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“Celebrating the Flora of the Smoky Mountains” at HCAC

Fri. 7 May, 2021 12:00 pm - Mon. 31 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The exhibit: “Celebrating the Flora of the Smoky Mountains” will run May 7-31 at the HCAC Gallery & Gifts showroom on Main Street in Waynesville. 

Sign up for sandlot baseball

All day

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.

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Sat. 15 May, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and a strolling musician. 

Clean up Allens Creek

Sat. 15 May, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Help clean up Allens Creek in Waynesville 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15. Sign up by May 17 with Christine O’Brien, 828.476.4667, ext. 11, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Strawberry Jam Festival

Sat. 15 May, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

The 21st annual Strawberry Jam festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Darnell Farms in Bryson City. The Darnell family celebrates their locally grown strawberry crop. Enjoy local music, local food, fresh fruits and vegetables, craft vendors, plow demonstrations, childrens play area, hayrides, fishing, camping, and much more. Admission is free. Donations accepted for the upkeep and maintenance of the farm. For more information, call 828.488.2376.

Ron Hunnicutt exhibit at Macon County Public Library

Sat. 15 May, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

“Faces,” an exhibit of drawings by the late Ron Hunnicutt, who passed away in February, will be held May 15 through the end of June at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. The public is invited to an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the library. 828.524.3600.

Intro to canoeing and paddle boarding

Sat. 15 May, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Outdoor Mission Community will provide an introduction to canoeing and paddle boarding free of charge at Lake Junaluska 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Bring a lunch and swimming clothes — boats and lifejackets will be provided. Sign up at or call Jamie Shackelford at 336.583.9932.

Fundraiser for Wilderness Rescue Crews at Frog Level Brewing

All day

A nonprofit supporting wilderness rescue crews in Western North Carolina will hold a fundraiser next week in conjunction with Frog Level Brewery in Waynesville. From May 10-15, $1 for every 7 Clans Blonde Ale draft purchased will go toward the WNC Wilderness Safety Fund. Those who wish to learn more about the organization can stop by an information table that will be set up May 14-15.

Appalachian Dowsers Webinar

Sat. 15 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Appalachian Dowsers will host a Free Zoom Webinar from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Learn more about dowsing during this webinar from master dowser and former national president Roxanne Louise of Virginia who will be offering a talk about “Creepy Energies through Dowsing”. Visit for more information and access code.

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Sat. 15 May, 2021 2:08 pm - 3:08 pm

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. 

"Clue" at Swain High School

Sat. 15 May, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The comedy mystery “Clue” will hit the stage at 7 p.m. May 7-8 and 14-15, and 2:30 p.m. May 9 and 16. Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Clue” is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. Advance tickets may be purchased online at

Joey Fortner at Frog Level Brewing

Sat. 15 May, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Joey Fortner May 15. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

Andrew Thelston Band at Lazy Hiker Brewing

Sat. 15 May, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Andrew Thelston Band (Led Zeppelin tribute set) May 15. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on

Shane Meade at Mountain Layers Brewing

Sat. 15 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Shane Meade May 15. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or

Mountain Heart at Historic Cowee School

Sat. 15 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Historic Cowee School (Franklin) will host Mountain Heart (bluegrass/jam) on the lawn at 7 p.m. May 15. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-16. Under age 6 free. Rain or shine. Tickets available at the Franklin Chamber,, or at the door.

G&LW Wholesale Gem Show

All day

“G&LW Wholesale Gem Show” will be held May 14-16 in Franklin. The trade shows are produced in many major trade centers across the United States for the convenience of wholesale buyers. For the past 43 years, G&LW’s multiple show venues have been, and continue to be, a top gem and mineral buyer destination. 601.879.8832 or

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” at HART

Sat. 15 May, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Starring Pasquale LaCorte as George Burns, “Say Goodnight, Gracie” will be held over for more performances following a high demand for tickets. The production will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 7-8 and 14-15, and 2 p.m. May 9 and 16 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. To make reservations, call the HART Box office at 828.456.6322.

Carolina Freightshakers at Unplugged Pub

Sat. 15 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host Carolina Freightshakers May 15. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

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