07/13/15 to 07/25/15 DRONE QUILT PROJECT IN ASHEVILLE
The Drone Quilt Project will be shown at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery at Grove Arcade in Asheville from July 13 to July 25, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Veterans for Peace Chapter 099, WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility and Just Peace for Israel/Palestine will be co-sponsoring this event. The exhibit was created by Leah Bolger, former president of the national Veterans for Peace. Many contributions of drone panels were contributed from around our country. The exhibit movingly communicates the impact of the drone killings upon the loved ones of the victims. Join us as we remember the victims of US drone bombings. Please contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-233-3087 for more information.
07/13/15 COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT USE OF FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will host a series of community meetings for discussions about the use of force by law enforcement. Time is 6 PM. Location is Roberson High School. The meeting will allow people to hear from Sheriff Van Duncan on the training and education that deputies receive regarding use of force, and Duncan will answer questions from community members about the topic. “We want to share with the public the law as well as the policies that we operate under when making use of force decisions,” Duncan said. “Being transparent with the public will hopefully create a shared understanding of law enforcement’s obligations as well as duties in protecting the public.” The question-and-answer portion of the program will be moderated by Lucia Daughtery of the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. This forum is free and open to the public.
07/13/15 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE SOCIAL
Transition Asheville Social: “Is Local Resilient? Scale, Sustainability and Resilience of the U.S. Food Supply” by Laura Lengnick. Most of the activity around sustainable and resilient community redesign has focused at the local scale, including newly emerging climate change adaptation efforts, but is local the foundation of a sustainable and resilient future? Recent research suggests that reorienting development efforts to the regional scale may offer more sustainability and resilience benefits. Time is 6:30 to 8 PM. Location is Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Charlotte Street in Asheville. This is from a Facebook post.
07/13/15 BUS TO VOTER RIGHTS MARCH IN WINSTON-SALEM
Bus tickets available to the Voter Rights Rally in Winston-Salem on Monday, July 13. $25 round trip from Asheville. Leaving at 1 PM and returning about 10 PM. Pick up location TBD. To purchase tickets via Paypal, go to Mountain Moral Monday website and scroll down to "Donate" link. Be sure to let us know how many tickets and names of riders. If you prefer to mail a check, make payable to Mountain Voices Alliance, PO Box 8052, Asheville, NC 28814. Please also include a note with number of tickets and names of riders, as well as a cell phone number. For more information, go the website listed above. This is sponsored by the Mountain People’s Assembly.
07/13/15 MOVE TO AMEND BUNCOMBE COUNTY PLANNING MEETING
This meeting is going to be quite important to the future of our affiliate. There are some potential changes on the horizon. If you would like to have input regarding those potential changes, I encourage you to attend. The meeting will be held at the North Asheville Library on Merrimon in Asheville. Time is 7 PM. If you have any questions please contact Diana Kruk at email@example.com or 828-275-0680 (call or text).
07/14/15 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING
Time is 6:30 PM and location is VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street in Asheville.
07/14/15 DUKE ENERGY COMMUNITY MEETING
Turn out to hear about Duke Energy’s planned transmission line. Duke Energy is hosting a series of community meetings to provide information on the construction of a transmission line from a planned natural gas-powered plant at Lake Julian to a substation in Campobello, South Carolina. The meetings follow the announcement in May that Duke Energy will retire the coal-fired plant there and replace it with a 650 megawatt gas-powered facility. Please come out to one of these meetings to learn more about Western North Carolina’s energy future and how this project might impact you. Time is 4 to 7 PM. Location is Western North Carolina Ag Center Boone Mountain Heritage Building at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher, NC.Note: Enter via Gate 5, Boylston Hwy. (280) just past the airport entrance. Please contact MountainTrue Southern Regional Director Mark Stierwalt at 828-692-0385 ext. 1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
07/14/15 OCCUPY WNC GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
OccupyWNC General Assembly Meeting this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 PM held at Jackson County Justice Admin building, 401 Grindstaff Rd, Sylva, NC 28779, Room 246. Anyone is most welcome to join this Grass-roots movement working on local and national issues for social, political, environmental change and or support.
07/15/15 GREEN DRINKS
Join us July 15th, to hear from Sunil Patel of Patchwork Urban Farms. Learn how Patchwork is creating a movement to reconnect our lives with our landscapes, and find out how you can plug in. Patchwork is regenerating our urban landscapes and making the groundwork for a vibrant food and farming economy. The time for concerted action is now! Time is 5:30 for socializing and 6 PM for programming. Location is the Green Sage at 5 Broadway in downtown Asheville.
07/16/15 GARDENS UNITED TOUR
Join us on a guided tour of Garden's United urban farm, located at Pisgah View Apartments (Granada Street) in West Asheville. Learn about the history and vision of the one-acre plot, as well as, the many sustainable farm projects! $15 suggested donation. All proceeds go towards the farm project. Time is 5 PM. This was a Facebook event.
07/18/15 SIERRA CLUB ANNUAL PICNIC
Location is the Blue Ridge Parkway sheltered picnic grounds (Bull Mt. Rd. off Riceville Rd.) Time is noon to 4 PM. Directions: Exit 7 on I-240; go east on Tunnel Rd for 2 miles; turn north on Riceville Rd; go 1.3 miles and turn west on Bull Mt. Rd. The fenced-in, sheltered picnic area is on the left about ½ mile up the road. Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own settings. Drinks will be provided.
07/18/15 GREEN GRANNIES SING FOR THE CLIMATE
Green Grannies Sing for the Climate at Pritchard Park at 5 PM. Google "Singfortheclimate" and come out and sing with us! This happens on the third Saturday of every month.
07/19/15 ETHICAL HUMANIST SOCIETY OF ASHEVILLE PRESENTATION
“Lessons from Jane: The Enduring Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs” will be presented by David A. Johnson, FAICP, at the Sunday, July 19th meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2 to 3:30 PM, at The Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC. A half century ago, a feisty New York journalist changed how we think about cities and economies. In her remarkable career, Jane Jacobs challenged established urban planning orthodoxies, defeated the bulldozers of Robert Moses and showed us how to look at and improve our neighborhoods. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome. For more information, contact: email@example.com or 828 687-7759.
07/19/15 FIRESTORM CAFE AND BOOKS EVENT
Join us for an afternoon with the editors and authors of a new book out from AK Press entitled "Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South". The book is a study of Maroon, Indigenous, White, Black, worker, farmer, slave, indentured, women and men wrestling against institutions of power for autonomy and self-determination. All of this in a region stereotyped to be backwards, slow, lazy, victimized and brutal. The editors do a smash-bang job of re-framing narratives of revolt by drawing on complex and erased examples of cross-subjectivity struggles and what they can teach us today about current uprisings in which we participate. Authors Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley explore some of the examples that became chapters in the book, critiques of narrative histories and academia and what new ways forward might be towards an anarchist historiography. Copies of the title, "Dixie Be Damned," are available now at Firestorm Books & Coffee! Time is 12:30 PM and location is 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. This was a Facebook event.
07/20/15 SWANNANOA VALLEY MLK MEMORIAL CORPORATION ANNUAL MEETING
We invite you to join us in sharing the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we strive to bring knowledge and awareness of his work to our Swannanoa Valley community. Click on the tabs above to learn more about our organization and activities. Our meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to join us on the third Monday of each month at the Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Avenue, Black Mountain, N.C. at 5:30 PM. Our Annual meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2015 at Mills Chapel Baptist Church on Cragmont Road, Black Mountain, N.C. We will be recapping past events, electing officers and welcoming new board members.
07/21/15 MIND THE GAP TOUR
These informational tours are organized by Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. The tours are held each month and last about 1 hour. They are led by the Executive Director of Children First/Communities in Schools, Allison Jordan, and you get to meet some of the children that are served through the summer camp program, as well as become informed on all of the programs that are provided, including our advocacy work. The goal is to alleviate the barriers of poverty experienced by local children and families. This includes food pantry, emergency financial assistance, clothing closet, and work on public policy at the local and state level. Time is 8 AM. To reserve a seat on the bus for the tour or for more information, contact Kaitlyn at KaitlynB@childrenfirstbc.org or call 828-259-9717.
