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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

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Canton Museum focus on Fibreville, ‘Hidden Heritage’

The Canton Area Historical Museum will be your focal point of two important events this month.

• “Fibreville Family and Friends” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Those who lived or were raised in the Fiberville Community are particularly encouraged to come, bringing with them their memories and photos to share. This will be a great opportunity for the public to learn about life in a factory village from a personal perspective. Also, all visitors will have the opportunity to tour the museum learning about Canton’s rich history.

• “Hidden Heritage and Historical Hunt” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. This a self-guided tour in which participants are to locate and visit participating businesses whose buildings make up some of Canton’s most important and unique history. Starting at the museum, each participant will be given a town map and clues for each building. All completing the tour along with finding all buildings will be automatically entered in a contest for gift baskets donated by participating businesses. There will also be a scavenger hunt and old fashion slide tour of Canton within the museum itself designed for those not able to participate in the walking tour. Local specified restaurants will be offering discounts to participants. Local photographic historian Roland Osborne, will be on hand conducting a drawing for photographic reprints of Canton’s past.


Do you like a bonfire, storytelling?

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.



• “Laughing Balsam Sangha,” a meeting for Mindfullness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, meets will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at 318 Skyland Drive in Sylva. Included are sitting and walking meditation, and Dharma discussion. Free admission. For more information, call 828.335.8210, and “Like” them on Facebook.

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host the Jackson County Corn Hole Association on Monday evenings ($5 buy in, 100 percent payout), Karaoke with Captain Moose from 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, Trivia at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and a Guitar Hero Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 828.586.6440.

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. or 828.631.3075.

• 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.

• The Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express will depart at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20, and noon and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 21-22 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. On board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. Activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows, a coloring station, temporary tattoos, trick or treating, bouncy house, hayrides and live musical entertainment. For tickets, visit or 800.872.4681.

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