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Outdoor Pools OPEN for Season

Pool Calendar Pool Hours, Pools are open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, pools may close for a short period of time or the entire day. Follow individual pools on Facebook for the latest information on closings. Pool Admission, Swim Lessons, and After Hours Parties Cost to swim is $3.00 per day. Visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs and lounging towels. The facilities are managed through an agreement with Swim Club Management Group of Asheville which oversees maintenance, hires staff, and handles daily operations. Community members can sign up for swim lessons and book private parties on the management group’s website, www.buncombepool.com. Pool Locations Pools are located across the county, ensuring easy access for all kids and families. Cane Creek Pool 590 Lower Brush Creek Road Fletcher, NC 28732 Like on Facebook, Erwin Pool 58 Lees Creek Road Asheville, NC 28806 Like on Facebook, Hominy Valley Pool 25 Twin Lakes… Event Location: Cane Creek Pool. Erwin Pool. Hominy Valley Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Sunday, August 7, 2022, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dog Park @ BCSP Closed for Maintenance on Mondays

Parks & Recreation The Dog Park at the Buncombe County Sports Park will be closed on Mondays for general cleanup and time for the grass to recover.  Thank you for understanding. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Monday, August 8, 2022. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

North Buncombe Pool and Owen Pool Closed for Season

Pool Calendar Event Location: North Buncombe Pool. Owen Pool. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Monday, August 8, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022.

Community Engagement Market @ Maple Crest Apartments at Lee Walker

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Monday, August 8, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 20 Lee Garden Ln, Asheville, NC 28801 Building #10. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Erwin Middle School

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County.  The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Monday, August 8, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 20 Erwin Hills Rd, Asheville NC 28806. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Big Ivy Community Center

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 540 Dillingham Rd  Barnardsville 28709. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Eco-Explore: Interesting Insects

Swannanoa Library "Come out to your local library to explore the world of insects! This event will be hosted by the North Carolina Arboretum's ecoEXPLORE program, a, science-related program designed for kids (5-13 years old) to get them outside and foster a curiosity for wildlife. We will learn all about what makes an insect an insect, in celebration of the Entomology Badge, meet an interesting insect, and search for bugs outside. For more information about ecoEXPLORE, check out the website at: ecoexplore.net. Notice - Description: "Come out to your local library to explore the world of insects! This event will be hosted by the North Carolina Arboretum's ecoEXPLORE program. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club

Age Friendly This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton Street. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Lunch & Learn- Crisis Prevention: Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure w Vaya Health Professionals

Enka-Candler Library "If you can predict it, you can avoid it!" Though avoidance is not always possible, planning for how to prevent and/or manager a crisis can help both caregivers and individuals experiencing behavioral challenges. The course is designed to increase one's skill level in working with individuals who are experiencing emotional crisis. Class is free and registration is required. To Register (required): Go to VayaHealth.com/Calendar or Call Enka-Candler Public Library at 828- 250-4758. Hosted by the Enka-Candler Public Library in partnership with the Vaya Health Geriatric & Adult Mental Health Specialty Team. All Vaya Health trainings are free and accredited through the NC Division of Health Service Regulation which awards one contact hour for each hour of training. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group

Leicester Library This month we're discussing The Last Castle  by Denise Kiernan.   The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm in the Community Room at the library. Newcomers welcome! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - WNC Nature Center at Oakley Library!

Oakley / South Asheville Library Did you know that animals can smell, hear, taste, touch, and see in totally different ways? Join the WNC Nature Center as we explore five different animals and the way they use their senses in unique ways through exploration, hands-on challenges, and a little bit of imagination. We'll also be meeting a live animal ambassador! Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Bartlett Arms Apartment

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County.  The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 121 Bartlett St. Asheville NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Film Screening: The Remains of the Day

Pack Memorial Library Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Groovin' on Grovemont Concert Series: BoogiTherapi

Swannanoa Library Groovin' on Grovemont, Swannanoa's popular outdoor summer concert series, is returning to Grovemont Square for its twentieth year, with a full schedule of music and family fun on three Tuesday evenings, July 12, July 26 and August 9. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and come enjoy these free family-friendly evenings of great music and food! Grovemont Square is located adjacent to the Swannanoa Library, 101 West Charleston Avenue. This year's Groovin' will include a delicious selection of freshly prepared foods, including smoked chicken, Southern BBQ pork, tempeh with peppers and onions, heirloom tomato-basil salad, watermelon, and plenty of other offerings to tempt your appetite. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available, as well as kid-sized portions. As always, 100% of the proceeds — every last penny — will go to the Swannanoa Community Council and Friends of The Swannanoa Library for the benefit of all those who use and enjoy Grovemont Park and the Swannanoa Library. A giant used book sale will run fro… Notice - Description: Join us for our 20th anniversary of Groovin' on Grovemont. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Informational. Book Sale. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Health and Wellness Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stephens Lee Recreation Center Room TBD 30 George Washington Carver Ave Asheville, NC 28801.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Icky, Sticky, Spineless Things! With the ECCO Aquarium

Enka-Candler Library A very special program in place of our regularly scheduled story time. Explore marine invertebrates with the ECCO Aquarium! What is an invertebrate? Introduction to the 5 main families of ocean invertebrates, interactive lab with invertebrate sorting buckets, and interactive experience with live specimens. This event is full, we are no longer taking registration. . Notice - Description: Explore marine invertebrates: What is an invertebrate? Introduction to the 5 main families of ocean invertebrates, interactive lab with invertebrate sorting buckets, and interactive experience with live specimens. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pack Library Book Club

Pack Memorial Library The Pack Library Book Club is a book discussion group that meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30AM  at the library. Newcomers are always welcome! The August book will be The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. If you have any questions about book club, you can email jen.waite@buncombecounty.org or call her at 828-250-4700. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Age Friendly Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre- registration needed. This event is Free. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Board of Adjustment - Regular Meeting

Board of Adjustment This meeting will be in-person only. Agenda , Notice, View Application Information on the Development Projects Page Request to Participate in Hearing as a Witness , Request to Participate in Hearing as a Party with Standing , Quasi-Judicial process Explained , How are land use decisions made? Meeting Type: Board of Adjustment. Notice - Description: Regular Meeting. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 200 College St Board of Commissioners Chambers.

Preventive Health Lunch & Learn

Age Friendly Preventive Health Education and HOT TOPICs Locally and Nationally discussed. All communities welcome! Hosted by Kathey Avery, Avery Health Education and Consulting LLC, (Avery HEC LLC) Free. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

LEGO Time

Leicester Library Join us for this FREE event at the library! Meet other builders & practice your amazing LEGO skills. Drop in, or stay the entire time. LEGOs and snacks provided. No registration required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Pisgah View Apartments

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1 Granada St. AVL 28806. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Plant Pets

Weaverville Library SPACE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE STOP BY THE WEAVERVILLE LIBRARY OR CALL (828) 250-6482 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. Join us at the Weaverville Library to create your own plant pet. Then take it home and watch it grow! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: meredith.eudy@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sand Hill Community Garden Workday

Parks & Recreation Join volunteers with the Sand Hill Community Garden.  Raise fresh produce for your family and others in need. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Criminal Justice Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stephens Lee Recreation Center Afterschool Room 30 George Washington Carver Ave Asheville, NC 28801.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Swannanoa Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club

Age Friendly This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton Street. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Foot Care Clinic

Age Friendly Foot Care Clinic for older adults in the community with educational materials about healthy aging. Services include: - Toenail trimming - Filing calluses - Checking for common medical problems that impact mobility - Referrals to community services - Baseline cognitive assessments. No registration required. For more information about this free event, contact Shira Wolf-Camplin, wolf-camplin@memorycare.org, 828-771-2219. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Shiloh Community Association.

Back-to-School Community Clothing Swap!

Enka-Candler Library It's that time of year, back to school!  Looking to save some money on clothes, backpacks, and shoes? Have your children grown and their smaller clothes are still laying around? Do you have an abundance of backpacks? Bring items to our back to school clothing swap in the community room! We're asking you register so we know how many people to expect and registration guarantees a table set out for you and your belongings. Rules of the Swap: -Registration Required. Call us or visit buncombecounty.org/library, scroll to the calendar, and select the sign up button. This reserves a table for you. -Kids, Teen, and Adult clothes and shoes are welcome. (They must be clean and in good or great condition. Ask yourself "Would I give this to a friend or family member?") - Backpacks/messenger bags are welcome to swap! -No socks, no undergarments. -Can bring in up to 30 items. Anything not taken, leave it behind and they'll be dropped off at a donation center. -Share this and spread the word, the more the merrier! Any… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Creative Writing Group online

Leicester Library Join us for creative writing online! We'll meet on Zoom and do several rounds of writing prompts. The group is simple - we just write and read our writing to each other.  This is a supportive and fun environment that gets your creative juices flowing with low stakes and lots of fun.   Email anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org for the link to the online meeting.  The contents of this presentation are for informational purposes only.  Nothing herein constitutes medical, legal, or financial advice nor is it a substitute for professional advice on any issue.  You should not rely on the information received in this presentation for any important decisions, including medical, legal, or financial decisions.  Always consult with an appropriate professional for specific advice related to your situation.  The views and opinions expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect those of Buncombe County or its Public Library System. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

WNCHA History Hour: Asheville’s Black Baseball Teams *Registration Required*

Pack Memorial Library Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) and Buncombe County Special Collections Thursday, August 11 at 6pm for a special History Hour event exploring the history of Negro League baseball teams in Asheville, and the larger influences of these leagues on the Civil Rights movement. This event will be held in person at Buncombe County Special Collections at Pack Memorial Library in Asheville. It will also be livestreamed and recorded for those who cannot attend in person. Asheville has a long history with baseball. Three regional or national Negro League teams—The Royal Giants, Black Tourists, and Blues—played within the city between 1916-1955 before and during the integration of the major leagues. These teams were often overshadowed in the public eye by Asheville’s white teams, but still drew throngs of spectators to watch the talented players (and some famous opponents) play at Oates Park, Pearson Park, and McCormick Field. This program will examine the pioneering figures such as E.W. Pea… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4740. Email: packnc@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.wnchistory.org.

