Events for August 2019
Jackson County Chamber & Visitor Center
Jul 1 - Aug 6    Fall Golf League (10 week League)
Fall Golf League!
Registration is beginning on July 1st and ending August 6th 
The league is beginning on August 6th.
League will be Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m  
Date: July 1, 2019
Website: http://www.carolinamountaingolf.com/
Location: Smoky Mountain Country Club 
1300 Conleys Creek Rd. 
Whittier, NC 28789
Contact: Smoky Mountain Country Club 828-497-7622
Date/Time Details: Registration begins July 1st to August 6th 

League starts : Tuesday, August 6th 
Starting at 5:30 p.m
Fees/Admission: $10 to enter AND $20 each week paid to golf course.  
Jul 25 - Aug 8    Grassroots Subgrant Applications Available: Jackson County Arts Council
Jackson County Arts Council is now accepting applications for Grassroots subgrants. Jackson County Arts Council administers the Grassroots Arts Program Grant in accordance with current guidelines, policies, and requirements outlined by the North Carolina Arts Council. The Grassroots Arts Program Sub-grant provides financial support for Jackson County community groups and nonprofit organizations that offer programs and projects that enhance the arts for county residents. Grassroots Sub-grants are awarded to organizations in all cultural disciplines through a competitive application and review process. The applicant organization must be based in Jackson County and produce its programming in Jackson County. Sub-grants are not awarded to support fund-raising activities. Grassroots grants are matching grants that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the receiving organization.
Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jackson County Arts Council 
310 Keener St, Sylva, North Carolina 28779
Contact: For more information please contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 828-507-9820 or by email at info@jacksoncountyarts.org
EMail: info@jacksoncountyarts.org
Date/Time Details: Jul 25 at 8:00 p.m. - Aug 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Aug 1 - Aug 31    Adult Futsal league
Adult Futsal League ( 5 v 5 ) 
Registration August 1st to August 31st 
Max players is 10 
Coaches meeting is September 16 at 6 p.m 
Games will be played Monday at the recreation center in Cullowhee Beginning September 23rd 
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Website: https://www.rec.jacksonnc.org/
Location: Cullowhee Recreation Center
88 Cullowhee Mountain Rd. 
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Contact: Cullowhee Recreation Center 828-293-3053
Fees/Admission: $175 per team 
Aug 1    CS Capstone summer presentations

Student presentations for CS summer capstones

Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Stillwell Building - Room 424
Aug 1    Family Night at the Library
Family night, a craft, a movie... something for the whole family.
Date: August 1, 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
Aug 1    Herbalist Class at Jackson County Public Library
Asheville herbalist Heather Perry is returning to the Jackson County Public Library. Ms. Perry's class this time is harvesting, drying and extracting herbs. In this class participants will learn :
When and how to harvest your medicinal plant. 
How to prep and process the plant for extracting. 
Different types of extracting methods. 
Different plants and their uses. 
To create your own medicine for home use.
This event is sponsored by the Jackson County Public Library and Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.fontanalib.org
Location: Jackson County Public Library 
310 Keener st. 
Sylva, NC 28779
 
Contact: 828-586-2016
Date/Time Details: Thursday, August 1st 2019 
At 6:00 pm 
 
Fees/Admission: This event is free of charge. 
Aug 1    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Aug 2 - Aug 3    Talking Trees Trout Derby
Date: August 2, 2019
Website: http://Cherokeetoutderby.com
Contact: 828-359-6492 - Frieda Huskey Lisa Frady - 828-359-6471
Aug 2    Concerts on the Creek - Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats 2019
On Friday, Aug. 2, the series welcomes Andrew Scotchie and The River Rats. They will bring a high energy brand of rock and roll to Sylva. Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats formed in Asheville, N.C., in late 2011. Revered for their high energy live shows, dynamic musicianship & Scotchie’s larger than life stage presence, the band has continued to craft their hard driving style of rock n roll and are dedicated to building their musical family.

Consistent studio recordings, year round touring, earnest songwriting & sharing show bills with legends such as Sonny Landreth, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Drivin N Cryin has made Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats one of the industry’s fastest growing rock n roll bands. Their influences include Tom Petty, the Black Keys, The Drive By Truckers, BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, and Cage the Elephant.

Held from 7-9 p.m. every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day at the Bridge Park in Sylva, these FREE, family-friendly events are organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Bring a chair or blanket. Donations are greatly appreciated.
The featured food vendors for this concert are South of Philly and Little Jimmy's Italian Ice. 

Please visit www.mountainlovers.com or call 828-586-2155 for more information.
Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheCreek/
Location: Bridge Park Pavillion 
76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, N.C 28779
Contact: Chamber of Commerce (828) 586-2155
Date/Time Details: Every Friday
Memorial day through Labor Day
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m 
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 3    Triple Arts Camp Performance

Public performance of Triple Arts Camp Production

Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: PERFORMANCE HALL at BARDO ARTS CENTER
Aug 4    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: August 4, 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
Aug 5 - Aug 9    Critter Camp August 2019
The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society introduces Critter Camp! A brand new summer camp program for rising first-graders through rising sixth-graders. 
Three weeks of Critter Camp will be offered in 2019. 
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer and Foster. 
Each Week features fun, immersive experiences with animals at the no kill animal shelter! 
 
