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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:44

Learn watercolor techniques with Ann Vasilik

Watercolor artist Ann Vasilik will present at the next meeting of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 11, at Haywood Community College Bldg 1400. She will be painting a town scene from Colonia del…
The tri-venue Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will run from Oct. 7-9, in the three festival villages: Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire. The festival will feature entertainment by bands of several musical genres, artisan crafts, vendor booths, food and kid-attracting activities. Each…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:40

Penley to discuss a life of art Oct. 7

Painter Steve Penley will give a free talk about his art, his life, his faith and experiences at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. With subjects such as Winston Churchill,…
There will be a free screening of “Mars,” a romantic comedy that follows three astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the theater of the University Center at Western Carolina University.…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:17

Variety show entertains for Make-A-Wish

Angie Toomey and Friends will present a variety show to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. The show will help grant wishes to children with terminal and long-term illnesses…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:54

Revisit the Ingalls family with SMCT play

Smoky Mountain Community Theatre in Bryson City will stage “Little House: By The Shores of Silver Lake” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-16 and Oct. 21-24. The play is based on the book by Laura Ingalls Wilder and shows the struggles…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:53

Fariello to speak as part of Craft Week

Anna Fariello, associate research professor at Hunter Library at Western Carolina University, will speak about the identity of American craft as part of American Craft Week in October. Fariello will speak on the collective identity of craft at 4 p.m.…
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a free Halloween-flavored performance of “The Liars Bench” Southern Appalachian variety show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. “The Liars Bench” was founded by Sylva writer and storyteller Gary Carden in June…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:51

Stecoah welcomes Harvest Festival

Mountain traditions come alive at the annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 14-16 at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on the grounds of the historic Stecoah School. The three-day event begins with a Friday evening campfire and storytelling. Saturday begins…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:50

North Hominy celebrates all things apple

The North Hominy Apple Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the North Hominy Community Center on Newfound Road just outside of Canton. The festival kicks off with a country breakfast buffet at 7 a.m. and is $7…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:49

Big wheels roll into Cherokee Oct. 14-16

Big rigs and antique trucks rumble into Cherokee Oct. 14-16 for the sixth Annual Big Rigs and Antique Trucks Show, where truck enthusiasts of all types gather to show off their custom and original truck restorations, trade stories and ideas, compete…
The Marianna Black Library will host an evening of original Southern Gospel music written by the author of the new book Inspirational Lyrics. Join Sharon Wyatt in the library auditorium at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, as she talks…
On Saturday, Oct. 15, Blind Faith Productions will present Phil Keaggy, a multi-Dove Award winner, Grammy nominee and world-renowned guitar virtuoso in a fundraising concert for the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center. This concert will take place at Franklin Covenant…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:47

An ‘Out of This World’ concert in Maggie

The Haywood Community Band will present its final free concert of the Maggie Valley Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the pavilion adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The theme for this concert will be, “Out…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:45

Lake Junaluska Singers to perform Oct. 14-15

The Lake Junaluska Singers will present two concerts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15 at historic Stuart Auditorium. The Singers will perform Shaker tunes, music from Appalachia, and more. Directed by Melodie Galloway, the Lake Junaluska Singers serve as…
Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, for a Nov. 10 concert at Western Carolina University’s Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center by country music breakout stars Justin Moore and Thompson Square. The two hot country acts originally…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:44

Experience world harmonies with Ubuntu

Ubuntu, a group of people who meet to sing world music a cappella, will perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at City Lights in Sylva. Ubuntu seldom performs as that is not the purpose of the group. The group’s…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:43

Drum circle planned in downtown Franklin

A drumming circle for all ages will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, on the Macon County Courthouse plaza on Main Street in downtown Franklin.   Mary Eileen Ferrick is the circle leader. People may bring drums…
The decade-old Songwriters in the Round series at the Balsam Mountain Inn continues Thursday, Oct. 13, with crowd favorites Thom Bresh, Lisa Carver and Ladd Smith performing. The $45 ticket price includes dinner — shrimp and grits, prime rib and…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:42

