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Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:57

Free ARTSaturday workshop

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday arts and crafts workshop hosted by the Macon County Arts Council at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Franklin library. The Council provides all materials and…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:56

Vanessa Carlton gives free concert

Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton will give a free concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Western Carolina University. Carlton is best known for her song “A Thousand Miles,” and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and an American Music…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:56

Contra evening to dance through Dillsboro

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be on Sunday, Feb.13, at the Barkers Creek Community Building on U.S. 441 three miles north of Dillsboro. Dancing will go from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner at 6…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:55

WNC Roundtable welcomes back Randal Garrison

Civil War re-enactor Randal Garrison will speak on the Shelton Laurel Massacre in Madison County at this month’s Western North Carolina Roundtable at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 on the second floor of the Justice Center in Sylva. Garrison is…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:53

Learn photo editing at half-day clinic

A half-day post-production photography clinic with Bob Grytten will show photographers how to work with photos after they’re taken. The $45 class will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 16, at the Waynesville Old Armory Rec.…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:48

Valentine’s story and craft at Marianna Black

Children of all ages are invited to a Fancy Nancy Valentines Party from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.  Fancy Nancy is a popular picture book series written by Jane O’Connor. Children can…
By DeeAnna Haney • SMN Intern All it took was a knack for guitar playing and a single visit to Nashville, Tenn., to spur a lifelong passion in one Tuscola High School senior’s life. Singer/songwriter MacKenzie Leigh Wilson recently released…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:51

Arts and crafts festival comes to Sylva

A Valentine’s Day Open House Arts and Crafts Festival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the Community Service Center in Sylva. The event will be hosted by the Jackson County Extension and Community Association…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:47

Learn how to make Indian fry bread

The N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Good Cooks Series will continue with a Native American flair at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, in the Conference Room of the Community Service Center in Sylva.   Jennifer Siweumptewa, an assistant in the Culinary…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:43

Legacy of WNC women explored in new exhibit

A new exhibit featuring research and displays developed by the Appalachian Women’s Museum in Dillsboro is now open for public viewing at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center. The exhibit addresses topics such as the evolution of canning technology, the…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:43

Classes focus on stylish dance

A new series of dance classes will be held Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Feb. 7 at The Farm in Candler. The classes will be kick off with East Coast Swing. The cost will be $40 per…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:58

Class to help boost ‘Slow Cooking Savvy’

A “Slow Cooker Savvy” presentation to help inspire healthy crock-pot meals will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Jackson County Senior Center Complex.   The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Jackson County is…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:58

Come have coffee with the poet

The monthly meeting of Coffee with the Poet is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. The featured poet will be Barbara Duncan of Cherokee, author of Crossing Cowee Mountain and education director…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:56

Community music jam in Bryson City

The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in the library auditorium. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer – anything unplugged – is invited to…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:54

Junior Roller Derby calls for members

Mad Divas Junior Derby is looking for new members at a registration session at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at Smoky Mountain Sk8way in Waynesville. Mad Divas is an all female, flat-track, low-contact roller derby league specifically for girls…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:53

Course teaches the ways of Tiffany glass

Local residents are invited to join a stained glass course to be offered in February and March by Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach. Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Feb. 21 and…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:52

Poetry Alive! performs in Franklin

Poetry Alive! will present a program of poetry performance at 7 p.m on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Bringing poetry from the page to the stage, the Poetry Alive! team of two professional actors…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:50

Pan Harmonia bring flute and guitar to Bryson

Pan Harmonia will perform music of Latin America, new sounds by American composers and Carmen Fantasy at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Swain County Center for the Arts.   Musicians are flutist and artistic director Kate Steinbeck…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:48

Christian illusionist comes to Franklin

Christian illusionist Brock Gill will appear on Feb. 25 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, bringing a new brand of illusions and daring escapes to the stage. Gill has been performing since 1997, when he left work…
In modern America, the term ‘women’s work’ is not exactly a complimentary phrase. It’s less descriptive, more derisive, not so much an adjective as an epithet. It’s a wordplay not lost on the curators of the exhibit by the same…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:49

