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Asheville Green Drinks • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7pm Green Drinks encourages those interested in preserving the environment to meet at Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave. Free. Info: www.ashevillegreendrinks. com. Sierra Club Meeting and Bartram Trail Presentation • WE (8/1), 7pm - A Sierra Club meeting will feature a presentation on the Bartram Trail with Brent Martin of The Wilderness Society and Bartram Trail Society. Held at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place. Free. Info: www. wenoca.org. Water Sustainability Presentation • TH (7/26), 6:30pm - "A New Approach to Water" will focus on "the why-to and how-to of making Asheville water-sustainable." Presented by Transition Asheville at West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Free. Info: www.transitionasheville.org or 250-4750.

Appalachian Summer Festival A month-long celebration of the arts, featuring a variety of performances by internationally acclaimed artists. For a complete schedule of events and ticket prices: www.appsummer.org or 262-4046. • Highlights include a Lunch and Learn session on July 25 and the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble on July 26. Folkmoot Festival • Through SU (7/29) Folkmoot Festival, a "two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance." Highlights include group performances on July 25 at Blue Ridge Community College and a candlelight closing on July 29 at Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska. Tickets range from $10-$30 with discounts for children. Info and full schedule: www.folkmootusa.org or 877-FOLKUSA. Mountain Dance and Folk Festival The nation’s longest-running folk festival, showcasing a repertoire of mountain performers who share songs and dances that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage. Info: 2574530 or www.folkheritage.org. • TH (8/2) through SA (8/4), 7pm - Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square. $20/$10 children 12 and under.

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(pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: www.songosky.org Toll Free # 1-866-824-9547. Films at Cashiers Library • TH (7/26), 10am - Treasure Island will be screened at Cashiers Library, 249 Frank Allen Road. Free. Info: 7430215. --- 4pm - 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Gardening Home Compost Workshop • SA (7/28), 11am-2pm Extension master gardener volunteers will demonstrate how to compost at home at Jesse Israel’s Garden Center, 570 Brevard Road. Free. Info: www.buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu or 255-5522. Leicester Garden Club • SA (7/28), 1-3pm - The Leicester Garden Club will lead a program on drought tolerant plants at Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Complimentary refreshments provided. Free. Info: LGCmember@yahoo.com or 683-7159. Moss Lecture • TH (8/2), 3-5pm - Annie Martin will lead a presentation on moss gardening at Highlands Biological Foundation, 265 N. Sixth St., Highlands. Ages 10 and older. Free. Registration required. Info: www.highlandsbiological.org or 526-2221. N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • Through MO (9/3) - Wicked Plants: The Exhibit will “expose plants associated with a myriad of negative health effects.” 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: www.buyappalachian.org or 236-1282. • WEDNESDAYS, 8amnoon - Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. --- 8am-noon - Haywood Historic Farmer’s Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 2-6pm - Asheville City Market South, Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park. --- 2:306:30pm - 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. --- 2-6pm - Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. • THURSDAYS, 3:30-6:30pm - 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, 2-6pm Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. --- 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.--- 8amnoon - Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. --- 8am-noon - Haywood Historic Farmer’s Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 8am-noon - Mills River Farmers Market, 5046 Boylston Highway. --- 8amnoon - Bakersville Farmers Market, Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the U.S. Post Office. --- 8am-1pm - Asheville City Market, 161 South Charlotte St. --- 8am-12:30pm 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 BID Community Forum • TH (7/26), 5:30pm Concerns about the proposed Business Improvement

District, along with alternative, community-based visions for improving downtown, will be presented at Cinjades, 22 N. Market St. Free. Childcare and refreshments provided. Info: julie@firestormcafe.org. DNC Protest Forum • WE (7/25), 7-8:30pm - A public forum and discussion on "why you should protest the Democratic National Convention" will focus on President Obama, the Democrats and the DNC. Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization. Held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Info: www.wallstreetcoffeehouse.webs.com or 252-2535. Mindful Occupation • TH (7/26), 6:30pm - A Mindful Occupation meeting will be held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Free. Info: www.mindfuloccupation.org.

Kids Aerial Kids Class (pd.) All ages and levels. Every Sunday 3-4pm, Tuesday 5-6pm and Thursday 5-6pm. Sign up or contact us at www.aerialspace.org or 828.333.4664. Registration required. Private lessons available. BRP Family Night • TH (7/26), 7-8:30pm - Blue Ridge Parkway Family night will feature games and crafts about pollination. Held at MP 384 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Registration required. Info: 298-5330. Connect Summer Session • MO (9/10) through TH (11/15), 4-6pm - St. Gerard House offers programs for children focused on social development through evidencebased practices, games, role-play and skits. Students must be present at the first session to participate. Elementary School meets Mondays; High School meets Thursdays. Held at 620 Oakland St., Hendersonville. $18 per week ($16 per week before Aug 1). Info: jenniferlaite@yahoo.com or 693-4223. Cradle of Forestry Events Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: www.cradleofforestry. org or 877-3130. • THURSDAYS, 10:30amnoon - Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club, for children ages 4-7, presents a variety of forestrelated activities to engage children in the natural world. Registration required. $4/$2.50 adults. Info and registration: 877-3130. Hands On!

Mountain Xpress, July 25 2012  

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