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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

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The 21st century counterculture 

“The Revival of the Hippie Counterculture” talk and discussion with Michael Lenz will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.

Lenz will be presenting his new book Hippie Revival & Collected Writings. The book addresses the resurgence of hippie values and its spirit through the avenues of long essays, reflections, poetry, haiki and guest writings.

Flower power, peace and love. This is usually what comes to mind when we think of the hippie movement in the 1960s. However, there was also a strong sense of self-reliance, spiritual awakening and social change among this unique community. In recent years there has been a revival of the hippie counterculture with a re-emergence of many of the hippie ideals such as: the reemergence of self-sustaining communes, the growing popularity of meditation, the liberalization of anti-marijuana laws and the budding of environmental awareness.

Topics to be covered include: Meditation & Eastern Spirituality, communes, non-violent political protest, Marijuana reform, Earth consciousness and sustainability.



• The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre and Empire Distributing will host an evening of fine dining and wine at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Harmons Den Bistro located in the new Daniel & Belle Fangmeyer Theater at HART in Waynesville. Only 20 spots available for this four-course and wine event. Cost is $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. To RSVP, call the box office at 828.456.6322. 

• A showcase on the life and times of Horace Kephart will be on display through March 31 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. 828.227.7129.

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. or 828.586.6300.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• 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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