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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 Hope Closet - a New Resource at the Cancer Care Center in Franklin needs donations of new gift items such as hats, scarves, wigs, lotions or anything that will be helpful for someone that has been touched by cancer. For more information, call (828)524-7406 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

The Macon County Beekeepers Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office on Thomas Heights Road. Roger Simonds, head of the USDA-AMS National Science Laboratory in Gastonia, N.C., will speak on chemical pesticide residue as it relates to bees. The public is invited.

High Mountain Squares "Harvest Day Dance" will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Macon County Community Building, Georgia Rd. 441S. Marty Northrup from Columbus, N.C., will be the caller. Western-style square dancing, main/stream and plus levels. Everyone is welcome. For information, call (828)371-4946, (828)342-1560, (828)332-0001 or www.highmountainsquare.com

The Macon County Public Library, Nantahala Community Library and Hudson Library will be closed Friday, Oct. 2, for staff training.

Juicing and Blending Eco Forum will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, 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. Not sure what, why or how to juice or blend fruits and vegetables? Come to a demonstration and discussion of recipes, appliances and methods gathered over the years. For more information, call (828)524-3691.

Class of 1955 will hold its 60th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Clarks Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Guffie Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the West Macon Fire Dept., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Robert Kerr Wallace and Isabella Carson Wallace Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m. Drinks and paper products will be provided. All relatives are encouraged to attend.

Franklin Garden Club Monthly Luncheon will be held on Monday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m., at the Boiler Room Restaurant in the Fun Factory off of Georgia Road. The program will be Ray Nations presenting "Flower Arranging" from Ray's Florist and Greenhouse in Sylva. Visitors are welcome. Call Nancy Wiley at (828)524-0020 if you plan to attend.

Senior Center Travelog D.V.D. on Italy, Venice, Florence will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. in the large conference room. The senior center is located at 108 Wayah St.

Tuckaseigee River Chapter #373 of Trout Unlimited will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, dinner at 6:30 p.m., at the United Community Bank 1640 E. Main Street in Sylva. Learn what you can do to stop the spread of Whirling Disease in trout, from Shannon Messer of Blackrock Outdoors.

Greenway Gathering on Recycling will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., at FROG Quarters, 573 E. Main St. Joel Ostroff, Recycling Coordinator, Macon County Solid Waste Department will share the benefits of recycling, how to recycle, and when the Macon County Landfill should be used.

League of Women Voters of Macon County will sponsor a forum for candidates running for town aldermen on Thursday, Oct. 8 , 6:30 p.m., at Franklin Town Hall. Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss important issues for the town and the role they would like to play. Six candidates are running for two available seats: Joe Collins, Verlin Curtis, Joyce Handley, Adam Kimsey, Brandon McMahan, and Angela Moore. The public is invited to attend and to present questions.

First Baptist Church Free Community Lunch will be served on Saturday, Oct. 10, 12 to 1 p.m. the church is located at 69 Iotla St. All are welcome and invited to attend.

Bradley Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Oak Grove Baptist Church after morning services. The church is located on Lakey Creek Rd.

Sustainable Mountain Living Communities Free Gardening Clinic on "Growing Great Garlic & Perennial Onions" will be held Monday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. at the Old School Community Garden behind the Civic Center in downtown Clayton. Bill Denton will demonstrate garlic and onion planting, discuss growing, harvesting and storage techniques, and offer a detail growing guide. Registration is not required. For info, call (706)782-7978.

Debate Watch Party will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Hinds University Center Theater, on the campus of Western Carolina University. Sponsored by College Democrats, Jackson County and Westward for Bernie Sanders. Those who would like to participate in the debate-watch party are asked to RSVP by going to https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/4vc54 and clicking the RSVP button. Doors open at 7:30.

Angel Medical Center’s (AMC) Diabetes Management Services Two-day Diabetes Management Class will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class is open to the public. Classes will includes information on meal planning, medication usage, sick-day care, stress management and other topics related to managing your diabetes. For more information or to register call Barbara Hall at (828)369-4166.

Macon County Poultry Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at the Macon County Extension Office on Thomas Heights Rd.

Angel Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group will begin meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the AMC dining room beginning Oct. 15. For more information, call Barbara Hall at (828)369-4181.

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

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.

Cowee Farmers Market is looking for a volunteer to work on publicity for the market. They would like someone to join them who knows how to post things on social media, write press releases, spread posters around town, make sure road signs are up each week and represent them or recruit representation at community events. The market meets Tuesday from 3:30 until 6:30.

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