Date: August 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cashiers- Highlands Humane Society 
200 gable Drive
Sapphire, NC 28774
Contact: 828-743-5752
EMail: info@CHhumanesociety.org
Date/Time Details: August 5th - 9th  
9 am - 4 pm 
 
Fees/Admission: $300 Each Week, per Child 
Max 12 number of children 
Aug 5    Casino Employee Day
Monday is Casino Employee Day.  Casino Employee badges get you 10% off.  Come spend your "weekend" with us!
Date: August 5, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/401965046666206/
Location: The Sneak E Squirrel
EMail: sneakesquirrel@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Mondays 2p-12a
Aug 5    Cherokee Language Class

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger labeled the eastern dialect of Cherokee as severely endangered in 2010. There are roughly 226 fluent speakers of the Cherokee language. Instructors Roger Smoker and Micah Swimmer are working diligently to change that.

This class is an introduction to the Cherokee Syllabary, pronunciation of sounds, and greetings. The class will be 2 nights a week for 3 weeks. Each student will be given a syllabary to take home.
 

Date: August 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/classes.html
Location: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771 
Contact: 828-479-6634
Date/Time Details: August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 and 22 
(Mondays & Thursdays) 
6 pm - 8 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free maximum of 25 participants - must register online
Aug 6    Last Day of Classes

Last day of classes.

Date: August 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Aug 6    NSG 688/689 Seminar

Clinical Seminar

Date: August 6, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 338 - Classroom
Aug 6    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: August 6, 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 
Aug 6    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: August 6, 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.
Aug 7    Tough Trivia W/Martha
Try and figure out what random questions Martha will ask this week at our weekly team trivia.  Teams up to 5 people, 2 rounds, $20 gift card for winning team and shenanigans! 
Date: August 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location: Innovation Station
40 Depot St
Dillsboro, NC 28725
EMail: innovationstation@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Every Wednesday @7:30pm
Fees/Admission: Free to play
Aug 7    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Innovation Station- Dillsboro, Beer & Book Trivia with Sam & Duffy
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 7, 2019
7:30 p.m. 
Aug 8    SCC - Welcome Back for Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Date: August 8, 2019
Website: http://www.southwesterncc.edu
Contact: Nan Coulter
EMail: n_coulter@southwesterncc.edu
Aug 8 - Aug 25    Cherokee Language Class

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger labeled the eastern dialect of Cherokee as severely endangered in 2010. There are roughly 226 fluent speakers of the Cherokee language. Instructors Roger Smoker and Micah Swimmer are working diligently to change that.

This class is an introduction to the Cherokee Syllabary, pronunciation of sounds, and greetings. The class will be 2 nights a week for 3 weeks. Each student will be given a syllabary to take home.
 

Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/classes.html
Location: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771 
Contact: 828-479-6634
Date/Time Details: August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 and 22 
(Mondays & Thursdays) 
6 pm - 8 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free maximum of 25 participants - must register online
Aug 8    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Aug 9    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 9, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Satulah Mountain Brewery- Highlands Beer School Drop in, Flight discount all day!
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 9, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aug 9    Photography and Woodworking show - Gallery 1 - Tia Corbin and Warren Carpenter
Gallery 1 Sylva presents the work of Tia Corbin photographer and Warren Carpenter Woodworker.   The opening of the show begins with a reception on August 9th at 5:00 p.m.   The work will remain on exhibit during the months of August and September.   
Date: August 9, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery 1 Sylva, 604 West Main Street, Sylva, N.C.  28779
Contact: Pamela Haddock
EMail: art@gallery1sylva.com
Date/Time Details: Reception: Friday, August 9th 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours:   Thursday and Friday 11-3:00, Saturday 12-4:00
Fees/Admission: free admission
Aug 9    Concerts on the Creek -Tuxedo Junction 2019
Concerts on the Creek are free and open to anyone. Bring a blanket and a chair and enjoy an evening of beautiful music. Check Facebook for cancellations or rescheduling. Tuxedo Junction is playing Classic hit music. 
The featured food vendors for this concert are South of Philly and Little Jimmy's Italian Ice. 
Date: August 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheCreek/
Location: Bridge Park Pavillion 
76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, N.C 28779
Contact: Chamber of Commerce (828) 586-2155
Date/Time Details: Every Friday
Memorial day through Labor Day
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m 
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 10    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Currahee Brewing Co- Franklin 
Yoga with Beyond Bending Yoga 
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 10, 2019
11:00 a.m. 
Aug 11    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: August 11, 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
Aug 11    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: August 11, 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
Aug 12    SCC - New Student Orientation
Date: August 12, 2019
Website: http://www.southwesterncc.edu
Contact: Nan Coulter
EMail: n_coulter@southwesterncc.edu
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
Aug 12    EMC Boot Camp

Driver Training - Classroom portion

Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Health and Human Sciences Building - Room 349 - Classroom
Aug 12    Casino Employee Day
Monday is Casino Employee Day.  Casino Employee badges get you 10% off.  Come spend your "weekend" with us!
Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/401965046666206/
Location: The Sneak E Squirrel
EMail: sneakesquirrel@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Mondays 2p-12a
Aug 12 - Aug 29    Cherokee Language Class

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger labeled the eastern dialect of Cherokee as severely endangered in 2010. There are roughly 226 fluent speakers of the Cherokee language. Instructors Roger Smoker and Micah Swimmer are working diligently to change that.

This class is an introduction to the Cherokee Syllabary, pronunciation of sounds, and greetings. The class will be 2 nights a week for 3 weeks. Each student will be given a syllabary to take home.
 

Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/classes.html
Location: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771 
Contact: 828-479-6634
Date/Time Details: August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 and 22 
(Mondays & Thursdays) 
6 pm - 8 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free maximum of 25 participants - must register online
Aug 13    EMC Boot Camp

Nutrition and Health for the EMT

Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Health and Human Sciences Building - Room 433 - Classroom
Aug 13    NSG 688/689 Seminar

Clinical Seminar

Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 338 - Classroom
Aug 13    Carolina Smokies Realtor Foundation Scholarship Fund Raiser
Enjoy an evening of live music, pizza and beverages at one of Jackson County's most popular sites.
Door prizes.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Carolina Smokies Realtor Foundation to provide scholarships to future students from Macon, Jackson and Swain Counties. 
Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Innovation Station
40 Depo Street
Dillsboro, NC 28725
Contact: 828-524-1179
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, August 13th 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Aug 13    Women's Soccer vs App State (Exhibition)

n/a

Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Catamount Track and Soccer Field
Aug 13    MerleFest Winner to Play Concert at Library
The Jackson County Public Library is hosting a musical concert featuring Ashley Heath.
Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library
Contact: Call Ben Woody at (828) 586-2016 or email at bwoody@fontanalib.org
EMail: bwoody@fontanalib.org
Date/Time Details: August 13, 2019 
7:00 P.M.
Fees/Admission: This program is free of charge.
Aug 13    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Innovation Brewing Co- Sylva Beer Jeopardy with Alex Quebec 
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 13, 2019
7:30 p.m. 
Aug 13    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: August 13, 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.
Aug 14    Southwestern Community College - Fall Classes Start
Date: August 14, 2019
Website: http://www.southwesterncc.edu
Contact: Nan Coulter
EMail: n_coulter@southwesterncc.edu
Aug 14    Chancellor's Opening Assembly

Chancellor's Opening Assembly

Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: PERFORMANCE HALL at BARDO ARTS CENTER, Fine Art Museum Star Atrium - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 14    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: August 14, 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
Aug 14    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Mountain Layers- Bryson City Pint O' Library Trivia
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 14, 2019
7:00 p.m. 
Aug 14    Tough Trivia W/Martha
Try and figure out what random questions Martha will ask this week at our weekly team trivia.  Teams up to 5 people, 2 rounds, $20 gift card for winning team and shenanigans! 
Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location: Innovation Station
40 Depot St
Dillsboro, NC 28725
EMail: innovationstation@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Every Wednesday @7:30pm
Fees/Admission: Free to play
Aug 15    EMC Boot Camp

Research Class with Ann Hallyburton

Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Health and Human Sciences Building - Room 421 - Classroom
Aug 15    Lazy Hiker Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen Ribbon Cutting Celebration - 2019
The Lazy Hiker Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen will have their ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, August 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Taste beer samples
  • Meet staff
  • Try new menu items
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Website: http://www.mountainlovers.com
Location: Lazy Hiker Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen
617 W. Main Street
Downtown Sylva 
Contact: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 828-586-2155
Date/Time Details: Thursday,  August 15, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 12 by calling the chamber at 828-586-2155 or register online at www.mountainlovers.com.
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 15 - Sep 1    Cherokee Language Class

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger labeled the eastern dialect of Cherokee as severely endangered in 2010. There are roughly 226 fluent speakers of the Cherokee language. Instructors Roger Smoker and Micah Swimmer are working diligently to change that.

This class is an introduction to the Cherokee Syllabary, pronunciation of sounds, and greetings. The class will be 2 nights a week for 3 weeks. Each student will be given a syllabary to take home.
 

Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/classes.html
Location: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771 
Contact: 828-479-6634
Date/Time Details: August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 and 22 
(Mondays & Thursdays) 
6 pm - 8 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free maximum of 25 participants - must register online
Aug 15    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Aug 16    Senior Sale Day
At Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, Seniors (60+) take a 20% discount off all purchases. 
Date: August 16, 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. 
Aug 16    Residence Halls Open

Residence Halls open for students

Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Aug 16    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Lazy Hiker Brewing Co- Franklin Beer Release and Benefit 
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 16, 2019
5:30 p.m. 
Aug 16    Women's Soccer @ Winthrop (Exhibition)

n/a

Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Athletics Away Games
Aug 16    Concerts on the Creek - Mama Danger 2019
On Friday, Aug. 16, the series welcomes the band Mama Danger to the stage. Mama Danger is a contemporary acoustic string ensemble that explores the dynamic realms of all sorts of acoustic music. Based out of Asheville, N.C., band members Gabriela Rose: banjo, guitar and Nick Cameron: mandolin, specialize in Folk, Bluegrass, Newgrass, and Mountain Jazz.

The band is influenced by such groups as the Punch Brothers, Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lowland Hum, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Nickel Creek, I'm With Her, and Mandolin Orange.

Held from 7-9 p.m. every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day at the Bridge Park in Sylva, these FREE, family-friendly events are organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Bring a chair or blanket. Donations are greatly appreciated. The featured food vendors for this concert are South of Philly and Little Jimmy's Italian Ice. 

Please visit www.mountainlovers.com or call 828-586-2155 for more information.Concerts on the Creek are free and open to anyone. Bring a blanket and a chair and enjoy an evening of beautiful music. Check Facebook for cancellations or rescheduling.
Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheCreek/
Location: Bridge Park Pavillion 
76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, N.C 28779
Contact: Chamber of Commerce (828) 586-2155
Date/Time Details: Every Friday
Memorial day through Labor Day
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m 
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 17    Broom Making with Mickey Sizemore
Explore the Appalachian craft and the basics of broom making while making your very own cobweb broom.  The cobweb broom is made to access hard to reach areas.  Moderate hand and arm strength are needed to make the broom.  It may be helpful to wear long pants and it is recommended to bring an old towel or apron to wear.  The class is limited to 10 people.  Anyone interested can view a video on what the class will look like:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DsEFhqi8ys
Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Jackson County Public Library
Atrium
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: Jackson County Public Library 828-586-2016
Date/Time Details: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Class starts at 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 17    Valley Ballyhoo

Come meet with recognized clubs, departments, and community partners to find your areas of involvement for this year. You’ll make connections, gather information to review and make plans for the year, and leave with a lot of free items! For more information about Week of Welcome.

Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Aug 17    Stand Up NBC Comedy Night

Join Last Minute Productions for an evening of comedy as we host the winner of StandUp NBCs national comedy scouting program which identifies the up-and-coming comedians in the industry. Mike E. Winfield and Ali Clayton will keep you laughing all night!

Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 18    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

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

Date: August 18, 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
Aug 18    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: August 18, 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
Aug 18    Movie on the Lawn: Aladdin!

It's the first movie on the lawn of the school year! We'll be featuring the 2019 Aladdin!

Date: August 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Aug 19 - Sep 20    Red Zone

Come to ICA to participate in a service activity to help local domestic violence organizations. 

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Aug 19 - Sep 27    We Need To Talk - Interactive Gallery Exhibit

Inspired by the 2019-2020 One Book, We Need to Talk, Intercultural Affairs invites you to jump in to the Conversation Pit (ball pit) to engage in dialogue with a fellow student.  This interactive gallery display will be open during business hours from August 19th through September 27th, and will have conversation prompts specific to different theme.

Themes
August 19th – August 23rd: We Need To Talk
August 26th – August 30th: Red Zone
September 2nd – September 20th: The Six Weeks That Changed Everything (Lavern Allen)

September 23rd – September 27th: Pride

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 19    First Day of Classes

First day of classes for all students.

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Aug 19 - Aug 23    Add-Drop

Add-Drop

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 19    Casino Employee Day
Monday is Casino Employee Day.  Casino Employee badges get you 10% off.  Come spend your "weekend" with us!
Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/401965046666206/
Location: The Sneak E Squirrel
EMail: sneakesquirrel@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Mondays 2p-12a
Aug 19    NA Program - Guest Speaker

Guest speaker on substance abuse

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 346
Aug 19 - Sep 5    Cherokee Language Class

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger labeled the eastern dialect of Cherokee as severely endangered in 2010. There are roughly 226 fluent speakers of the Cherokee language. Instructors Roger Smoker and Micah Swimmer are working diligently to change that.

This class is an introduction to the Cherokee Syllabary, pronunciation of sounds, and greetings. The class will be 2 nights a week for 3 weeks. Each student will be given a syllabary to take home.
 

