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Drivers should take care to avoid killing animals As a lover of nature and of animals, I am constantly disheartened by the amount of roadkill I witness on the roads of Western North Carolina. The senseless death of so many animals seems to be one of the sad side effects of our fast-moving society. In the past few weeks I have witnessed the deaths of four mallard ducks, killed on the same curvy, narrow stretch of North Mills River Road. This is a well-traveled road that enters Pisgah National Forest. It is also a popular spot for ducks. As I drove around this particular bend a few weeks ago, I came upon the dead carcass of a female mallard, its mate standing loyally in the road next to it. I moved the dead carcass to the side of the road and buried it under leaves, thinking this would be the least I could do. Well, for days that male mallard appeared on the side of the road, waiting for its mate. A few days later, it too was dead, killed in the same manner. I suspect lumber trucks, since who else wouldn’t swerve to

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avoid a duck? Well, today I saw another dead female in almost the same exact spot. My heart is heavy from the sight of such a beautiful bird, who has traveled so far, to be laying dead on the road. Surely, we humans can slow down from our high-speed lives and let the creatures that enter our paths pass without being killed. Please slow down for animals, and take the time to enjoy the beauty of nature. J.C. Tripp Asheville

Fingers crossed for park Now that the old garage and all the rest of it has been torn down across from the U.S. Cellular Center, the cleared space and the blue sky above it is a beautiful thing to behold. Surrounded by the Grove Arcade, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the U.S. Cellular Center, the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Pack Library and all the great shops nearby, it could certainly be a perfect place to catch one’s breath, sit on a bench and just take in the wonderful small city that is Asheville. I truly hope the city planners decide to keep this space open and green and full of sunlight despite the money that could be made otherwise. The buildings around it are all worthy of a small park in their midst. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but certainly not holding my breath. Good luck, Asheville! Gardner Hathaway Asheville

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In 1975, my husband Dennis and I drove our baby daughter and all our worldly belongings from Toronto to Halifax and back in our 1966 Volkswagen bus. Since then, we’ve owned a variety of Beetle models, Rabbit models and Squarebacks. That baby girl of ours later learned to drive in a diesel Rabbit! When ArtsNC created the ARTS license plate, I got one of the first ones! VW of Asheville let me test drive a beautiful red tomato on the lot. I fell in love with yet another VW and it matched my arts plate perfectly! Bonus: the trunk had plenty of room for safely transporting artwork. As for me and my Jetta – a perfect match! Volkswagen is just part of our family legacy.

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For a long time, Mountain Xpress has been my kind of paper. The stories are, in my opinion, the ones that should be written and engage our local community in thoughtful discussion on who we are and who we want to be. So many in the Asheville area view Mountain Xpress as our community paper because we feel that it covers the issues we care about. It allows us to connect with community issues and with each other in ways that help us create a better community instead of covering the news from the stand point of institutional or big corporate interests and viewpoints. Recently, however, I have been deeply troubled by the actions of the leadership of the Xpress. At BeLoved Community, we are working people — day laborers, blue-collar, fast-food, custodial, and, construction workers to name a few. In our American context, workers continue to struggle with a minimum wage so far under what the costs of survival actually are. Workers are too often exploited. The exception has been workers who have banded together, organized, and collectively worked for their rights. Much of the rights and protections we enjoy today in the workplace come from workers organizing particularly through worker unions: the 8 hour work day, weekends, sick leave, and ending child labor, for example. On the eve of May Day, where people across the globe celebrate workers, I am deeply troubled that Mountain Xpress has not only turned a deaf ear to its workers but has fired one who sought to organize them. This is a sad day when I feel that I can no longer support what I considered to be “my paper of choice,” one of our most community-oriented papers along with the Urban News. This past week, I was asked to share about our collaborative work at BeLoved through the non-profit edition of the Mountain Xpress. The best I can do is to share with you how we pour out our blood, sweat, and tears to love our neighbors (including and especially workers) and create better living conditions for those who struggle. This is the heart of who we are. I found that morally

I was unable to participate in that story at the exclusion of what has happened at your paper. So I write this letter to the editor to say that we support David Forbes, an excellent reporter, who has embodied the justice we work for daily. Instead of being heard and praised for his efforts to support his co-workers and build a stronger paper, he was fired. David has a big community following because he is so community-oriented. So for many of us this feels like the firing of one of our own, a neighbor truth-teller. And I write to say that we unequivocally support the workers at Mountain Xpress. To spotlight our work of building community and seeking justice while turning a blind eye to the workers at the Xpress is impossible for us. Our integrity and conscience will not allow it. We call on the owners and managers at Mountain Xpress to change course, admit their mistake, stand by one of their finest reporters, support their workers, and again become the paper that we have been proud to support over the years. — Rev. Amy Cantrell Asheville Publisher Jeff Fobes responds: Thanks, Amy, for your heartfelt comments and for valuing the kind of journalism we have been producing for almost 20 years. I agree that organized workers in this country fought for decades to establish the rights and working conditions we take for granted today. But I disagree that Xpress has turned a deaf ear to its workers. We have paid a living wage to everyone for years. We have a long history of being responsive to the people who work here, and we encourage initiative and collaboration on the part of all staff, at all levels and across departments. My door remains open to everyone at Xpress. I would not normally discuss personnel issues publicly, but because the termination of David Forbes has already been made public by him, I will address the concerns you express. We did not fire anyone for trying to organize Xpress workers. David Forbes, who we did fire in April, was let go for two separate and independent reasons: (1) He took copyrighted material belonging to Xpress and self-published it without authorization, and (2) he published disloyal and damaging comments about Xpress, the publisher and the managing editor while in the employ of Xpress. Forbes was paid as an

CARTOON BY BRENT BROWN employee to research and develop the article that he subsequently published on his own. It went through editorial review, he refused the guidance we provided, and we told him we would reassign the story to another reporter. Before we could do so, he published the story on his own on the Internet. I view this as theft of company property, copyright infringement and gross misconduct. Secondly, while I respect a person’s right to voice their opinion, Forbes’ public assertions — that Xpress and its management lack ethics and have betrayed the core purposes of journalism — bear no relationship to whatever labor issues he may have ,and they are patently disloyal and damaging to Xpress. Inasmuch, his comments constitute grounds for termination, independent of his selfpublication of company property. None of this should suggest that Xpress opposes unions. As to Forbes’ union-organizing activities, he had complete freedom to pursue his campaign at Xpress for five months. Our working relationship, however, dissolved when he took company materials and made his disloyal comments. The right to engage in union activity has never been interpreted to encompass the right to appropriate employer property for one’s personal use or to publicly defame the employer’s product.

You needn’t fear that Forbes’ departure will hold back Xpress workers’ ability to organize. If they want to do so, they certainly will. They’re an extremely sharp and self-motivated group of individuals. That’s why we hired them. If they decide that a union is the best route, I’ll back them up. As to my personal opinion, I think a union is not necessary at Xpress, but that’s a separate debate. The impetus for a union at Xpress came, I believe, from internal dissension last year about who would control the paper’s editorial direction — not about working conditions. Everyone who lived through that period will agree it was not a pleasant time. But we’ve come through that, and I believe we are stronger now. There’s always room for improvement, of course. And for that, my door remains open. Producing a good community paper requires a respectful, synergistic workplace, which requires team spirit and two-way communication. I am committed to maintaining, and will defend, these at Xpress.

Ramp it down I look forward to eating ramps every year and was excited to

see them today at my local market. Unfortunately, the roots were still attached to the savory bulbs. Digging them up by the roots kills the plant, which will decimate an already endangered species! Having dug them a time or two myself, I was easily able to leave the roots in the ground by using my thumbnail (or a pocketknife) to slice the bottom. This gives the ramps a chance to return so that we may enjoy them, season after season. Cameron Walker Asheville

Shortage of local reggae hints at lack of diversity After six months in and around Asheville, it did not take the recent article on diversity [“Hidden in Plain View,” April 30, Xpress] to know that there is a lack of it. The lack of reggae music was my clue. An incredible amount of posters and listings for shows, clubs/venues indicates there is a consistently large music scene, yet sadly virtually no real reggae. Very recently on a Friday night at Pisgah Brewery there was a rare show by Reggae Infinity, a band from S.C.; the low attendance of 15 people, half of whom were family of the band members, maybe indicated there is

not a population interested in hearing reggae. They had a good sound and message. I wished that they had played the next day at the crowded birthday fest Pisgah hosted. There was a so-called local “reggae” band who played the first set of the day, but if that is reggae, I am a tall person (I am not). I can appreciate the prevalence of traditional local music, but the amount of garage-style rock gets pretty old.  I would rather listen to silence than most of the bands that play here. To me, the Pisgah party was noise, but then again, I don’t  drink. Not that anyone cares, but if anything keeps me from sticking  around, it would  be the lack of  reggae music, gospel and African- American voices.  I also miss being in a gospel choir. (Thanks to Isis for the recent Afropop show.) Asheville certainly is quite white, with beer a sacred potion,  “foodies” a major self-descriptive  complimentary term, and reggae nonexistent. (I know this is poorly written, but it’s from a device that’s hard to rewrite on.)  As Pablo Moses sings, “music is my desire, it’s what I require.” Black Mountain and Marshall feature wonderful open mics and shows of nonreggae, and they are good, but Asheville’s scene,  for its size, is so undiverse. Wave Krohn Asheville


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Batting a thousand Swannanoa family takes in Tourists BY BECKETT BATHANTI

Some families display report cards, recipes or baby pictures on the refrigerator; the Bartletts have photos of baseball players. Not Willie Mays or Babe Ruth, but minor league lifers and young kids still trying to make it, all sporting Asheville Tourists uniforms. Signed bats, jerseys, hats and baseballs line the wall next to the TV in the living room of the Bartletts’ cozy Swannanoa home. For the past eight years, Gary and Karen Bartlett have been hosting players from the Colorado Rockies’ Class A affiliate, and they have no intention of hanging it up anytime soon. “It would have to be something health-related or money-related to make us stop. We love it,” says Karen. Season ticket holders for many years, the two retired schoolteachers began hosting players in 2007. In 2006, Karen, who taught third grade at Black Mountain Primary for 40 years, invited the entire Tourists team to come visit the school as a part of a rewards program. When only one player showed up, she says she felt personally responsible. But that one player, a pitcher named Zach Simons, took the time to sign autographs for each of the more than 100 students. Touched by his effort, Karen asked to have her picture taken with him. “He said, ‘Only if I get a copy.’ Of course, my heart just fluttered, loving baseball and baseball players,” Karen remembers, grinning. Simons and the Bartletts struck up a friendship that year, and when Gary drove him to the airport at the end of the season, he offered Simons a place to live if he ended up back in Asheville the next year.


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Originally scheduled to move up to the Modesto Nuts, the Rockies’ Class A Advanced affiliate, Simons called the Bartletts three days before the season began to take them up on that offer, and he brought a friend as well. Every summer since then, the Bartletts have hosted anywhere from one to four players. This year’s contingent, a pair of clean-cut, handsome 20-yearolds, are the youngest players the Bartletts have hosted. Outfielder Max White also lived with them last year, and they were happy to welcome him back. “He’s a real nice kid. He is kind of a homebody, doesn’t go out partying a whole lot or anything,” Karen reveals. Not that the Bartletts impose any restrictions on their guests.

HOME BASE: Karen Bartlett, center, and her husband, Gary, rear, love hosting Tourists players in their home each season, including pitcher Zach Jemioloa, left, and outfielder Max White, right. Photo by Cindy Kunst

“We tell them their job is to play baseball. They do that and focus on that, and we will take care of the rest,” says Gary. That entails just about every domestic task one could imagine, including cooking meals for them and doing their laundry. At one point, Karen excuses herself to move a load of clothes from the washer to the dryer.

“She doesn’t have to do that, but she really enjoys it. We do this because we want to,” stresses Gary. The Bartletts never had children, and they take great pride in the kids they’ve hosted over the years. Warmth fills their voices when they chronicle their former guests’ successes, which aren’t always baseballrelated. In fact, only one of their former charges is currently playing major league baseball. Many cities with minor league teams use host-family networks to house players, but that system never materialized in Asheville until the Bartletts started doing it. “We just kind of fell into it and really, really, really liked it,” Gary explains. The Bartletts receive no compensation from the team and mostly get their guests via word of mouth.


SpECiAl SONS OF SUMMER The day before this year’s home opener, pitcher Zach Jemiola sauntered from the clubhouse into the midmorning sunshine wearing a Reebok pullover and a camo Colorado Rockies hat. “Max told me about them and they sounded really nice, oldschool like my own parents, so I thought I would give it a shot,” Jemiola said, in between dispensing thick streams of tobacco spit into a cup. The San Diego native met White when they both played for the Grand Junction Rockies last year. Early in the season, White got called up to the Tourists. He initially planned to share an apartment with teammates, but it filled up, so he decided to give the Bartletts a try after a former teammate who’d lived with them recommended it. “They love it. You can really tell they enjoy having you there,” said White, sporting a small gold cross on a chain around his neck. Often, the Bartletts find themselves playing host to most of the team, not just the players living with them. One Saturday after a home game, the Bartletts purchased a mixed martial arts fight on payper-view, and players and their girlfriends all came to watch. So many people showed up that they had to push the couches to the far walls and bring in extra seating. “That was one of the best memories, because everyone was so at ease and it was so fun,” Gary recalls. Over the years, the Bartletts have amassed a network of former players throughout the country that keeps them busy with weddings in the offseason. In September, Gary will travel to Seattle for Simons’ nuptials. “How many 55-year-old men are in a 28-year-old’s wedding?” asks Karen, chuckling. The Bartletts act as surrogate parents for six months out of the year and maintain they get at least as much out of the arrangement as the players do. “We call these guys our ‘sons of summer,’” says Karen. “We are a family from April to September, and we stay attached to them.” X UNCA Asheville senior Beckett Bathanti, a mass-communication major, can be reached at

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Out of the city and into the woods Trailblazer program helps low-income youth For the past three summers, Nicole Hinebaugh has led a group of children from Asheville’s public housing neighborhoods down the hiking trails of Western North Carolina. This year, she needs extra help from volunteers to keep the program — the Trailblazers Outdoor Adventure Club — going strong. Most of these children have never seen the luscious greenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Hinebaugh cites this as one of the main reasons local nonprofit Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation founded Trailblazers. “Honestly, we realized that a lot of the children didn’t know about these any of these places,” Hinebaugh explains. “And not just the children,” she continues. “Adults that have grown up here — natives to this area — haven’t been to these places because … first of all, you have to know that they exist. Somebody has to show you they’re there,” she says. “But also you have to be able to have access to private transportation to get there. You just have to. So if you don’t, it’s like this whole other world.” The eight-week program — in which about two dozen kids take hikes and excursions to local farms (and overnight camping at the end of the season) — starts in late June, but this year, Hinebaugh notes a big change. “The earlier that I can start getting people’s awareness up about it, the better because, well, I am six months pregnant,” she says. “Come trailblazers time, I’m going to be going out to have my baby. Ordinarily … I lead almost all the hikes myself and then rely on a lot of volunteers to help fill in for all the adults so we have a good ratio. And I can’t do that this year. So what I need is support.” And for her volunteers, Hinebaugh asks for adults with creative ideas. “I would like … to invite folks to come in and participate more in planning the activities once we get out there. There are some things we do like plant iden-

ON THE TRAIL: Trailblazers Tahtiona and Diamond rest near the base of Triple Falls during the 2013 hiking and exploration series. This year, volunteers are needed to help the kids trade the city for the mountains (and its waterfalls). Photo courtesy of Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation.

tification and tree identification,” she says. “But I think it would be really fun if we had, like, scavenger hunts or some things like that. “I do like to keep it as loosely structured as possible so that the children have time to get out there and build their own relationships with nature — go explore, go creekwalk (within eyesight of an adult), play in the waterfall, learn how to swim, climb on the rocks, sunbathe on the rocks — whatever it is that you’re doing,” Hinebaugh continues. “Without having specific programming every minute of the day, it gives them the opportunity to really explore and relax and just enjoy, as opposed to making it like school in the woods.” The idea is to give participating kids time to splash and play on the rocks and in the cool waters for the first time and enjoy their

summers out of the city by learning to swim and bonding with nature. The summer program starts with two endurance hikes — one long hike down Laurel River and one uphill hike up to Sam Knob in Black Balsam, “just to see where everybody is,” says Hinebaugh. And because so many of the hikes lead the children and volunteers to natural swimming holes, some being fed by rushing waterfalls and mossy mountain streams, Hinebaugh designed the program to include swimming lessons, which conclude at the end of the summer with a pool party that lets the children demonstrate what they’ve learned. “We want to test everyone’s swimming ability,” she says. “We administer four tests: on top of the water distance, underwater distance, floating on your back and treading water. To be honest, most [participating] children cannot

tread water at all — they haven’t ever tried. So their swimming ability varies all over the place.” But, Hinebaugh says, “every time we go out to the waterfalls or we go to the pool, we’ll work with the kids individually and in a group. It’s not so serious that it’s not fun. We’ll just teach them the technique. … It’s not super formal because they’re in water almost every day. They pick it up.” The program runs on a budget of $3,000, which covers lunches and snacks for the kids, four days a week for two four-week sessions, as well as transportation costs to make the trips into the mountains. Each hike requires at least two volunteers, with one paid staff member to lead. At the end of the summer, the children are led on a backpacking trip to experience WNC overnight — the fireflies, the campfires, the s’mores and the noises of nocturnal critters. “We take the top 10 or 12 hikers for the year,” Hinebaugh says. “There are children that show up every single day, and they just hike their little hearts out. And then there are some children that show up more sporadically — when they feel like it or when they have time. Because we can’t take 24 children camping, we choose the ones that have the best participation — and, honestly, the best behavior, because we want that to be an incentive too. “Last year it poured on us the whole time, and it was still so much fun.” Hinebaugh and the foundation are dedicated to making lasting memories for these children, she says — swim lessons, hikes, farm visits collecting honey and picking berries, camping trips and pool parties. But their summer memories don’t have to fade with time, she says. “We take lots of pictures while

we’re out of the children playing and hiking and camping. And at the end of the year, we have materials and supplies donated to have a scrapbooking party so that the kids can come and make their own scrapbook so they have a keepsake of their summer. “They love it so much,” Hinebaugh says. “Sometimes [out on the trails] they’re like, ‘Oh I’m bored,’ and I’ll say, ‘Really? Would you rather be bored here swimming and playing and splashing or be bored back at Hillcrest?’” During the summer, Hinebaugh says, some public housing units are “hot. They don’t have ceiling fans. They don’t have AC. And it’s on a hill — all the bedrooms are upstairs. It’s just hot in the summer — people are getting grumpy, there’s a little bit of an escalation of fights. People are feeling just agitated and uncomfortable.” “When we take these kids away from that environment for the hottest part of the day,” she continues, “sometimes where we go the temperature difference is 20 degrees, and so they come back and they’re all refreshed. They got to chill in the water. They had their adventure. They’re a little worn out because they got some good exercise. They got to swim. They’re feeling pretty good. “They come back into their community, and it’s like a breath of fresh air. What they bring with them — that spirit and that energy that they bring with them back into the community has a ripple effect.” X

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LAWSUIT CHALLENGES AMENDMENT ONE ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Local clergy joined in filing a groundbreaking new lawsuit April 28 alleging that North Carolina’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutionally restricts religious freedom by barring clergy from performing wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. “As senior minister, I am often asked to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples in my congregation. My denomination — the United Church of Christ — authorizes me to perform these ceremonies. But Amendment One denies my religious freedom by prohibiting me from exercising this right,” says the Rev. Joe Hoffman, senior minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Asheville and a plaintiff in the case. This case opens a new front in marriage-equality litigation: It is the only case to bring First Amendment religious-freedom claims among the 66 marriage-equality cases pending in courts nationally, according to a press release from the Campaign for Southern Equality, an Ashevillebased nonprofit that promotes LGBT rights. The United Church of Christ is a Protestant denomination with nearly 1 million members nationally. The institution has supported samesex marriage since 2005. The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, president and general minister of the UCC, says, “The United Church of Christ has a rich history of boldly joining faith and

action, and we filed this landmark lawsuit against the state of North Carolina to protect the religious freedom of our ministers — one of the essential freedoms of all Americans,” according to a press release. Amendment One, supported overwhelmingly by North Carolina voters in 2012, criminalizes ministers who perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. “The core protection of the First Amendment is that government may not regulate religious beliefs or take sides in religious controversies,” says Jonathan Martel, a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, one of the law firms representing the plaintiffs. “Marriage performed by clergy is a spiritual exercise and expression of faith essential to the values and continuity of the religion that government may regulate only where it has a compelling interest.” However, Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, which opposes same-sex marriage, dismissed the action as “the lawsuit of the week.” “Moreover, it’s both ironic and sad that an entire religious denomination and its clergy who purport holding to Christian teachings on marriage would look to the courts to justify their errant beliefs,” she added in her media statement. “These individuals are simply revisionists that distort the teaching of Scripture to justify sexual revolution, not marital sanctity.” The legal action immediately drew national media coverage and debate at a variety of outlets, including The New York Times and Huffington Post.

BASKING IN THE MOOGLIGHT Asheville was also in the national spotlight last week as a wave of media coverage came out on Moogfest, the local five-day festival dedicated to exploring the synthesis of technology, art and music. “Geekiness reigned” at the event, declared New York Times writer Jon Pareles, as he highlighted musical performances from Chic, Blondes and Dan Deacon. Meanwhile, The Guardian in London reported: “Like Austin, Texas or Olympia, Washington, Asheville is an outpost of crunchy in an otherwise un-granola-ed state,” adding that the town “is becoming famous for its cultural event” and calling it “as much a technology conference as a music festival.” That was the hope of Moog Music President Mike Adams, who took the lead in redoing the event this year to encompass more than music. At an economic panel discussion at the festival, he said he hopes the international media attention would help draw entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in the area. And in a press release afterward, he said the groundwork had been laid for success. “For me personally, Moogfest was a rewarding experience in so many ways, from the 300 students and teachers who were able to attend the daytime conference programming, to spending time with startups and businesses from across the state, I feel the groundwork has been laid for Moogfest and Asheville to be beacons for creativity and technology,” Adams said. Moog Music is in the process of working with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce to compile an economic-impact report on the festival’s benefits to the local economy. In order for it to continue and grow, Adams, who spent roughly $3 million on the event, has said more public support will be needed. This year Asheville and Buncombe County governments chipped in $180,000 in grants and in-kind donations to make it happen. For comprehensive coverage of Moogfest visit topic/moogfest2014. X


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Calendar Deadlines In order to qualify for a FREE LISTING, an event must benefit or be sponsored by a nonprofit or noncommercial community group. In the spirit of Xpress’ commitment to support the work of grassroots community organizations, we will also list events our staff consider to be of value or interest to the public, including local theater performances and art exhibits even if hosted by a for-profit group or business. All events must cost no more than $40 to attend in order to qualify for free listings, with the one exception of events that benefit nonprofits. Commercial endeavors and promotional events do not qualify for free listings. FREE LISTINGS will be edited by Xpress staff to conform to our style guidelines and length. Free listings appear in the publication covering the date range in which the event occurs. Events may be submitted via EMAIL to or through our ONLINE submission form at mountainx. com/calendar. The deadline for free listings is the Wednesday one week prior to publication at 5 p.m. For a full list of community calendar guidelines, please visit calendar. For questions about free listings, call 251-1333, ext. 110. For questions about paid calendar listings, please call 251-1333, ext. 320.

ANIMALS BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE EVENTS 505-3440, • SU (5/11) through FR (5/16) - Pet food drive hosted by Asheville Area Pet Sitters.  Dropoffs at Edna's of Asheville, Waggers Dog Depot and Avenue M. Stock. PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP 258-3229 For anyone who has lost or is anticipating the death of a pet. Free. • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - 1 Edwin Place. Free.

