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Girl scouts to offer summer series

The Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is offering a special six-week summer series called “A Taste of Girl Scouting.” This exploratory series will be held on Tuesday evenings, June 24 through July 29, from 6:30 pm through 7:30 pm at the Asheville Service Center (64 W.T. Weaver Blvd). Each class will highlight a different activity, from Girl Scout traditions to nature discovery, games, crafts and more. If your daughter is interested in Girl Scouts but hasn’t joined a troop, now is your chance to get involved. Open to girls in grades Kindergarten through Fifth. For more information or to sign up, call Megan Ward at 828.252.4442 ext. 3304 or by email at <>.


First Baptist offers Children’s ministry and Zumba


First Baptist Church, 63 N. Main St., is excited to offer a Children’s Ministry this summer for ages 4 through 11 every Tuesday morning from 10 am through 11:30 am. It is entitled “Here’s the Story,” and will feature many different activities such as exercise and crafts incorporated into the Bible lesson. Bring Your Lunch and join us for a fun time. For more information, contact our Children & youth Minister, Rev. Alieen Lawrimore at 828.645.6720.
The First Baptist Church of Weaverville will also be offering a Zumba Class every Monday morning at 10 am. Please join us for fun and fitness. For more information, contact the church office at 828.645.6720.


Firecracker 5K 2014

The 21st Annual Firecracker 5K will be held on Friday (July 4) with the start line at Weaverville PNC Bank on Weaver Blvd. Entry fee is $25 until June 20. After June 20, it is $30. Participants who pre-register by June 20 get a T-shirt, after as available. To register, visit <> or email <> or call 828.645.4656 for information. The race is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of North Buncombe.


Weaverville announced Fourth of July activities

The Town of Weaverville will host a series of activities on Friday (July 4). The Firecracker 5K will take place along with the North Buncombe Kiwanis Club beginning at 8 am. Booths and crafts and games will be available at Lake Louise beginning at 5 pm. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm with live music occurring afterwards. The fire works are scheduled to begin at 10 pm.
Those interested in setting up booths should call Mayor Dottie Sherrill at 828.645.7579 to reserve a space.


Beech Community to host state’s oldest Fourth of July Parade

The Beech Community, at far end of Reem Creek Road, will host their Fourth of July Parade, beginning at 10 am. A guest speaker will follow at 11 am at the nearby Beech Community Center located at 15 Sugar Cove Road.


Barnardsville to host Fourth of July parade

The Big Ivy Community Club will host their Fourth of July parade at 1 pm. The parade will begin at  Barnardsville Elementary School.


Weaverville Library hosting foreign film night

The Weaverville Library, as part of the Foreign Film Night, will be watching, “The Entertainer,” starring Laurence Olivier, on Tuesday, July 8 at 7 pm. Discussion to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of Weaverville Library. For more information call the Library at 828.250.6482.


Lions Club to host benefit car show

The Weaverville Lions Club wulkl be having a class car show on Saturday (July 26). This show will be from 12 until 4 pm at the Weaverville Primary School ball field. All proceeds will benefit the Lions Club and Weaverville Cops for Kids. A food concession will be available from 11 am until 2 pm with hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Please contact Stuart Ray by email <> or by phone at 828.776.9714, if you would like to show a car or need more information.


Council on Aging to hold info sessions

The Council on Aging in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces information sessions, Medicare Choices Made Easy, for the third quarter of 2014. The information sessions will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and ways that beneficiaries might save money. The information sessions are free and open to the public. People new to Medicare, care givers and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance should consider attending this informative class. The information presented is unbiased and accurate.  No products are sold, recommended or endorsed.
To reserve your place, register online at <> or call the Council on Aging at 828.277.8288.
Sessions will be held at the Leicester Community Center at 2979 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, on August 6, 9 until 11 am; and at Big Ivy Community Club at 540 Dillingham Rd, Barnardsville on September 8, 6:30 until 8:30 pm.

Events at the Leicester Community Center


Starting Monday June 16 till August 8 the Buncombe County Schools will be providing a free meal to any child under 18, every Weekday from 11:30 until12:30.
Starting Monday June 16 till August 11 the Buncombe County Bookmobile will be visiting the community center every Monday from 10:20-10:50.
Wednesday August 6 the Buncombe County Counsel on Aging will be providing a free Medicare Class at the community center from 9 until 11am followed by the Welcome Table at 11:30.
School Supply Drive will be from 4 pm until 7 pm on August 12. All supplies will be donated directly to Leicester Elementary.
October 4, will be the Community Yard Sale.
November 1 will be the Turkey Supper and Silent Auction.
Leicester Welcome Table provides a free hot meal every Wednesday from 11:30 am until 1 pm. This is a service of the community center in conjunction with several local churches.
Monthly Community Center Board Meeting is held every second Tuesday at 7pm. Most meetings don’t last over an hour. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Monthly Manna Food Distribution takes place every third Tuesday from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. All are welcome to attend, no questions asked.
Any questions, or inquiries to rent the facility call 828.774.3000 or email at <>. Also visit their web-site <> for the availability calendar.

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