Section 12A, NC events


Free Seminar on what to do about your pet is something happens to you: Limited space available
note: following information applies to a seminar that was already held in Feb., but contact Brother Wolf (at information below) for information on next seminar that will be held on March 6.

Thousands of companion animals are euthanized in U.S. Animal shelters each year simply because their human caregivers died or became ill and made no arrangements for the continuous care of their pets….Attend the free Brother Wolf Animal Rescue ‘Pet Planning Workshop’ and learn about making arrangements for the continuous care of your pets.• What you can do now to prepare for the unexpected
• The importance of selecting potential caregivers for your pets
• What to do if you have no one to designate as a potential caregiver for your pets
• Rights and responsibilities as a pet owner
… And more!Presented by: Dennis Gibson, Attorney at Law. RSVP to: or call (828)808-9435 for more information. Upcoming Workshop will be February 7th, at 6pm at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Re-Tail Store, 38 Glendale Avenue.

Saturday 2/16 6-7pm at the Hop on Merrimon:Eve & Mare Children’s Rock Show (Event Page)This touring Nashville Duo stops through Asheville to play at The Hop!Great for kids aged 2-7!(5) Tasha’s Early Evening Spotlight Night with Patrick Boland on piano

Friday February 22, 2013 7-8 pm
Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues
28 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

Opera Creations presents “The Mikado”
Friday, March 1   7:00 pm
Saturday, March 2  7:00 pm
Sunday, March 3   3:00 pm

Pingree Theater on Christ School Campus
500 Christ School Road

Arden, NC  28704 Driving Directions

Dear Blaine,

Don’t miss Opera Creations’ 2013 Mainstage Production!!

The Mikado, first produced in 1885, is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous and enduring operettas, in which the librettist and composer poke fun at the social customs and traditions of Great Britain (or for that matter any stodgy and slightly blood-thirsty nation). Audience members may recognize the songs “A Wandering Minstrel, I,” “The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring,” “Willow, Tit-Willow,” and many more. They are certain to recognize the posturing politician, the jealous older woman, and the young couple trying to behave properly (or else they will lose their heads).

Local favorites Karen Svites, Simone Vigilante, Aaron Schnurbusch, Jonathan Ross, and Roberto Flores hold starring roles in the cast, directed by Patricia Heuermann. Newcomers to Opera Creations are David Fields, Bryant Belin, Heather Ferguson, and Ashley Renfro. Paul Templon and Vance Reese round out the musical leadership as chorus director and music director/accompanist, respectively.

  • $28/adult and $15/students 18 and under
  • Student night Wednesday, Feb 27 at 7 p.m. – $15 with student ID.

Performances are open to the public with limited seating. Reservations strongly suggested

Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thank you for your attention and response, and we look forward to seeing you at our show.

Vance Reese, Simone Vigilante, Timothy Wilds, Karen Svites

Opera Creations

(7)  The next Ignite Asheville will be the evening of February 19, 2013 at the Highland Brewing Tasting Room, starting at 6pm.

Buy Tickets

Note: Tickets at the door will cost $10 for students and $15 for all others, including Chamber members. To get the discounted price, you must buy tickets in advance before the Early Bird pricing expires.

To purchase tickets, please click:

Note: The following presentation should be especially interesting, in that I know Tom, and he’s a real interesting guy.

Adventures of a Geek Dad Tom Heck
I’m a long-time MAKER (even before there was such as term) and when I had kids I became a “Geek Dad”. I enjoy sharing my passion for technology and Making with my kids and their friends. I hope my fun talk inspires dads to explore tech and make things with their kids. I’m published in MAKE Magazine and the GEEK DAD blog.


February 13 – March 10, 2013

Directed by Charlie Flynn-McIver

Starring Matt Lutz, Neela Muñoz, and Scott Treadway!

This biting comedy tackles the insider world of big-budget Broadway productions, where talent is less important than buzz. Harry is an unknown but hard-working theatre actor, brought in to understudy for a handsome, charismatic movie star. Roxanne, the stage manager with secrets and dreams of her own, does her best to keep the actors on track, but the rehearsal veers nearly out of control between the actors’ bickering, the tricky set, and her own past with one of the actors.

