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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!

 

Vacation Bible Schools:

Webster Baptist Church 1 Day Only July 10th
 Whittier Church of God July 28, 29 and 30 
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church July 27-30 
Old Savannah Baptist Church 1 day Only July 31st
Bryson City Church of God 1 Day Only August 7th.



4th of July Events:

4th Of July at Bridge Park Concert All In One Band and Fireworks-

The band starts at 6:30pm and fireworks are at dark (around 9:30pm). Professor Whizzpop will be strolling around the Bridge Park entertaining kids of all ages with bubbles, magic and balloon animals. Chili Chomper Food Truck will be there, along with Great Smokies Tropical Sno-Cones


Bryson City, North Carolina’s Freedom Fest – Saturday, July 3, 2021-

The fun begins at 10 am, when Everett Street is closed for our favorite arts, crafts, food and music festival followed by a super fireworks show at 10 pm. Visit our restaurants or food trucks for dining indoors or on a patio, or at shady picnic tables or pavilions. And you’ll find food vendors with all your holiday favorites – funnel cakes, shave ice, Philly cheese-steak sandwiches, BBQ, kettle corn and more.
Crafts vendors will include clothing, pottery, face-painting, make-a-candle, wood carvings, jewelry
& more 10 am – 6 pm)

Great music – Beginning at 6 pm, Kevin Daniel (southern rock and blues) will perform until 8 pm. Then Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats (voted Asheville’s #1 Rock Band for 5 consecutive years, 2016-2020) will take the stage until the fireworks begin at 10 pm.
There’s a kid’s activity area at Riverfront Park with bounce house for the little ones, plus a slide, monster truck combo, and 30-foot obstacle course. $5 wristband for all-day play.
At 10 pm, experience the best fireworks show in the Smokies! The fireworks are shot off of Airport Hill, which overlooks the town. There are plenty of good vantage points in the area. Downtown streets will not be closed but there are good spots on sidewalks, in Railroad Square, in the large Great Smoky Mountains Railroad parking lot, and other business lots as well as several municipal lots. Where to view fireworks.

Franklin North Carolina 

Saturday July 3rd 12-4 Inflatables for Kids, 4:30 Little Miss & Mr. Firecracker Contest, 4:45 Patriotic Pet Contest 5:30 Parade Line Up, 6 Parade, 9:30 Fireworks Over Franklin


Events and Activities:

The Serving Spoon will be serving a free meal on Thursday, July 8; 6-7pm in the Jaycee building @ the Franklin Memorial Park.  They plan to continue serving meals the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month (excluding Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks).

 Free Fishing Day will return to North Carolina’s public waters on Saturday, July 4, with anybody regardless of age or residency allowed to fish without a license on that day. Free fishing begins at midnight and ends at 11:59 p.m. While licenses will not be required during that time, all other fishing regulations such as length and possession limits as well as bait and tackle restrictions still apply.

Sun. 4 Jul, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Celebrate Independence Day along with the grand opening of Equinox Ranch in Cullowhee with a celebration starting at 1 p.m. Monday, July 4. There will be free food, games and music, along with a relaxing riverfront and opportunity to tour the ranch. Equinox Ranch works to help combat veterans wit PTSD, offering a longer and more comprehensive program than any currently in existence. RSVP at www.equinoxranch.org or 828.356.8307. 


We are looking forward to the official FIRST night of Concerts on the Creek THIS Friday, July 2nd, 7-9pm at the Bridge Park Pavilion in downtown Sylva! We are bringing back one of the hometown favorite bands -Terri Lynn Queen, Tim Queen and Scott Baker! It's time to celebrate and enjoy the holiday weekend

East Fork Baptist Church 4th of July Cookout- Join us for an evening of games, food, and fellowship as we celebrate Independence Day.
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Drinks will be provided. Bring a side to share and your best pie for dessert and our Best of East Fork pie contest!

Friday Night Live in Highlands Fri. 2 Jul, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Friday Night Live (Highlands) will be held at the Town Square from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Foxfire Boys July 2. Free and open to the public.
www.highlandschamber.org.

Friday Night Live (Highlands) will be held at the Town Square from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Foxfire Boys July 2 and Southern Highlands July 9. There will also be a special Independence Day concert with Moon Dance at 6 p.m. July 4, with fireworks at dusk. Free and open to the public.
www.highlandschamber.org. Drag Show: Paper Doll Cabaret Saturday at 8 pm-The Paper Mill Lounge is excited to present Natasha Noir Nightly's The Paper Doll Cabaret, a show filled with Drag and Shenanigans! This is a 21+yo, first come first serve show! 

1st Annual Sweet Corn Festival Saturday at 10 am – 9:30 pm Saturday July 3rd Music, Food, Vendors, Kids Activities,Corn Eating Contest, Clogging, and a Firework Show Free Farm Event Donations Welcomed 

The Unto These Hills stage production will be held at 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday from May 19 through Aug. 14 at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee. There will also be a 10:30 a.m. show all Saturdays in July. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on www.cherokeehistorical.org.

The Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 29 at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee. The bonfire is free and open to the public. For more information, call 800.438.1601 or click on 
www.visitcherokeenc.com.  
 
