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Zoning is a relatively recent arrival in Buncombe County, having taken effect in 2009 after a series of reversals and legal battles had forced county staff to go back to the drawing board and re-implement it. And on Oct. 4, the county saw one of its first notable zoning disputes. During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners considered long-in-the-works changes allowing vacation rentals in all zoning districts. The rules would allow vacation-home complexes containing three to 10 units in denser residential, commercial and open districts as a conditional use. County staff said they’d crafted the changes in response to requests from vacation-rental owners whose property was grandfathered when zoning was implemented. Those owners, however, were concerned that their property’s current use was nonconforming. Staff added that they’d reviewed the proposed changes with real estate agents, hotel owners and other stakeholders. Local interest in vacation rentals has increased since the economic downturn, as owners have sought ways to generate income from vacant properties. During the public hearing, opinion was divided. Proponents, particularly current vacation-home owners, said the rules were well-crafted and the move would prove an economic boon. “I’d hope you’d lean upon the judgment of the Planning Board: They’ve spent a lot of time on this, and the rules are good ones,” real estate broker Andrew Brooks told the board. “Vacation rentals don’t deteriorate property values: They bring people into this community that want to spend money.” Mike Butrum, governmental affairs director at the Asheville Board of Realtors, also endorsed the measure. Citing figures from the Economic Development Coalition, he said the new rules would generate 570 jobs and $5.9 million in additional tax revenue per year, among other benefits. “We need clarity, and this goes a long way towards that,” said Butrum. “Much of the enforcement will fall on our organization, to make sure vacation homes are good.” But Joe Sechler, the only Planning Board member who’d voted against the measure, asserted that the process by which it was developed lacked transparency. He also main-
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“A small group of vacation-rental owners worked it through the Planning Board ... without citizens’ knowledge.” — Joe Sechler, Buncombe County Planning Board
“Vacation rentals don’t deteriorate property values: They bring people into this community that want to spend money.” — real estate broker Andrew BrookS
tained that the new rules would open the door to unwelcome commercial development. “The proposal hasn’t been developed totally in the sunlight: A small group of vacationrental owners worked it through the Planning Board to the planning staff without citizens’ knowledge,” he charged. “This proposal allows businesses to penetrate and violate the integrity of homogeneous neighborhoods and to further depreciate property values — the last thing we all need now.” Earlier in the meeting, county staff had suggested that neighborhoods that didn’t want vacation rentals could adopt restrictive covenants if they had a homeowners association. When Chris Chiaromonte, a local street preacher, got up to speak, he wanted to use the fate of defunct public-access channel URTV as an analogy to the vacation-rental situation. But Board of Commissioners Chair David Gantt wasn’t having it, and Chiaromonte accused the board of violating his rights. “Are you saying I don’t have First Amendment rights here?” asked Chiaromonte. “We’re here to talk about vacation rentals,” responded Gantt. Chiaromonte then asserted that no one actually owns property; rather, they “rent” it from the government by paying taxes. He added that state laws limiting rental home inspections could be reinterpreted to affect the county’s new rules. “I say shaft the legislation; give people the right to use the land as they see fit,” Chiaromonte declared. “You know what killed the Vikings? They ended up taking over the world, if you read history. It was civilization.” Commissioner Holly Jones proposed allowing vacation complexes in open-use zoning areas without a conditional permit. No one seconded the motion, though Commissioner K. Ray Bailey instructed county staff to review
the issue after the new rules took effect. Openuse areas are those where almost any type of development is allowed. Despite the criticisms, the commissioners unanimously approved the new rules.
Public-comment protest A lengthy and contentious public-comment period followed the conclusion of the board’s regular business. First up was the Rev. Lisa Landis, speaking on behalf of the ongoing Occupy Asheville demonstrations. Eight people present relinquished their own chances to speak, enabling Landis to talk for 10 minutes as a group representative rather than the three minutes accorded individuals. “I’m not willing to give up my constitutional rights, as I’ve been forced to do in this room,” Landis told the board. “Speaking of our Native Americans, when I was listening to the laws and rules and permits, it’s like we took this land from the Native Americans and here we are telling people what they’re allowed to do. Why don’t we give the land back to the Native Americans, because isn’t that kind of like Hitler did, come in and genocide? And a lot of it was all because of religion.” Landis continued: “We are occupying Asheville, but a lot of it is because of corporate greed. Corporate greed instead of human need, and then we had a little bit about health care, and it’s like why do we need health care if we didn’t have the genetically modified food that caused the body to degrade?” Her wide-ranging remarks touched on pollution, the economy, corruption in the justice system, the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industries, police corruption, publicaccess television, homelessness and energy, among other issues. All of these matters, she maintained, are related to Hopi prophecies
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Changing the rules: A new chart shows the increased areas where vacation homes are allowed under the county’s new rules. and the Book of Revelation. Eventually, Landis began reading the Occupy Asheville declaration: “A democratic government derives its just power from the people. But corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the earth, and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.” But because she’d spent so much time on other issues, Landis couldn’t read the entire declaration. UNCA student Ann Marie Hornowski subsequently finished the job. Meanwhile Chiaromonte, still incensed over not getting to talk about URTV during the earlier hearing, kept shouting “Heil Gantt!” and accused the board of being thinskinned during his own public-comment remarks. While he was shouting and saluting, Commissioner Carol Peterson made a motion that Chiaromonte be dismissed, which Vice Chair Bill Stanley seconded. “Do I not have a right to roast the commissioners for three minutes if I want?” countered Chiaromonte, proclaiming , “Defend the protesters. If you don’t, kiss my royal butt!”
A matter of minutes Candler resident Jerry Rice wanted to know why the minutes for the previous Board of
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Commissioners meeting (which Stanley had chaired) didn’t include a summation of the public comment. Rice asserted that Stanley, angry about criticisms of him voiced during that portion of the meeting, had “lambasted” Landis when she was speaking. “I don’t want to hear this,” Stanley interrupted. “If he’s going to get personal, get him out of here.” “I’m talking about the vice chair — if that’s personal, he needs to resign from office,” Rice shot back. “We need to have order behind the desk as well as at the podium.” Gantt said he wasn’t aware of any changes in the county’s policy concerning meeting minutes, but County Manager Wanda Greene said she’d made an “administrative decision” to change the approach. School of Government guidelines, she explained, require minutes to note that public comment was held and to indicate who spoke — but not what they said.
With all deliberate speed A group of neighbors of the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site asked the commissioners about delays in demolishing the vacant factory. The current owner, Mills Gap Road Associates, has appealed the county’s plan to tear down the decrepit structure.
“We are just now starting to make headway with the EPA and with the county,” noted resident Aaron Penland, asking the county to do a better job of keeping residents informed. “You can imagine my devasation hearing work had stopped,” resident Leanne Smith told the board. “We are concerned our efforts trying to do what needs to be done move so slowly, yet efforts to stop it move so quickly and efficiently.” County staff and commissioners were sympathetic, saying they’re ready to proceed with demolition as soon as the appeal is resolved. “It is frustrating,” Gantt agreed. “We have to follow the law, or we’ll have even more delays.” “When we get that condemnation [finished], it’s going down,” vowed Stanley.
Other business On another front, the board approved allocating $476,000 in already-budgeted funds for various specific affordable-housing projects, including home rehabilitation, work on Mountain Housing Opportunities’ Glen Rock Depot development, homelessness avoidance and housing vouchers. X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Occupy Asheville demonstrations continue, City Council candidates report donations Hunt leads pre-election fundraising among Council candidates The latest campaign-funding reports show that two candidates have raised more than $20,000 as of Oct. 4. Marc Hunt led the field with $22,946, but Mark Cates was close behind at $20,011. Some candidates had more than doubled their war chests since the last report in early September. TJ Thomasson and Tim Peck agreed to keep their total spending under $1,000, so they’re not required to file reports. Here are the current totals (September figures in parentheses): Marc Hunt Mark Cates Chris Pelly Jan Davis Lael Gray Saul Chase
$22,946 (up from $20,641) $20,011 (up from $12,269) $11,054 (up from $9,841) $9,875 (up from $3,591) $9,784 (up from $6,734) $8,740 (up from $7,880)
Funding sources noted in the reports vary. Hunt got most of his money from individual donors, including a number of local business owners. Cates, meanwhile, self-financed most of his campaign, though individual donors and some organizations (such as the Republican Men’s Club) pitched in. This is the last funding report required before the Oct. 11 primary. On Oct. 31, the last report before the Nov. 8 general election will be due. — David Forbes
Tillis touts business at CIBO breakfast When asked what the GOP-led state Legislature has done to create jobs, House Speaker Thom Tillis touted bills reforming workers’ compensation rules, addressing overregulation and cutting taxes. “That’s creating the underlying environment for businesses to grow,” asserted Tillis during an Oct. 7 breakfast meeting of the Ashevillebased Council of Independent Business Owners.
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Occupied: Local activists, citing solidarity with the Occupy Wall Streeet demonstrations in New York City, continue onward in Asheville. Photo by Jonathan Welch Speaking to a mostly conservative group of business owners at the Biltmore Square Mall food court, Tillis also quipped that journalists “who ask ‘Where’s your jobs bill?’ don’t understand business.” Republican bills dealing with such issues as medical malpractice and workers’ compensation — combined with the $1.5 billion Tillis says the GOP budget saved taxpayers — will produce private jobs instead of growing government, he continued. Tillis, who represents the 98th District (primarily Charlotte and Mecklenburg County) in the Statehouse, kept up the pro-business beat during the meeting: He slammed Gov. Bev Perdue, calling her an obstructionist on Republican efforts to cut regulations that hurt business owners and blaming her lack of business experience on the state’s failed bid to get Continental Tire to locate a plant in North Carolina. “She’s never had to sign a paycheck,” he said. Tillis also cited the record number of bills Republicans pushed through the Legislature this year as evidence that they’re running the government with businesslike efficiency. But his responses to certain questions from CIBO members demonstrated more complexity. Asked about rumors that the state may hand over ownership and maintenance of secondary roads — a potentially expensive challenge — to local governments, Tillis suggested a Democratlike notion. Only Texas has more state-owned roads than North Carolina, he explained, adding, “We do not raise enough money to invest in our infrastructure.” To avoid merely dumping the cost of maintaining secondary roads on cities and
counties, creative ways of raising revenue, including toll roads, must be explored, said Tillis. As for federal health-care reform, Tillis declared, “Anyone who supports it needs to be [put] out of office.” The federal government, he continued, shouldn’t force a one-size-fits-all system on states. Yet, he added, “We still have the obligation to fix health care.” Republican legislators, said Tillis, are looking at how health-care-related competition is fostered (or not) in the state, particularly among hospitals and insurance companies. He cited BlueCross BlueShield’s dominant position in North Carolina as something he’s “willing to take a look at.” Another CIBO member referenced the recent controversy over possible misconduct on the local Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. After a report indicated he may have improperly received gifts, CEO Curtis Canty stepped down. There’ve been a number of similar controversies across the state in recent years. Tillis acknowledged that the way North Carolina regulates alcohol creates a conundrum by intertwining government, political and business interests. There are also moral challenges, as some question whether the state should be involved in alcohol sales at all. In short, the ABC is “one heck of a political, financial hairball.” On another front, when asked if the state pension fund was assuming overly large returns, Tillis replied that State Treasurer Janet Cowell is one of the most competent elected officials he knows. “I don’t believe all Democrats are incompetent,” he added. — Margaret Williams
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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 12 - 20, 2011 Unless otherwise stated, events take place in Asheville, and phone numbers are in the 828 area code. Day-by-day calendar is online Want to find out everything that’s happening today — or tomorrow, or any day of the week? Go to www.mountainx.com/events. Weekday Abbreviations: SU = Sunday, MO = Monday, TU = Tuesday, WE = Wednesday, TH = Thursday, FR = Friday, SA = Saturday
Community Events & Workshops AshevilleConnects • MO (10/17), 5:30-7:30am - AshevilleConnects, a local initiative to strengthen the
community, will meet at 34 Wall St. Info: 231-5565. Autumn Rails All Scales Train Show • FR (10/14), 1-7pm & SA (10/15), 9am-3pm - The Autumn Rails All Scales Train Show will feature 26,000 square feet of model and toy trains, rail-roadiana, hobby and collectable vendors and operating model railroads. Held at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. $6/Free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform. Info: www.fbe-ntrack. com. Career and Graduate School Fair • TH (10/18), 11am-2pm - A career and graduate school fair will be offered in UNCA’s Sherrill Center. Info: www.career.unca.edu. Chyten Tutors and Test Prep • TH (10/20), 6-8pm - This free presentation covers college admissions basics,
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creating a college list and finding the right resources. Recommended for high school sophomores and juniors, along with parents. Info and location: 505-2495. Green Trivia Night • WE (10/19), 5:45pm - Green Home Trivia Hour, hosted by the WNC Green Building Council. Questions will cover general knowledge; expertise not needed. Bring a team, or go solo. Prizes awarded. Held at Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave. Hot Pink 5K Walk • SA (10/15), 10am-2pm - Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Held at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Info and registration: www. StridesAsheville.org. Media Career Workshop • TH (10/13) - A day-long workshop for students interested in careers in journalism will be hosted by UNCA. Info, location and times: 232-5027. Mindful Transition to Parenthood • WEDNESDAYS beginning (10/19), 6:30pm - This program teaches expectant parents how to be happy as partners and parents. Group includes mindfulness and meditation training to strengthen your relationship, assist in childbirth and facilitate mindful parenting. Held at Family to Family, 207 Charlotte St. Free. Info: www.lauragambrel.com. Public Lectures & Events at UNCA Events are free unless otherwise noted. • WE (10/12), 11:25am - “Medieval India” presented by Keya Maitra, associate professor of philosophy, in UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: www.humanities.unca. edu. • FR (10/14), 11:25am - “Globalization,” presented by Surain Subramaniam, associate professor of political science. Held in UNCA’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: www.humanities. unca.edu.—- 11:25am - “Imperialism in Popular Culture and in Asia,” presented by Holly Iglesias,
lecturer in the master of liberal arts program, and Teddy Uldricks, professor of history, in UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: www.humanities.unca.edu. —- 3pm - A symphony talk with Asheville Symphony Orchestra conductor Daniel Meyer will be held in the Reuter Center. • MO (10/17), 11:25am - “European Renaissance: Humanism and Art,” presented by Michael Gillum, professor of literature, in UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: www.humanities.unca. edu. • TU (10/18), 12:301:30pm - “Textbooks and Topical Surveys: Writing for a Student and General Audience,” a brown bag talk with faculty author Bill Spellman, will be held in UNCA’s Ramsey Library. Info: 251-6645. Self-Defense Class • TU (10/18), 5:30pm - This course covers what to look for and be aware of in your environment and simple breakaway and distraction techniques. Held at the Center for New Beginnings, 34 Wall St., Suite 802. Info: 989-9306. Self-Defense Class • TU (10/18), 6-8pm - A self-defense class will be offered at The Bywater, 796 Riverside Drive. No martial arts experience required. Info: 232-6967. Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference • FR (10/14) through SU (10/16) - The Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference will feature author Brooke Medicine Eagle and various healing traditions. Held at 377 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain. Info: www. sewisewomen.com. 877SEWOMEN. Talks and Lectures at A-B Tech Unless otherwise noted, all events are free. Info: 2541921. • TH (10/13), 7-8pm - “Climate Change and Tropical Cyclones: An Increasing Threat to North Carolina?” with Dr. Chris Hennon, associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at UNCA. Held at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium.
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* Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.
Trade your unwanted platinum or gold jewelry for something new at an Alex Sepkus
wed trunk show at Jewels That Dance, 63 Haywood St., on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 3-9 p.m. Info: jewelsthatdance.com.
thur Find a candidate who matches your political views at an Asheville City Council candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Randolph Learning Center, 90 Montford Ave. Info: email@example.com.
Enjoy a slew of bands at a group CD release party and fundraiser for Jubilee! Community on Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Held at 46 Wall St. Info: jubileecommunity.org.
Meet former NFL player Mickey Marvin at a harvest celebration dinner to benefit A Clear Word Counseling Center on Saturday, October 15 at 5 p.m. Held at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. Info: mudcreekchurch.org.
Show off your Frisbee golf skills at the Sidewinder Disc Golf Tournament to benefit the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association on Sunday, October 16, with registration at 9 a.m. The tournament begins on Saturday and is open to all skill levels. Walk-ins welcome. Info and locations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 456-2030. Enjoy a friendly game of cribbage on Mondays at 6 p.m. at Earth Fare in Westgate Plaza,
mon 66 Westgate Parkway. Info: 254-3899. tue
A home energy efficiency class will be offered at United Community Bank, 165 N. Main St. in Waynesville on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring 12 months of utility bills. Registration required. Info: 255-5166.
UNCA Admissions Open House • SA (10/15), 8:30am1:15pm - The admissions department of UNCA will host an open house for prospective students. Info and registration: www.unca. edu/admissions/visit.
Social & SharedInterest Groups Gal Pals Of Asheville (pd.) Come join Asheville’s Most Fabulous group: Lesbian Social Group for Women, ages 35-55. • Group attendance requirement; All members are active. • For more info: groups.yahoo.com/group/ GalPalsofAsheville Alpha Phi Alumnae • WE (10/19), 6pm Asheville area alumnae of Alpha Phi sorority will meet at Corner Kitchen, 3 Boston Way in Biltmore Village. Info: email@example.com. Asheville Newcomers Club • 2nd WEDNESDAYS Women who are new to the
area are welcome to make new friends, explore in and around Asheville and learn more about what our community has to offer. Join us for a meeting or activity. Info: ashevillenewcomersclub.com or 654-7414.
Asheville Toastmasters • THURSDAYS, 6:157:30pm - If you’ve been thinking about improving your communication skills, Asheville Toastmasters is for you. Newcomers welcome; no pressure to speak. Held at Denny’s, 1 Regent Park Blvd. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bingo Night • THURSDAYS, 9pm12:30am - Hug Buzzards Dirty Bingo will be held at the Dirty South Lounge, 70 W. Walnut St. Info: http://avl. mx/5k. CLOSER Looking for gay folks in your age group? CLOSER is Asheville’s oldest LGBT social club serving all boomers and seniors, providing entertainment, education and fellowship.
• TUESDAYS, 7-9pm - Meets in the library of All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St.
