Mountain Xpress, March 23 2011
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MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com contact We want to hear from you. letters Sandy Mort's "health assessment" needs to be reassessed The document referenced in "State Health Assessment Finds Most CTS Neighbors Not at Risk" [March 2 Xpress] is a slap in the face to ArdenresidentsbySandyMortofN.C.Health andHumanServices.Peoplewholivenearthe abandonedCTSsitehavedealtwithlife-threatening maladies for years from contaminants such as vinyl chloride and trichloroethylene (TCE)seepingfromthesite. In her "health assessment," Mort states, "groundwater contaminants, including the volatile organic compounds trichloroethylene and vinyl chloride, are not expected to harm people'shealth."Infact,vinylchloride,aknown carcinogen, is No. 4 on the ATSDR's "Top 20 HazardousSubstancesList."TCEranksNo.16. Mortclaimsvinylchloridehasnotbeenfound offsite;however,in2004,inastreamdown-gradientfromCTS,MACTECEngineeringdetected vinylchlorideatseventimesthelegallimit. Mortlikewisedoesnotrevealtheastronomical levels of TCE discovered around the CTS site, stating "[off-site] levels were lower than the levels expected to harm people's health." In 2007 Xpress reporter Rebecca Bowe sampled a spring in Southside Village. Pace Analytical founditsTCEcontenttobe630partsperbillion (126timesthedrinking-waterlegallimit),which There are many things I'd like to say in topped out their measuring instrument (see responsetoDianaRonald-Szabo["Call Abortion "Fail Safe," July 11, 2007 Xpress at http://avl. mx/2t). Another finding Mort neglects in her final Letters continue reportactuallyappearsintheJanuary2010draft of her document. It reveals a well in The Oaks subdivision that, in 2007, tested at 57 ppb for TCE. Thedangersofthesechemicalsarenotdebatable. As the mother of two children who have survived tumors (one a benign bone tumor, the other a malignant thyroid cancer), I am disheartened that a representative of the N.C. Department of Public Health omits pertinent evidence of contamination, and will not admit to the dangers posed by the abandoned CTS facility. Thoughsomearearesidentshavebeenplaced on municipal water, noxious waste continues to flow through streams where children and animalsplay.Thisisunconscionable.Themess needstobecleanedupandCTSshouldfootthe bill. Sandy Mort is in a position to advocate for us;insteadwehavetofightagainstheraswell asCTS,andinthemeantimepeoplecontinueto getsick. For more information, visit the Facebook page"CleanUpCTSAsheville." -- Lee Ann Smith Arden Good Clean Fun Spa & Lodge call 88.5. 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April 1-3, 2011 Spark Your Transformation at this Spring Yoga Retreat! 3 luxurious days of yoga, meditation, gourmet ayurvedic cuisine in the awesome North Carolina Mountains. You can even get a massage during the retreat! Held at the Prama Institute in Marshall, NC 828.273.6617 � ushasyoga.com 6 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com WA N T E D COMMUNITY CALENDAR EDITOR Are you community-minded? Do you have a serious eye for detail, and top-notch organizational skills? Xpress is looking for a Calendar Editor to join our A&E department. The person will be responsible for compiling and editing the Community Calendar, both in print and online at mountainx.com/events. This is a 30/hour a week position, offering medical, dental and 401K. For other Molton cartoons, check out our Web page at www.mountainx.com/cartoons What It Is: Murder,"Feb. 9Xpress]andthosewho sharehermyopicandoppressiveviewsregarding a person's right to choose when or if they will bear a child. Really, though, the last thing we need is a public rehashing of the same old ideological arguments surrounding this issue. SoI'dliketofocusonmyownpersonalexperiencewithchoice,andleaveitatthat. IhaveknowneversinceIcanrememberthat Iwantedchildren,andIhavealwayshadhigh expectations for the quality of parent I would onedaybe.Inowhaveatoddlerwhoishealthy, happyandhaseverythingheneeds.Hedoesn't havetoworryaboutaccesstofoodandshelter, orsafetyfromabuseandneglect--thesethings areabirthrightinhisworld.Heknowsthathe islovedandwanted,andhemovesthroughlife with a confidence and security that blows my mindattimes.Hehasandisallofthesethings because,beforehewasborn,Ihadnotonlythe right, but the ability and support I needed to makemyownreproductivechoices. Becomingamotherhasonlyfurthersolidified mybeliefthateverypersonshouldhaveagency over their fertility and parenting decisions. I haveheardpeoplesaythatsometimeschoosing abortionisaparentingdecision--whetheritis the decision to put your resources toward the children you already have or the decision to wait so that you can one day be the quality of parentyoualwayswantedtobe. March10wastheNationalDayofAppreciation for Abortion Providers. On behalf of my son, and myself, I'd like to thank the doctor, staff and volunteers at Femcare, our local clinic, for workingsohardtogivepeopleandfamilieslike ourstheopportunitytomakethesechoices. -- Erika Harrison Asheville dren, ages 12 and 5, to see the film. The older one,afanofShakespeare,wasskeptical. But, being young and mainly happy (read: easily pleased by a movie date with mom on $5 Tuesday) she was won over. She was glad forthehappyending,notbeingabletoimagine killingsuchcutegardenornaments.My5-yearoldsonlovedthemovieandthemusic.Myonly complaint is with my son: He made me move totheveryfirstrowofseats,about10minutes beforetheend. At the risk of being too direct, I'm going to gently tell Mr. Hanke what I tell my children: only boring people are bored. They never like that statement and I see by the number of "cranky"Hankeletters,hewon'teither. -- Kathryn Fiddyment Chicago Park, Ca. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Commissioners: It's our money, not yours! It appears our commissioners haven't acceptedthefactthattheyareemployeesofthe taxpayersofBuncombeCounty. Their travel allowance was just reduced from$650everytwoweeksto$320everytwo weeks, which is still unacceptable. Chairman Gantt wants the commissioners to be paid for the average miles they travel "as long as it's not too far out of line." He also stated, in an interview,"thenewallowancemightnotcover thecostofgoingtothemanyeventsthecommissionersfeelpressuredtoattend." Hello!Amileagelogpaysforalltheirtrips, Spring Special Buy One Entree Get A Second One 1/2 Price Choose from 9 Delicious New Entrees Domestic Beer California Roll Small Hot Sake $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 heyyou We want to hear from you. Please send your letters to: Editor, Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall Street Asheville, NC 28801 or by email to email@example.com. Sunday thru Thursday 4:30-6:30pm Offer available for a limited time. Only at the Green Tea Fusion location. Hey, Hanke: Some of us are happy with "crappy"! I actually felt hurt when I read Mr. Hanke's reviewoftherecentlyreleased Gnomeo & Juliet ["Cranky Hanke,"Feb. 16Xpress].Itookmychil- Green tea SuShi: West Asheville, 2 Regent Park Blvd., Asheville, NC, 828-252-8300 Green tea fuSion: South Asheville, 1840 Hendersonville Rd. Suite 101, Asheville, NC, 828-277-3838 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 7 eventhe200to250meetingshesaidheattends each year. They should be paid for the exact numberofmilestheytravel;nomore,noless. Thatwouldbeacceptable.Theyareexhibiting pureselfishnessandgreed. Inthelasttwoyears,thecommissionershave receivedatotalof$214,500,or$42,900eachin travelandtechnologyallowances!Forthenext two years, even with the recent reduction in allowances, they will still receive $89,700, or $17,940each.Theseareperks,notsalaries,and thisisstillunacceptable. Therearemanyupcomingpoliticalconventions and meetings, which some or all of the commissioners will be attending, and gas and plane fares will be exorbitant. We must see frugality in the commissioners' expenditures. Andwemustseefairandhonestreportingof, andpaymentfor,theactualexpenses.Mysuggestionistopostonlineeverymeetinganyor all of the commissioners attend. And they get paidbyusingamileagelog. -- Peggy T. Bennett Leicester The left lane is for passing Thankyou,VernonHill,forbringingupthe most annoying habit to grace our highways: carsresidinginthefastlane,otherwiseknown as Fast-Lane Hogs ["Drive, He Said," March 16 Xpress]. Nothing enrages me more than drivers taking up occupancy in the passing lane. On a recent trip, I was graced with a middle fin- ger twice for tailgating in the fast lane while patientlywaitingtopass.Howscrewyisthat? I have learned that folks simply won't budge and am forced to find an opening to pass in the wrong lane. However foolhardy, I have even gone so far as to pass fast-lane hogs, get infrontofthemandslowdowntogivethema tasteoftheirownmedicine.Iamflabbergasted bythepandemicofthoughtlessanddiscourteousdriversinthispartoftheworld--orisit a nationwide problem? The words I call them whiledrivingareunprintable. I would happily donate to the N.C. State Troopers,whocallfordonationsallthetime,if ticketing fast-lane hogs were on their agenda. Knowingthisisanother"freedom"thatwillgo unaddressed. I am reduced to putting a bum- per sticker on my car that says, "The left lane isforpassing."Itisnexttothestickerthatsays "Beingnicetopeopleisareallygoodidea." In the meantime, I will continue to pass in the wrong lane, give fast-lane hogs a grimace andwaveinthankstothosethatdopullover intotheslowlaneinordertoletmepass. -- Julia Brooke Black Mountain All aboard, Asheville! Letusnothesitatetobuildanewtransportationsystemthatimplementslightrail,busand bikelanesasanadditiontoAsheville'scurrent transportation system. The long-term effects of implementing this infrastructure now far outweighanydoubt,hesitationorfearofcost. Long term, a light rail could bring residentsfromMarshallorCantonorWaynesville -- even Swannanoa -- directly to Asheville. Family members could travel to church without the hassle of using a car. This would also eliminatemuchofthedrivingundertheinfluence that already happens; citizens could easily take a system of light rail and bus to their destination. Additionally, by building this dream now, wecanpreserveourpreciousforestsandfragile ecosystems -- those same forests and ecosystems that we use in our livelihood, work, homesandeverydayliving.Weareblessedto havesuchawell-preservedsylvanlandscape. Unfortunately, urban sprawl will happen, has happened and will continue to happen. Nobody really wants to see it happen; it just does. But we can easily make Western North Carolina resistant to urban sprawl: Build the light-rail and bus system now so we can save our culture and heritage, and dignify the city ofAsheville. -- Jesse Moore Asheville A small investment in the arts yields a high return Regarding the upcoming 2011-2012 state budget,theWNCJazzSocietywantslegislators tomakeinformedandresponsibledecisionsfor fundingtotheNorthCarolinaArtsCouncil. The arts mean business in North Carolina. Most citizens would be surprised to learn that the state invested $6.6 million in arts funding in 2009, yet employees of the funded organizations returned $3.3 million in income taxes back to the state. Funded organizations generate$223millionintotalincomeforNorth Carolina. Whenapersonbuysaticketforanonprofit arts performance, grants subsidize the ticket pricetokeepitaffordablesomorecitizenscan participate. Yet, for every ticket purchased, citizensspend,onaverage,anadditional$27.50 perticketonrestaurants,parkingandtransportation,giftsandsouvenirs,concessions,etc. Acontinuedstrongandvitalpresenceofthe artsinNorthCarolinaisnecessaryinorderfor our state to continue to thrive in the 21st century. -- Bo Farson WNC Jazz Society Asheville 8 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Help build a Haven in Transylvania County In the 2009-2010 school year, 142 children in the nine Transylvania County elementary, middle and high schools were identified as homelessatsomepointduringtheyear.Mostof thoseidentifiedwere"sofasurfing,"ortemporarilylivingwithanotherfamily.Despitehaving extensiveservicesforthehomeless,Transylvania Countyhasnoshort-termemergencyshelterfor homelessfamiliesandindividuals. The mission of The Haven of Transylvania County is to assist homeless families and individualsincrisisinTransylvaniaCountybyproviding safe, temporary refuge in a clean, comfortable shelter. This facility will accommodate 18 people and will be located on the grounds of The Bread of Life, a local food bank. The totalcostofconstructionforTheHaven,a1400squarefootfacility,willbe$234,800.Operations areestimatedtocost$90,500peryear. The Institute for Women In Leadership at BrevardCollegeisraisingfundsforTheHaven tohelpwiththecostsofconstructionandoperation. The IWIL will host an online auction of art, goods, services and trips in a MissionFish auction,througheBay.Theseitemswillbepresented at a kick-off party scheduled for April 1.TheauctionwilllastfromApril1untilApril 14. To donate or buy items, go to missionfish. org and search for The Haven of Transylvania County. Help us make this online auction a success.Themoremoneyraised,thefasterThe Haven'sdoorscanbeopenedtothosewhoneed itmost. If you have any donations or questions, please contact IWIL member Taylor Spivey at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about The Haven, please visit thehavenshelter. org. -- Leighia Eggett Institute for Women In Leadership Brevard ernment waste has to stop because America simply cannot afford it any longer. Why not helpallelectedofficialsfigureoutwhatneedsto bedonetorestoretheAmericanDreamthathas already been destroyed by a government that violatesourunalienablelibertiesandrobsfrom ourfuturegenerations. -- Bernard Baruch Carman Asheville Don't let public media go to static! ThefutureofpublicbroadcastingintheU.S. is seriously in doubt. The Republicans are tryingtocutoutallfundsforpublicradioandTV, which would be devastating not only to NPR andPBS,buttoWCQS,publicradioforourarea, andUNC-TV,publicTVforourentirestate. Some argue that if the $430 million in taxpayerfundsgoingtopublicradioandTVwere todisappear,supportersofpublicbroadcasting would make up the difference with voluntary contributions. They ignore the fact that for the past 40 years only one out of 10 NPR listeners and one out of 10 PBS viewers has contributed to their local stations, despite the incessant on-air requests and tedious membership drives.Whywouldthischangeiffederalfunds ceased? Free enterprise zealots might argue that if public broadcasting advocates aren't willing to payfortheservices,theydon'tdeservetoexist. But private enterprise in the U.S., with all the radio and TV stations that it owns, and all the money at their disposal, has not given us any- thingremotelyapproachingtheconsistentqualityandin-depthreportingofNPRNews,northe educationalprogramsforchildrenandadultsof PBS.AllthisdespitethefactthatpublicTVand radio have never been adequately or securely funded. It would be fine with me if Congress cut all funds to public broadcasting, as long as they voted to provide the system with adequate funding from another source. For example: the FCC could charge annual license fees for all commercial uses of the public airwaves that wouldbeusedtoautomaticallyfundsomeorall ofthenoncommercialapplications. -- Fred Flaxman Weaverville In response to the MoveOn.org "Defend the American Dream" rally I'm not a Republican or a Democrat; I just want to ask MoveOn.org how long it plans to contributetoAmerica'sgreatdivide? Regarding recent budget-cut proposals, or "Republican attacks" as you called them in your recent "Defend the American Dream" campaign, I'm certain that there are errors in whatever cutbacks the Republicans have put on the table. I'm also certain there are tons of governmentcutsneededatalllevels. Over time, "we the people" have allowed government to become bloated by bureaucrats servingtheirowninterestsonbothsidesofthe political divide, rather than the people's interests.Leftoutinthemiddlearetherestofuswho suffertheconsequencesofpoorgovernance. IaskbothD-andR-leaninggroupsthesame question,because,frankly,thegrowingdichotomyissickening;itcontinuestotearAmericans apart,ratherthanbringthemtogetherinunity. It'strue:Unitedwestand,dividedwefall. So, rather than perpetuating the "blame game," perhaps consider the reality that gov- mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 9 Looking for a career that helps to preserve the planet in Western North Carolina? � Are you a person who thinks "Green"? � Are you comfortable working independently? � commentary An unfinished story by Bob Collins Editor's note: Roving local historian/photographer Bob Collins is on a mission to document the fastdisappearing remains of the area's fascinating past. His book Hidden Historic Treasures: Henderson County, N.C., was produced, as he puts it, "to put the old structures that have been overgrown and forgotten for all these years together with the people who once inhabited them" while paying tribute to his deceased wife (and editor), Jackie Collins/Bodnar. Here are some excerpts: "This story began over 200 years ago here in Henderson County, and I suspect it will never be finished. I stumbled onto it through an encounter with Doug Shipman, who was born and bred in N.C. He told me of an old cemetery deep in the woods. My first attempt at finding it was fruitless. ... There were no visible paths or any other signs that gave evidence of our objective. We had to hack our way through numerous briar patches and gullies. I say `we' because I had my dog, Portia, with me. She trailed along reluctantly and at one point resisted and wanted Local author stalks vanishing history I revisited the site three times after this, and each time Portia stayed on the perimeter. I wondered what she knew that I didn't. to turn back, and I opted to listen to her because I thought we were lost. But I later realized she was warning me that I was close to my goal. She just had no liking for a cemetery. "Being determined, I went back to see Doug. He jumped into my pickup and said, `Let's go.' We parked on the same gravel road and again entered the woods. Doug took the lead through the sticker bushes, and again Portia was trailing behind. We wandered aimlessly about, and I thought Doug was also lost. Finally we came to a knoll, and there was the hidden treasure: about 15 very old tombstones. "I then realized Portia wasn't with me. She had stopped short of entering this hallowed ground, just as she did when we unknowingly came close on our first try. I revisited the site three times after this, and each time Portia stayed on the perimeter. I wondered what she knew that I didn't. ..." ��� ��� ��� "The tombstones date back to the Revolutionary War. ... The inscriptions are almost gone. ... Some of the stones may have been removed by vandals; consequently we may never know how many are buried there. "There are several schools of thought on how to treat such hallowed ground. Some believe that old cemeteries should be restored and kept up. Others believe that the dead should be left in peace. Of course, there is the developer's theory, which is to plow over the graves and, if caught, move the bodies elsewhere and continue with the development..." "I first saw Alma's house on a cold winter North Carolina night eight years ago. You could see the inside light shining through the walls. At the time, I thought the people living there were tough as nails, never suspecting it was just one elderly lady. "The house has been in her family for 140some years. It was a kin to her that carved those logs by hand. Like the house, those people were tough as nails -- and like the house, they will soon be forgotten. ..." ��� ��� ��� "Long John Mountain looms quietly above Lake Rugby, stretching from Broyles Road to downtown Hendersonville. ... The first colonial settler here, he must have been quite a sight to see. Most people of that era were of small stature, but Long John McCarson was allegedly 6 feet tall and lanky; he would walk with long, determined strides, his red hair reflecting the bright sunlight ... "If you sit very quietly on the trail, you may catch a glimpse of a tall, lanky man, his red hair flying in the wind. This explorer has experienced this, but only after a low growl from his dog and a strange swirl of wind that came out of nowhere. "Never abandon a belief in the magic, mystery and unseen footprints of previous lives around you: They may have left an imprint as a reminder to care deeply and tread softly within the hidden spaces of Mother Earth. It is all that is left; it is our responsibility to do no harm for the next generation." X Bob Collins lives in Hendersonville. He can be contacted at email@example.com. Are you a problem solver? � Are you interested in leveraging your sales skills to increase your income level? If so, then you want to call us for a career opportunity that can benefit you, our clients and the planet. (888) 930-2255 Locally owned and operated since 1996 by pharmacists Mike Rogers & Bill Cheek, with 70 years of combined pharmacy experience. 10 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com news Reaching out City, county aim to expand social media efforts Changing our look: Buncombe County's website, soon to undergo an overhaul as part of county government's effort to better communicate with the public. by david forbes Asheville and Buncombe County are all a-Twitter. Both local governments are looking to ramp up their online presence, taking advantage of social media to enhance their communicationscapabilities. For its part, the city has recently shifted staffaspartofanongoingefforttoboostits social media involvement and add another dimension to community relations. Former Asheville Police Department spokesperson Melissa Williams is moving into a generalcommunity-relationsroleoverseeingthe city's blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts; Lt. Wally Welch will step up as the APD's newpublic-informationliaison. "We'vefoundthere'salotofvalueinusing asmanyplatformsaswecantocommunicate with the public," notes city spokesperson dawa Hitch. "We saw an opportunity there where we could redefine Melissa Williams' previous role to include keeping up with the blog, Twitter and Facebook. There's a lot we need to do there, and having Melissa Williams join the community-relations team opensupthespaceforustodothat." Overthepasttwoyears,thecityhasrelied on outside contractors to help develop its socialmediaefforts. BuncombeCounty,meanwhile,haslimited its online presence to a website plus central Twitter and YouTube accounts. That's about tochange,however,ClerktotheBoardKathy Hughesreports. "Wearesoexcited:Itvastlychangeswhat we'vegot,"Hughessaysaboutanupcoming websiteoverhaul."Andsocialmediaisfront and center. Everything you should need, you'llonlyneedoneclicktogetthere." The county aims to have the retooled site upandrunningbyApril15. Former Xpress reporter Brian Postelle has been running the city's social media efforts on a one-year contract that expires March 24. Hitch praised Postelle's work "getting our program off the ground, assessing what things the community found useful. ... He's doneanamazingjobwithus." After Williams leaves, Welch will take over as the APD's public-information officer, assisted by Special Projects Coordinator Kendra Turner. "It'sreallyjustbeenareorganizing--just identifying where we can be most efficient withourresources,"Hitchreveals. Toes in the water mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 "Do we have the time and resources to have someone sit and answer tweets and posts all day long? We don't." -- City spokesperson Dawa HitCH Hughes, meanwhile, says the updated countywebsitewillmakeaccessingitssocial media activity much easier. "You're going to see our links to Facebook, Twitter and all thatinthecenter,"sheexplains."Peoplewill be able to post comments there. We won't respondtothemonthesocialmedia,butwe dorespond." In addition, says Hughes, "We've overhauledourYouTubechanneltomakeitmore useful, and you'll see video all through the siteaswell." As for the city, says Hitch, "We have our toesinthewaterasfarassocialmedia.Iforesee, in the future, we'll step that up a level, and there will be more accessibility. Do we havethetimeandresourcestohavesomeone sitandanswertweetsandpostsalldaylong? Wedon't.It'sjustasmallpartofeverything we do in community relations. But it has a bigimpact,andwerecognizethat." Specific plans are still being worked out. Will the APD, for example, follow the lead of the Fire Department and the city itself by establishing an informational Twitter account? "We'll have to assess the need -- and whether we're doing other things that we'll stop if we move in that direction," Hitch reports. "Working with the media and the community to identify what kinds of information will be useful to them. We need to think about where there's overlap: We don't wanttocreateanyredundancies." "In the next six months," she adds, "we'll be looking to hear from the public on what they want -- on whether it's better for us to be decentralized or have everything on the city of Asheville home page. We'll have to feelthatout." The county has so far opted for a centralized approach. Asked if it might expand its Twitter presence beyond a single account, forexample,Hughessays:"Rightnow,we're funnelingeverythingthroughhere.Asweget moreusedtoitandseewhatmorepeopleare interested in, that certainly may expand. It's been really popular, considering we haven't pusheditatall." The county is holding off on actively promotingitssocialmediaeffortsuntilthenew websitedebutsnextmonth."Hopefully,we'll getalotoffeedbackonwhatwecoulddobetter,"notesHughes. X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com ncmatters Stock-car racing on track to become N.C.'s state sport by nelda Holder Two bills introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly recently came directly from the people -- 13 elementary-school students, to be exact. And if they're passed, the state will have its first official sport: stock-car racing. The Mooresville"pitcrew"workedsecretlyatfirstso asnottotipofffansofanyothersport,according to a report in The Charlotte Observer. Then they obtained the cooperation of Rep. Grey Mills, a MooresvilleRepublican,who'stheprimarysponsorofHB 333.Meanwhile,Sen.Martin Nesbitt,a BuncombeCountyDemocratandlongtimestockcar aficionado, teamed up with Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca to introduce sB 322, andtheracewason. The Iredell County students compiled a number of compelling facts about the homegrown sport that are cited by the bills. They include: thestate'sclaimtoracinglegendsRichard Petty, Junior Johnson and the late dale earnhardt; the industry's estimated $6 billion-plus annual economic impact in the state; the NASCAR Hall ofFameinCharlotte;andthefactthatmorethan 90percentoftheNASCARSprintCupteamsare basedhere.Furthermore,thestudentsthemselves hailfromtheLakeNormanandMountMourneIB schoolsinMooresville,akaRaceCityUSA.(Think Dale Earnhardt Inc., JR Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsportsandmore.) Nesbitt,meanwhile,isinvolvedwiththesport in conjunction with son Mart Nesbitt of Nesbitt RacingEnterprises.TheyoungerNesbittisaracingveteranwhotookthe2010SuperLateModel ChampionatNewportSpeedwayandwhose13year-olddaughter,Taylor,hadthreewinsinher 2010rookieyear. A call to the Atlantic Coast Conference headquarters in Greensboro (think basketball and more) went unanswered, leaving the question of a potential basketball/stock-car-racing legislative rivalrystalled. Reaching further back in N.C. history is a resolution honoring the Marquis de Lafayette. Fayetteville was the first U.S. city in named for Lafayette, known as the "Hero of Two Worlds" because he fought in both the American and Frenchrevolutions.ThetownwasNorthCarolina's capital when the state's delegates ratified the U.S.ConstitutionandcharteredtheUniversityof NorthCarolina.TheHousehasadoptedHB191; at this writing, the companion bill (SB 142) was pendingintheSenate. OtherbillsintroducedtheweekofMarch7that WesternNorthCarolinalegislatorswereinvolved withincludedthefollowing: � HB 237 (Economic Impact/Regulatory Legislation):Wouldrequireeconomic-impactstate- Nelda Holder can be reached at email@example.com. ments for all bills proposing regulatory changes Follow our Statehouse news at mountainx.com/spethat would create "substantial economic impact" cial/ncmatters. (definedas$1millionforeveryoneaffectedwithin a 12-month period, or $1,000 for any one person).Passedfirstreading;referredtoCommitttee on Commerce and Job Development. Buncombe CountyRepublican Tim Moffittco-sponsored. �HB 241(NorthCarolinaFirearmsFreedomAct): Wouldexemptfirearms,accessoriesandammunitionmanufacturedandretainedinthestatefrom federalregulation"undertheCommerceClauseof theUnitedStatesConstitution."Passedfirstreading; referred to Committee on Judiciary. Spruce PineRepublicanPhillip Fryeco-sponsored. �HB 247(EnhanceCharterSchoolAccountability): Wouldeliminatethecaponthenumberofcharter schools in the state, establish the N.C. Charter School Commission and "provide for enhanced accountabilityforcharterschoolacademicperformance, along with other changes in the current law.(See"BackdoorVouchers?"March9Xpress.) Passed first reading; referred to Committee on Education.Primarysponsor:MarsHillDemocrat Ray Rapp. Co-sponsors: Buncombe County Democratssusan FisherandPatsy Keever;Sylva DemocratPhil Haire. � HB 326 (Buncombe Involuntary Annexation Moratorium): Would establish a moratorium on annexationsbyBuncombeCountymunicipalities until July 1, 2016, including annexation proceedingsnotyetincludedinatown'sordinancesand anythatarethesubjectoflitigationasoftheproposedlaw'seffectivedate.Filed.Primarysponsor: BuncombeCountyRepublican Tim Moffitt. �HB 327(IncorporateLeicester):Wouldincorporatethe"TownofLeicester,"subjecttoareferendum. Filed. Primary sponsor, Buncombe County Democratsusan Fisher. � sB 268 (Enhance Protection of Victims and Witnesses): Would allow testimony by people not present in court to be admitted if offered against a party that engaged in wrongdoing to make the witness unavailable; would also increasethepenaltyforintimidatingorinterfering with a witness. Passed first reading; referred to Committee on Rules and Operations. Co-sponsors: Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, YoungsvilleDemocratdoug Berger,SprucePine RepublicanRalph Hise. � sB 334/HB 84 (Expand Inpatient Psychiatric Bed/Funds): Would provide additional funding for more local inpatient psychiatric beds or bed days (as recommended by the Committee on Mental Health, Development Disabilities and SubstanceAbuseServices).Filed.Senateprimary sponsor: Buncombe County Democrat Martin Nesbitt;co-sponsor:YoungsvilleDemocratdoug Berger. House co-sponsor: Mars Hill Democrat Ray Rapp.X mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 Jivamukti Yoga, Sound Yoga, Bhakti and Dharma Workshops with David Gluck thebeat After seven straight wins, a Big South Conference championship and a first-round NCAA tournament victory, the "UNC Asheville Bulldogs' dream Run ends,"reportedtheAsheville Citizen-Times. The Bulldogs had a tough St. Patrick's Day. On March17,theylosttothePittsburghPanthers,which knockedthemoutoftheNCAAtournament. "It'sbeenareallygoodrun,andIcouldn'tbeprouder of my team, how they played and the effort they gave,"coacheddie Biedenbachsaidafterthegame.A small but vocal group of supportive UNCA students represented Asheville at the game in Washington, D.C. However,ithasn'tbeenallfreethrowsandlayups forthecollege'sundergrads. The Carolina Public Press reported last week that four students have been working side by side with Buncombe County detectives to investigate the 2002 missing persons case of Joseph d'Aquisto, an Ashevillemanwhowentmissingin2002,attheageof 61. In their report, "UNC Asheville students Investigate Public records, Help Reopen Buncombe County Cold Case," the students explained, "Unlike the worlds portrayed in Law & Order and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, making sense of and using available, open information does not come easily. The glamour of Hollywood's on-demand field samples andquickevidenceprocessingfadesintherealworld, oratleastinBuncombeCounty,wheresystematicand complexprocessesprevail." Theyplantocontinueworkingwiththedetectives andreportingontheexperiencethroughMay. It'sthekindofschoolprogramthatGov.Bev Perdue impliedshewouldliketoseecontinuewhenshespoke in Asheville last week. According to "In Asheville, Gov. Perdue vows No Retreat on schools,"thegovernorpledgedtotheCitizen-Timeseditorialboardthat shewon't"gobackwards"oneducation. "This state has been transformed since the `50s by one method -- through education. We were cotton, low-wagemanufacturingandtextiles,andthisemphasis on education has transformed North Carolina ... and I don't believe we can go backwards, and my budgetdidnotdothat,"Perduesaid. Inastorythatbroughttheongoingnuclearcrisisin Japanalittleclosertohome,theCitizen-Timesdevoted front-page space to "Asheville-area Residents Make Run on Potassium Iodide Pills." "Demand for products with iodine has cleared shelves at pharmacies and other businesses selling health merchandise nationwide amid fears over the threat of meltdowns in several of Japan's nuclear powerplants,"wrotereporterJoel Burgess. AshevillecompanyNature'sPharmacyhadexhausted its 600-capsule supply of potassium iodide by Tuesday,andonWednesdaywasmaking6,000more pills. The capsules, which help prevent radioactive iodinefromcausingthyroidcancer,weresellingfor$1 each,accordingtothearticle. However, much of the fear driving sales was misplaced,saidexperts. around town UNCA Bulldogs get an NCAA spotlight, WNC residents buying iodide Working with Sound Fri. 3/25 � 7-10pm All Levels Jivamukti Sat. 3/26 � 1-2pm How the Mind Leads to the Heart in 6 Levels Sat. 3/26 � 2:30-5pm & Sat. 3/27 � 1-4:30pm Dharma Talks westashevilleyoga.com Authentic Beauty LLC presents organic salon a full service hair salon and more "Where Beauty Comes Naturally " Kids' Cuts Available $15 - $25 all done in a relaxing environment � cuts & styles � organic hair color & perms � sulfate & paraben free products � facials & massage (including Brazilian) call now for free consultation or book online: waterlilysalon.com 7 beaverdam road, asheville, nc Iodine, hunger and gas Defending the dream? about 80 people gathered at pack square park on the cold, rainy afternoon of March 15 to rally against a national republican budget proposal that opponents say would cut needed services and jobs. pHoto By Jerry neLson � waxing 828.505.3288 "Youjustaren'tgoingtohaveanyradiologicalmaterialthat,bythetimeittraveledthose large distances, could present any risk to the American public," explained Greg Jaczko, NuclearRegulatoryCommissionchairman. Meanwhile,anewreportrevealedthatmanyarearesidentsarehavingahardtimeaffordingthenecessitiesoflife.AccordingtotheXpressonlinepost, "Hunger study: Asheville seventh Worst Metro Area in Country,"23.9percentofthearea'spopulation(definedas Buncombe,Madison,HendersonandHaywoodcounties)struggledtofeedthemselvesand theirfamiliesatsomepointin2010. Theregion'srisinggascostscertainlywon'thelp. AccordingtoanotherXpressonlinepost,"Gas Prices steadily Rising,"pricesinAsheville averaged$3.54agallonasofMarch14,a4.5centper-gallonincreaseovertheweekbefore. Thenationalaveragethatweekincreased3.8centspergallonto$3.53. -- by Jake Frankel MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com themap Hendersonville was struck by two small earthquakes last week. A 2.1-magnitude tremor was recorded the night of March 15 and another 2.3-magnitude rumble occurred the next morning. No damage was reported. weekly news bits After a winter of silence, the weekly Friday evening drum circle returned to Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville on March 18. Anthony Lee Wadsworth of Bartlett Street was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on March 19 after striking a victim repeatedly with a wooden broom handle, causing lacerations to his head and face. N VANCE MONUMENT A contract worker installing underground cable for security cameras at Hillcrest Apartments was shot in the back of the neck with a pellet gun March 16. The shot didn't pierce his skin, and he declined medical treatment. An Asheville man allegedly fled from APD officers trying to arrest him for assaulting another man at Magnolia's nightclub on March 20. The man then headbutted another officer before finally being restrained and taken to jail. Pre-K to 8th Grade March 26, 9:30am - noon 574 Haywood Road � Asheville, NC 828-258-9264 � www.rmcs.org OPEN HOUSE mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 15 science kids! WNC kids get scientific! Most kids want to know all about the world around them. They're full of questions and curiosity, and this issue is full of ways to encourage that drive. From homemade volcanoes to handbuilt rockets, from summer camps to Saturday programs, we'll tell you how and where to help your kids learn. Want to find out how science can be a blast? Fasten your seatbelts and come along for a fun (and educational) ride! what's inside: 8 Exploding science Into the woods 6 Do the robot! 8 DIY science projects 0 Smart play: science toys Where to send the kids to camp Edited by Melanie McGee Bianchi and Rebecca Sulock Illustration by Nathanael Roney 6 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com These Brands and many more... FREE KIDS SCOOP to Anyone Who Buys a Single Scoop & Mentions this ad (Offer Good thru April 30th) To b e a d u l t ... just like a kid Lucia & Kevin Barnes � 1070 Tunnel Rd. 828.296.1234 � 195 Charlotte St. 828.258.1515 C O M I N G THIS SPRING! ULTIMATE I C E C R E A M O N L E X I N G T O N AV E N U E ! ! mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 7 828.884.2222 107 N. Caldwell St. � Brevard, NC Exploding science by Anne fitten glenn If you're a parent, you may know just how importantitistogetkidsfocusedonscience. Kidsknow,too,fromwatchingTVshowslike Sid the Science KidandMagic School Bus. Buthowtogetkidstheknowledgetheyneed, whenscienceeducationishamperedbybudget cuts? In WNC, there are science museums brimming with interactive programs and exhibits (AshevilleishometobothTheHealthAdventure andTheColburnEarthScienceMuseum).There are summer camps and after-school programs (many of which are listed in this issue). And, ofcourse,thereareourschools,someofwhich havespecificscienceandtechnologymandates, including Hall Fletcher Elementary, Evergreen Community Charter School and the School of InquiryandLifeScienceswithinAshevilleHigh School(SILSA). Turnsouttherearemanygoodreasonstoget ourkidstofocusonthesciences. According to recent research, America's students lag behind their counterparts in many EuropeanandAsiancountrieswhenitcomesto scienceandtechnology. Resultsfromanationalexamrevealthatless than a third of U.S. students in fourth, eighth and 12th grade have a solid grasp of ageappropriatescience.Thesescores,fromthe2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, werereleasedinJanuary. While North Carolina's fourth graders performedonparwiththenation'sfourth-graders, thestate'seighth-and12th-gradestudentswere significantly behind the nation when it comes toscience.Infact,theSouthtrailstherestofthe country. Western North Carolina educators offer a couple of different explanations for the dismal test scores of both our nation's and region's studentsonthese(andother)scienceexams. ManyblamethefederalNoChildLeftBehind Act,whichrequirestestinginmathandreading, butnotscience.Becausetheresultsofthetesting directlyaffecteachindividualschool'sfunding, teachersfeelforcedtoteachtothetests,oftento thedetrimentofothersubjects. "I think [the low test results in science] are an unintended consequence of the No Child LeftBehindtestingprogram,"saysJasonCarter, associate director for grades 5-8 at Evergreen CommunityCharterSchool."Ithinkifwedon't testit,wedon'tvalueitasmuch." The U.S. Department of Education administers the National Association of Educational Progress assessment, while North Carolina requires end-of-grade science tests for grades 5 and 8 -- but those statewide tests in science werefirstadministeredin2008. "It'sonlybeeninthepastfewyearsthatelementary and middle schools have been testing The boom to get kids engaged in the subject that may matter most Incorrect formula Blue Ridge Montessori School Summer Camp 2011 June 6, 2011 - July 29, 2011 arts & Crafts Cooking Gardening Splash Get curious: How to keep the kids interested? asheville (and the surrounding area) is lucky to have a bevy of camps, after-school programs and activities, such as the the Health adventure's super science saturday program, each week from noon to 2 p.m. pHoto By JonatHan weLCH www.blueridgemontessori.org 828-281-0505 please call Gayle rayfield, m. ed. science at all," says Greg Townsend, principal atSILSA,whosecurriculumemphasizeshealth and life sciences. "The emphasis has been on high-stakestestinginmathandreading." Educatorsalsonotethattherearefewerqualified teachers and fewer teacher positions, both ofwhichimpactsciencestudy.Budgetcutshave decreased the number of teacher jobs in North Carolinasignificantly.Thesecutshaveimpelled manyteacherstowidentheirspecialtiesinorder to keep their jobs. At the elementary-school level, science teachers are rare. Asheville City Schoolsemploysonesciencecoachforallfiveof itselementaryschools. And,ofcourse,testingoftencanonlyreveal so much in terms of student knowledge and ability.Educatorsemphasizetheimportanceof learningthescientificmethodinordertoapply itslogictootheraspectsofschoolandlife. "It's not knowledge that's as important in science.It'saprocessandawaytoexplorethe worldaroundyouusingthescientificmethod," 8 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 9 explains Carter. "It's about learning skills that willlastwaybeyondschool." Inoculatingourkidswithsciencenotonlycan helpthemcatchupwiththerestoftheworld's students,butcanofferlife-longbenefitstothem andtooursocietyastheymovefromtheeducationalworldintotheworkworld.Fromfarming to construction work, from law to the healthcare profession, ability to apply the scientific methodcanbekey. "I think that what you learn through the study of inquiry-driven science is process," says Townsend. "I think it's essential that we continuetodeveloptheabilityofthestudentsto solveproblems.Thisisthechallengewefacein allofoureducationalenvironments:Howdowe changewhatwe'redoinginawaythatenables studentstomoveforwardinatimeofuncertain futureintermsofcareerdevelopmentandnontraditionalwork?Ifwecangivethemtheability to problem-solve in a variety of situations, we'vedevelopedtheircapacitytosucceed." Hungry to get ahead www.swan4h.com � 828-686-3196 If many of our schools are failing our kids, with testing mandates and budget cuts, where canparentsturn? There are the previously mentioned extracurricular science programs, one of which, the national Science Olympiad, fields teams from at least 13 Western North Carolina public and independentschools. Carter co-coaches Evergreen's Science Olympiad team, which consists of 18 middleschoolstudentswhocompeteinsciencecompetitionsattheregional,stateandnationallevels. Making it happen: above, at the Health adventure at pack place. Below, students of evergreen Community Charter school's science olympiad team test their experiments before the big competition. that program is in jeopardy, with state funding on the chopping block. pHotos By JonatHan weLCH The students spend their Saturdays preparing for both written and experiential tests, which includebuildingactualcontraptionsandapplying the scientific method in situations such as crimesolving. "Allthestudentshavetobereadytogointo two or three different events," Carter says. "Thesecompetitionsreallygetkidsentrenched inscience.They'regivinguptheirSaturdaysto dothis,andthey'reexcitedandhungryforit." Despite the popularity of the program in the state, Governor Beverly Perdue's proposed budget cuts include cutting funding for the Science Olympiad, which could leave the students involved having to raise money to continuecompeting. Moreteachersareworkingtogether--across age groups -- to support science learning. For example, SILSA technology facilitator and lead teacherShannonBaggetthelpedorganizeaKids Inquiry Conference between SILSA students and12AshevilleCitySchoolselementaryclassrooms. The SILSA students visited classrooms toworkwithkidsingrades3through5.Then, onMarch30,they'llhelptheyoungerstudents present their science projects at a special event heldatUNCA. There are other regional examples of educators, nonprofits and institutions who are steppinguptothescienceplateinordertofeedthat student hunger. Whether or not North Carolina students will catch up to the rest of the U.S., and U.S. students will catch up to the rest of theworld,remainstobeseen.Inthemeantime, parents can avail themselves and their progeny of the myriad opportunities in our area. And to quote Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus, "Takechances,makemistakes,getmessy."X Anne Fitten Glenn is an Asheville-based freelance writer. 0 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 Into the woods by tracy Rose Nature Center camp and club delve into hands-on environmental education $1 Sundays Movie Line 828-665-7776 Biltmore Square - 800 Brevard Rd Asheville, NC 28808 Students & Teachers always get 10% OFF Think back to the science classes you had when you were a kid. Mine conjure up the acridsmellofformaldehydeasmyhigh-school biology classmates and I dissected enormous, pale, flatworms that seemed too otherworldly toslitherontheearth. Nature photographer Kevin W. FitzPatrick hasasimilarlyuninspiringstory. "WhenIwasakid,you'dsitatablackboard and you'd look at chemistry and physics and science,andifyouweren'tofaminditwasjust --Idon'twanttothinkaboutit,"herecalls. Luckily,timeshavechanged. "Ifyouknowabitabouteducation,youknow thatmoreandmorepeoplearenowtakingtheir kids out into streams and into the forest and they'reseeingitfirsthand,"hesays. Thehands-onapproachisthecornerstoneofa summerdaycampofferedthroughtheWestern NorthCarolinaNatureCenter,aswellasabuddingyear-roundclubsponsoredbyFitzPatrick, a board member of the Friends of the Western NorthCarolinaNatureCenter. "Thekidsarejustdyingtogetintoscience," FitzPatricksays. 