Monday, July 15In the Company of Animals: A new exhibit entitled In the Company of Animals will be showing at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery through July 27. The show features 40 original works, displaying a diverse collection of animal-themed artworks created by local artists to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the creatures who share our world. Located on Main Street in Waynesville. www.haywoodarts.org.

Senior Tennis Time: Senior tennis time is held from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the tennis courts on W. Marshall St. Organized by Waynesville Parks and Rec. $1 per person, per day. 828-456-2030 or email dhummel@waynesvillenc.gov.

Guided hike at Junaluska: Lake Junaluska will host a hiking tour at 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Bethea Welcome Center. lakejunaluska.com/summeractivities.

Train like an astronaut: Join the folks from Zaniac for a STEM centered program on how astronauts have to prepare for space at 2 p.m. at the Canton library. Ages 6-12. Registration required. 828-356-2563 or deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov.

Pickleball night at Waynesville Rec Center: Pickleball play session for all levels of players will be held at the Waynesville Recreation Center from 5-8 p.m. on Mondays. Free for members, fee for non-members. Organized by Waynesville Parks and Rec. Located at 550 Vance St. 828.456.2030.

Unto These Hills fieldtrip: Waynesville Parks and Recreation will sponsor a senior outing to Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama in Cherokee from 5:30-11 p.m. Cost is $10. RSVP to 828-456-2030.

Base Camp on the Go: A free, drop-in mini-summer camp will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 12 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. Activities and games include log rolling, Zorb balls and more. Led by Waynesville Parks and Rec in partnership with the Haywood Health Care Foundation. 828-456-2030 or cmiller@waynesvillenc.gov.

Taizé prayer and song: A Taizé service of prayer and song will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings in Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The service, modeled after the Taizé Community in France, includes simple meditative songs, scripture, candlelight and silence. lakejunaluska.com/summer-worship.

Free family movie: Lake Junaluska will be showing Marley and Me as part of its free weekly movie night at 7:30 p.m. at the Kern Center Auditorium. All ages are welcome.

Tuesday, July 16StarLab planetarium: Explore the wonders of the universe and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing with an inflatable planetarium onsite at 1 p.m. at the Waynesville library. Space limited. Call 828-356-2511 to register.

Blood drive: A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Long’s Chapel UMC. To make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org or 828-476-7807.

First Aid and CPR class: A First Aid and CPR class is held from 6-10 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Haywood Community College. 828-564-5133 or HCC-CPRTraining@haywood.edu. 828-564-5133.

Democratic healthcare discussion: The Haywood County Democratic Party will host a dessert discussion about Obamacare vs. Trumpcare and rising healthcare costs at 6:30 p.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Waynesville. Led by General Insurance Services owner Steve Davis. Located at 734 N. Main Street.

Lakeshore Goes Broadway: Enjoy a plated meal accompanied by selections from your favorite Broadway shows by the Junaluska Singers at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrell Center Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. $50. www.lakejunaluska.com/singers.

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth: Learn the history of labyrinths in the Christian tradition, different types of labyrinths, and ways to walk labyrinths for joy and celebration, processing grief, seeking healing, and enrichment of everyday prayer. The workshop ends by walking Lake Junaluska’s prayer labyrinth together. Held at 10:30 a.m. in room 105 of the Harrell Center at Lake Junaluska. Part of the Tuesday Sharing Circle series. www.lakejunaluska.com/events/summer_activities_program/

Watercolor class: Paint the Mountains in Watercolor class with Joan Doyle will be held from 10:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Waynesville. $40 for nonmembers, $35 for HCAC members. 828-452-0593 or Haywoodarts.org.

Family Storytime: A storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers is held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Canton Library. Includes stories, music, rhymes and age appropriate craft. 828-648-2924

Mother Goose Storytime: A storytime for babies & toddlers (5 months to 2 years old) and their caregivers is held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Waynesville Library. Children build communication and early literacy skills while having fun with rhymes, songs, stories, finger plays, and more. 828-356-2511.

The Mothers Connection: Mommy Group: A weekly class for mothers and their new babies, from birth through the crawling stage, is held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Mothers share their joys, frustrations, questions and concerns while networking with other moms. MyHaywoodRegional.com/ParentClasses or 452.8440.

Base Camp on the Go: A free, drop-in mini-summer camp will be held from noon-2 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 13 at the Canton Town Park. Activities and games include log rolling, Zorb balls and more. Led by Waynesville Parks and Rec in partnership with the Haywood Health Care Foundation. 828-456-2030 or cmiller@waynesvillenc.gov.

Adult Painting Classes: Painting classes for all levels in various media by Inspired Art Ministry are held Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Waynesville. $65 for 6-week term or $14 per class. 828-456-9197 or Charspaintings@msn.com

Mexican Train Dominoes: Join a game of Mexican train dominoes at 1 p.m Tuesdays at the Haywood Senior Resource Center. 81 Elmwood Way Waynesville. 828-356-2800.

HOPEful Living Cancer Support group: A cancer support group for women with a focus on mindfulness meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Haywood Regional Fitness Center.

Haywood County Plant Clinic: Get your home gardening and landscaping questions answered by Haywood County Master Gardeners by calling 828-456-3575 or stopping by the Extension Center on Raccoon Road in Waynesville. Open from 9 a.m. to noon most weekdays.

