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LOCAL BRIEFS: Movie music, juried art show, m leaf pickup, climate change

In a tribute to the silver screen, the Hendersonville Community Band will feature movie themes spanning several decades in a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct.20, at the at Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC.

Conductor Winford Franklin, kicking off his ninth season as conductor, leads the band in numbers including “As Time Goes By,” “Tara’s Theme,” “Moon River,” “Theme from Lawrence of Arabia,” Charade,” “Peter Gunn,” The Olympic Spirit,” and “Star Wars.”
“Schindler’s List” will feature popular jazzman Joel Helfand on soprano saxophone. Don Wauchope will be featured in the lovely “My Heart Will Go On” on French horn.
Tickets are $10 and available from any band member, at the Visitors Center, the Crate Wine Market and at the door. For more information, call (828) 713-8590.

‘Genesis of Exodus’ explores migration


Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, will screen “The Genesis of Exodus,” a film telling the story behind the why, the root causes, the reasons families continue to leave the communities they love in El Salvador, Guatemala and southern Mexico to flee north to the United States. Moderated by Norrie Sanchez, the program will begin at 6:15 p.m. and end with a discussion of this powerful film. The program is free. All are welcome.



Methodist Church hosts 19th juried art festival

Forty local artists will bring original, handcrafted art and fine crafts for sale, including baskets, oil and watercolor paintings, old-world Santas, jewelry, holiday décor, pottery and wood-turned bowls when First United Methodist Church hosts the 19th annual Juried Art and Craft Festival Saturday, Nov. 2.
There are many unique stories behind the participating artisans, including:
• Joan Mastny, Old-World Santas. Over a 10-year period, Mastny has created more than a thousand unique, hand-sewn old-world Santas, ranging from 10 to 28 inches.
• John Fisher, watercolor painting. After retiring from business, Fisher sought a hobby that didn’t require a lot of space or significant investment in tools; he created a watercolor art space within a closet. Travel, nature and faces are his inspiration, leading him to create what he calls “simple images” that include remarkable detail.
• Frank Reed, woodturner. Relocating here from New Mexico, Reed uses cherry, black walnut and pecan to create seed and water pots and trays influenced by Southwestern pottery.

Fall leaf pickup starts Monday

The city of Hendersonville will begin its fall bulk leaf collection on Monday, Oct. 14, and continue through Dec. 31. Residents are asked NOT to bag their leaves; simply rake leaves as close to the street, curb, or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the roadway or on the sidewalk. Keeping leaf piles out of the roadways and sidewalks help prevent them from being washed into the storm drain which can cause flooding. This leaf collection process is separate from brush collection crews; therefore, residents will need to keep their brush and leaves in separate piles until bulk leaf collection has concluded at the end of the year. Spring bulk leaf collection typically occurs during March.

It is not necessary for the public to contact public works with leaf pick-up requests as this service is automatically provided to city residents. Leaf piles are picked up from homes about every 10 to 14 days but, depending on the volume of leaves placed out for collection, the piles could be picked up sooner or later than that time frame. For more information call (828) 697-3084.

Climate change topic of forum on Oct. 27

Citizens Concerned with the Climate Crisis, a local grassroots initiative, will convene “From Climate Talk to Citizen Action,” a free interactive forum open to the public, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Stull Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Avenue W.

Panel members, including an expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will provide the most recent information on the extent of the climate problem in Western North Carolina and its impact and present recommendations on how businesses and individuals can become part of the solution. Sponsors include Citizens Climate Lobby, Conserving Carolina, First Congregational United Church of Christ of Hendersonville, Green River Preserve, Hendersonville Community Coop, Highland Lake Inn & Resort, MountainTrue, Sierra Club of North Carolina (Pisgah Group), Sundance Power Systems and the Free Clinics of Hendersonville.


Inquirer Class reveals what Presbyterian means

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., invites the community to attend an Inquirer Class at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, to meet with the Rev. Dr. Mark Stanley and learn about worship and the work of Trinity. “This is a great chance to ask questions, get answers, and make new friends,” Stanley says. “You will even learn the meaning of Presbyterian. Come as you are and invite a friend. All are welcomed.” The class is open to church members, visitors and friends and neighbors in the community. No cost and no registration is required.