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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

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Haywood Pathways fundraiser

Guests are invited to experience an evening of elegance and fellowship in support of Haywood Pathways Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Maggie Valley Country Club.

Community outreach is a core value at Haywood Christian Academy and students, faculty and staff seek to serve Christ through service to their communities and others. Every year, students are challenged to evaluate and select a local charity that best aligns with their mission, and this year, they are proud to announce Haywood Pathways Center as the benefactor of their fundraising efforts.    

Tickets are $30 each and guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing. All proceeds from the charity ball will go directly to Haywood Pathways Center.

For more information, visit www.haywoodpathwayscenter.org.

 

Christmas comes to Franklin

With the theme “Winter Wonderland Nights,” there will be a special holiday celebration at 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec 2 in downtown Franklin.

The showcase will feature living window displays, free wagon rides, tree lighting ceremony, live music, and much more.

The Franklin Christmas Parade will also be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, on Main Street. The parade floats will line up on Church Street entering Main Street through Town Hall’s parking lot. The parade will continue down Main Street, turning left onto Porter Street at the Lazy Hiker. Turning left again onto Palmer Street at the red light continuing to the Depot Street Intersection. Turn right on Depot Street to disband parade.

For more information, contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at 828.524.3161 or www.franklin-chamber.com

 

Waynesville parade applications available

The 2017 Waynesville Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, on Main Street.

The parade is sponsored by the Town of Waynesville, Waynesville Kiwanis Club, and organized by the Downtown Waynesville Association. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Smokies Style.”

Enjoy this annual community tradition as over 120 illuminated entries, dance academies, costumed characters, and local high school bands parade down historic Main Street celebrating the spirit of the holidays. Santa Claus makes a special appearance as the guest of honor.

Parade starts at First Presbyterian Church and proceeds down Main Street to Bogart's Restaurant. All entries are required to use lights. Applications are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the Downtown Waynesville Association at 828.456.3517. The entry fees are $20 for non-profit groups not entering the float contest, $25 for non-profit groups entering the contest, and $30 for all commercial entries.

The nonprofit float contest awards are $175 for first place, $125 for second place, and $75 for third place. Commercial winners will receive a commemorative engraved plaque.

All applications must be returned to the Downtown Waynesville Association, 9 S. Main Street, second floor of the Police Department or mailed to P.O. Box 1409, Waynesville, N.C. 28786 by noon, Friday, Nov. 17.

 

Christmas in Bryson City

The “Spirit of Christmas” will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, in downtown Bryson City.

Carol with Santa from the caboose at Everett Street to the town square for the town Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Afterwards step across the street to the Visitor Center for hot cocoa and cookies, letter writing to Santa, and a visit with St. Nick himself. In the true “Spirit of Christmas,” bring a canned good to donate to the food pantry or a new unwrapped gift for the local toy drive.

800.867.9246 or www.greatsmokies.com.

 

Also:

• There will be a community potluck, live music and an outdoor movie from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Darnell Farms in Bryson City. Dinner indoors with live music. Bring a side dish or donation. Outdoor screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” after the meal. Bring your own chairs.

• The “Polar Express” will depart Nov. 17-22 and 24-26 from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City. For more information on departures or to purchase tickets, visit www.gsmr.com.

• “Letters to Santa” will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 23 at the Swain County Heritage Museum in Bryson City. Drop a line for Santa. Materials provided. Call the museum for Santa appearances: 800.867.9246.

• “Lighting Up Maggie Valley” will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Tree lighting, Santa strut contest, pictures with Santa, live music, food and coat donations, ugly sweater contest, and more.

• “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.

• 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. Nov. 18 and 25 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 and 25 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. www.papouswineshop.com or 828.631.3075.

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online. www.countrytraditionsnc.com.

• The High Mountain Squares will host their "All Singing Calls Dance" from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Dr. Jim Duncan from Otto will be the caller. Western Style Square Dancing, main/stream and plus levels. New dancer lessons will begin Feb. 12. Everyone is welcome. 828.342.1560 or www.highmountainsquares.com.

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