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What happened to compassIonate actIon? I’m writing in response to Rusty Sivils’ June 13 Opinion piece, “Dead Wrong,” on the practice of killing dogs and cats. There is nothing to add to his heartfelt words and it would be remiss to not address all animals and populations of people where the same negligence, passivity and lack of regard applies; elders, terminally ill, disabled, all children; even our earth is suffering. Any entity that relies on another for protection and preservation is at the mercy of those charged with their care. With some exceptions, we are a cul- place a web ad at question about the website? find a copy of xpress:


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I applaud Mr. Sivils for placing responsibility on all of us. It is because we as a people only take responsibility for our own small worlds that so many suffer. We say it isn’t our problem. If it isn’t our problem, whose problem is it? — Farrell Sylvest Asheville

shame on us In response to Rusty Sivils’ June 13 Opinion piece, “Dead Wrong,� where he questions the wrongful killing of dogs and cats, I understand how he feels. I drive by the abortion clinic in Asheville. Must we kill all these unborn babies? Shame on us! — Julie Preuninger Asheville

a clarIfIcatIon My May 29 letter, “Taxpayers Foot the Bill for the BID Program,� implied that residents in the Business Improvement District would vote on the implementation of the BID. I was misinformed. Only Asheville City Council members have a vote. — Ray Conaway Asheville

What, me WeIrd? When I wrote to say I preferred "News of the Weird" over the "Asheville Disclaimer," I assumed my opinion was in the minority and said so [“Give Me Weird,� May 30 Xpress]. I thought the letter in defense of the “Disclaimer� was just a wee bit over the top [“Haters Gonna Hate,� June 13 Xpress]. Where did the comments about the "Comedy Police" and the admonition to "get over yourselves" come from? It is just a difference of opinion, hardly worth a mean-spirited rant. Obviously, many people enjoy the "Asheville Disclaimer," and will continue to do so in the Mountain Xpress. I will get my fix of weirdness online and enjoy the high-brow crap in The New Yorker. — Ralph Redpath Asheville

If We Want a park, It’s up to us If we want a park built across from the St. Lawrence Basilica, then let’s demand that a park be built across from the Basilica. We own the land and can supposedly tell our elected officials what we want them to do on our behalf. But let’s also step up to plate and pay for it. Why do we constantly expect others to come up with the cash? And I for one don’t want to wait around for half-baked promises from the Catholic Church to be fulfilled. (Why anyone trusts that institution on any level is just beyond me.) I also think it’s kind of funny how all of a sudden they are very interested in that property. It was OK for years just sitting there being a hideous eyesore. Now millions of dollars miraculously rain down from heaven. Just sayin’. — Matthew Clark Asheville

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no gays In blue heaven Why north carolIna passed proposItIon 1 by mIlton ready In May, North Carolinians overwhelmingly approved the passage of Proposition 1, an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage between a man and a woman as the only legally valid domestic union. But while the outcome seemed utterly predictable, the percentages weren’t. More than 60 percent voted yes, even though polls showed that perhaps 54 percent of North Carolinians approved of same-sex marriages. Still, that’s the North Carolina way: You appear progressive and think left but vote right. Now, what might all this mean for our state’s residents? 1. First, Proposition 1 “raised people’s awareness.” Their consciences, too. Although overly emotionalized, the debate before and after passage brought into focus an issue typically more hushed than discussed, more avoided than asserted here in the mountains other than in Asheville. If you want to understand that distinction, just read the letters to the editors of newspapers throughout Western North Carolina and contrast them with the ones in Mountain Xpress and the Asheville CitizenTimes. Asheville, it seems, isn’t like the rest of the mountain region — or, for that matter, North Carolina as a whole. Yet Proposition 1 also energized evangelical voters and marked a pivot to the far right in state politics. Moderate Republicans like James Holshouser and Jim Martin have simply disappeared from the state’s political landscape. 2. Remember Jesse Helms. No one knew North Carolina’s electorate better than ol’ Jesse. The longtime U.S. senator had perhaps three fundamental beliefs that guided his political career. First, he liked to be called “Senator No,” believing there was more political capital to be gained through negativity than through actually passing legislation. He voted against almost everything he could. Second, Helms thought that even though he typically trailed his opponent during most of the campaign, he could always scratch out a win by playing one or two cards at the very end. Which brings us to the third of his beliefs. Helms felt only two issues mattered to most North Carolinians — schools and families — and two groups threatened them: blacks and homosexuals. Those were his two trump cards. Helms wanted schools to be privatized and homosexuals to be marginalized. There were no gays in his blue heaven. Always, always remember that when you consider Proposition 1 and other recent political events.

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Jesse helms thought that only an amendment to the federal constItutIon bannIng same-sex marrIages Would ultImately protect the Issue from the courts. Oh, one other thing: Helms thought that only an amendment to the federal Constitution banning same-sex marriages would ultimately protect the issue from the courts. That’s really the next step, now that 31 states have passed same-sex constitutional amendments, and that’s what Proposition 1 is all about. Jesse Helms’ ghost still haunts the issue today. Nonetheless, the courts, whether presided over by Democrats or Republicans, will ultimately decide the issue, and that’s why several gay couples chose to publicly announce their engagements just after Proposition 1’s passage. As in the 2003 case Lawrence v. Texas, in which a very conservative Supreme Court struck down every sodomy law in the nation, these folks are laying the groundwork for the next round. 3. Ultimately, Proposition 1 will hurt both marriage and religion. Today, the institution of marriage is on life support, if you believe statistical evidence concerning illegitimate births and divorce. Heterosexuals pretty much try to avoid it, whereas gays are eager to embrace it. A punitive Proposition 1 will do little to help a growing social acceptance of divorce and broken families. Religion? The toxic mixture of religion, politics and government produces not only fewer rights for all but less tolerance for the unorthodox. Remember Henry VIII’s problems with marriage and the papacy? You also see bizarre results such as the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas boycotting and protesting the funerals of slain war heroes because the military allows homosexuals to serve. Historically in North Carolina, when religion has become involved in politicized issues like evolution, prohibition and homosexuality, there’s been a noticeable drop in both church attendance and public respect for ministers. Mistakenly taking public support for Proposition 1 as a mandate, preachers like Charles Worley of Maiden, N.C., used

the pulpit to advocate “killing all gays and lesbians” by putting them behind an electrified fence until they “all die out.” The state’s Worleys subvert their own cause. Beset by declining attendance, irresolute church hierarchies seeking scapegoats, reduced Bible study in homes and falling Sunday school enrollments, Christian churches in America have lost the allegiance of at least 40 percent of the population over the last 50 years, some sociologists estimate. New Age churches have made up perhaps 5 percent of that decline. “Each generation must renew its spiritual assets if the integrity of the nation is to survive,” Margaret Thatcher famously declared in 1986, lamenting that her generation hadn’t done so. “I don’t go to church anymore, and I don’t care” became the mantra for the young. Yet transmitting religious beliefs from one generation to the next requires a bit of insistence, effort, time, understanding and supervision. How much easier it is, as Thatcher understood, to try to legislate morality through contemporary issues like abortion, contraception — and marriage amendments. X

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Somewhere in the big garage of Fire Station 10 in West Asheville, there’s a firefighter down. His high-pitched, personalalert safety system is screaming, meaning either that he activated it or he’s not moving. Either way, he needs help. This is a job for the rapid-intervention team: the worst-case-scenario crew, the ones who rescue the rescuers. At the front, a navigator carries a rope bag connected to something outside. Next comes a searcher with an infrared camera, then the air carrier. Bringing up the rear is the person with the gear. Moving as a unit, they enter the space, searching left and right. Once they find the down firefighter, the navigator ties off the rope so they can find their way out — and others can find them. The searcher and the air carrier evaluate their colleague, untangle him and give him a new mask and a full tank of air. If the firefighter is able, they walk out as they came in, following the tied-off rope. Otherwise, they drag their colleague along the rope. No two firefighters will empty their tank at the same rate. Add in stress, injury or even damage to the respiratory system, and things can turn critical real fast. Meanwhile, the alarm is making an unbelievable racket in the enclosed space. The last exercise involves getting to the firefighter through a 14.5-by-20-inch hole and getting him or her out through the same opening — all before any team member runs out of air. The next day, they repeat the drill, only this time, they’re blind-folded, with instructors and co-workers using various tricks to confuse them. Each time they come to a situation they can’t identify, they’re supposed to call “mayday,” activate their alarm and wait for help. Over the last several months, every member of the Asheville Fire Department has been through this training. "As a firefighter, you have to overcome your fear of what you think is going to happen and rely on your training and experience to do what has to be done," says Chief scott Burnette.

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But this is no mere abstract exercise. It’s been nearly a year since the tragic July 28, 2011, arson fire at 445 Biltmore Ave. that claimed the life of Capt. Jeff Bowen (see box, “Making a Difference”). Since then, the department has been exhaustively evaluating itself: its training, systems and culture. "We’ve formed 17 different committees to look at every aspect of not only that day, but the day before and the days after,” Burnette explains, adding, “We work on the arson case every single day.”

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The Fire Department fields more than 15,000 calls a year — 4,500 out of the downtown station alone. That makes for a lot of sirens in the streets. All told, the AFD has 12 stations around town plus a variety of trucks and gear, some of it highly specialized. You wouldn’t want to tackle a chemical fire with what you use to fight forest fires, and scuba gear isn’t much use on a 5,000-foot ridgeline. Most of the work, though, plays out in the city’s neighborhoods; some, like the fire-prevention efforts and fire marshal's office, is pretty routine. Every day they’re out there enforcing city regulations, installing car seats, checking fire hydrants and talking to groups about fire safety. Agreements with neighboring fire departments — for sharing specialized equipment, coordinating joint responses, or providing training and support — give the AFD regional reach. All but two of the agency’s 222 employees are firefighters. They handle all the administrative tasks, the planning, the training and the endless rounds of maintenance. Firefighters spend their days making sure all the equipment is good to go when the alarm sounds. Some days they’re off-call for rapid-intervention or other training, all coordinated from downtown through the training chief. “We have an amazing pool of talent in this department, just like in this city — really fantastic people who get things done," says Burnette.

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maxImum safety Asked if there’s some particular building or event in Asheville that keeps him awake at night, Burnette laughs, saying, "Oh yeah: all of them. Seriously, though, Asheville has the oldest housing stock in North Carolina. Our average date of residences is 1964 as opposed to, say, Cary, with an average of 1995. It makes a difference." Staffing and salaries are also key concerns. "We haven’t been able to hire as many firefighters as we’d like, or to give raises to the ones we have, which is a reality of the times," the chief observes. With no cost-ofliving increase since 2008, firefighters and police officers recently took their pay concerns directly to City Council, which approved a 2 percent increase June 12. Depending on salestax revenues, the raise could expand to 3 percent in the fall. “We’re losing younger guys to bigger departments that start at better money than they’re getting here,” Burnette notes. “We train them, break them in and off they go. Not a lot, but enough to hurt." Still, the department is in the process of filling 26 positions, the biggest group hired in a decade or more. There were 604 applicants, and 265 of them were interviewed, Burnette reports. But even then, only about half the city's trucks will meet the National Institute of Standards and Technology's suggested crew size of four firefighters per truck, he notes; the

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hats off: Chief Scott Burnette (left) has worn more than a few helmets during his career with the Asheville Fire Department. tradition: Stratton Tedesco (right), whose father, grandfather and greatgrandfather were firefighters, hopes to be hired by the Asheville Fire Department this year.

rest will be left with three per truck. A recent landmark study by the institute found that having a fourth firefighter enables the team to perform essential fire-and-rescue operations 25 percent faster than a three-person crew. (Read the study at "We want this level of service for the safety of the people of Asheville,” says Burnette. “We’ll keep working toward this goal."

the WeIght on the chaIn One of those applicants was stratton Tedesco, whose link to the profession runs deep. "My great-grandfather and grandfather were firefighters in Tampa; my father was a captain in the Hillsboro department,” he explains, adding, “I guess it’s just something I need to do." Tedesco’s father and brother (then a highschool senior) were killed in an ultralight-

aircraft accident in 2009. To help clear his head, he wrote a book about his family's life in firefighting. Titled Letters of Relief, it’s due out later this year. Stratton and his mother, Maureen Tedesco, knew they had to get away from the memories, and Asheville was the first place they both agreed on. "It’s been good for both of us, a great and welcoming place, and I am thrilled that he might get into the AFD," she says. Having passed the written test, the physical and the first interview, Tedesco hopes to be among those hired. As Tedesco went through basic fire training at A-B Tech, his father and brother were always with him, on dog tags imprinted with their pic-tures. "Every time I ran, they got there ahead of me," he says. “When things were tough, that tinkle of metal reminded me that I was not alone; the weight of them on the chain was always there.”

lookIng toWard the future But whoever ends up making the cut this time, it won’t eliminate the need for more applicants in years to come, a fact the department is well aware of and is taking steps to address. "Doesn’t matter how they get here," says Battalion Chief doug Zuendt, referring to the AFD’s free summer Fire Escape camp. "We get them here and they have so much fun, they want to keep coming back.”

A fund has been established to help the family of Capt. Jeff Bowen, who died fighting a fire last July. To make a donation, go to captainjeffbowen. com. The site is maintained by union volunteers, and all money collected goes to the Bowen family. You can also send a check to: Stacy Bowen Education Fund c/o Premier Federal Credit Union, 148 Charlotte St., Asheville NC 28801. To learn more, call 252-2346.

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a break In the clouds county seeks Water loans for cts’ neIghbors by Jake frankel After decades of grappling with contaminated well water, several Arden residents praised the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for taking the first step toward providing them with public water lines. During its June 19 meeting, the board voted 5–0 to apply for about $4 million in state waterquality loans that would be used to connect 129 homes in the Mills Gap Road area to the city of Asheville's public water system. Chemicals from the area's former CTS of Asheville site have allegedly contaminated many of the residents' wells. If the no-interest loans are awarded, the commissioners instructed the county attorney to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to try to get CTS to repay the money. County Manager Wanda Greene cautioned that it might be September before they find out if they'll receive the loans. In the meantime, she noted that the county would work with the city "to be ready to go if we get it." She also noted that the move carries some financial risk: County taxpayers could end up on the hook for the funds if CTS is able to duck

better water on the way? Mills Gap resident Tate MacQueen praised commissioners for trying to help CTS-contamination victims get public water, but said much more has to be done. Photo by Max Cooper paying them back. The first payment would be due in May 2014; the county would have 20 years to pay it back, according to Greene. However, the commissioners were undeterred. "Let's get that done. That's been a long time coming and we need to get cracking," declared Vice Chairman Bill stanley before voting for the measure. CTS manufactured electronic components in southern Buncombe County until shutting down operations in the late 1980s. Its factory site was recently placed on the federal Superfund list of seriously contaminated properties. Testing has shown many nearby wells contain such toxic chemicals as trichloroethylene, cyanide and chromium. Under the Elkhart, Ind.-based company's current agreement with the EPA, whole-house filters have been offered to residents who live within a one-mile radius of the 9-acre core site and are still on well water. Several years ago, municipal water was supplied to a handful of homeowners who live closest to the contaminated site and whose wells and spring water have shown very high levels of toxins. Residents have continued to be outspoken in their demands for public water hookups, and several attended the commissioners meeting to applaud their decision.

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"You're saving our lives. You're saving our homes," exclaimed lori Murphy. Resident Tate MacQueen, who teaches at Charles D. Owen High School, added: "It really is, to use a cliché, a watershed moment for us." However, MacQueen also cautioned that he sees public water as only one step of many needed to address the issue. He noted that surface-water contamination and resulting toxic vapors also continue to be a problem, as well as negligence from company and EPA officials. "We need accountability for the officials that failed us, as well as CTS — they've worked in concert,” he declared. Meanwhile, Candler resident Jerry Rice called the board's move part of a "Band-Aid" approach to dealing with local hazardous waste. He speculated that, in time, many more than 129 Mills Gap Road homes could be affected as contamination continues to spread into groundwater. "This stuff goes a lot deeper," he maintained. "It's not an isolated incident in the CTS community. … We have a lot of other places in Buncombe County that we could name that have hazardous waste that people don't even know they're drinking. They don't have the money to test the wells."

budget ok’d, but longevIty Issue lIngers After a few minor adjustments, commissioners unanimously approved the county's $337 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The budget holds the line on property taxes, using about $8 million in reserve funds and projected economic growth to cover a 1-percent increase in spending. The county’s property-tax rate has been set at 52.5 cents per $100 valuation since 2006, when it was cut from 53 cents. Unlike last year, when the county cut costs by eliminating 93 staff positions, this year's proposal calls for no major staff reductions. However, the commissioners and county staff members did discuss several personnel policies before the board signed off on the proposal, including county employees' longevity bonuses, which for most employees amount to between 3 percent and 7 percent of their salaries, depending on when they were hired. At the board's June 5 meeting, Commissioner Holly Jones indicated that she would likely propose capping those bonuses at $3,000 a year — a move that would primarily affect the county's longest serving and highest paid employees. However, after Greene and Human Resources staffers made a lengthy presentation defending the policy as needed to retain good workers, Jones and the other commissioners decided to defer any action until after a study of the issue is presented in August. In her public comments, however, Jones continued to advocate for changing the threetiered system, which she noted gives new hires only a fraction of the bonus longtime employees get (the maximum payment for employees hired after February 2011 is $300 no matter how long they work). She also

continued to push for reducing the waiting period to receive health-insurance benefits for new county employees to 30 days. The budget calls for cutting the waiting time from 180 days to 90 starting Jan. 1 — a year before federal law will require the county to do so. Jones said she would continue to advocate for the health-insurance policy "until they put me in the grave or kick me off this platform." Meanwhile, Stanley praised the budget, noting that it was the 24th he's voted on and will be his last (the longtime commissioner is retiring when his term ends in December). "This is a milestone for me," he noted. "It's been a great, great ride for me. I will always be proud."

neW property for a-b tech In other action, the board unanimously approved buying property at 93 Victoria Road from Horizon Management Services for $2.38 million. The purchase was requested by A-B Tech and the property will be used by the community college; it will be funded by sales-tax revenue that voters narrowly approved in last fall’s referendum and that the board pledged to use for capital improvements at the school. The site is currently the home of the MAHEC Women's Health Center. In addition, commissioners unanimously decided to extend Western North Carolina Community Health Services' lease of property at 283 Biltmore and provide 7,665 square feet of additional space. The measure will extend the lease for two years, provided that WNCCHS will see an additional 1,500 patients during each year. The county will charge $1 per year for use of the property. X


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Animals Blue Ridge Parkway Animal Programs • FR (6/29), 11am-1pm - A presentation about the owls of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be held at Lineville Falls Visitor Center, MP 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Info: 765-6082. --- 7:30pm - A pre-

sentation on snakes, spiders and bears will also be held at Lineville Falls Visitor Center, MP 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Info: 765-6082. Cat Adoptions • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-5pm - Furever Friends will host cat and kitten adoptions at Petco, 825 Brevard Road. Info: Dog Adoptions • SATURDAYS, 11am-4pm - Transylvania Animal Alliance Group (T.A.A.G.) will host dog adoptions at Petsmart, 3 McKenna Road, Arden. Info: TAAGwags or 388-2532. Rusty's Legacy • SATURDAYS, 10am-3pm Rusty's Legacy animal rescue will host pet adoptions at Black Mountain Tractor Supply Company, 125 Old Highway 70. Info: rustyslegacync@aol. com or Spay/Neuter Vouchers

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• The Buncombe County Animal Coalition offers spay/ neuter vouchers to at-risk pets, including pregnant or nursing cats, dog breeds such as pit bulls and hounds, animals over the age of five and pet owners who reside in public housing. $35 dogs /$20 cats. Info: 2506430 or 252-2079.

Art 16 Patton Located at 16 Patton Ave. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., 1-6pm. Info: or 236-2889. • Through SU (7/1) Connections, works by Laurie Adams, and North Carolina Pastoral, works by Charles Philip Brooks. 310 ART Gallery Riverview Station, 191 Lyman St., #310. Fri.-Sun., 9:30am3:30pm or by appointment. Info: or 776-2716. • Through FR (8/31), Thinking Big, an exhibition of large paintings. Allure: The Secret Life of Flowers • Through WE (8/15) - Allure: The Secret Life of Flowers, an exhibition of new work printed on metal by Julie McMillan of Silver Birch Studio Photography. Hosted by West One Salon, 372 Depot St. A portion of sales benefits The Hope Chest for Women. Info: or American Folk Art and Framing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through TH (7/12) - Hot Damn!. An Enchanted Animal Affaire • Through MO (7/9) - An Enchanted Animal Affaire, a community-wide exhibition of fiberglass ducks decorated by local artists, will be on display throughout Weaverville. Info: Appalachian Pastel Society • Through TU (7/31) - The Appalachian Pastel Society presents an exhibition at Studio B Custom Framing and Fine Arts, 171 Weaverville Highway. Tues.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 10am-3pm. Info:

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Art at UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. • Through FR (8/3) - Woven Together, a historical exhibit on Marion Manufacturing and McDowell County, will be on display in the Blowers Gallery. On display during regular library hours. • Through WE (8/1) Alchemy: Transcendence and Transmigration, works by Katie Johnson and Mary Claire Becker, will be on display in the Highsmith University Union Gallery. On display weekdays, 9am-5pm. Art Events at WCU Held at the Fine Art Museum, Fine & Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: or 227-3591. • Through FR (8/3) RE+constructed, nontraditional quilts by Heidi Field-Alvarez, Jeana Eve Klein, Carolyn Nelson and Jen Swearington. • Through FR (9/7) - Drawing on the New Deal, works by draftsman John Helike. • Through FR (8/3) - Flora and Fauna: WNC Art Educators Juried Exhibit and Lasting Impressions: Print Portfolio of Contemporary Native American Artists from the Fine Art Museum Collection. Asheville Area Arts Council: The Artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: www.ashevillearts. com. • Through SA (6/30) - Life Support, works by Susannah Zucker (ceramics). • TH (6/28), 3pm - Artist talk. Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • Through SU (7/8) - Fire on the Mountain: Studio Glass in Western North Carolina. • Through SU (9/30) - Fiore/ Drawing, a survey of drawings

by Joseph A. Fiore dating from the early '50s at Black Mountain College through his late years in New York and Maine. • FR (6/29), noon - Lunchtime Art Break: Fire on the Mountain: Studio Glass in Western North Carolina, a curator-led tour designed to engage guests in dialogue with artists, educators, docents and staff. Free with membership or museum admission. Bearfootin' • SU (7/1) through SA (10/20) - Bearfootin', a public art exhibit featuring decorated fiberglass bear sculptures, will be on display throughout Main Street in Hendersonville. Info: 233-3216. Bella Vista Art Gallery 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., 11am-5pm; Wed.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 768-0246. • Through SA (6/30) Abstract landscapes by Alfie Fernandes, paintings by Tracy Lynn Pristas and landscapes by Sara Linda Poly. • SU (7/1) through TU (7/31) - Featured Artist: Nicora Gangi. Encaustics by Tif Dill. Raku by Brent Wheelwright. Black Mountain Center for the Arts Old City Hall, 225 West State St., Black Mountain. Mon.Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: or 669-0930. • Through FR (7/27) Aqueous, a collaborative exhibit exploring movement and transition with artists from Asheville BookWorks. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Gallery hours: Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: bmcmac@ or www. or 350-8484. • Through SA (9/8) - Bridging: A Retrospective From Two to Three Dimensions, works by David Weinrib. Castell Photography 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: www. or 255-1188.

• Through SA (6/30) Vignettes, works by Dan Estabrook, Sharon Hart and Stacey Page. Crimson Laurel Gallery 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville. April-Dec.: Tues.Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon-5pm. Info: 688-3599 or www.crimsonlaurelgallery. com. • Through FR (6/29) Containment III: A Nesting Instinct. • Through FR (6/29) - Juice: Ceramics by Noah Riedel, works from a produce designer's perspective. • SU (7/1) through FR (8/31) - Serendipity: An International Exhibition of Wood Fired Sculptural Ceramics. • SU (7/1) through FR (8/31) - Serendipity, featuring 14 wood-fired sculptural ceramic artists from five countries. DeSoto Lounge • Through SU (7/1) - A Newspaper, works by Jaye Bartell, Nathanael Roney and J. Seger, will be on display during business hours at DeSoto Lounge, 504 Haywood Road. Info: or 255-1109. Events At Folk Art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Info: or 298-7928. • Through TU (7/24) - Works by Becky and Steve Lloyd (clay) and Ken Thomas (metal). Events at the Turchin Center Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., Boone. Info: 2623017 or • Through SA (7/28) - STUFF: Where does it come from and where does it go? – Reflections on Costa Rica. Flood Gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: or 254-2166. • Through SA (6/30) - The Living Mask: 30 Portraits (of someone you might know), new works by Rimas Zailskas. Flow Gallery 14 South Main St., Marshall. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: • Through SA (7/14) Fabrications, quilts and fabric art by six artists.

Foothpath: A Photographic Journey on the AT • Through SU (7/1) Foothpath: A Photographic Journey on the AT, a collection of photography by Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Sarah Jones, featuring more than 240 images. On display at Zuma Coffee, 7 North Main St., Marshall. Info: • FR (6/29), 6pm - Artist talk. Free. Haywood County Arts Council Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86 in Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: or 452-0593. • Through SA (6/30) Celebrating Appalachia, an exhibit of traditional and contemporary craft styles. HCC Photography Exhibit • Through FR (6/29) Photography by Haywood Community College's continuing education digital photography class will be on display in the Canton Library's meeting room, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: 648-2924. Monte Vista Hotel • Through SA (6/30) - Works by Jackson Hammack (mixed media) will be on display at Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-8870. NewZart Gallery 133 S. Main St., Studio 207, Marshall. By appointment. Info: or 649-9358. • Through TU (7/31) - Linear and Geometric Abstractions, works by Matthew Zedler. Penland School of Crafts Located at 67 Dora's Trail, Penland. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am–5pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 765-2359. • Through SU (7/8) - Studio Practice, "12 artists, their work, their working environment and their sources of inspiration." • TH (7/5), 8pm - An auction of student and instructor work made during a Penland workshop session will be held at the school's Northlight Building. All proceeds benefit Penland’s scholarship programs. Free to attend. Pink Dog Creative

A multi-use arts space located at 342 Depot St. Info: info@ • Through SA (6/30) - Ralph Burns (photography). Proving. Grounds. • Through SU (8/5) - Proving. Grounds., a collaboration between photographer Micah Mackenzie, Ship To Shore's R. Brooke Priddy and Royal Peasantry's Danielle Miller, will be on display at Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, during bar hours. Info: or 669-0190. Push Skate Shop & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through TU (7/17) Stalefish 4, an all skateboarder group show. Red House Studios and Gallery 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sun., 11am6pm. Info: or 669-0351. • FR (6/29) through SU (7/29) - Visions of Summer. • FR (6/29), 5-7pm - Opening reception. Satellite Gallery 55 Broadway St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www.thesatellitegallery. com or 305-2225. • Through MO (7/30) Phantom Antlers, works by Gabriel Shaffer and Joti Marra Ramsey. Sculpture for the Garden • Through MO (12/31) Sculpture for the Garden, a national outdoor sculpture invitational, will be on display at Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Road. Info: www. Seven Sisters Gallery 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 669-5107. • Through SU (8/12) - Kate Thayer (pastels). Spectacular Southern Appalachians • Through TU (7/31) - The Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association will host Spectacular Southern Appalachians at the Cradle of Forestry, Highway 276 near

Asheville Art in the Park • SATURDAYS through (6/30), 10am-6pm - Asheville Art in the Park features local artists selling glass, ceramics, wood, jewelry and more in Pack Square Park. Free to attend. Info: www. Mountain Artisans Art and Crafts Show • SA (6/30) & SU (7/1), 10am-5pm - The Mountain Artisans Summertime Art and Crafts Show will feature fine art, woodworking, pottery, painting, gourd art and more. Held in WCU's Ramsey Center arena. $4/free for children under 12. Free parking available. Info: Paris of the South Flea Market • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 8am-3pm - Paris of the South flea market features antiques, local food and music at 175 Clingman Ave. Free to attend. Info:

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6-16 through July 1. Info: or 293-2239. Eco Arts Award • Through WE (8/15) - Eco Arts Awards will accept submissions for its songwriting, art, literature, video, photography and repurposed material competitions through Aug 15. Info: www.ecoartsawards. com. Hard Times Writing Contest • Through SA (6/30) - The Writers' Workshop will accept submissions for its Hard Times writing contest through June 30. Info: www.twwoa. org. Hendersonville Art on Main • Through SA (6/30) Hendersonville's Art on Main will accept applications from artists interested in demonstrating their craft through June 30. Info: www.acofhc. org or 693-8504. Meet the Authors Writing Contest • Through MO (7/30) The Writers' Workshop of Asheville's "Meet the Authors" writing contest will accept submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction, 4,500 words or less. Mail to Author's Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville. Info: www. Oktoberfest • Through WE (8/1) Hickory’s Oktoberfest will accept applications from arts and crafts vendors through Aug. 1. Info: RiverFest / Anything That Floats Parade • Through FR (7/27) Applications for vending space at RiverFest and the Anything That Floats Parade will be accepted through July 27. Info: or 400-4541. TEDxAsheville • Through SU (7/15) TEDxAsheville will accept submissions from "thinkers, innovators and entertainers from diverse fields" through



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Appalachian Women Entrepreneurs • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm Meet other female arts/crafts/ food/beauty-based business owners at HandMade in America, 125 S. Lexington Ave. Childcare available for $10 with RSVP: ymorris@ Mountain BizWorks Workshops 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 253-2834 or • MONDAYS, noon & WEDNESDAYS, 4:30pm - An informational meeting about Mountain BizWorks' programs will help businesses make the first step towards accessing the organization's services. Free. Info and registration: or 253-2834.

Classes, Meetings & Events Double Your Pleasure (pd.) 6/30/12. Join Rebecca Chaplin MA, LS in experiencing a Path Of Pleasure 4 week series 4-6pm at VaVaVoom. or 828.475.2887. 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 12:15 - 12:45pm. Mondays - Mac OS X, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month - iPhoto, 2nd Tuesday - iWork Essentials, 4th Tuesday iMovie Basics, 5th Tuesday - Garageband, Wednesdays - iPad Basics. Registration is just $9.99 at Open Stitch Groups at Purl's Yarn Emporium (pd.) On Wall Street downtown: Wednesdays, 10am12pm; Thursdays, 6-8pm. Bring a knit or crochet project or find something new to cast on. (828) 253-2750. www. TANTRA for WOMEN (pd.) 7/13-7/15: Rising Together. Healing and transforming our Self is the beginning of creating real change in the world. Ashevilletantra. com or 828.475.2887. Limited Seating Event. Arts and Culture Week • Through WE (7/4) - Arts and Culture Week will feature 65 art events in downtown Brevard and Transylvania County, including street dances, music jams, an open mic night, gallery walk and more. Info and

schedule: www.artsofbrevard. org or 884-2787. Cherokee Bonfire • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS - A Cherokee bonfire encourages the public to hear traditional stories and roast marshmallows, beginning at dusk. Held at Oconaluftee Islands Park, Highway 441, Cherokee. Free. Info: www.visitcherokeenc. com or (800) 438-1601. Downtown Swannanoa Tour • SA (6/30), 9:30am - A tour of historic downtown Swannanoa, hosted by the Swannanoa Valley Museum, will depart from the Swannanoa Ingles, U.S. 70. $30/$20 museum members. Info and registration: 6699566. Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 255-8115. • WE (6/27) & WE (7/4), 6pm - Community game night with Wyvern's Tail. • TH (6/28), 2pm - Asheville Homeless Network. Info: • SA (6/30), 3:30pm - Anime Club. • MO (7/2), 6pm - Dinner with progressives. Full Moon Pedal Party • TU (7/3), 9pm - A full moon pedal party will meet at the traffic circle in the River Arts District. Bring bikes, costumes, lights, music and friends. Free. Info: (650) 814-6426. Game Night • THURSDAYS, 6:30-9pm - "Join an exuberant crowd of friends as we play a new game every week." Hosted by Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Henderson County Heritage Museum Located in the Historic Courthouse on Main St., Hendersonville. Wed.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free unless otherwise noted. Info: or 694-1619. • SU (7/1) through SU (12/30) - An exhibit of Civil War weaponry and uniforms. Free admission. Historic Hendersonville Tour • SATURDAYS through (10/27), 9am - A trolley tour of historic Hendersonville will depart from Hampton Inn,155 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville. $25/$20 children ages 6-12/children 5 and under free. Info: www. or 606-8606. Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America Info: or 654-9788.

• TH (7/5), 9:30am - July meeting will focus on holiday ornament stitching in blackwork. Held at Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Program begins at noon. $3 for two-part class. Info and registration: or 696-3829 . Lifetree Cafe • TUESDAYS, 7pm - "Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual setting." Groups discuss a different topic every week. All are welcome. Hosted at Rejavanation Cafe, 901 Smoky Park Highway. Info: www. Magic Love Bus • SU (7/1), 3-10pm - The Magic Love Bus, an effort to "heal divisions coast to coast," will stop at Pack Square for a dance party. Free. Info: www. Prayer Flag Class • SA (6/30), 1-3:30pm "Hope, Sew, Heal," a class on making creative prayer flags, will be held at Our VOICE, 44 Merrimon Ave., Suite 1. Open to women only. $15-$20 sliding scale. Info: or 252-0562. RV Camping Club • Through FR (11/30) - The Small RV Camping Club currently seeks new members. Info: or 369-6669.

N. Lexington Avenue. www. Old Farmer's Ball • THURSDAYS, 8pm - The Old Farmer's Ball will be held at Warren Wilson College's Bryson Gym. Beginner's lesson starts at 7:30pm. $6/$5members/$1 Warren Wilson students. Info: www. Spiral Spirt Ecstatic Dance • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30pm Weekly dances held at Sol's Reprieve, 11 Richland St. "We honor the wave, body exploration and stillness." $7. Info: or Tango Dance • WEDNESDAYS, 8-11pm Catwalk Milonga will be held at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zilicoa St., with host and DJ Lisa Jacobs. $7. BYOB. Info: www.


Hellbilly Hogroast • SA (6/30) through SU (7/1), 4pm - Bootleggers Car Club and Shovelhead Saloon present a Honky-Tonk/Americana Music Festival and Custom Car/Bike Show at Shovelhead Saloon, 2898 Highway 70, Black Mountain. A portion of proceeds benefit Our VOICE. $10 includes bbbq, hamburgers and hot dogs. Info: Cashiers Mountain Music Festival • SA (6/30) & SU (7/1) - The Cashiers Mountain Music Festival will be held at The Village Green, at the intersection of Highways 64 and 107, in Cashiers. The two-day festival will feature performances by Tony Rice, Blue Highway, Balsam Range, Bobby Hicks, Acoustic Syndicate, Larry Keel and more. $25 per day or $40 for weekend pass. Info: www. Cherokee Powwow • FR (6/29) through SU (7/1) - The 37th annual Cherokee Powwow will feature dance competitions, drumming and traditional regalia. Held throughout the day at the Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Road, Cherokee. $5.

Disclaimer Comedy Open Mic • WEDNESDAYS, 9:30pm Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge comedy open mic will be held at Athena's, 14 College St. Sign-ups begin at 9pm. Free. Info: www.DisclaimerComedy. com.

Dance Bharatanatyam Classes • Adult • Children (pd.) Bharatanatyam is the sacred classical dance form of India. Adult and children's classes now forming. Traditional Kalakshetra Style. • DakshinaNatya Classical Arts. Riverview Station. • Call Tess: (828) 301-0331. Learn more: Studio Zahiya (pd.) • Drop in Classes: Monday 7:30-9pm Bellydance • 9am Hip Hop Workout • 5:15-5.45pm Intro to Bellydance. • Wednesday 6-7 Intro to Hip Hop, • 7:30-9 Bellydance 2 • Thursday 9-10am Bellydance Workout • 6-7pm Bollywood, • 8-9pm Hip Hop 2 • Friday 10-11am Bhangra Workout. • $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2

Eco N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: or 665-2492. • Through MO (7/2) - Ferns of the Smokies will feature exhibits about the flora of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Info: www.visitcherokeenc. com. GO! Downtown Asheville • TH (6/28), 8-9:30pm - This celebration of local businesses will include food, drinks, live music and giveaways, along with a custom painted, one-ofa-kind, Asheville-themed board game by Groovy Tables. Held at Creatures Cafe, 81 Patton Ave. Info: www.creaturescafe. com. July 4: Brevard • WE (7/4) - The city of Brevard will host a wide array of Independence Day events, including a Firecracker 5K/10K at 8am, the Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase on Main Street from 9am-5pm, a classic car show throughout the day, live music from 11am5pm in the Courthouse Gazebo and fireworks in the evening. $35 for 5K/festivities are free. Info: July 4: Brevard Music Center • WE (7/4), 2pm - The Brevard Music Center will host Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops, featuring the Brevard Community Band and the Transylvania Symphonic Band. Program includes Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" with live cannons. Held at Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane. $30/$15 lawn seats/child lawn seats are free. Info: July 4: Fireworks Hike • WE (7/4), 6pm - A hike to view fireworks, hosted by the Swannanoa Valley Museum, will depart from Black Mountain Savings Bank, 200 E. State St. The evening will include a watermelon cutting, history presentations and vintage photographs. Bring dinner, water, a folding chair and a flash light. $35/$20 members. Info and registration: or 669-9566. July 4: Forest City Owls • MO (7/2), 7:30pm - See classic wooden-bat baseball from the Forest City Owls, with fireworks to follow. Held at McNair Field, 214 McNair Drive, Forest City. $6. Info: July 4: Gilkey • WE (7/4), 4pm - Festivities include a car show, cakewalk, live music and bingo. Fireworks begin at dusk. Held at the Gilkey Clubhouse, off Hwy 221 N. Free. Info: 2876113. July 4: Haywood Community Band • WE (7/4), 2pm - The Haywood Community Band will present an Independence Day concert with patriotic music to salute the Armed Forces. Held on the courthouse lawn in downtown

Waynesville. Free. Info: www. July 4: Hendersonville • WE (7/4) - The City of Hendersonville will host a variety of Independence Day events, including a parade down Main Street at 11am, an ice cream social in front of the courthouse and a Music on Main Street concert featuring Tom Brown and One Man Band at 7pm in front of the Visitors Center. Info: www. or 693-9708. July 4: Hot Springs Fireworks and Ice Cream • SA (6/30), 2-9pm - ArtiSun Gallery invites the public to celebrate Independence Day with local ice cream, drinks, live music, more than 30 local artists and more in downtown Hot Springs. Located at 16 S. Andrews Ave., Hot Springs. Info: July 4: Lake Julian Park • WE (7/4) - Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation will host a fireworks display at Lake Julian Park, 406 Overlook Extension, Arden, starting at dusk. Free. Info: or 684-0376. July 4: Lake Lure • WE (7/4) - Fireworks and a boat tour of Lake Lure will begin at sundown on the shores of Lake Lure. $25 for boat tour/fireworks free. Info and registration for boat tour: 625-1373. July 4: Marion • WE (7/4) - The city of Marion will host Independence Day events, including a parade at 6pm, a street dance at 7pm and fireworks at 9:45pm. Held throughout downtown Marion. Free. Info: 652-2215. July 4: Rutherfordton • WE (7/4), noon - The OldTime July 4th Freedom Festival will feature a soap box derby, car and bike show, parade, farmer's market and activities for kids. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Held throughout downtown Rutherfordton. Info: July 4: Waynesville • WE (7/4), 11am-3pm Downtown Waynesville will host Independence Day events including music, entertainment, sidewalk sales, refreshments and activities for kids. Held throughout Main Street. Free. Info: July 4: Western Piedmont Symphony • MO (7/2), 7:30pm - The Western Piedmont Symphony will perform patriotic music by John Phillip Sousa and others. An Independence Day picnic, featuring fried chicken, baked beans and watermelon, begins at 6:30pm. Held at


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the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd. Southeast, Lenoir. $15/$8 children for concert. $12/$6 children for dinner. Info: Blue Ridge Cowboy Church Celebration • TU (7/3), 7-8pm Let Freedom Ring, an Independence Day celebration hosted by the Blue Ridge Cowboy Church. Held at the WNC Agriculture Center's Sale Barn, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Info: www.

Film Professional Commercial Acting Class at NYS3 (pd.) Master Commercial Acting Technique with 17-year soap opera star Timothy O'Keefe. 4-weeks Beginning June 3rd Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-12:30 (917) 710-2805 Song O' Sky Show Chorus (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: Toll Free # 1-866-824-9547. 48 Hour Film Festival • WE (6/27), 4pm, 7pm & 10pm - The winning selections from the 48 Hour Film Project will be screened at Asheville Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon Ave. $5. Info: Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 255-8115. • TH (6/28), 5pm - Stonewall anniversary film screening. Movie Night • SATURDAYS, 6pm - Hosted by Wall Street Coffee House and Emporium, 62 Wall St., featuring new releases, cult classics and old favorites. Free. Movie titles to be announced weekly at www. wallstreetcoffeehouse.webs. com. The Hedgehog • MO (7/2), 8pm - The Hedgehog will be screened as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival in ASU’s Farthing Auditorium, 733 Rivers St., Boone. $10. Info: The Sounds of Silence Film Festival • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/1) - A mini-festival of silent films with live musical accompaniment by Nathan Shirley will be screened at N.C. Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane. Titles include The General, Haxan and Nosferatu. $10. Info:

Where the Yellowstone Goes • TH (6/28), 7pm - A screening of Where the Yellowstone Goes will be presented by Hunter Banks Co. at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway #H. $10. Info: or http://

Food & Beer Wine Studio of Asheville 169 Charlotte St. Info: www. or 255-5955. • TH (6/28), 7-8pm - A women-only wine tasting group will focus on summer wines from the Loire Valley. $15. Registration required. • SATURDAYS through (6/30) - Free weekly wine tasting, featuring staff selections.

Gardening BRP Tree Presentation • SA (6/30), 7:30pm “What’s Eating These Trees?” will explain the cause of dead and dying trees on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Presentation will be held at Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater, MP 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkways. Free. Info: 7656082. Flat Rock Playhouse Garden Tour • FR (6/29), 9:30am - A tour of the Flat Rock Playhouse garden will depart from the Mainstage, Hwy 225, Flat Rock. A tour of the theater and production studio will follow. Free. Info: 693-0731. Men’s Garden Club of Asheville • TU (7/3), 11:30am - The Men’s Garden Club of Asheville will meet at First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Glenn Palmer, Buncombe County’s longest serving Master Gardener, will discus firewise landscaping. Lunch reservations required by June 29. For those not purchasing lunch, the meeting begins at 12:30pm. $12 for lunch/free to attend. Info: 329-8577. N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: or 665-2492. • Through MO (9/3) - Wicked Plants: The Exhibit will “expose plants associated with a myriad of negative health effects.” Open Air Market • SATURDAYS, 9am-noon Biltmore Coffee Traders, 518 Hendersonville Road, hosts an open air market featuring eco-friendly and garden-related items like solar oven kits, mushroom logs, pottery and more. Currently accepting new vendors. Info: biltmorecof- or www. Regional Tailgate Markets Markets are listed by day, time and name of market, followed by address. Three dashes indicate the next listing. For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: or 236-1282. • WEDNESDAYS, 8am-noon Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. --- 8amnoon - Haywood Historic Farmer’s Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 2-6pm Asheville City Market South, Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park --- 2:30-6:30pm Weaverville Tailgate Market, 60 Lakeshore Drive --- 2-5pm - Spruce Pine Farmers Market, 297 Oak Ave. --2-6pm - Montford Farmers Market, 36 Montford Ave. --2-6pm - French Broad Food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. • THURSDAYS, 2-6pm Oakley Farmers Market, 607 Fairview Road. --- 3-6pm - Flat Rock Tailgate Market, 2724 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. --- 3rd THURSDAYS, 2-6pm - Greenlife Tailgate Market, 70 Merrimon Ave. • FRIDAYS, 3-6pm - East Asheville Tailgate Market, 945 Tunnel Road. --- 4-7pm - Leicester Tailgate Market, 338 Leicester Highway. • SATURDAYS, 7am-noon Henderson County Tailgate Market, 100 N. King St., Hendersonville.--- 8am-noon Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. --- 8amnoon - Haywood Historic Farmer’s Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 8am-noon - Mills River Farmers Market, 5046 Boylston Highway. --- 8am-noon - Bakersville Farmers Market, Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the U.S. Post Office. --- 8am-1pm Asheville City Market, 161 South Charlotte St. --- 8am12:30pm - Transylvania Tailgate Market, behind Comporium on the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets, Brevard. --- 8am-noon - North Asheville Tailgate Market, UNCA commuter lot C. --8:30am-12:30pm - Yancey County Farmers Market, S. Main Street at US 19E, Burnsville. --- 9am-noon - Big Ivy Tailgate Market, 1679 Barnardsville Highway, Barnardsville. --- 9am-noon - Black Mountain Tailgate Market, 130 Montreat Road. --- 9am-1pm - Madison County Farmers and Artisans Market, Highway 213 at Park Street, Mars Hill. --- 9am-2pm - Leicester Tailgate Market, 338 Leicester Highway. ---

10am-2pm - Murphy Farmers Market, downtown Murphy. Info: 837-3400. • SUNDAYS, noon-4pm Marshall’s “Sundays on the Island,” Blanahasset Island. • TUESDAYS, 3-6pm Historic Marion Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street at Logan Street, Marion. --- 3:30-6:30pm - West Asheville Tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Road.

