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Early Swain settlers program is April 2 

“Land and the Early Settlers of Swain County: Who Lived Where and Where They Went” will be the program presented by Mary Wachacha at the Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the SCGHS Library, 200 Main St., Bryson City. Networking and refreshments after the presentation.

 

Athletes prepare for annual Senior Games

The 32nd annual Haywood County Senior Games will be held April 21 to May 21.

Registration is open through April 10, at the Haywood County Recreation & Parks office located at 63 Elmwood Way, Suite B in Waynesville. Participants get the opportunity to compete in a variety of athletic events like shuffleboard, cornhole, pickleball, horseshoes, bowling and track and field events. 

Registration is $10. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast at the Opening Ceremony and AARP Ice Cream Social on April 29.  

828.452.6789 or www.haywoodnc.net.

 

International Festival set for April 8 at WCU

The 36th annual International Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee to celebrate the diverse cultures and traditions of its international student population.

The festival is designed to foster cultural awareness, appreciation and understanding of the world’s diversity through music, food, dance, art and crafts.

828.227.7494.

 

Summer day camp available in Cullowhee 

A summer day camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 to Aug. 7 at Cullowhee United Methodist Church for children ages 6-11 and preschool students ages 2-5.

The cost of the elementary program will be $650 for the summer, $95 per week or $25 per day. The cost of the preschool program is $800 for the summer, $95 per week or $25 per day.

Register by calling 828.293.9215 or visit www.cullowheeumc.org/summer-camp-2015.

 

SCC offers post-retirement life seminar

A workshop will be held starting April 9 at Southwestern Community College in Webster to help retirees develop a plan for the new chapter in their lives.

Entitled “Shifting Gears To Your Life & Work After Retirement,” the seminar will provide tips for post-retirement life. Deborah Aiton, who spent 40 years as a registered nurse, will be the instructor.

The class meets from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays through April 23. Cost is $65. 

Register at www.southwesterncc.edu.

828.339.4497 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Learn the science of beer

 A conference on the fermentation of beer will be held Thursday, April 9 at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.

The biannual “Molecules in the Mountains” conference, part of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s “Science in the Mountains” series, will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Ray Daniels of the Siebel Institute of Technology and the Cicerone Certification Program. Daniels is an expert in the brewing industry and has extensive experience in the formulation of recipes for brewing beer. Free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register by April 2. 

moleculesinthemountains.weebly.com.

 

Seniors prepare for annual Senior Games

The 32nd annual Haywood County Senior Games will be held April 21 – May 21 throughout the county.

Registration is open through April 10, at the Haywood County Recreation & Parks office located at 63 Elmwood Way, Suite B in Waynesville. Participants get the opportunity to compete in a variety of athletic events, including shuffleboard, cornhole, pickleball, horseshoes, bowling and track and field events. 

Registration is $10. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast at the Opening Ceremony and AARP Ice Cream Social on April 29.  

828.452.6789 or www.haywoodnc.net.

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