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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.

Macon County Senior Jewelry Class Earring Show will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. at the Macon County Senior Center, 108 Wayah St.

Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Carpenter Community Building on 441 S. Arlon Eldridge and Fred Plesner will present a program on quartz. Guests are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Angel Medical Center (AMC) will be presenting a free “Diabetes Survival Skills” program on Thursday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m. in the AMC dining room. A variety of topics will be discussed to help people who live with diabetes. Participants do not need to register for this program.

Southeastern Bluegrass Association monthly Bluegrass Jam will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Cowee School. Bring an instrument and join in or just come sit and listen. All levels of musicians are welcome from beginner to advanced. Refreshments will be provided.

International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) Support Group for those affected by essential tremor and will meet on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Mission Community Church, 501 North River Rd., Sylva. Learn how each of us cope with essential tremor. The group serves individuals in Jackson, Macon, Swain and Haywood counties.

Gem City Forum Toastmasters will not be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Meetings will resume on Dec. 1. Gem City Forum Toastmasters Club serves Western NC, West of Asheville, and NE Georgia. See us on the web at: http://gemcityforum.org/wpblog/ for more information and to view upcoming meetings.

Jackson County Republican Party will meet on Monday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Ryan's in Sylva. Come earlier to eat. Expected speakers are N.C. Senator Jim Davis; Mickey Luker, candidate for District 4 Commission seat; and candidates for the NC House, Aaron Littlefield and Mike Clampitt. The GOP Annual Prayer Breakfast is on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Ryans. Republicans, unaffiliated voters and others interested are invited to attend all GOP meetings and events. For Jackson County GOP information, call Ralph Slaughter (828)743-6491 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Like us on Facebook at Jackson County Republican Party.

Macon County Landfill, Transfer Station and all Convenience Centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26. Regular schedule will resume on Friday.

Cookies with Santa will be held on Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert Carpenter Community Building on 441 S. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Franklin First Presbyterian Church Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, noon to 2 p.m., at Tartan Hall. Meals are available at no charge for dining in and for take-out. Limited home delivery of take-out and transportation for dining in are also available. The church is located at 26 Church Street, in Franklin. To learn more, including how to volunteer and to request transportation, call the church office at (828)524-3119 from 9 a.m until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cowee Christmas at the Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. On the schedule: Holiday Art- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; fine art and craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; lunch; Cowee Pottery School; pictures with Santa Claus; free books from Read2Me; face painting; demonstrations and crafts by Cowee Textiles; Christmas tree lighting, 6 p.m.; Blue Ridge concert, 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 51 Cowee School Dr. For more information, call Claire Suminski at (828)369-5417 or visit the website at CoweePotterySchool.org.

Cartoogechaye Baptist Church Christmas Play “Angel in the Park” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. The church is located at 465 W. Old Murphy Rd.

Franklin Police Department Basic Self Defense Class using the R.A.D. Defense System of Techniques, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room. The class will be limited to 20 people. Wear comfortable clothing, athletic type shorts, shirts and closed toe athletic shoes. Bring a light lunch for a break. Snacks and drinks will be provicded. If interested call, (828)524-2864.

Family Support Group for those with family members, friends, or loved ones living with the challenge of mental illness meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Road, Franklin. This group is sponsored by the local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). For more information, call Ann (828)369-7385.

Longevity Breathing Class For Lifelong Vitality is held on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. at the Senior Center, 108 Wayah St. For more information, call (828)349-2058.

Weekly Grief Support Group in Franklin meets on Thursday, 12:30 to 2 p.m., at the Hospice House of Franklin, 272 Maple St. For more information, call (828)692-6178 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Senior Services Center Caregiver Support Group will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. Education and support for caregivers of all loved ones.

Learn how to make greeting cards at the Macon County Senior Services Center Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (828)349-2058.

Al-Anon is a Fellowship of Relatives and Friends of Alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Al-Anon meets at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

New Free Zumba Dance Classes at Legacy Fitness is held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Introduction to Zumba, and Sundays at 12 noon, Zumba Dance Practice. For more information, call (828)342-2498.

Line Dance Classes are held at the Robert Carpenter Community Building Monday, beginners, 6 to 7 p.m., Intermediate 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, beginners 10 to 11 a.m., intermediate 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice, in the Buddhist tradition, the first Saturday of the month at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cullowhee. Learn about mindfulness and practice the art of meditation, mindful living, spiritual formation. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Questions, email Michael at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline Notice:

Deadline for Thanksgiving issue
Classifieds, display advertising
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Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m.
for Wednesday, Nov. 25 delivery

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