Edward Jones asking for Toys for Tots
Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office at Reynolds Village during regular business hours from November 11 to December 12. The office is located at 40 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite 113 in Woodfin. For more information, call 828.350.7740.
Spellbound hosting clubs and story time
On Sunday, December 1, 4 until 5 pm, the Royal Book Club will meet to discuss ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak. Anyone 18+ are welcome, no need to join or rsvp and there is no cost to attend. On Thursday, December 5, 5:30 and 7 pm, Holiday story time with activities and giveaways during the Woodfin Holiday Stroll. Before and after tree lighting ceremony. Meet illustrator Alice Oglesby. All ages welcome and no cost to attend. Spellbound Childrens Bookshop is located at 50 North Merrimon Ave. For more information, visit <www.spellboundbookshop.com>
Church hosting traditional service
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church will be presenting the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 4. St. Matthew’s (stmatthewsweaverville.org) is a 110 year old country Church located at 812 Reems Creek Road, Weaverville, just past Ox Creek Road. There will be a free will offering for the benefit of typhoon victims in Cebu City, Cebu Island, Philippines.
Town hosting Holiday Stroll
The Town of Woodfin will be hosting a Holiday Stroll on Thursday (December 5) beginning at 5 pm until 8 pm. 17 local businesses will be participating, offering extended hours and refreshments. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/events/582068021840418/>.
Asbury Memorial Methodist hosting Hanging of the Green ceremony
Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church invites everyone to join them at 11 am on Sunday, December 1, for the Hanging of the Greens ceremony. There will be special music and an interactive service. Asbury Memorial Methodist is located at 171 Beaverdam Road in North Asheville. Please contact the church office at 828.253.0765 with any questions.
The Town of Weaverville will host its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday (December 7). The parade starting time will be at 1 pm. All parade entries will line up and sign in at the Command Post located on the first road to the left off the Dula Springs Road entrance to North Buncombe Middle School at 11 am. There is no charge for entries and trophies will be awarded to the three best floats. Those person interested in being a part of the Parade need to contact Chairperson Dottie Sherrill at 828.645.7579.
NBHS Class of ’78 to hold reunion
In celebration of their 35th class reunion, the North Buncombe High School class of 1978 will hold a joint reunion event with the classes of 1977, 1979 and 1980 at the North Buncombe Middle School on December 7. Doors open at 5 pm with a barbecue supper at 6:00 and music following dinner provided by the Emory Haynes Band led by 1980 classmate, Tim Emory. Cost is $15.00 per person payable at the door. Please contact Terry Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and reservations.
Vineyard hosting craftshow
Addison Farms Vineyard is hosting A Handcrafted Christmas on Saturday, December 7th from 12-5 pm. This event is free to the public. Locally represented artists and farms: Doc Welty, pottery; Kevin Duckett, leathercraft; Olga Dorenko and Gary Verni-Lau, painting; Reeves Homeplace, jellies/jams; and others. Meet the artists, watch demonstrations, sample local cheese, chocolates, jams and wine tasting with $10 charitable donation to Eliada Homes. Addison Farms is located at 4005 New Leicester Hwy, 14 miles from Asheville on Leicester Highway. For more information visit <www.addisonfarms.net>.
Library to host annual ‘fill a box’
The Weaverville Library Friends will hold their annual “Fill a Box for Five Bucks” used book sale from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, December 7 on the lower level of the Library. You can fit a lot of books in a box for $5. The Library is located at 41 N. Main St. in Weaverville, NC. For more information, call the Library at 828.250.6482.
Barbershop Chorus to present ‘Season for Harmony’
The Land of Sky Barbershop Chorus will present “A Season for Harmony” at the Weaverville Library on Saturday, December 14 at 3 pm. The a cappella concert is sponsored by the Weaverville Library Friends, for more information call the Library at 828.250.6482.
North Buncombe Band Boosters to hold pancake breakfast
The North Buncombe Band Boosters will be participating in the Fatz Cafe Short Stacks for Big Change Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 14. The event will begin at 8 am until 10 am. The Benefit Breakfast will be held at Fatz Cafe located at 5 Spartan Avenue in West Asheville. Tickets are $7 and include all you can eat pancakes, bacon or sausage, fruit cup, and a beverage. Children six and under eat free. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event or by calling Theresa Thomas at 828.545.5754. Proceeds will benefit the North Buncombe BlackHawk Bands trip to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in December, 2014.