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August
August 11-12 - Pansy Fest Music and Poetry Festival 
August 12, Loving Foods Resources- Affair in White Fundraiser
September
September 23 - WNCAP- Raise Your Hand Auction Fundraiser
September 25-30 Blue Ridge Pride Week Celebration events
                                                 Details Here
September 30 - Blue Ridge Pride Festival (Asheville's Gay Pride)
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• LGBT Bowling League Formed
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September

September 23, Saturday - WNCAP "Raise Your Hand" Auction

September 25-30 Monday-Saturday - Blue Ridge Pride Week 

September 26, Tuesday – BRPride Ice Cream Social, It is Pride Week and a special Fundraiser with money going to the BRPride Grant Programs thanks to the folks at Frostbite Ice Cream and their newest location 853 Merrimon Ave. 28804. Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Come out, enjoy some Ice Cream and help fund BRPride.

September 27, Wednesday – BRPride Comedy Night at the Southern with Jeff Messer hosting. This is a special evening of fun and comedic talent taking place during Pride Week 2017. Place The Southern Kitchen and Bar (Downtown Asheville) 41 N. Lexington Ave. Asheville 28801


September 29, Friday – BRPride in the Park- Movie Celebration. Blue Ridge Pride will host a special outdoor showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show in Pack Square. Here is your chance to celebrate by dressing up, singing and dancing to all your favorite parts and don’t forget to bring an umbrella or poncho for the wet parts. Place: Pack Square Park Time: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Check back for more details closer to September. 

*September 30, Saturday - Blue Ridge Pride - Gay Pride Festival
*note month and day change for 2017  Full details to come. 

October 

November 

December

December 1, Friday - World AIDS Day - Asheville Observance 
JULY

July 22, Saturday – Dance Diva’s Women’s Dance– Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St. Asheville. Time: 7:30-11:30 PM contact etledder@gmail.com All women are invited to attend. Small admission charge. 

July 23, Sunday- Youth Outright Discussion Groups (every Sunday) meet from 3-6 pm in the Youth Room located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org
July 23, Sunday - Women's Reading Group - Meets monthly includes pot luck. Time: 4 PM. An open group and welcome newcomers at any time. For place, book information and RSVP contact edudleyd@yahoo.com

July 24, Monday -–“Geeks Who Drink”- Asheville Branch Hosts Trivia Night at O.Henry's (every Monday night) 7:00- 9:00 PM All are invited to come out and join in the fun.

July 25, Tuesday- Asheville Men's Coffee Club, (meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at ricsem@att.net

July 25, Tuesday - Prime Timers Cookout and Miniature Golfing. Meet at Cookout on Patton Avenue for a quick dinner at 6:30 PM and then drive over to Tropical Gardens Miniature Golf 956 Patton Ave. at 7:00 PM for an evening of fun with teams and prizes. ** Those not wishing to eat, may just join us at Tropical Gardens.  You Must RSVP. at PrimeTimers

July 25, Tuesday - Edna's on Merrimon presents "Friends of Dorothy" Piano Bar Tuesdays. (Every Tuesday evening during the winter and spring) Place: Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue. Time: 7:00 PM. Full details on Entertainment page.

July 26, Wednesday- Mens Nude Yoga (held every Wednesday) -a non-sexual, non-exclusive Gay Yoga class 6:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information contact ashevillenudeyoga@gmail.com

July 26, Wednesday – Youth Outright Weekly Safe Space Drop (every Wednesday)-In Hours are from 3-6 pm each Wednesday in our Youth Room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

July 26, Wednesday - Gathering At The Social Lounge (Every Wednesday- new venue,formerly at Carmels) This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 on. The Social Lounge, 29 Broadway Downtown.

July 26, Wednesday – Land of Sky Summer BBQ & Open House.  Everyone is invited to visit the Land of Sky Regional Council and find out more about their services and programs for Seniors and other age groups. Enjoy a special BBQ Pork and Chicken and sides(Vegetarian option available also) Time: Lunch at 12:00 Pm Open House from 12-5:00 PM. Place: Land of Sky 339 New Leicester Hwy Suite 140. Asheville (Located just behind the ABC store) Place
There is no charge; however, you must RSVP to christina@landofsky.org by July 24.  

