The Friends of the Library are holding a birthday party for the new Jackson County Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in the atrium. Cake and other refreshments will be served during a reception to celebrate…
Republican group FreedomWorks will host a debate between candidates Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson at 8:30 a.m. June 9 at the Angel Hospital Cafeteria Meeting Room. Meadows and Patterson are running in a second primary election on July 17 for…
Live table games at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino cleared its final hurdle this week with passage in the N.C. House of Representatives. Both the Governor and N.C. Senate had already given live table games their blessing, and only lacked approval from…
The Shelton House in Waynesville will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a series of summer lectures and demonstrations this weekend. The event will start at 7 p.m. June 8 with a commemorative celebration of the Civil…
The Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association will host its annual American Kennel Club dog show from 8 a.m. to 3…
Western Carolina University is offering a two-week program in June designed to help young children maintain the reading and writing…
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian and the North Carolina Arts Council will celebrate thousands of years of southern Appalachian…
Haywood County Arts Council will hold International Festival Day in downtown Waynesville on July 21, a new date from previous…
Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one…
Barbara Bates Smith will perform “Ivy Rowe” at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville at 7:30 p.m. June 22-23,…
Comedienne Jeanne Robertson will perform at 7 p.m. June 7 at Lake Junaluska’s Stuart Auditorium as a benefit for United…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its production of “Lost in Yonkers” at 6:30 p.m. June 17-18…
Highlands Performing Arts Center will present “Broadway and More” with Glory Crampton at 8 p.m. June 23. Crampton is a…
The Highlands Biological Foundation will host a basket-weaving workshop and nature lecture on June 14. Doug Elliott, a local storyteller…
The Jackson County Visual Arts Association will host the Sylva Art Stroll beginning at 5 p.m. June 8 in downtown…
High school students and recent graduates have until June 6 to submit their applications for the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural…
Highlands Performing Arts Center will perform a two-weekend run of the play “Vincent.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 7-9…
The Lorraine Conard Band will play a free concert at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Jackson County Public Library.…
Western Carolina University’s 2012 Summer Concert Series will start June 7. The shows will take place at 7 p.m. each…
Haywood County-based band Rafe Hollister will perform in Sylva from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on June 8 as part of Concerts on…
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will open a new exhibit “RE+ constructed” with a reception at 5…
Textile artists and fashion designers working within a 100-mile radius of Asheville are invited to submit entries for Project Handmade,…
The Bascom, a visual arts center in Highlands, will hold a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.…
Haywood Community College and the American Bladesmith Society will hold an “Introduction to Bladesmithing” course from 6-10 p.m. June 18-19…
Kelly Jewell-Timco will lead a hula hooping class at 4 p.m. June 13 at the Jackson County Public Library. This…
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is gearing up for its Youth Week art workshops for children ages 5 and up from July…
Downtown Waynesville will transform into a Mecca for Appalachian heritage geeks and for people who want to learn more about…
“The scarlet tanager flies through the green foliage as if it would ignite the leaves. You can hardly believe that…
The Highlands Nature Center is holding a series of summer nature camps for children from ages 4 to 14 with…
Friends of the Smokies met a challenge grant from the Aslan Foundation of Knoxville to raise $4 million for the…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is starting a new program beginning this summer to create a Youth Leadership Class…
Volunteers are needed to assist Tremont and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by monitoring birds through bird banding on…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting three free fishing events in early June at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife…
The public is invited to the bird-banding project at Tessentee Preserve in Otto at 8 a.m. June 2.  Participants will…
The Dillsboro River Company will offer free unguided rafting trips down the Tuckaseegee River from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.…
The Jackson County Golf Club has planned its summer schedule, which will include rounds at Mill Creek, Sequoyah National, Bear…
Western Carolina University is offering an online course beginning June 1 on topics related to surviving accidents and dangerous encounters…
The Cradle of Forestry will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” from 10:30 a.m. to…
Robert Coleman won the Kids in the Creek T-shirt design competition and will have his design printed on 785 T-shirts…
The Franklin Open Forum will discuss “Is alternative energy a viable alternative?” at 7 p.m. on June 6 at the…
Mast General Store and the Appalachians Highlands Conservancy will celebrate Land Trust Day on June 2 by encouraging customers to…
View the transit of Venus from 5:30 p.m. until sunset Tuesday, June 5, behind the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. The…
I was in the Grandfather District of the Pisgah National Forest the other morning preparing to go to one of…
Richard Baird, a plant pathologist from Mississippi State University, was hard at work one day last week examining mushrooms in…
Ron Rash, Charles Frazier and Wayne Caldwell will be among a group of southern writers to speak at the Summer…
UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program is offering “A Feast of Memories,” a course in Waynesville that will help local…
In his Foreword to Robert Hartwell Fiske’s The Best Words (ISBN 978-193333882-8, $14.94), Richard Lederer reminds us of Mark Twain’s…
Folkmoot USA has changed the date of its popular International Festival Day celebration to July 21. The event will take…
Since it is the 150th anniversary of Civil War, the Waynesville library has decided to make the momentous war the…
The world premiere of Outlander, a play written by Gary Carden of Sylva and Horace Frank Lee of Bryson City,…
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