Gluten Sensitivity and Food Allergy Support Group is a new group starting in Franklin. The first meeting will be May 1, 6:30 p.m at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. All interested persons, call (828)369-3561 for more information.
Smoky Mountain Aussie Jamboree will be held on Saturday, April 26, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Wesley’s Park in Franklin. The pavilion with grill is reserved.
Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday, April 28, 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center.
Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin will meet on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building on 441S.Door prizes and light refreshments. Members bring their favorite rock and its story. Guests and visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call (828)349-0337.
Tennis fun time for kids ages 6-14 to try your skill at tennis for free starts Tuesday, May 6, ages 6 to 10 from 6 till 7 p.m.; ages 11 to 14, from 7 till 8 p.m.; Thursday night, May 8, (Spanish speaking only), ages 6 to10 from 6 till 7 p.m.; ages 11 to 14 from 7 till 8 p.m.; Saturday morning (English & Spanish) ages 6 to 10 from 9 till 10 a.m.; and ages 11 to 14 from 10 till 11 a.m. You do not have to own a racquet to participate. Sponsored by FYTA which is affiliated with the North Carolina USTA. For contact information call the Macon Co.Recreation department at (828)349-2090.
Micro Greens – Better Than Sprouts! Free Eco Forum will be held on Friday, May 8, 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 p.m. Micro greens are more nutritious than either sprouts or fully grown veggies and are easy to grow at home. Evy Brow will be explaining the health benefits of micro greens and how you can grow them yourself.
Leading the Way to Wellness is a New Community-wide Walking Program sponsored by Macon County Public Health’s Healthy Carolinians Coalition. Kick off events in Franklin will be held at the Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, or in Highlands at the Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Group walks will be scheduled throught the week. Call (828)349- 2426 for more information. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MaconPublicHealth.
Jackson County Public Library will host a free 90-minute class on Microsoft Publisher II, will be held on Monday, April 28, 5:45 p.m. Participants will practice customizing a template provided by MS Publisher to create a unique design. Students should bring images on a disc or flash drive to personalize their work. MS Publisher I or a basic knowledge of MS Publisher is a prerequisite for this class.Participants should possess basic keyboarding and mouse skills. The class will be held in the library's computer lab. Class size is limited to 16 people. Call the Jackson County Public Library at (828)586-2016 to sign up.
Franklin Bird Club Weekly Events on Saturday, April 26, John and Cathy Sill will lead a bird walk in the Standing Indian area. Meet at the Kmart parking lot (Westgate Plaza in Franklin) at 8 a.m. to carpool up to Standing Indian with a few stops along the way. On April 29, Jack Johnston will lead a walk at Needmore. Meet at Queen Branch (off Hwy 28, 7 miles north of Sanderstown Road on the left) at 8 a.m. to carpool. On April 30, Bird walk along the Greenway led by Karen Lawrence. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8 a.m. For more information and to sign up, call (828)524-5234.
Equine Science Class at Franklin High School is in need of guest speakers and places in the Franklin area to visit during the school day that would be willing to allow them to work with their horses. The class needs to be able to identify colors, breeds, and types and be able to groom and work with feet. The class would also like to observe any vet or farrier visit. Contact Mrs. Devon Deal, agriculture teacher at Franklin High School (828)369-3332.
Certified Chair Yoga Classes are offered in the Activity Room at Macon County Senior Services at no charge throughout the month of January. All levels of fitness and flexibility can participate. For more information, call (828)349-0211.
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