The Understudy is a hilarious comedy about sour grapes, backstage love affairs, and the lure of Hollywood glitz and glitter. Theresa Rebeck built her career as a respected playwright and has gained recent acclaim as the creator of the hit television show “Smash.”

For tickets, please click:

Note: I’ve already seen this show and can tell you it’s a lot of fun. (See next week’s issue for more information.)

(9) Jerry C. in NC: I went to see BARK THE MUSICAL @ ACT … last night for its “NC premier opening” and “my heart was warmed and my funny bone tickled”. It is a charming little musical starring six of Asheville’s most dynamic performers. BARK has powerhouse music by Asheville’s own David Troy Francis with book and lyrics by quintet of talented gentlemen to boot.

Whether harmonizing together or wowing the opening night audience with their solo work, these 3 men and 3 women put on quite a show under the baton of Musical Director, Brad Curtioff and the smooth steady hand of my dear friend and fellow ACT director, Eric Mills. Always a plus …. “on the button” choreography by McKenzie Kanipe and a decidedly facile, colorful set by ACT wunderkind designer, Jill Summers.

ACT versatile regulars: Jeff Catanese, Daniel Hensley, Carol Duermit and MK Penley welcomed two new exciting faces and voices: Jackie Canney and Garrett Funk to a fun-filled evening made in “canine heaven”!

The house was “full” and the audience of “dog-lovers” was made even “fuller” … Don’t miss it! Call 254-1320 or online

Today, tomorrow and 3 more weekends!

(10) Asheville Women’s Roundtable Event
Presented by Asheville SCORE

Note: Even if you’re not personally interested in this, please feel free to share with other local women business owner/operators . . .

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.

When: Thursday, February 21st, 8:00-9:30am

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

What: “Sharing Best Practices & Local Resources”
Please come prepared to share a best practice and give one local resource that you utilize in your business (marketing guru, website designer, etc.)

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
Dollie Smith-Feldmeth – Facilitator (828.243.5582)

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

(11) Stage This Weekend! Reasonably Priced Babies, February 21-23 @ 7:30pmTickets $10. Available here.Don’t miss the hilarious improv antics of the funny foursome known as Reasonably Priced Babies tonight & tomorrow! On Saturday, Tom Chalmers & Mondy Carter present Old Man Toddler, the immaculately-conceived offspring of RPB. Three nights of laughs!

More info here.


Section 12B, PA/NJ events


Founded 2006

P.O. Box 1725

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7 PM

Program: David Stewart will present “Genealogy 101 – How to trace family and property history” 

Place to meet: Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month

Show someone that you are in love with local history!! … Join the Plumstead Historical Society as a Valentine’s gift to yourself!  $10 for individuals or $15 for family to the P.O. Box 1725 address.

Do you need a great gift idea? We have a collection of 10 different postcards split between 2 packs of 5 postcards. Each pack sells for $5.00 ($1 per post card). The collection is available for purchase at our meetings and make great holiday gifts.

Do you have historic items to donate? (pictures, letters, stories, local tools or books, research on a property or family, etc), please contact us. We now own a fire safe to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.

Fundraising Committee: We are continually looking for people to join the fundraising committee. If interested in helping the PHS raise funds in a creative way, to further the mission of the Society, please speak to anyone on the board for information.

All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend!  Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.

If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or

Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.

Glenn R. Burd, Past President

Plumstead Historical Society

P.O. Box 1725, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

501c3, Founded 2006

Also find us on Facebook!

c: 215-534-5550

(2) Pat A. in PA: This Tuesday in Doylestown, the working illustrators of the area show their stuff. All are welcome, it’s free! See the illustrated books, original art and much more!

This Tuesday in Doylestown, the working illustrators of the area show their stuff. All are welcome! See the illustrated books, original art and much more!
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2 Responses to BLAINESWORLD #855

  1. Laura Beyer in Mntn Lakes, NJ says:

    I am having trouble finding a theater showing it in Morris County even the one in Chaham that usually show the arty movies doesn’t have it.
    Why isn’t it more widely distributed?

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