No. 257, Dec.18-24, 2003

To submit items for this resource guide, send a brief description of the event, including date, time, place, and contact information. For organization listings, include as much contact information as possible. Deadline for listings is 6pm on Monday for Thursday publication.

All listings for ACRC refer to the Asheville Community Resource Center, located at 63 N. Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. Info: 252-8999


Thurs., Dec. 18 • Asheville City Bike/Pedestrian Task Force meets at 5:30pm in the Buncombe County training room 199 College St. in downtown Asheville. Please come prepared to discuss work items you would like the group to work on over the coming year.If you cannot make it to the meeting but would like your ideas considered for the work plan, please email them to Claudia Nix at:

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Ongoing events

Asheville Free School classes are held at the ACRC unless otherwise noted. Info: or 255-3678

Rie-ki • Info: Josh, 301-2659

Mondays • 6-9 pm Asheville Free School Life Drawing - ACRC

Third Mondays • Asheville Latin-Americans for Advancement meets. Call 277-1797 for details.

Third Mondays • Population Connection (formerly ZPG) meets. Call Greg Wilcox at 665-7531 or

Alternate Tuesdays • Asheville Community Resource Center collective meetings. 7pm, 63 N. Lexington Ave.

Tuesdays • Kung-Fu for Kids, 1pm. Info: Tamiko@255-3678

Tuesdays • Piano for Kids, 2-5pm. Info: Sara, 225-4501

Tuesdays • Western North Carolina Peace Coalition meets at 6:30 pm at International Link, 87 Patton Ave., Asheville. Info: Peace Line, 271-0022 or

Tuesdays • Food Not Bombs serves free vegan food and informal activist networking at City County Plaza, 5pm. Info: 281-4343.

Tuesdays • Beginning Spanish class with a native speaker Tuesdays, choose 12:30 or 4:00 at International Link, 87 Patton, $5 a class. 255-9104.

First Tuesdays • Community of Compassion, cannabis activist group, meets at 7pm at 729 Haywood Rd. (Fortune Building) in West Asheville. 251-0343.

First and Third Tuesdays • Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East meets, 9-10:30 am. Info: Ahmad Amara, 252-7710, Andrew Summers, 298-5320, or Jean Franklin, 669-5205

Wednesdays • Individual wellness consultation (the unclinic) for women & transgender people only, 6:30-9pm, ACRC.

Wednesdays • Earth First! meets, 7pm, ACRC. Call for info: 225-0814.

Wednesdays • Intro to Piano 5-6pm, Info: ACRC, 252-8999

Wednesdays • Modern and Postmodern Poetry Reading Group 6-7 PM Info: ACRC, 252-8999

Wednesdays • Women of Beat Literature Reading Group 7-8pm. Info: Anya, 254-5752

Wednesdays • Arts and Crafts (for kids) 10-12am. Info: Tamiko, 255-3678

Wednesdays • Sexism in the USA -6:30 pm, ACRC

Wednesdays • Mosaic Vortex community center membership meetings. Info: 271-7774

Wednesdays • Poet Potluck: Bring a vegetarian dish and speak your words. 7:30pm, Burnsville. Info/directions: 675-0171.

Wednesdays • Spanish language practice with a native speaker, 12:30pm at International Link, 87 Patton. 255-9104.

First Wednesdays • La Leche League toddler group meets 10am at Murphy-Oakley Rec. Center, 749 Fairview Rd. Info: 645-8579.

First Wednesdays • WNC Pagans’ Night Out, a monthly social gathering for local Pagans, Heathens, and practitioners of similar faiths. Info: 253-5667 or <>

Second and Fourth Wednesdays • Blue Ridge Equality Alliance (BREA) meets, 6:30pm, Wells Room, YWCA, 185 S. French Broad. Info: 252-4097 or <>

Thursdays • Piano for Kids 11-2 Sara, 255-4501

First Thursdays • Asheville Global Report Film Night Benefit, 8pm, The Big Idea, 27 Carolina Lane.

Second and Fourth Thursdays • Asheville Inn Exchange combines enthusiasm of disadvantaged young adults with nonprofit community service projects for the benefit of all. 7pm, CORE (37 Carolina Ln.). Info: 350-1900,, or

Fridays • Women in Black stand in silence against war, 5-6pm at Vance Monument. Info: 252-4536.

