On the streetWritten by Admin
Want to learn ballroom dancing?
A four-week, couples ballroom dance class will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1 at the Qualla Community Building, located at 184 Shoal Creek Loop in Whittier.
Cost is $10 per person, per class, or $35 for the four-week session. All proceeds will go to the Qualla Community Club (a nonprofit organization) for maintaining the Qualla Community Building.
The Qualla Community Building is an important asset for the community members, and provides a place for them to hold special events and community activities. If you’re not interested in the dance classes, you can make a tax-deductible contribution to support such a worthy cause. If you have any questions, call 828.497.9456.
• The “Hot Air Balloon Fundraiser for New Library Campaign” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Darnell Farms in Bryson City, weather permitting. Chester and Karen Bartlett of Re/Max Awenasa Realty have arranged with the parent company to bring one of their hot air balloons to help raise enthusiasm and funds for a new Marianna Black library in Bryson City. For a minimum $10 per person donation, folks can climb into the gongola and be lifted up to the end of a 40-foot tether for a panoramic view. Inflation of the balloon begins at 4 p.m, with lifts thereafter.
• The next “STIR” (socialize, talk, interact, remember” Sylva Block Party will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in downtown. Door prizes, food vendors, networking, shopping, and more. To RSVP, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828.586.2155.
• The 18th Annual Spirit of the Smokies Car Show will be held Oct. 29 on Front Street in Dillsboro. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Sylva Rotary Club and the Smoky Mountain Cruisers. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Categories include: Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Special Interest Vehicles, Modified Street Machines, Trucks, Street Rods, Farm Equipment. Registration that day begins at 9 a.m. For information on how to register, visit www.sylvarotaryclub.org/page/spirit-of-the-smokies-car-show.
• The Antioch Baptist Church will hold their annual Missions Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska. Flea market, youth baked goods, barbecue, new and used furniture, and more. Proceeds go to fund mission projects through the organization “Life Together Nicaragua.”
• The “Roktoberfest Release Party” will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Heinzelmannchen Brewery in Sylva. Brats, kraut, chocolate stout cake. Live music from 6 to 8 p.m. by Henry Wong (guitar/mandolin). Suggested donation of $10, which goes to benefit The Community Table.
• A couples ballroom dance class will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at the Qualla Community Building, located at 184 Shoal Creek Loop in Whittier. Cost is $10 per person, per class. All proceeds will go to the Qualla Community Club (a nonprofit organization) for maintaining the Qualla Community Building. If you have any questions, please call 828.497.9456.
• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 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. Oct. 22 and 29 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.
• 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.
• There will be a LEGO Club meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 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. 828.488.3030.