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Animal abuse is ubiquitous The Sept. 25 cover story, “Homing In,” failed to mention that birds ceremonially released sometimes die due to collisions with cellphone towers, power lines and high-rises, or are killed by predators. When that happens, more are bred to replace the dead ones. Ashevilleans would be outraged if puppies and cats met the same fate. In the Sept. 18 cover story, “From Cow to Cup,” the proprietor of Wholesome Country Creamery tells us that "milk comes from the soil." Milk actually comes from lactating mammals, and cows, like humans, only lactate after impregnation, a nine-month gestation period and delivery. Babies are byproducts of the dairy industry. They are usually removed from their moms shortly after birth so that the milk can be sold. The forced severing of this maternal bond is a heartbreaking event for both mother and baby. The infant girls typically follow in their moms’ hoofprints. The boys can't produce milk and aren't the right breed to be profitably raised for beef, they are usually raised for veal. The promotional booklet for a recent tour of local farms featured pictures of adorable baby animals

raised for their flesh, fiber and reproductive secretions. There was not one image of their young, dead bodies hung upside down to bleed out, which is how they all end up. I’m guessing the kids on the tour petted only live animals, not corpses. When businesses use animals, they exploit them; it is part of the business model. For example, animals raised for food are killed at “optimal slaughter weight.” Their lives are measured in weeks or months, not years. You can’t profit off animals and protect their best interests. There is a huge disconnect about this in our society; animal abuse is ubiquitous. I hope one day articles like the ones noted above tell both sides of the story, empowering consumers to make informed decisions and bring their actions in line with their ethics. If you wouldn’t abuse an animal, why are you comfortable paying someone else to do it for you? To learn more, and meet some lucky animals who escaped enslavement, visit — Stewart David Asheville

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brouhaha, but another geographical snafu appeared in the the Sept. 25 Conversations column. Writer Jaye Bartell places the Kenilworth area “south of Asheville.” Huh? Kenilworth is entirely within Asheville city limits and lies to the east and southeast of downtown. I would venture to guess that all of this rather sizable neighborhood is within 2 to 3 miles of City Hall, as the crow flies. It’s bounded by Swannanoa River Road on the south, Biltmore Avenue and Beaucatcher Mountain on the west, and Tunnel Road and South Tunnel Road on the east. It is indeed a peaceful area with a minimum of through-traffic, and even includes a little-known small lake, Lake Kenilworth, that lies just behind the Asheville Mall, only visible from a handful of streets. Kenilworth began in the 1920s as a separate municipality but was annexed into the city by the 1940s. — Bill Golden Asheville

Nourish what you cherish It is not due to chance that, together, Pisgah and Nantahala national forests are the secondmost visited parks in the country. No one lives in Western North Carolina long without experiencing the breathtaking majesty of our mountains and forests. With the tallest peaks east of the Mississippi and more than 1 million acres of land, these parks define the culture and lifestyle of WNC. Whatever your stance in the heated political debate, these trees provide peace and rejuvenation. The fate of this unifying boon is up for a routine re-determining. The North Carolina Forest Service is in the middle of revising its forestry-management code. When the forestry code was being revised 20 years ago, citizens stood up for our integral national forests. Grassroots efforts ended routine clear-cutting in national forests in N.C., a policy that was later adopted nationally. We must not take our precious forests for granted. We have them today because of efforts 20 years ago and our efforts are needed again today. If you cherish weekends in the woods or enjoy our breathtaking


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horizons on your commute, then you should write the North Carolina Forest Service at ncplanrevision@ and tell how integral pristine forests are to our quality of life. — Shaun Ditzler Swanannoa

Prioritize forests In the context of the forest plan revision for Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, it is important to understand that the vast majority of the last management plan has not been implemented. The funding provided by the federal government is a fraction of what would be needed to put the 1994 plan into action. The budget that the Forest Service in Western North Carolina is working with is not going to change in the foreseeable future. The North Carolina Forest Service is in the midst of revising its Forest Management Plan that will prioritize how to spend the limited budget received from Congress. The Forest Service will base its priorities on your priorities. Tell them that improving ecological health and resilience to non-native plants and a changing climate is a priority. Facilitating the return of vital, beautiful species like elk is a priority. Protecting and enhancing the forests that drive WNC’s $2 billion tourist industry is a priority to all of us. The mission of the Forest Service ought to be to work toward a healthy, thriving forest that promotes social, ecological and economical prosperity. Write the Forest Service at, and make sure they know that forests are good for more than logging. — Jamie DeMarco Swannanoa

Bothwell is not interested in being a big shot I write in support of Cecil Bothwell's candidacy for re-election to Asheville City Council. My initial meeting with Cecil took place when he first ran for City Council. I was impressed with his honesty and straightforward manner, and I have volunteered to work in his campaigns ever since. Unlike some other members of City Council, Cecil is not interested in being a big shot. There are few of those around, but Cecil is like those few whom I've met and support — including Jan Davis,

Dennis Kucinich, Alan Grayson, Barbara Lee and Cindy Sheehan — someone who is not afraid to tell you what he thinks. The environmental proposals he has spearheaded include AMAZED (Asheville Metro Area Zero Energy District), which is designed to expend no more energy than it creates. He has also voted to upgrade our water system, to increase our recycling efforts, and to set aside more park land for protection of the natural habitats of wildlife. My own personal experience with Cecil's "can do" attitude concerned a traffic problem at Aston Park. As a board member of the Asheville Tennis Association, I was concerned that traffic speeding along Hilliard Avenue created a safety hazard for kids and oldsters crossing the street. Thanks to Cecil's help, a crosswalk was put

coRREction The photo caption for Brian Monteleone’s wood carving, featured in Oct. 2 story “Deep Roots, Many Branches,” contained incorrect information. The carving depicts Asheville’s Flat Iron Building.

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in place and signs were erected to slow the traffic down. I can't think of anyone more deserving of another term on City Council than Cecil Bothwell. Please turn out to vote if you feel the same way. — Leonard S. Carrier Asheville

Wisler will be an excellent addition to City Council Gwen Wisler is an outstanding candidate running for a seat on Asheville City Council. She is passionate about our city and will be an excellent addition to the council. Gwen is the former CEO of Coleman Company, a well-known outdoor-recreation firm. Prior to Coleman, she was the president of First Alert, Powermate and Eastpak. Gwen started her business career as a certified public accountant for Price Waterhouse. With her experience as a CEO, and savvy in other areas of business, it’s clear she’s a knowledgeable manager and will mind the dollars and cents of the city of Asheville. Her novel approach to her current business, Asheville Profits a busi-

ness consulting company where her clients pay for her work by donating their time to a local nonprofit of their choosing — illustrates that she’s a creative thinker. Gwen is active in the community. I know her from volunteer activity she does around town. She is a familiar face among local cyclists teaching biking safety to children and adults. I will be voting for Gwen Wisler on Nov. 5. I trust you will take the time to learn more about her, and then I’m certain you will vote for her, too. — Carmen Ramos-Kennedy Asheville

threshold of real stardom. I caught his [recent] show in Knoxville, and he stayed after to sign autographs and take pictures for nearly two hours. This is one of the most gracious performers I've ever seen. He's got a song, "Strong,” in a national Chevy commercial, and has had his songs recorded by Eli Young, Lady Antebellum and others. I hope (and selfishly lament) that in another year he'll be too big to play cool little Asheville clubs. — Norman Plombe Asheville

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Amid tense deliberations on Oct. 1, the Board of Commissioners named three of its own members and four other prominent community members to oversee a powerful new government entity that will manage the county’s libraries, parks and other recreational facilities. When it was over, Vice Chair holly jones said she was “incensed” about losing her seat on the new Culture and Recreation Authority’s seven-member board. That leaves the CRA board with no commissioner from District 1, which encompasses most of Asheville. None of the other appointees lives in District 1 either, noted Jones. The commissioners created the new authority Aug. 6, after state legislators had passed a law paving the way for the change. Initially, the commissioners appointed themselves to serve as the CRA’s interim board while the county sought other


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applicants. And on Oct. 1, as commissioners tried to figure out the best procedure for appointing members to full terms, Jones suggested that everyone except Board of Commissioners Chair david gantt resign from their interim positions so that none would be put in the awkward position of getting kicked off. She then proposed having the commissioners vote for their colleagues (including Jones herself) who wanted to continue serving on the CRA board. But after they’d resigned one by one, the last remaining commissioner, Ellen frost, refused to cede her seat. The District 2 representative gave no explanation other than “I want to stay on.” That effectively left one seat up for grabs, since (as District 1 Commissioner Brownie newman made clear later in the meeting) the commissioners were reluctant to give themselves a voting majority on the new board. Newman nominated Jones for the seat, and Commissioner david king proposed fellow District 3 representative joe Belcher. The two nominees then proceeded to make their respective cases to their colleagues. Jones pointed out that the original idea for the authority was to consolidate county parks and recreation facilities with those

cutting BoaRd: Commissioners disagreed over which members of their own board should serve on the new Culture and Recreation Authority. photo by Max Cooper

of Asheville and other neighboring municipalities. Although state legislators later revised the law to ban cities from joining, Jones argued that it would be good to have someone from Asheville on the board to represent the city’s interests and help bring the local governments together. “We know that the community is hungry for collaboration,” she maintained, adding, “It’s important that city residents are represented.” Jones also noted that the commissioners have appointed her to serve on only one other board — the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, which deals with transportation issues. Belcher, on the other hand, already serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Sewerage District, the Tourism Development Authority and the Economic Development Coalition. “I’ve got a lot of room and interest in my schedule for this,” said Jones. “I would do a really good job.” Belcher countered that he wanted

to serve on the CRA board “to make sure we’re being good stewards of the county’s money” and to take “care of the county’s needs in a way that’s visionary.” The commissioners then appointed Belcher, a Republican, over Jones, a Democrat, on a 4-3 vote. With no explanation, Gantt split with his own party, joining Republicans mike fryar and King in supporting Belcher. Democrats Frost and Newman voted for Jones, who looked dismayed at the outcome, though she made no immediate comment. Newman, hinting that backroom negotiations had taken place before the meeting, said, “There seems to be a lot of agreement that we don’t want to have more than three [commissioners] serve, because that would be a majority.” In effect, he asserted, it would make the new body “a subcommittee” of the Board [of Commissioners].” King said, “Commissioners are a little bit nervous” about creating the authority to begin with, adding that he hopes “it meets the needs of all the citizens.” If not, he cautioned, “This board also has the power to pull the plug on [the CRA],” disbanding it outright. At their July 18 meeting, the commissioners had approved a special 3.5-cent property tax to fund the new Authority’s operations, as part of the overall county budget.

REDISCOVER Belcher, Gantt and Frost will serve three-year terms, with Gantt now chairing both the Board of Commissioners and the CRA board. fouR citizEn appointEEs compLEtE BoaRd The commissioners also chose four community members from a field of 26 applicants. Eleanor johnson and karen tessier were given two-year terms. Johnson, a retired librarian and former member of the library system’s board of trustees, was the only one to win the support of all seven commissioners. In her application for the volunteer position, Johnson said she’s “especially concerned with preserving our public library system’s crucial services to the community.” During the months leading up to the new authority’s creation, members of the library board had raised concerns that it could lead to reduced pay and benefits for library employees and reduced services for county residents. The commissioners, however, insisted that no such changes will take place, frequently expressing support for local libraries. Tessier, who founded an Asheville-based marketing firm, has previously served on the boards of the Pack Square Conservancy and the Asheville Downtown Association, among other local groups. “I understand how critically important our libraries, parks and cultural amenities are to our way of life,” she wrote in her application. “These valuable assets define us and offer the opportunities for each child, each adult and each family to realize enlightenment and wellness on an individual and community level.” The other two appointees will serve one-year terms. george Briggs has been executive director of The North Carolina Arboretum in south Asheville since 1987, guiding it through $35 million in capital development. The facility now receives nearly 400,000 visitors annually. “My hope would be to assist in growing our cultural and recreational entities as a unified ‘collective’ of quality assets that, through diverse but complementary missions, brings diverse health-andwellness opportunities for the citi-

zens of our community,” he wrote in his application. matthew kern, who owns a local contracting business, previously served on the Asheville Greenway Commission, is now on the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation board, and is vice president of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. In his interview with the commissioners, Kern stressed the need for more greenways; his application expressed a desire to “earn the trust of current county employees affected by the creation of the CRA.”


taxation without REpREsEntation? The day after the Board of Commissioners meeting, Jones wrote the new appointees a letter, congratulating them for “bringing your unique gifts and talents to the table to develop the county’s new Culture and Recreation Authority board.” But she also expressed “deep concerns about the absence of a District 1 taxpayer voice at the table.” District 1, the letter noted, has the largest population of any of the three districts and is projected to bring in roughly $132,000 more in annual tax revenue for the CRA than the nexthighest district, District 3. A map attached to the letter showed that District 1 contains only one countyoperated park facility (Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa), compared with seven in District 2 and nine in District 3. “I think you will agree that the disparity is striking,” wrote Jones. “It’s up to you to be fair. Equally important, you must build trust with those not represented.” Jones said she plans to meet with the new board members to discuss the matter further. X

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Navigating the real world Buncombe County teens get a preview of adulthood

Utility bills, student loans, rent checks and roommates can be an intimidating universe to navigate for Buncombe County teenagers and young adults to navigate. At the Oct. 1 Goodwill-sponsored, community collaborative Real World Event, 120 Buncombe County youths participated in a one-day networking simulation that helps give them a preview of adult life. The goals of the program are threefold, said kevin hayes, manager of youth services at Goodwill Industries and lead event coordinator. “No. 1 is that kids get a real taste of the reality of our world. How much do things cost? What does a salary actually look like? Something that is tangible. Second, we want kids to be thinking about their future. What do I want to do? Is that going to be something I love to do? Is that going to be something I can afford to do? Where do I want to live? These kinds of things. Third, basically, just a general preparation for adulthood.” The day began with workshops on banking, budgeting and social skills. Many of the participants learned basic skills, such as balancing a checkbook, for the first time. nicy B., age 20, found the budgeting workshop to be especially

helpful (organizers asked that Xpress use partial names). “It’s really hard for me to have leftover money,” said Nicy. “I don’t really think of the ripple effect — like, if I buy a pair of shoes today, what effect that will have.” Nicy is currently taking classes at A-B Tech. She lives on her own and has a job as a waitress, but admits that she still has a lot to learn about making a living and urged the younger participants at the event to take full advantage of the information given. “Definitely take it seriously,” Nicy said. “I know it seems 50 million years in the future, but you never know when you will have to really grow up.” This piece of advice certainly rings true for the many participating teens who are currently living in foster care, Hayes explained. Those teens were given priority before extending the invitation to a wider pool of students in the area. The youngest participants were 15 years old. “Some of these kids are hitting adult-type situations both emotionally and physically … and they are just not ready,” he added. “Especially when you’re talking about kids in foster care who don’t have a home and who don’t have a family. They don’t have parents who have been telling them, ‘Here’s what it’s like.’ We as a society take kids out of their homes and we as a society are responsible for growing them.”

During the second half of the event, students were assigned an occupation based on an employment-educational assessment. The job provided a salary, and participants were challenged to develop a budget based on their salary, their basic needs — such as housing and food — and their “wants” (recreation and pets, for example). About 20 booths were set up with signs, such as “insurance,” “housing,” “electronics,” “meals out,”

basic living expenses. When asked about her future, April shared her hopes to join the U.S. Air Force. At the end of the simulation, participants sat down, brought out their calculators and took a hard look at their real-world costs. “I learned basic finances for when I move out and need to find my own housing,” said 18-yearold daniel L. as he tallied up his expenses. “I learned the importance of going to school and mak-

“I know it seems 50 million years in the future, but you never know when you will have to really grow up.” BuncomBE county “REaL woRLd EvEnt” paRticipant nicy B.

“banking” and “student loans.” Students visited the booths, determined the costs of their needs and wants, then factored those costs into their budgets. In addition to the housing booth, all participants were required to visit a booth called “life happens,” where participants paid for unexpected expenses such as an illness or accident. april c., age 16, reported that “material things seemed less important” when she was forced to consider how much money she needed to spend on

ing enough money to survive.” Daniel plans to attend college after graduation where he will major in psychology and art. Volunteers and participants alike expressed a desire and need for more programs like the Real World Event. “We as a community need to help this generation,” said Hayes. “I don’t think that there is enough light shining on the fact that, boy, we sure do have a lot of teenagers who need someone to help them walk through life.” The Asheville Real World Event is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina in conjunction with Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services, Buncombe County Schools, Buncombe County Service Foundation and The Mountain Workforce Development Board. This year’s workshop was hosted by Biltmore Baptist Church. For more information, contact Manager of Youth Services Kevin Hayes at or 298-9093 or visit the Goodwill WNC website, youth-programs.cfm. X


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Asheville campaign calendar thuRSday, oct. 10 WhEn/WhERE: 6 p.m., UNCA Reuter Center, 1 University Heights What: The Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters will host an Asheville City Council candidates forum. Co-sponsored by Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Xpress, the Asheville FM News Hour, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). monday, oct. 14 WhEn/WhERE: 5:30 p.m., Century Room, Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce St. What: The Asheville Downtown Association will host a forum for Asheville mayoral and City Council candidates. Candidates will be asked a series of questions regarding issues in downtown Asheville. The Asheville Downtown Association’s Issues Committee will formulate questions based on what stakeholders feel is important to downtown


Asheville, as well as from answers to a two-question survey. tuESday, oct. 15 WhEn/WhERE: 6 p.m., YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave. What: The Asheville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a forum for Asheville mayoral and City Council candidates: “We will have a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 6:25 p.m., and the forum will be from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. The format will be question and answer with each candidate giving a short opening and closing statement.”

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hendersonville and Flat rock by julia ritchey photo by max cooper GROWING UP IN HENDERSONVILLE,

my friends and I would unkindly refer to our town as “God’s waiting room,” an allusion to its popularity among retirees. After high school, I went away to college, the big city and even Africa! In my absence, and to my great surprise, the town had developed great restaurant choices, excellent bakeries and, lo and behold, a local brewery, southern appalachian Brewery, with live music several nights a week. Yes, they still roll up the sidewalks at 9 p.m., but overall, things are much more vibrant. Sierra Nevada is moving in next door, the city just pulled off an impressive four-part summer concert series called Rhythm & Brews, and the natural beauty of this plateau never disappoints. Check it out for yourself.


DiD you know?

The Historic Henderson County Courthouse was designed by supervising Biltmore architect Richard Sharp Smith in 1905 for $38,000. The Lady Justice on top of the dome is believed to be one of only three in the U.S. that are not blindfolded.

Henderson County and Hendersonville are named after Judge Leonard Henderson, the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice from 1829 to 1833. Why him? Because the Legislature wanted to honor Judge Henderson after his death in 1833. Henderson County residents didn’t object because they wanted to please state lawmakers in exchange for county status and favorable treatment.

Colonial Flat Rock was established in 1807 with large summer estates built by affluent Charlestonians and prominent plantation owners of the South’s low country, as well as English and French soujourners. It was called the “Little Charleston of the Mountains.” Information provided by the Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour,

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where to go south main street has some of the best food and entertainment Hendersonville has to offer. At this end of the historic street, you’ll find favorite coffeehouse jongo java, where high schoolers and retirees mingle over mocha and wi-fi; flat Rock playhouse downtown, featuring a steady rotation of musical tributes and plays; and three strong dinner options: never Blue, square Root and west first. If you go down 1st Avenue, on the backside of the building is a new Edgar Allen Poe-themed beer and wine bar called poe house.,,, squarerootrestaurant. com, the historic train depot is located on 7th Avenue, what used to be considered the main street for its proximity to the railroad, which volleyed goods and people to and from Charleston, S.C., and Cincinatti, Ohio, up till the 1960s. It now houses Apple Valley Model Railroad Club’s scale model, which runs 100 feet along the length of the Depot and has more than 250 switches and turns. The station is open to the public Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Though much of 7th Avenue is still beset by abandoned, dilapidated buildings, there’s a lot to love in this section of town. The longtime m&m meat freezer Locker and butcher shop is there, as is a produce market, florist, bakery, auto detailer, 50-year-old barber shop and soul-food restaurant. You won’t find a lot of tourists here, but if you want to see where the heart and soul of Hendersonville began, this is the spot. Old and new produce stands can be found on many a main road. the curb market is a local landmark that’s been around for nearly 90 years. Old-timers and crafty locals sell their jams, pickled veggies, baked goods, dried flowers and lots more at this indoors farmers market. j&d produce has a great selection of fruits and veggies and, city market has the best selection of locally grown organic produce. Curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville,; J & D Produce, 221 S. Church St., Hendersonville; City Market, 1705 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville,

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carl sandburg home in Flat Rock makes for the perfect daytrip. You never feel rushed or crowded on the sprawling property. And it offers a great insight into a time in American history when poets and authors had social and political clout (though at press time it was temporarily closed due to the federal shutdown). Sandburg’s library and goat barn are particular favorites, but hike to the top of the Big Glassy trail for a real treat. Afterward, head back up the street to hubba hubba smokehouse for pulled-pork perfection. 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock,; Hubba Hubba, 2724 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock,

The fountain wound up costing $100,000 over its initial $83,000 budget. To make matters worse, the fountain’s resemblance to a “large molar” has garnered several parody photos and inspired a grassroots campaign for its removal, according to the Hendersonville Times-News. But even Mayor Barbara Volk, who says she would’ve preferred a more abstract design, believes its a moot issue. “At this point the fountain is there. It is functioning. I can't see spending any additional money at this point.” When it comes to publicly funded art, everyone’s a critic.

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“As I’ve become immersed in the local community, I’ve been impressed and inspired by the creativity and dynamism that exists here. While we are certainly known for our retiree-friendly environment, it became immediately apparent to me that was only one part of Hendersonville’s story. The recent completion of the third and final phase of our Main Street rehabilitation project, our well received Rhythm & Brews concert series, a host of entrepreneurs propelling fresh business concepts; these are all outward indicators of a growing energy in Hendersonville. Getting to be a part of this on the ground floor has been both personally and professionally rewarding.” — Downtown Director Lew Holloway X

u-pick apple orchards galore! Henderson County is the largest grower in the state. Highway 64 East toward Edneyville is the Silk Road for area orchards. Every autumn, I swing by j.h. stepp hillcrest orchard. This farm has been family-owned and -operated for more than 40 years and has some of the best views around. 221 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, mexican tiendas have popped up all over the city in recent years, indicating a significant demographic shift. Henderson County’s Hispanic population rose from 5 percent to about 10 percent between 2000 and 2010. Of course, plenty of great Mexican restaurants abound, too, but why not stop by El Ranchito carniceria y panaderia for a Mexican cola, sugary concha, fresh corn tortillas and other provisions? Language barriers are sometimes a small obstacle, but check out a tienda for a real taste of Mexico. 1945 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville underground Baking company and flat Rock village Bakery give Asheville bakeries some serious competition. These two bakeries use organic, N.C.milled flours and emphasize small-batch attention and long fermentations. Flat Rock uses wood-fired ovens for its rustic pastries, breads and beloved pizza pies, while Underground features a steady rotation of specialty breads, Bavarian pretzels and a hybrid European American approach to pastries. (Full disclosure: I am an employee of Underground, but it makes objectively terrific bread!) Underground Baking Company, 352 7th Ave. East, Hendersonville,; FRVB, 2710 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock,

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1 Southern Appalachian Brewery 822 Locust St, #100, Hvl 684-1235 •

2 Black Rose Public House

222 N. Main St, Hvl 698-2622 •

2 Hannah Flanagan’s 

300 N. Main St, Hvl 696-1665

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1 Letters to Abigail

2 Aaron Burdett 

508 N. Main St, Hvl 698-0601 •

2 Wickwire  330 N. Main St, Hvl 692-6222 •

3 The Conn-Artist Studios & Art Gallery  611 Greenville Hwy, Hvl 329-2918 •


1 Hannah Flanagan’s Pub & Eatery  300 N. Main St, Hvl 696-1665

2 Black Rose Public House 

3 The Stipe Brothers 

222 N. Main St, Hvl 698-2622

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1 Silver Fox Gallery

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3 Southern Appalachian Brewery 

1 Southern Appalachian Brewery 

822 Locust St, #100, Hvl 684-1235 •

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2 Main Street 

1 West First Wood-Fired Pizza B

Hendersonville’s first commissioned piece of public art debuted on Main Street in September, and residents have not been shy about their opinions. The fountain was designed by Asheville artist Berry Bate, who beat out several other contenders with her submission. The piece includes a copper mountain range atop large rocks with snake-like vines and water streaming into a circular basin.

3 Jackson Park 

101-B 1st Ave West, Hvl 693-1080 •

822 Locust St, #100, Hvl 684-1235 • 801 Glover St, Hvl

3 The Square Root Hendersonville 

111 S. Main St, Hvl 693-7758 •


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2 Never Blue 119 S. Main St, Hvl 693-4646 •

3 Umi  633 N. Main St, Hvl 698-8048 •

SweetS/DeSSert Place

1 Kilwins  506 N. Main St, Hvl 698-9794 •

3 Carl Sandburg Home  1800 Little River Rd, Flat Rock 693-4178 •

BuSineSS tHat giveS Back to tHe communitY

2 McFarlan Bake Shop  309 N. Main St, Hvl 693-4256 •

3 Flat Rock Village Bakery  2710 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock 693-1313 •

HealtH care Practitioner

1 Clara Kim, Internal Medicine, Park Ridge Health  1881 Pisgah Dr, Hvl 684-8501 •

1 Daniel Veazey  611 5th Ave W., #A, Hvl 692-7111


1 Flat Rock Playhouse  Two locations: Flat Rock and downtown Hendersonville 866-732-8008 •

2 Four Seasons Hospice  571 South Allen Rd, Flat Rock 692-6178 •

2 Hendersonville Community Co-op  715 S Grove St, Hvl 693-0505 •

3 The Square Root Hendersonville  111 S. Main St, Hvl 693-7758

1 Matthew Young 

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728 5th Ave W., Hvl 693-8416 •

2 Pete Richards  101-A Chadwick Square Court, Hvl 393-0185 •

3 William Garrison, Garrison Family Dentistry  2689-A Greenville Hwy (NC Hwy 225), Flat Rock 693-6555 •

local colorful cHaracter

1 Jose “J.C.” Case 

1 Old Courthouse  1 Historic Courthouse Sq #5, Hvl 694-1619 •

2 Carl Sandburg Home  81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock 693-4178 •

111 S. Main St, Hvl 693-7758 •

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300 Church St, Hvl 393-4425 •

43 Fruitland Rd, Hvl 697-4545

1 Clear Creek Automotive 


1 Rep. Chuck McGrady  300 N. Salisbury St, Room 419-B, Raleigh 692-3696 •

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1 Small-town feel / Friendliness  2 Quiet  3 It’s beautiful  3 It’s cheaper than Asheville  reaSon to viSit Your town

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2 Flat Rock Playhouse  Two locations: Flat Rock and downtown Hendersonville 866-732-8008 •

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2 Lisa Vierra-Moore, Apple Valley Middle School 

851 N. Main St, Hvl 697-3024 •

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1 Church Street Automotive 

1 Tim Griffin, Hendersonville Fire Department 

Local & organically grown non-GMO heirloom carrots Healthy Harvest Shop and Farm

1 Main Street 

43 Fruitland Rd, Hvl 697-4545

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2 The Square Root Hendersonville 

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1 Carlee Smith, Apple Valley Middle School 

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2 Complete Auto Repair Zone (CARZ)  5208 Brevard Rd, Horse Shoe 891-3333 •

2 Dale’s Auto Service  398 N. Highland Lake Rd, Flat Rock 698-2828

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1 Christine Audiss, Lux Salon  121 W. Barnwell St, Hvl 338-2468 •


1 Animals R Us Veterinary Clinic  725 Crest Rd, Flat Rock 693-7387 •

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2 Hendersonville Veterinary Hospital  1001 Greenville Hwy, Hvl 692-0561 •

3 Kevin McKisson, All Saints Animal Hospital  720-A N. Grove St, Hvl 697-1717 •

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waynesville and canton by alli marshall and caitlin byrd photos by max cooper

where to go the museum of north carolina handicrafts in the historic shelton house. Built in 1875 for Haywood County Sheriff Stephen Jehu Shelton, the farmhouse originally sat on 100 acres. It was occupied by Shelton’s son, Will Taylor Shelton, who worked with the Cherokee and Navajo. Will’s collection of Native American artwork is exhibited along with Shelton family antiques and an extensive display of contemporary and vintage regional handicrafts of all genres. Located on the corner of Shelton and Pigeon streets. Open May-October, TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 admission. wheels of time through transportation museum, aka “the museum that runs,” houses the world’s premier collection of rare American vintage motorcycles, according to the website. Some 300 rare and historic bikes from Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior and more are on display. The seasonal museum is open through Dec. 9 and will reopen in spring of 2014. Located at 62 Vintage Drive, 926-6266. Check out the “old time music” metal sculpture on Main Street, near Mast General Store. The two musicians stand 15-feet tall and were made entirely of recycled items by Stefan “Steebo” Bonitz. Visit Sculpture Garden Gallery, located inside and behind Walker Service Station at 136 Depot St. The garden is always open. Info at Depot Street leads from the Gallery and cafe-lined tourist trek of Main Street, down to frog Level, a national historic district. There, explore a number of antique and thrift stores as well as Panacea Coffee Company, which roasts and brews “good coffee for good people.” Info at

“Old Time Music” metal sculpture by Stefan “Steebo” Bonitz on Main Street in downtown Waynesville .


about Waynesville, from its hopping Main Street to its dynamic arts scene (think heritage and contemporary crafts, public sculpture, theater and a certain annual folk dance festival). It’s steeped in history, but fully immersed in the present. Downtown events still on the 2013 calendar include the Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. That fête, celebrating its silver anniversary, promises to show off much of the best of Haywood County, from food and live entertainment, to juried arts and crafts. Oh yeah, and locally grown apples, too.

