Weekly Picks

The Sierra Club presents a forum on nuclear power and renewable alternatives on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Dot Sulock of UNCA, and Mary Olson, Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Nuclear Information and Resource Services, will be the featured speakers. Info: teachingnonproliferation.org.

The community is invited to a discussion on grassroots organizing at 40 Congress St., in Asheville, on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Learn what tactics, strategies and methods have the most leverage and what grassroots organizers can do to truly affect change. Info: lovestopsfear@gmail.com.

Celebrate the spoken word on Friday, April 8 as the Xpress hosts the 2011 Poetry Show at The Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., in downtown Asheville. Featured poets include Laura Hope-Gill, Matt Owens, Mesha Maren, Matthew Mulder, Brian Sneeden and the top 10 finalists of the 2011 Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize. Festivities conclude with a performance by Keith Flynn and the Holy Men. 7 p.m. Info: mountainx.com/mxcore/poem/tickets.

All are invited to share in the beauty of the sky at Stars on the Square, an evening of stargazing in downtown Burnsville on Saturday, April 10, beginning at 7 p.m. Chief Hubble telescope engineer Mark Turczyn will open the evening with a presentation at the Burnsville Town Center. Patrons are welcome to bring their own telescopes and local astronomers will also be on hand to share theirs. Info:  682-7331.

The Community Orchestra of Hendersonville presents a concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville, on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. The concert will feature a performance by viola soloist, Brenda Phetteplace, a concerto for two trumpets by Peter and Pamela Voisen and much more. Directions: www.trinitypresnc.org.

Transition Asheville presents "Sustainable Transportation: A Future Worth Creating," a presentation at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road, on Monday, April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The discussion will be led by UNCA engineering professor Dave Erb with a Q&A to session follow. Info: 296-0064.

A screening ofGeneral Della Rovere, a 1959 classic Italian film by Roberto Rosselini, will be featured at Foreign Film Night at Weaverville Library on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m A short discussion will follow the film. Info: 250-6482.


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