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There is so much going on these days! I’ve been busy just keeping up with all the events and activities for kids and families. I know I’ll miss some but I’m going to keep adding items to the list so if you notice an oversight, just send me the information so I can post it here and on Facebook.
So here I go with a list of some of the events happening around the community:
November 30 through December 1 Mud Dabbers Holiday Open House in Balsam NC. Free mugs and refreshments to visitors while supplies last. Brad and Grandpa John have been making mugs for weeks now so they will have enough. I went out last Saturday night to help with cleaning and prepping. There are some great pieces available at very reasonable prices. The glaze colors have expanded a bit but the favorites are still there to complete your collections. Hours are 10 am until 6 pm on Friday and Saturday, noon until 6 on Sunday.
December 1 at 7pm Appalachian Christmas celebration at HART Theatre hosted by the Museum of NC Handicrafts at the Shelton House. Music by the Trantham Family and Rob and Anne Lough along with refreshments. Tickets are available at several local shops and at the door. Call Curator Jackie Stephens at 828-456-5384 or check out www.sheltonhouse.org for more information.
Gretchen Clasby will be hosting her Cedar Hill Studio Back Door sale Saturday December 1 and Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8 from 10 am until 5pm. Gretchen always has new goodies and old favorites available for purchase on these special days. Stop in to pick up your 2013 Son Shine Promises calendars.
Everybody loves a parade! In Haywood County we have three times the love because we have 3 parades! Maggie Valley is host to the first parade on Saturday December 1 at 6pm. The parade starts at the Ghost Town parking lot and ends at the Festival Grounds. Park all along Soco Road to catch a great view of the parade. Waynesville is next in line with a parade on Monday December 3 at 6. The parade starts at the corner of Main and Walnut Street (Presbyterian Church/ Badcock corner) and ends at Bogart’s. Many of the shops and restaurants will be open before and after the parade. Canton will be host to the final parade this year on Thursday December 6 at 6.
Canton will be busy on Saturday December 1. The Papertown Craft Fair will be at the Armory and the Owll Produce craft fair will be going on at the same time.
The annual Live Nativity Scene at 3rd Generation Barn and Loft will be Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2.
Balsam Range will be in Canton on December 1 at the Colonial Theatre with Shawn Camp. Tickets are available by calling 828-235-2760. This is the first in their winter concert series held each year in Western North Carolina.
The Waynesville Farmers Market has moved indoors for a little while longer. Saturday morning will be the at the Indoor Market at the Shelton House Barn – just beside the parking lot where the event is held in warmer weather. There will be a wide seafood selection this Saturday. You can check their Facebook page to get details.
Sunday December 2 is the annual Canton Christmas Tour of Homes from 1pm until 6pm. All proceeds from the tour benefit the Canton Miss Labor Day Scholarship Fund. Tickets my be purchased at Polly’s Florist and Gifts on Main Street in Canton or at the door of any of the 8 featured homes on Sunday afternoon. Call 400-0699 for more details.