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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:00

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• The Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday, April 8. Held at the recreation park for ages 10 and under. Prizes awarded to all children who find “Golden Eggs.” There will be a decorated Easter Egg Contest prior to the hunt. 828.293.3053 or visit

• “Are politics and ethics mutually exclusive?” will be the topic for the Franklin Open Forum, which will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in Franklin. Those interested in an open exchange of ideas (dialog, not debate) are invited to attend. 828.371.1020.

• There will be a “Homebrewing Eco Forum” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the UU Fellowship Hall in Franklin. No bathtub brewing here. Homebrewing has come a long way since grandpa’s “tonic.” Simple equipment is readily available and has made homebrewing fun, safe and easy. John Duncan of the Sneak E Squirrel Brewing in Sylva will describe how easy it is to make a brew, which perfectly matches your personal taste. And it’s legal. All are welcome to meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. and bring a covered dish to share at 6 p.m. 828.524.3691.

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. April 1 and 7 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. The will also be a wine pairing dinner with Chef Jackie Blevins ($70 all inclusive, three courses and four wines) 7 p.m. March 30. A “drop-by” wine and craft beer with small plates to order will be from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31. or 828.452.0120.

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. April 1 and 7 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. or 828.586.6300.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host a wine tasting on Wednesdays and a craft beer tasting on Thursdays. Both events run from 4 to 8 p.m. There will also be tapas from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. 

• 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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