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FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES CLASSIC HIKES: On Tuesday, May 13, author Danny Bernstein will lead an 8-mile hike to the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, home of old-growth hardwood trees and Ramsey Cascades, a towering 100-foot waterfall — the tallest in the park. The hike’s $35 registration fee ($10 for members) benefits the Trails Forever and the Woolly Adelgid suppression programs. Details for meet up and carpool locations in Asheville and Waynesville will be given upon registration. Photo courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (p.16)

benefit this Waynesville community garden during the Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival. Contact for drop-off times & locations. HOMINY VALLEY CRISIS MINISTRY OF ABCCM 667-8467, • SA (5/10), 8am-10am - Pancake breakfast to benefit the ministry's emergency assistance programs for impoverish families. $7. Held at Fatz Cafe, 25 Spartan Dr. INGRID'S FOOD PANTRY BENEFIT • FR (5/9), 5-7pm - Spaghetti dinner to benefit supporting hungry families. $7. Held at West Asheville Presbyterian, 690 Haywood Road. 'SPRING FLING' FOR ARC OF BUNCOMBE 253-1255, syreetahargrove@ • WE (5/7), 6-9pm - Ticket sales to this food and music event support scholarships for children to attend summer camp. $35. Held


at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. 'UNDER THE STARS' SOIREE 254-7162, • TH (5/8), 6-9pm - Tickets to this nighttime music party benefit Colburn Earth Science Museum. $25/$20 advance. Held at Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square WALK TO END LUPUS NOW 877-849-8271, • Through (5/16) - Registration is open for this May 17 event for Lupus Foundation of America. Participants agree to raise $100.

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY SCORE COUNSELORS TO SMALL BUSINESS 271-4786, Held in A-B Tech's Small Business Center, Enka campus. Registration required. Free. • SA (5/10), 9am-noon - "Simple

Steps to Starting a Business." • WE (5/14), 6-9pm - "How to Start a Nonprofit Entity." Held at Arden site.

CLASSES, MEETINGS & EVENTS ARTSPACE CHARTER SCHOOL 2030 U.S. 70, Swannanoa, 2982787, • TH (5/8), 6-8pm - Town hall meeting with community input requested for developing the school's strategic plan. ASHEVILLE MAKERS • TUESDAYS, 6-8:30pm - Weekly social held at Asheville Pizza, 77 Coxe Ave. CHILDREN FIRST/CIS TOUR 768-2072, • TU (5/13), 8am-1pm - “Child Watch Tour” helps participants understand transit system chal-

lenges that affect children and families. $15/$10 "lunch only." Held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. GOODWILL CAREER CLASSES 828-298-9023, ext. 1106 • TUESDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9am-noon - Adult basic education/ high school equivalency classes. Registration required. • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-8:30pm - ESL classes. Registration required. • ONGOING - Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25. • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 12:30-3:30pm - Medical office support career classes. Registration required. HENDERSON COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM Main St., Hendersonville, 6941619, hendersoncountymuseum. org • Through WE (12/31) - Coming

of the Railroad, Civil War exhibit. Free. HENDERSONVILLE PAPER SHREDDING 697-3088, • WE (5/14), 9-10:30am Hendersonville residents are invited to use shredders for sensitive documents. Free with donation of canned goods or toiletries to benefit Storehouse or IAM. Held at Patton Park, 59 E. Clairmont Drive, Hendersonville. HENDERSONVILLE SISTER CITIES • WE (5/7), 6-7:30pm - "In Spring We Dream of Paris" presentation. Held at Henderson County Public Library , 301 N. Washington St. LAND OF SKY TOASTMASTERS • TUESDAYS, 7am - Meets at the Reuter YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd.

NO ROOF LEFT BEHIND 628-0390, noroofleftbehind. com, • Through MO (6/30) Community members may nominate deserving families or individuals in Buncombe, Henderson or Haywood counties to receive a new roof as part of this national campaign. WESTERN CAROLINIANS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST • WE (5/14), 9:30am Meets at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. WNC KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS FOR OTHERS 575-9195 • MO (5/12), 7-9pm - All levels welcome. Held at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3070 Sweeten Creek Rd. WNC ORCHID SOCIETY • SU (5/11), 2pm - Held at Asheville Eye Associates, 8 Medical Park Dr. YOUTH OUTRIGHT • SUNDAYS, 4-6pm - Weekly meeting for LGBTQ youth and straight allies. Held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St.

DANCE CLASSES WITH DANCECLUB (pd.) Tuesdays: 6:30pm: Jazz/ Funk: Dance and Sweat to Beyonce, starting May 13! • Wednesdays: 6pm, Beginner Modern, 4 Week Series starts May 7. • Wednesdays, 7:30pm, Burlesque Choreography, Starts May 7 • Thursdays: 10am: Booty Camp exercise class! • Pre-register: (828) 275-8628 or or STUDIO ZAHIYA, DOWNTOWN DANCE CLASSES (pd.) Tuesday 9am Hip Hop Wrkt 6pm Bellydance 1 7pm Bellydance 2 8pm West African • Wednesday 6pm Bellydance 3 • Thursday 9am Hip Hop Wrkt 10am Bellydance Wrkt 4pm Kid's Dance 5pm Teen Dance 6pm AfroBrazilian 7pm West African • Sunday 5:15pm Yoga • $13 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. :: (828) 242-7595 INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING 350-2051 Free. • MONDAYS, 2:15-4pm Held at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road.

ECO DANCE BEGINNER SWING DANCING LESSONS (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $10/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www.

BLUE RIDGE NATURALIST NETWORK • TU (5/13), 5:30-7:30pm - A discussion of reptile preservation efforts. Held at Asheville Friends Meetinghouse, 227 Edgewood Rd. WILMA DYKEMAN LEGACY SPRING SERIES

• SA (5/10), 3pm - Discussion of Tennessee River Valley, part of Water Troubles & Water Solutions: Western North Carolina Water in Context. Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St.

FESTIVALS AHEPA MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON 253-3754, holytrinityasheville. com • SU (5/11), 11am-2pm - Portion of the proceeds from this traditional greek meal will benefit the organization's philanthropic causes. Held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Ave., Ashevile NUESTRO CENTRO MOTHER'S DAY FESTIVAL 273-6823, • TH (5/8), 3:30-7pm - Includes music and traditional Mexican food & folk dance. Held at Emma Elementary School, 37 Brickyard Road. WELCOME CENTER'S TOURISM DAY 689-4257 • FR (5/9), 10am-2pm Includes food, music, clogging, craft demonstrations. Free. Held at I-26W NC Welcome Center, Mile Marker 6, Mars Hill WHOLE BLOOMIN' THING SPRING FESTIVAL 734-7723 • SA (5/10), 9am-4pm Features growers, plants, crafts, music, food, and kids' activities. Proceeds benefit improvements to the Frog Level District. Held on Depot Street, Waynesville.

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GARDENING AMERICAN PAULOWNIA ASSOCIATION 301-790-2372, palownia@erols. com • FR (5/9), 8am-5pm - Includes information on timber certification, product manufacturing and Cherokee traditions. Held at Comfort Suites, 800 Brevard Road. ASHEVILLE GARDEN CLUB 550-3459 • WE (5/7), 10am - Discussion of annual and perennial herbs and herb gardens. Call for directions.  BUNCOMBE COUNTY EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS 255-5522, • SA (5/10), 10am-2pm - Plants and roses sale. Located at parking lot of Red Cross Building, 100 Edgewood Road.

Celebrate discovery WHAT: “Under the Stars” soiree benefit WHERE: Park Place Education Arts & Sciences Center WHEN: Thursday, May 8, from 6-9 p.m. WHY: The “Under the Stars” get-together will benefit the Colburn Earth Science Museum and feature live music, food and drinks from the top restaurants in the area and the opportunity to take an on-site tour of the museum’s exhibits. Music will be provided by Brushfire Stankgrass, with beer and wine from Catawba Brewing and Skyland Distributing. Also planned for the soiree is a photo booth, raffle prizes and 44-million-year-old geodes avail-


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able for purchase — all proceeds going toward the museum to keep costs low so that as many schools in the Asheville area as possible can afford its education programs. The “Under the Stars” event replaces an annual gem and mineral festival previously held by the museum, and will be organized by Asheville Affiliates. “We really hope this will raise our visibility in the community,” said Vicky Ballard, executive director of Colburn. “We are here to promote science literacy and science education for adults and children.” Tickets purchased before the event are $20, and tickets purchased at the door are $25. Visit colburnmuseum. for more information regarding the Colburn museum, its education programs and the “Under the Stars” celebration. — Tanner Hall


HAYWOOD COUNTY EXTENSION CENTER 589 Raccoon Rd. Suite 118, Waynesville, 456-3575, • Through (5/15), 9am-noon Haywood County Plant Clinic open to answer questions about plants. N.C. ARBORETUM 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, 665-2492, ncarboretum. org. $12 gate fee for nonmember vehicles. • SA (5/10), 8am-5pm - Dahlia tuber and mum plant sale.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS BLUE RIDGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN & BUNCOMBE COUNTY REPUBLICAN MEN 230-1444 • 2nd THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - Registration required for optional dinner: 6 pm, $18. Held at The Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. Free. BUNCOMBE COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN 828-337-47189, madilujen@ • 2nd THURSDAYS, 11:30am Meeting held at The Corner Stone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road. HENDERSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY 692-6424, • FR (5/9), 5:30-7:30pm - Marty Katz support dinner. Held at Two Guys Pizza, 121 W. Barnwell St. $15. • TU (5/13), 4:30-6pm -

Women's meeting. Held at Three Chopt Restaurant, 103 Third Ave. East, Hendersonville. • WE (5/14), 9am - Discussion Group meeting. Held at Mike's on Main, 303 N. Main St, Hendersonville

KIDS DANCE CLASSES AT BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS 669-0930, blackmountainarts. org. 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. $40 per month. Registration required. • THURSDAYS, 3:30-4:30pm Kids in Motion. Ages 3 to 5. • MONDAYS, 4-5pm & THURSDAYS, 4:30-5:30pm Beginners Hip Hop. Ages 6-10. • SATURDAYS, 9am - Ballet. Ages 3 and up. • MONDAYS, 5-6pm - Tween dance. Ages 11-15. DANCING BEAR TOYS 255-8697, dancingbeartoys. com Two locations: 518 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, and 418 N. Main St., Hendersonville • MO (5/5) through SU (5/11) - Screen-Free Week activities. Free. Wed.-Sat.: 3:30-4:40pm; Sun.:1-2pm. LEGO CLUB AT THE LIBRARY 250-4700 • WE (5/14), 3:30pm - For ages 6-12. Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. TEK-KIDS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CLUB 250-4700, • SATURDAYS through (5/31), 1pm - For students of all ages. Bring a laptop or portable device. Free. Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. YOUTH GARDEN CLUB AT THE STEPHENS-LEE CENTER 350-2058, • FRIDAYS through (5/30), 4-5pm - Held in the George Washington Carver Edible Garden, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.

OUTDOORS HORSEBACK RIDING INSTRUCTION (pd.) By retired horse show judge. Learn to ride correctly for pleasure or show. All levels-your stable/horse or mine. Call 450-2724. Email: or visit www.horsebackhill.webs. com

DUPONT STATE RECREATIONAL FOREST Entrance: 1400 Staton Rd., Cedar Mountain, 877-6527, • SA (5/10) & SU (5/11), 9am2:30pm - "Tour de Falls," a shuttle bus tour to three waterfalls and Lake Julia. Buses depart every 30 minutes from the event parking area. $6. FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES 452-0720, friendsofthesmokies. org, • TU (5/13) - 'Classic Hike of the Smokies,' with author Danny Bernstein. $10/$35 non-members. Registration required for time and meeting locations. N.C. ARBORETUM 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, 665-2492, ncarboretum. org $12 gate fee for non-member vehicles. • FR (5/9), 8am-5pm - National Public Gardens Day. Parking fee waved with coupon from PISGAH ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1 PARI Dr., Rosman, 862-5554, • FR (5/9), 7pm - Presentation on observing planets with the naked eye. $20. Reservations required.

PARENTING FIRST PARENT CENTER WORKSHOP 277-1315, • FR (5/9), 9am-3:30pm - For families with disabilities. "Strategies for Addressing Disruptive Behavior and Social Skills." $25. Registration required.

PUBLIC LECTURES PUBLIC LECTURES AT UNCA • WE (5/14), 11:30am - “Proton Therapy.” Reuter Center.

SENIORS ADULT FORUM AT FCC 692-8630, fcchendersonville. org • SU (5/11), 9:15am - A discussion of human trafficking. Held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. LECTURES AT OLLI AT UNCA 251-6600,

• FR (5/9), 11:30am - “Living Well: Getting Vested in Growing Older Right (VIGOR)." Reuter Center. • (5/9), 3pm - 'Symphony Talk' with Asheville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Daniel Meyer. In the Reuter Center. Free.

SPIRITUALITY ABOUT THE TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION TECHNIQUE: FREE INTRODUCTORY LECTURE (pd.) Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation. Learn about the authentic TM technique. It's not concentrating, trying to be mindful, or common mantra practice. It's an effortless, non-religious, evidencebased technique for heightened well-being and a spiritually fulfilled life. The only meditation recommended by the American Heart Association. • Topics: How the major forms of meditation differ—in practice and

results; What science says about TM, stress, anxiety and depression; Meditation and brain research; What is Enlightenment? • Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut. 828-254-4350 or AIM MEDITATION CLASSES (pd.) Ramp up your meditation practice with AIM’s Meditation’s Classes: Mindfulness 101- Basics of Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness 102 - More advanced, intermediate class. Class dates and times: www. events, (828) 808-4444 ASHEVILLE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION CENTER (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 252-0538 or www.ashevilleccc. com • 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm.

ASHEVILLE INSIGHT MEDITATION (pd.) Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. Learn how to get a Mindfulness Meditation practice started. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. 7pm – 8:30. Asheville Insight Meditation, 29 Ravenscroft Dr, Suite 200, (828) 8084444, ASHEVILLE OPEN HEART MEDITATION (pd.) Deepen your experience of living a heart centered life. Connect with your spiritual heart and the peace residing within. Free, 7pm Tuesdays, 5 Covington St., 296-0017, 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.

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GURDJIEFF: THE FOURTH WAY (pd.) In search of the miraculous? What are the possibilities of inner evolution? New groups forming for those who wish to pursue inner work. (828) 232-2220. LOOKING FOR GENUINE SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE AND HELP? (pd.) We are in a beautiful area about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville,very close to Warren Wilson College. www. 828-299-4359

Supporting adult education with A-B Tech In our new section, local nonprofits tell us about their programs and the volunteering opportunities that are currently available. This week Martha Bell, communications specialist for Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, talks about the critical need for volunteers to assist in the Adult Basic Skills and High School Equivalency Program held at Goodwill in West Asheville. Mountain Xpress: Tell us about the program. Ball: Formerly referred to as GED, the Adult Basic Skills and High School Equivalency Program readies students who have not graduated high school to acquire the necessary skills to take the tests to receive a high school equivalency credential. This gives them the ability to find lucrative employment or even enroll in college. Can you give us some examples of what a volunteer would do? In this area, volunteers support the instructors with clerical support, in-class and out-of-classroom tutoring, instruction and orientation. Volunteers also contribute their prior experiences to the learning process. What are the requirements for participating in the program? Volunteers must be friendly,


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non-judgmental and proficient in math, English or social studies. They must be willing to commit to at least once a week at two-hour intervals and able to teamwork with staff. Does A-B Tech have any other volunteering needs right now? A-B Tech currently has 21 areas needing volunteer support. Among these is the facilitated pet therapy teams on campus. These registered therapy dogs supply emotional support and “stress relief” to students, faculty and staff on a weekly basis. There is also a need for volunteers in Basic Skills Compensatory Education, where volunteers assist teachers in classrooms. Retired special education teachers would be most useful in this program. Anyone interested in exploring the dozens of volunteer opportunities at A-B Tech should contact the volunteer and intern services coordinator to be matched with a department where their skills and talents will be best appreciated. Active volunteers may also be invited into the Mentor Program. There are 21 areas in need of volunteer support. For more information about A-B Tech’s volunteering opportunities, visit X


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION (pd.) "ASHEVILLE INSIGHT MEDITATION Deepen your authentic presence, and cultivate a happier, more peaceful mind by practicing Insight (Vipassana) Meditation in a supportive community. Group Meditation. Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Sundays, 10am11:30pm. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville, (828) 8084444, www.ashevillemeditation. com MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm: Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Ave. (off Merrimon). Donation. Info: 2583241. ASHEVILLE CENTER FOR TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION 165 E. Chestnut, 254-4350, • THURSDAYS, 6:30 pm Introductory lectures on transcendental meditation. Free. ASHEVILLE HARE KRISHNA 506-0996, gopalonetwo@ • SUNDAYS, noon - Includes chanting, discussion and a vegetarian meal. Free. Held at Kuntao Arts, 211 Merrimon Ave. ASHEVILLE SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE 369-0630, dreamtimejourneys. net • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-9pm Shamanic Journey experience required. $10. Registration required. CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING ASHEVILLE 2 Science Mind Way, 231-7638,

• MONDAYS through (6/16), 7-9pm - "The Law of Attraction & Creation," with Dr. Barbara Waterhouse. Free to attend. ECKANKAR CENTER OF ASHEVILLE 797 Haywood Rd., 254-6775, • SU (5/11), 11am - Community HU song. Free. ECKHART TOLLE DISCUSSION GROUP • MONDAYS,7-9pm - Meetings include viewing of video interviews with Eckhart Tolle, meditation and discussion. Held at Insight Counseling, 25 Orange St. MAHA SHAKTI MANDIR 11 Sand Hill Court, facebook. com/mahashaktimandir • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm Arati, chanting and spiritual discourse. • SATURDAYS, 6-8pm - Shiva and Sri Chakra Puja. MOUNTAIN ZEN PRACTICE CENTER 450-3621,, • TUESDAYS, 7-8:30pm Conscious compassionate awareness meditation and group discussion. Contact for directions. WOMEN'S BOOK STUDY AND DISCUSSION GROUP 277-6400 • MONDAYS, 7-8:30pm Meets at Seacoast Asheville, 123 Sweeten Creek Road. Registration required.

SPOKEN & WRITTEN WORD BUNCOMBE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: •FV = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) •PM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 2504700) •SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488)  •SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486)  •WV = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482)  •WA = West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road, 2504750). • TH (5/1) through SA (5/10) Half-price book sale to benefit

the library. SW. • WE (5/7), 5pm - Swannanoa Knitters, a casual knitting group. SW. • WE (5/7), 3pm - Book Club: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. WV. • TH (5/8), 1pm - Book Club: The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. FV. • TH (5/8), 7pm - Book club: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. FV. • TH (5/8), 7pm - Friends of the Library Meeting. WA. • SA (5/10), 10am- Book club: The Life of Pi by Yann Martell. WA • TU (5/13), 7pm - Storyteller David Novak. WV • WE (5/14), 10am - Sewing group. SW CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 5869499, • FR (5/9), 6:30pm - Author Sallie Bissell discusses her book Deadliest of Sins. MALAPROP'S BOOKSTORE AND CAFE 55 Haywood St., 254-6734, Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • TH (5/8), 7pm - Francine Prose discusses her book Lovers at the Chameleon Club. • SA (5/10), 3pm - Harriet the Spy party. • SA (5/10), 7pm - Zach Lazar discusses his novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant. • TU (5/13), 7pm - Tim and Lynne Martin discuss Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World. • WE (5/14), 7pm - Illustrator Charles Vess discusses Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairytale. • WE (5/14), 7pm - Salon discussion of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. OPEN MIC NIGHT • SATURDAYS, 3-5pm - For poets and writers. Held at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. SPELLBOUND CHILDREN'S BOOKSHOP 50 N. Merrimon Ave., 7087570, Spellbound Children's Bookstore • SATURDAYS, 11-11:30am Story time. Ages 2-6. Free.

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STORY BY JORDAN FOLTZ Last October, folks in more than 50 cities around the world sat down to map out their local “shared economies” — goods and services that are available to anyone and that encourage common ownership and investment. Spearheaded by the San Francisco-based Shareable, these “map jams” used a map-making tool kit developed by the nonprofit to organize information about each community’s common resources: parks, libraries, cooperatives, credit unions, community gardens and other assets whose use is not tied to a fixed monetary exchange. Shared economies are based on collaboration — the belief that collective ownership of resources leads to their most effective use. In such systems, advocates say, individuals don’t have to struggle as much to find what they need or make available what they have to offer. The overall goal is not individual profit but providing the maximum benefit to all with the least amount of waste. In Asheville, the movement took a big step forward with the launch of the REAL Cooperative’s online SHARE Asheville

Mapping Asheville’s shared economy

Community Map, which went live April 2. The inaugural version is the fruit of what 20 local activists set in motion during Asheville’s own map jam last fall. REAL Cooperative co-founder Tom Llewellyn formally launched the local map at an April 15 Transition Asheville event, pointing out that it’s particularly robust compared with the ones other jams have produced. The Asheville map includes 170 local businesses, organizations and public facilities, grouped under seven categories: commons, finance, food, health, libraries, reuse and services. Each of the listed entities “must provide a benefit to the community and be engaged in the sharing economy,” Llewellyn explained, either by being part of the commons, representing a peerpeer exchange, offering a sliding fee scale, providing a free service, or being a consumer- or worker-owned cooperative. The new map links Asheville to a global movement that is itself being mapped by Shareable’s Sharing Cities Network. “If you were traveling to one of these cities and didn’t want to necessarily support the tourist economy, but wanted to … support the local sharing economy and collaborative institutions, you can click on any one of these cities’ pages and find out what’s going on,” Llewellyn said. “Sharing is a practical and logical solution to many of the challenges we are currently facing,” he said. “It simultane-

“Sharing is a practical and logical solution to many of the challenges we are currently facing. It simultaneously increases access to wealth, reduces waste and strengthens the social fabric within communities.” — TOM LLEWELLYN, REAL COOPERATIVE

ously increases access to wealth, reduces waste and strengthens the social fabric within communities.”



PIECES OF THE PUZZLE While the share map may be a novel development, the nonprofits that it lists are well-versed in the underlying principles of sharing. You see it in these groups’ commitment to making services accessible to people in need, and also in the way that they network with other institutions to expand their reach and form a more connected community web. Celeste Collins, executive director of OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling, says collaboration is vital to the local nonprofit’s outreach and overall effectiveness. “I like to envision us as a piece of the puzzle,” says Collins. “We have other terrific nonprofits — the YWCA, Helpmate, Our VOICE, Pisgah Legal — who are working on other parts of clients’ lives, and so the neat thing is that when they run across somebody who has debt, who might need a reverse mortgage, who’s facing foreclosure, they say, ‘Call OnTrack.’” Asheville, she notes, has a particular need for her agency’s services: The hip, pretty boomtown tourists see doesn’t always reflect the struggle many residents face just staying afloat here. “We are one of the highest-cost housing areas in the whole state,” Collins points out, “and for folks to be able to incorporate the housing costs, they’ve got to be really specific with their budget. You can’t just take these national percentages and plug them in and think it’s going to work in Asheville.” Many different situations, says Collins, can trigger financial instability, so it’s important to network with institutions that serve those specific niches. “We work with the Goodwill re-entry program, people who are coming back after having been incarcerated; with Mountain Housing Opportunities, putting people into homes or rentals; and we’re doing some really cool stuff with local employers who’ve realized that if they have a stressed out workforce due to financial issues, it’s harder for them to focus on their jobs,” Collins explains. Those connections with other community organizations, she says, add value to OnTrack’s services. But while providing quality services is vital, making them as accessible as possible is equally so. Highlighting these organizations on the map, says Llewellyn, will help them in two primary ways. “First, they’ll be recognized as supporting the sharing economy aimed at community benefit; and second, they’ll gain further exposure to potential clients, participants and members.”








