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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:40

Marianna Black Library hosts anime club

Anime returns to its regular schedule of two shows a month starting this Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Bryson City library. The morning session, from 11 a.m. to 1:10 p.m., features several popular Japanese TV programs. Then, after a brief…
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will run a PEANUTS™ Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Excursion and Valentine Sweetheart Train at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11. The train will depart from Bryson City depot, travel along the Tuckasegee River to Dillsboro…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:39

Movie night comes to the Sylva library

The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will have a movie night at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. The library will show “It Happened One Night,” a 1934 Frank Capra classic starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Colbert plays a…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:38

The Poetry Revival to come to WCU

The Arts and Cultural Events Series at Western Carolina University will host The Poetry Revival, a spoken-word theater experience, at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25, in the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus. The Poetry Revival includes…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:38

Rathskellar to offer wine tasting

Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub will host a Select Red Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8. Jeremy Sims from Mutual Distributing will run the event, which is free of charge. However, pre-registration is required as seating is limited.…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:37

HART presents five plays in one night

The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will feature five short plays by Sylva playwright Gary Carden on Jan. 27 thru 29. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday performance starts at 3 p.m. The plays include:…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:36

Photography workshops to be offered at WCU

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Education will be offering workshops on digital camera basics and processing digital images in the coming weeks. The first workshop, “Mastering Your Digital Camera,” is designed for the novice digital photographer and will be…
Local crafter James Stewart-Payne will offer a free one-hour paper collage class for adults at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. Class participants will create their own birds, using simple papers collected from home,…
The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host a daytime music program on the first Friday of every month featuring the “The Lady and the Old Timers Band.” The February performance will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:35

Share the Warmth concert is Feb. 12

Haywood Community College and Champion Credit Union are once again joining forces to help people in Haywood County with heating assistance. Hominy Valley Boys and several other local groups will host a Share the Warmth benefit concert from 2 to…
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:34

SCC to offer personal enrichment classes

Southwestern Community College will offer four arts classes beginning Feb. 4. • “Instant piano for hopelessly busy people” is open to anyone. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 4 on the Jackson campus. The $75…
Cherokee has bears; another town has painted pigs. Harold Sims, who runs the Catman2 shelter, wants cats. Sims has found life-size, unpainted cat statues and is looking for people to sponsor a cat. The cost per cat depends on how…
The Haywood County Public Library will hold its second annual Lego Extravaganza Contest on Jan. 28 at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Office. Registration is free and open to children ages 5-17, with registration forms available at all library branches.…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:31

Four Waynesville women recount trek through Nepal

Four local women who hiked in Nepal will give a talk at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Waynesville Book Club. Elizabeth Allen, Wendy Bowen, Jane Cole and Marilyn…
The Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley is celebrating its first special weekend opening of 2012. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 3-5, and will hold demonstrations and exhibitions of various new machines…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:29

ECA members earn state accolades

Two Jackson County Extension and Community Association members won first place in the State ECA Cultural Arts Competition in New Bern recently. Ruth Bryson’s needle tatting took top honors in the hand needlework category. Bryson is a member of Cane Creek…
Colorfest, Art & Taste of Appalachia, plans to change Dillsboro into a Paris-like setting with artists painting at easels under colorful umbrellas along the main streets. Although the festival is not until October, only 40 artists will be chosen following…
The Overlook Theatre Company will present “Where the Wild Things Are” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. The Overlook Theatre Company’s performance of “Where the Wild Things Are” is based on…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:25

New Saturday story time begins in Sylva

The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will begin offering a new children’s story and craft time at 2 p.m. every Saturday afternoon, beginning Feb. 4. Hosted by library staffer Sally Salyards, the story time will include an activity and…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:24

OICA to exhibit paintings by TJ Holland

The gallery at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature an exhibition of paintings by artist TJ Holland during the month of February. Holland’s work explores Cherokee myths and legends. He is enrolled member of the Eastern Band of…
The Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam series will feature the Chompin’ at the Bit String Band from Asheville at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center on Feb. 2. The band’s 7 p.m. performance will be followed by an 8 p.m. jam…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:23

