Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Applications Open Now for Potential Bond Oversight Committee
Oct 5 all-day
online

greenway at Alexander River Park

Buncombe County voters will have the opportunity to vote on two bonds in the upcoming election for open space and housing. If approved, the bonds would generate $30 million and $40 million respectively. With an eye toward oversight and transparency, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution at its Aug. 16 regular meeting establishing a general obligation bonds community oversight committee to monitor the investment of those bond dollars.

The Community Oversight Committee will review the investments made from the bond revenues to confirm that 100% of bond funds are invested in accordance with law and for the purposes indicated on the ballots. Committee members will serve until all bond funds have been committed.

The application process for the Community Oversight Committee is now open, although creation of this Committee is contingent on the bonds passing during the Nov. 8 election.

Community Oversight Committee Description: The Committee shall have five members comprised of one person with an accounting background, one person with a banking background, one representative of the affordable housing community, one representative from the conservation/greenways community, each to be appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and one member to be appointed by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Committee members will serve until all bond funds have been committed.

Positions: 5

Term Length: Until all bond funds have been committed.

Behavioral Health Justice Collaborative: Seeking Community Member Insight + Participation
Oct 5 all-day
online

hands holding puzzle piecesThe Buncombe County Behavioral Health Justice Collaborative (BHJC) is looking for community members who have been impacted by the justice system to participate in an advisory group. If you have experienced any of the challenges below, the BHJC welcomes you to share your insight and participate in creating ideas and strategic initiatives to better serve our county.

  • Have you interacted with law enforcement during a time of personal crisis?
  • Have you or a loved one been charged or incarcerated due to experiencing a behavioral health challenge like a mental health crisis or substance use disorder?
  • Have you or a loved one received services for mental health crisis, harm reduction, opioid use, or support for alcohol or other drug use?
  • Do you want to help shape how our community responds to these types of needs?

Background

The BHJC’s purpose is to act as an advisory working group to the Justice Resource Advisory Council by increasing coordination and collaboration between Buncombe County Government, local governments, and community partners around efforts that intersect behavioral health and justice services. This body seeks to channel the right resources to the right place at the right time in response to behavioral health needs like substance use and harm reduction in the community with the goal of promoting public safety and improving outcomes for those in need.

Meetings currently occur on the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon, in downtown Asheville with parking validation provided.

Interested in applying? Applications are due by Oct. 9, 2022. See below for requirements and information on how to apply.

Application information

Those applying will be prioritized if they fall into the experienced categories below. The goal is to have a diversity of perspectives and expertise:

  • Justice involvement (previously charged, convicted, or incarcerated)
  • Behavioral health involvement (mental health and/or substance use, and/or previous history with institutional commitment)
  • Family member of a justice involved and/or behavioral health-involved person

BHJC community members commit to participating in BHJC activities for a one-year term.

Buncombe Voter Guides
Oct 5 all-day
online

 2022 Buncombe voter guide is published online & in paper!

These handy non-partisan guides provide you with important election dates, tips on how to make sure your vote counts, and responses from your local candidates with their stances on important issues heading into the midterm.

Click here to view the digital version and share it with your friends & family.

If you’re interested in distributing paper voter guides to your neighbors or community members, please reply back to me here.

Voting details for the 2022 General Election:

  • Early voting runs Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, November 5 (at 3 PM)
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

Find early voting sites by selecting your county on the lookup tool at demnc.co/voteearly.

You can also check your voter registration status, Election Day polling place, and possible sample ballot at demnc.co/poll.

CLOSING ON HUNGER Support MANNA
Oct 5 all-day
online

Food Makes a House a Home

Every October, Asheville-area REALTORS® join together on a month-long campaign to help feed thousands of families that face hunger everyday across Western North Carolina. With each house closing in October, a participating REALTOR® will make a $100 donation to MANNA FoodBank in honor of their client, in lieu of a traditional closing gift, providing 400 meals to our WNC Community. Participation in this campaign elevates the REALTOR® within industry by demonstrating the appreciation for their client in a way that has a tangible impact in their community. Realty firms may match their REALTORS® donation, stretching the impact of the gift even further. Every dollar raised in this campaign helps provide food for 4 meals to our WNC community.