2010wastheinauguralyearforthedaycamp, in which 10 sixth- through ninth-graders gatheredinalogcabinattheNatureCenterfortalks byscientistsabouttheirspecialties.Thenitwas off to the nearby Swannanoa River or Trillium Trailforfieldwork. Scientific collection methods are followed at the camp, though FitzPatrick notes that the insects,mollusksandotherlifeformsareexaminedalive,thensafelyreturnedtotheirhabitat. One research method involved the campers marking off a plot of ground and studying all thediverselifeformstheycouldfindthere. "That made an impression on the kids," recalls Karen Boekschoten, whose 14-yearold son, Nico, an eighth-grader at Evergreen CommunityCharterSchool,wasanenthusiastic participant. Another day involved campers blocking off asmallsectionoftheSwannanoaRivertolearn Net worth: the western north Carolina nature Center offers a hands-on approach to learning -- which sometimes involves getting dirty. pHotos CopyrigHt kevin w. fitzpatriCk Downtown Asheville w w w. t r u e b l u e a r t s u p p l y. c o m MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com about water quality and the fish, insects and other aquatic life that live there. In other sessions, a scientist brought along 15 or so cases ofbutterflyspecimens,whileasnakespecialist toted along his own live snakes for the kids to handle. "It was AMAZING!" 12-year-old Serena Morgan Dotson-Smith declares via e-mail. "I can't quite put the feeling of what walking in thestream,searchingintheforest,andrunning withwolveswaslike!Weallmadegreatfriends, learnedsomenewscientifictermsandplain-out just had fun! It was an experience not worth missing,infactnotworthtradingforathousand dollars!"(Toclarify,theseventh-graderatNorth Buncombe Middle School notes that the kids ran on the outside of the wolf enclosure, while the wolves ran back and forth on the inside. Oneofthebestpartsofthecamp,sheadds,was meetingotherpeoplewhosharedherinterestin wildlife.) Oncelastsummer'scampwasover,thekids werehungryformorehands-onscience.Those campers form the core of a nascent club that willmeetonceamonthonweekends,following much the same format as the camp. (Though there's a fee for the summer camp, the club is free.) FitzPatrickadmitsthatthecampsuffersfrom a somewhat unwieldy name: The ATBI (All mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 Your old furniture not looking so great? Get it custom painted! � Family Portraits � Famous People � Favorite Musicians � Cool Themes Get it done right on a coffee table, chair, cabinet, desk, you name it. Discover Your Unique Traits and Vocational Aptitudes. 631.793.1115 � www.flooredart.com Asheville, NC � Stephanie@flooredart.com N at u ra l Ba by St ore 2008 � 2009 � 2010 (Mtn. Xpress Reader's Poll) Who's that little guy?: the camps offer a chance to learn about new species -- and make friends with other kids who have similar interests. pHoto CopyrigHt kevin w. fitzpatriCk Voted Best-Of-WNC Natural - Baby not for sale clothing � bedding � diapers � toys books � accessories Mon-Sat 10-6 � thelittlestbirds.com 647 Haywood Rd. in West Asheville � 253-4747 Photo by Paul M. Howey � � � � � � � Turning 4 Years Old This Week � � � � � � � EVERYTHING ON SALE 15-50% (now through Sat, March 26) � � � � � � � � � � Thank You WNC! � � � � � � � � � � Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) Camp, thanks to itsconnectiontoanambitiousscientificproject in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Through the nonprofit organization Discover Life in America (based at the national park), the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory seeks to identifyandrecordalloftheestimated100,000 species in the park. So far, the project has discovered903speciesnewtoscience,accordingto Discover Life in America's website (www.dlia. org/atbi/). On a smaller scale, the ATBI database manager plans to work with Nico to create a mini databasetodocumentthespeciesthekidsfind, which will help the club as well as serve as a schoolprojectforNico. "I guarantee you that there are species on that trail that have never been seen before," FitzPatrick says. Finding one, he adds, "would makeourday." Meanwhile,Serenahaslaunchedthewebsite for the ATBI Club (wncnaturecenteratbiclub. webs.com) and encourages other kids to get involvedwiththecampandclub. Apart from learning about, say, a specific speciesofdragonfly,thissortofenvironmental educationyieldslessobviousbenefits. "Itkindofdeepensthekids'appreciationof where they live," Boekschoten says. "I think it also fosters stewardship of the environment, whichiswhatit'sallabout." The ATBI Camp runs June 20-24 and is just oneofthenature-orientedWildWeekssummer camps to be offered through the WNC Nature Center.Formoreinfo,visitwildwnc.org/education/summer-camporcalltheNatureCenterat (828)298-5600.FormoreinfoontheATBIclub, contactFitzPatrickatkevinfp@gmail.com.X Tracy Rose still gets the willies over the science project that came after the worm: namely, the frog. explore Learning about nature = good times Budding naturalists can indulge their interests through a cluster of camps in the Asheville area. The N.C. Arboretum offers a variety of nature-themed Discovery Camp programs for preschoolers through high-school students, including an intriguing Advanced Eco Detectives camp for second- and third-graders. For more info, see ncarboretum.org/education/discovery-camp or call (828) 665-2492. And Bug Camp is back this summer at UNCA, although a funding shortage has downscaled it from a residential camp to a day camp, says UNCA biology professor Tim Forrest. Two sessions run June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, with a maximum of 20 students per camp. Bug Camp, free for rising sixth- through rising eighth-graders, involves working in the lab and the great outdoors -- usually the national forest -- where campers collect various insects for study the next day. They also run experiments in the field, including measuring the pulling force of beetles that live in logs, and then calculating what that force would equal for a child. "It turns out to be a Volkswagen microbus, pretty much," Forrest says with a laugh. For more info, call Forrest at (828) 232-5150 or visit facstaff.unca.edu/ tforrest/BugCamp2011.htm. MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 5 Do the Robot! by Cara Ciliberto Local clubs get kids interested in engineering, technology and more Resources for Transformation and Inner Peace Books, Music, Crystals, Jewelry, Tarot Statuary, Candles, Incense and Events The traditional view of a kids' summer camp is steeped in a nostalgic woodsy setting. There's alwaysalakeforswimmingandcanoeinganda nightly campfire with singing, swapping spooky storiesandroastingvarioustreats-on-a-stick. Thisclassicdesignwasthe"forest"usheringin a growing acceptance of "trees" -- or the rising tideofspecialtycamps,whichcatertoabroader range of specific interests. Worldwide, camps and clubs are gaining attendance. Participants areeagertotryvariousactivitiessuchasfencing, playing in a rock band, dramatic arts or even explosives (it's an engineering science, don't ya know?). A Sanctuary for the Spiritual Seeker Since 1989 5426 Asheville Hwy. (Hwy.25) � mi. S. I-26 exit 44 � Mon-Sat 10-6 crystalvisionsbooks.com � 687-1193 But even for kids raised without television, the inevitable desire for an iPhone moves in as naturally as osmosis. Exciting possibilities: students with the girls scouts first Lego League team from asheville Middle school work on a robot. the program helps keep girls interested in science, technology, electronics and math. pHoto Courtesy Carrie Myers For some parents and educators, electronic media has garnered a taboo reputation -- its encroachment is feared as limiting, passive or violating.Butevenforkidsraisedwithouttelevision,theinevitabledesireforaniPhonemovesin as naturally as osmosis. More positively, today's savvy "elders" raised in the Atari age have utilized their digital roots to pursue engineering, computer programming, graphic designing and film or video editing; now in leadership roles, they'vecreatedengagingtechprogramsthatmay provideathresholdofinterestforthenewestgeneration. SaraSanders,whoteachesthebuddingRobotics ClubatOdysseyCommunitySchoolinAsheville, willearnherBachelorsofScienceinEngineering with a Mechatronics concentration from both UNCA and North Carolina State University this spring.TheclubwasstartedbyOdysseyExecutive Director Dr. John Johnson, who runs the private Pre-K through 12th-grade campus on a foundationofexperientiallearning. Healsokeepsakeeneyeonthetrendsofthe future."Iwantkidstohaveexposuretoengineeringskills,togainaninterestasearlyaspossible," hetellsXpress. Johnson initiated a collaboration with the NCSU Office at UNCA to offer Odyssey gradeschoolstudentstheafter-schoolprogram(thelocal college supplied all model kits and materials to minimizestudentcost). SandersteachesRoboticsClubmembersrelated computer-programming skills and electronic-circuitry know-how. The seven enrolled students, boysage8to13,workinteamsoftwotobuildand programtheirown"Sumobot"RobotKit(manufacturedbyParallax).Theirautonomouscreations willbeabletofollowaline,navigateamazeand "ultimately duke it out in a Sumo competition," promisesalineintheprogram'scurriculum. The club meets biweekly after school in Odyssey's hushed, cozy computer lab. "In this case, the computer is not a medium for social alienation or isolation. It is a tool that the kids havetocooperativelyusetodeveloptheirrobots," explains Sanders as the boys barely glance up fromtheirscreens. Attheprogram'shalfwaypoint,Sandersoffers some intriguing observations: "I think initially theytendtohaveaveryimaginativeideaofwhat buildingrobotslookslike.Mostkidswanttomake these huge, Transformer-style robots that will blowthingsup. "When they see that the robots we are working with are quite small, they are a little disappointed,"shesays."Butastheylearntoprogram andusethesensorstocontrolthe'bots,theygetan understanding -- the possibilities become much moreexciting." Evenin2011,maleengineersstillsignificantly outnumbertheirfemalecounterparts.Accordingly, there'sbeenagroundswellinrecentyearstocoax preteen girls back into typically male-dominated schoolsubjects. Around third grade, some studies say, girls Freelance writer Cara Ciliberto enjoys searching for begintoloseinterestinmathandscience.Among other groups endeavoring to correct this, North images in cloud formations with her sons. Not just a boy's club Carolina's"PeakstoPiedmont"chapteroftheGirl Scoutsistakingpartinanewinitiative:TheSTEM program uses girls' existing connection to their peers to foster a collective interest in the fields representedbytheacronym:science,technology, electronicsandmath. Thegroupiscontinuingtoworktowardgrants and funding to strengthen its development, says Carrie Myers, director of programs for Peaks to Piedmont. "It is our goal to nurture this interest so that moregirlsbuildastrongSTEMfoundation."The ultimatehope,explainsMyers,istocreate"future femaleleaderswhowillmeettheincreasingneed forscienceandtechnologyprofessionals." Thiscampseason,theSTEMSummerAcademy is an opportunity for girls to build and program LEGOMindstormrobots,participateinsessionsof digitalphotographyandcomputerprograms,and bondwithgirlsofsimilarinterest. But it's not just a summer stint. The girl who may have discovered a particular interest, "can potentiallycontinuethisactivityduringtheschool year,suchasjoiningaFirstLegoLeaguerobotics team,"saysMyers. While the community ethic is an underlying tenet of woodsy camp life, the more specialized youth clubs and camps seem to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual, a developmentally appropriate tool in any adolescent or tween's questforidentity.X 6 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com A Great Haircut. Guaranteed! greatclips.com Children's haircuts are just $10 GreAt HAirCut SAle March 30th�April 8th when every haircut will be $6.99 ASHEVILLE 129 Bleachery Blvd - 828.298.5100 1378 Hendersonville Rd - 828.274.5353 640 Merrimon Ave - 828.252.9010 5 Westgate Parkway - 828.251.6008 ARDEN 300 Airport Rd - 828.676.2211 Don't forget our mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 7 DIY Science Projects by Mackensy Lunsford Bored? Want to make a minor mess and learn something at the same time? Do try these experiments at home (with a parent's permission, of course). (Thanks to SaraKate and Abby Makoviney for helping with these experiments and deciding that science is "delicious and fun.") Two fun (and only slightly dangerous) experiments that kids can do at home fireinthehole! Exploding soda fountain We've all seen the baking-soda volcano. It's a classic example of an experiment that can be performed with common kitchen ingredients. While non-damaging and safe explosions are fun in any respect (if planned), this one seems a little meek. In perhaps the best use of diet soda and Mentos we've ever seen, here's a similar experiment that makes a sky-high eruption -- and a pretty big mess. Note: Absolutely do this outside, away from anything that wouldn't benefit from splatters of soda (for example, a laundry-laden clothesline). Also, diet soda is not essential, but keeps the experimenters from getting too sticky from the sugar. Regardless of stickiness, the soda will splatter, so make sure to wear old clothes. What you need: 1 roll of Mentos (keep wrapped until right before the experiment in order to construct your "candy chute"). 2-liter bottle of diet soda index card Construction paper Scissors Scotch tape What to do: 1. The Mentos must be stacked in a neat column, with minimal space between them, so that they can be dropped all at once into the bottle. Make a "candy chute" by cutting a small piece of paper about the length of the package of Mentos and about four inches wide. 2. Wrap the paper around the Mentos package to form a tube. Tape it so it holds its shape. Now you have your chute. 3. Take everything outside! Open your soda bottle. Everything will happen fast once you get started, so make sure that you set everything up. 4. Place the index card over the opening of the soda bottle, then place your chute on top of that so that the end of the chute lines up scream! Ice cream in a bag Almost everyone likes ice cream, except the lactose intolerant, of course. Wouldn't it be nice to make your own? You can, and you don't even need your own ice cream churn; just a few bags, some ice and salt and the desire to shake things up. This is a fun and delicious experiment that must be done in an area where it's OK to spill a little milk. After all of the ingredients are combined and it's time to shake the bags, it's best to wear gloves -- the bag may be cold enough to damage your skin. Go ahead and throw on a scarf and a hat, too ... just to be silly. What you need: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/2 to 3/4 cup of rock salt 2 cups ice 1-quart zipper bag 1-gallon zipper bag measuring cups and spoons Note: Make as many recipes as you want. Also, experiment with flavors -- add chocolate syrup or chocolate chips, for example. What to do: 1. Put the sugar, milk, cream and vanilla into the quart bag. Seal the bag very securely -- and we mean very. Salt water can ruin the ice cream! 2. Put 2 cups of ice into the gallon bag. 3. Add salt to the bag of ice. 4. Place the sealed quart bag inside the gallon bag of ice and salt. Seal the gallon bag very securely. 5. Rock the gallon bag from side to side. Throw it around! Dance a little! 6. Continue to rock and roll until the liquid ice cream has firmed up into solid(ish) ice cream. 7. Remove the quart bag, scoop out your ice cream and enjoy. Why it works: Salt lowers the freezing point of ice. By lowering the temperature at which ice is frozen, the milk mixture can freeze (at a temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit) into ice cream. So, why do you need to shake the bag anyway? The motion breaks up larger ice crystals, making a smoother ice cream. sky-high soda: who knew that candy and diet soda could cause such a mess? pHoto By sCott Courtnay-sMitH with the opening of the bottle. 5. Fill your chute with the Mentos and let the adults run away to a safe place. 6. Open your full 2-liter bottle of diet soda. Remove the index card quickly, and let the Mentos drop into the bottle. Why it works: Bottled soda contains carbon dioxide that's dissolved in liquid. When the bottle is opened, pressure is released, making the gas bubble out of the liquid, which is what makes soda fizzy. A few different things happen when the candies are dropped into the soda, but here's the most significant factor in the eruption: When the Mentos fall into the bottle, they start to dissolve, releasing ingredients like gelatin and gum arabic into the soda. Those two things lower the surface tension of the soda (like softening an egg shell) making it easier for the bubbles in the liquid to expand and escape. 8 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 9 Local indie toy retailers reveal a few new things under the sun by Melanie McGee Bianchi When it comes to the explosive intersection of kids and chemicals, it's not just about the bakingsoda-and-vinegar volcano anymore. Solar-powered vehicles and other greenthemed toys are on the rise; likewise modern adaptations of beloved classics. Xpress contacted local independent stores whose primary retail space is devoted to toys, and discovered the very latest in weird science. Smart play candy'ncircuits Photos by Jonathan Welch Dancing Bear Toys (dancingbeartoys.com) 144 Tunnel Road, Asheville. 255-8697. 418 N. Main St., Hendersonville. 693-4500. "We have a whole, large science section," says Cassidy Cloyed, assistant manager of the Asheville store. She recommends the spinning top generator from Toysmith's Green Science line, and also the Ultimate Gum Kit from Scientific Explorer, where kids employ chemical knowledge to make various gooey concoctions. Although the majority of science kits are tailored for age 8 and up, Dancing Bear also sells a My First Science Kit for younger wunderkinds. Once Upon a Time (biltmorevillage.com/onceuponatime) 7 All Souls Crescent, Biltmore Village. 274-8788. Once Upon a Time owner Stan Collins gives his rubber stamp to Snap Circuits, an award-winning electronics kit that does away with the old days of scraping wires and other fun-inhibiting stressors. "There are 300 things you can do with it," he notes. He also sells Toysmith's popular crystal-growing kit, and speaks particularly well of the Carson Optical Digital Microscope Once an object is stabilized on the microscope's platform, it can be wired to a computer to be viewed to fuller advantage. 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Bulldog recreation camp Bulldog Recreation Camp is dedicated to providing a memorable experience for every camper in a safe, fun filled and caring environment. It is a great opportunity to participate in summer activities on UNC Asheville's beautiful campus. The camper's schedule will include swimming, indoor and outdoor activities and weekly Friday field trips. All programs will be geared towards an exciting array of age and developmentally appropriate activities that will capture the interest of each camper and keep it all month long. Date July 5-8, 2011 July 11-15, 2011 July 18-22, 2011 July 25-29, 2011 Cost $130/child $160/child $160/child $160/child The Toy Box For More Camp Information Contact: Debby Schwartz 828-250-3839 firstname.lastname@example.org Rising 1st - Rising 5th Graders Registration @ http://recreation.unca.edu/summer-camps MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com 793 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. 254-8697 Toy Box owner Gary Green praises the "un-gimmicky" science kits offered by Thames & Kosmos, including the consistently well-reviewed Chem C500 Set which contains more than 30 experiments including investigations of metals and salts, acids and bases, and various electrochemical changes. "It's not just a bunch of chemicals and mixes -- kids learn the science behind why these experiments work," says Green. He also recommends the Green Science Kit's Solar Rover: the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) named this aerodynamic wonder one of its best toys of 2010. Budding engineers learn how sunlight is converted to power -- and get a stellar toy vehicle in the bargain. presented by 5K walk/run and 1 mile Fun run SATurdAy April 9, 2011 - 9 AM Walkers and runners of all ages will enjoy this scenic course which begins at the Girl Scout Center on W.T. Weaver Blvd and winds around UNCA and the surrounding neighborhood! 1/3 of the course is trail through the Botanical Gardens. � All participants will receive a free box of Thin Mints and tee-shirt!! � Tee-shirts are guaranteed with registrations received by 03/23/11 and will be first come, first served after the 23rd. � Families and Teams are welcome! � Go to thinmintsprint5k.com for registration and more details sponsored by � Mission Children's Hospital � Roberts & Stevens, P.A. � Eblen Short Stop Stores � MAHEC � Biltmore Oil Company � Mellow Mushroom Thin MinT SprinT!! Asheville's First thinmintsprint5k.com 828-252-4442, ext. 3302 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 Summery summary The 2011 Kids' Camp Guide OPENING Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 5pm Photo courtEsy of thE N.c. ArborEtuM DiscovEry cAMP Compiled by Jaye bartell and Melanie Mcgee bianchi WesternNorthCarolina'smanysummercamps are keeping up with the techie times. Some offer up-to-the-minute instruction in rocketry, robotics, ecology, Web design and music production, among other creative subjects. Delve intothescienceofsummer! Nature, Adventure, Health and Science askateboardingcampandatheatercamp.An Outdoor Adventure Campserieswillhighlight nature exploration for all ages, peaking with the Teen Canoe Camp, an overnight odyssey for older kids with primitive camping and a 25-mile canoe trip down the New River in northern N.C. Programs run June 14 through Aug.11;ratesvary.Formoreinformation,contactAmyPruettRickmanat251-4080ore-mail email@example.com. An outgrowth of Black Mountain-based residentialcampsMerri-MacandTimberlake,local Black Mountain expeditions has taken teens totheliteralendsoftheearthinsearchofthe ultimate hiking challenge. French Alps, anyone? Or how about topping a summit in the BolivianAndes?Thisyear'sseriesoftreksrun June11throughJuly16.SequoiaNationalPark is in view, as well as the N.C. High Country. See www.blackmountainexpeditions.com or call669-8766. Open 7 Days � Breakfast � Lunch � Dinner Lodging � Gifts � Crafts (828) 235-8228 � Call for road conditions www.pisgahinn.com Located between milepost 408 & 409, South of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway Appalachia school of Holistic Herbalism offersanearth sprouts! summer CampAugust 1-5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. "Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary" teaches kids about medicinal plants,farmanimalsandhealingwithherbsin a setting that cultivates a love of nature. Each childreceivesabotanicallycorrectwildflowercoloringbookandmakesanherbalfirstaidkit to bring home. Call 350-1221 or e-mail info@ Fromdeepinsidetheearthtowayupinspace, herbsheal.com. The Colburn earth science Museum has the Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts sciences covered for preschoolers through risadministers an ambitious series of programs ing fifth-graders. In a variety of weeklong aimedatrisingfirst-gradersthrough12th-grad- sessions running June 27 through Aug. 5, ers, including traditional day camps, a Teen participants mine for shining gemstones, dig Leadership Program, therapeutic sessions for for real fossils, blast off into outer space and kids with cognitive or developmental delays, exploreourhomeplanetthroughexperiments, MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com KIDS SUMMER CAMPS - JUNE 13 - AUGUST 12 Gabe's Groovalicious Clay Games Fun Clay! Captain Gabe's Clay Adventure Let's Get Dirty! Planes, Trains & Automobiles Back to the Drawing Board! Wild Wild Animal World Painted Clay Clay Puppet Spectacular! Photo courtEsy of DANDElioN hill activities,craftsandgames.Findabrochurefor 1-, 2- and 3-week sessions designed for rising thispopularday-campseriesatwww.colburn- second- through rising 12th-graders. (Older kidsgetachancetotraveltotheOuterBanks.) museum.orgorcall(828)254-7162. Naturalist "mentors" lead campers in wilThe Health Adventure's extremely popular derness exploration, and afternoon art might discover science summer Camp series runs include pottery, drama or creative writing. June13throughAug.5,forrisingfirst-through CampsrunJune4throughAug.6,plusafourrising eighth-graders. This year's high-energy dayFamilyCampheldLaborDayweekend.At themes include "Far Out Science" (exploring presstime,sessionswerefillingupfast.www. the great beyond), "Around the World" (in greenriverpreserve.org. which kids "journey to all seven continents") and "Bodyology," (where kids look inward to AdivisionofUSARaft,Mountain Adventure discover the science of the human body). Info Guides sponsors a series of 12-day and 18and registration at www.thehealthadventure. day overnight summer Adventure Camps org or (828) 254-6373, ext. 316. (Spaces fill up June 26 through Aug. 4, for kids ages 12-17. Counselor/camper ratio is small and expectaquickly.) tionsarehigh.MAGcampsfeatureruggedoutdiscovery Camp at the North Carolina doorexcursionsinawildernessareastraddling Arboretumoffersabountyofnature-intensive the N.C./Tenn. Border -- including caving, daycampsasvariedasthevastexpanseofbio- rafting,advancedhikingandoutdoorcooking. diversity they explore. Programs -- including No cabins here: The young adventurers are "Curious Critters," "Gone Buggy," "Feathers, expected to make their beds under the stars Fur and Scales," "Boots, Pedals and Wheels," everynight.Gearisincludedintuition,anda "Eco Challenge" and "Leadership Adventure good attitude must be packed along with bug Camp" -- start June 6 and run through late spray.Theprogram'smottosaysitall:"Weput August. Summer activities are geared for pre- thecampingbackincamp."Seewww.mtnadschoolersthroughhighschoolers.Forfullinfo, ventureguides.comorcall866-813-5210. visit www.ncarboretum.org/education/discovery-camporcall665-2492. Twin camps Mondamin and Green Cove, in lushTuxedo,N.C.,aregearedrespectivelyfor ThelocalGirl scoutcampisopentothepub- boys and girls 6-17. Mountain sports are the lic;allgirlsenteringgradesK-12arewelcome. standout here, among them kayaking, rock Camp Pisgah for Girls in Brevard, with day climbing, mountain biking and extended wilcampandovernightprograms,isACA-accred- derness excursions. Canoeing and horseback itedandfeaturesayurtoption(soAsheville!). ridingareoptions,too,roundingoutaneclecForthefulllowdown,seewww.girlscoutsp2p. tic experience that draws campers from all 50 orgorcall(828)252-4442. statesandevenfromothercountries.Awealth ofsessionsareoffered,includinganewAugust Green River Preserve,apristinelysituated,con- opportunity,allbeginningMay29.(Mondamin servation-minded residential camp in breath- wasnamedoneofthecountry'stop-fivesumtaking Cedar Mountain (south of Brevard), mercampsbyOutsidemagazine!)www.mondaassuresparentsthatnokidleavesherewitha min.comandwww.greencove.com. "nature-deficitdisorder."Immersionin--and respect of -- the outdoors is paramount, with An aquatic adventure awaits rising third- Advanced Techniques for Young Potters It Came From Outer Space New Spring Dance Sessions Starting Now Summer Dance Classes, Workshops and Intensives Begin the week of June 13, 2011 Come See our Performance Groups Dance Halftime at the Harlem Globetrotters Game Sunday, March 27 Asheville Civic Center Check our website for details at www.ideafactoryinc.org mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 5 We have done the research for you. Photo courtEsy of thE hEAlth ADvENturE organic plush toys non-toxic wooden toys beeswax crayons baby registries teethers � bottles baby carriers organic mattresses & bedding organic clothes through rising eighth-graders who attend Riverlink's French Broad summer River Camps.ThefirstsessionrunsJune13-17(third- throughfifth-graders);thesecondsessionruns June 20-24 (sixth-through eighth-graders). Environmental education and service learning (including river clean-up and interpretive nature walks) are emphasized in this reasonably priced adventure, but there's plenty of water recreation too. For more information, e-mailBeccaChildressateducation@riverlink. orgorcall252-8474. Another well-seasoned local camp, Brevard's Rockbrook Camp for Girlsgoesbacksofarit even boasts fourth-generation attendees. And yetthecurriculumisdefinitelyofthemoment. Open to girls 6-16, Rockbrook is a traditional overnight camp whose 3-week sessions run June 5 through Aug. 11. Swimming, tennis, equestrianendeavors,yoga,journalism,visual artandmusicaltheatercomprisetheshortlist of activities. For full info: www.rockbrookcamp.com. program revolves entirely around the magical worlds of food, cooking and farming. What is the story behind what we eat? What is the importance of those choices? Campers learn elements of science, history, geography and other academic topics while exploring important environmental, economic and social justice issues related to food. Three sessions are scheduledfor2011.ThefirststartsonJune13. Fullandpartialscholarshipsareavailable,asis transportation.Pleasevisitwww.terrasummer. orgformoreinformationabouteachsession,or callSybilFixat782-7842. Your one-stop shop for organic, pure and sustainable products for your home. 828.258.1901 � Mon - Sat 11-6 51 North Lexington Ave., Asheville � shop online: www.nestorganics.com Used Books, MUsic and More Mr. K's Asheville's lArgest Used Bookstore New & Used: Books � CDs Video Games � Books on Tape � DVDs BUY � seLL � TRAde Large Selection of New and Used Children and Young Adult Books at Great Prices! *Mr. K's has summer required reading titles. Open Mon. - sat. 9am-9pm � sun. 12-6pm � 800 Fairview Rd. River Ridge Shopping Center � Beside A.C. Moore � Hwy 240 exit #8 299-1145 � www.mrksonline.com A free overnight camp sponsored by UNCA, the irresistibly named Bug Camp (for rising sixth- through rising eighth-graders) happens in two sessions spanning June 20-24 and June 27throughJuly1Theprogramusesinsectsto inspire creative thinking through hands on, interactive,discoverybasedlearning.Activities includecollectingfieldtrips,identifying,curating and experimenting with insects to investigate biological principles. Enrollment, contingent on reference from a teacher, is limited The swannanoa 4-H Center was the first 4- to20studentspersession.Seehttp://facstaff. H camp in the state and does the mountains unca.edu/tforrest/BugCamp2011.htm for regproudwithacomprehensiveseriesofdayand istrationforms,orcall(828)232-5150. residentialcampsrunning3,6and10daysfor kids4-16.Specialtyprogramsaboundforthose Other camps sponsored by UNCA include a kidswhowanttopursueaparticularskill(e.g., seriesofdayandovernightvolleyball Camps rock climbing, mountain biking, white water for kids 10-18, held July 11-16 (contact Julie raftingorcaving).Aspecialweekforchildren Torbett at firstname.lastname@example.org, (828) 232-5659); ofmilitaryfamiliesisofferedfreeofcharge.But and smoky Mountain Running Camps for themenualsoincludeslotsofall-aroundtradi- thoseenteringninthgradeandabove,heldJuly tionalfun.Pricesvarybasedonlengthofcamp 10-15, July 17-22 and July 24-29. (www.unca. and interests. Some sessions were already full edu/oaci/sumYouth/sumYouth.html). at press time; check www.swan4h.com for updatesorcall828-686-3196. Wild Weeks summer Camp at the Western North Carolina Nature Centeris,well,wildly Terra summer is an experiential, interdisci- popular. This comprehensive series of day plinary summer day camp for children 11-14 camps, designed for kids from age 2 through located on an organic farm in Mills River, 20 ninth graders, comes in weeklong segments minutes south of downtown Asheville. The including "Pioneer Living," where pre-teens 6 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Photo courtEsy of truE iNk will barter for goods and make cheese from scratch; "Staying Found," i.e., how not to get lost in the woods; "Rhythms of the Earth," a new, highly experiential camp this year, focused on the patterns and cycles of nature; and "Forest of Lilliput," another new camp, invitescampersto"discoveroftheAppalachian forest." (Most programs, including the PeeWee Camp for preschoolers, emphasize some interaction with the Nature Center's resident animals.) Wild Weeks runs June 1 through Aug.5.www.wildwnc.org. Asheville Art Museum offers morning, afternoon and all-day programs for rising kindergarteners through rising 12th-graders, presented in a true studio environment in the museum'sspaciousWNCArtResourceCenter, June 13 through Aug. 1. Among the full spectrum of media, kids might learn printmaking, cartooning and sculpture. Classes include regularvisitstoAAM'svariousgalleries.This popular program fills up fast. Info at (828) 253-3227,ext.122,ore-mailSharonMcRorieat email@example.com. Carolina day schoolpresentsaseriesofpublic,weeklongdaycampsforpre-kindergarteners through rising 12th-graders, divided by age group into "Quests," "Explorations" and "Workshops." Activities are definitely on the cutting-edge side of creative: Consider everything from junior engineering to candy making, fashion to ecology, Web design to stage combat.Swimmingandoutdoormountainfun arealsoabigpartofthemix.June13through Aug.5.www.cdschool.org. dandelion Hillcelebratesthejoyofchildhood inahome-likeenvironmentforkidsages3to9. FollowingtheWaldorfearly-childhoodmodel, three-andfour-daysessionsrunbetweenJune 28 and Aug. 4. Dandelion Hill will provide an organic healthy snack each day. Children will bring lunches from home. Daily activities include songs and finger-puppet theater. Story times are also a daily experience where traditionalfolktalesaresharedandthenserve asaspringboardfordelvingintopuppetryand drama.Kidscanalsoexpectpainting,modeling and seasonal crafts -- and plenty of outdoor play. Send inquiries by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arts and Academics Enrollment is open for Appalachian Institute of Creative learning's Summer Enrichment Camp, held at scenic Warren Wilson College in two weeklong sessions: July 17-23 and July 24-30. Rising third- through rising 12th-graders are invited to attend either day camp or overnight sessions. Arts and academics are highlighted.Seewww.appalachianinstitute.org orcall(800)951-7442. Asheville Arts Center nurtures budding performers year-round, and that means two full months -- June 13 to Aug. 12 -- of "music, drama,danceandlife!"Kidsages3andupcan expecteverythingfromIrishdancetothecircus offunandperformancethatis"UndertheBig Top."Thereturning"AshevilleIdol"series(for kids 8 and up) is sure to stay a hit. A varied menu of musical theater, including "Gleeeeee Camp,""SuperheroestotheRescue"and"The LittleMermaid,"isavailable--butthefulllist is extensive, so see www.ashevilleartscenter. comfordates,ratesandthewholelowdown. mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 7 GREEN PEACE "As soon as Bill and I held our first born child it cemented our interest in preserving our environment for our children and their children. Each and every one of us can do our part--large or small--to help not only the environment of our community but of our world." -Dr. Kari Williams In our office, we: � recycle � proudly offer digital x-rays reducing radiation by 90% and eliminating the need for toxic developing solutions � have installed an Amalgam Separator Receptacle which prevents contamination of our WNC waters � have decreased our paper consumption with paperless charts, electronic insurance claims, patient reminders via email/text and specialist communication by email Photos courtEsy of WAyNEsvillE PArks AND rEcrEAtioN The First stage Youth Theatre of Madison CountypresentsitsSummerWorkshopCamp forareakidsages8-18.Theseriesofweeklong programs -- "by kids and for kids" -- culminates in a production and after-play picnic. Workshopsstartmid-Julyandemphasize"the skillsofdiscipline,concentrationandteamwork so prominent in the theater and in real life." Todd Weakley returns for the seventh year as SummerCampDirector.Toddisaprofessional theatre artist, Playwright and Director, and holdsamastersdegreeintheatereducation.As usual, Todd has developed two full weeks of theatre fun for students. See www.firststageyouththeatre.comfordetails. Flat Rock Playhouse, the official state theatreofNorthCarolina,hostsacomprehensive selection of summer-long programs in acting andstagecraft--checkout"AesoptoBeBop" --throughtheirYouTheatredivision.Morning anddaycampsareintendedforkindergarteners through rising ninth graders, and a series of specialty camps for (including a film program) is offered for seventh- through rising 12th-graders.SessionsrunbetweenJune6and Aug. 5. Check www.flatrockplayhouse.org for full postings on this year's themes and rates. (Tuition assistance for qualifying families is available.) Green-minded Gwynn valley in Brevard gets kids down to earth with an assortment of overnight (1-3 weeks) and daylong programs geared strongly toward traditional crafts and survival skills. Basketry, gourd sculpture, tiedying, leatherwork and candle making are among the artsy offerings. Way-cool sports include ultimate Frisbee and cricket. Older kids get to try wilderness training. And all attendees help out on the farm, a vital part of theGwynnValleyexperience(70percentofthe camp'sfoodisgrownonsite).Sessions,running June 10 through Aug. 14, are for kids who've finished kindergarten through eighth-grade. Infoat(828)885-2900oratwww.gwynnvalley. com. NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Dr. Bill Williams, DMD � Dr. Kari Williams, DMD 3272 Hendersonville Rd., Suite A, Fletcher, NC 28732 828-681-8888 8 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Photo courtEsy of thE hEAlth ADvENturE John C. Campbell Folk schoolinBrasstown, N.C.,isn'tjustagreatplaceforadultstofind theirroots.Theirsummerkids'programs,the little Folk school and Middle Folk school for rising seventh- through rising 12th-graders, aim to teach the next generation about Appalachian culture. Nearly 30 classes in danceandcraftaretraditionallyoffered,running the week of June 19. Find updates and details at www.folkschool.org, or call 1-800FOLK-SCHtogetonthemailinglist. Roots + Wings school of Art, for preschoolers,familiesandadultsbasedattheCathedral of All Souls at Biltmore Village, will offer three-dayart-explorationcampsforkidsages 3-12.SessionsrunJune13throughAug.8and includeinstructioninclay,drawing,painting, collage,printmakinganddesign.Classestend to fill up fast, so call soon: (828) 545-4827 or email@example.com. Offering a unique day-camp experience that includes up-close-and-personal immersion in the most fascinating eras of the past, smith-Mcdowell House Museum will host a Hands-On History camp July 25-29 for rising second- through rising fifth-graders. This year'stheme,"WhoWeretheVictorians?"will include major costume fun, old-time photos, themed crafts, and even making homemade icecream.CamprunsMondaythroughFriday from9a.m.to5p.m.Registrationislimitedto 12students.Call(828)253-9231ore-mailLisa Whitfield at firstname.lastname@example.org for registrationinformation. sessionsJune27throughJuly8,forkids5-17. Each series is capped with a performance on ACT'sMainStage.Seewww.ashevilletheatre. orgorcontactCampDirectorJannaHoekema email@example.com. Transylvania Community Arts Council has a busy summer planned! It all starts with the outdoor "fun-in-the-sun" Kids Art Day on May 7 (part of the Transylvania County Sesquicentennial Celebration). summer Art Camp begins on July 11 this year, through July 29 at the Transylvania Community Arts CenterinBrevard,morningsorafternoons,for kids ages 5-12. Visual art, pottery, dance and music will all be explored. Flanking the art camp,The Carwile-dodson studio's summer Pottery Camphoststwosessions,June27-July 1 and July 11-15. See www.tcarts.org or call (828)884-2787forregistrationinfo. True Ink's Creative summer Programs for young writers (elementary through high school)areexperientialandactive,andinclude visual art, crafts, dance, performance, math, science,publishing,music,history,bookmaking and more. Program locations such the ThomasWolfeMemorialSite,theNewSchool ofDancestudio(bothindowntownAsheville) and the River Arts District give kids the chance to work in the realm of real practitioners past and present. New this year: a collaborationwithRoots+WingsSchoolofArt, which will include a summer intensive for high-school teens. Returning instructors Jeff Kinzel, cartoonist, and Allan Wolf, internationally renowned performance poet, author Tanglewood Youth Theatre, a division of and musician, are examples of some of the Asheville Community Theatre, hosts many esteemed faculty. Camps begin the week of youth-oriented theater programs each year, June13,schedulesandfeesvary.Forcomplete including its well-known Tanglewood descriptionsandregistration,visitwww.truesummer Camp, which runs in 2-week-long ink.comorcall215-9002. mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 9 Photo courtEsy of truE iNk Traditional DANCE CAMPS If you love to dance, then this is the camp for you! Enjoy classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and acrobatics. Spend your day polishing up your skills and acquiring new ones. We will also learn about nutrition, dance history, costume design, stage makeup and scenery and create special arts and crafts projects. Our week culminates with an informal performance for friends and parents on Friday to showcase everything we have learned! Petite Dance Camp, ages 4-6, 9 am - 1 pm, $150 ($160 after 5/6/11) Mini Dance Camp, ages 7-9, 9 am � 2 pm, $200 ($215 after 5/6/11) Junior Dance Camp, ages 9-12, 9 am � 2 pm, $200 ($215 after 5/6/11) Early drop off 8-9 am available for an additional fee of $35. Camp Ton-a-Wandah for girls is located in a cozy cove in Hendersonville. Camp runs June 5 through Aug. 5 in 2- and 3-week residential sessions, for girls ages 6-16. The curriculum is particularly eclectic, including rappelling, whitewaterrafting(itsnamemeans"bythefall of water") on the Nantahala and Pigeon rivers and horseback riding. Find full info at www. camptonawandah.com. Boasting one of the most affordable -- and popular--day-campprogramsinthearea,the 188-acre,five-stareliada summer Campoffers fieldtrips,golfing,horsebackriding,confidencebuildingexercises,mini-bikingandswimmingin aheatedpool.Activitiesaregearedforkids5-12. The related eliada summer sports Academy, for kids ages 8-12, features focused instruction in lacrosse, basketball, baseball, soccer, and more.Seewww.eliada.org,orcallDeniseWest at254-5356,ext.224,tocheckoutsummerdates andratesforSummerCamp.E-mailjcarnivale@ eliada.org for Sports Academy info. But be quick!Registrationisalreadyinprocess. Asheville Gymnastics Summer Gymnastics Fun Camp for kids ages 5-13 emphasizes fun physical activity: Think Indoor gymnastics, a climbing wall and walking field trips in the downtown area. Camp runs June 13 through Aug.5,9a.m.-5p.m.,MondaythroughFriday. See www.ashevillegymnastics.com for rates, or call252-8746. In its 10-week day-camp program running June 6 through Aug. 12, Odyssey Community school in Montford promises "sheer fun and relaxation"alongwithsoccer,ultimateFrisbee, dailyswimmingandtennislessonsledbyBrad Lawrence (who's coached such stars as Andy RoddickandVenusandSerenaWilliams).Atraditionalarts-and-craftsprogramisdistinguished bysuchuniqueofferingsasdidgeridoo-making andplaying.Sessionsaredividedintothreeage groups (5-6, 7-9, and 10-13), and campers may attend as many sessions as they wish. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and before- and aftercampcareisavailable.Threeweeksofhalf-day summer Intensives for Teens(13-17yearolds) areofferedmid-JulythroughearlyAugustand include Digital Photography with Photoshop, DigitalVideoShootingandEditingwithiMovie, and 3D Modeling and Animation with Google Sketchup. For rates and more information, call 259-3653 or e-mail office@odysseycommunity. org. Waynesville Parks and Recreationwillofferits third annual summer Camp, a series of weeklongdaycampsthatrunJune17throughAug. 5 for rising first- through rising fifth-graders. Lots of outdoor sports and educational field tripsarehighlighted,7:30a.m.