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REACHING FOR BIGGER THINGS Like many people, Erinn Hartley, artistic director of Anam Cara Theatre Company, chose Asheville not for the financial opportunities it offered but because she saw it as a place where she could share her passion: producing avantgarde theater to help build culture and community. Hartley is excited about the SHARE Asheville Map’s potential to help Anam Cara reach its target demographic. “Community is huge for us,” she says. “One of the common things that people on our advisory board bring to the table is that they’d heard of us but didn’t know how to find us. I think [the map] is definitely a resource for people who are looking for the type of theater that we do.” Increasing attendance and participation, Hartley explains, helps meet

on some of the things that work with our mission as well as theirs. It allows them to apply for grants, and then those grants count as part of our income as a nonprofit — which helps in a lot of ways, because if our operating budget is a little bit higher, then we can reach for some bigger things.”

This is a generalized graphic. To view the interactive SHARE Asheville Community Map, go to realcooperative. org. Graphic by Laura Barry

the company’s goals for expression and social impact while also facilitating more diverse funding streams. Anam Cara recently joined forces with Toy Boat Community Art Space in Biltmore for joint showcase performances. Besides combining both groups’ core audiences, the collaboration has resulted in Anam Cara’s becoming Toy Boat’s fiscal agent. “It’s a deal that works really well for us both,” notes Hartley. “We work together

PITCHING IN Sue Brooks and Mimi Murphy of All Souls Counseling Center also see community connection as vital to their success. “I’ve had several individuals say, ‘I’m where I am today because of the therapist I saw and the work that I did at All Souls,’” Murphy reports. “That’s a success story, and that’s where you see mental wellness really contributing to the community as a


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“I like to envision us as a piece of the puzzle.” — CELESTE COLLINS, ONTRACK FINANCIAL EDUCATION & COUNSELING

whole and to the workforce community’s health.” “We see over 1,100 people a year and provide over 8,500 sessions,” says Brooks, adding, “Mental or nervous depression or anxiety is the second leading cause of loss of work in our country.” The center’s success has always relied on the Asheville community’s sense of common capital, she continues. “The counseling center was set on a model of volunteerism. Therapists are all contract therapists: Some of them are totally pro bono, with others being paid a very small amount.” Client fees, says Brooks, average $12 to $15. Like OnTrack, All Souls Counseling recognizes that local nonprofits need to team up in order to fill in the gaps in their respective programs. “We’ve worked with AHOPE Day Center, and

we partner with the Council On Aging to provide services to older adults who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get them,” Brooks reports. That kind of cooperation also helps organizations grow, notes Murphy, who is the center’s director of development. And the map, she continues, contributes to that by “allowing residents new to Asheville to easily identify community resources, as well as seeing the collaboration among them.” ALL TOGETHER NOW The SHARE Asheville Map, stresses Llewellyn, is an evolving project that will gradually be sculpted by community input. A link at the top of the map’s key enables users to request additions, omissions or corrections. For the SHARE Asheville network, participation is the most important form of currency. The more input and involvement there is, the more valuable the map — and the whole shared economy movement — will become. “With less wealth in our communities, and the global environment in peril, the sharing economy is a grassroots response to a basic economic need to spend less money, and a human need to increase connections with place, community and our peers,” says Llewellyn. X

FAIR SHARE To celebrate and bolster its Sharing Cities Network, Shareable, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, has announced the Sharing Spring, calling on communities worldwide to organize their own ShareFests. Asheville’s event is slated for Saturday, May 31, at the French Broad Food Co-op (90 Biltmore Ave.). Like the map itself, ShareFest will spotlight local sharing initiatives, resources for “collaborative consumption” and the commons surrounding Asheville, says REAL Cooperative founder Tom Llewellyn. The event will also feature stuff swaps, skill shares, entertainment, gift circles, workshops and a repair café. 22

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GREATER THAN THE SUM OF OUR PARTS Local nonprofits share the value of collaboration and partnership

When Xpress asked local nonprofits about the role of collaboration in empowering their respective missions, one thing became crystal clear: We stand stronger and serve better when we work together. For our annual spring nonprofit special edition, we invited these groups to share their stories while reflecting on specific initiatives they offer that embody the strength of community collaboration. The responses they submitted amply demonstrate that networking, cooperation and collaboration reinforce, fuel and empower both the reach and the impact of each organization’s work, supporting the Gestalt psychology idea that together we are greater than the sum of our parts. Working together, we become something more than we could ever hope to be alone. In the case of Children First/Communities In Schools, collaboration results in a dynamic enrichment program for at-risk youth. Organizational collaboration enables T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating

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to break through the stereotypes surrounding eating disorders. For Nuestro Centro, community partnership supports after-school programming for Spanishspeaking children, helping teachers and families deepen their relationships. Supported by an extensive network of volunteers, organizations like Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue and Phoenix Landing are saving the lives of hundreds of cats, dogs and parrots in our community. Volunteerism enables Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County to deliver nutritious meals to homebound elders. And on it goes. If the wealth of Western North Carolina can be measured by the quality and number of nonprofits committed to bettering our collective well-being, then we are indeed a rich community. And we’re richer still because we are standing together and supporting one another. X Interested in being featured in the winter nonprofit special issue? Contact

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Mission: Empower children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. Surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Collaboration is key to moving the mission of Children First/Communities In Schools forward. The need in our community is great, as one in four children in Buncombe County lives in poverty, and half of the students in the Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools are eligible for free or reduced cost lunches. The Success Equation unites community partners to reduce the incidence of poverty and its impact on children in Buncombe County through education, collaboration and public policy, resulting in an environment where all children can thrive. Partners include the Cathedral of All Souls, Girl Scouts Peak to Piedmont, Junior League of Asheville, Just Economics, Innovative Partners International, Searchlight Consulting, Smart Start, Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation and the YWCA, as well as numerous allied organizations. Another project that embodies the power of community collaboration and partnerships is our POWER/AmeriCorps program, which recruits 25 members each year to work with at-risk youth on a one-year commitment. The primary objective is to provide increased academic and cultural enrichment services to vulnerable youth in the city and county through partnerships with organizations such as the city and county schools, Charlotte Street Kids, the Jewish Community Center, MANNA FoodBank, Our VOICE, the YMCA and the YWCA. Team members spend their mornings at local schools providing volunteer coordination and classroom support, and afternoons at local nonprofits and after-school programs.


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Camp Heart Songs 11th Annual Grief Camp Presents A one-day camp to help children express their grief in a fun and safe environment

Rock Wall When: 8:00am Saturday, September 13th A one-day camp! Where: Falling Creek Camp, Zirconia, NC

Please join us for a day of sharing each otherʼs grief experiences

Ages: 6-12 years of age Registration from 8am-8:30am. Parents must be present for registration.

Arts & Crafts

Visits with our therapy dog

March 25 was a big day for a 2-year-old black mixed Lab named Sadie. Sadie was in a shelter and had two issues: She was black and heartworm-positive. Black dogs are the least popular for adoption, and HW treatments are expensive. So Sadie was patiently waiting to be euthanized that afternoon. Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue heard of her plight, interceded and rescued her that morning. A great volunteer named Donna Wade fostered her to health, and we found her a wonderful family and a “forever” local home. That’s the kind of work Charlie’s Angels has done over 2,000 times since 2009: 496 times last year alone. We’re an all-volunteer organization cooperating with numerous animal shelters to reduce euthanasia rates. We work with adoption facilities in the Northeast where animals are needed and professionally transport them or adopt them out locally. That’s it: a group of volunteers operating a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housed in a building we call “Safe Haven,” reaching out to animal control shelters and saving lives. That’s what the power of a small group of dedicated folks can achieve.


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A United Way Partner Agency

Mission: Provide experiences in noncompetitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in Brasstown, North Carolina, the school has become the centerpiece of a diverse rural community that is connected with a historic and creative way of life, close to the land and to one another. For all its sense of place and rootedness, the Folk School is also the center of global communities of blacksmiths, woodturners, writers, quilters and painters, offering programming aimed at enriching community life. We’re also an integral part of the local mountain economy, providing jobs and bringing in money year round. All full-time residents of the surrounding nine counties receive a 50 percent tuition discount when they register on a standby basis. Our annual Fall Festival, a showcase for local craftspeople, food vendors and musicians, attracts visitors from all over the Southeast and is the primary vehicle for most of the crafters to sell their work. The school provides a vast range of educational activities and entertainment, including free concerts, dances, literary readings, lectures and demonstrations. Clay and Cherokee County food banks are supported by our annual Empty Bowls event, which raises money and awareness for combating hunger in the surrounding communities.


Mission: Provide support and promote opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals with autism and their families by offering advocacy, training and education, and direct care for individuals throughout their life spans. As the leading statewide resource organization, we’ve collaborated with local businesses on mutually beneficial ventures. The third annual Zipping for Autism fundraiser (Sunday, June 1, in Asheville) shows the impact concerned parents can have when they team up with the Autism Society and put their business behind their passion. The event’s creator understood both the need for, and the great value of, early diagnosis and intervention for her son and for other families she worked with. It’s a grassroots effort involving families, local businesses and national supporters who realize that it’s up to the community to step up and make a difference for local children and families. All proceeds from the fundraiser at Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Treetops Adventure Park will remain in Western North Carolina. We’ve also seen success in our partnership with OOWEE Products, an Asheville company that makes leather sleeves for pint glasses. The hand-stitched sleeves are assembled by individuals on the autism spectrum through Blue Ridge Bags and More, a business we operate. The venture creates meaningful employment for adults with autism while raising funds for the families we serve.

NUESTRO CENTRO Mission: Listen to directly affected people to identify the root causes of our problems; organize ourselves to confront those problems and seek justice, strengthening our identity and culture. Collaboration is at the heart of Nuestro Centro’s work. We believe in solving problems with people, not just for people. Everyone has something to contribute, and we seek to draw on the passion and talents of our entire community. This year, for instance, we’ve been excited to partner with Emma Elementary on an after-school program teaching Mexican folkloric dance. This has created a new opportunity for school staff to deepen their relationships with Spanish-speaking children and families. It’s also a wonderful chance for parents with limited English skills to become more deeply involved in their children’s school experience.


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Mission: Provide hot, nutritious meals to the elderly homebound, allowing them to remain in their own homes among familiar surroundings and maintain their dignity while aging. We operate Monday through Friday with a board of directors, an 11-member staff and a network of over 300 volunteers. Meal delivery is available to Buncombe County residents 60 and older who are homebound. Collaborative/donation-based efforts include: Working closely with the DSS, the Council On Aging, Blue Ridge Group Homes, medical discharge planners, individuals and family members to provide our clients with the answers and resources they need to remain independent. Pet Food Program: In conjunction with local pet stores, veterinarian offices and schools, we collect pet food throughout the community. Ensure Program: Nearly 15 percent of our clients need nutritional supplements in addition to their regular meals. We provide this service in collaboration with the Mission Healthcare Foundation and private donor support. Snow Box Program: Every year, snow boxes containing a supply of canned and ready-to-eat meals are distributed to clients for use in inclement weather. Volunteer Connections Program: We’ve established solid working relationships with individuals and volunteer teams from local churches, civic groups and service organizations to help facilitate repairs to clients’ homes at little or no cost. Santa for Seniors Program: We collect assorted items, pack them into holiday gift boxes and give one to each of our clients.


Mission: Help parrots through adoption and education programs. Most parrots require a succession of homes, and we believe each one should be a good one. We also sponsor avian research, student veterinarian education, ecotourism and wild parrot conservation efforts. Phoenix Landing works with veterinarians, shelters, other welfare organizations, schools, senior centers and businesses. We believe the best way to help parrots is to highlight the unique kind of care they need and the ways that we can all work together to improve their lives in captivity. Parrots are unusual — they’re beautiful, smart and can provide incredible companionship and fun. But they’re also loud, messy and expensive, and they’re not the best “pet” for most people. For this reason, we appreciate all possible collaboration to help educate the public about parrots’ needs and, especially, to underscore the importance of adoption.


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The Folk School changes you.

Mission: Provide safe, effective complementary and alternative healing therapies to veterans and their spouses. Return veterans to a state of overall health and well-being, allowing them to return to normal life. Helios collaborates with the pain management department at the Charles George VA Medical Center to provide holistic therapies for the nonpharmaceutical relief of pain. Many veterans are referred to us by the Veterans’ Restoration Quarters, Veterans Council and Army Strong. All of the veterans service organizations in Western North Carolina currently advise the veterans they see about our services. In March, Helios Warriors participated in the Celebration of Women Veterans at Jubilee church in Asheville. All our practitioners are volunteers giving back to the community through service to our nation’s veterans. Each practitioner is carefully screened to maintain our standard of safe and effective care. Veterans are interviewed to determine their primary health concerns. Working together, we determine the appropriate practitioner to help the veteran achieve wellness. Helios Warriors is supported entirely by sponsorships and donations from individuals and businesses. Services are offered on a sliding scale, but no veteran seeking care is turned away for inability to pay. We often have a waiting list, and we’re definitely providing a much-needed service for our community. On Sunday, May 25, Helios Warriors will hold a fundraiser at The Bywater (796 Riverside Drive, Asheville) featuring local bands Raising Caine and The Northside Gentlemen and singer-songwriter Ben Scales, plus a live auction, raffle, cookout and more.


Mission: Create a welcoming place where anyone can come and receive a hot meal, no questions asked. In the spring of 2010, members of 10 East Asheville churches and their pastors were working to address the issue of food insecurity in the community. Family-toFamily, an outreach network with Charles C. Bell Elementary, had already established a food pantry supported by the churches and MANNA FoodBank. But the East Asheville Welcome Table has taken these efforts to a new level. Each Thursday, people come to Groce United Methodist Church seeking a warm, safe place to eat. Some are homeless; others see it as a way to feed the family when their food stamps are running low. The elderly come for the fellowship, so they don’t have to eat alone. Most of all, it’s a way for churches to connect with neighbors in need. We also coordinate with the food pantry at Beverly Hills Baptist Church; many who come to eat at the Welcome Table can then go directly to the food pantry to gather needed staples. Thanks to the many volunteers from our churches and the community, we continue to offer food and fellowship, nourishing both body and soul.

engaging hands and hearts since 1925. come enjoy making crafts and good friends on 300 natural, scenic acres in western North carolina.

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Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center Offering therapeutic riding and mental health services for veterans through the wounded warrior program.

Services also available for children and adults with physicalcognitive and/or emotional challenges.

Established 1986. Contact: or 828-675-5814

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HOMEWARD BOUND Mission: Working with others to end the cycle of homelessness. Homeward Bound works to end homelessness in Western North Carolina by moving people into apartments of their own and providing the support they need to stay there. Housing provides stability that moves people out of crisisand-survival mode; case management support helps them address anything that might prevent them from staying in housing, such as substance abuse, mental illness, unemployment or disability. At Homeward Bound, we meet people where they are, build relationships with them there, and work together from that point to permanently move them out of homelessness. And it works: Of the 916 people we’ve housed since 2006, 89 percent haven’t become homeless again. Collaborative partnerships are an integral part of our success. Homelessness is a communitywide problem requiring a communitywide solution. A great example of that is our Welcome Home Project. Community members donate furniture and housewares to help our clients successfully transition out of homelessness and into their new homes. Volunteers also purchase cleaning supplies, hold donation drives, pick up furniture and pack move-in boxes. In the end it’s not just about ending homelessness, but about really welcoming people home.


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Saturday, May 24, 7-11 pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Ave • Asheville


Mission: Promote clean, safe water and environments and empowered, just communities for all North Carolinians through community organizing, education, advocacy and technical assistance. Protecting North Carolina’s water and air, as well as local health and economies, requires collaboration with a wide range of partners to achieve a common goal. Our Water Justice Campaign depends on networking communities and strategizing together to ensure safe, affordable drinking water for all. We recently helped form a coalition promoting local control of drinking water and opposing the forced transfer of the Asheville water system to a regional water and sewer authority. Along with other nonprofits, citizens groups and businesses, we educated the regional public before a ballot referendum on the water system transfer. The coalition brought the issue of local water control, and its statewide implications, to “Moral Monday” demonstrations at the N.C. Legislature. We’ve also reached out to city and county officials in Western North Carolina and across the state to educate them about the high cost and degraded service when public water supplies are managed or bought by private corporations. By partnering with neighborhoods already impacted by water privatization or by contaminated wells, we empower them to stand up for their right to safe and affordable water. From households around the CTS Superfund site south of Asheville to mobile home parks in Weaverville, and in neighborhoods across the state, you’ll find Clean Water for NC providing information, outreach and organizing with folks to work for water justice.

$10 (or pay what you can) • ages 14-23 • LGBTQ & straight allies are welcome! Adult Chaperone’s IDs required. For Reservations and other information: 828.772.1912

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Mission: Offer exceptional care every day in the areas of rehabilitation, home health care, hospice and adult care. CarePartners is an Asheville-based nonprofit serving all of Western North Carolina. We offer a wide range of services to help people live full and productive lives despite illness, injury, disability or aging-related issues. More than 500 community volunteers help with everything from transporting patients to our rehabilitation pavilion to answering the phones in our 27-bed Hospice/Solace center. Teens at Risk volunteers help in the gardens, and pet therapists bring their dogs to spent time with our adult care participants. Other volunteers lead veterans’ meetings. A recent large donation from The Glass Foundation has enabled us to purchase a white-light scanner to help with creating and fitting prosthetic limbs. Other grants and community donations helped the Rehabilitation Hospital purchase a Viking lift that holds patients weighing up to 660 pounds as they’re learning to walk again. United Way funding supports our adult care programs, and some individuals designate their donations for our home hospice care, the Solace Center, the Kids Path bereavement program, music therapy and other services. More than 1,000 individuals and organizations donate through the CarePartners Foundation, making them partners in our overall continuum of care. The foundation also operates estate sales and a thrift store that benefit our services.


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The 3rd Annual

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:30p.m.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:00p.m.

Co-sponsored by the NC Agricultural Foundation (a 501(c) 3 non-profit) through the NC Extension Foundation. Tax ID #566049304.


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“Celebrating 50 Years” Gala Saturday • August 23

Plated Dinner • Silent Auction • Dance to local band Citizen Mojo at Double Tree Hotel in Biltmore Village

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Mission: Enhance the environment and quality of life for Asheville and Buncombe County residents through community-based projects. Asheville GreenWorks has been one of the most active local volunteer groups for the past 30 years, and this year is no exception. In 2014, we’ll continue focusing on ways to facilitate waste reduction and on new and inventive ways to get even more people involved. One of the keys to our success over the years has been our deep collaboration with community partners. On April 26, for example, we hosted a Hard 2 Recycle event at the City Market that brought together six community organizations to recycle things like Styrofoam, small electronics, batteries and other items that typically end up in the landfill. The next day, we planted 60 shade and edible trees and shrubs in honor of Arbor Day at the historic Reid Center on Livingston Street. This wouldn’t have been possible without the involvement of the city of Asheville, the Asheville Housing Authority and Green Opportunities. Over the next eight months, we’ll be collaborating with several other environmental nonprofits to administer a Citizens Water Quality Program. This ongoing effort, made possible by a grant from the Pigeon River Fund, will enable us to engage four local public housing developments in implementing recycling and monitoring the waterways in their neighborhoods. This exciting partnership with Green Opportunities, the Housing Authority, the Environmental Quality Institute and Clean Water for NC will provide up to 10 youth internship opportunities for public housing residents to learn two different water quality-monitoring techniques and develop and engage their communities through recycling education. We strongly believe that it’s the collaborative nature of our work that has allowed us to facilitate so many community projects and events, and we look forward to the future partners we will have and the projects we’ll create together.


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Mission: Creatively integrate running in a fun, experienced-based curriculum that inspires third- through eighth-grade girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. One girl put it this way: “At Girls on the Run, I learned to be the boss of my own brain.” We couldn’t say it any better. Our program is totally dependent on collaboration with local schools and community centers. This year alone, we partnered with 54 program sites across 11 WNC counties to provide our 12-week/24-lesson curriculum to nearly 1,200 girls. Besides providing space for biweekly lessons, our partners also provide volunteers who serve as site liaisons and coaches. It’s only through these partnerships that we’re able to empower a generation of girls in our community to fulfill their unlimited potential.


Mission: Provide limited financial assistance for Western North Carolina women diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer who are experiencing economic difficulties due to treatment cost. Often, the barriers to continuing treatment are incidental costs not covered by insurance. Many cancer patients can’t afford such basics as first-aid supplies for wound care, lymphedema garments, food, overnight accommodations and transportation expenses. Collaboration has been the key to success for the past 14 years at The Hope Chest for Women. Patients are referred to us by hospitals, oncology groups, primary care doctors, OB-GYNs and health departments in 16 counties across WNC. We also collaborate with groups such as the American Cancer Society, oncology nurse navigators and oncology social workers to provide referrals and resources for patients and caregivers. The Hope Chest for Women began in 2001 began as a collaborative effort by oncology staff at Hope Women’s Cancer Center. We now operate independently of the treatment facility, relying heavily on donations and contributions to fund our community assistance programs for applicants with demonstrated economic need. Many community events hosted by others help fund our 828-708-3017.

Buncombe County Public Libraries

CHAUTAUQUA 2014: Rising to the Occasion Sponsored by Friends of Buncombe County Library Featuring Clara Barton, Robert Smalls, Harry S. Truman and Patrick Henry.   Join us in our exciting NEW LOCATION for food, live music and history that won’t stay in a book!

June 16 -19 Morris Pavilion at Warren Wilson College 7pm nightly • $4 suggested donation per night / $12 series pass

For more information, call the library at 250-4700 or visit MOUNTAINX.COM

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Support the Green Schools movement and build the next generation of leaders for a healthy, sustainable future. Help us continue to grow green schools in North Carolina! Â

Join us in celebrating the 2013-14 NC Green Schools! NC GREEN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE: Rainbow Community School

NC GREEN SCHOOL OF PROMISE: Fairview Elementary School

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preleasing/application workshops for eagle market place! Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation and Mountain Housing Opportunities invite you to a free information session to learn how to apply for an apartment at Eagle Market Place! Preleasing will start in Fall 2014 and apartments will be ready to occupy in December 2014.



Future workshops will be announced for July and August at a later date

•Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation •Mountain Housing Opportunities •Partnership Property Management •OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling

Information session to learn about renting an apartment at Eagle Market Place

when & where: Tuesday June 3, 2014

5-7 pm YMI Cultural Center 39 South Market Street

For more information: EMSDC: 281-1227 MHO: 254-4030


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Do you want to help build richer, more meaningful lives for children in need?

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THE Center for Disordered Eating Mission: Mobilize support and resources for individuals and families affected by disordered eating. We accomplish this by providing free support groups for teens and adults in recovery and their families; helping local schools deliver prevention programs; educating the community about eating disorders through a lending library, community outreach, annual conference and awareness walk; and mobilizing a network of medical and behavioral health care professionals to increase the availability of treatment resources. Based in Asheville, we rely heavily on community partners to achieve our outreach results: workshops and events with UNC Asheville, A-B Tech, Girls on the Run, the NC School Community Conference, the NC School Resource Fair, the YWCA, Happy Body and the Asheville Yoga Center. We partner with schools, universities and churches to reduce stigma and increase understanding of eating disorders through film screenings, panel discussions and online campaigns. We also collaborated with the YWCA’s after-school program on a Healthy Bodies curriculum aimed at reducing risk factors for unhealthy and disordered eating. On May 16-17, T.H.E. Center will host the seventh national HEAL (Healthy Eating and Living) Conference at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, in partnership with the Eating Recovery Center, a renowned treatment facility. This year’s theme is treating eating disorders in children and adolescents. For more information, visit our website.

