BLAINESWORLD #770, Section 12B (NC)

Kim in North Carolina:

Celebrate July 4th w/ Blue Ridge Orchestra Concert @ White Horse 7:30 pm!
Location: White Horse Black Mountain
Time: ‎7:30PM Monday, July 4th


Carole in North Carolina:

We’d love for you to join us. It will surely be a fun, enjoyable, and memorable evening! Contact me for advance tickets. You can also purchase them online at – On-line tickets have a $1.00 surcharge per ticket. You can also download the flyer at –

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Come to the Center for Spiritual Living Asheville, Friday July 15th, for a wacky evening of entertainment and laughter and enjoy a hilarious pageant within a play spoofing the 1950’s show Queen for a Day. The play consists of the pageant contestants, who are men expressing their feminine side, sharing their sad (but funny) stories in order to win the hearts of the audience. The audience selects the winner! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Show starts at 7:00 pm but come early for a little pre-show fun to support the Light of Wisdom School and enjoy a light dinner of hot dogs/veggie dogs or pasta, chips & a drink starting at 6:00 pm. The Light of Wisdom School will also have concessions and baked goods available for purchase.


Please join us on Tuesday, July 12 at The Crowne Plaza Resort for the second Asheville Buzz meeting!

7:15 a.m. — Registration
7:30 a.m. — Networking & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. — Marketing and Social Media Toolbox for Serious Impact with Dawn Crawford (BC/DC Ideas), who will be joining us from Raleigh!
9:00 a.m. — Meet the Speaker

About the featured program:
Many businesses and nonprofits have a marketing and social media plan, but are you getting the most out of your efforts? Sure you’ve fired up your email list, started a Facebook page and maybe even uploaded a few YouTube videos, but now what? Learn how to maximize your marketing and social media strategies with high-impact ideas and tools to create a sustainable plan that brings dollars in the door.

Click here to register and purchase a ticket to the July 12 meeting ($15):

This series is open to the public. Registration ends Thursday, July 7. We invite you to forward this message to a friend!


Michelle in North Carolina:

Leadership Asheville Seniors—a learning and civic engagement program offered by the NC Center for Creative Retirement—will meet on Wednesdays this fall from September 14-November 9. Learn about our community’s most pressing issues and needs and how you can lend your expertise to address them. Hear from community leaders and meet at interesting venues. For example, last year we heard from Mayor Bellamy in City Council Chambers; we learned about the Blue Ridge Parkway from Parkway Superintendent Phil Francis at Parkway Headquarters. The class has just 35 spaces that fill up fast. Cost is $400 per person which includes lunches. Contact program director Michelle Rogers at for more information.


Saturday, July 2 @ 7:30 & 10:00 . . . This weekend, our resident improv wizards Mondy Carter and Karen Stobbe, with the regular cohorts Josh Batenhorst and Tom Chalmers (of Santaland Diaries fame) will invade the stage for a special weekend presentation of their fantastically popular improv series, Reasonably Priced Babies, at the Magnetic Field in Asheville. We’ll be doing two shows, at 7:30 and 10:00, and tickets are the ridiculously low price of seven bucks! You can (and should) buy them in advance by clicking:


It took Hoke Coleburn and Daisy Wertham 25 years to come to an amicable understanding of one another — what most would call friendship. You are invited to a front seat drive with two of Alfred Uhry’s most memorable characters.

Hendersonville Little Theatre’s third production of the 2011 season will be the acclaimed Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry.  Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, the play is a warmhearted, humorous, and affecting tale of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man.  Daisy Wertham is a rich Jewish widow of seventy-two.  After she totals her car, her son Boolie insists she have a chauffeur.  Boolie hires Hoke Coleburn, an unemployed, thoughtful black man who suspects that Miss Daisy’s patronizing tone reveals her latent prejudice.  Through a series of scenes spanning twenty-five years, the play follows their often touching, usually funny and always entertaining ups and downs.  

Cast and Crew
Playing Miss Daisy is Frances Adams Oates who has numerous roles to her credit both in musical theater and dramatic productions.  She is making her HLT debut with this play.  Ronnie Pepper, well known for his participation in productions celebrating Black History month as well as several roles at HLT, plays Hoke.  Rounding out the cast is Doug Sparks as Boolie.  Doug was last seen at HLT in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Bob Reese is the director.  He played a memorable role in The Lion in Winter. Kai Elijah Hamilton is assistant director.  Jonathan Forrester and Kelly Morgan are producers, and Renee Styron will be stage manager. 

Driving Miss Daisy opens July 8th and runs until July 24th.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM; Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 PM.  The box office is open for telephone  reservations.




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