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Mark your calendars for the next Battle of the Badges blood drive on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Mark your calendars for the next Battle of the Badges blood drive on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. This is a fun “competition” between the Asheville Police Department, Asheville Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services where you can vote on your favorite organization while you donate blood. All donors will receive a custom long sleeve Battle of the [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation accepting art submissions for Black Legacy Month pop-up gallery

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) invites local artists of all mediums to submit pieces to display during a pop-up gallery celebrating Black Legacy Month from Feb 17-28 at Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center . Participants should register online at https://bit.ly/APR_Call_for_Artists and drop off submissions between Feb. 13-16. [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation team members on the move

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) continues to grow its team of professionals with internal promotions and external hires to meet the community’s demand for high-quality public parks and recreation centers, programming that exercises the body and mind, and safe spaces that connect neighbors and build resiliency. These well-earned promotions support APR’s vision [...]

Celebrate Year of the Trail on Take a Walk Outdoors Day, January 20

Are you ready for the Year of the Trail, a celebration of North Carolina’s vast and diverse collection trails encouraging all of us to recognize our role as champions of these special resources? With events throughout 2023 in all 100 counties, the initiative is strengthened by communities like Asheville joining the effort [...]

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