Month Flat Week Day

Sat. 1 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Sun. 2 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Mon. 3 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Tue. 4 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Wed. 5 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Thu. 6 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Fri. 7 May, 2021

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021 3:00 pm - Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is currently on display at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee through May 7. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Fri. 7 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. 

Plant sale at Central Haywood High School

Fri. 7 May, 2021 9:00 am

The Agriculture, Horticulture, and Natural Resource classes at Central Haywood High School will be having a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, until Saturday, May 8 (except Sunday). Location is the school greenhouse located at 60 Hyder Mountain Road in Clyde. 

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fri. 7 May, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

“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. 

"Clue" by Swain High School

Fri. 7 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 swainhs.seatyourself.biz.

Prophets of Time at Lazy Hiker Brewing

Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host  Prophets of Time May 7. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

Tricia Ann & The Wolfpack at Nantahala Brewing

Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host Tricia Ann & The Wolfpack May 7. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.nantahalabrewing.com.

Build a Terrarium

Fri. 7 May, 2021 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Build a terrarium during a workshop offered 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at 828 Market on Main in Waynesville, $30, with tickets available at www.vivid-event.com.

Semi Crazy Truck Show & Ole Smoky Antique Tractor & Engine Assoc. Show

Fri. 7 May, 2021 6:00 pm - Sat. 8 May, 2021 3:00 pm
Come out to the Smoky Mountain Event Center Friday and Saturday and check out antique tractors, engines, farm equipment, and semi trucks!  Food trucks on site, tractor train rides for the kids, wagon rides, parade of power, and on Friday night a light show from the semi trucks!  Friday from 8 AM - 9 PM (light show at dusk); Saturday from 8 AM - 3 PM.

Echo 13 at Frog Level Brewing

Fri. 7 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Echo 13 May 7. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

Steve Heffner at Mountain Layers Brewing

Fri. 7 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Steve Heffner May 7. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or www.mtnlayersbeer.com. 

Magical Fireflies class at Waynesville Art School

Fri. 7 May, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Magical Fireflies drop-in class at Waynesville Art School will take place 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 7. Ages 8 and older. Registration is required, cost is $25. For more information and to register call 828.246.9869 or visit www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

 

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” at HART

Fri. 7 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.

Sat. 8 May, 2021

“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. 

Semi Crazy Truck Show & Ole Smoky Antique Tractor & Engine Assoc. Show

Fri. 7 May, 2021 6:00 pm - Sat. 8 May, 2021 3:00 pm
Come out to the Smoky Mountain Event Center Friday and Saturday and check out antique tractors, engines, farm equipment, and semi trucks!  Food trucks on site, tractor train rides for the kids, wagon rides, parade of power, and on Friday night a light show from the semi trucks!  Friday from 8 AM - 9 PM (light show at dusk); Saturday from 8 AM - 3 PM.

World Migratory Bird Day Hike

Sat. 8 May, 2021 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a hike offered 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Balsam Mountain Trust. Free. Limited to 10 people. Best suited for adults with some birding experience. Masks and social distancing required. Sign up with Nichole Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.631.1063.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Neighborhood Cleanup

All day

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Neighborhood Cleanup Challenge is seeking volunteers to participate in communities across the state May 8-16. Register at bit.ly/331Qxiu

Frog Fair arts and crafts gathering

Sat. 8 May, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friends of the Greenway (FROG) will host the Frog Fair arts and crafts gathering from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the FROG Quarters, located at 573 East Main Street in Franklin (at the Town Bridge). Over 25 vendors will be onsite. Area musicians will perform throughout the day, with a sitting area also provided. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Sat. 8 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. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family class

All day

The Haywood County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be hosting a virtual Family-to-Family class, beginning Thursday, May 8. For more information about the class, contact Paulette Heck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.335.4631.

FROG Fair

Sat. 8 May, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Franklin’s Friends of the Greenway will hold FROG Fair, a spring arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the town bridge. Stop by FROG Quarters at 573 E. Main Street between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday to sign up as a vendor or buy 50/50 tickets.//This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Earth Day Celebration

Sat. 8 May, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

An Earth Day celebration originally planned for April 24 has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8, at Monteith Park in Dillsboro. More information at www.watrnc.org.

Western North Carolina Woodturners Club

Sat. 8 May, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The May meeting of the Western North Carolina Woodturners Club Inc. will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Bascom in Highlands (323 Franklin Rd). There will be directions on how to get to the wood turning studio. 

Historic Rickman Store open to visitors

Sat. 8 May, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mainspring Conservation Trust and the Friends of the Rickman Store (FORS) invite the community and visitors to the region to visit this historic building every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting May 8. As part of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Rickman Store will continue welcoming musicians for its weekly afternoon jams.  Masks are required indoors but the option of playing outdoors on the porch is available. The Rickman Store is located seven miles north of Franklin by Hwy. NC 28, in the heart of the Cowee-West Mill Historic District, next to the Old Cowee School on 259 Cowee Creek Road. For more information call (828) 369-5595 or visit Friends of the Rickman Store on Facebook.

Pig Roast & Wine Tasting charity event

Sat. 8 May, 2021 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Pig Roast & Wine Tasting” charity event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Bryson City Wine Market. Pork sandwiches, raffle items, local art, and more. All donations to benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund. 

Mother’s Day concert

Sat. 8 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Haywood County Arts Council (Waynesville) will host a Mother’s Day concert with members of the Tuscola High School band from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Gallery & Gifts showroom. Free and open to the public. www.haywoodarts.org.

Handmade Mother's Day Cards at Waynesville Art School

Sat. 8 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Handmade Mother’s Day Cards class at Waynesville Art School will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8.  The class is open to ages four and older. Registration is required, cost is $25. For more information and to register call 828.246.9869 or visit www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Sat. 8 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" by Swain High School

Sat. 8 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 swainhs.seatyourself.biz.

J.J. Hipps at Frog Level Brewing

Sat. 8 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host J.J. Hipps May 8. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

Kate Thomas at Mountain Layers Brewing

Sat. 8 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Kate Thomas May 8. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or www.mtnlayersbeer.com

Outlaw Whiskey at Unplugged pub

Sat. 8 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Mother's Day Concert

Sat. 8 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Haywood County Arts Council (Waynesville) will host a Mother’s Day concert with members of the Tuscola High School band from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Gallery & Gifts showroom. Free and open to the public. www.haywoodarts.org.

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” at HART

Sat. 8 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.

Ashley Hess at SMCPA

Sat. 8 May, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host Ashley Hess (pop/soul) 7:30 p.m. May 8. Admission is $18 per person. For tickets, call 828.524.1598 or www.greatmountainmusic.com

The UpBeats at Unplugged Pub

All day

Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host The UpBeats May 1 and Outlaw Whiskey May 8. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

Explore Panthertown Valley

Sat. 8 May, 2021 9:30 pm - Sun. 9 May, 2021 12:30 am

Explore Panthertown Valley near Cashiers with a 5.6-mile guided hike offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Sign up at bit.ly/2S67xlx.

Sun. 9 May, 2021

“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. 

Explore Panthertown Valley

Sat. 8 May, 2021 9:30 pm - Sun. 9 May, 2021 12:30 am

Explore Panthertown Valley near Cashiers with a 5.6-mile guided hike offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Sign up at bit.ly/2S67xlx.

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” at HART

Sun. 9 May, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

"Clue" at Swain High School

Sun. 9 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 swainhs.seatyourself.biz.

Mon. 10 May, 2021

“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. 

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. www.wncwildernesssafety.org

Social Square Dancing

Mon. 10 May, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

High Mountain Squares will host a series of 12 classes of instruction in Social Square Dancing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the Environmental Resource Building. Vaccines are required to participate.

Square Dancing Classes

Mon. 10 May, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

High Mountain Squares will host a series of 12 classes of instruction in Social Square Dancing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the Environmental Resource Building. Vaccines are required to participate. Call 828-787-2324, 727-599-1440, 706-746-5426 or 828-332-0001 for more information.

Four-on-four soccer league registration

All day

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.

Tue. 11 May, 2021

“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. 

Social media Marketing Summit

Tue. 11 May, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free three-part Social Media Marketing Summit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Regional High Technology Center - Auditorium.  The summit will feature speaker, Martin Brossman. Visit SBC.Haywood.edu or call 828.627.4512 for additional information or to register today. Seating is limited and preregistration is required for attendance.

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. www.wncwildernesssafety.org

Buncombe County Alzheimer's Community Forum

Tue. 11 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, in partnership with AARP Mountain Region, will be hosting the Buncombe County Alzheimer's Community Forum, a community-focused virtual listening session from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 to hear from local area residents. Attendees can participate via video/webinar or through a toll-free number. There is no charge, but registration is required. To sign up, visit tinyurl.com/BuncombeForum or call 1-800-272-3900.

Wed. 12 May, 2021

“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. 

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. www.wncwildernesssafety.org

Dillsboro After Five

All day

“Dillsboro After Five” will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown Dillsboro. Start with a visit to the Jackson County Farmers Market located in the Innovation Station parking lot.

Thu. 13 May, 2021

“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. 

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. www.wncwildernesssafety.org

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Thu. 13 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. 

