Sunday, December 30, 2007

    Town Hall Meeting

    The NAACP is holding a town hall meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, for people to express grievances with the city of Asheville, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 4:30 p.m.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    UUCA is located at 1 Edwin Place (at the corner of Edwin and Charlotte Street), in Asheville.

    Thursday, December 27, 2007

    Tiny Green House

    Tiny Green House is an Asheville blog I recently became aware of. The website description reads:
    "from a life in Suburbia to 3 years of Permaculture Sustainability in the Georgia woods, and now to an Urban setting, follow the adventures of me, Isabel, and my "Permaculture on the Cheap" farmer/partner, Bob as we try to have fun while creating a lifestyle with a light footprint in the city of Asheville, NC"
    Go read about their life in a little "green" renovated 1925 Bungalow in West Asheville, NC.

    The house is really coming along nicely. WELCOME to Asheville!


    Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Solstice Celebrations


    * Winter Solstice celebration, 4-5:30 p.m., The Botanical Gardens, 151 W. T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville. Song and dance, spoken word, a science lesson and shared silence. Rain or shine. Donations encouraged. Presented by Earth Celebrations, an unaffiliated group of artists, gardeners, and others who co-create public gatherings of participatory song and dance, spoken word, science lessons, and shared silence. We co-create in order to deepen our vision and remember our responsibility on Earth and our place in the cosmos. For more information, call 254-0943, e-mail, or contact Cathy Holt, (828) 216-8708.

    * Comes The Sun: The Midwinter Rite, 7 p.m. Mystic Journeys’ Sacred Space, 333 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. A love offering will be collected for the use of the space, and CERES is collecting canned foods for MANNA. For more information, call 230.5069.


    * Winter Solstice celebration, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, Montreat Road, Black Mountain. “Roots Down Deep: Coping with the Long Nights and Longing for Light,” led by H. Byron Ballard. For more information, call 669-8050.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    Raging Grannies Caroling, and a Partidge in a ...

    From the INBOX:

    The SAG (street action group) has made a plan to go to the Asheville Mall on December 22nd. We will meet at Earth Fare parking lot in the Westgate Plaza at 1pm and shuttle in for our action at 2pm.

    Our unified message will be "STOP BUYING BUSH'S WARS".

    I believe we will not be allowed in the mall with signs but if a bunch of people wear shirts with the message, it would have an impact. Make your own shirt or bring a shirt, we will have a template.

    We have also thought of carrying shopping bags with body parts hanging out of them. We will pass out flyers and the Raging Grannies will be caroling with alternative holiday tunes.

    Any ideas or comments you may have, call Kindra at 696-5218.

    Hope they have a good turnout

    Friday, December 14, 2007

    Christmas Jam

    Grammy-winning rock hero Warren Haynes is home for the annual sold-out Christmas Jam on Saturday night at the Asheville Civic Center.

    The pre-jam show: Friday night (December 14) at The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. It’s sold out, but you can listen at home 6-11 p.m. on WNCW-FM/88.7.

    Tickets are gone for the 2007 Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Dec. 15 at the Asheville Civic Center. The concert, hosted by Grammy-winning Asheville native Haynes, features such stars as Jackson Browne, Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby, Stockholm Syndrome, G Love and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Haynes’ jam rock band Gov’t Mule also plays. The concert will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

    Warren and his wife, Stefani Scamardo, just dashed over to London to catch the Led Zeppelin reunion show before heading back here for Friday night’s pre-jam at The Orange Peel and the Saturday night main show at the Civic Center. And Dec. 28-31, Haynes and his band Gov’t Mule play the Beacon Theatre in New York.


    Tuesday, December 11, 2007


    Spiritex is a sustainable clothing warehouse that offers the finest quality fabrics, apparel, and home products made from organic cotton, hemp and bamboo fibers.

    61 1/2 N Lexington Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 254-8949

    Sunday, December 09, 2007

    Aluminum Tree Museum

    Located near Asheville in Brevard, North Carolina, this is the world's only museum dedicated to the preservation and public display of vintage aluminum trees.