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Thursday, April 15, 2021
 April is Earth Month: virtual 5k/10k with the Bend Marathon! 
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Sierra Club

We have 15 entries for free registration for the first 15 people to raise $150. Your virtual race can be completed between April 12 – May 25, plus you can earn other fun prizes:

We’ve set a goal to raise $150k for Earth Month to advance climate solutions, ensure clean air and water for all, and make the outdoors an accessible and safe place for everyone. 2021 is a crucial year for us to come together for the future health of our planet and generations to come.

If you’re interested in learning more about other ways to get involved in Earth Month, we’ll be releasing our schedule of activities later this week, or you can make a $39 donation to get the Marine Layer Earth Day T-shirt.

#Resilience is reflecting on the stories of Women’s History Month!
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ #Resilience
Sprinkle Caldwell

#Resilience is reflecting on the stories of
Women’s History Month!

This month, we highlighted the women who have paved the way and who continue to pave the way while embodying resilience. The women we have featured are perfect examples of women who not only have had resilience in their careers and lives, but also help others build resilience through their practices and examples.

Donna Volpitta has used the characters in her Pathways to Empower program for over 10 years. Characters like the ant, grasshopper, glowworm and dragonfly have helped her teach not only her own children, but now children across the country the importance of mental health and how to have a conversation about it.

And by children, we don’t mean elementary-school aged kids. Donna serves kids of all ages: K-12 and college. She launched Pathways to Empower in January of last year, right before the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide resources to help people learn how to build resilience and foster mental health.

“We tell toddlers all the time, ‘use your words.’ The truth is they don’t have them. They don’t know how to say the things we want them to so we need to descriptive, we need to give them language to be able to handle the challenges. That’s what resilience is, right? To be able to handle the challenges.”

Listen to Donna Volpitta’s interview now!

8th Annual Business Plan Contest
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Henderson Chamber of Commerce

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 8th Annual Business Plan Contest. A well-written business plan lays the foundation for a financially successful business. A well-prepared and executed business plan will grow sales, employment, and improve the bottom line. The business – start-up or existing – with the winning business plan will receive business services including advertising, tax, legal, and marketing for free, a value of over $7,000!
The 8th Annual Business Plan Contest is open to start-ups as well as existing businesses. You DO NOT have to be a Chamber member to participate. Electronic submissions are due to the Chamber by Monday, April 19, 2020. A panel of judges will select the winner and present the award at a reception hosted during Henderson County’s Small Business Week. The date for the celebration is still to be determined.
Be the Change Challenge, a virtual 5k/10k fundraiser
Apr 15 all-day
Online

The Junior League of Asheville is excited to announce Be the Change Challenge, a virtual 5k/10k fundraiser to be held between April 9th and 18th, 2021.  Members of the community are invited to skip, hop, walk, run, or race the event, which will also act as fundraiser for the JLA.  Funds raised for this event will directly support the programs of the Junior League of Asheville.  Please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Anytown/JuniorLeagueofAshevilleVirtualRun to register for Be the Change Challenge.

The Junior League will be awarding $5000 in grants, at minimum increments of $500, to regional nonprofits, with a focus on organizations that serve vulnerable individuals and children in Western North Carolina.  Applicants are limited to organizations in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and McDowell counties.  Grant applications are due by March 9, 2021.  Grant recipients and lead time winners will be announced on April 19th.  To access the application and apply for a grant, please visit https://juniorleagueofasheville.org/2021/02/be-the-change-grant/

“This has been a challenging year for our community and for the nonprofits who provide invaluable services to the most vulnerable members of our community.  We hope that this virtual race will encourage participants to get outdoors and engage in healthy activities while simultaneously supporting our grant program and the local community.” –  Jamie Bryan-Whitlock, JLA President.

If you are interested in becoming a community partner or sponsor of the Junior League of Asheville please contact [email protected]

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day Free Energy Chats
Apr 15 all-day
Blue Horizons Project

Asheville Earth month graphic

Blue Horizons Project Home Energy Chats

Our team at Blue Horizons Project provides free, unbiased technical advice and expertise about all your home energy questions, including but not limited to solar energy, weatherization, HVAC replacement, and hot water heaters.

Let’s Start The Conversation!