DiD you know? Waynesville is the site (east of the Mississippi) of the last shot fired in the Civil War. The gunfire came from the Thomas Legion, a regiment of Cherokee and white rebel soldiers, led by Waynesville native William Holland Thomas, who became the only white man ever to named a chief of the Cherokee. In the 1996 movie My Fellow Americans, Jack Lemmon and James Garner are chased from a fast-food restaurant parking lot on Waynesville’s Russ Avenue.


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Main Street in downtown Waynesville .

most unique or noteworthy frog Level Brewing, home of the Tadpole Porter and the salamander Slam IPA. For more info at In July of this year, the annual folk-dancing, music and cultural festival folkmoot usa celebrated 30 years. The name is an Old English phrase meaning “meeting of the people” and brings folk groups from around the world to Waynesville and surrounding towns each July. To date, some 200 collectives from 100 countries have performed. For more info, visit The 1940s-era strand theatre just reopened following a year and a half of renovations. Now an 80-seat boutique movie theater and listening room with classic films and vinyl-listening parties. 38 Main St.,


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DiD you know? Local author Michael Beadle, whose new history, Canton, was released through Arcadia Publishing, weighs in on some fascinating facts about that town. More info in these and other Canton facts can be found in Beadle’s book and below. the paper mill: “The Champion Paper Mill, of course, is the main industry — now known as Evergreen Packaging, it was once the largest producer of 25-percent chestnut extract in the world and one of the largest mills in the world that produced paper for magazines, office paper and milk cartons. The operation began on Jan. 1, 1908, and has been running ever since. Champion sold approximately 90,000 acres of its land holdings to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is about 500,000 acres in size.” Longevity: “One of the oldest church congregations in Western North Carolina (west of Buncombe County) is First Baptist Church of Canton (formerly Locust Fields Church), which was founded in 1803.” And, “Champion’s former YMCA (the cultural epicenter of town for decades) opened in 1920 as the largest facility of its kind in Western North Carolina, west of Charlotte. Its softball teams won



First settled in the 1780s, Canton has gone through a number of changes — not the least to its name. It was founded, in the 19th century, as Buford, before trying on the designations Vinson and Pigeon Ford (practical, as the town sits on the banks of the Pigeon River). But finally it found its current moniker, which came from Canton, Ohio, along with the steel for the bridge that forded the river. What has defined the community for generations has been the paper mill than dominates its skyline (more on that in a moment), but Canton is also home to historical figures, notable celebrations and small-town charm.






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state and regional championships with the help of talented players like Softball Hall of Fame pitchers German ‘Nazi’ Miller and Wade Garrett.” famous folks: “Canton has been home to a number of talented musicians and singers such as Luke and George Smathers (who played mountain swing style music and earned N.C. Folk Heritage Awards while playing in bands that included Laura Boosinger and Grammy Award-winning David Holt). Another Canton native was longtime shape-note singer and guitar master Quay Smathers, who led shape-note singing at the historic Morning Star United Methodist Church in Dutch Cove.” Beadle adds, “Prominent novelist and poet Fred Chappell grew up in the Canton area and graduated from Canton High School. He’s the author of more than 30 books and taught as a professor at UNC-Greensboro for 40 years before retiring.”

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1 Frog Level Brewing Co.  56 Commerce St, Waynesville 454-5664 •

2 Panacea Coffee House  66 Commerce St, Waynesville 452-6200 •

2 Tipping Point Tavern  190 N. Main St, Waynesville 246-9230 •

3 Downtown 

where to go, what to see, what not to miss canton area historical museum Located on park Street, in the former canton Branch Library Building, the museum doubles as a visitor center. 646-3412. colonial theatre Originally constructed in 1932, the theater has been renovated twice and is currently a multi-use facility. pigeon River scenic walking trail Stroll for a mile and a half along the river, which runs through Canton. Bring snacks for the ducks and geese or use the boat access to go canoeing or fishing.

3 Sid’s on Main  117 Main St, Canton 492-0618 •

art gallerY

1 Twigs & Leaves B 98 N. Main St, Waynesville 456-1940 •

2 Gallery Two Six Two  142 N. Main St, Waynesville 452-6100 •

3 Earthworks Galleries  21 N. Main St, Waynesville 452-9500 •


most unique or noteworthy sid’s on main recently opened in the historic building that formerly housed the Imperial Hotel (advertised in 1916 as “one of the state’s best $2-dollar hotels”). Canton native Sid and Page Truesdale run the fine-dining restaurant and bar, which offers a culled-from-Americana menu (barbecue, a New Orleans po boy and a low country boil among other options). Three generations of the same family produce sought-after delicacies from sunburst trout farm, such as rainbow trout fillets, smoked trout dip and exotic trout caviar. In 1948 it was the first commercial trout farm in the South, according to the company’s website. More than just the setting of a blockbuster film (and, more importantly, the epic novel of the same name, written by WNC author Charles Frazier), cold mountain is one of the Great Balsam Mountains. It might be the greatest of the balsams, actually, having also inspired countless landscape paintings and one darn-good seasonal beer. X

1 Tipping Point Brewery & Tavern  190 N. Main St, Waynesville 246-9230 •

2 Frog Level Brewing Co.  56 Commerce St, Waynesville 454-5664 •

3 BearWaters Brewing Co.  130 Frazier St, #7, Waynesville 246-0602 •

2 John Highsmith  78 Nelson St, Clyde 627-9282 •

2 Michael Gillespie  611 S. Haywood St, Waynesville 456-9007 •

local colorful cHaracter

1 Donnie (at the Frog Level bridge)  Waynesville

law enforcement officer/firefigHter

1 Chief Bill Hollingsed, Waynesville PD  9 S.outh Main St, Waynesville 456-5363 •


1 Rep. Joe Sam Queen  16 W. Jones St, Room 1017, Raleigh 452-4286 •

reaSon to live in Your town

1 Small-town feel  reaSon to viSit Your town

1 Main Street  2 Haywood Arts Regional Theatre  250 Pigeon St, Waynesville 456-6322 •

BuSineSS tHat giveS Back to tHe communitY

1 Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation  256 Industrial Park Dr, Waynesville 246-9050 •

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1 Frog’s Leap Public House A 44 Church St, Waynesville 456-1930 •

1 The Sweet Onion Restaurant  B 39 Miller St, Waynesville 456-5559 •

1 Waynesville Courthouse  Street or roaD

1 Main Street  Waynesville

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2 Sid’s on Main  117 Main St, Canton 492-0618 •

3 Thai Spice 

1 Walker Service  136 Depot St, Waynesville 456-8991 • None

128 N. Main St, Waynesville 454-5400 •

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SaturDaY-nigHt Hangout

1 Tipping Point Brewery & Tavern  190 N. Main St, Waynesville 246-9230 •


3 BearWaters Brewing Co.  130 Frazier St, #7, Waynesville 246-0602 •

local muSician/grouP

1 Balsam Range  B

2 Frog Level Brewing Co.

56 Commerce St, Waynesville 454-5664 •

2 Soldier’s Heart 

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SweetS/DeSSert Place

1 City Bakery  18 N. Main St, Waynesville 452-3881 •

2 The Chocolate Bear 


1 Junaluska Animal Hospital  3248 Asheville Rd, Waynesville 452-1478 •

2 Brian Birthright, Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital 

170 N. Main St, Waynesville 452-6844 •

1855 Russ Ave, Waynesville 452-5211 •

3 Pheasant Hill Café and Gallery 

2 Canton Animal Hospital 

112 N. Main St, Waynesville 456-1796 •


1 Eric Morrison  62 Church St, #1, Waynesville 456-3911 •

2 Brad Morgan  135 Pisgah Dr, Canton 648-4228 • None

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the Jackson County town of Sylva epitomizes the western reaches of Southern Appalachia: soft but tall hills flush with blue-green hues, forming a horizon shrouded in mist; a Main Street of old brick buildings decked with awnings and oblong wooden signs culminating with a regal civic building at the top of the hill. Nearby Cullowhee has a similar feel, with the distinction of having a university that hosts more than 10,000 students from 48 states and 35 countries. But that’s all postcards and history, which is pretty much all you get as an interloper — unless you have time enough to look at a map with a local.

where to go/what to see One of the most well-known buildings in the county, the jackson county courthouse/Library is part of the courthouse building. The library hosts events for all ages every week, including movie nights, computer courses, family nights and Lego club. 310 Keener St., Sylva. 828-586-2016 city Lights Bookstore & café has been in Sylva since 1984, helping to share Appalachian literature with the world. The owner, Chris Wilcox, is so proud of his store that, if you have “anything short of a great experience,” he has his cellphone number on his website and encourages you to call. 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. 828-586-9499 jack the dipper ice cream has been around since 1976. It’s a great place to go for a cool treat, with homemade waffle cones and a great variety of ice cream flavors, as well as other delicious options like shaved ice.

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DiD you know? Cullowhee, originally known as Painters, started out as a farming community. The university was built on farmlands where students keep the farm running by harvesting vegetables that would be served in the cafeteria. Cullowhee was home to the state’s first publicly funded normal school, which would go on to become Western Carolina University in 1889. The country’s second human-remains research station lies within the borders of Cullowhee. The lab, commonly known as “The Facility,” is used for studying human decomposition under a variety of circumstances.

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Historic Sylva barber shop. Photo by Keith Hall

The judaculla Rock is a soapstone boulder with ancient petroglyphs. The Cherokee considered it sacred. One version of the boulder’s legend says the markings were created by the slant-eyed giant Judaculla, claiming he fell on it, imprinting his seven-fingered hand print. Some say ghostly sounds can be heard near the rock after nightfall. The Judaculla Rock is free to the public and located on Judaculla Road in Cullowhee, just off of Caney Fork Road, near N.C. 107 South. Rolling stone Burrito, a popular joint across from the main WCU campus, is a favorite to students, locals and professors. Rolling Stone offers a variety of burritos as well as merchandise featuring its iconic stickman. It’s also home to the Fire in the Hole burrito challenge. Every Friday, brave individuals are encouraged to try the super-hot Fire in the Hole burrito. Anyone who can finish it gets their picture on the wall of previous winners. 828-2937200.

Cadaver dog training sessions are held at Western Carolina University throughout the year. Handlers and their canine counterparts work to identify human versus nonhuman remains and expose the dogs to full body decomposition. Handlers learn about the human decomposition process and bone identification along with a variety of other subjects. The program is in cooperation with the university’s forensic anthropology program. Continuing and Professional Education, 828-227-7397. Mad Batter Bakery and Café is yet another favorite among the diverse group of Cullowhee residents. Since its opening in 1998, Mad Batter has served fresh and organic meals at prices that college students can afford. It also grows its own produce. Beer and wine are now available as well. Their hours are 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and for brunch times on Saturday and Sunday. 293-3096. X


arrowmont stables and cabins offers cabin rentals and a slew of activities for the family. The stables offer hayrides, horseback-riding trails, lessons and a summer horse camp for children. Arrowmont has been in business since 1960. 800-682-1092 or 828-743-2762. 170 East Sylva Shopping Center, 828-586-9941

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“Often, Sylva is overlooked in the debate of great destinations. However, with a closer look, you can view a rich culture of mountain tradition as well as true diversity amongst our residents. Making this, in my opinion, one of the last true paradises in America. There’s no place I’d rather be.” — Coleen Weeks, manager of Level 10 Salon, Sylva “It is a small town with a lot of opportunities, culture and community interaction. It’s a great place for folks of all ages, and the community has a huge heart. I was born and grew up in Sylva, but moved around a lot. Having lived in many urban areas, coming home to Sylva was the best decision I ever made. It doesn’t just charm me; it holds my heart.” — Dottie Brunette, head librarian, Sylva “I love to come through Catamount Gap, come around the corner and all of a sudden everything opens up. Right in front of you, you see a steep mountain with a rounded top. Setting here is just fantastic. You can see these mountains just encircling everything. Where else do you have this? That’s what makes Cullowhee Cullowhee. — George Frizzell, a Cullowhee resident whose family has lived in the area for more than 200 years Instagram photos clockwise from top left: Colourteal; roadkillisart; Southerngirl5; bestgreene


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City Lights Bookstore is in Downtown Sylva, North Carolina. Our goal since 1984 has been to share the literature of the region with the world, and the world of books with our community.

50 Broadway • Asheville, NC 236-9800


SaturDaY-nigHt Hangout

1 Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro  628 E. Main St, Sylva 586-1717 •

2 Guadalupe Café 

3 Nick & Nate’s Pizza  38 The Village Overlook, Sylva 586-3000 •

SweetS/DeSSert Place 170 E. Sylva Shopping Center, Sylva 586-9441 •

3 O’Malley’s Pub & Grill 

2 Mad Batter Bakery & Café 

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2 Balsam Range

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1 City Lights Bookstore  3 E. Jackson St, Sylva 586-9499 •

1 Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro  628 E. Main St, Sylva 586-1717 •

2 O’Malley’s Pub & Grill  83 Asheville Hwy, Sylva 631-0554 •

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3 No Name Sports Pub  1070 Skyland Dr, Sylva 586-2750 •


1 Lulu’s on Main  B 612 W. Main St, Sylva 586-8989 •

2 Guadalupe Café  606 W. Main St, Sylva 586-9877 •

2 Sazón Mexican Cuisine  2840 Old Cullowhee Rd, Sylva 293-2343 •

3 Bogart’s  303 S. Main St, Waynesville 452-1313 •

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husband (the "Kiwi" in this scenario). The shop serves up punchy, rich flavors like blood orange, salted carmel and lip-smacking lemon. Add a shot of espresso on top for what the Italians call affogato, or “drowned,” ice cream. Euphoric. 67 E. Main St., Brevard, The availability of ethnic food might come as a surprise to a first-time Brevard visitor. Yet pad thai and El Ranchero deliver spicy Thai and authentic Mexican flavors at a decent price. If you're looking for more upscale American fare, try the Asian pacific wrap at jordan street cafe or the grilled pork over fennel grits at square Root. Pad Thai, 180 N. Caldwell St., Brevard,; El Ranchero, 76 N. Caldwell St., Brevard; Jordan Street, 48 W. Jordan St., Brevard; Square Root, 33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard, southern comfort is not just a type of whiskey served with lime to college girls. It’s the new name of the 17-year-old Rockin’ Robin Records and celestial mountain music, which have merged into one giant music outlet. The music store sells instruments, new and used vinyl, CDs and DVDs, with a wide selection to suit most musical tastes, from the new Steep Canyon Rangers to Daft Punk and Pet Shop Boys. Music lessons will also be offered. 16 W. Main St., Brevard. Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest

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is like a smaller, more laid-back Asheville. You’ve got your independent record store, a few ethnic food restaurants, craft breweries and enough outdoor attractions to keep you occupied all year.

DiD you know? There are at least 105 named waterfalls in Transylvania County. George Vanderbilt founded the Biltmore Forest School (aka The Cradle of Forestry) in Pisgah Forest, the first school of forestry in the United States. It operated during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

craft breweries: Brevard's got 'em. There's Brevard Brewing co., which specializes in lagers, a relief for those seeking refuge from the hoppy bandwagon. If taste-bud slapping hops are your thing, check out the peppy ales at oskar Blues, the newest outpost of the Colorado-based brewer. 63 E. Main St., Brevard,; 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard,

most unique or noteworthy pisgah national forest and dupont state forest are veritable playgrounds for adults and children. From Sliding Rock to Hooker Falls swimming hole, there's no use wasting time writing about the natural beauty and fun to be had at these public parks. These multiuse hardwood forests are still used for lumber in addition to being reserved for wildlife and recreation. Brevard's Lumber district is like a micro Asheville River Arts District. Taking the place of a defunct lumber factory and the surrounding buildings are the Lumberyard performing arts center, haen gallery and new live music venue 185 king street. 170-200 block of King Street, Brevard;,, Brevard's music scene is never dull. Brevard music center attracts world class musicians and artists to its covered outdoor space, while phoenix Lounge and trailblazers give locals a more laid-back place to drink and dance on Saturday night. BMC, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard,; Phoenix, 14 S. Gaston St., Brevard,; Trailblazers, 83 Forest Gate Drive (Bi-Lo shopping center).

Films shot in or around Brevard include The Hunger Games (2012), Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Thunder Road (1958). Some information provided by the Transylvania Heritage Museum,

where to go waterfalls: You can't throw a rock very far without hitting a waterfall in Transylvania. Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah and Triple Falls in DuPont are popular, but if you want to go a little out of the way, check out cathey's creek, an 80-foot fall west of Brevard with cascades above and below. connestee falls, an 85-foot tiered cascade, is another choice, supposedly named after a Native American princess who took her own life by jumping off the falls. Lastly, white water falls features a stunning 411-foot cascade, though it sits about 30 miles outside Brevard on the N.C./S.C. border. Cathey's Creek, Forest Road 471, just past water treatment plant; Connestee, head south on Highway 276, look for sign; White Water Falls, take 64 West to Highway 281 South, look for sign. kiwi gelato was opened five years ago by a Brevard native and her New Zealander


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in their worDs “[Brevard] is a well-managed town that takes advantage of its natural resources and assets. ... We have over 200 waterfalls, clean streams and rivers, and an exciting downtown that is managed by the Heart of Brevard. Our community is safe, clean and it’s full of people who care. And when you have all of that, that equals success.” — Mayor Jimmy Harris “In a lot of ways, it’s almost like your fantasy: a small Southern mountain town. ... A lot of the people who work here year round, we’re regular people. We’re about who’s got the best price and best deal.” — Christopher Fox, clerk at Southern Comfort music store

issue: where are the jobs? Jobs are a big concern here, with a county unemployment rate of 8.7 percent, which is significantly higher than neighboring Henderson’s or Buncombe's. According to the Transylvania Heritage website, "The beginning of the new millennium came with disastrous developments for Transylvania County. Within the span of one year, all three of the major industries closed. In August 2002 RFS Ecusta ceased production (laying off 600 employees), followed in the same month by AGFA (laying off 270 workers) and finally Coats American on Sept. 30, 2003 (laying off its 228 employees)." And that doesn't include the shuttered DuPont Corporation plant, which employed 2,000 people at its peak. The result has meant workers relocating, commuting or changing industries altogether, with some going into service and tourist-sector work. X

192 W. Main St, Brevard 966-4662 • Instagram photos clockwise from top left: cartergracee; jalishavee; katemarie23; winxtone

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1 Oskar Blues Brewery  342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard 883-2337 •

2 Jordan Street Café  30 W. Jordan St, Brevard 883-2558 •

2 The Square Root Brevard  33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard 884-6171 •

3 The Phoenix  14 S. Gaston St, Brevard 877-3232 •

local muSician/grouP

33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard 884-6171 •

2 Dugan’s Irish Pub  29 W. French Broad St, Brevard 862-6527 •

art gallerY

1 Red Wolf Gallery  B 8 E. Main St, Brevard 862-8620 •

2 Bluewood Gallery  29 W Jordan St, Brevard 883-4142 •

2 The Haen Gallery in the Brevard Lumberyard Arts District  200 King St, Brevard 883-3268 •


1 Oskar Blues Brewery 

1 Steep Canyon Rangers  B

342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard 883-2337 •

2 The Square Root Brevard 

2 Jeff Sipe Trio

33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard 884-6171 •

3 Shannon Whitworth 

3 Brevard Brewing Co.

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1 Oskar Blues Brewery 

63 E. Main St, Brevard


1 The Square Root Brevard 

342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard 883-2337 •

33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard 884-6171 •

1 The Square Root Brevard 

2 Hobnob Restaurant 

3 Jordan Street Café 

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1 Pisgah National Forest

30 W. Jordan St, Brevard 883-2558 •

2 Small town 

3 Marco Trattoria 

3 Outdoor activities 

204 W. Main St, Brevard 883-4841 •

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1 Dolly’s Dairy Bar  128 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest 862-6610 •

1 Waterfalls  2 Pisgah National Forest

3 White squirrels 

1 Kiwi Gelato 

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1 Oskar Blues Brewery 

2 Blue Ridge Bakery 

342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard 883-2337 •

400 S. Broad St, Brevard 883-8444 •

2 The Square Root Brevard 

2 Bracken Mountain Bakery  42 S. Broad St, Brevard 883-4034 •

HealtH care Practitioner

1 Ora Wells, Hendersonville Pediatrics 

33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard 884-6171 •

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1 Main Street  2 U.S. 276  3 Times Arcade Alley 

157 Medical Park Dr, Brevard 884-3440 •

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1 Charlie’s Tire Center 


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1 Sim Cozart  344 Gallimore Rd, Brevard 884-4433 •


local colorful cHaracter

1 White squirrels  Politician

1 Mayor Jimmy Harris 

1 Brevard Animal Hospital 

1985 Asheville Hwy, Brevard 883-8105 •

2 Riversong Veterinary Clinic 

4 Market St, #4105, Brevard 862-8450 •

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Unless otherwise stated, events take place in Asheville, and phone numbers are in the 828 area code. day-By-day caLEndaR is onLinE Want to find out everything that’s happening today, tomorrow or any day of the week? Go to

Calendar Deadlines fREE and paid Listings Wednesday, 5 p.m. (7 days prior to publication) can’t find youR gRoup’s Listing? Due to the abundance of great things to do in our area, we only have the space in print to focus on timely events. Our print calendar now covers an eight-day range. For a complete directory of all Community Calendar groups and upcoming events, please visit In order to qualify for a free listing, an event must cost no more than $40 to attend and be sponsored by and/or benefit a nonprofit. If an event benefits a business, it’s a paid listing. If you wish to submit an event for Clubland (our free live music listings), please e-mail

faLL fEstivitiEs: An Autumn Faire at Montford’s Odyssey Community School will kick-off with a 5k costume run on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m., followed by a market of local craft and food vendors from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Don’t miss the chili cook-off from noon-1:30 p.m. which includes three vegetarian chili recipes. Info or 259-3653. (pg. 27).

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maiL Free Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in pERson Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), second floor, downtown Asheville. Please limit your submission to 40 words or less. Questions? Call (828) 251-1333, ext. 365. paid Listings Paid listings lead the calendar sections in which they are placed, and are marked (pd.). To submit a paid listing, send it to our Classified Department by any of the following methods. Be sure to include your phone number, for billing purposes. E-maiL fax (828) 251-1311, Attn: Commercial Calendar maiL Commercial Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in pERson Classified Dept., Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), Ste. 214, downtown Asheville. Questions? Call our Classified Department at (828) 251-1333, ext. 335.


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a no-kill organization. Info: or 505-3440. • WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm - Outward Hounds invites the public to take adoptable dogs on local hikes. Meets at BWAR, 31 Glendale Ave. Free. fAll fun At AnimAl hAven of Asheville • SU (10/13), 2-6pm - Featuring live bluegrass, vegan food, beer, silent auction and sanctuary tours. 65 Lower Grassy Branch Road. $15 benefits animals at the sanctuary. Info: 299-1635. free spAy vouchers • The Humane Alliance offers free spay services for female felines. Pick up a Dudley Fund voucher at Humane Alliance, Pet Harmony, BWAR, Friends 2 Ferals or Asheville Humane Society. Info and appointment: or 252-2079.

Art AmericAn folk Art And frAming Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through WE (10/23) - Wandering to the Verge, works by self-taught Southern artists. • Through WE (10/23) - Works by Spencer Herr. Art At Asu Exhibits take place at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, unless otherwise noted. Tues.Thurs. & Sat., 10am-6pm; Fri., noon8pm. Donations accepted. Info: or 262-7338. • ONGOING - Susan Webb Tregay: Contemporary Art for Adult Children will be on display in the Community Gallery. • ONGOING - Orna Bentor: Landscapes Within will be on display in the Mayer Gallery. • ONGOING - Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. will be on display in the Main

Gallery. • Through SA (10/19) - Beyond the Image: The Paintings of Warren Dennis will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery. Art At BrevArd college Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 884-8188. • Through FR (11/1) - An alumni exhibition will be held in the Sims Art Center. Art At mArs hill college Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info: • Through WE (11/20) - An exhibition of photographs by Mars Hill alumni, Sarah Wilson. Art At Wcu Exhibits on display in the Fine Art Museum, unless otherwise noted. Mon.Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free; donations welcome. Info: or 227-3591. • Through FR (11/22) - Iron Maidens: Women of Contemporary Cast Iron. Asheville Art museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and

Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • ONGOING - Rebels With a Cause, a traveling exhibition of artwork from the Huntsville Museum of Art. • ONGOING - Lasting Gifts, works by Black Mountain College teachers and students. • ONGOING - Esteban Vicente: The Art of Interruption will feature paintings, drawings and collages. Asheville BookWorks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: or 255-8444. • Through SA (11/30) - Printocracy will celebrate contemporary print culture. Asheville gAllery of Art 16 College St. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm. Info: ashevillegallery-of-art. com or 251-5796. • Through TH (10/31) - Visual Capture, figurative and abstract work by Hal Boyd.

BlAck mountAin college museum + Arts center The center, which preserves the legacy of Black Mountain College, is located at 56 Broadway St., Asheville. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • ONGOING - Shaping Craft and Design at Black Mountain College. BlAckBird frAme & Art 365 Merrimon Ave. Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-3pm. Info: 225-3117. • Through SA (11/2) Brainstorms and Other Magic, paintings be Gayle Paul. • FR (10/11), 6:30-8:30pm Opening reception. chArity knitting And crochet group • MO (10/14), 7-9pm - The Western North Carolina Knitters and Crocheters for Others will meet at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road. All skill levels are welcome. Info: 5759195. city lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • FR (10/11), 6:30pm - Opening reception for works by Justin moe. doWn on the fArm • Through TH (10/31) - Down on the Farm, photographs from an Appalachian farm, will be on display at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. A portion of sales benefits Appalachian Voices. Info: avl. mx/00y. events At the turchin center Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., Boone. Info: 262-3017 or • ONGOING - Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective will be on display in Galleries A and B. floW gAllery 14 South Main St., Marshall. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: avl. mx/aw. • TH (10/10) through SA (11/9) - Exhibition of works by Flow Gallery members. • TH (10/10), 5-9pm - Opening reception. folk Art gAme BoArds • Through TH (10/10) - An exhibit of hand-painted folk art

game boards (checkers and tic-tac-toe) by Francine Menor will be on display at the Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: or 6330202. hAndmAde in AmericA Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: handmadeinamerica. org or 252-0121. • Through FR (10/25) - Works by Tadashi Torii will be on display at Beverly-Hanks, 1 Town Square Blvd., Suite 140. • Through TH (10/31) - CSA Artists: Additional Works. hArvest records Located at 415-B Haywood Road, Asheville. Info: 258-2999. • Through WE (10/30) - Cyclus/ Ovum/ Corpus, a solo show by Mary Claire Becker. Info: hAyWood county Arts council Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: haywoodarts. org or 452-0593. • Through SA (11/9) - The Master Artists group exhibit. hotel indigo 151 Haywood St. Info: or 239-0239. • Through TH (10/31) Photography by Honour Hiers Stewart. mAttheW Zedler • Through TU (12/31) - Works by painter Matthew Zedler will be on display at Salon Blue Ridge, 518 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock. Info: • Additional works by Zedler will be on display at Hendersonville Sports Club, 88 Oak Creek Lane, Hendersonville. micA fine contemporAry crAft 37 N. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville. Mon. & Sat., 10am-5pm. Sun., noon-5pm. Info: micagallerync. com or 688-6422. • Through SU (11/24) - Works by Margaret Couch Cogswell. not my grAndmother's Quilt • Through (10/27) - Not My Grandmother's Quilt textile art exhibit will be on display at West End Bakery, 757 Haywood Road. A portion of sales benefits MANNA FoodBank. Info: artquiltsfrom2ndpaigestudio. our voice survivor

shoW • Through SU (10/13) - Heart Works, Our VOICE's annual art show, will feature works by sexual assault survivors. On display at N.C. Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane. Info: ourvoicenc. org.

