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Weekend Plans in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties!

 

The Friday edition of our weekly newsletter will be 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!

 


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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce announces nominations are being accepted for four prestigious awards, Citizen of the Year, The Duke Power Citizenship and Service Award, Youth Citizenship Award and Club/Organization of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual who significantly contributes to the community and is an inspirational role model. This is the most coveted award given by the Chamber of Commerce.


 

Weekend Events and Activities:

Food Pantries :
Franklin Covenant Church- Host a Free Lunch And Pantry Once a Month on the fourth Saturday of the month. It runs from 11:00 am until we either run out or there are no more people coming. It is a drive-through and to-go service. In addition to a free hot lunch, we give out dry goods and pantry supplies, like cleaning supplies, etc. We are NOT doing the pantry this month (January 29) due to the high possibility of inclement weather. We don't like to cancel, but its difficult for us to just reschedule for another Saturday due to the amount of coordination and other commitments our volunteers have. 

Prentiss Church Food Pantry will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2 to 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 59 Church Hill Lane. For more information, call (828)369-3885.

Holly Springs Baptist Church, 2nd Mile Ministry is open 10 to Noon Mondays providing a food pantry, children's clothes, and financial aid (rent and utilities) for families and seniors in need. 

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


Events:

SweetHeart Market Saturday 2/12 10-5 @ 2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713-7981
Do you want your Valentine’s Day to be special? Come by Darnell farms to shop for your special someone!! Nothing says I love you like a unique handmade gift! We will have hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries, candy bouquets, customized tumblers, crochet critters, soap and body care, beautiful nails, hot sauce and pickles, candles, jewelry, and much more!

Friends Of The Greenway Valentine Celebration- Saturday 1/12 From 9 am- 2 pm At FROG Quarters 573 E Main St at Town Bridge, Pick a Valentine From Us (Maybe Win A Prize) Enjoy Mid-Day Music 11 am-1 pm Featuring Rachel Bellavance! 

Big Sober Bowl Event for the Big Game at Clayton Cafe & Market, 50 Main St., Clayton, Ga., Sunday, Feb. 13, Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; meeting at 4 p.m.; Pre-Game Show at 5 p.m.; Big Game Watch at 6:30 p.m. Live music, game day food. Open to the public. For info, email tracy@thearkrabun.org.


Parents Night Out! Buff Creek Baptist Church Will Host a Parents Night Out On Saturday, February 2/19 From 4 pm- 7pm - Drop off your children for a fun night of finger foods, games, crafts, music, and so much more!

Open Ride Day- Saturday 2/12 @ 11  Check Facebook Event For More Information On This 

Share the Love! On Sunday, February 13, from 12-4 pm, Catman2 will have a bunch of pet supplies (cat/dog/other) and more for sale - priced to move! We are doing a pre-spring decluttering of stuff we don’t use and just taking up valuable storage space, and we want to share the love! The sale will be outside on our covered carport. You can also pop inside the shelter and say hi to the kitties (please wear a mask if you do). Please share this event and we hope to see you and share the love with you! 
Soft carriers, wire kennels of varying sizes, linens, food bowls, litter boxes, etc will be there, plus other stuff


WNC Farm to Table is proud to announce that we have partnered with Ilda for an unforgettable evening of exquisite dining. Tickets for this debut event are $100 and that includes a 4-course meal, including lamb from Moody Bluff Farm, and wine pairings. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets here: https://square.link/u/73lCJdG4
Ilda was voted Mountain Restaurant of the Year by Eater Carolinas. WNC Farm to Table has provided much of the local produce, meat, and other items for Ilda since they opened last April.
WNC Farm to Table is opening in the upcoming months just around the corner on Mill Street. We will announce soon when online ordering will be open to the public.
For more information and how to support WNC Farm to Table opening its doors, please visit 
http://wncfarmtotable.org

Smoky Mountian Sk8way & Fun Zone Host Adults Only Skate every Thursday Night 7 - 10 pm with DJ Ken Brandenburg Cost is $8 and Includes Skates 

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “oints” 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

Dillsboro After Five” will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown Dillsboro. Start with a visit to the Jackson County Farmers Market located in the Innovation Station parking lot.


Jackson Arts Market- Saturdays 1:00-5:00 PM

533 West Main St Sylva, NC
Free outdoor art experience with LIVE MUSIC, 20+ artists, and demos sharing their artistic process of creating handmade pieces. Saturdays in 2021, the Jackson Arts Market is coming to our gardens with beautiful, handcrafted items! Order a breakfast sandwich and a cocktail or beer at our service window, then Sip-N-Shop craftsman showcases, vendors booths with everything from craft jewelry to canned goods and bread, all the while enjoying the sounds of local musical artists! ALL OUTSIDE!! 



