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TONIGHT: Drink Brews, End HIV at UpCountry Pint Nights
Every Thursday of this month, UpCountry Brewing will debut a special pint glass uniquely decorated to represent a facet of WNCAP's mission.
Sales of the pint glasses, as well as proceeds from particular brews, will be donated directly to WNCAP. Pint Nights are a fun way of raising money for a great cause while increasing awareness of HIV Prevention & Care. Come celebrate with us tonight!
 Graphic designer and WNCAP Board Member David Guinn, co-owner of the Design One firm in Asheville, designed four unique pint glasses that communicate different aspects of WNCAP's mission.
Want to know what the WNCAP pint glasses look like? Well, you'll have to go to UpCountry Brewing during the month of September to find out...
Pint Nights will take place at both the West Asheville and Brevard UpCountry locations, so be sure to stop by any Thursday in September.
Stop by UpCountry for a few brews, and pick up the commemorative WNCAP pint glass - a new design will debut each week, so be sure to collect them all! 
Movie Night
WNCAP to Present Documentary "5B" at Grail Moviehouse
Between Friday, September 27 and Thursday, October 3, WNCAP and the Grail Moviehouse will present 5B, a documentary about activist nurses in the first-ever AIDS ward in San Francisco.
This inspiring film demonstrates the power of ordinary people to display extraordinary compassion in the midst of intense stigma and fear. A portion of all proceeds will benefit WNCAP.
Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now online. Student Tickets are only $5!
On Wednesday, October 2, there will be a special screening at 7pm that will raise even more resources for WNCAP and feature a panel discussion afterwards. 

The panel discussion will feature Wilma Pomerantz and Barbara Bell, two longtime WNCAP supporters, and Chris Nidek, of WNC Community Health Services (WNCCHS). All three women served as nurses in the early days of the AIDS crisis.
Professor Lori Horvitz of UNCA will also serve on the panel to speak about the social impact of cinema. The panel will be moderated by WLOS anchor Frank Kracher, who worked in San Francisco in the mid 1980s.
For more information about WNCAP's screening of 5B, please contact Michael at mpoandl@wncap.org or call (828) 252-7489 ext. 313.
I'm Coming Out
Blue Ridge Pride is Saturday, September 28
The 11th annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival will be held September 28, 2019 from 11am-7 pm at Pack Square Park. But come early. The Welcoming WNC Procession across town will begin at 10:00 am.
WNCAP will have an informational table at the Festival, so come by and say hello!
Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. was formed in 2009 by a group who saw the need for a community-driven organization that would appeal to the diverse LGBTQ communities of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. In October of 2009, we held our first festival at Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park . 
The mission of Blue Ridge Pride is to promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ and allied communities, working as a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service.
Chow Chow Down Down
Chow Chow Food Festival Celebrates WNC Food Artists
Asheville’s new event, Chow Chow, is a multi-day immersive experience exploring the unique community of creative makers around the city’s table—from growers and farmers to brewers and chefs to crafts people and artists.
Scheduled September 12-15, 2019, the festival celebrates both the vibrancy of Asheville, NC’s culinary scene as well as the many diverse hands that come together to create the colorful flavors of this corner of Southern Appalachia.
Farm dinners, tours and brunches, chef demonstrations, tastings and grand tastings, community yoga, seminars, live music, artists in action, hands-on activities and panel discussions will bring the festival to life amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A non-profit 501C3 organization, Chow Chow is also partnering with MANNA FoodBank raising awareness for its children’s backpack program. The festival is presented by Kimpton Hotel Arras.
Many of the restaurants participating in Chow Chow, including Curaté, Corner Kitchen, Sovereign Remedies, and Gypsy Queen are Dining Out For Life participating restaurants, so be sure to support them at this new festival!
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