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Craft brewing class at SCC

With new equipment secured from onsite craft brewing, Southwestern Community College will host a brewing program from 5 to 10 p.m. every Thursday from Oct. 23 through Dec. 18 in Sylva. 

The brewing program will be led by Taylor Rogers of Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Students will also gain a base knowledge of beer history and an introduction to the styles of beer. Those who successfully complete the program will be eligible for employment in the industry.

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• Bill Collins will offer tarot card readings at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. Candy will also be available for trick-or-treaters. Free. 

• A Kid’s Harvest Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Encouraging Word Baptist Church located at the Historic Bethel Presbyterian Church in Waynesville. Come enjoy pony rides, bouncy house and slide, face painting, cake walk, games, prizes and hot dogs with all the “fix-ins” provided by Bethel Rural Community Organization. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Bethel Middle School Gymnasium. 

• The Highlands School Interact Club will be bringing candy around downtown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The Halloween trick-or-treat in downtown will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 

• The “Polar Express”-themed train will kickoff the holiday season Nov. 7-8 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City. The classic children’s book comes to life as the train departs for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. The train arrives to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards the train, greeting each child and presenting them with their own silver sleigh bell. or 800.872.4681.

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