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On the Street

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Amongst The Trees at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 1. Free and open to the public. www.curraheebrew.com. 

• Elevated Mountain Distilling Company will host The Darren Nicholson Band 7 p.m. Aug. 1. Free and open to the public. www.elevatedmountain.com. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Isaac Corbitt 7 p.m. July 31 and Tea 4 Three 8 p.m. Aug. 8. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host Grains of Sand Band (classic hits/oldies) 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Tickets start at $15 per person. www.greatmountainmusic.com. 

• There will be a free wine tasting from 2 to 5 p.m every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075. 

• The “Haywood County Medical Exhibit: 1870-1950” will be held at The Shelton House in Waynesville. The showcase will run through October. Admission is $7 adults. $5 students. Children ages 5 and under  free. Admission includes Shelton House. 828.452.1551 or www.sheltonhouse.org. 

• The next “Dillsboro After Five: Wonderful Wednesdays” will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. July 29 in downtown. Start with a visit to the Jackson County Farmers Market located in the Innovation Station parking lot. Stay for dinner and take advantage of late-hour shopping. Bring the family and enjoy small town hospitality at its best. For more information, call 828.586.2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com. 

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