News and Events


TWIGS AND LEAVES GALLERY   Watercolor artist Margaret (Margo) Locke will demonstrate at Twigs and Leaves  Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, November 2, 6-9PM.  Living in Murphy, NC, Margo is inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Appalachian region, where she mentally paints the picture in her imagination bringing it into life on canvas with her paints.  Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Dianne Wolfe and delight in the savory hors d’eurves.  Twigs and Leaves Gallery, 98 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786 Open Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 1-4. 828-456-1940  Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

The HAYWOOD COMMUNITY BAND presents its final concert of the 2018 season with “Music for Band and Chorus” on Sunday, November 4 at 4pm at Waynesville First United Methodist Church, 566 S. Haywood St. The program will feature pieces for band only to start, and then the band will be joined by local volunteer singers to present pieces especially written for chorus and band.  No admission but donations are welcome.

PLEASANT PLACES It’s November and as the air begins to cool and sweaters and sweatshirts make their return nothing is more fun than sitting around the fire with family and friends. We have new fire pits that will add to the fun and design of your outdoor space. Decorative and functional they’ll look great and provide a great space for a cookout. S’mores, anyone?  Also Lizzie’s Candles are here with new fall and everyday scents. And “Balsam” is back! Seriously-it smells like Christmas!  Pleasant Places 90 N Main St, 828-456-4974

PAWS FOR CAUSE      We have 2 new Paws for Cause Recipients looking for their forever homes.  This means they come with a Paw Plan to cover their first year of office visits, vaccines, stool checks, bloodwork and dewormings. The first one is Kate – this adorable female 8 year old tabby is looking for her forever home after a life of ups and downs. She arrived at FUR in August of 2015 along with 16 other cats, narrowly missing euthanasia when her owner (who had already rescued her once) was admitted to hospice care and the rest of the family only wanted to dispose of her cats as quickly as possible. Adopted out in May 2016, she was returned to us in January 2017 in terrible condition. It would have been hard to figure out who was happier – Kate at surviving her ordeal and finally being back in loving arms or all the volunteers at FUR working steadfastly to get her back on her paws. It didn’t take long before our sweet little Kate was back to herself – looking for love, companionship and well, food. Any kind will do but gravy flavor really hits the spot! After 3 mishaps, most cats would have given up hope for a quiet, calm home of their own. But ever the outgoing optimist, Kate assures us that she is ready to give it another try. Being an office cat does give her a sense of purpose and importance but it leaves much to be desired in comfy furniture and low key entertainment. Paperwork gets pretty old, don’t you know! So please, come meet her and finally, finally make her dream come true. The second one is Bentley. He is a super cute guy located at the Haywood County Animal Shelter and has been waiting for his new home. Bentley here is a stunning and petite Catahoula mix. He is approximately 2 years old and has all the energy of a puppy. Bentley doesn’t show well in the kennel because he gets overly excited and barks – some might think he looks mean but he really is just begging for attention. He simply doesn’t like being pinned up and would much rather run and play. He is great with people with other dogs and once he’s played a little – he can definitely become a couch potato. His ideal home would be an active one with lots of toys and love. If you have the right set up, then check this handsome man out!  For more info on our Paw Plans, check out this link-  Danielle Treadway, RVT  Animal Hospital of Waynesville 418  828-456-9755 Hospital Manager

LN DAVIS Insurance   COMMERCIAL AUTO ALERT!   Effective Now. All commercial vehicles (other than non-fleet private passenger types) in NC will incur at least a 7.07% increase.  For further information go to web site and look up RF-18-6 in the search bar in the center of the web site.  All N.C. admitted insurance companies are required to impose this increase on policy renewals after 10-1-18 and each year thereafter per review by the NC Rate Bureau and the NC Department of Insurance.  Some insurance companies are trying creative ways to minimize this impact on their customers.  Call us and let us see if we can help you when you are impacted by this change.  We are located at 143 N Main St., Waynesville  Hours are 9-5 M-F.  828-452-2876

Southern Storytellers Series Continues at FOLKMOOT   In the final fall 2018 installment of the Southern Supper Series, Folkmoot, Blue Ridge Books, Haywood County Public Library and Smoky Mountain News will welcome Affrilachian author and artist, Ann Miller Woodford on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 6:00pm at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. Ann Miller Woodford will share her research, photographs and writings that lead to the book, When All God’s Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Far Western North Carolina. The author’s intent is to tear down walls that divide people in our region and to build relationships between racial groups, religions and youth with regional elders.  A soul food dinner will be catered by chef Clarence Robinson. The menu will include barbeque chicken, macaroni and cheese, greens, sweet potato pie and watermelon water. Musical inspiration provided by Canton Gospel Choir, The Voices of Pleasant Grove.   The Affrilachian Southern Supper is supported by WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center, whose exhibit will be on display at the Folkmoot Friendship Center Monday, October 15 – Friday, November 16, 2018, weekdays, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The exhibit focuses on the history and musical traditions of African – American communities in far western North Carolina as manifested in their churches, schools, and workplaces.    Tickets f$15 available in advance at or by calling 828-452-2997.  Tickets sales and contributions support Folkmoot programs that sustain cultural arts for youth and families in western North Carolina. 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for all special events. Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community. Year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. 828-452-2997

CLASSIC WINESELLER   20 Church St.  828-452-6000   Come share our passion – Wine, Beer, Cigars, Food, Craft Cocktails & LIVE Music. Retail hours: 10am- 6pm, Mon-Sat. Restaurant opens @ 5 pm Friday & Saturday serving charcuterie, tapas & small plates. LIVE music every Friday & Saturday evening @ 7:15pm year-round. Reservations strongly encouraged for dinner service & music 828-452-6000 as seating is on a first come, first served basis. Check  for details on all events.

