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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

Regional Calendar

Community Events & Announcements  

• Oconaluftee Indian Village, which replicates 18th-century Cherokee Life, is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Oct. 17 in Cherokee. More info at visitcherokeenc.com.

• Spring rabies clinics will be held throughout Haywood County from 5-6:30 p.m. this week. Locations are as follows: May 20 at Hazelwood Elementary; May 21 at Riverbend Elementary School; and May 22 at Jonathan Valley Elementary School. $9 per vaccine. 456.5338 or 452.6682 or visit www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/rabies.

• A Taste of Local event will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on May 21 at the Waynesville Ingles Stores.   

• A community day at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 22 in Bryson City. Music, free lunch, engine tours, raffles, free admission to museum and free dogwood tree seedlings.

• A public art dedication featuring a piece entitled “La Femme” will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 22 at the intersection of Wall and North Main Streets in Waynesville. Public invited; light refreshments will be served. Ann Melton at 452.2500.

• The Historic Tax Credit Tour of historical buildings in Sylva will take place starting at 1 p.m. on May 22 with N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kulttz, Sylva Mayor Maurice Moody and other elected leaders. Tour starts at Jackson County Public Library Atrium.

• American Legion Post 104 will provide a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at noon on May 25 at the Veterans Memorial Fountain located at the foot of the Old Jackson County Court House. All Jackson County veterans deceased since Memorial Day 2014 will be listed in the program and will be honored in a solemn Post Everlasting ritual that will conclude the ceremony as Taps is played.
• The Fines Creek Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual budget hearing at 7 p.m. May 28 at the fire station in Clyde. Public input is welcome. 

• Bingo will be held at 5:45 p.m. every Thursday from May 28-Sept. 3 in the pavilion next to Maggie Valley Town Hall. $50 coverall prize each week.  Beverly Stone at 926.7630.

 

Business & Education  

• “Business Owner’s Roundtable: SEO Demystified” will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. on May 20 through Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center. Sbc.haywood.edu or 627.4512.

• A basic Internet class will be offered at 5:45 p.m. on May 20 at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. Free. Register or get more info at 586.2016.  

• A celebration of Haywood Family Eye Care’s renovated space is set for 11 a.m. on May 21 in Waynesville. 

• An Open House and Franklin Chamber Mingle is set for 5-7 p.m. on May 21 at the Franklin Health & Fitness Center. Door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, membership specials, complimentary massages. RSVP to 524.3161.

• A red ribbon cutting and open house celebration for Recaptured Charm is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 23 at Shoppes on the Green in Cashiers. Food, drinks and entertainment.

• The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College offers a free seminar titled “Sell Like an Entrepreneur” from 6-9 p.m. on May 26 in HCC’s auditorium.   Visit sbc.haywood.edu or call 627.4512.

 

Fundraisers and Benefits 

• Relay for Life of Franklin hot dog lunch and bake sale is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 22 at State Farm Insurance in Franklin.  

• Ducks on the Tuck, the primary fundraiser for New Century Scholars, is set for 1 p.m. on May 23 at Riverfront Park in Bryson City. Adopt a rubber duck for $5 or six for $25; first duck to cross finish line wins a 50-inch flat screen Insignia TV. Other prizes include rafting and zipline tickets and other gift certificates.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 339.4227.

• A yard sale to benefit the Beaverdam Community Center is scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 23 in Canton. Inside spaces are $10 each; outside spaces are $5 apiece. 648.0002.

• Fourth-annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, a fundraiser for United Christian Ministries, is set for Saturday, May 23, at Sylva First Baptist Church Mission and Fellowship Center. Tickets are $15 each and on sale now at Krismart Fashions. 586.6144.

• Earthquake relief fundraisers for Nepal featuring magic by Professor Whizzpop are scheduled for May 24 at Jack the Dipper’s ice cream shops in Waynesville and Sylva. The Sylva store’s show is at 2 p.m.; Waynesville’s is at 4 p.m. Jack the Dipper will donate 10 percent of the day’s ice cream sales to the cause. Dana Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Canton Clean-up Day is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 29. Call 648.2363 for info on how to volunteer.

• A yard sale is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 30 at Crabtree United Methodist Church in Clyde to benefit KARE. To donate items contact Jennifer Rowland at 712.4733 or 456.8995.

• Clyde Elementary PTO is selling Asheville Tourists baseball tickets for $6 each through May. This is a discount of $2/adult and $1/child, Tickets can be used at all games except for Thursday games, July 3rd and playoff games. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 627-2206.

