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Center tabloid Best of WNC: Wampus revealed! It is said that legends are born, not made. The same is so for this year’s Best of WNC poll. Read on for Part One of local love made real, brought to life through the hard work and community presence of the winners, your votes and another local legend: the ever-smiling, nattily dressed harbinger of all-things Best of WNC — the Wampus Cat. Cover design by Carrie Lare Photographs by Max Cooper


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i’m taking a break from Xpress I read and reread Jeff Fobes’ response to Virginia Bower's Oct. 3 letter, “Et tu, Xpress?” about her disgust with the Xpress for running the full-page ad for the anti-Obama film Obama: 2016. To be honest, she beat me to the punch. Yes, freedom of speech, blah blah blah. But to even slightly promote the vile, gross and, most importantly, blatant lies that are throughout the film is really a major disappointment to both my husband and myself, who wait with excitement every week for your paper. Like it or not, Xpress is associated with a liberal viewpoint, and I am pretty sure that most if not all of your readers share a progressive view politically. I have heard enough grumbling on the downtown streets already that would concern me [if I were] a publisher. So of course, do as you please. But I am taking a break from your paper, and I bet so are more than a few. — Abby McDonough Asheville

you got it right, mayor beLLamy In the Oct. 3 letter, “Another Done Deal,” Joe Cobble of Asheville quoted Mayor Terry Bellamy as having asserted, after voting against the wrong-headed plan for the McKibbon group: “I don’t like the way this deal was done. Over the years, we did not give the public enough information and voice through the decision process.” The mayor will recall the fight that our residents’ committee at the Battery Park Apartments community initiated in 2005 to fight against the monstrous multilevel garage that would have dwarfed the beautiful Basilica and placed it in dark shade where it could not fully be appreciated by the citizens and our visitors. We fought hard to prevent our senior community from being made unhealthy by that plan, and the good citizens of Asheville rose up in the thousands to help us put a stop to it. It was just a few weeks ago that Clare Hanrahan and I (both residents here) delivered more than 3,300 petition signatures to Council member Cecil Bothwell. The city was lucky in 2005, after hundreds of citizens fought the good fight and thousands stepped up to voice their opposition to a wrongheaded plan that would have done great harm to Asheville’s future. That, too, was a "done deal." … Fast-forward seven years, to now, and we witness a sad day for Asheville. It is a sad day because those other Council members who could have done something great for the city lost their vision. What is that proverb? “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” When Clare and I presented those petition signatures to Bothwell, we also signed a cover letter in support of the Basilica’s plan, which City Council was too blind to see. That plan had vision, and soul. Unfortunately, the McKibbon greed will hurt our lovely city, and all those good folk who showed up to fill several chambers at City Hall to voice their opposition were the ones City Council failed to see or hear. ... — Roger Smith Asheville

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oLD history Dies harD As Nelda Holder's Sept. 18 online story on the Asheville City Council's meeting with General Assembly representatives reminds us, the focus of acting in good faith in the possible seizure of Asheville's water system remains entirely on the city [see]. But isn't what's good for the goose also good for the gander? Where's the sense of good faith from the two legislators pushing this seizure, Reps. Chuck McGrady and Tim Moffitt? McGrady cited, yet again, history as the reason for snatching Asheville's water system, and we are talking old history, by actors who haven't had power in years. The city changed its ways and is now in compliance with the Sullivan Acts. Is this the way these two men think people should treat each other? Punish them after they've reformed? It's not the way I treat people and I doubt it's the way the overwhelming majority of your readers treat people. The time is long past for these two legislators to set aside hypocrisy and act in good faith themselves. — Ellen D. Lyle Asheville

panhanDLing: it's time for some Change What's up with all these packs of people dressed in filthy rags (often with numerous dogs) demanding money just for simply passing by them? You can't avoid these packs of gypsies. They're everywhere downtown! What's even more ridiculous is that City Council has done absolutely nothing to effectively address this problem that could easily be corrected. The "spare change for real change" program has made no difference at all. It's just there for show. A more hands-on approach is needed;

you do this by keeping these people occupied with small tasks such as cleaning sidewalks, picking up trash, etc. You give them spare change for these tasks, withholding a certain amount for a permit. A permit of the same nature that street musicians must obtain in order to perform on the sidewalk. By doing these tasks they will be less apt to hassle people for money, thus creating a "win-win" situation. It's that simple. Also of very important note is that I know people sometimes have nowhere to go and simply need a little help. I've been there myself. However, a few of these people are violent, fresh out of county jail criminals, and will cuss you and fistfight you just for simply telling them you cannot spare any change. I've experienced this on numerous occasions. I strongly urge City Council to address this problem immediately! I'm sick and tired of not being able to walk a quarter-mile down the road simply to get groceries without having to be on guard for a violent attack. Most who are reading this live with these problems. It's time to speak out and share our solutions. — David Hall Asheville

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support the veteran's iD CarD aCt I would like to bring a topic to the public attention. There is currently a bill on the table in Congress called HR 2985, otherwise known as the The Veteran's ID Card Act. Currently the only people authorized to have a veteran's ID card are those who retired after 20 years of military service, and those who are 100-percent disabled. There are millions of other veterans out there who would like to be able to provide proof of honorable service to their country without having to produce their DD-214. Their

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many ameriCans have spoken The practice of accumulating toxic coal ash in marginally protected lagoons is unacceptable, reprehensible and must be stopped. Toxic metals become concentrated in coal ash and leach continually through the unlined lagoons, contaminating groundwater. There are many cases of disastrous breaches of coal-ash lagoons devastating entire communities around the country. In fact, the 2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee was perhaps the worst of its kind. Coal burning must stop eventually, but until then a far more effective method for disposal of coal ash is necessary for the health of our water and our lives. Americans of every background submitted more than 450,000 public comments during the EPA’s process of putting coal-ash standards in place. Many Americans have spoken, and hopefully their voices have not fallen on deaf ears. — Tracey Roizman Asheville

vote for keever is vote for average ameriCans Patsy Keever is running to represent WNC’s 10th District in Congress. This race presents a clear choice for voters. Patsy has stood up for “We, the People” all her life, from her teaching career to her service in the N.C. Legislature. On the other hand, her opponent, Patrick McHenry, has voted repeatedly for laws that help the rich get richer. Rather than tax the wealthy, he prefers to pull the safety net out from under the rest of us. That’s just not the American way. As a geriatric care manager I’m quite concerned that Patrick McHenry supports the Republican plan to undermine Medicare, the plan created by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. This plan funnels taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the insurance industry, while cutting benefits for the American people. Insurance executives are spending millions of dollars on advertising to deceive the public about the true nature of the Paul Ryan Medicare overhaul. Social Security is next on the chopping block. It’s not necessary to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and middle-class like Paul Ryan and Patrick McHenry want to do. A vote for Patsy Keever is a vote for average Americans. — Barbara McCampbell Asheville

moffitt is a home-run LegisLator Rep. Tim Moffitt has generated more bills in the past two years than any other freshman representative in N.C. legislative history. Out of 39

bills he sponsored or co-sponsored, 15 became law. The most notable of these laws was SL 2012-11, Annexation Reform 2 (dated June 10), which restored the right to vote on annexation to North Carolinians after 53 years. Another law removed limitations imposed on beer breweries on the sale of their product, resulting in Sierra Nevada and New Belgium breweries deciding to make Asheville their new home. These breweries are expected to generate new jobs. Rep. Moffitt also found funding for the construction of city water lines for residents in a contaminated site. And he has changed the ownership of Asheville Airport from a party of one to the Asheville Regional Airport in which all parties are equally represented on the airport authority board. He also played a major role in negotiations to change the ownership of the Agricultural Center from Asheville to the state of North Carolina. In the case of the AG Center, the city's debt was eliminated. Please consider Rep. Moffitt's attempts to improve the lives of his constituents as evidenced by his legislative record, rather than his political party or affiliations. For more detail on bills sponsored by Rep. Moffitt, please go to his legislative website at — Meiling Dai Asheville

vote Jane WhiLDen In 2010, a Raleigh tea-bag tycoon named Art Pope funded campaigns across the state through direct donations and through several political action committees. Pope targeted even the most moderate state assembly Democrats, as detailed in a New Yorker magazine investigation in October 2011. As a result, the Statehouse became not just right-wing, but radically rightwing. Radical right-wingers want to privatize or dismantle all parts of government that do not serve business. For them, democracy, financial and environmental regulation, the ability to sue for negligence, etc., are more than a bother — they cut into profit. In contrast, the politicians I’m volunteering for this year (Jane Whilden, Susan Wilson, Susan Fisher and Patsy Keever) believe government should exist to protect and empower everyone equally. They know that we all pool our taxes to build and operate roads, schools, research centers, parks, etc., for the benefit of all, including businesses. Government has to regulate responsibly in order to protect the public from unscrupulous polluters, cheaters and predators. All this brings me to Rep. Tim Moffitt. In 2010, Pope’s outfit targeted Moffitt’s opponent, Jane Whilden, sending out vicious negative mailers. Moffitt received $16,000 in direct Pope -family contributions as well as thousands in corporate PAC money. Moffitt won. In Raleigh, he propelled the radical agenda of gutting public education, women’s rights and laws that protect our environment. ... Despite the fact that commissioners represent all of Buncombe, voters can only vote for two candidates in their district, plus the chair. It’s a ploy to get two Republicans on the board, and it may not even work. Either way, taxpayers now have to fund two extra commissioner

salaries thanks to Moffitt’s little game. ... People know what they’re getting with Moffitt. Vote Jane Whilden. Read more at my blog, — Heather Rayburn Asheville

J.b. hoWarD WiLL put taXpayers first As a past candidate for Buncombe County commissioner, I had the privilege of getting to know most of the candidates during primary season. One person in particular stood out: J.B. Howard, candidate for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners chair. J.B. is honest, holds firmly to his strong values, is a champion of small business, and will stand up to special interests. On any day, you’re likely to find him outside a Lowes or Home Depot, talking to regular folks going about their business. A longtime resident, retired highway patrolman and successful small-business owner, J.B. understands the concerns of Buncombe citizens and small businesses, and will look out for their interests. With J.B. at the helm, gone will be the days when environmental clubs force a commission vote without input from the other side, or when special deals are given to friends and donors. J.B. will hold the line on taxes, make Buncombe County government more efficient and business-friendly and uphold your property rights. The board chair is a very important position; it sets the tone and agenda for the commissioners. We need a good, honest person with proven integrity. We need J.B. Howard as commission chair. — Linda Southard Candler

pat Cothran’s Drive is inDisputabLe Pat Cothran’s integrity and drive to get the job done right the first time are indisputable. During my tenure working for Old North State Title, I witnessed Pat’s unerring demands for accuracy and timeliness. She is both knowledgeable and fair in her business dealings: a no-nonsense approach tempered by the common sense sometimes lacking in government. As a Buncombe County native, Pat is an ideal choice to foster the values of our community in a position that requires a clear mind and unfettered allegiance to the truth. My 20-plus years experience in real estate convinces me that Pat Cothran is the best possible candidate for the office of register of deeds. She definitely gets my vote. — Donna Harris Asheville

DreW for DeeDs (anD aLL peopLe) Our region is growing and diversifying. People from outside the state and even outside the county continue to move to Buncombe County because of our breathtaking environment and the vibrant spirit of our people. Yes, indeed — we all come from many different

places and as a community, we welcome this diversity and demand that our elected officials remain responsive to the changing needs of our residents. Drew Reisinger, as Buncombe County’s register of deeds, recognizes our evolving population and has embraced the opportunities it presents. Since holding office, Reisinger has done much to improve service for every customer. He has added Spanish services for those who live, or are looking to do business, in Buncombe County. He has hired bilingual personnel and made services available in Spanish, whether online, by phone or in person. These actions demonstrate that he takes note of how our community is growing and implements proactive policies to continue a high level of service. As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I know that hard-working people from other countries support the growth and prosperity of their new communities. Certainly, the Latino community is very important to our region. Giving those who speak Spanish the ease to apply for marriage licenses, record property transactions and obtain birth certificates in their own language is an important step in improving the way we do business in Buncombe County. I’m proud of the work the register of deeds office has done to focus on customer service, and look forward to Mr. Reisinger’s continued, proactive leadership in that position. — Althea Gonzalez Asheville

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LegisLative CanDiDates spiLL baCkstories, vieWs on state by neLDa hoLDer To provide a glimpse of the more personal and philosophical sides of the Buncombe County candidates for N.C. House and Senate, Xpress asked each candidate (by phone or in person) the same handful of questions. Responding were susan Fisher, Democrat, House District 114 (unopposed); Nathan Ramsey, Republican, and susan Wilson, Democrat, House District 115; Tim Moffitt, Republican, and Jane Whilden, Democrat, House District 116; Rl Clark, Republican, and Martin Nesbitt Jr., Democrat, Senate District 49. (Tom Apodaca, Republican, Senate District 48, was unavailable; he is unopposed.)

“i think right noW the biggest probLem is the DramatiC poLitiCaL sWings, anD i think over time that's going to take Care of itseLf. it's kinD of a tWo-party state noW.”

Who or What most infLuenCeD you to enter pubLiC serviCe?

rep. tim moffitt

Rl Clark (N.C. Senate 1995-1998) was a small-business entrepreneur who'd just lost a gas-and-convenience store to a highway widening that left him in debt and out of sorts. "I had to close my doors and terminate 16 employees," he recalls. That led him into politics, which he'd never contemplated before. "I immediately think of Jamie Clarke," says susan Fisher, who once worked for the late three-term U.S. congressman on Capitol Hill. The way he responded to constituents, she says, inspired her to think, "I want to do this — do this in the way he does it. Every day, to be who you are in service to the public — that's where I got bitten." Incumbent Tim Moffitt hadn't thought of running either, until recruited by party leaders two years ago. But it was his father, an Army veteran, who most influenced that decision. His dad remembered that "public service" fondly and told his son stories about it. "I had that void in my life — of public service — and this was my opportunity to fill that void." "I was kind of drafted into it," says incumbent Martin Nesbitt Jr., who took his mother's place as a representative in 1979 when Mary Cordell Nesbitt died in office. He was 32 at the time. "It was a natural thing," admitted the 11-term representative, now running for his fifth term in the Senate. "And it's been a great life." Nathan Ramsey, former chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, stepped into public service because of a longheld belief that "you see where you can try to change your community … [and] one voice can make a difference." He ruefully adds, "You take one step, get in like quicksand."

sen. martin nesbitt Jr.

“i Don’t think gooD soLutions to probLems that affeCt our Citizens are partisan. i think gooD soLutions are nonpartisan. kinD of Like math. math is not partisan.”

Jane Whilden calls public service "genetic." Her grandfather and father were both in the legislature, and a family member even served in the colonial-era Virginia House of Burgesses. But her grandmother was her primary influence. "She was a very unusual woman for her time," says Whilden, who rode with her to take people to the polls to vote. "I can still see the car. It was a light green Chrysler. That's one of my favorite memories." For susan Wilson, public service was rooted in the home. "It didn't matter where you were. We were expected to come home, and the family would vote together,” says Wilson, who trudged back from college for the tradition. “The poll was just across the street. We would all meet up, walk across the street, vote, then have dinner."

What Do you see as the roLe of state government in the Lives of state resiDents, anD in What Ways Does the state government CurrentLy perform WeLL? poorLy?

"Being there for people who don't have a voice," declares Fisher. "I think we have a duty to educate, to keep safe, to provide opportunities to be healthy, because all of those things lead to the betterment of society for all of us. I think where we fall short is when we step in and try to control too much of things that can be handled at the local level."

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"Most people don't realize it, but state government is where most of the things that they see every day come from," Nesbitt says, ticking off a list including public schools, community colleges, universities, medical care, child care, roads. "By and large," state government is doing those things "extremely well." The exception? "We've done a poor job in mental health." "The state does a lot of things right," Ramsey agrees. He's proud of the state's role in providing the constitutionally required "sound and basic education" to every child, and in seeing that university education is provided as close to free as possible. "That's unique to North Carolina," he says, "and something we should be very proud of." "State governments were set up to make the lives of residents easier," says Wilson. Education and roads were early priorities. But now, she says, "it looks like they want to break the university system" through budget cuts. She also questions moves toward privatization in public education. "If you are making money off educating children, shame on you." "I stand for individual rights, constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free market," says Clark, who views every rule of every government as a tax that is passed on to customers. The state government’s role should be to reduce the tax burden "across the board," he says, while reducing rules and regulations that strangle many businesses. "I think we're doing well generally in attracting businesses to our state," Whilden

says. But she's "not sure we're doing as well as we can in education," given recent budget cuts. "Generally speaking, I think our state is very smart. We look forward, don't look backward. [We're] very innovative." Government's role, she says, is to "make sure all citizens in our state get equal access to things that are provided for in our Constitution." "I hadn't ever really thought about the role state government played," Moffitt admits. Now he sees that role as making the "day-today lives of residents go as smoothly as we can without involving ourselves in that pursuit." There are ways to improve in all areas of government, he adds, by being "more effective and results-oriented."

What Do you think WouLD improve the funCtion of the LegisLature? (give at Least one ConCrete eXampLe of a neeDeD Change.)

"I wish it wasn't as partisan," Moffitt says. "Because I'm not a partisan person. ... I don't think good solutions to problems that affect our citizens are partisan. I think good solutions are nonpartisan. Kind of like math. Math is not partisan." The biggest problem right now, says Nesbitt, "is the dramatic political swings, and I think over time that's going to take care of itself. It's kind of a two-party state now. We've got to have less trauma when we change parties. We can't have a stop-and-go North Carolina. That's what people are finding out is not healthy." Fisher calls the current lack of working "across the aisle" more "self-serving than public-serving." She advocates turning the redistricting process over to an independent commission, and she supports having the governor or an independent commission look at legislators’ pay. Legislators receive $13,591 annually, plus $559 per month in expenses; those in leadership positions earn more. "We are going to have fewer and fewer people coming from their communities to do these jobs ... if we don't do something with the pay," she believes. Clark recommends limiting legislators to no more than two or three terms in office. Because of the tremendous influx of specialinterest money, that would also curtail a lot of corruption, he says, acknowledging that his position goes against his own party. But he feels the status quo means being a legislator

"becomes a career, [and] citizens are not well served." Whilden would limit each legislative session to perhaps three or six months. "It's very hard on people in the hinterlands," she says of the current stop-and-start legislative process that brings the legislators back to Raleigh repeatedly. Wilson would institute bipartisan seat assignments as a means of promoting more communication across party lines. She also favors a [nonpartisan] redistricting committee. The current redistricting system, she adds, has sparked lawsuits and wasted time and money. "It's unfair to people," she says. "Move it closer to Asheville," Ramsey quips. That whimsy illustrates a more serious challenge. "The [legislative] solution that may work in our community may not work in coastal North Carolina, Chapel Hill or Raleigh," he points out. "I think that more authority should be given to local governments and to local school boards to make local decisions."

What neeDs in Western north CaroLina Do you feeL get the Least attention from the LegisLature, anD What Do you propose to aChieve improvement?

"I'm not sure the legislature really realizes the impact Asheville has on the rest of Western North Carolina," says Whilden, who thinks the area is seen more as a tourist trap than as the economic engine for Western North Carolina. She'd like to get the word out about innovations in the business community and creativity in schools and in community care. "I think we need to go and brag." “Western North Carolina, even before this current economic recession, has struggled economically," says Ramsey. Incomes are lower than the state average, median family incomes are generally about half those in metropolitan counties, and there's a higher cost of living. He proposes a "fundamental restructuring" of the distribution of university-system resources and programs, along with how community colleges are organized — two things he feels currently "put us at a disadvantage."

“over the Last severaL years, that is What has maDe us Continue to thrive — the inventiveness of our smaLL businesses. We neeD to reinforCe that.” rep. susan fisher

“the [LegisLative] soLution that may Work in our Community may not Work in CoastaL north CaroLina, ChapeL hiLL or raLeigh.” nathan ramsey

“if you are making money off eDuCating ChiLDren, shame on you.” susan WiLson

“i think you have to approaCh [improvement in WnC] from stateWiDe LeveLs beCause of the ConDition of the eConomy.” rL CLark

“generaLLy speaking, i think our state is very smart. We Look forWarD, Don’t Look baCkWarD.” Jane WhiLDen

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Fisher points to numerous de-annexation bills in the past session and laments that cities are less able to "provide a revenue base for city services," calling Asheville a good example. "People use city services, then they go home to the county and don't have to foot the bill." She promotes aid to small businesses. "Over the last several years, that is what has made us continue to thrive — the inventiveness of our small businesses. We need to reinforce that." Wilson cites the Tobacco Settlement Agreement as an example of how the legislature negatively affects this region. Money that was supposed to be used in WNC, she points out, was diverted elsewhere. "That's unacceptable to me." She supports infrastructure for high-speed Internet, expanded reach of community colleges, attention to WNC roads and bridges, and a solution to the environmental hazard of coal-ash dams here. Moffitt would move more transportation dollars from the center of the state to WNC, where the geography is unique, as is the wear and tear on roads. "I've been involved in transportation and road issues for 26 years professionally," he says. "My hope is to be the chair of DOT appropriations, where I can focus that expenditure toward us here in the mountains." "I see two major issues involved," says Clark — job creation and public education. To improve things in Western North Carolina, he explains, "I think you have to approach it from statewide levels because of the condition of the economy." "I know there's that perception, and from time to time that's true," Nesbitt says about any neglect of WNC. But he points to the WNC Agricultural Center, the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, and 10 new buildings at UNCA as examples of attention, along with "our share" of Medicaid, public school, community college and university dollars, and even roads. Still, given WNC's poverty and undereducated population, "anything that helps education, we end up benefiting from." X Contributing editor Nelda Holder can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 147, or at nholder@

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by margaret WiLLiams It’s election season — falling leaves, cool nights, and a host of voter forums, candidate photo ops, debate-watching parties and a nearlast-minute visit by Vice President Joe biden. October opened with the second of four local League of Women Voters forums. On a particularly dreary, drizzly Oct. 1, the league gave District 1, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, candidates a chance to meet voters and stake their positions. Republican don Guge and Democrats Holly Jones and Brownie Newman seemed to agree more than they disagreed, voicing support for such efforts as fighting childhood obesity, spurring economic development in the county and looking at possible ways for Asheville and Buncombe to cooperate or combine resources. They drew sharper lines on greenways and a nondiscrimination policy that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to the county personnel policy. The latter was pushed by the incumbent, Jones, but failed to

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get the votes from the current board earlier this year. Jones noted her continued support for the policy change, as did Newman. But Guge — a Woodfin detective — remarked, “I am against discrimination. … but when are we going to stop creating these lists?” As for greenways, Newman — a former Asheville City Council member and vice president of solar company FLS Energy — called himself a “big fan,” Jones clarified that while the county has approved a master plan, it has not set aside or created a funding mechanism for greenways, and Guge said he was “all for” them but says the money can be better spent on such pressing issues as helping the homeless. Further, Guge and Jones said that using emi-

nent domain to acquire land for greenways wasn’t an option; but Newman fine-tuned his point, noting that while he would seek public donations and support, the approach is a legal option for acquiring property for public purposes. There’s more, but for the full story from Contributing Editor Nelda Holder, go to lc or The next day, Biden descended on Asheville. His sixth trip to North Carolina this election season, he fired up both sides of the aisle by remarking that the middle class has been “buried” in recent years. For more photos of the event, go to Mountain Xpress Reporter Caitlin Byrd’s report at

info Campaign voter information: If you need information about voting (precinct, district, polling place), you may call the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 250-4200, or access it through the North Carolina State Board of Elections’ website (ncsbe. gov) or Buncombe’s ( registration: The registration deadline for voting is Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m., unless you use the One-Stop Voting service, which allows you to register and vote in one stop (see below). one-stop and early voting: Thursday, Oct. 18, to Saturday, Nov. 3 (1 p.m.). Call 250-4200 for Buncombe County one-stop locations closest to you, or go to For earlyvoting info, go to and click on the PDF file. absentee voting: Absentee ballot requests are due Tuesday, Oct. 30, unless you are sick or incapacitated. Ballots are due back at Board of Elections on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information, call 250-4200 or go to the Buncombe BOE website for more information ( military and overseas absentee voting: Ballots are due by close of polls on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.); voters may alternatively use a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB). For more information, call 250-4200 or go to the state website: election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6 — all precincts open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find your precinct location, call 250-4200 or go to

On Wednesday, the campaign train churned on: 11th Congressional District candidate Hayden Rogers toured the local Thermo Fisher Scientific plant, and both Republicans and Democrats hosted watch-the-Romeny-Obama debate parties. There seemed to be little local buzz, however, on the debate between North Carolina gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Walter dalton, broadcast earlier the same night. The Charlotte Observer headline read, “Dalton, McCrory Trade Snarls in First Debate.” For the full report, go to Stay tuned: Early voting begins Oct. 17, and the league hosts another forum Monday, Oct. 15 (see “Campaign Calendar”). X News Editor Margaret Williams can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 152, or at mvwilliams@mountainx. com. Send your election udpates to or Contributing Editor Nelda Holder at

CaLenDar thursday, 10/11 Campaign Appreciation Event for Carol peterson, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, hosted by John Young at Weaverville Town Hall. Free event; hot dog dinner included; 5:30-8 p.m.

Women Voters, Canary Coalition, OccupyWNC, and Smoky Mountain News. The moderated event will feature one representative from each sponsor as panelists, and will include questions chosen from audience submissions.

monday, 10/15 League of Women Voters Forum for District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (terry van Duyn, michelle pace Wood, Democrats; Joe belcher, David king, Republicans) and District 116, NC House of Representatives (Jane Whilden, Democrat; tim moffitt, Republican), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Skyland Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Miller Road (where Long Shoals meets Hendersonville Road). Moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville; cosponsored by 570 WWNC and 880, Mountain Xpress, The Urban News, Carolina Public Press.

tuesday, 10/16 The Asheville Civitan Club hosts a forum for the candidates for chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and candidates for Commission District 1 at noon in Tuton Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. in downtown Asheville. Each candidate willl speak and then answer audience questions. The public is invited; lunch is available ($10) by emailing by Friday, Oct. 12. For information, call 231-9273.

monday, 10/15 A Nonpartisan Candidate Issues Forum will take place in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library in Sylva, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Candidates attending include hayden rogers, U.S. Congressional District 11; Jim Davis and John snow, N.C. Senate District 50; mike Clampitt and Joe sam Queen, N.C. House District 119; and marty Jones and mark Jones, Jackson County Commission District 4. The event is open to the pulic, and is sponsored by the Macon County League of

tuesday, 10/23 The Asheville Civitan Club hosts a forum for the candidates for Districts 2 and 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, at noon in Tuton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., downtown Asheville. Each candidate will speak and then answer audience questions. The public is invited; lunch is available ($10): Email by Friday, Oct. 12. For information, call 231-9273. Candidates are encouraged to send public event notices for this calendar to Submission deadline is Thursday morning before the next Wednesday edition.

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save the ameriCan Chestnut asheviLLe-baseD founDation hosts internationaL summit oCt. 19-21 by Jo-Jo JaCkson Thanks to researchers, volunteers and an Asheville-based foundation dedicated to the project, the American chestnut may thrive again. Once common in Eastern U.S. forests, the species was decimated by a disease accidentally imported to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. On Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21, the American Chestnut Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service will co-host a conference detailing efforts to develop blight-resistant seeds, plant trees and restore what was lost. “So much of what the world is today, we realized, is because of the choices we make,” says Patrick McMillan, the conference keynote speaker. A renowned naturalist featured on ETV’s Expeditions with Patrick McMillan, he explains that the chestnut’s tale is one example of a “butterfly effect” caused by humankind’s individual actions on the natural world. A nonnative chestnut species was “brought over from Eurasia to the New York Botanical Garden; [these trees] had blight, and within the next couple decades [American] chestnuts were wiped out everywhere,” he explains. A professor and the director of Campbell Museum of Natural History at Clemson University in South Carolina, McMillan also observes that humankind is part of the biodiversity of the natural world; as such, we can have a negative or positive effect on the environment. “The choices you make are going to last a thousand years on this planet, regardless if anyone ever remembers your name — ever knows who you are. The world will never forget.” But there is a chance to recover some of what was lost. According to Paul Franklin, communications director for the American Chestnut Foundation, since 1983 the nonprofit has been dedicated to developing a blight-resistant seed. Since 2009, the foundation has made Asheville its home and planted restoration trees — nearly 10,000 sap-

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nuts: The American chestnut once thrived in the Eastern U.S., especially the Appalachians. Efforts to revive the tree — decimated by an invasive fungus — are under way and show promise. Photo by Bill Rhodes

lings were reintroduced into the forest last year, he reports. The Oct. 19-21 summit is the first of its kind, says Franklin, noting that the foundation hopes to strengthen its presence in Asheville and share the progress it has made. In addition to McMillan’s address, attendees will be able to partake in a number of educational sessions throughout the summit, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, says Frankin. Session topics range from chestnut genetics and diseases to chestnut culture and history, and include scientific presentations as well as handson workshops in American chestnut planting and maintenance. “A number of the workshops have been geared toward people who are simply enthusiasts who want [to know] more about what’s happening,” Franklin says. “We offer workshops on how to identify chestnuts, common pests — things you would encounter in your backyard.” He adds, “We want to let people know we’re here and invite the general public to come in and experience what is happening with the chestnut. … This is one of the largest restoration projects

of a species that has ever taken place, and it has taken us 30 years to get here.” But as McMillan muses, “Nature is only nature if you include man. Once people start to understand that, there’s a chance of preserving life on the planet in the long term.” Full registration for the summit includes meals, workshops, demonstrations and presentations. Day passes are available, and there are all-inclusive student passes for those with a valid student ID. A variety of attendance options and prices are available for the Friday-Sunday event, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Asheville. In addition, there are a number of special events, including a Saturday evening gala dinner featuring a performance by singer Sarah Tucker and guitarist Elijah McWilliams, and a presentation by Dr. James Hill Craddock of the University of Tennessee. For detailed information, visit, contact the American Chestnut Foundation at chestnut@ or call 281-0047. X Freelance writer Jo-Jo Jackson is based in Asheville.



