Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alpine Ski Center Summer Clearance - 4th of July Weekend

July 2nd- July 6th Banner Elk , Alpine Ski Center. Summer Clearance Sale this 4th of July weekend in Banner Elk. We gathered inventory from all 7 Alpine stores is in Banner Elk for one BIG sale. Find a great deal on all skis and snowboards, jackets and pants, gloves and goggles, hiking shoes and much more, with easy lay-away on all the brands you love. Come see the great selection from The North Face, Burton, Spyder, Roxy, Quiksilver, Rossignol, Salomon, 686, Mountain Hardwear and so much more. Plus there is huge savings on all summer selection of swim wear, sandals, and sunglasses. 800.854.6532 http://www.alpineskicenter.com/

Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts exhibition reception

July 11 6-8PM Bryson City, Artists’ House Gallery Too, located at 32 Everett St. Number 7 Fine Arts and Crafts Cooperative was started as a program of the Transylvania Community Arts Council and has served more than 55 artists in it’s ten years in business, helping each artist to grow and understand the retail aspect of the art and craft business through active participation in it’s Main Street Gallery. The cooperative is driven and sustained entirely by its artists membership. The exhibition will run through July 31, 2009. 828-488-1317


July 2 - Sept 20 Asheville, YMI Cultural Center. YMI Cultural Center is pleased to announce WORKING PROCESS: SCULPTURE BY ROBERT WINKLER. The exhibition, which includes models and works-in-progress, as well as finished works, traces the evolution of his signature style from 1990 to 2009. It offers a rare look at his process for developing ideas and working through design and structural problems before executing his full size works. Open Tuesday to Friday, and Saturday by appointment. 39 South Market Street Asheville, NC 828-252-4614

Freedom Fest 2009 July 4th in Bryson City

Downtown Bryson City 9am-11pm. Food,music, crafts and more. 4th of July fireworks
so bring the lawn chairs.

Music in the Mountains July 4th The Freight Hoppers

The Freight Hoppers at the Train Depot 6:30-8pm

Special Community Yoga Class in Bryson City

Special Community Yoga Class

Sunday, July 26, 2009 4:00 - 6:00 pm All donations will benefit P.A.W.S. All Levels Welcome

At the essence of Community Yoga are the concepts of Karma (action) and Seva (service). Join us for this donation based class and allow your yoga practice to be a gift of service to the animals in our community. Renee will donate her time to guide you through an active, detoxifying practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. The classroom will be warm (not hot) so please bring a towel and water. www.befreeyogaanddance.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Redeye Ramblers to Take the Stage at Stecoah on 4th of July

July 4 Stecoah. The Redeye Ramblers, a bluegrass music band from Asheville, N.C., will perform on the 4th of July at 7:30 pm for An Appalachian Evening, an ongoing summertime event that takes place at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. An Appalachian Evening features dinner and a performance every Saturday evening from now through August 29. 828.479.3364

RiverLink Supporters Needed

We only have $6,500 more to raise to complete our annual fund! Our annual fund ends tomorrow Tuesday June 30 at 5pm so if you haven't donated yet or would like to contribute more, now's the time especially with our anonymous donor matching dollar for dollar. Your $100 donation becomes $200, $500 now becomes $1000! Be part of the excitement and help us achieve our goal to raise $200,000. Donations can be made:
  • Online through our secure donation site with Visa or Mastercard. Click here.
  • You can call it in. (828) 252-8474 ext. 110 for Karen Cragnolin, Executive Director, or ext. 115 for Carrie Allen, Operations Manager.

  • https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d2/default.aspx?wid=22972

Cabin in West Jefferson

ON THE WINDFALL - 215 acres, mountain view, hot tub, DSL, stocked trout pond, marked hiking trails, elevations to 4000ft, woodburning fireplaces, big porches, awesome starry nights, secluded & private, gated community. $120-$250nt $650-$1350wk

Ashe Arts Center Exhibit

July 8 - August 8 West Jefferson - From Traditional to Contemporary Fiber artists and potters exhibit works of art together. Ashe Arts Center 303 School Avenue West Jefferson, NC 336-846-2787 http://www.ashecountyarts.org/

Brevard Vacation Homes

CHERRYFIELD MANOR. 4BD, 2BA Classic Stone Manor on 3 acres. Screened porch with rockers & table, Covered picnic area, AC, cable TV, VSH & DVD, washer, dryer, remodeled kitchen - all equipment. Serene lush setting minutes to Brevard. $150 nt, $875 wk. Discount for 2+wks.

4th of July Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase in Brevard

July 4 Brevard - Transylvania County Arts' Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase takes place in conjunction with Heart of Brevard's Fourth of July Celebration in downtown Brevard. This 3-festivals-in-1 attracts up to 15,000 people. TC Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC 828-884-2787 http://www.artsofbrevard.org/


July 2 - October 2 Asheville, The Blue Spiral. Two Person Exhibit featuring Tom Turner and Will Henry Stevens. Opening is July 2, 2009 from 5pm to 8pm. BLUE SPIRAL 1
38 BILTMORE AVE. ASHEVILLE, NC. http://tomturnerporcelain.com/

Philidor Percussion Group in Valle Crucis

July 5 Valle Crucis, summer concert series at St. John's Church - Philidor Percussion Group. Celebrate your 4th of July weekend with a talented ensemble known for combining exciting music, virtuoso musicians and theatrical sensibilities. Named after 17th century kettledrummers, Jacque and Andre Philidor, Philidor Percussion Group is primarily a chamber music group which performs music written for percussion instruments. The ensemble is comprised of North Carolina musicians, John R. Beck, Rob Falvo, Wiley Sykes, and Peter Zlotnick, who will perform pieces representing musical traditions from cultures worldwide. This will be an evening of lively fun for the whole family! 828-264-1299

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Annual July 4th Barbecue & Covered Dish Dinner

July 4 Little Switzerland. Annual July 4th Barbecue & Covered Dish Dinner, 11am-5 pm, The Orchard at Altapass, milepost 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland. 888-765-9531. http://www.altapassorchard.com/

July 4th in Lake Lure

July 4 Lake Lure. July 4th in the Mountains, day long festival, Lake Lure Town Park,

Become a fly-fishing volunteer

With so much focus during these challenging times on helping in the community, don't forget that fly-fishing can use your help! Here are just a few organizations in the area:
Trout Unlimited - http://www.tu.org/site/c.kkLRJ7MSKtH/b.3022897/k.BF82/Home.htm
Casting for Recovery - http://www.castingforrecovery.org/volunteer.html
Rivercourse - http://www.nctu.org/rivercourse.html

Annual 4th of July Fun Day & Fireworks in Franklin

July 4 2009 Franklin. Annual 4th of July Fun Day & Fireworks - Macon County Recreation Park US 441S. Activities begin at 11:00am and conclude at dark with the largest fireworks display in Western North Carolina! We hope to see you there!Contact 800-336-7829 or http://www.franklin-chamber.com/

Update for 2011:
July 4 2011   FRANKLIN   4th of July Parade    in Historic Downtown Franklin the Parade begins at  10:00 AM and continues until 1 PM

4th of July Hog Roasting in Beech Mountain

July 4 Beech Mountain 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog and Fireworks Display. Begins at 3:30 pm.

Fabulous 4th and Independence Day Parade in Hendersonville

July 4 Independence Day Parade, Main Street, Hendersonville. 11 am. 828-692-4179 Fabulous 4th of July Celebration, starts at 4 pm, Jackson Park, Hendersonville. 828-697-4884 Independence Day Parade, Main Street, Hendersonville. 11 am. 828-692-4179

4th of July Saturday night Hoe Down

July 4 Between Waynesville and Sylva, The Balsam Mountain Inn. Sara Majors and Friends from Nashville Bluegrass Music Team. Sarah Majors has been a professional songwriter since 1994. The Tennessee native has enjoyed having songs recorded in country, pop, bluegrass, contemporary folk, alt-rock, and gospel genres. For details: http://balsaminn.com/

Tuckasegee River Cleanup

June 29 Join us and help pick up trash in the River! WATR and members of the Nantahala Gorge Association will do a Tuckasegee River cleanup from Governors Island Bridge down to the horse arena. Rafting companies will supply rafts and guides for this public service adventure. Everyone should meet at 5:00 PM the Horse Arena located near the Bryson City Treatment Plant. From downtown Bryson City, go west past the entrance to Ingalls and take the first road to the right, then follow the gravel road.

Guides, rafts and volunteers will go up to bridge and go down river from there. Closed-toe shoes are required; be prepared to get wet. Other volunteers will do a roadside and river pickup along Rt. 284. Volunteers under 18 need either a guardian or a signed release available at the WATR office. It is helpful if all volunteers call and register in advance at the WATR office 488-8418 or info@WATRnc.org.

When the job is done, WATR will provide drinks and pizza at the picnic tables at the horse arena (donations are appreciated).

4th of July events in Asheville

July 3 Asheville, Asheville Drum Circle at Pritchard Park, 6:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., FREE. Good Ole Boys, at Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd, 7:30, Donations accepted.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

July 4th Red, White & Boom in Maggie Valley

Come celebrate our independence on 4th at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds from 4pm till the end. Fun and entertainment at its best.

The Orchard at Altapass on The Blueridge Parkway

The Historic Orchard at Altapass is a 101-year-old apple orchard turned Appalachian Cultural Center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. Built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908, the Orchard sits right on the Parkway.
Family fun where you can tap your toes to authentic mountain music while eating their fabulous ice cream and Orchard fudge.
(888) 765-9531
1025 Orchard Rd, Milepost 328.3.

Mountaineer Antique Auto Show July 3-5

The Mountaineer Antique Auto Show is a antique car show featuring over 40 classifications for classic cars, trucks, and street rods; a Car Corral. For the FIRST time EVER, The Mercury Club of America will be joining us to bring you a FANTASTIC show!! 1301 Fanning Bridge Road - WNC Agricultural Center.

Asheville Art Museum 60th Anniversary Party June 27-28th

The Asheville Art Museum invites you to celebrate its 60th Anniversary at a party featuring live music, signature cocktails, beer, wine and entertainment. We will take a look back at how the Museum grew to be 60 years strong, visit where we are today and glimpse into the Museum’s exciting future. Join us for an evening out and experience the transformation as the Asheville Art Museum creates an artistic evening like no other at The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville.

Friday, June 26, 2009

47th Annual Roasting of the Hog & Fireworks Display

July 4 Beech Mountain. One of the High Country's premier Independence Day celebrations. The Town of Beech Mountain, the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, Ski Beech and the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce host this event. After years of perfecting the seasonings and charcoal blends, our carolina pork barbeque and smoked turkey breast is arguably the best in the High Country. Enjoy music while dining outdoors (weather permitting, of course). And at dark, enjoy one of the best fireworks displays in the high country. Serving at 6 pm and fireworks at dark. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Fred's General Mercantile, or they may be purchased at the gate. Tickets are $15.00 per person and $7.00 for children 10 and under. Call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce at (828) 387-9283 or (800) 468-5506 for additional details.