• Friends of the Library Book Sale Committee needs books for its annual sale on July 23-25. Books can be picked up at your home. Call Sandy Denman at 627.2370.

 

Health Matters 

• A Men’s Night Out program entitled “General Health and Screenings” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 26 in the third-floor video conference room of Angel Medical Center in Franklin. Info: 349.6887 or 349.2426.

• A Ladies Night Out program on the topic of “Don’t Let Arthur In – Arthritis” will be offered at 4 and 6 p.m. on May 26 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin.  

• A Memory Care caregiver education class is set for Tuesdays from 3:30-6 p.m. on May 26-June 30, at the Haywood Senior Resource Center. Sessions are designed to improve caregiver understanding of different aspects of dementia care. Instructor is Dr. Lisa Verges. $85, scholarships available. To register contact MemoryCare at 771.2219 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of World Blood Donor Day from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 3 at Haywood Regional Medical Center Health and Fitness Center in Waynesville.  800.733.2767.

• Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of World Blood Donor Day from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on June 3 at State Employees Credit Union in Franklin.  800.733.2767.

 

Recreation and Fitness 

• Registration is under way for Haywood County Recreation & Parks’ adult summer soccer league, which will have games on Monday and Wednesday evenings from June 8-July 26. Deadline is May 20.  452.6789 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Smoky Mountain High School’s “Mustang Classic” Golf Tournament will be held June 23 at Balsam Mountain Preserve. All proceeds benefit the high school’s athletic department. Hole-in-One contest for a 2015 Ford Mustang sponsored by Andy Shaw Ford. $135 per player; four-man Captain’s Choice format. Adam Phillips (508.2158) or Buddy Parton (507.5066).

 

Political corner

 • Jackson County Board of Commissioners Chair Brian McMahan will be special guest at the upcoming annual legislative breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on May 21 at the Zookeeper Bistro in Cashiers. Hot breakfast buffet is $20 for members of the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce; $25 for nonmembers. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 743.5191.

• The Jackson County Chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring a workshop on “Are You Ready for Voter ID?” from 6-8 p.m. on May 29 in the Jackson County Library’s Community Room. The 90-minute program will be followed by free pizza and soft drinks. Joyce Stratton at 682.478.8839 or Roger Turner at 586.1508.

• Information about new voting laws will be presented by Darlene Azarmi, an organizer for Democracy North Carolina, at 2:30 p.m. on May 30, at Jones Temple A.M.E. Zion in Waynesville. 400.5475.

 

The Spiritual Side 

 • A blend of contemporary and traditional worship traditions will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on May 31 at First United Methodist Church in Sylva. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. 586.2358.

 

Senior activities

• A class on Excel will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. each Wednesday till May 27 at Haywood Senior Resource Center.

 

Kids & Families   

 • A series of swim classes for children ranging from ages six months to teens will be offered through Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education on weekdays in the late spring and summer in the Reid Gymnasium Pool in Cullowhee. For help determining appropriate swim groups, parents can contact Mike Creason at 293.5364. $75 for ages six years and older; $55 for children between six months and five years old.  http://swim.wcu.edu or 227.7397.

• There will be an After-School Art Adventure for children and students from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. May 20 and 24 at The Bascom in Highlands. Free. www.thebascom.org. 

• The Franklin After-School Art Adventure for children and students will be held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. May 20 and 24 at the Uptown Gallery. Free. www.thebascom.org. 

• Free sports physicals are being offered by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital from 3-6 p.m. on May 20 at Swain County High School for Swain High School and Swain Middle School. 586.7934.

• Free sports physicals are being offered by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital from 1-4 p.m. on May 21 at Robbinsville High School’s gym for Robbinsville High School and Robbinsville Middle School. 586.7934.

• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. May 21 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child.  538.2054.

• The Franklin Kid’s Creation Station will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at the        Uptown Gallery. There will also be a station from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at The Bascom in Highlands. www.thebascom.org or 349.4607 (Franklin) or 526.4949 (Highlands).

• Kids on Main festivities will be held from 6-7 p.m. May 23 along Main Street in Waynesville in conjunction with the downtown block party. Shops are sponsoring hands-on activities, balloon twisting, face painting, and a children’s area.   downtownwaynesville.com or 456.3517

• Nature Nuts: Salamanders, a program about local species, is set for 9-11 a.m. on   May 23, at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. For ages 4-7. 877.4423.

