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Shenanigans Continue for the Holidays

The Christmas festivities and holiday shenanigans continue!  In fact, there are several events today that I want to remind you about so I’m sending this blog post out earlier in the week than usual.  I hope you don’t mind!  Remember to shop local as much as you are able!

I do have cornhole bags available.  If you need certain colors for Christmas presents, please let me know soon.  I may need to go to the production facility to pick them up.  Thanks!

So here I go with a list of some of the events happening around the community:

Canton is the focus of activity in the county today!  Santa will be sitting on the porch at Sid’s on Main in Canton before the Christmas Parade.  This is sponsored by the Canton Business Group. Canton will be host to the final holiday parade this year on starting at 6pm.

Thursday and Friday are also the Haywood Studios OPEN HOUSE!  Haywood Studios is the craft club organization at Haywood Community College.  Studio  Open House hours are December 6 until 8pm and Friday December 7 from 10am until 4pm in the Student Center.  All of the items are created by students at HCC.

HART Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL this holiday season.  Thursday December 6 will be a preview showing used as a fundraising event for Haywood Spay Neuter.  Tickets are $15 for this event and are available by calling 452-1329.  Opening night for the program is Friday December 7 at 730pm with shows on December 8 (730pm), December 9 (3pm), December 15 (2pm and 730pm) and December 16 (3pm).  Tickets are reported to be selling quickly so call to make your reservations at 456-6322 or by use their online ticket booth at www.harttheatre.com

My friends, the Smoky Mountain Model Railroaders have their model trains on exhibit at Lambuth Inn this holiday season.  The exhibit will run through December 20 and is open to the public.  The exhibit will be open during times when meals are served at the Lambuth Inn.  If there are no reservations for a particular meal, the exhibit will not be open.  So if you want to be sure to see it, make a reservation to eat!  Call Sam Hopkins with Smoky Mountain Model Railroaders at 773-9550 for more information.

Gretchen Clasby will be hosting her Cedar Hill Studio Back Door sale 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 on Wall Street in Waynesville to pick up your 2013 Son Shine Promises calendars.

Lake Junaluska Assembly will be hosting Appalachian Christmas this weekend from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon.  The Junaluska Singers will be performing along with Voices in the Laurel.  Call 828-452-2881 for more details and to purchase tickets.  There are 3 unique performances by the Junaluska Singers plus the annual craft show in the Harrell Center.

December 7th is the final Art After Dark at Waynesville Gallery Association members for the 2012 season.  The event starts at 6 on Friday evening.  There will be refreshments, receptions, music and lots of fun at many of the galleries.  In addition, there is Saturday Stroll the next day from 11 am until 3 pm.  A great opportunity to meet many local artists and discuss their work as well as have a great time.  Twigs and Leaves Gallery will be hosting Bill Stecher, pianist on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday.  Studio 262 will be featuring the works of John Fitzgerald and Suzanne Gernandt.  The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will continue its show “It’s a Small Small Work” through the end of the month.  There will be a reception held during Art After Dark for the WNC Blue Ridge Heritage Area artists.  Earthworks Gallery will be featuring River Glass Studios of Canton for the weekend.  Sunburst Market on Montgomery will be hosting a “Sip and Shop” event during the evening.

All three local micro-breweries have special activities for the weekend.  Tipping Point Tavern and Brewery will “tip” things off with special entertainment on December 7th during Art After Dark with Chris Williams. Saturday evening during the A Night Before Christmas event, Paul Cataldo will be playing at Tipping Point.  On Saturday evening, Headwaters Brewing will be hosting an ugly Christmas sweater contest!  Caribbean Cowboys will be playing beginning at 7pm to add to the festivities.  Plus a new brew will be unveiled this evening at Headwaters – something about a Snownado Stout.  Frog Level Brewing will be serving up some of their newest creations.  (Their one year anniversary event is next weekend – more details later!)

Voices in the Laurel will be having their Winter Silent Auction on Saturday December 8 from noon until 5pm at the Harrell Center at Lake Junaluska Assembly.  The Junaluska Christmas Craft Show is the same day in the Harrell Center from 9am until 5pm.  This is a great fundraising event that provides some unique auction items from various shops, galleries, restaurants, and businesses from throughout the community.

Voices in the Laurel and The Junaluska Singers will be performing a holiday concert on Saturday December 8 at Stewart Auditorium at 215 pm.  Ticket information can be obtained by calling 800-222-4930.

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.

