BC eZine This Issue ISSUE: April, 2015
Help Stop Child Abuse

Help Stop Child Abuse


Help Stop Child Abuse

Last year, the County's Health & Human Services Department received 4,687 reports of child abuse & neglect right here in Buncombe County.

Construction @ 40 Coxe & Temporary Move of Some Health Services

Buncombe County has begun construction of an addition to the current 40 Coxe Avenue location.

Reusable Bags - Get Yours Free!

Rather than disposing of or recycling plastic bags, why not switch to reusable bags?

Free Scan for Old Home Blueprints - 4/14

The Preservation Society & Pack Library have teamed up to offer local residents a free opportunity to turn old architectural drawings into digital images.

Preschoolers, We Love You!!!

The program is a book-inspired musical revue featuring puppets, dancing, singing, & lots of lighthearted fun.

National Girls & Women in Sports Day - 4/18

Girls & women (ages 6 & up) - here's your chance to check out all those sports & fitness classes you've been meaning to try.

Buncombe Wins Communication Awards

Buncombe wins 7 state awards!

Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial 5K Run & Walk - 4/25

The proceeds from this event go to the Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial Scholarship at AB Tech.

Drug Take Back Event - 4/25

You could be a drug dealer without even knowing it. Help keep prescription drugs out of reach for kids in our community.

Story Walk at Buncombe County Sports Park

Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss.

Free Health Fair - 5/2

Take charge of your health & get checked at this free health fair!

Kids Fishing Tournament @ Lake Julian - 5/9

The tournament is Saturday, May 9 & is open to all children ages 15 & under.

Garden Chores for April

Get out & get moving - it's time for those April garden chores!

Who's Calling? Tech Support Scammers.

Overseas crooks pretending to be tech support representatives for companies like Microsoft continue to dial up NC residents.

Did You Know?

2 Low-Cost Rabies & Vaccination Clinics on 4/25

Join us in the fight Only $10 for 1 or 3 year rabies vaccinations!against the deadly rabies virus - spread the word and bring your pets! We're also offering additional lifesaving prevention measures through other vaccinations, microchipping and ID Tagging for your pet.

Dining Out for Life - 4/30

WNCAP, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project wants to remind you that Dining Out for Life is coming up, with all of your favorite local restaurants donating 20% of their proceeds towards AIDS research and awareness. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 30!

This is the 13th year of this event in Western North Carolina, and this year over 100 of the finest restaurants in our area are taking part. You can do your part by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three!  Check out the list of participating restaurants at diningoutforlife.com/Asheville.

For more information about WNCAP, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project, please visit wncap.org, or call 828.252.7489.

Also, don’t forget to do your part and get regular testing. This is a service offered through Buncombe County Health and Human Services - make an appointment today by calling the STD clinic at 828.250.5109, or visit buncombecounty.org/hhs.

Gardening in the Mountains Series

Programs will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 am in the Buncombe County Center classroom.  Free.  Registration requested. Call 225-5522.

  • April 16 - Irrigation, Water-Wise Gardening
  • May 21 - A Garden for Cutting
  • June 18 - Container Gardening

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