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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

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Sarge’s benefit at Laurel Ridge

A night of food, music and live/silent auctions will be held at Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s 6th annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. 

Before the dinner, guests may visit the silent auction area containing many dining, golf and spa packages, as well as unique items for people and their pets. The live auction will include vacation packages, special dinners and the opportunity to have a photograph of the winning bidder’s favorite dog featured front and center on the Sarge’s Dog Walk T-shirt for the 2015 event. 

The event will be a sit-down dinner with two entrées from which to choose. Laurel Ridge Country Club is offering a sirloin steak/chicken Marsala combination or vegetarian entrée, all with side dishes, salad and dessert. Menu selections need to be turned in by Sept. 25. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased for $50 per person at Sarge’s Adoption Center in Waynesville. Table sponsorships are available for $450, which will reserve a table for eight guests. 

828.246.9050 or www.sargeandfriends.org


Oyster roast, jazz benefit in Highlands

Featuring an oyster roast and live jazz, the Highlands on the Half-Shell fundraiser for the Highlands Biological Foundation will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the amphitheatre behind the Nature Center in Highlands.

Feast on oysters, shrimp and jambalaya while enjoying the energetic tunes of Asheville’s Firecracker Jazz Band. Attire is “Cajun casual.”

The Highlands Biological Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides critical support for the biological station, nature center and botanical garden. 

Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. 



Fun-Fly, Airshow & BBQ

The Macon Aeromodelers will host the 5th annual Invitational Fun-Fly, Airshow & BBQ  at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the OTX Aerodome in Otto.

The model air show will feature electric, scale war birds, giant scale 3D models, helicopters and quad rotors. Attendees can also take a virtual ride in the giant piper cub with FPV goggles. RC flight simulators and instructors will also be available. Smoked Boston butt barbecue and hot dogs will be served. 

$5 for parking, $7 for the barbecue plate and $5 for the hot dog plate.




•The Antioch Baptist Church will hold their annual Missions Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. Flea market, youth baked hoods, new and used furniture, and more. Proceeds go to fund mission projects. 828.627.1200.

•A trunk-show for women’s fashions created by outwear designer Denise Dickens will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at the Dovecote Porch & Gardens in Cashiers. www.dargan.com/dovecote-events. 

•Spooky storytelling will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City. www.greatsmokies.com.

•Those interested in learning genealogy research skills can attend a class on the subject at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Canton Public Library. The presentation will also focus on the Haywood County Public Library History Collection and how people can properly use the resources. Free. 828.648.2924. 

•The Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express will depart at noon and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train depot in Bryson City. Peanuts characters in costume, children’s activities, and more. For more information and ticket rates, call 800.872.4681 or www.gsmr.com. 

•Drink-N-Think will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro in Sylva. The open floor forum welcomes any and all to come and participate in the topic discussion. Anyone may sign up to lead off DNT and will receive $20 in house credit for Soul Infusion. 828.586.1717.

•A corn maze, hayrides and pumpkin patch will kickoff the fall season on Oct. 1 on U.S. 19 at the Tuckasegee River Bridge. Hayrides available Friday-Sunday. Group rate available. 828.488.2376 or www.greatsmokies.com. 

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