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penlAnd school of crAfts 67 Dora's Trail, Penland. Tues.Sat., 10am–5pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 765-2359. • SU (10/13) through TU (10/15), 9am-6pm - Core Show 2013, works by current Core Fellows, on display at the Northlight Building. Info: • SA (10/12), 8-11pm - Opening reception. push skAte shop & gAllery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through TU (10/22) - Paper, a group show curated by Gabriel Shaffer. rurAl life museum • ONGOING Interwoven: Coverlets, Ballads and America’s Discovery of Madison County Folklife will be on display at Mars Hill College's Montague Hall. sAtellite gAllery 55 Broadway St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 305-2225. • Through MO (10/21) - Hoard Reflex, a solo show by Julie Armbruster. sWAnnAnoA vAlley fine Arts leAgue Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Sat., 10am5pm; Sun., noon-4pm. Info: • Through MO (10/28) - Still Life: In or Out of the Box. the Bender gAllery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • Through TU (12/31) - Through the Future, Brightly, works by Eunsuh Choi and Adam Waimon.

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When I am not working, volunteering with the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, driving race cars, or trekking through the mountains, I can be found driving my new Volkswagen Beetle – I absolutely love it! Volkswagen of Asheville was helpful, informative, and answered all my annoying questions (LOL). I chose the Beetle TDI Clean Diesel for its fuel efficiency plus awesome performance and handling. And I love passing gas stations without stopping. Thanks Harmony Motors!

Debbie Motz Bryenton Executive Director – Eastern Outdoor Reps Assoc. Board of Directors – Literacy Council of Buncombe County Asheville, North Carolina

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the Junction 348 Depot St. Info: or 225-3497. • Through SU (10/13) - Every Day a Little Death, works by Randy Siegel. the universe in A cuBic

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foot • Through TU (11/5) - The Universe in a Cubic Foot; Small Sculptures to Delight the Senses will be on display at The Updraft Gallery, 84 Walnut St. Info: • FR (10/11), 6-9pm - Opening reception. the villAge potters Located at 191 Lyman St., #180. Hours: Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. Info: or 658-0770. • Through FR (10/11), 10am-2pm - Village Potters will demonstrate wheel throwing, sculpture, hand building, and decoration. trAnsylvAniA community Arts council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • Through FR (10/11) - A collaborative exhibit will feature works by two or more artists. true Blue Art supply 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: • Through TH (10/31) - Penguin Inventions, works by Jarrett Rutland. tryon gAllery trot • 2nd SATURDAYS, 5-8pm Downtown Tryon presents art, music, refreshments and more. Free. Info: TryonGalleryTrot. upstAirs ArtspAce

Dig the Du what: Dig the Du, a multisport trail race, or duathalon, to benefit the Llewellyn Perry Scholarship Fund at OpenDoors of Asheville. where: Sky Valley Farms, intersection of Sky Valley Road and Pinnacle Mountain Road, Hendersonville. when: Sunday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. Registration: $60 for individuals, $70 for a team of two, $90 team of three. Info: 450-7514 or imathlete. com/events/DigTheDu. why: OpenDoors of Asheville’s mission is to “connect local children living in multigenerational


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poverty with an active, individualized network of support, enrichment and education opportunities.” Proceeds from Dig the Du will benefit the Llewellyn Perry Scholarship Fund, which helps pay tuition and tutoring expenses for underprivileged children in the OpenDoors program. In its third year, Dig the Du is open to individuals and relay teams of two to three. It starts with a 2.5-mile run through grassy fields and forest-service roads, followed by a 12-mile off-road bike course and another 2.5-mile trail run. New this year is “Kids Du 2” for ages 6-13. This untimed event starts with a 1-mile run, followed by a 5-mile offroad bike course and a 1-mile run.

49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 859-2828. • Through (11/15) - The Things We Know: Seven Conceptual Artists. WArren Wilson's holden gAllery The gallery is located on the campus of Warren Wilson College. Info: 771-3034. • FR (10/11) through TU (11/19) - Jefferson Pinder: Work, Video and Performance Artworks, 2003-2012. Curated by Julie Caro. • FR (10/11), 6-9pm - Opening reception. Wcu visiting Artist series Info: 227-3595 or mcochran@ • WE (10/16) through TH (10/17) - Clay artist Ron Myers will offer demonstrations and talks. Info and schedule:

Art/crAft events Asheville Art in the pArk • SATURDAYS through (10/19), 10am-6pm - Asheville Art in the Park will feature regional artists, local food and more. Held in Pack Square Park. Free. Info: Asheville Art museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • TUESDAYS through SATURDAYS, 10am-5pm; SUNDAYS, 1-5pm - Lasting Gifts: Black Mountain College Collection will feature works by Karen Karnes, Ruth Asawa and others. $8/$7 students and seniors/children 5 and under free. BlAck mountAin college museum + Arts center The center, which preserves the legacy of Black Mountain College, is located at 56 Broadway St., Asheville. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • Through SU (10/13), 11am5pm - Shaping Craft and Design at Black Mountain College will feature ceramics, textiles, furniture and other art forms created by BMC students and faculty between 1933-1957. $3/members free/free for all Oct. 9. • FR (10/11) through SU (10/13) - "ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft and Design" will feature presentations on the legacy of BMC's educational model, architecture, graphic design and more. Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. $70. • SA (10/12), 5:30-6:30pm - A keynote presentation with Christopher Benfey, Jenni Sorkin and Ulrich Schwartz will be held in UNCA's Reuter Center. $25. Blue spirAl 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • TH (10/10) through SA (11/30) - Remains to be Seen: An Out of the Box Look at Modern Cremation Containers will feature urns from Shine on Brightly. • TH (10/10), 5-8pm - Opening reception. • TH (10/10) through TU (12/31) A group show will feature ceramics by Josh Copus and Marlene Jack, photography by John Dickson and paintings by Peggy

N. Root. • TH (10/10), 5-8pm - Craft Week opening reception will include small format works by Coralie Tweed, contemporary works by Rick Beck and Robert Dunning and a Piedmont Craftsmen invitational. center for crAft, creAtivity And design Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Mon.Fri., noon-5pm. Info: or 890-2050. • Through SU (10/20) - Works by Windgate Fellows, curated by Cindi Strauss from the MFA Houston. church street Art & crAft shoW • SA (10/12), 10am-5pm - The 30th Annual Church Street Art and Craft Show in downtown Waynesville will include a juried art show, music and clogging. Free. Info: downtownwaynesville. com. copper fish metAl Arts • SA (10/12), 10am-noon - Copper Fish Metal Arts, 191 Lyman St., Studio 236, will host a Craft Week talk, followed by a Q&A for three dimensional crafters. Topics include marketing, pricing and approaching galleries. Free; registration requested: 545-2432. crAft fAir of the southern highlAnds • TH (10/17) through SA (10/19), 10am-6pm; SU (10/20), 10am5pm - The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands will feature clay, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass and more at the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $8/free for children under 12. Info: or 298-7928. crimson lAurel gAllery 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville. April-Dec.: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon5pm. Info: 688-3599 or • ONGOING - 99 Bottles, ceramic bottles by 33 nationally recognized artists. fAll leAves Arts And crAfts shoW • SA (10/12) & SU (10/13), 9am-5pm - The 29th annual Fall Leaves Arts and Crafts Show will feature more than 50 crafters of handmade items. Held at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on Highway 209 near Lake Junaluska. Free parking. Info: floW gAllery 14 South Main St., Marshall. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: avl. mx/aw.

• TH (10/10), 5-9pm - Reception for A Handmade Conversation: Recent Work by Flow Member Artists. grAce cAthey sculpture gArden And gAllery • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS through (10/12) - The Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery will feature garden sculpture displays and demonstrations. 136 Depot St., Waynesville. Free. Info: groveWood gAllery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. April-Dec. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm & Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 2537651. • Through TU (12/31) - Beauty From Wood: Natural and Paper Forms, bowls and vessels by Bill Luce and paper works by Leo Monahan. • SA (10/12) & SU (10/13), 2-4pm - "Playin’ with Clay … HOO-RAY!" invites children ages 10-12 to learn how to sculpt. $40 includes supplies. • FR (10/11), 11am-4pm - An open studio day will give visitors an opportunity to interact with professional artists. kiln opening festivAl • SA (10/12), 10am-4pm - A kiln opening festival will be held at Little Mountain Pottery, 6372 Peniel Road, Tryon. Info: avl. mx/00s. mountAin mAde • ONGOING - Mountain Made, 1 Page Ave., Suite 123 in the Grove Arcade, will feature a monthlong celebration of craft with demonstrations by local artists. Free. Info: mtnmade. com. pArkWAy crAft center At moses cone mAnor • Through TH (10/31) Woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry demonstrations will be offered throughout the month of October at MP 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock. Info and schedule: avl. mx/00r.

creative process. Programs will focus on photography. Held throughout the River Arts District. Info and map: southern highlAnd crAft guild • DAILY, 9am-6pm - The Southern Highland Craft Guild will present craft demonstrations in a wide range of mediums at the Folk Art Center, MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Info: spruce pine potters’ mArket • SA (10/12) & SU (10/13), 10am-5pm - The Spruce Pine Potters’ Market will feature 30 potters and clay artists. Held at 31 Cross St., Spruce Pine. Free. Info: sprucepinepottersmarket. com. the Bender gAllery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • ONGOING - Upwardly Mobile, works by Eunsuh Choi and Adam Waimon. the villAge potters Located at 191 Lyman St., #180. Hours: Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. Info: or 658-0770. • Through FR (10/11), 11am2pm - Daily demonstrations of functional, decorative and sculptural clay. Free. tryon Arts And crAfts fAll festivAl • SA (10/12), 10am-5pm & SU (10/13), 11am-5pm - The Tryon Arts and Crafts fall festival and silent auction will feature regional artisans, children's crafts, demonstrations and food. Held at 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon. Free. Info: or 859-8323.

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rivervieW stAtion celeBrAtion • FR (10/11), 11am-3pm Riverview Station celebration, a collaboration between River Arts District artists, will be held at 191 Lyman St. Free. Info:

ArtmArt • ONGOING - TC Arts Council seeks artists and crafters for its ArtMart in November. Info: 8842787.

second sAturdAy in river Arts district • SA (10/12), 10am-4pm Second Saturday in the River Arts District will feature open studios and opportunities to speak with artists about the

clAxton elementAry holidAy crAft fAir • ONGOING Claxton Elementary seeks artists and crafters for their Craft Fair on nov. 16. Info: rachelfriel@ or 551-7391.

Jcc crAft fAir • ONGOING - JCC seeks artists and crafters for its craft fair on Nov. 17. Info: bwass78@gmail. com. Writers' Workshop • Through WE (10/30) - The Writers' Workshop will accept short stories for its fiction contest through oct. 30. Info: or writersw@gmail. com. • Through SA (11/30) - Memoirs of 5,000 words or less will be accepted through nov. 30.

Benefits AmAxing chAllenge 5k • SA (10/12), 9am - The AmaXIng Challenge: Step It Up 5k, hosted by UNCA's Alpha Xi Delta fratenity, will benefit Autism speaks. $20/$15 students/$10 children. Info: or unca. Autumn fAire • SU (10/13), 10am-3pm Autumn Faire will benefit odyssey community school, 79 Zillicoa St., Montford. Festivities will include 5k costume run, a chili cook-off competition, live music and local vendors of craft and food. Info or 259-3653. Benefit Art Auction • SA (10/12), 6pm - An art auction, to support toe river Arts council, will feature more than 150 handcrafted works. Held at 269 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine. $40 live auction; $20 silent auction. Works will be on display Oct. 10 through 12. Info: comedy Benefit • TH (10/10), 9pm - A comedy benefit to support xander kai valentin's cancer treatments will feature headliner Mo Alexander. Held at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road. $15. Info: dig the du • SU (10/13), 10:30am - Dig the Du, an off-road, multi-sport event will benefit opendoors of Asheville llewellyn perry scholarship fund. Held at Sky Valley Farm, Hendersonville. $60/$70 team of two/$90 team of three. Info: events/DigtheDu. eBlen-kimmel chArities Info: 255-3066 or • SA (10/12), 9:30am - Walk, Run or Roll, a 10k race to support eblen charaties' heroes for

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North State. Held at Prestige Adventure Center, 585 Tunnel Road. $20 suggested donation. yAncey county dreAm home tour • SU (10/12), 10am-5pm Yancey County Dream Home Tour, to benefit mayland community college scholarships, a self-guided tour. Reception to follow at "A Touch of Cass" from 5:30-6:30pm. $40. Info: 766-1233 or


EaRthEnwaRE aRtist: In a visit to Western North Carolina University, ceramicist Ron Myers will give demonstrations and talks on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17. An exhibition of Myers’ work will be on display in the Bardo Arts Center’s atrium gallery during this visit. Info and schedule: (pg. 26)

hope, will be held at AB Tech's Asheville campus. $10. Info: 2422848 or fABulously feminine • TH (10/17), 6:30-9pm - "Fabulously Feminine: Celebrating the Radiance and Power of Women to Attract Love into Their Lives" will benefit helpmate. Held at the Four Points Hotel, 22 Woodfin St. $20. Info: grAce lutherAn church 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-4890. • SU (10/13), 12:30pm - Ethnic diversity luncheon will benefit the youth of grace. Donations accepted. Registration: 693-4890. Info: leAf schools And streets • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tasting and jazz, to benefit leAf schools and streets, will be held at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St. $5 suggested donation. Info: or Jocelyn@theLEAF. org. music Among friends • TU (10/10), 7pm - Music Among Friends, to benefit feed the kids coalition, will feature refreshments and performances by Datrian Johnson, John Powers, Ryan Perry and others. Held at the Green Room, 536 N. Main St., Hendersonville. $30. Info: 595-3827.


proJect linus • SA (10/12), 9am-3pm - An indoor community yard sale will benefit project linus, which provides handmade blankets to seriously ill children. Held at Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 2425 Hendersonville Road, Arden. Info: 645-8800. rAise your hAnd • SA (10/12), 6pm - Raise Your Hand fundraising auction and gala will benefit Western north carolina Aids project. Held at Doubletree Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Road. $125. Info: reynolds shoe drive • Through SA (11/30) - Reynolds Shoe Drive delivers donated shoes to the survivors of the haiti earthquake. Drop-off location at Carolina Mountain Sales, 1550 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 277-5551. run the Wolf • FR (10/11), 9am - "Run the Wolf," a 5k race in Wolf Laurel, will benefit cub scout pack 524. Race begins at Wolf Den Rentals, 2345 Puncheon Fork Road, Mars Hill, and will include a 1,000 foot climb. A half-mile Fun Run begins 10:30am. Info: becca.newbold. source for Well-Being Benefit • TH (10/10), 6:30pm - Yes!, a concert to help cover legal costs

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incurred in a zoning dispute during the source for Well-Being's move to its current location. Featuring performances by B.J. Leiderman and others. Held at the White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road. $20 advance/$25 door. Info: 6698800 or the soiree At kAlAmAZoo • SU (10/13), 3-6pm - The Soiree at Kalamazoo, to benefit the madison county Arts council, the franklin project, and the Junior Appalachian musician’s program. Held at the site of the old Kalamazoo Presbyterian Church and School, 3264 Little Pine Road, Marshall. $35. Info: the vAnishing WheelchAir • 2nd SATURDAYS, 6:30pm “Magic, Mirth and Meaning,” to benefit the vanishing Wheelchair, will feature the talents of Vanishing Wheelchair members at St. Mary’s Church, 337 Charlotte St. $10/$5 children. Info: 391-6965 or toAst to recovery • TH (10/10), 7-9:30pm - A Toast to ReCOvery will support Colorado flood relief efforts by raising money for oskar Blues cAn’d Aid foundation. The event will include food, beer, a silent auction and music by Old

deliver proJects on time With extreme proJect mAnAgement (pd.) Leading Software Maniacs hosts a full-day agile workshop on October 25, 2013 in Charlotte for project managers, software developers, IT staff. http://www.leadingswmaniacs. com/carolinas_smokymtns. html 7 deAdly hABits of ineffective softWAre developers (pd.) Leading Software Maniacs is presenting a 1-hour lecture in Asheville on October 21, 2013 for Web designers, software developers, IT staff. http:// carolinas_smokymtns.html A-B tech smAll Business center Unless otherwise noted, classes are free and held at 1465 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1060, Candler. Info:‎ or 3987950. • WE (10/9), 6pm-9pm “Building Your Business on eBay” will provide information on a continual retail presence for those who have experience selling on eBay. • TH (10/10), 6pm-8pm – “Getting Your Natural Products into Retail Stores” provides tools and knowledge to get herbal, food and functional food products into stores. Enka campus, SBC Room 2046. Info: 398-7950 or register at abtech. edu/Sbc-Seminars. • MO (10/16), 9am-noon SCORE: How to Start a Business Part II will provide an overview of questions and structural elements that new businesses face. Held on the Madison campus, 646 U.S. 25 in Marshall, Room 116. femfessionAls • WE (10/9), 11:30am-1:30pm - A kick-off event for a new women’s business networking group will be held at Frankie Bones, 2 Gerber Road. $25/$20

members. Registration required: goodWill cAreer clAsses/$ Info and registration: 298-9023, ext. 1106. • ONGOING - Classes for those interested in careers in the food and hotel industries. Hands-on training includes American Hotel and Lodging Association certification. $25. • MONDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9am-noon General Education Diploma classes. Intake process required. • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-8:30pm - English as a second language class. • ONGOING - Entry-level computer classes. • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 1:30-4pm - Classes for those interested in medical office support careers. Fee waived for job seekers.

clAsses, meetings & events mAc BAsics clAsses At chArlotte street computers (pd.) Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street, 9:30 - 10:30am weekdays. Mondays - Mac OS X Basics Level 1, Wednesdays - iPad Basics Level 1, Thursdays - iCloud, Fridays - iPad Basics Level 2, first Tuesday of each month - iPhoto, second Tuesday each month - Safari, third Tuesday each month -Mac OS X Level 2, fourth Tuesday each month - iMovie. Registration is just $9.99 at music lessons With moses AtWood (pd.) Find your own musical style-- All levels welcome. Songwriting. Voice. Guitar. Piano. Dobro. Music Theory. $30 an Hour. mosesatwood@ studio ZAhiyA, doWntoWn dAnce clAsses (pd.) Monday 7pm Bellydance 1 • Tuesday 8:15am 30 Minute Workout, 9am Hip Hop Workout Dance • Wednesday 5pm Beginner Bellydance, 7pm Bellydance, 7pm High Heels Hip Hop • Thursday 9am Bellydance Workout • 7pm Bollywood • 8pm Hip Hop • Sunday 3pm Yoga for Dancers$13 for 60 minute classes.• 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. • 828.242.7595. especiAlly for Women

neW to Asheville (pd.) Join Asheville Newcomers to meet other women new to the area. Discover friendships, fun and fabulous finds. Get connected at pottery And sculpture clAsses At odyssey clAyWorks stArting octoBer 21 (pd.) We offer wheel throwing and handbuilding classes and workshops for all levels. Located in River Arts District. Call (828) 285-0210 or please see our website for more information: single And looking for something fun? (pd.) Try AVL Speed Dating! Events start at 6:30pm and are held monthly at The Cantina in Biltmore Village • Next event: Wednesday, October 16 (45+ age group) and Wednesday, November 20 (21-39 age group). • To make a reservation or for more info, call (828) 2422555 or see Avlspeeddating. com Asheville urBAn lAndscApe proJect • TUESDAYS through (10/22), 9:30pm - The Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters will host a five-week series of paintouts beginning at The Basilica of St. Lawrence, 97 Haywood St. Bring paints and brushes. Free. Info: Building Bridges of Asheville • TUESDAYS, 7-9pm - Building Bridges of Asheville will feature speakers and films on topics relating to race relations. Held at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. $30 with discounts for public school teachers. Info and registration: or 777-4585. chArter school informAtion meeting • TH (10/10), 7pm - Franklin School of Innovation, a new charter middle and high school, will host an information meeting at the West Asheville Public Library, 942 Haywood Road. Info: franklinschoolofinnovation. org. four seAsons toAstmAsters • WEDNESDAYS, 8-9am - Four Seasons Toastmasters will meet at Lake Pointe Landing, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville. Info: fourseasonstoastmasters. com. hAndmAde in AmericA crAft lABs Info and cost: • TH (10/10), 10am-noon -


"Sales Techniques for Artists" will be held at Spring Creek Community Center, 13075 N.C. Highway 209, Hot Springs. --1-3pm - "Pricing Guidelines for Artists" will be held at the same location. • TU (10/15), 4-6pm "Cultivating Collectors" will be held at AAAC, 346 Depot St. • WE (10/16), 5:30-7:30pm "Approaching Galleries" panel discussion will be held at Toe River Arts Council Arts Resource Center, 269 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine. • TH (10/17), 5:30-7:30pm "Artist Portfolio: Digital and Print" will be held at JE Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd. SE, Lenoir. looking for mr. goodBAr meetup • SUNDAYS, 1pm - The "looking for mr. Goodbar" group, moderated by Patrick Ochsenreiter, meets weekly at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St., for "banter about what is happening in the world of gay men." Info: pbochsenreiter@ or music lessons At Asheville music school • TUESDAYS, 5pm - Asheville Music School, a non-profit community music school for anyone who wishes to study music, offers private lessons and group instruction for all instruments, voices and styles. 126 College St. Info: 252-6244. puBlic lectures & events At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • TU (10/15), 11am-2pm Career and Graduate School Fair at UNCA’s Kimmel Arena concourse. Info: career.unca. edu/job-fairs-events or 2516515. • TH (10/17), 7pm - Advance Care Planning Workshop at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Info: 251-6140 or

st. nicholAs proJect • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 8:30am-5pm - St. Nicholas Project provides assistance to needy families during the holiday season. Sign up at Waddell Client Service Center in the Westgate Shopping Center. Info: 242-2848 or eblenfound@ Working poor simulAtion • SU (10/13), 2-4:30pm - A "Working Poor Simulation" will provide insight into the challenges facing the working poor in WNC. Held in UNCA's Sherrill Center. Registration required: 274-9354. youth outright A weekly discussion group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 14-23. Straight allies are also welcome. Info: youthoutright. org. • SU (10/13), 4-6pm - Movie night at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. free.

comedy disclAimer comedy • FRIDAYS, 8-9:30pm Disclaimer Comedy presents weekly stand-up at Elaine's Piano Bar in the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Free. Info: disclAimer stAnd-up open mic • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge open mic is held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: slice of life comedy

rememBer neWtoWn • SA (10/12), noon-1pm - A "Remember Newtown" demonstration will be held at Hendersonville Historic Courthouse on Main Street. Posters to commemorate Sandy Hook shooting victims provided, but bring homemade signs if possible. Info: 693-9804.

• TH (10/12), 8:30pm - Two year anniversary of Slice of Life Comedy will include stand-up comedy, food and a raffle. Held at the Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. $10/$8 in advance. Info: or

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eco Asheville green drinks • WEDNESDAYS - Socializing begins at 5:30pm, followed by a presentation on environmental issues at 6pm. Held at the Green Sage Cafe, 5 Broadway St. Free. Info: elishA mitchell AuduBon society • TU (10/15), 7pm - Wildlife biologist Chris Kelly will discuss Golden Eagles and share photos from monitering sites in Western North Carolina. Held at UNCA's Reuter Center, Room 206. Free. Info: hArd-to-recycle event • SA (10/12), 10am-2pm - A "Hard-to-Recycle" event will accept hard bulky plastics, styrofoam, electronics, blankets, batteries, cooking oil and more. Held at Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: 254-1776 or puBlic lectures & events At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • FR (10/11), 5pm - “Aristotle on the Ethics of Communicating

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registration: 246-4847. Info: avl. mx/01j or 627-4522. model trAin shoW • SA (10/12) through SU (10/13), 10am-5pm - A Model Train Show will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. $6/ Free for children and scouts. Info: 687-1414. oktoBerfest • SA (10/12), noon-6pm Oktoberfest will include music and beer tasting with local breweries. Held downtown at Coxe Ave. $40/$35 through Oct 10. Info: oktoBerfest At sugAr mountAin • SA (10/12) & SU (10/13), 10am-5pm - Oktoberfest will feature Spaten Oktoberfest beer and the Harbour Town Fest Band. Held at Sugar Mountain Resort, 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive. Free. Info: or 898-4521.

sLicE giRLs: The Orange Peel hosts the second anniversary of Slice of Life Comedy on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. In addition to a belly full of laughter, the event will include food, music and a raffle. $10/$8 in advance. Info: or (pg. 29).

Climate Change," with Melissa Lane. Held at UNCA's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Info: 251-6296. Wnc green Building council The nonprofit promotes environmentally sustainable and health-conscious building practices through community education. Info: 254-1995, or • SU (10/13), 1-4pm - Explore a green home designed by Ske Boniske and built by Beach Barrett, featuring energy efficient design and systems. Located at at 115 Alba Ridge Road, Arden. Free.

festivAls Boone heritAge festivAl • SA (10/12), 9am-4pm - Boone Heritage Festival, held at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, will feature reenactors, artists, historians, musicians and storytellers. Free. Info: booneheritagefestival. com. celeBrAting rutherford county: the Bechtler legAcy • TH (10/17), 5-7pm - "Celebrating Rutherford County: The Bechtler Legacy" includes gold panning


demonstrations, guided home tours, speakers and a screening of the documentary Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint. Held at the Bechtler House, 130 W. 6th St., Rutherfordton. Free. Info: fAll festivAl • SA (10/12), 10am-2pm - A Fall Festival will be held at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road. Info: 298-7647. gun & knife shoW • SA (10/12), 9am-5pm, SU (10/13), 10am-4pm - A Gun and Knife Show will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. $8/ free for children under 12. Info: 687-1414. historic 7th Avenue BAZAAr • SA (10/12), 10am-5pm - Historic 7th Avenue Bazaar, will feature a variety of art, crafts, entertainment and food. Held at Historic Depot Plaza, Hendersonville. Info: 674-3067. JAmmin’ At the millpond • SA (10/12), 10am-4pm Haywood Community College’s Jammin’ at the Millpond will include a cornhole tournament, a molasses making demonstration, car show and crafts. Car show

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Wnc nAture center 75 Gashes Creek Road. 10am5pm daily. $8/$6 Asheville city residents/$4 kids. Info: 2985600 or • SA (10/12), 10am-4pm - The Hey Day Fall Family Festival will feature activities for kids, arts and crafts, animal programs, live entertainment and more. Free with regular admission.

government & politics henderson county democrAtic discussion group • 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 8am - The Henderson County Democratic Discussion Group will meet at Mike’s on Main, 303 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Info: info@ or 692-6424. henderson county senior democrAts • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - The Henderson County Senior Democrats will meet at HCDP Headquarters, 905 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville. Bring a bagged lunch. Info: info@ or 692-6424. mArch AgAinst monsAnto • SU (10/13), 1:30-5:30pm March Against Monsanto will feature speakers, music and vendors at Pack Square Park. Free. Info: nogmoasheville@ puBlic lectures & events

At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • TH (10/17), 7pm - "Know Your Election Rights," sponsored by the ACLU Student Chapter, will be held at UNCA's Carmichael Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: politicalscience.unca. edu or 251-6634.

kids 50% OFF • PARENT/CHILD CLASS • REGISTER NOW (pd.) For children ages 4-9 months, begins August 20. Call 667-9588 or check us out online: for details. the little gym. Asheville Art museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • TU (10/15), 10:30am Asheville Art Museum will present guided art activities for pre-school age children accompanied by an adult. Asu turchin center Workshops Info and registration: workshops. • FRIDAYS, 3-4:30pm - Blazing Easels kids' workshop will be held in the Turchin Center. $20 per month. connect • Through MO (11/11) - St. Gerard House's 10-week Connect program invites elementary, middle and high school students to learn about how thoughts, actions and reactions affect social situations. Held at 620 Oakland St., Hendersonville. $18 per week. Info and registration: or 693-4223. fAirvieW elementAry fAll festivAl • SA (10/12), 10am-3pm Featuring inflatables, carnival games, raffle baskets, food, drinks, desserts and more. 1355 Charlotte Highway, Fairview. Free to attend. Info: Domain/497. the Big BAd, little red pig shoW • SA (10/12), 11am - The Asheville Puppetry Alliance presents The Big Bad, Little

Red Pig Show by lee Bryan at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square. $8. Info: 257-4530, or

music song o' sky chorus (pd.) tuesday 6:45-9:30 pm song o' sky chorus (Sweet Adelines International) Covenant Community Church, 11 Rocket Dr., 28803 Asheville's premier a capella barbershopstyle chorus! We welcome all women who love to sing! www. 1-866-824-9547 this sundAy octoBer 13 • DRUMMING WORKSHOP (pd.) Heart Beat Drumming at Heartspring Sanctuary. October 13. Facilitated by Sonia Brooks. • Drums provided for all ages. $10/person, $20/family. Classes available. Registration/information: www.7thgenerationschool. com 42nd street JAZZ BAnd • SATURDAYS, 6-9pm - The 42nd Street Jazz Band will perform at Kelsey's Restaurant and Lounge, 840 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 693-9393. AltAmont theAtre compAny Located at 18 Church St., downtown Asheville. Info: or 274-8070. • SU (10/13), 5pm - A piano concert by Kimberly Cann of Pan Harmonia. $20/$15 advance/$5 students. Info: BAck Alley operA & dinner • TH (10/10), 6pm - Back Alley Opera and Dinner will feature arias, Broadway favorites and food by Saluda Grade Café. Held at Back Alley Barn, 24 Main St., Saluda. $40. Reservations required: 7492321. city lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • FR (10/11), 7pm - Tina and Her Pony (Americana). Free. Info: concerts At unitAriAn universAlist church of Asheville Located at 1 Edwin Pl. Info: 299-4171 or • SU (10/13), 7-9:30pm - Jon Shain will play Piedmont blues.

