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‘Appalachian Toymaker’ in Bryson City
The Appalachian Toymaker will do craft demonstrations from 4 to 10 p.m. everyday through Dec. 5 at the Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City.
Watch the Toymaker craft Appalachian wooden toys by hand and hear the story of why oranges mean Christmas in the mountains. See and smell frankincense and myrhh while the Toymaker tells the story of the first Christmas, and listen to sleigh bells ring as the story of St. Nicholas is told.
828.488.5705 or www.greatsmokies.com.
Kids holiday workshop, classes at Cowee
Elementary school-age children and their families are invited to Holiday ARTSaturday crafts and music workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec.7, at the Cowee Heritage Center.
All materials for make-and-take projects are provided by the Macon County Arts Council or donated by the community. This year’s projects include evergreen swags, bisque fired ornaments, recycled holiday card baskets, paper poinsettias and garlands, Christmas cookies to decorate, and more. There’s no pre-registration; children should wear play clothes and come for any part of the session. Adults stay with their young children.
828.524.7683 or www.artscouncilofmacon.org.
Luminary display at Angel Medical
Angel Medical Center is putting together a special luminary display, Dec. 6-13, during Franklin’s Winter Wonderland Event.
The cancer ribbon-shaped luminary display will be on the front yard of the hospital on those two evenings. The cancer ribbon Luminarios will be available for purchase for $10 a night. The bags will be inscribed with the name of the loved one being honored or remembered.
The proceeds from the Luminario Display will benefit the new AMC Cancer Center. To purchase a bag, contact Don Capaforte at 828.349.6887 or pick up a form at the reception desk at Angel Medical Center in Franklin.
• The Junaluska Christmas Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Harrell Center in Lake Junaluska.
• Haywood Studio’s annual Holiday Craft Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Creative Arts Building at Haywood Community College. HCC Continuing Education students will sell their work from such mediums as quilting and upholstery. Haywood Studios is the craft club organization for students in the Professional Crafts programs at HCC. Programs are clay, fiber, jewelry and wood.
• The Canton Christmas Craft Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Canton Armory. 828.648.0101.
• The Franklin Chamber of Commerce “Gingerbread House Competition” will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6-13 at Town Hall. Cash prizes awarded to winning entries. Spectators may vote on their favorite gingerbread house for the “People’s Choice” award. 828.524.3161.
• The films “Holiday Inn” and “A Christmas Story” will be screened at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. “Holiday Inn” will be Dec. 6-7, with “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 13-14. All shows begin at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. 828.283.0079 or www.38main.com.
• Learn how to make lip balm, bath salts and foot scrub during a “Natural Body Care Products” class at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Canton Library. The class will be led by Ashley English, local author of several books on a variety of small-scale homesteading topics. All supplies for the class will be provided. Registration is required. Free. 828.648.2924.
• The Stecoah Christmas Arts & Crafts Show will be Dec. 14 at the Stecoah Valley Center in Robbinsville. www.stecoahvalleycenter.com.
• The Jackson County Senior Center will host its annual craft festival from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Department on Aging building in Sylva. Children are invited to enjoy Breakfast With Santa that same morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for children 10 and under. 828.586.4944.