07/21/15 COMMUNICATING COMPASSIONATELY CLASS SERIES
Communicating Compassionately with Yourself and Others, Creating Relationships and a World
That Value Everyone’s Feelings and Needs, Learn Skills and Consciousness for more satisfying
Connection and Communication with your family, your community, your workplace, your world. Join us for this 4 week class series with Roberta Wall, facilitator, mediator and coach, based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication. Dates are July 21 & 28 and August 4 &18. Time is 4 to 5:30 PM, location is Riverwalk conference room at Deerfield Retirement Community at 1617 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. To register, call or email Polly at (828) 775-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee is $100 per person for all four classes. Please consider adding an extra $25 for scholarships for anyone who wants to join with more limited resources.
07/21/15 EMPATHY CIRCLE
Tuesday, July 21, 7:30-9pm: Empathy Circle/HeartSpeak Practice Group. Giving and receiving empathy is transformative! Drop in, voluntary love offering. 386 Kenilworth Rd. (park on Digges). More information: Cathy at 828-545-9681.
07/22/15 PANEL DISCUSSION/RECEPTION ON DRONE QUILT EXHIBIT
This will be held at the AAAC Gallery in the Grove Arcade in Asheville. Time is from 5 to 7 PM. Ken Ashe of Veterans for Peace and Bill Ramsey of Just Peace Israel/Palestine will be discussing drones and their impacts. Free and open to the public. Please contact Ken at email@example.com or call 207-233-3087 for more information. [This event was on a different date in prior emails. That date was incorrect.]
07/22/15 GREEN DRINKS
Do We Know If Radiation Causes Cancer? Public opinion about this issue shows increasing concerns, especially in the last 5 years. Cancers have long and increasingly been associated with radiation, especially with Nuclear Power sources, not just Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Dr. Lewis E. Patrie, MD will relate his first experience with cancer due to radiation. Cancers have long been associated with exposure to detonation and testing of Nuclear Weapons including the “BabyTooth Study”. Regularly issued denials and criticisms of such reports abound. Part of the limitations of studies have resulted from inadequate information due to missed opportunities. What action would this situation justify? Lewis Patrie M.D. is a member of Western North Carolina Chapter, Physicians for Social Responsibility. Socializing at 5:30 PM and program starts at 6 PM. Location is The Green Sage in downtown Asheville.
07/23/15 MOUNTAIN TRUE LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP MEETING IN HENDERSONVILLE
Catch up on the environmental outcomes of this legislative session, current priorities, and how you can get involved in holding our lawmakers accountable to the public they serve. For more information and to RSVP at Mountain True website. Time is 6 – 8 PM and location is The Taproom at Monte’s at 2024-G Asheville Highway in Hendersonville (I saw another listing with a different location, so please check.)
07/23/15 DUKE ENERGY COMMUNITY MEETING
Turn out to hear about Duke Energy’s planned transmission line. Duke Energy is hosting a series of community meetings to provide information on the construction of a transmission line from a planned natural gas-powered plant at Lake Julian to a substation in Campobello, South Carolina. The meetings follow the announcement in May that Duke Energy will retire the coal-fired plant there and replace it with a 650 megawatt gas-powered facility. Please come out to one of these meetings to learn more about Western North Carolina’s energy future and how this project might impact you. Time is 4 to 7 PM. Location is Blue Ridge Community College – Henderson County Campus Technology Education and Development Center, Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Courtland, McIntosh and Gala rooms. This is at 180 W. Campus Dr. Flat Rock, NC. Please contact MountainTrue Southern Regional Director Mark Stierwalt at 828-692-0385 ext. 1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
07/24/15 JUST PEACE FOR ISRAEL/PALESTINE MEETING
This meeting will be at 3:15 PM at Brooks-Howell Home on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Meeting will be in the International Room, opposite the lobby desk.
07/30/15 MOUNTAIN TRUE LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP MEETING IN ASHEVILLE
Catch up on the environmental outcomes of this legislative session, current priorities, and how you can get involved in holding our lawmakers accountable to the public they serve. For more information and to RSVP, go to Mountain True website. Time is 6 – 8 PM and location is Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in the Grove Arcade.