Second City brings new comedy show to WCU

Second City, the world-famous improvisational comedy troupe, is bringing its show ‘Fair and Unbalanced’ to Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Originally formed in Chicago in 1959, Second City has since built…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:47

Help bake treats for a sweet cause

The DAYDREAMZ project and Kids at Work, two local non-profit organizations, are offering an afternoon of community baking and creating sweet treats for underprivileged. “heART,” a community baking event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 10…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:24

Taste of Chocolate seeks volunteers

The 12th annual Taste of Chocolate is coming to Waynesville and the Haywood-Jackson Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers. They’re seeking friendly self-starters who are comfortable approaching local businesses to request sponsorships and donations for the event. The Taste of Chocolate…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:39

Inspired Art Ministry offers classes

Inspired Art Ministry in Waynesville has opened their doors for the winter term, offering drawing and painting classes for all experience levels. Classes may also be used by professional artists as an open studio space and are held at First…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:56

Children of Zion give free performance

Jackson County’s Children of Zion Singers will be perform a free concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, at First Baptist Church of Clyde. The show is part of the Sunday’s On Main concert series. The Children of Zion have…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:51

Seuss characters come to life in Franklin

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss is coming to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 and 3, in a production by The Overlook Theater Company the Macon County Public Library.   Celebrate…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:50

Seuss’ birthday celebrated in style

The Overlook Theatre Company will host a Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party on at 6 p.m. on March 2 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. The event is sponsored by Party Zone and will include games, stories, visits…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:43

Small town alive with music

It’s unsurprising that in the mountain town of Sylva, the music scene is a pretty vibrant place to be. With a long and strong heritage of Appalachian music, it’s only natural that a community would grow up around that scene.…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:03

The cassoulet recipe

I combine several recipes for my own version of the cassoulet and I don’t think that I’ve make a cassoulet the same twice. That’s the beauty of this dish — it is versatile and can be adapted to accommodate available…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:00

Love and food

By Karen Dill • Guest Writer I was driving through the south of France in February 1985 when I had an experience that taught me the importance of the mystical union of food and love. I had my mother and…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:54

John Davidson brings banjo performance to WCU

John Davidson, star of television and Broadway for more than 50 years, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Western Carolina University as part of the 2010-11 Galaxy of Stars Series. Davidson will present a…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:56

Benefit concert to be held at HCC

The Share the Warmth benefit concert featuring Balsam Range and Hominy Valley Boys is coming to Haywood Community College from 2 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 27. The event is sponsored by HCC and Champion Credit Union and all donations…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:51

Marianna Black Library to host Anime Club

The anime club returns to Marianna Black Library 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Bryson City has an anime group of its own, and for fans, this is a chance to watch anime on a big screen…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:50

Bikers in boxers breeze through Waynesville

A motorcycle ride aimed at raising funds for the heating bills of the elderly is coming to Waynesville at 12 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the ICMC Clubhouse. Attire is boxer shorts (over briefs) vest, gloves and boots. Women can…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:51

Gallery show highlights water landscapes

Gallery 86 presents “Reflected Light: Scenes of Haywood County by Luke Allsbrook” Wednesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 26. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4. The exhibition is presented by the…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:50

WCU presents classical guitarist

Classical guitarist Gregory Guay will perform at WCU’s Coulter Recital Hall at 8 p.m., March 9. Guay is a classically trained guitarist who learned and teaches in the Suzuki method. He is currently a master’s candidate at Appalachian State University…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:49

Building workshops offered to artisans

A certification in the building industry for Cherokee craft artists is open free-of-charge to artists, artisans and college-level students from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 9, 16 and 30, at Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts (OICA). The program…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:48

OICA welcomes new instructor

The Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts, Southwestern Community College’s fine arts   program, this spring welcomes Brian Kane as the new program instructor. Kane completed his BFA in spatial arts at Youngstown University in Youngstown, Ohio. He went on to get…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:48

Store celebrates with poetry and music

To celebrate the 86th anniversary of Cowee’s Rickman Store, the Friends of the Rickman Store are inviting neighbors and visitors to share an evening of poetry and music at the store at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4. Cowee poet…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:47

Artist exhibits renaissance techniques

Multimedia artist Mark Menendez of Andrews will do a demonstration of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting techniques for Art League of the Smokies at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. He’ll…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:46

Main Street Artists Co-op reopening

The Main Street Artists Co-op on Main Street in Waynesville is scheduled to open for its third season May 1, and is accepting applications from artists wishing to be considered for membership.   The Co- Op is a group of local…
Kathrine Cays, Artist in Residence at the Rickman Store in Macon County’s Cowee Valey, will offer an art class for children and parents from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. The focus will be on birds of this…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:45

Wellness and healing featured on film

The feature film, “The Living Matrix — The New Science of Healing,” will be shown at Waynesville’s Creative Thought Center at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4.   Discussion will follow the film, which features scientists, psychologists, doctors, bio-energetic researchers…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:44

Woodrow named new library director

Sharon Woodrow has been appointed the new director of the Haywood County Public Library, after serving as interim director since December 2010 and as assistant director since 2007. Woodrow is a Haywood County native and went to work for the…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:43

HART to hold auditions for upcoming musical

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its May production of the off-Broadway musical  “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6 and 7, in the Feitcher Studio of Waynesville’s HART Theater.…
“Church Basement Ladies,” a touching musical comedy, will grace the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Set in a rural Minnesota church in turbulent 1965, the show goes behind…
By DeeAnna Haney • SMN Intern Donning their best flannel and cowboy boots and armed with harmonies and dance moves, Tuscola High School’s Summit is ready to serve up another toe-tapping, knee-slapping Country/Western Show. Aptly titled, “Country Through and Through,”…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:57

Community band calls for members

A new community band called Mountain Winds is forming in Jackson County, led by Bob Buckner, outgoing director of athletic bands at Western Carolina University and Jon Henson, assistant director of the school’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Musicians…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:54

Kenny Rogers stops off in Franklin

Legendary country star Kenny Rogers will make his way to The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing arts at 7:30 p.m. on March 5, for performances of some of his greatest hits. Rogers will entertain audiences with favorites from his…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:54

Local troupe makes HART appearance

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre continues its Studio Theater season with The Oxymorons, an improvisational comedy troupe made up of many HART veterans.   The group has been in existence for a number of years and has become quite well…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:51

Art class offered just for kids

A free children’s art class is being offered on March 5 at the Uptown Gallery in Franklin.   Students must be at least 8 years old and preregistration is required. 828.369.0356.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:49

Dillsboro weaver shares her craft

Adults and children can learn the joys of handweaving from classes offered by Susan Morgan Leveille, professional weaver and teacher for more than 35 years. Day and evening classes for students of all levels are being held at her Dillsboro…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:06

Bowls for bovines set for March 12

The Gamma Zeta chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity at Western Carolina University will host a chili and handcrafted ceramic bowl fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The fundraiser is to benefit Heifer…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:05

Honors students put on annual show

The Haywood County Arts Council will present its 13th-annual Student Honors Recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 13, at the Performing Arts Center in Waynesville. A cookies and punch reception will take place immediately following the recital. The annual concert…
Local author Johnnie Sue Myers will be at Sylva’s City Lights Bookstore at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12, for a presentation and tasting promoting her recent cookbook, The Gathering Place: Traditional Cherokee Dishes, Wild Game Recipes & Preparation Tips, and…
A benefit for Asheville’s Rathbun Center will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Groups participating are the Rye Holler Boys, Dueling Piano Players, WestSound, and Sherri…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:00

Quilt Trail adds a few new squares

Haywood County’s Quilt Trails project will unveil three quilt blocks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, beginning at the Shook-Smathers House in Clyde. Ceremonies at Lil’s and the Haywood Institute building will immediately follow the Shook-Smathers unveiling. The Shook…
A Cherokee Music Day is coming to Cherokee Central School on Wednesday, March 16, with a full slate of free concerts and hands-on interactive instruction between North Carolina Symphony members and students. The day begins with two small ensemble concerts,…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 19:58

Bottoms up! Bryson City brewery opens

Beer brewing in Bryson City just took on a whole new look this weekend when Nantahala Brewing Company threw open the doors of its brand new tasting room. The town’s fledgling brewery welcomed friends and fans into its front room…
By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer David Bromberg, the well-known vocalist/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, was headed home for a quiet evening with his family this New Year’s. “New Year’s is not a big deal for me, and I‘m resolved not to make any…
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 13:45

Striking an electronic chord

By Chris Cooper Truth be told, I’m not exactly the biggest fan of — here’s the old fogey coming out — “electronic” music. I hear bleeps and bloops, repetitive motifs that are often harmonically half baked and build and build…
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 13:45

Bluegrass brothers

By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer Born 16 minutes apart in the Bethel community of Haywood County, twin brothers Travis and Trevor Stuart have been immersed in music since childhood. “Music was all around us growing up,” Travis said. Sharing…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:47

More gems from the used bin

Robben Ford and the Blue Line: Handful Of Blues No, it’s not out of print, nor is “Handful Of Blues” all that hard to find. But when one of your favorite CDs finally succumbs to age and years of mishandling,…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:52

Civil rights and the arts

Christi Marsico • Staff writer Bright colors and inventive images offering a kaleidoscope of memories and historic moments will be showcased in “Visions of Freedom, an exhibition of Alabama Folk Artists,” at Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 this month…
Bright colors, vibrant beats and contagious joy flood the room as the African Children’s Choir performs, and their boundless energy is heading to Western Carolina University Jan. 28. The children from Uganda are eager to educate the audience with cheerful…
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 16:08

The blue side of Derek Trucks

By Chris Cooper The Derek Trucks Band: Already Free It’s tough to find something new and profound to say about the playing of Derek Trucks. Words like “prodigy” and “virtuoso” are just too easy to grab. That he has taken…
By Christi Marsico While looking for something fun and inexpensive to do in these tough economic times, look no further than the treasure trove of museums, many free, in Western North Carolina. Museum goers in this area can learn about…
By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer An exhibit focusing on the history of Haywood County is now on display at Western’s Mountain Heritage Center. Illustrating the rich culture of the Appalachian regions, the Mountain Heritage Center — located on the…
The Haywood County Arts Council held its 13th Annual Student Honors Recital on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Waynesville. More than 100 audience members enjoyed a wide range of performances at the Haywood…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:40

Cooking up a Taste of Home

Part class, part performance, the Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. Tickets are $10. Chef Michelle Roberts will teach 10 new recipes, from…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:39

Pirate’s Ball docks in Waynesville

The Pirate’s Ball, an annual gala to raise funds for Folkmoot, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at the Laurel Ridge Country Club. The evening will be emceed by Waynesville Mayor Gavin Brown and…
The Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at the First Baptist Church in Waynesville. The annual dinner meeting will be in the fellowship hall with dinner prepared…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:38

Jazz Duo Performs at Macon County library

“Jazz It Up,” a concert by saxophonist Lloyd Weinberg and vibraphonist Paul Babelay, will be presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 17, in the main hall of the Macon County Public Library. The program spans jazz styles from Dixieland, Latin…
A St. Patrick’s Day Irish Buffet Fund Raiser will be held at the Station Restaurant and The Storytelling Center in Bryson City from 5 p.m., with storytelling to begin at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 17, hosted by The Storytelling…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:37

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ stages at WCU

Western Carolina University musical theater students will present Cole Porter’s classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 24 to 26, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The…
Kids who love to sing and are in first through 12th grades next year are invited to Open Rehearsal Night for Voices in the Laurel Children’s Choir. There will be singing, fun, instruments, food and audition information. Open rehearsals are…
Blood, Sweat and Tears will appear at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Chuck Negron, former lead singer of Three Dog Night will also appear with the group. Racking up sales…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:34

Barn dance to honor veterans

The next Winter Barn Dance at the Bascom in Highlands is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The evening will be to honor veterans and tickets are $5 per person. Admission for honorees is complimentary.…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:33

Frog Level festival calls for vendors

The 9th Annual “Whole Bloomin’ Thing” Spring Festival Committee is now accepting applications from local growers, artisans, and wellness-and-nature-related professionals for this year’s event, to be held on Saturday, May 7, in Waynesville’s Frog Level. E-mail to request an application.…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:32

New tavern makes its mark on Bryson City

The Tuckasegee Tavern, a new tavern on Depot Street in Bryson City, is opening its doors for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, featuring musical guests Aaron Plantenburg and Larry Barnette. The bar will…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:31

Secretariat screened at Groovy Movie Club

The Groovy Movie Club will show the film “Secretariat“ at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the home of Buffy Queen in Dellwood. A mostly organic potluck dinner will precede the screening at 6:15 p.m. This event is free…
For those looking to learn more about the sculptures that dot the campus at Western Carolina University, well, there’s an app for that. Or at least there will be soon, thanks to a collaboration between the school’s Fine Arts Museum…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:10

Jackson student art on exhibit

The artwork of regional students will be on display as part of the 2011 Jackson County Youth Art Month exhibit, from March 14 through April 11, in the lobby of Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. A reception…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:09

Learning to grow the modern family

A program entitled The Thoroughly Modern Family is offered from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. The event is designed to be a fun, fast-paced event with presentations by local marriage and…
The Macon County Public Library is calling for entries in its “Waking with Spring” Appalachian Trail photography contest. The competition is celebrating Franklin’s designation as an Appalachian Trail Conservancy Community. Any photographs of hikers, landscapes, or nature taken on the…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:53

Creativity workshop hosted by City Lights

Asheville poet and photographer Tracey Schmidt will lead a creativity workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m., followed by a reading from her new poetry collection at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at City Lights in Sylva. The book, titled…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:51

REV Band to perform at Fontana Village

Western North Carolina performing artists The REV will take the stage of the Fontana Recreational Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The act is a collection of musicians from Robbinsville who play songs that run the…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:50

Create Ripples of Hope for a Safer Community

Ripples of Hope, a local exhibition of work by those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse, invites other locals who have felt the effects of these issues to creatively cover a blank teardrop shape,…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:49

Craft classes kick off at Green Energy Park

Classes in glassblowing, metalsmithing, blacksmithing, chainmaille and knife-making are being offered this spring at the Jackson County Green Energy Park for every skill level. Courses offer the opportunity to learn a variety of hands-on crafting skills like paperweight-making and glass…
Local artist Silvia Cabrera Williams will teach mixed water-media classes from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday in April at Leapin’ Frog Gallery in Waynesville. A different technique will be featured each week and a supply list will be provided…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:46

WCU students look to lend a hand in Pakistan

Western Carolina University students working to raise $50,000 to build a school in Pakistan are hosting a fundraising dinner and silent auction at Chef’s Table in Waynesville on Tuesday, April 5. Tickets to the event are $50 for a three-course…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:44

Filmmaker to discuss WWII state-side battle

Maritime historian and documentary filmmaker Kevin Duffus willl on “War Zone: WWII off North Carolina’s Outer Banks” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 the Haywood County Public Library in Waynesville. Duffus will explore one of the worst Allied defeats…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:39

Culinary competition heats up in Waynesville

The annual Mélange of the Mountains, a culinary gala, is coming to the Gateway Club in Waynesville from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 7, thanks to the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. Experience the culinary talent of some of…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 18:57

Boys choir stops off in Franklin

The All-American Boys Chorus will perform at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Franklin’s Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring boys ages 8 to 15 from more than 30 cities in Southern California, the chorus is one…
A community old-time music JAMboree is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Fines Creek School in Clyde to raise funds for the Haywood County Arts Council’s Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) afterschool program. A barbecue…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 18:56

Singing celebration in Bryson City

Join One Step Closer as it celebrates one year of the gospel music ministry at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the Bryson City Church of God. The singing and reunion will feature special guests the Barker Family and…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 18:55

Pisgah chorus features country show

Chorus students at Pisgah High School are gearing up for the annual country show called “Where the Green Grass Grows.” The show will feature group and solo acts from the elite show choir Orion and spring semester chorus classes. A…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 18:54

4-H hosts talent contests

The annual Heritage Alive Mountain Youth Talent Contest is coming to downtown Sylva on Saturday, April 23, as part of the Greening Up the Mountains Festival. Young artists ages 5 to 18 can showcase their talents in music, dance and…
Claymates, in conjunction with Country Traditions, is hosting a Ladies Night from 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the pottery painting studio in Dillsboro. Light snacks will be free of charge, while Country Traditions will be bringing a selection of…