Campaign Calendar

One-stop absentee voting is available from Sept. 20 to Oct. 6. Call your Board of Elections for location/information (Buncombe County: 250-4200)—and remember that, effective this year, you may register when you vote during this period.

Sept. 21: Coffee talk with Bill Russell, candidate for Asheville City Council, takes place at Atlanta Bread Company on Hendersonville Road, 2 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to discuss issues and concerns.

Sept. 23: Friends of Bryan Freeborn hosts a fundraising event at Mela Indian Restaurant, 70 North Lexington Ave., from 3 to 5 p.m., with food, music and a chance to hear from City Council candidate Freeborn and other public officials. Visit www.freebornasheville.com for more information.

Sept. 24: Coffee talk with Bill Russell, candidate for Asheville City Council, takes place at Atlanta Bread Company on Hendersonville Road, 8 to 9 a.m. For information or to host a coffee talk, contact Russell at 242-3615 or billrussell@charter.net.

Sept. 27: Dee Williams, candidate for Asheville City Council, hosts at fundraiser at Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 77 Coxe Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 275-6217.

Sept. 29: Meet-and-greet issue discussion with Dee Williams, candidate for Asheville City Council. Continental breakfast, 10 a.m. to noon at campaign headquarters, 104 Westgate Shopping Center.

Oct. 4: Asheville City Council candidate forum sponsored by the NAACP; 6 p.m. at Brown Temple CMA Church, 34 Phifer St.

Oct. 6: GOTV Victory Rally with Dee Williams, 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 275-6217.

Oct. 11: Leadership Asheville Forum presents a panel discussion on partisan/nonpartisan elections from 7 to 9 p.m. at UNCA’s Reuter Center; open to the public.

Oct. 15: Black Mountain Aldermen and Mayor Candidates Forum, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, sponsored by Black Mountain News and League of Women Voters.

Oct. 15: Haw Creek Community Association Candidates Forum (Asheville City Council), 7 p.m. at Evergreen Community Charter School, 50 Bell Road in Haw Creek Valley.

Oct. 17: Asheville City Council Candidates Forum, 7 to 9 p.m. at UNCA’s Reuter Center (Chestnut Ridge Room), sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Kids Voting and NCCCR.

Candidates and campaigners: Send notices of campaign events to nholder@mountainx.com for inclusion in this calendar. Notices are due the Thursday before their publication on the following Wednesday.

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