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Cataloochee ‘Way Back When’ dinner 

The “Way Back When” trout dinner will open its 2015 season at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. 

The dinner showcases a recreation meal, music, storytelling and atmosphere of a 1930s Appalachian trout camp. Enjoy a wagon ride across the ranch property amid the authentic re-creation of Mr. Tom and Miss Judy Alexander’s first fishing camp. 

Tickets for the event also includes food and beverage. The dinner will also be held June 12 and 26; July 3, 17 and 31; Aug. 14 and 28; and Sept. 4 and 25.

828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or


Sk8way summer camp

The Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE will be hosting a summer camp from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 15 to Aug. 7 in Waynesville.

The Sk8way has once again partnered with area teachers and specialists to offer a fun, affordable, healthy and safe summer day camp experience for kids who've finished kindergarten through sixth grade. With “Skate, Learn, Play” as the theme, this year the summer camp has gone the extra mile to become an officially licensed camp by the State of North Carolina which allows them to accept subsidized payments from Southwestern Child Development. 

The Sk8way has also added a 5,000-square foot outdoor park for the kids to play in, new games, field trips and daily activities, as well as a nutritious breakfast and lunch provided by the Haywood County School System. 

The camp offers flexible scheduling to work with parent’s schedules and summer vacations. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full time enrollment (4-5 days a week) is $110 and part time is $90 (1-3 days a week). Parents can choose the days and weeks they want their child to attend. Part-time campers are accepted according to availability. There is a $60 enrollment fee to reserve your child’s space for summer and comes with a camp T-shirt that the campers are asked to wear on the off site activity days. Registration is currently under way.



Roller derby in Waynesville

The Balsam Mountain Junior Roller Derby will take on the Sk8 City Sirens (Savannah) at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Smoky Mountain Sk8way in Waynesville.

This event will consist of two bouts. A Level 1 and 2 bout, where some of the newest players get the opportunity to play in their first game, will be followed by a Level 3 bout as the main event.

Tickets are $5. Children ages 7 and under are admitted free.



LEGO Club in Bryson City 

There will be a LEGO Club meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 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.




• The “Trail Magic #11” release party will be held June 5-6 at Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City. On Friday, the 11th Trail Magic Ale will be tapped, with a bottle swap/beer geek party and music by Noonday Sun (instrumental/fusion) to follow. On Saturday, there will be a limited bottle release for the 11th Trail Magic Ale, with sales beginning at noon. 

• Interested in cribbage? The Haywood County Senior Resource Center in Waynesville is looking to start a weekly Cribbage Group at the center to begin in July. 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.

• The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will kickoff the summer season from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 5, and also everyday from June 29 to July 4, at the Ocoaluftee Island Park in Cherokee. Spend an evening with the Cherokee people by a roaring fire. Listen as Cherokee storytellers in period dress from the 17th century spin tales of days gone by, myths and mysteries passed down through the ages and talk of the history. Learn Cherokee survival skills and experience the dance. The bonfires are free and open to the public. 800.438.1601 or 828.359.6492 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

• The Rod & Wheels Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6-7 at the Trails End RV Park in Waynesville. $20 entry free. or 828.421.5295.

• To celebrate its 9th anniversary, there will a “Customer Appreciation Tasting” from 3 to 6 p.m. May 30 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. Free tasting of nine wines for every year of operation. 

• A flea market will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska. or 828.400.1704.

• The Oasis Shriner’s Parade will be at 2 p.m. June 6, which will run from the Maggie Valley Town Hall to The Stompin’ Ground.

• The Folk Festival Front Porch interviews will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. The library is collaborating with the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County to show their DVDs of past interviews with local residents. The showing will feature interviews with Lloyd Allen and Lara Sanders Chew. 

• PAWSitively Fun Kids Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at Riverfront Park in Bryson City. Live music, games, arts and crafts, refreshments, and more. Free. Rabies and pravo/distemper vaccines will also be available for free.

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