Cooking Class • TH (10/13), 12:30-3pm - A cooking class for adults will be held at the Old Armory Recreation Center, 44 Boundary St., Waynesville. $25. Registration required. Info: 779-0325. Cribbage Group • MONDAYS, 6pm - Meets at Earth Fare Westgate for friendly game playing. All skill levels welcome. Info: 254-3899. Ethical Society of Asheville A humanistic, religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. Meetings are held at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St. Info: 687-7759 or www.aeu.org. • SU (10/16), 2-3:30pm - “From Fundamentalist to Humanist in Five Ordinary Words,” presented by Terra Maney Weaver. Events at New Creation ICCC
New Creation International Christian Community Church is located at 33 Grace Way, Fletcher. Info: 582-6968 or www.newcreationnc.org. • 3rd MONDAYS, 6:308:30pm - “At the Table” discussion group is aimes to build bridges within the community. Share a meal (provided), thoughts and opinions while making new friends. Fashion Show • SA (10/15), 2pm - “Putting on the Glitz” fashion show will be held at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St. $20/$18 in advance. Info: email@example.com or 489-7293. Henderson County Heritage Museum Located in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Hendersonville. Info: www. hendersoncountymuseum. org or 694-1619. • Through FR (12/30) - An exhibit of Civil War artifacts will feature military weaponry and uniforms. Identity of American Crafts Lecture
• TH (10/13), 4pm - Anna Fariello, associate research professor at Hunter Library at WCU, will speak about the identity of American craft. Held in Haywood Community College’s Charles Beall Auditorium, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde. Info: fariello@wcu. edu or 227-2499. Mensa Qualification Testing Session • SA (10/15), 1:30pm - French Broad Mensa, WNC’s chapter of the high IQ society, will offer qualification testing in the community room of the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. Those who score in the top two percent will be invited to join. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. N.C. Arboretum Events The Arboretum hosts a variety of educational programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free with parking fee ($8/vehicle). No parking fees on 1st Tuesdays. Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • Through MO (1/2), 10am4pm - “Sustainable Shelter” will feature scale models and interactive computer games to investigate how humans can green their homes. $3/$2 students. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or www.pari.edu. • FR (10/14), 7pm “Frontiers of Astronomy: How Big is the Universe Really?” will be presented by PARI Science Director Dr. Michael Castelaz. $20/$15 seniors/$10 under 14. Trunk Show • WE (10/12), 3-9pm - Jewels that Dance will host a trunk show at 63 Haywood St. Info: www. jewelsthatdance.com. Wine Tasting/Cheese Party • TH (10/20), 7-8:30pm - Join other opera lovers for a wine tasting/cheese party at the Wine Studio of Asheville, 169 Charlotte St. Entertainment provided. Hosted by the Asheville Lyric Opera Guild. $20. Info: email@example.com. WNC Agricultural Center Located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. Info: 687-1414. • WE (10/12) - Auto Cross. • SA (10/15) & SU (10/16) - Land of the Sky Knife and Gun Show. WNC Fiber Folk Group • THURSDAYS, noon-1pm - The WNC Fiber Folk Group
will meet at WCU’s Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee. Info: ddrury@ wcu.edu or 227-2553.
Campaign Calendar & Politics Buncombe County Republican Women A group dedicated to electing and supporting conservative Republicans. • TH (10/13), 11:30am - A meeting will be held at the Cornerstone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road. Both men and women welcome. Info: 277.7074. Campaign Education Tool • A free Asheville City Council Candidate Survey Response and Voter Guide is available from Children First/CIS. Guide includes candidates’ answers to questions on child poverty, school achievement, transportation and affordable housing. Info: www.childrenfirstbc.org. Candidate Forum • TH (10/13), 7-9pm - Mountain Voices Alliance and Asheville PARC will co-host an Asheville City Council candidate forum at Randolph Learning Center, 90 Montford Ave. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. League of Women Voters Info: 251-6169 or www. ablwv.org. • TU (10/18), 7-9pm - A moderated forum of candidates for Asheville City Council will be held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. One-Stop Voting • TH (10/20) through SA (11/5), 1pm - One-stop voting. See www.sboe.state. nc.us for locations.
Events at Big Ivy Community Center Located at 540 Dillingham Road in Barnardsville. Info: 626-3438. • 2nd THURSDAYS, noon-2pm - A potluck and bingo game for seniors. Fall Festival for Seniors • TH (10/20), 9am-2:30pm - A fall festival for seniors will be held at the Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill College, 100 Athletic St. $15 includes lunch/$10 by Oct. 13. Info: email@example.com or 689-1299. Trip to See Elk for Seniors • MO (10/17), 2-9pm - A trip for seniors to see elk will depart from the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Bring dinner and
a folding chair. $7/$5 members. Space is limited to seven participants; registration recommended. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 456-2030.
Animals Brother Wolf Animal Rescue A no-kill organization. Info: www. bwar.org or 505-3440. • SA (10/15), 8am-8pm & SU (10/16), 8am-6pm - Brother Wolf seeks homes for more than 300 pets to qualify for the $100K in the ASPCA challenge. Held at the Brother Wolf adoption center, 31 Glendale Ave., as well as PetSmart, 150 Bleachery Blvd.,
from noon-4pm. Adoptable animals available. • SU (10/16) - Attend a free “trap-neuter-return” workshop and scavenger hunt as part of National Feral Cat Day at 31 Glendale Ave. Community Partnership for Pets This nonprofit’s primary goal is to provide affordable spay/neuter services to communities in/around Henderson County. Info: www. communitypartnershipforpets.org or 693-5172. • 4th SATURDAYS, 10am-2pm - Vouchers for free and low-cost spay/neuter services will be available to Henderson County residents at Tractor Supply Company, 115 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville.
• 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, noon3pm - Vouchers for free and low-cost spay/neuter services will be available to Henderson County residents at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. in Hendersonville (at the Kmart entrance).
Parrots: Things I Wish I’d Known • SA (10/15), 10am - This comprehensive parrot care class for the new and experienced alike will cover health, safety, nutrition, enrichment, behavior and companionship. An essential class for our foster or adoption applicants and those wishing to volunteer. Info and location: www.phoenixlanding.org
WNC Agricultural Center Located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. Info: 687-1414. • FR (10/14) through SU (10/16) - Paint Horse show.
Business Corporate Wellness Programs (pd.) Affordable. Uniquely designed to employee needs. Increase productivity and worker satisfaction. Reduce time away from work and insurance costs. Pilates, Human Ergonomics, Running and Walking programs. (828) 225-3786. FormFitnessFunction.com American Advertising Federation Asheville
Seniors & Retirees 60+ Exercise Smarter (pd.) Learn better ways to exercise. Make every movement lighter, freer, easier. Personal attention, small, focused class. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12:00pm. $15 or 10 for $130. 117 Furman. 225-3786. FormFitnessFunction.com DuPont State Forest • WE (10/12), 10:30am4pm - A trip for seniors to DuPont State Forest will depart from Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $7/$5 members. Info: recprograms@ townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030.
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www.aafasheville.org. • MO (10/17), 11:30am1pm - “Navigating the New Normal,” with Dan Black, will be presented at Loretta’s Cafe, 114 N Lexington Ave. American Business Women’s Association ABWA brings together business women of diverse occupations to raise funds for local scholarships and enhance the professional and personal lives of its members. Info: www. abwaskyhy.com. • TH (10/13), 5:30-8pm - A membership event and dinner will discuss “Top Ten Tips for Extreme Productivity.” Held at Neo Cantina, 10 Biltmore Plaza. $25. Info: www.abwaskyhy. com or 275-1699. Arts2People Artist Resource Center Offering business management workshops for artists at 39 D S. Market St., downtown Asheville. Classes, unless otherwise noted, are $35. Info and registration: www.arts2people.org or email@example.com. • The Arts2People Artist Resource Center seeks instructors with business management skills. Classes are geared towards creative professionals. Info: info@ arts2people.org or www. ashevillearc.com. Asheville Business and Professional Women’s Organization • 3rd TUESDAYS, 6-7:30pm - This local chapter of a nationwide nonprofit organization promotes women in the workplace and equality between sexes by providing networking, presentations and events. Meetings held at the Girl Scouts office, 64 W.T. Weaver Blvd. in Asheville. Info: karenp. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Free Computer Classes
Classes are held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte St. To register: email@example.com. • MONDAYS, 12:15pm Mac OSX Basics. • TUESDAYS, 12:15pm iPhoto Basics. • WEDNESDAYS, 12:15pm - iPad Basics. • THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS, 12:15pm - Advanced/paid classes (see website for schedule). Macintosh Asheville Computer Society (MACS) • 2nd THURSDAYS, 7pm - Meetings held at CityMac, 755 Biltmore Ave., on the corner of Meadow Road. Visitors welcome. Q&A, problem solving, demonstrations and guest speakers. Info: 712-7493 or www. citymac.com.
Volunteering Adopt-a-Greenway • The public is invited to adopt a greenway. Options include Hominy Creek Park east to Carrier Park and Karen Cragnolin Park to French Broad River Park along Amboy Road. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2528474. Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from single-parent homes with adult mentors. Info: www.bbbswnc.org or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks adult mentors for bi-monthly outings. Activities are free or lowcost. Volunteers are also needed to mentor 1 hr./wk. in schools and after-school programs. Information sessions: Oct. 13 and Oct. 25 at noon. Center for New Beginnings • The Center for New Beginnings seeks volunteers
for community awareness and services for crime victims and survivor’s of traffic fatalities, suicides and other death-related incidents. Info: email@example.com or 989-9306. Children First/CIS Children First/CIS is a nonprofit advocating for children living in vulnerable conditions. Info: VolunteerC@childrenfirstbc.org or 768-2072. • Through TH (11/3), 2:305:30pm - Volunteers needed at least one hour per week, Mon.-Thurs., to help K-5th graders with homework and activities. Info: VolunteerC@ childrenfirstbc.org or 7682072. Hands On AshevilleBuncombe Choose the volunteer opportunity that works for you. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: www. handsonasheville.org or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • SA (10/15), 10am-1pm - Kids Care. Ages 7-12 are invited to support Eliada’s Cornmaze. • TU (10/18), 4am-6pm - Fair-Trade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. • WE (10/19) - 6-8pm - Cookie Night: Help bake cookies for hospice patients at CarePartners’ John Keever Solace Center, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Supplies provided. • TH (10/20), 3-5pm - Teacher’s Pet: Volunteers will create supplemental educational materials that will be used in and out of the classroom to help elementary students improve their reading skills. Make flashcards, games and more. Instruction and materials provided.
Literacy Council of Buncombe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: 254-3442, ext. 205. • Through TH (10/20) - 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 Wed. Oct. 19 and Thurs. Oct. 20th. Advance preparation required. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. MS Service Day • SA (10/15) - Make a difference for someone living with MS. Many people living with multiple sclerosis have difficulty completing projects around their homes due to disabling symptoms. Teams of volunteers will assist with these projects on MS Service Day. Info: MScommunityWNC@gmail. com. Our VOICE Training • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS (10/20), 5:30-8:30pm - Join Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s sexual violence crisis and prevention center, to help break down myths, challenge harmful attitudes, advocate for healthy relationships and consent, and prevent sexual violence. We work in schools, faith communities, events, businesses and more. 24 hours of training required; sessions held twice weekly. Info and registration: www.ourvoicenc.org. Pisgah Center for Wildlife Located in Pisgah National Forest, 10 miles from Brevard off of US Highway 276 N. Programs are free, but registration is required. Info: 877-4423 or www. ncwildlife.org. • Through WE (11/30) - Volunteers are needed to answer phones, help with
the gift shop and answer visitor questions. Preschool Outreach Training • MO (10/17), 10am-3pm - Volunteer training for the Preschool Outreach Project, which encourages reading among children in child care centers. Volunteers must complete an application in advance. Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Info: pop@ buncombecounty.org or 250-4729. RiverLink Events RiverLink, WNC’s organization working to improve life along the French Broad, sponsors a variety of riverfriendly events. Info: www. riverlink.org or 252-8474. • WE (10/12), 10am & 5pm - A volunteer information session will be offered at the RiverLink office, 170 Lyman St. Smith-McDowell House Museum Period rooms grace this antebellum house on the campus of A-B Tech Community College, 283 Victoria Road, Asheville. Info: 253-9231 or email@example.com. • Through TH (1/5) - Volunteer tour guides needed, especially on weekends. Flexible hours. Training provided. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-5518. Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.Fri., 10am-4pm. Info: www. artsofbrevard.org or 8842787. • Through SA (12/31) - Volunteers needed for the “Take Art to Heart” program to share works of art with elementary school students. Info: email@example.com. Wild South Dedicated to stewarding our national forests, protecting wildlife, preserving cultural heritage sites and inspiring
and empowering communities to enjoy, protect and restore the outdoors. Info: www.wildsouth.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. • FR (10/28) through SU (10/30) - Volunteers for Moogfest will be accepted through Oct. 25.
Sports Groups & Activities Transform Your Form (pd.) Run with a lightness and ease you’ve never known! Alexander Technique will turn your arms into wings! Thursdays, 6:30pm. $100 for 6 sessions. Ongoing. (828) 225-3786. FormFitnessFunction.com Home School Physical Education • THURSDAYS, 1-2:30pm - A physical education class for home-schooled children will be offered at the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $3. Info: 456-2030. Home School Physical Education • THURSDAYS (10/13) through (11/17), 10:3011:30am - Physical education for home schooled students will be offered at Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle. $3. Info: 250-4260. Jus’ Running Weekly coach-led runs. Meet at 523 Merrimon Ave., unless otherwise noted. Info: www.jusrunning.com. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Fivemile group run, 10-11 minutes per mile. •TUESDAYS, 6:30pm - Run from the store to the UNCA track for a maggot track workout. There will also be a post-workout get together at a local restaurant. •WEDNESDAYS, 6:30pm - Eight-mile group run. •THURSDAYS, 6pm - Onehour run from the Rice Pinnacle parking lot at Bent
Creek. Easy, moderate and fast levels. Pickleball • MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Pickleball is like playing ping pong on a tennis court. Groups meet weekly at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 G.W. Carver St. in Asheville. For all ages/levels. $1 per session. Info: 350-2058 or stephenslee@ ashevillenc.gov. Run for the Horses • SU (10/16), 2pm - “Run for the Horses” 5K, fun walk and dog parade will be held at 25 Woodfin St. Info and registration: www.hopeforhorses.org or 683-0160. Step Aerobics Class • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm Enhance cardio, strength and flexibility at this step aerobics, weights and stretch class. Meets at StephensLee Recreation Center, 30 G.W. Carver St. in Asheville. Open to all levels. Free. Info: 350-2058 or stephenslee@ ashevillenc.gov. Youth Basketball Class • TUESDAYS through (10/25), 6-7:45pm - A basketball class for children ages 4-8 will be offered at the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $25. Info: recathletics@ townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030. Zumba Class • TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 7-8pm - A zumba class will be offered at Buncombe County Fireman’s Training Center, 180 Erwin Hills Road. $5. Info: www.zumba.com.
Gardening Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale “From Our Gardens to Yours” (pd.) This Saturday, October 15, 9am-1pm, Rain or Shine, Asheville Extension Office parking lot on the NW
corner of Coxe and Hilliard. Choose from a large selection of bulbs, perennials, trees, shrubs and house plants - from the gardens of Master Gardeners to you at great prices. MG Information Table. Questions? Call 2555522. Blue Ridge Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter • WE (10/12), 11:30am - A special meeting of the Blue Ridge Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter will celebrate the club’s 20th anniversary with a cash bar and luncheon, followed by a demonstration of arranging techniques by Stephanie English. Held at the Hendersonville Country Club, 1860 Hebron Road. $24. Info: 696-4103. Mulch Giveaway • Through SA (10/22) - Free mulch will be available to Hendersonville residents at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 139 Balfour Road, Hendersonville. Call for times. Info: 697-3084. N.C. Arboretum Events The Arboretum hosts a variety of educational programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free with parking fee ($8/vehicle). No parking fees on 1st Tuesdays. Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • SA (10/15), 1-5pm & SU (10/16), 1-4pm - The North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society annual show. Regional Tailgate Markets For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: 236-1282 or www.buyappalachian.org. • WEDNESDAYS, 8-11am - Stecoah Tailgate Market, 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville. —- 8am-noon - Transylvania Tailgate Market, on the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets
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Outdoors Quality Training Program (pd.) Completely personalized small group training. Weekly run. Individual goal setting. Beginners to Advanced. Weaver Park. Two Groups: Sundays, 8:30am or 9:30am. $65 for 6 weeks. (828) 225-3786. FormFitnessFunction.com Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Free and open to the public. • FR (10/14), 10am - Enjoy a colorful “walk in the woods” on an easy, one-mile section of the Mountainsto-Sea Trail. Learn about red and white oaks and their acorns. Hike departs from the Mills River Valley Overlook, MP 404.5. Bring water, wear good hiking shoes and be prepared inclement weather. Info: 298-5330. Lake James State Park N.C. Highway 126. Info: 584-7728. • FR (10/14), 6pm - Campfire stories, facepainting, treats and a night-time hike will be held in the campground parking lot along the Lake Channel Overlook Trail. Registration: 584-7728. • SU (10/16), 2pm - A Monarch butterfly tagging expedition will depart from the Paddy’s Creek Area office. Colors of Grandfather Mountain • SA (10/15) & SU (10/16), 1pm - A guided hike through Grandfather Mountain, US Highway 221, two miles north of Linville. Info: www. grandfather.com or 4687325.
WNC Sierra Club Members of the WNC Sierra Club Chapter work together to protect the community and the planet. The mission of the Sierra Club, America’s oldest grassroots environmental organization, is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. Info: www.nc.sierraclub.org/ wenoca or 251-8289. • SA (10/15) - A moderate-to-difficult hike will scale Looking Glass Rock. Time and location: janelaping@ sbcglobal.net or 772-0379.
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ECO Asheville GreenWorks Awards Party • TH (10/13), 5-7pm - An awards party for Asheville Greenworks’ environmental contest will be held at Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave. A screening of The Greenest Building Movie will follow. Info: www.ashevillegreenworks.org or 254-1776. Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society • TU (10/18), 7pm - Curtis Smalling of Audubon N.C. will present “Chasing Golden-Winged Warblers in Nicaragua” at the October meeting of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society. Held at UNCA’s Reuter Center, Room 206. Info: email@example.com. Free Trees • SA (10/15) through SA (12/10) - The Arbor Day Foundation will offer free trees to individuals who join the Arbor Day Foundation as part of the Trees for America campaign. Info: wnelson@ arborday.org or 888-4487337. Green Mondays
• MO (10/17), 3-4:30pm - This month’s topic: “Sustainability Initiatives for the Faith-Based Community.” Representatives from local churches, synagogues and faith-based institutions will discuss their sustainability initiatives. Held at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. Info: www.blueridgesustainability.org Greenway Planning Meeting • TH (10/13), MO (10/17) & TH (10/20), 5:30-7:30pm - A planning meeting for Buncombe County’s future greenways will be held at various locations. Info: lucy. crown@buncombecounty. org or 250-4260. Home Energy Efficiency Class • TU (10/18), 5:30-7:30pm - A home energy efficiency class will be offered at United Community Bank, 165 N Main St., Waynesville. Bring 12 months of utility bills. $10. Registration required: 255-5166. N.C. Arboretum Events The Arboretum hosts a variety of educational programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free with parking fee ($8/vehicle). No parking fees on 1st Tuesdays. Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • Through MO (1/2) - The Home Green Home exhibit will feature animal shelters, insect hives and nests. Public Lectures & Events at UNCA Events are free unless otherwise noted. • FR (10/14), 11:30am - Fab Friday: Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute will discuss ways to reduce human environmental impact. Held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Info: www. unca.edu/ncccr or 2516140. Solar Product Preview
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Kids Trick or Treat at the McCune Assisted and Independent Living Center (pd.) The McCune Assisted and Independent Living Center invites all the local ghosts, goblins and ghouls age 12 and under to TRICK OR TREAT on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Tons of treats and loads of fun in a safe, indoor environment. 101 Lions Way, Black Mountain NC. Call Deniece 828-702-2760. Asheville Community Theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: www.ashevilletheatre.org or 254-1320. • SA (10/15) - Bright Star Touring Theatre presents The Lady of Bullyburg (for children ages 3-10, 10am) and Jack’s Adventure in American History (ages 6-12, 11:30am). $5 per performance. Celebration Singers • THURSDAYS, 6:20-7:45 pm - The Celebration Singers of Asheville Community Youth Chorus invites children ages 7-14 to join. Held at First Congregational Church,
20 Oak Street, Asheville. Info: 230-5778. Day Camp • WE (10/12), 7:30am5:30pm - A day camp for children grades 1-5 will be offered at the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $20/$15 members. Bring a lunch, snacks, swimsuit, towel and a quiet activity. Info and registration: youthprogramsupervisor@ townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030. Free ‘ACT vs SAT Comparison Test’ • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS through (2/19) - Asheville students are invited to take Chyten’s ‘ACT vs SAT Comparison Test’ to determine which represents their best match. The test is offered on Saturdays at 9am and Sundays at 1pm. Info and reservations: 505-2495 or www.chyten-asheville. com. Hands On! This children’s museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Admission is $5, with discounts available on certain days. Info: 697-8333 or www.handsonwnc.org. • WE (10/12) - Children are invited to draw chickens throughout the day. $5/free with admission. • FR (10/14), 2-4pm - Children age 8 and older are invited to make an art bag to take home. $10/$5 members. • TU (10/18) through SA (10/29) - Kids Vote! will offer hands-on voting machine activities throughout the day. • WE (10/19) - “Book n’ Craft,” a storytime and craft project will be offered throughout the day. Free with admission. Homegrown FAM: Family Art at the Market • SATURDAYS through (10/29), 10am-noon “Homegrown FAM: Family
Art at the Market,” a free art series for children. Held at the Jackson County Farmers Market, Bridge Park in Sylva. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 227-2553. School Dance • FR (10/14), 7-9pm - A dance for students grades 3-5 will be offered at the Old Armory Recreation Center, 44 Boundary St., Waynesville. $4 includes pizza, drink and dance contest. Info: email@example.com or 456-2030.