FREE Wine Tasting in Asheville

June 27 Asheville, Hops & Vines. Exploring the Côtes du Rhône!
This week, we’ll taste three delicious wines from the Rhône valley by acclaimed producer Ferraton Père et Fils. These guys have been making wine in the valley since the 40s and with the help of M. Chapoutier have transformed their farming practices to include certified organic vineyards and biodynamic viticulture. 828-252-5275

The Inspirations Singing in the Smokies

June 29 - July 4, Inspiration Park Southern Gospel in the heart of the Smokies!
The Inspirations, 828-497-2060, www.theinspirations.com

Music in the Mountains Evening Concert Series

June 27 Bryson City. Free Admission - 6:30 – 8pm, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot
Join local favorites The Rye Holler Boys for an evening bluegrass and gospel.
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy great family entertainment in a fantastic setting!
Swain County Chamber of Commerce, 828-488-3681, www.greatsmokies.com

Abraham Lincoln & Rootabaga Stories

July 1 - August 15 Flat Rock. Abraham Lincoln & Rootabaga Stories, Wed.-Sat., 10:15 am except July 15-18..Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walk

June 26 5-9 PM Brevard. Number 7 Fine Arts and Crafts Cooperative is
celebrating their 10th year at 12 East Main Street. Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest and WSQL Radio announce HUNGER DOESN'T TAKE A SUMMER VACATION FOOD DRIVE. Bring your donations on Saturday, June 27th from 9AM-4PM to the Courthouse Gazebo.

Songcatchers Music Series

July 4:00 PM Songcatchers Music Series at the Cradle of Forestry featuring the Blue Ridge Rounders old time band. $6.00 for adults; $3.00 for youth under age 16 and holders of America the Beautiful and Golden Age passports. Call 828-877-3130 for details.

Open Mic Nite for Writers

June 29 from 7:00-9:00 PM Brevard, TC Arts building, 349 S. Caldwell St. The Transylvania Community Arts Council would like to invite all writers in the county to come share their literary works at an Open Mic Nite.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

HELD OVER - My Life in Ruins

June 26th - July 2 4:00, 7:00 Flat Rock Cinema. Final Week! PG-13 Comedy - 98 Minutes Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Harland Williams

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for "mojo") by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the world through a new set of eyes in the process.
For details: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/mylifeinruins/

America's Clogging Hall of Fame in Maggie Valley

June 27 Maggie Valley. Mini competition and clogging workshop. Clogging competitors come to Maggie Valley & the Stompin Ground from all over the USA (304) 872-5803

Music in the Mountains Series- June 27th Featuring The Rye Holler Boys

Swain County Chamber of Commerce presents Music in the Mountains
Saturday, June 27, 6:30 – 8pm, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot
Join local favorites The Rye Holler Boys for an evening bluegrass and gospel.
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy great family entertainment in a fantastic setting!
Swain County Chamber of Commerce 828-488-3681

Hot Springs Motocycle-friendly Cabins

DANCING SUN CABINS (3) Mountain and water views, hot tubs, fireplaces. Outside fire pit/washer dryer, Hiking trails, Satellite TV, Stereo Spring water, Pond, Fishing. 4 night Special - $400 Sun-Wed or Mon-Thurs. 5 nights - $500 Sun-Thurs. Motorcycle Friendly.

Junne 26th Stewartia Hike

Friday, June 26
Take advantage of this special opportunity to learn about the rare Mountain Camellias
and to see them in bloom.

Hot Springs Motorcycle Weekend

June 26 - 28 Hot Springs. This 13th annual motorcycle event is presented by Buncombe County CBA/ABATE. Live music Friday and Saturday nights as well as venders and games. Sunday will have morning services and the Biker Amassador Award. All Weekend Rally Price $25.00. (828) 645-2113

Sizzling 4th of July Sale

July 4 Bryson City. Sizzling 4th of July Sale - Nantahala Outdoor Center. Live music and lots of fun! We'll blow out summer merchandise at the Outfitter's Store so that you can finish summer with some sweet gear. Call 888-905-7238 for details

Mountain View Inn in Maggie Valley

THE CHALET. Mountain view and Spotless accommodations with a well-manicured flat lawn area for strolling or cook-out on our gas grills. Ideal for those who wish to beat the heat in a cool, relaxing, quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Hot tub and WIFI. $69-$179 nt, $390-$875wk.

Red, White & Boom in Maggie Valley

July 4 Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Grab the gang and head on down for an afternoon of fun and entertainment before the annual fireworks. 4PM - End with Fireworks.

Bed and Breakfast in Maggie Valley

BROOKSONG BED & BREAKFAST. On Jonathan Creek with mountain views. All rooms have whirlpool tubs (four are two-person), fireplaces, cable TV, 3 have direct access to shared second-story veranda, two have king beds. WIFI. See web site for Weddings. $135-$160. Details:http://www.climbeverymountain.com/maggie_valley_nc.htm

"Mark and Clark" in Maggie Valley

July 3 Maggie Valley Eaglenest Entertainment. "Original Twin Piano Twins" - Mark and Clark. **Mark & Clark enjoy meeting their fans and will sign autographs after the show.** Call 828-926-9658 for ticket information. www.eaglenestnc.com

Chevy Mini Truck Nationals in Maggie Valley

June 26-28 Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Mini Truck Southeastern Nationals. Call 423-623-4644 for details.

Singing In The Foothills in Wilkesboro

June 25 - 27 Wilkesboro. Singing in the Foothills 2009 at the Wilkesboro Raceway Park. Lifting the children with song and praise -- NOW a 3-night Southern Gospel Spectacular event! Come rain or shine! One hundred-percent of the proceeds goes to Ebenezer Christian Childrens Home. Tickets & Information (866)601-SING.

Vacation Rental in Burnsville - Spruce Pine area

TRILLIUM PLACE Mountain views with 2 BD, 2 BA. Privately owned and operated, beautiful views, fully furnished including dishes &linens, trail on site, sat.TV in great room. $85 and up per night, $350 wk with seasonal rates available. Visit: http://www.climbeverymountain.com/burnsville_nc.htm

Live Music & More at The Historic Orchard at Altapass

June 25 Litle Switzerland/ Spruce Pine area. Live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more. Every week, Wed-Sun. The Orchard is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 328.3. (828) 765-9531

Bluegrass Music Jam in Marion

June 25 - Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Free; 7-9pm, Marion Depot, Marion. For more information, call 828-652-2215 or visit www.downtownmarion.org.

4th of July BBQ Music Bash at Thirteen Moons

July 4, 2009 Bryson City, Starting at 6pm on the deck at The Nantahala Village. Live Music by “Bluegrass Lumber Company” - Full Bar available: Beer, Wine and Cocktails
$17.95 Adults, $9.95 kids 6-11, Under 5 FREE

Cold Station:
Garden Vegetables with Hummus
Carolina Cole Slaw
Garden Green Salad
Italian and Bleu Cheese Dressings
Fresh Vegetable Wraps Sandwiches

Featured Entrees:
Blackened Florida Grouper
Slow Roasted Pulled BBQ Pork
Butter Basted Corn on the Cobb
Grilled Summer Squash Medley
Assorted Hearth Baked Breads and Rolls

Charcoal Grill Station:
Hickory Grilled Chicken
All American Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Homemade Dessert:
Homemade Apple Pie with Sugar Crust
Cherry Crumble Pie
Double Chocolate Cake
Original Recipe Cookies

Come Join the Fun This Holiday Weekend!! Please Call (828) 488-2826 for Reservations
9400 Hwy 19W • Bryson City, NC 28713 www.nvnc.com

Nature Hike at Mount Jefferson

July 5th West Jefferson, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. Meet at Picnic Area at 1:00 PM Meet the park ranger for a hike into the mountain forest habitats and explore the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking on the trail Wear sturdy shoes.

Back Yard Pharmacy

July 4th West Jefferson Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Meet at Picnic Area at 2:00 PM. Learn about the history of Appalachian medicine as a Park Ranger guides
you on a 1- Mile hike and identifies many medicinal plants and their uses. Wear appropriate shoes.

Ashe County Humane Society Rummage Sale June 26 & 27

Ashe County Humane Society will be holding their annual Rummage Sale June 26 & 27 at the National Guard Armory 1175 Old Hwy 16 in Jefferson. On Friday June 26th "Early Bird" shoppers can enter the sale between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for a $5 donation. Regular Friday hours will continue from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The sale will be open Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Saturday they will also be selling baked goods for people and pets, soft drinks and other food items. Donations can be dropped off at the Armory June 24 & 25 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please call the center for further information at 336-982-4297.

3rd Annual Stand-Up Comedy Festival in Asheville

July 16-18 Asheville. Laugh Your Asheville Off Presents the 3rd Annual Stand-Up Comedy Festival - The largest stand-up comedy festival in the southeast!In only 3 years, Laugh Your Asheville Off has become the largest stand-up comedy festival in the southeast. This year’s festival will be featuring over 40 comics in 3 days at The Diana Wortham Theatre in Downtown Asheville, NC, there is something for everyone. For details: http://www.dwtheatre.com/performances/calendar/2009-2010-rentals/laugh-your-asheville-off-presents-the-3rd-annual-stand-up-comedy-festival

Hospice Benefit Breakfast in Jefferson June 26th

Benefit Breakfast scheduled for Hospice June 26
Shatley Springs’ annual Hospice Benefit Breakfast will be Friday, June 26, from 7-10:30 a.m. at Shatley Springs restaurant, Hwy 16N in Jefferson NC. Tickets are $10 for an "All You Can Eat" family style breakfast. Tickets can be purchased at the event.

Festival: Christmas in July in W. Jefferson

The best little festival in the mountains is coming up July 4 on the Back Street in West Jefferson! Christmas in July will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday July 4. Old time bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, civil war re-enactors and more will be on hand for festival attendees. Make plans to join us! Visit the festival’s website at www.christmasinjuly.info.

Performing “El Hombre Ciguena” (The Stork Man) at Dianne Wortham

July 12 Asheville, Dianne Wortham Theatre. The Asheville Puppetry Alliance presents Los Titiriteros de Binéfar, performing “El Hombre Ciguena” (The Stork Man)
A special international performance by an acclaimed Spanish puppetry company. FOr details: http://www.dwtheatre.com/performances/calendar/2009-2010-rentals/the-asheville-puppetry-alliance-presents-los-titiriteros-de-binefar-performing-el-hombre-ciguena-the-stork-man

Free beer tasting at Hops & Vines

June 26 4-7pm Asheville, Hops & Vines.

Featured brewery - Asheville Brewing Co.
Shiva IPA - A generous portion of American hops create a crisp citrus nose combined with a light, sweet finish – a well balanced beer that destroys the paradigm of an IPA

Old School Pale Ale - A very distinctive pale ale, this beer is 100% home-grown in the Western North Carolina mountains. A sweet front end belies the fresh English hops for a very earthy aroma & flavor. Just like Asheville, it plants a seed in your soul that stays with you for life.

