11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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A checkpoint on the Pakistan-India border and Peruvian workers traveling by boat to an island of birds are just two of the scenes from the upcoming opening of the Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series (ACE) at Western Carolina University.

The ACE series opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the theater of the A.K. Hinds University Center with Doxita, a film festival that began in 2008 and showcases documentaries under 40 minutes in length. This year, Doxita consists of four films, each centered on a common theme of “inside/outside.”

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A youth and adult concert will be presented Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gazebo in downtown Franklin.

“FORGE in Franklin” will include a local youth band, video clips and special speakers.

For more information, check out “FORGE in Franklin” on Facebook or call (828)713-2664.

Tony Award winning actor Anthony Crivello is coming to the Highlands Playhouse to direct the smash hit play, “Hear What’s In the Heart.” The play, which will run Sept. 30-Oct. 7, will be the final production of the Playhouse’s 2011 season. “Hear What’s In the Heart” will also star Broadway veteran Steve Scionti.

Anthony Crivello received Broadway’s Tony Award, Chicago’s Jefferson Award, a Carbonelle Award and nominations for two Jefferson Awards, two Canadian Dora Mavor Moore Awards, LA’s Ovation, Drama Critics, Robbie, Garland Awards, and Friends of New York Theater Award.

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For the first time ever, Franklin will be hosting an event that few other towns have the ability to promote.

The inaugural WNC OutdoorAthlon will be held on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 8-9) in Cullasaja Park. For two days, locals and visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about this area for its outdoor recreation, meet specialty vendors, compete in fun events or just relax in front of the stage and listen to live music. This is a family event and no alcohol use or sales are permitted on site.

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