Community Calendar Highlights: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/11 through 11/19

The 60 day Give!Local campaign is off to a strong start after it’s first week, with donations beginning to roll in!  The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to $1000s. Donors can give to as many of the 30 participating nonprofits as they like and pay with one easy credit transaction. Plus, there are incentives to encourage donations from new givers, people who don’t get tax breaks, and a whole new generation of givers – children!

The Give!Local nonprofits stay busy throughout the year providing needed services to our community. The Community Calendar is happy to highlight events that are sponsored or held by these nonprofits throughout the Give!Local campaign.


Asheville Humane Society
14 Forever Friend Lane, 761-2001,
• SA (11/14), 11:30am-1pm – Volunteer orientation & tour. Ages 10 and up. Registration required:

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue
• SA (11/14), 11am-2pm – Animal adoption event. Free to attend. Held at Patton Avenue Pet Company, 109 Patton Ave.


LEAF Masquerade Ball
• SA (11/14), 7pm – Tickets to this formal masquerade ball with buffet dinner, performances, and music benefit LEAF Schools & Streets. $100. Held at Zealandia Castle, 1 Vance Gap Road

Montford Park Players Masquerade Ball
• SA (11/14), 7-10pm – Tickets to this costume gala and live music event benefit the Montford Park Players Theater Company. $45/$100 VIP. Held at Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway


Mountain BizWorks
• TH (11/19), 6-9pm – 25th Anniversary Celebration. Free to attend. Held at Hi-Wire Brewing, 197 Hilliard Ave.


Asheville Bioneers Conference
Held at Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave.
• WE (11/11), 5:30pm – “Food, Race, and Justice,” presentation by Malik Yakini. Free to attend.
• FR (11/13), 5:30-10pm – “Climate Change,” presentation by Tom Hayden. Free to attend.

Asheville Green Drinks
• WE (11/18), 5:30pm – The Magical World of Moss Gardening presentation by Annie Martin. Free to attend Held at Twin Leaf Brewery, 144 Coxe Ave.

Creation Care Alliance of WNC
• WE (11/18), 7-9pm – “NC WARN’s Climate Roadshow,” presentation by NC WARN to explain their Emergency Climate Response Campaign. Free. Held at First Congregational UCC of Asheville, 20 Oak St.

Hendersonville Green Drinks
692-0385 ext. 1004,
• TH (11/12), 6-8pm – Josh Kelly speaks about public land management. 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. Held at Richmond Hill Park, 280 Richmond Hill Dr.


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


Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
• SA (11/14), 9am – Strenuous guided hike to Little Sandy Mush Bald followed by storytelling at Addison Farms Vineyard. Registration required: $10/Free for SAHC members.


Helios Warriors, Inc.
• FR (11/13) – Volunteers needed. Contact for more information.

Homeward Bound of WNC
218 Patton Ave., 258-1695,
• 3rd THURSDAYS, 11am – “Welcome Home Tour,” tours of Asheville organizations that serve the homeless population. Registration required. Free to attend.


Care Partners Solace Center

21 Belvedere Road, 251-0126,
• MO (11/16), noon-1pm & TU (11/17), 5:30-6:30pm – “Surviving the Holidays: Creative Arts as a Resource for Grieving,” class with music therapists. Reservations required. Free.


Our Voice
44 Merrimon Ave., Suite 1, 28801, 252-0562,
• Ongoing drop-in group for female identified survivors of sexual violence.
• 3rd TUESDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm – For survivors of sexual violence, ages 18+. Registration required.


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

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.


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


The Magnetic Theatre
375 Depot St., 279-4155,
• THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS 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 (1/3) – Fine-feathered Friends and Flowers, oil paintings by Mary Webster. Regular parking fees apply.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
67 Broadway, 785-1357,
• Through SA (11/28) – Emblematic, embroidery installation by Nava Lubelski. Artist talk: Nov. 18, 5:30pm. Free to attend.
• Through SA (1/9) – Made in WNC,  textile, furniture, ceramics, and art exhibit exploring how craft, design, and production relate. Free to attend.


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