Ninja Porter - An award winning porter of the highest order; a rich, full body cloaks a stealthy, chocolate finish. You’ll never see it coming. http://www.hopsandvines.net/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kenilworth Art Stroll

June 27 10AM - 6PM Asheville. Kenilworth artists will open their doors to the public and donate a percentage of sales to Loving Food Resources. Strollers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to any studio. Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Rd. Asheville, NC

The Third Annual Black and White Gala in Burnsville

June 28 Burnsville, 6:00pm, Mount Mitchell Golf Course Clubhouse, 11484 State Hwy 80
Burnsville, NC. A benefit event for Parkway Playhouse hosted by the Parkway Playhouse Board of Directors. Elegant Buffet dinner, Cash Bar, Silent Auction, entertainment
$75/person - Reservations Required. 828-682-4716

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bug Day at the Cradle of Forestry

June 27: Bug Day at the Cradle of Forestry; go on a bug hunt; explore a pond; see live arthropods, make a buggy craft, and explore insect interrelationships with the forest. For details call 828-877-3130.

Ashe County Chamber Member Blast

June 25 West Jefferson, River House Country Inn and Restaurant. The June “Member BLAST!”, hosted by American Emergency Vehicles, happens this Thursday at the River House Country Inn & Restaurant from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. This is a unique networking and social event (at no charge) for Chamber members and their guests. The “Member BLASTs!” in April and May were attended by 60-70 people. Several Chamber members brought door prizes, given away through a drawing. And everyone had an opportunity to participate in the “50/50” drawing for cash which is split 50% to winning ticket holder & 50% to Chamber! Tickets for the “50/50” drawing are: $1 per ticket; or $5 for each increment of 6 tickets. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks, along with a cash bar. And there will be plenty of opportunity for networking with your fellow Chamber members. Come and Enjoy!

New World Wine Dinner at Thirteen Moons

June 25 Bryson City, Thirteen Moons Restaurant at the Village. Reception begins at 6:30pm Dinner starts at 7:00pm $49.99 per person:
Lobster Ceviche with Summer Corn, Lime and Chili’s Filet Mignon Churrasco on Crisp Plantain Queso Manchego “Panini” Brancott
Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2008

1st Course
Almond Barded Chilean Seabass with Early Growth Tomato Confit and Cilantro Essence
Errazuriz, Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2007
2nd Course
Smoked Bacon and Grape Leaf Wrapped Baby Quail with Pinenut Chimichurri and Toasted Quinoa La Posta, Cocina, Mendoza, Argentina 2007
3rd Course
Aussie Lamb “Two Ways” Lollipop Rack Chops and Braised Osso Buco with Horseradish Gremolata, Celery Root Puree and Roasted Beets
Strong Arms, Shiraz, South Australia 2007
4th Course
Caramel con leche with Candied Cashews and Kumquats Quady
Electra Orange Muscat, California 2007

For reservations call: 828-488-2826

Webb Wilder at Grey Eagle

June 26 Asheville, Grey Eagle. There are roots rockers, and then there's Webb Wilder. For over 20 years, Wilder has mined rock 'n' roll's most hallowed ground, but unlike so many others, he has approached it all with a rare irreverence and wit. His self-effacing persona-a tongue-in-cheek 1950's noir character, equal parts high school principal, tent preacher, and private detective-gives Wilder's music a sense of fun and imagination often lacking among his peers. 828-232-5800

Blowing Rock Mountain Cabin - Alpine Escape

Alpine Escape - AC, jacuzzi in master, 2 king beds, porch with hammock, 2 lg decks + gas grill. All linens, stocked kit, WIFI. Family -friendly: high chair, monitor, BOB SUS jogger, gates on stairs, toys, DVDs. Rec room with sleeping, full bath, foosball, TV. PET FRIENDLY. $250-$350nt, $1300-$2000wk

LINVILLE FALLS the beauty of Nature!

LINVILLE FALLS. At the head of the Linville Gorge is the famous Linville Falls which is actually two falls: Upper Falls (50 feet) and Lower Falls (60 feet). A well used (and maintained) trail leads you in the long climb to both lower and upper falls. The climb is strenuous but the rewards are great. They have placed benches along the way for those of us needing to take the climb in stages.The view of the Linville Gorge from the upper vantage point is well worth the effort. http://www.waterfalls-guide.com/nc_linville_falls.htm

Blowing Rock Lodging - The Hemlock Inn

Hemlock Inn in downtown Blowing Rock - walk to restaurants & shops. Children welcome, Suites available, handicap room available, 18 units. $69 and up per night. WIRELESS. Family-owned & operated.

85th Annual Singing on the Mountain

June 28 Linville / Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain. The "Singing" is a day-long gathering held out-of-doors in a meadow at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Music begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day, with a break at mid-day for the sermon. Many families bring lawn chairs and picnics and make a day of seeing old friends and enjoying performances by top Southern Gospel groups. http://www.grandfather.com

Sunday, June 21, 2009

ZOO POO - Now Available!

Asheville, WNC Nature Center - ZOO POO compost for your garden...50 lb. bags for $4 and 25 lb. bags for $2 Pickup will be Saturdays from 2 - 4 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS please!
Just come by then to make your purchase. All proceeds go to projects funded by the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. http://www.wildwnc.org

Nectar Collector Day at WNC Nature Center

June 27 Asheville, WNC Nature Center. Nectar Collector Day 10 a.m. - 4 p.m GRAND OPENING OF OUR ANNUAL BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT buggy arts and crafts, face painting, fun and games. Exhibit remains open June 27th through September 7th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A visual feast for the eyes. Our walk through butterfly exhibit is a not to miss part of living in Western North Carolina. Regular admission rates apply. http://www.wildwnc.org

Grove Arcade - an Asheville Landmark

Asheville's Grove Arcade offers boutique shopping, unique dining and regional crafts in a downtown architectural wonder. The building is open daily and features an outdoor portico market. Built by E.W. Grove, the visionary and creator of the Grove Park Inn, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. The historically renovated Grove Arcade reopened to the public in 2002 as a destination featuring boutique shopping, exciting dining and regional crafts in a beloved downtown architectural wonder. A downloadable building tour is available on the website. http://www.grovearcade.com


DEEP CREEK TUBE CENTER & CAMPGROUND. Located on beautiful Deep Creek, only one mile from The Great Smoky Mountains National Forest. There are 13 cabins as well as full hook-up RV campsites and primitive tent sites. Tube rentals available to enjoy a fun-filled day on the creek. $58-$165nt, $365-$1000wk.

Deep Creek - Something for Everyone!

Not all of Deep Creek’s mile-long tubing course is fast-moving water. At the end of the upper “whitewater” section, Deep Creek widens at a deep swimming hole that provides a refreshing pause from tubing.

The Deep Creek Recreation area is just inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles north of Bryson City. There’s camping, picnicking, hiking trails, trout fishing and three beautiful waterfalls. Tubes can be rented from several vendors near the park entrance. Where else can you have a day of great fun for less than five bucks?


1-2 bedroom efficiencies with kitchens. Whitewater tubing, snack bar, fishing, laundry, game room, hiking and FUN, FUN, FUN!. $55-$105 per night. Discounts for full week. Where else can you have this much family fun for this price? We are the closest tube rental to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (right outside the parkgate) Located directly on the creek, you can walk into the Park to put in the water, ride the creek, and then exit the water on the steps near the snack bar at the end of the run. http://www.deepcreeklodgetubing.com

Pickin' On The Square in Franklin

FREE every Saturday night - Franklin's Pickin' On The Square. Bring a lawn chair out to the gazebo in down town Franklin and listen to some great music. Open mike begins around 6 pm and talented musical groups playing till around 10 pm. http://mytownfranklin.com

French Broad River: whitewater rafting close to Asheville, NC.

The French Broad River, located near Asheville, NC, is a wonderful introduction to whitewater rafting and is an adventure the whole family will enjoy. The French Broad River is the favorite whitewater rafting trip for vacationers to the Asheville, NC and the Lake Lure, Black Mountain and Burnsville, NC region of Western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

3 different trips on the French Broad River:
5 mile 1/2 day trip with lunch on the river
5 mile 1/2 day trip
Full day trip with lunch

For details and booking contact Mountain Adventure Guides - http://www.mtnadventureguides.com

Fly Fishing Guide Book

One of the preeminent guides for fly-fishing in Western North Carolina -
Western North Carolina Fly Guide by J.E.B. Hall.This book is full of great information and images. Designed to be the definitive guide to fly fishing in Western North Carolina for Trout, Bass and Musky, this book covers 76 wade and float streams in Western North Carolina as well as 21 scale maps, detailed driving directions, fishing regulations and over 275 color photographs. To purchase: http://www.fly-fishingreport.com/shoppingcart/viewitem.php?groupid=3&productid=192

Opening Night at Brevard Music Center

June 26 Brevard Enjoy an evening of light classics and pops as we kick off our 2009 season. Famous American tenor Stanford Olsen will sing favorites from opera and Broadway with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. Price : $40, $35, $30, $15 Child, $15 Lawn. http://www.brevardmusic.org

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beech Mountain Kiddo Fishing Derby

June 27 Beech Mountain Kiddo Fishing Derby, Coffey Lake, Beech Mountain. Trout fishing derby open to children ages 4-12. Free. 828-387-9283 or 800-468-5506.

Stecoah Artisans Drive About self-guided tour

June 27 Stecoah Artisans Drive About self-guided tour of artists' studios followed by silent auction at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. 828-479-3364.

Genealogy Swap Meet & Fourth Friday Gallery Walk in Brevard

June 26 5 PM - 9PM Brevard - Annual Genealogy Swap Meet sponsored by the Transylvania GenWeb Project happening along with Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. http://www.transylvaniaheritage.org

Henderson County Crafters Association juried arts & craft show

June 26 - 28 Hendersonville, Blue Ridge Mall. The Henderson County Crafters Association will host a juried arts & craft show featuring a wide variety of crafts and art forms. Fri and Sat 10 am-9 pm & Sunday 1-6 pm. HCCA sponsors three, shows each year in March, July, and October. 828-684-6097.

Chimney Rock Park Summer Birding

June 28 9AM - noon Chimney Rock Park. Summer is a time of frenzied activity for many resident birds. Park Ornithologist Simon Thompson will point out Downy, Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers who will be noisily feeding their young. Both the summer resident Scarlet Tanagers and Wood Thrushes should be singing and establishing their territories as well. http://www.chimneyrockpark.com

Four Seasons Trail "Off the Beaten Path" Guided Hike at Chimney Rock

June 27 9AM - 11AM Chimney Rock Park. Discover Chimney Rock's most unexplored trail through hardwood trees past thickets of Carolina Rhododendron and mountain laurel. Along the way, you'll learn about the plants that dwell close to the forest floor and their importance in this unique ecosystem. http://www.chimneyrockpark.com

Appalachian Evening Series Begins in Stecoah

June 27 Stecoah, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. The acoustic bluegrass “dream team” known as Balsam Range will take the stage at the historic Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County, N.C., to kick off the Center’s annual summer performing arts series. An Appalachian Evening includes a traditional Appalachian dinner and a show every Saturday evening through August 29. An Appalachian Evening was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2008. Reservations are required by calling 828-479-3364 www.stecoahvalleycenter.com.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Black Mountain Park Rhythms

June 18 - July 16, 7 p.m Black Mountain, Lake Tomahawk. Every Thursday evening all summer long enjoy live concerts with a wide variety of music styles and bands that guarantee fun for the whole family! For a list of entertainers: http://www.bmrecreation.com/SpecialEvents/tabid/753/Default.aspx

A Garden of Quilts in Hendersonville

June 25-27 9 am-5 pm Hendersonville, East Henderson High School. The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild in Hendersonville, NC, is dedicated to understanding and learning more about quilting and perpetuating this art form. We are a group of more than 200 men and women who are interested in quilting. Admission: $5. 828-693-9708. http://www.westernncquilters.org/

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Favorites Wine Dinner Menu at The Chef's Table

Waynesville, The Chef's Table at 20 Church Street now offering their Summer Favorites Wine Dinner Menu including: Austrailian Lobster and Greens Salad, Stuffed Sole, Cumin & Herb Crusted Pork Loin, Filet of Ribeye, Rum Rasin Pear Tart. All accompanied by appropriate wines.