The Blue Horizons Project wants everyone in Buncombe County to understand, support and be a part of our mission to create a clean energy future. If you have a question, want to know how you can help or have an idea to share, we want to hear about it.

Earth Month Bingo: Show Your Planet Some Love
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ WNC for the Planet

WNC for the Planet Logo

#WNCFORTHEPLANET

April is Earth Month, and for all of you looking for ways to help our beautiful mother Earth, we’ve got you covered. This year 6 of the partnering environmental organizations have gathered various way for you to enjoy nature, learn new things about the environment, and help protect our local ecosystems. By participating in some of these activities, you can be entered to win a bundle of goodies. Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on each bingo square to learn more about that activity.
  2. Use this printable bingo card to track the activities you complete.
  3. Once you’ve completed a row or column on the bingo card, email your filled out bingo card to [email protected]
  4. For every row or column that you complete you’ll get one entry into the drawing for a swag bag prize bundle.
Family Fun Pack Contest: Week of the Young Child
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Smart Start Partnership for Children

Family Fun Pack Contest 1

We are SO excited to be partnering with WTZQ and Children Family Resource Center to bring you the first EVER Family Fun Pack Week of the Young Child Contest!

Check out the cool prizes below! Stay tuned for how to enter between April 10th and April 16th. 

Grants for printing + distribution: Recycling outreach materials in rural + small communities
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Carolina Recycling Association
Funding Available for Rural & Small Community Outreach 
CRA Providing Assistance for Printing & Distribution 
CRA is thrilled to announce we will be offering grants for the printing and distribution of recycling outreach materials in rural and small communities!  Our goal is to help reduce contamination and increase participation in these community recycling programs!  
Over the past few years we have heard from many small communities and haulers that there is a great need for financial assistance to reach their residents with anti-contamination and proper recycling information, and we are answering that call for help. The Carolina Recycling Association (CRA) has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist rural and small community residential commingled or source separated recycling programs in North and South Carolina. The purpose of this grant is to fund the purchase and distribution of education and outreach materials for these communities in order to help educate citizens on what can be recycled in their respective communities and to combat recycling contamination.  Applicants should carefully read the entire application before completing.
 
Application Due Date:

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Eligible Entities:
  • Rural local governments, defined as counties, municipalities, councils of governments and solid waste authorities in North and South Carolina.
  • Private or nonprofit haulers that provide recycling collection services to rural communities.
  • Programs offering residential curbside collection or county convenience center drop-off recycling programs.
  • For the purpose of this grant, a rural community as defined by USDA has a population of 10,000 or less.
Henderson County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments are Now Open to All Groups
Apr 15 all-day
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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments 

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open to all groups. Appointment options will be posted below when available.

  • Please check next week for more appointments 

Henderson County Call Center: 828-585-4700 | Screening Form

Vaccine Appointment Frequently Asked Questions 

NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center: 888-675-4567


North Carolina Vaccine Information | Dashboard | Find a Vaccine Location

Vaccine Fact Sheets: Pfizer | Moderna | Janssen (J&J)


Other Henderson County COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Need a lift to your vaccination appointment?

Henderson County residents may contact Apple Country Transportation for a free ride to their pre-scheduled vaccination appointment. Busses are clean, safe and comfortable and serve COVID-19 immunization clinics throughout Henderson County. Call (828) 698-8571 to schedule a ride.

 

MLK Youth Scholarship
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

Did you know Buncombe County is actively involved in an important initiative aimed at more accurately reflecting the history of racial and economic injustice? The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s nationwide effort to work with counties to raise more awareness about individuals lynched in our County. Further, the project is working to bring about community healing concerning Jim Crow-era discrimination, mass incarceration, state-sanctioned violence, contemporary racial trauma and violence, and other important issues.

The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a partnership with multiple local organizations that all recognize the need to publicly acknowledge and educate the public about racial issues. This work ties into the County’s 2025 Strategic Plan which is focused on equity defined as: Systems, policies, and practices that support equity for all people and an organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. To learn more about the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, click here.