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/classes.html
Location: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771 
Contact: 828-479-6634
Date/Time Details: August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 and 22 
(Mondays & Thursdays) 
6 pm - 8 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free maximum of 25 participants - must register online
Aug 19    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: August 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.citylightscafe.com
Contact: 828-587-2233
Aug 19    Jackson County Republican Party Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Jackson County Republican Party.
Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Dillsboro Masonic Lodge
The Dillsboro Masonic Lodge at 223 Wikes Crescent Dr. Sylva NC, from Sylva toward Dillsboro on Main St. turn left by the old Pontiac dealership on Wilkes Crescent Drive, across from Southern Concrete. Look for the Lodge’s 4' x 8' sign at the entrance to the driveway. From Dillsboro toward Sylva turn right onto Wikes Crescent Drive across from B & Al's Restaurant. The entrance to the Lodge is on the road to your right next to the 4' x 8' sign.
Contact: For Additional Information; Contact George Durden, Chairman Jackson County GOP, 828-293-6022.
Date/Time Details: Monday, August 19th at 6:30 pm.
Aug 19    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Nantahala Outpost- Sylva Beer Bingo 
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. 
Aug 20    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

Date: August 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 20    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 20    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 20    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Lazy Hiker Brewing Co- Sylva at Mad Batter -Beer Release and Benefit 
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 20, 2019
5:30 p.m. 
Aug 20    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: August 20, 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.
Aug 21    ECET 231 Ritenour

ECET 231 lec/lab needed for Dr. Ritenour

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 9:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Center for Applied Technology - Room 219
Aug 21    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 21    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 21    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 21    The Conversation Pit

Inspired by the 2019-2020 One Book, We Need to Talk, the Office of Student Transitions invites you to jump in to the Conversation Pit (ball pit) to engage in dialogue with a fellow student.

Facilitated by student members of the ICA Council.

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Hinds University Center - Room 2ND LOBBY3, Hinds University Center - Room 2ND LOBBY4, Blue Ridge Lawn
Aug 21    ENGR 350 Classrooms

ENGR 350  70 - 71  Dr. Stone and Dr. Tanaka combined courses

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 104 - Class Lab
Aug 21    Bob Ross Style Painting Party

LMP is hosting a painting party Bob Ross style!

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug 21    Paint N Pour
$20 all materials provided please RSVP on Balsam Falls Facebook page.
Date: August 21, 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
Aug 21    Tough Trivia W/Martha
Try and figure out what random questions Martha will ask this week at our weekly team trivia.  Teams up to 5 people, 2 rounds, $20 gift card for winning team and shenanigans! 
Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location: Innovation Station
40 Depot St
Dillsboro, NC 28725
EMail: innovationstation@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Every Wednesday @7:30pm
Fees/Admission: Free to play
Aug 22    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 22    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

A reception and performance for Gauge will be on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7 PM.

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 22    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 22    S.T.I.R. - 2019 Nantahala Brewing Co.
The Chamber's August S.T.I.R. event will be hosted by our new member Nantahala Brewing Company.  
  • Ribbon Cutting at 11:15 a.m.
  • Complimentary buffet style lunch
  • One (1) ticket to sample beer
  • Tour facility
  • Networking
  • Door Prizes
Please RSVP by Monday, August 19.
Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Nantahala Brewing Co. 
5 Grindstaff Cove Road
Sylva, NC
Contact: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 828-586-2155
Date/Time Details: Thursday, August 22
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 22    The Conversation Pit

Inspired by the 2019-2020 One Book, We Need to Talk, the Office of Student Transitions invites you to jump in to the Conversation Pit (ball pit) to engage in dialogue with a fellow student.

Facilitated by student members of the ICA Council.

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Hinds University Center - Room 2ND LOBBY3, Hinds University Center - Room 2ND LOBBY4, Blue Ridge Lawn
Aug 22 - Sep 8    Cherokee Language Class

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger labeled the eastern dialect of Cherokee as severely endangered in 2010. There are roughly 226 fluent speakers of the Cherokee language. Instructors Roger Smoker and Micah Swimmer are working diligently to change that.

This class is an introduction to the Cherokee Syllabary, pronunciation of sounds, and greetings. The class will be 2 nights a week for 3 weeks. Each student will be given a syllabary to take home.
 

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/classes.html
Location: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 
121 Schoolhouse Road
Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771 
Contact: 828-479-6634
Date/Time Details: August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19 and 22 
(Mondays & Thursdays) 
6 pm - 8 pm 
Fees/Admission: Free maximum of 25 participants - must register online
Aug 22    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Whiteside Brewing Co- Cashiers Beer Tasting at 6:00 p.m.
Find a Fake Trivia at 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 22, 2019
6:00 p.m. 
Aug 22    Outdoor Adventure Speaker

Speaker

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: UC Theater
Aug 22    Intercultural Dialogue Potluck Dinner-Ghana

The invitation is as always: come if you can, stay a while, bring just yourself or friends and family, share a meal whether or not you bring anything.

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Stephen Owusu, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, will have a presentation about Ghana culture.

We'll talk about upcoming intercultural events and next month's service project. And enjoy each other's company. Many people share a traditional dish from their cultural backgrounds. However, if you are in a hurry and run by Ingles on your way that is OK! And if you don't have time to stop and get something, that too is OK. We should have plenty to share! We value your presence and will be honored that you have carved out some time from your busy lives and schedules to spend some time with us!