• “Eco Explorers: Bird watching,” a program that shows you distinguishing characteristics of birds at backyard feeders and in the woods, is set for 1-3 p.m. on   May 23, at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. For ages 8-13. 877.4423

• Teens Cook! – a Haywood County Public Library program – offers teens the opportunity to learn how to make healthy, tasty snacks at 3:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Waynesville Library, and at 4 p.m. on May 27, at Canton Branch Library. Free.  Sign up by calling 356.2512 (Waynesville) or 648.2924 (Canton). 

• Family Fly Fishing Day, an opportunity to learn the basics of fly-fishing, is from 9 a.m.-noon on May 26 at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. 877.4423. Ages 8 and up.

• Free sports physicals are being offered by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital from 1-5 p.m. on June 2 at Blue Ridge School Gym for Blue Ridge School and Highlands School. 586.7934.

• Stop by the Macon County Public Library to sign up for its summer reading program. Program runs from June 14-Aug. 22.

• A beginning baseball program for 3-4 year olds is offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Thursdays till May 28 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. For info, contact Donald Hummel at 456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Register at the Waynesville Recreation Center.

Kids Camps

• Registration is now under way for a summer basketball camp for boys and girls that is being offered for third through ninth grades at Waynesville Recreation Center. The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, June 29-July 2. $135 for full-day camp; $90 for half-day. $25 deposit required. Register at Waynesville Recreation Center.  Kevin Cantwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Registration for summer camp at Waynesville Parks and Recreation has started. Camp dates are June 8-Aug. 14 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. Camp is from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays except for the week of July 4, when camp meets only four days.  456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A summer volleyball camp will be held for students entering fourth through 12th grades from 9 a.m.-noon from June 15-18 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. Camp director is Amy Mull, Haywood Christian Academy’s head volleyball coach. Cost is $75 for those who register by June 1 or $90 after June 1. For info or to register, contact Mull at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A Summer Day Camp experience for ages 6-to-11 will be offered by Cullowhee United Methodist Church from June 19-Aug. 7. $75 registration fee due by June 19. Program is $650 for the summer, $95 per week or $25 per day. Call 293.9215 or visit  http://www.cullowheeumc.org/summer-camp-2015/. 

• A TetraBrazil Soccer Camp will be offered for Academy, Challenge or Classic Level players from ages 8-15 from June 22-26 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. Half-day camp times are from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. at a cost of $156 per camper. Full-day camp is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at a cost of $208 per camper. $10 late fee for campers registering within 10 days of the start date. Info at 456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Registrations are now being accepted for the 2015 Innovative Basketball Training Summer Camp, which will be taught by longtime coach Derek Thomas from 9 a.m.-noon on July 6-9 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. Thomas was a head coach for 32 years and won 425 games. Cost is $100, or a $50 deposit can reserve a spot. For info, call Thomas at 246.2129. 

• The Swain Soil & Water Conservation District will host a five-day Environmental Summer Camp for rising seventh and eighth graders in Swain County from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on July 20-24. $25 per student. Scholarships available on as-needed basis. Register by contacting Lauren Casey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 488.8803, ext. 101.  

Kids movies

• “Strange Magic” will be screened on May 23 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva.  Free. www.madbatterfoodandfilm.com.

• The film “Dolphin Tale 2” will be screened at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. $5. www.greatmountainmusic.com. 

• “Paddington” will be screened each Saturday in May at noon and 2 p.m. for free at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. www.38main.com or 283.0079.

• Free family movies are shown at 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Disney, Hallmark and other family-oriented movies. 488.3030. 

• Family movie time, 4 p.m. Mondays at Jackson County Public Library. Call for title of movie. 586.2016.

• Family movie time Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. at Albert Carlton, Cashiers Community Library. Call for title. 743.0215.

 

A&E

Festivals and Special Events 

• Maggie Valley Spring Rally Mopars & Hawgs is May 22-24 at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Maggievalleyrallys.com or 336.643.1367.

• Concerts on the Creek will be held from 7-9 p.m. every Friday from May 22-Aug. 28 at Bridge Park in Sylva. Free, open to the public. Donations accepted. Complete concert listing at www.mountainlovers.com. 800.962.1911.

• Satulah Mountain Brewing Company will be the featured brewery at the Blues/Brew/BBQ Festival from 5-9 p.m. on May 23 at the Village Green in Cashiers. visitcashiersvalley.com.

• Blues, Brews & BBQ is set for May 23 at the Village Green Commons in Cashiers. www.visitcashiersvalley.com.

• A Downtown Waynesville Block Party will be held May 23. Kids activities will be scattered along main Street 6-7 p.m., with live music kicking off at 7 p.m. Three stages will feature the 96.5 House Band, Blue Ridge Big Band with big band music, and Travers Brothership soulful blues, rock, funk jazz. downtownwaynesville.com or 456.3517.

