Community Calendar Highlights: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/04 through 11/12

This week the Community Calendar is highlighting events that are sponsored by nonprofits that are participating in the Give!Local campaign. The campaign is raising money for 30 worthy local nonprofits that make a big difference where we live.  These events are wonderful examples of some of the great work that these nonprofits do within our communities!


Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue
• SA (11/7), 10am-noon –  Animal adoption event. Free to attend.
Held at BMW of Asheville, 649 Airport Road, Fletcher
• SA (11/7), 11am-2pm – Animal adoption event. Free to attend.
Held at Petco Hendersonville, 118 Highlands Square Drive, Hendersonville


Forum on Veteran Homelessness
• TH (11/12), 5:30pm – Tickets to this dinner and community forum with speaker Jas Boothe of Final Salute benefit Homeward Bound of WNC. $25. Held at Celine and Company, 49 Broadway

Shuck! Oyster Roast Benefit
• TH (11/5), 6pm – Proceeds from this suction, live music, and food event benefit Arts for Life. $25. Held at Brian Boggs Chairmakers, 239 Amboy Road

Tails at Twilight Benefit
• SA (11/7), 6-9pm – Proceeds from this gala reception and auction benefit the Asheville Humane Society. $75/$125 VIP.

Heart of Horse Sense
• MO (11/9), 6-8pm – Proceeds from this silent auction and screening of documentary film Riding My Way Back benefit Heart of Horse Sense. $10-$30. Held at WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road


Asheville Bioneers Conference
• WE (11/11), 5:30pm – “Food, Race, and Justice,” presentation by Malik Yakini. Sponsored by MountainTrue. Free to attend. Held at Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave.
• FR (11/6), 5:30-10pm – “Spirituality and Healing,” presentation by Sister Simone Campbell. Free to attend. Held at Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave

Hendersonville Green Drinks
692-0385 ext. 1004,
• TH (11/12), 6-8pm – Josh Kelley speaks about public land management. Sponsored by MountainTrue. Free to attend. Held at Taproom at Monte’s, 2024 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville

• 2nd SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm – Urban Forest Workdays: Richmond Hill Park invasive plant removal work days. Sponsored by MountainTrue. Held at Richmond Hill Park, 280 Richmond Hill Drive


The Lord’s Acre
• THURSDAYS, 11:30am – The Fairview Welcome Table provides a community lunch. Free. Held at Fairview Christian Fellowship, 596 Old Us Highway. 74, Fairview


Friends of the Smokies
• TU (11/10) – 4-mile round trip moderate hike on the Chimney Tops Trail. Register for details. $35/$10 members.

N.C. Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, 665-2492,
• SA (11/7), 8am-6pm – Geocaching Day. Self-guided geocaching and guided tours at 10am & 2pm. $12 per vehicle.

The Southern Appalachian Conservancy
• TH (11/5), 10am – Moderate 3.5 mile hike and lunch along the Master Park Trail with Brother Wolf adoption center dogs. Registration required: Free.


Homeward Bound of WNC
218 Patton Ave., 258-1695,
• 1st THURSDAYS, 11am – “Welcome Home Tour,” tours of Asheville organizations that serve the homeless population. Registration required. Free to attend.


Our Voice
44 Merrimon Ave. Suite 1, 28801, 252-0562,
• Ongoing drop-in group for female identified survivors of sexual violence.


Our VOICE Heart Works Survivors Art Show
• TH (11/12), 5:30pm – Art work and performance by those who have been affected by sexual violence. Free to attend. Held at YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market St.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
67 Broadway, 785-1357,
• WE (11/4), 3-5pm – “WNC Arts Advocacy Roundtable and Reception.” Registration required. Free.


Asheville Music School
126 College St., 252-6244,
• THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS (11/5) until (11/14), 8pm – Harvey Diamond Jazz Series. $10.


The Magnetic Theatre
375 Depot St., 279-4155
• THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (11/5) until (11/22) – Washington Place. Thu. – Sat.: 7:30pm. Sun.: 2pm. $23/$18 advance.


N.C. Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, 665-2492,
• Through SA (1/3) – Fine-feathered Friends and Flowers, oil paintings by Mary Webster. $12 per vehicle.
• Through SA (1/3) – The Robot Zoo, exhibit featuring giant-size robots and interactive displays to teach biomechanics of animals. $12 per vehicle.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
67 Broadway, 785-1357,
• Through SA (1/9) – Made in WNC,  textile, furniture, ceramics, and art exhibit exploring how craft, design, and production relate.
• TH (11/5) through SA (11/28) – Emblematic, embroidery installation by Nava Lubelski.


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