Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville CrossFit gyms raise cash for Our Voice


Here’s more of what’s going on, including details on Asheville CrossFit gyms raising money for Our Voice:

-The New Mountain AVL music venue is listed as up for lease.

-An Asheville culinary dream team is forming over at AUX Bar, which is opening soon on North Lexington Ave. Chris Cox, who won accolades for his cooking at Montford Pull-Up, is joining chefs Mike Moore and Steve Goff. Here’s a sneak peek at the AUX Bar menu.

-Five Asheville CrossFit gyms came together recently to help raise more than $2,000 for Our voice North Carolina, which provides rape crisis services and sexual assault prevention eduction in Asheville. SuMMit Crossfit, Crossfit Pisgah, South Slope Crossfit, Crossfit Asheville, and Beer City Crossfit hosted their own satellite workouts with a meet-up later at Hillman Beer. The brewery donated $1 for every beer poured between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

-District Wine Bar is now open at Wedge Studios.

-The “Color Me Goodwill” Fashion Show has announced the six local designers who will showcase garments that they have made from materials purchased at Goodwill retail stores. The designers have selected a color scheme for their collections and they will compete for cash prizes. The first place winner will be awarded $500, with $200 going to the runner-up. This year’s designers (and their colors) are: Tami Lu Barry (purple); Leanna Echeverri (blue); Jennifer Hock (pink); Charles Josef (black); Caleb Owolabi (orange); and Jon Pierce (red). “Color Me Goodwill” will be held on Friday, April 27 at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6pm and the fashion show begins at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.

-Folks planning to get married can come and learn about wedding vendors from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Highland Brewery during the Beer City Brides event.

-Asheville City Council on Tuesday approved an additional $60,000 for the construction project to create a new visitor entrance at the WNC Nature Center. The additional costs come after the general contractor, B. Allen Construction, discovered seriously deteriorated stormwater pipes and water lines.

-Also on Tuesday, Asheville City Council approved renaming Lakewood Park in the Kenilworth neighborhood to Leah Chiles Park. Leah Chiles and her husband were the founders of the town of Kenilworth in the 1920s. In 1928, Leah Chiles was the first woman to be elected mayor of a town in Western North Carolina.

-Finally, Asheville City Council went into closed session on Tuesday to discuss an ongoing lawsuit involving a former Asheville Police Department officer who was fired after allegations of excessive use of force. Robert Frost. You can read about Frost’s case here.