Wednesday, January 15 & Saturday, February 15, 2020
Book Launch & Signing
Author Stephanie A. Kilgore-White will launch two new self-esteem books on January 15. The two are companion books written for boys and girls of color titled Little Brown Boy, You Are A Star, and I Am Divinely Beautiful. A book-signing event will be held on February 15 at Barnes & Noble in the Asheville Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Shiloh Center Skate Night
Bring your own skates. Music by DJ Twan. Concessions will be sold. $3 entry fee. Hosted by Team Us. Kids skate 5-7 p.m.; adults skate 8-11 p.m. at 121 Shiloh Road in Asheville.
Sunday, January 19
Ethical Humanist Society
“Walking In Another’s Shoes—Stories from Asheville’s Past and Hope for the Future” will be presented by Al Whitesides. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. 2:30-4 p.m. at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in Asheville. For more information, call (828) 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, visit EHSAsheville.org or www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.
Monday, January 20
Annual Fish Fry
11 a.m., after the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk. Menu includes: Fish Dinner, $10. Sides: Baked Beans; Cole Slaw. Fish Sandwiches, $6. Sodas/Drinks, $1. Call (828) 253-5191 to place an order. St. James A.M.E Church, 44 Hildebrand Street, Asheville, NC. Rev. Brent La Prince Edwards, Pastor.
Saturday, January 25
Dancing With the Asheville Stars
Performances by both professional and student dancers, including couples exhibition, in styles such as Ballroom, Contemporary, Latin, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tango, and many more! Diana Wortham Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets $25. All sales will benefit HelpMate.
Monday, January 20
This event uses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and speeches as a resource to promote tolerance, justice, and peace. 7–8:30 p.m. at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market Street, Asheville. For more details, please visit www.celebratemlk.com.
thru February 2020
African American Artists in Appalachia
Valeria Watson and DeWayne Barton are among the 50 artists exhibiting works. Watson’s “the Torture Church” is on display next to DeWayne’s Lee Walker Heights sculpture on the third floor of the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square downtown. For more information, call (828) 253-3227 or visit www.ashevilleart.org.
Public Library Board Vacancies
Deadline: February 10, 2020
Buncombe County Public Library Board has three vacancies for Districts 1, 2 and 3. Members serve as volunteers for three-year terms and meet bi-monthly. The board is especially seeking those from the minority communities of Buncombe County. If interested, please visit www.ashevillenc.gov; search for “Vacancies and Applications.”
An interactive tour focusing on Asheville’s resilient African American history and future in the arts, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship. Tours run most Thursdays through Saturdays, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Call (828) 275-5305 or email email@example.com for details and to register.