Fri, Nov 2 – DULCI ELLENBERGER & KEVIN WILLIAMS: -guitar, piano, vocals. Americana, Pop, Originals.

Sat, Nov 3 – JOE CRUZ: piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More.

Fri, Nov 9 – SHEILA GORDON:  piano, vocals.  Performing an Aretha Franklin tribute.

Sat, Nov 10 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More

Fri, Nov 16 – JAMES HAMMEL:  guitar, vocals. Jazz, Pop, Originals

Sat, Nov 17– RUSS WILSON DUO:  Russ Wilson vocals & Hank Bones, guitar & vocals.  $10 per person + dinner and drinks.

Fri, Nov 23 – BOB ZULLO:  guitar, vocals. Jazz, Rock, Pop.

Sat, Nov 24 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More

Fri, Nov 30 – ‘ROUND THE FIRE:  bass, percussion, guitar, harmonica, vocals.  Folk-rock, Americana, and original tunes.

Sat, Dec 1 – JOE CRUZ:  piano, vocals. Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor + More


BOOJUM BREWING COMPANY  50 N Main St., Waynesville, NC 828-246-0350  Hours: M, W, Th 11:30-10PM, Fri & Sat 11:30-12AM, Sun 11:30-9PM. CLOSED TUES The Taproom – Open for lunch and dinner, our taproom features seasonal pub faire including tasty burgers,  sandwiches, shareables and daily specials that pair perfectly with our beer. Choose from 16 taps of fresh, delicious & ever rotating Boojum Beer plus wine & craft cocktails. Cozy up inside or take in the mountain air on our back deck.  On Wednesday, November 28th we’re teaming up with Smoky Mountain News to bring you Bluegrass Boogie! Ol’ Dirty Bathtub & Darren Nicholson are helping us celebrate Balsam Range Art of Music Festival in The Gem.  We’ve got some fantastic bands scheduled as well as some delectable new beers scheduled to release in November.  The Deck – Enjoy your favorite Boojum fare with some fresh air & mountain views. Our deck is dog friendly. The Gem Bar – Our downstairs bar offers great craft beer, cocktails, & wine in a cozy atmosphere. Try your luck at pool, darts, shuffleboard, or foosball. Catch some live music on the weekends or stop by on Monday nights for Trivia Night with Geeks Who Drink, Wednesday nights for Bluegrass Jam, Thursday nights for Open Mic, and Sunday nights for Service Industry night. Gem Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 5PM-12AM  CLOSED TUES.  (Over age 21)

BLUE RIDGE BEER HUB   We are a retail beer & wine store / tap house / homebrew supply. We specialize in local and hard-to-find beers, but we also sell wine, meads, ciders, gifts, and homebrewing/winemaking supplies.  We don’t serve food, other than chips, nuts, & jerky; but carry-in food is welcome. The Beer Hub is officially 1 year old.  Blue Ridge Beer Hub  21 East St.  Waynesville, NC 28786  @brbeerhub on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter   Hours  M, W, Th 11-9  F, Sa 11-11  Su 12-7

SWEET ONION RESTAURANT    39 Miller Street  Downtown Waynesville Family friendly, Casual Dining, Creative Regional Cuisine, a Continued Favorite among Locals & Guests, Mountain Views, Open 6 Days, 11:30am-9pm  Monday through Saturday 828.456.5559

MAST GENERAL STORE It’s Back!  The Employee for a Day DISCOUNT Coupon at MAST.  All YOU need to do is PRINT IT or SHOW IT on your phone and YOU will get the discount!   It can be used on regularly-priced items on Sunday, November 4th (OPEN12-7pm) and Monday, November 5th (OPEN 10am – 8pm) on up to SIX items. The Employee for a Day discount will include Patagonia, but these items will be discounted 20% instead of 25%.  You should also note that there are just a few exclusions… sale items, special orders, gift cards, Arno Bernard Knives, Costa del Mar, Maui Jim, OluKai and Winkler Knives.  If YOU can’t make it to the store just shop at and receive the discount on up to six items by entering EFADFALL618 in the Coupon Code field at check out. The SALE will be active from 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, NOVEMBER 4th until Monday, NOVEMBER 5th at 11:59 p.m.

