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Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:31

Visit with Santa in Cashiers Nov. 27

The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association is bringing Santa to the Village Green from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27. Members of GCAMA will be on hand to serve cider and cookies as well as to assist with picture-taking…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:31

WCU students ring in the holidays Rockettes style

Karyn Tomczak, director of Western Carolina University’s dance program and a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette, helps WCU dance students prepare for a Rockettes-inspired holiday show to be performed in the Asheville Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 20. “As…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:30

Celtic band to perform Nov. 20 in Bryson City

The Celtic band Bean Sidhe (ban shee) will perform a concert of traditional Irish and Scottish music at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Immediately following the concert there will…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:29

Hard Candy Christmas returns to WCU Nov. 26-27

A popular post-Thanksgiving arts and crafts tradition will once again fill Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center for two days of holiday fun. The 23rd annual Hard Candy Christmas Fine Art and Craft Show is Nov. 26-27, featuring more than 100…
Songwriter and storyteller Michael Reno Harrell will make what is becoming an annual holiday appearance at Ridge Runner Naturals on Main Street in Waynesville at 8 p.m. on Nov. 27. “This one is always very special,” Harrell says on his…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:28

Making art at ArtSpace

All ages of children at the ArtSpace Charter School in Swannanoa learned about art during a recent two-week artist residency.  Students worked with a western North Carolina artist to create a mobile sculpture that will permanently hang in their school. …
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:27

Christmas Tree auction to benefit KARE

The Kids Advocacy Resource Effort (KARE) will hold its first Festival of Trees fundraising event at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Gateway Club in Waynesville. Festivities begin with a dinner buffet followed by a live auction of uniquely…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:25

Honoring a lost art

By Kristen Davis • Contributing Writer The newest piece of public art in downtown Waynesville — a metal railing that depicts a mountain scene — could have been crafted centuries ago. The artists, Richard Coley and Ben Kastner of Wilmington…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:19

Jazz trumpeter to perform Nov. 30

Trumpet player Scott Harrell will be the featured soloist at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. The concert, part of the WCU School of…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:18

Chance to sing with NewSong up for grabs

A singing contest will be held in Franklin to choose a male youth from 9 to 14 to appear onstage with the contemporary Christian group NewSong. WPFJ’s and Sleep USA will hold auditions at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 at…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:16

Hard Candy Craft Show returns Nov. 26-27

The 23rd Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts show that will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 26-27 at the Ramsey Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Admission is $3 and children are free.…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:14

Silvia Williams to demo at Leapin’ Frog Gallery

Leapin’ Frog Gallery will host local artist Silvia Williams for a one-hour art talk and demonstration on “Experimental Painting” beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2. Williams has been an artist for many years and has recently transitioned from realism…
By Brittney Burns • SMN Intern While preparing Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains marching band for their debut appearance in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade, band director Bob Buckner and wife — band auxiliary coordinator Donna —…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:08

Liars Bench celebrates Christmas Dec. 4

Liars Bench Southern Appalachian variety show to play a “foxfire Christmas” at bookstore The Liars Bench — Western North Carolina’s own Southern Appalachian live variety show — plays City Lights Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, for the…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:07

Franklin concert aims to lift holiday spirits

Parker and Paschal will appear at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 with a show that promises to jump-start your holiday celebrations.   Parker’s June 2003 song “It’s True” — the title song…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:07

Franklin church presents Cantata Dec. 5

An original Christmas Cantata, “It Shall Be Fulfilled,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Franklin.   The cantata includes a narration of the birth of Christ as recorded in the…
Smoky Mountain Living magazine's February/March issue will be dedicated to love — not just in the romantic sense, but for place, work, family, animals, etc. The magazine wants your images and interpretations of love for its photo spread. Submissions should…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:04

Appalachian Christmas at HART Main Theater

The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts at the historic Shelton House is sponsoring an Appalachian Christmas musical event that evokes nostalgic recollections of holiday celebrations evident in early settlements in the Appalachian Mountains. Performed by noted folk and traditional musicians…
The annual Canton Christmas Tour of Homes is from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. The show features six homes and all proceeds will benefit the Canton Miss Labor Day Scholarship Fund. Admission is $12, and children under 12 are…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:01