Fridays • German conversation practice Fridays 1:30 at International Link, 87 Patton, $2 each. 255-9104.

Fridays • WNC Peace Coalition’s Vigil for Peace, 6-7pm, Vance Monument. Info: Peace Line, 271-0022.

Fridays • Open acoustic jam, 7pm at Capricorn Studios. Info: 686-8020

Saturday • US Foreign Policy Discussion Group, 6-7 PM Candace, 255-2914

Saturdays • Stories Galories (for kids) 4-6 PM Kate, 231-4578

First Saturday of every month • Wild Foods Walk@ the Swanannoa 4H Center. Info: Patrick, 686-3196

Saturdays • Tours and service learning projects at Earthaven Ecovillage, outside of Black Mountain. 669-3937 (visitor voice mail number, please leave a message).

Saturdays • InterFaith Vigil, 11am, Prichard Park.

Second and Fourth Sundays • Poetry Slam at Area 45 Theatre, 45 Wall St., 7:30 pm. Info:

Sundays • Beginning Spanish class, ACRC, 7pm. All levels welcome, teachers welcome as well. Info: Melody, 243-6194.

Sundays • Conversational Spanish 6-7pm. Info: Melody, 243-6194

Sundays • Wild Survival@ the Swanannoa 4H Center Patrick@686-3196

Sundays • The Bountiful Cities Project holds community workdays at the Pearson Dr. garden in Montford at noon (volunteer meeting first Sunday of month). Info: Jodi at 236-9462

Sundays • Asheville Prison Book Program meets at the ACRC, 5:30-8pm. Info: 254-3025.

Sundays • Food Not Bombs serves free vegan food and informal activist networking at City County Plaza, 4pm. Info: 281-4343.

Sundays • Capoeira class, 5pm. One class free if you bring in a copy of the AGR with this notice. Info: 232-2980 or

Sundays • The Bountiful Cities Project Community Garden (formerly GROW) meets: grow food for the community. 3pm, Pearson street garden. Info 236-9462.

Third Sundays • La Leche League meets 4pm at WNC Breastfeeding Center, 50 Doctor’s Dr. 628-4438

Second and Fourth Sundays • Jubilee environmental team meets downstairs at Jubilee, 46 Wall St., 11am. Info 250-9116

Last Sunday of every month • Food Not Bombs monthly meeting. 8pm, 169 Hillside St. Info: 281-4343.

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Active Students for a Healthy Environment (ASHE) • 236-3834 or

American Indian Movement Asheville • 828-628-2862 or or <>

Americans United for Separation of Church and State • North Carolina office: 919-604-6667.

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) • 828-649-9452 or

Arthur Morgan School • 1901 Hannah Branch Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714. 828-675-4262, &

Asheville Community Resource Center • 236-1672.

Asheville Free School • or 236-3834

Asheville Life Food Collective, 280-2555.

Asheville Prison Book Program • 254-3025.

Asheville ReCyclery • Non profit bicycle repair, 828-253-7930 37 Mulberry St.

Asheville for a Socialist Colombia • 258-0731.

Blue Ridge Equality Alliance • 252-4097 or <>

Bountiful Cities Project (formerly GROW) • Growing food for the community. Info: 236-9462.

Canary Coalition • clean air group, PO Box 1556, Whittier, NC 28789-1556

Carolina Animal Action • PO Box 19242, Asheville, NC 28815, 298-4647

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association • 919-542-2402.

Carolina Interfaith Taskforce on Central America (CITCA) • Melissa Fridlin, 777-3968,, PO Box 1947, Asheville 28802

Citizens for Media Literacy • 34 Wall St. 828-255-0182.

Clean Water for North Carolina (formerly the Clean Water Fund) • Works with communities to help protect their rights to clean, safe water by providing organizing and technical assistance and statewide advocacy for swift, fair, and effective environmental enforcement. Info:251-1291, or []

CLOSER • Gay and lesbian group,

Colombia Education Project • Erin Pratt, 285-8495, or email

Community Supported Development • Seeks development that will maintain the quality of life in the areas in which we live and work. 253-2546 or <>

Community of Compassion • Local grassroots cannabis advocacy group. Call: 251-0343; E-mail:; Website: <>

Coven Oldenwilde • Local Wiccan Coven. Contact us for info about Conscientious Objector status. Call 251-0343, or visit <>

Dandelion Fund • Provides small grants to activist groups. PO Box 409, Asheville, NC 28802. 828-236-1994.

