Mark your calendar for these events in Saluda

Published 3:08 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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“For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.”

~ Paul Farmer


The Saluda Arts Festival is coming back this year on May 21 from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. as Saluda’s historic downtown strives to cultivate and promote its heritage in the arts; and features 85 local/regional artists. Entry deadline for artists is March 15, 2022. For information, contact Lynn Casey at (828) 772-1504 or  If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact Beth Carson at  Volunteers are needed to work one of four shifts the day of the event; jobs include section leaders and assistants, festival information tent, parking supervisors, golf cart drivers, and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Linda Bailey at


Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) is busy year-round with land  conservation, trails, projects and more: visit or call 828-749-1560 to learn more. You can support SCLT with donations, volunteering, and through Amazon Smile. Contact “Trail Boss” Chuck Hearon at about ideas or willingness to lead a hike, or helping clear trails. On March 12, there will be a Kudzu Control Camp at Saluda Dog Park, 199 Chestnut Street,  from 10 a.m -12 p.m. This workshop will be led by Betsy Burdett and Don Dicey, who will provide hands-on instructions on identifying/controlling kudzu. SCLT’s Walks in the Woods resume this month with a walk on March 20 at Twin Bridges to enjoy spring wildflowers by the Pacolet River. Meet at Saluda Library’s parking lot at 2 p.m. to carpool. 


The Women’s Club of Saluda meets at Saluda Center on March 11 at 10 a.m.


The Historic Saluda Committee meets  March 11, at 2 p.m. at Saluda Library. On March 12 the HSC’s Step Back in History Program Series Presents: The Legacy of Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith with Billy Shand from 10 a.m – 11:30 a.m. at the historic Saluda Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 72 Charles Street. Billy Shand says, “Just above Main Street in Saluda is the enclave known as Smith Hill. Long held as the property of the Smith family and its branches, Smith Hill was once the site of the Infants and Children’s Sanitarium (ICS), a true “labor of love” that was the handiwork of Daniel Lesesne Smith (1877-1947), a true pioneer in the field of pediatric medicine. The ICS was one part of the remarkable story of Saluda’s contribution to medical history in western North Carolina, but only one part.” Contact for information.  


The Saluda Garden Club will visit Sow True Seeds in Asheville on March 21, 1 p.m.; contact Susan Cannon at 828-749-3852 for information.

The Saluda Winter Market is every other Saturday through March at Saluda Center, 64 Greenville Street from 9-12. 


Saluda Living in Place (SLIP), a non-profit organization to help seniors age in place, can help those 60+ in the greater Saluda community with home safety  and much more. SLIP (website can be contacted at 828-490-1040.

Saluda Pop-Up Pantry is Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church, 54 Carolina Avenue (behind Saluda Library). Masks/safety precautions taken. To volunteer, call Saluda Church of the Transfiguration, 828-749-9740. You can mail tax-deductible donations to Saluda Pop-Up Pantry, P.O. Box 428, Saluda, NC 28773 or donate online at www.saludapantrycom.   


Tickets for the Saluda Senior Center Fundraiser Gala on March 20 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. can be ordered from Louisa Williamson at (803) 707-8747 or Marti Wells (828) 749-9538. 


Happy March Birthday to: Genell Jespersen, Valerie Mintz, Sheldon Mintz, Curtis Pace, Anita Odgen Moore, Charles Weinhagen, Dorrie McKinley, Catherine Ross, Monica Pace, Ken Justus, Elizabeth Justus, Arlene Klippel, Rachel Bradley, Chris Bradley,  Martha Stoney Anderson, Dawn Ward, Peggy Wolf, Dori Ray, Martin Anderson, Lucy Holman, Craig Bass, Laura Bass, Patty Martin, Tangie Morgan, Melanie Keener, and Erica Shanks. 


Feel free to contact me at, (828) 817-6765, P.O. Box 331, Saluda, NC 28773, Facebook, or visit