Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Sep 22 all-day
Online

Your contributions help us face the challenges. Please consider a generous Gift of Literacy to support students and tutors working together to improve literacy in our community.

Plug in this Election Season: Get Involved!
Sep 22 all-day
Online

This is not an election year you want to sit out. 

We are busy here at Down Home. Our local chapters are finishing up endorsing their local candidates, we are out in the community helping to educate folks on their voting rights and the ways they can vote during the pandemic, and, of course, we are continuing our on-the-ground organizing in our local communities… building power, building each other up, building hope. 

Here are some ways that you can plug in this election season: 

  • Get Down With Relational Organizing: Interested in moving the people in your life to vote this November? Our Relational Organizing Trainings will give you the tips, tools, and tech you need to get started mobilizing your community. Find a training that fits your schedule here.
  • Phone Bank With Down Home: Because of the pandemic, we are not going door to door this election year. Instead, we are rely on calling our neighbors on the phones. You can join a Down Home phone bank to help spread the word about voting by mail, our candidates, and the work of Down Home. Sign up to phone bank here.
  • Introduction to Down Home: Do you want to learn more about Down Home, how we organize, and what we do? Join us Thursdays at 1 PM for an informal discussion where our organizers can answer your questions and help find a role for you! Register for an Introduction to Down Home session here.
Voting in the 2020 General Election: What You Need to Know
Sep 22 all-day
Online

News
                            article image

Voting in the 2020 General Election: What You Need to Know

The upcoming general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Buncombe County Election Services wants to make sure you have all the information you need. Buncombe County is committed to having a safe and secure election in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. For more information about precautions regarding COVID-19, click here.

Below is information about Early Voting, absentee ballots, voter registration, sample ballots, and more. If you have additional questions, contact Election Services at (828) 250-4200.

Buncombe County Soil + Water Annual Report Available for Review
Sep 22 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Online

Did you know Buncombe County Soil & Water Conservation conserved 220 acres of land and completed 40 erosion control plans over the last year? To learn more about Soil & Water’s important work, read the annual report.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Sep 22 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Public Comment: Community Development Block Grant for Covid Funds
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 pm
Online

Your input is needed. Buncombe County is considering applying for a County’s Community Development Block Grant to assist with Coronavirus relief, and we’re holding a public hearing at the Sept. 15 Board of Commissioners meeting. Find out more.

If you missed the sign-up period for public comment, you can still weigh in on the application process and what activities we should apply for.

Direct your written comments to Buncombe County Strategic Partnerships at 200 College St., Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28801, email [email protected],  or call Strategic Partnerships directly at (828) 250-4048.

COVID-19 Testing in Buncombe County
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Buncombe County

Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí.

COVID-19 Testing General Information

Think you have been exposed to COVID?

Testing is widely available at urgent cares, federally qualified health centers, and through some primary care providers for those who need it however, it remains important to focus on the prevention of COVID first and foremost to keep the virus from spreading further into the community and to loved ones.

Find testing near you:

  • If you DO NOT HAVE a healthcare provider who offers testing for COVID-19 and you need to get tested, there are several ways to find testing near you.
  • Visit the Find My Testing Place website to find a clinic or pop up testing site near you.
  • People in Buncombe County can access testing by completing the Buncombe County Self-Checker online. If you need testing, you can set up an appointment at one of the county’s open-air, drive-through sites. People can also call the Ready Team at (828) 419-0095 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm., Monday – Friday to be pre-screened for testing at these sites. A Ready Team member will call you within 2 business days to schedule your appointment.
  • You can call the Buncombe County nurse line at (828) 250-5300 to find out where you can get tested (Press OPTION #1 to speak with a nurse) from 8 am to 5:30 pm.
National Voter Registration Day
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Library

National Voter Registration Day

Have YOU registered to vote? Are you certain, if you are registered, that all of your information is correct? Have you moved lately? Well, today is your lucky day! Come by one of our curbside locations on September 22nd from 1-5PM and we’ll have all the forms you need to make sure you are able to vote in the next election.

We will have forms for registering, forms for absentee voting by mail (no reason necessary), and change forms if you need to find out your voting precinct. And volunteers on site to answer questions and tell you where to find out more. [By the way, if you can’t make it on that day ask for a form any day you pick up a hold at curbside. Our libraries have them available.]

Voting is one of the most important roles you perform as a citizen of these United States…and your choices affect your library too. We hope to see you there!

National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 3 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.

Tuesday Early Jam
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
Sep 23 all-day
Online

Your contributions help us face the challenges. Please consider a generous Gift of Literacy to support students and tutors working together to improve literacy in our community.

Plug in this Election Season: Get Involved!
Sep 23 all-day
Online

This is not an election year you want to sit out. 

We are busy here at Down Home. Our local chapters are finishing up endorsing their local candidates, we are out in the community helping to educate folks on their voting rights and the ways they can vote during the pandemic, and, of course, we are continuing our on-the-ground organizing in our local communities… building power, building each other up, building hope. 

