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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays MANNA
Nov 14 all-day
MANNA FoodBank

Now through Nov. 15:
Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our
TURKEY DRIVE!
This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal.
Food with Hope and Dignity
One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations after a holiday has already occurred, making it difficult for food banks to provide these food items in a timely way to our neighbors seeking food assistance. We want families across our 16 counties to be able to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the community, and with that hope in mind, we are looking for the community to step up and help us eliminate one more worry for families about how they will fill their own holiday tables.
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays
When you are out shopping, we encourage you to pick up an extra frozen turkey to donate to MANNA! We know that hunger is a daily worry for tens of thousands of people across our region, and something as simple as a holiday turkey can truly give the gift of happiness and hope to people living through the daily experience of food insecurity.
2019 WomanUP Celebration
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Crowne Plaza Hotel

WomanUP Celebration

THE event for women in business to connect

Thought provoking keynote on:
The future of women in business

Honoring outstanding business leaders

Insights from WNC women leaders

“Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man”
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

Sandburg Clothing on Exhibit

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

Asheville Art Museum Announces Grand Opening!
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

November 8, 2019
4–7pm
(Patron Level Members and above)

Grand Opening Celebration
November 9, 2019
6–10pm
Tickets: $225

Members-Only Preview
November 10, 2019
11am–6pm
Free for all Members

Ribbon-Cutting & Public Preview
November 13, 2019
1–6pm
FREE

Opening Day
November 14, 2019
11am–6pm

After-Hours Party (21+ only)
November 16, 2019
8pm–midnight
Tickets: $75

Live Glassblowing Demos
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event

Climate Change and Asheville’s Urban Forest
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm
AB-Tech Ferguson Auditorium

The City of Asheville has been a Tree City USA for nearly 40 years. Asheville GreenWorks has been instrumental in helping the City attain and maintain that status by mobilizing volunteers to plant and care for trees throughout its 47-year history.

As the city has grown and changed, the focus of GreenWorks’ tree work has evolved from a focus on beautification and greening to a more holistic approach to protecting and enhancing Asheville’s urban forest. With the rapid pace of development in Asheville during the last decade, along with increased local threats of climate change such as extreme heat and flooding, GreenWorks is charting an innovative plan to address climate change at the local level through protecting and enhancing the urban forest.

A group of volunteers formed the Tree Protection Task Force in 2017, under the auspices of Asheville GreenWorks, to advocate for protecting the trees that make up the urban forest of Asheville. Since that time, the Tree Protection Task Force has supported the City of Asheville’s efforts to conduct a gap analysis, review the City’s tree ordinances and conduct a study of the change in urban forest canopy cover over a ten-year period.

Armed with this information, the Task Force will launch the Asheville Climate Action Initiative and the Cool Green Asheville campaign to address the steady decline of our urban forest tree canopy and advocate for greater green infrastructure in Ashevill

“What is Leadership in Henderson County?” – a Program of the Vision Alumni Association
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Center for Art & Inspiration
Join fellow Vision Henderson County Alumni to learn more about what makes a leader with a TED-style presentation and discussion from 4 leaders in Henderson County.
On the program:
Bo Caldwell – Superintendent, Henderson County Public Schools
Chris Hykin – VP Operations, Smartrac
Burt Lemkes – General Manager, Tri-Histil
Jimm Bunch – President & CEO, AdventHealth Hendersonville
This is also your chance to Network with Alumni of the Vision Henderson County and Leadership Henderson classes.
Don’t forget to bring $$$ for the Raffle Basket – all funds raised support the John L. Boyd Tuition Assistance Endowment
Reclaiming Everything – Benefit Celebration
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery & Tasting Room

 

Ladies, Gentlemen & Fellow Humans,

Please bring your loved ones to a night of Celebrating Women and taking a stand for Healing, in collaboration with Our VOICE.

100% of the Donations and Raffle Proceeds will go to Funding Alternative Healing Therapy Packages to survivors of sexual assault.

Live Music by Emma’s Lounge from 6:30 – 8:30 pm & a RAFFLE!

Sexual assault is an epidemic in the United States. These women and little girls are your friends, sisters, mothers, wives and loved ones.  This celebration is funding healing and connecting women to alternative therapies in hopes of facilitating healing to the mind, body, and spirit!

Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour

Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour

Sit back if you dare as we illuminate Asheville’s darkest history with astonishing stories of spirits & spies, ghosts & goblins, hauntings & hoodlums and mountain-made murder & mayhem.

Hear stories of . . .

The legendary PINK LADY at the Grove Park Inn
The GHOST of Church Street
The 1936 UNSOLVED MURDER that shook Asheville
The CHILD SPIRITS at the haunted hospital
The architect walled into his own church!
The KILLING SPREE of 1906
NAZI AGENTS based in Asheville
ARSON at hospital that claimed Zelda Fitzgerald

Tour Duration: Approximately 75 minutes

Departure Point: Pack’s Tavern 20 South Spruce Street in Downtown Asheville

Parking: Free first-come-first served parking is available after 5PM at a City of Asheville parking lot located 1/2 block south of Pack’s Tavern on Marjorie Street.  Paid parking is available approximately 1 block north of Pack’s Tavern at  164 College Street.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!  “Walk-ups” without reservations will be accommodated on a space available basis.

We Hope you’ll be possessed to join us!

Friday, November 15, 2019
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays MANNA
Nov 15 all-day
MANNA FoodBank

Now through Nov. 15:
Help Make a Local Family’s Table a Bit Brighter and Donate a Turkey to our
TURKEY DRIVE!
This holiday season, we are hoping to fill families’ tables across our region with the staples that we all enjoy during a special holiday meal.
Food with Hope and Dignity
One reality of food banking is that food banks commonly receive holiday-specific food donations after a holiday has already occurred, making it difficult for food banks to provide these food items in a timely way to our neighbors seeking food assistance. We want families across our 16 counties to be able to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the community, and with that hope in mind, we are looking for the community to step up and help us eliminate one more worry for families about how they will fill their own holiday tables.
Donate a Turkey for the Holidays
When you are out shopping, we encourage you to pick up an extra frozen turkey to donate to MANNA! We know that hunger is a daily worry for tens of thousands of people across our region, and something as simple as a holiday turkey can truly give the gift of happiness and hope to people living through the daily experience of food insecurity.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual Holiday Book Drive
Nov 15 all-day
Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Asheville Mall

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual Holiday Book Drive begins on November 1st.
We’re excited to once again work alongside Capstone Health and Barnes & Noble (Tunnel Rd.) this holiday season to place as many books as possible into the hands of local students.
For more information on this year’s Holiday Book Drive and how you can help, click the button below.
And don’t forget, to end the drive on a high note, we’ll once again host a Book Wrapping Party for supporters wishing to spread some holiday cheer. We’ll gather at Highland Brewing on December 11th, from 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. to organize and wrap all the books collected during the drive.

Shop at Barnes & Noble Asheville and Support Students in Buncombe County

Starting November 1st and running through December 31st, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Asheville Mall is hosting a book drive so customers can easily donate books to local middle school youth. It’s such a simple and needed way to support local students. You can simply purchase the books while doing your holiday shopping, leave them with your cashier at check-out, then we will collect the books at the end of the month and distribute them to commmunity partners and students throughout Asheville and Buncombe County.

You can also drop off new, unwrapped books at our office located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in Asheville. If you do, please drop them off by December 10 so we can wrap them up for distribution.

“Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man”
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

Sandburg Clothing on Exhibit

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

Justice Matters Tour Pisgah Legal
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Pisgah Legal Services
Join us to find out more about how you can join Pisgah Legal Services in standing for justice in Western North Carolina. This interactive tour delves into how we address issues of domestic violence, housing, immigration, access to healthcare, and community economic development.
Live Glassblowing Demos
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event

Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour

Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour

Sit back if you dare as we illuminate Asheville’s darkest history with astonishing stories of spirits & spies, ghosts & goblins, hauntings & hoodlums and mountain-made murder & mayhem.

Hear stories of . . .

