BC eZine This Issue ISSUE: March, 2015
Free Tax Assistance at the Libraries

Free Tax Assistance at the Libraries


Tax Assistance at the Libraries

Free tax preparation for taxpayers with low & moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 & older.

Spring Forward on March 8!

When you change your clock on March 8, be sure to check the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.

Tree Seedling Sale - March 6 & 7

Don't miss out on our hardwood & pine seedling sale!

Diet & Physical Activity: What's the Cancer Connection?

Research has shown that poor diet & not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person's cancer risk.

Jan Shepard Named New Health Director

Shepard comes to Buncombe County from neighboring Madison County where she worked at the health department for 5 years.

Nominations Accepted for Clean Air Excellence Awards

We want to recognize businesses & organizations that have gone above & beyond regulatory requirements to improve air quality.

Dine To Be Kind TODAY

Each partnering restaurant, coffee shop & bar & grill will donate 15% of their sales to help AHS make Buncombe a no-kill community!

Avoid Advertisement - Pay Your Taxes by March 11

The list of tax liens will run in the Weaverville Tribune & the Leicester Leader beginning with the March 19 issue.

Many Qualify for WIC, Do You?

A family of 4 qualifies with an annual gross income of $44,123 & a single mom with 1 child qualifies with an annual gross income of $29,101.

Short Stacks for Big Change Breakfast - March 21

The breakfast benefits the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office On Track Leadership Program.

Hands-on iPad Learning Session @ West Branch

Come with your questions, your (fully charged) iPad, your Apple ID password, and your library card.

Medicare Choices Made Easy - March 25

Learn how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties & ways that beneficiaries can save money.

Rabies Shots - March 28 & 29

$10 for 1 & 3 year rabies shots!

Skyland Library Used Book Sale

Come on out & find a bargain!

Free Scan for Old Home Blueprints - April 14

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

Garden Volunteers Needed

Come help in the garden - no experience needed!

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

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

Did You Know?

Recycle Your Plastic Bags! (But Not at the Curb)

Recycle your plastic bags! Please remember that plastic bags are NOT accepted at the curb. To recycle:

  • plastic grocery and shopping bags
  • produce bags
  • dry-cleaning bags
  • similar plastics

Gather up your clean and empty bags (no receipts), and take them to a store with a plastic bag recycling bin. Enter your zip code in the upper right corner of the website abagslife.com to find a recycling location near you. The bins are located in the front of participating stores.

You’ll help keep bags from blowing around alongside our roadways, rivers and streams.

Learn About Pysanky Eggs at Weaverville Library

Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
Weaverville Library
41 N. Main Street

Pysanka is often taken to mean any type of decorated egg, but it specifically refers to an egg created by the written-wax batik method and utilizing traditional folk motifs and designs. Several other types of decorated eggs are seen in Ukrainian tradition, and these vary throughout the regions of Ukraine. 

On Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm Sarah Eadie will demonstrate the pysanka technique and discuss a variety of designs and their symbolism.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weaverville Library.  For more information, call the Library at 250-6482 or email weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org.

Asheville-Buncombe GradNation Community Summit

GradNation Community SummitPlease join us at the Asheville-Buncombe GradNation Community Summit on Thursday, March 12 from 8 am - 1 pm at Kimmel Arena - UNC Asheville.

What is this event about and why should you come? High school graduation is critical to the health and economic security of each student, family and, in turn, the whole community. The importance of the middle school years on the journey toward graduation cannot be overstated.

Learn more...

Hungry for History at Pack Library with Jon Elliston

Wednesday, March 25 at 12noon
Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street

The Friends of the North Carolina Room at Pack Library will present a brown bag lunch series on local history. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy a home grown historian sharing his perspective on Asheville’s past.

On Wednesday, March 25, local journalist and historian Jon Elliston will open a window into Asheville as it was 100 years ago, sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of local history during an early phase of the city's rise to prominence.

Elliston is an editor and writer for Carolina Public Press and WNC magazine and the curator of the @AVL1915 Twitter feed, which recounts century-old local news. @AVL1915 was launched from records in Pack Library's North Carolina Collection.

For more information on this free event, contact the NC Room at 250-4740 or email packnc@buncombecounty.org.

Kid Senses Mad Science at the Library

Tuesday, March 31 at 2pm
Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road

Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30pm
West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road

Science can be cool, really cool, about 322 degrees below zero cool! Using liquid nitrogen, we'll shatter a ball, make an explosion, and examine the three states of matter! An interactive science program for kids age 5 and up.

For more information on this free event, contact the West Asheville Library at 250-4750, westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org or contact the Enka Library at 250-4758, enka.library@buncombecounty.org.

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