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Western Carolina University will host a lunar eclipse viewing event outside at the Jackson County Airport from 1:30 to 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15.

Astronomy faculty from WCU will set up telescopes for viewing the eclipse, which will end at 4:30 a.m., and other astronomical objects including the planet Mars.

Lunar eclipses occur when the moon, Earth and the sun are aligned so that the shadow of the Earth is cast on the moon. The April lunar eclipse is a total eclipse, which means that the moon will be completely covered by the Earth’s shadow. Unlike total solar eclipses, when the moon comes in between the Earth and the sun, lunar eclipses can be viewed safely with the naked eye.

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The Overlook Theatre presents “Tarzan,” Disney’s Broadway Musical Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 3, 4, and 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. at Franklin High School Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students.

Advanced tickets are avaiable at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

view more Tarzan pics after the jump!

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Sonfire Media announces the release of the book, “All the Damn Christians: A Glimpse into the Mirror of Hypocrisy,” by John W. Stiles, PhD.

Dr. Stiles is a native of Sylva, N.C., but spends much of his time traveling the globe as an international speaker, and as U.S. Director for Hannam University in South Korea. He is a graduate of Montreat College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

In his book, Stiles presents a research-based look at non-Christian’s perceptions of the Church. His title, “All the Damn Christians,” comes directly from a study respondent who wrote, “I would have a much higher regard for the religion itself if it weren’t for all the damn Christians.”

Stiles reminds us that Christians have been called hypocrites for centuries, and even now, many nonbelievers react defensively at the slightest reference to Christianity. In his book, the author shares candid insights as to why the world rejects the faith and illustrates how Christians can turn hypocrisy into opportunity.

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Friends of the Scottish Tartan Museum will celebrate Tartan Day on Saturday, April 5, with a Scottish Lunch that the Friends put on annually for the downtown business persons of Franklin.

“It is a favor for putting up with all our Scottish foolery in front of their shops during Taste of Scotland in June,” said Eleanor Swift, president of Friends of the Scottish Tartan Museum.

This year, the copy of the Treaty of Arbroath was lifted from its hidden spot along the display and a large illustrated poster was made describing what preceded its composition and the important effects it had in England and in America. It started out with William Wallace handing over the leadership to Robert the Bruce who inspired the Scots to win at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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