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Ready for the ‘Rockin’ Block Party’?

The “Rockin’ Block Party” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, on Main Street in Waynesville.

Children’s activities, barbecue, live music, and much more. For more information on the event, call 828.456.3517 or click on


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, please call 828.335.8210, and “Like” them on Facebook.

• The “Railroad Reserve Wine & Dine” event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23 on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. For more information or to purchase tickets, click on

• The Southwestern Community College “Bluegrass, Blue Jean & Bling” gala will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Harrah’s Cherokee. Dinner, silent auction, corn hole, and more. Tickets are $150 per person, with table sponsorships available. To get tickets, call 828.339.4227.

• There will be free adult clogging lessons at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 26 at the Yellowhill Activity Center in Cherokee. Sponsored by the Appalachian Community Dance Association. Instructor is Dave Conklin. No partner needed. Wear closed shoes. No sandals or flip-flops. For more information, call 828.488.3848.

• 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. Sept. 16 and 23 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23 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.

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