25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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Macon County non-profit organizations have until July 31, 2012, to apply for county funds through the Macon County Community Funding Pool (CFP).

Application forms and instructions are available on the Macon County website, http://www.maconnc.org/, or may be picked up at the Macon County Public Library on Siler Farm Road in Franklin, the Hudson Library on Main Street in Highlands, and the Nantahala Public Library on Nantahala School Road.

Organizations applying for CFP funds must provide financial statements such as budgets and federal tax-exempt reports, organization goals and objectives and program descriptions, and board/staff roster.

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— Friday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Independent Learning Activities for All Ages

Teen Summer Events

— Friday Anime Club! July 13, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Program Room continue watching a popular anime series, enjoy some popcorn, and visit with other anime fans.

— Wednesday, July 18, Weekly Meet-Up 3:30-5 p.m. ACTION! Art & Minute Mysteries. When is the last time someone told you to throw paint? This is exactly what we want you to do. Throw it, splatter it, drip it, get your whole body into ACTION Art, inspired by Jackson Pollock. Waiting for your turn at the canvas? Test out your sleuthing skills with minute mysteries and figure out “Whodunit?”

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“Bats!” is the topic for the Thursdays at the Library, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room and library grounds.

Doreen Miller, retired from the U. S. Forest Service, will talk about bat habitat, white nose syndrome, and why bats are important to the eco systems. After the talk, attendees will walk around the library grounds to watch for bats in the library’s backyard.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to area residents and visitors. Donations are welcome.

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Western Carolina University’s Academic Success Program and representatives of the Walmart Supercenter in Sylva will partner for a Day of Service on Saturday, July 14, to benefit community-based programs.

The Day of Service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot and the public is invited. The event will feature food and games; emergency vehicles and a bass boat on display; booths for on-campus and community organizations; and free energy drink samples.

Proceeds from the Day of Service will benefit the Community Table, an organization that helps provide food to those who need it in and around Sylva; Communities in Schools, an organization that assists students and their families by providing school supplies and more; and the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center, a Western North Carolina organization that offers counseling and information on pregnancy.

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