Community Calendar Highlights: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/18 through 11/26

Thank you to all the Give!Local donors! The 60-day campaign is into its third week! 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!

This weekend, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22 is a Big Give Weekend! If you donate during a Big Give Event, there are wonderful prizes from local businesses available to thank some lucky donors for their generosity.  Want to donate? Visit

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.  Check out all of these amazing events that are taking place this week!


Asheville Humane Society
• SA (11/21), noon-4pm – “Hiking Hounds,” volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes. Registration required: Free to attend.

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue
• SA (11/21), noon-4pm – Animal adoption event. Free to attend. Held at Ace Hardware Mills River, 3340 Boylston Highway, Mills River

Friends of WNC Nature Center
• SA (11/21), 1:45pm – “Wild Walk,” guided behind the scenes tour of the Nature Center. $30/$15 children. Held at WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road


Glowga Yoga for Helios Warriors
• FR (11/20), 6:30-8pm – Proceeds from this glowlight Bikram yoga class benefit Helios Warriors, Inc. $10. Held at Hot Yoga Asheville, 802 Fairview Road

Handmade Holidays Market
• SU (11/22), noon-5pm – Proceeds from this holiday market with a dozen local vendors benefit Arts For Life pediatric art & music lessons at Mission Children’s Hospital. Held at New Mountain, 38 N French Broad Ave.

N.C. Arboretum Winter Lights
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, 665-2492,
• SU (11/20) – SA (1/2), 6-10pm – Proceeds from this walking tour of the holiday animated light display benefit N.C. Arboretum programs, exhibits, and facilities year-round. $18/$16 children.


Care Partners Foundation
• FR (11/20), 6pm – “Light up a Life Celebration,” features the lighting of a “Tree of Life”. Held in Biltmore Park Town Square, 1 Town Square Blvd. 

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


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

Creation Care Alliance of WNC
• WE (11/18), 10-11:30am – Brunch and “Care of Creation” class for those who work with youth groups. Sponsored by MountainTrue. Free. Held at Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Road
• WE (11/18), 7-9pm – “NC WARN’s Climate Roadshow,” presentation by NC WARN to explain their Emergency Climate Response Campaign. Sponsored by MountainTrue. Free. Held at First Congregational UCC of Asheville, 20 Oak St.


Organic Growers School
• SA (11/21), 10am – “Farm Dreams,” entry level workshop for those interested in farming. $55. Held at the AB Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Candler


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


Care Partners Foundation
• FR (11/27) through TH (12/24) – Volunteers needed for gift wrap station at Asheville Outlets. Registration required.

Heart of Horse Sense
• SU (11/22), 1pm – Volunteer orientation session. Registration required.

Homeward Bound WNC
• 3rd THURSDAYS, 11am – “Welcome Home Tour,” tours of Asheville organizations that serve the homeless population. Registration required.

N.C. Arboretum
• Through SA (1/2) – Hundreds of volunteers needed for the Winter Lights exhibit FR (11/20) through SA (1/2) from 5:30-10pm nightly. Register online:


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


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
67 Broadway, 785-1357,
• FR (11/20), 5:30pm – “Beacon Blankets: Portrait of a Swannanoa Textile Mill,” presentation, reception and live music by Robert (Bert) Brown. Free to attend.


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. $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 (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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