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Guides needed for Folkmoot

Folkmoot USA is seeking up to 20 guides to provide group support for the 33rd annual Folkmoot Festival. The 2016 guide duty begins July 15 and is complete on Aug. 1. Guides reside at the Folkmoot Center for the entirety of the festival. Applications are available at www.folkmootusa.org and are due by April 23.

Folkmoot guides serve as ambassadors to visiting international folk music and dance groups are provided with room, four meals a day and are paid a stipend. Guides support international group members 24-hours per day. Guides serve as emcees, facilitators and translators; they ensure compliance with Folkmoot guidelines and N.C. laws; guides support seamless performances, transportation and meal schedules and are vital to the festival production team.

It is highly recommended that individuals interested in guide work attend the Folkmoot Guide Leadership Workshop on from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. This workshop, facilitated by Dr. Lane Perry of Western Carolina University and Folkmoot Executive Director Angeline Schwab, will focus on communication, team building, public speaking, conflict resolution, emergency management and logistics of the festival. 

To register for this workshop, contact Elizabeth Burson at 828.452.2997 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

How to cook leafy greens

The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will host a program about cooking leafy greens from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Waynesville Recreation Center.

Have you tried cooking leafy greens and were disappointed to find that they tasted and looked lousy? Have you heard that leafy greens are really great for your health, but have no idea what to do with them? Do you believe that leafy greens are only for salads?

Join certified holistic health coach Sara Lewis for this culinary journey with greens. At this event you will learn the many healing and rejuvenating benefits of dark leafy greens, how to properly prepare and season greens, and participate in demonstration of three simple dishes and sample food.

The cost for the event is $18 for members and $22 for non-members. All participants will receive a special gift to take home. 

Space is limited on a first come first serve basis. For more information or to register call 828.550.1640 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Get aboard the wine train

After great success in 2015 with MacNeill Uncorked, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) in Bryson City is excited to collaborate with The French Broad Vignerons to present the latest specialty train, The Railroad Reserve. 

This unique wine and rails pairing will operate May 7 and June 11, powered by one of GSMR’s diesel engines and Sept. 3, powered by the historic Steam Engine No. 1702. Trains will depart from the historic Bryson City Depot at 6:30 p.m. for a three-hour excursion. 

Passengers will enjoy a full service, all-adult, first class ride with a narrator to present each pour, guiding guests through the tasting of eight featured wines. This specialty train will also feature a select sampling of cheeses, choice of a freshly made entrée prepared exclusively for the Railroad Reserve, ending with a chef-selected dessert.

Tickets for this brand new specialty train are $129 per Adult (21+ only). For more information and reservations, visit www.gsmr.com/wine-experience or call 800.872.4681.

 

Also:

• The Sapphire Valley “Kentucky Derby Cocktail Party” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Sapphire Valley Community Center. BYOB and your favorite heavy hors d’oeuvre. Wear your Kentucky Derby garb and hats. $5 per person. Dessert and set-ups provided. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.743.3875. 

• The 8th annual American Girl Tea Party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Cowee Baptist Church in Franklin. Benefit for REACH of Macon County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Adult and Children Services. Silent auction, children’s activities, hot tea and light finger foods. $10 for children, $25 for adults, $150 for a table. www.reachofmaconcounty.org or 828.369.5544 (Macon) or 828.586.8969 (Jackson).

• First United Methodist Church of Sylva will be sponsoring a Trivia Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 29. The evening’s proceeds will benefit local missions including United Christian Ministries and Good Samaritan Clinic. Admission is $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight if you pre-register. Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $20. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.507.2793.

• Interested in learning to play or playing Euchre with a group? Haywood County Senior Resource Center in Waynesville is looking into starting a weekly Euchre Card Group at the center. Euchre is a trick taking game with a trump, played by four players in teams of two. The basic play is that each player plays one card, the highest card of the suit led wins the trick, unless someone has played a card of the trump suit. One of the teams names the trump and must then win the majority of the tricks in that hand. The game is played over several rounds until one team has gotten 10 points. If interested in joining contact Michelle Claytor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.356.2800.

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 7 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. $5 per person. www.papouswineshop.com or 828.586.6300.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 7 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. www.waynesvillewine.com or 828.452.0120.

• A wine tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 and May 4 at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Free with dinner ($15 minimum). 828.452.6000.

• There will be a “Tasty Tuesday: Winter Seasonals” at 7 p.m. May 3 and 10 at Mad Anthony’s Bottle Shop & Beer Garden. 

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