Protest at Vance Monument earlier today in support of Standing Rock. Photo by Clare Hanrahan.
UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR BY DANCEWATER
10/31/16 EARLY VOTING CONTINUES
There are over a dozen sites in Buncombe County for voting and they are open 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. There are some sites open on Saturday and Sunday too, contact Buncombe County Board of Elections for more information. This is one-stop voting, so you can also register and vote during early voting. If you have problems voting, call 888-OUR-VOTE for assistance. Photo ID is not required. From City council member Cecil Bothwell, some of his recommendations on state elections:
Supreme Court: Mike Morgan
Court of Appeals: Vince Rozier
Court of Appeals: Abe Jones
Court of Appeals: Linda Stephens
Court of Appeals: Rickye McKoy-Mitchell
For state and local partisan elections, vote Democrat.
11/01/16 CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB
The Current Events Book Club will discuss “Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters” at 7 PM at Malaprops Bookstore on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. Contact Malaprops for more information.
11/01/16 PRAYER PROCESSION TO PROVOKE RACIAL JUSTICE
From the Center for Participatory Change and Faith Leaders: Join an interfaith Prayer Procession to Provoke Justice on November 1st (All Saints Day) at 4:45 PM from the East End neighborhood (impacted by urban renewal) to City Hall with stops for targeted prayer along the way. We will end with publicly reading a Statement of Beliefs adopted by Faith Leaders at a press conference, then holding a collective worship. The point is to broadly share a faith perspective that speaks truth to power and addresses the violence against Black and Brown bodies (aka African descent and Latinx persons). Childcare is available starting at 4 PM, and location is Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church at 146 Pine Street in Asheville. Procession will conclude with ritual at the courthouse around 6:30 PM. People are encouraged to wear something representing your faith and/or faith community. This event is created and sponsored by a coalition of leaders from a wide variety of faith communities in Asheville.
11/01/16 SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome. Time is 10 AM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/02/16 GREEN GRANNIES BOOK CLUB
Founded in 2012, the Green Grannies are a group of women who are willing to make a ruckus about the need for action on climate change. This is their reading group and it is open to all! Time is noon and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/02/16 WHAT’S UP WITH WHITENESS WEDNESDAYS DISCUSSION GROUP
What's Up with Whiteness Wednesdays is an ongoing ASURJ series endeavoring to dismantle white supremacy. The “Title Track” part of the WUWW series will generally repeat on the first Wednesday of the month. But in October it's on the third Wednesday. What's Up with Whiteness functions to explore what “white” means, and how it was created as a racial group to implement a white supremacy culture in the United States. This group is for anyone who is willing and able to explore their whiteness or whiteness as a race with a racial justice lens. We aim to dismantle white supremacy power by exploring it from the inside. We will educate ourselves and each other about the political and social origins of “whiteness”; educate ourselves and each other on white supremacy culture functions; hold our personal experiences and benefits from whiteness accountable and responsible for change; build skills to address internalized dominance and make change; and build relationships with others to further imbue these lessons and build accountability. Time is 6:30 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/02/16 SIERRA CLUB MEETING/GREEN DRINKS
In his presentation, “Water Quality in Western North Carolina,” Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will demonstrate a phone application that enables people to report clean water violations. He will also talk about water quality in WNC, fish habitat, sedimentation, the French Broad paddling trail, and the riverkeeper networks. This event is free and open to the public. Time is 7 to 9 PM and location is Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville at 1 Edwin Place in north Asheville (Charlotte Street and Edwin Place). For more information, contact Judy Mattox, 828-683-2176, firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/02/16 ASHEVILLE SOCIALIST MEETING
Asheville socialists (ISO) will meet Wednesday November 2 at 6:30 PM in HIG room 102. Contact Asheville Socialists at email@example.com for more information.
