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 Cool Treats in November!

Ultimate Ice Cream, AICFF and More

Though I just sent a newsletter on Monday, there were technical glitches with it going out, right before an important weekend here in Asheville. 
AND we have some cool new news for you!  So, here's a re-send with a few important changes.


Thanks for being patient, far-away friends, as this newsletter is locally-focused.  Back to more inclusive soon!

Ultimate Ice Cream in November

Little Pearls is the beneficiary of November's Flavor of the Month program at Ultimate Ice Cream!  All of their super-premium ice cream is hand-crafted in their Tunnel Road shop, using the finest ingredients they can find locally and from around the world. 


The Flavor of the Month is an exceptionally creamy Butterscotch... yummy....

This is comfort food at its best. The color and history of butterscotch feel like fall afternoons, warm fireplaces and Thanksgiving.  Come by before or after AICFF events (see below) and anytime the whole month of November.  Enjoy the Ultimate Butterscotch ice cream and help Little Pearls raise money, too!


Ultimate Ice Cream now has two locations:

  • 1070 Tunnel Road (828-296-1234)
  • 195 Charlotte Street (828-258-1515). 

Hours after the daylight savings change are: 12:30-8 Sunday-Thursday, 12:30-9 Friday & Saturday.


This is a great family-run business.  Thanks, Kevin and Lucia!

Right Now: Asheville International Children's Film Festival & Gala!

AICFF, now in its second year, has begun!  Running from November 1-14, it's going to be even better than last year.  You can still get tickets to events and screenings at the door.  It's going to be GREAT!


AICFF provides culturally diverse, value-affirming films for children and adults, age 3 and up.  This festival celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema, with over 100 films from more than 30 countries, plus many special events.  Public screenings and events start tonight.


Check out this funny two-minute AICFF promo, with Founder & Artistic Director Tim Arem, Jon Menick and David Miller of Story Point Media ~ and me!  


And please check all the Events, including the Friday, November 5 Gala that benefits Little Pearls and AICFF. The gala will be at the Manor Inn, with great entertainment, films, silent auction, food, beer and wine.  Time: 6-9 p.m.  Cost: $25 single, $40 per couple. 


The gala is the only fundraising venue for Little Pearls during AICFF.  We will benefit through ticket sales and a very cool silent auction.  Please come!


There is so much more in this festival for children and adults to enjoy, including the Costume Pancake Breakfast November 6, Movie Magic Workshops November 13 and a special screening event for Magic in the Forest on November 14. 


Information about individual film blocks and appropriate ages is at AICFF.  Click on the Films tab, then Schedule, to see what film blocks appeal to you.


This sweet AICFF Trailer is by Bonesteel Films.  See you at the movies!

Learning More:  Cool Links

The Cat of My Dreams ~ touching, recent article in the WNC Woman animal issue

GreatLittlePearls on YouTube ~ all Pearls are here, plus some of our longer videos


Portfolio ~ all Pearls and their stories are linked from here

Upcoming Pearls ~ the Pearls of our dreams

What's New! ~ recent news, e-news links, articles

Viewer Feedback

Sharing Little Pearls with the World

Why we need YOU!

“I just watched three Little Pearls and I feel like I've been to church!  Uplifted and connected to the world and others. So much that's so good in such a small treasure.” ~ Michelle S


Little Pearls inspire connection, understanding and compassion by opening hearts and minds.  This is the gift we offer ~ to you, to those you love and to the world.


You can help us create new Pearls and a long-overdue new DVD sampler, so we can share these gifts more effectively and have much greater impact. 


Please consider donating, especially now when matching funds for grant applications are critical.  We really need your support!



Linda McLean

Executive & Creative Director

Little Pearls



PS  Check out our social networking and non-profit links below.

We've also started on Follow littlepearlsorg on Twitter

Little Pearls • PO Box 8641 • Asheville, NC 28814

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