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A drumming circle for all ages will be held Sunday, June 12, 4:00 till 5:30 p.m., on the Courthouse Plaza, Main Street in downtown Franklin.

Mary Eileen Ferrick is the circle leader.

People may bring their own drums and rhythm instruments, or choose from the wide assortment provided, including African djembes, guiros, shakers, and buffalo drums.

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The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association’s popular concert series, now in its third year, opens Friday, June 10, and will continue on selected Friday evenings into October. There is really nothing more enjoyable than a cool and starry mountain summer evening in Cashiers listening to bands, vocalists and entertainers from blue grass to blues, rock and even Cajun.

The 2011 concert season promises to be the best ever according to Groovin’ on the Green Chair Pat Grady owner of Midnight Farms in Cashiers. Moonshine Babies return for opening night June 10. Moonshine Babies is a popular group with concert goers.

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“Who’s Got Talent,” Franklin’s answer to “American Idol,” hit the stage Tuesday night at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Audience members voted for their favorites and prize money was awarded for first, second and third place winners.

The evening was aptly emceed by veterans Patti McClure and Scotty Corbin.

 

 

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The John C. Campbell Folk School will hold its annual Gala & Benefit Auction Saturday, June 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Keith House. This special evening will give attendees the opportunity to support the Folk School by bidding on pieces of art and craft of the highest quality. Attendees will also enjoy delicious Southern fare, drinks, and live music, as they peruse the sundry items available for the bidding. A silent auction will kick off the evening, followed by local auctioneer, Bob Grove, leading the spirited bidding during the live auction.

Pieces represented in the auction include works of pottery, basketry, woodturning, metalwork, textiles, jewelry, painting, woodcarving, and more. Talented local and national artists generously donated some of their finest pieces for this year’s auction. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit general programming at the Folk School.

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