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letters Hypocrisy, plain and simple Pastor Ogden, you are a hypocrite [“What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” March 27 Xpress]. You and many other Christians are so quick to fervently oppose legalizing gay marriage without also expressing with equal zest your disgust with the legality of divorce, adultery, drunkenness, lying, sex out of wedlock, blasphemy and a multitude of other sins that are perfectly legal. And every time this challenge is issued to gaymarriage opponents, they ignore it. They don't even acknowledge it in most cases. And that is hypocrisy, plain and simple. If you are going to use the argument that gay marriage should be illegal because it's forbidden by the Bible, then you have to stand on the same ground on every single other sin. No exceptions. The oft-stated contention that people aren't allowed to pick and choose which parts of the Bible they want to believe in and support doesn't just apply to other people; it applies the same to you as to them. Additionally, if demanding adherence to the Bible forms the core of your argument, you are not entitled to use any of the other peripheral arguments about procreation, disruption of the social order, violation of the "sanctity" of marriage, etc. Every other such argument stands on that core belief and thus constitutes a straw man. Your belief in your God does not give you the right to try and legislate the lives of everyone else. If you truly love America, and I assume you claim to, you accept that fact as a foundational tenet of the country, whether you like it or not — just like I accept that you have the right to freely worship God, no matter how repulsed your comments make me feel.

correction The program and contact information for YMCA’s 2013 summer camps, published in our March 20 kids issue, was incorrect. YMCA of Western North Carolina’s array of programs includes Adventure Camps, Discover Camps, Sports Camps and more. Camps take place at YMCA locations throughout the area. Visit ymcawnc.org, or call 210-2273 for dates, rates and more info. Registration is open now.

If you are not willing to sit astride your moral high horse on every sin, not just the ones you don't like, then please remove your voice from the argument. Otherwise you are cluttering up the discussion for the people who want to think rationally about it and understand that thanks to the First Amendment, we don't take our legislative cues from a religious text. — Dave Baker Asheville

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we should oppose marriage equality [“What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” Xpress]. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, air conditioning and science in general. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, the same way hanging around tall people makes you tall. Scientific fact. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all, just like many of the fine principles this country was founded upon: Women are still property, can't vote, and can be burned at the stake for acting strange or otherwise making you uncomfortable; you can shoot, hang or torture blacks with impunity, and they can't marry into the white race; and divorce is illegal. Real marriage (straight marriage) will be less meaningful if gay marriages are allowed, and it will destroy the sanctity of marriages like Britney Spears' and Zsa Zsa Gabor’s. The only valid marriages sanctioned by the Bible are those that produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and those over the age of 50 shouldn't be allowed to marry, as our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children! Most obviously, gay couples will raise gay children just like straight couples raise straight children. This should be glaringly clear to all but the most abundantly ignorant. Gay marriage isn't supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we only have one religion in America, the one brought over by Christopher Columbus when he founded our country. And he founded this

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country on the King James version of the Bible, written in plain English, just like Jesus spoke. Children can never succeed without male and female role models at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children. And now — without wit or sarcasm, I have to say to Pastor Ogden: When Love fills your heart — truly fills it — all fear vanishes. I hope you discover it. — Anderson Long Asheville

stop Wasting everyone's time Why don't we just stop pretending that the citizens of Asheville have any say whatsoever in what happens here? City Council meetings that are supposed to encourage comment and input from citizens are a sham — a total waste of time, money and energy. The citizens did not want that monstrosity of a building at 151 Haywood St. (Hotel Indigo, which utterly destroys the Asheville skyline), the even more inappropriate abomination on Biltmore Avenue (Aloft), and do not want the integrity of the Basilica of St. Lawrence destroyed by opposing it with the McKibbon Hotel Group’s hotel directly across from this beautiful and historic church. These among other decisions are an affront to the sensibilities of the people of Asheville. Now, supposedly, we should think it's wonderful to allow for a little plaza to honor the architect who designed the Basilica. Why not a big plaza honoring the architect, and let McKibbon take its hotel somewhere else? Why play games? No one cares what the people want. It is all about accommodating the developers. Who is the McKibbon Hotel Group and why does it have so much power and control in Asheville? The conclusions of these wasted City Council meetings have been drawn and written in stone before the first opportunity for public input and comment. The only place anyone really gets to express an opinion is in the Mountain Xpress letters section. It insults our intelligence. Stop wasting everyone's time. — Patricia Wald Asheville

We Want a fair budget In response to the state budget proposal, the North Carolina Student Power Union finds it necessary to remind Gov. Pat McCrory, state budget director James “Art” Pope, and the members of the state Legislature of the purpose of our state government: to serve all the people of North Carolina. Massive budget cuts to education and social programs will have disproportionately negative consequences for people of color, youth, women and poor and working families. Together these groups decidedly outnumber the few wealthy individuals who alone will benefit from schemes such as repealing the estate tax. The UNC system already suffered a $414 million loss in funding during the 2011-2012 academic year, resulting in big tuition increases. To call on our public universities to absorb an additional $135 million in cuts is unacceptable.

Unemployment benefits were already cut by $780 million recently, and federally funded Medicaid for thousands of low-income North Carolinians that would have saved our state millions was refused by North Carolina legislators. In a state where one in six residents live in poverty and workers are not guaranteed a living wage, restricting access to education and aid for those already struggling is a step backward. Corporations and the wealthy should pay their fair share so that our society’s essential programs can be fully funded. The North Carolina Student Power Union invites all North Carolinians to join us in demanding that our public officials prioritize meeting the basic needs of the people. — Evan Kolosna N.C. Student Power Union Asheville

intolerance is poor tHeology Pastor Ogden, why is it that some religious folks are bent on inserting themselves (and their particular beliefs) into the business of government or civil matters, such as equality for all taxpaying citizens and, in this specific case, Buncombe County workers? [“What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” March 27 Xpress.] While the county commissioners' vote approved benefits for both opposite and samesex domestic partners, it was clear why the three Republican commissioners voted against it, though they tried to keep a low profile. The real motives to oppose “hit the fan” when some local religious leaders spoke up. Thankfully, Rev. Joe Hoffman recognized the diversity of the community and distanced himself from three other clergymen [“Equality or Sacrilege?” March 27 Xpress]. Pastor Ogden's letter shows he is in the camp of the three, as he writes (among other things), "As a leader, your first sympathies belong to the Lord and to the exaltation of His righteousness." Wow. No kidding? And I thought our elected officials' (Christian or not) priorities had to do with, maybe, city improvements, maintaining roads, keeping crime to a minimum, etc., etc. I think the word “Sodom” is even mentioned a couple of times in his letter. I hope, Pastor Ogden, you're not trying to compare Asheville with Sodom. Which all brings me to the issue of separation of church and state. A wise theologian, who believed in religious freedom and the separation of church and state and also denounced the concept of "enforced uniformity of religion" came to this country from England in 1631. He was an integral part of the formation of one of the original colonies. His idea, his concept of, separation of church and state has been thought to influence the foundation of the religion clauses in the U.S. Constitution. His name was Roger Williams. When you get the chance, Pastor Ogden, please Google him. You'll discover to your amazement that he was co-founder of The Baptist Church of America. Yes. My wife and I moved to and fell in love with Asheville, because of the beauty of the area and the open-minded spirit that includes everyone here. — Brad Dawson Barnardsville


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As the Defense of Marriage Act debate holds the floor of the U.S. Supreme Court, Buncombe County had its own microcosmic pivotal moment over the question of domestic-partner benefits for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. In the March 27 story, “Equality or Sacrilege,” Xpress reporter Jake Frankel writes, “After a tense March 19 public hearing, the Buncombe County commissioners [voted 4-3 to approve] extending benefits to both same- and opposite-sex domestic partners of county employees.” The meeting’s public forum was likewise split. “During that hearing, more than 35 members of the public weighed in with their thoughts; about half of the speakers were for the measure and about half of them were against it,” Frankel writes. Our polls on Facebook and mountainx.com tell a story of near-unanimous support among those who responded. This week’s Letters to the Editor section is replete with responses to a March 27 letter from Keith Ogden, a local pastor opposed to same-sex partner benefits (and same-sex anything). This is not to say that there are no opposing views out there — they just didn’t show up in our polls. Join the conversation at mountainx.com. — Jaye Bartell

via mountainX.com Interesting — as a question (if I knew the answer, I wouldn't ask): Do "domestic partners" have a legalized contractual agreement between them which is recognized by the state and used as the basis for allocating the benefits at issue? If so, fine; if not, then how can the county legitimately extend these benefits? Any lawyers out there who can address this? — Imehaffey lmehaffey, there doesn't have to be a state-recognized contract in order for the county to provide these benefits. This has nothing to do with marriage. This is strictly about health benefits, the county can allow the employees whatever with their benefits, to my knowledge, if that's how the board votes. If the employees are able to prove and maintain the requirements set forth by the commission they will be able to give their partners insurance. So yes, the county can legitimately do this for their employees. — Gilbert There is not a hint of equality in the Christian tradition, so why is the Mountain Xpress framing this as an opposition? Every aspect of equality in any form is a "sacrilege" from the point of view of the church. That good, upstanding citizens are still willing to stand up and demand we live by the rules set out in a third century interpretation of ancient Middle Eastern orthodoxy should be an occasion for public outrage.

And for an alleged news organization to go out of its way to give these sad social outliers a public voice so they can perpetuate their sick views should be a cause for public consternation. — Ascend (of Asheville) Ascend, we report as accurately as we can what was said and what actions were taken at local government meetings. To exclude a significant portion of the public remarks would go against this journalistic imperative. Further, two key aspects of our mission call for including and respecting divergent views: We treat our readers as participants in an ongoing civic dialogue. We honor diversity. — Margaret Williams Co-Managing Editor, News, Mountain Xpress

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O n a c l e a r d a y ... by Mat Payne Bill Jackson has spent his fair share of time in a haze. An air resource specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, he researches how air pollution reduces visibility in Western North Carolina and, more particularly, in areas like the Shining Rock Wilderness. On a clear day, you can’t see forever in Shining Rock, and pollution is the cause. “Haze is naturally occurring, and should have a bluish cast, not the smoky white we see some days,” Jackson told the nearly 20 people gathered to hear his report and others presented by air-quality experts at the annual Ozone Season Kickoff, hosted March 25 by the Land-of-Sky Regional Council. Spring marks the beginning of when ozone is at its worst — April 1 through Sept. 30. The kickoff also announces the launch of daily airquality forecasts, made by the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (see “Eye on Ozone”). It’s also an opportunity to learn whether overall air quality is improving and what can be done to make it better. Since the federal Air Pollution Act of 1955, cleaner, clearer air has been a high priority in the United States and WNC. Conditions have improved, Jackson reported, but there’s a long way to go. “Remedying of existing impairment — that’s where we are today,” he said. Using years of data collected from an air-monitoring station in the Shining Rock Wilderness near Asheville, Jackson calculates that the current visibility range on the haziest days can be as low as 18 miles but as good as 121 miles on the clearest. Twelve years ago, visibility was often as low as 14 miles, so the air quality has improved, he mentioned. “The goal is for visibility to be 73 miles on the haziest days,” Jackson said, noting that we’re on track to meet that target by 2064, and maybe sooner. “Elsewhere in the U.S, things are better,” he noted. Data released by State of the Air, an offshoot of the American Lung Association, shows that most of the cities with the best air quality are in the Midwest and West

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regions — Santa Fe, N.M., and Cheyenne, Wyo., for example. Other than the metro area of Sarasota, Fla., few cities on the East Coast make the list. How can the region do better? “For [WNC], any reduction in sulfur dioxide will be an improvement,” Jackson said. The result of an elevated presence of fine particles or particulate matter (PM 2.5, in the technical parlance), haze consists of sulfates, nitrates, soil, elemental carbon and organics in the air. Add manmade contaminants, particularly through burning hydrocarbons such as coal, gasoline and diesel fuel, and you get smog, a term coined by London physician Harold Des Veaux in 1905. From the late 19th century into the 1940s, a series of “killer

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smog” events in Europe and the U.S. spurred much of the clean-air legislation and guidelines used today. Recent initiatives and changes have helped reduce sulfur dioxide levels, said Jackson. He mentioned such steps in the right direction as the North Carolina Clean Smoke Stacks Act of 2002, which spurred a reduction in pollutants and the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Despite improvements, however, airquality problems persist and raise serious health risks. “Fine-particle concentration is correlated to mortality,’ said Paul Muller, regional supervisor of DAQ, and a presenter at the kickoff. According to the EPA, fine particles are measured in micrograms per

cubic meter. That is, they’re typically less than one-seventh the average width of a human hair and can lodge deep within the lungs. Ozone and fine particulates can exacerbate asthma and allergies, and lead to lung and heart disease. Luckily, Asheville’s air remains below levels the EPA deems unsafe. And Jackson says there has been noticeable improvement in regional air quality. “Ten years ago you couldn’t see Mount Pisgah from the Smoky Park [Capt. Jeff Bowen] Bridge,” said Jackson. “I expect when the 2012 data returns, it will show improvements.” X Mat Payne is a local freelance writer.


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by Mat Payne The official beginning of spring may not have delivered warmer temperatures to Western North Carolina, but when it does, ozone levels will rise. The pollutant forms when nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds are exposed to heat and sunlight, creating an unstable molecule composed of three hydrogen atoms, said Paul Muller, regional supervisor of the N.C. Division of Air Quality. One of a several presenters at the Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s March 25 Ozone Season Kickoff, he said, “When the third oxygen molecule comes loose, it oxidizes whatever it comes in contact with. … And you better hope it’s not the lining of your lungs.” Ozone is a known respiratory irritant and is linked to asthma, bronchitis, heart disease and other cardiopulmonary conditions. To help residents minimize those health risks, the state monitors ozone levels and makes daily forecasts available to the public, Muller explained. More than half of North Carolina’s residents live in counties where ozone levels exceed the standard at times, according to a recent press release from the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. And in WNC, conditions can vary between the valleys and ridge tops. Buncombe County air quality averages 68 parts per billion — slightly less than the current 75 ppb federal standard, but “the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the standard of attainment this year,” said Ashley Featherstone, engineering supervisor at the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency. The standard may be lowered, which would put WNC at risk of failing to meet federal guidelines, she explained. Missing the mark would mean adding more controls on industrial

emissions and seeking more “transportation conformity” — an increase in intergovernmental collaboration that ensures federally funded transportation projects adhere to the state’s airquality implementation plan. To put it another way, fewer cars on the road, not letting engines idle, using less electricity and improving public transportation options could all help. Featherstone’s local air-quality update highlighted the primary causes of ozone in the Asheville area: emissions from cars, trucks and Progress Energy, which runs a power plant in Skyland. Despite pollution from these sources, Buncombe County had 301 days of “Good” air quality, 62 of “Moderate” air quality, and a mere two days that were “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.” That’s better than previous years, she indicated. “We need to take proactive measures,” said Bill Eaker, environmental services manager for the Land-of-Sky. “With [population and urban] growth, there will be more cars and trucks on our roads and more buildings to heat and cool.” Eaker ended the event by highlighting local initiatives to reduce emissions from motor vehicles, such as the growth in the popularity of alternative fuels in the area. He also praised the work of the individuals and businesses that helped Asheville be recognized by the Clean Cities Coalition, a U.S. Department of Energy program focused on reducing fuel consumption. “As we continue to grow, we need to continue our programs to reduce emissions from the various sources,” said Eaker.

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For the local state air-quality forecasts and information, visit the N.C. Division of Air Quality website at visit avl.mx/rs and the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency website at wncairquality.org. Mat Payne is a local freelance writer.

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neW city fee is part of a long-range plan to encourage conservation by david forbes Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell sees a path to the city's future, and it's paved with trash. “People will learn that almost everything you throw away in your house right now is recyclable … not just cans and bottles,” said Bothwell at Council’s March 26 meeting. He spoke as Council members reviewed fee changes for garbage, parking, water rates and more. Set to take effect in July, a new $7 trashand-recycling fee doubles the current charge, which covers recycling only. Bothwell said the increase is one step toward making Asheville truly green. In the future, the city may charge incremental rates that encourage conservation — customers using bigger bins holding more trash would pay more, while those who recycled and otherwise reduced their trash would use smaller bins and pay less, he said. Creating a curbside-composting service could also reduce how much trash the city hauls to the landfill (annual tipping fees total $1.1 million for Asheville’s trash). “We can really make that shift, and we're trying to give people a financial reason to do that,” Bothwell continued. He acknowledged, “This is a big change, it really is. That's where all this is going. It will hurt a little bit, but it's going to help a lot.” Council member Jan davis cautioned, “I don't think we do a good job of explaining what we do.” When Ashevilleans pay their property taxes, they think they’re paying to get their garbage picked up, among other services, he said. But the city subsidizes both recycling and solid-waste service, Davis explained. The current $3.50 monthly recycling fee partially covers paying a private contractor to collect, sort and haul paper, plastics, cardboard, cans and glass. If the city charged its residents the full cost for trash pickup, everyone would have to pay $14 a month, city staff estimated.

rethinking the piles: As part of a long-term plan to encourage conservation, the city is shifting the way it charges for solid waste. Hauling trash to the landfill costs the city $1.1 million a year. Photo by Max Cooper Davis noted that dealing with trash is “an expensive proposition.” Annually, solid-waste costs are $5.8 million, including brush pickup and recycling. The city receives just $1.2 million in recycling fees each year. As part of an effort to further encourage recycling and reduce the amount of trash hauled to the landfill, in 2012, Asheville switched to larger recycling bins, no longer requiring that recyclables be sorted. Of such changes and the new fee, Davis concluded, “I think we're trying to recover the cost of trash. I know this is the first part of getting to a progressive place on solid waste.”

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Meeting earlier than usual to accommodate Vice Mayor esther Manheimer's observation of Passover, Council delayed voting on potentially controversial matters, such as final approval of the downtown Business Improvement District budget and bylaws, as well as new exterior signs at the McDonald's in Weirbridge Village, a business park in south Asheville. Council will take up these issues on April 9. To keep the annual budget process on schedule, Council members reviewed and voted on various proposed fee increases, which included

trash pickup, parking and more. The fee package passed 5-0 (Mayor Terry Bellamy and Council member Gordon smith were absent). City staff estimate the new and changed fees will add more than $2.2 million to the city coffers, with more than half coming from the trash pickup changes. So expect to bring an additional quarter per hour of parking downtown, and check your water bill. Council approved a 1 to 3 percent water-rate increase, targeting the higher rate for large, nonmanufacturing businesses. The charges for renting various city facilities also went up, and to get wheel boots removed from their vehicles, the most egregious parking offenders will pay $50 — double the old cost. Council delayed voting on proposed increases for the Aston Park Tennis Center and the Food Lion Skatepark, but will review these and other budget issues at a 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, worksession and town-hall meeting, which will be held in the second-floor banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center. For a detailed list of the new fees, you can download the full staff report from the city’s website at avl.mx/rr. David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or dforbes@mountainx.com.


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old disputes at Heart of bill tHat transfers Water system to msd by david forbes About seven years ago, the Regional Water Authority of Asheville, Buncombe and Henderson County fell apart. The creation of what had been an historic agreement involving the three governments, ongoing disputes and frustrations led Asheville officials to end the partnership in 2005. Fast-forward to the March 28 filing of House Bill 488, which transfers the Asheville water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District. North Carolina Reps. Tim Moffitt, Nathan Ramsey and Chuck McGrady co-sponsored the bill, although — as requested last year — the city and MSD have engaged in good-faith but difficult discussions about a possible merger. Ramsey, a former Buncombe commissioner and chair, ties HB 488 to the collapse of the water authority. He hopes for a regional approach to water service and plans for widening Interstate 26 through Asheville. Asheville City Council member Marc Hunt counters that the legislators expect the city "to negotiate with a gun to [its] head." Ramsey says, "Unfortunately, it doesn't look like [this issue is] ever going to be solved at the local level. … I'm cognizant that the city contends over the last two years everything's been great and there's no problem. But the context isn't what's happened in the last two years" — it's the longer-lasting disputes that led to the end of the water authority in 2005. While Ramsey says he understands the city did what it thought best at the time, "we've [gone] off-track since then. This bill is an attempt to get us back to what the original intent of our community leaders was and do it in the way that all of our water and sewer [dollars] stay in the system." He adds, "The governance changes, but from the customer standpoint nothing changes." Hunt counters, saying the legislation "is toward the worse end of what could've come.” The bill puts forth no compensation for the city, but gives it three appointees to a new board (Buncombe and Henderson also get three each). "The impact on Asheville's general fund budget is especially disturbing,” says Hunt. “There's yet to be any effort to hold the Asheville taxpayer harmless." If the bill passes, Hunt predicts that the city will face a choice between a severe reduction in services or a sharp tax hike. The city, he adds, will evaluate "all its options, politically and legally."

Last year, a study commission chaired by Moffitt concluded that the city's system should be transferred to MSD, but the commission said it wouldn't proceed with legislation if "good faith negotiations" between MSD and the city took place. Since then, MSD and the city of Asheville have exchanged information and each hired consultants, but have reached no clear conclusions. Ramsey says, "There was never really a willingness to sit down and say 'how can we do this in a better way,' and for that I think we lost an opportunity. … We've had a year to work through this in a more convenient way." Hunt says the city has worked with MSD, but believes Asheville representatives couldn't negotiate an outcome that most of its voters wouldn't accept. He adds, "The legislature was determined to see this happen [and] because it's a bad idea, the people of Asheville will continue to resist it, and there's plenty of indication others across the state will continue to too." Ramsey says Asheville officials have a legitimate point about the loss of revenues a merger creates. He also mentions that he'd like to see Council members adopt a resolution on a plan for Interstate 26 and work with the state on changes to the Regional Airport Authority. "If they do those things, we'll concede there's some good faith out there and try to come to a better place," he says. "I'm willing to sit down with the city's representatives, the county — that's my commitment. It's not my intention to harm the city financially." Hunt noted that while he appreciated a recent bill proposed by Ramsey and Moffitt allowing the city and county to form a joint parks-andrecreation authority, "Given the circumstances of what is being forced, it's hard for a person in my seat to consider that there's any negotiation at all here. … It's a fair question if our neighbors across the region want to see Asheville decline.” Rep. Tim Moffitt was unavailable for comment at press time, but released a statement on his website defending the bill.

former apd evidence-room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs by david forbes Former Asheville Police Department evidence-room manager William lee smith has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for embezzling $10,000 to $30,000 in drugs from the evidence room, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to the indictment, Smith "surreptitiously opened enve-

lopes containing controlled substances after their return from the SBI lab, where they had been analyzed. Smith then removed some or all of the controlled substances, then resealed the envelopes with a new layer of tape, carefully re-applied directly over the layer of tape that the SBI chemist had used to seal the envelope, with the chemist’s signature or initials." Smith, who oversaw the evidence room for 20 years, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines for the one charge of federal program fraud to which he pleaded guilty. The charges are federal because the APD received over $10,000 in federal funding during the year before he left the APD in 2011. Smith is currently out on bond. The announcement does not mention what happened to firearms and money also found missing in early 2011. In the wake of the an audit report at that time, then-APD Chief Bill Hogan resigned. District Attorney Ron Moore cited the ongoing investigation and refused to release the audit. In the plea announcement, Moore praised the work of the FBI and the State Bureau of Investigation, as well as Mike Wright, who conducted the 2011 audit. Since then, the APD has hired a new manager and overhauled its evidence-room practices.

and tHe aWard goes to... first place aWards best motor vehicle ad Emily Busey, “Woody loves his VW.” (Harmony Motors) best color apparel Jewelry and accessories ad John Zara, Papoose best community service signature page or best shared page John Zara, Art Walk second place aWards 2nd place, investigative reporting In “Unprecedented: Sitel Workers Mount Historic Union Organizing Drive”, senior news reporter david Forbes conducted a months-long investigation about the union-organizing drive at the Asheville Sitel call center. He talked to numerous employees, current and former, about their working conditions. Following the article’s publication, Sitel changed its labor policy. 2nd place, news feature Writing

Xpress recognized for Journalism and design by caitlin byrd At an awards ceremony held in Chapel Hill on March 21, the North Carolina Press Association announced the winners of its 2012 News, Editorial & Photojournalism Contest — and Mountain Xpress was one of them. This year, the Xpress news team took home three awards in the following categories: Investigative Reporting, News Feature Writing and Best Multimedia Project. (Read on for descriptions of the award-winning stories.) “I am very proud of the news staff, who do a lot with few resources, and who are very dedicated to what they do, very dedicated to their work,” says Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams. The North Carolina Press Association gives these awards out each year, and papers enter in one of two contests: Daily Newspaper Edition or Community Newspaper Edition. This separation is done so that newspapers compete against comparable publications with similar circulation numbers and publication type. But Xpress earned kudos for more than its words. Taking home six awards, Xpress designers earned top recognition from the NCPA’s 2012 Best Ad Contest.

In “Truth trackers: APD’s Cold-Case Sleuths Defy the Ojdds”, staff reporter Caitlin Byrd explored the unique challenges faced by the Asheville Police Department’s cold-case unit — which consists of two detectives who, at press time, had 24 local unsolved cases on their desks. Weaving together facts, case narratives and interviews with the detectives, Byrd shares what keeps these sleuths going, despite the fact that fewer than 1 percent of cold cases ever get solved.

best color restaurant/ entertainment ad Emily Busey, Pasta Fasta best innovative concept/ Wild card ad Staff, Best of WNC 2011 best online advertising John Zara, Cucina 24 tHird place aWards 3rd place, best multimedia project In “Storify: Statehouse Candidates Face Off at the CIBO Luncheon,” Xpress staffers Caitlin byrd, Max Cooper, david Forbes and Jake Frankel reported a luncheon debate with multimedia rather than a straightforward article. Through tweets, text, video and photos, the team covered what happened when Buncombe County candidates running for seats in N.C. House districts 115 and 116 answered questions at a Sept. 27 forum organized by the Council of Independent Business Owners.

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calendar categories community events & workshops / social & shared-interest groups / government & politics / seniors & retirees / animals / technology / business & careers / volunteering / health programs / support groups / helplines / sports groups & activities / kids / spirituality / arts / spoken & written word / festivals & gatherings / music / theater / comedy / film / dance / auditions & call to artists CAleNdAR FOR ApRIl 3 - 11, 2013 UNleSS OTheRwISe STATed, eveNTS TAke plACe IN AShevIlle, ANd phONe NUmbeRS ARe IN The 828 AReA COde. dAy-by-dAy CAleNdAR IS ONlINe Want to find out everything that's happening today -- or tomorrow, or any day of the week? Go to www. mountainx.com/events. weekdAy AbbRevIATIONS: SU = Sunday, MO = Monday, TU = Tuesday, WE = Wednesday, TH = Thursday, FR = Friday, SA = Saturday

animals 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: www.humanealliance.org or 252-2079. peT lOSS SUppORT GROUp • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A support group for anyone who has lost a pet or is anticipating the death of a pet will be held at 21 Edwin Place. Free. Info: 258-3229. The AmAzING ACRO-CATS • Through SU (4/7) - The Amazing Acro-Cats circus and cat rock band will perform at The BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. $18. Info and schedule: www.circuscats.com.

art mANdAlA-lA ART ClASS (pd.) With Jacqueline Sacs/Master Teacher/Artist-40 years • May 11/104 • 10 spaces • EchoView FiberMill

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messages from beyond: WCU’s School of Music and Haywood Arts Repertory Theater present The Medium, an opera about a psychic who uses fake séances to swindle vulnerable clients. Performed Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at HART in Waynesville. (pg. 20)

• Bring Lunch & Lyrics • includes Supply-Take-Home-Goodybag/ Prizes • $150 • INFO: iSacsPhoto@ gmail.com • Reserve now! 310 ART GAlleRy 191 Lyman St., #310. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., noon-4pm or by appointment. Info: www.310art.com or 776-2716. • Through TU (4/30) Morphogenesis, a juried show of works by National Association of Women in the Arts members. A.J. SmITh ANd mIChAel Clem OpeNING • FR (4/5), 7-10pm - An opening reception for works by A.J. Smith and Michael Clem will be held at the West Asheville Vineyard Community Center, 717 Haywood Road. The event will include snacks, music and art. Free. Info: artistalligatorjane@ yahoo.com or www.westashevillevineyard.org.