Neptune's Car will open. Suggested donation: $15/$10 students. Reservations and info: 299-4171 or MountainSpirit evening With An AlBum: homeWArd Bound Benefit • TH (10/10) Celebrate the 40th birthday of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions with a close listening of the album followed by discussion. Held at The Cathedral of All Souls' Zabriskie Hall, 9 Swan St. $5 includes free beer, wine and light fare. Proceeds benefit Homeward Bound's Room in the Inn program. Info: room-in-the-inn. flAt rock plAyhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS, (10/16) until (10/27), 8pm - Music on the Rock: Donna Summer and the Sound of the '70s will be performed at the downtown location. $24. free plAnet rAdio • FR (10/11), 7:30pm - Free Planet Radio (world) will perform at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $15. Info: or 225-3232. hendersonville symphony orchestrA Info: 697-5884 or • SA (10/12), 7:30pm Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents Carnival of Animals at Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 180 West Campus, Flat Rock. $35/$5 students. intersections sing together • FR (10/11), 6:30pm Intersections Sing Together: '60s Folk Revival with Beth and Jim Magill. Held at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre. $10. Info and registration: or 257-4530. JAZZ fAculty concert • FR (10/11), 7 & 8pm - A Jazz faculty concert will be held at the Asheville Music School, 126 College St. $5. Info: or 252-6244. kArAoke At plAyers • WEDNESDAYS, 8pm; FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9pm - Players Cigar Bar, 170 Rosscraggon Road, hosts weekly karaoke. Info: 676-0588.

music At BrevArd college Events take place in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 884-8211. • TH (10/10), 7:30pm - Brevard College Fall Choral Concert. free. music At uncA Concerts are held in Lipinsky Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets and info: 2325000. • WE (10/16), 7pm - Blue Ridge Orchestra open rehearsal for holiday concerts. Held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Info: 251-6140 or music At Wcu Unless otherwise noted, performances are held at the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Tickets and info: or 227-2479. • SA (10/12), 8:45am - A daylong marching band competition will feature twenty-five top high school marching bands at E.J. Whitmire Stadium. $10 preliminaries/$10 for finals/$8 if purchased in advance. Info: • WE (10/16), 7:30pm - Alash ensemble, throat singers from the Tuva Republic in Central Asia. $5/students free. orchid ensemBle • TH (10/10), 7pm - Orchid Ensemble uses music to innovate a cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians with ancient instruments and traditional Chinese, Jewish, Persian and Indian rhythms. The ensemble performs at UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium. $20/$12 campus community/$7 area students/$5 UNCA students. Info: avl. mx/016.

Wendy Jones QuArtet • SA (10/12), 7-9pm - Wendy Jones Quartet will play at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, 409 East Patterson St. $15. Info:

outdoors BeAutiful lAke JAmes MARINA • BOAT SLIPS AvAilABle (pd.) Reserve a covered, uncovered or houseboat slip. Great location at Canal Bridge. Security, gas sales, marine store and customer lounge. Call (828) 584-0666. cAmp cooking BAsics for the BAckpAck • WE (10/9), 6:30-8pm - REI will present Camp Cooking Basics for the Backpack. Free. Registration required: avl. mx/014. crAdle of forestry events Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: cradleofforestry. org or 877-3130. • SA (10/12), 9am-5pm "Camping in the Old Style." See fire by flint, steel and friction, campfire cookery, canvas tents and traditional camp tools in this model of an early 1900s camp. Experts in nature, woodcraft and history will also demonstrate skills and answer questions. hike to BlAckrock ridge • SA (10/12), 10am "Thunderstruck: For Love of Beer and Mountains," a moderately-strenuous hike to Blackrock Ridge. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Free. Info and location: 253-0095 or

trAnsylvAniA community Arts council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • FR (10/11) through SA (10/12), 7:30pm - Celtic music and stories with Jamie Laval and Dan Compton. $20/$10 students. Info:

pisgAh AstronomicAl reseArch institute Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or pari. edu. • FR (10/11), 7pm - International Observe the Moon Night at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. $20/$15 seniors and military/$10 children. Reservations required.

tryon fine Arts center Located at 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat., 10am-1pm. Info: or 859-8322. • TH (10/10), 7pm - Jim Peterman Quartet with blues vocalist Wanda Johnson. $10/$5 students.

summit the seven sisters • SA (10/12), 8am - Swannanoa Valley Museum will host a 10-mile, strenuous hike to the summit all seven of the peaks in the Seven Sisters range. $40/$25 members. Info and registration: or 669-9566.

tour de fAlls • SA (10/12) & SU (10/13), 9am-2:30pm - Tour de Falls is a public tour of DuPont State Forest's waterfalls via shuttle buses, departing every 30 minutes from 1300 Staton Road, Cedar Mountain. Tour takes 3 hours. Buses are not handicapaccessible and pets are not permitted. $12/$6 children ages 6-17, cash or check. Info:

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World kite dAy • SU (10/13), 1-4pm - World Kite Day will be celebrated at the Buncombe County Sports Park. Bring your own kite or reserve one: 250-4269 or jay.nelson@ Info: avl. mx/01g. yogA on the mountAin • SU (10/13), 9:30am Moderately-strenuous hike to the top of Blue Ridge Pastures for yoga. $10/Free for SAHC members. Info and location: 253-0095 or

pArenting positive BehAvior guidAnce for pArents And guArdiAns • TUESDAYS through (11/5), 6:30pm - Montessori Cooperative School will sponsor a four-part seminar on positive behavior guidance for parents of young children at the Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Program will focus on cooperation and self-motivation. $40. Info:

puBlic lectures puBlic lectures & events At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • WE (10/9), 11:25am - "The High Middle Ages," with Keya Maitra. Held at UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: or 2516808. • FR (10/11), 11:30am - "What Is New in Oncology" with Michael Messina, M.D. Held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Info: olliasheville. com or 251-6140. • FR (10/11), 11:25am - "The Second Scientific Revolution and the 19th Century" with George Heard. Held at UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities. or 251-6808. • FR (10/11), 11:25am "Sexuality, Gender and Identity: Contemporary Discourses" with

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Blue Ridge tales: Becca Stevens shares stories of survival, healing and faith what: Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tenn., will keynote Kanuga’s 2013 Lansing Lee Conference.

ural bath and body products; all proceeds directly support the community. Now sustaining five houses, Magdalene has inspired similar programs in the U.S. and overseas.

where: Kanuga Conferences, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville

Blending storytelling, theology and practical ways to become a healing community, Stevens will keynote this year’s Lansing Lee Conference with the goal of helping participants celebrate the “glory of the mountains and the healing found in creation.” She will be accompanied by Thistle Farms representatives, and the schedule includes a workshop that gives guests the chance to learn how to make their own healing oils from herbs found within the Blue Ridge mountains.

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why: Rev. Stevens founded the 2-year residential community Magdalene in Nashville, Tenn., in 1997, as a sanctuary for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. In 2001, she incorporated Thistle Farms as a social enterprise of Magdalene, where women make and sell nat-


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Lorena Russell. Held at UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: or 2516808. • MO (10/14), 11:25pm - "Greek City-States and Theatre," with Sophie Mills. Held at UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: or 2516808. • MO (10/14), 11:25am "European Renaissance" with Ann Dunn. Held at UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: or 251-6808. • TU (10/15), 4:15pm - STEM Lecture, organized by OLLI member Howard Jaslow. Held at UNCA's Reuter Center. Info: 2516140 or • TU (10/15), 4pm - "Nothing About Us Without Us," a lecture about Haitian grassroots organizations with Amber Munger. Held at UNCA’s Highsmith University Union, Room 104. Info: 250.3870 or mgibney@ • WE (10/16), 7:30pm - Dr. Cornel West will speak about the role of race, gender and class in American society at UNCA's Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena. • TH (10/17), 7:30-9pm - ACLUNC will present "Fighting Back against Voting Suppression" at UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall. Info:

seniors puBlic lectures & events At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • MO (10/14), 2pm - “Protect Against Medication Diversion,” Ken Razza of the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office AntiCrime Task Force. Held at the UNCA’s Reuter Center, Room 120A. Info: or 251-6140. senior friendships of henderson county • 3rd THURSDAYS, 7pm - Senior Friendships of Henderson County will meet at First Congregational Church, 5th Avenue West and White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info and cost: 696-1968. Wnc AlliAnce for retired AmericAns • 3rd TUESDAYS, 10am - The WNC Alliance for Retired Americans meets at Kenilworth Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 123 Kenilworth Road. Free. Info:

spirituAlity open heArt meditAtion (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that open your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Love offering. 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 296-0017 or 367-6954 http:// 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. 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. • 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5:00-6:15. free medicAl intuitive (pd.) Ethical high frequency beneficial health information. Medical school graduate with alternative emphasis. Call (828) 645-0235. 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. Weekly circle W/ eArth green medicine lodge (pd.) 6 PM THURSDAYSWorking with divination and purification rituals, we gather wisdom of the ancestors to be in right relations and advance the collective dream. (828)284-0975 or light lAnguAge clAss levels 1 And 2 W/eArth green medicine lodge (pd.) NOV 9 & 10-Work with sacred geometric shapes and dimensional colors; learn writing grids for healing with Light Language—an effective transformational tool to share with clients, friends and family. Level 1: $65. Level 2: $275. (828)2840974 or mayanrecordkeeper@ creAtion drums W/ eArth

green medicine lodge (pd.) NOV 2, 10 AM-3 PM, Winston-Salem- When making drums in a traditional way, we bring sacred beings into physical form. Working with the drum we are able to reach the place before and beyond words; this place is oneness with Creator. To register: (828) 284-0974 or free introduction to insight or mindfulness meditAtion. (pd.) 2nd and 4th Thursday. 7pm. Asheville Insight Meditation, Suite 200, 29 Ravenscroft Dr, (828) 808-4444, Asheville insight meditAtion (pd.) Practice Mindfulness Meditation (aka Vipassana or Insight Meditation) with a supportive group. Group sessions: Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Sundays, 10am-11:30pm. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville. (828) 808-4444,www." rAmp up your meditAtion prActice (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., (828) 808-4444 Ancient egyptiAn spirituAl & viBrAtionAl science (pd.) With BioGeometry® Founder Dr. Ibrahim Karim from Cairo, Egypt. Friday, November 1, 7pm. $15, Limited Seating. Will sell out. Hilton at Biltmore Park, Asheville. More information or purchase advance tickets at (828) 298-7007 or AsBury memoriAl umc Located at 171 Beaverdam Road. Info: 253-0765. • SU (10/13), 11am - 12:30pm - Homecoming at Asbury Memorial UMC will include worship, a presentation by Arnie Corriher, music and food. Free. church of the gArden • SUNDAYS, 10:45am – The Church of the Garden is a spiritual community that draws meaning from ancient wisdom, new thought and the natural history of the Blue Ridge. Meets at Rainbow Community School, 574 Haywood Road. Donations appreciated. Info:

community hu song • SU (10/13), 11am- Eckankar Center of Asheville will offer a community HU song at 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: or 254-6775. empAthy circle • FR (10/11), 7-9pm - Empathy Circle will be held at Earthfare, 66 Westgate Parkway. Free. Info: or 545-9681. god And country WAgon trAin • FR (10/11) through SU (10/13) - The God and Country Wagon Train, "an opportunity for the community to join together and revisit our Christian heritage while experiencing a real wagon train and honoring those who have sacrificed all." Held at 330 Carolina Lane, Marshall. Free. Info and schedule: or 667-2001. grAce lutherAn church 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-4890. • WEDNESDAYS, 4:45-5:30pm - OASIS will include choral and instrumental rehearsals, adult Bible study and youth activities, followed by a faith and fine arts event from 5:30-7:30pm. • WEDNESDAYS through (10/23), 5:45-7pm - Adult Bible study. greAt tree Zen temple Daily, weekly and monthly retreats and zazen practice and study. Info: or 645-2085. • TUESDAYS, 3:30 pm Meditation, readings and discussion with Rev. Teijo Munnich. 679 Lower Flat Creek Road, alexander. light center 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845. • DAILY - Seven Circuit Classical Labyrinth. Daylight hours. • DAILY, 10am-4:30pm - Chakra balancing light sessions. Donations accepted. • FR (10/11), 7pm - Cecilia St. King will perform at the Light Center. $15. • SA (10/12), 11am-6pm - Mind Body Spirit Day. See website for complete schedule of events. • SU (10/13), 1pm - Group vocal intonation session. $10. • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - Self Energy Awareness Group. mountAin Zen prActice center • TUESDAYS, 7pm - Conscious Compassionate Awareness meditation and group discus-

sion guided by the teachings of Cheri Huber. First Tuesday orientation. Donations appreciated. Info: shAron sAlZBerg lecture • FR (10/11), 7:30-9:30pm Sharon Salzberg will present "Lovingkindness in the Face of Adversity" at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place. $25. Info: or 888-663-7770. spirituAl development 101 • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm Spiritual Development 101 will teach participants how to develop spiritual gifts. Held at the Dove's Nest. Free. Info and directions: 808-3879 or trAnsmission meditAtion • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30pm & SUNDAYS, 9am - Group meditation provides a dynamic service to the world and spiritual development. 16 Sunview Circle, Arden. Free. Info:, or 704-467-7649. We connect • SUNDAYS, 6:30pm - An open forum to discuss the meaning of life, God, Jesus, faith, etc. All are welcome. Info and location: 575-3231.

spoken & Written Word BAttery pArk Writing group (pd.) Mondays, 6:30pm, Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. This group meets to write together and then share in a supportive atmosphere. • Free! Lisa at 691-5472 or for more information. your life stories... (pd.) ...memoirs, biographies, histories deserve expert writing, editing, 1-1 guidance. Former Loyola professor, daily news editor, internationally published freelancer newly in WNC. • Dr Dolly Berthelot, drdollyb@gmail. com, (850) 375-4287. www. POETRy READING • FRIDAy OCTOBER 18 • FREE (pd.) Poet Maurice Manning will read from his work, Friday, October 18, 8pm, at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville. Maurice Manning’s first book of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (2001), was chosen by poet and judge

W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His subsequent books include Bucolics (2007), The Common Man (2010), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and The Gone and the Going Away (2013). Free and open to the public, Manning's reading commemorates the life of Rebecca Stallings (1951 - 2009).



Accent on Books 854 Merrimon Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 252-6255. • SA (10/12), 11am - Laurey Masterton will present her book The Fresh Honey Cookbook.

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Asheville city poets Info: • WE (10/9), 9pm - Open mic at Vanuatu Kava Bar. Musicians, poets, spoken word, jugglers, contortionists, etc. welcome. Held at 15 Eagle St. Hosted by Caleb Beissert. Free. • SU (10/13), 3pm - Open public reading with local poets. All are welcome to listen or read original works at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St. • WE (10/16), 9pm - Open mic at Vanuatu Kava Bar. Musicians, poets, spoken word, jugglers, contortionists, etc. welcome. Held at 15 Eagle St. Hosted by Caleb Beissert. Free. BlAck mountAin center for the Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • FY (10/11), Noon - Martha Jane Petersen will present her book Imaging My Inner Fire: Finding My Path to Creating Art. Bring a lunch. Free.


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Blue ridge Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 4566000. • SA (10/12), 3pm - Author event with Gretchen Griffith. • TU (10/15), 6pm - Author event with Mark Pinsky. BuncomBe county puBlic liBrAries liBrAry ABBreviAtions - all programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n Bm = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 2504756) n fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n le = Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, 250-6480) n pm = Pack Memorial Library

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(67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n ss = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 2506488) n sW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Wv = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n WA = West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road, 250-4750).

n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through (12/17) - Book loans for "Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction," a science fiction book discussion series, will be available. Discussions begin October 22 at 6pm and continue every other Tuesday. pm • TH (10/10), 1pm - Book Club: Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. fv • FR (10/11), 4pm - Teen Horror Movie Night will include a costume contest and screening of Night of the Living Dead. free. Wv • TU (10/15), 7pm - Lecture on the new N.C. voting regulations with Dr. Chris Cooper and Sarah Zambon. WA • TU (10/15), 2pm - Book Club: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. le • TU (10/15), 7pm - Book Club: The Informationist by Taylor Stevens. Bm • We (10/16), 5pm - Swannanoa Knitters. sW • We (10/16), 3pm - Learn to use the Buncombe County Register of Deeds website. Registration: pm • TH (10/17), 7pm - Book Club: Spook by Mary Roach. fv • TH (10/17), 2:30pm - Book Club: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. ss city lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • SA (10/12), 3pm - Victoria Casey McDonald will present her book Under the Light of Darkness. • TH (10/17), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet series will feature Kathy Nelson reading from her chapbook Cattails. events At the turchin center Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., Boone. Info: 262-3017 or • WE (10/9), 6:30-8:00pm - Noyes Capehart will present his book Devil’s Mark. henderson county heritAge museum Located in the Historic Courthouse on Main St., Hendersonville. Wed.Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free unless otherwise noted. Info: or 694-1619. • SA (10/12), 2pm - Nicholas Warr will present his book Charlie One Five.


intersections Book cluB • TU (10/15), 6:30pm - Intersections Book Club: Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Held at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square. Free. Info and registration: or 257-4530. JuliA nunnAlly duncAn • SA (10/12), 9am-12:15pm - Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell Arts Council Association's booth at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion. Info: or mAdison county puBlic liBrAry Located in downtown Marshall at 1335 N. Main St. Info: 649-3741 or • FR (10/18), 9am-5pm & SA (10/19), 9am-3pm - Book sale. Pre-sale open to Friends of the Madison County Library members on Thurs., Oct. 17 from noon-3pm. mAlAprop's Bookstore And cAfe 55 Haywood St. Info: malaprops. com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • TH (10/10), 7pm - Wenonah Hauter will present her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. • FR (10/11), 7pm - Mindi Meltz will present her book Lonely in the Heart of the World. • SA (10/12), 7pm - Laura Ann Garren will present her book The Chattooga River: A Natural and Cultural History. • SU (10/13), 3pm - Jeff High will present his novel More Things in Heaven and Earth. • TU (10/15), 7pm - Ask the Career Experts: Susan Grosoff-Feinblatt and Jane Falter will discuss the hidden job market. • WE (10/16), 7pm - John Milliken Thompson will present his novel Love and Lament. • TH (10/17), 7pm - Mark Pinsky will present his book Met Her on the Mountain. storytelling • FR (10/11), 3-5pm - Storytelling at the Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. Info: 216-3492. vicki lAne At cAnton Book cluB • TH (10/17), 3:30pm - Author Vicki Lane will be the featured guest at a meeting of the Canton Book Club. Open to the public. Refreshments served. 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Free. Info: 648-2924.

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sports Blue ridge rollergirls Asheville's all-female, flat-track roller derby league. Info: • SA (10/12), 3pm - The Blue Ridge Rollergirls will compete in a double header featuring The French Broads and The BRRG All-Stars. Held at the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $13 advance/$15 door/children 10 and under free. BuncomBe Adult dodgeBAll leAgue • Through TU (12/17) - Registration for Buncombe County's adult dodgeball league will be open through dec. 17. $40 per player. Info: jay.nelson@buncombecounty. org or 250-4269. coed dodgeBAll leAgue • MONDAYS through (12/9), 7-9pm - Coed Dodgeball League for ages 16 and up. Info: 669-2052 or collin. bugniazet@townofblackmountain. org. confident Bike commuter clAss • SA (10/12), 10am-1pm - Second Saturdays Cycling Class will present "Confident Commuter." $10/$5 ages 12-16. Info and registration: disk golf clAss • TUESDAYS through (10/29), 4:30-6pm - Disk golf class for ages 8 to 17 will be held at Waynesville Disc Golf Course, Vance Street, Waynesville. $30 for five classes/$24 members. Info: 456-2030 or recprogramspecialist@townofwaynesville. org. events At rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: or 687-0918. • TH (10/17), 6:30-8pm - Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics class will focus on brakes and drive train. Free. Registration required. Women's volleyBAll leAgue • TUESDAYS, 6-8:30pm Waynesville Parks and Rec will host a women's volleyball league, open to ages 16 and older. Held at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $4 per night/free for members. Info: or 456-2030.

theAter AnAm cArA vAriety shoW • FR (10/11) & SA (10/12), 8pm Anam Cara Theater Company will host a sideshow-themed variety show at 203 Haywood Road, featuring a cash bar with beer from Hi-Wire Brewing. $10. Info:

Asheville community theAtre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/13) - Annie Get Your Gun, a musical about Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Fri. and Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25/$22 seniors and students/$15 children. flAt rock plAyhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • Through SU (11/3) - The musical biography, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, will be performed at the Mainstage. $40. Info: montford pArk plAyers Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Donations accepted. Info: or 254-5146. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAY (10/10) until (10/27) - Othello. Performed at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Thurs.- Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15. Pay-whatyou-wish Oct. 10. theAter At uncA Performances take place in Lipinsky Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. • TH (10/10) through SU (10/13) Sorting Trash, by Dan Gordon, "a smart comedy that follows the life of Emily Barcus, a 30-something woman trying to cope with the woes of her messed up family." Performed at UNCA's Carol Belk Theater. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10/$8 faculty/$5 students. Info:

thriving children The Success Equation, under the umbrella of Children First/ Communities In Schools, unites the community to reduce the root causes of child poverty. These calendar listings feature community events and volunteer opportunities to help children thrive in Buncombe County. children first/cis • Children First/CIS seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm. Info: childrenfirstbc. org, or 768-2072. in reAl life After school progrAms • ONGOING, 3-6pm - The IRL After School Program seeks volunteers to build relationships with middle

schoolers while participating in diverse programming like academics, sports and the arts. Volunteers with special skills/interests matched to appropriate programs. Info: acsf. org, or 350-6270. plAy And leArn for preschoolers And pArents • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS until (10/31), 9am - An eight-week series of pre-literacy classes for parents, caregivers and children ages 3-5 from Buncombe County. Free. Info, location and registration: 350-2904 or marna.holland@asheville.k12.

volunteering AmericAn cAncer society • WEEKDAYS, 9am-1pm - The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to provide information to cancer patients and their families. Orientation and screening required. Info: (800) 227-2345. • The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatments in Buncombe County. Must have valid driver's license, car and insurance. Info: (800) 227-2345. Asheville city schools foundAtion • ONGOING - The Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks volunteers to tutor/mentor a student (K-12) in need of support. Volunteer opportunities available Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm. Info: 3506135. Asheville JeWish community center events The JCC is located at 236 Charlotte St., Asheville. Info: 253-0701. • JCC is seeking volunteers for their booth at Hardlox Festival. RSVP by Oct 13: Big Brothers Big sisters of Wnc Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from single-parent homes with adult mentors. Info: bbbswnc. org or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks persons to mentor one hour per week in schools and after-school sites. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from single-parent homes. Activities are free or low-cost, such as sports, local attractions, etc. Info session: oct. 9 and oct. 23 at noon. foster pArent orientAtion • 2nd MONDAYS through (11/4), 6pm - Training for foster care provided in a group setting or individually. 2 Compton Drive. Info: 713-5423 or

interfAith AssistAnce ministry • Interfaith Assistance Ministry offers emergency assistance to Henderson County residents in financial crisis. Four-hour volunteer shifts available as well as substitute opportunities. Info: or 697-7029. literAcy council of BuncomBe county Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: litcouncil. com, or 254-3442. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a second language. Tutors provide one on one or small group instruction in Buncombe County. No prior tutoring experience or foreign language skills required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training and ongoing support from certified professionals. memorycAre AdminstrAtive support volunteer • ONGOING - MemoryCare, a nonprofit dedicated to providing assessment, treatment and support for memory-impaired individuals and their families, seeks a volunteer administrative assistant 2-3 hours a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for general office duties. Info: ms service dAy • SA (10/12), 8am-3pm - Join teams of volunteers to complete household projects, such as yard work and cleaning, for those affected by the limitations of multiple sclerosis. Volunteers will receive breakfast and lunch. Group meets at the Reuter YWCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. Info: opportunity house • Opportunity House seeks volunteers for its thrift shop and front desk. Info: 692-0575. riverlink Info: 252-8474, ext. 11, volunteer@ or • WE (10/9), 10am - RiverLink volunteer orientation. RSVP: volunteer@ the rAthBun center • The Rathbun Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides free lodging for patients and their caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment, seeks volunteers to support and register guests. Weekend shifts: noon-3pm, 3-6pm and 6-9pm. Info: or 251-0595. cAlendAr deAdline The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WednesdAy, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365

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I-40, I-26 to close on Friday due to government shutdown Hikers and bicyASHEVILLE, MONDAY clists will still have — The government access to the intershutdown caused by a budget dispute states, according to officials, and are enin Washington will couraged to resurhave repercussions here in WNC, includface the interstates “if ing the closure of the they have time and/ or $100 million.” Folk Art Museum, I-40 drivers will be the Blue Ridge Parkrerouted through Hot way Visitors Center, Springs and Leicester and also the full closure of Interstate 40 The closure of I-40 and I-26 may Highway, while I-26 and Interstate 26 be- cause “slight delays,” according drivers will be take ginning this Friday to transportation experts. a detour through the BP parking lot on at approximately 5 Long Shoals Road. p.m. “If Obamacare passes, our children “We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience,” said U.S. Rep. will be bankrupted, which is why we Mark Meadows. “But nothing would are defunding education so they won’t be more inconvenient than affordable understand how hard their lives are behealthcare, and we won’t stand for it.” cause of this,” said Meadows.

Study: 60% of kids who smoke pot for first time die within 5 minutes ASHEVILLE, TUESDAY — An annual survey about the drug and alcohol use of middleand high-school-aged children in WNC indicates that nearly half of all high-school seniors have experimented with marijuana, but more than half of those who do die within the first five minutes of their first marijuana experience. “Sadly, these children do not know that for most of them, one ‘harmless’ toke will accelerate their heart rate to the point of coronary explosion,” said Dr. Steve Casino of Mission Hospital. “Sadder still, when they tell their stoner companions that their heart is beating too fast, their friends just laugh it off because they know the first-timer is about to die, and in their stoned state they find this funny and dismissible.” Another fatal effect for first-time marijuana users is xerostomia. While marijuana users for whom xerostomia is not

fatal act like it’s “no big deal,” more than 100,000 eighth-grade students die from the condition each year. Sadly, many die within mere feet of a faucet or other source of water, which is a little-known antidote for xerostomia. The results of this study have surprised adults and teens alike. “At first this study seemed wrong, but then I thought about it: A lot of my classmates have smoked pot, and more than half of them did die within three minutes,” said one anonymous Asheville High School student. The alarming numbers may be the reason many teenagers are turning away from the deadly weed and returning to a more tried-and-true alternative, tobacco. “Lots of people have died from drinking and driving,” said Dr. Casino, “but have you ever heard of someone dying from smoking cigarettes and driving?”

