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Ashe County Democrats

The Ashe County Democrats meet the fourth Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. Usually meet at Smoky Mountain Barbecue, but sometimes at other areas of the county. Winter meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. Visit or the headquarters at 519 E. Main St. in Jefferson for more information.

Ashe County Republican Party

The Ashe County Republican Party meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Sweet & Savory in downtown West Jefferson, unless otherwise announced. Ashe GOP Headquarters is open year round and located at 409-D South Main St., Jefferson. Phone: (336) 846-1657.

Nov. 14

Yard Sale

The Ashe County Worship Center located at 863 Ray Taylor Road in West Jefferson is having a church-wide yard sale Saturday, Nov. 14 starting at 7 a.m. For more information, you may call the church at (336) 846-1189.

Nov. 18

Reasons for Hope: A Virtual Discussion with Dr. Jane Goodall

Presented by the Office of Sustainability, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Arts and Cultural Program. This public presentation is a rebroadcast of a private live interactive question-and-answer session with Dr. Goodall and Appalachian State University students that will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8-10 p.m.

Nov. 19

On the Same Page with Vivian Howard

The Ashe County Arts Council and the Ashe County Public Library are teaming for a special On The Same Page festival for 2020. This year’s event will feature a virtual interview with award-winning author and chef Vivian Howard, who will discuss her new book, “This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking.” To sign up for this special virtual book talk, go to or the On the Same Page with Vivian Howard Event on Facebook. For more information, call or email the Ashe County Arts Center at (336) 846-2787,, or the Ashe County Public Library at (336) 846-2041,

Dec. 5

Christmas tree lighting

A celebration of Christmas will happen in Lansing at 5:30 p.m. at the Lansing Creeper Trail Park. Come out and listen to Christmas carols and light the park and the town tree. GLAD will have hot cider, coffee, popcorn, hot chocolate and more.

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