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Doors open at 6 p.m. Join us for a special evening with renowned integrative health specialist, Dr. Andrew Weil as he presents Spontaneous Happiness. He’ll discuss how the food we eat affects our mental and physical wellbeing, and what we can do outside of traditional medicine to achieve sustainable balance and serenity through life’s inevitable dark patches.

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calendar categories community events & workshops / social & shared-interest groups / government & politics / seniors & retirees / animals / technology / business & careers / volunteering / health programs / support groups / helplines / sports groups & activities / kids / spirituality / arts / spoken & written word / festivals & gatherings / music / theater / comedy / film / dance / auditions & call to artists Calendar for oCtober 10 18, 2012 Unless otherwise stated, events take plaCe in asheville, and phone nUmbers are in the 828 area Code. day-by-day Calendar is online Want to find out everything that's happening today -- or tomorrow, or any day of the week? Go to www. weekday abbreviations: SU = Sunday, MO = Monday, TU = Tuesday, WE = Wednesday, TH = Thursday, FR = Friday, SA = Saturday

AnimAls a parrot's point of view • SA (10/13), 10am - "Parrots are unique and intelligent and require a special kind of care. Taking time to

understand life from their point of view can improve our relationship and prevent problems. Gain insight at this course, hosted at 434 Cedar Hill Road, Alexander. Free. Info: asheville pet oUtreaCh • Asheville Pet Outreach Program seeks a lead volunteer coordinator. Responsibilities include door-todoor outreach, data collection, community partnerships, events and more. Two Saturdays per month required. Non-paid position. Info and resume: • Outreach Volunteers are also needed to engage in door-to-door outreach in underserved communities. Info and application: apop@ brother wolf animal resCUe • Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., seeks foster homes and volunteers for its no-kill shelter.

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CAn’t FinD your grouP’s listing? Due to the abundance of great things to do in our area, we only have the space in print to focus on timely events. Our print calendar now covers an eight-day range. For a complete directory of all Community Calendar groups and upcoming events, please visit www.mountainx. com/events. In order to qualify for a free listing, an event must cost no more than $40 to attend and be sponsored by and/or benefit a nonprofit. If an event benefits a business, it’s a paid listing. If you wish to submit an event for Clubland (our free live music listings), please e-mail

FrEE listings To submit a free listing: online submission form (best): submission E-mail (second best): Fax (next best): (828) 251-1311, Attn: Free Calendar mail: Free Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in person: Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), second floor, downtown Asheville. Please limit your submission to 40 words or less. Questions? Call (828) 251-1333, ext. 365.

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

Who done it? Everyone is a suspect when a snow storm traps eight guests in Monkswell Manor Guest House following a murder. See Agatha Christie’s classic mystery The Mousetrap, performed by the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre in Bryson City Friday, Oct. 12 through Monday, Oct. 22. (pg. 31) Photo by Dyane Hayes. Volunteers for the Second Chances Thrift Store also needed. Decide your own adoption fee for cats and kittens throughout October. Foster: or 273-1428. Volunteer: or 423-2954. GUided bird walk • SA (10/13), 9am - A guided bird walk, sponsored by ECO and the Henderson County Bird Club, will depart from Jackson Park, 801 Glover St., Hendersonville. Free. Info: 692-0385.

Art 16 patton Located at 16 Patton Ave. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., 12-5pm (through October). Info: or 2362889. • Through SU (10/14) - Landscape Heart, works by Mark Henry, and

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Here Comes the Sun, works by Karin Jurick.

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based artists, will be on display in Gallery A.

aloft hotel 51 Biltmore Ave. 11am-midnight daily. Info: hotels/67/aloft-asheville. • Through FR (11/30) - The Travelers, braille-based art by Kenn Kotara. Info: 236-2265.

appalaChian state University 423 West King St., Boone. Info: or 262-3017. • Through SA (2/9) - Spaces of the Brain, works by Jedrzej Stepak, will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery. • Through SA (11/24) - Roadside Attraction, works by Karen Bondarchuk, will be on display in Gallery B. --- At a Glance, works by Curt Brill, will be on display in the Mayer Gallery. • Through SA (10/27) - My Second World: Contemporary Painting from the Private Collection of Christopher Sztyber, will be on display in the Main Gallery. • Through SA (12/1) - Forever Protected, paintings for the Blue Ridge Conservancy by Gayle Stott Lowry, will be on display in the Community Gallery. • Through SA (11/10) - ArtJam: 6 Artists, 6 Media, featuring Virgina-

art at brevard ColleGe • Through FR (11/2) - An art faculty exhibition will be on display in the Spiers Gallery, 1 Brevard Drive, Brevard. Info: 884.8188 or www.

ameriCan folk art and framinG Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 281-2134. • Through WE (10/10) - Transitions, works by self-taught Southern artists. • Through SU (10/28) - Daniel Johnston: Masterful Pottery. appalaChian pastel soCiety JUried exhibition • TH (10/18) through FR (12/14) - The Appalachian Pastel Society will present its National Juried Exhibition at The Asheville School’s Crawford Art Gallery, 360 Asheville School Road. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm.

art at mars hill ColleGe Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am5pm. Info: • TH (10/11) through SU (11/4) The Invitational Alumni Exhibit will feature works by Court McCracken, Tim Murray, Ryan Phillips and Robert Poe. • TH (10/11), 5-6pm - Opening reception. art at UnCa Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • Through FR (10/26) - Lia Cook: Bridge 11 will be on display at UNCA's Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, 1181 Broyles Road, Hendersonville.

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a triumph of corn What: Eliada's annual corn maze, to benefit the nonprofit's work with high-risk children and adolescents. Where: Eliada campus, 2 Compton Drive, Asheville. When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28. $9; $6 ages 4-11. Info and times: Why: A corn maze without corn is just an open field — lovely to look at, but not a great place to spend an afternoon. For the past four years, Eliada, a nonprofit agency that serves local children and families, has presented acres of corn for autumn-enthusiasts looking to help the community. But this year, 90 percent of its corn seedlings were destroyed by crows. Through the help of volunteer farmer Bud Sales and the local agricultural extension office, Eliada replanted nearly all of its 12 acres of corn. A noisemaker system blasted a horn every 30 minutes to keep the crows away. The new crop thrived. The organization chose a tropical variety of corn designed to flourish in long, hot summers. "The corn will stay green and lush even farther into the maze season," says Carolyn Ashworth, director of development for the Eliada Foundation. "Thick fields of green corn are definitely better for a corn maze than the dry brown stalks you often see as the season progresses." The corn maze is just one of Eliada's attractions this year. Every weekend through Sunday, Oct. 28, there will be a hay rides, giant tube slides, a large sandbox filled with corn kernels and a storybook trail for younger kids. The funds support Eliada's residential and day-treatment programs for high-risk children and adolescents, child-development services and therapeutic recreation program. There are few things more autumnal than a lazy afternoon lost in the corn. So see Eliada's new crop for yourself and join with members of the community to support Eliada's ongoing work with local children.

• Through TU (10/23) - The annual Art Front Exhibit, featuring works in various media by members of UNCA's student art organization, will be on display in Highsmith Gallery. • Through TU (10/23) - Annual Invitational Art Exhibition will be on display in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. asheville area arts CoUnCil: the artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: • Through TU (10/30) - Works by Tami Beldue. 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: www.ashevilleart. org or 253-3227. • Through SU (11/25) - High, Low and In Between. Artist Mel Chin extracted images from 25 volumes of Funk and Wagnall’s 1953 encyclopedia and edited them as collages freed of their historical context.

On display in the museum's East Wing, main level. • Through SU (1/20) - Chasing the Image, works by Madeleine d’Ivry Lord and Sally Massengale, will be on display in the North Wing. • Through SU (1/6) - Art/Sewn, "works of art in which sewing is integral to the making and viewing experience." • FR (10/12), noon - Lunchtime Art Break: Art/Sewn, with clothing designer Brooke Priddy. This tour is designed to engage guests in dialogue with artists, educators, docents and staff. Free with membership or museum admission.

St. Sponsored by Carolina Lettering Arts Society. Info: 252-8729.

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graphs by Jeff Rich, will be on display Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm.

242 Clingman Ave. Info: or 253-2177.

flood Gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: or 2542166. • Through TU (10/30) - Paintings by Juie Rattley III.

Jonas Gerard fine art

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240 Clingman Ave. Daily, 10am6pm. Info: or 350-7711. • TH (10/18) through MO (11/12) - October Picante, works by Jonas Gerard. • TH (10/18), 6pm - Opening reception.

109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am4pm. Info: • Through TU (10/30) - Timeline, works by Bridget Conn.

skyUka fine art 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and by appointment. Info: or 8173783. • Through WE (10/31) - Recent works by Richard Christian Nelson.

blaCk moUntain Center for the arts Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: or 669-0930. • Through FR (10/12) - David Young and Julia Burr: Streaming, photography and sculpture sponsored by WildSouth.

haen Gallery 52 Biltmore Ave. Wed.-Fri., 10am6pm; Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 254-8577. • SA (10/13) through FR (11/30) Lynn Boggess: New Work 2012.

CalliGraphiC art exhibit • Through TU (10/30) - Grace, calligraphy pieces from various North Carolina artists, will be on display at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak

folk art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Info: or 298-7928. • Through TU (10/30) - Works by Elizabeth Garlington (fiber) and Drew Langsner (wood).

helpmate Clothesline proJeCt • MO (10/15) through MO (10/22) - An exhibition of T-shirts created by survivors, friends and family of domestic and sexual violence victims will be on display in the YWCA lobby, 185 S. French Broad Ave, in honor of Domestic Violence

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old tools and blUe ridGe pottery • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (10/27), 10am4pm - The Blue Ridge Art Guild and Yancey History Association present a double exhibition in the historic McElroy House, 11 Academy St., Burnsville. Old tools and Blue Ridge pottery will be featured alongside BRAG artist paintings. $3/members free. Info: pink doG Creative A multi-use arts space located at 342 Depot St. Info: • Through SA (12/15) - Watershed: The French Broad River, photo-

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: seven sisters Gallery

stUdio b A framing studio and art gallery at 171 Weaverville Highway, Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am-5:30pm and Sat. 10am-3pm. Info: or 225-5200. • Through SA (11/10) - Along the Way, paintings by Brennen McElhaney.

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sUnday serenade and art show • SU (10/14), 10am-5pm - Singersongwriter Jeremiah Greer and artist Kasha Baxter host an afternoon of original music and art at Wall Street Coffe House, 62 Wall St. Info: wallstreetcoffeehouse@gmail. com or www.wallstreetcoffeehouse.

• Through TH (11/1) - Sink or Swim, works by Julie Armbruster, Tiffany Ownbey and Joyce Thornburg, will be on display at Clingman Cafe,

swannanoa valley fine arts leaGUe Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain.

117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 669-5107. • Through SU (11/4) - Works by Jenny Buckner.

Info: or www. • Through WE (10/31) - Autumn Inspirations, an all media show highlighting the fall season. the bender Gallery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon5pm. Info: www.thebendergallery. com or 505-8341. • Through FR (12/28) - Vitric Compositions: Assemblages in Glass, sculptures by Martin Kremer, Toland Peter Sand and William Zweifel.

oct. 31. Info: www.ashevillefringe. org. asheville holiday parade • Through WE (10/10) - Applications for the Asheville Holiday Parade will be accepted through oct. 10. Info: asheville theatre festival • TH (10/11), 7pm - Auditions for Asheville Theatre Festival's production of Starbuck by Whalelight will be held at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. Info: 450-5462.

transylvania CommUnity arts CoUnCil Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am4:30pm. Info: www.artsofbrevard. org or 884-2787. • FR (10/12) through TU (11/6) Works by members of the Southern Appalachian Photographers Guild.

blUe raGe of asheville • TH (10/18) & FR (10/19), noon4pm - Artists are invited to submit works that represent "Colors in Time" for Blue Rage of Asheville's Chamber of Commerce grand opening ribbon cutting event and exhibit. Hand deliver submissions to Blue Rage of Asheville, 8 College St. Info: 450-1985.

tryon painters and sCUlptors • Through SU (11/11) - The Tryon Painters and Sculptors juried art show will be on display at 26 Maple St., Tryon. Info:

blUe ridGe holiday market • Through FR (11/9) - Applications from local vendors will be accepted by Blue Ridge Community College's holiday market through nov. 9. Info: or 694-4747.

vadim bora retrospeCtive • Through TH (11/30) - A retrospective of sculptor and painter Vadim Bora will be on display in Warren Wilson College’s Elizabeth Holden Gallery. Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4pm; Sun., 1-4pm and by appointment. Info: or 771-3038.

eCo arts award • Through TU (1/15) - Eco Arts Awards will accept submissions for its songwriting, art, literature, video, photography and repurposed-material competitions through Jan. 15. Info:

workinG Girls stUdio and Gallery • Through FR (12/7) - New works by painter Eli Corbin and photographer Lynne Harty will be on display at Working Girls Studio and Gallery, 30 Battery Park Ave., Suite 200. Info: or 243-0200. Zapow! 21 Battery Park, Suite 101. Mon., Wed. & Fri., noon-8pm. Thurs., noon-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun. 1-6pm. Info: or 575-2024. • Through SU (11/18) - Dia de los Muertos, a group show featuring "works honoring the dearly departed." Zen-doodle • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 10amnoon - This group of "outsider Zentanglers" meets twice monthly at Random Arts, 481 Louisiana Ave., Saluda. Free to attend; new members welcome. Info: c_langsdorf@

auDitions & CaLL to artists asheville frinGe arts festival • Through WE (10/31) - Applications for the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival will be accepted through

fiCtion Contest • Through TH (11/1) - The Fountainhead Bookstore will accept submissions for its Family Gatherings fiction contest through nov. 1. Info: www.fountainhead or 697-1870. reGional artist proJeCt Grant • Through TU (10/16) - The Regional Artist Project Grant will accept applications from developing arts professionals who reside in Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell or Yancey counties. Info:, or 258-9525. santa's palatte holiday show • Through MO (11/12) - TC Arts Council's Santa's Palatte Holiday Show will accept applications from artists and crafters through nov. 12. Info: or 884-2787. tC arts CoUnCil artmart • Through FR (11/2) - TC Arts Council's ArtMart will accept applications from artists and crafters through nov. 2. Info: or 884-2787. witChes of east end tv pilot • Extras are sought for the television pilot of Witches of East End, to be filmed in WNC and Wilmington. Info and casting requirements:

benefits a niGht in the forest • TH (10/11), 6-9pm - "A Night in the Forest," to benefit the western north Carolina alliance, will be hosted by Asheville Affiliates at The Lift, 349 Depot St. The evening will feature food, drinks and local music. $30/$25 in advance. Info: animal Compassion network • TH (10/11), 5:30-9:30pm - A release party for the Thirsty Monk's MUTT 57 beer, to benefit animal Compassion network, will be held at Thirsty Monk South, 1836 Hendersonville Road. Dogs welcome. Free to attend. Info: www. or asheville CyCloCross • SU (10/14), 11:30am-6pm - Pisgah Brewing Company will host cyclocross racing to benefit wnC trips for kids. The event will culminate with a performance by Chalwa (reggae) at 3:30pm. Free to attend. Info: Cd release party • FR (10/12), 7-9:30pm - "Miners and Mountains Revelry," to benefit friends of blair mountain, will celebrate the release of Blair Pathways' new music compilation with information about mountaintop coal removal and performances by Jamie Laval and 2/3 Goat. Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. $5. or 255-8115. Charity estate art sale • TH (10/11) through SU (10/14) The Charity Estate Art Sale, to benefit Carepartners, will feature art furnished by Marcia Kelly. Held at 105 Fairview Road. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info and hours: 777-0773. CommUnity health fair for breast CanCer awareness • MO (10/15), 8-11am & 4-7pm - A health fair will feature cancer prevention education, nutritional and cardiovascular information, plus health screenings and fitness assessments led by professionals. There will also be a raffle and walk-a-thon. Proceeds benefit the american Cancer society. Held at Ladies Workout Express, 802 Fairview Road. Free. Info: 298-4667 or disabled ameriCan veterans of asheville Golf toUrnament • TH (10/11), 1-6pm - A golf tournament, to benefit disabled american veterans of asheville, will be held at Asheville Municipal Golf Course, 226 Fairway Drive. $125. Info: or 273-4975. draw down fUndraiser • SA (10/13), 5:30pm - The third annual Draw Down Fundraiser, to


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benefit north henderson high school athletic programs, will feature door prizes, a silent auction and more. Held at North Henderson High School, 35 Fruitland Road. $100 includes certificates for two steak dinners from Outback and a chance to win $5000. Info: dennisbousson@

complete information see my blog: 150th anniversary of the Civil war • Through TU (10/30), 10am-5pm - Henderson County Heritage Museum will observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with never-before-seen artifacts including military weaponry and uniforms at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 6941619.

mason herbert benefit • SA (10/13), 9am-3pm - The Penny Center Thrift Shop will celebrate the grand opening of its new location, 2230 Smokey Park Highway, with live music, door prizes, a ribbon cutting ceremony, a car/ motorcycle show and a free moon bounce. The event will also include a bake sale, hotdog lunch and raffle; all proceeds benefit mason herbert, a local student severely injured in a recent ATV accident. Info:

aCryliC paintinG Class • WEDNESDAYS through (11/7), 10am-noon - Acrylic painting classes will be offered by the Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. $15 per month includes supplies (except brushes). Registration required. Info: or 350-2051.

pan harmonia • FR (10/12), 7:30pm - Pan Harmonia will host a benefit concert for the mitchell County historic Courthouse foundation at the courthouse, Crimson Laurel Way and Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville. $15/$12 in advance. Info:

all sCales model railroad show • SA (10/13), 10am-5pm & SU (10/14), noon-4pm- The All Scales Model Railroad Show will feature dozens of model trains and hobby and toy vendors at the WNC Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. $6 for two days/children 12 and under free. Info: or 6852726.

swinG for a CaUse • WE (10/10) - Swing for a Cause golf tournament, to benefit mission breast program, will be held at the Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road. $200 for both days. Info and time: 2589183.

asheville ComiC expo • SA (10/13), 11am-7pm - The Asheville Comic Expo will feature comic book vendors, artists, writers and panel discussions. Held at the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $5/children 12 and under free. Info:

the soiree at kalamaZoo • SU (10/14), 3-6pm - The Soiree at Kalamazoo, to benefit the madison County arts Council and the franklin project, will feature music by Bobby Hicks and Blue Wheel Drive and Joe Penland, along with food and a silent auction. Held at the site of the old Kalamazoo Presbyterian Church and School, Little Pine Road at Paw Paw Road, Marshall. $30. Info: walk a mile in her shoes • FR (10/12), 4:30pm - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, to benefit mainstay, will feature an open house, refreshments and an awareness walk. Open to men and women; shoes provided. Departs from Mainstay, 133 5th Ave. W., Hendersonville. Free. Info: walkamile. walk for wishes • SA (10/13), 10:30am - Walk for Wishes, to benefit make-a-wish Central and western north Carolina, will feature a one-mile, family-friendly walk. Held at Carrier Park, 500 Amboy Road. $5/children 11 and under free. Info: walk, rUn or roll • SA (10/13), 9:30am - The Walk, Run or Roll 10K, to benefit eblen

pottery for the people: The annual Spruce Pine Potters Market is a celebration of all things ceramic. Browse works by 30 of WNC’s most renowned potters on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. (pg. 53).

Charities, will be held on the campus of A-B Tech. $10/kids free. Info:

business & teChnoLogy aaaC artist's CUrriCUlUm instrUCtors • The Asheville Area Arts Council seeks instructors for its Artist's Curriculum program to provide business management training for creative professionals. Topics include financial management, software, business planning, graphic production, marketing, etc. Interested instructors are invited to apply: internet for beGinners, part i • TU (10/16), 2-4:30pm - An internet class for beginners will focus on using web addresses and becoming familiar with Internet Explorer. Computer basics class or familiarity with keyboard and mouse required. Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Free. Info and registration: 250-4754. moUntain biZworks workshops 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 2532834 or www.mountainbizworks. org.

• MONDAYS, noon & WEDNESDAYS, 4:30pm - An informational meeting about Mountain BizWorks' programs will help businesses make the first step toward accessing the organization's services. Free. Info and registration: or 253-2834. • TH (10/11), 6-9pm - Express Foundations, a fast-paced version of the Foundations curriculum, uses an integrated approach to emphasize the cross-development of financial and marketing elements. This five-week course meets every Thursday. Sliding scale. Info and registration: or 253-283 • TH (10/11), 6-9pm - Food, agriculture and rural enterprises are invited to turn business ideas into business plans during this eight-week course. Meets in Hendersonville and Sylva. Sliding scale. Info and location: ashley@mountainbizworks. org or 253-2834, ext. 27. UnCa Career fair • TU (10/16), 11am-3pm - UNCA will host a career and graduate school fair in the university's Kimmel Arena. Free. Info: http:// or 251-6515.

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CLasses, meetings & events learn to knit at pUrl's yarn emporiUm (pd.) On Wall Street downtown: Beginning Knit :1st and 2nd Wednesdays, 6-8pm; Intermediate Knit: 3rd and 4th Wednesdays. • $40/4 hours of instruction. 828-2532750. www.purlsyarnemporium. com maC basiCs Classes at Charlotte street CompUters (pd.) Mac Basics Computer Classes are being held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street. Class time is 12:15 12:45pm.  Mondays - Mac OS X, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month - iPhoto, 2nd Tuesday Safari & Mail, 4th Tuesday - iMovie Basics, 5th Tuesday - Alternate between Garageband and iWork Essentials, Wednesdays - iPad Basics. Registration is just $9.99 at  asheville newComers ClUb (pd.) A great opportunity for women new to the area to make lasting friends, explore the surroundings and enrich their lives.

Contact us! mediCine walk retreat (pd.) November 9-11, Highlands NC: JOIN US for a weekend of self-discovery in a Woman-Centered Space. Explore the Lakota Seven Rites Teachings and Experience the healing of a Sacred Pipe Ceremony with earth-based curandera (healer) Niccole asheville QUilt GUild meetinG (pd.) October 16 Explore machine quilting as Art Quilter Patsy Thompson demonstrates "Thread Power, 7 p.m., Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, yoGa Cosmos & shine fridays (pd.) 5pm- 90 mins. of dynamic yoga connection from the inspiration of Richard Fabio. Sundays 10 am. Cultivate confidence and an easy spirit through alignment with Kim Drye. Lighten Up Yoga, 60 Biltmore Ave, 254-7756 yarn mandala weavinG workshops (pd.) Fri-Sun take any 1, 2 or 3 days, for $35, $55, or $75 for all 3. Internationally known weaver has moved to Forks of Ivy arts gallery, one mile south of Mars Hill. For

asheville sister Cities • TH (10/18), 8pm - “Maya Sites of Northern Yucatan," a lecture by Maya expert George Stuart, will be held in A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium. $10/$5 students. Preceding dinner by A-B Tech's Culinary Department at 6pm. $20. Reservations required: gwengh@ Children first/Cis mind the Gap toUr • TU (10/16), 3:30pm - The Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour will call attention to the issues in our community that hinder the success of children and families in poverty. Donations will not be requested. Info and registration: AdrienneA@ or 259-9717. domestiC violenCe viGil • WE (10/17), 6pm - Helpmate and the Asheville YWCA will host a vigil to honor victims and survivors of domestic abuse in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Held at 185 S. French Broad Ave. Free and open to the public. Info: eliada Corn maZe • FRIDAYS, 4-8pm; SATURDAYS, 10am-8pm & SUNDAYS, 11am-7pm through (10/28) - This year's Eliada corn maze is based on the children's book Spookley the Square

Pumpkin. Maze features 12 acres of trails and three levels of difficulty. Located at 2 Compton Drive. $9/$6 children 4-11. Group rates available. Info: or 254-5356. events at montford books and more 31 Montford Ave. Info: or 285-8805. • FR (10/12), 5:30 pm - Acoustic songs and stories by local musician Jim Taylor. Refreshments will be offered. Free. frUGal artist meetUp • 3rd TUESDAYS, 6-8pm - The Frugal Artist Meetup will present art films at Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League's Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. No need to bring supplies. $5/$1 members. Info: www. or marilyndesigns@ Gm alUmni ClUb • TH (10/18), 11:30am - The WNC GM Alumni Club's luncheon meeting will feature Peter Barr and Lynn Killian Neill from Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. Held at the Hendersonville Country Club, 1860 Hebron Road. $16 for buffet lunch. Info: or 890-5811. 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: www. or 694-1619. • Through SU (12/30) - School Days: 1797-1940 will feature a complete timeline of that era for all schools in Henderson County, many of which no longer exist. in remembranCe • FR (10/12), 6:30pm - New Hopes New Beginnings will host a silent walk through downtown Asheville in remembrance of the domestic violence victims in North Carolina. Walk begins at Wick and Greene Jewelers, 21 Patton Ave. Info: or 277-3812. 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 and weekly topic: motorama Car show • SA (10/13), 10am-5pm - The Motorama car show will feature 2013 models and antique cars on Main Street in Hendersonville. Free. Info: 388-0671 or 693-9061. moUntain heritaGe Center On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free,

unless otherwise noted. Info: 2277129 or • Through FR (11/9) - Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, will focus on the "intersection between modes of travel and Americans’ desire for freedom of movement." • WEEKDAYS - Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains, a yearlong exhibit about the iconic author of Our Southern Highlanders. • FR (10/12), 4:30pm - The lecture “Captain Orr’s Badge: A Civil War Journey” will present the story of a Civil War-era badge that traveled from New York state to WNC. 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 SU (1/6) - After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals and Ice, featuring fossils and teeth, allows visitors to "touch the Ice Age." $3/$2 students, in addition to parking fee. pisGah astronomiCal researCh institUte Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or • FR (10/12), 7pm - A behind-thescenes tour will feature celestial observations through optical and radio telescopes. Be prepared for cool weather. $20/$15 seniors and

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willy thilly meetUp • FRIDAYS, 7-9pm - A community group for those who enjoy "fun conversation in a relaxed, sophisticated environment." All topics welcome. Held at North Asheville Recreation Center, 37 E. Larchmont Road. Free to attend. Info: (617) 699-1173.

• TUESDAYS, 9-11:30am - Rubber Bridge will be played at East Asheville Recreation Center, 906 Tunnel Road. No partner required. Info: 298-8979. silent witness exhibit • MO (10/15) through FR (10/26) - A traveling memorial featuring life-sized silhouettes will honor women and children who were murdered in North Carolina as a result of domestic violence. On display at various locations on A-B Tech's Asheville campus. Info: cprice@ smoky moUntain Chess ClUb • SA (10/13), 10am-5pm - The Smoky Mountain Chess Club tournament will be held at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. $10 for USCF rated players/$5 unrated. All ages and levels welcome. Info: www.brbooks-news. com or 456-6000. speed datinG • FRIDAYS, 7pm - Mountain Minglers offers a variety of speed dating events in a "casual, nopressure, alcohol-free environment." Held at various locations in Asheville. $20/$15 in advance. A portion of proceeds benefits a local

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(pd.) Drop in Classes: Monday 6-7 Fusion Bellydance • 7-8 Intro to Tribal • 7:30-9pm Bellydance. Tuesday 9-10am Hip Hop Booty Shakin Workout • 4-5 Girls Bellydance • 5:15-5:45pm Intro to Bellyydance, $7  •  6-7 Bellydance 1 • 7-8 Bellydance 2 • 8-9 Bellydance 3.  Wednesday 6-7 Intro to Bellydance • 7:30-9 Bellydance 2. Thursday 9-10am Bellydance Workout • 6-7pm Bollywood • 7-8pm Hip Hop. Friday 10-11am Bhangra Workout. • 6:30-7:30pm BellyFit $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. www.

