News in briefWritten by Admin
Community Table to benefit from Empty Bowl fundraiser
An Empty Bowl fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at The Community Table in Dillsboro, located on Central Street next to Sylva Pool and across from Poteet Park.
Tickets cost $20 at the door for your choice of a hand-crafted ceramic bowl generously donated by local potters. Includes choice of soup, bread, and desserts. Enjoy live music by Karen “Sugar” Barnes and David Claxton. Plus, enter to win one of many raffle prizes.
www.communitytable.org or 828.586.6782.
Remembrance service to be held at Lake J
A celebration and remembrance service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Chapel at Lake Junaluska.
The interactive and participatory event will focus on the power felt when grief is shared through celebrating and remembering the lives of loved ones who have died. Through story, music, candle-lighting, and many other activities participants will join together to honor loved ones. Master Cherokee Storyteller Lloyd Arneach will be sharing stories. Participants are invited to bring photographs of their loved ones to place near the candles they will light.
The event is free and open to the public.
Denim Day to raise awareness
Members of the Haywood County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force are urging all community members to “wear jeans with a purpose” on Wednesday, April 29, as a visible means to promote sexual violence prevention and education.
Denim Day in the USA and Haywood County is an annual campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence issues and support survivors of sexual assault as part of recognizing April as being Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
History talk to cover Tennessee Greenway
A talk on the history of the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at Big Bear Shelter by Friends of the Greenway.
Kay Coriell, a charter member of Friends of the Greenway, will be reviewing the development of the Greenway idea, history of its implementation, and Greenway highlights available today.
Hearing to take input on Cullowhee planning standards
Community members with an opinion on the Cullowhee zoning standards will have their last chance to sound off during a public hearing beginning 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee.
For the past two years, the Cullowhee Community Planning Advisory Committee has worked to draft a set of standards guiding community development in Cullowhee, a non-incorporated community that’s been growing rapidly. The committee approved its final version of the standards and zoning map after hearing public input at multiple community meetings and passed the document along to commissioners. The standards have been endorsed by the Jackson County Planning Board, and the Jackson County Commissioners will take a final vote after considering comments delivered at the public hearing.
Registration open for Jackson County T-ball
Sandlot Baseball (instruction-based T-ball) registration is open at the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department April 20 through May 1.
The cost is $25. Registration is limited to the first 15 participants to register in each time slot. Participants must be 5 years old as of May 1, and cannot turn 7 before May 1.
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.
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.