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Dig Local Update 9/17/20 - Brews and Bears, Complimentary Meals and Music, Nature Center Update, Chop Shop Specials, and More...

Otters and Cougars and Bears, Oh My! The WNC Nature Center - #digAVL Video 

A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

Have y'all missed going to the WNC Nature Center as much as we have? We've got good news! Kate Frost, the Director of Development is very excited to share all of the ways that they are adapting to these new norms. While you may not be able to go and see your favorite reptile friends, you can still see a majority of the outdoor exhibits or even tune in online and participate in the Brews and Bears event (Uno and Ursa are so excited to see you!)
See the video interview here!

While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers each have their own story to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to partner with our friend, Ann Smith, at Leap Frog Tours to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville.
The WNC Nature Center is Reopening
Upon reopening, the Nature Center will be open seven days a week, from 10 am until 4:30 pm.  Asheville residents receive a discounted rate with local ID and children under the age of 3 are free. We HIGHLY recommend getting a membership so you can go whenever you want! Those otters, y'all... so cute. 
Complimentary Meals and Music for People in Need

On Saturday, Sept.19 Food Connection will be partnering up with the folks from Groovin' on Grovemont to bring free meals to Swannanoa Valley residents who are in need. This is a curbside drive-thru where you'll have your choice of venison penne pasta with cheese, or veggie pasta both served with country-style green beans, garlic bread, and a cookie. There will also be live music provided by Asheville's amazing singer-songwriter duo, The Paper Crowns
More info here

Downtown After Five

The Virtual Downtown After 5 series wraps up Friday, Sept. 18 from 5:30-8:30 pm with Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and The Fritz (pictured) .
Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone, or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique.

The Fritz is a soul-driven dance rock band with an aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock. They create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating audiences everywhere.

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Another Week of Great Meat from The Chop Shop

The Chop Shop Butchery is back with more great deals on local farm-raised beef and pork. From local pasture-raised heritage pork from  Colfax Creek Farm to the down-right delicious Apple Brandy Beef, they have it all and it's on special!

Find More Great Deals Here
White Horse Black Mountian Presents: David LaMotte

Enjoy a live show of an awesome performer from the comfort of your couch! On Saturday, Sept. 19, David LaMotte will hit the stage at White Horse Black Mountain to showcase some of his well-loved music. David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released 12 full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the 50 states, as well as 5 of the 7 continents. With a record like David's, you don't want to miss out!
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 Dig Local is On Spotify
Check Out Local Tunes on Our Spotify Playlist!

Looking for some new tunes from local artists? The Dig Local Spotify playlist is the perfect way to scratch that itch. Dig it! 
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Keep the Asheville Vibe Alive and ...
Download the Dig Local App to see who's offering dine-in, outside seating, curbside service, beer delivery and more during COVID-19.
Keep up with your favorite places as they adapt to the "new normal".

WEAR YOUR MASKS and keep digging local!