Open mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 13 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Open Mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 13 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Fri. 14 May, 2021

“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. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Fri. 14 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. 

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fri. 14 May, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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. www.wncwildernesssafety.org

"Clue" at Swain High School

Fri. 14 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 swainhs.seatyourself.biz.

TMJ at Frog Level Brewing

Fri. 14 May, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host TMJ May 14. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

Andrew Thelston Band at Lazy Hiker Brewing

Fri. 14 May, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Andrew Thelston Band (Led Zeppelin tribute set) May 14. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

Bird in Hand at Mountain Layers Brewing

Fri. 14 May, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Bird In Hand May 14. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or www.mtnlayersbeer.com

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 www.glwshows.com

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” at HART

Fri. 14 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.

Sat. 15 May, 2021

“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. 

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. 

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.

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. www.wncwildernesssafety.org

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 swainhs.seatyourself.biz.

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. www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

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 www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

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 www.mtnlayersbeer.com

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, www.coweeschool.org, 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 www.glwshows.com

“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.

Sun. 16 May, 2021

“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. 

“Say Goodnight, Gracie” at HART

Sun. 16 May, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

"Clue" at Swain High School

Sun. 16 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 swainhs.seatyourself.biz.

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 www.glwshows.com

Mon. 17 May, 2021

“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. 

Four-on-four soccer league registration

All day

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.

Tue. 18 May, 2021

“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. 

Wed. 19 May, 2021

“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. 

Dillsboro After Five

All day

“Dillsboro After Five” will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown Dillsboro. Start with a visit to the Jackson County Farmers Market located in the Innovation Station parking lot.

Thu. 20 May, 2021

“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. 

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Thu. 20 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. 

Open mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 20 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Open Mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 20 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Fri. 21 May, 2021

“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. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Fri. 21 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. 

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fri. 21 May, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Ice Cream Factory Art Class at Waynesville Art School

Fri. 21 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ice Cream Factory class will be held at Waynesville Art School from 1-3 p.m. Friday, May 21. The class is open to ages 4 through 8. Registration is required, cost is $25. For more information and to register call 828.246.9869 or visit www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online.

 

Sat. 22 May, 2021

“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. 

Appalachian Button Jamboree

Sat. 22 May, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Western North Carolina Button Club will host the Appalachian Button Jamboree from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa (176 County Club Drive) in Waynesville. The free event is open to the public and will feature buttons for collectors, military enthusiasts, quilters, fiber artists, jewelers and crafters as well as feature a variety of other vintage sewing related items. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Sat. 22 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. 

Waynesville Art School Drop-in Class

Sat. 22 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An Art Class entitles "Your Very Own Secret Place" will be taught at Waynesville Art School from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Ages 6 and up are welcome. Registration is required, cost is $25. For more information and to register call 828.246.9869 or visit www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Sat. 22 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. 

Appalachian Button Jamboree

Sat. 22 May, 2021 6:00 pm - Sun. 23 May, 2021 2:00 am

Jay Brown at The Classic Wineseller

Sat. 22 May, 2021 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Jay Brown (guitar/vocals) 7 p.m. May 22. Reservations required. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com.

Sun. 23 May, 2021

“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. 

Appalachian Button Jamboree

Sat. 22 May, 2021 6:00 pm - Sun. 23 May, 2021 2:00 am

Mon. 24 May, 2021

“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. 

Tue. 25 May, 2021

“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. 

Wed. 26 May, 2021

“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. 

Dillsboro After Five

All day

“Dillsboro After Five” will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown Dillsboro. Start with a visit to the Jackson County Farmers Market located in the Innovation Station parking lot.

Thu. 27 May, 2021

“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. 

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Thu. 27 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. 

Open mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 27 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Open Mic at Balsam Falls Brewing

Thu. 27 May, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Fri. 28 May, 2021

“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. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Fri. 28 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. 

Waynesville Art School Drop-in Class

Fri. 28 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An art class entitles "Milk Carton Town" will be taught at Waynesville Art School from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Ages four and older are welcome. Registration is required, cost is $25. For more information and to register call 828.246.9869 or visit www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online

Sat. 29 May, 2021

“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. 

Farmer’s Market in Bryson City

Sat. 29 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. 

Waynesville Art School Drop-in Class

Sat. 29 May, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An art class entitled "Best Friends (play-doh)" will be taught at Waynesville Art School from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Ages 5 and older are welcome. Registration is required, cost is $25. For more information and to register call 828.246.9869 or visit www.waynesvilleartschool.com/register-online.

Free wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar

Sat. 29 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. 

Sun. 30 May, 2021

“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. 

Mon. 31 May, 2021

“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. 

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