Events for December 2019
Jackson County Chamber & Visitor Center
Aug 12 - Dec 20    Unearthing Our Forgotten Past: Fort San Juan - Now through December

Through December 2019:  Mountain Heritage Center gallery at Hunter Library 161, M – F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Free of Charge

NOTE: To receive a DegreePlus point, you must complete the questionnaire at the Mountain Heritage Center.

On loan from Exploring Joara Foundation, the exhibit is the first formal museum exhibit showcasing Fort San Juan and Joara, a large Native American town in the late 16th century. It was developed as part of the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Juan Pardo Expeditions, during the 1560s, and tells the story of Spanish exploration and the founding of a fort in what is present-day Burke County.

Archaeologists identified the site near Morganton as the location of Joara, one of the largest Native American towns in what is today western North Carolina. The town was occupied from approximately A.D. 1400 to A.D. 1600. Hernando de Soto and Juan Pardo, Spanish explorers, visited the town in the 1560’s. In 2013, archaeologists confirmed that the town was also the site of Fort San Juan, established by Juan Pardo in 1567, nearly 20 years before the English settlement at Roanoke on the coast of North Carolina and 40 years before the English settlement at Jamestown in Virginia. The discovery of the fort, the earliest European settlement in the interior of what is now the United States, has changed history books.

Host: Mountain Heritage Center

DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov 8 - Dec 31    Polar Express 2019
The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.
Date: November 8, 2019
Website: http://www.GSMR.com
Location: Train depo
45 Mitchell Street

Bryson City, NC 28713
Contact: 1-800-872-4681
Date/Time Details: Call for detail. Different with each car. 
Fees/Admission: Call or visit website for details
Nov 19 - Dec 31    Blanket Drive 2019
Jackson Neighbors in Need is once again bringing four local organizations together for an Annual Blanket Drive.  The Jackson County Public Library, The Department of Aging, The Department of Social Services, and Mountain Projects are collecting new blankets for people in need.  New hats, scarves, and gloves can also be donated. 
Date: November 19, 2019
Location: Drop off locations:
  • Library's Circulation desk
  • Sylva Mountain Projects Office
  • Dept. of Aging front desk
  • Dept. of Social Services front desk
Contact: For more information call the Jackson County Public Library 828-586-2016
Dec 1    Tabletop Games at Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
Tolgard Games will be hosting tabletop games at Balsam Falls Brewing Co.  Come out, play some games, and enjoy some great beer with us!  We'll be there ready to play at 2:00 pm
 
Date: December 1, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.tolgardgames.com
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Contact: Tolgard Games 828-226-9615
Date/Time Details: Every other Sunday, starting on July 1
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 1    2019 Sylva Christmas Parade
The 2019 Sylva Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  The theme this year is "Christmas Past and Present." 
Date: December 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: https://sylvanc.govoffice3.com/
Location: The parade will start at the Sylva Fire Department at 3:00 p.m. It will proceed on West Main Street and finish at Mark Watson Park.
Contact: Contact Town of Sylva for more information 828-586-2719
Date/Time Details: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Parade starts at 3:00 p.m.
Dec 1    FEUD TIME TRIVIA
A new way to play trivia!
Feud Time is a survey-based trivia game with up to 6 players per team & 4 rounds of fun.
Date: December 1, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W MAIN ST SYLVA 28779
 
EMail: laurie@balsamfallsbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: 6PM-8PM
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 2    NSG 688/689 Seminar & Lunch

Practicum Seminar

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 336 - Classroom
Dec 2    Math 479

Capstone Seminar presentations for senior mathematics students, open to the department.

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Location: Stillwell Building - Room 424
Dec 2    MAPS

Presentations

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Conference Room B, Blue Ridge Conference Room C
Dec 2    Student Engaged Learning Experience Presentations

Please join ANSO for engaged learning experience presentations from our students.

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM
Location: McKee Building - Room G13 - Class Lab
Dec 2    ANSO Student ELE Presentations

Please join the Department of Anthropology and Sociology for a Brown Bag featuring Engaged Learning Experience presentations by students.

