The local Sierra Club will present "Dark Skies," a program by Bernie Arghiere, president of Asheville's Astronomy Club, and constructor of two private observatories in our region, who will discuss Buncombe County's proposed lighting ordinances, to be voted on Jan. 17 by Buncombe County Commissioners. Bernie will explain what we can do to encourage the county to pass good ordinances. He will conclude with fun slides of Asheville's night sky in January, 2012.
Program: January 4, Wednesday, 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Church,1 Edwin Place, at the corner of Charlotte & Edwin in Asheville.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-683-2176
Jan 7, Saturday, Jones Gap/Mt. Bridge St Park in S. Carolina. 11am--5:30pm; 5.5miles, mostly level, moderate. Lisa: email@example.com; 828-713-4994.
Jan 28-- Corn Mill Shoals in DuPont Forest, 10 am -- 4pm. 5 miles and 700 feet elevation gain, easy/moderate. Jane: firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-772-0379
Jan 4, 5:00 pm --Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting on Asheville's Digital Billboard ordinance & Merrimon's Digital Billboard.
Place: 1st floor, North Conference Room City Hall. Please speak, or email commissioners asking the digital billborards be restricted in Asheville.
Emails are needed immediately to request a DOT hearing for Western NC, protesting Outdoor Advertising's (billboard companies) new right to clear cut trees around billboards. Please make comments to: Helen Landi, DOT: email@example.com or mail: 1501 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699