Free Family Friendly Events at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe!!!!!
Tuesday August 3rd from 6:30-7:30pm: Curtain Call Collective, children's acting troupe Directed by Chris Martin, will be celebrating the works of children's author Charles Schultz, creator of Charlie Brown. Also, prior to the show at 5:00pm the Director will be holding auditions for The Hop Commercial!
Thursday August 5th from 6-8:30pm: This year's last Doggie Ice Cream Social to benefit Animal Compassion Network. The event will include caricatures by Brian Vasilisk, a booth with local author, Audrey Kinsella's delightful book, "Dingle; The Helpful Ice Cream Cone Delivery Dog" and more. 50% of sales during the event will be donated to ACN.
Tuesday August 10th from 6:30-7:30pm: Asheville and nationally-renowned Storyteller, David Novak, will be delivering his wonderful tale of "The Cookie Girl" as well as more of his most popular stories, which inspire the imagination! For a taste check out this video featuring David from our Dr. Seuss birthday party.
Thursday August 12th from 4-8pm: Open Hearts Art Center, a WNC non-profit dedicated to serving adults with a variety of challenges, which include but are not limited to, developmental, mental, physical and emotional disabilities, will be displaying the works of their students. Also, 30% of sales during the event will be donated back to Open Hearts.
Tuesday August 17th All Day: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Day. 20% of the day's sales will go to benefit one of Asheville's great animal advocacy organizations. Throughout the day there will also be animals looking for a warm home up for adoption.
Saturday August 21st All Day: Asheville Humane Society Day. 20% of the day's sales will go to benefit Asheville Humane. We are proud to say that this event is tied to AHS Pussy-Cat Pallooza, a massive drive to find homes for cats and kittens. The adoption will run from 1-4pm!
Tuesday August 24th All Day: YWCA of Asheville Day. 20% of the day's sales will go to benefit Asheville's YWCA, whose powerful and inspiring mission is "eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all." Also, from 6:30-7:30pm members of the YWCA will have a Whales Tales demonstration, which is an interactive easy and fun program from the American Red Cross to help children learn safe behavior in, on, and around the water. They will also be offering a swim lesson sign-up special that night.
Tuesday August 31st from 6:30-7:30pm: Keowee Chamber Music will hold their third educational and interactive performance at The Hop. If you and your family have yet to experience one of Keowee's shows, it's a real treat.
Tuesday September 7th from 6:30-7:30pm: Local children's musician, Firefly Soda, will be performing fun and funky Gypsy Rock for kids. This is Firefly Soda's first show at The Hop and proves to be a blast.
Thursday September 9th from 6-10pm: UNC Asheville Alumni Day. Are you, like Ashley and I, UNCA Alumni who've stuck around in this great city? Show your support of one of the nations most highly celebrated Liberal Arts institutions! 30% of sales during the event will be donated to the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
Tuesday September 14th from 6:30-7:30pm: Curtain Call Collective, children's acting troupe, will be celebrating the works of children's poet Jack Prelutsky. Director Chris Martin will lead his students and willing audience participants in what is always a fun family-friendly event.
Tuesday September 21st All Day: Big Brothers Big Sisters Day. 20% of the day's sales will be donated to benefit BBBS of Western North Carolina. Join us if you are already a Big, are interested in becoming one or would you simply like to support a worthy cause.
Tuesday September 28th from 6:30-7:30pm: Local Breakdancers, Hunab Kru, backed by DJ Brett Rock, will be bringing down the house with two 10-15 minute performances as well as facilitating a circle for members of the audience in between! Let you and your kids be awed by the wonderful scene of breakdancing.