�5:30p.m.,M-F. For rates and registration info, call 456-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. wayensvilleparksandrc.com. YMCA of Western North Carolinafacilitatesa comprehensiveselectionofday-campprograms runningJunethroughAugust.Ycampsareheld atvariousareaschools,andcentralpick-upand drop-offlocationsareavailableforparents'convenience. Theme programs and environmental awareness are emphasized. Around for more than100years,Ycampsarealwayscoveted,so don'tdelayincheckingoutwww.ymcawnc.org forregistrationinfo. At the YWCA summer day Camp, kindergartenersthroughsixth-gradersenjoyweeklyfield trips, nature hikes, swimming lessons, music, art and much more. Camp will starts June 15. Hoursare7:30a.m.to6p.m.,Mondaythrough Friday.CallCiCiWestonat254-7206,ext.111,or email@example.com. THEME CAMPS Join us for a week dance studio fun, each with a unique theme. Every day is a dream come true with dress-up in fabulous costumes, innovative craft projects, structured play activities and games and daily dance class where basic routines are learned. Each fantastic week features a photo shoot on Wednesday, water day on Thursday and an adorable, informal parent show on Friday for friends and family to enjoy! TIME: 9 am � 1 pm (early drop off 8-9 am available, $35) COST: $150 before May 6th or $160 after that THEMES: Broadway Baby, Dancy Nancy, Superheros, Princess & Frog, Bunny Hop, Sea Cruise, Rapunzel, Princess for a Week, Fairytale Fun, Royal Tea Party, Pirate Adventures www.centerstage1.com (828) 654-7010 � Rosscragon Business Park, Asheville 0 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Caricatures for children and adults by Asheville artist Brian Vasilik. Brian has drawn cartoon portraits at the Bele Chere festival, Grove Park Inn and many family and company events. W W W . B R I A N VA S I L I K . B L O G S P O T. C O M Sat. april 2nd 1-3 pm Celebrating national poetry month Kubo's Ja pa n e s e s u s h i & F u s i o n F o o d Free Events at Spellbound are scientifically proven to increase your family's weekend fun 5 B B i l t m o re Ave nu e � A s h ev i l l e � 2 5 1 - 1 6 6 1 � w w w. k u b o s j a p a n e s e - a s h ev i l l e . c o m Celebrating Sat. april 30th 1-3 pm kIDS LOVE SUSHI TOO! 7 D AY S diverSity in BookS and in life kIDS SpECIAL Mention this ad and receive a FREE California Roll Sample Joining yWCa in itS Stand against raCism LUNCH & DINNER 19 Wall St. � Asheville 828-232-2228 www.spellboundchildrensbookshop.com 640 MERRIMON AV E . SUITE 205, ASHEVILLE � 828-225-6033 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 41 Spiritual Camp Cedar Cliff, based in Asheville, has a simple mission: "communicating the truth of Christ's love in word and deed." For grades K-12, with nine sessions starting June 13 and going until Aug. 12, there is plenty of adventure and fun as well. Even the program names are fun -- "20,000 Leagues Under the Cedar"; "Around the Cliff in 80 Days; Clifflock Homes"; and "Wild, Wild Cedar Cliff" are just a few. For more information, and to register, visit www.campcedarcliff.org, call 828.450.3331 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp Celo is a scenic, noncompetitive overnight camp near Burnsville that has operated for more than 50 years. Though not overtly religious in its mission, the program seeks to teach boys and girls the Quaker values of nonviolence, simplicity and environmental awareness. The arts, including performance and traditional crafts, are a major element of the experience, as is animal stewardship and enjoying the nearby South Toe River. Sessions (June 12 through Aug. 13) are designed for kids 7-12. A low counselor-to-camper ratio is a hallmark of Camp Celo. www.campcelo.com. Camp Hollymont on Lake Eden in Black Mountain is a Christian residential camp for girls 6-15. An expansive list of activities includes digital photography, sewing, modeling, guitar, horseback riding, tennis, creative writing and "outdoor living." Program options include 1-, 2- and 4-week sessions, June 19 through Aug. 12. www.hollymont.com. Traditional overnight camps that emphasize visual arts, music, sports and high-octane outdoor adventure in a nondenominational Christian atmosphere, Camp Merri-Mac for girls 6-16 (www.merri-mac.com) and Camp Timberlake for boys 7-16 (www.camptimberlake.com) also boast low camper-to-counselor ratios and special wilderness trips. Sessions run June 12 through Aug. 13 in programs ranging from 1-5 weeks. Both camps are located in Black Mountain; registration is available online. Camp Rockmont, a Christian residential camp for boys in Black Mountain, is better known locally as the site of the biannual Lake Eden Arts Festival. Like the festival, the camp draws kids from all over. A particularly gorgeous setting is one highlight, as is an ambitious roster of activities that includes disc golf, storytelling, lacrosse, zip-lining and rocketry. Sessions include day-camp options for grades K-4; the overnight programs run six days to a month, June 12 through Aug. 12, for boys 6-16. www. rockmont.com. The Jewish Community Center's five-star-rated Camp Ruach (Hebrew for "spirit") combines traditional day-camp activities for boys and girls with cooking, gardening, Israeli dance and instruction in Jewish values and concepts -- including environmental stewardship and charitable deeds. The two-week sessions, Summer Day Camp!!! Take care of your "own" horse for a week! June 20th - June 24th July 11th - July 15th July 25th - July 29th Open to girls and boys ages 7-15 Hours: 10am - 4pm, Monday- Friday Cost: Current Lesson Students $275 if registered before May 1st / $300 after May 1st Non-Lesson Students - $325 if registered before May 1st / $375 after May 1st Photo courtesy of the N.c. Arboretum Discovery cAmP designed for rising first- through rising eighthgraders, begin June 13 and go through Aug. 5. Field trips take advantage of the area's scenic beauty. Other unique highlights include Israeli dance, archery, weekly Shabbat celebrations and guided nature expeditions. See www.jccasheville.org for information on a counselorin-training program for rising 9th and 10th graders and for more details on camp. Pretty Camp Wayfarer, a Christian overnight camp for boys and girls in Flat Rock, offers the typical summer-camp experience, including classes in such wide-ranging subjects as "pioneering" and puppetry -- plus an emphasis on confidence building. Mini sessions are available for kids as young as kindergarten age, while main camp (for kids age 6-16) runs for various lengths up to five weeks, June 19 through July 28. www.campwayfarer.com. Emmanuel Lutheran School in Asheville has all the cultural bases covered with its Summer Rocks! 2011 series of day camps running June 13 through Aug. 12. The long, varied list of programs, held on the school's 8-acre campus, are targeted for rising kindergarteners through rising sixth-graders. Highlights include gymnastics, Tae Kwon Do, a Cooking With Kids week and Survivor Week. For older campers, a two-week drama series will culminate with a performance of The Wizard of Oz. For details on auditions for the play or for general camp information, see www.emmanuellutheranschool.org or call (828) 281-8182. X Summer Riding Lessons Available Too! www.windingcreekstablesnc.com email@example.com 42 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 43 greenthumb Petal to the metal Spring accelerates with a flower festival and some soil-based how-to "Orchids are not difficult to grow, just misunderstood." That's the description of the opening discussion at the annual Western North Carolina Orchid Society Show and Sale, scheduled for Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, at the North Carolina Arboretum. The event features three presentations each day, from the 11 a.m. opener to Sunday afternoon's "Repotting Your Orchid." Presenters include Linda Wilhelm, Hadley Cash, Mark Reinke, Shan Nassar, Cynthia Gillooy and Linda Thorne. Of course, a key part of the event is the display of hundreds of orchids. There will also be orchid paintings by Gary Gessford as well as music by Western Carolina University's Gamelan Gunung Biru (Gamelan is an Indonesian-based musical form involving xylophones, gongs, flutes and other instruments). Arboretum members get a preview on Friday, March 25, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday's public events start at 11 a.m. For more information and directions, visit the website ncarboretum.org. Photo courtesy of Western north carolina orchid society Get yer Garden GrowinG! Seed Starter Kit Sale Sow true Seeds GH rapid Start & rooting enhancers organic Fertilizers & amendments Fox Farm - roots organic Soils ancient Forest Humus - Cocofiber Flourescents - Quantum dimable nextGen Growlights & Much More! Vegetable gardens 101 if you want it we will get it! authorized Hydrofarm dealer in wnC Competetive Prices & Advice You Can Trust! www.newagegardens.com Located on 2 acres 5 miles from Asheville I-40 (exit 59) Call for details (828) 299-9989 "Family Owned & Operated" A variety of resources are available for beginner gardeners and those who want brush up on their knowledge. Here are a few: How much mulch? Buncombecounty.org has a handy calculation for determining the quantity of mulch, topsoil or pine straw needed to cover a given area: "1 cubic yard of mulch will cover 100 square feet to a depth of 3 inches. That's enough to fill the bed of a midsize truck. Bagged, you'd need 13 of the 2-cubic-foot bags or nine 3-cubic-foot bags. One cubic yard of topsoil will add a 2-inch layer over an area of 100 square feet. A bale of pine straw is enough to cover about 35 square feet." If that's too much math, go to the online calculator at http://avl.mx/2u. (Source: Carolina Country, distributed by the North Carolina Electric Cooperative.) How to start a vegetable garden: The Buncombe County Extension Center on Coxe Avenue offers a beginner's class, Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class fee is $5, and advance registration is required (Call 255-5522). Master Gardener Spring Garden School: Offered on Saturday, April 9, at A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this program is intended to provide participants with the resources to grow in Western North Carolina. The instructors are the master gardeners of the area -- the experts when it 44 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com gardeningcalendar Calendar for MarCh 23 - 31, 2011 A Smart Gardening Seminar by Buncombe Master Gardeners (pd.) Learn best plants, techniques, edible landscaping, design ideas, for WNC gardens. � ABTech's Ferguson Auditorium � Saturday, April 9. $12. Pre-registration required.(828) 255-5522 or http:// buncombemastergardener.org Invasive Plant Workshop � SA (3/26), 9:30am-noon - Learn to identify and control invasive plants that threaten private and public woodlands in Western NC. Presented by Bob Gale, ecologist with the Western NC Alliance. Held at the Reems Creek Fire Department's community room, 711 Reems Creek Road in Weaverville. Free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Leicester Garden Club � SA (3/26), 1pm - This month's topic: How to balance energy in your garden to enhance the health of your plants. Held at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Meets the fourth Saturday of most months. Info: 683-7159 or lgcmember@yahoo. com. N.C. Arboretum Events The Arboretum hosts a variety of educational programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free with parking fee ($8/vehicle). No parking fees on 1st Tuesdays. Info: 665-2492 or www.ncarboretum.org. � SA (3/26) & SU (3/27) - The WNC Orchid Society's annual spring flower show will be on display at the Education Center, which features an array of rare orchids, supplies, educational classes and orchid-growing advice. Swannanoa Community Garden A garden in Swannanoa where community members can rent plots for individual or group use. Sponsored by the Swannanoa Pride Community Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting public events and services in Swannanoa. Plots are available for $15-$25 per season. Info: 581-4064 or http://on.fb.me/dSTgpk. � Through SA (4/30) - Join the Swannanoa Community Garden. SOUTHERN EXPRESSIONS GIFT BOUTIQUE GOT COLD FEET? GET YOUR SNOOZIE ON! Clothing Handbags Jody Coyete Earrings Sunglasses Sandals "Cozy little foot coverings" @ Southern Expressions Weeping Cherries redbuds dogWoods Natural Soaps Shae Butter Soy Candles Blue Mtn. Greeting Cards 7 � BILTMORE AVE. � 828-258-3742 More GardenInG eVenTS onlIne Check out the Gardening Calendar online at www. mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 31. Calendar deadlIne The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365 comes to making your soil more fertile, picking native plants (and others suitable for our region), creating an edible landscape, gardening in small spaces and (my favorite) choosing plants that can make gardening less work. There's also Q&A at the end, and participants are encouraged to ask master gardeners their toughest questions. Registration runs from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The fee is $12. For more information, call 255-5522. The Buncombe County Extension Center is located at 94 Coxe Ave. in downtown Asheville. Kids' stuff at the Botanical Gardens April showers mark the beginning of kid season at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. On April 16, the Garden Science series begins with a session for kids age 5 to 11. "How does the weather impact our ecosystem, plant life, animals and the seasons? We will learn the answer to these questions and make a weather station to take home," the description reads. Next up, on May 21, is a "Forest Floor" workshop in which "participants will explore the Botanical Gardens' wooded areas for signs of life and look under leaf litter, rocks and logs to see life forms in the woods." The series continues into the fall, from "Frogs and Toads" to "Don't Take Rocks for Granite." The curriculum is designed to "engage kids in the observation and investigation of living and non-living things using their senses and simple tools," organizers say. All programs take place at the Botanical Gardens (151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., adjacent to UNCA) on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the BGA office administrator at 252-5190. The cost is $7/per child per activity. Each session is limited to 12 participants. X Send your garden-and-farm news to news@ mountainx.com or call News Editor Margaret Williams at 251-1333, ext. 152. mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 45 greenscene Getting their feet wet by Susan Andrew Some may remember eighth-grade science as boring and perfunctory, with a focus on things like converting teaspoons to milliliters. Or maybe it was high ick-factor, slicing and dicing your way through some worm's digestive tract? But for Stuart Miles' seventh- and eighthgrade students at Evergreen Community Charter School, science class is more about how they can help save the world -- or at least their little corner of it. Miles, the 2010-11 North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year, teamed up with Hayley Smith, RiverLink's education coordinator, to develop a more hands-on, action-oriented approach to teaching basic environmental science. Over the course of several weeks, students analyzed samples collected in the Haw Creek watershed, drew conclusions from the data and began developing plans for community outreach based on the results. environmental news by Susan Andrew Evergreen science students track Haw Creek watershed Water quality is a key component of the state's standard course of study for public schools. And in years past, Miles has taken his classes to streams throughout Western North Carolina, aiming to make their learning as hands-on and place-based as possible. But even so, he notes, it all felt somewhat artificial, consisting of "get off the bus, test the water, get back on." So Miles decided to try something closer to home: assessing the environmental health of the school's immediate surroundings in the Haw Creek drainage. "This year," he explains, "They have that ownership of the information they're gathering." The 47 eighth-graders also got a taste of the challenges of real-life fieldwork. "The way our curriculum works out, this field trip would occur in January, where the ink is freezing in their pens and they can hardly hold the bottles. In this case, there were four sites selected in Haw Creek: two on the creek itself (one in the headwaters and one in a more developed area), and two on unnamed streams in the watershed." Miles collected most of the ecocalendar Calendar for MarCh 23 - 31, 2011 ECO Events The Environmental and Conservation Organization is dedicated to preserving the natural heritage of Henderson County and the mountain region as an effective voice of the environment. Located at 121 Third Ave. W., in Hendersonville. Info: 692-0385 or www.eco-wnc.org. � MO (3/28), 6pm - "Protecting Our Natural Resources," a discussion at the BRCC Patton Building, room 150.Cosponsored by Transition Hendersonville and the League of Women Voters. � TU (3/29) - "Kids in the Creek at Rugby Middle School," a hands-on water quality event for youngsters. � WE (3/30) - Mud Creek Watershed will offer an educational class for eighth graders. WNC Alliance Members of the WNC Alliance and the public are invited to be agents of change for the environment. Info: 2588737 or www.wnca.org. � TH (3/24), 10am-noon - Tour Asheville's Wastewater Treatment Plant. Do you know what happens to water after it disappears down the drain? Find out what goes into processing wastewater for Buncombe County. $7. Info: email@example.com. Thumbs-up for water quality: logan Jayne, an eighth-grader at evergreen community charter school, reacts as he and science classmates analyze water samples collected in haw creek. students hope to raise awareness about water quality through placards they affixed to storm drains that lead to haw creek. courtesy of stuart Miles More eCo eVenTS onlIne Check out the Eco Calendar online at www.mountainx. com/events for info on events happening after March 31. Calendar deadlIne The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365 1 in 4 young people will get an STD. Get yourself tested today. Walk-ins Appointments 51 North Lexington Avenue Asheville 828.258.1901 for Students *with valid ID $20 Off Affordable Birth Control and Condoms 828-252-7928 � 603 Biltmore Ave. Shop Online: www.nestorganics.com samples, turning them over to the students along with video showing stream-bank conditions and other aspects of the sites that might suggest potential water-quality impacts. Students also discussed what constitute "good" and "bad" levels for the five parameters tested (temperature, pH, turbidity, nitrates and phosphates) -- pollutants commonly associated with fertilizers and septic systems. And when the data came in, the results were encouraging. "Haw Creek's in pretty good shape!" Miles reports. "I encouraged the kids to infer and describe the results as deeply as possible, as in: What is Haw Creek used for? What is our value for our streams and watershed? A lot of what it came down to is that we appreciate the stream for its aesthetics, and we use it as a gauge for the overall health of the watershed and watershed practices in general." Students then moved on to the action component, placing "Don't Pollute -- Flows to Waterways" placards provided by RiverLink on storm drains around campus and at the nearby Charlie Bullman Park. Meanwhile, Miles used the fact that he lives uphill from the school to help drive a fundamental inquiry: Are my choices impacting the stream below? This, he says, fed students' growing interest in identifying potential pollution sources." Among their ideas was using high-resolution photos on Google Earth to identify unnaturally green lawns that could help determine future sampling sites. Miles believes projects like this one provide a "reconnection to our agrarian roots and awareness of the land and its history. We want to do some oral histories with Haw Creek residents, to talk about how this valley has changed from a primarily agricultural valley to the suburban area it is now, to help the students connect to where we are. We've tried to bring them into ownership of `We are the next generation of Appalachians.' "As a teacher, you're always trying to connect them with the ground they're standing on," he emphasizes, adding that the school year culminates in a three-day backpacking trip. "We've got a lot of ideas for next year," adds Miles, noting that students may contact the U.S. Geological Survey to propose a name for one of the unnamed Haw Creek tributaries. Students are also designing fliers describing the project and their desire to maintain local ecological health, for possible mailing to area residents. "You just have to really be careful," says Evergreen eighth-grader Noah Hyman. "Fertilizers are good for plants in the ground but can have a harsh impact on animals and plants that live in the streams." As for the impact of the class, Hyman says, "Having the ability to show people what is happening in our streams is really cool. Stuart makes things really interesting and a lot of fun." X Direct your environmental news to Susan Andrew (251-1333, ext. 153, or firstname.lastname@example.org). 46 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com calendar Calendar for MarCh 23 - 31, 2011 Unless otherwise stated, events take place in Asheville, and phone numbers are in the 828 area code. Day-by-day calendar is online Want to find out everything that's happening today -- or tomorrow, or any day of the week? Go to www.mountainx.com/events. Weekday Abbreviations: SU = Sunday, MO = Monday, TU = Tuesday, WE = Wednesday, TH = Thursday, FR = Friday, SA = Saturday Every Girl Needs to Create Financial Confidence, Independence and Freedom". Presented by The Financial Coaching Center, LLC. Free. RSVP by 3/21/11. 828-7794002. coachingcenter@ att.net AARP Tax-Aide Free tax preparation for seniors and low-and middleincome taxpayers. Electronic filing available. Call the individual location for details on what to bring. Info: www. aarp.org/taxaide. Questions and requests for homebound individuals: 277-8288. � Through MO (4/18) - Free tax preparation available at Pack Library, 67 Haywood St., Mon. & Wed., 10am-4pm (628-3662); West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road, Tues., 9am-3pm (658-9718); Weaverville Library, 41 North Main St., Thurs., noon-5pm (713-9381); and Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Tues., 10am4pm (505-4373). Encounter Cuba � SA (3/26), 6-8pm - Enjoy a traditional Cuban meal while learning about Cuba's people, history and culture from residents of Asheville seeking to overcome barriers between the United States and Cuba. Held at the Parish Hall of All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St. $5-$10 suggested donation. Info: www.circleofmercy.org. Events at Big Ivy Community Center Located at 540 Dillingham Rd. in Barnardsville. Info: 626-3438. � TUESDAYS, 10am-1pm & SATURDAYS, 10am-3pm Thrift Store, held in the white building next to the picnic shelter at the back of the property. Items to be donated should be brought during hours of operation. For large items, please call first. Events at Historic Johnson Farm Located at 3346 Haywood Road in Hendersonville. There are two nature trails (free), and guided tours are offered. Info: 891-6585 or www. historicjohnsonfarm.org. � WE (3/23), noon - Lunch and Learn: "21st Century Egypt Revealed," with Pam Gaitskill. Hear stories from her recent trip to Egypt and see photos taken during the visit. Learn about the pyramids, camels and sights of everyday life in today's Egypt. Bring a lunch. Coffee, tea and water provided. Reservations recommended. $5. Mars Hill College Events Info: www.mhc.edu. � TH (3/31), 3pm - "Integration of Original Genomic Research into Undergraduate Instruction through Collaboration with the U.S. Joint Genome Institute," with Dr. Kari Loomis, professor of biology. Opportunity House Events Located at 1411 Asheville Highway. in Hendersonville. Info: 698-5517 or 692-0575. � WE (3/23), 10am-3pm - See what the Opportunity House is all about at this open house, with free food and demos. Public Lectures & Events at UNCA Events are free unless otherwise noted. � WE (3/23), 4pm - Career Interest Panel: "Women and Writing Careers," at the Highsmith University Union, rooms 221-223. Free and open to the public. Info: www.unca.edu/career or 251-6515. � TH (3/24), 7pm - The 10th annual Parsons Lecture, "Monkeys, Mathematics and Mischief," by award-winning math educator Ed Burger, will be held at Lipinsky Auditorium. � FR (3/25), 11:25am Humanities Lectures: "New Math and New Physics," with Sam Kaplan, UNCA associate professor of mathematics, and Jeff Konz, UNCA associate professor of economics at Lipinsky Auditorium and "Music," a lecture with Lyn Burkett, UNCA assistant professor of music, at the Humanities Lecture Hall. � MO (3/28) through FR (4/1) - "Life is Calling: What is Your Intention?" This week-long series of experiential programs about setting intention and "living the life you were meant to live" will feature presentations by keynote poet Laura HopeGill. Held at the Highsmith University Union Mountain Suites. Info: http://career. unca.edu or 251-6515. � MO (3/28), 11:25am - Humanities Lectures: "Ancient Philosophy," with Brian Hook, UNCA associate professor of classics, at Lipinsky Auditorium and "Counter-Renaissance and Othello," with Ann Dunn, UNCA lecturer, at the Humanities Lecture Hall. SciGirls � TU (3/29), 6-8pm - Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program titled "Blowin' in the Wind," sponsored by the Public Broadcasting System to engage girls in science. Come learn about wind power. Participation is $10/student and all girls ages 9-14 are eligible.Info: www. pari.edu. your guide to community events, classes, concerts & galleries calendar categories community events & workshops / social & shared-interest groups / government & politics / seniors & retirees / animals / technology / business & careers / volunteering / health programs / support groups / helplines / sports groups & activities / kids / spirituality / arts / spoken & written word / festivals & gatherings / music / theater / comedy / film / dance / auditions & call to artists weeklypicks Events are FREE unless otherwise noted. wed thur A Let's Talk: Workshop for Parents of Teens, focusing on drugs and alcohol, will be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Randolph Learning Center, 90 Montford Ave. Workshops are designed to help parents start conversations with their kids about hard-to-discuss issues. $5. Info: wncap.org/events, 252-7489, ext. 321 or email@example.com. A-B Tech's Drama Club presents The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail at the Carriage House Theatre, on A-B Tech's Asheville campus, on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. The play will be staged Thursdays though Saturdays until April 2. $3 for A-B Tech students and staff/$5 for area students/$10 general public. Reservations required: 254-1921, ext. 890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ArtSpace Charter School, located at 2030 US Hwy. 70 in Swannanoa, will host an "Empty Bowls" event to raise money for hungry families in WNC on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The menu will include soups from around the world with bread and salad. $25 per family/$10 adults/$5 children under 10. Info: 289-2787 or artspacecharter.org. Enjoy a traditional Cuban meal while learning about Cuba's people, history and culture, from residents of Asheville seeking to overcome barriers between our countries. Encounter Cuba will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St. $5-$10 donation. Info: circleofmercy.org. Join the "Flasheville Meditation Mob" at Vance Monument in downtown Asheville on Sunday, March 27 at noon. Converge at Pack Square for an hour of meditation. Info: 519-8021, email@example.com or medmob.org. UNCA kicks off "Intention Week" with a presentation entitled "Life is Calling: What is Your Intention," on Monday, March 28 at 4 p.m., in the Highsmith University Union, room 223. The discussion, part of a weeklong series, will feature author Peggy Tabor Millin. Info: career.unca.edu or 251-6515. In celebration of Women's History Month, Malaprop's Bookstore, 55 Haywood St., hosts a meet and greet with "amazing women business owners in Asheville" on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Malaprop's, Early Girl Eatery, Bruisin' Ales and Bloomin' Art are among the many women-owned business featured at this event. Info: 254-6734 or malaprops.com. fri Community Events & Workshops Dressed to Invest (pd.) Mar. 24, 2011, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Seminar for women by Michelle Matson, VP of Matson Money and author of "Rich Chick: The 9 Must-Have Accessories sat sun mon tue *free and PaId lISTInGS - WedneSday, 5 P.M. (7 dayS PrIor To PublICaTIon) Can't find your group's listing? Calendar deadlines: Due to the abundance of great things to do in our area, we only have the space in print to focus on timely events. Our print calendar now covers an eight-day range. For a complete directory of all Community Calendar groups and upcoming events, please visit www.mountainx.com/events.. Calendar information In order to qualify for a free listing, an event must cost no more than $40 to attend and be sponsored by and/or benefit a nonprofit. If an event benefits a business, it's a paid listing. If you wish to submit an event for Clubland (our free live music listings), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 * In person: Classified Dept., Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), Ste. 214, downtown Asheville. Questions? Call our Classified Department at (828) 251-1333, ext. 335. Social & SharedInterest Groups Artistic Asheville Singles Group � WEEKLY - Meeting locations vary. For single people under 35. Info: email@example.com. Asheville Clothing Exchange � SU (3/27), 4-7pm - The Asheville Clothing Exchange is a quarterly event that offers women a fun opportunity to clean out their closets and get rid of items they no longer want. Held at Aerial Space, 46 New Leicester Highway (Moose Heart Drive) suite #103, in Asheville. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ashevilleclothingexchange.com. Asheville Front Runners Asheville Front Runners is group of LGBTQ Ashevillans and straight allies who strive for equality. Info: www.ashevillefrontrunners.com. � SUNDAYS - Join us at Carrier Park's picnic tables for a run or walk. Check website for time. CLOSER Looking for gay folks in your age group? CLOSER is Asheville's oldest LGBT social club serving all boomers and seniors. Providing entertainment, education and fellowship. Info: 776-0109. � TUESDAYS, 7-9pm - Meets in the library at All Souls Cathedral on All Souls Crescent in Asheville. Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St., Asheville. Info: 255-8115 or www.firestormcafe.com. � SA (3/26), 11am - A prison pen pal discussion group will be held. Freeskool Events & Classes A teaching and learning network by and for the community. Community members offer free classes to other community members. Info: www.freeskoolasheville.org. � WEDNESDAYS (through 3/30), 6:30-7:30pm - Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong with Trey Crispin at 28 Forsythe St. � TH (3/24), 7-9pm - "Permaculture IV: Permaculture, Design Process, Mapping, and Backyard Economics." Held at 40 Congress St. � TU (3/29), 7-8:30pm - "Felting Slippers With Wool: Fiber Arts III," at 128 Swannanoa Ave. Donations requested for cost of fleece. RSVP: email@example.com. Helios Warriors Health Care Program for Veterans A nonprofit alternative therapy program for veterans. Info: 299-0776, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.helioswarriors.org. � FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS - Offering complementary/ alternative therapies. Needed: professional licensed/insured practitioners willing to offer a minimum of three hours per month of their service. "Journey to the End of Night" � WE (3/30), 6:30-8pm - Come join a free game of tag in downtown Asheville. Meet at the Vance Memorial at 6:30pm then travel the city collecting clues and dodging dreaded chasers. Info: find the "Tag Asheville" facebook event. Just Economics An Asheville-based nonprofit dedicated to working toward closing the gap between earning a minimum wage and a "living wage," taking into consideration the cost of living in Asheville. Info: www. justeconomicswnc.org. � Through (4/25) - Applications for "Just Brew It," a homebrew beer festival and competition, will be accepted. Info: Markhebbard@justeconomicswnc.org. Land-of-Sky Regional Council Info: 251-6622 or www. landofsky.org. � WE (3/23), 1pm - Meeting at the Land-Of-Sky Regional Council. Letters to Prisoners � SU (3/27), 2-4pm - "Letter Writers to Prisoners of Conscience," an event at 11 Digges Road. RSVP: 2546795. LGBT Living History � TU (3/29), 7pm - A group discussion focusing on personal histories and views of LGBT issues will be held at the All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St., Asheville. Info: 274-2681. The WNC Historical Association (WNCHA) Operates out of the SmithMcDowell House Museum. Info: 253-9231. � SA (3/26), 10am-noon - The WNC Historical Association will sponsor a genealogy workshop mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 47 Kathmandu Cafe IndIan, nepalI & TIbeTan CuIsIne Fabulous lunCh buFFeT all abC permits lunCh buFFeT 11:30 - 2:30 dInneR 5:30 - 9:30 90 paTTon aVe doWnToWn, asheVIlle with Nancy Manning, of the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, at the Smith McDowell House Museum. $15/$10 for members of WNCHA. Reservations required. Handouts and light refreshments included. Info: 2539231. Transylvania Genealogical Society The organizations' Genealogy Room is located at the Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 W. Main St., in Brevard. Info: 862-8228, email@example.com or www.transylvaniagenealogy. com. � WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS - The Genealogy Research Room will be open to genealogists from 1-5pm on Wednesdays, and from 10am-5pm on Fridays. Government & Politics Henderson County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Luncheon � SA (3/26), noon - The meeting will be held in the Apple Valley Middle School cafeteria. Special guest: N.C. GOP Chairman and former Congressman Robin Hayes. Dr. David Woodard, professor, author and political consultant, will give a speech titled "President Ronald Reagan." $20/$35 per couple. Info: 693-6040. Sean Faircloth of Secular Coalition for America Speaks � FR (3/25), 7pm - Sean Faircloth, of the Secular Coalition for America (an organization representing secular Americans to engage in a formal briefing with White House officials), invites the public to a discussion on religious-based injustices in America. Held at the Cinebarre, 800 Brevard Road in Asheville. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 242-4870. The Green Tea Party Free and open to the public. Info: 582-5180 or email@example.com. � THURSDAYS, 6pm - You are invited to a brewing of home-grown ideas steeped in traditional values. Meeting at Dobra Tea Room, 78 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville. Seniors & Retirees 60+ Exercise Smarter (pd.) Learn better ways to exercise. Make every movement lighter, freer, easier. Personal attention, two instructors. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, noon1:15pm. $15 or 10 sessions 828 252 1080 kathmanducafeasheville.com for $130. 117 Furman, Asheville. RSVP: 225-3786. www.FormFitnessFunction. com Fitness at Battery Park Apartments � FRIDAYS, 10:40-11:40am - Interested in fun exercise? Come get healthy! Chairs are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Located at 1 Battle Square, across from the Grove Arcade. Free. Info: 252-7397. N.C. Center for Creative Retirement Unless otherwise noted, these events and classes are held in the Chestnut Ridge Room at UNCA's Reuter Center. Info: 251-6140. � FR (3/25), 11:30am - Fab Friday: "Asheville Greenworks: Working for a Green and Clean Buncombe County," a talk by Asheville Greenworks' Executive Director Susan Roderick at the Manheimer Room. The Senior Fun Bunch � 4th THURSDAYS, 7pm - A social/activities group for active 50+ singles in the Asheville/Hendersonville areas. Meet at Papa's & Beer Restaurant, 1821 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. Info: 699-8180, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. meetup.com/www-seniorfun-bunch-com. tions. The facility features a reception area, 1,800 square foot indoor display and greeting area and a 14,000 square foot outdoor fenced area. � SATURDAYS, 10am-3pm - Adoption Days at 256B Industrial Park Drive in the Waynesville Industrial Park. Interested in volunteering or donating to the shelter? Call: 246-9050. buSIneSS Ready To Sell Or Buy A Restaurant In WNC? (pd.) We work exclusively with the food and beverage industry. � Contact National Restaurant Properties in Asheville: (828) 225-4801. email@example.com � www.restaurantstore.com A-B Tech Continuing Ed Classes Classes are free, unless otherwise noted. Info & registration: www.abtech. edu/ce/registration. � TH (3/24), 6-8pm "Effectively Market Natural Products." Gain the tools and knowledge needed to get herbal, food and functional food products noticed. Topics include: how to be competitive, branding, store and trade show promotions, and old-fashioned and newonline social networking. $5. At A-B Tech, Madison. A-B Tech's Center for Business & Technology Incubation To register for seminars: 254-1921, ext. 5857 or http://abtech.edu/ce/registration/default.asp. � Applications are currently being accepted for the Young Entrepreneurial Scholars Camp, a weeklong summer day camp for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in business ownership. The program will take place June 13-17 from 9am-3pm at the school's Enka campus. $25. �A free Middle School Academy for sixth through eighth grade students will be held July 18 and 19 from 9am-2pm. Asheville SCORE Counselors to Small Business If your business could use some help, SCORE is the place to start. Free and confidential. To make an appointment: 271-4786. Our offices are located in the Federal Building, 151 Patton Ave., room 259. Seminars are held at A-B Tech's Small Business Center, room 2046. Free for veterans. Info: www. ashevillescore.org. � SA (3/26), 8:30am-noon - "Salesmanship." International Association of Administrative Professionals � TH (3/24), 5:30-7pm - Land of the Sky Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals will have Donna Cutting, author and national professional speaker, present a program titled "The Celebrity Experience: Delivering Red Carpet Customer Service." Located at Arden First Baptist, Sweeten Creek Road. Park in the back lot, lower level. All are welcome. International Association of Administrative Professionals � 4th THURSDAYS, 5:307pm - The monthly chapter meeting will be held at Arden First Baptist Church, Sweeten Creek Road. Park in the lower level in the back parking lot. Meetings feature presentations and guest speakers. Free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Stecoah Valley Center Events Located at 121 Schoolhouse Rd., Robbinsville. Info: 4793364 or www.stecoahvalleycenter.com. � TH (3/31), 6-9pm - "Taking Care of Your Business Taxes." Tax compliance is an essential part of business management. Participants will become familiar with the procedures and forms required to report sales and payroll taxes liabilities. Free. Technology Free Computer Classes Classes are held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte St. To register: email@example.com. � MONDAYS, 12:15-1:15pm - Mac OSX Basics. � TUESDAYS, 12:15-1:15pm - iPhoto Basics. � WEDNESDAYS, 12:151:15pm - iMovie Basics. � THURSDAYS, 12:151:15pm - iPad Basics. � FRIDAYS, Noon-1:30pm - Google docs --- 2-3:30pm - Windows 7 --- 4-6pm - Facebook/YouTube. � SATURDAYS, Noon-1pm - Protecting your PC. � SUNDAYS, 12:15-1:15pm - GarageBand. Animals Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation The Foundation's mission is to save healthy, adoptable animals in the Haywood County Animal Control facility. Located at 1659 S. Main St., Waynesville. Info: www. sargeandfriends.org or 2469050. � Through TU (4/26) - Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation is now accepting photographs for the fifth annual "Pet Photography Contest." Categories for the contest include: dog, puppy, cat, kitten, other pets, Sarge's rescue animal and photographers under 12. Photos must be original and done by an amateur photographer. Prizes will be awarded on April 30, 10am, at Bocelli's Italian Eatery, 319 N. Haywood St., in Waynesville. � SA (3/26), 10am-2pm - A grand opening celebration for the new adoption center for Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation will be held at 256B Industrial Drive in the Waynesville Industrial Park. There will be food, fun and animals for adoption! Plus, Sarge youth supporters (Youth for Sarge) will offer their hand-made art for dona- Grow Your Business Connect With Regional Leaders Support Your Local Community Join Us Today! Visit AshevilleChamber.org or Call 828-258-6114 "We're for Business" for more information on the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce visit us: Volunteering American Cancer Society Learn to become a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program: Volunteers are needed to drive cancer patients to and from their treatments. Make a difference in the lives of cancer patients by becoming a volunteer driver. Info: 2546931, 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org. � WE (3/23) - Training session: Learn to become a volunteer with the American ashevillechamber.org � 36 Montford Ave. Asheville firstname.lastname@example.org 48 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Cancer Society and drive a cancer patient to treatment. Call for more information. Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity Seeks Volunteers Info: email@example.com or 210-9377. � TUESDAYS or THURSDAYS, 5:30-8pm - Skip the gym and head to Habitat. Get your workout while volunteering in the home store warehouse. ASSE International � Through WE (8/31) - ASSE International seeks local families to host male and female cultural exchange students between the ages of 15 and 18. Students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. Families can choose students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. Info: 301-0794 or (800)-473-0696. Blue Ridge Literacy Council Info: 696-3811 or www. litcouncil.org. � TUESDAYS (3/15 & 3/22) & THURSDAYS (3/17 & 3/24), 6-9pm - Tutor training sessions for adult volunteers interested in teaching writing and reading skills. Location & info: 696-3811. ECO Events The Environmental and Conservation Organization is dedicated to preserving the natural heritage of Henderson County and the mountain region as an effective voice of the environment. Located at 121 Third Ave. W., in Hendersonville. Info: 6920385 or www.eco-wnc.org. � TH (3/31) - Volunteers needed to help on a restoration project. RSVP: 692-0385 or 697-4891. Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Choose the volunteer opportunity that works for you. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: www. handsonasheville.org or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. � TH (3/24), 5-7pm - Meals for Hope: Cook and serve a meal for 15-25 women and children who are part of New Choices, an empowerment program for displaced homemakers in need of counseling and assistance. � TH (3/24), 4-6pm - FairTrade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fairtrade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. � SA (3/26), 3-5pm - Bonding Blankets: Help make "lovies" blankets for premature babies served by Mission Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Instructions provided � SU (3/27), 2-3pm - Knitn-Give: Make hats for newborns served by the Health Center's Community Health Program and homeless adults served by Homeward Bound of Asheville. All skill levels welcome. � MO (3/28) - 7-8:30pm - Cookie Night: Help bake cookies for families staying at the Lewis Rathbun Center, which provides free lodging for out-of-town families who have a loved one in an area hospital. Supplies provided. � TU (3/31), 6:30-8:30pm - Volunteer with On Track: Copy and collate packets for distribution to individuals and families that benefit from On Track's various financial assistance programs. Montford Park Players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors Fri.Sun. at 7:30 p.m. at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Bring folding chair and umbrella in case of rain. Donations accepted. Info: 254-5146 or www.montfordparkplayers.org. � SATURDAYS (through 4/30) - Volunteers are needed to help renovate the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, home to the Montford Park Players' summer Shakespeare season. Community efforts will "help bring the current performance space back to life, with new materials for safety, aesthetics and durability." Call for details. The Nature Conservancy Info: 350-1431, ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. � SA (3/26) - Help The Nature Conservancy remove invasive plants and clear trails at the Bat Cave Preserve, located southwest of Asheville in Hickory Nut Gorge. Email name and phone number to register. The WNC Historical Association (WNCHA) Operates out of the SmithMcDowell House Museum. Info: 253-9231. � SA (3/26), 1-3pm WNCHA will host a volunteer orientation and training event at the Smith McDowell House Museum. This will include a house tour, light refreshments and an exploration of various volunteer opportunities at the museum. Info: wnchavolunteers@gmail. com. Outdoors Form/Strength Combo for Runners (pd.) Improve endurance. Unique combination of Pilates and Alexander. � Two highly experienced instructors, marathon runners. � Personal attention. Thursdays, 9-10:30am. � $20 or 10 sessions for $175. 117 Furman, Asheville. � RSVP: 225-3786. www. FormFitnessFunction.com Runners' Training Schedule Design (pd.) Individual package includes: Written training schedule to meet race goals. � Ongoing once-a-week telephone consultations to review and adjust. $40 per training month. (828) 225-3786. www.FormFitnessFunction. com Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Nominations � Hikers and hiking enthusiasts nationwide have until Thursday, March 31, to submit nominations for the first inductees into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame, established by the Appalachian Trail Museum Society to recognize those who have made a significant contribution toward establishing and maintaining the 2,181 mile footpath that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Info: www.atmuseum.org. Carolina Mountain Club CMC fosters the enjoyment of the mountains of WNC and adjoining regions and encourages the conservation of our natural resources through an extensive schedule of hikes and a program of trail building and maintenance. $20 per year, family memberships $30 per year. Newcomers must call the leader before the hike. Info: www.carolinamtnclub.org. � WE (3/23), 8:30am - Allen Gap to Tanyard Gap. Info: 380-1452 or desraylet@ aol.com. � SU (3/27), 8am - Allen Gap to Tanyard Gap. After the hike participants are invited to soak in a Hot Springs spa, and then share a potluck supper at the nearby Bear River Community Lodge. Bring a meal to share. Info: 3801452 or email@example.com --- 1pm - Lower Big Laurel River to Runion. Info: 6580606 or jorgemunoz1927@ hotmail.com. � WE (3/30), 8:30am - Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Info: 236-0192 or lsberns@ att.net. DuPont State Forest Located between Hendersonville and Brevard. Info: www.dupontforest.com. � SA (3/26), 10am - The 11th Annual Dupont Forest 12K Trail Race will be held to benefit Dupont State Forest. Pre-registration ends March 25. $25/$30. Info: 252-7867 or www.jusrunning.com. Events at Historic Johnson Farm Located at 3346 Haywood Road in Hendersonville. There are two nature trails (free), and guided tours are offered. Info: 891-6585 or www. historicjohnsonfarm.org. � TH (3/24), 7pm - "Gary Eblan's Bucket List." Eblan will share the items he is placing in his personal "bucket list" of things to do, places to go and things to buy. This session is offered to encourage listeners to gain a new perspective on the wonders of the natural world. Reservations required. $5. Safe Bicycling Skills � SA (3/26) - Learn smart cycling skills like how to ride safely in traffic, bike handling and basic maintenance skills, to help gain confidence. Class will include parking lot drills and road riding practice. Materials provided. $20. Email for details and times: firstname.lastname@example.org. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy The mission of the SAHC is to protect the world's oldest mountains for the benefit of present and future generations. Info: 253-0095 or www.appalachian.org. n Reservations required for SAHC hikes: email@example.com or 253-0095, ext. 205. � FR (3/25), 10am - All are welcome to join on a guided hike on the Sloan Property (strenuous). The 52-acre property is located in the Swannanoa township, directly adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the hike will be led by Claire Hobbs and Allison Kiehl. Free for members/$10 nonmembers. RSVP: claire@appalachian. org. Sports Groups & Activities Horse Back Riding Instruction (pd.) Professional and private. All ages and levels, beginner through advanced. Horses provided. English and Western-Pleasure. Summer Camp 2011 - July 11-15, Aug. 1-5. Please call Stephanie with Cedar Hill Farm at 239-989-7139. Asheville Municipal Ladies Golf Association Join the AMLGA for camaraderie on the golf course. $35 for the year. Info: 667-5419. � TUESDAYS (starting 3/29), 8:30am - Meeting, with golf to follow. Call for more information. Girls on the Run Girls on the Run is a nonprofit dedicated to educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Info: www.gotrwnc. org or girlsontherunwnc@ gmail.com. � SA (3/26), 8am-4pm - National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a community event designed to give women of all ages a chance to try out a variety of fun activities. The event will include various clinics designed to motivate girls and women to lead an active, healthy life. Held at UNCA, 1 University Heights. Info: 350-2058. Harlem Globetrotters � SU (3/27), 3pm - The Globetrotters will perform the first-ever 4-point shot as part of all of their games on the team's 2011 "4 Times the Fun" North American tour at the Asheville Civic Center $21+. Info & tickets: www. harlemglobetrotters.com or (800) 745-3000. Introductory Wing Tsun (wing chun) Class � SATURDAYS, 1-1:45pm - An introductory Authentic WingTsun (Chinese Boxing) class will be held at Asheville Dance Revolution, 63 Brook St. The class involves self-defense/fighting techniques and no experience is required. Safe and friendly training environment. Sponsored by The Cultural Development Group, a local nonprofit. Donations encouraged. Info: 277-6777. Tai Chi for Seniors & Beginners � WEDNESDAYS, 10:30am - Held at Aston Park, in the tennis center, 336 Hilliard Ave. Info: 707-6907 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Women's Self-Defense Classes � SA (3/26), 4-6pm - This self-defense class is free for all women ages 16 and up. Learn pressure points, escape techniques, effective striking and much more at 282-B Old Country Home Road in Asheville. Info: www. leicestermartialarts.info. Revolutionary laser technology that clears toenail fungus. BlueRidgeFoot.com If You Or Someone You Know Is Affected By Dependence On Opioid Prescription Pain Killers nOW OffErIng MEthADOnE trEAtMEnt at $10 a day with no transfer or start-up fee. Kids Asheville Culture Project A cultural arts community center offering ongoing classes in Capoeira Angola and Samba percussion. Other instructors, groups and organizations are invited to share the space. Located at 257 Short Coxe Ave. Info: www. ashevillecultureproject.org. � MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 6-7pm - Kids capoeira classes with Centro Esportivo de Capoeira Angola Asheville. Children � gEt StArtED IMMEDIAtElY Doctor appointments available same day/next day � MOSt AffOrDABlE MEthADOnE AnD SuBOxOnE trEAtMEnt in entire Western nC/tennessee region � Private, confidential treatment offered in professional physician's office use your insurance coverage for medication and we assist with insurance filing. Dr. ElIzABEth StAntOn, MD � Dr. VICKI IttEl, Ph. D Board Certified Psychiatry & Addictionology 2 McDowell Street, Asheville, nC 28801 � (800) 758-0415 or (828) 225-6050 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 49 sing in Portuguese and play traditional, Afro-Brazilian instruments. Open to children ages 7-11. $5. At The Health Adventure Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am5pm & Sun., 1-5pm. $8.50 adults/$7.50 students & seniors/$6 kids 2-11. Program info or to RSVP: 254-6373, ext. 324. Info: www.thehealthadventure.org. � Through SU (5/15) "Alice's Wonderland: A Most Curious Adventure." Blue Ridge Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Info: www. brbooks-news.com or 4566000. � TUESDAYS (through 4/26), 10am - Book Babies: Story time for children ages 3 and under. Easter Egg Hunt � WE (4/23), 11:45am - An Easter egg hunt will be held at the Fletcher Community Park for children through age 11. Info: 687-0751 or www. fletcherparks.org/events/easteregg.html. Hands On! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Admission is $5, with discounts available on certain days. Info: 697-8333 or www.handsonwnc.org. � TU (3/29), 10:30am - "Crazy Chemists Make Crazy Concoctions," a class for children ages 3 and up. Come make oatmealplay-clay. Free for museum members. Joyful Noise Theatre Playground � SATURDAYS - This weekly drama class uses theatre games to encourage creative play, while exploring artistic possibilities. Children ages 7-9 are welcome from 1011am, and children ages 10-13 are welcome from 11am-noon. Held at First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, 30 Alabama Ave. $10. Info: iamrebeccam@ gmail.com or 215-8738. N.C. Arboretum Events for Kids Info: 665-2492, jmarchal@ ncarboretum.org or www. ncarboretum.org. � TU (3/29), 10am & 1:30pm - Wee Naturalist: A Close Look at Nature. Ageappropriate, nature-based activities for youngsters ages 2-5. $6. Spirituality A Way of Being (pd.) Alexander Technique offers you the Potential that lies in that space between stimulus and response. Plant a seed there this Spring. (828) 225-3786. www. FormFitnessFunction.com Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation "TM" (pd.) Learn the most effective, natural way to meditate. Transcend the active levels of mind to experience pure awareness--your most peaceful, inner Self. � Clinically proven benefits for mind, body and relationships. � Free Introductory Lecture: Sunday, 2pm, 165 E. Chestnut � Topics: Meditation and brain research � How meditation techniques differ � What science says about stress, TM, and your health. (828) 254-4350. www.MeditationAsheville. org Asheville Meditation Group (pd.) Practice meditation in a supportive group environment. Guided meditations follow the Insight/Mindfulness/ Vipassana practices. Insight meditation cultivates a happier, more peaceful and focused mind. Our "sangha" (a community of cool people) provides added support and joy to one's spiritual awakening process. All are invited. � By donation. � Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm: Guided meditation and discussion. � Sundays, 10am-11:30am: Seated meditation and dharma talks. � The Women's Wellness Center, 24 Arlington Street, Asheville. � Info/directions: (828) 808-4444. � www.ashevillemeditation. com Astro-Counseling (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828)258-3229. Awaken to the Wisdom of Your Akashic Records (pd.) Wed. Mar. 30 7:30 - 9:30pm -or- Sat. Apr. 2 10am - 12 noon: Intro & Experiential, 2 Hr. Interactive Workshop, $33.00 � Sat./Sun Apr. 9-10 9:30am - 5:30pm: 2-Day Akashic Records Training- Level 1, $222. RSVP: 828-281-0888 www.VoiceofYourSoul. com 60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville. Kelly S. Jones, LLC Awareness Group (pd.) Come relax and be inspired with Crystal and Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing, Breathwork and Guided Meditation. Facilitated by Isa Soler, LMHC, LPC, C.Ht. � Saturday, March 26, 4pm5:30pm, Lighten Up Yoga. � Donations accepted. 60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville. email@example.com Black Swan Counseling-New Ongoing Open Enrollment Groups (pd.) DECIPHERING INTUITIVE CLUES - THE SYMBOLIC LANGUAGE OF INTUITION: 2nd Thursday of each month 6:308:30pm. Begins March 10. AKASHIC FIELD TRIPS - LIVE CHANNELING: 4th Tuesday of each month 6:30-8:30pm. Begins March 22. --Claudia LeMarquand, MA, LPC Intuitive/Licensed Counselor 828.707.1185. � SOUND OF THE SACRED WORD: 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30-8:30pm. Begins March 16. � SOOTHING THE STRESS OF GRIEF: 4th Wednesday of each month 6:30-8:00pm. Begins March 23. John V. Berdy, MA Psychotherapist/ Grief Specialist/Musician 828.707.1184. See website for descriptions, fees, location: blackswancounseling. com Compassionate Communication (pd.) Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication. Great for couples! Group uses model developed by Marshall Rosenberg in his book "Non-violent Communication, A Language of Life". Free. Info: 299-0538 or www.ashevilleccc.com. � 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:006:15--Practice group for newcomers and experienced practitioners. Open Heart Meditation (pd.) Learn easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. � Free. 7pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 645-5950 or 296-0017. http://www.heartsanctuary.org St. Germain Aquarian Consciousness Fellowship (pd.) Sacred space using the St. Germain Violet Flame for ascension clearing. Live high frequency intuitive piano from classical composers on the other side. Wednesdays, 6:30pm. � Donation. (828) 658-3362. The Work of Byron Katie Intensive (pd.) Saturday/Sunday, March 26/27. Recycle your thoughts! Find the freedom, peace and joy just below thoughts about people or situations that cause grief or drive you nuts. � Led by Certified Facilitators of The Work, Meg MacLeod and Maaike Hoijtink. At French Broad Food Coop, 90 Biltmore Avenue, 28801. � Earlybird: $200. � After March13: $230. Please contact us if finances are a problem for you. � Information/ registration: (828) 254-6484 or megfrolic@yahoo. com � http://tinyurl.com/ TheWorkofByronKatieA-ville An Evening With Spirit � MONDAYS, 6-8pm - You are invited to an evening with Spirit. Theo Salvucci channels messages from the angelic realm at The White Horse, 105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain. Donations only. Info: 713-2439. � WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - An evening with Spirit at 68 Grove St., suite C2. The entrance is on Hilliard Street. Asheville Jewish Meditation and Chanting Circle � ALT SUNDAYS - Cultivate an awareness of the Divine Presence through sitting and walking meditation, chanting and the study of Jewish and other texts. Email for location and times. Free. Info: asheJM@gmail.com. Awakening Practices Study the works of Eckhart Tolle and put words into action through meditation and discussion. Info: Trey@ QueDox.com. � 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm - Meets at Insight Counseling, 25 Orange St. Buddhist Meditation and Discussion Meets in the space above the French Broad Food Co-op. Suggested donation: $8/$4 students & seniors. Info: 779-5502 or www.meditation-in-northcarolina.org. � TH (3/24), 7:15pm - "How to solve our anger problem/ Why anger is a problem." � TH (3/31), 7:15pm - "How to solve our anger problem/ What we can do about it." Community Worship Service With Fellowship Meal � SUNDAYS, 2-4pm - Join SOS Anglican Mission, 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Asheville, for a worship service, followed by an Agape Fellowship meal. Compassionate Communication Practice Group Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work and community by practicing compassionate communication. Group uses a model developed by Marshall Rosenberg in his book Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life. Free. Info: 252-0538 or www.ashevilleccc.com. � 2nd & 4th THURSDAYS, 56:15pm - Practice group for newcomers and experienced practitioners. Dhyan Meditation � WEDNESDAYS, 7pm Seeking to deepen your meditation practice? One hour silent meditation and singing of spiritual songs with meditation instruction included. All are welcome. Classes held in Fairview. Free. Info and directions: 299-3246, 329-9022 or shivabalamahayogi.com. "Flasheville Meditation Mob" � SU (3/27), noon-1:30pm - Meditation groups and individuals will convene at the Vance Monument, Pack Square in downtown Asheville, for an hour of meditation followed by chanting. Our goal: Expose people to meditation through public display and send positive intentions out into the world. Info: (323)-519-8021, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.medmob.org. Interfaith Engagement for Christians, Muslims & Jews � TH (3/31), 6:30-8pm - Dr. Don Wagner, author and professor at Eastern Mennonite University, will present a new paradigm for interfaith relations based on a commitment to peace, justice and the equality of every person. Held at the Asheville Islamic Center, 941 Old Fairview Road in Asheville. Meditation for Beginners � TH (2/24), 7pm - New to meditation? Tried to meditate in the past but were unsuccessful? A free, introductory 12-week course will be taught by instructor Sarah Wood Vallely. Donations accepted. Info: 242-0680 or www.sarahwood.com/circle. htm. Mindfulness Meditation Class Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Info: 258-3241 or www.billwalz. com. � MONDAYS, 7-8pm - Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. At the Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road (off Merrimon Ave.). Donation. Mountain Mindfulness Sangha at Yoga South � SUNDAYS, 7-8pm - Sitting meditation followed by walking meditation. A brief reading and discussion of the practice of mindfulness in daily lives, and how being fully present in this moment can bring us more peace and joy. Donations optional. Info: www.YogaSouth-Asheville. com. Power of Soul � WEDNESDAYS - Learn and practice self healing through the teachings of Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, given by one of his qualified teachers. Held in West Asheville. Love offering. Info & directions: 258-9584. Art Gallery exhIbITS & oPenInGS American Folk Art & Framing The gallery at 64 Biltmore Ave. is open daily, representing contemporary self-taught artists and regional pottery. Info: 281-2134 or www. amerifolk.com. � TH (3/24) through TH (4/28) - Spring Fling will be on display at Oui-Oui Gallery. Art at Eclipse Salon and Gallery � Through MO (4/18) Pattern on Pattern, an exhibit of paintings and illustrations by Molly Rose Freeman, will be held at Eclipse Salon and Gallery, 16 Wall St., in downtown Asheville. Art at Jubilee! The Jubilee! Community Building is located at 46 Wall St., enter on Patton Ave. Info: 252-5335. � Through TH (3/31) - An installation of photography from past "Hand Me Down" performances, rehearsals and more, will be on display. Free. Art at Mars Hill College Info: www.mhc.edu. � Through FR (4/1) - Credo, an exhibition of documentary photography by Dr. Rick Cary will be on display in Weizenblatt Gallery. Cary's work captures the worship practices of "signs following" believers, an expressive sect of Christianity commonly associated with snake handling and speaking in tongues. Free. � FR (4/1), 1-4pm - Cary will host a closing program for Credo, sharing personal reflections and descriptions of the congregations he photographed. Art at UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. unca.edu. � Through FR (4/1) - The annual Art Front Exhibit, featuring works in various media by members of UNCA's student art organization, will be showcased at Highsmith Gallery, Highsmith University Union. � Through SA (4/2) Intimacy and Contemplation, an exhibition of fiber art by Norma Bradley and Vicki Essig, will be on display at Blowers Gallery, Ramsey Library. Arts Council of Henderson County Located at 401 N. Main Street (entrance on Fourth Street), above Flight Restaurant in downtown Hendersonville. Info: 6938504 or www.acofhc.org. Puja at Maha Shakti Mandir � SATURDAYS, 6-8pm - Gathering at Maha Shakti Mandir (Temple of the Great Goddess). Join Yogacharya Kalidas for Puja, chanting and spiritual discourse. Services offered on a donation basis. Info: 774-1978. Unity Center Events Celebrate joyful, mindful living in a church with heart. Contemporary music by Lytingale and The Unitic Band. Located at 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info: 684-3798, 8918700 or www.unitync.net. � WE (3/23), 7pm "Healer's Intro," with Pam Hurst. Love offering. � WE (3/30), 7pm "Labyrinth Walk," with Sam Richardson. Walk a five-path labyrinth and discover the healing, magical power of this ancient energy pattern. Love offering. Unity Church of Asheville Looking for something different? Unity of Asheville explores the deeper spiritual meaning of the scriptures, combined with an upbeat contemporary music program, to create a joyous and sincere worship service. Come join us this Sunday and try it for yourself. Located at 130 Shelburne Road, West Asheville. Info: 252-5010 or www.unityofasheville.com. � 5th SUNDAYS, 11am Musical Celebration Service. Musicians are always welcome. Info: 768-3339. � SUNDAYS, 11am Spiritual Celebration Service --- 12:15-1:30pm - A Course in Miracles with Rev. Gene Conner. Food Events at Big Ivy Community Center Located at 540 Dillingham Rd. in Barnardsville. Info: 626-3438. � Angel Ministry Food Buying Program allows anyone to purchase high-quality, nutritional food. Orders must be placed and paid for at the Community Club on the second or third Tuesday of each month from 9-11am or 45:30pm. Distribution occurs the third Friday of each month at the Community Club. See website for menu and details: www.barnardsville.com or www.bigivy.org. Info: 231-8823. � Through FR (4/1) - Art Teachers Create, an exhibition featuring the work of area teachers working with elementary and secondary school students. Free. Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: 253-3227 or www.ashevilleart.org. � Through SU (4/24) - The Olmsted Project. � Through SU (7/10) - An Inside View will be on display at the Holden Community Gallery. The exhibition examines the notion of interior environments as depicted by a number of artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. � Through SU (6/26) - A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes. Black Mountain Center for the Arts Located in the renovated Old City Hall at 225 West State St., in Black Mountain. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10am-5pm (closed Sat. during winter months). Info: 669-0930 or www. BlackMountainArts.org. � Through SA (4/30) - Emerging Artists, featuring works by students Bob Travers and Paul Harcharik. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway, and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College through permanent collections, educational activities and public programs. Info: 350-8484, bmcmac@ bellsouth.net or www.blackmountaincollege.org. � Through SA (6/4) - In Site: Late Works by Irwin Kremen. Blue Spiral 1 Located at 38 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Featuring Southeastern fine art and studio craft. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: 2510202 or www.bluespiral1. com. � Through SA (3/26) - New Times Three, work in a variety of media byeight artists new to the gallery --Margaret Couch Cogswell, mixed media works --- Southeastern Emerging Clay, functional and sculptural work by eight regional ceramicists --- Dirck Cruser + Robert Winkler, paintings and sculpture. Castell Photography A photo-based art gallery located at 2C Wilson Alley, off Eagle St., in downtown Asheville. Info: 255-1188 or 50 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com freewillastrology ARIES (March 21-April 19) Were you under the impression that the sky is completely mapped? It's not. Advances in technology are unveiling a nonstop flow of new mysteries. In a recent lecture, astronomer Joshua Bloom of the University of California described the explosion of wonder. One particular telescope, for example, detects 1.5 million transient phenomena every night, and an average of 10 of those turn out to be previously undiscovered. Reporting on Bloom's work, Space.com compared astronomers' task to "finding a few needles in a giant haystack night after night." I see this challenge as resembling your imminent future, Aries. Mixed in with all the chatter and hubbub, there are some scattered gems out there -- rich revelations and zesty potentials. Will you have the patience to pinpoint them? Dr. Matthew Young DDS, PA President of International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (www.iaomt.org) Dr. Young's Office Offers: � Clearer 3D images for superior dental x-rays � Latex free office & preservative free local anesthetics � Monitors air quality for mercury vapor with a Jerome 405 Mercury Vapor Analyzer for safer cleaner air � Offers a healthy professional integrative team that puts the mouth and body into the same philosophy LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) If you have ever fantasized about setting up a booth at the foot of an active volcano and creating balloon animals for tourists' kids, now is an excellent time to get started on making that happen. Same is true if you've ever thought you'd like to be a rodeo clown in Brazil or a stand-up comedian at a gambling casino or a mentor who teaches card tricks and stage magic to juvenile delinquents. The astrological omens suggest that playfulness and risk-taking would synergize well right now. There's even a chance that if you found a way to blend them, it would lead to financial gain. tling goblins, rascals, and rogues. If you visit a dragon's domain, keep your spirit light and jingly. If you use a shortcut that requires you to pass through the wasteland, sing your favorite nonsense songs as you hippety-hop along. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If you're thinking of calling on a ghost to provide you with information, make sure you know how to banish it when you're finished milking it. If you're considering a trek into the past to seek some consolation or inspiration, drop breadcrumbs as you go so you can find your way back to the present when it's time to return. Catch my drift, Taurus? It's fine to draw on the old days and the old ways, but don't get lost or stuck there. You've arrived at a phase in your cycle when you'll have the opportunity to scope out new competitors, inspirational rivals, and allies who challenge you to grow. Choose wisely! Keep in mind that you will be giving them a lot of power to shape you; they will be conditioning your thoughts about yourself and about the goals you regard as worthy of your passions. If you pick people of low character or weak values, they'll bring you down. If you opt for hard workers with high ideals, they'll raise you up. Few things make me more excited than being able to predict good tidings headed your way. That's why, as I meditated on your upcoming astrological aspects, I found myself teetering on the edge of ecstasy. Here's what I foresee: a renaissance of pleasure . . . an outbreak of feeling really fine, both physically and emotionally . . . and an awakening of your deeper capacity to experience joy. Here's your mantra for the week, generated by my friend Rana Satori Stewart: yum yum yum yum yum / yum yum yum yum yummy yum / yum yum yum yum yummy yummy yum yum. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) GEMINI (May 21-June 20) From an astrological point of view, it's a favorable time for people to give you gifts and perks and blessings. You have my permission to convey that message to your friends and associates. Let them know it's in their interest to be generous toward you. The truth, as I see it, is that they will attract rewards for themselves, some unexpected, if they help you. So what's your role in this dynamic? Be modest. Be grateful. Be gracious. At the same time, rake it all in with supreme confidence that you deserve such an outpouring. "There's no key to the universe," writes Swami Beyondananda. But that shouldn't lead us to existential despair or hopeless apathy, adds the Swami. "Fortunately, the universe has been left unlocked," he concludes. In other words, Libra, there's no need for a key to the universe! I offer you this good news because there's a similar principle at work in your life. You've been banging on a certain door, imagining that you're shut out from what's inside. But the fact is that the door is unlocked and nothing is stopping you from letting yourself in. CNN reported on two neo-Nazi skinheads from Poland, a married couple, who discovered they were actually Jews. It turned out that during World War II, the truth about their origins had been hidden by their parents for fear of persecution. Years later, when the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw informed them that they were members of the group they had hated for so long, they were shocked. Since then, they have become observant Jews who worship at an orthodox synagogue. The new perspective you'll be getting about your own roots may not be as dramatic as theirs, Capricorn. But I bet it will lead to a shift in your self-image. Are you ready to revise your history? (More info: tinyurl. com/Ex-skinheads.) 728 Fifth Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28739 828.693.8416 � www.iaomt.org AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) CANCER (June 21-July 22) Nobel Prizes are awarded to geniuses in a variety of fields for work they've done to elevate science and culture. But have you heard of Ig Nobel Prizes? The Annals of Improbable Research hands them out to eccentrics whose work it deems useless but amusing. For instance, one recipient was honored for investigating how impotency drugs help hamsters recover quickly from jet lag. Another award went to engineers who developed a remote-control helicopter to collect whale snot. In 2000, physicist Andre Geim won an Ig Nobel Prize for using magnetism to levitate a frog. Unlike all of his fellow honorees, however, Geim later won a Nobel Prize for his research on a remarkable substance called graphene (tinyurl.com/NobelGraphene). I think you'll soon have a resemblance to him, Cancerian. Some of your efforts will be odd and others spectacular; some will be dismissed or derided and others will be loved and lauded. When you travel to Mozambique, the Ministry of Fish and Wildlife gives you a warning about the frequency of human encounters with lions out in nature. "Wear little noisy bells so as to give advanced warning to any lions that might be close by so you don't take them by surprise," reads the notice you're handed. I'm certain, Scorpio, that no matter where you are in the coming week -- whether it's Mozambique or elsewhere -- you won't have to tangle with beasts as long as you observe similar precautions. So please take measures to avoid star- My astrological colleague Antero Alli says that a lot of good ideas occur to him while he's taking a shower. He also finds frequent inspiration while riding his bike. Why, then, does he not enjoy biking in the rain? He doesn't know. I bring this up, Aquarius, because you're entering a phase of your cycle when flashes of insight and intuition are likely to erupt at a higher rate than usual. I suggest you aggressively put yourself in every kind of situation that tends to provoke such eruptions -- including ones, like maybe riding your bike in the rain, that you haven't tried before. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) homework What is the first thing you want? What's the last thing? Are they related in any way? Testify at Truthrooster@gmail.com. � Copyright 2011 Rob Brezsny A Canadian man named William Treble once found over a thousand four-leaf clovers in a single day. Niamh Bond, a British baby, was born on the tenth day of the tenth month of 2010 -- at exactly 10:10 a.m. and 10 seconds. My friend Allan told me he was driving in suburbia the other day when two white cats bolted across the road right in front of him. And yet as lucky as all that might sound, it pales in comparison to the good fortune that's headed your way, Pisces. Unlike their luck, which was flashy but ultimately meaningless, yours will be down-toearth and have practical value. Greg Hagin uses a crystal tarot deck to assist you in finding answers to life's challenges. From the cards and your own energy field, he receives "knowings" that help you see through to the heart of the matter at hand. 52 Westgate Parkway Westgate Shopping Center � Asheville JEWELRY�MINERALS�FOSSILS BEADS � INTRIGUING GIFTS Open Daily � 253-3020 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 51 of synchronization and feedback between the live and the recorded image, exploring the way it conditions the relationship between performer and audience. More arT exhIbITS & oPenInGS Art at West Asheville Library � Through TH (3/31) - An exhibition by Victor Palomino. Located at 942 Haywood Road. Info: 250-4750. or http://vaptart. weebly.com. Carl Sandburg Home Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 693-4178 or www.nps.gov/carl. � Through TU (5/31) - Carl Sandburg's Presidential Medal of Freedom will be on display in the bookstore. Sandburg was one of 30 citizens who received the award that year, a group that included Helen Keller, Walt Disney and John Steinbeck. It is recognized as the highest civilian award for service during peacetime. Events at Montford Books & More The bookstore at 31 Montford Ave. hosts author readings and writing groups. Info: 285-8805. � Through TH (3/31) - Frost & Flower, an exhibition by local artist Johnny Dean McCurry. All paintings were inspired by two visually dramatic seasons experienced in the mountains of WNC and include winterscapes and spring floral landscapes. Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St., Asheville. Info: 255-8115 or www.firestormcafe.com. � FR (3/25), 7pm - Mo' Betta Soul. A night of music, art, coffee and conversation with musical artist Lyric Jones, visual artist Joshua Spiceland and hosts Preach Jacobs and Juan Holladay. All are welcome to this art opening and reception. $3. Harvest Moon Gallery & Gift Shop � Through SU (5/8) Paintings by Gary Elgin will be on display at 81 Bridge St., in Hot Springs. Sarge'S animal reScue foundation iS now accepting photographS for itS fifth annual pet photography conteSt. "the girls at max patch," by stephen staiger, claimed firSt place in laSt year'S "dog" category. See SargeandfriendS.org for detailS. www.castellphotography. com. � Through SA (3/26) - Studies, an exhibition featuring the work of Asheville artist Honour Hiers and Wisconsin artist Wanrudee Buranakorn. Center For Craft, Creativity and Design Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Info: 8902050 or www.craftscreativitydesign.org. � Through FR (4/22) - WNC Models of Sustainability in Craft Making, an exhibit featuring eight studio craft artists working in residence at EnergyXchange in Burnsville and Jackson County Green Energy Park in Sylva. Constance Williams Gallery & Studios � Through FR (4/8) - MisCommunity-Caution: Dioramas of Discord, clay works by Greg Vineyard, will be on display at 9 Riverside Drive in Asheville's River Arts District. Events at the Turchin Center Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Info: 262-3017 or www.tcva.org. � Through SA (6/4) - The eighth annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, featuring 46 selected images, will be on display at the Mezzanine Gallery. Info: 262-4954. Grovewood Gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville. Info: 2537651 or www.grovewood. com. � Through SU (4/10) - DNA of a Handcrafted Heirloom, an exhibit that explores the building blocks of handmade furniture and accessories created today, destined to be the heirlooms of tomorrow. Haen Gallery Located at 52 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm, Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., Noon5pm. Info: 254-8577 or www.thehaengallery.com. � Through TH (3/31) - Winter's Ebb, a group exhibition. Hand In Hand Gallery Located at 2720 Greenville Highway. (U.S. 25 South) in Flat Rock. Info: 697-7719 or www.handinhandgallery.com. � Through SA (3/26) - A four-day trunk show will be held for noted raku artist Barry Bernstein. A wide variety of raku-fired vessels will be available to view and purchase. � FR (3/25), 5-7pm - "Meetthe-Artist" reception Barry Bernstein. Wine, beverages and light refreshments will be served. Haywood County Arts Council The HCAC sponsors a variety of art-related events in Waynesville and Haywood County. Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86 (86 North Main St.) in Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am5pm. Info: 452-0593 or www.haywoodarts.org. � Through SA (3/26) Reflected Light: Scenes of Haywood County by Luke Allsbrook. This exhibition of oil paintings highlights landscapes with a common theme of water. Odyssey Gallery Exhibits work by Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts instructors and residents. Located at 238 Clingman Ave., in Asheville's River Arts District. Info: 285-0210 or www.highwaterclays.com. � Through (4/17) - Spirited Vessels, featuring ceramics by three Odyssey members focusing on "the muse and the spirit that flows into the vessels." Penland School of Crafts A national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located at 67 Dora's Trail, Penland, NC. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. Noon -5pm. Info: www.penland.org or 765-2359. � Through SU (5/8) - Many Paths: A Legacy of Karen Karnes will be on display at the Penland Gallery. The exhibit features the ceramic art of Karnes and 14 artists whose lives and work have been touched by her. $8 adults/$7 for students and seniors. � FR (4/8), 7-8:30pm Opening reception for Many Paths: A Legacy of Karen Karnes. There will be a film screening of Don't Know, We'll See: The Work of Karen Karnes by Lucy Phenix at 4:30pm at Ridgeway Hall. Push Skate Shop & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave., between Stella Blue and the Kress Building. Info: 2255509 or www.pushtoyproject.com. � Through TU (4/5) Stalefish 3, a group show featuring photographs, drawings and robot-inspired works by Dwight Morgan, Jon Svendsen, Rob Sebrell and Layne Hutchison. Seven Sisters Gallery This Black Mountain gallery is located at 117 Cherry St. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: 669-5107 or www.sevensistersgallery.com. � Through MO (3/28) - Earth and Water, oil paintings by Martha Kelley. Skyuka Fine Art Located at 133 N. Trade St., in Tryon. Info: 817-3783 or email@example.com. � Through WE (4/6) - An exhibition of landscape and figurative paintings by Richard Oversmith. The Artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St., River Arts District. Info: www.ashevillearts.com. � Through TH (3/31) - Falling Into the Sky, a solo exhibition of works by Mark Koven, a 2011 recipient of a North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant. The exhibition will also feature the Mobile ART Lab, a collaborative project launched by the Asheville Area Arts Council and the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.Fri., 10am-4pm. Info: 8842787 or www.artsofbrevard. org. � Through TH (3/31) Outdoor Adventure exhibit. WCU Exhibits Unless otherwise noted, exhibits are held at the Fine Art Museum, Fine & Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs. 10am7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: 227-3591 or www.fineartmuseum. wcu.edu. � Through (4/11) - The Youth Art Month exhibit, an annual observance that emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs, will be on display in the lobby of WCU's Fine and Performing Arts Center. WCU Video Art Screening Series Co-curated by WCU Art History Professor Seth McCormick, this series runs throughout the spring semester, featuring a wide range of works on loan from the Electronic Arts Intermix in New York City. Screening are held at the Fine Art Museum of WCU. Open Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: www.Fineartmuseum.wcu. edu or 227-3591. � Through FR (4/1) - Joan Jonas' Left Side Right Side and Dan Graham's Performer/Audience/Mirror. These works are part of a series from the late `60s and early `70s dealing with issues ClaSSeS, MeeTInGS & arTS-relaTed eVenTS Arts2People Artist Resource Center Offering business management workshops for artists at 39 D S. Market St., in downtown Asheville. Classes, unless otherwise noted, are $35. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Info: www.arts2people.org. � TH (3/24), 10am-1pm - "Do It Yourself Audio-Visual Portfolio." � SA (3/26), 10am-1pm - "Easy Web Presence: Word Press and Blogs." Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: 253-3227 or www.ashevilleart.org. � Through FR (4/1) - Applications for a 2011 summer internship program will be accepted. See website for details. � FR (3/25), Noon-1pm - Art Break: A guided tour of An Inside View with a museum curator. Free with membership or museum admission. � WEDNESDAYS (starting 3/30), 4-5pm - An eight-week workshop titled "Explore + Experiment With Sculpture" will be offered for students in grades 6-8. $40. Register: 253-3227, ext. 122 or email@example.com. Asheville Gallery of Art A co-op gallery representing 29 regional artists, located at 16 College St. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10am-5:30pm. Info: 251-5796 or www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com. � Through TH (3/31) - Personages, an exhibition featuring works by Hal Boyd. Events at the Turchin Center Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Info: 262-3017 or www.tcva.org. � FR & SA (3/25 & 26) - The second annual Draw-a-Thon will be held to celebrate and promote drawing, creativity, spontaneity and artistic collaboration. Students, professors and local artists (of all levels and ages) are invited to gather at the Turchin Center to draw from life models with the goal of creating a casual, fun atmosphere that is open to the curious novice, the devoted expert and every level in between. Free. � WE (3/30), 7pm - Visiting artist lecture, with site-specific artist Laura Berman. Held at the Turchin Center Lecture Hall. Phil Mechanic Studios Located at 109 Roberts St. on the corner of Clingman Ave. in the River Arts District. Houses Flood Gallery, Pump Gallery and Nook Gallery. Info: www.philmechanicstudios.com. � Community members interested in photography are invited to sign up for open 52 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com newsoftheweird Lead story 21st-Century American Exports? In strife-torn Sudan (land of the Darfur murder-and-rape atrocities and a $2,200 per capita annual income), an epic, yearlong Ponzi scheme engineered by a lowly former police officer has enticed nearly 50,000 victims to invest an estimated $180 million (according to a March dispatch on Slate). At the height of the hysteria, even militia fighters in Darfur rushed to invest. (Just as Bernard Madoff initially did, perpetrator Adam Ismael is lounging comfortably under house arrest.) And in February, NPR reported that the United States government will soon be asked to bail out yet another bank that dramatically overextended itself with bad loans and is now $900 million short: the Bank of Kabul in Afghanistan. Latest religious messages Cultural diversity � A leather designer purse is now de rigueur for ambitious Chinese businessmen, the Los Angeles Times reported in February. And companies like Coach (which will have 53 stores in China by midyear), Hermes and Louis Vuitton "can't believe their luck" now that "both sexes in the world's most populous country adore purses." (Apparently, only authentic designer items cut it; China remains a world leader in trademark-pirating knockoffs for the export market.) � The lower house of Russia's Parliament approved legislation in February classifying beer, for the first time, as an alcoholic beverage. Because of the vodka industry's dominance, beer has traditionally been considered closer to a soft drink. � Ewwww! (1) Malawi's justice minister said the proposed environmental legislation's ban on "fouling the air" should criminalize extreme flatulence, but the solicitor general insisted that only commercial air pollution would be punishable. (2) Only 20 percent of Cambodians have access to toilets (twice as many have mobile phones), and elaborate campaigns promote toilet usage. In Kandal province, BBC News reported in February, an investigating team called a public meeting and singled out ("amid much laughter") the farmer whom it had concluded produced the most excrement of anyone in the village. "I thought, `Man, is this what Jesus would do?'" said Akron, Ohio, repo man Ken Falzini in January after surviving a short, harrowing ride clinging to the hood of the Lexus he was trying to repossess from Bishop Marc Neal of Akron's Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Charged with felony assault, Neal told a reporter it was disrespectful to repossess a preacher's car during Sunday services. Falzini said Neal was laughing during parts of the drive, which included sharp zigzagging at 50 mph to dislodge Falzini from the hood. � In Britain's Coleraine Crown Court in February, Colin Howell, convicted last year of murdering his wife and his girlfriend's husband, testified at the girlfriend's trial that he'd frequently drugged her during sex, at her request, to avoid "Christian guilt" over their extramarital affair. (The trial was continuing at press time.) Questionable judgments � Just How Bad Was Mom? In Brooklyn, N.Y., Judge Bernard Graham recently awarded custody of an estranged couple's teenage boy to the father, who was homeless and living in shelters and storefronts. The mother, Jeannette Traylor, who earns $90,000 a year as a courthouse employee, was even denied visitation rights. (The arrangement was in the boy's best interest, insisted Graham, who was later transferred to nondivorce cases.) � At the annual meeting of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association of Annandale, Va., in June, 50 people sleepily elected as president Ms. Beatha Lee, a Wheaten terrier belonging to former association officer Mark Crawford. Beatha, said Crawford, "delegates a lot." Least-competent criminals Genetic legacies (1) In January, Czech Television reported on a recent joyous but confusing family reunion featuring a woman (Ilona Tomeckova) who'd become a man (Dominik Sejda) and had finally found love (in the person of Andrea Kajzarova, who was, before her own sex change, a bodybuilder named Tomas Kajzar). Dominik, motivated to reconnect with his original family, learned that the son he'd given birth to (Radim) was himself undergoing a sex change (to become Viki). (2) Rachel Brock, 21, was arrested in Phoenix in December for an alleged sexual relationship with an underage boy whom her mother, Susan Brock, had already been arrested for sexually abusing. (Neither woman knew about the other's affair.) (1) To conceal an arrest warrant for auto theft, Amos Ashley, 62, told traffic-stop officers in Lawrenceburg, Ind., in February that he was (as he wrote on a paper for them) "Rorth Taylor." ("Pronounce it," ordered a trooper.) "Robert Taylor." ("Spell it once more, please.") "R-e-r-er-t," wrote Ashley. ("And `Taylor'?") "T-a-y-l-o-er." Several more attempts followed, until Ashley finally admitted his name and was arrested. (2) Police in Princess Anne, Md., arrested George Ballard, 25, inside a PNC Bank at 11 p.m. on Jan. 25 after a motion detector sounded. Officers said the "cash" Ballard was in the process of taking was in fact a stack of fake bills the bank uses for training. OFFER EXPIRES 03/30/11 Update readdaily Read News of the Weird daily with Chuck Shepherd at www. weirduniverse.net. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 18737, Tampa FL 33679 World's Greatest Lawyer: In February, Christopher Soon won acquittal for client Alan Patton, who'd been charged with violating a law aimed primarily at him. In 1993 and 2008, the Dublin, Ohio, resident was convicted of waiting in restrooms and, when young boys finished using the urinal (Patton had obstructed the flushing mechanism), rushing to gather the contents, which he admitted sexually excited him. After Patton's 2008 conviction, the Ohio Legislature made that specific act a felony, and Patton's October 2010 arrest was supposed to yield the first conviction. (Patton was found guilty of "criminal mischief," a misdemeanor.) It's In Our Hands fresh / real / pizza THUR. 3/24 open for lunch & dinner Earth Day Issue April 13th 828-251-1333 Alien Music Club weekly jazz jam (alienmusicclub.com) funky / fusey / rocking / delicious (myspace.com/chuckandthearchrivals) BILLIARDS + DARTS + 28 MORE TAPS UPSTAIRS SUN. 3/27 the archrivals! DR. BROWN'S TEAM TRIVIA ? EVERY WEDNESDAY 42 BILTMORE AVE. DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE - 255-0504 - BARLEYSTAPROOM.COM - MON-SAT 11:30AM-?/SUN 12-12 email@example.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 53 hours at the Phil Mechanic Studios' public darkroom. Beginning this month, individualized instruction will also be available. The studio provides "a comfortable learning environment for whoever wishes to gain experience in traditional and digital photography." $20 per month includes chemicals and equipment. RiverLink Events RiverLink, WNC's organization working to improve life along the French Broad, sponsors a variety of riverfriendly events. Info: 2528474 or www.riverlink.org. � Through TH (3/31) RiverLink invites the community to share their thoughts on a potential outdoor arts festival of handmade goods, to be held in the fall of 2011 on Riverside Drive. The survey can be completed at http://conta.cc/gAA2Xf. Stecoah Valley Center Events Located at 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville. Info: 479-3364 or www.stecoahvalleycenter.com. � SA (3/26), 1-4pm - "A Taste of Weaving (Floor Loom)." Diane Kelly's beginner's class is perfect for those seeking a hands-on weaving experience with a simple project.Learn the basics of using a floor loom and using the shuttle to weave a mug rug with good, even tension. $35 includes materials. Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League Classes are held at the studio, 999 W. Old Rt. 70, Black Mountain. Info: svfal.info@ gmail.com or www.svfal.org. � THURSDAYS, noon-3pm - Try something new every week at the Experimental Art Group. Learn and share collage and water/mixed media techniques in a playful setting. All levels welcome. $6 per session. Info: svfal.info@ gmail.com or 357-8129. � FRIDAYS, 10am-1pm - A figure drawing/open studio session will be held with a live model in various poses. No instruction provided. "Working with a live model strengthens your drawing and painting abilities." $10 fee for model. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Conn-Artist Studios & Art Gallery Located at 611 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville. Info: 329-2918. � TUESDAYS, 10am-1pm - Hendersonville artist Ruth Goldsborough offers portrait classes with a live model for pastel, oil or charcoal artists. Goldsborough demonstrates with a sketch portrait of the subject, then works with each student on color, composition, lighting and facial structure. $25. Info: 890-3929 or www.conn-artist.com. arT/CrafT faIrS Events at the Turchin Center Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Info: 262-3017 or www.tcva.org. � SU (3/27), 1-5pm - Spring handmade market. Spoken & Written Word Asheville BookWorks presents the Edible Book Festival (pd.) 4/1/11 Friday. 5:30 � 8:30 PM . We are seeking participants for this annual world-wide event celebrating books, food and the people who love them. Visit ashevillebookworks.com for info. Biltmore Farms Communities Present the Asheville Poetry Review Reading Series (pd.) On Friday, March 25th, at 7 pm Biltmore Farms Communities invites guests to the Asheville Poetry Review Reading Series at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. This free event celebrates the work of famed poets, Pamela Uschuk, Marilyn Kallet and William Pitt Root. Guests are invited to hear these three poets speak and purchase autographed copies of the 2011 Asheville Poetry Review. Biltmore Farms Communities, one of the four divisions of Biltmore Farms, LLC, strives to promote arts and culture in Western North Carolina. Finding the Stoyteller in You (pd.) Nationally acclaimed storyteller, Connie ReganBlake, offers her one-day workshop "Finding the Storyteller in You" on Sat. April 2. All levels welcomed. Early bird discount. www. storywindow.com 828-2581113 Asheville Poetry Review Reading Series � FR (3/25), 7pm - Poets William Pitt Root, Marilyn Kallet and Pamela Uschuk will read from and discuss their work as part of the first annual Poetry Review Reading Series, held at the Hilton Hotel in Biltmore Park. Info: 209-2000. Blue Ridge Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Info: www. brbooks-news.com or 4566000. � TH (3/24), 6:30-8pm Game Night. All are welcome to attend. � SA (3/26), 3pm - Leanna Sain will read from and discuss Magnolia Blossoms, the third book in the Gate to Nowheremystery series. � TU (3/29), 10am - Book Babies. Story time for children ages 3 and younger. Buncombe County Public Libraries LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n BM = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250KIDS. � MO (3/28), 6:30pm - Mary Anne Thomas, Black Mountain news columnist, will give a presentation on "How to Write a Good Essay." The event will also feature an award presentation for the winner of the March Short Story Contest. Info: Literary2010@AOL. Com. BM. � TH (3/31), 7pm - Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. SW. Carl Sandburg Home Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 693-4178 or www.nps.gov/carl. � FR (3/25), 7pm - The "Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest Celebration" will be held at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, at the corner of Kanuga and Church Street in Hendersonville. Jane Sadusky, the 2011 Carl Sandburg Writer-inResidence, will give a short reading at the event. � SA (3/26), 2-4pm - Jane Sadusky, the 2011 Carl Sandburg Writer-inResidence, will lead a writing workshop. Register: 6934178. Cipher Circle Mondays � MONDAYS beginning (3/14), 10pm - Join emcee/ producer CAMPAIGN for this jazz-infused open mic catered toward spoken word artists, freestylers, improv singers and rhyme artists of all natures. Bass and drum accompaniment provided by the LikeMind Trio's Mike Holstein and Justin Watt. Sit-in musicians welcome. Held at Hole `n' Da Wall, 44 Market St., in downtown Asheville. Donations encouraged. Info: PureSavageEnt@ gmail.com. Events at Big Ivy Community Center Located at 540 Dillingham Rd. in Barnardsville. Info: 626-3438. � 4th SATURDAYS, 10am - Book club. Info: nandilly@ earthlink.net. Events at City Lights City Lights Bookstore is at 3 E. Jackson St., in downtown Sylva. Info: 586-9499 or email@example.com. � SA (3/26), 4pm & 7pm Poetry workshop and reading with Tracey Schmidt, author of I Have Fallen in Love with the World. Events at Malaprop's The bookstore and cafe at 55 Haywood St. hosts visiting authors for talks and book signings. Info: 254-6734 or www.malaprops.com. � TH (3/24), 7pm - Bring a current project, settle down with a hot cup of tea and talk shop with fiber artist and "Urban GypZ," Stacey Budge-Kamison. � FR (3/25), 7pm - Sara Henry will read from and sign copies of her debut novel, Learning to Swim. � SA (3/26), 7pm - Gloria Houston will read from and sign copies of her novel Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile, the story of a woman determined to be a librarian, even where there aren't any libraries. � SU (3/17), 3pm Husband-and-wife team Clay and Susan Griffith will read from and sign copies of The Greyfriar, the first in their new Vampire Empire series. � TU (3/29), 7pm - In celebration of Women's History Month, all are welcome to come meet "amazing women business owners in Asheville." Malaprop's, Early Girl Eatery, Bruisin' Ales and Bloomin' Art are among the many women owned (and co-owned) featured at this event. � TH (3/31), 7pm - Charlotte native Anna Jean Mayhew will read from and sign copies of her debut novel, The Dry Grass of August, a story about the intimate consequences of segregation on a family and young girl on the verge of adulthood. Events at Montford Books & More The bookstore at 31 Montford Ave. hosts author readings and writing groups. Info: 285-8805. � FR (3/25), 7pm - Bill Branyon will read from his thought-provoking book Liberating Liberals: A political synthesis of Nietzsche & Jesus, Vonnegut & Marx (Groucho, not Karl), Gandhi & Machiavelli. Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St., Asheville. Info: 255-8115 or www.firestormcafe.com. � SA (3/26), 6pm - "Women and Music," a Tom Tom Magazine concert and workshop. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Poetry Contest Open to children in grades K12 and to adults and professional writers. Poems must be about trees or forests. The contest commemorates the 75thanniversary of the dedication of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. All poems will be received by Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center and are judged by a panel of teachers, writers and the general public.Info: www. stecoahvalleycenter.com. � Through TU (5/31) Submissions will be received. Literary Events at UNCA Events are free unless noted. Tickets & info: 232-5000. � TH (3/24), 12:30pm Book talk with Laurel Taylor, UNCA classics lecturer and author of The 100 Roman Farms Project, in the special collections room at Ramsey Library. Macon County Public Library Located at 149 Siler Farm Road in Franklin. Open Mon.Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www.fontanalib.org/franklin/ or 524-3600. � TH (3/24), 6pm - James Costa, WCU biology professor and director of the Highlands Biological Station, will lead a discussion of The World Without Us by WCU Literary Festival author Alan Weisman. The New York Times bestseller explores the fate of natural and manmade environments should humans suddenly disappear. � SU (3/27), 2pm - Former N.C. poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer will speak about her collection Coming to Rest. Madison County Library � ONGOING - Donate books, movies and music to the Friends of the Madison County Library for the upcoming book sale held in June. Drop off donations at Books and Breadboard, 30 All Souls Crescent near the entrance to Biltmore Estate. For pick-up service call: 333-3882. All donations benefit the Children's Reading Programs at all three branched of Madison County's Public Libraries. Writers' Workshop Events WW offers a variety of classes and events for beginning and experienced writers. Info: 254-8111 or www. twwoa.org. � SA (3/26), 10am-4pm "Writing Your Memoirs," with Anne Barnhill. Festivals & Gatherings Carl Sandburg Home Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 693-4178 or www.nps.gov/carl. � WE (4/23), 10am-4am - "Spring Into the Park: A Family Fun Day." Music Analog To Digital � Vinyl/ Tape To CD � VHS To DVD (pd.) Convert classic vinyl and tape to digital or CD and old VHS to DVD. Great quality! Very affordable. Call (828) 442-6211. www.vinylrecordstocd.com Asheville Chamber Music Series Concerts are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on the corner of Charlotte Street and Edwin Place, unless otherwise noted. Tickets at the door/Free for students. Info: 259-3626 or www.ashevillechambermusic.org. � TH (3/24), 4:15pm - Asheville Chamber Music presents a pre-concert talk at the Reuter Center, on the campus of UNCA. Free. � FR (3/25), 8pm - The Miro Quartet will perform works by Schubert, Brahms and Philip Glass. $35. Asheville Lyric Opera All performances take place at Diana Wortham Theater. Tickets: 257-4530. Info: 236-0670 or www.ashevillelyric.org. � WE (3/30), 7pm - Preview dress rehearsal of La Boheme. FENCE Events The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon. Info: 859-9021 or www.fence.org. � SU (3/27), 4pm - FENCE Family Concerts presents Joseph and Kathleen Erwin for piano and violin performance. Free. Freeskool Events & Classes A teaching and learning network by and for the community. Community members offer free classes to other community members. Info: www.freeskoolasheville.org. � MONDAYS, 6:30-8:30pm - "Community Sing," open to singers, experienced and new, to share traditional tunes at 41 Balsam Ave. Facilitated by Sara Frances. Madison County Arts Council Events Located at 90 S. Main St., in Marshall. Info: 649-1301 or www.madisoncountyarts. com. � FR (3/25), 8-11pm WNC's own Pierce Edens and Pennsylvania's The Great Unknown perform at The Art Center. Two great bands in one intimate setting. $5. Music at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church � SU (3/27), 6pm - The American Quartet from Forest City, N.C., will perform a worship service. The Church is located at 130 Pleasant Grove Road, in Rutherfordton. Info: 2870085. Music at Poppies Market � TH (3/31), 6pm - Blues harmonica player Mark Hummel will perform at the Garden Stage of Poppies Market, 1 Market St., in Brevard, weather permitting. $10. Music at UNCA Concerts are held in Lipinsky Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets & info: 2325000. � SU (3/27), 4pm - The University Singers will perform under the direction of Melodie Galloway. $5. Performances at Diana Wortham Theatre For ticket information or more details: 257-4530 or www. dwtheatre.com. � TH (3/24), 8pm - Dervish. At the forefront of Celtic music for over two decades, Dervish is one of the all-time great Irish traditional bands. $30. � SA (3/26), 7:30pm - The Blue Ridge Orchestra and Dr. Hwa-Jin Kim will perform Gershwin's beautiful "Rhapsody in Blue." $25 adult/$10 students/Free for children ages 5 and under. Song O' Sky Chorus (Sweet Adelines International) The chorus is always looking for women 18+ who want to learn how to sing barbershop harmony. Please visit a rehearsal. Info: 1-866-8249547 or www.songosky.org. � TUESDAYS,6:45pm Rehearsals in the Fellowship Hall at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St. St. Matthias Episcopal Church Located at 1 Dundee Street (off South Charlotte). Info: 252-0643. � SU (3/27), 3pm - Dave Wendelin and Mari Jo Finsterwalder present a concert of original songs. Free will offering. Sunday Jam � SUNDAYS, 5pm Musicians, no matter their skill level, instrument or style, are welcome to attend this community jam. Bring a dish to share for a potluck meal. Details and weekly locations: 317-1861. Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.Fri., 10am-4pm. Info: 8842787 or www.artsofbrevard. org. � SA (3/26), 7:30pm - U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval will present a solo concert featuring selections from his new album. $15/$8 students. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/156299 or at the door. Theater A-B Tech Drama Club The club sponsors and produces a variety of productions, performances, workshops and lectures. Reservations & info: 2541921 or pcarver@abtech. edu. � THURSDAYS (3/24) through SATURDAYS (4/2), 7:30pm - The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail will be performed at the Carriage House Theatre (behind the Fernihurst Mansion), at A-B Tech's Asheville campus. A strong activist, abolitionist and transcendentalist, Thoreau spent time in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government conducting a war of aggression in Mexico.$3/A-B Tech students and staff/$5 area students/$10. Reservations required: 254-1921, ext. 890. Asheville Community Theatre Celebrate joyful, mindful living in a church with heart. Contemporary music by Lytingale and The Unitic Band. Located at 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info: 684-3798, 8918700 or www.unitync.net. � FR (3/25) through SU (3/27), 7:30pm - Awardwinning playwright Murphy Funkhouser presents her one-woman show, Crazy Bag!, a humorous take on her own life. Recommended for mature audiences. Asheville Playback Theatre An improvisational theatre experience building a community of neighbors and honoring personal stories. $10/$5 students (but no one turned away). Info: www. ashevilleplayback.org. � FR (3/25), 8pm Performance at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Brevard Little Theatre Located in the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. Info: www. brevardlittletheatre.com. Reservations: 884-2587. 54 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com � FRIDAYS (3/25) through SUNDAYS (4/10) - The Hallelujah Girls, a comedy about feisty older women who decide to turn an abandoned church into a day spa, will be performed. Events at 35below This black box theater is located underneath Asheville Community Theatre at 35 E. Walnut St. Info: 254-1320 or www.ashevilletheatre.org. � TH (3/24), 7:30pm - From the Mouth of Madness: True Tales from the Edge of Insanity, a storytelling event hosted by Tom Chalmers. The performance will feature "true stories about mental health told by local comedians, actors and people just like you." $10. Flat Rock Playhouse The State Theater of North Carolina is on Highway 225, 3 miles south of Hendersonville. Info: 6930731 or www.flatrockplayhouse.org. � WE (3/30) through SU (4/17) - The Music of the Night: Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert, a tribute to one of Broadway's greatest composers, will be presented at the Flat Rock Playhouse in Hendersonville. See website for tickets and showtimes. Hendersonville Little Theatre Located at the Barn on State St., between Kanuga and Willow Roads in Hendersonville. $14/$8 or $18/$10 for musicals. Info: 692-1082 or www.hendersonvillelittletheatre.org. � FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/27) - The Odd Couple, described as "a hilarious face-off between the neat-freak and the slob," will be performed. Fri.-Sat., 8pm & Sun., 2pm. Opening night will feature a champagne reception before the performance. NC Stage Company Asheville's professional resident theater company, performing at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville (entrance off of Walnut St., across from Zambra's). Info & tickets: 239-0263 or www.ncstage.org. � MO (3/28), 8pm - The Odyssey, a staged reading by Ian McNeely and James W. Johnson. A Q&A session will follow the performance. The Magnetic Field A cafe, bar and performance house located at 372 Depot St., in the River Arts District. Info: www.themagneticfield. com or 257-4003. � THURSDAYS (3/24) through SATURDAYS (4/2) - Songs of Robert, John Crutchfield's "quirkily poetic" one-man show, will be per- formed. Performances begin at 7:30pm, with late-night performances held at 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights. No late show April 1. Tickets $12-14. Theater at WCU Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the Fine & Performing Arts Center. Tickets & info: 227-2479 or http://fapac. wcu.edu. � TH (3/24) through SU (3/27) - Kiss Me, Kate, written by Cole Porter and directed by Terrence Mann, is a play-within-a-play that combines Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Porter's iconic music and lyrics. $20/$15 seniors and WCU faculty/$5 students. Comedy The Magnetic Field A cafe, bar and performance house located at 372 Depot St., in the River Arts District. Info: www.themagneticfield. com or 257-4003. � TU (3/29), 8pm - Magnetic Comedy: Improvisational and sketch comedy by Mondy Carter, Karen Stobbe, Tom Chalmers and guest artists. $7. Film Asheville Jewish Film Festival The annual Asheville Jewish Film Festival promotes the diversity of Jewish identity through film, exploring the dynamic environment of history and culture on the modern Jewish experience. Screenings are held at the Fine Arts Theatre. $8. Info: 253-3227, 251-6576 or www.ashevillejewishfilmfestival.com. � SA (3/26), 6pm - An opening reception for the film festival will be held at Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Ave. --- 7:30pm - The Gefilte Fish Chronicles will be screened and a Q&A with the filmmaker, or guests, will follow. $18 includes the reception and screening. � SU (3/27), 1pm - The Gefilte Fish Chronicles. A Q&A session with the filmmaker, or guests, will follow --- 7pm - Howl. � MO (3/28), 1pm - Budrus. A Q&A session will the filmmaker, or guests, will follow --- 7pm - Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray. � TU (3/29), 1pm - Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray. A Q&A session with the filmmaker, or guests, will follow --- 7pm - A Matter of Size. � WE (3/30), 1pm - A Matter of Size --- 7pm - Budrus. A Q&A session with the filmmaker, or guests, will follow. � TH (3/31), 1pm - Howl --- 6pm - A closing reception will be held at Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Ave --7:30pm - The Last Survivor. $18 includes the reception and screening. "Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence" � TU (3/29), 5pm - Film screening: Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence. Through the stories of six battered women and expert information from Jewish, Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders, Broken Vows addresses how religious teachings have been misused to perpetuate abuse and how religious communities can work proactively to end domestic violence. Held at 370 N. Louisiana Ave., suite C1. Info: 575-2003 or rchovey@ sos.spc-asheville.org. Classic World Cinema Foreign Film Series � FR (3/25), 7:45pm Double Feature: La Jetee by Marker (1962 France) and Cleo from Five to Seven by Varda (1962 France/Italy). Held at the Courtyard Gallery, in the upstairs library at the Phil Mechanic Studio, 109 Roberts St. Info: ashevillecourtyard.com or Cranky Hanke's special showing section. Seven Sisters Cinema A documentary film series presenting films by regional filmmakers and/or subjects of regional interest. Screens are held at the White Horse in Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. Info: www. sevensisterscinema.com or 686-3922. � TH (3/24), 7pm - Awardwinning filmmaker Elizabeth Barret will introduce her 2000 documentary film Stranger With a Camera. In 1967, Canadian filmmaker Hugh O'Connor visited the mountains of Central Appalachia to document poverty. Barret uses O'Connor's death as a lens to explore the complex relationship between those who make films to promote social change and the people whose lives are represented in such media productions. Dance 7pm Wednesdays � InterPlay Asheville (pd.) Play with us, and tap into body wisdom, with movement, reflection, voice, and 1 minute stories. It's easy and Fun, plus, you can't do it wrong! (Really!) (now every Wednesday.) $5$15. � Sacred Embodiment Center, 31 Carolina Lane, Asheville, NC � downtown Asheville! Info: www.interplayasheville.org/ Beginner Swing Dancing Lessons (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. � No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www. SwingAsheville.com Studio Zahiya (pd.) � Tuesday: 9-10am: Hip Hop Fitness � 6-7pm: Beginner Bellydance � 8:10-9:10pm: Intermediate/ Advanced Bellydance � Thursday: 9-10am: All Levels Bellydance � 6-7pm: Bollywood and Bhangra � 8:10-9:10pm: Hip Hop. � Drop-in anytime. $12/class. � Info: (828) 242-7595 or www.lisazahiya.com Asheville International Folk Dancers � TUESDAYS, 7-9:30pm - We do a variety of dances from all over the world, but mainly line dances from Eastern Europe, particularly the Balkans. At Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville. No partner, no cost. Info: 645-1543 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Asheville Movement Collective AMC hosts weekly dancewaves for personal and community transformation. First wave is free. Info: www. DanceAMC.org. � FRIDAYS, 7-9pm - Meet at the Terpsicorps Studio of Dance above The Wedge in the River Arts District. $5. � SUNDAYS, 8:30-10:30 am & 10:30am-12:30pm - Meet at Studio 11, 11 Richland St., in West Asheville. $5. B-Boy & B-Girl Classes � MONDAYS, 6:30-7:45pm - Learn and practice the art otherwise known as breakdancing at the Stephens-Lee recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Sneakers required. Free. Info: 350-2058. Carolina Shag Dancing � WEDNESDAYS, 7-11pm - Dance with a DJ. $5. � SUNDAYS, 4-5pm - Free dance lesson. An open dance will follow until 7pm. Held at Bosco's Sports Zone, 3210 Hendersonville Road. Info: 684-2646. Contra Dance Waynesville � 4th SUNDAYS, 2-4:30pm Contra dance in Waynesville, featuring live music and a walk-through dance. Held in the ballroom of The Gateway Club, 37 Church St. $5. Info: 734-1027 or 454-5514. Creative Technology & Arts Center mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 55 edgymama Runaway: Alaska or bust Here's the slightly edited story of what happened at our house a few weeks ago (originally written on Twitter): My 9-year-old says he's running away because his sister is annoying. He's packed Legos, his stuffed jaguar and four peanut-butter sandwiches. So far, he's made it to under the porch, where he's sitting on an old tire eating his first peanut-butter sandwich. He just came back and asked for an umbrella and a map to Alaska. He added his Greek Mythology book to his backpack. And a rubber snake. He says the rubber snake is to use as a whip. I can't find a decent map showing how to get from Asheville to Alaska. The front porch just became Alaska. Now he's requesting orange juice. I told him we don't serve runaways here without cash up front. He's already eaten all four peanut-butter sandwiches. He might need to go stand outside Greenlife and sing for his supper. Just had vision of my son becoming that guy with the dreads who plays the flute outside Greenlife everyday. So the runaway is back. Says Alaska is too cold and wet. Speedy (the stuffed jaguar) didn't much like it there. Seems that Asheville, even though rife with evil sisters, ain't so bad. Particularly as there's lots of orange juice here. I'm not sure whether or not I handled my son's threat to run away well. I did sense almost immediately that he wasn't serious. If I'd thought he was earnest in his desire to leave, I would've reacted differently. I probably wouldn't have written about it. As it is, I let him read and edit this slightly to avoid embarrassing him. Too much. In this situation, I think my son's unconscious goal was to emotionally manipulate his sister. She woke me up that morning by dramatically flinging open my bedroom door and crying: "He's running away, and it's all my fault." She tried to stop him as he headed toward the door. I told her to let him go, then went outside and talked to him for a while. Once I realized he wasn't going far, and he just wanted to be alone, I went back inside and talked to her. I made a couple of jokes about his packing priorities, and my daughter started to see the humor of the situation. We also talked about how much my son needs time alone, and how she needs to respect that. I explained that his occasional desire for solitude doesn't mean he doesn't love her. It's just who he is. I was the same as a child, but back then, I was allowed to wander the woods all day without having to check in regularly with my parents -- as long as I was home for dinner. I parenting from the edge by Anne Fitten Glenn try to give my boy some of the same freedom, within boundaries, in a world that's a little different from the one I grew up in. It's natural and normal to want to get away from your life now and again -- even if you're a kid. And, of course, running away has been dramatized as romantic and adventurous in books and movies. The day after the "incident," I talked with my kids about what the realities of truly running away might look like. My goal was to de-romanticize the idea. Especially as my daughter is middle-school aged -- prime-time for thinking the dramas of adolescence might be improved by escaping parental restrictions. Obviously, if a child often threatens to run away or manages to do so successfully (i.e., disappears and has to be "found"), it's prob- ably time to find professional help -- for the child and the family. Because there are true dangers out there for runaways -- though obviously some kids are savvier, or just plain luckier, than others. I haven't heard another word from my son about running away. Since that day, I've encouraged him to spend more time outside on his own, and I've asked his sister to try to let him be and take care of her own needs -- even if that means chattering to me about her pre-adolescent feelings and concerns for the half-hour a day that he's not around. God grant me patience, please. X Anne Fitten "Edgy Mama" Glenn writes about a number of subjects, including parenting, at www. edgymama.com. parentingcalendar Calendar for MarCh 23 - 31, 2011 A Nesting Party This Saturday! (pd.) March 26, 2-4pm. Join local mama Mary Densmore at Nest Organics for a nesting party in our store at 51 N. Lexington Avenue, downtown Asheville � Parents and Parents-To-Be will learn about Organic and non-toxic parenting, Cloth diapering, Babywearing and much more! � This free event includes complimentary organic refreshments, and a 10% in-store discount! Please RSVP by calling the store at (828) 258-1901. � Baby registries available. Nest Organics. Asheville Area Mothers of Multiples This group supports mothers of multiples and promotes knowledge of multiple pregnancies and births. Info: www.ashevillemom.com. � SA (3/26), 7-7:30am - Early bird rummage sale. $1 admission --- 7:30am-2pm - The annual spring rummage sale, featuring children's clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, furniture, toys, books, maternity clothes, house wares, appliances, furniture and more, will be held at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 224 Louisiana Ave. --- 2:30-3pm - Half-price sale. Asheville Jewish Community Center Events The JCC is located at 236 Charlotte St., Asheville. Info: 253-0701. � MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 7:30am-6pm - Donations of gently-used children's items will be gratefully accepted for the annual "Kids Stuff Rummage Sale" (held on April 17). All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Jewish Community Center's early childhood programs. Donations will be accepted through April 14. Info: 253-0701, ext. 109 or email@example.com. Autism Parent Support Group � 4th THURSDAYS, 6-8pm - Meet other parents of children with Autism, share your experiences and learn from others. RSVP by 3rd Thursday to ensure childcare held at St. Gerard House, 718 Oakland St., Hendersonville. Available to area parents. Info: http://stgerardhouse.com. Let's Talk: Workshops for Parents of Teens "Embrace your right and responsibility to be your teen's primary educator." Workshops focus on a variety of topics, including sexual health and violence prevention designed to help parents start conversations with their kids about hard-to-discuss issues. Held at the Randolph Learning Center, 90 Montford Ave. A $5 fee is refundable upon the completion of five classes. Info: www.wncap.org/events, 252-7489, ext. 321 or firstname.lastname@example.org. � WE (3/23), 6-7:30pm - "Drugs and Alcohol." Mama-Time � WEDNESDAYS, 11am-1pm - A circle of postpartum moms meets weekly to share the highs and lows of life with a new baby. Plus, stress management skills and group discussions. Siblings/ newborns welcome. $6-$10. Fees support 4th Trimester, a nonprofit organization dedicated to well-being during postpartum and parenthood. Meet at 65 Hill St. Info: 337-8630. Parenting Classes at Pardee Hospital All classes are held in the orientation classroom of Pardee Hospital, 800 N. Justice St., in Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required. Info: (866)-790-WELL. � TH (3/24), 6:30-8pm - Infant Care Class. The basics of infant care, including newborn characteristics, feeding, bathing, cord care, diapering and swaddling. Training Session for Prospective Foster Parents � TUESDAYS, 6-9pm - This 10-week training program, offered by Buncombe County DSS, is designed to help individuals and families decide if they would like to become foster parents. Free. Location and registration: 250-5868 or email@example.com. More ParenTInG eVenTS onlIne Check out the Parenting Calendar online at www. mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 31. Calendar deadlIne The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365 56 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Located at Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St., Asheville. Info: www.ctacenter.org. � MONDAYS (through 4/25), 5-6:30pm - A "Modern Dance & Expressive Movement" class will be taught by Claire Elizabeth Barratt. All adults and teens are welcome. $10-$20 sliding scale. Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club Meets in the ballroom of the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. Yearly membership is $10. Couples and singles of all ages are welcome. Info: 692-8281. � FRIDAYS, 7-7:30pm - Dance lessons --- 7:3010pm - Dance. DJ Fred Young provides a variety of dance tunes from waltz to tango. Refreshments will be served. $5 admission for members/$6 nonmembers. Swing Asheville Info: www.swingasheville. com, 301-7629 or dance@ swingasheville.com. � TUESDAYS, 6-7pm - Beginner swing dance lessons at Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St., in downtown Asheville. $12 per week for a four-week workshop. No partner needed. Classes start first Tuesday of every month. Swing dance from 8pm11pm every Tuesday night. Waynesville Parks and Recreation Info: 456-2030 or recprograms@townofwaynesville. org. � FR (3/25), 7-9pm "School Dance," for grades 3-5 at the Old Armory, 44 Boundary St. There will be pizza, drinks and a dance contest. $5. Info: 456-2030 or youthprogramsupervisor@ townofwaynesville.org. www.ashevilleartinthepark. com/Apply to Exhibit.htm. Ripples of Hope � Through MO (3/28) - Adults, teens and children are encouraged to paint, decorate, collage, write or otherwise creatively cover a blank "teardrop" for Ripples of Hope, a local exhibit of expressive art pieces by those whose lives have been affected in some way by sexual assault. Sponsored by the Daydreamz project, Earthworks Gallery, REACH of Haywood and other local agencies. Blank "teardrops" are available at Earthworks Gallery, 21 N Main St., Waynesville, and completed pieces can be submitted at the gallery. Turchin Center's Community Art School A variety of programs are offered through Appalachian State Universitys Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone. To register or for more info: 262-3017 or www.tcva.org/register. � Through MO (3/28) Submissions will be accepted for the Halpert Biennial 2011, a national, juried, two-dimensional art competition and exhibition program designed to recognize new works by emerging and established artists. Info: halpert.tcva. appstate.edu. Voices of the River � Through MO (4/6) Submissions for the fourth annual poetry and art contest will be accepted. This year's contest is titled "It's In Your Hands." Send poetry, 2D and 3D art to RiverLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving life along the French Broad, and visit www. riverlink.org/earthdaycontest. asp for guidelines. Local writers Glenis Redmon and Sebastian Matthews will judge this year's contest. Info: 252-8474 or www. riverlink.org. consciousparty What: Hands of Hope benefit concert, featuring Billy Jonas. Where: The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., in downtown Asheville. When: Sunday, March 27 (2:30 to 4:30 p.m. $15 adults/$10 for children under 12. All proceeds benefit ChildrenFirst/ CIS and RiverLink. Info & tickets at theorangepeel.net or 225-5851). Why: The Hands of Hope benefit concert, featuring a performance by Billy Jonas, a percussionist specializing in interactive, family-oriented shows, promises to delight children and adults alike. Jonas' high-energy and engaging concert will be the culminating event in this year's Hands of Hope project, Maccabi Academy and Odyssey School's "four-month service-learning project designed to teach students what it means to lend a helping hand to hose in need," as described in a press release. This year, "each participating school teamed up with a local nonprofit agency to study an area of social need," the release continues. "Students from Maccabi fun fundraisers Academy partnered with the staff from Children First in order to better understand and help disadvantaged youths while students at Odyssey worked with RiverLink, to learn firsthand of their responsibility toward our area's waterways." All proceeds from the show will benefit this year's Hands of Hope nonprofit partners, and will be divided between Children First and RiverLink. Children First is a local nonprofit dedicated to improving "the lives of children, youth and their families through community collaboration, advocacy and programs," as stated on childrenfirstbc. org; RiverLink is a "regional nonprofit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to work, live and play," as stated on riverlink.org. Come dance and sing along at Jonas' all-ages show and support the handson education and outreach offered by the annual Hands of Hope service project. benefitscalendar Calendar for MarCh 23 - 31, 2011 Asheville Idiotarod � SU (3/27), 2pm - The third annual Asheville Idiotarod will be held. Here's what it's all about: "one shopping cart, five runners and canned food for MANNA equals one huge bag of awesome." The 5K shopping-cart race benefits MANNA FoodBank. Info: www.idiotarod.com. A Celebration of Mountain Traditions � SA (3/26), 7pm - This fundraising concert, benefiting Shindig on the Green (a summer-time celebration of traditional and old-time string bands and bluegrass), will be held at the Colonial Theatre in downtown Canton. The concert features performances by Whitewater Bluegrass Company, Runners of the Green Laurel and the Green Valley Cloggers. $20/$10 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2352760. Info: www.folkheritage.org or 258-6101, ext. 345. ArtSpace Charter School Productions ArtSpace Charter School is a K-8 public charter school located at 2030 US Highway. 70 in Swannanoa. Info: 298-2787 or www.artspacecharter. org. � FR (3/25), 6pm - The "Empty Bowls" event will raise money for hungry families in WNC. Last year's event provided over 3,000 meals for area residents in need. The menu will include soups from around the world with bread and salad. $25 per family/$10 for adults/$5 for children under 10. Info and tickets: 289-2787. Asheville West Rotary Club � TH (3/31), 3:45pm - A basketball battle will be held between the faculty of Erwin and Enka High Schools at the Erwin High School gymnasium. The event is sponsored by the Asheville West Rotary Club and all proceeds benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund. Info: email@example.com or 665-8273. Call for Our VOICE Survivors Art Show Our VOICE, the Rape Crisis Center for Buncombe County, will host its annual Survivors Art Show in April. All artists who have been affected by sexual violence, and/or want to support the services of Our VOICE, are invited to donate artwork to raise money via a silent auction at the event. Info: 2520562 or www.ourvoicenc.org. � FR (3/25) - Deadline for submissions. There is a two piece limit per artist. Carpenter's Heart A faith-based nonprofit whose goal is to build relationships, just as Christ did. The organization works in Buncombe County, in any area of need (wheel chair ramps, back-toschool ministries and much more). Info: www.carpentersheart.org. � SA (3/26), 9am - 5K and 1-mile fun run at Carrier Park in Asheville. Proceeds will benefit an orphanage in Honduras. $25. Free shirt to the first 125 5K registrants. Info & registration: www.carpentersheart.org. Cupcakes for Cures � SA (3/26) - Professional and amateur bakers will face off to claim the title of Best Cupcake. The event will be held at The Grove Park Inn. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: cupcakesforcures.com. Hands of Hope � SU (3/27), 2:30-4:30pm - This family concert, featuring nationallyrecognized entertainer Billy Jonas, marks the culmination of this year's "Hands of Hope" project, a fourmonth service learning project with the staff and students of Maccabi Academy and Odyseey School. $15/$10 children under 10. All proceeds benefit Children First and RiverLink. Tickets: 225-5851 or www.theorangepeel.net. Henderson County Habitat for Humanity � SA (3/26), 5-7pm - Benefit concert featuring live music by the University of South Carolina's Upstate Gospel Choir. $10. Held at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall. Tickets: 694-0340. Pardee Apple Festival 8K & Mini Moo Mile � SA (9/3), 8-10am - Early registration is currently open for both events, which will begin at Pardee Hospital, 800 North Justice St., in Hendersonville. Awards will be based on standard age groups and male/ female overall. Proceeds will benefit the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce's programs to promote healthful workplaces and business support/workforce development. $28 before Aug. 30/ $35 day of/$10 for Mini-Moo Mile. Info and registration: http://bit.ly/hx4Kdr. St. Mark's Lutheran Church Located at 10 N. Liberty St., Asheville. Info: 273-5420 or http://stmarkslutheran.net/thisMonth.pdf. � SA (3/27), 2:30pm - A benefit concert for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. All free-will offerings benefit the Thrivent Builds House. Singers and musicians from Lutheran Churches will perform and Dr. Vance Reese will direct the Asheville Holistic Opera Group in a special musical and comedic opera. The Freedom Ball: A Fundraiser for NC Death Row Exoneree Edward Chapman � TH (3/31), 7pm - The third annual Freedom Ball and fundraiser for N.C. death row exoneree Edward Chapman will feature live music by David LaMotte, Skinny Legs & All, The Krektones and Kinjah. Held at the Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. Chapman is now celebrating his third year of freedom, after more than thirteen years on North Carolina's death row for crimes he did not commit. $10 student/$15/$25. Tickets: braveulysses. com/tickets. Info: 232-5800. Warm Up the Winter Fundraiser � FR (3/25), 6-10pm - Ol' Hoopty, The Screamers and Joedan & Hank will perform at the Eye Scream Parlour, 2064 U.S. 70, to raise funds for needy families in Swannanoa. A pasta dinner will be available by donation. Presented by the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program. Info: www.swannanoapride.org. Wells 4 Wells � TH (3/24) - A special happy-hour drink special will be hosted at Brixx, 30 Town Square Blvd. #140, in Asheville, as part of a nationwide campaign to raise funds to build a well at a school in Sub-Saharan Africa. Presented by the Drop In the Bucket charity organization, which strives to bring clean water to developing nations. Info: www.dropinthebucket.org or www.wells4wells.com. Auditions & Call to Artists Artists Needed! (pd.) Stingy Jack's Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival is looking for a few artists to help create carved art installations for our 2011 event. For details, call Jeannine at 400-2088. www. stingyjackspumpkinpatch. com Asheville Art in the Park A local arts market held at Pack Square Park, 1 W. Pack Square, downtown Asheville. Offerings will include glass, ceramics, woodworks, metal arts and fabric arts. Partial proceeds from the market benefit a local art nonprofit. Info: www. AshevilleArtinthePark.com. � Interested in becoming an Art-in-the-Park vendor? Info: More benefITS eVenTS onlIne Calendar deadlIne The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)2511333, ext. 365 Check out the Benefits Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 31. Calendar deadlIne The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 57 Solutions for the Next Generation Build your road once... Build it right! FREE Consultations V & V Land Management & Resource Recovery LLC TN: 423-721-6077 � NC: 828-777-6637 wellness A growing hunger by David Forbes A study released this month by the Washington, D.C.-based Food Research and Action Center identified the Asheville metropolitan statistical area as the seventh worst in the country in terms of people's basic ability to put food on the table. In the Asheville metro (comprising Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison counties), 23.9 percent of the people surveyed struggled to feed themselves and their families at some point last year, the study concluded. And though Asheville's unemployment rate has fallen, its rate of food hardship has risen significantly since 2009, when it stood at 17.1 percent. "What it shows is that, in 2010, the wave of food hardship that crested in late 2008 was still very high and is receding with a slowness that has terrible consequences for America's people," the introduction states. "Families' struggle to afford necessities follows closely on their employment status and wages -- and the most basic necessity is food. The data in this report show that food hardship -- the lack of money to buy food that families need -- continued to be a serious national problem National study spotlights Asheville area's food crisis www.voglerllc.com March 27th, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Fee: $125 - 6 CE Hours for Massage Therapists Increase Your Reiki I Abilities Reiki II Training Pre-Registration Required - Call for more info West Asheville Massage & Healing is approved by the NCBTMB as an Approved Provider. NCBTMB Provider # 451065-09. 602-A Haywood Rd. � 828-423-3978 � westashevillemassage.com West Asheville Massage and Healing Arts Trucking: a tyson foods truck delivers 29,000 lbs. of boneless chicken breasts as part of a charitable effort in conjunction with ingles supermarkets and Manna food bank. the move came after a recent study showed the asheville metro area is seventh worst in the nation for food hardship. Photo courtesy of Manna food bank Gift Certificates Available � Couples Massage $129 in 2010." Based on data from a Gallup Poll involving hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, the study defined "food hardship" by asking participants, "Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?" That information, paired with the results of a separate hunger survey conducted by the Action Center and Tyson Foods as part of a charitable effort, prompted a March 15 donation of 29,000 lbs. of boneless chicken to the Asheville-based MANNA FoodBank, in partnership with Ingles Markets. "We will distribute that to our 255 partner agencies across 16 counties," MANNA spokesperson Joshua Stack explains. "We go from Cherokee to Avery, Madison to Polk and everywhere in between; it's going to be around 22,000 meals." Asheville wasn't the only metro area in the state to make the hunger list: Winston-Salem and Greensboro/High Point ranked third and fourth, respectively. Tyson is also assisting food banks in those areas, as part of a broader plan to donate 1 million pounds of chicken nationwide during March. "Ever since the economy took a severe downturn, we've seen the need spike," notes Stack. "There's not been much of an abatement in folks seeking food assistance. This study is a validation of what our agency has been seeing for a while." The problem, he says, is seen all across North Carolina. "It used to be that folks could make a living farming or that they were going to work in a textile or furniture mill. Now, those options aren't there, so people are making very difficult choices. Food hardship is different than hunger: These are folks who are [either] going to buy groceries or put gas in their car." Asheville more typically draws attention via high rankings in national (and even international) lists of the best places to visit, start a business, retire or drink beer. In fact, however, the Asheville metro is one of the worst in the country in terms of credit-card debt, according to a study by the credit bureau Equifax, and the poverty rate is also above state and national averages. Since the economic downturn began in 2008, Buncombe County's expenditures on food assistance have tripled. According to the Action Center/Tyson survey, most people see hunger as a national rather than a local problem. And even at the local level, notes Stack, "People think the face of hunger is not something that is familiar to them -- it's the guy on Biltmore Avenue who's hitting you up for spare change. In actuality, it's all around you: One in six of our neighbors seeks food assistance in the course of a single year." Accordingly, Stack urges area residents to volunteer in the "work of ending hunger" and advocate against cuts for food assistance, "which is crucial as a stabilizing tool." "The need is not going to get any better until the economy improves and creates jobs these folks have access to," he stresses. "Until then, we need people to become united behind the work of dealing with this. These numbers are compelling, and it needs to be spread far and wide. This is the land of milk and honey in many ways, but the hills and the rural region [are often a hard place] to pay the bills." X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 58 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 59 wellnesscalendar Calendar for MarCh 23 - 31, 2011 Eating Right for Good Health presented by Health Programs "Love Your Liver: Spring and the Wood Element" New Online Class (pd.) Starting April 2 with herbal mentor, Thea Summer Deer � $75 for 12 week class including 4 interactive webinars. � Free Introductory Webinar for this class series, Saturday, March 26, 10am. � Information/registration visit www.TheaSummerDeer.com A Weekend of Awareness and Open House (pd.) Friday, April 1, 7pm-9pm and Saturday, April 2, 9:30am-4pm. � Public invited. � Free event. Hosted by Maitri Center for Women, 41 Clayton Street, Asheville. � Presentations to promote Mind/Body/Spirit Health. � Chair massage. Arrive early for seating. (828) 772-5315. See schedule www.MaitriCenterforWomen.org Aromatherapy Workshop (pd.) Gain new skills. � Aromatherapy Level I workshop with Dr. Joie Power. � Massage Therapy NCBTMB Approved Provider 15 CE hours � Next Asheville 2-day workshop: May 21-22. $345.00. (828) 835-2231. www.Aromatherapy-School.com Compassion Focused Therapy (pd.) This being "human" is difficult. We find ourselves being hard on ourselves, driven to perfection, pushing harder or giving up. We become wired for stress, depression, anxiety, codependency, alcohol and drug problems, overeating, etc. � Learn effective mindful self-compassion skills to respond differently to your suffering, feelings of inadequacies and self-judgments. Individual and group sessions. Denise Kelley, MA, LPC; Call 231-2107 or email: email@example.com Feldenkrais/Anat Baniel Method (pd.) Reduce Tension � Alleviate Pain � Improve Flexibility and Posture. � Group Class Mondays 7:45pm - First Time is Free, Downtown Asheville. � Private sessions by appointment, East Asheville. 