ABBE Community Calendar – May 2024

Community Markets and fun social events and classes for families and seniors.

Asheville/Buncombe Black Elders Engagement Project Activities and Events

Special Events

Lunch Bunch – Thursday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take the van or meet us at Stone Ridge Tavern for good food and great company. Transportation is free. Each participant is responsible for their own meal. For more information, please call (828) 350-2051. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Fish Fry – Friday, May 17 from 4-7 p.m. The grease is hot, the buns are toasting, and the fish is frying. Pre-registration required at www.avlREC.com. Tickets: $5. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Yoga in the Park – Saturday, May 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free gentle flow yoga class. Beginners to lifelong practitioners welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours. Class is held outdoors; dress for the weather. Contact Megan Wiet at [email protected] for more information. Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street.

Outdoor Movie Night – Friday, May 24 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join us for a film on our outdoor movie screen. Light refreshments provided. Details at (828) 254-1942. Free. Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street.

Community Engagement Markets

Maple Crest Apts. at Lee Walker – Monday, May 13 at 3 p.m., Building #10, 20 Lee Garden Lane, Asheville.

Erwin Middle School – Monday, May 13 at 5 p.m., 20 Erwin Hills Road, Asheville.

Big Ivy Community Center – Tuesday, May 14 at 9 a.m., 540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville.

Bartlett Arms Apts. – Tuesday, May 14 at 3 p.m., 121 Bartlett Street, Asheville.

Shiloh Community Market – Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m., Rock Hill Baptist Church, 486 Caribou Road, Asheville.

Klondyke Homes – Thursday, May 16 at 3 p.m., 500 Montford Avenue, Asheville.

Deaverview Community Center – Monday, May 20 at 3 p.m., 275 Deaverview Road, Asheville.

Big Ivy Community Center – Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m., 540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville.

Asheville Middle School – Tuesday, May 21 at 5 p.m., 211 S French Broad Avenue, Asheville. Drive through Market in front of the school.

Pisgah View Apts. – Wednesday, May 22 at 3 p.m., 1 Granada Street, Asheville.

ABCCM West – Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m., 1914 Smoky Park Highway, Candler.

Big Ivy Community Center – Tuesday, May 28 at 9 a.m., 540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville.

Bartlett Arms Apts. – Tuesday, May 28 at 3 p.m., 121 Bartlett Street, Asheville.

Grant Center – Thursday, May 30 at 3 p.m., 285 Livingston Street, Asheville.

>> View the full list of Community Engagement Markets at www.buncombecounty.org

Council on Aging Senior Dining and Wellness Programs

Offered to older adults, age 60+, who are registered with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County Senior Dining and Wellness Program. While there is no charge to participate, individuals are given the opportunity to expand services through consumer contributions.

Senior Congregate Dining at Grove Street Community Center – Monday-Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This program offers a variety of educational guest speakers, a nutritious lunch, and a friendly social setting for participants. For more information, please call (828) 350-2062. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Senior Dining and Wellness at the Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center – Wednesday-Friday, 12-1 p.m. Eligible adults can enjoy nutritious hot lunches from Moose Café along with weekly fresh produce in a fun, safe, and social setting. Call (828) 277-8288 to register. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Monthly Activities

A Capella Alive – Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. A Capella Alive is a small non-profit chorus group looking for a few new members to join in as they bring joy to others by singing. Free. Call (828) 350-2062 for details. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Balance, Agility, Strength, Stretch – Every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. Work on flexibility, balance, stretching and strength. Taught by Liz Atkinson. Walk-in class; no pre-registration required. Bring your own exercise mat. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Beginner Line Dancing with Denna – Every Monday from 12-1 p.m. Taught by Denna Yockey. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Beginner/Improver Line Dancing with Denna – Mondays, 1-2 p.m. A more challenging line dancing experience compared to the beginner class. Taught by Denna Yockey. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Beginning Line Dancing – Every Thursday until May 30 from 12-12:50 p.m. Fun, drop-in class. Try it once and you’ll be hooked. Ages 40 and over. Free. Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.

Bid Whist – Every Saturday through May 25, from 1-4:30 p.m. Can you follow suit? Make your bids, call your trump, and win the tricks! Fun competition. Free. Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Community Center, 285 Livingston Street.

Bid Whist – Every Monday until May 20 from 5:30-8 p.m. Teams are based on drop-in attendance. Light refreshments are served. Ages 18 and up. Free. Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.

Bid Whist and Spades – Every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Competitive card games with family and friends. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

BINGO – Friday, May 10. Held on the 1st and 2nd Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Snack will be served. Purchase a second BINGO card for $1. Prizes will be awarded. Free. Open to all. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove St.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days, and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton Street.