Highlands hosts Fall Colors Art Show

The Fall Colors Art Show will be held this week at the Highlands Recreation Center in Highlands. The popular juried show features national, regional and local artists. The show is from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 and from…
The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City is hosting its Third Annual “Life in Swain” amateur photography contest. The past two years have been a huge success with more than 50 photographers submitting more than 100 photos.  All photographs must…
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University — with funding from the Jackson County Arts Council — is hosting a free children’s arts series this fall during the Jackson County Farmers Market. “Homegrown FAM: Family Art at the Market”…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:39

Leaf Lookers Gemboree opens Oct. 14

Looking for great fall color? Well, gem and mineral dealers from across the country will be in Macon County Oct. 14-16 for the 22nd annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree at the Macon County Community Building just off U.S. 441 south of…
About 3,000 students from high school marching bands in four states will compete for top honors during the 11th annual Tournament of Champions competition Saturday, Oct. 15, at Western Carolina University. “We are excited and looking forward to hosting one…
The 23rd annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in historic downtown Waynesville. The annual festival, which celebrates the harvest season, features handmade arts and crafts, locally grown apples and…
In Tara Melton-Miller’s basement studio, the soft, rhythmic chatter of wood clanking repetitively against wood creates a soothing metronomic singsong on this quiet Friday morning. Melton-Miller is a weaver at her loom, diligently rearranging the spools of thread dangling from…
Smoky Mountain Living magazine prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s overall theme. The next issue of Smoky Mountain Living will focus on all things home. Appropriate photos would include…
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host a reception for an exhibit from the collection of Rob and Leigh Anne Young from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. An interview with art collector Rob Young will…
Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Education will offer adult (18 years and older) blacksmithing classes this fall and winter in cooperation with the Jackson County Green Energy Park. • “Introduction to Coal Forging,” 2:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:24

Artists sought for garden art exhibit

The Haywood County Arts Council is joining with the Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer Association for an exhibit in April 2012 to feature various mediums of art representing gardens to be featured on the Master Gardener Volunteer Association’s June 2012…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:23

Learn the papermaking process Oct. 25

Hendersonville resident Stefanie Kompathoum will offer a workshop on how to make handmade paper at the Jackson County Public Library Complex at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The program will take place in the building’s Atrium, just inside the…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:23

Crowe presents his first childrens’ book

The Jackson County Public Library will host a special evening storytime for children at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Storytime Room. The event will feature Thomas Rain Crowe reading from his new book for children, entitled The Wake Up…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:22

Ready for a night of terror?

Starting on Oct. 21, a spooky Haunted Trail will be set up at the Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee. The last night of the Haunted Trail is Halloween, Oct. 31. Tickets are $10 a person and children 12 and under…
The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will perform at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Oct 23. Direct from Beijing, this company of 35 performers is known for its stunning displays of the best in…
Comedian Bo Burnham will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. Burnham rose to fame in 2006 — while still in high school — after posting…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:19

‘Arc’toberfest fundraiser scheduled

The Arc of Haywood County’s third annual “Arc”toberfest will be held from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Gateway Club in Waynesville. The $50 per person ticket includes music, dancing and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The event provides The…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:17

Guild craft fair returns to WNC Oct. 20-23

The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands has set the standard for fine craft shows across the country since its first year in 1948. The tradition continues this year on Oct 20-23 in Asheville. More than 200 craftspeople fill two…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:16

Pumpkinfest serves up fall variety Oct. 22

Historic Downtown Franklin is gearing up for the 15th Annual Pumpkinfest to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. During this event you can take part in some traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities.…
The vibrant hues of autumn come to life Saturday, Oct. 22, at the third annual “ColorFest, Art of the Blue Ridge” showcase. ColorFest transforms downtown Sylva into a Paris-like setting with artists painting at easels along Main Street surrounded by…
Western Carolina University will host a screening of the movie “The King’s Speech” followed by a discussion focusing on stuttering, including treatment, self-help groups and other resources for people who stutter and their families, on Sunday, Oct. 23. The Department…
The author of the newly released second edition of Stuttering Intervention: A Collaborative Journey to Fluency Freedom admits that his tome is a textbook for students in communication sciences and disorders and a reference work for speech-language pathologists. But to…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:26

