Spotlight of Events

    Deadline for submission of items for the arts and entertainment calendar is 3 p.m. Friday.

Aug. 15
    Friends of Murphy Public Library’s annual silent auction of art, antiques, gift certificates and more begins at 9 a.m. Thursday and end at noon Saturday. For details, call 837-2417 or go to to see photos.

Aug. 16
    Resident artistic director Laurel Adams has begun rehearsals for this summer’s romp of the comedy Leading Ladies, which will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Peacock Performing Arts Center in Hayesville. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Seating is reserved and tickets are on sale – $20 for adults, $9 for students, with group discounts available. For tickets, call or visit the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays; call 389-2787; visit the website at; or stop by Tiger’s Mercantile on the square in downtown.
    “Stories on the Square,” sponsored by the N.C. Storytelling Guild and Mountain Area Storytellers, will will have open mic night from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Corner Coffee and Wine Shop, 66 Church St. in Hayesville. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Storytellers, poets, writers and musicians are welcome. For details, contact Kanute Rarey at or 502-525-7272.

Aug. 22
    John C. Campbell Folk School and N.C. Writers’ Network – West will sponsor The Literary Hour at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, where network members will read in the community room at Keith House on the folk school campus in Brasstown. Featured readers will be Kenneth Chamlee, Carol Crawford and Karen Paul Holmes. This reading is free and open to the public. For details, email Mary Ricketson at

Aug. 24
    N.C. Writers’ Network – West and Jackson County Regional Public Library will host “A Day for Writers” Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. The fee for N.C. Writers’ Network members is $65, students $35 and non-members $78. For details, click on Complete the registration form and mail with a check to Glenda Beall, P.O. Box 43, Hayesville, NC 28904 or register online at

Sept. 20
    Community Youth/ACT 1 Players will present Wicked is as Wicked Does at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29, at Valleytown Cultural Arts Center, 125 Chestnut St. in Andrews. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 828-361-2781 to reserve tickets.


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Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5122
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