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LOCAL BRIEFS: ArtMoB, Cubcats, Parkway, kids run

Art MoB hosts outdoor show

Art MoB Studios and Marketplace will host a local art and jewelry show "Art in the Lot" on Saturday, June 14. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Art MoB Studios, 124 4th Avenue West, in downtown Hendersonville.

Local artists will display and sell their work in the categories of painting, jewelry, photography and pottery.
The event is held the second Saturday of each month through September. For more information, call Michele Sparks at Art MoB Studios at 828-693-4545.

Parkway topic of library talk

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway-Asheville Chapter member Gary Deamer will speak at the Mills River Library on Wednesday, July 16, at 3 p.m. on the history of the parkway, its importance to the local economy and how the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway helps preserve, enhance and promote the natural beauty and cultural distinctiveness of the Parkway and its scenic landscapes. The presentation is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program and its theme, "Literary Elements."

Trio to perform Civil War era songs


Regional musicians Sabrina Kumar, Joanna Logan Cooper and M. King Goslin will perform songs from the Civil War period at the Etowah branch of the Henderson County Public Library at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, and at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. The group performs songs on the fife, piccolo, flute, bugle, cornet, guitar and cittern. The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration open for Cubcat Crawl

Registration is open for the second annual Cubcat Crawl, a family 5K race event benefiting Hendersonville Elementary School, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Registration is $15 until Aug. 8 (T-shirt included) and $20 after that (T-Shirt first come first served).
The event includes live music, refreshment vendors, prize giveaways and more. To print a registration form, go to
The Cubcat Crawl is hosted by the HES PTO with local businesses sponsoring the event. Contact Hendersonville Elementary School at 697-4752 if your business would like to sponsor.


Appalachian Fire performs next week

Dwayne Durham and Appalachian Fire, will headline the fifth anniversary of the church's Bluegrass Bash on Sunday, July 20, at 7 p.m. There is no charge and the public is invited to enjoy the music as well as complimentary cookies, ice cream and some birthday cake.
An associate lay pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Durham and his band have been performing for more than eight years, almost weekly, from Asheville to Greenville and many places in between and many times at First Presbyterian. For further information, contact the church office at (828) 692-3211.

Churches unite for summer tutoring

Three Episcopal churches are working together this summer to help strengthen the reading and math skills of young people in Henderson County. Church of the Holy Family in Mills River and St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville have partnered with La Capilla de Santa Maria, Hendersonville's Spanish-speaking Episcopal Church, to provide tutoring to Latino children.
Project Jump Start takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays. In the morning adult volunteers from Holy Family work with the kids to improve their reading skills and in the afternoon teenagers and adults from St. James work with them on math. The math tutoring includes computer time and a small stipend for the teenage volunteers thanks to a generous grant from Kanuga Conferences' Patricia Minkler Howell Endowment for Children's Outreach.


Kids invited to run in series at Fletcher

Foot Rx, an Asheville running shoe store, will host the Healthy Kids Running Series at Fletcher Community Park this fall.
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a non-profit program created to provide kids with a positive, educational and fun experience in the world of running. The series takes place over five Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21-Oct. 19 for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade.
Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the series the top boy and girl finisher with the most points in their respective age division will receive a trophy. All athletes will receive a medal the final day.
Proceeds from the event will be divided equally between the Healthy Kids Running Series and RUN828 Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports healthy activities in WNC and surrounding areas. The foundation hosts and sponsors community events, provides structure and administrative support for the Four Seasons Running Club and is working to create and maintain a community track.
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