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Welcome to Macaroni Kid - the place to find this week's family fun!

Welcome to Macaroni Kid - the place to find this week's family fun!

Welcome to Macaroni Kid and thanks for joining us. We are here to help you find family friendly things to in Buncombe County. This issue is full of things to do and some great giveaways. Be sure to check it ...

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Asheville Outlet Mall Grand Opening - Kid's Day on Sunday

Asheville Outlet Mall Grand Opening - Kid's Day on Sunday

Asheville Outlets has a full weekend of events planned for grand opening, beginning with Open Doors. Open Hearts. Charity Preview Night on Thursday, April 30th, and concluding with Kid's Day on Sunday, May 3rd. Thousands of shoppers are expected to ...

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Asheville Music School Summer Camps Enrolling Now!

Asheville Music School Summer Camps Enrolling Now!

Asheville Music School is a nonprofit community school for anyone who wishes to study music. We've been making music since 1996, and now have over 400 students with 35 instructors teaching music lessons and classes every week. We are currently ...

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NC Stage announces Theatre Production Summer Camps!

NC Stage announces Theatre Production Summer Camps!

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce two new summer camp programs where students will learn, grow, and have fun on stage. NC Stage is offering a theatre production camp for students ages 6-13. This camp culminates ...

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Asheville Magic Festival - Ticket Giveaway!

Asheville Magic Festival - Ticket Giveaway!

Abracadabra! For the second year in a row, the streets of downtown Asheville will come alive with mystery and wonder for The Asheville Magic Festival. On May 1st through 3rd, more than 20 illusionists, conjurers, jugglers, balloon artists, storytellers and ...

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Take the Challenge!

Take the Challenge!

For the past twenty years, Dancing Bear Toys has challenged kids to go seven days without using technology for entertainment. They offer free play days every day after school and a $5 gift card to kids who successfully complete the ...

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James and the Giant Peach at ACT - Ticket Giveaway!

James and the Giant Peach at ACT - Ticket Giveaway!

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful ...

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Ticket Giveaway for Always...Patsy Cline at Flat Rock Playhouse

Ticket Giveaway for Always...Patsy Cline at Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse is kicking off its 2015 mainstage season with the hit musical Always…Patsy Cline. Always…Patsy Cline is a heartwarming celebration of down home country humor, true emotion and twenty seven timeless classics including Crazy, Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet ...

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Host a Pantry Fiesta!

Host a Pantry Fiesta!

“Salsa” is the Spanish word for “sauce.” Paired with tortilla chips, it's a snack that has consistently grown in popularity in the United States and is the perfect party food. It's easy to whip up a simple “fiesta” with items ...

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Kids eat FREE or cheap.  Great spots around town.

Kids eat FREE or cheap. Great spots around town.

I try my best to see that this information is correct but mistakes happen so please call ahead to confirm.If you know of a restaurant that offers free or cheap kids' meals on certain nights please email me at [email protected] ...

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LEAF Festival

LEAF Festival

LEAF Festival is celebrating its 40th by offering the community its "Global Gratitude" with performing artists from 30 countries on May 7-10, 2015. The 40th LEAF features Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Famer R. Carlos Nakai (Native American flautist), ...

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Play and Learn for Infants and Toddlers

Play and Learn for Infants and Toddlers

Come and join us for Play & Learn! Parents/caregivers of children 3 months- 35 months in Buncombe County who are not in licensed child care are invited to attend a series of free Play & Learn sessions. Each 45 minute ...

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Looking ahead...Info for your rising Kindergartner

Looking ahead...Info for your rising Kindergartner

August and the start of another school year may seem like a long way off but it will be here before you know it. Smart Start of Buncombe County has some resources that you may find helpful in preparing your ...

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Mom Connections and Support Groups.

Mom Connections and Support Groups.

Here is a list of support groups for moms: I have tried to confirm this information but if you have questions or are a first time visitor to the group PLEASE call or email to confirm the date and time ...

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The Summer Camp Guide is here!

The Summer Camp Guide is here!

Thinking of sending your child to summer camp this year? We have some great ones that we are proud to share with you. Check out our current camp listings. Asheville Music School -; Students learn to play varying musical styles ...

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