Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce What To Do Events



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Celebrate Public Health Month
Date(s): Apr 02, 2015
When: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Macon County Public Health at 1830 Lakeside Drive

Be our guest as we celebrate Public Health Month!  Macon County Public Health Presents "Just for the Health of It" Healthy Aging Presentations.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Jessi Bassett, RD - Learn How to Use Vitamins and Supplements Wisely.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Chef Jerri Fifer - Come and Sample Free Healthy Power Foods

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Carole Peterson, MD - Find out all you need to know about menopause, hormone replacement therapy and maintaining a healthy thyroid.

For more information call 828-349-2425. 

National Geographic: Appalachian Trail
Date(s): Apr 02, 2015
When: 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library

Documentary Movie

Eco-Forum: Innovations Which Will Alter Alternative Energy
Date(s): Apr 03, 2015
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin

All are welcome to bring a covered dish to share at 5:30 pm.  

Further information 524-3691

Jeff & Sheri Easter
Date(s): Apr 03, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA.  As members of acclaimed musical families - Jeff's father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri's mother is a member of The Lewis Family - grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.   Jeff & Sheri have been honored by multiple industry award nominations and have won many including six Dove Awards.  Apart from their frequent appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, Jeff & Sheri have a fairly heavy touring schedule of their own.  "When we perform, we want people to leave a little different than when they came in," Sheri explains.  "We want them to have a great time smiling, laughing, crying and healing.  We want them to know God loves them and that He is in control."

For ticket information contact 828-524-1598 or visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com. 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Date(s): Apr 03, 2015
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Eckerd Living Center at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Community Invited.  Please join us.

Fill the Van
Date(s): Apr 04, 2015
When: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Westgate Plaza (Kmart Shopping Center)

Show your love by helping us feed and care for homeless pets.  The Appalachian Animal Rescue Center helps hundreds of stray, abandoned and homeless pets every year.  

Help us fill the van with:

Purina Cat and Dog Food (wet or dry)
Purina Kitten and Puppy Food
Cat & Dog Treats & Toys
Tidy Cat Litter
Air Fresheners (no pine)
Hand Sanitizer/Liquid Hand Soap
Dawn Dish Detergent, Laundry Detergent & Bleach
Paper Towels, Sponges, Scrub Brushes and 39 gallon Trash Bags 

For more information contact 828-524-4588.

Stories with Nancy Reeder on the Pacific Crest Trail
Date(s): Apr 09, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library

Stories, photos and anecdotes from the Pacific Crest Trial with Nancy Reeder.

Business After Hours
Date(s): Apr 09, 2015
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Kingwood Country Club

Join us for a joint Business After Hours with Rabun County, Oconee County and Towns County Chambers of Commerce.  There will be food and drink as well as drawings.  This is a great opportunity to network with business people from surrounding counties.

SCC Car Club Cruise In
Date(s): Apr 10, 2015
When: 4 - 7 pm
Where: SCC Jackson Campus

Come learn more about the automotive program during SCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration.  Campus-wide celebration.  FREE Cruise In.  Cars, Trucks & Bikes Welcome.

Local Walks & Easy Hikes Presentation
Date(s): Apr 10, 2015
When: 10:00 am
Where: Macon County Library

Local walks and easy hikes presented by Jack Blake with the Silver Striders of Macon County.

SCC 50th Anniversary Open House Celebration
Date(s): Apr 10, 2015
When: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Southwestern Community College Jackson Campus

SCC will host its 50th Anniversary Open House celebration from 4-6 pm on Friday, April 10 at the Jackson Campus.  Scholarship giveaway/scavenger hunt contest; free food and t-shirts while supplies last; exhibitions from SCC's 80-plus programs; and free cruise-in for cars, trucks and bikes.  For questions about the open house celebration, contact 50th anniversary planning committee chairman Tyler Norris Goode at 828-339-4394 or t_goode@southwesterncc.edu. 

Free Hiker Pancake Breakfast
Date(s): Apr 11, 2015
When: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Where: First Baptist Church - 69 Iotla Street - Downtown

Enjoy all you can eat pancakes.  For more information call 828-369-9559.

Disc Golf Game
Date(s): Apr 11, 2015
When: 1:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library Meeting Room then to course

Disc Golf with The Franklin Disc Golf Club on the Greenway (program starts in Meeting room at library and then will proceed outside to the course adjacent to the library for those interested in participating.

Community Fundraiser Breakfast
Date(s): Apr 11, 2015
When: 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Bethel United Methodist Church - 81 Bethel Church Road

Breakfast consists of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, grits, home fries & fruit.  Donation Only.  Everyone welcome.

Friends of the Greenway Trunk Sale
Date(s): Apr 11, 2015
When: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Big Bear Park

Trunk Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Greenway to support the Franklin Greenway and the Appalachian Trail.  For more information call 828-369-8488.

Introduction to Puppetry
Date(s): Apr 15, 2015
When: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

A Four week Instructional Class for ages 9 and above.
Learn the age-old craft of foam puppet building and manipulation from start to finish.  Each student will design and fabricate their own puppet based upon a specific style and personality.  Lots of fun for kids and adults! 

