April 18 This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News

Kiwanis Club seeks grant applications from local nonprofits

The Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain-Swannanoa is inviting local nonprofit organizations to apply for community service grants to fund projects or programs aimed at improving the lives of children and families in the Swannanoa Valley.      

Interested organizations should Email Carol McNally at cmercmcnally@gmail.com for a grant application.  Completed applications must be emailed or postmarked by Friday, June 28, 2019.

Completed applications sent via U-S mail should be addressed to the Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain-Swannanoa, P.O. Box 491, Black Mountain, NC 28711, Attn: Carol McNally.

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 black beans, canned mixed vegetables, Ramen noodles (beef or chicken), coffee, cooking oil, laundry soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, toilet paper, pull-ups, 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, 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.

Community Lenten Worship Series

The Swannanoa Valley Ministerial Association is sponsoring community worship services on Good Friday (April 19). The 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:

Easter Eggtravaganza 

The Black Mountain Church of God, on 116 North Fork Road, is hosting an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 20

The event, which will include hot dogs after the hunt, is for children ages 2 - 10. 

Easter sunrise service 

Tabernacle Church will host a community Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, in the paved parking lot between Mountain View Memorial Park and the front of the church. 

This year will be the 182nd time the event has been held, and a complimentary continental breakfast will follow. 

Black Mountain Planning Board to consider major subdivision 

The Black Mountain Planning Board will meet for their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at Town Hall, 160 Midland Avenue, Black Mountain, N.C.

The purpose of this meeting is to consider text amendments to duplex definitions, consider text amendments to minor subdivisions, consider text amendments to traffic impact analysis requirements and to consider a preliminary plat for a major subdivision on Padgettown Road for forty lots.

The meeting is open to the public.

And coming up...

Museum hosts historic spring tea

On Saturday, April 27, history lovers and those who enjoy the sweet and savory tastes of a formal tea will gather at “Far Horizons”- the historic Weatherford home in Blue Ridge Assembly - for a special celebration of spring.

The tea will include sweet, savory, and scone courses (with homemade jam and clotted cream!) as well as bottomless cups of freshly-brewed tea. Music duo StrathSpan will perform Scottish music with an innovative flair on fiddle and cello. A short talk will also be given by Julia Weatherford, granddaughter of Dr. Willis Weatherford, Sr., founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.

Ms. Weatherford will discuss the history of the Far Horizons home, her grandfather’s legacy and her grandmother’s life. With this event, Far Horizons - completed ca. 1940 - will be open through a special one-time arrangement with the Weatherford family and Blue Ridge Assembly. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Tables of eight can be purchased by members for $175. Advance ticket purchase is required at swannanoavalleymuseum.org/events

Aging veterans presentations

The Vietnam Veterans of America North Carolina State Council, the Buncombe County Veterans Council and the Charles George VA Medical Center are holding a series of presentations geared toward aging veterans on Saturday, April 27, in the Ferguson Auditorium at AB Tech. 

The presentations begin at 8:30 a.m and include discussions about healthcare, survivors' benefit programs, burial at state and national cemeteries and more. Pastries, coffee, juice and water will be provided and the event runs until 1 p.m. 

For more information contact Thomas Whetstine at thomas.whetstine@yahoo.com. 

Dementia Friendly WNC hosts public meeting

Dementia Friendly WNC will host a public meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the Black Mountain Library.

Interested residents are welcome to come learn about the work this organization will undertake in the Swannanoa Valley to help educate area businesses and others on how best to make people living with dementia fell welcome and a part of the community.

Fundraiser at Victory Baptist Church

Victory Baptist Church, on Vance Avenue, will host a fundraising breakfast, yard sale and bake sale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27

Swannanoa Community Yard Sale

Dozens of sellers and hundreds of buyers will come together from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, for the bi-annual Swannanoa Community Yard Sale in the parking lot of the Swannanoa Ingles at 2299 U.S. Hwy. 70.

Seller spaces are approximately 10 feet x 15 feet and cost $10 to reserve. For information and reservations, call (828) 581-9707 or email SwannanoaYardSale@gmail.com. Sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), www.SwannanoaFANS.org.