11/02/16 WORKSHOP ON CLASS - THE OTHER TABOO
The Class the Other Taboo workshop will start to break down the barriers of talking openly about class and how it shows up in our lives. Resource Generation organizes young people with wealth and class privilege to leverage their resources for social change, however, this workshop will be open to everyone, especially those interested in exploring their class identity. Together we will deepen our understanding of class privilege, how to use it for social change, and start developing strategies for breaking the taboo of talking about class. Resource Generation organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. Resource Generation envisions a world in which all communities are powerful, healthy, and living in alignment with the planet. A world that is racially and economically just in which wealth, land and power are shared. Time is 5 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/03/16 POLITICAL PRISONERS LETTER WRITING NIGHT
The first Thursday of every month, join local activists for a night of support and solidarity for those incarcerated. Materials will be provided. Time is 6 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/03/16 AWESOME FOUNDATION GRANT TRAINING
Positive Changes, YTL Training and CoThinkk are co-hosting a mini-workshop for anyone wanting to apply for the Awesome Foundation grant. The workshop is Thursday, November 3 from 5 to 7 PM at the Edington Center, 133 Livingston Street in Asheville. Food will be provided, and transportation can be arranged. The Awesome Foundation of Asheville is awarding $1,000 grants to youth under the age of 18 with great project ideas to make Asheville better. The deadline is November 6th. The goal for workshop is to have participants leave with a completed application. Andrew Celwyn. a Trustee of the Awesome Foundation will be present at the training to provide additioanl information about the Foundation and to discuss the foundaitons' priority areas for giving. Tracey Greene-Washington of CoThinkk will share general grant-writing tips as well as tips for this particular grant. Volunteers will be available to help applicants complete the grant application. In preparation for the workshop, participants should think about what they might want to say about their project idea and about themselves, and how they would use the $1000. For more information about the grant, go to www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/asheville. For more information about the workshop, contact Dewana Little, firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/05/16 BREAKING DOWN LOCAL POLITICS
Breaking down the ins and outs of local politics, from who's who to what's what. Get informed if you plan to vote in the November 8th election. Time is 6:30 to 8 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/05/16 MOVING BEYOND CAPITALISM PRESENTATION
Cliff DuRand explains how communities are declaring independence from Wall Street and building a more equal, participatory, and democratic society. Time is 4 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/05/16 DOCUMENTARY “DEMOCRACY FOR SALE” SCREENING IN ASHEVILLE
North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. “Democracy for Sale” travels with Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of the Hangover movies, back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests and has thus carried out a program that only benefits its backers: cuts to education, healthcare spending and environmental protection; lowering of taxes for the wealthy and corporations; and the passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot. Join Buncombe County NAACP, Clean Water for North Carolina, Democracy NC, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Working Films for this free screening to learn more about how money in politics is influencing North Carolina and what you can do to help stop it. This is at 12 to 1:30 PM and location is Grail Moviehouse at 45 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. Contact Katie at email@example.com for more information.
11/06/16 FILM DISCUSSION AT UU CONGREGATION IN BLACK MOUNTAIN
A new documentary film from Ava DuVenay, director of the film, Selma, chronicles how our justice system has been driven by racism from the days of slavery to today’s era of mass incarceration. The film “13th” is named for the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery with the exception of punishment for crime. The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. The film is now available on Netflix and we encourage everyone to see it. A discussion of the film will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, 500 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, on Sunday, November 6 at 12:30 PM. Herb Way will lead the discussion. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/07/16 CLIMATE ACTIVIST SPEECH AT UNCA
“Public Lands, Private Profit” is the title of a speech by Tim DeChristopher with Bryan Cahall. Climate activist Tim DeChristopher will discuss the role of public lands and national parks as battlegrounds between private profit and public good, sharing stories of some of his own fight with the fossil fuel industry over the fate of western lands near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. DeChristopher spent twenty one months in prison in 2008 after interrupting a Bush era oil and drilling auction with a spontaneous act of courage and civil disobedience. He used his prosecution as an opportunity to organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently founded the Climate Disobedience Center. DeChristopher will be joined by singer/songwriter Bryan Cahall with songs inspired by struggles for justice. Sponsors are NEH professorship, Office of Sustainability, and Student Environmental Center. Time is 7 PM and location is Highsmith Student Union Grotto at UNCA.
11/08/16 ELECTION DAY
Last chance to vote in this horrid election. Please go to your precinct to vote.
11/08/16 EXHIBITION AT RAMSEY LIBRARY AT UNCA
“All My Relations” exhibit by Shan Goshorn will be at Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery from November 8 to December 16. There will be an opening reception on November 15 - see listing below for more information. This exhibit includes forty black and white photographs of contemporary Cherokee people. They were taken over a 25 year period by Eastern Band artist Shan Goshorn. Goshorn is perhaps better known for her painted photographs (many of which address stereotypes and racism) which she weaves into baskets that now reside in many prestigious collections around the world.
