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2/3/2012 - Asheville area benefits and fundraisers
by Living - Asheville Citizen Times

Share Love event boosts Roots+Wings

ASHEVILLE - Join an afternoon of sharing and receiving love through hands-on art making for all ages, 2-5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Pink Dog Creative, 342-348 Depot St. in the River Arts District.

Suggested donation is $10, benefiting Roots + Wings School of Art, which works with children, teens and adults, using art to boost creativity and self-confidence and provide teaching opportunities and visibility for local and regional artists. Programs include a community design lab for teens, preschool and after-school classes, monthly art sessions and off-site field trips.

The Share Love event will include a dance performance, silent auction and studio open house. A variety of art-making sites will be open for participants to create valentines, T-shirt art, mixed media, painting and more.

To learn more, visit www.rootsandwingsarts. com.

Love the Arts gala Saturday

BREVARD - Brevard College's second annual Love the Arts fine arts gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Porter Center for Performing Arts on campus.

The black-tie optional gala will feature food and wine, dancing, student performances, live and silent auctions and a gallery exhibition.

Tickets are $50. All proceeds benefit the college's fine arts programs. Call 800-514-3849 or visit Tickets also on sale at Gravy, 17 West Main St., and Rockin' Robin, in College Plaza.

The event is sponsored and hosted by the Brevard College Board of Visitors with support from the College's Friends of Fine Arts.

Brother Wolf plans fundraising events

ASHEVILLE - Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has a number of fun fundraising activities planned for next month.

Putts for Pets will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Sweet Tea Mini Golf in the Biltmore Square Mall. Admission is $5 for the tournament, beginning at 3 p.m., or pay $8 for free play 2-5 p.m. Prizes will be given to every child, with grand prizes for tournament winners. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Visit to learn more or sign up.

Host a Super Bowl Party on Sunday and help homeless pets by collecting donations for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that collect the most funds and the most supplies and the party that has the most people attending.

Visit for details.

Spring Drag Queen Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Renaissance Hotel ballroom, 31 Woodfin St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cash bar, raffle, cash prizes, silent and live auctions and entertainment hosted by Natalie Smalls with the area's finest drag queens. Admission is $15 with special seating and VIP tickets available. Purchase tickets at or call 808-9435 to learn more.

Bingo boosts WNCAP

ASHEVILLE - An evening of Camp Drag Bingo will raise funds for the WNC AIDS Project 7-10 p.m. Feb. 9 at O'Henry's Underground, 237 Haywood St.

Admission is $20, which includes two cards per game. The event is organized by Community Liaison Organization for Support, Education and Reform, the oldest LGBT support and social group in WNC. CLOSER meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in All Soul's Cathedral.

For advance tickets, contact or 545-2087.

Eat spaghetti to help kids

SWANNANOA - A spaghetti dinner to raise money for Hand In Hand will be 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa, 372 Bee Tree Road. (Snow date is Feb. 17.)

The cost is $6, or $3 for children, and includes salad, bread, drinks and dessert. For take-out orders, call 686-3140.

Proceeds benefit low-income students in the Owen School District.

'Monologues' help REACH, others

CULLOWHEE - Western Carolina University's Department of Intercultural Affairs will host "The Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m. Feb. 10-11 in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.

Proceeds will go to local beneficiaries such as REACH of Jackson County, Clean Slate Coalition and the WCU Sexual Violence Awareness Fund.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. To l earn more, contact or 227-2617.

Valentine's concert is Feb. 11

WAYNESVILLE - Voices in the Laurel's Cinema Magic Valentine Dinner Concert will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 11 at First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St.

The evening includes dinner and a concert by the renowned children's choir, singing songs from the classic movies of MGM, Disney and others. Tickets are $20, or $35 a couple, online at or call 335-2849.

Voices in the Laurel encompasses three choirs with children from four counties, all under the direction of Martha Brown. Voices has traveled to Australia, London and Paris as well as performing in Hawaii, Colorado, Nashville and elsewhere in the U.S.

Red Dress Run set for Feb. 11

ASHEVILLE - The Asheville Hash House Harriers, which describes itself as "a drinking group with a running problem," is sponsoring its fourth annual Red Dress Run to benefit the American Heart Association at 1 p.m. Feb. 11, beginning at Asheville Brewing Co., 77 Coxe Ave.

Last year the event attracted more than 70 participants. Red attire required. Fee is $15, a portion of which will be donated the Heart Association.

Valentine's benefit concert set

BLACK MOUNTAIN - Love Songs for a Lifetime, a Valentine's Day-themed benefit concert, will be held Feb. 17 at White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road. Desserts and treats will be served at 7 p.m.; showtime is 7:30.

Proceeds benefit the Black Mountain Pastoral Care & Counseling Center.

Local musicians will perform their favorite love songs from the 1930s through today. Door prizes will be awarded. Suggested donation is $10.

For tickets, visit or call 669-0816.

For information, call 779-1932.

Mardi Gras Ball supports teens

ASHEVILLE - The Children's Welfare League will hold its 23rd annual Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road.

Tickets are $125. The evening includes music by In The Pocket, live and silent auctions and a raffle.

All proceeds support scholarships and stipends for disadvantaged high school students in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools.

For tickets or more information, call 505-2238 or visit www.cwleague. org.

Masquerade for March of Dimes

ASHEVILLE - The second annual Masquerade for March of Dimes will be 8-11 p.m. Feb. 18 in Pack's Tavern Century Room, above the restaurant on Pack Square.

The event will feature JJ's Good Time Band at 8 p.m. and the Vinyl Brothers Big Band 9-11 p.m. A drawing for a $50 Pack's Tavern gift certificate and other prizes will be held.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear masks, which is included in the cover charge. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. To learn more, call 258-1234.

Sunny Point helps Mad Divas

ASHEVILLE - Sunny Point Cafe will host a pancake dinner in support of the Mad Divas Junior Derby team 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19.

For $10, diners will get a pancake dinner with local sausage or veggie sausage, fresh fruit, coffee or tea and pancakes.

Visit to learn more about the team.

Dinner theater aids foundation

FRANKLIN - The Macon County Community Foundation will be present the mystery dinner theater show "The Grimm Tales of Mother Goose" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 at Fat Buddies BBQ, 311 Westgate Plaza, off Murphy Road.

Among the cast are Louise Henry as Mother Goose, Jim Breedlove as the Big Bad Wolf, and Joe and Pam Collins as Jack and Jill.

Tickets are $35, including dinner. To RSVP, call Karen at 524-5200. To learn more about the community foundation, visit

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