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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Back a cat to help support Catman2

Hard economic times have taken a toll on animal rescue groups, and Catman2 is no exception. Harold Sims, commonly known as Catman2, is hosting “Painted Cats on Parade” and hoping to raise $20,000. The plan is to find people, groups,…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Clogging classes starting in Bryson City

Beginner clogging classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the N.C. Cooperative Extension at 60 Almond School Road in Bryson City. Learn basic clogging steps with fun and energetic instructors. The classes are free and open to…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Metal artist featured in lecture

Noted artist Grace Cathey will share the story about her chosen craft genre – metal sculpture – with her presentation “The Art of Placing Sculpture in Your Garden and Home” at 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
The Overlook Theatre Company in Franklin will present “The Civil War, an American Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23-25 and at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. “The Civil War” explores…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

‘Fox on the Fairway’ opens this week

The comedy “Fox on the Fairway” opens the Highlands Cashiers Players at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Performing Arts Center on Chestnut Street in Highlands. The play is written by the acknowledged master of farce, Ken Ludwig, whose many…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

WCU screens series of free documentaries

Western Carolina University will offer a series of films on topics from local food to the life of a forgotten civil rights activist as it again hosts the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers this year. First up is “Joe…
Folk singer/storyteller Lee Knight will bring his unique sounds to the stage of the Village Commons in Cashiers at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 for “Before Bluegrass–Ancient and Old-Time Music of the Southern Appalachians.”
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Ellison to lead reading at Rickman Store

Writer and naturalist George Ellison will read from his new collection of poems, Permanent Camp, at the Rickman Store at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Tablescapes luncheon at Grace Church

Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville will be having its annual “Tablescapes” luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. The Episcopal Church Women group will host the event, and this year the tables will be decorated with individual versions of…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Audition for Haywood’s Got Talent

The Haywood Arts Regional Theater is once again presenting a chance for area talent to show take home the gold with the second annual Haywood’s Got Talent event in September. Auditions will be held from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 25. HART…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Labor Day celebrations

Canton Labor Day Festival The town of Canton will kick off its annual Labor Day Festival on Aug. 31. The celebration takes place at Canton Recreational Park on 77 Penland St. through Sept. 3. Admission is free.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

2012 Haywood County Fair

It’s that time of year again. The Haywood County Fair will be taking place from Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 26. The fairgrounds will officially be open to the public at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Admission is $2 per…
When Doug Trantham was a kid, he wanted to impress his father. “I was 10-years-old when my dad made a banjo,” he said. “That was around the house and I got interested in playing it. Banjo is my heart instrument.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Fun things for kids

Pre-school storytime resumes in Bryson City Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will begin its pre-school storytime program at 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays starting Sept. 5 in the auditorium. Visit the library every Wednesday for a variety of fun activities, arts and…
An exhibition featuring The Women of NoHa called “piercing the mundane” will go on display Aug. 29 at Gallery 86 in downtown Waynesville, with an artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7. Six women artists, all of who reside in…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Horace Kephart exhibit to open at WCU

An iconic figure of Western North Carolina history and culture who penned the classic “Our Southern Highlanders” and helped spearhead the movement to establish Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the focus of a new exhibit at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

‘Art Rosenbaum: Voices’ opening Sept. 1

Art Rosenbaum: Voices, featuring a small collection of monumental paintings of American folk musicians, opens in the Loft Gallery at The Bascom in Highlands on Sept. 1, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Rosenbaum’s works depicting rural Southern life are…
Dierks Bentley will play his country music hits at 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.
Western Carolina University’s 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day Local is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 on the campus in Cullowhee. The foods competition will include divisions for canned goods, baked goods, extracted honey and “heritage foods,”…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Haywood’s Got Talent semi-finals this week

The first leg of this year’s Haywood’s Got Talent comes this weekend when 25 acts show off their abilities in two nights of semi-finals on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Haywood Arts Regional Theater on Pigeon Street in Waynesville.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Fall demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters

Craft demonstrations will begin in September at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro. Mary Ethel Prather will make her delicate hummingbirds from some of nature’s more durable materials like the silver maple wings and hawthorn spikes from 2 to 4 p.m., Sept.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

September clay classes offered at SCC

Southwestern Community College will offer three clay classes beginning in September. • Hand building: 2-6 p.m., Mondays from Sept. 10-Nov. 26, in room 123. This course provides a focus on hand building a variety of forms. Students will experiment with…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Sylva to host vintage Pontiacs car show

A selection of rare Pontiac automobiles will be on display during a vintage car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in downtown Sylva.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Art show to feature North Carolina artist

The upcoming Village Square Art & Craft Show on Sept. 1-2 at Kelsey Hutchinson Park and Highlands Village Square in Highlands will feature more than 70 artists from the region, including Marcus Thomas of Weaverville. Thomas’ work is created with…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Outdoor sale features traditional Cherokee art

The Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual will host an open-air native art market on Sept. 1 on Tsali Boulevard in Cherokee. The free daylong event will offer traditional Cherokee food and displays of beadwork, basket weaving, sculpture and woodworking crafted…
A senior project film created by Western Carolina University students last year has been accepted into the third annual Atlanta Shortsfest. “Moses Cove” will be screened at the festival, which will be held Sept. 14-16, at the Goat Farm Arts…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Class to demonstrate mountain landscapes

Landscape artist and instructor in watercolor painting and drawing Sandra Brugh Moore of Asheville will demonstrate watercolor techniques in a mountain landscape for Art League of the Smokies at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Swain County Center for the…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Taking control of your digital photography

Master photographer Ed Kelley is teaching a four-week course in “Taking Control of Your Digital Photography” from 6:30-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 11, at First Baptist Church in Waynesville.
The Haywood County Arts Council will hold registration for students wishing to enroll in the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program from 3:30-5 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Canton Middle School. JAM instructors will be on hand to assist beginning students…
The music of The Stone Mountain Wobblers, a traditional old time string band, will highlight the Bascom Barn Dance from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 1. With fiddle, banjo and guitar, brothers Evan, Mickey and Moses of The Stone Mountain Wobblers energetically…
As part of the summer music series, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will present “The Future of Mountain Music” with Larry Barnett and his students at 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Barnett, owner of Grandpa’s Music in Bryson City,…
Mountain music, dancing and tradition will be on display once again on the shores of beautiful Lake Junaluska as the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, now in its 42nd year, celebrates the culture and heritage of Western North Carolina.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

One thing I've noticed over these years of teaching guitar lessons is the principle that not only do we all start in the same place — suddenly finding yourself in the ownership of an instrument that proves in mere seconds…
By Michael Beadle Actress Barbara Bates Smith was bound to meet novelist Lee Smith. Back in 1985, a friend sent Barbara Smith a newspaper article about Lee Smith. Then, Barbara read another article about the writer in the New York…
By Chris Cooper So, answer me this: how many people, artists especially, can maintain a vital career for 38 years and counting? Musically speaking, how many of them could possibly continue performing material from their first few albums and still…
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 00:00

One for the kiddies; one for the fans

By Chris Cooper Ronnie McCoury: Little Mo’ McCoury You’d be hard pressed to find a family more deserving of the title “bluegrass royalty” than Del McCoury and sons. Over the years, the group has epitomized the idea of keeping it…
By Michael Beadle So you think you’ve got singing talent? Think you have what it takes to leap and strut on a Broadway stage? Think you’re ready for the bright lights? Young actors, dancers and singers from around the country…
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

The Rhythm of Life Subtitled “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose,” Matthew Kelly’s The Rhythm of Life is in many ways no better or worse than the hundreds of other inspirational books that flood the market every year, and…
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 00:00

An interview with Masha Hamilton

Editor’s note: Margaret Osondu, owner of Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville, recently conducted an email interview with Masha Hamilton, one of the writers headlining the upcoming Book Mania event Aug. 4 at the Haywood County Justice Center. Masha Hamilton is the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

“Picket Fences,” and “Northern Exposure” Is it possible to be nostalgic for the 1990s already? Or maybe it is the relative lack of excellent, quirky, hour-long “dramadies,” especially on network television. Before HBO blew the networks away with “The Sopranos,”…
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 00:00

And now for something completely different...

