Happening this week in the Swannanoa Valley

Groovin’ on Grovemont has indie band Paper Crowns

Groovin’ on Grovemont continues on Grovemont Square on Tuesday, Aug. 4 with The Paper Crowns, an indie-folk blues band. The 6 p.m. event is free (donations always accepted and welcomed) and is held next to the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy these family-friendly evenings of great music.

Proceeds from concessions (hot dogs, pizza and home-baked goods) will benefit the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program, a program of Swannanoa Community Council that assists Swannanoa residents with emergency utility and medical needs. For more, email swannanoa.library@bun-

combecounty.org or call 250-6486.

Meet the teacher at Owen Middle School

Meet the Teacher at Owen Middle School is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Aug. 18 for sixth grade and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18 for seventh and eighth grades.

Eighth-grade parent meetings are set for 8 a.m. Aug. 20, for seventh grade at 8 a.m. Aug. 21, and for sixth grade at 9 a.m. Aug. 21.

Cho to preach final Montreat service

On Sunday, Aug. 2, Montreat Conference Center hosts the closing worship service in its 2015 summer series. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Theresa Cho, pastor of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.

Cho’s sermon title is “Jesus, the Buffet of Life,” and the selected text is John 6:24-35. Cho is a Reno, Nevada native who graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago with awards in preaching and theology. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in Montreat’s Anderson Auditorium.

Last summer camp is held at Arts Center

There is only one more week of Summer Arts Camp at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Aug. 3-7 is the last week that dance instructor and choreographer Amy Maze will be leading her super-fun half-day camps for kids who like to move. Three- to 5-year-olds will take to the clouds at “Superheroes” camp, and 6- to 9-year-olds will work up a sweat during “Shake it UP,” a hip-hop-themed camp.

Crafts and music round out the day, as campers work through the week to create an informal performance for family and friends. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at noon, Monday through Friday. The cost of camp is $125. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State St. For more, go to blackmountainarts.org or call 669-0930.

CNA meeting held at Black Mountain Center

The next CNA informational meeting will be 6 p.m. Aug. 18 in the G-2 training room at Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. The meeting for prospective students will address the next CNA class, slated for Aug. 31, offered at the center. Leaders will discuss CNA responsibilities at the center, the care residents receive and the benefits that employees have. The cost of the class is $178; the cost of the state test is $101. For more, contact 259-6766 or debra.barlett@dhhs.nc.gov.

Billy Graham’s assistant talks about Montreat

John Akers will be the speaker for the summer’s last Montreat Adult Summer Club meeting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 in Montreat’s Chapel of the Prodigal. Akers has been the personal assistant to Billy Graham for many years, a job that took him to many parts of the world with many enriching experiences.

Akers is a popular speaker and is known for his depth of knowledge as well as for his ability to communicate this knowledge in an enjoyable manner. He will be talking about Montreat’s past and its influence on other positive efforts for good. The public is invited.

Go on a wildflower walk

The Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Department is offering a free wildflower walk at Lakeview Center with Jim Poling at 9 a.m. Aug. 6. Email james.poling@garrett.edu for more.

Support museum with its rummage sale

Swannanoa Valley Museum’s annual fundraiser rummage sale will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 31 and 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 1. It will be held at the corner of Old U.S. 70 and Padgettown Road.

Art exhibit in Old Fort to feature older artists

The Buncombe County Council on Aging Announces “The Fountain of Youth” art competition for artists 60 years and up. Show through your art what inspires and enlivens you and what keeps you feeling youthful. The show is a celebration of wisdom, experience, perseverance and the wonderful expertise inspired individuals have developed through their years of creativity. All media is accepted. The show will take place at Arrowhead’s AnneX Gallery in Old Fort. Works can be delivered in Asheville or at Arrowhead Gallery on Sept. 24 (opening reception that day is 4-6 p.m.). Go to arrowheadart.org for details and prospectus.

Join an exercise class at Black Mountain pool

Aqua exercise classes will be held at Black Mountan Pool at Lake Tomahawk in two sessions this summer, from June 22-July 17 and July 20-Aug. 14. The family-friendly classes will be from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Monthly passes are $33, and a 10-visit pass is $40. Register at blackmountainrec.com or 669-0252.

Books are half price at Swannanoa library

The Swannanoa Library will hold a half-price book sale at its continuing book sale during the Groovin’ concerts July 21 and Aug. 4 (excepted are Special Books). VHS tapes and books on tape will be 25 cents each; DVDs and CDs will be half price.