11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Arts & Entertainment

The classic musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” delivered an evening of singing, dancing and a whole lot of laughs to theatre-goers this past weekend.

The Overlook Theatre Company presented the production at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts and was sponsored by Teen Challenge of the Smokies.

 

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The Smoky Mountain Firecracker Fest will be held Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Franklin Plaza. This event is a free juried show featuring some of the southeast’s most unique arts and crafts which include fiber art, Native American art and flutes, jellies and baskets, hand-carved knives, jewelry and magnetic therapy jewelry, soaps and lotions, honey, scrolled wood, yard art, recycled bottle lights, watercolor paintings, pottery, spinning and so much more.

Three-time world champion tree carver R.K. Harnihan or “Tree” will be demonstrating at the show. He has been cutting figures out of wood for 43 years. His work includes a four-story, 48-ton sculpture of Sir Walter Raleigh, carved from a 500-year-old cypress that stands on the site of The Lost Colony in Manteo. He has duplicated the four presidential faces of Mt. Rushmore from a 38-ton trunk of a 250- year old oak that sits in the West Park Mall in Charlotte.

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The Highlands Playhouse is gearing up for the return of its annual Children’s Theater camp which runs from July 5- July 16. The two week camp is divided into two age groups; ages 5-10, which meets from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and ages 11 and up which meets from 1PM-4PM. The camp will again be led by Bill Patti and Brieanna Bailey, the theater and dance instructors from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.

The theater has taken steps to raise the level of education and entertainment for the students enrolled in the program.

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For tickets for any of these events, call The Highlands Playhouse for information or reservations at (828)526-2695.

— July 13 - Dress Rehearsal performance of “Harvey” starring Frank Collision at 8 p.m. at The Highlands Playhouse. “Your Pay What you Can” donation to REACH of Highlands.

— July 14 - “Harvey” starring Frank Collision runs through July 24 at 8 p.m. nightly at The Highlands Playhouse. Enjoy pre-show bistro dining and Full bar from Oak Street Cafe at The Playhouse. “Harvey” tickets $25.

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