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Mountain Voices Community Chorus for Men and Women will practice on Monday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., in the chapel of First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla St. New singers are welcome to attend. For more information, call (828)524-3644.

Open House and Franklin Chamber Mingle at Franklin Health and Fitness Center will be on Thursday, May 21, 5 to 7 p.m., at Franklin Health & Fitness Center, 1214 East Main Street. Door prizes, hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, membership specials, complimentary massages and networking. For more information and to RSVP, call (828)524-3161.

Memorial Day Service Honoring our Departed Veterans will be held on Monday, May 25, 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park. Tierian (Randy) Cash, National Chaplain of the American Legion will be the guest speaker. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in the Robert Carpenter Building adjacent to the park. All participants and guests attending the memorial service are invited to the American Legion Post 108, 614 W. Main St. immediately following the ceremony for a complimentary lunch.

North and South Jackson County Republicans will meet on Tuesday, May 26, at Ryans in Sylva, 6 p.m. to eat and 6:30 to meet. The agenda includes plans for the NC GOP Convention to be held in Raleigh June 7-10 where Republican candidates for U.S president will be the featured speakers. Convention delegates, those interested in attending the State GOP Convention, Republicans and unaffiliated voters are invited to attend. For information, call Ralph Slaughter at (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 .

Travelogue D.V.D. on Galapagos Island will be shown on Tuesday, May 26, at 1 p.m., at the Senior Center in the large conference room. The senior center is located at 108 Wayah St.

Take a Trip on the Transit Bus to the Henderson Heritage Museum, Thrift Shops and Lunch on Tuesday, May 26. Sign up in person by May 21 at the Macon County Senior Services, 108 Wayah Street. For more information and fee, call (828)349-2058.

Take a Trip on the Transit Bus to the WNC Nature Center in Asheville, on Thursday, May 28. Sign up in person by May 25 at the Macon County Senior Services, 108 Wayah Street. For more information and fee, call (828)349-2058.

Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin will meet on Thursday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Carpenter Community Building on 441 S., The program will consist of a talk by Chris Tacker, Ph.D., P.G., Curator of Geology, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Guests are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry baby items and clothing up to 5T, as well as diapers, wipes, strollers, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. Call (828)349-3200.

Coffee With a Cop will be held on Friday, May- 29, 8:30 a.m., at the Motor Company Grill on Main Street.

Historic Rickman Store located on Cowee Creek Rd. is open Saturdays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop by for a tour of the store, refreshments. or enjoy local musicians at noon. Free Wi- Fi.

Volleyball officials needed for middle school and high school. No experience required, will train. Some travel required. For more information, contact Alton Sutton at (828)342-1997.

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.

Franklin Men’s Golfing Association plays at the Franklin Golf Course every Thursday morning. New members are welcome. Call Michael McSwain at (828)369-2421 for more information.

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.

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