Mixed Flow Yoga at Lake Junaluska: Every Tuesday this summer, come to Lake Junaluska’s Inspiration Point near the Lambuth Inn to experience a mixed flow yoga class surrounded by a view of the lake from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The classes are led by Waynesville Yoga Center and cost $7.

Al-Anon Support Group: Waynesville Al-Anon Family Group, a support group for families and friends of alcoholics, meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. 828-246-5238.

Wednesday, July 17Nature walk: Enjoy a guided nature walk at Lake Junaluska at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Kern Center near the pool. lakejunaluska.com/summeractivities.

StarLab planetarium: Explore the wonders of the universe and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing with an inflatable planetarium onsite at 11 a.m. at the Waynesville library. Space limited. Call 828-356-2511 to register.

Base Camp on the Go: A free, drop-in mini-summer camp will be held from noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 14 at the Fines Creek Community Center. Activities and games include log rolling, Zorb balls and more. Led by Waynesville Parks and Rec in partnership with the Haywood Health Care Foundation. 828-456-2030 or cmiller@waynesvillenc.gov.

Senior Book Club: A book club for seniors meets at 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Haywood Senior Center. Led by Haywood County Library staff. Free loaner copies of each month’s book are provided. 81 Elmwood Way in Waynesville. 828-356-2800

Family Storytime: A storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Waynesville Library. Includes stories, music, rhymes and age appropriate craft. 828-356-2511.

Haywood Historic Farmers Market: Find local growers and vendors from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street in Waynesville. Held in the First Baptist parking lot beside Exxon. This venue is smaller version of the Saturday market held in at HART theater. waynesvillefarmersmarket.com

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market: Local farmers ply Haywood-grown produce, eggs and meat at the original tailgate market from 8 a.m.- noon Wednesdays and Saturdays. Held in the American Legion Parking lot at 171 Legion Drive in Waynesville. 828-456-1830.

Pickleball for beginners: Pickleball play session for beginning players is held at the Old Armory in Waynesville from 9 a.m.-noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. $2 per person. Organized by Waynesville Parks and Rec. Located at 44 Boundary Street. 828.456.9207.

Pickleball: Pickleball play session for both beginning and advanced players is held at the Old Armory in Waynesville from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. $2 per person. Organized by Waynesville Parks and Rec. Located at 44 Boundary Street. 828.456.9207.

Lakeshore Goes Broadway: Enjoy a plated meal accompanied by selections from your favorite Broadway shows by the Junaluska Singers at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrell Center Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. $50. www.lakejunaluska.com/singers.

Bluegrass Jam Wednesday: Boojum Brewing Company, Waynesville. A bluegrass jam is held from 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Boojum Brewing Company on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.

Open Mic Night: Pub 319 Social House hosts open mic night every Wednesday from 9 p.m.-midnight in downtown Waynesville.

Thursday, July 18Creatures of the Night: A program called “Creatures of the Night” will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Cradle of Forestry as part of the summer Junior Forester series on Thursdays. Ages 8-12. $5 per child and $3 for accompanying adults. Located on U.S. 276 four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 828-877-3130 or www.cradleofforestry.com.

Preserving carrots: Learn the basics of preserving carrots from 2-3 p.m. at the Waynesville library. Attendees will be sample and will leave with instructions and recipes. Registration required. 828-356-2507 or kathleen.olsen@haywoodcountync.gov.

Vaccines forum: A panel discussion on vaccines will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Waynesville library. The forum will cover vaccine risks, side effects, efficacy, how vaccines are approved, immunity, product liability and more. 828-276-3401.

Book Whisperers: The Book Whisperers will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Canton Library to discuss June’s book selection, Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. New members welcome. 828-648-2924.

Stories and Songs at the Canton library: Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will light up the Canton Library with a fun hour of old-time favorites, originals, a little swing and duet harmonies, plus a few stories. Fun for all ages. 828-648-2924.

Folkmoot Gala Under the Stars: Opening night for the Folkmoot international festival will be held at 7 p.m. Gala at the Folkmoot Friendship Center. Friends of Folkmoot meet & greet in Queen Auditorium will be at 6 p.m. $175 per couple.Folkmoot.org or 828-452-2997.

Your Amazing Newborn class: Learn what to expect when you bring your new baby home from the hospital, from daily care to growth and development, with a parenting class from 7-9 p.m. at Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center. MyHaywoodRegional.com/ParentClasses or 452.8440.

Acoustic Jam at Blue Ridge Beer Hub: An acoustic jam hosted by the Main St. NoTones will be held at 7 p.m. at Blue Ridge Beer Hub in downtown Waynesville. 828-246-9320 or www.blueridgebeerhub.com.

Oliver on stage: The broadway musical Oliver! is HART theater’s summer blockbuster production, with a four-week run during the month of July. Opening night is Friday, July 5, with 7:30 p.m. showtimes Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. showtimes on Sunday through July 28. www.harttheatre.org or 828-456-6322.

Bonfire at Lake Junaluska: Every Thursday night this summer, come to Lake Junaluska’s Shackford Fire Pit for a community bonfire from 8-10 p.m. S’mores provided. communications@lakejunaluska.com.

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