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The Franklin Garden Club, in cooperation with the Macon County Fair Board, is holding its annual flower show at the 58th Annual Macon County Fair. The flower show opened to the public starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 19. The show is located in Building D of the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, formerly known as the Macon County Fairgrounds, on South Georgia Road (Hwy. 441.)

Both full-time and seasonal residents of Macon County are exhibiting flowers and plants at the show.

“We encourage multiple entries, but exhibitors could enter only one item in each of the over 70 subdivisions of 12 classes” said Jeanne Vaughters, president of the Franklin Garden Club.


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.”


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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