Sunday Brunch on Father's Day

June 21 Bryson City, Thirteen moons Restaurant at the Village. Sunday Brunch
$11.95 per person – 10:30am – 2:30pm This Brunch featuring:

* Atlantic Smoked Salmon and Bagel Bar with Capers,Red Onion and Cream Cheese
* Fresh Seasonal Fruit and a Selection of Gourmet Salads
* Omelet Station made to order by our Chef
* Danish Pastries and Muffins
* Thirteen Moons Warm Breakfast Specialty
* A Fantastic Soup du Jour
* Gourmet Pasta Entrée with our Authentic Italian Sauce
* Carving Station featuring a Freshly Prepared Family Roast
* Vegetable and Potatoes
* Sensational Homemade Dessert Buffet

Children 5-11, $6.95 ~ 4 and under FREE For reservations and more information please call: 828-488-2826 Visit our website at www.nvnc.com

Father's Day Concert at the Hayes Performing Arts Center

June 21 Blowing Rock, The Hayes Performing Arts Center, 152 Jamie Fort Rd. (off Hwy 321).Asheville Lyric Opera - Father's Day concert featuring the famous works of such composers as Mozart, Verdi and Puccini, as well as tunes from the classic musical theatre and jazz canons. SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY OFFER ~ Dads get in FREE to Asheville Lyric Opera with an accompanying paying ticket. http://www.ashevillelyric.org/

Father's Day at The Nature Center in Asheville

June 21 Asheville, WNC Nature Center. Join the Western North Carolina Nature Center for Father's Day and spend some time with our animal dads. The Nature Center is open from 10 am to 5 pm and located at 75 Gashes Creek Road in East Asheville.

The first 100 dads will receive a free Nature Center coozie, courtesy of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. Sunday's "Animal Moments" educational program will focus on animal fathers and their offspring. These moments are scheduled every day at 11:30 am and 3 pm for you to learn something new about nature! For more information on Father's Day, contact the front desk at 298-5600.

4 course Wine Dinner in Brevard

June 25 7PM Brevard, Hobnob & Proper Pot. Hobnob & Proper Pot will be hosting 4 course Wine Dinner with Clos La Chance Winery of Napa Valley. Contact Hobnob for reservations at 828-966-4662. Cost is $50 per person all inclusive.

Digital Den Final Clearance Sale in Brevard

June 19-20 Brevard. Digital Den Retail Store 120 West Main St closing. All remaining inventory will be sold at or below cost including cameras, GPS, software, Leap Frog items, printers, accessories, and furniture.

Thirteen Moons Chef’s Weekend Specials

June 19
Shrimp and Watermelon Cocktail with Basil, Balsamic Redux and Shaved Parmesan

Chef’s Special Entrée
Alaskan Cod “Fish n’ Chips Tarragon and Malt Vinegar Mignonette & Crisp Potato Wedges

The Pastry Chef’s Creation
Glazed Dark Chocolate Napoleon Layered with a Light Orange Cream and Puff Pastry

June 20
Tuna Carpaccio with Wasabi Aioli and Parmesan Chips

Chef’s Special Entrée
Hibachi Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Tender Baby Bok Choy

The Pastry Chef’s Creation
Glazed Dark Chocolate Napoleon Layered with a Light Orange Cream and Puff Pastry

Thirteen Moons Restaurant at the Village, Bryson City, NC 828-488-2826
Visit our website at www.nvnc.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mountain Dulcimer Week at WCU

June 22-24 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The 2009 Mountain Dulcimer Concerts will take place in Coulter Recital Hall on the campus of WCU. Concerts begin at 7pm each evening. General admission is $12 per performance or $25 for all 3 nights. Students and those under 20 may attend for $5 per performance. Please print your confirmation and bring it with you when you pick up your tickets at the ticket booth. http://www.wcu.edu/5046.asp

4th Annual Lavender Festival in Burnsville

THE FARM ALL DAY. CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES AND SHUTTLE PARKING. 828-675-4856 http://www.mountainfarm.net/lavenderfestival.html

McFarland to host Open House in west Jefferson

June 19 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Jefferson. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary by holding an open house at their offices in Jefferson. An international publisher of reference and scholarly books, McFarland is today one of the larger publishers in the country, producing more than 350 new titles each year. The public is invited to tour the slightly eccentric building, chat with fascinating staff members, have refreshments and enjoy the company’s large art collection. McFarland is located at 960 Highway 88 West, about a mile west of the traffic light in Jefferson. Please park at their warehouse across the street at 961 Highway 88 West. Check out their website at www.mcfarland30.com.

Ribbon Cutting at Bryson City Bicycles

June 19 Bryson City - Join the Chamber in welcoming Bryson City
Bicycles in a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration to be held
Friday at 11am. Bryson City Bicycles is located at the former Video
Den on Everett Street.

For Father's Day Treat Dad to the Sunday Salon

June 21 near West Jefferson, River House Country Inn & Restaurant. Tony Williamson Duo: mandolin, guitar, and vocals. Dinner following. Our Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international "salons" of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner. If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call 336-982-2109 to reserve. http://www.riverhousenc.com

Hendersonville's Music On Main Street Concert Series

June 19 Hendersonville -he 11th annual Music On Main Street concert series will be held every Friday evening from June 5 through August 28, 2009. Music On Main Street featuring " oldies rock, beach music, variety and top 40 music. Bring a chair and enjoy the music, admission is free. (828) 693-9708 www.historichendersonville.org

Zack's Pub Features Juniper live

June 20 Little Switzerland - Their music is a mix of traditional Celtic and old-time American tunes, haunting aires and waltzes, bluesy-jazzy original songs and a few Latin-flavored surprises. Zacks Pub is located at Switzerland Cafe and General Store in Little Switzerland. For more information call, 828-765-5289 or visit www.switzerlandcafe.com.

Go Skate Day in Sparta

June 20 Sparta -Skateboarding demonstration and competition at Razor's Edge Skate Park, located in Crouse Park. (336) 372-2942

Highlands Exhibition: Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field Painters

June 18, 2009 – Aug. 15 Highlands, The Bascom. The Bascoms own 1978 Frankenthaler untitled 96-inch-high stain painting will create a vibrant centerpiece for this exhibition that will also include loans of paintings by Hans Hoffman, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitsky from museums and private collectors. This will be a celebration of not only non-objective imagery and mid-20th c. modernism, but also it pays homage to Frankenthaler herself who recently celebrated her 80th year. (828) 526-4949 www.thebascom.org

Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk

June 26 Brevard - Enjoy an evening of Art, Wine & Food in Downtown Brevard. Every 4th Friday of the month, from May through December. 5-9 pm.

Bluegrass Music Jam in Marion

June 18 7-9pm Marion – Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Free! call 828-652-2215 or visit www.downtownmarion.org.

Cherokee Food & Craft Festival

June 20 Cherokee.Cherokee Food & Craft Festival — Celebrate the history, culture and craftsmanship of the Cherokee. Come and enjoy Native American foods, locally handcrafted items, storytellers & dancers. 10 am - 4 pm. Downtown Cherokee - Stage Area 877-433-6700

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Father’s Day Brunch

June 21 Bryson City. GSMR Father’s Day Brunch — Upgraded brunch option available for passengers riding the Nantahala Gorge excursion, departing at 10:30am. Menu: Sirloin Omelets, Cheese Grits, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Hot Tea and Irish Coffee. http://www.gsmr.com

Father's Day Concert in Robbinsville- Will Rogers NOW

Will Rogers Now! 7:30 pm. Lance Brown presents this highly entertaining portrait of a gentle American hero. Will Rogers in words, theater and song. After years of study, Lance has a fascinating collection of Will Rogers' newspaper articles, radio monologues and off-the-cuff comments that still ring true today. A true step back in time with tons of laughs!
Dinner seatings at 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm with reservations required. Dinner & show - $25/adult; $13/student. Dinner only - $15/adult; $5 /student. Show only - $15/adult; $10/student.
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
121 Schoolhouse Road

Summer Concert Series Kickoff in Stecoah

Balsam Range kicks off the summer season. 7:30 pm. Dinner seatings at 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm, with reservations required. An acoustic bluegrass "dream team" with years of stage experience. Bluegrass says a lot of what this band is about, but equally important are the aspects of gospel and country music. All the fellows in the band grew up in the rich musical heritage of the Appalachian South, surrounded by culture and heritage steeped in traditions of The Grand Ole Opry.
Admission (except Doc Watson):
Adults - $10, Students (k-12) - $3 and children under 5 free
Season ticket prices (all 10 performances) are adults $75 each, students $40 (K-12).
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771
Ph 828-479-3364

8th Annual Artisans Gallery Tour & Silent Auction in Stecoah

June 26-27 10 am - 5 pm both days.
This self-guided driving tour of local studios, galleries and shops in Graham County, allows visitors to experience the beauty of the area while discovering hand-made treasures. Many of the studios also feature gardens, which will be in full-bloom for the summer tour.
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771
Ph 828-479-3364

Frugal Design Showcase Home in Hendersonville

June 20 Hendersonville. The Frugal Design Showcase Home Tour is a model home decorated with furniture and furnishings from the resale stores operated by the non-profit agencies in Henderson County. June 20 & 27, 9-6:00 both days. The Frugal Design Showcase Home will illustrate how a combination of various treasures can be used to create rooms that function well with an aesthetic style. Benefits the particating non-profit agencies. $15.00 donation 828-275-8653

Dillsboro 25th Annual Arts and Music Festival

June 20 Dillsboro. Celebrate traditional mountain crafts and enjoy lively regional musicians, dancers and storytellers at historic Dillsboro’s 25th annual Arts & Music Festival! In addition to Dillsboro’s unique shops and studios, Front Street is lined with tents featuring all kinds of art and fine crafts including basketry, pottery, weaving, quilting, woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, painting, photography and more. Coordinator: Information: call 800-962-1911 http://visitdillsboro.org/specialevents.html

27th Annual Bluegrass Festival in Cherokee

June 20 Cherokee, Happy Holiday RV Park & Campground. Bring your own chairs - Chairs may be set out on a first come first served basis after the tent is set up on Tuesday. (828) 497-7250

20th Annual Great Smoky Mountains Trout Festival

June 20 Maggie Valley. A full day of mountain style fun!Unique event celebrates the importance of mountain trout as a valuable resource to Western NC.Activities include an educational/nature expo, fly fishing demos, free kids zone, aquarium, live music, crafts and more! (828) 926-0688 mvadmin@charter.net

Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes

June 19 10AM. Join Parkway Rangers for an easy to moderate, two-hour hike on the Graveyard Fields Loop Trail. The 2-mile guided hike through a high, alpine-like valley will strat at the Graveyard Fields Overlook, MP 418.8 on the Parkway. Hikers should bring water and sunscreen, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather. Event Contact Information: 298-5330, ext. 304, or 350-3822, ext. 209

"A Night in Italy" in Asheville?

