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Thomas Chapel serves up fish/chicken dinners

Get some down home cooking Thursday-Friday, Oct. 12-13 at the fish or chicken dinner sale at Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 124 W. College St., Black Mountain. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The menu includes potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and dessert (no sandwiches). The cost is $10 dinner, $12 combo. Call 669-2221 for delivery. 

Charles Frazier book is next up for book club

The Swannanoa Valley Museum Book Club's October read, just in time for Halloween, is Charles Frazier’s Appalachian-noir novel, "Nightwoods." The club meets to discuss the book at 11:30 a.m. Friday, ​Oct. 13 at the ​Black Mountain Public Library. 

The Swannanoa Valley Museum Book Club meets regularly to read a list of titles that span fiction, nonfiction, poetry and prose related to local interest, history, and Appalachian heritage and culture. Meetings are free. Join other history and literature enthusiasts to discuss themes, opinions, and more. For more, contact 669-9566 or volunteer@swannanoavalleymuseum.org.

"Freud's Last Session" winds up this weekend

Tickets are available for "Freud’s Last Session" presented by the Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. The show stars Kelley Hinman and Matt Lutz and is directed by Callan White. Tickets are $20 for shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13–14. The matinee is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. There will be a period of discussion following the matinees.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is at 225 W. State St. For tickets and information, contact 669-0930 or blackmountainarts.org.

Black Mountain Home for Children holds annual Fall Festival

Black Mountain Home for Children will hold its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Highlights include free games and inflatables for the kids, a silent auction with 150-plus items, live music, barbecue by Butts on the Creek, wagon rides, a car and Jeep show, Ridin’ on Faith Ministries, and more. Funds raised go to support the ministry’s Every Day Fund, which meets the daily needs of children in care. Visit BlackMountainHome.org or call 828-686-3451 to learn more.

Event raises money for Christmas shoe boxes

Swannanoa First Baptist Church will hold an Operation Christmas Child rummage sale from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the parking lot of Allstate insurance on U.S. 70 in Swannanoa. The fundraiser for children's shoe boxes will have lots of treasure. All proceeds will go toward the shoe boxes.

Democrats hold meet-and-greet event at library

Democratic Precinct 34.1 is sponsoring a meet-and-greet event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at Black Mountain Library to let voters meet  Black Mountain candidates running this November. Scheduled to be there, as of last week, are Weston Hall, running for mayor, and Ryan Stone and Jeremie Konegni, running for aldermen.

Committee seeks help decorating for holidays

Black Mountain Town Square will soon be decorated for the holidays.  The Black Mountain Beautification Committee coordinates the decorating and will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall.  The committee invites residents to get involved, meet new people and help decorate for the upcoming holidays.  For more, visit blackmountainbeautification.org.

Duplicate bridge group posts results from Oct. 3

                The Lake Tomahawk Duplicate Bridge Group played at the Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain Oct. 3 and had a great time.

               Coming in first were David Hirsch and Lynda Briggs. Coming in second were Myra Schoen and Peter Schoen. Coming in third were Helen Kraus and Elizabeth Lovejoy.

                If you would like to join in, whether you are local or from out of town, email rongibson1@yahAoo.com for information.

Christian ministry seeks blankets, men's pants

Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry clients have started asking for blankets and the ministry has none. It needs blankets as well as other linens, such as towels and sheets.  It also needs small appliances (toasters, slow cookers, coffee pots, etc.).  It also needs men’s pants/jeans sizes 30 and 32 as well as men’s shoes (all sizes).  Monetary donations also welcome (send to P.O.  Box 235).  Drop off items at 101 N. Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711.

And coming up ...

Gospel quartet to put on a show

The gospel quartet "FourEver His" will present a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at Swannanoa Valley Presbyterian Church at the corner of Rockdale Avenue and Old N.C. 70. A love offering will be taken. 

Light Center holds prayer weekend

Join the Light Center on N.C. 9 south of Black Mountain for an Advance Prayer Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 10 a.m. and continuing Sunday, Oct. 29

Homer's Chapel church to have barbecue fundraiser

Homer's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church is having a barbecue fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 4 to raise money for the Homer's Chapel Gleaners Circle. The event, from 4-6 p.m., is $7 and gets you barbecue, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, roll, drink and dessert. The church is at 202 Chapel Road, Black Mountain.

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