Oct. 18-24 This Week

Black Mountain News
This Week

Get around LEAF traffic by avoiding these roads

LEAF Festival organizers suggest motorists not attending the festival avoid Old N.C. 70 between Owen Middle School and Lake Eden Road from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 and 2-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 when festival campers and attendees will be arriving for the festival. LEAF, held Oct. 19-22 at Lake Eden and Camp Rockmont on Lake Eden Road, has community passes and day tickets on sale at

Broad River VFD Auxiliary holds annual chili dinner

On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m., have dinner at the Broad River Community Center on 46 Broad River VFD Road, Black Mountain. Dinner includes homemade chili, a fresh hand-tossed salad, a big baked potato (white or sweet), drink and dessert, all for a suggested $5 donation.

Church invites all to 32nd anniversary celebration

The Parish at Church of the Incarnation will celebrate its 32nd anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 22 at its 10 a.m. and with a covered dish lunch at 2 p.m. in the pavilion at Lake Tomahawk.  Join them for the service and lunch, or just stop by the pavilion from 2-5 p.m. for cake and music.  Listen to 100.9-FM WHSP Radio, or call 669-2320 for additional information.

Ten Thousand Villages benefits BM Counseling Center

Ten Thousand Villages Montreat will host its second annual shopping benefit for Black Mountain Counseling Center from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15 percent of sales to the center, with the goal of raising enough money to provide a family or individual with subsidized counseling for three months. 

During the benefit hours, center staff and board members will be available to provide information and answer questions about the center.  

Library holds next in mystery series

The Friends of the Black Mountain Library offers the fourth installment of its “Let’s Talk About It” book series Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.  This series, focusing on mysteries, continues with a discussion of "Burn Marks" by Sara Paretsky.  Visiting scholar Sue Ross will provide background information to enhance understanding of the book and its meaning.

Several copies of this book are available for check out at the Black Mountain Library for participants in this program.  To get a copy and register for the program, stop by the library.  Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended.  There is no fee to register.

The series will continue until Nov. 6 with a program featuring a different book and visiting scholar every two weeks . The programs will be held in the Education Room of the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St.  For more, email

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book.

Montreat book club talks about Supreme Court justices

The Montreat Community Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the L. Nelson Bell Library at Montreat College will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Archives Room of the Library. 

The book to be discussed is "Sisters In Law" by Linda Hirshman.  The book chronicles the careers of the first two women to serve as justices of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the way their lives and legal philosophies complement and contrast each other. 

The discussion will be led by Ouida Taylor.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Duplicate bridge group posts results from Oct. 10

The Lake Tomahawk Duplicate Bridge Group played at the Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain Oct. 10 and had a great time. Coming in first were David Hirsch and Lynda Briggs. Coming in second were Elizabeth Lovejoy and Helen Kraus. Coming in third were Lee  Wilcox and Julie Wilcox.        If you would like to join in, whether you are local or from out of town, email for information.

Celebrate Recovery also has meeting for veterans

Celebrate Recovery featuring inspiring teaching and testimonies of God’s healing power is holding a “Welcome Home Veterans” special open-share small group for men led by a veteran for veterans on Tuesday, Aug. 29, with a visiting choir.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening at Mountain View Church, 2221 North Fork-Right Fork Road, Black Mountain. Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. with a free meal, then 7 p.m. for worship/testimony/lessons, 8 p.m. for small groups, 9 p.m. for dessert. Free child care is available. Questions? Contact Connie at 669-1981 or Jeanie at 669-4146.

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“Messiah in Montreat” rehearsals to commence  

Choir rehearsals for the fourth annual performance of “Messiah in Montreat” begin Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal at Montreat College. Subsequent practices are Nov. 7, 14, and 21 at the same time and place. The performance is 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 in Graham Chapel.  For more, see or email 

Chamber holds annual rocking chair auction

The Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce's annual "Little Town that Rocks" silent auction is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 28 at Black Mountain Town Square. Silent bids, starting at $75, will be taken until 11:30 a.m.

Rockers with photography of scenes in the Swannanoa Valley will be for sale. Be prepared to take your chair home. For more, call 669-2300.

Broad River VFRD holds annual meeting

The Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Inc. annual corporate meeting will be Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be at the Broad River Community Center located at 44 Broad River VFD Road, Black Mountain. The agenda items include annual financial review, auditor’s report, review the past years activities, future planning and election of two board members.

All Broad River taxpayers are encouraged to attend; a quorum of 25 members is required to conduct business. Come see your tax dollars working to provide emergency services to you, your property, the community and our visitors.