Wednesday, Jan. 15

Community Meeting at the Pigeon Community Center: The Town of Waynesville and the Pigeon Street Community Center will host a public meeting on two topics from 5-6 p.m. at the Pigeon Community Center. One topic is the proposed Craven Street Park and the other is historical research on the African-American community for a National Register of Historic Places application. 828-456-8647.

Habitat info session: Learn how to become a Haywood Habitat for Humanity homeowner, including qualifications and how to apply, at 6 p.m. at Haywood Habitat ReStore Located at 331 Walnut St. in Waynesville.

Book signing at Democratic Headquarters: Author David Crane will discuss is new book “Every Living Thing” over wine and cheese at 4 p.m. at the Haywood County Democratic Headquarters in Waynesville. The book is an inside account of how former Liberian President Charles Taylor was investigated and indicted for violent persecution of thousands of people in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Adult volleyball open play: The Waynesville Rec Center will offer open play/practice for adult coed volleyball at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 12. 828-456-2030 or email

Indoor kayak rolling: Practice rolling your kayak in the indoor pool at the Waynesville Recreation Center from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Bring your own boat.

Public park input: Drop in to the Waynesville Recreation Center between 5-6:30 p.m. to offer input on what you would park improvements you would like to see in Waynesville, including a newly acquired 8-acre tract aajcent to the rec park, the Craven Street park in the planning phases and Chestnut Park in ongoing development.

Movie at The Strand: Uncut Gems is playing at The Strand theater on Main Street in Waynesville through Jan. 16 with various nightly and matinees showtimes. or 828-283-0079.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Republican candidate talks: Hear from Republican candidates running for a variety of offices in the March 3 primary, including Congress, district court judge and county commissioner, at 6:30 p.m. at the Haywood County Republican Party headquarters in Waynesville.

Pruning how-to’s: Learn best practices for pruning shrubs and trees, including tools, techniques and timing, at 2 p.m. at the Waynesville library. Led by Sam Marshall with the Haywood County Cooperative Extension.

Book whisperers book club: Enjoy lively book discussions and refreshments at 3:30 p.m. at the Canton Library. 828.648.2924.

Rompin’ Stompin’ Storytime: A high energy storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Canton Library. Includes books, music, movement, scarves, shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, bubbles and the parachute. For ages 0-6. 828-648-2924.

Movers & Shakers Storytime: A specially designed storytime for those who have a hard time sitting still is held at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Waynesville Library. Includes songs, finger plays and stories with lots of active movement and dancing to help develop motor skills & coordination. 828-356-2511.

Meditation at the senior center: Weekly meditation session at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Haywood Senior Resource Center. 81 Elmwood Way Waynesville. 828-356-2800.

Haywood Rotary: The Haywood Rotary Club meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Southern Porch on Main Street in Canton.

Smoky Mountain Chess Club: Join the Smoky Mountain Chess Club every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Hazelwood Presbyterian Church. Players of all levels are welcome.

Android Tablet and Phone Class: Learn the in’s-and-out’s of your devices from 2-4 p.m. at the Haywood Senior Resource Center. Free. 82 Elmwood Way. 828-356-2800. 828-356-2800.

Computer tutoring: One-on-one sessions to learn how to use your computer are offered at the Waynesville library from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free, but appointment required. 828-452-5169.

Lego Builder’s Club: Partake in fun Lego challenges and imaginative building at 4 p.m. at the Waynesville library. 828.356.2511.

Acoustic Jam: The Main St. NoTones lead an acoustic jam session at the Blue Ridge Beer Hub in downtown Waynesville at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month.

Open Mic Thursdays: Boojum Brewing Company, Waynesville. Open mic night rolls around every Thursday from 9 p.m.-midnight at The Gem bar on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.

Friday, Jan. 17

Art with Joan: Learn watercolor techniques with artist Joan Dole. Registration required. 828.648.2924 or

Chef Knife: Haywood Community College will offer a Chef Knife making workshop starting Jan. 17. Cost is $305. 828-627-4669 or

Movie at The Strand: Little Women is playing at The Strand theater on Main Street in Waynesville through Jan. 9 with various nightly and matinees showtimes. or 828-283-0079.

Affrilachian Traveling Studio exhibit: An art exhibit featuring African American artists who hail from the Appalachian region is on display at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Waynesville through Feb. 29. Diverse array of media and styles from folk art to contemporary. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Wednesday and Sunday. or 828-452-0593.