AmeRICAN FOlk ART ANd FRAmING Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.amerifolk.com or 281-2134. • Through WE (4/24) - Flowers in Waiting. • TH (4/4) through SU (4/28) - Face and Traditional Jugs: Living Southern Cultural Icons. • FR (4/5), 5-8pm - Opening reception. ART AT ASU Exhibits take place at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, unless otherwise noted. Tues.-Thurs. & Sat., 10am6pm; Fri., noon-8pm. Donations accepted. Info: http://tcva.org or 262-7338. • Through SA (6/1) - A group exhibition of Polish artists will be on display in the Main Gallery, East Wing. • Through SA (8/17) - Works by

Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition winners will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery's East Wing. • FR (4/5) through SA (8/3) - Victor Ekpuk: Drawing Memories will be on display in Gallery B and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • FR (4/5) through SA (8/3) Negotiation of the Secret Society Cloth: An Exploration of Ukara will be on display in Gallery A and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • FR (4/5) through SA (8/3) - The BFA senior studio exhibition will be on display in the Community Gallery's East Wing. • FR (4/5), 7-9pm - An opening reception for all new exhibits will be held in the Turchin Center. ART AT bRevARd COlleGe Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.brevard.edu/art or 884-8188. • Through FR (4/5) - A juried student

show will be on display in the Spiers Gallery. ART AT mARS hIll COlleGe Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am5pm. Info: www.mhc.edu. • Through WE (5/8) - An exhibit of playing cards will be on display in the Renfro Library. ART AT UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.unca.edu. • Through TU (4/9) - A juried student exhibition will be on display in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. • FR (4/5) through SU (4/14) - The new media juried student show will be on display in the Highsmith University Union Gallery. • FR (4/5), 3-6pm - Opening reception for new media show. ART AT wCU Exhibits on display in the Fine Art Museum, unless otherwise noted.


Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: www.fineartmuseum. wcu.edu or 227-3591. • Through FR (5/10) - Critology: Considering the Art of the Critic/ Curator.

Asheville Radical Mental Collective will host Madlands: A Multimedia Exploration of Mental Health, Sanity and Liberation, "a group show of visual and performance art focused on themes of mind/heart/life." FlOOd GAlleRy The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: www.floodgallery.org or 2542166. • FR (4/5) through SA (5/25) - End of Empire, works by Margaret Curtis.

ARTeTUde 89 Patton Ave. Sun., noon-5; Mon.Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am7pm. Info: www.artetudegallery.com or 252-1466. • Through MO (4/8) - Simple Elegant, works by Jo Ridge Kelley.

FOlk ART CeNTeR MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Info: www.craftguild.org or 298-7928. • Through TU (5/7) - Works by Marti Mocahbee (clay) and Bernie Rowell (mixed media).

ARTISTS OF TOmORROw • Through FR (4/5) - Artists of Tomorrow features works by Henderson County students. On display at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St. Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info: acofhc@bellsouth.net or 693-8504. AShevIlle AReA ARTS COUNCIl GAlleRy 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: www.ashevillearts.com or 258-0710. • Through FR (4/5) - Apotheosis, works by Tom Pazderka. • FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Artist business brainstorming sessions will feature one-on-one opportunities for artist entrepreneurs. Free or by donation. Call to confirm dates. • WE (4/10) through SA (4/27) Photography by Erin Brethauer. 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: www.ashevilleart. org or 253-3227. • WE (4/3), 3-5pm - Free admission. • Through SU (7/21) - The WellMade World, featuring craft objects from the permanent collection, will be on display in the Holden Community Gallery. • Through SU (6/9) - The Philadelphia Story: Contemporary Figurative Work Drawn from the Academy will be on display in the North Wing. • Through SU (4/14) - In the Camps: Photographs by Erich Hartmann will be on display in the East Wing.

GAlleRy 86 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Mon.Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: www.haywoodarts.org. • WE (4/10) through SA (4/27) Works by Blue Ridge Watermedia Society members.

the joy of nia: Celebrate the season with dance and movement at Nia Carolina’s “Spring into Joy” benefit for Om Sanctuary on Saturday, April 6. (pg. 17) • Through SU (6/23) - Aaron Siskind: Abstract Expressionist Photographer will be on display in the North Wing.

and grey. Light refreshments served. Free. Info: joycehthornburg@gmail. com.

AShevIlle bOOkwORkS 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: www.ashevillebookworks.com or 255-8444. • Through FR (4/26) - After You, works by Stephen Pittelkow and Alyssa C. Salomon.

blACk mOUNTAIN CeNTeR FOR The ARTS Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www.BlackMountainArts.org or 669-0930. • Through FR (4/5) - Emerging artists annual exhibit.

AShevIlle FIRST FRIdAy ART wAlk • FIRST FRIDAYS, 5-8pm - The Downtown Asheville Art District will host a First Friday Art Walk throughout downtown. A free hopon, hop-off trolley tour is available. Info: www.ashevilledowntowngalleries.org. blACk ANd whITe ANd ShAdeS OF GRey • FR (4/5), 5pm - Artists of the Wedge Studios, Roberts Street in the River Arts District, will exhibit works on the theme of black, white

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blACk mOUNTAIN COlleGe mUSeUm + ARTS CeNTeR The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: www.blackmountaincollege.org or 350-8484. • Through SA (6/1) - No Ideas but in Things, works by Black Mountain College alumnus John Urbain. blUe SpIRAl 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm, and Sun., noon-5pm. Info:

www.bluespiral1.com or 251-0202. • Through SA (5/25) - Works by Mitchell Lonas, Olena Nebuchadnezzar and Ward H. Nichols. • Through SA (5/25) - New works by Peter Alberice (painting), Charles W. Goolsby (painting), Bryant Holsenbeck (mixed media), Jan Lee (ceramics), Michael Poness (ceramics) and David Sengel (wood). CeNTeR FOR CRAFT, CReATIvITy ANd deSIGN Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Mon.-Fri., noon5pm. Info: www.craftscreativitydesign.org or 890-2050. • Through FR (5/31) - Spoon/Fed, art inspired by "the archetype of the spoon." FIReSTORm CAFe & bOOkS Located at 48 Commerce St. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. firestormcafe.com or 255-8115. • FR (4/5), 6:30-8:30pm - The

GROvewOOd GAlleRy Located at 111 Grovewood Road. Jan.-March: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www.grovewood.com or 253-7651. • Through SU (4/7) - Arts and Crafts Legacy. hAeN GAlleRy 52 Biltmore Ave. Wed.-Fri., 10am6pm; Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.thehaengallery.com or 254-8577. • Through SA (4/20) - Natural Counterpoints, works by Larry Gray, Francis Di Fronzo and Clayton Santiago. hANdmAde IN AmeRICA Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: www.handmadeinamerica.org or 252-0121. • Through SU (6/30) - Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft. kANUGA wATeRmedIA wORkShOp exhIbITION • SU (4/7) through TH (4/11) Works by Kanuga Watermedia Workshop instructors will be on display at the Kanuga Conference Center, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville. Info: www.kanuga.

mONTe vISTA hOTel'S FIRST FRIdAy • 1st FRIDAYS, 5:30-8:30pm AnTHM Gallery's First Friday will feature art by Alan Kaufman, Bill Boyd and Nancy Moore. Held at the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Info: www.anthmgallery.com or 669-8870. mOUNTAIN heRITAGe CeNTeR On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: 2277129 or www.wcu.edu/mhc. • Through TU (5/14) - Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons. N.C. ARbOReTUm Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • Through SU (4/7) - Seeds up Close, works by Nancy Cook. pOTTeRy ClINICS • SATURDAYS through (5/25), 1pm - Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Ave., hosts weekly clinics on topics like slip decoration, loading a kiln, mixing glaze and more. Free. See website for weekly topic. Info: www.odysseyceramicarts.com or 285-0210. pUSh SkATe ShOp & GAlleRy Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: www. pushtoyproject.com or 225-5509. • Through SA (4/27) - Pointer: The Doubting Thomas, works by Larry Turner. SwANNANOA vAlley FINe ARTS leAGUe Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sat., 11am-3pm. Info: svfal. info@gmail.com or www.svfal.org. • Through MO (4/29) - Limited Palette, Unlimited Possibilities, works featuring no more than three pigments.

THE CASINO DASH!

Asheville to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

TUESDAY Day Trip Depart Asheville 9am-9:30am Arrive Harrah’s  10:45am Back in Asheville 4-4:30pm

org. • SU (4/7), 2:30-5pm - Opening reception.

$49

includes: Roundtrip • Snack & Beverage • PLUS $25 Gambling Voucher!

SATURDAY Night Trip Depart Asheville 4-4:30pm Arrive Harrah’s 5:45pm Back in Asheville: Midnight

We make the run, you have the fun! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Individuals/Groups: (828) 681-8585 • ashevilletrolleytours.com The Casino Dash is subject to cancellation if minimum 10 persons not booked. Must be 21 years old. Photo ID required. Asheville Historic Trolley Tours is an independent service and is not affiliated with Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

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fun fundraisers

B is for bee What: “Bring it to the Bee” spelling bee, to benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. Where: A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium. When: Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5. Info: litcouncil.com/event Why: In the age of spell-check, it’s rare to find those who can spell without the help of electronics. But spell-check won’t be available at the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s annual spelling bee. The competition will be fierce, pitting rivals against rivals (i.e., Malaprop’s versus Downtown Books and News versus Battery Park Book Exchange). LaZoom Comedy Tours’ David Ostergaard will emcee the bee and bring the hilarity — and humiliation. And cheer and step-dance teams will Bring it to the Bee in style. Spellers have been practicing words that would make a thirdgrader’s head spin. Or, if they haven’t been practicing, they should have been. Come and root them on — or heckle them — at this potentially rowdy event. Spectators are encouraged to wear their most outrageous outfits to show support for their favorite teams (there’s a prize for best costume). It’s all a super-fun benefit for the Literacy Council and its ongoing efforts to ensure that every child and adult in Buncombe County can read with ease. Photo by Max Cooper

THE CURIOSITY SHOPPE

ZAPOW!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

• SA (4/6), 5:30-7:30pm - The Curiosity Shoppe, 3028 U.S. 70, Black Mountain, will host a wine and cheese artist reception with Jerry Long, Fran Roberts, Laura Sellers and John Little. Info: 669-7467.

21 Battery Park, Suite 101. Mon., Wed. & Fri., noon-8pm. Thurs., noon-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun. 1-6pm. Info: www.zapow.net or 575-2024. • FR (4/5), 7-9pm - An opening reception for Space and Time Trifecta will feature art on the theme of Dr. Who, Star Wars and Star Trek, as well as free beer and music by Ben Holz.

• Through WE (5/1) - Battle of the Bands, to benefit Give to the Music, will accept submissions through May 1. Info: www.givetothemusic.org.

THE UPDRAFT 84 Walnut St. Sun., Mon.-Thurs., 11am-7pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Info: www.facebook.com/Updraft.Gallery. • Through SA (4/13) - Surroundings, paintings in wax and oil by Fleta Monaghan. TOE RIVER ARTS COUNCIL The TRAC Center Gallery is at 269 Oak Ave., in Spruce Pine. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. The Burnsville TRAC Gallery is at 102 W. Main St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10:30am5pm. Spruce Pine info: 765-0520. Burnsville info: 682-7215. General info: www.toeriverarts.org. • Through SA (4/6) - An exhibit of TRAC's teaching artists will be on display at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery. TRUE BLUE ART SUPPLY 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. trueblueartsupply.com. • FR (4/5) through TU (4/30) - Works by Bob Martin and Betty Carlson. • FR (4/5), 6-8pm - An opening reception will feature "acoustic" DJ Mike Gray and refreshments.

BIRDHOUSE BASH • Through SA (4/27) - Birdhouse submissions will be accepted for the Birdhouse Bash through April 27. Info: 476-4231. BLACK MOUNTAIN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

AUDITIONS & CALL TO ARTISTS ART ON MAIN • Through SA (6/1) - Art on Main will accept applications from artists through June 1. Info: www.acofhc. org. ASHEVILLE ART IN THE PARK • Through SA (6/1) - Regional artists are invited to apply for Asheville Art in the Park through June 1. Held Saturdays in June and October in Pack Square Park. Info: www. AshevilleArtinthePark.com. ASHEVILLE LYRIC OPERA • TH (4/11), 5-8pm - Asheville Lyric Opera will host auditions for Carousel and Suor Angelica at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square. Resume and headshot required. $5 audition fee. Info and appointment: www.ashevillelyric.org or 236-0670.

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• Through WE (5/1) - The Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show will accept applications from crafters through May 1. Info: www.olddepot. org. BREVARD FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWCASE • Through SA (6/1) - The Transylvania Community Arts Council will accept applications for Brevard's fine arts and crafts showcase through June 1. Info: tcarts@comporium.net or 884-2787. CALL FOR THEATER SUBMISSIONS • ONGOING - WNC One Source seeks casting calls for a comprehensive database of the region's collective performing arts talents. Submissions from performing artists, producers and companies welcome. Free. Info and submissions: www. wnconesource.com.

HILL HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST • ONGOING - Hill House Bed and Breakfast seeks artists to exhibit in its Hideaway Gallery guestroom. No fees or commissions. No phone calls please. Info: www.hillhousebb.com or info@hillhousebb.com. LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL • Through SA (6/15) - LEAF will accept applications from handcraft artists for its fall festival through June 15. Info: www.theleaf.com. MONTFORD PARK PLAYERS • WE (4/3), 6:30-9pm & SA (4/6), 1-5pm - Montford Park Players will host auditions for The Tempest at Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay St. Bring a headshot and resume, if possible. Info: www.montfordparkplayers.org. NEW OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL FOR WOMEN • Through WE (5/1) - New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College works to improve the lives of low-income women. Applications for this summer’s free three-week residential program will be accepted through May 1. Info: www.lmc.edu/nosw or 898-8905. OPEN STUDIO TOUR OF HENDERSON COUNTY • WE (4/3), 4:30pm - An informational meeting for artists interested in the Open Studio Tour of Henderson County will be held at Hendersonville Public Library, 301

N. Washington St. Free. Info: www. openstudiotourhc.com. TELLING OUR TALES • Through SA (4/13) - The Thomas Wolfe Memorial will accept submission for the "Telling Our Tales" student writing competition through April 13. Info: www.wolfememorial. com or 253-8304. THE BIG CRAFTY • Through SA (5/18) - The Big Crafty will accept applications from independent crafters through May 18. Info: www.thebigcrafty.com. TRAC ARTS ROADSHOW • The Toe River Arts Council seeks art donations for an Antiques Roadshow-style fundraiser. Info and deadline: www.toeriverats.org or 682-7215.

BENEFITS ASHEVILLE MUSIC SCHOOL • FR (4/5), 6:30pm - Asheville Music School will present a concert, to benefit the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund, featuring performances by AMS Sound Education outreach ensembles at Asheville Music School, 126 College St. $15 donation. Info: www.ashevillemusicschool.com. AVL RACE • SA (4/13) - Emanual Lutheran Church will host "The AVL Race,"

featuring physical and mental challenges similar to The Amazing Race. Held throughout downtown Asheville. Registration required by April 10. $25 per team of two. Proceeds benefit the church's Nicaragua Mission Team. Info and registration: www.avlrace.com. BIRTH STORY FILM SCREENING • SA (4/6), 5:30-9:30pm - A screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, to benefit Start From Seed, will be held in A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium. $30/$25 in advance. Info: www. birthstoryasheville.eventbrite.com. CELEBRATION OF COURAGE • TH (4/11), noon-1:30pm Celebration of Courage, to benefit The Healing Place, will feature lunch and a keynote address by abuse survivor Olga Trujillo. Held at Henderson Country Club, 300 Country Club Drive, Henderson. $75. Info: www.thehealingplace.info. CHARITY ART SALE • FR (4/5) through SU (4/7) - Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Road, will host a charity sale to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Prices vary. Info: www. grovewood.com or 253-7651. FREEDOM BALL • TH (4/4), 7pm - The Freedom Ball, to benefit Asheville Green Opportunities, will celebrate Glen Edward Chapman's exoneration and freedom with music and food. Held at the Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. $20. Info: www.thegreyeagle. com. GEMS FOR GEM • SA (4/6), 10am-2pm - A jewelry, handbag and accessories sale, to benefit the GEM (Gaining Educa tional Momentum) Fund, will be held at Beaverdam Fire Station, 450 Beaverdam Road. Prices vary. Info: skgrabel@yahoo.com or 5053826. KIDS AT WORK • TH (4/4), 6:30pm - A charity gala, to benefit Kids at Work, will feature a four-course meal prepared by students and a live auction with paintings by Jonas Gerard and others. Held at Chef Mo's Restaurant, 900 Hendersonville Road. $100. Info and reservations: kidsatwork.greg@ gmail.com or 508-3115. KINOBE BENEFIT CONCERT • SU (4/6), 7pm - "World-renowned African musician" Kinobe will perform at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 17 Shawnee Trail, to benefit Fount of Mercy, a nonprofit that provides orphan care in Uganda. $20 suggested donation. Info: www.fountofmercy.org or www.kinobemusic. com. LUNCHEON WITH OLYMPIAN MARION JONES • TU (4/9), 11:30am - A luncheon with Olympian Marion Jones will benefit scholarships for UNCA student athletes. Held in UNCA's Sherrill Center. $75. Info: uncabulldogs.com.


mASqUeRAde: The mANy FACeS OF leAdeRShIp • SA (4/6), 6:30pm - A masquerade ball, to benefit leadership Asheville, will feature food, music, dancing and drinks. Held at the Grove Park Inn Country Club, 290 Macon Ave. $60. Info: www.leadershipasheville.org or 348-0673. ReleASe yOUR INNeR ANImAl • TH (4/11), 6:30-9:30pm - Release Your Inner Animal, to benefit Animal Compassion Network, will feature a jungle-themed party, photobooth, costumes and music by DJ Marley. Hosted by Asheville Affiliates at The Millroom, 66 Asheland Ave. $25/$20 in advance. Info: http://avl.mx/rh. RIveR bOUNd RACe • SA (4/6), 8am - The River Bound Race, to benefit North Carolina Outward bound School, will depart from NCOBS Headquarters, 2582 Riceville Road. Info, cost and registration: www.riverboundrace.com. RUN FOR The pAwS • SU (4/7), 1:30-4:30pm - The Run for the Paws, to benefit brother wolf Animal Rescue, will feature a 5K run, 1-mile walk and "wagging wellness fair." Held at Fletcher Park, 85 Howard Gap Road. $30 for race/ free to attend. Info: www.bwar.org. SAhARA peACe ChOIR • SA (4/6), 2pm - "Everyone in the World" concert, to benefit hope house, will feature the Sahara Women's Peace Choir. Held at Ten Thousand Villages, 303 Lookout Road, Montreat. Free. Info: www. montreat.tenthousandvillages.com or 669-1406. ShAkeSpeAReAN dRAG ANd bURleSqUe ShOw • FR (4/5), 8-11pm - A Shakespearean drag and burlesque show, to support renovations to the hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, will be held at Club Metropolis, 38 N. French Broad Ave. $5. Info: www. montfordparkplayers.org. NIA dANCe • SA (4/6), 4:30-6:30pm - "Spring into Joy," to benefit Om Sanctuary, will feature Nia dance and a movement celebration of spring at the Om Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Drive. $20 suggested donation. Info: www.niacarolina.com or 255-2770. TRIvIA NIGhT • SA (4/6), 7:15pm - Trivia night, to benefit the Asheville humane Society, will be held at Asheville Event Centre, 221 Sweeten Creek Road. $15. Info and registration: www.ashevillehumane.org or 7612001. vOCAl blAST • SA (4/6), 8pm - Vocal Blast, Asheville's community show choir, will host a "Broadway-style concert" to benefit the Jpw Schierhorn Scholarship for Asheville City Schools. Held at Toy Boat Community Arts space, 101 Fairview Road. Donations. Info: d.thinkvoice. hensley@gmail.com or http://avl. mx/re.

wNC CheFS ChAlleNGe • TUESDAYS through (5/7), 6:30pm - The WNC Chefs Challenge pits the area's top chefs against each other for the title of Best Chef in WNC. Proceeds benefit eliada home. Held at Chestnut, 48 Biltmore Ave. $49 includes dinner. Info: www. ashevillewineandfood.com or info@ ashevillewineandfood.com.

classes, meetings & events New TO AShevIlle? (pd.) A great opportunity for women new to the area to make lasting friends, explore the surroundings and enrich their lives. Contact us! ashevillenewcomersclub.com The ArTisTs WAy • April 16-mAy 21 (pd.) The Artist's Way has helped millions achieve their creative dreams. Join us and achieve yours, April 16 for this 6 week workshop with James Navé, Tuesday evenings, 7pm-9pm. • Julia Cameron: "I cotaught with James Navé for 8 years. His work is an important force for change". Registration/Information: (919) 949--2113. www.jamesnave. com mAC bASICS ClASSeS AT ChARlOTTe STReeT COmpUTeRS (pd.) Mac Basics Computer Classes are being held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street. Class time is 9:30 - 10:30am. Mondays - Mac OS X Basics Level 1, Wednesdays - iPad Basics Level 1, Thursdays - Mac OS X Level 2, Fridays - iPad Basics Level 2first Tuesday of each month - iPhoto, second Tuesday each month - Safari, third Tuesday each month - iCloud, fourth Tuesday each month - iMovie. Registration is just $9.99 at www. charlottestreetcomputers.com/ classes. 150Th ANNIveRSARy OF The CIvIl wAR • ONGOING, 10am-5pm Henderson County Heritage Museum will observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with never-before-seen artifacts including military weaponry and uniforms at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 694-1619. AShevIlle RAdICAl meNTAl heAlTh COlleCTIve • TUESDAYS, 4:30pm - This "radical mental health community for those who experience self/world in ways that are often diagnosed as psychiatric disorders" meets for social time and discussion at the Vendor's Lounge in The Downtown Market, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Info: radmadasheville@theicarusproject.net. ASTRONOmy ClUb OF AShevIlle • 1st THURSDAYS, 7-9pm - The Astronomy Club of Asheville meets in UNCA's Reuter Center. See website for stargazing events. $20 per year. Info: www.astroasheville.org.

ChURCh OF The RedeemeR RUmmAGe SAle • SA (4/6), 8am-3pm - The Church of the Redeemer, 1201 Riverside Drive, Woodfin, will host a rummage sale featuring kitchen, bedroom and office items, clothing and baked goods. Prices vary. Info: 253-3588. dISCOveRING yOUR hIddeN ARTIST • SA (4/6), 2-5pm - Catch the Spirit of Appalachia presents the "Discovering Your Hidden Artist" workshop, focusing on pastels, color and composition. Held at Nature's Home Preserve, 399 Koi Mountain Lane, Tuckasegee. $36. Info: www. doreylart.yurtstudio.com or 2932239. embROIdeReRS' GUIld OF AmeRICA • TH (4/4), 9:30am-noon The monthly meeting of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will focus on weighted blankets for autistic children. Held at Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Info and cost: 654-9788. FIbeR eveNINGS • TUESDAYS, 4pm - Echoview Fiber Mill, 76 Jupiter Road, Weaverville, invites the public to bring knitting, spinning, weaving or other fiber projects for an evening of socializing and creativity. Free. Info: www.echoviewfarm.com. GlObAl ORphAN pROJeCT • SU (4/7), 2-3pm - A marketplace of Global Orphan Project products will support education, housing and food for orphans in Haiti and Uganda. Held at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Prices vary. Info: www.thegoexchange.org. hOSpITAlITy SkIllS TRAINING • MO (4/8), 12:30pm - Goodwill offers "fast, in-depth, hands-on training" for American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Classes provide direct contact with local area hotels. Registration available at the Goodwill Training Center, 1616 Patton Ave. Free. Info: 298-9023. qUeeR STUdIeS CONFeReNCe • TH (4/4) through SA (4/6) - The Queer Studies Conference will feature a panel discussion on Amendment One, spoken word performances and a keynote presentation with Maureen Seaton, Jose A. Munoz and Adela C. Licona. $20. Info and schedule: wgss.unca.edu/ queerconference. Re-ImAGINING dISAbIlITy IN ART ANd lIFe • SA (4/6), 10am-noon - Asheville Ability Arts will present “Beyond the Silver Lining: Re-Imagining Disability in Art and Life,” at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave. Free. Info: asheville.lr.edu. TRANSACTION dAy • TH (4/4), 10am-6pm - TRANSaction Day will feature an intergroup dialogue, student panel, strategies workshop, safe zone training, dinner

AMAZING MERCHANDISE for a great cause!

ESTATE SALE! THURS. APRIL 4 - SAT. APRIL 6 9AM - 5PM EACH DAY

Proceeds benefit CarePartners Foundation and CarePartners Hospice

Hospice Thrift Store has special deals every Thurs - Sat

105 Fairview Rd • Below the Screen Door in Biltmore cpestatesales.org for sale times, dates & special offers

Out to the Nations Conference

April 12th-14th • Asheville, NC An Inclusive Missions Conference for a Personal Mission

Pastor David Thomas Abundant Grace Church

Pastor Randy Morgan New Covenant Church, Atlanta

Pastor Sandra Turnbull

Janet Robertson

Author: God’s Gay Agenda

Encounter Missions International

Tom & Mike Jesus People Asheville

Cris Kimbrough Music

Register online at www.outtothenations.org or call 828-242-2454 or email: register@outtothenations.org

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and a town hall meeting throughout the WCU campus. Free. Info and schedule: news-prod.wcu.edu. wCU UNdeRGRAdUATe expO • WE (4/3) & TH (4/4) - WCU's undergraduate research symposium will present original research throughout campus. Free. Info and schedule: honors.wcu.edu or 2277383. weSTeRN CAROlINA AmATeUR RAdIO SOCIeTy • 1st THURSDAYS, 7pm - The Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society meets monthly at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. $20 for year-long membership; meetings free to attend. Info: www.wcars.org, 254-0513 or wd4cnz@charter.net. wNC kNITTeRS ANd CROCheTeRS • 2nd MONDAYS, 7pm - The Fletcher Branch of the WNC Knitters and Crocheters for Others makes handmade items for local charities. Meets at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road. Free. Info: 575-9195.

comedy COmedy OpeN mIC • FRIDAYS, 8pm - Hosted by Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Ave. Info: 255-7710 or www.facebook.com/ comedybarofsoap. dISClAImeR COmedy • FRIDAYS, 8-9:30pm - Disclaimer Comedy presents weekly comedy at Elaine's Piano Bar in the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Free. Info: www.disclaimercomedy.com. dISClAImeR STANd-Up lOUNGe • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm - Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge will be held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: www. DisclaimerComedy.com. JOe deROSA • TU (4/9), 9pm - Disclaimer Comedy presents comedian Joe DeRosa at Lexington Avenue Brewery, 39 N. Lexington Ave. $7. Info: www. DisclaimerComedy.com. SlICe OF lIFe COmedy • TH (4/4), 9pm - Stand-up comedy and booked open mic will include free snacks, drink specials and a raffle for charity. Held at Pulp, below the Orange Peel, 103 Hilliard Ave. $5. Info and booking: sliceoflifecomedy@gmail.com.

dance beGINNeR SwING dANCING leSSONS (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www. SwingAsheville.com

STUdIO zAhIyA

open house and cooking demo at Biltmore Inn, 1 Lodge St. Free. Info and registration: cshackelford@deerfieldwnc.org or 545-8082.