By Chris Cooper For your consideration this week: some engaging new sounds from Canyon Records, and a frantic but exhilarating tribute to one of Britain’s most brilliant and under-appreciated guitar heroes, Jeff Beck.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:39

More A&E briefs

Fall storytimes to get under way at Sylva library The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will begin its fall storytime schedule at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 featuring a volunteer reader from Sylva’s Rotary Club. The Rotary Readers program…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:39

RailFest rolls in to Bryson City

The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad’s 11th Annual RailFest will be held the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 in Bryson City. The festival offers guests a taste of railroading, food, memorabilia, storytelling, dance, music, special excursions and events. “Steam” will…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:37

Dynamic flute and guitar duo to perform in Canton

Flutist Kate Steinback and guitarist Amy Brucksch will play in concert at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Canton library.
Don Williams, a highly acclaimed country music singer and songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Williams is back on the road after almost five years of retirement, playing…
The sounds of Frank Sinatra will arrive at Western Carolina University on Sept. 16 for the first installment of the 2012-13 Galaxy of Stars Series.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:34

Sock Hop brings Golden Oldies to Junaluska

Disc jockey Alan Price will be hosting a “Golden Oldies Sock Hop Extravaganza” at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center from 2-11 p.m.on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The event will feature Price, The Dovells (“Bristol Stomp) and Jimmy Clanton (“Venus…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:34

Contra dance your way to Sylva library

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. on Sept. 9 in the community room on the second floor of the old courthouse in the Jackson County Library Complex in Sylva. Ron Arps will call the…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:33

Guest trumpeter to give free recital at WCU

Trumpet player Brandon Craswell will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Coulter Building recital hall on the campus of Western Carolina University.  Craswell is an assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Georgia.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:33

Grab your instruments for a community jam

The next community music jam at the library in Bryson City will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 in the library auditorium or, weather permitting, on the library’s front lawn. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle or dulcimer…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:32

Making music in Maggie Valley

Accordion stars to appear in Maggie Valley The second annual Smoky Mountain Accordion Festival will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Maggie Valley Club. The event will showcase regional accordionists from Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and…
Karen Peck and New River, an award-winning Southern gospel group from Gainesville, Ga., and The Kingsmen Quartet, a Southern gospel quartet out of Asheville, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Smoky Mountain Center for…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:30

Bluegrass bands to duel in Highlands

The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the Bluegrass Duel 8 p.m. on Sept. 15. The event will feature Asheville’s Nitrograss (pictured) and Athen’s Packway Handle.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:29

Youth art classes back at The Bascom

Kids can enjoy a wide range of youth art classes at The Bascom this September and October. • Creation Station, a make-and-take, make-your-own-masterpiece class, will run from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 27. The class is…
ColorFest’s “Art & Taste of Appalachia Artist’s Reception” will be held at the historical Jarrott House in Dillsboro at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Locally selected fine artists representing Jackson, Swain, Macon, Graham and Haywood counties are bringing their…
The Waynesville Gallery Association presents Art After Dark from 6–9 p.m. on Sept. 7 and a Saturday Stroll from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 8.  Working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and in historic Frog…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:27

Paper, pins, scissors: new stories from old quilts

Textile historian Suzanne Hill McDowell will host a luncheon program from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 and tell the stories of a selection of quilts ay the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts housed in historic Shelton House in…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:27

Experiment with art at Waynesville workshop

Silvia Williams will instruct a workshop on experimental art from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Leapin’ Frog Gallery. Williams is an abstract experimental artist interested in expressing herself through color, texture and line. Students will be doing a collage…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:25

Open Air Indian Art Market celebrates 10 years

Bringing together Cherokee artisans and tourists from every corner of the globe, the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual celebrated a decade last Saturday of presenting their Labor Day weekend Open Air Indian Art Market. 
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

Canton Two weeks ago this Thursday my husband and I moved to Canton. Anyone who’s been in the area for any length of time and knows Canton for its reputed odor automatically reacts with surprise and a sense of almost…
By Chris Cooper It’s warm out, people are out wandering the streets later in the evening, guitars clang and drums echo off the building’s facades with each opening and closing of one bar’s doors whilst the occasional chime of a…
By Chris Cooper Finding a line between respecting the bluegrass form and tradition, while gently pushing its boundaries, is a tough row to hoe, for sure. Only a handful of groups are able to really pull this off — Mountain…
Wednesday, 18 July 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

Guide to William Bartram’s Travels There are guidebooks and then there are GUIDEBOOKS. If you’re a Bartram junkie as I have become, following the travels of America’s first great naturalist who came through Western North Carolina for a brief stint…
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 00:00

A smashing residency in Asheville

By Joe Hooten As I was barreling down Interstate 40, racing to make it to Asheville in time to see the fifth concert in a nine-show residency put on by the Smashing Pumpkins at one of the South’s finest venues,…
By Chris Cooper Through the last few “Play For Peace” extravaganzas I’ve been lucky enough to meet and perform with some musicians I might not have had the opportunity to otherwise. Having studied, poked and prodded Sylva’s little microcosm of…
By Michael Beadle Several years ago, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s executive director Steve Lloyd confided in fellow actors that he’d never get the chance to do the Broadway smash “West Side Story.” There just weren’t enough young actors available who…
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

The Tour de France Each July for the past decade or so, I’ve been riveted by this race, especially the dominance of Lance Armstrong. Riding more than 2,000 miles in 21 days is a super-human feat. Perhaps that is why…
Western Carolina University’s 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day Local is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 on the campus in Cullowhee. The foods competition will include divisions for canned goods, baked goods, extracted honey and “heritage foods,”…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

ColorFest showcases fall colors and flavors

Autumn’s colors and flavors take center stage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 during the fourth annual “ColorFest – Art & Taste of Appalachia” festival in Dillsboro.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Library hosting ‘Living around Bears’ program

Macon County Public Library in Franklin will show a short film, “Living in Bear Country: Practical Advice on Living Responsibly in Bear Country” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13. A growing population of both bears and people in the area…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its November production of the celebrated Broadway play “August Osage County” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24-25. “August Osage County” is considered to be one of the greatest productions of the past…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Experiment with art at Waynesville workshop

Silvia Williams will instruct a workshop on experimental art from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Leapin’ Frog Gallery. Williams is an abstract experimental artist interested in expressing herself through color, texture and line. Students will be doing a collage…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Award-winning Christian trio to perform Sept. 21

Phillips, Craig, and Dean, an award-winning contemporary Christian music trio, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig and Dan Dean are all full-time pastors who…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Jo Kelley to teach expressive landscape painting

Well-known Waynesville artist Jo Kelley will teach a one-day painting workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at River’s Edge Studio in Asheville.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Piano legend Hornsby to play Harrah’s

Tickets are on-sale to see pianist Bruce Hornsby at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Hornsby writes powerful songs from the heart that touch on several distinctly American traditions: pop, jazz, bluegrass, and ‘60s soul. He had…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Stay out late in Sylva Sept. 14

Sylva businesses will stay open late Sept. 14 for its monthly art stroll. Sylva Art Strolls, which are sponsored by Jackson County Visual Arts Association and the Chamber of Commerce, are held from 5-9 p.m. on the second Friday of…
Craft demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro during the next week include beading by Nan Smith and punch needlework by Jeri Buek.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Duo, choir to be featured at Pickin' in the Square

Guitar duo Jazz Mountain and the male choir Men Macon Music will perform at a double-bill concert starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 on Franklin’s Town Square Gazebo on the corner of Main and Iotla streets. Guitarists Paul Savaiko and…
16 acts have beat out the competition to go on to the finals of Haywood’s Got Talent at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Performing Arts Center. The line up for the finals will include vocalist Holly Ann Harmon, harpist…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Sylva library to host jewelry workshop