July 27, Thursday- Pink Pistols LGBT Gun Club July Shoot. at Rex Indoor Shooting Range, 77 Upward Rd. East Flat Rock 28726 Time: 3:00 PM. All are invited to come out and join in. For more info see PINK

July 27, Thursday- LGBT Elder Advocates Bi-Monthly Luncheon (held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month) Place: IHOP - 245 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805. Time: 12:00 Noon. All are invited to come by, enjoy lunch and conversation.  

July 28, Friday -LGBTQA Walk It Out ( New Location for Summer) A free fun way to strengthen our physical bodies, our sense of Pride and our community connection.
Trying a new community area for the summer: Now in Canton. Meet and greet for coffee and snacks 5:00 PM at Southern Porch 117 Main St. Canton 28716
then start walking at 6pm at the Pigeon River Walk. ** Note, there will not be an Asheville Walk It Out location during the summer.
Our new adventure continues throughout the entire Summer. weather permitting, For more information see Website. http://www.walkitout.net/

July 28, Friday- Lambda Al-Anon - Open meeting for gays lesbians and teens (Every Friday) Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Biltmore Village 8:00 pm

July 29, Saturday 

July 30, Sunday- Youth Outright Discussion Groups (every Sunday) meet from 3-6 pm in the Youth Room located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

July 30, Sunday - Women's Reading Group - Meets monthly (last Sunday of month) includes pot luck. Time: 4 PM. An open group and welcome newcomers at any time. For place, book information and RSVP contact sandralfrith@gmail.com

July 31, Monday --–“Geeks Who Drink”- Asheville Branch Hosts Trivia Night at O.Henry's (every Monday night) 7:00- 9:00 PM All are invited to come out and join in the fun.


​AUGUST 

August 1, Tuesday -Men's Coffee Club, (meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at ricsem@att.net

August 1, Tuesday - Edna's on Merrimon presents "Friends of Dorothy" Piano Bar Tuesdays. (Every Tuesday evening during the winter and spring) Place: Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue. Time: 7:00 PM. Full details on Entertainment page.

August 1, Tuesday - LGBT Elder Movie Night ( First Tuesday of the month) at Carolina Theater 1640 Hendersonville Rd. Time: 7:00 PM. Tickets (Special $5.00) for details and more information contact Rowan Lischerelli, 828-301-2820 

August 2, Wednesday - ALPS Meeting (first Wed of each month) Gondolier on Tunnel Rd., Oteen. All are welcome to attend, for more info and reservations contact ALPS

August 2, Wednesday- Mens Nude Yoga (held every Wednesday) -a non-sexual, non-exclusive Gay Yoga class 6:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information contact ashevillenudeyoga@gmail.com

August 2- Wednesday - Gathering At The Social Lounge (Every Wednesday- This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 on. The Social Lounge, 29 Broadway Downtown.

August 2, Wednesday – Youth Outright Weekly Safe Space Drop  (every Wednesday)-In Hours are from 3-6 pm each Wednesday in our Youth Room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 2- Wednesday - Party FOUL-a tasteful Queer troupe (Monthly) A unique array of original performances with drag, drinks and fun. Place: Odditorium 1045 Haywood rd, West Asheville. Time: 9:00 PM 18 and over $5 cover. All are invited. For more info see Entertainment

August 3, Thursday -

August 4, Friday --- Lambda Al-Anon - Open meeting for gays lesbians and teens (Every Friday) Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Biltmore Village 8:00 pm

August 4, Friday- First Friday Coffee/Soda Chat w/ LIM – chat get together EarthFare Westgate, 66 Westgate PKWY 6:30 Pm. All women are invited to attend.

August 4, Friday -LGBTQA Walk It Out (New Day and Time for Spring and Summer) A free fun way to strengthen our physical bodies, our sense of Pride and our community connection. Meet at Edna’s on the River 219 Amboy Rd. Time: 5:30pm. We will be walking Carrier Park , We will start walking promptly at 6pm. Our new adventure continues throughout the entire Spring and Summer. weather permitting, For more information see Website. http://www.walkitout.net/

August 5, Saturday 

August 6, Sunday- O.Henry’s First Sunday Pot Luck. All are invited to bring a dish and share dinner and some fun and entertainment. Place: O.Henry’s Haywood Rd, Time: 5-8:00 PM.

