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  • Roundtable Sessions for Women Entrepreneurs

    Focal Point Coworking 125 South Lexington Avenue, #Suite 101, Asheville, NC

    Come join other women with vision and energy, and let’s work on making your dream a success. You belong here!Collective brain power from women with a variety of skill sets, talent, backgrounds, and experiences is very powerful! Period. Join us in an inclusive and supportive environment as we all take turns in the "hot seat" where the focus is on …

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    Tech Chat: April sessions

    These Coffee Chats are designed to teach you more about technology in a supportive and encouraging environment. Whether you are a tech guru or someone who never goes near technology unless you have to, these chats will have something for you! The talks will be led by Michael Friedman, an AARP volunteer and a college junior in St. Louis. To …

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    CARSIE BLANTON and her HANDSOME BAND

    Olivette Riverside Pavilion 1069 Olivette Road, Asheville, NC

    fragile and strong, lush and cheerful arrangements infused with jazz elementsCarsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and John Prine, Carsie delivers each song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for. “Carsie Blanton is one of those hardheaded, open …

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    Say What Poetry Open Mic at Coffee Underground

    Coffee Underground 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC

    Join us for the longest-running poetry showcase in South Carolina, celebrating 19 years of exciting poetry programming since 2002.Say What Returns to Coffee Underground Sundays! Extended Open Mic hosted by Moody Black. The night will also feature poetry games, fun, and a full night of open mic slots for local poets on a first come, first serve basis. Produced by Wits …

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    International Asexuality Day

    International Asexuality Day (IAD) will take place on April 6th. IAD is a coordinated worldwide campaign promoting the ace umbrella, including demisexual, grey-asexual, and other ace identities. The four themes of IAD are Advocacy, Celebration, Education, and Solidarity. For More Information International Asexuality Day

    Rainbow Inspirations: Meet Ingrid Cole

    During this series of chats from the LGBTQ community, we’ve heard from some local leaders and influencers who have left us feeling inspired. Join us for a conversation with Ingrid Cole, manager of Baked Pie Company’s Woodfin location. Ingrid, also a professional actor and singer, will describe the freedom she found in telling the truth and how people have repeatedly …

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    Senior Pool Tournament

    Senior Opportunity Community Center 36 Grove St., Asheville, NC

    Pool, Food, and Prizes!! Come join us for our Free Senior Spring Billiards Tournament! Participants must be registered (Limited Spots Available) Registration closes April 1st. Lunch Provided. Transportation Provided If needed. Prizes are available for winners. Contacts: Maria Young: myoung2@ashevillenc.gov or 828-251-4026 LaTanya Mcdowell: lmcdowell@ashevillenc.gov or 828-350-2062 Shateisha Bowden: slenoir@ashevillenc.gov or 828-350-2062

    Easter Blowout with the Sisters!

    Banks Ave Bar 32 Banks Avenue, Ashevile, NC

    Celebrate Easter with free games and entertainment by the Beer City Sisters on Sunday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Banks Avenue Bar. This indoor egg-stravaganza is for ages 21 and older. Profits from tips and donations will support a community outreach program promoting safer sex and mental health awareness. Make and wear your most ridiculous Easter bonnet to win …

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    National Day of Silence

    A student-orientated day to end the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bias. Initially created by then-student Maria Pulzetti, the first event was organized by students at the University of Virginia in 1996. It is currently organized by GLSEN. In 1997, one year after the day's creation, it went national, with over 100 institutions participating. Whilst there has been some participation from other countries, …

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    Dinner and Putt Putt

    El Que Pasa 891 Patton Ave unit e, Asheville, NC

    Come join us for good food and conversation in a lively restaurant (El Que Pasa) and then mini golf across the street at Tropical Gardens Mini Golf. Hosted by Kathy Coco. **** I will be in lobby wearing a name tag.***

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    National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is observed annually on April 10. NYHAAD increases awareness generates conversations and spotlights the work being done to reduce HIV among young people. #NYHAAD For More Information https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/youth What is NYHAAD? Useful Links Living with HIV (Centers for Disease Control) HIV Treatment: The Basics Local Resources WNCAP (WNC AIDS Project) WNCCHS HIV Services (WNC …

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    Say What Poetry Open Mic Coffee Underground featuring Your Favorite Murse

    Coffee Underground 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC

    Join us for the longest-running poetry showcase in South Carolina, celebrating 19 years of exciting poetry programming since 2002.Say What Returns to Coffee Underground Sundays! Extended Open Mic hosted by Jenice Pleasant featuring Say What Slam team member, nurse, poet, and musician Your Favorite Murse. The night will also feature poetry games, fun, and a full night of open mic …

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    Housing Options for Aging in Place (HOAP) Working Group

    Contact age.friendly@buncombecounty.org for the Zoom link HOAP Vision: All older adults living in Buncombe County have the ability and choice to age in place in order to remain safe, well, and engaged in their communities. HOAP is a comprehensive, coordinated initiative that knits together diverse stakeholders across multiple domains to effectively work toward a community where older adults have the ability …

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    Preventive Health Lunch & Learn

    Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC

    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.

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    Queer Ideas of Fun

    Alcoholics Anonymous - Pollen 45 South French Broad Street, Suite 150, 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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    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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    Email: Hello@BlueRidgePride.org

    MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

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

    Phone: 828-423-0655 (via Google Voice)

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