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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

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‘Dirty Dancing’ screening party 

Filmed at the High Hampton Inn, the ABC TV adaptation of “Dirty Dancing” will be screened live on Wednesday, May 24, at the inn in Cashiers. The event will run from 5 to 11 p.m. 

Get in the spirit and come dressed in your favorite 1950s or 1960s classic themed attire. Experience old-time fun and games throughout the day such as croquet, bocce ball, cornhole and badminton or if you’d rather, traditional tea time with popcorn and finger sandwiches will be held mid-afternoon.  

At 5 p.m., a 1950s/1960s themed band and live dancers will keep the joint hopping all while you sip and enjoy signature cocktails from our cash bar of the era. The Main Lodge will be playing the original film the entire day for your viewing pleasure. Beginning at 8 p.m., the live, musical screening premier of ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” will take place. 

Enjoy an extensive dinner buffet including shrimp cocktail, chef carved prime rib with au jus sauce and fried chicken along with an array of themed desserts, even the traditional, historical hummingbird cake.

Cost is $44 per person. To RSVP, call 828.743.6500. 


Jackson library jewelry workshop

The next Creating Community Workshop will be on wire jewelry at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the atrium of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.  

Local artist Lawrie Williams will be showing participants how to make wire jewelry with basic techniques and just a few materials. The technique of hammering wire is easy, requires little in the way of specialist tools and produces stunning results. The technique creates texture, form and toughness in the wire, producing unique effects. Class projects will include a lovely pair of earrings and matching pendant in attendees’ own free form organic design. If patrons happen to have their own jewelry making tools like small pliers, bring them to class. Otherwise all tools and materials will be furnished. 

Williams is a local skilled paper artist, jewelry artist and educator with over 35 years experience teaching. She has been a featured artist at Southwestern Community College.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. The class is limited to 10 people. For further information and to sign up for the class, call the library at 828.586.2016. This program is free of charge.


Fabric needed for art camp

This summer, the Waynesville Recreation Center has partnered with the Haywood County Arts Council to offer a week-long art camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19-23. The camp is for rising third through seventh graders. The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking fabric donations for a portion of the week-long experience. 

Fabric needed is as follows:

• For the warp: preferably lightweight knit fabrics, in long lengths (three to four yards). 

• For the weft: prints, plaids, florals, anything colorful will do. Again, longer lengths are better, two to three-yard pieces. 

They will accept fabrics in cottons, rayons, knits, wools, and others. 

The donated fabric will be used for an end-of-camp special project led by local fiber artist Suzanne Gernandt. She will lead the camp students through a “human loom” exercise, where the students become the loom and shuttle. 

Drop off donated fabrics at the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 North Main Street in Waynesville. They will accept donations through June 14. 

The Haywood County Arts Council is a nonprofit agency that serves all artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. 

For more information call 828.452.0593, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  


Coverlet and counterpane drafts

The Oaks Gallery will present Barbara Miller and Deb Schillo as they discuss their latest book, Frances L. Goodrich’s Coverlet and Counterpane Drafts, at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the gallery in Dillsboro. 

A follow-up to their previous book of Goodrich’s collection of coverlet drafts, The Brown Book of Coverlet Drafts, this new book includes 112 more coverlets and there are 31 drafts and draw-downs of counterpanes. The duo will have a short presentation about this book and the weavings discussed therein. They will then be glad to sign copies if there are those attending who wish to purchase one.   

There will be light refreshments provided. Feel free to bring a coverlet and/or a counterpane that you may have collected or inherited to share with all. 

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• “Paint Nite Waynesville” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. There will also be “Painting at the Porch” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Southern Porch in Canton. Sign up for either event on the Paint Night Waynesville Facebook page (search event: Brush N. Brew) or call Robin Smathers at 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

• The High Country Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville. The meeting will feature Mark Sherman and his program, “Man Quilting.” All are welcome. 

• There will be a “Thursday Painters Open Studio” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin Uptown Gallery. Bring a bag lunch, project and supplies. Free to the public. Membership not required. The gallery will also present “Art Adventures,” a hands-on demonstration creating textures with Carol Conti, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21. For information, call 828.349.4607.

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