Community Calendar for November 12, 2020

Community Calendar for November 12, 2020

0
Garden on Main St. in Franklin. photo by Vickie Carpenter

All A.A. meetings in the greater Franklin area including Otto have been suspended until further notice. To speak with a member of A.A. call (828)349-4357 or (828)837-4440 or visit www.aawnc80.com.

Franklin’s Mobile Museum will meet on the first and third Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m.,  at the Wesley Park pavilion, at 573 NE Main St.  Stop by to see the latest science museum exhibit. When there are enough  exhibits they will travel around the region to area schools.  Masks are required.  For more information, go to franklinsmobilemuseum.com.

Macon County Convenience Centers Winter Hours they will close at 5:30 p.m. Highlands Transfer Station will close every other Saturday begining Saturday, Nov. 14. Call the Highlands Transfer Station for specific Saturday closings, at (828)526-2073.

Indoor Yoga Class at the Macon County Public Library will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18,  8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Free to the public. Wear your mask and bring your yoga mat. Class size is limited. For more information visit  https://beyondbendingyoga.punchpass.com/classes/6871270

Jackson County Branch of the NC NAACP Online Meeting  will be held on  Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m.  On the agenda is the biannual branch elections and plans for MLK Day events.  All dues paying members are encouraged to vote.  Email jcnaacp54ab@gmail.com to receive instructions to join online.  All are welcome.

Macon County Solid Waste Management Department, Landfill and all Convenience Centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving. 

First Presbyterian Church Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This South Carolina-based  non-profit is the primary supplier of blood products for the hospitals of Western North Carolina.   Its donation center bus will be parked in front of the church’s sanctuary at 26 Church Street.  Each donor will receive a $10 Visa gift card.  Potential donors may visit the church’s website (www.fpcwnc.org) to scan the QR Code to make an appointment and search for the Sponsor Code 24 HFD.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  

Nantahala Hiking Club will take a Needmore Adventure on Sunday, Nov. 15, crossing a swinging bridge to walk along the Little Tennessee River and back, an easy 3 miles, with very little elevation change.  Meet at Westgate Plaza in Franklin at 2 p.m., drive 50 miles round trip.    Call Leader: Jean Hunnicutt, 524-5234, for reservations.  Visitors welcome.

Franklin First Presbyterian Church Community Thanksgiving Meal will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 12 noon to 2 p.m.  Traditional dinners of turkey, fixings and dessert will be offered as take-out meals in a curbside pickup from Volunteers stationed in front of the FPC Chapel on 26 Church St. Dine-in service will not be provided. Dinners will not include beverages or utensils and patrons do not need to call the church to reserve meals. Cars should enter Church Street from Iotla Street and exit onto Harrison Avenue.  The public is asked to stagger arrival times during the two-hour meal service to minimize traffic and wait times. 

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night,  6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr (behind Bojangles). For more information, email cr@discover.church for questions.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry formula, diapers, wipes, baby items and clothing up to size 6, as well as  strollers, car seats, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. For more information or an appointment, call (828)349-3200, (828)293-3600 or smpcc.org

Crawford Senior Center is hosting Zoom classes. Zoom classes will include exercise, tai chi, and others. For more information, or to register, call the Senior Center at (828)349-2058.

Macon Chips, the Franklin Wood Carving Club will meet on Thursday,  6:30 p.m. in Franklin High School Wood Shop. They will continue to meet on Thursdays. Participants are asked to comply with social distancing and other endemic protocols. All members and prospective members are cordially invited to attend. For more information, call Contact D Lansont (828)369-2144. 

Uptown Gallery on Main Street new hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter Telephone Support Group for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia is designed to provide caregivers opportunities for sharing, education, and support through a telephone conference. Support group participants and a support group facilitator connect each month for one-hour confidential sessions. For more information, call (800)272-3900.

 

Franklin Covenant Church has a grocery delivery service for anyone at higher risk for COVID-19. If you are unable to leave home to get the supplies you need due to sickness, disability or age, please contact us for more details. The only cost to you would be the items you order, there is no delivery charge.  FCCdelivery@yahoo.com.

Volunteer drivers needed at Macon County Senior Services. Mileage will be reimbursed. For more information, call (828) 349-0211.

Macon County CareNet is in need of volunteers. Positions open are food pantry, soup kitchen and file room. If interested stop by for an application at 130 Bidwell St., or call (828)369-2642.

Volunteer at Angel Medical Center Enjoy the reward of making someone else’s day brighter by sharing your talents and time. Become a volunteer at Angel Medical Center. Volunteers serve in a variety of roles such as mail and flower delivery, guest service, information desk assistance, student volunteer programs, pet therapy, chaplain, administrative support and more. For more information, call (828)349-6639 or email Bonnie.Peggs@msj.org.

CareNet on Bidwell Street will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A box of food may be picked up once a week. 

Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter Telephone Support Group for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia is designed to provide caregivers opportunities for sharing, education, and support through a telephone conference. Support group participants and a support group facilitator connect each month for one-hour confidential sessions. For more information, call (800)272-3900.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center is looking for volunteers to help at the thrift store. Call for information about the store (828)369-3046 or the shelter (828)524-4588 if you are interested in volunteering.

Macon Medication Assistance Program  located at the back of the First Baptist Church is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (828)524-5258.

Mens Teen Challenge Needs Good Quality Lumber for its woodworking Shop. Pick up in Franklin area. To donate, call (828)369-1177

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY