Catholic Committee of Appalachia
“Mountain Strong: Resilient and Sustainable” is the theme of the annual gathering to be held at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain. For more details, call Bruce Cahoon at (828) 275-2967, or email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 16
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Madden Ace Hardware, 2319 US Hwy 70 in Swannanoa. Accepted items: books, cardboard, electronics ($10 fee for disposing of TVs and CRT monitors), computers, batteries, cartridges, metals, appliances, packing Styrofoam, select personal care and beauty containers, building supplies, furniture, sporting goods, animal sanctuary items. Organized by GreenWorks, (828) 254-1776.
Sunday, September 17
Ethical Humanist Society
“Conversations on the Middle East” will be presented by Said Abdallah and Cindy Osborne from 2-3:30 p.m. at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. For more information: call (828) 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, or visit EHSAsheville.org.
Sunday, September 17
Viewing of Ken Burns Documentary on Vietnam
View Ken Burns’s The Vietnam War at 8 p.m. at The Block Off Biltmore, a coffee house/bar, located in downtown Asheville. This is an opportunity to discuss the full story of the U.S. war on Vietnam.
Wednesday, September 20
Childhood Hunger in WNC: Lunch and Learn
A free panel discussion about the state of child hunger in our region will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road. Seating is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Sept. 18. Bring a bagged lunch. Drinks, plates, and utensils will be provided.
Thursday, September 21
Asheville City Council Candidate Forum
Step Right Up – A Primary. 6 p.m. at Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street in Asheville.
Wednesday, September 27
Lunch & Learn: African American History Series
Dr. Sharon West will speak on the access and availability of health care for African Americans in Buncombe County. The free lecture will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. in Asheville.
Friday, September 29
Affordable Housing Summit
Join developers, planners, investors, local government leaders, and policy advocates to discuss strategies to meet affordable housing needs in WNC. Free. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena at UNCA. For more details, contact Justin Edge at (828) 210-4493, or email@example.com.
Saturday, October 28
Non-Violent Communication Workshop
From 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Suggested donation is $80 for members of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville and Peace and Earth Committee of Asheville Society of Friends; $100 for non-members. The workshop will be led by Roberta Wall. Mail a check payable to EHSA to Jim Tobin, Treasurer, 20 Stonebridge Drive Asheville, NC 28805, no later than Sept. 29, or email Karen Ziff at firstname.lastname@example.org.