Do you want to help build richer, more meaningful lives for children in need? Are you 24 years old,  have reliable transportation, a spare bedroom, are employed, can pass a background check and have a HS diploma or GED? Then please give us a call today and find out how you can make a difference.

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Mission: Bring together the crafts and craftspeople of the Southern Highlands for the benefit of shared resources, education, marketing and conservation. We’re an educational nonprofit organization founded in 1930 to create a network and a market for mountain craftspeople. Today, the guild represents over 900 artisans selected by a jury for the high quality of design and craftsmanship in their work. Members live in a nine-state region from Maryland to Alabama. It’s a member-run organization governed by a board of trustees supported by a small staff. The cornerstone of our work is collaboration between artists. Guild staff and members work together through retail markets, exhibits and educational programming. We operate six craft shops and the semiannual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. Through craft demonstrations, members educate visitors daily and during special events at our headquarters in the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in East Asheville. We collaborate with local school groups to provide affordable, hands-on field trips for students of all ages. Through cooperation with the guild, many local groups, such as the Carolina Mountain Woodturners and the Asheville Quilt Guild, use the Folk Art Center for meetings and programs. We’ve also partnered with many public and private organizations, such as the Appalachian Regional Commission, the National Park Service and the Windgate Charitable Foundation, in fulfilling our mission. X


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The people’s medicine Transplanted guild advocates for herbalists

BY LEA MCLELLAN 251-1333 ext. 127

If it sometimes seems as if everyone and her sister in Asheville is an aspiring herbalist, there’s a reason for that. Mimi Hernandez, executive director of the American Herbalists Guild, says that the nonprofit’s relocation to Asheville from Boston last year was largely due to the region’s resources and unusually high interest in herbalism. “This is definitely a hub for herbalism around the country,” says Hernandez. “I think No. 1 is the diversity of native plants that are in the wild here. And then we also have a lot of herbal educators in the area and mentors and herbal schools.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of the AHG, which was founded in 1989 as a means to promote professionalism and education for clinical herbalists. The guild recognizes that, while there are many people interested in herbs, being a professional herbalist requires extensive training and apprenticeship. Unlike other occupations in alternative medicine, herbalism is an unlicensed profession, which means gaining credibility and recognition for nonacademic education like mentorships can prove difficult. In a place like Asheville, where a wide variety of herbal schools enables students to get “the most well-rounded herbal educations I know of,” says Hernandez, this challenge is not so great. However, other parts of the country still lack herbal education and access, something the AHG hopes to change. Steven Horne, clinical herbalist and former president of the AHG, points to building the legitimacy and credibility of herbalism as another of the organization’s main goals.

HERB CITY: Mimi Hernandez, executive director of the American Herbalists Guild, says the variety of Asheville herbal schools enables students to get “the most well-rounded herbal education I know of.”

“One of the objectives of the AHG is to help establish herbalism as a legitimate profession like acupuncture and massage therapy, to create guidelines to help herbalists be more professional. That was one of the major reasons why it was founded, and it also, of course, was a community for herbalists to come and work together, meet each other, share information and ideas,” Horne says. Horne is now responsible for organizing webinars on topics ranging from fertility to medicinal weeds. These webinars are available to professional members of the guild as well as the larger community. However, the AHG doesn’t seek to establish herbalism as a licensed profession — which could further limit access to herbal health care. But it does aim to help herbalists gain credentials and encourage the growth of high-quality herbal practitioners. “It’s not a conventional educational path to become an herb-

alist,” explains Hernandez. “A lot of herbalists come from different backgrounds where they are trained traditionally. … They might be trained by family members, by grandparents, by other herbalists. For instance, I studied early on with the Amish community, and so how do I document that in a way that is credible?” One means of attaining that credibility is by becoming a registered herbalist with AHG through a peer-reviewed process. The voluntary process isn’t required for professional herbalists, but its rigor makes it possible for highly trained herbalists to document their experience. Registration involves submitting an overview of educational hours and clinical experience, demonstrating consistency in writing case studies, the ability to identify around 150 herbs, letters of recommendation, community health care referrals and more.

“People who are professional members of the AHG really know their herbs,” says Horne. “Not just the typical kind of ideas that people might have, like chamomile is relaxing or saw palmetto is good for prostate health or things like that. That’s kind of a very surface-level understanding of herbal remedies. … That is just basic stuff, like telling someone to take an aspirin. Herbalism can be much, much more beneficial than that on numerous levels when you really understand how plants work and how to use them.” The efficacy of herbal medicine is something that Lorna MauneyBrodek has built her life’s work around. Mauney-Brodek is the founder of the Atlanta-based Herbalista Herb Bus — a mobile herb clinic — and the recipient of the 2013 AHG service award. She uses her herb bus to help underprivileged communities and has worked with the homeless population in Atlanta for years. Her herbalism cannot be separated from her activism, she says, and so it’s fitting that MauneyBrodek sees yet another role for the AHG to fill — as an advocate and activist organization for herbalists. “As the medical world in general is quite affluent — you’re talking about the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry — there is a lot of power there,” says Mauney-Brodek. “Now it’s about not just being able to share our resources together but to defend herbalists and defend the right of the people’s access to herbs.” The AHG was instrumental in ensuring that the Food and Drug Administration did not regulate herbs in a way that would restrict herbalists’ ability to practice, Mauney-Brodek explains. For example, requiring expensive equipment to identify herbs would infringe on herbalists’ ability to make their own medicine. Smart regulations on natural products, keeping prices down and keeping herbal medicine accessible are all necessary to making sure herbalism remains the “people’s medicine,” she says, and the AHG plays a role in that. Learn more about the AHG at


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Western North Carolina


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EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING/PERSONAL GROWTH WEEKEND WORKSHOP (pd.) Intensive 26-hour self help weekend encounter, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 30-June 1. • Seating is limited. • Save $75 today, call (828) 484-1676. Information/ Registration:

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ETHICS-MINDFULNESS & LOVING KINDNESS - $79 WITH HOPE DEVALL | 6 CE FOR LMT’S (pd.) May 18 from 10 am-5pm Asheville, NC. Held at WNC School of Massage, 46 Haywood St., Suite 200. 828.761.1553 REIKI MASTER WORKSHOP - $259 WITH HOPE DEVALL | 21 CE FOR LMT’S (pd.) Dates: May 9 -11 from 10am - 6pm • Held at WNC School of Massage, 46 Haywood St., Suite 200. 828.761.1553 WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE - GRAND OPENING EVENT (pd.) Free Food & Chair Massage • May 5, 5:30 p.m. • Held at WNC School of Massage, 46 Haywood St., Suite 200. 828.761.1553 ASHEVILLE BIRTHKEEPERS • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm - Meets at the Spiral Center for Conscious Beginnings, 167A Haywood Road.

600 hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program $249/mo.

ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY YOGA CENTER 8 Brookdale Rd., ashevillecommunityyoga. com • SA (5/10), 12:30-2:30pm - Thai partner yoga. $20. • SA (5/10), 2:30-4:30pm - Thai yoga and body work. $20.

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LIVING HEALTHY WITH DIABETES CLASS 251-7438 • MONDAYS, 7-9:30pm - Meets at Woodfin YMCA, 40 N. Merrimon Ave, Suite 101. $30. Registration required.

SUPPORT GROUP 685-7673 or 862-8820 • TU (5/13), 10am - Meets at BrevardDavidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard.

MEMORYCARE 100 Far Horizons Lane, 771-2219, • WE (5/7), 10am-noon - Workshop: “How to Connect with a Memory-Impaired Person.” Free.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT or 989-1555 • 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 6 p.m. - Held in a pri-

MISSION HEALTH EVENTS 778-1092, • WE (5/7), 6-7:30pm - Weight loss surgery support group. 1 Hospital Drive, Suite 3400.

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES Appointment and ID required. • SA (5/10), 8:30am-1pm - Held at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road. Appointments & info: 225-5753. • MO (5/12), 2-6:30pm - Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. Appointments & info: (800) 733-2767. • MO (5/12), 2-6:30pm - West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road. Appointments & info: 683-3752.


SIDE-BY-SIDE SINGING FOR WELLNESS • WEDNESDAYS, 1-2:30pm - For people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain damage and their care-partners. Held in UNCA’s Sherrill Center.


BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, 669-0930, • THURSDAYS, 10:11:30pm - T’ai Chi Qi Gong class. $12.

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS & DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES For people who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. • Meetings are offered Mon., Fri., Sat., and Sunday at multiple times. For a full list of times and locations

HENDERSON COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFICE CLASSES 697-4891, • WEDNESDAYS, 2pm - Class for caregivers. Held at Shaws Creek Baptist Church, 91 Shaws Creek Church Road, Hendersonville.


‘HOPE FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SUFFERERS’ CLASS 828-779-5466 THURSDAYS, 12:15pm - Meets every other Thursday starting May 1. Held at 1 Kenilworth Knolls, Suite 7. Free.


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p.m. - 1316-C Parkwood Road DIABETES SUPPORT or 213-4788 • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 5:30pm – Mission Health, 1 Hospital Drive. Room 3-B. ELECTRO-SENSITIVITY SUPPORT For electrosensitive individuals. For location and info contact or 255-3350. EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS For anyone desiring to live a healthier emotional life. 631-434-5294 • THURSDAYS, 6 p.m. - Asheville 12-Step Club, 1340 A Patton Ave. FOOD ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 423-6191 or 301-4084 • TUESDAYS, 7 p.m. - Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 880 Sandhill Road HEART OF RECOVERY MEDITATION GROUP Teaches how to integrate meditation with any 12-step recovery program. • TUESDAYS, 6 p.m.- Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place. HEART SUPPORT For individuals living with heart failure. 2746000. • 1st TUESDAYS, 2-4pm – Asheville Cardiology Associates, 5 Vanderbilt Drive. LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN Hosted by American Chronic Pain Association. 776-4809. • 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 p.m. - Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston Ave. MEMORY LOSS CAREGIVERS For caregivers of those with memory loss or dementia. • 2nd TUESDAYS, 9:30am - Highland Farms Retirement Community, 200 Tabernacle Road, Black Mountain. MEN WORKING ON LIFE’S ISSUES 686-5590 or 683-7195 • TUESDAYS, 6-8 p.m. - 90 Zillicoa Ave. MISSION HEALTH FAMILY NIGHT For caregivers of children with social health needs or development concerns. 213-9787 • 1st TUESDAYS, 5:30 p.m. - Mission Rueter

Children’s Center, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive. NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS For relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one.

• Meetings are offers on Tues. and Wed. For a full list of times and locations visit support NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS For people living with mental health issues and their loved ones. or 505-7353.

• Groups are offered Thur. and Sat. For a full list of times and locations visit OVERCOMERS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE For anyone who is dealing with physical and/or emotional abuse. 665-9499 .

• WEDNESDAYS, noon-1pm - The First Christian Church, 470 Enka Lake Road, Candler. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Regional number: 258-4821

• Meetings are offered Mon. through Sat. at multiple times. For a full list of times and locations visit RECOVERING COUPLES ANONYMOUS For couples where at least one member is recovering from addiction.

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S-ANON FAMILY GROUPS For those affected by another’s sexaholism. Four confidential meetings are available weekly in WNC.

• For dates, times and locations contact or 258-5117. SMART RECOVERY Helps individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior.

• Meetings are offered Thur. and Sun. For a full list of times and locations visit STRENGTH IN SURVIVORSHIP For cancer survivors with a licensed professional counselor. or 808-7673

• 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, 11am-noon – Mills River Library, 124 Town Drive, Mills River. SYLVA GRIEF SUPPORT Hosted by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. • TUESDAYS, 1 p.m. - First Baptist Church, 669 W. Main St., Sylva T.H.E. CENTER FOR DISORDERED EATING SUPPORT GROUPS 297 Haywood St. Info: the or 3474685. Meetings are offered Mondays and Wednesdays. For a full list of times and locations visit mountainx. com/support For a full list of Asheville area support groups, visit

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Eating Right for Good Health Leah McGrath,RD, LDN Corporate Dietitian, Ingles Markets Follow me on Twitter: Work Phone: 800-334-4936

New LOCAL vendors at Ingles Markets At Ingles we like to support our local vendors. Look for these local to YOUR Ingles store! 5th Sun Specialities - In about 15 Ingles stores in Buncombe and Haywood counties look for their brightly colored packages of chips and bottles of salsa and hot sauce. Many of their items are produced at Blue Ridge Food Ventures in Enka. Celtic Sea Salt - Look on the spice aisle of your Ingles store for Celtic sea salt in individual containers and refiill bags..

Asheville Women’s Medical Center is seeking generally healthy women who are interested in permanent contraception to participate in a research study of an investigational device for permanent contraception

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Our next “Taste of Local” event is Friday, May 30th 3:30-6pm at our WEAVERVILLE, NC store on Weaver Blvd. Come out to meet local farmers and vendors and sample products. 

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Why I grow: Five questions on gleaning

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BY CARRIE EIDSON 251-1333 ext. 114

In our new section, area growers discuss their gardens and growing projects. This week Willie Jones, an AmeriCorps VISTA with Western Carolina University’s Center for Service Learning and Food Security Partnership and founder of the Jackson County Glean Team, tells us about gleaning and how it can be used to combat food insecurity Mountain Xpress: What is gleaning? Jones: Gleaning simply means to collect. It’s an old term that is referenced in the Bible and was considered the world’s first welfare system. Farmers would grow an extra row of produce to give to families in need. It was their way of giving back to their community and fulfilling that inner need for service. Modern gleaning is when individuals go out to farms, backyards, fruit trees, etc. and collect excess goods, as well as information, to aid in the battle against poverty and food insecurity. Statistics from The Society of St. Andrew, a national gleaning organization, say that nationally 5.1 million pounds of food are salvaged through gleaning each year. Gleaning combats food insecurity by educating the community being served, providing produce and goods to food-insecure individuals and connecting communities. In order to properly combat an issue and serve your community, you have to educate, as well as provide a positive experience for the gleaner and the individual being served. Why did you decide to start the Jackson County Glean Team? Prior to AmeriCorps, I didn’t know what gleaning was, but I knew about hunger and food insecurity, having experienced it personally. When I joined AmeriCorps and met with Dr. Lane Perry at Western Carolina University, he briefed me on the

“Gleaning is an empowering experience,” says Willie Jones, founder of the Jackson County Glean Team and an AmeriCorp volunteer at Western Carolina University. “Gleaning is not a handout and never will be.”

concept, saying he wanted a gleaning program established in Jackson County. I liked the idea and I knew I wanted to do as much as I could to combat food insecurity. How much food do you estimate your team has gleaned this year? Where do you take it once you’ve gathered it? Along with our winter glean, we have collected over 21,100 pounds of produce/goods and saved over $31,500 from being wasted. We distribute to The Community Table, United Christian Ministries and the Market in Jackson County, while in Haywood County we distribute to The Open Door Soup Kitchen, housing developments, food pantries, families in need and other gleaning organizations. How do you think gleaning is different from other methods for combating food insecurity?

Gleaning is an empowering experience. It allows individuals to go out to farms, backyards, etc., and collect goods while connecting and helping their local growers, their community and themselves. Gleans allow individuals an opportunity to experience and learn about the growers’ lifestyle and craft. Gleaning is not a handout and never will be. The best part about gleaning is everyone can be involved. Our definition of gleaning is “learning and serving.” Whether you’re spreading the word of your experience, educating others, introducing new foods to your neighbor, passing down recipes or canning methods — you are gleaning. A major problem in our current system is we tend to solve short-term issues, but not longterm issues. With gleaning, we focus on building capacity in our community, teaching them how to solve the problem and how to find help.

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County, though our biggest problem is funding and time restraints. In that situation, we would ask that the grower coordinate with us so we could compose a gleaning schedule. We hope to include Transylvania, Macon and Swain counties into our schedule next year. Basically, we go where we are needed. There are two other organizations outside of Jackson County that we partner with and that area growers can reach out to: The Haywood County Gleaners, who can be reached through James Geenen at jamesgeenen@, and the Society of St. Andrews ( In order for gleaning to be successful, we need more gleaners and more farmers/growers. Farmers/ producers are the key ingredient for our gleaning operation; they are untapped educators. Gleaning information and education is the key to gleaning, and life really.

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For more information about the Jackson County Glean Team, visit facebook. com/jacksoncountygleanteam. X

For more farm and garden news and stories, visit farm-garden. (Photo: The Cullowhee Community Garden in Jackon County)

How can growers throughout the region become involved with projects like the Jackson County Glean Team? Are there other regional gleaning projects? Our team is able to travel and glean areas outside Jackson

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The widening gap Food insecurity is on the rise in WNC


Newly released data pulled from Feeding America’s 2012 Map the Meal Gap study shows a 2 percent increase in food insecurity in Western North Carolina. In that year, the study found, 15.3 percent of the region’s people lacked consistent access to enough food to meet their nutritional needs, up from 14.9 percent in 2011. “It’s not a dramatic increase, but the disconcerting challenge is that it’s not getting better,” says Cindy Threlkeld, executive director of MANNA FoodBank. What’s most alarming, she notes, is the persistently high rates of food insecurity among children. More than one in four children in Western North Carolina (28.9 percent) lacks reliable access to three square meals a day, the study found. “Childhood food insecurity is the piece of it that’s the most concerning,” says Threlkeld. “That has an impact on the future of our region. You’re looking at their cognitive, physical development. ... It has an incredible impact on the well-being of our children. The fact that we’re not making a dent in that should be a wake-up call.” In six of the 16 counties MANNA serves, the childhood food insecurity rate is over 30 percent (see chart). “Having children creates additional financial obligations within a household,” says Max Gruber, the nonprofit’s volunteer coordinator. “Due to these additional obligations, food insecurity is higher in households with children. A household can have an income level well above the poverty line but still struggle with food insecurity, because there are several mouths to feed.” The Map the Meal Gap study takes into account a multitude of factors,


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says Gruber, including unemployment, food cost and median income. And even though the economy is improving and WNC’s unemployment rate is dropping, the area’s rate of food insecurity won’t necessarily decline, Gruber explains. “If the recovery brings in jobs that aren’t living-wage, I wouldn’t see the [food insecurity rate] getting better.” The Map the Meal Gap project, which began in 2011, is important for organizations like MANNA, says Threlkeld, because it’s “looking at the bigger picture.” Often, such groups have to rely on anecdotal information gleaned from church pantries and individuals in attempting to assess the extent of food insecurity in their area and whom it’s affecting. For the past few months, Elijah Banks, a student at A.C. Reynolds High School, has volunteered at MANNA almost every Saturday. “I like helping out as much as I can, even in small ways,” the 17-yearold says. And with 25.9 percent of Buncombe County children facing food insecurity, there’s a good chance that some of Banks’ class-

BRIDGE BUILDERS: MANNA FoodBank Executive Director Cindy Threlkeld, left, and Volunteer Coordinator Max Gruber, right, are working to alleviate food insecurity in WNC. Photo by Alicia Funderburk

mates lack continuous access to food that meets their basic needs. “I don’t think [food insecurity] is something we talk about openly,” he notes. “But I’m sure there are kids who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. If people aren’t openly asking for help, how can they get it?” At the same time, continues Banks, lacking access to food can make kids feel ashamed. “I wouldn’t want to tell anybody,” he says. Pride can also be a barrier to seeking assistance, says Gruber. “It’s not something that one wears on their sleeve; it’s hidden behind doors. It takes a lot to ask for help.” And despite the prevailing stereotypes, he points out, not

all hungry people are homeless. “There are many faces of hunger. Becoming involved with one of our 211 partner agencies would give people access to seeing what hunger actually looks like.” Cuts in SNAP (food stamp) funding, low-paying jobs and rising food costs all contribute to the area’s high rates of food insecurity, which can affect anyone, says Gruber. “It’s a difficult issue; it takes attention from different angles. It requires the entire community to be on board and work toward a solution.” Whether it’s volunteering at a food bank or soup kitchen, advocating for legislation or supporting farmers markets, says Threlkeld, food insecurity needs to be addressed at every level of society. “The issues of hunger are very closely tied to issues of poverty,” she explains. “It’s a very complex problem. We need to take apart the pieces so we can understand them and put together a community that reflects our values. We have to do something about it collectively.”X

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Pushing the envelope Table Wine broadens its reach Running a wine shop isn’t easy. Margins are often surprisingly tight, something’s always breaking, vintages vary in quality, people’s tastes change constantly, and it can often seem impossible to compete with the prices in the big grocery chains that keep popping up all over town. A number of local wine shops have closed in the last few years, but Table Wine in South Asheville seems to be thriving. Josh Spurling and his wife, Lynn, opened the store in 2010, aiming to sell quality wines from all over the world. But Spurling also wanted them to be natural, organic or biodynamic — which makes it that much more challenging. Still, you’ll rarely hear him mention that a particular wine is sustainably produced. “We haven’t made it about being holistic: We just take that as a given,” he explains. “We are a purveyor of fine wines first and foremost, and it just comes with the territory that a lot of the wines are sustainable as a result.” A biodynamic farmer, for example, might raise pigs to feed the workers; the pigs’ waste makes the compost that feeds the grapes, and the leftovers from the grape pressing help make the slop that feeds the pigs. Every element across the farm is recycled and reused. For a long time, these wines were mostly made in the rural parts of Europe, but they’ve started popping up in the States now, particularly California. And Spurling seems quite excited about the changing West Coast scene. “Having come from a very European background [in wine], my favorite stuff right now has been what’s coming over from California and Oregon,” he reports. “Jon Bonné, who writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, calls it the ‘new California.’” Bonnee’s book, The New California Wine, documents the changing production methods on the Golden Coast, with particular attention paid to those implementing biodynamic practices.

