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Cataloochee hosts ‘Way Back When’ dinner 

The “Way Back When” trout dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. 

The dinner showcases a hearty 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. 

Tickets for the event also includes food and beverage. The dinner will also be held July 17 and 31; Aug. 14 and 28; and Sept. 4 and 25.

828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or www.cataloocheeranch.com. 


Sk8way summer camp

The Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE will be hosting a summer camp from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 15 to Aug. 7 in Waynesville.

The Sk8way has once again partnered with area teachers and specialists to offer a fun, affordable, healthy and safe summer day camp experience for kids who've finished kindergarten through sixth grade. With “Skate, Learn, Play” as the theme, this year the summer camp has gone the extra mile to become an officially licensed camp by the State of North Carolina which allows them to accept subsidized payments from Southwestern Child Development. 

The Sk8way has also added a 5,000-square foot outdoor park for the kids to play in, new games, field trips and daily activities, as well as a nutritious breakfast and lunch provided by the Haywood County School System. 

The camp offers flexible scheduling to work with parent’s schedules and summer vacations. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full time enrollment (4-5 days a week) is $110 and part time is $90 (1-3 days a week). Parents can choose the days and weeks they want their child to attend. Part-time campers are accepted according to availability. There is a $60 enrollment fee to reserve your child’s space for summer and comes with a camp T-shirt that the campers are asked to wear on the off site activity days. Registration is currently under way.




• The H Bar M Rodeo will be from 5 to 10 p.m. July 3-4 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska. Bull and bronco riding, barrel racing, roping, and more. www.haywoodcountyfairgrounds.org or 828.400.1704.

• The Maggie Valley Swap Meet & Car Show will be held June 26-28 at the Festival Grounds. For a full schedule of events, click on www.maggievalleyswapmeet.com or 423.623.2723. 

• The Taste of Local Flavors will be from all day Thursday, July 2, at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Hosted by Mad Batter owner/head chef Jeannette Evans, the fundraiser will showcase culinary dishes made with locally grown produce, meats, eggs and cheeses. Proceeds go to the Jackson County Farmer’s Market, who will also have vendors onsite during the tasting. The Mad Batter itself will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. the day of event. www.jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org. 

• The Mountain Street Dance will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, in front of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Waynesville. Old-fashioned mountain music and clogging. Free. www.downtownwaynesville.com.

• The second annual Disney theme night will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 25 at the Canton pool. Normal hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3. The “American Block Party” theme night will be June 30 and July 2. 828.648.2363.


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