June 18 Asheville, The Grove Park Inn. The Grove Park Inn's Horizon Restaurant presents "A Night in Italy" showcasing a five course menu that explores all the flavors of Italy. A sampling of the menu includes marinated sea bean and little neck clam salad, rosemary seared loin of rabbit, grilled rack of lamb, and finishing with a strawberry tiramisu and rhubarb sorbet.

Event Contact Information:
For a reservation, please call 800-438-5800.

Father's Day Weekend at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

June 19-21 Asheville, Grove Park Inn. Give the special man in your life what he really wants—a weekend of serious fun! Forget the usual tie . . . a round of golf on our Donald Ross course will set his spirit free. Other activities include fly fishing, a grilling demo with tasty samples, a history tour, a scavenger hunt, and live music throughout the resort. Finally, we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so cap off the weekend with a fantastic Father’s Day Buffet! (800) 438-5800

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Main Street Antiques Show in Hendersonville

June 20 Hendersonville. Main Street Antiques Show with over 90 antique dealers, Main Street, Historic Downtown Hendersonville. 828-697-2022.

63rd Annual NC Rhododendron Festival

June 19-20 Bakersville ( near Bunsville). Join Bakersville to celebrate the blooming of the rhododendron at the 63rd annual NC Rhododendron Festival. Featuring a street festival, 10K run, street dance, fishing tournament, Miss Rhododendron pageant, car show, ducky derby and more.

Father's Day Weekend in Stecoah

June 19-20 Stecoah. A whole weekend of special Father’s Day activities is planned at the Stecoah Valley Center in Robbinsville. Starting at 8 am on Fri. June 19, the First Annual Stecoah Valley Center Golf Tournament begins with a captain’s choice shotgun start at the beautiful Smoky Mountain Country Club in nearby Whittier.

The celebration continues on Saturday evening with a fish fry dinner followed by the one man show, Will Rogers Now! Lance Brown presents a highly entertaining portrait of this gentle American hero in words, theater, song, with a few rope tricks thrown in. Reservations are required for dinner and the show. For details: http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/2009-05-news/Index.html

This Week at The Back Room

June 16: our dinner music continues with Eric Congdon 6:30pm No Cover
June 17: Open Mic hosted by Tony Campbell 8:30pm
June 18: Packway Handle Band 8:30pm www.packwayhandle.com
June 19: Wendy Jans 9:00pm www.wendyjans.com
June 20: Hudson K 9:00pm www.myspace.com/hudsonktoday
Wednesdays are still $10.00 pasta night in the Back Room!!!

The Backroom at the Flat Rock Wine Shoppe, 828-697-6828

Monday, June 15, 2009

$20 on the 20th in West Jefferson and ?

June 20 West Jefferson. Save the economy $20 at a time! Jacky Brown at Sweet Aromas Bakery sends along an idea currently making the rounds that if everyone in Ashe County spends $20 locally on June 20th, it will pump an estimated $2 million into the local economy. She says it would be “cool” if all local business would put up a sign promoting the idea, as she has at Sweet Aromas.

Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy at Shelton Vineyards

June 20 6pm - 9 pm. The Tams and 14 Karat Gold! Come and enjoy Carolina Beach music in our beautiful vineyard setting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy great music, food, and award winning wine! The Tams and 14 Karat Gold are always a fun group with the ability to entertain all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets visit our website or give us a call at 336-366-4724.

Father's Day in Franklin - the 13th Annual Scottish Heritage Festival

June 19 - 21 Franklin. FREE Admission & FREE Parking. 19 - Ceilidh, Scottish Musical Party and BBQ Dinner, Downtown Gazebo. 20 - Street festival with all day entertainment, clans, authentic Scottish foods, music and dancing, Pipe and Drum Bands, parade of the Tartans, border collie demonstrations, crafts, shortbread contest, children's Highland games and many other contests. 21 - Kirkin' of the Tartans, First Presbyterian Church, Church Street. For details visit: http://www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org/

Meet the Maker – Doll Maker Charlie Patricolo at Grovewood Gallery

June 20-21 Asheville, Grovewood Gallery. Long time doll maker, Charlie Patricolo, will be at Grovewood Gallery demonstrating her techniques on dolls in various stages of completion. Have a chance to meet Charlie, ask questions about her work, and be inspired by her wonderful creations. 111 Grovewood Rd. Asheville, NC 828-253-7651 http://www.grovewood.com/

Lucero at Grey Eagle in Ahseville

June 20 Doors open 8PM, Show begins 9PM. Lucero are many things. They're a band that doesn't have fans as much as they have diehards who come to every show and scream the words to every song from their "classic" albums like Tennessee and That Much Further West. To call Lucero 'Memphis's answer to Bruce Springsteen' is not a stretch. It's just how it is. Advance Tickets: 828-232-5800

Box office information: When available, advance tickets can be purchased after 5pm any night The Grey Eagle is open. Please visit our website for our calendar of scheduled events, or call 828-232-5800. Online at:

Father's Day at Chimney Rock

June 20-21 Chimney Rock Park. Make dad's day extra special by bringing him to Chimney Rock for a fun day of hiking and rock climbing. We'll even make it easy for you - by one regularly-priced adult ticket and dad's ticket is free.

Go to:
http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/events/docs/OnlineCouponSpecialDealFatherDay09.pdf to download this special coupon. Coupon must be presented to the Ticket Plaza at the time of purchase. Valid June 20 and 21, 2009.

K.Dryden Pottery Sale

June 19-20. Asheville -K.Dryden Pottery Sale. Second's and Discontinued Pottery Sale. Local handmade pottery to be sold at a huge discount. Artist needs to reduce inventory as well as offering a portion of the proceeds to a local charity supporting artists. More than 200 pieces marked to sell.Directions: Haywood Rd from 240 Turn left on Vermont Ave, sale is at the 5th house on the left.

Father's Day in Black Mountain

June 18-21 Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Gardening, art, demonstrations and flowers fill the weekend at the Art in Bloom event. June 19, a special gardening presentation on “Best Garden Plants for NC” with author Pam Beck, followed by a book signing on Sat, June 20, and a show of the garden tour plein air painters work on Sunday, June 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 828/669-0930, or look at their website at www.blackmountaina! rts.or! g, and click on Events, then Art in Bloom. No one else in western NC is doing anything like this – be sure to go by and see it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Birthday Party At The Wildlife Habitats on Grandfather Mountain

June 16 Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain. The Habitat staff has selected this date to celebrate the birthdays of all the animals in the Habitats. Join us for enrichment programs, birthday cake and other surprises! Games, Crafts and Birthday Cake Planned for the Birthday Party At Grandfather Mountain's Animal Habitats. Included with regular admission. http://www.grandfather.com/about/archive/animal_birthday.php

Raft the Cheoah River

June 20-21 Robbinsville, The Snowbird Mountain Lodge and Endless River Adventures. After nearly 70 years as a dormant river, whitewater flow has been restored to the Cheoah just below Santeetlah dam. Rated as some of the most exciting whitewater in the East, this river now boasts class I, II, III IV & V rapids. Snowbird has teamed up with Endless River Adventures to offer 1/2 day rafting trips down this beautiful section of river. Space is limited so call the front desk and reserve your spot now for the most fun you can have in a raft! 800-941-9290 or 828-479-3433 innkeeper@snowbirdlodge.com - www.Snowbirdlodge.com

BLUEGRASS MUSIC at Snowbird Mountina Lodge

June 20 around 7:30 pm Robbinsville, The Snowbird Mountain Lodge. Nothin' could be finer than to be in Carolina with a little mountain music---it goes something like that doesn't it? At Snowbird, guests gather on the porch after supper, settle into a rocker and prepare themselves for the true harmony of the mountains with The Bluegrass Partners. These fellas will serenade you with the best in mountain bluegrass and good old-fashioned humor. The show promises to make you want to stomp your feet and clap your hands! www.Snowbirdlodge.com

Freedom Fest in Bryson City

July 4 Bryson City. If you enjoy the nostalgia of small town street festivals, come to the North Carolina Smokies July 4 weekend for Bryson City’s annual Freedom Fest. The day includes a 5K footrace, pet show, kids area, “tater” cook-off, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. The festival concludes with the largest fireworks display in the Smokies at 10 pm.

Asheville’s premier gem and mineral show

June 19-21 Asheville Gem Fest Don’t miss Asheville’s premier gem and mineral show! Gem Fest features dealers from all over the world as well as kids’ activities, a great silent auction and more. Colburn Earth Science Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 828-254-7162 http://www.colburnmuseum.org/

Zahner Conservation Lecture Series in Highlands

June 18 7PM Highlands Nature Center. Highlands Biological Station Nature Center. -Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (with Ran Shaffner, Rosemary Stiefel and Gary Wein): “100 Years of Land Conservation” - The history of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust from 1883-2000. Highlands Nature Center 930 Horse Cove Road. (828) 526-2623 http://www.wcu.edu/hbs/Lecture.htm

Park Rythms begin in Black Mountain

June 18 - July 16, 7 p.m Black Mountain at Lake Tomahawk. Come and join us for our FREE concert series every Thursday evening from June 18th-August 6th. Enjoy a wide variety of music styles and bands that guarantee fun for the whole family! http://www.bmrecreation.com/SpecialEvents/tabid/753/Default.aspx

Asheville LaZoom Tour Combines History with Laughs

From April through October you can tour Asheville on the big purple bus. Definitely not your mamma's typical tour bus experience, LaZoom is Asheville's only rolling comedy tour bus. One of WNC's most unique "things to do," LaZoom's side-splitting odyssey to Asheville's favorite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long-time residents. Each tour features a knowledgeable and witty tour guide, a heavy dose of corny jokes, and slapstick characters all along the way.

So, prepare to laugh your socks off and "Get on the Bus!" 828-225-6932 http://www.lazoomtours.com/

Mount Airy Farmers Market

Every Tuesday 4pm-6pm through October 27 Mount Airy. For More Information please contact the Surry Arts Council at (336) 786-7998 http://www.surryarts.org

Saturday, June 13, 2009

2nd Annual Spring Wine Dinner

June 24 7pm Asheville at Windows on the Park. Sponsored by Asheville Wine Consulting & Girls on Grapes. $40 (tax and tip included! What a deal!) 6 wines, 4 courses: Organics, Biodynamics and Sustainability - The Greening of the Wine Industry! Tickets now on sale thru 19 June! Go to: http://www.ashevillewineconsulting.com/content/spring_paypal.htm for menu details or to purchase tickets!This dinner is co-ed and open to all wine lovers! For more information contact jessica@ashevillewineconsulting.com

Open House at Ashe Massage

June 18 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. West Jefferson. Ashe Massage Center is having an Open House. Door prizes, free massages and great food will be offered during their Open House. The first 25 people will receive a free gift! Ashe Massage Center includes massage therapists - Marjorie Shinkle, ReVonda Crow and Julie Smith, as well as Licensed Electrologist, Jane Hines. Come join in the celebration and meet all the great women at Ashe Massage Center's Open House!