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• Consumers can’t sue N.C. food companies that produce or advertise food that leads to weight gain or health problems, but instead are encouraged to pull themselves up by their diabetic-shoe straps. • The “Commonsense Consumption Act” (AKA “The Fourth Chin Act”) forbids local governments from prohibiting the sale of large soft drinks and forbids dentists from using dice to replace those consumers’ sugarrotted teeth. • Criminal background checks and possible drug testing for food stamp recipients based on analysis of mid-afternoon and late-night jelly-donut consumption. • Harsher punishments for solicitation of prostitution but immunity from prosecution for minors charged with soliciting prostitution in the “First Time for Everything Act.” • Harsher punishments for human trafficking, especially when directly responsible for rush hour human traffic jams. • Higher fees for lobbyists, especially those lobbying for lower fees for lobbyists. • North Carolina concealed weapon permit holders will have more leeway to bring handguns into bars and restaurants in order to place handgun on table and spin it in order to determine which person at table is responsible for paying the tab. • Concealed weapon permit holders can also bring guns onto school and university property to settle ping-pong disputes in the student center or to add emphasis to teacher evaluations. • New consumer protections forbid the filming of N.C. residents when they receive bills from hospitals and doctors in order to cut down on hilarious-reactionvideos on YouTube. • Abortions based on baby’s gender are outlawed in order to guarantee there are enough cheerleaders for high school football programs. • Hospitals must provide billing statements “in language comprehensible to an ordinary layperson,” when asked to do so via request written in perfect Latin. • In order to register to vote, residents must prove familiarity with Rush Limbaugh’s rhetoric at least six months before any election.

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In a YouTube video, reported by the political website in August, well-known tea party activist Jerome Corsi elaborates on the biblical importance of childbearing and implores followers to “hold the line” on the principle that sex “is about the procreation of children.” “Sex is not about fun,” he says. “If you want to have fun, read a book; go to a movie.” Evidently, surgery is kinda Boring: A 36-year-old patient is suing California’s Torrance Memorial Medical Center, claiming that anesthesiologist Patrick Yang decorated her face with stickers while she was unconscious and that an aide took photos for laughs, later allegedly uploading them to Facebook. Dr. Yang and the aide were later disciplined but remained in good standing. Some hospitals (but not Torrance Memorial) prohibit cellphones in operating rooms.

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ing to assist and educate Zambian healthcare workers. The Trivettes share producing and editing credits in the project: Dylan handles the cinematography; Melanie records audio and acts as interviewer. “Before the trip I had little knowledge of what palliative care was,” Melanie admits. “During the 18 days filming, I witnessed American and Zambian physicians, nurses and caregivers administering to a patient’s physical, mental, social and spiritual needs. I

learned firsthand that compassion needs no translation.” The film tackles a subject many Americans avoid: the process of death, or, more accurately, end-oflife care. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness regardless of prognosis. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the patient and the family. The project was the first face-toface liaison between Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a nonprofit based in Flat Rock with 30 years experience, and Palliative Care Association of Zambia. The partnership began in 2011 through the Foundation for Hospices in SubSaharan Africa. Four Seasons reports that Zambia

has been hit hard with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, has the second-highest rate of cervical cancer in the world and that Zambian health workers lack training, education and access to medications. “It costs about $8000 to train one Zambian doctor,” Dylan says. The film premier will include a reception with wine, beer and appetizers, as well as a conversation with filmmakers and representatives from Four Seasons. All proceeds go toward training doctors and nurses in Zambia. “What was most amazing was how intelligent and compassionate the Zambians are,” Dylan says, “They’re not looking for a handout. They want to dictate their own fate, but they need training.” According to Four Seasons, Zambia has only 780 doctors compared to North Carolina, which has more than 22,300, despite being similar in population. “Each one of us is on a journey toward the end of our life,” Dylan observes. “What we do to support palliative care will eventually come back around to support us all.” X Terri Sherwood is an Asheville-based freelancer.


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Finding hope “I felt like I was this crappy person my whole life, and I was trying to punish myself by starving myself.” — kasEy cRamER ExpLains thE Roots of hER Eating disoRdER. shE says shE is now fuLLy REcovEREd.

The long road back from eating disorders For 16 years, kasey cramer hid her disease in plain sight. She skipped meals; she binged and purged. When she did want to eat, Cramer experienced such severe panic attacks that her throat would close up. By the time she sought professional help at an Arizona treatment center, a dietitian told Cramer that her body’s cells would have to relearn how to process food; her medical chart, Cramer reveals, showed that doctors expected her to die because the disease had gone on so long. But Cramer, one of seven panelists at the Sept. 26 “Voices of Hope: A Conversation About Eating Disorders” gathering, wasn’t ready to give up. “Recovery is possible; it is realistic,” she told the audience assembled in an upstairs conference room at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville. “Even as severe of a case as I was, it can be done.” Sponsored by T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, a local nonprofit, the annual event aims to raise awareness about these illnesses through testimonials from all sides of the experience: family members, individuals in recovery, and professionals who treat them. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from clinically significant eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating. “Everyone knows someone who’s suffering silently from an eating disorder,” dee dee jones, T.H.E.

Center’s board president, told the audience before the formal discussion began. “It is only through gathering information and listening to others that we can become aware of this and give them the courage to break their silence, come forward, seek help and, again, seek hope,” said Jones, a former Voices of Hope panelist. Questions fielded from audience members guided the nearly twohour panel discussion. One query scrawled on a note card asked what you should do if you suspect a friend has an eating disorder. carolyn mccarter wood, a social worker and licensed clinical addiction specialist, said that sometimes the hardest part can be trusting that intuition while approaching the subject with information and curiosity — not judgment. Having an eating disorder, she explained, is “not a choice; it’s not a lifestyle. And you can’t make a friend get help, but you can be very vulnerable in saying, ‘This is what I see, and I’m scared.’” Eating disorders are not about food, said jenn Burnell of Carolina House, a Durham, N.C.-based residential treatment center. Usually, the registered dietitian and nutrition therapist explained, they’re “triggered by some sort of underlying anxiety or depression.” That was the case for Cramer, who noted, “I had a hole inside, because I didn’t feel worthy. I felt like I was this crappy person my whole life, and I was trying to punish myself by starving myself.” Fellow panelist Lauren Leichte, who described herself as being in recovery from an eating disorder, said that learning to work through the emotions has been both the hardest and most rewarding part of her journey. “It’s usually an emotion, or something comes up that maybe triggers an emotion, and it’s allowing myself to feel that feeling, regardless of how


icky, how uncomfortable it may be,” she revealed, tearing up. “It’s about feeling it, and it’s about letting myself go to that place, whether it’s scared or really nervous or whatever it may be, and knowing I’m going to go through it. It’s not going to overtake me; it’s not going to kill me: I can handle it. Each time I’m able to face that, it’s not as big. It’s definitely worth it.” clarke Leichte, her husband of 13 years, wholeheartedly agrees. In the beginning, noted Clarke, he was so worried about his wife that he’d forget to take care of himself and, consequently, would find himself running out of steam during the prolonged and exhausting period when they were shuttling from specialist to specialist, trying to find the right treatment team. It’s imperative, he emphasized, for friends and family members to understand the illness their loved one has to face each day. “Think of your biggest fear, whether it’s heights or jumping out of an airplane or spiders, and think of having to deal with that six times a day, every day,” he said. “It’s not just food: It’s the whole package that goes along with that.”

And unlike some ailments, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment, no magic pill, for eating disorders. Equine therapy was what helped Cramer develop self-worth and the motivation to overcome her illness. But she and Clarke both stressed the central role of hope, whether it’s found within or gleaned from friends, family or medical professionals. “You can always have hope, but the hope can change for whatever’s fitting for you in the moment,” noted Cramer. “It can be the small little hope of ‘I’m not going to get anxious when I eat my snack,’ and then the hope gets bigger.” For Lauren, hope came during her last stay at a treatment center. “I was walking through a healing garden one day, and I came upon a stone that somebody had done,” she explained. “It said, ‘Sometimes you have to fight the battle more than once to win the war.’ To me, that’s what hope is: Day in, day out, whatever it may be, there’s that hope. It’s not just in a minute or a day; it’s over a period of time. Always keep going, regardless of how good or not so good you may think you’re doing.” X

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Adhd gloBAl AWAreness month • Through (10/31) - ADHD Center for Success will host a number of free and low-cost events in Asheville and Buncombe County in honor of ADHD Global Awareness Month. Info and schedule: AlZheimer's AssociAtion conference • TH (10/17), 8:45am-3:30pm - “A Journey in Dementia Care,” a regional caregiver education conference presented by the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Held at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden. $25 professionals/$10 caregivers. Info: 800-272-3900 or infonc@


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Asheville community yogA center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • WEDNESDAYS through (10/23), 6-7:30pm - "The Power of Mantra" four-week series. $40. • FRIDAYS through (10/25), 2-4pm - Happy Hips four-week series. $40. freedom from smoking • TUESDAYS through (10/22), 6:30pm - This sevenweek smoking cessation clinic was developed by the American Lung Association. Participants form a personal plan for quitting tobacco, quit together and continue to support each other while learning relapse prevention. Sponsored by Mission Hospital. Free. Info and registration: 213-5527 or living heAlthy With A chronic condition • TUESDAYS, 1pm - A six-week workshop for people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers will be held at Battery Park Apartments, 1 Battle Square. $30 suggested donation. Info and registration: 251-7438.

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opportunity house Blood tests • WEDNESDAYS, 8:30-10am - Opportunity House will offer blood profile laboratory testing at 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. $25. No appointment required. Info: or 692-0575. red cross Blood drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • FR (10/11), 10am-2:30pm - Carolina Day School, 1345 Hendersonville Road. Info: 274-1244, ext. 150. • TH (10/17), 2-6:30pm - Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler. Info: 667-3950. self-defense clAss • TH (10/10), 6-8pm - WCU will offer a self-defense class at the university’s Cordelia Camp Building. $25/$15 if participant brings a friend. Info: 2273066 or Wellness events At JuBilee! 46 Wall St. Info: or 252-5335. • TU (10/15), 7-9pm - ZUMBA Fitness Party. $5 donation. Women's heAlth expo • TH (10/10), 4-7pm - A Women's Health Expo to benefit the American Cancer Society and breast cancer awareness will include free health screenings, exercise demos, a kids' fun zone, wine tasting and food at Ladies Workout Express. A walk-n-rolla-thon and raffle will also be held to benefit the ACS. 802 Fairview Road. Free. Info: Women's heAlth screening • SA (10/12), 11am-3pm - Women's health screenings will be held at Asheville Sam's Club, 645 Patton Ave., and Hendersonville Sam's Club, 300 Highlands Square Drive. Free. Info: or yogA for veterAns • MONDAYS, 7-8pm - A yoga class for veterans and their families will be offered at Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, 239 S. Liberty St. All levels. Instructor: Ashley Poole. Free. Info: or 254-0380. yogA for veterAns • TUESDAYS, 4:30pm - A beginner class for veterans, appropriate for most fitness levels, is held weekly in the Charles George VA Medical Center cafeteria, 1100 Tunnel Road. Bring mat if possible. Free. Info:

support groups Adult children of Alcoholics & dysfunctionAl fAmilies ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 9898075. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. Al Anon meeting (lAmBdA) • FRIDAYS, 8pm - The Lambda (LGBT) group of Al-Anon, a gay-friendly support group for families and friends of alcoholics, holds weekly candlelight meetings at All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St. Info: Al-Anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: or 800-286-1326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. --- 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. • THURSDAYS, 6pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3020 Sweeten Creek Road. • THURSDAYS, 7pm - "Parents of Children with Alcoholism," West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. --- 7pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road, Flat Rock. --- 8pm Fletcher United Methodist Church, 50 Library St., Fletcher. • FRIDAYS, 12:30pm - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 5:30pm - "Family Matters," First United Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin. • SATURDAYS, 10am - "One Day at a Time," First Baptist Church, Buncombe and 5th avenues, Hendersonville. --- 10am - "Grace Fireside," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 10am "Saturday Serenity," St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St. --- noon - "Courage to Change," Bess Sprinkle Memorial Library, Weaverville. • SUNDAYS, 5pm - Al-Anon and Alateen, West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. • MONDAYS, noon - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte street. --- 6pm - "Attitude of Gratitude," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 7pm First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. --- 7:30pm - First United Methodist Church, Jackson and Church Streets, Sylva. --- 8pm - "Al-Anon Spoken Here," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road. • TUESDAYS, 4pm - Grace Church, 242 Highway 107 N., Cashiers. --- 5:30pm - "Steps to Recovery," Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road. --- 7pm - "One Day at a Time," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. --- 8pm Transylvania men's meeting, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St.

depression And BipolAr support AlliAnce: mAgnetic minds • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm & SATURDAYS, 4-6pm - Magnetic Minds provides self-help through weekly, peer-facilitated support meetings offering acceptance, info and techniques to manage challenges. Meets at 1316-C Parkwood Road, across from the West Asheville BB&T. Free. Info: or 367-7660. eAting disorders support group • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8pm - Support group for adults at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Led by licensed professionals. Free. Info: or 337-4685. fAmily eAting disorders support group • 1st & 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - A free support group for loved ones, parents and families seeking education and support for eating disorders. Held at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Info: or 337-4685. fAmily hope line • TUESDAYS, 2-5pm & THURSDAYS, 8-11pm - Family Hope Line offers compassionate listening, encouragement and help finding recovery resources for individuals and families experiencing mental health challenges and/or emotional distress. (855) 446-7348. Free. Info: fAmily mentAl heAlth support • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7pm - Mother Bear Family Dens offer free recovery education and support meetings to families, individuals and professionals working with mental health challenges. Held at 65 Hill St. Info: or 255-7890. grAsp: Asheville Autism support group • 2nd SATURDAYS, 3-5pm - "Join other adult Aspies at GRASP - Asheville Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership." Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. Must be 18 years or older and on the autism spectrum. Free. Info: or grief 101 • TH (10/10), 10:30am - An educational session with a brief introduction to the basics of the grief process. Held at Four Seasons Hospice, 373 Biltmore Ave. Free. Info and registration: 692-6178. hiv/Aids support group • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) hosts a free, confidential HIV/AIDS support group led by a trained facilitator. Info and location: 252-7489, ext. 328;; 252-7489; or nAmi support groups The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers three types of groups to support people living with mental health issues and their families, friends and loved ones. Free. Info: or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Dual Diagnosis Support Group. For individuals with MH/SA diagnoses. 3 Thurland Ave., off Biltmore Avenue. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 11am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Connection group for people with mental health issues. 356

Biltmore Ave., Suite 207. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Family/Caregiver group for people supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 315. nAr-Anon • Nar-Anon provides support to relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one. • TUESDAYS, 7pm - West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road; enter through back door. Info: • WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050. overeAters Anonymous A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 609-731-0808. recovering couples Anonymous • MONDAYS, 6:30pm & SATURDAYS, 10am Recovering Couples Anonymous, for couples with at least one member in a 12-step program. Held every other Monday at Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church, 375 Hendersonville Road, and every other Saturday at The Unity Church Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info and schedule: recovery from food Addiction • MONDAYS, noon & FRIDAYS, 7pm - A 10-step support group for those suffering from food addiction meets at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, second floor. Info: s-Anon • ONGOING - An anonymous 12-step program for those affected by another's sexual behavior. Four meetings available weekly in WNC. Days, times, locations and additional info: 258-5117. smArt recovery • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This peer support group is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.). Meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: or 407-0460. teen eAting disorder support group • 1st & 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - Teen eating disorder support group for ages 15-17. Led by licensed therapists at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Participants must currently be in therapy. Free. Info: or 337-4685. Wnc BrAin tumor support • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6:30-8pm - WNC Brain Tumor Support meets at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 691-2559. more Wellness events online Check out the Wellness Calendar online at for info on events happening after October 17.

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The Undervalued Whole Grain Did you know that popcorn counts as a whole grain? That’s right, those nice fluffy white kernels contain the bran, the germ and the endosperm so they are a whole grain. Three cups of popcorn count as 1 ounce equivalent of whole grains. If you buy popcorn kernels and pop them yourself you can control the fat and sodium and save lots of money over pre-packaged microwave packs. “Air-popped popcorn provides only 30 calories per cup. When oil-popped, it contains only 55 calories. Even drizzled lightly with butter, it’s only 90 to 120 calories per cup” (Source: Popcorn Board Try doing a search of popcorn recipes and you’ll come up with some great idea from the typical -popcorn balls and trail mix to the unusual - using popcorn as a breading for fish or chicken or making ice cream sandwiches using popcorn “cakes”. Then of course there are the flavors. Because popcorn doesn’t have a strong taste it is a versatile vehicle for sweet tastes like caramel and nut popcorn balls to savory flavors like truffle or bacon.

Here’s my easy Microwave “Air Popped” Popcorn Recipe 3 TBSP popcorn kernels, 1 brown paper lunch sack Put popcorn kernels in lunch sack. Roll/fold up the very end of lunch sack. Place in microwave and heat for approximately 2:45 on MEDIUM heat or until kernels are popped (not burnt). DO NOT put any oil or sprays inside bag before microwaving! Remove carefully and use in recipes or top with toppings.

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ASAP’s Farm Tour always brings out the crowds — and also the cameras. Shutterbugs from near and far descended upon Western North

Carolina’s family farms on Sept. 21 and 22. They brought with them an enthusiasm for local agriculture and a keen eye for what makes a good shot. Here are the winning photos from ASAP’s Farm Tour photo contest. Winners receive free coffee for an entire year from Appalachian Grown-partner restaurant Green Sage Coffeehouse & Café and a free pass to next year’s Farm Tour. X

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For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: or 236-1282. WednesdAys • 8am-noon - haywood historic farmers market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. • 8am-noon - Waynesville tailgate market, 171 Legion Drive. • 1-5pm - Asheville city market south, Biltmore Park Town Square, Town Square Boulevard. • 2-5pm - spruce pine farmers market, 297 Oak Ave. • 2-6pm - french Broad food co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. • 2-6pm - montford farmers market, 36 Montford Ave. • 2:30-6:30pm - Weaverville tailgate market, 60 Lakeshore Drive. • 3-6pm - opportunity house, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. thursdAys • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3-6pm - flat rock tailgate market, 2720 Greenville Highway. • 3:30-6:30pm - oakley farmers market, 607 Fairview Road. • 4-6:30pm - tryon tailgate market, McCowan St. • 4-6pm - Blowing rock farmers market, 132 Park Ave. • 4-8pm - evening harvest farmers market, Hayesville town square. fridAys • 3-6pm - east Asheville tailgate market, 945 Tunnel Road. • 3-6pm - opportunity house, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville.

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sAturdAys • 6am-noon - caldwell county farmers market, 120 Hospital Ave., N.E., Lenoir. • 8am-noon - north Asheville tailgate market, UNCA commuter lot C. • 8am-noon - haywood historic farmers market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. • 8am-noon - mills river farmers market, 5046 Boylston Highway. • 8am-noon - Waynesville tailgate market, 171 Legion Drive. • 8am-1pm - Asheville city market, 161 South Charlotte St. • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 8am-12:30pm - transylvania tailgate market, 190 E. Main St., Brevard. • 8:30am-12:30pm - yancey county farmers market, U.S. 19 East at S. Main Street, Burnsville. • 9am-noon - Black mountain tailgate market , 130 Montreat Road. • 9am-noon - Jackson county farmers market, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva. • 9am-noon - historic marion tailgate market,

Inc. West Henderson and Logan Streets. • 9am-1pm - madison county farmers and Artisans market, Mars Hill College, Highway 213 and Park Street. • 9am-2pm - leicester farmers market, 338 Leicester Highway. sundAys • noon-4pm - sundays on the island, Blanahasset Island, Marshall. tuesdAys • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3-6pm - historic marion tailgate market, West Henderson and Logan streets. • 3:30-6:30pm - West Asheville tailgate market, 718 Haywood Road. dAily • 8am-6pm - Wnc farmers market, 570 Brevard Road.

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South Asheville eats A journey to south Asheville hits tacos, wraps and dogs

By jonathon ammons

Sometimes the outskirts of Asheville remind you of a different city entirely. The quirky, independent and free-spirited vibe of the town seems to fade into a haze of strip malls and chain and big-box stores. When driving past the stretches of fast-food joints that seem to run the length of Hendersonville Road, how do you find local food? If you’re out and about, hiking in Brevard, running errands in Skyland, or trekking to the airport to pick up a friend, where should you eat? Here’s a sampling from south Asheville. don taco It’s 8 a.m. on a Saturday. I’m tired, slightly hung over and in desperate need of some new vinyl records to sooth this aching head. That’s how I landed at Smiley’s Flea Market. As soon as you step out of the car, you get a sense of the place: The aroma of seared meat drifts through the air. There’s a buzz of patrons bartering in Spanish, Korean, English, Portuguese — and at least a halfdozen more I’ve never heard before. Hundreds of men, women and children bargain for everything from used DVDs to ax handles. Bins overflow with tomatoes, peppers, fresh produce and berries that are completely foreign to me. But follow the smells to the back corner and you’ll find Don Taco. Years after opening, this mainstay of the market is still slapping down the goods. It’s early, so I’m the only one in the restaurant. But the hip-hop is cranked up, and my eyes are burning from the smell of the onions on the grill. I can already tell this is best idea I’ve had all morning. The


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menu is printed on a small sheet of paper on the front counter. Simple: tacos, tortas, the usual fare. I order my common test specimen, lengua (tongue) tacos. I sit near the counter so that I can see into the kitchen. While I wait, I watch the cook flatten dough with his palms and toss it onto the griddle. He is making the tortillas from scratch, by hand. Few taquerias in Asheville do this. When my tacos are served to me, the tortillas are still warm. They’re doughy and have just the right pillow-like structure to balance the bite of fresh onions, cilantro and tender meat. And talk about fresh, the onions even still make my eyes water a bit. The cilantro has snap. Maybe I’m crazy for eating tacos in a dive joint at a flea market at 8 a.m., but as I watch the seats begin to fill up with Spanish-speaking patrons, I realize I’m in exactly the right place.

thE sunny sidE: Blue Sky Café’s menu is kid-friendly, unpretentious and filling. Photos by Max Cooper

BLuE sky café This one comes out of left field for me. My friend Jen and I are running errands further south of Asheville when hunger pangs kick in. I remember that in high school, my girlfriend loved Blue Sky Cafe’s infamous sweet-potato fries with honey drizzle, but it has been years since I went there. Blue Sky takes its kitsch seriously — blues, oranges and Myrtle Beach-style patterns smother the walls and furniture; plastic-bead curtains clank in the air conditioning.

After settling into my brightly colored table, I ask the enthusiastic and exceedingly well-mannered young waiter what they are known for, because the menu is like picking up a novel: It lists 130 items on the standard portion alone (yes, I counted). My first thought was that it might be easier to finish Moby Dick than decide on a lunch order. The waiter suggests, “Mostly our chicken wraps! But I like it all!” Unfortunately, while I acknowledge the health factor, to me, a wrap is a sandwich without the bread — the good stuff. I’d rather eat a salad. But I take the waiter at his word and order the Tuscan chicken wrap. When I bite into the tender and perfectly seasoned meat, smothered in melted provolone, I get it. The pesto, roasted red peppers and spinach are traditional and pleasant fare. I devour it. One minute it is there, and the next … it is not. Jen orders

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a basic egg, bacon, spinach and tomato sandwich. The ingredients are fresh; the egg is well prepared. All is well. What strikes me about Blue Sky Cafe is not just how unpretentious it is, but how good it is. I could come here in sweat pants and T-shirt and devour some excellent fried chicken without feeling like I was being judged. The staff is warm and friendly, the beer is cold and the food is healthy, quick and substantial. It all says, “Welcome to the neighborhood! Hungry?” cELEBRity’s hot dogs Wednesday near Biltmore Park, my old friend Sam (being much more well-versed on the culinary landscape of the south Asheville regions than I) steers me toward Celebrity’s Hot Dogs. “They’re one of the few places in town that steam their buns, which is controversial with a lot of people,” he explains. “But to me, that’s the best, because its something you just can’t do at home.” Celebrity’s, owned by the former NASCAR driver Robert Pressley, offers very affordable fare and comes totally decked out in kitsch memorabilia from a career that

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spanned more than 500 races. Oldschool country music in the background adds to the atmosphere. Did I mention the dogs are great too? The big controversy with the steamed bun is the texture. Many feel that it is too mushy, and unless the skin of the dog crunches, it can be a little off-putting. To me though, the steamed bun takes on a dumpling-like quality that highlights the dog and doesn’t keep the focus on the bread. I order enough to feed a small family. I’m particular about being able to taste the dog itself, so I start with a kraut rendition (sauerkraut and mustard), which is simple, standard and exactly what I want. The chili cheese dog is just what it sounds like — a ton of flavors and delicious, complete with a house-made chili. I wrap it up with the all-the-way dog (chili, onion, slaw and mustard). But it’s too much for me. The fries come crinkled, a style that I have quite an affection for, and they suit Celebrity’s lack of vanity. Besides, they’re better with chili and cheese. I see a lot of Celebrity’s dogs in my not-too-distant future. What local food joints do you favor in south Asheville? Let us know at X

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Hot wings Haywood Lounge brings homestyle flavors to West Asheville “West Asheville is really poppin’,” says Hosea Jackson, owner of the Haywood Lounge Bar & Grill. “I’ve seen it change a lot, especially over the past five years.” An Asheville native, Jackson grew up in the Burton Street neighborhood and has watched the area evolve. Jackson has been running businesses at 590 Haywood Road since 2000. Initially he operated an automobile rim shop, then a beauty salon-and-supply store, and most recently, the Haywood Lounge. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans make up 6.5 percent of the population in Buncombe County, but own just 1.7 percent of the businesses in the county. The Haywood Lounge is one of them. With its understated façade and its bar tucked in the back of the building, “A lot of people don’t know what’s going on in here,” Jackson acknowledges. “Maybe because we need more signage. They may know about the wings because of our neon ‘wings’ sign, but they don’t know it’s a full bar.” Open six days a week, the Haywood Lounge operates as a private club with full ABC permits, and membership is required to order alcohol. A membership can be acquired for a nominal fee on the first visit. Rather than following Asheville’s craft-cocktail trend, the Lounge offers solid mixed drinks at very affordable prices. While you won’t find a long menu of fancy concoctions at the Haywood Lounge, Jackson suggests asking for the “Now & Later.” “You sip it now, and feel it later,” he says, laughing. In addition to the bar, the Haywood Lounge offers a food menu that includes wings, burgers, pork chops, chicken tenders, grilled chicken breast and Nathan’s all-beef hot dogs. Sides include fries, corn nuggets, okra, onion rings and green beans. Wings, served with house-made ranch dressing, celery, fries and a roll, are by far the Lounge’s most popular item. “We keep them tasting


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wings in nEon: The Haywood Lounge has fostered a growing take-out service for hot wings in West Asheville, but it also has a full pub menu. Photo by Max Cooper

right every time,” says Jackson. “I make wings exactly how folks want them.” He has created his own sauces — variations on popular recipes, including barbecue, lemon pepper, hot, mild, teriyaki and sweet-and-spicy. Of all these flavors, the lemonpepper ones “are our signature wings,” Jackson says. He and his brother, Percival Ligon, do all of the cooking. The flavorful wings have inspired loyal, repeat customers who send their friends to the Haywood Lounge. “Word of mouth has been keeping this business going,” says Jackson. While you have to be a member to dine in, there’s no such requirement for take out. The kitchen opens at 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday. It stays open until midnight Mondays through Wednesdays, and until 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, providing a late-night food option. A musician himself, Jackson hosts DJs on a regular basis in the evenings, with a focus on hip-

hop. “I definitely love music,“ he explains. “Having a venue gives me the opportunity to expose my music to the community, and to give other people the opportunity to play their music.“ Jackson opened the club in part because he “wanted to have a place where people can come and network, and to listen underground artists.” In addition to DJs, the Haywood Lounge occasionally hosts events with live bands. The next such event will be on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. As with any good Halloween party, there will be drink specials and a costume contest. Despite the growth that has happened around him in West Asheville, Jackson says, “Most of my customers come from outside of West Asheville. The African American community gives me a lot of support because I know a lot of people.” But he suggests a “little more support” from his local neighbors. Says Jackson, “I’m the only club they haven’t tried.” If you do try it, expect a relaxed atmosphere and a smile. As Jackson puts it, “We welcome everyone.” X


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Small bites got goat miLk? Seminars on how to make different kinds of goat cheese — including old-fashioned clabber cheese (made without rennet or cultures) and mozzarella — will be among a wide range of classes offered in the upcoming American Dairy Goat Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. The event will be hosted by the Piedmont Dairy Goat Association Saturday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. Thrown into the mix will be soap-making classes, youth programming, tours of local creameries and contests for everything from goat-related art to the best goat-milk food and beauty products. A highlight for goat-cheese lovers will be the Thursday, Oct. 17, Products Reception, which will feature samples of the amateur and commercial cheeses entered into the convention’s cheese competitions, says event organizer Christine Owen of Spinning Spider Creamery in Marshall. The event culminates with a Champagne Brunch and Spotlight Sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, where 17 handpicked dairy goats from the best herds in the nation will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Mind you, these are not your ordinary backyard nannies and billies. According to Piedmont Dairy Goat Association representative Renee Garcia, goats at past Spotlight Sales have fetched as much as $17,000. All classes and events at the convention are open to the public. Advance tickets are required for the Product Reception and the Champagne Brunch. For class schedules and updates, registration and event ticket information, visit Information is also available at 779-1055. anothER twist on tEmpEh The same crew of tempeh enthusiasts who put on last fall’s

a staR is BoRn: Hosted in Asheville, the American Dairy Goat Association’s annual meeting includes a Saturday, Oct. 17, auction. Photo courtesy of Renée Garcia

Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge have decided to run for the border. Based on the popularity of the vegetarian sandwich competition, organizers have invited 10 local restaurants to go head to head in the Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Asheville Music Hall. Guests at the ticketed event will be able to sample tacos made by Neo Burrito, Rosetta’s Kitchen, Westville Pub, One Stop Deli, Trailhead, Local Taco, Over Easy Cafe, Thirsty Monk, Native Kitchen and Green Sage, all made from tempeh donated by Smiling Hara Tempeh. Highland Ales and Buchi Kombucha will donate the drinks and performances by Musica Folklorico de La Capilla de Santa Maria, a group of musicians from the La Capilla de Santa Maria Latino congregation in Hendersonville, and Unitard promise to keep things lively. Judges for the competition include Jeff Miller, owner of Luella’s Barbecue and champion of last year’s Tempeh Reuben Challenge, along with Chris Reedy of Blue Ridge Food Ventures, Bob Bowles of the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, Becky Upham of MANNA FoodBank, Stephen Smith of Asheville Green

Opportunities and Carol Motsinger of the Asheville Citizen-Times. “We’ll have some folks who will go for the more traditional taco, and we’ll have some who will be experimenting with shape and style as well as ingredients,” says event organizer J. Clarkson. He notes that participating chefs will be able to use Smiling Hara’s regular soy tempeh as well as its black-eyed pea variety. The competition is a fundraiser for MANNA FoodBank. According to event promoters, every dollar raised from the competition will allow MANNA to provide three meals for local people in need. The Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge takes place 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Asheville Music Hall. Tickets are $15 and are available at or Facebook. com/EpicTempehTacoChallenge. X

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Five-minute apple cider Venturing into the orchard and filling baskets with fresh apples has been an Orris tradition since before we were married. One of our first dates involved crisp apples, hot doughnuts and the intoxicating bite of cold apple cider. After this year’s trip to the orchard, we looked at the bushels of apples hogging the counter space in our kitchen and decided: This is the year we make our own cider. Hours of research ensued. Could we figure this out without buying a cider press? Is it even possible to capture that complex flavor at home? After much experimentation and some very messy countertops, we found a method that requires no special equipment and is ready in mere minutes. Some might consider it blasphemy. There’s no need to turn on the stove and there are no spices or sugar involved. Four servings of this chilled, refreshing beverage is ready in just about five minutes. Simply core the apples and put them in a blender. Then press the pulp (including the skins) through a cheesecloth, collect the juice and your cider is basically done. Put it in the fridge for

a couple of hours to cool it down and drink it chilled. Or heat it up with mulling spices, just as you would with a jug of cold cider from the orchard. Now for the question of which apples make the best cider. The key is finding the balance between tart and sweet. For this batch we used a combination Mutsu, Golden Delicious and Ambrosia. The ratio of 2 sweet apples to 1 tart apple seems to work best. The oxidation of the crushed apples gives the drink its rich brown color, so don’t worry about green versus red skins. Most of our region’s U-pick apple orchards are open through midOctober, so now is the time to take a drive, fill up a bushel basket and make the sweetest, freshest cider your kitchen has ever seen. ingREdiEnts: 1 bushel apples (mixed sweet and tart) EquipmEnt: Blender Bowl Strainer Cheese cloth

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yiELd: 1-2 gallons Wash apples. Core and rough chop enough apples to fill the blender. Puree the apples in blender. You maybe want to start on chop and switch to puree as the pieces get smaller. Place strainer over a large bowl. Line strainer with cheese cloth. Pour apple puree into strainer and let sit for a minute to let the initial juice strain out. Gather the corners of the cheese cloth together. Lift above the strainer and

twist the top to create a ball of apple puree inside the the cheese cloth. Squeeze or press against the strainer to extract the remaining juice. Once you open the cheese cloth, the apple puree should be fairly dry and pulpy. Refrigerate for an hour and then gently pour cider into a re-sealable container for storage. There is often some white sediment at the bottom of the original container that you want to avoid. Note that this recipe is not pasteurized. It is one of the simplest forms of nonalcoholic cider — basically just raw, homemade apple juice that has not been filtered. To kill the bacteria in fresh cider, heat to at least 160 degrees. Cider keeps in the refrigerator for two weeks, whether it’s been heated or not. X


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Big Ivy Heritage Festival shares a taste of the past The Big Ivy Historic Society will offer a day-long trip back in time and a great opportunity for a free food adventure with its Fourth Annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, in Barnardsville. Visitors will have a chance to see traditional craft and blacksmith demonstrations and sample everything from homemade preserves and apple butter to less mainstream fare, such as vinegar pie and bear stew cooked over an open fire. A highlight of the event will be the processing of sorghum into molasses, according to festival coordinator Denny Dillingham. Big Ivy Historic Society members and local residents grow the sorghum on land in the community and harvest it when it ripens each fall. Using a mule and grindstone, volunteers will crush the sorghum to extract the juice, then boil it for more than six hours over an open fire to turn it into molasses. Visitors will be able to watch the process and taste the freshly made molasses for free. The molasses will also be sold for $10 a quart, and cookbooks by local author Melinda Stuart that feature sorghum recipes will be for sale. Dillingham says the purpose of the event, which typically draws up to 1,500 people each year, is to keep the history of their small, rural community alive for the younger generation. “We like to do this due to the heritage of our community.” explains Dillingham. “We want young folks to know a little bit about what transpired in those days.” The festival grounds, located on the site of a former U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps camp from the 1930s, boast a restored 1890s one-room schoolhouse and a preCivil War cabin, which will be open to guests. A storyteller, local craft

Engaging hands and hearts since 1925. Come enjoy making crafts and good friends on 300 natural, scenic acres in western North Carolina. thRough thE miLL: A volunteer at last year’s Big Ivy Heritage Festival feeds stalks of sorghum into a mill to to express the clear juice. The juice is cooked down for hours until it turns into the familiar amber-colored molasses.

vendors, carriage rides, musket and cannon demonstrations, live performances of old-time mountain music and tours up the Little Snow Ball Mountain Fire Tower will also be part of the fun. The site has picnic tables and a creek for wading too. The festival takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Big Ivy Historical Park and Community Center, 540 Dillingham Road, two miles southeast of Barnardsville. Admission and parking are free. X

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Thirsty Monk opens in Biltmore Park The pub’s success leads to the debut of the biggest Monk yet

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When the original Thirsty Monk opened in 2008, it was in the basement of 92 Patton Ave. downtown. As it became known as one of the nation’s best beer bars, it took over the ground floor. In 2010, a Monk popped up south of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Gerber Village. Just two weeks ago, Monk opened the top floor of 92 Patton — there’s now a bar on every floor. And things are only moving faster from here on out. If all goes according to plan, by the end of the year Thirsty Monk will double in size by adding Biltmore Park and Reynolds Village locations. If that kind of growth sounds impressive, it is. Not many places rapidly expand during a recession. What makes the feat even more notable is the size and scale of the new projects. When Thirsty Monk’s Biltmore Park spot opens in the next few days, it will cover more than 2,000 square feet, with a capacity to hold about 150 patrons — as much as all three floors of the downtown Monk put together. But there’s more: The south location will have both an

About that back room: It wasn’t ready at press time, but Publican Dylan Mandeville described it this way: “If you go to the back of the main room during the day, you’ll just see a hallway and bookshelves … but around 4 or 5 p.m., one of the bookshelves will slide open and there will be a speakeasy-style bar.” The beer list will be another thing borrowed from downtown. Forty-eight taps will flow with a mix of Belgian and American craft beers. And the small outdoor porch from downtown will get a major upgrade. “We’re doing the Biltmore outdoor area with big tables like a beer garden,” says Mandeville. “And we’re extending the bar outside, so when the weather’s nice, you won’t even have to go inside to order.” The brewery component, on the other hand, will remind folks more of the one-barrel system at the Gerber Village Thirsty Monk. While the plan was to move the entire brewing operation to Biltmore, the realities of commercial renovation mean that the brewery will, in fact, be split between the two locations. Tanks will be at both for fermentation and aging, but a larger fourbarrel brewhouse will be installed in Gerber Village. “It was a chal-

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be a pub.” So the atmosphere will always be casual, the signature dish will be fish and chips, and almost every other menu item uses beer in some way (like chili that features New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk stout). To spearhead the massive expansion to the menu, a new chef has been brought in: Lisa Payne, a former head chef at Sunny Point Café. In addition to the food, she’s already putting a twist on the nonalcoholic beverages, with plans for a hopped lemonade and fresh barley tea.

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kEEp it pouRing: By the end of the year Thirsty Monk will double in size by adding Biltmore Park and Reynolds Village locations. photo by Max Cooper

lenge to get the Biltmore Park space up to code for everything we wanted to do,” says Mandeville. “We had to make the decision between having a full kitchen [with a hood] or the full brewery down there, and we chose the kitchen.” food fit foR BEER That the food vs. beer decision swung in the direction of food will surprise even the biggest devotees of downtown’s Thirsty Monk, where the food options have always been modest. But it’s clear that the whole team is excited about stepping up the menu. “We’ll be doing big plates, small plates, desserts. … You’ll be able to do a four-course meal if you want to,” says Mandeville. “But we do not want to be a restaurant. We want to

Of course, Thirsty Monk still remembers where it came from. With a larger brewhouse, head brewer Norm Penn will be brewing more beer than ever and sending it to all Monk locations. Collaboration brews with Wicked Weed and Natty Greene’s will be on tap at opening, and more exciting projects will be right around the corner. While the grand-opening beer list is certain to be grand, Mandeville already has other events on the docket worth noting. Bell’s, a local favorite, will do a tap takeover in October. Anderson Valley has its own event on the books for December. But the biggest star on the horizon is “40 and a Firkin,” an event with Stone Brewing in December. It will be the largest tap takeover by Stone outside of San Diego, and owner Greg Koch will be one of the half-dozen Stone employees making the trip to Asheville. Mandeville says, “It’s been a lot of hard work, but we’re going to enjoy being Thirsty Monk for a while when this place opens.” A taps-only opening starts this coming weekend; the kitchen will open the following week. Check or Thirsty Monk’s Facebook page for updates. X

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magic woRds Just because there’s a princess, a witch and a guy called Dragon doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a fairy tale. Especially in the case of Lonely in the Heart of the World, a new novel by Mindi Meltz. “It’s being called fantasy, but I actually didn’t think of it as fantasy when I wrote it,” says Meltz. “I think of myself as writing literary fiction. I know it’s got a lot of magic in it and it’s set in this surreal dreamscape, but the primary purpose of it isn’t to escape into another world.” For the princess, who is given the name Lonely by the wind, the primary purpose is to escape into the real world. Or, at least, to get away from the tower where she’s always lived, safe from harm or human connection. So, early in the book, Lonely leaves her tower and begins to search for the mysterious someone who she believes she’s meant to find. Meanwhile, half-human Dragon leaves the garden where, for nearly all of his life, he’s been sheltered by a group of goddesses. The novel recalls a journey that Meltz took herself. “Ten years ago, I was looking for my soul mate,” she admits. “I had this idea of a princess getting tired of waiting in a tower and coming down and going off to look for a prince.” She adds, “That’s why I think fairy tales and myths are cool. They can help us make meaning out of our lives.” Surprisingly, Meltz says she’s not well-read in fairy tales. Her first novella, which remains unpublished,


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was based on the myth of the selkies, or seal-people, from Icelandic, Irish and Scottish folklore. But what really fascinates her is dreams, especially the interpretation and symbolism of those nocturnal visions. That type of mysticism is palpable throughout the novel. At more than 800 pages, Lonely is more of an epic than a story. Meltz’s writing process was a saga, too. A decade passed between the initial idea and the completed manuscript. The author says she spent a couple of years dedicated to getting the tale on the page. “When I get into a story, I really want to be there,” says Meltz. “I kind of fall in love with it.” What proved challenging was not reaching the 800-page mark so much as finding a publisher willing to take on such a project. Meltz discovered Asheville-based independent press Logosophia Books, under the helm of Stephen Crimi. Crimi’s wife, Krys, provided calligraphy and illuminated letters for Lonely, and local artist Brian Mashburn created cover art. “Even though it’s a small

Big idEas, smaLL pRint: This week sees the launch of two local works — Mindi Meltz’s fantasyfiction novel Lonely in the Heart of the World and the double-feature poetry and prose collection Far from the Centers of Ambition with Ted Pope’s Varve.

press, it’s cool to work with people who are wise and kindred spirits,” says Meltz. Mindi Meltz reads and signs Lonely in the Heart of the World at Malaprop’s on Friday, Oct. 11. 7 p.m. “thE nExt stEp in EvoLution wiLL BE dEsignEd anyway” Most books contain a story, and Ted Pope’s Varve is no exception. In fact, many stories are contained in his prose, poetry and drawings. But there’s the equally compelling story of how the book came about.

Pope took part in Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 2008 “Spirit of Black Mountain College,” a celebration of the progressive liberal arts school, which operated between 1933 and 1957 at what is now Camp Rockmont. When artists from that event were asked by Davidson, N.C.based Lorimer Press to submit work for a literary collection, Pope sent in some of his journals. Editor Leslie Rindoks got in touch to see if one piece, “The Mystery of the Amygdala,” had been previously published. She recounts Pope’s response in the intro to Varve: “I don’t even know if this Amygdala thing has been written. Did I write it? Is it about a Caveman Brain? Seriously ... sorry, I don’t remember anything I write ... if it were not in my handwriting or in my computer, I wouldn’t believe half the shit I do.” Varve, Pope’s collected writing, is a companion to Confluence, which includes work by a number of poets, writers, artists and essayists

associated with Black Mountain College and the ’08 Lenoir-Rhyne observance of the school’s 75th anniversary. The two-volume set, Far from the Centers of Ambition, will be launched this week. Though Pope seems slightly embarrassed about having his own book as part of the deal, he does like the way it came out. Most of his collected works appear in their hand-written, ripped-from-the-pages-of-hisjournal form. Many pages contain sketches of aliens, trees, faces and flying saucers. Some pages were part of Pope’s ’08 Lenoir-Rhyne installation, “The Black Mountains of Mars.” “i used to think people would make / themselves into indestructible machines. / but now i think biology will surpass it. the / next step in evolution will be / designed anyway,” he writes. The poet’s work is powerful on the page and even more so when performed live, though he downplays that, too: “It’s not like I’d do a writing exercise and then go

somewhere and inflict that on someone,” Pope says. “I try to take me out of it. If I had a bunch of poems that wanted to be read, I’d go read them.” It’s an attitude to which literary vanguards like Black Mountain College alum Michael Rumaker (one of the artists to whom Pope dedicates Varve) might relate. Pope was introduced to Black Mountain College by his wife, who gave him a book on the school. “I’m almost glad for my ignorance, because I’m not influenced by much,” he says. But these days, “I definitely feel embraced by that community.” Ted Pope gives a poetry performance on Friday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., as part of Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center’s ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft + Design conference. A book launch and reading (free and open to the public) for Far From the Centers of Ambition takes place at 7:45 p.m. Events are held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. X


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Harrell. He explains that the typical experience of touring with theater companies involves bouncing between major cities. For him, this is “a way to celebrate the rural, and celebrate small-town life and culture.” Hailing from the eastern North Carolina town of Burgaw, the two Harrell brothers hatched this idea because they wanted to return to their home state. “We found ourselves having less and less to do with N.C. and always having to go elsewhere for work.” Harrell says that in most theater

companies, “If you can perform for larger audiences, you do.” But there are drawbacks. “The bigger the houses that you perform in, the more high-tech the equipment, and the more expensive the gadgetry. We’re aimed at something different. How small of a place can we perform?” Harrell says, “It’s nice to perform for a large crowd, but there’s also something really intimate and rewarding about bringing a small show to a small group of people.” There is something other worldly, even anachronistic about what the group is doing. Last year’s show dazzled with magic: the luminescent stage lights paired with live music, storytelling, theatrical drama and shadow puppets. A new segment for this year’s performance is an interpretation of the French folk tale The Clown of God. Originally built for an audience of two, it was scaled up for a larger turnout. There’s also a silent film paired with an original soundtrack performed live, a humorous bit that addresses fracking and a murdermystery as seen from the knees down. With live music throughout the show, the musicians set an eclectic tone they cheekily refer to as an “Appalachianbalkan-brass-klezmer-dixielandstring ensemble.” When asked how they incorporate modern technology into a stylistically low-tech endeavor, Harrell jokingly acknowledges that, yes, they still use cellphones. “There certainly is a contrast, and that contrast is what we’re trying to promote. It’s not that we’re refuting the usefulness of any of those tools, but that we’re calling them into question. “Performing in this way and traveling in this way is certainly a steep learning curve for us,” says Harrell. “Traffic is a huge concern when going 2.5 miles an hour on the road and when the average vehicle is going between 50 and 70. It’s not only dangerous, but very upsetting to a lot of motorized vehicle drivers.” The group encounters a range of human reactions on the road

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— some scornful, some delightful. Harrell continues, “You also get your incredibly generous people who can’t believe that you’re doing what you’re doing. They invite you in and make you scratch biscuits and hot cocoa, and then ask you to spend the night. It’s a real mix, but mostly it’s really rewarding. ... It’s incredible, generous people who are excited about what we’re doing.” Traveling by horse and wagon is as much a part of the performance as the show. When a caravan rolls into town, it’s certainly a show-stopper. Harrell explains that a full day of

travel for his troupe is 15 miles, so they attempt to perform at just about every other stop. Harrell would like people to come to the show closest to them, preferably by foot, bike or, erm, horse. “While it’s nice to have people drive to come see us, we hope that maybe if we’re not coming close to you, that you don’t come,” explains Harrell. “Maybe you make your own horse-pulled theater and perform it in your own town.” Harrell sums up his viewpoint succinctly: “Art should be seen locally.” X

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With more than 50 published novels and hundreds of short stories to his name, author Stephen King is obviously prolific. He’s also proven to be quite versatile, taking the jump into musical theater with Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, playing at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the idea of a libretto from the author of Pet Sematary and Carrie is a curious possibility, don’t think he’s going it alone. The production features music by John Mellencamp and music direction by T Bone Burnett. It should come as no surprise that the end result of this unusual mix of talents is something far from what most come to expect from musicals. There are no showtunes. The play has already yielded an album of recordings featuring Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow and Neko Case. Instead, Ghost Brothers “is absolutely its own animal,” explains director Susan V. Booth. “It’s not a Broadway musical. It’s not a rock concert. We like to call it a mash-up of a ghost story, a live radio play and an old-time traveling medicine show. Think of it as a musicalized amusement park ride.” Booth says that the work’s disparate creators drew her to Ghost Brothers. She directed the original production of the musical at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in 2012. “The combination of these three — particularly on a ghost story — was just too good to pass up. What’s cool, though, is how perfectly each of their signature styles shines through on the finished work.” She adds, “I grew up listening to John’s music and reading Steve’s books. John’s music always felt like the gritty side of Americana — these perfect and perfectly sad little stories that wormed their way into your brain on the back of great tunes. And Steve creates a whole cosmic world for you, and then tells you his story. He essentially disarms you of all your preconceived

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notions of how the world works.” Ghost Brothers’ creation has been a decade in the making. Mellencamp conceived the skeletal structure of the plot and King added the meat, or, more aptly, the guts. The story itself revolves around the deaths of the McCandless brothers in Mississippi in 1967, and the family patriarch, Joe, attempting to redeem his family decades later. Booth, who’s a fan of Southern writers like Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers and Harper Lee, points out that Ghost Brothers very much fits within the Southern gothic tradition. “This is killer music and gothic writing in service of telling an audience the kind of stories we all grew up hearing around campfires and on sleepovers — the kind of stories our big brothers told us in order to scare the snot out of us,” says Booth. “And I love that this production relies completely on actors and music to do that.”


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As far as the cast goes, Ghost Brothers is led by Bruce Greenwood as Joe McCandless, and Emily Skinner as Joe’s wife, Monique. (Skinner is a veteran of Broadway productions such as Jekyll & Hyde, Billy Elliot and The Full Monty.) Greenwood, who’s best known for playing Captain Christopher Pike in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, is surprisingly versatile according to Booth. “[He’s] obscenely talented,” she points out. “Yes, [a] fantastic actor with this great body of film and television work. But then he turns out to be this smoky, bluesy, killer musician as well. Seriously. It’s unfair.” X



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Black Mountain Bauhaus Black Mountain College is known best as an innovative, experimental liberal arts institution that attracted such luminaries as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham and Willem de Kooning, among others. Craft and design are not on that short list, but the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center intends to strengthen the craft connection with its current exhibition, “Shaping Craft & Design,” and the fifth-annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, to be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Each year, BMC+AC’s conference and corresponding exhibition work in tandem to invite and propel discourse on artists and concepts cultivated at the college, which operated between 1933 and 1957. This year focuses on BMC’s impact on studio craft and design and the often-void middle ground between them and fine art. “People know and like to talk about the painting legacy at Black Mountain College,” Katie Lee Koven, the exhibition’s curator, tells Xpress. You don’t have be entrenched in art history to recognize the names Rauschenberg and de Kooning and Josef Albers — their names and artwork fall within the canon of midcentury American behemoths. “But there was a craft and design legacy too,” she says. Defining that legacy is the backbone of Lee Koven’s exhibition and the goal of the conference, which includes a weekend-long itinerary of topical and esoteric lectures, panels and film that outline BMC’s national and international reach in the studio crafts movement (and the influence of WNC institutes like Penland School of Crafts on the college). The exhibition, much like the conference’s lineup, features a smattering of works and media representing both traditional craft and fine art. Ceramic works by Robert Turner, Peter Voulkas, David Weinrib and Karen Karnes rest near furniture by A. Lawrence Kocher and Mim Sihvonen and textiles by Anni Albers


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and a handful of students and understudies. Etchings and prints by Josef Albers and Jack Tworkov and sculptures by Kenneth Snelson and R. Buckminster Fuller span the wouldbe no-man’s-land between functional and traditional “aesthetic” works, that is, non-utilitarian pieces. In between the craft and fine-art works rests a wooden loom and a few dozen bits of period ephemera such as classroom photographs, architectural drawings, letters and notebooks, which contribute to the historical aspects of time and artistto-artist communication. The sheer quantity of works and accessories should have the appeal of a survey show. But that’s not the case here. Rather, it’s a web, a visual assemblage of shared materials and techniques that represent the artists’ relationships and the school’s immersive, yet freeform educational model. The collection spotlights artistic similarities while exposing individuals’ creative and stylistic deviations from their predecessors. “It’s about showing those creative pursuits and exploring work made by craft artists who were challenging barriers between art, craft and design,” says Lee Koven. She attributes BMC’s attention to materials and design to the school’s shared educational vision, the breadth of their arts offerings and a deep connection with the Bauhaus school in Germany. That connection came from two artists and faculty members in particular: Josef and Anni Albers. The Alberses joined the BMC faculty in the fall of 1933 after fleeing

By dEsign: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center intends to strengthen the craft connection with its current exhibition, “Shaping Craft & Design,” featuring both traditional craft and fine art. Pictured: Josef Albers, Formula Articulation, Portfolio I, Folder 17, 1972. Courtesy of BMC+AC

Nazi-controlled Germany. Anni taught weaving. Josef taught design and painting courses and headed up the art department for the duration of his BMC tenure (1933-1949). Both arrived from the just-closed Bauhaus school, which Anni attended and where Josef was first a student, then a teacher. “Josef had a preoccupation with materials, a respect for them that relates to that same preoccupation that craft artists have,” Lee Koven says. That respect for materials came from his Bauhaus background. At Bauhaus he worked with stained glass and furniture before he began teaching foundational, crafts-based design courses. The baseline philosophy of both modern architecture and the Bauhaus school, which the Alberses promoted at BMC, was that an object’s form follows its function. And so his courses bound together craft’s functionality and reverence for materials with fine art’s design orientation. BMC, which also combined John Dewey’s student-driven education-

by Kyle Sherard

ReVIEWING conference explores the crafts connection

al philosophies, had only two required courses: one on Plato and one on foundational concepts taught by Albers. The latter covered design and materials that, according to Lee Koven, “placed an emphasis on the overlap of practices by designers, artists and craftspeople.” Put another way, the lines were intentionally blurred to keep the curriculum heavily intertwined, yet open-ended. After fulfilling the required courses, students could branch out into their own fields of study. “Craft flourished in the democratic community,” says Alice Sebrell, BMC+AC’s program director. The variety of resources and ability for ample student input became natural surrogates to craft’s inclusive and materials-driven nature. “They might not have separated craft from Art — with a capital A,” she says, “but it was all part of the total experience.” Albers emphasized the means to the end, rather than the result. “It’s about experimental process, not about the end product,” says Lee Koven. “As an experimental liberal arts college, that makes complete sense. They were learning concepts that they would take with them forever.” “Shaping Craft & Design” is on view through Jan. 4, 2014. For tickets and more information on ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft & Design, visit X


by Julia Ritchey

Local Lamb


A festival to tie-dye for New jam band event highlights local favorites


2:30 - 4pm Local Honey 4:21 - 6pm Wyndy Trail Travelers 7 - 9:45pm Josh Phillips 11:15 - 2:30am Phuncle Sam 3am - till Vertigo Jazz Project

SIDE STAGE 6 - 7pm Sky Walkers 9:45 - 11:15pm Free Radio


10 - 10:45am Mustard Biscuit 11 - 12:15pm Jaimee Tomas & Forrest Smith 1:30 - 2:45pm Devils In Disguise 3 - 4:15pm Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils 5:15 - 7pm Jarvis Jenkins Band 8 - 10:30pm Ralph Roddenbery & The Jones 11 - 2am Phuncle Sam Super Jam!