Rescheduled - Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us at Join us at Noir Collective AVL, 39 S. Market St. in downtown Asheville, for our discussion of this month's book pick, The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin. WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK AT THE LIBRARY Call your local Buncombe County Public Library or visit buncombecounty.org/library to reserve your copy online. NOIR COLLECTIVE AT THE YMI Stop by the Noir Collective during open hours, call 828-257-4540, or email angela@ymiculturalcenter.org to check availability. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Noir Collective AVL 39 S. Market St. Suite C Asheville, NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

TV/Paint Recycling Day

Electronics & HHW Schedule Friday, August 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 81 Panther Branch Road Alexander, NC 28701. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

PEAK (Parents of Estranged Adult Kids) Online Support Group

Age Friendly Fe Anam Avis author of Parents of Estranged Adult Kids and therapist Keli Rugenstein, PhD are conveners. They will offer support on parental estrangement. There is no fee for this group, though participants should purchase PEAK book on Amazon - PEAK Fe Anam Avis To register, click here.  For more information, contact F Anam Avis: fe@asecondday.com 614-208-4090. Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Virtual.

Creating with Books!

Pack Memorial Library Join Ginger Huebner from Roots + Wings School of Art and Design for 90 minutes of serious fun creating with books! During this session we will explore painting on and inside books that were going to be discarded from the library. Be ready to let go, be inspired and embrace your spontaneous side as we mixing colors, creating patterns, and using tape for masking designs. All ages are welcome - no artistic experience is necessary! For more information: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org or call (828) 250-4700. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Teen - (grades 6-12). Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

YMCA Mobile Market at the Library

Oakley / South Asheville Library The YMCA Mobile Market will be set up in the lower library parking lot (adjacent to the playground) from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family. The market provides fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and a Community Engagement Table. While you're here, stop in to get a library card if you don't have one, pick up a cookbook or two to experiment with your bundle of groceries, or grab a DVD to watch while snacking.  Distributions are FREE.   ALL community members are welcome. . Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Informational. Community Meetings. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English--fun for the whole family. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Age Friendly Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre- registration needed. This event is Free. Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Community Engagement Market @ Senior Opportunity Center (Case manager day)

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Senior Opportunity Center 36 Grove Street Asheville, NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Rhythm and Percussion Class with the Rhythmic Arts Project of AVL

Enka-Candler Library Join us for a fun hour of drumming! This class with The Rhythmic Arts Project is for everyone, ages 5 through adult, which means this is a fun family event! This program is free and welcome to everyone, but registration is required. Please select the sign up button and let us know who will be attending so our instructor can provide enough percussion instruments. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Friday, August 12, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sand Hill Community Garden Workday

Parks & Recreation Sand Hill Community Garden workday every Saturday, 9am-11am, weather permitting.  Join the community garden email list to stay up to date on garden tasks, workday cancellations and special events. email parks@buncombecounty.org for more information. . Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the Library Pop Up Book Sale!

Black Mountain Library Black Mountain Friends Of the Library Pop-Up Book Sale! Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Black Mountain Library Education Room   Children's books: 2 for $1 Fiction: a bag full for $5 Friends-Only preview sale starting at 9:30--not a member?--you can join on the spot!  . Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

East Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Special Event: Outdoor Storytime!

Fairview Library Bring a blanket or folding chairs and join us for a story time event exclusively OUTDOORS!  This story time will be geared to children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. We're looking forward to seeing you there! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Online Pilates Class

Pack Memorial Library Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. To sign up for the class, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. Wake up and work out! These classes are offered to the public free of charge. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Informational. Classes. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Drum Day at East Asheville Public Library!

East Asheville Library Join in the rhythm with Dancing Drum for Family Drum Day at East Asheville Library! Drums and other instruments will be provided for you to play at this exciting, all-ages, all-abilities drumming event. PLAY DRUMS, HAVE FUN! This free, family event is sponsored by Dancing Drum and the East Asheville Public Library! You can email info@dancingdrum.com with any questions or call the East Asheville Public Library at 828-250-4738. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Performance. Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Erwin Community Pool Open

Pool Calendar Erwin Community Pool open on weekends through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Event Location: Erwin Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read a Romance

Pack Memorial Library August is National Read a Romance Month! Join us as we celebrate and explore this popular genre featuring local romance authors Kel O'Connor and Brooke Campbell. The featured authors will read book excerpts and talk about their experiences writing and publishing contemporary romance. Pack Library will also feature romance novels from our collection that can be checked out to library cardholders. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons at Pack Memorial Library! All players aged 13-17 are eligible Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Author Talk - Andrew Aydin

East Asheville Library Author Andrew Aydin will join us at the East Asheville Public Library to talk about his work with the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis and their #1 New York Times bestselling work, March. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Erwin Community Pool Open

Pool Calendar Erwin Pool open weekends through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Event Location: Erwin Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dog Park @ BCSP Closed for Maintenance on Mondays

Parks & Recreation The Dog Park at the Buncombe County Sports Park will be closed on Mondays for general cleanup and time for the grass to recover.  Thank you for understanding. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Monday, August 15, 2022. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Hominy Valley Pool and Cane Creek Pool closed for season