Spirituality “Heal and Awaken” Experiential Workshop (pd.) This Saturday, October 15, Crystal Visions • Simple, potent invocations for selfhealing, spiritual awakening and assisting others, plus much more! • Half day $44; full day $77. Facilitator: Benjamin Bernstein • . 828-338-9852; info@ HealAndAwaken.com • www.HealAndAwaken.com Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) (pd.) Discover why TM is the world’s most effective and scientifically validated meditation technique. Clinically proven to boost brain function and reduce anxiety, depression, addiction, and ADHD. Allows you to effortlessly transcend the busy, agitated mind to experience inner peace and unbounded awareness. • Free Introductory Class: Thursday, 6:30pm, 165 E. Chestnut • Topics: How meditation techniques differ • Meditation and brain research • What is enlightenment? (828) 254-4350. www.MeditationAsheville. org Asheville Meditation Group (pd.) Practice meditation in a supportive group environment. Guided meditations follow the Insight/
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left unsaid by using the Role-Playing and Warm-up techniques of Psycho-Drama in a supportive community. • Saturday, October 22, 10am-4:30pm, in a country setting in Mills River. $85 includes lunch. Call Franklin Harris, Ed D: (828) 7134244 or for more details, email Lawrence Farber, LCSW: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or www.billwalz.com. • MONDAYS, 7-8pm Meditation class with lesson and discussion of contemporary Zen living. Held at the Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road (off Merrimon Avenue). Donations encouraged. Open Heart Meditation (pd.) Learn easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free. 7pm, Tuesdays. 6455950 or 296-0017. http:// www.heartsanctuary.org Awakening Practices Group • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm - Awakening Practices Group will meet at Insight Counseling, 25 Orange St. Info: Trey@ QueDox.com. Chabad House Jewish Asheville and WNC Chabad Lubavitch Center for Jewish Life, located at 660 Merrimon Ave. Info: 505-0746 or www.chabadasheville.org. • TH (10/13), 10am-noon - A Sukkot celebration will conclude the High Holidays. Divine Energy Share • WEDNESDAYS, 6-8pm - A healing circle will feature reiki practitioners, other energy workers and nonpractitioners who would like to receive. By donation.
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freewillastrology ARIES (March 21-April 19) If it’s at all possible, Aries, don’t hang around boring people this week. Seek out the company of adventurers who keep you guessing and unruly talkers who incite your imagination and mysterylovers who are always on the lookout for new learning experiences. For that matter, treat yourself to especially interesting food, perceptions, and sensations. Take new and different routes to familiar hotspots. Even better, find fresh hotspots. Cultivating novelty is your mandate right now. Outgrowing your habits would be wise, fun, and cool. Changing your mind is a luxury you need and deserve.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) “My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn,” wrote the Slovenian American author Louis Adamic. That’s true enough. Here’s the thing, though: If you manage to get a smooth thorn without any prickles (like on certain hawthorn trees), the only risk is when you’re licking the honey close to the sharp end. Otherwise, as your tongue makes its way up the sleek surface of the rest of the thorn, you’re fine — no cuts, no pain. According to my analysis, Taurus, you have just finished your close encounter with the sharp point of a smooth thorn. Now the going will be easier.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) On the front of every British passport is an image that includes a chained unicorn standing up on its two hind legs. It’s a central feature of the coat of arms of the United Kingdom. I would love to see you do something as wacky as that in the coming week, Gemini — you know, bring elements of fantasy and myth and imagination into some official setting. It would, I believe, put you in sweet alignment with current cosmic rhythms. (P.S. If you decide to invoke the archetype of the unicorn, unchain it.)
CANCER (June 21-July 22) I’ve come across two definitions of the slang term “cameling up.” One source says it means filling yourself with thirst-quenching liquid before heading out to a hot place on a hot day. A second source says it means stuffing yourself with a giant meal before going out on a binge of drinking alcohol, because it allows you to get drunk more slowly. For your purposes, Cancerian, I’m proposing a third, more metaphorical nuance to “cameling up.” Before embarking on a big project to upgrade your self-expression — quite possibly heroic and courageous — I suggest you camel up by soaking in an abundance of love and support from people whose nurturing you savor.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) I love Adele’s voice. The mega-famous British pop singer has a moving, virtuoso instrument — technically perfect, intriguingly soulful, capable of expressing a range of deep emotion, strong in both her high and low registers. And yet there’s
not a single song she does that I find interesting. The lyrics are cliched or immature, the melodies are mostly uninspired, and the arrangements are standard fare. Does what I’m describing remind you of anything in your own life, Leo? A situation you half-love and are half-bored by? An experience that is so good in some ways and so blah in other ways? If so, what can you do about it? You may be able to improve things if you act soon.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) There’s a good chance that you will soon find something you lost a while back. It may even be the case that you will recover an asset you squandered or you’ll revive a dream that was left for dead. To what do you owe the pleasure of this blessing? Here’s what I think: The universe is rewarding you for the good work you’ve done lately on taking better care of what’s important to you. You’re going to be shown how much grace is available when you live your life in rapt alignment with your deepest, truest values.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
— maybe not as rapidly as you’d like, but still, they are working.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “Most people who profess a deep love of the Bible have never actually read the book,” says religious writer Rami Shapiro. If they did, they’d know that Satan is not implicated as the tempter of Adam and Eve. There’s no mention of three wise men coming to see baby Jesus, nor of a whale swallowing Jonah. Homilies like “This too shall pass” and “God helps those who help themselves” never appear in the scriptures. And contrary to the Ayn Rand-style self-reliance that evangelicals think is a central theme of their holy book, the Bible’s predominant message is that goodness is measured by what one does for others. I bring this up as a teaching about how not to proceed in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. You really do need to know a lot about the texts and ideas and people and situations upon which you base your life. (tinyurl.com/BibleFog)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Chris Richards wrote a story in the Washington Post in which he complained about the surplus of unimaginative band names. At this year’s SXSW music festival in Austin, he counted six different bands that used “Bear” and two with “Panda.” Seven bands had “Gold,” including Golden Bear. Marshmallow Ghosts was one of seven bands with “Ghost” in their names. You’re in a phase of your life when it’s especially important not to be a slave of the trends, Libra — a time when it’s crucial to your well-being to come up with original language, unique descriptions, and fresh approaches. So what would your band’s name be? (tinyurl.com/BadNamesForBands)
“The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote to the emptiness of existence.” So says the Gertrude Stein character in Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris. As an aspiring master of crafty optimism myself, I don’t buy the notion that existence is inherently empty. I do, however, wish that more artists would be motivated by the desire to create cures for the collective malaise that has haunted every historical era, including ours. In alignment with your current astrological omens, I invite you to take up this noble task yourself in the coming weeks, whether or not you’re an artist. You now have much more than your usual power to inspire and animate others.
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ve got to cry one more tear before the pungent comedy will deliver its ultimate lesson and leave you in peace. You’ve got to make one further promise to yourself before you will be released from the twilight area where pain and pleasure became so tangled. You’ve got to navigate your way through one more small surrender before you will be cleared to hunt down your rebirth in earnest. But meanwhile, the catharses and epiphanies just keep on erupting. You’re growing more soulful and less subject to people’s delusions by the minute. Your rather unconventional attempts at healing are working
The world-famous whiskey known as Jack Daniel’s is produced in Moore County, Tenn., which prohibits the sale of alcohol in stores and restaurants. So you can’t get a drink of the stuff in the place where it’s made. I suspect there’s a comparable situation going on in your life, Aquarius. Maybe something you’re good at isn’t appreciated by those around you. Maybe a message you’re broadcasting or a gift you’re offering gets more attention at a distance than it does up close. Is there anything you can do about that? The coming weeks would be a good time to try.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Once you drive your car into Norway’s Laerdal Tunnel, you’re in for a long haul through the murk. The light at the end doesn’t start appearing until you’ve traveled almost 14 miles. Using this as a metaphor for your life in the here and now, I estimate that you’re at about the 12-mile mark. Keep the faith, Pisces. It’s a straight shot from here. Can you think of any cheerful tunes you could sing at the top of your lungs?
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• MONDAYS through THURSDAYS, 6am-9pm - Meditate and practice with an awakened yogini. Sessions available by appointment. All fees by donation; no one will be turned away. Info: www. thepeoplesashram.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ro-Hun • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Empower your life through the alchemy of forgiveness. Heal the faulty thoughts and emotions locked in the unconscious that sabotage your health, abundance and happiness. Info and directions: 545-8173. Sound Healing Circle • MONDAYS, 7-8:30pm “Come and receive if you are feeling lowly and in need of support or come and share healing light if your bliss cup runneth over.” Bring bowls, bells, rattles, didge, etc. Held at 41 Carolina Lane. By donation. Info: 310-7459150. The Sacred Embodiment Center • FR (10/14), 7pm-midnight - The Sacred Embodiment Center, 11 Richland St. in West Asheville, will host a “Re-Emergence Party and Fundraiser” featuring music by Desert Dwellers, Luna Kristin Ray and Santos, along with local food and massage. $15/$18. Info: www.thesacredembodimentcenter.com. United Research Light Center A nonprofit center “dedicated to prayer for personal and planetary transformation.” Located at 2190 NC Highway 9 South in Black Mountain. Info: 669-6845 or www.urlight.org. • TUESDAYS, 10:30amnoon - “Gentle Yoga,” with Karen Barnes —- 2:303:30pm - “World Peace Prayer.” • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm “World Peace Prayer.” • WEDNESDAYS, 1-2:15pm - Level one QiGong. Unity Center Events Celebrate joyful, mindful living in a church with heart. Contemporary music by Lytingale and The Unitic Band. Located at 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info: 684-3798, 8918700 or www.unitync.net. • WE (10/12), 7-9pm - Grand Mother Moon Ceremony with DeborahMarie Diamond. • SU (10/16), 12:45pm Friendship potluck. —- 2pm - Unitics Go Classic will feature classical music from various eras. Unity Church of Asheville
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Unity of Asheville explores the “deeper spiritual meaning of the scriptures, combined with an upbeat contemporary music program, to create a joyous and sincere worship service.” Located at 130 Shelburne Road, West Asheville. Info: 252-5010 or www.unityofasheville.com. • SUNDAYS, 11am Spiritual celebration service —- 12:15-1:30pm - A Course in Miracles, with Rev. Gene Conner. Wiccan Open Court • FRIDAYS, 7-9pm - Open Court meets weekly in Marshall for potluck, Wiccan principals and elements, meditations, hand crafting and occasional ceremonies. Provided by Highland Wild Coven. Email to meet about attendance: shinemoon76@ yahoo.com. Windhorse Zen Community All welcome; newcomers call ahead for orientation. Located at 580 Panther Branch Road, near Weaverville. Info: 645-8001 or www.windhorsezen.org. • SUNDAYS, 9:30am - Meditation, chanting and Dharma talk, followed by a vegetarian potluck lunch. No programs Oct. 16 or 23. Yoga of Awakening • MONDAYS, 7-9pm Awaken to profound peace. Practice technologies to free the body and mind of stress and tension. Begin your adventure of awakening. Fees by donation; no one will be turned away. Info and directions: www. thepeoplesashram.org or email@example.com. Young Adult Friends Worship Group • SATURDAYS, 4-6:30pm This small Quaker group for young adults meets upstairs at Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Singing and silence will be followed by a potluck. For Quakers, quasi-Quakers and anyone who is interested. Info: biercewilson@gmail. com. Zen Center of Asheville • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:30pm - Zazen and dharma talks will be offered at 12 Van Ruck Court. Enter at back deck. Info: www.zcasheville.org or 398-4212. “Love, the Keystone to Life” • SU (10/16), 11am-noon - Join this illuminating discussion and discover keys to a life of greater love, wisdom, and freedom. Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road. Info: www.eckankar-nc.org or 254-6775.
Art Gallery Exhibits & Openings 16 Patton Located at 16 Patton, Asheville. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Info: 236-2889 or www.16patton.com. • SA (10/15) through SA (11/19) - New works by John Mac Kah. • SA (10/15) through SA (11/19) - Drawing Essentials, featuring work by James Daniel. • SA (10/15), 3-6pm Opening reception for both exhibitions. American Folk Art and Framing The gallery at 64 Biltmore Ave. is open daily, representing contemporary self-taught artists and regional pottery. Info: 281-2134 or www. amerifolk.com. • Through TH (10/27) - Experience, paintings by Michael Banks. • Through WE (11/16) Bewitched. Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 35pm. Info: www.ashevilleart. org or 253-3227. • Through SU (11/6) - Color Study will be on display at the Appleby Foundation Gallery. • Through SU (3/4) Homage2 will pay tribute to Josef Albers. Atelier 24 Lexington: A Gallery of Local Art Located at 24 Lexington Ave., Asheville. Info: www. theateliergalleries.com. • Through MO (10/31) Seeing Reality, drawings by William Asman T.Y. Autumn in the Southern Appalachians • Through MO (10/24) - Autumn in the Southern Appalachians, a jurried exhibit of Carolina nature photographers, will be held at Pack Place Gallery, 2 South Pack Square. Info: http://www.cnpa-asheville. org. Back To School • Through FR (10/28) - Back To School, a “wildly varied” exhibit of work by artists from the Marshall High Studios featuring a variety of media and approaches. Held at the Arts Center, 90 South Main St. in Marshall. Info: www.madisoncountyarts.com. Bella Vista Art Gallery
Located in Biltmore Village next to the parking lot of Rezaz’s restaurant. Summer hours: Mon., Wed.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: 768-0246 or www.bellavistaart.com. • Through SA (12/31) Spider Series, works by Paul Owen, Tif McDonald and Nicora Gangi. Black Mountain Center for the Arts Located in the renovated Old City Hall at 225 West State St. in Black Mountain. Gallery hours: Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs. 11am-3pm. Info: 669-0930 or www.BlackMountainArts. org. • FR (10/14) through WE (10/23) - A juried member exhibition of the Appalachian Pastel Society. • FR (10/14), 6-8pm Opening reception. Castell Photography A photo-based art gallery located at 2C Wilson Alley, off Eagle Street in downtown Asheville. Info: 255-1188 or www.castellphotography. com. • FR (10/14) through WE (11/30) - Manipulated, juried by Ariel Shanberg. • FR (10/14), 6-8pm Opening reception. Center For Craft, Creativity and Design Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Info: 8902050 or www.craftscreativitydesign.org. • Through FR (1/27) Common Threads, works by four fiber artists who have collaborated with other artists or businesses. Courtyard Gallery An eclectic art and performance space located at 109 Roberts St., Phil Mechanic Studios, River Arts District. Info: 273-3332 or www. ashevillecourtyard.com. • Through SA (12/31) Anything Goes - Everything Shows, the 5th annual mail art show. All entries received through the postal system will be exhibited. Participants were encouraged to explore themes, sizes, shapes and media of any kind. Events at HandMade in America Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 252-0121. • FR (10/14), 5:30-8pm - Crafted, a juried showcase featuring the work of 17 regional artists. Fine Arts League Gallery • FR (10/14), 6-8pm - An opening reception for Paul Blankinship will be held at The Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave., Suite 115. Info: www. FineArtsLeague.org.
Flood Gallery Events Located in the Phil Mechanic building at 109 Roberts St. in Asheville’s River Arts District. Info: 254-2166 or www.floodgallery.org. • Through SA (10/29) - Porge Buck: A Retrospective. Grovewood Gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville. Info: 2537651 or www.grovewood. com. • Through TH (12/1) - The Art of Making Music will feature instruments made in WNC. Haen Gallery Located at 52 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm, Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., noon5pm. Info: 254-8577 or www.thehaengallery.com. • Through MO (10/31) - Lynn Boggess: New Work 2011. Haywood County Arts Council The HCAC sponsors a variety of arts-related events in Waynesville and Haywood County. Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC’s Gallery 86 in Waynesville. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: 4520593 or www.haywoodarts. org. • Through SA (10/15) - Works by the Southern Appalachian Photographers Guild. Inner Earth Illuminated • FR (10/14), 7-8:30pm - Opening reception for Inner Earth Illuminated: Caves of the Southeastern United States, photography by Alex Minkin will be on display at Colburn Earth Science Museum, 2 South Pack Square. Odyssey Gallery Exhibits work by Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts instructors and residents. Located at 238 Clingman Ave. in Asheville’s River Arts District. Info: www.odysseyceramicarts.com • Through FR (10/14) - Joyful Expressions will feature the work of student assistants. Oil Paintings by Jon Houglum • Through FR (10/28) - Oil paintings by Franklin native Jon Houglum will be on display in the Hamilton Gallery of Nelson Bell Library, on the campus of Montreat College. Info: www.montreat.edu. Pink Dog Creative A multi-use arts space located at 342 Depot St. Info: info@pinkdog-creative. com • Through SU (11/20) - NiceNasty, new works by “Affrilachian” artist Valeria Watson-Doost.
Pump Gallery Located at the Phil Mechanic Studios Building in the River Arts District, 109 Roberts St. Info: www.philmechanicstudios.com. • Through SA (10/29) - Birds, Beasts and Bodybones, works by Lisa Walraven, Cynthia Potter and Carlos Steward. SemiPublic Gallery This space for contemporary art is open Thurs.-Sat., 27pm and by appointment. Located at 305 Hillside St., Asheville. Info: www. semipublicgallery.com or 215-8171. • SA (10/15) through SA (11/12) - Recent prints and mixed media works by seven artists. • SA (10/15), 6-9pm Opening reception. Seven Sisters Gallery This Black Mountain gallery is located at 117 Cherry St. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.sevensistersgallery.com or 669-5107. • Through SU (11/6) - Works by Jennie Francis (pastel). Studio B A framing studio and art gallery at 171 Weaverville Highway, Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am-5:30pm & Sat. 10am-3pm. Info: 2255200, (800) 794-9053, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.galleryatstudiob.com. • Through SA (10/12) - Natural Fiber Tableau will be on display as part of American Craft Week. The Artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St., River Arts District. Info: www.ashevillearts.com. • Through SA (10/29) Craft: A Sense of Place. Upstairs Artspace Contemporary nonprofit gallery at 49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm and by appointment. Info: www.upstairsartspace.org or 859-2828. • Through SA (11/19), Lines and Lives of the Face will feature works by Ursula Gullow, Francesco Lombardo, Bob Trotman and others. WCU Exhibits Unless otherwise noted, exhibits are held at the Fine Art Museum, Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm and Thurs. 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: www.fineartmuseum.wcu. edu or 227-3591. • MO (10/17), 5pm - A reception will be held to
commemorate the School of Art and Design’s graduating seniors portfolio exhibition. • TH (10/20), 4-6:30pm - An opening reception for Works From the Collection of Rob and Leigh Ann Young will feature appetizers and wine.