 MLK Youth Scholarship

Martin Luther King Junior’s work to advance equal rights was pivotal in helping shape today’s landscape. There is much work still to be done, but his legacy continues to inspire generations. Buncombe County strives to be a place where Dr. King’s vision is realized by prioritizing equity and being intentional about highlighting racial injustice through initiatives such as the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, our Racial Equity Action Plan, and other efforts.

To further honor Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy, Buncombe County wants to ensure students are aware of the MLK Youth Scholarship for Buncombe County residents. Applications are due April 15, learn more here.

Montreat Demolition Threat
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Montreat Stewards
The Montreat Conference Center is proposing demolition of three historic structures, used as lodges, to develop the land for a new, larger lodge. A local group, the Montreat Stewards, has formed to oppose the development and created a petition. We oppose the proposed demolition and support the Montreat Stewards in their efforts to save these homes.
Stop the Hotel in the Center of Montreat

We oppose the proposed development of a lodge on Assembly Drive, immediately across from Robert Lake Park, in the most historic neighborhood of Montreat.

We urge the Conference Center to preserve this location as is and to look elsewhere for any development plans.

If and when a permit is sought, we urge the permitting authorities of Montreat to deny this application.

Need to Appeal Your Tax Value?
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

No matter how thorough and fair a reappraisal may be, there are still instances when only the property owner has all the information necessary for an accurate appraisal. Informal appeals for the tax year 2021 can be filed anytime between Jan. 1-April 28, 2021. Additionally, anyone receiving a change of value notice after April 1, 2021 has thirty days from that notice date to file an appeal.

Photo Contest Buncombe County Parks: Theme for April is Game On
Apr 15 all-day
Buncombe County Parks
Backpack, water bottles, stickers, and other I Heart Parks items

We know you love Buncombe County parks! We get tagged in lots of pics on Facebook and Instagram. Why not get a sweet reward for your photo skills?

Each month, we’ll announce a theme. Post your favorite photos to Instagram or Facebook showing the theme in one of our parks. Make sure to tag @BuncombeRecreation and use the hashtag #IHeartBCParks. Be sure your photo is set to “public” and use the hashtag or we won’t be able to find it. (Full rules below.)

Our theme for April is… (drumroll, please) Game On! You play soccer, disc golf, volleyball, kickball, gaga, horse shoes, fishing, bocce, lacrosse, softball, baseball, and more in Buncombe County parks. Post your best pics by Apr. 30; you can submit an unlimited number of photos. Be creative and think outside the box.

The winning photo will receive:

  • Cool I Heart Parks swag: rope bag cross body sling, water bottle, compass, first aid kit, pen, and stickers
  • Picture set as the cover photo for Buncombe County Recreation Service’s Facebook page for a month
  • Bragging rights

Want to get a jump on the competition? Future themes include kids, pets, autumn views, and Leave No Trace.

#IHeartBCParks Photo Contest Rules and Guidelines

  1. Photos MUST be taken at a Buncombe County park. Tag or identify your location in your post.
  2. You do not need to be a Buncombe County resident to enter. Everyone is eligible to submit an entry*.
  3. Photos must be posted on Facebook or Instagram.
  4. Entry participants must be a follower of Buncombe County Recreation Services on Facebook or Instagram. Non-followers are not eligible.
  5. To enter, post your photo on Facebook or Instagram tagging @BuncombeRecreation on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtag #IHeartBCParks. (If you do not use this hashtag we won’t be able to find your photo.)
  6. Make sure your photo is set to “public” so we can see it.
  7. By submitting your photo, you warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship. You understand and agree that Buncombe County Recreation Services can re-post your photo and credit your name/username in any future promotions hereafter.
  8. All photos must be posted within the time frame to be eligible.
  9. Individuals may submit an unlimited number of photos.
  10. Prizes cannot be substituted, transferred, or returned for cash. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
  11. This contest is not sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.
  12. Be creative and think outside the box. Get out and enjoy your Buncombe County parks, pools, and open spaces!

*Entries must be submitted by individuals ages 18 or older. Employees of Buncombe County, the contest’s participating sponsors, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether it is “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

To receive the I Heart Parks monthly newsletter, sign up online.

Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Based on member interest, we are exploring adding a new Professional Networking Group specifically for veterans. Our Professional Networking Groups are dedicated member professionals who gather weekly to develop relationships, learn about each member’s business, and share leads and business ideas. Only one representative per industry is permitted.

