Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce What To Do Events



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Social Media Nuts N' Bolts
Date(s): May 02, 2012
When: 12 Noon
Where: Webinar

Free Webinar on "How to set up your business on popular sites".  For people who are relatively new to the world of social networks, setting up a buisness online can be a challenge.  And it's a struggle for people who may use these platforms for their personal networks and now seek to find an online voice for their businesses. 

This live, one-hour webinar will teach you:
- How to create Facebook ads and sponsored stories
- How to create a Twitter account, schedule distribution and track links
- How to set-up and brand a YouTube channel
- How to use Pinterest for your business.

Register at:  www.frontier.com/social

Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles"
Date(s): May 03, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

For more than two, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by fairthfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of kthe Eagles.  The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is powerful as it captivating.  So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, fell the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy award winning sounds.  Relax it's time to check into the Hotel California.  Tickets:  $16- $22.  For ticket information contact 828-524-1598 or visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com 

Educational Fair and Silent Auction
Date(s): May 03, 2012
When: 6 pm - 8 pm
Where: Trimont Christian Academy Gym

Over 30 incredible items to bid on from Drakes Diamond Gallery, Ann Jacobs Art Gallery, Rosenthals and Wolfgangs just to name a few!  A gallery of items will be posted on Trimont Christian Academy's facebook page beginning April 27th.  Bidding will begin by phone on May 1st and will end at the conclusion of our Education Fair on Thursday, May 3rd.  Proceeds of the Silent Auction to benefit Trimont's "Be A Blessing" Fund. For additional information contact 828-369-6756.

Chick-fil-A Leadercast
Date(s): May 04, 2012
When: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Prices:  $60 each, 2 or more $50 each
Get ready for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking and more.  Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA  to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Franklin, NC.  9 top speakers include Tim Tebow, Andy Stanley and John Maxwell.  

Sponsored by Dnet & Site Dart

For additional information and tickets contact 828-524-1598 or www.greatmountainmusic.com

2012 Franklin Great Strides Walk
Date(s): May 04, 2012
When: Registration 5:30 pm; Walk begins at 6:00 pm
Where: The Big Bear Shelter on the Greenway

Enjoy a fantastic evening in the NC mountains while helping those in need!

Taste of Home Cooking School
Date(s): May 05, 2012
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $12
Grab your family and friends and join us for an evening of food and fun.  At the Taste of Home Cooking School, you will learn 10 new recipes and cooking tips and techniques you can use to become a star in your own kitchen! Each attendee will receive a valuable gift bag filled with free products, coupons and Taste of Home magazines.   Plus, you will have the chance to win one of many valuable door prizes.  Let's get cooking at the Taste of Home Cooking School. 

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

Road Rally
Date(s): May 05, 2012
When: 9:00 am
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Follow Clues & Cues to find your way along the mystery route.  Starts and Ends at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Lunch included.  Cost $100 per car.   1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes.  Goody Bags for each participant.

Information:  828-349-6887 or www.angelmedfoundation.org 

Banking on a Cure 1 Mile & 5K Walk/Run
Date(s): May 05, 2012
When: Walk starts at 9am; 5K run/walk starts at 9:30am
Where: The Big Bear Shelter on the Greenway

Registration is available at any Macon Bank branch, or online at Active.com ("Banking On A Cure").  Registration on race day will open at 8am.

1 Mile:  $10 and the 5K is $15 registration fee.

For additional information contact Sherry at 828-524-7000 ext 2449

Habitat for Humanity Resale Store Sale
Date(s): May 05, 2012
When: 10am to 4pm
Where: 56 West Palmer Street

Huge 50% Sale!  Bake Sale, Regreshments, Hot Dogs & Soda, Balloons and a special working train display by Macon County Model Railroad Club.

For additional information contact 524-5273.

Voices in the Laurel
Date(s): May 06, 2012
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets $10

Founded in 1996 as a local community children's choir by Martha Weathers Brown, Voices in the Laurel is now in its 16th season. Voices in the Laurel have grown into a regional non-profit organization with 70 singers and 3 performing groups. Choristers come from four counties in western North Carolina for weekly rehearsals, four ticketed concerts, and performances for many benefits, businesses, church, and civic groups.

