April 25 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.

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 A-B Tech. 

The presentations begin at 8:30 a.m and include discussions about health care, 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. 

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

Sacred Circle Dance at the Light Center

Sacred Circle Dance is an easy movement meditation, set to beautiful music from all over the world, holding hands in a circle. Each dance is gently taught, no partners or previous experience required.

This event, led by Maggie Moon O'Neill, is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at 2190 NC 9, 8 miles south of Black Mountain. Suggested donation $12. All genders welcome, teens and older. Please carpool if possible, as parking is limited.

For more infomation contact Maggie at oneill.maggie9@gmail.com or check the Light Center website http://www.urlight.org/.

"As it is in Heaven" tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale now for the Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts presentation of Arlene Hutton’s "As it is in Heaven" running May 10 and 11, May 17 and 18, and May 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on May 12, 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

Set in a 1930 Shaker community in Kentucky, nine women navigate the claims of newer members of the community while wrestling with questions of trust and faith. The scenes are tied together with traditional Shaker songs and hymns. Audience members may be familiar with some of the tunes depicted in the play, such as Simple Gifts.

The show is directed by Candice Dickinson, stage managed by Genie Gunn, choreographed by Amanda Klinikowski with Marianne Lyon serving as Dramaturg. "As it is in Heaven" is produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 West State St. Tickets to "As it is in Heaven" are $20 and can be purchased by calling 828-669-0930 or by visiting blackmountainarts.org.

And coming up ...

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.

Junior tennis clinics

Black Mountain Recreation and Parks and Black Mountain Tennis Association Junior Tennis Clinics:

  • KinderTennis, ages 3-6, Tuesdays in May, 5-5:45 p.m., $30.
  • 7 and 8 Year Old Clinic, Tuesdays in May, 5-5:45 p.m., $30.
  • 9 and 10 Year Old Clinic, Thursdays in May (beginning May 9), 5-5:45., $30.

Register at blackmountainrecreationandparks. For more info, 828-669-2052.