Government & Politics Hendersonville League of Women Voters • SU (7/1), 9:15am - The Hendersonville League of Women Voters will present the findings of its most recent immigration study as part of First Congregational United Church of Christ's adult forum. Held at 1735 Fifth Ave. W. & White Pine Drive. By donation. Info: www.fcchendersonville. org or 692-8630. Mindful Occupation • TH (6/28), 6:30pm - A Mindful Occupation meeting will be held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Free. Info:

Kids The Compleat Naturalist store in Biltmore Village (pd.) is offering children's nature programs starting in July, including Wild Wednesdays and a Thursday Nature Club. Preview these on Wednesday June 27th, Thursday June 28th from 3:30-4:30 or Saturday, June 30th from 11-1 Learn more @ OR Space is limited! Reserve TODAY @ 828-274-5430 Cradle of Forestry Events Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: or 877-3130. • THURSDAYS, 10:30amnoon - Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club, for children ages 4-7, presents a different forestrelated activity to engage children in the natural world. Reservations requested. $4/$2.50 adults. Find Waldo Scavenger Hunt • SU (7/1) through TU (7/31) - Hendersonville will host a Where's Waldo scavenger hunt throughout the month of July. Children are encouraged to visit local businesses in search of Waldo figurines. Kids who collect 16 cards or more will be entered to win prizes. Info: or 697-1870.

Hands On! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Hours: Tues.Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 697-8333. • WE (6/27), 10:30am12:30pm - A nano science camp, for ages 7-12, will feature DNA necklaces, "mysterious gels" and gummy worms. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. • TH (6/28), 10:30am12:30pm - Paper Magic Camp, for children ages 7-12, will feature marble paper and paper bead-making. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. • FR (6/29), 10:30am12:30pm - An African drumming camp, for ages 4 and older, will feature African masks and instruments. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. • SA (6/30), 11am-2pm Ladybug Girl, of the Ladybug Girl children's book series, will greet children. • TU (7/3), 10:30am12:30pm - A paper-making camp for children ages 7 and older will focus on making paper from pulp. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. --- 2:30pm - Fire

safety program with the fire marshal. Regular museum prices apply. • TH (7/5), 10:30am12:30pm - A 3-D construction camp, for ages 7 and older, will teach children how to create pictures of animals, waterways, skyscrapers and more. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. Spellbound Children's Bookshop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 232-2228. • SATURDAYS through (7/28), 10:30-11am - The Moozic Lady will present a Tap-n-Shake music program for preschoolers. W. Asheville Church of God VBS • Through FR (6/29), 6-8:30pm - West Asheville Church of God, 60 State St., will host a vacation bible school featuring music, teamwork activities, food and "science gizmos." For ages 3-11. Info: 252-8529.

Music AmiciMusic • FR (6/29), 7:30pm "Soprano Sensation," featuring soprano Maria Clark performing arias, lieder, spirituals and Gershwin. Held at a private home in Biltmore Forest. $35

includes food and drink. Info and registration: daniel@ or 505-2903. • SA (6/30), 7:30pm - An additional performance will be held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road. $15. Info: www.amicimusic. org or 505-2903. • SU (7/1), 3pm - A final performance will be held at First Baptist Church, 63 N. Main St., Weaverville. $15 donation. Info: or 505-2903.

Andrew Peterson • TH (7/5), 7:30pm - Andrew Peterson (singer-songwriter) will perform at Lake Junaluska Retreat Center, 91 N. Lakeshore Drive, Waynesville. $11.50/$5 children age 5 and under. Info: (800) 222-4930 or Bad Wolf BBQ Concert • SA (6/30), 11am-1pm The Bad Wolf BBQ Summer Concert Series will be hosted by Harley-Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Road, Swannanoa. Free outdoor concert and lunch from Bad Wolf BBQ. Info: http:// Brevard Music Center Festival Held in the Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard. Info: or 862-2105.

• Through SU (8/5) - The Brevard Music Center Festival will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich and many others. See website for full schedule. Broyhill Chamber Ensemble • TH (7/5), 8pm - The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble will perform as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival in ASU's Rosen Concert Hall. $18/$10 students and children. Info: Concerts on the Creek Held in the pavilion at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva from 7:30-9:30pm. Sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Free. Info: (800) 962-1911 or www. • FR (6/29), 7:30pm Buchanan Boys (rock). Drums on the Water • SATURDAYS, 7-9pm Drums on the Water, a weekly lakeside drum circle, will be held at Highland Lake Cove Retreat, 215 Rhett Drive, Flat Rock. Free. Info: Duende Mountain Duo • TH (6/28), 7pm - Duende Mountain Duo (live instrumentation with computer-based production) will perform on the lawn of WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center as part of the

summer concert series. Free. Info: asp. Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 255-8115. • TH (6/28), 8pm - Another RoadSide Attraction (cabaret). • FR (6/29), 8pm - Jimmy Morris (multi-genre). • SA (6/30), 8pm - For Our Lifetime (live music). • TU (7/3), 8pm - Open mic night. Groovin' on Grovemont Presented by the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council, concerts are held in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the library. All proceeds from concessions and book sales benefit the library. Info: 250-6486. • TU (7/3), 6pm - Firecracker Jazz Band (dixieland jazz). Michael Reno Harrell • SA (6/30), 4pm - Storyteller Michael Reno Harrell will perform at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, 1194 Newfound Gap Road, Cherokee. "The show promises hearty laughs for all ages." Free. Info: www. Music on Main Street • FR (6/29), 7-9pm Asheville's 96.5 Band will

perform as part of the Music On Main Street series. Held at the Henderson County Visitors Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. The Hendersonville Antique Car Club will present a car show in conjunction with the performance. Free. Info: www. or 693-9708. RiverMUSIC • FR (6/29), 5-10pm RiverLink's RiverMUSIC series will feature Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, The Krektones and Mad Tea at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 117 Riverside Drive. Free. Info: Russ Wilson Swing Orchestra • FR (6/29), 7-10pm - The Russ Wilson Swing Orchestra will perform in Roger's Park, 57 W. Howard St., Tryon, as part of the Summer Tracks series. Free. Info: or 894-2324. Shindig on the Green • SATURDAYS through (9/1) - This celebration of traditional string bands, bluegrass music and big circle mountain dancers is held most Saturdays at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. Info: or 2586101, ext.345. Songcatchers Music Series

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• SU (7/1), 4pm - Ballad singer and storyteller Joe Penland will perform, along with Roadapple Ramblers, as part of the Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry. Located on Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Info: www. or 8773130. Summer Concerts at WCU Held on the University Center lawn. Rain location: University Center. Free. Info: www.wcu. edu or 227-3622. • TH (7/5), 7pm - The House (rock). Sunday Songwriter's Serenade • SUNDAYS, 2-5pm - Local songwriters meet regularly to give one another thematic assignments and perform original folk, blues and pop tunes written as a group. Held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Donations accepted. Info: 424-3460. Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival • TUESDAYS & SUNDAYS through (7/22) - 7:30pm The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will feature The Swannanoa Chamber Players, The Jasper Quartet and The Enso String Quartet. Tuesday performances are held in Warren Wilson College's Kittredge Auditorium. Sunday concerts are held at the Waynesville Performing Arts Center, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. $20/students free. Info and schedule: www. swannanoachambermusic. com or 771-3050. Tanglewood Advanced Camp Performance • FR (6/29), 7:30pm Tanglewood Advanced Camp public performance will be held at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St. $5. Info: www.ashevilletheatre. org. The Hop Ice cream, concerts and community events. Programs are free and located at 640 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, unless otherwise noted. www. or 254-2224. • TH (6/28), 6:30-7:30pm Sugarfoot Serenaders (banjo, ukulele, accordion, horns). • TU (7/3), 6:30-7:30pm Grammer School (indie rock).

Outdoors Lake James Boat Slips (pd.) Covered and uncovered. Starting at $1600/year. 828 584-0666. Bird Watching Tour • THURSDAYS, 8am - A bird watching tour, presented by the Henderson County Bird

Club, meets at Highland Lake Inn, 86 Lily Pad Lane, Flat Rock. $25/$15 Inn guests. Info and registration: 6936812. BRP Hike of the Week • FR (6/29), 10am - An easy 2-mile hike to Black Balsam Knob will depart .8 miles off the Parkway on F.S. Road 816. Bring a snack, hiking shoes and be prepared for inclement weather. Free. Info: 298-5330. Events at REI Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or • WE (6/27), 6-8pm - A class on map and compass navigation basics will feature hands-on time outside. Maps and compasses provided, but feel free to bring your own. Registration required. $50/$30 members. • SA (6/30), 4-6pm - A class on the basics of GPS navigation will include hands-on experience. Bring GPS unit if possible and familiarize yourself with the device's manual. $50/$30 members. Registration required. Flat Top Manor Tours • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm - Tours of Flat Top Manor, the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone, will be led by Blue Ridge Parkway rangers. Departs from Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, MP 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Registration required: 295-3782. Guided Tour of Chestnut Orchard • WEDNESDAYS, 11am Guided tours of the Chestnut orchard. $15 includes lunch. 119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley. Reservations required: 926-1401. Wilderness Skills • SA (6/30), 7:30pm - A class on wilderness skills will be offered at Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater, MP 340 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Info: 765-6082.

Parenting Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.pardeehospital. org or 692-4600. • TH (6/28), 6:30-8pm Infant care class. Green Parents Club • FRIDAYS, 9am - This group of eco-minded parents meets at Biltmore Coffee Traders, 518 Hendersonville Road, for hands on workshops, including planting kids' gardens,

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Seniors Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.pardeehospital. org or 692-4600. • TU (6/26), 1-3pm - Health insurance guidance for retirees. Free. SeniorSalt Impact with The Burchfield Brothers • TH (7/5), 3-9pm - This program is designed to encourage senior adult believers to reach their friends and family for Jesus Christ. The event includes music by The Burchfield Brothers, a staff-led discussion and a buffet-style dinner. Held at the Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porter's Cove Road. $29. Info:

Spirituality Asheville Compassionate Communication Center (pd.) 8 Week Course Starting July 12th, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn ways to create understanding, connection, and deeper love in your relationships by learning Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication). Great for couples! 252-0538. www. Asheville Meditation Group (pd.) Practice meditation in a supportive group environment. Guided meditations follow the Insight/Mindfulness/Vipassana practices. Insight meditation cultivates a happier, more peaceful and focused mind. Our "sangha" (a community of cool people) provides added support and joy to one’s spiritual awakening process. All are invited. • By donation. • Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm: Guided meditation and discussion. • Sundays, 10am11:30am: Seated meditation and dharma talks. • The Women’s Wellness Center, 24 Arlington Street, Asheville. • Info/directions: (828) 8084444. • 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. Indian Classical Dance

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(pd.) Is both prayer and an invocation of the highest divinity. Learn the dance the Natya Shastra called "the highest form of yoga" Bharatanatyam. Call Tess: 301-0331. 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. 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. Bentinho Massaro • TUESDAYS, 7-9pm - A satsang meeting with Bentinho Massaro will be held at Town and Mountain Training Center, 261 Asheland Ave. $15 suggested donation; no one turned away. Info: www. Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living Location: 219 Old Toll Circle in Black Mountain. Info: www. or 669-0920. • SA (6/30), 10am-4pm - Dr. Larry Cammarata, Asheville psychologist and qigong teacher, will lead a day of mindfulness on the theme of relationships. By donation. Info: or 669-0920. Confidence to Change • SUNDAYS, 7pm - "Buddha's teachings on the mind give us confidence to change and meditation gives us practical methods to bring change." Meeting includes discussion and guided meditation. Held at Montford Books and More, 31 Montford Ave. $8/$5 students and seniors. Info:, 668-2241 or meditationinasheville@ Dowsing Training and Practice • MONDAYS, 9am-12:30pm Dowsing training and practice will focus on tapping into the superconscious universal mind through pendulums and L Rods. $40. Info and location: UltimateEnergyHealing@ Light Center 2190 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: www. or 669-6845. • DAILY, 10am-5pm - Light room, trails and labyrinth open daily. Free. • WEDNESDAYS, 10:30amnoon - Gentle yoga with Karen Barnes. $10. --- 2:30-3:30pm - Prayer for United States and world conditions. • THURSDAYS, 2-3:30pm Infinite Way tape study group. Free. • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer for world peace. Free.

Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Info: or 669.2911. • SU (7/1), 10:30am - Guest preacher Richard Mouw will present a sermon on “Our Spiritual Searches.” Morning Sitting Meditation • THURSDAYS, 7am - A mostly silent, simply guided meditation based in the yogic tradition. All meditators are welcome, whatever style of silent meditation preferred. Hosted by One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave., Suite 3A. By donation. Info: Power Healing Group • TUESDAYS, 7pm - Learn and practice simple techniques to heal yourself physically, emotionally and other ways through the "Power of Soul." Meetings held at Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. By donation. Info: 2589584. Rediscover the Living Word to Nurture a Pure and Golden Heart • SU (7/1), 11am-noon “One who communicates daily with the Word of God, the ECK, can only speak words of joy and reverence. The Sound and Light are his heartbeat and breath, his golden love." Held at the Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Info: www. or 254-6775. Sacred Embodiment Center Located at 41 Carolina Lane in Asheville. or 216-2983. • WEDNESDAYS, 8:30pm - Sacred Heart Song Circle, collective and improvisational singing in a circle. No experience necessary. Participants are welcome to bring instruments. "Prepare to be uplifted and share your beauty." By donation. Info: • SUNDAYS, 6-8pm Asheville Intenders Circle will be preceded by a potluck. "We support each other in manifesting the highest good together and invite you to join us." Ultimate Energy Healing • MONDAYS, 1pm - Learn and practice Ultimate Energy Healing for people, pets and places. Technique combines nine healing modalities into one. $40. Info and directions: UltimateEnergyHealing@ Unity Church of Asheville Located at 130 Shelburne Road. Info: or 252-5010. • SUNDAYS, 11am - Spiritual celebration service. --- 12:302pm - A Course in Miracles study group.

Spoken & Written Word Battery Park Writing Group (pd.) Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. This group meets to write together and then share in a supportive atmosphere. Free! Contact Lisa at 691-5472 or tokyotaos@ for more info. 27 Views of Asheville • TH (6/28), 6:30pm- 27 Views of Asheville: A Mountain Town in Prose and Poetry will be presented by local authors. Held at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Battery Park Ave. Presented by Downtown Asheville Residential Neighbors. Info: or 252-0020. Asheville Community Theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • TH (6/28), 7:30pm "Listen to This: Stories in Performance" will feature stories about drowning. Hosted by Tom Chalmers. $10. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Gallery hours: Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: bmcmac@ or www. or 350-8484. • TH (6/28), 7:30pm - Poets Katherine Soniat and Tracey Schmidt, along with dancer Claire Elizabeth Barratt, will collaborate on an interdisciplinary evening of poetry and movement. Buncombe County Public Libraries LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n BM = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n EA = East Asheville Library (902 Tunnel Road, 250-4738) n EC = Enka-Candler Library (1404 Sandhill Road, 2504758) n FV = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n LE = Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, 2506480) n NA = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 250-4752) n SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n WV = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n WA = West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road, 250-4750).

n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • WE (6/27), 10:30am - Sam Bartlett's "Stuntology." Ages 6 and older. BM --- 11am Explore the night sky with the Star Lab Planetarium. All ages. EA --- 3pm - Sam Bartlett's "Stuntology." Ages 6 and older. Free ticket required. NA • TH (6/28), 11am - Sam Bartlett's "Stuntology." Ages 6 and older. LE --- 2pm - Ronald McDonald visits the library. FV --- 2:30pm - Red Herring Puppets: The Big Dipper. All ages. SS --- 3pm - Sam Bartlett's "Stuntology." Ages 5 and older. Free ticket required. WV • FR (6/29), 3pm - Poetry Out Loud invites children ages 9 and older to bring or memorize a favorite poem to read out loud. BM --- 11am - Magic show with Eric Schweitzer. All ages. Free ticket required. WA • SA (6/30), 11am - Arabian Nights Craft Bazaar. All ages. EA • TU (7/3), 7pm - Book club: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. EC --- 7pm Book club: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. WV --6-8pm - Knit-n-Chain. SS • TH (7/5), 10:30am "Dreaming of Nocturnal Animals." All ages. BM --11am - "Discover the Night Sky" with educators from the Colburn Science Museum planetarium. Ages 5 and older. LE --- 3pm - Stories with Sharon Clarke. Free ticket required. WV --- 6:30pm Book club: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. EA Fountainhead Bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. or 697-1870. • TH (6/28), noon - Pam Stone will read from her book I Love Me A Turkey Butt Samwich. George Ellison • SA (6/30), 3pm - George Ellison will read from his book Permanent Camp at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Free. www. Grateful Steps Publishing house located at 159 S. Lexington Ave. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 277-0998. • FR (6/29), 6:30-8pm Deborah K. Lloyd will present her book Believe and It is True, A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. • SA (6/30), 10:30am12:30pm - Suzie Tipton will read from her book Butterflies Don’t Crawl and Sherrie Leslie will read from An Apple a Day. Afternoon will include face

painting, balloons and refreshments. Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: www. or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (6/27), 7pm - Jay Erskin Leutze will read from his book Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail. • TH (6/28), 7pm - Mallory McDuff of the environmental education program at Warren Wilson College, Rev. Shelly Webb of Oakley United Methodist Church and Rev. Joe Hoffman of the First Congregational United Church of Christ will present a program on religion and the environment. McDuff will sign her book Sacred Acts: How Churches Are Working to Protect Earth's Climate. • FR (6/29), 7pm - Poet Keith Flynn will host an Asheville Poetry Review event honoring the recipients of the William Matthews Poetry Prize. • SA (6/30), 7-9pm - A 30th anniversary party will feature food, music and libations from the Wine Studio of Asheville (cash bar). Asheville mayor Terry Bellamy will present a proclamation to Malaprop's founder and owner, Emoke B'Racz. • SU (7/1), 3pm - Poetrio will feature James Davis, Kyle P. Harper and Laura Walker. • MO (7/2), 7pm - "Bridging Differences" book club will discus Jim Goad's The Redneck Manifesto. Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch • SA (6/30), 10:30am Storyteller David Novak will perform at Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch in Pack Place's Rhino Courtyard. Held rain or shine. Free. Info: www. The Magnetic Field 372 Depot St. Info: www. or 2574003. • 1st & 3rd MONDAYS, 7:30-10pm - The Synergy Story Slam is an opportunity to share stories, laugh, learn and build a stronger community. Registration begins at 7pm. Tommy Hays • SU (7/1), 3pm - Tommy Hays, executive director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, will speak about his books In the Family Way and The Pleasure was Mine in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free tickets required. Info: 251-6140.

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- WCU will offer an aqua fitness class in the pool of Reid Gym. Registration is ongoing. $35. Info: or 227-7397. Asheville Hoops • TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30 pm - Asheville Hoops encourages beginners and experienced hula hoopers to meet at Pritchard Park for informal hooping. Free. Info: www. Run For Shindig on the Green • SA (6/30), 9am & 10am - Run For Shindig on the Green 5K and Fun Walk/Run will depart from Carrier Park, Amboy Road. $30 5K/$10 fun walk. Info: www.folkheritage. org or 258-6101. Ultimate Frisbee League • MONDAYS, 6pm - The Asheville Ultimate Club hosts leagues for rookies, women and men. Games are held Monday nights at Memorial Stadium with a co-ed league to meet Wednesdays. Info and registration:

Theater 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 (7/8) - RED, the story of a modern artist struggling with ambition and vulnerability. Winner of 2010 Tony Award for best play. Performed at the downtown location. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Wed.-Sun., 2pm. $35/$33 seniors and AAA/$22 students. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS (6/28) until (7/15)The Fox on the Fairway, "a laugh-out-loud comedy about love and golf." Performed on the Mainstage. $35 with discounts for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. Wed.Sat., 8pm; Wed.-Sun., 2pm. Montford Park Players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Bring folding chair and umbrella in case of rain. Donations accepted. Info: 254-5146 or • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/21), 7:30pm - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set." A cutest dog contest will be held each Saturday and the

winning dog will perform in the final act. Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: www. or 682-4285. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (7/14) - 9 to 5 The Musical, a "womenin-the-workplace revenge comedy," based on the 1980 film with Dolly Parton. Thurs.Sat., 7:30pm. $12-$20. Rush tickets available June 30 and July 1. Sandburg Summer Stage Performances • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (8/18), 10:15-10:45am - The Carl Sandburg Home and The Vagabond School of the Drama will perform selections from Carl Sandburg's works live on stage. Wed. & Fri. will be Mr. Sandburg's Lincoln; Thurs. & Sat. will be Rootabaga!. Held in the Carl Sandburg Home amphitheater, three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 6934178 or Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre. Info: or 689-1239. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/1) - Harvey, "a comedy of errors and Pulitzer Prize-winning story about Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible companion Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit." Times vary based on date. $25/$22 seniors/$18 students. Spring Awakening • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/1) 7:30pm - Spring Awakening, an "unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with power and passion." Presented by Bioflyer Productions. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. Held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. $15-$18. Info and tickets: www.bioflyer. The Magnetic Field 372 Depot St. Info: www. or 2574003. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (7/21), 7:30pm - Brief Encounters: New Magnetic Voices, six new original short plays from playwrights, actors and directors who are new to The Magnetic Field stage. $15/$12. $8 previews June 28 and 29.