Pool Calendar Event Location: Cane Creek Pool. Hominy Valley Pool. Monday, August 15, 2022 – Friday, August 19, 2022. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Deaverview Apartments

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Monday, August 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 275 Deaverview Road, Asheville, NC 28806. Deaverview Community Center. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Big Ivy Community Center

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 540 Dillingham Rd  Barnardsville 28709. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Audit Committe Meeting

Audit Committee Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 200 College Street, Room 310 Asheville, NC 28801 *or will update meeting location to virtual as needed. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Learn to Play Bridge

Pack Memorial Library Bridge is a great card game! It is played all over the world. You can find a bridge game in almost any country on every continent. In this 2-hour session you will learn to play bridge-the bidding, the play, and how to defeat your opponents! Bridge is a fun social game that requires patience, planning and thinking. The session will teach you how to think like a bridge player. You will play many bridge hands with explanations on how to proceed in the play. There will be handouts for you on the subjects as they are taught. Come, learn and enjoy! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club

Age Friendly This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton Street. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group - ONLINE DISCUSSION

Leicester Library For those patrons who are unable to attend book club in person, we are offering this online discussion of August's book:  The  Last Castle by Denise Kiernan. Newcomers welcome!  Please email anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org for the Zoom link. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Join us to discuss this month's book: Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown  This is a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting. Participants may come in person to the North Asheville Library or participate via Zoom.  Registration is required for the Zoom link.  The North Asheville Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Asheville Middle School Community Market

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Drive through Market in front of the school 211 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Commission Briefing

Commissioners Meeting Schedule Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 200 College Street Room 326 Downtown Asheville.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Commission Meeting

Commissioners Meeting Schedule Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 200 College Street Room 326 Downtown Asheville.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Education Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. YWCA of Asheville 2nd Floor Board Room 185 S. French Broad Ave Asheville, NC 28801.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Enka-Candler Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Bingo!

Pack Memorial Library Join us for more Bingo! No cost to participate. Donated prizes available. Lots of fun and fellowship and corny jokes. Light refreshments will be served. Suitable for all ages. Prizes are donated by the Friends of Pack Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Age Friendly Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre- registration needed. This event is Free. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Preventive Health Lunch & Learn

Age Friendly Preventive Health Education and HOT TOPICs Locally and Nationally discussed. All communities welcome! Hosted by Kathey Avery, Avery Health Education and Consulting LLC, (Avery HEC LLC) Free. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

YMCA Mobile Market

Leicester Library The YMCA Mobile Market will be set up in the library parking lot from 1 -2 pm. Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family.  All are welcome, regardless of income or family size. Distributions are free and no paperwork is required. The market provides fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and a Community Engagement Table with valuable services such as cooking demonstrations.  While you're in the lot, stop in to get a free library card if you don't have one, pick up a cookbook or two to experiment with your bundle of groceries, or grab a DVD to watch while snacking. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Introduction to Medicare with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County

East Asheville Library Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused about which benefits are right for you? Do you need more information? The Council on Aging of Buncombe County will help answer some of your Medicare questions in this free class. No registration required. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka History Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Join us for the Enka-Candler History Book Club! We read historical fiction and non-fiction books. The next book for discussion is, King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism by Adam Hochschild.  All newcomers are welcome. We will be meeting in the community room. Books are available for pick up at the front desk. No registration is required to attend this program. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Time

Leicester Library Join us for this FREE event at the library! Meet other builders & practice your amazing LEGO skills. Drop in, or stay the entire time. LEGOs and snacks provided. No registration required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Shiloh Community Market

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. You must wear a mask at all markets. Notice - Description: This is a drive through market or 2 people at a time to participate in the market. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 486 Caribou Road Asheville, NC 28803. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sand Hill Community Garden Workday

Parks & Recreation Join volunteers with the Sand Hill Community Garden.  Raise fresh produce for your family and others in need. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Housing Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stephens Lee Recreation Center Afterschool Room 30 George Washington Carver Ave Asheville, NC 28801.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Swannanoa Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hominy Creek Comfort Makers- Knit, Crochet, Sew, Makers Group

Enka-Candler Library If you can sew on a machine, hand sew, crochet or knit, stuff a pillow or iron come join our makers group! Sewers, knitters, and menders are welcome to join us. We will be working on projects that provide comfort items to anyone struggling. Comfort items may include but are not limited to quilts, crocheted or knitted blankets, Hospice pillows, chemo port pillows and beanies/hats. To get us started there will be a few Hospice pillow kits, cut and ready to sew, stuff, and complete. Come prepared with your supplies & tools including sewing machine, fabric, yarn and any other items you might need. The library will have some materials on hand as well! You're also more than welcome to join us, hang out, and work on your own project if you'd like. The group meets in the library community room. No registration required. Interested in learning more about the group, follow @hominycreekcomfortmakers on Facebook. Any questions, call us at 250-4758 or email hominycreekcomfortmakers@gmail.com. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Other. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Prehistoric Oceans