Discount Employee Parking Program Survey
Oct 5 all-day
online
We’ve been working with Buncombe County and several local organizations on a potential discounted parking rate for the downtown workforce in the Coxe Avenue Parking Garage. Shout out to Asheville Food & Beverage United, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville Independent Restaurant Association and Go Local Asheville.

The $40 discounted rate would be available for downtown workers in the food/beverage, hospitality, retail and nonprofit sectors making less than $20 per hour (or 80% area median income).

The County is looking to collect some data about the program to include in its presentation to the Buncombe County Commission. This survey only takes about 5 minutes and will be open until October 7. Access the English version here and the Spanish version here.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct 5 – Oct 15 all-day
YWCA

 

Why September 15-October 15? In 1968 Hispanic Heritage Week was established. September 15th was chosen as the start date because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Later in 1988, it was expanded into a month but kept the start date.
Why we prefer LatinX: Hispanic refers to someone whose heritage is from Spain and is generally used to identify Spanish-speaking countries. LatinX/Latine is a gender-neutral term that refers to all people with Latin American heritage and includes non-Spanish speakers.

This month we recognize the contributions of Latinx Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.  We celebrate not only the contributions from the past but those that continue and we celebrate them every day of the year as US Heritage and History.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for info like this and the latest happenings of the YWCA of Asheville. 

LEAVES ARE RUSTLING So AVL will be bustling
Oct 5 all-day
Asheville Regional Airport

Leaf-peeping season is upon us, and so is one of the busiest air travel months for AVL. October means pumpkin spice, colorful foliage, cool and crisp weather … and lots of people at the airport.

If you are planning to fly to or from AVL in October:

  1. ALWAYS arrive at least two hours before your flight to allow time to park, possibly shuttle to the terminal (you may have to park in a remote lot), check in, go through security, and get to your gate.
  2. Be ready for traffic on the way to the airport. Not only is the airport full this time of year – so is western North Carolina (for good reason)!
  3. Make your ground transportation plans (for after you land) PRIOR to your trip. This means book a rental car, ride app service, taxi, private car or shuttle ahead of time. Demand for these services increases this time of year, and with a little planning, you may avoid a wait.
  4. Be sure to book a window seat. Peep out your window – the fall color from the skies is sure to be stunning.
MUSIC IN THE AIRPORT

Local musicians create great music for travelers

While standing in line at the TSA checkpoint there’s a good chance that you will hear piano music. Thanks to the Music in the Airport program, local musicians are able to volunteer their time to provide live music for those traveling through AVL.

The piano, located next to the TSA checkpoint in the terminal, is an excellent central location for the musicians to play for the enjoyment of passengers.

The program offers the musicians the opportunity to earn tips and gain exposure. Plus, they use the time to practice their skills and engage with passengers as they play. Passengers enjoy hearing the music these musicians create and supporting local artists.

Currently there are five musicians in the program that play for two hour time blocks. There is potential for this program to grow in the future and provide even more music for busy travelers. So next time you travel through AVL, keep your ears open for the sounds of piano music!

WATCH VIDEO- MIKE ANDERSON
WATCH VIDEO- PHIL OKREND
FALL COLOR REPORT
DELTA IS GROWING SERVICE

More seats and more flights

Delta Air Lines has made some changes to their flight schedules to and from AVL. Starting in November, a sixth daily Atlanta flight will be offered. Also, larger aircraft will be used to serve nonstop Minneapolis-St. Paul in November and December.

Holiday travel is nearly here – now’s the time to book!

NONSTOP TO PHILLY ON AMERICAN

Extended through the end of November

American Airlines serves nine nonstop destinations from AVL, including a seasonal nonstop daily service to Philadelphia. Great news! American updated their schedule and extended their Philadelphia season through the end of November.

There’s still time to book a trip and grab an authentic Philly cheese steak!

