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Celebrate Spring at RITA’S

Rita’s Ice ushers in spring with a FREE offer. Go by your local Rita’s (here in Asheville, it’s located in Gerber Village), and they will give you a free, regular size Italian ice! This annual giveaway runs from noon to 9 p.m. TODAY ONLY!

Celebrate Spring with Rita’s Italian Ice

To celebrate the arrival of spring, all locations of Rita’s will give every customer a free, regular size Italian Ice. Rita’s can be found in south Asheville at Gerber Village. The promotion runs from noon to 9 p.m. today only!

Free Sledding Hill at Beech Mountain

Sledding conditions are great at Beech Mountain (elevation 5,506 feet) in the N.C. High Country. The best news: Kids 12  and under can sled FREE daily at the Beech sledding hill, located next to the Chamber of Commerce. Parents may ride with smaller children.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks are encouraged to bring their own sleds, or they may be purchased at stores on the mountain.

The sledding hill is operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting) with safety
personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Parking and restrooms are provided by the chamber. People are encouraged to call the chamber at (800) 468-5506 to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

Additional info on the Beech Mountain sledding hill is available at:

Street Dances in Hendersonville, NC


In addition to the Friday night “Music on Main” concerts in Hendersonville, you can also kick up your heels in town on Monday nights.

The 91st Annual Street Dance kicks off July 6 and runs every Monday night through August 31. The dances will be held 7 to 9 p.m. at Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street.

The Street Dance comes alive with people square dancing and clogging to a band playing traditional bluegrass music. Special appearances by area clogging teams make for a entertaining, foot stomping evening.

Lively instructions are given to the dancers by a local caller. At 6:30 PM, caller Walt Puckett will teach audience members some basic square dancing, such as the Right Hand Across, Open the Garden Gate, and the Shoe Fly Swing moves mean in traditional Appalachian square dancing.

Bring a chair, but leave your pets and alcohol at home. FREE Event.

FREE Root Beer Float at Sonic

sonic-moonReady for a FREE sweet treat?

Head to a participating Sonic Restaurant on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, and they’ll give you a FREE 10 oz. Root Beer Float while supplies last.

The offer is good 8 p.m. to midnight.

Click here to find a Sonic location near you.

FREE Storyfest in Hendersonville, NC

The first Do Tell Storyfest is set for July 11, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in downtown Hendersonville, N.C. The FREE event will be a day filled with kids activities, laughter, short stories and tall tales.

The main venue features family storytelling by acclaimed folklorists
Louise Bailey, Candler Willis’ Abe Lincoln, Bad Hair Williams. Lloyd
Arneach and Heather Nicely. Performances times are from 1-5 pm. A
workshop titled “Collecting Personal Stories” will be held from 11:00
to noon. This event will also celebrate 100 years of 4-H on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse all afternoon. 4-H alumni are invited to a special cakecutting ceremony at noon at the Historic Courthouse and 4-Hers will stage family activities from 11-5pm.

Children story times will be held at the Heritage Museum from 3-5 pm
with tellers Helen King and Elena Diana. Heather Nicely and 4-Her’s
will entertain children at Mountain Lore Bookstore from 1-3 pm.


11:00 – Noon Workshop with Jim Clark NC Archives -Collecting Personal Stories

1:00 – 6:00 Family Storytelling with Louise Bailey, Candler Willis, Heather Nicely, Lloyd Arneach and Badhair Williams

1:00 – 3:00 Children’s storytelling by Heather Nicely at Mountain Lore Books

1:00 – 5:00 Story
Tour on Main Street at Black Bear, Living Room Cafe’, Arts Council, The
Revolving Arts Gallery, and Piscasso’s Café (See schedule or website
for details)

3:00 – 5:00 Children’s Stories at the Heritage Museum by Elena Diana and Helen King

7:00 – 9:30 Storytelling concert for teens and adults at Piscasso’s Cafe “The Mountains Will Remember Us”

For more details:

Clay Day at the Folk Art Center

Set your calendar for June 6, 2009 for a fun FREE family event at the Folk Art Center. Clay Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event features demonstrations of throwing on the potter’s wheel, hand building and surface design. There are hands-on activities for kids and adults.

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