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Inviting all Bridge players

Whether you're a "lapsed" duplicate player or an enthusiastic social player, please consider visiting our Duplicate Bridge group down at Lake Tomahawk Tuesday evenings. To learn more, call Roger at 828-200-2539.

Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry needs 

A current list of needs at the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry: canned corn, canned pork and beans, canned red kidney beans, canned mixed vegetables, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and men’s jeans. Monetary donations designated to food are also welcome (send to P.O.  Box 235). Drop off items at 101 N. Ridgeway Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

Celebrate Recovery meetings

Are you or someone you know struggling with anger, codependency, eating disorder, love & relationship addiction, physical-sexual-emotional abuse, alcohol, drug of other forms of addiction? Celebrate Recovery, which meets every Tuesday evening at Mountain View Church on 2221 North Fork-Right Fork, features inspiring teaching and testimonies of God’s healing power by our family in recovery.

Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. with a free meal, before worship, testimony, or lessons begin at 7 p.m. Small groups take place at 8:00 p.m. for open share and 12-Step studies,before dessert is served at 9 p.m. Free child care is available. For more information contact Connie at 669-1981 or Jeanie at 669-4146.

Poker night at the VFW

VFW Post 9157 is hosting Wednesday night poker night. The weekly tournaments are open to the public, with the first one beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a 9 p.m. tournament. 

Lou the Commander will cook dinner plates and dinner is $5. A $5 credit will be awarded to the winner of each tournament.

Fairview Preschool hosts open house

Fairview Preschool for ages 2 - 5 is holding an open house for the 2019-20 school year from 10 - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20; Monday, March 25; Wednesday, March 27 and Friday, March 29. Call the school at 828-338-2073 to schedule a class visit.

Community Lenten Worship Series

The Swannanoa Valley Ministerial Association is sponsoring Community Worship Services for the Wednesdays of Lent and on Good Friday. Each service begins at noon and lasts for about 30 minutes. A light lunch follows each service (with the exception of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday). An offering will be taken at each service for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries' "heating fund." All are invited to these services which help us to prepare ourselves for our holiest day of Easter. Each event will begin at 12 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

March 20 - Montreat Presbyterian Church & Montreat Conference Center (In Upper Anderson Hall)

March 27 - Tabernacle/Swannanoa UMC (at Tabernacle UMC)

April 3 - Warren Wilson/Black Mountain Presbyterian churches (at Black Mountain Presbyterian)

April 10 – First Baptist Church Black Mountain

April 19 - Good Friday Service, First Christian Church (No Lunch)

Preventing and treating memory problems focus of discussion

Cathryn Harbor, MD, will give a talk entitled "Neuroprotection: Functional Medicine Approach to Preventing and Treating Memory Problems” in the Assembly Room at Givens Highland Farms beginning at at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22

Dr. Harbor graduated from the UNC School of Medicine in 1992 and did part of her residency training at MAHEC. She is board certified in family medicine and functional medicine. 

Book club to meet for discussion

The Community Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the L. Nelson Bell Library at Montreat College will meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the library.  The book to be discussed is "America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie." 

This carefully researched novel tells the untold story of Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph, who became her father's protector and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death. 

As tragedy and poverty threaten the family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining his political legacy.

Jane Sewell will be the discussion leader. Everyone is invited to attend.

And coming up...

Falconry demonstration lands at Black Mountain Library

"Falconry: Sport of Kings" will be presented at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, by falconer Eric Harrold, who holds a masters degree in Biology from UNC Charlotte. Harrold will bring his hawk Harris with him to the demonstration. 

The event is free, and open to all ages. For more information call the Black Mountain Library at 250-4756 or email blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. 

Sign up for youth and adult tennis

Black Mountain Recreation and Parks and Black Mountain Tennis Association will be offering their 13- and 14-year-old Junior Clinic on Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45 p.m., beginning April 2. Clinics for 11- and 12-year-old children will be held on Thursdays, from 5 - 5:45 p.m., beginning April 4. Call 669-2052 for more information.

Adult (beginning) Tennis classes will begin April 3, 6-7:00 for 6 weeks. Register at TryTennis.net.

Help clean up our town this spring

The Black Mountain Beautification Committee will be holding their annual spring Litter Sweep from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Orange trash bags will be provided. and safety vests and gloves will be provided while supplies last. 

Once filled, orange bags can will be left at the curb for the town to pick up. If you or your group would like to participate, please contact Anne Dale at ahdale17@gmail.com or visit the website at blackmountainbeautification.org.

Spring litter sweep coming up

Help clean up our town this spring!  The Black Mountain Beautification Committee will be holding their annual spring Litter Sweep throughout town from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Orange trash bags will be provided. Safety vests and gloves will be provided while supplies last. 

Once filled, orange bags can will be left at the curb for the town to pick up. If you or your group would like to participate, please contact Anne Dale at ahdale17@gmail.com or visit the website at blackmountainbeautification.org

Cholesterol and pre-diabetes risk screening 

Givens LifeMinistries will screen for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and glucose from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Swannanoa United Methodist Church, located at 216 Whitson Avenue. 

The blood sample will be collected by finger-stick and fasting the night before is required. The cost of the test is $15. 

To set an appointment call 696-5284. 

 

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