Ashe Massage Center is located at 303-A East Second Street in West Jefferson. (Right next door to the current location of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce). For more information call 336-977-6272.

Church hosts chicken barbecue

June 20 – from 12 Noon-Until All Eaten. Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church will be having a fund-raising event. One-half barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw, rolls, and dessert. John Luke Memorial Building. $7.00, eat in or take out. Call 336-982-9258 for more information. “Better than finger licking good!”

Grand Opening at Foscoe Fishing Company

June 19 4:00 to 6:30 PM Boone area. The Foscoe Fishing Company and Outfitters will host a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting at their new facility. Please join us and come out to see the beautiful new store at 8857 Hwy. 105 in Foscoe.

Animal Families at WNC Nature Center

June 17th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Asheville WNC Nature CEnter. -- ANIMAL FAMILIES
Bring your family to learn about animal families you may find in your backyard and some you may never see in the wild again. Learn the names of their animal groups, the weight of their babies and when these young animals leave home. Call 298-5600 to reserve your spot

Friday, June 12, 2009

Black Mountain has Art in Bloom!

June 18-21 The Black Mountain Center for the Arts. A special event of art and flowers. The artwork in the gallery, which is on loan from regional galleries, will be complemented by interpretations of flowers by area floral designers. The fragility of the flowers dictates that the show will only last a few days. There are several ticketed events, which is a fundraiser for our local non-profit Arts Center. A Gala Preview Party on Thursday, June 18, a local garden tour on Fri/Sat. June 19-20, an Ikebana demonstration and afternoon tea on Fri. June 19, a special gardening presentation on “Best Garden Plants for NC” with author Pam Beck, followed by a book signing on Sat, June 20, and a show of the garden tour plein air painters work on Sunday, June 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 828/669-0930, or look at their website at www.blackmountaina! rts.org, and click on Events, then Art in Bloom. No one else in western NC is doing anything like this – be sure to go by and see it. the Arts Center at 225 W. State Street

Community Music Jam in Bryson City

June 18th, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Bryson City, Marianna Black Library - front lawn, weather permitting, otherwise in the library auditorium. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer - anything unplugged - is invited to join. Singers are also welcomed to join in. Or, you can just stop by and listen. The jam is facilitated by Larry Barnett of Grampa’s Music in Bryson City. The music jams are offered to the public each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month – year round. This program receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment of the Arts, which believes a great nation, deserves great art. (828) 488-3030

Marianna Black Library to show “Moosie”

June 22 3:30 PM Bryson City, Marianna Black Library. A series of wilderness adventure movies continues at the Marianna Black Library Monday, June 22nd, with “Moosie,” at 3:30 PM. The movies at the library are free to the public and projected onto an 8 X 10 foot screen, with a theater sound system. The library will also be giving away one free movie check out voucher to each patron who attends the movie. Popcorn, provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library, will be served in the library auditorium starting at 3:20 PM. For more information, call the library at 828-488-3030 or visit www.fontanalib.org/brysoncity


June 15-19 Robbinsville, Snowbird Mountain Lodge. Join longtime Snowbird guests M.C. and Jim Jerkins as they share the joy of making pottery with instruction as to how to form your clay piece, decorate it and glaze it. If you'd like, M.C. and Jim will take your work back to their studio and fire it in the kiln and then ship it to you ! No experience is necessary.... just come and have some fun with the clay ! Classes will be held Monday thru Thursday during the day with a break for lunch, hiking, napping, etc... Join us for this unique and fun workshop.

Sale prices extended through June at Cabin Fever

Now through the end of June Cabin Fever will continue many sale items with special pricing. We will be extending these SALE PRICES through the end of June and want to offer you an additional 10% SAVINGS. We invite you to shop with us and enter COUPON CODE - DC10 on the View Cart page to receive an additional 10% discount on all regular and sale prices. 915 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 828-295-0520 http://www.thecabinfeversite.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stories of Mountain Folk - A RADIO SHOW

Stories of Mountain Folk, A ONE-HALF HOUR RADIO PROGRAM OF & ABOUT WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA airing at 11am Every Saturday! WRGC 680 AM on the dial in Jackson County WBHN 1590 AM in Swain County and online at www.storiesofmountainfolk.com. Often, the wonderful old mountain stories are overlooked. Stories entertain, teach, record history, and give us a sense of place. The quality of life increases in communities
where the arts are alive and stories are told.

Sunday Salons continue at River House

June 14, the Sunday Salon series continues at River House Country Inn & Restaurant featuring their "Gallery Opening" showing the hand-built porcelain of JoLydia and Ian Craven, and music by Emile Pandolfi. Music begins at 4 p.m. and dinner follows at 6 p.m. 336-982-2109 or Visit www.riverhousenc.com.


June 13 2PM Asheville, the Folk Art Center Auditorium, Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sponsored by the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. A special natural history program sponsored by the Friends. Dr. Don Linzey, a renowned large mammal expert and professor of biology at Wytheville Community College, will speak on this fascinating topic and present a visual program. At 3:30 p.m., younger kids are invited and the Friends of the WNC Nature Center will serve up cougar snacks and hands on fun for children with some of the Nature Center's education animals.

This opportunity is offered free to Friends' members. For non-members, there will be a $5 suggested contribution at the door. Contact: friends@wildwnc.org. (828) 298-5600 ext. 308

Watauga County Lunch & Learn

June 18 Boone, Appalachian Enterprise Center, Poplar Grove Connector. Sell to the Federal Government Now! Do you want to share of $5 billion in military and other
federal purchases in North America. Join us for a Lunch & Learn, and learn about government opportunities for businesses like yours. MUST RSVP Wysteria White at 264-2225 or info@boonechamber.com by Monday June 15, in order to receive a boxed lunch.

FREE wine tasting in Asheville

June 13 3-6PM Asheville, Hops & Vines. Off the Beaten Path in Italy! Join Jessica this Saturday as she geeks out with obscure Italian varietals! This ain’t your boring pinot grigio!

2007 Pievano Orvieto Classico – A clean, crisp blend of trebbiano and grechetto made in Umbria, just south of Tuscany. This is what they drink in Italy! $11.99

2006 Le Ralle Alovini Greco, Basilicata – Only 500 cases of this delightful white were produced! Greco was brought to Italy by the Greeks and modern production renders a dry, somewhat spicy wine with beautiful flowery aromatics. $14.99

2007 Bosco Delle Cicale Freisa, Langhe – This delightful summer red comes to us from the province of Cuneo, in Piemonte. The freisa grape is an offspring of the regal nebbiolo, contributing a similar perfume of violets and a firm tannic structure. $14.99
828-252-5275 http://www.hopsandvines.net/

Asheville FREE beer tasting

June 12 4-7PM Asheville, Hops & Vines:
Jamaica Sunset West Indies Pale Ale - This is the second offering in their JAMAICA line of ales. Mad River didn't want to make another IPA like everybody else so they opted for their own version.

Steelhead Double IPA- Newest in Mad River's line up, this Double IPA is the big brother to the Jamaica Sunset IPA. Maltier, hoppier and more assertive, this one is for big beer lovers.

Jamaica Red - This beer was originally brewed for the world famous Reggae on the River festival that happens every year in Humboldt County.
828-252-5275 http://www.hopsandvines.net/

Shoji Spa offers 2 Summer Spa Packages

Shoji Spa in Asheville offers summer packages providing you the opportunity to soak in our private outdoor hot tubs, and cool off in our invigorating cold plunge. Paired with a full body massage and Shiso foot rub, you can upgrade to our Deluxe package and receive facial massage as well! Both packages use Shiso lotion that offers instant relief to aching feet. Created from aloe, jojoba, palm oils, lavender, lemon verbena and enhanced with a cooling mint essential oil blend. This lotion absorbs fast, letting the cone flower extract work to support relaxation and reduce swelling. For more details: 828-299-1999 or http://www.shojiretreats.com/

Firefly Twilight Tour; Cradle of Forestry

June 13 Brevard, Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest. Meet at the Pink Beds Picnic Area on Highway 276 in the Pisgah National Forest to learn about these fascinating insects and explore the evening woods. $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for youth ages 15 and under. Call 828-877-3130 to register and for more information.

Weekend Specials at Thirteen Moons

June 12th
Appetizer: Chipotle, Crab and Avocado Salad with Tricolor Corn Chips
Chef’s Special Entrée: Crayfish, Shrimp and Steak Ragu over Smoked Gouda Polenta Cake
The Pastry Chef’s Creation: Godiva Chocolate Mousse Parfait Layered with Raspberry
Whipped Cream and Godiva White Chocolate Liquor

June 13th
Appetizer: Tempura Shrimp with Cilantro Orange Ponzu
Chef’s Special Entrée: Lobster and Filet Neapolitan Herb Crusted Puff Pastry,
Buttery Lobster Meat and Juicy Filet Mignon Stacked in Layers Covered in Béarnaise
The Pastry Chef’s Creation:Godiva Chocolate Mousse Parfait Layered with Raspberry
Whipped Cream and Godiva White Chocolate Liquor

Sunday Brunch Buffet, June 14th $11.95 per person – 10:30am – 2:30pm
This Brunch featuring:

* Atlantic Smoked Salmon and Bagel Bar with Capers,Red Onion and Cream Cheese
* Fresh Seasonal Fruit and a Selection of Gourmet Salads
* Omelet Station made to order by our Chef
* Danish Pastries and Muffins
* Thirteen Moons Warm Breakfast Specialty
* A Fantastic Soup du Jour
* Gourmet Pasta Entrée with our Authentic Italian Sauce
* Carving Station featuring a Freshly Prepared Family Roast
* Vegetable and Potatoes
* Sensational Homemade Dessert Buffet

Children 5-11, $6.95 ~ 4 and under FREE For reservations and more information please call: 828-488-2826 Visit our website at www.nvnc.com

Youth Entrepreneurship Camp- Wilkes Community College

July 6-10 Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm and Fri 9am-1pm
Participants will be introduced to entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
Fee is $50 and includes T-shirt, materials and meals.
Register before July 1st. Only 25 slots available.
For more info call Jennifer Miller 336-846-5850

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Celtic & Alternative Folk Music- Bryson City

Saturday, June 13, 6:30 – 8pm, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot
Swain County Chamber of Commerce presents The ladies of Juniper a mix of ancient jigs and reels with original compositions.

Hike: Acid Rock Hike

June 14th Mount Jefferson State Park Picnic area. Meet at 4pm.
Amphibolite makes this particular area soil less acidic and allows
plants and trees to flourish in this region. Come discover the world of rocks,plants and flowers with us.

Eat a Dog for Charity This Friday- Bryson City

A Hot Dog that is!
Friday, June 12, 11:30am
A great way to support the purchase of supplies for both the school system and the elderly & nursing
homes for the upcoming year.
Whitney Taylor

Culinary Workshop in Bryson City

Saturday, June 13, 9am – 1pm Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center hosts this workshop
Chef Michael Gentry will prepare 15 great summer dishes from the Everyone Cooks!! Collection.

