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Cataloochee ‘Way Back When’ dinner 

The “Way Back When” trout dinner will continue at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. 

The dinner showcases a recreation meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. Enjoy a wagon ride across the ranch property amid the authentic re-creation of Mr. Tom and Miss Judy Alexander’s first fishing camp. 

Cost is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The dinner will also be held Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 2 and 16.

To RSVP, call 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or


Canton Cupcake Challenge returns

The fourth annual Cupcake Challenge will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Canton Branch Library.

The challenge is open to all ages, from children to adults. Sign-up is required for interested bakers, who may register either at the front desk of the library. Bakers are asked to make one dozen cupcakes (from scratch or a mix), and decorate them with a “superhero” theme. Decorations must be edible, and each cupcake should be the same flavor. Entries will be judged on: taste, presentation, and originality. Prizes will be awarded in an adult, teen, and children’s category. There will be also an audience favorite prize.

Bakers will need to check-in starting at 1 p.m. on the day of the event. General admission and judging will take place starting at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come sample the cupcakes, and there will be a cupcake decorating station for children.



LEGO Club in Bryson City 

There will be a LEGO Club meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

The library will provide Legos and Duplos for ages 3 and up, the only thing area children need to bring is their imagination. All area children are invited join in and let your creativity shine.




• The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 1 Spend an evening with the Cherokee people by a roaring fire. Listen as Cherokee storytellers in period dress from the 17th century spin tales of days gone by, myths and mysteries passed down through the ages and talk of the history. Learn Cherokee survival skills and experience the dance. Your hosts will provide light refreshments, which include marshmallows for roasting and drinks. Guests sit by the fire near the Oconaluftee riverside enjoying a unique and entertaining experience. The events are free and open to the public. 

• There will be a fundraiser for Tammy Carmona, a Haywood County resident currently undergoing treatment for Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Frog Level Brewing Company in Waynesville. Proceeds will go toward living expenses during treatment while she can’t work. Come prepared for fun with music and entertainment by DJ Captain Moose, karaoke, dancing, food, a silent auction, fabulous door prizes and more to celebrate life with Tammy Carmona. A donation of $10 at the door includes admission and food. Donations to the Tammy Carmona Fund are gratefully accepted at any branch of TD Bank, to the following account: Router: 052401026, Account: 4329609593, and online at Any amount is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 828.550.7050.

• The 28th annual Missions Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29-30 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. 828.524.3267 or 

• There will be special dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Breaking Bread Café in Bethel. Hand cut New York strip streak ($19.95) or teriyaki chicken kabob ($15.95), with each full course meal featuring a handful of sides, soups, and more. By reservation only. or 828.648.3838.

• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad presents The Wizard of Oz train ride at the GSMR depot in Bryson City. The 2.5-hour round-trip journey will retell the story of the beloved movie, The Wizard of Oz, on board a real train. The adventure operates July 21-24, 28-31 and Aug 4-7. Exact excursion times and ticket prices are available by calling 800.872.4681 or by visiting Tickets begin at $48 for adults (13+) and $38 for children (2-12). 

• The 51st annual Macon County Gemboree will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28-July 31 at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Sponsored by the Macon County Gem and Mineral Society. 

• The Highlands Road Gem Show will be held July 28-July 31 at the corner of U.S. 441 and Highlands Road in Franklin. Rock, minerals, rough and cut gems, supplies, and more. Admission is free. 828.369.6341 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.. 

• There will be a yoga class at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Hudson Library in Highlands. Free. 828.526.3031. 

• A bingo night will run at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays 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. 

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. July 23 and 30 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. or 828.586.6300.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. July 23 and 30 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A wine tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 23 and 30 at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Free with dinner ($15 minimum). There will also be a craft beer tasting and taco night on June 30 and July 7. 828.452.6000.

• 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.

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