For additional information visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com or contact 828-524-1598.

Tenth Avenue North
Date(s): May 11, 2012
When: 7:30pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Rarely has a new band delivered an album with more emotional punch than Tenth Avenue North's 2008 debut Over and Underneath. Musically inventive and lyrically compelling, the collection helped earn the band the New Artist of the Year accolade at the 2009 Dove Award

Tickets $12 – $18.  For ticket information contact 828-524-1598 or www.GreatMountainMusic.com

11th Annual Mother's Day Gemboree
Date(s): May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012
When: Friday & Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 11am- 4pm
Where: Macon County Community Building

Fine Jewelry, Rought & Cut Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils & More!  Contact 828-524-3161

G&L W Show
Date(s): May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012
Where: 441 North - Watagua Center

Wholesale Show.  Must have copy of tax id to enter.

Airing of the Quilts
Date(s): May 12, 2012

Springtime meant that it was time for Spring cleaning and the "Airing of the Quilts" and other bed linens.  We'd like to honor this tradition with a "Quilt Airing" of our own here in Macon County.  We invite you to participate by hanging quilts made by mom, grandma, and the other special women in your life on porch railings, fences, businesses and more.  It's our hope that we can encourage visitors to travel all around Macon County looking for the quilts that are "airing" as well as for the quilt blocks that are a part of the Macon County Quilt Trail.  Downtown Franklin will be alive with quilts and have a special celebration from 10am - 4pm.  More information at www.maconcountyquilttrail.com

Franklin Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Date(s): May 12, 2012
When: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Where: Clock Tower in Downtown Franklin

Contact:  828-524-8673

The Ruby Ride and Run
Date(s): May 12, 2012
When: 7:30 am Registration, Run begin at 8:30 am, Race begins 9:00 am
Where: Franklin High School

Franklin Daybreak Rotary is having their 4th Annual Ruby Ride in Franklin, NC. The ride benefits several local charities including CareNet, Franklin High School Interact Club, Community Care Clinic, Kids Place, Polio Eradication, International Water Project and many more.

Both events will begin from Franklin High School, located at 100 Panther Drive.  The run will begin at 8:30 am and the bicycle ride will begin at 9:00 am.  Registration and packet pick up will begin at 7:30 am.

All participates must sign release at check in and helmets are required to ride!

Register at www.active.com.  Visit website at http://www.franklindaybreakrotary.org/rubyride.htm   

Senior Follies
Date(s): May 12, 2012
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets $5

The Macon County Senior Follies is the performing arts category of the NC Senior Games. Open to any permanent resident of Macon County over the age of 55, the Senior Follies is a fun and exciting evening of local talent. Enjoy singing, dancing, comedy, poetry, instrumentalist and more as the winner of the gold medal and the chance to perform at the state level games is announced. For information on being a participant, contact the Macon County Recreation Department.

For additional information or to purchase tickets visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com or contact 828-524-1598

Mother's Day in the Boiler Room Steakhouse
Date(s): May 13, 2012
When: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Where: The Boiler Room Steakhouse

Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet with all the Trimmings.

All Mothers will receive a $10 Boiler Room Steak House Gift Card to use on a future visit.

Little Texas & Restless Heart
Date(s): May 18, 2012
When: 7:30
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Including hits such as "I'll Still Be Loving You" and "When She Cries" the songs of Restless Heart are driven by the musical force which brought them together over 25 years ago.  They continue to thrill old and new fans by doing what they do best - appreciating their audiences and having a good time making great music!  The timeless music generated by Little Texas such as "God Bless Texas" and "What Might Have Been" have been featured on hundreds of television and radio stations across the U.S.A.  Celebrating 20 years of Rockin' Country!  For ticket information contact 828-524-1598 or www.GreatMountainMusic.com  

