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The Art of Wine and Vines to Benefit The North Carolina Arboretum and CarePartners Hospice

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Art of Wine & Vines will take place on Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum at the Baker Exhibit Center and Gardens, the event is a benefit for The North Carolina Arboretum Society and CarePartners Foundation.
Guests will have the opportunity to raise a glass while raising funds to support two local organizations. The evening will feature wines hand selected by the staff of Asheville Wine Market and provided by Empire Distributors of North Carolina, Inc. Attendees will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres highlighting local flavors by Céline and Company as they experience the gardens in their summer splendor.

“As an organization that includes health and wellness in its mission scope, The North Carolina Arboretum is pleased to work collaboratively with CarePartners,” said George Briggs, Executive Director of The North Carolina Arboretum. “This innovative partnership provides a way for attendees to invest in the welfare of our community. Funds from the event will provide important investment for the Arboretum’s creative and growing palette of exhibits, both on site and traveling, that provides enjoyment and knowledge for students and visitors of all ages.”
The Arboretum’s new summer exhibits will be open and a variety of live music will add to the ambiance, making it an evening to remember. Botanical Chords by Terry Ashley and The Fine Art of Wood: An International Invitational Exhibition of Woodturning give unique and awe-inspiring perspectives on how artists utilize plants in their work. A live demonstration by a member of the Carolina Mountain Woodturners will show how a rugged piece of wood is transformed into a breathtaking work of art.
As a special part of the evening, artist William Mangum will be on hand to celebrate the release of his new book, “North Carolina Beautiful.” Mangum is collaborating with The North Carolina Arboretum, as well as five other conservation and preservation nonprofits across the state, for the launch of his book. This tribute to North Carolina’s beauty and splendor includes more than 140 original pieces of art by Mangum, which are accompanied by educational vignettes that reveal how readers can explore, celebrate, and protect the Old North State.
Tickets to The Art of Wine & Vines are $100 per person, and garden party attire is suggested. Reservations may be made online at www.ncarboretum.org/support. For more information, please call (828) 665-2492. The central mission of The North Carolina Arboretum, an affiliate institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, is to cultivate connections between people and plants.

Join the Affiliates this Thursday for the First Event of 2011!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Affiliates in conjunction with The Pisgah Center invite you to party the night away at our first fundraising event of 2011 – the “Second Chance Dance.” Join us Thursday, May 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pack Place for an exciting evening of fun all in support of a great cause.

The event will include live music from Broken Happy Band and Dave Earl along with authentic Italian food from Fiore’s Ristorante Toscana, beer from Catawba Valley Brewing Company and Mirassou Wine. Also remember to bring cash for the silent auction and raffle as an array of items ranging from spa treatments to local art will be available.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. RSVP by contacting the Pisgah Center at [email protected] or visiting the Asheville Affiliates Facebook page.

Special thanks to event sponsors Pack Place,  Fiore’s, ImageSmith, Star 104.3, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, WNCW, Mirassou Wine, Webb Insurance, Altamont Environmental and Crooked Condiments.

The Pisgah Center is a residential alternative that provides hope to troubled (formerly incarcerated) youth through education, adventure and service. Visit www.thepisgahcenter.org for more information.

The Asheville Affiliates is a community network that hosts “Parties with A Purpose” to support Asheville non-profit organizations. Visit www.ashevilleaffiliates.com.

Wine Studio of Asheville Hosts ‘Winesday on Wednesdays’ for ASAP

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – ASAP is the Wine Studio of Asheville‘s featured nonprofit for April at their Winesday events. That means that every Wednesday ASAP will receive $1 for each person who attends! Winesdays, from 5-8 pm, are just $5 and are a great opportunity for area wine lovers to get together, socialize, try new wines, and, in honor of Get Local April’s farmstead cheese focus, local cheese. An area cheesemaker will be at each of the Winesday nights to sample and sell their artisan products. Here’s a schedule: April 6, Looking Glass Creamery; April 13, Three Graces Dairy; April 20, Spinning Spider Creamery; and April 27, Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheese. See you there!