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM
Location: McKee Building - Room 133 - Classroom
Dec 2    Honors Presentation

Tori Combs Honors Project presentation

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Forsyth Building - Room 301 - Classroom
Dec 2    Holiday Crafts & Jazz Night

Join us for crafts and Jazz for the Holidays! It's a STICKER event (those in the know know what's going on!)

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dec 2    Opera Scenes

Opera Scenes

Date: December 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 3    MAPS

Presentations

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Conference Room B, Blue Ridge Conference Room C
Dec 3    Sylva Garden Club Meeting
Sylva Garden Club meeting is Tuesday, December 3 at the Presbyterian Church.  Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.  The agenda will be finalizing plans for the Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Dec 3    Jackson County Department On Aging Anniversary Event
Celebrating Ten Years at our County Service Park Location
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Website: https://www.aging.jacksonnc.org/
Location: 100 County Services Park
Sylva, NC 28779
Contact: Call (828) 586-5494 for more information
Date/Time Details: It is a two part event with an open house during the day from 10 AM - 2 PM and an evening event starting at 5:30 p.m.  The evening event will include presentations on our programs at the Department on Aging and history on the construction of our state-of-the-art aging complex.  Food, drinks, and door prizes will also be provided.
Dec 3    BFA Portfolio Exhibition

BFA Portfolio Exhibition: Studio and Graphic Design

November 12th - December 6th

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.

Highlighting their comprehensive course of study at Western Carolina University, this exhibition serves as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.

The exhibition features student artwork from both the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs. A list of exhibiting student artists will be available in November.

Student artist talks will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 4-5PM in Bardo Arts Center Room 130, with the reception to immediately follow from 5-7PM.

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 3    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 3    Craft Therapy
The Jackson County Public Library is starting Craft Therapy. This get-together will be the first Tuesday of each month. Craft Therapy is an evening of up-cycle crafting at the Library. Drop in for a whole session or as long as you would like. Each month will have a different theme. 
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: At the Jackson County Public Library Atrium. 
310 Keener St. 
Sylva, N.C
Contact: Jackson County Public Library 828-586-2016
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, March 5 
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m 
Fees/Admission: Free, No registration 
Dec 3    Craft Therapy: Christmas Ornaments and Cards
The Jackson County Public Library is hosting Craft Therapy: Christmas Ornaments and Cards. Participants will be making Christmas ornaments and cards.  One of the themes of Craft Therapy is for the community to exchange leftover crafting items with each other.  The holidays are the perfect time to bring in and recycle any old ornaments or decorations that you no longer use.  Some supplies will be available but participants are encouraged to bring as many supplies with them as possible.
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Jackson County Public Library
Atrium
310 Keener Street
Sylva
Contact: For more information, contact the library at 828-586-2016
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 3    Jackson County Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and Christmas Pot Luck Dinner

The Jackson County Genealogical Society will hold its Annual Meeting and Christmas Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, December 3 beginning at 6:00 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sylva.  The Fabulous Four - Kitty Jamison Brooks, Kathy Jamison McConnell, Yona Wade and Tracy Bailey, pianist, will provide holiday music.  The officers for 2020 will be installed and the Society will present the Patron Award, The Daniel Washington Deitz Memorial Award and the Robert and Drucilla Holden Award.  The dinner is open to all who have an interest in genealogy.  Paper products and drinks will be provided so bring your favorite dish and join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.  For more information please call 828-631-2646. 

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.jcgsnc.org
Location: First Presbyterian Church
46 Presbyterian Drive, Sylva
Contact: 828-631-2646
EMail: normamedford@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 3    Men's Basketball vs. Chattanooga

Men's Basketball Home Game

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Dec 3    ACE: A Christmas Carol

ACE Presents: A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:00 PM

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: PERFORMANCE HALL at BARDO ARTS CENTER
Dec 3    A Christmas Carol National Tour

A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future.

With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge, by award-winning 40 year theater veteran Scott H. Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin the holiday festivities in your community.

A Christmas Carol is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, it is the perfect family holiday event. Tickets are $5 for WCU Students | $10 for Staff/Faculty, Other Students, & Seniors | $15 for General Admission. For more information, contact the Bardo Arts Center box office at 828-227-2479 or online at bardoartscenter.wcu.eduGet your tickets online! Tickets this year are reserved. 

