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Events Calendar


Feb. 1

Naturalist Walk, 4-5:30 p.m., at the Macon County Public Library. Visit www.fontanalib.org or call (828)524-3600 for more information.

The Macon County Beekeepers Association holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., at the Macon County Cooperative Extension, 193 Thomas Heights Rd, Franklin. Bob Binnie, co-owner of the Blue Ridge Honey Company, is the featured speaker.

“Paddling the Mississippi, a presentation by Kelton Bailey, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room. Visit www.fontanalib.org or call (828)524-3600.

Feb. 2

Macon Milk, a mothers support group, will meet every other Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, beginning Feb. 2 at the Macon County Health Department to share joys, frustrations, and questions that come along with this season of life. Light refreshments, peer-to-peer support.

Feb. 3

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop at Winding Stair Nursery, begins at 10 a.m. Learn the art and skill of pruning fruit trees for health and productivity with Horticulturist Adam Bigelow. Sliding scale pricing: $5 to $25. Sign up at https://windingstairfarm.com/nursery/events/prune-trees.

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving demonstration, start to finish process, 1-4 p.m., in the studio of Cowee Textiles at the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, Franklin. RSVP: [email protected] for more information. Space is limited.

Contra Dancing, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Living Room. Beginners’ lessons at 6:30. Suggested donation of $10/person helps pay the musicians and callers for their travel and expertise.

John Torres and Friends, classic, danceable rock and roll, 1960s to ’90s; Lazy Hiker Brewing, 7 to 10 p.m.

Sonia Brooks at the Saturday music event at FROG (Friends of the Greenway) Quarters on the Little Tennessee Greenway on Main Street, Franklin, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For regular music event information news, follow FROG on Facebook or Instagram, or visit www.littletennessee.org.

Feb. 5

The Franklin Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m., at Robert C. Carpenter Community Center, 1288 Georgia Road.

Mountain Voices will begin rehearsals for summer concert in June. If you have considered singing with the group, now is the time to join. Call (828)508-6052.

Feb. 8

The Macon County Republican Party will be holding its regular monthly meeting, Feb. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Robert C. Carpenter Center, 1288 Georgia Road, and is open to any citizen interested in hearing from 2024 Macon County Commissioner candidates: Paul Higdon, Barry Breeden, Josh Young, and Chris Browning. Email questions for the candidates to: [email protected].

Feb. 9

A Heart for Vets, free coffee and doughnuts, 9 to 11 a.m. Sponsored by Western North Carolina Veterans Purpose, A Heart for Vets is a time to get to know fellow veterans. Robert C. Carpenter building, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin.

Feb. 10

Valentine’s Dessert and Dance, 6 to 8 p.m., Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. For more information and cost, visit https://www.coweeschool.org/events/valentines-dessert-dance.

Blue Jazz, Lazy Hiker Brewing, 7 to 10 p.m. 

Feb. 11

Super Bowl Party at the American Legion, 6 p.m. until ?; giant screen, food, fun and friends. For more information, call the canteen at (828)524-4306