BC NEWS LIST
Join us this summer as we explore Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds through books, programs and activities at the Asheville-Buncombe Library System.
Identity theft can be prevented! There are several steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim.
An opportunity to learn about The Civil War as told by those who were there. The Civil War continues to fascinate American historians. Learn more about it at Chautauqua 2005.
Certain kinds of plants can cause a rash but others can be fatal. Learn more about the plants in your yard.
Ever wonder what happens when you flush the toilet? Is your work over? You may have more responsibilities than you realize.
Do you have a favorite recipe? What about a funny picture of your pet?
Did You Know?
Cooperative Extension is offering a Basic Home Maintenance Course.
If you are either a new homeowner or a long timer, this course could be for you. The Buncombe County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering a five week Basic Home Maintenance Course beginning Wednesday, June 22. The two-hour class will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on June 22 and 29, July 6, 13 and 20.
For a complete list of topics that will be covered and to find out how to register, see Basic Home Maintenance Course.
The first Father's Day was observed in Spokane Washington.
Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909. She wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. He was left to raise the newborn & his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength & selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.
The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about the same time in various towns & cities across America other people were beginning to celebrate a "father's day." In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
There will be a Low-Cost Rabies Shot Clinic on June 18.
Rabies Shot Clinic
This is a low-cost rabies clinic offered to the people in our community. To receive a three-year rabies vaccine, you MUST bring the one-year certificate with you. Please make sure to bring restraints for all your pets.
For more information please call the Asheville Humane Society at 236-3885.