07/31/15 ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE FOOD POLICY COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting of the whole: A Celebration of Interdependence. We will gather to plant seeds for building on our ability to make to make change as a community, and to celebrate our growth as individuals and organizations dedicated to a sustainable food system and social justice. Are you concerned about food access, growing food, the ability of our national food system to provide for us locally? Let's talk. Each attendee must fill out their own RSVP no later than 7/26. Folks interested in participating must RSVP at the link below as soon as possible to guarantee a spot for attendance. http://goo.gl/forms/WUojzp231A. Time is 6 to 9 PM and location is Stephens Lee Recreation Center.
08/02/15 DISPLAY AT FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN ASHEVILLE
NC Peace Action is sponsoring a display of posters on the Hiroshima bombings in 1945. These will be at the First Congregational Church, UCC on Oak Avenue until 08/30/15. (Prior email said ‘July’ but I have been told it will be held in August.)
08/01/15 PEACE WALK FROM SWANNANOA TO OAK RIDGE - POTLUCK FOR THE PEACE WALKERS
August 1-August 8, Peace Walk from Swannanoa to Oak Ridge. Buddhist monks from the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda will lead a 7 day walk, 10 miles a day, from Swannanoa to Oak Ridge, TN to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Oak Ridge is where the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was built and where nuclear weapons work continues to this day. All are invited to join for the whole walk, or any part of it, for a day, even hours. The walk will begin on the morning of Aug 1 and be followed with a potluck dinner in Asheville (at Asheville Friends Meeting at 227 Edgewood, off Merrimon, in Asheville at 6 PM) for walkers and others who are interested. All are welcome to the potluck. It will continue on the morning of Aug 2 from Vance Monument, west towards Oak Ridge. On Aug 8, walkers will join commemorative activities being conducted by the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA). For more information, contact Ken Jones, email@example.com.
08/05/15 SIERRA CLUB MEETING
Sierra Club meeting on Waterfalls & Wildflowers - join us for Timothy Spira's presentation on "Exploring Waterfalls & Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachian Mountains". Tim's latest book is Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes. Tim is emeritus professor of botany at Clemson University. Location is Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, (corner of Charlotte & Edwin). Time is 7 PM. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 828-683-2176 for more information.
08/06/15 COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT USE OF FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will host a series of community meetings for discussions about the use of force by law enforcement. Location is North Buncombe High School. Time is 6 PM. The meeting will allow people to hear from Sheriff Van Duncan on the training and education that deputies receive regarding use of force, and Duncan will answer questions from community members about the topic. “We want to share with the public the law as well as the policies that we operate under when making use of force decisions,” Duncan said. “Being transparent with the public will hopefully create a shared understanding of law enforcement’s obligations as well as duties in protecting the public.” The question-and-answer portion of the program will be moderated by Lucia Daughtery of the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. This forum is free and open to the public.
08/06/15 CLEAN ENERGY IN THE MOUNTAINS EVENT
Clean Energy in the Mountains is back! Come have a beer with us on August 6th at Highland Brewing Company on Old Charlotte Highway in Asheville. This event will gather NC Sustainable Energy Association members and clean energy leaders from across the Southeast as we recognize the forward progress happening in the western North Carolina region and beyond. Enjoy local catering and a Highland beer while connecting with friends and colleagues. Please register by Monday, August 3rd. Find out how to register, or ask for more information from Christy at email@example.com or 919-832-7601 ext 111. Time is 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
08/06/15 CREATION CARE ALLIANCE GENERAL MEETING
All are welcome to take a moment to listen to one another, renew our spirits and learn about ways to engage the work of caring for creation. Join us! Location is First Baptist Church of Asheville at 5 Oak Street in downtown Asheville and time is 5:30 to 7 PM. Be a part of the conversation. Call (828) 258-8737 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
08/08/15 HIROSHIMA REMEMBRANCE IN OAK RIDGE TN
There will be more information to come on this event and there will likely be carpooling from Asheville.
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 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 on 20 Oak Street 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. Call 884-3435 to confirm.
Third Saturdays – Asheville’s Green Grannies invites the public to “sing for the climate” at Pritchard Park 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.