Happenings This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Swannanoa Community

Yard Sale rescheduled

Swannanoa’s Community Yard Sale, postponed due to inclement weather conditions last week, will be held from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Ingles parking lot, 2299 U.S. 70 in Swannanoa. For more, visit swannanoafans. org or email swannanoayardsale@

Hey Day returns to

WNC Nature Center

Enjoy a fall day with a visit to the Hey Day Fall Family Festival at the WNC Nature Center on Oct. 10. Hey Day, the largest of the East Asheville center’s events of the year, celebrates the environment, culture and community of Western North Carolina from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This year’s festival features games, arts and crafts, educational animal programs, live music, local food vendors and a variety of exciting wildlife.

Admission to Hey Day is included in general admission, which ranges from $5.95 to $10.95. Children 2 years old and younger get in free. Members of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center receive free entry to Hey Day.

Visitors during Hey Day or any other time have the opportunity to continue their support of the Center by purchasing a Friends of the WNC Nature Center membership. Membership is also available online at become-a-member/become-a-member.

Shelly Frome to read

from his new book

Local author and Black Mountain resident Shelly Frome will read from his latest book, “Murder Run,” at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Just released, “Murder Run” centers on a wayward handyman grappling with the untimely death of his employer, a fragile choreographer who secluded herself in Litchfield Hills. As the fallout mounts, the reader is taken to various swanky locales until the twisty conundrum plays itself out.

Frome, who in addition to writing novels, has been writing profiles of local residents for The Black Mountain News as a way to connect to his new community. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut.

Frome’s reading will be followed by a Q&A. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is at 225 W. State St. For more,visit Black or call 669-0930.

Owen High gets the

band back together

The Owen High School Marching Band invites all Owen band alumni, and Owen parents from other bands to join it in playing the national anthem on Homecoming evening. Dust off your instrument (or check if the band has one to loan), put on your Owen maroon and join the band at 5:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 16 on the band practice field. Hang with the band to play or sit in a special section next to the band and reconnect with classmates. To get music, contact

Change in plans regarding

Rotary pumpkins

Because of a change in circumstances, the Black Mountain Rotary Cub will not be selling pumpkins as planned in Black Mountain this month.

Homer’s Chapel holds BBQ supper

Homer’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will hold a barbecue supper from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the church, 202 Chapel Road, Black Mountain. For $7, diners get barbecue, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, roll, drink and dessert. Proceeds go to the Homer’s Chapel Gleaners Circle.

Weekly bridge game

results in squeaker

With 16 couples and 21 hands, it is unusual to have tie matches, but this week Lynda Briggs and Ron Gibson tied with the team of Elizabeth Lovejoy and Barbara Lilenfeld with 58.73 percent total score (tight indeed when we have to calculate to 2 decimal places). Third place was claimed by Chuck Murdock and Mike Bernatovitz with 5 percent. The group plays every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Contact Walt Tolley at 669-4563 to join in.

Parents Night Out

returns to BM Yoga

It’s Parents Night Out at Black Mountain Yoga on Friday, Oct. 9 from 6-8 p.m. The event is a perfect way to provide a fun place for your kids while you enjoy an evening to yourself. Kids will experience yoga, games, art, projects, music and story time, all led by our kids yoga teacher, Ms. Brandon Hudson. It all happens at Black Mountain Yoga, 116 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. For more, visit or call 669-2939.

Photography Forum to meet

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League Photography Forum will meet the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Red House next to the Monte Vista Hotel. The first meeting is set for Oct. 8.

WNC Knitters & Crocheters

for Others to meet

The WNC Knitters & Crocheters for Others will meet on Thursday, Oct. 15 and the third Thursday of every month, except Dec. from 1 - 3 p.m. at Givens Highland Farms, Bldg. G-H on Brookside Ave., in the Birch Room, (formerly the Upper Core Room 1) upstairs. All knitters & crocheters are welcome. We welcome acrylic yarn or new teddy bear donations. For more information, call Betsy Stobbs at 669-0680.