CHOICES, CHOICES: Table Wine co-owner Josh Spurling recently doubled his shop’s inventory. Photo by Nathan Metcalf

“Some of the most progressive wines available here are being sold in the most conservative part of Asheville: South Asheville,” notes Spurling. “You wouldn’t believe what we sell down there!” He recommends checking out Arnot-Roberts’ Watson Ranch chardonnay, which boasts thirstquenching acidity and little to no oak. That’s a rarity for California chardonnay, which has a history of buttery malolactic fermentation and blatant abuse of new oak barrels. “It is the least intrusive way to make wine,” adds Spurling. “Little to no filtration, little to no oak, and that’s what you’re seeing more and more of in California now.” Spurling also recommends the Peay pinot noir, which takes advantage of natural techniques and the cool climate at the chilly edge of Sonoma to produce a less sugary grape, resulting in a much more complex and developed wine. And if you’re looking for a rosé, you might be interested in Lioco Indica, which Spurling says is “all carignan and tastes like a glass full of strawberries.” Table Wine has nearly doubled its inventory recently, expanding

its boutique selection to include many wines under $15. “I felt like, having been a wine rep for six years, there was no one really pushing the envelope in South Asheville,” says Spurling. “There was such great opportunity. There is a tremendous pocket of wealth here; there are a lot of people that are really into wine that I used to service when I worked at the Asheville Wine Market. And a lot of those people don’t have time [to seek out good wine]: They work all day. But it’s my job to sit around and taste wine all day, and these folks need someone to filter out the good stuff and sell it to them.” Nonetheless, he continues, “It’s really challenging at times. People have preconceived notions and always want something like Caymus or Silver Oak, and I just try to show them that I can get them something half the price that is way better. And for most people, that works.” Table Wine (1550 Hendersonville Road) is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with free tastings from 2-5 p.m. It also offers paid tastings and classes. For details, visit tablewineasheville. com.X

by Gina Smith

Small bites BISCUIT HEAD RISING Biscuit Head is spreading the love. Soon Ashevilleans who don’t happen to live in on the west side will no longer have to drive to Haywood Road to get their cathead biscuits on. (Yep, that means biscuits as big as your kitty’s noggin.) As of June 1, owners Jason and Carolyn Roy are opening a second location near Mission Hospital in the Biltmore Avenue location previously occupied by Tomato Jam Café. Chef Jason Roy says the menu at the new place will stay about the same, with a few additions including a country-fried steak dish and some new desserts. The décor, he says, will echo the relaxed, homey feel of the original restaurant, with plenty of mix-and-match recycled furniture. According to Roy, Biscuit Head had been looking for a home farther east for some time — the owners had considered the building next to Creekside Taphouse in Haw Creek before settling on the Biltmore Avenue location. Roy says he doesn’t feel like the new spot’s less-than-visible geography — it is tucked into an office complex off the main drag — will present any problems. “I think we have a good name,” he says. “And we’re excited about the neighborhood.” He plans to offer delivery service — perhaps via golf cart — to Mission, and is looking at collaborating with some area businesses, including a partnership with Fairview Road’s French Broad Brewing Co. to create a Wee Heavy-er hot sauce. The new Biscuit Head is slated to open June 1 at 379 Biltmore Ave. Hours will be 7a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends. ASHEVILLE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Tickets are on sale for the sixth annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for Aug. 21-23. The main event is the Grand Tasting and Asheville Culinary Competition finale 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, in the U.S. Cellular Center downtown. The Iron Chef-style contest features four regional chefs vying for the

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also took part in a food-andmedia panel moderated by Alan Richman, the school’s dean of food journalism and food media. A-B TECH CRAFT BEVERAGE INSTITUTE GRANT The Duke Energy Foundation recently presented a grant of $195,000 to A-B Tech for expanding its Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast. The funds will be used to buy and install a 7-barrel brewhouse, distillation system, wine-making system and sensory lab. Located at A-B Tech in Enka, the institute will provide entry- and enterprise-level training, business development and quality-control testing in the craft beverage industry sectors of brewing, distillation, viticulture and natural products, including degree and continuing education options. BISCUITS FOR ALL: Jason and Carolyn Roy are bringing their popular breakfast and lunch offerings to Biltmore Avenue. Photo by Tim Robison

title of 2014 Asheville Wine & Food Festival Top Chef. A tasting of desserts and confections made by local chocolatiers, bakers and pâtissiers will be held 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Grove Arcade, and a mixology competition featuring local bartenders battling it out with regionally produced spirits will take place Thursday, Aug. 21 (time and place to be announced). Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $70 VIP and $55 general admission. Tickets for the dessert tasting and craft cocktail event are $45 each. INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CENTER AWARD Elizabeth Button, CEO of Heirloom Hospitality Group and co-owner of downtown Asheville’s Cúrate, received the International Culinary Center’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship during the center’s 2014 commencement ceremony on April 26 at New York’s Carnegie Hall. During the event, Button, a 2007 graduate of the ICC’s Culinary and Restaurant Management program,


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There is a new home on Haywood Road. Surrounded by West Asheville’s popular restaurants, shops and music venues, Odd’s Café, which opened for business on Monday, April 28, hopes to provide a space that can be like a second home for customers. Odd’s owner Audrie Blomquist describes her new venture as her version of Cheers — the neighborhood bar in Boston “where everybody knows your name.” Whenever she has moved to a new city, Blomquist reminisces, she has always sought out a café that would be a “place to be [her] home away from home” — where there is not only good food and drinks, but also a sense of community and belonging. With Odd’s she hopes to create that feeling for newcomers, locals and visitors with good products; a friendly, quirky staff; comfortable, varied seating options and vibrant art which she says is “the life of the shop.” In addition to its daytime hours, the café is open evenings daily as well as late at night on weekends to draw in people who are taking an evening stroll or walking home after a concert or dinner out. The diverse menu features local baked goods as well as genuine New York bagels (made in Brooklyn, where the water is famous for its bagel-making properties), Counter Culture coffee and loose-leaf teas. A small-plate option, called the Odd Combination, allows guests to build their own mini meal  with two choices from a selection of charcuterie, cheeses, hummus and fresh fruit and veggies. Each plate also

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ODD’S COUPLE: Audrie Blomquist, left, and Melisa Richbourg, right, want their new venture, Odd’s Café, to be a home away from home for West Asheville residents. Photo by Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire

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The atmosphere at Odd’s is decidedly minimalist but comfortable. Windows and high ceilings make the space light, bright and airy. Pops of red from the lights, cups and saucers add color to the white-walled interior, as do displays of local artwork, which will change monthly. The richly stained wooden tables come in various sizes for all kinds of gatherings, and a comfortable, plush seating area lends itself to group gatherings. There is an outdoor space as well and a bar where customers can interact with the bartenders, as Blomquist chooses to call her baristas. With its day and evening hours, fun staff and friendly atmosphere, Odd’s is a place that is, as its website says, “a little different, just like you.” Odd’s Café is at 800 Haywood Road. Hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-late Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. X


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As easy as ABC Asheville Brewing Co. is brewing better beer and lots more of it

That’s crucial, because plenty of new beers are in the works for ABC. Rangel is planning a collaboration where three high-profile breweries will fly into Asheville and co-brew collaborative batches of Ninja. Pretty soon, ABC might have a new beer in cans as well. “Perfect Day IPA has taken us by storm,” says Rangel. “It’s giving Shiva a run for its money, and people are asking for it in cans.” After the year it’s had and with a big expansion in the works, you might wonder what the next big goal is for ABC. A medal at the Great American Beer Festival, perhaps? Or maybe a glowing review in Beer Advocate? “We actually want to win Best Brewery in the Mountain Xpress ‘Best of.’ … We’ve won the award for Best Pizza, and we’re going to keep trying until we crack the top brewery award, too,” says Rangel. X

INSPIRATION Two years ago Mike Rangel, coowner of Asheville Brewing Co., took a trip out west for the San Diego Brewing Convention. While he was there, he visited a brewpub called Pizza Port. Pizza Port is no ordinary brewpub; it’s one of the most highly decorated establishments of its kind in the United States. It keeps between 12 and 20 of its own beers on tap at any given time, and many of them are only brewed once a year, or once ever. Yet it has such a solid reputation, locals and tourists alike flock to the pub for whatever’s pouring.  Rangel came back from his trip inspired. “I want to make Asheville Brewing Co. more like Pizza Port,” he said. Yet this was the founder of a company with a different brewing model. At the time, ABC was afraid to pull even its least popular beer from the lineup because it had its fans. Instead, ABC brewed the same house beers day in and day out. But that was about to change.  A NEW DIRECTION It’s hard to put an exact date on the start of the transition at ABC because there was no big event — things just started to happen. If you stopped by once a month, you might notice a new beer here or there. Maybe Roland’s ESB wasn’t on the board, and an experimental IPA and another brand-new beer were there instead. Then a few months later the board had 14 beers instead of eight. “I think we all realized things had changed in the beer scene from when we opened,” says Rangel. “Commercially, we can’t change all our beers all the time, but as a brewpub we realized we could make a lot more beers than we were making ... and we started to embrace that.”


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LETTER PERFECT: Asheville Brewing Co. head brewer Doug Riley, left, and co-owner Mike Rangel, right, are simultaneously working on perfecting current favorites and creating new varieties. Photo by Cindy Kunst

In addition to the increased number of beers on tap, ABC retooled its house recipes little by little. To say that beers like Ninja Porter are better now than they were a few years ago is not a subjective statement. The brewing team just took home a coveted gold medal from the World Beer Cup — a medal it had tried for before with Ninja. What’s behind the jump in quality? According to Rangel, it’s the growth of the company and how that’s allowed the brewers to specialize. “We hired a brewer about a year ago who was a former water engineer for the city of Tampa. … He just geeks out about water,” says Rangel. “We’ve also been able to move some of the day-to-day brewing off of Doug Riley, our head brewer since the beginning. … We’re all really happy about that because it allows Doug to better oversee the entire brewing operation. Before it was like if I had to come in every day and make the pizzas in addition to running the business. I wouldn’t have a lot of time to look at the bigger picture.”

LOOKING AHEAD While many breweries have their eyes set on world domination, Rangel says that’s not the case for ABC. “We just aren’t that interested in other markets [outside of Western North Carolina]. We don’t want to have to sell our beer in towns that aren’t as cool as Asheville,” says Rangel. Yet just to satisfy the home market, ABC needs to make more beer. “Right now, we’re about 30 percent behind what our distributor wants from us,” says Rangel. “Sometimes by the time the trucks get to Sylva, they’re almost out [of beer].” So ABC is looking at a couple of options for expansion. Rangel says that the more likely plan will be to install a new 30-barrel system at the Coxe Avenue location to make beer for canning and turning the 15-barrel system into a dedicated brewhouse for the specialty beers. That change will roughly double the size of the existing setup in the next six months.






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Happy birthday to Moog Tribute concert raises funds for Dr. Bob’s Sound School


Synthesist Erik Norlander first met the late Robert Moog in January 1997 at the annual National Association of Music Merchants trade show in Southern California. At the time, Norlander was the synthesizer product manager for instrument company Alesis and was designing an analog polyphonic synth called the Andromeda. “I had a green light from the CEO to staff up for the project, and so I attempted to assemble my dream team,” Norlander says. “I approached Bob at a Keyboard magazine breakfast event and asked if he would be interested. He gave me an enthusiastic ‘Yeah!’ and we talked about him working as the electrical design engineer on the synth. Go for the best, right?” As it turned out, Moog — who would have turned 80 on May 23 — was already working on what would become the Moog Voyager, so he wasn’t able to help with the Andromeda project. But that didn’t prevent a friend-

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FAST FRIENDS: When Eric Norlander first met Robert Moog in ’97, he suggested they collaborate on a synthesizer project. “He gave me an enthusiastic ‘Yeah!,’” Norlander says. “Go for the best, right?” Photo courtesy of the musician

ship between the two synthesizer enthusiasts. In fact, Norlander and the father-son team of Steven and Drew Heller will play a tribute show on Thursday, May 8, at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. Proceeds from the concert benefit Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Moog Foundation’s core educational program. After that trade show, Norlander and Moog kept in touch, and every

time they saw one another after, Moog would ask about the Alesis synth. “And very specific questions, too. Things like, ‘How did you get the oscillators to keep from locking with so many in such a tight space?’” Norlander remembers. “He had the curiosity and enthusiasm of a little kid but the brainpower, experience and wisdom of a much older man — a pretty cool combination, if you ask me.”

A similar spark attracted Steven Heller. The Grammy-winning producer and composer met Moog and his family in 1978 in Madison County and quickly bonded over shared interests. “Both families lived way out in the country, and we had the music connection,” Heller says. “In the early ’80s, Bob and I wrote some music together and traveled together to speak at a digital music conference. In the following years, Bob would come over to the studio to play theremin on projects I was producing. Most of all, we were friends.” He continues, “Bob was a generous mentor, lending me his Minimoog synthesizer and, soon after, giving me the opportunity to learn to use a Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, which became my main tool for composition and production during the ’80s and ’90s.” Heller will open the Isis show with his son Drew, the guitarist for Asheville-born Afrofusion band Toubab Krewe. Growing up thinking of Moog primarily as a family friend, the younger Heller made a different connection in 2005 when Moog, then critically ill with brain cancer, played Toubab Krewe’s debut album. “Bob’s daughter, Michelle [Moog-Koussa], told us that he had a transcendent night of listening to our music that transported him into a joyful place. I’m grateful to have been a part of his musical life,” Drew says. “He’s a creative inspiration and a friend in spirit. Moog instruments continue to be my main companion to the guitar.” For the tribute show, Drew plans on playing 12-string acoustic, nylon string and electric guitars, and a couple of Moogerfooger analog effects modules while Steven sings and accompanies him on guitar. The two have been playing together ever since Drew could hold a guitar, but the set of what Drew calls “music in the spirit of joy and sonic exploration” will be their first as a duo. Norlander will perform his album The Galactic Collective from start to finish — similar to what he did at The Orange Peel in 2009 for the foundation benefit concert Moogus Operandi. Local musicians backed Norlander at that show; at The Isis, “I’ll have my actual tour-

ing band onstage, and so the set will of course have a different feel to it — closer to the studio recording, but still with lots of room for improvisation and sonic adventure,” he says. Bassist Mark Matthews and drummer Nick LePar (who

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also performed on The Galactic Collective) and guitarist Jeff Kollman will join Norlander in Asheville. The album is a re-

imagining of the musician’s 10 favorite works. “I had written so many instrumental pieces for various projects — things like intros, overtures, preludes, interludes, epilogues, finales and that sort of thing — that it reached the point where I thought they really should be represented as their own dedicated album and not a piece of some other album, even as great as those other albums are,” Norlander says. His Isis set will primarily feature the Moog Voyager, his main lead synth at all concerts, and some tinkering with vintage devices from the Moog Foundation. The actual lineup will depend on the components’ current condition, but the plan is to include a ’60s Moog modular system, an Apollo polyphonic synth and a ’70s Minimoog Model D. “Despite their age and sometimes quirky behavior, those instruments are all so easy to play,” Norlander says. “Bob really designed instruments for musicians and that pure ethic still shines through in these original instruments more than 40 years later." X





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by Kyle Sherard

Show and tell Everyone loves a great return, and Friday, May 9, brings two. Jamaica People, opening in West Asheville, presents images a local photographer brought back from her trips to that Caribbean Island. And in downtown Asheville, media and design forum PechaKucha night returns after a lengthy hiatus. NOT YOUR AVERAGE VACATION PHOTOS Photographer Jessica Rehfield initially traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, to visit a friend. While there she gravitated toward the city and its people rather than the beach — making many local connections along the way. She also got a tutoring job with a Kingstonbased reading center, which led to a half-dozen return trips over the past five years. The result is Jamaica People, comprising more than 70 works by the Asheville-by-way-of-Alaska artist. The show, which opens Friday, May 9, at the West Asheville Library, offers intimate views of an underground urban landscape. Rehfield’s photographs capture street vendors peddling T-shirts and hats. They ease past generations-old sidewalk restaurants and tenements and wind through Kingston’s labyrinthian alleys and into the depths of the capital city’s seldom-seen core: Trenchtown. Jamaica People revolves around a series of eight 18-by-24-inch color portraits of the Trenchtown denizens whom Rehfield came to know during her trips. She tutored some and did ridealongs with others. Her subjects are cooks and cabbies, hustlers, friends, parents and Rastafarians. One image of an unnamed, bearded cook was taken deep within the city’s maze. He’s in his kitchen, tucked far enough off the street as to blot out most of the natural light. Like many Jamaican Rastas, his dreadlocks are worn not for fashion but in political protest. And his food is strictly vegetarian. On that particular afternoon, he made a salt-


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less vegan stew and introduced Rehfield to the phrase “Ital is Vital” — ital is the Rasta diet. Another image captures a woman named Anty J. She’s posed next to her coal-fired stove with a handful of aluminum pots and pans lined up against the wall. Her kitchen isn’t near the alleyway: It’s in it. So is she, barefoot on the dirtand-rubble floor, wearing a redand-white checkered apron over shorts and a hot pink shirt. “There aren’t corporate ladders to climb,” Rehfield says. “Instead, there are areas where people live and work that they have inherited. They hold on to them.” An up-close portrait of a man in the back of a cab sheds light on life off the island, if only for a moment. “There’s this mentality,” Rehfield says, “the ‘barrel mentality,’ that the people at home will be  saved by the people who go out, who leave Jamaica and send money home.” In this case the man is the cabdriver’s cousin, who left Jamaica years ago, bound for the U.S. He was gone a mere month, Rehfield says. He didn’t find work; he returned in defeat. Each photograph is accompanied by similar excerpts from Rehfield’s conversations with her subjects. The portraits are also supported by smaller atmospheric street shots of the neighborhoods’ narrow corridors and busy avenues. “There’s a disconnect from what is understood of this culture,” says Rehfield, which is what she wants to open up through these photographs. While searching for a glimpse into each individual, the photos are also about drafting a broader social topography. They seek out and expose the cluttered, densely populated landscape, which seems lightyears away from the pristine white sands of a Sandals commercial. “I’m inspired by the sights and sounds and smells,” Rehfield says. “Each photograph is like a window, a view into their world, a background to the neighborhood.” What’s more, rather than indiscriminately snapping pictures of people in and around town, Rehfield draft-


TRAVELOGUE: “I’m inspired by the sights and sounds and smells,” says photographer Jessica Rehfield. “Each photograph is like a window.” Photo by Rehfield

ed agreements with each of her subjects. Proceeds from the sale of a photograph will be split with its subject. “I wanted there to be an element of collaboration,” says Rehfield. “These are people’s lives and neighborhoods, and I’m trying to retain respect for that.” Jamaica People is on display at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. The show opens Friday, May 9, 5 to 8 p.m. THE ART OF CHIT-CHAT It’s been well over two years since the last PechaKucha, an international short-format media and design forum, took place in Asheville. It finally returns (as PechaKucha Night, Vol. 6) on Friday, May 9, held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and organized by the Asheville Design Center and Ninebar Creative, which plan to co-produce such events quarterly. The program, founded by the Tokyobased Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003, features a series of rapid-fire Power Point-style presentations underlined by a common design-based theme. PechaKucha, a Japanese phrase that

means “chitchat,” is now in over 700 cities worldwide. Each locale adheres to the same simple yet strict guidelines: presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each. A presentation lasts exactly six minutes and 40 seconds. While the format may be streamlined, the thematic content differs from city to city. PechaKucha Night, Vol. 6 will feature eight presentations focused on multimodal transportation. Local nonprofit Asheville on Bikes is a partner for the event. But that’s not to say that it will be solely about bikes: Multimodal can include any number of approaches, says Chris Joyell, Asheville Design Center’s executive director. “We’ll have folks representing all forms of transportation. Ideally, we’ll have someone doing a presentation on floating down the French Broad River.” Pecha Kucha Night, Vol. 6 takes place at The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, 67 Broadway, Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. $3 suggested donation. or X

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Knotty business Fiber Weekend explores textile craft forms “Knitted graffiti” is how local textile artist Judi Jetson describes yarnbombing, the art form that tags public objects with colored strands. Yarnbombing interests her because “it’s a little bit wicked and a fun way to express myself with a group of knitters.” Jetson is part of a collaborative called Operation Colorstorm, which will be creating an installation piece for the upcoming Fiber Weekend event at the Folk Art Center. Demonstrations, hands-on activities and a wearable art fashion show take place Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11. “We’ve designed tree sweaters, pole wrappers, a pond and other amazing embellishments in keep-

WHAT Fiber Weekend WHERE Folk Art Center, WHEN Demonstrations and activities on Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fashion show on Sunday, May 11, 1 and 3 p.m. Free.

ing with the spirit of Fiber Days,” says Jetson. The weekend event will showcase a full spectrum of the artistic genre, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Yarnbombing fits into the latter category, along with upcycled clothing by Patte Vanden Berg and deconstructed screen-printing by Betsy Morrill. Traditional fiber crafts, including natural dyeing, sheep shearing, weaving and crochet, will also be demonstrated at the Folk Art Center. On Sunday, local artist Liz Spear emcees the 15th annual Fashion Show of Wearable Art at 1 and 3 p.m. In previous years, highlights


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have included nuno-felted pieces and repurposed apparel. Spear says that she intends to speak to the “enduring inspiration of traditional techniques, for the textiles of the future.” One such example, she says, is the “digitally enhanced handwoven pieces by Geri Forkner.” Also included in the show is a collection from the students at Haywood Community College Professional Crafts program. Western North Carolina’s fiber arts tradition started long before student fashion and yarnbombing. Dating to the 1800s, the weaving of wool and cotton was a cottage industry that provided income for mountain families. Area craft organizations such as Southern Highland Craft Guild and Penland School of Crafts were formed from this wellspring of textile know-how. In present day, fiber arts are still being made. While some artists focus on preserving the historic processes, others seek innovative interpretations of traditional forms. Black Mountain weaver and yarn spinner Eileen Hallman uses her engineering background to develop tools to refine and streamline the process. At Fiber Weekend, she will demonstrate spinning raw fiber into cotton yarn using a tool called the book charkha. “This spindle wheel was developed for Gandhi’s Constructive Programme [in India],” she says. “It’s a miniature version of the spindle wheel Sleeping Beauty was spinning on when she pricked her finger. It folds up to look like a wooden book.” Spinning and weaving have their own vocabulary, and Hallman enjoys sharing that language. The educational aspect of public events like Fiber Weekend provides a chance to consider the twist of the yarn, the intersecting weave of fabric and the process that results in a colored pattern. One weaving technique for which Hallman uses the book charkha is to produce what she calls “singleshuttle plaid,” where she “changes color with each arm’s length of spun yarn.”

