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Explore Haywood County’s businesses and organizations with monthly events that grow our community! Even better, get involved with the great organizations that nurture every aspect of a vibrant community, with organizations that promote local history, rescue animals, education, arts and more.

We hope that fear does not triumph and destroy everything that individuals have built in this county and beyond. 
All plans are tentative right now, so be sure to confirm all events and hours of operation. 

Festival of Peonies

May 2 – 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Wildcat Ridge Farm, 3553 Panther Creek Rd, Clyde

Ramp Convention

Sun, May 1, 2022, 12 noon to 6 pm at 171
Legion Dr in Waynesville (behind Bogarts’ Restaurant)

Issues and Eggs 

Wed, May 4, 8 am. Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services, HCC. 689 N. Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska. Register at HaywoodChamber.com

Boating Safety Courses

May 4, 5, 6 – 9 pm.Participants must attend two consecutive evenings to receive certification. Pre-registration required at www.ncwildlife.org for classes at HCC. Additional class will be offered June 1-2.

National Day of Prayer Service

 Thurs, May 5, 10 am. At the outdoor amphitheater below the Cross at Lake Junaluska. Visit lakejunaluska.com/events-calendar/national-day-of-prayer-service/ for updates and changes due to inclement weather.

After Hours

 Thurs, May 5, 5 – 7 pm. Business Networking at Valley Cigar & Wine Co, 20 Swanger Ln, (off Delwood Rd), Waynesville

Haywood Handmade

 Fri, May 6, 4 -7 pm. Mother Earth exhibit at the Haywood County Arts Council, 86 N Main St in Waynesville; music, crafts, demos, food, drinks, raffle.
Richland Creek Cleanup Sat, May 7, 9 – 10:30 am. Meet at the Vance Street pavilion along Richland Creek down the hill from the Waynesville Parks & Recreation Ctr (550 Vance St, Waynesville).RSVP by May 6 to 828-476-4667 ext. 11. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants and don’t forget a towel.

Land Navigation Course 

Sat, May 7, 10 am – 4 pm. Taught by Steve Kuni, instruction on map and compass navigation and applies fundamentals to modern cell phone apps. $10. Register by calling the Haywood County Recreation Dept at 828.452.6789.

Haywood County Jazz Festival

 Fri, May 7, 4 – 8 pm: Tuscola High School Auditorium. Free event sponsored by Haywood County Arts Council.

Mother’s Day 

Sun, May 9

Coffee and Quotes 

Mon, May 9, 9 am – 12 pm. Info on Medicare Supplement Plans. 1523 S Main, Waynesville. 828 246 9950

Bethel Rural Community Organization 

Tues, May 10, 6:30 pm potluck; 7 pm general meeting. 664 Sonoma Rd, Waynesville

Cold Mountain Strutters 

Tues, May 10, 6 pm. Local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation meets at Jukebox Junction Restaurant (6306 Pigeon Rd). 828-231-8864

Community Grief Support Meeting 

Wed, May 11, 1 pm. Maggie Valley Town Pavilion, 3935 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley. 452-5039

Women Enlightened 

Wed, May 11, 11:30 am – 1 pm. Sabrina Matheny speaks on Feng Shui and intuitive design. Wells Events Ctr, 33 Wells Events Way, Waynesville. Lunch: $30/members; $40/nonmembers. www.HaywoodChamber.com

NC’s Talent Strategy: Connect, Engage, & Grow 

Thurs, May 12, 11:30 am – 1 pm. Join the Chamber of Commerce for lunch & speaker Sarah Langer Hall, Senior Policy and Program Manager & Interim Director from NC State University Institute for Emerging Issues, discussing the reality of the workforce shortage. $35/members; $40/nonmembers. Wells Events Ctr, 33 Wells Events Way, Waynesville. haywoodchamber.com/events

Multi-instrumental Group Sound Healing 

Fri, May 13, 6 pm. $15 suggested donation. All welcome. Contact Middle Path Health & Nutrition for location (828) 492-1211
Beginner Fly Fishing May 13 & 14, 10 am – 3 pm. $10. Register at 828.452.6789

Birding with Haywood County Recreation

Sat, May 14, 9 am. Join expert birder Howard Browers on the Greenway in Waynesville. Loaner binoculars available; $10. Register 828.452.6789.

Pigeon River Cleanup 

May 14, 9 am – 12 pm. Haywood Waterways Assn will meet at Pigeon River Outfitters in Canton. RSVP by May 13 to 828-476-4667, ext.11.

Haywood Community Band Concert 

Sun, May 15, 6:30 pm. Maggie Valley Pavilion, 3935 Soco Rd
An evening with local author Renea Winchester May 19, 6 – 8 pm. York Dining Commons, Lake Junaluska (91 N Lakeshore Dr). Fundraiser for Friends of the Library. $15 at the door: drink ticket and heavy appetizers.

Heritage Life Skills Weekend 

May 20 – 22: Smoky Mountain Event Center on Hwy 209, Waynesville. Carolinareadiness.com

Fish Fry & Tamale Fundraiser 

Fri, May 20, 11 am – 6 pm (while supplies last). $12 Fish Dinner, includes fish, hushpuppies, baked beans, Cole slaw & dessert. $5 Fish Sandwich & dessert. $3 for Individual Tamales. Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center, 450 Pigeon St, Waynesville
Jukebox Junction Volleybuff Showdown Fri, May 2, First match at 4 pm. Volleyball Tournament between grade fundraiser. Pisgah High School gym. $6

Jukebox Junction Volleybuff Showdown

Fri, May 20, First match at 4 pm. Volleyball Tournament between grade fundraiser. Pisgah High School gym. $6 

FolkmootLive Bluegrass Boogie

May 21, 7 pm. Headliner: Unspoken Tradition. 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville. Folkmoot.org

Cars & Cornmeal @ the The Francis Grist Mill 

May 21, 10 am – 3 pm. 2.4 miles south of Waynesville on Hwy 276. $5 admission, $15 to show car. 828-456-6307

Dance Night in Fines Creek 

Sat, May 21, 6 – 10 pm. Come dance to live music from Running Wolfe and the Renegades. 190 Fines Creek Rd, Clyde. $5 Admission; $5 Food: Hot Dog, Chips, Dessert, Drink

Lunch and Learn with HRMC 

Tues, May 24, noon. Orthopaedic Surgeon Arnold Silverberg, MD will discuss his robotic-assisted approach to total joint replacement at HRMC Fitness Center. Free. RSVP to 800.424.3627 by Fri, May 20,

Yoga in the Park 

Sat, May 28, 10:30 am. Gentle, slow flow style, all skill levels welcome. Sliding scale – $15 – $18, just pay what you can. At Canton Recreation Park, 77 Penland St

Rock the Block Party 

Sat, May 28, 7 – 10 pm. – Downtown Waynesville. Parking Deck For Main St:- enter at 151 Branner Ave & take the elevator or stairs to the top level (Main St)

Memorial Day 

Mon, May 31 to honor those who died serving in the United States military

Recurring Weekly

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market 

Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm. 49 Shelton St, Waynesville

Smathers Farmers Market 

Thursdays 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Starting May 26. Downtown Canton

Fly Fishing Expeditions 

Mondays through May 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. License required. $10. Call 828.452.6789 to register

Recurring Monthly

Dementia Caregivers Support Group Fourth 

Tuesday, 4:30 – 6 pm at the Haywood Senior Resource Center (81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville). 828-476-7985