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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

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‘Gambling’ for a good cause

The Haywood Healthcare Foundation will host Casino Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. 

The event includes live music, dancing, gaming tables, auctions and food.

For 2016, a portion of the Casino Night proceeds will provide more AEDs (defibrillators) for Haywood County law enforcement vehicles. The officers are trained and prepared to use these defibrillators to save lives when they are first to arrive on the scene of a cardiac emergency. Ten more defibrillators are needed to add to the 14 the Foundation provided last year.

Proceeds from Casino Night will also be used to support CEV — Children Exposed to Violence. HHF, in partnership with the 30th Judicial Alliance and healthcare professionals, will address this critical need in Haywood County.

The 30th Judicial Alliance, in collaboration with the Pigeon Center, offers a summer camp with enrichment programming for county youth. An important component of the camp is that specialized mental health programming is provided for at-risk school-aged youth. 

HHF will provide scholarships to support children who need to be in a safe environment for summer. Proceeds will also be used to help provide staffing for the summer program.

Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsoring a table allows guests to bring co-workers and friends together to enjoy the evening. Sponsorship information and reservations are available at www.haywoodhealthcarefoundation.org or by calling 828.452.8343. Gaming chips have no monetary value and no currency will be used for gaming or prizes.


Bryson City celebrates Appalachian heritage 

The 22nd annual Swain County Heritage Festival is May 27-28 at Riverfront Park in Bryson City.

The festival will feature a variety of live music including gospel, country and bluegrass. Dozens of crafters and vendors will be on hand to sell their products, with plenty of activities for children. Friday night entertainment runs from 6 to 9 p.m., with Saturday acts from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public.



Sk8way Summer Camp is enrolling now

Smoky Mountain Sk8way Summer Camp — offered in conjunction with Fun Zone — once again offers youth a unique experience with an opportunity to meet new friends and discover new interests. 

The camp is offered by Smoky Mountain Sk8way and Fun Zone, Western North Carolina’s largest roller-skating rink and family entertainment center. 

The nine-week day camp includes activities like hula hooping, K9 demonstrations, bee keeping, trips to Cherokee, movies, roller skating, swimming, crafts and more.

The summer camp is for kids ages 6 to 13 years old with a daily drop in or weekly schedule. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with drop off times on Tuesday and Thursdays by 9:30 a.m. to make the bus for field trips. Daily attendance is $30 a day or $110 a week. 

The camp staff is made up of local teachers, experienced coaches and returning counselors. For more information visit www.smokymountainsk8way.com or call 828. 246.9124.


Cataloochee ‘Way Back When’ dinner 

The “Way Back When” trout dinners at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley will open its 2016 season at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 20.

The dinner showcases music, storytelling and re-creates the atmosphere of the 1930s Appalachian trout camp operated by Mr. Tom and Miss Judy Alexander, the founders of Cataloochee Ranch.

Cost is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The dinners will be held June 3 and 24, July 15 and 29, Aug. 12 and 26, and Sept. 2 and 16.

To RSVP, call 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or www.cataloocheeranch.com.



• The Franklin High School FFA Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. May 20-21 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 5-10, and free for kids under age 5. For advance tickets, call 828.524.6467.

• A bingo night will run at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays from May 26 through Sept. 1 at the Maggie Valley Pavilion. Cash prizes and concessions by Moonshine Grill. Sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association. 828.926.7630. 

• There will be a fundraiser for Catman2 and ARF on Tuesday, May 24, at the Sneak E Squirrel Brewery in Sylva. The brewery will also have a kitchen takeover by gourmet Cajun Chef Kelly Theriot Bye on Saturday, May 28. 828.586.6440. 

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 21 and 28 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. www.papouswineshop.com or 828.586.6300.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. May 21 and 28 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.

• A wine tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 and 25 at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Free with dinner ($15 minimum). 828.452.6000.

• The Secret Wine Company will have a “Grand Opening Dinner” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and Tuesday, May 31, at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. The four-course meal by Executive Chef Jackie Blevins of Perfectly Seasoned will also include wine pairings with each dish. $69 per person, all-inclusive. To RSVP, call 828.452.0120. 

• There will be a “Tasty Tuesday: Winter Seasonals” at 7 p.m. May 24 and 31 at Mad Anthony’s Bottle Shop & Beer Garden. 

• The S.T.I.R. Networking Event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Lazy Hiker Brewing in Franklin. Sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and the Macon County EDC. The “STIR” is: Socialize, Talk, Interact and Remember. RSVP by calling the Franklin Chamber at 828.524.3161.

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