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August 10, 2017

Ikebana International

Tuesday, Aug. 15, Ikebana International, Asheville Chapter #74, will host a ikebana demonstration, luncheon and silent and live auction at the Country Club of Asheville. The event is open to members and their invited guests.

A noted demonstrator of the Ohara School, Ronell Douglass, will be coming from Philadelphia. The ikebana demonstration “A Cool Summer Breeze” will last approximately one hour. A number of ikebana designs will be created that are appropriate for modern houses.

The Ohara school is noted for its naturalistic landscape designs. A luncheon will be served at noon and the table centers and some special items will be auctioned live after the luncheon.

Members and their guests may arrive at the country club at 9:45 a.m. for viewing and bidding on the auction items. After the luncheon, the silent auction will be closed and winning bids identified. This is an unusual local buying opportunity for those wanting authentic Japanese fabrics, pottery, art and ikebana containers and is a very popular

annual event.

The Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International presents a program on ikebana flower design and/or Japanese culture on the fourth Tuesday of every month, February through October.

For more information, on the programs, teachers and workshops, contact Susan Cano, chapter president at (828) 674-9239;

or visit

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest

For its Aug. 16 meeting The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be William (Bill) Biddle Jr., Rotary District 7670 Governor.

Biddle is a past president of the Asheville Breakfast club and he and his wife, Joanne, reside in Horse Shoe. Biddle enjoys Hiking, photography, reading and exercising.

The club looks forward to his visit and learning about his hopes and plans for this district.

For the month of August 2017 the club’s speaker chair is Jay Coan. The Rotary International theme for the month is membership and new club development.

The public is always welcome to attend the breakfast meetings, listen to the guest speakers and share a friendly and delicious buffet breakfast at the Pisgah Fish Camp every Wednesday at 8 a.m.

For information on Rotary service, contact Don Mozley at dpmoz or (828) 877-5820 or visit


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