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Webinars help business owners, downtown

Business owners are invited to participate in a three-part series about how to make your business and your community a destination.

Roger Brooks, internationally acclaimed tourism, branding and marketing expert, teaches merchants responsibilities for creating an outstanding downtown and community.

The webinars will begin at 8:30 a.m. May 6, 13 and 20 at the Town of Waynesville Municipal Building 16 South Main Street. Each session lasts about an hour. Coffee and refreshments served.

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


Harris event focuses on allergies, asthma 

An event focused on asthma and allergy awareness will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.

The event is part of a yearlong wellness series called “Tuesdays to Thrive” in partnership with Jackson County Department of Public Health. Dr. William McCann of Allergy Partners of Western North Carolina will provide education about common allergens, treatments and prevention techniques and be available to answer questions. 

www.myharrisregional.com or 828.586.7734.


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. 

www.denimdayusa.org, 828.456.7898 or www.reachofhaywood.org.


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.

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