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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 18:52

Take a world tour at International Festival

International Day, a festival of cultures, celebrates its 32nd year from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Western Carolina University. The festival will feature music, dance, arts and crafts, entertainment and food from a variety of…
Of the many forms of entertainment readily at our fingertips, from television and movies to YouTube and the many vast and varied wonders of the rest of the internet, reading is probably still the most liberating. Picking up a book…
Samantha “Sam” Gampel, a sophomore at Western Carolina University, wants to write novels and earn her living as a professional writer. So in Gampel’s book, there’s nothing quite like rubbing shoulders with real working-for-a-living writers such as the ones headlining…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:52

Auditions open for student talent show

Open auditions will be held from 12 to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at Franklin High School for home school and private school students wishing to perform in the Showcase of Talent. Participation is open to actors, dancers, gymnasts, instrumentalists…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:36

HCC breaks ground on new craft building

Dominic Cruz is counting down the days to graduation in May, when he will put his skills both as a woodworker and entrepreneur to work as he launches his dream career building handmade furniture. Cruz moved to the region from…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:20

Grab bargains at indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale will take over the Ramsey Regional Activity Center at Western Carolina University from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. The sale, now in its 21st year, will feature a broad range of items…
Learn to make scented soap, bath salts or a hooked mug rug in three new classes from 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro. Supplies will be provided for a small fee and participants will take…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:18

Writers’ group welcomes local author

Heather Newton, author of Under the Mercy Trees, will be the speaker for the Mountain Writers’ Network at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. Under the Mercy Trees, a tale of family, love and…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:17

‘Shipwrecked’ to stage at HART

The Haywood Arts Regional Theater is gearing up for its next production, “Shipwrecked,” showing at 7:30 p.m. on April 8 and 9, and 3 p.m. on April 10. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $8 for students.…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:16

Dance and dine at monthly contra day

A free contra dance will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva. There will also be a potluck dinner following the contra dance, starting at 5:30. Dancers should bring…
Western North Carolina’s renowned youth choir Voices in the Laurel will perform with award winning composer and guest conductor Dr. Rollo Dilworth at 3 p.m. on April 10 at the First Baptist Church in Waynesville. Voices’ 15th Anniversary Concert will…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:51

Civic orchestra wraps up season

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will end the season with a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University. Featured soloists with the orchestra will be the winners of the 21st annual…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:50

HCC brings marketing to the arts

A free seminar entitled Marketing for the Craftsperson and Artist will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Haywood Community College’s Student Center by the school’s Small Business Center. This workshop is designed to teach…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:50

WCU percussionists perform original work

Western Carolina University’s Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. Included in the program is one of Gaetano’s original compositions, “Scenes from…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:49

HART to hold auditions for ‘Deathtrap’

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its June production of “Deathtrap” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, April 17 and 18 at the HART Theatre in Waynesville. The production is being directed by Charles Mills and…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:47

Duncan performs for album release

Barbara Duncan will hold a release party for her new album, Music Says Go, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at City Lights bookstore in Sylva. Duncan is education director at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, but is…
Learn the art of Coptic bookbinding with artist Katherine Cays from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Rickman Store in Franklin. All levels are welcome and each student will complete a Coptic-bound book. Coptic binding has…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:16

Take the A train with WCU stage play

Western Carolina University theater students will present the unconventional “The Atrainplays, Vol. 2” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, through Saturday, April 16, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Niggli Theatre. The production is six short plays,…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:13

Overlook Players to do ‘Sound of Music’

Franklin’s Overlook Players will perform Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” April 14 through 17 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. The classic musical will be staged by locals and stage veterans alike and will be…
By DeeAnna Haney • Smoky Mountain News Intern Although Curly Hollow might sound like the perfect picnic area down some country road, it’s really more a product of imagination than a destination. In fact, the members of the band Curly…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:33

5K Run/Walk kicks off festivities

The Jackson County Recreation/Parks Department is still accepting registration for this year’s 5K Run/Walk at Greening Up the Mountains. The annual race takes place at 9 a.m. prior to the opening of the festival events in downtown Sylva. This year,…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:33

