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Leaf Lookers Gemboree

The 29th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree will be held at the Macon County Community Building.  Each year rock hounds from all across the United States descend on Franklin for gem & mineral shows.  These shows feature everything from fine jewelry to rough and cut gems & minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment and more.  For complete information call us at 828-524-3161.

Admission $2 for adults, children 12 & under free.  Watch for $1 off coupons in local newspapers, at restaurants and at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.

Peaceful Journey IV Charity Dinner

You are cordially invited to join us for Peaceful Journey IV, a charity dining event hosted by Ristorante Paoletti in Highlands.  Honorary Chairs, Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck.   6:30 p. Cocktails and 7:30 pm Dinner.  $300 per person (Fair market value $200)  Event will benefit Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Inc. For more information visit

Hometown Market Day

1st Annual Hometown Market Day, Labor Day Weekend on Main Street in Franklin, NC.  Merchants, vendors, antiques and crafters tents will line Main Street, plus visit our restaurants, coffee houses and museums.  Sponsored by The Streets of Franklin Heritage Association/Main Street Merchants.

For information or to reserve a booth, please contact Gwen at The Dusty Pallet, 9828-524-5676 or

K-Books, LLC

K-=Books is located in downtown Franklin, NC and offers bookkeeping services throughout WNC.  Owner, Kelli Kurczewskiu, works directly with clients and is your local Quickbooks ProAdvisor.  Services range from basic Quickbooks support to full service monthly accounting and monthly/quarterly tax reporting.  Call or email today to schedule your free consultation.

Petra Ballet Company: Reborn

Petra Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that desires to give Jesus Christ the highest praise with their talents. Their mission is to exalt His name through dance, revive hearts through worship, and make Him known through excellence in the arts. With Jesus as the foundation of the company, they are committed to share their passion for Him nationally as well as global. You are invited to join Petra Ballet Company as they present their signature Christmas dance piece, REBORN, to celebrate the Holiday Season.