• Gourd artists gathering is scheduled for May 28-31 at Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. 

• Discounted advance ticket prices for the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival are available through May 29. Tickets for the three-day event, which is June 4-6 in Cherokee, are $35 for a single day ($40 at gate) or $90 for the entire event ($95 at gate). Children ages 7-13 cost $15 for a day or $45 for three days ($50 at gate). Children under six are free. Tickets available online at www.adamsbluegrass.com. Info: 706.864.7203 or 497.9204.

• Tickets are currently available for Folkmoot USA Festival 2015, which is set for July 16-26, at FolkmootUSA.org. 452.2997.

On Stage & In Concert   

• The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project (bluegrass, soul, reggae, rock n’ roll) performs at 7:45 p.m. on May 21 at the Strand in Waynesville. $10 in advance; $12 at door.

• A musical concert featuring local band Mangas Colorado (rock, outlaw country, bluegrass, folk) is set for 6:30 p.m. on May 21 in the community room of the Jackson County Library. Free. 586.2016.  

• Harrah’s Cherokee will have Boston (classic rock) at 9 p.m. May 22. www.harrahscherokee.com. 

• “Freedom Rocks the Square,” a free concert featuring pop hits of the 1950s-80s, will be held at 7 p.m. on May 22 on the Franklin Town Square gazebo (weather permitting). Music by C-Square. Info: 524.ARTS or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• “Music on the River” concert series will feature A36 band from 7-9 p.m. on May 22 in the riverside area of downtown Cherokee. Free. 800.438.1601, 359.6490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

• An “On Broadway” recital will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 22 at Encore Dance in Sylva. Tickets sold at the door. Cash only. 

• The Smoky Mountain Community Theatre presents its production of “The Carol Burnett Show Skits” at 7:30 p.m. on May 22-24, May 29-31 and June 1 in Bryson City. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 for students from 6-18; free for children under 6. Toby Allman at 488.8227 or 488.8103 or visit www.smctheatre.com.

• Productive Paranoia (folk/bluegrass) will perform as part of Concerts on the Creek from 7-9 p.m. on May 22 at Bridge Park in Sylva. 800.962.1911.

• “Music on the River” concert series will feature Amazing Grace Ministries from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, in the riverside area of downtown Cherokee. Free. 800.438.1601, 359.6490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• An Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on May 23, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Tickets range from $15-25. 866.273.4615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Bogart’s Live Bluegrass/String Band is at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 303 S. Main Street in Waynesville. 452.1313.

• Pickin’ in the Park is from 7-10 p.m. on Fridays at the Canton Rec Park. Free. Cantonnc.com or 648.2363.

• Papertown Country Music & Dance Parlor is from 7-10 p.m. on Saturdays at 61-1/2 Main Street in Canton. $8. 736.8925.

• Raymond Fairchild, John Locust, Freddy Haney, and Danny Blythe playing at Maggie Valley Opry House at 8 p.m. on May 22-23. $12. Raymondfairchild.com or 926.9336.

• Music and Clogging is held from 8-10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at the Stomping Ground at 3116 Soco Road in Maggie Valley. 926.1288.

• Historic Cowee School (Franklin) will have Jonathan Bryd & The Pickup Cowboys (country/blues) at 7 p.m. May 23 as part of their concert series. $15 per person, $75 for a season pass. www.coweeschool.org. 

• Guitarist, singer and songwriter Lee Roy Parnell plays Texas roots-music at 7:30 p.m. on May 24 at the Strand in Waynesville. $35 all seats. 

• “Stranger on a Mule,” Appalachian fiddle music and storytelling with Bruce Greene, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on May 26 at Village Green in Cashiers. Free.

• Sundown (rock) will perform as part of Concerts on the Creek from 7-9 p.m. on May 29 at Bridge Park in Sylva. 800.962.1911.

• “Music on the River” concert series will feature AM SuperStars from 7-9 p.m. on May 29 in the riverside area of downtown Cherokee. Free. 800.438.1601, 359.6490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or contact Frieda Huskey at 359.6492.  

• Singer-songwriter and cellist Shana Tucker will perform genre-blending ChamberSoul™ on May 30 at the Strand in Waynesville. $30 adult, $25 student, $15 child.

• Legendary comedian Jay Leno will perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 30 at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center. Tickets start at $43. Ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.

• Unto These Hills Drama is performed at 7 p.m. every night except Sundays from May 30 through Aug. 15 at the Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee. Laura Blythe at 497.1126.