11/08/16 OCCUPY WNC GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This will be at 7 PM at the Sneak E Squirrel Community Room at 1315 West Main Street in Sylva. It is on the left side of Main Street past Watson Park. Contact Lucy at (828)743-9747 or email@example.com for more information.
11/09/16 SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE EVENT
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30pm: "Title Track" led by Lia Kaz; meeting at Unitarian Universalist congregation of Asheville (downstairs in main building, corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte). What does “white” mean and how was it created as a racial group to implement a white supremacy culture in the U.S.? This group is for anyone who is willing and able to explore their whiteness or whiteness with a racial justice lens. We aim to dismantle white supremacy's power by exploring it from the inside. "Title Track" is part of Asheville SURJ's "What's Up with Whiteness Wednesday (WUWW)" series. Contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/10/16 HENDERSONVILLE GREEN DRINKS
This Hendersonville Green Drinks will be with the French Broad Riverkeeper. The French Broad Riverkeeper will talk about our biggest pollution source, sediment, and Muddy Water Watch, a training program to find and report sediment pollution problems. Sediment pollution smothers aquatic life, clogs fish gills, and destroys aquatic habitat. Luckily MountainTrue has streamlined the process to report sediment problems. Come learn about what you can do stop sediment pollution and keep our rivers and aquatic ecosystems healthy. Hendersonville Green Drinks is presented by MountainTrue and the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. Come to Green Drinks to learn more about current environmental issues, have relevant discussions, and meet with like-minded people. This is a monthly event and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to drink at Green Drinks, just come and listen. Black Bear Coffee offers beer, wine, coffee drinks and sodas. A limited food menu will be available. Time is 5:30 to 7 PM and location is Black Bear Coffee at 318 North Main Street in Hendersonville. For more information, contact Gray at 828-692-0385 or email@example.com.
11/10/16 INTERFAITH PEACE CONFERENCE AT LAKE JUNALUSKA
Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace. The theme for this year's conference is “The Climate Crisis and Peace” and Dr. Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies at Duke Divinity School will be among the speakers. This runs from November 10 to November 13, 2016. For program questions contact Tammy McDowell at 828.454.6681 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration contact 800.222.4930 or email@example.com.
11/10/16 PUBLIC HEARING ON CLIFFSIDE COAL ASH WATER PERMIT IN SHELBY
Please attend a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10th at 6 PM to tell the NC Department of Environmental Quality that our families deserve clean water, not a permit that allows Duke Energy to turn our streams into coal ash pollution ditches. Under the proposed permit, Duke Energy could dump unlimited arsenic, mercury and lead into our waterways from the leaking, unlined coal ash pits at its Cliffside power plant. Our state should protect people, not polluters. Time is 5 to 8 PM. Location is Boiling Springs Town Hall at 114 East College Avenue in Shelby. Contact Anna at 828-258-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/11/16 NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH EVENT AND STANDING ROCK PROTEST UPDATE AT UNCA
Dr. Trey Adcock, a Cherokee Nation citizen, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of American Indian Outreach will speak on Indian politics in the United States as part of the Humanities 414 lecture series. Together with Juan Sánchez Martinez, assistant professor of Spanish and Gilliam Jackson, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and UNC Asheville adjunct lecturer who teaches Cherokee language, Dr. Adcock traveled to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to deliver supplies for the Sacred Stone Camp at the junction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers. Come to hear about their first-hand experience of the ongoing Standing Rock Sioux protest of construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and its impact on sacred land and the water supply. Time is 11 AM to 12:15 PM and location is Humanities Lecture Hall at UNCA. This is presented by Multicultural Student Programs. Contact email@example.com for more information.
