On the streetWritten by Admin
Ice cream for a cause
Jackson County Girl Scouts will host a fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Jack the Dipper Ice Cream Parlor in Sylva.
Activities include ice cream, face painting, games and prizes. Jack the Dipper will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to local Girl Scouts.
As the largest girl-led business in the country, the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls develop key leadership skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Proceeds from cookie sales benefit girls within their community.
Chili cook-off in Highlands
The Highlands Annual Chili Cook-off will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Highlands Community Building.
There will be live music, dancing and, of course, great chili, salsa and cornbread to sample. Prizes will be $100 or more in value and will go to Best All Round Table Decorations, Most Unique Chili, Most Traditional, and Hottest. There will also be prizes for Best Salsa and Cornbread.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Calling chocolate bakers
An open call has been issued for chocolate bakers to participate in the 15th annual Taste of Chocolate Plus. The event will take place April 19 at the Maggie Valley Club.
Wanted are bakers who would like to share their favorite chocolate dessert, local shops that would like to donate to the silent auction and volunteers for behind the scene activities.
The funds raised will stay in the local community to help recruit volunteers for 60 organizations, as well as to counsel people on Medicare through the NC Seniors Health Information Program with supplements, advantage plans and prescription plans. Last year, the funds assisted 416 Medicare clients.
• The films “Gravity,” “Cataloochee” (documentary) and “Dallas Buyers Club” will be screened at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. “Gravity” will be shown March 7-8, “Cataloochee,” March 9, and “Dallas Buyers Club,” March 14-15. Screenings are at 7:45 p.m. Friday and 5 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday. “Cataloochee” will be shown at 5 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person, $4 for children. 828.283.0079 or www.38main.com.
• The Harlem Ambassadors will hit the basketball court at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Franklin High School gymnasium. The Ambassadors are a Harlem Globetrotter-style team. Tickets available at the door or at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. 828.524.3161.