For this group, participants would be a business that is veteran-owned or someone in a management position attending who is a veteran.

If interested, please contact Member Development Specialist Jessica Kanupp at [email protected] for more information. 

Racial Justice Essay Contest grades 9-12
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

Did you know Buncombe County is actively involved in an important initiative aimed at more accurately reflecting the history of racial and economic injustice? The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s nationwide effort to work with counties to raise more awareness about individuals lynched in our County. Further, the project is working to bring about community healing concerning Jim Crow-era discrimination, mass incarceration, state-sanctioned violence, contemporary racial trauma and violence, and other important issues.

The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a partnership with multiple local organizations that all recognize the need to publicly acknowledge and educate the public about racial issues. This work ties into the County’s 2025 Strategic Plan which is focused on equity defined as: Systems, policies, and practices that support equity for all people and an organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. To learn more about the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, click here.

Racial Justice Essay Contest

The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Buncombe Community Remembrance Project is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending public high school in Buncombe County, North Carolina where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants.

Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.

Registration Open for Senior Games + Silver Arts 2021
Apr 15 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

Each spring, hundreds of locals 50+ years-old enjoy participating in the Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts. This year’s program will be held at locations throughout Buncombe County from the week of Apr. 19 through May 19 (tentative). There is no registration fee this year.

To register, fill out a registration form (see documents below) or register online at ncseniorgames.org.

Sports include bowling, croquet, football throw, softball throw, golf, putt-putt, cycling, track and field, archery, cheerleading, swimming, billiards, badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, tennis, and table tennis. Age categories start at 50 and increase at five year intervals.

Silver Arts categories are classified as Heritage (quilting, woodwork, crochet, basket weaving, jewelry, needlework, tole painting, weaving, knitting, pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, and woodturning), Visual (solo, small group, and large group), Performing, Literary (poem, short story, essay, and life experience), and Contemporary. Art pieces will be displayed online.

Support Our Local Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County
Apr 15 all-day
Online

We need your help today!
As we all look forward to a time when life can get back to normal, the challenges of fundraising through a global pandemic persist.  Our home tours, Griffin Awards and education programming are still virtual and we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our Time Traveling Gala for the second year in a row.  We miss seeing everyone!
Our fundraising has slowed down, but we haven’t!  Every month we send you an update on the work we are doing around the county, from trying to save a freedman’s cabin in Sandy Mush to fighting a demolition threat in Montreat and a whole lot in between, we are busier than ever!
Today we hope you will consider becoming a memberbusiness member or making an additional donation.  As we see demolition threats, large and small, pop up all over the county, we need your support more than ever!
Your support makes what we do possible.
Sustainability Consulting w/ Organic Growers School
Apr 15 all-day
Organic Growers School

Need help with your farm, garden, or homestead?

Contact us for a free 20 minute call helping you to identify your needs and goals and assess which service might be right for you. We offer a wide variety of consulting services—with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available—including:

  • Assessment of land that you own or want to purchase.
  • Sustainability systems on your farm, garden, or homestead.
  • Guidance for your land-based project.

How the process works:

Step 1: We talk on the phone to identify your goals and needs.
Step 2: We select a service and price that best meets your needs.
Step 3: We set up a time for an in-person site visit or video call
Step 4: We coach you through a self-assessment process.
Step 5: We have our virtual or in-person site visit.
Step 6: We invoice you.
Step 7: We follow up with you with next steps, referrals, report, etc.

Projects Suitable for Consulting

Site Assessment, Earthworks, Water Catchment, Renewable energy, Garden Design &Installation, Orchards, Food Self Reliance, Soil Testing, Animal Systems, Ponds, Greenhouse, Barn & Shed Construction, Sustainable Forestry, Hardscaping, Landscaping, Mapping Your Land, Conservation, Composting, Pasture Management, Companion Planting, Organic Weed, Pest, & Disease Management, Food Storage & Preservation, Herb Gardens, Beekeeping, Wild Plant ID, Farm Planning, Land Design.

