Event Date: 01/19/2020   Event Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us on Sundays at 8:30 am or 11:00 am Wednesday's at noon (28) 252-1795 [email protected] https://emmanuellutheran.info/

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51 Wilburn Place , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/19/2020   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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The New Year is time for reflection, resolution and change. Maybe we start out with high hopes making lots of resolutions only to abandon them shortly after. So what is that determines whether we can maintain the momentum needed to actualize those desired changes? This series will explore the power of the mind of intention to launch us into being the person we want to be. January 5 – 26 with Resident Teacher, Sharon Lovich at Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), $10/per drop-in class (discounts for Monthly Members) 828-668-2241 https://www.meditationinasheville.org/living-with-intention-drop-in-series/

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1070 Tunnel Rd. Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro's) , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 01/19/2020   Event Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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“Walking In Another’s Shoes - Stories from Asheville’s Past and Hope for the Future” will be presented by Al Whitesides, at the Sunday, January 19, 2020 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2:30-4:00 PM, at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC. All are welcome to attend. In 1950’s Asheville, Al’s parents taught their children that the only way to fight segregation was with an education. Al took that to heart. He is still working to promote education. Of course we cannot walk in another’s shoes, nor can we experience the prejudice endured by another’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economic or physical circumstance. Stories, however, can be enlightening, enriching and educational. Join Al Whitesides as he recounts growing up in segregated Asheville, and how he now works to secure a promising future for all in Asheville. Alfred Whitesides, Jr., a current Buncombe County Commissioner, is passionate about educational opportunity for all. He has served on the Asheville City Board of Education, the Board of his alma mater NC Central University, and as chair of the UNC-Asheville Board of Trustees. In 2016, UNC-Asheville honored Al Whitesides’ legacy with an honorary degree and the dedication of Whitesides Hall. Professionally, Al had a successful career of 40 years in banking with First Union National Bank in Asheville, Wachovia, and Mountain 1st Bank and Trust. Among all his accomplishments, Al is most proud of his role as a husband, father, and grandfather. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. The Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville endeavors to nurture the capacity and responsibility of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world. We are inspired by the ideal of working to create a more humane society, recognizing each person’s worth and dignity, and helping to bring out the best in him or her. We are a member of the American Ethical Union and an affiliate of the American Humanist Association. We join together to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals, to celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s crises, and to cultivate ethical behavior in our community. For more information: call 828 687-7759, email [email protected], visit our website at: http://EHSAsheville.org, or see us on MeetUp: www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville. Weddings and Ceremonies Officiated: The Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville offers individualized, custom wedding services. Joy McConnell, Ethical Culture Leader (clergy/celebrant), and Jackie Simms, Ethical Culture Officiant and Humanist Celebrant, are available to perform wedding (and other significant life event) ceremonies. Joy contributes a portion of the officiating charge to the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Honoraria for Jackie's officiating are direct contributions to the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, a 501(c)(3) organization. Both Joy and Jackie love officiating weddings, so please spread the word. For more information: contact Joy at 828-808-4710 or via her profile on www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville, or contact Jackie at 828-687-7759 or email [email protected]

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227 Edgewood Rd , Asheville, NC 28814
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Event Date: 01/20/2020   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for the 10th Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taking place Monday, January 20th at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church. Community potluck from 5:00-6:30pm in Kenilworth Center,4 Chiles Ave. (directly behind church) followed by the program which will begin at 6:30pm in the Church Sanctuary. The theme of this year’s event is: "Environmental Injustice: Race, Class and Climate Change.". We are honored to welcome William Barber, III as keynote speaker. William Barber, III is the strategic partnerships associate at The Climate Reality Project (www.climaterealityproject.org). He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate. William currently serves as co-chair for the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign Ecological Devastation committee (www.breachrepairers.org/blog/eco-devastation) and is a member of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary's Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board. Mr. Barber will lead a discussion on Environmental Racism and the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on the poor and people of color. The evening will be hosted by Marvin Chambers a founding member of A.S.C.O.R.E. (Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality) and an icon of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina. DJ Profe$$ah G. will be spinning great tunes and onsite childcare will be provided. Come out for food, fellowship and learn how The Poor Peoples Campaign is continuing the dream Of Martin Luther King, Jr. and advancing his legacy into our collective future! For more information contact Katie Adams 828-273-3747 or [email protected]

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123 Kenilworth Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/22/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Wednesdays January 8 – 29 4 week drop-in series / 7 – 8:15pm Throughout history human beings have sought to improve their external situation, yet despite all our efforts we are no happier. Superficially it looks as if our world is improving but in many respects are lives are becoming much more complicated and dissatisfying. Join us for this 4-week exploration based in Buddhist view and see how we can find our happiness from a different source. Each drop-in class includes guided meditation, a talk and time for discussion. Everyone Welcome. $10.00 828-668-2241 https://www.meditationinasheville.org/happiness-from-a-different-source-drop-in-series/

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1070 Tunnel Rd. Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro's) , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 01/26/2020   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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This course will introduce you to some of Buddha’s most profound views on the human mind as well as set you up to begin a daily meditation practice. We begin with an Introduction to Buddhism — an overview of the nature of the mind and how we can achieve our greatest potential in this life. Then after a break the second session is a meditation workshop, which explores why to set up a daily practice and how to do so. The workshop will include some guided meditations and provide plenty of time for questions. Comfortable chairs are available as well as cushions and refreshments during the break. With Resident teacher Sharon Lovich at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805 $25 or (discount for Monthly Members) Refreshments served during the break. 828-668-2241 https://www.meditationinasheville.org/fundamentals-of-buddhist-meditation/

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1070 Tunnel Rd. Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro's) , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 02/04/2020   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Come join us for an evening of poetry and storytelling with spoken word poet, Tanner Olson. Tanner will share the Gospel message and his life experiences in a poetic, humorous, and engaging way.

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51 Wilburn Place , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 02/14/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Now in 20+ cities, this Yoga-inspired workshop is more than dating, it's "Yoga for your Love Life!" Combination relationship skills class + speed date, you'll share a moment of guided connection with up to 24 dates in a traditional Puja circle. Exercises are fun, PG-rated (think light partner yoga, actor's improv, eye-gazing, dance), and are infused with positive relating skills. You'll walk away not only with matches, but with a refreshing perspective on what relationships can be! *In only two years, over 7,000 singles have gone on 53,000+ dates in 25+ cities worldwide. 95% have matched with one or more dates. If you don't match, your next event is on us! Get your ticket today and experience the magic singles from New York to San Francisco-to now London!-are raving about! * "I met the love of my life! I was hesitant to go but I'm SO glad I did!" - Catherine B. (Denver) * "Unquestionably the best dating event I have ever attended. It's transformative." - John N. * "I now feel that I have a much deeper understanding of what it means to be a man in a relationship and how to make dating a beautiful experience." - Justin M. * "I really felt like a goddess surrounded by strong, beautiful, empowered men." - Brandi D. For all dates in Asheville, NC visit: https://www.tantrany.com/date/asheville/ For all cities worldwide: https://www.tantrany.com/date/

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62 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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