Saturday, November 11
Community-Wide ACA Enrollment
Join Pisgah Legal Services, in partnership with Mission Health and other ACA partners of WNC for this all-day sign-up event. Free navigator assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. Call 1-855-733-3711.
Saturday, November 18
Hard to Recycle Collection
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2310 Hendersonville Road in Arden. Accepted items: books, cardboard, batteries, cartridges, electronics ($10 recycling fee for TV’s & CRT monitors), all metals, appliances/white goods (no refrigerators), packing Styrofoam, select empty personal care & beauty containers, building supplies, hardware, cabinets, furniture, plumbing, sporting goods, animal sanctuary items, used cooking oil.
Sunday, November 19
Ethical Humanist Society
“The Nature and Nurture of Passion” will be presented by Gregg Levoy at the meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2-3:30 p.m., at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in Asheville. Come learn how passion is the hunger to learn and thrive; passionate people act for the challenge, not the payoff; for meaning and purpose, not just ambition. All are welcome to attend. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. Please bring writing materials! For more information: call 828 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, visit EHSAsheville.org, or find us on www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.
Now through November 19
Americans Who Tell The Truth Exhibit
Powerful exhibits encourage bold civic action. See Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth, Models of Courageous Citizenship. On display at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market Street in Asheville, Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Docents needed. Contact Ellie at email@example.com for more information.
November 20 & 27
Asheville SURJ Meeting
Accountability group for folks seeking to focus on anti-racism work. On Nov. 20 Mic Collins will lead a conversation about interactions we expect, hope, and/or dread having over Thanksgiving with family and friends regarding racial justice and confronting and naming white supremacy. On Nov. 27 David Greenson will lead a post-Thanksgiving session about the conversations we had, didn’t have, regretted having, wished went differently, etc. Come and process, prepare, and practice for your next encounter! SURJ meets weekly on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation (downstairs in the main building). For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 28
Movie Night at The Collider
View and discuss Before The Flood, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, well known for his dedication to the environment on a global scale. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; film begins at 7. Suggested donation: $10 per person or $20 per family. The Collider, 1 Haywood Street in Asheville. For more details visit citizensclimatelobby.org.
Saturday, December 2
Democracy North Carolina
Help build a multi-racial movement to mobilize for redistricting reform, fight back against voter suppression, and set the stage for collective work in 2018. Meeting from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sign-in begins at 9:15 a.m. Held at Jubilee!, 101 Patton Ave. in Asheville. RSVP to Darlene Azarmi at (828) 216-3430 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, December 6
Citizens Police Advisory Committee Meeting
Meeting organized by the City of Asheville. Free and open to the public. Held at 5 p.m. at the Recreation Division Offices, 72 Gashes Creek Road in east Asheville. Call 251-1122 for more information.
Eblen Charities St. Nicholas Project
Families in need of help providing Christmas for their children this year can sign up for the Eblen Charities St. Nicholas Project at the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center at Westgate. Sign up during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Bill Murdock at Eblen Charities at (828) 242-2848 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org