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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2024 Fairy Door Sponsor
Jun 12 – Aug 31 all-day
Bullington Gardens

Last year, our fairy gardens attracted almost 9,000 visitors between June and August 2023. We see this as an opportunity to highlight Bullington’s circle of contributors through the sponsorship of a fairy door. The handcrafted doors will have the sponsor’s name, will be opened by guests to reveal a hidden message, and will be given to the sponsors when they are taken down after the summer.

Here are just a few statistics about the 2023 Fairy trail and sponsors from last year:

  • Visitors – Local visitors (from a 50-mile radius) numbered 2,647. Total visitors: over 8,700 from 18 countries, 41 different states, and D.C., 138 cities in N.C., 52 cities in S.C.

  • Appeared on WLOS and over 15 print publications.

  • Appeared in over a hundred social media posts (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)

  • Acknowledgement of sponsors were printed on 1350 of the Woodland Gazettes that were given out to children as they visited.

  • Sponsors were highlighted in our Friends of Bullington newsletter.

The dates of the fairy garden will run from June 1, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Please consider being one of our ‘Sponsors with Heart’ by purchasing a fairy door. We need to hear from you no later than April 15, 2024, so we can customize your door and message in time for the grand opening of our Fairy Gardens kickoff.

Fairy Door Sponsor Information:

Thank you for supporting Bullington Gardens, and sharing our passion for providing WNC with magical public gardens aimed to connect to the natural world and provide science-based education.

Dates: June 1- August 31, 2024

Location: Bullington Gardens Fairy Trail, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sponsor Benefits $350

  • Business or name listed on a medium (approx.) 12” fairy house doors. (You can help our artist to design if ordered early enough)

  • Recognition of sponsorship in Bullington Board newsletter.

  • Acknowledgment on the Bullington Gardens social media pages.

  • Sponsor logo and link on the Bullington Gardens website for 90 days

  • Donation is tax-deductible.

Invoices and tax-deductible receipts will be sent from Bullington Gardens, Inc. Please send payment and the form below by April 15, 2024. For any questions, please contact Annie Higgins at [email protected] or call (828) 698-6104

Sponsor a door here.

Adventure Begins At Your Library Summer Learning Program
Jun 12 – Aug 31 all-day
Black Mountain Library

You don’t have to travel far to fill your summer break with adventure and discovery! Adventure Begins at your Library is this year’s Summer Learning theme and our 12 libraries are sure to deliver memorable experiences for the whole family. Whether you’re hoping to get lost in a story set on a tropical island, or get your hands messy with backyard nature activities, there’s tons to explore at your local public library.

The 2024 Summer Learning Program runs June 1 to August 31 and is open to everyone ages birth through 18 years old. To participate in the program, visit any library after June 1 to pick up an activity sheet for kids or teens. Complete ten activities and return your sheet to get a free book!

Events in Black Mountain:
June 12, 2 p.m.: Balloon Art
June 20, 2 p.m.: Story Art
June 25, 6 p.m.: Black Light Fort Building Night
June 26, 2 p.m.: Baby Jar Butter Making and Stories

ASAP: How Does Western North Carolina Shop for Food SURVEY
Jun 12 all-day
online

ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) has released a survey to learn more about how people in Western North Carolina shop for food and why they choose the food they do. The survey, part of a three-year project by ASAP’s Local Food Research Center, is for any resident of Western North Carolina over the age of 18, no matter where or how they shop for food. It can be completed online at surveymonkey.com/r/WNCFoodASAP or over the phone by calling ASAP at 828-236-1282. It should take approximately 8 to 12 minutes to complete and will be open through Oct. 31, 2024. Respondents are encouraged to share the survey widely with families, friends, and co-workers.

 

“By completing this survey, you are helping local farmers understand and connect with consumers,” said Amy Marion, ASAP Associate Director and lead researcher. “The challenges of our food system are constantly evolving. Improving it requires active participation from all community members. With this research we can better understand consumer values and the barriers they face, and help farmers and food producers improve communications with their customers and their communities.”

 

The survey is part of a three-year research project, “Connections in Direct Markets: Assessing the feedback loop between consumer values and farmers’ marketing strategies,” which will examine and improve communication and alignment between farmers and consumers in Western North Carolina. The research phase will also employ consumer focus groups, farmer interviews and case studies, and more targeted surveying. The broad consumer survey provides an update to the last consumer survey conducted by the Local Food Research Center in 2014. Results from the current research project will be shared in 2025.