Wine Studio of Asheville Hosts Soul Hope Event

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Tis the season to give back to those in need! Sunday December 5th is a chance to support Sole Hope at the Wine Studio of Asheville. Sole Hope’s mission is to support widows, orphans, and other people living in Africa by providing quality shoes for those in need. The event will be a wine tasting and benefit  for Sole Hope.

It’s a way to try  wonderful wines through a local wine bar, and support people in need. Beautiful silk screened posters by James Gaffney, along with other artists, including photography from Zambia. Begins at 4.30pm at 169 Charlotte Street. 100% of proceeds to benefit Sole Hope. www.solehope.com

7th Annual ‘Doors of Asheville’ Art Show Coming Nov. 5th

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Save the date! MHO, or Mountain Housing Opportunities is preparing for for the 7th Annual Doors of Asheville, right around the corner on November 5th, 2010. MHO is committed to building homes and communities in the Asheville area through affordable home ownership, community rental investments, emergency home repair, and rural home rehabilitation.

The 2010 Doors of Asheville is a community art show and fundraiser, featuring a live auction of over 25 works of art by regional artists, with homes and homes and housing as it’s theme. All proceeds benefit the services of Mountain Housing Opportunities. The event is being held at The Venue on 21 North Market Street. Tickets are on sales now. $55 per person or $100 per couple, which includes wine, beer and hors d’oevres. Reservation are required. Go to http://www.mtnhousing.org/doors/ for more information


Marthaler Jewelers Celbrates Grand Opening at Biltmore Park

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – On Friday, October 15th, Marthaler Jewelers had guests sparkling with smiles as they gathered around the displays of diamonds, sapphires, silver, and more for their ribbon cutting ceremony. Members of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce as well as surrounding office tenants and friends and family spoke with Tonya and Andy Marthaler and explored the store as they perused the fine jewelry selection, snacked on food catered by Hickory Tavern, entered their names for door prizes, and learned more about what goes into creating the exquisite accessories. Marthaler Jewelers continued to celebrate their opening on Saturday, October 16th, with a trunk show and a wine and cheese reception.

Marthaler Jewelers is a full-service jewelry store offering custom jewelry design, sales, repair work, and insurance appraisals. The store exclusively carries well-known brands including Sara Blaine, Parade, Tissot, and more. Andy, who is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, also has a passion for working with customers to help them find the right piece for them and their budgets, and with the holiday season fast approaching, now is a better time than ever to browse his selection.

Find Marthaler Jewelers in Suite 100 at 8 Town Square Boulevard, or call them at 828.676.1625.

Grove Park Showcases Local Artists and Farmers

Friday, October 15th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa is taking the farm to table concept to a new level with a series of dinners to showcase local famers and artists. Asheville Highlights, A Night for Local Flavors will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday October 28 at Grove Park Inn’s Blue Ridge Dining Room.  Chefs at the renowned, historic Inn will collaborate with neighboring farmers to create a dining experience highlighted by local food, wines and art.

The October dinner will feature fresh ingredients from Sunburst Trout Farms in Canton, and will showcase art from The River Arts District. Artists Constance Williams, Phillip Deangelo, Barbara Perez and Laurie McCarriar will be joined by well known local artist Michelle Suavee. The dinner will also feature the Blue Ridge Dining Rooms pastry chef.  Diners will be able to interact with the farmers and the artists, while enjoying a delicious four course dinner made with freshly picked ingredients. The Blue Ridge Dining Room Local Showcase dinners will be held on the last Thursday of each month except November.

For reservations and more information, please contact The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.0050 or 828.252.2711; visit www.groveparkinn.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ewgrove and Facebook at www.facebook.com/groveparkinn.

New Dining Concept Coming to the Grove Park Inn

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is taking the farm to table concept to a new level beginning in September with a new series of dinners that will showcase local famers and artists. The inaugural Local Showcase Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday September 30 at Blue Ridge Dining Room. Chefs at the renowned, historic Inn will collaborate with neighboring farmers to create a dining experience highlighted by local food, wines and art. The first dinner will feature fresh ingredients from Hickory Nut Gap and Jolley Farms, and art by local painter John McKah. Diners will be able to interact with the farmers and the artists, while enjoying a delicious four course dinner made with freshly picked ingredients. The Blue Ridge Dining Room Local Showcase dinners will be held on the last Thursday of each month.

For reservations and more information, please contact The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.0050 or 828.252.2711; visit www.groveparkinn.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ewgrove and Facebook at www.facebook.com/groveparkinn.

Asheville Art Museum Presents Seventh Asheville Wine Auction and Gala Dinner

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum is delighted to announce that the Seventh Asheville Wine Auction & Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Togar Rugs. The premier charity wine auction in Western North Carolina, this event will feature a live auction of fine wines, art, fantastic trips and more, as well as a formal dinner with paired wines.

The Museum’s previous wine auctions have been unqualified successes. These outstanding affairs have brought people together for fun-filled evenings, while generating critical support for the non-profit Museum’s dynamic exhibitions and inspiring educational programs for people of all ages.

This gala event (black tie suggested) is being held at an extraordinary facility donated by Togar Rugs, transformed for the special evening into an elegant, stylish venue. An auctioneer will lead the evening’s bidding, with lots ranging from remarkable vintages and classic collector wines through estate jewelry to travel adventures and exotic oriental rugs. Wines will include older and new vintages of wines, several lots of selected, more affordable current vintages and something for anyone with an interest in wine!

Tickets are $125 per person ($55 tax deductible) and can be purchased at the Asheville Art Museum or over the phone at 828.253.3227.

The Seventh Asheville Wine Auction & Gala Dinner is supported by the following sponsors: Asheville Citizen-Times, AT&T North Carolina, Beverly-Grant, Mission Healthcare Foundation, Mutual Distributing, The Van Winkle Law Firm and Parsec Financial.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino to Open New State-of-the-Art Events Center

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

CHEROKEE, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel unveiled plans for a new 3,000-seat Events Center making it the region’s leading concert, events and entertainment venue. Opening celebrations are scheduled Labor Day Weekend 2010.

Hosting top-tier talent including country, comedy, and rock, sporting events and production shows, the three-level Events Center will include VIP suites, box seating and 1,000 balcony seats. Modular seating will be used for conventions, sports programming, catering and special events.

Concession areas will be located on all floors; LCD screens throughout the pre-function area. The stage will be 60′ by 40′, framed by 32′ screens with HD resolution. A D&B J Series Line array speaker system with theatrical lighting includes MA Lighting Grand MA2 console and Martin Intelligent lighting instruments. Green Room includes flat-screen televisions and dressing rooms.

The Events Center is part of the 56-acre property’s $633 million expansion to position Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel as the Southeast’s premier gaming destination and world-class entertainment and tourism destination. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the expansion is the most significant hospitality development underway in the Southeast and one of the largest in the U.S.

The “Master Plan” adds a third tower (532 luxury guest rooms/suites) providing the most accommodations in North and South Carolina, entertainment and VIP lounges, 18,000-square-foot spa, digital poker room, Asian gaming room, new restaurant and retail outlets, and parking garages.

Harrah’s Cherokee also is renovating current casino facilities and doubling the casino floor size to 195,000 square feet. Recently opened as a guest amenity is nearby Sequoyah National Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones II and Notah Begay III, owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and managed by Troon Golf, developer, marketer and manager of upscale golf properties.

In June 2009, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, owners of Harrah’s Cherokee, approved a referendum which permits wine, beer and spirits to be served on the casino floor, in restaurants, cafes, VIP lounge, and guest accommodations via room service.

Harrah’s Cherokee is located 50 miles from Asheville at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.