Need help with your farm, garden or land?
We offer a wide variety of consulting services—with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available.
Contact us for a free 20 minute call helping you to identify your needs and goals and assess which service might be right for you.
Taxes, Stimulus Payments, and the Child Tax Credit – New Provisions in the American Rescue Plan
Apr 15 all-day
Online
Taxes, Stimulus Payments, and the Child Tax Credit –
New Provisions in the American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11 and includes several tax-related components which will have a substantial impact on WNC residents with low incomes during the 2021 tax year and potentially going forward permanently. We encourage you to share this information across your networks so that people in need can take advantage of these provisions.

The IRS has extended the filing deadline to May 17th, 2021, and we strongly encourage you to complete your taxes even if you have never filed before. This year is especially important to file if you have not received one or more stimulus payments and if you have a child(ren) under age 17.

Stimulus Payments and Child Tax Credit

  • You might not have gotten all of the money you and your family are owed. If you don’t have earnings from work or you get disability benefits, you can get your full stimulus payments by filing taxes now.
  • If you or someone you know did not qualify for a stimulus payment before, you might qualify for one now. The rules about who can get stimulus payments keep changing. File taxes to see if you are owed money, and to make it easier to get money in the future.
  • ARPA includes an expanded Child Tax Credit for 2021.  This plan includes $3600 for children ages 0-5 years and $3000 for children ages 6-17.
  • The IRS will send periodic payments from July-December but are still deciding if the payments will be monthly or quarterly. These payments will account for half of the 2021 child tax credit. The second half could be claimed when filing 2021 tax return.
  • You must file your 2020 taxes to qualify for the expanded Child Tax Credit payments.
  • Experts expect the ARPA to lift 4.1 million children out of poverty in 2021

Learn more about ARPA and the child tax credits in this analysis from the Brookings Institution and a podcast from NY Times.

Traveling Trunks – Bring the Museum to your Classroom!
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Traveling Trunks and Kits are an economical way to bring the Museum to YOU! Rental fee is a refundable deposit of $15 per trunk. Trunks include many artifacts and a week of lessons.

Trunk deposits are always refundable, but if you choose to donate your deposit, these funds are used to assist students with economic needs to be able to come on field trips or to Living History Days.

Call 828-253-9231 or email [email protected] for information or to schedule your program.

Another way to bring the Museum to YOU is with an In-School Presentation!

A trained museum volunteer or staff person will present any of the above topics in your school. Programs may be presented to as many as 50 students per presentation (some are more hands-on and 25 students would be more appropriate).

Cost is $3 per student.

Choose a program, traveling trunk/kit, or suggest a custom program. Craft topics may include an extra supply fee.

UNC Asheville Opens On-Campus Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with MAHEC
Apr 15 all-day
UNC Asheville Reuter Center
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Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, UNC Asheville has a new role to play in combating COVID-19, expanding the campus’ commitment of care and compassion beyond the classrooms and into the community, as the Reuter Center has been transformed into a COVID-19 immunization site in partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC).

“MAHEC and UNCA are eager to urgently vaccinate as many people as possible every week until COVID is no longer present in Western North Carolina,” commented MAHEC’s CEO Jeff Heck. “UNCA is a great partner and together we will work to bring the vaccine to as many residents as possible.”

The site continues to call individuals as vaccine shipments arrive. Schedule updates and frequently asked questions will be posted at https://coronavirus.unca.edu/faq/covid-19-vaccine/, and individuals will be contacted directly with their appointment details.

Video Recap: Board of Commissioners’ Regular Meeting (April 6, 2021)
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

Commissioner Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 200 College St. in room 326 in downtown Asheville. To view previous meetings, meet your Board of Commissioners, and check out future agenda items, you can visit buncombecounty.org/commissioners.

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no public attendance will be permitted. The public will be able to watch the meeting via Facebook Live @Buncombegov or on BCTV, bctv.viebit.com, or Charter channel 192.***

Virtual Arts + Crafts Home Tour
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

This year you can join us for the Arts & Crafts Home Tour from the comfort of your home!  Tour Possum Trot and Dogwood Cottages in Albemarle Park and finish with Sondley House in Haw Creek.  Due to location and accessibility, these homes would not normally be included in the tour, so this is a special treat!
Virtual WNC Career Expo – Spring 2021
Apr 15 all-day
Online

Find the Next Step in Your Career

Great companies start with great people, and you’ll find both at the WNC Career Expo.

