Thursday, April 24, 2014

Community Events

Cheerful Word

Write Your Life Stories

 Someday, your children and grandchildren will grow older and long to connect with you on a deeper level. By preserving your stories today, you honor a life well-lived and share the experiences hold most dear, and those they will treasure for generations to come.

Join our dynamic 8-part workshop series, “My Life Stories,” starting Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm am at the historic Claddagh Inn of Hendersonville, offered by Sam Uhl of The Cheerful Word. Register by calling 828-595-2501 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit for more information.

Write two pages, share your story, encourage like-minded individuals in a small-group setting, and repeat. No writing experience necessary! Whether your life’s journey will be history or a mystery to your heirs is up to you.

About The Cheerful Word
“Sam” Uhl is founder and personal historian of The Cheerful Word, a company whose mission it is to honor, encourage, and inspire individuals and families by preserving their legacies and connecting us across the generations. . 828-595-2501 . This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Show & Tell for Adults in Hendersonville

Remember hauling a treasured possession to school and telling your friends why you loved it? Well, now you can share stories on a whole new level during a much more grown up “Show & Tell: Hendersonville.” It’s free, it’s fun, and stories shared by neighbors will warm your heart.

Bring an old photo, a war-time letter, jewelry—any artifact that has a story to show and tell. Personal Historian Sam Uhl will host “Show & Tell: Hendersonville at The Green Room Café & Coffeehouse on Thursday, March 27 at 1:00pm.

RSVP to Sam Uhl at 828-595-2501 or online at

Library Centennial

Henderson County Public Library Centennial Concert : April 10th  


Do you like to listen to show tunes, romantic and fun songs? Then you won’t want to miss the musical entertainment provided by the Kenmure Show Chorus on Thursday, April 10th at 6:30pm in the Henderson County Public Library Kaplan Auditorium . The program will feature medleys of songs from “Les Miserables”, “Grease” and “Forever Doo-Wop” and that World War II era rousing song, “Boogie Woogie Boy from Company B”. It will open with “Lullaby of Broadway” and close with “Always Look on the Bright Side”, both from Broadway musicals. This program is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. For more information visit

Blue Ridge Literacy Council Volunteers Needed

Blue Ridge Literacy Council (BRLC) is seeking adult volunteers interested in becoming tutors and helping Henderson County adults learn or enhance their reading, writing and spoken English skills. Teaching experience or knowledge of another language is not required.


Tutors are matched with students and meet twice a week for 1½ hours.  Volunteers must also complete a 10 hour training workshop and be at least 18 years of age.


An orientation for potential volunteers will be held on Wednesday, January 8 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the BRLC offices on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. For more information or to register, please call 696-3811.


The mission of Blue Ridge Literacy Council is to provide adults in Henderson County the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens. For more information or to become a volunteer tutor or student, or to donate call 828-696-3811; write BRLC at PO Box 1728, Hendersonville, NC 28793; or visit online at

Heritage Museum

The Henderson County Heritage Museum is asking for photographs or other artifacts area residents might have concerning Henderson County’s World War II Prisoner of War Camps. These camps housed captured German soldiers who worked on area farms. Items may be donated to the Museum or given “on loan” for use in the Museum’s Veterans Hall.


The Museum has established a large display of military artifacts to honor this area’s military men and women who have served in times of war. The display, known as Veterans Hall is in a large corridor, outside the Veteran’s Services Office in the Human Services Building at 1200 Spartanburg Highway. There currently is an informational placard with one photo, but the Museum would like to be able to make more information available.


“We are also interested in hearing any eye-witness stories about the camps and their residents –  perhaps something that’s been passed down from grandmother or grandfather,” said Carolyn Justus, who chairs the Museum’s Board of Directors.


If you have items or stories, please contact the museum at 828-694-5007 or email


The Heritage Museum is located in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday from 1pm-5pm. There is no charge for admission. For more information about the museum, visit

Upcoming Henderson County Blood Drives


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