• TH (10/18), 9pm - Slice of Life Comedy will celebrate its first anniversary with "The Beards of Comedy," featuring multiple comics, food and music by the Sugarfoot Seranaders. Held at the Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. $12/$10 in advance. Info: www. or

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:

UpriGht CitiZens briGade • TH (10/11), 7:30pm - The Upright Citizens Brigade touring company will perform in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. Ages 16

beGinner swinG danCinG lessons (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No part-

wnC wheels Car show • SA (10/13), 11am-3pm - The WNC Wheels Car Club show will be held at Apple Country Small Engines, 2560 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville. $5 to register. Info: or 702-2740.





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ner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www. spiral spirit eCstatiC danCe (pd.) Wed nights. Join us on the dance floor for movement meditation every Wed nites. We dance at Sol's Reprieve 11 Richland St. in West Asheville. Warmup at 6:30pm, circle at 7:00pm and the fee is $7.00. Contact Karen or

eCo elisha mitChell aUdUbon soCiety • TU (10/16), 7pm - Paul E. Super, Great Smoky Mountains National Park research coordinator, will highlight research projects on the flora and fauna of the Smokies at the next meeting of The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society. Held at UNCA's Reuter Center, Room 102. Free. Info: franklin Green drinks • 3rd THURSDAYS, 5:30-7pm - Franklin Green Drinks invites those interested in preserving the environment to meet at The Rathskeller, 58 Stewart St., Franklin. Free. Info: riverlink events Info: or 252-8474. • WE (10/10), 10am & 5pm Volunteer orientation will be held at the RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St. • WEDNESDAYS through (10/13) - "Get the Poop Out." Volunteers are needed to assist with bacteria sampling and clean-up efforts in the French Broad River. No experience necessary; training provided. Info and registration: Hartwell@wnca. org or 258-8737. • TH (10/18), 11:45am - A RiverLink Bus Tour of the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers will meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. $15. Info and reservations: 252-8474, ext. 11. sahC stream restoration workshop • TH (10/11), 10am-noon Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will offer a one-hour workshop on the benefits of stream restoration and mitigation in the Alexander community of Buncombe County. Free. Info, registration and directions: or 253-0095.

festivaLs appalaChian heritaGe festival • SA (10/13), noon-3pm - Featuring music by Cassey Dreisson and the Madison County Ballad Singers, a quilt show, biscuit and cornbread contests, crafts, face painting, raffles, a silent auction and more. Held in downtown Hot Springs. Proceeds benefit Hot Springs Community

"controversial, award-winning documentary, which some believe is actually a mockumentary, about the graffiti scene in Los Angeles." Held in conjunction with The Writing on the Pharoah’s Wall exhibit.

Learning Center. Info: http://avl. mx/l5. fall festival • SA (10/13), 10am-3pm - Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, will "celebrate the blessings of autumn" with live music, cloggers, children's activities, free hotdogs, a cake walk and more. Free. Info: tjmorse@charter. net or 298-7647.

asheville Qfest • TH (10/11) through SU (10/14) - The Asheville Qfest LGBTQ International Film Festival will feature the films Cloudburst, Tennessee Queer, Mississippi: I Am and more. Held at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. $9 per screening/$14 two screenings and after parties. Info:

fiesta latina • SA (10/13), noon-8pm - Fiesta Latina will feature Latin bands and dancers including Bachaco, Sin Fronteras and Cachita in Pack Square Park. Free. Info: (704) 7794500.

dream faCtory movie premiere • WE (10/10), 9:30pm - Ski Country Sports and the Asheville Ski Club will host the world premiere of The Dream Factory, "a cinematic voyage through Alaska's awe-inspiring expanse, rich history and colorful characters," at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon Ave. $5. Info: 254 2771 or http://

fUll speCtrUm farms harvest festival • SA (10/13), 11am-2pm - Full Spectrum Farms' Harvest Festival will feature games, crafts, activities for kids and a free-form corn maze. Held at 1185 Wayehutta Road, Cullowhee. Info: or heritaGe day at biG ivy • SA (10/13), 10am-4pm - Heritage Day at Big Ivy will feature food, crafts, history, Civil War reenactments and demonstrations. Held at Big Ivy Historical Park, 540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville. Free Info: 626-2522. hoptoberfest • SA (10/13), noon-8pm Hoptoberfest will feature more than 30 craft beers and food from the Fontana Bier Garden. A disc golf tournament begins at 10am. Live music from 1-10pm. Held at Fontana Village Resort, Highway 28 N., Fontana Damn. $25/age 21 and under free. Info: or 498-2211. Jammin’ at the millpond • SA (10/13), 10am-4pm - Held on the campus of Haywood Community College, this free bluegrass event showcases the college and the Appalachian heritage of WNC. The afternoon will include molasses-making demonstrations, food, a car show, garden tours, a fishing clinic, children’s activities and areas for open jams (bring instruments). Info: 627-4522 or JUmp off roCk fall fest • SA (10/13), 4-8pm - The Jump Off Rock Fall Fest will feature food and music by The Nightcrawlers Band. Held at Jump Off Rock in Laurel Park, Laurel Park Highway. Rain date Oct. 14. $15. Info: lonG man fest • SA (10/13), noon-8pm - Long Man Fest will feature rafting, familyfriendly entertainment, local beer, food trucks, artists, live music and more. Held at the Asheville Outdoor Center, 521 Amboy Road. $20/$15 in advance/$10 ages

from timbuktu to kalamazoo: The site of the old Kalamazoo Presbyterian Church and School will ring out with the sounds of fiddler Bobby Hicks. On Sunday, Oct. 14, this Grammy-award winning musician will raise funds for The Madison County Arts Council, alongside Blue Wheel Drive and Joe Penland. (pg. 22). 11-16/$5 children 10 and under. Info: mineral City heritaGe festival • SA (10/13), 7:30am-10:30pm - The Mineral City Heritage Festival will feature a farmers market, animal exhibits, pickle and pie contests and music by Brothers Harrell. Held in downtown Spruce Pine. Free to attend. Info: oktoberfest: asheville • SA (10/13), noon-6pm Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest will feature The Stratton Mountain Boys, seasonal beers, keg-rolling and a costume contest. Held on Wall Street. $25. Info: oktoberfest: Grind Cafe • FR (10/12) & SA (10/13), 6pm Oktoberfest will feature German food and the Mountain Top Polka Band at Grind Cafe, 136 West Union St., Morganton. German attire encouraged. $20/$17 dinner in advance/$7 music only. Info: or 430-4343. oktoberfest: sUGar moUntain • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 10am5pm - Oktoberfest will feature Spaten Oktoberfest beer, the Harbour Town Fest Band, Avery Smooth Dancers and the Mountain Laurel Cloggers. Held at Sugar Mountain Resort, 1009 Sugar

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Mountain Drive. Free. Info: www. or 8984521. pink Corn maZe & haUnted trail • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS through (10/28) - A corn maze, in support of breast cancer research, will feature pink heirloom corn at Taylor Ranch, 1005 Cane Creek Road, Fletcher. Fri., 4-11pm; Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 11am-9pm. The maze will also be open Mon., Oct. 29 - Wed., 10/31, 4-10pm. $12/$10 adults in advance/$8 ages 10 and under/$6 kids in advance/ ages 2 and under free. Admission to RanchFest, featuring live music, games and activities for kids, is included in the ticket price. Info: • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS through (10/28), 7-10pm - The Haunted Trail will feature "scary actors, creepy crawly events, Mountain Zombies and theatrical surprises." Ages 10 and up. $12/$10 in advance; cost includes Ranchfest activities, but not admission to the corn maze. the haUnted farm • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS, 7pm-midnight - The Haunted Farm, a 50-minute tour featuring three stages: "The Woods," "The Farm" and "The Haunted Hayride." 624 Townsend

Road, Hendersonville. $13. Info: Zombie pUb Crawl • SU (10/14), 7pm - The 2012 Zombie Pub Crawl will begin with a pre-party at ZaPow, 21 Battery Park, Suite 101, featuring free local beer, face painting, palm reading, zombie makeup, raffles and music by Ben Wilson. The event will then continue to various bars throughout downtown Asheville. Valid ID required. Info: ashtoberfest.

eCo environmental film festival • FR (10/12) & SA (10/13), 6:30pm - ECO’s Environmental Film Festival will feature films focused on "biodiversity and conservation of our natural heritage and the chemical burdens our bodies are exposed to." Held at Hendersonville Little Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. $15 per night. Info: soCial JUstiCe film niGht • FR (10/12), 7pm - Social Justice Film Night will feature A Message From the Marcellus, a film about hydraulic fracturing. Screened at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Donations accepted. Info: devwilliams@juno. com.

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fiLm add and lovinG it • WE (10/17), 7pm - ADD and Loving It chronicles the life and diagnosis of comedian Patrick McKenna as he learns the facts about ADD from several medical experts. Screened at Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: asheville art mUseUm Located on Pack Square. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Info: or 253-3227. • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 2pm The museum will host a screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop, a

• SA (10/13), 11am - Season's at Highland Lake Inn, 86 Lilly Pad Lane, Flat Rock, will host a cooking class focused on roasted chicken breast, cranberry-apple chutney and baked apples stuffed with almonds. $30. Info and registration: 696-9094. Cake deCoratinG Class • SU (10/14), 1pm - Greenlife Grocery, 70 Merrimon Ave., will host a Halloween-themed cake decorating class in the store's cafe. Free. Register at the customer service desk. Info: nicole.white@ fermentation workshop • SU (10/14), 3-7pm - A fermentation workshop will focus on sauerkraut, kim chi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, pickles and more. Held at Small Terrain, 278 Haywood Road.

$20-$40 sliding scale. Info: www. or 216-8102.

box of useful plants." Free. Info:

King Arthur Flour BAKing ClAss • WE (10/17), noon - King Arthur Flour will present a baking class on pies and savory scones at Asheville Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Free. Info: --7pm - A class on baking with yeast and whole grains will be held at the same location. Free.

n.C. ArBoretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: or 665-2492. • SA (10/13), 9am-5pm & SU (10/14), 9am-4pm - The Carolina Bonsai Expo will feature juried exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, a bonsai marketplace and an Ikebana exhibit. Featured speaker: bonsai artist Colin Lewis. Expo free with parking fee/$18 featured speaker.

nutrition with soups • FR (10/12), 11:30am - “More Nutrition with Soups,” with Lenore Baum, author of Lenore’s Natural Cuisine and Sublime Soups, will be held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: or 2516140.

GardeninG BB BArnes gArdening ClAsses 36 Rosscraggon Road. Classes and events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www. • SA (10/13), 11am - A presentation on hillside gardening will focus on preparation, soil amendments and plant selection. --- 11am & 1:30pm - A class on fairy gardens and outdoor terrariums will be offered to children ages 7 and up. diversity For A BAlAnCed FArm or gArden • SA (10/13), 3-8pm - "Maximizing Diversity for a Healthy, Balanced Farm or Garden," with Richard McDonald and Pat Battle, will be offered by Living Web Farms at Mills River Educational Farm, 176 Kimzey Road. $25; scholarships available. Info and registration: or 5051660. mountAin gArdens volunteers • THURSDAYS, 10am-5pm Mountain Gardens, 546 Shuford Creek Road, Burnsville, seeks volunteers to help "dress and keep" its paradise garden. "Spend time with us in the garden and leave with a

permACulture design series • THURSDAYS, 5-7pm - A permaculture design series will focus on forest gardens, waste and compost, earthworks, aquaculture and alternative energy systems. Permaculture Design Certification available. Held at Small Terrain, 278 Haywood Ave. $15 per class. Info: 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, 8am-noon 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. --- 2:30-6:30pm - 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. --- 2-6pm opportunity house, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. --- 5pmdusk - 'whee Farmer's market, 416 Central Drive, Cullowhee. • 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.--- 8am-noon 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. --- 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. --- 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. --- 8:30am12:30pm - yancey County Farmers market, S. Main Street at US 19E, Burnsville. --- 9am-noon - Big ivy tailgate market, 1679 Barnardsville Highway, Barnardsville. --- 9amnoon - 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.

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18 CE’s for RN’s, LMBT’s, HT Renewals

October 19th – 21st

Brevard, NC at Transylvania Regional Hospital Judy Lynne Ray, MS, CHTI Instructor

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government & poLitiCs blUe ridGe repUbliCan women • 2nd THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - The Blue Ridge Republican Women's Club meets monthly at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. Gatherings feature guest speakers. $18 for optional dinner at 6pm. Info: bUnCombe CoUnty repUbliCan women's ClUb • TH (10/11), 11:30am - The Buncombe County Republican Women's Club will meet at Cornerstone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road. Featured speaker: Martha Jenkins, third vice-president of the National Federation of Republican Women. Restaurant prices apply. Info: 277-7074. Candidate forUm: asheville Civitan ClUb • TU (10/16), noon - The Asheville Civitan Club will host a luncheon forum featuring candidates for Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Commission District 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. $10 for lunch. Info and registration: esheary@aol. com. CampaiGn forUm: leaGUe of women voters • MO (10/15), 6:30-8:30pm - The League of Women Voters will sponsor a campaign forum featuring candidates for District 3 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and N.C. House of Representatives District 116 at the Skyland Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Miller Road. Free. Info: Candidate issUes forUm • MO (10/15), 7:30pm - A non-partisan candidate forum and Q&A session will be held at Jackson County Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva. Free. Info: 361-3447. UnC-tv debate • WE (10/16) & WE (10/24), 7pm Debates between the major party candidates for Governor of North Carolina will be televised on UNCTV. Info:

kiDs asheville Christian aCademy open hoUse • TH (10/11), 9-11am - Learn about the K4 and kindergarten programs' academics, Christian perspective and values during this open house event. 74 Riverwood Road, Swannanoa. Info: 581-2200 or www. the asheville CommUnity Children's ChorUs aUditions • Through WE (10/31) - A selective children's chorus, open to grades

3-7. No prep needed. Info and audition: events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or asheville. • MO (10/15), 6-8pm - Scout Night will feature classes on knot tying, maps and outdoor basics for Boy and Girl Scouts ages 8 and up. Free. Registration requested. franCine delaney new sChool for Children • Through TU (11/6), 7-9pm Francine Delaney New School for Children will host "compelling dialogue, community building and a call to action" during a nineweek session at 119 Brevard Road. $30 includes materials, with discounts for public school teachers. Childcare available with advanced registration. Info: or 777-4585. hands on! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 6978333. • WE (10/10), 11am - Grandma Story Woman. All ages. • FRIDAYS through (10/12), 11am - A four-part class on learning Spanish creatively will use games, dramatic play and movement. $40/$35 members for series. Registration required. • TH (10/16) - Mad Hatter Day invites children to wear their craziest hat. Free with admission. Held throughout the day. • WE (10/17), 11am - "Caregiver and Me" class will focus on bringing books to life through acting, art and creative movement. $10/$5 members. • TH (10/18) - Critter Craft will focus on cats throughout the day. kid's niGht at the mUseUm • 2nd FRIDAYS, 5-9pm - The Colburn Earth Science Museum presents an evening of fun, detailed science with Colburn Earth Science Museum educators. The evening will feature lessons, crafts, games, dinner and more. Open to children grades K-5. 2 South Pack Place. $20/$16 members and additional siblings. Info: www.colburnmuseum. org or 254-7162. play and learn literaCy proGram • TUESDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am - Play and Learn, an eightweek pre-literacy program for 3-5 year olds, will be held at various locations throughout Buncombe County. New classes begin in September. Sponsored by Smart Start. Free. Info and locations: or 350-2904. spellboUnd Children's bookshop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.spell- or 232-2228. • SATURDAYS, 10:30-11am - Story time for ages 4-7. swim lessons • WEEKLY - The YMCA hosts group, private and semi-private swim lessons at 30 Woodfin St. Mon. & Wed., 5:30-7pm; Tues. & Thurs., 4:30-6pm; & Sat., 10amnoon. Prices vary: 210-9622. take the staGe yoUth theater proGram • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5-8pm - The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department offers a youth theater program for ages 12-19 at Old Armory Recreation Center, 44 Boundary St., Waynesville. Free. Info: or 550-5498. ymCa family niGht • FR (10/12), 5-8pm - YMCA Family Night will feature square dancing, swimming, crafts, food and more. Held at the Reuter YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. Free. Info: www. or 651-9622.

musiC 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. asheville symphony orChestra • SA (10/13), 8pm - The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, along with works by Takemitsu and Strauss, featuring Valentina Lisitsa (piano). $20-$58 with discounts for students. Held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. Info: • FR (10/12), 3pm - A symphony talk with music director Daniel Meyer will be held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: http:// or 251-6140. blaCk moUntain Center for the arts Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: or 669-0930. • MO (10/15), 7:30pm - The USAF Heritage Ramblers (Dixieland jazz). Free. blUe ridGe orChestra Info: • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Open rehearsals for the Blue Ridge Orchestra will be held most Wednesdays in the Manheimer Room of UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Call for confirmation. Info:

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• WE (10/17), 8pm - Anya Hinkle of Dehlia Low. $5.

Ridge Parkway. Free. Registration required: 295-3782.

hendersonville CommUnity band Info: 696-2118 or www.hcbmusic. com. • SU (10/14), 3pm - The Hendersonville Community Band will perform in the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, Flat Rock. $10/students free.

UnCa faCUlty showCase • TH (10/18), 7:30pm - A showcase of UNCA's music faculty will be held in the university's Lipinsky Auditorium. $5. Info: music.unca. edu or 251-6432.

friends of the smokies hike • TH (10/18) - A moderate 9-mile hike along the Caldwell Fork Loop, hosted by Friends of the Smokies, will depart from Asheville at 8:30am and Waynesville at 9am. $35. Info and departure locations: www. or 4520702.

mUsiC at brevard ColleGe Events take place in Brevard College's Porter Center for the Performing Arts. Info: or 800-514-3849. • SU (10/14), 3pm - David Kirby Memorial Scholarship concert. Donations encouraged. • TH (10/18), 7:30pm - Symphonic winds and choir concert. Free. Info: 884-8211. open miC • SUNDAYS, 5-7pm - An open mic will be hosted weekly at the Westmont Commons Apartment Homes' community center, 120 Chamberlain Drive. Info: ebarker@ pan harmonia • SU (10/14), 5pm - Pan Harmonia will premiere a new work by jazz pianist and composer Dana Wilson, performed by Kate Steinbeck (flute) and Kimberly Cann (piano). Held at the Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. $15/$12 in advance/$5 students. Info: • FR (10/12), 2pm - An open rehearsal will be held at the Altamont. Free. performanCes at diana wortham theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: or 2574530. • FR (10/12), 8pm - The Jeremy Kittel Band (fiddle, improv, acoustic). $30/$25 students/$15 children 12 and under. st. matthias mUsiCal performanCes Located at 1 Dundee St. (off South Charlotte). Info: 285-0033. • SA (10/13), 7:30pm - Works by William Duckworth will be performed by three concert pianists. Presented by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and Lenoir-Rhyne Graduate Center. Free. • SU (10/14), 3pm - A vocal jazz concert with Sharon LaMotte and the Call That Jazz Quartet. Donations accepted. the bUddy holly experienCe • TH (10/11), 8pm - "Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience" will be presented at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $32. Info: the maGnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: or 257-4003. • TU (10/16), 8pm - Train on the Island (low-fi folk). $5.

vfw CoUntry niGht • SATURDAYS, 9pm - VFW Post 891, 626 New Leicester Highway, hosts a night of country and rock music with the 100 Proof Band. $7/$5 members. Info: 254-4277. wayne henderson • SU (10/14), 4pm - Wayne Henderson (finger-picking guitar) will perform as part of the Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room series. Held at 35 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. $23/$20 in advance. Info: wind ensemble ConCert • SU (10/14), 4pm - UNCA's Wind Ensemble will perform in Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info:

outDoors brp hike of the week • FR (10/12), 10am - An easy 1-mile hike to Skinny Dip Falls will depart from Looking Glass Rock Overlook, MP 417 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bring water, hiking shoes and be prepared for autumn weather. Free. Info: 298-5330. Cradle of forestry Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: or 877-3130. • SA (10/13), 9am-5pm - Camping in the Old Style: See fire by flint, steel and friction, campfire cookery, canvas tents and traditional camp tools in this model of an early 1900s camp. Presented by the Schiele Museum classic camping team. events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or asheville. • WE (10/10), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune a derailleur. Do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required. • TU (10/16), 6:30pm - A presentation on hiking the Camino de Santiago will be hosted by local hiker Olga Pader. Free. 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

hemphill bald • SA (10/13), 10am-2pm - A moderate, 6.8-mile hike to Hemphill Bald will be hosted by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, hiking shoes and a camera. $10/free for members. Info and directions: or 253-0095. lake James state park N.C. Highway 126. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • FR (10/12), 7-9pm - An astronomy program will be held at Camp Lake James. Call for info and directions. • SA (10/13), 10am - N.C. Forest Service’s McDowell County Rangers will present a program in honor of Fire Prevention Week at the Catawba River Area office. Registration requested. toUr de falls • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 9am2:30pm - Tour de Falls invites the public to enjoy DuPont State Forest's waterfalls via shuttle buses, departing every 30 minutes from 1300 Staton Road, Cedar Mountain. Bring snacks, water and outdoor clothing. Buses are not handicapaccessible and pets are not permitted. $12/$6 children ages 6-17/ under 6 free. Info: or 692-2929.

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: or 692-4600. • TH (10/11), 6:30-9pm - Childbirth classes will focus on birthing options, breathing patterns and comfort. intro to letterboxinG • SA (10/13), 10:30am Letterboxing combines a scavenger hunt, an art project, cooperation and problem solving. Learn the basics, experience the thrill of hunt and leave with a starter kit. Workshop is geared towards parents and educators. Held at REI in Biltmore Square Park. $30. Info: tiny tykes • WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS,10amnoon - Tiny Tykes offers crafts,

manipulatives and active play for toddlers at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver St. $1. Info: or 3502058.

pubLiC LeCtures blaCk moUntain ColleGe mUseUm + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • TH (10/11), 7pm - A panel discussion will focus on "Ideas Without Walls: In-Between the Spaces," featuring three internationally acclaimed design arts professionals. $7/free for members and students. moUntain heritaGe Center On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: 2277129 or • TH (10/11), 7pm - “Over There and Home Again: Veterans’ Journeys,” with military historian and WCU assistant professor Luther Jones. planninG for life’s what-ifs • MO (10/15), 2:30pm - “Spare Your Family the Tsunami: Get Your Ducks in a Row by Planning for Life’s What-Ifs” will be presented in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: or 251-6140. pUbliC leCtUres & events at UnCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • WE (10/10), 11:25am - “Medieval India,” with Keya Maitra, assistant professor and chair of philosophy. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: • FR (10/12), 11:25am “Imperialism in United States Mass Culture and Politics,” with Holly Iglesias, lecturer in liberal arts. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: or 2516808. --- 11:25am - “Sexuality and Identity,” with Lorena Russell, associate professor of literature. Held in the Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: or 251-6808. • MO (10/15), 11:25am - “Heroic and Archaic Greece,” with Sophie Mills, National Endowment for the Humanities distinguished professor. Held in the Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: or 251-6808. --- 11:25am - “European Renaissance: Humanism and Art,” with Michael Gillum, professor of literature. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808. pUbliC leCtUres at brevard ColleGe • TH (10/18), 7pm - A presentation on the college’s recent geological trip to Iceland will be presented in

Room 125 of the McLarty-Goodson Building. Free. Info: road sCholar series • SU (10/14), 3pm - The North Carolina Humanities Council will present "Women in Traditional Song," with Betty Smith as part of the Road Scholar Series. Held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Free. Info: or 859-8322. women for women • TH (10/11), 5:30-7pm - Women for Women will host a presentation on the economic, health and educational issues facing women in North Carolina. Held at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists, 119 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info:

seniors mediCare Update Classes • TH (10/11) through TU (11/20) - The Council on Aging will offer Medicare update classes at various local libraries. Info, registration and locations: 277-8288. neiGhbor helpinG neiGhbor bbQ • FR (10/12), 10am-3pm - The Neighbor Helping Neighbor BBQ will be hosted by WE CARE (Community Advocates Reaching Elderly) at Carolina Village Assisted Living, 703 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville. $10. Info: 692-6275. senior trip to dUpont state forest • WE (10/10), 10:30am-4pm - A trip to DuPont State Forest will depart from the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $13/$10 members. Info: recprograms@ or 456-2030. trip to see elk • MO (10/15), 2-9pm - A trip for seniors to see elk will depart from Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $7/$5 members. Bring dinner and a folding chair. Info and registration: or 456-2030.

spirituaLity astro-CoUnselinG (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828) 258-3229. asheville Compassionate CommUniCation Center (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonvio-

lent communication). 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15pm, 252-0538. 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, 7pm8:30pm: Guided meditation and discussion. • Sundays, 10am-11:30am: Seated meditation and dharma talks. • The Women’s Wellness Center, 24 Arlington Street, Asheville. • Info/directions:  (828) 808-4444. • indian ClassiCal danCe (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. aQUarian Compassionate fellowship (pd.) Metaphysical program inspired by spiritual growth topics of your choice. Meditation, potluck, St. Germain live channeled piano music. • Second and Fourth Wednesday. 6:30pm. • Donation. (828) 658-3362. 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. 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.