Old Fines Creek School to house dance Feb. 4

The Fines Creek Community Association will host a broom dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the gym of the old Fines Creek School. During a traditional broom dance, the men scramble to find a new partner…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:23

Winter Concert Series continues at Colonial

Balsam Range will perform with special guest The Harris Brothers on Feb. 4 at the Colonial Theater in Canton. The all-ages show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $15. Balsam Range is a five-member band named after a…
Western Carolina University will present a concert version of “Music Is” by George Abbott at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4, and 3 p.m., Feb. 5, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. “Music Is” is based on Shakespeare’s…
Molly McCurdy is rare. Specifically, she is one of a small number of female luthiers in the U.S. A dulcimer is a three- or four-stringed instrument that gained popularity in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1800s and is linked…
It took just moments for this roomful of 60 people with their varying musical backgrounds and abilities to unite in song. But they did just that thanks to the guidance of shape-note teacher Anne Lough of Haywood County, who walked…
Relive the classic age of MGM movies, the magic of Disney and the special effects of contemporary film through the music that made them memorable as sung by Voices in the Laurel Children’s Choirs. The Valentine’s concert will be held…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:38

Songwriters festival announces contest

Songwriters have three months to enter The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2012 Songwriters Contest in Gatlinburg. “The primary goal of the SMSWF 2012 Songwriters Contest is to showcase and bring a broader spotlight to the talent we have here in…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:37

Share the Warmth concert is Feb. 12

Haywood Community College and Champion Credit Union will once again host a Share the Warmth benefit concert from 2 until 5 p.m. on Feb. 12. Donations collected will go 100 percent to Mountain Projects to help area residents with heating…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:36

Artist-in-residence Andrea Dezsö to speak Feb. 9

Visual artist Andrea Dezsö will speak at 4 p.m., Feb. 9, in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. The lecture is free and the public is invited. Originally from Eastern…
Whimzik, a mask and music performance, will perform a Valentine’s dinner theater at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Mad Batter Bakery & Café in Cullowhee. Kjelsty Hanson wears masks that she sculpts while Glenn Kastrinos improvises to her…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:35

Woodworkers’ art on display in Sylva

A new display at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva showcases the artistic work of 10 local woodworkers. The display opened in late January and will remain on view until March 31. It features the work of Jackson County…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:34

Hornbostel, Teves to perform in Bryson

Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves will perform a concert at 3p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Their music will feature dulcimer, ukulele and the Chapman Stick guitar along with original songs…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:34

Community band begins its 10th season

The Haywood Community Band will begin rehearsing for its 10th season of free concerts. Concerts take place on the third Sunday of each month from May to October and are held in Maggie Valley. In addition to the scheduled themed…
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 21:33

Chocolate Cook-off planned for Feb. 11

The Friends of the Marianna Black Library will host the 5th Annual Chocolate Cook-Off between 2 and 4 p.m., Feb. 11, at the Bryson City Presbyterian Church on Everett Street. The event will raise money to help the library improve…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:32

Workshop, Valentine’s party for kids in Macon

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop and Valentine party from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 11 at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Make-and-take projects include 3-D valentine cards and decorations,…
Local artist Jo Ridge Kelley will exhibit the latest painting from her WaterDance series at The Jeweler’s Workbench on Main Street in Waynesville starting Feb. 11. The paintings are a personal expression in vivid colors played against subdued darks with…
The Liars Bench, a program featuring authentic traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, and drama, has announced that its February performances will be a benefit for the organization. In addition to Liars Bench regulars, the February performances will feature a…
Sarah T. Meltzer, an assistant professor of secondary education at Western Carolina University, has published her book Step-by-Step Professional Development in Technology. The educational book offers guidelines for bringing about effective professional development in technology and contains tools and resources…
The HART Studio season continues this week with “Collected Stories” by noted playwright Donald Margulies. Margulies won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2000 play “Dinner With Friends,” and has followed that up with a number major works on and off…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:21

Serena headed to the big screen

Ron Rash’s novel, Serena, was birthed in an image: his mind’s eye pictured a woman on horseback. From the woman’s posture on that horse, her very way of being, Rash said he knew this would be a novel about a…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:31

