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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

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Cupcake Challenge returns to Canton

The second annual Cupcake Challenge will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Canton Branch Library.

The challenge is open to all ages. Interested bakers may register at the front desk of the Canton Branch Library. Bakers are asked to make one dozen cupcakes (from scratch or a mix), and decorate them with a “garden” theme. Decorations must be edible, and each cupcake should be the same flavor. Prizes will be awarded, including an audience favorite prize this year

Bakers will need to check in starting at 1:15 p.m. on the day of the event. General admission and judging will start at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to sample the cupcakes, and there will be a decorating station for children.



Sarge’s to ‘dog walk’ Waynesville

The Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation annual “Downtown Dog Walk” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in Waynesville. 

The walk begins and ends at Haywood County Courthouse on Main Street. Participants must fill out registration forms online at and attend pre-registration between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 31 or Friday, Aug. 1 at Sarge’s Adoption Center in Waynesville. Registration forms may be picked up at local area animal hospitals in Waynesville, Clyde and Canton or at Sarge’s Adoption Center. Sign up starts at 9 a.m. the day of the walk outside the Haywood County Courthouse. 

There is a $15 fee for each dog walking in the event. This fee includes a dog walk goody bag and dog bandana. To receive a free official 2014 Downtown Dog Walk T-Shirt, registered walkers will need to have collected at least an additional $15 in “partner” money. T-shirts will also be on sale at pre-registration and at the dog walk.



Mater Fair kicks off in Canton 

After being cancelled to much dismay, Mater Fest will return as the inaugural Canton Moose Lodge 515 Mater Fair from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at 12 Penland Street in Canton.

The event will include a car show from 10 to 2 p.m., a Mater Recipe Contest and vendors. There will be music, food, family fun and the Canton Moose Lodge Famous Mater Pies.

Proceeds raised will go to Christmas for local children and Moose Charities. The Loyal Order of the Moose is a nonprofit organization and fraternity.

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• The Shelton House, which houses the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Waynesville, will be featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Weekend” in August. The segment entitled “Collecting Carolina” will showcase the museum’s 19th and 20th century collection of quilts and coverlets. The show will air on UNC-TV at 9 p.m. Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, and 10 a.m. Aug. 9. or 828.452.1551.

• The “Way Back When” dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 and 15, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. The dinner showcases a recreation meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. $31.95 per person, which includes food and beverage. 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or

• A street dance will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 in downtown Waynesville. Live music by Whitewater Bluegrass and The Trantham Family, with clogging by the Dixie Dar-lin’s. Dancing led by Joe Sam Queen. All skill levels welcomed to participate.

• Art After Dark continues from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in downtown Waynesville. Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries.

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