The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee on Veterans Affairs will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack Square Park at 3 p.m. on May 27, 2013.
The Dowtown After 5 fun doesn’t end when the music stops. After May’s event Asheville On Bikes will host “Bright Light Biker,” a moonlight ride through downtown. Participants are encouraged to “light up” both their bikes and themselves and prizes will be awarded for best decoration and best costume. Plus, it’s the perfect way to wrap up Strive Not to Drive Week.
May 17 - Big Sam's Funky Nation with Empire Strikes Brass
Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk straight out of New Orleans. Between the band’s solos and Big Sam’s signature dance moves and trombone rifts, the energy level is sky high. This stellar group of world-class musicians masterfully combines a rock sensibility with improv-style jazz and a horn-heavy sound. Big Sam has shared the stage with Widespread Panic, Elvis Costello, U2 and Green Day. bigsamsfunkynation.com
FROM THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE:
In an ongoing effort to communicate fiscal realities and identify community priorities in the upcoming budget year, Asheville City Council will hold a community budget meeting Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium of Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School, located at 305 Overlook Road, Asheville.
The community budget meeting is another step in engaging residents in the ongoing budget process.
The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) today announced the recipients of its 2013 Downtown After 5 wristband grants. Chosen organizations sell wristbands at one of the five concerts and receive a grant of up to $2,000. 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary season of Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors. A full lineup will be announced on Tuesday, April 30.
Selected non-profits are Asheville GreenWorks (May 17), Youth OUTright (June 21), Homeward Bound (July 19), WildSouth (August 16) and Our VOICE (September 20).
From Mountain Xpress:
On Friday, March 22, come celebrate with Carolina Mountains Credit Union, a division of Self-Help Credit Union. The credit union is launching its first-ever local certificate of deposit — the Go Local CD. The result of a partnership with Asheville Grown and the Go Local campaign, the new investment vehicle will help fund the credit union’s home mortgages (that will never be sold), as well as small-business, auto and signature loans. The Go Local CD will also help the credit union support local economic-development projects.
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