SIDE STAGE 12:15 - 1:15pm Stevie Lee Combs 4:15 - 5:15pm Andrew Usher Band 7 - 8pm Pond Brothers Trio feat. Woody Wood

Longtime local Grateful Dead cover band Phuncle Sam celebrates 10 years together in March of next year. What better way to mark this approaching milestone than to headline a new jamband festival bearing its name? Phuncle Fest will feature more than 20 musical performances by area bands, 15 of which are from Asheville. The festival takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, at the Deerfields retreat in Mills River. It will also have a kid’s zone with face painting, hula hooping, a drum clinic and musical workshop. Local food from HomeGrown, Heritage BBQ and Green River Picklers will be on site. And what would an outdoor festival be without some multicolored duds? A BYOT-shirt tie-dye station will equip attendees with the proper jam-band, fullspectrum camouflage. Xpress talked with Phuncle Sam lead guitarist and original member, Bill Evans, about his decade of playing Dead songs and the upcoming festival. Xpress: what made you want to start a cover band? Bill Evans: Our first bass player put an ad in Mountain Xpress about 10 years ago. And he mentioned the kind of music we play, and it was really kind of amazing because every single person who responded fit. The first week was the keyboard player, then the second week there was me. ... It just happened so smoothly, it was kind of cosmic, actually. At this point, we have two of the original members.

there’s a lot of generations who seem to be connected with the music. ... It’s a very family-oriented genre. I don’t know if there is any other type of music that has such a big community that has evolved around it. I think it reflects the community in general. There are people all over the globe who love the Dead. do you ever get tired of playing dead covers? One thing that puts the Grateful Dead music apart from, say, covering The Beatles, is it has a lot of jazz aspects. A lot of their songs have vehicles for a lot of improv. So you can always be creative and always be different. That’s why we really enjoy it, because it’s always different. It allows us to explore, in a lot of ways, like jazz. Generally, the structures of the songs will have places where people can just use their own ideas and go on an adventure, so to speak. how does it feel to be headlining a festival that partially bears your name? Oh, it’s great! It’s something we’ve been procrastinating about or talking about for a long, long time. And Kendall [Huntley], who’s a friend, just took it upon himself to do it. ... We’re hoping it could become a regular thing because we have a lot of local people playing. We’re hoping it could become a local festival that is successful and continues. For tickets or more information, visit X


Come enjoy a truly magical outdoor “farm to fork” dinner at our very own farm, Salsa’s Farm 44, brought to you by Modesto. Featuring a South American lamb-themed dinner to include six courses and wine pairings. Dinner will start with a traditional Pisco Sour, followed by: • Lamb Tartar with Smoked

Goat Cheese on Crostini • Lamb and Vegetable Consommé • Mixed Green Salad with Lambchetta • Luganega Paella • Traditional Wood Fired Lamb “Gaucho Style” • Dessert

Thursday, October 17th at 6pm. Reservations are available through Modesto. $120/person; gratuity not included. (828) 225-4133

in the current lineup, you mentioned it’s cross-generational? A couple of months ago, we were at practice, we were talking about someone’s birthday or something, and we just suddenly figured out that we had one person in their 20s, one in their 30s, two in their 40s, one in their 50s, and I’m 61. what does that say about the music of the grateful dead? It reflects our audience a lot in that

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LGBT Couples Retreat

by Steph Guinan


A whole lot of crockery

oct 26, 9am-4:30pm

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church

Annual Spruce Pine Potters Market features local wares

801 Charlotte Hwy

Fairview, NC

North Carolina’s pottery tradition stems from the very makeup of its geography: lots of clay. While the clay-laden soil may be a challenge for gardeners, it also provides a rich supply of artistic material. The use of local clay has been part of our history for a long time, with pottery shards dating back to 1000 B.C. Now, very few potters still dig their own clay, but nonetheless, a strong community of clay artists lives on this section of clay earth. Mitchell and Yancey county potters are as plentiful as they are successful. Collectives such as Potters on the Roan and Spruce Pine Potters Market unite artists who live and work in these areas. They provide platforms to keep the regional traditions of clay strong. Notably, Spruce Pine Potters Market is a destination event where regional potters sell their wares in the Cross Street Building in downtown Spruce Pine. The show hosts approximately 30 potters in a range of forms and styles. Attracting collec-

Abiding Savior will be hosting an LGBT Couples Retreat on Saturday, Oct 26, 9:00am4:30pm. This one day retreat offers a time apart for LGBT couples to work on their communication skills and meet other couples who value spirituality as an important part of their relationship. There will be time for worship, relationship building, Bible study, and fellowship.

what: Spruce Pine Potters Market whERE: Cross Street Commerce Building, 31 Cross St., Spruce Pine

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whEn: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

tors, tourists and curious browsers, the pottery ranges from functional to sculptural to subtle to bold. Although the artists must be from nearby regions, there are select ceramic crafters from outside the

cLaymation: Browsers and shoppers at the Spruce Pine Potters Market, which highlights works by potters primarily from Mitchell and Yancey counties. Photo by Richard Kennedy

two counties that are invited to participate. This year, Asheville potter Karen Newgard is one of the guest participants. Newgard makes functional decorative work using the process of sgraffito to create striking surface designs. “I love all the work done by the potters exhibiting in the show, so when I was asked to be a visiting artist, I jumped at the chance,” says Newgard. “Not only to be surrounded by such great pots, but to have a weekend of conversations with people who are interested in pottery.” Jeannine Marchand of Spruce Pine uses clay to create elegant sculptural forms that reference the folds and shapes of silken fabric. She is invested in the material and explores its versatility. “I’ve had clay in my life since I was 7 years old, and everything I

make, or have made, has been created because of an ongoing dialogue with the material,” says Marchand. Courtney Martin, exhibiting artist from Bakersville, makes functional dinnerware with bold motifs. “Handmade pottery is a pleasure to use,” she says. “Eating off of something handmade and beautiful is as important to me as the food itself.” Chefs and foodies would probably agree that the presentation and plating of the food is just as integral to the dining experience. The joint efforts of artists in the pottery community have sustained the region’s presence as a destination for earthenware. Martin shares, “I find a lot of value in being part of such a strong and supportive community — there’s real camaraderie between potters. And if I run out of a material, I can always call a neighbor — like asking for a cup of sugar!” X




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by Alli Marshall

Luzius Stone Here’s a show that’s been a looooong time in the making: Luzius Stone (the music project of WNC-based artist Justin Miles) finally performs songs from his new album Electric Dream. Miles spent a year in Regensburg, Germany, working with producer Nicholas Balachandram of Elephantom Studio before returning to Asheville to complete this record (an EP that evolved into a full-length debut) at Echo Mountain. Miles sites influences like Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck and Wu-Tang Clan; but songs like the the edgy neo-power rocker “Go” and electropop noir track “Past Life” nod to dark post-punk and bright worldbeat grooves. While the album is not yet available, Luzius Stone fans can get an early listen at The Odditorium on Sunday, Oct. 13. 9 p.m. $5. Photo by Shaina Lowney

Angel Olsen and Jaye Bartell New West Asheville listening room The Mothlight throws open its doors this Saturday! OK, the venue actually holds its inaugural show on Friday, Oct. 11, with singer/songwriter Richard Buckner. But the grand opening is Saturday, Oct. 12, with two artists who are pushing their individual envelopes. Angel Olsen, who came through Asheville in the past with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, recently released her sophomore album, Half Way Home, on local label Bathetic Records. Former Xpress editor Jaye Bartell shares the bill, bringing his ambient, guitar-driven cantos to the mix. The local poet and singer/songwriter is releasing his Headway Recordings album, Loyalty, at the show. Think Velvet Underground meets Emily Dickinson. His backing band is Emily Easterly on drums and J Seger on bass. 8 p.m. $10. Photo of Olsen by Sabrina Rush, photo of Bartell by Aaron Goldstein

Sandra Bernhard Comedian, singer, actor and author Sandra Bernhard has spent most of the last 40 years answering interview questions about women’s rights, gay rights, politics, fashion, pop culture and her friendship with Madonna. So what could Xpress possibly ask the woman behind I Love Being Me, Don’t You? and the first openly-gay TV character? Turns out, Bernhard never answers a question the same way (read a full Q&A with her at And she has plenty to talk about when it comes to her new show, Sandyland, featuring stand-up, cabaret and a live band with local musicians. Sandyland comes to Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 12. 8 p.m. $40/$45. Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Fiesta Latina What better way to revel in Hispanic Heritage month than with a full-on fiesta? Fiesta Latina celebrates its 16th year as the largest and oldest celebration of Latin American culture in the region. The day-long fête, held at at Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park, has everything from dance and art to folk music and food. Performers include Swing Original Monks from Ecuador (pictured), Juan Benavides Group and Grupo Fantasia. Charlotte-based dance company El Alma de La Luna takes the stage along with traditional Mexican and Aztec dance troupes Cielito Lindo and Tlaxochimaco, among others. Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-8 p.m. Free. Info at 704-779-4500.

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WednesdAy, oct. 9

metrosphere Turn up Thursdays (reggae, dancehall), 10pm

5 WAlnut Wine BAr Jon Corbin (jazz), 5pm Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm

millroom Micki book signing, 6pm

AltAmont BreWing compAny Anya Hinkle & Stig Stigletts ("song-grass"), 8pm

odditorium Virgin Lung w/ Holy Holy Vine, Local Art, Lower Cases & Capitals (punk), 9pm

BArley's tAproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

olive or tWist Old-school swing & salsa lessons, 7pm Mike Filippone Band (dance), 8pm

BlAck mountAin Ale house Bluegrass jam, 9pm

one stop deli & BAr Thomas Wynn & the Believers (Southern rock, blues) w/ Mama's Love, 10pm

Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Open mic, 7pm cluB hAirsprAy Requests w/ DJ Ace of Spade, 8pm

orAnge peel MarchFourth Marching Band w/ Ganstagrass, 9pm

cork & keg Irish jam session, 7pm

pAck's tAvern Scott Raines (acoustic rock), 9pm

emerAld lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm

pisgAh BreWing compAny Captain Midnight Band (rock), 8pm

grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Climate Ground Zero benefit feat. Franklin's Kite, 7pm

purple onion cAfe Nikki Talley (Southern rock, blues), 7:30pm root BAr no. 1 Keith Kenny (rock, blues), 9:30pm

isis restAurAnt And music hAll Live music on the patio, 6pm Vinyl night, 9pm

scAndAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

JAck of the Wood puB Old-time jam, 5pm

southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery Nitrograss (bluegrass), 7pm

lexington Ave BreWery (lAB) Reasonably Priced Babies (improv comedy), 8:30pm

tAllgAry's cAntinA Live music, 8:30pm

loBster trAp Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, electronics), 7pm

the phoenix Moon Shine Babies (folk, rock), 7:30pm

metrosphere Open mic, 9pm odditorium "American Horror Story" viewing party & karaoke, 9pm olive or tWist East Coast swing lessons, 7pm one stop deli & BAr Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6:30pm Aqueous (rock, jam) w/ Nomadic, 10pm

timo's house Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm

gREEn with Envy: Colleen Green’s self-described “stoner pop” is fuzzy, bouncy and melodically irressitible (whether you’re a stoner or not), drawing on influences as disparate as minimalist punk and ‘60s girl groups. But Green’s style doesn’t require you to know any of that. Her lighthearted musings are about as straightforward as one is likely to find in modern indie rock. Green visits Asheville for a show at The Odditorium on Saturday, Oct. 12, with experimental rock duo Albert Adams.

orAnge peel Shuggie Otis (R&B, jazz, rock, funk) w/ John Murry, 9pm pisgAh BreWing compAny Shampoo Duo (Delta blues), 6pm sly grog lounge Open mic, 7pm strAightAWAy cAfe Circus Mutt (world, roots, rock), 6pm

To qualify for a free listing, a venue must be predominately dedicated to the performing arts. Bookstores and cafés with regular open mics and musical events are also allowed / To limit confusion, events must be submitted by the venue owner or a representative of that venue / Events must be submitted in written form by e-mail (, fax, snail mail or hand-delivered to the Clubland Editor Dane Smith at 2 Wall St., Room 209, Asheville, NC 28801. Events submitted to other staff members are not assured of inclusion in Clubland / Clubs must hold at least TWO events per week to qualify for listing space. Any venue that is inactive in Clubland for one month will be removed / The Clubland Editor reserves the right to edit or exclude events or venues / Deadline is by noon on Monday for that Wednesday’s publication. This is a firm deadline.


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Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Mark Bumgarner (Southern Americana), 7pm

the phoenix Jazz night, 8pm

ByWAter Game night, 8pm

the sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm

cluB hAirsprAy Karaoke, 8pm

timo's house Blues night, 9pm

cluB remix Reggae dance night, 9pm

trAilheAd restAurAnt And BAr Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

cork & keg Vollie McKenzie (eclectic covers), 5:30pm

tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues Wednesday night jazz w/ Micah Thomas, Patric Lopez & James Simmons, 8:30pm

creekside tAphouse Open mic, 8pm

vincenZo's Bistro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm

douBle croWn International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

toWn pump Marcus Hogan (singer-songwriter), 9pm toy BoAt community Art spAce Rural Academy Horse Drawn Theater w/ Hearts Gone South (honky-tonk), 8pm trAilheAd restAurAnt And BAr Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm vincenZo's Bistro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm WAter'n hole Karaoke, 10pm White horse The Source benefit feat. BJ Leiderman, Richard Shulman, Marina Ray & more, 7:30pm yAcht cluB Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm ZumA coffee Bluegrass jam w/ Bobby Hicks, 7pm

fridAy, oct. 11 5 WAlnut Wine BAr Lyric (funk, pop, R&B), 10pm

yAcht cluB Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm

emerAld lounge Stereospread (electronic) w/ I Am Fenwick, Poet Radio, Julie Slonecki, 9pm

ZumA coffee Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas, 6pm

french BroAd BreWery tAsting room Bryan White (jazz, funk), 6pm

AltAmont BreWing compAny Northside Gentlemen w/ Dizzy Chicken (bluegrass), 8:30pm

grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Yarn (Americana) w/ Seven Handle Circus, 9pm

AltAmont theAter Vienna Teng (vocal), 8pm

isis restAurAnt And music hAll Comedy benefit for Xander feat. Mo Alexander, 9pm

Asheville music hAll ill.GATES (electronic) w/ Thump & BassClef, 10pm

JAck of heArts puB Old-time jam, 7pm

Asheville music school performAnce loft Faculty jazz concert feat. Gary Bradley, Patrick Lopez, M.J. Stevens, Amy Rae & more, 7 & 8pm

thursdAy, oct. 10 5 WAlnut Wine BAr The Big Nasty (ragtime jazz), 8-10pm AltAmont BreWing compAny Bradley Carter (singer-songwriter), 8:30pm Asheville music hAll Prophet Massive (dubstep, electronic), 10pm

JAck of the Wood puB Bluegrass jam, 7pm

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White horse Storytelling & songs w/ Bob Hinkle, 8pm

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grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Holy Ghost Tent Revival (folk rock, dixieland, ragtime) w/ Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, 9pm

monte vistA hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm nAtive kitchen & sociAl puB Paco Shipp (singer-songwriter), 7:30pm


Thur 10/10

THE ASHEVILLE COMEDY BENEFIT FOR XANDER w/ Headliner Mo Alexander 9pm • $15/$20

Fri 10/11 TOWN MOUNTAIN 9pm • $10/$12 Thur 10/17 SCOTT MILLER & RAYNA GELLERT 8pm • $10/$12 fri 10/18 JIM ARRENDELL AND THE CHEAP SUITS DANCE PARTY 9pm • $5

Sat 10/19 WHAM BAM BOWIE BAND DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE 10pm • $8/$10 Thur 10/24 MIRGO FISHTRAP w/ The Get Right Band 9pm • $8/$10

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ByWAter Mande Foly (West African folk), 9pm clAssic Wineseller Eve Haslam & Satin Steel Jazz, 7pm cluB hAirsprAy DJ Brian Sparxxx, 8pm cork & keg The Shiver Show (country), 7pm Old-time jam, 8pm douBle croWn Saturday shakedown, 9pm emerAld lounge Libra Hip-Hop Masquerade feat. Deadstock Clique, Alpha Lee, Hard Knox, Martin Snoddy & more, 9pm

odditorium Fundraiser for Lilly, 9pm

french BroAd BreWery tAsting room Tina & Her Pony (Americana), 6pm

olive or tWist 3 Cool Cats (vintage rock, swing), 8:30pm

green room cAfe Elise Pratt & Mike Holstien (jazz), 6:30pm

one stop deli & BAr Donnie Dies (prog rock, funk), 10pm

highlAnd BreWing compAny Just Jazz (high school band benefit), 6pm

pAck's tAvern DJ Moto (dance, pop, hits), 9pm

isis restAurAnt And music hAll The Maverick & the Maven (blues, rock) w/ Al "Coffee" McDaniel & Peggy Ratusz, 9pm

pisgAh BreWing compAny Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet (jazz, fusion), 9pm root BAr no. 1 Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 9:30pm scAndAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery Aaron Burdett Band (Americana), 8pm strAightAWAy cAfe Rain or Shine Good Time String Band, 6pm

JAck of heArts puB Skunk Ruckus ("hillbilly gutrock"), 9pm JAck of the Wood puB The Shook Twins (indie folk, pop) w/ The Moon & You, 9pm lexington Ave BreWery (lAB) Larry Mitchell Band (rock) w/ Elijah Hooker Band, 9:30pm loBster trAp Chuck Beattie Band (jazz), 7pm

tAllgAry's cAntinA Overhead (rock), 9:30pm

millroom XAVL Pre-party feat. Bombassic, In Plain Sight, Razor & Blade & DLX, 10pm

the mothlight Richard Buckner (singer-songwriter) w/ Goner, 8pm

o.henry's/tug Blackout party, 10pm

the phoenix Brushfire Stankgrass (progressive bluegrass), 9pm the sociAl Awaken the Dream, 9:30pm timo's house In Plain Sight (house), 9pm toWn pump Space Capone (funk), 9pm

tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues


BlAck mountAin Ale house CrackerJack (rockabilly, soul), 9pm

o.henry's/tug DJ Pepito (Latin), 10pm

toy BoAt community Art spAce Square dance w/ The Spring Chickens, 8pm


AthenA's cluB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Boiler room Larry "Poofolk" Williams w/ Doug Dew, Fist Fam & more (hip-hop), 9pm

millroom Costume party w/ Harry Darnell & Deafrent, 10pm

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AltAmont theAter Willy Porter (guitar), 8pm

isis restAurAnt And music hAll Town Mountain (bluegrass), 9pm

loBster trAp Mark Bumgarner (Southern Americana), 7pm


5 WAlnut Wine BAr Hot Point Trio (jazz), 10pm

Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Andy Ferrell (singer-songwriter), 7pm

JAck of the Wood puB Folk Soul Revival (roots) w/ Red Honey, 9pm


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highlAnd BreWing compAny The Archrivals (fusion), 6pm

JAck of heArts puB Steelin' Time, 9pm


vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm

cluB eleven on grove Salsa night, 10pm

green room cAfe Jeff Michels (Americana), 6:30pm

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Outside Suburbia, 7pm The Nightcrawlers (blues, soul), 10pm

odditorium Albert Adams (experimental, rock) w/ Colleen Green, White Fang & The Memories, 9pm one stop deli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am Up Until Now (electronic) & more, 10pm orAnge peel Slice of Life (comedy open mic) anniversary part feat. Kelly Rowe, Taylor Rogers, Charlie Grey & more, 8:30pm pAck's tAvern Lyric (funk, pop, soul), 9pm pisgAh BreWing compAny Spiritual Rez (reggae, ska) w/ Common

cLuB diREctoRy Foundation, 9pm purple onion cAfe Joseph Hasty & Centerpiece (jazz), 8pm root BAr no. 1 Darlyne Cain (rock, acoustic), 9:30pm scAndAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am smokey's After dArk Karaoke, 10pm southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery Pleasure Chest (blues, rock, soul), 8pm strAightAWAy cAfe Hope Griffin (folk), 6pm tAllgAry's cAntinA Chatterbox (rock), 9:30pm the mothlight Angel Olsen (indie rock, folk) w/ Jaye Bartell, 8pm the phoenix XO the Babnd (jazz, fusion, R&B), 9pm the sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm timo's house Samuel Paradise B-day w/ Ghost De Mp & DJ Whistleblower (EDM), 9pm toWn pump Jeff Thompson Trio, 9pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues Carolina Rex (blues, funk, R&B), 10pm vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm Westville puB Brandon Reeves (country, Western), 10pm White horse Paddy Keenan (Irish), 8pm

sundAy, oct. 13 5 WAlnut Wine BAr The Get Right Band (blues, funk), 7pm AltAmont BreWing compAny HelpMate benefit, 3-7pm ApothecAry Holy Holy Vine (new folk) w/ Time & Temperature & Hospital Call, 8:30pm BlAck mountAin Ale house Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots), 7pm cluB hAirsprAy DJ Ra Mac, 8pm cork & keg Open mic, 2-6pm douBle croWn Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm emerAld lounge Lindi Ortega (country, rock) w/ Brett Detar, 9pm grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Jen Foster, Michelle Malone & Patrice Pike (rock, pop, R&B, country), 8pm grove pArk inn greAt hAll Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon isis restAurAnt And music hAll Upstairs: Bill Gerhardt's Trio, 6pm Main stage: Battle of the Jazz Bands, 8pm JAck of the Wood puB Irish session, 3pm loBster trAp Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm monte vistA hotel Daniel Keller (jazz guitar), 11am odditorium Luzius Stone (electronic, rock), 9pm

185 king stREEt 877-1850 5 waLnut winE BaR 253-2593 aLtamont BREwing company 575-2400 thE aLtamont thEatRE 348-5327 apothEcaRy (919) 609-3944 aqua cafE & BaR 505-2081 aRcadE 258-1400 ashEviLLE civic cEntER & thomas woLfE auditoRium 259-5544 ashEviLLE music haLL 255-7777 athEna’s cLuB 252-2456 BaRLEy’s tap Room 255-0504 BLack mountain aLE housE 669-9090 BLuE mountain pizza 658-8777 BoiLER Room 505-1612 BRoadway’s 285-0400 thE BywatER 232-6967 coRk and kEg 254-6453 cLuB haiRspRay 258-2027 cLuB REmix 258-2027 cREEksidE taphousE 575-2880 adam daLton distiLLERy 367-6401 diana woRtham thEatER 257-4530 diRty south LoungE 251-1777 douBLE cRown 575-9060 ELEvEn on gRovE 505-1612 EmERaLd LoungE 232- 4372 fiREstoRm cafE 255-8115 fREnch BRoad BREwERy tasting Room 277-0222 good stuff 649-9711 gREEn Room cafE 692-6335 gREy EagLE music haLL & tavERn 232-5800 gRovE housE thE gRovE paRk inn (ELainE’s piano BaR/ gREat haLL) 252-2711 hangaR LoungE 684-1213 haRRah’s chERokEE 497-7777 highLand BREwing company 299-3370 isis music haLL 575-2737 jack of hEaRts puB 645-2700 jack of thE wood 252-5445 LExington avEnuE BREwERy 252-0212 thE LoBstER tRap 350-0505 mEtRoshERE 258-2027 miLLRoom 555-1212 montE vista hotEL 669-8870 nativE kitchEn & sociaL puB (581-0480) odditoRium 505-8388 onEfiftyonE 239-0239 onE stop BaR dELi & BaR 255-7777 o.hEnRy’s/tug 254-1891 thE oRangE pEEL 225-5851 oskaR BLuEs BREwERy 883-2337 pack’s tavERn 225-6944 thE phoEnix 333-4465 pisgah BREwing co. 669-0190 puLp 225-5851 puRpLE onion cafE 749-1179 REd stag gRiLL at thE gRand BohEmian hotEL 505-2949 Root BaR no.1 299-7597 scandaLs nightcLuB 252-2838 scuLLy’s 251-8880 sLy gRog LoungE 255-8858 smokEy’s aftER daRk 253-2155 thE sociaL 298-8780 southERn appaLacian BREwERy 684-1235 static agE REcoRds 254-3232 stRaightaway cafE 669-8856 taLLgaRy’s cantina 232-0809

Wed. oct 9

Reasonably PRiced babies

imPRov sketch comedy backstage • 8:30PM • $7 SAt. oct 12

laRRy mitchell band w/ elijah hookeR band

backstage • 9:30PM • $5 Fri. oct 18

old noRth state

w/ the Genuine, Rookie of the yeaR backstage • 9:30PM • $6 SAt. oct 26

mountain oasis festival featuRinG fRee Radio w/ secRet b sides backstage • 10:00PM • $10

octoBER 9 - octoBER 15, 2013




DOWNTOWN ON THE PARK Eclectic Menu • Over 30 Taps • Patio • 13 TV’s Sports Room • 110” Projector • Event Space Shuffleboard • Darts • Open 7 Days 11am - Late Night


THU. 10/10

Scott Raines (acoustic rock)

FRI. 10/11

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(dance, pop hits) olive or tWist Latin/swing fusion night, 8pm

SAT. 10/12

one stop deli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am


(funk, pop, soul)

the sociAl '80s vinyl night, 8pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues Barnaroo festival, 6pm

5 WAlnut Wine BAr Hank West & the Smokin Hots (hot jazz), 8pm ByWAter Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm emerAld lounge Vinyl night w/ DJ Ra Mak, 9pm JAck of heArts puB Singer-songwriter showcase, 6:30pm loBster trAp Tim Marsh (electric guitar), 7pm odditorium Cry Baby (rock) w/ Ouroboros Boys, Dharmamine & American Sharks, 9pm oskAr Blues BreWery Old-time jam, 6-8pm sly grog lounge Trivia night, 7pm the phoenix Mike Sweet ('60s & '70s covers), 8pm tiger mountAin thirst pArlour Honky-tonk (classic country & rockabilly) w/ DJ Lorruh, David Wayne Gay & Brody Douglas Hunt, 10pm

87 Patton Ave., Asheville


octoBER 9 - octoBER 15, 2013

Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm cluB eleven on grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance, 8:30pm cluB hAirsprAy Trivia night, 8pm cluB remix DJ party w/ open requests, 9pm cork & keg Tom Pittman (honky-tonk), 5:30pm

JAck of the Wood puB Valorie Miller, Dylan Jane & Ten Cent Poetry (singer-songwriters), 7pm Tina & Her Pony (Americana) w/ The Dupont Brothers, 9pm loBster trAp Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm mArket plAce The Rat Alley Cats (jazz), 7-10pm odditorium Comedy open mic w/ Tom Peters, 9pm orAnge peel Rusko feat. Tonn Piper (dubstep, electronic) w/ Roni Size & Dynamite MC, 9pm the phoenix Dave Desmelik Duo (Americana), 8pm timo's house Open mic variety show, 9pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues DJ Audio, 9pm vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm Westville puB Blues jam, 10pm White horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm

WednesdAy, oct. 16 5 WAlnut Wine BAr Michael John Jazz, 5pm Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm AltAmont BreWing compAny Hip Shot (jazz), 8pm Asheville music hAll DJ Vadim & Nico Luminous, 10pm BArley's tAproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

timo's house Open jam, 9pm

BlAck mountAin Ale house Bluegrass jam, 9pm

tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues Karaoke w/ DJ Bruce, 10pm

Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Open mic, 7pm

vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm

cluB hAirsprAy Requests w/ DJ Ace of Spade, 8pm

WAter'n hole Open mic, 9pm Westville puB Trivia night, 8pm

Mon – Thur 4pm – 2am Fri – Sun 12pm – 2am

Asheville music hAll Funk jam, 11pm

isis restAurAnt And music hAll Bluegrass sessions, 9pm

mondAy, oct. 14


AltAmont BreWing compAny Open mic, 8pm

scAndAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm


5 WAlnut Wine BAr The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm

creekside tAphouse Bluegrass jam, 7pm

tAllgAry's cAntinA Sunday Drum Day, 7pm


tuesdAy, oct. 15

orAnge peel Zumba, 6pm

southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery Karen & Buzz (Americana), 5pm


ZumA coffee Blues & BBQ w/ Steve Davidowski & friends, 7pm

cork & keg Tom Leiner ("baby boomer flashbacks"), 7:30pm emerAld lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch the sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm timo's house Blues night, 9pm trAilheAd restAurAnt And BAr Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

Full Bar 27 Beers On Tap

tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues Wednesday night jazz w/ Micah Thomas, Steve Davidowski & James Simmons, 8:30pm

American-Inspired Cuisine Pool | Shuffleboard | Foosball | 11’ Screen

vincenZo's Bistro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm White horse Cat Matlock CD release, 7:30pm

WED 10.9

ZumA coffee Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas, 6pm

THUR 10.10




5 WAlnut Wine BAr The Big Nasty (ragtime jazz), 8-10pm AltAmont BreWing compAny Boss Hog (bluegrass, blues), 9pm Asheville music hAll AssFourDaze (funk, rock) w/ guests, 10pm Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Fundraiser for Daniel, 7pm ByWAter Game night, 8pm cluB hAirsprAy Karaoke, 8pm

LaughtER’s thE BEst mEdicinE: A host of local comedy organizations join forces at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise money for a local child battling acute lymphoblasic leukemia. Memphis-based stand-up Mo Alexander headlines the evening, and all proceeds benefit the 2-year-old’s medical expenses.


yAcht cluB Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm

thursdAy, oct. 17

cluB remix Reggae dance night, 9pm cork & keg Vollie McKenzie (eclectic covers), 5:30pm

pinball, foosball, ping-pong & a kickass jukebox kitchen open until late

Live Music • Daily Specials


504 Haywood Rd. West Asheville • 828-255-1109 “It’s bigger than it looks!”

feat. Terrapin Brewing


BRANDON REEVES (country, western, alt-rock)






BLUES JAM with Westville Allstars Shrimp ‘n Grits • $3.50 RUM DRINKS

11:30am-2am Mon-Fri / 10:30am-2am Sat-Sun 777 Haywood road | 225-WPUB WWW.WESTVILLEPUB.COM

creekside tAphouse Open mic, 8pm douBle croWn International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm emerAld lounge Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock) w/ Southbound Turnaround, 9pm french BroAd BreWery tAsting room Utah Green (folk, soul), 6pm


highlAnd BreWing compAny Dana Cooper (singer-songwriter), 6pm grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Cecil Bothwell birthday bash w/ David LaMotte & BJ Liederman, 7pm isis restAurAnt And music hAll Live music on the patio, 6pm Vinyl night, 9pm JAck of the Wood puB Old-time jam, 5pm loBster trAp Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, electronics), 7pm metrosphere Open mic, 9pm odditorium Goner w/ Holy Spirit Revival (acoustic), 9pm olive or tWist East Coast swing lessons, 7pm one stop deli & BAr Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6:30pm pisgAh BreWing compAny Cary Fridley (Americana, country), 6pm sly grog lounge Open mic, 7pm strAightAWAy cAfe Circus Mutt (world, roots, rock), 6pm


isis restAurAnt And music hAll Scott Miller & Rayna Gellert (roots), 8pm JAck of heArts puB Old-time jam, 7pm JAck of the Wood puB Bluegrass jam, 7pm loBster trAp Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm metrosphere Turn up Thursdays (reggae, dancehall), 10pm odditorium Collaboration With Sounds w/ Andre Cholmondeley’s Option Anxiety & Beardz of Beez (experimental), 9pm olive or tWist Old-school swing & salsa lessons, 7pm Mike Filippone Band (dance), 8pm orAnge peel Beats Antique (electronic, world, fusion) w/ ill-esha, 9pm

A True Gentleman’s Club Over 40 Entertainers!



pAck's tAvern Aaron LaFalce (acoustic rock), 9pm purple onion cAfe Daniel Justin Smith (singer-songwriter), 7:30pm

tAllgAry's cAntinA Open mic & jam, 7pm

scAndAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

the phoenix Jazz night, 8pm

southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery



Mon-Thurs 6:30pm–2am Fri-Sat 6:30pm–3am

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octoBER 9 - octoBER 15, 2013



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7pm • suggested donation $10-$15 THU 10/10 FRI 10/11


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SUN 10/13


WED 10/16


David LaMotte & BJ Liederman • 7pm FRI 10/18

if you BuiLd it, thEy wiLL comE: The latest addition to West Asheville’s burgeoning Haywood Road scene, The Mothlight, hosts its debut performance on Friday, Oct. 11, with experimental alt-country songwriter Richard Buckner, whose new album, the dense, literary collection Surrounded, was released last month.