MANNA’s 2022 Virtual Turkey Drive A Helping of Hope for the Holidays
Oct 5 all-day
online

The fall season is a time when many of us gather with our friends, families and loved ones for a variety of holidays and seasonal festivities. Often, these celebrations center around food, making it out of reach for so many people struggling to afford groceries, especially this year, with rising food costs making even a holiday turkey a distant luxury. Right now, MANNA and our partner network are still serving 68% more people than before the pandemic – many who are needing a hand for the first time.

Now more than ever, MANNA FoodBank is dedicated to filling as many holiday tables as possible, and you can help us give thousands of households the gift of a holiday, of one less struggle, and a helping of hope.

Please join our Virtual Turkey Drive – where we can stretch your donation further to get turkeys, hams, and holiday foods of all kinds for our neighbors across 16 western North Carolina counties.

Together, we can make the holidays happen for the people who live and work right here at home, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

New ZOOM Pass Adventures
Oct 5 all-day
online

Have you ZOOMed yet? Buncombe County Public Libraries give library card holders access to free passes for local museums and attractions. It’s called a ZOOM pass, and you can check one out with your library card.

Starting in September, the library has two new and one returning ZOOM pass attractions for library card holders of all ages.

The Asheville Art Museum has returned to ZOOM. We’re excited to add Team ECCO Aquarium and Shark Lab in Hendersonville, and thanks to our partnership with Buncombe Parks & Recreation we are now offering free paddleboat and launch passes for Lake Julian Park. These new partners join the other popular attractions like the Nature Center and the Arboretum on our ZOOM pass team.

We have an online reservation system at the library website you can use to reserve a one-day pass for the location of your choice. Passes may be reserved up to one month in advance and most passes are family passes that will admit several adults and children. You can pick up your pass at any library up to one week before your reservation.

There’s so much to do in Buncombe County and you can now use your library card to do it! If you have any questions, ask at your library.

Organic Growers School: Join Our Board of Directors
Oct 5 all-day
Organic Growers School

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The Organic Growers School is looking for dedicated individuals interested in serving on our Board of Directors! We are currently seeking socially conscious, diverse, impact-driven individuals to join our Volunteer Board of Directors.

The board of directors plays a critical role in the Organic Growers School. Members of the board are involved in program and policy oversight, financial management, strategic direction, and fundraising.

 

OGS is looking for energetic, passionate people to:
🌱 Build community networks
🌱 Act as change catalysts in the community
🌱 Serve as ambassadors for organic growing & OGS

 

If you believe in the value of organic growing and want to be part of OGS’s change agenda, we have a chair for you at our boardroom table!

 

Applications are due by October 10th.

WNC Career Expo – Employers Register Now!
Oct 5 all-day
online w/ WNC Agricultural Center-Davis Event Center

Great companies start with great people, and you’ll find both at the WNC Career Expo. Plan to join us Tuesday, October 11 from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Presented by the Mountain Area Workforce Board and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Western North Carolina businesses and organizations are ready to promote career opportunities for job seekers in advanced manufacturing, technology, health care, tourism, professional services, and other high-growth industries. All job seekers are encouraged to attend this one-stop opportunity to meet directly with representatives from companies hiring now.
Help Seniors Fill Out Applications for Benefits
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County
  • The Council on Aging of Buncombe County was formed in 1964 to address the needs of seniors in our community
  • We provide essential support to people over 60 who need assistance with food, heat or a/c, and health care
  • Our volunteers make this work possible– consider joining us today!

Our Mission Statement: Promote the Independence, dignity, and well-being of adults through service, education, and advocacy

We are looking for volunteers to work with low-income Medicare recipients as an unbiased, knowledgeable guide, providing education and assistance with navigating through the application process to help them receive much-needed assistance with the following programs:

  • Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The safety of our clients is our highest priority. Here’s what’s required for this role:

  • Clear criminal background check and driving record.
  • Minimum $100,000/300,000 in auto liability coverage.
  • Orientation and training with the Council on Aging.
  • A reliable vehicle that will pass NC safety inspection.

Additionally, we are very flexible and will work with your schedule.

Who would make a strong candidate for this volunteer role?