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dec 3    TRIVIA Tuesday at the Star Bar
TRIVIA! 
Come out to the Star Bar inside Ultra Star, and enjoy some friendly competition! Each week we have hosted Trivia! Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 Winners!
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Dec 3    Jazz Ensemble Concert

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 3    Beer Brains Team Trivia
Team Trivia starting at 8PM! Get your team of brainiacs together and come compete with us. Winning team gets a $25 gift card. Come out for the best trivia in the area with 7 rounds including audio and photo rounds.
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W. Main St., Sylva
EMail: @balsamfallsbrewing
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8-10 p.m.
Dec 4    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 4    Math 479

Capstone Seminar presentations for senior-level mathematics students, open to the department.

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Location: Stillwell Building - Room 338
Dec 4    Tolkien Presentation by Dr. Whitmire

Dr. Whitmire's presentation (a result of his semester Scholarly Development Leave on J. R. R. Tolkien), entitled “An Archaeology of Hope and Despair in the Story of Aragorn and Arwen.”  This is an event sponsored by the Philosophy & Religion Club (PaRC), though everyone is welcome!

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Stillwell Building - Room 448 - Classroom
Dec 4    Holidays at the UC

Annual Holidays at the UC will be Wednesday, Dec. 4th and Thursday, Dec. 5th. The whole family is invited for an evening of holiday activities! The festivities will take place at the AK Hinds University Center at 254 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC from 5:00pm-8:00pm. 
Prices for Activities will be listed soon! 
Participate in all activities with the Ultimate Holiday Pass for $15! 
Holiday Movie Shorts, Crafts, and Snacks are FREE! 

Miracle at WCU will be helping  Holidays at the UC. This is an event open to the public with various holiday related activities, the money raised from this event will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dec 4    W. Basketball vs Charleston Southern

W. Basketball vs Charleston Southern

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Dec 4    Brass Ensembles Concert

Performance

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 5    Intercultural Dialogue Potluck Meal & Presentation on Morocco by Siham Lekch

LOCATION: 134 Camp Building

You’re invited to a Culture Presentation on Morocco and Potluck of the intercultural dialogue group, We Walk Together! Free Food and conversation.

Presenter: Dr. Siham Lekchiri, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Allied Professions, Department of Human Services

We'll talk about upcoming intercultural events, and next month's/year’s presentations and service projects. Some people share a traditional dish from their cultural backgrounds. However, if you are in a hurry and go by the store, that's ok too! If you don't bring something, there will be plenty to share.

Host: We Walk Together Campus-Community Group

DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

Host: We Walk Together Intercultural Dialogue Group

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Dec 5    Life @ Western Carolina -Speaker Series

Lecture Series

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 346
Dec 5    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 5    BFA Portfolio Exhibition

BFA Portfolio Exhibition: Studio and Graphic Design

November 12th - December 6th

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.

Highlighting their comprehensive course of study at Western Carolina University, this exhibition serves as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.

The exhibition features student artwork from both the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs. A list of exhibiting student artists will be available in November.

Student artist talks will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 4-5PM in Bardo Arts Center Room 130, with the reception to immediately follow from 5-7PM.

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 5    BFA Portfolio Exhibition - Reception

BFA Portfolio Exhibition: Studio and Graphic Design

November 12th - December 6th

Reception: Thursday, December 5th, 5-7 PM

Student artist talks will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 4-5PM in Bardo Arts Center Room 130, with the reception to immediately follow from 5-7PM.

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.

Highlighting their comprehensive course of study at Western Carolina University, this exhibition serves as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.

The exhibition features student artwork from both the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs. A list of exhibiting student artists will be available in November.

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dec 5    History of the Present: Latin America

Presentation

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Forsyth Building - Room 213 - Classroom
Dec 5    History of the Present: Debt and Violence in Latin America's Current Crisis

LOCATION: Forsyth 213

Over the course of the past weeks and months, Latin America has faced the seismic upheaval of the present order as Latin Americans have taken to the streets and the ballot box to voice their grievances with the present state of things in the region. Protests in Chile and Ecuador, presidential elections in Argentina and Bolivia, and an uncertain peace agreement in Colombia are among just a few indications that change is on the horizon in Latin America. In this talk, we don’t want to predict the future, but rather show how history can help us understand Latin America’s present crises. We’ll focus on a few examples and how histories of violence, state debt, and finances, and dictatorship have shaped popular protests, electoral politics, and political culture.

