Month Flat Week Day

Haywood Parks and Rec Hikes

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Every 4 Days until May 16, 2021

Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department will lead a hard, 9.2-mile hike on Wednesday, May 12, on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Waterrock Knob to Soco Gap, gaining nearly 1,000 feet in elevation along the way. On Sunday, May 16, the department will lead an easy 2-mile hike will offer a leisurely meander along Campbell Creek. Hikes are $10 apiece, paid at registration. Space is limited. Call 828.452.6789 to sign up. 

Where We Live: History, Nature and Culture

Monday, May 17, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This event does not repeat

After a year suspension, the lecture series, “Where We Live: History, Nature, and Culture” will resume on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center, 51 Cowee Church Rd., with a lecture on Ramps in Southern Appalachians. The series will continue the third Monday of each month thereafter. 

Four-on-four soccer league registration

Monday, May 17, 2021
Every Week until May 17, 2021

Registration for four-on-four soccer leagues in Cullowhee and Cashiers will be open throughout the month of May. The league is open to ages 14 and up, with a limit of eight teams per week. Games will start the week of June 14 and will be played Tuesday nights in Cashiers and Thursday nights in Cullowhee. Per-team fee is $200. Register at www.rec.jacksonnc.org.

Sign up for sandlot baseball

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Every 3 Days until May 30, 2021

Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Fee is $25. www.rec.jacksonnc.org

Volunteer Trail Workdays

Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until June 25, 2021

A series of volunteer workdays are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, with sites in North Carolina on May 13, 20 and 27 and in Tennessee June 10, 17 and 24. In addition, a special opportunity will take place in North Carolina Saturday, June 5, in honor of National Trails Day. Space limited. Register with Adam Monroe at 828.497.1949.

Climate Change Series

Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

MountainTrue will offer a four-part climate change series exploring the impacts of climate change on the communities and ecology of the Southern Blue Ridge will stream on YouTube at bit.ly/3skxZnO. One session is already available, pcoming sessions include 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 20, and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. 

Climate Conversations at Highlands Biological Foundation

Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until June 04, 2021

A series of Climate Conversations at the Highlands Biological Foundation will be available at 6 p.m. on Thursdays May 20 - June 3, via Zoom. Sessions are free, but registration is required at www.highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2623. 

Sign up for sandlot baseball

Friday, May 21, 2021
Every 3 Days until May 30, 2021

Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Fee is $25. www.rec.jacksonnc.org

Fly Fishing Lessons

Friday, May 21, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Week until May 21, 2021

A series of beginning fly fishing lessons starts this week at Lake Junalulska, scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, May 7, 14 and 21, with a Saturday field trip to the West Fork of the Pigeon River May 22.  Cost is $10, with no fishing license required. Loaner rods are available. Register with Ian Smith at 828.452,6789 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hike & Identify Native Trees

Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Learn to identify native trees and woody plants during a 5-mile hike 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in the Sunburst area of the Pisgah National Forest in Haywood County. The group will meet at the picnic tables behind Jukebox junction in Bethel. Hikers should be prepared to hike through mud and several small streams, and bring their own food and water. Social distancing will be observed, and space is limited to 13. No pets. Free for HWA members and $5 for nonmembers. RSVP to Christine O’Brien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.476.4667, ext. 11. 

Sign up for sandlot baseball

Monday, May 24, 2021
Every 3 Days until May 30, 2021

Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Fee is $25. www.rec.jacksonnc.org

Sign up for sandlot baseball

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Every 3 Days until May 30, 2021

Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Fee is $25. www.rec.jacksonnc.org

Volunteer Trail Workdays

Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until June 25, 2021

A series of volunteer workdays are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, with sites in North Carolina on May 13, 20 and 27 and in Tennessee June 10, 17 and 24. In addition, a special opportunity will take place in North Carolina Saturday, June 5, in honor of National Trails Day. Space limited. Register with Adam Monroe at 828.497.1949.

Climate Conversations at Highlands Biological Foundation

Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until June 04, 2021

A series of Climate Conversations at the Highlands Biological Foundation will be available at 6 p.m. on Thursdays May 20 - June 3, via Zoom. Sessions are free, but registration is required at www.highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2623. 

Sign up for sandlot baseball

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Every 3 Days until May 30, 2021

Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Fee is $25. www.rec.jacksonnc.org

Volunteer Trail Workdays

Thursday, June 03, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until June 25, 2021

A series of volunteer workdays are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, with sites in North Carolina on May 13, 20 and 27 and in Tennessee June 10, 17 and 24. In addition, a special opportunity will take place in North Carolina Saturday, June 5, in honor of National Trails Day. Space limited. Register with Adam Monroe at 828.497.1949.

Climate Conversations at Highlands Biological Foundation

Thursday, June 03, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until June 04, 2021

A series of Climate Conversations at the Highlands Biological Foundation will be available at 6 p.m. on Thursdays May 20 - June 3, via Zoom. Sessions are free, but registration is required at www.highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2623. 

Volunteer Trail Workdays

Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until June 25, 2021

A series of volunteer workdays are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, with sites in North Carolina on May 13, 20 and 27 and in Tennessee June 10, 17 and 24. In addition, a special opportunity will take place in North Carolina Saturday, June 5, in honor of National Trails Day. Space limited. Register with Adam Monroe at 828.497.1949.

Volunteer Trail Workdays

Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every Week until June 25, 2021

A series of volunteer workdays are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, with sites in North Carolina on May 13, 20 and 27 and in Tennessee June 10, 17 and 24. In addition, a special opportunity will take place in North Carolina Saturday, June 5, in honor of National Trails Day. Space limited. Register with Adam Monroe at 828.497.1949.

Juneteenth Journey to Freedom Together 5k

Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

The Juneteenth Journey to Freedom Together 5K and 1K Fun Walk will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Mark Watson Park in Sylva. It is organized by the Jackson County NAACP and will raise money for student scholarships and to bring the Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom Sculpture to Sylva. In addition, a virtual bike ride will be held June 14-19. Cost is $30 for the 5K or bike ride and $20 for the 1K. Register by June 6 at www.jacksonncnaacp.org.

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