The Appalachian Region of PCA has finalized the events for the upcoming months and registration is now open.  We have been “selling out” these events so the sooner you sign up the better.

 Art Ramble – September 4

Art RambleThis is something new that we are trying. One of our members, Mary Stori is a world-renowned textile artist. She currently has an exhibit at the NC Arboretum that we want to share with members by having Mary personally walk us through thes were created. e exhibit and how the piec

We have set it up as a Ramble, so you find your own way to the Arboretum for 11:00 am on September 4 for the walk-through.  Any who are interested can then convene in the Bent Creek Bistro for a light lunch. The Arboretum will require $7 for parking that day, but otherwise there is no admission charge.

Please register if you plan on attending:


Who Moved the Cheese Drive and Dine – September 8

Cheese TrailThis drive and dine will begin in Hendersonville and wind up and over Bearwallow Mountain that will lead us to the WNC Cheese Trail with a destination of the Black Mountain Bistro in Black Mountain for lunch.           

We’ll sample some local creameries’ cheeses along the way and enjoy some terrific Porsche roads while we drive from one creamery to the next.           

The tour is a 50-mile tour with about an hour and half of driving.  We’ll meet at 9:30 am on September 8 for a 10:00 am departure. With two creamery stops along the way we’ll reach Black Mountain about 12:45 pm.  

This event requires registration so please click on this link:

Color in the High Country – October 6

RoadThis event is still in development, but the event concept is a drive to Banner Elk, NC near Boone to enjoy the colors and events arranged by local resident Greg Seiz for all of us to experience the High Country.

Greg and I will be meeting this week to identify some of the High Country events and drives for everyone to enjoy.

Watch the event calendar for further details on this event, but mark it on your calendar now.

Volunteers Needed – Raise Your Hand

Help out the club and your fellow members by raising your hand to co-lead a drive or drive the sweep position.

The drive creator will establish the route, but lately our events have been fully subscribed so we have required multiple tour groups on a drive.  Each of these tour groups requires a drive lead and sweep per PCA guidelines.

It is a fun role and not too demanding.  I’ll brief you on the responsibilities and help you feel comfortable in the role.

The co-lead driver will work with me to finalize the route and set the safety parameters of the drive. As a co-lead you’ll then lead your tour group at a safe pace along the route monitoring with your sweep the status of the group to be sure everyone stays together and enjoys the scenery and drive that was planned out.

The Sweeps role is to be the last car in the line and provide status and updates to the lead about the tail end of the tour group to be sure everyone makes the lights and turns. The Sweep is also available to help if someone has a mechanical difficulty.

Both roles are enjoyable, not too demanding and are necessary for a successful running of driving tour. 

If you are interested in helping in one of these roles, contact Jim Moore at T248 982-4600 or via email at

See you on a tour!

Jim MooreJim Moore
Appalachian Region Events Chair