Signs of spring: the city considers its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and citizens amass their forces to resume the fight over the fate of city-owned land on Haywood Street and Page Avenue. Asheville City Council will meet on Tuesday, March 28 to consider these and other matters. The budget meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers, with the formal meeting commencing at 5 p.m.
Harmonia brings sanctuary spaces to festivals of various sizes, and on Sunday, April 9, the nonprofit will host its own event — a donation-based fundraiser at Salvage Station.
State data show that the gap in academic achievement between white and black students in the Asheville City Schools is the largest in North Carolina. The district is launching a new initiative to address the persistent problem — but only time will tell whether this effort will succeed where so many have failed to show results.
Nonprofits are asking the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for a piece of next fiscal year’s budget. In all, 46 organizations are requesting a combined total of almost $11 million.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear funding requests from 46 nonprofits as it begins budget season during its meeting on Tuesday, March 21. Those requests total just under $11 million.
In 2016, 42 students enrolled in the GO Kitchen Ready program, and 79 percent of them graduated. Of those students, 72 percent were employed within three months of graduation, the majority within the culinary/hospitality industry.
Each month during the warm season, Garage TRS hosts an outdoor fundraiser with live rock music, food, free beer and bike-themed entertainment. The first iteration of 2017 takes place on Thursday, March 30 and benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Admission to an upcoming barbecue benefiting FEAST includes unlimited servings of pulled pork (raised on the same pasture hosting the event), collard greens, salad greens, barbecue tofu, baked beans, corn bread, and sweet and unsweet tea. The event takes place at the Warren Wilson College Farm on Wednesday, March 29.
As plans move ahead for the Interstate 26 Connector project through Asheville, community members look back to reflect on the profound impact major road construction projects have had on the region.
Dozens of collaborators — from restaurants to artists and stylists — make Open Doors’ Art Affair into a “spectacle” of creativity, according to event chair Dosty Quarrier. The fundraiser’s eighth annual iteration takes place at the Foundation on Saturday, March 11.
The upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle supports the work of Food Connection, which helps divert unused food from Asheville restaurants to organizations that feed the hungry. Also this week: Asheville Wing War, Dine To Be Kind and more local food news.
For the fifth year, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic will promote safe sex at its Condom Couture fashion show. The event features garments made with hundreds of condoms each and takes place at the Orange Peel on Saturday, March 11.
An diverse and influential group looks to incrementally implement universal preschool in Buncombe County. Xpress takes an in-depth look at the organization, logistics and potential costs behind the effort.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 26-March 4, offers the opportunity for communities to engage in discussion and hold events highlighting the need to bring the serious problem of eating disorders into the light.
Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.
From the Ani Katuah to white settlers and tobacco farmers, barns and buildings have played a central role in defining the culture of the Southern Appalachians. Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands traces the evolution of local building practices.
In addition to offering a chance to party among bike enthusiasts, Bike Love highlights the 2016 accomplishments of local nonprofit Asheville on Bikes and enumerates goals for 2017. Salvage Station hosts the gathering on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Kare Strong, Lucy Ray and Aileen “Big Al” Pearlman will perform at the first iteration of this showcase of female-made music. The event takes place at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
After diving into Lake Junaluska, Polar Plunge participants (and spectators) can enjoy a chili lunch and several bonfires. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, will go to Haywood Waterways Association’s environmental education and stewardship programs.
Asheville organizations, including Food Connection and 12 Baskets Café, take advantage of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to salvage untouched food that would otherwise end up in the garbage. These high-quality meals are then distributed to local families and individuals in need.
For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as well as ways to reuse potentially harmful byproducts.