August 6, Sunday- Youth Outright Discussion Groups  (every Sunday) meet from 3-6 pm in the Youth Room located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 7, Monday-- Geeks Who Drink”- Asheville Branch Hosts Trivia Night at O.Henry's (every Monday night) 7:00- 9:00 PM All are invited to come out and join in the fun. 
August 7, Monday – PFLAG-Hendersonville (Meets 1st Monday of the Month) All are invited to attend, free. Place: Providence Baptist Church Education room, 1201 Oakland St. for more info contact jerry.w96@gmail.com Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

August 7, Monday - – LGBTQ Book Club (meets 1st Monday of the month) at Malaprops 55 Haywood St. downtown. Time:7:00 PM in Regional Book Section

August 8, Tuesday - Gorge-US Monthly Dinner Club ( Meets once a month ) Special Pot Luck at member’s home.. For more info or to join contact Gorge US 

August 8, Tuesday – Transformers Peer Support Group (Transgender group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month) Time 7-8:30 pm Topics vary monthly. All transgender persons and supporters are invited to attend. For place and more information contact ashevilletransformers@gmail.com

August 8, Tuesday- Tuesday -Men's Coffee Club, (meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at ricsem@att.net

August 9, Wednesday- Mens Nude Yoga (held every Wednesday) -a non-sexual, non-exclusive Gay Yoga class 6:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information contact ashevillenudeyoga@gmail.com

August 9, Wednesday – Youth Outright Weekly Safe Space Drop  (every Wednesday)-In Hours are from 3-6 pm each Wednesday in our Youth Room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 9, Wednesday - Gathering At The Social Lounge (Every Wednesday- This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 on. The Social Lounge, 29 Broadway Downtown.

August 9, Wednesday - Queer Women's Book Club (Meets mid Wednesdays Monthly) at Firestone Books and Coffee 610 Haywood Rd. Time: 7:30 PM. For more information see QWBC

July 13, Thursday – LIM 3rd Thursday Business Dinner, Place TBA. Time 6:30PM No RSVP All are welcome to attend

August 10, Thursday- LGBT Elder Advocates Bi-Monthly Luncheon (held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month) Place: IHOP - 245 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805. Time: 12:00 Noon. All are invited to come by, enjoy lunch and conversation.  

August 11, Friday-- Lambda Al-Anon - Open meeting for gays lesbians and teens (Every Friday) Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Biltmore Village 8:00 pm

August 11, Friday  to August, 12, Saturday – 
Pansy Fest 2017 -Queer and Trans DIY Music and Arts Festival.  
a two-day showcase of lGBTQ artists born and /or raised in the South. Held at various locations . All proceeds to benefit Beloved House and Southerners on New Ground.  
August 11, Friday- Pansy Fest Music at Stac Age Records 110 N. Lexington Ave. Asheville 28801 Time: TBA
August 12-, Saturday – Pansy Fest Workshops at Firestorm Café and Books 610 Haywood RD. Asheville 28806
August 12, Saturday – Pansy Fest Music at The Odditorium 1045 Haywood Rd. Asheville 28806
Tickets for events are sliding scale of $7.00 - $20 per day. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. https://www.facebook.com/pansyfestavl/

August 12, Saturday- Transformers (Asheville Transgender group) Ice Cream Social (2nd Saturday of every month) All transgender persons and allies are invited to socialize with the group. Place: The Hop on 640 .Merrimon Ave. Time: 3:00pm

August 12, Saturday – LFR Affair in White, Annual Fundraiser - You can enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment, food, drinks and live auction all benefiting Loving Food Resources. Place: Asheville Renaissance Hotel Time: 7-10 PM Details and Tickets see Bulletinboard

August 12, Saturday - Comedian David Ferrell will be at MCC Sacred Journey 
1735 5th Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28793 for a special performance.
For complete details and ticket info see Entertainment 


August 12, Saturday – Youth Outright Mitchell County group  (2nd Saturday of each month) Meets from 12 pm – 2 pm at the Ridgeway Building at the Penland School of Craft 67 Doras Trl, Bakersville, NC 28705 For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 12, Saturday –Glitter Bomb (the 2nd Saturday of each month) the Asheville party for trans women and trans men, gender nonconforming folks, allies to trans and queer people, queers, gays, lesbians, femmes, bisexual peeps, and anyone else. Place: O.Henry's Time: 10:00 pm Cost $5.00 