In-person event:

Thursday, April 15, 2021
11 am-6 pm
at Rabbit Rabbit (75 Coxe Ave. in downtown Asheville)

Virtual event:
April 14 – 16, 2021
Available for job seekers to access any time of the day. Employer chat availability times determined by employer.

The WNC Career Expo, hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, connects area employers with talented workers.

Voices of the River: Art + Poetry Contest
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ RiverLink

Create a river-inspired work of art for our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. You can make 2D or 3D creations, write poems, haikus or short stories, or even record a dance, skit or song that you create. Winners will receive a variety of prizes donated by local businesses and organizations.

Show Us What the River Means to You!

Every spring we host our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. We ask kids to use the river as a source of inspiration to showcase their creativity. Each year we are so amazed by the talent of these young artists, poets, and performers. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works in various mediums, poems and creative writings, and video compositions of songs, dances, or skits. Winners are selected by a council of judges made up of local artists, writers, and community leaders. Many generous businesses also donate prizes for winners from each age group and category.

This year we want you to show us “How has the river helped you during this time of isolation?”

All entries are due by Thursday April 22nd

Tour a Local Greenway w/ GPS based tour app: TravelStorys
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Online w/ TravelStorys

Take a Tour of a Local Greenway

Greenways are a wonderful place to exercise, recreate, and reconnect with nature! Using a new GPS based tour app called TravelStorys, we’ve created an educational self-guided tour for the local Reed Creek Greenway. On this tour you learn about the plants, animals, and natural features you can find in this beautiful urban green space.

URGENT NEED: Blood Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Blood Connection

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Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low

The Blood Connection extends collection hours in response to urgent need

 

The Blood Connection, the community blood center, is seeing historically low blood donor turnout and has extended its center hours in response to this urgent need. According to the latest TBC data, local hospitals have consumed twice as much blood as the community has donated. If this trend continues, it could cause a blood rationing event or blood shortage for hospitals in this community. Donation centers are now open earlier and later to accommodate more blood donors.

URGENT NEED: Blood Donor Turnout Hits Historic Low
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Blood Connection

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The Blood Connection, the community blood center, is seeing historically low blood donor turnout and has extended its center hours in response to this urgent need. According to the latest TBC data, local hospitals have consumed twice as much blood as the community has donated. If this trend continues, it could cause a blood rationing event or blood shortage for hospitals in this community. Donation centers are now open earlier and later to accommodate more blood donors.

Virtual Lessons: How Rivers Form and Change
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online w/ RiverLink

Learn How Rivers Form and Change

Rivers are a constantly changing natural feature, and understanding how they change over time is crucial to understanding how to protect them. Check out our virtual lesson using our stream table simulation and learn how our communities can better prepare for these changes.

American Rescue Plan Makes ACA Insurance More Affordable; Get Free Help, Signing Up w/ Pisgah Legal + Partners
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Pisgah Legal Services

Make a Free Appointment Today

Appointments can be made online at www.pisgahlegal.org/aca or by calling (828) 210-3404. For the safety of consumers, staff and volunteers, all appointments are currently being conducted by phone. Depending on where you live in WNC, some of Pisgah Legal’s ACA Partners may be offering in-person appointments.

 

Last year, more than 90 percent of North Carolinians who enrolled for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov) received financial assistance to make their plans more affordable. Subsidies are based on household taxable income and may be difficult for consumers to calculate themselves. Pisgah Legal can help with this process and can factor in unemployment benefits if needed. Pisgah Legal can also answer questions about other coverage, such as COBRA, and help people apply for Medicaid and CHIP.

 

Pisgah Legal and other Enrollment Partners of WNC participating organizations give local residents free, unbiased health insurance information and enrollment assistance in the NC Health Insurance Marketplace. These organizations include: Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Mountain Projects, Inc., Western Carolina Medical Society, and Pisgah Legal Services.

The ACA – also known as “Obamacare” – is the law that ensures access to quality, affordable health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. With these plans, consumers are protected and:

  • Can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing health condition and can’t be dropped for getting sick;
  • Insurers can’t charge higher premiums to women; and
  • Insurers can’t sell substandard plans that don’t pay for essential health care benefits.