Contra Dance!! That wild and crazy fun that combines elements of square dance, line dancing, old English country dance, and a little swing and a little dirty dancing, some craziness, and a whole lot of FUN! We will meet weekly as part of the Old Farmers Ball Thursday dances. NO experience necessary and you don't need to bring a dance partner - in fact, you are discouraged from dancing more than one dance with the same partner per set - this is a social dance and you meet a lot of really nice people from college age to well past retirement!
If you are a beginner, be sure and arrive by 7:30PM and take the lesson at the beginning of the dance. You will be walked through the basic moves and will walk through your first dance before you dance to music.
The cost for the dance is $6 per person, payable at the door. OFB members pay $5 a year - membership is $5 and is available on-site - pays for itself in five dances! And if it is your first time, tell the person that takes your money; you will get a coupon for free admission your second time! Oh, and exact change is ALWAYS appreciated!
I will send out details about the location, directions, and parking to you after you sign up!
We are an active, friendly group constantly making new friends while participating in outdoor adventures and daily social events.
We take time to get to know each other and build on each others strengths. You get out of a club what you put into it, so if you want to find kayaking, tubing, flag football, white water, skydive, zipline, rock climbing, waterfall loving, photography loving, horseback riding, or cruise-loving friends, join us and show everybody else how much fun it can be!We look forward to meeting another dynamic member.
SINGLES AND COUPLES OF ALL AGES, LONGTIME RESIDENTS, & NEW TO ASHEVILLE
Become well known in Asheville, develop great friendships, and have legendary stories to tell of your fun times together!
Urban Legends meets several times a week in different areas of town and posts budget-conscious events often, so you save money while having fun. We meet often enough that you run into potential friends often, which helps you to create friendships.
Our members volunteer as Hosts to share activities they enjoy with the club. Do you have a special interest you would like to see posted as an event?
It could happen! We're all about... Making Friends as Singles or Couples at any age, Trivia Games/Tournaments, Cookouts & Picnics, Exploration of Waterfalls, Historic Areas, and Places of Interest, Target Shooting/ Gun Education, Comedy Clubs, Wine or Beer Tastings, Dinners, Live Music, Dancing, Festivals, Business Networking, Art, Photography, Movies of all kinds, Indie, Top Blockbusters, and Campy Cult, Day Trips, Travel, & Physical Activity
Quiet After-Work Events to Help you Unwind, House Parties, Game Nights/ Board Game Nights, Road Trips, Exploration of Asheville, Travel, Adventures, Creativity, To Make You Think or Laugh, Supporting Local Non-Profits, Giving Back to the Community, Scavenger Hunts, Book Club, Theater, Concerts, and Symphony If you dream about it, we'll help you make it happen! Let us plan your social calendar for you!
Please read our Club Guidelines (below) before joining. You are responsible for knowing the Club Guidelines/FAQs when you become a Member.
Urban Legends is unusual in that we have intentionally become a community of friends, instead of simply meeting "acquaintances" for events, then going home. Become part of an active, fun, and growing community!
THE ABC'S OF URBAN LEGENDS:
A. Add a recognizable picture and a real name, so Organizers can locate you at events. One person per profile. Make another profile for your spouse.
B. If you RSVP to an event, be there. No-shows ruin our club reputation.
C. Pay $5 Dues- Cash- No Paypal. You must meet the Club Organizer in person, to join. That means you must rsvp to an event your Club Organizer (Laura) is attending, before your 15-day access ends. We do not use paypal. (Think of your Temporary Access as a spa pass. It ends if you do not pay to join.)
Read below for often asked questions:
+No-Show in our club means "any reservation which is UNRSVPd less than 24 hours before an event" without an emergency. Consider making and breaking several large RSVPs with your favorite restaurant. The result would not be pleasant. Specific events may require a more firm policy. *No-shows ruin opportunities for everyone else in the club by damaging our reputation with a venue which has invited us to attend. No-shows may face consequences. One of those consequences is removal from the club.
+ Pay your $5 Annual Dues to the Club Organizer/Laura at an event within 15 days, before your name is removed. Only Laura can accept your dues- no other Event Host. We may not see each other often enough for that to be a practical option. Your Temporary website access allows you to see if the club is right for you. The Member list is purged frequently, so we know how many active Members we have.
+ Renewing Members? While we'd love to write everyone who applies to ask if you plan to attend and join (or stay as a Member), it is impossible. Urban Legends removes 50-80 names monthly, mostly individuals who planned to join but forgot or just never attended an event to join. The month you joined is posted on your own profile, so you are responsible for paying the next year, at some time during the month you joined. WE WANT ALL OF OUR FRIENDS TO STAY! You're friends. However, life changes, jobs take our time, and families become complicated. If you are removed and want to return, simply reapply and you will be welcomed to return.
+Members who have been in Urban Legends for at least one year may mail their dues via post office. Email Laura your Club Organizer, for details.
+If you are a couple, apply separately, so you have separate profiles.
+ Please Maintain a Correct Email Address. Returned emails may cause Meetup.com to "remove you" to protect their computer email server. Urban Legends has nothing to do with that. Changes to events don't happen often, but when they do, you want to find us!
Q: Why should I join a networking/social club? Our Members treat you like family while you find your favorite events. Maybe you need a little help transitioning back into single life. Or perhaps you are just looking for something different to do. Urban Legends makes it easy to meet new friends with similar interests, become more active, and to build new friendships.
Q: Are social clubs just "singles" clubs? Of course not. While a large portion of our membership is single, at least 25% of our members are in committed relationships and want to have fun just like single people. We are also not a "virtual" club. Applicants must meet the Club Organizer to become a member.
The key to successful events are the Urban Legends Event Coordinators. Each Event Coordinator volunteers to create helpful & innovative events. When you attend an event you will be greeted, introduced to other members at the event, and you'll walk away with a sense of having met some great people.If you have questions, please direct them to the Event Host/Organizer.
Q: May I bring guests to an event? It depends. If the event has a limited number of spaces available then only Urban Legends members might be allowed. Some events with limited attendance allow for "Plus Ones". You may add Non-Members as a "Plus One" Guest, but Members RSVP for themselves. We want to give everybody the same chance to RSVP.
*When a guest has attended 3 events, the guest will be expected to join Urban Legends in order to attend more events.
+BE NICE! We are here as a friendly, inviting community which benefits everyone involved. Drama is not encouraged. Work it out in private if possible. Bickering is destructive. Insulting anyone in the club-especially on the club website- is not tolerated. Think before you post. You may be removed without refund at the discretion of the Club Organizer.
The following video is optional. Watch it if you have questions about how it feels to be in Urban Legends.