This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Buckeye Community Center

has yard sale ... and free lunch

The Buckeye Community Center is having a yard sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at the center, 527 Buckeye Cove Road, Swannanoa. Call Rachael at 301-6286 to reserve a table ($10). Proceeds will help pay for the free community picnic held the same day at 11 a.m.

And coming up ...

Learn more about military-related PTSD

The Vietnam Veterans of America North Carolina State Council is holding a program about military-related PTSD from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Mission Health/AB Tech Conference Center, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville. The program for veterans, active duty personnel, their families and supporters will discuss what PTSD is, issues related to it (suicide, addiction, anger, guilt, etc.), its impact on families and other topics. There’s more at

OLLI puts on advance

care planning workshop

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville will hold an advance care planning workshop from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Reuter Center on the university campus. This workshop is free and open to all.

The workshop will feature a panel experienced in addressing end-of-life issues, including ethical and legal issues, the uses of advance directives, and how to communicate treatment wishes to family and medical personnel. Assistance will be provided for those wishing to complete a legally valid advance directive, including the notarization required in North Carolina, using the NC Short Form for Advance Care Planning.

For more on the workshop, including suggested things to do and read in advance, visit or call 251-6140.

‘Dine & Shop’ to support Children’s Home

On Thursday, June 16, the Thursday before Father’s Day, Black Mountain Home for Children will hold its annual Dine & Shop event to help children in need. You can help by visiting participating shops and restaurants, nearly 50 of which are in Black Mountain alone. A total of more than 70 businesses in WNC have signed on to donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Home’s Every Day Fund. Look for Dine & Shop flyers as you visit businesses throughout the area or go to and click on Events for a full list. You can also call 686-3451 for more.