Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Asheville YogaFest scheduled for July 8-10


Special Locals Only Tickets Now Available
 

Asheville YogaFest 2016 is pleased to present its Third Annual Yoga Extravaganza on July 8th, 9th and 10th in historic Montford at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 229 Cumberland Ave. A special locals only ticket for all three days of the festival is now on sale for $100. The locals only price is available for Buncombe County residents, public servants, non-profit workers and students in order to make this yoga celebration accessible to the local community. 

Asheville YogaFest 2016 is a project of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission. "We are proud of what Asheville YogaFest has become – an immersive, intensive, three day, all encompassing, yoga experience! We're soaring into our third year and are offering the most amazing array of yoga teachers ever seen in our city. We are a festival born to honor yoga teachers...their dedication and expertise. All of our teachers this year were hand selected and we visited all of their cities and studios. They represent the best, most accessible and engaging yoga teachers in our part of the country,” said Mike Hiers, Asheville YogaFest 2016 Director.

Asheville YogaFest 2016 will showcase its evolution into the preeminent yoga festival in the Southern United States, as prominent yoga teachers from around the South will team up with luminaries from the yoga mecca of Asheville to present three full days of deep yoga practice. Notable yoga teachers from Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham, Charleston, Pensacola, Raleigh and Charlotte will align with eight of Asheville's best to create a real regional experience and expose yogis to a wide variety of yoga styles. This will allow locals to practice with many master teachers that they have never seen while still honoring local favorites. 


Asheville YogaFest will present 12 thematic two-hour yoga workshops and will also unveil YogaTalks on Friday night. YogaTalks are a yoga-centric take on Ted Talks, where five noteworthy speakers will present 12 minute talks with a focus on cutting edge yoga theory and practice. Saturday night, Asheville YogaFest 2016 is honored to welcome hometown kirtan favorite, Osel featuring Michael Johnson, for an uplifting mantra driven concert. There will also be a vendor village with approximately 25 exhibitors.

Asheville is deep in the practice of yoga, with more studios and more practitioners than any city of similar size. It is well known in the yoga community across America that there is something special happening here. In order to allow inclusion of local practitioners, a deeply discounted $100 ticket, all inclusive, is available on the website, ashevilleyogafset.net. Limit of 100 tickets.

Chamber members are offered the same discount ($75) - $100 for all three days.

Full information available at ashevilleyogafest.net and on the Asheville Yogafest page on Facebook

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Malaprop's Book Store lists special events for July



Friday, July 1 at 7 pm

TIMBER HAWKEYE READING & SIGNING

Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, offers a secular and non-sectarian approach to being at peace with the world (both within and around us). His intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire.



Saturday, July 3 at 3 pm

POETRIO

Join us for our monthly series of readings and signings by 3 poets at 3 pm! This month will feature Ed Madden (Ark), Christina Parker (Mother May I), and Amelia Martens (The Spoons in the Grass are There to Build a Moat).



Wednesday, July 6 at 7 pm

ERIK LARS MYERS AND SARAH FICKE READING & SIGNING 

The authors of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries will be joining us for a lively discussion and beer tasting. Erik and Sarah celebrate the publication of the book’s 2nd edition, which has been updated to profile over 140 NC breweries! Reviewers have called it “an indispensable regional beer handbook.” Erik is the president of the NC Craft Brewers Guild and started Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough, NC. 



Thursday, July 7 at 7 pm

DANE HUCKELBRIDGE READING & SIGNING 

Dane Huckelbridge’s new book, The United States of Beer, is an entertaining, irreverent, and informative look at how beer shaped this country’s history. It traces the history of beer from Native American alcoholic drinks to the first US brewery, the first macrobrew revolution, Prohibition, and, finally, the rise of craft beer. Dane is the author of Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit. We will have beer on hand for this event!



Friday, July 8 at 11 am

ESTHER SMITH DEMO & DISCUSSION

Esther Smith will join us for a fun-filled hands-on workshop! Esther is the author of Making Books with Kids, a delightful source of activities that will engage kids in craft projects as they create their own books, with sections that focus on design, illustration, binding techniques, and more. Judi Kauffman of Scrapbooking.com Magazine raves that this book is sure to join Esther’s earlier work, How to Make Books, as “one of the best in its category [of] book making.” Esther creates limited edition and artists’ books with Purgatory Press. Her works have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitney Museum, and more!



Saturday, July 9 at 3:30 pm
POETRY ON REQUEST

Local poets Katherine Soniat and Tracey Schmidt are hosting this event the second Saturday of each month from 3:30-4:30 pm. Come by and have a poem written especially for you!



Monday, July 11 at 7 pm

COLORING AND CABERNET

Join Malaprop’s booksellers Linda-Marie & Cindy at the Battery Park Book Exchange for an evening of wine, coloring, and conversation! We’ll have coloring books available for 25% off at BPBX, or bring your own. We’ll supply pencils and markers.  



Sunday, July 17 at 3 pm

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

Join host Tommy Hays for the monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.



