“Keeping jailed mentally ill defendants zonked out on tranquilizers in order to ensure victory for the state should be a national and local scandal!”
Poison Free Asheville screens a documentary about mountain lion P-22 at UNCA, the Fine Arts shows a profile on Alice Walker and more.
The fundraiser for Asheville Primary School takes place March 25 at The Mothlight.
On Wednesday, March 21, Esther Manheimer and Sheneika Smith will be the featured speakers at The Eclectic Lives of Two Asheville Women. The free community forum will take place in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library, in celebration of Women’s History Month.
For faith leaders wondering what they can do to improve security, law enforcement agencies across Western North Carolina offer assessments and training to help places of worship ensure the safety of those who gather under their roofs.
Local brewers discuss the benefits and costs of aluminum packaging and whether a new federal tax will change the price of their beers.
“We are calling for local government to ambitiously fund public transit in order to make our system run on time, all day and more often.”
“How to help: Don’t treat people based on how they look or who they are; respect them.”
“Eat it up or when you’re through, compost it or give it to someone new!”
On March 20, landscape architect Sieglinde Anderson and photographer Ruthie Rosauer will share advice for gardening beneath and appreciating this region’s diverse and abundant tree canopy. Sponsored by the Hendersonville Tree Board, the talk will take place at 6 p.m. at the Henderson County Library Auditorium in downtown Hendersonville.
Phan has a performance planned at Franny’s Farm in Leicester for Pickin’ for Progress on Saturday, March 31.
“A theme I have heard before is ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but the truth is, it’s not, and people suffer from ignorance every day. Stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice are all a type of ignorance, and I refuse to accept these as any form of bliss.”
“The newcomers worshipped at the feet of the Right Rev. Wilma Dykeman, a local deity whose writings took on the prominence and influence of the Holy Grail.”
“Making a difference is hard, but you can do it in your school, work or even your home. You don’t have to be famous to change the world. You can be 11, in school and just an average student.”
ClimateCon, North Carolina’s first conference dedicated to the business of climate, runs March 16-25. The event is organized by The Collider, which plans a host of presentations, panels and business forums. Also on the schedule are interactive community events to share the best of what the Asheville area has to offer with conference attendees and to bring conference insights to community members.