LOCATION: WCU Camp Building - (One story building across the street from Bardo Performing Arts Center; When you face the building, Admissions is at the end on the right; Campus Parking is in the middle; Enter the door on the LEFT END)

HOST: WWT (We Walk Together) campus-community group

DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Aug 22    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Aug 23 - Aug 25    Cherokee Comicon
Date: August 23, 2019
Website: http://Visitcherokeenc.com
Contact: Welcome Center at 1-800-438-1601.
Aug 23    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 23    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 23    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 23    Concerts on the Creek - Troy Underwood 2019
On Friday, Aug. 23, we welcome Troy Underwood. Troy Underwood is a soul man. With a voice that would be the envy of any in Nashville, and a bone-deep groove Underwood can paint on as broad an aural landscape as he wishes. Whether it’s channeling Tony Joe White on his sizzling “Summertime In Georgia,” romancing the ether with “Dance In The Kitchen,” or bringing down the house with “Big Bottom Girls,” Underwood defies categorization.

Underwood hails from Ringgold, Ga., and has earned a loyal coterie of fans everywhere he plays.

Held from 7-9 p.m. every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day at the Bridge Park in Sylva, these FREE, family-friendly events are organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Bring a chair or blanket. Donations are greatly appreciated.
The featured food vendors for this concert are Al's BBQ & More and Little Jimmy's Italian Ice. 
Please visit www.mountainlovers.com or call 828-586-2155 for more information.
 
Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheCreek/
Location: Bridge Park Pavillion 
76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, N.C 28779
Contact: Chamber of Commerce (828) 586-2155
Date/Time Details: Every Friday
Memorial day through Labor Day
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m 
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 23    Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets 2

Join us for LMP Movie Night! $2 for WCU Students/$5 Everyone else. Popcorn and drinks are FREE! #wesharethepopcorn

Showings are 7pm & 10pm at the UC Theater!

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 23    WOW Concert featuring lovelytheband

Making a stop on their Finding It Hard to Smile Tour! Come see lovelytheband with special guests Arts Fishing Club for FREE!

Come see lovelytheband on the Central Plaza! 

If it rains, we'll be in the UC Grand Room!

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 23 - Aug 24    Throwback Time Machine Dance Party

Join our intrepid DJ/hosts as they push ‘the big red button’ and launch the Throwback Time Machine, the craziest video dance party this side of the 21st Century. You’ll be transported back in time by our resident spinner as he drops the biggest tracks and the most memorable pop videos from the past five decades.

We'll be in UC Illusions!

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Aug 24    Volleyball Exhibition Match

Volleyball Exhibition Match

Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Aug 24    Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets 2

Join us for LMP Movie Night! $2 for WCU Students/$5 Everyone else. Popcorn and drinks are FREE! #wesharethepopcorn

Showings are 7pm & 10pm at the UC Theater!

Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 25    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

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

Date: August 25, 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
Aug 25    Paint & Sip

Come and paint your memorable piece of art, while enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery on our Outdoor Patio. There will also be food and drink specials available for purchase.

Date: August 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.ultrastarnc.com
Location: This is held on the beautiful outdoor patio at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, @ Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Contact: For more information, email Robin @ wncpaintevents@gmail.com
EMail: wncpaintevents@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: This is held the last Sunday of every month @ 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission: The cost is $30.00/pp This fee includes everything you will need to create your memorable piece of art!
Aug 25    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: August 25, 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
Aug 25    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: August 25, 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
Aug 25    Women's Soccer vs Gardner-Webb

n/a

Date: August 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Catamount Track and Soccer Field
Aug 26 - Aug 30    Late Registration

Late Registration

Date: August 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 27    Best of the West: Spoken Word Sign ups!

Are you a poet who likes to perform?  Join us for the first Best of the West Competition featuring Spoken Word.  You will have 7 minutes to give us your best poems.  We will name one audience choice and one Best of the West!  Winners receive prizes and go on to compete with other Best of the West winners in the series finale held during Student Appreciation Week.

Sign up at the UC Guest Services desk - 2nd Floor AK Hinds University Center.  Limited to the first 10 students to sign up!

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 27    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 27    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 27    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 27    Open Mic Night

We're looking for anyone on this campus who wants to come and showcase their hidden talents in front of their friends and fellow Catamounts! Everyone Welcome!

We'll be in UC Illusions!

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug 27    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: August 27, 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.
Aug 28    Best of the West: Spoken Word Sign ups!

Are you a poet who likes to perform?  Join us for the first Best of the West Competition featuring Spoken Word.  You will have 7 minutes to give us your best poems.  We will name one audience choice and one Best of the West!  Winners receive prizes and go on to compete with other Best of the West winners in the series finale held during Student Appreciation Week.

Sign up at the UC Guest Services desk - 2nd Floor AK Hinds University Center.  Limited to the first 10 students to sign up!

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 28    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 28    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 28    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 28    Blue Plate Special Luncheon Fundraiser

Thanks to our wonderful Sponsor – 
HARRAH'S Cherokee Casino Resort!

