BLAINESWORLD #756, Section 12A (NC)

Last Asheville SCORE seminar of the season

Saturday, March 26
Topic: Salesmanship
Time: 8:30 a.m.-12 Noon

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Fresh Preserves, the Bluegrass Musical at the Folk Art Center (70E and the Blue Ridge Parkway) . . . April 1, 2 @ 7:30 pm and April 3 @ 2:30 pm. . . . Tickets $15 and $10 (students) . . . at the door or call 689-1384. No reserved seats. General admission only. . . . if you missed it in January, here’s your chance to catch it . . . or see it again . . . it’s that good!


The Runaway Circus & Loose Cabooses present… Portal Party Circus!!!

Asheville’s own Runaway Circus & the Loose Cabooses will be presenting their 5th annual community circus at the Odyssey School in Asheville, the first two weekends in April. This year’s show, entitled Portal Party, paints a magical picture of the exciting things that can happen when a mysterious gift arrives at the most boring birthday party in the world! The show will be jam packed full of acrobatics, juggling, clowning/slapstick, puppetry, trapeze, a live band, and many other talents to explore partying, sci-fi style. This is a fun, family-friendly show for all ages.

The Runaway Circus and the Loose Caboose performance troupe is a homegrown Asheville ensemble that has been providing quality, affordable entertainment for the Asheville area community for 5 years. The annual winter circus incorporates everything from unicycling to slapstick, belly dancing to magic and is performed to live music from the circus band, itself an extraordinarily diverse and talented mix of musicians . The all-volunteer group got its start a few years ago as a way for this talented group of friends to creatively fight off the winter doldrums. The original group has now expanded to include a team of 30 artists and a small acrobatic dog named Sophie. The group welcomes members of the community of all skill levels to participate in the circus (who are referred to as the loose cabooses). Their mission is to entertain, inspire and give back to the community with their breathtaking and comic performances. In that spirit, the circus will be donating proceeds to 4 local non profit organizations the evening of April 2. Those organizations – Asheville Bike Recyclery, Asheville Prison Books, The Free Range Kids Co-op and The Open Umbrella Project will be present that evening to provide folks with info about their wonderful projects!

Come join in the fun!! Sunday, April 3, there will be a fun filled circus parade meeting up at Pritchard Park and parading to the Odessy School to the tunes of the circus band! The parade will be met at the Odessy School with a pre-show performance by 23 Skidoo and the Pond Brothers! The parade meets at 12pm at Pritchard Park and leaves Pritchard Park at 12:30.


April 1& 2… 7pm

April 3….2pm pre-show, 2:30 CIRCUS!

April 8 & 9… 7pm

April 10… 2pm

Tickets are available at the door for a $10 suggested donation, but in line with the troupe’s belief of providing affordable, quality entertainment to the community, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Time Saturday, April 2 · 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location Asheville Crowne Plaza- Overlook Room
1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC

More Info Join Amazon Herb Founder John Easterling and his wife, Olivia Newton-John (yes, that one!) for a special free event where they will be sharing their knowledge about using Amazon herbs and nutrition for better personal and planetary health- free samples and tons of fun!

Register online at or by calling (800) 835-0850. Bring your friends, it’s going to be epic!


Noises Off, put on by Mars Hill students and directed by Bill Gregg . . . . at Owen Theatre on the Mars Hill campus . . . April 7, 8, 9 @ 7:30 pm and April 10 @ 2:30 pm . . . Tickets $8.00 and $5.00 (students). No reserved seats. General admission only. At the door or call 689-1239.. . . NOTE: The student productions never fail to delight. This comedy promises to be a real winner.


Hand Me Down: 2 Evenings of Music, Theater, Story & Dance April 15-16th

Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm – April 16 at 10:30pm
Diana Wortham Theatre At Pack Place

Join us for an exceptional evening of colorful dance, uplifting music, engaging story- telling and comedic skits in the community performance of Hand Me Down, Bestowing Our True Inheritance Through Life, Lessons and Legacy directed by Barrie Barton. Plan to attend, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at The Diana Wortham Theatre, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available:

via Cynthia or call 633.1049
also: at The Enchanted Forrest, Malaprop’s Bookstore and Di…and Wortham Theatre. For more information;, 828 6581217.

The performance features two works by choreographer Barrie Barton. Ms. Barton’s work, evoked through the spirit of collaboration, invites you to genuinely delve into the compelling complexities and joyous reminiscences of our Home and the Legacy we receive from those before us and to those who follow. Based on the lives of 38 community members, choreographer Barrie Barton distills the collection of stories and movements into a passionate and poignant interpretation that conveys a universal message.

With a bold and dynamic delivery, actor Frank Marshall performs “City Limits,” a captivating story by Colson Whitehead. The story illuminates how the legacy of our hometown bears witness to our lives Adding to the ambiance of the evening are local singer songwriter Daniel Barber and comedic actors Amy LaDeroute and Tebbe Davis, playing an endearing elderly couple recapturing the nostalgic memories of their long lived life.

The cast and crew invite you to experience a spicy, eclectic blend of real-life stories with physically expressive choreography that are both humorous and deeply engaging. Come join with us as we unfold our lives and experiences in ways that are certain to be provocative, entertaining and promise to make real the humanity we all share: truly community at it finest.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Bereavement Center at CarePartners Hospice. This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, an agency of the department of cultural Resources with additional funding from local arts Councils in Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey Counties.


Your truly will next be presenting on Monday, April 18
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Montreat College Asheville Campus, 330 Ridgefield Ct, Asheville, NC
Topic: Positioning: How to differentiate yourself from the competition

If you’d like to attend as my guest, send an email to: and put APRIL 18 in subject line.

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