Volunteering Academic Year in America • Through WE (8/1) - Host families are needed to house exchange students aged 15-18. Students will arrive

in August and remain in the country for one school year. Info: info@internationalfamily. info or www.aifsfoundation. org. Animal Compassion Network • Animal Compassion Network seeks volunteers to care for cats, coordinate foster homes and help with the pet food assistance program. Info: or 274-3647. Asheville Area Arts Council • Asheville Area Arts Council seeks volunteers to contribute "special skills" to the ARTery's activities. Info: Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from single-parent homes with adult mentors. Info: www.bbbswnc. org or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks people to mentor one hour a week in schools and after-school sites. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from single-parent homes. Activities are free or low-cost. Info: www.bbbswnc. org or 253-1470. Information sessions on July 11 and July 26 at noon at the United Way building, 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213. Buncombe County Jail • Volunteers are sought for a variety of programs with inmates from Buncombe County Jail. Must be 21 years or older. Info: 989-9459. Council on Aging • Volunteers are needed to drive seniors to doctor appointments as part of the Call A Ride program. Volunteers use their own vehicles; mileage reimbursement is available. Info: or 2778288. Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: www.handsonasheville. org or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • TH (6/28), 4-6pm - FairTrade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. Hands On! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www. or 697-8333. • Hands On! seeks volunteers for reception assistance,

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Meals-On-Wheels Pet Food Assistance • Asheville Meals-On-Wheels Pet Food Assistance will accept pet food, kitty litter and pet supplies at Fairview Animal Hospital, 867 Charlotte Hwy #A. Home or business pickup is available. Info: 628-2275. MotherLove Mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per is month required. Info: 254-7206. NC Stage Company Asheville's professional resident theater company, performing at 15 Stage Lane. Info: 239-0263 or www. • Through SA (6/30) - N.C. Stage Company seeks volunteers to usher, poster, assist in the office and more. Sign up in person. New Opportunities Thrift Store • The Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, seeks donations for the New Opportunities Thrift Store. Volunteers also needed during store hours. Info: 692-0575. Our VOICE Info: or 252-0562. • SA (6/30), 1-5pm - Summer volunteer training will be held at the Our VOICE office, 44 Merrimon Ave. Help spread awareness of Our VOICE services throughout all communities in Buncombe County. Info and registration: Saraht@ RiverFest • RiverLink seeks volunteers for RiverFest. Opportunities include parking cars, pulling rafts, pouring beer and more. Info: or 252-8474. Youth for Understanding USA • Through FR (8/31) - Youth for Understanding USA seeks host families for its exchange programs through Aug. 31. Info:

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by caItlIn byrd Most of Mission Hospital’s walls are varying shades of beige, but when you step off the elevator on the third floor, color greets you. This is where adult care ends and the pediatrics unit begins: Ceiling tiles feature original artwork by young patients and white clouds float on blue walls in a playroom down the hall from a waiting room. It’s the wing of the hospital where kids can get an IV and an iPad at the same time. It's all part of the plan to provide the best care, says Mission Children's Hospital Medical Director susan Mims. "Children are kids,” says Mims. “They have all kinds of fears and concerns about medical care, especially when they're not feeling well. So to have services in a child and family-friendly environment means the world to children, and parents as well," she says. Recently, the hospital opened Mission Children's Radiology at the Reuter Outpatient Center. Designed specifically with young

patients in mind, the 6,000-square-foot imaging center features a jungle-themed MRI room and nature-inspired artwork [see "Mission Health opens news children's radiology center" June 20 Xpress]. But providing high-quality pediatric care isn't only about the art on the walls. "It's not just the place where the services are provided, but how they are provided," says Mims.

educatIon In Hendersonville, Park Ridge Health pediatrician Dr. Mary Anne Uritis turns the unfamiliar into something fun. "When I look into a child’s ear, I tell them I have to look for fairies,” she says. “For boys, I tell them I’m looking for frogs. It's all about the way you engage with a child. You've got to make them feel comfortable." For example, Uritis encourages patients to play doctor with their own toy medical tools while she completes an examination. This lets

children learn and ask questions through play — a natural part of their development. But these exams aren't just for the patients. “In pediatrics … you’re taking care of parents, too — in terms of emotional support or whatever they need in raising their child, whether their child is healthy or sick.” And, as Mission Children’s Hospital child life specialist Tara Lynch explains, this family-unit support intensifies when confronting illness or hospitalization.

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Emotions Child life specialists assist children and their families with psychological, developmental and social needs throughout the hospital process. Whether it’s arranging a hospital visit, discussing ways to cope, or talking about the sights and sounds of a procedure, these specialists work with the medical team to help families and patients during a hospital stay. “As a kid, I think a lot of times you feel like decisions are made for you, because they are,” says Lunch. “When you come to the hospital, sometimes — for kids and parents — that power gets taken away,” she continues. “But to give any kind of choices and help kids be an active participant in their care instead of a passive one — that can empower them.” And when a child faces a terminal diagnosis, those options and conversations become even more important. “We help facilitate conversations … to help [young patients] figure out what they want their legacy to be, what they want their story to be and what they want the world to know about them,” Lynch says. Sometimes that legacy can be things like videos or scrapbooks made by the child. But whether it’s a terminal diagnosis or a brief post-op stay, Lynch advocates for development-appropriate education and dialogue. “It’s important to demystify it and not make it this big scary thing that we can’t talk about,” she says.

thE futurE With 26 years as a pediatrician, Uritis emphasizes that these early encounters with the medical world might affect health decisions made later in life. “When you look at people who don’t maintain their well care or their yearly check-ups, it may be that they didn’t have the best experiences,” she says. “They may think, ‘I feel great. Why should I go back? I don’t need preventive health care.’ “And one thing that I think is so important in a pediatric environment, or for a pediatrician’s job, is the idea of preventative health care,” Uritis says, adding, “Preventive care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle starts from the first moment you see the patient … and if you’re fortunate enough to care for that child through the first 18 years, that’s something that, every time you see them, can continue.”

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wellnesscalendar calEndaR FoR JunE 27 - July 5, 2012 Acceptance & Boundaries: The Keys to Loving Someone Difficult (pd.) Do you care deeply for someone who is hard to love? Call M. Wheeler, Counselor, 90- minute session for $50. 828-215-6653. Activating Ascension (pd.) The 3 day weekend retreat for heart-centered creation and self-facilitation of the healing process, start to finish. July 13-15. Call to register: 865-681-4111. Are You Trying To Force Yourself To Change? (pd.) Emotional Brain Training (EBT) is a structured program that addresses the Emotional Root Cause of using Food, Alcohol/Drugs, Overspending, Overworking to feel pleasure, numb out, and/or comfort and soothe ourselves. • Create a healthy lifestyle that promotes self compassion, brain health and grounded joy. Call 231-2107 or or visit website: Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation ("TM") (pd.) It's not contemplation, focusing on your breath, watching thoughts or trying to be mindful. It's a completely different process with far-reaching, scientifically validated benefits: During TM you effortlessly transcend thought to experience restful alertness or pure consciousness—the source of thought—reducing stress and revitalizing mind, body and spirit. Free Introductory Class: Thursday, 6:30pm, 165 E. Chestnut • Topics: How meditation techniques differ • What health researchers say • (828) 254-4350. www. The REAL Center (pd.) Offers life-changing classes in Relationship & Intimacy skills, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Radical Honesty, and Somatic Awareness. Held in Asheville with Steve Torma, 828-254-5613, www. YWCA Club W Boot Camp (pd.) The YWCA's Club W Fitness Center will offer Boot Camp July 9-13 and 16-20 at 6:00 pm. Total body workout. 185 S. French Broad Avenue. $100 members/$175 non-members. For more information call 254-7206 x 213 or go to Arthritis Management Programs • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 2-3pm - A Tai Chi program for those with arthritis will be offered at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free with regular admission. Info: or 456-2030. • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 3-4pm; SATURDAYS, 10:30-11:30am - A walking program for those with arthritis will be offered at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free with regular admission. Info: or 4562030. • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9am10am - An aquatic program for those with arthritis will be presented by the Arthritis Foundation at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free with regular admission. Info: or 456-2030. Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: or 692-4600. • WE (6/27), 1:30-3pm - A shoulder pain seminar will discuss causes and treatments. • WE (6/27), 8-10am - Cholesterol screening. Fasting required. $20. • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:30am; WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 2-3pm; SATURDAYS, 10-11am - Blood pressure screening. Appointment not required.

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Get your GrIll on Make the Fourth oF July an

Independence day for your kitchen by Mackensy


We like Independence Day because it marks a time when the Founding Fathers were badasses, unafraid to tell the king of Great Britain to shove off. In their honor, we forget about rules. We blow things up and grill giant slabs of protein over flame, putting down loads of great American food that we may not usually let ourselves eat. We let the kids light sparklers while trying not to worry about little burned digits. We stay up too late, drinking beer on the lawn and watching the fireflies and fireworks flicker. Think of the Fourth, and you conjure the smell, sizzle and smoke of the grill. And even though it's a holiday that celebrates rebellion, there are some simple rules that you'll need to follow (you don't need to be a total caveman about it). Here are some tips from the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (which, you won’t be surprised to learn, also advises you to purchase a new grill this summer): Do thaw frozen food and marinate foods in the refrigerator and never on the counter. [Or the bed or bathtub.] Do sanitize cutting boards and counter tops with chlorine bleach. [Notice they don’t say Dr. Bronner’s, hippie.] Do marinate meats at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator before cooking to add flavor and coat the meat. [Again‚ not in the bathtub.]  Do position your grill, fryer or smoker in an open area away from buildings and high traffic areas. [So, not on the highway?] Do use a meat thermometer or an “instant read” digital thermometer inserted horizontally into the side of meat, poultry and seafood to check doneness. [Check here for a handy temperature chart:] See? Safety is fun, right? We've also asked a few local grill-masters to share some of their own tricks of the trade, with a few recipes thrown in to boot. Read some of the tips for grilling and have plenty of fun — but please take it easy with the lighter fluid. May all of your fingers make it through the Fourth intact.

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choP shop talks shoP

Karen Fowler knows her meat. The 34-year-old Chop Shop butcher wields a boning knife (and sometimes a hacksaw) like no other and — no surprises here — has some mighty helpful grill tips (with extra input from Chop Shop owner Josh Wright and other employees).

smoke signals: At many a party, says Fowler, smoke gets in your eyes. Seating for guests should be available away from the heat and smell of the grill, if possible.

Compound butter is a great way to maximize flavor with grilled foods, says the Chops Shop’s Josh Wright. “With a few adjustments, gorgonzola butter can be transformed into the perfect accompaniment for any meat on the grill, letting the flavor provided by the intense heat and smoke fully manifest.”

For chicken: ½ lb gorgonzola butter, softened, 1 tbsp. honey, 2 tbsp green peppercorns, drained and rinsed, 1 tsp lemon zest, minced, 1 tsp capers, rinsed (optional), mix all ingredients thoroughly.

Gas it up: "There's nothing like getting halfway through cooking and realize you don't have enough juice," Fowler says. Have an extra tank of propane or bag of coals nearby, or you’re looking at a drunk and hungry group.

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Butchery’s tyLer cook

In a small sauté pan, melt 1 tablespoon reserved butter over very low heat until it begins to brown. Add crushed garlic cloves and let them toast until slightly caramelized and aromatic. Meanwhile, cream remaining butter with the chili flakes, vinegar, Worcestershire, pepper and thyme. When garlic is ready, slowly drizzle it and remaining butter into bowl, mixing steadily. Mix the chilled gorgonzola in forcefully; the butter is ready when the cheese is thoroughly mixed in and has been broken down into pieces about pea-sized or smaller. Remember that the larger the pieces of gorgonzola left in the butter, the stronger it will taste. The finished product can be piped into molds or spread into a baking pan to chill. This butter freezes well and will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Maintenance is key: "I've seen a grill catch on fire for lack of maintenance," says Fowler. Well, that sounds frightening. Make sure that food debris doesn’t collect near where the flame comes out — it’s a fire hazard and slows your hot-grill roll.

Well-done: Steaks cooked to a uniform color all the way through — well-done, in other words — are best finished in the oven. Should you want to do all of your cooking outside, however, mark steaks on a hot grill and finish them on a bed of herbs (rosemary or thyme are perfect) set on a cooler part of the grate off to the side. The moisture in the herbs will moderate the intensity of the grill, cooking the steak through without burning the outside.

courtesy of the chop shop

Ingredients: 8 oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled and chilled (Stilton, Maytag and Clemson blue are all great substitutes), 6 oz whole unsalted butter at room temperature, 1 tbsp reserved (one and a half sticks), 2 cloves garlic, crushed, 1 tsp chili flakes, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, 1 tsp. fresh minced thyme.

Get warmed up: "Make sure that your meat is room temperature before you start," Fowler advises. Pull meat out of the refrigerator and let it come up to temp for about 30 minutes. "That will help with making sure that you're cooking it evenly," she says. Especially if you plan to cook your meat to medium and under, says Fowler, this helps ensure that the center won't be cold. To gauge if the grill surface is ready for you to get cooking, hold your hand approximately three inches above the grate. If you cannot hold your hand there for more than three seconds (and you’re reasonably pain-tolerant), the grill is hot enough to sear and caramelize your meat properly. Not hot? No problem. Simply increase the heat or lower the grate.

Hands off: Food should only be turned once. Moving it constantly encourages it to steam, not grill.


This basic recipe for Chop Shop gorgonzola butter is perfect for steaks as well as stuffed inside hamburgers (makes about 1 pound).

Towel off: Make sure the product you're throwing on the grill is plenty dry — use paper towels or a clean, relatively lint-free kitchen towel for the task. "This is especially true when smoking, but also for grilling, too," says Fowler. "Smoke won't penetrate water. You're not going to get that nice char flavor as much if you have something that's coming straight out of a package that's really wet."

Tool time: Have the proper cooking implement for the task. "If you're going to be grilling fish, you need to think about having something to flip that fish,” she says. “Or, with burgers, make sure that you're not using some plastic utensil on the grill." Plastic, obviously, can melt — and you don’t want that on your burger.


karen Fowler of the choP shoP holds

For pork: ½ lb gorgonzola butter, softened, ½ lb fresh peaches, blanched, peeled, diced, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp white wine (Riesling works very well).

Take a break: Let your meat rest at for at least half of the amount of time it spent on the grill before cutting into it. This maximizes its juiciness and flavor.

Sauté peaches over high heat in nonstick pan. De-glaze with wine. When wine is reduced to a syrup, add vinegar and let cool to room temperature. Fold into gorgonzola butter and let chill in refrigerator until firm. This is perfect over a blackened pork tenderloin or a mustard-rubbed pork loin chop.

Fresh-cut local Pork choPs

Instead of a meat-based dish, Fowler and the Chop Shop Butchery have provided a recipe for a compound butter, something perfect for serving over meat, pork — heck, even grilled tempeh. The Chop Shop carries everything you need for a meat-filled Fourth, including sausages, fowl and beef galore. (See the recipe at right, along with contact information for the Chop Shop.)

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sauce lIke

a boss n.c. coastaL shrIMp Make for Great skewers

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GriLLed shriMP biG Fat fresh tuna steaks Make for Good GrIllInG — these BeautIes were found at Blue water seafood coMPany on MerrIMon

Photos by MaX cooper Anyone who’s spent plenty of time behind the grill knows that there’s an art to manipulating food over flame. The golden rule of grilling, according to Chef Chas Edwards of Blue Water Seafood? “Keep it hot!” she says.

Get greasy. Grease your grates and keep them clean. This helps with the golden rule (remember the hot grill?) as well as allowing for a smoother grill surface to create those “fancy schmancy” grill lines.

“Keeping a hot grill ensures even cooking,” Edwards explains. Allowing food to get hot means taking a hands-off approach, a tough thing to do for the anxiety-prone among us. “Never try to flip or move food too soon,” Edwards says. “It generally takes 8-10 minutes over even heat, per side, to ensure that food will release easily — especially when it comes to burgers.”

Chill out. Leave a low-heat or unheated side of the grill. Doing this allows you to have a spot to safely place food in case of a flame-up and provides a basic place to keep things from cooking when “holding” until service.

If using a charcoal grill, says Edwards, “It usually takes 30 coals to ensure that one pound of meat will reach an adequate constant heating temperature.” Want more? Here’s the best of the rest: Be prepared. Have everything you need close by. You’ll burn something in just the time it takes to retrieve those tongs or kitchen towel.

sauce like a boss. Never brush BBQ sauces on until food is almost completely cooked. Almost all barbecue, hoisin and teriyaki-type sauces contain sugar which burns up quickly on a grill and also makes a giant mess while doing so. Edwards also offers her grilled variation of a favorite New Orleans recipe, a little something she picked up while working at the Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. The recipe utilizes fresh-caught, in-season North Carolina coastal shrimp. Check Blue Water Seafood for availability (contact info after the recipe).

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courtesy of Blue water seaFood shrimp marinade: 1 gal. sealable freezer bag, 1 pound fresh N.C. shrimp (get 1.5 pounds if leaving head on for presentation), peeled and de-veined, 2 cloves thinly sliced fresh garlic, 5 bay leaves, juice of one lemon, 1/4 cup white wine, ½ cup vegetable or canola oil, 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning, ½ tsp sea salt, ½ tsp cracked black pepper, 8 to 10 6-inch sprigs of hearty rosemary with approx. 4 inches of leaves removed from bottom, allowing room to thread 3-4 shrimp on each rosemary skewer. Place rosemary sprigs in a bowl or sealable bag of warm water and allow to soak at least 30 minutes before skewering shrimp. Whisk all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Put shrimp into a 1-gallon sealable bag and pour marinade over shrimp. Seal and marinate approximately 15 minutes. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto rosemary skewers. Save remaining marinade for the sauce Toulouse, and put skewered shrimp in the refrigerator until ready to grill. sauce Toulouse: ½ cup cooking oil, ½ lb. butter, 1 cup halved chanterelle mushrooms (but-

ton will work if unavailable), ½ cup medium diced red bell pepper, ½ cup medium diced yellow bell pepper, ½ cup medium diced green bell pepper, ½ cup sliced green onions, ½ cup white wine, 1 tsp Blue Water’s smoked blackening spice (or another type), reserved marinade (bay leaves included). Heat oil and butter in sauce pan. Add mushrooms and peppers and sauté until fairly soft. Add Blue Water blackening spice, remaining marinade and white wine. Reduce by half and add green onions. Slowly whisk in butter approximately 2 ounces at a time over medium heat until creamy and remove from heat. Grill rosemary-skewered shrimp over nicely oiled grill. Grill on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes each side and place in serving dish. Pour sauce Toulouse over shrimp and serve. This dish is complemented beautifully by a bed of long grain, fragrant rice such as jasmine or basmati to accentuate the sauce Toulouse. Blue Water Seafood is located at 94 Charlotte St. For more information, call 253-2080 or visit

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courtesy of BIker biLLy It’s likely that our meat-eschewing friends won’t want their dinner straight off the grill, especially if said grill is covered in animal products, right? Here’s an idea, via Biker Billy, for a meatless meal made entirely in a skillet. Top of the Hill tempeh roll-ups (Makes 1 serving) 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil, 8 oz plain tempeh cakes, cubed, 1 small green pepper, sliced into thin strips, 1 small sweet onion, sliced into thin strips, Splash of a good quality soy sauce, 1 (10-inch) tortilla.

fresh air Makes you hunGry, says harLey enthusiast

BIker BIlly Photo courtesy of BIker BIlly Biker Billy, née Bill Hufnagle, has been riding motorcycles since 1986. "I wanted one when I was 17, but my mom knew that I was a little too wild and crazy, so she wouldn't sign on the papers on that one — which probably saved my life!" Of course, the Harley-riding Hufnagle, he's been cooking much longer than that (he’s published four cookbooks so far). "Motorcycling is a quest for personal freedom, self expression; it's empowering in many ways," he says. "And the outdoor part of it floods your body with fresh air, and I have discovered that fresh air makes you hungry." Hufnagle's primary tip for a Fourth of July gathering is not to forget friends and family members who don't eat meat. Hufnagle, once the (selfproclaimed) "king of carnivores," has been a vegetarian for 42 years and counting. "Especially here in our community in Asheville, we have a lot of folks, myself included, who are vegetarians," says Hufnagle. "We're an inclusive community in our best moments." Here are Hufnagle's suggestions for a meat-free feast: Keep it separated: If vegetarians and vegans are at the party, it's a nice gesture to provide a separate meat-free grill (if it’s in the budget). "They

sell wonderful little propane or charcoal grills — whatever your approach to burning carbon fuels is," says Hufnagle. Vegetable kabobs and tempeh are a good bet for grilling, he says, but "tofu can be tricky." Crookneck squash or zucchini, peppers and mushrooms are a great bet. Fatten up: If you are going to grill veggies, use plenty of fat, says Hufnagle. "I like to use extravirgin olive oil. In a sauté pan, it has a low smoke point, but on a grill, that's fine. Smoke is wonderful! Brush the grill a little bit before, and brush whatever it is you're putting on the grill." Put a lid on it: If you can't afford a separate grill, a skillet or sauté pan works fine — some grills even have side burners you can use. If you're cooking vegetarian food close to a grill, though, cover the pan. "We vegetarians are sensitive to the splatter of greasy burgers," says Hufnagle. Above all: "Remember the blessings of our freedom and democracy," says Hufnagle. "The young boys and girls — some of them aren't so young — that are coming home, welcome them with open arms. And watch out for motorcycles — they're everywhere. We want to get to our Fourth of July celebration safe and intact, with our appetites fully charged from that good mountain air." For more about Biker Billy, visit

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Barbecue sauce to taste (we use traditional tomato-based sauce with a moderate kick and a smoky top note — recipe for homemade sauce below). Optional add-ons: shredded cheese, slaw, salad greens, rice, black beans. Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over a medium-high heat until hot but not smokBiker barbecue sauce (Makes about 2.5 cups) What is summer without motorcycling and barbecuing? But as every motorcycle enthusiast has an opinion on bikes and roads, every barbecue fanatic strongly prefers certain marinades and sauces. This sauce is my favorite and I enjoy it on everything from burgers to vegetables. 2 dried, long cayenne peppers, stemmed and crushed, 1 ancho pepper, stemmed and torn into small pieces, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 small onion, quartered, 3 tsp crushed garlic, 1/4 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp ground black pepper, 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke, 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 cup thick tomato puree, 2 tbsp distilled white vinegar.

ing (sesame oil has a low smoke point, so be careful not to burn it). Add the tempeh, peppers and onion and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onions soften a little. Add splash of soy sauce — it can be salty, so go lightly. In another preheated pan (a large flat skillet works best), lightly toast the tortilla. Thirty seconds per side should be enough. Carefully remove the tortilla and lay on a flat surface. Spoon the tempeh sauté onto the tortilla. Top with barbecue sauce and/or your favorite toppings. Roll into a log, remembering to tuck in the sides.

