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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00

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• A wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser to benefit ARF (Jackson County Humane Society) will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. Cost is $10. 828.586.6300 or www.mountainlovers.com or www.a-r-f.org/arf. 

• The Mountain Street Dance will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in front of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Waynesville. Old-fashioned mountain music and clogging, with instruction offered to any and all. Free. www.downtownwaynesville.com. 

• The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad “Dinosaur Train” will run at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1 and 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Bryson City Train Depot. Based on the popular PBS kid’s show, it is fun for all ages. The same times will also run for July 24-26. For tickets, 800.872.4681 or www.gsmr.com. 

• To bring awareness to the Solarize WNC program, Innovation Brewing will unveil their new “Solarize Beer” on Saturday, Aug. 1, in downtown Sylva. www.innovation-brewing.com. 

• There will be a farm-to-table dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hidden Valley Farm in Clyde. There will also be live music. Tickets are $50 per person. 828.450.2232 or www.hiddenvalleyfarmnc.com. 

• The “Country Western” theme will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 6 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. 828.648.2363.

• A sake class and tasting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Taste seven sakes with master sake sommelier Sara Guterbock. $24.99 per person. 828.452.6000.

• The “Way Back When” trout dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 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. Tickets for the event also includes food and beverage. 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or www.cataloocheeranch.com. 

• The High Mountain Squares will host their “Beach Party Dance” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Dr. Jim Duncan will be the caller. Western style square dancing, main/stream and plus levels. All welcome. 828.371.4946 or 828.342.1560 or www.highmountainsquares.com. 

• Donations are currently being accepted for the CatMan2 auction at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Lifeway Community Church in Sylva. Held on “National Feral Cat Day,” the feline nonprofit is in search of small items. Monetary donations can also be sent to CatMan2, P.O. Box 2344, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723. For more information, 828.293.0892.

• There will be a hummus and beer pairing from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Heinzelmannchen Brewery in Sylva. Free samples. www.yourgnometownbrewery.com.

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