11/12/16 CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY MEETING
Citizens Climate Lobby meets the second Saturday of each month at Kairos West Community Center (behind Firestorm) at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. We are advocating for a Carbon Fee & Dividend, which would impose a fee on fossil fuels at point entry; this fee will be refunded to individuals and families. There is bipartisan support in Congress as this will create jobs and help grow the economy, boosting renewables. Time is 12:30 to 3 PM. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/12/16 GREENWORKS TIRE AMNESTY DAYS
(Free Tire Collection) Volunteers sought to help us heave SUPER dirty tires into semi-trailers. This is hard work, but so helpful for our environment. We collected 2,455 tires at the last event, we're expecting to receive even MORE this time around. Think crossfit+spartan run but without the trophies. This will be from 9 AM to 5 PM on 11/12/16 and 11/13/16. Location is Sears Asheville Mall parking lot on South Tunnel Road. Call Greenworks for more information. If you're interested in volunteering, please email: email@example.com or call 232-7144.
11/12/16 RICHMOND HILL PARK INVASIVE REMOVAL WORK DAY
Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants at Richmond Hill Park. This is the City of Asheville’s only forested park and is home to many special native plant and animal species! Volunteers help to stop the spread of harmful non-native invasive species and return native species to the unique park. We’ll provide all gloves, equipment and necessary instructions. Please bring snacks, water and a rain jacket and wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes (no open shoes or sandals allowed for safety). Time is 9 AM to 1 PM. Contact Susan at 828.258.8737 x 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/12/16 MARXISM DAY SCHOOL
We are now registering people for the Marxism Day School that is coming up on Saturday, November 12. Branches from all around the region will meet for discussion of socialist theory and history so that we can take that knowledge and apply it to the struggle for liberation in our time. We will have two sessions followed by an evening plenary. The first session will be on race, class, and capitalism which will be followed by a session on party-building. The evening plenary, What's next for the left?” will focus on perspectives for continuing the resistance to capitalism and winning support for the alternative, socialism. No one will be turned away for lack of funds but we encourage donations of $5-$15 to help us pay travel and lodging costs for speakers and attendants. Please RSVP at the FB event page- (https://www.facebook.com/events/1781139188835771/).
11/13/16 CONCERT FOR MOUNTAINTRUE
MountainTrue is proud to welcome Mavis Staples to Asheville for a concert to benefit the French Broad River on November 13 at The Orange Peel on Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Tickets are on sale now at The Orange Peels box office and on their website. Proceeds from the concert support the work of the French Broad Riverkeeper, a program of MountainTrue and the primary protector and defender of the French Broad River watershed. Asheville-based artist Lyric will perform with her band as the opening act and will also perform a special acoustic set at a VIP event at PULP (The Orange Peel’s lower level private club) before the show. The concert is presented by MountainTrue, 98.1 The River and Mountain Xpress and is generously sponsored by The Matt & Molly Team, Movement Mortgage and Prestige Subaru. Cost is $35. Contact Anna at 828-258-8737 or email@example.com for more information.
11/14/16 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE SOCIAL
Topic is “Communication Skills for Resilient Communities”. A resilient community must be sustainable for the long haul—but, what can get in the way? Often it is not the absence of technical know-how, but the presence of interpersonal conflicts. At the root of many a conflict is misunderstanding caused by lack of communication. Learn how the nonjudgmental language of feelings and needs can help dissolve disputes, and how empathy can bring people together. Cathy Holt is certified as a teacher of the Connection Practice, and is also a certified HeartMath® coach. She has been learning and teaching nonviolent communication skills for over twenty years. A long-term environmental activist, she is currently involved with Citizens Climate Lobby, working for a carbon fee and dividend. Time is 6:30 PM and location is St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 337 Charlotte Street in north Asheville. Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/14/16 HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM AT UNCA
There will be a campus and community human rights forum at UNCA on “Child Detention in Palestine” with Azadeh Shahshahani, the legal and advocacy director of Project South. Shahshahani has worked in NC and Georgia to protect the human rights of immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian communities. She has served as a National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director with the ACLU of Georgia and president of the National Lawyers Guild. She has also participated in a delegation investigating the plight of political prisoners in Palestine in April of 2016. Time is noon to 1 PM and location is Mountain View Room at the Sherrill Center at UNCA. Cosponsors are Belk Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at UNCA and Just Peace for Israel/Palestine of WNC. For more information, contact jpip@email@example.com or call 828-319-7652.
