Macon County Humane Society presents SUPER ADOPTION DAY! :: Saturday, April 26 from 11am - 4pm at the Macon County Fairgrounds

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Gluten Sensitivity and Food Allergy Support Group is a new group starting in Franklin. The first meeting will be May 1, 6:30 p.m at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. All interested persons, call (828)369-3561 for more information.

Smoky Mountain Aussie Jamboree will be held on Saturday, April 26, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Wesley’s Park in Franklin. The pavilion with grill is reserved.

Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday, April 28, 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center.

Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin will meet on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building on 441S.Door prizes and light refreshments. Members bring their favorite rock and its story. Guests and visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call (828)349-0337.

Tennis fun time for kids ages 6-14 to try your skill at tennis for free starts Tuesday, May 6, ages 6 to 10 from 6 till 7 p.m.; ages 11 to 14, from 7 till 8 p.m.; Thursday night, May 8, (Spanish speaking only), ages 6 to10 from 6 till 7 p.m.; ages 11 to 14 from 7 till 8 p.m.; Saturday morning (English & Spanish) ages 6 to 10 from 9 till 10 a.m.; and ages 11 to 14 from 10 till 11 a.m. You do not have to own a racquet to participate. Sponsored by FYTA which is affiliated with the North Carolina USTA. For contact information call the Macon Co.Recreation department at (828)349-2090.

Micro Greens – Better Than Sprouts! Free Eco Forum will be held on Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. at the UU Fellowship Hall, 89 Sierra Drive, Franklin. All are welcome to bring a covered dish to share at 5:30 p.m. Micro greens are more nutritious than either sprouts or fully grown veggies and are easy to grow at home. Evy Brow will be explaining the health benefits of micro greens and how you can grow them yourself.

Sustainable Mountain Living Communities Free "Intensive Gardening and Composting Clinic" will be held on Monday, April 28, 6 p.m., at the Old School Community Garden behind the Rabun County Civic Center, Highway 76 West (Note change of location.) Bill Denton, education coordinator for SMLC, will explain how to build soil for optimum production using composting and deep digging methods for garden bed preparation. No registration is required. For more information, contact (706)782-7978, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us on Facebook at SMLCinc.

Leading the Way to Wellness is a New Community-wide Walking Program sponsored by Macon County Public Health’s Healthy Carolinians Coalition. Kick off events in Franklin will be held at the Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, or in Highlands at the Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Group walks will be scheduled throught the week. Call (828)349- 2426 for more information. Like us on Facebook at

Jackson County Public Library will host a free 90-minute class on Microsoft Publisher II, will be held on Monday, April 28, 5:45 p.m. Participants will practice customizing a template provided by MS Publisher to create a unique design. Students should bring images on a disc or flash drive to personalize their work. MS Publisher I or a basic knowledge of MS Publisher is a prerequisite for this class.Participants should possess basic keyboarding and mouse skills. The class will be held in the library's computer lab. Class size is limited to 16 people. Call the Jackson County Public Library at (828)586-2016 to sign up.

Franklin's Ubuntu Choir begins its spring season of weekly singtogethers on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Hall on Sierra Drive, off Lakeside Drive in East Franklin. Ubuntu is a worldwide musical movement bringing people together to share the joy of a cappella harmony singing. Directed by Tom Tyre, the Franklin Choir sings from diverse traditions, cultures, and languages. New members are welcome at this session. No experience necessary, just passion. Contact Tom Tyre at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)524-9511 with questions.

Franklin Bird Club Weekly Events on Saturday, April 26, John and Cathy Sill will lead a bird walk in the Standing Indian area. Meet at the Kmart parking lot (Westgate Plaza in Franklin) at 8 a.m. to carpool up to Standing Indian with a few stops along the way. On April 29, Jack Johnston will lead a walk at Needmore. Meet at Queen Branch (off Hwy 28, 7 miles north of Sanderstown Road on the left) at 8 a.m. to carpool. On April 30, Bird walk along the Greenway led by Karen Lawrence. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8 a.m. For more information and to sign up, call (828)524-5234.

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Highlands Botanical Garden with a “Living with Trees” tour guided by Horticulturist Ezra Gardiner on Friday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. Gardiner will discuss noteworthy trees of the Highlands Plateau, as well as their identification, residential use and care. In the spirit of Arbor Day, visitors will leave with a native tree to take home and plant. Contact Gardiner (828)526-0188 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to R.S.V.P. or with any questions.

North and South Jackson County Republican Monthly Meeting of the Jackson County Republican Party will be held Monday, April 28, at Ryan's in Sylva, 6 p.m. to eat and 6:30 p.m. to meet. All primary candidates have been invited to speak. Candidates for NC House District 119, and Jackson County Sheriff and District Attorney candidate Ashley Welch. All Republicans, voters and others interested are invited. Items on the agenda include the May primary election; the GOP District Convention to be held Saturday, April 26; plans for the June 5-8 NC GOP Convention in Cherokee. For more 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 visit the website at or Like us on Facebook at Jackson County Republican Party.

Equine Science Class at Franklin High School is in need of guest speakers and places in the Franklin area to visit during the school day that would be willing to allow them to work with their horses. The class needs to be able to identify colors, breeds, and types and be able to groom and work with feet. The class would also like to observe any vet or farrier visit. Contact Mrs. Devon Deal, agriculture teacher at Franklin High School (828)369-3332.

If your family enjoys meeting new people, exploring new cultures and helping students achieve their dreams, then you would make a great host family. Hosting is an amazing opportunity to share your home with a student who is eager to learn about American culture and become a part of your family. To learn more contact Ayusa at or contact Donna Bell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)421-8843.

Certified Chair Yoga Classes are offered in the Activity Room at Macon County Senior Services at no charge throughout the month of January. All levels of fitness and flexibility can participate. For more information, call (828)349-0211.

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