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a barbara marCiniak ChannelinG event (pd.) Oct 19,20 (Friday-Saturday). Barbara channels the Pleiadians who share their perspectives about our changing world. Lecture/channeling Friday 7pm-10:30pm: $35. Workshop/channeling Saturday 10am-6pm: $90. Cash or money order only. Ramada River Ridge Hotel, 800 Fariview Road, Asheville. Reservations recommended: (828) 298-6300 or ashevilleclass@yahoo. com yoUnG men's mystery sChool (pd.) October 26-28. Self-discovery through Nature and ceremony - a weekend retreat of yoga, drumming, sustainability, primitive skills and interfaith ceremony for ages 13-16. www.yellowsunfarm. or (828) 664-9564 yoUnG women's mystery sChool (pd.) November 9-11. Helping girls transition gracefully into womanhood - a weekend retreat of yoga, dancing, herbal medicine, sustain- • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 27

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ability and interfaith ceremony for ages 13-16. www.yellowsunfarm.blogspot. com or (828) 664-9564 honey i shrUnk the id! lettinG Go of what yoU do not have (pd.) October 12th - 7:30-10:00pm "2012: Honey I Shrunk the Id! Letting Go of What You Do Not Have" - Akashic Records Meetup at Asheville Training Center 261 Asheland Avenue. A light evening of channeling, conversation and Q & A with the Akashic Masters. Join & RSVP at Akashville-Akashic-Records-Gathering-ofAsheville/ or call Kelly @ 828-281-0888. Suggested donation - $11, $22, $33 or Heart's Desire. eGyptian spiritUal and vibrational sCienCes (pd.) Direct from Cairo Egypt, BioGeometry® founder Dr. Ibrahim Karim presents rare information on the Hidden Vibrational Grid on Egyptian Temple Walls, the Energy Effects of Spiritual Practices, and much more. The Hilton at Biltmore Park, Asheville NC, November 9, 7 p.m. $15. Please purchase tickets in advance from the Vesica Institute at WWW.VESICA.ORG or (828) 298-7007. See our BioGeometry videos at awakeninG praCtiCe GroUp • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm Awakening Practices Group, an "Eckhart Tolle group with an emphasis on putting Tolle's words and pointers into action through meditation and discussion," will meet at Insight Counseling, 25 Orange St. By donation. Info: or 670-8283. beGinninG to advanCed meditation • DAILY - Receive "personal guidance towards achieving profound experiences in meditation and awakening spiritual energy." Classes held at The People's Ashram, 2 W. Rosecrest St. By donation. Info and appointment: madhyanandi@ or www.thepeoplesashram. org. ChallenGinG and transforminG self-limitinG lanGUaGe • MO (10/15), 7-9pm - "Challenging and transforming self-limiting language," with Cathy Holt, will be held at the Center for Holistic Medicine, 779 Haywood Road. Free. Info and registration: or 545-9681. CommUnity hU sonG • SU (10/14), 11am-11:30pm - “If you’re in trouble, in pain, in need of comfort or in need of love, sing HU quietly to yourself. If you know how to sing HU, you can open yourself to the Holy Spirit.” Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: or 254-6775. eiGht steps to a happy life • SUNDAYS, 7pm - "Learning to grow a kind heart is the quickest road to happiness." Each class includes guided meditation, a talk and group discussion. Held at Montford Books and More, 31 Montford Ave. $8/$5 students and seniors. Info: meditationinasheville@, 668-2241 or exodUs ChUrCh bible stUdy • WEDNESDAYS, 11am-noon - A community discussion through the New Testament. This group is open to all who are searching for new friends or a new beginning in life. Meets at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Info: 252-2535. first ConGreGational United ChUrCh of Christ Located at Fifth Avenue W. and White Pine Drive, Hendersonville. Info: www. • SU (10/14), 9:15am - "Jesus: The Man Who Got It Right." fUndamentals of bUddhism • MONDAYS, 7:30pm - The Karma Kagyu Study Group of Asheville hosts Introduction to the Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism at the Flatiron Building, 20 Battery Park Ave., Room 309. Info: asheville. Grassroots GatherinG • 2nd SUNDAYS, 5pm - All of Grassroots Church will meet for Christ-centered worship, challenging Gospel truth and communion at Edelweiss Event Space, 697D Haywood Road. Info: or 414-8193. herbs to deepen spiritUal awareness • WE (10/17), 7-9pm - "Herbs to Deepen Spiritual Awareness and Intuitive Wisdom" will be hosted by Chestnut School of Herbalism at 60 Westwood Place. $30. Info and registration: www. or 683-5233. meditation and bhaJans • SUNDAYS, 5pm - One hour silent meditation, followed by spiritual songs, bhajans, distributing fruit prasad and meditation instruction, will be held at Dhyan Mandir near Fairview. All are welcome. Free. Info and directions: 299-3246, 3299022 or

business bLotter openings Claymates pottery, 460 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville. 246-9595, claymates. (Pictured, photo courtesy of Claymates) pop-up Constance boutique (temporary retail store, open Oct. 12-Nov. 12), 35 Battery Park Ave. trillium family medicine, 675 Biltmore Ave., Suite F. 772-8673, followed by Dharma reading and discussion at 7pm. Free. spiritUality of eatinG

satsanG with praJna ana • THURSDAYS, 7:30pm - "Explore what you are, what you have never been and the freedom in that simple but profound knowing." Satsang includes grounding in silence and group discussion. $15 suggested donation; no one turned away. Info:

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the "spirituality of eating," with Norman Wirzba, author of Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, will be held at Malaprop's 55 Haywood St. Free. Info: or 254-6734. what is wiCCa four-week exploration of Wicca will include basic beliefs, ethics and religious practices. Free; donations for MANNA FoodBank accepted. Held in the Candler Area. Info and location: rhiannonofss@

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battery park writinG GroUp (pd.) Mondays, 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. all romanCe all the time • TU (10/16), 7pm - All Romance All the Time book club will meet at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave. Free. Info: Info: or 254-6734. asheville storytellinG CirCle • SU (10/14), 3pm - The Asheville Storytelling Circle will present "Dragon Tales" in UNCA's Reuter Center. $5. Info: 467-9955. blUe ridGe books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 456-6000. • WE (10/10), 6:30pm - Sandra Brannan will present her mystery novel Widow's Might. 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 fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484)


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Library (260 Overlook Road, 2506488) n sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through FR (10/12) - Submissions from children and teens for the Our Town Art Contest will be accepted at Fairview Library through oct. 12. fv • TH (10/11), 1pm - Book club: Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs by Wallace Stegner. fv --- 2:30-4pm - Book club: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. ss • TU (10/16), 7pm - Book club: The Wood Beyond by Reginald Hill. bm • WE (10/17), 5pm - Knitting group. sw • TH (10/18), 6pm - Book club: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. sw --- 7pm - Book club: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaajte. City liGhts bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • SA (10/13), 2pm - Ava Lindsey Chambers will read from her novel No Reservations. --- 5pm - Amy Cortese will present her book her book Locavesting. • TH (10/18), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet, featuring Nan Watkins. events at montford books and more 31 Montford Ave. Info: or 285-8805. • SA (10/13), 3pm - A reading and discussion of Yvan Goll's Dreamweed, translated by Nan Watkins. Gene keys readinG GroUp • THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - This weekly gathering meets to discuss Richard Rudd's Gene Keys, a "guide to facing and eradicating every fear that stands in the way of your freedom." A free PDF intro is available at Info and location: 785-2828. GratefUl steps Publishing house located at 159 S. Lexington Ave. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. or 277-0998. • FR (10/12), 7-8:30pm - Ernest Clement will present his novel The Book of Ernest. halloween stories at Canton branCh library • TH (10/11), 5:30-6:30pm - Jane Shipman will share Halloween stories for children and adults in the meeting room of Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Costumes encouraged; treats served. Info: 648-2924. henderson CoUnty library book sale • SA (10/13), 10am-5pm - A used book sale will be held at 1940 Spartanburg Highway,

Hendersonville. Free to attend. Info: 697-4725.

months free for new members. Info: or 884-5669.

malaprop's bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (10/10), 7pm - John Batchelor and area chefs will discuss their work and offer local food samples. • TH (10/11), 7pm - Angela Fordice Jordan will present her memoir We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter, and Molly Walling will present her memoir Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret. • SU (10/14), 3pm - Amy Cortese will present her book Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It at Malaprop's, 55 Haywood St. Free. Info: or 2546734. • MO (10/15), 7pm - Joe Ingle will present his memoir The Inferno: A Southern Morality Tale, alongside exonerated former death row prisoner Darryl Hunt. • TU (10/16), 7pm - Comix Club will discuss Hellraiser: Masterpieces by Clive Barker. • WE (10/17), 7pm - Judy Goldman will present her memoir Losing My Sister. • TH (10/18), 7pm - Stitch-n-Bitch. --- 7pm - Meg Cadoux Hirshberg will present her book For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families at Malaprop's, 55 Haywood St. Free. Info: or 254-6734.

wnC mystery writers • TH (10/11), 6pm - The WNC Mysterians Critique Group will meet at Atlanta Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Ave #A. For serious mystery/suspense/thriller writers. Info: or 712-5570.

moUntain heritaGe Center On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: 2277129 or • TH (10/18), 7pm - “The Liars Bench: Appalachian Journeys,” with author and folklorist Gary Carden. sad Cafe CommUnity book ClUb • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - This group meets to study Martha Beck's Finding Your Own North Star. $5 per week for four-week session. Info and location: gentlespirit512@ the maGnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: or 257-4003. • SA (10/13), 10pm - Magnetic Late Night presents Wunderkammer! by Holiday Childress, part of a six-month music and storytelling residency. $10. transylvania writers' allianCe • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 3-5pm The Transylvania Writers' Alliance meets at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard. $10 yearly/three

sports amateUr pool leaGUe (pd.) All skill levels welcome. HAVE FUN. MEET PEOPLE. PLAY POOL. Rosters are open now for new players and new pool teams. 828-329-8197 www.BlueRidgeAPA. com ONGOING – weekly league play. adUlt dodGeball reGistration • Through MO (12/17) - An adult dodgeball league will be held Tuesdays in UNCA's Justice Center. Registration required by dec. 17. $40. Info: or 250-4260. asheville women's rUGby • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm - Asheville Women's Rugby is currently recruiting new players; no experience necessary. Info: beaCh volleyball reGistration • Through FR (10/19) - A beach volleyball league will be held at the Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Drive, Candler. Games are played Tues. & Thurs., 6-8pm, Oct. 30-Nov. 15. Registration required by oct. 19. $40 per team of four. Info and registration: jay.nelson@ or 250-4260. frenCh broad 5k • SA (10/13), 9am - Hot Springs Community Learning Center hosts the biannual river run and kids' bridge run to benefit families in need of childcare. Registration begins at 8am. $25/$5 children under 12. Info: newsevents/5kkids1miler.html. Great pUmpkin moUntain 10k • SA (10/13), 9am - Held on "seldom-seen, private and protected mountain land" in Fairview. Proceeds benefit The Lords Acre, a nonprofit garden that provides organic food to needy residents of WNC. $20 suggested donation includes a pumpkin. Info, registration and directions:

theater asheville CommUnity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/14) - Hairspray, the story

of a teenager's dream to perform on a local TV dance show and her attempts to integrate the show during the 1960s. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-$25. flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www. or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/28) - Zelda, An American Love Story, a production about Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald's "rise, fall and their almost divine desire to rise once more." Performed on the Mainstage. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun., 2pm. $40/discounts for seniors, AAA members, military personnel and students. • TUESDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/13) until (10/31) - The Rocky Horror Show, a stage adaptation of the classic movie, tells the story of "two clean-cut kids taking refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation." Performed at the downtown location. Tues.-Sat., 8pm; Thurs. & Sun., 2pm. $35/discounts for seniors, AAA members, students and groups. montford park players • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/11) until (10/28), 7:30pm - The Montford Park Players present Macbeth, Shakespeare's tale of "power, ambition, deceit, murder and Macbeth’s rise to King of Scotland." Held in the Masonic Temple Theatre, 80 Broadway St. Pay-what-we're-worth night Oct. 11. $15/$12 in advance. Info: www. performanCes at diana wortham theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: or 2574530. • SA (10/13), 11am - The Asheville Puppetry Alliance will present Sleeping Beauty. Ages 4 and up. $8. Info: www.ashevillepuppetry. org. smoky moUntain CommUnity theatre 134 Main St., Bryson City. Info: or 488-8227. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/12) until (10/22), 7:30pm Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, a murder mystery set during a snow storm at Monkswell Manor Guest House. Final performance on Monday, Oct. 22. $8/$5 children. the maGnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: or 257-4003. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (10/13), 7:30pm - MILF: The Musical, a "family-friendly tale of inappropriate love." $16 Fri. & Sat./$13 Thurs. • FR (10/12), 11pm - Magnetic Midnight, a monthly open mic for all artists of all types. Submit pieces of theatre, music, dance, poetry or performance art at 10pm. The first 13 works will be accepted. $5.


Info: or 210-9377.

aarp foUndation tax-aide • Through TH (10/25) - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide seeks volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to those with low or middle incomes. A meeting will be held on oct. 25 at 9:30am at the Hendersonville Library, 301 N. Washington St. Info: 891-1026.

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asheville area habitat for hUmanity • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity seeks computer proficient, personable individuals to serve as volunteer office administrative support. Four-hour weekly shifts available. Info: 210-9377.

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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 volunteers to mentor 1 hr/week in schools and after-school programs. Volunteers 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. Optional information sessions on oct. 9 and oct. 25 at noon in 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. Children first/Cis • Children First/CIS, an after school program for elementary school children living in public and low income housing, seeks volunteers at its Project MARCH Learning Centers. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm; weekly volunteering is encouraged. Info: or 768-2072. 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 277-8288. habitat for hUmanity • Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for its Home Repair program. Use existing skills or gain new ones while helping low-income homeowners make improvements to their homes. No experience or long-term commitment necessary. Info: 210-9383. • Volunteers are needed to clean donated items and unload trucks at the organization's ReStore. Regular commitment not required.

• Hope to Home seeks dishes, silverware, coffee mugs, microwaves, cleaning supplies and more to support homeless individuals moving into permanent housing. Info and drop-off location: byronb@ or angela@

Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: 2543442, ext. 205. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a second language. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training as well as ongoing support from certified professionals. Orientation will be held oct. 31 and nov. 1. Info: motherlove mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206. ms serviCe day • SA (10/13) - Join teams of volunteers to complete household projects, such as yard work and cleaning, for those affected by the limitations of multiple sclerosis. Volunteers will receive breakfast and lunch. Group meets at the YWCA, 185 South French Broad Ave. Info: MScommunityWNC@ partners Unlimited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: partnersunlimited@juno. com or 281-2800. proJeCt linUs • Project Linus, a volunteer group which provides handmade blankets to children in crisis, seeks new members. Info: 645-8800. the rathbUn Center • The Rathbun Center, a nonprofit corporation which provides free lodging for patients or their caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment, seeks volunteers to support and register guests. Info: or 2510595. Calendar deadline The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. wednesday, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333,

LOVE ASHEVILLE’S GO LOCAL S ’ T I D DIRECTORY ANFREE! IS COMING! Asheville’s buy-local network is growing: Its premier printed directory comes out in December and will detail the special offers that network businesses will be offering in 2013 to Go Local card-carrying shoppers. There is no cost for area businesses to participate, although they must agree to

provide a discount or special incentive when a network customer shows their Love Asheville – Go Local Card. Area residents join the network by purchasing a Go Local card for $15, which is good the entire calendar year. Three local groups are taking the network to the next level: The Asheville Grown Business Alliance, Asheville City Schools Foundation and Mountain Xpress. Xpress will publish 40,000 directories in December. The network is only open to independent, locally owned businesses.





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Briefs Mother Nature good to NC tobacco farmers, as Father Lung Cancer, Uncle Emphysema look on approvingly Wine Studio closes, forcing WNC’s nude wine models into unemployment Pro-choice advocates seek to replace phrase ‘He’s a good egg,’ with ‘Feh! Another crummy blastocyst’ Reader’s Digest lists Asheville among ‘sharp cities’ where seniors stay mentally sharp High Times study shows opposite trend among region’s twenty-somethings

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Deb — who is probably best known to the world as the daughter of (now-retired) crafts matriarch and television personality “Sandy!” — writes a regular column on sprucing up the corkboard in your work station.


f you’re like me, the sight of a sad, plain corkboard in a cubicle makes you want to set your childhood on fire. Skip lunch today and use the time to get a few simple supplies so that you can stay late at work and do something already about the tragically brown, unadorned corkboard in your — and just maybe (yes) everyone else’s — cubicle. Repurpose, personalize, organize

Instagram a photo of a post-it note upon which, in perfectly even handwritten letters, is written an organizational category (such as “Tasks to-do” or “Ways to please Mother”). Print out this photo, then take a picture of that photo, pin it up on Pinterest, and take a photo of the screen. Now, print that up, and carefully cut out the letters and re-paste them in a similarly even fashion on opposing upper corners of the corkboard, repositioning pre-pinned items as often as needed to achieve a sense of perfect balance vertically, horizontally and spiritually. Now you have a fun way of knowing where to pin things that are on your to-do list or that will help you please Mother.

Deb! (Daughter of celebrity crafts maven Sandy!) Now take a picture of the entire corkboard with all its current uncluttered adornments, non-jarring photos, and tacked memos with concise-but-positive messages, and make sure the perfectly even lettering is clearly legible. Now, print this photo and enlarge it to the actual size of the corkboard. Then remove everything from the corkboard, and paste the corkboard-sized picture of the “full” corkboard onto the corkboard. Now take a photograph of the corkboard in your cubicle that has been wallpapered with an image of itself which eliminates the need to have those actual items messily hanging from the corkboard, and print two copies: one to pin upon the corkboard under the category heading “Ways to please Mother,” and one to mail to your mother in a hand-made mailer tube, and that photo can be pinned to the corkboard under “Tasks to-do.” These should be the only two things pinned to your corkboard, which otherwise will look perfectly full and will contain all the visual information needed in the corkboard backdrop itself. This can be repeated nightly in order to maintain an aesthetically appealing, clever way to say, “I have worth.”

Study: Outdoor pastimes more popular

• Foraging for food. • Sleeping outside. • Drinking parking-lot run-off. • Following railroad tracks. • Hitchhiking unsuccessfully because heat sapped your ability to pen a clever cardboard-sign slogan.

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• Throwing résumé-boomerang. • Sunbathing for hours in lines that wrap outside unemployment office. • Midnight garden-harvesting around the ol’ neighborhood. • Standing in middle of Main Street, drunkenly squinting into sunlight as silhouetted stranger on horseback approaches.

ASHEVILLE, MONDAY — In a move that surprises no one, Joe Biden is forming backup plans in the event he and President Obama lose the election, and at the top of that list is opening a thrift store/concert venue in Asheville, North Carolina. The business, if catastrophe strikes in November, will be located on the corner of Walnut and Lexington Ave. “This place is great,” said Biden at a press conference in front of the Pack Square Monument on Friday. “You ever been to Jimmy John’s? That place is fantastic!” Biden gave an economy-centric speech last Tuesday at The University of North Carolina-Asheville. When the speech was through, Biden was taken to Highland Brewery where, according to witnesses, he had “maybe one too many Gaelic Ales.” “He kept asking us to play ‘Centerfold’ by The J. Geils Band,” said a member of local bluegrass outfit The Honeycutters, which was playing Highland that day. “And then he would stand next to us and pretend to play the banjo. It was really funny, but kinda sad, too.” “This country’s going to hell,” reported Biden at a conference he set up inside The Octopus Garden Smoke Shop. “From now on, I’m not vice president of anything except keeping Asheville wacky, as is the popular phrase around here.” Biden then exited after purchasing a Ron Paul sticker for his vaporizer.

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government in aCtion • Cliché Come to Life: In August, the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs warned that the regional office building in Winston-Salem, N.C., is in danger of collapsing due to the weight of claim files stacked on the sixth floor. "We noticed floors bowing under the excess weight to the extent that the tops of file cabinets were noticeably unlevel throughout the storage area," the agency reported, adding that the files might fall on (and injure) employees. The agency has provisionally relocated the estimated 37,000 folders to offices on the fifth, seventh and eighth floors. • In August, a Michigan government watchdog group learned that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department still retains one job classification for a horseshoer, despite owning no horses. Paying about $57,000 a year, the job has become a patronage slot, though the "horseshoer" does sometimes do "blacksmith" work such as metal repair. Faced with severe budget cuts, the city employees' union fights to retain every job. • Are We Safe? In August, the former director of Homeland Security's office charged with shoring up the nation's chemical plants against terrorist attacks told CBS News that, five years after the program began, 90 percent of the 5,000 most vulnerable plants still haven’t even been inspected. Todd Keil said that when he left the job in February, $480 million had been spent but

no plant had a "site security plan"; Keil called the program’s management "a catastrophic failure." (A July Government Accountability Office report confirmed that 4,400 chemical plants hadn’t been properly inspected.)

overaChievers • KETV (Omaha, Neb.) reported in September that local mother Andrea Kirby had decided to give away her stored-up breast milk (a whopping 44 gallons) to a family in greater need. • How Hard Could Medical School Be? Tokyo police arrested Miyabi Kuroki, 43, in September, and charged him with forging a medical license in 2009 and subsequently treating patients at a Tokyo hospital, providing, among other things, examinations and electrocardiogram counseling. Hospital officials estimate he "treated" 2,300 patients before being caught.

great art • Photographer Clayton Cubitt's video-art exhibit "Hysterical Literature" features an attractive woman seated at a table reading “everything from Walt Whitman to a science book on fungus” aloud in a sexy voice while squirming in the chair due to a “distractor’s” unspecified activity. After a few minutes, the woman clearly experiences an orgasm. Cubitt told that he was mocking the "quack Victorian medical theory of 'hysteria' in women." • Canadian artist Taras Polataiko's two-weeklong, live re-creation of "Sleeping Beauty" was featured through early September at Ukraine's National Art Museum in Kiev, with an unexpected outcome. Five women had been chosen to fall asleep daily and, by signed contract, agree to marry the first man who awakened them with a single kiss (thus witnessing "the birth of love," according to Polataiko). Only one awoke during the exhibit, but since that payoff kiss was applied by a female gallery-goer, the contract could not be fulfilled (Ukraine forbids same-sex marriage).

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the Litigious soCiety Francesco Piserchia, 36, filed a $17 million lawsuit in August against Bergen County, N.J., police for shooting him after a wild, highspeed car chase through residential neighborhoods in 2010. Although Piserchia and an associate had nearly hit a squad car, crashed their car and were fleeing on foot, they claim the police had no reason to shoot at them because, moments earlier, they’d decided to surrender. (Two officers involved were indicted by a grand jury in August for tampering with evidence in the case.) • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 33

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wellness mountain bizWorks offers neW Course for hoListiC praCtitioners Holistic healers know their anatomy, but what about business? Starting Friday, Oct. 12, local nonprofit Mountain BizWorks will offer a new course — “Business Anatomy for Holistic Healers.” The three-session seminar gives current and prospective business owners the resources and support needed to run a successful business. During the course, instructor Bonnie Willow will correlate business anatomy with human anatomy and reveal why business concepts matter and how to apply them. “This is one sector that has been undersupported by business service providers in Western North Carolina, and we are glad to be able to offer this new approach for natural and holistic entrepreneurs,” says sharon Oxendine, BizWorks’ Asheville-Buncombe program director. The class will benefit herbalists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, health and wellness businesses, natural product manufacturers, chiropractors, acupuncturists and others, providing techniques for success in business practices, she explains. Willow will lead participants through the steps to rebalance any imbalances within the business model, develop brand identity through creative tasks, and provide tools to overcome barriers in financial sustainability. Any business in the realm of holistic healing or alternative medicine will benefit from this seminar. The author of Love, Light & Business: Business Anatomy for Holistic Healers, Willow is a Reiki master, interfaith minister and artist. She has practiced transformative energy healing for more than 30 years. Willow teaches workshops on healing, intuition, business and consciousness. She is also the founder and director at the School of Peace in North Carolina, located in Asheville. The three-session seminar happens on consecutive Fridays — Oct. 12, 19 and 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Mountain BizWorks office



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(153 S. Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville). The course fee is $120 and includes a copy of Bonnie’s book. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Ashley Epling at 253-2834. ext. 27 or Course information can be found online at: calendar. — Mountain BizWorks press release

the va preps for fLu season Flu season is coming: The Charles George VA Medical Center reminds eligible veterans that they can get a flu shot at the VA and in a number of Western North Carolina locations. The VA Medical Center (1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville), has a walk-in clinic in the Atrium basement level (next to the laboratory); it is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Oct. 19. Veterans do not have to make an appointment or change a scheduled appointment at the Medical Center or Outpatient clinic to get a vaccine. They may get the shot during a regularly scheduled appointment or at the walk-in clinic. Since many Veterans cannot make it to the Medical Center, the CGVAMC Rural Health team will travel to a number of communities to administer flu vaccines. These clinics will provide access to the flu vaccine and other important immunizations from mid-October to November. For more information, contact the VA at 298-7911. — Charles George VA Medical Center press release

three mission hospitaL nurses reCognizeD Mission Hospital’s Cecil Greck, Gretchen Howard and Angela dalton Wilson have been named three of the “Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina” for 2012. “Mission Hospital is honored to have three of our nurses selected . … Our ability to deliver high quality care hinges on our nurses, from the compassionate care they deliver at the bedside to their key role in our many quality initiatives,” said Karen Olsen, vice president and chief nursing officer of Mission Hospital. These nurses have a combined 42 years of experience at Mission. They will be recognized and receive their awards at a gala on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina is a grass-roots, peer-recognition organization that honors the profession by recognizing nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession. The nonprofit contributes scholarship funds for registered nurse education. — Mission Health press release X Send your health-and-wellness news to Caitlin Byrd at or mxhealth@, or call 251-1333, ext. 140.

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“Letting the outsiDe in”

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by kate LunDQuist This is the second in our “Asana Xpress” series highlighting poses from the sun salutation and featuring local yoga students and teachers.


Everyone steps onto the yoga mat at different times in their lives, and for many reasons. kimberly Drye walked through the doors of Asheville Yoga Center and Lighten Up Yoga in order to rehabilitate after breaking her sacrum — a bone at the base of the back. Surprised by the calming effect and meditative state of her mind after class, along with the physical benefits of the postures, she says she was hooked. Within a year, she was enrolled in stephanie keach’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Asheville Yoga Center. “Samadhi is the ultimate goal, which is freedom. But you have to start at the first limb, which is control of the senses. There are boundaries to create freedom. It is not meant to be a hindrance, but a door,” says Drye. For her, it meant opening a door — literally. “I like to practice outside,” Drye says after warming up with the sun salutation series, adding, “People are inspired by being outside. It is being aware of who you are and what is going on around you.” She teaches a 75-minute outdoor yoga class, Yoga on the Mountain, at Black Balsam Mountain in the fall, spring and summer. “We are all inspired, motivated, and calmed by nature,” she says. “It helps to be outside to see the bigger picture so you don’t get too caught up in the little drams of life.” The sun-salutation series is designed to lengthen the spine, improve flexibility and strengthen the body. “When doing the sun salute, I like to think of it as a body prayer,” she says about the second posture, Urdhva Hastasana, which she demonstrates in the photo. “Lifting the arms out, up and overhead is a sort of inviting the outside in. It is opening yourself up to all that exists for you in the moment.”

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She is now pursuing her 500-hour teacher training with Lillah schwartz, the owner of Lighten Up Yoga in downtown Asheville. Drye teaches weekly at Lighten Up Yoga on Monday, 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Wednesday, 4 p.m.-5:20 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, she teaches on Sundays 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Details at Kate Lundquist is a freelance writer and yoga teacher living in Asheville. For more, visit her website, She teaches Saturdays, 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m., at Asheville Yoga Center.


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wellnesscalendar nUtrition forward (pd.) The art of feeding your life. Health, energy, and peace through natural, joyful eating. S. Buchanan, RD, Certified Diabetes Educator 828-230-9865 asheville Center for transCendental meditation ("tm") (pd.) IFree Introductory Talk: Thursdays. 6:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut (828) 254-4350. “breathe in-relax” women’s retreat (pd.) October 18-21. Asheville. Rejuvenate! with International Master Coaches Teri-E Belf, Vicki Escude. Balance mind, body, spirit through transformative storytelling, meditation, and movement. $479 www. 828-274-3999. aromatherapy Classes (pd.) Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy. Accredited curriculum both in the United States and Australia. ONLY one integrating essential oils and energy healing. Scripps Integrative Health in San Diego contracted for nurse training. Comprehensive 300 hour program (3 classes + online work) =competent use in practice, facilities & family. National CEs for nurses & massage therapists. Take 1, 2 or 3 classes or entire program. CCA 301(20hrs). October 26 (6-10pm), 27 & 28 (8:30am-6pm)-covers history, uses, safety data & 35 oils (Good as stand alone class) Program info & online registration: www.ISHAhealing. com Coordinator: Margaret Leslie, MS, LMT, HTCP/I, CCA 865-607-0173 ywCa swim lessons & more (pd.) Swim lessons for all ages taught by Red Cross certified instructors, springboard diving class and Swim Club. At the YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave., in a solar-heated pool. Information: www. or 254-7206 x 110. arthritis foUndation tai Chi • WEDNESDAYS through (10/24), 4-5pm & 7:308:30pm - Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi will feature structured, slow practice geared toward beginners. Held at First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Those without arthritis are welcome to attend. $12/$10 church members and Mission Hospital employees and volunteers. Scholarships available. Info: www.wnctaichiarthritis. com or 253-8649. asheville CommUnity yoGa Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • SA (10/13), 2:30-4:30pm - "Journey to the Core," an exploration of core-centered flow yoga. $20 suggested donation. asheville inteGral • 2nd THURSDAYS, 7:30pm - Asheville Integral will focus on the works of Ken Wilber and Integral Philosophy. Held at Network Chiropractic, 218 E. Chestnut St. Free. Info: 505-2826. doUble fan tai Chi • WEDNESDAYS, 6-7pm - "Flying Rainbow Double Fan Form," presented by Little Dragon School, will focus on Tai Chi with two fans. Held at Asheville Community Movement, 812 Riverside Drive. Fans will be available to the first six registrants for $15. Those without fans should call for details. $10. Info: or 301-4084. 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 (10/10), 8am-10am - Cholesterol screening. Fasting required. $20. • TH (10/11), 3-4:30pm - A shoulder pain seminar will discuss causes and treatments. • TH (10/11), 8-10am - Glucose screening. Fasting required. $4. • TU (10/16), 9-11am - Hearing screening. families eatinG smarter and movinG more • TUESDAYS through (10/30), 5:45pm - Learn simple solutions for eating better and moving more during this four-week course at the Health Adventure in Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Road, Suite 620. Children welcome. Snacks provided. Free; registration required: 774-5433 or freedom from smokinG CliniC • TUESDAYS through (10/23), 6:30pm - This sevenweek smoking cessation clinic is sponsored by Mission Hospital's Nicotine Dependence Program. Free. Info and registration: 213-5527 or www.missionhospitals. org/quittobacco. healthy heart health edUCation • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 11am - The Asheville Compounding Pharmacy, 760 Merrimon Ave., offers free Healthy Heart Health Education classes monthly. Info: 255-8757. many faCes of adhd • SU (10/14), 5pm - This special presentation by Asheville-based ADHD Coach Rudy Rodriguez, LCSW, will explore the myths and facts about childhood and adult ADHD through research-based information. Presented at Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe, 55 Haywood St. Free. Info: • MO (10/15), 5pm - An additional presentation will be held at the Mountain Area Health Education Center, 121 Hendersonville Road. • TU (10/16), 6:30pm - A final presentation will be held at the Olson Huff Center, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive. park ridGe hospital 100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville. Info: www. or 684-8501. • WE (10/10), 10am-noon - Park Ridge Health will offer free bone density screenings at the Sammy Williams Center, 301 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. Please wear shoes and socks that are easy to slip off. No appointment required. • MO (10/15), 8-11am - Park Ridge Health will offer free lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screenings, at Ladies Workout Express, 802 Fairview Road. For best results, fast overnight. smokinG Cessation CoUrse • WEDNESDAYS through (11/14), 10:30am - Park Ridge Health presents this eight-week course, designed by the American Lung Association, at Health Adventure in Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Road, Suite 620. Participants receive an ALA workbook. Free. Info: or 855 PRH-LIFE. the red Cross 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • WEDNESDAYS, 7:30am-12:30pm - Donate blood any Wednesday at the Asheville Blood Donation Center, 100 Edgewood Road, and receive a free $10 Neo Burrito gift certificate. Call for appointment: 1-800-RED CROSS. • WE (10/10), 7am-6pm - Blood drive: Mission Hospital, 509 Biltmore Ave. Info: 213-2222, ext. 2.