Dogwood Alliance • PO Box 7645, Asheville, NC 28802, 828-251-2525, <>

Earthaven Ecovillage • Permaculture based, off-grid, intentional community, 669-3937 (voice mail) or <> 1025 Camp Elliott Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711

eKleiwerks Natural Building • Local and international trainings in natural building; 828-252-7701;

El Eco • Asheville’s only Spanish language newspaper. Share news, announcements, events, and place advertisements. Info:

Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) • 119 3rd Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or 692-0385

Food Not Bombs • Feeding the hungry and building community, call Jason @ 281-4343.

Free Radio Asheville • PO Box 1485, Asheville, NC 28802 or

Freedom Socialist Party • 202 Edgewood Rd. #203, Asheville, NC 28804-3315, Info: 258-0731 or

Heart of the Mother/Children of the Earth: Grassroots activism for families; education, outreach, and support. Info: 828-232-0036.

Henderson County Greens • <> or 697-4254.

High Country Citizens for Peace and Justice (Boone) • <>

International Link Community Center • 87 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. 255-9104

Just Economics • 45 Sardis Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 or 665-2198.

Katuah Earth First! • PO Box 1485, Asheville, NC 28802 or 225-0814.

Katuah MASHH (Medicine for Activists Seeking Health and Healing) • 275-6221.

The Mediation Center • 189 College St., Asheville, NC 28801-3030; 251-6089, or

Mosaic Vortex • Not-for-profit youth empowerment organization. Call Breanna at 258-9395, or visit <>

North Carolina Citizens for Safe Food • Anti-biotech group. Subscribe to NC Safe Food Net at: <>

North Carolina Peace Action • PO Box 10384, Raleigh, NC 27605, , 919-469-0831

Nuclear Information & Resource Service Southeast • PO Box 7586, Asheville, NC, 28802. Contact: Mary Olson, 828-251-2060. or

OUR VOICE • formerly Rape Crisis Center, PO Box 7453, Asheville, NC 28802. 252-0562

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty • WNC Chapter, 828-253-6287.

PFLAG • Gay and lesbian family group, 277-7815

PFLAG Hendersonville, 696-8250

Physicians for Social Responsibility • Lew Patrie at 299-1242 or Stan Dienst 890-1582 <>.

Planned Parenthood • 603 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801, 252-7928.

Population Connection (formerly ZPG) • Info: Gregory Wilcox, 665-7531 or email

Quality Forward • Volunteer stream cleanup. Call Gretchen at 254-1776. P.O. Box 22, Asheville, NC 28802

RESULTS • citizens’ group, hunger and poverty advocacy organization. Cathy, 299-7957

San Cristóbal Committee of Asheville Sister Cities • 675-5525 or

Sierra Club, Wenoca group • 828-645-8917 or

Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project • PO Box 3141, Asheville, NC 28802. 258-2667 <>

Southern Appalachian Center for Cooperative Ownership • 12 1/2 Wall St. Ste. D, Asheville, NC 28801or 232-0632

SPARE CHANGE? Testing the constitutionality of Asheville’s newsolicitation ordinance.

Tranzmision • Transgender community/activist group. Allies welcome! 252-0023 or

Voices for Peace • c/o Brevard College, Box B-5649, 400 N. Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712

War Resisters League • 277-0758

War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee • 1-800-269-7464 or 285-0010

Western Carolina Women’s Coalition • PO Box 402, Asheville, NC 28802. 251-5986

Western North Carolina Alliance • 70 Woodfin Pl. #326, Asheville, NC 28801. 258-8737.

WNC Citizens for an End to Institutional Bigotry • PO Box 18640, Asheville, NC 28814. 669-6677.

WNC Civil Liberties Coalition • Been violated due to Patriot Act, or care to join? Call: 697-4254 or 271-0022

WNC-Cuba Friendship Committee • George Robinson, 232-4922

WNC Green Party • meeting info: 254-5058

WNC Peace Coalition • <> or email Peaceline, updated daily: 271-0022.

WNC School of the Americas Watch • 254-5195

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom • PO Box 8016, Asheville, NC 28814. 299-1414 or 254-5489.

YWCA of Asheville • 185 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. 254-7206.

Zim-Zam Eco-House • 277-0758

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