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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 with the who, what, where, and when details and I will publish it in the Friday newsletter!


Weekend Events and Activities:

Vacation Bible School:

Webster Baptist Church: Vacation Bible School is coming soon!! “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Goodness” June 12-16 each night. Dinner is at 5 pm and VBS is from 6-8 pm. Please sign your children up at
We need lots of volunteers! Leaders, assistants, games, snacks, dinners, clean up after dinner, etc... Please email Jordan at if you can join our VBS team.

Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church Will Host Big Fish Bay Hooked On Gods Mercy Vacation Bible School June 5th-June 8th 6pm-8pm 

Newman Chapel Baptist Church in Otto Vacation Bible School “Food Truck Party” will be held on June 5 through 8, 5 to 8:30 p.m., ages 4 thru teens.  A light meal will be served Sunday  through Tuesday from 5 to  6 p.m. Commencement will be held  Wednesday at 6:30 with a cookout directly following for children, family and friends.  Newman’s Food Truck Party teaches “Everything comes from God,” with crafts, games, music, food, and fellowship.

Burningtown Baptist Church Vacation Bible School “Discovery on Adventure Island” for kids of all ages will be held on  June 6 to 10, 5:30 to 8 p.m. nightly. Fun, games, Bible lessons, food (a light meal will be served every evening), and more. A class for adults is also offered. Pre-register at the church’s website: or register at there.  The Church is located at 446 Burningtown Baptist Church Rd. For more information, call (941)993-8744.

First Presbyterian Church Of Sylva Will Host Rocky Railway Community VBS @ Bridge Park June 6th- 10th 9am- 12pm 

Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin Spark Studios Vacation Bible School June 5th- 9th 5:30-8:30 


Rally At The Farm Will Be Hosted At Darnell Farms in Bryson City June 4th 10am-6pm Bike Show, Vendors, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, Live Bands Games, Dream Whips And Lots Of Family Fun! Come on out and enjoy a awesome day with live bands and good food. we will have a bike show with some games for the kids and Adults.

Darnell Farms Will Host Summer Splash June 18th 10 am -6pm 
Come spend the day at Darnell Farms with the family! We will have water slides for all ages! Huge Water inflatables, hands on activities, unique craft vendors, food trucks, face painting, live music, delicious dream whips and so much more! 
Vendors apply Here!

Macon County Public Library 50Th Anniversary Open House Sunday 3pm-5pm - Share your memories...See the "time capsule"...Tour the visual history...Enjoy refreshments...Dance to live music...and see the mock-up of stained glass windows which the Friends providing to the library.

Sylva Juneteenth 5k, Bike Ride And Fun Walk- June 11th 9am -This Juneteenth week help us celebrate the 154rd anniversary of the day enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, became Americans under the law and has become an observance of the end of slavery in the US. Freedom is a journey we take together as a country, and this race is a reminder of our commitment together. Organized by the Jackson County NAACP, this race in Mark Watson Park is a fundraiser for students scholarships. This race has a 1 mile fun walk and a virtual bike race that you can do too! You can register on the day of the race on site starting at 8 am.

Sylva Will Host Its 2nd Annual Pride Picnic June 14th 5:20-8pm At Bridge Park 
All are welcome! Please bring your own meal and beverage to the gathering to get to know new friends and allies! 
Bring lawn chairs, blankets to sit on, lawn games, and anything that enhances an evening of community. 
We are excited to share each other’s company and get to know each other. *Alcohol is prohibited at Bridge Park RSVP at

Writer’s Club will meet on Tuesday, June 7, 1 p.m. in the Macon County Library’s Children’s work room.

Chick-Fil-A Franklin Will Host A
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off Friday June 17th 5pm-7pm Pick Up. Saturday June 18th 8am- 10am 
The cow is hosting a sleepover for your kid’s fuzziest friends! On June 17th, kids are invited to have dinner and make a craft with the cow. Once dinner and a craft is over, you'll go home but your stuffed animal friends will stay with the cow! The stuffed animals will document their adventures for their friends to read about when they are picked up the next morning.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center Dog and Cat Adoption Event will be held on Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Burke’s Outlet, 225 Franklin Plaza. All animals are vaccinated, Spayed/neutered, microchipped and ready to go to a loving home. Available dogs and cats can be seen on maconcounty.humanesociety. 

Starting this weekend, the Rickman Store, in the heart of the Cowee-West Mill Historic District, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Friends of the Rickman Store invite the community and visitors to gather again in this historic place. For more information visit Friends of the Rickman Store on Facebook or call 828.369.5595.