FLAWSOME  Downtown’s Newest Ladies’ ReSale business.  42 N Main Street, Waynesville. Join Carla Youse, owner, and her other fine sales ladies for a Mix & Mingle Night, 5-6pm on Tuesday, November 13.  Decadent desserts, appetizers, wine & beverages, drawing, pop-up sales. Visit us on BLACK FRIDAY for hidden Gift Certificates throughout the store, mulling spiced cider and refreshments. For more information, call 828-454-9393.

MOUNTAIN FAVORS  All of your pumpkin spice favorites are back plus a few new delicious fall inspired treats are here for the holidays. It’s never too early to start checking items off your Christmas list.  Pre-order any Holiday Gift Box or Basket and get 10% off.  We are ready to help you find the perfect gifts for all your loved ones.  Mountain Favors  113 N. Main Street 828-734-4281  Facebook Instagram Twitter

HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL   86 N Main Street  828-452-0593  Leigh Forrester, Executive Director  November 2 – December 22: It’s A Small, Small Work Exhibit  The Haywood County Arts Council’s annual “Small Works” exhibit will take place within our ‘Gallery & Gifts’ space from November  2nd through December 22nd. This exhibit is unique in that anyone in the community can participate.  This exhibit is a favorite of artists and artisans from all over the community who enjoy creating 12″ x 12″, or smaller, works of art that represent their particular passion for the type of art they create.  Those who visit the gallery are delighted by the vast amount of delightful and affordable, original works of art as possibilities for holiday gifts. Customers are able to purchase their choice, and bring it home with them on the spot.  This year we will also feature precious, hand crafted holiday ornaments – also available for purchase.  Regular gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am-5pm. We are officially closed on Wednesdays & Sundays.  The reception for Small Works is happening on November 2nd during  downtown Waynesville’s “Art After Dark”, from 6-9pm, and again in December on the 15th, during Winter Arts Smoky Style, 3-6pm. We will be having refreshments and special, ‘holiday style’ live music for both events.  All are more than WELCOME!!  Saturday, November 3: Artist Demonstration with Sun Sohovich  HCAC is excited to announce that local artist, Sun Sohovich will be demonstrating oil painting techniques on Saturday, November 3 at the HCAC Gallery & Gifts from 1-4pm.  Sun is an oil painter who works in many genres, but is best known for her pet and floral paintings. She began teaching herself how to paint through many trials, repetition, experimentation and learning from her favorite master artists. Sun enjoys depicting a strong sense of colorful light, shadows and loves finding hard and soft lines to create depth.  Thursday, November 8: Artist Coffee & Chat   Calling all artists!  Join us for Coffee & Comradery on Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the HCAC Gallery.  Sunday, November 11: Sunday at the Opry, Colonial Theatre in Canton at 4pm.   This year, the HCAC joins the Town of Canton to celebrate Veterans Day with music. Join friends & neighbors November 11 at 4pm to celebrate Sunday at the Opry at the Colonial Theater. Local musicians will perform as Grand Ole Opry greats for a fun afternoon of country classics in honor of those who have served. Tickets are $20 (including tax) for adults, $6 plus tax for kids under 12, and VETERANS are admitted FREE (though must reserve a ticket to hold their seat).   Performers signed on so far include Darren and Taylor Nicholson, Jessi Stone, Hunter Grigg, Jeanne Nabor, Alma Russ, Jared Smith, Leslie Hipps, Kevin Fuller, Susie Copeland, J. Creek Cloggers, Lorraine Conard, and more. About the event, HCAC Executive Director Leigh Forrester shares, “We’re thrilled to co-sponsor this event with the Town of Canton. This is the second annual Sunday at the Opry event at the Colonial, and event coordinator Jessi Stone is working with local musicians to put out a great line-up of performers. We see this as a fun community event to honor our Veterans that everyone will enjoy.”   For tickets and more information, visit or call 828-452-0593.  Saturday, November 17: Watercolor & Wax Batik Class with Barbara Brook   HCAC is excited to announce that local artist, Barbara Brook is offering a Batik Class on Saturday, November 17 at the HCAC Gallery & Gifts from 10-4pm.  In this workshop we will transform a photo of the beloved water lily, using watercolors and wax, into a batik painting. Learn the basics of batik painting with local artist Barbara Brook. A beginner as well as an advanced painter will enjoy this unique process of layering paint and wax on textured rice paper.   All supplies will be provided so just bring your artistic curiosity to learn a new, fun technique.   Class size is limited to 8 students, so call now to reserve your space.  $60 HCAC members $65 Non Members.

FROGS LEAP PUBLIC HOUSE   Innovative Fine Dining with a Local Backbone & Home Grown Libations   A farm to table restaurant serving regionally inspired modern dishes. Our weekly menu highlights seasonal local ingredients in our unique southern and world inspired dishes. Wood Grilled Steaks & Chops/Mountain Trout/Local Craft Beer, Wine, Liquor & Hand Made Seasonal Cocktails. 44 Church Street: 828-456-1930:   Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday 5:00-9:00, Friday & Saturday 5:00-10:00 in October.  Table #1 Best Overall Restaurant & #1 Best Cuisine in Asheville/WNC on Open Table 9/9/18. Diner’s Choice Award 2012-2018, Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence 2012-2018, Trip Advisor Hall Of Fame 2018.

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