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Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop on Saturday June 9, 10 till noon, in the Children’s Area of the Macon County Public Library.

Make-and-take projects include personalized caps and Fathers Day cards. Every ARTSaturday features live music by Keyboardist Lionel Caynon.

There’s no pre-registration; children should wear play clothes and come for any part of the session. Adults stay with younger children; we have a workstation where they can work together.


Ruby Cinema’s 2012 Children’s Summer Film Festival began Tuesday, June 5, and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday morning through Thursday, July 26, with shows at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Proceeds go to the Franklin Lions Club.

This festival is free for all children (under 16 years of age) and a $1 admission fee will apply for those over 16 years of age. Seating availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Summer camps / groups are welcome to attend, but should contact the group coordinator in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Concessions will remain at regular price. Movies are subject to change without notice.


Young people with an interest in the stage can explore the world of theater this summer during a weeklong camp hosted by Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.

The WCU Theatre Summer Camp is for children from 8 years (and who have completed the second grade) to 17 years old and is limited to 30 students. The camp will run from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16-20, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus. An endof- camp Friday Showcase performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 20.

The camp will include games, improvisation, stage direction, basic directing, character work, discussion, tours and more.


Four members of the original cast of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, have reunited for a dynamic concert featuring top hits for the 1960s and ’70s. Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, David Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer call themselves The Midtown Men and promise a show bursting with talent and supercharged choreography. The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will welcome The Midtown Men at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Tickets start at $32.



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