Macon TRACS Rummage Sale
Date(s): May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012
When: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Macon County Fairgrounds

For additional information contact Jan McGee at 421-0265

Date(s): May 19, 2012
When: 6 pm
Where: Tartan Hal

Dinner and Auction.  Tickets $35 and available at FROGS Headquarters

Water Color Workshop for Children at Uptown Gallery
Date(s): May 19, 2012
When: 9:30 am to Noon
Where: Uptown Gallery - 30 E Main Street, Franklin

Class:  Painting dragons with water color and pen and ink

Classes are held at the Uptown Gallery at 30 East Main Street.
Students must be at least 8 years old.  Preregistration is required.
All supplies are furnished through a Community Foundation grant and Macon County Art Association. 

For more information contact the gallery at 828-349-4607 on Pat Mennenger at 828-369-0356.

Tea Time Again
Date(s): May 19, 2012
When: 3 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church

Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches and cookies.  Prizes awarded for best hats!
Tickets are $8 and available at the Church Office. 

Free Movie - "Courageous"
Date(s): May 20, 2012
When: 4:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Free Movie!  "Courageous" from the creators of "Fireproof" will be shown at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 20th.  Sponsored by Franklin First United Methodist  Church. 

Ladies Night Out
Date(s): May 22, 2012
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Angel Medical Center Cafeteria

Program:  Arthritis & Physical Activity

Make New Friends, Hear Great Guest Speakers, Register for Door Prizes, Snacks and Learn Important Health Information

These programs are a partnership between Macon County Public Health & Angel Medical Center.

For additional information contact Angel Medical Center at 828-524-8411

Allstar Weekend
Date(s): May 26, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $27 - $34
For Allstar Weekend, there's only one path to success: go all the way. They may have seemed like regular kids when they started out, but since the release of their 2010 debut album, "Suddenly Yours,"  Allstar Weekend emerged as one of the most promising young bands around.  Wait until fans hear "All the Way", their new Hollywood Records album.  In its 12 tracks, Allstar Weened not only steps up their game as musicians, they reveal themselves as mature pop storytellers, while still maintaining an element of fun.

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

Kids Crew Members Summer Celebration
Date(s): May 26, 2012
When: 11am - 3 pm
Where: Fun Factory Franklin

Kids Crew Members only get unlimited attractions from 11am until 3pm and a $15 bonus card for only $19.99.  Not a member? Join today! www.FunFactoryFranlin.com

Games, Contests and Snacks!

Check-In at the Registration Desk to receive a pass for one free attraction. (Age & height restrictions apply) 

RSVP 828-349-8888 by May 25 to receive a FREE goody bag upon arrival. 

Bridal Fair & Expo
Date(s): May 26, 2012
When: 11am to 4pm
Where: Whistle Stop Mall

Contact Reva Sanders for additional information at 828-200-2532 or 828-369-1881.

"Selling it for the Dogs & Cats" Yard Sale
Date(s): May 26, 2012
When: 8 am
Where: The Club House of the Maples Mobile Home Park on Lake Emory Road

Rain or Shine.  Something for everyone.  Fill a Box for one price.

Call shelter at 524-4588 for additional information

7th Annual Strawberry Festival
Date(s): May 26, 2012
When: 10am - 2pm
Where: Memorial United Methodist

For additional information contact 369-5834

Jimmy Travis and Bean & Bailey
Date(s): May 31, 2012
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets $12 - $15.  Clean Comdey Show

Jimmy Travis is a multitalented performer who constantly proves that you can be funny, informative, and entertaining without being offensive! He's funny, creative, spontaneous, energetic, and since he frequently interacts with the audience, no two shows are ever the same!

A Bean and Bailey show includes everything from stand-up comedy to songs and musical parodies... all woven together in a friendship between Bean (an organized conservative personality) and Bailey (a random free spirit). Bradley Bean and Jackson Bailey have been performing their clean comedy act professionally for over 12 years. They were featured on the very first season of NBC's America's Got Talent, and currently you can hear them on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

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