FUN WITH FIBER: Western North Carolina’s fiber arts tradition started long before student fashion and yarnbombing. Fiber Weekend at the Folk Art Center showcases the best of traditional and contemporary art forms. Photo courtesy of Southern Highland Craft Guild

Another exhibiting artist, Betsy Morrill, works in a process called deconstructed screen printing. Her wall hangings piece together one of a kind hand-dyed and hand-printed fabric. The resulting textile works are sometimes abstract explorations of pattern and color, while others combine the fabric into flattened scenes from nature such as a mountain landscape. Morrill describes her method as improvisational. “It doesn’t feel like production work since it’s always a little different — and that keeps it interesting,” she says. Although her current process is a new form of fiber art, Morrill is well-

versed in the basics. “I started working with textiles when I was young — learning sewing, knitting, needlepoint and embroidery from my mother,” she says. According to Morrill, there is a large fiber “family” in WNC: lots of weavers, quilters, dyers and surface designers. An event like Fiber Weekend is an opportunity to extend that clan. “I think that when we demonstrate our craft, the public, young and old, can be exposed to our techniques,” she says. “Maybe they appreciate the work that goes into handmade, and maybe they are inspired to pursue an art of their own.” X

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Quintessential soul survivor Charles Bradley’s late-life career renaissance Charles Bradley sounds tired. The gravelly voiced soul singer, who released his first LP, No Time for Dreaming, in 2011 at the age of 62, has had a whirlwind few years of recording and touring that stand in stark contrast to his nomadic prior life. He worked as a cook and did other odd jobs around the U.S. before settling in Brooklyn in 1997. Once firmly stationed in the borough, he began regularly performing as Black Velvet in a James Brown tribute act that he’d been perfecting since he was 14. His shows quickly grabbed the attention of the group behind Daptone Records, a label that would launch the retro-soul revival

WHO Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires with The Broadcast and Bright Light Social Hour WHERE Pisgah Brewing, WHEN Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. $20 advance/$25 day or show

movement in the 2000s with acts like Sharon Jones, Lee Fields and eventually Bradley himself. When we speak, he’s stationed at an Econo Lodge in Nashville for one of the opening dates of a four-month tour. That string of shows will bring him to the Pisgah Brewing outdoor stage on Thursday, May 8 — as well as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Houston International Festival and the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta. It’s hard to imagine this soft-spoken man making it through it all. “When I


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finish my shows, I just want to get alone,” he says. “I don’t really like to socialize too much. I just want to get my spirit together and get my mind and soul right to do it another day, because every time I do a show, I do it like it’s my last show.” This is particularly puzzling because what makes Bradley’s music so attractive is the visceral emotion and pain he conveys in his cracking voice and wordless sighs, as most nights he ends up almost crying through some of the words as he invokes the ghosts of James Brown and Otis Redding in his performances. Viewers of the 2011 festival documentary Soul of America, which chronicles the singer’s story up to the release of his debut album, will see a man who has overcome illiteracy and a lifetime of poverty with nothing more than an aching sincerity and a love of music. It’s that sincerity that allows him to stand in the shadow of the Godfather of Soul and think nothing of charting a solo career after a lifetime as an imitator. “I love [his] music, the band, the way the funkiness brings the depths out of my soul, but doing my own songs I feel a lot of truth inside me coming out,” Bradley says. “It’s much more emotional that doing James Brown. It’s painful sometimes — all of my songs have a picture behind them, and each time I sing them it brings me back to that moment [in my life].” Still, it’s clear that it’s more than the exhausting music career that has taken its toll on the singer, both physically and psychologically. His mother, to whom he dedicated his post-1997 life after a lengthy estrangement, passed away earlier this year, and her memory is rarely far from Bradley’s thoughts. “She gives me the strength [I need] now,” he says as he recounts his memory of her passing. He was scheduled to play a sold-out show in Brooklyn the day she died, and was plagued by indecision on whether to cancel it. Eventually he went on, but “when

IN FOCUS: “I just want to get my spirit together and get my mind and soul right to do it another day,” says vocalist Charles Bradley. “Because every time I do a show, I do it like it’s my last show.” Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

I got to the stage I got choked up and couldn’t say anything,” he recalls. “I just had to push through it and open up my mind and feel the love of [the crowd]. And once I pulled everything out, I looked over in the corner, and it was like my mom was right there. I have to thank all my fans for pulling me out of the dark and bringing me into the light.” This confession comes near the end of the interview, as if Bradley

was building to this emotional climax as he would in song, and it’s tough to separate the man from the music he makes. With his mother gone, there seems to be little there besides his musical expression, as if he’s simply drawing into himself until the next time he’s onstage. “I just thank God that before I leave this Earth, I’m doing the thing I always really wanted to do,” he says. X

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Wham City Fresh off their Adult Swim debut, Baltimore-based arts collective Wham City — the group responsible for the viral video “Drinking out of cups,” among others — is spreading its weird and wonderful comedy across the East Coast. The show is a “75-minute multimedia performance featuring four alt-comedians offering up all-original stand-up, videos, skits and monologues,” according to a press release. If you aren’t familiar with Wham City, the group’s hilarious Adult Swim infomercial, “Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick” is a good representation of their bizarre comedic stylings. Wham City performs at The Mothlight on Thursday, May 8, at 8:30 p.m. $5. Photo courtesy of Wham City

The Dex Romweber Duo The Dex Romweber Duo is “a creepy doll collection of surf, proto-rockabilly, garage, dark and vengeful blues, and nobody but nobody plays it like Dex,” according to a press release. Romweber, formerly of Flat Duo Jets, plays guitar while his “whipwristed” sister, Sara Romweber (formerly of Let’s Active) finesses the drums. Together, they make music that is “effortlessly versatile and raucously dismissive of genre constraints, exciting and darkly romantic.” Jack White (White Stripes) says the group “is one of the best-kept secrets of the rock ’n’ roll underground.” The sibling duo takes the stage at The Grey Eagle on Friday, May 9, at 9 p.m. The Zealots also perform. $10/$12. Photo by Stan Lewis

The Apache Relay It might seem to The Apache Relay that the road to national recognition is paved with tiny, hard-won steps. Still, the Nashville-based indie-rockers play each show as if it’s an audition for world domination, and songs — dating back to the unforgettable “Lost Kid” — pair roots swagger with pop savvy. Those tiny steps are getting bigger: The band’s new, self-titled album streamed exclusively on and was praised by Rolling Stone. According to The Huffington Post, “it represents a muchneeded shift in our obsession with folk music.” The Apache Relay returns to The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, May 14, as part of a tour with The Weeks. Show at 9 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day of show. Photo by Melissa Madison Fuller


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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, the new novel by best-selling author Francine Prose, is full of the kind of characters that would be at home in a John Irving story. Weird, conflicted, flawed and pushing at the edge of believability. But Prose not only populates her fiction with adventure, artistry and Parisian scenes of the ’20s and ’30s; she also touches on some of history’s brightest and darkest times. As the title suggests, the novel is set at the Chameleon Club, where women dress as men and men dress as women. The hostess is a torch singer, and the clientele includes a young Hungarian photographer and a daring female racecar driver who eventeually shocks everyone with her Nazi sympathies. Francine Prose makes an appearance at Malaprop’s on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. Free.


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• WE (5/7), 5:15pm - $7. Reservation required. Held at First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, 204 6th Ave. West, Hendersonville









COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA OF HENDERSONVILLE 693-3081 • SU (5/11), 3pm - Mother's Day spring concert. Free. Held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville HENDERSON COUNTY LIBRARY CENTENNIAL CONCERT 697-4725, html. • TH (5/8), 6:30pm - Featuring Appalachian folk music. Held at 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville. HENDERSONVILLE COMMUNITY BAND, • SU (5/11), 3pm - "Pops and Patriotic Concert." $10. Held on the Blue Ridge Community College campus, Flat Rock.

TAKE AN ART BREAK: Join the Asheville Art Museum on Friday, May 9, at noon for a gallery talk and presentation on the Blueprints: A Collaboration exhibit. Learn about the cyanotypes, or blueprint photographs, created by Susan Weil and José Betancourt, who incorporate large-scale collages and three-dimensional objects to push the boundaries of traditional cyanotypes. Photo courtesy of the Asheville Art Museum

an improvisation session for movement, music/ sound or spoken word. Free.

ART APPALACHIAN PASTEL SOCIETY • SA (5/10), 10am-noon - Includes technique demonstration. Held at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Rd., Mills River ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM 2 N. Pack Square, 253-3227, • FR (5/9), noon-1pm - Lunchtime Art Break: Blueprints: A Collaboration. • TU (5/13), 3-5pm - Discussion Bound book club: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson. ASHEVILLE URBAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT 458-0111, Open air painting events, held in various public green spaces and hosted by different Asheville area artists.  Free. • TU (5/13), 9:30am-12:30pm - Susan Luke demonstrates plein air oil painting at Pack Square. CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE'S 'BEARFOOTIN’' REVEAL 233-3216, • FR (5/9), 4-6pm - Public unveiling of this year's "Bearfootin’" public art project on Main Street. Free. Held at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St., Hendersonville MADISON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL 90 S. Main St., Marshall, 649-1301, • SA (5/10), 10am-4pm - "Seconds Sale," works for sale by Madison artists, partially benefiting the arts council. MISSION FOR TEMPORAL ART 68 N. Main St., Marshall, 917-650-7321, • SA (5/10) & SA (5/24), 2-6pm -  "OpenFloor,"


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AUDITIONS & CALL TO ARTISTS AAAC'S REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANT • Through (10/14) - Applications will be accepted for this grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists. ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE 35 E. Walnut St., 254-1320, • TU (5/13), 10:30am-2:30pm - Auditions for Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts. TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL 884-2787, • Through FR (5/9) - Photos may be submitted for White Squirrel Photography Contest. $5 entry fee. Contact for submission guidelines. • Through TU (5/27) - Call to artists to create or provide chairs for the "Chair-ity" Auction on Aug. 3.

MUSIC SONG O' SKY CHORUS (pd.) Tuesday 6:45-9:30 PM Song O' Sky Chorus Calvary Baptist Church (Chandler Center), 531 Haywood Road, 28806. Asheville's only a capella barbershop-style chorus! We welcome all women who love to sing! www. or (866) 824-9547 Parking available behind the church. BLUE RIDGE RINGERS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE, blueridgeringers@


MAGNOLIA ACOUSTIC CONCERT SERIES 697-2463, • 2nd SUNDAYS, 3pm - Held at Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. $15.

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MUSIC AT UNCA 251-6432, • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Blue Ridge Orchestra open rehearsal. Reuter Center.


MUSIC BY THE LAKE CONCERT SERIES 694-1743, • SU (5/11), 5-7pm - Donna Kay & Daniel Z, vibe vox. Held on the Blue Ridge Community College campus, Flat Rock. Free. TRYON FINE ARTS CENTER 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 859-8322, • FR (5/9), 8pm - David Holt, Bryan Sutton, and T. Michael Coleman, Americana. $28. UR LIGHT CENTER 2196 N.C. Hwy. 9, Black Mountain, 6696845 • FR (5/9), 8pm - The Pure Heart Ensemble. $18/$15 advance.


2 South Pack Square, 257-4530, dwtheatre. com • FR (5/9) and SA (5/10), 8pm - The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. $35/ $30 student/ $15 child. FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE Highway 225, Flat Rock, 693-0731, • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (5/11) - The Fantasticks. Wed.-Sat.: 2pm& 8pm. Sun.:2pm. $40. • TH (5/8) through SU (5/25) - Vayna and Sonia and Masha and Spike. $40. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sat.-Sun., 2pm.


ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE 35 E. Walnut St., 254-1320, • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (5/9) through (5/11) - The Little Mermaid Jr. Performed by the Youth Production Class. Fri.: 7:30pm. Sat.&Sun.:2:30pm. $5.


ASHEVILLE PLAYBACK THEATRE • FR (5/9), 8pm - Season finale. $10/$5 youth.


BEBE THEATRE 20 Commerce St., 254-2621 • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (5/17), 7:30pm - Stop Kiss. Performed by Different Strokes! Artist Collective. $18/$15 advance & students.

64 Biltmore Ave., 281-2134, • Through WE (5/14) - Pioneer, self-taught artists. ART AT MARS HILL 689-1304, • Through (9/1) - Works by art department faculty. Through TU (5/13) - Divine Intervention, largescale paintings by student Charles Bowden. ARTETUDE GALLERY 89 Patton Ave., 252-1466, • FR (5/2) through SU (6/1) - New Beginnings, sculpture.

ASHEVILLE AREA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY 346 Depot St., 258-0710, • Through (6/15) - Look Again, a look at the byproducts of contemporary society. BELLA VISTA ART GALLERY 14 Lodge St., 768-0246, • Through (7/31) - Pastels by Nicora Gangi. BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, 669-0930, • Through (6/12) - Art in Bloom, works from regional galleries. BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER 56 Broadway, 350-8484, • Through (5/17) - Cynthia Homire: Vision Quest, mixed media. HANDMADE IN AMERICA 125 S. Lexington Ave. #101, 252-0121 • Through TU (8/19) - All Kinds of Quilts, works by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. IZZY’S COFFEE DEN 74 N. Lexington Ave., 258-2004 • Through SA (5/31) - Innocent, collages by Adam Void. JONAS GERARD FINE ART 240 Clingman Ave., 350-7711, jonasgerard. com

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THE CURIOSITY SHOPPE 118 Cherry St. Suite C, Black Mountain, 6697467, • Through (5/7) - abstract pastels by Bridget Risdon Hepler THE MOTHLIGHT 701 Haywood Road • Through (5/30), 5pm-2am - Images by Ron Killian TRYON ARTS AND CRAFTS SCHOOL 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon, 859-8323, • Through FR (5/30) - Craft Tryon, works by Tryon artists. WEST ASHEVILLE LIBRARY 942 Haywood Road • TH (5/9) through (6/30) - Jamaica People, by Jessica Rehfield. Photography. Opening reception Friday, May 9, 5-8pm.

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C L U B L A N D THE MOTHLIGHT Wham City Comedy Tour w/ Tom Peters (standup comedy), 9pm


THE PHOENIX Carver & Carmody (Americana), 8pm

38 N. FRENCH BROAD Adam Ezra Group w/ Peace Jones (roots-rock), 9pm

THE SOCIAL Open mic w/ Scooter Haywood, 8pm

5 WALNUT WINE BAR Amore Jones (R&B), 5pm Juan Benavides Trio (Latin), 8pm

TIMO'S HOUSE Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm

BEN'S TUNE-UP Live band karaoke w/ The Diagnostics, 9pm

TOWN PUMP Rich Brown (delta blues), 9pm

BLACK MOUNTAIN ALE HOUSE Bluegrass jam w/ The Deals, 9pm

TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES The Westsound Revue (Motown, blues), 9pm

BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Open mic w/ Mark Bumgarner, 7pm

VINCENZO'S BISTRO Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm

BYWATER Soul night w/ DJ Whitney, 8:30pm


CORK & KEG Irish jam w/ Beanie, Vincent & Jean, 7pm DOUBLE CROWN DJ Dr. Filth (country), 10pm

185 KING STREET Marcus King Band (blues, funk), 8pm

EMERALD LOUNGE Blues jam w/ Jordan Okrend, 8pm

38 N. FRENCH BROAD Jamboogie Band (rock, funk, jam), 9pm

GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Johnnyswim (folk, soul, blues, pop), 8pm

5 WALNUT WINE BAR Shake It Like A Caveman (dirty blues, rock), 9pm

GRIND CAFE Trivia night, 7pm

ALLEY KATS TAVERN Amos & The Mixx Live, 9:30pm

A LEADERLESS FLOCK: Hailing from Denver, Colo., Paper Bird’s seven-piece band boasts no designated leader, making the talent of each individual stand strong against the simple, flowing sounds of the indie-folk group. All seven members will grace Isis Restaurant & Music Hall with their songs on Friday, May 9, at 9 p.m., following a performance from indie-pop-noir group stephaniesid at 7 p.m.

HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY Annual Spring Fling dinner w/ West Sound, 6pm IRON HORSE STATION The Wilhelm Brothers (indie-folk), 6pm ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL DubConscious (reggae, dub), 9pm

LOBSTER TRAP Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7pm

THE MOTHLIGHT Steve Gunn w/ Cowboy Crisis (folk-rock), 9:30pm

DOUBLE CROWN DJs Devyn & Oakley, 10pm

ODDITORIUM Miss Mousie & The Rigamarole (experimental), 1880s Night Debut w/ Greybag, 9pm

THE PHOENIX Jazz night, 8pm

FRENCH BROAD BREWERY TASTING ROOM Brief Awakening (indie, Americana), 6pm

THE SOCIAL Karaoke, 9:30pm

GOOD STUFF The Sun Cans (pop, rock), 7:30pm Modern Strangers (indie-rock), 8:30pm

ONE STOP DELI & BAR Low Cut Connie w/ Hank West & The Smokin' Hots, Reed Turchi (rock), 10pm

TIGER MOUNTAIN THIRST PARLOUR Sean & Will (classic punk, power pop, rock), 10pm TIMO'S HOUSE Release w/ Disc-Oh! (bass), 9pm

ORANGE PEEL Dropkick Murphys w/ The Bots (Celtic-punk), 8pm

TOWN PUMP Open mic w/ Aaron, 9pm

PISGAH BREWING COMPANY Grits & Soul (bluegrass, Americana), 6pm

TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES Blues & soul jam w/ Al Coffee & Da Grind, 8:30pm

SLY GROG LOUNGE Open mic, 7pm

VANUATU KAVA BAR Open mic w/ Caleb Beissert, 9pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm

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ALTAMONT THEATER Chuck Brodsky & Andy Offut Irwin (storyteller, songwriter, folk), 8pm ATHENA'S CLUB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7pm

JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Old-time session, 5pm

OLIVE OR TWIST Swing dance lesson w/ Bobby Wood, 7pm 3 Cool Cats Band (vintage rock 'n' roll), 8pm

ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Joe Meyers & Dave Desmelik (folk-rock), 9:30pm

THURSDAY, MAY 8 185 KING STREET The Everydays (acoustic), 8pm 5 WALNUT WINE BAR The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8pm ADAM DALTON DISTILLERY Bridging the Gap (old school hip-hop, vinyl night), 10pm

HAVANA RESTAURANT Open mic (instruments provided), 8pm ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL Erik Norlander & The Galactic Collective benefit for Moog Foundation, 8pm JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Bluegrass jam, 7pm LOBSTER TRAP Hank Bones ("The man of 1,000 songs"), 7pm ODDITORIUM Kimberly White Project, Polly Panic & Pluto No More (alt-rock), 9pm OLIVE OR TWIST Blue Dawg Band (blues, swing), 8pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm Wobblesauce w/ Rims & Keys (dance, electro-funk), 10pm ORANGE PEEL Jenny Lewis w/ Waxahatchee (indie-folk), 9pm PACK'S TAVERN Steven Poteat (acoustic rock, jam), 9pm

BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Acoustic Swing, 7pm CLASSIC WINESELLER Daniel Shearin (pop, originals), 7pm CORK & KEG The Gypsy Swingers (jazz, Latin, blues), 7pm EMERALD LOUNGE The Stump Mutts w/ Hard Rocket and The Fire Tonight (rock), 8:30pm FRENCH BROAD BREWERY TASTING ROOM Even the Animals (indie, rock), 6pm GOOD STUFF Dr. Aqueous & The Fantastik Apparatus (psychedelic), 9pm GREEN ROOM CAFE & COFFEEHOUSE Jeff Michels (singer-songwriter), 6:30pm GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Dex Romweber Duo w/ The Zealots (indie-rock, garage-rock), 9pm HAVANA RESTAURANT Ashley Heath (singer-songwriter), 7pm HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY Letters to Abigail (Americana, country, bluegrass), 6pm IRON HORSE STATION Andy Buckner (Southern rock), 7pm ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL stephaniesid (pop-noir), 7pm Paper Bird (indie-folk), 9pm JACK OF THE WOOD PUB The Grant Farm w/ National Flatpicking Champ Tyler Grant (rock, country), 9pm

ALLEY KATS TAVERN Open mic night, 7pm

PISGAH BREWING COMPANY Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires w/ The Broadcast & Bright Light Social Hour (soul), 7:30pm

ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Bus Driver Tour (folk), 9pm

POSH BAR Acoustic jam, 6pm


PURPLE ONION CAFE Louise Mosrie, 7:30pm

BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Paul Cataldo (Americana, roots, folk), 7pm

SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB Dance party, 10pm

MILLROOM Tom Simmons w/ Caleb Synan & Cary Goff (stand-up comedy), 8pm & 10pm

DIRTY SOUTH LOUNGE One Track Mind (electronic w/ saxophone), 9pm


NIGHTBELL Dulítel DJ (indie, electronic, dance), 10pm


LOBSTER TRAP Mark & Aimee Bumgarner (Americana), 7pm METRO WINES Stand up comedy w/ Disclaimer Comedy, 7pm

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OLIVE OR TWIST 42nd Street Band (jazz), 7:30pm Late Night DJ (techno, disco), 11pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Free Dead Fridays w/ members of Phuncle Sam (jam), 5pm SMOKO w/ Hubblebash (house, bass), 10pm ORANGE PEEL Conor Oberst w/ Dawes (indie), 9pm PACK'S TAVERN DJ OCelate (dance, pop hits), 9pm PISGAH BREWING COMPANY Citizen Mojo (blues, rock), 8pm ROOT BAR NO. 1 Vagabond Philosophy (rock), 9pm SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am SCULLY'S Riyen Roots & Kenny Dore (blues), 7pm DJ, 10pm SPRING CREEK TAVERN Ben Wilson (Americana), 8pm STRAIGHTAWAY CAFE After Jack, 6pm TALLGARY'S CANTINA Unit 50 (rock), 9:30pm THE MOTHLIGHT Help My Heart benefit show for Brother Wolf w/ Jeff Thompson Band & Lyric (jazz, alt-rock, funk, soul), 8pm THE PHOENIX Howie Johnson Trio (blues, rock), 9pm THE SOCIAL Virginia & The Slims (swing, oldies), 9:30pm TIGER MOUNTAIN THIRST PARLOUR Dr. Filth (soul, psych, punk), 10pm TIMO'S HOUSE Art of Techno: Kri, Jenna Gilmore & Sean O'Daniels, 9pm TOWN PUMP Genna & Jesse (acoustic soul, pop duo), 9pm



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VINCENZO'S BISTRO Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WHITE HORSE Rose Sinclair & Swing Shack (jazz, swing), 8pm WILD WING CAFE A Social Function (acoustic), 9:30pm

SATURDAY, MAY 10 185 KING STREET Crooked Pine (folk, Americana), 8pm 5 WALNUT WINE BAR Pamela Jones Quartet (jazz), 9pm ALLEY KATS TAVERN The Twisted Trail Band, 9:30pm ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Open Electric Jam (Grateful Dead jam, blues), 9:30pm ATHENA'S CLUB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7pm BLACK MOUNTAIN ALE HOUSE The Mug (blues, boogie, rock), 9pm BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Bob Zullo, 7pm BOILER ROOM Blitch CD release w/ Screaming by Me & Epic Superfail (hard rock, metal), 9pm

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VANUATU KAVA BAR Seraphim Arkistra (electro-coustic, ambient improv), 8:30pm




TIGER MOUNTAIN THIRST PARLOUR DJ Devyl's Hands (psychedelic, indie, metal, rock), 10pm TIMO'S HOUSE Dark Shave, Shorty Can't Eat Books & Kabob-O-Taj (rock), 9pm TOWN PUMP Joe Lasher Jr. (country, Southern rock), 9pm TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES The Nightcrawlers, 10pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WESTVILLE PUB Wilhelm Brothers (folk-rock), 10pm WHITE HORSE The Low Down Sires (jazz), 7:30pm

SUNDAY, MAY 11 CLASSIC WINESELLER Joe Cruz (Beatles & Elton John covers), 7pm FRENCH BROAD BREWERY TASTING ROOM Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work (rock, blues), 6pm GOOD STUFF The Bonesetters (indie-folk, surf), 9pm GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Michael Tracy, Lefty Williams & Andy Buckner and Southern Soul Campaign (benefit for Wounded Warrior Project), 9pm

BLACK MOUNTAIN ALE HOUSE Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am BLUE KUDZU SAKE COMPANY Karaoke & brunch, 1pm BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, jazz, folk), 7pm

HAVANA RESTAURANT Patrick from Mande Foly (African beat), 7pm

DOUBLE CROWN Karaoke w/ Tim O, 9pm

HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY Rock Academy School Performance, 6pm

EMERALD LOUNGE Wild Belle w/ Caught A Ghost, 8pm

ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL Torch Singer (Linda Ronstadt tribute), 9pm

GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Geographer w/ Froth (pop, rock), 9pm

JACK OF THE WOOD PUB The Slams (Celtic-punk), 9pm

HI-WIRE BREWING Amy & Mike, 5pm

JERUSALEM GARDEN Middle Eastern music & bellydancing, 7pm

IRON HORSE STATION Mark Shane (R&B), 5pm

LOBSTER TRAP Bobby Miller & friends, 7pm


MILLROOM Gutterhound CD release party (rock, metal), 8pm

JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Irish session, 5pm

NIGHTBELL DJ Loungesport (electronic, lounge, nu-souldisco), 10pm

LOBSTER TRAP Leo Johnson, 7pm

ODDITORIUM Daikaiju, Lucky 13 Pin-Up & Sinister Suspension (rock, surf, instrumental), 9pm OLIVE OR TWIST Planet D Nonet (jazz) w/ 42nd Street Band, 7:30pm Late Night DJ (techno, disco), 11pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Reggae Family Jam, 2pm The Deems w/ Electrochemical (improv-rock, reggae, psychedelic), 10pm ORANGE PEEL Adventure Club (electronic, dance), 9pm PACK'S TAVERN Three Cool Cats (rock 'n' roll), 9pm PURPLE ONION CAFE Alan Barrington Trio (blues, fingerpicking), 8pm ROOT BAR NO. 1 Rich Brown (delta blues), 9pm SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB Dance party, 10pm SCULLY'S DJ, 10pm STRAIGHTAWAY CAFE Dave Desmelik, 6pm TALLGARY'S CANTINA Chatterbox (rock), 9:30pm THE ADMIRAL Soul night w/ DJ Dr. Filth, 11pm THE PHOENIX Mike Sweet (acoustic, rock, covers), 1pm The Archrivals (rock, jazz-fusion), 9pm THE SOCIAL Karaoke, 9:30pm

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch

5 WALNUT WINE BAR Dead Elvis Jug Band (rock 'n' roll), 7pm

MILLROOM Service Industry Night, 9pm OLIVE OR TWIST Shag & swing dance lesson w/ John Dietz, 7pm DJ Michael Filippone (beach, swing, ballroom, rock), 8pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am Electric Soul Pandemic w/ Yesterday's Gravy (Evening Slumber Pajamas), 10pm ORANGE PEEL Portugal. The Man (indie-rock), 8pm SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB Dance party, 10pm SPRING CREEK TAVERN Mark Bumgarner (Americana), 1pm STRAIGHTAWAY CAFE Jerry Culling, 6pm THE MOTHLIGHT The Blessed Knife w/ Graceless, Davis, Barlow (experimental), 9:30pm THE PHOENIX Gospel brunch, 12pm THE SOCIAL '80s night, 8pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WHITE HORSE Flute & drum music of India, 7:30pm

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ELO Blues Jam! Special Guest: Jordan Okrend (Berklee School of Music grad)! 8PM -12AM • FREE!