• Bluegrass groups Lonesome River Band and Mountain Faith will perform in a show starting at 7:30 p.m. on May 30, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Tickets start at $22 each. 866.273.4615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• “Music on the River” concert series will feature John Emil Montagnino from 7-9 p.m. on May 30 in the riverside area of downtown Cherokee. Free. 800.438.1601, 359.6490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Christian music singer Ivan Parker will perform at 7 p.m. on May 31 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Tickets are $15. 866.273.4615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Classic country music legend Merle Haggard will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. on June 6 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

Nightlife   

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night at 8 p.m. on May    20. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo at 8 p.m. on May 21. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will have Watt Tombstone (Americana/folk) May 20 at 9 p.m. 586.2750 or www.nonamesportspub.com. 

• Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will have Lip Sync Battle 6:30 p.m. on May 20. www.rathskellerfranklin.com. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will have Chris Minick (singer-songwriter) May 21 at 6 p.m. 454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com.  

• Karen “Sugar” Barnes and Dave MaGill perform at 7 p.m. on May 22 at City Lights in Sylva.

• Nantahala Brewing (Bryson City) will have Soldier’s Heart (Americana/roots) May 22 at 8:30 p.m.  www.nantahalabrewing.com. 

• Tipping Point Brewing (Waynesville) will have James Stinnett (singer-songwriter) 9 p.m. on May 22.   www.tippingpointtavern.com.
• Big Wesser BBQ (Nantahala Outdoor Center) will have Trees Leave (folk/rock) on May 22 at 6 p.m. www.noc.com. 

• Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will have Louis-Virie Blanche May 22 at 8 p.m.  www.rathskellerfranklin.com. 

• Frank Lee (bluegrass/folk) 6 p.m. May 22 at Andrews Brewing Company.   www.andrewsbrewing.com.

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will have Dirty Soul Revival (rock/blues) May 22 at 9 p.m. 586.2750 or www.nonamesportspub.com.
• Water’n Hole Bar & Grille (Waynesville) will have Tonology (metal/hard rock) May 22 at 9:30 p.m. 

• The Moon & You (cello, guitar, vocals) will perform Americana, folk, pop and originals at 7 p.m. on May 22, at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. For dinner and music reservations, call 452.6000.

• Randy Flack will perform from 7-10 p.m. on May 22 at Fontana Village Resort.

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will have Fish Out of Water (rock/funk) May 22-23. www.theuglydogpub.com. 

• BearWaters Brewing (Waynesville) will have a comedy show at 8 p.m. May 23. www.bwbrewing.com or 246.0602.

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will have Darren & The Buttered Toast (soul/funk) May 23 at 9 p.m. 586.2750 or www.nonamesportspub.com. 

• Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will have Ronnie Evans May 23 at 8 p.m.   www.rathskellerfranklin.com. 

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grille (Waynesville) will have Ginny McAfee (singer-songwriter) May 23 at 9:30 p.m. 

• Mangas Colorado (Americana/bluegrass) at 7 p.m. on May 23 at Andrews Brewing Company. $5.  www.andrewsbrewing.com.

• The Lost Hiker (Highlands) will have Porch 40 (rock/funk) May 23 at 9 p.m.  526.8232 or www.thelosthikerbar.com. 

• Big Wesser BBQ (Nantahala Outdoor Center) will have The Freight Hoppers (Americana/bluegrass) May 23 at 6 p.m. www.noc.com. 

• Joe Cruz (piano, vocals) will perform the music of the Beatles, Elton John and James Taylor on May 23, at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. For dinner and music reservations, call 452.6000.

• Kristen & Her Jumping Jacks perform from 7:30-10 p.m. on May 23 at Fontana Village Resort.

• Big Wesser BBQ (Nantahala Outdoor Center) will have Somebody’s Child (Americana/blues) May 24 at 6 p.m. www.noc.com. 

• Joe Cat performs at 7 p.m. on June 6 at City Lights in Sylva.

• The Stompin’ Ground (Maggie Valley) is now open for live mountain music and dancing at 8 p.m. Saturdays. 926.1288.  

Books & authors 

• Meta Commerse, an instructor at Haywood Community College, will present “The Mending Time” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

• Mary Alice Monroe presents “The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

Classes and Programs   

• The Lens Luggers Photographic Association is having a Field Photography through June 2 at the Waynesville Old Armory Recreation Center in Waynesville. Participants will meet Wednesday mornings and carpool to various locations to take photos of landmarks, wildlife and wildflowers. They’ll meet on Tuesdays to review the images.   $48 per field shoot and $15 per Tuesday. Bob Brytten at 627.0245 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Glass etching, an opportunity to create an affordable gift for yourself or others, is offered from 2-3 p.m. on May 21 at the Waynesville Library Auditorium. Sign-up required: 356.2507.