Place the cayenne and ancho peppers in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to cool to room temperature. Briefly chop the onion in a blender or a food processor equipped with a chopping blade. Add the cayenne and ancho peppers and water and puree for 1 minute. Add the crushed garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, Liquid Smoke, molasses, olive oil, tomato puree and vinegar. Puree for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth. Place the puree in a small saucepan over medium heat. When it begins to simmer, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Cool before serving. The flavor improves if the sauce is refrigerated overnight.

Adapted from recipe with permission from Biker Billy’s Roadhouse Cookbook, published by The Globe Pequot Press. Sauce recipe reprinted with permission from Biker Billy Cooks with Fire, published by Whitehorse Press, copyright Bill Hufnagle.



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says plant’s chef Jason seLLers Jason Sellers of Plant, a vegan restaurant on Merrimon Avenue, has one tip for Fourth of July: “Grill everything,” he says. “For example, if you’re serving cold sandwiches, grill some romaine lettuce lightly first. The added taste of the flame will liven up the other sandwich ingredients.” Sellers provided this vegetarian summer grill, a dish he calls an “unexpected combination. The sweetness of the broccoli and peppers matches with the bitterness of the radicchio and is elevated by the mildly pungent leeks.” Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, trimmed to desired length, cut into 4 equal portions, 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, cut in half lengthwise and washed, 2 large red bell peppers, seed and pith removed, quartered, 2 heads radicchio, stem trimmed, quartered, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar, splash of dry white wine, 1/3 cup of

your favorite fresh minced herbs (thyme, parsley, tarragon), salt and pepper to taste. Fill a pan with enough water to cover the broccoli, bring to a boil and add a small handful of salt. Add the broccoli and cook for 30 seconds. Strain and cool the broccoli immediately (you can shock in ice water, but it’s not necessary). Combine the leeks, pepper and radicchio in a large bowl. Mix the oil, vinegar, wine and herbs in a separate bowl, then add them to the vegetables. Toss to coat the vegetables, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill the vegetables away from the hottest spot of your grill. This way, you can add grill marks carefully and infuse the vegetables with the taste of the grill without overcooking them. Serve the vegetables in 4 equal portions, arranging them so that the varied colors and shapes set a stage for your other foods. Plant is located at 165 Merrimon Ave. For more, call 258-7500 or visit • JUNE 27 - JULY 3, 2012 37


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home sweet home(grown) Across the country (and in plenty of cities), people are growing and canning vegetables, learning to make jam and even raising chickens. Inspired in part by pushing back against a persistently sour economy, a growing portion of the population values good old-fashioned know-how. The DIY movement (or “knowing how to do important stuff,” as our grandparents might call it) is picking up steam as a certified trend. It’s a home-grown revolution. But what if you have a brown thumb and your grandparents spent more time opening cans of Bird’s Eye peas than teaching you how to pluck them from the pod? You could start by keeping an eye on Robyn Jasko, creator of the Grow Indie blog, a guide to all things DIY. Jasko recently released her first book, too: Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make, and Store Food, No Matter Where You Live. The 128-page gardening how-to encourages people to start growing their own organic food, whatever their personal (and property) limitations. Jasko, along with illustrator Jennifer Biggs, is currently on a pro-garden book tour via Amtrak. Stops along the way include Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Asheville. Like any savvy ladies trying to sell lots of books, the duo are serving cocktails at each showing, too. On Friday, June 29, from 6 until 8 p.m., toast with Jasko and Biggs at Short Street Cakes where owner Jodi Rhoden will host a book signing/cocktail party celebrating the release of the new book. The event will feature complimentary heirloom cocktails, sweet and savory local treats and a reading and signing by the author. Books will be available to purchase for $9.95. Short Street Cakes is located at 225 Haywood Road in West Asheville. For more information about Short Street or the signing, call 505-4822. For more about Jasko and her book, visit


restaurant & food neWs In small portIons a sWeeter Industry French Broad Chocolates shared some news that's sure to thrill all of you Charlie Buckets out there. On Friday, June 29, the local chocolatier goes industrial with the opening of its factory and tasting room. “French Broad Chocolates is thrilled to announce the grand opening of their latest chocolate venture, French Broad Chocolates Factory & Tasting Room,” says a recent FBC release. “The event ... will feature free tours, tastes and a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce.” Stop by the new facility at 21 Buxton Ave. between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. for the all-day unveiling and snacks from Roots Hummus, Annie’s Bakery and a special Chocolate Milk Stout brewed especially for the event by Green Man Brewing. Chances are there will be some chocolate too. (For a bit more background on FBCL and its new venture, check out our Dec. 7, 2011 story, “They’ve Got the Golden Ticket,” at, or visit

salmonella vIctIm sues According to a press release from PR Wire and court documents obtained via Food Safety News, a lawsuit has been filed against Smiling Hara LLC, a local tempeh maker. Earlier this year, Salmonella-tainted tempeh from the company sickened at least 89 people in several states, including North Carolina. The lawsuit is filed jointly by attorneys of Asheville-based law firm Roberts and Stevens as well as Marler Clark, a food-safety law firm that has obtained over $600 million in settlements involving food-borne illnesses since the 1993 Jack in the Box Salmonella outbreak. The plaintiff, Mary Ann Hurtado, is a Jacksonville, Fla., woman who was hospitalized after contracting a Salmonella paratyphi B infection. Maryland-based Tempeh Online, who provided Salmonella-tainted starter culture to Smiling Hara, is also a defendant. According to the complaint, Hurtado was on vacation with her husband in Asheville when she consumed contaminated tempeh on March 19 at the Green Sage Restaurant. To read the full release, visit





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Although it seems as if Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café has been here forever, anchoring downtown Asheville with its unique brand of intellectual calm and anything-goes quirk, there was a time before Malaprop’s, as local author Wayne Caldwell (Cataloochee, Requiem by Fire) recalls: “A long time ago — March, 1980 to be exact — Asheville explored a partnership with a Philadelphia developer to ‘revitalize’ downtown,” he writes to Xpress. “Now, I admit it needed a shot in the arm — but to bulldoze 17 acres and insert a suburban-style shopping mall was a classic case of shortsighted overkill. “Asheville's downtown book scene was hardly stunning: Chan and Megan Gordon's new store, The Captain's Bookshelf, had not yet blossomed into the rare and fine used book niche it now occupies; the Book Trading Post, a used bookstore run by novelist Pat McAfee and his artist wife, Elizabeth; and an adult ‘bookstore’ called G's. The mall would have eliminated the McAfees' store and likely run the others out of business. “Save Downtown Asheville, Inc. fought that monster for a year and a half, finally defeating it in a bond referendum on November 3, 1981.”

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Years later, Malaprop's owner Emöke B'Racz told Caldwell that she had watched that campaign closely. When the decision not to raze downtown coincided with the Captain’s Bookshelf’s plan to move in the direction of collectibles and leave its 61 Haywood St. location, B’Racz (who’d been working on an organic farm in Hendersonville) knew it was time to realize her dream of owning a bookstore. Malaprop’s opened for business in ’82; a year later its café opened downstairs — one of the first in-bookstore cafes in the country. That vision was inspired by B’Racz’s years growing up in Europe where “Every bookstore had a cafe next door,” she says, and time she spent in New Haven, Conn., frequenting a 24-hour cafe where she’d read the New York Times over coffee and think, “This is living.” B’Racz spent time in New York literary circles prior to moving to North Carolina and says she didn’t want to be part of that anymore. “I felt that if we kept doing what we do, we’d make it,” she says. “We couldn’t count on New York or anyone.” In the early days, Malaprop’s stocked a lot of poetry and Southern literature. That hasn’t changed, though B’Racz says that many tourists who come through Asheville are unfamiliar with the store’s carefully curated inventory, even though Malaprop’s orders from the same catalogs as every other bookstore. “We’re not afraid to take a stand,” says B’Racz. “And we don’t have to buy everything. I see a wider approach, now, to what’s in the bookstore, but it has to have merit.”

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Brian lee knopp(left) introduCes ron rash at an author event in april of this year. The first reading, in the original location, was a poetry event with Jimmie Margaret Gilliam. Poetry has always been important to Malaprop’s: B’Racz is a poet and translator herself (Every Tree is the Forest), and is currently at work on publishing an anthology of 12 local poets. But Malaprop’s is also up on current tastes and trends in literature. B’Racz, general manager Linda Barrett Knopp and children’s book buyer Caroline Green all order the store’s selection of reads and other items. They also consider customer requests, staff suggestions and what’s in the media. In its 15th year of business, Malaprop’s was presented with the opportunity to move into 55 Haywood St., a larger space owned by a local investment group. The building had formerly housed a no-women-allowed Elks Club; B’Racz couldn’t resist the chance to fill the former boys’ club with a woman-owned business. The move was facilitated by financial help from five customers (including money to purchase an espresso machine — which has recently been upgraded due to the sheer volume of coffee made and sold in the current café). In 2000, B’Racz won the Publisher’s Weekly Independent Bookseller of the Year award. “After that point, we could bring in national, award-winning authors,” says Barrett Knopp, who has worked at Malaprop’s since ’88. With the award, “The gates were open,” says B’Racz. Malaprop’s has hosted Yann Martell, Barbara Kingsolver, David Sedaris and Elizabeth Gilbert, among many others. “The authors program has been one of the main engines of the store, and most events are free,” says Barrett Knopp. Other big changes include a diverse and more youthful customer base, according to Barrett Knopp. “Our booksellers represent more age groups and tastes,” she says. B’Racz has also noticed a younger generation more interested in the printed page than e-readers. Though, for those Malaprop’s customers who prefer digital to paper, Barrett Knopp says they can keep the local bookstore in the loop by downloading its e-books though

The next 30-plus years kicks off with a proclamation from City Council, read by author/Council member Cecil Bothwell, and a party with food, music and a cash bar from the Wine Studio. Barrett Knopp says the coming years will bring more author and community events. “We’re open to almost any creative way to be present,” she says. There’s a fear in the publishing industry that there will be no bookstores in the future; some visitors to Asheville mention that they don’t have bookstores in their home towns. Barrett Knopp says that B’Racz has been approached to open Malaprop’s stores in other towns. But B’Racz is focused on the business in Asheville. “We want to be here,” says Barrett Knopp. Malaprop’s has amassed quite a fan base over the past three decades — they want the book store to be here, too. Caldwell says that the longevity of the store, rising out of the near-demolition of downtown Asheville, “Made our work worthwhile.” And, for a piece in French newspaper Le Monde (which asks writers around the world about the cities they know), WNCbased author Ron Rash (who has penned the award-winning novels Serena and Burning Bright, among others) decided to focus on Asheville. “The first thing I talked about is Malaprop’s,” he says. “When I think of Asheville, what defines that city as much as anything I know is that bookstore. The reason I feel that, I think, is because what is best about Asheville — that intellectual energy, that kind of diversity of thought — that store just seems to be the heart of Asheville.” (He also mentioned that a man fainted during one of his readings at Malaprop’s. “Or maybe just fell asleep,” jokes Rash.) Here, readers, writers, workers and coffee drinkers recall their fondest moments in Malaprop’s. “The old Malaprop’s: Seemed to act as an oracle. The queries of my soul seemed to be answered by books falling off the shelf in response. Rumi dropped into my palms for the first time. It was a beginning of a long love affair.

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“The newish Malaprop’s: I worked there in the late ‘90s like every newcomer poet and writer. I never really took a paycheck home — it was more like an exchange program, as I turned my paycheck back over and took home every interesting book that entered the store. “Working at the city’s creative hub, I was fed spiritually and intellectually, while fueling my reading addiction and meeting all sorts of fantastic poets and writers. Malaprop’s has nourished so many.” — Glenis Redmond, poet (Under the Sun, Backbone) “Even though I shopped there as a little girl with my dad, and went to readings there as an adult, when I picture Malaprop’s I am always 14 years old and wearing Doc Martens, fishnets and a terrible floppy Guatemalan hat. My friends and I used to spend hours on end on the back porch, nursing a cup of black coffee and playing cards. “For several years that back porch was our hangout for coffee drinking, card playing, homework, reading, flirting, singing Doors songs. I could make my cup of coffee and one free refill last all afternoon, unless one of us was feeling flush and then we would all share a smoothie. In retrospect I realize how incredibly tolerant the Malaprop’s staff was! As long as we stayed out on the porch: We were a little loud for the café.” — Eleanor Trollinger, regular at the original location

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“Like many others, I've had the opportunity to eat, drink, talk, laugh and cry with the very best writers passing through the WNC area, thanks to Malaprop's Bookstore/ Café. I think about arguing with Tim Gautreaux over the exact sound a drunk makes when barfing up Cajun food, and trying to convince Roseanne Cash that Asheville's streets were not deliberately designed to get one lost. I still hear Russell Means' spirited defense of his right to fondle a woman's breast in response to their unbidden grasp of his hair braid. I hear Liz Gilbert giggling uncontrollably while swapping filthy limericks. I see Steve Almond guessing everyone's hidden hangups, much to everyone's astonishment and dismay. I think about Daniel Quinn getting all misty-eyed seeing Asheville anarchists’ graffiti referring to his novel Ishmael; Jeff Biggers and Mickey Mahaffey trading Sierra Madre survival stories over rivers of coffee. I recall Tony Earley pleading earnestly for an introduction to Asheville's ghosts, Gene Hackman looking like a kid in a candy store while browsing Malaprop's history section and almost every writer without a chauffeur worrying about where to park in town without getting towed. “Just as people get the government they fear and the newspaper they deserve, I think a town gets the local bookstore it needs. And for Asheville, Malaprop's is a blessing any way you look at it.” — Brian Lee Knopp, author (Mayhem in Mayberry)

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“Over the past three decades Malaprop’s has grown to embody the literary soul of our community. And I’ve been around to see much of that evolution take place. As host of Writers at Home (a reading series that the Great Smokies Writing Program has been meeting at Malaprop’s for a decade), I’ve gotten to know many of the staff, and I can’t think of a more thoughtful, intelligent and generous group. As a

writer who’s lived here 23 years, I’ve been on the receiving end of much of that generosity. Malaprop’s couldn’t be more supportive of local writers, hand selling their books and bringing to customers’ attention books that the chains would never carry, or if they did, would bury behind mountainous ‘dumps’ (that’s publisher’s lingo for those cardboard displays) of Grisham and Danielle Steele. Under Emoke’s guidance and direction, the staff works hard to create the kind of bookstore that the moment you walk in, you’re gone, drawn into the companionship of books. For me, walking into Malaprop’s is like going home, and I can’t think of a more essential treasured cultural resource in Western North Carolina.” — Tommy Hays, author (The Pleasure Was Mine, In The Family Way) “Most people talk romance behind closed doors, but not at Malaprop's, where I lead the All Romance All the Time book club. We assemble monthly to discuss the  good, the bad  and the downright steaminess of this popular fictional genre. In the process of reviewing contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi and historical romance,  we've become  friends.  That's what talking about books can do  for you.  I look forward to book club because I know it will always be  inspiring and reaffirming, but most of all, it will be fun!” — Susan J. Blexrud, author (Love Fang) and book club leader X

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“Malaprop's yearly inventory was at the end of February, which happened to be my birthday. Normally working on your birthday is a drag; however, those were three of my favorite birthdays ever. Surrounded by people you really enjoyed seeing and working with each day. Oh I almost forgot there was always really good cake. “I was not a bright and shiny morning person back then. I was usually still a little hungover, tired or lacking coffee, and set the alarm off several times in one year. My favorite morning was after I am sure an evening/late night, when we had two separate stereo systems. Classical music was played outside to deter the sidewalk crowd, and our in-house system. I loaded and cranked up the wrong system and had no idea that I was blasting Rusted Root for all to hear at 6:45 in the morning. I remember someone calling and obviously complaining, and the whole time I was apologizing to the apartment tenant I was also laughing to myself going, ‘Oh yeah ... whoops. I just wondered where the music went.’” — Suzanne Connelly, former café manager

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a sIdeWalk sale, a bounce house, a road race or a pyrotechnIcs dIsplay by Jen nathan orrIs and allI marshall Independence Day falls mid-week this year which might mean you’re in the mood for less planning. Check out our list of picnics where you can have a plate of barbecue, or hike to an overlook for a hot dog roast. Or maybe you’re on summer vacay and you’d like to make a day of it. Rest assured, you can wave your flag from dawn to dark thanks to races, parades, festivals and fireworks displays. All events are on Wednesday, July 4, unless otherwise noted.

ashevIlle The Ingles Independence day Celebration takes over downtown Asheville's Pack Square Park from 4-10 p.m. Plan on familyfriendly activities, live music, food vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Departments/ParksRecreation.aspx. Want to get even more all-American? Local baseball team Asheville Tourists play a home game against the Augusta GreenJackets at 7:05 p.m. Afterwards, Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries presents a fireworks display. Advance tickets are $10.

black mountaIn, montreat and sWannanoa Forget the running shoes and slip on your majorette boots: Montreat hosts a parade at 10:30 a.m. and neighboring Black Mountain has a celebration with fireworks planned, beginning at 7 p.m. Info at Need a little pre-picnic exercise? The Swannanoa Valley Museum leads its annual fireworks hike. Climb Sunset Mountain to view the pyrotechnics; enjoy a hot dog roast and fresh watermelon. 6-10 p.m., $35 for non-members or $20 for members. Register at

brevard Brevard's annual Fourth of July Celebration, held in the heart of downtown, begins at 8 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K and 10K races (registration is $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K). Events throughout the day include the Transylvania Community Arts Council's 40th annual Fine Arts & Crafts showcase, a classic-car show and music from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with acts like

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Pyramid Brass, Deano and the Dreamers, A Dead Masquerade and more. The Fourth of July Parade starts marching at 1:30 p.m.; there's also a hot-dog eating contest, a pet show, kids’ activities and more. The day culminates with the annual Brevard Fourth of July fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on the Brevard College campus. brevardnc. org/july-4th-celebration.

Live cannons are a July Fourth tradition and Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, will celebrate Independence Day with a bang. The Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops concert will feature the Transylvania Symphonic Band and the Brevard Community Band performing Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and other seasonal favorites. The concert starts at 2 p.m. and concert-goers can sit inside or enjoy the music

under the stars. $20-$30 inside; law seats $15 for adults, free for children. Info: Rubber duckies will float down Kings Creek near Brevard College at a benefit duck race to raise money for the Transylvania Community Arts Council's Kreative Kids Art program. On July 4 at 5 p.m., the public is invited to adopt a rubber duck and launch it down the river (no cages, cleanup or vet visits required). The plastic fowl won't just splash around; they're in stiff competition. Whoever releases the fastest duck can win up to $250 in prizes from local merchants. Adopt a duck in advance at the TC Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, or call 884-2787. $5 per duck or $25 for a flock of six.

cashIers Cashiers Mountain Music Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1. Bands include Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, The Tony Rice Unit, Acoustic Syndicate and Balsam Range, among others. Tickets are $25 for one day or $40 for both days. Fireworks happen at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

cherokee and maggIe valley Even when neighboring towns do without fireworks, Cherokee’s Annual Fourth of July display, held at the Acquoni Expo Center, proves as dependable as soaring summer temps and hand-cracked nice cream. This year is no exception: Watch the show at dark.

Maggie Valley's Red White & Boom! is a free family fun event held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Games, pony rides, a petting zoo, a bounce house, live entertainment, food, crafts and fireworks are all part of the free celebration, from 2-11 p.m.

fletcher The Blue Ridge Cowboy Church, ("If you like the cowboy culture, you'll love the cowboy church!" And, "you don't have to be a cowboy to attend.") holds Let Freedom Ring, a patriotic-themed Independence Day celebration, at the WNC Agriculture Center's Sale Barn (1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher). Tuesday, July 3, 7-8 p.m.

franklIn The Fourth of July Parade through historic Downtown Franklin starts at 10 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., stars & stripes Forever, starring Linda Gentille and the American Big Band, takes place at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $13-$16. Info at Or, just spend the whole day at the Macon County Veteran's Memorial Recreational Park on U.S. 441 South. Contests, food, games, music and "WNC's largest fireworks display" take place from 3 p.m. till dark. Info at

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way down Main Street at 11 a.m. Later in the day, the 14th annual Music on Main Street series offers up a Fourth of July concert featuring Tom Brown One Man Band. Do bring a chair; don't bring pets, alcohol or coolers to the Visitor's Information Center at 201 Main St. The evening ends with a fireworks display. Info at htm.

In Marion, festivities run 6-10 p.m. There's a parade, a street dance and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Finally, strike it rich (festivity-wise) at the lucky strike Mine Celebration at the Lucky Strike Gold Mine, in Marion. For $8 you get a barbecue plate along with live music and fireworks. 7-10 p.m. Reservations at 738-4893, info at

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McDowell County holds a number of Independence Day events. Feeling sporty? There's the Catawba Inner Tube Regatta (which also raises awareness and funds for the McDowell Trails Association). Here's what you do: "Bring your tubes, decorate them and yourself and float down the beautiful Catawba River" — $10 for individual entries and $25 per four-person team — and also hang out for games, prizes and food. Held at the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info at Then, there's the annual July Fourth Barbecue and Covered dish dinner: A day filled with music, storytelling and hayrides at the The Orchard at Altapass, Milepost 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. altapassorchard. com. Downtown Little Switzerland holds its annual Fourth of July parade (this year's theme is "Flags ... Let 'em Fly!"). 4-5 p.m.; info at

The stars and stripes Celebration promises plenty of small-town charm. Shops and restaurants are open with sidewalk sales, and there's live music, entertainment and refreshments. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Waynesville.

WeavervIlle Fourth of July in Weaverville also starts with a race: The 19th annual Firecracker 5K begins at 8 a.m. and benefits the The Kiwanis Club of North Buncombe. Held at PNC Bank (81 Weaver Blvd., Weaverville); entry fee is $25. Info at Later in the day (5 p.m.), the Fire on the lake Music Festival takes place at Lake Louise with performances by Cripps Puppets, Moses Atwood, Glory on the Floor and David Holt and the Lightening Bolts, followed by fireworks. X Reach Jen Nathan Orris at jorris@mountainx. com; Alli Marshall is at amarshall@mountainx. com.

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At the RiverLink Sculpture & Performance Plaza at 144 Riverside Drive Come out and enjoy YOUR French Broad River with FREE concerts, plus great food and beer!

