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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Provides for the needs of elderly and children and responds to community needs in the event of disaster or loss of home to fire.
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.
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.
Whether you’re interested in outdoor recreation, nature education or preservation of precious open space, you’ll find something of interest at FENCE.
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.
If you’re interested in starting a neighborhood organization or improving the one you’re involved in, contact these folks for info and resources.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Most temples have night meetings and callers can be referred to the temple in their area by calling.
Libertarian Party-Buncombe County Meets every Monday night at 7:30pm fro a social at El Chapala, Merrimon Ave., Asheville.
Join these folks for their monthly bird walks and learn more about preservation of our environment.
West Asheville Business Association targets business owners and business professionals.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 6pm the fourth Thursday of each month at Ryan’s Steakhouse, Biltmore Square Mall.
The Laurel Chapter meets at 11:45am the second Tuesday of each month at the Chariot restaurant.