Circle 8 Square Dancing – Every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Come out and meet some new people and have a good time square dancing. Free. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Community Bingo – Saturday, May 18 from 1-2:30 p.m. Small prizes will be awarded. Ages 12+; youth 16 and under with adult. Free. Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.

Family Movie Night – Fridays, May 24, July 19, and August 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Community Center, 285 Livingston Street.

Friday Exercise with Delia – Every Friday from 10-11 a.m. Work on strengthening, stretching, and aerobics. No registration required. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Folk Dancing – Every Monday from 2:15-4:15 p.m. Gentle circle dancing; no partner needed. Newcomers and beginners welcome. Drop-in. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Game Night – Every 1st and 2nd Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. Trivia and Game show fun. Themes change monthly. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Grove Street Card Sharks – Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. Play a variety of games such as Bid Whist, Spades, Tunk, and more. Bring a partner and join the fun! Free. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Health Education Leading to Prevention (HELP) Program – Held on the third and fourth Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. Led by Kathey Avery, these classes focus on the self-management of chronic disease and diabetes as well as maintaining a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. No registration required. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Healthy Living ABIPA – Held on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. ABIPA (Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement) focuses on promoting healthy living through advocacy, education, and research for African Americans and other unserved populations. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Intro to Line Dancing – Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. For those who are new to line dance, join this beginners course. Taught by Liz. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Line Dancing – Every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Designed to help you learn the latest line dances step by step. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Power Hour Exercise – Every Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Gentle based chair exercise is fun and upbeat. All are welcome. Free. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Qigong – Tuesdays, 1:15-1:45 p.m. A gentle form of exercise composed of movement, posture, breathing, and meditation used to promote health and spirituality. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Scrabble – Every Sunday until May 26 from 1:30-5:45 p.m. Hosted by the Asheville Scrabble Club, come play this popular game with new friends. Ages 16 and over. Free. Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.

Senior Outings – Held the second Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Time and location to be determined. Spots are limited; registration is required. To reserve a spot, please contact Shiloh Community Center at (828) 274-7739. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Shiloh Community Association – Meets the first Monday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Focus on events for the community as well as pressing issues that affect the community. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Social Seniors – Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of programs that include socializing and meeting new people, table games, trivia, cornhole, crafts, and more. We also offer an independent exercise area. Free. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Southside Family Game Night – Friday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m. Family friendly. Your favorite board and card games will be available, or feel free to bring your own. Light refreshments available. Ages 5-99. Free. Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Community Center, 285 Livingston Street.

Strength & Exercise with Delia – Every Monday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Work on strengthening, stretching and fitness. No registration required. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

Supermarket – Friday, May 10. Held on the 2nd Friday of the month. Offers a variety of free produce, canned goods, produce, and more. No registration required; all goods are on a first come first served basis. Free. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Tai Chi – Every Friday until May 31 from 1:15-2 p.m. for beginners, and 2-3 p.m. for intermediate/advanced. Improve your movement and flexibility and practice relaxation techniques. Free. Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.

Walking Club – Every Wednesday and Friday from 1-2:15 p.m. Come walk to the beat of your favorite jams to get your steps in. Walk at your own pace. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Yoga – Every Monday from 10-11 a.m. For beginners and those experienced in Yoga. Slower paced movements focus on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Zumba – Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Fun, Latin inspired exercise. Exhilarating and easy to follow. All levels are welcome. Free. Grove Street Community Center, 36 Grove Street.

Zumba Gold at Linwood Crump Shiloh – Every Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Work on your mobility while moving to the beat. This fun dance exercise focuses on cardio, flexibility, strength, and balance. Free. Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Road.

Zumba Gold at Stephens-Lee – Every Wednesday until May 29 from 12-12:45 p.m. Interval-style dance fitness that combines low-intensity and high-intensity moves. Ages 40 and over. Free. Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.

Zumba Gold with Liz – Every Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Spicy, fun, and a great workout. Walk-in program. No registration required. Ages 50+. Free. Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

>> View more events by going to www.buncombecounty.org/countycenter/events-calendar.aspx.

 


Asheville Buncombe Black Elders Engagement (ABBE) Project is an initiative of Age-Friendly Buncombe County. The mission of ABBE is “Outreach and engagement with Asheville/Buncombe Black Elders to promote wellness and prevent isolation.” The ABBE calendar is compiled from many sources, including City of Asheville Parks and Recreation, Buncombe County Community and Public Engagement, Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging, and Age-Friendly Buncombe County.

Leave a Reply