 

ASAP founded the Local Food Research Center in 2011 to study the economic, environmental, and social impacts of localizing food systems. From its inception, ASAP’s programs and services have been grounded in research and evaluation, adjusting based on a strong feedback loop and observation of current conditions in the food system.

 

This project is supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2022-38640-37488 through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number LS23-382. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Carl Sandburg Home Volunteer Opportunity: Goat Barn Attendant
Jun 12 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home Historic Site
Goat Barn Attendant: Are you interested in helping our park rangers care for the dairy goats at Connemara Farms? These goats require daily care, including feeding, grooming, and cleaning of their stalls. We also share the story of the Sandburg family and their special herd with thousands of visitors each year.
Anyone 18 and older who has 4 hours a week to dedicate to the park is encouraged to apply for this volunteer opportunity. Applications can be found here (https://forms.office.com/g/LzQweWBSma) Attending a virtual orientation, short phone interview, and in-person training are required. Dates for these events will be sent to qualified applicants.
Carl Sandburg Home Volunteer Opportunity: House Tour Guide
Jun 12 all-day
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
House Tour Guide: Join the park staff in sharing the story of the poet, biographer, journalist, children’s author, and song collector Carl Sandburg. Volunteers provide house tours to the visiting public, assist in special events, and if desired assist with education visits. We provide hands-on experience, training and a sense of satisfaction in sharing our National Park Service treasure.  We supply a uniform shirt and nametag, as well as information and training materials.  In addition, volunteers engage in annual field trips, training sessions, and an annual award banquet. Attending a virtual orientation, short phone interview, and in-person training are required. Dates for these events will be sent to qualified applicants.  Applications can be found here: Sandburg Volunteer Inquiry.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 828-242-1566 or [email protected].
Digital: ASAP’s 2024–25 Local Food Guide
Jun 12 all-day
online w/ ASAP

ASAP’s Local Food Guide, the annual free publication for finding local food and farms, is updated for the 2024–25 season. This definitive resource lists hundreds of Appalachian GrownTM certified farms, farmers markets, restaurants, groceries, artisan producers, and more throughout Western North Carolina and surrounding counties in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. A digital version of the print Guide may be viewed at asapconnections.org/guide.

 

In addition to listing content, the 2024–25 edition features stories that highlight the variety of farming across the region. Delia Jovel Dubón of Tierra Fértil Coop (pictured on the cover) talks about creating a sense of belonging for the Hispanic immigrant community in Henderson County. Lyric and Noah East of Wild East Farm in McDowell County detail the journey through their first full year of farming and how they’ve arrived at “a rough draft that’s working.” Kaci Nidiffer of The Liar’s Table in Avery County shares how scaling up and opening several retail spaces have created stronger connections with customers and community. Rounding out the issue are recipes from farmers at Two Trees Farm (Sustainabillies), Lee’s One Fortune Farm, Two Stones Farm + Mill, Carringer Farms, and Terra Lingua Growers.

 

“The Local Food Guide is such a beautiful way to share the stories of this place,” said Sarah Hart, ASAP’s Communications and Engagement Director. “To emphasize that sense of place, listings in this year’s Guide are organized into nine subregions with a short intro on what makes local farms in each area unique.”

 

Look for the Guide at farmers markets, visitors centers, libraries, groceries, restaurants, and other partner businesses throughout the region. Copies of the Guide are also available to pick up in the lobby of ASAP’s office in Asheville at 306 W. Haywood St., Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact ASAP if you need help locating a copy in your area or if you are interested in distributing Guides at your business.

 

In addition to the print Guide, ASAP maintains the online Local Food Guide at appalachiangrown.org. This database, with more than 1,400 listings, is updated throughout the year and is searchable by products, location, activities, and more.

 

Funding for the Local Food Guide was made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Agricultural Marketing Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program, Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Support was also provided by Dogwood Health Trust, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and Asheville Regional Airport.

DIY River + Road Cleanups
Jun 12 all-day
Asheville Area

Whenever you want!

 

Supplies available at

2 Sulphur Springs Road

If you need to request supplies for the same or next day, please call 828-254-1776.

Organizing a litter cleanup with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or other community members is easier than you may think! Asheville GreenWorks provides cleanup supplies and safety information, and will coordinate trash pick up as needed. Available supplies include safety vests, gloves, trash grabbers, trash bags, and SHARPs containers (upon request).

