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Events Calendar


DisAbility Partners Meetup Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m., in the Macon County Public Library Board Room. Learn how DisAbility Partners can help with referrals, advocacy, independent living skills, peer counseling, and transitions to community-based living, and more. Visit www.disabilitypartners.org.

Live Music Saturday Nights at Lazy Hiker Brewing, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 17 – The V8’s – classic rock and roll; Feb. 24 – Roscoe’s Road Show.

“Books and Bites” at the Macon County Public Library is a chance to meet authors, get books signed, and interact with them – as well as enjoy refreshments. Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m., Adolescent Book Series “Molly and Grainne,” by Gail Notestine; Thursday, Feb. 29, at 3:30 p.m., Family Series, “Animal Stories 4, The Farm Edition,” compiled by Claire Suminski and Henrietta Haithcock.

Saturday Music Events at Friends of the Greenway Quarters on the Little Tennessee River Greenway on Main Street, Franklin, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 – Paul Linser and Charlie Simmons, finger pickers; Feb. 24 – Jim Austin’s Classic Country Band, classic country. Visit www.littletennessee.org.

The Macon County Republican Women’s Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m., at Fat Buddies, Westgate Plaza, Franklin. The speaker will be Christian Reagan, Congressional Candidate for NC District 11. All registered Republican women are invited to attend.

“How Are My Investments Taxed?” online webinar sponsored by Bill DeWandeler, CFP® professional with Edward Jones, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. An interactive discussion regarding how investments and assets are taxed as well as potential strategies to help minimize those taxes. For more information and to register, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (828) 369-5383.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursdays, Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lowe’s #0717 Franklin, 161 Franklin Plaza, Georgia Highway. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. All who come to give in February will get a $20 Amazon.com gift card by email. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Heart.

Grief Support Group begins March 3 on Sunday afternoons through June 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at Promise Lane Church (formerly First Alliance). GriefShare topics include grief’s challenges, guilt, anger, relationships with others, and what to live for now. The church will cover the workbook unless you wish to reimburse the $15 cost. Free childcare is available. For more information about GriefShare in Franklin, contact Neil Enloe at 369-7977, cell (828)200-4296 or [email protected]. To register online, use www.griefshare.org/groups/184581. More information is at www.griefshare.org.

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