11/15/16 OPENING RECEPTION FOR EXHIBITION AT UNCA
“All My Relations” exhibit by Shan Goshorn will be at Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery from November 8 to December 16. There will be an opening reception on November 15 from 5 to 7 PM, with opening remarks by Barbra Duncan and Trey Adcock. This exhibit includes forty black and white photographs of contemporary Cherokee people. They were taken over a 25 year period by Eastern Band artist Shan Goshorn. Goshorn is perhaps better known for her painted photographs (many of which address stereotypes and racism) which she weaves into baskets that now reside in many prestigious collections around the world.
11/16/16 REBUILDING AFFRILACHIA - PEARSON PLAN WORKSHOP
DeWayne Barton will be offering a Pearson Plan Workshop on November 16 from 5 to 6 pm at the Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street, in Asheville. Learn more about this plan for Rebuilding Affrilachia and how you can be a part of it. There is no charge for the workshop, though contributions to support the Pearson Plan will be accepted. If you'd like to be part of this, please join him; there is no pre-registration necessary. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/16/16 GREEN DRINKS
Sustainability and social justice meet-up at The Block off Biltmore at 39 S. Market Street in downtown Asheville. This starts at 5:30 PM with socializing and the presentation starts at 6 PM. Contact Asheville Green Drinks for more information. This happens on the third Wednesday of the month.
11/16/16 SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE EVENT
* Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30pm: "Calling People In" led by David Greenson; meeting at Firestorm Books & Cafe. Many of us either stay silent or get into arguments when we hear racist comments, neither of which will begin the essential process of educating and "calling in" of white people to become part of multi-racial coalitions for racial justice. Role play conversations to be better prepared when opportunities arise. "Calling People In" is part of Asheville SURJ's "What's Up with Whiteness Wednesday (WUWW)" series. Contact Elizabeth at email@example.com for more information.
11/17/16 CREATION CARE ALLIANCE GENERAL MEETING
Join the Creation Care Alliance of WNC for a general meeting as we inspire one another to good work and discuss our work empowering care for creation. We will connect with one another and explore ways to care for creation. Everyone is welcome. The meeting will be held in the First Baptist Church of Asheville in Room MB306, which is upstairs. Address is 5 Oak Street in downtown Asheville. Time is 5:30 to 7 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Hardin-Nieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/19/16 HARD TO RECYCLE COLLECTION IN ARDEN
This will be from 10 AM to 2 PM at 2310 Hendersonville Road in Arden. And a word from Greenworks: never put hard-to-recycle items or any kind of plastic bag or plastic film in with your curbside recyclables (other than blue recycling bags). The blue bags are emptied and removed early in the sorting process at the recycling facility as plastic bags and film clog recycling equipment forcing operations to shut down for workers to cut that material off by hand with boxcutters! Note: Be sure to pull out the plastic liner bags out of your cereal boxes before you throw them into your recycling bin. Check that no chip and snack bags or regular and resealable (zipper) bags, snuck into your bin, too!
11/23/16 THE NEW JIM CROW BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
This is a monthly discussion group of Michelle Alexander's book “The New Jim Crow.” This is on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Firestorm Bookstore & Cafe at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. This monthly discussion group of Michelle Alexander's book the "The New Jim Crow" will discuss a chapter a month. In September we will cover Chapter One. This group will meet September 28, October 26, November 23, December 28, and January 25, 2017 and maybe one more in February. Anyone is welcome to jump in anytime. Led by Eryka Lynn Peskin. Contact Firestorm for more information.
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument during most of the year, but after DST kicks in, they meet at 4:30 PM.
Showing Up for Racial Justice at Firestorm Cafe and Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. 10 AM. Educating and organizing white people for racial justice. Free.
Orientation session for Asheville Timebank. 4 PM at Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Email email@example.com for information and to register.
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville
French Broad Riverkeeper has a paddle-n-plant to prevent sediment erosion most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Grannies Book Club meets at noon at Firestorm at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville.
“What’s Up With Whiteness” discussion group at 6 PM at Firestorm at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville.
Political Prisoners Letter Writing at Firestorm Cafe & Books at 6 PM on fourth Thursday of the month. Materials provided.
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the City Hall in Hendersonville.
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.
French Broad Riverkeeper has a paddle-n-plant to prevent sediment erosion most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Registration required at email@example.com.
Peace Vigil at All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village. This is from 5 to 5:30 PM. This vigil will last until election day 2016.