Friday, May 9th

The Stump Mutts w/ Hard Rocket & The Fire Tonight! •8:30PM Awesome Local Rock Showcase!

Sunday, May 11th

QC Productions presents Wild Belle w/ Caught A Ghost! • 8PM


Wild Belle are festival favorites from Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees, Coachella and countless more! They have played live on Conan and their song “Shine” was featured on the soundtrack of the 2013 movie The Way Way Back! Caught A Ghost is “a modern take on blue eyed soul, the tracks feature elements of classic motown” featuring Jesse Nolan & Film/TV actress & musician Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, Veronica Mars, Copper, Heroes)!

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GET ON THE BUS: Born in Montana and migrating to Knoxville, The Bus Driver Tour will be parking its bus at the Altamont Brewing Company on Thursday, May 8, at 8 p.m. The band is driven by fast Dylan-esque harmonicahuffing and smooth, country-style vocals and rhythms.

5 WALNUT WINE BAR Hot Point Trio (jazz), 8pm ALLEY KATS TAVERN Open mic, 8pm ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Old-time jam, 8pm BLACK MOUNTAIN ALE HOUSE Karaoke, 9pm BYWATER Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm

5 WALNUT WINE BAR The John Henry's (ragtime, jazz), 8pm

DIRTY SOUTH LOUNGE Chance Wayne (blues), 9pm

ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Open mic w/ Chris O'Neill, 8pm

DOUBLE CROWN Punk 'n' roll w/ DJ Leo Delightful, 10pm

ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL Tuesday Night Funk Jam, 11pm

GOOD STUFF Colleen Raney w/ Hanz Araki & Joseph Carmichael (traditional Celtic), 7pm


ORANGE PEEL Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (reggae, world), 11am Ghost w/ King Dude (metal), 8pm OSKAR BLUES BREWERY Mountain Music Mondays (open jam), 6pm THE BULL AND BEGGAR The Big Nasty (jazz, ragtime), 10pm THE PHOENIX Jeff Sipe & friends (jam-fusion), 8pm THE SOCIAL Hartford bluegrass jam w/ Ben Saylor, 8pm TIGER MOUNTAIN THIRST PARLOUR Honky-tonk (classic country & rockabilly) w/ DJ Lil Lorruh & David Wayne Gay, 10pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm


185 KING STREET Swing dance lesson, 8pm

ALLEY KATS TAVERN Bluegrass Tuesday, 8pm

LOBSTER TRAP Tim Marsh, 7pm

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COURTYARD GALLERY Open mic (music, poetry, comedy, etc.), 8pm

JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Quizzo, 7pm Eleanor Underhill (Americana), 9pm


WESTVILLE PUB Trivia night, 8pm

BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Paul Cataldo (Americana, roots, folk), 7pm BUFFALO NICKEL Trivia night, 7pm CLUB ELEVEN ON GROVE Dance, 8:30pm CORK & KEG Honkytonk jam w/ Tom Pittman & friends, 6:30pm DOUBLE CROWN Punk 'n' roll w/ DJs Sean and Will, 10pm GOOD STUFF Celtic night, 7pm GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Ben Miller Band (blues, folk), 9pm IRON HORSE STATION Open mic w/ Mark Shane, 6pm ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL Bluegrass session, 7:30pm JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Calamity Cubes (Americana, country), 9pm

LOBSTER TRAP Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7pm ODDITORIUM Comedy open mic w/ Tom Peters, 9pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Skyler & The CO (rock, pop), 8pm Tuesday night techno, 10pm

THE MOTHLIGHT Mystic Braves w/ Ouroboros Boys, Corners & Father Murphy Noise (surf-rock, psychedelic), 9:30pm THE PHOENIX Jazz night, 8pm THE SOCIAL Karaoke, 9:30pm

SCULLY'S Trivia night, 9pm

TIGER MOUNTAIN THIRST PARLOUR Sean & Will (classic punk, power pop, rock), 10pm

TALLGARY'S CANTINA Open mic & jam, 7pm

TIMO'S HOUSE Release w/ Disc-Oh! (bass), 9pm

THE MOTHLIGHT The People's Temple w/ Greg Cartwright and The Report Cards (garage-rock, psychedelic), 9:30pm

TOWN PUMP Open mic w/ Aaron, 9pm

THE SOCIAL Ashli Rose (singer-songwriter), 7pm

TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES Blues & soul jam w/ Al Coffee & Da Grind, 8:30pm

TIMO'S HOUSE 90s night w/ DJ Ra Mak (90s dance, hip-hop, pop), 9pm

VANUATU KAVA BAR Open mic w/ Caleb Beissert, 9pm

TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES Early Tuesday w/ Pauly Juhl & Oso, 8:30pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WESTVILLE PUB Blues jam, 10pm WHITE HORSE Irish sessions --- Open mic, 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 5 WALNUT WINE BAR Larkin Dodgen Sextet (jazz), 5pm Juan Benavides Trio (Latin), 8pm BEN'S TUNE-UP Live band karaoke w/ The Diagnostics, 9pm

VINCENZO'S BISTRO Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm


BYWATER Soul night w/ DJ Whitney, 8:30pm CORK & KEG Irish jam w/ Beanie, Vincent & Jean, 7pm DOUBLE CROWN DJ Dr. Filth (country), 10pm EMERALD LOUNGE Blues jam, 8pm GOOD STUFF The Truly Fellows (songwriter, folk, indie-rock), 7pm GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN The Apache Relay w/ The Weeks (Americana, folk, indie-rock), 9pm

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5 WALNUT WINE BAR The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8pm ALLEY KATS TAVERN Open mic night, 7pm ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Angela Pearly & The Howlin' Moons (blues, Americana, country), 9pm BLUE KUDZU SAKE COMPANY Trivia night, 9pm

BLACK MOUNTAIN ALE HOUSE Bluegrass jam w/ The Deals, 9pm BLUE MOUNTAIN PIZZA & BREW PUB Open mic w/ Billy Owens, 7pm

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185 KING STREET Mr. Charlee Boxwood (Americana, rock, soul), 8pm

Hookah Joe’s 79 Coxe Ave. Asheville’s FIRST and ONLY Hookah Lounge...since 2005 Come in and relax

GRIND CAFE Trivia night, 7pm




wed 5/7 johnnyswim 8pm • $15/18 fri 5/9

dex romweber duo w/ the Zealots 9pm • $10/$12

sat 5/10

michael tracy, lefty williams & andy buckner and southern soul campaign 9pm • $10/$13

sun 5/11

geographer w/ froth

tue 5/13

ben miller band

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IRON HORSE STATION Kevin Reese (Americana), 6pm

wed the apache relay and 5/14 the weeks 9pm • $10/$12

ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL Wednesday World Music w/ Sirius.B (gypsy-folk), 7:15pm

thu 5/15

JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Old-time session, 5pm

fri 5/16

LOBSTER TRAP Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7pm ODDITORIUM Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World w/ Mother Explosives (folk, singer-songwriters), 9pm

sat 5/17

OLIVE OR TWIST Swing lesson w/ Bobby Wood, 7pm 3 Cool Cats Band (vintage rock 'n' roll), 8pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Rumpke Mountain Boys (bluegrass, jam), 10pm PISGAH BREWING COMPANY Bread & Butter (bluegrass, Americana), 6pm SLY GROG LOUNGE Open mic, 7pm

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DOUBLE CROWN DJs Devyn & Oakley, 10pm

CLASSIC WINESELLER Jay Brown (folk, blues, Americana), 7pm

FRENCH BROAD BREWERY TASTING ROOM Utah Green (folk, soul), 6pm

CLUB ELEVEN ON GROVE DJ Jam (old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk), 9pm

GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Katie Herzig w/ Liz Longley (pop), 8pm

FRENCH BROAD BREWERY TASTING ROOM Statue of Liberty (Americana, folk), 6pm

HAVANA RESTAURANT Open mic (instruments provided), 8pm

GOOD STUFF Matt Townsend & The Wonder of the World (folk), 9pm

JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Bluegrass jam, 7pm LEXINGTON AVE BREWERY (LAB) A Time Devised w/ Killing Abraham & Severance (alternative, alt-rock), 9pm LOBSTER TRAP Hank Bones ("The man of 1,000 songs"), 7pm MILLROOM Olufemi, 8pm ODDITORIUM Autarch Tour Kickoff w/ King Dirt (metal), 9pm OLIVE OR TWIST Blue Dawg Band (blues, swing), 8pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm DrFameus w/ Sumilan (electronic), 10pm PACK'S TAVERN Eric Congdon & Howie Johnson (acoustic rock), 9pm PISGAH BREWING COMPANY The Boogie Boys w/ Bobby Miller & David Long (bluegrass, old-time), 8pm POSH BAR Acoustic jam, 6pm PULP Comedy open mic, 10pm


New Earth MUZiQ Presents: DUBCONSCIOUS

WED 5/7

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall • 9pm

PURPLE ONION CAFE Mark Stuart, 7:30pm SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB Dance party, 10pm SPRING CREEK TAVERN Ashley Heath (R&B), 6pm THE MOTHLIGHT Pawtooth w/ members of the Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective (alt-rock, pop, dance performance), 9:30pm THE PHOENIX Bradford Carson (Americana), 8pm THE SOCIAL Open mic w/ Scooter Haywood, 8pm TIMO'S HOUSE Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm


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38 N. French Broad Ave., Presented by New Earth, Activate & Charlie Traveler • 9pm at 38 N. French Broad Ave. Presented


SAT 5/31 by New Earth & Area 51 • 9pm


WED 6/14

38 N. French Broad Ave., 6pm Doors Presented by New Earth & Grafiti • 6pm

Soft Opening Party for New Venue SAT 6/17 W/ KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY

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TOWN PUMP CarolinaBound (singer-songwriter), 9pm TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES The Westsound Revue (Motown, blues), 9pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm

FRIDAY, MAY 16 185 KING STREET Bob Margolin w/ Riyen Roots & Kenny Dore (blues), 7pm Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, 8pm

GREEN ROOM CAFE & COFFEEHOUSE Carrie Morrison & Steve Whiteside (Americana), 6:30pm GREY EAGLE MUSIC HALL & TAVERN Local Showcase: Red Honey, Warm the Bell & Desperate Pilot (rock, folk, Americana), 9pm HAVANA RESTAURANT Ashley Heath (singer-songwriter), 7pm IRON HORSE STATION Barb Turner (R&B), 7pm ISIS RESTAURANT AND MUSIC HALL stephaniesid (pop-noir), 7pm Red June CD release (acoustic, Americana, folk), 8:30pm JACK OF THE WOOD PUB Resonant Rogues w/ Jacks & Heroes (folk, gypsy, jazz, old-time), 9pm LOBSTER TRAP Crossroad String Band, 7pm METRO WINES Stand up comedy w/ Disclaimer Comedy, 7pm ODDITORIUM All Hell record release w/ Beasts of Legend (metal), 9pm OLIVE OR TWIST 42nd Street Band (jazz, swing), 7:30pm Late Night DJ (techno, disco), 11pm ONE STOP DELI & BAR Free Dead Fridays w/ members of Phuncle Sam (jam), 5pm Gimmie Hendrix (psychedelic), 10pm PACK'S TAVERN DJ MoTo (dance, pop hits), 9pm PISGAH BREWING COMPANY Phuncle Sam (Grateful Dead tribute, jam), 9pm ROOT BAR NO. 1 Thicket (mountain rock), 8pm SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am SCULLY'S DJ, 10pm STRAIGHTAWAY CAFE Steve Square, 6pm THE MOTHLIGHT Plankton Wat w/ Merryl, Aloonaluna, Thom Staton & Tashi Dorji (folk, psychedelic, experimental), 9:30pm THE PHOENIX The Message (jam band), 9pm THE SOCIAL Travers' Brothership (blues, funk, jam), 9:30pm TIGER MOUNTAIN THIRST PARLOUR Dr. Filth (soul, psych, punk), 10pm

38 N. FRENCH BROAD Southern Rock Night w/ Jarvis Jenkins, 9pm

TIMO'S HOUSE Inner Space Massive V: Samuel Paradise, Luis Armando & Starspinner (electronic), 9pm

5 WALNUT WINE BAR What It Is (jazz), 9pm

TOWN PUMP Josh Gilbert (indie, soul, rock), 9pm

ALLEY KATS TAVERN Amos & The Mixx Live, 9:30pm

TRESSA'S DOWNTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES Early spotlight w/ High Top Collison, 7pm Al Coffee & Da Grind (blues, soul), 10pm

ALTAMONT BREWING COMPANY Blood Gypsys (funk), 9:30pm ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL Orchard Lounge w/ In Plain Sight & Sarah Burns (electro-funk, trance), 10pm ATHENA'S CLUB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7pm

VANUATU KAVA BAR Max Melner & Caleb Beissert (electro-coustic improv), 8:30pm VINCENZO'S BISTRO Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WILD WING CAFE A Social Function (acoustic), 9:30pm














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FRIDAY, MAY 9 THURSDAY, MAY 15 Due to possible scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

DIRECTOR: Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man)

ASHEVILLE PIZZA & BREWING CO. (254-1281) Please call the info line for updated showtimes. The Lego Movie 3D (PG) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00

PLAYERS: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti

Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) 10:00 CARMIKE CINEMA 10 (298-4452) CAROLINA CINEMAS (274-9500)


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG-13) 1:00, 10:00 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2D (PG-13) 11:00, 12:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00. 8:00, 9:00, 10:00

THE STORY: More Spider-Man action, more villains and a surprisingly effective human story in the middle. THE LOWDOWN: As so-called event movies go, this latest SpiderMan opus is at best average, but the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy makes it above average — at least when it has the chance.


Blue Ruin (R) 12:10, 5:15, 9:45 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2D (PG-13) 12:15, 3:00, 6:15, 9:10 A Clockwork Orange (R) 7:30 Wed. May 14 only Fading Gigolo (R) 12:05, 2:10, 4:15, 6:20, 10:20

ANDREW GARFIELD in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a merely OK superhero movie with a very good romantic comedy-drama at its center.

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Looking over my review for Marc Webb’s The Amazing SpiderMan (2012), I find I could drop its opening paragraph in here for his The Amazing Spider-Man 2, make a few tweaks — et voila, instant review. Spider-Man still isn’t all that amazing, but I still mostly prefer the reboot to the overrated (including by me) Sam Raimi films. Even more than with the last movie, I find Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone far, far more appealing than Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. In all fairness to Mr. Maguire, that’s partly in the writing, and Ms. Dunst was not playing the same character. Even so, Garfield and Stone are the heart and soul of this latest and a great part of what makes it worthwhile. I still think the new Spider-Man series suf-

fers from a lack of J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson. And, though I can’t say why here, I think The Amazing Spider-Man 2 shoots itself in the foot as far a sequel is concerned. Plus, at the end of the day, this latest is another non-event event. Moving to the second paragraph of the 2012 review, I find: “That’s not really the fault of the new film. We’ve simply been ‘evented’ to death. When every movie that comes down the pike is an event, then nothing really feels like one.” We could take the rest of the paragraph and plug in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Godzilla and so on and be right where we were in 2012. The wouldbe event tent poles are still popping up like dandelions in the spring with just as little differentiation. It’s all aimed at the Instant Gratification crowd and their seemingly bottom-

less need for the cinematic equivalent of fast, fast, fast relief. But the relief isn’t long-lasting — that’s quite deliberate on the part of the studios — and in two weeks it will need the new Godzilla to ginger it up, and in three weeks it will require a massive dose of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and so it goes. The problem remains: When everything is supposed to be special, nothing is. The best thing about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is also its biggest curse — at least for the type of film it is supposed to be. What we have here is the makings of a truly fine romantic comedy-drama with two terrific leads in Garfield’s Peter Parker and Stone’s Gwen Stacy. This isn’t the sulky Peter Parker Spider-Man of the Raimi movies wallowing in teen angst. This is a cool guy who actually likes being Spider-Man and making

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quips at the bad guys. His issue is grounded in his promise to Gwen Stacy’s father (Denis Leary) to stay away from Gwen in order to protect her. And while there’s a little too much of the image of her father showing up like Banquo’s ghost, this is nearly all good. The problem is their scenes have to come to a grinding halt every so often for a bout of action mayhem — most of which isn’t anything we haven’t seen 10 times or more and all of which is less interesting than the relationship scenes. It’s not that the action scenes are actively bad. The first one is actually pretty good — not in the least because it’s relevant to the story, The problem is they’re mostly the same old thing, especially once Jamie Foxx’s Max Dillon becomes Electo — or, as I like to think of him, the Not-So-Amazing CGI Man. And while all this is going on, the movie winds its way to super-villain overload, and far more interesting aspects go untapped. The promising relationship between Peter and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) is given short shrift in order to get on with the action and the appearance of the Green Goblin. (Kudos, however, for a reasonably scary Green Goblin who doesn’t look like he’s wearing the grille from a 1937 Cord for a mask this round.) Similarly intriguing and topical themes about corporate greed are raised and just as quickly dropped in favor of mayhem and property damage. What you end up with is a really good romantic comedy drama squeezed into what is mostly a massively OK comic-book action picture. The question is really whether it is possible — in this day and age of CGI effects that can depict anything — to come up with superhero action that’s genuinely breathtaking or even surprising. The effects these days are at a point where — so long as they don’t look cartoonish — we expect them to be good. The wow factor is gone. Where is there left to go with this? I give the film minor credit for making two of its villains, Electro and the Green Goblin, at least marginally sympathetic, but it’s not enough to make the action itself anything new. So is it worth your while? For the things that are truly good, yes, but the things that are only OK are certainly a bringdown. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence. Reviewed by Ken Hanke  Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Co-ed of Brevard, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher.


Blue Ruin HHHS DIRECTOR: Jeremy Saulnier (Murder Party) PLAYERS: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, David W. Thompson REVENGE THRILLER RATED R THE STORY: A man sets out for revenge, only to become entangled in an even more treacherous mess. THE LOWDOWN: A curious little movie on the difficulties of vengeance that has some good ideas, but eventually does little to set itself apart.

Working best as little more than a curiosity and a testament to the power of crowd funding, Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin — a movie made thanks to Kickstarter donations — is firmly wedged in the style of low-budget American indie filmmaking. In a few ways, at least for the bulk of the film, Blue Ruin acts like an anti-film. Besides heavy, borderline pretentious use of the color blue, Saulnier (Murder Party) has no real, discernible visual style as a filmmaker, with more of an eye toward atmosphere and tension (that doesn’t always work) and a pacing that’s on the languid side (while never quite being boring). On top of this, the film’s main concerns involve the Hollywood idea of the revenge movie, but it ignores the moral costs

HHHHH = max rating and instead examines just how damn difficult murder is for the average person. After all its attempts at placing itself far afield from the genre it inhabits, Blue Ruin simply reverts to a climatic fit of Hollywoodized murder (with a little bit of mayhem), and Saulnier undercuts everything he wants to say. When Blue Ruin’s sense of ironic humor is locked in, it’s at its best and nearly justifies its critical reputation. But so much of the humor and playfulness is buried underneath the film’s straight-faced indieness, it’s hard to tell what’s supposed to be fun and what’s supposed to be taken seriously. For example, I’m not sure if our pseudo-hero Dwight (Macon Blair, Murder Party) being hunted down by a redneck with a crossbow (of all things) is supposed to be funny, but it’s certainly ridiculous enough to be. On the other side, I’m pretty sure that Dwight getting shot in the leg with an arrow and being forced to drive around with it sticking out of his leg is Saulnier’s idea of gallows humor, but the tone of the film is so quiet and funky that it’s nigh impossible to tell what Blue Ruin is aiming for. The film starts off seriously enough, as we meet Dwight, a bearded, dirty, homeless man who lives by the beach in a blue, rundown, bullet-riddled Pontiac Bonneville. After being informed that the man (Brent Werzner), who apparently murdered his parents, is being released from prison, Dwight sets out on the path of vengeance. That’s the setup, though it doesn’t take long for Dwight — after some miscues, like a botched attempt at stealing a gun — to murder his parents’ killer in a truly suspenseful scene. This creates new problems: Dwight is hunted down by his victim’s family, and his actions endanger his estranged sister (Amy Hargreaves,

MACON BLAIR as the revenge-minded “hero” of Jeremy Saulnier’s interesting but uneven thriller Blue Ruin.

Shame). Dwight stays at the epicenter of it all, as his — and the story of his parents’ death — is slowly revealed. We quickly learn that he’s simply not cut out for this kind of carnage and stress. In theory, Blue Ruin is the story of a man pushed to his limits, though the problem with this is that the man in question is mostly an enigma. Saulnier wishes to unravel his story in such a subtle manner (something that he honestly has a talent for) that the film’s too subdued. Its impossible to care for Dwight. He barely has a personality, while his interests and the bare essence of his humanity are nonexistent. Combine this with the film’s lackluster ending and you have an interesting movie but maybe not a good one. Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language. Reviewed by Justin Souther Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas.


My Toxic Backyard See review in “Cranky Hanke.”

Neighbors Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall returns to the realm of the R rated raunchy-com with this movie that pits generation against generation. The idea is that new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne find their world turned upside down when Zac Efron and his fraternity move in next door. An uneasy peace is quickly turned into all-out war when Rogen calls the police on the frat boys for noise. Right now, this has a pretty impressive array of positive reviews — mostly from Australia and the UK, which is always a little dicey. (R)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return No one has been allowed to see this animated sequel to The Wizard of Oz, which probably says much. The voice cast is less than stellar (Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Kelsey Grammer are among the bigger names) and the trailer looks ... well, ghastly. (PG)

Fading Gigolo Woody Allen stars with Jon Turturro in Turturro’s latest directorial effort, Fading Gigolo. Turturro plays the title character who becomes a professional gigolo to help his friend Murray (Allen), who acts as his “manager.” The critics are split pretty evenly on this, but many of the negative reviews are from less-than-credible sources, while even such tough critics as David Edelestein finds the pairing a good one. (R)

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago See Justin Souther’s review in “Cranky Hanke.”

Blue Ruin See Justin Souther’s review in “Cranky Hanke.”

Chef Jon Favreau goes back to the world of the small-scale film with Chef, in which he also stars as a chef who strikes out on his own — after refusing to compromise his ideas — and ends up opening a food truck in Miami with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and his friend (John Leguizamo). Early word is very limited but mostly positive. (R)

Particle Fever See review in “Cranky Hanke.”

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Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago HHH DIRECTOR: Lydia Smith DOCUMENTARY RATED NR THE STORY: The travels of disparate pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, a famous spiritual path in Spain. THE LOWDOWN: A gentle, wellmeaning documentary that will appeal to those interested in the Camino but few others.

Documentaries are so dependent and focused on their topic of choice that the way to get the most out of the genre is to have some sort of vested interest in what’s being discussed. This is no different for Lydia Smith’s Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, which acts as both a history lesson and a character study, centered around the famous Catholic pilgrim path the Camino de Santiago. The film, for the most part, tells the stories of numerous people traveling the hundreds of kilometers that make up the Camino over the course of several weeks. It points out why the journey doesn’t simply have to be a religious trek, but truly means different things to each individual.