MENU

Bayou Beef Stew (Slow-cooked & Tender with Caribbean Jerk Spices)
Creole Chicken Gumbo (Chicken, Andouille Sausage & Okra)
Portabella Etouffee: Vegetarian (Portabella Mushrooms, Seitan, Chickpeas and Summer Squash)

Dirty Rice
Cajun Butter Beans
Corn Maque Choux
Pepper Jelly Coleslaw
Louisiana-Style Hushpuppies

Bourbon Street Bread Pudding (Banana Fosters Sauce)

 

The cost is a minimum $7 donation. Dine-in or carry-out meals are available.

Carry-out orders can be called in as early as Monday 8/26
/19 at 586-6782.

The Community Table is located on Central Street next to Sylva Pool. Additional parking is available at Bridge Park.

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Website: https://www.communitytable.org
Location:

The Community Table
23 Central Street
Sylva, NC 28779

Contact: 8285866782
EMail: CTofJackson@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
11am-2pm
 
Fees/Admission: $7.00 Minimum Donation
Aug 28    Legacy of Leadership: The Pinchot Family Influence on Sustainability in the U.S.

A TED Style presentation by Mr. & Mrs. Gifford Pinchot III, American entrepreneur, author, inventor, and president of Pinchot & Co. They are credited with inventing the concept of intrapreneurship. Pinchot & Co. has served over half of Fortune 100 & helped clients launch over 800 new products and businesses. In 2002 they founded the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, now merged with Presidio Graduate School. BGI was the first graduate school in the U. S. to offer an MBA in sustainable business. Gifford III is also the grandson of the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service & 28th Gov. of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot Sr. Pinchot III has been recognized for carrying on his grandfather's work in conservationism, which has deep connections to our region, George Vanderbilt & Biltmore Estate.

This interview from The Today Show gives an overview of the Pinchots' work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdmYeoP8iY

Campus Theme: https://www.wcu.edu/learn/academic-enrichment/campus-theme/

Picture Credit: (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aug 28    Legacy of Leadership

Speaker

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: UC Theater
Aug 28    Red Zone Service Day

Join us in the ICA Lounge for a service day for Red Zone, in conjunction with REACH of Macon County and CAPS.

Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug 28    Tough Trivia W/Martha
Try and figure out what random questions Martha will ask this week at our weekly team trivia.  Teams up to 5 people, 2 rounds, $20 gift card for winning team and shenanigans! 
Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location: Innovation Station
40 Depot St
Dillsboro, NC 28725
EMail: innovationstation@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Every Wednesday @7:30pm
Fees/Admission: Free to play
Aug 29    Best of the West: Spoken Word Sign ups!

Are you a poet who likes to perform?  Join us for the first Best of the West Competition featuring Spoken Word.  You will have 7 minutes to give us your best poems.  We will name one audience choice and one Best of the West!  Winners receive prizes and go on to compete with other Best of the West winners in the series finale held during Student Appreciation Week.

Sign up at the UC Guest Services desk - 2nd Floor AK Hinds University Center.  Limited to the first 10 students to sign up!

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 29    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 29    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

A reception and performance for Gauge will be on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7 PM.

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 29    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 29    Bystander Prevention & Intervention

Join us in the ICA Lounge for a Bystander Intervention and Prevention workshop.  

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug 29    Intercultural Fusion

Festival

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Hinds University Center - CENTRAL PLAZA
Aug 29    Women's Soccer vs Middle Tennessee

n/a

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Catamount Track and Soccer Field
Aug 29    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Mountain Layers- Bryson City Beer Tasting and Brewery Tour with Ray, $15.00
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 29, 2019
7:00 p.m. 
Aug 29    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Aug 30    Census Day

Census Date

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Aug 30    Best of the West: Spoken Word Sign ups!

Are you a poet who likes to perform?  Join us for the first Best of the West Competition featuring Spoken Word.  You will have 7 minutes to give us your best poems.  We will name one audience choice and one Best of the West!  Winners receive prizes and go on to compete with other Best of the West winners in the series finale held during Student Appreciation Week.

Sign up at the UC Guest Services desk - 2nd Floor AK Hinds University Center.  Limited to the first 10 students to sign up!

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 30    Gauge: Raven Chacon

Gauge: Raven Chacon 

August 20th - December 6th, 2019

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery B - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 30    Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

Resounding Change: Sonic Art and the Environment

August 20 - December 6th

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Main Gallery - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 30    Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker

Auspicious Behavior: Chakaia Booker - August 20th - October 25th, Exhibit Reception October 10th

About the exhibition: 

Auspicious Behavior features 19 prints, 3 wall sculptures, and one free-standing sculpture. The Ewing Gallery worked with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop to secure the loan of 16 prints. An additional three prints were produced in the University of Tennessee printshop by Booker, Blackburn Workshop master printer, Justin Sanz, and University of Tennessee printmaking students. Booker has been making prints with the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop since 2009 and has been collaborating with master printer Justin Sanz since 2016. Her utilization of the printmaking process chine collé allows her to create unique prints comprised of collaged lithographs and ink drawings. Booker has developed her own method to create her prints; Taking full advantage of the various tools and materials available in the print studio, Booker cuts into woodblocks with drills, chisels and grinders and paints on paper with gouache, watercolor and film ink to create an array of lively marks: some sharp and rough, others organic, swirling and energetic. A departure from the characteristically dark color palette of her sculptural work, Booker layers thin, hand-painted and printed Asian papers, combining bright reds and yellows with muted earth tones and blues. Once composed, these papers are adhered together through the process of chine collé.

Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large, outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s. Tires resonate with her for their versatility and rich range of historical and cultural associations. Booker slices, twists, weaves, and rivets this medium into radically new forms and textures, which easily withstand outdoor environments.

More about the artist:

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art and Storm King Arts Center. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others. Her work is the collections of the following selected institutions: the Bronx Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art; Newark Museum and The Snite Museum of Art. Booker lives in New York City and her studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fine Art Museum Gallery C - Bardo Arts Center
Aug 30    Concerts on the Creek -Maggie Valley Band 2019
On Friday, August 30, the series welcomes The Maggie Valley Band. The Maggie Valley band is Dark Appalachian music. A raw blend of Appalachian music intertwined with a heavy sixties influence. The Maggie Valley Band has been influenced by a wide variety of artists, movements, cultures, and ideas. Each member grew up listening to and taking in the styles of various musicians ranging from the Stanley Brothers to Simon and Garfunkel, with inspirations from the Band, and more local artists like Rising Appalachia, yet adding their own personal style.

Held from 7-9 p.m. every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day at the Bridge Park in Sylva, these FREE, family-friendly events are organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Bring a chair or blanket. Donations are greatly appreciated.The featured food vendors for this concert are South of Philly and Little Jimmy's Italian Ice.
Please visit www.mountainlovers.com or call 828-586-2155 for more information.
Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsOnTheCreek/
Location: Bridge Park Pavillion 
76 Railroad Ave
Sylva, N.C 28779
Contact: Chamber of Commerce (828) 586-2155
Date/Time Details: Every Friday
Memorial day through Labor Day
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m 
Fees/Admission: Free
Aug 30    Movie Night: Shaft

Join us for LMP Movie Night! $2 for WCU Students/$5 Everyone else. Showtimes are at 7pm & 10pm at the UC Theater! Popcorn and drinks are FREE! #wesharethepopcorn

Synopsis 

John Shaft Jr. may be an FBI cyber security expert, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education that only his dad can provide. Absent throughout his childhood, the legendary John Shaft agrees to help his son navigate the heroin-infested underbelly of Harlem, N.Y. Besides, the locked and loaded Shaft has his own score to settle -- both professional and personal.

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 30    Volleyball @ Georgia State

n/a

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Athletics Away Games
Aug 31    Best of the West: Spoken Word Sign ups!

Are you a poet who likes to perform?  Join us for the first Best of the West Competition featuring Spoken Word.  You will have 7 minutes to give us your best poems.  We will name one audience choice and one Best of the West!  Winners receive prizes and go on to compete with other Best of the West winners in the series finale held during Student Appreciation Week.

Sign up at the UC Guest Services desk - 2nd Floor AK Hinds University Center.  Limited to the first 10 students to sign up!

Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aug 31    Volleyball @ Fordham

n/a

Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Athletics Away Games
Aug 31    Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt
Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt is a partnership between the Fontana Regional Library system and local breweries in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. This is the second annual brewing scavenger hunt. Participants visit brewing and library locations to collect stamps throughout the month of August on their punch cards. They can receive one stamp for each location (brewery or library) anytime during the duration of Libraries on Tap - the month of August - they do not have to attend an event to get a stamp. Participants collect stamps to win prizes. 5 stamps = a bottle opener and 8 stamps = a LOT trucker hat.
Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://fontanalib.org/events/libraries-tap-brewing-scavenger-hunt
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co- Sylva Food and Beer Pairing- buy your tickets at Balsam Falls 
Contact: Call Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016
Date/Time Details: August 31, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Fees/Admission: Buy your tickets at Balsam Falls 
Aug 31    Volleyball @ Lamar

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Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Athletics Away Games
Aug 31    Football vs Mercer

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Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: E. J. Whitmire Stadium
Aug 31    Movie Night: Shaft

Join us for LMP Movie Night! $2 for WCU Students/$5 Everyone else. Showtimes are at 7pm & 10pm at the UC Theater! Popcorn and drinks are FREE! #wesharethepopcorn

Synopsis 

John Shaft Jr. may be an FBI cyber security expert, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education that only his dad can provide. Absent throughout his childhood, the legendary John Shaft agrees to help his son navigate the heroin-infested underbelly of Harlem, N.Y. Besides, the locked and loaded Shaft has his own score to settle -- both professional and personal.

Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Aug 31    Square Dance!

Everyone is welcome at the CommUnity Square Dance, Saturday, August 31, 7-9 pm, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville NC. Doug Singleton will teach and call all dances to live old-time music led by fiddler Ann Whitley. No experience or fancy outfits required.

Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM