On the streetWritten by Admin
Do you remember the ‘Rebel’?
The Jackson County Genealogical Society will host the program “Circle the Rebel One More Time” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
Teresa Deitz Manring will facilitate a lively discussion between attendees who recall when Sylva’s Rebel Restaurant was a local hangout for young people while also serving some of the best food in town. Manring’s parents, Viola & Thad Deitz, opened the Rebel Restaurant in 1960 and it closed in the early 1970s. Forum participants will share their stories of the Rebel and of Sylva’s “night life” throughout the 1960s.
In addition, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, the JCGS will host the classic-car, Rebel Cruise-In at the Sylva Plaza, the site of the original Rebel Restaurant. All JCGS events are free of charge and the public is welcome.
For more information, see the Rebel Cruise-In on Facebook or call 828.273.7619.
Mountain Cooking Club
Chef Ricardo Fernandez will be hosting a Mountain Cooking Club class, “Open fire grilling, the Argentine way,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Wildcat Ridge Farm in Clyde.
The menu for this class will include charred calamari and shrimp salad, grass-fed grilled beef duo, fresh nectarine roses, and numerous sides.
Class fee is $70 plus a $1 Mountain Cooking Club 2016 membership fee. To reserve your space, mail a check (payable to Ricardo Fernandez) to Suzanne Fernandez at 3553 Panther Creek Road, Clyde, N.C., 28721. Reservations confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Roktoberfest in Sylva
Heinzelmännchen Brewery will host their “Roktoberfest Release Party” from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the brewery in downtown Sylva.
There will be brats, kraut and Black Forest chocolate cake for a suggested donation of $10, while it lasts. Proceeds will go to the Community Table.
The brewery is located at 545 Mill Street.
Bosu’s wine, small plates
There will be a “Secret Wine Bar Night” and small plates by Chef Jackie served from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 and 30 (both drop in), at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville.
The “Wine Dinner in the Pacific Northwest” will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 ($70, by reservation). The Secret Wine Bar at Bosu’s will host Chef Jackie’s “BYOB Dinner” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 ($50, by reservation).
www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.
Do you believe in the ‘American Dream’?
The documentary “Dream On” will be screened at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.
In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman’s footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles.
The film explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped “It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
• The Drive Away Hunger “Blue Plate Special” will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Andy Shaw Ford in Sylva. A benefit for The Community Table, a nonprofit food pantry, the organization is teaming up with Shaw and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for the event. Test-drive a new car with a $30 donation, which will be matched by Shaw and Harrah’s Cherokee. There will also be a raffle, snacks, coffee and donuts by Dunkin’ Donuts, root beer from Heinzelmannchen Brewery, as well as a “Car-B-Que” lunch or dinner-to-go. To place an order, call 828.586.6782.
• The Franklin Chamber of Commerce “Mingle On Main” will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the downtown gazebo. Refreshments and food will be available. Sponsored by Duke Energy. 828.524.3161.
• The annual Macon TRACS Blue Jean Ball will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. Barbecue, live music, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the Macon TRACS operation expenses. 828.349.6262 or www.macontracs.org.
• The Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau will host a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24-25 at Fairfield Lake in Sapphire. Called “Old Balderoo,” the event is in the same location as the Symphony Under The Stars event put on by the Cashiers Rotary Club. Saturday bands will feature country and bluegrass with the award winning Kurt Thomas Band and three other groups. Sunday will feature jazz with the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra headlining and two other acts. There will be fireworks display on both nights at the conclusion of the music around 9 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. www.bgcplateau.org/oldbaldaroo.
• The Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express will depart at noon and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train depot in Bryson City. Peanuts characters in costume, children’s activities, and more. For more information and ticket rates, call 800.872.4681 or www.gsmr.com.
• The Darnell Farms Corn Maze will be open through Nov. 1 on U.S. 19 at the Tuckasegee River Bridge in Bryson City. Besides the maze, there will also be a pumpkin patch, picnic area, farm fresh products, hayrides, and other activities. 828.488.2376.
• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. www.papouswineshop.com or 828.586.6300.
• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.
• 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. www.countrytraditionsnc.com.
• The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 1 Spend an evening with the Cherokee people by a roaring fire. Listen as Cherokee storytellers in period dress from the 17th century spin tales of days gone by, myths and mysteries passed down through the ages and talk of the history. Learn Cherokee survival skills and experience the dance. Your hosts will provide light refreshments, which include marshmallows for roasting and drinks. Guests sit by the fire near the Oconaluftee riverside enjoying a unique and entertaining experience. The events are free and open to the public. www.visitcherokeenc.com.