Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce What To Do Events



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West Side Story
Date(s): May 01, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $20, $25

Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a story of hidden romance and tragedy, tensions rise in this classic American musical.  This most loved show is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's  Romeo and Juliet set in 1950's Manhattan.  We join rival gangs - The American "Jets" and the Puerto Rican "Sharks" - who are battling for control of the historic New York City community (upper west side).  In the midst of the gang tensions and neighborhood prejudices blooms the romance of Tony, former Jets member and Maria, the younger sister of Bernardo, founder of the Sharks.  West Side Story tells a relevant story of the consequences of ethnic violence and romance on the streets of our greatest city.

The Asheville Lyric Opera is thrilled to showcase Bernstein's famous 1957 Broadway classic to the stage of Western North Carolina where audiences will be treated to classic hits including "Tonight," "America," "One Hand, One Heart," "Somewhere," and "I Feel Pretty."

For more information visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828-524-1598.

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Date(s): May 01, 2015
When: 5:30 pm Check In; 6:00 pm Walk Begins
Where: Big Bear Shelter

Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause.  Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations or with friends and family.

Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food and festivies that participants look forward to year after year.  

To register or for more information click here.

Taste of Home Cooking School
Date(s): May 02, 2015
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $15

The Taste of Home Cooking School is America's leading cooking school program and inspires more than 300,000 passionate consumers each year at 300 events across the country. At a Taste of Home Cooking School show, you'll experience a 2-hour demonstration of exciting recipes, cooking tips and innovative products. The Culinary Specialists will show step-by-step instructions on how to create satisfying and flavorful dishes to enjoy at home or while entertaining. Additionally, everyone will receive a gift bag full of recipes, coupons and sample products.

Tickets available at www.greatmountainmusic.com or 828-524-1598.

Highlands Road Gem Show
Date(s): May 07, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Where: Corner of Hwy 441 by-pass & Highlands Road

Rocks & Minerals, Rough & Cut Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Supplies and more.  No admission fee.

Mother's Day Gemboree
Date(s): May 08, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Where: Macon County Community Building

Sponsored by the Macon County Gem and Mineral Society.

Laura Story
Date(s): May 08, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $18

Laura Story wrote the No. 1 worship hit "Indescribable" which was recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin.  Soon after, she signed an artist deal with the INO Records and her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year while suffering through personal hardshiips.  "Life is filled with things you don't expect, but the Bible tells us to respond by trusting God and continuing to worship Him.  This is how faith works, and God has proven to be faithful."  Singing and teaching in churches across the United States, Western Europe and South America, Laura believes through music and prayer, this is her chance to share the gospel.

For tickets or more information contact 828-524-1598 or visit www.greatmountainmusic.com 

Community Fundraiser Breakfast
Date(s): May 09, 2015
When: 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Bethel United Methodist Church at 81 Bethel Church Road

Breakfast consists of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, grits, home fries and fruit.  Donations Only.  Everyone is welcome.

Celebrate Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast
Date(s): May 09, 2015
When: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Where: Tartan Hall - 26 Church Street

Adults:  $5
Children (under 12): $3

Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.  Take-outs are available.

All proceeds support programs for children in Macon County.  
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Franklin.  

Tickets available at the door or from any Kiwanis member. 

7th Annual American Girl Tea Party
Date(s): May 09, 2015
When: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Cowee Baptist Church

Children:  $10; Adults:  $25; Table Sponsors:  $150

Hot Teas, Light Finger Food and Sweet Treats
Door Prizes for Adults and Children
Silent Auction
Photo Booth 
Raffle of  American Girl of the Year

Fundraiser for R.E.A.C.H. of Macon County

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call our Macon Office at 828-369-5544.

Email:  Reach@ReachOfMaconCounty.org 

3rd Annual Beer, BBQ and Bluegrass Event
Date(s): May 14, 2015
When: 5pm - 8pm
Where: Outdoor 76 on Main Street

Join us for this fun annual event at Outdoor 76 on Main Street in Franklin.  All proceeds benefit LTLT.  $5 beer, $6 BBQ plates ($1 for tea/water/lemonade) and music from the Frogtown Four.  Register for a chance to win a gift certificate from Outdoor 76.  Bring your friends!  

Spring Rummage Sale
Date(s): May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015
When: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: Macon County Fairgrounds

Macon TRACS Fundraiser... Rain or Shine.

