Section 2, part 2
(1) Cecile K. in PA: My crush on Juliette Binoche continues. Saw The Clouds of Silas Maria last night. Fantastic film that also illustrates how beautiful women really are at any age:)
My response: I agree with beautiful women at any age; e.g., Cynthia! And thanks for the recommendation. I also like Binoche and now want to see the film.
(2) Howard D. in FL: Join with the world’s largest Holocaust survivor family organization Generations of the Shoah International (GSI) which is publicizing “The Poetry of Bearing Witness” in their new May Newsletter. We are asking you to share a link of importance, using social media, blog, email, media outlet, etc. Please reach out to your community and let them know about “The Poetry of Bearing Witness”
Here’s content for an email, blog post, or post to social media, etc:
On Being, the award-winning publisher and media entity, has a new online feature “The Poetry of Bearing Witness” involving artifacts and vintage photos from the Holocaust, the silent witnesses from the time, used as a basis for poetry and essays about them; in this way giving them new voices through contemporary writers, new voices arising to ensure truth and memory are preserved. The work explores our collective need for recollection and retelling, presenting the unique journey of the creative spirit to discover the possible in attempting to express the inexpressible. The work includes photos from the renowned collection of The Jewish Museum in Prague, an evocative photo of the Auschwitz entry by celebrated photographer Chris Schwarz, and a powerful series of poems “Terezin: Trilogy Of Names,” from the work in progress New Voices from Salvaged Words: An Anthology of Contemporary Holocaust Poetry and Essays. Visit this link for more:
(3) Bob H. in FL: I always enjoy Blaine’s World. This was a special issue because of the story Cynthia wrote about Pablo.
(4) Bill K. in FL: THANKS Blaine! — enjoyed the newsletter as always, especially the story on Pablo Stone.
(5) Marie V. in NJ: LOVED Cynthia’s “Pablo” story!!!! AND that Zuzu was on your team — can’t wait to see photos! 🙂
(6) Tebbe D. in NC: Check out Marry and Tebbe talk art, my blog
(7) As We Age, Keys to Remembering Where the Keys Are
(8) Carole S. in NJ: STANDING FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE RALLY / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM / SATURDAY, JUNE 6
The Brady Campaign/MMM is pleased to be partnering with Mothers In Charge http://www.mothersincharge.org on the STANDING FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE National Rally. We will be providing support in all phases of this endeavor. The main causes covered during the Rally will be bringing gun violence to the forefront as a public health issue and the discrimination in the distribution of the crime victim compensation fund. We hope that our Brady/MMM supporters and many others will get on board and make every effort to attend the Rally.
The organizers are in need of Bus Captains to work with US
Coachways http://uscoachways.com/mothers-in-charge.php, an official partner for this Rally. If you will be the point person from your area to assist people in getting onto a bus, please contact me right away! The average cost per person for round-trip transportation (NJ locations<—>Washington, DC) is approximately $33. Bus parking is generally at the RFK Stadium. Additional money should be carried for use on the Metro to get you from the bus to the Lincoln Memorial ($1.85 each way), for food and souvenir purchases, etc. So #GETONTHEBUSWITHUS!!! or hop on a train or plane! Make plans NOW to attend the Rally. Spread the word.
Even if you are not able to be a Bus Captain, contact me ASAP so that we know areas where we need buses to cover.
Contact Carole Stiller, NJ MMM Chapters President, at email@example.com or Dorothy Johnson Speight, Founder, Mothers In Charge, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
(9) Dan B. in PA: 10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating
(10) Mira K. in NC: I know you are “beautiful”, as Cynthia describes, but I was so moved and upllifted by Cynthia’s story of Pablo that I now know she is beautiful, too.
She is right – it is a story that should have been told, and told by her in such a delightful way.
(11) An Uber for Doctor Housecalls(11) An Uber for Doctor Housecalls
(12) Corinne G. in PA: Norman Rockwell Magazine Covers
(13) 60 worst mother selfies of all time
(14) Some new math for the 4 per cent retirement rule
(15) How to buy art: a beginner’s cheat sheet
(16) Bill G. in NC: Unpaid virus will destroy theatre industry
(17) Lucille E. in VA: I’ve used this website to find a good but reasonably priced plumber in my area. It’s a nonprofit website that rates local firms and provides unbiased ratings to consumers. It provides information on local auto repair shops, home repair services, health services, etc.
Note: The organization publishes Consumers’ CHECKBOOK magazine in both print and online versions in the Boston, Chicago, Delaware Valley, Puget Sound, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C., areas.
Section 12A, NC events
(1) Ann-Lee Waite:
- Just want to remind you that foot fitness classes, that I run, are now only on Thursdays, one at 9am and the other at 7pm at the Asheville Running Company store on Depot St in the River Arts district.
(The only other foot fitness classes open to the public are on Wednesdays at 4:30 and Saturday at 10:45 at the Grove Park Inn Sports Complex.)
- Because attendance has become quite erratic I am requiring everyone to confirm their attendance the night before class. IF I DO NOT GET AT LEAST ONE ATTENDANCE CONFIRMATION I WILL NOT BE THERE.
- Two payment model choices: Package of 5 classes at $14 ($70) each or 10 classes at $12.50 each($125.00). The package of 5 is valid for two monthes and the package of 10 for three monthes.
I believe doing it this way people will be more consistent and committed to attending class; in this way they are able to feel the difference consistent work does in improving their foot issues.
SUNDAY MAY 17TH 5:30-8:30Come join the fun as 8 of the best pizza companies in Asheville compete for most tasty…with Judges like Tony Kiss and Jeff Messer adding your vote to the mix.
These great restaurants are signed on: ALL SOULS, BRIXX, DEL VECCHIOS, FAVILLA’S, FRANK’S ROMAN PIZZA, MELLOW MUSHROOM, NONA MIA, STRADA! **Family friendly, face painting and balloon critters**SCHEDULE:
5:40 Pizza judging starts
6:00 Indigo DeSouza
6:30 Andalyn (VMAs 1st Pl Winner) w/Honey B’s
6:50 Garrett Nelson (2015 Slam 1st Pl Winner)
7:00 Judge Winners announced, People’s Choice voting
7:10 BIKER BABE FASHION SHOW!
7:45 Zuzu Welsh BandTickets for “Pizza Pan-Demonium!” are $20 adv ($25 at the door) and include pizza, beer, wine. soft drinks, and entertainment. Kid tickets (under 12) only $5, and teens (age 13-20) are $10. Proceeds to Eblen Charities. Click here to get advance price discount:
LETTERS AND NOTES FOUND ON THE WINDSHIELD AT THE PIGGLY WIGGLY.
It is wonderful to see a new play written by the talented actor, writer and director Waylon Wood here in Asheville.
Very charming story of a woman work works at the Piggly Wiggly and her beau a plumber. Through the letters we find out about their lives families and their intriguing live. The show is wonderfully acted by Joan Atwood and John Hall.
On a personal side note, several years ago I purchased a pack of letters at an antique shop from a woman in Buffalo to her man who was in WW2. Seeing this show reminded me of the joy I had reading those 30 letters over a period of time.
You have 2 more weekends to see this wonderful show at Asheville Community Theatre intimate black box theater 35 Below.
(6) Asheville Jewish Film Festival
Opening Night Film & Reception
May 7th. 6:00pm at Blue Spiral 1 • All Tickets $22
May 8th. 1:00pm All Tickets $8.50
Jewish culture reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. As that culture continues to shift and adapt alongside mainstream America, delicatessen food – as its name suggests – remains a beloved communal delicacy.In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S. His story – augmented by the stories of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage – embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savory, nostalgic foods.
Above and Beyond
May 14th. 7:00pm
May 15th. 1:00pm
All Tickets $8.50
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story.
Once in a Lifetime
May 21st. 7:00pm
May 22nd. 1:00pm
All Tickets $8.50
A teacher with 20 years of experience, Anne Gueguen is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils. Overcoming their apathy, however, is proving to be more difficult than expected. Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her multicultural classroom with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met with extreme resistance, until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor changes the class’s attitude dramatically. Despite their long-shot odds of winning, these once-rebellious teens soon begin to see one another – and themselves – in a whole new light.
A potent and moving antidote to the devaluation of education in an age of ignorance, ONCE IN A LIFETIME demonstrates the enduring impact of the Holocaust in transforming future generations.
May 27th. 7:00pm
May 28th. 1:00pm
All Tickets $8.50
Widowed and down on his luck, Nat Dayan is desperate to save his bakery in London’s East End. His customers are dying off, his sons have no interest in keeping afloat the family business, and hostile businessman Sam Cotton has his own greedy plans for the property. In a pinch, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash a refugee from Darfur. The Muslim boy assists with the bakery’s daily chores, while selling cannabis on the side to help his struggling mother make ends meet. When Ayyash one day accidently drops his stash into the dough, the challah starts flying off the shelf, and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice
DOUGH is a warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.