Eats & Drinks for Equal Housing

Eats and Drinks in August is at Mosaic Gourmet. They will donate 10% of receipts to Community Housing Coalition’s (CHC) mission Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th! Enjoy Mosaic’s casual and pleasant atmosphere. They use locally sourced items whenever possible and produce creative daily specials. Mosaic is located at 159 Bridge Street in Hot Springs, NC and is open Tues-Sunday.

“Eats and Drinks for Affordable Housing” exists to strengthen relationships in our community, bring awareness to CHC’s mission, and promote/support local businesses who partner with us on this year-round initiative. CHC is in its third year of Eats and Drinks and looking forward to continuing the tradition for many to come.

Community Yard Sale!

Mars Hill Retirement Center is hosting a Community Yard Sale on August 17 from 7 am-3 pm, benefitting Community Housing Coalition of Madison County (CHC). Table rentals and concession sales proceeds will go to CHC. Call Teresa at (828) 689-7970 to book a table (limited to 60 tables). There will be biscuits, sausage, and coffee for breakfast, cakewalks throughout the day, and other activities to enjoy! Make a day of it and enjoy all the fun Mars Hill has to offer.

Community Housing Coalition of Madison County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate affordable, safe, and healthy housing through advocacy, education, and resource development. Visit chcmadisoncountync.org to learn more.

Biodiversity of the Southern Blue Ridge

The southern Appalachian Mountains are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the temperate world. Biodiversity is extremely high in terms of both the variety of different species and the abundance of each species. Nearly 10,000 species are already known to exist here, with more discovered each year – some of which are new to science!

Some kinds of organisms, such as salamanders and fungi, reach their highest levels of diversity in the Southern Appalachians. Other diverse groups include trees, mosses, millipedes, spiders, moths, beetles, and snails. Many of these species are endemic to this region, found here and nowhere else in the world.

This talk is the third in our series on the cultural and natural history of our region and will focus on the plants, animals, ecosystems, and geography of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Through narratives, pictures, and a question and answer session, we will explore the life found in our beautiful mountains. 

Josh Kelly was born in Madison County, NC, and attended UNC Asheville, where he earned a BS in Biology. His career has included the identification and study of Old Growth Forests with the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition and assisting WildLaw in the promotion of ecological restoration as the new paradigm of USDA Forest Service forest management. At MountainTrue, Josh monitors logging and development projects on public land and provides site-specific, scientific information promoting ecological restoration and preventing ecologically damaging management methods. 

This series is offered at no charge, though donations will be collected for the speaker.

Nancy Dagley, the creator of this ongoing series, has been active in natural resource management for more than 25 years, focusing on native and non-native flora, and recently retired from the National Park Service.

Join us in the workshop at the Marshall Container Co. on Wednesday, August 7 at 6pm.

A Third Eye Productions presents- RED by John Logan

2010 Tony Award, best play, about the life
of Abstract/Expressionist painter Mark
Rothko. The play follows Rothko as he
creates murals for NYC Four Seasons
Rothko and his young assistant, Ken,an
undergraduate who questions the master.
Directed by Jeff Messer
Marc Cameron as Mark Rothko
Ryan Miller as Ken

A Third Eye Productions presents- RED by John Logan

2010 Tony Award, best play, about the life
of Abstract/Expressionist painter Mark
Rothko. The play follows Rothko as he
creates murals for NYC Four Seasons
Rothko and his young assistant, Ken,an
undergraduate who questions the master.
Directed by Jeff Messer
Marc Cameron as Mark Rothko
Ryan Miller as Ken