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Woolsey Heights Band 6-8pm

June 29

Riyen Roots 7-9pm

June 30

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by Jordan laWrence Brooklyn’s Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds is as ingrained into the tradition of big-band soul as any outfit you will find. From the skronky give and take between sly guitar fills and muscular bass lines to the triumphant blasts of glowing but gritty horns, it nails every genre hallmark — and still manages to maintain a singular identity. But there is one stereotypically soul trait that The Dirty Birds represent more than any other: It is a family band in the truest sense. Singer Arleigh “Sister Sparrow” Kincheloe and her harmonica-playing brother, Jackson, teamed up a few years ago to bolster Arleigh’s fiery pipes with a large and lively band. They assembled the eight-piece Dirty Birds with help from their cousin, Bram Kincheloe, who grew up playing music in California and enlist-

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family matters: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds includes a Kincheloe brother, sister and cousin — and their friends. ed the help of talented friends he’d been playing with for years. Reinforcing these familial connections is the story behind the ensemble’s avian epithet. “My brother and I were on a road trip with our older sister,” Arleigh explains. “We were moving her from New York to L.A., and we stopped over in Sedona, Ariz. We were staying in this hotel called the Desert Quail Inn, which we thought was just amazing. There was a lot of bird talk flying around that night

in the hotel room, and I decided my sister was ‘Mama Quail,’ so if she was ‘Mama Quail,’ then I had to be ‘Sister Something.’ ‘Sister Sparrow’ came out of that. As soon as she said it, it sort of clicked. My brother had been tossing around ‘The Dirty Birds’ thing for a while. He had a run-in with some pigeons at the Port Authority bus station.” Arleigh owes her emergence as a singer to her musically inclined family. She didn’t begin writing her own songs until she was 18, but she was singing on stage by the time she was 9. Her parents have been in and out of bands all their lives, her dad playing the drums and her mom singing in many of her husband’s outfits. They recognized their daughter’s talent and brought her up often to sing with them, an experience that removed any stage fright from Arleigh’s mind before she ever had a chance to feel it.

“It’s kind of crazy to be a 9-year-old on stage,” the 25-year-old recalls. “I just feel very grateful that I got that experience at such an early age, and I think it really propelled me to do it for a living. I feel very comfortable — I feel very at home on the stage. I sort of feel like I grew up there. Without that I feel like it probably would have taken me a few more years to sort of get my bearings and want to front a band of my own.” The experience paid off and then some. Alrleigh is as confident and commanding as any band leader could hope to be. Her mercurial pipes fuse the funky-smooth tone bending of the best soul singers with a Janis Joplin-esque rasp, and she backs up her voice with unstoppable personality. On “Lasso,” a standout from this year’s Pound of Dirt LP, she shrieks with incredible longing about the things she wants before sneakily turning it into a joke and purring out, “I want to take it to the bridge” as a sexy sax solo takes over. In moments like these, she feminizes the grandiose machismo of greats such as James Brown, nimbly adapting the style to suit her purpose. “When I was 18, I didn’t sound like this at all,” she says. “I feel like it just came up from the earth, and it just was. People ask me about my voice and like, ‘What are you doing? How do you do it?’ I don’t know. I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know if it’s going to stick around. It feels like it came out of thin air for me because I’ve always been a singer, but I’d be so curious to hear tapes of me when I was 9. I definitely didn’t growl back then.” Arleigh’s ace backers match her ferocity with impressive ingenuity, twisting familiar sounds to progressive ends. The harmonicafueled “Bulldozer” begins with a blazing bit of distorted blues harp but soon dips into reverb, growling out a groove with concussive emphasis. The effects-laden guitar on “This Crazy Torpedo” percolates with the complexity of a Minimoog solo. “We are one, but we’re also nine badasses,” Arleigh says. “Everybody gets to shine. I also don’t think we’re necessarily actively trying to be modern or be throwback. We’re just trying to do what we think sounds right.” X

neW concert serIes brIngs musIc to the rIver Live music by the river? Please and thank you, to RiverLink and New Belgium Brewing. The two are teaming up to present a new concert series called RiverMUSIC (OK, it fits, but not so inspired). Fortunately the idea and the lineup have more zest than the name. The concerts will be on a series of Fridays, starting at 5 p.m. at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 117 Riverside Drive. Along with the bands, New Belgium beer and cuisine from food trucks will be available. The organizers encourage folks to walk or bike to the concerts — or paddle up.

full schedule: June 29

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, with The Krektones and The Mad Tea (rock ’n’ roll, surf rock)

July 13

Sanctum Sully and Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils (bluegrass)

august 3

The 42nd Street Jazz Band

august 24

Sirius B. with The Blood Gyspies (absurdist gypsy folk rock)

september 14

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band with The Fritz (funk and rock)

Jordan Lawrence is editor at Charlotte-based Shuffle Magazine and a contributing writer at The Independent.


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Once in a lifetime Bucket List Opportunity! Stay in luxurious accommodations at the Fine Arts League rates: made available to the public due to the school move to Downtown Asheville. We simply cannot be in two places at one time. Help us fill the weeks. $1800.00 per week for 2 people.* If you want a Renaissance Art History Tour we can arrange that as well for just a bit more. Itʼs last minute, but this deal is GREAT!! There wonʼt be another like it. Beginning June 2, 2012, Saturday to Saturday (choose your week), this trip includes 3 cooking classes. Centered in the heart of Tuscany, you will be only 20 minutes from Cortona, Siena, and Montepulciano and only an hour out of Florence. All you need to do to act on this impluse is call 828-252-5050 or email us at We will set you up and set you free to eat, drink, and be merry! Continental breakfast included daily.Visit our Facebook page to link directly to the villa website for more information and see the accommodations. *Airfare not included.

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We are pleased to introduce world renown Australian Sculptor Brett Garland, who joins us as visiting faculty for our 5-Week intensives. Angela Cunningham, visits us from Philadelphia teaching Cast Drawing and Portrait Drawing. Nick Raynolds, our newest faculty member from New York and now an Asheville citizen, is teaching Fundamental Drawing and Long Pose Figure Painting. John Mac Kah our own Ashevillian and renown local painter is teaching our Landscape Painting. Enroll now: classes are limited to maintain the integrity of our program. Tuition $1800.00* Full-time, $1000.00* Part-time. Half-price for all public school teachers! *Airfare not included. For more information or to register, contact: Sheri Kahn • 828-252-5050 • • JUNE 27 - JULY 3, 2012 47

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lost bayou ramblers If you’re a fan of Cajun music, then south Louisiana-based Lost Bayou Ramblers (with its fiddle, standup bass and French vocabulary) are an easy sell. If you’re not of fan of Franco-Americana, the relentless two-step beat or the omnipresent accordion, Lost Bayou Ramblers may still be for you. They were nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Zydeco or Cajun Music category in 2008, but instead of coasting on that success, the band’s new record, Mammoth Waltz, builds on traditional sounds while incorporating new influences — like collaborations with Violent Femmes vocalist Gordon Gano, New Orleans singer-songwriter/pianist Dr. John and actress-turned-chanteuse Scarlett Johansson. The group brings its big sound and even bigger charm to Jack of the Wood on Tuesday, July 3. 9 p.m., $7.

the many deaths of edward gorey Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance's summer show is the one-weekend-only Many Deaths of Edward Gorey, and Other Moments of Eccentricity. The Gorey part of the performance was first staged in 2007 and tells, in macabre-tinged costume and movement, the tale of the American writer and illustrator known for works like The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Gorey was also passionate about ballet, making Terpsicorps' quirky, dark tribute all that much more poignant. The 2012 version has been lengthened by three scenes with additional characters. The program also includes Couch Potatoes, also choreographed by Terpsicorps Artistic Director Heather Malloy; athletic dance Half Past Never by Chris Bandy and Maloy's pas de deux, Calm. ThursdaySunday, June 28-30 at Diana Wortham Theatre. 8 p.m. nightly. $30, $28 for seniors, $25 for students, $20 for teens and $12 for children. Thursday is Gala Night: A $75 ticket includes a pre-show Champagne toast at 7 p.m. and an afterparty at the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. Photo by Jeff Cravotta.

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The Stray Birds Folk trio The Stray Birds was born out of two of its members’ travels — Maya de Vitry busking her way across Europe and Oliver Craven traversing the U.S. as vocalist/guitarist/fiddler for Adrienne Young. Bassist Charles Muench rounds out the group. According to the group’s bio, “Often singing into a single microphone, their sound is a raw resonance of wood and strings beneath three joyfully blended voices.” And, although they’re based in Pennsylvania, their shared love of travel keeps them on the road, touring extensively. The Stray Birds come through Asheville on Saturday, June 30, playing at French Broad Brewery from 6-8 p.m. Free.

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Serendipity “I am particularly interested in how various artists have adapted the wood-fire patina to their own sculptural work,” writes local ceramist Eric Knoche in his curator statement for upcoming show Serendipity. The international exhibition, held at Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, includes work by nine American artists, as well as Neil Hoffmann from Australia, Nina Hole and Ann-Charlotte Ohlson from Denmark, Koichiro Isezaki from Japan and Michal Puszczynski from Poland. The show runs from Saturday, June 30 through Friday, Aug. 31. The Saturday, July 7 opening includes a presentation by ceramic sculptor Peter Callas at 5 p.m. (RSVP by June 30) and an artist reception at 6 p.m. Photo of work by Peter Callas.

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

Wed., June 27 5 Walnut Wine Bar

Arcade Idol, 10pm

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

Westville Pub

RoadSide Attraction (gypsy jazz, vaudeville), 8pm

Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

Jack of Hearts Pub

Wild Wing Cafe

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Barley's Taproom

Jack of the Wood Pub

Thu., June 28

Shane Scheib (rock, blues), 6pm

Black Mountain Ale House

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Vapo-Rats (punk)

Athena's Club

Bluegrass jam, 7pm Old-time jam, 6pm

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

Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm Jeff & Justin (acoustic)

Get Down

The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

Club Hairspray

Retro night ('70s, '80s & '90s), 10pm

Front stage: Ryan Barrington Cox (indie, pop, rock), 6pm Back stage: Pick Your Switch (rock) w/ The River Rats, 9pm

Club Remix

Lobster Trap

Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

Open mic w/ Dave Bryan, 8pm

Wicked Wednesdays (techno, drum 'n' bass), 10pm Club Xcapades

Valorie Miller (Americana, folk), 7-9pm Olive or Twist

Cadillac Rex (vintage rock)

DJ Lil' Roo

One Stop Deli & Bar

The Black Cadillacs (rock, soul), 10pm

Dirty South Lounge

Ultra Rockin' Music Nerd Challenge (trivia), 9pm

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Todd Hoke (folk, Americana), 6-9pm

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am Emerald Lounge

TallGary's Cantina

Open mic/jam, 7pm The Bywater

Trivia, 9pm

Dangermuffin (Americana, roots, rock) CD release w/ Now You See Them, 9pm

Barley's Taproom

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

Black Mountain Ale House

The Get Right Duo, 7:30pm


Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots)

Nashville Connection Shine Night (open mic event), 8pm

Boiler Room

Highland Brewing Company

Tanner Taylor's Drag King Review, 10pm Club Hairspray

Karaoke, 10pm

Old-time jam, 7pm

DJ Lil' Roo

Jack of the Wood Pub

In One Wind (indie rock, pop) w/ Hannah Miller & Nikki Talley, 9pm

Ready, Set, Draw (game night), 8pm Roots in the Round (singer-songwriters), 9pm

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

The Corner

Creatures Cafe

Jessica Smucker w/ Marshall Railroad

Back stage: The Brand New Life (world, Afrobeat) w/ Asheville Waits Band, 10pm Lobster Trap

Asheville Sax (jazz), 8pm

Karaoke, 10pm

Woolsey Heights Band, 6:30-9pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

The Lower Level

Dirty South Lounge

Altamont Brewing Company

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Vanuatu Kava Bar

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar


Soiree Fantastique (magic theater), 8pm

Lost in the Trees (folk, roots) w/ Daytona, 9pm

Open mic

Vincenzo's Bistro

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bluegrass jam, 6pm

Craggie Brewing Company

Get Down


"Where the Yellowstone Goes" premiere (fly fishing film), 7pm Jack of Hearts Pub

Club Xcapades

Juan Benevidas Trio (Latin, flamenco guitar), 8-10pm Chuck Beattie, Mark Appleford, Stevie Lee Combs & Riyen Roots (singer-songwriters)

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern


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

Dirty Bingo, 9pm

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

Olive or Twist

Firestorm Cafe and Books

One Stop Deli & Bar

Heather Masterton Quartet (swing)



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cd release show


pierce edens & the dirty work

THUR 6/28

w/ now you see them 9pm

cd release show w/ clay pigeons 9pm

sat 6/30

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

lost in the trees


Jill andrews & erick Baker 9pm the steel wheels w/ shannon wurst 8:30pm

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$1 off all Whiskey • Real New Orleans PoBoys


Original Bluegrass • $3.50 Vodka Drinks


Bring Your “A” Team • Prizes • $3.50 Gin & Tonics


SAT 6/30

Edgy Americana • $5 Robo Shots




$1 Off Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

OPEN MIC Sign up at 7pm • $4 Margaritas BUY 1 GET 1 ½ Off APPETIZERS BLUES JAM with Westville Allstars Shrimp ‘n Grits • $3.50 Rum Drinks


Sam Robinson Band (blues, funk, jam) w/ Artimus Pyle, 5pm Ultraviolet Hippopotamus (rock, funk, jam) w/ Dank Sinatra, 10pm

Fri., June 29

Orange Peel

Athena's Club

ZOSO (Led Zeppelin tribute), 9pm Pisgah Brewing Company

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Dance party w/ DJ Abu Dissaray, 9pm

Black Mountain Ale House

Purple Onion Cafe

Second Breakfast (rock, pop)

South Side Station

Karaoke, 8pm

Straightaway Cafe

South Forty (rock, honky-tonk) TallGary's Cantina

Truth & Salvage Co. (Southern rock) w/ The Piedmont Boys, 9pm Harrah's Cherokee

Boiler Room

The Dugout

Rockstar Thursdays (karaoke), 9pm The Lower Level

Garry Segal & the ToDyeFor Band (roots, blues, Americana), 9pm The Market Place

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm Town Pump

Keith Stroud (roots, rockabilly) Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues

Peggy Ratusz's Invitational Blues Jam Vincenzo's Bistro

The Screamin' J's (blues, boogie-woogie), 6pm

Drag show, midnight

Jack of Hearts Pub

WestSound (R&B), 9pm

DJ Snoop

Jack of the Wood Pub

Whetherman (singer-songwriter, folk), 7pm Delta Moon (roots, Americana), 9pm

Riyen Roots (blues, roots, soul) Creatures Cafe

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Barefoot Summer

Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:15-9:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am

Calico Moon (Americana, country) Olive or Twist

Live music, 8pm

Reunion fundraiser w/ DJ Jam

One Stop Deli & Bar

Emerald Lounge

The Kansas Bible Company (rock, funk, Americana) w/ Cabinet (bluegrass, Americana) & Eric Dodd and His Band, 9pm

Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm Push/Pull (electronic) w/ Splynter & Robert Rice, 10pm

Firestorm Cafe and Books

Orange Peel

Jimmy Morris (singer-songwriter), 8pm

Crossfade (rock) w/ Weaving the Fate & Candlelight Red, 8pm

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Lyndsay Wojcik (folk, soul), 6pm

Pack's Tavern

Westville Pub

Get Down

Wild Wing Cafe

Good Stuff

Buy, Sell, Trade Quality Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Lobster Trap

Eleven on Grove

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Sloan Tones (newgrass, rock), 9pm

Back stage: The Zealots (rock, pop) w/ Southbound Turnaround, 10pm

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

The Croon and Cadence Duo feat: Ginny McAfee, 7:30pm Boss Hawg (bluegrass), 9:30pm

Highland Brewing Company

Club Hairspray

Craggie Brewing Company

Logan Mason (Americana, singer-songwriter), 8:30pm

Hoss Howard, 7-10pm DJ Aaron, 10pm-2am

Gutterhound w/ Twist of Fate & Vic Crown (hard rock), 9pm

The Altamont Theater The Bywater


Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Club Xcapades


Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 8-11pm

Classfive, 8pm

Asheville music showcase, 8pm Marc Scibilia (singer-songwriter), 8pm

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7:30-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Big Daddy Bluegrass Band w/ Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils, 9pm Dana Cooper (country, folk rock)

Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work CD release (roots, alt-country) w/ Clay Pigeons, 9pm


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Scott Raines & Laura Michaels (rock, country)

Jason Moore (jazz), 8pm

Pisgah Brewing Company

Shane Pruitt Band (Southern rock), 9pm

Pig Mountain (stoner metal) w/ Motives

Root Bar No. 1

Carolina Bound (country, folk)

Wilhelm McKay (folk, roots), 8pm

Scandals Nightclub

Brewing Company

W E D . J u nE 27

Pick your swit ch w/ the river rats 9Pm

t hu Rs . J un E 28

the brand new life

w/ asheville waits band 10Pm

f Ri. J u nE 29


Door 8pm/Show 9pm $12/$15


BLUEGRASS BAND Bluegrass and Good Times!


Door 8pm/Show 9pm $6


PRUITT BAND High Energy Blues and Soul


Door 8pm/Show 9pm $5

sat. Ju nE 30


w/ oil derek and Pilgrim 10Pm



the zealots

w/ southbound turnaround 10 Pm

kovacs & the Polar bear o n t h e f r o n t s ta g e

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Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

Southern Appalachian Brewery

South Side Station

Emerald Lounge

Straightaway Cafe

Dub Kartel (reggae, dub) w/ Josh Blake's Jukebox, 9pm

DJ B Note

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Albatross Party (pop, rock), 8pm


French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

The Stray Birds (folk, Americana), 6pm

Straightaway Cafe

Screech Owl Serenade (country, Western swing) TallGary's Cantina

Unit 50 (rock)

Dance party w/ DJ Chrome C, 10pm

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

(acoustic rock, Carolina country)

DJ Aaron Michaels (dance hits, pop)

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION AT PACK’S TAVERN Come Celebrate Independence day at Pack’s! Great food and drink specials with the perfect view of the fireworks right from Pack’s parkside patio!

Town Pump

Reggae Infinity (original reggae jam) Vincenzo's Bistro

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm Trivia night

Donna Marie Todd (storyteller) w/ Will Straughn, 7:30pm

Front stage: Shane Perlowin (guitar), 6pm Back stage: Kovacs & the Polar Bear (indie rock) w/ Pilgrim & Oil Derek, 10pm Lobster Trap

Trevor Rocks (jazz) Olive or Twist

The 42nd Street Jazz Band One Stop Deli & Bar

My Last Endeavor w/ Through the Fallen, Search for Skylight & Unicron (rock, metal), 9pm Club Hairspray

Drag show, midnight


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5 Walnut Wine Bar

Jerome Widenhouse & His Roaring Lions (jazz), 7-9pm ARCADE

Dr. Filth & Wayd Runk (DJs), 10pm Boiler Room

Miss Firecracker Pageant w/ Briana Michaels, 10pm Good Stuff

Marshall Railroad, 2pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:30-10:30pm Hannah Flanagan's

Chris Wilson (acoustic, jam), 5pm Hotel Indigo

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Irish session, 3-9pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Pisgah Brewing Company

Lobster Trap

Purple Onion Cafe

One Stop Deli & Bar

Jeff Sipe Group (jazz, funk), 9pm

Front stage: Aaron Price (piano)

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

Rendezvous Restaurant & Tiki Bar

Bluegrass Brunch & Open Jam w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am

The Glampas

Rendezvous stage: Retropolis Tiki Bar stage: D.B. Hackett

Creatures Cafe

Root Bar No. 1

Conscious Earth benefit feat: David Zoll Trio, Reggae Infinity, Chalwa & more, 3pm

Craggie Brewing Company

mountain xpress

David Newbould Band (Americana, rock), 10pm

Pack's Tavern

The Honeycutters (Americana, country, folk)

DJ Snoop

20 S. Spruce St. • 225.6944

Shelley Crystalyn art opening, 5pm Asian Teacher Factory (indie rock) w/ Deja Fuze (funk, jam, fusion), 10pm DJ Aaron Michaels (dance hits, pop)

Club Metropolis

Westville Pub


Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Boiler Room

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm

Back Pages (rock), 9:30pm

Ten Hollow (blues, rock) w/ The Memphis Dawls (folk) & The Harmed Brothers, 8pm

Sarah Tucker & Elijah McWilliams (folk, pop)

Vincenzo's Bistro

Harrah's Cherokee

Jack of the Wood Pub

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

South French Broads (eclectic duo)

Wild Wing Cafe


Wilhelm McKay (folk, roots), 9pm

Town Pump

Julia Ann Band (bluegrass), 9pm

Chuck Beattie Band (blues), 9pm

Black Mountain Ale House

¡Rad & Jamez (acoustic, rock, funk), 7-10:30pm

Marcia Clark & Daniel Weiser (classical), 7:30pm

Jack of Hearts Pub

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7:30-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

The Market Place

Hannah Flanagan's

MacKenzie Lee Wilson (country), 9:30pm

Athena's Club

Blackjack, 9pm

White Horse

48 Madison, 6pm

"Bear Exploder" dance party w/ DJ Kipper Schauer, 9pm

The Dugout

Craig Sorrels Project (jazz, soul, rock), 10pm

Highland Brewing Company

Wild Wing Cafe

Dance Party w/ DJ Position


Taylor Moore Band, 7-10pm DJ Moto, 10pm-2am

White Horse

Club Xcapades


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Nikki Talley (Americana, country), 2-5pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm The Broadcast (soul, rock), 8-11pm

La Rosa Negra (Latin/salsa lessons & dance), 9pm

Drumstep Command Force feat: GalaxC Girl, Brad Bitt, D-Queue, Pericles & D:raf (electronic)


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The Lower Level


SAT. 6/30


Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Westville Pub

FRI. 6/29 Scott Raines & Laura Michaels Duo

The Corner

Jill Andrews (Americana, folk) w/ Erick Baker, 9pm

Jonnie Blackwell & Six Toed Possum Babies, 9pm

The Altamont Theater

Get Down

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

The Dugout

Unnamed Suspects (rock), 9:30pm Reasonably Priced Babies (improv comedy), 8pm

"Lucky James" (J.P. Delanoye), 8pm

Dance Party w/ DJ Position

TallGary's Cantina

Jazz Mountain, 8pm

Good Stuff

The Corner

Garry Segal (roots, blues, Americana)

