Dec. 13 This Week in the Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain News

Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry needs 

A current list of needs at the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry: We still have a desperate need for blankets of all sizes; also need sheets (all sizes), linens, towels, hats, scarves, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, toilet paper, disposable razors, deodorant, and soap.  Monetary donations are also welcome (send to P.O.  Box 235).  Drop off items at 101 North Ridgeway Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

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. 

Christmas in Swannanoa Concert

A concert for the Swannanoa Welcome Table will feature music by Jason DeCristofaro and other musicians at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15

The concert will take place at the Swannanoa United Methodist Church on 216 Whitson Avenue in Swannanoa. The event is open to the public and all donations will benefit the Swannanoa Welcome Table. 

"A Christmas Pudding" tickets now available

The Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts presents A Christmas Pudding by David Birney at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16.

The production is a celebration told in songs, stories, poems and tales by Dickens, Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Shaw, Longfellow, St. Luke and many others collected with a host of traditional carols and holiday songs.

Tickets are on sale now for $20 and available by calling 669-0930 or online at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State Street. 

Holiday potluck at the Lakeview Center

The Lakeview Center for Active Aging will host a Holiday potluck at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. The event will feature music by the Presbyterian Hand Bell Choir. 

Wrap holiday gifts away from curious hands and prying eyes

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the Education Room in the Black Mountain Public Library will be open 2 - 6 p.m. for you to wrap your presents.

The library is providing large tables, tape, and scissors, but you must bring your own wrapping paper. 

We’ll also have seasonal music and treats. No registration required. For additional information, call 828-250-4756 or visit our Facebook page @blmtlibrary

Celebrate Recovery hosts free Christmas breakfast

Celebrate Recovery hosts its annual free Christmas Breakfast for Dinner meal at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 and invites the public to join. CR features inspiring teaching and testimonies of God’s healing power by our CR family in recovery from a variety of “hurts, habits and hangups."  

“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. Beginning and Advanced CR 12-step-studies are ongoing.

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, followed by worship/testimony/lessons at 7 p.m. Small groups meet at 8 p.m. Free child care is available. Contact Connie at 669-1981 or Jeanie at 669-4146 for more information.

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