Things to Do

Civic Clubs

Below please find a list of area clubs and organizations. This site is updated frequently, so please visit again soon. If you have comments, email us!

Ethridge Women’s Club

Ethridge Women’s Club Meets third Tuesday of each month at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Groups Funds scholarships at Asheville- Buncombe Technical Community College and UNCA Asheville; also does volunteer work at VA Hospital and Helpmate. Main fund-raiser is a pecan sale.


828-254-4542

Rotary Clubs of WNC

There are several Rotary Clubs throughout Asheville. Visit Rotary International for more information.

Arden Rotary Club meets at 7:30am on Thursdays at Broadmoor golf club. 684-0020.

Asheville Downtown Rotary Club meets at 12:30pm Thursdays at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. 254-3035.

Weaverville Rotary Club meets at 7:30am on Wednesday at the Weaverville United Methodist Church. 645-1569.

Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club meets at 7:30am on Tuesdays at the Country Club of Asheville. 253-7333.

Asheville West Rotary Club meets at 12:30pm on Wednesdays at Shoney’s of Enka. 828-281-2002.

Black Mountain Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Highland Farms Retirement Community


Western North Carolina Sierra Club

Western North Carolina Sierra Club has monthly meetings offering educational speakers. They also have planned some awesome hikes in our beautiful mountains. The club meets Jan. to Nov. at 6:30PMon the second Tues. of the month at the Paine-Webber building on Charlotte Street.


828-645-8917

Earth First!

Earth First! meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend the meetings at the Fortune Building in West Asheville.


828-285-0631

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging political involvement by increasing the public’s knowledge of and participation in the electoral process.


828-258-8223

The Century Club

The Century Club is recruiting volunteers to help recognize centenarians. The club was established in 1994 to honor and celebrate 100th birthdays of residents in the communities.


828-251-6622*143

Card and Board Games

Card and Board Games are offered at 1:30 and 4pm every Thursday at the Sammy Williams Senior Center. This is free and open to all seniors.


828-697-4884 or 828-692-3320

ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) Sky-Hy Chapter

ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) Sky-Hy Chapter is a networking group for business women. It’s great for newcomers to the area! We welcome guests at our dinner meetings, held the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at Amici Trattoria, located at 900 Hendersonville Road, Suite 201 ( www.amiciasheville.com). The cost is $5 plus the cost of your meal. Reserve your seat by calling Karen King-Smith, 828-777-2229, by the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, visit our local site, www.abwaskyhy.com and our national website www.abwa.org.


828-777-222

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)

Our mission “Bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership,education, networking support and national recognition.”

ABWA meets the first Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. for networking, dinner, business meeting, and fellowship. Visit our website for more information.


828-777-4231

Asheville Chapter of Links Inc.

Asheville Chapter of Links Inc. is a volunteer service organization of concerned, committed and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of line in the community. The organization is primarily concerned with enriching, sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economic survival of African-Americans and person of African descent.


828-684-7555

The Goliath Initiative

Everyday, thousands of America’s youth fall victim to bullying and discrimination. As the rate of victims rises, so does the rate of suicide. These victims need an advocate, a voice, a teammate, a hero. Be that hero and make a difference in someone’s life by taking a stand against bullying and discrimination.

 


Optimist International

Optimist International have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

Asheville
Asheville-Erwin
Weaverville-North Buncombe


American Business Women’s Association – LaBelle Pomme Chapter

American Business Women’s Association – LaBelle Pomme Chapter The LaBelle Pomme Chapter meets at 6pm the second Monday of each month at Barker Heights Baptist Church fellowship hall. Call  for more information.


828-693-7882

Blue Ridge UFO Research Society

Blue Ridge UFO Research Society holds meetings on the third Wednesday of every other month at 7pm. This is open to the public at the Forum Hall of Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in Hendersonville.


828-692-8937

Asheville New Friends

An Organization comprised mostly of retired newcomers to the area: Meets the second Monday of each month for social purposes Smaller interest groups also get together between meetings.


828-253-9269

Asheville Stamp Club

Asheville Stamp Club meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Trillium Room of the main building of Deerfield Retirement Community, 1617 Hendersonville Rd. All stamp collectors are welcome.


828-627-3039 or 828-274-3804

Loyal Order of the Moose

Loyal Order of the Moose Provides for the needs of elderly and children and responds to community needs in the event of disaster or loss of home to fire.


828-253-6733

Ballroom Dance Club Dancing

Ballroom Dance Club Dancing for singles and couples every Friday evening at the Opportunity House at 1411 Asheville Highway from 7:30-10:pm.