(pd.) Studio Zahiya, Downtown Dance Classes Monday 7:00-9pm • Bellydance 1 Tuesday 9-10am Hip Hop Booty Shakin Workout • 4-5pm Girls' Bellydance • 7-8pm West African Drumming • 8-9pm West African Dance • Wednesday7:30-9 Bellydance 2 • Thursday 9-10am Bellydance Workout • 4-5pm Kids Hip Hop • 6-7pm Bollywood • 8-9pm Hip Hop • Sunday 2-3pm BellyFit • 3-4pm FaithGirl. • $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. www.studiozahiya.com :: 828.242.7595

COOkING AT ITS FUNNeST • WE (4/3), 6pm - Celebrity Chef Mark Anthony will present "Cooking at Its Funnest," a program on plantbased health nutrition, weight loss, lower cholesterol and increased energy at Foster SDA Church, 375 Hendersonville Road. Presentation includes dinner. Free. Info: info@fosterchurch.com or www.fosterchurch. com.

A SAlUTe TO ROCkeTTe hISTORy • TH (4/4), 4:30pm - "A Salute to Rockette History" will feature 12 Rockette alumnae and WCU dance students in the college's WCU's Niggli Theatre. Free. Info: stageandscreen.wcu.edu or 227-3672.

SUdS SAmplING • SA (4/6), 6:30-8:30pm - A "suds sampling" of Highland Brewing Company beer will be held at the Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville. $15 for five beer and food pairings. Info: www.classicwineseller.com or 452-6000.

AShevIlle bAllROOm dANCe Asheville Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: www. ashevilleballroom.net or 274-8320, unless otherwise noted. • WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-10:30pm "Mostly Swing Dance Party" with DJ Phil Noland and Sonny Coren. $5. Info: 777-7445. • SU (4/7), 3-6pm - Sunday Afternoon Tea Jam featuring Heather Masterton Trio and DJ Phil Noland. $10. • MONDAYS, 8:30-10:30pm "Mostly Country Dance Party" with DJ Phil Noland and Sonny Coren. $5. Info: 777-7445.

wINe TASTING: ARTISAN GOURmeT mARkeT • THURSDAYS, 5-7pm - The Artisan Gourmet Market, 2 E. Market St., Black Mountain, will host wine tastings and appetizers. Free. Info: www.artisangourmetmarket.com or 357-5500.

heNdeRSONvIlle bAllROOm dANCe ClUb • 1st & 3rd FRIDAYS, 7:30-10pm The Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. $15 annual membership; $7 nonmembers per dance/$5 members. Info: d.c.dance.studio@morrisbb.net or 654-9708. SOUTheRN lIGhTS SdC Held at the Whitmire Activity Building, 301 Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Info and cost: 6933825. • SA (4/6), 7pm - Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will host "Showers of Food." Advanced dance at 6pm.

eco CARROTmOb • WE (4/10), 8:30am-3pm - ECO will host Carrotmob, a chance for the public to encourage green efforts by supporting local businesses en mass. Held at The Green Room Cafe and Coffeehouse, 536 North Main St., Hendersonville. A percentage of profits go toward the restaurant's efforts to serve local, organic produce. Regular restaurant prices apply. Info: www.eco-wnc.org or 692-0385. wNC SIeRRA ClUb Info: www.wenoca.org or 251-8289.

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comedy to die for: Comedian, actor and writer Joe DeRosa will bring his “You Will Die” tour to Lexington Avenue Brewery on Tuesday, April 9. (pg. 18) • WE (4/3), 7pm - A meeting of the Sierra Club will feature "North Carolina's Energy Future: Climate Change and Home Energy Efficiency," with Jake Crouch of the National Climatic Data Center and efficiency expert Amy Musser. Held at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place. Free.

festivals N.C. SCIeNCe FeSTIvAl • FR (4/5) through MO (4/22) - The N.C. Science Festival will feature lectures, stargazing, a wildflower walk, LEGO summit and more. Most events are free. Info and schedule: www.ncsciencefestival.org. wNCA SpRING GATheRING • SA (4/6), 10am-9pm - Western North Carolina Alliance will host a spring gathering featuring hikes, a leadership workshop, BBQ and music. Held at the Community Table, 23 Central St., Sylva. $7/$5 members. Info: www.wnca.org.

27- May 18. Asheville at NYS3: www. nys3.com or 917-710-2805. Fly FIShING FIlm TOUR • TH (4/4), 7pm - The Fly Fishing Film Tour will feature short and feature length films about the lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. Hosted by Hunter Banks Co. at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. Pre-party with beer and food begins at 5pm. $15/$10 in advance. Info: www.thef3t.com. The GATekeepeRS • TH (4/4), 7pm - A screening of The Gatekeepers will include a discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Held at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. Regular movie prices apply. Info: www.fineartstheatre.com. wIld ANd SCeNIC FIlm FeSTIvAl • TH (4/4), 7-10pm - The Wild and Scenic Film Festival features 14 short films on the global environmental movement. Held at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. $10/$6 students. Info: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.

film food & beer INTROdUCTION TO FIlmmAkING (pd.) Process to Product with Bill Pivetta and Special Guest Top Industry Educator, Director & Filmmaker. 4 Saturdays 9-2pm: April

AmeRICAN CUlINARy FedeRATION OpeN hOUSe • WE (4/10), 6-8pm - The American Culinary Federation will host an

wINe TASTING: meRRy wINe mARkeT • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - The Merry Wine Market, 108 W. State St., Black Mountain, will offer wine tastings. Free. Info: www.themerrywinemarket.com or 669-9050.

government & politics AShevIlle ObJeCTIvISTS • WE (4/10), 7pm - Those interested in Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism are invited to a meeting at Denny’s, 1 Regent Park Blvd. Free. Please RSVP: avlobj@att.net. bUNCOmbe COUNTy RepUblICAN wOmeN'S ClUb • 2nd THURSDAYS, noon - The Buncombe County Republican Women's Club will meet at Cornerstone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road. Learn about local/state political issues and participate in discussions. Restaurant prices apply. Info: 277-7074 or gakeller@gakeller.com.

bly meeting in Pritchard Park. Free. Info: www.occupyasheville.org.

Kids CAmp mUddy SNeAkeRS (pd.) • ONGOING: Camp Muddy Sneakers will run eight week sessions June 3-Aug. 2. Campers explore ecosystems in WNC through hands-on, experiential activities. The camp is for rising 4th-7th grade students. Info: www.campmuddysneakers.org. ASU TURChIN CeNTeR wORkShOpS Info and registration: www.tcva.org/ workshops. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-4:30pm Room 13 after-school arts program invites kids to choose drawing and construction projects. Free. • FRIDAYS, 3-4:30pm - Blazing Easels kids' workshop will be held in Turchin Center Room 3200. Free. • TUESDAYS, 3-4:30pm - A drawing club for kids will be offered in Turchin Center Room 3200. Ages 6-12. Free. COlbURN eARTh SCIeNCe mUSeUm Located in Pack Place at 2 South Pack Square. Info: 254-7162 or www. colburnmuseum.org. • 1st SATURDAYS, 1pm - Spacedout Saturdays features topics like heliophysics, life beyond earth, black holes and more. Free with membership or admission. COmmUNITy lUNCh ANd mAmA TIme • MONDAYS, 10am - The Tree House, 1020 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, hosts a community lunch and "mama time." By donation. Info: www.ashevilletreehouse.com or 505-2589. FAmIly ReCReATION plANNING • TH (4/11), 6-7:30pm - The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to learn about planning family activities including day trips, game nights and camping. Free. Held at the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free. Info: 456-2030.

lIbeRTARIAN pARTy OF hAywOOd • 2nd TUESDAYS, 7pm - "A forum for liberty-minded individuals to discuss their ideas and how to put them into action." Everyone is welcome. Meetings held at Oakleaf Furniture, 130 Miller St., Waynesville. Info: windymckinney@yahoo.com.

FIRST RObOT ClUbS • THURSDAYS, 7pm - Ashe-Bots is a FIRST Robotics Team and nonprofit STEM-based program for high school students ages 14-18. Group meets weekly at A-B Tech's Dogwood Building. Engineering and tech professionals are invited to mentor participants. Info: brookside891@att.net or http://avl.mx/ml. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 3-5pm - Buncombe County 4-H sponsors NXT FLL robot classes for serious beginners and experienced youth, ages 10-14, at 94 Coxe Ave. 4-H affiliation not required. Parental participation encouraged. Info: bearberry@charter.net or 258-2038.

OCCUpy AShevIlle GeNeRAl ASSembly • 1st SATURDAYS, 2pm - Occupy Asheville will hold a general assem-

JUNIOR ROlleR deRby • WEDNESDAYS, 4:45pm - Mad Divas Junior Roller Derby, for girls 12-17, holds open registration

bUNCOmbe GReeN pARTy meeTING • 1st MONDAYS, 6pm - Meetings held in The Fortune Building, 727 Haywood Road. Free. Info: www. buncombegreens.org.


throughout the year and meets weekly for practice at Tarwheels Skateway, 2134 Highway 70, Swannanoa. No skating experience necessary. $37 per month. Info: www.maddivas.com. kINdeRGARTeN ReAdINeSS SemINAR • TH (4/4), 6:30-8pm & TH (4/11), 9:45-11:15am - Paulette Sievert and the Black Mountain Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave., will host informal seminars on helping children prepare for kindergarten and establish reading skills. Free. Info: merit.tutoring@gmail.com or (952) 693-8897. pOp wARNeR FOOTbAll ANd CheeR ReGISTRATION • ONGOING - Registration for the 2013 Pop Warner football and cheer season will be open online through June. Scholarships available to those in need. Games held Saturdays. Info and registration: www.popwarnerymca.org. TeeNS GROwING Up STRONG • SA (4/6), 1-2:30pm - "Teens Growing Up Strong: Sexual Consent," for young men grades 7-12, will cover sexual rights and ethics. Held at Women Wellness and Education Center, 24 Arlington St. $20. Info: www.mountainsexology. com. yOUTh bRIdGe • SATURDAYS, 10:30am - The Asheville Bridge Room hosts youth bridge for 6-8th graders at storefront C1 in the River Ridge Shopping Center, 800 Fairview Road. Free. Info: 658-9398 or lindan49@charter. net. yOUThqUeST STep INTO SpRING • SA (4/6), 8am - The Ethical Society of Asheville invites kids to participate in a YouthQuest bird watch, featuring storytelling, refreshments and arts and crafts. Held at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, Merrimon Ave. Free. Info: 713-2974.

music SONG O' Sky ShOw ChORUS (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: www. songosky.org Toll Free # 1-866-8249547. AmICImUSIC www.amicimusic.org. • SA (4/6), 3pm - "Blissful Brahms" will feature works by Brahms and Mendelssohn at a private Grove Park home. $35. Info and registration: daniel@amicimusic.org or 5052903. --- 7:30pm - "Ragtime Romp," a solo show with Daniel Weiser (piano), will be held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $15/$5 students. Info: www. whitehorseblackmountain.com. AShevIlle COmpOSeRS SeRIeS • TH (4/11), 7:30pm - The Asheville Composers Series will feature UNCA faculty and students performing

works by local composers. Held in the university's Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info: www.unca. edu. blACk mOUNTAIN dRUm CIRCle • SATURDAYS, 4pm - Steven Townsend hosts a traditional West African drumming workshop, followed by an open drum circle, weekly at the Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain. All skill levels welcome. Free. Info: 669-2052. blUe RIdGe mUSIC TRAIl lISTeNING SeSSION • TU (4/9) through SA (5/4) - Blue Ridge Music Trails will host a series of public listening sessions throughout WNC. Free. Info, registration and locations: brnha.dale@gmail. com or 708-7907. bRevARd COlleGe SymphONIC wINdS • TU (4/9), 7:30pm - The Brevard College Symphonic Winds will perform in the college's Scott Concert Hall. Free. Info: www.brevard.edu. bRIAN heRmANSON • SU (4/7), 7:30pm - Brian Hermanson (clarinet) will perform in WCU's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242. COURTyARd GAlleRy OpeN mIC • MONDAYS, 8-11pm - Jarrett Leone hosts an open mic at the Courtyard Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Musicians, storytellers, poets, filmmakers and other artists welcome. Free. Info: 707-1859. dJembe leSSONS • MONDAYS, 7:30pm - Larry McDowell will offer djembe, dunn and hand drum lessons at the French Broad Grocery Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. Free; donations accepted. eddIe ROSe ANd hIGhwAy FORTy • FR (4/5), 8pm - Eddie Rose and Highway Forty (bluegrass) will perform at the Maggie Vallley Opry, 3605 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. $12. Info: www.raymondfairchild.com or 648-7941. FlAT ROCk plAyhOUSe Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • TU (4/9) through SA (4/13) - Music on the Rock: A Tribute to the Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival will be performed at the downtown location. 8pm. $24. FRee plANeT RAdIO • SA (4/6), 7:30pm - Free Planet Radio (jazz-fusion) will perform at Laughing Waters Retreat, 3963 Gerton Highway. $15/$12 in advance. Info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/351502 or 625-4780. FRIdAy NIGhT lIve • FRIDAYS, 7-10pm - The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville, showcases local and

regional music weekly. Info: www. classicwineseller.com or www.facebook.com/theclassicwineseller. $10 food or drink purchase requested. • FR (4/5), 7-10pm - A tribute to The Beatles and Elton John with Joe Cruz. GROwTh ANd eNlIGhTeNmeNT ThROUGh mUSIC • FR (4/5), 7pm - Tristan (singersongwriter) and friends will perform a house concert at Kenilworth Inn Apartments, 60 Caledonia Road, Apt. 109. $30 includes dinner. Info and registration: www.tristanmusic. com or 318-7849. heNdeRSONvIlle ChAmbeR mUSIC • SU (4/7), 3pm - Hendersonville Chamber Music will present the Marc Yaxley Trio at First Congregational Church, Fifth Avenue and White Pine Street, Hendersonville. $17. Info: www.hendersonvillechambermusic.org. heNdeRSONvIlle SymphONy ORCheSTRA • SA (4/6), 7:30pm - The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra will perform "Spring Romance" in BRCC's Conference Hall. $30. Info: www.hendersonvillesymphony.org or 697-5884. JOhANN IN The Sky wITh dIAmONdS • FR (4/5), 7:30pm - "Johann in the Sky with Diamonds" will feature the music of The Beatles and Bach performed by James Barr at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. A portion of proceeds benefit WNCAP. $23/$20 students and seniors. Info: www.jamesbarrproductions.com. JUdI lAmpeRT • SU (4/7), 4pm - Judi Lampert (flute) and friends will perform in UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info: www.unca.edu. lAURA bOOSINGeR ANd JOSh GOFORTh • SA (4/6), 7:30pm - Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth (singer-songwriters, old-time) will perform at The Depot, 180 S. Main St., Marshall. $15. Info and tickets: 206-2332. Old-TIme ANd blUeGRASS JAm • TH (4/4), 7pm - WCU's Mountain Heritage Center, located on the ground floor of the university's H.F. Robinson Administration Building, will host a bluegrass concert and jam featuring the Phil and Gaye Johnson. Free. Info: 227-7129.

SmOky mOUNTAIN bRASS qUINTeT • TU (4/9), 7:30pm - The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform in WCU's Coulter Building. Free. Info: www.wcu.edu. ST. mATThIAS mUSICAl peRFORmANCeS Located at 1 Dundee St. (off South Charlotte). Info: 285-0033. • SU (4/7), 3pm - Serpentine Arborvitae (jazz vocals). Donations encouraged. The GIbSON bROTheRS • FR (4/5), 7:30pm - The Gibson Brothers (bluegrass) will perform in Caldwell Community College's J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. $15/$8 children. Info: www.broyhillcenter.com or 726-2407. TRIO SOlISTI • FR (4/5), 8pm - The Asheville Chamber Music Series presents Trio Solisti (piano trio). Held at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. $35/students free. Info: www.ashevillechambermusic.org or 575-7427.

outdoors beAUTIFUl lAke JAmeS mARINA • BoAT slips AvAilABle (pd.) Beat the Summer rush and reserve a covered, uncovered or houseboat slip. Great location at Canal Bridge. Security, gas sales, marine store and customer lounge. Call (828) 584-0666. www.mountainharbourmarina.com eveNTS AT ReI Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or www.rei.com/ asheville. • WE (4/10), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune a derailleur. Please do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required.

public lectures ClImATe mONITORING ANd ClImATe ChANGe • TU (4/9), 1pm - "Climate Monitoring and Climate Change," with a NOAA's National Climatic Data Center scientist. Presented by the Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning in BRCC's Patton Building, Room 150. $20. Info: www.blueridge.edu or 694-1740.

ORGAN ReCITAl • SU (4/7), 3pm - An organ recital featuring Joby Bell will be held in WCU's Porter Center. Free. Info: www.brevard.edu.

peTeR ChAveAS • WE (4/3), 1pm - Peter Chaveas, former ambassador to Sierra Leone and Malawi, will speak about African issues in Mars Hill College's Belk Auditorium. Free. Info: www.mhc. edu.

pAN hARmONIA • TH (4/4), 7pm - Pan Harmonia presents "The Passion and the Pinot," a chamber music concert and wine tasting, at The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville. Info: www.classicwineseller.com or 452-6000.

pUblIC leCTUReS & eveNTS AT UNCA Events are free unless otherwise noted. • FR (4/5), 11:25am - "Fin de Siecle to Modernism," with Peter Caulfield, professor of literature, and Melodie Galloway, assistant professor of

music. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca.edu or 2516808. --- 11:30am - “Artifacts and Archaeology: The Ancient Peoples of the Asheville Region,” with George Stuart. Held in the Reuter Center. Info: 251-6140. • MO (4/8), 11:25am - “Persia and the Hellenistic World,” with Grant Hardy, professor of history. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca.edu or 251-6808. wNC ART pOTTeRy • TH (4/4), 7pm - Potter Rodney Leftwich will present a lecture on WNC pottery in A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium. A reception will immediately follow in the school's Smith-McDowell House Museum. Sponsored by WNC Historical Association. $10. Info: smh@wnchistory.org.

spirituality OpeN heART medITATION (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 296-0017 or 367-6954 http://www.heartsanctuary.org A bARbARA mARCINIAk ChANNelING eveNT (pd.) April 26,27 (Friday-Saturday). Barbara channels the Pleiadians who share their perspectives about our changing world. Lecture/channeling Friday 7pm-10:30pm: $40. Workshop/channeling Saturday 10am-6pm: $85. Cash or money order only. Ramada River Ridge Hotel, 800 Fariview Road, Asheville. Reservations recommended: (828) 298-6300 or ashevilleclass@yahoo. com ASTRO-COUNSelING (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828) 258-3229. AShevIlle COmpASSIONATe COmmUNICATION CeNTeR (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 252-0538 or www.ashevilleccc.com. • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15 mINdFUlNeSS medITATION ClASS (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Info: 258-3241. www.billwalz.com. Mondays, 7-8pm – Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. At the Asheville Friends Meeting House at 227 Edgewood Ave. (off Merrimon). Donation.

eARTh GReeN medICINe lOdGe wOmeN'S ReTReAT (pd.) Join a small group of women in discovering spiritual understanding through ceremony, art, plants, and re-creation. Enrich yourself while exploring new possibilities for relationship with the natural world. Saturday, May 11th 11:00 AM through lunch on Sunday $125 covers all meals, shared accommodation materials and supplies. To Register, contact Judith Brooks 919-260-1430 e-mail: jabrooks1@bellsouth.net or Zoe Allison Rockingbear 828-2840975 www.earthgreenmedicinelodge.com eCk wORShIp SeRvICe “STeppING TOwARd dIvINe lOve” (pd.) "The habit of love is catching; it builds, gains momentum, and becomes easier. But like a plant that needs watering and loving care each day, the habit of love takes constant attention." Experience stories from the heart on this topic, beautiful music and more, followed by fellowship and a pot-luck lunch. (Donations accepted). Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11 a m to 12 noon, Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Rd. (lower level), Asheville NC 28806, 828-254-6775. www. eckankar-nc.org whO Am I? The bASIC GOOdNeSS OF beING hUmAN (pd.) How can we answer this question? With gentle openness towards ourselves we contact our fundamental goodness through meditation, contemplation and dialogue. Sundays April 14 - May 26. 1:00pm-3:30pm. Info: www.asheville. shambhala.org Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center A COURSe IN mIRACleS • 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 6:30-8pm - A Course in Miracles, a "truly loving, open study group," meets at at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road. Info: 712-5472. FIRST CONGReGATIONAl UNITed ChURCh OF ChRIST Located at Fifth Avenue W. and White Pine Drive, Hendersonville. Info: www.fcchendersonville.org. • SU (4/7), 9:15am - "The Legacy of Howard Thurman." GReAT TRee zeN Temple • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS - Great Tree Zen Temple, a residential facility for women in the Soto Zen tradition, provides programs and practice for everyone, including families and children. See website for full schedule, including monthly retreats and more. Located at 679 Lower Flat Creek, Alexander. Info: www.greattreetemple.org or 645-2085. heARTSpeAk • TU (4/9), 7-9pm - HeartSpeak, with Cathy Holt, will focus on listening skills, heart coherence and empathic connections. Held at West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. Free. Info and registration: www.heartspeakpeace. com or 545-9681.

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kIRTAN wITh SANGITA devI • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - "Kirtan is bhakti yoga, the path of devotion, the path of the heart. It is a tradition and spiritual practice which brings us to a deep place of tranquility through chanting the divine names." Hosted by Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot St. $10-$15 suggested donation. Info: toriabfree@gmail.com or nourishflourishnow.com. lIGhT CeNTeR 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: www.urlight.org or 669-6845. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-3:30pm Prayer and meditation for United States and world conditions. Free. • ONGOING, 10am-5pm - Open meditation to music with energy balancing lights. By donation. • SA (4/6), 7pm - "Max the Ancient Crystal Skull is a scientific anomaly." Learn about the skull's "history and what scientists say about him" during a presentation at the Light Center, followed by meditation and guided journey. $35. Info: 707-2162. • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer/meditation for World Peace. Free. mOdeRN-dAy medITATION • MONDAYS, 8pm - "Experience a powerful meditation practice for this age that will help open your heart, deepen your connection, calm your being and clear your mind." All levels welcome; 18 and over. Held at 24 Arlington St. $10. Info: neals@miracle.org. mOTheR GROve GOddeSS Temple • SA (4/6), noon-5pm - Mother Grove Goddess Temple, 70 Woodfin Place, will host a "Fortune's Fool" spring celebration featuring arts and crafts, a flower bulb sale, psychic and intuitive readings and chair massages. Free to attend/$5 craft workshop/$1 per minute for readings and chair massages. Info: info@ mothergroveavl.org or 230-5069. New SeedS pRIORy • WEEKLY - New Seeds Priory, a Christian-Buddhist practice community, offers a variety of weekly and monthly services in Black Mountain. See website for schedule and location. Info: www.newseedspriory. weebly.com. The ART OF peACeFUl lIvING • SUNDAYS, 7pm - "Learn to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to develop a peaceful mind and tackle daily problems," with Buddhist teacher Sharon Lovich at Rainbow Mountain Children's School, 574 Haywood Road. Course Includes guided meditation, talk and discussion. $8/$5 students/ children free. Info: meditationinasheville@gmail.com. ThURSdAy NITe IN ClASS • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This circle of spiritual friends gathers weekly for meditation, drumming, sweat lodge, vision quest and a celebration of creation. Free. Info and location: stevenmitch@charter.net.

spoKen & Written Word bUNCOmbe COUNTy pUblIC lIbRARIeS lIbRARy AbbRevIATIONS - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n eA = East Asheville Library (902 Tunnel Road, 250-4738) n Fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n le = Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, 250-6480) n pm = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n Sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n wv = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through SA (4/13) - An exhibit of storybook character dolls will highlight local authors. pm • WE (4/3), 3pm - Book club: The Time In Between by Maria Duenas. wv -- 5pm - Swannanoa Knitters. Sw • WE (4/3), 3:30pm - The N.C. Arboretum will present a program on backyard science. pm • TH (4/4), 6pm - Book club: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Sw --- 6:30pm - Book club: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard. eA • TU (4/9), 1pm - Book club: Dewey by Vicki Myron. le --- 7pm - The Art of Acupressure. wv • TH (4/11), 3pm - Free class on using the Buncombe County Register of Deeds website. Registration required: library@ buncombecounty.org. pm --- 1pm - Book club: The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal. Fv CITy lIGhTS bOOkSTORe Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.citylightsnc.com or 586-9499. • FR (4/5), 6:30pm - Keith Flynn will present his new collection of poetry Colony Collapse Disorder. dO Tell STORyTellING FeSTIvAl • SA (4/6) & SU (4/7) - The Do Tell Storytelling Festival will feature workshops, a storyteller showcase and music. Held at Downtown Flat Rock Playhouse, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. Info, cost and schedule: www.dotellfestival.org or 693-0731. FOUNTAINheAd bOOkSTORe Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.fountainheadbookstore.com or 697-1870. • TU (4/9), 5pm - Ann B. Ross will present her book Miss Julia Stirs up Trouble. GRATeFUl STepS Publishing house located at 159 S. Lexington Ave. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. gratefulsteps.com or 277-0998.