A Taste of Italy: Enjoy a wine tasting paired with a special dinner by The Swag’s Sous Chef, DeeAnn Rose, will be held at The Classic Wineseller in downtown Waynesville. $58 all-inclusive. 828.452.6000.

Computer tutoring: One-on-one sessions to learn how to use your computer are offered at the Canton library from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Free, but appointment required. 828-648-2924.

Yoga for cancer: Learn how yoga can help cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment in a class called “Nourishing You” held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays at the Haywood Breast Center on the campus of Haywood Regional. 828-452-8691 or

Beginner’s Chess: Learn to play chess or better your game with Chess Champion Bruce Goodwin on Fridays from 4-5 p.m. at the Canton Library. Basic knowledge of moves is desirable. 828.648.2924.

Live music at Waynesville Elks: Geoff McBride will play starting at 7:30 p.m. at Waynesville Elks.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Waynesville Chili Cook-Off Stroll: Sample up to 52 chilis being served by shops and restaurants in Waynesville between noon-4 p.m. and cast your ballot for the People’s Choice award. A free shuttle will make a circuit between downtown, Frog Level and Hazelwood. Wristbands are $5 and can be purchased day-of at The Jeweler’s Workbench, Blue Ridge Beer Hub, Cedar Hill Studio or the designated shuttle stops.

MLK March: A march recognizing Martin Luther King and his legacy will begin at 11 a.m. at the Haywood County Justice Center in Waynesville and end at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center with refreshments and a time of reflection and sharing. 828-215-0296 or

Ladies pool tournament: A ladies-only, double-elimination pool tournament will be held at Papertown Billiards in Canton. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and player’s meeting at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $40 amateurs, $75 pros and $30 for juniors 16 and under.

Conceal Carry Handgun Training: A conceal carry class will be held by Canoe Branch Arms in Bethel. Firearms and ammo supplied. $60, includes lunch. or 828-777-6520.

Indoor Flea Market: A flea market is held from 7 a.m.-2p.m. at the Old Armory in Waynesville the third Saturday of the month. Housewares, antiques, books, cds, movies, toys and more. 828-456-9207.

Herb workshop for winter wellness: Learn to use herbs and nutrients for immune balance with a workshop at 10 a.m. at at Middle Path Nutrition in Canton. $25, includes free gift. Proceeds benefit Haywood County chapter of The Ladies Homestead Gathering. or 828-492-121.

Fines Creek Music and Dance night: Enjoy music, dancing and dinner at the Fines Creek Community Center from 6- 9 p.m. with county-rock group “Running Wolf and The Renegades” and the J-Creek Cloggers. Join in two-step, line dancing, swing and mountain dancing. Hotdog and hamburger dinner available. $5 for music; plus $5-6 for meal. 190 Fines Creek Road. 828-593-7042.

Live Music at The Strand: Gypsy & Me, an American folk-country-acoustic duo, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Strand Theater in downtown Waynesville. The couple sings about life, love and their world travels. $5.

Live music at The Gem: DJ Point 5 will play groovy soul/funk starting at 9 p.m. The Gem downstairs from Boojum on Main Street in Waynesville. or 828.246.0350.

Live music at Sauced: Rumbletramp will play starting at 9 p.m. at Sauced on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.

Live music at Elevated Mountain: Catch The Arnold Hill band, a high energy Alternative/Americana trio from WNC, starting at 7 p.m. at Elevated Mountain Distillery in Maggie Valley. Feugo food truck onsite. 828-944-0766 or

Sunday, Jan. 19

Hike Cedar Rock and John Rock: Join the Carolina Mountain Club for an 8-mile hike in the Looking Glass Rock area of the Pisgah National Forest. 404-731-3119 or

MLK Service: A Commemorative Service honoring Martin Luther King and his vision will be held at 3 p.m. at Jones Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Waynesville. The Rev. William Eric Staley will be the speaker, with music by The Western Carolina University Gospel Choir. 828-215-0296 or

Monday, Jan. 20

Democratic candidate talks: Hear from Democratic candidates running for a variety of offices in the March 3 primary, including county commissioner and state seats, at 6:30 p.m. at the Haywood County Democratic Party headquarters in Waynesville.

MLK Prayer Breakfast: A prayer breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska. The speaker will be J. Calvin Hill, African-AMerican Chief District Court Judge in Buncombe County, with music by Odell Suber. $18 adults; $10 college students; $9 youth; free 8 and under. 828-215-0296 or 828-734-5251.

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.

Trivia at Frog Level: Trivia night is held at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

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