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Honoring our mothers uniquely beautiful spirits

Saluda Welcome Table is every Tuesday, dinner will be served from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All welcome; donations accepted.

Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) meets May 15, 5 p.m. at the Pavilion at McCreery Park; SCLT’s phone is 828-749-1560; (website: saludaclt.org).  Join SCLT for an open house at Twin Lakes, May 26th from 12-5 p.m. and see how the work at the lakes is coming along!

Art Notes: Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Saluda Arts Festival on May 18. Live music, art and fun in our small town with a big heart! There’ll be great food from local restaurants available: so plan on spending the day with us. Stoney Lamar’s exhibit continues to September at Asheville Art Museum — I enjoyed seeing it last week. Stoney, Dale McEntire, Mark Gardener, Shane Varnadore, Susie Welsh -all from Saluda, are represented in the Sculpture Show at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Congratulations to Mark who won third place.

Saluda artists who want to participate in the Saluda Open Studio Tour in October are invited to come to an organizational meeting at Richard Baker’s studio on Church Street, May 11 at 10 a.m. If interested, contact Robin Kirby at 828-749-3723 or robinkirby@live.com.

Happy May birthday to Amy Copeland, Corinne Gerwe, Mark Jackson, Cary Pace, Lisa Hipp, Trevor Young, Jemme Latell, Paul Marion, Joe Brown, Jesse Thomas, Margaret Sease and Lynn Cass. Please add your birthday to the list.

Saluda get-well wishes and love go to Melanie Talbot.

Thank you, dear readers for reading this column. Keep in mind if you have something of note; feel free to contact me at bbardos@gmail.com; or 749-1153. You may also visit my website at bonniebardos.com