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• SA (4/6), 12:30pm - Steve Jones will present his book Life in America and J. Terry Hall will present Notes from the Chalkboard. Geared towards children and parents. Lunch served at noon. INFORmAl pOeT/SONGwRITeR GROUp • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm Facilitated by poet/songwriter Patrick Frank. Meets at Panera Bread, 1843 Hendersonville Road. Free. RSVP requested. Info: 5051914 or patrickgfrank@gmail.com. mAlApROp'S bOOkSTORe ANd CAFe 55 Haywood St. Info: www.malaprops.com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (4/3), 7pm - Book club: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. • TH (4/4), 7pm - Gar Alperovitz, professor of political economy at the University of Maryland, will present his book What Then Must We Do? • FR (4/5), 7pm - A.C. Grayling will present his book The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and For Humanism. • SA (4/6), 7pm - Keith Flynn will present his new collection of poetry Colony Collapse Disorder. • SU (4/7), 3pm - Poetrio will feature Terrence Degnant, Jan LaPerlem, Clay Matthews and Ida Stewart. • MO (4/8), 7pm - Mystery book club: Force of Nature by C.J. Box. • TU (4/9), 7pm - "All Romance All the Time" book club: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Meets at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave. • WE (4/10), 7pm - Poetry open mic. • TH (4/11), 7pm - Debra Travis will discuss the work of Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict. NIkky FINNey • TH (4/11), 7:30pm - Nikky Finney will present her four books of poetry, including Head Off and Split, in WCU's Coulter Building. Free. Info: ace.wcu.edu or 227-3622. phIlIp SChUlTz • TH (4/4), 7pm - Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and author Philip Schultz will read at LenoirRhyne University's P. E. Monroe Auditorium, 625 7th Ave. NE, Hickory, as part of the school's ongoing Visiting Writers Series. Free. Info: http://visitingwriters. lr.edu. SpellbOUNd ChIldReN'S bOOkShOp 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.spellboundchildrensbookshop.com or 232-2228. • SU (4/7), 4-5pm - The Royal Book Club, open to adults interested in young adult fiction, will discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. TOmmy hAyS • TH (4/4), 7:30pm - Tommy Hays will present his novels In the Family Way and The Pleasure Was Mine in

Brevard College's McLarty-Goodson Building, Room 125. Free. Info: 577-8324. USed bOOk SAle • FR (4/5), 9am-5pm & SA (4/6), 9am-3pm - The Friends of Madison County Library will hold a used book sale at 1335 N. Main St., Marshall. Info: marshallbooksale@ gmail.com. wCU SpRING lITeRARy FeSTIvAl • MO (4/8) through TH (4/11) - The WCU Spring Literary Festival will feature poetry, fiction and nonfiction writers. Info, schedule and locations: www.litfestival.org or 227-7264. yOUTh pOeTRy SlAm • FR (4/5), 7pm - New York Studios 3, 2002 Riverside Drive, Woodfin, will host a youth poetry slam. Poets will not be censored. $10/$5 students. Info: www.ashevilleactingclasses.com.

sports “mASTeR The ART OF RUNNING” wORkShOpS (pd.) April 25 6-9 pm and April 27 9:30am-1pm. Internationally renowned coach Malcolm Balk (Pose Method, Level 4 Athletics Coach, Alexander Technique). All levels. Video analysis. Earlybird specials! FormFitnessFunction.com 828-225-3786 ywCA ClUb w TRIAThlON TRAINING (pd.) YWCA Triathlon Training will begin on April 6 and conclude with the Asheville Triathlon on July 21. Cost: Club W members $100.00; non-members $240.00 (includes membership April 6 - July 21). Instructor is Ryan Madamba. More info: 254-7206 x 203, ywcaofavl.org. dISC GOlF leSSONS • ONGOING - Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St., will offer individual and group disc golf lessons. $5/free for members. Info and schedule: recspecialolympics@townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030. INTRO TO ROwING ANd CRew • SA (4/6), 10am & noon - The Asheville Rowing Club will host an introduction to rowing and crew at Lake Julian Park, 2181 Hendersonville Road. Boats provided. $20. Info and registration: www. ashevillerowing.org. RIveR bOUNd RACe • SA (4/6), 8am - This "award-winning trail race" will be held on the grounds of Warren Wilson College and include a 5k, 10k, 15k and half marathon. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local youth, teachers and veterans attending NCOBS courses. $30. Info and registration: www. riverboundrace.com.

TeAm RIveR RUNNeR • ONGOING - Local nonprofit Team River Runner seeks veterans of all ages interested in learning to kayak for health and healing. Info: trr.asheville@gmail.com.

tHeater bUSINeSS FOR ACTORS weekeNd INTeNSIve wORkShOp (pd.) For adults and youth: headshots, resumes, auditioning, a guide to parenting in the film industry, microprenuership and more. Apr. 6-7. Asheville at NYS3: www.nys3. com or 917-710-2805. AppAlAChIAN OpeRA TheATRe • TH (4/4) through SU (4/7) Appalachian Opera Theatre will perform Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Bastien und Bastienne by Mozart in ASU's Rosen Concert Hall. Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $10/$8 ASU students. Info: 2624046. AShevIlle AeRIAl ARTS • SU (4/7), 7pm - Asheville Aerial Arts will present Vertical, featuring music, magic, juggling and aerial performances. A dance party follows at 9pm. Held at the Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. $15/$5 children. Info: www.AshevilleAerialArts.com. FlAT ROCk plAyhOUSe Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (4/21) - The Odd Couple, the story of a "neat freak and sloppy sportswriter." Performed on the Mainstage. Wed.-Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $35/$33 seniors/$25 students. hAywOOd ARTS RepeRTORy TheATeR • SA (4/6) & SU (4/7) - The WCU School of Music and Haywood Arts Repertory Theater present The Medium, an opera about three women who "cheat vulnerable clients through fake séances." Held at HART, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15/$12 seniors/$6 students. Info: 456-6322. heNdeRSONvIlle lITTle TheATRe 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or www.hendersonvillelittletheater.org. • FR (4/5) through SU (4/21) Brighton Beach Memoirs, the story of a lower-middle-class teenager living in Brooklyn in 1937. Thurs.Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$15 students ages 18-25/$10 children 18 and under. mONTFORd pARk plAyeRS Info: 254-5146 or www.montfordparkplayers.org. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (4/28) - The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s comic farce about Victorian marriage,

will be performed at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Thurs.Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30pm. "Pay-what-we're-worth" night April 11. $15. NC STAGe COmpANy 15 Stage Lane. Info and tickets: 239-0263 or www.ncstage.org. • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (4/21) Shipwrecked. "This magical, theatrical story is based on the true story of the Victorian explorer and storyteller Louisde Rougemont." Wed.Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $16-$28. SpRING AwAkeNING • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (4/13), 7:30pm - Spring Awakening, the Tony Awardwinning Broadway show written by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik, will be performed in UNCA's Carol Belk Theatre. "Banned for nearly 100 years, the original play is one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces." Intended for mature audiences. A special matinee performance will be held Sun., April 7 at 2pm. $15. Info: smorris1@unca.edu or drama.unca.edu/theatre-unca. TheATeR AT blUe RIdGe COmmUNITy COlleGe Performances are held in Patton Auditorium at BRCC, Flat Rock. Tickets and info: www.blueridge. edu or 694-1849. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (4/11) until (4/21) - The Blue Ridge Community College drama department presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Thur.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $7/$5 faculty and students. TheATeR AT wCU Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Tickets and info: bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 227-2479. • TH (4/11) through SU (4/14) - The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical comedy about a fan who brings a cast recording of his favorite musical to life. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $20/$15 seniors and WCU staff/$10 students.

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. 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: jay@acsf.org 3506135.


lITeRACy COUNCIl OF bUNCOmbe COUNTy Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: 2543442, ext. 204. • 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 to adults in our community. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training as well as ongoing support from certified professionals. Orientation: may 8 and 9. Info: literacytutors@ litcouncil.com. mAd CITy mONey • TU (4/9), 8am-1:15pm - OnTrack WNC seeks volunteers for its Mad City Money program, which

pARTNeRS UNlImITed • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: partnersunlimited@juno.com or 281-2800. plAy ANd leARN lITeRACy pROGRAm • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am - Play and Learn, an eightweek pre-literacy program for 3-5-year-olds, will be held at various locations in Buncombe County. Sponsored by Smart Start. Free. Info and registration: marna.holland@asheville.k12.nc.us or 350-2904. RAISING ACTIve ANd heAlThy ChIldReN • TH (4/4), 5:30pm - “It Takes a Village: Raising Active and Healthy Children,” with Robert Pangrazi. Held in WCU's Killian Building, Room 102. Free. Info: 227-7311.

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• MO (4/8), 7-8:30pm - Cookie Night: Help bake cookies for families staying at the Lewis Rathbun Center, which provides free lodging for out-of-town families who have a loved one in an area hospital. Supplies provided. pAN hARmONIA • Pan Harmonia seeks volunteers to assist with chamber music concerts. Volunteers receive two tickets to the concert. Info: office@ pan-harmonia.org. ROAd TO ReCOveRy • The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatments as part of the Road to Recovery program.

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ART ON mAIN • Art on Main arts and crafts festival seeks volunteers for planning, set-up and tear-down. Info: acofhc@bellsouth.net or 693-8504. blUe RIdGe pRIde vOlUNTeeR meeT ANd GReeT • SU (4/7), 2-6pm - Meet Pride board members during a volunteer event at Edna's Coffee, 870 Merrimon Ave. Currently recruiting for committee members, volunteer event managers and general volunteers. Free coffee and cookies. Info: amyhuntsman@ hotmail.com or www.blueridgepride.com/Volunteer.php.

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weSTeRN NORTh CAROlINA AllIANCe • MO (4/8) & TU (4/9) - The French Broad Riverkeeper and the Western North Carolina Alliance seek volunteers to improve water quality in the Pisgah National Forest by building silt fences, dragging brush and raking. Equipment provided. Bring lunch, water and appropriate clothes. Info, location and time: cynthia@ wnca.org or 258-8737 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

fines to fit tHe crimes In March, the European Commission fined Microsoft 561 million euros (about $725 million) after, apparently, a programmer carelessly left out one line of code in the company’s Service Pack 1, containing European versions of Windows 7. That line, which Microsoft had agreed to include to settle charges that it was monopolizing the Web browser business, would have triggered the system to offer browsers other than Microsoft's own Internet Explorer. (That same month, the Danish government said Microsoft owed it about $1 billion dollars in unpaid taxes after taking over a Danish company. Microsoft had tried to route its taxes through notorious tax havens such as Bermuda. According to a March Reuters report, Denmark is among the first European countries to challenge such standard U.S. tax shenanigans and is expecting payment in full.)

woman to dinner (about $5 an hour) and a kiss on the cheek ($8). For $95, the “boyfriend” will spend the night — on the couch, of course, since sex isn’t part of the concept. Meanwhile, a new reality TV series highlights men (often gay men who haven’t come out to their parents) needing women for home visits. • The Fabulous British Government "safety Net": Heather Frost, 36, and her 11 children are getting a brand-new, specially designed house because the Tewkesbury Borough Council deemed inadequate the duplex the family had occupied for five years at taxpayer expense. Frost’s daughter needs a stable for her horse. • Authorities in Detroit continue to bill Lional Campbell for $43,000 in past-due child support. Campbell admits that he’s fallen behind, but he recently discovered that they were billing him for Michael, who died 25 years ago at age 3. Campbell had thought the support was for another child, born seven years later. The latest audit reduced Michael's balance to about $6,500. X

recurring tHemes • Being identified with the number 666 (the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation) continues to trouble the righteous. Walter Slonopas, 52, a maintenance worker for Contech Casting in Clarksville, Tenn., resigned in February after receiving his W-2 form — the 666th the company mailed out this year. Slonopas had been working for Contech for less than two years, yet he’d already been "assigned" that number twice before, on the company's payroll books and in its time-clock system. • The Phantom Black/Hispanic Perp: In February, victims of crimes in San Antonio, Texas, and Terrebonne Parish, La., told police they’d been assaulted by, respectively, a "Hispanic male" and an "unknown black man" but later admitted these “assailants” didn’t exist. San Antonio police learned that the victim had been accidentally shot by a friend who mishandled his gun. The Louisiana “victim” hadn’t been abducted, raped and had her baby stolen but had invented a phantom attack to hide her miscarriage from family and friends. • In China, busy young professional women unable to show off a boyfriend to their parents at New Year’s hire fake boyfriends for about $50 a day. Extras include accompanying the

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Kevin Mahoney knows the journey. During his 20 years in the Air Force, he reveals, "I drank a lot: I'll be perfectly honest." And after he returned home, "I started waking up at 3 a.m. feeling hopeless, night sweats, nightmares. All these mental health symptoms started ganging up on me, and I tried to self-medicate. I had PTSD and didn't even know it." It was only later, he continues, "when I'm getting therapy and alcohol-withdrawal medication, that I could come to a better place." But Mahoney also knows the system. Whether it's finding a counselor or working with mental health agencies, he knows where to go and what to do. A peer support specialist since 2010, he now helps others navigate that system. Besides completing the required 40 hours of training

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help is here: As of March 21, there were 838 certified peer support specialists in North Carolina, 65 of them in Buncombe County. Map courtesy of the Peer Support Specialist Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and receiving credentials from the state and the Behavioral Health Resource Program, however, peer support specialists have one other advantage: They're in recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse themselves. “It's like the old belief of 'Talk the talk and walk the walk,'” Mahoney explains. “People really begin to trust you, knowing that you may have come from a very similar place.” The concept of peers helping peers is nothing new in health care. Consumer satisfaction teams were first developed in Pennsylvania in the 1960s, so people interacting with the health care system could share their experiences with one another. In North Carolina, the idea of peer support specialists didn't get much attention until 1987, and it was another 20 years before the state established a training curriculum. Since then, the field's growth has been impressive. By 2009, there were about 250 certified peer support specialists in the state; in the last four years, that number has more than tripled. As of March 21, there were 838 certified peer support specialists in North Carolina, 65 of them in Buncombe County. Mahoney is part of an "assertive community treatment team" at RHA Behavioral Health Services, a group practice specializing in psychiatry, social work, nursing, substance abuse and vocational rehabilitation. To encourage inde-

pendence, the team teaches coping skills while engaging clients in normal daily routines and healthy social interactions. But the peer support specialist can offer something his colleagues probably can't. “We can provide therapists and case managers and medical staff to help the person, but at the end of the day, none of those people are going to really truly know what it's like to be in that particular situation, whereas a peer support specialist usually does,” says Sandy Fuete, RHA's director. “The peer support specialist may be the only one on that team that can say, 'Hey, I get that. I know how you're feeling in that situation. That's exactly where I was.'” Social worker Andrea Morris, who's trained more than 250 peer support specialists locally, says interest in the profession is growing. Almost 20 people signed up for a recent training she led at October Road Inc., an Asheville-based mental-health and substance-abuse care provider. “There's been a lot of demystifying about what a peer support specialist actually does. Providers have a better understanding of peer support," Morris explains. "The community is accepting and embracing the integrity and value of someone that has traveled the path to wellness — understanding the service they might provide to someone who is currently experienc-


ing that.” For her, the emergence of the field is a testament to “the resilience of the human spirit.” Official recognition by the state and Medicaid (which now reimburses agencies providing this service) is a key step, says Fuete. “They've made a nod to acknowledge that peer support is valuable. I think it has brought North Carolina into thinking more about the concept of recovery in terms of both mental health and substance abuse needs.” But Fuete, Morris and Mahoney all maintain that what's needed is a deeper shift in society's attitude toward recovery. “When a person is in the midst of significant mental illness or substance abuse symptoms, hope is often the one thing they're lacking,” notes Fuete. “There's so much stigma around mental illness and substance abuse that, often, people in the community could just not even conceptualize that people with a mental illness diagnosis could work and help other people. There's a lot of stereotypes.” Mahoney agrees. A person, he stresses, is "not a set of symptoms." For him, however, the most important part of his job is giving the people he works with a glimpse of what they might become. "My pathway may not be the same as someone else’s, and everybody has their own journey, but it shows them that it's possible to find a way." X

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wellnesscalendar AShevIlle CeNTeR FOR TRANSCeNdeNTAl medITATION ("Tm") (pd.) Free Introductory Talk: Thursdays. 6:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut. (828) 2544350. www.meditationAsheville.org pIlATeS ReFORmeR ClASSeS (pd.) 16+ reformer classes a week! Happy Body, 1378 Hendersonville Road. Registration required, $25 drop-in. www.AshevilleHappyBody.com or 277-5741 CARepARTNeRS mAll wAlkeRS • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 8am - The CarePartners Mall Walkers meet at the Asheville Mall food court, 3 S. Tunnel Road. Free. Info: 274-9567, ext. 8379. • 1st THURSDAYS, 8:30am - An additional walk departs from the Biltmore Square Mall food court, 800 Brevard Road. dAOIST TRAdITIONS COlleGe OF ChINeSe medICAl ARTS • WE (4/3), 5-7:30pm - Learn about programs of study and financial aid at the Daoist Traditions College spring open house. Jeffrey Yuen, dean of classical studies, will present "What is Healing?" 382 Montford Ave. Info: www.daoisttraditions. edu or 225-3993. GAINING CONTROl OF yOUR heAlTh • TU (4/9), 7pm - A program on using Chi to gain control of health issues will be held at Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. Free. Info: 250-6482. GeNTle yOGA FOR eveRy bOdy • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 9am - A slow and gentle style of yoga, particularly well-suited for all fitness levels, will be hosted at Lakeview Senior Center, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. $8 suggested donation. Info: kirklandyoga@charter.net. heAlING ARTS yOGA • SATURDAYS, 10:30am-noon - ASU offers yoga in the Turchin Center’s Mayer Gallery. All levels. $10/$5 ASU students. Info: www.tcva.org/calendar/super/id/853. heAlThy eATING 101 • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30pm - Asheville Family Fitness and Physical Therapy, 149 New Leicester Highway, hosts "a refreshing, informal class on all things health and wellness — especially food." $10/free for members. Info: www.ashevillefitspine.com.

lIve mORe, weIGh leSS • SU (4/7), 2pm - In this interactive talk, Laura Alonso will discuss why "diets don’t work, how cravings are your friend and issues related to permanent changes towards health." Held at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave. Free. Info: www. healthyemergence.com or laura@healthyemergence.com. Red CROSS blOOd dRIveS 100 Edgewood Road. Info: www.redcrosswnc.org or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TH (4/4), 1:30-6pm - Blood drive: Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road. Info: 669-6729. • FR (4/5), 8am-1:30pm - Blood drive: Industries for the Blind, 240 Sardis Road. Free lunch provided. Info: 667-9778 ext. 5827. • MO (4/8), 10am-2:30pm - Blood drive: Pack Memorial Drive, 67 Haywood St. Info: www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code buncombecounty. • WE (4/10), 3-7pm - Blood drive: Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler. Info: 667-4541. SpRING CleANING wITh AROmATheRApy OIlS • MO (4/8), 9am-noon & 1-4pm - A class on making safe, natural and effective house cleaning products with essential oils will be held at Mission Hospital’s Integrative Healthcare Wellness Resource Center, 50 Doctor’s Drive, 120 W. Annex. $30/$20 Mission employees. Info and registration: jhrnwr@msj.org or 213-8250. The CONSeNT IS…CAmpAIGN • Through (4/23), 6-8pm - A class for parents and adults who work with children and teens will foster positive views on sex, sexuality and healthy relationships. Held at Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville, 36 Montford Ave., Room 315. $5 donation. Info: www.ourvoicenc. org. The heAlThy veGeTARIAN • BI-WEEKLY TUESDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - Health coach Jessica Enzo will present "The Healthy Vegetarian" featuring "information and strategies to be the best vegetarian you can be." Held at Rise 'n Shine Cafe, 640 Merrimon Ave. $10 donation. Info: www.jenzohealthcoach.com. The SeCReT TO ThRIvING • MO (4/8), 7pm - "A dynamic talk and demonstration" with Dr. Brian T. Lumb. Learn how to release pain, tension and stress from the body

and find more happiness. Hosted by Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot St. Free. Info: www.nourishflourishnow.com or 255-2770. wAlk wITh A dOC • SA (4/6), 9-10:30am - The public is invited to take a group walk with a MAHEC doctor to discuss health topics and socialize. Departs from Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa. Free. Info: 250-4269. yOGA FOR veTeRANS • THURSDAYS, 4-5pm - Yoga for veterans, service members and their families will be offered by Happy Body Studio, 1378 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: www.ashevillehappybody.com/vets or 277-5741. • 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: kirklandyoga@charter.net. yOGA FOR wOmeN'S heAlTh • TUESDAYS, noon - "Dao Flow Yoga weaves together Daoism and Chinese medicine with the ancient technology of yoga. This style expands traditional poses to illuminate the healing energetics of the acupuncture meridian system." Hosted by Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, 239 S. Liberty St. Info: www.ashevilledonationyoga.com. zUmbA • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Toy Boat Community Arts Space, 101 Fairview Road, hosts weekly Zumba classes, combining "Latin rhythms with fun to create a workout that feels more like a party." $6. Info: kathy.bonyun@gmail.com or www.toyboatcommunityartspace.com.

support groups AdUlT ChIldReN OF AlCOhOlICS & dySFUNCTIONAl FAmIlIeS ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: www.adultchildren.org. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group,

Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 648-2924. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - A confidential study group based on the twelve steps of ACOA. Everyone welcome; no age or gender restrictions. Meets at the Clyde Town Hall, 8437 Carolina Blvd. Info: babeo2351@yahoo.com. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. 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: www.wnc-alanon. org 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. • 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. AShevIlle-bUNCOmbe COmmUNITy ChRISTIAN mINISTRy • TH (4/4), 4pm - An orientation for young parents interested in joining the Our Circle program, sponsored by Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, will be held at 207 Coxe Ave. Info and registration: 259-5310. • SA (4/9), 9am - Training for Our Circle allies will be held at the same location. bRevARd-heNdeRSONvIlle pARkINSON'S SUppORT GROUp • TU (4/9), 10am - The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson's Support Group will meet at BrevardDavidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard. Meeting will feature light Tai Chi exercises. Info: 685-7673. ChRONIC pAIN SUppORT GROUp • SUNDAYS, 12:30-1:30pm - Open to those with chronic pain, friends and family. Held at Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. Donations accepted. Info: 989-1555.

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wellnesscontinued CO-depeNdeNTS ANONymOUS A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm & SATURDAYS, 11am First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. (use back entrance). Info: 424-6594 or 398-8937. debTORS ANONymOUS • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info: www.debtorsanonymous.org. depReSSION ANd bIpOlAR SUppORT AllIANCe: mAGNeTIC mINdS • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9 pm - Magnetic Minds offers 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: www. MagneticMinds.weebly.com or 367-7660. eATING dISORdeRS AdUlT SUppORT GROUp • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - THE Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St., provides free weekly support groups for adults recovering from an eating disorder. Facilitated by licensed professionals. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required. Info: www.thecenternc. org or 337-4685. heART OF ReCOveRy • TUESDAYS, 6pm - A meditation and discussion group that integrates Buddhist meditation practice with 12-step recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and explore the relationship between addiction and meditation. Hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place. Info: www.asheville.shambhala.org. memORy CAFe • 1st MONDAYS, 1-3pm; 1st WEDNESDAYS, 2-4pm; 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm; 3rd THURSDAYS, 2-4pm - Memory Cafe is an opportunity for those living with the challenges of dementia to gather and socialize. Free. Info and locations: shendrix@mountainprojects.org, Asstminister@uuasheville.org, LBrown@FBCA. net or bettyrobbins@morrisbb.net. mS SUppORT GROUp • 2nd THURSDAYS, 4pm - This group for individuals newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis provides information and support for the dayto-day concerns of living with MS. Meets at Asheville Neurology Specialists, 31 Dogwood Road. Info: MScommunityWNC@gmail.com. NAmI SUppORT GROUpS The National Alliance on Mental Illness supports recovery for people living with mental illness and their families. Free. Info: www.namiwnc.org or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A Dual Diagnosis Support Group for those living with mental illness and substance abuse issues will be held at 3 Thurland Ave. • 2nd & 4th FRIDAYS, 6pm - An additional Dual Diagnosis support group will be held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. NAR-ANON • Nar-Anon provides support to relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one. "We share experience, strength and hope."

• TUESDAYS, 7pm - West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road; enter through back door. Info: robinplemmons@gmail.com. • WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050.

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OveRCOmeRS ReCOveRy SUppORT GROUp • MONDAYS, 6pm - A Christian-based 12-step recovery program that provides a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with lifecontrolling problems. Meets at 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: rchovey@ sos-mission.org. OveReATeRS ANONymOUS A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: 277-1975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 686-8131. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 697-5437. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 2524828. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 626-2572. pOlICe bRUTAlITy SURvIvORS' GROUp • THURSDAYS, 11am - This group meets weekly at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St., offering community and support to survivors of Police brutality. Open to all. Free. Info: 274-4576. 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: smartrecoveryavl@gmail.com or 407-0460. TRANS-pOSITIve SUppORT • 2nd & LAST THURSDAYS, 1pm - TransHealth Coordinators offers peer support for transgender people with HIV at WNCAP, 554 Fairview Road. Info: www.wncap.org or www.transhealthcoordinators.com. TRANSGeNdeR SUppORT GROUp • 2nd THURSDAYS, noon - WNCAP will host a transgender support group. Lunch and learn sessions on the last Thursday of the month. WNCAP office, 554 Fairview Road.Info: transhealth@rocketmail.com. mORe wellNeSS eveNTS ONlINe Check out the Wellness Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after April 11.

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You may have seen one of our trucks pass you on the highway “Nacho average grocery store” or seen the same slogan on our plastic bags. As Ingles Markets celebrates our 50th Anniversary we give you a few reasons why were are not your average supermarket: 1. Mr. Ingle’s first store was

5. We have a staggering amount

in Asheville and he grew of certified organic produce and the company by building products, we estimate over 2000 supermarkets in remote mountain items, including our own private communities(now we would call label - Harvest Farms. them “food deserts”) long before 6. Ingles has the largest selection they became sought after vacation of gluten free products - close and retirement destinations. to 2000 - more than any other 2. Before “buy local” was the “right regional supermarket chain. thing to do”, Ingles was sourcing 7. We work with local and regional from local farmers and ranchers. gluten free support groups and Often this was the only option sponsor Gluten Free Expos in when Mr. Ingle opened his first Asheville (4/27/13) and Greenville store in 1963 and we’ve been SC (9/28/13) doing it ever since. 8. We contribute millions of pounds 3. Ingles is one of the top employers of non-perishable food to Manna in Buncombe County and in Food Bank that in turn helps food Western NC providing not only pantries and shelters throughout part-time jobs for teens and college Western NC. students but full-time positions 9. We contribute millions of dollars at our stores and our corporate to the Tools for Schools program headquarters and distribution helping public, private and center in Black Mountain. homeschool associations. 4. Ingles has 204 stores and over 10. The actors in most of 20,000 employees in 6 states and our commercials are contributes vital revenue to many Ingles employees or family communities. members of employees.

Thank you for 50 years Asheville and Western North Carolina — here’s to the next 50! Leah McGrath, RD, LDN Corporate Dietitian, Ingles Markets Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/InglesDietitian Work Phone: 800-334-4936

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Lawn & Garden 1948 ALICE CHALMERS TRACTOR (TYPE C) With backhoe attachment. Hand crank starter, retrofitted 3-point hitch. Needs TLC. $2500 firm. 545-7801 NORTH CAROLINA GINSENG & GOLDENSEAL CO. April 14, Ginseng & Goldenseal workshop from 1-4PM @ Eagle Feather Organic Farm, Marshall. Please join Robert Eidus for his spring class. $50, 828-649-3536, RSVP, www.ncgoldenseal.com PERMACULTURE PATTERNS AND PRINCIPALS • The Mulch Revolution. Join Patricia Allison April 6-7 at Earthaven Ecovillage and create instant gardens in your backyard or homesite. 828 6697053. culturesedge.net

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Edible park springs to life The Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park got its start in 1998 and gained momentum as urban gardening grew popular. A few fruit and nut trees and a boardwalk was all it took to start one of Asheville’s oldest community gardens. Today, more than 40 trees surround a vegetable garden that overflows with produce each summer. The site is maintained by members of the Buncombe Fruit Nut Club, Warren Wilson College students and volunteers from the surrounding East End neighborhood. During her five years of tending to the trees, volunteer Lindsay Majer watched the park evolve and witnessed the growth of Western North Carolina’s gardening movement in the process. “Folks are realizing the benefits of growing their own food,” she observes. “I see more and more raised beds and cold frames in neighborhoods around town.” Majer hopes to see a victory garden renaissance take over our region and encourages neighbors to provide for themselves while picking up a trowel to build community and trust. The edible park hosts workdays on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. beside the Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 G. W. Carver Ave. Volunteers learn about pruning and grafting trees, as well as crop rotation, companion planting and beneficial insects for the garden. Once the summer’s bounty rolls in, volunteers can take home the fruits of their labor. Info: avl.mx/rk.

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Be a garden hero: Within view of Asheville City Hall, pick up some pruners and help the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park grow on Mondays from 5-7 p.m.

