Deck the Trees, the annual fundraising event for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry (SVCM) Fuel Fund, takes place at businesses throughout Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley through January 2. “We really loved seeing the effort the decorators put into their trees,” says Carli Petit, who, along with Scott Roy and Maddie Michaud, judged the 2021 competition.
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Literature has a common theme of redemption in which the simpler things in life are found to be more rewarding than things we strive for and hold up as valuable. As "The Hobbit’s Thorin says, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
The Southern Highland Craft Guild will be hosting the last of its demonstrations at the Folk Art Center until March of 2023. These demonstrations take place daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature two artists of differing media.
Mountain Projects, a Community Action Agency (CAA) headquartered in Waynesville, has launched its Holiday Emergency Fund Campaign. Some ways these funds are used include the purchase of heaters, blankets, winter clothing and food boxes, and sometimes assistance with heating bills.
Attic Salt Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the wacky parody "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," by local playwright and director Rodney Smith, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 9-24.
Renowned jeweler Q Evon (known by her fans simply as Q) hosts her annual holiday sale Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 11, from 12–4 p.m. at her studio in Weaverville’s Reems Creek Valley.
December is a festive time in Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD), with holiday sales, demonstrations, exhibitions, a new gallery opening and, of course, Second Saturday on December 10.
Burnsville’s charming downtown and square comes alive with Christmas magic for Merry Main Street on Friday, December 9, from 5–9 p.m. Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa and a tree lighting ceremony on the square and live music.