Activities and discounts

Wed. May 25  6:00  Recognition Dinner for Littles!  Asheville High cafeteria; dinner is provided. Email your Program Coordinator to let him/ her know you can attend and to share what he/she should recognize the child for.

Sat. April 30 from 11:00-2:00  Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall! We’ll have Storytime at 12:00 and 1:00, and we’ll have bookmark-making and card-making in the cafe. Come shop for Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc. and a percentage of your sales will go to BBBS! You need the voucher to present to the cashier.  You can use the voucher online between April 26th and May 11th. You can use it in any Barnes & Noble store between April 30th and May 6th.voucherBBBS Vouchers 

Sat. March 26  UNCA tennis matches! You’re invited to watch the women’s match at 10:00 and the men’s match at 2:00. Email sarah@bbbswnc.org by March 24 to let her know if you plan to attend. Location:  1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Tue. March 22  6:00  Class and Race Workshop for Bigs at UNCA! Light meal provided. Email sarab@bbbswnc.org to RSVP for a meal. Location: UNCA Highsmith Union, Rm 221-223.

Tue. Jan. 12  7:00  Free tickets for Bigs and Littles to a UNCA women’s basketball game. Email jamyed@bbbswnc.org to sign up. Free tickets for Bigs and Littles only.

Thursday, Jan. 28  Bigs’ Night Out and training:  How to Support Your Little’s Academic Success   5:15-7:00; program begins at 5:30
United Way building in Asheville, downstairs in room 1.  Email jamyed@bbbswnc.org if you plan to attend.

Saturdays in February and March in 4 counties!  Bowl for Kids’ Sake! See the Events page on the website for details.

Saturday, April 23 from 1:00-3:00  Volunteering at MANNA Food Bank in Asheville! Email jamyed@bbbswnc.org if you and your Little can attend. This is a great opportunity for your Little to give back to the community!

Show your Big Brothers Big Sisters ID for the following match discounts on your next outing:

Asheville Tourists: Free tickets for Bigs & Littles for Sunday-Wednesday games, excluding fireworks games. To reserve tickets call 253-1470 between 9 a.m. and noon on the day of the game, or between 9 a.m. and noon Friday for a Sunday game. Pick up your tickets at the will call window at the ball field under the Big’s name.

Nantahala Outdoor Center: Whitewater rafting! Big rafts at regular price and Little goes for free. Valid on any Nantahala River rafting adventure including guided, rentals and duckies. Littles must be 7 years old or 60 lbs. Some restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other offer. Reservations required. Call 800-232-7238 and mention code 4BBBS.  Participant must show BBBS ID card at check-in.

Chimney Rock Park: Big buys a ticket to the park and the Little’s is free. Any day of the week.

Flat Rock Playhouse: Limited number of FREE tickets to plays available at the Buncombe, Polk, and Henderson county offices. Call the Flat Rock Playhouse at 828-693-0731 for schedule.

Fuddruckers: Kids under age 12 can eat free from the kid’s menu, with the purchase of an adult entree after 4:00 p.m., Mon.-Wed. You do not need to show your BBBS card.

Fun Depot: 2 hours for $15/person, $20/person for 2 hours w/ pizza & pasta buffet included.

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe: Big pays for item, Little’s item of equal or lesser value is FREE. Bigs will need to show BBBS participant card. 640 Merrimon Ave. (Merrimon Square, Suite 103).

Tarwheels Skateway: Roller Skating, Highway 70 in Swannanoa.  Bigs pay for the skating session but Littles skate free. Bigs – show your BBBS participant card to receive the discount.

Tropical Gardens Mini-Golf: Little plays for free when Big pays.

Ultimate Ice Cream: Big buys a cup/cone of ice cream and the Little’s is free.

Urban Burrito: Littles eat FREE on Tuesday nights!  On Tuesdays after 5:00, Little eats free if the Big Brother/Sister buys a meal. Bigs, just show your BBBS participant card to the cashier when you pay. Offer good at both locations: Merrimon Avenue and Hendersonville Road.

WNC Nature Center: Free admission for Littles when their Bigs show participant cards.

YMCA: Enjoy unlimited visits to the YMCA! Present your YMCA photo ID (or pick up membership applications at our Asheville office).

Asheville Symphony: Matches can attend concerts FREE by contacting clairee@bbbswnc.org (at least a week in advance, please); read about next season’s performances at www.ashevillesymphony.org.