OLGA PADER will describe the art of making beef jerky the old fashioned way – with no preservatives or artificial flavor enhancers – on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist fellowship hall. Call 828-524-3691 for more information.


THE HAYWOOD ARTS COUNCIL will welcome back the Haywood County Master Gardeners’ Exhibit, a show that marries fine gardens with fine art. The 2016 theme will be “Pollinate, Propagate, Cultivate,” and the HCAC invites interested artists to submit an application to participate by Monday, Feb. 1. The Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers make up a program housed under the Haywood County Extension Service. They seek to educate and inspire other gardeners, and they hope this show will help that goal. Artists are asked to produce work inspired by local gardens and the pollinators (bees, butterflies, birds, bats, etc.) that help them thrive. Applications do not have to include finished work, but they should show work examples and ideas for show submissions. Mark calendars and start planning submissions now. Visit, click on “Artists” and then “Call for Artists” for more information or for an application; or email