More of what’s going around on a Monday:
–Patton Avenue Public House has a new name – Byrish Haus Pub.
-In case you missed it, the old Fiddlin’ Pig restaurant building off Tunnel Road was recently demolished. Loyal reader Dianne sent in this photo of the demolition of the decrepit building.
–The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville Oct. 20-23. In its 69th year, the showcase presents a rich selection of talent from contemporary and traditional craft. It will exhibit works of fiber, wood, clay, metal, glass, paper, leather, jewelry, natural materials and mixed media. Both floors will be filled with almost two-hundred masters of craft that honor and celebrate the legacy of the Appalachian creatives who established this well-recognized culture, according to a press release.
-More high praise for Wilma Dykeman’s newly published memoir, Family of Earth, this time from the New York Times Book Review.
–Steve Fisher, a National Geographic magazine Adventurer of the Year who has paddled some of the wildest rivers in the world, will speak at Mars Hill University at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17. He’ll speak on the topic of “Thriving Outdoors: A vision for following an unconventional path.” A multimedia presentation starts at 7 p.m. in Moore Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.
-Asheville will be one of more than 20 cities around the world where World Climate simulations will be held this week, according to a press release. World Climate is the award-winning “serious game” designed in Asheville by Climate Interactive, an organization with offices at The Collider. The event is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at The Collider. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Pizza and drinks provided. All ages welcome.
–Vortex Doughnuts will be celebrating its two-year anniversary/ birthday on Oct. 27, and the shop wants to celebrate by giving away 365 free “Vortex” Doughnuts, according to a press release. The Vortex is the shop’s signature doughnut, a cinnamon sugar yeast doughnut topped with a swirl of French Broad dark chocolate.
–The East West Pop Up Shop will be popping up with a three-day Fall Pop Up Market showcasing the best in handmade and vintage, beginning Thursday, Oct. 13 and running through Saturday, Oct.15, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The market will be held indoors at East West Venue, 278 Haywood Road.
–Magellan Strategy Group and JB Media Institute have partnered to host the area’s first Internet marketing conference for tourism professionals. Share Your Story: A DIY Tourism Marketing Conference will be held Nov. 14 – 15 at The Collider in downtown Asheville, according to a press release.