Events for January 2020
Jackson County Chamber & Visitor Center
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 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.
Jan 1    New Year's Day Holiday

New Year's Day Holiday-University Closed

Date: January 1, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Jan 1    Run in 2020 5K Run, Walk, & Fun Run
Run in 2020 5K Run, Walk, & Fun Run starting at 11:00 AM at the Jackson County Recreation Park in Cullowhee.

Pre-registration available Oct 1- Dec. 28
Date: January 1, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Jackson County Recreation Park in Cullowhee
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Fees/Admission: $20.00 per participant 
Jan 1    New Year Healing and Renewal Service
Join us on New Year’s Day at noon for our annual renewal meditation service! This annual celebration features an inspirational lecture, a chakra alignment meditation and a release-and-renew ceremony focusing on letting go of the past and welcoming a brighter, better future. No matter what’s going on in your life, there is always room for improvement. Let go of the “rules” that hold you back, and create a new freedom to create whatever it is you desire in your life. Thanks for making it such a wonderful year at The Meditation Center!
Date: January 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Website: http://www.meditate-wnc.org
Location: The Meditation Center
894 East Main St.
Sylva, NC 28779
Contact: 828 356-1105
EMail: info@meditate-wnc.org
Date/Time Details: January 1 at 12:00 noon
Fees/Admission: Love offering / free-will donation
Jan 2    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: January 2, 2020
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
Jan 2    Family Night at the Library
Family night, a craft, a movie... something for the whole family.
Date: January 2, 2020
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
Jan 2    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: January 2, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Jan 3    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: January 3, 2020
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
Jan 4    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: January 4, 2020
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
Jan 5    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

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

Date: January 5, 2020
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
Jan 5    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: January 5, 2020
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
Jan 6    Women's Basketball vs. Southern Wesleyan

Women's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 7    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: January 7, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Jan 7    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: January 7, 2020
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.
Jan 8 - Jan 10    ELEVATE YOUR YEAR RETREAT
Get away from it all on the shores of Lake Toxaway where you’ll
breathe in crisp mountain air, slow down and rest from the holidays,
gently reconnect with nature, and embark on the new year feeling
renewed, revitalized, and recharged. Facilitated by Cynthia Radford
(international coach/certified nature retreat leader), this retreat is a
perfect way to start 2020 out right.
https://greenleafconsulting.com/nature-retreats/
Date: January 8, 2020
Location: The Greystone Inn
220 Greystone Lane
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
Contact: The Greystone Inn
EMail: ptodd@greystoneinn.com
Date/Time Details: January 8 -10, 2020
 
Jan 8    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: January 8, 2020
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
Jan 9    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: January 9, 2020
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
Jan 9    Women's Basketball vs. Chattanooga

Women's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 9    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: January 9, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Jan 10    Orientation

Spring Orientation

Date: January 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Jan 10    Residence Halls Open

Residence Halls open for students

Date: January 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Jan 11    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: January 11, 2020
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
Jan 11    Women's Basketball vs. ETSU

Women's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 11, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 11    Men's Basketball vs. Mercer

Men's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 11, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 12    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

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

Date: January 12, 2020
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
Jan 12    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: January 12, 2020
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
Jan 12    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: January 12, 2020
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
Jan 13    $1 Wings ALL DAY at South of Philly! #NationalChampionship2020
It's the Battle of the Tigers as we have the LSU #GeauxTigers playing against the Clemson #GoTigersGo! Nothing goes better with football than #SouthOfPhillyNC wings! Enjoy them for just $1 per wing EVEN FOR DELIVERY!