  • You care about seniors and want to support those who need help most
  • A resident of Buncombe County, NC, or a nearby town.
  • Someone willing to learn basic education about the Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) and what benefits are available for lower-income Seniors.
  • Someone willing to receive education about outreach, what larger events entail, and how to assist with these events.
  • Someone willing to travel around Buncombe County and set up a table at outreach events, educating the community on the services offered at Council on Aging and the Benefits Enrollment Center.
  • Someone able to assist clients with benefits applications and maintain awareness of changes to income guidelines.

If you want to help make a difference in the lives of real people right here in western North Carolina, we would love to welcome you on board as a volunteer.

Gay Men’s Coffee Group
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
City Bakery Charlotte Street Cafe

Gay men’s coffee group meets every Wednesday at 88 Charlotte St.

We gather at 9:30a for stimulating conversation.  Come join us!

“We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina” Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pack Memorial Library
PSABC is excited to be co-hosting the “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina” travelling exhibit with the Buncombe County Special Collections.
The exhibit was put together by Preservation North Carolina and highlights the history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople from throughout the state.
Can you donate Food or Supplies?
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
various locations
Thursday, October 6, 2022
2022 RiverLink Annual Fund
Oct 6 all-day
online w/ River Link

What makes a place idyllic?

Start with an emerald river that flows from ancient mountains. Add an abundance of living creatures that co-evolved over millennia. Bring in humans who honor their place in the interconnected web. And rebuild a vital stream that supports us all.

Your support and engagement helps ensure the health of this watershed for the ages! We can’t do it without you.

Behavioral Health Justice Collaborative: Seeking Community Member Insight + Participation
Oct 6 all-day
online

hands holding puzzle piecesThe Buncombe County Behavioral Health Justice Collaborative (BHJC) is looking for community members who have been impacted by the justice system to participate in an advisory group. If you have experienced any of the challenges below, the BHJC welcomes you to share your insight and participate in creating ideas and strategic initiatives to better serve our county.

  • Have you interacted with law enforcement during a time of personal crisis?
  • Have you or a loved one been charged or incarcerated due to experiencing a behavioral health challenge like a mental health crisis or substance use disorder?
  • Have you or a loved one received services for mental health crisis, harm reduction, opioid use, or support for alcohol or other drug use?
  • Do you want to help shape how our community responds to these types of needs?

Background

The BHJC’s purpose is to act as an advisory working group to the Justice Resource Advisory Council by increasing coordination and collaboration between Buncombe County Government, local governments, and community partners around efforts that intersect behavioral health and justice services. This body seeks to channel the right resources to the right place at the right time in response to behavioral health needs like substance use and harm reduction in the community with the goal of promoting public safety and improving outcomes for those in need.

Meetings currently occur on the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon, in downtown Asheville with parking validation provided.

Interested in applying? Applications are due by Oct. 9, 2022. See below for requirements and information on how to apply.

Application information

Those applying will be prioritized if they fall into the experienced categories below. The goal is to have a diversity of perspectives and expertise:

  • Justice involvement (previously charged, convicted, or incarcerated)
  • Behavioral health involvement (mental health and/or substance use, and/or previous history with institutional commitment)
  • Family member of a justice involved and/or behavioral health-involved person

BHJC community members commit to participating in BHJC activities for a one-year term.

Buncombe Voter Guides
Oct 6 all-day
online

 2022 Buncombe voter guide is published online & in paper!

These handy non-partisan guides provide you with important election dates, tips on how to make sure your vote counts, and responses from your local candidates with their stances on important issues heading into the midterm.

Click here to view the digital version and share it with your friends & family.

If you’re interested in distributing paper voter guides to your neighbors or community members, please reply back to me here.

Voting details for the 2022 General Election:

  • Early voting runs Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, November 5 (at 3 PM)
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

Find early voting sites by selecting your county on the lookup tool at demnc.co/voteearly.

You can also check your voter registration status, Election Day polling place, and possible sample ballot at demnc.co/poll.

