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Gather ‘round the fire

The Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays May 26 through Oct. 28 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park. Sit by a bonfire, alongside a river, and listen to some of Cherokee’s best storytellers. The bonfire is free and open to the public. 


Open Door Meal & Sing

There will be an Open Door Meal & Sing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the First United Methodist Church of Sylva. 

The community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal, which will be prepared by church members, musical entertainment, and fellowship. David and Margaret Agee will provide the inspirational musical entertainment. David plays the guitar, while Margaret sings a mix of gospel, hymns, 1970s and bluegrass.

A brief devotional will precede the meal. The Open Door and Sing event is held on the fifth Wednesday in those months that have one. All are welcome and invited to attend.

For more information, call the church office, 828.586.2358.



• The BBQ & Brews Dinner Train will be leaving the station at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Bryson City Train Depot. Slow-cooked barbecue and a craft beer showcase by Boojum Brewing Company of Waynesville. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 800.872.4681 or visit 

• Casino Night, a fundraiser for Haywood Healthcare Foundation, will be held from 6 to 11 p.m.  June 3 at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. For ticket and event information, visit or call 828.452.8343. 

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. May 27 and June 3 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• 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.

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