SPEAKERS: Dr. Kyle Harvey & Dr. Susana Romero

  • Dr. Harvey is an Assistant Professor of Latin American history at Western Carolina University. He earned a PhD in Latin American History from Cornell University. Dr. Harvey’s work focuses on the history of peripheral spaces and technological change in the nineteenth century, particularly in Argentina and Chile.
  • Dr. Romero is an independent scholar. She earned a PhD in Latin American History from Cornell University. Dr. Romero studies the connected histories of urbanization and development in twentieth-century Latin America, with an emphasis on Colombia.

Hosts: WCU Spanish Program; Department of History

DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

Cover Photo: Daga95 - www.flickr.com…

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dec 5    Reception for BFA Show

Reception for BFA Show

Thursday, December 5th, 5-7 PM

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 5    Holidays at the UC

Annual Holidays at the UC will be Wednesday, Dec. 4th and Thursday, Dec. 5th. The whole family is invited for an evening of holiday activities! The festivities will take place at the AK Hinds University Center at 254 Memorial Drive, Cullowhee, NC from 5:00pm-8:00pm. 
Prices for Activities will be listed soon! 
Participate in all activities with the Ultimate Holiday Pass for $15! 
Holiday Movie Shorts, Crafts, and Snacks are FREE! 

Miracle at WCU will be helping  Holidays at the UC. This is an event open to the public with various holiday related activities, the money raised from this event will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dec 5    Kris Kringle Mingle - 2019
Please join us for the inaugural Kris Kringle Mingle.  Have your photo taken with Santa Claus, Rudolph and Santa's Elves.  Enjoy apple cider and snacks while listening to holiday music. Stay and see the Dillsboro Christmas tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. and the ribbon cutting celebration for the opening of Santa's Parlor.  Presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Dillsboro Town Hall
42 Front Street
Dillsboro, NC  28725
Contact: For more information, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828-586-2155
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 5    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Thursday night
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: $5 to $10
Dec 5    Family Night at the Library
Family night, a craft, a movie... something for the whole family.
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.fontanalib.org
Location: Jackson County Public Library
Contact: Ben Woody- 828-586-2016
EMail: bwoody@fontanalib.org
Date/Time Details: 1st Thursday each month
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 5    Angel Tree Lighting at The Greystone
In partnership with Lake Toxaway Charities, we invite you to join
us for our annual Angel Tree lighting celebration. Choose an angel
from our tree and give back to the community we love so much.
If you’re unable to attend and would like to help. Please write a check
for $250 to Lake Toxaway Charities.
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://greystoneinn.com/
Location: The Greystone Inn
220 Greystone Lane
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
Contact: The Greystone Inn
EMail: ptodd@greystoneinn.com
Date/Time Details: December 5, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Dec 5    Granny's Mason Jar- First Thursday Concert-Free Admission

Granny’s Mason Jar - First Thursday Concert at HomeBase - Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University’s First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series returns on Thursday, December 5 beginning at 7pm. The concert and jam session will feature Granny’s Mason Jar performing at HomeBase in Cullowhee on the campus of WCU.

Granny's Mason Jar brings together the talents of Jared “Blue” Smith who has previously played for The Blue Revue and the Bluegrass Lumber Company and Aaron Plantenberg (Common folk, Big House Radio) to continue the tradition of flat picking, Travis picking, and other traditional acoustic guitar styles. Smith and Plantenberg have performed together now since early 2016 and produced a self-titled CD in 2017.

As guitars became more widely available in the early 20th century, they came into the limelight as a lead instrument as opposed to an instrument for accompaniment. The tradition of fiddle tunes in Appalachian music was already centuries old, but the guitar was now more widely available, thanks to the invention of mass production techniques, and the ability to more easily distribute goods through mediums like the Sears Roebuck catalog. The guitar, began to be used to play the lead melodies and it became very fashionable to play old fiddle tunes on the guitar using a plectrum or flat pick. The practice is still alive and well today. Following in the footsteps of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Clarence White, and Tony Rice, Jared and Aaron will show their expertise while performing duets and solo tunes at this free concert.