Weaverville Library SPACE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE STOP BY THE WEAVERVILLE LIBRARY OR CALL (828) 250-6482 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. Before taking over the land, life began in the oceans. Eventually, some animals found their way back to the water. Join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences as we dive through prehisory and discover the different ways reptiles returned to the deep and timeless seas. On this marvelous maritime expedition, participants will learn why Plesiosaurs had such long necks, what group of dinosaurs took to the waves, and even come face to face with a life-size Cryptoclidus! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: meredith.eudy@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Informational. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club

Age Friendly This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton Street. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Prehistoric Oceans: What Lived in the Sea Before Me

West Asheville Library While dinosaurs ruled the land, marine reptiles ruled the waves. here did Mosasaurs live, and why did plesiosaurs have long necks? Are any of these creatures still alive?Join us on a deep dive through time as we learn more about the creatures living in the ancient oceans. Ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Registration required. Either sign up here or call 828-250-4750. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Summer Reading Programs. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club: The Mad Girls of New York: A Nellie Bly Novel by Maya Rodale

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a book discussion hosted by the Friends of the Skyland/South Buncombe Library!  We are pleased to announce that the book club will be held in-person again for August.  We will be in compliance with County and CDC guidelines; masks are not required. This month we will be reading The Mad Girls of New York: A Nellie Bly Novel by Maya Rodale.  The book is available in both physical and digital editions through Buncombe County Public Libraries, and we will also have a few extra copies to borrow at the South Buncombe branch that you can stop by and sign out.  From the publisher: A gripping and compelling novel based on the true story of fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who will stop at nothing to prove that a woman’s place is on the front page.    In 1887 New York City, Nellie Bly has ambitions beyond writing for the ladies pages, but all the editors on Newspaper Row think women are too emotional, respectable and delicate to do the job. But then the New York World challenges her to an assignment she'd… Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fur, Feathers, and Scales with the WNC Nature Center

Enka-Candler Library Learn the importance of preservation and conservation through a one-hour presentation (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) with two live animal guests and bio-facts, including animal skeletons, skins, feathers, skulls, and more! . Notice - Description: Learn the importance of preservation and conservation through a one-hour presentation (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) with two live animal guests and bio-facts, including animal skeletons, skins, feathers, skulls, and more! Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Performance. Classes. Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Thursday Night Lights - Screenings of Vintage Asheville High School Football Game Footage

Pack Memorial Library Join Buncombe County Special Collections and the Asheville City Schools Foundation on Thursday evenings throughout the summer to enjoy screenings of football game review films from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Whether you're excited to remember your glory days or hoping to watch your Dad's famous game-winning touchdown, we hope you'll join us as we gear up for the fall football season! We especially invite AHS athletes past and present to enjoy these highlights of vintage games. Friends of Buncombe County Special Collections will provide light concession-style refreshments. Screenings will begin at 6 pm in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4740. Email: packnc@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Local History & Genealogy. Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Storytelling Performance by Larry Pearlman at the Black Mountain Library

Black Mountain Library Storytelling performance by local storyteller Larry Pearlman at the Black Mountain Library! Larry Pearlman has been a professional teller in NC since 2018, but has incorporated stories all of his life as an author, public speaker, workshop facilitator, actor, radio show host, Director of Field Sales Training for an international company, and a minister. He is currently president of the Asheville Storytelling Circle and believes their motto: If you’ve got a life, you’ve got a story. Here he is to present some stories from his life. This is part of the American Perspectives Storytelling Collaboration between the Asheville Art Museum and Buncombe County Libraries. This program was funded in part by a grant from the Art Bridges Foundation and based on an exhibition organized by the American Folk Art Museum that is currently on display at the Asheville Art Museum. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

WNC Rocks! A Local Geology Program

Weaverville Library Learn more about WNC's rocks and minerals with local Geologist Dr. Jeffrey Wilson!  This program is designed for adults and teens but all ages are welcome.  No Registration Necessary. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

PEAK (Parents of Estranged Adult Kids) Online Support Group

Age Friendly Fe Anam Avis author of Parents of Estranged Adult Kids and therapist Keli Rugenstein, PhD are conveners. They will offer support on parental estrangement. There is no fee for this group, though participants should purchase PEAK book on Amazon - PEAK Fe Anam Avis To register, click here.  For more information, contact F Anam Avis: fe@asecondday.com 614-208-4090. Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Virtual.

Tracks and Scat: A Program with the Friends of the WNC Nature Center

Fairview Library Studying what an animal leaves behind is a great way to learn about the lifestyle and habits of local wildlife.  Participants will rotate among three stations to play animal track games and design their own track guides, as well as work in small groups to study scat models. A fun, family program for ages 10 and up. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Prehistoric Oceans

Skyland / South Buncombe Library SPACE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE STOP BY THE SKYLAND/SOUTH BUNCOMBE LIBRARY OR CALL (828) 250-6488 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.  Before taking over the land, life began in the oceans. Eventually, some animals found their way back to the water. Join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences as we dive through prehistory and discover the different ways reptiles returned to the deep and timeless seas. On this marvelous maritime expedition, participants will learn why Plesiosaurs had such long necks, what group of dinosaurs took to the waves, and even come face to face with a life-size Cryptoclidus! Notice - Description: SPACE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE STOP BY THE SKYLAND/SOUTH BUNCOMBE LIBRARY OR CALL (828) 250-6488 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. Before taking over the land, life began in the oceans. Eventually, some animals found their way back to the water. Join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences as we dive through prehistory and discover the different ways reptiles returned to the deep and timeless seas. On this marvelous maritime expedition, participants will learn why Plesiosaur… Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Featured Event: Special Event. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Age Friendly Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre- registration needed. This event is Free. Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Prehistoric Oceans: A Program with the NC Museum of Natural Science

