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Community dance in Sylva

Out of the Woodwork will perform at the community dance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. 

Dancing will include circle and square dances as well as contra dances. All dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. No previous experience is necessary and no partner is required. Barbara Groh will call the dance to the live music of Out of the Woodwork.

There will also be a potluck dinner following the dance at 5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish, plate, cup, cutlery and a water bottle. Suggested donation of $5.

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• Bluegrass sensation Town Mountain will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Macon County Heritage Center at the Historic Cowee School in Franklin. Tickets are $10. 828.349.1945 or 

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• Craig Summers & Lee Kram and Oktoberfest with Jamboogie will perform at Frog Level Brewing Company in Waynesville. Summers & Kram play Oct. 16, with Jamboogie Oct. 18. Shows begin at 6 p.m. Free. 828.454.5664 or 

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