WCU will host ‘Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 10-11

Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs will host “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10-11 in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom. “The Vagina Monologues” is a series of 18 monologues written by Eve Ensler with one…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:27

‘La Pasion Flamenca’ to hit WCU on Feb. 13

The Arts and Cultural Events Series at Western Carolina University will present “La Pasion Flamenca” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   Presented by the Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana dance company,…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:59

Clarinetist to give free performance Feb. 21

Clarinetist and faculty member Shannon Thompson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the campus of Western Carolina University. The performance, part of the Catamount Concert Series, is free and…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:59

Marianna Black to host community music jam

The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the library auditorium. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer — anything unplugged — is…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:58

Contra dancing held in Waynesville

The next Fourth Sunday Contra Dance will be on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Gateway Club in downtown Waynesville.   The dancing will begin at 2 p.m. and go on until 4:30 p.m. AnneMarie Walter will call the dance to…
Nantahala Brewing Company will hold a release party for the first of three limited bottle release Trail Magic Ale ales beginning at noon, March 10, at its Tap Room in Bryson City. The first brew is an Oak barrel aged…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:57

Tuckaseegee Tavern hosts Winter Thaw Out concert

The Dan River Drifters will play at Tuckaseegee Tavern Saturday, Feb. 18, in Bryson City. The Drifters combine traditional and contemporary bluegrass to craft raucous tunes. “This foot-stompin’ bluegrass band has continued to improve their licks over the course of…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:57

Frog Level Brewery to host live music concert

Frog Level Brewing Company will hold the first performance in its Jazz Masters Series from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb 18, at the brewpub on Commerce Street in Waynesville. The show will feature vocalist Leigh Ann Singleton, known for…
Western Mountains Reading Council’s Community Spelling and Trivia Bee will be held 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the fine arts center at Franklin High School. The family friendly event is designed to celebrate learning while raising awareness and support…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:56

Regional book fair to be held at HCC Feb. 13-17

Haywood Community College will hold a book fair Feb. 13-17 in the multi-purpose room of its Regional Center for the Advancement of Children. The fair will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day. Books will be available…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:55

OICA to offer book cloth class

Students will explore ways to make their own book cloth from lightweight fabrics during a class starting Thursday, Feb. 23, at Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts. The class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:55

Groovy Movie Club to show ‘Moneyball’ Feb. 17

The Groovy Movie Club will show the film “Moneyball” beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. A mostly organic potluck dinner will precede the screening at 6:15 p.m. The screening will take place at Buffy Queen’s green, solar-powered home…
The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will play “The Lion King” at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 21. The animated film follows a young lion cub named Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) who can’t wait to be…
The Voices of the Laurel singers will relive the classic age of MGM movies, the magic of Disney and the special effects of contemporary film during their Valentine’s concert from 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 18, at the First Baptist…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:52

Art gets an A+ at Central Elementary

The fourth- and fifth-grade students at Central Elementary School in Waynesville were recently treated to some time-travel art thanks to Professor Mark A. Menendez (a.k.a. artist/instructor Mark Menendez), who traveled back in time to visit Leonardo da Vinci and bring…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:51

Reception for Laboray exhibit Feb. 16 at WCU

Work by Ron Laboray, assistant professor of painting and drawing in the School of Art and Design at Western Carolina University, will be on exhibit through Friday, March 30, at the WCU Fine Art Museum. An interview with Laboray will…
The Haywood County Arts Council has opened a new show entitled, “It’s Elementary!” The show will run through March 3 on Main Street in Waynesville, and an artist reception is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 18. The event…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:49

Art by Brent Martin showcased in Macon

The Fruit Jar Parables is now on display in the Macon County Public Library. Brent Martin lives in the Cowee community of Western North Carolina in what is known locally as the Doc Clark house. He paints Mason jars and…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:49

Quilting: An act of caring

Haywood Community College’s Quilting Workshop day class just finished quilts that will benefit Mountain Projects’ Share the Warmth campaign as well as support U.S. troops stationed in Germany. “Making a quilt is an act of caring for somebody,” said student…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:48