The First Thursday concert series is free and open to the public. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam session which starts at 8pm. This session is also open to those who just want to listen. HomeBase is adjacent to the WCU campus at 82 Central Drive, Cullowhee. The First Thursday Series will continue on February 6, 2020.

For more information, call the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129 or visit mhc.wcu.edu

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dec 5    Granny's Mason Jar - First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series

LOCATION: Homebase, 82 Central Drive, east side of campus

The 7 p.m. performance will given by the two guitarists who make up Granny’s Mason Jar – Jared “Blue” Smith and Aaron Plantenberg

Smith and Plantenberg are helping to maintain the tradition of flatpicking, Merle Travis-style picking and other traditional acoustic guitar styles. Following in the footsteps of bluegrass and folk music masters Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Clarence White and Tony Rice, they will demonstrate their expertise while performing duets and solo tunes. Smith and Plantenberg, a member of WCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services staff, have performed together since early 2016 and produced a self-titled CD in 2017.

The events are free and open to the public. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, which also are open to those who just want to listen.

Host: Mountain Heritage Center

DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dec 5    Jazz Combos Concert

Jazz Combos

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 5    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Dec 6    Last Day of Classes

Last day of classes

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Dec 6    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 6    BFA Portfolio Exhibition

BFA Portfolio Exhibition: Studio and Graphic Design

November 12th - December 6th

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.

Highlighting their comprehensive course of study at Western Carolina University, this exhibition serves as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.

The exhibition features student artwork from both the Studio Art and Graphic Design programs. A list of exhibiting student artists will be available in November.

Student artist talks will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 4-5PM in Bardo Arts Center Room 130, with the reception to immediately follow from 5-7PM.

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 6    Math 479

Capstone Seminar presentations for senior mathematics students, open to the department.

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Location: Stillwell Building - Room 424
Dec 6    Employment Support
Beginning on Friday, September 6, Marne Harris, Career Advisor for the Jackson County and Swain County NCWorks Career Centers, will be available on the second floor of the Jackson County Public Library to answer any and all employment questions.  This program will happen on the first Friday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    
Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Jackson County Public Library
2nd Floor
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: Jackson County Public Library 828-586-2016
Date/Time Details: First Friday of every month 
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 6    ENGL 206 Extra Meeting

An extra meeting for a class already in this room (at this time) on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Coulter Building - Room 204 - Classroom
Dec 6 - Dec 7    Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries
Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries
A Mountain Tradition for 36 years! 
Join in the spirit and the splendor as the entire town is aglow with over 2,500 candles! 
Enjoy music, refreshments, and lots of cheer!
Visit Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause!
Horse and Buggy Rides (weather permitting)
Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.discoverjacksonnc.com/calendar-event/dillsboro-lights-luminaries/2019-12-06/
Location: Dillsboro, NC is located on US441, just south of routes 74/23,  miles west of Sylva, 14 miles north of Franklin and a pleasant hour drive from Asheville.

Free parking and shuttle rides from Monteith Park 
Date/Time Details: Friday and Saturday
December 6-7 and December 13-14
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Dec 6    Student Flute Recital

Recital

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 6    Women's Basketball vs. Cleveland State

Women's Basketball vs Cleveland State

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Dec 7 - Dec 13    Final Exams

Final Exams

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Dec 7    Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa 
Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Jackson County Senior Center 
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Fees/Admission: FREE for children ages 10 and under; $5.00 for all others. 
Dec 7    Green Energy Park: Glass Ornament Classes
What to expect: With the assistance of one of our resident artists, participants will work with molten glass to create a unique and beautiful piece of glass art.
The glass blowing sessions last 30 minutes. In each session you will learn the basics of working with glass, some of the history of glass blowing, and important safety guidelines. 
Ages 12-18 may participate with a parent present. 
Dress in cotton clothing (no polyester); wear closed shoes and long pants. 
Glass artwork available for pickup 48 hours after class. 
Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.jcgep.org
Location: Green Energy Park
Contact: To register, please call (828) 631-0271
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7th
Saturday, December 14th 
Time slots are available from 10 am to 4 pm 
Time slots will last for about 30 minutes and participants will make one ornament in that time. 
 