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• TH (10/11), 1:30-6pm - Blood drive: Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road. Info: 6692729. • FR (10/12), 2-6pm - Blood drive: Office Environments, 1070 Tunnel Road. Info: 239-1374. • SA (10/13), 9am-1:30pm - Blood drive: Asheville Moose Lodge, 1 Mooseheart Lane. Info: 242-5767. weiGht manaGement Class • TUESDAYS through (12/11), noon-1pm - "Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less," a 15-week weight management class, will focus on practical skills to lose pounds or maintain a healthy weight. Held at Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center, 94 Coxe Ave. $25 includes materials. Info and registration: 2555522.

support groups adUlt adhd GroUp • 3rd MONDAYS, 7pm - Meet other local adults dealing with ADD/ADHD at this monthly support group. Registration required. Info, RSVP and location: 6817100 or adUlt Children of alCoholiCs & dysfUnCtional families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: www. • SATURDAYS, 9:45am - “There is a Solution.” Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info: 749-9537. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 648-2924. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. al-anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: or 800-2861326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. --- 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. at Gracelyn Road. --- 8pm - "Listen and Learn," St. John's Episcopal Church, 339 S. Main St., Marion. • FRIDAYS, 12:30pm - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 5:30pm - "Family Matters," First United Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin. --- 8pm "Lambda" open/LGBT meeting. Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St. Info: 670-6277. • MONDAYS, noon - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 6pm - "Attitude of Gratitude," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 7pm First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. --- 7:30pm - First United Methodist Church, Jackson and Church Streets, Sylva. --- 8pm - "Discovery," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church,

1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road. CarinG for aGinG parents edUCation and sUpport GroUp • 3rd MONDAYS, 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) will meet on the St. Joseph's Campus of Mission Hospital, Loretta Hall, 428 Biltmore Ave. Info: 277-8288. Co-dependents anonymoUs A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • SATURDAYS, 11am - First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 779-2317 or 299-1666. • THURSDAYS, 6:45pm- MCC Sacred Journey, 135 Sugarloaf Road (I-26 exit 49A), Hendersonville. Info: or text 489-4042. debtors anonymoUs • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info: dUal reCovery GroUp • 2nd FRIDAYS, 6pm - Dual Recovery Group for individuals who have a chemical dependency, psychiatric illness and/or emotional illness. Black Mountain Library, 105 Doughtry St. Info: or 357-8147. 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. • WEDNESDAYS, noon-1:30pm & 5:30-7pm - Vet Center Out Station, a support group for veterans. Registration required before attending first meeting. Info: 271-2711. • MONDAYS, 2-3pm & 7-8pm; WEDNESDAYS, 7-8pm - It Works, a 12-step program for individuals struggling to overcome food addiction, meets in Hendersonville. Info and directions: 489-7259. • TU (10/16), 4:15-5:15pm - Big and Loud Crowd support group for graduates of LSVT/LOUD or LSVT/BIG. Info: 698-6774. • WE (10/17), noon-1pm - Sjogren’s syndrome support group. Registration not required. --- 1-3pm - Myasthenia Gravis support group. Registration not required. • TH (10/18), 6:30-8pm - "Us Too," a support group for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones. Registration not required. fertility sUpport GroUp • WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Therapist-lead group for women who are experiencing infertility and may be using assisted reproduction. Meets at 43 Grove St #4. Call to register: 803-0824. Grasp: asheville aUtism sUpport GroUp • 2nd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm - "Join other adult Aspies at GRASP - Asheville Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership." Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. Must be 18 years or older and on the autism spectrum. Free. Info: www.GRASP. org henderson CoUnty stroke/aphasia sUpport GroUp • TH (10/18) - Support group for stroke survivors and others dealing with aphasia. Caregivers, family and

wellnesscontinued friends are encouraged to attend. A social event is planned for October. Call for details: 687-5261. hiv/aids sUpport GroUp • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - This facilitated, confidential support group meets at the Haywood Street Congregation Church, 297 Haywood St. All are welcome regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation. Info: marshall alCoholiCs anonymoUs meetinG • FRIDAYS, 7pm - AA meeting at Marshall Presbyterian Church, 165 South Main St. Info: www. memoryCareGivers network: new hope GroUp • TU (10/16), 1pm - MemoryCaregivers Network support groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. Group meets at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Sweeten Creek Road, lower level Fellowship Hall. Info: 230-4143. mother bear family dens A local, family-led recovery community bringing families together to share recovery support, wellness tools, hope and encouragement. Bag lunches encouraged. Info: • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, noon-1:30pm - Meeting at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Ave. • 1st & 3rd THURSDAYS, noon-1:30pm - Meeting at Soundview Family Home office, 713 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. nami sUpport GroUps The National Alliance on Mental Illness supports recovery for people living with mental illness and their families. Most groups meet at 356 Biltmore Ave. #207/315. Free. Info: or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A Dual Diagnosis Support Group for those living with mental illness and substance abuse issues will be held at 3 Thurland Ave. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am & 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm CONNECTION support group for those with a diagnosis and family/caregiver support group. Meetings held separately. onColoGy CommUnity sUpport GroUp • FR (10/12), 10:30am - Open to all cancer patients, survivors and families. "A time of caring and sharing with people who understand and have been there." Snacks provided; bring bag lunch if necessary. Held at Park Ridge Hospital's Burchard/OB Confrence Room, 100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 681-2917. overComers Classes • TUESDAYS - An Overcomers support group, for those dealing with addiction and other life-controlling problems, will meet in Mars Hill. Location and time: 689-9316. overComers reCovery sUpport GroUp A Christian-based, 12-step recovery program. Provides a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with life-controlling problems. Meetings are held at S.O.S. Anglican Mission, 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: rchovey@sos. or 768-0199. • MONDAYS, 6pm - A support group for men and women. overeaters anonymoUs A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program.

• THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: 277-1975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 669-0986. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 800-580-4761. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 626-2572. post-polio sUpport GroUp • 2nd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm - Land of the Sky PostPolio Resource and Support Group. CarePartners' Seymour Auditorium, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: reCovery from food addiCtion • MONDAYS, noon - Weekly support groups are held at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: scmunchkin59@yahoo. com. s-anon • S-Anon, a 12-step program for those struggling with the sexual behavior of a family member or friend. Three meetings are held each week. Info: or 258-5117 (confidential). sexaholiCs anonymoUs • DAILY - A 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive patterns of lust, romance, destructive relationships, sexual thoughts or sexual behavior. Daily Asheville meetings. Call confidential voicemail or email: 237-1332 or Info: saasheville. smart reCovery • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This peer support group is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.). Meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: wise women's GroUp • Hendersonville's Wise Women's Group seeks 15 mature women for "companionship, support and mental stimulation." Info, location and dates: wnC brain tUmor sUpport • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6:30-8pm - WNC Brain Tumor Support meets at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 691-2559. workaholiCs anonymoUs • WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Workaholics Anonymous. Info and directions: www.workaholics-anonymous. org or 301-1727. more wellness events online Check out the Wellness Calendar online at www. for info on events happening after October 18.

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A Sea-Change in Children’s Menus On May 9, 1964 my parents and I embarked at Naples, Italy on the American Export Lines S.S.Independence to sail to the United States. You can find my name on the printed List of Passengers booklet, Miss Leah A. McGrath — I was not quite three years old. Sadly I don’t remember this trip; but recently in a long forgotten trunk I found a stack of perfectly preserved menus from that voyage. All the printed menus feature beautiful prints of colorful ship figureheads. My parents kept both the adult and children’s menus. While the children’s menus are not nearly as artistic, what’s most interesting are the choices (note - I wasn’t sure what all of these items were so I will put an explanation): Starter: Fruit Cocktail or Iced Melon Soup Course: Potage Sante (pureed, cream-based soup of greens) / Consomme Celestine (clear, beef broth soup with noodles made of crepes) Entree: Broiled Sea Bass, Anchovy Butter / Mostaccioli a la Palermitaine (penne pasta dish) / Spring Chicken Poele, Fresh Vegetable Jardiniere / Roast Prime Ribs of Beef Au Jus Vegetables: String Beans / Cauliflower Polonaise Potatoes: Baked Idaho / Fondante Salad: Tossed Green Desserts: Marquise Alice (a chocolate tiramisu without the coffee) / Fruit Cake / Fruit Jello/ Ice Cream Beverages: Milk/ Buttermilk/ Tea / Coffee Nowhere in this menu or any of the other lunch and dinner menus from this voyage are chicken nuggets, hamburgers or french fries mentioned, though I’m also not sure why you would offer a 3-year old coffee as a beverage! At what point did we begin “dumbing down” restaurant menus and what kids are offered? Apparently things have changed quite a bit according to this children’s menu on the “Disney Dream” — not so aptly named when it comes to food... Starters: Chicken Noodle Soup / Pineapple and Melon Fruit Cup / Animators’ Garden Salad Entrees: Mickey’s Mac n Cheese / Minnie’s Mini Burger / Pizza (Pepperoni and Mozzarella) / Golden Chicken Strips / Mickey Pasta in a Creamy Cheese Sauce / Filet Steak Medallions on a rich Tomato Sauce / Baked Fresh Cod filet Dessert: Rich chocolate fudge cake with chocolate sauce / Apple pie with vanilla ice cream / Mickey ice cream bar / Selection of assorted ice cream I don’t know about you but I think I’d like to go back in time to that 1964 menu!

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Foreign flavors look yonder for their niche

By Emily Patrick

Photos by Max Cooper & Bill Rhodes The edges of Asheville have their own culinary life. Outside of downtown, where rent costs less and space to spread out comes easy, transplants to Asheville re-create the flavors of Jamaica, Poland and the Middle East. They cook with pride, and they serve without frills. Each restaurant owner works to balance their passion for the tastes of their heritage with the expectations that Asheville’s consumers bring to the dining room.

Jamaican in Canton Heading toward Canton, go past the old general store, the piano tuner and the tent revival (in season), and One Love Jamaican Restaurant sits on the left. It’s housed in a double-wide trailer, in a meadow surrounded by a fluorescent-green-andyellow picket fence and a series of cement picnic tables. The restaurant is the fourth incarnation of Jamaica native Patrick Bulgin’s One Love concept, which since 2006 has had locations on Sweeten Creek Road, South Market Street and downtown Hendersonville. In January, Bulgin brought his food to the eastern outskirts of Canton on Asheville Highway. He says the country near Canton suits him. “Somebody said, ‘Oh no. Don’t go there. It’s redneck,’” he says. “I said, ‘I don’t like that word. I’m going to go. So I come here, and I like it.” In his lime-green dining room, he serves the dishes he grew up with to the people of Haywood County, as well as to sojourners from Asheville and Hendersonville. The traditional Jamaican plates come as curries, jerks and stews. Bulgin offers conventional cuts of chicken, pork and beef, plus goat, oxtail and salt fish. He orders the meat cut to the specific thickness that suits his recipes, and marinates it days in advance. He serves his creations simply but proudly, prefaced by banana cornbread and accented with sides of peas and rice, collard greens, cabbage, plantains and baked macaroni and cheese.

He models his cooking after that of his mother, who worked in the kitchens of the Jamaican elite while Bulgin was growing up (She also served the island’s eminent visitors, including Johnny Cash). “I know that I love to cook because my mom,” Bulgin says. “I always stand up and watch her like this because she work so hard to send us to school. And I said, ‘I wonder if one day I’m going to do something good before she dies so I can help her.’” In 1979, Bulgin relocated to the United States and began cooking in New York City, where he honed his skills for the next 22 years, hoping to impress his mother. “She said, ‘I used to cook better,’” he says, chuckling. He grew determined to start his own restaurant, so he moved to Hendersonville in 2001, and in one building or another, he’s served his national dishes since 2006. He says Jamaican food is new to many of his

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Patrick Bulgin & the oven-cooked pork ribs of One Love.

customers, but he finds ways to ease them into the cuisine. “Sometimes some people come and say it’s too spicy,” he says. “I try my best to introduce something more flavorful to them, not spicy, especially Caribbean chicken,” a mild, coconut milk-based dish. His efforts have paid off: Curried goat has become a strong seller at One Love, and the customers enthusiastically down fish tea, a broth-based concoction that Bulgin prepares for special events. He’s even started catering weddings. For now, One Love will stay put, Bulgin says. But he says he would like to move to Haywood Road in West Asheville one day. One Love, 2153 Asheville Highway, serves from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant also caters. For more information, call 233-6797 or find One Love on Facebook.

Middle Eastern in the mall In the food court of the Asheville Mall, across the atrium from Chick-fil-A and next door to Subway, Cid Haddad connects with his Middle Eastern heritage. “It’s always in the back of your memory, that taste, that little taste,” he says. “You just want to always get as close as you can to that taste.” In an attempt to reproduce that taste, Haddad and his brother Jamal, created Baba Ghannouj, first in Raleigh and Durham, then in Wilmington and now, in Asheville. Their small restaurant has grown into a nine-store enterprise, with locations in malls, colleges and shopping centers. Haddad grew up in Kuwait, in a family of Palestinian heritage, with 10 siblings and a mother who loved to cook. “She can stand to any chef, and she does not have no recipes: She just puts it together,” he says. “She makes string beans in a way with lamb, ooh. And these here, stuffed grape leaves, there’s two ways to cook them. She cooks them with the meat and stuffed with zucchini and squash. When you eat that, you will think you are in heaven. I love it. I love it.” After he moved to the United States in his 20s, Haddad collaborated with his brother on a pizza restaurant. But after awhile, the pair decided to shift their focus back to their roots. “Why would you try something that is not your culture?” Haddad says. And from that question, they developed Baba Ghannouj as a way to express “that little knack for cooking,” as Haddad calls it, that they find from their mother. The spotless deli case that fronts their stall holds hummus drizzled with olive oil, baba ghanoush (the eponymous roasted eggplant dip), chick pea salad, tabbouleh, pickled turnips and cucumbers, stuffed grape leaves and fresh vegetable and fruit salads. “It’s very hard to present it in a mall,” Haddad says. “It takes a lot of work. We have to cut and prepare two or three times a day.”

On the menu board above the case, gyros, kabobs, shawarma and falafel come mild or spicy. The meats include lamb, beef and chicken, and vegetarian options are abundant. But the menu downplays one Middle Eastern staple in particular: pita bread. Haddad says nearby sources of fresh pocket bread are hard to find, and while Baba Ghannouj offers gyros in pitas, Haddad recommends burritos and hoagies to hold shawarma and falafel. “It gives it that extra taste that is missing in the Middle East,” he says. “If I ever go back, I will definitely try this over there.” Plus, he adds, the well-known breads make the Middle Eastern meats more familiar to the aver-

Cid Haddad & chicken shawarma burrito of Baba Ghannouj.

age mall-goer. He says a lot of people stop by his case to look, and some of them move on, but if he can entice the picky eaters to taste a sample, they usually buy the food. But certain customers come to the stall with Middle Eastern food in mind: veterans. “After all the trouble, a lot more know about it now, all these people who went there for the fighting,” Haddad says. “It makes the talk a lot easier when you’re starting to talk about something common between you, which is the food. I like it; you like it. It does break the ice.” Baba Ghannouj is in the food court of the Asheville Mall at 3 Tunnel Road. Mall hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 39

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Polish & Russian in Woodfin Baba’s Kitchen has a new name, but Baba’s influence remains. Owner Carol Meenan changed the name of the Woodfin eatery to The Potato Wedge in July in response to skepticism from would-be patrons. “People were profiling: They thought it was Indian, Turkish and Mediterranean,” she says. “[Our business is] already up 30 percent because of just the name change.” In fact, “baba” means grandmother in the Slavic languages. Meenan originally named the restaurant after the woman who inspires her cooking. She grew up hearing the tale of the family matriarch, her grandmother, Anna Ostak, who walked from Poland to Germany with a group of Gypsies and stowed away on a boat to America. “She raised me. That’s my blood,” Meenan says. “She cooked and cooked and cooked. When my aunt Rosie got married, the wedding went on for a week. They went to their honeymoon after they got married; they got back, it was still going on.” Meenan grew up in New York City, where she learned to cook Polish and

Russian dishes under the tutelage of her grandmother. Her father’s family owned butcher shops, where she learned to smoke meats. “It’s an art,” she says. “I carry out a tradition.” Old photographs of family businesses and aunts, uncles and cousins dot the walls of The Potato Wedge’s cozy dining room, where Meenan has served food inspired by her heritage for the past three years. At home, Meenan says she makes sausage, sauerkraut and pierogies from scratch. At the Potato Wedge, though, not everyone appreciates her traditional Russian specialties. “I had a lot of Russian food on here, and I had to pull a lot of it because nobody was ordering it,” she says. “They would say, ‘If I can’t pronounce it, I’m not eating it.’” She continues to cook the food she loves, but she’s begun a miniature marketing campaign to change the names of her grandmother’s dishes and make them more accessible to the Woodfin dining crowd. Just as Baba’s Kitchen became The Potato Wedge, chicken paprikash, a stew spiced and hued with paprika, becomes chicken and rice. A palachinka becomes a blintz. Some of the Eastern European menu items have been casualties

Carol Meenan & latkes, kielbasa, sauerkraut and pickled beets of The Potato Wedge.

of Meenan’s efforts to make the food more familiar to her customers, such as the pierogies, but she says she hopes to phase them back in. Now, the menu mostly hosts American breakfast and lunch staples: pancakes, omelets, biscuits, burgers, pork chops and hot dogs. But Meenan sprinkles Polish tastes among the familiar items. Kielbasa (from a New Jersey butcher), latkes, sauerkraut and pickled beets make appearances in addition to the rotating cast of specials (Polish cooking in disguise). Meenan says she’s still trying to find the right balance between Polish flavors and American tastes, but if her customers are in the mood for one of Baba’s dishes, all they have to do is ask. The Potato Wedge (formerly Baba’s Kitchen), 1459 Merrimon Ave. in Woodfin, serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 281-3613. • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 41

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Practice your chicken dance and your zombie shuffle. This weekend offers two chances to celebrate Asheville food and beer with jerky movements, varied vestments and specials at downtown bars and restaurants. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Oktoberfest takes over Wall Street for the fourth year in a row. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Bavarian-style regalia as they stroll the cobblestones sampling local beers from Highland, Pisgah, Green Man, French Broad and Asheville Brewing. “[Oktoberfest] was really just in response to seeing our craft beer scene grow and looking for a fun way to celebrate it,” says Meghan Rogers, membership and marketing coordinator at the Asheville Downtown Association, which organizes the festival. Cucina 24, The Market Place and Jack of the Wood will sell German staple foods from tents along the street, including sauerkraut and bratwurst. Beulah's Bavarian Pretzels and Lusty Monk Mustard will vend abundant snacks. But at Oktoberfest, food is not just for eating.Teams from the five participating breweries will play with their food in pretzel-tossing, pie-eating and keg-rolling contests (in addition to several others). The day's events include a costume contest to crown Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest, and North Carolina's largest chicken dance (or so it's being called). “I'm not sure I can substantiate that fact, though,” Rogers says. On Sunday, Oct. 14, translate those jerky dancing skills into a zombie shuffle: Ashtoberfest is sponsoring the Zombie Pub Crawl, which encourages participants to pull their best zombie face and take to the streets. In the past, Ashtoberfest has organized large Zombie walks, but this year, they're asking zombies to roam on their own.

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Zombies will gather at ZaPow! at 7 p.m. for a preparty that includes free French Broad beer. Makeup artists will transform the living into the undead for donations. Other activities will include palm reading, a raffle and live music performed by Ben Wilson. The event is open to zombies young and old. At 9 p.m., the zombies will go out on the town. The Southern, Thirsty Monk, The Bier Garden, Asheville Yacht Club and Rankin Vault will seek to attract zombies with festivities such as decorations and food and drink specials. “We hope the family zombies go off and patronize other local spots around downtown as well,” says Sarah Giavedoni, volunteer coordinator for Ashtoberfest. For zombies who are concerned about staying in character, Giavedoni says eating and drinking will not compromise their authenticity. She says Asheville zombies are lively. “I think maybe our

undead aren't quite as dead as they would be if they were just going after people's brains,” she says. “We're hoping that the bars will do spooky, brainy-themed appetizers and drinks.” Oktoberfest takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13 on Wall Street. Scheduled events begin with a parade at 11:57 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $35 on the day of the festival (unless it sells out). The ticket includes beer samples and participation in events. Visit ashevilledowntown. org for tickets and more information. Ashtoberfest's Zombie Pub Crawl on Sunday, Oct. 14 begins at 7 p.m. with an all-ages preparty at ZaPow!, 21 Battery Park Ave. Zombies will disperse throughout downtown at 9 p.m. X Emily Patrick can be reached at food@mountainx. com.

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by emiLy patriCk Munchies 'N More, Asheville's new online delivery convenience store, was born out of a tried-and-true business model: See a problem, provide a solution. “I actually got the idea a couple months ago sitting in my east Asheville home really wanting a piece of pie, and I had no means to go get a piece of pie,” says Conor Quinn, owner. “I thought, 'Well, it would be kind of cool if there was a company that would just bring it to me at 2:30 in the morning.' So I sparked up the idea.” Quinn plans to have a soft opening on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Select items will be available for sale online and for delivery. A grand opening will follow in a couple of weeks. Eventual plans include delivery of beer, cigarettes, snacks, candy, ice cream, microwave foods, condoms, medicines and other convenience store sundries through the website His crew of drivers will deliver these items to locations in Asheville north of I-40 for a $3.50 delivery fee.

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“I like to think I'm catering to multiple different crowds,” Quinn says. “I'll have children's cough medicine for those times that a mom can't get out in the middle of the night, and the kid just won't go to sleep. I'll have everything for just about everybody for any kind of late-night purpose.” The beer selection will include local, domestic and imported selections. Quinn most recently worked as a manager at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, so he plans to highlight those beers in particular. He adds that the cigarette and alcohol deliveries will be regulated with several identification processes. For those late-night pie cravings, Quinn hopes to collaborate with local bakeries to sell their cupcakes and pastries after their storefronts close. Munchies 'N More delivers Monday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. To order, visit X Emily Patrick can be reached at food@mountainx. com. • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 43

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Better than trophies: Local artist Adam Strange painted the prizes for the Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge.

Luella’s Bar-B-Que wins the challenge Luella’s Bar-B-Que went to the Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge on Sept. 30 with a brand-new sandwich recipe, and left with both the first place and people’s choice awards, beating out 10 other restaurants. “It was surprising,” says co-owner Jeff Miller. “Tempeh’s on the menu. We’re not experts at handling protein alternatives, or at least we weren’t until Sunday.” Miller and kitchen manager Nate Whiting engineered the tempeh to taste and look like corned beef, and they sliced the protein thin, which diners appreciated. Miller says the sandwich will enter the specials rotation and one day become a menu item. In lieu of trophies, award winners received paintings by local artist Adam Strange. “Talk about icing on the cake,” Miller says. The judges awarded second place to Nine Mile and third place to One Stop Deli and Bar. The competition raised more than $2,000 for MANNA FoodBank, enough money to provide 6,000 meals.

Dobrá Tea now gluten-free Downtown Asheville’s Dobrá Tea is saying goodbye to gluten. As of Friday, Oct. 5, the snack plates and baked goods that the shop sells do not include the protein composite that causes digestive irritation for some. Dobrá doesn’t have a kitchen — they buy snacks from local bakers, vendors and small-batch producers — but they’ve replaced all their food preparation equipment to avoid cross-contamination from past glutenous items. The new food menu features flat bread from My Gluten-Free Bakery in Hendersonville that Dobrá serves with hummus, baba ghanoush and goat cheese. Baked items include Nutella tea biscuits with almonds from May Apple Bakery, Cardamom Ganesh cookies from Leishka’s Old World Bakery and pumpkin spice bread from Sugar Two Shoes.

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“I’d say 80 percent of our customers seem to be gluten-free, or they want to be,” says owner Andrew Snavely. “I myself am gluten-free.” Dobrá Tea is located at 78 N. Lexington Ave. For more information, call 575-2424.

asheville City market will come inside for winter The downtown Asheville City Market will hibernate no longer. The gathering of local vendors will sell their wares over the winter months in the atrium of the Haywood Park Hotel from January to March. “One of the reasons to start a winter market is to help farmers be able to have a market when they can extend their season through greenhouse growing,” says Mike McCreary, program coordinator for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. With space for up to 35 vendors, the market will continue to offer produce, cheese, meats, eggs, baked goods, value-added food products and arts and crafts every Saturday from Jan. 12 through the end of March, when operations resume at the outdoor location on South Charlotte Street.

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growdown in black mountain Black Mountain’s Growdown Home Kitchen provides would-be entrepreneurs access to commercial kitchen equipment in a certified space, and it’s taking applications for more vendors. The former location of Sprout Garden Cafe and The Oak House restaurant now houses the endeavors of Imladris Farm jams and Green River Picklers, but there’s opportunity for more entrepreneurs, says owner Jon Braden. He envisions the kitchen as a resource for sauce-makers, picklers and smallscale caterers. Vendors share equipment and disperse costs. Braden is in the process of constructing a large, outdoor walk-in freezer and cooler. To learn more about the kitchen, contact Braden at 337-6578.

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Malaprop’s this week hosts two author events featuring food writers: signings for Chefs of the Mountains by John E. Batchelor and Food and Faith by Norman Wirzba. Chefs of the Mountains tells the stories of 40 WNC chefs and records their recipes, including The Junction’s sweet-tea brined fried chicken and Rezaz’s tzatziki sauce. Batchelor has written restaurant reviews in Greensboro since 1981. He’s also served on the judging panel of the WNC Chef’s Challenge. Batchelor will appear at Malaprop’s, 55 Haywood St., on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with samples of local food. As for the theological side of food, Wirzba, an eco-theologian and research professor of theology, ecology and rural life at Duke Divinity School, will deliver a lecture on the moral and spiritual aspects of producing and eating food. Wirzba and colleague Fred Bahnson will speak on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Bahnson and Wirzba will host a seminar on the spirituality of eating at the First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St., from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the Malaprop’s events, visit event or call 254-6734. For more about the seminar on the spirituality of eating, call Fred Bahnson, director of The Food and Faith Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, at 553-3564.


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beautifuL” aLtamont theatre earns a reputation for gooD Listening by kim ruehL On a cool September night, Nashvillebased singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier is onstage at the Altamont Theatre playing for a packed house. By the time she’s through the first tune, the magic of the room has taken over. “This sounds beautiful,” she says, looking first at her accompanist and then the crowd. The audience is wrapped around her finger. When they speak, it’s in a whisper, and only to lean to the person sitting next to them, something along the lines of, “I love this.” Indeed, Asheville boasts myriad bars and clubs that cater to an always-buzzing (and sometimes, just plain talking right through the show) music scene. But there’s something about this room that elicits rapt attention. Maybe it’s because it was originally designed for theater; or maybe it’s that owners Brian Lee and his wife, Tiffany R. Hampton, have an enthusiasm for art’s nuances, which has rubbed off on the place. Regardless, it’s hard to be in this room without feeling reverence for whatever is about to happen onstage. Referring to Gauthier’s performance and the other shows the Altamont puts on, Lee is careful to note, “We’re not trying to compete as another club here in town. We’re a true listening room.” In a sense, the story of this listening room began in a New York City dog park. Lee and Hampton had moved from the Raleigh area to Manhattan, so Hampton could pursue a career in musical theater. The park where they took their dogs was full of actors trading stories about venues around the country — which ones were performer-friendly, which ones you should avoid. Lee and Hampton started thinking. “It’s not hard to be respectful to artists,” Lee says. A few years later, the couple visited Asheville for a family reunion and decided to leave the bustle of New York’s theater world, and Lee’s software business, to open a black box theater company in the mountains. They found an old brick building on Church Street downtown and got to work. Marrying the tradition of the structure with green building standards (those hardwood floors are from 1895), they enlisted the skills of Glazer Architecture. They built a bar and green room in the basement, and designed

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feeling reverence for who’s on stage: Performers at the Altamont include Deep Dark Woods, above. Photo by Rich Orris. Below, Mary Gauthier. Photo by Frank Zipperer.

upComing shoWs at the aLtamont Musical storyteller Chuck Brodsky plays Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. $12. Americana fusion acts MiZ and Lizzy Ross play Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. $8. Pan Harmonia presents “And Longing to be the Singing Master of My Soul” on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. $12/$15. Poetry at the Altamont Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. $5. Traditional jazz outfit USAF Band — Heritage Ramblers plays Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Free.

other artists who have appeared here. Joey Ryan of the Milk Carton Kids — an Americana duo from California — came through a week earlier. Still happy with their Altamont show, even after their tour moved on to the Northeast, Ryan explains the owners have created a room which “takes its place among a small group of elite listening rooms across the country… simply by making it clear that the performance on stage is the sole purpose for its existence,” Ryan says. Lee agrees this is exactly what sparks the fire for him. “Our goal — and we share this with the artists — is to get the best possible show.” X Kim Ruehl is a freelance writer living in Asheville. Follow her on Twitter: @kimruehl.

