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The internationally acclaimed Golden Dragon Acrobats will grace the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20.

Widely recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats feature performers who have been trained in the rigorous art of acrobatics since early youth. The Golden Dragon Acrobats debuted in 1985 and are the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year-round in the United States.


The 14th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival took place Saturday, April 23, in downtown Sylva.

This free festival celebrated the arrival of spring in the mountains, when the greening leaves work their way up the Great Smokies. It also celebrated the greening of the environment, with information about sustainable living and presentations by environmental groups.

Festival-goers participated in a full day of activities, including a parade, live music on two stages, 5K road race, displays from local artisans, a variety of food vendors, plus a children’s area with face-painting, a giant inflatable slide and other activities.


MedWest Health & Fitness center will host a Kids Indoor Triathlon and Aquathlon May 6 for youth 15 and younger.

The Asheville Triathlon Club will help coordinate this event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at MedWest Health & Fitness Center. The fitness center will close at 6 p.m. so participants will have uninterrupted use of the facility for this special event.

“Our lifeguard will be on duty throughout the event,” said Scotty Setser, director of the MedWest Health & Fitness Center. “Our center consistently offers programs for the youth of our community, including water safety instruction in our six-lane, 25-yard indoor pool. We believe this event will be a great introduction to the sport of triathlon for all ages.”


Mother’s Day weekend will be a busy time in Franklin, as the 9th Annual Mother’s Day Gemboree opens its doors on May 6. The event is held at the Macon County Community Building located just off Highway 441 south of Franklin.

This show, sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, complements two other well known gem and mineral shows held here in July and October. Franklin continues to earn its name as “The Gem Capital of the World.”


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