Weekly Picks: June 8-14, 2011

Whether you're seeking a new career or just looking for extra work, head over to the Haywood Park Hotel, 1 Battery Park Ave., for the New Start Career Fair, featuring representatives from a number of local and regional employers. Resume and proper attire required. Held on Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: newstartcareerfair.blogspot.com.

The public is invited to an auction of student and instructor work at the Penland School of Crafts, 67 Doras Trail in Penland, on Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. All proceeds support Penland's scholarship programs. Info: penland.org.

Check out the latest addition to the River Arts District on Friday, June 10 from 5-10 p.m. as Pink Dog Creative, a multi-use arts space located at 342 Depot St., celebrates the grand opening of 15 artists' studios, the debut of The Junction Restaurant and an exhibition of work by Cleaster Cotton. Info: pinkdog-creative.com.

Black Mountain Recreation and Parks will mark National Get Outdoors Day with a family-friendly campout at Recreation Park, off Blue Ridge Road, on Saturday, June 11, featuring games, crafts, stories, dinner, campfires, stargazing and more. Activities begin at 4 p.m. Info: bmrecreation.com.

See everything the River Arts District has to offer on Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as 150 artists open their studios in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River. Information will be available at the five-points intersection of Depot Street. Studio stroll begins on Saturday, June 11. Info: riverartsdistrict.com.

Seniors can view elk and other wildlife on a trip departing from the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St., on Monday, June 13 from 2 to 9 p.m. Bring dinner, a folding chair and binoculars. Info: recprograms@townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030.

If you’ve always wanted to run away with the circus but never had the nerve, check out Runaway Circus, who will perform music, juggling and vaudeville at The Hop, 640 Merriman Ave., suite 103, on Tuesday, June 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 254-2224.

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