Clint Black at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel

Friday, June 12 Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel proudly welcomes Country Music mega-star Clint Black to the stage. Award winning hits like “A Better Man”, “Killin’ Time” and “Good Run of Bad Luck”.

Dusk Weaver at Summer Music in Bryson City

June 11, 7pm, Front Lawn Free Admission
Dusk Weaver is a must see unique experience with
toe-tapping and thought-provoking fun.

Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Flag Day

June 13 10AM Hendersonville, Historic Johnson Farm. Flag Day, a family event with a parade of decorated bikes, wagons & strollers, plus singing of patriotic songs), Prizes. 10:00AM, Hendersonville, NC 828-891-6585 http://www.co.henderson.k12.nc.us/teachers/johnsonfarm-web/

Local authors Jack Pyle and Taylor Reese booksigning.

June 14 The Orchard at Altapass, BR Parkway Milepost 328.3. near Little Switzerland. Hometown authors Jack Pyle and Taylor Reese offer a fine assortment of their literary works including Raising With the Moon: The Complete Guide to Gardening and Living by the Signs of the Moon. They will sign all of their works, including novels, books of humor, and books for youth. http://www.altapassorchard.com/

River Arts District Studio Stroll in Asheville

June 13-14 10AM-6PM Asheville, River Arts District. Twice a year, every second weekend in June and November, Asheville’s River Arts District opens to the public for two days of festivities known as the STUDIO STROLL. This year more than 110 artists are participating! http://www.riverdistrictartists.com/

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours provides shuttle service during the Studio Stroll! Strollers can catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studio buildings. The fare is $5.00 for an entire day—hop on and off and visit all of the studios. Trolley drivers provide narrative history of the River District during rides.

Dillsboro Arts & Music Festival

June 20 Dillsboro, Front St. in Dillsboro, 10 am - 5 pm. All the quaint shops are open and the streets are lined with tents featuring artisans demonstrating all kinds of traditional crafts including basketry, weaving, quilting, pewtering, and carving. It's a walk-about day with a gracious plenty of food available in the restaurants or from the street. http://dillsboronc.info/events.html

VIVA! Festival Latino Americano!

Jun 13 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Jackson Street, Downtown Yadkinville . Celebrate a culture within a culture in the Yadkin Valley. Featuring ~~ Hourly music and dance performances including Colombian and Azteca dancing, traditional Hispanic folk dancing, Flamenco, and children's dances.Open-air market with jewelry, handicrafts, clothing and more - No admission fee. http://www.yadkinarts.org

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Business Before Hours in Brevard

June 19 from 8 AM to 9 AM -Brevard at 32 East Jordon Street West. Enjoy breakfast and conversation over coffee with your fellow Chamber members. Don't miss the opportunity to win one of the great door prizes! Just to name a couple-a $50 Visa Check Card, and 4 sets of 4 tickets to the Asheville Tourists baseball games!

This Week's Music at The Back Room

June 9: Flat Rock, The Back Room at the Flat Rock Wine Shoppe. Anon Dixon Day continues our Tuesday dinner music 6:30pm.

June 10: Open Mic with Tony Campbell 8:30pm

June 11: Bluegrass series continues with Lance Mills 8:30pm www.myspace.com/lancemills

June 12: Big Daddy Love 9:00pm www.myspace.com/bigdaddyloveband

June 13: Marvin King and the Blues Revival 9:00pm. www.myspace.com/marvinking

www.flatrockwineshoppe.com 828-697-6828

Victory Party fo Asheville's Beer Win

June 26 Asheville at the Orange Peel. Help Asheville celebrate its East Coast Beer City USA title with victory party at the Orange Peel. The Beer City Bash—sponsored by Bruisin’ Ales, The Orange Peel and Mountain Xpress—kicks off at 8 p.m. All beer served at the event will be locally brewed.Tickets are $10 per person (ages 21 and older). Admission includes two nine-ounce craft beers, a raffle ticket for door.

Parade of Homes in Ashe County

June 10, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a special Parade of Homes hosted by Active Realty. Lunch will be served and $1,000 will be given away during the day. For a map and homes included go to : http://www.activerealtync.com/newsletters/0609.htm

Monday, June 8, 2009

Shelton Vineyards Wine Specials

Special promotion good through June 30 FREE SHIPPING!

Additional current specials:
2004 Yadkin Valley Port Was $192.00 NOW $150.00/Case (12 bottles)

Heart Healthy Reds (4) 2005 Cabernet Franc, (4) Syrah, and (4) Madison Lee Red Was
$146.00 NOW $108.00/case (12 bottles)

White Wine Special (3) Madison Lee White, (3) Chardonnay Bin 17, (3) American
Riesling, and (3) Sauvignon Blanc. Was $142.50 NOW $96.00/case (12 bottles).

Sorry, free shipping does not apply to any of these case specials. 336-366-4724 Order online: http://www.sheltonvineyards.com/default.aspx?shelton=80&ddlCat=8

Dugout Bar Movie Night in Highlands

June - October in Highlands at the On the Verandah. Classic Cinema-lines you know by heart! Movie night 3rd Tuesday of the month! Time: 7:30 p.m. Compete for the Championship and win prizes! Dugout Trivia Night 2nd Wednesday of the month
Compete for the Championship and win prizes! Time: 7:30 "Light Fare" available in The Dugout Spirits & Wine Bar daily from 4 pm. http:www.ontheverandah.com

Highlands Playhouse begins their 71st season

June 18 - July 5 in Highlands at the Highlands Playhouse. Summer theatre has been a part of Highlands for 71 years at the Highlands Playhouse. The 2009 season begins with The Taffetas.A tribute to the girl groups of the 1950's, THE TAFFETAS pay tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes. Spend an hour and a half with THE TAFFETAS and their three piece band and remember what Sunday night television was like on your 12-inch black and white screen! 828-526-2695
362 Oak Street http://highlandsplayhouse.org/Home_Page.html

Golf at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

One of Golfweek Magazine's "America's Best" in 2005. Play a little piece of history on Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa's par-70 golf course. Originally opened in 1899, the course was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1924. Experience spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains just below the crest of Sunset Mountain on this impeccable course. 290 Macon Ave. | Asheville, NC 28804 800/438-5800 ext. 1012 | 828/252-2711 http://www.groveparkinn.com/leisure/golf


June 11, June 26 Robbinsville, Snowbird Mountain Lodge. Step into the Snowbird Lodge kitchen for a Tapas cooking class on June 11 or our popular Grilling & Smoking class on June 26 - just in time to put those skills to work for sizzling summer barbeques! Class space is limited, request a spot when you make your reservation. For more information visit our Website Snowbirdlodge.com phone: 800-941-9290 or 828-479-3433
email innkeeper@snowbirdlodge.com

Annual Cherokee Voices Festival

June 13 10AM-5PM Cherokee. In Their Own Cherokee Voices Living history. Basketry, pottery, finger weaving, carving and flint knapping demonstrations. Storytelling, traditional music, flute music, gospel music in Cherokee language, Indian dinners, traditional dance including the Warriors of AniKituhwa. Cherokee telling their stories in their voices. As part of its charge to preserve and perpetuate Cherokee's rich history and culture, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, together with the N.C. Arts Council, is sponsoring the annual Cherokee Voices Festival on the lawn at the Museum. http://www.cherokee-nc.com

Riverlink Announces Winner of the June Save the French Broad River Raffle

June Asheville, RiverLink and Asheville Adventure Guide are pleased to announce the winner of the June prize package for the Save the French Broad River Raffle is Sharon Fahrer of Asheville. Sharon and her husband Vic, both long time RiverLink supporters and volunteers, will enjoy the great prizes in the June package including Asheville Outdoor Center river trip for 2, Climbmax Bouldering Packages and gift cards to Black Dome and Second Gear outfitters. RiverLink is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental donate image revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to work, live and play. http://www.riverlink.org/

June Featured Fishing Guide at Curtis Wright Outfitters

June - Asheville, Curtis Wright Outfitters. Richard Witt began fishing as a young boy in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for species that included trout, bass, walleye, steelhead and salmon. Formerly a professional musician, Rich's musical groups were conveniently booked near a number of the country's finest fly fishing destinations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming enabling him to fine- tune his fly fishing skills. As a guide and instructor for our fly fishing, fly tying and casting classes, Richard has a great passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge and experience from the 40+ years he 's been fishing (20 of which have been in WNC and Tennessee. Read more about Richard at: http://www.curtiswrightoutfitters.com/

Balsam Mountain Inn's Songwriters In-The Round

June 20 Waynesville / Sylva area, Balsam Mountain Inn. Bill LaBounty and Bobby Tomberlin, and Jon Michaels. They started in their early teens, guitars in hand, each taking their own path. Tomberlin interviewing the likes of Waylon Jennings, Jonny Cash, and Tammy Wynette to co-writing Diamond Rio's #1 country hit "One More Day",.

LaBounty early on recording with RCA records to being a GRAMMY award winner with 25 BMI awards including 10, yes 10, "Million Performance" awards;

Jon Michaels writing music that "is surprisingly moving" and tender "devoid of the practiced artifice of major label country products".

"IN-THE-ROUND" songwriters shows provides you a casual and intimate evening with these AWARD WINNERS. TO PURCHASE TICKETS Call (800) 224-9498. For more information www.BalsamMountainInn.com 800-224-9498 local 456-9498 68 Seven Springs Drive P.O. Box 40 Balsam NC 28707

SUSHI NIGHT at Thirteen Moons

June 10 Bryson City, Thirteen Moons Restaurant at The Village. SUSHI NIGHT Offering assorted rolls, nigiri and hand-rolled varieties. Also Join us nightly from 5-6pm for our EARLY BIRD MENU Choice of soup or salad, 5 entrees, Vegetable and one side dish.
For reservations & More information, please call: (828) 488-2826 www.nvnc.com

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Toe River Studio Tour

June 12 - 14 Spruce Pine - Burnsville. On this three day weekend, over a hundred artisans open their studio doors and welcome the public to see their workplaces. Some years the weather is mild, yet invigorating, other years, the skies fill with clouds and the rain is enough to make us grateful we aren't shoveling the precipitation. Either way, the studios are warm with welcome. Some even offer food and drink. For the first time, the tour has been expanded to include Friday, June 12, from noon until 4. And the times extended on Saturday and Sunday from 10 until 6 pm. http://www.toeriverarts.org

Blowing Rock Charity Saddlebred Horse Show

June 11-14 Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve. Come and see the Glitz and Glamour,
the Chrome and Polish, of the fancy, high stepping American Saddlebred! They aren't called "The Peacocks of the Horse Show World" for nothing! The gates open at 8 AM. Come see our facility, shop our vendors, and enjoy the beautiful early mountain Summer. http://www.blowingrockequestrian.com/

Man of La Mancha at Flat Rock Playhouse

June 10 - 28 Flat Rock Playhouse. Tickets can also be purchased by
calling our on-site box office Local: (828) 693-0731 Toll-free: (866)732-8008 Or visit: http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/ticketinfo/index.php

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Grandfather Mountain - Guests Can Now Get A Glimpse Of What The Finished Top Shop Will Look Like

The look of the Top Shop changed a lot in May as the walls are beginning to go up and the floors are in on all three levels. Masons have begun putting the rock face on one small section of the first floor as a sample of things to come, and the entire site is buzzing with a sense of progress being made after a long, cold winter.

