Community Calendar Highlights: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/25 through 12/3

The Give!Local campaign is moving into the fourth week, is progressing steadily forward and is headed towards the Dec. 1 Big Give Day. Thanks to all those who have donated so far!

The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to the $1,000’s. Donors can give to as many of the 30 participating nonprofits as they like and pay with one easy credit card 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!

Dec. 1 is a Big Give Day! Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more on Dec. 1  via the Give!Local website, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic coupon book (with special offers from dozens of local businesses), you’ll also be entered in a drawing for some great prizes. Want to know more? Visit

The Give!Local nonprofits stay busy throughout the year providing needed services to our community. Here’s what they are up to for the week of 11/25 through 12/3


Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue
• SA (11/28), noon-4pm – Animal adoption event and Santa photos with your pet. Free to attend. Held at Patton Avenue Pet Company, 109 Patton Ave.


Lexington Glassworks
81 South Lexington Ave., 348-8427
• SA (11/28), noon-6pm – Holiday Ornament exhibition. 5% of proceeds will be donated to Irene Wortham Center. Free to attend.


N.C. Arboretum Winter Lights
• 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. Held at N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way


• SU (11/29), 1-5pm – Hendersonville Rally for Climate Change. Free. Held on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Hendersonville
• TH (12/3), 7pm – “Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916,” presentation, film and forum. Registration suggested: $5. Held at Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Dr., Flat Rock

Food & Beer

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


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 (11/28) – Emblematic, embroidery installation by Nava Lubelski.
• Through SA (1/9) – Made in WNC,  textile, furniture, ceramics, and art exhibit exploring how craft, design, and production relate.

Support Groups

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


The Magnetic Theatre
375 Depot St., 279-4155,
• THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS (12/3) through (12/19), 7:30pm – The 42nd Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular! $18-$23.


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

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.

N.C. Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, 665-2492,
• Through SA (1/2) – Hundreds of volunteers needed for the Winter Lights exhibit through SA (1/2) from 5:30-10pm nightly. Register online:


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