BLAINESWORLD #806, Section 12B (NC)

(1) “The Story of My Life”
Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 7:30pm until Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2:30pm

Directed by Kelly Christianson

With Mark Jones and Bradshaw Call

“The Story of My Life” tells the story of two childhood friends and how their friendship profoundly defined their lives. Thomas Weaver is a best-selling, award-winning author. Alvin Kelby was his best friend for thirty years. But time can test the bonds of friendship, and when it does, Thomas calls on the only resource he has – his stories of Alvin – to learn where things went wrong. A richly melodic musical, “The Story of My Life” is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.

Show Dates:
Friday, March 9 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 10 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 11 – 2:30pm
Friday, March 16 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 17 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18 – 2:30pm

Adults $12, Students $8
(828) 456-6322

(2) Board-Ready

The community has asked for this, and we’re excited to announce the launch of our newest initiative, the Board-Ready program! Board-Ready is a 1.5-day leadership development program designed to strengthen our community’s nonprofit boards by providing individuals with the unique opportunity to acquire or hone the skills they need to be effective, dedicated board members.

An impressive list of local experts will facilitate the Board-Ready sessions. Topics covered will include the role of nonprofit board members, governance issues, legal responsibilities, how to read financials, budgeting, fundraising expectations, and more!

Facilitators include:
Judy Futch – Owner, Judy Futch Consulting
La Voy Spooner – Regional Director AT&T NC and Board Chair – Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Jennie Eblen – V.P. Biltmore Oil Co., YWCA Board President
Angela Kemper – MA, CFRE, Principal, Hunter-Kemper Consulting
Maria Roloff – Board Chair – Habitat for Humanity
Sandi Garcia Boyer – Fund Development and Marketing Manager – Irene Wortham Center
Jan Blunt – Communications Director, Buncombe County Schools
Joy Flora – UNC Asheville


Dates: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 (1.5 days)

Day 1 Time: 7:30am – 5:00pm on April 18 (breakfast & lunch included)
Day 2 Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm on April 19 (breakfast included)

Location: Renaissance Asheville Hotel (free parking available)

Cost: $250 per participant (includes training, materials, and 3 meals)

To register, please click:

(3) Asheville Women’s Roundtable Event
Presented by Asheville SCORE
Who: Any Woman Business Owner/Operator who’s interested in having a roundtable discussion on a regular basis with other women to define ideas, discuss opportunities and brainstorm solutions to everyday business issues.

“Tech Tools – What your business can do to utilize free tech tools
that are available to everyone!”

Where: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Enka Site
Room# 2046 of the Small Business Center/Business Incubator
1465 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1060
Candler, NC 28715
Phone: 828.243.5582
Mari Cochran – Facilitator

When: Thursday, March 22nd, 8:00-9:30am

Why: To develop business relationships that offer sound advice and ideas!

Please RSVP to to reserve your spot. Space is limited to the first 20 to register. Hope to see you there!

(4) Upcoming SCORE seminars

* What You Don’t Know – Law Primer – Sat. 03/10/12 9:30AM-1 PM
Entity Selection
Administrative Requirements
Protect you work
Employment agreements
What is an employee/contractor?
What Federal Laws must you be aware of?
Instructor: Marjorie Maginnis

* Basic Internet Marketing – Wed. 03/14/12-6:00PM-9:30PM
Introduction to the Internet
How and why use the Internet as a way to start, maintain and grow a business
Instructor: Sarah Benoit

* Website Development – Sat. 03/24/12- 9:30AM-12:30PM
How to find the correct web designer
What should you expect from your web designer
What should you know about web design and maintenance
Instructor: Steffi Rausch

* Advanced Internet Marketing- Wed. 03/28/12 – 6:00PM-9:00PM
How to improve website performance and your bottom line
Instructor: Sarah Benoit

* Social Media for Business – Wed. 04/04/12- 6:00PM-9:30PM
How social media can improve online visibility
How can social media strengthen branding and increase sales
Instructor: Sarah Benoit

To register for any of these fine courses, please click:

(5) The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses Annual Community Show!

Rock Paper Scircus!

March 23 – 25
March 30 – April 1, 2012

Odyssey School
Zillicoa Street, Asheville NC

This year we will be donating to 5 local non – profits & Odyssey School!
Come and support these great organizations!

March 23 – Accountability Crew
March 24 – Sassafras Health Collective
March 25 – The Women’s Congress
March 30 – Vanishing Wheelchair
March 31 – The Flood Gallery
April 1 – Odyssey School

The Annual Community Show consists of 35-50 performers, musicians, tech and backstage folks! All volunteers and all original acts! We strive to create a community based show that is family friendly and full of entertainment such as slapstick, diabolo, trapeze & aerial silks, belly dance,
juggling, acrobatics, magic, live music and more!

This show is not for profit but to raise money for local non profit groups such as The Bike Recyclery, Prison Books, Open Umbrella Collective and The Free Range Kids Collective. Each year we vote on different non-profits to donate to. Some money supports artists to present workshops and skillshares FREE to members of the community. The rest of the money goes right back
into the next year’s show! Come and join us!

Doors will open to the public at 6:30, show at 7 for Fri Sat, and 1:30, show at 2 PM on Sundays.
$10 suggested donation.

For more information, please click:

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