First Baptist Church Free Community Lunch will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at 69 Iotla St. in Franklin. For more information call (828)369-9559.
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum will be open for Winter Wonderland on Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., with light refreshments.
United Methodist Men of the Patton and Memorial United Methodist Churches Annual Christmas Breakfast Buffet for their spouses and church family. will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m. at Shoney's. There will be a review of the group's 2013 activities and areas of endeavor for 2014. Rev. David Duncan will give a Christmas devotion. Call Memorial United Methodist Church, (828)369-5834, for cost and reservations.
Otto Community Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Otto Community Center. Call Phyllis at (828)524-9307 or log onto www.redcrossblood.org keyword Otto to make your appointment.
Overdose Prevention 101 Free Classes will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, 6 to 8 p.m., at 591 W. Palmer St. in Franklin. Anyone who is prescribed pain medication can overdose accidentally. Learn more about what causes opiate overdose, how to prevent it and how to use Narcan or Naloxone to reverse an overdose. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Almeida at (828)475-1920 or email fullcirclerecoverycenter@ gmail.com.
American Legion Post 108 Winterfest Dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 to 11 p.m., at the post 614 W. Main St. with the Johnny Webb and the JW Band.
Macon County Cancer Support Group will meet Thursday night, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Angel Medical Center on Riverview Street in Franklin for the annual Christmas Party. Bring your favorite finger food and an inexpensive gift to exchange. Even if you have never attended the group before, feel free to come and celebrate Christmas with them and another year of life.
Affordable Health Care Act Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10 to 11 a.m, and Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin, led by Cynthia Solesbee, Certified Health Care Navigator for Macon County. The presentation will include a basic overview of the Affordable Health Care Act and discuss the programs available to consumers. Other topics will include Consumer Protection and Privacy, Exemptions, Cost Savings and Tax Credits, and Enrollment materials, Dates and Deadlines. Solesbee will also be able to make individual appointments with the public to help lead them through the sign-up process. Registration is not required.
Play Mah Jongg at the Macon County Library Tuesdays except Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Newcomers are welcome to come and learn to play. For more information, call (828)524-6130.
Al-Anon Meets Every Saturday, 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church back entrance and follow the signs. For more information, call (828)332-1174.
Pisgah Promenaders Christmas Square Dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., Old Armory Rec. Center, 44 Boundary Street, Waynesville. Plus and mainstream dancing with caller Ken Perkins. For additional information, call (828)586-8416 or (828)452-1971.
Landfill and all Convenience Centers will close on Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. and be closed all day on Dec. 25. Normal schedule will resume on Dec. 26.
Free Crochet Classes will be held on Thursdays in the basement of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Call for directions and more information, (828)369-5229.
Macon County Solid Waste Department Announces Winter Hours. All centers will close daily at 5:30 p.m., except on Sunday, closing at 5 p.m. The Highlands Transfer Station, located on Rich Gap Road in Highlands will be closed every other Saturday. Call the Transfer Station for specific Saturday closings at (828)526-2073.
Foster Grandparent Volunteers needed. Are you 55 or over? Want to make a difference in your community? Foster Grandparents serve children with special needs in order to help them reach their educational goals. They serve in Head Start programs, Non Profit Day Care Centers and Public Schools. Foster Grandparents who meet 200% of federal poverty guidelines receive a small tax free stipend plus annual and sick leave plus mileage. Please contact Torrie Murphy at Mountain Projects (828)356-2834) for further information.
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 Historical Society is looking for school annuals from the following years, before 1926, 1930 to 1949, 1968, 1986, 1992 to 2012. Bring them to the Macon County Historical Museum on Main St. in Franklin. For more information, call (828)524-9758 or Bob Poindexter, president cell (828)371-0005.
Southwestern Community College (SCC) and the Jackson County Public Library (JCPL) Ready to Read Adult Literacy Program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Genealogy Study Room of the Jackson County Public Library. Anyone who is interested in Ready to Read, call the Jackson County Public Library (828)586-2016, to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted.
Franklin Youth Tennis Association is looking for volunteers to coach potential tennis clubs at MMS and MVI schools. For more information, call Sammy Gunter at (828)524-8438 or Rick Blanton at (828)421-5513.
Gem Capital Auto Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Environmental Resources Building, Lakeside Drive, Franklin. Info, Dick Goodell (828)524-7518. Website: GemCapitalAutoClub.com.
Line Dance Classes are held at the Macon County community building 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday night: Beginners at 6 p.m., Intermediate at 7 p.m. Wednesday morning, 10 a.m., to 12 noon: Beginners at 10 a.m., Intermediate at 11 a.m. For more information, call (828)369-2492.
REACH For Bargains needs volunteers. For more information, call June (828)369-2040.
The Macon County Poultry Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the N.C. Co-operative Extension office on 193 Thomas Heights Road in Franklin. Meetings are open to the public and anyone with chickens, water fowl, turkeys, and any other type of fowl are invited to attend. For more information, call (828)349-6287.
Bridge Players meet every Monday and Friday, at 1 p.m. at the Community Facilities on 441S. For more information, call (828)524-5967.
German Car Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Hungry Bear Restaurant, 6 to 9 p.m. No car needed, just a love of German cars and food. Call Mark at (828)369-2900 for more information.
Rug Hooking Group meets on Thursdays at Macon County Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginners welcome. For more information (828)631-2561.
To submit to Community Calendar, email
or mail to:
Macon County News
107 Highlands Rd.
Franklin, NC 28734