Campaign calendar

• March 26: Fred Smith for Governor Rallies—Buncombe County, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Asheville Ballroom and Dance Centre, 991-B Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville; Henderson County, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bo Thomas Auditorium of Blue Ridge Community College (180 West Campus Drive) in Flat Rock. Everyone will be admitted, but a minimum donation of $25 is suggested. To reserve space, call (877) 278-3535 or sign up online at www.joinfred.com.

• March 26: Fred Smith/Lee Greenwood Rally, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Asheville Ballroom on Sweeten Creek Road.

• March 26: GOP Gubernatorial Debate sponsored by the Henderson County Republican Men’s Club, 8 to 9 a.m., Bo Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College.

• March 26: Town Meeting with Rep. Heath Shuler, sponsored by the Leadership Asheville Forum in conjunction with the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement. Shuler will offer a “Report from Washington,” followed by questions and comments from the audience. Open to the public at no charge; to be held at the CCR on UNCA’s campus, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (call 254-8800, ext. 350 for information).

• March 27: Hillary Clinton for President Meet-up to begin planning for the May 6 primary. Atlantic Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Ave., from 7 to 8 p.m.; open to all, no charge.

• March 31: Ron Paul “Revolution” Libertarians host Carl Mumpower, candidate for Congress, as guest speaker, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Natural Import Company, 9 Reed St., Biltmore Village (call 277-8870 for information).

• April 1: Two Meet-the-Candidate events will be held on behalf of Avram Friedman, candidate for N.C. House of Representatives, District. 119: Annie’s Bakery in Sylva, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., and the Mad Batter on the WCU campus in Cullowhee, 5 to 7 p.m.

• April 9-15: Half-day, weeklong training period for workers at one-stop early voting sites.

• April 10: 11th District Congressional Candidates’ Forum, 2 to 3:30 p.m., St. John’s in the Wilderness, 1895 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock.

• April 11: Last day to make changes or register to be able to vote on May 6. (See details above for early voting.)

• April 14: Meet and Greet the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners candidates, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. Open to the public.

• April 17-May 3: One-Stop Early Voting allows you to vote in advance of the May 6 Primary, or to register and vote on the same day (bring ID). Locations: Asheville Senior Opportunity Center on Grove Street; Biltmore Square Mall; the Election Services Office; Carver Community Center in Black Mountain; Weaverville Town Hall; and the Fairview, Leicester, North Asheville, South Buncombe and West Asheville libraries.

• April 28: Presentations by the judicial candidates for the N.C. Court of Appeals, followed by a debate between the Republican primary candidates for Congress, District 11. Sponsored by the Asheville-Buncombe and the Henderson County Leagues of Women Voters, at Calvary Episcopal Church on Hendersonville Road, 7 p.m.

• May 6: Primary election.

We’d like to hear from any and all candidates/campaigners regarding events that are open to the public, and we’ll list them in our print calendar as well as on our Web site (www.mountainx.com). Please send the following information to nholder@mountainx.com: name of event and candidate; time, place and date of event; contact name and phone number; whether the event is free or what cost is involved.

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