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AUGUST 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR HAYWOOD COUNTY

Monday's Play Mahjongg, every Monday at 1pm in the Trillium Room at the Maggie Valley Club. This game is commonly play by 4 players and is a game of skill, strategy & calculation. Call Sheila Mathis at 561-909-7676 for reservations & details.

Tues. & Thurs. Canton Tailgate Market, Colonial Theater Parking Area. 8am - noon, call 646-3412

Tues. & Thurs. Water Aerobics at the Maggie Valley Club. A cardiovascular exercise that that tones, trims & strengthens muscles. Improves flexibility & improves mobility. Free for members, $10 per class for nonmembers. Call 828-926-1616.

Wednesday's Team Trivia Night in the Pin High Bar & Grille at the Maggie Valley Club. All you can eat wing specials for $9 and it's free to participate in the team trivia.

Wed. & Sat. Haywood's Historic Farmers Market in HART parking lot off US 276 in Waynesville. Produce, plants, baked goods,cheese, meat, fish and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wed. & Sat. Waynesville Tailgate Market - American Legion parking lot near downtown Waynesville Haywood County grown vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, honey and nursery stock. 8 a.m. to noon

Wed. & Sat. Yoga, every Wed. at 9a.m. & Sat. at 10a.m. in the activities room of the Maggie Valley Club. Join Chandra Smith to learn breathing techniques and the art of meditation. Free for members & $5 for non members.

Thursdays Maggie Mountain Bingo Bonanza at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion. All cash prizes & all proceeds go to charity. 6:00 pm, 926-8021

Friday Maggie Valley Club invites you to their Morning Group Hikes. Experience guided day trips to some of the best hikes in WNC. Transportation fee, $5 for members, $10 for non-members,no charge if driving separately. 926-4826.

Fridays Pickin in the Park will be held at the Canton Recreation Park 7pm, 828-646-3412 Great lineup of bands & dance groups throughout the month.

5th & 6th 8th Annual Mountain Mater Fest- Historic Downtown Canton 6pm Friday & all day Saturday. Tomatoes are everywhere! A fun weekend of crafts, antiques, live music & dancing. Miss Tomato Princess Contest & plenty of food. 828- 648-8275

5th Mountain Street Dance, Waynesville. Put on your cloggin' and square dancin' shoes and enjoy an old fashioned mountain hoe down! 6:30 - 9PM Call 828-456-3517 for more information.

5th Art After Dark- more than a dozen fine galleries & studios Remain open till 9pm offering demonstrations, special showings, refreshments & music. Main Street & historic Frog Level section of Waynesville. 6-9pm, 456-3517

6th Special Saturday hiking trips planned by the Maggie Valley Club. Call for details. 828-926-4826.

6th "Downtown Dog Walk" Courthouse Lawn in Waynesville. Proceeds go to Sarge's Rescue Foundation 9:30-1pm, www.sargeandfriends.org

6th The 10th annual Talking Trees Trout Derby at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee. Featuring Fly- tying, exhibitions, fish cleaning stations, food, music door prizes & trophies. The derby is free for children ages 11 & under. Call 828-497-8122 for more information.

6th & 7th Lake Logan Triathlon. International distance triathlon, 1500 meter swim in Lake Logan & 24 mile bike to Canton. Call 828- 400-5868 for more information.

8th - 12th Summer Day Camp at the Maggie Valley Club. All 1st - 8th graders are welcome to our traditional day camp. Teaching values through activities including sports, cooking, crafts, nature, swimming etc"¦. Cost is $100 per child per week for non members. Call 828-926-4826 for more information

12th "Vassily Primako" will be at the Performing Arts Center, 250 Pigeon Street, Waynesville. Hailed as a "World Class Pianist". Call 828-452-0593.

12th & 13th Volkswagon Car Show- Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Beetles, bugs, striped, polka dotted. Come see all the different ways people have customized their favorite sedans and camper vans. You won't believe your eyes! Call 800-438-1601.

13th 3rd Annual Mountain Music Jamboree at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. 758 Crabtree Rd. Proceeds to benefit the Haywood County Fairgrounds. BBQ dinner begins at 4:00pm and Bluegrass starts at 6:00pm. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 627 - 6396 for more info, Tickets at: Strains of Music, Duvall's Restaurant, Ammon's Restaurant, Haywood Café & Haywood Fairgrounds.

19th - 28th "Hay Fever" will be playing "Weekends" at HART Theatre in Waynesville. This is one of modern theatres greatest comedies. 828-456-6322 for ticket information

20th Blueridge Breakway Bicycle Ride. This 2nd annual ride features4 routes throughout Haywood County. One traveling 32 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 7:30AM

20th "Chubby Checker" at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM Call 800-748-3000 for ticket information.

21st Haywood Community Band will be performing at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion at 6:30pm. This is a free event, bring your chair or blanket, refreshments available. Call 926-8021 for more information.

25th Ballroom Dance - 6 weekly sessions. Maggie Valley Club. $75 per person. Contact Debra Pointer at 828-335-0588.

26th & 27th Annual Cruso Friendship Community Quilt Show will be held at the Old Cruso School on Hwy. 276. Features handmade quilts, new & old. Wall hangings made by ladies of the community. Silent Auction. Fri. 10 am- 6pm, Sat. 10 am- 4 pm. 828 - 235-8111

26th & 27th "Festival of Native Peoples" at the Cherokee Fairgrounds (512 Tsali Road) Tribes from across the America's gather for this annual event. Dancing, singing, prayers and art exhibits. Gates open Friday @ 1pm & Saturday @ 11. Call 800-438-1601 for info.

26th & 27th Annual Fines Creek Bluegrass Jam will be held at the old Fines Creek School. Music begins at 5pm on Friday. Call 828- 627- 6396 for more information.

27th Tennis Clinic at the Maggie Valley Club. Meet at the courts for a free 30 minute technique/skill clinic and open play. Call 828-550-8515

27th Maggie Valley Moonlight Run - After a 2 year absence the Moonlight Run returns for it's 30th running. This 8k race will start & finish at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Call 828-400-5868 or visit www.gloryhoundevents.com

27th "George Jones" at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center. 7:30PM Call 800-748-3000 for ticket information.

31st - 9/5 Annual Labor Day Celebration in Canton. Parade will be Monday at 10am. Food vendors, rides and live entertainment.

** We have made every effort to include everyone in this monthly calendar.

We do apologize for anything we have missed. If you have events you would like

added to our calendar, please call 926-1686, before the 15th of each month.

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