Fees/Admission: $35.00 per Time Slot 
Payment due at registration 
Dec 7    Liam Schaefer/Alex Jones Senior Recital

Recital

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 7    Flute Studio Recital

Recital

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 7    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Saturday night from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday night
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 7    Flute Recital

Student Performance

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 7    Men's Basketball vs. UNCA

Men's Basketball vs. UNCA

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Dec 8    Sounds of the Season

The Western Carolina University School of Music will present the annual Sounds of the Season concert on Sunday, December 8 at 3pm in the Bardo Arts Center. This is a ticketed event, purchasing details listed below.

Sounds of the Season is a holiday tradition which showcases the students and faculty of the WCU School of Music in a unique “surround sound” presentation. Large and small ensembles will appear onstage, in the balcony, and even among the audience. This year’s concert will include a variety of WCU student ensembles. The family-friendly concert concludes with a holiday sing-along and an appearance by Santa Claus.

Date: December 8, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: PERFORMANCE HALL at BARDO ARTS CENTER
Dec 8    FEUD TIME TRIVIA
A new way to play trivia!
Feud Time is a survey-based trivia game with up to 6 players per team & 4 rounds of fun.
Date: December 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W MAIN ST SYLVA 28779
 
EMail: laurie@balsamfallsbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: 6PM-8PM
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 9    EDRS Poster Presentation

Poster presentation by HESA graduate students.

Date: December 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Conference Room
Dec 9    Math 479

Capstone seminar presentations for senior-level students, open to the mathematics department.

Date: December 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Stillwell Building - Room 424
Dec 10    Whee Takeover: Fall 2019

Whee Takeover: Fall 2019

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: UC Cardinal Room, UC Catamount Room, UC Raleigh Room, UC Grandroom, Hinds University Center - Illusions, UC Theater, UC Multipurpose Room, Hinds University Center - THEATER LOBBY, Hinds University Center - Room THEATER, Hinds University Center - Room…
Dec 10    TRIVIA Tuesday at the Star Bar
TRIVIA! 
Come out to the Star Bar inside Ultra Star, and enjoy some friendly competition! Each week we have hosted Trivia! Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 Winners!
Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Dec 10    Western Carolina Civic Orchestra
The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will present its annual Community Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  The musical celebration will begin at 6:15 p.m. with caroling on the courthouse steps.  Phil and Gayle Woody will lead all comers in singing traditional carols.  They will be joined by students from the JAM Junior Appalachian Musicians program, directed by Wanda Messer.  Members of the Civic Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Damon Sink, will begin the concert at 7:00 p.m.  The Jackson County Arts Council and the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Societies will be hosting an open house and serving refreshments.  Drop in to learn more about Jackson County arts programs, history and genealogy.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Jackson County Public Library
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, contact the library at 828-586-2016
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 10    Beer Brains Team Trivia
Team Trivia starting at 8PM! Get your team of brainiacs together and come compete with us. Winning team gets a $25 gift card. Come out for the best trivia in the area with 7 rounds including audio and photo rounds.
Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W. Main St., Sylva
EMail: @balsamfallsbrewing
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8-10 p.m.
Dec 11    Adult Coloring at Balsam Falls Brewing
Have a pint and express yourself creating works of art in the beer-themed coloring books! Starting October 10,  Adult Coloring will be held every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Bring your own coloring gear or pick through our many gel pens and themed coloring books.
Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
506 W Main Street
Sylva NC 28779
Date/Time Details: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dec 11    The Mountain Winds Christmas Concert
The Mountain Winds Christmas concert will be held at Coulter Recital Hall at Western Carolina University.  The concert starts at 7:00 p.m.
Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Western Carolina University
Coulter Recital Hall
239 Memorial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 11    Mountain Winds Christmas Concert

Christmas concert

Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Dec 12    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Thursday night
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: $5 to $10
Dec 12    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Dec 13    Pop-Up Art Gallery
The Pop-up Art Gallery is a blending of tradition and modernity in cultural groups.  The exhibition will feature artists of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who offer perspectives on the blending of tradition, culture and modernity from a variety of contexts and experiences.  This project is supported by The N.C. Arts Council and Jackson County Arts Council.
Date: December 13, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Viva Arts Studio
456 West Main Street
downtown Sylva
Date/Time Details: Friday, December 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dec 13 - Dec 14    Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries
Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries
A Mountain Tradition for 36 years! 
Join in the spirit and the splendor as the entire town is aglow with over 2,500 candles! 
Enjoy music, refreshments, and lots of cheer!
Visit Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause!
Horse and Buggy Rides (weather permitting)
Date: December 13, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Dillsboro, NC is located on US441, just south of routes 74/23,  miles west of Sylva, 14 miles north of Franklin and a pleasant hour drive from Asheville.

