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Weekend Plans in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties!

 

**We have added a "Now Hiring" section to the Friday newsletter to promote available positions in the area -- free of charge of course! 

The Friday edition of our weekly newsletter is dedicated to letting YOU know what is happening in and around Western North Carolina. For FREE, businesses, churches, and organizations can send us their sales, operating hours, events, worship services, yard sales, you name it. If it is happening Friday-Sunday in WNC, send it to editor@thesouthernscoopnews.com with the who, what, where, and when details and I will publish it in the Friday newsletter!

 


We Love Our Locals- Streets of Franklin Heritage Association- Come downtown for music with our favorite DJ. Resister to win in some stores a we love our locals basket- February 13th from 11 AM EST – 4 PM EST

Veterans/Gold Star Family Charitable Volunteer Event--Saturday, February 20th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm-

The Special Liberty Project, which serves Veterans, Gold Star Families and active-duty/veteran Suicide Spouses with nature-centric programs, retreats and peer support, is hosting two Volunteer Days at the organization’s new Farm and Retreat Center in Franklin on Feb. 20 and March 6. Both are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP or for more information, call 619-726-9240 or e-mail Jessica@speciallibertyproject.org

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center Fill the Van at Bilo Shopping Center will be held on Saturday Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted to help the stray and abandoned dogs and cats at the local humane society. 

Jackson Arts Market- Woolybooger Live Tomorrow at 1PM
Saturdays 1:00-5:00 PM
533 West Main St Sylva, NC
Free outdoor arts experience with LIVE MUSIC , 20+ artists, and demos sharing their artistic process of creating hand made pieces. Hot Tea, Baked Goods,Bar and restaurant

Macon County Democratic Women  February Online Meeting  will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. To obtain a Zoom link go to  jean.work.wright@gmail.com

Swain County Caring Corner (SCCC) is still open and accepting patients.  It is located at Restoration House (Bryson City United Methodist Church) 81 Academy Street, Bryson City NC 28713. Clinic Hours are Thursdays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Office Hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Call 828.341.1998 to see if you qualify to receive medical care from volunteer providers

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Scott James Stambaugh Feb. 13 and North Georgia Sound Feb. 20. All shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

 Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) - Will Host Karaoke in the Smokies February 12th starting at 7 PM Also they will  host Bridget Gossett (singer-songwriter) Feb. 12 and North Georgia Sound Feb. 19. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

Valentines Day Social at The Paper Mill Lounge- Dropping the Big Red Hearts for ya'll in the 2020's! Get the sequins and ties out for a 20's style meet up in our open air Pavilion! Ask ya super likes to a night of DJ's, food and drink specials!

Macon County nonprofit organizations have until Feb. 26, to apply for county funds through the Macon County Community Funding Pool (CFP). Application forms and instructions are available at www.maconnc.org. Hard copies are available at Macon County Public Library on Siler Farm Road in Franklin, the Hudson Library on Main Street in Highlands, and the Nantahala Public Library on Nantahala School Road
 
Nantahala Hiking Club will take a moderate 4-mile hike on Saturday, Feb. 13, with an elevation change 400 ft., in the Jack Rabbit Recreation Area in Clay County. This is an area on Lake Chatuge for biking and hiking. Meet at Westgate Plaza in Franklin at 10 am, drive 50 miles round trip.  For more information, call leader Gail Lehman, (828)524-5298, for reservations.  Visitors welcome.

Nantahala Hiking Club will take a moderate 3-mile hike on Sunday, Feb. 14, with an elevation change 700 ft., on the Coweeta Lab loop up Shope Fork to Forest Service Rd.751-B, passing a weather station and through a lovely white pine forest with a good view of Albert Mountain. Meet at the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center on Hwy. 441 at 1 p.m.  Drive 16 miles round trip.  For more information or reservations, call leader Katharine Brown, (828)421-4178.

60th Lodge Birthday Party!!!-  February 13th starting at 4PM
Come celebrate 60 years of The Sylva Moose Lodge!
* Steel Creek Band
* T-Bone Steak Dinner
Over the years our lodge has contributed thousands of dollars to various charities. Our members are like family and this is all of our birthday! Come remember great times and make new memories.

Adopt a Cat, Get one Free! Next spay/neuter trip is scheduled in sylva Monday February 15th @ 8 am to register contact 
catman2.org/low-cost-spayneuter 
Have Questions call 828-293-0892

Bryson City Wine Market offers a glass of wine and a Market Plate Monday through Saturday as well as special flight tastings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday

There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075.

Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host live music semi-regularly on the weekends. Free and open to the public. www.nantahalabrewing.com.

Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public.
http://balsamfallsbrewing.com/

Macon County Public Health is currently vaccinating those eligible under Group 2. This group includes those who are 65 years of age or older, regardless of health status. Those who are eligible under this phase, to receive a vaccination, can call (828)349-2517 to schedule an appointment. Vaccine appointments will be at Macon County Public Health located at 1830 Lakeside Drive in Franklin, and will be conducted through a drive-thru clinic.
 

JCDPH continues to work with community partners to get as many people vaccinated as soon as supply allows. We continue to vaccinate those who fall into Group 1 and Group 2. We have updated our pre-registration process to better meet the needs of our community. Updates are as follows:
> If you are in Group 1 or 2 and HAVE ALREADY pre-registered, a JCDPH staff member will call you to confirm your appointment. This may take weeks as appointment slots are based on our very limited vaccine supply. Please be patient.
> If you are in Group 1 or 2 and HAVE NOT pre-registered, please call 828-631-HELP. A staff member will be able to assist you and confirm your pre-registration.
> If you are in Group 1 or 2 and ARE UNSURE if you have pre-registered, please call 828-631-HELP. A staff member will be able to assist you and confirm your pre-registration.
JCDPH has removed the online pre-registration link at this time. We may re-open this link as we move to additional Groups.
It is important for our community to know that our vaccination plan will take months- not weeks- to roll out. We’re asking for patience from our friends, families, and neighbors. We’re offering limited appointments each week and will add more appointments as we get more supply. Until then, let’s do what we know works—wash your hands, wait 6 feet apart, and wear a face mask.
For updates and timely information, please visit our website at http://health.jacksonnc.org/covid19 or read our COVID-19 Vaccine at JCDPH FAQ at https://tinyurl.com/COVID19VaxFAQJacksonCounty.

Beginning today, Tuesday, January 25, 2021, individuals who need to register or schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination should call 828-524-1500. The Call Center is operating Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Macon County is currently vaccinating individuals’ eligible for Group 1 (Health Care Workers with in-person Patient Contact) and Group 2 (Individuals age 65 and over). Those who are eligible under either of these groups who have not registered or need to schedule an appointment should call 828-524-1500.

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night,  6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr. (behind Bojangles). For more information, email cr@discover.church for questions

Grief Share Group: Grieving for the loss of someone close to you? GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. Grief Share will start here at WBC on January 27 and will meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Chapel. COVID precautions are taken and online is an option. We have free workbooks in the conference room.
Want to come in person? Sign up at https://www.griefshare.org/groups/130532
Want to take the course online? Sign up at https://www.griefshare.org/groups/130533



Summit Loves Sylva FLASHMOB- February 13th at 1PM 
The Summit will be meeting at Bridge Park parking lot in Sylva at 1 p.m. and walking to the fountain to spread love in our community! Wear Valentine-tastic colors and bring an encouraging poster to display. After we spread love at the Fountain, those that are able will head to the homes of a few of our homebound church members to sing. You can send a fun "love song" idea to Tracie for caroling



 





 

The “Valentine Train: Wine & Rail Pairing Experience” will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City. All passengers also receive souvenir stemless wine glasses. Age 21 and over only. For more information and ticket prices, call 800.872.4681 or go to www.gsmr.com

Valentine's Dinner at the Dillard House- February 13th From 5pm- 8 Pm 
The Dillard House invites you to join us for a romantic Valentine's Dinner! The menu includes a Prime Rib Carving Station with Au Jus and Homemade Horseradish Sauce, Fried Shrimp with Cocktail and Tartar Sauce, Award-Winning Fried Chicken, Hand-Cut Onion Rings, Our Famous Scalloped Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Fried Okra, Acorn Squash Souffle, Vegetable Medley, Homemade Cheese Biscuits, Homemade Yeast Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Preserves and an Extravagant Dessert Buffet!
Beer and Wine Available with Live Entertainment
$29.95 per person
*please note price doesn't include beverage, tax or tip*


The “Valentine Train: Wine & Rail Pairing Experience” will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City. All passengers also receive souvenir stemless wine glasses. Age 21 and over only. For more information and ticket prices, call 800.872.4681 or go to www.gsmr.com

4-H PLANT SALE Macon County 4-H. Orders will be taken through Thursday, March 12.  Apple Trees, Cherry Trees, Pear Trees, Plum Trees, Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Elderberry and Strawberry plants (828)349-2046.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center is looking for volunteers to help at the thrift store. Call for information about the store (828)369-3046 or the shelter (828)524-4588 if you are interested in volunteering.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry formula, diapers, wipes, baby items and clothing up to size 6, as well as strollers, car seats, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. For more information or an appointment, call (828)349-3200, (828)293-3600 or smpcc.org

CareNet on Bidwell Street will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A box of food may be picked up once a week.

Uptown Gallery on Main Street new hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Fire Departments in Macon County – Nantahala, Cullasaja, Sky Valley, Clarks Chapel, and Burningtown – are open Monday thru Fridays for drive up food deliveries from 1 to 4 p.m. for anyone who needs food.

Employment assistance is offered by NC Works Career Center from 1:30-4 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. 488.3030 or www.fontanalib.org.
To have your yard sale included here for FREE, email it to editor@thesouthernscoopnews.com
 

Sylva First United Methodist Church will host a Father Daughter Drive-In Movie Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the church parking lot. Due to copyright laws, the name of the movie cannot be announced. Each couple will receive a concession box to enjoy during the evening. Couples are asked to sign up online at Register@sylvafumc.org. Call 828.586.2358 for more information. The church is located at 77 Jackson Street in downtown Sylva.

Franklin First Baptist Church Drive by for February Sunshine Treats every Saturday in February between 2 to 3:30 p.m. Remain in your car as you receive hot chocolate, homemade cookies plus a bag of fruit per car. 

Grace Baptist Church 22nd Anniversary will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. One Step Closer will be singing. Preacher Gary Moore willl deliver the message. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd.

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night,  6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr. (behind Bojangles). For more information, email cr@discover.church for questions

Grace Baptist Church 22nd Anniversary will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. One Step Closer will be singing. Preacher Gary Moore willl deliver the message. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd.

Prentiss Church of God is holding Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing is observed and safety measures are in place. Pastor Kevin Chapman invites the community to attend. Services are also streamed online on the Prentiss Church of God Facebook page. The church is located at  59 Church Hill Lane, off Addington Bridge Road. Phone: (828)369-3885.


Spiritual Light Center is now open for in-person services every Sunday at 11 a.m.  Covid-19 protocols are in place. The public is invited. The center is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., Franklin.

Tellico Baptist Church is now having in-person Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. inside the church building with the Reverend L. E. Angel. Everyone is welcome.

First Alliance Church Sunday Services are held in-person and on Facebook at 10:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. The church is located in Franklin at 31 Promise Lane (off Womack next door to Trimont Christian Academy). For more information, call the church office at (828)369-7977.

Memorial United Methodist Church Anonymous Call-in Prayer Line. If you need prayer,  call (828)369-0707. Leave a message with your prayer request, and the church will be happy to pray for you or whoever you request prayers for. You may also leave a request for a call back if you need one.

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Macon Group Home - Franklin

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    Smoky Group Home - Sylva

  • 32 Hour ShiF: Fri (5PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-9PM)

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    Webster Group Home - Sylva (Webster Community)

  • 19 Hour ShiF: Mon (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-2P)

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    Grandview Manor Care Center
    We are looking to hire two individuals to join our personal care team! Both positions will work directly with our residents to ensure all of their needs are met. 
    We have an opening on our second shift (3PM-11PM) and an opening on our third shift (11PM-7AM). Both positions can be full or part-time and come with flexible scheduling, educational opportunities and a great team to work with. Please apply on here, or send us a direct message with any questions. 

    Hampton Inn Franklin
     Front Desk Person Fri thru Sunday 8am-4pm $9.45 Personable & Reliable, Housekeepers full and part-time $9.25. Applications at front desk 244 Cunningham Rd., No phone calls.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina,
    a nonprofit mentoring organization, is searching for a part-time (20 hours a week) Program Coordinator of its Swain County branch. Under the supervision of the Executive and Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator proactively performs the leadership role in the program team approach in the areas of enrollment and matching. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human services field. Experience in related field is desired, but not required. Ability to travel within service area and to work flexible hours, including weekends, is required. To learn more, including job responsibilities and how to apply, visit https://www.bbbswnc.org/job-openings/.

    Jackson County Parks and Recreation
    Is recruiting for a Seasonal Park Worker (weekends) to clean and perform daily trash pick-up of the parks and restrooms. This employee will also perform general duties such as basic plumbing, general repair, painting, landscaping, mowing and other duties as needed. Work Period is March - October. Work Schedule: Friday through Monday, 32 hours per weekend. High School Diploma or GED required and possess a valid NC Driver license. Prefer at least one year of landscaping or general maintenance experience. To apply, submit an Application for Employment to the Sylva branch of the NCWorks Career Center or the Jackson County Human Resources Office. https://www.jacksonnc.org/employment-opportunities Closing Date: 2/12/2021.

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