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Bonfires, storytelling in Cherokee

The Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park. Sit by a bonfire, alongside a river, and listen to some of Cherokee’s best storytellers. The bonfire is free and open to the public.


‘Mind Over Wine’ WOW fundraiser

The Women of Waynesville (WOW) will present the “Mind Over Wine” fundraiser from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Cork & Cleaver in the Waynesville Inn Resort.

Alongside food and wine pairings, entertainment will be provided by “Reality Twisting: The Magic of Dr. Brett Senor,” a mentalist. Proceeds from the event go to the ongoing community efforts of WOW, which focuses on helping local women and children.

$25 per person. 828.550.9978 or visit


Get on the craft beer, bbq train

The “BBQ & Brews Dinner Train” will depart at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City.

Enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets start at $69 and include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only and family friendly seating. 

For tickets, call 800.872.4681 or visit



• The Swain County Genealogical & Historic Society will release the “Glimpses of the Past: A Historical Calendar of Swain County” calendar at its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center in Bryson City. Calendars are $20 apiece. 

• The “Thunder in the Smokies” motorcycle rally will be June 30-July 2 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Bike games/show, live music, cruises, and more. $20 weekend pass. Discount tickets available. 

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. July 1 and 8 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• 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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