Sept. 28-Oct. 4 in the Swannanoa Valley

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Downtown merchants to hold sidewalk sale

On Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  several Black Mountain merchants will be holding a sidewalk sale. Participating merchants will be offering deals on new merchandise, as well as vintage, slightly used and unique items. 


Runners can avoid injury with this workshop

Jason Gulley of Black Mountain Physical Therapy will offer a free workshop for runners, "Tips to Prevent Injury, " at Vertical Runner from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2.  Space is limited.  To register and learn more, call 669-6896.

Prostate group meets again in Asheville

Us TOO of WNC, a prostate cancer support forum for men, caregivers and family members, will meet Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St. This month Dr. Scott Sech from Victoria Urological will present promising developments in treatment. Mark your calendars for November and December for Dr. Eric Kuehn from Mountain Radiation Oncology and Dr. Mehul Bhakta from Mission Health.

There is no fee to attend. For more, contact 828-242-8410 or 

Help the pantry help the Valley’s residents

The Swannanoa Christian Ministry pantry has put out a call for donations that it will give qualifying Swannanoa Valley residents. Needed are these canned items:  red kidney beans, pinto beans, pork and beans, green beans and corn. It also needs coffee, sugar, all-purpose flour, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, toilet paper; linens including sheets, blankets, and towels; coats, diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6) and baby wipes. Drop off items at 101 N. Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain. Monetary donations designated to food are also welcome (send to P.O. Box 235, Black Mountain, NC 28711).

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Owen High reunion reunites classes 1974-80

Owen High School Class of 1977 is getting together for its 40th reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7 for various activities. On Oct. 7, the Class of 1977 invites all classmates from 1974-1980 to join them at the Land of the Sky Shrine Club in Swannanoa for some music from OHS grads and a BBQ plate for $25 per person (make checks payable to OHS Class of 1977 and send to Rose Johnson at 6 Walker Cove Road, Black Mountain NC 28711 or PayPal Link For more or make a reservation, email

Help Arc of Buncombe County celebrate anniversary

The Arc of Buncombe County, which serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is celebrating 60 years of work by inviting the public to its anniversary party 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at the Asheville Event Center, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. The $250-for-two tickets include drinks, a silent and live auction and dinner, along with a raffle entry to win a $6,500 diamond package. There will be music and dancing. To buy tickets or learn more, call 828-253-1255 or visit

Tickets on sale for "Freud's Last Session"

Tickets are now on sale for "Freud’s Last Session" presented by the Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Written by Mark St. Germain and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, the show stars Kelley Hinman and Matt Lutz and is directed by Callan White.

Tickets are $20. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6–7 and Oct. 13–14. Matinees are 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 and 15. Discussion will follow the matinees. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is at 225 W. State St. For tickets and more, call 669-0930 or visit

Support Hand in Hand before Owen High's homecoming 

Hand in Hand will sponsor a fundraiser during Owen High School’s homecoming, Friday, Oct. 6. Come eat with Hand in Hand before the game and support Hand in Hand as it supports students in the Swannanoa Valley. The meal will be homemade chili or soup, cornbread, crackers, dessert and drink. Serving time is 4-7 p.m. at Grovestone Baptist Church.

UR Light Center announces latest events

Charley Castex presents an “Afternoon of Spiritual Insight” on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-5 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 8, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky leads “Toning for Peace and Transformation” from 2-4 p.m. 

Black Mountain author Larry Pearlman facilitates a two-hour workshop, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 on “How Can I Find My Bliss So I Can Follow It?” From 2- 4 p.m. that day, Odilia Forlenza leads an “Introduction to Reiki Energy” and a healing circle. 

Black Mountain musical artist Marina Raye presents “Choosing Love,” a live concert Sunday, Oct. 15 from 3-5 p.m. For more and tickets, contact the UR Light Center at, 669-6845