MONDAY August 30th:
Ashley and I are entering into our 3rd year of ownership of The Hop. Coincidentally, The Hop is also celebrating its 32nd birthday! What better way to mark these two occasions than to offer up, without cost to you, the thing that's kept The Hop going all of these years in Asheville?
All you have to do is stop by Monday August 30th during our regular business hours, 11am-10pm, to receive a FREE KIDDIE SCOOP of our homemade Ice Cream. :)
TUESDAY August 31st:
From 6:30-7:30pm we will be hosting an interactive and educational Classical Music performance by Keowee Chamber Music! As always the event is FREE, kids eat FREE at both Urban Burrito and Artisan Catering and Deli, and bring a can if you can for MANNA Food Bank. This event is always a blast!
WEDNESDAY September 1st:
From 11am-1pm our weekly WNC Mountain Mamas mom's group meets for half-off caffeinated happy hour :)
We make single-shot lattes using Asheville Coffee Roasters fair-trade, organic espresso for only $.99!
From 6-10pm we are teaming up with UNC Asheville's Sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, to host a benefit for Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization. Stop in to meet these extremely generous and philanthropic young women and support a very worthy cause. 20% of sales during the event will be donated to Autism Speaks.
From 7-9pm a Supermarket Currency Savings Seminar takes place in store. It is $25/person or $40/couple. Shana, the organizer, has six children and only spends $200 a month on groceries. Wanna know how?
THURSDAY September 2nd:
For all of you parents out there, Thursday night is Family Night at Earth Fare, which means that kids eat FREE! We will be scooping at the Earth Fare Westgate location during that time. Also we donate 20% of proceeds to Mary Paws.
UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff receive 20% off all purchases at The Hop. (We give 10% off every day)
FRIDAY September 3rd:
The Hop is combining forces with local craft beer store, Bruisin Ales, from 5-7pm, for both a Beer/Ice Cream Float tasting and fundraiser for Friends of The Blue Ridge Parkway! There will be several beer float options to choose from, including Craggie Brewing Antebellum Ale floats, and a portion of proceeds will go to Friends of The Blue Ridge Parkway (which just celebrated its 75th birthday). Here is a link with details via Bruisin Ales Beer Blog.
The Jolly Balloon Smiths will be twisting the night away at The Hop from 7-9pm. We encourage you to challenge them :)
SATURDAY September 4th:
From 7-10pm is this year's last Shindig on the Green. If you haven't had the opportunity to witness this historical event at the newly renovated Pack's Square, it's fantastic! We'll be scooping next to Okie Dokies BBQ stand :)
SUNDAY September 5th:
We will be scooping at arguably Asheville's best festival. Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is going on from 11am-9pm! Stop by LAAFF to see all of the awesome entertainment!
Thank you all so much for making scooping Ice Cream in Asheville, NC such a wonderful thing!
Greg and Ashley