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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

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9-ball shootout comes to Haywood 

The ARC of Haywood County’s Smoky Mountain 9-Ball Tournament will be held April 24-27 at the Old Armory in Waynesville.

The tournament features hundreds of participants, from all skill levels, from all around the country. Food and drinks will be available throughout the event. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners. Players will pay a fee for participating.

The nonprofit Arc of Haywood County, Inc. was incorporated to provide residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Through training and support from Arc staff, many people learn the skills necessary to become more independent. 

The event is free for spectators and open to the public.

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‘Dining Out’ for a good cause

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project’s (WNCAP) 13th annual Dining Out for Life® benefit will take place on April 30 in surrounding communities. 

The acclaimed national fundraiser has raised over $30 million for AIDS service organizations across the country and in Canada since it began. Locally, over 100 restaurants will generously donate 20 percent of their gross sales that day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In return, there will be an intense marketing campaign to increase diner traffic in each restaurant though social media, numerous print ads, as well as WLOS-TV, iHeartMedia, the Asheville Radio Group, and Public Radio. 

The Asheville fundraiser ranks fifth in the nation in actual dollars raised out of 55 cities producing the event. 

Participating restaurants in this coverage area include Chef’s Table, City Bakery, Frog’s Leap Public House, Guadalupe Café, J. Arthur’s, Joey’s Pancake House, Lulu’s On Main, Mad Batter Food & Film, Panacea Coffeehouse & Roastery, Pasquale’s, Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro, Tipping Point Brewing and Ugly Dog Pub.



Sylva Open Door Meal & Sing

An Open Door Meal & Sing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Sylva.

The community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal and contemporary religious music performed by the church Praise Band. Church member Daniel Corsair will provide a brief devotional prior to the meal.

The Open Door and Sing event is held on the fifth Wednesday in those months that have one. Church members provide the food and beverages.

All are welcome and invited to attend.



Kick your cooking skills up a notch

The Taste of Home Cooking School will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

The Taste of Home Cooking School is America's leading cooking school program and inspires more than 300,000 passionate consumers each year at 300 events across the country. During the show, experience a two-hour demonstration of exciting recipes, cooking tips and innovative products. The Culinary Specialists will show step-by-step instructions on how to create satisfying and flavorful dishes to enjoy at home or while entertaining. Everyone will receive a gift bag full of recipes, coupons and sample products.

Tickets are $15. 

www.greatmountainmusic.com or 828.524.1598.



• A benefit for the Kids Advocacy Resource Effort (KARE) will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. April 24 at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, which includes a beer and bratwurst plate. www.froglevelbrewing.com.

• An Empty Bowl fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at The Community Table in Sylva. Choose a handmade ceramic bowl, then fill it with a complementary bowl of soup, bread and dessert. $20. www.communitytable.org. 

• An eight-week mountain dance classes will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting May 14 at Haywood Community College in Clyde. The class, titled Clogging 101, will teach traditional buck dance, flat-foot, clogging and square dance routines with various speakers throughout the semester, who will talk about the history of the styles and music. Cost is $80. Register by May 7. www.haywood.edu.

• A sample yoga class will be held at 6 p.m. April 23 at the Macon County Library in Sylva. Instructor will be Jennifer McIntee of Beyond Bending Yoga. 

• The second annual Star Ranch Horse Parade will be held at from 1 to 4 p.m. April 26 on Main Street in downtown Waynesville. The event, put on by the Star Ranch Animal Rescue, celebrates ASPCA’s “Help A Horse Day.” Open to the public.

• A “Make Your Own Veggie Burger” workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin. Trish Piper will be demonstrating and discussing how to do this. Samples will be available. If you already make veggie burgers and would like to share your experiences (and possibly a sample), we would welcome your participation in this free program. All are welcome. 828.524.3691.

• The Thunder In The Smokies Spring Rally will be held May 1-3 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday/Sunday. Live music, bike games, tour rides, bike show, food and bike vendors, and more. Three-day passes are $17 for ages 13 and over, and $8 for ages 5-12. www.thunderinthesmokies.com.

• There will be a LEGO Club meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. The library will provide Legos and Duplos for ages 3 and up, the only thing area children need to bring is their imagination. All area children are invited join in and let your creativity shine. 828.488.3030.

• The Ramp Festival will be held at noon to 6 p.m. May 2-3 at the American Legion in Waynesville. Live music, arts/crafts booths, food vendors and adult beverages will be onsite, all in celebration of the naturally mountain grown wild onion. There will also be a ramp-eating contest. www.visitncsmokies.com.

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