Friday, May 11, 2018

Annual Barn Tour Day in Mars Hill

Saturday, May 19 1:30pm to 7pm:  5th Annual Barn Tour Day (20 minutes north of Asheville) in Mars Hill NC. Guided bus tour of historic barns followed by a party with food & fun including a performance by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers.  
Advance purchase of tickets ($45) is required. Information and to purchase tickets, email or call Sandy at 828 380-9146.

Also, the barn month exhibit is on display art the Arts Center 152 N Main St. in Marshall through the month of May. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mountain Spirits: Old North State Winery Weekend Events

Saturday, May 12 form 5 PM - 7 PM:  

Thursday & Friday Night Chef's Table
Seats are Still Available for Reservations

Live Music Calendar
5/11 Friday- Gerry Stanek 8-10:30 pm
5/12 Saturday- Jan Britten Owen 8-10:30 pm
5/18 Friday- Matt Sickels 8-10:30 pm
5/19 Saturday- Dennis Tolbert 8-10:30 pm
5/25 Friday- Chad Barnard 8-10:30 pm
5/26 Saturday- Craig Vaughn 8-10:30 pm
Old North State Winery is located at
308 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC

Thursday, May 3, 2018

This weekend: Local music stars come together with a purpose at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville NC

May 5, 2018 - This Saturday at The Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 Pack Square, Asheville NC
Please join this very special evening for a very special cause: supporting DWT children's programming through the theatre's Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund.
Singer-songwriter Jane Kramer is joined by local favorites Free Planet Radio and Billy Cardine, Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Adding raw and inspiring talent to the program are the winners of the 2018 Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund scholarship: Nikki Forbes (vocal and songwriting), Daniel Logan (vocal), Mars Mignon (theatre), and Logan Williams (vocal). These talented high school seniors won $1,250 each to support their pursuit of the performing arts after graduation.

Tune in and Listen:
Jane Kramer, with Free Planet Radio and Billy Cardine, will be featured live in Studio B on WNCW 88.7FM, Thursday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m.

Jane's is backed by musicians that she plays with frequently and with whom she recorded her newest album, just last week: all three members of Asheville's Free Planet Radio, who are two-time Grammy winner Eliot Wadopian on bass, River Guerguerian on percussion, and Chris Rosser on guitar and piano; and special guest, virtuoso dobro player, Billy Cardine. Learn more / Get tickets
Sponsors: This performance is made possible by Performance Sponsors John & Marsha Ellis, Ann & Jon Kemske, and Duke Energy; and by Mainstage Music Series Sponsors Henry LaBrun, Dianne & David Worley, Bank of America, JAG Construction, Merrill Lynch, Mosaic Realty, and Signarama; with additional support from Media Sponsors The Laurel of Asheville magazine, Blue Ridge Public Radio, and WNCW 88.7 FM.

Win art, jewelry, entertainment packages, and more, all while supporting children at Diana Wortham Theatre through the Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S. Fund)!
The 10th annual Y.E.S. Fund Raffle features Grand Prizes, online raffling, and one full evening of exclusive raffle items.
The Y.E.S. Fund allows thousands of students, regardless of their economic circumstances, to attend shows at DWT for free.

For every $10 you spend at the Raffle, one child will be able to attend a show at Diana Wortham Theatre with their school group.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

News from Cataloochee Ski Area

More Snow, More Fun, &
Starting This Weekend...More Time to Ski!
submitted by Cataloochee Ski Area
'Tis the season and we know you are in the midst of making your holiday plans.  We're hoping a trip to Cataloochee will be at the top of your list this year! 

We are continuing to make snow as temperatures permit and today we were open for day skiing Friday from 9am-4:30pm.  Yesterday night we began skiing under the stars when we kick into our day, twilight and night skiing schedule and offer skiing until 10 each night with the exception of Christmas Eve.

Today we are open on 16 out of 18 trails with three aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating – Advanced Upper Omigosh, Intermediate Upper Snowbird Trail serviced by the Omigosh Double Chairlift, Intermediate Rock Island Run, Advanced Alley Cat, Upper and Lower Turkey Trot, Wild Cat Glade, Short n' Sweet, Lower Snowbird Trail and Lower Omigosh serviced by the Rock Island Run Quad Chairlift.  Beginners Upper Over Easy, Beginners Over Easy Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill serviced by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift, Beginner’s Luck Learning Area serviced by the Moving Carpet Conveyor lift and the Wolf Creek Hollow Teaching area on a base of 28-52" and a machine worked surface.
Tube World, located four miles from the ski area, across from Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley, opened for the season on Saturday, December 16 at 10am for tubing from 10am until 10pm.  Tubing continues daily through the holidays from 10am until 10pm each day, with the exception of Christmas Eve, when we tube from 10am until 6pm and Christmas Day when we tube from 2pm until 10pm. 

Our rental shop in Maggie Valley NC, Cataloochee Ski & Sports, is open as well.  Be sure to stop there for discounted rentals and any accessories you might need prior to your day on the slopes.

We remind you to be aware of changing ski conditions and use caution.  Natural and manmade obstacles exist and snowmaking and grooming activities are routinely in progress. Please use control and ski or ride only on designated slopes and trails.

Find more information about Cataloochee Ski Area and other NC Ski Slopes on our NC Ski Resorts Guide