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Drunk in a Dumpster (metal) w/ Cavegirls, Spew, Downtown Boys & Pure Scum

The Bywater

The Archrivals (fusion, jazz, rock), 8pm

Searchlights 'till Sunrise w/ Vital Cadence & Josh Gilbert

Linda Mitchell (blues, jazz) Scandals Nightclub

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

Dark City Deli

Caleb Bost (acoustic rock), 3pm The Mug (blues), 9pm

South Side Station

Mile High Band

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

fresh / real / pizza / beer / music OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER

Kids eat free every Monday Night


Live Music on Sunday





Pisgah Brewing Company

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Marc Yaxley & Matthew Richmond (jazz standards), 5-7pm The Asheville Public (TAP)

Stevie Lee Combs (folk, Americana), 7-10pm The Bywater

See Menu & Live Music Calendar:


Alien Music Club



The Dugout

Wild Wing Cafe

Vincenzo's Bistro

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm

Tue., July 3

White Horse

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Tea Dance w/ Drag Show BBQ & Bluegrass w/ Appalachian Fire

Rock Academies of Asheville & Nashville performance, 4pm Wild Wing Cafe

Darren Kohler & friends, 4pm

Mon., July 2

Open mic, 7pm

Karaoke, 10pm

The John Henry's (jazz, swing), 8-10pm Asheville Music Hall

Two for Tuesday feat: Tennessee Jed & Swag Dragon, 8pm Funk jam, 10pm Black Mountain Ale House

5 Walnut Wine Bar

CaroMia Tiller (singer-songwriter), 8-10pm

Trivia night, 7pm Sloan Tones (newgrass, rock), 8pm


Club Hairspray

Movie Mondays (cult classics), 10pm Dirty South Lounge

Tears in My Beers (DJ set), 9pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Contra dance, 8pm

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:30-10:30pm

Trivia night, 10pm

Club Metropolis

Trivia night, 10pm

Creatures Cafe

Saara Norris (indie, pop, singer-songwriter) Eleven on Grove

These United States (rock, psychedelic, pop) w/ The Weeks & The Kenneth Brian Band, 9:30pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar

Tuesday swing dance, 7pm Gene Dillard Bluegrass Jam, 8:30pm Hotel Indigo

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Lost Bayou Ramblers (Cajun, punk, rock) w/ Jackomo, 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Front stage: Andrew Fletcher (piano), 6-9pm Lobster Trap

Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm The Altamont Theater

Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), 8pm The Bywater

Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 8:30pm The Dugout

Trivia, 8pm

The Bywater

The Lower Level

Bluegrass jam, 8pm

Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ Cry Baby, 8:30pm

Vincenzo's Bistro

Emerald Lounge

Trivia, 8pm

Karaoke w/ Gary, 10pm Tolliver's Crossing Irish Pub

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Music Schedules Wednesday, June 27th

Hookah Hook-Up Presents: hosted by


The Black Cadillacs Thursday, June 28th

10pm $5 21+

Sam Robinson Band 5pm with Artimus Pyle FREE! 21+ (from Lynyrd Skynyrd)


w/ Dank 10pm

ULTRAVIOLET Sinatra $5 HIPPOPOTAMUS 21+ Friday, June 29th





Westville Pub

20% off


Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm

The Corner



Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 6pm

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 tolliver’s crossing Irish pub 505-2129 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


the grove park Inn (elaine’s piano bar/ great hall) 252-2711 the handlebar (864) 233-6173 harrah’s cherokee 497-7777 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 one stop bar deli & bar 255-7777 the orange peel 225-5851 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah brewing co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851


the corner 575-2449 craggie brewing company 254-0360 creature’s cafe 254-3636 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 garage 505-2663 the gateway club 456-6789 get down 505-8388 good stuff 649-9711 grey eagle music hall & tavern 232-5800 grove house eleven on grove 505-1612


5 Walnut Wine bar 253-2593 altamont brewing company 575-2400 the altamont theatre 348-5327 arcade 258-1400 asheville civic center & thomas Wolfe auditorium 259-5544 the asheville public (tap) 505-1720 asheville music hall 255-7777 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

Robert Rice 21+ Saturday, June 30th

10pm Asiawith n Teacher Factory $5 Deja Fuze 21+ Sunday, July 1st

Bluegrass Brunch 11am

hosted by The Pond Brothers Open Jam! Bring your instruments! Tuesday, July 3rd Tuesday, July 3rd

TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Tennessee Jed & Swag Dragon FUNK JAM! FREE! 10pm


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Vincenzo's Bistro

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm Westville Pub

Blues jam, 10pm White Horse

Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm Wild Wing Cafe

THURS. JUNE 28 - PINT NIGHT OUTSIDE (4-8pm • no cover)


Video trivia, 8pm

Wed., July 4 5 Walnut Wine Bar

Old Town Pickers, 8pm

Jack of Hearts Pub

Boiler Room

Drag show: Country Strong! (patriotic country performances), 10pm

Bluegrass jam, 7pm

Jack of the Wood Pub

Old-time jam, 6pm Sons of Ralph (bluegrass), 11pm

Club Hairspray

Lobster Trap

Club Xcapades

Olive or Twist

Dirty South Lounge

One Stop Deli & Bar

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Karaoke, 10pm DJ Lil' Roo

Valorie Miller (Americana, folk), 7-9pm

Dirty Bingo, 9pm

Cadillac Rex (vintage rock)

Pisgah Brewing Company

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, 6:30-10pm

Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

TallGary's Cantina

Cigar Brothers (jazz), 6pm

Barley's Taproom

The Bywater

Black Mountain Ale House

The Corner

Club Hairspray

The Lower Level

Club Remix

Vanuatu Kava Bar

Juan Benevidas Trio (Latin, flamenco guitar), 8-10pm

FRI. JUNE 29 - THE SCREAMIN’ J’S (Boogie Woogie Blues)


SAT. JUNE 30 - 48 MADISON (Rock)

Athena's Club

THURS. JULY 5 - PINT NIGHT (4-8pm • no cover)

East Coast Dirt (rock, funk, jam)

Arcade Idol, 10pm

Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm DJ night w/ Black Mountain Beats, 9pm Retro night ('70s, '80s & '90s), 10pm Wicked Wednesdays (techno, drum 'n' bass), 10pm Club Xcapades

DJ Lil' Roo

Mountain Feist (bluegrass), 10pm George Porter Jr. & VJP (funk, jazz), 6:30pm The Get Right Band (rock, funk, reggae), 7pm Open mic/jam, 7pm

Jugband Jubilee (open jam) Dirty South Lounge

Ultra Rockin' Music Nerd Challenge (trivia), 9pm Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Ready, Set, Draw (game night), 8pm

Soiree Fantastique (magic theater), 8pm

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Jack of Hearts Pub

Old-time jam, 7pm

Jack of the Wood Pub

Open mic

Bluegrass jam, 6pm

Vincenzo's Bistro

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Back stage: Whetherman (folk) w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm Lobster Trap

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

Wild Wing Cafe

Jeff & Justin (acoustic)

Olive or Twist

Heather Masterton Quartet (swing)

Thu., July 5

One Stop Deli & Bar

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Get Down


Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Barley's Taproom

Hannah Flanagan's

Black Mountain Ale House

The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

American Gonzos (funk, rock) w/ Pleasures of the Ultraviolent, 10pm Orange Peel

Trivia, 9pm

Whitewater Bluegrass, 2-5pm

The Steel Wheels (Americana, roots) w/ Shannon Wurst, 8:30pm

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

Karaoke, 10pm

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am Karaoke

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Westville Pub

Craggie Brewing Company

Eleven on Grove

Yacht Rock Revue ('70s soft rock tribute), 9pm Pisgah Brewing Company

Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

Dirty Bourbon River Show (Americana, vaudeville, rock), 8pm

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South Side Station

Karaoke, 8pm

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Nitrograss (bluegrass), 7pm TallGary's Cantina

Asheville music showcase, 8pm The Dugout

Rockstar Thursdays (karaoke), 9pm The Market Place

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues

Peggy Ratusz's Invitational Blues Jam Vincenzo's Bistro

The Croon and Cadence Duo feat: Ginny McAfee, 7:30pm

Fri., July 6 ARCADE

Dance party w/ DJ Abu Dissaray, 9pm Athena's Club

Jack of the Wood Pub

High Strung String Band (bluegrass), 5-8pm Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (bluegrass), 9:30pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Live music, 8pm

Run Boy Run w/ Young Couples & Sunshine and the Bad Things (rock, pop), 8pm

One Stop Deli & Bar

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm Pack's Tavern

DJ Snoop

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:15-9:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am Eleven on Grove

Old Skool Flow w/ DJ Jam, 9pm French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Buncombe Turnpike (bluegrass), 6pm Get Down

Midtown Dickens (roots, folk) Good Stuff

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

Town Mountain (bluegrass) w/ Steve "Big Daddy" McMurry, 9pm

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Desiree Christa Ricker w/ Kevin Stipe & friends, 8-10pm April Verch (Americana, fiddle), 8pm

One Leg Up (jazz), 2-5pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm Ruby Slippers, 8-11pm

The Corner

Jack of Hearts Pub

The Lower Level

Jack of the Wood Pub

La Rosa Negra (Latin/salsa lessons & dance), 9pm Vincenzo's Bistro

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm Westville Pub

Trivia night

White Horse

The Belfast Boys (Irish folk, poetry), 8pm

SaT., July 7 ARCADE

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Front stage: George McDonald, 6-9pm Back stage: Pepper Pulp (Ween tribute), 8pm Olive or Twist

The 42nd Street Jazz Band One Stop Deli & Bar

Isness (live electronica), 10pm

Athena's Club

Pack's Tavern

Serious Clark (folk, pop), 9:30pm Boiler Room

Shellshock (goth, industrial), 9pm Club Hairspray

Drag show, midnight Club Metropolis

Hannah Flanagan's Hendersonville

Live comedy

Jack of Hearts Pub

DJ Snoop

The Morning After (soul, rock, jazz), 9pm

Nikki Talley (country, rock), 5pm Shovels & Rope (folk rock) w/ Wylie Hunter & the Cazadores, 9pm

Orange Peel

Black Mountain Ale House

The Voodoo Fix (rock), 9pm

High Strung String Band (bluegrass)

"Bear Exploder" dance party w/ DJ Kipper Schauer, 9pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 8-11pm

Good Stuff

Scandals Nightclub

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7:30-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Turchi (blues, rock), 6pm

Dave Desmelik (Americana), 8pm

Men from Earth, 8pm Secret B-Sides (R&B, soul, funk) w/ Sidney Barnes & Preach Jacobs, 9pm

Eleven on Grove

WestSound (R&B, soul, dance)

Dance Party w/ DJ Position

Club Xcapades

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Olive or Twist

Black Mountain Ale House

Drag show, midnight

Mystic Lion (dub, reggae, roots), 3pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

The Altamont Theater

Club Hairspray

Dark City Deli

Front stage: Meredith Watson Back stage: The Get Right Band (rock, funk, reggae) w/ Chalwa, 10pm

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7:30-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Mountain Feist (bluegrass), 8:30pm

Cord of 3

Club Xcapades Creatures Cafe

The Breakfast Club ('80s tribute), 9pm 96.5 House Band (classic hits, rock) Scandals Nightclub

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

TallGary's Cantina

Carolina Rex (blues, classic rock), 9:30pm The Corner

Dance Party w/ DJ Position Vincenzo's Bistro

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm White Horse

David LaMotte (singer-songwriter), 8pm • JUNE 27 - JULY 3, 2012 55

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Running the Gamut from Very Excitable to Exceedingly Mellow Since 2002

Woman suffers illness after eating tempeh, a vegetarian substitute for delicious food Arrestee breaks APD cop’s thumb; officer still able to slowly text for backup

The Case of the Concealed Evidence Room Audit District Attorney Ron Moore has refused to release findings of an audit of the Asheville Police Department’s evidence room that was sparked by the discovery that guns, drugs and weapons had gone missing. What are they covering up?

Man bites dog in Wilmington, NC, to kick off Literal-Minded People Acting Out Clichés Week

A stock photo of a crime scene (above) is not, as it turned out in Nov. 2009, legally admissible as a replacement for the original photograph. At left, a detective attempts to reconstruct a long-since-forgotten 2011 crime based on undocumented evidence of unknown origin that yields few clues.

Man arrested for walking naked through Montford

• Pneumatic tubes that stretch between evidence room and dumpsters outside clogged with misplaced rape kits.

‘I only do full nude when integrity of convenience store security footage depends on it’

New proposal to allow guns in bars also requires barroom piano player to stop on a broken note, stare open-mouthed at prospective combatants Meth lab located after keen-eyed investigator spots suspicious debris next to toothless, crazed maniac firing gun in air, snorting crystal methamphetamine

• 36 freshly made cots used for inmate overflow from the county jail. • Asheville Police Chief William Anderson standing in corner “Blair Witch-style” with back toward evidence room. • Evidence room doubled as a community lending library for packaged kilos of cocaine. (“Honor system strictly enforced.”)

• Stack of old Sunshine Law requests discovered beneath unmarked cardboard box full of human hair.

• Thursdays, 6 p.m. inside evidence room: “Freeschool” class, open to the public, “A Layman’s Guide to Beating the Rap.”

• For $30 a month, officers’ friends could store their personal guns there.

• According to human resources, the evidence room manager arrived two hours early and stayed one hour late everyday for 20 years and never cashed a paycheck.

The Asheville Disclaimer is parody/satire. Contact Twitter: @AvlDisclaimer Contributing this week: Michele Scheve, Joe Shelton, Cary Goff, Tom Scheve.

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• Handguns used in armed robberies between years of 2005 and 2009 mistakenly filed in repurposed shoebox labeled “out box.”

Dear Arnold,

My second husband disciplines my children from my first marriage from morning to night. I cringe when he comes home. He’s very strict and lets nothing slide. Everything is an issue. What can I do to keep this family together? — Cathy

• Every Mon., Wed., Fri, and 2nd Sunday of every month inside evidence room: Kleptomania Recovery Support Group. • Just as many used bookstores have an onsite “house” cat, the APD evidence room had a mascot in the form of a criminal attorney named “Scotty” who often “lazed around” and “liked to be left alone.” • Evidence room check-in procedure: One wink = “Public housing evidence”; Headnod = “Friend of family.”

Dear Cathy,

Seems to me like a good healthy man-presence in your family with none of that lovey-huggy, sharing-feelings crap other “men” like to do these days. As long as you have a cold beer waiting for him when he comes home from work, and have the kids follow the golden rule (“Seen But Not Heard”), there shouldn’t be any problems. But from the tone of your question, it sounds like you’re a little lippy. I’d watch that.


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movie reviews & listings by ken hanke

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pickoftheweek Moonrise KingdoM


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The Story: Two misfit children run away on an island in the summer of 1965. The Lowdown: Sweet, beautifully detailed, funny and very human tale of first love — with all the trimmings one expects from Wes Anderson. Easily the best film of 2012 so far and a must-see, especially for fans of the filmmaker. Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is one of those rare movies that I would have been perfectly happy to sit through a second time the minute it was over. In fact, I wish I could have, because this is a film I don’t believe can be adequately assessed and written about on a single viewing. This is also a film that I approached with a certain amount of trepidation. As someone who considers Anderson a true American original and one of the top filmmakers of our era, I was frankly leery of the overwhelming critical praise that was being heaped on this one (even if some of it was qualfied and leaned heavily on that dispicable word “twee”). I needn’t have worried. This is full-on Wes Anderson — and my immediate response is that it’s a masterpiece and the best film to come out so far this year. So why the unusual enthusiasm for this Anderson film? Well, it’s certainly not a question of style. Moonrise Kingdom opens with one of the most Andersonian scenes ever, with his camera moving through the rooms of a shaved set to introduce the characters. It’s almost as if he’s deliberately inviting his detractors to kvetch about how he moves his characters around like figures in a dollhouse. I thought the opening was brilliant, charming and funny (part of Anderson’s

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Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman and Jason Schwartzman star in Wes Anderson's marvelous look at first love, Moonrise Kingdom. sense of humor lies in how he shows things), but why this film played better for people who don’t, as a rule, like Anderson, I have no clue. Maybe the mitigating factor is that the story centers on children, and that the film is helped by a rather traditional climax. But who really knows? I’m simply guessing. What I’m not guessing about is how terrific the film is. The film is unusual in at least two respects. Unlike Anderson’s other films that are set in a kind of wobbly present, Moonrise Kingdom takes place in a very specific time period, the summer of 1965. More, it has a stronger sense of deliberate autobiographical references than the others — or at least specific childhood occurences like the church performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde and the discovery of the pamphlet on how to deal with a “very troubled child.” How seriously this should be considered is open to question, especially since the whole thing is distanced by being set four years before Anderson was born. And how important any of this finally is — especially in dealing with a filmmaker whose cinematic view of the world so often draws on a present that’s a great deal like the past, or like an idea of the past — may be open to question. The story of two troubled children — Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward), who have bonded (mostly as pen pals) in their mutual outsider status, and decide to run away together — may perhaps relate to the childhood experiences of the Gwyneth Paltrow and Luke Wilson characters in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Here, however, that theme moves from background to the main

story, and the bulk of Moonrise Kingdom is grounded in its account of first love and its mix of innocence and discovery. Truthfully, most romances in Anderson’s movies have a certain childlike innocence to them — and a childlike inarticulate quality — so it’s hardly a surprise that the children here often sound a good deal like Anderson’s adults, but there’s an extra level of charm this time. And there’s a degree of it all being something that audiences can relate to from their own pasts. None of this is to say that there’s any shortage of adults with their own quirks. Indeed, the parents, authorities, and various concerned parties aren’t any more functional than the children. And, of course, there are some familiar Anderson players on hand — Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman (who might almost be Rushmore Max Fischer gone slightly wrong). The surprise is how smoothly people like Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton integrate into Anderson’s world where everyone takes everything — and themselves — very seriously indeed and are completely unaware of the absurdity of it all. Similarly, Anderson proves he’s just as at home with the music of Benjamin Britten as with Bowie, the Stones or the Kinks. Plus, the film has the usual feel of being something that might almost have been made in the 1970s. In other words, it’s very much a part of Anderson’s filmography. It’s also one of his best and most endearing works — and one I can’t wait to see again. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14 and Fine Arts Theatre

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AbrAhAm LincoLn: VAmpire hunter

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Director: timur BekmamBetov (Wanted) Players: Benjamin Walker, Dominic cooPer, anthony mackie, mary elizaBeth WinsteaD, rufus seWell horror

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The Story: Amusingly nonsensical story of Abraham Lincoln as, well, a vampire hunter. The Lowdown: Of course, it’s silly. (How could it not be?) But it has its share of effective scenes, good performances, some intriguing ideas and a splendid lead vampire.

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Can anyone tell me what kind of person goes to a movie called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and comes out complaining that it’s "preposterous" and "historically inaccurate?" Do you mean to tell me that the trailers and posters depicting old Honest Abe as an ax-wielding vampire killer didn’t clue them in that just maybe this wasn’t meant to be taken as an historical document? For that matter, shouldn’t they have inferred from the title itself that the movie wasn’t the epitome of serious drama? Apparently not. Perhaps the film needed to open with a disclaimer or wear its humor on its sleeve, rather than play its silliness relatively straight. Personally, I’d just assume that a scene in which vampire hunter Abe (Benjamin Walker) battles his arch-nemesis (Marton Csokas, Dream House) in the middle of a horse stampede and gets an entire horse thrown at him is meant to be absurd — which is to say I laughed at it. I’m not saying that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a great movie, though it’s a lot better than I’d expected. In itself, that’s not saying all that much since I was prepared for it to be pretty bad. But in the main, I enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed it more if director Timur Bekmambetov hadn’t felt the need to Matrix-up the action. Yes, I know we can now speed the action up and slow it down in the very same shot. I’ve known this for some time now and I’m over it as a lazy effect. If you can’t convey the action and show me the point of your shot without recourse to it, you’re doing something wrong. (At least Bekmambetov never descended to the smart-assery of Wanted.) Then again, I suppose, a scene where Lincoln slams a typewriter at one of the undead with the letters flying off the keyboard to spell "f**k you" might have clued in the clueless to the movie’s deliberate preposterosity. That said, the film is overall pretty strong in terms of structure and the laying out its big set pieces. The central notion of the slave trade being driven by vampires as a source of food is viable within the context of the film, and the 5,000-yearold head vampire, Adam (Rufus Sewell), is one of the most impressive villains in some considerable time. It is unfortunate that the film doesn’t trust its vampires to be sufficiently scary without giving them a mouthful of CGI choppers. This really wasn’t necessary and it really is cartoonish. All in all, the performances are strong. Benjamin Walker might not be perfect, but I can’t immediately suggest a better choice. Dominic Cooper as his "good" vampire mentor, on the other hand,

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Steven Soderbergh's latest is this yarn about the world of male strippers starring Channing Tatum — and it's ostensibly "inspired by" Tatum's real life. Tatum, of course, plays the title character, while Alex Pettyfer (who has yet to make any impression with moviegoers) plays a young man he "takes under his wing." For diversity -- and to represent another generation of strippers — Matthew McConaughey is also thrown into the mix, which hasn't been screened for critics. (R)

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See review in "Cranky Hanke"


Family Guy's Seth McFarlane hits the big screen with this peculiar-looking movie about a teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane) who came to life through a childhood wish made by Mark Whalberg. Now an adult, Wahlberg finds his young decision a drawback to his own life. The idea of a hard-drinking, drug-using, foul-mouthing teddy bear looks and sounds like a one-note premise that's going to be hard to support in a feature. There's not much critical response so far, and even less in the form of credible reviews.(R)

tYLer perrY'S mAdeA'S WitneSS protection

Tyler Perry is back in Madea drag. Why? Because Tyler Perry movies without Madea don't fare nearly so well at the box office. This round we get culture-clash antics as Perry's Brian character (also played by Perry) decides that the safest place to put important witness Eugene Levy and his family is with Madea and Joe (also played by Perry). Perry's movies are never screened for critics. (PG-13)

is probably perfect for that role, but then Cooper tends to elevate every role he undertakes. Make no mistake, this isn’t any kind of great horror picture, but it’s not a bad one. Taken on its own terms as a po-faced presentation of deliberately goofy material, it’s rather fun. But what’s next, William Howard Taft: Werewolf Slayer? Say, that might not be bad. Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande


Director: mark anDreWs, BrenDa chaPman, steve Purcell Players: (voices) kelly macDonalD, Billy connolly, emma thomPson, julie Waters, roBBie coltrane AnimAted Action FAntASY