More Art Exhibits & Openings Art at UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. unca.edu. • Through SU (10/30) - Pierced! an exhibition of photographs by Leigh Svenson, will feature the “phenomenon of physical adornment.” Held in the Blowers Gallery in the Ramsey Library. Artist of the Month • Through FR (11/11) Paintings by Steven G. Sloan will be on display at The Circle, 426 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Craft Campus at UNCA Located at 1 University Heights, Asheville. Info: www.unca.edu/craftcampus or 250-2392. • Through FR (1/27) Common Threads will feature four fiber artists. EAST Fall Studio Tour • SA (10/15) & SU (10/16), 10am-6pm - The EAST self-guided studio tour will feature studios in East Asheville, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Old Fort and Fairview. Info and map: www.eaststudiotour.com. Fountainhead Bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www. fountainheadbookstore.com or 697-1870. • Through WE (11/30) Pieces of the Sky, featuring paintings by Ray Cooper. George Terry • Through WE (11/30) - Works by George Terry will be on display at DeSoto Lounge, 504 Haywood Road. Info: www.brotherwayword. deviantart.com. Invitational Art Exhibition • Through TU (10/25) - The Invitational Art Exhibition will be on display in UNCA’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. Info: www.art.unca.edu. Paint and Chocolate • Through SA (10/15) Paint and Chocolate, works by Genie Maples, will be on display at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, 10 South Lexington Ave. Public Art Display • Through SA (10/22) - Bearfootin’, “a public art display featuring outdoor fiberglass bear sculptures
decorated in different themes,” will be on display on the sidewalks of Main Street in Hendersonville. Info: 233-3216. TC Arts Invitational Show • Through FR (10/14) - The TC Arts Invitational Show will be on display at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. WCU Exhibits Unless otherwise noted, exhibits are held at the Fine Art Museum, Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm and Thurs. 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: www.fineartmuseum.wcu. edu or 227-3591. • Through FR (10/28) Understory: An Exhibition of Work by Alice Sebrell.
Classes, Meetings & Arts-Related Events Echoview Fiber Mill • TH (10/20) through SU (10/23) - Tours of Echoview Fiber Mill’s construction site will be offered Thurs. 4pm; Fri. and Sat., 11:30am & 3:30pm; Sun. 11:30am. Held at 76 Jupiter Road, Weaverville. Info: www. echoviewfarm.com or 1855-My-Fiber. Objects and Meaning • TH (10/13), 4-6pm - Anna Fariello, director of the Craft Revival Project, will examine how academic disciplines and cultural institutions have assigned meaning to expressive objects over time. Held at Haywood Community College’s Charles Beal Auditorium, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde. Info: info@ handmadeinamerica.org.
Art/Craft Fairs City of 1000 Easels • SU (10/16), 3-6pm - City of 1000 Easels is a selfguided walking tour of visual artists at work in outdoor locations in downtown Asheville. Info: www.ashevillearts.com. Fall Leaves Arts and Crafts Show • SA (10/15) & SU (10/16), 9am-5pm - BRACA, a local nonprofit crafters group, presents the Fall Leaves Arts and Crafts Show, a free indoor event featuring more than 50 crafters. Held at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road in Waynesville. Info and directions: www.bracaorg.com. Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival • SA (10/15) & SU (10/16), 10am-5pm - The Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival will feature a variety of artisans and craftspeople. Held in
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Spoken & Written Word Attention WNC Mystery Writers • TH (10/13), 6-9pm - The WNC Mysterians Critique Group will meet at Atlanta Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Ave # A. For serious mystery/suspense/thriller writers. Visitors, editors and publishers welcome. Info: www.wncmysterians. org or 712-5570. Blue Ridge Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Info: www. brbooks-news.com or 4566000. • SA (10/15), 3pm - Stan Dotson will read from his new novel Poor Memory. Buncombe County Public Libraries LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS Each Library event is marked
by the following location abbreviations: n BM = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n EC = Enka-Candler Library (1404 Sandhill Road, 250-4758) n FV = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n NA = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 250-4752) n SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250KIDS. • TH (10/13), 1pm - Book club: The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew: Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner. FV —- 6pm - Book club: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. SW • FR (10/14), 4-7pm, SA (10/15), 10am-5pm & SU (10/16), 1-5pm - Used book sale to benefit the library. BM • FR (10/14), 6pm - Ghostly Tales of WNC will be presented by Haunted Asheville
researcher Joshua Warren. Held outside. Rain date Oct. 21. Appropriate for age 13 and older SW • 3RD TUESDAYS, 6:308pm - The Asheville chapter of the National Railway Historic Society will meet. EC • TU (10/18), 2pm - Book club: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. NA —- 7pm - Book club: A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. BM • WE (10/19), 5pm - Library knitters. SW • TH (10/20), 2:30-4pm - Book club: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro. SS —- 7pm - Book club: Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. FV Events at Accent on Books The bookstore is located at 854 Merrimon Ave. Events are free and open to the public. Info: www.accentonbooks.com or 252-6255. • SU (10/16), 3pm - Laura Hope-Gill will read from her new book Look Up Asheville. Events at City Lights City Lights Bookstore is located at 3 E. Jackson St. in downtown Sylva. Info: 586-9499 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • TH (10/13), 7pm - John Lane will read from his new book Abandoned Quarry.
Events at Malaprop’s The bookstore and cafe at 55 Haywood St. hosts visiting authors for talks and book signings. Info: www. malaprops.com or 2546734. • WE (10/12), 7pm Thomas Rain Crowe, Barbara Duncan and Brent Martin will read from their new collection of poetry Every Breath Sings Mountains: The Great Smoky Mountains. • TH (10/13), 7pm - Norma Watkins will read from her new memoir The Last Resort. • FR (10/14), 7pm - Donna Johnson will read from her memoir Holy Ghost Girl. • SA (10/15), 3pm Matthew Fox will discuss Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations and The Pope’s War: Why Ratzinger’s Secret Crusade Has Imperiled the Church and How It Can Be Saved. —- 7pm - Allan Wolf will read from his new book The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic! • SU (10/16), 3pm - Writers at Home reading series. —- 5-6:30pm - Southern Fiction/Southern Identities, a fundraiser for NC Writers’ Network.
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• SU (10/16), 3pm Readings from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program. • MO (10/17), 7:15pm Comix club. • TU (10/18), 7pm - “Finding the Threads of Memoir” with local memoirist Sarah Larson. • 3rd SUNDAYS, 3pm Writers at Home: A monthly series featuring faculty from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writers Program. Hosted by Tommy Hays. • WE (10/19), 7pm - Arielle Guttman will read from her new book Venus Star Rising. • TH (10/20), 4-6pm - Lee Pantas will discuss the new edition of his book The Ultimate Guide to Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains. —- 7pm - Caren Goldman will discuss her new book Restoring Life’s Missing Pieces: The Spiritual Power of Remembering and Reuniting with People, Places. Fountainhead Bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www. fountainheadbookstore.com or 697-1870. • TU (10/18), 6:30pm Vicki Lane will read from her new novel Under the Skin. • TH (10/20), 6:30pm - Fred Chappell will read from his
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novels I Am One of You Forever and Look Back All the Green Valley. $5, must be purchased in advance. Ghost Storyteller • TU (10/18), 5:30pm - Get in the Halloween spirit as folklorist and author Randy Russell tells “true” ghost stories and reads from his new young adult novel, Dead Rules. Held at Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: 648-2924.
Open Mic Night at The Pulp • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Asheville Poetry Review and Asheville Wordfest host a monthly open mic at The Pulp, located beneath The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. $10 includes club membership. Info: http:// pulpasheville.com. The Magnetic Field A cafe, bar and performance house located at 372 Depot St. in the River Arts District. Info: www.themagneticfield. com or 257-4003. • 1st and 3rd MONDAYS, 7:30-10pm - The Synergy Story Slam is an opportunity to share stories, laugh, learn and build a stronger community. Registration begins at 7pm. Writers Workshop Potluck
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Festivals & Gatherings Global Transformation Festival • SA (10/15), 10am-6pm - The Global Transformation Festival will feature local activists, green entrepreneurs and scientists. Held at Laughing Waters Retreat Center at Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community. Free, but donations encouraged. Info: www.LaughingWatersNC. com. HardLox Festival • SU (10/16), 11am-4pm - HardLox: Asheville’s Jewish Food and Heritage Festival will feature music, dancing, crafts, a Torah booth, holiday tastings and children’s activities. Vendors will include Congregation Beth Israel’s new Judaica shop. Free. Held in Pack Square Park. Info: www. hardlox.com. LEAF • TH (10/20) through SU (10/23) - LEAF Festival will feature music, dance, crafts and food. Held at 377 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain. Camping available. Info: www.theleaf.org.
Music Song O’ Sky Show Chorus (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) 20 Oak Street Asheville 28801.(Enter Fellowship Hall-lower level). Guests welcome. Contact: www. songosky.org Toll Free # 1-866-824-9547. Asheville Community Theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: www.ashevilletheatre.org or 254-1320. • SA (10/15), 7:30pm - The Song O’ Sky Show Chorus “barbershop harmony virtuosos” will perform with special guests Finders Keepers and MC Susan Reinhardt. Info: www.songosky.org. Asheville Community Yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga.com. • SA (10/15), 4-5:30pm - Didgeridoo lessons. $10 donation. Blue Ridge Orchestra Info: www.blueridgeorchestra.org or 650-0948. • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9:30pm - Open rehearsals of the Blue Ridge Orchestra will be held most Wednesdays at the Symphony Office in the
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Civic Center. Free. Call for confirmation. Celtic Music Open Session • TH (10/13), 6:30pm - An open session for Celtic musicians will be held at Blue Ridge Books,152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Info: www.brbooks-news.com or 456-6000. Concert in honor of Dr. Suzuki’s birthday • SU (10/16), 2-3pm - A birthday concert in honor of Dr. Suzuki, the founder of a well-known music education program for children, will be held at Leila Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher. Info: www. cafestringquartet.com. Dana and Susan Robinson • FR (10/14), 7pm - Dana and Susan Robinson will perform at BridgeBack Movement Studio, at the corner of Bridge and Back Streets, Marshall. $10. Info: www.robinsongs.com or 649-1549. Diane Cluck and Ash Devine • WE (10/12), 8pm - Diane Cluck (folk) and Ash Devine (voice and clowning) will perform at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. Info: www.ashdevine.net. Events at City Lights City Lights Bookstore is located at 3 E. Jackson St. in downtown Sylva. Info: 586-9499 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • TU (10/18), 7pm - Ubuntu invites the community to sing world music. Flat Rock Playhouse The State Theater of North Carolina is on Highway 225, three miles south of Hendersonville. Info: www. flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • SU (10/16) through TU (11/1) - Kings of Country will perform as part of the Music on the Rock Concert series. Haywood Community Band • SU (10/16), 6:30pm - The Haywood Community Band will perform at the pavilion adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall, 3987 Soco Road. Info: www.haywoodcommunityband.org. Irish Coffee • WE (10/19), 2pm - Irish Coffee (Celtic and classical) will perform at Fletcher Library, 120 Library Road. Info: 687-1218. Jam Session • 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm - Old time jam session will be held at Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S. 441. Info: www.nps. gov/grsm. Jazz Combos
• TH (10/20), 7:30pm - A jazz combos concert will be offered in UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info: www.music.unca. edu/calendar-events. Joe and Kathleen Erwin • SU (10/16), 4pm - Joe and Kathleen Erwin (piano and violin) will perform as part of the FENCE Family Concert series, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon. Info: email@example.com. Kansas • TH (10/20), 8pm - Kansas will perform with The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra at Appalachian State University’s Farthing Auditorium. $28/$16 students/$10 age 5 and under. Info: www.pas.appstate.edu or 800-841-ARTS. Kate Steinbeck • SU (10/16), 3pm - Kate Steinbeck (flute) will perform at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Free. Info: www.haywoodarts.org or 452-0593. Performances at Diana Wortham Theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com. • SA (10/15), 3pm Grammy Award winners Doc Watson and David Holt will perform bluegrass, traditional American music and stories. Peter Mawanga and The Amaravi Movement • WE (10/19), 8pm - Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement will perform “The Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS” at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. Info: www.whitehorseblackmountain.com. Pickin N Poundin • SA (10/15), 11am - Pickin N Poundin (bluegrass) will perform at Edneyville Library, Highway 64 E., near the fire station. Info: www.henderson.lib.nc.us. Pre-Concert Lecture • TH (10/20), 4:15pm - Asheville Chamber Music Series’ pre-concert lecture will be offered in UNCA’s Reuter Center. Free. Info: www.unca.edu/ncccr. Sherwood’s Music Grand Opening • FR (10/14), 8pm Curtains, Electric Owls, and Ice Cream will perform as part of the grand opening of Sherwood’s Music, 180 Patton Ave. Food from H.A.G.S. Food Cart and Firestorm Cafe. Info: 2540402. Skinny Beats Drum Shop and Gallery
4 Eagle St. Info: info@ skinnybeatsdrums.com or 768-2826. • WEDNESDAYS, 6-7pm & SUNDAYS, 2-3pm - Billy Zanski will teach beginning African drumming. Drums provided or bring your own. St. Matthias Musical Performances These classical music concerts take place at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Asheville, 1 Dundee St. (off South Charlotte). Info: 285-0033. • SA (10/15), 7:30pm - The Duo Montagnard (saxophone and guitar). Donations encouraged. Tracks by the Tracks • SA (10/15), 1-4pm - “Tracks by the Tracks” will encourage the public to record their voices and beats in the parking lot of Greens Mini-Mart, 414 Depot St., sponsored by LEAF in Schools and Streets. Take home an mp3 recording of your work. Info: Loraine@ theLEAF.org. Wind Ensemble Concert • SU (10/16), 4pm UNCA’s Wind Ensemble will perform in Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info: www.music.unca. edu/calendar-events.
Theater Asheville Playback Theatre An improvisational theatre experience building a community of neighbors and honoring personal stories. $10/$5 students (but no one turned away). Info: www. ashevilleplayback.org. • FR (10/14), 6pm - Dinner and improvisational theater. Brevard Little Theatre Located in the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. Info: www. brevardlittletheatre.com. Reservations: 884-2587. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/16) - Love Letters. $16/$12 students. See website for times. Events at 35below This black box theater is located underneath Asheville Community Theatre at 35 E. Walnut St. Info: 254-1320 or www.ashevilletheatre.org. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS, (10/20) until (11/12) - ‘Night Mother. Flat Rock Playhouse The State Theater of North Carolina is on Highway 225, three miles south of Hendersonville. Info: www. flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/30) - Buddy: The Buddy Holly
Story. See website for times. $40. Montford Park Players • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (until 10/23), 7:30pm - The Montford Park Players present Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s famous romance of feuding houses and star crossed lovers. Held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Info: 254-5146 or www.montfordparkplayers.org. NC Stage Company Asheville’s professional resident theater company, performing at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville (entrance off of Walnut Street, across from Zambra’s). Info & tickets: 239-0263 or www.ncstage. org. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/13) Angels in America. Our Town • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS, (10/20) until (10/29) - Our Town will be presented in UNCA’s Carol Belk Theatre. Performances Thurs. through Sun. $10. Info: www.drama.unca.edu or 232-2291. Performances at Diana Wortham Theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com. • TH (10/13) & FR (10/14), 10am and noon - The Mainstage Young Audiences Series presents Yellow Brick Road. $7. • TU (10/18), 10am & noon - Seussical the Musical. $9/$8. Info: 210-9837. The Hop Ice cream, concerts and community events. 640 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, unless otherwise noted. Search “The Hop Cafe” on Facebook or 254-2224. • TU (10/18), 6-7pm Seussical The Musical will be performed by Curtain Call Collective. The Magnetic Field A cafe, bar and performance house located at 372 Depot St. in the River Arts District. Info: www.themagneticfield. com or 257-4003. • 1st FRIDAYS, 10pm “Magnetic Midnight.” Show up with an original script, skit, song, routine or performance piece (five minutes or less in length), act in or direct a piece by someone else or sit back and watch the “magical, mysterious monthly show” unfold.
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Film Classic World Cinema Foreign Film Series Presented by Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St., Phil Mechanic Studios, River Arts District in Asheville. Info: Cranky Hanke’s Reviews under “Special Showings,” www.ashevillecourtyard.com or 273-3332. • FR (10/14), 8pm - Vampyr (1932 Germany) by Carl Theodor Dreyer. ECO Events The Environmental and Conservation Organization is dedicated to preserving the natural heritage of Henderson County and the mountain region as an effective voice of the environment. Located at 121 Third Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: www.eco-wnc.org or 692-0385. • FR (10/14), 6:30pm & SA (10/15), 7pm - ECO’s environmental film festival will feature screenings and panel discussions about environmentally-themed films. Held at Hendersonville Little Theatre, 1025 State St. Gasland • FR (10/14), 7pm Gasland will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, as part of the Social Justice Nite film series. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Jane Eyre • TH (10/20), 10am - Jane Eyre will be screened at Etowah Library, 101 Brickyard Road. Info: 8916577. The Greenest Building • TH (10/13), 7pm - The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County presents a screening of The Greenest Building at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. Free. Info: www.psabc.org. The Sex Offender Next Door • TU (10/18), 7pm - This film includes exclusive interviews with sex offense victims and registered sex offenders to explore the pain that victims suffer, as well as the social stigma that sex offenders experience. Held at Mountain Java, 901 Smokey Park Highway, Candler. Young at Heart • WE (10/19), 6-8pm - Transition Hendersonville will screen Young at Heart
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Dance Alexander Technique for Dancers (pd.) Perform with ease. Recover from injury. Extend your career. “The hallmarks of the Alexander Technique are creativity, spontaneity and adaptability to change.” (828) 225-3786. FormFitnessFunction.com Beginner Swing Dancing Lessons (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www.SwingAsheville.com Birth Dancing (pd.) Learn the ancient technique of dancing for pregnancy, labor and recovery. Empower yourself to a gentler, quicker birth. Thursdays 6-7pm, Coop Movement & Learning Center, call Michelle 664-9564 http://yellowsunfarm.blogspot.com/p/ birthdancing.html Capoeira Angola (pd.) An Afro-Brazilian cultural art, combines dance, music, and martial arts. • Adult and kids classes offered, see website for schedule. Beginners welcome Mondays, Saturdays. • Location: 257 Short Coxe. http://www.capoeiraasheville.org/ Studio Zahiya (pd.) Monday, 6-7 Yoga • 7:30-9 Bellydance • Tuesday 9-10am Hip Hop Workout • Groove Dance • 6-7pm Beginner Bellydance, • 7-8pm Intermediate Bellydance • Wednesday 6-7 Pilates, • 7:30-9 Bellydance, • Thursday 9-10am Bellydance, • 67pm Bollywood, • 8-9pm Hip Hop, • Friday 10-11am Bhangra Workout. • $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. www. studiozahiya.com Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club Meets in the ballroom of the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. $6/5 members. Couples and singles of all ages are welcome. Info: 692-8281. • FRIDAYS, 7:30-10pm - Big band, waltz, tango and Latino dance. Southern Lights SDC A nonprofit square-dance club. Square dancing is
friendship set to music. Info: 696-9198. • SA (10/15), 7pm - The Ghosts and Goblins Flashlight Dance invites participants to dress in costume. Advance dance at 6pm.
