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The Jackson County Public Library will host herpetologist Ron Cromer for a return of his Snakes Alive program for all ages on Friday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m.

The hour-long program includes both an educational presentation and slideshow and a hands-on session for those who choose to participate. His traveling companions and guests for the program are approximately two dozen snakes and lizards. Cromer, who lives in High Point, is a trained herpetologist who lectures to school and community groups fulltime. His Snakes Alive presentation dispels common myths associated with snakes. He also discusses pattern identification, provides an overview of a snake’s anatomy and characteristics.

The “hands-on” session is an opportunity to hold and pet approximately two dozen tamed snakes. This session concludes with a finale of a giant python available for holding and petting. A “snake-free” zone will be provided for those who do not want to participate in the petting session.


Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop on Saturday June 9, 10 till noon, in the Children’s Area of the Macon County Public Library.

Make-and-take projects include personalized caps and Fathers Day cards. Every ARTSaturday features live music by Keyboardist Lionel Caynon.

There’s no pre-registration; children should wear play clothes and come for any part of the session. Adults stay with younger children; we have a workstation where they can work together.


Ruby Cinema’s 2012 Children’s Summer Film Festival began Tuesday, June 5, and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday morning through Thursday, July 26, with shows at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Proceeds go to the Franklin Lions Club.

This festival is free for all children (under 16 years of age) and a $1 admission fee will apply for those over 16 years of age. Seating availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Summer camps / groups are welcome to attend, but should contact the group coordinator in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Concessions will remain at regular price. Movies are subject to change without notice.


Young people with an interest in the stage can explore the world of theater this summer during a weeklong camp hosted by Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.

The WCU Theatre Summer Camp is for children from 8 years (and who have completed the second grade) to 17 years old and is limited to 30 students. The camp will run from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16-20, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus. An endof- camp Friday Showcase performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 20.

The camp will include games, improvisation, stage direction, basic directing, character work, discussion, tours and more.


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