828-692-9847

American Business Women’s Association – Hy-Hopes Chapter

American Business Women’s Association – Hy-Hopes Chapter The Hy-Hopes Chapter meets at 5pm the fourth Tuesday of each month. Employment in the business world required.


828-253-8760

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

Whether you’re interested in outdoor recreation, nature education or preservation of precious open space, you’ll find something of interest at FENCE.


Young Professionals of Asheville

The Young Professionals of Asheville (YPA) is a group of compassionate young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 dedicated to making Asheville a better place to live. YPA helps members by providing opportunities for business networking, personal growth, leadership development and social interaction. They help our local Asheville community by volunteering their time in various different projects. YPA members are involved with the ABCCM Mn’s Shelter and various other civic organizations on a regular basis and have many social functions throughout the year. Meetings and activities are usually held at least twice a month. Please email for more information.


Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods

If you’re interested in starting a neighborhood organization or improving the one you’re involved in, contact these folks for info and resources.


British Car Club of Western North Carolina

This club began in 1994 and has grown to over 60 members who like to share their enthusiasm and favorite car wax formula for their British sports cars.


Kiwanis Clubs of WNC

There are several Kiwanis Clubs throughout Asheville.

Asheville Golden K Kiwanis Club meets at noon on Mondays at Ryan’s Steakhouse on Patton Avenue. 252-8995.

Asheville Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30am on Wednesdays at the Corner Stone Restaurant. 667-9511.

Franklin and Macon County Kiwanis Club meets at 8am on Tuesdays at Angel Community Hospital. 586-2466.

Kiwanis Club of Asheville meets at noon on Fridays at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. 628-4581.

Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain-Swannanoa meets at 11:45am Thursdays at the Campfire restaurant. 669-2211.

Kiwanis Club of West Asheville meets at 6:45pm on Thursdays at Shoney’s on Smoky Park Highway. 645-9424.

Madison County Kiwanis Club meets at 12:30pm on Thursdays at Mars Hill College cafeteria. 626-2812.

North Buncombe Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30am on Tuesdays at Christ United Methodist Church in Weaverville. 251-2500.

Waynesville Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30am on Tuesdays at Waynesville Country Club. 456-3982.


Compassion for Animals

Compassion for Animals meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30pm at Friends Meeting Place at 227 Edgewood Street. This active animal rights group believes in granting basic rights to sentient non-human animals and ending institutionalized animal exploitation.


828-253-6176 or 828-281-1693

Asheville Jaycees

The Asheville Chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce is a group of compassionate young professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 dedicated to making Asheville a better place to live. Jaycees help members by providing opportunities for business, networking, personal growth, leadership development and social interaction. They help our local Asheville community by volunteering their time in various different projects. Asheville Jaycees are involved with the ABCCM Men’s Shelter and Quality Forward organizations on a regular basis and have many social functions throughout the year. Meetings and activities are usually held at least twice a month.


The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

If you want to get involved in helping to preserve Asheville and Buncombe County’s heritage, then get involved with this organization.You will enjoy the people and the projects on which you will have an opportunity to work.


828-254-2343

Asheville-Buncombe PC User’s Group

Asheville-Buncombe PC User’s Group From engineers to homemakers, the A/B PC User’s Group join monthly to share ideas. . . and there’s a door prize at each meeting!


f/32

f/32 meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. All levels of photography experience are welcome to bring prints or slides to share in Carmike Hall on the UNCA campus. Anyone interested in joining a photography club is welcome.


828-281-2098

Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville GreenWorks is a volunteer-based organization working to achieve a clean and green Asheville and Buncombe County through community organizing, educating and environmental stewardship.


Masonic Temple Fraternal Order of Masons

Most temples have night meetings and callers can be referred to the temple in their area by calling.


828-252-3924

Libertarian Party-Buncombe County

Libertarian Party-Buncombe County Meets every Monday night at 7:30pm fro a social at El Chapala, Merrimon Ave., Asheville.


Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

Join these folks for their monthly bird walks and learn more about preservation of our environment.


West Asheville Business Association

West Asheville Business Association targets business owners and business professionals.


828-252-4863

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 6pm the fourth Thursday of each month at Ryan’s Steakhouse, Biltmore Square Mall.


828-298-1122

American Business Women’s Association, Laurel Chapter

The Laurel Chapter meets at 11:45am the second Tuesday of each month at the Chariot restaurant.


828-891-2362