11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Arts & Entertainment

Several local musicians are scheduled to perform in a show that might just “melt your face” – in the best way possible – say organizers.

Western North Carolina-based bands Total War, The Unawarewulves and Crow vs. Hawk will take the stage with their signature sounds at the Carl Slagle Memorial Building on March 19. A fourth act to be determined is slated for the event.

 

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Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will have hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs and other media on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

Items for sale will include fiction and nonfiction popular reading materials, reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, children’s books, maps, and more. The sale is made up of materials that are no longer needed in library collections. Prices will be 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hard copies. Only cash purchases will be allowed.

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The Macon County Quilt Trail will hold its first annual “Airing of the Quilts” on May 7, Mother’s Day weekend. Downtown merchants and Quilt Trail block owners have been asked to “air” quilts on the weekend of the event by hanging them on porches, benches, fences or other visible locations outside.

Deb Heatherly, owner of Deb’s Cats & Quilts, explained that the airing of quilts and bed linings done traditionally during spring cleanings has recently been given new significance in several small communities around the country which now hold festival-type events for the colorful quilt airings. The largest airing of the quilts festival takes place in Sisters, Ore., each July. In 2010, the Sisters festival celebrated its 35th year, attracting more than 26,000 visitors.

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The final heat in the second annual “King of the Mountain Chefs Challenge” featured the same finalists as last year’s event—but with a different outcome. This year’s grand prize winner was Chef Johannes Klapdohr, executive chef at Old Edwards Inn & Spa.

The three-heat event was held before a live audience last Saturday afternoon and evening at Cyprus Restaurant and was modeled after the Food Network’s television show, “Iron Chef.”

The two preliminary heats took place in the afternoon. They differed from the Food Network’s show where the chefs have 45 minutes to think about and plan their creations prior to the event.

 

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