Review the attached guides for instructions and safety information.

Need to know

Please review the attached documents and contact [email protected] with any questions. Your supplies will be available for pickup on the date you’ve requested at Asheville GreenWorks’ office at 2 Sulphur Springs Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

All cleanups should be reported using the online form and supplies should be returned after your cleanup.

Grant Center Swimming Pool
Jun 12 all-day
Grant Center Pool

Swimming Pools

Asheville Parks & Recreation’s public pools provide safe and affordable outdoor summer fun for all ages. For info about pool schedules, please call 828-348-4770 or visit ashevillecitypools.com.

Malvern Hills Park’s 90 year-old outdoor pool will not open this summer. While we were able to keep the facility operational through last summer, the pool can no longer be repaired to safely meet the needs of our community. For more, read this article.

Admission

  • Individual – $3 per session
  • Individual Season Pass – $100
  • Family Season Pass – $150 (up to four individuals)

Locations

Events

  • Asheville Parks & Recreation hosts hundreds of free and low-cost activities, programs, and events each month. Check out the latest program guide.
  • Pools will open Saturday, May 25!

    Dates of Operation:
    Grant Center Pool: Saturday, May 25th through Sunday, August 11th
    Recreation Park Pool: Saturday, May 25th through Monday, September 2nd, weekends only from
    August 12th through September 2nd

    Pools open weekends only until June 10th, with the exception of Monday, May 27!

    Hours of Operation June 10 through August 11:
    Monday through Friday – 12:00pm-6:00pm
    Saturday – 11:00am-6:00pm
    Sunday – 1:00pm-6:00pm

    Cost is $3 per person per day

Recreation Park Swimming Pool
Jun 12 all-day
Recreation Park

Swimming Pools

Asheville Parks & Recreation’s public pools provide safe and affordable outdoor summer fun for all ages. For info about pool schedules, please call 828-348-4770 or visit ashevillecitypools.com.

Malvern Hills Park’s 90 year-old outdoor pool will not open this summer. While we were able to keep the facility operational through last summer, the pool can no longer be repaired to safely meet the needs of our community. For more, read this article.

Admission

  • Individual – $3 per session
  • Individual Season Pass – $100
  • Family Season Pass – $150 (up to four individuals)

Locations

Events

  • Asheville Parks & Recreation hosts hundreds of free and low-cost activities, programs, and events each month. Check out the latest program guide.
  • Pools will open Saturday, May 25!

    Dates of Operation:
    Grant Center Pool: Saturday, May 25th through Sunday, August 11th
    Recreation Park Pool: Saturday, May 25th through Monday, September 2nd, weekends only from
    August 12th through September 2nd

    Pools open weekends only until June 10th, with the exception of Monday, May 27!

    Hours of Operation June 10 through August 11:
    Monday through Friday – 12:00pm-6:00pm
    Saturday – 11:00am-6:00pm
    Sunday – 1:00pm-6:00pm

    Cost is $3 per person per day

WNC Minority-Owned Businesses + Nonprofits: Community Voting Is Open for Kudzu’s $10K Brand Giveaway
Jun 12 all-day
online

Kudzu Brands is excited to announce the finalists for our 2024 $10K Brand Giveaway. They include Appalachian Wildlife RefugeKatherine Alexander Fine JewelrySilver Moon Custom Art & PhotographyStecoah Valley Cultural Arts CenterWestern Carolina Medical Society, and WNC GEMS. Asheville’s top branding agency for growing businesses encourages community members to vote once daily for their favorite minority-owned business or non-profit organization from now until 11:59 pm on Friday, June 14.

 

Finalists must use their social media platforms to garner votes from the public. The WNC minority-owned business or non-profit organization with the most votes by June 14th will win a full branding package, including brand story development, logo design, and marketing collateral creation. 

The contest timeline, rules, details, and updates are on Kudzu’s websiteInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn. The link to vote can be found on the agency’s website and all social platforms.

Kudzu Brands has extensive experience helping businesses and non-profit organizations grow into memorable, profitable, and sustainable brands. Our full suite of brand and marketing services uses a proven and effective process that makes supporting you easy and impactful.

Summer Splash Water Days
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Pack Square Park

Splasheville

Splasheville is located in Pack Square Park on 80 Court Plaza. The free splash pad’s regular daily hours are 9.m-8:30pm, but may close for special events or during inclement weather. Check the calendar for scheduled closures.

54th Annual Brevard AAUW Book Sale
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Boshamer Gymnasium at Brevard College

The Brevard Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring its 54th Annual Book Sale. Net proceeds support local STEM and educational scholarships for girls (5th-12th grades) and women at Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College.

-30,000 well organized books in all genres, plus puzzles, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, vinyl.
-Ample parking, free admission, dealers welcome.
-Prices range from 25 cents and up.
-Assistance provided to load books into cars.
-Cash, Checks with ID, or Cards accepted.

Saturday, June 8 (10am – 7pm)
Sunday, June 9 (noon– 7pm)
Monday, June 10 (10am – 7pm)
Tuesday, June 11 (10am – 7pm)- Half price day
Wednesday, June 12 (10am – 3pm)- Fill a box for $5 day
*Wednesday, June 12 (only 3-5 pm)- Free books for local teachers and Non-Profits

54th Annual Brevard AAUW Book Sale
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boshamer Gymnasium

The Brevard Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring its 54th Annual Book Sale. Net proceeds support local STEM and educational scholarships for girls (5th-12th grades) and women at Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College.

Saturday, June 8 (10am – 7pm)
Sunday, June 9 (noon– 7pm)
Monday, June 10 (10am – 7pm)
Tuesday, June 11 (10am – 7pm)- Half price day
Wednesday, June 12 (10am – 3pm)- Fill a box for $5 day
*Wednesday, June 12 (only 3-5 pm)- Free books for local teachers and Non-Profits

-30,000 well organized books in all genres, plus puzzles, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, vinyl.
-Ample parking, free admission, dealers welcome.
-Prices range from 25 cents and up.
-Assistance provided to load books into cars.
-Cash, Checks with ID, or Cards accepted.

2024 NC Recycling Day at the Capitol
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Raleigh NC

Register now for NC Recycling Day at the Capitol!  We must educate our lawmakers about the positive impact of recycling and waste reduction in North Carolina, and how they can support our industry in new and better ways.  Recyclers will meet at NC DEQ Headquarters briefly before heading over together to the NC General Assembly portico, where we will enjoy a sweet cold treat and meeting our lawmakers as they head into their sessions and offices.  Participants are also encouraged to schedule appointments with their legislators in their offices during the event. Please register for this event ahead of time; there is a cap on the number of participants.

Sponsorships:

  • Sponsorships are available, please reach out to directly to [email protected] or directly to Mary at 336-972-3565

Preparation:

  • A preparatory Webinar will be held on Thursday June 6th at 1:00-1:30pm; registrants will receive webinar information via email.

Tentative Agenda for June 12, 2024:

1:00pm – Meet at the DEQ Conference Room

NC DEQ Headquarters 217 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603  Directions: 

  • Intros around the room
  • Distribute materials
  • Questions?

1:45pm – Walk to Legislature for Ice Cream Social 

2-3:30pm- Ice Cream Social & Meet with Legislators

16 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601

  • This is an outdoor event with little shade.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, or other things to keep you comfortable outdoors in summer heat.
  • Bring a camping chair if desired, and prepare for sun, heat and/or rain.
  • Participants can also visit legislative offices with our information and materials, we encourage you to make appointments with your district’s representatives and senators anytime that day.
  • No stationary signage is allowed, only hand-held signs are permitted
  • You can meet the group at the General Assembly but you still need to register for the event.
  • The portico is located in the rear of the building facing the square
  • Dress is business casual and comfortable for outdoors.

Click Here for Google Maps Directions

Find Your Legislators

Hoppy Waters Wednesday
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Asheville Area

Join AGW and StreamKeepers for a creek cleanup followed by a laid-back beer/drink social! Locations will vary, so please refer to the event description for each gathering.

June 5: 220 Hominy Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA register at Hoppy Waters Wednesday | VOMO

June 12: 89 S Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA register at Hoppy Waters Wednesday | VOMO

Need to know

Please dress to get wet and dirty. Shorts, bathing suits, and other lightweight clothing, water shoes or old sneakers. No heavy clothing, flip flops, or slides. Bring water and sun protection. All other gear and supplies will be provided. Parking will be available at Amboy River Park.

Write Postcards to Get Out the Vote
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TBA

Join us for postcard writing to get out the vote! We are fun people, joining together for all Democrats.

This is an easy way to help elect Democrats! Cards, names, and pens provided. We would gladly accept postcard stamps, but not required.

Who should attend: Precinct 45.1 Dems and any Democrat interested in helping elect more Democrats.

Buncombe County Democratic Party Phone Banking
Jun 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Buncombe County Democratic Party HQ

This year’s election will be won by mobilizing voters who want to preserve our democracy and protect the rights of our citizens. Our phone bankers will be reaching out to likely supporters in your precincts who don’t vote on a regular basis. We will also be making separate calls in your precincts to recruit more volunteers for our efforts.

IF YOU HAVE A LAPTOP, PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING IT TO THE PHONE BANK. If you don’t have one, just be sure you bring your personal email login information (User ID & password) and you can use one of our Chromebooks. If you’ve canvassed or phone banked for Democrats in the past, you likely have an Action ID account, so please be sure to bring that login information as well. Of course, you will also need your cell phone.

Phone banking remains one of the best practices for winning elections and our phone banks are designed to reach those voters who rarely pick up their calls. We’ll leave a message on their voice mail, then also text them the same message. When someone does pick up their call, you’ll possibly have a lively conversation because we are targeting supporters!

Reflecting on Equality: New Photo Exhibit to Honor 10 Years of Same-Sex Marriage in Buncombe County
Jun 12 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Buncombe County’s Register of Deeds office

An upcoming exhibit provides a local vignette of national history in the making. Ten years ago, a federal lawsuit in Buncombe County ended a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina. Buncombe County’s Register of Deeds office is commemorating the occasion with a photography display honoring couples who protested for their equal protections under the law. “Leading up to that ruling, I’d had the awful duty of upholding the state’s bigoted law, knowing it was immoral and unjust,” recalls Register of Deed Drew Reisinger. However, as soon as news of the ruling was announced, Drew kept his office open late for the crowd of people that had gathered in the lobby. “We quickly earned the reputation as a welcoming, friendly place where same-sex couples could obtain their marriage license. The love and joy evident in that lobby was one of the most beautiful scenes no one in that room will ever forget.”

During this momentous occasion, photographer Max Cooper had been covering protests and his amazing photography documents the emotional moment when the law changed. You can view this exhibit will be on display in the hallway of the Register of Deeds office through the end of 2024. There will be a public reception for the exhibit’s opening on Wednesday, June 12 at 5:15 p.m. at the Register of Deeds’ office (205 College St., Asheville).

Q&A with Drew and Max
The Register of Deeds holds an elected office, and the views expressed in this are Q&A personal. 

We asked Drew and Max a few questions about their experience witnessing this historical event.

Looking back, what was your reaction to the end of the same-sex marriage ban 10 years ago? How did people looking for same-sex marriage certificates react? 
Drew Reisinger: Leading up to that ruling, I’d had the awful duty of upholding the state’s bigoted law, knowing it was immoral and unjust. A little after 5 p.m. on Friday, October 10, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara was telling the large crowd who had gathered that day that there would likely not be a ruling until the following week. I had the distinct pleasure of interrupting my friend to announce to the crowd that Judge Cogburn had made a ruling and the whole lobby erupted into tears of joy that so many in that room had waited a lifetime to shed. We kept the office open late that night and quickly earned the reputation as a welcoming, friendly place where same sex couples could obtain their marriage license. The love and joy evident in that lobby was one of the most beautiful scenes no one in that room will ever forget.

Why is hosting this exhibit important for you and the public? 
Max Cooper: The 10th anniversary of this event is a time to remember that this landmark decision happened in downtown Asheville, in Buncombe County offices. A federal judge in Asheville made the ruling. The plaintiffs in the case were based in a church next door to the Register of Deeds’ office and went on to be couples and officiants in history-making weddings performed on that office’s steps.

In the 10 years since this happened, what do you see that has changed and what still needs to change?  
Max Cooper: As a wedding photographer, I’m glad to say that Asheville’s wedding scene was quick to embrace marriage equality, and an inclusive and affirming attitude is universal among the venues and vendors with whom I work. Unfortunately, this is not the case in society at-large. Many of the proponents of Amendment One still hold office and political influence. One of our major political parties is running an openly bigoted candidate for North Carolina governor. These attitudes in public office are unacceptable after the courts have repeatedly affirmed marriage equality.

Would you like to say anything else about this exhibit?
Drew Reisinger: We are excited to host Max Cooper’s beautiful documentary photographs that captured the tension leading up to the law being overturned as well as the historic moments when the law was struck down. In celebration of Pride Month, we welcome all residents to come visit the gallery at 205 College St.