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There’s nothing quite like a field of native grass blowing in the breeze. These billowing waves of green and brown are also perfectly suited to steep and dry conditions. Whether you’re looking for native plants to stop erosion or a way to increase the ornamental beauty of your land, the Botanical Gardens of Asheville has the information you need to get started. Gary Kauffman, a botanist and ecologist for the National Forests in North Carolina, will lead a class on native grasses at the Botanical Gardens. Kauffman specializes in the development of Southern Appalachian ecotypes for native grasses and forbs and will share his knowledge with home gardeners on Sunday, April 7, from 2-3:30 p.m. $15; $10 BGA members. Registration required. Info: ashevillebotanicalgardens.org or 252-5190.

Organic Growers School wrapped up a two-day conference for farmers and gardeners last month, but there’s no rest for the weary. The school will host a series of beginner classes on organic gardening this April. Novice gardeners will learn how to start their first garden, save seeds, extend the growing season and establish a healthy compost pile. Classes will be held at Jubilee, 46 Wall St., on Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, from 7-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. No registration required. Info: organicgrowersschool.org or 668-2127.

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Come out to the WNC Ag Center for shopping, food trucks and music. Start your garden the natural way with a basic organic-gardening workshop at Reems Creek Nursery. This class for beginners will focus on finding the right site, improving soil and preventing diseases, plus some easy garden maintenance tips. Presented on Saturday, April 6, by Ruth Gonzalez of the Organic Growers School’s “Ask Ruth” column.

SOw TRUe Seed (pd.) An open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seed company offering 500+ organic, heirloom and traditional varieties, seed potatoes, asparagus crowns, plant starts and more. Visit us downtown at 146 Church Street, www.sowtrueseed.com or call 828-254-0708. ONe dAy STONe lANdSCApING wORkShOp (pd.) Black Mountain Center for Arts. Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9-5. $75. Participants will help complete the drystone sitting wall adjacent to the Center's pottery studio. Consists of 1/2-day classroom presentation, and 1/2-day hands-on construction. Please visit www.drystonejoe.com for more information and to register, call (828) 318-4333. GO wIld wITh heRbS (pd.) 1st Annual Herbal Earth Week Event presented by Red Moon Herbs & Warren Wilson College. Day includes Herb and wild food walks, herbal panel discussion, vendors, dinner, herbal elixirs, and much much more. April 20, 2-9 pm. www.RedMoonHerbs.com. ORGANIC GARdeNING bASICS wORkShOp (pd.) SAT (4/6), 10 a.m. TIPS FOR SUCCESS ~ garden planning, soil improvement, easy

garden maintenance, and insect & disease prevention. Reems Creek Nursery, 70 Monticello Road, Weaverville, NC 28787, www.reemscreek.com. Free, but please pre-register at 828-645-3937.

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AShevIlle GARdeN ClUb • WE (4/3), 10am - A meeting of the Asheville Garden Club will feature a presentation on container gardening. Held at North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Road. Free. Info: 258-0922. bb bARNeS GARdeNING ClASSeS 36 Rosscraggon Road. Classes and events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.bbbarns.com. • SA (4/6), 9am-5pm - BB Barnes will offer garden tool sharpening. $3-$15 for scissors, knives and garden tools. bOTANICAl GARdeNS AT AShevIlle 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration required for most classes. Info: www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org or 252-5190. • SU (4/7), 2-3:30pm - A class on selecting native grasses for steep areas, dry conditions and ornamental beauty will focus on southern Appalachian ecotypes. $15/$10 members.

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CSA wORkShOp • MO (4/8), 9:30am-3pm - ASAP will offer a workshop for farmers interested in starting a CSA at Surry Community College, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. $10 includes lunch and materials. Info: www.fromhere.org. GeORGe wAShINGTON CARveR edIble pARk • MONDAYS, 5-7pm - The community is invited to help grow and maintain vegetables at the George Washington Carver Edible Park, next to the Stephens Lee Recreation Center parking lot, 30 G.W. Carver Ave. Info: majerla@hotmail.com. ORGANIC GARdeNING 101 • TUESDAYS through (4/16), 7-9pm - Organic Growers School will host an organic gardening class at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. Topics include starting a garden, compost, seed saving and more. $10 per class. Info: www. organicgrowersschool.org. ReemS CReek NURSeRy ANd lANdSCApING 70 Monticello Road, Weaverville. Info: www. reemscreek.com or 645-3937. • SA (4/6), 10am - A workshop on organic gardening basics will cover site considerations, soil improvement, planting ideas, easy garden maintenance, useful tools, disease prevention and a Q&A session. Presented by Ruth Gonzalez of OGS' "Ask Ruth" column. Free; registration required. RURAl yOUNG AGRICUlTURAl eNTRepReNeURS • Young adults interested in starting an agricultural business are invited to apply for The NC Rural Center's “New Generation Ventures” program. Info: http://avl.mx/q7. SmAll TeRRAIN 278 Haywood Road. Info: www.smallterrain. com or 216-8102. • WE (4/3), 6-8pm - A class on "super power plants" will focus on permaculture botanicals for backyard apothecaries. $15. • TH (4/4), 6-8pm - An class on cut flowers for personal well being and biodiversity will focus on "carefree and simple cultivation." $15. • SU (4/7), 5-7pm - A hands-on workshop on terrariums will focus on gathered materials. $12 includes a terrarium. • WE (4/10), 6-8pm - A class on basic organic gardening will focus on site characteristics,

propagation, water and soil needs, compost and plants that grow well in the region. $20. mORe GARdeNING eveNTS ONlINe Check out the Gardening Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after April 11. CAleNdAR deAdlINe The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. wedNeSdAy, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)2511333, ext. 365

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For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: www.buyappalachian.org or 236-1282. wedNeSdAyS • 1-5pm - Asheville City market South, Biltmore Park Town Square, Town Square Blvd. • 2-6pm - French broad Food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. • 2:30-6:30pm - weaverville Tailgate market, 60 Lakeshore Dr. ThURSdAyS • 8am-2pm - henderson County Curb market, 221 N. Church S., Hendersonville. • 4-6:30pm - Tryon Tailgate market, McCowan St. SATURdAyS • 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 • 9am-noon - Jackson County Farmers market, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva. • 9am-1pm - madison County Farmers and Artisans market, Mars Hill College, Highway 213 and Part Street. • 9am-2pm - leicester Farmers market, 338 Leicester Highway. TUeSdAyS • 8am-2pm - henderson County Curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3:30-6:30pm - west Asheville Tailgate market, 718 Haywood Road. • DAILY, 8am-6pm - WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road.

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Commentary by Papillon DeBoer Speaking as a graduate student in counseling at the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville Lenoir-Rhyne University, my degree should be seen as an investment in the local economy, as well as a longterm investment in the health and wellness of our community. I have worked for the last two and a half years at a local shelter for youths who are runaways, homeless or troubled. All in all, they are decent kids who are in crisis and need a safe place to live for a few weeks. Recently, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in counseling so that I can continue to work with these kids on a deeper level. Is this not a local investment? But the only options for paying for my studies are either battling in the gladiator pits for scholarships and grants (of which I have been awarded none so far) or accepting government loans at 6.8 percent interest. No local banks or credit unions offer personal or student loans (without a large chunk of collateral). If we’re talking about investing locally, shouldn’t there be more options? I had an opportunity to raise this concern at a March forum on socially responsible investing, which was hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne. The

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forum panel included representatives from Self Help/Carolina Mountains Credit Union and Mountain BizWorks; attendees included directors of the Asheville Area Arts Council and Asheville Grown Business Alliance. After the panelists had discussed investing locally and socially conscious investment portfolios, I raised my hand and articulated my thoughts. There were encouraging nods and murmurs in the audience, yet the panelists responded that they were unaware of any other options. The credit-union representative said frankly that they didn’t do student loans. The investment broker commented that 6.8 percent was “usurious” but had no practical recommendations. When I asked how I could continue to move this conversation forward, one of the audience members recommended that I contact the Mountain Xpress, to add my voice to its series on investing locally. What if there were a group of local investors able to make student loans to graduate students and expect a modest return? Even a 4 to 5 percent return could make about as much money as your average portfolio, and way more than a certificate of deposit. To protect the investment, there would need to be a legally binding contract, as well as a commitment that the graduate student invest a certain number of years in community work. Another idea, proposed at the forum, was the creation of a network of local counselors. There are hundreds of licensed professionals working here in Asheville, but they are not organized professionally. What if Buncombe County mental-health professionals decided to throw in $20 per year each, to “pay it forward” into the next generation of counselors, selecting one student annually to receive a $5,000 scholarship? This approach need not be limited to the counsel-

ing profession. Supporting Asheville students seeking graduate degrees in such fields as sustainable business, teaching or nursing, for example, would be a way to invest in the community at large. There is a fair amount of complaining in this town about the economy or tourists or how difficult it is to break into the art scene. I hope my ideas have demonstrated an issue, raised some questions, suggested some possible creative solutions and sparked conversations that move the issue forward. I intend to work with Lenoir-Rhyne in continuing to bring together creative professionals and, specifically, to work toward a local counseling network. Papillon DeBoer works as a case manager at a local crisis shelter for youth. An artist and photographer, he is a graduate student in counseling at the Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville LenoirRhyne University . DeBoer can be reached at papillon.deboer@my.lr.edu.

Calendar of events AmericAn Business Women's AssociAtion Info: www.abwaskyhy.com. • TH (4/4), 6-9pm - ABWA will host a tabletop stroll featuring a trade show, champagne and chocolate. Held at Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive. Proceeds support college scholarships. $25. Business expo cAll for Vendors • Through FR (4/12) - Mountain BizWorks and El Centro Comunitario of Henderson County will accept vendor applications for the Business Expo and Children's Day Festival through march 29. Event scheduled for April 28. Info: 253-2834. digix • TH (4/11), 10am-6pm - DigiX digital media and arts event will feature demonstrations, exhibits and workshops in WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: digix.wcu. edu/2013.


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Transylvania and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a workshop on the business of art. Held at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St. Free. Info: www. floodgallery.org. The Talk aT TailgaTe MarkeTs • TH (4/11), 12:30pm - "The Talk at Tailgate Markets: How Interactions Affect Purchase Behavior." Held in UNCA's Ramsey Library. Free. Info: http://libguides.unca.edu/events. WoMen enTrepreneurs, BesT in Business aWard • Through MO (5/13) - The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for the "Women Entrepreneurs, Best in Business" award through May 13. Info: www. ashevillechamber.org. More Business eVenTs online Check out the Business Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after April 11. 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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that big, golden circle on asheville’s Horizon? it’s not the sun — it’s a doughnut, a yeasty paczki (pronounced punch-key) filled with apricot and chili-pepper caramel sauce, to be exact. ron and Valerie patton took first place in the Big tasty food business competition in March with their plan for Vortex Doughnuts. they hope to sell gourmet, “twisted” doughnuts that showcase local ingredients. with the $2,500 prize in their pockets, they’re looking for a space to set up shop. “it’s an adventure,” says ron, an it consultant and author of a book about software testing. “we’ve been going to a lot of doughnut shops within one-day’s drive.” they’re also inspired by top pot Doughnuts in seattle, where they lived before coming to asheville. while ron heads up marketing and accounts, Valerie concocts the doughnuts. Much of her cooking experience comes from managing impromptu kitchens as a volunteer for the red cross. she enjoys experimenting with flavor combinations and drawing from many sources. lately, she’s pouring over nathan Myhrvold’s massive, science-based cookbook, Modernist Cuisine. “i really don’t like the chemicals and all that, but there are lots of approaches that i do like, especially with pressure cooking carrots and sweet potatoes and bringing out that caramelized taste in a real quick time,” she says. Global flavors intrigue her, as well.

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Vortex Doughnuts menu sneak peek The RaspbeRRy GoaT (above): Cake doughnut with raspberry-goat milk glaze, raspberry reduction, milk-raspberry crunch, marsala sugar crystals paRis of The souTh: Chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate ganache, buttery-toasted City Bakery baguette crumbles and a coffee-spiced French Broad Chocolate The oRanGe peel: Chocolate doughnut topped with chocolate ganache, candied orange peels and citrus-butter toffee crumble

she tops doughnuts with sherrysoaked sugar crystals, and she’s planning indian-spice combinations, such as orange zest and fennel seed.

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the Big tasty started in October with 58 ideas for foodbased businesses and products. a panel of judges narrowed those entries to eight finalists from all

over north carolina. By March, six of the eight remained. while only three of those contestants received trophies, the Big tasty was more of a testing ground than a battlefield. “i don’t think of this as a competition,” Valerie told Xpress shortly before the winners were announced. “we’re all students in a classroom.” smoky Mountain sweet potato Jerkey received a runner-up award with a $1,000 prize, plus 50 free hours in the Blue ridge food Ventures test kitchen. the vegan snack food is the creation of an asheville-based trio, Ben and anna saylor of Higher Ground rainwater systems and Daniel stonestreet, a chef at edenOut meal delivery. “we’re going to tackle the markets,” stonestreet says. He’s already working on a jingle, in addition to more conventional marketing. look for smoky Mountain sweet potato Jerkey at the west asheville and north asheville tailgate markets this spring. a Greensboro-based couple also received runner-up recognition for their salad dressing, scully’s Blue cheese Vinaigrette. advantage west, a wnc-based economic development firm, put on the Big tasty with support from the north carolina tobacco trust fund, the fresh Market and Mountain Bizworks. the test kitchen at Blue ridge food Ventures is one of advantage west’s initiatives. Mary lou surgi, executive director of BrfV, says plans for the next Big tasty are already in the works, contingent upon funding. “we’d like to expand it to give opportunities to more entrepreneurs next year,” she says. “we actually want to have two lines of entries.” the new arm of the Big tasty would be called the Big Beauty. it would provide a similar business competition centered around natural products, such as tinctures, supplements and skincare items.


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As the mash-up of English words suggests, brunch was born in America and the U.K. Since the 19th century, when the word was first recorded, the French have learned to love the leisurely weekend meal, too. Michel Baudouin, who owns Bouchon French Bistro, said he has reservations about brunch in his own life, but his staff convinced him it was time to bring the meal to the restaurant. “Everybody got involved, and we designed the menu together,” he says. “I’m not much of a believer in doing lunch and stuff like that in general, but it’s exciting to have a team who wants to do stuff like that.”

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Front of house manager Jenn McGibbon says the brunch menu offers more than just eggs and bacon. “It’s less of a breakfast and more of a brunch,” she says. “We have a couple of dishes from our dinner menu on our brunch menu.” Some of the dinner favorites, such as beef Bourguignon, get upgraded with a 64-degree egg, which is sort of like a poached egg but slow-cooked in an immersion circulator. Many of the brunch items use the egg, which takes on a buttery, spreadable texture. A savory bread pudding featuring bacon and maple syrup benefits from the addition, as does the eggs Benedict. The new menu isn’t the only update from Bouchon. Baudouin says the year got off to a very strange start. In January, the building behind Bouchon (15

Carolina Lane) collapsed, destroying some of the restaurant’s freezers and leaving piles of rubble around the back staircase and Bouchon’s sister restaurant, Crêperie Bouchon. The Carolina Lane building is owned by Dawn Lantzius; Bouchon rents it. Baudouin says he hopes to continue renovating the building for use as a private dining room and event space with seating for 80 to 100 people. “From what I understand, the goal is to rebuild it,” he says. “Nobody is in trouble. Nobody is being held responsible or anything like that. From what I understand, the insurance company has already come to some settlement.” If Bouchon receives a permit to use the storage space beneath the collapsed building, The Crêperie will reopen in April with enhanced seating, new air conditioning and mussels on the menu, Baudouin says.


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Sazerac becomes The Social Lounge and Tapas Anthony Cerrato celebrated his restaurant’s first birthday in March. With a year behind him, he hopes to expand on Strada’s Italian menu with a new tapas concept that pulls from all around the Mediterranean, including Morocco. With partner Eric Booker, Cerrato will rebrand Sazerac, the cocktail lounge next door to Strada, as The Social Lounge and Tapas. “We want to warm up the concept,” he says. “We’re going to be doing food that’s not being done around town.” The new menu will focus on “fresh, light and healthy,” he says, with dishes such as chicken tagine, charred octopus and cardamom crème brulée. The menu is equally inspired by the foods of Morocco, the Greek islands, Sicily and southern Spain, and it will feature a section devoted to each.

no frIend reqUeST reqUIred: Eric Booker (left) and Anthony Cerrato hope to create a space that encourages off-line mingling.

Even as the food and décor change, the bar will continue to focus on cocktails while adding eight draft beers. “As we do the shift, the cocktail menu we have right now will not change at all, but seasonally we do take a look at our cocktails and try to bring in flavors of the season,” Booker says. “We’ve always done that. We will continue to do that.” Booker and Cerrato hope the neighboring eateries will support one another. Strada’s warm atmosphere now extends to Sazerac. An orange wall and wood accents lighten the mood. Cerrato became a partner in Sazerac a year ago. Before that, Booker had owned the bar with other partners, who designed it with a New Orleans theme in mind, although that concept has since fizzled out.

Cerrato looks forward to redesigning the menu in his own style. The restaurant will morph gradually from Sazerac to The Social over the course of the spring. Eventually, the Social will serve weekend brunch on the rooftop, complete with Bloody Mary bar, cook station and a selection of sparkling wines. Amid all the changes, the logo featuring an S with a crown atop its curve will remain. It’s an important letter to emphasize, Booker explains, because socializing is central to the new bar’s identity. “For an old guy like me, social media’s not so social,” he says. “This is a place for people to come together, to meet, to be with their friends, to have a good time, to be wined and dined.”

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Thai food has become a mainstay of the Stop-and-Go convenience store on Sweeten Creek Road. In 2007, Little Bee Thai set up in the small corner kitchen. After it moved out in 2012, Toi’s Thai Food took over for a few months. As of February, the restaurant is Pon’s Thai Cuisine. The small size of the kitchen both limits and enhances the experience of eating in the Stop-and-Go. The food isn’t exactly fast because the kitchen only holds a couple of people, but that rugged intimacy means diners speak directly with the owner and cook. Pon Wyatt heads up the latest Thai venture with her husband, Danny, who says the business is settling in with ease. “It’s not something you would normally see in a gas station,” he says. “The response in this community is tremendous to Thai food.” If you’ve eaten at Toi’s, the menu at Pon’s will seem familiar. Staple

dishes remain, including pineapple fried rice, curries and pad thai. Pon has added catfish, seafood and crispy duck to the lineup. She also cooks “Thai spicy” (hotter than hot) by request. Pon’s, 3101 Sweeten Creek Road, offers delivery within a two-mile radius. It’s open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, it’s open from noon to 8 p.m. with the dinner menu only. Longing for Little Bee? Rick and Took Corcoran are gearing up for another season at the French Broad Food Co-op tailgate market, where they sell take-home curries and spring rolls. Look for their booth in the parking lot at 76 Biltmore Ave. on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., beginning with the first market on April 3.


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Infused with flavor Olive oil is one of those slippery beasts that spans all price ranges. Middle-of-the-road olive oil will get the job done, but there’s nothing quite like a drizzle of high-end extra virgin to make bread, salads and vegetables come to life. White vinegar doesn’t vary quite as much, but tasty, high-quality vinegar gives sour foods a complexity that can’t be matched. If you have a bottle of ho-hum olive oil or vinegar in the cupboard, spruce it up by infusing it with herbs, spices or chili peppers. This month we share two simple recipes for rosemary-infused olive oil and Thai chili vinegar. Drizzle rosemary oil on potatoes, fish or bruschetta for a mellow, Italian flavor. A splash of chili vinegar spices up stir fry, makes a great tofu marinade and adds a kick to cucumber salad. The process is easy; if you can pour liquid into a saucepan, you’re already an expert. All you need is a couple of minutes and two beautiful bottles. Small Terrain in West Asheville has a stunning collection of glass vessels and stoppers that will make you say, “Pass the olive oil, please.”

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4. Pour olive oil over rosemary. 5. Let cool completely and cork. 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1.5 cups extra virgin olive oil (or however much your bottle holds) 1 sterilized glass bottle and cork 1. Wash the rosemary thoroughly and let dry over night. Make sure it’s completely dry or the moisture can attract bacteria. 2. Warm olive oil in a small sauce pan. Do not boil. Let cool to room temperature. 3. Place rosemary sprigs in the bottle.

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Compare a bottle of Pisgah Pale Ale from February with one from April, and you’ll notice a difference on the label. A small green circle is absent from the latter. As of the end of March, Pisgah Brewing does not produce organic beer, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The difference is only in the bottle, not in the beer, explains owner David Quinn. “We’re not changing anything that we do,” he says. “Pisgah has never used certified organic hops.” In 2007, the USDA agreed that brewers could use the organic seal even if their hops were conventional, because organic varieties were scarce. But at the start of this year, that rule expired. Still, certified organic hops are much harder to come by than theirconventional counterparts. The American Organic Hop Growers

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The brewery changes its bottles, but not its recipe Association has seven members who produced 218,000 pounds of organic hops in 2012, according to their November market report. By contrast, the total U.S. inventory of hop stocks in September was 96 million pounds, according to the USDA. By those numbers, organic hops account for less than half of a percent of the domestic industry. “We’ll still be able to say ‘made with organic malts,’” Quinn says. “We’re just dropping the [USDA] symbol and changing the logo.” The good news is that organic hop production is on the rise. The

American Organic Hop Growers produced 300 percent more in 2012 than in 2011. Blue Ridge Hops of Marshall is among those growers, and Pisgah is one of its biggest customers. The brewery purchases fresh hops for seasonal beers, including last year’s Wet Hop Rye. Blue Ridge Hops sells to a very specific market, explains co-owner Rita Pelczar. “We’re not growing enough that we could supply anybody year-round,” she says. “Our niche is wet hops because hops are so fragile, it’s very difficult to get hops fresh from the Pacific Northwest, where the bulk of hops are grown in this country.” For much smaller brewing operations — homebrewers, that is — Blue Ridge Hops sells dried hops in 1-ounce, vacuum-sealed bags on their website, blueridgehops.com.


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C O l l E gE aPPliCaTiON bY alli MaRShall It was at a Black Mountain College celebration at Lenoir-Rhyne University where poet and musician Ted Pope met the writer Michael Rumaker. “He gave one of the most energetic readings,” Pope remembers. “I liked him right away.” Rumaker, now 81, graduated from the shortlived but monumentally influential Black Mountain College in 1955, a mere two years before the school shuttered. He went on to write semi-autobiographical novels documenting his experience as a gay man during the 1950s and thereafter. Among his works is the memoir Black Mountain Days, about his time spent at that school, under the tutelage of modernist poet Charles Olson. “Shamanistic androgyny” was a phrase Rumaker used, in that memoir, to describe Olson. “I think it sums up a lot about poetry and art,” says Pope. “A yin-yang of togetherness.” It was that phrase, too, that inspired Pope to create a performance piece that debuted at Asheville Fringe Festival and will be part of the upcoming {Re}HAPPENING, the fourth annual celebration of Black Mountain College. “It’s me describing what I see through Michael Rumaker’s eyes,” he says. The event, which features a cocktail hour, family style dinner and a number of innovative acts by local artists of varied genres, is also a fundraiser for the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP).

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FORwARd ThiNkiNg Pope’s {Re}HAPPENING piece stems from a deep connection to Rumaker’s writing. “It’s my source material and I’m trying to soak it up like a sponge,” he says. And Rumaker, with whom Pope keeps in touch, is thrilled with the final product — a performance that includes Pope’s wife Laura on violin, son Nick on classical guitar and son Luke on spoken word. But not all of the performances are so directly linked to the Black Mountain College of the ‘40s and ‘50s. “We’re not really thinking that we’re recreating anything. In fact, we’re very intentional about that,” says BMCM+AC program director Alice Sebrell. She describes the original Happenings at the school, the campus of which was located on the property now owned by Camp Rockmont, as a Saturday night performance, dance or themed party (motifs included “Greek” and “polka dot”). The similarities between then and now are, Sebrell explains, “where we have this shared meal and then we experience the performance or art or site-specific installations.” Sebrell adds, “Part of our mission as an organization is to nurture the spirit of Black Mountain College as it exists today. The idea of artists collaborating and pushing boundaries. This is the perfect opportunity for that.” To recreate a Happening, she says, would be pointless: “Black Mountain College was so forward thinking, that if we were backward thinking, we wouldn’t be being true.” Painter and sculpture artist Severn Eaton is using his {Re}HAPPENING installation as an opportunity to push boundaries, not least of all his own. Early blueprints for the project included a vortex concept with life and death on opposite ends; a spiraling mattress tunnel that leads participants to a cushiony room with a device for recording the experience of the journey; and a setup involving a series of phone booths, of a fashion, with a switchboard to randomize the connections between booths. “I don’t want this just to be a place where I do one of my projects,” Eaton says. “It has to be relevant to the event.” Other work, to be shown at this year’s {Re}HAPPENING, includes Elisa Faires’ sound installation, “Dialoga Aquila” (inspired, in part by music theorist and Black Mountain College faculty member John Cage’s use of star charts as a compositional method) and “Spirit

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House,” a collaboration between Brandon Pass (an architect) and Libby O’Bryan (an artist and sew ing manufacturing studio owner). These projects and others were funded at least in part through Indiegogo online fundraising campaigns.

TRANSFORMATivE ExPERiENCE And, new this year to the {Re} HAPPENING, are the Chance Operations. “In the applications that we asked for art-

ists to submit, there was a way for an artist who knew they wanted to be involved, but didn’t really know how, to say ‘I want to be a part of it,’” says Sebrell. From that pool, three collaborative teams were formed. “So there’s that aspect of creating a site-specific performance with collaborators that you didn’t know before, that you were randomly paired with, that I think is really exciting,” Sebrell says. While the names were drawn from a hat, the teams were culled from multiple disciplines — such as members of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, a designer from Organic Armor

and musician Frank Meadows (who is involved with art and performance space Apothecary). That project, like many others, was in development at press time. Those involved had chosen the steps (which run from the lake shore to the place where Lake Eden Arts Festivalgoers catch the zip-line) as their performance space. And really, the performance spots are not just mere stages but act, almost, as as additional tool or artistic voice. Sebrell points out that the BMCconstructed Studies Building — the school’s signature structure — does not play much of a role in the {Re} HAPPENING because it’s too far off of the event path. But other buildings, such the stone roundhouse, the lodges and Eden Hall (aka the dining hall) are utilized, and these were an important part of the college’s day-to-day workings. Those dwellings were constructed by E.W. Grove (he of Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade fame) when he developed the property, during the early 1900s, as a private resort. Outdoor spaces are used, too, during the {Re}HAPPENING: Pass and O’Bryan will set up on the island. And Eaton’s installation, depending on which idea he goes with, will take place in the gymnasium or on the tennis courts. It’s most important, he says, “to make it work within the structure of the event.” As an artist, Eaton says he creates the work he feels compelled to do, rather than trying to channel his creativity into “more commodity-based work.” “I’d rather put energy into one project a year, and do what I want to do,” he says. A big part of that process is in creating an environment — his last project was an installation at PUSH Gallery that required viewers to climb through a small opening into a room completely papered in advertisements. Eaton’s {Re}HAPPENING installation will be different from what he constructed at PUSH, but will share a philosophy. “Part of the role of the artist is to raise questions,” he says. “Not to be heavy handed, but to stir things up.” But even more importantly, “I’m focused on the idea of having a transformative experience,” says Eaton. Which is a sentiment that could easily be echoed by Pope or by Meadows, or, for that matter, by Cage or Olson or Rumaker. It’s what made (and still makes) a {Re}HAPPENING so happening. X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall @mountainx.com.