Robin Tolleson Trio (funk, jazz), 7pm the phoenix Ellen Trnka (singer-songwriter, soul), 8pm timo's house Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm trAilheAd restAurAnt And BAr Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm vincenZo's Bistro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm WAter'n hole Karaoke, 10pm

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octoBER 9 - octoBER 15, 2013

french BroAd BreWery tAsting room The Low Counts (rock, Americana), 6pm green room cAfe Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6:30pm grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Hey Marseilles (orchestral pop) w/ Apache Relay, 9pm

yAcht cluB Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

isis restAurAnt And music hAll Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits (dance), 9pm

ZumA coffee Bluegrass jam w/ Bobby Hicks, 7pm

fridAy, oct. 18 5 WAlnut Wine BAr What It Is (rock, funk), 10pm AltAmont BreWing compAny Stevie Lee Combs (singer-songwriter), 9pm

AthenA's cluB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Acoustic Swing, 7pm

cluB eleven on grove DJ Jam (old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk), 9pm

(S. Asheville/Arden)

emerAld lounge The Catch Fire (indie rock) w/ Ponderosa & Jerry Castle & the Arrivals, 9pm

highlAnd BreWing compAny Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils (bluegrass), 6pm

Boiler room Dissent w/ Divulgence, All Hell & Pyro Ohio (metal), 9pm

2334 Hendersonville Rd.

douBle croWn Hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm

White horse Rural Academy Theater, 7:30pm

Asheville music hAll The Mantras (rock, jam) w/ Jimkata, 10pm

Where Adult Dreams Come True

cork & keg Red Hot Sugar Babies (jazz), 8:30pm

JAck of heArts puB Northern Roots (Cajun), 9pm JAck of the Wood puB Weird Hot (art-rock) w/ The Night Trotters, 9pm lexington Ave BreWery (lAB) Old North State (bluegrass, Americana) w/ The Genuine & Rookie of the Year, 9:30pm loBster trAp King Leo (jazz), 7pm millroom Comet West (indie rock) CD release w/ Onawa & Total War, 9:30pm monte vistA hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm nAtive kitchen & sociAl puB Fireside Folk Trio, 7:30pm odditorium T.K.O. Platinum Hitz Party w/ Fransas & Winner’s Circle, Big Dave & more (hip-hop), 9pm olive or tWist 3 Cool Cats (vintage rock, swing), 8:30pm orAnge peel Watsky & Wax (hip-hop) w/ Ed E. Ruger, 9pm



SATURDAY • OCTOBER 12 pAck's tAvern DJ Moto (dance, pop, hits), 9pm

The Deadly Gentlemen (folk, "grasscore"), 10pm

scAndAls nightcluB Zumba, 7pm Rocky Horror production, 10pm

onefiftyone BoutiQue BAr Jeremy Indelicato (acoustic rock), 7pm




southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery Carolina Rex (blues, rock), 8pm

orAnge peel TCW Wrestling w/ Albert Adams & Sex Knuckle, 8pm

strAightAWAy cAfe Ken Kiser Band (roots, folk), 6pm

pAck's tAvern 96.5 House Band (rock, hits), 9pm


tAllgAry's cAntinA Southern Soul Campaign (Southern rock), 9:30pm

purple onion cAfe The Bad Popes (Americana), 8pm

the phoenix The Archrivals (funk, jam, fusion), 9pm the sociAl Travers Brothership (roots, funk, jam), 9:30pm toWn pump Smith Outfit (country, rock), 9pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues The Lowdown, 7pm Al Coffee & Da Grind (blues, R&B), 10pm vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm White horse Serpentine Arborvitae (cabaret jazz), 8pm

sAturdAy, oct. 19 5 WAlnut Wine BAr 3 Cool Cats (swing, jazz), 10pm AthenA's cluB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am




scAndAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am smokey's After dArk Karaoke, 10pm southern AppAlAchiAn BreWery Taylor Moore Band (Americana, rock), 8pm strAightAWAy cAfe Sherry Lynn & Mountain Friends (folk, country), 6pm tAllgAry's cAntinA Carolina Rex (rock, blues, funk), 9:30pm the phoenix Howie Johnson Trio (rock, jam), 9pm the sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm toWn pump Tater & Traveling Family Circus (rock), 9pm tressA's doWntoWn JAZZ And Blues Lyric (soul, funk, pop), 10pm vincenZo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm White horse Amici Music (classical), 7:30pm

BlAck mountAin Ale house Dulci Ellenberger & Daniel Shearin (Americana, folk), 9pm Blue mountAin piZZA & BreW puB Rocket Science, 7pm Boiler room Nate Hall w/ The Poison Snake, Amanitas & Waft (hard rock), 9pm clAssic Wineseller James Hammel Trio (jazz), 7pm cluB hAirsprAy DJ Brian Sparxxx, 8pm cork & keg Old-time jam, 8pm douBle croWn Saturday shakedown, 9pm emerAld lounge Denison Witmer (singer-songwriter, indie) w/ Jonny Rodgers & Jillette Johnson, 9pm french BroAd BreWery tAsting room Letters to Abigail (country, bluegrass), 6pm green room cAfe Marc Yaxley & Jim Trapp (Brazilian jazz), 6:30pm grey eAgle music hAll & tAvern Steve Kimoch feat. Bernie Worrell (rock, prog, fusion), 9pm isis restAurAnt And music hAll Wham Bam Bowie Band (David Bowie tribute), 10pm JAck of heArts puB The Mug (blues, rock), 9pm JAck of the Wood puB Black Masala (gypsy jazz), 9pm loBster trAp Chuck Beattie Band (jazz), 7pm millroom Freak show w/ Olf, DJ Gon, Jer Ber, Selector Cleofus & more, 9:30pm odditorium Gutterfest II (rock), 9pm one stop deli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am

octoBER 9 - octoBER 15, 2013















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ThEaTER LisTinGs

Gravity HHHHS

FRiday, OCTOBER 11 ThuRsday, OCTOBER 17 Due to possible scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

diRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón PLayERs: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris (voice) sCi-Fi susPEnsE RaTEd PG-13 ThE sTORy: Two astronauts accidentally set adrift in space must find a way to survive and make it back to earth. ThE LOWdOWn: Brilliantly made, impeccably acted, visually impressive and undeniably intense in its suspense. Gravity is a fine film, but is maybe too efficient for its own good.

Don’t get me wrong, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is good. It’s very good. And right now it’s the fair-haired boy of cinema, pulling down much more money than was expected. (That has a lot to do with the studio and critics convincing viewers to see it in 3-D.) However, is it, as has been claimed, the greatest film ever? Is it the best use of 3-D of all time? Is it a work as revolutionary as 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? No, no and no. Less ridiculously hyperbolic and more to the point, is it a worthy follow-up to Cuarón’s Children of Men (2006) and was it worth waiting seven years for? Sadly, I’m saying no and no here, too, though I do rate Cuarón in the upper reaches of modern filmmakers. Gravity is a beautifully made sci-fi suspense picture. On that level, the film is beyond reproach — apart from one cheesy shock effect complete with musical sting (you’ll know it when you see it). Its story is simple suspense material — two astronauts are left adrift in space by an accident and face


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sandRa BuLLOCK lost in space in Alfonso Cuarón’s very effective Gravity.

death by lack of oxygen and flying debris. For setup, Cuarón wisely cast two performers — Sandra Bullock and George Clooney — who come complete with audience sympathy built in. This allows him to get on with the business of the story with minimum muss and fuss. Both Bullock and Clooney are fine, though it’s really Bullock’s show. A couple of times her rom-com background comes through, yes, but that’s really our baggage more than it’s her performance. The life-and-death urgency of it all is undeniably intense. The effects work is flawless. I never doubted for a moment that what I was seeing was real. The 3-D is certainly good, but I suspect Gravity works just as well without it. (Hugo and The Great Gatsby both impressed me more as serious uses of the format.) Even while I was sure I was being led down the garden path with one farfetched plot turn (and I was), I had no objection and it didn’t remove me from the story. That’s the thing that makes Cuarón’s film such compelling entertainment: It keeps you locked into that story and caring about what happens. For all its tech-


nical panache and spectacular visuals, it remains a firmly human story. Also in the film’s favor is that it’s extremely efficient. It gets down to its story and delivers it with admirable economy and then has the good sense not to drag it out beyond its value. You don’t so much watch the film as experience it. The only downside is that it goes almost too fast. There’s a lack of heft to it all in that regard. Everything is so immediate that when it ends, it more or less just releases the viewer so that you leave the theater feeling satisfied — but not really with all that much to stick with you. At least, that’s my experience. Compare this with the incredible banquet that was Children of Men, and, even for all its undeniable merit, Gravity still feels like Cuarón-lite. By all means, see it. But if it actually does change your idea of cinema, you might want to see more movies. Rated PG-13 for intense, perilous sequences, some disturbing images and strong language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Co-ed Cinema Brevard, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher

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Escape from Tomorrow HHH diREctoR: Randy Moore pLayERs: Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Jack Dalton, Danielle Safady, Annet Mahendru hoRRoR fantasy RatEd nR thE stoRy: A family in disarray has a nightmarish experience at Disney World. thE Lowdown: It sounds a lot more daring and subversive than it actually is. That it was made on Disney’s own turf without permission is more interesting than the film itself, which is confused, unfocused and even a little silly. But it’s certainly a curio.

Though it has gotten a lot of press for the guerrilla filmmaking tactics employed in its making, the truth is that Randy Moore’s Escape from Tomorrow falls a good bit short of being the subversive take down of the Disney empire it’s been painted as. It also just plain isn’t very good. Theoretically, I should have been the perfect audience for Moore’s film. I’ve never been a Disney fan, have always found Disney World and Epcot more creepy than entertaining and consider that whole “happiest place on earth” idea an absolute load of clams. So I was prepared to embrace Escape from Tomorrow with open arms. Instead, I find myself filled with an indifference that verges on the supernatural. Here we have a film that’s a more interesting “making of” story than an actual movie. The hook is that Moore and his cast and crew shot the film — well, large chunks of it — inside Disney World, Disneyland and Epcot

without permission and with illintent toward the Rodent Empire. And there’s no denying that this is impressive — up to a point. What’s most startling about all this is that it never feels cheap, rushed or furtive. The cinematography is steady and the shot breakdown amazingly complex. There’s no denying that the film cheats on occasion by shooting parts of scenes in other, non-Disney locales, but that doesn’t change how impressive the theme-park footage is. So what is all this impressive footage in the service of? Ah, well, that’s the real problem. At the center of Escape is the uninteresting story of a thoroughly unlikable family on vacation at Disney World in Orlando. We have schlub dad Jim (Roy Abramsohn), bitchy wife Emily (Elena Schuber), peculiar daughter Sara (Katelyn Rodriguez) and über-creepy son Elliot (Jack Dalton). Each seems involved in some kind of competition to see who can make the audience care the least about him or her. (Long before the movie was over, I was hoping they’d all meet the business end of a steamroller.) The movie opens with Jim losing his job via a cryptic phone call from his boss, but since it’s the family’s last day on holiday, he opts to pretend all is well. Of course, it’s not, but that’s the least of his worries. Once the basic setup is established, the movie mostly wanders around with no discernible goal. Moore seems to think he’s making something Lynchian here. If so, it’s David Lynch by way of Ed Wood. In other words, the movie is a mess. It gets so bogged down in a kind of truth-or-illusion game that it becomes unclear if it actually even has a point. Is it really anti-Disney? Or is it just some kind of existential claptrap about one unappealing family falling apart? I frankly don’t know, though I lean toward the latter. Some of the Disney stuff almost works, but you really can’t

Things are not going well for dad Jim (Ray aBRamsohn) on this Disney ride in the uneven but interesting Escape from Tomorrow.

capture the true horror of “It’s a Small Word” without that saccharine endless-loop song — and the film can’t slap that on the soundtrack and cry “fair use.” The film is bold at one moment, then weirdly namby-pamby the next — and that’s before it arrives at its silly “what does it all mean?” ending, which is so negligible you understand why Disney chose not to try to stop its release. Should you see it? Well, that depends on several factors — not the least of which is whether you want to be in the know about this deliberately controversial movie. There are good — or at least interesting — things in it. But whether there’s really anything here of any depth or lasting merit ... well, I’m skeptical. Not Rated, but contains adult themes, language and some nudity. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

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Grace Unplugged S diREctoR: Brad J. Silverman pLayERs: A.J. Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak, Shawnee Smith, Michael Welch chRistian dRama RatEd pg thE stoRy: A Christian singer runs off to L.A. to chase her dream of becoming a pop musician, only to find out things aren’t as peachy as they seem. thE Lowdown: A professionally made film with zero originality and a heaping helping of unpersuasive proselytizing.

Brad J. Silverman’s Grace Unplugged attempts to convey a simple message about how chasing fame and fortune may not be the most fulfilling lifestyle. I’ll admit that this can be a worthy argument to make within certain contexts, but throwing it out there in this picture’s cheesy, preachy, unrealistically cornfed manner is not the way to do it. I’ll likely get fussed at by certain readers claiming my distaste for this film is born out of some anti-Christian bias. I’ll go ahead and promise that I’m not anti-Christian; I’m simply

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against hokey, manipulative and naive movies. Our main character Grace (A.J. Michalka, Super 8) is a young musician whose once famous singer-songwriter father, Johnny (TV actor James Denton), has sobered up, found Jesus and is now a simple family man. They perform together at various churches, an act that’s become difficult since Grace is in the terminal stages of teen angst and is having trouble getting along with dad. After a conveniently placed plot point involving one of Johnny’s old hits getting attention again, his old manager, Mossy (Kevin Pollak, thankfully refraining from any Christopher Walken impersonations), shows up with a record deal and promises of a world tour. Happy with family life, Johnny declines. But Grace seizes the opportunity to chase her dreams of musical stardom, runs away to L.A. and joins up with Mossy to cover dad’s old song and ride his coattails to fame and riches. From here, the film becomes a treatise on the dangers of the secular music industry, none of which is particularly surprising or interesting. Most of the film is driven by things like Grace being corrupted by a glass of champagne and continually being screwed over by Mossy and the music industry. The film feeds off a certain naivete, both from its characters and, one assumes, its audience. This is, after all, a movie that has Grace booking shows and going on countrywide tours, even though, we’re told, she has only one song she’s recorded or can perform. Predictably, Grace will learn the error of her ways and the dangers of fame, be reminded of the power of family and God, and eventually fall in love with the dopey Christian record company intern (Michael Welch, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I). (Never mind that everyone in this movie’s been in Hollywood productions and certainly aren’t in the business for their health.) Occasionally, the film stops for bits of preachiness, usually accompanied by a schmaltzy score full of swelling oboes for maximum solemnity, all the while proving that Grace Unplugged is ineffectual as both entertainment and religious tract. Rated PG for thematic elements and brief teen drinking. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

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diREctoR: Régis Roinsard pLayERs: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier Romantic comEdy RatEd R thE stoRy: A young woman in 1958 France is a lousy secretary but a whiz at typing, which causes her employer to train her as a champion in typing competitions. thE Lowdown: An unusual subject, gorgeous period detail and a terrific cast raise this romantic comedy (with subtitles, yes) to the level of something very pleasant and entertaining.

Populaire is the first feature from a fellow named Régis Roinsard, and an impressive debut it is, even though its U.S. theatrical prospects are slim to the point of nonexistent. The film has been shunted onto a double bill with Haute Cuisine — based on nothing other than the fact they’re both French. Well, that and the fact that the Weinstein boys own the rights to both, and my guess is that this bum-rushed release package is meant to discharge a contractual commitment to release them theatrically in the U.S. without any concern over whether they make a nickel. Based on the first three shows on Friday at The Carolina, even that nickel is pretty elusive. The only folks watching them were critics. I hope more people will see them, but I’m just about positive this will be a one-week engagement. What makes Populaire something out of the ordinary — apart from the undeniable chemistry between stars Romain Duris and Déborah François — is its marvelous 1958 period setting and its cockeyed story. (The feel of the film is somewhat similar to the overlooked 2003 romantic comedy Down with Love.) The title refers to a model of typewriter, which is apt because the film is built around the improbable world of typing competitions (who knew these existed?). Popular French

Romain duRis and déBoRah fRançois in the charming and clever French comedy Populaire. Catch it while you can

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star Romain Duris plays Louis Échard, a businessman who ends up with Rose Pamphyle (François) as his secretary. The problem is that she’s an incredible klutz and a disaster of a secretary except for one thing: she’s a world-class typist. Her strange typing skills (she is self-taught) bring out the competitor in him — reminding him of his days as an athlete — and he becomes obsessed with turning Rose into a championship typist. Except for embellishments, that’s really about it. It’s so well done and the characters are created with such unusual depth that it’s enough to make Populaire a film worth seeing. As it stands, it’ll be playing at 1:20 p.m. and 6 p.m. through Thursday at The Carolina (and you can hang around and see Haute Cuisine afterward, if you like). Catch it if you can. You won’t be sorry. If you miss it, put it on your list of DVDs to watch for. Rated R for some sexuality. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Cinemas

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Even with its goofy concept involving the murky depths of the Internet poker world, Runner Runner is a solid thriller with a good cast — and a movie I will forget I ever watched six months from now. The film wants to be taut and violent and sexy and clever, but rarely even flirts with any of these. What’s left is a film that’s watchable, and in the doldrums of autumn moviegoing, it’s depressing to admit that this in itself is something of a small victory. The movie tells the convoluted story of Richie (Justin Timberlake), a Princeton grad student who once tried to hack it as a Wall Street wunderkind, at least until the economy tanked. These days, Richie’s stuck trying to pay off his tuition with online poker. Turns out he’s a smart kid with a knack for gambling, as proven by all the jargon he throws out in the film’s lazy narration. Everything’s fine until Richie’s cheated by one online site and loses all of his savings. Acting as any reasonable adult would, he flies to Costa Rica to confront the site’s owner, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck), in hopes of getting his money back. Impressed by Richie’s chutzpah, Ivan does one better and offers Richie a job. Despite Richie’s new-found wealth, it’s obvious that things aren’t on the up-and-up. Ivan’s bribing the local government while an FBI agent (Anthony Mackie) is hot on his trail, amongst other shady goings-on. The plot finally kicks in as Richie must use his smarts to get out of this hairy predicament, both with his life intact and without landing in some Costa Rican prison — all the while keeping his professional gambler father (John Heard) unharmed. As far as premises

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Pedro Almodovar’s latest is opening without benefit of being reviewed locally and without being given a full set of shows. That’s not entirely surprising because it’s not gotten the kind of reviews normally associated with the director’s films. This is a movie in which Almodovar returns to the campy fun of his early work. Still, this broad comedy about an airplane crew trying to keep passengers entertained in the face of a possible crash has its supporters — 53 out of 112 on Rotten Tomatoes, for what that’s worth. Plus, it’s Almodovar. (R)

Machete Kills Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills opens this week to predictably mixed — and often bad — reviews. That said, the bad reviews are from critics I don’t tend to listen to — not that I would in any case with a movie like this. It’s Danny Trejo and as many famous and infamous names as you can possibly pack into this sequel to Machete. Do you need to know more? (R)

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Romeo & Juliet And then there’s the latest version of Shakespeare’s endlessly popular Romeo & Juliet (this one eschews Mr. Luhrmann’s plus symbol and opts for an ampersand). It comes to us from obscure Italian writer-director Carlo Carlei and a screenplay (well, adaptation) by Julian Fellowes. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) stars with someone named Douglas Booth. Interestingly, this has been screened for nobody, which probably says a lot. (pg-13)

go, the plot is serviceable, while Timberlake, Affleck and Gemma Arterton (as Richie’s love interest) are all solid. So what, exactly, is the problem? There’s just not a lot to get excited about. Director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) does nothing new with the material, which never climbs above the standing of generic thriller. Part of this is because of the script, which is never clever enough to transcend mediocrity.

But a lot of the blame should also fall on Furman, who has difficulty telling a coherent story and relies way too much on Richie’s narration to keep the film intelligible. Runner Runner is flawed on a basic storytelling level, and the fact that it’s not a total disaster is as much praise as I can award it. Rated R for language and some sexual content. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher

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truly stunning flying scenes and solid production values (only somewhat marred by process work). German fighter pilot George Peppard (the only person in the film with an American accent) tries to play social climber by winning the coveted military decoration of the film’s title. The story thinks it’s a lot more important than it is, and the two-and-a-half-hour running time doesn’t help. But for WWI airplane enthusiasts, it’s the berries. The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Blue Max Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

Chandu the Magician HHHS hoRRoR fantasy Wildly entertaining and utterly preposterous serial-like

film, Chandu the Magician (1932) was adapted from a popular radio show of the same name. Beautifully designed by co-director William Cameron Menzies, the film looks spectacular, but its plot ... well, it’s arrant nonsense about a madman named Roxor (Bela Lugosi) trying to get the secret of a death ray with which he can (of course) conquer the world. Working to stop him is our hero Frank Chandler, aka Chandu the Magician. It’s really Lugosi’s show and he knows it. His mad speech at the end is absolutely essential Lugosiana! The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Chandu the Magician Thursday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge at The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

Follow the Fleet HHHHS musicaL comEdy Follow the Fleet (1936) is the fifth of the Astaire-Rogers

pictures, and as a movie, it’s perhaps the weakest so far (there are weaker ones to come). Its plot is no great shakes — centering not on Fred and Ginger, but on the rather colorless romance of Randolph Scott and Harriet Hilliard. It does, however, give us no less than eight Irving Berlin songs and three great AstaireRogers numbers, making for tuneful entertainment. And there’s a monkey, too. The Asheville Film Society will screen Follow the Fleet Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Theater Six at The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

The Violin HHHH dRama The Mexican film The Violin (2005) is one of those movies that comes

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aRiES (march 21-april 19) Sometimes you quit games too early, Aries. You run away and dive into a new amusement before you have gotten all the benefits you can out of the old amusement. But I don't think that will be your problem in the coming days. You seem more committed than usual to the ongoing process: You're not going to bolt. That's a good thing. This process is worth your devotion. But I also believe that right now you may need to say no to a small part of it. You've got to be clear that there's something about it you don't like and want to change. If you fail to deal with this doubt now, you might suddenly quit and run away somewhere down the line. Be proactive now and you won't be rash later.

TauRuS (april 20-may 20) Jugaad is a Hindi-Urdu word that can be translated as "frugal innovation." People in India and Pakistan use it a lot. It's the art of coming up with a creative workaround to a problem despite having to deal with logistical and financial barriers. Masters of jugaad call on ingenuity and improvisation to make up for sparse resources. I see this as your specialty right now, Taurus. Although you may not have abundant access to VIPs and filthy riches, you've nevertheless got the resourcefulness necessary to come up with novel solutions. What you produce may even turn out better than if you'd had more assets to draw on.

GEmini (may 21-June 20) In accordance with your current astrological omens, I authorize you to be like a bird in the coming week — specifically, like a bird as described by the zoologist Norman J. Berrill: "To be a bird is to be more intensely alive than any other living creature. Birds have hotter blood, brighter colors, stronger emotions. They live in a world that is always present, mostly full of joy." Take total advantage of the soaring grace period ahead of you, Gemini. Sing, chirp, hop around, swoop, glide, love the wind, see great vistas, travel everywhere, be attracted to hundreds of beautiful things, and do everything.

CanCER (June 21-July 22) "The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired," wrote Nikos Kazantzakis in his book Report to Greco. I'm hoping that when you read that statement, Cancerian, you will feel a jolt of melancholy. I'm hoping you will get a vision of an exciting experience that you have always wanted but have not yet managed to bring into your life. Maybe this provocation will goad you into finally conjuring up the more intense desire you would need to actually make your dream come true.


LiBRa (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The advice I’m about to dispense may have never before been given to Libras in the history of horoscopes. It might also be at odds with the elegance and decorum you like to express. Nevertheless, I am convinced that it is the proper counsel. I believe it will help you make the most out of the highly original impulses that are erupting and flowing through you right now. It will inspire you to generate a mess of fertile chaos that will lead to invigorating long-term innovations. Ready?

am now 62 years old, yet just one moment ago I realized that I love lightly toasted bread and loathe bread when it is heavily toasted. For over 60 years, and quite unconsciously, I have been experiencing inner joy or total despair at my relationship with grilled bread." Your assignment, Leo, is to engage in an intense phase of self-discovery like Wittgenstein's. It's time for you to become fully conscious of all the small likes and dislikes that together shape your identity.

CaPRiCORn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Capricorn innovator Jeff Bezos built from the ground up. He now owns The Washington Post, one of America's leading newspapers. It's safe to say he might have something to teach us about translating big dreams into practical realities. "We are stubborn on vision," he says about his team. "We are flexible in details." In other words, he knows exactly what he wants to create, but is willing to change his mind and be adaptable as he carries out the specific work that fulfills his goals. That's excellent advice for you, Capricorn, as you enter the next phase of implementing your master plan.

ViRGO (aug. 23-Sept. 22)

aQuaRiuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

"I'd rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking about the mountains," said the naturalist John Muir. Let that serve as your inspiration, Virgo. These days, you need to be at the heart of the hot action, not floating in a cloud of abstract thoughts. The dream has to be fully embodied and vividly unfolding all around you, not exiled to wistful fantasies that flit through your mind's eye when you're lonely or tired or trying too hard. The only version of God that's meaningful to you right now is the one that feeds your lust for life in the here and now.

Here's the horoscope I would like to be able to write for you by the first week of December: "Congratulations, Aquarius! Your quest for freedom has begun to bear tangible results. You have escaped a habit that had subtly undermined you for a long time. You are less enslaved to the limiting expectations that people push on you. Even your monkey mind has eased up on its chatter and your inner critic has at least partially stopped berating you. And the result of all this good work? You are as close as you have ever come to living your own life — as opposed to the life that other people think you should live."

SCORPiO (Oct. 23-nov. 21) Two years ago a British man named Sean Murphy decided he had suffered enough from the painful wart on his middle finger. So he drank a few beers to steel his nerves, and tried to blast the offending blemish off with a gun. The operation was a success in the sense that he got rid of the wart. It was less than a total victory, though, because he also annihilated most of his finger. May I suggest that you not follow Murphy's lead, Scorpio? Now is a good time to part ways with a hurtful burden, but I'm sure you can do it without causing a lot of collateral damage.

LEO (July 23-aug. 22)

SaGiTTaRiuS (nov. 22-Dec. 21)

"It is truly strange how long it takes to get to know oneself," wrote the prominent 20thcentury philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. "I

Grace has been trickling into your life lately, but I suspect that it may soon start to flood. A spate of interesting coincidenc-

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es seems imminent. There's a good chance that an abundance of tricky luck will provide you with the leverage and audacity you need to pull off minor miracles. How much slack is available to you? Probably as much as you want. So ask for it! Given all these blessings, you are in an excellent position to expunge any cynical attitudes or jaded theories you may have been harboring. For now at least, it's realistic to be optimistic.


PiSCES (Feb. 19-march 20) “It’s an unbearable thought that roses were not invented by me," wrote Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. You're not as egotistical as Mayakovsky, Pisces, so I doubt you've ever had a similar "unbearable thought." And it is due in part to your lack of rampaging egotism that I predict you will invent something almost as good as roses in the coming weeks. It may also be almost as good as salt and amber and mist and moss; almost as good as kisses and dusk and honey and singing. Your ability to conjure up long-lasting beauty will be at a peak. Your creative powers will synergize with your aptitude for love to bring a new marvel into the world.

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