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Haywood Road – East End – Clean Up Day, August 8

BIG Thanks to all of the volunteers that have come out for our clean up days so far this year. As you may recall, the earlier one scheduled for the East end of Haywood Road was canceled due to extreme thunderstorms. Cross you fingers this time the weather is good. Please RSVP below so we have food and tools for all.

Haywood Road – East End – Clean Up Day
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Hosted by the WALK (West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen, 401 Haywood Road)

  • breakfast at 10:00 am
  • clean up starting about 10:30 am
  • ending about 1:00 pm

Thanks for the continued support of Asheville GreenWorks to make these events possible!
Event Sponsored by:

RSVP Below – The more volunteers we have the more we can get cleaned up!

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Sunny Point Hosts Cocktail Party Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Cocktail Party
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 • 5:00 – 9:00 pm


Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with your sweetheart, or come with a group of single friends and meet your potential new partner!

Enjoy a spread of Sunny Point Café’s delicious appetizers while mingling and meeting new friends. Attendees can purchase beverages from the new Sunny Point Café signature cocktail menu, along with beers, ciders and wines.

Suggested donation at the door $20.
100% of door collections go to our local Planned Parenthood Asheville Health Center.

Volunteers from Planned Parenthood will be on hand throughout the evening. For information about the Asheville Health Center, services and scheduling an appointment, please visit their website.

For directions and more information about Sunny Point Café visit http://sunnypointcafe.com/

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Vandercooked Poetry Night at Asheville BookWorks

Date: February 7, 2015
Printing: 7:00 p.m.
Reading: 7:30 p.m.
Poet: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Asheville BookWorks continues Vandercooked Poetry Nights reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at the series events. The broadside printed at each event displays a poem written by the evening’s spotlighted poet.

Hosted by BookWorks founder and director Laurie Corral, and poet Landon Godfrey, the event is free and open to the public.

The print is available for the nominal price of $5 that evening and $20 after that evening. The reading is free to the public.

For more information visit the Asheville BookWorks website.

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Haywood Road Spring Clean Up Day: April 19, 2015

Please join us for another fun and productive Haywood Road Clean Up Day with Asheville GreenWorks.

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Starting Place: WALK

Breakfast: 10:30 am
Clean Up Starts: 11:00 am

Many thanks to our sponsors for this event:

  • WALK
  • Second Gear
  • Sunny Point Café
  • The Hop Ice Cream Café
  • West End Bakery

Please RSVP so we make sure to have enough food and goodies for all.

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Transition Asheville Social and Presentation

Interested in learning more about transportation, increasing pedestrian opportunities, and multimodal options? The upcoming Transition Asheville Social includes a presentation on lessons learned from New York City’s pedestrian renaissance.

Transition Asheville Social
Date: 02/09/2015
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00pm
Place: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 37 Charlotte Street, Asheville NC

Presentation Topic: Transportation, Pedestrians, and Energy: Lessons from New York City’s Pedestrian Renaissance.

Description: Vaidila Satvika, formerly the Director of the NYC Plaza Program, will discuss the radical approach that is leading New York City to take back underutilized streets to make more space for people. In the densest city in the U.S., leaders are demolishing streets to build places for people to sit, for children to play, and for plants to grow. How is this possible? What lessons can we learn? And what is causing cities everywhere to think more seriously about the transportation paradigm?

The NYC example is rebalancing streets through a multimodal effort that has brought about bus rapid transit, a drastically expanded bicycle program, and renewed focus on the pedestrian experience throughout all of the city’s five boroughs, most notably at the center of Manhattan’s Times Square. The 180-degree turn for the Department of Transportation took effect because of a change of leadership. Although the city was ripe for pedestrian and bicycle improvements for many years, the significant changes took place only after a few visionary leaders were given the authority to turn the ship around.

In cities throughout the U.S., leaders are realizing that quality of life and resilient communities depend upon having various transportation options, which in turn has led to the explosion of bike share programs and efforts to consider pedestrians in planning streets and neighborhoods. Asheville is no different: bike lanes are few and sidewalks disappear and reappear throughout the city, but the streets are beginning to change. How can this city more fully awaken to the pedestrian and bicycle renaissance? What are Asheville’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to human-powered transport? What factors are determining whether the city is progressing at a reasonable rate? What can you do to be a part of Asheville’s transportation transformation?

For more information, visit http://www.transitionasheville. org/events.

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