INDEPENDENT MONITOR: Buncombe County Community meeting HCA Healthcare’s compliance
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ferguson Auditorium at A-B Tech

Dogwood Health Trust and Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (Affiliated Monitors) announce the schedule for six independent monitor community meetings to be held in June. The
newly selected Independent Monitor (IM) is responsible for overseeing HCA Healthcare’s compliance with its commitments set forth in the purchase agreement for Mission Health
System.

The upcoming community meetings are part of the expanded scope of work for the IM, with increased community engagement and education. The updated Independent Monitor
website and registration information will be available on June 3.

During the community meetings, Affiliated Monitors will introduce their team to the community,
review HCA’s remaining commitments under the APA, provide an overview of how independent
monitoring works within the constraints of the established APA, and update the communities
about the steps Affiliated Monitors has taken to date. In addition, the public meetings will
provide attendees an opportunity to share information with the new IM and ask questions about
the process. Concerns which fall outside of the role of the IM will be referred by Affiliated
Monitors to an appropriate party.

In addition, individuals can attend any of the Community Meetings virtually.  To attend a Community Meeting virtually, you must register using the link associated with the specific meeting below that you would like to attend virtually.

The format for each meeting is designed to both educate community members on the monitoring
process and to gather input pertaining to each HCA facility within their community. As room
capacities will be limited; Affiliated Monitors has requested that attendees pre-register for their
selected location beginning June 3, using the updated Independent Monitor website. Details
about virtual viewing options will also be made available at that time to those who are unable to
attend.
Attendees, and those who are unable to attend, will be able to submit questions in advance via
the website, beginning June 3. Answers will be grouped by topic and prioritized based on

All meetings begin at 5:30p.m. and doors will open 30 minutes before the scheduled meeting.

Locations, dates, and times of the public meetings are listed below:

McDowell County Meeting (Mission Hospital McDowell)
Monday, June 10 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Marion Community Building, 191 N Main St, Marion, NC

Mitchell/Yancey Counties Meeting (Blue Ridge Regional Hospital)
Tuesday, June 11 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)Cross Street Commerce Center, 31 Cross St #215, Spruce Pine, NC

Buncombe County Meeting (Mission Hospital)
Wednesday, June 12 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Ferguson Auditorium at A-B Tech, Fernihurst Dr, Asheville, NC

Transylvania County Meeting (Transylvania Regional Hospital)
Monday, June 17 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Transylvania County Library, 212 Gaston St. Brevard, NC

Highlands/Cashiers Meeting (Highlands-Cashiers Hospital)
Tuesday, June 18 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Final location coming soon.

Macon County Meeting (Angel Medical Center)
Thursday, June 20 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Robert C. Carpenter Room, Macon County Community Facilities Building
1288 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC

Affiliated Monitors, Inc. is a Boston-based company with 20 years of independent monitoring
experience in healthcare, with an emphasis in health care regulation, consumer protection, antitrust, and fraud and abuse.

The independent monitor was selected in April 2024 by Dogwood Health Trust to monitor HCA Healthcare, Inc.’s remaining obligations under the Asset Purchase
Agreement.

Dogwood Health Trust is a private foundation based in Asheville, North Carolina with the sole
purpose of dramatically improving the health and wellbeing of all people and communities of 18
counties and the Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina. Dogwood Health Trust focuses on
innovative and equitable ways to address the many factors that contribute to overall health and
wellbeing, with a focus on housing, education, economic opportunity, and health and wellness.
Dogwood Health Trust works to create a Western North Carolina where every generation can
live, learn, earn and thrive, with dignity and opportunity for all, no exceptions. To learn more,
please visit www.dht.org.

Map Your Election Year: July – November
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Buncombe County Democratic Party HQ

Election Day is getting close and the pace of Get Out The Vote is ramping up. Let’s get prepared now and create a well-organized plan of action. Don’t wait until September. Start now to plan, design, and map the next 4 months.

Led by professional trainer Barrie Barton, this “facilitated work-session” leads you through Map Your Year, a step-by-step approach to plan months ahead. To receive the greatest benefit from this 1.5-hr. workshop, we encourage county leadership teams or the 3 precinct officers and key volunteers from your precinct to attend. By the end of this facilitated work session, your team will leave with goals, strategies and actions to make 2024 a successful year.