Small works on display, for sale at Gallery 86

The Haywood County Arts Council’s third annual show of “pint-sized” artwork titled, ”It’s a Small, Small Work 2010” is currently on exhibit at Gallery 86 now through Friday, Dec. 31, in Waynesville. The show provides a unique opportunity to purchase…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:00

Museum plans basket and pottery workshops

Want to make a Cherokee basket or Cherokee pottery bowl for that special Christmas present? Come to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Dec. 11 and create your own white oak basket with plain and dyed splints, or your own…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:00

Craft fair to be held at Haywood fitness center

Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center will host a Craft Fair from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 11. Members can purchase a 6-foot table to display their items for $10. Non-members can purchase a 6-foot…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 20:59

Haywood history, a picture at a time

The Gateway Club in Waynesville is currently hosting an exhibit of the The Haywood Snapshot Project. The exhibit, recently displayed at Haywood Arts Repertory Theater, uses historic photographs to bring Waynesville’s history to life. Images, ranging from an 1886 photograph…
Waynesville Gallery Association presents Art After Dark from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. Take a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and in Frog Level. Festive…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 20:55

Last Sylva After Dark of 2010 is Dec. 3

The next Sylva After Dark will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, in downtown Sylva. This will be the last Sylva After Dark until May 2011.   Some of the events planned for Dec. 23…
The radio version of a classic holiday ghost story, “A Christmas Carol,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. A 30-minute preshow concert will start the evening…
Western Carolina University will host a public presentation and book signing featuring Arthur Anderson, one of the original radio performers of 1938’s “A Christmas Carol,” from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the multipurpose room of Blue Ridge Hall. As…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:19

David Holt to play Dec. 2 at WCU

The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Session Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Dec. 2, with a concert by traditional music icon David Holt and a jam session in which local musicians are invited…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:18

Smoky Mountain Center presents gospel Dec. 3

Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion will perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. The show will include a special appearance by Karen Peck and New River. Multi Grammy nominated Peck and New…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:17

Winter Wonderland is Dec. 3 in Franklin

Franklin’s Winter Wonderland holiday celebration will be held one night only this year from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3 in downtown. Among this year’s new attractions are ice artists Masterpiece Ice Sculptures (MIS). This group of Asheville artists…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:14

Dillsboro lights up December nights

One of the more traditional holiday experiences in Western North Carolina takes place in Dillsboro the first two weekends of December. Each year, this small mountain village is awash in the glow of white paper bag luminaries during the Dillsboro…
It’s by Nature Gallery of Sylva is pleased to announce that the gallery will be hosting a one-man-show during the month of December for Cullowhee watercolor painter Craig Forrest. Forrest has been represented exclusively by the gallery since its opening. This show…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 20:15

Stecoah to host indoor craft show

The annual Christmas in the Mountains Art and Craft Show will be held Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stechoah Valley Center. There will be as many as 20 individual craft vendors in addition to the…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 20:15

Rickman Store plans holiday events Dec. 11

There will be a special holiday celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Rickman Store in Macon County. Potters from the Heritage Arts Program of Southwestern Community College will be at the Store for a…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 20:14

Voices in the Laurel plans Christmas concert

Singers from the internationally acclaimed children’s choir Voices in the Laurel will perform a special Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake Junaluska.  This year’s concert will be entitled “The…
By Joe Hooten • Contributing writer If your family is like mine, we have unspoken rules regarding the amount and duration of holiday music played in our house. The rule is simple: the music comes out the day after Thanksgiving…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 20:11

Great gifts at HCC holiday sale

The Professional Crafts students at Haywood Community College will be selling their exceptional wares at the Holiday Sale Thursday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 10. Located in the Student Center Auditorium, the sale will feature handmade jewelry, woodwork, pottery and…
Martin DeWitt, founding director and curator of the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, has announced his retirement. “I think the timing is right for changes,” said DeWitt, whose career spans more than 30 years in museum administration. He…
Three professors from Western Carolina University who co-edited a work of collected historical writings about the Cherokee will sign copies of the book from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Education and Research Center of the Museum of the…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:03

Marianna Black invites musicians to jam Dec. 16

The Marianna Black Library will hold its next community jam from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. Anyone with a banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle (anything unplugged) is invited to join. Singers are also welcomed or you can come by to…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:02

Oak Ridge Boys to perform in Franklin

The renowned Oak Ridge Boys will play at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center in  Franklin. The Oak Ridge Boys have carved out a huge following with their unmistakable four-part harmony.…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:01

Smoky Mountain Brass to join chorus in concert

The Western Carolina Community Chorus will be joined by The Smoky Mountain Brass and Friends for a gala concert at 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Dec. 17.  The performance will be presented in the Music Recital Hall, located in the…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:00

WCU sponsors dulcimer workshop at Junaluska

The sixth annual Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend, sponsored by Western Carolina University, will be held Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 6-9, at the Terrace Hotel at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. Longtime music educators Elaine and Larry Conger will…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 20:59

Day camps planned for snow days

The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will plan to offer a day camp for children in grades 1 through 5 at the Waynesville Recreation Center on days that school has been cancelled due to snow. The decision will be made…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 20:58

Auditions for ‘You Know’ planned for Dec. 19

The Highlands-Cashiers Players are holding audtions from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 19 and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 for the performance of “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running” by Robert Anderson.…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 20:55

Balsam Range to play Canton’s Colonial Dec. 17

Balsam Range will perform a concert with Tony Rice and Bobby Hicks at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Colonial Theater in Canton. Balsam Range is renowned bluegrass band based in Haywood County whose members include Buddy Melton, Tim…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 20:53

Library contest to feature Lego® creations

The Haywood County Public Library will hold its first ever Lego® construction contest at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29 Youth Services Librarian Carole Dennis had the idea for a Lego® contest partly based on her own children’s interest in the…
In a crowded high-school classroom last Friday, under bright fluorescent lights, a little over 50 people crammed into hard, plastic chairs and desks or stood tucked into corners. A mix of the young and old, students, teachers and adults, they…
Listeners to WWNC-AM can hear a broadcast of the Western Carolina University presentation of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. “We’re looking forward to airing it,” said Brian Hall, director of programming with Clear…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 19:31

‘Saturdays at The Bascom’ Program

In 2011, The Bascom in Highlands will be open year round. In January and February visit us on Fridays and Saturdays and take part in a variety of activities. Spend “Saturdays at The Bascom” and discover Art Cinema. Beginning at…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 19:31

Heinzelmannchen debuts Merry Gnome Christmas Ale

In the tradition of his German heritage, brewmeister Dieter Kuhn of Heinzelmannchen Brewery has crafted a specialty beer for the Christmas season. Heinzelmannchen’s Merry Gnome ale debuted Dec. 17 and will be available at the brewery in downtown Sylva through…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 19:30

Polar Express now departing from Bryson City

The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad’s version of The Polar Express™ will continue running through Dec. 24. The round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special…
A two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter and a Grammy winning singer will host a New Year’s Eve show at the Balsam Mountain Inn that will showcase jazz, folk, blues, Americana and other styles of music. Casey Kelly’s hits include “Soon” (recorded by…
Rush of Fools, a Birmingham-based Christian band, will perform at Lake Junaluska New Year’s Ministries with Young People (MYP) INFUSE Ski celebration for youth on Dec. 31. Local youth and churches are invited to attend the New Year’s concert. Tickets…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 19:24

RTCAR: Enabling artisans to preserve tradition

In the storefront of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, shelves and tables are laden with handmade baskets that shimmer dully with a multitude of brown hues. From deep walnut umber to the blanched eggshell of white oak and the glinting…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:48

Music offers break from winter doldrums

Though most people think the music jams at the Bryson City library are just a summertime thing, they carry on year round — the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone with a guitar,…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:47

Kids to get crafty with wintertime creations

A free ARTSaturday program for elementary school-aged children and their families will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Macon County library. The Macon County Arts Council will provide all materials and instruction for…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will open its 2011 winter Studio Theater Season with a bit of backstage humor and some twists for the audience when “A Life in the Theatre” debuts on Jan. 7.   The comedy by David…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:45

WNC chefs face off at Fire & Ice

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce will host a Western Carolina chef’s competition during the second annual Fire & Ice Winterfest on Jan. 15 at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort. The competition, which will be held from 3:30 – 5:30…
Moonshine will take center stage at the next Liars Bench, a variety show series paying hommage to aspects of Southern Appalachian culture, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. “This show is definitely going to…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:43

Paula Deen cooks up live show at Harrah’s

The cooking star Paula Deen will bring her flare for Southern cooking to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino with a live cooking demonstration at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Paula Deen, widely known as the Queen of Southern home-style cooking, is a…
Everybody loves a classic. At least that’s what the minds behind Franklin’s Overlook Theater Company were banking on when they put together the lineup for their 2011 season. They’ll be putting on shows that embody every definition of the word…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:10

Contra dance in Jackson Jan. 9

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be held at the Barkers Creek Community Building from 3-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. Contra dancing will begin at 3 p.m. There will also be a potluck dinner following the contra dance, starting…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:09

Chocolate lovers, head to Bryson City Feb. 12

The Friends of the Marianna Black Library will host the 4th Annual Chocolate Cook-Off from 2-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Bryson City Presbyterian Church. The Friends are looking for the best chocolate dessert in Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:07

Learn the art of bookmaking Jan. 6

Phyllis Jarvinen of Sylva will demonstrate and teach a mini-workshop on book arts and book binding at the Art League of the Smokies meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, in the lobby of Swain County Center for the…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:38

Learn how to two-step at Diamond K

The Diamond K Dance Ranch in Maggie Valley will hold a Two-Step Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.15. The cost for the workshop is $40 per couple. Everyone must have a partner. To register call Joe…
The Haywood County Arts Council is proud to present Master Cherokee storyteller and historian Lloyd Arneach will perform at the Haywood County Arts Council’s Sunday Concert Series at 3 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Haywood County Library in Waynesville.…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:23

Falling in love with the art of paper cutting

A single piece of paper can bring all sorts of different things to our lives: the excitement of a love letter or the heartbreak of a Dear John, the frustration of a speeding ticket or the accolades of a diploma,…
The first Bascom Winter Barn Dance of the season will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, with music by 4118. Barn dances are held the last Saturday of the month January through March. In January, educators…
While ice carving may seem like a delicate enterprise — a patient art form executed with a well-aimed chisel and a gentle tap from a tack hammer — it’s anything but. When six ice carvers faced off at the Fire…
The Rev. Jamie Washington, social justice educator and president of a Baltimore-based multicultural organizational development firm, will be the keynote speaker for Western Carolina University’s annual celebration in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Founder of…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:38

Winter Thursdays at Blue Ridge Books

It’s easy to get cabin fever during mountain winters, so consider making Thursday evening the night to venture to Blue Ridge Books and News. You can buy a great cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, have some dessert, and…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:37

Audition for ‘Unto These Hills’

The famed Cherokee outdoor drama “Unto These Hills” will hold auditions from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Cherokee Historical Association Business Office located at 564 Tsali Blvd. in Cherokee. Anyone interested in acting, singing and…
The Koresh Dance Company, renowned for its powerful stage presence and high-energy style, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. Koresh was founded in Philadelphia in 1991 by…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:08

Student poets and musicians perform in Haywood

The Haywood County Arts Council will unveil its 2011 schedule of performances and gallery shows at its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 2011. There will be performances by students from the Poetry Out Loud program…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:07

Gallery 262 opens in Frog Level

Frog Level will soon find a new art gallery among its ranks when Gallery 262 opens Friday, Jan. 21. The gallery will feature artists from around the region, exhibiting in a variety of media, from watercolor and acrylic to mixed…
Haywood Arts Regional Theater has extended the run of “A Life in the Theatre” for a second weekend, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23. The show was…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:02

Mountain dulcimer master comes to Franklin

A master dulcimer player will give a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. Michael Shull is a National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, a recording artist and teacher who is well-known across the…
Culinary talent throughout Western North Carolina gathered to compete in a single-elimination culinary skills recipe and preparation contest during the Fire & Ice Winterfest this past weekend. Sweet potatoes, pork tenderloin and Chayote squash were among the ingredients given to…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:35

Holquist and Civic Orchestra to perform Jan. 29

Dr. Robert Holquist will solo with the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the WCU Coulter Recital Hall. Holquist, a bass-baritone, will sing the arias from “Alexander’s Feast,” an oratorio by Handel and Mozart’s…
A program about African Americans in Jackson County will be held at the Jackson County library in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Learn about the contribution of local African Americans, such as Ida Jean Bryson, the first…
Ronnie McDowell, known for his Elvis-infused style of country music, will wow audiences with his smash hits and new creations at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 29. McDowell has charted more than 30 Top 40…
The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Session Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Feb. 3, with a concert by the Freight Hoppers. The performance will be followed by a jam session with local musicians…
Student art is on display by the Haywood County Arts Council at Waynesville’s Gallery 86 through January 29. The exhibit highlights works by 25 students ranging from elementary school to high school who attend Haywood Christian Academy and the Deep/Young…
John Gernandt loves the word tactile. It’s not so much the word, really, as the whole concept. People, he says, love to pet things. It is in our nature. We are, by default, a touchy species. He is saying this…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:45

Winter youth art classes offered at the Bascom

The Bascom is offering winter art classes for kids from pre-school to high school that will keep them busy and engaged, while developing their creativity at every level. The Bascom is open year round. Winter dates are from January 7…
Juggler Mark Nizer will bring a blend of comedy, juggling, music and technology to Western Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, as part of the Galaxy of Stars Series. The winner of the International Juggling Championships, Nizer…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:32

‘The Last Flapper’ stops off in Waynesville

The one-woman show “The Last Flapper” comes to Waynesville’s HART Studio this month, portraying the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, spent the final years of her life in Asheville’s Highland Mental Hospital. She died…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:29

Community Chorus practices Poulenc

The Western Carolina Community Chorus will begin rehearsals of Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. Experienced singers interested in joining the chorus should attend the initial session which will be held in the Western…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:26

Valentine’s brings baking to Frog Level

Valentine’s treats will be cooked up in Frog Level through a community baking event sponsored by the Daydreamz Project and Kids at Work. The baking will take place at Open Door Kitchen at Frog Level in Waynesville from 4 to…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:25

Calling all kids to Valentine’s Storytime

Children’s storytime takes on a Valentine’s theme at the Jackson County Library this month with Valentine stories and a party. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Children are asked to bring 20 valentines with “From: (the Child’s…
The annual Father-Daughter Semi-formal Dance will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the First United Methodist Church in Sylva. It is put on by the Downtown Sylva Association. Fathers and daughters of all ages can enjoy…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:42

A sweet way to show library support

The 4th-annual Chocolate Cook-Off will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Bryson City to raise money for the Marianna Black Library. The Friends of the Marianna Black Library are looking for the best chocolate dessert…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:37

Art and love collide at SweetheART Gallery Show

Celebrate art and love during the Haywood County Arts Council’s February “SweetheART” Show featuring artist couples from Haywood County. The show will run Wednesday, Feb. 2 through Saturday, Feb. 26. A Valentine-themed artist reception will be held on Friday, Feb.…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:32

HART to hold auditions

Auditions will be held for “Shipwrecked,” the latest production of the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 6 and 7, in Waynesville’s Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House. The show is based on…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:31

Guild to offer up knitting know-how

Free knitting classes for both children and adults are ramping up at the Waynesville Public Library, courtesy of the Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild. Classes for children, ages 8 through 12, are forming now, and will meet at the library on…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 20:28

Winter Market dresses up for Valentine’s

A special Valentine’s Market will be held by the Jackson County Winter Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sylva. The market will feature items like strawberry champagne jam,…
Local actress Barbara Bates Smith will bring her one-woman show “The C-Word: A Life-Meets-Art Cancer Story” to St. David’s Episcopal church at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 . “The C-Word: A Life-Meets-Art Cancer Story” is a frank, humorous and poignant…
When Jackson County opens its new library, it will be with a little more than just the usual fanfare. Thanks to the efforts of the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, the occasion will also be marked by a performance of “Smoky…