Fairview Library Join us as we dive through prehistory and discover the different ways reptiles returned to the deep and timeless seas.  On this marvelous maritime expedition, participants will learn why plesiosaurs had such long necks, what group of dinosaurs took to the waves, and even come face to face with a life-size Crytoclidus. A fun, family program for ages 8 and up. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Friday, August 19, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Klondyke Homes

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Friday, August 19, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 500 Montford Ave. Asheville NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Adult Fishing Day at Charles D. Owen Park

Parks & Recreation Event Location: Charles Owen Park - 875 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 684-0376. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Sand Hill Community Garden Workday

Parks & Recreation Sand Hill Community Garden workday every Saturday, 9am-11am, weather permitting.  Join the community garden email list to stay up to date on garden tasks, workday cancellations and special events. email parks@buncombecounty.org for more information. . Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

East Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pollinators - Garden Heroes and Helpers: A Program with the Master Gardener Youth Outreach

Fairview Library Explore the world of pollinators - the insects and animals that help plants thrive and provide healthy crops for food, fibers, medicines and other products.  Discover how we can help the pollinator heroes in their vital role to sustain habitats that support us and the wildlife that surrounds us.  We'll do a butterfly craft, too! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tiny Tots Yoga

Swannanoa Library Saturdays at 11-11:45  May 28 June 11 & 25 July 9 & 23 August 6 & 20  Outdoors in Grovemont Park unless it's raining. Bring yoga mats--they are not provided. Limited numbers on rainy days, indoors at Swannanoa Library. Please come early to get a  place in our activity room. Caregivers must be present during the event.  Brandon Hudson is a trained yoga instructor. Notice - Description: Join Ms. Brandon for a fun mix of toddler yoga, songs and stories! Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Storytelling Performance by John Toineeta

East Asheville Library For centuries, tales of Cherokee history and folklore have been passed from generation to generation in spoken form, most likely at day’s end by the light of a campfire. This time they will be passed along to others at the East Asheville Library by John Toineeta, a gifted storyteller and flute player from Cherokee.   This special performance is part of the American Perspectives Storytelling Project sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum and Art Bridges. Thank you to our sponsors! Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Erwin Community Pool Open

Pool Calendar Erwin Community Pool open on weekends through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Event Location: Erwin Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons at Pack Memorial Library! All players aged 13-17 are eligible Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Skyland Library Knitting & Crochet Club

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Bring your needles or your hooks and join us for some friendly company as you work on your current project.  No registration necessary; just come by the Skyland Library community room with a love of yarn! Please note this is not a class -- we welcome knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, but there might not be anyone on hand to teach the basics if you've never tried before.  Feel free to come and chat or observe, though! Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Erwin Community Pool Open

Pool Calendar Erwin Pool open weekends through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Event Location: Erwin Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Sunday, August 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dog Park @ BCSP Closed for Maintenance on Mondays

Parks & Recreation The Dog Park at the Buncombe County Sports Park will be closed on Mondays for general cleanup and time for the grass to recover.  Thank you for understanding. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Monday, August 22, 2022. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Edington Center

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Monday, August 22, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 133 Livingston St. AVL 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Big Ivy Community Center

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 540 Dillingham Rd  Barnardsville 28709. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Quilting Bee

East Asheville Library Quilters of all ages welcome. Bring your own sewing machine and project or work on a community project. Snacks not provided, but we encourage you to bring a bag lunch. Drop in any time to participate! Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club

Age Friendly This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton Street. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Lunch & Learn- Overcoming Communication Barriers w Vaya Health Professionals

Enka-Candler Library Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn't strong enough or is broken, our relationships tend to unravel. This curriculum is designed to look at common communication problems and methods to make it an easier, more efficient process. Examples of communication to use and and those to not use will be discussed. Class is free and registration is required. To Register (required): Go to VayaHealth.com/Calendar or Call Enka-Candler Public Library at 828- 250-4758. Hosted by the Enka-Candler Public Library in partnership with the Vaya Health Geriatric & Adult Mental Health Specialty Team. All Vaya Health trainings are free and accredited through the NC Division of Health Service Regulation which awards one contact hour for each hour of training. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Bartlett Arms Apartment

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County.  The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 121 Bartlett St. Asheville NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Summer BINGO for the whole family!