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The idea is that the audience is supposed to journey along with the film’s main subjects — from the very religious Tatiana, who’s walking the Camino with her atheist brother and young son, to Tomas, who sees the Camino as an adventure. While a lot of time is spent with these people, the film never digs too deeply into their reasons for making such a grueling trip. There’s only a look at the surface, which might be fine for viewers already interested in the Camino, but for someone (like me) who isn’t initiated, the approach doesn’t do much to truly engage or enlighten. Not helping matters is the fact that Walking the Camino simply doesn’t have a lot to say, instead choosing to reiterate points it’s already made. In the film’s defense, this isn’t some activist documentary pummeling you over the head with its ideas. Instead, Walking the Camino is more about the ways in which humanity and kindness manifest themselves along the path. And while that’s a commendable aim, there are only so many ways to illustrate this idea, turning the movie less into the inspirational tract it wants to be and into something more akin to a travelogue. This, in itself, isn’t enough to crush the film, namely because its well-intentioned ideals are inherently pleasant. This alone — and the likable personalities of the film’s subjects — are enough to keep Walking the Camino watchable, but it does keep its appeal a bit on the limited side. Not Rated. Reviewed by Justin Souther Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas.

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My Toxic Backyard HHHH DIRECTOR: Katie Damien PLAYERS: Tate MacQueen, Aaron Penland, Dot Rice DOCUMENTARY RATED NR THE STORY: Documentary about the local fight to get the old CTS manufacturing plant cleaned up. The issue is ongoing — two decades after the problem was reported to the Environmental Protection Agency. THE LOWDOWN: Strong, sharply focused, straightforward activist documentary that allows its anger to be simply conveyed by amassing the facts and letting those directly impacted speak for themselves. Gets in and does the job with admirable speed.

Interest should run high for My Toxic Backyard. It’s a locally made documentary about a local and timely problem — the long-standing issue of getting the old CTS plant cleaned up by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is the kind of activist documentary that could easily have gone wrong in so many ways. It could have been unfocused and angry. It could have — as is the

nature of most documentaries — gone on far too long after it had made its point. But director Katie Damien navigated these potential pitfalls and has delivered — with the aid of such other local talent as filmmakers Jaime Byrd, David Saich and composer Jason Smith — a straightforward film that builds its case methodically and coolly with little editorializing. It channels its anger through the voices of those affected by the cancer-causing pollutants still being filtered into the soil by the long-abandoned plant. For that matter, after years of fighting the battle and losing loved ones along the way, much of their anger and frustration has turned to sadness. It is this sadness — and determination — that fuels the viewer’s ire. For such a simple film, My Toxic Backyard manages to be both powerful and graceful. Intriguingly, the project was a long-gestating one that began when Damien was looking for a home and discovered that housing in the Mills Gap area near the site was unusually affordable. The reason for this was soon apparent and caused Damien to look elsewhere, but the story continued to haunt her — leading to this film. That’s actually fitting, since the story itself has been going on for 20 years — two decades of efforts and legal battles to get the EPA to do something about the site and its spreading pollution. It’s a dis-

turbing, frustating and infuriating tale that is well told — and worth your time for the issue, for the film itself and, yes, for the support of local filmmaking. Not Rated Reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Fine Arts Theatre for one show a day.

Particle Fever HHH DIRECTOR: Mark Levinson PLAYERS: Martin Aleksa, David Kaplan, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford, Fabiola Gianotti PHYSICS DOCUMENTARY RATED NR THE STORY: Documentary about finding the Higgs boson with the aid of Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. THE LOWDOWN: It is made by physicists and made for physicists — or at least pretty hard-core science enthusiasts. For that audience, it’s fine, but the uninitiated may find it something of a slog.

Apparently, I am supposed to be really jazzed about Particle Fever as a Profoundly Important Film about an even more important topic — the search for the Higgs boson or, in popular press parlance, the “God particle.” At the end of what was to me an alternately tedious and unintentionally amusing — not to mention very long — 100 minutes, that’s all I really know. Well, I also know that they found it — probably — but they don’t really seem to know what it means. (This raises the prospect of Particle Fever 2: Einstein’s Revenge in a few years.) And, no, I don’t think I’ve given anyone any spoilers, since even I knew how it ended going in — and my interest in physics and science for its own sake is ... well, let me put it this way: I once turned in a periodic chart of the elements listing fire, water, earth and air. It is not unreasonable to assume that anyone interested in seeing this movie at least knows more

than I do about the Higgs boson and the Large Hadron Collider. If you are a physicist — or maybe even a hard-core science freak — then this is quite possibly your movie. And I’m not saying it’s bad. It’s too long, but it’s well done — even if I really think it belongs on TV. But not only is your appreciation of it going to be grounded in your interest in and knowledge of the material, so to a great degree is your basic comprehension. The film seems very academic to me, and it is far more interested in telling us how gosh-darn exciting all this is than it is in telling us why it’s so gosh darn exciting. The problem may be that none of the often socially awkward physicists are capable of explaining why they’re so riled up, but, boy, are they ever. Wait till you see them erupt in rapture when they first understand that the collider will work — an event that, from the layman’s perspective, looks like a light on a board in a control room coming on. Director Mark Levinson seems to understand that this is an inherent problem with the film for the great unwashed, and he does everything he can to convey excitement — including slapping dramatic music over someone writing on a chalkboard. (I have not even mentioned the spectacle of partying physicists performing what might be called “Collider Rap.”) The biggest obstacle is the realization that the big experiment is not something you can actually see. Just how far trippy animation and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” goes to make up for that is a personal matter. If you’re really into the subject, it may work for you. Not Rated, but one physicist drops the f-word in a moment of excitement. Reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas.

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A Clockwork Orange HHHHH Director: Stanley Kubrick Players: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Philip Stone, Aubrey Morris DARK SATIRIC DYSTOPIAN SCIENCE FICTION Rated R Stanley Kubrick’s still controversial masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange, is back where it belongs — well, for one show anyway — on the big screen. The newly restored, remastered digital cinema print should blow away all previous incarnations, revealing the film as close to what Kubrick intended as possible. It is a milestone of its time and still a brilliantly disturbing and darkly satirical work of raw power and masterful filmmaking. The Asheville Film Society is showing A Clockwork Orange Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in at The Carolina Asheville as part of the Budget Big Screen series. Admission is $5 for AFS members and $7 for the general public.

Belle du Jour HHHHH Director: Luis Buñuel Players: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Genevieve Page, Pierre Clementi SURREAL DRAMA Rated NR That most playful of surrealists Luis Buñuel had one of his greatest successes with his 1967 essay in erotica Belle du Jour — in part, I suspect, because it is one of his least overtly surreal works (which may make it all the more surreal). But more, it was — and is — promoted for its erotic content, though it should be mentioned that its erotic content is achieved with almost no nudity and no actual sex scenes. And, for that matter, much of it is presented comedically or at least absurdly. The tale of a respectable housewife who turns to prositution is an old one that’s still with us, but Buñuel made it timeless here. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Belle du Jour Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library).  Info: 273-3332,

Parachute Jumper HHHH Director: Alfred E. Green (The Jolson Story) Players: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Leo Carrillo, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd COMEDY ACTION GANGSTER STORY Rated NR Yes, it has a ridiculous (and largely meaningless) title and was always referred to by Bette Davis as “idiotic” (well, her role kind of is), but Alfred E. Green’s Parachute Jumper (1933) is really a lot of racy Pre-Code fun — with gags and references that would become impossible under regulations enforced one year later. It has loose women, sexuality, bootlegging, drugs and one of the more outrageous depiction of gays ever. It’s primarily a comedic action vehicle for Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as a washed-up Marine pilot making his way — by any means that comes along — in the Depression.


The Asheville Film Society will screen Parachute Jumper Tuesday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in Theater Six at The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

Raising Arizona HHHS Director: Joel and Ethan Coen Players: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Trey Wilson, Randall “Tex” Cobb COMEDY Rated PG-13 Brewery starts their 2014 outdoor movie series — this year almost entirely devoted to the Coen Brothers — on Saturday, May 10 with the Coens’ immensely popular Raising Arizona starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter. Whatever else the film is or isn’t, Raising Arizona boasts a frantic pace and nonstop cinematic invention from the Coens. Wedge Brewery will show Raising Arizona on Saturday, May 10. Films start 15 minutes after sundown, outside. There will be a limited number of chairs, so pack a folding chair or a blanket. El Kimchi has great Mexican/Korean street food for purchase but no popcorn. So, if popcorn is part of someone’s movie experience, they’ll need to pack that, too.


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organized, computer-savvy, multicultural idealists who speak well and and listen better — who know how to promote Asheville’s business and nonprofit community and show them what Xpress can do for them. We offer a community-minded, missiondriven environment, with a sales team that works together. This is a salaried position. Please email your resume and a cover letter that communicates why you think you’d fit into and thrive at Mountain Xpress. Send your email (no phone calls, please) to RETAIL SALES ASSISTANT 2-3 days a week. Must have superb customer service skills, able to mulit-task and available to work weekends and holidays. Must have friendly, relaxed disposition. Open 7 days/week, 11am-6pm. Apply in person: 19 Patton Ave., downtown Asheville. Kress Emporium. SMOKING J'S FIERY FOODS: SEEKING WNC SALES & MARKET REPRESENTATIVE Smoking J’s Fiery Foods in Asheville, NC seeks to add a self-motivated Field Sales & Market Representative to grow our sales and brand presence in Western North Carolina. Smoking J’s needs an employee who can work independently and within a team. A high emphasis will be placed on increasing the availability and visibility of Smoking J’s products in new and existing accounts, through building relationships and by utilizing a consultative selling approach. Pay is $12.00/hr with bonus opportunities. Interested individuals should contact Joel at 828-230-9652 store@

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HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT Mountain Area Recovery Center is seeking p/t administrative support staff to fill a position in our outpatient opioid treatment facility located in Asheville, North Carolina. Candidates must have excellent computer and communication skills. Please e-mail your resume to or fax to attention: Rhonda Ingle at 828.252.9512. EOE

AVAILABLE POSITIONS • MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Staff Psychiatrist Meridian Behavioral Health Services is a non-profit provider of community mental health services serving nine counties in Western North Carolina. We have an opening for a Psychiatrist providing outpatient care for adults. Our primary office locations are in Waynesville, Sylva, Franklin and Brevard. We are seeking physicians who have interest and experience in community mental health care - treatment of persistent mental illness and addiction. Part of this time could involve providing treatment for opioid addiction in our clinic-based buprenorphine (Suboxone) progam. Minimal call responsibilities. Our locations have qualified for education loan repayment programs. Send CV to: Matthew Holmes, MD email: matt.holmes@meridianbhs. org or Joe Ferrara, CEO joe. Clinical Positions: Meridian Behavioral Health Services is seeking passionate, valuesdriven and dynamic professionals to work in several of our service programs, including our Assertive Community Treatment Teams, our Offender Services outpatient program and our Recovery Education Centers. To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree and be license-eligible within the state of North Carolina. For more information contact Julie Durham-Defee at julie. durham-defee@meridianbhs. org or Kim Franklin at kim. Transylvania , Jackson, Haywood and Macon Counties Multiple positions open for Peer Support Specialists working within a number of recovery oriented programs within our agency. Being a Peer Support Specialist provides an opportunity for individuals to transform their own personal lived experience with mental health and/ or addiction challenges into a tool for inspiring hope for recovery in others. Applicants must demonstrate maturity in their own recovery process, have a valid driver’s license, reliable

transportation and have moderate computer skills. • For further information, contact • For further information and to complete an application, visit our website: open-positions.html AVAILABLE POSITIONS • WNC GROUP HOMES provide residential services to people who have Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. • Current open part-time positions include Monday-Friday, 6am-9/10am and Saturday/ Sunday, 9am-9pm. • FullTime opening on 2nd shift and 3rd shift. More information about WNC Group Homes and employment opportunities can be viewed at www.wncgrouphomes. org • Applications can be mailed or dropped off at 28 Pisgah View Ave, Asheville, NC 28803 • Full-Time: Gwen Rash Memorial Group Home is seeking a Full-Time high energy Resident Teacher for adults with Autism. Applicants must be able to work independently, multitask and follow written programs. Experience collecting Innovations data and behavioral data is a plus. Must be able to work Thursday, 12pm- Saturday, 3pm, including overnights. Information about making application at www. or send application to 28 Pisgah View Ave Asheville, NC 28803. CHILD/ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH POSITIONS IN JACKSON, HAYWOOD, & MACON COUNTIES Looking to fill several positions between now and Aug/Sept. Licensed/provisional therapists to provide Outpatient, Day Treatment or Intensive In-home services to children/ adolescents with mental health diagnoses. Therapists must have current NC therapist license. Also looking for QP/Qualified professionals to provide Intensive In-home or Day Treatment services. QP's must have Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience post-degree with this population (experience required depends on type of degree). Apply by submitting resume to DAY TREATMENT SUPERVISOR • QP or (LP). Working with adolescents and supervising others. See web page: aspireyouthandfamily. com for full job description. Send resume to: MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR Red Oak Recovery, a young adult substance abuse treatment program in Leicester, NC is seeking a Martial Arts Instructor to teach basic classes on a PRN basis. Knowledge of Substance Abuse Recovery and 12 Step Principles is preferred. Qualified candidates must pass a criminal background check and possess personal liability insurance. Please send a letter detailing your qualifications and availability to jobs@ QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THERAPISTS Family Preservation Services of Buncombe County is seeking Qualified Mental Health Professionals and therapists to work with children through the following service lines: IIH, and School based therapy. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 years’ experience with the child mental health population. FPS offers a competitive salary and an

excellent benefit package. Come join our expanding team! Resumes to cowings@ RETIRED HOME CARE WORKER (Hendersonville) Non-profit organization. Are you retired? If you don’t want to commit to a regular schedule but are available a couple of days a month, we have the perfect situation for you. A young, medically fragile woman, needs a “fillin” staff for when her current staff needs time off, is out sick or on vacation. This is a wonderful team to work with! This need is from The Arc of North Carolina, a state-wide advocacy and service provider organization that has been promoting the rights and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) since 1953. Qualified applicants must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, current driver’s license, and pass background checks. Compensation: $15 per hour. If you have questions, please call 828 254-4771. Apply in person at 22 Garfield St, Suite 120, Asheville, NC 28803 or email resume to Lorie Boehm, lboehm@ RETIRED NURSE RN (Hendersonville) Non-profit organization. Are you a retired Nurse? If you don’t want to commit to a regular schedule but are available a couple of days a month, we have the perfect situation for you. A young, medically fragile woman, needs a “fill-in” staff for when her current staff needs time off, is out sick or on vacation. This is a wonderful team to work with! This need is from The Arc of North Carolina, a state-wide advocacy and service provider organization that has been promoting the rights and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) since 1953. Compensation: $22 per hour. • Qualified applicants must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, RN license, current driver’s license, and pass background checks. If you have questions, please call 828-254-4771. Apply in person at 22 Garfield St, Suite 120, Asheville, NC 28803 or email resume to Lorie Boehm, lboehm@ SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR Established Counseling Center looking for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Must have CSAC or LCAS credentials. Offering part-time to start. Job will be to conduct Assessments and lead groups. Substance Abuse work background experience highly desired. Please contact Bruce directly at (828) 777-3755 or email resume to trcbruce@gmail. com THERAPEUTIC FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, and live in the Asheville area, please give me a call. Free training. Call Debbie Smiley (828) 258-0031 ext. 348 or THERAPIST JOB OPENING Four Circles Recovery Center, a wilderness substance abuse recovery program for young adults, is seeking a full time licensed Therapist to deliver clinical care to clients and families in recovery in a way that maximizes independence and family empowerment. Duties include client

care and treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy, crisis intervention, psycho-education, case management, and on-call duties. • A Masters Degree or PhD in a behavioral health discipline and licensure in behavioral health required. Must have strong clinical and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Wilderness experience preferred. • Please send all inquiries to jobs@fourcirclesrecovery. com VOLUNTEER TRAINING AND OUTREACH PROGRAM DIRECTOR Build relationships and motivate volunteers! Full-time, needs to have experience with volunteer team management and diverse relationship building. For more information and full job description, email miranda@acsf. org YOUTH MEDIATION COORDINATOR The Mediation Center seeks a full-time Youth Mediation Coordinator for our Henderson County office. For application instructions please visit

TEACHING/ EDUCATION 6TH GRADE MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHER ArtSpace Charter School is now accepting applications for a 6th grade Math and Science teacher. This position will be a one year interim position for the 2014/2015 school year. • Applicants Must have a current North Carolina teaching license in Middle School Math and Middle School Science or Elementary Education. Applicants must be willing to work in a collaborative, integrated, experiential environment. Knowledge of the arts and arts integration strategies is preferred but not required. • Please send resumes and cover letters to: resumes@ with a subject heading that indicates the position for which you are applying. Deadline to apply: May 15. ASHEVILLE JCC HIRING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS The Asheville JCC is hiring for our 5-star, licensed early childhood and youth programming. Positions begin in August 2014 and include Youth Programs Assistant/ Group Leader; Assistant Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Lead Teacher; and Teacher Aide. Asheville JCC programs strengthen Jewish identity, celebrate Jewish culture, and build community. Go to for job descriptions and information on how to apply. Application deadline Friday, May 30. K-3 TEACHER Naturally Grown School is searching for a dynamic co-teacher for our Reggio inspired school that serves native Spanish and English speaking children ages 4 to 8. Located on an organic educational farm in Mills River. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish, with preference given to a Native Spanish speaker. Should be passionate about their work, comfortable getting dirty, loves animals, cooking and learning with children. 30 - 35 hours weekly, excellent pay. Send resume to: JefferyKinzel@

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Fireworks displays excite the eyes and lift the spirit, but the smoke and dust they produce can leave heavy metal residues in the lungs, and the toxic chemicals they release may pollute streams, lakes and even groundwater. So far, no one has come up with a more benign variety of fireworks. But if it happens soon, I bet it will be due to the efforts of an enterprising Aries researcher. Your tribe is entering a phase when you will have good ideas about how to make risky fun safer, how to ensure that vigorous adventures are healthy, and how to maintain constructive relationships with exciting influences.

Free jazz emerged in the 1950s as a rebellion against jazz conventions. Its meter is fluid and its harmonies unfamiliar, sometimes atonal. Song structures may be experimental and unpredictable. A key element in free jazz is collective improvisation — the whole group of musicians riffing together, not just a featured soloist. To prepare for your adventures in the coming days, Taurus — which I suspect will have resemblances to free jazz — you might want to listen to pioneers like Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus and Sun Ra. Whatever you do, don’t fall prey to scapabobididdilywiddilydoobapaphobia: the fear of freestyle jazz.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Apple and Exxon are America’s most valuable companies. In third place is Google, worth more than $350 billion. Back in 1999, when the future Internet giant was less than a year old, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page tried to sell their baby for a mere million dollars. The potential buyer was Excite, a then thriving online service. But Excite's CEO turned down the offer, leaving Brin and Page to soldier on by themselves. Lucky for them, right? Today they're rich and powerful. I foresee the possibility of a comparable development in your life, Gemini. An apparent "failure" may, in hindsight, turn out to be the seed of a future success. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) The proverb "You can't have your cake and eat it too" means that if you eat your cake all up, you’ll no longer have it. The Albanian version of the adage is "You can't go for a swim without getting wet." Hungarians say, "It's impossible to ride two horses with one butt." According to my analysis, Cancerian, you will soon disprove this folk wisdom. You will, in effect, be able to eat your cake and still have it. You will somehow stay dry as you take a dip. And you’ll figure out a way to ride two horses with your one butt. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) I know this might come as a shock, Leo, but ... are you ready? You are God! (or at least godlike). An influx of crazy yet useful magic from the Divine Wow is boosting your personal power way beyond normal levels. There's so much primal mojo flowing through you that it will be hard if not impossible for you to make mistakes. Don't fret, though. Your stint as the Wild Sublime Golden Master of Reality probably won't last for more than two weeks, three tops. I'm sure that won't be long enough for you to turn into a raving megalomaniac with 10,000 cult followers. 86

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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) In your imagination, take a trip many years into the future. See yourself as you are now, sitting next to the wise elder you will be then. The two of you are lounging on a beach and gazing at a lake. It's twilight; a warm breeze feels good. You turn to your older self and say, "Do you have any regrets? Is there anything you wish you’d done but didn’t do?" Your older self tells you what that thing is. (Hear it now.) And you reply, "Tomorrow I’ll begin working to change all that." LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Over 100 years ago, the cattle industry pressured the U.S. government to kill off wolves in Yellowstone National Park. By 1926 the wolves had all but vanished. In the following decades, elk herds, no longer thinned by their natural predator, grew unnaturally large. The elk decimated Yellowstone’s berry bushes, eating the wild fruit so voraciously that grizzly bears and many other species went hungry. In 1995, environmentalists and conservationists got clearance to re-introduce wolves to the area. Now the berry bushes are flourishing again. Grizzlies are thriving, as are other mammals that had been deprived. I regard this vignette as an allegory for your life in the coming months, Libra. It's time to do the equivalent of replenishing the wolf population: Correct the imbalance. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) I have no problem with you listening closely to the voices in your head. Although there might be some weird counsel flowing from some of them, it's also possible that one of those voices might have sparkling insights to offer. As for the voices delivering messages from the vicinity of your reproductive organs, I'm not opposed to you hearing them out, either. But I hope you’ll be most attentive and receptive to the voices in your heart. They’re not infallible, either, but


they’re likely to contain a higher percentage of useful truth than those other two sources. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Kangaroo rats are at home in the desert, having evolved over millennia to thrive amid arid conditions. Among other things, they can go a very long time without drinking water. But while achieving such a high level of accommodation to their environment is admirable, I don't recommend that you do something comparable. In fact, it’s probably better if you don't adjust to some of the harsher aspects of your environment. Now might be a good time to acknowledge this and start planning alternate solutions. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) "Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled," said writer William Blake. I think you will challenge this theory in the coming weeks, Capricorn. Your passions will definitely not be weak. They may even verge on being volcanic. And yet I bet you’ll manage them fairly well. By that I mean you’ll express them with grace and power rather than allowing them to overwhelm you and cause a messy ruckus. You won't need to tamp them down and bottle them up because you’ll find a way to be both uninhibited and disciplined as you give them their chance to play. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Would you please go spend some quality time having non-goal-oriented fun? Can I persuade you to lounge around in fantasyland as you empty your beautiful head of all compulsions to prove yourself and meet other people's expectations? Will you listen to me if I suggest that you take off the mask that's stuck to your face and make funny faces in the mirror? You need a nice long nap, gorgeous — two or three nice long naps. Bake some damn cookies, even if you've never done so. Soak your feet in epsom salts as you binge-watch a TV show that stimulates a thousand emotions. Lie in the grass and stare lovingly at the sky for as long as it takes to recharge your spiritual batteries.

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PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Dear Pisceans: Your evil twins have asked me to speak to you on their behalf. They say they want to apologize for the misunderstandings that may have arisen from their innocent desire to show you what you’d been missing. Their intent was not at all hostile or subversive: They simply wanted to fill in some gaps in your education. OK? Next your evil twins want to humbly request that you no longer refer to them as "Evil Twin," but instead pick a more affectionate name — like, say, "Sweet Mess" or "Tough Lover." If you promise to treat them more genially, they will guarantee not to be so tricky and enigmatic.

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY The following is a list of unclaimed and confiscated property at the Asheville Police Department: electronic equipment; cameras; clothing; lawn and garden equipment; personal items; tools; weapons (including firearms); jewelry; automotive items; building supplies; bikes and other miscellaneous items. Anyone with a legitimate claim or interest in this property has 30 days from the date of this publication to make a claim. Unclaimed items will be disposed of according to statutory law. Items will be auctioned on For further information, or to file a claim, contact the Asheville Police Department Property and Evidence Section, 828-232-4576. NOTICE OF DISPOSITION The following is a list of unclaimed and confiscated property at the Asheville Police Department tagged for disposition: audio and video equipment; cameras; clothing; lawn and garden equipment; personal items; tools; weapons (including firearms); jewelry; automotive items; building supplies; bikes and other miscellaneous. Items will be disposed of 30 days from date of this posting.

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