Meet the Maker – Doll Maker Charlie Patricolo at Grovewood Gallery

June 20-21 Asheville, Grovewood Gallery. Long time doll maker, Charlie Patricolo, will be at Grovewood Gallery demonstrating her techniques on dolls in various stages of completion. Have a chance to meet Charlie, ask questions about her work, and be inspired by her wonderful creations. free - 111 Grovewood Rd. Asheville, NC

Voices Lift in Praise at Cherokee's Inaugural Gospel Weekend

June 12-14 Cherokee. The Crabb Family Reunion, Multi-Platinum Grammy Winner Jars of Clay to Perform. Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, local and internationally recognized Christian groups will converge to share the "Good News" through song at the first-ever Cherokee Gospel Jubilee at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds in Cherokee, N.C. Cherokee to Give Away $1,000 to a Lucky Church

Free skating available at Skate Zone - West Jefferson

June 9 West Jefferson. The Skate Zone of West Jefferson is holding a FREE night of skating on Tuesday from 6 - 9 p.m. Free skating is available for everyone in the community at Freedom Night. This is a family event and a special speaker will bring the message. For more information, call 336-846-3232.

Mount Jefferson Nature Hike - West Jefferson NC

June 6 West Jefferson, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. Picnic Shelter at 2:00 PM
Hike with a park ranger and discover the natural world of Mt. Jefferson. We will walk along the ridgeline and view the distant peaks as we explore this mountain’s natural beauty. Please wear sturdy shoes for this hike of discovery.

Mountain Music Jamboree

June 6. Glendale Springs. Featuring The Neighbors Bluegrass Band. Buffet available 6-7:30 p.m. and the music show is 7:30 p.m. Mountain Music. Jamboree is in a fine old big tin-roofed building in Glendale Springs (9331 NC Hwy 16 S) - call owner Arvill Scott for directions at (800) 803-4079. And remember to"Sit and grin or join right in!" Visit their website at www.mountainmusicjamboree.com.

Sunday Salons are back at the River House Country Inn & Restaurant!

June 7 West Jefferson, The River House. John Stewart - pianist, author, biographer,genealogist, raconteur - "A Life in Music". Music starts at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. For more information visit: website at www.riverhousenc.com

Saturday Night Dinners at the Folkestone

Bryson City - Each Saturday evening, the Folkestone becomes a bed and breakfast and dinner for registered guests. Add a delicious gourmet meal to your reservation. $29.95 per person; $21.95 for vegetarian selection. Menus will vary. Here is a sample menu:

Crab Cakes with Fresh Herb Remoulade
Baby Spring Greens Salad with Vinaigrette
Fresh Home-baked Bread
Grilled Ribeye Steak* with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes, &
Roasted Asparagus
(*Grilled Portabello Mushroom for vegetarians.)
Fresh Coopers Creek Trout prepared several ways by the chef
Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Whipped Cream, topped with Dark Chocolate Shavings
Folkestone Inn
101 Folkestone Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713

Beach Music: Mark Roberts and Breeze in Mount Airy

June 12 7:30 PM Mount Airy at the Blackmon Amphitheatre located across from The Andy Griffith Playhouse. Admission is $10.00. For More Information visit www.surryarts.org or call 336-786-7998.

Fly Rod Blow-out Sale in Asheville

Asheville - Curtis Wright Outfitters now offers a full line of fly fishing products for sale online. CWO is having a Fly Rod Blowout featuring this Thomas and Thomas Helix - 8'6" 3/4 weight fly rod. Visit our online store at

Friday, June 5, 2009

Danny Bernstein does book-signing at Chimney Rock's National Trail Day

June 6 Chimney Rock Park. As part of National Trails Day on Saturday, Danny will be signing copies of her book at Cliff Dwellers from 2-4pm. At 3pm, she'll discuss her hiking adventures across North Carolina and beyond. You'll have an opportunity to ask her about her favorite hikes. In Danny Bernstein's Hiking North Carolina's Blue Ridge Heritage she lists 66 day hikes, ranging in length from one to thirteen miles. Each trail description includes clear maps and detailed directions, mileage and elevation gain, trail highlights, fees and hiking regulations, and even books and movies related to each hike location.

Watauga County Lunch & Learn in Boone

June 15 Boone, Appalachian Enterprise Center, Poplar Grove Connector. Sell to the Federal Government Now! Do you want to share over $5 billion in military and other
federal purchases in North America. Join us for a Lunch & Learn, and learn about government opportunities for businesses like yours. MUST RSVP Wysteria White at 264-2225 or info@boonechamber.com by Monday June 15, in order to receive a boxed lunch. Seating is Limited, make your reservation today…

Win a Free Two-Night Golf Package in Whittier

Whittier, Smoky Mountain Country Club. Win a Free Two-Night Golf Package for Four People at Smoky Mountain Country Club, Located in the Beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina.10 Free Golf Packages Will Be Awarded. Your opportunity to vacation at the premier destination golf resort in the North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains for free could be yours upon submitting your registration to win. To register go to:
http://giveaway.carolinamountaingolf.com/ 828.497.7622

Go to Fly Fishing School in Asheville

June 13 Asheville, Curtis Wright Outfitters. Our fly fishing school is designed to give aspiring anglers the tools they need to be successful on the water and enjoy their first fly fishing adventure.

These Fly Fishing Schools provide classroom and outdoor based sessions focusing on; *an overview of fly fishing equipment,*trout species,*habitat, *entomology,*knot tying,
*reading the water, *an introduction to fly tying session,
*casting instruction, and an *on-stream fly fishing session

If you are interested in one of our classes or schools please call
877-450-3474, Email CurtisWrightOutfitters@gmail.com

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sculpture Stroll in Black Mountain NC

June - December Black Mountain. To celebrate our valley’s heritage in the arts, the town of Black Mountain is pleased to present a “Sculpture Stroll” running now through December 2009.

Custom sculpture is showcased at various outdoor sites throughout the town,
featuring artists such as Julia Burr, Julia Stout, Dan Howachyn, Tekla, Carro, Dave Taylor, and Marty Cain.

The public is invited to an opening event featuring live music on Thursday
June 18, 7 p.m. at Lake Tomahawk Park, which joins in with the kick-off for this year's Park Rhythms. For more information, contact one of the coordinating organizations: Black Mountain Town Beautification Committee, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain Recreation and Parks.

June Special - Highlands NC

June Special - Highlands, Mountain High Lodge and Highlands Suite Hotel. Valid: June 5 – 30, 2009 - Book now and receive…20% Off at Mountain High Lodge and Highlands Suite Hotel! Call Mountain High Lodge at 1.877.438.9880 or Highlands Suite Hotel at 1.877.553.3761 for reservations or book online today!*No other discounts apply. Not valid on current reservations. Based on availability and double occupancy. Beat the Heat Special Valid: July 5 – 31, 2009 Stay 2 nights and receive the 3rd Night Complimentary. http://www.mountainhighlodge.com/

Shear Madness in Blowing Rock

June 10 - 28 Blowing Rock, Hayes Performing Art Center. Discover why more than 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, an uproarious salon-set whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor, the play, which Time magazine calls "one of the best-kept successes in show business," incorporates the latest media scandals and local news items. Plus, since the audience plays sleuth, Shear Madness is delightfully different every time you see it. Produced by the Blowing Rock Stage Companyh in collaboration with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center . 828-295-9627

Wine Tasting this Saturday - Asheville NC

June 6 from 3-6pm Asheville, Hops & Vines. Spanish Reds! Inexpensive and delicious! What more can we say! 2006 Carro Tinto, Yecla - This one is a blend of monastrell, syrah, tempranillo and a touch of merlot. Spicy, earthy and meaty! $10.99 2007 Reinart Tempranillo, Castilla - Old world style tempranillo - dry and dusty! $9.99 2007 Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon, Castilla - This is a beautiful, full, dry rosé from a female winemaker! $12.99 797 Haywood Rd - 828-2520-5275

Free pint night this Friday - Asheville NC

June 5 4-7pm Asheville, Hops & Vines. For this Friday’s beer tasting we’ll be featuring Pisgah brewing - not just samples but a 5 gallon keg of Pisgah Pale Ale! We want to show our appreciation to all of our loyal customers for your support in the last two years. So come in this Friday and have a pint on us! Homebrewers are welcome to bring homebrew to share; I’m bringing a small keg of Munich Dunkel and a Dusseldorf Alt bier to share. Cheers, from all of us at Hops & Vines. 797 Haywood Rd - 828-2520-5275

Remarkable Monday Special for June

During the month of June, We want to Knock the Blah Out of Mondays. Raft the Nantahala River on a Monday and we'll knock the prices way down. Children under 12 yrs of age raft for HALF on guided & guide assisted trips. Monday discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts and are available only for new reservations during the month of Jun, 2009. You must ask for the "REMARKABLE MONDAY SPECIAL" at time of reservation. For more details visit: http://www.rollingthunderriverco.com/Nantahala-River-Rafting-Information.cfm

Learn to Grow Your Own Food - West Jefferson

June 5 10:30 AM Ashe County. Join in a community of newcomers, local growers and kids producing food in containerized “front porch” gardens. Anyone can participate. Learn growing secrets handed down through time. Meet folks in the area and gather information about sustainable living. You’ll receive 2 large growing pots, soil, plants, organic fertilizer… all you need to grow your own tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers or basil. All is free and join us for a Fish Fry to follow. Call Rob at 977-1377 to sign up.

Weekend Specials at Thirteen Moons, Nantahala Village

June 5 - 7 Bryson City, Thirteen Moons Restaurant at the Village.
Friday, June 5th
Confit Duck and Braised Vegetable Egg Rolls with Citrus Soy Glaze Sauce
Chef’s Special Entrée
Arugula Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Tomato Relish
The Pastry Chef’s Creation
Baked Alaska - Three Flavors of Ice Cream on Homemade Cake with Toasted Meringue

Saturday, June 6th
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Pecan Butter
Chef’s Special Entrée
Bacon Wrapped Twin Lobster Tails with Cheddar Cheese Grits and Roasted Corn Succotash
The Pastry Chef’s Creation
Baked Alaska Three Flavors of Ice Cream on Homemade Cake with Toasted Meringue

Sunday Brunch Buffet, June 7th $11.95 per person – 10:30am – 2:30pm
This Brunch featuring:

* Atlantic Smoked Salmon and Bagel Bar with Capers,Red Onion and Cream Cheese
* Fresh Seasonal Fruit and a Selection of Gourmet Salads
* Omelet Station made to order by our Chef
* Danish Pastries and Muffins
* Thirteen Moons Warm Breakfast Specialty
* A Fantastic Soup du Jour
* Gourmet Pasta Entrée with our Authentic Italian Sauce
* Carving Station featuring a Freshly Prepared Family Roast
* Vegetable and Potatoes
* Sensational Homemade Dessert Buffet
Children 5-11, $6.95 ~ 4 and under FREE

828-488-2826 Visit our website at www.nvnc.com