Donations for the sale are needed.  Donation pick-up available by calling 828-332-7187.

Macon TRACS, In is a 501 C-3 non profit providing equine assisted activities & therapies to special needs individuals in our community.

Movie: Unbroken - The unbelievable True Story
Date(s): May 15, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets sold at the door:  $5

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

For more information visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828-524-1598. 

Rickman Store Anniversary Celebration
Date(s): May 16, 2015
When: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Rickman Store - 259 Cowee Creek Road

10 am - Open with special program to commemorate a pair of historical milestones for the store.

11 am - Author Nita Owenby will present her autobiographical book "Echoes of the Appalachian Mountain" and have a book signing

12 - 3 pm - Music Jam with the Southeastern Bluegrass Association.

For more information visit Friends of the Rickman Store on facebook or call 828-369-5595.

Spring Into Summer Craft & Art Show
Date(s): May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
When: 10am - 5pm
Where: Macon County Fairgrounds

Free Admission & Parking.  Food by Roadside Eats.

For information call Vicki at 828-349-4324.

Movie: Dolphin Tale 2
Date(s): May 22, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Center

Presented by South Macon School

Tickets:  $5 - sold at the door

Several years have passed since Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital gave Winter the dophin a prosthetic tail, thereby saving her life.  Now however, a new crisis has arisen.  Winter's elderly surrogate mother, Panama, has died, which leaves Winter without a pool mate.  According to USDA regulations, dolphins cannot be housed along; unless a new companion can be found quickly, Clearwater will lose Winter to another aquarium.

For more information contact 828-5214-1598 or www.greatmountainmusic.com 

The Collingsworth Family
Date(s): May 23, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $15, $20, $25

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family.

For tickets visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or 828-524-1598

Jonathan Bryd & the Pickup Cowboys
Date(s): May 23, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Historic Cowee School

Join us for the Cowee School 2015 Concert Series.  Tickets $15 general admission.  Season tickets also available for $75.

Tickets available at CoweeSchool.org, Franklin Chamber of Commerce, or at the school on the day of the concert.

Drama: The Drowsy Chaperon
Date(s): May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
When: May 29 & 30 @ 7 pm; 31th @ 3 pm
Where: Franklin High School's Fine Art Center

Fee:  $8 & $5 students

Bird Walk with Jack Johnston
Date(s): May 29, 2015
When: 8am - 9:30 am

Bird expert Jack Johnston will lead a hike on LTLT's Gibson Bottoms property to search for and identify bird species.  Ages 12 and up.  Please bring water; binoculars are encouraged.  Space is limited to 20 people.  Preregister with Sharon Burdette by emailing sburdette@ltlt.org. 

Wayah Insurance Group's 60th Birthday Celebration
Date(s): May 29, 2015
When: 11 am - 2 pm
Where: 295 East Palmer Street

Happy Birthday Wayah Insurance!  Come enjoy hot dogs, music, games and a 50/50 raffle.  Help us celebrate with Wayah's staff!

Lonesome River Band with Mountain Faith
Date(s): May 30, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $22, $25

Lonesome River Band continues their reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrass music.  The Lonesome River Band's long career is filled with a multitude of awards and recognitions including their 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year for their song "Angeline the Baker".  The group has also received other awards from IBMA including Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year.  

For tickets or more information contact 828-524-1598 or visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

Ivan Parker
Date(s): May 31, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $15

Even though he admits that he made a lot of mistakes along the way, Ivan Parker knows that since accepting Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 9, Jesus gave him the gift of music to share with the world.  "I knew at that moment that Jesus loved me and had His hand on me.  I didn't know what God had planned for my life; I just knew I wanted to sing." And sing he has, whether on tour with the Gaither Homecoming Series or to the churches and venues across the country, one thing is clear:  Ivan Parker understands his mission and has committed to it, full on.  Ivan's Signature Song, "Midnight Cry" has been sung by himself literally all over the world. "When I was notified in 2007 that this song had gone to the number one position on the radio charts in Europe, I was astounded but was reminded that all things are possible through God."  When Ivan was asked if he had any unfulfilled dreams, he said, "You never stop dreaming about where your ministry is going.  I just pray that God will take what I am presently doing and increase it.  I am living my dream... but the dream is not completed yet.  The song will go on!"

For more information or tickets call 828-524-1598 or visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.