Fairview Library Come one, come all---come kids and parents and teens and grandparents and...did I mention that everyone is invited? It’s BINGO time at the library! There will be corny jokes, zany prizes, and hardcore competition! Bring your neighbors! Bring your kids! Bring your neighbors kids! Prizes donated by the Friends of Fairview Library! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Spanish Language Conversation Practice Group

Pack Memorial Library Join us for this friendly and welcoming Spanish Language Conversation Practice Group. This is geared towards people with intermediate level Spanish skills and offers an immersive and supportive chance to practice and sharpen your skills. This group meets on the 4th Tuesdays of each month in person at Pack Library.  All are welcome to participate. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Other. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

American Perspectives: Storytelling at the Library featuring Becky Stone & Catherine Yael Serota

Enka-Candler Library Everyone has stories to tell from the private and mutual experiences of their lifetime. Our folk and self-taught artists capture these stories in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimonies to the unfolding story of America. Storytellers do the same thing with spoken words. The Asheville Art Museum and Buncombe County Public Libraries are presenting a series of storytelling programs in August and September to highlight the Art Museum’s current American Perspectives exhibit. Here’s the schedule for our storyteller series: Tuesday, August 18 at 6pm Larry Pearlman at the Black Mountain Library Tuesday, August 23 at 6pm Becky Stone and Catherine Yael Serota at the Enka-Candler Library Tuesday, August 24 at 6pm Becky Stone and Catherine Yael Serota at the Skyland/South Buncombe Library Thursday, August 25 at 6pm Connie Reagan Blake at Pack Memorial Library  Friday, August 26 at 2pm Vixi Jill Glen at the Leicester Library Saturday, August 20 at 11am John Toineeta at the East Asheville Library… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Performance. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.ashevilleart.org.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Education Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. YWCA of Asheville 2nd Floor Board Room 185 S. French Broad Ave Asheville, NC 28801.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Health and Wellness Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stephens Lee Recreation Center Room TBD 30 George Washington Carver Ave Asheville, NC 28801.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Coffee and Equali-Tea Time

Age Friendly Log on and spend some time with our diverse group of LGBTQ+ 55+ community.  A time and place for you to share your thoughts about our 55+ community. Ask questions, encourage involvement, advocate and learn.  Laugh, joke, meet new family and greet others. There is an evening version of this event.  We hold this weekday morning session for those who prefer to connect then. Registration for the series is required.  Once you register for the series, you can attend any of the events. To register, click here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have an online calendar, be sure to save the confirmation there. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Enka-Candler Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Age Friendly Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre- registration needed. This event is Free. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

LEGO Time

Leicester Library Join us for this FREE event at the library! Meet other builders & practice your amazing LEGO skills. Drop in, or stay the entire time. LEGOs and snacks provided. No registration required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ Pisgah View Apartments

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1 Granada St. AVL 28806. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Storytelling Performance by Becky Stone and Catherine Yael Serota

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Pictured here is one of our featured performers this evening: Catherine Yael Serota.  Catherine is a native of Asheville and spent much of here life in Western North Carolina. Her stories paint vivid pictures of childhood and heritage. Her storytelling portfolio contains tales of Appalachian historical, folk, tall tales, personal vignettes, and literary masterpieces seasoned with humor. This program was funded in part by a grant from the Art Bridges Foundation and based on an exhibition organized by the American Folk Art Museum. For further information on this series, contact your local library or visit buncombecounty.org/library. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: ryan.kampert@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sand Hill Community Garden Workday

Parks & Recreation Join volunteers with the Sand Hill Community Garden.  Raise fresh produce for your family and others in need. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Reparations Impact Focus Area- Criminal Justice Work Group Meeting

BC.org - Homepage Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Montford Community Center 34 Pearson Drive Asheville, NC 28801.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Library Knitters and Stitchers

Weaverville Library The Knitters and Stitchers are back!  Join us for a morning of crafting and conversation.  This is not an instructional group, but newcomers are most welcome.  Pre-registration is not required.  Come ready to meet fun people! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: 8282506482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Swannanoa Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Burton Street Senior Elite Club

Age Friendly This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton Street. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Foot Care Clinic

Age Friendly Foot Care Clinic for older adults in the community with educational materials about healthy aging. Services include: - Toenail trimming - Filing calluses - Checking for common medical problems that impact mobility - Referrals to community services - Baseline cognitive assessments. No registration required. For more information about this free event, contact Shira Wolf-Camplin, wolf-camplin@memorycare.org, 828-771-2219. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Shiloh Community Association.

Summer Movie Series: Hitchcock in the 50s: Vertigo

Fairview Library Fairview Library is excited to welcome back James Rosario for a summer movie and discussion series!  James is a North Carolina Film Critics Association member and author of the movie blog thedailyorca.com. He will introduce each film and lead a discussion after.  All films will be on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 in the Community Room. Come out and enjoy Vertigo with other movie buffs in Fairview! This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Drum Circle @ Lake Julian Park

Parks & Recreation Come as you are Drum Circle at Lake Julian.  We will be meeting at various shelters around the park so please contact zach.hickok@buncombecounty.org or call 828-684-0376 for more info. *PLEASE BRING OWN DRUM*. Event Location: Lake Julian Park - 37 Lake Julian Road Arden, NC. Email: zach.hickok@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 684-0376. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Storytelling Performance By Connie Regan-Blake

Pack Memorial Library Storytelling by Connie Regan-Blake: From Another Time: Celebrating the Legacy of Ray Hicks We have been looking up to him from the beginning . . . the lanky 6’ 7’’ man of the mountains, who came out into the world, bearing old-world gifts that have enriched modern lives beyond measure.  Connie Regan-Blake first met Ray Hicks on October 7, 1973, in Jonesborough, Tennessee. It was an afternoon that changed her life . . . and the course of storytelling in the United States. The setting was the first National Storytelling Festival. Come listen to stories of how Ray became the face of traditional Appalachian mountain storytelling along with Connie’s personal reflections on her long friendship with the Hicks family. Connie Regan-Blake is one of America’s most celebrated storytellers. Connie has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances and workshops. Entertaining audiences in 47 states, 18 countries and on 6 continents, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Performance. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Live Jazz Hour at Enka!