You bring the drinks, we will take care of the food! The game will be on in the dining room too if you want a place to sit and relax with our new booths now in place!    
Date: January 13, 2020
Website: http://www.southofphillync.com
Location: South of Philly
EMail: southofphillync@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: January 13th, 2020 All day!
Jan 13 - Jan 17    Business Plan Competition Registration - 2020
Register today for the Regional Business Plan Competition.  $5,000 cash prize.  Training classes begin on February 3 and run through March 23.    Winner will be announced during BIZWEEK 2020 at the Macon County EDC Banquet.  Do not miss this great opportunity - register today.
Date: January 13, 2020
Website: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=490400039
Location: Southwestern Community College
Jackson Campus
Burrell Building 
Conference Center Room 102
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: Contact Tiffany Henry at 828-339-4426 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu
EMail: T_henry@southwesterncc.edu
Date/Time Details: Monday, January 20, 2020 - Kick-Off Event 5:30 pm  - 7:00 pm
Training Opportunity Classes (Monday nights from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm):
Feb. 3 - Am I Entrepreneurial Material?
Feb. 10 - Biz Plan Development and Zero in on your Market
Feb. 17 - Business Simulation
March 2 - Business Analysis and Operation
March 9 - Financials for Small Biz
March 16 - Taxes & Bookkeeping Basics for Small Biz
March 23 - Biz Plan Presentations
Fees/Admission: No cost 
Register online:   http://bit.ly/wncbizplan
Jan 13 - Jan 17    Add-Drop

Add-Drop period begins for the Spring 2020 term.

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 13    First Day of Classes

First day of classes for all students.

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Jan 13 - Apr 9    Al Norte Al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina

Opening January 13, 2020 through April 9, 2020:  Mountain Heritage Center gallery at Hunter Library 161, M – F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Photographs of Latino North Carolinians working, worshiping and celebrating will be highlighted in an exhibit hosted by the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. Al Norte Al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina, opening Monday, January 13, 2020 is the Center’s first exhibit to focus on the state’s Latino community, and also the museum’s first bilingual exhibit. With English and Spanish descriptions, Al Norte Al Norte features 51 compelling images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist José Galvez. From business owners and farm laborers to grandparents and kindergarten graduates, the photographs capture the daily life of Latino North Carolinians. Many Latinos have made North Carolina their home since the 1980’s, in search of better economic opportunity.  Shot over 10 years, the exhibit’s black & white photographs depict the daily life of Latino North Carolinians adapting to and shaping life across our state. Less political in nature, the exhibit seeks to underscore the cultural similarities that exist for everyone today.

Admission is free, and this exhibit on loan from the NC Museum of History, will run through April 9, 2020 in the Center’s gallery at Hunter Library, 176 Central Dr. in Cullowhee.

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 13    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 14    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 14    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: January 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Jan 14    Comedian

Comedian

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: UC Grandroom
Jan 14    Guest Artist: Gabriel Goni, flute

Guest artist

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 14    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: January 14, 2020
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.
Jan 15    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 15    Paint N Pour
$20 all materials provided please RSVP on Balsam Falls Facebook page.
Date: January 15, 2020
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
Jan 16    Life @ Western Carolina - Speaker Series

Weekly Speaker Series

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 346
Jan 16    CORE Fest

Interested learning about campus clubs and organizations on campus?  Visit this event to meet with some of the club leaders to see opportunities for your involvement!

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: UC Grandroom, Hinds University Center - CENTRAL PLAZA
Jan 16    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 16    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: January 16, 2020
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
Jan 16    Guest Artist:Colleen Berstein,percussion

Guest Artist

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 16    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Jan 17    Senior Sale Day
At Friends of the Library Used Bookstore, Seniors (60+) take a 20% discount off all purchases. 
Date: January 17, 2020
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. 
Jan 17    Flute Festival

Flute Festival

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 17    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 17    Welcome Back Bash

Welcome Back Party

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Hinds University Center - Illusions
Jan 18    Flute Festival

Flute Festival

Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 18    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: January 18, 2020
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
Jan 18    Men's Basketball vs. ETSU

Men's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 19    Flute Festival

Flute Festival

Date: January 19, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 19    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

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

Date: January 19, 2020
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
Jan 19    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: January 19, 2020
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
Jan 19    Dart League - Innovation Brewing
Every Sunday at Innovation Brewing we gather in the backroom for Dart League. Newcomers are always welcome. If you are free and want to throw some darts, come on down at 6:30pm!
Date: January 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Website: http://www.innovation-brewing.com
Location: Innovation Brewing
414 W Main Street
Sylva NC 28779
Contact: beer@innovationbrewing.com
EMail: beer@innovationbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: Every Sunday
6:30 pm
Jan 20 - Jan 24    Late Registration

Late Registration period for the Spring 2020 term.

Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 20    Martin Luther King Holiday - No Classes

No Classes - University Closed

Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Jan 20    Business Plan Competition Kick-Off Event
Join us to learn more about this competition and hear from the following business owners on how you can improve your chance for success:  Debra Hedden (Luxury Therapeutics), Robyn & Ted Duncan (Shift Wellness & Performance Center), and Steve Baxley (Baxley's Chocolates).    Training opportunities begin on February 3 and run through March 23.  Cash Prize of $5,000.    Winner will be announced during BIZWEEK 2020 at the Macon County EDC Banquet.
Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=490400039
Location: Southwestern Community College
Jackson Campus
Burrell Building 
Conference Center Room 102
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: Contact Tiffany Henry at 828-339-4426 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu
EMail: T_henry@southwesterncc.edu
Date/Time Details: Monday, January 20, 2020 - Kick-Off Event
Training Opportunities Class:
Feb. 3 - Am I Entrepreneurial Material?
Feb. 10 - Biz Plan Development and Zero in on your Market
Feb. 17 - Business Simulation
March 2 - Business Analysis and Operation
March 9 - Financials for Small Biz
March 16 - Taxes & Bookkeeping Basics for Small Biz
March 23 - Biz Plan Presentations
Jan 20    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: January 20, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.citylightscafe.com
Contact: 828-587-2233
Jan 20    Trivia With Kirk & Victoria - Innovation Brewing
Every Monday we all gather at the Sylva taproom for trivia! Our hosts, Kirk & Victoria, start rolling out questions around 7pm! Space is tight, so make sure you get here early for a seat. There are prizes for 1st and 2nd place.
Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.innovation-brewing.com
Location: Innovation Brewing
414 W Main Street
Sylva NC 28779
Contact: beer@innovationbrewing.com
EMail: beer@innovationbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: Every Monday
7pm
Fees/Admission: Free to play
Jan 21    Ron Rash literature event

Ron Rash will speak to retired faculty and staff about his literature. 

Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan 21    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 21    Jackson County Democratic Party - Guest Speaker William McReynolds will speak on "Influencing Voter Preferences"
The Jackson Democratic Party will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Our guest speaker for the evening will be William McReynolds.  William is a Professor Emeritus and retired psychologist who is active in his local community in Southern Jackson County. His speech, "Influencing Voter Preference: Being an Effective Advocate" will emphasize taking the "high road" when speaking with unaffiliated voters or voters who oppose the issues for which you are advocating.  Following his speech, Frank Burrell will conduct the business portion of the meeting.  
Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://jacksondems.com
Location: Jackson County Democratic Headquarters
500 Mill Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: 828-399-9120
EMail: cbburke123@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: The event will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020  from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission: The meeting is free to the public.  All interested members of the community are encouraged to come.
Jan 21    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: January 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Jan 21    Opal String Quartet

Quartet performance

Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 21    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: January 21, 2020
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.
Jan 22    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 22    MLK Jr. Keynote Speaker and Student Leadership Dinner

Intercultural Affairs and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. bring you a Keynote Speaker as part of MLK Jr. Week at Western Carolina University.

Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Studio Theater at Bardo Arts Center, PERFORMANCE HALL at BARDO ARTS CENTER, STUDIO THEATER at BARDO ARTS CENTER
Jan 22    Meet the Candidates - NC Congressional District #11 Democratic Candidates
The Southern Jackson County Democrats will be hosting a "Meet the Candidates event for all Democratic candidates running for the NC District #11 Congressional seat. These candidates are running for the seat held currently by Mark Meadows in the US House of Representatives.  This meeting will take place in the Meeting Room at the Cashiers Recreational Center.  Each candidate will have 8-10 minutes to introduce themselves to the audience.  The remainder of the meeting will be an open meeting to allow questions from the attendees. Dan Chasins, Chair of the Cashiers Precinct, will moderate.




 
Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://jacksondems.com
Location: Meeting Room
Cashiers Recreational Center
355 Frank Allen Road 
Cashiers, NC
Contact: Maria Chasins
EMail: mschasins@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, January 22, 2020  at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission: This event is free. All interested people are invited to attend.  
Jan 23    Life @ Western Carolina - Speaker Series

Weekly Speaker Series

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 346
Jan 23    Molly Sawyer - Visiting Artist Lecture

Asheville-based multidisciplinary artist Molly Sawyer will speak about her work and process. The lecture will be followed by a reception for Tell Me What You See, Sawyer's exhibition in Gallery 130 (on view 1/20-2/26) which includes a site-specific installation and other 3D and 2D works. 

