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Events Calendar: May 11 – 23


Pickin’ on the Square begins this Saturday, May 11, with Jason Passmore & Carolina Kin at the Gazebo in downtown Franklin. Music starts at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. On for May 25 is The Rusty String Band.

Foster Care Awareness walk on Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m., at Parker Meadows. The goal is to also raise awareness about the nonprofit organization Magnolia Mission. Barbeque, ice cream, raffles, and more – with fun activities for children as well.

Mother’s Day Piano Concert Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church Street. Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas presents “Musical Storytellers: A Piano Recital,” featuring a wide range of classical works for solo and piano duet with Dr. Lyn Burkett. Presented by Arts Council of Macon County.

Marshall Ballew Concert at the library May 16 at 6 p.m. Singer/songwriter, musician and historian Marshall Ballew will present an overview of American folk music styles from colonial times to the present day. He will perform a wide variety of styles and songs on guitar, banjo, dobro, and more. For more, visit www.reverbnation.com/marshallballew.

Fallen Officers Memorial Service Friday, May 17, at noon at the Gazebo on the Square in downtown Franklin.

Where We Live: History, Nature, and Culture lecture series presents “Native Plants of the Southern Appalachians: The Apothecary of North America,” on Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center. Rabun County herbalist Patricia Kyritsi Howell to explore the medicinal uses of wildflowers, fungi, shrubs, and trees. 

The Franklin Bird Club leads walks along the Greenway on Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. All walks are weather dependent. Schedule for upcoming walks: May 15, meet at Big Bear near playground; May 22, meet at Salali Lane; May 29 meet at Macon County Library parking lot. Directions to each location and a bird club check list can be found at https://www.littletennessee.org /franklin-bird-club.

CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers. A variety of opportunities exist, including specialized respite support, socialization-companionship, assistance with errands, a veterans program, and more. Call (828) 274-9567.

Franklin Alcoholics Anonymous “Open Meetings” are for anyone who thinks they may have a drinking problem or for anyone interested in the A.A. recovery program. In-person meetings are Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. at No Wrong Door, 102 Thomas Heights Rd.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Outreach Center, 66 Harrison Ave.; Mondays at noon, Tuesday at 8 a.m., and Thursdays at noon at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on 66 Church St. On-line meeting information can be found by visiting www.aawnc80.org, or to speak with a member of A.A. call (828) 349-4357.

Franklin Women’s Club meets the second Friday of every month at noon April through December at the Smokestack Café, 61 S. Patton Ave. For more information, contact Valerie Eldred, at (863) 221-0258. 

Spring Gem Show in the Robert C. Carpenter Building on Georgia Road Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission charged.

Karaoke with DJ Don at Rathskeller Coffee Bar & Pub, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., 56 E. Main Street, Franklin