Macon County Art Association  Encaustic Painting Classes will be held on Fridays July 9 and 23,  August 3 and 27, September 3 and 17, October 29, from 10 a.m.  to 12 p.m.,  at the Uptown Gallery 30 E Main St., Franklin.  For more information, contact Karen Smith, at karen@programservices.org


Macon County Art Association Veteran’s Portrait Project will be held this year.  Spots are open for four to seven veterans as applications remained from 2019.  Macon County veterans or their family members can apply to have the veteran’s portrait painted by a local artist at the gallery between Memorial Day and July 4. There is no cost to apply or for the portraits.  The only requirement is that the veteran or their family member be present to receive the portrait on Veterans Day.  Community members who wish to help support the costs for this program are also welcome.  For more information, email at karen@programservices.org.

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
 

Jackson Arts Market- 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. 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 breads, all the while enjoying the sounds of local musical artists! ALL OUTSIDE!! 


Farmers Market Bryson City  Fri. 18 Jun, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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:

Innovation Station (Dillsboro) Kathryn O’Shea July 4

Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host UpBeats July 2, Outlaw Whiskey July 3rd . All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.2488. 

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

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Reggae Sunsplash feat Natti Love Joys July 3 Rd 
. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

 Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host  Bird In Hand (Americana/indie) w/Rye Baby (Americana/indie) at 7 p.m. July 4 . All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click on www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) Friday July 2nd Open 12-9 Rice Wagon All weekend From 12-8,  Friday Beer Release: Berliner Baby Live Music By Wyatt Espalin 6-9pm, Saturday July 3rd live Music Aces Down 6-9, 
 Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or www.mtnlayersbeer.com

Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host  Ol’ Dirty Bathtub 7:30 p.m. July 2. Free and open to the public. 828.641.9797 or
 www.nantahalabrewing.com

Paper Mill Lounge will host The Paper Doll Cabaret Saturday @ 8pm

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


Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host Matthew Oschmann July 2. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.rathskellerfranklin.com

Saturdays On Pine (Highlands) will be held at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Blaze The City July 3 and Kurt Thomas Band July 10. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org

Hiking:
 

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. 

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 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.

Macon County Public Health is currently vaccinating those eligible under Groups 4. People in Group 4  are those who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of serious illness and people who live in certain congregate settings are eligible for vaccination. The rest of Group 4, which includes all other essential workers and all adults will become eligible April 7. Individuals that want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, must call Macon County’s Vaccine Call Center at (828)524-1500 to register and schedule an appointment. The Call Center is open Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

2 Family Yard Sale Friday and Saturday 8 Am - 2 Pm Woman's clothes, toys, Girls summer & winter Clothing Size 14/16, Sofa Set Collectables, Christmas Decor, Shoes, Bedding, Pictures, Jewelry, and much much more, Everything is priced to sell! Rain or Shine Follow the signs 64 E Highlands RD, Left on Bethel Church Rd then left onto 35 Holland Drive

To have your yard sale included here for FREE, email it to editor@thesouthernscoopnews.com


All Saints Episcopal Church - You may join us for worship online at any time through our YouTube page. Simply go to www.youtube.com and search for "All Saints Franklin." Our in-person worship schedule may change from time to time due to the COVID-19 epidemic. To learn more about attending in-person worship, please contact us directly at admin@allsaintsfranklin.org or 828-524-4910.

Franklin First United Methodist Church is on Facebook at Franklin First United Methodist Church either live at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays or later on recorded video while they are social distancing due to COVID19.  The church is located at 66 Harrison Avenue in downtown Franklin; senior pastor is Rev. David Beam. for more information, call (828)524-3010 or visit www.firstumcfranklin.org

Grace Baptist Church services are held on Sunday,  11 a.m.  Frank Rodriguez will 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 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 Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing is observed and safety measures are in place.  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 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.  


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.

 
Everything Bagel- 
Now hiring all positions Front and Back of the house, Apply in person!

Ferrara Pizza and Pasta Sylva- 
Please apply in person any day during business hours
We are looking for both FOH and BOH employees! Part time hours are available immediately (10am-3pm) with opportunity for more hours in summer months. Weekend and summer availability is REQUIRED!

 
County Road Farms Nursery-
Seeking Full Time GreenHouse Assistant 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to Customer Service, Plant Care & Maintenance, Ground Maintenance, Some Lifting, and Loading. Apply in person and for more information call 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. Job posting here
 
Macon County Dept. of Social Services 
Child Welfare Social Workers needed.  Advanced, professional-level casework providing protective and on-going 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.


 Full-time additional administrative staff to our local Edward Jones team in Franklin, NC.

Job Description:

* Ability to deepen and broaden client relationships

* Experience in identifying opportunities to create efficiency

* Experience working independently and managing multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment

* Proficiency in current office technology

* Willingness to learn how financial services/markets work

To apply for this position, visit 
https://careers.edwardjones.com and enter 58173BR in the search field.

- Bill DeWandeler
   Financial Advisor
   81 W Main St
   Franklin, NC 28734
   (828) 369-5383
   
www.edwardjones.com/bill-dewandeler



Macon Citizens Habilities, Inc
Macon Group Home - Franklin
39 Hour Shift: Mon, Thurs, Fri (5PM-10PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-7PM) Iotla Group Home - Franklin

37.5 Hour Split ShiF: Mon-Fri (7AM-10AM, 5PM-9PM)

40 Hour ShiF: Mon-Thurs (11PM-9AM)

Jackson County-

Smoky Group Home - Sylva

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

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-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

60 Hour Shitf (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

Webster Group Home - Sylva (Webster Community)

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

19 Hour Shift: Tues (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (2P-9P)

22.5 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (630AM-11AM)

35 Hour Shift: Fri (4P-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-10P)

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. 

 

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.
 

Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County
Habitat needs volunteers to share some 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.

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