What Whee Do, April 28 – May 4

Sunday, April 28:

  • Base Camp Cullowhee invites you on a wild ride on the Nantahala. Join their kayaking trip at 9 a.m. dropping by their office at Brown to sign up. The cost is $35 for Wildcat Club members, $30 for students and $40 for non students. Lunch and kayaking gear is included in the cost. Please have some kayaking experience for this trip!
  • The Inspiration Choir Spring Concert will be held at 10 a.m. in the University Center Grandroom. The concert is free.
  • Get a head start on those exams coming up next week! Find a quiet place indoors to get away from ringing cell phones, beeping IM messages and any other distractions. After a few hours of studying, reward yourself with a trip to Jack the Dipper Ice Cream Parlor in Sylva.
  • At 6:30 p.m., there will be a benefit for the Arts for Humanity at Hoey Auditorium. A suggested donation of $5 will get you into their showcase of artwork, monologues and other performances by local talent.

Monday, April 29:

  • There are plenty of exercise classes offered on Monday. Sunrise Cycle is at 6:30 a.m. in the CRC, room 207. At 12:10 p.m., there is Power Pump in room 208, which focuses on toning and strengthening muscle. Pilates begin at 4:30 p.m. in room 208 with Butts & Guts following at 5:30 p.m. in the same room. Zumba will also take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 207. Finally, Ab Attack will begin at 6:30 p.m. in room 207.
  • The weather is finally warm and breezy. Have a dog? Go on a long walk on the new hiking trail system created by Base Camp Cullowhee. Don’t have a dog? Spend some time volunteering with the Jackson County Animal Shelter and meet a new furry friend.
  • After a long day of working out and being outdoors, nothing beats smoothies at Freshens with your friends!

Tuesday, April 30:

  • Know someone graduating? Do something special for him or her today to let them know you are excited about his or her upcoming adventure as a graduated Catamount. Take them out to eat, go shopping, walk around the entirety of campus or make a special ice cream creation at Freshens.
  • The Catamount Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center Theater. Electric Soul is also performing, under the direction of Jon Henson. The event is free.
  • Also at 7:30 p.m., the Smoky Mountain High School Solo & Ensemble Concert will begin at the Coulter Recital Hall.

Wednesday, May 1:

  • Photography is a hidden passion for many! Find unique spots around campus and take photos with your friends to remember the good times you have had this semester.
  • Warrior Workout begins at 5:30 p.m. in the CRC, room 206. This is a 45-minute workout that involves kickboxing and strength training.
  • The WCU Jazz Combos Concert will go on at 7:30 p.m. in the Coulter Recital Hall. Two jazz groups will perform from the School of Music for an hour-long show. This event is free.

Thursday, May 2:

  • Had a crazy adventure this semester? Formed a tight group of friends? Get T-shirts made a Simply T’s on campus. They have all sorts of colors, designs and fonts to choose from, so you will have incredibly unique shirts.
  • Drop by Jack the Dipper Ice Cream Parlor for their new limeade sherbet fizz. It’s made out of rainbow sherbet ice cream and 7-Up soda!
  • Staying in Cullowhee over the summer? Make a Summer Bucket List to keep yourself busy, entertained and having fun! There are all sorts of festivals and adventures that await like the Annual Ramp Festival on May 5 and the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration on June 8, both in Waynesville. Pick up brochures in the nearby towns like Dillsboro to find out about parades and special town holidays. There are also several places to take ghost tours, trail riding and river rafting.

Friday, May 1:

  • Congratulations! You made it through another semester! Happy last day of classes!
  • Beginning at 7 p.m., check out the annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the Bardo Arts Center Theater. Even if you are not a movie lover, this will be a night to remember as the festival displays the fifth annual presentation of short films created by Western Carolina motion picture students. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash only.

Saturday, May 2:

  • Head to the library as early as possible and stake out your new “home away from home” as you cram, study, ponder, cry and/or beat to death whatever subjects you need to learn before the big exam week. Good luck!
  • Make sure to take some time to unwind and refuel. Stop by the Java City coffee shop in the Hunter Library for a coffee, a fat muffin and some energy bars.