Free parking and shuttle rides from Monteith Park 
Date/Time Details: Friday and Saturday
December 6-7 and December 13-14
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Dec 13    Christmas Movie and More
Enjoy a Christmas movie and other fun activities.Popcorn and other refreshments will be provided. 
Date: December 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee 
Date/Time Details: Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 PM
Fees/Admission: FREE event for the entire family
Dec 14    Commencement

Graduate, Honors, and Undergraduate students in the Colleges of:

·        Arts & Sciences

·        Education & Allied Professions

·        David Orr Belcher - Fine & Performing Arts


Saturday, December 14, 2018

Line-Up 9:00 am

Ceremony 10:00 am
Location: Ramsey Center


Graduate, Honors, and Undergraduate students in the Colleges of:

·        Business

·        Engineering & Technology

·        Health & Human Sciences

   
Saturday, December 14, 2018

Line-Up 2:00 pm

Ceremony 3:00 pm
Location: Ramsey Center

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Dec 14    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Saturday night from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday night
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 15    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

The Bridge Church Sunday Service: Sunday, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Studio Theater at Bardo Arts Center, PERFORMANCE HALL at BARDO ARTS CENTER, STUDIO THEATER at BARDO ARTS CENTER, GREEN ROOM
Dec 15    Tabletop Games at Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
Tolgard Games will be hosting tabletop games at Balsam Falls Brewing Co.  Come out, play some games, and enjoy some great beer with us!  We'll be there ready to play at 2:00 pm
 
Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.tolgardgames.com
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Contact: Tolgard Games 828-226-9615
Date/Time Details: Every other Sunday, starting on July 1
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 15    FEUD TIME TRIVIA
A new way to play trivia!
Feud Time is a survey-based trivia game with up to 6 players per team & 4 rounds of fun.
Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W MAIN ST SYLVA 28779
 
EMail: laurie@balsamfallsbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: 6PM-8PM
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 16    All Grades Due By 10:00 a.m.

All grades are due by 10:00 a.m.

Date: December 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Dec 16 - Jan 13    Museum Closed

The WCU Fine Art Museum will be Closed for Winter Break from December 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019.

We will be busy installing new exhibits and reopen on January 14.

Date: December 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: BAC FINE ART MUSEUM, Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Dec 16    Game Night at City Lights Cafe
Game night at City Lights Cafe and Bookstore features Brainy Games in the Bookstore, Cornhole & Washers in the Café from 6-8 pm every third Monday night.
Date: December 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.citylightscafe.com
Contact: 828-587-2233
Dec 17    TRIVIA Tuesday at the Star Bar
TRIVIA! 
Come out to the Star Bar inside Ultra Star, and enjoy some friendly competition! Each week we have hosted Trivia! Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 Winners!
Date: December 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Dec 17    Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech

Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech

Date: December 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Dec 17    Beer Brains Team Trivia
Team Trivia starting at 8PM! Get your team of brainiacs together and come compete with us. Winning team gets a $25 gift card. Come out for the best trivia in the area with 7 rounds including audio and photo rounds.
Date: December 17, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W. Main St., Sylva
EMail: @balsamfallsbrewing
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8-10 p.m.
Dec 18    Paint N Pour
$20 all materials provided please RSVP on Balsam Falls Facebook page.
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 W Main Street
Sylva
Date/Time Details: 7pm-9pm
Fees/Admission: $20
Dec 19    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Thursday night
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: $5 to $10
Dec 19    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Dec 20    Senior Sale Day
At Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, Seniors (60+) take a 20% discount off all purchases. 
Date: December 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Friends of the Library Used Bookstore
536 West Main Street
Downtown Sylva, NC
828-586-1221
EMail: info@jacksoncountylibraryfriends.org
Date/Time Details: Bookstore is open weekdays 10-4, Fridays and Saturdays 10-6, and Sundays 1-4. 
Dec 21    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Saturday night from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Date: December 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday night
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 21    W. Basketball vs. Winthrop

