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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00

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Breast cancer seminar offered Oct. 13 

Dr. Allison Johnson, a physician with Haywood Surgical Associates, will be presenting the Dinner with the Doc seminar “Breast Cancer: Where Are We Now and What’s Next?” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Johnson and Breast Care Nurse Navigator Johanna Dewees will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, they will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. 

To attend this complimentary dinner, reservations are required — call 800.424.3627 to RSVP.


Frog Level to host Habitat mixer

Haywood Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual House Mixer from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Frog Level Brewing Company, 56 Commerce St., Waynesville. 

Tickets are $35 a person and include heavy hor d’oeuvres, a beverage ticket and a live and silent auction. Proceeds go toward Habitat for Humanity.

828.452.7960 or


Macon Makers hold inaugural meeting

If you like to build robots, make costumes, or create things in general, you’re invited to the “Macon Makers Group” inaugural meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at The Rathskeller in downtown Franklin. 

Share your ideas with like-minded people. Bring something for show and tell. 

Call Jonathan at 828.421.8623 for more information. 


Verges to speak at Lake Junaluska

Dr. Lisa Verges, a geriatric psychiatrist, spiritual director, superb presenter and genuinely likeable and compassionate human being, will review the book When Breath Becomes Air. 

Verges works at MemoryCare, a nonprofit clinic in Asheville and Waynesville, providing treatment for individuals with dementia and guidance for their families. She is also a spiritual director for those who seek meaning amidst the struggles of life. The book she will review, When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, is a true story by a physician who faced one of the greatest struggles and challenges life can present. 


Playground party to feature music, food 

The public is invited to see the new additions to the public playground at Clyde Central United Methodist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at 410 Charles St., in Clyde. 

There will be live music by a mountain string band featuring local musicians and 90-year old church member, Sandford Shahan. Hotdogs with all the trimmings, homemade ice cream and more are free to everyone. Music will be provided by The Sea Notes. 

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