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Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to the Arts Council’s free ARTSaturday workshop on Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 till noon, at Big Bear Shelter on the Little Tennessee River Greenway in Franklin.

During the two-hour workshop participants will learn basic dances from around the world and here at home. There’s no pre-registration; children should wear play clothes and come for any part of the session. Adults must stay with their children for this fun learning activity for the whole family.

Big Bear Shelter is adjacent to Wesley’s Playground, just across the river from the East Main Street McDonalds. The monthly ARTSaturday series is produced by the Arts Council of Macon County, and is supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

For details phone (828)524-7683 or visit www.artscouncilofmacon.org.

Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus will perform Sunday, August 14, at 3:00 p.m., in Tartan Hall at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Franklin. With more than thirty members, the allmale chorus sings lively a cappella renditions of old-time and contemporary favorites in four-part harmony.

The program has a comedic courtroom theme, and features many classic hits including “Make ‘em Laugh,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” and “That’s An Irish Lullaby,” with costumes and props to enliven the show, and a heavy sprinkling of rib-tickling humor. Complimentary ice cream sundaes will be served.


In conjunction with the annual Macon County Fair, the Macon County Rural Development Panel is once again raffling off a cord of firewood. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Agricultural Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Fund awards scholarships of $500 to Macon County first-year college students enrolled in agriculture and natural resource-related studies.


MANNA FoodBank and its partner agencies would greatly benefit from any excess bounty from your garden. Currently more than 1 in 6 of people in Western North Carolina seek food assistance at least once in a single year – 33,000 of whom are children.

The following agencies are happy to receive your bounty:

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