include all the materials needed to complete one craft AND a voucher for a fully loaded hotdog (or tempe-dog) from Foothills Local Meats hotdog cart. No pre-registration required. $5 admission (12 & up) without the purchase of a craft kit (includes one hotdog voucher). Free admission for children under 12. Collaborative community projects will be on-site, free and suitable for all ages!

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67 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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