more information about the artist's work may be found mlsawyer.com + @mlsawyerart

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Bardo Arts Center - Room 130 - Classroom
Jan 23    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 23    Chili Cook-Off 2020
Bring your best chili recipe and see if you have what it takes to win bragging rights to the best chili in Jackson County! 
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the inaugural S.T.I.R. It Up Chili Cook-Off.  Co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Lazy Hiker - Sylva Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen.
  • Only Non-Restaurant local (Jackson County) businesses can enter
  • Open to the public for free voting
  • craft beer (must be 21-over to purchase)
  • dinner menu available from Mad Batter Kitchen
Winner earns HUGE trophy to keep for a year, PLUS a $100 Lazy Hiker gift card!  Enjoy a free concert by PMA (reggae/fusion) from 7 -10 pm.
 
Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Lazy Hiker Sylva Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen
617 West Main Street
Sylva, NC  28779
Contact: To enter or for more information, please call Lazy Hiker-Sylva at 828-586-3555
Date/Time Details: Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free
Jan 23    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: January 23, 2020
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
Jan 23    Karaoke

Karaoke

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Hinds University Center - Illusions
Jan 23    Guest Artist:Anthony Taylor&Andy Hudson

Guest Artist: Anthony Taylor and Andy Hudson from UNCG.

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 23    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Jan 24    Census Day

Census Date

Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 24    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 25    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: January 25, 2020
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
Jan 25    Men's Basketball vs Wofford

Men's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 25    Old Sap - Live Music
#DillsboroLive presents a Saturday night of free live music 7-9 pm featuring Old Sap!

Old Sap is at least a bearded man with a banjo. At most, he's an old rocking chair creaking on a summer porch, the voice of a pine tree while? ?the surrounding Maples lose their rusty leaves. Fusing Folk, Celtic Traditional, Americana, Old Time Blues, and drawing influence from contemporary songwriters such as The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Feist, and Tom Waits, Old Sap's songs tell stories of loss, of finding joy in adventure and uncertainty, of learning to bear life's ugliness with grace, of bowing humbly to the mystery at the center of all things, singing praise to our shared existence on this planet.

To hear his music click the link below:
https://www.oldsapmusic.com/
Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.innovation-brewing.com
Location: Innovation Station
40 Depot Street
Dillsboro NC 28725
Contact: beer@innovaitonbrewing.com
EMail: beer@innovationbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: January 25, 2020
7-9 pm
Fees/Admission: No Cover
Jan 26    The Bridge Church Sunday Service

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

Date: January 26, 2020
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
Jan 26    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: January 26, 2020
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
Jan 26    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: January 26, 2020
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
Jan 26    Dart League - Innovation Brewing
Every Sunday at Innovation Brewing we gather in the backroom for Dart League. Newcomers are always welcome. If you are free and want to throw some darts, come on down at 6:30 pm!
Date: January 26, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Website: http://www.innovation-brewing.com
Location: Innovation Brewing
414 W Main Street
Sylva NC 28779
Contact: beer@innovationbrewing.com
EMail: beer@innovationbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: Every Sunday
6:30 pm
Jan 27    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 27, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 27    Trivia With Kirk & Victoria - Innovation Brewing
Every Monday we all gather at the Sylva taproom for trivia! Our hosts, Kirk & Victoria, start rolling out questions around 7pm! Space is tight, so make sure you get here early for a seat. There are prizes for 1st and 2nd place.
Date: January 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.innovation-brewing.com
Location: Innovation Brewing
414 W Main Street
Sylva NC 28779
Contact: beer@innovationbrewing.com
EMail: beer@innovationbrewing.com
Date/Time Details: Every Monday
7pm
Fees/Admission: Free to play
Jan 28    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 28    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: January 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: https://cherokee.ultrastarnc.com/entertainment/
Location: Ultra Star
Date/Time Details: Tuesday's @ 7:00 PM 
Jan 28    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: January 28, 2020
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.
Jan 29    Claire Van Vliet: Stone and Sky Art Exhibition

This exhibition brings together a selection of vitreographs by Claire Van Vliet, a renowned printmaker and book artist. The landscapes on view, printed at Harvey Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine, NC between 1993 and 2010, depict dramatic rock formations from New Zealand, Ireland, and the American Southwest.

