The Craggy Mountain Line Railroad —a nonprofit dedicated to preserving a historic 3-mile section of railroad on the Craggy Mountain Line in Buncombe County — will present the second installment of this season’s holiday-themed run on Saturday. Launched on Nov. 30, the holiday event runs every Saturday up until Christmas — Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, and train rides will be offered once per hour from 4-8 p.m.
After being cancer-free for six years, Penny Stollery recently hiked from the edge of Gatlinburg to Mount LeConte with friends to mark the end of five years of hormonal therapy. But as she stood on the mountain, the oncology nurse practitioner says she recognized that life after cancer is its own battle — and one that is seldom discussed. (photo courtesy of Penny Stollery)
Local therapist and ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez will give a free presentation about mindfulness practices for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Malaprop’s Bookstore this Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Xpress spoke with him to dispel some myths about this disorder that affects an estimated 3 to 7 percent of school-aged children nationwide. (Photo courtesy of Rudy Rodriguez)
More than 300 participated in Asheville’s first Walk For Lupus Now event. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease disease that causes inflamation. This inflammation can damage major organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and the brain. In North Carolina alone, the disease affects about 45,000 people.
The Asheville Ballet performs Sleeping Beauty at Diana Wortham Theatre, tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $15 to $40, with group rates available in all sections. Call the box office at (828) 257-4530 for reservations, and call Ann Dunn, Director, at (828) 258-1028 for group rates. Photos by Megan Dombroski
The resurgence of the hula hoop is a national trend and there are two ways to get your hoop on in Asheville this month. Then take the celebration to the streets at the Mardi Gras parade and catch a ventriloquist while you’re at it.