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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

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LEGO Club in Bryson City 

There will be a LEGO Club meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

The library will provide Legos and Duplos for ages 3 and up, the only thing area children need to bring is their imagination.



World Series of Poker at Harrah’s

The 11th season of the World Series of Poker circuit will wrap up under the bright lights of the ESPN cameras with the 2015 WSOP National Championship July 23 to Aug. 2 at Harrah’s Cherokee.

An official WSOP gold bracelet event and a share of over $1 million in prize money are on the line. National Championship events take place July 29-31, with two last seats to the championship up for grabs during qualifying events running July 24-26. ESPN will televise this event on at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, with two-hours of coverage planned.  

The defending champion is Germany's Dominik Nitsche, who entered last year via the World Rankings qualification $10,000 entry fee and walked away with $352,800 and his second WSOP gold bracelet (he now has three). 


Canton Cupcake Challenge 

The third annual Cupcake Challenge will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Canton Branch Library.

The challenge is open to all ages, from children to adults. Sign-up is required for interested bakers, who may register either at the front desk of the library. Bakers are asked to make one dozen cupcakes (from scratch or a mix), and decorate them with a “superhero” theme. Decorations must be edible, and each cupcake should be the same flavor. Entries will be judged on: taste, presentation, and originality. Prizes will be awarded in an adult, teen, and children’s category. There will be also an audience favorite prize.

Bakers will need to check-in starting at 1:15 p.m. on the day of the event. General admission and judging will take place starting at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come sample the cupcakes, and there will be a cupcake decorating station for children. |




• There will be a craft beer tasting with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Satulah Mountain Brewing in Highlands. Live music by Jimandi (folk/rock), with food from Native Culinary Design. 

• A special Chilean dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. The four-course meal will include a live performance by an authentic Chilean group, who are in town for Folkmoot USA. $49.99 per person. For reservations, 828.452.6000.

• 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 

• 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 

• 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 to an 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 

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