Entries by Elizabeth Burson

Celebrate the dance & food of India!

Celebrate the dance & food of India in a special Folkmoot Family International Dinner on March 11! The Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville, will become festooned with the sights, sounds, colors and flavors of the Indian sub-continent and everyone is invited to participate, 6 p.m. Tickets prices are $10 for adults & parents […]

Bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March

It’ll be a bluegrass & BBQ bonanza in March at Folkmoot when some of the region’s top musical stars combine with some of the region’s best eats for an early spring celebration in the mountains! The evening of music, food and family fun is set for March 19 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center and will […]

Appalachian dance classes for teens!

Our dance classes for young children were so successful Folkmoot will offer, beginning February 16, Appalachian dance classes for teens! (And adults will be welcome, too!) Appalachian Dance Class 101 will feature instruction in flat-foot dancing, buck dancing, clogging and square dance styles unique to the Haywood County mountains.  Winter term classes will be focused […]

CPR classes are set for February

CPR classes are set for February at Folkmoot.   The two-night course, now set for Tuesday, Feb. 2, and Wednesday, Feb. 3, will cost $40. Both sessions will be held at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Kristen Curtis of the Haywood County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be teach […]

Learn pottery from an expert at Folkmoot

Learn pottery from an expert at Folkmoot in February and March! The six-week course in the beautiful craft, which will cost $100 plus the cost of materials, will begin February 17 and each Wednesday through March 23 at our Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville. All ages are welcome! Each class will begin at […]

Calling writers to Folkmoot!

Calling writers to Folkmoot! Become part of our crew! Scribes, authors, correspondents, journalistas, stringers, ghostwriters, scripters and all you esteemed people of letters, we are looking for a few good wordsmiths (with imagination and literary punch) to help us publish timely and compelling pieces to our website publishing effort. Our online audience is local and global […]

The history of Christmas is special, too!

Sure it’s the favorite time of year for many – as it should be – and the history of Christmas is special, too! Every special event has a history, no matter how big or small.   (Editor’s Note: Folkmoot will be closed from December 23 to January 4. We wish you a safe, peaceful and […]

Folkmoot life leads to travel abroad

For at least one young Haywood County (NC) woman, a Folkmoot life leads to travel abroad. Haywood County’s own Heather Davidson has been involved with Folkmoot for over a decade as a volunteer and for the past two summers as a guide for visiting dance troupes. Meeting so many people from around the world, from […]

A special “thanks” to HVO!

Folkmoot has a special “thanks” to HVO, Haywood Vocational Opportunities! We have so many people to thank everyday!! The growing support we receive from the community is allowing Folkmoot to give more back. But a special “thank you” goes out to HVO and, especially, its Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP): the wonderful folks who run the […]

Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights – adds to December as a festive month the world over. December is favorite month for many people and not only because of all the celebrations. (In fact there are 29 holidays celebrated by seven of world’s major religions between Nov. 1 and Jan. 15.) In North Carolina, December […]

Kids can learn Appalachian Dance!

Kids can learn Appalachian Dance, its melodic and mesmerizing flow, at Folkmoot in January! Folkmoot is offering Appalachian Dance Class 101 beginning January 5 for kids in the 6th grade or younger at the Folkmoot Friendship Center. Classes feature flat-foot dancing, buck dancing, clogging and square dance styles unique to the Haywood County mountains. Kim […]

Get your coconut cream pie tonight!

Get your coconut cream pie tonight at Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La! I am lover of all things coconut. It instantly transports me to a lovely warm place.  I love the texture of the little shavings and that odd almost crunch sound they make as you bit them; not to mention the delicious cream that carries them […]