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Events Calendar


Trivia Night at the Rathskeller Coffee Bar and Pub every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Rathskeller is located behind Main Street on Stewart Street.

American Legion Post 108 has Karaoke with Liz every Monday from 3-7. Bingo is Wednesdays – Early Birds at 4:30; regular session at 5:30 p.m. 614 West Main Street.

Karaoke/Live Bands and Open Mic at Sonny’s Music Lounge, 6:30 to 11 p.m., 203 Sloan Road, Franklin.

Veterans Appreciation Day hosted by First Bank Thursday, Nov. 9. Coffee and donuts from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 30 Hyatt Road.

Macon County Public Library and Highlands Mediaworks present Performance Projection Friday, Nov. 10, at 5:15 p.m. AI [Artificial Intelligence] books will come to life, triggered by musical notes played by a few musical friends. The show will be outside and around the back of the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. The public is invited.

Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m. in downtown Franklin. All veterans are invited to participate. Line up at 10 a.m. at lower level of Town Hall. Veterans ceremony at 11 a.m. on the square. For more information, call 524-2516.

Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Road. Crafts, raffle baskets; baked goods; hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase and pictures with Santa.

Ninth Annual Calvary Chapel’s Cook Off Sunday, Nov. 12, 12-2 p.m. 20 Cullasaja Lane, off Highlands Road. Food, fun, and fellowship. Questions, call (828)371-8405.

The Interfaith Coalition of Macon County will gather on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building on 441S, with the theme of giving thanks with prayer, music and readings. All attending are asked to bring an offering of a non-perishable food item for the CareNet pantry.

MammoOnTheGo Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12-5 p.m. Junaluska Masonic Lodge, 50 Church Street. MammoOnTheGo, a department of Pardee Hospital, offers by appointment on-site 3D breast imaging. Pre-registration required at www.MammoOnTheGo.com

Where We Live: History, Nature, and Culture Speaker Series Monday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. “Fluvial Wetlands of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains: Geomorphic Settings and Restorations,” presented by Dr. David Leigh.

The Macon County Republican Women’s Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. Shoney’s Restaurant, Franklin. Guest speaker Darren Eustace, candidate for N.C. Secretary of State, presenting “OPT 101” teaching. Bring food items for CareNet. 

Christmas Parade Registration deadline Nov. 22 by 5 p.m., for Franklin Christmas Parade set for Sunday, Nov. 26. Entry forms can be picked up and returned to the Franklin Chamber of Commerce office, 98 Hyatt Road. Commercial floats available to rent by calling Diane at the Chamber, (828)524-3161.

10th Annual Cold Turkey 5K & Little Turkeys FUN Run/Walk Thursday, Nov. 23, Tassee Shelter, 877 Ulco Drive.  Annual fundraiser for Special Olympics of Macon County. Raffle; awards to age group winners, overall winners, and best dressed Thanksgiving-themed runner and family.  All “Little Turkeys” FUN Run//Walk finishers receive finisher’s certificate and goodie bag. Register through RunSignu.com – under Cold Turkey 5K and Little Turkeys Fun Run/Walk; event shirts limited to first 150 signups.