August 13, Sunday – ALPS Billiards Night (2nd Sunday of each month) at O.Henry’s 237 Haywood St. Time 5:30-8:30 PM Hosted by Deanna for more info contact deannawolves@msn.com 

August 13, Sunday – LIM Sunday Brunch (2nd Sunday of each month) Place: Avenue M 791 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, time 11:00 AM All are invited to attend. Please RSVP to host Kathycoco1@gmail.com

August 13, Sunday- Youth Outright Discussion Groups (every Sunday) meet from 3-6 pm in the Youth Room located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 14, Monday - Geeks Who Drink”- Asheville Branch Hosts Trivia Night at O.Henry's (every Monday night) 7:00- 9:00 PM All are invited to come out and join in the fun.
August 15, Tuesday -Men's Coffee Club, (meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at ricsem@att.net

August 15,Tuesday - Edna's on Merrimon presents "Friends of Dorothy" Piano Bar Tuesdays. (Every Tuesday evening during the winter and spring) Place: Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue. Time: 7:00 PM. Full details on Entertainment page.

August 16 , Wednesday – ALZ Support Group for LGBT Community  (meets 3rd Wednesday of each month) by Alzheimer’s Association at Premier Home Health Care Services 1550 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 210 Creating a support system, exchange information and serve as a caregiver support system. All are invited to attend. For more information contact dparris@phhc.com 828-277-5950

August 16, Wednesday – Youth Outright Weekly Safe Space Drop  (every Wednesday)-In Hours are from 3-6 pm each Wednesday in our Youth Room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 16, Wednesday- Mens Nude Yoga (held every Wednesday) -a non-sexual, non-exclusive Gay Yoga class 6:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information contact ashevillenudeyoga@gmail.com

August 16, Wednesday - Gathering At The Social Lounge (Every Wednesday- This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 

August 17, Thursday -

August 18, Friday- Lambda Al-Anon - Open meeting for gays lesbians and teens (Every Friday) Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Biltmore Village 8:00 pm

August 18, Friday -LGBTQA Walk It Out ( Spring and Summer) A free fun way to strengthen our physical bodies, our sense of Pride and our community connection. Meet at Edna’s on the River 219 Amboy Rd. Time: 5:30pm. We will be walking Carrier Park. We will start walking promptly at 6pm. Our new adventure continues throughout the entire Spring and Summer. weather permitting, For more information see Website. http://www.walkitout.net/

August 18, Friday – Back To The 80’s, a special night of fun and entertainment. Scandals Night Club 11 Grove St. Enjoy a trip back to the 80’s with music from DJ Point5 and a special 80’s Drag Show.  Guests $10, Members $7.00 Doors open at 10:00 PM

August 19, Saturday -Asheville Men’s Supper Club Pot Luck- This month a special pot luck will be hosted by members. All interested area men are welcome to join Supper Club and attend. You must join the group to obtain details and place. See SupperClub. 

August 19, Saturday – Women’s Dance Aura Home Fundraiser– Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St. Asheville. Time: 7:30-11:30 PM contact etledder@gmail.com All women are invited to attend. Small admission charge. 

August 19, Saturday -Youth Outright’s YOYOs (middle school group) (3rd Saturday of each month) from 11 am-1 pm in our YO youth room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville. For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 20, Sunday – Lesbian Senior Brunch Bunch Meets at Native Kitchen 204 Whitson Ave. Swannanoa, NC 28778, Time: 1:00 PM. All lesbians over 60 are invited to come out and join us. 

August 20, Sunday – Beer City Sisters Present “ Not Just A Sister Act” ( 3rd Sunday of the month) It’s Drag, Singing, Comedy, Poetry and more. Place: O.Henry’s Time:TBA

August 20, Sunday -David Troy Francis Farewell Concert – Hear David for the last time in NC before he departs. Place: Brevard First United Methodist Church 325 N. Broad St. Time: 4 PM. See Entertainment for more details. This is a Free Concert to All. 