The Bascom offers classes at a discount

The Bascom, a visual arts center in Highlands, is offering early bird discounts on adult workshops and classes in ceramics, painting, photography, journaling and drawing this year. Sign up for any adult class or workshop, priced at more than $100,…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:47

Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration seeking vendors

The Downtown Waynesville Association is seeking heritage-themed vendors for the second annual Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration, June 9, on Main Street. In the interest of protecting and preserving Appalachian traditions, this event will be a celebration of traditional mountain craft, food,…
When it comes to fundraising, there are a lot of different methods employed to get attention and raise critical dollars for doing good deeds. The Macon County Community Foundation, however, stands out from a crowded field with its annual mystery…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:32

Learn card embroidery at Feb. 16 workshop

Learn how to make handmade cards for any occasion from weddings to birth announcements to holidays with card makers Doris Mackey and Pam Galloway on Feb. 16. Mackey and Galloway will teach an “Embroidery on Cards” workshop from 10 a.m.…
The Moolah Temple Men’s Auxiliary will accompany a screening of the 1920 silent movie classic, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, with a strange, sweet soundtrack music during Sylva’s Silents Out Loud on Feb. 25 and 27. The first performance will…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:20

WCU alumna cast for ‘Amazing Race’

Rachel Reilly, a 2007 graduate of Western Carolina University, has been named as part of the cast for “The Amazing Race.” Reilly, who graduated with a degree in chemistry, got her reality television start on the set of “Big Brother”…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:19

Daddy-Daughter dance planned in Sylva

The downtown association and First United Methodist Church in Sylva are sponsoring a Father-Daughter semi-formal dance from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., Feb. 24, at the church’s Christian Life Center. Fathers and daughters of all ages can enjoy a night out…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:19

56th Annual Pancake Day is Feb. 28

The 56th Annual Pancake Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. “This has been a…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:18

Woodworking demo at Sylva public library

Woodworker Chris Behre of Tuckasegee will demonstrate how to make Shaker boxes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the atrium of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. Behre will discuss the necessary tools and techniques as well…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:17

The Bascom to hold kid-friendly activities

The Bascom in Highlands is hosting several upcoming classes for children • Creation Station is open to children ages 5 to 9 and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 25. This month’s project theme is flying objects. The…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:16

Shelburn to demonstrate watercolor techniques

Contemporary artist and instructor Billie W. Shelburn will demonstrate creative watercolor techniques for Art League of the Smokies at 6:15 p.m. on March 1 at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Anyone can attend the event free…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:15

Sylva library sponsors contest to name sculpture

The Jackson County Public Library is sponsoring a statue-naming contest for a marble sculpture recently donated to its youth service department by artist Jim Knapp of Balsam. Children are encouraged to examine and touch the artwork, which depicts a child reading, and…
The second of two benefit performances of “The Liars Bench” Southern Appalachian variety show will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center. “The Liars Bench” was founded by Sylva writer and storyteller Gary Carden…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:13

WNC Cheese Trail up for discussion

An exploratory meeting has been set up to examine the possibility of forming the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the commerce boardroom located on the second floor of…
The Asheville Symphony Guild will offer full and partial scholarships for students who play musical instruments in middle and high school in Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Swain and Yancey counties to attend the Mars Hill College Summer Music Camp…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:12

‘Pillowman’ to premiere in the HART Studio

The HART Studio in Waynesville will continue its season with “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, opening Feb. 24 in the Feichter Studio Theatre. The Tony award-winning play tells the story of a man imprisoned and being interrogated for the content…
The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will ends its 2011-12 season Thursday, March 1, with a concert featuring the veteran Appalachian string band the New Southern Ramblers. The group’s 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:10

Haywood Rec plans Hawaiian getaway

Haywood County Recreation and Parks is now taking reservations for a 10-day, Hawaiian Cruise trip Nov. 1-10. Per-person rates are based on double occupancy and include round-trip airfare from Asheville. Costs are $3,405 for an inside cabin, $3,695 for an…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:09

Challenge under way for airing of the quilts

Organizers are gearing up for this year’s Airing of the Quilts Challenge on May 12 in Franklin. Quilters must create a wall hanging incorporating one or more of the Macon County Quilt Trail blocks somewhere in the design. The competition…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:08