• Folk Festival Front Porch interviews will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Both showings feature interviews with Sue Waldroop and Fred Stiles. 524.3600. 

• Chair Seat Weaving, an Extension and Community Association group, meets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 21-22 in the Conference Room of the Community Service Center in Sylva. $11 approximate cost, depending on project.  586.4009.

• A glass blowing class entitled “Ruffle Bowl or Plate” with Cole Johnson will meet in 45-minute time slots from 3-8 p.m. on May 22 at Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. $50 per time slot (six available). 631.0271 or JCGEP.org for more info. 

• Local Potter Connie Hogan and local artist Toni Kender will be featured artists for May at Tunnel Mountain Crafts in Dillsboro. Kender will paint small magnets from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Shop is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

• A glassblowing class, “Introduction to Blown Vessels and Basic Cold Working” with John Almaguer, is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on Mondays from May 25-June 15 at Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. $345 per person.  631.0271 or JCGEP.org for more info.

• A glassblowing class entitled “Introduction to Solid Sculpture and Basic Cold Working” with John Almaguer will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 25-June 16 at Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. $345 per person. 631.0271 or JCGEP.org for more info.

• A glass blowing class entitled “Ruffle Bowl or Plate” with Cole Johnson will meet in 45-minute time slots from 3-8 p.m. on May 29 at Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. $50 per time slot (six available). 631.0271 or JCGEP.org for more info.

• A Basic Blacksmithing class with Chelsea Miller is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. $100 per person. 631.0271 or JCGEP.org for more info.

• A Movie Maker class will be held at 11 a.m. on May 28 at the Haywood Senior Resource Center. Instructor is Torrie Murphy.

• The “31” Extension and Community Association group meets at 2 p.m. on May 28 in the Conference Room of Community Service Center in Sylva. 586.4009.

• The Western North Carolina Carvers will hold its monthly meeting from 1:30-4 p.m. on May 31 at Harvest House in Asheville. Free presentation on how to carve the classic ball in a box. Bruce Dalzell at 665.8273 or Brian Greenwood at 684.5442.

• An evening pottery wheel class for beginners will be taught by Hank Shuler and Lydia Patillo from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from June 1-June 25 through the Cowee Pottery School at the Macon County Heritage Center. $150. www.coweepotteryschool.org, 524.7690 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A class on how to hand-build appetizer trays will be taught by Maria Greene from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 2-30 through the Cowee Pottery School at the Macon County Heritage Center. $42. www.coweepotteryschool.org, 524.7690 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Art showings and galleries 

• The Spring Into Summer Craft & Art Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22-23 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. 349.4324.

• The “Countdown to Ecstasy: A Faculty Biennial” art exhibit runs till May 29 in the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University. Featuring professional and studio artwork from WCU faculty members. www.wcu.edu. 

• The 13th annual Shady Ladies’ Quilt Art Show is set for Friday through Sunday, May 29-31, at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, features more than 100 new quilts.  $5 admission benefits Lake Logan Summer Camp program. www.logan.org or Jane Cole at 456.8885. 

• An exhibit commemorating the life of Horace Kephart and his impact on the region is on loan from Western Carolina University for a display in Asheville from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 30 at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources office.

Call for vendors/sponsors

• Participants in the Highlands Motoring Festival 2015, a classic car show, need to contact Steve Mehder by May 25, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336.337.5014. This year’s festival is Saturday, June 13. 

• A “Front Street Arts & Crafts Show” will premiere on June 20 in Dillsboro. Silent auction will benefit Community Table of Sylva. Food and entertainment. Vendors can apply at visit dillsboro.org or www.visitdillsboro.org/specialevents.html. Info: 954.707.2004. 

• Artists of all mediums are invited to participate in the seventh-annual fine art festival set for Oct. 3 in Dillsboro. Regional fine artists and crafters must apply by July 1.  www.visitdillsboro.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 631.0900 or stop by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Food vendors may also download a food application.

• A limited number of arts and crafts vendor spots are available for the 2015 Sweet Corn Festival, set for July 11, at St. Cyprian’s Church in Franklin. 369.6997. 

Film & Screen 

• “American Sniper” will be screened on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and May 23 at 8:30 p.m. at the Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva.  Free. www.madbatterfoodandfilm.com.

