This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Annual doll show is at the WNC Ag Center

The Land O’ Sky Doll Club will hold its annual fall doll show from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the WNC Agricultural Center.

October blood drives to be held locally

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives from 1:30-6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road and from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Montreat College, 310 Gaither Circle.

To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

‘Willy Wonka’ is on for Roots family night

Roots & Fruits Market is have a family movie night from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25.

It will be showing the family classic Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Bring a blanket. Donations accepted. Roots & Fruits is at 151 S. Ridgeway Ave. in Black Mountain.

Carver Center workouts push participants

Insanity Morning Workout at the Carver Center sounds intimidating, but modifications are available for all fitness levels, whether you are 20 or 70. The workouts are from 6:45-7:15 a.m. and cost $5 per drop-in or $50 for 12 classes.

Insanity workouts push participants to new training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results and more efficient metabolism. Contact Jen Marsh at jenmarsh@event or 552-1302 for more.

Meet a candidate for BM aldermen

Black Mountain aldermen candidate Rachel Halbert Allen is having a meet-and-greet event from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Lake Tomahawk. A light supper will be served.

Museum hosts history trivia night at brewery

The Swannanoa Valley Museum hosts another lively round of history trivia at Pisgah Brewing at 4 p.m., Sept. 27. The free event is a fun way to learn about local history while supporting Buncombe County's nonprofit museum of local history.

The trivia challenge will test local historic know-how, while offering a chance to win prizes and enjoy fine craft beer and food.

Teams of four to six contestants will collaborate to answer eight rounds of questions. A grand prize will be awarded to the winning team.

Everyone 21 and older is welcome to participate or watch. Pisgah Brewing is at 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain. For more contact info@swannanoavalleymuseum or 669-9566.

Quilters are back at it

Come and join the workday for quilters who would like to learn about quilting while they make quilts for the Linus Project (quilts for hospitalized and traumatized children).

They will meet on Friday, Sept. 25 from 1-3 p.m. on the lower level of the Lakeview Center at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain.

No experience is necessary.

Fabric has been donated and experienced quilters are available to teach and help out.

There is no charge. A sewing machine is not needed.

However, projects can be taken home to be finished. Call Sara Hill at 664-0974 for more.

Early rummage sale at Thomas Chapel

Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have a rummage sale Sept. 26 beginning at 8 a.m. at the church, 124 W. College St., Black Mountain.

Max Woodcock Bridge Club results

Three and one half tables last week resulted in the club’s using a Howell rotation; in that game, all the players in the room test their skill against everyone else. Coming in first with a strong finish was Helen Kraus and Joan Tolley (regular readers of this little article will remember seeing those ladies as frequent winners). Second was claimed by Peter and Myra Schoen, and third went to Linda Briggs and Ron Gibson.

The group plays every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Contact Walt Tolley at 669-4563 to join in.

Laughter Yoga returns to BM Yoga

Laughter being the best medicine, Black Mountain Yoga is holding Laughter Yoga from 2-3 p.m. Sept. 27 with Karin Steinhaus.

Also at Black Mountain Yoga, a Healing Gong Meditation will be held 6:e45-7:45 p.m. Oct. 1.

Used book sale to benefit local charities

The Good Books for Good Works used book sale at St. James Church, 424 W. State St., Black Mountain will be noon-6 p.m. Sept. 24, noon-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26 and noon-4 p.m. Sept. 27.

The event benefits local charities.

There will be a coffee bar with available homemade goodies.

Class of ’95 has October reunion

The Owen High School Class of 1995’s 20-year reunion will be Oct. 2-3. On Oct. 2, there will be a tour of the high school at 6:45 p.m., followed by the game at 7:30 p.m. (a section will be reserved for the reunion).

On Oct. 3, there will be a picnic at noon on the front lawn of school (bring your own picnic lunch and yard toys).

That night, all are invited to the Ale House from 7 p.m. until.