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More Than Enough To Do Part II

Here is the promised second installment!  I’m sure there will be new items and more details for events after this weekend.  Just follow my blog and like my Facebook page to get the scoop! Have a great day filled with fun and joyfulness!


Smoky Mountain Jumphouse is open 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.

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.  I wonder if you get to stomp grapes like in “I Love Lucy”?  That could be fun!

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 7 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.

January 11

The Classic Wineseller and Angelino’s Tapas and Wine Bar will continue to host Friday Night Live every Friday in January beginning at 7.  Tonight’s musician is Ben Wilson, singer/songwriter and guitarist.  Call 828-452-6000 or visit  www.classicwineseller.com for more details.

Bobby G will be performing live at Headwaters Brewing beginning at 7 pm.

January 12

Blue Ridge Books will host a reading and photo presentation by local author Ronald R Cooper at 2pm.  Cooper will present his book “It’s My Trail, Too: A Comanche Indian’s Journey on the Cherokee Trail of Tears.”  Cooper will discuss his long-distance hike that re-traced the Trail of Tears.  Call 828- or visit their Facebook page for more details.

Hurley’s Creekside in Maggie Valley will be hosting the Corbitt Brothers at 9pm.  Check out their Facebook page or call for more details at 828-926-1566.

January 14

The Haywood County Extension Service and the Haywood County Beekeepers Association are sponsoring an event at Haywood Community College in the auditorium.  The Fat Bee Man of Dixie Bee Supply in Lula Georgia will be the featured speaker at the event which begins at 6:30pm.  Call 828-279-5614 or visit www.hcbees.org for more information.  A donation of $5 is suggested to offset costs for the event.  Bees are an important part of our ecosystem – and our economy.

January 15

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 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 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 19

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 .

January 20

The Haywood County Arts Council Sunday Concert Series for 2012 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 22

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 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.

Happy Holidays, Happy Advent and Merry Christmas

I’ve held off writing this post because I have been at a loss for what to say.  So many things have run through my mind and heart in the last 6 days that it is hard to pin them down and then to pen them down.

Like many of you, at times, I’ve been overwhelmed with sadness and despair and at the same time thankfulness and undeserved blessing.  I’ve felt the joy of holding my children close, the sadness of seeing the fear in their eyes.  I’ve laughed at their silly antics and answered their questions even as I struggled with my own questions.

It seems easy to say that I support and pray for the people of Sandy Hook community and the faculty and staff at all of our schools.  It seems easy to blame the lack of mental health service options and the broad range of weapons available.  It is never that easy.

In the end, as many of you who know me well can attest, I will pray and continue to pray: for peace in our hearts and souls; for the people of Sandy Hook community; for the faculty and staff at all of our schools; for the right dialog to occur to make these incidents stop; for guidance to do my part; for those suffering with mental disorders and illnesses and their caregivers; for courage for our political leaders who stand at the edge of meaningful change; for our democracy and the protection of our freedoms; for gun control discussions to be open and meaningful and complete on all sides of the issue; and for guidance and direction and movement in the faith community to be a part of the dialog and work in a meaningful way.

I also believe that to stop our lives and stand still in fear and despair is to allow the terror in our lives to “win”.  It is with that spirit, that I post today’s list of activities for the weekend. If you have any events coming up for your group, organization or business, please send the information to me as a comment here or at funthingsetc@gmail.com I have people asking about family friendly New Year’s Eve activities, so that will be especially appreciated!

Thank you, Happy Advent, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Remember to support our local galleries, shops and restaurants. Purchase those gift cards at your favorites and help spread the word about them through gifts!  No amount is too small because every dollar makes a difference.  Most local shops have sales and specials going on right now in advance of the holidays so check out their wares.


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.

The Haywood County Arts Council show, “It’s A Small, Small Work” will continue through the end of the month.  Gallery 86 is located at 86 North Main Street in Waynesville.  The Gallery is open 10am until 5pm Monday through Saturday except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Call 828-452-0593 for more details.

Smoky Mountain Cinema Beginning Friday, December 14: The Hobbit (PG13) Fri:4:30 8:00 Sat&Sun:1:00 4:30 8:00 Rise of the Guardians(PG) and Flight(R) Fri:4:30 6:50 9:15 Sat&Sun:2:00 4:30 6:50 9:15 All Shows Mon-Thur: 6:50 ONLY  Coming Soon: “Jack Reacher” and “Django Unchained”

Smoky Mountain Sk8way always has fun stuff going on with skating and a climbing wall and fun activities.

Smoky Mountain Jumphouse is open to get all of the holiday energy out!  Call them for hours and details.

Cattaloochee Ski Area will be open until sometime in March.  Hours, slopes and conditions change constantly so check their website.  I’ll announce special upcoming events and days as I have information.

December 20

Tipping Point Tavern in Waynesville will be hosting Beermageddon on Thursday 12-20/ 2012.  The event will have activities throughout the day with door prizes and music.  There will be jazz in the afternoon with Ian Moore performing live beginning at 7pm.  Food and drink specials will also be available.  This is a customer appreciation event as well as a celebration of our “last night on Earth” according to the Mayan calendar.   Call or check their Facebook page for more details.  828-246-9230

December 21

The Classic Wineseller and Angelino’s Piattion Ristorante at 20 Church Street in Waynesville will be hosting live music every Friday night in December.  Call ahead for reservations if possible at 828-452-0593.

December 22

December 22 Santa will be strolling the street in Downtown Waynesville from 6 until 8pm.  This is sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association.

December 24

December 24 Santa will be strolling the street in Downtown Waynesville from 11:30am until 2pm.  This is sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association.

December 31

December 31 Smoky Mountain Sk8way will have a New Year’s Eve Party starting at 6pm.  Check their Facebook page for details.

Holiday Events and Out of School Things to Do

I hope that this finds you well today!

I just wanted to remind you that Smoky Mountain Jumphouse and Smoky Mountain Sk8way are open today for your school day boredom!  And Smoky Mountain Cinema has announced their new listing of movies beginning today with Rise of the Guardians.

And don’t forget that you can get food from lots of area restaurants tomorrow if you don’t want to cook!

As for me, I still have to stop by the grocery store today for the final little things to finish out the meal!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!