The quilt that keeps on giving

Haywood Community College Day Quilting Workshop student Rikki Williams (pictured) won the Confetti Quilt that she helped construct in her class. Students made the quilt to be given away at the recent Share the Warmth Concert. Williams is sending the…
Reading Finnegans Wake on the best of days and in the easiest sections can challenge the most erudite of readers. The eight or so members of the James Joyce group certainly fall into that category. But this past weekend, meeting…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:33

Haywood’s Taste of Chocolate is April 21

The Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center is looking for volunteers to help coordinate its annual Taste of Chocolate fundraiser as well as bakers to participate in the event. The fundraiser will take place April 21 at the Maggie Valley Country Club.…
The King’s Messengers, a Southern Gospel music quartet who will soon celebrate 48 years singing, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 each. Based out of Gainesville,…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:14

Three country greats to perform March 9

Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Joe Diffie — all platinum-certified country music recording artists — will come together for a country music super show March 9 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. The show, a part of…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:13

Vienna Boys Choir to perform at WCU

The Vienna Boys Choir, one of the most celebrated choirs of all time, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. The choir, founded in 1498,…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:12

Music and storytelling with Lee Knight

City Lights Bookstore will host an evening of music and storytelling with local performer Lee Knight at 7 p.m. on March 3. Knight lives in Cashiers and currently works as a folk singer, storyteller and outdoor activities leader. He leads…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:12

Bladesmithing symposium March 8-11

Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department will hold a Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium “Spring Hammer In” on campus from March 8-11. All events are tailored to the knife enthusiast, knife collectors and knife makers from beginner to master. Demonstrators…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:11

WCU to offer stained glass course

Western Carolina University will offer a course on creating stained glass from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays from March 8 through April 12 in the Cordelia Camp Building’s south lobby. Course instructor Moya O’Neal is an active member of the International Guild…
Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School is hosting a four-part class on preparing simple, healthy and delicious food during March and April in Sylva. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays — March 14 and…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:10

Bethel organization seeks local artists

Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee will be entertaining bids from Haywood County artists who are interested in painting historic sites and rural scenes of Bethel. The project is an ongoing program for BRCO each year, with the historic…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:10

Sylva group schedules its next contra dance

The next contra dancing event in Sylva will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. The dance will be held on the second floor of the old courthouse in the Jackson County Library. Frederick Park will call…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:09

Moe on display

The Macon County Library will display paintings, drawings, furniture and photographs by Justin Moe in its meeting room throughout the month of March. “I have always felt compelled to create. It was not until 2002 though that I started painting…
The Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University is collaborating with EarlyLight Books of Waynesville to publish a bilingual and Cherokee-only version of a book titled “Animal Colors,” which is designed to teach early readers about colors and animals. The…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:08

Stress management workshop offered

Author and inspirational speaker Kim May will lead a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m., March 3, at The Creative Thought Center on Pigeon Street in Waynesville. The event, titled “Tools for Change,” is free and open to the public.…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:07

HART to hold auditions for ‘Look Homeward’

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its spring production of the Thomas Wolfe classic “Look Homeward Angel” at 6:30 p.m. on March 4-5. The production is being directed by Steve Lloyd and will have a two-week run,…
Tuscola High School’s show choir will put on a country western performance, titled “Thirty Years and Counting,” to celebrate its 30-year existence March 8-11. Summit, which was created in 1982 by former director David Traynham, performs to sell-out crowds year…
There’s a meeting this week to determine the future of “The Liar’s Bench.” This is a two-year-old throwback of sorts to the old-timey variety show, a gathering of local talent for the enjoyment, amusement and, on occasion, the edification of…
Gary Carden didn’t realize he had an audience. He was coaching Lara Chew through a rehearsal of “Mother Jones,” a play he wrote three years ago about the famous American labor and community organizer. “Mother Jones” will be on stage…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:10

Contemporary art lecture March 5 at WCU

Independent cultural critic and author Eleanor Heartney will lead a presentation on contemporary art at 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. The event is…