BLAINESWORLD #779, Section 12C (NC)

The Hop Ice Cream and steveNyou Present The Aerial Space Cadet Circus!

Sunday, September 25 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Asheville Jewish Community Center
236 Charlotte St
Asheville, NC
Created By
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, Blue De Leeuw, Steven Liebenhaut, John Ullmann
More Info
Sunday, September 25th from 2-5pm at The Jewish Community Center:
Asheville’s premiere fundraising circus show returns, featuring Western North Carolina’s best aerial arts, juggling, comedy, aerobatics, acrobatics and more!

Tickets at the door: $10 for adults $5 for kids.

The Aerial Space Cadets team up with Asheville’s own Forty Fingers And A Missing Tooth juggling troupe for an unforgettable afternoon of comedy and skill.

The show is family-friendly and includes performers such as the
extraordinary Sophie the Wonderdog alongside members of Asheville Vaudeville and the Runaway Circus. Ice Cream from The Hop Ice Cream Café.

Emcee: Baron Von Sneeden of Asheville Vaudeville.

Classes and demonstrations in the circus arts will take place during and after the performance, giving kids of all ages the opportunity to learn juggling and aerial arts.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Aerial Space Student Scholarship
Fund, helping low-income families bring aerial arts to their communities, and the Smoky Mountain Juggling Festival.

The Aerial Space Cadet Circus is produced by ttp://, a grassroots organization that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities since 2008, including Loving Food Resources, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Our Voice.


Crossing Thresholds: Navigating Your Uncharted Territory

Friday, September 30 at 6:30pm – October 1 at 3:30pm
Common Light, Black Mountain, NC
Created By
Laura Collins, Barrie Barton
More Info
Crossing Thresholds: Navigating Your Uncharted Territory
A retreat for leaning gracefully into transition led by Barrie Barton and Laura Collins.

Come join us in an exploration of moving through change, collectively and individually. Weaving experiential and expressive arts activities into the day, your seasoned leaders will offer new forms of navigation through the often choppy waters of transition. Together we will create a safe environment, allowing you to uncover your inner intelligence and tap into your body’s wisdom. Are you ready to explore and envision new possibilities?

You will leave the workshop with:
• concrete tools for calming the choppy waters
• a connection to your own compass and
• resources for further reflection and clarity

When? 6:30-8:30, Friday, Sept. 30 and 9:30-3:30, Saturday, Oct. 1

Where? Common Light, a retreat space in Black Mtn., NC, on the Swannanoa River.

What is the cost?
Early registration (by Sept. 9): $95
After Sept. 9: $115
Lunch from Loretta’s may be ordered for $10 when registering.

This retreat is for you if you have recently crossed a threshold or anticipate a coming change. Maybe you are moving into or out of a job, relationship, or home. Perhaps you’re experiencing a shift in your health or self-understanding. Only 22 participants will be accepted so that we can gather an intimate and safe community.

How do I register?
Registration and information is available by emailing either leader: or

Who are your leaders?
With 30 years of dance, choreography and teaching experience, Barrie Barton brings a wide-open, liberating and ineffable skill for creative expression to her role as a community choreographer, dance educator and artistic director. Currently, Ms. Barton serves as artistic director of Community Choreography Project, which invites participants to artful play, exploration and expression through movement, stories, creative writing and choreography. Ms. Barton taught dance for Buncombe County Schools for 22 years. She continues to inspire teachers and students as guest faculty at The N.C. Center for The Advancement of Teaching, Upward Bound at Mars Hill Collage and through community adult dance classes and workshops. Ms. Barton successfully produced four multi-media movement theater performances: ‘Hand Me Down,” in 2011, ‘Knock, Knock,’ in 2009, ‘Holding Us’ in 2007 and ‘Holding Love’ in 2006.

Laura Collins began leading retreats more than 20 years ago and brings empathy and humor to her work of creating community. With backgrounds in theology, contemplative spirituality, counseling and creative writing, Ms. Collins joyfully weaves poetry and play into sharing and silence. She served congregations for 16 years and has worked in hospice, with men coming out of prison and with at-risk youth. She now works as a retreat leader and ritual artist through Living Rituals, as a writer and editor through The Write Idea, and at Mission Hospitals as a Family Support Liaison helping families with difficult end-of-life conversations.


Smokey Mountain Juggling Festival

Friday, October 7 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Stephens Lee Recreational Center
Created By
Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth
More Info
October 7-9 2011, Special Guest Brian P. Dailey!! FREE Workshops, FREE Open Juggling Space, FREE Late Night Renegade Show, SATURDAY EVENING VARIETY EXTRAVAGANZA ($10 suggested donation)
This event is a benefit for Performing Life a non profit group in Cochabamba Boliva, SA. They, among many other things, teach homeless street beggar children to juggle so they can make more money so they can spend less time on the streets and more time improving their lives! We think that’s pretty freaking cool!
More details at


Changing Hands: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar
with Billy McLaughlin

Please join me at Changing Hands: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar with Billy McLaughlin on Saturday, October 1st. As a Member of the Board of Directors of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and Chair of this event, I know it will be an evening to remember. Billy is not only an amazing musician, he is an inspiration to anyone who has ever faced—and refused to be bowed by—adversity.

As the mother of two daughters, both living with dystonia, Billy’s story is especially close to my heart. Dystonia does not discriminate; it affects men, women and children of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. In fact, estimates suggest that over 300,000 people in North America are affected by the disorder, which causes muscles to contract and twist involuntarily—and often, painfully. Although treatments do exist, it remains a chronic disorder for which there is presently no cure. With your support, that can change.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I hope to see you on October 1st.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

Marilynne Herbert
Director, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation


September Song a Cabaret Dinner Show with Katherine Sandoval Taylor, soprano.
Country Club of Asheville, Saturday, September 10,
7pm dinner & 8pm show. $30. Reservations 828-258-9183.

For more information about this marvelous singer, please click:


Vic in North Carolina:

Went to see Hedwig and The Angry Itch this evening. It was very interesting and different. You may enjoy it if you are not offended by sexual innuendo and some gay themes. (Also a very large gay and lesbian audience). The lead was a former drag queen from Asheville, who now lives in Phila. He had the role of Hedwig and was a very good singer. The members of The Angry Itch band were also excellent and their music was enjoyable.

For more infromation, please click:

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