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Dinner to showcase Indian food, culture
A series “Dinner Around the World” will continue with an Indian cultural feast at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center in Waynesville.
The evening will serve as a cultural experience and fundraising event. If you bring family and friends along, you can choose to eat “family” style at tables of six to eight people.
Tickets are $12 per person, with donations welcome. Reservations can be made by calling 828.452.7232.
Rec center to host ‘Spring Fling’
The annual “Spring Fling” will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Waynesville Recreation Center.
Kids can have a blast on the 21-foot Ninja slide, the 30-foot obstacle course or bounce on a large castle. There will also be hot dogs and hamburgers for sale.
From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. all Haywood County residents will be admitted in free at the Waynesville Recreation Center.
The event is sponsored by the Waynesville Kiwanis and the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department
Rollergirls welcome Columbia squad
The Smoky Mountain Rollergirls and their junior league team, the Lil’ Nemesisters, will play their second bouts of 2015 home season at 4:30 p.m. May 9 at the Swain County Recreation Center in Bryson City.
The junior team takes on the Columbia Quad Squad Junior Rollers in the opening bout of the double header, followed by the SMRG against the CQS Choca Colas. This event is a fundraiser for Swain/Qualla S.A.F.E., a provider of domestic violence/sexual assault services for those in need on the Qualla Boundary and in Swain County. Donations of personal hygiene items are being collected at the door and a portion of the proceeds will benefit S.A.F.E.
A 50/50 raffle benefiting the local chapter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will also be held. Frank Lee of The Freight Hoppers will be performing during the halftime of the adult bout. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the first whistle blows at 4:30 p.m. The adults play at 6:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com for $5 or get them at the door for $7 (ages 7 and under are free).
A meet and greet with both teams will follow the bout at Nantahala Brewing Company in downtown Bryson City.
Wine tasting, fashion show at Bascom
The Collective Spirits “Fantastic Friday” event will be May 15 at The Bascom at Highlands.
• At 11:30 a.m. there will he a “Women of Wine Fashion Show,” which will feature a champagne reception among the informal viewing of the latest spring fashions. $100 per person.
• At 6 p.m. there will be a “Stock Your Celler” wine tasting and market with more that 15 wineries and winemakers present. Following the tasting, there will be a barbecue with live bluegrass music by WellStrung. $150 per person.
828.787.2896 or www.thebascom.org or www.collectivespirits.com.
‘Hard Hats & High Heels” gala
The Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation’s sixth annual “Foundation Gala” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
This year’s theme is “Hard Hats & High Heels.” Tickets begin at $125 per person with special sponsorship opportunities available. All proceeds will directly benefit the new Cherokee Indian Hospital, which will expand many much-needed services, including the dental clinic, emergency room, complementary medicine, and others.
This special evening will feature entertainment, dancing and a Wine Pull. The Silent Auction offers a wide variety of desirable items, including the arts and crafts of the Cherokee people.
Strawberry Festival sweetens up Cherokee
A Strawberry Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds.
Concession stands will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring strawberry pancakes and shortcake. Children’s activities, baked goods, entertainment and demonstrations will also be offered.
Vendor space is still available and is $5 per table.
The festival is free and open to the public.
• The Feast for the Furries will be at noon May 17 at the Fryemont Inn in Bryson City. Enjoy a gourmet champagne brunch, with proceeds benefitting PAWS Animal Shelter. Tickets are $25 per person. Purchase tickets at the Fryemont Inn, Bryson City or PAWS Thrift Store and Bryson Walk. 828.488.0418 or www.pawsbrysoncity.org.
• “Moms Night Out” will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at the KARE House in Waynesville. The “kids free” get together is designed for moms in the area to talk and meet each other. Potluck style, bring an appetizer or side dish to share. Organized by Parents as Teachers. RSVP to 828.456.8995.
• A “Truck Pull” will be at noon May 16 in the Great Smokey Arena at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville. $3 for adults, free for children age 3 and under. www.haywoodfairgrounds.org.
• A Spring Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center in Waynesville. $8 per person. 828.452.7232.
• The American Girl Tea Party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 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).