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Asheville area family friendly events, week of 9/17



9/17/2012 - Asheville area family friendly events, week of 9/17
by Asheville Citizen Times

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 CHOIR REGISTRATION: Hendersonville Children's Choir has registration at 4:15 p.m. and its first rehearsal 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Rehearsals Mondays through Dec. 10. $35 per child, $70 per family cap if registered by Sept. 10; $40/$80 after Sept. 10. Visit to download a registration form and for more information. If fees are a hardship, contact Judy at 696-4968 for financial assistance. 

DRUGLESS THERAPY TALK: For ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Free talk about how the brain processes information and how the problems can be permanently corrected in adults and children. Improve the ability to learn, remember and focus. 6:30 p.m. at Earth Fare Westgate, 66 Westgate Parkway, Asheville. RSVP to 216-4444 or Visit

ROSH HASHANA FAMILY SERVICE AND TASHLICH: Join the Chabad House for a special family service featuring songs, prayers, stories, shofar blowing and tashlich. Followed by a family-friendly holiday buffet meal. 5-6 p.m. at Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte St., Asheville. Reservations required. Call 505-0746 or visit


BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE FUNDRAISER: Enjoy live Appalachian-based music and raise money for Blue Ridge Heritage, which oversees the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center, 5-8 p.m. at The Hop, 640 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Visit

PLAY & LEARN: Free pre-literacy program for children ages 3-5 who live in Buncombe County and their parents/caregivers. For children not enrolled in regulated child care. Weekly 45-minute classes with songs, hands-on educational activities, games, puppets and craft. Attendance required at six of eight sessions. Contact 350-2904 or At Asheville City Schools Preschool in West Asheville, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18-19.


PIRATE SCHOOL PARTY: Go to pirate sch ool on Talk Like a Pirate Day, at 3:30 p.m. at Pack Library, 67 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Dabble in the science of sailing, design a pirate flag, learn about historical rascals of the sea, get a tattoo and grog at the cantina, learn about treasure maps and how to find true north without a compass and more. Free. For ages 6-12. Call 250-4720 or email

STORYBOOK DRAMA: A "Caregiver and Me" class for ages 3-6. Interactive drama class allows children to bring a book to life through acting, art and creative movement. 45-60 minutes. September's book is "The Three Little Pigs," by Patricia Seibert. Call to register. $5 members/$10 nonmembers. At 11 a.m. at Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Call 697-8333 or visit

PLAY & LEARN: See Tuesday.


ART OF BREAST-FEEDING: Pardee Hospital offers free class for new moms, 6:30-8 p.m. at hospital, 800 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. Registration is required. Call 866-790-WELL or visit to register.


LEARN SPANISH CREATIVELY: Learn basic Spanish vocabulary through games, dramatic play, movement, and songs in this four-week series. Thirty-minute class is 11 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 12. Each series will focus on new objectives. It is recommended students attend all four classes. $35 members/$40 nonmembers for the four classes. Call 697-8333 to register. At Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. For more information, visit

MAGIC SHOW: Join Professor WhizzPop for a show, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Hop West, 721 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Free. Visit


ASHEVILLE YMCA SWIM LESSONS: Classes for ages 6 months and older, Saturday mornings, Sept. 22-Oct. 13. Registration deadline is Sept. 19. Starts at $25. Call 210-9605 or visit

FACE PAINTING: Free face painting at Asheville's Fun Depot, noon-5 p.m. No purchase necessary but tips are appreciated. Call before arriving to verify event, 277-2386. Visit

HIKE-A-THON: Hike about four miles of trails (shorter hike available) to benefit New Direction Farm ministries at the farm in Mars Hill. For information, registration form and sponsorship card, visit Forms are under "Events" on the website. Register by Sept. 14. Call 689-4850.

'HOBBIT' BOOK PARTY: In honor of 75th anniversary of "The Hobbit," a party for all ages with trivia games, refreshments and a costume contest with prizes. Free. From 1-3 p.m. at Spellbound Children's Bookshop, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville. Visit

RUMMAGE SALE: Asheville Mothers of Multiples host fall rummage sale at U.S. Army Reserve Center, 224 Louisiana Ave., Asheville. With gently used baby and children's clothing, toys, books, maternity clothing, adult clothes and yard sale items. Cash and credit cards only. Early bird shopping, 7-7:30 a.m., f or $1. Regular sale, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Half-price sale, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free admission starts at 7:30 a.m.


FACE PAINTING: Free face painting at Asheville's Fun Depot, 1-5 p.m. No purchase necessary but tips are appreciated. Call before arriving to verify event, 277-2386. Visit

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