This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Biltmore Estate is holding four job fairs

Biltmore’s human resources department will host four job fairs at Biltmore Career Center, located at 2 Hendersonville Road in Biltmore Village.

Biltmore is looking to fill positions within its lodging, food and beverage, outdoor adventure center, security, event logistics crew, guest relations, parking and transportation, ticketing, retail and winery teams. Four fairs will be held as follows:

  • Lodging: March 1, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Food & Beverage: March 6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Outdoor Adventure Center, Security, Event Logistics Crew: March 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Guest Relations, Parking & Transportation, Retail, Ticketing and Winery: March 15, 1–5 p.m.

Attending participants will have the opportunity to speak with hiring managers about available positions and learn more about career opportunities. Representatives from the departments will also interview applicants onsite during the event. Interested candidates should complete an application prior to attending the event at and should bring a résumé.

A complete list of current openings on each of these teams is available at For more, contact Biltmore Career Center at 828-225-6122 or

Owen High bands put on a spaghetti dinner

The bands at Owen High School are hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 3 at St. James Episcopal Church to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Atlanta. Enjoy a delicious meal, complete with live music by student small ensembles. Advance tickets are $7 each (or four for $25), available from any band member, or contact At the door the evening of the event, tickets are $10. Eat in or take out. Vegetarians accommodated.

Prostate cancer support group meets in Asheville

Us TOO of WNC, a prostate cancer support forum for men, caregivers and family members, will meet Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St. This month Dr. Edward Reilly of Fairview Chiropractic will speak. There is no fee to attend. For more, contact 828-242-8410 or

Get your cholesterol checked Wednesday

Givens LifeMinistries will provide cholesterol screening from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 at Swannanoa United Methodist Church, 216 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa. The cost is $15. Fasting the night before is required. With a finger-stick blood sample and blood pressure check, you’ll have your total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, ratio and glucose results in five minutes. Counseling with a register nurse is available. Cash or checks only. Call 686-5284 for an appointment.

The Lake Tomahawk Bridge Group played at the Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain Feb. 21 and had a great time. The group plays every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with anywhere from three to five tables and has a great time socializing.

Listed below are the pairs and their scores:

  • Lynda Briggs/Dot Kaylor 62.50 percent
  • Roger Fenna/David Hirsch 59.38 percent
  • Elizabeth Lovejoy/Dan McCaughey 59.38 percent
  • Myra Schoen/Peter Schoen 37.50 percent
  • Helen Kraus/Walt Tolley 31.25 percent

New players, both local and from out of town, are always welcome to join. Email for more.

Art Center’s Clay Studio offers two classes

Learn the art of incising on clay with original or transferred designs on Wednesday, March 8 from 4-6 p.m. Instructor Mathilda Tanner will guide the classes at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts Clay Studio. Beginners are welcome. Materials and tools are provided. On Wednesday, March 15 from 4-6 p.m. learn how to finish and glaze your incised design. The cost is $40 each session. For more, call 669-0930.

And coming up ...

New theater production looking for actors

The Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, located at 225 W. State St., is holding open auditions for its May production of “The Queen of Bingo” on Sunday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Scripts readings will be provided. Director Kay Wise-Denty is looking for two women with good comedic timing, age 50-plus, and two men any age, one who can do an Irish accent and one with a rich “broadcaster” voice. Those interested in assisting behind the scenes are also welcome.

Call Wise-Denty at 361-463-1471 or the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at 669-0930 for more.

The Front Porch community Theatre project is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant by the NCArts Council, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.