Kids become superheroes at Greening Up

What child wouldn’t love to be a super hero for the day? The Downtown Sylva Association is sponsoring a “Recycled Superhero” contest for children during Greening Up the Mountains this year. All superhero costumes will be made from donated recycled…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:32

Talent contest showcases WNC’s youth

The 2011 Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest at Greening Up the Mountains has really exploded. The start time for the contest has been changed from 10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Bridge Park stage to accommodate the large…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:31

Performance schedule

Smoky Mountain Stage (Suntrust Parking Lot, Area D) 10-10:15 — Jackson County Heritage Preservation Commission Poster Contest Awards 10:30-11:30 — Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy (including an audience participation dance lesson!) 11:45-12:15 — Lions Gate Kung Fu Academy 12:30-1:30 —…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:30

Greening Up the Mountains returns to Sylva

The 14th annual Greening Up the Mountains Festival is slated for Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Sylva. The spring festival, named for the way spring creeps up the mountain sides, began over a decade…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:46

Put together your Peeps diorama

A Peeps Diorama Contest is being held at the Marianna Black Library for teens in grades six through 12. Entrants must create a diorama depicting their favorite book or scene from literature, with all the characters in the scene portrayed…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:38

WNC welcomes Easter traditions

When the sun crests the mountains’ edge Easter morning, it will creep down through the hills and fall on Lake Junaluska, where more than 300 worshippers will sit awaiting it at the foot of the massive wooden cross that graces…
Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir and University Chorus will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Coulter Building recital hall. This will be Director Robert Holquist’s final concert before he retires after more than 30…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:53

Grace Noon presents flute and oboe concert

A free flute and oboe concert will be held at noon on Thursday, April 21, at Grace Church in the Mountains on North Haywood St. in Waynesville. The concert is the next in the Grace Noon series, now in its…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:56

Spring preview opening

A two-day preview of The Main Street Artists Co-op gallery will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. Twelve returning artists will join nine new members displaying a wide spectrum of the…
The documentary “Waiting for Superman” will be screened at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Albert-Carlton Library in Cashiers. The movie chronicles the state of the nation’s public schools. After the film, charter school advocate and activist Ned…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:49

Maggie gets Quilt Trail block

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Quilt Trails project will unveil its first quilt block in Maggie Valley at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The Maggie Valley Town Hall block is the fifth block…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:44

Create cards with local artist

A Craft Club workshop teaching the art of crystal acetate card making will last from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, April 21, in the Community Service Center in Sylva. Candy Meyers, a card maker and craftsperson, will lead the…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:33

May celebrations to benefit the arts

The 2011 FUNd Party Series will kick off with Cinco de Mayo in the Garden from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the home of David and Rosemarie Harrington at 225 Seasons Drive in Clyde. The series…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:32

Gems shine at Mother’s Day show

The Mother’s Day Gemboree will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 6 and 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on May 8 at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Gem and mineral dealers…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:31

Quilts come out for Mother’s Day

Airing of the Quilts, a new event showcasing quilt artistry, will be held on Saturday, May 7, in downtown Franklin. Businesses and homeowners will hang quilts from their storefronts and porches to create a burst of spring color throughout the…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:29

Waynesville kicks off 2011 Art After Dark

The first Art After Dark of the season will kick off from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in downtown Waynesville. Presented by the Waynesville Gallery Association, Art After Dark takes place the first Friday of each month…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:28

Beginner photography class gets going

An introductory photography class will begin Tuesday, May 3, at First Baptist Church in Waynesville. The class is offered by Lori Johnson and will teach students to work with buttons and menus, as well as how to start making better…
Macon County youth will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center in Showcase of Talent 2011. The showcase is a non-competitive talent show for third- to 12th-graders, featuring students…
A poetry slam will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City as part of National Poetry Month. The event will feature fifth-graders from the Mountain Discovery Charter School, whose poetry…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:25

Stained glass course offered at WCU

A stained glass course will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, May 5 through June 9, at the Cordelia Camp Building at Western Carolina University. Courses are run by the school’s Division of Educational Outreach. The course,…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:24

Sylva brings art to summer evenings

The first of this season’s Sylva After Dark events is coming to downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6. The evening is an opportunity to stroll through downtown Sylva and enjoy arts, dining, music, shopping and more.…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:23

Maggie Club hosts Chocolate for charity

The 12th annual Taste of Chocolate competition will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Maggie Valley Country Club. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at Fun Things, Etc. or Blue Ridge Books…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:23

Needtobreathe stops in Franklin

Needtobreathe will play at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. The 4-piece rock band will perform songs from their current album “The Outsiders,” which debuted at No. 20 on…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 19:21

Troupe brings live comedy, animal tricks

Animal lovers and those in the mood for a laugh will find plenty of entertainment when Popovich Comedy Pet Theater comes to Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Comedian Gregory Popovich leads…
If there’s one thing Western North Carolina is rooted in, it’s music. The rolling Appalachians were the birthplace of bluegrass, and the region has long been known as a bastion of folk tradition and talent. Along with music, another industry…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:55

Cross-country cyclist to tell tales of trek

Local lawyer Bill Jacobs will chronicle his cycling journey across the United States in a program at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers.   Starting in California last September, Jacobs spent 40 days traveling…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:54

Musical theater workshop takes applications

Students ages 16 to 22 who dream of a life on stage can have the opportunity to work with musical theater professionals at Western Carolina University’s 2011 Triple Arts Broadway Series, to be held July 17 through Aug. 1. Broadway…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:52

Taste of Chocolate calls for bakers

Taste of Chocolate is coming April 30 to the Maggie Valley Country Club, and the Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center is looking for bakers to bake their favorite chocolate recipe. This year’s categories are Amateur, Bed and Breakfast, and Professional. A…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:51

Library looks for volunteers

When the new Jackson County Public Library Complex opens in early June, an active team of volunteers will be needed to make the library run smoothly. Jeni Silver, the library’s new volunteer coordinator, is ready to recruit local volunteers for…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:51

Library asks readers to help with move

With the Jackson County Library poised to move to its new home, patrons with valid library cards are asked to make the move easier by checking out library materials for an extended period of time. The more books and other…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:48

Art as spectator sport

Great art isn’t often associated with speed – the Mona Lisa wasn’t painted in an hour. Michelangelo took more than four years to perfect the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. But for the last 10 years, a special event has…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:51

New visitor center opens in Waynesville

The public is invited to a celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week on Friday, May 6, at Haywood County Tourism Development Authority’s new visitor center on Main Street in Waynesville. Enjoy music and more, as well as the first…
Sylva’s Guadalupe Café will host “Bigaroo” beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 7, a tribute to the musicianship and spirit — and college graduation — of Adam Bigelow. Standing 6 feet 4 inches with a distinctive baritone, Bigelow is one of…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:33

Big Stakes at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

Of the many games that grace the floors at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, poker might be the most universal. From casino floors to living room floors, the World Poker Tournament estimates that nearly 60 million Americans play the game. Even the…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:51

HART to hold auditions for ‘GYPSY’

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its July production of the Broadway Musical “Smash Gypsy” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, May 8 and 9, at the HART Theater in Waynesville. “Gypsy” was created by the…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:50

Grammy winner comes to Cataloochee

Grammy winner Peter Rowan will give an after-dinner solo performance on Saturday evening, May 7, in the main ranch house at Cataloochee Ranch. The cost of the evening event, which includes dinner with beverage and dessert, will be $40 per…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:48

Spring blooms in Frog Level

The Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival is coming to Waynesville’s Frog Level district from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Now in its ninth year, the spring festival kicks off the growing season with flowering baskets, vegetable and…
A contra dance will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Bryson City. There will also be a potluck dinner following the dance, starting at 5:30 p.m. The dance is…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:46

Local artist demonstrates talents

The Blue Ridge Watermedia Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. on May 10 at Haywood Community College. The meeting will feature Waynesville illustrator Dominck “Nick” DePaolo, who has been a freelance artist for over 40 years and will do a…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:44

Chinese acrobats leap into Franklin

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will grace the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Tickets are $15 to $20. The Golden Dragon Acrobats feature performers who have been trained in…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:23

Romance novelist to speak in Waynesville

Jacquelyn Frank, a the New York Times best selling author, will speak at the Mountain Writers meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.  A paranormal romance writer, she’ll talk about building worlds — creating…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:23

Never fear, summer reading program a go

Even with the old library closing, Jackson County kids can’t get out of their parents enrolling them in Jackson County’s annual summer reading program. This year it is “One World, Many Stories,” in which children will explore places from Oceania…
Storytellers draw inspiration from sources as varied as Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm and the Bible; however, the tales that immediately produce a resonating chord in most hearts are the ones that are drawn from a storyteller’s own life. If the…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:10

Corvettes welcome NASCAR

The Vettes in the Valley Corvette show will be held May 28 and 29 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Vettes in the Valley hosted more than 320 Corvettes from 15 states last year and anticipates an even bigger show…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:12

History comes alive at the Blackberry Jam

For a taste of fun and history, visit The Blackberry Jam from 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Macon County Fair Grounds. The Macon County Historical Society has lined up a variety of events to commemorate the 150th…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:12

Ballroom contest dances into Haywood

This year’s Dancing With the Mountain Stars event is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Laurel Ridge Country Club to benefit REACH of Haywood County. Local celebrities will be paired with professional dancers…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:09

Free music workshop for kids in Macon

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Macon County Public Library children’s wing. Activities include make-and-take percussion instruments, harmony and round singing,…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:06

Poet returns for reading

Former Cullowhee resident Marly Youmans, novelist, short-story writer and poet, will return to Sylva at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, to read from her new poetry collection, The Throne of Psyche, at City Lights bookstore. Youmans is a prolific…
Get started on Christmas gift-giving early by attending a Christmas napkin-making workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Community Service Center in Sylva.  The workshop is hosted by the Jackson County Extension and Community Association…
“This song was written before the USDA got their hands on organic standards,” announces the booming voice from the stage. It’s a Friday night in late April and the attention of the crowd at Sylva’s Soul Infusion Bistro is centered…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:49

Shakespeare steps out in Swain

The Shakespearean classic “Much Ado About Nothing” is coming to Bryson City at 7:30 p.m., May 12 through 15, at the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre. The lauded playwright’s popular comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity will feature a mixed cast of…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:48

Win big in Voices giveaway

Voices in the Laurel, Western North Carolina’s regional children’s choir, is holding its inaugural car and truck giveaway to raise funds. Tickets are on sale for $100 and each ticket will have the chance to go home with the winner’s…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 19:45

Community band kicks off its season

The Haywood Community Band will start its ninth concert season with a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the pavilion next to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The concert will feature conductor favorites from previous seasons’ concerts.…
Auditions for the 2011-2012 season of Voices in the Laurel will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 and 31, and June 7. The Western North Carolina children’s choir develops singers’ abilities through group practice and…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:18

Calling vendors for mountain festival

Arts, crafts and food vendors are being sought to participate in Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture to be held in September. The festival typically attracts more than 20,000 visitors who come to…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:17

Celebrate summer at Mustang Roundup

The annual Smoky Mountain High School Mustang Roundup is scheduled for May 21, sponsored by the Smoky Mountain High School Parent-Teacher Organization. The Roundup is an outdoor carnival held in the afternoon during the regular school day and features inflatables,…
Brevard’s Hogtown Squealers Band will play a concert of traditional string band music at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, in Franklin’s Town Square gazebo.   Over their 20-year collaboration, the Squealers have incorporated honky-tonk, ragtime and other traditions into…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:16

Concert to benefit Pigeon Center

A special evening concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. The event will be held as a fundraiser for the children’s summer program at Pigeon Community Multi-Cultural Development Center. The…
Members of the Haywood County-based Balsam Range will be joined by the host of the television show “Life in the Carolinas” during a performance at 7:30 p.m. on May 24 at Smoky Mountain Roasters in Waynesville. Host Carl White will…
The Osmond Brothers are coming to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, to perform all styles of music from barbershop to jazz. The Osmond Brothers have been performing world-wide for 50…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:08

Benefit concert raises funds for kids

A benefit concert featuring Jon Byrd and Milan Miller will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Hazelwood. The performance will raise money for the Kids Advocacy Resource Effort and is the…
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 20:08

Tea time for the arts

Get a taste of English tradition at Mountain High Tea, a fundraising party for the Haywood County Arts Council. The event starts at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the home of Nancy Rhead. Party-goers will enjoy a traditional…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:07

Dillsboro begins block party season

Dillsboro will close Front Street to host a block party from on the third Saturday of each month from now through November. The event will include live music, food, games for kids and more. Most shops will be open late.…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:01

Local brewer celebrates one year

Nantahala Brewing will celebrate its one-year anniversary at noon on Saturday, May 21, at the new tap room in Bryson City. In addition to its own craft brews, there will be live music from the Freight Hoppers, door prizes and…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:00

Newest quilt block hung in Maggie Valley

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Quilt Trails project unveiled its first quilt block in Maggie Valley in April at the Maggie Valley Town Hall. More than 30 people attended the unveiling of the Little Red School House block, which is…
You know it’s summer in Sylva when Concerts on the Creek gets going, bringing local and regional music and family fun to Bridge Park Pavilion every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This year, local favorites the Rye Holler…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:11

Gospel group takes the stage for charity

Southern Gospel group Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion will play two shows at 6 and 8 p.m. on May 21 at the Colonial Theater in Canton. The concerts will benefit Arc of Haywood County, a non-profit organization dedicated to…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:10

Dillsboro seeks artists and entertainers

The Town of Dillsboro is seeking vendor applications for the upcoming Arts and Music festival, which will take place the second Saturday in June. Applications can be found at visitdillsboro.org. Entertainers and musicians are also needed to play on Saturday…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:09

Dance into fitness this summer

Have fun while staying active this summer through a ballroom dance class, held from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, May 24 through June 28, at Western Carolina University. Students will learn several ballroom dance styles, including the waltz,…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:08

Concert pianist performs in Waynesville

Pianist Thomas Uchtmann will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the Performing Arts Center in Waynesville to benefit the Haywood County Arts Council. A reception will be held after the concert. Uchtmann will perform a…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:07

Writing program offers summer workshops

Local writers can hone their skills with summer workshops in poetry and prose at UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Programs. Classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited. Poet Jeff Davis will lead Getting the Muse…
The Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering, themed “Gourds in the Wind,” will take place from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5, at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Classes, demonstrations, displays of finished art, vendors and contests fill the schedule for the…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:33

Raising money with mahjong

A Mahjong Party will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the home of sponsor Kay Isserman in Waynesville as part of the 2011 FUNd Party Series by the Haywood County Arts Council. Mahjong is a Chinese…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:32

Local talent shines in Franklin

Who’s Got Talent?, a local talent competition featuring singers, dancers and variety acts, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. About 20 acts and performers of…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:31

Dip into experimental art this summer

Local artist Silvia Cabrera Williams will teach an experimental watermedia workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. each Thursday in June at the Leapin’ Frog Gallery in Waynesville. Many common household items such as shaving cream, dishwashing rinse aid, petroleum jelly…
Katharine Whalen and Chimney Choir will perform on Thursday, June 2, and The Back Pages will perform on Thursday, June 9, as part of the Western Carolina University Summer Concert Series. The concerts and will be held on the University…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:29

Quilt raffle to benefit those in need

One hundred quilts made by the Shady Ladies quilting group will be on display at their annual Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, and from noon to 5 p.m. on…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:28

McEntire makes stop in Cherokee

Country music, film and TV star Reba McEntire will perform from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, May 29, at Harrah’s Cherokee casino. McEntire has produced 63 top 10 hits, starred in a hit TV show on The WB and…