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more tHan a picKer once Just a sideman, William tyler steps out WitH compositions tHat HigHligHt His incredible cHops by Jordan laWrence William Tyler is a guitarist. He’s a guitarist so skilled and adaptable that his mastery of the instrument can’t help but define him. The evidence of the 34-year-old’s talent abounds in records released during his long history as a tasteful but distinctive sideman — check out his perfectly elegant fills on Lambchop’s Live at XX Merge or the incendiary solo that transforms the country stomp of Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Red Rose Nantahala” into something simultaneously menacing and beautiful. Not to mention his work with the beloved Silver Jews. His recent solo LPs — 2010’s Behold the Spirit and this year’s Impossible Truth — confirm his capability as a solitary player. It’s hard not to marvel at the smoothly rolling notes and intricate picking patterns of the latter album’s “We Can’t Go Home Again.” But that song is one of few moments on either record that finds Tyler playing without an arrangement of other sounds — which he himself composes — or a wash of enthralling effects. Yes, William Tyler is a guitarist, but he’s also an innately ambitious musical mind, one that refuses to be limited by his renowned proficiency for one particular instrument. “It’s not important to me to be viewed as a guitar player or a solo guitar player or whatever,” he explains over the phone, his soft Southern drawl coloring even his boldest declarations with an inescapable politeness. He grew up in Nashville, the son of a lawyer, Dan Tyler, who became a prominent Music Row songwriter. The younger Tyler played in punk bands during his adolescence, keying on the simple but effective patterns of the Ramones and the infectious urgency of early Elvis Costello. At 19, he joined Lambchop, where the wealth of guitar players forced Tyler to be creative in carving his own space, and the

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and pedal steel, the album isn’t that far removed from the intricate blues and folk permutations favored by many of Tyler’s solo-guitar peers, artists that are too often defined by reductive comparisons to the legendary John Fahey. Invisible Truth is partially a bid to escape such restrictive interpretations. “Geography of Nowhere” proceeds in hypnotic loops like many of Fahey’s best creations, but it isolates haunting progressions outside of its persistent picking pattern and simmers with distortion that enhances its intimidating drone. “Cadillac Desert” surges forward with bold cello lines that accentuate Tyler’s spiraling momentum, while melancholy pedal steel heightens the powerful emotions that resound during the song’s quieter moments.

“If you pick up a guitar and start up a band with a few other people, I don’t think you automatically get compared to the best guitar player that ever was,” Tyler says. “It’s not like, ‘Hey, it’s a three-piece band, they are obviously channeling The Jimi Hendrix Experience.’ It’s almost like when you try to play solo guitar music, the bar is already like, ‘OK, you’re trying to be Fahey,’ or if you’re not trying to be Fahey, you’re trying to be this or that.” Still, Impossible Truth isn’t just a reaction against current trends. The names of the songs mentioned above refer to a pair of non-fiction books: the first an exploration of Los Angeles’ unchecked urban sprawl, the second an analysis of dwindling water resources in the western half of the United States. Tyler was reading these volumes concurrently with Hotel California, which documents the decadent rise and subsequent fall of L.A.’s iconic ‘70s music scene, a movement that boasted such chart toppers as The Eagles and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He saw a link between this unsustainable rock ‘n’ roll excess and the ecological woes illuminated in his other readings. Impossible Truth expresses that connection, as airy sprawls that channel the legends of Laurel Canyon collapse into darker passages, some quiet, some loudly distorted. “I do think that there’s an overabundance of nostalgia for that particular era right now, and I’m not necessarily celebrating it so much as questioning it,” Tyler says. It’s this aspiration that motivates Invisible Truth’s probing sound and complex orchestrations — and ultimately proves that this Nashvillian is much more than just a guitarist. X Jordan Lawrence can be reached at soupedfox@ gmail.com.


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State of THE ARTS TRACKING The Ice House has been gone for a few weeks now, leaving behind only a smokestack and a dirt lot. The building had been a hub for transients, neighbors in the River Arts District said, and demanded a swift demolition of the unsecured building after a man was murdered there in October. Asheville City Council moved quickly, voting to demolish the iconic structure at its Jan. 8 meeting, and starting work in February. During that month, rumors circulated of a man named Fritz. People claimed that Fritz had lived in the Ice House for decades, that he had a generator in the basement and that he had been an aerospace engineer with NASA. Although the Ice House had actually been a functioning ice factory until the early ‘90s, it seemed likely he was a neighborhood regular and possible that he had lived at the building for some time. So we set to look for him. But it’s not entirely easy to find someone with no address and a seldom-used phone. Photographer Anthony Bellemare and I set to track him down, finalizing a meeting one frigid night. We parked at the RAD roundabout and stood on the bridge, as instructed. Fritz emerged from the northern end of Roberts Street, where a staircase links the road to the train tracks and dirt lot where the Ice House stood. And then he wanted to go somewhere decidedly undramatic: the McDonald’s on Patton Avenue. It turns out, Fritz (who refused to give his legal name) had indeed lived at the Ice House. Not for the 30 years people claimed, but for 2 ½, at least. Had he been an employee of NASA? Well, not exactly. But he did paint a picture of what life was like inside the cavernous building. Fritz was one of several people living in the 50,000-square-foot former ice factory, which he called the “white elephant,” because of its size and coloring. He had a proper bed inside, boxes of clothing and blankets, lights, pet cats and the fabled generator. He was born in Bellefonte, Pa., in 1948, moved to Asheville with his parents and siblings in 1960 and graduated from the St. Eugene School (now Asheville Catholic) in 1966 before attending N.C. State and serving a tour of duty as a radio engineer in the Navy during the Vietnam war. As for the nickname, he got it in the early 1970s while studying mechanical engineering at N.C. State. “It was hung on me,” Fritz told Xpress, describing it as a mash-up of his real names. “I didn’t like it originally, but it’s better than the old name.” And he’s used it ever since. “I figure that’s long enough on squatters’ rights for a name.”

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His residence in the Ice House wasn’t exactly a secret. He was something of a selfappointed guardian, he said. Former owners Anne Simmons and Tootie lee gave tacit permission for him to be there, he said, though they couldn’t be reached to confirm that. He came to know most of the folks who came and went on a regular basis, and there were many. When the demolition crew was seen removing a generator from the building days before deconstruction, a new vantage point on his role in the space surfaced — that of an unlikely preservationist. “I was in the Ice House for 2-1/2 years trying my best to preserve it,” he said, adding, “I was waiting for people to get civilized before revamping the building.” The generator would have been used to activate the interior lights. This didn’t happen. Instead, rampant drinking and drug use continued to plague the comeand-go tenants, he says, ultimately resulting in disputes, physical alteractions and eventually the murder of Andrew Marsh.

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Fritz’s daily routines included removing debris, looking out for the tenants he considered problematic, removing water buildup and repositioning fire doors to keep the building as safe as possible. Others knocked them down daily, he recalled. “The main damage was done by iron thieves, or, ‘scrappers’ if you wanna call them that,” Fritz said. “It would be fireproof if the thieves hadn’t stripped out the metal.” They would come in and remove the iron and steel refrigerant coils lining the walls, he says. In its heyday, the coils were insulated within the fireproof walls. It’s the insulation that’s flammable, so when the scrappers tore into the walls, it caused the building to become a fire hazard, Fritz said. Scrappers would occasionally use saws to remove the metal, he said, which was no quiet task. yet there was little he could do to prevent them. “[It] was the last vestige of true industrial architecture at the riverside,” he said. (Production-based industry, he explained, as there’s no shortage of old factory buildings in

the area.) With nostalgia, he reflected on the 1994 arson of the Cotton Mill Studios. “We lost the real prize,” referring to that building, which at the time had housed artist studios and food distributor Mountain Foods Products. Part of the structure lives on in Cotton Mill Studios, which was spared by an internal firewall. It seemed Fritz had true love and concern for the old dying, decaying and long-gone industrial beasts. Property owners usually find a means to justify demolition over renovation, he says. Walls are too weak, there’s too much damage from vandals or there’s a hole in the roof. In fact, he claimed that some would allow a structure to decay from intential neglect. “If you don’t want a building, don’t fix the roof,” he says. “A hole will always bring a building down.” Fritz told of his general concern for not just the Ice House, but the landscape of the RAD. Heritage is preserved in brick and mortar, he said. “If you lose your history, you lose your identity.” And, as for NASA: “Could have,” he said, “but didn’t.”


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Austin, Texas-based psych-rockers Black Angels have been recognized by style magazines like Esquire and NYLON. But “Don’t Play With Guns,” the new single form the band’s new album, Indigo Meadow, is less concerned with fashion and all about fuzzy guitars, agro drumming and a ‘60s garage rock-meets-futuristic no man’s land sonic bombast. They play The Orange Peel on Friday, April 5. Allah-Las and Elephant Stone open. The latter was formed by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir and at this year’s SXSW they were named a five-day highlight by NPR’s Bob Boilen (read an interview with Elephant Stone at mountainx.com). Just one of many reasons to get to the show early. 9 p.m., $16/$18. theorangepeel.net. Photo by Courtney Chavanell

During a decade as Trio Solisti, the group (violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff) has earned the accolade of “the most exciting piano trio in America” (so says The New Yorker). They’ve played The Kennedy Center and The Lincoln Center; they’re the founding ensemble of annual chamber music event Telluride MusicFest. Trio Solisti performs as part of the Asheville Chamber Music on Friday, April 5. The program includes Turina’s Trio No 2 in B minor; Beethoven’s Trio in B flat major, Opus 97 “Archduke”; and Chausson’s Trio in G minor, Opus 3. At Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 8 p.m. $35. ashevillechambermusic.org. Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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Who doesn’t love a good story? “Storytelling is not just for kids,” says press for the Do Tell Festival. “This is intelligent entertainment for all ages, by some of the region’s best performers.” Listen to tall tales from Ronnie Pepper, Gwenda Ledbetter, Mark Twain portrayer Marvin Cole and others. Saturday, April 6 (showcase of storytellers from 1-5:30 p.m., Best of Festival with Geraldine Buckley at 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, April 7 (afternoon of stories and songs with Donna Marie Todd, pictured here, at 3 p.m.). All performances at the Downtown Flat Rock Playhouse, 125 Main St., Hendersonville. $12 for performances, $20 for storytelling workshop (Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.). dotellfestival.org.

New(ish) local band Ouroboros Boys (made up of former members of Ahleuchatistas and Blind Boy Chocolate & The Milk Sheiks) calls itself “weird surf.” The group explains, “We are an instrumental outfit and influenced by a range of bands from Man or Astroman and Wipers to Western sounding stuff like Calexico and the Plugz.” They actually got to open for one of their influences, Man or Astroman, last fall. On Sunday, April 7 they’ll share a bill at Static Age Records with New York (sort of by way of Asheville)-based lyez and psych-garage act Cadavernous. 9 p.m., $5. staticagerecords.com.

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elAINe'S dUelING pIANO bAR Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

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mARkeT plACe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm OddITORIUm Sonen (electro-pop), 9pm OlIve OR TwIST Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm ONe STOp delI & bAR Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

185 kING STReeT Mountain Roots Music Revue, 8pm

FReNCh bROAd bReweRy TASTING ROOm One Leg Up (gypsy jazz), 6pm

ONe STOp delI & bAR Wave Lynx (rock, jam), 10pm

5 wAlNUT wINe bAR The Big Nasty (jazz), 8pm

GOOd STUFF Russ T. Nutz (honky-tonk, country), 7pm

ORANGe peel Waltz lesson, 6pm Dance, 7pm

AlTAmONT TheATeR Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar), 8pm

GRey eAGle mUSIC hAll & TAveRN Freedom Ball feat: Free Flow (funk, R&B), 7pm

phOeNIx lOUNGe Spencer & the String Ticklers (bluegrass), 8pm

ApOTheCARy Savage Knights (post-hardcore, jazz) w/ Paperhaus & Judas Horse, 8:30pm

hARRAh'S CheROkee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight

pISGAh bRewING COmpANy Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola (jazz, fusion), 9pm

AShevIlle mUSIC hAll Phutureprimitive (electronic) w/ ill-esha & Aligning Minds, 10pm

Red STAG GRIll Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm

bARley'S TApROOm Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

ROOT bAR NO. 1 Darlyne Cain (acoustic rock), 9pm

blACk mOUNTAIN Ale hOUSe Mountain Feist (bluegrass, Americana), 9pm

STRAIGhTAwAy CAFe Coping Stone (world, Appalachian), 6pm

ClUb eleveN ON GROve Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School (live drawing), 6:30pm ClUb hAIRSpRAy

lObSTeR TRAp Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

emeRAld lOUNGe Dead Nite w/ Phuncle Sam, 9pm

OlIve OR TwIST Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm

TAllGARy'S CANTINA Open mic/jam, 7pm

lexINGTON Ave bReweRy (lAb) Back stage: Red Honey (rockabilly, vintage country) w/ Pierce Edens, 7pm

hIGhlANd bRewING COmpANy Fly Fishing Film Tour, 6pm hOllANd'S GRIlle Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm ISIS ReSTAURANT ANd mUSIC hAll Zoe & Cloyd (acoustic Appalachian), 9pm JACk OF heARTS pUb Old-time jam, 7pm JACk OF The wOOd pUb No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm

phOeNIx lOUNGe Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm pISGAh bRewING COmpANy Chompin' at the Bit (old-time, bluegrass), 8pm pUlp Comedy open mic, 9pm pURple ONION CAFe Jay Brown (roots, blues), 7:30pm SOUTheRN AppAlAChIAN bReweRy Nitrograss (bluegrass), 7pm TAllGARy'S CANTINA Asheville music showcase, 8pm TImO'S hOUSe Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am TOwN pUmp The Bill Maltba Experience (folk punk), 9pm TRAIlheAd ReSTAURANT ANd bAR

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 (clubland@mountainX.com), faX, snail mail or Hand-delivered to tHe clubland editor dane smitH at 2 Wall st., room 209, asHeville, nc 28801. events submitted to otHer staff members are not assured of inclusion in clubland / clubs must Hold at least tWo events per WeeK to Qualify for listing space. any venue tHat is inactive in clubland for one montH Will be removed / tHe clubland editor reserves tHe rigHt to edit or eXclude events or venues / deadline is by noon on monday for tHat Wednesday’s publication. tHis is a firm deadline.

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THURSDAY APRIL 4

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR•$10 FRIDAY APRIL 5

IMPERIAL KASHMIR IPA RELEASE PARTY(FEAT. INVISIBLE III) SATURDAY APRIL 6

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

LATE SHOW

A Night of Hip-Hop feat.11pm $5

Campaign & Chach

21+

Saturday, February 9th

EARLY SHOW

Benefit for Azalea Mountain School feat. 7pm

David Earl & The Plowshares $15 & The Gypsy Swingers All Ages

31 PATTON AVENUE - UPSTAIRS 55 COLLEGE STREET - DOWNSTAIRS

Music Schedules

LATE SHOW

Wednesday, April 3rd

WaveLynx

10pm $5 21+

w/ Special Guest

Thursday, April 4th

LATE SHOW

Universal Joint Benefit for Jason Hall feat.

10pm $10 21+

SOUTHBOUND TURNAROUND

GENIASS PRESENTS:

*First 50 10pm

Phutureprimitive tix$8!*are w/ ill-esha & Aligning Minds

$10/$12 18+

LATE SHOW

Friday, April 5th

LOCAL HIP-HOP!

Free Radio w/

10pm $5

Bobby White + Ryan Barber 21+

LATE SHOW

Saturday, April 6th

BIG Something 10pm $5 21+ w/ Makayan

Tuesday, April 9th

TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm AudioInFlux & The Great Barrier Reefs $2 - ALL AGES! DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!

************* 4-11 • Arpetrio w/ Sky Walkers 4-12 • The Fritz w/ Jahman Brahman 4-13 • The Broadcast w/ The Critters 4-17 • The Megadrives w/ Samuel Paradise *************

EARLY SHOWS AT THE

*CHECK THE WEBSITE!*

!!!

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Behind the Mic Wed. April 3

Full Bar 27 Beers On Tap

REASONABLY PRICED BABIES

IMPRov SkEtCh CoMEDy 8:30PM Thu. April 4

RED HONEY

W/ PIERCE EDENS • 7PM Fri. April 5

thE LUXURy SPIRIt

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

Live Music • Daily Specials

POINT & SHOOT ALT-COUNTRY 9:30PM • $3.50 VODKA DRINKS

LASAGNA NIGHT

FRI

$

SAT 4.6

SAT. April 6

SUN

W/ AARoN WooDy WooD • 9:30PM

feat. SWEETWATER BREWING

THUR 4.4

W/ WoRLDLINE, CoMEt WESt 9:30PM

JEFF SANtIAGo y LoS GAtoS NEGRoS

BREWERY NIGHT

WED 4.3

3.50 GIN & TONICS

FREEWAY REVIVAL SOUTHERN ROCK • 10PM

MON TUES

1 OFF BLOODY MARYS & MIMOSAS

$

BREAKFAST STARTING AT 10:30AM

TRIVIA NIGHT • PRIZES 4 MARGARITAS • BUY 1 GET 1 ½-OFF APPETIZERS

$

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

777 Haywood road | 225-WPUB WWW.WESTVILLEPUB.COM

asheville FM hosts dozens of weekly shows that run the gamut of musical styles and tastes (you name it, they’ve got it). But don’t take our word for it: take theirs. Xpress brings you this weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station’s stellar offerings. ashevillefm.org.

TAVERN

Debra LaBar, aka Mamaroux, is a New Orleans original, born and raised in the city that care forgot. Music is life in the city: christenings, funerals, crawfish boils and just plain porch sitting are all celebrated with song. A plethora of genres pours from New Orleans and Mama Roux makes sure you hear them all. Congo Square, dixieland, R&B and boogie spice her gumbo as she leads a musical journey through one of the world’s most beloved cities. Saturdays from 3-5 p.m.

11:30am-2am Mon-Fri / 10:30am-2am Sat-Sun

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

LIVE MUSIC... NEVER A COVER

FRI. 4/5

Steve Poteat Duo (classic rock, jam) SAT. 4/6

Lyric

(alternative, soul)

MARCH MADNESS

is in the house...Come cheer on your teams on our 13 Big Screen TVs!

Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm Treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am WesTville Pub Point & Shoot (alt-country, rock), 9:30pm YaChT Club Kamakazi karaoke (random song), 9pm

Friday, april 5

50 APRIL 3 - APRIL 9, 2013 • mountainx.com

2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm

bYWaTer Live music, 9pm

highland breWing ComPanY Invisible III (electronic, rock), 6pm

Club eleven on grove First Friday's w/ DJ Jam (old-school hiphop, R&B, funk), 9pm

holland's grille Unit 50 (rock), 9:30pm

Club hairsPraY Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

185 King sTreeT Levee Daze (funk, blues, jazz), 8pm

Club meTroPolis Shakespearean drag & burlesque show, 9pm

5 WalnuT Wine bar Empire Strikes Brass (hot jazz), 10pm

Club remix Montford Players, 9pm

alTamonT breWing ComPanY Angela Pearly & the Howlin Moons (Americana, rock), 9:30pm

double CroWn Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm

alTamonT TheaTer Jonathan Edwards (folk, Americana), 8pm

dugouT East Coast Dirt (funk, rock), 9pm

aPoTheCarY Jack Wright Trio (experimental, jazz) w/ Kirume Sands-Pleine, 9pm asheville radio Cafe 72nd & Central (alternative, rock), 8pm aThena's Club Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

20 S. SPRUCE ST. • 225.6944 PACKSTAVERN.COM

boiler room Chivalry (metal) w/ Keeper of the Sea, Akarsha & Shrill, 9pm

bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCK mounTain ale house Brad Cole Trio (Americana, folk rock), 9pm

emerald lounge Marrietta's Palm (rock, jam, reggae) w/ The Andy Shaw Band & Milli Fungus, 9pm frenCh broad breWerY TasTing room Anya Hinkle & Stig Stiglets (bluegrass), 6pm good sTuff Old-time jam, 7pm greY eagle musiC hall & Tavern Pleasures of the Ultra-Violent (punk) w/ Southbound Turnaround & Lions to Lambs, 9pm grove ParK inn greaT hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer),

hoTel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm JaCK of The Wood Pub Erin McKeown & Her Fine Parade (folk, jazz, pop) w/ Alex Krug Combo, 9pm JaCK of hearTs Goner (Americana), 9pm lexingTon ave breWerY (lab) Back stage: The Luxury Spirit (indie rock) w/ Worldline & Comet West, 9:30pm marKeT PlaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm monTe visTa hoTel Jeff Thompson (singer-songwriter), 6pm naTive KiTChen & soCial Pub Hot Point Trio (jazz), 7:30pm o.henrY's/Tug Dance party w/ DJ Champale & Abu Disarray, 10pm oddiTorium Morgan Geer (of Drunken Prayer) w/ George Terry & The Wappers (acoustic rock), 9pm one sToP deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm Free Radio (hip-hop) w/ Bobby White & Ryan Barber, 10pm


clubdirectory 185 King street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine bar 253-2593 altamont brewing company 575-2400 the altamont theatre 348-5327 aqua cafe & bar 505-2081 arcade 258-1400 asheville civic center & thomas Wolfe auditorium 259-5544 asheville music Hall 255-7777 asheville radio cafe 254-3636 athena’s club 252-2456 avery creek pizza & ribs 687-2400 barley’s tap room 255-0504 black mountain ale House 669-9090 blend Hookah lounge 505-0067 blue mountain pizza 658-8777 blue note grille 697-6828 boiler room 505-1612 bobo gallery 254-3426 broadway’s 285-0400 burgerworx 253-2333 the bywater 232-6967 club Hairspray 258-2027 club metropolis 258-2027 club remix 258-2027 the chop House 253-1852

the corner 575-2449 craggie brewing company 254-0360 creekside taphouse 575-2880 adam dalton distillery 367-6401 dark city deli 257-5300 desoto lounge 986-4828 diana Wortham theater 257-4530 dirty south lounge 251-1777 dobra tea room 575-2424 the dugout 692-9262 eleven on grove 505-1612 emerald lounge 232- 4372 firestorm cafe 255-8115 fred’s speakeasy 281-0920 french broad brewery tasting room 277-0222 french broad chocolate lounge 252-4181 the gateway club 456-6789 good stuff 649-9711 grey eagle music Hall & tavern 232-5800 grind cafe 430-4343 grove House eleven on grove 505-1612 the grove park inn (elaine’s piano bar/ great Hall) 252-2711 the Handlebar (864) 233-6173 Hangar lounge 684-1213

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Harrah’s cherokee 497-7777 Havana restaurant 252-1611 Highland brewing company 299-3370 Holland’s grille 298-8780 the Hop 254-2224 the Hop West 252-5155 iron Horse station 622-0022 Jack of Hearts pub 645-2700 Jack of the Wood 252-5445 Jus one more 253-8770 lexington avenue brewery 252-0212 the lobster trap 350-0505 the lower level 505-8333 luella’s bar-b-Que 505-RIBS mack Kell’s pub & grill 253-8805 the magnetic field 257-4003 mike’s side pocket 281-3096 monte vista Hotel 669-8870 odditorium 505-8388 one stop bar deli & bar 255-7777 o.Henry’s/tug 254-1891 the orange peel 225-5851 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah brewing co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851 purple onion cafe 749-1179 rankin vault 254-4993

red stag grill at the grand bohemian Hotel 505-2949 rendezvous 926-0201 root bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 shovelhead saloon 669-9541 smokey’s after dark 253-2155 southern appalacian brewery 684-1235 spurs 575-2258 static age records 254-3232 stingrays 926-4100 straightaway cafe 669-8856 tallgary’s cantina 232-0809 rocky’s Hot chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 timo’s House 575-2886 tolliver’s crossing irish pub 505-2129 trailhead restaurant & bar 357-5656 treasure club 298-1400 tressa’s downtown Jazz & blues 254-7072 vincenzo’s bistro 254-4698 Westville pub 225-9782 White Horse 669-0816 Wild Wing cafe 253-3066

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch

Eat local. Buy local.

Read local. pinball, foosball, ping-pong & a kickass jukebox kitchen open until late 504 Haywood Rd. West Asheville • 828-255-1109 “It’s bigger than it looks!”

5th annual thu FreedoM BaLL 4/4 “Celebrating the anniversary

of ed Chapman’s release from nC’s death row” 7pm

Fri 4/5

PLeasures oF the uLtra-vioLent w/ southbound turnaround and Lions to Lambs 9pm $8 an evening with

tue 4/9

over the rhine

wed 4/10

w/ Lera Lynn 8pm $12/$15

thu 4/11

8pm $18/$20

Peter Case

honey isLand swaMP Band & MonoPhoniCs 9pm $10/$14

an evening with

Fri 4/12

BiLL KirChen & too MuCh Fun “titan of the telecaster” — Guitar Player Magazine 8pm  $15/$18

TAQUERIA CON CUIDA

Inside The GREY EAGLE Delicious, affordable lunch! Mon-Fri 11-3pm Dinner at 5:30pm on nights of a show

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Early Bird 3-6:30pm • 1/2 price ALL sushi • All draft beer $1.99

Buy 1 Entree & 2 Drinks, Get the 2nd Entree

50% OFF

(dine-in only) (equal or lesser value) Offer valid with coupon only. Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per table. Expires 05/03/13.

30% OFF Your ENTIRE CHECK

(Dine-in only, drinks not included, AFTER 3PM) Offer valid with coupon only. Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per table. Valid 04/04-04/08/13.