Brass quintet to offer free concert Nov. 1

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Members of SMBQ, the quintet in residence at…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:26

Overlook Theatre to stage ‘Wizard’

The Overlook Theatre Company will present the “Wizard of Oz” Nov. 3-6 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s performance will be at 2:30…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:25

Cruise the Smokies Nov. 4-6

The Cherokee Rodders are hosting the popular “Cruise the Smokies” Rod Run Nov. 4-6 at the Acquoni Expo Center (the old Cherokee High School). This is the largest show and shine in the area for hundreds of classic and customized…
Two award-winning, classically trained artists — guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur — will perform this weekend at the Jackson and Macon libraries. The Arizona Daily Star describes the duo’s original music as “straddling the divide of pop and…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:21

Low Tech to perform gamelan concert Nov. 3

The Low Tech Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Coulter Building recital hall on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Low Tech Ensemble plays gamelan music from the Central Javanese tradition and by contemporary…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:20

WCU Percussion Ensemble to perform Nov. 2

The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the recital hall of Coulter Building. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble…
A talented lineup of potters is coming to Dillsboro for the seventh annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival on Nov. 4-5. The juried festival showcases 45 master potters hailing from 17 states. Elmer Taylor of Denton, Texas, is this year’s…
A two-hour workshop in mixed media techniques will be taught at Leapin’ Frog Gallery on Friday, Nov. 4, by local artist Silvia Cabrera Williams. Attention will be given to the elements and principles of art incorporating several mixed media techniques…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:15

Peggy Duncan presents ‘Fleeting Images’

Artist and gallery owner Peggy Duncan has 31 of her paintings in pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media on exhibit at Swain County Center for the Arts through Nov. 10. The “Fleeting Images” exhibit includes a retrospect of Duncan’s work…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:03

Frightober festivities

Halloween officially falls on Monday, Oct. 31, but that means even more fun because celebrations are taking place throughout the long weekend all over Western North Carolina. Here’s a roundup of some of the local and regional Halloween fun. Oct.…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:32

HCC to offer digital photography certificate

Haywood Community College will offer a new community education certificate in Media Arts: Photography. The course begins Nov. 11 and run through March, 14, 2012. It will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:31

Cinema festival debuts in Asheville Nov. 3-6

A new film festival that will be held from Thursday through Sunday (Nov. 3-6) in Asheville will feature 39 films from more than 20 filmmakers and includes a number of panels and workshops. The first Asheville Cinema Festival’s executive director…
The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series for 2011-12 will get under way at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center on Thursday, Nov. 3, with a concert by the band Blue Eyed Girl. The group’s 7 p.m. performance of…
Voices in the Laurel will perform at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. The children’s choir “America, Of Thee I Sing Concert” is free and is intended to promote patriotism and honor veterans…
Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach will sponsor the seventh annual Dulcimer Winter Weekend beginning Thursday, Jan. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Methodist Assembly’s Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska. Participants can select from more than…
Bluegrass group Balsam Range will feature award-winning Nashville musician and songwriter John Wiggins in the first show of its Winter Concert Series at the Colonial Theatre in Canton at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. Wiggins is a Haywood County native…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:24

‘Day of Mindfulness’ to be held Nov. 5

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cullowhee will host a “Day of Mindfulness: Practices to Support a Global Spirituality and Ethic” from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 The day-long session will be led by Trish Thompson, a Dharma teacher in…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:24

Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in November

Tickets for the 2011 Madrigal Dinner at Western Carolina University went on sale Tuesday, Nov. 1. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Grandroom of the A.K. Hinds University Center.…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:23

Community Table hosts Fall Festival, BBQ dinner

The Community Table’s fourth annual Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the 127 Bartlett Street location in Sylva. The menu includes barbecue with baked beans and cole slaw, a yard…
A performance of Gary Carden’s play “Nance Dude” at the Rickman Store in Macon County will serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Rickman Store. The play is at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:22

Jackson library offers daytime music

The Jackson County Public Library will host a daytime music program on the first Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 4. The Nov. 4 show will feature “The Lady and the Old Timers…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:21

HART closes season with ‘Wilderness!’

Haywood Arts Regional Theater will close the 2011 season with Eugene O’Neill’s comedy “Ah, Wilderness!” on its main stage. The play will run at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11-12, 18-19 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 20. Tickets are $18…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:16

Get a head start on handmade holiday shopping

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host a holiday sale of handmade items and a Fall Family Day in November. Both events are free and the public is invited. The second-annual Handmade Holiday Sale will be held…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:16

It’s by Nature to host artist Susan Ling Nov. 4

It’s by Nature will host well known Cullowhee painter, Susan Ling this Friday, Nov. 4, during Sylva’s After Dark. Ling will do a demonstration combining the rhythm of both buildings and landscapes into one movement. “It is not so much…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:15

Waynesville Art After Dark is November 4

The Waynesville Gallery Association will hold its monthly Art After Dark from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Art After Dark takes place the first Friday of each month, May through December. Studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:13

Wilderness-themed art on display in Sylva

A collection of Catherine Stinson Yellowroot’s paintings titled “Return to the Wild” will be on display during the month of November at The Wilderness Society’s southeastern regional office in Sylva. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place from…
Western Carolina University’s original radio broadcast adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula” will be staged at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Tickets to the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are…
Canton library to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a program on Cherokee history and culture Haywood County native Charlie Rhodarmer, director and manager of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn., will give a presentation on 18th century Cherokee…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:26

Bob Plott to visit Liars Bench

“Legendary Hunters and Hounds of the Great Smokies” will be the subject of the next Liars Bench at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Artists taking part in this month’s performance include Gary…
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) will show the award-winning film “Life Above All” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Fine Arts Theater in Asheville. Lauded by critics at the Cannes Film Festival, the film tells a…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:24

Ron Rash to receive NC’s civilian award

A group of distinguished North Carolinians — including WCU’s Ron Rash — will receive the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor the state bestows, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the N. C. Museum of History. Rash’s…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:23

Exhibit presents student experience as art

Students in Western Carolina University’s Creative Life Living-Learning Community will present an exhibit titled “Transitions” in Gallery 130 at the Fine Art Museum that explores the theme of transitioning to college life through color, values, individuality, leadership and group dynamics.…
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host a holiday sale of handmade items and a Fall Family Day from 3-7 p.m. on Nov. 10. Both events are free and the public is invited. The second-annual Handmade Holiday…
Glass artist Rebecca Hellman will show her works in jewelry and fused glass at Leapin’ Frog Gallery in Waynesville on Nov. 11-12. Hellman has come to produce glass items after many years of working in other mediums such as painting,…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:19

Dinner and silent auction to benefit KARE

Haywood County’s Kids Advocacy Resource Effort will host its second annual Fall Festival of Trees fundraiser and live auction on Friday, Nov. 18., at the Laurel Ridge Pavilion. The fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and entertainment…
The Jackson County Green Energy Park was featured on the Facebook page of the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA] on Oct. 27. The NEA asked the public to nominate arts organizations for a spotlight feature, and here are five…
Set in the Haywood Arts Regional Theater, the cast of “Ah, Wilderness!” spent a rainy evening preparing for its impending opening night. The actors practiced their lines and movements, making all the blunders of a good rehearsal. One of the…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:18

‘Sweeney Todd’ to hit WCU stage Nov. 10-13

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” a story of revenge and greed and how they can crush the human spirit, will stage Thursday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 13, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts…
Though perhaps it’s not exactly the moveable feast Ernest Hemingway discovered in the cafés of Paris, the ambiance of The Coffee Shop in Sylva suits local writer Dawn Gilchrist-Young just fine. It is here, in this 84-year-old, family owned, down-home…
The Western Carolina University Concert Choir will team up with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Asheville Symphony Chorus for a joint performance of “Resurrection Symphony” by Gustav Mahler on Sunday, Nov. 20. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 21:00

