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1st Annual Swannanoa Invitational Benefit
for Child Abuse Prevention Services

Sat 6/1 at Native Kitchen and Social Pub

Free & Family Friendly with local music!
Activities include: 1930’s Style croquet tournament
Doors at 2pm
Tournament Registration Ends at 3:30PM
First Match Starts at 4:00PM
Championship Match at Sunset
Tournament Winners will walk aways with the “Prestigous Golden Mallet”
Award also given to Best Dressed
Tournament Registration fee: $10.00 per pair

Beverages provided by Pisgah Brewing Company

“Every child deserves a fair shot at life.” These should be the words of every parent, but sadly, that’s not the case. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 the 1st Annual Swannanoa Invitational Benefit will take place at Native Kitchen and Social Pub in Swannanoa, NC starting at 2 P.M. The event will benefit Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc. (CAPS).

Combining awareness, education and fun, the free event will feature activities for the whole family including a single-elimination, 1930’s style croquet tournament, local music and more. The tournament will start play at 4 P.M., culminating with a sunset championship match. The winners will walk away with the Prestigious Golden Mallet. An award will also be given for Best Dressed. Registration for the event begins May 9 online and at Native Kitchen and Social Pub.

“As an organization, we are very passionate about helping children and the child abuse issue is growing problem that is relevant across the world,” said Native Kitchen and Social Pub Partner, Brandon Ellison. Ellison and his wife, Meredith, along with business partners, Casey and Sarah Watkins, have been supporters of CAPS. “All our children have a chance to be the future leaders of our community. Each one deserves a chance to grow with love and support in a non-abusive environment.”

Child Abuse Prevention Services director Bill McGuire added that the numbers are staggering, “One in 5 children will experience abuse, half will be under 6 years old and tragically 4 children will die every day from abuse and neglect.”

“In recent years, funding for CAPS has been cut dramatically, over 20%,” said McGuire, “While a variety of funds from the United Way, private foundations, public donations and grants provide funding for our programs, it’s vitally important that we continue to bring in funds during this time.” In an effort to aid the non-profit, a portion of the proceeds from registration fees and beverages, provided by Pisgah Brewing Company, will go directly to CAPS.

When asked why a croquet tournament, Casey Watkins replied, “ Why not?! It’s such a fun and cool way to help raise awareness and funds for CAPS.  It’ll be a day filled with fun, laughs, great memories, topped off with great local food, music and beverages.” As the championship match comes to a close, the event will feature live music inside Native Kitchen and Social Pub. Watkins adds, “It’s a perfect way to break in the summer season in the Swannanoa community.”

Also appearing at the event will be Smart Start of Buncombe County. The local non-profit will be on-site creating activities for younger children and talking with adults about the importance of sending their early-aged children to school healthy and ready to succeed. Other local non-profits will also take part in the event.

Originally founded in 1990 by local pediatrician Andrea Gravatt, CAPS started with child abuse medical evaluations,which are now done at Mission Children’s Center. Quickly growing with support of the community, CAPS serves as the cornerstone in awareness and prevention of child abuse in the area. Prevention/Personal Safety Education which started on a limited basis is now provided to all Asheville and Buncombe County schools K thru 5, using the “Talking About Touching” curriculum, an interactive program that empowers children with the abilities to be more open about uneasy situations and avoid or get out of abusive situations.  As CAPS evolves, it now offers the following training for adults; ”Recognizing and Responding to Abuse,” ”Stewards of Children,” child sexual abuse prevention training, and Parenting Ed (“Becoming A Love and Logic Parent”). The organization also offers Crisis Intervention/Counseling for children and families who have experienced abuse.

Native was started by two NC couples who recognized the need for sustainable food practices, and a responsibility that we all share when it comes to our soil, water and air. Native strongly believes in supporting farming techniques, which are sustainable, organic and regenerative. These local farms restore the fabric of rural communities, decrease water and air pollution, preserve and build topsoil and produce wonderful crops. The foods they deliver to our tables are high in nutritive value and are without chemical residue. Their support to these dedicated farmers yields healthier ingredients that strengthens our sense of local community, builds our local economy and, most importantly, it is a vital step toward protecting these resources for future generations. It’s important to Native that they not only provide local food, but that they strive to support our local breweries, artists, musicians and community.

For more information about registration, CAPS and Native, go to www.nativesocialpub.com.

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The YWCA is cordially invite people throughout our community to join us as we take a Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 29, 2011.

They are calling on organizations, corporations, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, and government agencies in Buncombe County to become Participating Sites of this exciting event. By becoming a Participating Site, you will join your voices to ours and together we can take a bold Stand Against Racism.

The YWCA’s Stand Against Racism 2011 is a partnership of over 70 YWCA Associations throughout the country with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. They are expecting that over a quarter million people will take a Stand Against Racism on April 29, 2011. Our strength is in numbers!

Read more at: ww.ywca.org

Become a Participating Site of the Stand Against Racism

Any group of any size can become a Participating Site of the Stand Against Racism: corporations large or small, schools (from elementary schools to universities), government agencies, non profit or civic organizations, hospitals, churches or synagogues, even two neighbors gathered around a kitchen table. Find out more by clicking the above headline.