CLOSING ON HUNGER Support MANNA
Oct 6 all-day
online

Food Makes a House a Home

Every October, Asheville-area REALTORS® join together on a month-long campaign to help feed thousands of families that face hunger everyday across Western North Carolina. With each house closing in October, a participating REALTOR® will make a $100 donation to MANNA FoodBank in honor of their client, in lieu of a traditional closing gift, providing 400 meals to our WNC Community. Participation in this campaign elevates the REALTOR® within industry by demonstrating the appreciation for their client in a way that has a tangible impact in their community. Realty firms may match their REALTORS® donation, stretching the impact of the gift even further. Every dollar raised in this campaign helps provide food for 4 meals to our WNC community.

Discount Employee Parking Program Survey
Oct 6 all-day
online
We’ve been working with Buncombe County and several local organizations on a potential discounted parking rate for the downtown workforce in the Coxe Avenue Parking Garage. Shout out to Asheville Food & Beverage United, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville Independent Restaurant Association and Go Local Asheville.

The $40 discounted rate would be available for downtown workers in the food/beverage, hospitality, retail and nonprofit sectors making less than $20 per hour (or 80% area median income).

The County is looking to collect some data about the program to include in its presentation to the Buncombe County Commission. This survey only takes about 5 minutes and will be open until October 7. Access the English version here and the Spanish version here.

LEAVES ARE RUSTLING So AVL will be bustling
Oct 6 all-day
Asheville Regional Airport

Leaf-peeping season is upon us, and so is one of the busiest air travel months for AVL. October means pumpkin spice, colorful foliage, cool and crisp weather … and lots of people at the airport.

If you are planning to fly to or from AVL in October:

  1. ALWAYS arrive at least two hours before your flight to allow time to park, possibly shuttle to the terminal (you may have to park in a remote lot), check in, go through security, and get to your gate.
  2. Be ready for traffic on the way to the airport. Not only is the airport full this time of year – so is western North Carolina (for good reason)!
  3. Make your ground transportation plans (for after you land) PRIOR to your trip. This means book a rental car, ride app service, taxi, private car or shuttle ahead of time. Demand for these services increases this time of year, and with a little planning, you may avoid a wait.
  4. Be sure to book a window seat. Peep out your window – the fall color from the skies is sure to be stunning.
MUSIC IN THE AIRPORT

Local musicians create great music for travelers

While standing in line at the TSA checkpoint there’s a good chance that you will hear piano music. Thanks to the Music in the Airport program, local musicians are able to volunteer their time to provide live music for those traveling through AVL.

The piano, located next to the TSA checkpoint in the terminal, is an excellent central location for the musicians to play for the enjoyment of passengers.

The program offers the musicians the opportunity to earn tips and gain exposure. Plus, they use the time to practice their skills and engage with passengers as they play. Passengers enjoy hearing the music these musicians create and supporting local artists.

Currently there are five musicians in the program that play for two hour time blocks. There is potential for this program to grow in the future and provide even more music for busy travelers. So next time you travel through AVL, keep your ears open for the sounds of piano music!

WATCH VIDEO- MIKE ANDERSON
WATCH VIDEO- PHIL OKREND
FALL COLOR REPORT
DELTA IS GROWING SERVICE

More seats and more flights

Delta Air Lines has made some changes to their flight schedules to and from AVL. Starting in November, a sixth daily Atlanta flight will be offered. Also, larger aircraft will be used to serve nonstop Minneapolis-St. Paul in November and December.

Holiday travel is nearly here – now’s the time to book!

NONSTOP TO PHILLY ON AMERICAN

Extended through the end of November

American Airlines serves nine nonstop destinations from AVL, including a seasonal nonstop daily service to Philadelphia. Great news! American updated their schedule and extended their Philadelphia season through the end of November.

There’s still time to book a trip and grab an authentic Philly cheese steak!

MANNA’s 2022 Virtual Turkey Drive A Helping of Hope for the Holidays
Oct 6 all-day
online

The fall season is a time when many of us gather with our friends, families and loved ones for a variety of holidays and seasonal festivities. Often, these celebrations center around food, making it out of reach for so many people struggling to afford groceries, especially this year, with rising food costs making even a holiday turkey a distant luxury. Right now, MANNA and our partner network are still serving 68% more people than before the pandemic – many who are needing a hand for the first time.