Singer Charley Pride coming to Harrah’s

Tickets go on sale Nov. 18 for a Jan. 14 concert by country music star Charley Pride at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Pride’s smooth baritone voice was featured on 39 number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 21:00

Penrod, Randle to perform in Franklin

Guy Penrod and Lynda Randle will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Penrod was a centerpiece and lead singer for Bill Gaither’s “Vocal Band” for 14 years and…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:59

Sunday Concert Series presents One Leg Up

One Leg Up will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Haywood County Library in Waynesville as part of the Haywood County Arts Council’s Sunday Concert Series. Based in Asheville, One Leg Up performs a…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:58

Broadway on parade at Tuscola

The Tuscola High School Chamber Choir and The Summit Choir will present a musical review of some of Broadway’s greatest hits at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 and again at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20. Amission is…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:57

Fundraiser planned for Community Table

A fundraising event for the Community Table soup kitchen in Sylva will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at City Lights Café on Spring Street. The event will include a reception with a string trio and there…
Haywood County native Charlie Rhodarmer, director and manager of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, will give a presentation on 18th century Cherokee history and culture at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Canton Branch Library. Rhodarmer’s talk will focus on…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:55

A firm grasp on history

Students from Oconaluftee Institute of Cultural Arts recently visited the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and got to put their hands on some of the oldest forms of Cherokee art. The students, under the direction of museum Education Director Barbara…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:54

Holiday workshop planned

The Jackson County Extension and Community Association Craft Club will hold a workshop for participants to make holiday potpourri and scented soap and beeswax candles which can be used for home use or gift-giving. The workshop will be held from…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:53

SCC presents Cherokee Baskets Show

Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts is hosting a Cherokee Baskets Show in its gallery on Tribal Bingo Road as part of November’s Native American Month . The show is a combination of work from the Qualla Arts…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:52

Holiday workshop for kids is Nov. 19

Elementary school-age children and their families are invited to Holiday ARTSaturday, the Macon County Arts Council’s free monthly crafts and music workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the historic Rickman General Store.   The Arts Council provides…
The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will hold its fourth annual small works show titled, “It’s a Small, Small Work 2011,” Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Dec. 31. The show provides a unique opportunity to purchase original art at…
Individuals with an interest in the region’s past can now search two new online archives devoted to Cherokee culture and the evolution of travel in Western North Carolina. Both sites are maintained courtesy of Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. “Travel…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:54

Holiday events

• A Traditional Thanksgiving & Tree Trimming will be held from Thursday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Fontana Village Resort. www.fontanavillage.com. • Lake Junaluska will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday,…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:54

WCU Jazz Ensemble to perform Nov. 29

The Western Carolina University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Under the director of Pavel Wlosok of WCU’s School of Music faculty, the ensemble will perform in the recital hall of the…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:53

Stillwell returns to SMHS for homecoming concert

Popular Nashville recording artist Matt Stillwell returns home to the mountains of Western North Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 3, for a concert at the Smoky Mountain High School gym. Stillwell is partnering with his alma mater, Smoky Mountain High School,…
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will take its story on the road in 2012, holding a series of new programs showcasing Ostenaco’s and Henry Timberlake’s journey to each other’s countries 250 years ago in a traveling exhibit called ‘Emissaries…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:50

Holiday craft show returns to Cullowhee

A popular post-Thanksgiving arts and crafts tradition will once again fill Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center for two days of holiday fun. The 24th annual Hard Candy Christmas Fine Art and Craft Show is Nov. 25-26, featuring more than 110…
The Jackson County Public Library will host a performance of “Deck the Halls with Southern Writers,” the new one-woman Christmas play adapted and performed by Barbara Bates Smith, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Community Room. The…