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Franklin Men’s Golfing Association plays at the Franklin Golf Course every Thursday morning. Next week’s tournament is Nassau with a tee time of 9 a.m. New members are welcome. Call Michael McSwain at (828)369-2421 for more information.

Macon County Poultry Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Macon County Cooperative extension office in Franklin. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call (828)369-3916.

Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin will meet on Thursday, April 23, 6:30 p.m., at the Robert Carpenter Community Building on 441S. Geologist Dr. Bill Witherspoon co-author of “Roadside Geology of Georgia” will deliver a talk to be followed by a book signing.

Friends of the Greenway will be offering “History of the Greenway” on Thursday, April 23, at 10 a.m., at Big Bear Shelter. Kay Coriell, a Charter Member of Friends of the Greenway, will be reviewing the development of the Greenway idea, history of its implementation, and Greenway highlights available for your enjoyment. If you’ve wondered why there are so many power poles along the trail, this is your chance to find out. For more information, call FROG Quarters at (828)369-9488.

Franklin High School Drama Department will present “The Actor Games” a comedy spoof of “The Hunger Games”directed by Buddy Huckabee on Friday, April 24, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m. at the FHS Fine Arts Center.

Make Your Own Veggie Burgers on Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m. Trish Piper will be demonstrating and discussing how to create your own veggie burgers, cheaper, using the spices you prefer. Samples will be available. If you already make veggie burgers and would like to share your experiences (and possibly a sample), your participation is welcome. This free program will be held at the UU Fellowship at 89 Sierra Dr. in Franklin. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call (828)524-3691.

Antique Car Franklin History Tour will be held on Sunday, April 26, 1:30 p.m. They will leave from the Town Hall parking lot, 99 E. Main St. They will tour in vehicle age order ending at The Motor Co. Grill about 3 p.m. They will tour about 25 miles following writte directions with historical notations in and aroud the town of Franklin and back roads of Macon County. You could have your bill at the Motor Grill paid if you get the most history quiz questions right. Please R.S.V.P. to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Paul Dobbin at (828)200-4060.

North and South Jackson County Republicans will meet on Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. to eat and 6:30 p.m. to meet at Ryans in Sylva. The agenda includes County and District Convention reports and plans for the NC GOP Convention in June. Precinct officers will receive precinct lists. The monthly meetings are held on the 4th Monday each month. Republicans and unaffiliated voters are invited to attend. For Jackson County GOP information, call Ralph Slaughter @ (828)743-6491, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to the website www.jacksoncountygop.com.

Macon County Horse Association Monthly Club Meeting will be held on April 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Alumni Building at the Macon County Fairgrounds. Anyone interested in joining the MCHA is welcome to the meeting.

Diabetic Support Group will meet Monday, April 27, 4 p.m., in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center. There will be no meeting in May. For more information contact Kim Watkins (828)524-8411.

Did you pay the fee for not having health insurance with your 2014 Taxes? You still may be able get health insurance! On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Macon County Library, Mountain Projects will be on hand to answer questions and to help with enrolling in affordable health insurance. This assistance is free and you’ll be able learn about all your health insurance options. For more information, call Cynthia in Macon County at (828)400-4177 or toll-free (800)627-1548.

Macon County Senior Games Kick off will be held on Monday, April 27, 10:30 a.m., at the shelter behind the Bob Carpenter Community Bldg, weather permitting or inside. Sign up is still going on until April 27, so come out and join the fun. REACH is our community project for the second year and we collect goods for the shelter. Anyone can donate at the community Bldg. For more information, call (828)349-2090.

Franklin Bird Club "Spring at Kituwah" Bird Walk led by Don Hendershot, naturalist and columnist will be held on April 27. Meet at Bi-Lo parking at 8 a.m. or Huddle House in Dillsboro at 8:30 a.m., to carpool. In this low elevation/grassland habitat, expect to see yellow-breasted chat, white-eyed vireo, indigo bunting, blue grosbeak, orchard oriole - maybe some bobolinks passing through. For more information and to sign up, call (828)524-5234.

Mountain Voices, a Community Chorus for men and women, will practice on Monday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., in the choir room of First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla Street. New singers are welcome to attend. For more information, (828)524-3644.

Sustainable Mountain Living Communities offers a free gardening class, "Getting Started with Organic Gardening", on Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. at the Clayton Municipal Complex, Hwy. 76 West. Organic gardening principles often are summarized as "treat the soil, not the plant." Joel Hitt, Master Gardener and specialist in native botanicals, will explain the development of this idea and the many ways gardeners have learned to apply it. Registration is not required. For information contact (706)782-1779 or visit us on Facebook at SMLCinc.

Franklin Bird Club walk along the Greenway will be held on Wednesday, April 29. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8 a.m. For more information, call (828)524-5234 or http://franklinbirdclub.com/

Macon County Public Health Rabies Vaccination Clinics in the Franklin area will be held on Saturday, May 2. Area veterinarians will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets over 4 months of age, as required by NC state law. The cost is $10 (cash only) per pet and all pets should be kept in vehicles, on leashes, or in carriers. Franklin Veterinary Hospital will be at Iotla Valley Elementary School,10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rabun Animal Hospital will be at South Macon Elementary School, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Noah’s Ark will be at Mountain View Intermediate School, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Animal House will be at East Franklin Elementary School, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call (828)349-2490 for a recorded schedule of specific locations and times.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center is looking for volunteers to help at the thrift store. Call (828)369-3046 for information about the store or the shelter at (828)524-4588 if you are interested in volunteering.

Campers RV Camping club, The Vagabonds are seeking additional members for the 2015 season. The group camps one weekend per month, April thru November, usually within 100 miles from Franklin. All ages are welcome. No dues, no structured activities, just an enjoyment of the outdoors, fellowship, good conversation, pot luck dinners and a roaring campfire. Contact Lillian for more details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)369-6669.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #81, Macon-Jackson County, will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 69 Iotla Street. All local, county and federal law enforcement personnel, active or retired as well as their support staff are welcome.

American Cancer Society is recruiting teams from businesses, schools, families, places of worship, and more to participate in the Relay For Life of Franklin event, to be held June 5 at the Franklin High School track. Relay For Life teams are committed to finishing the fight against cancer and raise funds to support the ACS’s lifesaving mission. Sign up for the Relay For Life event by visiting www.relayforlife.org/franklinnc or by calling Valerie Norton, ACS community manager at (828)342-2774.

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