Outdoor Journal

Catch the MPAC buzz: Psst! Rumor has it that a curious coalition of cyclists, aerial artists, rugby players, soccer enthusiasts and the like are working to fund and build a multisport facility in North Asheville. The “Multi Purpose Athletic and Community Complex” is a “nonprofit community effort to bring a state-of-the-art athletic, community, health-and-wellness facility to Western North Carolina,” say organizers. They’re looking for your ideas, your energy and your donations. The effort’s being spearheaded by Randy Bassham, founder of the North Carolina Mountain Area Youth Soccer Association. The MPAC project aims to bring a variety of sports and community people together. For more information, visit the Web site, www.ncmaysa.com/mpac.html, or e-mail Bassham at executivedirector@ncmaysa.com.

Frisbee hole-in-one: If you’re handy with a Frisbee, have a hankering for winter golf but don’t want to lug around all those clubs, and love the Smokies, then try the Winter Random Doubles Disc Golf Tournament on Dec. 6 at Fontana Village. The tournament offers the opportunity to meet other players from the area while enjoying the breath-taking beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

There’s a $30 registration fee, which covers both your tournament play and your Fontana Village Mug (good for holding the free beer at the post-event party, where there will be live music by Miles from Pangaea). Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. at Fontana Village Resort. After registration comes team selection and then tournament play; the party starts at about 4:00 p.m. Tournament players will also get a $59.99 lodge-room rate for that evening.

For more information, contact Jerry at 498-2122 or e-mail jerry.span@fontanavillage.com.

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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