Here are some ways that you can plug in this election season: 

  • Get Down With Relational Organizing: Interested in moving the people in your life to vote this November? Our Relational Organizing Trainings will give you the tips, tools, and tech you need to get started mobilizing your community. Find a training that fits your schedule here.
  • Phone Bank With Down Home: Because of the pandemic, we are not going door to door this election year. Instead, we are rely on calling our neighbors on the phones. You can join a Down Home phone bank to help spread the word about voting by mail, our candidates, and the work of Down Home. Sign up to phone bank here.
  • Introduction to Down Home: Do you want to learn more about Down Home, how we organize, and what we do? Join us Thursdays at 1 PM for an informal discussion where our organizers can answer your questions and help find a role for you! Register for an Introduction to Down Home session here.
Voting in the 2020 General Election: What You Need to Know
Sep 23 all-day
Online

News
                            article image

Voting in the 2020 General Election: What You Need to Know

The upcoming general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Buncombe County Election Services wants to make sure you have all the information you need. Buncombe County is committed to having a safe and secure election in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. For more information about precautions regarding COVID-19, click here.

Below is information about Early Voting, absentee ballots, voter registration, sample ballots, and more. If you have additional questions, contact Election Services at (828) 250-4200.

Buncombe County Soil + Water Annual Report Available for Review
Sep 23 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Online

Did you know Buncombe County Soil & Water Conservation conserved 220 acres of land and completed 40 erosion control plans over the last year? To learn more about Soil & Water’s important work, read the annual report.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Sep 23 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Public Comment: Community Development Block Grant for Covid Funds
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 pm
Online

Your input is needed. Buncombe County is considering applying for a County’s Community Development Block Grant to assist with Coronavirus relief, and we’re holding a public hearing at the Sept. 15 Board of Commissioners meeting. Find out more.

If you missed the sign-up period for public comment, you can still weigh in on the application process and what activities we should apply for.

Direct your written comments to Buncombe County Strategic Partnerships at 200 College St., Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28801, email [email protected],  or call Strategic Partnerships directly at (828) 250-4048.

COVID-19 Testing in Buncombe County
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Buncombe County

Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí.

COVID-19 Testing General Information

Think you have been exposed to COVID?

Testing is widely available at urgent cares, federally qualified health centers, and through some primary care providers for those who need it however, it remains important to focus on the prevention of COVID first and foremost to keep the virus from spreading further into the community and to loved ones.

Find testing near you:

  • If you DO NOT HAVE a healthcare provider who offers testing for COVID-19 and you need to get tested, there are several ways to find testing near you.
  • Visit the Find My Testing Place website to find a clinic or pop up testing site near you.
  • People in Buncombe County can access testing by completing the Buncombe County Self-Checker online. If you need testing, you can set up an appointment at one of the county’s open-air, drive-through sites. People can also call the Ready Team at (828) 419-0095 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm., Monday – Friday to be pre-screened for testing at these sites. A Ready Team member will call you within 2 business days to schedule your appointment.
  • You can call the Buncombe County nurse line at (828) 250-5300 to find out where you can get tested (Press OPTION #1 to speak with a nurse) from 8 am to 5:30 pm.
Moogseum Store Reopnes
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Moogseum Store 

The Bob Moog Foundation is also excited to welcome shoppers back into the Moogseum Store in downtown Asheville, NC. While the exhibit space will remain closed until North Carolina enters phase 3, the store offers a wide variety of synth-inspired merchandise from magnets, t-shirts and pint glasses, to books, hats and vinyl records. The Moogseum Store will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

To ensure the safety of guests, extensive cleaning measures and CDC guidelines will be followed by staff, and both staff and visitors will be required to wear cloth or disposable face coverings.

                    

Get Help Registering to Vote
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hillman Beer - Asheville/Biltmore Village

You know you are going to vote this year, but not sure how to get registered? Come hang at Hillman Beer 6-8pm and our friend Rich will be happy to help you. It doesn’t matter what party affiliation you are, just get registered!

Teach In Relational Voter Turnout
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online

We’ve always got something going on.

Interested in getting involved with Down Home NC? Attend our crash course which will give you the tools to have deep conversations with friends and families about the issues that matter most to you. We will discuss how Down Home NC will be using these tools to win in 2020.

Blue Ridge Community College Virtual College Night
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online

Caption: "Reach your summit with Blue Ridge's Virtual College Night!" image with road signs that say "Financial Aid," "Transfer Options," and "Career Pathways"

Blue Ridge College Night is open to all prospective students. If you are someone in the
community contemplating going back to school, or a high school student considering the
next move after graduation, this is the event for you.
What would normally be an in-person event at Blue Ridge featuring countless visiting
colleges each with their own table has now been changed to virtual due to the COVID-19
pandemic.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about all of the programs Blue Ridge has to
offer, including some of the newest, such as Teacher Prep, Graphic Design and Human
Services Technology.
Blue Ridge Transfer Admissions Coordinator Kirsten Hobbs stated, “While Blue Ridge
Virtual College Night is designed for students interested in starting their college career at
Blue Ridge, I also want current students to be aware of the options after Blue Ridge. Any
current student interested in transferring to a four-year university can sign up for their
virtual college presentation as well. With the help of CACRAO, there is a full schedule of
college sessions for students to choose from to help determine the next step. The list and
a link to registration can be found at blueridge.edu/college-night.”
Don’t miss your chance to chat virtually with Blue Ridge staff and learn the steps to reach
your summit!