December 8 is also one of my favorite events of the year: A Night Before Christmas on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville!  The street is transformed by gorgeous luminaries along with the Christmas lights and decorations of the shops, galleries and restaurants.  It is a wonderful evening that always adds a special feeling to my Christmas spirit.  Santa will be roaming the streets talking to all the kids – naught and nice – big and little so watch out!  Twigs and Leaves will be hosting the Junaluska Music Studio students as entertainment on this evening.

First Baptist Church in Waynesville will be hosting a Bethlehem Marketplace from 6 until 8:30pm on Saturday December 8.  It is held in conjunction with the Downtown Waynesville Association event.

December 9 Santa will be at Pheasant Hill on Main Street in Waynesville from 4 until 7pm.  This is sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association.

Books, Bikes, Soap and Art plus music and wine!

A collection of reports from area organizations, shops, restaurants and hangouts. There is always something to do around here! Plus the fall color is still outstanding in a lot of areas even with snow capped mountains and skiing!

Great Smoky Mountains Association November 9 Fall Color Report

Some very impressive areas of fall color linger at the park’s lower elevations (below 3,000’). Scarlet oak, northern red oak, the birches, sumac, and spicebush are especially vibrant. At the higher elevations, fresh snow crowns Mt. Le Conte and the Appalachian Trail.

Suggested drives include Little River Road, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg Bypass, the Foothills Parkway East (near Newport and Cosby), the Foothills Parkway West (near Townsend), The Foothills Parkway North (between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge—the “Spur”) and Cataloochee Valley.

Suggested trails and hiking destinations include Mingus Creek Trail, Cucumber Gap Loop, Old Settlers Trail, Deep Creek Trail, Gatlinburg Trail, Oconaluftee River Trail, and Abrams Falls.

Witch-hazel, the last flowering tree of the season, is in bloom.
Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville
SALE! SALE! SALE! Blue Ridge Books is THANKFUL FOR OUR CUSTOMERS! So, this weekend, Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, we will offer 20% off all in-stock books not already discounts. Other special offers include:

•20% off all in stock books
•50% off selected titles in cooking, science, art and children’s books
•$.25 basket of cards and stocking stuffers
•cafe specials of hot chocolate and a home baked muffin (chocolate, mixed berry, pumpkin, or our specialty-maple oatmeal pecan) and Bruegger’s bagel, cream cheese and coffee
•free gifts with purchase as long as supplies last!

Earthworks Gallery in Downtown Waynesville
Please everyone JOIN us for our Month of GIVING….Thanks. Via the American Red Cross, we will be DONATING 10% of our Sales all month to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Once again, they are being weather beaten by this nasty Nor’easter. They need help now, more than ever.


When you make a purchase in our gallery, and we commit to donate
10% of that to the Red Cross, we challenge YOU to MATCH that DONATION!

It’s easy. If you buy $50 worth at Earthworks this month, we donate $5, and you can match our $5! $100 nets Red Cross $10 from us, and you can match that with your $10! It’s easy, and oh so helpful for those hurricane victims.

We’ll send in our donations weekly, so that the Red Cross can put those dollars right to work! We’ll gladly list you as donors along with those donations we send. That way, you are sharing the GIVING…..and getting back the Thanks!

Come in today, and join the Month of GIVING….Thanks at Earthworks Galleries.
Be a GIVER……..and get back our heartfelt Thanks!

Hazelwood Soap Company in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Waynesville NC

We will be accepting things at our shop to send up to the NY folks (Strong Islanders) that have been hit hard by Sandy. Many have no homes, still no power and their every day has been changed big time. Toiletries, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, wet wipes, anything you can think of to help would be greatly appreciated. We are going to send soap up there as well. We will collect as much as we can this week and send it up there! Please feel free to donate! Thanks!

Haywood Arts Repertoire Theatre (HART) in Waynesville NC
Tickets are one sale today for our production of Tracy Lett’s Pulitzer and Tony Award0Winning play “August: Osage County.” Call the Box Office at 828-456-6322 (Monday – Saturday from 1-5 pm) or go to http://www.harttheatre.com for online tickets. (Please Note: This production contain strong adult language and subject matter.)
Wheels through Time in Maggie Valley NC
The 10th Annual WTT Raffle is almost here- tomorrow we will find out who is going to take home this beautiful 1932 HD Flathead Bobber! Tickets are still available! Online sales will cease at 5:00 pm eastern time tonight, so act fast and get your tickets now! (And don’t forget to include a phone number!)


Maggie Valley Club
NEW WINTER RATES! $32.50 for local residents (with valid ID) or $39 for all others all day throughout the winter months at Maggie Valley Club. Call 926-6013 to schedule your tee times! Best deal in town!

The Classis Wineseller & Angelino’s Piattino Ristorante in Downtown Waynesville