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Additional events

• Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public. www.balsamfallsbrewing.com. 

• Elevated Mountain Distilling Company will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. www.elevatedmountain.com. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. www.froglevelbrewing.com.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host David Flowers Jan. 16, The Waymores Jan. 23 and Anna Victoria 3 p.m. Jan. 24. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Shane Meade Jan. 16 and The Waymores Jan. 22. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. www.nantahalabrewing.com.

• The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville will hold its annual meeting via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. The meeting is open to the public. If you wish to attend, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the login information. 

• The “New Year’s Market” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Canton Armory at 71 Penland Street. Over 30 vendors and food available onsite. Handmade crafts, wall art, native crafts, woodworking items, chakra healing, and much more. 

• There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075. 

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