299-8490. integrativemovement.com New! West Asheville Pilates Class (pd.) All ages/abilities welcome. Certified instructor, 15 years experience. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. $15, or 5 for $65. Francine Delaney New School for Children, 119 Brevard Road. RSVP: 225-3786. www. FormFitnessFunction.com Park Ridge Health (pd.) Free Health Screenings with the Park Ridge Health WOW Van: Free Cholesterol Screenings: Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight. � Friday, March 25 (8-11am) Hair Gallery, 1038 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville. � Sunday, March 27 (9-11am), Hill Street Baptist Church, 135 Hill Street, Asheville. � Thursday, March 31 (8-11am) 1st Presbyterian Church 399 N. Grove St., Hendersonville. � Free Vision Screening for Adults and Children: Vision Screenings are for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, color acuity and macular degeneration. � Monday, March 28 (2-5pm) Pat's Hair Design, 321 White St., Hendersonville. � Free EKG and Blood Pressure: Saturday, March 26 (10am-1pm) Wal-Mart, 50 Highland Square Drive, Hendersonville. Community Events Poison Prevention Week: Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Event and Free Adult Flu Shots: March 25, 9am-3pm: Fletcher Valley Natural Foods Parking Lot (Across from Park Ridge Health entrance ,�� Naples Rd.) Join Park Ridge Health in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week by cleaning out your medicine cabinet. The community is encouraged to drop-off all expired and unwanted medications for safe and environmentally-friendly disposal. A community drop-off location will be located in the Fletcher Valley Natural Food Store parking lot, directly across from the Park Ridge Health entrance on Naples Rd. in Fletcher. At the same location and time, Park Ridge Health will be offering free adult flu shots to all interested participants. Perimeter Paranoia � Don't Miss The Middle How many times have you said or heard things like "ONLY shop Leah McGrath, RD, LDN the PERIMETER of the store" or Corporate Dietitian, "the BEST foods are around the Ingles Markets PERIMETER of the store"? This is a tired old cliche and if you are a consumer this may not be a good or accurate message to live by. Why? 1. Do you really think supermarkets haven't figured out that dietitians or other people who like to preach nutrition have been saying this and changed the design of their stores accordingly? On the perimeter of most of our Ingles stores we have: cake, sausage, bacon, lunch meats, soda, beer, wine and videos....in addition to fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy. 2. There ARE healthy, nutritious and economical items in the center of the store like beans, whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, buckwheat, whole wheat pasta) and canned & jarred tomato products (good source of lycopene!), canned and frozen salmon, tuna, frozen fruits and vegetables. 3. "Shop the perimeter" ignores the economical side of shopping. Some cannot afford or don't want to buy everything fresh. Advanced technology enables growers/manufacturers to give us excellent quality frozen fruits and vegetables that don't know a season but can provide us with vitamin and minerals throughout the year. The bottom line: Don't fall prey to easy messages that aren't always accurate. Read labels on items throughout the store and pick food based on nutrients, taste and value - not based on a boundary. Leah McGrath: Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/InglesDietitian Work: 800-334-4936 For more information, please call the Fletcher Community Pharmacy at (828) 684-3756. A Chronic Disease Self Management Program � TUESDAYS, 4-6:30pm - Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Take charge of your health during this sixweek workshop for people with chronic health conditions. Caregivers are also welcome. Held at CarePartners Health Services, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Free. Registration required: 251-7438. Boot Camp Classes � SATURDAYS, 8:30am - Using high-intensity interval training, this program was created to burn fat, tone and shape muscles, increase metabolism and drop pounds. Everyone participates at their own level. Free. At O3 Health and Fitness, 554-C Riverside Drive. Info: 2581066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville. Free, but registration and appointments required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.pardeehospital.org or 692-4600. � MO (3/28), 12:30-1:30pm - "Pelvic Prolapse." David Beaty, M.D., with Pardee OB/GYN Associates, will discuss the causes of pelvic prolapse in women and what can be done to correct this condition. Free Cancer Education Classes � WEDNESDAYS through (4/27), 3-5pm - For people with cancer, family and friends. Guest speakers will discuss a different topic each week. Attend one or all classes, held at Cancer Centers of North Carolina, 20 Medical Park Drive in Asheville. Free. Info and registration: 271-6510. Living Healthy with Diabetes � WEDNESDAYS - A six-week self-management diabetes program will be held at MAHEC, 501 Biltmore Ave. The workshop is for people living with diabetes and caregivers. Free. Registration required: 251-7438. National Alliance on Mental Illness Dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, OCD, PTSD and anxiety disorders. Free connection recovery support groups. Info: 505-7353. � SA (3/26), 8:30am-5pm - The Western Regional Conference, featuring an address by keynote speaker Michael Mayer, of Community Resource Alliance, and a panel discussion on "The New Political Environment in 2011: Leveraging the Opportunity," will be held at A-B Tech, 340 Victoria Road, in the Rhododendron Building, rooms 344 and 351. Panelists include Patsy Keever of Buncombe County and Commissioner Ronnie Beale of Macon County. $10 for members/$20 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. Info: 505-7353 or cijp1860@yahoo. com. Operation Medicine Drop � SA (3/26), 11am-3pm - Dispose unused, expired prescription drugs at the CVS Pharmacy on Carl Eller Road in Mars Hill. Info: http://bit.ly/cn6vzH. Parenting Classes at Pardee Hospital All classes are held in the orientation classroom of Pardee Hospital, 800 N. Justice St., in Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required. Info: (866)-790-WELL. � TH (3/31), 6:30-8pm - "Infant CPR and Choking." $10. Red Cross Events & Classes Red Cross holds classes in CPR/First Aid for infants, children and adults; Babysitter Training; Pet First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens; Swimming & Water Safety; and Lifeguarding. All classes held at chapter headquarters, 100 Edgewood Road. To register call 258-3888, ext. 221. Info: www.redcrosswnc.org. : Bloodmobile Drive dates and locations are listed below. Appointment and ID required. � TH (3/24), 2-6:30pm - North Asheville Christian School, 20 Reynolds Mountain Blvd. Info: 645-8053 60 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com wellnesscontinued --- 1:30-6:30pm - Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa. Info: 771-3065. � TH (3/31), 2-6:30pm - Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 2425 Hendersonville Road. Info: 684-0352. "The Way Back" � THURSDAYS (3/31 through 5/26), 5:30-8pm CarePartners presents "The Way Back," a free educational series on aging and recovering from injury or illness. Complimentary dinner provided. Held at 68 Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville. RSVP: 274-9567, ext. 8379 or email@example.com. YWCA Health Seminars & Screenings Free, unless otherwise noted. The YWCA is at 185 S. French Broad Ave. Info: 254-7206 ext. 202. � TU (3/29), 4-7pm - The Wellness Open House will feature free chair massages, health screenings, giveaways and presentations by local health practitioners. Also, the YW will waive the joining fee for anyone who signs up for membership. Info: 254-7206 x 203. � MONDAYS, 8pm - This 12-step meeting welcomes anyone who has a desire to quit using crystal meth. The group meets at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-8729. GriefShare GriefShare features nationally recognized experts in grief-and-recovery support and meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 531 Haywood Road in Asheville. Info: 253-7301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. � SUNDAYS, 3pm - GriefShare group meeting. I Can Cope The American Cancer Society, Cancer Centers of North Carolina and Carepartners host "I Can Cope," a program that gives participants an opportunity to share concerns and ways to cope with the challenge of a cancer diagnosis. Patients, caregivers and family members are invited to attend. Meetings are held at Cancer Centers of North Carolina, located in Regional Medical Park, Asheville. Free. Info: 271-6510. � WE (3/23), 3-5pm - "Keeping Well in Mind and Body," with a CarePartner physical therapist. � WE (3/30), 3-5pm - "Communicating Concerns and Feelings," with Dr. Bruce Schell. Journaling Group � THURSDAYS - Want to better know yourself? The single most essential instrument for nurturing your spirit is a personal journal. Sharing a journal with others can help clarify thoughts, emotions and reactions to certain people or situations. Info: 989-9811. MemoryCaregivers Network Support for caregivers of loved ones who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's. Info: 645-9189 or 230-4143. � 4th TUESDAYS, 1-3pm - Alzheimer's caregivers support group meeting at First Baptist Church, 63 N. Main St., Weaverville. Overeaters Anonymous A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. This 12-step program welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meetings are one hour unless otherwise noted. � THURSDAYS, 6:30 - Hendersonville: O.A. Step Study group at the Cox House, 723 N. Grove St. Info: 3291637. � THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road (S. 25 at Yorkshire). Info: 298-1899. � SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: Carver Parks & Recreation Center, 101 Carver Ave., off Blue Ridge Road. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 6690986. � MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. � MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: (800)580-4761. � TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave., at Ottari. Info: 280-2213. SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) � SATURDAYS, 10-11am - Do you want to stop living out a destructive pattern of sex and love addiction over which you are personally powerless? This 12-step-based recovery program meets at 20 Oak St., Asheville. Info: www.slaafws.org or email@example.com. Stacie's Personal Care Services Private Duty In Home Care and Assistance Serving 9 Counties with offices in Weaverville, Waynesville & Hendersonville. We put the personal back in personal care! Are you concerned about a loved one who lives at home alone or in a facility? If so, the dedicated staff of CNA's and In Home Aides at Stacie's Personal Care Services can ease your mind by providing assistance for just a few hours a week or twenty four hours a day. Our private duty care givers can offer that extra added assurance - whether it is preparing a meal, doing an errand, or assisting with bathing and home management tasks. Weaverville � 10 S. Main St. Unit B 828-484-8440 Waynesville 828-452-6992 A N.C. Licensed Home Care Agency Hendersonville 828-891-2261 1-866-550-9290 � Visit Us at: www.staciespcs.com Support Groups Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info:http://adultchildren. org. � FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave., Asheville.Info: 989-8075. � SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution" meets at The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St., Asheville. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. Al-Anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: 800-286-1326 or www.wnc-alanon.org. � WEDNESDAYS, 5:45pm - Wednesday Women's AlAnon meeting at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. (at Gracelyn Road). Newcomers welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous - N.C. Mountain Central Office � This service center for AA members and groups provides 24-hour phone support for AA meetings in WNC, recovery literature and more. Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri.: 10am-1pm; Tue. & Thur.: 1-4pm. 254-8539 within Buncombe Co. Info: www.ashevilleaa.org. Attention Migraine Sufferers � WEEKLY - All are welcome to attend this new support group. Come learn about the latest treatments and research on migraines. For directions and details: 2776723. Celebrate Recovery Christ-centered, biblically based recovery ministry. Weekly fellowship and support meetings deal with reallife issues, including divorce, co-dependency, anger, control, chemical dependency, sexual addictions, hurtful relationships, eating disorders, depression, and other addictive, compulsive or dysfunctional behaviors. Info: 687-1111. � MONDAYS, 7-9pm - Eye Scream Parlour, 2064 Highway 70 in Swannanoa. Info: 301-3582. � TUESDAYS, 6:15-9pm - Tired of life's hurts, habits and hangups? Meetings are held every Tuesday. Starts with group dinner. Held at Mountain View Church, 2221 North Fork Road in Black Mountain. Nursery available. Info: www.mvc.cc or 298-0430. Co-Dependents Anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. � SATURDAYS, 11am - Meeting at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., in Asheville. The Church entrance and parking is in back. Info: 779-2317 or 299-1666. Crystal Meth Anonymous MORE WELLNESS EVENTS ONLINE Check out the Wellness Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 31. CALENDAR DEADLINE The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 61 Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine 400-hour Herbalist Certification Program May 3 - October 26, Tuesday & Wednesday days Plant Walks � Physiology � Chinese Medicine Clinical Skills � And More! Private consultations with CoreyPine are also available. Blending Chinese Medicine & Western Herbalism roundup by Wade Inganamort YWCA Wellness Open House March 29 "We will be hosting a Wellness Open House on Tuesday, March 29 from 4:00 p.m.�7:00 p.m. Local health practitioners will be present. There will be free chair massages, health screenings, giveaways and more. Also, the YW will waive the joining fee for anyone who signs up for Club W: The YWCA Health & Fitness Center on March 29. Find out more by calling 254-7206, ext. 203. " -- [ywcaofasheville.org] Whooping cough raises concerns in Hendersonville (828) 275-6221 www.blueridgeschool.org CoreyPine Shane, RH Holistic Clinical Herbalist, Director "In February, a local child-care center in Henderson County was affected by cases of whooping cough, according to an official at the Henderson County Health Department. Fifty people were also given preventative measures after the cases were reported, according to Linda Weldon, communicable disease lead nurse at the Health Department. Weldon added that, according to Epinotes, a publication from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2009, the state had 216 cases of whooping cough reported. In 2010, there were 153 cases reported." -- [BlueRidgeNow.com] Yo g a T h e r a p y & Te a c h e r Tr a i n i n g McDowell Hospital recruits telehealth robot named "Otto" "Otto, which was purchased through a grant to the hospital from the state's Department of Health and Human Services, enables physicians from Mission Hospital in Asheville to communicate virtually with McDowell patients. Mission Hospital sees more than 2,000 patient transfers a year, but remote access to Mission physicians through Otto allows patients to receive the care they need while staying closer to home." -- [Becker's Hospital Review] Local VA working to eliminate exam backlog in region "As part of The VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, Charles George VA Medical Center will tackle the growing backlog of Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams during three one-week sessions beginning in March. " -- [Mountain Xpress] B e g i n s Au g. 2 0 1 1 - M AY 2 0 1 2 Love, Teach, Heal with Yoga! 230hr Yoga Therapy & Teacher Training Specializing in the principles and practice of Yoga Therapy Doctor's Day to be celebrated March 31 in Asheville 828.275.4028 | 120 Broadway St. | Black Mountain 28711 "The WNC/ Buncombe County Medical Society (WNC/BCMS) honors and thanks local physicians at a special `Doctor's Day' event on Thursday, March 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the lobby of Mission Hospital. Doctor's Day gives us an opportunity to say thanks to physicians who work tirelessly every day to keep their patients and our community healthy,' notes Miriam Schwarz, CEO and WNC/BCMS. " -- [Ashvegas] Ladies Night Out program offers free health screenings for women "Ladies Night Out, typically held the first Thursday of every month, offers free physicals, mammograms, pap smears, refreshments and health education for uninsured and underinsured women. But according to one of the program's most loyal volunteers, the experience is anything but cold and clinical." -- [Asheville Citizen-Times] Asheville-area health experts offer tips on dietary cleanses "Whether it's a kick-start to a spring weight-loss goal, a fasting regimen in honor of Lent or just a way to detoxify from a day of Mardi Gras indulgences, a cleanse could be the perfect way to eliminate some of the thousands of toxins that most people let into their bodies every day." -- [Asheville Citizen-Times] Coffee drinking linked to reduced stroke risk in women "Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association." -- [centredaily.com] Opinion: Why Gou Ji Berries? "Gou Ji berries have become a health trend in the past few years. [...] Lately I have discovered that several of the natural food stores in Asheville are not able to obtain it for their shelves. But contrary to popular belief, this tonic herb should not be used for general consumption." -- [Bartlett Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine] Send your wellness news to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call News Editor Margaret Williams at 251-1333, ext. 152. New ONliNe Class: "love Your liver" Your online learning CommunitY 62 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com � For individual optimum health and herbal practitioners. www.TheaSummerDeer.com Climb out of town. Road-gripping Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard. Test-drive the 2011 Outback and begin your adventure today. 585 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, nC 28805 � 828-298-9600 � www.pResTigesubARu.Com *Based on 2010 Sales Reports from SOA. mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 63 (other)food -- even termite larvae how one culture's taboo is another culture's treasure by Mackensy Lunsford They account for more than two-thirds of all known earthly organisms. They're protein-rich andvaluedbyculturestheworldover.Butwhile insects fill tacos and tamales in South America, they'remostlythestuffofnightmareshereinthe U.S. Entomophagy,ortheeatingofinsects,isregardedasashock-valueculinaryexploitbysome.It'sa scenefromFear Factor,achallengefromSurvivor. On rare occasions, underground bug-eating dinners are organized by entomophagy enthusiasts. In September of last year, the New York Times featuredaWilliamsburgbugdinnerinthepages ofitsdiningsection,paintingthefeastsasvehicles forpersonaltransformation. And while many see insect-eating as the final threshold of the daring (or disgusting) foodie, other cultures eat them out of necessity. Others simply view them as a plentiful and acceptable food source. In Botswana, sun-dried mopane wormsarerelishedfortheirproteincontent,more than three times that of beef. In Oaxaca, dishes of spiced chapulines (crickets) are as common to MexicansasbowlsofpeanutsaretoAmericans. HugoRamirez,chefandowneroftheAsheville Mexican-Californian restaurant Limones, grew up in Mexico. As a young adult, he moved to Californiatofurthertheculinaryeducationkickstartedbyhisgrandmother,whoserecipesturnup in some of the menu's more traditional Mexican dishes. Ramirezrecentlylookedintoimportingwhole crickets (mostly because Xpress asked him to arrange a chapuline taco-tasting), but has found them difficult to source. Customers should not expect bug tacos to turn up on the menu any timesoon,hesays,butLimonescurrentlyoffersa Maya Margarita for the aspiring entomophagist. The drink is made with Monte de Alban mezcal, tamarindjuice,Cointreau--andachapuline-salt rim. Currently,saysRamirez,hisparentscanlegally bring him the cricket salt from Mexico, since it's consideredapreparedproduct,likeaspice."And that'stheonlywaythatIcangetit,thatI'maware of,"hesays.WhileinsectfarmsdoexistintheU.S., manyoftheinsectsraisedarefarmedinorderto feedpets,andaren'tlabeledforhumanconsumption. In Mexico, there are rules surrounding the harvest of the chapulines, which can be found alreadycookedandpiledhighatmarkets,ascommonasbananasinthegrocerystore. the main dish everything's better with butter Savor the tastiest, traditional Mexican cuisine in Downtown Asheville made with fresh, local ingredients. Try our meat or veggie Burritos, dynamite enchiladas or tasty fish tacos. are NeW at tallgary's CaNtiNa 2 friends bring 2 friends on Tuesdays and all four of you will eat for the price of THree! Um, waiter..? Limones in downtown Asheville serves a margarita with a cricket-salt rim. Photo by JonAthAn WeLch Sorry, Jiminy One complimentary appetizer and entr�e will accompany this special offer. JOiN yOUr FrieNDs FOr (equal or lowest price app and entr�e will be free) $3 appetizers 4-7pm Feat. Tequila of the Week Margaritas & Beer Specials from $3 and Up. NoW opeN TUeSday - SUNday aT 11aM 4 College Street � 828.232.0809 "Not all are edible," he says. "The ones they haveinMexico,theygoandgetthemintheforest Whetheryouwanttoacceptitornot,it'snearly incertainareasandbringthemtothecity.Most ofthemcomefromOaxacaandareshippedtothe impossible to completely erase insects from the human diet. In fact, the USDA allows a certain restofthecountry." amountofinsectfragmentsinmostfoodproducts -- wheat flour, for example, can contain around Ramirezsaysthatabouthalfofthecustomers 150insectfragmentsper100gramsbeforeitisconwhoordertheMayaMargaritarequestitwithout sideredtobecontaminated.Asapointofcomparithe crickets. He leaves it up to the waitstaff to son,inChina,bugsarenotcontaminants,butpart explain what chapuline salt means in the first ofthemaindish--silkwormpupaeisroutinely place,sinceit'snotdescribedonthemenu."Not wok-fried;scorpionsoupisadelicacy. many people know what it really is, but I think Asheville's Alan Muskat, best known for his that they like the flavor of the drink. Some cus- wild-mushroom-gathering skills, doesn't view tomersareOKwithit,andsomejustaren't."It's edible insects as a nuisance. "I'm trying to eat rathereasytoseewhysomewouldbesqueamish; local and harvest wild," says the Princeton-eduthoughthedrinkismorethanpalatable,chapuline cated Muskat, who's been known to lean out of legfragmentsareclearlyvisibleontherimofthe hisbedroomwindowtoharvesttentcaterpillars. glass. Andwhatwasthatlike?Gooeyandfurry,hesays. Ramirezisalsopersonallyinterestedinsourc- "Youwouldthinkitwouldbenasty,butit'snot." ingwholecrickets,hesays,andnotfortheshock Muskatjustsohappenstohaveajaroftermitelarfactor.Whenproperlyroasted,"ittastestomelike vaeandantsinhisfreezeronthedayIvisit.Why shrimpshells,"hesays."Theflavorisgood."Also, doesheholdontosuchthings?"Anythingthat's he says, chapulines are versatile. "Literally you edibleIwanttotry,"hesays. can make anything you want with them," says I'm offered a taste of the termite larvae, and I Ramirez,whosaysthathe'sseencricketsserved begin to get nervous only when Muskat lifts the with mol�, with beef and -- a dish that would jar of frozen worms to his nose, inhales deeply likely never fly on this side of the border -- in and makes an odd face. "What a strange smell," tamalespepperedwithagaveworms. hesays. Termite tasting Waiter, there's a bug in my drink 64 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com hefeelsthatpeopleshouldgetovertheiraversion toinsects."Yourfirstresponsibilityistoyourself," hesays."Whenyousay,`getoverit'tosomebody, itdoesn'treallywork." Whenitcomestofoodtaboos,Muskatsays,our personalmemoriesandassociationsrundeep,and canbehardtoovercome--and,ifeatinganinsect isn't going to save you from certain starvation, there'snotnecessarilyanyreasontodoit."WhenI startedgettingusedtoeatingrawmeatandblood, Ididn'tpushmyself,really,"hesays."That'swhat causestrauma." So, that's why children in Indonesia gleefully scoopupsagopalmgrubs,whileAmericanchildren (mostly) squeal in fear. "They're foreign to us, and it's how we depict them," says Muskat. "LookatthemovieAlien--themonsterslooklike insects." Whenitcomesdowntoit,hesays,it'sallabout our conditioning. Some cultures regard eating cows as disgusting. Others see eating horse as beingwrongonalmostamorallevel.Thatdoesn't stopitfromhappening."Whatmakessomething disgusting?" he asks. "What makes something wrongmorally?Thatlinecanoftenoverlap,and theybothultimatelycomedowntowhatissafe. Whatisgoingtohurtmeorsomeoneelse?That's allthatmatters." And often, in our culture, some of the most plentifulfoodsareoftenignored.Taketheprolific --andveryedible--dandelion,forexample. "Whatiscommonisdisparaged,"saysMuskat. "We take for granted what's there. And refinementiswhatpeopleoftenwant."Heciteswhite flour and rice as examples of natural foods that have been refined or whitewashed by our food culture."Butnow,ironically,youenduppaying moreforwholefoods,likeunpolishedrice." Bugs,saysMuskat,alsoremindusofourvulnerability. "They represent something that can slipthroughthecracks,inthewallsthatwebuild aroundourselves,andinvadeourspace." And challenging those deep-seated reactions mayseemtoomuchofanefforttomakeforlunch, but those boundaries seem to weaken little by little. After munching on termites, finding a few Indianmealmothsinmyjarofarborioricedidn't bothermesomuch.X Talking taboos WEDNESDAYS: KARAOKE 9-2AM w/ SOUND EXTREME Wild man: Alan Muskat in his kitchen where he cooks a bevy of wild-gathered foods, including the sauce pan of buttered termite larvae that he's holding. Photo by MAckensy Lunsford T H U R S D AY S : 60� BONELESS WINGS T U E S D AY S : 45� WINGS A L L - D AY You're Home Court Advantage for Itriedtheantsonapreviousvisit.Muskat,at the time, was trying to convince me to eat lamb heart -- raw. The ants were a fine compromise. They'rerathertartandacidic,similartotheflavor of sumac, a purple-tinged spice used in Middle Easterncuisinetoaddalemonytastetofood.But termitelarvae? "Thesewouldprobablytastebetterfried,"says Muskat,trailingoffashediscoversandremoves adoodlebugfromthejaroffrozentermitegrubs. "I'm not going to try to fool you, I don't have a rather long track record with these things, so I don't know what to do with them." Not exactly comfortingtalk. Muskat's heart is in the right place when he assumesthateverythingisbetterwithbutter,and friesthetermitelarvaeinapatortwo.Despitehis efforts,it'shardtoclaimthatthetermiteswould make a suitable meal -- I likened their flavor to green wood with something oddly chemical on thefinish.They'rerathertannicand,frankly,not very good. Maybe it's what they had for lunch -- though it couldn't have been much stranger than what I was having. It wasn't helpful that I lookedatthemunderamagnifyingglassfirst. Muskat's shelves are lined with books about eatingwild.Butnothingreallyseemswildabout theblackwalnutsfromtheyardsittingonthetable nexttoajaroffruitleatherwhentherearetermite nymphsonthecuttingboard.Wetalkabouthow egg yolks from free-range chickens that feast on grubsarebrightyellow-orangefromantioxidants and good fats. What is it with this aversion to insectswhentheycanbeahealthy--andmany saydelicious--snack? Bug-eating is simply not a part of our culture yet,hesays,evenwiththeriseofwildfoodgatheringanddaringfoodies."There'snofieldguideto edibleinsects.It'sverysadthatthere'sverylittle infoaboutit,"hesays."Therearefieldguidesto insects in general and anthropological lists with Latin names of insects that people used to eat." WhichiswhyMuskatissomewhatofapioneer, harvestingallsortsofcreepycrawlieswithwhich toexperiment. Thistalkofeatingcaterpillarsandsuchstirsup Mackensy Lunsford can be reached at food@ abitofanunbidden,visceralreactioninme--not mountainx.com to mention the experience of eating the termite larvae,whichI'dhopedtoenjoy.IaskMuskatif The stuff of nightmares MARCH MADNESS 4 Tunnel Rd. Asheville BuffaloWildWings.com 251-7384 Downtown 122 College Street Asheville, North Carolina NOW OPEN! "Italian Comfort Food" Ama Ci� Che Mangi Love What You Eat mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 65 New York StYle Pizzeria Serving the Asheville Area Since 1977 Frank's Roman Pizza -- DiNe-iN ONlY -- Dine in only. Can not be combined with any other offer. Exp. 3/30/11 by mackensy lunsford send food news to firstname.lastname@example.org smallbites $4 OFF ANY Size PizzA 35� Wings Every Tues. Open 7 Days a week � Visa, MastercarD & aMerican express accepteD DeliVery charge $1.39/1.89 � Min. $10 OrDer fOr DeliVery The Market Place revamps itself TheMarketPlace,a30-yearplusdowntowninstitution,will reopenonTuesday,April5, afteramakeovertoupdateboth thelookandfeelofthevenue. "Anybusinessgoesthrough evolutions,"sayschefandowner WilliamDissen,whotookover TheMarketPlacefromMark Rosensteinin2009."Whatbettertimetodoitthanrightwhen springstarts?We'reafarm-totablerestauranttryingtohavea newbeginningasspringstarts." Dissen is updating the restaurant with the help of local green builder Elm Construction, local architect Luke Perry and designer and furniture-maker Clint Brown. "We're going to have more of a `rustic-refined' feel," he says. "There will be a lot more wood, stone,kindofamorenaturalfeel, and to me that's what a farm-totablerestaurantshouldexude."To that end, all of the white tablecloths are gone, and the tables are now exposed to reveal locally crafted wood tops. New bamboo flooring is being installed, as is LEDlighting. A new, larger, poured-concrete barmaybethebiggestchange.It's located near the front of the restaurant, where there's more room for gathering than at the old bar. (Taking down several walls also helped open up the space.) The newplacementhelpstorevealthe change in focus for The Market Place. Dissen says that he hopes toofferamoreapproachableenvironment, with entertainment on weekend nights and lower prices onthemenu. "The bar menu is where we're trying to become a little bit more approachableandhavealaid-back atmosphere," he says. Bar snacks and sandwiches, small and large plates and a rotating selection of local beers on tap are among the newofferings.Expecttoseecasual dishes like smoked-chicken egg rolls and Benton's prosciutto mac andcheese. "The Market Place has always been known as a formal place to goouttoeat,aplacewithhigh-end food and great products -- a special-occasion-only kind of spot," Dissen says. "It might be hard to Visit us at www.franksromanpizza.com 90 south tunnel rd. (Across from Walgreens) asheVille 298-5855 west asheVille 667-0225 339 sardis rd. (Near Biltmore Lake) FAMILY FRIENDLY - CHILDREN'S MENU AVAILABLE Buy Any Sandwich & Fountain Drink between 3pm - 10pm & Get a Sandwich of Equal or Lesser Value 50% OFF Must present this coupon at time of ordering. Coupon is valid only during the hours of 3pm - 10pm any day of the week. (Coupon expires 04/09/11) � We make our own bread, bagels, pastries and desserts and some meats and cheeses too � We can cater any style menu, on or off premises � Special order kosher foods � Free parking in back - Outdoor Seating Coming Soon Hours: Mon - Thurs 7am - 11pm � Fri 7am - 1am � Sat 10am - 1am � Sun 10am - 11pm 625 Haywood Road � West Asheville � (828) 575-2055 Go fish: William dissen, owner of the Market Place, is one of the celebrity chefs selected by the Monterey bay Aquarium for their cooking for solutions event in May. to learn more, visit cookingforsolutions.org. Photo by MichAeL MuLLer CALL NOW TO LOCK IN WITH OUR E A R LY B I R D A D V E R T I S I N G R AT E S ! 828-251-1333 email@example.com 66 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com changethatperception,butthat'swhatwe'retryingtodo." The restaurant will still offer the same world-class fare it has before, just scaled down some, Dissen says. The tone of themenuwillalsobeabitlessformal."Wedowantpeople tostillbeabletocomeinandhaveagreatdiningexperience, butwestillwantthemtobeabletocomeinandhavefun,"he says."Especiallyinthisrecession,peoplearelookingtohave mini-vacationswhentheygoouttoeat.Therealfocusofthis innovation,however,isgoingtobeonthebararea." Dissen says that the bar will host DJs and laid-back live musicthatwillwindupasregulardinnerserviceiswinding down."I'mgoingtotrytobreakthemoldoftheregularbeer barhereinAsheville,"hesays."Iwantaplacewherepeople can hang out, enjoy some music, some great mixology-style drinksandhaveagoodtime." Partofprovidingagoodtime,saysDissen,ismakingsure that diners are able to leave The Market Place both satisfied and with money left in their pockets. "It's important to knowwhatthepeoplewantandwhattheywanttospend," he says. "You own a restaurant because you love making peoplehappy,andfortheloveofgreatfoodandhavingfun. Peoplearen'thavingfunnowadaysifthey'respending$300 ondinner.Wefeelthatourfood,pricingandtheideaofour NOW HIDING OUT IN WEST ASHEVILLE (in Burgermeister Plaza) Contemporary Latin Fusion Scratch Made Daily! www.bandidosburritosasheville.com 697 E. Haywood Rd. � Open Tues. - Sat. 11:30am - 9pm 255-8681 In good taste: one of the featured dishes from the culinary competition at last year's M�lange of the Mountains in Waynesville -- chocolate-hazelnut sponge cake with bacon ice cream, by harrah's cherokee casino. Photo courtesy of the hAyWood county chAMber of coMMerce Freshly prepared, authentic recipes Visit us online & see our menu: www.IndiaGardenOnline.com restaurantshouldnotbeoverwhelming." Starting in May, The Market Place will also offer lunch for the first time. Lunch items will beontheeconomicalsideaswell.Ofparticular interestistheCuban,withlocalpork,Benton's ham, Lusty Monk mustard and provolone on housemadeciabattabreadfor$8.Learnmoreat marketplace-restaurant.com. On Saturday, March 26, get into the spring of things with the Appalachian Sustainable AgricultureProject's"MeettheFarmers"event(2 until6p.m.)attheAshevilleBrewingCompany on Coxe Avenue, immediately followed by a performancebyRedJuneatHighlandBrewing Company in East Asheville (12 Old Charlotte Highway)from6until8p.m. ASAP'seventisanopportunitytomeetfarmers face to face, learn about their farm share programsandsampleCSAproductsandother farm-freshfare.Formoreinformationaboutthe fair,includingalistofparticipatingfarms,visit asapconnections.org/csafair.html. The Red June event is an opportunity to cut loose with an Asheville-based acoustic Americana band, drink some of Highland's brewsandgivebacktoASAP.How?RedJune (namedafteranheirloomapplevariety)donates $1oftheirCDsalesateachliveshowtoASAP. It's part of the band's Homegrown tour, the focusofwhichistohighlighttheimportanceof localagriculture. "The tour has been going really well so far, and folks have been really responsive to our message,"saysfiddlerNatalyaWeinstein."We had a great crew of farmers out at our Jack of theWoodshowinJanuary.Werecentlyplayed ahouseconcertinNashville,andthehostsmade appetizers and lasagna with ingredients from localfarmsandmarkets."Formoreinformation, visitredjunemusic.com. Springing into CSA season Club,onceaMasonicLodge.Theeventisinits seventh year, and features food from various WNCrestaurantsandvendors,beerandwine. A culinary competition with edible entries rangingfromsouptoseafoodtodessertwillalso befeatured,withMichaelFahey,WNCCulinary AssociationPresident,actingasleadjudge."The refinement of the culinary arts in our region is why cuisine in Western North Carolina is current and delicious," says Fahey. "M�lange of theMountainsgivesthetalentedchefsofWNC agreatvenuetosharetheircreations." Ticketsare$35forChambermembersand$40 for non-members. The Chamber will also have VIPticketupgradesavailablethatincludemezzanineseating,hoststaffandchinadinnerware. For tickets and information, visit haywoodnc.com. On Tuesday, March 29, Weinhaus hosts a wine dinner at Kathmandu Caf�, a downtown Asheville restaurant that features Himalayan fare. "It is always an exciting challenge to pair wine with exotic cuisine," says Weinhaus' Pat Gill.Dinnerstartsat7p.m.,andthecostis$45, including tax and gratuity. Call the Weinhaus at 254-6453 to make reservations. For more information about Kathmandu, visit kathmanducafeasheville.com. OnSunday,March27,at5p.m.,Sant�hosts Girls Gone Wino. The theme is understanding the"nose"partoftastingwine.SaysthedescriptiononSant�'swebsite:"Cherryorberry?Damp forestfloorormushrooms?Andwhatthehellis a gooseberry and what does it smell like anyway?Signupandfindout!"Formoreinformation,visitsantewinebar.com. 5 Walnut wine bar offers a $5 wine special everyday.AndeveryThursday,from5until7 p.m., the bar hosts a free wine tasting. Sunday seesanever-changingrotationof$5cavadrinks. For more information about 5 Walnut, visit 5walnut.com.X Open 7 Days Amazing Lunch Buffet Full Bar / Import Beer from India (Overlook Village across from Best Buy) 156 S. Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC What's going on in the wine world 828-298-5001 Th e in Ha th pp e ie Un s iv t P er la se ce From Tots to Tacos to Tuna Tataki 67 Local, Micro & Domestic Beers To Choose From! SUN: $3 Well Hi-Balls MON: $5 Pain Killers TUES: $2.50 Pints WED: $4 Letter J Liquors THUR: $3 Micro & Import Bottles FRI: $5 Jager Bombs SAT: $5 Tiki Bombs D NE D OW E Y AT LL ER CA OP LO & TheHaywoodCountyChamberofCommerce hostsitsM�lange of the MountainsonThursday, Send your food news and fodder for Small Bites to April7,from5:30until8:30p.m.,attheGateway firstname.lastname@example.org. A m�lange of mountain fare NEW HAPPY HOUR MENU $5 AND UNDER 4-7PM EVERY DAY LATE NIGHT KITCHEN For Catering, Special Events & Reservations Call 828-335-1941 87 Patton Ave. 828-255-TIKI mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 67 eatininseason Spring's fruit and veggies are near Local food lovers, rejoice! by Maggie Cramer It's been a long winter, but a green glow at the end of the tunnel isfinallyvisible."Myasparagusisstartingtowakeup,"saysDanny McConnell of McConnell Farms in Hendersonville. While his exact harvestdateisupintheair(literally;itdependsupontheweather), heestimatesthey'llbereadyaroundthesecondweekofApril.That meansyoucouldpossiblysnagsomespearsfromhimandotherarea growersatthefirsttailgatemarketsoftheseason. WhileMcConnell'sotherearlyspringcrop,strawberries,won'tbe readyuntilmid-May,he'skeepingbusyallthesame."We'reweeding and thinking about the dreaded frost protection," he says. Despite theweatherwaitinggamethateveryfarmerplaysthistimeofyear, McConnellalwaysgetsexcitedfortheseason."That'swhenthefarm looksitsbestandthegreenhousesarefull,"hesays. AmyHamiltongetsexcited,too.Sheandherpartner,GabeNoard, own Appalachian Seeds, Farm and Nursery, where they grow plant starts."There'ssomuchpotentialwiththestarts.Youknowthey're goingtobesodeliciouswhenthey'reolder!" Herexcitementstartedoffasanxietythiswinter,though.Sheand Noard bought the 13-year-old business from the previous owner Chip Hope in February. "We immediately started sowing seeds," says Hamilton. "Had we bought the business just a week later than wedid,wewouldn'thavebeenabletopullitoffthisseason." Spring starts: Gabe noard in the Appalachian seeds, farm and nursery greenhouse with his plant starts. they specialize in heirloom tomatoes, but, "we pretty much grow everything," they say. How does your garden grow? With plant starts, like these kale starts from Appalachian seeds, farm and nursery. find them at earth fare, the hendersonville community co-op, Jesse israel & sons Garden center and b.b. barns. Photos courtesy of AsAP The duo are finishing things up in their greenhouse now, transplanting starts into the containers you'll find for sale at Earth Fare stores, the Hendersonville Community Co-op, Jesse Israel & Sons GardenCenterandB.B.BarnsGardenCenter.Appalachian Seeds is known for their heirloom tomatoes -- both seeds and plants -- but they don't stop there. "We've got greens, broccoli, cabbage and lettuce, plus some more unusual things like purslane, radicchio and endive, as well as all the culinary herbs and flowers and veggies," Hamilton says, noting that it's all 100-percent locally produced. "We're pretty much growing everything; it's basically our variety gardengonewild!" Inadditiontofindingtheirproductsatareagroceriesandnurseries, also look for Appalachian Seeds at the Asheville Herb Festival, 68 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com April29and30attheWNCFarmersMarket. Hamilton'sspecialtyisworkingwithmedicinal herbs, and she says that's a direction they'lltakethecompanyinthefuture. Shoppingforyourstarts?Hamiltonadvisesaskingthegrowerabouttheirsoilmixand fertilization program. "It's just like raising a child,"shesays."Ifyougiveaplantwhatit needsfromthemomentthatseedmakescontactwiththatsoil,it'sgoingtosetthetonefor thatplant'slife--it'llflourish." Hamilton and Noard use a soil mix with a wide range of macro- and micro-nutrients that are organically sourced -- from green sand to worm castings. "A lot of times in big-box stores, a plant will look good, but whenyoutakeithome,it'sadifferentstory," Hamiltonsays,becauseofaheavyuseoffertilizers."Ratherthanfeedingitthatwayfrom thetopdown,wefeeditfromthebottomup, togivetheplantthehealthieststart." Tailgate markets begin opening next month, and vendors will have plant starts, eggs, cheeses, meats and select spring veggies -- McConnell hopes to make it to early marketsandhaveasparagustosell. In Asheville, the West Asheville Tailgate Market (April 12), Asheville City Market (April 16) and North Asheville Tailgate Market (April 16) are some of the first to open. Outside of town, the Madison County Farmers and Artisans Market starts first (April 2), followed by the Weaverville Tailgate Market (April 13) and Haywood's Historic Farmers Market (April 16), just to nameafew. Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is compiling information about market openings. Check the website, asapconnections.org, for start dates. And, findoutwhat'sfreshatmarketsduringopeningweekinASAP'sonlineLocalFoodGuide at buyappalachian.org/search/tailgate_markets. Now is the time to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). As a CSAmember,youpaythefarmerinadvance for "shares" of the season's bounty. Then, you get to enjoy a steady supply of fresh foods, from meats to veggies, straight from thefarmeveryweek. Tohelpyoufindthefarmsharethat'sright for you, ASAP is hosting a free Meet Your FarmerCSAFaironSaturday,March26.Find more information about that in this week's Small Bites. Those unable to attend the fair can browse the more than 90 farms offering CSAsinASAP'sLocalFoodGuideatbuyappalachian.org/search/csa. For more information about the fair visit asapconnections.org/csafair.html. Danny McConnell and McConnell Farms can be reached at 692-2819 or email@example.com. Appalachian Seeds, Farm and Nursery can be reached at 400-7014 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit them online at appalachianseeds.com. X On Your Mark-ets... ...Get Your CSA mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 69 arts&entertainment Gospel of Peter Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy on transcending goth and releasing his ninth solo album by Alli Marshall "I don't feel cynical at all. I feel as vital and validasever,"saysmusicianPeterMurphy. Overtheyearshe'sbeenmanythingstomany people:ThefrontmanforBritishpost-punkband Bauhaus,theharbingerofgothicrock,anunderappreciatedsoloact,aworld-musicmaverick.If hiscareerbeganonalark(accordingtothebook Dark Entries: Bauhaus and Beyond, Murphy was workinginafactoryandwastappedbecausehe hadtherightlook),assoonashepickedupthe mic,heneverlookedback. Part glam, part rock-noir, Bauhaus lasted a merefouryears(withafewsubsequentreunions) butleftanindeliblemarkonmusic.Itinspireda profusion of bands, including Nine Inch Nails, whose frontman, Trent Reznor, has become a regular collaborator with Murphy. Bauhaus is alsocreditedforignitinggoth--themusicand its accompanying look. Though Murphy insists thatgothwasneverhisthing."Iwanttotodeny itimmediatelywhilenotsoundingbitterorunappreciativeornegative,"hesaysofthe"Fatherof Goth"moniker."Butit'sagreatcompliment,so I'mcarefulnottostamponanybody'sthing." Similarly, the darkly haunting Bauhaus song "BelaLegosi'sDead"neatlytiedMurphytothe vampire archetype despite that it was but one songina30-yearcareer.Recently,Murphycapitalizedonthatassociation,landingacameointhe TwilightseriesfilmEclipseandhandilyintroducinghimselftoanewgenerationoflisteners. Of course, it's more than a song. Murphy's info who: Peter Murphy, with Livian where: when: The Orange Peel Tuesday, March 29 (9 p.m. $24/$26. theorangepeel.net) velvet purr alone carries all the drama and intrigue of an interview with Lestat himself; on stage the singer's carved cheekbones, luminous gazeandthenarcoticembraceofhisbaritoneare spellbinding.Threedecadesdoesn'tseemtohave lessened Murphy's affect (Google video footage of him and Reznor performing "Bela Legosi" with TV on the Radio -- Murphy languidly draws from a cigarette and scatters rose petals beforelaunchingintoasearingverse)thoughhe doesseembemusedbythestatusbestowedupon himbyhistory. "I play with my own sense of image as an icon," he says. For instance, the song "Velocity Bird"(whichhe'sbeenplayingonrecenttours)is "inthepersonaltense.I'mtellingpeoplemyown qualities.It'skindoflikeIamacharacter." Ofhislong-awaitedstudioalbum,Ninth,tobe This mortal coil: Peter Murphy eschews (politely) the "father of Goth" title, though he releasedinJune,hesays,"I'vewrittenlikethat. doesn't mind tapping into the dark persona on occasion -- like a recent cameo in Eclipse from the Twilight series. I'vewrittenfrommyself." Thealbum,finishedacoupleofyearsago,has been in limbo while Murphy sought the right label and management. Past solo projects were coloredbyMurphy'slifeinIstanbul,wherehe's beenbasedatleastparttimesince`92.Dust,from 2002, echoes with ambient electronics, pulsing hand drums and nods to Murphy's interest in mysticSufism.Hismostcommerciallysuccessful album, 1990's Deep, marries the most brooding pop melodies with the aching poetry of songs like "A Strange Kind of Love." Ninth, he says, willfollowneithersetoffootprints. Instead, recorded in a repurposed church in Woodstock, N.Y., with producer David Baron, Ninthreferences"earlyBauhausinasense.Not exactly,notbeingtooesoteric,tooeclectic,"says Murphy."Although,naturally,myworkdoesgo thatway."Indeed,spiritualityisafarmoreconsistent exploration in the musician's work than, say,theundead. "Iwriteaboutmypersonalsubconsciousness. Never proselytizing but giving out ideas and notionswithinstories,"hesays."Mylyricshave always had an esoteric quality to them. I don't feel that it's necessary for me to explain those because, rather, like a painting, you shouldn't haveto." OfNinthhedoesrevealthatitwasimportant forhimtoworkwithafullbandand"Iwanted it to sound very guitar-oriented and to have an organic-playedfeelingtoit." Murphy's not a fan of working remotely on an album, even though technology has made that possible. "It's like making love over the telephone,"hesays.Instead,Ninthwasrecorded withalltheplayersinaroom,overthespanof a week. "You can become too overindulgent in whatyou'redoingandmessitup,"saysMurphy. "Ididn'twanttobetoopreciousaboutit." And now he's ready to tour those songs -- though Murphy has often maintained that he'llalsocontinuetoplayfromhisbackcatalog as well. In his words, he wears the mantle of Bauhauswhich(ratherliketheimmortalbeings linkedtoMurphy'simage)"hasalongshelflife. BecauseIthinkit'smorethanjustmusic,there's acharacterbehindit,"hesays."Idofeelthatit's still relevant and I can make it relevant every nightthatIperform."X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@ mountainx.com. ...introducing the brand-new The most efficient desktop computer on the market. This silent design, on average, consumes the same power as a single compact florescent light. GREEN PC A+ Rating from Winner of 2011 Asheville's Chamber's OVER THE TOP Customer Service Award Go to Sassys.com to see Chamber awards and interviews with Sassy's owner Bill Conkis FASTEST MAC & PC REPAIRS Asheville, NC � 828.253.0853 � SASSYS.COM 70 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com 1457 Merrimon Ave. (Just N. of Beaver Lake) arts X music Prama Institute's Wising up Jessica Lea Mayfield turns the tables on love by Dane Smith "Most people don't get solucky,tojustbeborninto their career, bred for it like who: a horse," says Jessica Lea Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mayfield. with Daniel Martin Moore The 21-year-old Ohio where: native isn't exaggerating. The Grey Eagle She'sbeenperformingsince when: theageof8,firstinherparentstouringbluegrassband Sunday, March 27 (8 p.m. and soon after as a solo $10/$12. thegreyeagle.com) singer-songwriter,including abarresidencyatthetender agoof15. At16,theBlackKeys'DanAuerbachdiscoveredMayfield'ssparse, country-leaninghomerecordingsonMySpaceandinvitedherintohis studioinnearbyAkron,Ohio.Thepairhititoffimmediatelyandspent thenexttwoyearscraftingwhatwouldbecomeMayfield'sdebut. Shortly after her 19th birthday, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt was released.Therecordisadarkandmoodycollectionofmostlyacoustic, heartbrokenlovesongs,manyofwhichwerepennedbeforeMayfield wasoldenoughtodrive.Itmadeaninstantsplashand,despiteherage, comparisons to legendary female songwriters like Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris abounded. Pitchfork lauded Mayfield for her plaintivedrawlandlyricalinsightandAsheville-basedmusicmagazine BlurtevennamedBlasphemythe"BestAlbumof2008." Cuttothepresent:It'sadark,drearyTuesday,andMayfieldis"havingtheworstdayever"drivingfromherhomeinOhiotopickupthe bandinNashville.She'sjuststoppedtopickupherthirdsetoftemporarytags(thelasttwogotwetandblewoff),butthistime,she"didn't evenhavetocryornothin',luckily." However irritating, the inconvenience is a minor setback. They're headedtoAustinfortheSouthbySouthwestmusicshowcase,andthis yearMayfieldandCo.areinhighdemand:10showsinfourdays.Her sophomorealbum,Tell Me,wasreleasedinearlyFebruary;onceagain, theyoungsingerisalloverthepagesofmajormusicMagazines. In less than two months, she's become a regular fixture on the pages of Rolling Stone and Spin, been featured in Uncut and American Songwriter,appearedonNPR's All Things Considered,The Late Show with David Letterman and the BBC, and landed a track on iTunes' "SXSW: FeaturedArtists"playlist. Needlesstosay,thereceptiontoTell Mehasbeenwarm. "I'm always surprised," she says. "You'd think I wouldn't be, and mostpeoplethatworkwithmearen'tassurprisedasIam.Butevery time I see a glowing review I'm like, `Oh wow! They really like the record!'Someonewillhavetoremindmethat90percentofpeoplelike therecord." It's easy to see what all the fuss is about. Mayfield's minimalist take on the vulnerable heart has been replaced with an aggressively unapologetic perspective, one that's often downright mean. She sings inaworld-wearytonewithwisdombeyondheryears,evokingasirenlikemagnetism.Withthenewattitudealsocomesfuzzyelectricguitars, drummachines,keys,andpowerfulbackingvocalsthatmakeitclear: Mayfieldisnolongerthevictim. "[Those songs] are about the first fight I ever got in with my first boyfriend,youknow,"shesaysofBlasphemy."I'mkindofdonewith rehashingthesameargumentIhadwithsomedudewhenIwas16.The newrecordismebeinglessnaiveIguess.I'mnotgoingtobeateenager getting my heart broken on every song. It's sort of just me being an assholeforthemostpart." Still, she says, it's hard to escape first impressions. People expect certainthings,andtheytendtointerpretsongstofitthoseideas. "There'salotofsongsaboutmebeinganassholeorsongsthatare with Warren Grossman Energy Healing Retreat info June 24-26, 2011 Full Moon Spiritfest April 19, 2011 7pm-9:30pm Music, poetry, meditation and more! Marshall, NC (828) 649-9408 For more info: www.pramainstitute.org New Visions Marketplace Gently Used Furniture Home D�cor, Gifts & Books 5428 Asheville Hwy 1/2 Mi. S I-26 exit 44 Between Asheville & Hendersonville 828 681-5580 www.newvisionsmarketplace.com ReUse, ReCycle, ReSell! 10 am-6 pm Mon-Sat Asia Spa Acupressure TherApy Routine movement: Mayfield says she needs the structure of touring to "keep me from being a total nutcase." Photo by MichAeL WiLson Nc License# 5283 Now opeN! Off I-26 Exit 40 - Airport Rd. (behind McDonald's) notlovesongs,buttheycomeoffaslovesongs,"Mayfieldobserves."It'sreally weird;I'vebeentryingtoconsciouslynotwritelovesongs.I'vebeenwriting songsaboutmyselfandthestrugglesthatpeoplehavewiththemselves.But peoplethinkthatwhenI'msingingaboutmethatI'msingingaboutaboy.It's reallyfunny." AftertheflurryofdatesatSXSW,Mayfieldwon'tbeheadinghometorest. SheandthebandarebookedthroughtheendofMay,includingamonth-long tourofEurope.Whileshe'sexcitedtogetoutandperformthenewmaterial, Mayfieldsaysbeingontheroadisnotallitscrackeduptobe.Shejustbought ahouselastyear,andsofar,therehasn'tbeentimetomakeitahome. "It'shardforme,becauseitstillhasalotofrenovatingthatneedstoget done,"shesays."Icomehometoahousewhereonewalliswhite,onewall ispink,onewallishalfpink,there'sstillstuffinboxes.InthefourdaysI'm home,thelastthingIwanttodoispaintmyceiling.Icomehometoahouse thatisalittleuncomfortable." Still,shesays,touringhasbecomeastabilizingfactorinherlife. "Ican'tnottravelandplaymusic.I'lllosemymind.Ineedtheroutineand theinsanityalittlebittokeepmebusy.IfIhavetoomuchtimeonmyhands, thenIjustendupdoingstupidstuff.Iendpartyingorgoingtobedadifferent timeeverynightandwakingupatthreeintheafternoondoinganoilpainting inmyunderwearwhilelisteningtoMetallicaataninsanevolume.Ikindof needroutinetokeepmefrombeingatotalnutcase."X Dane Smith can be reached at email@example.com. Mon. - Sat. 7 Days 9am - midnight 828.687.9999 mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 71 soundtrack Doc Aquatic's finely orchestrated chaos by Alli Marshall There's something so buoyant and blithe aboutlocalindie/psychedelicbandDocAquatic that it's pretty near impossible to watch them onstageandnotsmile.Thebandstartedoffits Grey Eagle set, opening for The Baker Family Band,withlotsofbounceandenergy. In fact, the crowd for the opener was sizable -- a little larger than the group that hung around for Austin, Texas-by-way-of-Asheville groupTheBakers.ItwasatestamenttothefollowingDocAquatichasbuiltsincerelocatingto AshevillefromBoonein2009,andtheaudience wasrewardedforitsdevotion. Doc Aquatic's sound, on the Grey Eagle stage, engineered by Mars Fariss, was the best thisreviewerhasheardtodate--andthatcrisp claritymadeallthedifference. ThestandardrocksetupofDocAquatic(J.C. Hayes on vocals and guitar, Adam Grogan on guitar and piano, Charles Gately on bass and vocals and Zack Hayes on drums) can grow muddy when the band launches into its trademark, psychedelic-tinged instrumental breaks. It'sthateffectthatgetslabeled"jam."Butonthe local music reviews Private Classes Available Group Classes April 3, 9am - 5pm Facilitated by Trish Beckman RN, CNM & Holly Mason RN, IBCLC Call (828) 333-0598 for more information The Life Aquatic: Asheville-by-way-of-boone indie-rockers doc Aquatic put on a high-energy performance with a psychedelic spin. Photo by rAuL rubierA GreyEaglestage,witheachinstrumentdifferentiated,DocAquatic'snuancescametolight. "Headin' West" was a tightly crafted work of doubled vocals and turn-on-dime tempo changes,underscoredthroughoutbyasenseof spaceandlightreminiscentofCaliforniacountryrock. Not that anyone could call Doc Aquatic a country-rock act. Its `60s and `70s nods were more Cream than Flying Burrito Brothers. "Rattle Snake Shake" combined soul rhythms with J.C.`s trippy lyrics: "Stars hover down sharp, stung my eyes. They are electric eels in summertime." "Go Ghost" took an appropriately darker turn,turninguptheintensity,themelodyreminiscent of the clang and grind of Pink Floyd's "Money." Gately's bass line was prominent in thesongandyethekepthisplayingsimpleand tasteful,onlyaddingwhatwasneeded. The bass was equally strong on "Sea of Trees,"anewsongslatedfortheband'ssummer release. High, shimmering guitar parts toe the line between structure and abandon, a kind of orchestratedpsychedelia--whichprettymuch sumsuptheband'ssound. Frontman J.C. was a pleasure to watch because,onstage,heconveyedsuchasenseof audacious fun. If his glasses and shawl-collar sweater seem out of character for a rocker, his loose-limbedmovementsandexperimentalguitarpartsarefullyrealized."Run,"anothernew song,showedJ.C.infullform.Themelodywas languidandlayered,thesong'sformulaacombinationofasimplelyric(highlightedbyJ.C.`s apt falsetto) leading into the extended barely controlled chaos of instrumentals. But even as J.C.threwhimselfintoanunabasheddance,the musicisneverlessthantaut. "LostatSea,"anothernewoffering,waseven moreofajuxtapositionofvolatileemotionand controlledburn,withZack'sthree-quartersway on percussion and J.C. singing the anguished refrain,"Ikillmyonlylove,withthepoisonsof themanI'vebecome." Theband'sfinalnumber,"Summertime,"was lushandaptlysummerywithakickdrumopening and washes of descending guitar scales as thebandclusteredaroundZack.Fromthere,the music opened into something primordial and jangly, sprawling into to Steve Miller/"Wild MountainHoney"-esquepsychedeliaasJ.C.hit the verse, "Yes, I believe in summertime, even though it's snowed for days." Gately played thebasswithonehandandhitadrumwithhis other, the song's tightly coiled tension swept overtheaudienceinaperfectlytimedapex.The endofthesetcamealltoosoon.X Learn more at myspace.com/docaquatic. 72 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com theprofiler The Suspect: Corey Smith He began his career playing the country bar circuit in Athens 10 years ago; his sixth and latest release, Keeping Up With the Joneses, produced by Russ-T Cobb (Butch Walker, April Lavigne) is full of radio-ready revelry. As one fan on his website says, "Corey's music captures college in a nutshell: friends, late nights and lasting memories." Can Be Found: The Orange Peel, Friday, March 25. RIYD (Recommended if You Dig): Zac Brown Band, Hootie and the Blowfish. You Should Go If: You put the "Vice" in Service Industry; you've been using daylight saving time as an all-purpose excuse for two weeks and counting; you're on a firstname basis with everyone at Sunglass Hut; longer days give you more time to ... scan in pictures from high school, tag pictures from high school and keep apprised of the relationship status of everyone in your graduating class. by becky upham Deciding which shows you should see, so you don't have to The Suspect: Jonathan Coulton A Yale graduate and a former computer programmer, Coulton says he plays "well-crafted geek folk-pop ... songs about mad scientists, robot armies and self-loathing giant squids." He gained most of his fame via the internet with a free podcast called "Thing a Week" for which he wrote, recorded and published a new song every week for a year. Can Be Found: The Grey Eagle, Friday, March 25. RIYD: Fountains of Wayne, Flight of the Conchords. You Should Go If: You think you're the only guy in town who subscribes to Details, The New Yorker and PC World; Watson losing to that congressman really messed with your worldview; you have to remind people almost daily that it's a satchel, OK? Indiana Jones carried one; longer days give you more time to ... nothing -- you have self-diagnosed perfection paralysis. The descriptions of fan qualities and quirks are intended to be a playful take on what's unique about all of us. The world would be a better place if everyone went out to see more live music. premium liquors � premium mixers organic wines The Suspect: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez This musician/songwriter/producer/actor and film director is part of the prog-rock Grammy-winning group The Mars Volta, and an extremely prolific solo artist as well (he released 10 solo albums in two years.) After seeing Rodriguez-Lopez live, MTV's Iggy blog said "the chemistry was electrifying. If it is a cult, I think I might join." Can Be Found: The Orange Peel, Saturday, March 26. RIYD: Rush, Yes. You Should Go If: Your standard outfit is "waiter in mourning"; your most vivid childhood memories are of eating cheese fondue and watching The Wall with your parents; you double majored in philosophy and industrial engineering; longer days give you more time to ... insinuate yourself into the Pritchard Park chess scene. margaritas The Suspect: The Cave Singers This Seattle group formed in 2007 when former members of Pretty Girls Make Graves, Hint Hint and Cobra High united as one. Pitchfork said this about last month's release "they lend their local folkie scene a welcome dark side, and No Witch is their strongest album yet." Can Be Found: The Grey Eagle, Tuesday, March 29. RIYD: Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons. You Should Go If: You're the one who got a little too rough in the flash-mob pillow fight; you've been preparing your raised bed with unbridled enthusiasm while trying to block out the "killing fields" of past years; longer days give you more time to ... pour over the New Testament and look for a Lent loophole. bottled wine martinis bourbon drinks mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 73 smartbets Part orchestral, part moody jazz-pop, part modern-ambient, Little Tybee is an odd collection of sounds and influences that fall together in wondrous ways. The band, which takesitsnamefromatinyislandoffthecoastoftheirnativeGeorgia,recentlyreleasedits sophomorealbumHumorous to Bees.TheyplaytheGreyEagleonThursday,March24with localbandsSkyLakeandDoItToJulia.8:30p.m.,$7.thegreyeagle.com. Little Tybee Minimalistpopband("post-wave,"ifyouwill)FutureIslandsmaybebasedinBaltimore, but they have an N.C. connection. Members met as students at East Carolina University andafterabriefstintasArtLord&theSelf-Portraits,theyregroupedinthecurrentlineup. Mostrecently,theyreleasedIn Evening AironThrillJockeyrecords.FutureIslandsplays Broadway'sonFriday,March25withThankYou.future-islands.com. Future Islands Club phone numbers are listed in Clubland in the (828) area code unless otherwise stated; more details at www. mountainx.com/clubland. Send your Smart Bet requests in to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by the Monday the week prior to publication. Hop Home to Bear Creek Apartments � Affordable Rates � Patios � Picnic Areas � W/D Connections� Swimming Pools � Playgrounds BearCreek-Apts.com � (828) 258-0623 � Call For Details 74 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com smartbets There's something about the band name The Fleshtones that sounds like you've heard itbefore.Andyoumighthave:25yearsand16albumsintheband,accordingtopress, "wearsthemantleof`world'sbestpartyband'withpride."Theybringtheirself-described "shindiggin'rock"totheAdmiralonThursday,March24.GregCartwrightofReigning Soundopens.10:30p.m.,$13advance/$15dayofshow.theadmiralnc.com. Fleshtones Need help in starting or running your business? Come to our SCORE seminars! Sat., March 26, 8:30 am - noon: Salesmanship All seminars will be held at the AB Tech Enka Campus, Small Business Center - Room 2046 For more information, visit the Asheville SCORE website: www.ashevillescore.org/seminars.htm Your Success. Powered by SCORE Chapter 137 � Asheville 828-271-4786 email@example.com Asheville, NC High Country 828-264-2732 firstname.lastname@example.org Boone, NC mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 75 where to find the clubs � what is playing � listings for venues throughout Western North Carolina CLuBLAND RuLeS �To qualify for a free listing, a venue must be predominately dedicated to the performing arts. Bookstores and caf�s with regular open mics and musical events are also allowed. �To limit confusion, events must be submitted by the venue owner or a representative of that venue. �Events must be submitted in written form by e-mail (email@example.com), fax, snail mail or hand-delivered to the Clubland Editor Dane Smith at 2 Wall St., Room 209, Asheville, NC 28801. Events submitted to other staff members are not assured of inclusion in Clubland. �Clubs must hold at least TWO events per week to qualify for listing space. Any venue that is inactive in Clubland for one month will be removed. �The Clubland Editor reserves the right to edit or exclude events or venues. �Deadline is by noon on Monday for that Wednesday's publication. This is a firm deadline. clubland Open mic Blue Note Grille Jack Of The Wood Pub Westville Pub Old-time jam, 6pm Mo-Daddy's Bar & Grill Jammin' w/ Max & Miles Wild Wing Cafe French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Jazz jam BoBo Gallery Angela Easterling (Americana, folk) Garage at Biltmore Tiny Victories (electronic, pop, dance) w/ Action Team & Monogold Bosco's Sports Zone Soul/jazz jam 1-year anniversary feat: Neil Fountain Olive or Twist Canyon Creek Thu., March 24 Barley's Taproom Spicy Moustache and the Flavor Saviors ("funk-hop," soul, rock) w/ special guests Good Stuff Shag dance & lesson Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar Swing dancing w/ The Firecracker Jazz Band, 7:30pm Orange Peel Alien Music Club Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Gene Peyroux (rock, funk, soul) Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Non-stop rock `n' roll sing-a-long party show, 8pm-1am Fairview Tavern Queens of the Stone Age (rock) w/ The Dough Rollers Red Stag Grill Barrie Howard (one-man-band) Blue Note Grille Little Tybee (pop, indie, rock) w/ Do it to Julia & Sky Lake Grove Park Inn Great Hall Open mic & jam French Broad Chocolate Lounge Robert Thomas (jazz standards, blues) Rendezvous Restaurant & Bar Ellen Trnka (singer-songwriter) BoBo Gallery Lauren LaPointe (indie, folk) Good Stuff Open mic w/ Brian Keith TallGary's Cantina Pierce Edens (country, folk rock, roots) w/ The Great Unknown Craggie Brewing Company Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm Killer B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar Raul Malo (roots, acoustic) Heavenly Spirits Wine Bar Downtown On The Park Open 7 Days (11am - Late) restaurant � bar � patio sports room � events space creative, local cuisine over 30 beers on tap huge selection of WNC craft beers Open mic Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Open mic, 7:30pm The Get Down Open mic, 6-9pm Creatures Cafe Leo Converse (jazz) Horizons at Grove Park Inn Wild Flag (rock, indie) w/ Times New Viking Grove Park Inn Great Hall The Judas Horse (folk, pop, post-punk) w/ Justin Whitlow The Magnetic Field Open mic Diana Wortham Theater Lajos Pagony (piano), 6-10pm Jack Of The Wood Pub Dervish (Celtic) Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar Wed., March 23 5 Walnut Wine Bar Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm Killer B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar Brian Claflin (singer-songwriter) Town Pump Bluegrass jam, 7pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Live music, 8-10pm Athena's Club Open mic w/ David Bryan Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Non-stop rock `n' roll sing-a-long party show, 8pm-1am Emerald Lounge Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe A Place to Bury Strangers (psychedelic, experimental, noise-pop) w/ Hooray for Earth Horizons at Grove Park Inn Back stage: Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun w/ The Critters (rock, psychedelic) Lobster Trap Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits (dance) Vincenzo's Bistro Daryl Hance (Southern rock) Firestorm Cafe and Books Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs") Mike's Side Pocket live music ...never a cover Thur 3/24 [rock/acoustic/inventive] Lajos Pagony (piano), 6-10pm Steve Whiddon (piano, vocals) Tom Tom Magaizine event - "Women in Music" (free lessons, panel discussion) Open mic w/ Greg Terkelsen Aaron LaFalce WestSound [funk n' roll] Fri 3/25 Sat 3/26 [live DJ - dance/baby/dance] DJ Jason tOday the MOOn, tOMOrrOw the sun Thursday, March 24 w/ the Critters Thur . mar . 24 NCAA Tourney Headquarters! 110" Projector - 10 Big Screens *Thirstdays* David Earl americana rocks Fri. mar . 25 w/ Manray Friday, March 25 the BrOnzed ChOrus & The PlowShares Saturday, March 26 SaT. mar . 26 Cusses mariachi mondayS Backstage! PBR Tallboys $2 w/ zOMBie Queen & treatMent Live Mariachi Band $2 Tacos & Mexican Beer Specials O n t h e f r O n t s ta g e SundayS TueSdayS WedneSdayS Red June bluegrass FREE Parking weekdays after 5pm & all weekend (behind us on Marjorie St.) no cover charge (4-8pm) Aaron Price 1pm | Piano Jake Hollifield Piano | 9pm Woody Wood 9pm 20 S. Spruce St. � 225.6944 PacksTavern.com Off Biltmore Ave. in the new Pack Square Park. 76 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com Mo-Daddy's Bar & Grill Grammer School (indie, rock) w/ Railbird & The Rex Complex Olive or Twist Aaron LaFalce (piano) Westville Pub "Ultra Asheville" feat: In Plain Sight, Candace B, Nigel One, Disc-Oh! & Yorgo Emerald Lounge Valorie Miller (Americana, folk) White Horse Ballroom dancing w/ Heather Masterton & The Swing Station Band, 7:30pm Orange Peel The Broadcast (funk, rock, soul) Feed and Seed 2 Seven Sisters Cinema - "Stranger With a Camera" Wild Wing Cafe Miriam Allen Band (fusion, roots) Firestorm Cafe and Books Badfish (Sublime tribute) w/ Scotty Don't & Spiritual Rez Pack's Tavern DJ Paco Aaron LaFalce (acoustic, rock) Pisgah Brewing Company Fri., March 25 Allstars Sports Bar and Grill Mo' Betta Soul feat: Lyric Jones, Joshua Spiceland, Preach Jacobs & Juan Holladay Fred's Speakeasy Onward Soldiers ("moody rock") Purple Onion Cafe Red Room The Sharkadelics (pop, rock), 9:30pm Athena's Club Chris Wilhelm (indie folk, rock) w/ Adrian Hardkor, Ken Wenzel & Alissa Taylor French Broad Brewery Tasting Room WED. 3/23 JAMMIN' W/ MAX & MILES Real New Orleans Po Boys $1 off all Whiskey sultry Carolina-sound w/ a twist www.valoriemiller.com FREE SHOW! $1 off All Vodkas VALORIE MILLER Paul Cataldo (acoustic, folk, roots) Dance Lush w/ DJ Moto Red Stag Grill Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, harmonica, guitar), 8-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Dave Desmelik (Americana, folk, rock) French Broad Chocolate Lounge Music & EvEnts friday, MarCh 25 - 8:30PM - $5 THUR. 3/24 High Gravity Jazz Trio (jazz, soul) Garage at Biltmore Billy Sheeran (piano) Red Step Artworks Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, folk, roots) Blue Note Grille Open mic Johnson's Crossroad (acoustic, Americana, country) BoBo Gallery Psychotropic feat: Goadream, Kri, Medisin, Fuzz, Klaws, Kameleon Poimandres & Gregor Konstantin Good Stuff Big daddy love saTurday, MarCh 26 - 8:30PM - $6 FRI. 3/25 TRIVIA NIGHT 9 pm � Prizes Open 11am � $3.50 Gin & Tonics Rendezvous Restaurant & Bar Steve Whiddon ("the pianoman") Root Bar No. 1 DJ Rasa Boiler Room Linda Mitchell (blues, jazz) Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Stray Dog Trio (rock, blues) Scandals Nightclub The Admiral Just Die! (punk) Broadway's Jonathan Coulton (singer-songwriter, humor) w/ Mike Gibbons Grove Park Inn Great Hall sanCTuM sully Wednesday, MarCh 30 - 9:30PM - $8 gypsy folk myspace.com/thebloodrootorkaestarr BLOODROOT ORKAESTARR $5 Robo Shots SAT. 3/26 SUN. 3/27 � All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast All Day! � $1 Off Bloody Mary's & Mimosas Diego's March Madness DJ Battle (finals) The Fleshtones (garage rock) w/ Greg Cartwright The Get Down Town Pump Future Islands (new wave, pop, rock) w/ EAR PWR Craggie Brewing Company South French Broads (experimental, fusion, rock) Creatures Cafe Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics and standards), 5:30-7:30pm Peggy Ratusz (blues, soul), 8-11pm Harrah's Cherokee ZoogMa CoMing soon: sTereofideliCs, Blue dragons, lyriCs Born, larry keel solo, everTon Blender, greensky Bluegrass Band Mon - Wed 4pm - 9pm | Thurs - saT 2pm - 12am | sun 2pm - 9pm Appetizers - Buy One Get One � Off $4 Margaritas! WiiTMBowling on 11 ft. 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(254-1281) movie reviews & listings by ken hanke additional reviews by justin souther contact email@example.com pickoftheweek Today's special Director: DaviD Kaplan (Year of the fish) players: aasif ManDvi, naseeruDDin shah, Jess Weixler, harish patel, MaDhur Jaffrey, KuMar pallana comedy RaTed R JJJJ please call the info line for updated showtimes. 127 hours (R) 10:00 The chronicles of narnia: The voyage of the dawn Treader (pG) 1:00, 4:00 The Fighter (R) 7:00 n caRmike cinema 10 True Grit (pG-13) 12:25, 2:55, 7:05, 9:35 (sofa cinema) n cineBaRRe (665-7776) (298-4452) The Story: When an ambitious young chef's father has a heart attack, he finds himself forced to temporarily take over the family's shabby restaurant. The Lowdown: An old-fashioned story that more than gets by on charm and sweetness of nature. Don't let the lack of star power or its unfamiliar title keep you from catching this. From its inception in 2003 to its demise in 2009, I saw every narrative feature entered in the Asheville Film Festival. That's well over 100 movies. Only three of them was I ever compelled to keep a copy of for myself, and at that top of that list was David Kaplan's Year of the Fish (2007) -- a film that won Best Feature and the Audience Award. I remember co-judge (along with Don Mancini) Robby Benson remarking, "I wish I'd made it," and I know what he meant. It truly was -- and is -- a magical film. Well, Kaplan's next film, Today's Special, comes to town on Friday. It may not be as magical, but it's a worthy and utterly charming follow-up. The film originated as a one-man OffBroadway show by The Daily Show`s Aasif Mandvi (the show landed him the lead in Ismail Merchant's The Mystic Masseur (2001)). Mandvi and TV writer Jonathan Bines turned that show into the screenplay for this film starring Mandvi. It's a simple story and offers little in the way of surprises once it gets underway, but that's not a downside in this case because it carries the day with charm and a strong sense of humanity -- and a delightful tone. Sometimes that counts for more than originality. This is one of those times. The story concerns Samir (Mandvi), a sous chef at a trendy New York restaurant. When he's passed over for a promotion (mostly for a lack of imagination in his cooking), he quits, telling new cook Carrie (Jess Weixler) that he's going to Paris to work for a master chef. Before he can manage this, however, his father, Hakim (Harish Patel, Run, Fatboy, Run), has a heart attack, leaving Samir temporarily in charge of the Tandoori Palace, the rundown family restaurant in Queens. The place is nothing to brag about. It's shabby, Naseeruddin Shah and Aasif Mandvi in David Kaplain's delightfully charming comedy Today's Special. the paint is peeling, the food is at best mediocre, and the only customers are three old guys (including Wes Anderson regular Kumar Pallana), who virtually live there. It's also in the red and badly run. When Samir causes the so-called chef to quit, he remembers an earlier encounter with a chatty Indian taxi driver, Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah, Monsoon Wedding), who claimed to be a world class Indian chef. Armed with nothing but the man's visiting card (left in case Samir needs him, though it offers no clue how to find him), he enlists the aid of the three old men in locating Akbar. (It's this almost magical aspect of the film -- and a few similar touches involving Akbar -- that makes it so right for director Kaplan). Now, you know where this is going, don't you? Yes, Akbar proves to be a great cook and a mentor, who teaches -- without seeming to -- Samir how to become a great cook himself, and, in so doing, find his place in the world. All this works wonderfully well simply because all the characters are likable (exempting the cocky chef who didn't promote Samir) and because this is what you want the film to do. Samir's romance with Carrie (of course, she lives in the neighborhood) feels a little more perfunctory, but it nicely parallels Samir inevitably falling in love with the Tandoori Palace. The performances and direction are all first-rate and there's nice nod to Merchant-Ivory in using music from their 1969 film The Guru (Wes Anderson fans will recognize the piece from The Darjeeling Limited (2007)). If I've any complaint, it's with cinematographer David Tumblety's lighting, but it doesn't seriously impact this sweetnatured, charming movie. Rated R for language. reviewed by Ken Hanke tarts Friday at Fine Arts Theatre limitless (pG-13) 1:45, 4:40, 7:20, 10:05 The lincoln lawyer (R) 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55 little engine Train (nR) 1:00 sat-sun mars needs moms 3d (pG) 2:30, 5:05, 7:25, 9:40 mars needs moms 2d (pG) 1:10, 3:25, 5:35 paul (R) 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Rango (pG) 1:00, 1:35, 3:35, 4:20, 6:05, 6:50, 8:40, 9:20 Red Riding hood (pG-13) 2:40, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 The Roommate (pG-13) 2:05, 4:15, 6:40, 9:00 (no 2:05, 4:15 3/28, no 6:40, 9:00 3/30-31) Unknown (pG-13) 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:10 n caRolina asheville cinema 14 (274-9500) Black swan (R) 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 (no 10:05 show Mon-thu) The chronicles of narnia: The voyage of the dawn Treader (pG) 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40 (no 9:40 show Mon-thu) The Fighter (R) 7:00, 9:55 (no 9:55 show Mon-thu) The mechanic (R) 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50 (no 9:50 show Mon-thu) no strings attached (R) 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 10:00 (no 10:00 shoow Mon-thu) Tangled (pG) 1:00, 4:00 n co-ed cinema BRevaRd (883-2200) Barney's version (R) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 n epic oF hendeRsonville (693-1146) n Fine aRTs TheaTRe (232-1536) limiTless Director: neil Burger (the LuckY ones) players: BraDley cooper, aBBie cornish, roBert De niro, anDreW hoWarD, Johnny WhitWorth ThRilleR RaTed pG-13 JJJJ The Story: A lazy writer comes across a pill that unlocks all of his potential, but which isn't without its own side effects. The Lowdown: An entertaining enough thriller that's all polish and little substance. As slick entertainment, Neil Burger's Limitless works. There is the potential for more, because at its base this is the tale of a junkie, but if you're looking for anything deeper than a fast-paced thriller, you're not going to find it here. The film is definitely glossy and occasionally clever, and I can't say it ever bored me. But at the same time, this The adjustment Bureau (pG-13) 11:30, 1:55, 4:30, 7:35, 9:55 Battle: los angeles (pG-13) 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:50, 10:25 cedar Rapids (R) 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:55, 10:10 diary of a wimpy kid (pG) 11:40, 2:00, 4:25, 7:00, 9:20 Just Go with it (pG-13) 12:30, 3:25, 7:45, 10:20 (sofa cinema) The king's speech (R) 12:35, 3:20, 7:40, 10:15 (sofa cinema) limitless (pG-13) 11:45, 2:05, 4:20, 7:15, 9:30 The lincoln lawyer (R) 12:15, 3:00, 7:20, 10:00 paul (R) 12:10, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:00 Rango (pG) 11:35, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Red Riding hood (pG-13) 11:50, 2:40, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50 (sofa cinema) somewhere (R) 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 8:00, 10:25 sucker punch (pG-13) 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05 asheville Jewish Film Festival see article in "cranky hanke" for titles and times cedar Rapids (R) 1:00 (fri-sat only), 4:00 (daily), 7:00 (fri only) Today's special (R) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, late show fri-sat 9:30 n FlaTRock cinema (697-2463) Barney's version (R) 4:00, 7:00 n ReGal BilTmoRe GRande sTadiUm 15 (684-1298) n UniTed aRTisTs BeaUcaTcheR (298-1234) The adjustment Bureau (pG-13) 1:40, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50 Battle: los angeles (pG-13) 1:20, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 Beastly (pG-13) 12:55, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40 diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick Rules (pG) 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00, 10:20 Gnomeo and Juliet (G) 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:40, 9:55 hall pass (R) 1:45, 4:30, 7:50, 10:15 sucker punch (pG-13) 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 10:05 Movie reviews continue on page 85 for some theaters movie listings were not available at press time. please contact the theater or check mountainx.com for updated information. mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 83 Tune In to Cranky Hanke's Movie Reviews nowplaying Matt DaMon, EMily Blunt, tErEncE StaMp, anthony MackiE, MichaEl kElly Romantic Sci-Fi Thriller A politician finds himself entangled with a host of supernatural operatives, whose job it is to ensure that destiny and fate go according to plan. The rarest of things: a science fiction film about ideas, but nevertheless a movie that lives and dies on how well you can buy into its thinking and its far-fetched premise. Rated PG-13 The AdjusTmenT BureAu JJJJ hAll pAss JJ 5:30 pm Fridays on Matt Mittan's Take a Stand. oWEn WilSon, JaSon SuDEikiS, JEnna fiSchEr, chriStina applEgatE, nicky WhElan Raunchy Comedy A couple of guys are given a week off of marriage by their wives, to sleep with whomever they please. A superfluous attempt at the old gross-out comedy that's moderately painless--though never, ever good, since it's such a dud. Rated R pAul JJJJ SiMon pEgg, nick froSt, SEth rogEn, kriStEn Wiig, JaSon BatEMan, BlythE DannEr Sci-fi Comedy Two Brit sci-fi geeks find themselves helping an alien escape from the U.S. government. A genial, casually raunchy and occasionally pointedly satirical comedy about, by, and for sci-fi nerds, but one smart enough not to depend on in-jokes for its laughs. Highly recommended. Rated R jusT go wiTh iT JJ More Significant than politics, weather, or the economy: THE ABILITY TO HEAL & BE HEALED Healing ToucH level 1 May 14 - 15th, 2011 Asheville, NC (Next Level 2 - July 9 - 10th, 2011) Ask about discount for registering for both levels 1&2. aaron Eckhart, raMon roDriguEz, cory harDrict, BriDgEt Moynahan, nE-yo Sci-Fi Action A group of marines help to fight off an alien invasion in Los Angeles. A generic mish-mash of sci-fi and war film that works on that simple basis, but offers little else. Rated PG13 BATTle: los Angeles JJJ BlAck swAn JJJJJ aDaM SanDlEr, JEnnifEr aniSton, Brooklyn DEckEr, nick SWarDSon, nicolE kiDMan, DaVE MatthEWS Rom-Com a la Adam Sandler The Story A philandering plastic surgeon uses a wedding ring as part of his pick-up routine--until he falls in love and has to invent a soon-to-be-ex-wife for his girlfriend's benefit or be branded a pig. Unfunny, unromantic and flat in the extreme. All the tired Sandler schtick is there, but the star himself seems to be sleepwalking through it. Rated PG-13 nicolE kiDMan, aaron Eckhart, DiannE WiESt, MilES tEllEr, taMMy BlancharD, SanDra oh Drama The story of a couple coping with the death of their young child in an accident. An unusual--and unusually schmaltz-free-- study in grief that's distinguished by exceptional performances and sensitive direction. Rated PG-13 rABBiT hole JJJJJ rAngo JJJJJ (VoicES) Johnny DEpp, iSla fiShEr, aBigail BrESlin, nED BEatty, alfrED Molina, Bill nighy Movie Savvy Animated Comedy A stranded pet chameleon masquerades as a Wild West hero--and then has to live up to his story. Beautifully made, perfectly cast, fast-paced, very funny animated comedy blessed with weird and wonderful invention. Rated PG 18 CE's for RN's, LMBT's nataliE portMan, Mila kuniS, VincEnt caSSEl, BarBara hErShEy, Winona ryDEr Psychological Thriller/Horror The Story A ballerina in a Lincoln Center opera company lands the lead role in a production of "Swan Lake"-- and the experience threatens her sanity. A rewarding, disturbing, full-blooded essay in psychological horror of a kind we rarely see--and one of the best films of 2010. Rated R Contact Karen Toledo: 828.215.6565 firstname.lastname@example.org cedAr rApids JJJJJ colin firth, gEoffrEy ruSh, hElEna BonhaM cartEr, guy pEarcE, DErEk JacoBi, tiMothy Spall, MichaEl gaMBon Historical Drama The story of Britain's King George VI and his attempts--with the help of an unorthodox therapist--to overcome his speech impediment to become the wartime voice of his people. An improbable subject becomes a magnificently enjoyable and moving film experience that needs to be seen. Rated R The king's speech JJJJJ red riding hood JJ aManDa SEyfriED, gary olDMan, Billy BurkE, Shiloh fErnanDEz, Max ironS, Virginia MaDSEn, JuliE chriStiE Tween/Teen Hormonal Twilight Knockoff "Little Red Hiding Hood" in Twilight clothing. Strong contender for dumbest and most unintentionally funny movie of 2011. Rated PG-13 Judy Lynne Ray, Instructor, MS, CHTI, LMBT ED hElMS, John c. rEilly, annE hEchE, iSiah Whitlock, Jr., StEphEn root, alia ShaWkat Comedy Innocent insurance agent Tim Lippe gets a lesson in life at an insurance convention in Cedar Rapids. By turns raunchy and charming, this unassuming little comedy is a breath of fresh air in its sweet-natured approach to its story and characters.. Rated R BraDlEy coopEr, aBBiE corniSh, roBErt DE niro, anDrEW hoWarD, Johnny WhitWorth Thriller A lazy writer comes across a pill that unlocks all of his potential, but which isn't without its own side effects. An entertaining enough thriller that's all polish and little substance. Rated PG-13 limiTless JJJJ StEphEn Dorff, EllE fanning, chriS pontiuS, MichEllE Monaghan Drama A disaffected movie star suddenly finds himself taking care of his 11-year-old daughter. After a maddeningly slow start, Sofia Coppola's Somewhere becomes a strangely compelling, if not wholly satisfying work. Rated R somewhere JJJJ TodAy's speciAl JJJJ The FighTer JJJJ LargeSt aND mOSt DiverSe COLLeCtiON Of fiLmS iN wNC Mark WahlBErg, chriStian BalE, aMy aDaMS, MEliSSa lEo, MickEy o'kEEfE, Jack McgEE Biographical Boxing Drama The Story The reallife story of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward and his rise to fame against all odds--including the help of his family. A good, creatively made boxing biopic that never breaks through into actual greatness, despite fine work from Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams. Rated R MatthEW McconaughEy, MariSa toMEi, ryan phillippE, WilliaM h. Macy, JoSh lucaS Crime/Courtroom Drama A slick lawyer gets hired to help a rich kid beat an assault rap, but quickly learns there's more to this case than he knew. An engaging, convoluted, formulaic crime drama that's a bit on the flimsy side, but remains entertaining. Rated R The lincoln lAwyer JJJJ aaSif ManDVi, naSEEruDDin Shah, JESS WEixlEr, hariSh patEl, MaDhur JaffrEy, kuMar pallana Comedy When an ambitious young chef's father has a heart attack, he finds himself forced to temporarily take over the family's shabby restaurant. An old-fashioned story that more than gets by on charm and sweetness of nature. Don't let the lack of star power or its unfamiliar title keep you from catching this. Rated R gnomeo & julieT JJJ mArs needs moms JJ JEff BriDgES, hailEE StEinfElD, Matt DaMon, JoSh Brolin, Barry pEppEr Western/Drama A young girl, a drunken U.S. Marshal and a selfsatisfied Texas Ranger pursue the murderer of the girl's father into Indian Territory. A stunner of an entertaining movie from the Coen Brothers--one of their best and one of the best films of the year. Rated PG-13 True griT JJJJJ SpeCiaLS everyDay! mONDay maDNeSS all rentals $2.00 tuesday - Sunday rent 2, get 1 free (New arrivals excluded) (VoicES) JaMES McaVoy, EMily Blunt, MichaEl cainE, MaggiE SMith, JiM cuMMingS, JaSon StathaM Animated Gnome Movie The Story It's Romeo and Juliet with garden gnomes. Really, what more do you need to know? Well, it's pretty lame, too. Rated G SEth grEEn, Dan foglEr, Joan cuSack, EliSaBEth harnoiS, MinDy StErling Animated Kiddie Flick When his mother is kidnapped by Martians, young Milo has to rescue her. A one-note premise is interminably dragged out in this unappealing-looking motion-capture kiddie fodder. Rated PG unknown JJJ liaM nEESon, DianE krugEr, January JonES, aiDan Quinn, Bruno ganz Thriller A botanist traveling in Germany falls into a coma after a car accident, only to awaken and find that someone has assumed his identity. An occasionally entertaining thriller with a plot that falls apart under the simplest examination and a dull performance from Liam Neeson. 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It's a movie that desperately needs some mood -- maybe some dread or a good helping of Polanski-esque paranoia -- but Limitless is moreconcernedwithpolish.Becauseofthis, we get an entertaining enough thriller that holdsupaslongasyoudon'texamineittoo much.Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande isallthatithasgoingforit.Withnothingto chewononcethecreditsrole,Limitlessfeels, well,abitlimited. Bradley Cooper plays Eddie, a scruffy writer who we find with a nasty case of writer's block, a pressing deadline and a girlfriend (Abbie Cornish, Bright Star) who has just dumped him. But as luck would have it, Eddie comes into possession of a little clear pill -- given to him by his shady ex-brother-in-law (Johnny Whitworth, 3:10 to Yuma)--thatunlocksthefullpotentialof his brain. With the aid of this miracle drug, Eddie finishes his book in four days, finds out that he can learn languages in a matter ofdays,andhasbecomeafinancialwhizkid. But with anything this fantastic, it's not all saladdayssincethedrugnotonlyhasitsfair shareofphysicalsideeffects,butalltypesof ne'er-do-wells -- who aren't above murder --wanttogettheirhandsonthesepills. And that's Limitless' main crux, following Eddie as he traverses the pitfalls and dangers of being little more than an addict. Really,themovieismuchlikeanyotherfilm about addiction, with the main shift being thattheaddictinquestionislikableandthat we're supposed to root for both him and his addiction. There's something perverse and interesting about a movie whose ultimate pointisthatdrugsaren'tallthatbadaslong as you stay away from shifty characters and remembermoderation. Unfortunately, this doesn't really add up to much, since none of this is used as satire or indictment. There are tons of targets the film could've gone after -- pharmaceutical companies, drug culture, the glamorization ofchemicaladdiction,evenpoliticians--but Burgerhaslittleuseforthis.Instead,he'sout toslatherthefilminstyleandcameratricks, an approach which works for the most part, Poetry Show Friday, April 8 � 7-10pm at The Masonic Temple 80 Broadway, Downtown Asheville The 10 Finalists from the 2011 THE LINCOLN LAWYER Director: BraD Furman (The Take) Players: matthew mcconaughey, marisa tomei, ryan PhilliPPe, william h. macy, Josh lucas CRIME/COURTROOM DRAMA RATED R JJJJ The Story:Aslicklawyergetshiredto helparichkidbeatanassaultrap,but quicklylearnsthere'smoretothiscase thanheknew. The Lowdown: An engaging, convoluted, formulaic crime drama that's a bit on the flimsy side, but remains entertaining. There was a time -- before his infamous naked bongo-playing, a long run of bad romantic comedies and showing up to the OscarswithaGeorgeHamiltontan--when Matthew McConaughey was a respectable performer.Andnow,withBradFurman'sThe Lincoln Lawyer, McConaughey is making his bidtoonceagainbetakenseriously.Andfor the most part, he succeeds. It helps that this is a role tailor-made to McConaughey's per- will read their winning poems Laura Hope-Gill, director of Asheville Wordfest, will be our featured poet Keith Flynn & The Holy Men will perform live! www.mountainx.com/poetry2011 for info and tickets! mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 85 lookhere Don't miss out on Cranky Hanke's online-only weekly columns "Screening Room" and "Weekly Reeler," plus extended reviews of special showings, the "Elitist Bastards Go to the Movies" podcast, as well as an archive of past Xpress movie reviews -- all at mountainx. com/movies. sonality -- vaguely likable, yet smarmy -- as the film's titular protagonist, Mick Haller. Haller is a smooth-talking defense lawyer with a nose for working the system and hustling everyone around him. He also -- as the title suggests -- rides around in a black Lincoln sedan with his driver Earl (Laurence Mason, Hackers), who is the Morgan Freeman to McConaughey's Miss Daisy. The film's main strength is in its casting, from William H. Macy to Marisa Tomei. Even Ryan Phillippe is good, mainly because he's shrewdly cast as Louis Roulet, a conniving, privileged, snotty rich kid. Phillippe was born to play conniving, privileged and snotty. The entire point of his character is to be unlikable, and Phillippe -- who's always been innately unlikable -- is perfect to the point it feels like they're stacking the deck. The film's plot is another stacked deck, all from the "Chekhov's gun" school of writing. The gist of the story itself has Haller defending Louis on assault charges. Simple enough, except things are quickly revealed to be not what they seem. We then proceed, reel after reel, as literally every character arc and line of dialogue falls neatly into place. Nothing is wasted, and the film is occasionally clever in its clockwork plotting. But it too often feels forced and contrived -- and a bit too convenient. Having never read Michael Connelly's source novel, I can't say how accurate an adaptation director Brad Furman's film is, but I can say that it feels like a piece of bestselling fiction. This isn't necessarily a slight, but there's nothing below the surface of the film, which is heavy on plot and little else. The closest thing we get to characterization is Haller's struggles with his conscience, as his job regularly involves helping guilty criminals go free. Beyond that, The Lincoln Lawyer is little more than a straightforward crime drama. Luckily, it's one that's engaging enough in its twisting, manipulated plotting -- a potboiler that's nevertheless enjoyable. Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande The Story: Two Brit sci-fi geeks find themselves helping an alien escape from the U.S. government. The Lowdown: A genial, casually raunchy and occasionally pointedly satirical comedy about, by, and for sci-fi nerds, but one smart enough not to depend on in-jokes for its laughs. Highly recommended. This could have gone wrong in so many ways -- and boasting one of the lamest titles in living memory is only the beginning -- that it's a joy to announce that Greg Motolla's Paul gets far more right than wrong. Oh, sure, there are a few weak points, and there's little doubt that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's signature director Edgar Wright would have made a more stylish film from the same material and ratcheted up the pace a bit, but that mightn't have been for the best in this case. This is a slightly different proposition, and while the results aren't always wildly funny, they're invariably pleasant and entertaining -- with moments that are as funny as Wright at his best. For those who don't know, Paul is the story of a pair of British comic book/sci-fi geeks, Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost), who -- fresh from Comic-Con -- are making a pilgrimage in a rented RV through that part of the American West that might be called "the UFO belt," taking in every alien-oriented tourist trap they come across and buying up its assorted ephemera. Much to their surprise, a car comes careening past them and crashes -- and out of the wreckage emerges a cynical, razor-tongued, foulmouthed alien (voiced by Seth Rogen), who has accepted the earth name of Paul that was stuck on him by a little girl when he first crashed on Earth. (Apparently, his flying saucer skills were no better than his driving ones.) While Clive sensibly faints dead away, Graeme, less sensibly, allows Paul to talk him into assisting him in escaping from government scientists who want to dissect him, now that they've gotten all the good out of him they can as a living being. So begins a much wilder journey than our geek heroes ever imagined, something that sits less well with Clive than might be expected -- in large part because he's jealous of Graeme's immediate friendship with Paul. Naturally, the government -- in the form of Agent Zoil (Jason Bateman) and his two none-too-bright henchmen, Haggard (Bill Hader) and O'Reilly (Joe Lo Truglio, Superbad), all of whom are under orders from the unseen "Big Guy" -- is on their trail, so they duck into the Pearly Gates RV Park, run by Moses Buggs (John Carroll Lynch, Shutter Island) and his daughter Ruth (Kristen Wiig), a pair of hardcore fundamentalist Christians. Things get complicated when Ruth (in the coolest ever anti-Darwin T-shirt) sees Paul and mistakes him for Satan. Naturally, the trio kidnap her, alter her religious worldview (she'd delighted by the prospect of drinking, swearing and having "a lot" of intercourse), and thus end up with her father after them specialscreenings cleo fRom 5 to 7 JJJJJ Director: aGnes VarDa Players: corinne MarchanD, antoine Bourseiller, DoMinique DaVray, Dorothee Blank, Michel leGranD dRama Rated NR It's completely accidental that World Cinema is running Agnes Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961) the same week that Sofia Coppola's Somewhere hits town. Accidental, but strangely apt, because its heroine, Cleo (Corinne Marchand), is the kind of spoiled, self-absorbed character at the center in Coppola's film. The difference is that Varda does it all better. This is the movie that placed Varda in the ranks of the New Wave filmmakers. Its concept is to follow the vapid title character, a pop singer, in faux real time (the title claims two hours, the film is 90 minutes) as she waits for a biopsy report she dreads. That's it, but what matters is the way Varda spends that time depicting Cleo's dawning realization that her friends don't really know her and don't really care, that it's hard to be sure there even is anyone for them to know, and that her life is a wholly superficial one. In Varda's hands, it's a journey into self-discovery that's worth making. Also showing is the short film La Jette, a review for which can be found at http://www.mountainx.com/movies/review/jetee reviewed by Ken Hanke Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Cleo from 5 to 7 at 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Phil Mechanic Studios (109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com the deSPeRate houRS JJJJ Director: WilliaM Wyler Players: huMPhrey BoGart, FreDric March, arthur kenneDy, Martha scott, DeWey Martin, GiG younG cRime thRilleR Rated NR Humphrey Bogart's penultimate film reteams him with his Dead End (1937) director William Wyler for what feels a little too much like a late-in-the-day gangster yarn -- and one where the stage underpinnings tend to show through. The Desperate Hours doesn't really offer Bogie anything that much different than The Petrified Forest had back in 1936, and the 50-odd-year-old Bogart seems to realize that. What makes the film more interesting than it might be is that it's really an incipient "home invasion" thriller before anyone even thought of that term. The fact that it's a hostage story -- escaped felons holding a family captive in their home -- keeps it a step or two away from such later works as Straw Dogs (1971) and A Clockwork Orange, where the invasion is the point. All the same, it preys on -- and perhaps helps to foster -- the idea that suburbia only offers the illusion of a safe haven in a way -- and a frankly unpleasant one -- that earlier movies had only touched on. It's otherwise efficient, but hardly shows either Bogart or Wyler at their best. reviewed by Ken Hanke The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Desperate Hours at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville). as well. Of course, things become even more dicey and dangerous on the film's way to its big ending, which actually is pretty big for a change. As noted, it's not perfect, but it is consistently fun. Within its R rated confines, it's also rather a sweet film, which is standard for Pegg and Frost -- and Mottola, for that matter. Even the handling of the gay subtext between the Pegg and Frost characters is -- as such things have been in their previous work -- refreshingly free of even a trace of homosexual panic and stock gay jokes. In itself, that's reason enough to see Paul, but there's a lot more to like here. Rated R for language including sexual reference and some drug use. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande SomewheRe Director: soFia coPPola (MArie Antoinette) Players: stePhen DorFF, elle FanninG, chris Pontius, Michelle MonaGhan dRama Rated R JJJJ The Story: A disaffected movie star suddenly finds himself taking care of his 11-year-old daughter. The Lowdown: After a maddeningly slow start, Sofia Coppola's Somewhere becomes a strangely compelling, if not wholly satisfying work. The mere fact that I didn't hate Sofia Coppola's latest meditation on the ennui of the rich and privileged, Somewhere, is something of a shock. This seems to be the filmmaker's only theme and her vision of the entire world -- to such a degree that it's Paul Director: GreG Mottola (AdventurelAnd) Players: siMon PeGG, nick Frost, seth roGen, kristen WiiG, Jason BateMan, Blythe Danner Sci-fi comedy Rated R JJJJ 86 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com hard not to think that she might well be as clueless about anything or anyone outside of her world as the doomed title character of her Marie Antoinette (2006). And that's no different here, but she finally suggests the possibility of going -- yeah, somewhere (in the most Antonioni-esque manner imaginable). Granted, this is mostly conveyed by the juxtaposition of the film's opening scene and its closing one, meaning there's 80-odd minutes of malaise to wade through to get to the point. Whether or not the journey from nowhere to the possibility of somewhere is worth taking is going to vary wildly from viewer to viewer. The film opens with movie star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) driving his black Ferrari around in circles in the middle of nowhere. (Symbolism doesn't get much more obvious.) This seems to go on for some considerable time. The action then moves to Johnny in residence at the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. He's apparently between residences, and has holed up there while he waits for a broken wrist (ostensibly gained while doing a stunt in a movie, but actually a drunken fall) to heal. He whiles away the time with such worthy pursuits as having twin blonde pole dancers (they bring their own poles) dance for him. (Why this manages to raise nothing more than a weak smile from him is never really answered.) He drinks. He has casual sex. He receives abusive text messages. He manages to go to a press conference. Fortunately -- for both the viewer and Johnny -- this changes when he finds his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) more or less dumped on him by his ex-wife (maybe she saw The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Their relationship -- to the degree it can be called that -- is awkward and strained. He takes her to an ice-skating class, asks how she learned to do that, and is embarrassed to find she's had three years of lessons. She often seems to disapprove of his actions (especially as concerns women) and tends to seem more adult than he does. However, this slowly -- being Sofia Coppola, very slowly -- begins to change. And as that happens, the film becomes progressively appealing and human. It's also why I ended up liking the film far more than the first reel or so ever suggested. No, I don't think Somewhere is anything like a great film or even a very good one, but I do think -- as long as you can get into its leisurely pace -- it's worth a look. As always seems to be the case, the question again arises as to whether or not the film is somewhat autobiographical. Is there a parallel to be drawn between Cleo and Johnny and Sofia Coppola and her famous father? That's hard to say -- certainly, it can't be argued with any certainty -- but it does have a personal feeling. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14 CALL NOW TO LOCK IN WITH OUR E A R LY B I R D A D V E R T I S I N G R AT E S ! 828-251-1333 email@example.com mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 87 jewishfilmfest the 2011 asheville JeWish filM festival The Asheville Jewish Film Festival is back with a new slate of six movies that willbeshownatFineArtsTheatre,starting Saturday,March26,andconcludingFriday, April1.Allfilms--exceptfortheopening and closing night shows with receptions --are$8. Thefestivalopenswithanopeningnight reception Saturday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at Blue Spiral 1 (next to Fine Arts), followed byascreeningofThe Gefilte Fish Chronicles at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre. (Special $18 price for the reception and the film.) The film recounts the history Abe and Minnie Dubroff and the 100-plus-year-old family tradition of preparing the food for the PassoverSeder.Thefilmscreensagain(no reception) on Sunday, March 27, at 1 p.m. There'saQ&AwithDavidandIrisBurnett afterbothscreenings. Rob Epstein (The Times of Harvey Milk) and Jerry Friedman's (The Celluloid Closet) ambitious film on Allen Ginsberg (played by James Franco), Howl, is up next. This striking and complex film had no local release, so this marks its Asheville premiere. The film intercuts four sections -- Ginsberg being interviewed, the 1957 obscenitytrialoverthepublicationofHowl, theyoungGinsbergreadingthepoemsina coffee house, and animations that attempt to depict the poem. It doesn't completely work (the animations are its weakest point),butwhenitdoes,it'sprettyglorious. Unlikely as it may sound, James Franco nailsGinsberg.Andthetrialscenestakeon an added impact in these anti-intellectual times.Thefilmshowsat7p.m.onSunday, March27,andagainat1p.m.onThursday, March31.PoetSebastianMatthewswillbe attheMarch31screening. Julia Bacha's highly regarded documentary Budrus examines a growning nonviolent movement in one West Bank village where the struggle is to push back the Israeli security in order to spare the village's cemetery and olive trees -- and to prevent the town from being isolated from the rest of the occupied territories. Presenting both sides of the argument, the filmstrikesabalance--andonethatmakes peace actually seem a possibility. The film showsat1p.m.onMonday,March28,and at7p.m.onWednesday,March30.There's apaneldiscussionafterbothscreenings. JonathanGruber'sJewish Soldiersisadocumentaryaboutthelittle-knownsubjectof JewsonbothsidesoftheCivilWar.Created with a large selection of historical photos, letter readings and historical speeches (including Sam Waterston as the voice of Abraham Lincoln), and interviews with notablescholars.Thefilmscreensat7p.m. onMonday,March28,and1p.m.Tuesday, March29.Co-producerRobertMarcuswill doaQ&Aafterbothscreenings. A Matter of Size from Erez Tadmor and Sharon Mayman is a charming and touching comedy about a group overweight Israelis who gain self-acceptance through the improbable idea of becoming sumo wrestlers.Whatcouldbeaone-joke--and notaveryfunnyone--premiseturnsinto an audience-pleasing movie that works, because it respects its characters. The film shows Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday,March30,at1p.m. Michael Kleiman and Michael Pertnoy's The Last Survivor is the festival's closing night film, a powerful documentary about the survivors of four genocides -- The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, Congo -- and how they try to come to terms with what happenedandhowtocarryon.Theclosing night screening (special $18 ticket) starts with a reception at Blue Spiral 1 at 6 p.m., followed by the film and a Q&A with Michael Kleiman at the Fine Arts at 7:30 p.m.onThursday,March31.Thefilmplays againat1p.m.onFriday,April1. filmsociety Portrait of Jennie Director: William Dieterle (Love Letters) Players: JosePh cotten, Jennifer Jones, ethel Barrymore, cecil KellaWay, lillian Gish Mystical roMance rated nr WilliamDieterle'sPortrait of Jennieisquitepossiblythemostutterlyromanticmovieever made.It'saclose-to-perfectblendofstylizationandunabashedromanceofthefatalistand fantasykind.Withadoseofartisticallytexturedoverlays,aneffectivemusicalscore(almost entirelycribbedfromDebussy),aperfectcast,impeccableeffects,sometintedscenes,andone Technicolorshot,there'snothingquitelikeitanywhere.Portrait of JennietellsthestoryofEben Adams(JosephCotten),astruggling--andunformed--artistinDepression-eraNewYork, whomeetsayounggirl,JennieAppleton(JenniferJones),inCentralPark.Jennieisastrange girlwhoseemstobefromanothertime,butherlookprovidesAdamswithjusttheinspirationheneedstounlockhistrueartisticcalling.Strangerstill,Jennieappearstobealittleolder eachtimeheseesher--claimingshe'sgrowingupinahurryforhim--buthedoesn'treally suspectanythingiswrongtillshetellshimaboutherparentsjustbeingkilledinanaccident atthetheaterwheretheyperform--anaccidentthattookplaceyearsandyearsearlierina theaterlongsincegone.Allthisisleadingtoaromance(whenJennieis18)andarevelation thatisn'thardtoguess.Butguessingtherevelationhasnothingtodowiththeeffectiveness ofthemovie. reviewed by Ken Hanke The Asheville Film Society will screen PortraitofJennie Tuesday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther. Hanke is the artistic director of the Asheville Film Society. JJJJJ Mystery of the Wax MuseuM Director: michael curtiz (Doctor X) Players: lionel atWill, fay Wray, GlenDa farrell, franK mchuGh, allen Vincent, arthur eDmunD careWe horror rated nr Notasequel,butverymuchacompanionpiecetoMichaelCurtiz'Doctor X(1932),theoncelost Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) is another two-strip Technicolor exercise in German Expressionist horror with two of the same stars -- Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray -- and a similarreporterhero,onlythistimeit'saheroine(GlendaFarrell).Thisistheoriginalversion ofHouse of Wax(1953),thefilmthatturnedVincentPriceintoahorrorstar,andit'severyinch thesuperiorfilm.Thathasalottodowiththeolderfilm'spre-codeabilitytogoplacesanddo thingsthatwouldnevergetpasta1953censor(insomeways,it'ssurprisingeventoday),but italsojustplainhasabetterscript,better(lesscampy)actingandbetterdirection.Theoddity isthatthe1933filmendsupfeelingfresherandmoremodernthantheremakeof20years later.Thestoriesaremuchthesame--awaxmuseumwithstatuesthataren'twhattheyseem --buttheapproachescouldn'tbemoredifferent,startingwiththefactthattheearlierfilmis actuallystructuredasamystery.Theresultisatrueclassicofhorror. reviewed by Ken Hanke The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Mystery of the Wax Museum Thursday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville, and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther. 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Condos/ Townhomes For Rent CASUAL ELEGANCE IN HAW CREEK CONDO � Very large 2BR/2BA convenient to Mall, Hospitals, and downtown. Quiet, private patio overlooking creek. Great room, big kitchen, HUGE master bedroom and walk-in closet. Great floor plan plus garage. $950/month. Year's lease, credit check, security deposit req. One small pet considered with fee and vet letter. For appt: Debra Plemmons 828-778-6304 or Paige Stout 828-684-4344. DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE Lexington Station 1BR, secure parking, hardwoods, granite, stainless, washer/dryer, Jacuzzi tub, balcony. � Right outside: Restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, live music, etc. $1000/month. Call (828) 273-6082. Landscaping Services ARTISAN OUTDOORS Complete landscape services for the Asheville area. Design, installation, and free estimates. Over 20 years experience. (612) 250-8025 LANDSCAPE SERVICE Maintenance, installations, and clean-ups. Competitive prices. Owner operated. 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For appt: 768-7098, James Wilson. beaucatcherhouse.com BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN VIEWS 2BR, 1.5BA, bonus room, new appliances, laundry room, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, AC. Nice deck overlooks downtown. $950/month. 687-1954. BLACK MOUNTAIN � Small 1BR, 1BA cottage in good neighborhood. Excellent condition, energy efficient, hardwood floors, private yard. No smoking. $650/month. 828-298-3933 WEST 2BR, 1BA � On 10 acres, full basement, part fenced. Pets ok. $750/month. Call 253-0758. Carver Realty. Skilled Labor/ Trades ENERGY SERVICES TECHNICIAN I Recruiting for a skilled and energetic Energy Services Technician I to work with our Weatherization Program to perform skilled technical work that improves the safety and energy-efficient operations of residential buildings. � Requirements: Some college with courses in basic carpentry, industrial work or environmental science preferred, or 2 years of work experience, preferably in heating and cooling, or other trade such as (plumber, electrician, HVAC Specialist) or related occupation. BPI Certificate Preferred; High school graduate or GED required. Basic knowledge of computers and keyboarding skills. Ability to carry out air sealing measures including: mobile home belly repair, caulking, weather-stripping, repair/sealing ducts, installing insulation in attics, knee walls, sidewalls, water heaters, furnace ducts and water pipes. Replace thermostats and install carbon monoxide/smoke detectors and CFLs. Repairs or replaces windows as required by standards and individual unit. Ability to communicate with customers about plans and activities, energy savings measures performed on the home and how to reduce energy bill. Makes roof and incidental repairs to facilitate the installation of materials such as drywall, lumber and glass. Ability to use a variety of standard hand and electric tools including pry bar, hammer, utility knife, chisel, painters tools, tin snips, tape measure, cordless drill, circular saw, speed square, ladder etc. Also set up, use and interpret reading from blower door. � Must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license; and pass drug and background checks. Salary Range: $15./hour. to $20.68/hour. � Send resume along with cover letter, work references and telephone numbers to: Human Resources Manager, 25 Gaston Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Open until filled. EOE and DFWP. Administrative/ Office ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT FOR OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE � Warren Wilson College is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant for Office of Administration and Finance. The Administrative Assistant oversees the management and administration of Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance and provides administrative support to the Vice President. Among other things duties include training and supervision of the campus switchboard student work crew; providing support services for the campus telephone system and the mobile phone service; serves as the liaison to the director of the St. Clair Guest House, and works directly with various aspects of the college's auto, liability, property, and casualty insurer. � Qualified applicants should possess a college degree and five years' experience in a comparable position; good decision making skills; flexibility in complex situations; computer knowledge and excellent word processing ability; effective and strong interpersonal skills; excellent English language and grammatical skills, including fine writing and proofreading skills; and strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks. � Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its community. Please send cover letter, r�sum�, and contact information for three professional references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. � Electronic submissions are required. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2011. Short-Term Rentals ATTENTION EXECUTIVES � HOUSEHUNTERS Don't spend $90/night for a tiny hotel room! � $50/day = 1300 sqft completely equipped (just bring your bags) apartment. � 1-3 month rentals. � 15 minutes from downtown. � 1-2 non-smoking persons. � See us on Facebook: Asheville Hideaway. 258-8539 or 713-3380. ashevillehideaway. netfirms.com SUMMER RENTAL ASHEVILLE Available 6/168/16. Bright and sunny furnished townhouse. Price is $750/month includes internet and all bills. Dates flexible. Susan 828-713-6902. http://www.westwoodcohou sing.com CAB DRIVERS Needed at Blue Bird; call JT 258-8331. Drivers needed at Yellow Cab; call Buster at 253-3311. CINEBARRE (Biltmore Square Mall) is now hiring for all positions. 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We use Quickbooks and Excel to keep track of inventory, experience with those programs is helpful but can be taught to the computer literate. Interested parties must be self motivated, focused, reliable and have a pleasant disposition. Good attention to detail is an absolute must, as is the ability to keep up a fast pace. Prospective candidates must be able to lift packages up to 50 lbs. We offer competitive salary, health benefits, and paid time off days as well as friendly and comfortable work environment. No phone calls, please! Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 828-236-2658 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT � FULL-TIME Seeking a polished and experienced person to perform a variety of administrative tasks for a commercial real estate office. Must be a good communicator, have a diplomatic style, and be comfortable on the phone and with last minute requests. While the position works mostly within the office, some business and personal errands are also required. Knowledge of commercial real estate a plus. Send cover letter and salary requirements to lara @spakerealestate.com FULL TIME PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR � ChiLiving, Inc. Duties include: � Instructor Program and Corporate Events Administration � Customer Service/ Office support/ Web supportRequired Skills: � Previous administrative experience required, event planning experience would be a great asset � Meticulous attention to detail. Excellent writing and communication skills � Strong computer skills- Please see our website www.chirunning.com for information about our vibrant company. View full job description and more information here: www.chiliving.com/ about/chi-team/careers/ RECEPTIONIST/LEGAL ASSISTANT Full-time in downtown Asheville law firm. Duties include phone and lobby reception, clerical tasks and legal case management tasks. Submit resume and salary requirements to Jeff Stahl at email@example.com � No telephone calls please. Salon/ Spa HIRING HAIR STYLISTS WITH COSMETOLOGY OR BARBER LICENSE Immediate opening for 2 Professional Stylists. Must be a team player, dependable, punctual, honest, friendly, positive attitude, well groomed and passionate about doing hair. You must have a commitment to ongoing education and product knowledge. Very busy Salon with great tips and Extremely HIGH TRAFFIC. � Our full-time Stylists consistently earn between $550 and $800 per week. If you're not making this we invite you to call us for a confidential interview so that you can learn more about us. We do extensive marketing and advertising and we offer the following: � Guaranteed hourly pay � Paid vacation � Paid holidays � Competitive commission � Product commission up to 30% � Profit sharing based on Salon volume � Blue Cross/Blue Shield and dental insurance available � Career advancement opportunities � Back bar and station supplies furnished (you only need provide shears & clippers) � Extensive Retail Lines � Continuing education � Part time/full time � Flexible schedule Call 828.768.9968 for your confidential interview. Start tomorrow. STYLIST � MANICURIST NEEDED Experience preferred, in North Asheville salon. Organic color line, perms and products. � Less toxic environment on all levels. Call 505-3288, ask for Alissa or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Wanted to Rent RESPONSIBLE ARTIST Moving to Asheville area. Wants spacious rural rental home. $450-$525. 3 outdoorsy cats. Clean, quiet. Susan: (252) 331-3980. 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Spacious, sunny, multiple decks and porches, fenced yard. � Special rates for April and May: � 2BR, 2BA: $200/night, $1225/week; � 5BR, 3BA: $250/night, $1575/week plus cleaning. Reservations/Information: (828) 775-3746 or email@example.com BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN Sleeps 5, handicap accessible. Near Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC. (828) 231-4504 or 277-1492. firstname.lastname@example.org Employment General $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1800-405-7619 EXT 2450 www.easyworkgreatpay.com (AAN CAN) Earn $65k, $50k, $40k GM, Co-Manager, Assistant Manager We currently have managers making this and need more for expansion. One year restaurant management experience required. Fax resume to 336-431-0873 NOW HIRING mountainx.com � MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 91 Sales/ Marketing ATTENTION The largest senior financial planning team in the Country is interviewing professional Salespeople. � Training Provided � 4-6 Leads provided daily � Most competitive products in the industry � Monthly bonuses � Advanced commissions � First Year potential income $40-$60K! � To schedule an interview, call Kim: (828) 684-1477. Learn more about us at www.amerilife.com FULL TIME - 40 HOURS PER WEEK � Our company is seeking 3 individuals for inside sales positions in our Asheville office. $11 per hour, profit sharing, permanent positions, weekly pay and opportunity for career advancement. Call for to schedule a personal interview. 828-236-2530. NEW RESTAURANT OPENING � Now hiring all positions. Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. EXPERIENCED COOK FOR FAST CASUAL CAFE Are you passionate about food and want to have fun while preparing it? Our fast casual caf� in a scenic Chimney Rock is looking for an experienced, fun-loving, energetic, hard-working, flexible cook with a creative twist. Express your artistic side while catering events. Must be people and teamoriented, dependable, comfortable in a rural setting and have a great attitude. This full time position will enjoy a fullbenefit package including medical coverage, vacation and holiday pay. 828-625-9611 darlab @chimneyrockpark.com Retail CUSTOMER SERVICE One position is currently available with a growing Asheville art supply distributor. This position is primarily focused in our retail department. Responsibilities include: helping retail customers, entering complex orders upon checkout in a fast paced environment, stocking product, keeping the retail area clean as well as the pulling and packing of internet orders.Excellent customer service skills a must, retail experience a plus, interest in the arts, especially art glass/glass blowing would be beneficial. Must be self motivated, detail oriented and able to work at a fast pace. Position starts at $10 per hour. Pay increases and promotions are based on regular 6 month performance reviews, experience and company growth. We offer an enjoyable work environment, lunch on Fridays and offer one year benefits that include paid vacations and profit sharing.The position is full time 40 hours per week 10:00am � 6:00pm Monday � Friday.Email resumes to ashevilleglassart @yahoo.com Medical/ Health Care EXPERIENCED LPN/RN/MEDICAL ASSISTANT Great Family Practice in Asheville seeking for full-time or part-time position. � Please send resume to: medofficesearch @gmail.com Human Services Restaurant/ Food APOLLO FLAME � WAITSTAFF Full-time and part-time needed. � Fast, friendly atmosphere. � Apply in person between 2pm-4pm, 485 Hendersonville Road. 274-3582. BILINGUAL THERAPIST � Families Together Inc is now hiring for a Bilingual Therapist and Qualified Professional to provide Intensive In Home Services with our Latino population in Western North Carolina. � Qualified Candidates must be provisionally licensed or licensed therapist, or have a Bachelors degree and minimum of 2-4 years of experience working in mental health with children and families. www.familiestogether.net Some Of Our Current Job Openings: Restaurant Manager � Restaurant Supervisor Sous Chef � Line Cook Lead Linen Aide � Groundskeeper Spa & Pool Maintenance Technician � Massage Therapist Banquet Server � Cabana Server Convention Set Up House Person SHARE IN OUR MANY BENEFITS INCLUDING: � Medical,dental and vision coverage including domestic partner � Flex-account spending for medical and dependent care � holiday pay � sick leave; � Sports Complex access � free on-property weekly physician assistant visit � employee recognition � 401(k) � Grove Park Inn Retirement Plan � life insurance � paid vacation � free meals in the employee cafeteria � free uniforms and laundering services � employee discounts on guest rooms, dining, floral, Spa, golf and retail � discounts at area businesses � free and discounted visits to area attractions. For a complete list of our openings and to apply online, go to www.groveparkinn.com. Or, apply in person, Mon-Fri, 9am-6-pm, with Human Resources at 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804. 828.252.2711x2082. EOE Drug Free Workplace. DIRECTOR OF PROVIDER RELATIONS Smoky Mountain Mental Health for MH, SA and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities LME. A progressive Regional Management Entity preparing to become a public sector managed care organization serving 15 counties in Western North Carolina is currently accepting applications for the Director of Provider Relations; the successful candidate will join a dynamic team in the development and implementation of a 1915b(c) Medicaid Waiver. Provider Relations Director: The Provider Relations Director will manage and oversee the development and maintenance of the provider network in all disability areas to include MH/I/DD/SA Services. These services, provided over a fifteen county area, are highly varied and provided to a complex and at risk client population. The Provider Relations Director will be responsible for: establishing priorities, and the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures. � This position is responsible for assuring access to needed services, monitoring, penetration and responding to need through an active network management. � Requirements: Licensed Clinician with five years of combined experience in clinical, network operations, provider relations and management experience. Professional experience in all areas of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities is preferred. � For more information please visit the smoky mountain center LME website: smokymountaincenter.org � Post offer/pre-employment drug testing will be conducted. Send a NC State Application and Resume to the Department of Human Resources, Smoky Mountain Center, 44 Bonnie Lane SYLVA, NC 28779. AA/EOE DIRECT CARE POSITION Supervises and interacts with individual and groups of students to improve social and life skills. Works with team to develop student goals and progress. � High school diploma or GED required. Must enjoy working outdoors. � College level courses in social sciences preferred. � Minimum of one year in youth corrections, residential treatment, or other related environment required. � Must demonstrate competency in crisis intervention. SMS is an EEOC employer. Send resume with cover letter to cfitzgerald @stonemountainschool.com FULL TIME CASE MANAGER � BA/Masters + 2 years experience working with adolescents as a QP. Forward resume to aspireapplicants @yahoo.com DIRECT CARE RESPITE HOURS � For woman with developmental disabilities; available during the week, mostly afternoons. Please contact Rachel at email@example.com DIRECT CARE/HABILITATION PROVIDER � Needed for young man with autism in the Weaverville area. MonThurs after 3pm, approx 3.5 hrs/day to assist him in attaining volunteer work and accessing his community. contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-281-9998. MAKE A DIFFERENCE NC Mentor is offering free informational meetings to those who are interested in becoming therapeutic foster parents. The meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm (snacks provided) and 4th Friday 12pm-1pm (lunch provided). � If you are interested in making a difference in a child's life, please call Nicole at (828) 696-2667 ext 13 or e-mail Nicole: nicole.toto@thementornetw ork.com. � Become a Therapeutic Foster Family. � Free informational meeting. NC Mentor. 120C Chadwick Square Court, Hendersonville, NC 28739. PREVENTION CURRICULUM SPECIALIST Our VOICE seeks a dynamic individual to fill the role of Sexual Violence Prevention Curriculum Specialist. The Prevention Curriculum Specialist is responsible for developing/shaping prevention education curricula and training education volunteers to implement the curricula. Ideal candidates will have a strong social justice background, with experience in curriculum development, community organizing, youth and/or adult education, men's engagement, and/or public health. This is a part-time position .Email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. No calls please. Application deadline: Wednesday April 6. FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES OF ASHEVILLE is seeking an LCSW to provide individual and group therapy to adult MH consumers at the Recovery Education Center. Email firstname.lastname@example.org RECREATION SPECIALISTED NEEDED � Do you have a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a desire to work with a young, at-risk population? Major Responsibilities of this position include: plan and implement therapeutic recreation activities which promote active student participation, working with the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility teacher to create and facilitate an environment that meets both the individual and group needs of the student population (ages 6-12). � The recreation specialist will teach life skills, participate in treatment plans, and implement feedback from leadership staff to aid in students' successful return to the community. � Must provide constant monitoring and supervision to ensure safety of students, and be able to complete all required mental health documentation. � Qualifications: possess a bachelor's or master's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Requires at least two years of experience in an educational/behavioral treatment setting. Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule. � Must possess valid NCDL. Send resume to: email@example.com, or fax to 828-210-0361 SPEECH THERAPY STUDENT/COMPANION � For gentleman with aphasia. Part-time. Chunns Cove Rd. area. 828-252-0555. Leave message. MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF LOCAL YOUTH � If you are experienced in working with youth, particularly the mental health population, Eliada Homes could be a great fit! We are a local non-profit seeking PRN staff. We have availability mostly on second and third shift, and there is potential to move into a full-time benefited position. Must have high school diploma/GED and some experience working with youth or special needs population. Must be able to pass drug and criminal check. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. SUPERVISORY STAFF Families Together Inc. is now hiring supervisory staff. Qualified candidates must be a Qualified Professional and have a supervisory experience in the mental health field. Families Together provides a positive, supportive team atmosphere, with benefits and team culture. www.familiestogether.net 92 MARCH 23 - MARCH 29, 2011 � mountainx.com SUPPORT BROKER (Case Manager). The Arc of NC seeks a passionate and extraordinary person to become our next Support Broker, providing case management services, including person-centered planning and supports coordination for people with developmental and other disabilities in our Asheville office. � Seeking person who is steeped in personcentered principles, with knowledge of selfdetermination and personcentered planning tools a must. � Working knowledge of NC system and generic resources in the local county is crucial. � Knowledge of state and Medicaid funding streams necessary. � Must be able to provide CAP case management. � Requires a creative, progressive thinker and strong advocate who is very self-disciplined. � Must be a QP in Developmental Disabilities with Bachelor's degree in a human service field and at least two years related experience. � Excellent starting salary and benefits. This position is a Full-time position. � Interested parties should send their resume and cover letter to Lorie Boehm, email to: email@example.com or fax #: (828) 254-6885. WEEKEND RESPITE PROVIDER � Must have a handicapped accessible home, reliable transportation and experience in the human services field. Home must pass internal safety inspection. Contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-281-9998. WEEKEND RESPITE WORKERS � Needed for persons with developmental disabilities. We offer competitive pay, team support and quality training. Respite services to be provided in staff member's home, your home must meet basic safety inspection. Experience in human services field a must. Please contact Ray of Light Homes, llc. at 828-281-9998, or email@example.com Computer/ Technical HELP CHILDREN SUCCEED � Work with Eliada Homes' youth as a residential counselor! Eliada is currently recruiting energetic, passionate staff to work with children ages 7-17. Most of our positions start off PRN with the potential to move into fulltime. We are also seeking one full-time Night Residential Counselor. If you have experience working in the mental health field or with at-risk youth, this could be the perfect job for you! Must be at least 21 years of age and posses a valid NCDL. Please submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Caregivers/ Nanny NANNY � PART-TIME The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to prioritize care of 1 toddler while completing home keeping tasks, and enjoy the company/responsibility of both children and dogs. � Please email resumes to holli @spakerealestate.com DIGITAL PRINT TECHNICIAN Position open at MMS, a progressive printing and mailing facility in Asheville. � We're looking for a highly motivated individual with planning and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment to join our team. � Professional print industry experience preferred. Must be self motivated, and proficient with all Adobe and Microsoft Office programs. � Full-time position with benefits package. Email resume to email@example.com SENIOR FUN BUNCH SOCIAL/ACTIVITIES GROUP FOR 50+ SINGLES Meet other 50+ singles for fun, friendship, and activities! $15 month dues. No contract. Shae Kemerer (828) 699-8180. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.meetup.com senior-fun-bunch-com. Musicians' Xchange Musicians' Bulletin Local Guitarist Wanting to form or join Rock band. Classic rock, newer rock. Call Brian: (828) 581-0131. Vehicles For Sale Adult Musical Services AMAZING DEAL! � SINGER/SONGWRITER SPECIAL Now through April 5: High quality audio recording and HD video. Visa/MC. Call (828) 335-9316 or amrmediastudio.com ASHEVILLE'S WHITEWATER RECORDING Full service studio services since 1987. � Mastering � Mixing and Recording. � CD/DVD duplication at the best prices. (828) 684-8284 whitewaterrecording.com AUDIO/CD MASTERING � Unrivaled in WNC/Upstate. � Local � Affordable � Experienced � Professional � Expertly Equipped. Call (828) 442-6211 or (828) 724-1500. www.blantonemusic.com LAKEHOUSE MUSIC Asheville's only non-profit Recording Studio. � Recording � Mixing � Mastering � Video Production � Management � Marketing � Rehearsal Space. (828) 242-3573. pete @lakehousemusic.org Autos 2008 TOYOTA MATRIX Red 4-door with Garvin GPS and Michelin Tires. 30+ MPG, A WOMAN'S TOUCH "We're all about you!" Call 275-6291. Pet Xchange mileage 49,500. A very roomy car. $11,500. 828-768-4569. email@example.com Classes & Workshops JEWELRY GALLERY NOW OPEN � Repairs, Old stamps, Classes. 375 Depot St. Friday thru Sunday, 11am until 5pm. www.earthspeakarts firstname.lastname@example.org Lost Pets A LOST OR FOUND PET? Free service. 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