Join the ever-vivacious humorist, intuitive and author Jonna Rae Bartges and the infinitely talented musician and teacher, Nicholas Andrea, on Saturday, August 25, starting at 6:30 p.m. for our Drumming Circle. This is always a fun event, held outside near the labyrinth. Please bring your drum or other instrument, folding chair, insect repellent or Citronella candles. Weather forecast sounds great, but you may need a jacket before we’re finished.  Suggested donation: $10.

Travel Alert for anyone driving from Lake Lure, Bat Cave, or Hendersonville on Highway 9 South: Although the road is officially “open” from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., it is not consistently available for travel. We recommend using an alternate route. Highway 9 from Black Mountain is open to the Center. You can also travel Old Fort Road from Old Fort, or Chestnut Hill Road or Morgan Hill Road through Fairview.