Wednesday, June 14
Fair Vote Town Hall
Town Hall gathering for WNC citizens concerned about making democracy fair again. Non-partisan panel discussion about redistricting, featuring Tom Ross, former UNC President and Superior Court Judge; Chris Cooper, chair of WCU’s Political Science Department; Jane Pinksy, from the NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform. Free admission. Held from 7-9 p.m. in the Haywood Community College Auditorium, 185 Freedlander Drive in Clyde, NC.
Thursday, June 15
Buncombe World Elder Abuse Awareness Walk
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Carrier Park, Asheville. There will be music by Calico Moon, the Purple People Feeder food truck, a document shred truck, drug take-back, and a number of aging resources presented by community partners. This inaugural walk is led by the Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging. For more information, visit www.buncombeweaadwalk.org.
Friday, June 16
Documentary Film 13th
Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming. 13th will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking. It shakes you up, but it also challenges your ideas of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. The film screening is at 7 p.m., and is open to the public. For more details call (612) 860-6628. No charge for viewing the film.
Saturday, June 17
Better Dads Festival
Games, poetry slam, story tellers, drumming, and dance from noon until 9:30 p.m. at Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville. Learn more about dad at an open sharing circle or panel discussion. Featuring live music by Lyric, the Billy Jonas Band, and David Lamotte and Friends. Details and full schedule at www.betterdadsfestival.org.
Sunday, June 18
Ethical Humanist Society
“Global Ethics: 10 Universal Essentials (Capabilities) to Well Being” will be presented by Grace Campbell at the meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2-3:30 p.m., at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in Asheville. All are welcome to attend. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information: call (828) 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, and visit EHSAsheville.org, or www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.
Friday, June 23
Brevard Summer Concert Series
Harpeth Rising will release their brand new CD at this free concert. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Transylvania County Library Amphitheater, located at 212 S. Gaston Street, Brevard, NC 28712. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Rogow Room at the library. For more details, call (828) 884-3151 ext. 223, or visit library.transylvaniacounty.org.
June 30 to July 2
42nd Annual Pow Wow
Native dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia. Fireworks July 1 at dusk. Qualla Reservation in Cherokee. For details, visit visitcherokeenc.com/events/detail/42nd-annual-powwow.
Wednesday, July 5
Citizen-Police Advisory Committee Meeting
This meeting is organized by the City of Asheville and is free and open to the public. They meet in the first floor Conference Room at the Public Works Building at 161 South Charlotte Street in downtown Asheville at 5 p.m. Call 251-1122 for more information.
Friday, July 14
Summer Kick Off Teen Glow Party
Asheville Parks and Recreation invites teens ages 13-17 to join us for our first Teen Glow Party from 8 p.m. until 12 midnight at the Stephens-Lee Center. There will be music, dancing, and refreshments for everyone. So grab yourself a glow necklace, glasses, etc., and lace up your dancing shoes for this fun night out! Admission is $3.
Movies in the Park
Come out to Pack Square Park and watch a movie under the stars on a giant inflatable screen. A children’s craft activity will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Food will be available onsite. All movies are rated PG or PG13, so bring the family, friends, and a blanket or some chairs. Free! Here’s the fabulous line-up:
Friday, July 14 – Up
Friday, August 11 – Moana
Friday, September 15 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hosted by Asheville Parks and Recreation, and sponsored by Black Orthodontics.