A vitreograph is a printmaking medium that uses a glass plate to produce a printed image. See an example of a Van Vliet glass plate from her time at Littleton Studios on display in the WCU Fine Art Museum Exhibition.

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 29    Curious Terrain: WNC From the Air

Experience stunning aerial photographs of the WNC region by Alex S. MacLean, an artist and pilot with over 45 years of experience taking images from the birds-eye perspective of an airplane. 

Newly commissioned by the WCU Fine Art Museum, MacLean's striking images of the seven western most counties of North Carolina capture the unique qualities of the region’s built environment while also raising broader questions about humanity’s impact on the land through agriculture, energy, industry, and housing.

Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 29    Time and Again: Glass Works by Sara Beth Post and Kit Paulson

Funded in part by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, this exhibition brings together two Penland-based artists—Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post—whose works in glass explore ideas about time, history, memory, and the antique.

In many of their works, objects from the past are remade and reimagined in glass, creating a bridge between past and present.

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 29    Spring Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: UC Dogwood Room
Jan 29    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 29    Men's Basketball vs UNCG

Men's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 30    Life @ Western Carolina - Speaker Series

Weekly Speaker Series

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Park - Room 346
Jan 30    Claire Van Vliet: Stone and Sky Art Exhibition

This exhibition brings together a selection of vitreographs by Claire Van Vliet, a renowned printmaker and book artist. The landscapes on view, printed at Harvey Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine, NC between 1993 and 2010, depict dramatic rock formations from New Zealand, Ireland, and the American Southwest.

A vitreograph is a printmaking medium that uses a glass plate to produce a printed image. See an example of a Van Vliet glass plate from her time at Littleton Studios on display in the WCU Fine Art Museum Exhibition.

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Jan 30    Curious Terrain: WNC From the Air

Experience stunning aerial photographs of the WNC region by Alex S. MacLean, an artist and pilot with over 45 years of experience taking images from the birds-eye perspective of an airplane. 

Newly commissioned by the WCU Fine Art Museum, MacLean's striking images of the seven western most counties of North Carolina capture the unique qualities of the region’s built environment while also raising broader questions about humanity’s impact on the land through agriculture, energy, industry, and housing.

Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Jan 30    Time and Again: Glass Works by Sara Beth Post and Kit Paulson

Funded in part by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, this exhibition brings together two Penland-based artists—Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post—whose works in glass explore ideas about time, history, memory, and the antique.

In many of their works, objects from the past are remade and reimagined in glass, creating a bridge between past and present.

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Jan 30    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab
Jan 30    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: January 30, 2020
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
Jan 30    Women's Basketball vs. Samford

Women's Basketball Home Game

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Arena
Jan 30    Guest Artist: Nick Kenney, horn

Guest Artist

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Recital Hall - Coulter Building, Recital Hall - Coulter Building
Jan 30    Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night every Thursday night 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Balsam Falls Brewing Co
506 West Main Street
Sylva
Jan 31    Claire Van Vliet: Stone and Sky Art Exhibition

This exhibition brings together a selection of vitreographs by Claire Van Vliet, a renowned printmaker and book artist. The landscapes on view, printed at Harvey Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine, NC between 1993 and 2010, depict dramatic rock formations from New Zealand, Ireland, and the American Southwest.

A vitreograph is a printmaking medium that uses a glass plate to produce a printed image. See an example of a Van Vliet glass plate from her time at Littleton Studios on display in the WCU Fine Art Museum Exhibition.

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 31    Curious Terrain: WNC From the Air

Experience stunning aerial photographs of the WNC region by Alex S. MacLean, an artist and pilot with over 45 years of experience taking images from the birds-eye perspective of an airplane. 

Newly commissioned by the WCU Fine Art Museum, MacLean's striking images of the seven western most counties of North Carolina capture the unique qualities of the region’s built environment while also raising broader questions about humanity’s impact on the land through agriculture, energy, industry, and housing.

Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 31    Time and Again: Glass Works by Sara Beth Post and Kit Paulson

Funded in part by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, this exhibition brings together two Penland-based artists—Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post—whose works in glass explore ideas about time, history, memory, and the antique.

In many of their works, objects from the past are remade and reimagined in glass, creating a bridge between past and present.

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 31    CET Open Computer Lab

Open lab for CET students

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Belk Arts Complex - Room 271 - Class Lab