12/01/14 DINNER WITH PROGRESSIVES
An evening with Susan Fisher, our NC House Representative! Green Sage has winter hours so we will gather for dinner at 5:30 PM and at 6 PM, Susan will join us (after attending her first meeting) until 7 PM. We hope to see you! Please RSVP so we can give our friends at Green Sage a head count, thanks! Email Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Location is Green Sage, Westgate Parkway- next to Earth Fare.
12/02/14 WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
Dorina Bekoe, a senior research associate in the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention in Washington DC will overview Peacekeeping in Africa. Meetings are scheduled for 7:30 PM in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room. For more details about programs, consult the WAC website.
12/02/14 ASHEVILLE TRANSIT COMMITTEE MEETING
Time is 3:30 to 5 PM and location is the First Floor Conference room at City Hall.
12/02/14 FERGUSON RESPONSE - CONVERSATION AT UNCA
In light of the St. Louis' grand jury's decision (no indictment against Ferguson officer Darren Wilson) there will be a day of reflective conversation for students to participate. The purpose of this conversation is to provide our students with a safe space where they could discuss their reactions to the decision. Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Lyndi Hewitt (Assistant Professor of Sociology), Deborah Miles (Director, Center for Diversity Education), and Dr. Dahlia Hylton (Director, Intercultural Center). All conversations will be held in the Intercultural Center (Highsmith Student Union, Room 114) - larger rooms have been reserved should we need to accommodate more space. Please share with any of your peers who may be interesting in attending. Time is noon to 2 PM. For more info, please feel free to contact Dr. Dahlia Hylton, the Director of the UNC Asheville Intercultural Center, at email@example.com.
12/03/14 SIERRA CLUB MEETING
All are warmly invited to WENOCA Sierra Club Group’s 5th Annual Holiday Party and Recognition Awards at 7 PM on December 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl, (corner of Charlotte & Edwin) in Asheville. Last year about 60 folks ate, drank, and were merry. Recognition awards were presented to community leaders. Please bring a potluck dish to share and a book to swap, as well as laughter and good cheer! Time is 7 PM. Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-683-2176 for more information.
12/04/14 ASHEVILLE BEYOND COAL EVENT
On Dec 4th, join us for the first-ever "New Mountain Climate Bash" - a local music loves our planet shindig at New Mountain Asheville at 38 N. French Broad Avenue in Asheville. This bash celebrates both local music and Asheville Beyond Coal's efforts to move beyond coal, fight climate disruption, and stop the poisoning of our rivers from toxic coal ash. Cheers to local music, epic shindigs, kind venues, and great causes joining together to create a better world and protect our beloved mountains! Tix are $8 beforehand, $10 at the door ($5 student tickets with ID at the door). All proceeds go to benefit Asheville Beyond Coal's efforts to protect our mountains and planet. Doors open at 7 PM. Beer specials and food trucks available.
12/04/14 JUST ECONOMICS ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Every year JE takes time to celebrate the work we have done toward a more just and sustainable local economy as an organization and a community over the past year. Help us celebrate 2014 and look forward to what's to come in 2015. For the past several years, the event features a unique (amateur) performance illustrating themes in our work. This year's performance will be 'Putting the Pieces Together' and will take place sometime between 7-8 PM. The event is FREE and all our welcome. We greatly appreciate donations and will also have a raffle, so we hope that you will support our work if you can. The event will also include food, beer, music, and celebration! Join us. Time is 6 to 9 PM and location is Jubilee Community Church. This is a Facebook event.
12/06/14 FACEBOOK FOR ACTIVISTS
Join other Transitioners for a three-hour training under the leadership of Rebekah Whilden, local social media guru, to learn and update skills in this most popular means of spreading the word about events and activities. Cost: $15. Registration requested. Time is 1 to 4 PM and location is First Congregational UCC Church in Asheville. Reply to email@example.com.