Now more than ever, MANNA FoodBank is dedicated to filling as many holiday tables as possible, and you can help us give thousands of households the gift of a holiday, of one less struggle, and a helping of hope.

Please join our Virtual Turkey Drive – where we can stretch your donation further to get turkeys, hams, and holiday foods of all kinds for our neighbors across 16 western North Carolina counties.

Together, we can make the holidays happen for the people who live and work right here at home, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Need Help With Water Bills? New Water Assistance Program Could Offer Help.
Oct 6 all-day
online

If you’re behind on your water bill or afraid your water might get cut off, a new resource might be able to help you. On Jan. 4, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved more than $450,000 in federal funding for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). The initiative is aimed at preventing water disconnections and helping reconnect drinking and wastewater services.

The LIHWAP will be administered by Buncombe County-based Eblen Charities. The nonprofit will make payments directly to utilities on behalf of qualifying households. The program is slated to run through Sept. 30, 2023 or until funds are exhausted.

Eligibility requirements

Households that currently receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Work First services, or those that received Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) services from Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021, are automatically eligible to receive this benefit if their water services have been cut off or are in danger of being cut off.

For additional eligibility information or to apply, please contact Eblen Charities at (828) 255-3066.

New ZOOM Pass Adventures
Oct 6 all-day
online

Have you ZOOMed yet? Buncombe County Public Libraries give library card holders access to free passes for local museums and attractions. It’s called a ZOOM pass, and you can check one out with your library card.

Starting in September, the library has two new and one returning ZOOM pass attractions for library card holders of all ages.

The Asheville Art Museum has returned to ZOOM. We’re excited to add Team ECCO Aquarium and Shark Lab in Hendersonville, and thanks to our partnership with Buncombe Parks & Recreation we are now offering free paddleboat and launch passes for Lake Julian Park. These new partners join the other popular attractions like the Nature Center and the Arboretum on our ZOOM pass team.

We have an online reservation system at the library website you can use to reserve a one-day pass for the location of your choice. Passes may be reserved up to one month in advance and most passes are family passes that will admit several adults and children. You can pick up your pass at any library up to one week before your reservation.

There’s so much to do in Buncombe County and you can now use your library card to do it! If you have any questions, ask at your library.

Organic Growers School: Join Our Board of Directors
Oct 6 all-day
Organic Growers School

20210611_120149

The Organic Growers School is looking for dedicated individuals interested in serving on our Board of Directors! We are currently seeking socially conscious, diverse, impact-driven individuals to join our Volunteer Board of Directors.

The board of directors plays a critical role in the Organic Growers School. Members of the board are involved in program and policy oversight, financial management, strategic direction, and fundraising.

 

OGS is looking for energetic, passionate people to:
🌱 Build community networks
🌱 Act as change catalysts in the community
🌱 Serve as ambassadors for organic growing & OGS

 

If you believe in the value of organic growing and want to be part of OGS’s change agenda, we have a chair for you at our boardroom table!

 

Applications are due by October 10th.

WNC Career Expo – Employers Register Now!
Oct 6 all-day
online w/ WNC Agricultural Center-Davis Event Center

Great companies start with great people, and you’ll find both at the WNC Career Expo. Plan to join us Tuesday, October 11 from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Presented by the Mountain Area Workforce Board and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Western North Carolina businesses and organizations are ready to promote career opportunities for job seekers in advanced manufacturing, technology, health care, tourism, professional services, and other high-growth industries. All job seekers are encouraged to attend this one-stop opportunity to meet directly with representatives from companies hiring now.
“We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina” Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pack Memorial Library
PSABC is excited to be co-hosting the “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina” travelling exhibit with the Buncombe County Special Collections.
The exhibit was put together by Preservation North Carolina and highlights the history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople from throughout the state.
Can you donate Food or Supplies?
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
various locations
Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible