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The Winter Garden

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – “The Winter Garden” will be presented by Master Gardener Ralph Coffey on Ralph will show how to design a garden based on winter interest, with an emphasis on plants that offer color & beauty all year long.Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swannanoa Library.

Using photographs from his own garden, Ralph will show how to design a garden based on winter interest, with an emphasis on plants that offer color and beauty all year long.

He’ll discuss how to design the garden with evergreens and conifers, deciduous trees, grasses, shrubs with fruits and berries, and hardscape (including water and stone). Ralph owns the 1889 White Gate Inn in Asheville where he has developed extensive gardens over the past 13 years.

This program is free and the public is invited. For more information, call the library at 250-6486.

Autumn Players: Mystery and Mischief

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre will present Mystery And Mischief at the Swannanoa Library on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes meets his match in William Britain’s adaptation of A Scandal in Bohemia. But Old Hank and Snake Eyes cannot match the freckled kid in O. Henry’s The Ransom of Red Chief (as adapted by Janina Shoemaker and Kevin McKee).

This program is free and all ages are invited. For more information, contact the Swannanoa Library at 250-6486 or email [email protected].

Awesome Fishing Pier at Owen Park!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Charles D. Owen Park (Owen Park) in Swannanoa is one of the prettiest parks in Buncombe County. The 29 acre park is tucked behind Owen Manufacturing Company on Warren Wilson Road. The park attracts athletes and naturalists alike. Often the athlete is a naturalist and the naturalist an athlete! For the athlete, Owen Park is noted for its lighted baseball diamonds Check out Owen Park's great, new, ADA accessible pier!and outdoor basketball courts.

The naturalist appreciates that the park is a part of The North Carolina Birding Trail. Over 40 species have been sighted within the park boundaries. This spring, birders from miles around “flocked” to the park to see and hear the lone Owen Park Loon. The migrating bird used the Owen Park lakes as a resting place before heading for its summer home much further north.

Recently, a floating fishing pier and a solar powered fish feeder have been installed on the largest of Owen Park’s two, clear lakes. The fishing pier is T shaped with low, angled handrails. The handrails allow easy fishing access for children and people in wheelchairs.

Conveniently located next to the fishing pier is the solar powered fish feeder. The fish feeder sprays fish food into the water hourly during the daylight hours. Owen Park fish are learning to tell time. They congregate around the feeder at the top of the hour and join
in the Owen Park Feeding Frenzy. Local anglers are looking forward to 2012 when the lake will be stocked with catfish!

Circling the lakes in a figure 8 is a .83 mile walking trail. The trail has recently been graded and resurfaced and is popular with joggers, walkers and birders. The walking trail links to a longer trail that meanders through Warren Wilson College along the banks of the Swannanoa River .

Owen Park has two large picnic shelters that are perfect for events and are available for rent. Call Alice Shelton at 299-8104 for more information. There are several picnic tables and grills that are used on a first come-first served basis.

Owen Park also has a playground and public restrooms. For more information about this Swannanoa gem, call Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services at 250-6700. Charles D. Owen Park is located in Swannanoa at 875 Warren Wilson Road.

Don’t Forget to Groove on Grovemont on July 12!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The first concert of the Groovin’ on Grovemont summer concert series will be The Groovemont Players – rock, soul, blues, country & beyond!

This collection of Swannanoa Valley players represents a “who’s who”of Swannanoa Valley and regional talent, coordinated by Steve Moseley, performing a mix of rock, soul, blues, and beyond! This will be an evening to remember, full of wonderful musical surprises.Groovin' on Grovemont

The concert will be held on July 12 at 6 p.m. in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair & come enjoy this great music! Concessions will include hot dogs, pizza, home-baked goods & ice cream, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Swannanoa Library & the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 250-6486.

Bonus feature: GIANT HALF PRICE BOOK SALE at the Swannanoa Library during each Groovin’ concert. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!

Free Summer Concerts Groovin’ on Grovement

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council present the 9th annual Groovin’ on Grovemont summer concert series in Grovemont Square adjacent to the Swannanoa Library. These free shows will be July 12, July 26, and August 9 and will begin at 6 p.m.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy these family-friendly evenings of great music! Concessions including hot dogs, pizza, home-baked goods and ice cream will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program.

Admission to Groovin’ on Grovemont is free, but donations are always welcome. Individual and business sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Bonus feature: GIANT HALF PRICE BOOK SALE at the Swannanoa Library during each Groovin’ concert. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!

Concert Schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
    The Groovemont Players – Rock, soul, blues, country and beyond!
  • Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.
    Ahora Si – Latin/Cuban-style jazz
  • Tuesday, August 9 at 6 p.m.
    Red June – Acoustic Americana/bluegrass/roots rock

For more information, call 250-6486 or email [email protected].