Smoky Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market- Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables, and a strolling musician
 

Local Pubs in the area:

Macon:


Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) Friday Night Karaoke 7pm- 10pm 


Currahee Brewing Co Will Host Isaac Corbitt Saturday 2/12


Swain:

Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host  Rock Holler Band Friday 2/11 & Genepool Band 2/12, Chocolate and Wine Pairing Class  2/20 7pm-10pm  Hosted by Bryson City Wine Market 7PM - 9PM $35/pp   Reservations:  828-538-0420 or 828-538-2488

 All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.2488. 

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City)

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.

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


Jackson:
 

 Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host MAd For Drag! Night Of A Thousand Dollys- Howdy y'all! We'll be paying homage to the original Smoky Mountain Chanteuse with a tribute show like you've never seen! Y'all come by now, ya hear?
$10 Cover | 18+ ONLY | Limited capacity

For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

 

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

PaperMill Lounge Will Host - Every Friday night, show us your FIT, come out and join in as we dance the night away with our Red Tape Sessions as a Decades Dance Party featuring DJ X!

Crafting Love Cocktails & Dinner February 14th @6 Pm- Join us for a romantic night of mixology; love, cocktails, and dining! The perfect night of love that includes a 4-course dining experience as Craig & Brad craft cocktails and aphrodisiacs in a very romantic setting. Each attendee will receive a dining experience, cocktail recipes, a gift from the house, floral arrangements, and a good show!

Nantahala Brewing's Sylva, NC Outpost Will Host Brock Butler From Perpetual Groove Friday 2/11 and Saturday 2/12

Stop by Innovation Station on February 6th from 2-6 pm and finish up your Valentine's Day shopping! This will be an indoor market with local vendors. The Rice Wagon food truck will be out front from 1-6 pm! See you then! 
Email us at beer@innovationbrewing.com for vendor information.


Hiking:
 


Historic T M Rickman Store is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at   259 Cowee Creek Rd. Dulcimer music in the morning and music jams begin at noon.

Volunteer drivers are needed at Macon County Senior Services. Mileage will be reimbursed. For more information, call (828) 349-0211.

Macon County CareNet is in need of volunteers. Positions open are in the food pantry, soup kitchen, and file room. If interested stop by for an application at 130 Bidwell St., or call (828)369-2642.

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.

Macon Medication Assistance Program located at the back of the First Baptist Church is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (828)524-5258.

Men’s Teen Challenge Needs Good Quality Lumber for its woodworking Shop. Pick up in the Franklin area. To donate, call (828)369-1177. 

Gem & Mineral Museum, located in the Old Jail on Phillips Street in downtown Franklin is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m., featuring gems and artifacts from North Carolina as well as all over the world.

Winding Stair Farm and Nursery. Not to Miss: New Retail Center with house plants, giftware, and pottery and outside, our range of diverse and healthy plants for your garden.
Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Call 828-369-9778 with questions.



Friends of the Greenway  FROG Quarters is now open Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to  2 p.m.,  at 573 E. Main in Franklin. Stop by for coffee or a soft drink and a snack, use our free internet.  You can also reserve the shelters for your events there.

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's new hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

 

 

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Spiritual Light Center on Sunday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. Melody Cooper   will share on “Fluidity.” On Tuesday a movie is shown at 3 p.m. and  out to eat afterward. The church is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., behind the Gazebo Restaurant.  For more information or to stream services go to SpiritualLightCenter.com 

First Alliance Church Sunday Service,  Sunday Service is held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m. On Sunday, Feb. 13, Pastor Scott Eichelberger will speak on “Knowing Love.” The church is located at 31 Promise Lane (off Womack, next-door to Trimont Christian Academy). For more information, call the church office at (828) 369-7977.

All Saints Episcopal Church, Franklin  Services are held Rite I, 8 a.m. without music and Rite II,  10:15 a.m. with music, every Sunday. First and third Sundays at St. Agnes Chapel, 66 Church St. and second and fourth Sundays at St. Cyprian’s Chapel, 216 Roller Mill Rd. Sunday 10:15 a.m. services can be viewed live on the website: www.allsaintsfranklin.org and past Sundays can be viewed on YouTube search “All Saints Franklin”.

Franklin First United Methodist Church Sunday In-person Worship is held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. or on Facebook at Franklin First United Methodist Church, either live or later on recorded video. The church is located at 66 Harrison Avenue in downtown Franklin; the senior pastor is Rev. David Beam. For more information, call (828)524-3010 or visit us at http://www.firstumcfranklin.org

Grace Baptist Church Services are held on Sunday, at 11 a.m.  Frank Rodriguez is the pastor. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd. 


Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night at 6 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.

Prentiss Church of God is holding a Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m.  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.

Memorial United Methodist Church  Worship Services in person and on Facebook at 11 a.m. every Sunday.   They have communion the first Sunday of each month. The church is located at 4668 Old Murphy Rd. (across from Loafers Glory).  The  pastor is Evan W. Hill.  For more information,  call (828)369-5834.

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.

 
County Road Farms Nursery-
We Are Looking To Hire A Front House Sale Associate!
Apply in person and for more information call The Store at 828-586-5515

Macon County Public Library 

The Macon County Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to fill the part-time position of Library Assistant I/Courier driver. Macon County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, a public library system with six-member libraries providing service in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties. The ideal candidate for the Library Assistant I will be a team player who can provide library services to meet the needs of the public. If you thrive in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining a friendly and helpful attitude, this may be the job for you.
 
Macon County Dept. of Social Services 
Child Welfare Social Workers needed.  Advanced, professional-level casework providing protective and ongoing case management services.  Details at  
https://www.maconnc.org/.
To Apply – Complete State of NC Application PD-107 submitted to NC Works at 5 West Main St. Franklin, NC 28734.



Macon Citizens Habilities, Inc

MCH is seeking caring and dependable Direct Support Professionals and an RN to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. We Have Multiable Positions Open!

***$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS and referral bonus after 6-months of employment. CNA not required. Starting hourly salary is $13.00-$13.50 for DSP's following a brief training period. Competitive annual salaries will be discussed with qualified RN applicants. Paid holidays and personal leave are offered to all employees.
The application can be filled out online at
maconcitizens.org/application or through Facebook.
RN: Mon-Fri (830-430). Applicant needs to be flexible with after-hours and weekend calls.

Jackson County
Smoky Group Home
• 34 Hour Shift: Thurs (5PM-9PM) Fri, Sat, Sun (11PM-9AM)
• 36 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (6AM-11AM) Mon-Wed (5PM-9PM)
• 60 Hour Shift (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-10PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-10PM)
• 68 Hour Shift (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (3PM-11PM) Sat, Sun (9AM-11PM)
Webster Group Home
• 22.5 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (630AM-11AM)
• 28 Hour Shift: Fri (11PM-7AM), Sat (10PM-7AM), Sun (10PM-9AM)
• 30 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (7AM-1PM)
• 30 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (5PM-11PM)
• 35 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (3PM-10PM)
• 19 Hour Shift: Mon (4P-9P) Sat, Sun (7A-2P)
• 19 Hour Shift: Tues (4P-9P) Sat,Sun (2P-9P)
OR 38 Hour Shift: Mon, Tues (4P-9P) Sat, Sun (7A-9P)
• 35 Hour Shift: Fri (4p-9p) Sat, Sun (7A-10P)
• 40 Hour Shift: Wed, Thurs (4PM-9PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-10PM)
Macon County
Macon Group Home
• 30 Hour Shift: Sat, Sun (7AM-10PM)
• 39 Hour Shift: Mon, Thurs, Fri (5PM-10PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-7PM)
Iotla Group Home
• 32 Hour Shift: Tues, Fri (5PM-9PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-7PM)
• 32.5 Hour Shift: Wed (5PM-930PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-9PM)
Yonce House
• 7 on 7 off Shift: Wed PM-Wed AM (6a-930a, 3p-sleep at group home)
PRN Positions available in both Macon and Jackson Counties

Visit our Facebook Page "Macon Citizen HabliBes, Inc" for Benefits and Requirements.

 

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. 

OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA Highlands, NC,

Marketing Administrative Assistant (PT), Graphic Design & Layout Professional, Marketer, Catering Manager, Assistant F&B Manager, Banquet Captain, Banquet Supervisor, Restaurant Reservationist, Host, Server, Breakfast Server, Server Assistant, Bartender, AM Sous Chef, Breakfast Cook, Cook, Assistant Pastry Chef, Pastry Sous-Chef, Pastry & Bread Cook, Dishwasher, Reservations Specialist, Front Desk Supervisor, Front Desk Agent, Bellman, Room Attendant, Houseman, 2nd Shift Laundry, Retail Associate, Fitness Manager, Spa Concierge, Massage Therapist, Spin Instructor. Special Retention Bonus, $1000 Full-time / $500 Part-time, For these Licensed Positions: Cosmetologist, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Nail Tech. Benefits and PTO for Full-time Apply online:
www.oldedwardsinn.com/careers
Human Resources  |  828-787-2697  |  pturnbull@oldedwardsinn.com

 

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.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County
Habitat needs volunteers to share some of their skills or gain some experience learning new ones. From carpentry to cleaning, marketing to moral support, computer skills, planning and organizing or just plain common sense, the greatest gift you could ever give is your time. Any amount is good. Some great times, lasting friendships and rewarding experiences await.  Call (828)369-3716 or (828)371-5442.


 

PRN Nursing Services is Now Hiring!
Join our Amazing team of healthcare workers! We are currently accepting applications for RNs, LPNs, and In-Home Aides! RNs and LPNs needed in Jackson Swain and Haywood counties. Enjoy a fulfilling career working one-on-one with clients in their homes. Contact our office today for more information or begin the application process online. Office 828-631-4838 Office 828-226-4191
Www.Prncares.org 
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