August 20, Sunday- Youth Outright Discussion Groups  (every Sunday) meet from 3-6 pm in the Youth Room located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 20, Sunday – August 21, Monday Asheville Prime Timers Total Solar Eclipse Trip. Prime Timer members will travel to Cherokee for an overnight stay and observance of the Total Eclipse celebrations. This is another Prime Timer Member trip.  Get more information at Prime Timers 

August 21, Monday -–“Geeks Who Drink”- Asheville Branch Hosts Trivia Night at O.Henry's (every Monday night) 7:00- 9:00 PM All are invited to come out and join in the fun.

August 22, Tuesday- Asheville Men's Coffee Club, (meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at ricsem@att.net

August 22, Tuesday - Edna's on Merrimon presents "Friends of Dorothy" Piano Bar Tuesdays. (Every Tuesday evening during the winter and spring) Place: Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue. Time: 7:00 PM. Full details on Entertainment page.

August 23, Wednesday- Mens Nude Yoga (held every Wednesday) -a non-sexual, non-exclusive Gay Yoga class 6:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information contact ashevillenudeyoga@gmail.com

August 23, Wednesday – Youth Outright Weekly Safe Space Drop  (every Wednesday)-In Hours are from 3-6 pm each Wednesday in our Youth Room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 23, Wednesday - Gathering At The Social Lounge (Every Wednesday- This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 on. The Social Lounge, 29 Broadway Downtown.

August 23 , Wednesday – ALZ Support Group for LGBT Community (meets 3rd Wednesday of each month) by Alzheimer’s Association at Premier Home Health Care Services 1550 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 210 Creating a support system, exchange information and serve as a caregiver support system. All are invited to attend. For more information contact dparris@phhc.com 828-277-5950

August 24, Thursday- LGBT Elder Advocates Bi-Monthly Luncheon (held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month) Place: IHOP - 245 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805. Time: 12:00 Noon. All are invited to come by, enjoy lunch and conversation.  

August 25, Friday -LGBTQA Walk It Out (New Day and Time for Spring and Summer) A free fun way to strengthen our physical bodies, our sense of Pride and our community connection. Meet at Edna’s on the River 219 Amboy Rd. Time: 5:30pm. We will be walking Carrier Park, We will start walking promptly at 6pm. Our new adventure continues throughout the entire Spring and Summer. weather permitting, For more information see Website. http://www.walkitout.net/

August 25, Friday- Lambda Al-Anon - Open meeting for gays lesbians and teens (Every Friday) Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Biltmore Village 8:00 pm

August 26, Saturday- Pink Pistols LGBT Gun Club June Shoot. at OnTarget Shooting Range, 4 Busbee Road, Asheville 28803 Time: 3:00 PM. All are invited to come out and join in. For more info see PINK

August 26, Saturday –

August 27, Sunday- Youth Outright Discussion Groups  (every Sunday) meet from 3-6 pm in the Youth Room located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August 27, Sunday - Women's Reading Group - Meets monthly (last Sunday of month) includes pot luck. Time: 4 PM. An open group and welcome newcomers at any time. For place, book information and RSVP contact sandralfrith@gmail.com

August 28, Monday --–“Geeks Who Drink”- Asheville Branch Hosts Trivia Night at O.Henry's (every Monday night) 7:00- 9:00 PM All are invited to come out and join in the fun.

August 29, Tuesday -Men's Coffee Club, (meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at ricsem@att.net

August 29,Tuesday - Edna's on Merrimon presents "Friends of Dorothy" Piano Bar Tuesdays. (Every Tuesday evening during the winter and spring) Place: Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue. Time: 7:00 PM. Full details on Entertainment page.

August 30, Wednesday – Youth Outright Weekly Safe Space Drop  (every Wednesday)-In Hours are from 3-6 pm each Wednesday in our Youth Room. located in First Congregational United Church of Christ (20 Oak Street, Asheville). For More information contact info@youthoutright.org

August30, Wednesday- Mens Nude Yoga (held every Wednesday) -a non-sexual, non-exclusive Gay Yoga class 6:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information contact ashevillenudeyoga@gmail.com

August 30, Wednesday - Gathering At The Social Lounge (Every Wednesday- This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 

August 31, Thursday -