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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 Isaac Corbitt (rock/soul) Nov. 28 and Natti Love Joys (rock/soul) Dec. 5. All shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Natti Love Joys (rock/soul) Dec. 4. All shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Macon County Public Library (Franklin) will host an Open Music Jam with The Vagabonds 2 p.m. Dec. 7. All are welcome to come and play or simply sit and listen. Free and open the public. 828.524.3600. 

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

• Waynesville Yoga Center will host Akitchitay (traditional/indigenous) 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. $20 per person. www.waynesvilleyogacenter.com. 

• Artist demonstrations will be held at the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville. “Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper” with Barbara Brook 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4. “Fiber Baskets” with Sarah Altman 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. “Collage on Wood Panel” with Wendy Cordwell 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12. All demonstrations are free. www.haywoodarts.org. 

• A holiday wreath-making class will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at Ray’s Florist & Greenhouse in Sylva. Cost is $59.95, which includes supplies and light refreshments. A $10 deposit will reserve your spot. www.greatbluefarms.com. 

• The annual “Handmade Holiday Sale,” which is normally held at Western Carolina University, will have its event go virtual this year. Those interested can view and purchase the handmade items by visiting arts.wcu.edu/handmade. 

• The Christmas tree lighting will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at The Village Green in Cashiers. Holiday music, s’mores and more. Visit Santa at the gazebo from 5 to 6 p.m. Free to attend. www.villagegreencashiersnc.com or 828.743.3434.

• “Winter Wonderland Nights” will return at 5 p.m. Nov. 28 in Franklin. Downtown will feature living window displays of the holidays, live sounds of the season outdoors at the gazebo and inside stores, free holiday attractions (weather permitting), refreshments, hot cider, great sales from local merchants, and much more. www.franklin-chamber.com. 

• The annual Franklin Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 29 on Main Street. The theme is “Christmas Together.” The parade floats will line up on Church Street entering Main Street through Town Hall’s parking lot. The parade will continue down Main Street, turning left onto Porter Street at the Lazy Hiker Brewing. Turning left again onto Palmer Street at the red light continuing to the Highlands Road Intersection turning on the Highlands Road and ending at the Flea Market. www.franklin-chamber.com. 

• The annual “Polar Express” train ride is now departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in downtown Bryson City. For a complete listing of departure dates and times, call 800.872.4681 or visit www.gsmr.com. 

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

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