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ASHE, the UNC Asheville environmental group and the Mountain Protectors Campaign are hosting a benefit concert Sept. 24, 3 to 11 p.m. at the UNC Asheville Quad, to help raise community awareness of the dangers of nuclear waste. Say “no” to the transportation through or dumping of nuclear waste in WNC and “yes” to promoting renewable energy resources.


The Arts Council will sponsor a basket-weaving class Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Macon County Cooperative Extension Building. Participants will construct a functional and decorative “Williamsburg” basket, designed after a popular basket used in Colonial times. Instructor Joanne Nolen is a skilled weaver and basket maker. No experience is needed.


Western Carolina University will offer a six-week ballroom dance class from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 12 through Oct. 10, with a final class Thursday, Oct. 13, on the WCU campus.

Instructor Heidi Turlington, with degrees in dance and physical education, is a former competitive dancer and experienced instructor. Participants will learn dances including the waltz, tango, cha-cha, swing and fox-trot, as well as the basics of leading and following in social ballroom dance. Participants are welcome with or without a partner and should wear comfortable, soft-bottomed shoes.


Whee! Fest using electronica to feed the hungry and bring people together

Just outside Western Carolina University, the sounds and vibrations of the underground music scene could be heard and felt in the hills just off of Monteith Gap Road in Cullowhee last Saturday.

Equipped with tents, hula hoops, glow sticks, frisbees, canned goods and ... beer ... hundreds of young people marched their way to a counter cultural celebration of sorts.


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