4 week course (April 15, 22, 29 and May 6)
$35 registration fee includes all materials, patterns, and instructional time.
Sign up by calling the theatre box office - space is limited.
Part of the Creation Station Workshop Series. 

"Celebrate Public Health Month" Seminars
Date(s): Apr 16, 2015
When: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Macon County Public Health at 1830 Lakeside Drive

Be our Guest as we celebrate public health month!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Randy Phillips, MPT and Kyrie Carlson, Personal Trainer
Maintain Your Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Prevent Falls - Free Exercies Books, Flexibility Bands and Pedometers.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Free C-Reactive Protein Testing (CSP) - Take advantage of a free blood test that will measure general levels of inflammation in your body.

Free Biometric Testing - Blook pressure, height, weight, body fat % and BMI

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Ed Morris, MD
Understanding the Inflammatory Response in the body

For more information about these FREE sessions contact 828-349-2425. 

"Hard Way Home" Movie
Date(s): Apr 16, 2015
When: 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library

"Hard Way Home" - Appalachian Trail documentary by Kori Feener - www.hardwayhomefilm.com.  The film was provided by the Nantahala Hiking Club.


Car Show
Date(s): Apr 18, 2015
When: 10am - 4 pm
Where: Resurrection Lutheran Church-38 Wayah Street

$15 Registration Fee:  for info call Casey at 1-828-507-6625
Hot dog plate with drink - $6.00
Bouncy House for children - $2.00

All of the proceeds earned at this event will go toward resurfacing the Great Beginnings Preschool Playground.


Macon County Senior Games Flea Market
Date(s): Apr 18, 2015
When: 8 am - 1 pm
Where: Macon County Community Building

Come out and support Macon County Senior Games.  For booth information drop by the Community Building (booth cost is $20).


Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church Breakfast Fundraiser
Date(s): Apr 18, 2015
When: 8 am - 10 am
Where: 86 E. Hickory Knoll Road

You are invited to the best country breakfast in town. 

Adults $8 - Children $5

Serving:  pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, grits, biscuits, gravy, fruit, juice and bottomless coffee cups.

All proceeds go to the church general fund.

Everyone is welcome to join us for great food and great fellowship.

Nature-Inspired Student Art Reception
Date(s): Apr 21, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library

Nature-Inspired Student Art Reception in the Living Room with art students from Cartoogechaye and East Franklin Elementary and hosted by the Nantahala Hiking Club.

Local Day Hike - Open to everyone
Date(s): Apr 22, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library

Local day hiking with Bill and Sharon VanHorn

Sample Yoga Class
Date(s): Apr 23, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Macon County Library

Sample Yoga Class with Beyond Bending Yoga's Jennifer McIntee.

Movie: Life Changes Everything
Date(s): Apr 24, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Inspired by true event... Life Changes Everything begins outside an abortion clinic in 1978.  Madeline Ryan is 19 years old, tender-eyed, confused and about 12 weeks pregnant.  Her boyfriend, Eric, 23, is a career-minded student on his way to graduate school.  They talk together in the clinic as they wait to be seen.  Madeline is hesitant, but Eric is determined to get this done today.  In the midst of conversation, Eric makes the statement, "Having a baby will change everything!"  A doctor enters and asks Madeline if she is ready... if she really wants to go through with this.  The room is silent.  All we hear... is a HEARTBEAT.

Free admission - donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center.    The Christian Training Centr International is sponsoring this event.

Make Your Own Veggie Burgers
Date(s): Apr 25, 2015
When: 4:00 pm
Where: UU Fellowship at 89 Sierra Drive

Have you noticed that the ingredients in your favorite veggie burgers have changed?  Or would you like to create your own burgers, cheaper, using the spices you prefer?  Trish Piper will be demonstrating and discussing how to do this.  Samples will be available.  If you already make veggie burgers and would like to share your experiences (and possibly a sample), we would welcome your participation.  This free program will be held at the UU Fellowship at 89 Sierra Drive in Franklin.  All are welcome.  For more information  call 524-3691.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center Super Adoption Day
Date(s): Apr 25, 2015
When: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where: West Gate Shopping Center

Vendors will be on site.  Vendor spots are still available.  Call 524-4588 for more information.

Entrepreneur Networking Night V
Date(s): Apr 28, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: The Bowery on Main in downtown Franklin

Join us for an evening of networking and fellowship at this popular BizWeek event.  Our special guest will be Justin Belleme, Asheville's 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.  The four finalists for the Macon County 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year will also be named.  Know a young entrepreneur making a difference in our community?  Nominate them online today at www.maconedc.com (nominations close 4/21/15).  Seating is limited.  Register today at www.maconedc.com. 

BizWeek 2015 Banquet
Date(s): Apr 30, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Holly Springs Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall

Keynote speaker Scott T. Hamilton, Executive Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission.  Join us for an action packed evening to include the 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, the BizWeek 2015 Honorees and much more.  Seating is limited.  Register today at www.maconedc.com.  See you at BizWeek 2015.