Now Featuring Full Bar • 99¢ Domestic Bottle Beer (w/ meal purchase) Asheville Mall (next to Ulta Makeup) • (828) 298-1666

Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm

www.W i l d Wo k A s h e v i l l e .com

ORANGe peel The Black Angels (psych, garage) w/ Allah-Las & Elephant Stone, 8pm pACk'S TAveRN Steve Poteat Duo (classic rock, jam), 9pm phOeNIx lOUNGe Jazz night, 8pm pISGAh bRewING COmpANy The Ragbirds (bluegrass, Americana) w/ If Birds Could Fly, 9pm Red STAG GRIll Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm SCANdAlS NIGhTClUb Zumba, 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am SOUTh SIde STATION Karaoke, 9pm SOUTheRN AppAlAChIAN bReweRy Desiree Christa Ricker (folk, Americana), 8pm STRAIGhTAwAy CAFe Lester Grass (bluegrass), 6pm TAllGARy'S CANTINA Flying Oatsmen, 9:30pm TImO'S hOUSe DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am TOwN pUmp Roots Awaiting Growth (Southern rock, country), 9pm TReASURe ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

4/4

ZOE & CLOYD

Acoustic Appalachian • FREE • 7:30pm Dinner Reservations Recommended

Sun

4/7

SUNDAY JAZZ SHOWCASE FREE • 8pm

Dinner Reservations Recommended

tue

4/9 Sat

4/13

BLUEGRASS SESSIONS FREE • 9pm

EL TEN ELEVEN $8/$12 • 9pm

ONe STOp delI & bAR Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully), 11am Big Something (jam, rock) w/ Makayan, 10pm ORANGe peel Eskmo & Little People (electronic) w/ Marley Carroll, 9pm

STRAIGhTAwAy CAFe Dan Seward (singer-songwriter, Americana), 6pm wAll STReeT COFFee hOUSe Kids' open mic, 2pm

monday, april 8 5 wAlNUT wINe bAR Whitney Moore (singer-songwriter), 8pm blACk mOUNTAIN Ale hOUSe Karaoke, 9pm

pURple ONION CAFe Uptown Jazz Quartet, 8pm

GROve pARk INN GReAT hAll Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm

ROOT bAR NO. 1 R.A.G. (roots), 9pm

hANGAR lOUNGe Karaoke, 10pm

SCANdAlS NIGhTClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

hOllANd'S GRIlle Open mic, 8pm

ATheNA'S ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bIeR GARdeN DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blACk mOUNTAIN Ale hOUSe The Low Counts (rock, Americana, blues), 9pm bOIleR ROOm Shellshock w/ DJ Drees & Queen April (goth, industrial), 10pm bywATeR Ram Mandelkorn Trio w/ Cody Wright & Jacob Bauman (jazz, funk, fusion), 9pm ClUb hAIRSpRAy Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am ClUb meTROpOlIS JWOB w/ AFK & Paer Baer, 10pm dOUble CROwN Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm dUGOUT Ten Toe Turbo (rock), 8pm

emeRAld lOUNGe Splynter (electronic) w/ Peripheral & Moving Temple, 9pm

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OlIve OR TwIST 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm

SOUTheRN AppAlAChIAN bReweRy Ellen Trnka (singer-songwriter), 5pm

GRey eAGle mUSIC hAll & TAveRN Contra dance, 8pm

elAINe'S dUelING pIANO bAR Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

743 HAYWOOD RD • 828-575-2737 • ISISASHEVILLE.COM

OddITORIUm Peggy Ratusz & Al McDaniel (acoustic, blues), 9pm

SCANdAlS NIGhTClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

pISGAh bRewING COmpANy The Duhks (world, blues, pop), 9pm

AShevIlle RAdIO CAFe Reckless Mercy (Christian folk rock), 8pm

Thur

mONTe vISTA hOTel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm

ORANGe peel Richard Thompson Trio (folk rock), 8pm

whITe hORSe Bayou Diesel (Cajun, zydeco) w/ Jackomo, 8pm

AlTAmONT TheATeR Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket), 8pm

12am

lexINGTON Ave bReweRy (lAb) Back stage: Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros (rock) w/ Woody Wood, 9:30pm

ONe STOp delI & bAR Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am

COURTyARd GAlleRy Open mic, 8-11pm

AlTAmONT bRewING COmpANy The Lazybirds (blues, jazz, Americana), 9:30pm

Full Bar

JACk OF heARTS Moses Atwood (folk), 9pm

OddITORIUm The Shirks w/ Thee Loud Croud & Nutter (punk), 9pm

phOeNIx lOUNGe Blown Glass Band (Americana), 9pm

5 wAlNUT wINe bAR Shake It Like A Caveman (blues), 10pm

COMING SOON

JACk OF The wOOd pUb The Low Down Sires (jazz) w/ Sparrow at the Well, 9pm

mONTe vISTA hOTel Jared Gallamore (standards), 11am

wAll STReeT COFFee hOUSe Open mic, 9pm

185 kING STReeT Dana & Susan Robinson (acoustic, Appalachian), 8pm

5pm–12am

hOTel INdIGO Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm

lObSTeR TRAp Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm

bywATeR Open mic, 9pm

saturday, april 6

Open 7 Days/Week

hOllANd'S GRIlle Karaoke, 9:30pm

Hot Point Trio (jazz), 9pm

pACk'S TAveRN Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 9pm

wIld wING CAFe A Social Function (rock, dance), 9pm

Dinner Menu till 10pm Late Night Menu till

GROve pARk INN GReAT hAll Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm Bob Zullo Quartet (Latin, jazz, pop), 9pm-midnight

FReNCh bROAd bReweRy TASTING ROOm Even the Animals (folk rock), 6pm

SOUTheRN AppAlAChIAN bReweRy Dave Desmelik Duo (Americana), 8pm

JACk OF heARTS pUb Ben Wilson, Tristan Musique & Rob Nance (singer-songwriters), 6:30pm

STRAIGhTAwAy CAFe Paul Cataldo (Americana), 6pm

phOeNIx lOUNGe Howie Johnson Trio (rock jam), 9pm

TAllGARy'S CANTINA Jarvis Jenkins Band (rock, jam), 9:30pm

TImO'S hOUSe Jam night (multi-genre open jam), 10pm

TOwN pUmp Mac Comer (funk rock), 9pm

TReASURe ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

TReASURe ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

TReSSA'S dOwNTOwN JAzz ANd blUeS Scary-Oke, 11pm

weSTvIlle pUb Freeway Revival (Southern rock), 10pm whITe hORSe "A Ragtime Romp" w/ Daniel Weiser, 7:30pm wIld wING CAFe Deep Fried Five (funk, rock), 9pm

sunday, april 7 185 kING STReeT Jack Williams (folk, country, jazz), 8pm 5 wAlNUT wINe bAR Jamar Woods (singer-songwriter), 7pm AlTAmONT bRewING COmpANy Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 5:30pm

weSTvIlle pUb Trivia night, 9pm wIld wING CAFe Team trivia, 8pm

tuesday, april 9 185 kING STReeT King/Queen of King Street (songwriting competition), 8pm 5 wAlNUT wINe bAR The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm AlTAmONT bRewING COmpANy Open mic, 8pm AlTAmONT TheATeR Bill Gerhardt (jazz), 8pm

AlTAmONT TheATeR Jim Hurst (bluegrass), 7pm

AShevIlle mUSIC hAll Funk jam, 11pm

blACk mOUNTAIN Ale hOUSe Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am

ClUb eleveN ON GROve Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ Big Nasty Jazz Band, 8:30pm

dOUble CROwN Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm GROve pARk INN GReAT hAll Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm ISIS ReSTAURANT ANd mUSIC hAll Jazz showcase, 8pm JACk OF The wOOd pUb Another RoadSide Attraction (gypsy jazz, cabaret), 10:30pm JACk OF heARTS

ClUb RemIx Asheville's Finest (variety show & open mic), 9pm CReekSIde TAphOUSe Old-time jam, 6:30pm emeRAld lOUNGe Deadstring Brothers (rock), 9pm GRey eAGle mUSIC hAll & TAveRN Over the Rhine (folk, Americana), 8pm GROve pARk INN GReAT hAll


Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm iSiS reStauraNt aND muSic hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm JacK of the wooD Pub Emily Easterly (singer-songwriter, rock) w/ Thomas McNeely, 9pm lexiNGtoN ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Joe DeRosa (comedy), 9pm

Authentic Japanese Cuisine and Sushi

lobSter traP Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm Native KitcheN & Social Pub Trivia, 7pm

Buy 1 dinner, get the 2nd dinner ½-price

o.heNry'S/tuG Movie trivia, 10pm olive or twiSt The Blue Dogs (blues), 8-11pm

(equal or lesser value)

Sunday – Thursday

oNe StoP Deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Jeff Markham & Even the Animals w/ Rae John & the Cosmic Rebellion, 8pm DJ Adam Strange, 10pm

4:30pm – 10:00pm

Expires 3/31 • No cash value For 2 people only • Dine-in Only

Friday & Saturday 4:30pm – 10:30pm

4 Regent Park Blvd. Asheville, NC 28806 • yoshidaasheville.com • (828) 252-5903

PhoeNix louNGe Eric Congdon & Howie Johnson (Americana, rock), 8pm tallGary'S caNtiNa Techno dance party, 9:30pm tolliver'S croSSiNG iriSh Pub Trivia, 8:30pm treaSure club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am treSSa'S DowNtowN Jazz aND blueS El Duende (Latin jazz), 9pm weStville Pub Blues jam, 10pm white horSe Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm

Wednesday, april 10 185 KiNG Street Pisgah Pickers (roots) w/ Lefty Williams, 8pm 5 walNut wiNe bar Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm aDam DaltoN DiStillery DJ dance party (EDM, bass), 10pm barley'S taProom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm blacK mouNtaiN ale houSe Bluegrass jam, 9pm bywater International reggae dance night, 9pm

a league of her own: Erin McKeown is generally characterized as a singer-songwriter, but the multi-instrumentalist’s bouncy, pop-friendly tunes range from understated folk ballads to electronic rock (with plenty of acoustic jazz and swing to bridge the gap). McKeown plays Jack of the Wood on Friday, April 5.

club remix Open House (dance music, DJs), 9pm creeKSiDe taPhouSe Open mic, 9pm

Native KitcheN & Social Pub Appalachian night, 7pm

Dirty South louNGe Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

o.heNry'S/tuG Karaoke, 10pm

Double crowN William Tyler (indie rock) w/ Kovacs & the Polar Bear, 9pm DuGout Karaoke, 8pm elaiNe'S DueliNG PiaNo bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am Grey eaGle muSic hall & taverN Peter Case (singer-songwriter) w/ Lera Lynn, 8pm haNGar louNGe Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm harrah'S cheroKee Casino: Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pmclose hollaND'S Grille Karaoke, 9:30pm iSiS reStauraNt aND muSic hall Impromptu Sessions (improv jam w/ rotating musicians), 9:30pm JacK of the wooD Pub Old-time jam, 4pm JacK of heartS Hot Point Trio (jazz), 9pm

olive or twiSt Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm oNe StoP Deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 9pm PhoeNix louNGe Jess Strickland (reggae), 8pm PiSGah brewiNG comPaNy Even the Animals (Americana, rock), 6pm PulP Pawtooth (rock), 9pm reD StaG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm Static aGe recorDS Spirits and the Melchizedek Children (shoegaze), w/ Knives and Daggers, 9pm StraiGhtaway cafe Coping Stone (world, Appalachian), 6pm

DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am vaNuatu Kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm

Thursday, april 11 185 KiNG Street Swayback Sisters (country, Americana), 8pm 5 walNut wiNe bar The Big Nasty (jazz), 8pm altamoNt theater Hip Harp Tweet-Up, 6:30pm barley'S taProom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm blacK mouNtaiN ale houSe Mountain Feist (bluegrass, Americana), 9pm club remix Asheville Rootz Collective (roots, reggae, dancehall), 9pm

tallGary'S caNtiNa Open mic/jam, 7pm

Double crowN International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

timo'S houSe Blues jam, 10pm

elaiNe'S DueliNG PiaNo bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

trailheaD reStauraNt aND bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm treaSure club

emeralD louNGe The Cave Singers (indie rock) w/ Bleeding Rainbow, 9pm

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FReNCh bROAd bReweRy TASTING ROOm The Paper Crowns (rock), 6pm

FReNCh bROAd bReweRy TASTING ROOm Lyndsay Wojcik (folk, soul), 6pm

GRey eAGle mUSIC hAll & TAveRN Honey Island Swamp Band ("bayou Americana") w/ Monophonics, 9pm

GOOd STUFF Liam McKay (singer-songwriter, rock), 8pm

hARRAh'S CheROkee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight

GRey eAGle mUSIC hAll & TAveRN Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun (Americana, country, swing, blues), 8pm

hOllANd'S GRIlle Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm JACk OF heARTS pUb Old-time jam, 7pm JACk OF The wOOd pUb No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm

hOTel INdIGO Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm

mARkeT plACe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm

JACk OF The wOOd pUb Alex Culbreth & the Dead Country Stars w/ The Rough & Tumble, 5pm Southbound Turnaround (honky-tonk) w/ Ian Thomas (Americana), 9pm

ONe STOp delI & bAR Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm ORANGe peel Son Volt (alt-country, rock) w/ Colonel Ford, 9pm phOeNIx lOUNGe Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm pISGAh bRewING COmpANy New Orleans Suspects (funk), 9pm pURple ONION CAFe Johnson's Crossroad (bluegrass), 7:30pm TAllGARy'S CANTINA Asheville music showcase, 8pm TImO'S hOUSe Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am TOwN pUmp Darlyne Cain (singer-songwriter), 9pm TRAIlheAd ReSTAURANT ANd bAR Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm

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JACk OF heARTS The Mug (rock), 9pm lexINGTON Ave bReweRy (lAb) Back stage: Lionz of Zion (reggae, funk) w/ Marietta's Palm, 9:30pm mARkeT plACe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm mONTe vISTA hOTel Michelle Cobley (Celtic, jazz), 6pm NATIve kITCheN & SOCIAl pUb Treehouse, 7:30pm ONe STOp delI & bAR Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm ORANGe peel They Might Be Giants (alternative, rock) w/ Moon Hooch (dubstep, jazz, house), 8pm pACk'S TAveRN DJ MoTo (dance, pop hits), 9pm phOeNIx lOUNGe Jazz night, 8pm

bIeR GARdeN DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blACk mOUNTAIN Ale hOUSe Dance party w/ DJ Munn, 9pm bywATeR The Blue Rags (boogie, "rag 'n' roll"), 9pm dOUble CROwN Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm dUGOUT 96.5 House Band (covers), 8pm elAINe'S dUelING pIANO bAR Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am emeRAld lOUNGe Chris Simmons (blues) w/ The Chuck Beattie Band, Big Gene & Danny Lee's Loud Pack, 9pm FReNCh bROAd bReweRy TASTING ROOm Leigh Glass & the Hazards (Americana, blues), 6pm GROve pARk INN GReAT hAll Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm Bob Zullo Quartet (Latin, jazz, pop), 9pm-midnight hOllANd'S GRIlle Karaoke, 9:30pm hOTel INdIGO Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm ISIS ReSTAURANT ANd mUSIC hAll El Ten Eleven (post-rock), 9pm JACk OF The wOOd pUb Jacob Green (singer-songwriter), 5pm The Harris Brothers (Americana) w/ Mountain Feist, 9pm

pISGAh bRewING COmpANy Cedric Burnside Project (delta blues), 9pm

JACk OF heARTS Pleasure Chest (soul, rock), 9pm

Red STAG GRIll Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

OlIve OR TwIST 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm

ROOT bAR NO. 1 Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 9pm

ONe STOp delI & bAR Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully), 11am

SCANdAlS NIGhTClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

ORANGe peel BoomBox (electronic, funk, blues, dance), 9pm

185 kING STReeT Nikki Talley (country, rock, blues), 8pm

SOUTh SIde STATION Karaoke, 9pm

5 wAlNUT wINe bAR Circus Mutt (folk, jazz), 10pm

STRAIGhTAwAy CAFe Tater Diggers (country, old-time), 6pm

pACk'S TAveRN Jeff Anders & Scott Raines (acoustic rock, jam), 9pm

AlTAmONT TheATeR Peter Bradley Adams (singer-songwriter), 8pm

TAllGARy'S CANTINA Contagious (rock), 9:30pm

phOeNIx lOUNGe The Moon & You (folk, Americana), 9pm

TImO'S hOUSe DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am

pISGAh bRewING COmpANy Phuncle Sam (rock, jam), 8pm

AShevIlle mUSIC hAll The Fritz (funk, rock, jam) w/ Jahman Brahman, 10pm ATheNA'S ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

TOwN pUmp Sonic Cult (pop punk), 9pm TReASURe ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

bIeR GARdeN DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

vANUATU kAvA bAR Seraphim Arkistra (electro-coustic, ambient, improv), 9pm

blACk mOUNTAIN Ale hOUSe Dulci Ellenberger & Dan Shearin (Americana, folk), 9pm

wAll STReeT COFFee hOUSe Open mic, 9pm

bOIleR ROOm The Featured Creeps (rock, punk) w/ Pawtooth & Full Tilt Sleaze, 9pm

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hOllANd'S GRIlle Jump Your Grin (funk, blues), 9:30pm

lObSTeR TRAp Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

OlIve OR TwIST Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm

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GROve pARk INN GReAT hAll Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm

ATheNA'S ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

bywATeR Jon Stickley Bluegrass Band, 9pm ClUb eleveN ON GROve Salsa dancing, 10pm dOUble CROwN Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm dUGOUT Live music, 9pm emeRAld lOUNGe Ryan Sheffield & the High Hills w/ Total War, Madre & Ben Trickey (indie rock), 9pm

whITe hORSe Asheville Jazz Orchestra w/ The Mars Hill College Jazz Orchestra, 8pm

saturday, april 13 185 kING STReeT River Rats (blues, rock, funk), 8pm 5 wAlNUT wINe bAR Russ Wilson (hot jazz), 10pm AlTAmONT TheATeR Deborah Henson-Conant (electric harp), 8pm AShevIlle mUSIC hAll The Broadcast (rock, soul) w/ The Critters (psych-pop), 10pm

pURple ONION CAFe Nikki Talley (Southern rock, blues), 8pm ROOT bAR NO. 1 Bob Dylan tribute, 7pm SCANdAlS NIGhTClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am STRAIGhTAwAy CAFe Rain or Shine (old-time, string band), 6pm TAllGARy'S CANTINA Carolina Rex (rock, funk), 9:30pm TOwN pUmp Erisa Rei (roots rock), 9pm TReASURe ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am weSTvIlle pUb Paul Edelman & Skunk Ruckus ("hillbilly gutrock"), 10pm whITe hORSe Battle of the Bands, 5pm Amici Music's "The Jewish Spirit" (chamber, classical), 7:30pm


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West of MeMphis

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Director: Amy Berg (Deliver Us from evil) PlAyers: DAmien WAyne echols, JAson BAlDWin, Jessie misskelley, lorris DAvis DocuMentary

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I believe it’s an established fact that I almost never watch documentaries by choice. (Sure, there are exceptions. I even had someone bring me a copy of Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary, Living in the Material World, back from the U.K. before it was available here, but that was Scorsese and George Harrison.) Plus, I’m not big on “true crime” stuff in general, which is why there’s a nice box set of all three Paradise Lost documentaries — covering much the same material as West of Memphis — sitting unopened on a shelf. As a result of this — and the fact that I had only the sketchiest notion of the case — Amy Berg’s documentary played like an almost harrowing suspense tale for me. I suspect that was in the film’s favor. I was probably close to the perfect audience member for it. With that in mind, I’m going to suggest that anyone in the same position as I should take my word that this documentary works as truly compelling drama without reading further. Try as I may, I can find no way of discussing the film without giving too much away in the bargain. If you have seen the earlier documentaries on the same case, you might well question the actual need for an additional film — especially at 147 minutes. I can’t authoritatively say, of course, but I have the impression that West of Memphis has more information, had greater access to the people involved and benefits from the distance of hindsight — without having to rehash material from earlier films. Plus, even with its running time, it’s considerably more compact than the other three films . Here you get the whole story — or at least the whole story according to the filmmakers, who are obviously sympathetic Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, the three kids who were originally convicted of the murders of three 8-year-old boys — Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore. Since the filmmakers — and apparently most people — now believe three were innocent

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Quartet (pG-13) 11:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:00

evil Dead (r) 2:00, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 G.i. Joe: retaliation 3D (pG-13) 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 G.i. Joe: retaliation 2D (pG-13) 2:05, 4:45, 7:30, 10:20 the host (pG-13) 1:25, 4:20, 7:15, 10:05 the incredible Burt Wonderstone (pG-13) 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15

Damien Echols in Amy Berg's rivetting documentary on the West Memphis Three, West of Memphis. of the 1993 crimes, that’s the approach they take. All in all, the filmmakers present a compelling case for their innocence. Nearly every aspect of the original case is summarily picked apart — from the whole Satanic cult business to the handling of the evidence. While they may, however, go a little too far in defending Damien Echols’ character (aspects of his less than admirable behavior are raised early in the film, and then never addressed), the real question comes down to whether or not he was guilty. The film makes a convincing case — borne out by the weird facesaving plea bargain the state of Arkansas came up with rather than face a new trial and any lawsuits likely to be brought against them in light of the new (or even correctly examined) evidence. It’s a sobering look at how the wheels of justice can be — and are — manipulated by political expediency and a small town’s tendrils of the old boy network. While the film finds a measure of solace for the three charged, it — out of necessity — since the state has no interest in pursuing the case — leaves hanging the question of the real murderer (who the film all but accuses) going free. I won’t say the film is perfect — the personalities who helped pursue the case can get pretty self-satisfied — and, of course, it’s not going to sway everyone. It does, however, make a solid case and is certainly a compelling viewing. Rated R for disturbing violent content and some language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

G.i. Joe: retaliation J Director: Jon m. chu (JUstin BieBer: never say never) PlAyers: DWAyne Johnson, ADriAnne PAlicki, D.J. cotronA, Byung-hun lee, Bruce Willis action

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The Story: The members of G.I. Joe team are attacked and nearly destroyed as the evil cabal that is Cobra attempts to bring the world to its knees. The Lowdown: A cheesy, charmless blow-em-up, heavy in dumb, macho action-movie clichés that’s short on tact. Let’s flashback to the summer of 2012, where — with about a month left till its release — Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation was suddenly and surreptitiously put on the shelf. So, has a year in the vault helped G.I. Joe? No, of course not. It’s still a big, dumb action movie based on a bunch of plastic toys, and made by people who don’t understand that this sort of thing should be fun and absurd. Instead of that, they give us an awkwardly corny action movie with little in the way of charm. In my review for this film’s predecessor G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra (2009), I had the same problems. But comparing the two movies now, I’m shocked to think that I possibly sold the first one short — and it even had a Wayans Brother in it. Rise of the Cobra — with a scenery-chewing, mustache-twirling (well, figuratively) Joseph Gordon-Levitt as its

on the road (r) 11:00, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:50 oz the Great and powerful 2D (pG) 11:10, 1:15, 4:10, 6:25, 9:30

the croods 2D (pG) 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 8:55

The Lowdown: If you know little about the case, this should be one suspenseful moviegoing experience. If you’re familiar with the case, it ought to still prove a compelling watch because of the amassed and distilled information.

olympus has fallen (r) 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

Warm Bodies (pG-13) 10:00

the croods 3D (pG) 1:05, 3:30, 5:55, 8:20

The Story: Documentary on the West Memphis Three and the efforts to prove them innocent of the murders for which they were convicted in 1994.

Jurassic park 2D (pG-13) 12:00

identity thief (r) 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 Jurassic park 3D (pG-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 olympus has fallen (r) 1:30, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 n carolina cineMas (274-9500)

admission (pG-13) 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:40 the croods 3D (pG) 11:00, 4:05, 9:15 the croods 2D (pG) 2:00, 7:10 evil Dead (r) 11:05, 2:40, 4:00, 7:35, 9:45 G.i. Joe: retaliation 3D (pG-13) 4:30, 9:30 G.i. Joe: retaliation 2D (pG-13) 11:30, 2:00, 7:10 the host (pG-13) 11:00, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40

silver linings playbook (r) 11:15, 1:15, 4:15, 6:15, 9:20 stoker (r) 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 tyler perry's temptation (pG-13) 11:15, 1;45, 4;15, 6;45, 9:15 West of Memphis (r) 11:40, 2:45, 6:00, 9:10 n cineBarre (6657776) n co-eD cineMa BrevarD (883-2200)

olympus has fallen (r) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 n epic of henDersonville (6931146) n fine arts theatre (232-1536)

chasing ice (pG-13) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 the Gatekeepers (pG-13) 1:00, 4:00 stoker (r) 7:00 n flatrock cineMa (697-2463)

olympus has fallen (r) 4:00, 7:00 (no 7:00 show mon. 4/8) Quartet (pG-13) 1:00 sat-sun only n reGal BiltMore GranDe staDiuM 15 (684-1298) n uniteD artists Beaucatcher (2981234)

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startingfriday EVIL DEAD

Here's first-time feature director Fede Alvarez's remake or reboot or re-imagining or resomething of Sam Raimi's 1981 film of the same name. The biggest stars are Jane Levy (from TV's Subugatory) and Lou Taylor Pucci (Beginners), but stars aren't what this kind of movie is actually about. The story doesn't seem to deviate from the one in 1981: some 20-somethings in a cabin in the woods ill-advisedly read aloud from an old book (never a good idea) and summon a bunch of inhospitable demons. Early reviews — a few from reputable sources — are surprisingly good. (R)

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villain (who’s not around for the sequel) along with its playset-like secret bases and gizmos at least had a sense of its origins despite its summer tent-pole dunderheadedness. Retaliation is just as stupid — and stripped of even accidental entertainment value. The new picture is fitted with lower production values, a less impressive cast and even a severe lack of G.I. Joe characters with silly names (Heavy Duty, Hard Master etc.) that can be mistaken for sexual positions (I guess “Roadblock” could work on that score, but it sounds mighty uncomfortable to me). The idea that a sequel to Rise of the Cobra could get things even more wrong is plainly astonishing. Last year, the rumors surrounding Retaliation’s delay had to do with speculation that the film required more Channing Tatum. This turns out to be false. (It looks like the holdup was just to coat the film in 3-D and squeeze those surcharges out of a crappy movie.) In fact, Tatum — an actor whose appeal has grown for me since 21 Jump Street (2012) and his work with Steven Soderbergh — gets knocked off in the first 20 minutes (presumably to wipe away any memories of the first movie, though I doubt anyone remembers it). The trade-off for getting rid of Tatum — a genuinely affable star — is that he’s replaced with a very sweaty Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and some guy named D.J. Cotrona, a performer so devoid of charisma that I had to actively force myself to pay attention when he was on screen. Here’s a guy with all the charm and good looks of a low-rent soap star, and (somehow) here he is moping around in a real-life Hollywood movie. But maybe I’m being too hard on Mr. Cotrona and The Rock since even Bruce Willis — who occasionally makes a living by being the best thing in a lot of lousy flicks — looks bored to be here, too. After all, Retaliation itself is a tangled mess of flat, jumbled action sequences and fits of machismo. The plot — revolving around the evil Cobra commander who attempts to take over the world — exists strictly so that the largest possible amount of "stuff" either gets shot or blown up. That Chu — the man who directed numerous dance sequences in two Step Up movies — can’t film a single coherent fight scene here, is frankly amazing. He’s got zero sense of playfulness. The whole ninja clan kung-fu subplot between Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Kim, who starred in I Saw the Devil, and who, frankly, deserves better than this) should be fun, but it comes

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across as warmed over Tarantino at best. At worst, it’s chintzy (like RZA’s old man makeup being bad enough that even Guy Pearce and Ridley Scott would find it unbelievable) and extraneous. And there you have it: chintzy and extraneous — the best three-word summation I can give you for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

THE HOST J Director: AnDrew niccol (In TIme) PlAyers: sAoirse ronAn, MAx irons, williAM Hurt, JAke Abel, DiAne kruger MuSHy ScI-FI ROMAncE

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The Story: Sci-Fi silliness about aliens taking over earthlings’ bodies — with timeout for teen passions. The Lowdown: Unbelievably tedious, occasionally unintentionally funny, teencentric sci-fi soaper that moves at a pace that makes 125 minutes seem like it must be no more than three or four days. I saw Andrew Niccol’s film of the Stephenie Meyer novel The Host at 11 a.m. on Good Friday morning. When the house lights finally went up, one of my companions asked me, "Did we miss Easter?" I understood exactly how he felt, because, yes, it really was that slow and boring. Let me put it this way — it is not only worse than the new Tyler Perry movie, it is worse than the entire Twilight series. Pause for a moment to let the enormity of that statement sink in. This is not the first time that Meyer’s muddled prose has dragged an interesting director to his artistic doom — just look at Bill Condon with those two Twilight movies. (Condon at least maintained a modicum of style and can’t be blamed for writing the screenplay.) Niccol, on the other hand, penned the script for the amassed stupidity on display here, so there’s really no one else to blame. I do, however, think the woman’s books should carry some kind of creative health caution like "Warning: Translating this sludge to film causes artistic mediocrity, brain silting and personal embarrassment. Put the book down now and seek treatment for possible contamination."

