Campaign calendar

• April 9: Voter registration will be available at the Reid Center, 133 Livingston St. in Asheville, from 6 to 9 p.m., coordinated by the League of Women Voters. For directions, call 350-2048.

• April 11: Free fish fry for Keith Thomson, Buncombe Board Commissioners candidate at Lake Julian Park, 75 Long Shoals Road, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Thomson at 215-4650.

• April 10: Televised debate, N.C. Lieutenant Governor candidates, UNC-TV, 10 to 11:30 p.m.

• 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 12: Buncombe Board of Commissioners Democratic Candidates Forum, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Ox Creek Community Center, 360 Ox Creek Road, Weaverville. Contact Nancy Nehls Nelson at 658-9945 or for more info.

• April 14: Meet and Greet the Buncombe 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 14: Bothwell for Buncombe will host a fundraising concert featuring folkie David Rovics, 8 p.m. at Firebird Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville (behind the Purple building, Patton entrance beside Weinhaus), $10.

• April 15: Bothwell for Buncombe fundraiser at the Shoji Retreat, 6 p.m. Japanese spa and gardens, wine and hors d’ouvres, and a silent auction of local art, as well as spa packages. For directions: 299-1999 or

• April 16: Fairview Democrats hold a meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m. for Democratic candidates for Buncombe Board of Commissioners: A forum on issues follows at 7 p.m.; Fairview Community Center.

• 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 1: Republican Gubernatorial Debate sponsored by the Buncombe County Republican Party, 7 to 9 p.m., on issues affecting the black community and Buncombe County as a whole. YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., Asheville. Open to the public; for info, call 253-5800 or e-mail

• May 6: Primary election.

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