Tuesday, July 19

BETH REVIS LAUNCH PARTY

We are celebrating the publication of local author Beth Revis’ new book, A World Without You! Protagonist Bo, who struggles with mental illness, also believes he can time travel. A trip gone wrong causes him to lose his girlfriend Sofia in the year 1692, where she is threatened with death by the Puritan colony that finds her.  As clues point to what’s actually happening with Bo and Sofia, the sense of tragedy mounts. Publishers Weekly calls it “a story that is both heartbreaking and hopeful.” Beth is the author of the New York Times’ bestselling Across the Universe series. 



Saturday, July 23

WILL FREY READING & SIGNING

Will Frey joins us with his new book Ease Into Freedom, a practical and illuminating guide to relieving stress. Will is a teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction in the Program on Integrative Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. The book offers tips on everything from breath to sitting postures and time management. Rob Kramer, author of Stealth Coaching, calls the book “a gentle yet powerful companion to keep on your desk or your bedside.” 



Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE PRE-PERFORMANCE WARM-UP 

Join us to celebrate NC Stage’s theatrical adaptation of Melinda Long’s How I Became a Pirate. Malaprop’s is excited to host a night of lively banter, food, and festivities! We will be joined by guests TBD as they discuss the play and bring the page to the stage. 

Wednesday, July 27 at 7 pm
ERICA WESTLY READING & SIGNING

Erica Westly joins us for her new book, Fastpitch, a history of softball that Library Journal hails as “a fast-paced journey through an original American sport . . . [that] will give all readers a sense of nostalgia.” This well-researched book is an exploration of the sport’s invention and its evolution. Erica examines softball’s importance in the fight for gender equality and more. She is a journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, Scientific American, and Esquire, among others. 



Saturday, July 30 at 5 pm

SHARED WORLDS with JEFF VANDERMEER, ANN VANDERMEER, LEAH THOMAS, THOMAS OLDE HEUVALT, TERRA McVOY, JULIA ELLIOTT, TOBIAS BUCKELL, and NATHAN BALLINGRUD

We're excited to host an afternoon of readings from the instructors of Wofford College's Shared Worlds program, a murderer's row of sci-fi, fantasy and weird fiction. MC'd by Shared Worlds founder Jeremy L.C. Jones, this event will feature authors Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer, Asheville's Nathan Ballingrud, Tobias Buckell, Julia Elliott, Terra McVoy, Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Leah Thomas, who will each be reading from their personal favorite passages for an event that promises to be strange, fast-paced and even a little competitive. Now in its ninth year, Shared Worlds is an interdisciplinary program for middle and high school students that emphasizes problem solving, collaborative creation, and experiential learning through the exploration of speculative fiction genres.



Sunday, July 31 at 5 pm 

ROBERT BEATTY READING & SIGNING TICKETED EVENT 

The highly anticipated sequel to Robert Beatty’s bestselling Serafina and the Black Cloak is here! In Serafina and the Twisted Staff, Serafina is faced with new challenges that include the appearance of mysterious and potentially dangerous strangers who are threatening the safety of her beloved Biltmore Estate. Kirkus Reviews raves: “Beatty continues to build a fascinating magical world, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Biltmore Estate developing beyond mere settings into characters themselves.” We will be joined by characters from the series during this event!



Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31         8 pm-Midnight

HARRY POTTER LAUNCH PARTY and BOOK RELEASE @ 12 MIDNIGHT!

Join us for a night of Potter-mania that will culminate in the release of the newest publication in the beloved Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! In this installment, the now grown Harry has to face the darkness of his past, and his youngest son Albus wrestles with his family’s history.  This is the first official Harry Potter tale that will be presented on stage, and it will premiere in London on July 30. We’ll celebrate all things Potter at the store with costumes, refreshments, and fun!  



Join a Bookclub!
Tuesday, July 5 at 7 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOKCLUB (WILD)

Join co-hosts, Malaprop’s bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett and Maria Fire for the WILD Bookclub, which meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange. The July pick is H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.



Tuesday, July 5 at 7 pm

CURRENT EVENTS BOOKCLUB

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political topics. The July pick is Dark Money by Jane Mayer. 



Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 2 pm

AUTISM BOOKCLUB

Hosts Catherine Faherty and Carolyn Ogburn will lead a discussion of Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life by Catherine Faherty.



Wednesday, July 6 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago.



Monday, July 11 at 7 pm

MYSTERY BOOKCLUB

Join host Tena Frank to discuss Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith.



Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. The July pick is War, So Much War by Merce Rodoreda. 


Habitat seeks construction supervisor



Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) seeks a Construction Supervisor to oversee the construction of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity houses. Responsibilities include overseeing and instructing up to 10 skilled or unskilled volunteers daily, and assuring that all work is done in accordance with approved drawings, current building codes, AAHH building practices and Safety Policy.
High School diploma (or equivalent) preferred. Two years of experience in residential construction, or one year full-time staff or stipend volunteer experience with Habitat for Humanity’s construction programs, is required. Must be able to effectively communicate with a variety of people, personalities and backgrounds, as well as manage, supervise and motivate individuals and volunteer teams.
This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. To view the complete job description, please visit http://www.ashevillehabitat.org/about/employment/ To apply, email cover letter and resume to preeves@ashevillehabitat.org. No phones calls or walk-ins. EOE.