Thursday, Dec. 7
•The Haywood County Ramblers, an old-time string band playing traditional mountain music dedicated to honoring the old songs of the Southern Appalachians, will be putting on a concert in the H. F. Robinson Administration Building—Room 101 from 6 to 9 p.m. Their music is a combination of fiddle tunes, Baptist spirituals, square dance hoedowns, traditional ballads and classic old-style country duets. For more information, visit the Haywood County Ramblers Facebook page.
•There will be a free opera performance in the recital hall of Coulter from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
•Every Thursday night is Jazz night at Innovation Brewery. Tyler Kittle and Michael Collings are some of the most talented Jazz musicians around and we are lucky enough to have them right here in Sylva. Come experience the Kittle/Collings duo every Thursday from 8 to 11 p.m.
•Wine shops, cafes and cocktail lounges in downtown Sylva have teamed up for the inaugural Downtown Sylva Wine Walk from 6 to 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy samples of food and wines at eight venues: The Paper Mill Lounge and Theatre, Papou’s Wine Shop/Baxley’s Chocolates, Sylva Market/Signature Brew, City Lights Café, Mad Batter Food and Film, Guadalupe Café and The Cut Cocktail Lounge. Guests will start at either The Cut Cocktail Lounge or The Paper Mill Lounge and Theatre depending on what they are told when they buy their ticket. Tickets cost $45, or $40 with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Community Table. Tickets are available at participating businesses. Responsible transportation arrangements are strongly encouraged.
Friday, Dec. 8
•Join the Harris Regional Hospital for the Harris Regional Hospital Community Forum from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jackson County Library in Sylva as they share plans for 2018 strategic initiatives and highlights from hospital quality results. There will be time for comments and questions. Refreshments will be provided.
•From Dec. 8-9, experience the magic as the entire town of Dillsboro is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song at Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries.
•Where Shadows Walk: Historic Sylva Ghost Tours will also be held this night. Guests will stare into the windows
of haunted homes, stroll the most spirit-filled stretch of railroad track in America, walk the broken ancient sidewalks and back streets of the only town and county in America to be named for the reckless and wild Andrew Jackson and a drifter nobody ever really knew. Sylva’s Where Shadows Walk: Historic Ghost Tour will paint, for their guests, horror and heyday, history and just enough Hell to never forget the tiny town nestled in the misty, mystic Southern Appalachian
Mountain—a town filled with screams, moans and rattling and prison chains: a town of ghosts. Admission is $20 a person (children under 6 are free). Call 828-371-6958 for tickets and more information.
Saturday, Dec. 9
•The 43rd annual Cashiers Christmas Parade, “Silver & Gold, Mountain Village Christmas Ideals” will occur from noon to 3 p.m. The parade route starts at Old Cashiers School Road by Cornucopia and proceeds on 107 North towards the Crossroads where attendees can enjoy live commentary of the parade on the amplifier system. The parade turns left and continues down Hwy 64 West ending at the Cashiers Community Center and Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department for the annual Cashiers Cares Community Luncheon where families can also meet-and-greet with Santa himself. Watch a live streaming broadcast of the parade at Live.HighSouthAdventures.com. For more information, call 828-743-5191.
Monday, Dec. 11
•Casino Appreciation Day at the Sneak E. Squirrel from 2 p.m. to midnight. Casino Employee badges get you 10% off. Come spend your “weekend” with us! For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/401965046666206
Tuesday, Dec. 12
•Western Carolina University will be holding an open house at the Biltmore Park campus from 5 to 8 p.m. in Room 346.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
•Open Mic Night happens every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. at Innovation Brewing. Come express your creativity through music, comedy, poetry or anything you desire! Admission is free.
Thursday, Dec. 14
•There will be a Christmas Cantata and play at Victory Baptist Church. The Victory Baptist Church will present the Christmas play & cantata entitled “Good Will to Men” from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.
Monday, Dec. 18
•Game night at City Lights Cafe and Bookstore features Brainy Games in the Bookstore, cornhole and Washers in the Café from 6 to 8 p.m. every third Monday night.
Ongoing through Friday, Jan. 26
•“WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions” is a showcase of artists, many of them new, whose work has been donated to the WCU Fine Arts Museum in the last two years. Art ranges all medium from painting to sculpture to bookmaking. A reception is planned Oct. 5.