Of course, I realize that neither the book nor the film is aimed at me. They are both aimed at hormonal teenagers who like to imagine themselves as dreamy girls being lusted after by two hunky guys. (Actually, I know some adults — not necessarily female — who harbor similar fantasies, but Meyer shows no evidence of understanding this.) It’s aimed at folks who don’t burst out laughing at lines like, "Kiss me like you want me to slap you." Here we have Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan, who should have known better) as one of the few remaining humans who has not been taken over by aliens (the outer space kind) called "Souls" who are inserted into human bodies, wipe their brains, make their eyes light up and exploits them. Melanie, being a plucky heroine type, manages to fend off — or at least insist on coexisting with — an alien named "The Wanderer" when it’s implanted in her. (Since these creatures — they look like a cross between one of the hairier molds and a fiber-optic art kit gone wrong — have to be implanted by a surgical procedure performed by co-opted humans, you’re left wondering how this started in the first place.) This whole split-personality jazz with Melanie/The Wanderer provides a good deal of unintentional amusement since it requires Ronan to argue with the voice in her head. And, yeah, that’s as unworkable as it sounds, even though only The Wanderer speaks while Melanie is relegated to a voice-over (which comes from the rear speakers in the theater). Well, Diane Kruger as The Seeker (whether she’s been searching low and high or playing Quidditch is never addressed) is having none of this and is about to swap out bodies when our ill-matched duo take it on the lam. Despite being pursued by seeker types in chrome-plated Lotus sports cars (the Souls are apparently dazzled by anything shiny), our heroine makes it to her Uncle Jeb’s (William Hurt) last outpost of humanity — a kind of hippie commune inside a disused volcano that appears to contain sets left over from Norman Jewison’s film of Jesus Christ Superstar (1973). Of course, Melanie’s LED eyes give her away and she has one heck of a time explaining that she still exists inside this infested body. In fact, she narrowly escapes execution, but having done so, she ends up with her old boyfriend (Max Irons) still after her and another strapping lad (Jake Abel) all a-dither over The Wanderer (now idiotically rechristened "Wanda" by Uncle Jeb). Of course, a nice ménage would sort this threesome (or is it foursome?) out, but that’s not even a consideration in young adult fiction, I guess. And anyway, The Seeker is still out there trying to destroy what’s left of humanity, and the commune is busy raising wheat, so this heartthrob stuff has to take a back seat. It slowly works its way to a conclusion — aspects of which cannot even be tortured into making any narrative sense — that leaves the story open for sequels that probably won’t happen after a lackluster opening weekend. At least, I hope they won’t. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande


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The Story: Moralizing cautionary drama about the wages of sin and leaving your husband for a slick millionaire sociopath. The Lowdown: Quite possibly, it’s the most appalling movie Tyler Perry has churned out in ages. What more needs be said? Never has a film so needed Tyler Perry in Madea drag or a pot of boiling grits hurled in someone’s face as Tyler Perry’s Temptation — easily the prolific filmmaker’s worst film since Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Girls (2007). While it’s better than that entry in his filmography, it’s actually less entertaining because — up till the last few scenes — Temptation lacks the fever dream frenzied melodrama of the earlier movie. Temptation is Perry at his most sanctimoniously preachy — something he’s been soft-pedaling in recent years — and also at his most reactionary. This is adapted — pretty loosely, it seems — from a Perry stage play from 2008 called The Marriage Counselor (the online description of which sounds more interesting than the film). Here we’re back to the Perry who advocates the "no-sex-before-marriage, folks" message (what does this say about 43-year-old bachelor Perry?), church-going on a daily basis and a set of strict strictures for wives (including meal cooking and sex three times a week — presumably as separate endeavors). It’s relevant, I suppose, to people who practice these beliefs, but not so much to anyone else. One of the changes to the play includes slapping a framing story on it with this "true story" being told by the world’s most unethical marriage counselor, who seems to believe counseling involves scaring the client into marital submission along the lines of her own beliefs, rather than the client’s. It will come as no surprise to anyone as to whose story is being told here. Essentially, the spiel is about two Christian innocents — sweethearts since they were 6 — moving from some golden-hued southland to the bedeviled big city which is, in this case,

Washington, D.C. (Perry constantly reminds us of this with unnecessary skyline shots.) Wife Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) dreams of the day when she can open her own marriage counseling business (see what I mean about no surprise), but spends her days toiling away at something for online matchmaking entrepreneur Janice (Vanessa Williams with a really bad French accent, which turns out to be justified). Meanwhile, her husband, the beefy-but-boring Brice (Lance Gross), works as a pharmacist at comic relief Mrs. Chapman’s (Renée Taylor) drugstore. He dreams of owning his own pharmacy, so both husband and wife have aspirations, but his are more reasonable because, well, he’s the man. All this comes apart when Judith gets involved with equally-beefy-but-rich-and-exciting Harley (Robbie Jones). (All desirable males in Perry’s movies tend to have gym-rat bodies that his camera lingers on far more than those of the women — which may or may not be for his primarily female audience.) Of course, no good can come of this because it’s sinful — and Harley is bad news, which you can tell from his first scene. Soon Judith is drinking, doping and hanging out in dens of sin where even homosexual hijinks (of the PG-13 variety) are taking place. The story becomes increasingly dumb before finally erupting into full-blown insanity when a subplot involving a beleagured co-worker (Brandy Norwood) of Brice’s turns out not to be sub-anything. Then it turns into full-tilt Perry insane melodrama, which is, at least, entertaining, though not in the way Perry seems to intend. It’s mostly a tepid tease (that rating keeps its steamy promises at bay). I will say one of the twists made the audience gasp. Why, I don’t know. For a Perry film, it’s also blandly cast and acted. None of the characters have much spark and the performances are middling at best. The big come-on of casting the talent-challenged Kim Kardashian (you could play solitaire on that woman’s backside while she’s standing up, which I guess is the appeal) is just as annoying and pointless as you might imagine. I used to kvetch about Perry selling the gospel with weed and flatulence jokes. Right now, those seem like the good old days. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content. reviewed by Ken Hanke Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher

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romAntic DrAmA comeDy rAteD nr In Brief: In 1957, Leo McCarey was a director out of vogue and out of favor, so he tried to restart his career by remaking his 1939 film Love Affair — rechristened An Affair to Remember. While it was a hit, it really didn’t revive his career, but this story of a shipboard romance that turns into much more (with a large injection of tragedy) has certainly claimed a notch in American cinema. The Hendersonville Film Society will show An Affair to Remember Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

8 1/2 JJJJJ SurreAl Semi-AutobiogrAphicAl comeDy DrAmA rAteD nr In Brief: If you only see one Federico Fellini film, 8 1/2 is the one to see. It’s the film where Fellini emerged as the fully-formed fantasist he’s most identified as. It’s a beguiling fantasy about a filmmaker trying to come to terms with his life, his spirituality, his love life and the big movie already in the works that he’s supposed to make — even though he has only the barest notion of what that film will be. Whether it actually means anything or is simply a look at a filmmaker’s own confusion is up to you, but it’s a ride like few others. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present 8 1/2 Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com

the hiDDen JJJJ Sci-fi horror Action rAteD r In Brief: Jack Sholder’s The Hidden (1987) is a strangely overlooked sci-fi horror action gem from a decade not exactly bursting with gems. Kyle MachLachlan (fresh from Blue Velvet and seemingly in training for his role in Twin Peaks) stars as an FBI agent who is obviously more than he pretends to be since he’s on the trail of an alien who takes over human bodies and then goes on hedonistic crime sprees — with a penchant for hard rock, Ferraris and killing anyone who gets in his way. It’s fast-paced, extremely wellmade and lots of fun. Orbit DVD is screening The Hidden on Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 p.m. at the Admiral.

it! the terror from beyonD SpAce JJJJ Sci-fi horror rAteD nr In Brief: Though it’s pretty indefensible as objectively good in any normal sense, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is a towering classic of 1950s sci-fi horror cheese. It’s more fun, more memorable and certainly more influential than the handful of big-budget sci-fi movies of the era. After all, none of its pricier brethren can lay claim to being the template for Alien (1979). And, yes, it’s pretty much the same story — told in comic-bookish terms. You have a seemingly unstoppable monster stowing away on a space ship and making meals out of the humans onboard. It’s less sophisticated, yes, but it caused its share of nightmares in youthful viewers. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen It! The Terror from Beyond Space Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

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In Brief: Danny Boyle’s debut film is nearly 20 years old (hard to imagine), but feels as if it came out last week. It’s the wicked — and wickedly funny — tale of what happens when three terribly trendy Glaswegian flatmates discover their new tenant is dead and has left behind a suitcase full of money. Should they notify the police or dispose of the body and keep the cash? They choose the latter course — calling down the wrath of the mobsters to whom the loot belongs, and feeding their own paranoia and greed in the bargain. The Asheville Film Society will screen Shallow Grave Tuesday, April 9 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.


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Briefs Asheville to drop funding of Bele Chere festival, urging 300,000 would-be festivalgoers to just keep their shirts on that weekend Public radio station WCQS expands its signal westward, in phase I of “FrequencyModulated manifest destiny” Legislation allows Asheville, Buncombe parks systems to merge, but only after drinks, movie Former APD evidence room manager accused of stealing evidence enters guilty plea Saves prosecutor from logistical nightmare of presenting entire evidence room as evidence Gov. McCrory seeks closure of local museums, decrying their use in conjunction with highfalutin’ booklearnin’ WNC air quality improves overall, including in Canton, where the fart-like odor is less garlicky than usual Asheville police arrest Montana fugitive APD spotted him on horseback, wearing same 10-gallon hat, chaps, lariat as in his mug shot Michael Jackson’s signature ‘Moonwalk’ dance move celebrates 30th anniversary Also celebrating 30th anniversary: Jermaine Jackson’s signature “Figure 8” windshield squeegee move

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Local man who accompanied girlfriend to indie wedding fair still not getting hint ASHEVILLE, MONDAY — Dave Hastings spent two hours looking at gluten-free wedding cakes, hydroponic floral arrangements, and brochures for event farms before his sudden revelation: girlfriend Sonya Blevins has really developed an interest in wedding logistics. “Sonya gets into all kinds of weird hobbies, to the point I don’t even really pay attention to what they are anymore,” said Hastings. “It used to be photography when she took a thousand pictures of me, then it was couples yoga, and now I guess it’s wedding planning.” Dave accompanied Sonya, his girlfriend of six years, to this year’s annual The Big Day Indie Wedding & Celebrations Fair inside the Asheville Art Museum, and helped her choose between three different calligraphists and forge a new friendship with a metalsmith in order to support his girlfriend’s possible new career path. “She has a good job, but if planning weddings is her thing — and lately it really, really is — then I support her,” said Hastings. “If it pays the same or better than her current job, of course.” Hastings believes an approaching milestone in his significant other’s life may play some part in her newfound interest in wedding planning. “Turning 35 is something she always told me was important something something promised herself something when she was a little girl, something something,” Hastings said, trying to recall her exact words. “Many of her close friends have gotten married this year, so I think going to all these weddings has awakened her inner professional wedding planner.” Always the jokester, Hastings planned a memorable way to end an afternoon of assisting Sonya while she compared different wedding vendors. “I dropped to one knee, and asked, ‘Will you...be...my...ride home?’” recounted Hastings. “She cried, tears-of-laughter kind of thing. In fact, she’s still crying days later.”

Dave says he supports his girlfriend Sonya’s (above) unstated decision to pursue a career in wedding planning, despite its inherent stresses and frustrations.

2013 wedding trends • Henna tattoos of wedding rings for couples with open relationships

• Caterer who feeds wedding party and guests using only local animals (farm and domestic) found around the property on the day of the wedding

• Hot wedding themes this year: “urban spelunking,” “contrived non-traditional,” “rainstorm rage in off-white,” “This ain’t your mama’s ill-conceived wedding”

• Hot wedding venues: inside large brewery barrel, organic goat farm slaughter house, sidewalk flashmob wedding, lamaze classroom in community center • “Virtual guests” who are invited to witness the wedding via livestream as opposed to being friends with the couple

• Brides and grooms leaving wedding site in a food truck and doing food prep en route to reception to save on cost. • Wedding dresses with pockets, zippers, knee-patches and denim • Throwing of the fruit bouquet

Likely next moves by North Korea:

• Announcing that future announcements not involving the nuclear annihilation of S. Korea or the United States have been canceled. • Threatening to hit the U.S. where it hurts the most: Guam. • 3rd-generation ruler Kim Jong Un threatens to procreate. • Name-calling escalates to chest-thumping. • Food aid donated to N. Korean citizens by the international community will be fed to starving oxen that consist of the regime’s second line of defense. • North Korea’s leadership may enforce a nationwide Judeo Christian worldview so that the moniker “Great Satan” hits harder on the domestic level. • Cyberspace attacks could knock out critical U.S. assets such as the New York Stock Exchange or LiveJasmin. • Kim Jong Un may cut out U.S. negotiators and deal directly with Dennis Rodman on all security issues.

THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE

DISCOVERIES & ADVANCEMENTS

• 1311: Theodoric of Freiberg publishes the correct explanation of rainbow phenomenon, shortly after freaking out in the world’s first single-rainbow moment. • 1800: Alessandro Volta discovers electrochemical series and invents the world’s first of many unsatisfactory batteries. • 1906: Pierre and Marie Curie smear radium over one another’s naked bodies for the first (and for Pierre,the last) time.

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lEAD RESIDENTIAl COUNSElOR • Eliada is in need of an experienced individual to provide structure and guidance to residential staff by role-modeling the effective implementation of the Eliada treatment model while maintaining a supportive and therapeutic environment for the student population.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 6 months of behavioral health experience; position requires demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills; must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time. Please visit the agency’s website at www.eliada.org for more information or to submit an application. MEDICAl ASSISTANT Mountain Area Recovery Center is seeking a medical assistant for our outpatient opioid treatment facility located in Asheville. The candidate must be a team player and well organized. The position is currently 20 hours per week at $10.00 per hour. Please e-mail your resume to rhonda.ingle@ marc-otp.com or fax to attn: Rhonda Ingle at 828-252-9512. EOE NEXT STEP RECOVERY FOR WOMEN Next Step Recovery for Women is currently looking for a weekend overnight position. Must have extensive knowledge of substance abuse issues. Interested parties please send resume's to info@nextsteprecovery.com. 8283509960 www.nextstepforwomen.org info@nextsteprecovery.com OVERNIGHT CAREGIVERS • You can make a difference! Responsibilities may include: companionship and conversation, light housekeeping, dementia care, and personal care services. We offer flexible assignments based on functional matching factors, such as location and availability. Individual responsibilities vary, as per client-specific needs and requests. We thoroughly screen all applicants for bonding and insuring purposes. Compassionate, professional and dependable individuals will be considered. We have CNA, IHA and Companion positions available. Our multiphase training will provide you with the tools you need to become a successful CAREGiver. Come work for the home care industry leader and Employer of Choice. Home Instead Senior Care • 828-2744406 or hbauer@homeinstead. com. Applications by appointment only. Must be over 21 to apply.

RECENT GRADS If you have a degree in human services and an interest in improving the lives of children and adolescents, Eliada has an opportunity for you! Located in beautiful Asheville, NC, Eliada is a non-profit organization dedicated to Helping Children Succeed. We offer a 1-year paid internship that provides valuable experience in the mental health field working with at-risk youth. Immediate openings available; housing included. Please visit www.eliada.org for more information.

SOlSTICE EAST • A residential treatment center for female adolescents located in Weaverville, NC (15 minutes north of downtown Asheville). Our program specializes in the treatment of trauma, loss, attachment and addiction. We emphasize a relationshipbased approach in a small, nurturing environment. • We are currently seeking a masters or PhD-level licensed therapist to join our clinical team. • Expertise with trauma and loss required. Experience in adolescent residential treatment preferred. A therapist caseload includes a maximum of six clients, and provides individual, family and group therapy weekly. • This is a salaried, full-time position including benefits (Health benefits, Personal leave). REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree or Ph.D. from an accredited graduate program in a behavioral healthrelated field, including graduate degrees in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. • Must have current licensure within their professions (LAC, LPC, LMFT, LCSW etc.) by their respective State Boards and be eligible for and acquire licensure in the state of North Carolina. • Experience working with trauma and loss with female adolescents. • Experience in adolescent residential treatment. • Excellent communicator. * Ability to work in team environment, and to work independently. • Excellent organization skills. • Ability to lead large group activities. Salary: DOE, competitive. • Contact Information: Kyle Gillett <kyle@solsticertc.com> (828) 484-9928. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSElOR Mountain Area Recovery Center is seeking Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors. We have clinics located in Asheville and Clyde, North Carolina. Candidates will provide substance abuse services, including but not limited to, assessments/ screening, intake, client orientation, person centered planning, case management, intervention, client education, and plan and lead structured process and theme centered groups. We offer competitive pay WITH benefits: medical, dental, life, short-term disability, flexible spending account, 401-K, pto, paid holidays, and a flexible work environment in this challenging, yet highly rewarding field. If you are up to the challenge, please e-mail your resume to rhonda.ingle@ marc-otp.com or fax to attention: Rhonda Ingle at 828-2529512. EOE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE DIRECT CARE STAFF • Do you want to make a difference in a person’s life? Consider working for The Arc of North Carolina, a state-wide advocacy and service provider organization that has been promoting the rights and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) since 1953. • The Arc of North Carolina seeks passionate, compassionate, hardworking individuals to support people with I/DD throughout Western North Carolina for the following situations: • A young lady in Hendersonville needs home care one or two days a week. The position requires intense hands on personal care; must be able to lift. Staff will also provide back up to other staff during sick and vacation days when available. Staff compensation is $13.50 an hour. • Also available is a part-time position in south Asheville, providing personal care; must be able to lift. Staff compensation is $11.50 an

hour. Other responsibilities may include: teaching skills to increase independence, promoting inclusion in the community. Related experience in direct care or special education is preferred but not required. Creativity, progressive thinking, strong advocacy skills, and knowledge of community resources are highly desirable. Qualified applicants must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, current driver’s license, and pass background checks. Applicants may: Contact Lorie Boehm at 828-254-4771. Apply in person at 22 Garfield St, Suite 120 Asheville, NC 28803. Or e-mail lboehm@ arcnc.org.

WE NEED "THERAPEUTIC FOSTER PARENTS" • To find out more about becoming a foster parent call Debbie Trainings are free and held on a regular basis. The MENTOR Network debbie.smiley@thementornetwork.com Wilderness Field Instructors, Second Nature Blue Ridge • Following training, facilitate safety and implement treatment plan designed by group therapist for teens struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Staff work week on/week off in the woods of North Georgia. • Qualifications: 21 plus, CPR and First Aid certified, experience with backpacking and adolescents, year-round and summer positions, WFR recommended. • Benefits: Health/Dental, Bonus, Salary increases with Level. • Next Trainings: April 19-25, May 17-23. • Contact: Andy or Tyson, (706) 2122037. www.snwp.com WNC GROUP HOMES • Provides residential services for adolescence and adult with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness. • We are currently recruiting Resident Teachers for full time position on 2nd shift, part time weekend shift and part time Relief. • Additionally, applications are now being accepted for Summer Program positions. This temporary position is from

mid May through mid August, Monday – Friday 7:30am-3pm. Please see website for more details about job requirements, training and current position schedules. www.wncgrouphomes.org WNC Group Homes 28 Pisgah View Ave Asheville, NC 828.274.7171 LIBERTY CORNER ENTERPRISES is seeking support team members to work in residential homes and the community with people who have disabilities. • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a North Carolina driver's license, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle. Sign language skills are a plus. Pay rate based on experience. Apply in person at Liberty Corner Enterprises: 147 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801.

NIGHT RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR • Eliada is currently in need of compassionate staff to provide overnight awake care to our students in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. • Qualifications: Must be able to stay awake and alert during overnight hours; a minimum of an AA/high school diploma/GED required; some experience in mental health is preferred; pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check required. Please visit the agency’s website at www.eliada.org for more information or to submit an application. RECREATIONAL DIRECTOR • Weaverville, North Carolina). We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual who to develop and manage a recreation program at Solstice East, a residential treatment center for girls ages 14-18. • Job Description: We are looking for someone who is excited about developing a recreation program that is both experiential and therapeutic in nature. This is a 40 hr/week, full time position. The job responsibilities

include the following: • Plan, organize, and conduct recreation programming, which includes: weekly off campus activities, monthly camping trips, and weekly community service outings. • Ensure the quality of programming by offering a variety and balance of the following: outdoor education with an emphasis on skill building, life skills, leisure education, and pro-social activities. • Plan and organize experiential component of Family Seminars. • Ensure recreation equipment is in proper working order, is maintained regularly, stored safely and securely, and is inventoried on a yearly basis. • Hire, supervise, train and discipline recreation specialists, ensuring they administer program as directed. • Manage recreation budget. • Participate in professional, multi-disciplinary treatment team staffing on each resident to share salient information regarding the progress/regress of each resident. • Attend weekly leadership meetings. • Assist clinical team on as-needed basis with experiential interventions. Qualifications: • Recreation Management, Outdoor Recreation or similar college degree. • 1+ years working with youth • 1+ years RTC work experience • Background, knowledge, and skills in a variety of outdoor recreation activities required. • Experience leading experiential activities with youth groups • At least 25 years of age • Wilderness First Responder Certification Please send resume to jenny@solsticeeast.com

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS AND PRN TREATMENT STAFF • Eliada is currently in need of dedicated and reliable full-time RC’s as well as PRN Treatment Staff to work with our students as shift become available. Those direct care staff who start out as PRN have the option to move into

full-time positions as they become available. The goal of all staff at Eliada is to work with students and help them develop the skills necessary to be successful, contributing members of society. • Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline and previous mental health experience preferred; a high school diploma/GED/AA degree required. Please visit www.eliada.org for more information or to submit an application.

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TEACHING/ EDUCATION CHIlDREN'S PROGRAM MANAGER The Asheville JCC is seeking an experienced administrator to manage school age and early childhood program compliance with NC licensing regulations, maintain records, oversee purchasing, and serve as liaison between programs, volunteers and staff. For complete job description, visit www.jccasheville.org. 828-253-0701 kate@jcc-asheville.org www. jcc-asheville.org ClASSROOMS ASSISTANT • Hourly, part time person needed to support classroom instruction. Special Education experience required. Licensure preferred. Asheville Academy for Girls is a Therapeutic Boarding School. Please send resume or CV to humanresources@ashevilleacademy.com. No phone calls please. EOE

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freewillastrology TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

“All my best ideas come from having no answer,” said pioneer filmmaker John Cassavetes, “from not knowing.” I hope that testimony cheers you up, Taurus. As hard as it may be for you to imagine, you are on the verge of a breakthrough. As you surf the chaotic flow and monitor the confusing hubbub, you are brewing the perfect conditions for an outburst of creativity. Rejoice in the blessing of not knowing!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Sant is a Hindi word that comes from a Sanskrit verb meaning “to be good” and “to be real.” Personally, I know a lot of people who are either real or good. But few are both. The good ones tend to be overly polite, and the real ones don’t put a high priority on being nice. So here’s your assignment, Gemini: to be good and real; to have compassionate intentions even as you conduct yourself with a high degree of authenticity; to bestow blessings everywhere you go while at the same time being honest and clear and deep. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you have the power to pull off this strenuous feat.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Let’s take a look back at the first three months of 2013. How have you been doing? If I’m reading the astrological markers accurately, you have jettisoned a portion of the psychic gunk that had accumulated in you during the past six years. You have partially redeemed the shadowy side of your nature and you have to some degree ripened the most immature part. There’s also the matter of your heart. You have managed some healing of a wound that had festered there for a long time. So here’s my question for you: Is it possible for you to do more of this good work? The target date for completion is your birthday.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Naturalist Charles Darwin formulated the theory of evolution, which has been one of history’s most influential hypotheses. A crucial event in his early development as a scientist was a five-year boat trip he took around the world when he was in his twenties. The research he conducted along the way seeded many of his unique ideas. The writing he did established his reputation as a noteworthy author. And yet before his journey, his father tried to talk him out of embarking, calling it a “wild scheme” and “a useless undertaking.” Did your parents or other authorities ever have a similar response to one of your brilliant projects? If so, now would be a good time to heal the wound caused by their opposition.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) “Art cannot be modern,” said Austrian painter Egon Schiele. “Art is primordially eternal.” I love that idea. Not all of the artifacts called “art” fit that scrupulous definition, of course. Katy Perry’s music and the film Wreck It Ralph may have some entertainment value, but they’re not primordially eternal. I bring this up, Aries, because I think you have entered a particularly wild and timeless phase of your own development. Whether or not you are literally an artist, you have a mandate to create your life story as a primordially eternal work of art.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

work for you. 1. “I will be engrossed in fascinating experiences that feed my curiosity, but I will not be obsessed with grueling frustrations that drain my energy.” 2. “I will be committed to love if it opens my eyes and heart, but I will not be infatuated with maddening conundrums that jiggle my fear.” 3. “I will give myself freely to learning opportunities that offer me valuable lessons I can use to improve my life, but I will be skeptical toward rough-edged tests that ask far more from me than they offer in return.”

Naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) had an ecstatic relationship with the California wilderness. He studied it as a scientist and he worshiped it as a mystical devotee. During the course of his communion with the glaciers and peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, he came close to seeing them as living entities that evolved over long periods of time. “Glaciers move in tides,” he wrote. “So do mountains. So do all things.” With Muir as your inspiration, I invite you to identify the very gradual currents and tides that have flowed for years through your own life, Capricorn. It’s prime time to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the big, slow-moving cycles that have brought you to where you are today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

“Pole of inaccessibility” is a term that explorers use to identify places on the Earth that are hard — and interesting! — to get to. On each continent, it’s usually considered to be the spot that’s farthest from the coastline. For instance, there’s a pole of inaccessibility near the frozen center of Antarctica. Its elevation is over 12,000 feet and it has the planet’s coldest average temperatures. As for the oceanic pole of inaccessibility, it’s an area in the South Pacific that’s most remote from land. By my reckoning, Libra, you would benefit from identifying what your own personal version of this point is, whether it’s literal or metaphorical. I think it’s also a great time to transform your relationship with it.

American author William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize for literature, an indication that he had abundant talent. The prose he wrote was often experimental, cerebral and complex. He was once asked what he would say to readers who found it difficult to grasp his meaning “even after reading it two or three times.” His reply: “Read it four times.” My counsel to you, Aquarius, is similar. When faced with a challenging event or situation that taxes your understanding, keep working to understand it even past the point where you would normally quit. There will be rewards, I promise.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Every April, the ancient Romans celebrated a festival known as Robigalia. Among the rites they performed were ceremonies to exorcize the god of rust and mildew. I suggest you consider reviving that old practice, Scorpio. You would benefit from spending a few days waging war against insidious rot. You could start by scrubbing away all the sludge, scum and gunk from your home, car and workplace. Next, make a similar effort on a metaphorical level. Scour the muck, glop and grime out of your psyche.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

I’ve got three sets of affirmations for you, Virgo. Say them out loud and see if they might

“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dream-

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ing? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” Tinkerbell says that to Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie’s famous story. Sometime soon, I think you should whisper words like those to a person or animal you love. It’s time for you to be as romantic and lyrical as possible. You need to bestow and attract the nourishment that comes from expressing extravagant tenderness. For even better results, add this sweetness from French poet Paul Valéry: “I am what is changing secretly in you.” And try this beauty from Walt Whitman: “We were together. I forget the rest.”

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) “Dear Rob: I just consulted an astrologer, and he told me that my planets are very weak because they’re in the wrong houses and have bad aspects. Please tell me what this means. Am I cursed? Is there any way to remedy my afflictions? - Paranoid Pisces.” Dear Pisces: Whoever told you that nonsense is an incompetent astrologer. You shouldn’t heed him. There’s no such thing as one’s planets being weak or being in the wrong houses or having bad aspects. There may be challenges, but those are also opportunities. Luckily, the coming weeks will be prime time for you Pisceans to overthrow the influence of inept “experts” and irresponsible authorities like him. Reclaim your power to define your own fate from anyone who has stolen it from you.

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salmon

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Halloween  decorations

64 Near-failing 

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