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a theater with impeccable acoustics and a near-eye-level stage for the performers. With chairs and tables down, it can hold about 120 people; standing-room only, the room welcomes an audience of 200. It’s not a giant space, but numbers aren’t what matters. Here, it’s all about the music. “We have shows that sell extremely well and others that don’t — they’re new artists, but they’re really good,” Lee says. “That’s what matters.” There’s a fire in his voice when he speaks of his creation, a passion for the music that belies the fact he’s not an artist himself. Since shifting the venue’s focus to music back in January, he’s discovered his taste sits solidly in the realm of Americana — a style of music teeming with artists and fans hungry for great listening rooms, who usually settle for bars. “A good example is the Deep Dark Woods,” Lee says. “They played here and then we saw they were nominated at the Americana Music Awards for Best Emerging Artist. They didn’t have a huge crowd when they were here this last time, but … we thought they were good.” Hampton adds, “They have stories to tell. We built this place with theater in mind and the elements are the same. What we wanted to do was [to focus on] lesser-known shows by well-known composers, about the heart of what the characters on stage were saying. Stories set to music. That’s the same thing that goes on with musicians — from every walk of life, every genre — they’re just here to say what they have to say, to tell their stories.” The shift has been effective. Rick Wood is a local music fan who’s become accustomed to attending weekly shows at the Altamont. “We come for Tuesday jazz jams because it’s a nice place to actually hear the music,” Wood says. “The musicians always say it sounds really good.” Indeed, Gauthier’s declaration that the room sounds beautiful has been echoed by

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Move over Andie MacDowell and Lauren Tamayo. Asheville’s got a new TV star in town: paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren. The local author/radio host/museum curator is part of the cast of the Travel Channel’s new Paranormal Paparazzi, one of the most buzzedabout shows at this year’s Comic-Con. And for good reason. Even in a TV landscape saturated with paranormal-themed reality series (Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters, Fact or Faked, to name a few), PP stands out like Bigfoot at a NAIR party. Styled after TMZ (the cheeky celebrity gossip and entertainment news show), Paranormal Paparazzi centers on a crew of six reporters (including Warren) who are each tasked with tracking down the strangest, spookiest, most eyebrow-raising stories from around the country. A lizard man in South Carolina? Alien abductions in Knoxville? Teenage sister exorcists? How about Will Ferrell’s haunted trailer, or Andy Kaufman ghost sightings at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel in Nevada? Like on TMZ, the crew report back their findings in a casual newsroom setting, to be analyzed and debated amid much goofing around. It’s lighthearted, fast-paced, and a hell of a lot more entertaining than you’d expect from a show with lake monsters and mothmen. “The thing I like about Paranormal Paparazzi is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously,” says Warren, who was one of the first cast members picked for the series. “It’s more of a cultural approach to the paranormal, as opposed to a scientific one, so it does more than simply try to show people some type of new phenomenon, or try to prove or disprove something. And it reminds us that, you know, we really don’t know everything. And when you accept that, and you’re open to that, then your imagination kicks in. And that’s when it gets fun.” It also helps that the motley crew has such great chemistry. The group includes people like Rachel Fine (from Howard Stern’s Howard TV) and entertainment writer and pop-culture journalist Aaron Sagers, the host of the show. “Before we started shooting this program, the producers got us all together for a week in New York,” Warren says. “We spent all day talking about the way we wanted the show to feel, the topics that we thought would make it a little bit different. And then at night, we chose to hang out with each other. And that word ‘chose’ is very important. Because that’s actually not so common in TV. But we liked each other. We’d go out drinking, we’d go out partying.” Warren, not surprisingly, is the crew’s paranormal expert. Anyone who’s followed the

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Haunted Asheville author’s career knows it’s a role for which he’s well-suited. For more than 15 years, Warren has been a leading researcher of the strange and bizarre, so much so that he’s a regular guest on the Coast to Coast AM radio show, as well as a frequent talking head on The History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Syfy. If you ever need a detailed explanation on the popular theories of ghosts, or want to know the historical basis behind the Illuminati, Warren’s your guy. “Though I always find it a little paradoxical when people talk about being ‘experts’ in the paranormal,” he jokes. “Because the paranormal, by definition, is what we don’t know, right? And I’m the first one to point out when I think there is a cause and effect here in the physical, empirical world. I feel like that if I don’t use Occam's Razor, that if I don’t come up with the simplest explanation first, then very quickly somebody else will — and I’m going to look like an idiot.” In fact, one of his favorite PP investigations this season had nothing to do with the paranormal. It was a story he did on a Texas survivalist, who for six years lived with his wife entirely off the grid: no electricity, no telephones, no watches. In fact, no human contact of any kind. They were so completely self-reliant, they even brewed their own alcohol. “When he emerged after six years, the first thing that shocked him was that we have a black president,” Warren says, laughing. “The second thing was that he said that the world seemed to be moving in fast motion. He couldn't cross the street in time before the light changed. He couldn’t get on the elevator before the door closed. His system had just slowed down so much. And the third and most fascinating thing is that he never once got sick in that six-year period. But when he came out, he got sick immediately, because his body had not been evolving with the various germs in our society. He actually got so sick he had to take HIV medication in order to prevent him dying. To me, it’s almost like time travel. This guy went away and he came back, and the world was totally different. And that is something so fascinating that is beyond what we think of as paranormal or supernatural.” It’s stories like that that make PP such a welcome and fresh addition to the TV screen. And if all goes well, expect to see Warren’s face a lot more in the future. “It’s a little weird, because [TV] is partially about appearances, and I’m not a guy who works out every day,” he says with a laugh. “But it’s a lot of fun. I love it.” X

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by aLLi marshaLL It’s been almost exactly five years since GFE alum Cactus, aka Agent 23, introduced us to the concept that kids’ music could be fun for adults, too. And, as the fedora-wearing, rhyme-spitting, “I Gotta Be Me” chanting, local musician tapping, free-wheeling kid-hop ringmaster known as Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, he opened ears and hearts with his debut album, Easy. Fast-forward a half-decade: Skidoo has seen his songs top the XMKids chart, he’s made awardwinning videos, garnered NPR air time, played festivals from Lollapalooza to Austin City Limits, was featured on the Grammy-winning album, All About Bullies ... Big and Small. And perhaps best of all, he shared the stage with his family — wife Brooke sings and daughter Saki, aka MC Fireworks (now a tween), raps. This year saw the release of 23 Skidoo’s third album, the effervescent Make Believers, which blends hip-hop with musical styles of the last century, from ragtime to rockabilly. Says Skidoo, “I’ve spent 18 years doing music, but this is only the third year people are really recognizing it.” Which means now is time for him to grow his vision. “The iron is hot and I need to figure out how to strike as hard as I possibly can,” he says. Which, at least for the time being, involves a move away from Asheville. Skidoo likens his WNC home base to “treading beautiful water”: It’s comfortable and pleasant. But, he says, “In my line of work, I don’t think tomorrow’s guaranteed at all.” So Skidoo and family are heading West to the Lake Tahoe area of California, where the hip-hop artist will begin working to line up West Coast tours. He already

has some California inroads, such a playing Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LegoLand (for the second year). Skidoo also has ideas, such as a TV show (he described that as “pretty well-developed) and a theatrical production (”in its early stages.”) These offshoots of the 23 Skidoo albums give the artist room to grow, but also also allow for a future where Saki, a star in her own right, might choose not to perform or contribute to the Skidoo sound. So far, Saki’s rapped since age 5 and even had her solo rapping debut aired on NPR. But Skidoo (hardly a stage dad) wants Saki to perform only as long it makes her happy. As far as he’s concerned, Skidoo knows that making music is what makes him happy. And hopes that the move out west will help him to refocus. The great thing about living in Asheville for the past 16 years, he says, is “I’ve gotten to know everyone here, and it’s awesome. The hard part is, there’s always something to do and it’s distracting.” Still, as happy as we are for Skidoo and his family, and as excited as we are to see what new and brilliant sounds and sights he’ll bring (West Coast or East, it’s sure to be uplifting, thought-provoking, funky, colorful, and a celebration of individuality), we’re going to miss the undisputed king of kid-hop. (Worth noting: Skidoo’s adult album, Monkeywrench, is a work of beat-savvy poetic prowess that should be revisited frequently.) But that doesn’t mean he won’t return. “I’ll be coming back to Asheville all the time,” promises Skidoo. “I’m planning to record my next album here.” X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@

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A craft revolution is taking over America and Western North Carolina is in the thick of it. People across the nation are eschewing mass-produced goods in favor of handcrafted items and American Craft Week is helping to spread the word. “In a society filled with machine-made things, we need to support the talented and dedicated people who create decorative and useful goods by hand,” says Diane Sulg, co-chair of the American Craft Week campaign. Handmade goods are part of WNC's rich artistic tradition and our region is doing its part to highlight the exceptional works of local crafters. Unusual techniques such as raku pottery will be at the forefront of our area's celebrations. Ceramicist Steven ForbesdeSoule pulls his pottery from the kiln and places it in a specialized metal container filled with combustible materials to create unexpected results and intense colors. His raku pottery will be for sale at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands in Asheville Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Art Rosenbaum is known for his colorful depictions of Southern life. His oil paintings capture the spirit of real and imagined people and the places they love. Rosenbaum's paintings will be on display at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, alongside a juried exhibition of 50 craftspeople, through the end of October. Turtle Island Pottery encourages the public to do some good while shopping for handcrafted items during American Craft Week. The studio will donate 10 percent of its sales to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, which provides direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists during natural and medical emergencies. As if that wasn't incentive enough, the studio will offer a free gift with any purchase from its showroom in Old Fort. American Craft Week is a chance for crafters and art-lovers to come together to honor handmade goods. Check out our list of exhibits, demonstrations and lectures to plan the final week of this annual celebration.

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asheville art in the park • SATURDAYS through (10/20), 10am-6pm - Asheville Art in the Park will feature 60 area artisans and demonstrations by John C. Campbell Folk School crafters. Held in Pack Square Park. Free. Info: aUtUmn leaves Craft show • TH (10/11) & FR (10/12), 10am-5pm; SA (10/13), 10am-4pm - The Autumn Leaves Craft Show will feature 50 local crafters at the Macon County Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 441, Franklin. Attendees are encouraged to bring a can of cat food for the Catman 2 Sanctuary. Free to attend. Info: blaCk and white iii • Through SU (1/6) - Black and White III, works by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, will be on display at the Folk Art Center, MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mon.-Sun., 9am-6pm. Free. Info: or 298-7928. blUe spiral 1 • Through TU (12/31) - Blue Spiral 1 will host ceramics by Ben Owen III, Gary Schlappal

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and Vicki Grant, along with wood pendulums by Michael Costello and baskets by Carole Hetzel. Located at 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free. Info: www. Craft fair of the soUthern hiGhlands • TH (10/18) through SA (10/20), 10am-6pm; SU (10/21), 10am-5pm - The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands will feature clay, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass and more at the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $8/free for children under 12. Info: or 298-7928. Crimson laUrel Gallery • Through WE (10/31) - Crimson Laurel Gallery, 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville, will host Veil, ceramics by Matt Kelleher; Stories by Hand, ceramics by Jenny Mendes and Shoko Teruyama; and ceramics by Susan Feagin. Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon-5pm. Free. Info: 688-3599 or desert moon desiGns stUdio and Gallery • Through WE (10/31) - Featured artist: Todd Babb (sculpture).

• SA (10/13), noon-4pm - Babb will share inspirations for his contemporary designs and demonstrate bronze resin sculpture during a reception for his ongoing exhibition. east of asheville stUdio toUr • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 10am-6pm - A selfguided tour of artist studios in East Asheville, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Fairview and Old Fort. Free. Info: flow • FR (10/12), 6-9pm - An opening reception for 20/20: Jewelry by Deb Karash will be held at Flow: Handmade Adornment Body and Home, 14 S. Main St., Marshall. Info: from hand to hand: fUnCtional Craft in wnC • Through FR (11/16) - From Hand to Hand: Functional Craft in WNC, a celebration of craft artists living in the 25 counties of Western North Carolina, will be on display at HandMade in America, 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: www. • FR (10/12), 5:30-8pm - American Craft Week reception. GraCe Cathey sCUptUre Garden and Gallery • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 1-4pm - Grace Cathey Scupture Garden and Gallery, 136 Depot St., Waynesville, will host fire and steel demonstrations including the creation of a life-sized bird sculpture. Free. Info: Grovewood Gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. April-Dec.: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 253-7651. • WE (10/10) through FR (10/12), 11am-4pm Demonstrations by woodworker and furniture maker Russell Gale. • SA (10/13), 11am-4pm - A self-guided tour of artists' studios on the Grovewood Gallery grounds will feature Chris Abell (flute maker), Carl Powell (glass) and Thomas Reardon and Kathleen Doyle (jewelry). Free. hiGh CoUntry QUilters • TH (10/11) through SA (10/13), 10am-4pm The High Country Quilters' annual show, "Bear Foot in the Mountains," will feature a variety of quilts, a craft room, vendors, food and more. Held at the Maggie Valley Town Hall and Pavillion, 3987 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. Free. Info: or 926-3169. kiln openinG • SA (10/13), 10am-4pm - Little Mountain Pottery will host a kiln opening, featuring demonstrations by Claude and Elaine Graves, along with mountain music. Held at 6372 Peniel Road, Tryon. Free. Info: LittleMountainPotteryTryonNC or (864) 4576555. maple Grove holiday baZaar • FR (10/12) & SA (10/13), 8am-4pm - The Maple Grove Holiday Bazaar will feature holiday decorations, clothing, kitchenware and baked goods. Held at Maple Grove UMC, 79 Maple Grove Church Road, Waynesville. Free to attend. Info: or mh libman woodtUrninG • Through SA (10/13), 11am, 1pm & 3pm - MH Libman Woodturning will offer studio tours and

demonstrations at 191 Lyman St., Suite 165. Free. Info: moUntain Glory festival • SA (10/13), 9am-5pm - The Mountain Glory Festival will feature 140 artists and crafters, along with food, bluegrass and activities for kids. Held on Main Street in downtown Marion. Free to attend. Info: moUntain made • Through WE (10/31) - Mountain Made, 1 Page Ave., Suite 123 in the Grove Arcade, will feature a month-long celebration of local craft including pottery demonstrations by Jean and Carl Saak and glassblowing demonstrations by Jason Probstein. Free. Info: oriental rUG event • WE (10/17) through SA (10/20), 11am-7pm - Ten Thousand Villages will host its annual Oriental Rug Event, featuring hand-knotted rugs made in Pakistan by fairly paid adults, at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 2425 Hendersonville Road in Arden. Info: www. paper sCUlptUre and CollaGe • Through MO (12/31) - Cut, Bend, Fold, Color: Paper Sculpture and Collage in Dimension. On display at Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Road. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www. or 253-7651.

125 S. Lexington Ave. Made possible by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Free. Info: sprUCe pine potters’ market • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 10am-5pm - The Spruce Pine Potters’ Market will feature 30 potters and clay artists at 31 Cross St., Spruce Pine. Free to attend. Info: the basCom: a Center for the visUal arts • Through WE (10/31) - The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts will display Art Rosenbaum: Voices, paintings depicting rural Southern life; and American Craft Today, a juried exhibition of creations by approximately 50 craftspeople. Located at 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free. Info: the little flea • SATURDAYS through (12/15), 10am-2pm - The Little Flea features crafts, toys, baked goods and more. Held at 718 Haywood Ave. Free to attend. Info: the villaGe potters • Through FR (10/12), 11am-2pm - Artist demonstrations will be held at 191 Lyman St., #180. Free. • SA (10/13), 11am-2pm - Works by students from The Village Potters Teaching Center will be on display. Free.

penland sChool of Crafts • Through SU (11/18) - The Core Show, works by Penland School of Crafts' core fellows, will be on display at 67 Doras Trail, Penland. Info: portrait demo • FR (10/12), 9-11:30am - Colorado-based artist Peter Campbell will present a portrait demonstration at Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts Leage's Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. $30. Info: or 669-0351. rad seCond satUrdays • SA (10/13), 10am-6pm - Asheville River Arts District's Second Saturdays will feature artist demonstrations, classes, open studios and more. Highlights include a kiln opening at Cotton Mill Studios, a "collaborative painting experience" at Drakon Studios and a chair caning demo at Studio 375 Depot. Free. Info and map: www.riverartsdistrict. com. seventh avenUe arts and Crafts baZaar • SA (10/13), 10am-5pm - The Seventh Avenue Arts and Crafts Bazaar will feature jewelry, functional pieces and "whimsical products" produced by local crafters. Held in front of the train depot in the Historic Seventh Avenue District, Hendersonville. Entertainment includes the Hendersonville Children's Choir, Step Child Band and the Southern Connections clogging team. Free to attend. Info: soUthern Craft: a revival in the moUntains • FR (10/12), 5:30pm - Anna Fariello, director of the Craft Revival Project at WCU, will present Southern Craft: A Revival in the Mountains. Held at HandMade in America, • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 53

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EntEr thE Falco thE tail draggEr is in your toWn by lancE WillE It could only have happened in Memphis, where country music and rhythm & blues collided in a train wreck known as rock ‘n’ roll, where blues and jazz riffs had floated up and down the Mississippi with each passing steamboat, a once-relevant cultural hub. One day Memphis awoke and music history had moved on — to Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans — taking the music and leaving only the history to crumble in upon itself amid an uncaring populace. Entire books have been written about this tragedy, and if you’re in the mood for a sad tale, there’s one to be found. The last chapter, however, the epitaph of a grievous history, was yet to be written. While a thick melancholy floated in the humid Memphis breeze, Tav Falco, staggering through midtown replete with pompadour and razor-thin mustache, formed the Unapproachable Panther Burns in 1979. Tav had moved from the nearby farmland of Arkansas several years earlier, finding a Memphis filled with dust-laden oddballs like William Eggleston and Alex Chilton. Artists creating for the hell of it more than any financial gain, and more than one bottle of cheap whisky was certainly drained while lamenting now forgotten heroes of The South’s not-too-distant past: Bobby Lee Trammel, Johnnie Burnette, Leadbelly. What Tav Falco started as an art video collective aimed at bringing attention to the underappreciated evolved into a musical tribute group, honoring and eventually performing with the likes of Charlie Feathers and Jessie Mae Hemphill, preaching their forgotten gospel to the next generation. Alex Chilton had returned to Memphis after a stint in New York, working amid a burgeoning punk scene, still wounded from a mainstream disregard for Big Star. He brought the musically like-minded and still unknown Cramps to Memphis to produce their first sessions, a twisted take on rockabilly that sparked a sleeping musical ethos buried deep under the grit and broken glass that littered the streets, a conscience that could not be denied as much as the city might try. An underground scene began to evolve, where musicians and artists came together in a working-class alternative universe centered around the dive bar known then as The Well, later renamed Antenna Club. The Well provided the drinks, Tav Falco, Alex Chilton and an evolving army of enthusiastic amateurs provided the noise, embracing unbridled enthusiasm over sterile musical standards. At their best (or worst), the Panther Burns combined anarchist literacy, Dada humor and antiestablishment disdain into a swirling Southern Gothic psychedelic country mishmash. Though easily and often dismissed, the band defined the Midtown Memphis scene for years and set the stage for a still thriving musical underground. That was all nearly a lifetime ago, and these days most devotees know the music of The Cramps, The Gun Club, even Charlie Feathers, yet the Panther Burns continue to ply their trade in relative obscurity. This may be the secret of their longevity, but it’s more likely the unfettered drive of a half-insane Arkansas curiosity, dressed as an Argentine tango dancer, quoting Antonin Artaud. Because he lives primarily in Europe, where the dressing rooms are cleaner and the audiences more astute, bringing Tav Falco to America, let alone our town, is noteworthy, probably money-losing and unlikely to be repeated. X

Tav Falco and the Unapproachable Panther Burns, with the Krektones Broadway’s Wednesday, Oct. 17, 9 p.m. $10/$13. Tickets at Broadways, Static Age & Harvest Records Illustration by Suzie Millions

Full Disclosure: Lance Wille plays drums in The Krektones. The man knows his music.

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Comic expo & afterparty Leaf Each season of the Lake Eden Arts Festival has its own flavor. Not a theme, per se, but certain threads that run along the lines of world beat, folk and Americana sounds. This time around? Roots-informed heavy-hitters like The Mickey Hart Band, The Tony Rice Unit, The Be Good Tanyas and Sol Driven Train. Also check out Tinariwen (a band of Tuareg-Berber musicians from the Sahara Desert), local artist Jonathan Scales and MC Yogi (who combines hip-hop with Hindu devotional chants). Fall LEAF runs Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-21. Tickets are available in advance only, through Wednesday, Oct. 17. Weekend plus (includes Thursday night and camping) are $179 for adults /$149 for kids. Weekend tickets (with camping) are $155/$130. Day tickets (no camping) are $103/$91 for the weekend, $45/$37 for Friday or Sunday and $55/$48 for Saturday. Photo of Jonathan Scales by Jon Leidel.

Ah, the video-game cover-band scene. It’s small, but has a devoted following, and if there are godfathers of it, it’s The Minibosses. The band plays the Comic Expo (the replacement for now-defunct Fanaticon) afterparty at the Emerald Lounge, along with Metroid Metal and Danimal Cannon. Before the afterparty, check out the all-day comic book and pop-culture convention at the U.S. Cellular Center. It’s all costumes, sci-fi, gaming and wackiness. Geek out! Expo is $5, free for kids 12 and under. Afterparty is $3 if you went to the expo, or $5 if you didn’t. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

urban gypsy Upcycled fashion maven Elle Palmer returns to Asheville with the latest installment of her Urban Gypsy traveling trunk show, a secondhand pop-up boutique. This time, the event takes place above Mountain Lights at 30 N. Lexington Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 13 (11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 14 (noon-5 p.m.). Shop Palmer’s hand-selected array of vintage clothing, designer items, kids’ clothes, shoes, belts and more in a setting of exposed brick and velvet couches. There will also be a tarot card reader and a henna artist, along with live music. Need help assembling an outfit? A professional stylist (from The Real Housewives of Atlanta) will be on hand.

Wayne robbins and the hellsayers with the sadies After a yearlong hiatus, local indie-rockers Wayne Robbins and the Hellsayers return to the stage. And to the sound waves — check out Soundcloud for newly uploaded tracks, like the brightly lilting “We Are All Singing Now” and the dusky, dreamy “The Island of Malta.” Guitarist Jonas Cole tells Xpress that the Hellsayers are “reconverging with their sights set on recording a new album in the spring, followed by returning to Europe.” Canadian alt-country rockers The Sadies headline the Friday, Oct. 12 show. 9 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 day of show. • OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2012 55

clubland WeD., oCtober 10 185 kinG street Reggae jam w/ Nethali Percival and Dennis Berndt, 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Swayback Sisters (Americana, country, soul), 8-10pm allstars sports bar and Grill Karaoke, 9pm aQUa Cafe and bar International reggae w/ DJ Zenssy & Raztech, 9:30pm athena's ClUb Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Bluegrass jam w/ Larry & Grayson Deal, 8:30pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Open mic bobo Gallery Dysphemic & Miss Eliza (electronic, dance, violin), 9pm ClUb hairspray Debaucherosity dance party w/ DJ Capital & Damaged Goods, 10pm ClUb xCapades DJ Thunder Get down Karaoke, 10pm Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Nick Lowe (singer-songwriter, power pop) w/ Chuck Prophet, 8pm Grind Cafe Trivia night, 8pm Grove park inn Great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm JaCk of hearts pUb Bluegrass jam, 7pm

old soul: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings harken back to the horn-infused, analog soul of the ‘60s, shunning modern recording techniques for the warmth of tape. Catch the band’s high-octane live show at Pisgah Brewing Company on Friday, Oct. 12.

JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm lobster trap Valorie Miller (Americana, folk), 7-9pm one stop deli & bar Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6pm Soul/jazz jam, 11pm oranGe peel Leftover Salmon (jam, bluegrass, rock), 9pm pisGah brewinG Company Campfire Reverends (blues, Americana), 6pm soUthern appalaChian brewery Brian McSweeney (alternative, pop, rock), 7pm straiGhtaway Cafe Coping Stone (world, Appalachian), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm the altamont theater Stuart McNair (Americana, roots), 9pm the Corner Karaoke, 10pm the lower level Soiree Fantastique (magic theater), 8pm the maGnetiC field Magnetic Song Series feat: Amanda Platt, Josh Blake, & Aaron Price, 8pm

Dan Lewis & Michael Gaffney (singer-songwriters), 7:30pm wild winG Cafe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 7:30pm

thu., oCtober 11 185 kinG street Hogtown Squealers & Curtis Gardin (live WSQL broadcast), 6pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm adam dalton distillery Jeff Bujak (dance), 10pm allstars sports bar and Grill Dance night, 10pm altamont brewinG Company The Sweet Talkers (rockabilly), 9:30pm aQUa Cafe and bar Bachata w/ DJ Raztech, 9:30pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Get Right Band (rock, funk), 9pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Paul Cataldo (folk, Americana), 7pm

DJ Thunder emerald loUnGe Gonjasufi (electronic, hip-hop) w/ Sonnymoon & B. Lewis, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Jenne Sluder (folk rock), 6pm Get down Holy Wave (psychedelic rock), 9:30pm Good stUff The Zoodles, 7pm Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Danny Barnes (rock, jazz, fusion, bluegrass) w/ Louisa Branscomb & Jeanette Williams, 8:30pm Grove park inn Great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm harrah's Cherokee Karaoke, 8pm-midnight JaCk of hearts pUb Old-time jam, 7pm JaCk of the wood pUb No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm

boiler room Country Revue (drag show), 10pm

lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Wilder Maker (folk, rock) w/ Wash Hallow & Wyla, 9:30pm

vanUatU kava bar Open mic, 9pm

bUrGerworx Open mic, 7-9pm

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

westville pUb Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm

ClUb hairspray "Gong Show" karaoke, 10pm

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one stop deli & bar Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm Phuncle Sam (jam, rock), 10pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Tina & Her Pony (indie, Americana), 7pm The Hard Bop Explosion (funk, jazz), 9pm

oranGe peel The English Beat/Paul Collins (power pop), 9pm phoenix loUnGe Bradford Carson (jazz, blues, rock), 9pm pisGah brewinG Company Throwback Thursday (reggae & food), 6:30pm The Revivalists (rock, jam), 9pm pUrple onion Cafe Trees Leave (folk, Americana), 7:30pm red staG Grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm sCUlly's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm soUth side station Karaoke, 8pm soUthern appalaChian brewery Nitrograss (bluegrass), 7pm tallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the bywater Taylor Martin & friends (country, Americana), 8:30pm the dUGoUt Rockstar Thursdays (karaoke), 9pm the lower level Underground Jazz Lounge w/ Rich Williey & His Band, 8-10:30pm the market plaCe Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes

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All Star Female Singer Spotlight, 9pm white horse Swamp Cabbage (blues, funk), 7:30pm

fri., oCtober 12 5 walnUt wine bar Ryan Oslance & Shane Perlowin (jazz), 10pm allstars sports bar and Grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm aQUa Cafe and bar Cumbia & reggaeton w/ DJ Raztech, 9:30pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Alec & Jacqui (of Carolina Rex), 9pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm boiler room Obsidian Sky w/ Spine Extraction, Impale the Betrayer & Awaken (metal), 9pm ClUb hairspray Dance party w/ DJ Lil Roo (dance, hiphop), 10pm Drag show, midnight ClUb xCapades DJ Thunder elaine's dUelinG piano bar Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:159:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Dave Desmelik (Americana, folk), 6pm frenCh broad ChoColate loUnGe High Gravity Jazz, 8pm Get down St. Famine Society (rock, hardcore, electronic), 9:30pm Good stUff Jake Hollifield (ragtime piano), 8:30pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern The Sadies (alt-country, garage, psychedelic) w/ Wayne Robbins & the Hellsayers, 9pm Grove park inn Great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 9pmmidnight harrah's Cherokee Chatter Box (rock) w/ DJ Suave, 8pm2am havana restaUrant Free Flow Band (funk, soul), 7-9pm hiGhland brewinG Company Asheville Jazz Orchestra, 6pm

sCandals niGhtClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am soUthern appalaChian brewery David Earl & the Plowshares (rock, folk, soul), 8pm straiGhtaway Cafe Sherry Lynn & Mountain Friends (folk, Americana), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Fine Line (classic rock), 9:30pm the altamont theater Chuck Brodsky (folk, singer-songwriter), 8pm


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JaCk of the wood pUb The Johnny Possum Band (country, bluegrass, folk), 4pm Rosco Bandana (folk rock), 9pm

town pUmp Hank Cole Band (Americana, country), 9pm


tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Ruby Slippers (jazz, lounge, pop), 10pm

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lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Riyen Roots (roots, blues) w/ Leigh Glass & the Hazards and Stevie Lee Combs, 9pm monte vista hotel Laurie Fisher (vintage country), 6-9pm native kitChen & soCial pUb The Tater Diggers (Appalachian, string band), 8pm one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm Boo-Nice & Mikey Kotz CD release party w/ Martin Snoddy, Blaqdef & General Chryst (hip-hop), 10pm oranGe peel Papadosio (jam, rock, electronic) w/ Aligning Minds, 9pm paCk's tavern A Social Function (rock, dance, hits), 9pm pisGah brewinG Company Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (soul) w/ The Legendary JC's, 7pm pUrple onion Cafe Fred Whiskin (piano), 7pm

vanUatU kava bar Seraphim Arkistra (electro-acoustic, ambient, improv), 9pm westville pUb Trivia night, 9pm white horse Robin Bullock (Celtic guitar), 8pm

sat., oCtober 13 185 kinG street Naren (rock), 8pm allstars sports bar and Grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm altamont brewinG Company Cafe De Ja Brew (motorcycle show/ fundraiser), 2pm aQUa Cafe and bar World electropop w/ DJ Cozy, 9:30pm asheville mUsiC hall Weekend Cult (hip-hop) w/ CrazyHorse



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Asheville FM hosts dozens of weekly shows that run the gamut of musical styles and tastes (you name it, they’ve got it). But don’t take our word for; take theirs. Xpress brings you this new weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station’s stellar offerings. 33.33 reasons to Listen to Jazz is for the intrepid listener who loves the delicious sound of jazz on vinyl. Primarily covering the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, the program features lesser-known artists and smaller labels as often as possible: Most of the albums are rescues from thrift stores, used record shops and flea markets. And even though Internet radio squashes the sound into MP3s, some of that extra sonic goodness still survives the journey to you. Sunday nights from 9-11 p.m. with Sean Dennis.