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A Showcase to Highlight the Pairing of Asheville Musicians & Filmmakers
Presented by the Future of Asheville Music and HATCH Festival
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 25th 2011
$10 Submission Fee
Screening: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
$6, 7pm Networking Party, 8-10pm Screening
Fine Arts Theater
36 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 232-1536


Asheville, NC –  The Future of Asheville Music and HATCH Present the 4th annual MUSIC VIDEO ASHEVILLE to showcase the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers. We are thrilled to announce this year’s Music Video Asheville is presented by Hatch and sponsored by Music Allies, Creative Allies, Echo Mountain Recording, and fiscal sponsor The Media Arts Project. The MVA screening is open to the public and takes place on Wednesday, April 13th, 2010 at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville starting at 7pm. Tickets are available after April 1st for $6 each at the Fine Arts Theater, Mamacitas, Static Age, Harvest Records, and Orbitz DVD. The submission deadline is March 25th. Please visit www.musicvideoasheville.com for more information on the event and how to submit.

The MVA mission is to increase the awareness and appreciation of Asheville musicians and filmmakers/ videographers by showcasing their collaborative works in a public event. All Buncombe County residents who are musical artists and filmmakers are welcome to submit up to three videos or films showcasing their act’s live footage, conceptual music video, experimental/ animation or documentary style music films.

Music Video Asheville will host an awards ceremony at the end of the screening for the Audience Choice Awards as well as the MVA Juried selections. Prizes this year include a $500 cash prize donated by Music Allies, a cash prize from the ticket sales, and a free day of recording at Echo Mountain’s full service, analog and digital recording studio valid June-July 2011.

Music Video Asheville happens on the eve of Hatch which takes place April 14-17th. Hatch is a biannual four-day experience that energizes creative professionals and thought leaders who are serious about transforming their ideas and talents into bold action, while inspiring others to do the same. While HATCH invites the mentors and groundbreaking artists, anyone with a creative spirit can participate. Tens of thousands have attended previous HATCH events, and with hundreds of thousands visiting our website.

Musicians, fans and those interested in the music business can attend music panels and workshops during Hatch. This year, the theme for Hatch Music is called “Remix Everything”. Panels and workshops will discuss how everything is changing for music fans, musicians and the music business. Visit their website at www.HatchExperience.com.

Music Video Asheville is an independently organized event by members of The Future of Asheville Music (FoAM). Partners of MVA include Sound Mind Media and Dreamspider Publicity. Find out more about FoAM and Music Video Asheville at www.musicvideoasheville.com You can also check out playlists and winners from previous Music Video Asheville Events at the MVA YouTube channel www.youtube.com/musicvideoavl.

A Word About Music Video Asheville Sponsors:

What is FoAM?
FoAM, Future of Asheville Music, began in December 2006 as an initial gathering of about 70 local Buncombe County musicians at the Asheville Area Arts Council. The goal was to start a networking/professional development group of musicians to support Asheville music. From that meeting came a number of ideas from marketing Asheville as the national music city that it is to generating more support for individual musicians at local venues, to providing opportunities for musicians to network. Developed by the FoAM Core, a play on the traditional steering committee, the FoAM mission is to promote and support Asheville area-based musicians through advocacy, networking, and education. Music Video Asheville is one way FoAM meets that mission. Please email foam@futureofashevillemusic.com for more info.

About Music Allies:

Music Allies consults some of the biggest names in music and provides them with an outsourced marketing team. Our company leverages strong relationships with websites, radio stations, publications and brands to market music, events and products. Music Allies clients include Jack Johnson, Ani DiFranco, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Justin Timberlake’s new record label Tennman Records, Outside Lands Festival, the Concerts for the Coasts, G Love, the Hangout Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Moogfest, Aimee Mann, Joanne Osborne and many many more.

Music specializes in strategy, publicity, online partnerships, radio marketing and most recently, in the development of custom apps that increase fan interaction and loyalty across social networks. Music Allies levels the playing field for independents by providing them access to opportunities traditionally reserved for major labels and large corporations.

Last year, Music Allies launched http://www.creativeallies.con, an online community of over 12,000 art students, designers, and illustrators. Creative Allies gives everyone a chance to enter design contests for bands, films, television shows, and festivals.Creative Allies partners include Fox Studios, Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI, and Warner Brothers. Musicians who use Creative Allies include Jack Johnson, Lollapooza, M.I.A., OK Go, the Passion Pit and the Indigo Girls.

Music Allies and Creative Allies are headquartered in downtown Asheville, NC. Find out more at www.musicallies.com and www.creativeallies.com.

About The Media Arts Project:

Driven by the belief that media arts are integral to the vibrant cultural and economic life of the region, the Media Arts Project (MAP) cultivates innovative arts & technology in western North Carolina. Since 2003, the MAP has provided ways for media artists to connect with resources, professional opportunities, and one another through events, grant programs, fiscal sponsorships and its dynamic portfolio and networking site. Find out more at www.themap.org.

About Echo Mountain Recording:

Located in downtown Asheville, Echo Mountain blends vintage and state of the art equipment to create the optimum studio experience. Their two rooms have an impressive mic and outboard gear selection to compliment the Neve 8068 and the API 3288 consoles. Echo Mountain’s recording clients include The Avett Brothers, The Band of Horses, Dierks Bently, Flogging Molly, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo, and Toubab Krewe. Find out more at www.echomountain.net.

Some fine folks at MVA 2010. Photo by JJ Jackson.

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