Jackson County Library in Sylva begins its new Teen Advisory Group (TAG) from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 with a special steam punk jewelry and creations workshop. Teens in grade six through 12 are invited to make suggestions for programs and…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Celebrate ‘anti-art’ at Dada Festival

For three days in September, the first-ever Dada Festival at Western Carolina University brings together music, dance, the visual arts in the spirit of the early 20th-century art movement known as Dadaism.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Scarecrow Festival to benefit Swain schools

The Swain County Public Schools Foundation is looking for people to participate in its first-ever Scarecrow Festival. Handmade scarecrows will be on display from Oct. 6-20. All businesses, organizations and homeowners are invited to take part. The winning entries will…
Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for nonprofits and agribusinesses for the 24th annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 on Main Street in Waynesville. The annual festival,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Democrats to host ‘Go, Granny, Go’

Actress Barbara Bates Smith will perform the play “Go, Granny, Go”, the inspiring story of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University, with musical accompaniment from Jeff Sebens. A…
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate Appalachian folkways at its annual Mountain Life Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Mountain Farm Museum.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

No shortage of critics as Kephart play comes home

For a man who has just won the North Carolina Literature Award, writer Gary Carden is quite somber. At his home in Sylva last week, he rocked in a chair on the front porch, his trusty dog Jack lying nearby.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:45

Kephart play comes to Bryson City

Western North Carolina writer Gary Carden will present his play “Outlander” at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Earlier in the day, this historical play about the work of Horace Kephart…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:45

Mainstage season kicks off with ‘Pump Boys’

The musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will start off the 2012-13 mainstage season, presented by the students and faculty of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 through Sept. 29, plus a…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:44

Library to host community jam

Bryson City will host a community music jam from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Marianna Black Library. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle or dulcimer (anything unplugged) is invited to join. Singers are also welcomed. The jam is facilitated…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:44

Concerts to hit Franklin

“Rock the Square,” a vintage rock concert and street dance, will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 on the Town Square gazebo in downtown Franklin. Multi-talented musician Dave Stewart will open the show with pop and folk tunes. At…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:42

Darryl Worley to perform in Franklin

Acclaimed country artist Darryl Worley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:42

WCU presents faculty brass recital

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free faculty brass recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the recital hall of Coulter Building. The event, part of the Catamount Concert Series, will feature solo performances by Daniel Cherry…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:41

Youth arts festival to be held in Dillsboro

The fifth annual Youth Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. A cooperative effort between the Green Energy Park and Western Carolina University’s School of Art…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:40

Smithsonian exhibit opens at WCU

“Journey Stories,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, will be on display at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning on “Mountain Heritage Day” Sept. 29 and continuing through Nov. 9.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:40

Colorfest coming to Dillsboro Oct. 6

More than 30 artisans will demonstrate their craft at the upcoming Colorfest: Art & Taste of Appalachia from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in Dillsboro. In addition to the art demonstrations, local musicians/singers Ron Smith, Henry Queen, Pam…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:39

Kennel club to hold agility trial

The Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association, an area kennel club, will host a three-day AKC Dog Agility Trial in the Great Smokies Arena at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on Sept. 21-23, 2012. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. each day…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:39

Demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters

Craft demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro this week include Anthony Cariveau, Linda Parrish, Jeri Buek and Joyce Lantz. • 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 — Anthony Cariveau will demonstrate the medieval art of chain mail, used here in…
Headwaters Brewing Company will host a Cornhole Tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haywood County from 2-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Waynesville. Kevin Sandefur, owner of Headwaters Brewing, was a Big Brother and spent years matched one-on-one with…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:38

Canton to host BBQ and bluegrass festival

The second annual Smokin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Festival will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Cold Mountain Corn Maize in Canton. Activities include venturing through the corn maze, bluegrass music, clogging, and eating award-winning barbeque. There will…