• “Songcatcher” will be screened on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva.  Free. www.madbatterfoodandfilm.com.

• “The Gold Rush” starring Charlie Chaplain is set for 2 p.m. on May 22 in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room. Runtime: 1:35. 524.3600.

• “Still Alice” will be shown at 7 p.m. on May 22; as well as at 4 and 7 p.m. on May 23; at 2 on May 24, as well as at 7 p.m. on May 26-27 and May 29 and again on May 30 at 2 p.m. at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. www.38main.com or 283.0079.

•   “Dazed and Confused” will be shown for free at 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in May at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. www.38main.com or 283.0079.

• The documentary “First Language, The Race to Save Cherokee” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on May 28, in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the 57-minute feature. Free. 586.2016.  

• A classic movie will be shown at 2 p.m. every Friday in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room. 524.3600 or www.fontanalib.org/franklin.

• A movie will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the meeting room of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.  For movie title call: 524.3600.

 

Outdoors

• An introduction to fly fishing/lake fishing class is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 20 at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. For ages 12 and up. Must have completed intro to fly fishing or have equivalent experience. 877.4423.

• The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a phenology workshop at 1 p.m. on   May 20, at the Macon County Library in Franklin.

• A bird walk along the Greenway, sponsored by the Franklin Bird Club, is set for May 20. Meet at Salali Lane at 8 a.m. 524.5234.

• Haywood County Pesticide Collection Day is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 20 at Haywood County Extension Center. Dispose of pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer use or need. www.ncagr.com/PDAP. Bill Skelton at 456.3575.

• Memorial Day Tagged Fishing Tournament will be held from May 22-24 at Oconaluftee and Reservation water. Check-in is from 4-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon-2 p.m. on Sunday at the Chamber of Commerce in Cherokee, across from the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. 788.0034 or 554.6110.

• Birding in Gorges State Park, a Highlands Plateau Audubon Society Field Trip, is scheduled for May 23. Free. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Highlands Town Hall parking lot or at 8 a.m. at new Cashiers Rec Center parking lot. 

• An Introduction to Tenkara, a form of traditional Japanese fly-fishing, will be presented by Jason Sparks from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 23, at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. 877.4423. For ages 14 and up.

• “Bogs, Bugs and Beavers,” two guided walks along the Pink Beds Trail, are set for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 23, at the Cradle of Forestry. $5 for adults; kids 15 and under are free. www.cradleofforestry.com or 877.3130.

• Practice fly-fishing skills under the supervision of instructors from 9 a.m.-noon May 25 at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. 877.4423. For ages 12 and up.

• Wings to Soar, a multimedia program on raptors with live birds flying overhead, starts at 7 p.m. on May 26 at the old gym of Highlands School. A Highlands Audubon Society Field Trip. Free.  www.highlandsaudubonsociety.org, 743.9648 or 526.1939.

• Rain barrels are for sale throughout spring for $80.25 each at the USDA Agriculture Service Center in Waynesville. 476.4667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Boating safety courses will be offered by Haywood Community College’s Department of Arts, Sciences and Natural Resources from 6-9:30 p.m. on May 27-28 in Building 3300, Room 3322 in Clyde. More boating safety classes will be held June 17-18 and July 29-30 at HCC. Registration is required at www.ncwildlife.org.

• A bird walk along the Greenway is set for 8 a.m. on May 27. Meet at Macon County Public Library parking area. 524.5234.

• A bird walk in the Walnut Creek area, led by Jim and Ellen Shelton, is set for 8 a.m. May 29.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking area to carpool. 524.5234.

• Heritage Life Skills IV, a weekend of classes in survival skills ranging from archery to food preservation to ham radios, will be held May 29-31 at the Haywood County Fair Grounds. 

• The 12th annual “Salamander Meander” is at 9 p.m. on May 29 at the Highlands Nature Center. Bring a flashlight. $5 per person; for ages 6-up. Advance registration required: Call Patrick Brannon at 526.4123.

• A car birding trip along Rich Gap Road, Highlands Audubon Society Field Trip led by Brock Hutchins, is May 30. Free.  www.highlandsaudubonsociety.org or 526.1939.

• A program on Close-up Outdoor photography is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 30, at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. 877.4423. Ages 14 and up.

• The inaugural Maggie Valley Community Creek Clean is set for 10 a.m. on May 30. Individuals and teams welcome; Trophies awarded for most-interesting pieces of trash found and most trash reclaimed. 926. 0866.

