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The combined Franklin and Dillsboro Ubuntu Choirs, directed by Tom Tyre, will perform a concert of music from around the world and here at home on Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m., in the historic chapel of Franklin’s First Presbyterian Church.

More than two-dozen voices strong, the choir is comprised of men and women from many foreign countries who now live in Macon, Jackson, and Rabun counties, as well as area natives, all sharing a love of harmony singing. The program features songs from diverse traditions and lands, sung a cappella in several languages, including. "Ateh Malkuth" in Hebraic, the South African "Sana Sananina," and the American Spiritual, "Let Your Little Light Shine,” among others. Light refreshments will be served.


The Overlook Theatre Company’s “Peter Pan” will be staged June 21-24 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Michael (Emmaline Talley) Wendy (Abigail Roper) and John (Brett Schultz) Darling watch as Peter Pan (Samuel Crabtree) flies with a pinch of pixie dust.


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One of the hottest bands in the bluegrass nation comes to Sylva on Friday, June 15, for an appearance in the Concerts on the Creek series.

Balsam Range will play a free show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the downtown Bridge Park Pavillion beside Scott Creek.

Based in Haywood County, Balsam Range has garnered international acclaim for its rich bluegrass sound. In 2011, the band received the International Bluegrass Music Association's Song of the Year award for “Trains I Missed,” the title track from its third CD.


— Wednesday Weekly Meet-Up, June 20, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Program Room. Dream Journals & Twilight Trivia Game with Prizes. Some people remember dreams easily; others can only recall brief images or snapshots of what occurred in their dreams. Writing down your dreams helps you to remember them. Materials provided to construct your own dream journal. Next, we’ll form teams and play a wild game of “Twilight Numbered Chairs.” Don’t know “Twilight?” Your team will help you. There will be trivia about other spooky things, too.

— Thursday June 21 - Zombie Dolls & Franken-Toys 5 to 7 p.m. in the Program Room. Reduce-Reuse-Repurpose with Zombie Dolls and Franken-Toys. Come in and check out our pile of once-loved toys. Take creative control of the dismembering and reassembling. Glue things, paint things, give something two heads, four arms and a tail, if you want. The possibilities are endless, and fun.


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