12/08/14 MOVE TO AMEND BUNCOMBE COUNTY MEETING
The next MABCO meeting is Monday, December 8, at 7 PM at the North Asheville Library on Merrimon Avenue. The focus of this planning meeting will be setting MABCO goals for 2015. Call Ruth at 232-2883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
12/08/14 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE SOCIAL
TA Social: “Tim Ormond and a New Paradigm for Human-Stormwater Ecosystems!” Transition Asheville is presenting a talk by Tim Ormond,of HydroCycle Engineering, who has transformed the landscape and parking lot of Mars Hill's Town Hall from an ordinary "storm-water--run-off-into-the-sewer-system" situation, into a veritable Garden of Eden! Come hear how he did it, and why he is advocating for a new paradigm for human-stormwater ecosystems. Monday, Dec. 8th, at the Parish Hall of St. Mary's Church, 337 Charlotte St., Asheville, 6:30 to 8 PM. Free, and delicious refreshments served! For more information visit Transition Asheville website.
12/09/14 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING
Time is 6:30 PM and location is VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street in Asheville.
12/10/14 AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LAB SESSION AT AB TECH
Unsure about how to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Come to the Balsam computer lab and sign-up in person. Certified Navigators will be available to answer any questions that come up and can even walk you through each step of enrollment. Location is Balsam 214. Time is 11 AM.
12/10/14 WESTERN CAROLINIANS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
This meeting will be at 9:30 AM at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church in Black Mountain.
12/10/14 HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
12/10/13 GREEN DRINKS
The United Nations Association Western NC Chapter will be presenting in celebration of Human Rights Day 2014. Details to come! Come early for community connections and green drink specials! Socializing from 5:30, presentation at 6 PM. Location is the Green Sage in downtown Asheville.
12/11/13 UPCYCLE YOUR HOLIDAY FROM TRANSITION ASHEVILLE
Where: Meet at Buncombe County Landfill, continue to Curbside Management Recycling, and finish at Common Ground Upcycle Emporium and Resource Center. What to Expect: Get a visual of the amount of waste we create as a community, rethink purchasing new materials, and get creatively inspired to upcycle. Wear: Warm clothing. We will spend a significant amount of time outside. Bring: Snacks, water. Homemade granola bars will be provided. Free and open to all ages. Registration required. Contact: Rachel Stevens (828) 258-8737 ext. 215 or email email@example.com for more information including how to register. Time is 10 AM to 1 PM.
12/11/14 OVERVIEW OF STATE BUDGET AND TOOLS TO MAKE AN IMPACT
Give Me 5! Join Us at "Building a Stronger North Carolina – A Call to Action” Thursday, December 11th, 8:30 to 11:00 AM at the AB Tech Enka campus. Hear an overview of the North Carolina State Budget, Economic Forecast, Issues Affecting Your Community and Add Your Voice. UNITED WAY and the NC Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center, are teaming up to share the story of the economy and the NC state budget. Throughout this session, you will have the opportunity to respond and voice your concerns. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect: information on North Carolina’s economic recovery and how families are faring; overview of the state budget decisions and how the state is addressing the areas of education, income and health; regional and local data on the economy and impacts of policy decisions; tools to make an impact on the issues you care most about. This event is brought to you by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, the League of Women Voters, Women for Women, and Children First/Communities in Schools in conjunction with United Way of North Carolina and the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center. For more information and instructions on how to register, call 828-255-0696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/12/14 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE
If you attended our Poverty Forum, then you saw the trailer for a terrific HBO documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert” which illustrates the struggles of the working poor in America. This film will be the featured presentation for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville's Social Justice Movie Night. This event is free, but donations will be accepted to cover screening costs. We hope to see you there! Time is 7 PM and location is the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville at 1 Edwin Place, Asheville.
12/13/14 CHANGE THE COURSE: PEOPLE POWERED STATEGIES FOR A STABLE CLIMATE
Did you miss the Change the Course training put on by the Rainforest Action Network in October? AND can’t make the workshop on 11/23? Transition Asheville is keeping the momentum from our Back-Casting Event and the RAN workshop moving forward for local change. What kind of a future would you like to see? Would you like to help make that desirable future come to pass by thinking about what we could do–here and now–to make it happen? The workshop is based on the RAN Climate Summits being conducted across the country to involve citizens in their own communities to see what changes can be made close to home, on the community and neighborhood levels, particularly for a Day of Action, hopefully in late January. We hope to lend support to the RAN Day of Action, identify people who want to host additional presentations, and move forward on actions for local change. Join us for an afternoon to create and share a vision and strategies to help stabilize the climate! The more people who take part in these workshops, the more ideas, energy and creativity can be brought to bear on the challenges! Time is 1 to 6 PM and location is Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville campus. Go to Transition Asheville website for more information.
12/13/14 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THE SLAM AGAINST HUNGER
Join us for the most thought provoking youth poetry slam of the year as poets ages 12-21 give voice to the issue of hunger in our community. Francine Delany School and Asheville Youth Mission are partnering with us on this benefit for MANNA FOOD BANK. Adults $15, Students and Teachers $10. Please bring food donations. Location is Rainbow Community Auditorium at 60 State Street in west Asheville. Time is 7 PM to 10 PM. This is a Facebook event, and there is a link on the Facebook page to Eventbrite.
12/13/14 HELP THE HEMLOCKS FROM TRANSITION ASHEVILLE
Be Part of a Major Hemlock Restoration Effort! When: 9 AM -1PM or 1PM - 5 PM. Carpool from Asheville: Morning Session meet at 9 AM at the Southern Research Station (200 W.T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28804). Afternoon Session TBD. What to Expect: We will be planting 18-24′ hemlock saplings with the Forest Service Southern Research Station from 10 AM to 4 PM at DuPont State Forest. You have the chance to choose if you would like to plant in the morning or afternoon. We’ll switch over at lunch. No tree planting experience necessary! Wear: Hiking boots & dress in layers. Winter seems to have already arrived! Bring: Lunch, two liters of water, and shovel & work gloves if you have them. Registration required. Contact: Alexandra Guest (828) 258-8737 ext. 206 or email at email@example.com for more information including how to register.
12/17/14 #OPFEED THE HOMELESS
Band together to feed and clothe the homeless --- jackets, socks, gloves, blankets and anything of warmth, Feeding the Homeless, Asheville NC on December 17. Time, locations, and details can be mutually agreed upon as a group. Governments frighten us into thinking we need them, but we are moving past the Statist paradigm and rendering them obsolete. There is nothing that the State does that either needs to be done or cannot be done better within the matrix of voluntary action and exchange. This is a Facebook event.
12/17/14 GREEN DRINKS
A panel discussion by Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Mountain Housing Opportunities exploring issues of affordable housing and initiatives to make it healthier, greener and more affordable to live in. Both organizations will present their approach to offering affordable housing in our community as well as the organizations path to making their homes green, energy efficient, healthier and more affordable to live in. They will cover successes, challenges, strategies and initiatives within their own organizations. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A. Come early for community connections and green drink specials! Socializing starts at 5:30 PM, presentation is at 6 PM. Location is the Green Sage in downtown Asheville.
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 4:30 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville
Asheville Homeless Network meeting at 1 PM at A-Hope on North Ann Street in Asheville.
Youth Outright Poetry Night at United Church of Christ in Asheville at 5 PM
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the City Hall in Hendersonville
Women in Black have a monthly vigil at 5 PM at Vance Monument in Asheville (first Friday only)
Transylvanians for Peace and WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard
Third Saturdays – Asheville’s Green Grannies invites the public to “sing for the climate” at Vance Monument at 5 PM.
Youth OUTright meeting from 4 to 6 PM at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 20 Oak Street in Asheville. Ages 14 - 23 only.