Activities and discounts

Saturday, Oct. 29  11:00-12:00 Painting with Kim!  Bigs and Littles will paint a fall canvas theme and get to take it home! Kim will lead a fun group painting session. Email your Program Coordinator to sign up.

Sunday, Oct. 16  at 3:00  Scavenger Hunt at UNC Asheville!  Email your Program Coordinator to sign up! Meet in front of the Highsmith Student Union.

Sunday, Sept. 11  Rafting with French Broad Whitewater
Limited to 15 matches! We’ll be rafting a 5-mile trip on the French Broad River with French Broad Rafting! Thank you to their staff for the generous discount they provide!
Time:  Arrive by 1:30! Trip begins at 2:00 in Marshall.
Approximate end time:  5:30
* Minimum age:  8
* Rain or shine

**How to sign up:  Bigs – cost for you is $10 each. We will sign you up for the trip only WHEN WE RECEIVE your check. If you cancel, you get a refund if we can fill your spot. Open to the first 15 matches. Drop off or mail your check to:   BBBS   50 S. French Broad Ave. Room 213   Asheville, NC 28801

Wed. Aug. 24 5:30-7:00    Back-to-school Game Night!
The Hop on Merrimon Avenue! Bring a favorite game if you’d like. Email your Program Coordinator to sign up.

Thurs. August 18  6:00-7:30
United Way building.  Join us for an important discussion, presented by Helpmate, about relationship safety, dating safety, and Internet safety. Dinner will be provided! For Littles, parents/ guardians, and Bigs! Email your Program Coordinator to sign up!

Sat. July 23rd  free outing to the Nature Center!
10:00-12:00  Email your Program Coordinator to sign up. Meet Fran (blue BBBS shirt) in the parking lot just below the entrance and enter as a group.

Wed. July 20th Bracelet-making fun!
6:30-8:00, location to be announced soon. Led by former Big Sister Stacey Gellert! Email your Program Coordinator to sign up.

Sunday, June 19th  Free tickets to the Tourists game and seats in the Clubhouse Suite.  Gates open at 1:00; first pitch is at 2:00. Included is a buffet lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, baked beans, potato salad and cookies. Let your Program Coordinator know if you and your Little can attend! Thank you to Don Mandelkorn and Margaret Davis for this fantastic opportunity!

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.

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 (at least a week in advance, please); read about next season’s performances at