Swain County Caring Corner Free Clinic is open Thursday’s 4-9 p.m. at Restoration House (Bryson City United Methodist Church). Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Call 828.341.1998 to see if you qualify to receive free medical care from volunteer providers. 

Primitive Outback Kayaking and Gem Mining
We are open now for Gem Mining, Kayaking, and visiting our baby fainting goats 5 days a week, Thursday - Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday all by reservation. 
Our Family Friendly Kayaking trips are by reservation only (same day reservations are possible if availability) and are weather dependent. Call today to book your kayaking adventure! 828-349-1717.
Your treasure and adventure await you!

JAM is WNC makers and music festival every Saturday 1 - 5 with free entry on Main street in historic downtown Sylva. Connect with local creators selling handmade goods, demonstrating their artistic process and teaching with workshops, all while enjoying live music.

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:

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

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:


Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) Will Host June 4th Is the 7th Anniversary Yard Opens at 4 pm They Will have a Bounce House Food and Venders , Raffles and Games 
June 11th Moon Water
Every Tuesday  and  Every Friday Night Is Karaoke 7 pm- 10 pm 

Currahee Brewing Co Will Host Live Music Old Sap 6/4 
Team Trivia Night Mondays @7 pm 

Open Mic Night Every Other Wednesday @ 7pm
Music Bingo Every Thursday at 7pm 
Free and open to the public. 828.634.0078 or


Unplugged Pub (Bryson City)  Will Host June 3rd Jason Lee Wilson & James Country, June 4th Mile High Band 
 Open Mic Night On Thursday Nights and start 'whenever' after we open until 11:00 pm.  All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.2488. 

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) Will Host Friday Live Music Shane Meade 6-9, Saturday Live Music Sombody's Child 6-9, Funday Sunday Mountain Gypsy 5-8
 All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or

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


 Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will Host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public.

Innovation Brewing Will Host PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) June 10th from 7-9, June 11th The Never B's, June 16th Circus Mutt, June 23rd Tim Mcwilliams, June 25th Sohcahtoa, and June 30th Open Mic Night By Bryan 

Innovation Brewing-
Bryan will be hosting an open mic night from 7-9pm. Our WNC Artist Spotlight/Open Mic is a great chance for local musicians to try out new songs, get some practice in front of an audience, or even book a future gig at one of our taprooms!
Musicians can swing by that night to take part, but if you want to secure a time slot go ahead and direct message us on here or email


Check out Junk and Disorderly at the Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd in booths 67&68. They sell antiques and vintage items. They are open Friday and Saturday from 9 to 2

We are excited to be hosting our first Paint and Sip event, brought to you by Nash! Nash is our daily bartender here at Root and Barrel! However, he also doubles as an incredible artist outside of work! He is very excited to sip on martinis and help you bring out your inner artist! Paint and Sip will be taking place on June 21st, at 1:00 pm! $40 tickets are available over the phone or in person! Space is limited, buy your tickets before they are gone!
No need to worry about supplies, we have got you covered! All supplies will be provided by us, including your canvas you get to take home! Tickets also include one martini.
Call 828-369-3663 to buy your ticket Or Visit

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

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

Food Pantries :

Manna Food Bank is now at Bethel United Methodist Church. To reserve a food box, call (828) 634-1116 and leave a message with the following information: your first name and last initial; phone number to confirm pick-up time; number of people in your family; if there are allergies in the family; and any specialty items you might need, like diapers, etc. Pick up is at Bethel UMC, 81 Bethel Church Road, off Highlands Road.

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.

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.

Huge Yard Sale At Repeats Consignment 
107 Highlands Road Franklin Nc  June 4th-5th 8am- 3 pm All Proceeds go to Smoky Mountain Competition Cheer!


To have your yard sale included here for FREE, email it to

Spiritual Light Center on Sunday, June 5 , 11 AM, Ashley Russell will speak on “The Spirituality of Yoga”,  Monday, June 6, 6 p.m. all levels yoga class, No cost to attend.   Wednesday a movie is shown at 3 p.m. and then 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

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: 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

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. 

First Alliance Church will be holding Sunday Service, June 5, 10:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages will be held at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Evan Jensen will be speaking on 1 Timothy 3. Becky Haas will be performing special music. The church is located at 31 Promise Lane (off Womack, next door to Trimont Christian Academy).

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 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
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 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. 


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:
Human Resources  |  828-787-2697  |


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 
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