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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

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Craft brewing class at SCC

With new equipment secured from onsite craft brewing, Southwestern Community College will host a brewing program from 5 to 10 p.m. every Thursday from Oct. 23 through Dec. 18 in Sylva. 

The brewing program will be led by Taylor Rogers of Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Students will also gain a base knowledge of beer history and an introduction to the styles of beer. Those who successfully complete the program will be eligible for employment in the industry.

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Learn bartending at SCC

A seven-week course that helps students become professional bartenders will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Oct. 27 in the Balsam Center at Southwestern Community College in Sylva.

Students will learn from lectures, demonstrations and hands-on participation. Students must be at least 21 years old to enroll. Cost is $125 for the course, which covers topics including drink recipes, mixes, glassware and garnishes. 

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• A Kid’s Harvest Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Encouraging Word Baptist Church located at the Historic Bethel Presbyterian Church in Waynesville. Come enjoy pony rides, a bouncy house and slide, face painting, cake walk, games, prizes and hot dogs with all the fixins provided by Bethel Rural Community Organization. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Bethel Middle School Gymnasium. 

• The Backstreet Festival will be held all day Saturday, Oct. 25 in downtown Sylva.

• A benefit to raise money for a Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 1, in the Oak Room at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. The event will include dinner, as well as raffles, live and silent auctions. Donations to the Southeastern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, designated to the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, are designed to reach a goal of $50,000. The Southeastern Council, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is accepting donations on behalf of the Museum until it receives its own 501(c)(3) designation. RSVP by October 24 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.788.0034. 

• The 2nd annual Western Carolina University Student Ice Cream Eating Competition will be held at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Jack the Dipper Ice Cream in Sylva. The competition consists of up to 10 men and 10 ladies (two separate). They will have five minutes to consume as much ice cream as possible. There will be trophies and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in men’s and women’s groups. There will also be children’s activities and a raffle. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Reading Rover bookmobile. 

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