The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the building comes even more alive with its annual Winter Wonderland festivities. Photo courtesy of The Grove Arcade.

Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20

Get your Thanksgiving relaxation started early with a weekend chock full of fun events. From holiday light shows to gallery openings, costume party extravaganzas, yoga kirtans and storytelling festivals  – this weekend is jam packed! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Winter Wonderland […]

CIRCLE GAME: This year, four generations of Bannermans are involved with the annual dance camp, as well as many other friends, who initially may have come as strangers, but have become close over the decades. “It's really a community of family," says founder Glenn Bannerman.

Bannerman Family Thanksgivi­ng Folk Dance Camp celebrates its 47th year

The Bannerman Family Thanksgiving Folk Dance Camp began 46 years ago, when Glenn and Evelyn Bannerman traveled around the country, with their children, to attend folk dances. “We’ve always been dancers,” Glenn Bannerman says. But it was difficult to find a group that would also be engaging for their children, so the Bannerman family launched its own dance camp.