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C O M or 216-2983. • 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." Trinity Lutheran Church 235 St. John's Road, Suite 50, Fletcher. Info: or 357-4068. • SA (7/29), 4pm - An afternoon service will present Trinity Lutheran Church's new pastor, Rev. Michael Greenauer. 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@gmail. com. 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.

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The Cathedral of All Souls provides limited funding to small non-profit organizations incorporated in NC who serve the homeless, young, elderly, poor and disenfranchised in Western North Carolina. Last year grants of $1,000 - $3,000 were awarded to local non-profits from proceeds of the Cathedral’s Annual Village Arts & Crafts Food Booth Sale. The deadline for receipt of this year’s applications is

Friday, august 10 Cathedral of All Souls • Biltmore Village 9 swan st., asheville, NC 28813 Grant Criteria & Applications at: • 828-274-2681 A special thank you to all local non-profits who serve our community everyday. 30 JULY 25 - JULY 31, 2012 •

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. 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: www. or 669-0930. • FR (7/27), noon-1pm - The Lunchtime Literary and Music Series will feature Michael Jefry Stevens (jazz piano) and Tina Barr (poetry). Free; donations accepted. 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 LE = Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, 2506480) n NA = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 250-4752) n PM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486)

n WV = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n WA = West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road, 250-4750). n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • WE (7/25), 10:30am - "Fur, Feathers and Scales," with the WNC Nature Center. All ages. PM --- 2pm - "Dreaming up a Library Wishing Well." All ages. BM --- 3pm - The balloon fairy. Ages 4 and up. Free ticket required. NA • TH (7/26), 10:30am "Dream Big with Mountain Story Magic." Ages 5 and up. BM --- 11am - "Night Creatures," with the WNC Nature Center. All ages. LE --3-4pm - Bring-your-own T-shirt screen printing craft. All ages. Free tickets required. WV • TH (7/26), 6pm - Book club: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard. SW • FR (7/27), 11am - "Dream Big: Hula Hoop," with Hooping Hearts. All ages. Free ticket required. WA City Lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. or 586-9499. • SA (7/28), 11am - Curtis Sikes and Sheena Kohlmeyer will present their children's book The Heart of a King. • TH (8/2), 6:30pm Stephanie Powell Watts will read from her collection of short stories We Are Taking Only What We Need. Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: www. or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (8/1), 7pm - Master Wu will present his book Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong: Essential Neigong for Health and Spiritual Transformation. --- 7pm - Book club: The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes. • TH (8/2), 5pm - Kay Hooper will present her book Haven. --- 7pm - Matthew Sanford will present his book Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. Touring WNC Backroads • TH (7/26), 2pm - Carolyn Sakowski will speak about her book Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads at Henderson County Library, 301 N Washington St. Free. Info: 697-4725.

Sports Cheshire Racquet Club We're Open! (pd.) Come Play Tennis! Clay Courts - 6 Outdoor and Indoor Clinics with Pro Wayne Forester Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30PM and Saturdays 11AM.

Members and Non-Menbers Welcome! All Levels and Ages. 195 Dogwood Lane off Hwy 9 South. 828-669-6657 tennis@ Aqua Fitness Class • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS through (8/2), 12:10-12:55pm - WCU will offer an aqua fitness class in the pool of Reid Gym. Registration is ongoing. $35. Info: or 227-7397. Aqua Zumba Class • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 6:30-7:30pm - An aqua Zumba class will be held at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Regular admission/free for members. Info: or 456-2030. 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: Bulldog Coaches Caravan • TH (7/26), 5:30-7pm UNCA coaches will meet with UNCA Bulldog Athletics fans and supporters at Beef O’Brady’s, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Free. Info: or 232-5655. Full Momentum Wrestling • SA (7/28), 8pm - Full Momentum Wrestling, featuring The Outlaw Randy Wayne, The Brotherhood, Luscious LeAnn, Brett Hawkins and more, will be held at Fairview Community Center, 1357 Charlotte Highway. $5/$2 children ages 6-10/children 5 and under free. Info: 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 (8/5) - Proof, the story of a young woman who must "sort out and deal with a number of long-denied feelings and fears" after the death of her mathematician father. Performed at the downtown location. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Thurs., Sat. and Sun., 2pm. $35 with discounts for seniors, students and groups.

• WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/19) - Guys and Dolls, the story of Nathan Detroit's floating crap game, his fiance and a "Salvation Armystyle band determined to clean out and clean up the evildoers of Time Square." Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun., 2pm. Performed on the Mainstage. $40; discounts for seniors, students and groups. Greater Tuna • FR (7/27) through MO (7/30), 7:30pm - Greater Tuna, the story of Texas' third smallest town and its upstanding citizens, will be performed by the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, 134 Main St., Bryson City. $8/$5 children. Info: www.smctheatre. com or 488-8227. 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: 2545146 or • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18), 7:30pm - The Merry Wives of Windsor, the story of Falstaff’s attempts to woo three different women at once, will feature some of Asheville's "most fantastic freaks" including acrobats, clowns and stilt-walkers. Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre. Info: or 689-1239. • TH (7/26) through SU (8/5) Sweet Water Taste. "All hell and a little bit of heaven break loose when a prominent Southern black undertaker approaches his wealthy white cousin and demands to be buried in the 'white family cemetery.'" Dates and times vary. $25/$22 seniors/$18 students. 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. • TU (7/31), 6:30-7:30pm Curtain Call Collective presents a preview performance of Aladdin Jr.

Volunteering Academic Year in America • Through WE (8/1) - Host families are needed to house exchange students ages 15-18. Students will arrive in August and remain in the country for one school year. Info: info@ or www.

Mountain Xpress, July 25 2012  

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