Event Date: 08/26/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Buncombe County Democratic Party officers will meet at BCDP HQ to discuss the past month and plans for the coming month. We'll hear updates from auxiliaries, reports from each member of our executive board, and discuss the state of the party. No quorum is required for this meeting and it is open to all. Email [email protected] or call (571) 419-4174 with any questions.

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951 Old Fairview Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/31/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Buncombe County Democratic Women and Friends are invited to a special event for August! In addition to Wayne Goodwin, NCDP State Party Chair, come and meet local candidates in an informal social setting at the beautiful WNC Governor’s Mansion! Catered BBQ provided for $12. This event, the last Thursday in August, takes the place of the Dem Women’s regular August meeting date at Dem Hdqtrs. Limited parking available at Western Residence. Carpooling advised from First Bank, 79 Woodfin Place, Asheville, 28801 or One Oak Plaza parking. RSVP to [email protected] or Deborah Anderson 828-519-8656.

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45 Patton Mountain Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/06/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Please join Wenoca Group Sierra Club for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 6, when Pana Columbus and Dave Erb will present an optimistic, achievable vision of first steps toward transforming transportation in western North Carolina and beyond. This event is free and open to the public. Many of the world’s most challenging problems are strongly rooted in the extraction and consumption of fossil fuels, especially oil. For several years, though, solutions to the petroleum problem have been widely available, at reasonable prices. The primary hurdles now are societal inertia and disinformation. Pana Columbus is a writer, director, and producer of theater and film. Her film production company, Mystic Blue Films, was founded in 2013 to “foster collaboration and catalyze transformation for the common good.” Her current project, the feature film “The Apple and The Radish”, will be shot in the greater Asheville area. The purpose of the movie, co-produced by singer/producer Kat Williams, is to help catalyze an electric car movement in response to our current environmental/social justice crisis. In a 36-year career as an automotive engineer, “Professor Plug-In” Dave Erb has developed vehicles using gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, natural gas, alcohol, electric, and (since 1986) hybrid electric powertrains. A public transit advocate, he served on the Asheville Transit Committee until reaching the term limit. He is a former chair of Wenoca Group’s Executive Committee. Dave and his wife Beth live in a net-zero house (which also powers their electric car) on a small lot within walking distance of UNC Asheville, where he teaches Mechatronics Engineering. Also, plan to celebrate National Drive Electric Week at the Asheville Outlets mall, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. For more information, visit https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=939 and http://www.blueridgeevclub.com/ For more information, contact Judy Mattox, [email protected], (828) 683-2716

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1 Edwin Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/12/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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New York Times Columnist David Brooks, a leading analyst of American culture and politics, will give a Founders Day keynote lecture on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. This ticketed event is free to the public. This event, which will be held in Kimmel Arena on campus, is supported by The David and Lin Brown Visionary Lecture Series and The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lectures and will be the keynote lecture for UNC Asheville’s Founders Day, a celebration as part of the university’s 90th anniversary. Advance tickets will be available here on August 12 at events.unca.edu. Doors will open at 6 p.m. About David Brooks David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight, and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present day politics and foreign affairs. Brooks has become one of the most well-known and well-read analysts of American culture and politics through his columns on the op-ed pages of The New York Times and his commentaries on television and radio. He is also the author of several books including the recent bestseller, The Road to Character, which uses the stories of very successful people to demonstrate the importance of humility and moral depth. In addition to his journalism work, Brooks is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and has taught courses at Yale on humility.

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1 University Hts , Asheville, NC 28804
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