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Community Calendar

Alliance on Mental Illness, support group “Connections” meets every Thursday, 7 to 8:15 p.m, at 14 W. Palmer St., Franklin. This is a peer support group for individuals living with a mental illness and or family and friends. For more information, call Donita (828)526-9510.

NAMI Appalachian South Family and Caregivers Support Group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month, 7 to 8 p.m. at 14 W. Palmer St., Franklin. The next meeting will be Oct. 7. This group is for anyone with a family member/loved one living with a mental illness. For more information, call Matt (828)349-9252.

Open House at the Hospice House every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by, have a cup of coffee, and see plans for the community's future Hospice Inpatient Facility, 272 Maple Street, Franklin, across from St. Francis of Assisi Church and next door to Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Macon County Republican Party Executive Board will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at GOP headquarters, 555 Depot Street, Franklin.

Macon County Cancer Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Angel Medical Center on Riverview Street. By the group’s request, Jane Spottedbird, author, former educator, and stage 4 cancer survivor will return as guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

Free Community Lunch will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 13, 12 to 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla St. All are welcome and invited.

Jackson County Public Library in Sylva free 90-minute photo editing class on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Participants may bring a jump drive with a few pictures. Class participants must have basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills. The class will meet in the Library's computer lab and is limited to the first 16 participants to preregister. Attendees should meet in front of the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Library. For more information or to register, call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at (828)586-2016.

Daniel Boone Boy Scout Council Dinner and Presentation will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., at the Highlands Community Center. Speakers will talk about what Scouting has done in recent years to mold future leaders, and a discussion of the newly re-discovered Scout camp just east of Otto, and an opportunity for those attending to share Scouting experiences. RSVP by Sept. 11, by calling Kirby Thompson at (828)550-7865 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For additional information regarding Scouting in the Franklin area, contact Mike Norris at (828)524-4442, ext. 207, or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Look Good…Feel Better is a program designed to help women who face cancer treatments to look and feel beautiful. The program helps cancer patients cope with an important aspect of their quality of life during cancer treatment: their appearance. The next class is Monday, Sept. 15, 2 to 4 p.m., at Angel Medical Center in the Cancer Infusion Center, 834 Depot Street. For more information about the program, you can call the Cancer Center at (828)349-6900.

Macon County Democratic Campaign Kickoff Rally will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Candidates, speakers, food, drinks, live music, raffle for a kayak and more. Macon County Democratic Headquarters is located at 251 Sloan Rd, Franklin.

Educational Booths offered at the Macon County Fair to better acquaint the public with your organization. The theme is “Legacy of Yesterday … Promise of Tomorrow.” Booths must be constructed on Monday, Sept. 15 (one day only), and completed by 9 p.m. to be eligible for judging. To obtain an application for an educational booth, call the Macon County Extension Office at (828)349-2046 or go to the office at 193 Thomas Heights Rd.

Junaluskee Masonic Lodge Free Fish Fry will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call (828)421-6789.

Gem Country Republican Women’s Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 11:15 a.m. at the Boiler Room meeting Room, 1024 Georgia Hwy Speaker this month is Loren Spivack, author and founder of “Free Market Warrior.” He is making a positive difference in American economics and politics. All are welcome.

Macon County Poultry Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. in the Poultry Area at the Macon County Fairgrounds. They will host a "People's Choice Award for Best Bird At the Fair." Everyone is invited to come out, enjoy the fair and cast your vote for best bird. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. For more information, call (828)524-2058.

Life’s Bounty Appreciation Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at their event center downstairs, 28 E Main St. in Franklin. Free food and music. Donations will go to Shop with a Cop.

Free Informative Presentation to help Explain Medicare and Benefits will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. at the Macon Senior Services, 108 Wayah St. This presentation will be done by SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program). Several months before turning 65, you should begin to learn more about Medicare and how it relates to your circumstances. People that are new to Medicare due to disability will benefit from this presentation. For more information, call Karen Wisman at (828)349-2059.

Operation Christmas Child will be represented at the Macon County Fair, from Wednesday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 20. The booth will have information and supplies, including Go boxes, for Operation Christmas Child. We will be sharing a booth with Holly Springs Baptist Church. Please come visit us and share your favorite shoebox story.

61st annual Macon County Fair will take place Sept. 17-20 in Franklin. The theme for 2014 is “Legacy of Yesterday ... Promise of Tomorrow. The Macon County Fair Board and Macon County Cooperative Extension invites youth and adults to enter items into the fair on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., including art work, garden vegetables, flowers, canning, baking, photography, sewing, flowers, and other projects. For more information, call the Macon County Extension Office at (828)349-2046.

Otto Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the Otto Community Center, 60 Firehouse Rd., behind the Otto Fire Department . Jason Love from the Coweeta Labs will be presenting a program on butterflies.

Franklin Bird Club Walk Along the Greenway will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Meet at the Macon County Public Library parking area at 8 a.m. For more information, call (828)524-5234.

Anderson 120th Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, doors open at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m., at South Macon School. Plates, cups, and plastic ware will be furnished. Note the change of location. If any questions call (706)490-3044.


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