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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!

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

North Carolina Lions Club

There are several Lions Clubs throughout Asheville. Please visit the North Carolina Lions Club for more information.

Asheville Breakfast Lions Club meets at 7am the fourth Thursday of each month at Cornerstone Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 687-1702.

Asheville Greater Reynolds Lion Club meets at 6pm the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Reynolds Fire Department. 298-3651.

West Asheville Lions Club meets at 6pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at St. George’s Episcopal Church on School Road. 683-3485 (Gladys) or 215-7658 (Susie)

Greater Asheville Lions Club meets at 6pm the second and fourth Tesday of each month at Brooks Howell Nursing Home. 667-5177.

Asheville Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Wednesday of each month at Damon’s Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 258-1177.

Barnardsville Lions Club meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Barnardsville Fire Department. 626-2917.

Biltmore Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Corner Stone Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 274-2766.

Black Mountain Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Monte Vista Hotel. 669-7376.

Brevard Lions Club meets at 6 PM on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Hampton Inn.

Brevard Davidson River Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Pisgah Forest Lions Dens on US 64 East. 884-4101

Bryson City Lions Club meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Western Sizzlin. 448-2189

Candler Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Wildlife Club on Glady Fork Road. 667-4141

Candler-Upper Hominy Lions Club meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. 665-1008.

Canton Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Pisgah High School Cafeteria. 648-4192.

Clyde Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the first and third Monday of each month at Central Methodist Church. 456-3629.

Enka Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Hominy Masionic Lodge on Old Pisgah Highway. 645-0935.

Erwin Distric Lions Club meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each monthat Erwin Lions Community Center. 254-3636.

Etowah Lions Club meets at 7pm the second and fourth Tuesdays of each monthat the Etowah Lions Den. 891-8183.

Fletcher Lions Club meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Woodman Hall on Christ School Road. 684-5133.

Haw Creek meets at 6:45 pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Corner Stone Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 298-1899.

Hazelwood meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church. 452-2059.

Hendersonville meets at 12:30pm on Fridays at The Chariot on Church Street. 894-3183.

Hendersonville Daybreak meets at 7:00am the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Dixie Diner on Brevard Road. 696-7851.

Hendersonville Four Seasons meets at 8pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Pat’s School of Dance. 749-9161.

Highlands meets at 7pm the first Monday of each month at Rib Country on Spring Street. 526-3520.

Hot Springs meets at 7pm the first Thursday of each month and at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of each month at Lions Hut. 622-7467.

Lake Junaluska meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Shoney’s in Clyde. 627-2804.

Leicester Newfound meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Leicester Volunteer Fire Department. 254-9560.

Mars Hill meets at 6:30pm the first Monday of each month at Mars Hill Retirement Center and the third Monday of each month at Mars Hill College Cafeteria. 689-3659.

Marshall meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Carls Country Restaurant in Marshall. 649-2964.

Mills River meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Royal Steak House in Fletcher. 891-7050.

Mountain Home meets at 7:00pm the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Mountain Home Lions Den in mountain Home. 693-4814.

Murphy meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Sirloin Steak House in Murphy. 837-1910.

Pigeon Community meets at 6:30pm the third Tuesday of each month at Duvall’s Restaurant in Waynesville. 456-7727.

Pigeon Valley meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Bethel United Methodist Church in Waynesville. 648-6068.

Pisgah Forest meets at 7pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Pisgah Forest Lions Den in Pisgah Forest. 883-8596.

Robbinsville meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Joyce Kilmer Restaurant in Robbinsville. 479-2461.

Saluda meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Episcopal Parish House on Seminary Street. 799-1933.

Sylva meets at 7pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Bella Roma on Skyland Drive. 293-5012.

Swannanoa Valley meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Buckeye Community Center. 669-2492.

Tryon meets at 7:00pm the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Sow Sun Restaurant in Columbus. 894-2673.

Upper Transylvania meets at 7:00pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Powells Paint and Body in Rosman.

Valley Springs meets at 6:30pm the first and third Monday of each month at Crescent View Retirement Community on Hendersonville Road. 681-9596.

Weaverville meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Weaverville Methodist Church. 645-9386.

Waynesville meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Waynesville Recreation Center on Vance Street. 452-0956.


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

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

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

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.

 


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 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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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


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.


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

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

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.


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

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!


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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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


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

Libertarian Party-Buncombe County

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


West Asheville Business Association

West Asheville Business Association targets business owners and business professionals.


828-252-4863

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

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


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

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

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