Auditions & Call to Artists Eco Arts Awards • WE (11/30) - The Eco Arts Awards will accept songs, short films, photography, poetry and fine and functional art on the theme of ecology through Nov. 30. $30/$25 before Sept. 30. Info: www.ecoartsawards. com. Haywood County Arts Council The HCAC sponsors a variety of arts-related events in Waynesville and Haywood County. Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC’s Gallery 86 in Waynesville. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: 4520593 or www.haywoodarts. org. • Through SA (11/5) Applications for the annual Small Works Show will be accepted through Nov. 5. See website for application. Holiday Market at Beech Glen Community Center • Through MO (10/31) - The Arts and Crafts Holiday Market at Beech Glen Community Center will accept applications from local artists and crafters through Oct. 31. Info: 7791218. NCCALL Inc. A WNC nonprofit dedicated to helping persons living with autism. Info: www. nccall.org. • Through MO (10/31) - Submissions will be accepted for NCCALL’s annual online exhibit through Oct. 31. Artists must be on the Autism spectrum and reside in N.C. Info: www. nccall.org. Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.Fri., 10am-4pm. Info: www. artsofbrevard.org or 8842787. • Through MO (11/7) Submissions for ArtMart will be accepted through Nov. 7.
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consciousparty What: Environmentalist John Muir brought to life by actor Lee Stetson to benefit the Western North Carolina Alliance. Where: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. When: Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. ($30 at the door, $25 in advance, $12 children under 18) Info: wnca.org Why: Conservationist John Muir is
known for his long white beard and his lifelong passion for the outdoors. Unfortunately for enthusiasts of his work, meeting John Muir hasn’t been possible since his death in 1914. So what’s an environmentalist to do? Enjoy the next best thing: a vivid recounting of Muir’s greatest stories by actor Lee Stetson. Stetson’s love of Muir’s life is just as real as his beard and for the past 25 years he has been called the “voice of John Muir.” Becoming John Muir is a lofty goal. His tales of a face-to-face encounter with a bear in the Yosemite Valley will terrify even the casual hiker, and the time he got lost with his dog
Stickeen in an Alaskan blizzard will rattle any animal-lover. But it’s his passion for conservation in an age of American expansion that makes him one of the country’s most notable environmentalists. “John Muir and his legacy have influenced the preservation of our country’s natural environment far beyond what most of us can imagine,” WNCA Executive Director Julie Mayfield said in a recent press release. “And actor Lee Stetson has captured all of Muir’s intriguing qualities in his stirring performances.” These harrowing and hilarious stories
of Muir’s life make for more than an evening of entertainment and good cheer. It’s also a chance to support the Western North Carolina Alliance and its work to maintain healthy forests and clean air. The organization strives to “unleash the power of citizens’ voices” by encouraging everyone to become a conservationist in his or her own way. You don’t have embody John Muir to achieve environmental greatness. Just by celebrating his life and stories, it’s possible for everyone to gain a new appreciation for the natural world.
benefitscalendar CBBQ and More for Breast Cancer • TU (10/18) - Proceeds from local BBQ restaurants including Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse, Luella’s, Urban Burrito and more will benefit Beauty Through Cancer. Info and list of participating restaurants: www.beautythroughcancer.org. CD Release Party and Fundraiser • FR (10/14), 6:30pm - A CD release party will feature World Beat Band, Robert Thomas, Laura Blackley, Paula Hanke, Jimmy Landry and others to benefit Jubilee! Community. Held at 46 Wall St. $15 for CD/$5 for concert and food. Info: www.jubileecommunity.org or 252-5335. Disc Golf Tournament • SA (10/15) & SU (10/16), 9am - Sidewinder Disc Golf Tournament will benefit the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association. Held at disc golf courses throughout the region. $40 per team/$20 individual. Info and locations: recathletics@ townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030. FENCE Wine and Art Festival • SU (10/15), noon-5pm - The FENCE Wine and Art Festival will feature wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and more to benefit FENCE’s nature education and outdoor recreation programs. Held at Derbyshire Information Center, 400 Landrum Road, Columbus. Info: www.fence.org or 8599021. Harmony Fest Musical Celebration • FR (10/14), 7-11pm - Harmony Globally presents “Be the Change” music festival to benefit My Gluten-Free Bakery apprenticeship Program for Appalachian youth. Held at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St., Asheville. $8/No one turned away. Bring 2 cans of food for MANNA FoodBank and receive a $1 discount. Info: jonnarae@ bartges.com. Harvest Celebration Dinner • SA (10/15), 5pm - A harvest celebration dinner will feature a silent auction and presentation by Superbowl champion Mickey Marvin to benefit client assistance program of A Clear Word Counseling Center. Held at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. $25 includes dinner/$10 without dinner/$5 children. Info: 692-6383.
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Holistic Wisdom Faire • SA (10/15), 10:30am-4:30pm - The Holistic Wisdom Faire will feature alternative healers, lectures, vendors, music and raffles to benefit White Horse Black Mountain. Held at 105C Montreat Road, Black Mountain. $4. Info: whitehorseblackmountain.com or 669-0816. Author John Green • TH (10/20), 7pm - A fundraiser for the Fairview Library will feature young adult author John Green. $15 includes autograph opportunity/$10. Held at AC Reynolds High School, 1 Rocket Drive. Info: 250-6485. LEAF Amber Ale • TH (10/13), 6pm - Pisgah Brewing Company will release its LEAF Amber Ale to benefit LEAF in Schools and Streets at the Thirsty Monk, 92 Patton Ave. Info: www.theleaf.org. Lucinda Williams Benefit Show • SA (10/15), 8pm - Grammy winner Lucinda Williams will perform at the Pisgah Brewing Company’s outdoor stage, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, to benefit Wild South. $35 VIP/$23 day of show/$18 in advance. Info: www.wildsouth.org. Mills River Presbyterian Church Located at 10 Presbyterian Church Road in Mills River. Info: 891-7101. • Through MO (10/31) - Mills River Presbyterian Church will collect gently-used men’s, women’s and children’s sweaters and sweatshirts to benefit Interfaith Assistance Ministry. Pancake Breakfast • SA (10/15), 7-10am - A pancake breakfast will benefit Empowering, Inc. and its recovery programs for women with substance abuse problems. Held at Applebee’s, 1635 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. $10. Info: 778-6441. Phil Keaggy • SA (10/15), 7:30pm - Phil Keaggy will perform to benefit the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center. Held at Franklin Covenant Church, 265 Belleview Park Road. Event will include a silent auction, drinks and desert. $35 VIP/$27.50 at the door. Info and tickets: www.iTickets.com or 342-9006. Reel Rock Film Tour
• TH (10/13), 10pm - The Reel Rock Film Tour will feature rock climbing films to benefit The Pisgah Center. Held at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Compnay, 675 Merrimon Ave. Info: www.thepisgahcenter. org. Sawbones vs. Jawbones Basketball Game • TH (10/13), 5:30-9pm - Hend at the UNCA Justice Center. Tip off at 7pm. VIP reception, tailgate party, auction and kids zone open at 5:30pm. Proceeds benefit programs of the Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation and Pisgah Legal Services. Info: kristina@mywcms. org. Trunk Show • TH (10/20), 2-7pm - A trunk show will benefit Beauty Through Cancer. Held at Envision Eyecare, 80 Charlotte St. Info: www.myenvisioneyecare.com or 2545767. Wine Tasting to Support Black Mountain Friends of the Library • WE (10/12), 5-8pm - Merry Wine Market, 108 W State St., Black Mountain, will host a wine tasting/book donation to support Friends of the Library’s book sale, to be held Oct. 15-16. Free. Book donations appreciated. Bring 10 or more books and receive 10 percent off purchases. Info: www.themerrywinemarket.com. WNC Alliance Members of the WNC Alliance and the public are invited to be agents of change for the environment. Info: www.wnca.org or 258-8737. • FR (10/14), 7pm - An evening with actor Lee Stetson as he reprises the role of conservationist John Muir. Held at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E Walnut St. $30/$25 in advance/$12 children. Dessert included. MORE BENEFITS EVENTS ONLINE Check out the Benefits Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after October 20. CALENDAR DEADLINE The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365
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Lithuanian-born Julijonas Urbonas, a Ph.D. candidate at London’s Royal College of Art, described his “Euthanasia [Roller] Coaster” as an option for suicide “with elegance and euphoria.” Urbonas’ model of “gravitational aesthetics” would be a third-mile-long, 1,600-foot-high thrill ride at about 220 mph; 10 Gs of centrifugal force would induce cerebral hypoxia, forcing blood away from the head and denying oxygen to the brain. Euphoria (and disorientation and anxiety, but not pain) would probably precede the brain’s shutdown. Users, noted Urbonas, could rethink their decision and bail out during the first two minutes of the three-minute ride — or else to push the final “fall” button. (Suicide is legal in four European countries as well as Oregon and Washington states.)
Government in action • An open-government advocacy group’s survey of federal agencies, released in July, revealed that eight of them have unresolved Freedom of Information Act requests dating back more than a decade, including one pending for more than 20 years. (The 1976 FOIA law requires resolution within 20 business days, with a 10-day extension under “unusual circumstances.”) Meanwhile, a June 2011 request by the city of Sioux City, Iowa, for background documents regarding the recent Postal Service decision to move jobs from Sioux City to Sioux Falls, S.D., was met promptly — with the agency’s estimate that the requested documents would cost about $831,000, even though under the law the first two search hours and the first 100 documents are free.) • In August, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s inspector general revealed that the agency had awarded $1,200 cash in 2010 to an employee who’d been singled out for letting Bernard Madoff talk his way out of SEC inquiries in 2005 and 2006, before his epic Ponzi scheme was exposed in 2008. (The IG helpfully recommended that, in the future, awards not be given to employees who’ve recently faced potential disciplinary action for poor performance.) • In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a colossal spending binge on “homeland security” spread
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across all 50 states; endless “what if” possibilities left no legislator willing to forsake maximum security. An August Los Angeles Times review of questionable projects included buying an inflatable Zodiac boat with wide-scan sonar (in case terrorists were eyeing Lake McConaughy in Keith County, Neb.); cattle nose leads, halters and electric prods (to protect against biological attacks on cows, awarded to Cherry County, Neb.); a terrorist-proof iron fence around a V.A. hospital near Asheville, N.C.; and $557,400 in communications and rescue gear (in case North Pole, Alaska, got hit). • In September, the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general decried a 70 percent rise in pension benefits paid to deceased federal retirees over the last five years. Meanwhile, the Social Security Administration’s inspector general chastised that agency for the opposite reason: Each year, about 14,000 people lose their benefits after being erroneously declared dead.
News that sounds like a joke Convenience-store clerk Ms. Falguni Patel was giving testimony in the September trial of Morgan Armstrong (charged with robbing her in Hudson, Fla., in 2009) when she began shaking and then passed out while seated in the witness box. A relative approached, removed her sneaker and held it to Patel’s face, explaining that she’s subject to such blackouts and that sniffing the sneaker often revives her. (After paramedics attended to Patel, she took the rest of the day off, returning to court the next morning.)
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Fetishes on parade Florida flashers are breaking new ground. In Sarasota County in September, Shane Wheatley, 31, was arrested after a Comcast cable customer complained that he’d begun fondling himself while installing her TV service. Three days earlier, in Niceville, a 14-year-old boy (name withheld) was charged with indecent exposure after a worshipper reported him masturbating openly during services at the First United Methodist Church. The boy admitted having done the same thing the week before because he was “bored.”
Least-competent criminals In September, a jury added insult to injury by finding Terry Newman, 25, and an associate guilty of aggravated assault. Newman was shot by a resident while invading a San Antonio home in 2009 and then by another resident while retrieving his car. He was shot a third time while resisting police. (None of the injuries was life-threatening.)
(Very) undignified death A September inquest in Yorkshire, England, ruled the February death of Brian Depledge, 38, accidental. The coroner concluded that Depledge had inadvertently strangled himself after falling onto a folding clotheshorse, his body becoming trapped between rungs so that the more he tried to extricate himself, the more pressure was placed on his neck.
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parenting from the edge by Anne Fitten Glenn
Glenn Beck wants to teach your kids history Barney the Dinosaur turned out to be a registered sex offender (well, the third dude who dressed up in the purple costume). Speaking of purple, thereâ€™s Tinky Winky the Teletubby, whose triangular antenna supposedly symbolizes gay pride. Not to mention the psychedelic qualities of both that show and the funky Yo Gabba Gabba. Then thereâ€™s Hannah Montana, whose wardrobe could dress a streetwalker. What are parents to do about kidsâ€™ television programming? Never fear, Glenn Beck has come to the rescue. Thatâ€™s right, talk-show host Beck has started a childrenâ€™s show on his web channel GBTV. The program, titled Liberty Treehouse, is geared toward children aged 8 to 14. Beck wonâ€™t actually host the show, which is probably wise, given that this is the guy who compared the slain Norwegian teenagers to Hitler youth and mocked President Obamaâ€™s 13-year-old daughter (he apologized for the latter, but not the former). However, Liberty Treehouse will precede his 5 p.m. webcast and will offer history, daily news an,d yes, politics, for kids. And the former Fox News guy oversees all programming.
Iâ€™m sure my kids will be dying to check it out. After all, ICarly comes on at the same time, and theyâ€™d rather learn about straw polls than guffaw at silly teen jokes. Liberty Treehouse will clearly be more fun than playing â€œTea Party Zombies Must Dieâ€? (an online video game that features a Glenn Beckish zombie character). Not that I promote video-game violence, but preparing for the zombie apocalypse supersedes that. So last summer, Beck started his own streaming media channel whose slogan is â€œThe Truth Lives Here.â€? And I thought The Truth lived in Topeka. The Wall Street Journal reported that more than a quarter-million people subscribed to GBTV within a couple of months. Other than the history and political focus and some clips from old cartoons, such as Popeye, I couldnâ€™t find out much about the new childrenâ€™s show. (Popeye, of course, primarily being the story of how a runty sailor beats up on overweight lechers who chase around his girl â€” but only via the power of spinach â€” healthy!) Raj Nair, the Liberty Treehouse host, has tweeted a little about the show and started a Facebook page featuring the showâ€™s logo of a
blue tree with lightening strikes around it. It kind of looks like a sports team logo. A few parents responded positively on Facebook to the first show (Oct. 3), though two out of four mentioned the great toy commercials. Hmmmmm. I considered paying the $9.95 just to watch the show once or twice, because I do like the idea of more history for kids. But whose history? Beck has been accused by historians of spewing historical inaccuracies. Among other things, heâ€™s said that there was no need for the U.S. to join in WWI or WWII. Thatâ€™s not what I learned in U.S. history class, but my professor had only spent about 30 years studying
the wars. Beck parted ways with Fox after he angered lots of people by making a number of comments described as racist and anti-Semitic. Oh, and heâ€™s discounted humanityâ€™s contribution to climate change. So, clearly, heâ€™s someone who should be teaching children. Although the show started last week, I have yet to hear from anyone who has seen it. If you have ponied up your $9.95 this month, let me know what you think about Liberty Treehouse.
X Anne Fitten â€œEdgy Mamaâ€? Glenn writes about a number of subjects, including parenting, at www. edgymama.com.
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Project Access struggles to keep pace with health-care crisis by Susan Andrew What happens when Buncombe County physicians offer free specialty care to uninsured, lowincome patients amid a down economy? A deluge. In Buncombe County alone, there were about 38,000 such residents in 2005, according to census data; three years later, that number had swelled to nearly 78,000. Year by year, the county has consistently surpassed both state and national averages for uninsured residents. Project Access was launched in 1996 to help such people stabilize their health until they could get insurance. Participating physicians donate their services, providing everything from routine physicals to open-heart surgery. The effort is run by the Western Carolina Medical Society (formerly the Buncombe County Medical Society). According to Jana Kellam, director of foundation programs, the project was originally viewed as “a short-term, stopgap measure until the healthcare system could be ‘fixed.’” “That was 15 years ago,” she notes; meanwhile the program just keeps growing. Physicians have always seen some patients for free, Kellam points out, but a coordinated system was needed to provide specialty treatments such as cardiac care and many surgical procedures. Now, however, the safety net is strained to the breaking point. “The reality is, Project Access physicians are not able to see this many people,” Kellam explains. In the first three months of 2011, she reveals, more than twice as many patients were referred to the project’s roughly 650 physicians as had been during the same period last year, and they’d already surpassed last year’s total patient load several months ago. The number of patients seeking free care, participating doctors say, is becoming untenable.
Overwhelmed Private physicians have been called “the invisible giant of the nation’s health-care safety net.” But like any other small business, private medical practices must either make ends meet or close up shop. Meanwhile, Buncombe County funding, Project Access’ primary income stream, was cut by 10 percent this year. And while they’re grateful for that support, “Clearly, we can’t depend on the county alone,” says Dr. Robert Fields, the medical society’s board president. So in August, the WCMS Foundation’s board of directors, which runs Project Access, tightened eligibility requirements. Effective Sept. 16, clients’ household income must be less than 133 percent of federal poverty guidelines (down from 200 percent), and they must have lived in Buncombe County for a year (rather than six months). More changes are in the works, including stricter
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Say ahhhh: Dr. Suzanne Landis, the “mother of Project Access,” helped create the service. She is one of many doctors who help uninsured Buncombe County residents get the care they need. Photo courtesy of WNC Medical Society medication policies; bringing screening, appointment setting and data management in-house; and having higher-income patients make some payment to physicians. Other ideas still under discussion include a program encouraging patients to take more responsibility for their health and perhaps adding a “sweat equity” element akin to what Habitat for Humanity does. “The idea is that if people had some skin in the game, they’d be more likely to value what they’re being given and take better care of themselves,” Kellam explains. “Obviously, it doesn’t mean they’re going to go out and build houses, since we’re talking about people who are sick, but there are things they can do for themselves, or for the providers, so they can give back,” she continues. “Everybody can volunteer, in some way ... paying it forward. It’s patient empowerment.” The details are still under development, but the goal is to roll out this component of the overhaul early next year.
De facto rationing? Project Access’ biggest contribution, says Kellam, may be keeping people out of the emergency room. “It’s been shown over and over that this is a much more efficient way of doing things,” she emphasizes. But in recent years, more clients have developed chronic ailments such as heart disease and diabetes, and they end up staying in the program longer. In the beginning, many participants could have an acute condition treated, return to work and get insurance. “Now, they’re not so likely to find a job, let alone one with insurance. It’s a different set of
circumstances, affecting our ability to get people through the system and enable new people to enroll.” One of the biggest challenges, says Kellam, is educating primary-care providers — typically the federally qualified health centers serving the region’s low-income uninsured — about appropriate referrals. “We just needed some parameters around the types of patients the physicians in our network are able to see for free,” she explains. And those facilities, notes Kellam, have also seen big increases in their patient loads. So even though there’s no government board handing out vouchers for surgeries, says Fields, “It’s rationing. We’re at the point where the need is so great, we’re triaging — trying to figure out who needs care the most, who needs it now and who can wait.” Yet doctors, stresses Kellam, “continue to give stratospheric amounts of free care. They’re participating at higher and higher levels, even though their costs are going up. It’s sort of miraculous. Last year, around $14 million worth of care was donated to Project Access patients; this year, we’re on pace to be much higher than that.” Against that backdrop, Kellam hopes observers see the coming changes “as a way of keeping this program available for people who really need it, rather than thinking that now the physicians aren’t going to be doing as much.” X To learn more about Project Access, go to bcmsonline. org/pa/pp. Susan Andrew is a contributing reporter for Carolina Public Press (carolinapublicpress.org), where a different version of this story originally appeared.
