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Events Calendar


Jan. 4

– The Macon County Bee Club will meet at 7 p.m., at the Macon County Cooperative Extension at 193 Thomas Heights Rd, Franklin. Those who are new to beekeeping or want to exchange info with other experienced beekeepers are welcome to attend. The upcoming Bee School and other events will be discussed.

– Music Bingo, 7 p.m., at Curahee Brewery, 100 Lakeside Drive.

– Bonfire Paint and Sip of WNC. Paint a snowy barn scene at The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, 6:30-9 p.m. Email [email protected] regarding cost and supplies to bring.

– Blues & Brews, 5 to 9 p.m., at The Ruffed Grouse Tavern, Highlands.

Jan. 6

– George James’s tenor voice and his wide repertoire of folk, soft country and Celtic folk covers for Live Saturday Midday Music, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Frog Quarters, 573 E. Main Street. 

– Phil Thomas, lead singer of Positive Mental Attitude, offers a solo performance from 7 to 10 p.m., that includes reggae, soul, Motown, and more at The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company.

– Roscoe’s Roadshow Live Music, 7 to 10 p.m., at Curahee Brewing Company, 100 Lakeside Drive.

Jan. 9

– Lending expert from Mountain Credit Union explains process of homebuying, from credit scores and qualifying for approval to inspections and closings, 6 p.m. at the Macon County Public Library. Register for this free workshop at www.bit.ly/MCPLMoneySmart.

Jan. 12

– Karaoke by Spoon Karaoke, The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, 7-10 p.m.

Jan. 13

– Al Scortino & Greg “Squeeze Box” Thomas will be featured at Live Saturday Midday Music, Frog Quarters, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These two artists have a vast offering of original songs they’ve written over the years. “Slice of life” songs, environmental songs and Al’s award-winning folk song, “Molly’s Makeup” with Greg’s accompaniment with the keyboard, accordion or harmonica.

– The Log Noggins perform at The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, 7-10 p.m.

– Dance to the tunes of Johnny Webb and the JW Band, 7-10 p.m. at The American Legion, 614 West Main Street, Franklin. Cover charge $7.

Jan. 15

– Where We Live: History, Nature and Culture Speaker Series 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center, Franklin. Western Carolina University professor Dr. Barbara Ballantine will speak on bird communication.

Jan. 16

– The Macon County Republican Women’s Club will meet at Fat Buddies BBQ restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Christian Reagan, Congressional Candidate for NC District 11 is the guest speaker. All registered Republican Women invited to attend.

Jan. 19 -Jan. 21

– Franklin Police Chief Devin Holland and Macon County Sheriff Brent Holbrooks will spend 24 hours each in a crane bucket in the Franklin Plaza, in front of Dalton’s Christian Book Store for CareNet’s annual Cold for a Cause. Bring blankets, coats, and canned goods to donate, from noon on Friday, Jan. 19, until noon, Sunday, Jan. 21.

Jan. 26

– “Walking With Bartram” group begin monthly hikes to eventually achieve the 110-mile section of the Bartram Trail that spans from North Georgia to Cheoah Bald beyond the Nantahala River, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First hike is at Russell Bridge, just over the line in Georgia. Interested hikers must RSVP:  https://blueridgebartram.org/event/january-26th-walking-with-bartram-russell-bridge-to-sandy-ford.

– Special Pajama Party themed Karaoke, by Spoon Karaoke, The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, 7-10 p.m.

Jan. 30

– Night to Shine Fundraiser at Fat Buddies, 311 Westgate Plaza. A portion of sales from this day will go to Night to Shine sponsored by Cartoogechaye Baptist Church and Discover Church. For more information, email [email protected] or visit their Facebook page.


– AA In-Person Meetings, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. or Sundays at 1 p.m., No Wrong Door, 102 Thomas Heights Road; Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Outreach Center, 66 Harrison Avenue; and, Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 8 a.m., and Thursdays at noon at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on 66 Church Street. “Open Meetings” are for anyone who thinks they may have a drinking problem or for anyone interested in the A.A. recovery program. Online meeting information is available by visiting www.aawnc80.org. or to speak with a member of A.A. call (828) 349-4357.

– Trivia every third Monday, 6:30 p.m. Otto Community Building, $5 per person.

– Trivia on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Rathskeller Coffee Bar & Pub. Free.

– Trivia on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company. Free.

– Trivia on Mondays, 7 p.m. Currahee Brewing Company. $5 per team.

– Karaoke with DJ Don Tuesdays 6:30 p.m., at Rathskeller Coffee Bar & Pub.