BLAINESWORLD #776, Section 12C (NC)

At The Hop:

Sunday August 14th from 1-10pm on Merrimon: 

Ashley and I celebrate The Hop’s 33rd Birfday, as well as our 3rd year Anniversary as owners, with FREE KIDDIE SCOOPS for all! No purchase necessary. In addition, many of the members of The Runaway Circus, Asheville Vaudeville and more will be around to entertain you!  

We truly are extremely fortunate to be a part of such a great business tradition that is The Hop, such a great community of people and to call you our customers and friends. Hugs, High Fives and Much Love!!! 


Monday August 15th, both The Hop on Merrimon and The Hop West on Haywood will be closed for an employee rafting trip with French Broad Rafting Expeditions!!!

Free Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Show on Tuesday!

Tuesday August 16th from 6:30-7:30pm:

The Best Kid Hip Hop in the country, AKA Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, performed Free for all of you at The Hop on Merrimon! Need we say more? 🙂

Free Rabbit! Show on Wednesday!

Wednesday August 17th from 6:30-7:30pm on Merrimon:

The contagiously energetic and absolutely endearing band, Rabbit!, out of Orlando, FL, will be making a stop at The Hop to perform a number of excellent tunes for your entertainment!

As always this show is Free and for all-ages!

Zen Sutherland Beatles Sing-a-long show at The Hop West on Friday!

Somewhat spooky yet perfect flyer by Jim Jenkins 🙂

Friday, August 19th from 6:30-7:30pm at The Hop West:

Asheville’s beloved character, photographer and socialite, zen Sutherland, who also knows a thing or two about a piano, will be performing a set of Beatles sing-a-long songs at The Hop West! Bring the family. It’s free and appropriate for all ages. Much Love to zen for helping us put this show together!!!

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, LLC • 640 Merrimon Ave. Ste. 103 • Asheville • NC • 28804
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe at 721 Haywood Rd in West Asheville


The Counseling Center
690 Boyd Rd. * Leicester, NC 28748
Phone: (828)-683-6900 * Fax: (828)-683-0303 *

Sarah Gewanter will be teaching another certification course for hypnotherapy this fall. Information on these courses are listed below. Sign up soon as space is limited!

How to Become A Certified Hypnotherapist
A Rewarding and Profitable Career

Hypnosis Certification Training

The National Guild of Hypnotists has been preparing people for 40 years to successfully help others through Hypnotherapy –and also to have a very successful hypnotherapy business. This course will provide you with the skills you need to become a successful hypnotherapist and meet the 75-hour training requirements to receive the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Certification. This is an intensive and comprehensive training program that gives you everything you need to succeed in this career. All classes are conducted using the NGH’s core-curriculum and teaching materials providing you with a complete classical approach to hypnosis, which enables each participant to work with weight problems, smoking cessation and stress management for both individuals and groups.

The training at the Counseling Center is based on fifteen years of research, proven behavioral programs and the clinical approach of Sarah Gewanter, MSW, LCSW. The approach taken provides the opportunity for each participant to gain confidence by practicing with other students. The primary objective is for you to learn all aspects of hypnosis and its applications in as thorough, complete and scholarly a manner possible.

Course H 201
Date: September 22-25, 9:00-5:00 every day
Fee: $ 2000.00
Materials fee: $150.00

Sarah Gewanter, MSW, LCSW is the Clinical Director of The Counseling Center just outside Asheville, NC. She is a practicing and licensed psychotherapist, social worker and hypnotherapist with over 25 years experience. She is certified and sponsored by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Advanced Hypnosis Training: An Integrative Approach

This 25-30 hour course provides a program of integrating hypnosis and other therapeutic, metaphysical and spiritual approaches. We will review and practice advanced hypnotic techniques, learn how to handle special situations and incorporate meditation and clinical approaches. This course is open to those who have completed the NGH Hypnosis Certification Training course successfully. Please contact instructor for more details about the course and scheduling. Note, if you sign up and pay for the Advanced at the same time as the Basic Course receive a 20% reduction in the fee for the Advanced Course.
Course H 201 Advanced Level
Date: October 14-16 9:00-5:00 every day
Fee: $ 1500.00


Nick in North Carolina:

Come Check Out Fletcher
Community Chorus!

When: Thursdays starting September 8th

Where: Calvary Episcopal Church-Fletcher

in the Choir Room

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Experience needed: None! Just a love of singing! Call 435-0790 or 654-0218 with any questions.


Every Mother’s Dream w/Laura Blackley at White Horse

Saturday, August 20 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
White Horse Black Mountain
105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Created By
White Horse Black Mountain
More Info
“Jay and Mandy’s vocal harmonies are impeccable. The two blend naturally as if they were born to perform together.”-Dale Allen Hoffman, The Indie

“Jay and Mandy have a way of mingling melodies that turns the nature of harmony on its head.”-Julie Loyd, Singer/Songwriter

Over the years, EMD has gained respect in the regional music community with their own fresh brand of roots music inspired by various folk, funk, rock & roll, country, pop, and jazz musicians – a little something for everyone. The band’s front duo, Jay Kaiser and Mandy Carter, bring intelligent and inspiring songwriting to a mix of impeccable acoustic guitar work, dreamy vocal harmonies, and a driving rhythm section. Every Mother’s Dream delivers a rocking good time while maintaining a refreshingly varied set of music.

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