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“ADD & Loving It” • Documentary Film Preview (pd.) Reserved seating (maximum seating 60); free admission. Wednesday, October 19, 7–8:30pm at Carolina Cinemas. • Information/reservations: www.adhdasheville. com ADHD is Real (pd.) Free workshop for adults and mature teens with ADD/ADHD. • Wednesday, October 26, 7–8:30pm at Malaprops Bookstore. www. adhdasheville.com ADHD? • Gym Class For The Brain (pd.) Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm, Chestnut Street. Improve your ability to relax while staying focused. • Gentle exercises from Tai Chi, Brain Gym and Chi Kung. Bruce Stewart (828) 450-4962. Bruce@ SkillfulDecisions.com Adult ADHD Private Meet-up Group (pd.) Meet other local adults dealing with ADD/ADHD. Monday, October 17, 78:30pm. Registration required. Call 828-681-7100. www. adhdasheville.com Are You Trying To Force Yourself To Change? (pd.) Emotional Brain Training (EBT) is a structured program that addresses the Emotional Root Cause of using Food, Alcohol/Drugs, Overspending, Overworking to feel pleasure, numb out, and/or comfort and soothe ourselves. • Create a healthy lifestyle that promotes self compassion, brain health and grounded joy. Call 231-2017 or empowering. email@example.com or visit website: www.ebt.org Park Ridge Health (pd.) Free Health Screenings with the Park Ridge Health WOW Van: Free Cholesterol Screenings Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight. Thursday, October 13, Deer Lake Village 8 – 11 a.m., 41 Cambridge Dr., Brevard Monday, October 17, Ladies Workout Express 8 – 11:30 a.m., 802 Fairview Rd., Asheville Tuesday, October 18, Macon Bank 8:30 – 11 a.m., 604 N. Main St., Hendersonville Thursday, October 20, CVS 8 – 11 a.m., 3450 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher Wellness Classes and Events Wellness Movie Night!: “Featuring Forks Over Knives” Thursday,
October 13, 5:30 p.m. Free Duke Room – Park Ridge Health ground floor Join us for a viewing of this life-changing film: “Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animalbased and processed foods.” - www.forksoverknives.com Feel free to bring your dinner from the Park Ridge Café and learn while you eat. Seating is limited, please call 855. PRH.LIFE to reserve a seat. “Full Plate Lifestyle” Class Series Thursdays, October 27 through December 22, noon – 1 p.m. In the Burchard Conference Room, First Floor of Park Ridge Health The “Full Plate Diet” is a weight loss program developed by leading health-care professionals and behavioral specialists through the Lifestyle Center of America®. The Park Ridge Wellness team has re-named it the “Full Plate Lifestyle.” We understand that diets usually work for most people, but they tend to be a quick-fix that is short sighted and focused on a number on the scale. We also understand the word lifestyle invites real change. This is not about how many pounds you lose. It is about the good habits you create, which in turn result in weight loss and decreases in hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Cost of $40 covers the whole series and materials. Pre-registration is required by October 20. Please contact Haley Donaldson at 828.687.5643 or haley. firstname.lastname@example.org Free Support Groups Henderson County Stroke/Aphasia Support Group Thursday, October 20 (3 p.m.) - Park Ridge Home Health office 895 Howard Gap Rd., Fletcher Support group offered to stroke survivors coping with an aphasia disorder and for other individuals diagnosed with aphasia. Caregivers, family, and friends are encouraged to participate as well. Please call Brenda Oakley at 828.687.5261. MemoryCare Support Groups New Hope Group Tuesday, October 18 (1-3 p.m.) Presbyterian Church, Sweeten Creek Rd (across from Givens Estates), South Asheville. All MemoryCare groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. For further info contact
Mary Donnelly, 828.230.4143 or network@memorycare. org. The Baby Place Events To register for classes or for more information on spa services, please call 828.681. BABY or visit parkridgebabies. com. Celebrate Pregnancy/ Weekend Option - $99 Saturday, October 22 (8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Duke Room at Park Ridge Health 100 Hospital Dr., Hendersonville Pregnancy is a time to relax, reflect and prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for the transition to motherhood. This class is an exciting twist on normal childbirth class covering important labor techniques and labor support. Lots of laughter and fun as you learn what you need to know for the big day. Massage voucher ($65 value) included. Community Events • Flu Shot Clinic at Blue Ridge Community College 2 – 6 p.m. Friday, October 14, and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, October 15 BRCC Technology Center The Department of Public Health is partnering with Park Ridge Health and local pediatricians to reach out to family members by holding a community flu vaccination clinic. This clinic will be open to the entire family from six months of age and older. Regular and High-Dose injectable vaccines and Flu Mist nasal spray will be available. Insurance will be accepted including BlueCross BlueShield of NC, Aetna, Humana Plans, Medicare Part B, Medicare Railroad, and UMWA. For all others the cost is $25 for a regular flu shot, $30 for Flu Mist spray, and $45 for High-Dose injectable. No appointments are required. Reiki Introduction and Healing Circle • This Sunday (pd.) October 16, 3-5pm. Perfect opportunity to try Reiki! After educating you about Reiki, we’ll do a Meditation followed by each person receiving a Reiki Treatment. $12. Downtown Asheville • RSVP: (828) 367-0434. www.AshevilleReiki.com The REAL Center (pd.) Offers life-changing skills including Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Radical Honesty, and Somatic Awareness. Learn to stay centered in any situation, be flexible without being submissive, and more. $120/8-session class in Asheville with Steve Torma, 828-254-5613. http://www.theREALcenter.org Events at Malaprop’s
The bookstore and cafe at 55 Haywood St. hosts visiting authors for talks and book signings. Info: www.malaprops.com or 254-6734. • MO (10/17), 7pm - A health and wellness discussion will focus on energy, food and lifestyle choices. Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.pardeehospital. org or 692-4600. • TH (10/13), 3-4:30pm - A shoulder pain seminar will discuss causes and treatments. • MONDAYS through (11/28), 6-8:30pm - A 12week class for caregivers and family members of those with mental illness. Info: 1-888955-NAMI. • TU (10/18), 8am-5pm Free flu vaccines for veterans. No registration required. • TH (10/20), 10:3011:30am - A demonstration of breast self-examinations will be offered on silicone models. Free gift and door prizes. High Intensity Laser Therapy Info Session • TH (10/20), 5:30-6:15pm - A High Intensity Laser Therapy information session will be offered at Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Drive. Info and registration: www.fairviewdc.com or 628-7800. How to Choose a Multivitamin • WE (10/12), 6-7:30pm “What’s In The Bottle: How to Choose a Quality Multivitamin and Why You Should” will be offered at Mission Hospital’s Owen Heart Center Theater, Mission Hospital Heart Tower Building, 509 Biltmore Ave. $10. Info: www. Missionhospitals.org/whole. Medicare Enrollment Class • Through MO (10/24) - Medicare enrollment classes will be offered at area libraries during the month of October. Call for dates and locations: 277-8288. Nutrition 101 • MONDAYS, 5:15-6:15 pm - This weekly course covers the fundamentals of nutrition. Topics include eating healthy on a budget, smart food choices wherever you are and what the food industry is not telling you. Held at Blitmore Premier FItness, 711 Biltmore Ave. $7. Info: www.purelivingstrengthandnutrition.com or 617-407-5261.
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Support Groups Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families
ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, “Twelve Tradition” program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: www.adultchildren.org. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - “Inner Child” meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - “Living in the Solution” meets at The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St., Asheville. Open big book study. Info: 9898075. • MONDAYS, 7pm “Generations” meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Asheville. 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: 800-286-1326 or www. wnc-alanon.org. • WEDNESDAYS, 5:45pm - An Al-Anon meeting for women will be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. at Gracelyn Road. Newcomers welcome. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Al-Anon meeting at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. at Gracelyn Road. Newcomers welcome. • THURSDAYS, 7pm - “Parents of Children with Alcoholism,” West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. • FRIDAYS, 12:30pm - “Keeping the Focus,” First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. —8pm - “Lambda,” Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St. • SATURDAYS, 10am - “Grace Fireside,” Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. —- 10am - “Saturday Serenity,” St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte Street at Macon Avenue. —- noon - “Courage to Change,” Bess Sprinkle Memorial Library, Weaverville. • SUNDAYS, 5pm - Al-Anon and Alateen, West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. • MONDAYS, noon “Keeping the Focus,” First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. —6pm - “Attitude of Gratitude,” Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. —- 7pm - Meeting at First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. • TUESDAYS, 9:45am - “Serenity Through Courage and Wisdom,” St. Barnabas
Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill, Arden. —- 5:30pm - “Steps to Recovery,” Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road. —- 7pm - “One Day at a Time,” First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. CAPES Support Group • MO (10/17), 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) meets monthly at Mission Hospital’s Wellness Resource Center, 50 Doctor’s Drive, Asheville. CAPES serves anyone caring for or concerned about an aging parent or adult. Info: 2778288 or 213-4542. Center for New Beginnings • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 6-7pm - A support group for those who have lost a loved one through a traffic accident, murder or crime-related death will meet at Center for New Beginnings, 34 Wall St., Suite 802. Facilitated by Tom Parks and Lori Gerber, MS. Free. Info: 989-9306. Co-Dependents Anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common
purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • SATURDAYS, 11am - Meeting at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Asheville. Info: 779-2317 or 299-1666. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous • THURSDAYS, 7:30pm - Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous will meet at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Info: 9893227. GriefShare GriefShare features nationally recognized experts in grief-and-recovery support and meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 531 Haywood Road, Asheville. Info: 253-7301 or michael.lee@calvaryasheville. com. • SUNDAYS, 3pm GriefShare group meeting. Magnetic Minds • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm-9pm - A meeting of Magnetic Minds, the local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, provides support, information and
advocacy for those with mood disorders. Friends and family welcome. Held at 1314F Patton Ave. Info: 318-9179. MemoryCaregivers Network Support for caregivers of loved ones who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Info: 6459189 or 230-4143. • 3rd TUESDAYS, 1-3pm - Meeting at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville. 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.spc-asheville.org or 575-2003. • MONDAYS, 6pm - A support group for men. Overeaters Anonymous A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive
overeating. This 12-step program welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meetings are one hour unless otherwise noted. • THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: O.A. Step Study group at the Cox House, 723 N. Grove St. Info: 329-1637. • THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road (S. 25 at Yorkshire). Info: 298-1899. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: Carver Parks and Recreation Center, 101 Carver Ave. off Blue Ridge Road. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 669-0986. • MONDAYS, 6pm Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 2524828. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: (800) 580-4761. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal
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Chef Sandy Krebs takes over the kitchen at Laughing Seed Café by Mackensy Lunsford Laughing Seed Café has a new chef at the helm. Jason Sellers left his longtime post at the well-established vegetarian restaurant to open his new vegan eatery, Plant, and in his place he’s left some rather large kitchen clogs to fill. Stepping up to the plate is Sandy Krebs, a globe-trotting chef with a passion for world flavors. Is she up to the task? Xpress caught up with Krebs to find out how she felt to inherit a well-oiled machine (lubricated with veggie oil, of course), and how — if at all — she planned to tinker with it. Xpress: You’ve stepped into a well-functioning kitchen, haven’t you? What’s it been like coming into that? Krebs: The Laughing Seed has been here for so long and they have such a great reputation. Instead of being in a situation where an employer hired me saying, “Come save our restaurant,” it’s already a very successful [model]. So, it’s been a lot of learning their menus and learning their recipes and seeing how things already operate around here. Should we expect to see many changes to the Laughing Seed menu soon? The first time that we’re really going to see a lot of my influence in the menu is when we change the menu for the fall/winter season. For specials, I’m already having influence and input, but I’m really excited for the upcoming menu change. Of course, some of the old favorites will stay on the menu, but I’ll get to add a few things with my flair as well.
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You’re new in town. Why did you choose to move to Asheville? I decided that I wanted to be somewhere where the farm-to-table movement was important, and where local agriculture and reducing your carbon footprint — all of those things — are something that people really support, really [fashion] their ideals around. [A place where] consumers support it not just with their words, but with their wallets. I’ve been a lot of places where people talk the talk, but when it comes down to it, they’ll choose going to the place that’s [cheaper], regardless of where the food comes from. I think that Asheville is an exciting place because people support such wonderful things here. And Joan and Joe Eckert, the owners of the Laughing Seed, they were doing the farm-to-table movement before it was even called that. They’ve been supporting local farmers and agriculture and dairies
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I love what I do, and the people I do it for. Chefs, whether they want to admit it or not, there’s a little bit of codependency with us — we want people to love us. Sandy Krebs, laughing seed chef
Beets me: Fork Mountain Farms frisee, basil vinaigrette, garlic-roasted beets and avocado with local bee pollen and lavender goat cheese from Three Graces Dairy. Star player: Star anise-infused vegetable broth with local, organic Italian heirloom squash, Romano beans and local maitake mushrooms. Photos by Jonathan Welch
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Leader of the Seed: Sandy Krebs runs the kitchen at the Seed now that former chef Jason Sellers is busy with his own restaurant. “I’m filling some big shoes,” says Krebs.
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Where were you before Asheville? Most recently, I was working in India. Before that, I was in Florida. I’ve worked in the Caribbean and Austria, New York, Vail, Colo., and Mackinaw Island. I’ve been a little bit of everywhere before I landed here.
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You sound like you’ve lived a rich life. May I ask how old you are? I’m 48. You know, one of the really wonderful things about being a chef is that resorts, hotels and restaurants are everywhere. Well, not necessarily everywhere, but often they’re found in very beautiful, exciting places to live. I’ve been really blessed in that I’ve had a chance to live and work in some wonderful places. What were you doing in India? I was working for a company that has highend, fine-dining restaurants all over India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. I was designing restaurants ... writing menus and wine lists and sourcing products, as well as training Indian chefs how to cook Mediterranean-fusion food. It was a really fun job.
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So you’ll bring your own world influence to the Laughing Seed (which is described as global-fusion vegetarian)? My background is very international fusion. I’m Sicilian, so I have that strong Mediterranean background and a strong background in Szechwan, Chinese and Thai cooking. I grew up in Southern California, so the Hispanic styles of cooking have a strong influence, too. I think what the Laughing Seed is (and what they want to be) blends perfectly with my passion and style.
What are your plans for the near future? The fall is such a wonderful season. I love the different root vegetables and the kinds of comfort food that people love to eat this time of year. We’re probably going to be doing some homemade gnocchi, raviolis, other pastas — those sorts of Mediterranean-fusion items. I’m thinking pumpkin-pistachio ravioli or beetroot ravioli filled with seasonally appropriate stuff like caramelized onions and pine nuts and mascarpone, that sort of thing. We’ll also change the dessert menu a bit — there will be a chocolate chestnut torte and a hazelnut liqueur pumpkin cheesecake. How does it feel to be stepping into Jason Sellers’ spot with him opening Plant? Well, I’m filling some big shoes! Jason is a well-loved guy and with him having Plant opening, there’s so many people that ask whether I’m afraid people will leave Laughing Seed to go to Plant, and I don’t feel that way at all. I think good restaurants encourage other restaurants to be better. I’m really happy that I’m walking into a situation that’s so positive and with such a positive history. I love what I do, and the people I do it for. Chefs, whether they want to admit it or not, there’s a little bit of codependency with us — we want people to love us. Of course, or you wouldn’t do what you do. You wouldn’t care what you put on the plate; you’d just look at the bottom line. Right. Food is love. X Mackensy Lunsford can be reached at food@ mountainx.com
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Don’t be shellfish: The Admiral’s revived late-night menu includes oysters as well as steamed mussels in rotating flavor profiles. Photo by Jonathan Welch
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Has The Admiral been going through an identity crisis? It seems that might be the case — at least in some respects. Yes, the dinner service is fruitful, and the restaurant has never been busier. But sometimes it seems that The Admiral has lost some of what was originally so intriguing about a little dive bar with some of the best food to be found in the ‘ville. To explain: Though nothing is changing about that dinner service that continues to garner the restaurant nods in numerous national publications, the Admiral is revisiting its roots. Most notably, the late-night menu is back — that of the creamy pimento cheese and pleasantly oily bahn mi — much to the delight of hungry west-side night-owls. By at least one account, the staff is pleased about the return of late-night food, too. “We’ve been talking about it for a while, and we’re trying to be a bar again, trying to find some middle ground,” says Drew Maykuth, half of The Admiral’s chef duo that includes Elliott Moss. Maykuth indicates that the restaurant/bar’s near-total shift from dive to primarily fine-dining establishment might have driven a certain contingent of patrons away.
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In the past, chefs Maykuth and Moss sometimes toyed with the late-night menu, often making it needlessly complicated. During one particularly interesting period of self-imposed abuse, the chefs created an order form that required diners to circle a seemingly random word or phrase (“monster truck” comes to mind), a name of a well-known figure of your choosing (I think Mao was somehow involved), as well as a price point. Your food would come out themed according to your order. Or not. The whole thing, while fun, required an open mind and a couple of drinks. Ideas like that, coupled with adding late-night service to already long workdays in the kitchen, contributed to the demise of the post-dinner menu. “Yes, in the past it was a little stressful and overwhelming. But it’s really simple now,” Maykuth says. “We’ve found a late-night person who’s totally doing that and nothing else, so it’s out of our hands, which is nice,” says Maykuth. “And, selfishly, I want a burger to eat when I get off work,” he adds.
The menu will turn somewhat back to basics; besides that bahn mi (“I’ll probably eat five a week and gain 10 pounds,” says Maykuth), expect to find oysters, mussels, salads and stoner food like poutine (fries with cheese curd and gravy) and a number of other rotating selections. Prepare also to welcome back the Admiral’s burgers. “They’re simple, they’re good and they’re cooked sous-vide,” says Maykuth. “They’re awesome.” Awesome enough to garner a mention in GQ Magazine, especially when sandwiched between two grilled cheeses. Even better? Nothing on the late-night menu costs more than $10. The crew sounds as excited to welcome back the late-night menu as the patrons. “We started out as a neighborhood bar, and we sort of lost that,” says Maykuth. “And, in all honesty, it’s offering a service to people. People used to love it. We used to be a bar and we’re not anymore ... and we miss that as much as other people miss it.” The Admiral serves its late-night menu from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday nights are still given over to Hardcastle Hot Dogs, served outside from a cart. Oh, and you can now get your breakfast fix at The Admiral, too. The Eatbox food truck serves breakfast in the parking every morning. The Admiral is located at 400 Haywood Road in West Asheville. For more information, visit theadmiralnc.com.
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Ever wanted to bottle your famous five-alarm hot sauce? Here’s your chance. A five-week course, “Starting Your Specialty Food Business,” will be offered at Blue Ridge Food Ventures (an initiative of AdvantageWest), beginning Oct. 19. The class will cover the basics of food entrepreneurship. The class is geared toward anyone toying with the idea of packaging and selling a favorite recipe. It’s also for would-be business owners who want to study the food market first to figure out how best to market their nutrient-rich brownie mix, food kit or other products. Session topics include: studying the market and developing your product; legal and insurance issues; labeling requirements and branding and marketing. The series will conclude with a product sampling, and will feature a local food entrepreneur who will share the lessons learned on the road to success. Participants will also tour Blue Ridge Food Ventures and learn about the facility’s equipment and services. Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings, Oct. 19 through Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Haynes Conference Center, Room 128, at the Enka campus of A-B Tech,1459 Sand Hill Road in Candler. Cost is $50. Register online at the A-B Tech Small Business Center website at abtech.edu/sbc, then click “Class Schedules.” Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find Course #SEF2041-100, or call 254-1921, ext. 5849.
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Here in the South, collards slow-simmered with a ham hock is a tradition — a staple that soothes and nourishes. But collards aren’t the only local greens up for grabs this month, nor are they the only leafy veggie with a comforting culinary past.