W. Basketball vs. Campbell

Date: December 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Dec 22    FEUD TIME TRIVIA
A new way to play trivia!
Feud Time is a survey-based trivia game with up to 6 players per team & 4 rounds of fun.
Date: December 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W MAIN ST SYLVA 28779
 
EMail: laurie@balsamfallsbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: 6PM-8PM
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 24    TRIVIA Tuesday at the Star Bar
TRIVIA! 
Come out to the Star Bar inside Ultra Star, and enjoy some friendly competition! Each week we have hosted Trivia! Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 Winners!
Date: December 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Dec 24    Beer Brains Team Trivia
Team Trivia starting at 8PM! Get your team of brainiacs together and come compete with us. Winning team gets a $25 gift card. Come out for the best trivia in the area with 7 rounds including audio and photo rounds.
Date: December 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W. Main St., Sylva
EMail: @balsamfallsbrewing
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8-10 p.m.
Dec 26    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Date: December 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Thursday night
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: $5 to $10
Dec 26    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: December 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Dec 28    Men's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

Men's Basketball vs. Piedmont College

Date: December 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Main Arena, Ramsey Center Hospitality Room
Dec 28    Wine Tasting
Join us for wine tasting at The Wine Bar & Cellar in downtown Sylva.  Every Saturday night from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Date: December 28, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Wine Bar & Cellar
470 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: For more information, call Mary (bar manager) at 828-631-3075
EMail: info@thewinebarandcellar.com
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday night
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 29    Tabletop Games at Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
Tolgard Games will be hosting tabletop games at Balsam Falls Brewing Co.  Come out, play some games, and enjoy some great beer with us!  We'll be there ready to play at 2:00 pm
 
Date: December 29, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.tolgardgames.com
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co.
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Contact: Tolgard Games 828-226-9615
Date/Time Details: Every other Sunday, starting on July 1
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 29    FEUD TIME TRIVIA
A new way to play trivia!
Feud Time is a survey-based trivia game with up to 6 players per team & 4 rounds of fun.
Date: December 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W MAIN ST SYLVA 28779
 
EMail: laurie@balsamfallsbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: 6PM-8PM
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 31 - Jan 1    Ring in the New Year at Fontana Village
New Year's Eve Party 
DJ/ Full Bar ( 21 years & older)/ Party Favors/ NYE Countdown/ Champagne Toast/ Dancing all night/ Balloon Drop/ Entertainment for Kids.
Dinner buffet starts at 6:00 pm and the New Year's Eve Party continues through the night! 
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location: Fontana Village Resort and Marina 
Date/Time Details: Dec 31, 2019 
6:00 pm 
Fees/Admission: Reservations call 800-849-2258
Dec 31 - Jan 1    CHEERS TO A NEW YEAR!
Ring in 2020 at The Greystone with a good old-fashioned dinner
and dance. Enjoy a three-course dinner in our Lakeside Dining
Room before moving to the mansion for a night of dancing.
NYE Dinner and Dancing: $75 per person. Includes dinner and
dancing. Does not include alcohol, tax, or gratuity.
Stay the night…room rates starting at $249 per night
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Website: https://greystoneinn.com/
Location: The Greystone Inn
220 Greystone Lane
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
Contact: The Greystone Inn
EMail: ptodd@greystoneinn.com
Date/Time Details: December 31, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Dec 31    TRIVIA Tuesday at the Star Bar
TRIVIA! 
Come out to the Star Bar inside Ultra Star, and enjoy some friendly competition! Each week we have hosted Trivia! Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3 Winners!
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Dec 31    Beer Brains Team Trivia
Team Trivia starting at 8PM! Get your team of brainiacs together and come compete with us. Winning team gets a $25 gift card. Come out for the best trivia in the area with 7 rounds including audio and photo rounds.
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing
506 W. Main St., Sylva
EMail: @balsamfallsbrewing
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8-10 p.m.