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Arts & Entertainment

The Fourth Annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Old Mill 1886 in Cherokee.

Artists from all over the Southeast will gather to demonstrate and sell their hand crafted works.

Artists will include: Cherokee artists, blacksmith, quilters, jewelry designers, Appalachian crafters and fly fishing demonstration by a local fisherman.

There will be smoked BBQ, funnel cakes, apple fritters and music.

The mill is located at 3082 U.S. 441. One mile south of Cherokee.


The Bascom’s youth programs are an amazing, energizing, valuable art experience and just plain fun. This fall, children can experience:

— “Tuesday After School Art”, Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 3:15-4:30 pm. After school art for elementary aged students. Lessons include drawing, painting, modeling and collage. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-registration is required. $30 for a six-week session.


ASHE, the UNC Asheville environmental group and the Mountain Protectors Campaign are hosting a benefit concert Sept. 24, 3 to 11 p.m. at the UNC Asheville Quad, to help raise community awareness of the dangers of nuclear waste. Say “no” to the transportation through or dumping of nuclear waste in WNC and “yes” to promoting renewable energy resources.


The Arts Council will sponsor a basket-weaving class Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Macon County Cooperative Extension Building. Participants will construct a functional and decorative “Williamsburg” basket, designed after a popular basket used in Colonial times. Instructor Joanne Nolen is a skilled weaver and basket maker. No experience is needed.


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