Have you ever heard anyone say that there is nothing to do in Haywood County during the winter months? Well, at least in my opinion, they are wrong! There is so much to do in the coming weeks that it is going to take at least two blog posts this week to cover it all!
I’ve posted some events today. I was trying to get everything in one post but it was getting way too long – I didn’t even want to finish it! So look out tomorrow for another post. And as always, if you have events not listed, send me a message or comment on the blog with the details. Thanks and have a great day!
Cataloochee Ski Area has ongoing programs for skiers of all levels from beginners to the most advanced. There are also snowboarding programs for all levels. The CAT Adult Challenge Cup Race Series is on Thursday nights. Registration is at 6pm, racing starts at 7pm. On Sundays, there is NASTAR public racing at the CAT with registration beginning at 11am. Everyone can participate, helmets and goggles are required. Alley Cat Racing Trail will be closed from 12 noon until 4pm for racing on Sunday. You can check out their website for more information at www.cataloochee.com
Smoky Mountain Sk8way has skating, wall climbing and fun and games galore! There regular schedule is Wednesday Night 6-9pm; Fridays 6-11pm; Saturday day session 11-6pm and night session 6-11pm; Sunday 1-6pm. They are always open for school or church events as long as there are 30 people or more scheduled to attend. You can call 828-246-9124 for more information.
January 9 through January 17
Ms. Arty Pants has events and activities just for you! They do ask that you call or text to register so that materials can be available for your art experience. January 9 Open Paint After school 330 to 530; January 10 Open Paint; January 12 Midnight Paint 10p to 12a; January 15 Toddler Tuesday; January 16 Morning Open Paint 9a to 11a and After School Open Paint 330 to 530; January 17 Open Paint 7p to 9p. The number to call or text to register or for more details is 828-400-6232.
Smoky Mountain Cinema has announced that “Les Miserables”, “Lincoln”, and “The Guilt Trip” will all start showing on Friday, January 11th! Show times and the complete lineup can be found by calling 828-452-9091.
The Canton Armory will be the site for the an indoor “Pickin’ in the Park”! This event is scheduled to be held twice monthly until it can once again be held outside. This session will have the Lisa Price Band and the Dixie Darlings and the Mountain Traditions Square Dance teams. Call Carroll Nelson at 828-648-2287. The event is free and open to the public.
The Pisgah Promenade Square Dance Club will hold a snowflake dance from 645 until 845 pm at the Old Armory Recreation Center on Boundary Street in Waynesville.
Inspired Art Ministry First Baptist Church sessions start January 14. Classes will be offered in: Photography with Ed Kelley; Children’s Art with Jo Ridge Kelley; Adult drawing and painting with Char Avrunin. Call 828-456-9197 for more information.
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual elected officials reception on January 15 beginning at 530pm at Laurel Ridge Country Club. There is a $10 registration fee. Call 828-456-3021 for details.
Voices in the Laurel is having auditions for new youth singers from area counties in grades 1-12 on Tuesday January 15th in Waynesville including a new ensemble featuring changed male voices! For more information or an audition appointment, please call (828) 734-8413. www.voicesinthelaurel.org
January 16 through February 9
The Haywood County Arts Council will host an exhibition entitled Fire and Ice: Pottery, Glass and Metalwork”. Gallery 86 on North Main Street in Waynesville is open 10am until 5pm Monday through Saturday. There will be an artist reception on Friday January 25 from 6-8pm. You can find more details at www.haywoodarts.org or on their Facebook page.
MLK Holiday Weekend will begin with a pride march that starts at Harris Chapel AME Zion Church on Prospect Street in Canton. The march will be followed by the showing of the movie “Skin” at the Colonial Theatre. The movie will be shown for free at 1pm and again at 6pm. Call 828-646-0125 for more details.
MLK Holiday Commemorative Service will be held at 3pm at the Church of God of Prophecy in Canton. Call 828-646-0125 for more details.
MLK Holiday Prayer Breakfast will be held at Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska Assembly. Breakfast begins at 8am. Tickets are available for sale at the Bethea Welcome Center. Call 828-646-0125 for more details.
Altrusa Annual Soup and Cornbread. The funds raised from this event go to scholarships for Haywood county students. Each year Altrusa awards about $8000 in scholarships and all these monies come from the sales at the Soup and Cornbread. The event is Tuesday January 22nd. Tickets are $8.00. Visit www.waynesvillealtrusa.org for more information.
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals will be hosting their first professional development event of the new year on January 24 at 8am at Bethea Welcome Center. Contact the Chamber or join them on Facebook for more details. Andrew Sanderbeck of People Connect Institute will be the guest speaker.
The Blue Ridge Bridal Event will be held at Lake Junaluska Assembly. The event is being presented by the Mountaineer Publishing Company. Vendor spaces are still available by calling 828-452-0661 x125 or x129.