Enka-Candler Library Join us on Thursday evenings throughout the spring and summer for our free jazz hour. Host and composer, Michael Jefry Stevens will be joined by musician friends once a month for a live performance at the Enka Candler Library. Program will be held in our community room. Masks are optional at this time, we ask you do what makes you feel comfortable. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Enka-Candler Library. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Performance. Music. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Diagnosing and Solving Plant Problems

Leicester Library The abundant summer garden brings rewards as well as challenges. Just as flowers turn to fruit, holes, spots and blotches appear creating havoc and frustration for gardeners. Knowing common seasonal issues of garden and landscape plants can help to know when or if treatment is needed.   Join Alison Arnold and the Extension Master Gardeners Plant Clinic to learn how to diagnose and solve plant problems in your garden and landscape. Samples will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

TV/Paint Recycling Day

Electronics & HHW Schedule Friday, August 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 81 Panther Branch Road Alexander, NC 28701. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Friday, August 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

PEAK (Parents of Estranged Adult Kids) Online Support Group

Age Friendly Fe Anam Avis author of Parents of Estranged Adult Kids and therapist Keli Rugenstein, PhD are conveners. They will offer support on parental estrangement. There is no fee for this group, though participants should purchase PEAK book on Amazon - PEAK Fe Anam Avis To register, click here.  For more information, contact F Anam Avis: fe@asecondday.com 614-208-4090. Friday, August 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Virtual.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 26, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Friday, August 26, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English--fun for the whole family. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Friday, August 26, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Age Friendly Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre- registration needed. This event is Free. Friday, August 26, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Shiloh Community Center. For more info visit www.ashevillenc.gov.

Storytelling Performance by Vixi Jil Glenn

Leicester Library Vixi Jil Glenn is a storyteller native to WNC. Her love for all things Appalachian has evolved into a passion for the old-timey Jack Tales as told by the Ray Hicks’ family from Banner Elk, NC. Vixi enjoys telling ancient faerie tales as well as sharing her own style of original rhyming faerie tales. She often reminds people that she is friends with faeries, elves, leprechauns and all sorts of little people. This special performance is part of the American Perspectives Storytelling Project sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum and Art Bridges. Thank you to our sponsors! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Friday, August 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market @ ABCCM-West

Community Engagement Markets The Community Engagement Markets are open to the community and located throughout Buncombe County. The Community Engagement Markets are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. Friday, August 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1914 Smoky Park Hwy Candler NC 28715. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

After Hours at the Library- Family Movie Night!

Enka-Candler Library Ocean of Possibilities themed free movie nights at the library! Join us after hours to watch Moana (PG) in July and Luca (PG) in August. Films take place in the library community room after the library has closed. Popcorn will be served. Chairs will be out, but you're welcome to bring blanket, sleeping bag, or pillows to sit on the floor. Food and beverage welcome, but beverages must contain lids. No alcoholic beverages on library property. No child can be left unattended. We ask you to respect other people's space and wear a mask if you prefer. Masks are no longer required in libraries. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Friday, August 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Birding Walk and Boat Ride

Parks & Recreation All Ages Welcome  Suitable for Beginners and Advanced Birders  To sign up or for more information email conner.white@buncombecounty.org or call 828-684-0376. Event Location: Lake Julian Park - 37 Lake Julian Road Arden, NC. Email: conner.white@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 684-0376. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

Sand Hill Community Garden Workday

Parks & Recreation Sand Hill Community Garden workday every Saturday, 9am-11am, weather permitting.  Join the community garden email list to stay up to date on garden tasks, workday cancellations and special events. email parks@buncombecounty.org for more information. . Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina

Pack Memorial Library Notice - Description: The history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina comes to life in a new traveling exhibit at Pack Memorial Library. Produced by Preservation North Carolina (PNC), the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina, is on display until Oct. 10. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

East Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Erwin Community Pool Open

Pool Calendar Erwin Community Pool open on weekends through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Event Location: Erwin Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons at Pack Memorial Library! All players aged 13-17 are eligible Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Saturday, August 27, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Erwin Community Pool Open

Pool Calendar Erwin Pool open weekends through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Event Location: Erwin Pool. Phone: 828-348-4770. Sunday, August 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dog Park @ BCSP Closed for Maintenance on Mondays

Parks & Recreation The Dog Park at the Buncombe County Sports Park will be closed on Mondays for general cleanup and time for the grass to recover.  Thank you for understanding. Event Location: BC Sports Park - 58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC. Email: parks@buncombecounty.org. Phone: (828) 250-4260. Monday, August 29, 2022. For more info visit buncombecounty.org.