• A river safety and rescue course will be offered by the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on June 3, at the Waynesville Recreation Center and in Dillsboro. Lunch provided. $150 per person. 456.2030 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A river safety and rescue course will be offered by the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2, at the Waynesville Recreation Center. No prerequisites for taking the course. Lunch provided. $170 per person.  456.2030 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Competitive Edge

• A Collier Lilly Ride for Outward Bound will be held on May 24 the last day of the 15th Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville. Riders will complete 8,600 feet of climbing. The ride honors the memory of Lilly, a graduate from the North Carolina Outward Bound School.  www.collierlillyride.racesonline.com.

• The Good Samaritan Cycle 2015, a fund-raising event to benefit the Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County, is scheduled for May 29-31. Teams of four cyclists apiece will ride a combined 427 miles from Murphy to Sylva. 

• Run for the Park 5K run and walk is set for 8 a.m. on May 30 in Highlands. Run starts at the corner of Fifth and Pine Streets. Pre-registration fee is $25 for adults, $20 for students (13 and older) and $10 for 12 and under. Race-day registration costs $35, $30 and $15, respectively. www.active.com or www.webscorer.com . Skip Taylor at 526.4280 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A 5K Open Water Swim is set for July 12 at Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Ga. Register before early season pricing changes on April 1. Register at active.com. Info: 389.6982

 • Early registration is open for the Blue Ridge Breakaway, a multi-distance bike ride set for Aug. 15 in Haywood County. Early bird rates are $41 for the 26-mile route through Aug. 1 and $46 for the 51-, 76- and 106-mile distances.   Blueridgebreakaway.com or 456.3021.

Farm & Garden

• A Greenway Gathering program entitled “Can you Describe your Soil” is set for 10 a.m. on May 21 at FROG Quarters of the Macon Soil and Conservation Service. 

• A workshop on soil-blocking and seed-starting is set for 10 a.m. on May 22 at Dovecote Porch & Gardens in Cashiers. Mary Palmer Dargan will lead the workshop. $25. Participants take home soil blocks ready to grow out and plant in their gardens. Light lunch will be served.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 743.0307.

• Free, hands-on gardening classes will be taught by Master Gardeners at 10 a.m. on     June 1 at the Canton Branch Library. 648.2924.

Farmers Market

• Canton Farmers Market and Heritage Crafts takes place from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday in the municipal parking lot of downtown Canton. 734.9071.

• Haywood Historic Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the parking lot of HART Theatre in Waynesville. 280.1381 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Original Waynesville Tailgate Market is from 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 171 Legion Drive in Waynesville (behind Bogart’s). 456.1830 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Jackson County Farmers Market will be on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon on at its Bridge Park location in Sylva.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org.

• The ‘Whee Farmer’s Market is open from 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday at the corner of the N. Country Club Drive and Stadium View Drive in Cullowhee, behind the entrance to the Village of Forest Hills off Highway 107 across from Western Carolina University. 476.0334

• The Cashiers Tailgate market is open from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays at the United Community Bank on N.C. 107 South. 226.9988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Franklin Farmers Tailgate Market is from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays on East Palmer Street across from Drake Software in Franklin. 349.2049 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

• Swain County Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays at the barn on Island Street in Bryson City. Special Tuesday hours from 5 to 8 p.m. during peak months from June 16 through Sept. 15. 488.3848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Cherokee Farmers Market is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Fridays from July through Oct. 30 at 876 Acquoni Road next to the Easter Band of Cherokee Indians Cooperative Extension Office. Sarah McClellan at 359.6935 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Farmstand at Cherokee Indian Hospital is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays from June through Sept. 24. Nilofer Couture at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hiking Clubs 

• The Nantahala Hiking Club will take a moderate six-mile hike in Panthertown Valley on May 23. 380-foot elevation change.  Mike and Susan Kettles at 743.1079.

• A hike in Graveyard Fields will be led by Haywood Waterways on May 23. Free, open to the public. Meet at Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe at 9 a.m. to carpool; depart sharply at 9:15 a.m. Hike concludes by 1:30 p.m. RSVP by May 20 to Christine O’Brien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 476.4667.

• A half-day, five-mile hike organized by the Carolina Mountain Club is set for May 24. Bev MacDowell at 777.5806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Carolina Mountain Club will have a 10.4-mile hike with a 2,800-foot ascent on   May 24. Jeff McGurk at 864.921.6469 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Carolina Mountain Club will have a 10-mile hike with a 2,500-foot ascent on May 25. Betty Smucker at 231.2190 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Carolina Mountain Club will have a 9.3-mile hike with a 1,800-foot ascent on May 31. Bob Hysko at 243.3630 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .