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Sunny Point Hosts Cocktail Party Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Cocktail Party
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 • 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with your sweetheart, or come with a group of single friends and meet your potential new partner!

Enjoy a spread of Sunny Point Café’s delicious appetizers while mingling and meeting new friends. Attendees can purchase beverages from the new Sunny Point Café signature cocktail menu, along with beers, ciders and wines.

Suggested donation at the door $20.
100% of door collections go to our local Planned Parenthood Asheville Health Center.

Volunteers from Planned Parenthood will be on hand throughout the evening. For information about the Asheville Health Center, services and scheduling an appointment, please visit their website.

For directions and more information about Sunny Point Café visit

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Vandercooked Poetry Night at Asheville BookWorks

Date: February 7, 2015
Printing: 7:00 p.m.
Reading: 7:30 p.m.
Poet: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Asheville BookWorks continues Vandercooked Poetry Nights reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at the series events. The broadside printed at each event displays a poem written by the evening’s spotlighted poet.

Hosted by BookWorks founder and director Laurie Corral, and poet Landon Godfrey, the event is free and open to the public.

The print is available for the nominal price of $5 that evening and $20 after that evening. The reading is free to the public.

For more information visit the Asheville BookWorks website.

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Haywood Road Spring Clean Up Day: April 19, 2015

Please join us for another fun and productive Haywood Road Clean Up Day with Asheville GreenWorks.

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Starting Place: WALK

Breakfast: 10:30 am
Clean Up Starts: 11:00 am

Many thanks to our sponsors for this event:

  • WALK
  • Second Gear
  • Sunny Point Café
  • The Hop Ice Cream Café
  • West End Bakery

Please RSVP so we make sure to have enough food and goodies for all.

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Transition Asheville Social and Presentation

Interested in learning more about transportation, increasing pedestrian opportunities, and multimodal options? The upcoming Transition Asheville Social includes a presentation on lessons learned from New York City’s pedestrian renaissance.

Transition Asheville Social
Date: 02/09/2015
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00pm
Place: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 37 Charlotte Street, Asheville NC

Presentation Topic: Transportation, Pedestrians, and Energy: Lessons from New York City’s Pedestrian Renaissance.

Description: Vaidila Satvika, formerly the Director of the NYC Plaza Program, will discuss the radical approach that is leading New York City to take back underutilized streets to make more space for people. In the densest city in the U.S., leaders are demolishing streets to build places for people to sit, for children to play, and for plants to grow. How is this possible? What lessons can we learn? And what is causing cities everywhere to think more seriously about the transportation paradigm?

The NYC example is rebalancing streets through a multimodal effort that has brought about bus rapid transit, a drastically expanded bicycle program, and renewed focus on the pedestrian experience throughout all of the city’s five boroughs, most notably at the center of Manhattan’s Times Square. The 180-degree turn for the Department of Transportation took effect because of a change of leadership. Although the city was ripe for pedestrian and bicycle improvements for many years, the significant changes took place only after a few visionary leaders were given the authority to turn the ship around.

In cities throughout the U.S., leaders are realizing that quality of life and resilient communities depend upon having various transportation options, which in turn has led to the explosion of bike share programs and efforts to consider pedestrians in planning streets and neighborhoods. Asheville is no different: bike lanes are few and sidewalks disappear and reappear throughout the city, but the streets are beginning to change. How can this city more fully awaken to the pedestrian and bicycle renaissance? What are Asheville’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to human-powered transport? What factors are determining whether the city is progressing at a reasonable rate? What can you do to be a part of Asheville’s transportation transformation?

For more information, visit http://www.transitionasheville. org/events.

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February 2015 WABA Wednesday: Ebb & Flow Massage Therapy Center

ebb&flow_sign-webWe are excited to kick off WABA Wednesdays for 2015 at our newest WABA Member Ebb & Flow Massage Therapy Center. Please come by and welcome them to Haywood Road. This is a child-friendly event and open to the public.

Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 25, 2015
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ebb & Flow Massage Therapy Center

947 Haywood Road

Ebb & Flow Massage Therapy Center
Office: 828.552.3003

The Open House/WABA Wednesday will include a wine and cheese reception, tours of the spacious, newly re-modeled facility, free chair massages, and a prize drawing for a free 60-minute massage.

Please see below for full press release. Note that the official public open house hours are 5-8 pm, but they are welcoming WABA Wednesday attendees starting at 4:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

New West Asheville Massage Therapy Center Hosts Open House

On Wednesday, February 25th, from 5-8 pm, Ebb and Flow Massage Therapy Center on Haywood Road in West Asheville, will host an Open House with a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the opening of their new business! The open house will offer tours of the spacious, newly re-modeled facilities, free chair massage, and a prize drawing for a free 60-minute massage.

Ebb and Flow Massage Therapy Center is a community-minded, locally-owned practice centered on providing high-quality therapeutic massage. Owned and operated by  licensed massage therapists Lauren Loiacono and Adam Caddick, Ebb and Flow will offer affordable massage in a warm and welcoming, beautifully-appointed space with six treatment rooms and a variety of therapists to choose from. Among the amenities offered is a comfy tea room for post-massage relaxation where clients can enjoy a selection of teas and other beverages. Prices range between $65 for a 60-minute massage to $120 for a 2 hour massage, with many options in between.

To better serve families, Ebb and Flow’s innovative approach includes free, on-site child care by caring, CPR-certified professionals for the duration of the client’s massage and post-massage relaxation time.  Their dedication to community is also reflected in the living wage they will pay their staff. Adam & Lauren believe that by offering affordable massage with quality childcare in a peaceful and pleasant environment, Ebb & Flow Massage Therapy Center will be a valuable asset to the health and well-being of the Asheville community.

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