Upcoming Events: 08.18.2017

August 23, 2017 |

The Michael Jefry Stevens Trio in Concert
Friday, August 25 at 7:30 pm
The trio will be performing original music from their recent CD release “Perfect Dream” as well as music from the Duke Ellington songbook.  Members of the trio include Michael Jefry Stevens on keyboard, Rick Dilling on drums, Zack Page on bass and Wendy Jones, vocalist. A recent review exclaimed, “The trio delivered an hour-long set of traditional jazz to an appreciative audience of about 50. Titled “Mostly Ellington” the show included seamless renditions of music made famous by Duke Ellington. Opening the set was a smooth “In a Sentimental Mood.” A  hopping “Jitterbug Waltz” came soon followed by a version of “Take the A Train.” A suggested donation of $20 per person is asked, but no one will be turned away. This concert is sponsored by the Jubilee! World Beat Band.

 Final Chat ‘n Snack of the Summer Coming
…Monday, September 4th, 6—8 pm at Hanger Hall
Join us on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th at Hanger Hall, 31 Park Avenue, North, near downtown Asheville from 6 to 8 pm for our final Chat ‘n Snack of the summer. We will gather around the pool to swim, enjoy potluck food, dance to the music of a live band and enjoy each other’s company.  Be sure to wear your swim suit and bring your own towel if you and/or your family want to swim. Also please bring food to share. Beverages will be provided.  Chat ‘n Snacks are a perfect venue for meeting other Jubilants and expanding your circle of friends.  These fun events are sponsored by the Jubilee! Board of Directors.

We Get Letters!  Mostly, Notes of Appreciation…
The Jubilee! Compassion Fund assists individuals and families who find themselves in difficult places. Some are participants of Jubilee! Others are not, but who are referred by Jubilants or other helping professionals in our community.  Here are but a few of the notes that we have received in recent days.

Dear Jubilee! Community,
It is hard to find the words to tell you just how I feel about what you have done for me and my children. I am thankful for the support from all those who helped make it possible for us to move to a new place.  I will always be grateful for your gift to my family. Thank you again…

Dear Jubilee!,
Thank you so much for providing a week of summer camp for a vulnerable child from our community.

Dear Jubilee!,
It is very humbling to know that you are willing to help and you don’t even know me. Things have been such a struggle, no matter how hard I try…and then having a major issue with my car.  I was needing a miracle. You have no idea how much this is helping me.  With a grateful heart…

 Dear Jubilee!,
Thank you so much for helping a single mom and her three children not be homeless!  With your support and help from others in our generous community, the money needed to move the family’s trailer was raised.  Thank you for your willingness to help this family that you do not know.

Evening Song
…Tuesday, August  22nd @ 6 pm
Evening Song is a service of the Jubilee! Singers who sing twice a month (the Second Tuesday at 10:30 am and the fourth Tuesday at 6 pm) at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center, located at 21 Belvedere Road off London Road. Our next “gift of song” will be on Tuesday, August 8th at 10:30 Am. Gail Ash-burn, coordinator, says, “Feel free to contact me if you have questions. My email is blueheron5@hotmail. com or call me at (828) 225-7665.”

Writer’s Rescue!
…Friday through Sunday, August 25—27, 2017
Unblocking Your Creativity is the title of Laurie Berry Clifford’s third small group retreat at Well Being Retreat Center in Tennessee this year. Max registration is ten. Requirement: Get ready to dive into a new understanding of birthing a creative work. Your work has its own agenda. Let it go and watch it flow!  Contact Laurie at (828) 713-2985 to get more information.

Come Sing with Us!
Meet & Greet
on August 27th at 2 pm
The Jubilee! Singers will be kicking off another fun filled season on Wednesday, September 6th at 7 pm sharp! Prior to our first rehearsal, there will be a pizza, swimming and karaoke social mixer at Hanger Hall on Sunday, August 27th from  2 to 4 pm.  All current members of Jubilee! Singers AND anyone in the Community who is interested in joining the ensemble for this upcoming season are welcome! It’s gonna’ be a great season of wonderful uplifting music!  Questions?  Email Daric Smith, our Coordinator of Vocal Music, at daric6679@ hotmail.com or call him at (828) 577-1287.

OrganicFest
…Sunday, August 27
th, 10 am – 6 pm
Stroll over to Pack Square Park after Jubilee for the always popular Organicfest. Jubilants have long supported this family-friendly fest that celebrates healthy living, healthy planet, and all things Organic.  Enjoy live entertainment, yummy food, a fantastic vendor market, free samples, gift drawings, and lots of kid’s fun. Stay and join in the annual pollinator parade for kids of all ages at 1 pm.  This event is supported by the Jubilee! Wellness Team.