Rain and Snow in the Forecast

Today’s post is brought to you by RAIN!  It has been raining for well over 36 hours at my house.  It is wet.  It is soggy.  It has produced some beautiful waterfalls and water flows that we don’t normally view.  Water can be awe inspiring. It is powerful.  A small drop that falls alone may be ignored, forgotten.  But if that small drop is joined by millions and millions more…..can produce results!


The small creek near my house!

Take note:  our actions are the same as one small drop of rain.  What are your results?

January 15

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

Haywood Community College Small Business Center will be offering a course on writing a business plan.  If you are considering a new business or revamping a current business, writing a business plan is a must.  This is a great course to get started with the basics and to fine tune a plan already in the works.  Contact the Small Business Center for more details.

January 15 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 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.

January 16

Networking at Anthony Wayne’s at the Gateway Club in Downtown Waynesville NC.  Contact Wayne Porter of Monetize Your Vision on Facebook or their website www.monetizeyourvision.com to RSVP or for more details.

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.

January 17

Haywood Community College Small Business Center will be offering a program to teach beginners how to use eBay.  The course will teach the basics of buying and selling.  Contact the Small Business Center for more details and to pre-register.

January 18 thru January 20

Kevin King will be on stage in the Feichter Studio at HART in the adult comedy production of 21A.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 730pm with a Sunday matinee at 3pm.  For ticket information call 828-456-6322 or email harttheater@gmail.com

January 19

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.

The Classic Wineseller and Angelino’s Tapas and Wine Bar will host an evening with Musica Nostra beginning at 7.  The event will include a four course meal, dancing and music.  For reservations or more details call 828-452-6000 or visit www.classicwineseller.com .

Hurley’s Creekside in Maggie Valley will be hosting the CrossRidge Band at 10pm.  Check out their Facebook page or call for more details at 828-926-1566.

January 20

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.

The Haywood County Arts Council Sunday Concert Series for 2013 begins on January 20 at 3pm.  The free event will be held at the Canton Branch of the Haywood County Library in January.  Performing will be Jim Ridd, currently with Coffee Branch Band of Canton.  Call 828-452-0593 or visit www.haywoodarts.org for more details.

January 21

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 Berea Welcome Center.  Call 828-646-0125 for more details.

January 22

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 Community College Small Business Center will be offering a seminar on business start-up issues.  If you are considering a new business venture, this is a great way to look at all the small things that can give you headaches as you start out.

January 24

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.

Haywood County Arts Council Annual Meeting will be held at Gallery 86 in Downtown Waynesville.  Call 828-452-0593 for details.

Haywood Community College Small Business Center will be offering a seminar on eBay for the serious seller.  There will be a second course offered on the same day on setting up a store on eBay.

January 29

Haywood Community College Small Business Center will be offering a seminar on increasing sales.  The course is designed to get salespeople thinking about the sales environment from the customer’s perspective.  There will also be information on recognizing and utilizing verbal and nonverbal cues to increase sales.  Contact the Small Business Center for more information and to register.

February 2

Balsam Range will continue their winter concert series at the Colonial Theatre in Canton.  Missy Raines and the New Hip will be performing with the group.  For information, check out their Facebook page or website or call the ticket office of the Colonial at 828-235-2760.

February 23

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.

March 2

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will be offering Scene Study class with Martin Rader starting March 2, 2013 and lasting eight weeks. The class will be held in the Feichter Studio Theatre on Saturdays from 10:00-1:00. Open to all levels. Enrollment is limited. Please call 828 622-3344 or e-mail mrader@earthlink.net (subject line: HART acting class) to reserve a space.


Smoky Mountain Cinema is open seven days a week showing first run movies.  Monday thru Thursday showings are at 6:50pm.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday times vary based on the length of the movies currently playing.  This week “Les Miserables”, “Lincoln”, and “The Guilt Trip” will be showing.  Show times and the complete lineup can be found by calling 828-452-9091.

Smoky Mountain Sk8way has skating, wall climbing and fun and games galore!  There regular schedule is Tuesday Afternoon Home School Skate 1-4pm; 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.

Smoky Mountain Jumphouse is open Monday from 10am until 2pm; Wednesday and Thursday from 10am until 5pm; and Friday and Saturday from 10am until 6pm on Muse Drive in Waynesville.  (This is above Thad Wood Auction House in west Waynesville, past exit 98).  These are open jump times but they also have times for private jump parties on Sunday afternoons and later on Saturday nights.  There is a party room available for rental with a group jump rate at all times the Jumphouse is open to the public.  On out-of-school days, the Smoky Mountain Jumphouse will sometimes have special hours available.  Call 828-734-8647 or check out their Facebook page for more information.

Hurley’s Creekside in Maggie Valley has DJ Side 3 every Friday night.

The Classic Wineseller on the corner of Church and Main Streets in Waynesville continues their Friday Night Live events.

Tipping Point Tavern in Downtown Waynesville has a weekly Trivia Night at 730pm on Wednesdays.  Call 828-246-9230 or visit www.tippingpointtavern.com for more details.


Wall Street Wines will be hosting a winemaking class in the near future.  Reservations and prepayment are required.  Call 828-450-6399 or visit www.jaspercarrot.net for more detailed information.

The Haywood County Arts Council currently has three opportunities available for local artists.  Check our their website for descriptions of the three calls for artists at www.haywoodarts.org

January through March 31

The Canton Branch of the Haywood County Public Library will be hosting an artist exhibition for Laurel Tewes.  The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular library hours.  This exhibit space is made available by the Haywood County Arts Council.

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.  Call Carroll Nelson at 828-648-2287.  The event is free and open to the public.

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 They have lots of SNOW!

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