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“Broccoli rabe reminds me of my grandmother,” says Anthony Cerrato, the executive chef and co-owner of Fiore’s Ristorante Toscana, an Appalachian Grown partner restaurant. “She used to make it two or three times a week for my grandfather, who had heart disease.” Recognizing the appeal — or lack thereof — that the healthy green would have for her grandchildren, the Italian matriarch doctored it up a bit. “She’d make it with cavatelli pasta and lots of Pecorino Romano for us,” Cerrato says, who acknowledged his young palate still found it a bit bitter. “We choked it down because we had to eat what was made!” Now, as an adult chef, Cerrato embraces rabe and another green often described as “bitter,” escarole. “It’s so versatile,” he says. “You can make soups out of it, use it in a salad or sauté it for an entree.” Fork Mountain Farm in Madison County grows escarole for the restaurant. Find it in on their fall menu in classic Italian escarole-and-white-bean soup. Another chef, Meherwan Irani, who coowns Chai Pani with his wife, Molly, recognizes that spinach sometimes gets a bitter rep. The green is known as saag and is used in several traditional Indian dishes. Getting rid of any pungent taste is easy, Meherwan assures any finicky eater. “Always cook spinach uncovered ,” he emphasizes. “Spinach releases volatile gases during cooking that, if trapped, can make the dish bitter.” Meherwan also advocates blanching before cooking. “Bring heavily salted water to a boil. Boil the greens for a few minutes, and strain. Then, they’re ready to cook!” He adds that classic blanching calls for an almost fifty-fifty salt-to-water ratio, but you can certainly use less. The most important element is the large amount of water, he stresses. That way, “when you add the greens, you don’t lose the boil.” In addition to spinach, fenugreek leaves ( mehti) and mustards ( saarson ) are common greens used in traditional Indian cooking. While local spinach and mustard greens abound at tailgate markets now, you may be hard pressed to find fenugreek leaves. “They’re similar to mustard — a strong flavor with bite,” Meherwan says. “The leaves can be used fresh (sautéed greens with Indian spices) or dried (powdered and in marinades).”
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Get your greens! Find almost every leafy green veggie you could name at area tailgate markets this month. Also find them on the menus of area restaurants participating in ASAP’s Get Local initiative this October. Photos courtesy of ASAP
Mama Joan’s Bread Stew Chef Anthony Cerrato of Fiore’s shares his mother’s fall favorite Ingredients: 2 lbs local Swiss chard and kale, washed, de-stemmed and rough-chopped, 32 oz cannellini beans, strained, 8 whole peeled garlic cloves, thinly sliced, 2.5 quarts vegetable or chicken stock, 6 oz olive oil , 16 oz whole peeled plum tomatoes, rough-chopped in juice, 1 lb cauliflower florets, 10 oz sweet white onion, julienne, 1 oz fresh basil, chiffonade, 1 tsp dried oregano, day-old crusty Italian bread, cut into cubes, sea salt and crushed black pepper, fresh-grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Method: Use a 6-quart stock pot. Cook onions and garlic on medium heat until translucent. Add cauliflower, kale and chard. Cook until greens are slightly withered and bright green in color. Add plum tomatoes with their juice and cannellini beans (note: add some stock to greens if onion and garlic begin to brown). Add fresh basil and dried oregano, then simmer 10-12 minutes and add sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste. Place 6-8 cubes of bread in bowl, pour 14 ounces of soup over bread and top with fresh grated cheese — just like my mama did!
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Getting the green Also an Appalachian Grown partner restaurant, Chai Pani sources its produce from Mountain Foods (a local produce distributor working with area farms) and makes frequent trips to nearby tailgate markets. One of its popular local greens dishes is saag paneer, or spinach simmered with north Indian spices with cubed farmers cheese. Snag the recipe at right. In addition to white-bean-and-escarole soup, find local greens in more soups and entrees at Fiore’s. In fact, they have their own farm, Fiore “C” Farms in Fairview, also growing greens from kale to chard. Cerrato says Fiore’s recently changed the menu to reflect the new season. Expect braised short ribs with chard, white beans, a rosemary wine sauce and a drizzle of tomato jam. Also check out their four-seasons pizza with spinach, and another soup: white bean and mixed greens For a complete list of restaurants featuring greens this month, visit the Get Local page of asapconnections.org. Learn more about Fiore’s and their offerings at fioresasheville.com, or call 281-0710. Chai Pani can be reached at 254-4003, or visit them online at chaipani.net.
Tailgate trick-or-treatin’ Fill your bag with the vitamin-packed greens mentioned here, as well as a variety of lettuces. Although Riceville Tailgate Market has closed for the season, the majority of markets remain open with lots more to offer — apples, winter squash, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, meats, cheeses, baked goods, crafts and lots more. Most tailgates will remain open through the month, with many running through November and into December. Stay tuned to asapconnections.org and ASAP’s new community website, FromHere.org, for holiday market dates as they near. Find a farmers tailgate market near you by searching ASAP’s online Local Food Guide, buyappalachian.org. X
Saag Paneer Molly and Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani share the secrets of their authentically green crowdpleaser. Makes enough for a large family, with some left over (also great for a potluck dish). Paneer: 1 gallon whole milk, 1 pint half-and-half, 1 quart whole yogurt, 1 tsp salt. Method: To make fresh paneer at home, bring 1 gallon of whole milk and a pint of half-and-half to a boil. When the milk starts to rise, turn flame down and add 1 teaspoon of salt and one quart of whole yogurt and stir gently until the curds start to separate. The curds will clump together and a greenish-clear liquid (whey) will be left behind. If the curds don’t separate, you can add lemon juice (bottled is fine) a squirt or so at a time until the separation starts. Strain the curds through a cheese cloth or a very fine strainer (a chinois is best). Once strained, form into a round mound, place on a plate, put another plate on top and place a heavy weight on top to further press the water out. The cheese will form into a firm wheel and can be sliced, cubed, etc. Saag (spinach): 5 lbs local spinach, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tbsp black mustard seeds, 2 tbsp cumin powder, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp fenugreek, 2 tbsp diced serranos, 3 tbsp ginger, finely diced, 3 tbsp garlic, finely diced, 6 cups white onions, diced small, 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, 2 tbsp turmeric powder, 2 tbsp coriander powder, 1/2 tbsp cayenne, 3 cups tomatoes, finely diced, 1 pint half-andhalf, Salt to taste.
Say cheese: Saag paneer is a great way to use an abundance of local greens. Chai Pani serves theirs with both pressed paneer and a softer variety of the housemade cheese. Photo by Mackensy Lunsford Method: Blanch 5 pounds of leafy green spinach and set aside. In a large sautée pan, heat oil and add black mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to pop, add cumin seed and fenugreek. Stir for a minute and add diced serranos, ginger and garlic. After another minute, add onions and a pinch of salt to help them sweat faster. Cook on medium-high until the onions are fully caramelized. Stir frequently while cooking to make sure they don’t burn. Completely browning the onions is a very important aspect of Indian cooking and where a lot of the flavor comes from. Add cilantro and stir for a minute until it starts to darken. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, cayenne and stir for a minute on medium until the spices darken. You can add a 1/4 cup of water to deglaze if the spices are sticking or clumping. Add fresh tomatoes (or 2 cups of crushed canned tomatoes). Cook until glossy and the oil starts to separate at the edges of the pan. Add the blanched (and well-strained) spinach and stir for 6-7 minutes until dark. Add 4 cups of water, stir well. Bring to a simmer. Add half-and-half and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add cubed paneer, salt to taste (usually a tablespoon or so) and simmer (don’t cover the pan) for 5 more minutes. Serve with rice or flat bread. The exact same recipe can also be used with mustard greens if you’re looking for greens with more bite! Note: All of the spices (fenugreek seeds are the most difficult to find) can be purchased in the spice aisle of most grocery stores. You can also purchased pre-made paneer. Meherwan says that Foreign Affairs on Tunnel Road stocks all Indian spices, as well as the farmstead cheese.
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John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe embrace the dark side of melody by Dane Smith “These are songs about love and octopi or whatever, but there’s definitely still a dark underbelly and kind of a subtext of menace,” says Miles Holt, one half of John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe. “I really like that juxtaposition between accessibility, catchy melodies and good vibes, but just as in reality, there is something dark under the surface.” He’s just captured the band’s essence in one sentence. John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe are high-energy folk absurdism, telling comically dark and bizarre tales with warm harmonies and acoustic traditionalism. Holt’s musical brotherhood with multi-instrumentalist Ben Melton, the other half of JWBBT, began in a high-school black-metal band. The collaboration took many forms over many years before settling into an energetic folk duo. Hardcore metal might seem more fitting accompaniment for lyrics like “I wanna tell you that you’re just like that corpse / Can’t you see that we were meant to be together / Putrid and warm and breaking into a million living pieces,” but taken in full context, that’s a heartfelt expression of love that oddly suits the upbeat and cheerful delivery. “The lyrics have always been that way, more or less,” says Melton. “But we love really catchy stuff and vocal harmonies, and we just wrote the most natural thing that came to mind.” That formula is prevalent throughout the band’s catalog. From the dark and morbid to the seemingly nonsensical, Holt’s lyrics are always rooted in universal themes. They’re just viewed through a dark lens and colored with warm harmonies and upbeat folk sensibilities. “Whenever I’m writing a song, it takes me a couple months afterwards to define exactly what it’s about,” says Holt. “But usually I find that everything falls into place thematically, even if it seems like a complete disconnect at first. And I feel like ambiguity makes things more universally relatable. These songs can mean absolutely
John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe, with Baby Rattlesnakes
Saturday, Oct. 15 (9:30 p.m. Free. bobogallery.com)
Songs about love and octopi: “I feel like ambiguity makes things more universally relatable ... These songs can mean absolutely anything you want. If this song speaks to you then f--k what it means to me.” Photo by Jonathan Welch. anything you want; I don’t give a shit. If this song speaks to you then f--k what it means to me. “I get a little bit uncomfortable about the level of vulnerability that tends to surface,” he adds. “So I kind of balance that out with this Dadaiistic, completely out of nowhere chorus formula so people know you don’t have to take us completely seriously.” The band is no joke though. Frenetic live performances showcase the duo’s musical dexterity, utilizing foot percussion and a variety of instruments to transcend the possibilities of a traditional duo. It’s a dynamic approach that has landed the band opportunities to share the bill with a diverse roster of local bands, from folk poppers like Now You See Them to punk outfits like Zombie Queen. They even opened for a recent Seduction Sideshow burlesque performance. Clearly, the formula that appeals to a broad audience. This year, the band landed a spot as Best Local Acoustic/Folk Band in Xpress readers’ poll, without ever releasing a record, evidence of how powerful and engaging its live show can be. “We’ve got Ben playing two to three instruments simultaneously,” says Holt. “We’re defi-
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nitely pushing it to the limits, stage-presence wise. I feel like at this point, we can hold our own against full bands.” He admits there is also a certain appeal to the spectacle of the stage setup. “We’re doing the work of four people. At least three and a half people. That is entertaining, I think.” But Melton is quick to distinguish what they do from a gimmick. “It’s what I genuinely want, to be able to play all these instruments, because I love playing them,” he says with conviction. “So if we’re able to do it with just two schedules to work around, that’s just less work for us.” Coincidentally, the band’s appearance in the Best of WNC poll coincides perfectly with the release of its first album, which the duo recorded at Holt’s home studio over the summer. Melton describes the self-titled effort as a “more lush version” of the stage show. “Live, it’s a lot more stripped down and raw and it tends to have a little bit more aggressive energy to it,” he explains. “But on the record, it’s more precise and it sounds a little warmer, I
think.” The band is celebrating the release with what promises to be a highly personal set at BoBo Gallery, Holt’s favorite room in Asheville. “We’re hoping to push that place past fire capacity. And we like the intimate vibe, because if a venue is too loud, I feel like it undermines the whole lyrical emphasis that we go for. We can belt it out, but at that point I’m not sure we’ve got our vibe across. And I also can’t sing again for the next week and a half.” There are no plans for a big push immediately following the record release, but the pair have their eyes on expanding the band’s presence beyond the mountains this spring. “We’re consolidating our power here in Asheville before we push the boundaries of the empire,” Holt quips in typical deadpan fashion. And if it’s local popularity is any indicator, the duo’s “empire” of dark humor and infectious folk will be met with open arms rather than hostile armies. X Dane Smith can be reached at dsmith@mountainx. com.
arts X books
Allan Wolf sets sail with a sinking ship New novel takes on the Titanic by Wendi Loomis Before The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic was even published, local author Allan Wolf’s latest novel had already garnered three starred reviews from Horn Book Magazine, ALA Booklist and Kirkus Reviews. After reading the novel and testing several of the poems on listeners from hillbillies to suits, who ranged in age from 7 to 70 years old, it seems evident by the consistent awe and praise that Wolf has rediscovered a lost treasure (and finally polished up a new masterpiece of historical fiction). Five years in the making, the novel and audio book are released Oct. 11 by Candlewick Press with a local celebration on Friday, Oct. 14. We caught up with Wolf one morning at Waking Life Espresso, where he did much of the writing, to discuss the process. Xpress: Where did you get the idea to write a novel about the Titanic for the centennial of its sinking? Wolf: I think the idea came from Bob Falls, where a lot of my ideas come from. How did you pick these 25 voices to tell the story? I knew I wanted multiple characters. I like to explore multiple characters looking at one situation, but seeing 10 different situations, even though they’re looking at the same thing. I needed a cross-section of people from all over the ship, the different classes. Also, some iconic figures that all people who know Titanic would expect. It has certain stories that are really important. I had to make sure that there was someone alive at every stage who could tell the story. Someone had to survive certain parts of the sinking to further the story as the main narrator. Also, these characters had to somehow intertwine; if not knowing each other, they had to be in the same place at the same time at some point, so that the characters’ stories interlaced. I had to figure that out, and that took a year. There’s a whole story from the rat’s point of view. Is there a whole other book then? 150 pages. You had 150 pages’ worth of rats? Yeah. It’s the whole Titanic story through the eyes of the rats. But they got axed by the editor? Yes, Elizabeth Bicknell, who’s ruthlessly accurate. I could find nothing to relate to with any of these characters, and I was dead in the water, so to speak. I was not having fun, so these rats were a way for me to use my imagination. I told the human story in the guise of these rats, but it’s like I was smacking you over the head with it the whole time.
You seem to use different forms compared to what you used in New Found Land. I wanted to continue what I was doing with New Found Land. A lot of sounds of what they’re doing, like the postman’s slotting and sorting that becomes repetitive, and as you read it, you don’t necessarily read every slot-sort-sort after a bazillion of them. That continues in the background of your mind as you read the actual text of what’s spoken. I like experimenting with having sound effects like a comic book, but in a novel. The concrete poems when the text is moving, and there’s this mass of people cluttered around the gutter with the little stanzas all around, is supposed to be representative of the different lifeboats that are laying on their oars all around the perimeter of this circle of people that are in the water. The Titanic went down and there were all these people floating in this mass and then there’s the lifeboats afraid to row into the mass, and they’ve got to just sit on their oars and listen to this. That’s a very startling image to me. The form of it fits the meaning. That the rat can scuttle around the pages I thought was really cool. Although I spent a lot of time on each individual word that the rat says, you don’t have to linger over every scuttle and say “Oh what’s the deep meaning?” He’s scuttling. We don’t have to analyze every scuttle? No, but there’s a lot of stuff there. I’m an English major trained in looking for allusions, tie-ins, metaphors and repeated images that connect different parts of a longer work. As I read later drafts of my own work, I can then go back and put foreshadowing moments in after the fact. I started experimenting with New Found Land, but with this one I really wanted to make part of it very poetic so that some of these pieces could stand on their own. A lot of novels in verse are in free verse. I wanted to do the Iceberg in iambic pentameter partly because of that, but it made sense to his character. The Undertaker too, his is a cycle of poems that are very specific for the different watches within this. His narrative line had to be continual and pick up one poem to the next. You’ve got 25 characters and they’ve all got to tell a different story, but they have to tell it in the same chronological order that’s happening historically in the book. One piece will end while another will have a phrase that begins from the phrase that ended the one before, but they might be characters that have nothing to do with each other. It was like a big jigsaw puzzle. X
Wendi Loomis can be reached at wendi@ jazzandpoetry.com.
Book release for The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café
Friday, Oct. 14 (7 p.m. malaprops.com)
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d. He’s practicing to be the next Jeff Dunham. 2. Chicago founding member Robert Lamm’s biggest regret is: a. There was no such thing as ringtones at the height of the group’s popularity. b. That the band wasn’t more adventurous. c. He never bothered to learn how Roman numerals work after III. d. A tattoo on his forehead that reads E-V-O-L.
Possibly the first band to master the power ballad, Chicago blows into Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. They are best known for their hits “If You Leave Me Now,” and “Saturday in the Park.” Bluegrass legend and Deep Gap, N.C. native Doc Watson performs with David Holt at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. NPR called her “the Billie Holiday of Alt Country,” and her 1998 album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road topped every music critic “Best Of” list in the land. Lucinda Williams plays a benefit concert for Wild South on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at Pisgah Brewing. d. He had an uncanny resemblance to the dwarf of the same name. 4. Doc Watson is so humble he once:
3. Doc Watson got his nickname because:
a. Gave up his seat for a 13-year-old German Shepherd.
a. A radio announcer suggested his real name, Arthel, was too long.
b. Said he’d like to be remembered as just a regular guy.
b. He actually went to med school before settling on a music career.
c. Was mistaken for a janitor and so he cleaned up when a guy dropped his beer.
c. His picking skills were so sick.
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d. Was mistaken for a barber and so he gave a guy a not-too-bad haircut. 5. In a recent New Yorker interview, Lucinda Williams revealed the real reason she keeps her lyrics on a music stand while performing is: a. It allows her to focus on singing. b. It allows her to earn money endorsing music stands. c. It allows her to wear her leopard print reading glasses while performing which she finds “edgy, in a seniorkind-of-way.” d. It allows her to keep her jeans unbuttoned because she often feels bloated while traveling. 6. Lucinda Williams decided to marry her husband during an encore of her 2009 tour because: a. Her younger sister dared her to. b. Her father told her he wouldn’t pay for a reception. c. Her father thought it would be a good tribute to Hank Williams Sr. who married his second wife on stage. d. If they married in the beginning of the show what would they do for an encore? Answers: 1)c; 2)b; 3)a; 4)b; 5)a; 6)c
1. The reason the band Chicago’s former lead singer Peter Cetera always sings with his jaw clenched is:
Lucinda Williams Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams makes a return trip to Asheville this year, this time to benefit Wild South. (The local nonprofit “aims to protect wild lands, wildlife and the wild character of the South.”) Williams, who is touring in support of her 2011 album Blessed, will play Pisgah Brewing Company’s outdoor stage on Saturday, Oct. 15. The gate opens at 6:30 p.m., show time is 8 p.m., Rosetta’s Kitchen, D.O.G.S. and Rolling Stone Brick Oven Pizza Company will be on hand to vend food. Tickets are $18 in advance or $23 day of show. A $60 brewmaster package is still available. pisgahbrewing.com.
Manipulated Castell Photography’s newest exhibition, Manipulated, introduces 50 works by 32 artists, selected from a pool of nearly 400 entries. The show was juried by Ariel Shanberg, the executive director of The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Photographers who’d like to glean some of Shanberg’s knowledge can can attend the Saturday, Oct. 15 social hour at 5 p.m. Just want to appreciate the art? The special (with DJ and cocktails!) opening reception for Manipulated takes place Friday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. castellphotographygallery.com.
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George Terry McDonald art exhibit Though he’s best known as the frontman for Asheville/Charlotte power-pop trio The Zealots, George Terry McDonald is also a visual artist. A host of renowned painters (Carravagio, Rembrandt, Warhol), cartoons, outsider artists and Manhattan’s Lower East Side influenced his work — vibrant and meticulous narrative scenes and landscapes. McDonald’s paintings are currently on display at DeSoto Lounge (504 Haywood Road in West Asheville) through Wednesday, Nov. 30. “Battle of Kings Mountain” by George Terry McDonald.
Sidney Barnes Soul singer Sidney Barnes made a bit of a splash earlier this year backing up local band The Secret B-Sides on their album Flowers & Chocolate. But Barnes has been performing longer than most of the Secret BSides’ members have been alive. Barnes recorded with Motown stars, introduced George Clinton and his dowop group Parliaments to Motown Records mogul Barry Gordy and wrote chart hits for the Shangri-Las. And he’s still doing his thing. Barnes performs at One Stop on Friday, Oct. 14 with jazz/rock/ hip-hop group E. Company. 10 p.m., $5. ashevillemusichall. com. Photo by Audrey Goforth
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LeAF What’s better than having an annual weekend-long family-friendly festival of eclectic music, dancing, storytelling, poetry, visual and performance arts, jam sessions, kids activities and camping? How about having it twice each year? The fall installation of Lake Eden Arts Festival takes place Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-23. The lineup includes Sweet Honey In the Rock, Galactic, Leo Kottke, Wanda Jackson and many others. Local performers Toubab Krewe, Sirus.B, Woody Pines, Asheville Hoops Troupe and others also take the stage. Tickets are sold in advance only, through Wednesday, Oct. 19. A three day/two night pass is $151 for adults and $124 for kids aged 10-17. A weekend-plus pass (includes Thursday night camping) is $174/$144. Day passes are $42/$34 for Friday and Sunday; $52/$45 for Saturday. A community pass (Friday-Sunday) is $99/$84. theleaf.com. Photo by Dwight Carter
Independent Video Store Day! You’ve heard of Record Store Day, right? Well, now independent video stores get their day, too. Saturday, Oct. 15 is to be the first Independent Video Store Day — a chance for VHS and DVD buffs to celebrate the local stores which thrive “on customer service, eclectic selections and a voracious dedication to the media,” as the event’s website puts it. Those stores are “carving out a niche market, feeding the needs of film lovers looking for something other than the mediocrity spoon-fed to them by mainstream media outlets.” Local stores include Orbit DVD, TV Eye and Rosebud Video.
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where to find the clubs • what is playing • listings for venues throughout Western North Carolina C lubla n d rul e s •To qualify for a free listing, a venue must be predominately dedicated to the performing arts. Bookstores and cafés with regular open mics and musical events are also allowed. •To limit confusion, events must be submitted by the venue owner or a representative of that venue. •Events must be submitted in written form by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax, snail mail or hand-delivered to the Clubland Editor Dane Smith at 2 Wall St., Room 209, Asheville, NC 28801. Events submitted to other staff members are not assured of inclusion in Clubland. •Clubs must hold at least TWO events per week to qualify for listing space. Any venue that is inactive in Clubland for one month will be removed. •The Clubland Editor reserves the right to edit or exclude events or venues. •Deadline is by noon on Monday for that Wednesday’s publication. This is a firm deadline.
Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm
Olive or Twist
Beats w/ Nigel & friends
Back stage: Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Choral Society w/ Chris Bathgate Band
Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
One Stop Deli & Bar
Craggie Brewing Company
Mo-Daddy’s Bar & Grill
Early show: Big Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Late show: Dance party w/ DJ Bravo
Blue Note Grille
Open mic, 9pm
Ash Devine w/ Diane Clark Creatures Cafe
Salsa night (free lessons, followed by dance) Dirty South Lounge
Rotating DJs, 9pm
Rock ‘n’ roll sing-a-long, 9pm-1am War On Drugs (indie, rock) w/ Purling Hiss & Carter Tanton Grove Park Inn Great Hall
Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm Killer B’s (favorites by request), 8-11pm Haywood Lounge
Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)
French Broad Brewery Tasting Room
Vanuatu Kava Bar
Steve Whiddon (piano, vocals)
The Drawlstrings (garage, folk)
Gene Peyroux & the Acoustalectric Pedals of Love (rock, funk, soul) Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern
Max Melner Orchestra
Jill Andrews (Americana, folk) w/ Katherine Whalen
Grove Park Inn Great Hall
Song circle w/ Jay Brown, Dave Desmelik, Stuart McNair & Bob Hinkle, 7:30pm
Thu., October 13 Barley’s Taproom
Mo-Daddy’s Bar & Grill
Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
Asheville Country Music Revue Orange Peel
Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm Killer B’s (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar
Toubab Krewe (afro-pop, jam, world) w/ Infamous Stringdusters
Roy Schneider Duo Red Room
Dance party w/ DJ Steele Red Step Artworks
Root Bar No. 1
Wilhelm McKay (acoustic, folk) TallGary’s Cantina
Asheville music showcase
Jack of the Wood Pub
Bluegrass jam, 7pm
Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)
Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues
9:30 pm -12:30 am (swampgrass / bayou boogie)
FREE SHOW! $1 off All Vodkas
TRIVIA NIGHT 9 pm • Prizes
$3.50 Gin & Tonics • Bring A Team
PIERCE EDENS & THE DIRTY WORK
10 pm -1 am (original country, folk-rock, rock n’ roll)
SUN. • All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast All Day! • $1 Off Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 10/16 • NFL on 11’ Screen 2 pm - 8 pm OPEN MIC IS BACK! Sign up at 7pm
(Hosted by Amanda Platt of The Honeycutters)
Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off Appetizers $4 Margaritas
TUESDAY OPEN BLUES JAM W/ WESTVILLE ALLSTARS Shrimp ‘n Grits • $1 off Rum Drinks
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Duck-Rabbit Tap Takeover Thur Cornhole Tournament & Live Music with
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Aaron Price 1pm | Piano
Jake Hollifield Piano | 9pm
FREE Parking weekdays after 5pm & all weekend (behind us on Marjorie St.)
Dance Party w/ DJ Bravo
Asheville Country Music Review w/
Members of Town Mountain
Sydney Barnes w/E. Company $5
Joe Buck Yourself
w/ Hillside Bombers, Broken Lilacs
Bluegrass Brunch FREE hosted by
The Pond Brothers Tuesday Night Funk Jam
$5 Robo Shots
fri. OCT. 1 4 mandOLin Orange cd reLease party SaT. OCT. 1 5
Sat 96.5 House Band 10/15 (rock, classic hits)
Lionized Events Presents $3
w/ chris Bathgate Band
Micah Hanks Duo Fri (newgrass, acoustic, jam) 10/14
LIVE MUSIC... NEVER A COVER
STU MCNAIR & JAY BROWN
wed. OCT. 1 2 LOvett’s fiLm “ghOsts Of OLd highways” screening / dance party Thur . OCT. 1 3 adam arcuragi & the Lupine chOraL sOciety
fine foods • 30 brews on tap • patio sports room • 110” projector • event space open 7 Days 11am - Late • Now Catering
$1 off all Whiskey
DanBerrys (folk, blues, country)
DOWNTOWN ON THE PARK MAX MELNER ORCHESTRA
Pisgah Brewing Company
G. Love & Special Sauce (blues, roots, jam) w/ The Apache Relay
Mark Bumgarner (Americana, bluegrass, country)
One Stop Deli & Bar
Purple Onion Cafe
Throwback Thursday w/ DJ Go Hard
Alien Music Club (jazz jam)
West Coast swing dancing w/ The Heather Masterton Quartet, 8pm
Slice of Life (comedy open mic), 8:30pm
Back stage: Ben Lovett’s “Ghost of Old Highways” screening party The Bright Light Social Hour (rock, soul) w/ The Real Nasty (rock, country)
Cindercat w/ Actual Proof
Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues
Olive or Twist
Juan Benevidas Trio (flamenco guitar), 8-10pm
Open mic/jam, 7pm
Wing of Fire w/ Jeff & Justin (acoustic)
5 Walnut Wine Bar
Rock ‘n’ roll sing-a-long, 9pm-1am
Wild Wing Cafe
J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices w/ Southbound Turnaround
“Holy Hip-Hop” w/ DJ Besbleve
Waltz lesson, 6pm Dance, 7pm
Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern
Hank Bones (“man of 1,000 songs”)
Open mic, 6-9pm
Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar
Peggy’s All Girl Singer Showcase
Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar
Wed., October 12
Cadillac Rex (surf, rockabilly), 8pm
w/Duende Mt. Duo $5 w/the Native Sway $5
20 S. Spruce St. • 225.6944 PacksTavern.com Off Biltmore Ave. in the new Pack Square Park.
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Peggy Ratusz & friends Vincenzoâ€™s Bistro
Stu McNair & Jay Brown (â€œswamp grass, bayou boogieâ€?) White Horse
Michael Jeffrey Stevens & friends (jazz) Wild Wing Cafe
Dance party w/ DJ Moto
Fri., October 14
Music & EvEnts thur, OctOber 13
â€œNo Cover, No Shameâ€? dance party w/ DJs Marley Carroll & Par David, 9pm
Fri, OctOber 14 DOOrs 8:00 pM - shOW 9:00 pM - $10/$15
101 runners Featuring
big chieF MOnk bOuDreaux & special guests
Garage at Biltmore
Frankie Ballard (singer/songwriter)
Spicy Moustache & the Flavor Saviors (â€œfunk-hop, soul rockâ€?)
Micah Hanks Duo (newgrass, jam)
Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern
Pokey LaFarge & the South City 3 (ragtime, country blues, Western swing) w/ Dirt Daubers & Twilite Broadcasters
Gimme Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix tribute) Ray Bonneville (Americana, blues, roots)
Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:159:15pm Rock â€˜nâ€™ roll sing-a-long, 9:30pm-1:30am Eleven on Grove
Jack of the Wood Pub
Dogtale (rock, funk, folk) Scandals Nightclub
DJ dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am
The Spaceheaters (hot club jazz)
Mo-Daddyâ€™s Bar & Grill
Parrish Ellis & Jim Aaron
Grateful Dead Night w/ Phuncle Sam Olive or Twist
Live jazz, Motown & rock, 8pm One Stop Deli & Bar
JoeDan & Hank
Grace Adele Trio (swing)
John Wilkes Boothe & the Black Toothe CD release party Boiler Room
Shell Shock (goth, industrial) w/ DJ Drees & Queen April Frozen Head & the Squirrels (indie, psychedelic), 6-8pm Kyle & the Show (â€œoutlaw popâ€?), 8-10pm
The Get Down
Elaineâ€™s Dueling Piano Bar
Tolliverâ€™s Crossing Irish Pub
Back stage: Mandolin Orange (folk, indie) CD release party
Top 40 DJ night
David Earl & the Plowshares (Americana, rock, soul)
Tennessee Jed (Americana, bluegrass, rock)
Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)
Craggie Brewing Company
Jack of the Wood Pub
French Broad Brewery Tasting Room
Steve Weams & Caribbean Cowboys Trio (acoustic, island)
Zumba â€œIn da Clubâ€? dance party, 8pmmidnight Shivering Timbers (folk, blues, rock) w/ Tennessee Hollow & Mystery Cult
Jack of Hearts Pub
The Market Place
Josh Slone & Coal Town (bluegrass)
Highland Brewing Company
Chicago (rock, pop)
Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
The Critters (psychedelic, punk, rock) w/ Pallas Cats & American Sun
Jack of Hearts Pub
Highland Brewing Company
The Get Right Band
Root Bar No. 1
â€œBear Exploderâ€? dance party w/ DJ Kipper Schauer, 9pm
101 Runners w/ Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & guests
Dance party w/ DJ D-Day or DJ Drea
Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm The Business (Motown funk), 8-11pm
Unknown Hinson (psychobilly) w/ Southbound Turnaround
Mark Appleford (singer/songwriter, harmonica, guitar), 8-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am
Pisgah Brewing Company
Linda Mitchell (blues, jazz)
Live funk, soul and R&B, 10pm
Elaineâ€™s Dueling Piano Bar
thur. 10/13 - leaF aMber Fall release at thirsty MOnk, DOWntOWn keg tapping @ 6 pM
Sat., October 15
Honeybee Democracy, 7-9pm
last OutDOOr shOW OF the 2011 seasOn!
Taproom Hours: M-W: 4pm - 9pm th-sat: 2pm - 12am | sun: 2pm - 9pm
Craggie Brewing Company
Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
The Double Cure w/ Elvet Velvis & Zack Wittaker (classic rock)
WilD sOuth beneFit Featuring
Details & aDvance tickets:
Mark Appleford (singer/songwriter, harmonica, guitar), 8-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am
sat, OctOber 15 gate 6:30 pM - shOW 8:00 pM - $18/$23
Sidney Barnes w/ E. Company
Grove Park Inn Great Hall
shOW 8:00 pM - Free shOW
Leigh Glass & the Hazards (rock, Americana)
Tressaâ€™s Downtown Jazz and Blues
Tennessee Hollow (rock, blues, acoustic) Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)
Back stage: Definition Asheville Lobster Trap
Sean Mason (jazz) Luellaâ€™s Bar-B-Que
Mo-Daddyâ€™s Bar & Grill
Tom Principato (blues guitar) Olive or Twist
Rock â€˜nâ€™ roll sing-a-long, 9pm-1am
The 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8pm
One Stop Deli & Bar
French Broad Brewery Tasting Room
Joe Buck Yourself (punk)
Nikki Talley (country, rock)
96.5 House Band (covers)
Garage at Biltmore
Pisgah Brewing Company
The Ruby Slippers (indie pop)
Razor & Blade
Wild South benefit feat: Lucinda Williams
Vanuatu Kava Bar
Purple Onion Cafe
Drovers Old Time Medicine Show (bluegrass)
Space Medicine & the Mystic Ferrymen (ambient, folk, jam)
Voices of Africa presents: A Natural Healing Tribe Reunion
Grove Park Inn Great Hall
Rockyâ€™s Hot Chicken Shack
Peggy Ratusz (1st & 3rd Fridays) Ginny McAfee (2nd & 4th Fridays) White Horse
Robin Bullock (Celtic guitar) Wild Wing Cafe
Coy Taylor (country)
Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern
Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm Deep River, 8-11pm
Live acoustic music, 8-10pm
Root Bar No. 1
Squeeze Rock (rock, rap, funk)
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Saturday, Oct. 15th The Get Right Band (ROCK / FUNK / REGGAE)
no cover charge (4-8pm)
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W/ Holiday SHoReS 9 pM
Hayes Carll | Unknown Hinson | Sebadoh Trampled By Turtles | Rich Robinson | Rasputina
Kitchen open for dinner on nights of Shows!
DJ dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12am
Steve Whiddon (piano, vocals)
Sunset Sessions w/ Ben Hovey (â€œsonic scientistâ€?), 7-10pm
Drum circle, 2pm
Jack of the Wood Pub
Wild Wing Cafe
Acoustic on the Patio
The Market Place
Mon., October 17
The Recovery Room
Tressaâ€™s Downtown Jazz and Blues
Peggy Ratusz & Daddy Longlegs (soul, blues) Vincenzoâ€™s Bistro
Singer/songwriter in the round feat: Amy Alley, Kelcy Mae, Geoff Koch & Tyler Nail Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)
Front stage: Jake Hollifield (blues, ragtime) Lobster Trap
5 Walnut Wine Bar
Cara Mia Tiller (singer/songwriter), 8-10pm Roots jam w/ Kevin Scanlon
Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern
Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work (alt-country, blues, rock) White Horse
Grasstowne w/ Cumberland River (bluegrass) Wild Wing Cafe
Space Capone (funk, jazz, soul)
Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:30-10:30pm Hellbound Glory w/ Med School
Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)
Sun., October 16
Back stage: Hymn for Her (rock, roots) w/ Mother Explosives
5 Walnut Wine Bar
Vocal jazz session w/ Sharon LaMotte, 7:30pm
One Leg Up (jazz, swing) Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
Barrie Howard (one-man band) BoBo Gallery
Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge
Tuesday Rotations w/ Chris Ballard & guests, 10pm Red Room
Aaron LaFalce (acoustic, rock), 6:30pm
Jerome Widenhouse & His Roaring Lions (jazz), 7-9pm
Tressaâ€™s Downtown Jazz and Blues
One Stop Deli & Bar
Misfits (punk) w/ Juicehead
Live neo soul and R&B, 10:30pm
Al Coffee McDaniel (blues, soul), 8-11pm
Hallelujah Hullabaloo w/ DJs Jamie Hepler, Whitney Shroyer & friends
Northside Bar and Grill Olive or Twist
Grove Park Inn Great Hall
Mo-Daddyâ€™s Bar & Grill
The Zealots (indie, rock)
Altamont Brewing Company
Contra dance, 8pm
Jay Brown (Americana, folk)
Friday, October 14th
Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 8:30pm
The Get Down
Hot Graves w/ Pox Americana & The Dimarcos
The Magnetic Field
Standup comdey w/ Josh Gondelman, Jake Sharon & guests
Wild Wing Cafe
Steve WeamS & Caribbean CoWboyS trio
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Acoustic Island Rock
Tue., October 18
Tressaâ€™s Downtown Jazz and Blues
Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern
5 Walnut Wine Bar
Grove Park Inn Great Hall
Altamont Brewing Company
SWAMPY ROCK AND STRIPPED DOWN ACOUSTIC BLUES
Unknown Mortal Orchestra w/ Holiday Shores Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon Bob Zullo (jazz, pop), 6:30-10:30pm Jack of the Wood Pub
Irish session, 3 & 5pm Lobster Trap
Leo Johnson (hot club jazz) Mo-Daddyâ€™s Bar & Grill
Open mic w/ Ami Worthen
â€œAsheville Original Music Seriesâ€?
The John Henryâ€™s (jazz, swing), 8-10pm Open mic w/ Zachary T, 8:30pm
Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
Irish Sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm
Blue Note Grille
Wed., October 19
Marc Yaxley (guitar), 8:30pm
Eleven on Grove
Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ live band, 8:30pm
DJ dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am
Garage at Biltmore
Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe
Grove Park Inn Great Hall
One Stop Deli & Bar
Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers Scandals Nightclub
Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm
Miriam & the Passionistas (Latin, folk), 5-8pm The Get Down
The Swan King
The Recovery Room
Village Wayside Bar and Grille
The Wayside Sound (acoustic jazz duo)
Tuesday swing dance, 7pm Gene Dillard Bluegrass Jam, 8:30pm Hole-N-Da-Wall
AMY ALLEY, KELCY MAE, GEOFF KOCH & TYLER NAIL
Garyoke with Jason Wyatt Vodka Specials - Come be a star
Blue Note Grille
Open mic, 9pm
James Falzone & His Allos Musica Trio (chamber music)
HlZZiWVX` H^hiZgh BROOKLYN BASED GIRL ON GIRL THROWBACK COUNTRY
Dirty South Lounge
Rotating DJs, 9pm
NEW HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AT GREAT PRICES! 20% OFF with purchase of $25 or more
Gift Cards Available
Listen to up and coming local talent Open at 3 pm M-Th and Fri-Sun at 11 am
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Salsa night (free lessons, followed by dance)
4 College Street â€˘ 828.232.0809
Saturday, October 22nd
(Must Present Coupon. Limit 1 Per Customer)
Drink Specials â€˘ Asheville Showcase â€˘ 8 pm
HIGH FLYINâ€™ BOOGIE BLUES & SOUL
Open Mic â€˘ 7 pm â€˘ $3 Highlands Local, national, international musicians
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