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Bear Education and Resources (B.E.A.R.) is kicking off its 2012 B.E.A.R. Talk Program Series with an informative presentation on living with black bears Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Macon County Community Center, Franklin.

The program is free. B.E.A.R. is a task force of the Western North Carolina Alliance.

For further information, contact (828)526-9227 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation presents the 20th Annual Tour de Cashiers Ride for Health on Saturday, May 5th. Staged among the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, the tour consists of 3 exciting routes - 25, 62 and 100 miles. The routes take in spectacular vistas of springtime in the mountains along quiet mountain back roads. With rides ranging from moderate to strenuous climbs, beginners to experienced bicyclists are welcome. The event for some is a lifetime challenge and for the hardcore, a great training ride.

All rides for the Tour de Cashiers start at the Village Green on Saturday morning May 5, at 9 a.m. Early registration fee is $40 and $45 the day of the race.

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All event proceeds to benefit local charities

The 4th Annual Ruby Ride & Run is set for Saturday, May 12, in Franklin. Sponsored by the Franklin Daybreak Rotary, all proceeds from the event will benefit local charities in and around Franklin, including CareNet, Angel Medical Center, Community Care Clinic, and Franklin High School Interact Club. This year’s event again will include 5 and 10k runs beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed at 9 a.m. by three picturesque bicycle rides of 24, 40, and 63 miles.

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Little yellow rubber ducks will race down the Tuckasegee River in a fun sporting event to raise money for Jackson, Macon and Swain county New Century Scholars.

The popular annual Ducks on the Tuck race will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The ducks will be dropped into Scotts Creek at the train depot bridge in Dillsboro. A racing duck can be “adopted” at Greening Up the Mountains in downtown Sylva on Saturday or at the race for $5. This year’s grand prize is a 40” flat screen television. Ducks will also be racing for more than 70 other prizes, which will be awarded at the finish line.

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