The WNC Peace Coalition is sponsoring a number of events to mourn the fifth anniversary of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. On Mar 17, a film will be shown at Pack Library. Mar 18, the names of all US service personnel killed in Iraq will be read at the corner of Lexington and Hilliard, near the French Broad Food Co-op. On Mar 19, there will be a rally at First Congregational Church after which citizens will disperse to various high traffic locations to witness to the public. On Mar 20 there will be a rally at Pack Square at 5pm. Finally, on Mar 21, Women in Black invite the public to join with them at Pack Square in their weekly vigil for women and children who suffer because of the wars men wage.
Baseball season gets underway next month, with the Asheville Tourists playing their first Sunday afternoon home game on April 6, starting at 2pm. Our resident baseball fan(atic) Barry M invites all enthusiasts (and other interested parties) to join him there. Gates open at 1pm, come early for best seats.
Friend Bob Smith was chosen by the Asheville Citizen Times to grace their front page coverage of this Martin Luther King. Jr. holiday. You can find the article reprinted here on our website, along with three brief audio clips from the Citizen-Times reporter’s interview with him.