The legendary PINK LADY at the Grove Park Inn
The GHOST of Church Street
The 1936 UNSOLVED MURDER that shook Asheville
The CHILD SPIRITS at the haunted hospital
The architect walled into his own church!
The KILLING SPREE of 1906
NAZI AGENTS based in Asheville
ARSON at hospital that claimed Zelda Fitzgerald

Tour Duration: Approximately 75 minutes

Departure Point: Pack’s Tavern 20 South Spruce Street in Downtown Asheville

Parking: Free first-come-first served parking is available after 5PM at a City of Asheville parking lot located 1/2 block south of Pack’s Tavern on Marjorie Street.  Paid parking is available approximately 1 block north of Pack’s Tavern at  164 College Street.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!  “Walk-ups” without reservations will be accommodated on a space available basis.

We Hope you’ll be possessed to join us!

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Craft Innovation Hub will open to the public
Nov 16 all-day
North End Downtown

In 2017, Center for Craft, recognizing the greater potential of the block, commissioned the Broadway Cultural Gateway planning project as part of its property development initiative at 67 Broadway, which includes the Center’s National Craft Innovation Hub. Currently under renovation, the Craft Innovation Hub will open to the public on November 16 and welcome visitors back into the Center’s historic 1912 building with 7,000 additional square feet of program space, two galleries, a co-working space for the creative sector, state-of-the-art lecture, workshop, and event spaces, and one-of-a-kind maker installations. The Center’s newly renovated building will anchor Asheville’s downtown cultural district on its northern end and provide new opportunities for visitors and locals alike to explore – and engage with – the past, present, and future of the city.

Foster Parent Training Classes Announced for 2020
Nov 16 all-day
with in Buncombe County

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You might have heard about the need to recruit more foster parents in Buncombe County. “We currently have 300 kids in foster care in Buncombe County,” says Heather Hill-Pavone, Buncombe County Licensing Social Worker. “Only some of those kids get to stay in Buncombe County as we only have 100 licensed foster homes with BCHHS.” We need your help to let people in our community know about the upcoming Foster Parent Training Classes happening in 2020!

These courses begin the licensure process for becoming a foster parent. They are offered quarterly, for anyone in Buncombe County, who is interested in becoming a foster parent. While the next round of Foster Parent Training Classes starts on September 11, the classes for 2020 are NOW on the calendar! You can sign up by clicking this link.

2020 Schedule: 

  • Winter Classes: Jan 16, 2020 through Feb 20, 2020 (Thursdays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
  • Spring Classes: March 25, 2020 through April 29, 2020 (Wednesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden, NC
  • Summer Classes: June 2, 2020 through July 7, 2020 (Tuesdays) at Biltmore Church in Arden
  • Fall Classes: September 14, 2020 through October 19, 2020 (Mondays) at Buncombe County Health and Human Services in Downtown Asheville
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual Holiday Book Drive
Nov 16 all-day
Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Asheville Mall

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual Holiday Book Drive begins on November 1st.
We’re excited to once again work alongside Capstone Health and Barnes & Noble (Tunnel Rd.) this holiday season to place as many books as possible into the hands of local students.
For more information on this year’s Holiday Book Drive and how you can help, click the button below.
And don’t forget, to end the drive on a high note, we’ll once again host a Book Wrapping Party for supporters wishing to spread some holiday cheer. We’ll gather at Highland Brewing on December 11th, from 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. to organize and wrap all the books collected during the drive.

Shop at Barnes & Noble Asheville and Support Students in Buncombe County

Starting November 1st and running through December 31st, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Asheville Mall is hosting a book drive so customers can easily donate books to local middle school youth. It’s such a simple and needed way to support local students. You can simply purchase the books while doing your holiday shopping, leave them with your cashier at check-out, then we will collect the books at the end of the month and distribute them to commmunity partners and students throughout Asheville and Buncombe County.

You can also drop off new, unwrapped books at our office located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in Asheville. If you do, please drop them off by December 10 so we can wrap them up for distribution.

“Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man”
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

Sandburg Clothing on Exhibit

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

Live Glassblowing Demos
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event