(Scroll down for calendar of Activities planned through July)
•Check out the many activities that Steve Fund has come up with from the Gay Men’s Activity, Adventure and Travel group on their meetup page
** we will be working with Steve to create some special events for Prime Timers as well.
Activities open to Prime Timers (but not exclusive)
First Monday of Month LGBTQ Book Club at Malaprops Book Store 55 Haywood St.Downtown Asheville.
Tuesdays Weekly- Men's Coffee Club - Place: Green Life Grocery Cafe 70 Merrimon Ave. Time: 9:00 AM
Wednesdays Weekly- Men's Gathering at The Social Lounge - The Social Lounge 29 Broadway. Time: 6:00 PM
Tuesday - Queer Night Out - A gathering of all age groups at Baked Pie Company 50 N. Merrimon Ave., St 103 Asheville 28804 Time: 6:30 PM.
Please go to Gayashevillenc Calendar for additional info on coffee club, walking and hiking meetings and other activities throughout Asheville.
May 11, Saturday - Prime Timers will host a Pot Luck and the Asheville Supper Club is invited. This is a great time to come together with fellow Prime Timers and others in the community. Place: St. Mary’s Parish Hall Charlotte St. (just past the Grove Park Inn sign. Park on streets in front of the church anywhere. Limited parking behind the church as well. Time: Meet and Greet 6:00 PM Dine: 6:30 PM. If you can help set up and stay a little for clean up, please let me know. We will use paper products, so not too much dishwashing.
May 18, Saturday – Montford Music and Arts Festival takes place in the Montford Neighborhood on Montford Avenue street. Plenty of music, food and lots of fun and vendors. Many are LGBT artists. Loving Food Resources will participate with a booth. Stop by and say hello. I will be there as well. Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Like to Walk?
May 3, Friday - Walk IT Out (is back)- The LGBTQ walking group. (First Friday of each month) meets in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 5:45pm and begin walking at 6 in the Historic Montford area and through Riverside Cemetery for approximately an hour.
Movie night. We will have a movie night this month at Jerry’s home. Date TBA. The movie is a broadcast of the London’s West End performance of Falsettos. It is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover and soon- to- be-bar-mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbian neighbors. The music is wonderful. Watch for notices.
June 29 Saturday – Overnight trip to Charlotte and co-ordinated visit with Charlotte Prime Timers to include Charlotte Caribbean Festival with Parade 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM Trip Cancelled.
Jun 7-July 6- Flat Rock Playhouse – Performance South Pacific ( Interest in going and when)
Mid Week or Weekend (?)Day Trip - The Orchard at AltaPass Spruce Pine - Group Hayride with story telling 45minute ride around the mountain top. Monarch Butterfly Pavilion – raise butterflies. Wednesdays – Music and Mic jam sessions – free from 1:45 PM each Wednesday Wed – Sunday May – Sept. Mountain Music and dance.
Saturday day trip - Emerald City – Emerald Mine – Spruce Pine , Pan for Emeralds, Lunch with a view at Mountain View Restaurant, (15 minutes from Emerald City)
( Note May - July will be updated with additional activities and exact dates as soon as possible. Please indicate if you are interested in joining in on those activities in order to better schedule them. THANKS )