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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

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Remembrance of Victoria Casey McDonald

The Jackson County Public Library will host “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Community Room in Sylva. 

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” celebrates Black History Month in Jackson County and serves as a tribute to the life and legacy of Victoria Casey McDonald. The event will include musical guests, a Story Circle of shared memories featured friends, family and former students, moderated by Marie T. Cochran.

For additional information, contact Victoria’s daughter, Faustine McDonald Wilson, owner of Survival Pride clothing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marie T. Cochran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the library at 828.586.2016.

This event is co-sponsored by Survival Pride Clothing, the Affrilachian Artist Project, and the Jackson County Public Library.

 

Do you like chocolate and beer?

There will be a “Chocolate & Bier Pairing” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Heinzelmännchen Brewery in Sylva. 

Six samples of Heinzelmännchen Biers and six delectable chocolates from Baxley's. 

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and can be purchased at either business. Cash or check only. $5 of each ticket will go to The Community Table, a nonprofit that provides nutritious meals to neighbors in need in a welcoming environment.

828.631.4466 or 828.631.3379.

 

Cashiers Chocolate Cook-Off 

The sixth annual Chocolate Cook-Off will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers. 

Those who cannot attend are welcome to make a dessert to be auctioned off during this event. 

Entry forms can be found at the Sapphire Valley Community Center or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hand it in to the front desk at the library, or send it to Bonnie Zacher, 497 Tower Road, Sapphire, N.C. 28774.  

The event is put together by the Friends of the Albert Carlton Cashiers Library.

828.743.0489 or 828.743.5940.

 

Also:

• The fifth annual Smoky Mountain Home Builders Association “Chili Cookoff” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Free to enter. Free to taste for SMHBA members and member guests, $5 to the general public. RSVP to 828.454.0221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

• Chef Ricardo Fernandez will be hosting a Mountain Cooking Club class from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. His classes combine his native Argentine cuisine with influences from Spain and Italy. Class fee is $65 plus a $1 Mountain Cooking Club 2016 membership fee. To reserve your space, please mail a check (payable to Ricardo Fernandez) to Suzanne Fernandez at 3553 Panther Creek Road, Clyde, North Carolina 28721. Reservations confirmed upon receipt of payment. 828.627.6751 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

• The Balsam Mountain Inn will host a “Valentine’s Package” through Feb. 28. Add a candlelit dinner for two, fresh flowers, champagne, souvenir flutes and freshly baked cookies for an additional $125 to the room rate. To reserve, 800.224.9498.

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. There will also be a Spanish wine dinner with Chef Jackie Blevins at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 ($70 per person, three courses and three wines) and a “pop-in” small plate and wine evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24. www.papouswineshop.com or 828.586.6300.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host a wine tasting on Wednesdays and a craft beer tasting on Thursdays. Both events run from 4 to 8 p.m. There will also be tapas from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. www.classicwineseller.com. 

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Watch the demonstrations, eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online. www.countrytraditionsnc.com.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.

• The High Mountain Squares will host their "Mardi Gras Dance" from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Franklin. Dr. Jim Duncan from Otto will be the caller. Western Style Square Dancing, main/stream and plus levels. New dancers lessons will begin March 6. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 828.342.1560, 828.332.0001 or www.highmountainsquares.com.

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