Heartland Band plays at the Carson Community Building on Saturday nights, 7 to 9 p.m. No admission is charged. The band plays country, bluegrass, gospel. Pickers and singers are welcome to attend.
Free lunch and fellowship at Franklin Covenant Church, on the last Saturday of each month. The church is located at 265 Belleview Park Road. The meal is served at 12 noon. For more information, call the church office at (828)524-8854.
Macon County Fair will be held on Sept. 14-17. The Fair Association is offering the opportunity to construct an educational booth using the theme “Celebrate & Educate.” Booths must be constructed on Monday, Sept. 12 (one day only) and must be completed between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., on Monday, to be eligible for judging. To obtain an application for an educational booth visit macon.ces.ncsu.edu and print off an application and mail or bring to the office at 193 Thomas Heights Rd. by Friday, Aug. 12. For more information, call the Macon County Extension Office at (828)349-2046.
NC 28 Bryson City Rd. Temporary Lane Closure NC 28 will be reduced to a one lane road with temporary red lights near the intersection with SR-1456 (Rose Creek Rd.). The one lane road is to allow construction of the new intersection and roadway for SR-1456 and realignment of NC 28. The road will be placed back into a two-way pattern once construction is completed and paved. All are urged to drive with caution and obey posted speed limits. For more information, call (828)321-5061.
Ladies Volleyball League will begin on Sept. 8, with a practice game at 6:30 p.m., at the Robert Carpenter Community Building gym. Players and teams are needed. Must be at least 16 years old to play. For more information, call Gloria Thun (828)369-5901 or (828)349-2090.
Franklin High School counseling office is hosting a Senior Parent Information night on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center. The program will include information about admission into the UNC system of universities as well as the North Carolina Community College system. Financial aid opportunities will also be discussed. Parents, guardians, and students will learn about the role of the counseling office in the application process. All seniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Contact Jim Taylor with any questions at email@example.com or (828) 524-6467 ext. 309.
Dauntless Diamond Dames of the Franklin Red Hat Society will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m., Rizzo’s Bakery & Bistro, 91 Georgia Road in Franklin (828)369-7774. Ladies are invited to join the “Red” Hatters (50 yr. and older); or not quite 50, then you are a “Pink” Hatter, for good food and good fellowship. For additional information, call Pat McGee, Chapter Queen at (828)349-4195; or Donna Powell, Vice Queen, at (828)349-1976.”
Macon County Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Angel Medical Center on Riverview St. In recognition of September being National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Rebecca Branson, a 14-year Ovarian Cancer Survivor will be our guest speaker. There will be gifts for everyone in attendance and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Candlelight Vigil will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Gazebo on Town Square. Show love and support to those who have lost someone to suicide, listen to personal stories of lost loved ones, and receive information about the warning signs and things you can do to help. Light a luminary in memory of a friend or loved one lost to suicide. For more information or if you would like to help, contact Holly Averett at etkmom@gmailcom
First United Methodist Church Share & Serve Garden Fall Cooking Workshop presented by Jessica Seymour will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Kitchen. Participants will each receive 2 recipe kits to take home. This workshop is free and open to everyone! Come learn about cooking with fall vegetables. For more information, call (828) 524-3010. www.facebook.com/ShareServeGarden
America’s Home Place Hometown Heroes Open House will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 335 NP & L Loop. There will be 9/11 artifact from the World Trade Center on display, free BBQ, kids inflatables, door prizes, blood mobile and pet adoption. For more information, call (828)349-0990.
First Baptist Church Free Community Lunch will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. The church is located at 69 Iotla St. All are welcome and invited.
Spiritual Light Center welcomes Allen Whitham on Sunday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m, speaking on “The Quantum Enigma & Mysticism.” For more information or directions, call (828)369-3065.
Battle of Sugartown Chapter of the North Carolina Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, 11:30 a.m., in the Boiler Room Restaurant at 1024 Georgia Road in Franklin. All DAR members and prospective members are welcome. For more information, call (828)524-2673.
Marine Corps League will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Important items will be discussed at that meeting. Attendance is encouraged. For more information, call (828)369-2144.
Mountain Voices Community Chorus will begin practice for their Christmas concert on Monday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, New singers are welcome. For more information, call (828)524-3644.
“What is happiness?” will be the topic for the Franklin Open Forum will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Franklin Open Forum is a moderated discussion group, meeting at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub, located Downtown at 58 Stewart Street, Franklin. (Below and behind Books Unlimited.) Those interested in an open exchange of ideas (dialogue, not debate) are invited to attend. For more information, call (828)371-1020.
Local youth are invited to enter 63rd Annual Macon County Fair. The theme is “celebrate and educate.” Submit art work, garden vegetables, baking, canning, photography, sewing, flowers, or other hobbies and enter them at the fair. Entry day is Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the fairgrounds, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Macon County 4-H is in charge of entries for ages 9-18. Bring entries directly to the youth department along with registration forms. Refer to the fair book for more details concerning the youth division, or call the Cooperative Extension Office (349-2046) with questions.
Internet Basics 2 Beginner will be held on Sept. 13, 5 p.m., at the Macon County Public Library. In this class you will learn tips for navigating web pages and practice using an internet browser to complete practical tasks: fill out online forms, download files, and print documents. Includes tips on basic internet safety, plus ways to continue learning about the internet. Class participants should be comfortable using a mouse. Registration is required. Space is limited for each class time. For more information or to register, call Cassie Chambliss at (828)524-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Appalachian Trail Community Council’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. at Rathskeller Coffee Haus on 58 Stewart Street, Franklin, NC. Anyone interested in supporting the A.T. community is welcome.
Coffee with a Cop at Main Street Coffee will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Coffee will be available for purchase for $1 for those who come out to chat. Meet with the Chief of Police and other officers to sit down and chat about anything.
Franklin Bird Club walk along the Greenway will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Meet at Salali Lane at 8:00 am.
Parking is off Fox Ridge Road which is just south of Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd. For more information, call (828)524-5234.
New to Medicare, Planning Your Drive Toward 65, and New to Medicare Due to Disability a free presentation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m., at the Macon Senior Services in the Crawford Building, 108 Wayah St. Several months before becoming eligible for Medicare, individuals should begin learning more about Medicare options. The program is presented by Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). For more information, call Karen Wisman at (828)349-2059.
The League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum for 2016 NC House of Representatives and NC Senate candidates on Thursday, Sept. 15, noon at Tartan Hall in Franklin. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. NC House Dist. 120–Kevin Corbin (R) and Randy Hogsed (D)will be present, as well as NC Senate Dist. 50– Jane Hipps (D). Sen. Jim Davis (R) is unable to attend.
Macon County Diabetes Prevention Class will start on Thursday, Sept. 15. Prevent Type II Diabetes for the things that matter most to you. The program provides a lifestyle coach to help you change your diet and be more physically active. For more information or to enroll, call (828)349-2455.
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. First Baptist Church Franklin, 69 Iotla St. To donate blood, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Anderson Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Macon County Coon Club 3056 Wide Horizon Dr. For more information, call Tammy at (828)342-4539.
Franklin High School Class of 1976 Reunion will be held on Oct. 8, starting with a BBQ with all the fixins at 4 p.m. Bring a covered dish, appetizer or desserts. BBQ and dinnerware will be provided. If you plan to attend, R.S.V.P. as soon as possible. Let them know what you want to bring when you call. For more information or to R.S.V.P, call Susie Neal Dickerson at (828)702-1676 or Darlene Crisp Hodgin at (828)342-7428.