Posted by admin | Posted in French Broad Friday Events | Posted on 08-08-2010
Wow – there is a LOT of STUFF happening for the upcoming Dog Daze French Broad Friday event!! First off, there are ~EVENTS~ that are the things to do:
6:00 to 8:00PM: Silent Auction of unique dog beds made by local artists. Beds will be relocated to the Island on Friday. All proceeds benefit Friends of Madison County Animals.
6:00 to 8:00PM: Paint your own dog (or cat) pottery dish. Marshall High Studios room 101. Fired Up! from Asheville will have several sizes to choose from (cost is based on size selected).
6:00 to 8:00PM: Madison County Arts Council: Hot New Pots exhibit opening. And the new retail space will be open for business!
6:00 to 8:30PM: Doggie Wellness information on the Island. Topics include nutrition, spay/neuter, health, first aid, animal abuse and grooming. Toenail clipping available!
6:00 to 8:30PM: “Flea Boutique” featuring many animal-related items and other great deals and good finds! On the Island.
6:00 to 9:00PM: GRAND OPENING of “Foreverland” across the street from Ponder Auto and close to the Depot. Mixture of locally handmade & vintage clothes, furniture, household items & accessories as well as musical instruments & art.
6:00 to 9:00PM: Pet-i-cures at Ain’t That Cuticle featuring OPI “Paw-lish”. Many fun and unusual colors that would be purrrrrfect for your dog!
6:00 to 9:00PM: Dog washes by LuLu outside Ain’t That Cuticle/
6:00 to 9:00PM: Carriage Rides – these are free but tips help cover Kevin’s expenses and are most appreciated!
7:00 to 10:00PM: The Marshall Depot. The Depot on Main Street is a community sponsored venue that hosts an old time bluegrass jam every Friday night at 7 p.m. This is always a free event, but donations are welcome. Come on out and bring your dancin’ shoes!
7:30PM: Dog contests on the Island emceed by Joe Penland. Many cool prizes donated from Mountain Tails Pet Supplies in Mars Hill, employees of Dollar General in Mars Hill, TJs Market in Mars Hill, and Weaverville Pet Pantry. All entrants will receive a special Marshall bandana (while supplies last).
8:00PM: Silent Auction of Dog Beds CLOSES. Come by the tent after 8:15 to see if you have the winning bid and to pick up your bed.
8:00PM: Pooch Parade. Parade will start on the Island, go over the bridge to Main Street, down to Good Stuff and back up Main Street and over to the Island.
9:00 to 11:00PM: FREE CONCERT on the Courthouse steps (weather permitting). Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the music of The Jazz Kittens along with Bobby Hicks.
9:30: The movie “Grease” will be shown in the parking lot of Foreverland. Bring a blanket or chair.
Then, there are the ~STUDIOS AND GALLERIES~ that you should take the time to visit (even if you’ve been in there before, there are always new items on display!):
Flow: 14 South Main, open till 9PM. Showcasing local pottery, artisan furniture, woodworking and jewelry.
Marshall High Studios: Studio 104, Blannahassett Island, open from 6PM to 9PM. See the art that is created in the old high school.
Hill Street Studios: Open 6 to 9PM. Studios are located on the corner of Main & Hill Streets, back door/second floor.
>>>Mary Maupin Brumo Paintings in acrylics and oils.
>>>Suzanna Biro-Jewelry Unique beaded neckpieces.
And then, there are the ~Food, Drinks and Stores~:
Ain’t that Cuticle 63 South Main Street, open until 9PM. First floor features antiques, gifts and oddities.
AliGators 32 North Main, open until 2AM. Pool Tournament starting at 7:30. Cold Beer.
Bacchus Bistro 18 North Main, open until 10PM. Special dinners tying in to the Dog Daze theme (details to follow).
Foreverland South Main, GRAND OPENING! Mixture of locally handmade & vintage clothes, furniture, household items & accessories as well as musical instruments & art.
Good Stuff 133 South Main, open until…… BBQ Sandwich Special with tasty sides. Live music with Jesse James at 8PM.
Lapland Bookshop and Arts 147 North Main, open until 8PM. New and used books and regional art in a storybook setting on the French Broad River.
Natural Canvas Tattoo and Museum 133 South Main, open until 9PM. Very cool opportunity – stop in and meet the new artist and business owner.
Joe Penland’s Indoor Flea Market 148 South Main, open until 9PM. Indoor flea market and jam with Joe Penland.
Penland’s Department Store 50 South Main, open till 9PM. Old time department store – Carhartts, clothing, books from local authors and much more!
Zuma Coffee 7 North Main, open till 9PM. Marshall’s meeting place! Creative healthy comfort food.