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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

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Open call for Greening Up

There is an open call currently underway for artisans, vendors and environmentally-themed booths at the 21st annual Greening Up the Mountains, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in downtown Sylva.

Celebrating the new spring in the mountains, the festival has become a beloved regional event. Applications can be downloaded at and will be accepted through April 1.

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• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host special “Robert Burns Supper,” celebrating the beloved Scottish poet, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Tickets are $39.99 per person, which includes a four-course traditional Scottish dinner, wine and beer tasting. 828.452.6000 or

• The High Mountain Squares will host their “Broadway Tonight Dance” from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building in Franklin. Western Style Square Dancing, main/stream and plus levels. New dancer lessons will begin Feb. 12. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 828.342.1560 or 828.332.0001 or

• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host the “Lounge Series” with “The Story Teller from Bryson City” at 5 p.m. Jan. 20. The performance is free and open to the public.

• “Laughing Balsam Sangha,” a meeting for Mindfulness 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.

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 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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