61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Arts & Entertainment

Kathrine Cays, Artist in Residence at the Rickman Store, will be offering a fun art class for children and parents on Saturday March 5 from 1 to 3 pm.

Families are invited to share the experience learning about indigenous birds in the region and about the Great Backyard Bird Count.



Western North Carolina musicians who played in high school or college bands are invited to join a new Jackson Countybased community band called Mountain Winds.

Jon Henson, assistant director of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, said he decided to organize the band in response to interest from community members who share a love of music, want to develop their musical skills, and enjoy the camaraderie and experience of performing as a group.


Jane Jerry has been appointed Executive Director of The Bascom Visual Arts Center in Highlands.

Willis Willey, chair of the Board of Trustees, made the announcement Friday, Feb. 25, following the conclusion of a national search.

“Jane has extensive experience in developing and directing audience-focused institutions and we are delighted that she will be at the helm as The Bascom advances to its next stage of development,” said Willey.



The Jackson County Genealogical Society has announced the publication of the Macon County Cemetery Book, Volume I. Orders are being accepted for delivery in April 2011.

This volume covers all known cemeteries east of the Little Tennessee River with gravestone inscriptions through 2009. Inscriptions include the first and last name of the interred as well as birth and death dates where given. Other inscriptions such as military service, son of, daughter of, wife of, etc. are also included, and the volume features an every-name index.


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