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The Macon County Cancer Support Group will meet Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., at the future Hospice House, 272 Maple Street, Franklin, for an update on the progress and a tour. Light refreshments will be served. $50 will be given away. Everyone is welcome.

The Western North Carolina Woodturners Club will meet on Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge School, in Glenville, N.C., 95 Bobcat Drive, Cashiers. Drive to the back of the school to the woodworking shop. Visitors are welcome. The club meets every second Thursday at 6 p.m., March through November.

Cullasaja Gorge River Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 12. Meet at 9 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church parking lot. Free cookout lunch 12 p.m., at Cliffside following cleanup. To participate or ask questions, contact Jennifer Smathers at (828)526- 2112 or Matt Bateman at (828)421-0535.

Franklin Church of the Nazarene is hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, starting at 10 a.m., with three age groups: 2 - 5, 6 - 9, and 10 - 12. Every egg has a surprise. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. The church is located on Belle Dowdle Rd. For more information, (828)550-5460 or email Pastor Rhonda at rlsjhaney@

Angel Medical Center Free Community Event will be held on Friday, April 11, 8 a.m. to noon, in the third floor meeting room. A complete heart healthy breakfast will be served; health screenings, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; physician presentations 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Space is limited, registration is required. For more information or to register, call Barbara Hall at (828)369-4166.

FreedomWorks will meet on Saturday, April 12, at the Angel Medical Center cafeteria. Breakfast at 8 a.m. (Dutch, optional), with meeting at 8:30 a.m. Jay DeLancy will discuss the N.C. Voter Integrity Project.

The American Legion Post 108 will host a welcome to spring dance with the Johnny Webb Band at 614 W. Main St., Saturday, April 12, 7 to 11 p.m. Open to all members and guests. Admission charged.

Macon County Poultry Club and Macon County 4-H will present a daylong workshop for youth interested in raising chickens Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Macon County Cooperative Extension meeting room. The workshop will cover starting and raising chickens, different breeds, how to make proper housing and talk about how to show chickens. Registration is required. The cost is $5 per family. For more information, call Tammara Talley at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Office (828)349-2046.

Battle of Sugartown Chapter of the North Carolina Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Monday, April 14, at the Boiler Room Restaurant at 1024 Georgia Road in Franklin. All DAR members and prospective members are welcome. For further information, contact (828)369-3136 or (828)524-2673.

Devotions (inter/non-denominational) followed by tea, in our home, 796 Prentiss Bridge Road, every Wednesday, 3 p.m. Prayer requests may be made to Irene at (828)369-1923 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome.

Angel Medical Center and Life Share of the Carolinas will be offering free Advanced Directives, and information about organ donation, Tuesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. For more information, contact Bonnie Peggs at (828)349-6639.

Gem Country Republican Woman’s Club will meet Tuesday, April 15, 11:15 at the Boiler Room Restaurant meeting room. All are invited. Speaker will be Felice Pepe, past president of the Wake Forest Republican Woman’s Club.

Sustainable Mountain Living Communities Free Gardening Class,"Planning for Food Self-Sufficiency" will be held on Monday, April 14, 6 p.m. at the Clayton Municipal Complex, Highway 76 West. Bill Denton, education coordinator for SMLC, will provide a step-by-step plan to make the best use of garden space to move toward self-sufficiency. Registration is not required. For information, contact (706)782-7978, rabunrambler23@ or visit us on Facebook at SMLCinc.

Franklin Bird Club Walk led by Jack Johnston Tuesday, April 15, at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve at 8 a.m. From Franklin: Take the Georgia Road for approx. 5.2 miles, turn left onto Riverside Rd and follow for 0.5 miles, turn right onto Hickory Knoll Rd and follow for approx. 1.9 miles — the Preserve is located off a private drive, 2249 Hickory Knoll Rd., on the right; parking area is on the left, before the farm gate. Call (828)524-5234 for more information and to sign up. Walk along the Greenway led by Karen Lawrence, Wednesday, April 16. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8 a.m. (828)524-5234.

Dogwood Crafters will hold its annual Easter Tea in Dillsboro on Saturday, April 19, at the Historic Jarrett House with two seatings, before and after the Easter Hat Parade. Call the shop at (828)586-2248 to reserve your seat for 1 or 3 p.m. or for more information.

Democratic Party Primary Candidate Forum sponsored by the Macon County Democratic Men’s Club, will be held Monday, April 14, 5:30 p.m., fourth floor courtroom of the Macon County Courthouse, 5 West Main Street, Franklin. Candidates for the office of Macon County Register of Deeds, Todd Raby (incumbent), Nicki Tallent and Kenneth Blaine; and Democratic candidates for the District 50 NC Senate seat, Jane Hipps and Ron Robinson, and Tom Hill for Congress, among others, will speak. Other Democrats on the primary ballot who wish to participate, contact Dan Kowal at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NC Cooperative Extension in Macon County Home Vegetable Gardening Class will be held on Monday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Center. This class is for individuals who would like to learn more about how to establish and maintain your vegetable garden. We will talk about garden sites, soil tests and fertilizer, spacing between plants and rows, varieties, disease and insects, weed control, and when to harvest. To register for this class or for more information or directions contact Macon County Cooperative Extension at (828)349-2046.

Drum Circle and Raw-Mazing Potluck at United Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, will be held on Friday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 89 Sierra Drive, 1.2 miles past Hardee's on the left off of Lakeside Drive. Bring a dish, as raw as you like, to share. Drummers of all levels welcome, and dancers, too. Bring your own drum, or use one of ours. For more information, call Tamera Nielsen (941)894.2898.

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