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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

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Dining Out for Life Day planned in WNC

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project’s 12th annual Dining Out for Life benefit will take place on April 24 in Asheville and the surrounding communities. 

The acclaimed national fundraiser has raised over $30 million for AIDS service organizations since it began. Locally, over 110 restaurants will donate 20 percent of their gross sales that day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Heinzelmännchen Brewery celebrates 10 years

Heinzelmännchen Brewery will celebrate its tenth anniversary from 5 to 9 p.m. April 24 at its expected future location at 119 Front St. in Dillsboro. Event attendees will be able to view architectural plans for the brewery’s expected expansion into the former Great Smoky Mountains Railroad warehouse space. The Gnome Gnation Founder’s Club, a crowd-funding opportunity, will be announced during the event.

Heinzelmännchen will be showcasing a brand new cherry bock anniversary brew, one dark beer and one light beer available in pints. Family-friendly options, such as Heinzelmännchen’s root beer and birch beer floats, will be available at Bradley’s General Store. Several other Dillsboro merchants will be open until 7 p.m. the night of the event, and activities will also be taking place around downtown during the celebration.

Western Carolina University’s OcTUBAfest band will be performing from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Fieldtrip, an eclectic, electric, energetic dance-inviting band with members from Cullowhee and Asheville will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.


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• The Taste of Home Cooking School will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Two-hour demonstration of innovative and creative recipes with step-by-step instruction. $13. 866.273.4615 or

• A new dance program in which you can learn six dances in six weeks will be offered at the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department. The classes will take place at 7 p.m. April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Participants will be able to learn the Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Tango and Cha Cha. $60 per person. 828.316.1412 or 828.356.7060.

• The Haywood Community College Cosmetic Arts Department will hold a Cut-A-Thon for Relay for Life’s American Cancer Society from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 23 at the HCC’s Cosmetic Arts Center. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Shampoo and cut available for a suggested donation of $6, and style for $5. Services for Cut-A-Thon do not include chemical or nail services. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are suggested. 828.627.4641 or 828.627.4268.

• The Empty Bowl Fundraiser will be from 4 to 8 p.m. April 25 at The Community Table in Sylva. Patrons have a choice of handmade ceramic bowls and soup. Sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. $20 per person.

• The 2nd annual AMC Road Rally will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Angel Medical Center’s new cancer center off of Depot Street in Franklin. Cost is $100, which includes lunch for two and a goodie bag with giveaways and coupons. The proceeds from the rally will be for the new cancer center. Each team will gather facts by following instructions and directions provided at the starting line and will be scored on a combination of information gathered and photos taken. Cash prizes for the top three finishers. 828.349.6639 or 828.349.6887.

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