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National Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Month is an annual month-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. By drawing attention to the problem of suicide in the United States, the campaign also strives to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic, as well as encourage the pursuit of mental health assistance …

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SCOTTISH ISLES & GLENS

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CLOSED/FULL. SCOTTISH ISLES & GLENS SEPTEMBER 12 - 23, 2022 BOOK NOW with a $99 Deposit and Get And Additional 5% off THE LAST DAY FOR THIS SAVING IS JUNE 10TH! 12 Days / 11 Nights / 18 Meals $3702 Land Only Based on Double Occupancy / +$925 Single Occupancy Get the discount, save your place, and nothing else due …

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International Bisexual Awareness Week

The Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as BiWeek and Bisexual+ Awareness Week. It is an extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held annually on September 23. #BiWeek For More Information Bisexual Awareness Week 22 Things You Should Read for Bisexual Awareness Week

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day—a day to call attention to the growing number of people living long and full lives with HIV and to aging-related challenges of HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care. For More Information HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day(HIV.gov) Useful Links Living with HIV (Centers for Disease Control) HIV Treatment: The Basics Local Resources …

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Book Study: Fierce Love by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Wellspring Congregation 3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC

In this book Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis proposes that Fierce Love is "a bold path to ferocious courage and rule-breaking kindness that can heal the world." We are living in a world full of division. Come learn the 9 disciplines she proposes makes up this healing ferocious courage that can heal the world, starting with love of self. The Book …

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Blue Ridge Pride Festival Volunteer Reception

New Belgium Brewery 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC

Join us for a special get-together at Asheville's New Belgium Brewery.  All are welcome, but volunteers get two drinks on us!  Sign up ahead of time, or sign up at the reception. This is a chance to meet one another before the work really kicks in.  While largely a social event, we will talk about how the festival is organized …

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Youth OUTRight Galaxy Meetups

Galaxy Meetups are semi-weekly drop-in spaces for young folks to be in community with one another. This could look like sharing art, participating in writing prompts, gaming, or even cooking with each other. Galaxy is facilitated by our Youth Fellows, Ash and Reagan, with support from staff. Youth must complete an intake form prior to joining weekly programming. All weekly …

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Embracing Inclusion: a community chat

Black Wall Street 8 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC

“Community isn’t something that can be given or received. Real community requires our willingness to include ourselves.“ (Christopher Michael) This is the beginning of a much larger conversation about, with, and for WNC’s LGBTQ+ population. The intention is to explore how we can best Advocate, Celebrate, Educate, & Serve, creating a ripple effect that amplifies the diverse voices of those …

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Sapphic Book Club! – September

16 Miami Cir 16 Miami Cir, Arden, NC

**We all need more WLW books in our lives! Join us as we read a new book every month that features a prominent wlw character (or multiple!).** September's book choice is "The Unbroken" by C.L. Clark. A military fantasy novel centered on women and written by a queer, BIPOC, author. Come early if you want to grab some drinks and …

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Gay Men’s Coffee Group

City Bakery Charlotte Street Cafe 88 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC

Gay men's coffee group meets every Wednesday at 88 Charlotte St. We gather at 9:30a for stimulating conversation.  Come join us!

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Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC

Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre-registration is needed. This event is Free

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Youth OUTRight Weekly Web Social

Our Weekly Web Social is a safe and affirming space for youth to meet and connect with LGBTQIA+ peers ages 11-20 from across Western North Carolina. Socials are facilitated by Spike! Weekly Programs Youth must complete an intake form prior to joining weekly programming. All weekly programs take place on Discord, a secure instant messaging and video platform. Email Youth …

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‘Luv ALL’ GreenMan release launch

Green Man Brewery 27 Buxton Avenue, Asheville, NC

Each year our friends at GreenMan produce a beer, 'Luv ALL', specifically to help raise money and awareness for Blue Ridge Pride. The donated money supports our Community Partner Fund. Come on out and share the LUV at the release party! Have a beer, spread some cheer, Luv ALL! Available on draft and in cans to purchase. Thank you to …

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Queer Ideas of Fun

St. Paul's Methodist Church 223 Hillside St, Asheville, NC

Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.

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Foot Care Clinic

Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC

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 is required. For more information about this free event, contact Shira Wolf-Camplin, wolf-camplin@memorycare.org, 828-771-2219

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

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