Heartland Band plays at the Carson Community Building on Saturday nights, 7 to 9 p.m. No admission is charged. The band plays country, bluegrass, gospel. Pickers and singers are welcome to attend.
This year’s Macon County Fair will be held Sept. 16-19. The theme is “A Wealth of Tradition.” The Fair Association is offering the opportunity to construct an educational booth using this theme, to better acquaint the public with your organization. Booths must be constructed on Monday, Sept. 14 (one day only), between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., on Monday, to be eligible for judging. To get an application, call the Macon County Extension Office at (828)349-2046 or go to the office at 193 Thomas Heights Rd.
Macon County Guardian ad Litem Program is looking for Volunteers they advocate for the best interest of child victims of abuse and neglect in our county. Each year thousands of children in NC are thrust into the court system through no fault of their own. Some of these children are infants, some are grade school children and some are teenagers. With help from you and other community volunteers, they can assure that no abused and neglected child victims will have to go to court in Macon County without a Guardian ad Litem to speak on their behalf. The training is free with flexible training schedules for your convenience. You must be a responsible adult and pass a criminal background check. A class will start in mid Oct. Applications are being accepted now. For more information, call Shannon Cowan, Program Supervisor at (828)587-2087.
Macon County Beekeepers Association will meet on Sept. 3, 7 p.m., in the Agricultural Extension Office on Thomas Heights Road in Franklin. Tim Burrell will lead a discussion on getting hives ready for winter. Those attending are asked to participate in the discussion. The public is invited.
Family Nights are back at the Jackson County Public Library Starting Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., the library is hosting Olaf's End of Summer Celebration. Come and enjoy snacks, crafts, and a Minute to Win it Snowman Stacking Competition. For more information, call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at (828)586-2016.
High Mountain Squares 13th Annual Greenway Dance will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Jim Duncan from Otto will be the caller. It will be at the Macon County Recreation Park Pavilion on Allman Dr, off GA Rd (441 South), in Franklin. Western- style square dancing, main/stream and plus levels. Everyone is welcome. For information call (828)371-4946, (828)342-1560, (828)332-0001 orwww.highmountainsquare.com
Jeffon Seely will be Speaking at the Spiritual Light Center on Sunday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. He will speak on “One Power: Embracing Our Innumerable Gifts”. Jeffon is on a mission to empower one million minds by the end of 2016. For more information, call (828)369-3065.
Franklin Garden Club Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m., at the Boiler Room Restaurant in the Fun Factory off of South Georgia Road. This month's meeting will be a planning day for the County Fair flower show in September. Visitors are welcome. Please call Nancy Wiley at (828)524-0020 if you plan on attending.
Senior Center Travelog D.V.D. on History Channel’s Deeper Insight of World War II part two will be shown on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. in the large conference room. The senior center is located at 108 Wayah St.
Occupy WNC General Assembly will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. at Dogwood Wellness Center, 114 West Hemlock Street, in Sylva.
Jackson County Public Library Free 90-minute Saving Money using Technology Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:45 p.m. Participants will discuss how to save money when purchasing a smart phone and/or a cell phone plan. On-line buying and selling, making travel arrangements, free publications, home entertainment, and getting help with home or auto repairs will be some of the topics included. The class is free but is limited to the first 16 people who register. For more information and to register, call (828)586-2016.
Franklin Bird Walk Along the Greenway will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Meet at Salali Lane at 8 a.m. Parking is off Fox Ridge Road which is just south of Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd. For more information, call (828)524-5234.
Dauntless Diamond Dames Red/Pink Hatters Dutch Treat Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m., at J. Allen’s, 32 Macon Center (Sylva Rd.). For more information, call Pat McGee at (828)349-4195, RSVP to Carole Merkle (828)349-0004.
What to Do With the Harvest Free Eco Forum will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m., at the UU Fellowship Hall, 89 Sierra Drive, Franklin. All are welcome to bring a covered dish to share at 5:30 pm. Learn about how crops are being handled locally.The Macon County Heritage Center at Historic Cowee School has a certified kitchen anyone can use. Bobby Lee Carey will describe how he set up his personal certified kitchen. For more information, call (828)524-3691.
Little Tennessee River BigSweep hosted by The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet in the lower parking area at Big Bear Park in Franklin, wearing clothes and shoes suitable for picking up trash in the river. Canoes and boats would be helpful but are not necessary to participate. Gloves and bags will be provided. For questions about the Little Tennessee BigSweep, contact Gooder at (828)349-4097.
First Baptist Church Free Community Lunch will be served on Saturday, Sept. 12, 12 to 1 p.m., 69 Iotla St. all are welcome to attend.
Sustainable Mountain Living Communities Free Gardening class, "Fermenting Vegetables", will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. at the Clayton Municipal Complex, Highway 76 West. Donn Erickson, a subsistence gardener in Franklin, N.C., will show you how to preserve foods by fermentation in a way that will make them more digestible and nutritious. This is a handson workshop. Please bring a covered pint jar to take your product home. Registration is not required. For information,, call (404)784-6346 or Facebook at SMLCinc.
Coffee With A Cop will be held on Thursday Sept. 17, 6 p.m., at the Rathskeller.