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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 00:00

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Cataloochee ‘Way Back When’ dinner 

The “Way Back When” trout dinner will continue at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 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. 

Cost is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The dinner will also be held Aug. 12 and 26, and Sept. 2 and 16.

To RSVP, call 828.926.1401 or 800.868.1401 or www.cataloocheeranch.com. 

 

Also:

• The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 1 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. Your hosts will provide light refreshments, which include marshmallows for roasting and drinks. Guests sit by the fire near the Oconaluftee riverside enjoying a unique and entertaining experience. The events are free and open to the public. www.visitcherokeenc.com. 

• The annual Parish Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville. Donations of items are always welcomed. All proceeds from the fair benefit Haywood County nonprofit organizations. There will also be a flea market, onsite food vendors, and live music from the Frog Level Harmonic Dixieland Band. 828.456.6029.

• The 28th annual Missions Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29-30 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. 828.524.3267 or www.franklin-chamber.com. 

• Stone Cutting Saturday will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Mason Mountain Mine in Franklin. 828.524.4570 or www.tjrocks.org. 

• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad presents The Wizard of Oz train ride at the GSMR depot in Bryson City. The 2.5-hour roundtrip journey will retell the story of the beloved movie, The Wizard of Oz, on board a real train. The adventure operates July 28-31 and Aug 4-7. Exact excursion times and ticket prices are available by calling 800.872.4681 or by visiting www.gsmr.com. Tickets begin at $48 for adults (13+) and $38 for children (2-12). 

• The Highlands Road Gem Show will be held July 28-July 31 at the corner of U.S. 441 and Highlands Road in Franklin. Rock, minerals, rough and cut gems, supplies, and more. Admission is free. 828.369.6341 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.. 

• There will be a food preservation class held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at The Community Kitchen in Canton. To signup, call 828.648.2924. 

• There will be a yoga class at 11 a.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 at the Hudson Library in Highlands. Free. 828.526.3031. 

• A bingo night will run at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 1 at the Maggie Valley Pavilion. Cash prizes and concessions by Moonshine Grill. Sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association. 828.926.7630. 

• A wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 6 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. July 30 and Aug. 6 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. July 30 and Aug. 6 at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Free with dinner ($15 minimum). There will also be a craft beer tasting and taco night on June 30 and July 7. 828.452.6000.

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Watch the demonstrations, eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online. www.countrytraditionsnc.com.

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