Mountain Artisans "Summertime" Art & Craft Show :: June 27-28 from 10am to 5pm :: click here for more information!

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The rock band Emporium will be the featured band for this week’s Concerts on the Creek at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva. Emporium is a six-member variety dance band originally formed in 1979. Appealing to a wide variety of age groups and musical tastes, this band has just what it takes to get everybody dancing for an evening to be remembered.

These events are free and open to the public with donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket. Concerts are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday through Labor Day.

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“Hymns We Know by Heart,” an old-time front porch style sing-along of familiar and beloved hymns and Spirituals, will be held on Sunday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m., on the Franklin Town Square Gazebo, Main Street at Iotla in Franklin.

Attendees will sing together well known but seldom sung hymns from bygone days, including “In the Garden,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Shall We Gather at the River,” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” plus Spirituals like “Amen,” “Do Lord,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “This Little Light of Mine.” Singing will be led by Cindy Miles, with accompaniment by keyboardist Lionel Caynon. Requests will be encouraged.

Bring a lawn chair, family, friends, and a hymnal if you wish. In case of rain, the concert will move into the First Presbyterian Chapel, corner of Church Street and Harrison Avenue. No admission charged; donations are welcome. This event is produced by the Arts Council of Macon County, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact the Macon Arts Council for information, 524-ARTS or artscouncilofmacon. org.

One-of-a-kind works of art and craft will be found this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Village Square Art & Craft Show in the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park at Pine and 5th Streets, Highlands.

At right is an example of glass work by Terri Johansson.

Fine art, rustic furniture, jewelry, pottery - and all the good things you expect in an art and craft show.

The free event features food and music, and is sponsored by the Macon County Art Association.

Macon County Schools bands recently presented a special dedication concert Tuesday, June 2, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Nationally renowned composer Dr. George Naff had written a song entitled “And Give You Peace” and dedicated it to Buddy and Jennifer Huckabee for their 15-year commitment to excellence.

Huckabee’s accomplishments include directing superior marching, jazz, and concert bands along with three national bowl game championships in the past, with the Liberty Bowl halftime show coming up this December.

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