June 14 This Week in Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley

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This Week

Play Texas Hold'em at VFW Post in Black Mountain

VFW Post 9157 at 165 Cragmont Road south of Lake Tomahawk invites the public to join veterans for some Texas Hold'em. The first game is at 7 p.m., the second game is at 9 p.m.. It's free to play, and the post has the cheapest beer in town. Arrive 30 minutes early to earn bonus chips.

Beautification committee invites you to join

Have a green thumb?   Even if you don’t, the Black Mountain Beautification Committee can use your help.   The committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall.  Come learn what the committee does throughout the year. Meet new people and get involved.  For more, visit

Broad River ice cream social supports community center

Broad River Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting an ice cream social and family fun auction Sunday, June 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the Broad River Community Center, 44 Broad River VFD Road, Black Mountain.  Many flavors of ice cream and toppings will be available for your donation. There will be more than 50 auction items available.  Auction tickets will be $1 for 5 tickets. Choose what you wish to bid for. Winners will be chosen by random draw.  All donations will be for the community center.

Duplicate bridge group posts results from June 5

The Lake Tomahawk Duplicate Bridge Group played at the Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain June 5 and had a great time. There were two winners. Coming in first for North/South were Suzy Harter/Lynda Briggs. Coming in first for East/West were George Ackerman/Dan McGaughey and Larry Pearlman/Bob Kelly. The game is free on Tuesday night, and if you would like to join in, whether you are local or from out of town, email for information.

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Unitarian Universalist congregation presents uplifting concert

Matt Watroba is an inspiring performer with an almost magical ability to turn any audience into a choir. His songs and stories lift up people, who leave feeling better than they did when they got there.

Watroba is a regular staff member at the Swannanoa Gathering during Traditional Song Week. He's coming to town early for a special concert Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, 500 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. The suggested donation $15 to $20, but no one will be turned away. 

Tickets at the door. For information or to help with the show, contact:

Celebrate Recovery offers women offsite ministry training

On Tuesday, June 26, Celebrate Recovery offers women an evening of special offsite ministry training. Celebrate Recovery features inspiring teaching and testimonies of God’s healing power for people in recovery. “Welcome Home Veterans” is a special open-share small group for men led by a veteran for veterans. “Broken Chains” is an outlet for bikers to combine their love of riding with their need for recovery.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening (except June 26) at Mountain View Church, 2221 North Fork-Right Fork Road, Black Mountain. Meetings begin with a free meal at 6:15 p.m., then 7 p.m. for worship/testimony/lessons, 8 p.m. for small groups (open share and 12-Step studies), 9 p.m. for dessert. Free child care is available. For more, contact Jeanie at 669-4146.