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The Story: A princess in ancient Scotland refuses to follow her parents’ wishes and tries to change her fate with the help of a witch. The Lowdown: It’s a solidly OK animated fantasy from Pixar, but it’s certainly nothing to get excited about. There’s nothing really actively wrong with Pixar’s latest, Brave, but, frankly, this tale of female empowerment in ancient Scotland frankly fell far short of wowing me. Oh, sure, the animation is fine and the voice work is utterly professional. It’s a good-looking picture and it moves like clockwork. Maybe that last is where my problem arises. All too often, I felt like I was marking time waiting for the fairly obvious plot to follow its inevitable course. By the time it

was over, I felt like I’d simply sat through a film that was marking off a checklist — something perfectly professional, but lacking the one thing professionalism can’t replace: inspiration. Someone pointed out to me that aspects of the movie are strikingly similar to Disney’s Brother Bear (2003) — something that hadn’t occurred to me, simply because I haven’t given a minute’s thought to Brother Bear in nearly nine years. My suspicion is that nine years from now, I will have devoted about as much thought to Brave, which is only able to sort of live up to its title by stacking its deck. There’s certainly something worthwhile, albeit not that new, to be mined from a story about a princess (Kelly Macdonald) who prefers to make her own choices rather than follow the life that has been mapped out for her. Its value lies, or should lie, in making the princess’ decision to be her own woman completely a matter of principle, but the film cheats in this regard. It chooses to make her refusal to marry based on the fact that her three sanctioned prospective swains are as big a trio of doofuses as could be imagined. Indeed, she perks up at the prospect when she briefly thinks a hunky guy is among them, only to learn her actual suitor is standing behind said hunk. This considerably reduces the apparent message. The thrust of the story lies in Princess Merida coming across a bear-obsessed witch (Julie Walters) who — in exchange for Merida buying all her woodcarvings of bears — gives the girl a potion that will transform her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Of course, what it changes her into isn’t an understanding mother, but a bear, causing no end of trouble in part because King Fergus (Billy Connolly) has it in for

bears ever since one ate his leg. Some mirth and a good deal of adventure follows, all of which is complicated by the fact that if the spell isn’t reversed by dawn of the second day, poor mom will permanently remain a bear. There are a few — surprisingly few — clever gags, a couple of not especially memorable songs, the requisite big climax and life-lessons learned. Fine, but not fine enough to make Brave anything more than OK. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Co-ed Cinema of Brevard, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

Seeking a Friend For the end oF the World JJJ

Director: Lorene Scafaria PLayerS: Steve careLL, Keira KnightLey, Martin Sheen, aDaM BroDy, DereK LuKe Pre-aPocalyPtic romantic comedy

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The Story: With the end of the world coming in a matter of weeks thanks to an asteroid hurtling toward Earth, two neighbors set off into the world to find their loved ones. The Lowdown: A painless rom-com that’s just a bit too dramatically and comically inert, despite short fits of charm. Enjoyable in small doses, Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World has the basic problem of always lacking something. The film attempts to rework and reimagine the romantic comedy by stamping a pre-apocalyptic bent on it, but never knows what exactly its aims are. Is it a quirky comedy? A depressing tract on the eventuality of death? Well, it’s neither, and by never picking a tone, Seeking a Friend isn’t much of anything. The film starts off strong enough, as we learn the news that in three weeks, an asteroid will strike Earth — essentially ending civilization. We meet Dodge (Steve Carell), whose wife (Carell’s real life wife Nancy Carell) — in the most literal sense of the phrase — runs out on him after hearing the news. In the meantime, Dodge’s job in life insurance has become pointless and all of his friends have transformed themselves into heroin-dabbling, promiscuous hedonists.

Finding himself all alone at the end of the world, Dodge wants nothing to do with any of this, and instead sinks into apocalyptic ennui (for a comedy, we get a lot of Carrell staring longingly off into the distance). That is until he meets quirky neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley), who suffers from hypersomnia and an over-enthused love of her record collection. After a riot on their block nearly gets them killed, the two run off to live what’s left of their lives by misadventure — with Dodge looking for a long lost love, and Penny looking for a way to make it back to her family. The world Dodge and Penny now inhabit is supposed to be strange and quirky. This is no surprise, seeing as how writer/director Lorene Scafaria penned the painfully phony attempt at teenage kook, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008). Don’t worry, this film is an improvement, as the characters’ idiosyncrasies are downplayed, even if we still get references to John Cale and wardrobe teams still figure out how to outfit Steve Carell in a hoodie. Where this goes wrong is that the odd world Scafaria’s creating is uneven and often stretches credulity. In the grand tradition of science fiction, Scafaria attempts to build a universe that exists all by its lonesome, but it’s world that doesn’t feel natural. Yeah, a lone chain restaurant slouching toward Judgement Day full of free love and free drugs is amusing, but Penny’s survivalist ex-boyfriend (Derek Luke), or the stranger (TV actor William Peterson) who’s hired a hitman to end his life, come off feeling forced. Too much of the story bows at the feet of the script. In the film’s favor, it never quite devolves into rom-com basic, though it easily could have. The film has a strange way of oscillating between going further than you expect it to, and doing exactly what you predict. Seeking a Friend is driven by plot, with the trade-off being that nothing — especially the growth of our leads — feels natural. Their eventual emotional attachment feels phony and shoehorned into the film. The idea is obviously to have a pall of death, melancholy, and even existential dread hanging over everything, but with flimsy (and pretty dull) lead characters, Seeking a Friend never earns the emotional response it so desperately wants. Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

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Administrative/ Office ADMINISTRATIVE/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT • Fast paced commercial real estate office seeks FT administrative/ executive assistant. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to

RECEPTIONIST NEEDED AT COMMUNITY CARE OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Community Care of Western North Carolina is looking for a part-time Receptionist (20-25 hours per week). This position is located at the main office in Asheville and will be responsible for answering phones and redirecting calls appropriately, greeting and directing visitors, notifying employees of visitor arrival, and sorting and distributing mail. This individual may also provide clerical support to other departments and may assist with the planning and preparation of meetings/events. High school diploma or equivalent required. Excellent customer service and communication skills (both verbal and written) required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and previous office experience preferred. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Submit resume to or fax to 828-259-3875. EOE THE VAN WINKLE LAW FIRM • Seeks a Trust and Estate Paralegal for its Asheville Office. • This individual will work within a team to prepare correspondence and court documents for trust and estate administration, complete fiduciary account tax returns and otherwise assist attorneys in all aspects of practice. • Attention to detail, including organizational skill and demonstrable writing capability, is sought. An understanding of common business applications, including Microsoft Excel and Word is critical. • Knowledge of accounting is necessary, as position includes data entry into a proprietary financial accounting program and preparation of accountings for the Court and/or beneficiaries. • 2-5 years experience is preferred. Paralegal Certification is desirable but not required. Please send qualifications to VETERINARY CLIENT SERVICE POSITION • Part-time front desk. Rotating Saturdays and two weekdays. Just south of Asheville. Service and detailedoriented individual. Cheerful, mature, outgoing, compassionate. Learn software to make appointments, generate invoices, check in/ out patients. Provide daily record keeping. One year customer service experience preferred. Visit for more details under employment section.

FUNDRAISER • Our company is seeking two individual to work in our fund raising department on behalf of an Asheville based professional Nonprofit organization. • Since 1942 this Association has served its members and residents of the Asheville area in an effort to save lives and protect property. • This is a full time, permanent position offering opportunity for career advancement. The job detail involves cold calling local residents as well as previous contributors selling tickets for benefit concerts at the US Cellular Arena (Asheville Civic center). Inside sales only from our local Asheville office, no door to door or travel required. • This position requires a person who is personable and confident with a strong speaking voice. • Compensation will consist of a two week training period paid at $9 per hour after which we pay $12 per hour plus a weekly commission program. Typical earnings are $550 - $650 per week. This is a great opportunity for you to earn a good livable wage working with a respected local organization in Asheville. Sales experience beneficial but not required. • We will train the right person who has the desire to succeed. If you feel this is you, please call our human resource number at 828-236-2530 and ask for Brent. PROFESSIONAL SALES Fortune 200 company recruiting sales associates in this area. • $30-$50K possible first year. • Renewals • Stock Bonuses • Training. For an interview, call (828) 670-6099 or e-mail resume:

Restaurant/ Food FT CASHIER/SERVER. Knowledge of Japanese food preferable but not required. Apply in person at 801 Biltmore Ave. 250-9301. Asaka Japanese Restaurant.

Drivers/Delivery LEARN TO DRIVE! Transportation Industry! Job Placement! No Experience Necessary ! $ 40,000 + Industry Average Income. Health Insurance & Benefits! New VA Approved Program for Post 9/11 Veterans and Reservists! Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Centers 1-828684-4454 ; 1-800-334-1203 or

LOCAL COMPANY SEEKS PART-TIME DRIVER FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DELIVERIES Clean driving record and drug test required; delivery experience strongly preferred. Requires customer service, math, computer skills, physical strength.

Retail ASSISTANT MANAGER AT NOC GATLINBURG Assistant Manager position NOC Gatlinburg. To apply submit resume and cover letter to, or fax to 828-488-6542. CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE A Far Away Place, 16 Battery Park Avenue, downtown Asheville, is looking for a dynamic, focused, hardworking team member. We want to offer employment to a mindful individual who excels at sales and customer service. • Duties will include: Sales, customer service, product demonstration, scheduled weekly and daily cleaning, inventory control procedures, ordering, and making decisions about items to obtain for resale purposes, among other activities. Appearance matters. Business casual attire, proper hygiene and grooming are required. Punctuality and reliability are essential. This position requires 35-40 hours/week. This is not a Summer job. It is a career position for the right individual. Our starting pay is $10/hour with raises based on merit. • Expectations are clearly stated. Training will be provided to the individual who meets our requirements. Employee parking is provided. • A Far Away Place believes in education as a path toward acceptance of all beings and their intrinsic value. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other designation protected by law. • If you are interested in joining our team, please bring your resume and apply inside. No phone calls please.

Medical/ Health Care IN HOME AIDES AND CNAS FOR HOMECARE/ HOSPITAL/FACILITIES We are hiring for IHA’s in Asheville and Hendersonville. Need summer cargiver for female teen in the Hendersonville area. Many hospital and facility shifts for CNAs. Complete your application in person at 900 Hendersonville Road, Suite 203 in the Forest Center North complex. Contact Darlene in Human Resources at 277-1580 with any questions.

MEDICAL SUPPORT STAFF OPPORTUNITES 828-285-9725 gspangler@threestreamshealth. org

Human Services CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER AND CASE MANAGER Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Black Mountain has the following positions available: • Clinical Social Worker and Social Work Supervisor - LCSW credentials required. • Case Manager requires minimum of CSAC. Experience preferred. Positions will provide assessment, discharge planning, group therapy, and individual treatment for patients receiving in-patient psychiatric stabilization and/or detox services. The case management position specializes in housing coordination and collaboration with community providers. Please visit to apply.


CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER AND CASE MANAGER Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Black Mountain has the following positions available: • Clinical Social Worker and Social Work Supervisor LCSW credentials required. • Case Manager - minimum of CSAC required. Experience preferred. Positions will provide assessment, discharge planning, group therapy, and individual treatment for patients receiving in-patient psychiatric stabilization and/or detox services. The case management position specializes in housing coordination and collaboration with community providers. Please visit to apply.

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is recruiting for a licensed or license eligible clinician to provide group and individual treatment to sex offenders and domestic violence abusers within the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program and the Domestic Violence Abuser Program. Experience is preferred. A broad range of mental health and substance abuse issues are addressed in this integrated treatment program. Please send application and resume w/cover letter addressing how your experience prepares

Paige, Offender Services Coordinator at For further information and to complete an application, visit our website: INTENSIVE IN-HOME THERAPIST (TEAM LEADER) IN HAYWOOD COUNTY • To work with youth and families. Masters degree and NC full/provisional licensure required as LPC, LCSW, LPA, LMFT. Supervision provided. Competitive salary and benefits package. Apply at

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UNIVERSAL MH/DD/SAS is seeking Licensed/Provisionally Licensed therapist as a full time Intensive In Home Team Leader in Morganton. Various pay options. Please email Patra at

BUSINESS BLOTTER New businesses abound on the downtown blocks of Patton Avenue/College Street and Battery Park Avenue/ Wall Street. This week’s Business Blotter focuses on this hub of activity. In the next edition, we’ll report on business happenings throughout the area. Please send your business updates or tips to

Openings ArtEtude Gallery, 89 Patton Ave. 252-1466 Electro Bike Tours, 24 College St. 513-3960 Elise Boutique, 70 Wall St. 255-5510

MAKE A DIFFERENCE NC Mentor is offering free informational meetings to those who are interested in becoming therapeutic foster parents. The meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm (snacks provided) and 4th Friday 12pm-1pm (lunch provided). • If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life, please call Rachel Wingo at (828) 696-2667 ext 15 or email Rachel at rachel.wingo@ • Become a Therapeutic Foster Family. • Free informational meeting. NC Mentor. 120C Chadwick Square Court, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Nouveau Moda (women’s clothing), 28 Battery Park Ave. 254-8893 Rusted Buffalo (Himalayan salt crystals shop), 6 Patton Ave. Virtuoso (Mark Sandborn’s music education studio), 1 Page Ave. virtuosoism. com 423-5581 (pictured)

COMMUNITY RESPONSE COACH Professional needed to work as part of a Community Response Program intended to fill a gap in the continuum of child maltreatment prevention to families of children 0-5 years of age and other populations most at risk of child abuse and neglect. The Community Response Coach will provide/coordinate outreach, support and services to individuals and families identified as being at risk of compromised health and safety to eliminate or reduce those risks by promoting protective factors that enhance life coping skills and strengthen and support families. Continued Next Column

Requirements: • 4 year degree in Social Work or related field with at least five years of related experience required. • Considerable knowledge of the target population served, of the typical socioeconomic, psychological and motivational issues that affect those who live on limited income and have children ages 0-5 in their home. • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices and techniques of human services field, family dynamics and related terminology. • Thorough knowledge of assessment and intervention services including community resources, including governmental and private organizations and businesses. Continued Next Column

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• Thorough knowledge of personal computers and word processing, database and spreadsheet applications. • Skill in coaching, mediating and guiding customers in developing problem solving and life skills. • Ability to deal with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. • Experience with developing, tracking and reporting outcomes and using data to inform practice. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Ability to organize paper, follow systems and used computer databases for record-keeping. • Ability to maintain accurate records and budgets. • Must be a teamplayer and have demonstrated success on a team-based case management. • Must possess a valid NC Driver License. • Must be able to pass drug and criminal and employment background checks. Salary: $40,000. This is a three year grant funded position. Send resume, cover letter and work references with complete contact information to: Ms. Linda Gamble Human Resources Manager 25 Gaston Street, Asheville NC, 28801 or Admin@ Or (828) 253-6319 (Fax). Open until filled. EOE & DFWP.

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST Masters degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field, from accredited university. Prefer experience working with child/adolescents.

FAMILIES TOGETHER INC. Due to continuous growth in WNC, Families Together, Inc is now hiring licensed professionals and Qualified Professionals in Buncombe, McDowell, Madison, Rutherford, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties. • Qualified candidates will include • LPC’s, LCSW’s, LMFT’s, LCAS’s, PLCSW’s, or LPCA’s and Bachelor’s and Master’s Qualified Professionals. • FTI provides a positive work environment, flexible hours, room for advancement, health benefits, and an innovative culture. • • Candidates should email resumes to humanresources@

THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES • Has a unique and exciting opportunity for a full time, salaried Program Director/LCSW. Position includes operational oversight, program development, and a small adult caseload. Operational experience preferred. Please send resumes to

THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES • Is seeking the following: • RN to serve on an ACT Team (start date 9/1); • QMHP to serve children/adolescents and families on an Intensive In Home Team; 8 QMHP to work in a Day Treatment classroom at Asheville Middle School; • Licensed or provisionally licensed therapist to work with children in our school-based program (clinical supervision toward licensure provided). Please send resumes to UNIVERSAL MH/DD/SAS is seeking Licensed/ Provisionally Licensed therapist as a full time Intensive In Home Team Leader in Forest City. Various pay options. Please email Patra at

Caregivers/ Nanny CAREGIVER NEEDED North Asheville/Weaverville area caregiver needed for evening shifts Sat-Tues, 10hrs/wk, 69pm. CNA’s preferred, drivers license, criminal background check required. 424-7203

Professional/ Management NON-PROFIT ACSF DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks a fundraising professional to serve as Development Manager. Energetic leader will maintain and grow resources and enhance public relations to support high-quality programs for children in the Asheville City Schools. Full job description and details on how to apply at PISGAH LEGAL SERVICES, A community-based non-profit law firm providing free civil legal assistance across six counties to low-income people around Asheville, N.C., seeks (1) a full-time attorney to concentrate in handling domestic violence prevention cases FOR OUR SPINDALE OFFICE; (2) a part-time legal assistant/social worker to help people who are homeless and disabled apply for disability benefits IN HENDERSON COUNTY; (3) a full-time legal assistant to screen new clients and back up the receptionist IN ASHEVILLE OFFICE; and, (4) a part-time legal assistant to screen and provide safety planning to domestic violence victims IN ASHEVILLE OFFICE. For more information please visit about/job-opportunities Poverty law and/or social work experience and Spanish language skill would be an asset for any of the positions. Send resume and cover letter describing relevant training and work experience, AND SPECIFYING WHICH POSITION IS SOUGHT by June 29, 2012, to: Salary depends on experience; excellent benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer, racial minorities, women, elderly, disabled encouraged to apply.

Teaching/ Education ArtSpace Charter School After School Counselor, Part Time, 15-18 hrs/week, $10 hour. Qualified applicants must be creative, energetic, dependable and experienced with children, grades K-8. Duties include planning and leading group games/crafts and homework assistance. Applicants must be available 3 - 6 pm, M-F and/or Wednesdays 12-6pm. Interviews in July, position begins in August. Email resume to: tami.magidson@ with the subject heading “After School Counselor” no later than July 05. ArtSpace Charter School is seeking a part-time (29 hours per week) Student Information Coordinator to manage student records and the enrollment process. Position requires excellent people and computer skills. College education and experience with NCWise and Access database systems is preferred, but not required . Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to multi-task in a fastpaced environment. Send resume and cover letter to: with the subject heading “Student Information” no later than July 05. FIVE STAR CHILDCARE CENTER - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Downtown church seeks Exe Director: Must have 3-5 yrs exp in leadership, daily operation, fiscal planning, develop curriculum, work with a Board and with parents. BA early childhood ed or related, superlative communication and interpersonal skills. Search Committee 40 Church St. Asheville NC 28801

Business Opportunities HELP WANTED • Make money mailing brochures from home. Free supplies. Helping homeworkers since 2001. Genuine opportunity. No experience required. Start immediately. (AAN CAN)

Classes & Workshops INVOKING CELTIC LANDSCAPES - NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP Sunday 7/1/12. Enjoy a day retreat within a nurturing circle of women. Learn needle felting and create your own Celtic landscape. Inspired by guided meditation and a sharing of stories. Montford, Asheville. Contact Info:

Mind, Body, Spirit


#1 AFFORDABLE COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS MASSAGE AND YOGA CENTER • 1224 Hendersonville Road. Asheville. $33/hour. • 20 Wonderful Therapists to choose from. Therapeutic Massage: • Deep Tissue • Swedish • Sports • Trigger Point. • Also offering: • Acupressure • Energy Work • Reflexology. • Save money, call now! 505-7088. ASHEVILLE MASSAGE FOR WOMEN • Jess Toan, LMBT 7445, MA in Women’s Health. Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Prenatal, Swedish, Reiki, and Oncology Massage. $50 for first massage., 828-552-6609, Experienced, professional, and attentive. Call today! You won’t regret it. STRESSED? PAIN? TIRED? Four Massage Therapists, four Reiki Masters, and an acupuncturist provide healing for body, mind, and spirit. Couple’s treatments available. Reiki trainings monthly. West Asheville Massage & Healing Arts, 828-423-3978, ZENERGY MASSAGE THERAPY AND WAXING CENTER Relax the Body; Calm the Mind Enjoy a full 60 min massage for only $50. or 30 min/$30. Body waxing for men and women; please call for pricing. Call Deb at (916)717-8414 Asheville LMT#11667

Health & Fitness MINDFULNESS PRACTICES FOR ADHD Workshop for adults and mature teens with ADD/ADHD. Wednesday, 6/27, 7–8:30pm at Malaprop’s Bookstore

Spiritual ILLUMINATING YOUR PATH Call Master Psychic Intuitive, Nina Anin. • 15 years in Asheville. • Individuals • Groups • Parties. (828) 253-7472.

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Musical Services ASHEVILLE’S WHITEWATER RECORDING Full service studio services since 1987. • Mastering • Mixing and Recording. • CD/DVD duplication at the best prices. (828) 684-8284 • BLACK MOUNTAIN MUSIC PIANO AND COMPOSITION LESSONS AVAILABLE JAZZ/BLUES/POPULAR MUSIC - SLIDING SCALE Jazz Pianist - Composer - Accompanist - 40 years experience - MA in Jazz Composition - 75 cds released - former Rhodes College (TN) faculty member. Recently relocated to WNC. Accepting private students (adults and young adults only). Transposed Lead sheets available for singers. Contact: LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR! Lessons in a variety of styles, tailored to your personal goals. Any age or skill level accepted. (252)-955-8922

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Pet Services ASHEVILLE PET SITTERS Dependable, loving care while you’re away. Reasonable rates. Call Sandy (828) 215-7232.

Pets for Adoption

ADOPT TRIXIE Trixie is a one year old sweet cat who is searching for a loving home. For more information on the adoption process, visit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue at or call 505-3440.


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Autos 1986 NISSAN 300 ZX TURBO 5 speed manual transmission, T-tops, new tires, burgundy, JVC stereo w/CD player. Body, paint, interior in good condition. AC and heater work well. 212,000 miles. $3000 828625-2434 2009 VW JETTA S SEDAN Excellent condition. Black with tan interior. 30 highway mpg. Includes many great features. Extended warranty. $11,000. Call Kelly at 337-6885.

Automotive Services WE’LL FIX IT AUTOMOTIVE • Honda and Acura repair. Half price repair and service. ASE and factory certified. Located in the Weaverville area. Please call 828-275-6063 for appointment.

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