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Join Us for Fiber Feel Day – June 3, 2017 WNC Farmer’s Market – Meet your local fiber farmer!

Local Cloth’s Fiber Feel Day-June 3   Free Admission
Tailgate Market Supports Fiber Farmers’ Economic Sustainability
Fiber craft enthusiasts can go straight to the source to buy fleeces and processed fibers from the region’s local sheep, goat and alpaca farmers at Local Cloth’s Fiber Feel Day 2017, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at the WNC Farmer’s Market. Then they can attend special workshops at Local Cloth’s Dye Studio and Classroom June 6, 7 and 8 to learn ways to use that fiber.

Featured Book: A TANGLED TREE, MY FATHER’S PATH TO IMMORTALITY by Aiyannna Sezak-Blatt proudly announces the release of Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt’s book, A Tangled Tree, My Father’s Path to Immortality, published by Logosophia Books. 

A Tangled Tree explores the story of three generations, as written by a daughter eager to understand her family’s history, while searching to accept her father’s eccentricity, beauty, rage and nomadic existence.  

You are invited to celebrate this special event!  Aiyanna will be hosting a reading and Book Launch on Saturday, June 3rd, at 7 p.m., at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe, in downtown Asheville. There will be wine, and a sweet, honey-infused delight for all!

Asheville Initiative for Mathematics Through UNC Asheville

Project Snowflake

The Asheville Initiative for Mathematics is a public outreach project run by the Math department. Our mission is to promote excellence in math education and universal math literacy.  One step in that direction is to help people remember how much fun math can be – and how creative – and how beautiful.  This is the motivation behind Project Snowflake.  We hope you enjoy making paper snowflakes!  And it’s even more fun with friends and family!  Look for these snowflakes in the windows at local businesses, pictures of them on Facebook, and share pictures of your own! #avlsnowflake.

The Word “Entitlement” Has Become a *Snarl Word

written by Jane Edwards

Ask 2 Answer:  “The Repubs keep calling Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs and they are not – we paid and pay for them…” Here is my take:  Republicans and Libertarians have turned the word “Entitlements” into what is called a “snarl word” – a politically-charged word delivered in a demeaning, sneering tone. I get it – words matter… like “Enhanced Interrogation” vs. “Torture.”  But, seriously, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter what Republicans do with the lexicon? If it makes you feel better, refer to the programs as “federal retirement benefits.” Try not to get worked up with what the less imaginative call them.

Equal Rights Amendment Media Release

NC women call for equal rights following Nevada’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Women’s equal rights advocates call on the leaders of both chambers to take action on current ERA bills sitting in Committees on Rules. (Raleigh, NC) March 22, 2017 – Members from various organizations supporting equal rights for women in North Carolina will be in the gallery of the legislative House Chamber at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, when Representative Carla Cunningham will recognize the work of all women and men to secure equal rights and congratulate the ten counties and municipalities that have passed an ERA resolution. Adoptions of ERA resolutions are rolling across the state since record-setting numbers of women’s rights advocates participated in the historic Women’s March in DC in January of this year.

How Good Habits Can Make You Happier

One of life’s enduring missions is the quest to create good habits. The big ones always come to the forefront: eating healthier, exercising more, becoming more productive. And as many of us know, the stumbling blocks are ever-present. But as Gretchen Rubin sees it, one of the keys to effectively generating good habits is simply knowing yourself, stating, “Shape the habit to suit yourself, and then you set yourself up for success.”  Continue reading

HEAR OUR VOICE at Asheville Art Museum May 20 – July 16, 2017

Asheville Art Museum On the Slope (175 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville 28801)

Hear Our Voice features a selection of posters organized by The Amplifier Foundation, a “visual media experiment dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement.” The Amplifier Foundation commissions posters and also accepts submissions from artists that address current issues. This exhibition explores the potential of visual art to empower people, artists, and communities and promote dialogue. Hear Our Voice includes individual works by more than 40 woman-identified artists, as well as selections from Jessica Sabogal’s Better Than Perfect and Shepard Fairey’s We the People series.

The Front Porch – a place to think about things

I’ve been asked recently why it is that SheVille has “become political”.  Short answer: We are proponents of treating all people with decency, kindness and respect.

Longer answer: Well, to tell you the truth, I hadn’t thought of it as political in the sense of bipartisan.  We all have recently been handed a huge opportunity to state who we are and what we believe.  We at SheVille are supporters of diversity, creativity, balance, collaboration, compassion, sustainability & environmental preservation that challenge greed, exploitation & domination. That’s all and that’s everything.

We appreciate our readers and we appreciate the question.  Questions, comments and  suggestions are welcomed and can be added below.

Best regard from your editor, manager and chief bottle washer,



The Asheville City Market’s new location this season: North Market Street!


The Asheville City Market is moving to a new location this season: North Market Street! The freshest, best-tasting food in the area will now take over two blocks of downtown Asheville every Saturday morning. You’ll still find your favorite vendors of farm-fresh produce, meat, dairy, and local artisan products, as well as brand-new offerings in the expanded market.

Asheville City Market South remains at its location in the center of Biltmore Park Town Square and will be open every Wednesday afternoon for your
mid-week shopping needs.  Click for more information

Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective 2017 – 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE June 15


Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization which purposes to increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.

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