Ellen Briggs, author of Are Your Kids Running on Empty? and Mom, I’m Hungry, What’s For Dinner?, brings her expertise in children’s nutrition to two Earth Fare locations on Friday, Aug. 4. Briggs will appear at the Westgate Earth Fare from 12 to 2 p.m., and again at Earth Fare South on Hendersonville Road from 4 to 6 p.m. She’ll sign books, give mini-consultations to parents about healthy meals for kids, discuss food trends and decode common myths regarding healthful grocery shopping. For more information, visit www.earthfare.com.
Namaste Yoga and Healing Center on Broadway in downtown Asheville is opening the Good Om Kitchen, Asheville’s first vegan deli featuring all organic, local and live foods. A grand-opening celebration is planned for Friday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., with live music provided by Jah Light. The Good Om Kitchen will be open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. The menu will focus on gourmet vegan sandwiches, salads, pizzas and baked goods, as well as something called a “yoga shot.” Lunch-time yoga and massage will also be available. For more information, call 253-6985, or visit www.namasteasheville.com.
Slow Food Asheville needs volunteers to help with set-up, food and beverage serving, cleanup and other tasks for The Lips of the Snail — a celebration and fund-raiser for WNC delegates an international slow-food conference. Also needed is someone to coordinate a silent auction that will take place at the event, which will be held at the Hawk and Ivy B&B. The fund-raiser will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 9 p.m., but the time to get involved is now. For more information, call Barbara Swell at 298-2270 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.