& Colston and Whiskey & Daggers, 10pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Serious Clark (folk, pop), 9pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm boiler room The Roycrofters w/ 22Purge, Freeway Revival & Old Southern Moonshine Revival (blues, Southern rock), 9pm ClUb hairspray Dance party w/ DJ Lil Roo (dance, hiphop), 10pm Drag show, midnight

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ClUb metropolis Metropolis grand opening party, 10pm ClUb xCapades DJ Thunder CraGGie brewinG Company The Mid Majors (alternative), 6-8pm emerald loUnGe Asheville Comic Expo afterparty feat: Minibosses, Metroid Metal & Danimal Cannon, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Matt Walsh's Low Counts (blues, rock), 6pm frenCh broad ChoColate loUnGe

Asheville Sax (jazz), 8pm

Free Reggae Saturdays w/ DJ Kid, 5pm

Good stUff Max Zero, 8pm

oranGe peel Slightly Stoopid (rock, reggae) w/ Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, 8:30pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Sanctum Sully (bluegrass) w/ Jon Stickley Trio, 9pm Grove park inn Great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm harrah's Cherokee Event center: Bruce Hornsby (rock, jazz, jam), 7:30pm Casino: Contagious (rock) w/ DJ Moto, 8pm-2am havana restaUrant Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 7-9pm hiGhland brewinG Company Ben Bjorlie & friends (jazz, funk), 6pm JaCk of the wood pUb Charlie Scopoletti (singer-songwriter), 5pm Lefty Williams Band (Southern rock) w/ The Shane Pruitt Band, 9pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Front stage: Ashley Vermillion, 6pm Back stage: Stereofidelics CD release show (indie, dance) w/ Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work, 9:30pm

paCk's tavern Atomic Sauce (rock, blues, funk), 9pm phoenix loUnGe XO (hip-hop), 9pm pisGah brewinG Company Ben Tyree (acoustic guitar), 3pm pUrple onion Cafe Beaucoup Blue (Americana, blues), 8pm sCandals niGhtClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am sCUlly's Skinny Legs & All (blues, rock) w/ The Fleshtones (garage, rock), 9pm soUthern appalaChian brewery Screaming J's (blues, boogie), 8pm straiGhtaway Cafe Hobos & Lace (acoustic), 6pm the altamont theater MiZ (Americana) w/ Lizzy Ross, 8pm

lobster trap Big Nasty Jazz Band, 7-9pm

the bywater Lyric (soul, funk, rock), 9pm

monte vista hotel David Zoll (singer-songwriter, electric guitar), 6-9pm

the Corner Karaoke, 10pm

one stop deli & bar

town pUmp Mountain Feist (bluegrass), 9pm

clubdirectory 185 king street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine bar 253-2593 altamont brewing Company 575-2400 the altamont theatre 348-5327 aqua Cafe & bar 505-2081 arCaDe 258-1400 asheville Civic Center & thomas Wolfe auditorium 259-5544 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 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 gateway Club 456-6789 get Down 505-8388 good stuff 649-9711 grey eagle music hall & tavern 232-5800 grind Cafe 430-4343 grove house eleven on grove 505-1612

the grove park inn (elaine’s piano bar/ great hall) 252-2711 the handlebar (864) 233-6173 harrah’s Cherokee 497-7777 havana restaurant 252-1611 highland brewing Company 299-3370 holland’s grille 298-8780 the hop 254-2224 the hop West 252-5155 iron horse station 622-0022 Jack of hearts pub 645-2700 Jack of the Wood 252-5445 Jus one more 253-8770 Lexington avenue brewery 252-0212 the Lobster trap 350-0505 the Lower Level 505-8333 Luella’s bar-b-Que 505-RIBS mack kell’s pub & grill 253-8805 the magnetic field 257-4003 mike’s side pocket 281-3096 monte vista hotel 669-8870 one stop bar Deli & bar 255-7777 o.henry’s/tug 254-1891 the orange peel 225-5851 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah brewing Co. 669-0190

pulp 225-5851 purple onion Cafe 749-1179 rankin vault 254-4993 red stag grill at the grand bohemian hotel 505-2949 rendezvous 926-0201 root bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 shovelhead saloon 669-9541 smokey’s after Dark 253-2155 southern appalacian brewery 684-1235 spurs 575-2258 static age records 254-3232 stingrays 926-4100 straightaway Cafe 669-8856 tallgary’s Cantina 232-0809 rocky’s hot Chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 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


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Gazebo Stage : Wind Riders (Bluegrass), Greg Conley, Addie’s Three Performance Stages: crafters, 25 food vendors, quilt show.

Chapel Adult Choir, Brother Dave Band (Variety) Gazebo Stage - Bluegrass, Addies Chapel Gospel Choir, and “A Three Performance Stages: Family Stage : Bestvariety Dressband. Pet Contest, Tori Hensley - Little Miss Social Function” Gazebo Stage - Bluegrass, Addies Chapel Gospel Choir, and “A McDowell, Purpose (Southern Gospel), Foothills Cloggers & PG Family Stage – “Bestvariety Dressed Pet Contest”, Bluegrass, Local Social Function” band. Stompers entertainers, Community Band Family Stage – “Best Dressed Pet Contest”, Bluegrass, Local

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All festival in downtown Marion with 100 artists and AllDay: Day:Street Street festival inOctober downtown Marion11, with 100 artists and crafters,Saturday, 25 food vendors, quilt show, and car show. 2008 crafters, 25 food vendors, quilt show. All Day: Street festival in downtown Marion with 100 artists and

Gazebo Stage : Wind Riders (Bluegrass), Greg Conley, Addie’s Three Performance Stages: crafters, 25 food vendors, quilt show. Chapel Adult Choir, Brother Dave Band (Variety) Gazebo Stage - Bluegrass, Addies Chapel Gospel Choir, and “A Three Performance Stages: Family Stage : Bestvariety Dressband. Pet Contest, Tori Hensley - Little Miss Social Function” Gazebo Stage - Bluegrass, Addies Chapel Gospel Choir, and “A McDowell, Purpose (Southern Gospel), Foothills Cloggers & PG Family Stage – “Bestvariety Dressed Pet Contest”, Bluegrass, Local Social Function” band. Stompers entertainers, Community Band Family Stage – “Best Dressed Pet Contest”, Bluegrass, Local Children’s Activities : Gem Mining, Monkey entertainers, Community Greenlee Theater (inside ArtsBand Council)Moonbounce, – Southern Gospel all Bridge, day.

Face Painting, Kid’s (inside Inflatables, Marion Police Department ID all Kits Greenlee Theater Arts – Southern Children’s Area: On theCouncil) courthouse lawn areGospel hands-onday. activities: gem mining, painting, games, monkey bridge, Quilt Show - MACA Children’s Area: Onface the courthouse lawn are hands-on climbing wall and much more. activities: gem mining, painting, monkey Car Show at face Wells Fargogames, Parking Lot bridge, climbing wall and much more.

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

westville pUb Hydraphonic (jazz, funk, jam), 10pm

5 walnUt wine bar CaroMia Tiller (singer-songwriter, soul, blues), 8-10pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Alejandro Escovedo (rock, pop) w/ Ghost Wolves, 8pm

white horse John Currie birthday jam, 2-5pm Shantavaani (world), 8pm

adam dalton distillery Monday night jam w/ Iggy, 9pm

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

sun., oCtober 14 5 walnUt wine bar The Roaring Lions (hot jazz), 8pm altamont brewinG Company Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 6pm boiler room Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

asheville mUsiC hall Orgone (soul, funk, Afrobeat) w/ The Fritz, 9pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Karaoke, 9pm boiler room Grove House ghost tour, 8pm eleven on Grove Grove House ghost tour, 8pm Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm

hotel indiGo Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 8-11pm

JaCk of the wood pUb Trivia night, 7:30pm Zach Stock (chamber folk), 10pm

JaCk of the wood pUb The Kernal & His New Strangers (country) w/ The Bumper Jacksons (pre-war country, jazz), 10pm

lobster trap Bobby Miller (bluegrass), 7-9pm

lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Front stage: Aaron Price (piano), 1pm

phoenix loUnGe Mike Ashworth & friends (jazz fusion), 9pm sCandals niGhtClUb Grove House ghost tour, 8pm

handlebar Tuesday swing dance, 7pm Gene Dillard bluegrass jam, 8:30pm hotel indiGo Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 8-11pm JaCk of the wood pUb Tina & Her Pony (indie, Americana), 7pm Marshall Hood Band (Americana, roots, rock), 10pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Rory Scoval (stand-up comedy), 9pm lobster trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm native kitChen & soCial pUb Trivia, 7pm one stop deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Joel Summer & Dave Turner, 8pm

the altamont theater Poetry at the Altamont, 7:30pm

oranGe peel 10 Years (alternative rock) w/ The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & The Last Place You Look, 8pm

the bywater Bluegrass jam, 8pm

phoenix loUnGe Paul Jones (classical/jazz guitar), 8pm

one stop deli & bar Bluegrass Brunch & Open Jam w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am

the lower level Russ Wilson & His Band (swing, big band), 8-10:30pm

pisGah brewinG Company Vinyl night (bring your own records), 6pm

soUthern appalaChian brewery Live music, 5pm

wild winG Cafe Karaoke, 9pm

lobster trap Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm monte vista hotel Steve Whiddon (singer-songwriter, piano), 11am-3pm

straiGhtaway Cafe Paul Cataldo (folk, Americana), 6pm the altamont theater Pan Harmonia (classical), 5pm

tue., oCtober 16

the altamont theater Original music series, 8pm the bywater Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 8pm the Corner Ballroom dance lessons, 5-8pm

185 kinG street Open jam, 8pm

the dUGoUt Trivia, 8pm

5 walnUt wine bar The John Henry's (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

tolliver's CrossinG irish pUb Trivia, 8:30pm

altamont brewinG Company Open mic w/ Zachary T, 8:30pm

town pUmp Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 5-9pm

town pUmp Black Mountain locals jam, 7:30pm

asheville mUsiC hall Funk jam, 10pm

vanUatU kava bar Comedy open mic w/ Tom Scheve, 9pm

white horse Hymn Sing w/ John Currie & friends, 12:30pm "Peter & the Wolf" (marionette show), 5:30pm

blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Trivia night, 7pm

westville pUb Blues jam, 10pm

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Flying Monkeys, 7pm

wild winG Cafe Darren Kohler & friends, 4pm

ClUb hairspray Trivia night, 10pm

white horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm

the bywater Screaming J's (blues, boogie), 7pm

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the Corner Tea dance, 6pm Drag show, 9:45pm

wild winG Cafe

Trivia, 8pm

WeD., oCtober 17 185 kinG street Songwriter series w/ Dave Desmelik, Leigh Glass & Pierce Edens, 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Swayback Sisters (Americana, country, soul), 8-10pm allstars sports bar and Grill Karaoke, 9pm aQUa Cafe and bar International reggae w/ DJ Zenssy & Raztech, 9:30pm athena's ClUb Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Blues jam w/ Abe Reid, 9pm

Bachata w/ DJ Raztech, 9:30pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Get Right Band (rock, funk), 9pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, rock), 7pm boiler room Dancing Divas (drag show), 10pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Chris Knight (country) w/ Kevin Abernathy, 8:30pm

harrah's Cherokee Karaoke, 8pm-midnight

lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Charlie Garrett Band (rock) w/ The Whiskey Grins, 9:30pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Underhill Rose (Americana, bluegrass, country) w/ Yarn & Micah Dalton, 9pm

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

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

oranGe peel Slice of Life Comedy anniversary party feat: Beards of Comedy, 9pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Bluegrass jam, 7pm

phoenix loUnGe Carolina Bound (Americana, country), 9pm

JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm

pisGah brewinG Company Throwback Thursday (reggae & food), 6:30pm Earphunk (funk), 8pm

red staG Grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm sCUlly's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm

tallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the dUGoUt Rockstar Thursdays (karaoke), 9pm the lower level Underground Jazz Lounge w/ Rich Williey & His Band, 8-10:30pm

the altamont theater The USAF Heritage Ramblers (traditional jazz), 8pm

the market plaCe Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm

the bywater Jon Stickley (bluegrass), 9pm

town pUmp Rough & Tumble (folk pop), 9pm

the Corner Karaoke, 10pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Peggy Ratusz blues showcase, 9pm

the lower level Soiree Fantastique (magic theater), 8pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes The Hard Bop Explosion (jazz, funk), 9pm vanUatU kava bar Open mic, 9pm westville pUb Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm wild winG Cafe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 7:30pm

thu., oCtober 18 185 kinG street Bradford Carson & friends (rock, jam), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm adam dalton distillery Bass in Yo Face (electronic, dub), 10pm allstars sports bar and Grill Dance night, 10pm aQUa Cafe and bar

fri., oCtober 19 185 kinG street Angela Easterling (Americana), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar Ryan Oslance & Shane Perlowin (jazz), 10pm

Laugh out Lab: Rory Scovel’s improv background makes it easy for the L.A.-based comedian to customtailor jokes to the makeup and mood of his audience. See what that means for Asheville when Scovel performs at The LAB on Tuesday, Oct. 16. ClUb xCapades DJ Thunder

Back stage: Leadville Social Club (rock) w/ The Zealots, 10pm

dobra tea room Tina & Her Pony (indie, Americana), 8pm

lobster trap Calico Moon (Americana, country), 7-9pm

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

monte vista hotel Garry Segal (Americana), 6-9pm

emerald loUnGe Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons (Americana, soul) w/ Oleander Tea Company, 8pm

frenCh broad ChoColate loUnGe Asheville Sax (jazz), 8pm

paCk's tavern Scott Raines & Laura Michaels Band (acoustic rock), 9pm

Good stUff Shake It Like a Caveman (blues, one-man band), 8pm Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Pearl & the Beard (folk, pop, Americana) w/ Troubel & Dark Water Rising, 9pm

asheville mUsiC hall Same as It Ever Was (Talking Heads tribute), 10pm

harrah's Cherokee Michelle Leigh (country, rock) w/ DJ Moto, 8pm-2am

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

havana restaUrant Free Flow Band (funk, soul), 7-9pm

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm boiler room Two Planes w/ Fictions & Sun Brother (rock), 9pm

one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm oranGe peel Analog Moon (classic rock) w/ Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros & Brother Nomad, 8pm

aQUa Cafe and bar Cumbia & reggaeton w/ DJ Raztech, 9:30pm

blaCk moUntain ale hoUse The Brave New Gravelys (roots, rock), 9pm

native kitChen & soCial pUb Dave Desmelik (Americana, folk), 8pm

frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Dave Dribbon (rock, Americana), 6pm

Grove park inn Great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 9pmmidnight

allstars sports bar and Grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm



JaCk of hearts pUb Wylie Hunter & the Cazadores (rock) w/ The Weathervanes, 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb Barefoot Movement (string band), 5pm Miss Tess & the Talkbacks (jazz, blues, swing, country), 9pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab)

phoenix loUnGe Dust N the Wynn (singer-songwriter), 9pm pUrple onion Cafe Fred Whiskin (piano), 7pm sCandals niGhtClUb Zumba, 7pm "Thriller" production, 10pm straiGhtaway Cafe Caleb Bost & Dickey Jones (folk, singersongwriter), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Unnamed Suspects (rock), 9:30pm the market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm town pUmp Eric Sommer (acoustic), 9pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Chuck & Steph's student recital, 7:30pm The Nightcrawlers (blues, rock, soul), 10pm vanUatU kava bar Ka-Duat (world, ambient, electronic), 9pm westville pUb

Phuncle Sam Friday, October 12th

10pm $5 21+



10pm Boo-Nice & Mikey KotzBlaqdef(Gurp Martin Snoddy, city), $5 21+ CD Release Party & General Chryst with

Saturday, October 13th



tallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm

the $1 PBRs


soUth side station Karaoke, 8pm

Thursday, October 11th

Brews, Bluegrass, & BBQ feat. Kendall Huntley & 5-8pm FREE!


straiGhtaway Cafe Coping Stone (world, Appalachian), 6pm

pUrple onion Cafe Dana & Susan Robinson (Americana, old-time), 7pm

11pm SOUL JAZZ JAM! FREE hosted by Preston Cate 21+


one stop deli & bar Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm

Brown Bag Songwriting Competition


Grind Cafe Trivia night, 8pm

Wednesday, October 10th hosted by $3FREEtotoenter watch! Alex Krug & Amanda Platt 6pm-ALL AGES!


Good stUff Silent movie w/ piano accompaniment by Jake Hollifield, 7pm

pisGah brewinG Company Shampoo Duo feat: Shane Pruitt (blues), 6pm

Music Schedules


JaCk of the wood pUb No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm

oranGe peel Punch Brothers (bluegrass) w/ Tom Brosseau, 8pm


JaCk of hearts pUb Old-time jam, 7pm

Get down Karaoke, 10pm

one stop deli & bar Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6pm Soul/jazz jam, 11pm

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frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Alarm Clock Conspiracy (rock, pop), 6pm

broadway's Tav Falco & the Unapproachable Panther Burns (psychobilly) w/ The Krektones, 10pm

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

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ClUb xCapades DJ Thunder

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

lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Larry Mitchell (instrumental, guitar), 9:30pm

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ClUb hairspray "Gong Show" karaoke, 10pm

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Open mic

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bUrGerworx Open mic, 7-9pm

& Colston 10pm-21+ WEEKEND CULT Crazyhorse and Whiskey & Daggers $6/$8 with

Sunday, October 14th

Bluegrass Brunch 11am

hosted by The Pond Brothers Open Jam! Bring your instruments!

Monday, October 15th

$8/$10 Orgone w/ The Fritz 9pm-21+ Tuesday, October 16th

TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Joel Summer & Dave Turner $2 - ALL AGES! DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!

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Trivia night, 9pm White horse "Beesting" (film & puppetry), 7:30pm

Sat., OctOber 20 5 Walnut Wine Bar The Low Down Sires (swing, jazz), 9:30pm allstars sports Bar and Grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm aqua Cafe and Bar World electropop w/ DJ Cozy, 9:30pm

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asheville MusiC hall Badfish (Sublime tribute), 10pm athena's CluB Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Blue Mountain pizza Cafe Mark Bumgarner (Americana, country), 7pm CluB XCapades DJ Thunder eMerald lounGe Fifty Year Flood w/ Jake Austin & the City Limits and James Arlowe & the Ruffian Circus (Americana, soul), 9pm frenCh Broad BreWery tastinG rooM DogTale (rock, folk), 6pm frenCh Broad ChoColate lounGe Paul Cataldo (folk, Americana), 8pm Good stuff Chris Pickering & Lachlan Bryan, 8pm Grey eaGle MusiC hall & tavern Tim O'Brien (singer-songwriter, folk) w/ Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, 8pm Grove park inn Great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm harrah's Cherokee Event center: Big & Rich (country), 7:30pm Casino: My Highway (country, Southern rock) w/ DJ Suave, 8pm-2am havana restaurant Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 7-9pm


JaCk of hearts puB Sherri Lynn & Mountain Friends (country, bluegrass), 9pm JaCk of the Wood puB Lone Wolf OMB (swamp blues, one-man band), 6pm Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy & the Cajun Revival w/ Whiskey Shivers, 9pm

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leXinGton ave BreWery (laB) Back stage: The Luxury Spirit (alternative rock) w/ Wooden Toothe & Curtains, 9:30pm


loBster trap Trevor Rocks Jazz, 7-9pm Monte vista hotel Kristin Mills, 6-9pm

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one stop deli & Bar Free Reggae Saturdays w/ DJ Kid, 5pm

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oranGe peel Xavier Rudd (aboriginal, world), 9pm paCk's tavern DJ Moto (pop hits, dance), 9pm phoeniX lounGe Bradford Carson (jazz, blues, rock), 9pm

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Director: tim Burton Players: (Voices of) charlie tahan, catherine o’hara, martin short, martin lanDau, Winona ryDer, atticus shaffer rated PG

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The Story: Tim Burton returns to one of his early short films for the basis of this animated tale of a young boy who brings his dead dog back to life after the fashion of Dr. Frankenstein. The Lowdown: Beautifully crafted animated film that plays to all of Burton’s strengths and none of his weaknesses. A real treat for fans of classic horror and Tim Burton. We all know by now that Tim Burton’s masterful Frankenweenie “underperformed” at the box office — since the greater part of the public appears to prefer rubbish like Taken 2 and Hotel Transylvania. Of course, rather than accept that, everyone seems to be determined to find the cause for the failure in the film. High on the list are the two ideas that children won’t go to black and white movies, and that the film is too dark and scary for younger children. Personally, I see very little justification for either claim. The black and white argument strikes me as especially weak, but it gets trotted out as an easy answer. In the end, it probably doesn’t matter. In fact, it won’t matter in the least because this is a movie I have no doubt that time will be kind to. Years from now, Frankenweenie will still be around. Hotel Transylvania? Probably not. I’m not about to climb on the “Burton redeems himself” bandwagon, which seems a

QFEST ONLINE Cranky Hanke will take a look at the lineup for Asheville QFest, an LGBTQ film festival, in an online article on this Wednesday. The festival will be held at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 14. Each screening costs $9, but bundle prices are available at

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Please call the info line for updated showtimes. Brave 3d (PG) 1:00, 4:00 the dark knight rises (PG-13) 10:00 moonrise kingdom (PG) 7:00


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A boy and his dog redefined in Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. fairly common critical sentiment. (Remember, the film has an abundance of good reviews.) My problem with that is that I don’t think he needed redemption — even though I would concede that his Alice in Wonderland (2010) was one of his lesser works (ironically, it made a fortune). I do, however, think Frankenweenie is as close as you’re likely to get Burtonesque perfection. Everything about it is in just the right key to appeal to anyone who likes Burton’s style. In some respects — and not just because it’s based on his 1984 short film of the same name — Frankenweenie plays like a greatest-hits package. It takes the original idea and cleverly expands it by bringing in a variety of other characters and much greater character development. The real brilliance, however, lies in the choice of stop-motion animation — an approach that translates the slender original into a much grander affair. The story is essentially the same: Young Victor Frankenstein (voice of Charlie Trahan, Charlie St. Cloud) uses an array of household appliances and (apparently) his knowledge of old horror pictures to bring his beloved dog Sparky back from the dead. This round, however, the build-up is better and Burton’s handling of it all is much more assured. Plus, the payoff — which I’m not about to spoil by getting too specific about just exactly what happens — is much bigger, much cleverer and much more of an homage to old horror movies. But there’s more. The animation approach allows for the whole film to be a

stylized creation that’s of a single piece. The real settings that Burton had to make do with in 1984 are replaced by a much clearer picture of his vision of suburbia. In fact, what he has created is a town that recalls the suburbia of Edward Scissorhands (1990) — complete with a mountain at the end of the street. Only this time, there’s a windmill on the hillside (and a variation on the “Hollywood sign”). The film bubbles over with movie references and characters drawn from other movies — including some of Burton’s own. Probably the best of these is the high school science teacher, Mr. Rzykruski (it’s pronounced kind of like Rice Krispies). The character looks a lot like Burton’s childhood hero Vincent Price (who played the Inventor in Edward Scissorhands), but who sounds a bit more like Bela Lugosi — probably because Burton’s own Lugosi from Ed Wood (1994), Martin Landau, is providing the voice. This is only one of many references to everything from Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) to The Mummy (1932) to Invasion of the Saucermen to Gamera (1965) — with a lot of other nods along the way. If you like Burton or you like classic — and some not-so-classic — horror, the movie is a dream come true. And, boy, is it gorgeous to look at! Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

2016: obama's america (PG-13) 1:05, 3:15, 5;30, 8:00 argo (r) 1:35, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10, late show fri-sat 11:05 the dark knight rises (PG-13) 1:10, 4:45, 8:20 Here Comes the Boom (PG) 1:00, 4:00, 6:45, 9:15 Hotel transylvania 3d (PG) 4:25 Hotel transylvania 2d (PG) 2:00, 6:50, 9:15 House at the end of the street (PG-13) 1:25, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 10:00 seven Psychopaths (r) 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:15, late show fri-sat 11:40 trouble with the Curve (PG-13) 1:20, 4:10, 7:15, 9:50 n Carolina asHeville Cinema 14 (274-9500)

arbitrage (r) 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 argo (r) 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 atlas shrugged: Part ii (PG-13) 11:20, 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Frankenweenie 3d (PG) 12:45, 9:30 Frankenweenie 2d (PG) 3:00, 5:10, 7:15 Hotel transylvania (PG) 11:00, 1:15, 3:30, 5:40, 8:00, 10:10 looper (r) 11:50, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10

the master (r) 12:25. 3:25, 6:30, 9:25 the Perks of Being a wallflower (PG-13) 11:15, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 seven Psychopaths (r) 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 sinister (r) 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 taken 2 (PG-13) 11:15, 12:15, 1:30, 2:30, 3:45, 4:45, 6:10, 7:00, 8:20, 9:20, 10:30 n CineBarre (6657776)

the avengers (PG-13) 12:30, 3:45, 7:10, 10:10 Brave (PG) 10:40 (sat-sun), 1:05, 4:05, 7:00, 9:25 the dark knight rises (PG-13) 12:00, 3:30, 7:05, 10:30 Premium rush (PG-13) 10:50 (sat-sun), 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30 total recall (PG-13) 10:20 (sat-sun), 1:00, 4;00, 7:15, 9:55 n Co-ed Cinema Brevard (883-2200

taken 2 (PG-13 ) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 n ePiC oF Hendersonville (6931146) n Fine arts tHeatre (232-1536)

the master (r) 1:00, 7:00, late show fri-sat 9:40 samsara (PG-13) 1:20 (mon-thu only), 4:20, 7:20 (mon-thu only) QFest listings: n FlatroCk Cinema (697-2463)

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Director: Ben Affleck PlAyers: Ben Affleck, BryAn crAnston, AlAn Arkin, John GooDmAn, Victor GArBer DRAMA/THRILLER


The Story: The “true story” of the CIA’s attempts at removing diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis by having agents and the diplomats pose as Canadian filmmakers working on the sci-fi picture Argo. The Lowdown: A well-crafted, entertaining and intelligent crowd-pleaser that’s a bit too pat and Hollywood-ized to really transcend into greatness. With Argo, Ben Affleck the director has fully ensconced himself inside Hollywood filmmaking. While he’s never been the most daring of filmmakers, he’s never been afraid to be a bit dark. There’s a moral complexity to Gone Baby Gone (2007) that you rarely see in major motion pictures, while The Town (2010) is a welldrawn, sometimes violent crime picture that never forgets to entertain. This time around, Affleck has widened his scope into a “based on a true story” historical drama and shifted into full-on crowd-pleaser mode. And while Argo is expertly crafted, written and acted, there’s something lost in its predestined need to be neat, tidy and ultimately gratifying. While I hesitate to trot out the phrase “Oscar bait,” there’s definitely a whiff of it here, and Argo suffers because of it. Taking place during the Iran hostage crisis which began in 1979, Argo tells of a recently declassified CIA mission to extricate a handful of U.S. diplomats who are hiding in the Canadian ambassador’s (Victor Garber) home. With Iran in the throes of revolution — and with the diplomats constantly in danger of being discovered and murdered — seemingly disgraced CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck in a truly awkward beard-and-haircut combo) comes up with a seemingly harebrained, eccentric scheme. By posing the diplomats as Canadian filmmakers scouting locations for a bogus science fiction film called Argo, Mendez thinks he can sneak the Americans through Iranian security and onto a plane back to the States. The film spends the bulk of its setup resembling something like a heist flick, as Mendez — with the help of a schlocky special effects maven (John Goodman) and a Hollywood producer (an occasionally outstanding Alan Arkin) — creates the lie which is Argo. Some of this creeps too much into Hollywood-insider type of humor, but there’s a nice affection for the movies on display here, plus the film’s strongest bits of comedic levity. Once the film shifts primarily to Iran, the picture turns into a political thriller, and while often crisp and fast-paced, Argo very nearly veers off the rails. The climax, which consists of a compacting series of near misses and close calls, attempts to stack suspense on top of suspense. Unfortunately, things get a bit out of hand, and while it’s never too silly, Affleck manages

startingfriday ARGO

See Justin Souther's review in "Cranky Hanke."


Oh, here we go again. Despite the fact that Atlas Shrugged: Part I was a box office flop that the world market had no interest in and that DVD sales didn't offset, we're now slated for Part II. This one has a different director you never heard of and a completely new cast that makes the first film look like it was made up of the cream of the Hollywood crop. No idea how far this gets into Ayn Rand's shelf-groaner tome and they've (probably wisely) not shown it to any critics.(PG-13)


In the one early review for Here Comes the Boom this phrase appears: "showcases Kevin James' comic genius at his best." Yes, well. It's apparent that Kevin James — whether or not he's a comic genius — has inherited the mantle of Rob Schneider as Adam Sandler's gift to the world. What the world did to deserve this is unclear. But here James is — complete with Sandler's second favorite director, Frank Coraci, at the helm — in a PG-rated family comedy about a biology teacher moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter in order to save his school's music department. It sounds a lot like Nacho Libre with teachers instead of monks. (PG)

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER See review in "Cranky Hanke."


Now here we have something to look forward to — Martin McDonagh's (In Bruges) second feature, Seven Psychopaths. It's an apparently demented yarn about what happens when a pair of dog-nappers (they steal the dogs and then return them for the reward), played by Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken, steal a dog belonging to a violent gangster (Woody Harrelson). Colin Farrell, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Abbie Cornish round out the cast. The film has gotten almost universal raves and our own Justin Souther loved it when he saw it in Toronto. (R)


Scott Derickson's previous theatrical features — The Exorcism of Emily Rose andThe Day the Earth Stood Still — don't do much to suggest that Sinister is going to be good, but the trailer is intriguing to say that least. (At last, someone may have found something fresh to do with "found footage.") The press blurb says: "Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror." Much is made of the fact that the film is from a producer of the Paranormal Activity movies, but the trailer looks a lot more like the vastly superior Insidious, which he also had a hand in. Hmmm. (R)

to strain credulity almost to its breaking point. All of the tension Argo is intent on supplying doesn’t quite work, since the film is a bit too predictable. When I caught the film in Toronto, there was a big kerfuffle over the film softpedaling Canada’s involvement in the whole affair, with eventual admissions that the bulk of the movie was made up. This was none too surprising since the film makes it apparent early on that nothing awful or horrendous will happen to any of the characters. Because of this, there’s a constant sense that the film is working toward something undeserved, unrealistic and pat. None of this keeps Argo from its sole purpose — to exist as a well-made piece of satisfying filmmaking. Within those aims, Affleck’s film is a success (and, I suspect, will be popular), but if you’re looking for anything greater, you’ll likely be disappointed. Rated R for language and some violent images. reviewed by Justin Souther Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14 and other area theaters

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Director: stePhen chBosky PlAyers: loGAn lermAn, emmA WAtson, ezrA miller, mAe WhitmAn, kAte WAlsh, DylAn mcDermott, PAul ruDD DRAMA/COMEDY/ROMANCE


The Story: A transformative year in the life a troubled introvert and his coming of age with the help of some new friends. The Lowdown: Splendidly entertaining and involving film that is both funny and surprisingly perceptive. See this one. The only preconceptions I had about Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower — apart from the natural and not unreasonable resentment over being at a theater at 9 a.m. for a press screening — were grounded in some clips I encountered on a talk show. The clips — by their lighting and physical appearance,

not content — had reminded me of nothing so much as a soap opera. To say that those clips did the film no favors is an undestatement of a sizable nature, because the film itself didn’t give me that "daytime drama" feeling at all. Indeed, The Perks of Being a Wallflower turned out to be an utterly professional-looking theatrical film — and, as it turns out, one of the year’s most agreeable surprises on every level. I can’t address how the film reflects Chbosky’s source novel, since I’ve never read it. (One assumes that it at least represents the book as nearly as he wanted it to — though what Chbosky wanted now may well differ a bit from the source book that came out in 1999.) However, it clearly adheres to the basics — the story of an introverted, troubled high school freshman, Charlie (Logan Lerman), who becomes involved with a pair of seniors — stepsiblings Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) — who end up helping to usher him into the world. That sounds a lot more simplistic and trite on paper than it is in action. The story is difficult to synopsize in a way that conveys the sense of the movie — and even more difficult to do without giving away things the film clearly intends the viewer to come to in the course of the story. What matters about the film — what makes it very much worth your while — lies in the characterizations and the manner in which the movie manages to capture a moment in time that resonates beyond the film’s particulars. The story is set in the early 1990s — about 20 years after I was the age of the characters and 20 years away from where we are now. Yet it feels authentic to all those eras. Certain things clearly date it — the music (though most of it is earlier than the action) and the mixtapes stand out — but the feelings it generates are universal. For example, people may not make mixtapes (or even mix CDs) anymore, but they still look to music to find connections to things they’re feeling, and they still use music to try to connect with other people — and there’s still hope that that music will convey things they can’t say for themselves. More than this, though, the film plugs into that moment in time when we find ourselves feeling as if we are part of a likeminded group of people. But it also touches on the painful truth that the moment is finite and to some degree even illusory. Don’t misunderstand, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is by no means a gloomy affair. Much of it is quite funny and all of it is life-affirming (in the best sense of that term), but it isn’t without its bittersweet side. This isn’t some silly teen movie, but a film of some depth that just happens to have its fair share of humor. The cast — especially the three leads — is particularly good and certainly better than you might expect. If all you know Logan Lerman from is Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), he will undoubtedly come as a surprise here. Similarly, Emma Watson proves there’s more to her than the Harry Potter films suggested. The real revelation, though, is Ezra Miller. His onenote performance in the grotesquely overrated We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) did nothing to indicate the brave and nuanced performance he gives here. I know we’re at the time of year when a higher level of films is starting to fill

theater screens, but don’t let this little gem get lost in the shuffle. Make time for it. Rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight — all involving teens. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14

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Director: Jason Moore Players: anna KenDricK, sKylar astin, Brittany snow, anna caMP, reBel wilson Musical coMedy

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The Story: A disaffected college freshman tries to turn around a down-and-out a capella group.

Bridesmaids, but lacks the moxie to go for the full R-rated treatment. The musical numbers — which, in theory, should be the film’s most pleasant respites — are a collection of the worst of pop radio, garishly arranged into less than stellar a capella renditions, and shot by Moore in the most lackadaisical, unimaginative fashions possible. When it’s not being laboriously drawn out, the bulk of Pitch Perfect borders on some type of obnoxious — whether it be its taste in music, its sense of humor or its refusal to be the least bit interesting as filmmaking. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

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The Lowdown: An overlong, unfunny attempt at gross-out humor and coming- JJ of-age flick that’s full of bad music and Director: olivier Megaton (Colombiana) Players: liaM neeson, Maggie grace, FaMKe Janssen, flat direction. lelanD orser, raDe serBeDziJa

Jason Moore’s Pitch Perfect has a simple design, mixing the radio-friendly pop music savvy of Glee with the female-centric gross-out antics of Bridesmaids (2011), all while delving into the theoretically quirky world of competitive a capella groups. While there’s certainly an audience for this concept, the rest of us will have to look past the predictable writing, dull direction, bland music, poor casting and bloated runtime to get anything from this movie. There’s little here that speaks to originality (right down to a poster that basically rips off Bridesmaids) or tact, instead this is a systemically bad movie that will be a tough slog if you’re not in the midst of its target audience. Anna Kendrick — perhaps film’s least angsty, edgy 27-year-old — plays Beca, an angsty, edgy college freshman, who’s forced by her father (John Benjamin Hickey, Transformers: Rise of the Fallen) to go to a college full of a variety of 20- and 30-somethings instead of running off to LA to make music. It seems Beca has her eye on being a DJ and music producer, but before she’s allowed to move out West, dad asks that she at least make a go of higher education. So she joins The Bellas, a misfit all-female a capella group, who the year before had their dreams dashed when their leader (Anna Camp, The Help) violently vomited onstage at the national finals, and then were defeated by their archrivals, the bros of The Treblemakers. All of this gets complicated when Beca begins to fall for Jesse (Dane Cook lookalike Skylar Astin, Taking Woodstock), the good-hearted member of The Treblemakers. The rest of the film is horribly and numbingly predictable, especially for a movie that, at one point, complains about the predictability of movies. The plot is wholly utilitarian, and moves like it’s crossing out items on a checklist, which is compounded by Pitch Perfect’s nearly two-hour-long runtime. The humor is of the oddball variety — often far too broad, hamfisted and playing to the back row, while far too reliant on non sequiturs and ad libs from Rebel Wilson (What to Expect When You’re Expecting). Yeah, there’s the gross-out stuff, mostly consisting of lame anatomical jokes and the aforementioned vomit. Pitch Perfect wants so much to be


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The Story: Ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills and his family are targeted by the father of one of the kidnappers Mills killed when rescuing his daughter in the first movie. The Lowdown: Pointless and terminally dumb actioner with occasional moments of unintended humor. Now, wouldn’t you think that anyone who’d just rescued his daughter from Albanian white slavers might think that taking the family to Disney World would be a better idea than Istanbul? But then that kind of thought process — or indeed any thought process at all — would have precluded the existence of Taken 2, and that would have suited me fine. Unfortunately — and somewhat embarrassingly for the human race — there appears to be a sizable market for movies as blitheringly idiotic as this, where no thought process is evident at all and even less is expected from its audience. This is strictly for the "stuff blows up and lots of unbilled foreigners die" crowd. The whole movie exists because back in sweet home Albania, the father (inevitable "Eastern European embodiment of evildoings," Rade Serbedzija) of one of the kidnappers that Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) killed in Taken (2008) decides to get revenge. He not only wants to even the score with Mills, but also with Mills’ estranged wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen), and his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace). So when Mills invites ex-wife and daughter to join him for a few days in Istanbul, the vengeance-hungry bad guys swing into action. Operating out of some disused mansion and a cavernous warehouse (skillfully concealed behind a hookah shop), they put the bag on mom and dad, leaving Kim (who they’re also after) to help dad save the day. That’s absolutely all there is to the picture — apart from the amassed preposterosity of the action scenes this engenders. Now, I don’t particularly care much about action pictures being believable, but I’d prefer they weren’t as contemptuous of the audience as those responsible for Taken 2 appear to be. Here

we have a film that operates in the belief that you can chuck hand grenades all over Istanbul and go undetected. It also wants us to accept that an LA girl who has failed her driver’s exam numerous times can suddenly engage successfully in high-speed action stunts in a stolen taxi with a stick shift. (I’m laying money she’s never operated a clutch in her life.) How about a scene where our hero and his daughter take his newly-minted hot-rodder offspring crash their way through the gate — and guard shack — at the U.S. embassy without getting shot? I suppose it’s also just an established fact of life that ex-CIA operatives never miss a target, but Albanian gangsters never hit one — unless, of course, they’re shooting at disposable ethnic extras. The list goes on, but that’s the general tone. So can anything be said in the film’s favor? Well, let’s’s frequently pretty funny. I particularly enjoyed the way Famke Janssen would give the appearance of jolting back to consciousness whenever the plot called for it, but was otherwise utterly comatose in the last stretches of the film. My suspicion is that that was not supposed to amuse me. In fact, my wife asked me if I was snickering at the drama on the screen, and I had to admit I was. Well, why not? It was the most fun I had in the whole movie. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Co-ed of Brevard, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

MYTH: Red convertibles are fun. FACT: Red convertibles are only fun with the proper eyewear.







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Chris roCk, Julie Delpy, Albert Delpy, AlexiA lAnDeAu, AlexAnDre nAhon Comedy A New York couple’s world is turned upside down by a visit from her French relatives, who show up with an unexpected ex-boyfriend in tow. Julie Delpy’s follow-up to her 2 Days in Paris is both funnier, more likable and more inventive than the original. And Chris Rock finally gets a good role, too. Rated R

arbitrage JJJJJ

riChArD Gere, susAn sArAnDon, tim roth, brit mArlinG, lAetitiA CAstA, nAte pArker Crime Drama Thriller A capital investment manager tries to cover a shortage until he can sell his business, all while a detective is on his trail over the car wreck that left his mistress dead. Strong central performances, an intelligent script and solid professional filmmaking make this complex crime thriller compelling entertainment. Rated R

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ben AffleCk, bryAn CrAnston, AlAn Arkin, John GooDmAn, ViCtor GArber Drama/Thriller The “true story” of the CIA’s attempts at removing diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis by having agents and the diplomats pose as Canadian filmmakers working on the sci-fi picture Argo. A well-crafted, entertaining and intelligent crowd-pleaser that’s a bit too pat and Hollywood-ized to really transcend into greatness. Rated R

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Will ferrell, ZACh GAlifiAnAkis, JAson suDeikis, DylAn mCDermott, kAtherine lAnAsA, sArAh bAker Comedy A never-challenged, slacker Blue Dog Democrat congressman finds himself pitted against an improbably naïve Republican who’s being financed by greedy business interests. A solid satirical premise gets derailed in favor of pandering to its stars on its way to an aged bromide ending. Rated R

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JAke GyllenhAAl, miChAel peñA, AnnA kenDriCk, nAtAlie mArtineZ, AmeriCA ferrerA Cop Drama A found-footage style cop drama revolving around the lives of two LAPD officers. A shoddily made, often far-fetched and distracting film, with the added bonus of being occasionally insulting. Rated R

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(VoiCes of) ChArlie tAhAn, CAtherine o'hArA, mArtin short, mArtin lAnDAu, WinonA ryDer, AttiCus shAffer Animated Horror Fantasy Tim Burton returns to one of his early short films for the basis of this animated tale of a young boy who brings his dead dog back to life after the fashion of Dr. Frankenstein. Beautifully crafted animated film that plays to all of Burton’s strengths and none of his weaknesses. A real treat for fans of classic horror and Tim Burton. Rated PG

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(VoiCes) ADAm sAnDler, AnDy sAmberG, selenA GomeZ, keVin JAmes, frAn DresCher Animated Kiddie Comedy Overprotective Dracula tries to keep his daughter from the outside world with predictable results. Harmless animated fluff that neither excites, nor offends in its blandness. Rated PG

Jennifer lAWrenCe, elisAbeth shue, mAx thieriot, Gil belloWs, eVA link Mentally Disturbed Horror A mother and daughter move in next door to a house where a pair of murders were committed — but the house still harbors a dark secret. Fitfully stylish, but utterly silly, never scary and, finally, rather boring. Rated PG-13

AnnA kenDriCk, skylAr Astin, brittAny snoW, AnnA CAmp, rebel Wilson Musical Comedy A disaffected college freshman tries to turn around a down-and-out a capella group. An overlong, unfunny attempt at gross-out humor and coming-of-age flick that’s full of bad music and flat direction. Rated PG-13

Documentary A non-verbal documentary that combines music and images to create a meditation of life and decay. A gorgeously photographed film whose enjoyment depends wholly on one’s ability to stomach pretension. Rated PG

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shiA lAbeouf, tom hArDy, JAson ClArke, Guy peArCe, JessiCA ChAstAin Crime Drama In the mountains of Virginia, three brothers try to make a living bootlegging, but must deal with a crooked cop who wants a piece of their profits. A brutal, often unsettling crime drama with good performances, some heart and strong direction. But it’s simply too nasty to be enjoyable. Rated R

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Joseph GorDon-leVitt, bruCe Willis, emily blunt, pAul DAno, noAh seGAn, piper perAbo, Jeff DAniels Science Fiction In the future hired assassins are paid to eliminate people from an even more distant future— even if the target happens to be an assassin’s future self. An involving, first-rate and extremely intelligent science fiction film that works on every level, though I confess to finding it slightly less compelling than the filmmaker’s previous work. Still, it’s a must-see for anyone interested in smart, stylish movies. Rated R

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liAm neeson, mAGGie GrACe, fAmke JAnssen, lelAnD orser, rADe serbeDZiJA Action Ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills and his family are targeted by the father of one of the kidnappers Mills killed when rescuing his daughter in the first movie. Pointless and terminally dumb actioner with occasional moments of unintended humor. Rated PG-13

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JoAquin phoenix, philip seymour hoffmAn, Amy ADAms, Jesse plemmons Drama A violent, mentally ill World War II vet falls in with the leader of a cult of quack science, who’s determined to cure the disturbed veteran through his teachings. Brilliantly made, masterfully acted, but it’s a bit too dense and seems to be missing an emotional center. Rated R

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sixto roDriGueZ, mAlik benDJelloul, ClArenCe AVAnt, eVA roDriGueZ, reGAn roDriGueZ, sAnDrA roDiGueZ-kenneDy Music Documentary Music documentary about the mysterious and little-known pop star Rodriguez who disappeared from the scene after two critically-praised, but commercially disastrous albums in early 1970s. An absolutely splendid documentary that tells a true stoty of amazing improbability. Beautifully structured with a genuine dramatic arc and a lot of nice music. Don’t miss this one. Rated PG-13

Clint eAstWooD, Amy ADAms, Justin timberlAke, John GooDmAn, mAttheW lillArD Family Sports Drama An aging, grouchy baseball scout is joined on the road by his daughter after his eyesight starts to suffer. Cheesy, predictable goo with a hokey script and boring direction that’s occasionally made watchable because of Amy Adams. Rated PG-13

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loGAn lermAn, emmA WAtson, eZrA miller, mAe WhitmAn, kAte WAlsh, DylAn mCDermott, pAul ruDD Drama/Comedy/Romance A transformative year in the life a troubled introvert and his coming of age with the help of some new friends. Splendidly entertaining and involving film that is both funny and surprisingly perceptive. See this one. Rated PG-13

mAGGie GyllenhAAl, ViolA DAVis, osCAr isAAC, holly hunter, rosie pereZ Drama A poverty-stricken mom and a wary teacher try to take over a failing elementary school. A manipulative, dishonest screed that wants to be a balanced picture about the problems with public schools, but gets lost along the way, and not before entering a tailspin of ham-fisted melodramatics. Rated PG

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specialscreenings DishonoreD JJJJJ spy MeloDraMa rateD nr In Brief: Marlene Dietrich (at her most glamorous) plays a war-widow-turned-prostitute who becomes a spy for the fatherland in this World War I romantic thriller from Josef von Sternberg that mixes campy melodrama with a pacifist message (that the film itself mocks). It’s mostly an excuse for Dietrich — accompanied by her ridiculously omnipresent black cat — to parade through studio-created exotica in a series of Travis Banton gowns without ever once losing her poise. What more could anyone want from a movie? The Asheville Film Society will screen Dishonored Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.


hell’s angels JJJJ War DraMa rateD nr In Brief: Howard Hughes’ incredibly expensive epic of flyers in World War I is one technically impressive film — tied to a plodding story made up of events that were clichés even in 1930. Either in spite of that or because of it (it certainly ups the quaintness value), Hell’s Angels retains its allure to this day. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Hell's Angels Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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CoMeDy-DraMa rateD nr In Brief: Simple, but engaging early Ozu film resembles nothing so much as a 90-minute Japanese variation on an Our Gang comedy. It makes a few rather bitter observations about the social hierarchy in Japan, but its most successful and appealing quality stems from the snapshot it provides of 1932 Japan. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present I Was Born, But... Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,

lifeforCe JJJJ sCi-fi horror rateD r In Brief: A race of space vampires (who travel about in some kind of giant seedpod inside Halley’s Comet) end up making their way across England, sucking the lifeforce out of their victims — apparently to power their seedpod. As looney as it sounds, and something of a mess, despite Tobe Hooper’s best efforts and a cast that’s better than the material, Lifeforce nonetheless provides its fair share of downright peculiar entertainment. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Lifeforce Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.





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RequirementsMasters degree in human service field and supervisory experience required. Must be licensed. Applyapireapplicants@ 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 – LCSW credentials required. • Social Work Supervisor LCSW credentials required, experience preferred. • Case Manger – minimum of CSAC required. Positions will provide assessment, discharge planning, group therapy, and individual treatment for patients receiving in-patient psychiatric stabilization and/ or detox services. Please visit default.cfm to apply. Families toGether (Ft) A Partner of NC Mentoris dedicated to providing quality services to our exceptional children, families and adults. FT is a CABHA, and is nationally accredited with CARF International. We work to strengthen the family system and to support the people we serve to remain in their home community. FT is team oriented and provides a positive work environment, flexible hours, health benefits, room for advancement, and an innovative culture. Due to continuous growth and expansion we are hiring Qualified Professionals in Asheville and surrounding areas. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2-4 years related experience and a bachelor’s degree. To apply, go to .

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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 12pm1pm (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 e-mail Rachel at• Become a Therapeutic Foster

Family. • Free informational meeting. NC Mentor. 120C Chadwick Square Court, Hendersonville, NC 28739. reCoVerY CoaCh Seeking Full Time, Part Time, daytime and overnight Recovery Coaches for a new substance abuse recovery transitional living program to deliver care to clients in recovery, to format and facilitate groups, including psycho-educational, 12-step and life skills, to assist with client transportation and drug screening. Requirements: Must be patient, innovative, a team player, and detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, be calm and competent in stressful/crisis situations, recovery knowledge, must maintain appropriate level of role modeling for clients in all areas, must be 21 years of age, high school diploma or GED required. We offer a competitive salary, great benefits and training. Please respond via email to, reference Recovery Coach. MANNA FOODBANK • Fulltime (40 hours) with benefits. MANNA FoodBank. Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience. WOC to work in Graham, Cherokee, Swain, Jackson, Clay, and Macon Counties as MANNA Agency Services Representative and promoting the Food and Nutrition Services Program. Applicant must be a high-energy, self-motivated, detailed oriented and compassionate person who can work with diverse people in rural areas. Must have excellent driving record and pass background check and drug test. Must live in or be willing to move to service area. Complete job description,


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freewillastrology ARIES (March 21-April 19) Ten percent of all sexually suggestive text messages are delivered to the wrong number. Take precautions to make sure you’re not among that ten percent in the coming weeks. It will be extra important for you to be scrupulous in communicating about eros and intimacy. The stakes will be higher than usual. Togetherness is likely to either become more intensely interesting or else more intensely confusing — and it’s largely up to you which direction it goes. For best results, express yourself clearly and with maximum integrity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If it were within my power, I’d help you identify the new feelings you have not yet been able to understand. I would infuse you with the strength you would need to shed the worn-out delusions that are obstructing your connection to far more interesting truths. And I would free you from any compulsion you have to live up to expectations that are not in alignment with your highest ideals. Alas, I can’t make any of these things happen all by myself. So I hope you will rise to the occasion and perform these heroic feats under your own power.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Gemini. He liked to depict seemingly impossible structures, like stairways in which people who climbed to the top arrived at the bottom. I nominate him to be your patron saint in the coming week. You should have his talent for playing with tricks and riddles in ways that mess with everyone’s boring certainties. Here are four Escher quotes you can feel free to use as your own. 1. “Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?” 2. “My work is a game, a very serious game.” 3. “I think it’s in my basement; let me go upstairs and check.” 4. “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”

CANCER (June 21-July 22) The Venus flytrap is a remarkable plant that gobbles up insects and spiders. Its leaves do the dirty work, snapping shut around its unsuspecting prey. Evolution has made sure that the flowers of the Venus flytrap sit atop a high stalk at a safe distance from where all the eating takes place. This guarantees that pollinators visiting the flowers don’t get snagged by the carnivorous leaves below. So the plant gets both of its main needs met: a regular supply of food and the power to disseminate its seeds. I’ll ask you to derive a lesson from all this, Cancerian. Be sure that in your eagerness to get the energy you need, you don’t interfere with your ability to spread your influence and connect with your allies.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A sinuous and shimmering archetype that begins with the letter “s” has been trying to

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) “Hello Dear Sir: I would like to place a large order for yellow chicken curry, cherry cream cheese cupcakes, and sour, malty Belgian golden ale. It’s for my birthday party this Saturday, and will need to serve exactly 152 people. My agent will pick it up at 11 a.m. Please have it ready on time. - Ms. Lori Chandra.” Dear Ms. Chandra: I am an astrologer, not a caterer, so I’m afraid I can’t fulfill your order. It’s admirable that you know so precisely what you want and are so authoritative about trying to get it; but please remember how crucial it is to seek the fulfillment of your desires from a source that can actually fulfill them. You’re a Libra, right? Your birthday is this week? Thanks for giving me an excuse to send this timely message to all of your fellow Libras.

an old style of give-and-take comes to an end, ultimately making way for a more profound new give-and-take.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) There’s almost nothing about the dandelion that humans can’t make use of. People of many different countries have eaten its buds, leaves and greens. Besides being tasty, it contains high levels of several vitamins and minerals. Its flowers are the prime ingredient in dandelion wine, and its roots have been turned into a coffee substitute. Herbalists from a variety of traditions have found medicinal potency in various parts of the plant. Last but not least, dandelions are pretty and fun to play with! In the coming weeks, Sagittarius, I invite you to approach the whole world as if it were a dandelion. In other words, get maximum use and value out of every single thing with which you interact.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

catch your attention, Leo — sometimes in subliminal and serpentine ways. Why haven’t you fully tuned in yet? Could it be because you’re getting distracted by mildly entertaining but ultimately irrelevant trivia? I’m hoping to shock you out of your erroneous focus. Here’s the magic trigger code that should do the trick: Psssssssssst! Now please do what you can to make yourself very receptive to the slippery, spidery signals of the simmeringly sublime surge.

“Intellect confuses intuition,” asserted painter Piet Mondrian. I don’t think that’s always true, even for creative artists. But in the coming week I suspect it’ll be important for you to take into consideration. So make sure you know the difference between your analytical thinking and your gut-level hunches, and don’t let your thinking just automatically override your hunches. Here’s more helpful advice from painter Robert Genn: “The job of the intellect is to give permission to the intuition, and it’s the job of intuition to know when intellect is once again appropriate.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Don’t burn down a bridge you haven’t finished building yet. OK, Virgo? Don’t try to “steal” things that already belong to you, either. And resist the urge to flee from creatures that are not even pursuing you. Catch my drift? Stop yourself anytime you’re about to say nasty things about yourself behind your own back, and avoid criticizing people for expressing flaws that you yourself have, and don’t go to extraordinary lengths to impress people you don’t even like or respect. Pretty please? This is a phase of your astrological cycle when you should put an emphasis on keeping things simple and solid and stable.

It’s time to seek help from outside the magic circle you usually stay inside. You need to call on extracurricular resources — people and animals and deities who can offer useful interventions and delightful serendipity and unexpected deliverance. The remedies that work for you most of the time just won’t be applicable in the coming days. The usual spiritual appeals will be irrelevant. I’m not saying that you are facing a dire predicament; not at all. What I’m suggesting is that the riddles you will be asked to solve are outside the purview of your customary guides and guidelines.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Here comes the big reveal of the month; the trick ending of the year; and maybe the most unusual happiness of the decade. Any day now you will get the chance to decipher the inside story that’s beneath the untold story that’s hidden within the secret story. I won’t be surprised if one of your most sophisticated theories about the nature of reality gets cracked, allowing you to at recover at least a measure of primal innocence. I suggest you start practicing the arts of laughing while you cry and crying while you laugh right now. That way you’ll be all warmed up when

These days lobsters are regarded as a luxury food, but that wasn’t the case among early Americans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the large crustaceans were meals that were thought to be suitable only for poor people and prisoners. Wealthy folks wouldn’t touch the stuff. After examining your astrological omens, Pisces, I’m wondering if your future holds a similar transformation. I think there could very well be a rags-to-riches story in which an ignored or denigrated thing ascends to a more important role.

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