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What's Happening

• The DMV Driver’s License office in Hayesville, located in the Clay County Extension Services Building, will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the following Tuesdays June 6, 13, 20. For details visit: www.ncdot.gov/dmv/locations or call (252) 425-3301.
• Hayesville Town Council meets 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at town hall. Call 389-1862.
• Clay County Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the multipurpose room at the Clay County Courthouse. Call 389-0089.
• Clay County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month. Call 389-8513.
• ABC Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.
• Clay County Soil & Water Board meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month.
• Clay County Board of Health meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at Clay County Health Department. Call 389-8052.
• Clay County Travel & Tourism Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the conference room at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

• Moss Memorial Library will be closed Friday-Saturday, May 26-27. The Friends of the Library Book Store will be open. For details on library events call 389-8401 or (828) 837-2025.
• Literary Hour - Netwest Poetry and Prose group readings will be held 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Contact Linda at: echo@moonglade.org.
• Writing classes are available throughout the year at John C. Campbell Folk School Visit: www.folkschool.org.
• The NetWest poetry group meets, 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Tri-County Community College. Contact Janice at: janicem@yhc.edu.
• Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild meets at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Young Harris Regional Library. For details call ArtWorks, (706) 896-0932.
• Auditions are now being held for the “Neverland Summer Camp“ June 12-25 at the Peacock Center for the Performing Arts. Open to children 5-16 years old. Call (706) 897-1041 for an audition.
• The North Carolina Writers Network holds a prose critique at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Tri County Community College in the McSwain Building conference room. For details e-mail bobby.grove@gmail.com or call (828) 837-3233.
• Brasstown Concert Association presents “A Celebration of the Life of Thomas Kelischek” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 in Keith House, John C. Campbell Folk School. For details call (828) 837-1863, e-mail: brasstownconcertnews@gmail.com or on Facebook.
• Enchanted Music on the Square in Hiawassee will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. every Saturday beginning May 27.
• Concerts on the Hayesville Square will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 26 with the Holman Autry Band. Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Bring your own chairs. Red bucket donations will help defray the cost of each band. Hayesville’s Farmers Market will operate from 2-6 p.m. on Fridays.
• First Friday Art Walk, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 2 in Historic Downtown Murphy. For details on the exhibit, visit the MAC or call (828) 360-3038. For details on Art Walks, contact Sandy Wheeler, Ladylu1217@gmail.com or call (828) 837-9411.
• Celebrate Life Gallery at the Murphy Art Center is looking for local and regional 3D artists to feature this summer and/or fall in the gallery. Call (561) 601-6484 or e-mail: info@celebrateLifeGallery.net.

• Special enrollment period and year round assistance for purchasing health insurance is available at Mountain Projects, Inc. Call Susan Rose, Healthcare Navigator, (828) 476-9194 or (800) 627-1548.
Murphy Medical Center
• Murphy Medical Center’s Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice agency is presenting a three-week training series from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in the Travis E. Green Conference Center, adjacent to the hospital’s lobby. For details call (828) 837-1197.
• Register for Murphy Medical Center’s 27th Annual “Two Hours From Anywhere” 5K Challenge, Two-Mile Heart Walk and Kid’s Fun Run to be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Murphy Medical Center. For details call Deena Collins at (828) 835-7506.
• A free Asthma Education class is being offered at Murphy Medical Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 5. For details or to register call (828) 835-7620.
• Murphy Medical Center’s Ladies’ Night Out will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. For details call (828) 835-3667.
• Murphy Medical Center and Blood Assurance is hosting a blood donation drive from 12-4 p.m. Thursday, June 8 adjacent to the hospital’s cafeteria. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling the hospital at (828) 837-8161.
• Herbert, Sanderson and Church Streets will be closed from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3 for the Car-B-Que. For details call 389-8038 or 828-361-2087.
• Herbert and Sanderson Streets will be closed from 6-10 p.m. for the Friday Night Concert Series May 26. For details call Bob or Susanne Hanson 89-1181
• A meeting to explain new voting precincts and procedures for Towns County will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Brother’s Restaurant in Young Harris.
• Shooting Creek VFD is selling two-sided 911 signs with large white lettering that could save lives. Call 389-8265, leave message.
• Caregiver support group will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Clay County Senior Center, 196 Ritter. For details call Sheila at 389-9941 or Kathy at 389-9271.
• Narconon wants to educate families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals (800) 431-1754.
• The Brasstown Farmer’s Market will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Wednesday.
• Applications to reserve the courthouse square are available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Town Hall, 56 Sanderson Street. For details contact Town Clerk Susan Morgan 389-1862.
• Oak Forest United Methodist Church has a celebrate recovery group meeting at 6 p.m. every Thursday. For details call (828) 644-8920.
• The DAV offers free transportation to the VA in Franklin and Asheville. For details contact Sam Holloway, (828) 516-9958.
• REACH of Clay County will hold support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault from 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 389-0797, for location. No child care provided.
• Self-defense classes, date and time, TBA. If interested in participating, call Judith, 389-0797.
• Parkinson’s Disease support group meetings will be at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month on the second floor of Cadence Bank, Blairsville, Ga. Call 389-1185.
• The Wellness Center offers Feel Good Friday, 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Call (706) 781-4048.
• The food pantry of Matt’s Ministry will be open 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays at the pantry on WJ Cabe Road across US 64 E from Ledford’s Chapel Church. Call 389-2185 or e-mail: ledfordschapel@gmail.com for details.
• Joseph’s Coat Closet, ministry of Old Union Baptist Church, Highway 76, Young Harris is open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Tuesday. Clothing and shoes are free to those who are in need of clothing. For those who desire to pay a nominal fee for the clothing, we will be open on at 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, May 26-27.
• Union County Ecumenical Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Thursday at Mountain Presbyterian Church, 3831 Highway 515 East, Blairsville. For details contact Rev. Travis Adams or Denise at (706) 745-8036.
• Meals on Wheels slots available for meal delivery. For residents of Clay County, 60 years or older and home bound. For details call 389-9271.
• If you have Medicare and need help paying for your prescription medications, call 389-9271 to find out if you are eligible for the Extra Help Program.
• Free caregiver education series to be held at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the senior center. Call 389-9271.
• The Guardian ad litem offers free training class. Call (828) 837-8003.

• Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Blairsville Civic Center. Call (706) 300-5722.
• Bingo at the Bradford will be held at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at Brasstown Manor, 108 Church Street, Hiawassee.
• There will be an exercise class at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details call Pat Jordan, 389-8981 or visit: www.goodshepherdhayesville.org.
• Exercise classes at Hayesville First United Methodist Church will be at 9:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $5 per month. Call Maureen, (828) 361-8556. There are also classes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, call Kaye Wheeler, 389-6279 for details.
• Mountain Magic Table Tennis Club meets 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Pine Log Baptist Church fellowship hall in Brasstown. Call (828) 837-7658.
• Pickleball is at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday at the Veterans Memorial Ballpark tennis courts or the basketball court. Call Harry Jarrett, 389-0378 or the Clay County Rec. Department 389-0368.

• Better Breathers Club meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of the month at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church, 84 Church Street, Hiawassee. Contact (706) 896-7196.
• Mountain Movers and Shakers meets at 8 a.m. Fridays at Mary’s Southern Grill. For details, contact Sam Fullerton, (706) 994-4658.
• Clay County Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Call 389-2023 or 389-3890.
• The Brasstown Woodturners Guild meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Hayesville High School carpentry shop. Call (706) 896-5711.
• The Southern Appalachian Modern Quilt Guild meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Bless My Stitches Quilt shop in Murphy. Call (828) 835-4900 for details.
• Caring for the caregiver support group meets 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Brasstown Manor, 108 Church St., Hiawassee. Call (706) 896-4285.
• Hayesville Civitan Club meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at United Community Bank in Hayesville.
• The Clay County Tractor Club meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Soil and Water Conservation building. Call (828) 361-2978.
• The Clay County Rotary Club meets 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Hinton Center. Call (828) 292-1292 or e-mail: patco12@frontier.com.
• The Town Square Quilters meet from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m the first and third Thursday of each month at Hayesville First United Methodist Church. Beverly Adkins, 389-9946 or Mary Langley, (828) 361-3644.
• Brasstown Community Center meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month with a pot luck supper. Call (828) 837-3797.
• The monthly meeting of the Tusquittee Community Organization will be held at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the community center, 4374 Downings Creek Road.
• Clay County Care Center Ladies’ Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at the care center. Call (828) 389-4233.
• Lake Chatuge Rotary meets 12 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brasstown Valley Resort. Call (706) 896-8601.
• The North Ga. Tri-State Amateur Radio Club meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Branan Lodge, Blairsville. Call (706) 781-6665.
• Helping Hands meets 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Sweetwater United Methodist Church. Bring lunch, coffee provided. We are making utility quilts. Call 389-9472 or 389-1876.
• The Chattahoochee-Nantahala Trout Unlimited Chapter 692 meets the second Thursday of the month at the Union County Community Center, Blairsville, Ga. Fly tying instruction begins at 5 p.m. for beginners. The business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Call 389-3016.
• Gem City Forum Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Drake Education Center on the corner of 210 Phillips St. and Carolina Mountain Rd. in Franklin. Visit: www.gemcityforum.org/wpblog for details.
• The Macon County Poultry Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at 193 Thomas Heights Road in Franklin. For details call (828) 369-3916 or call the NC Cooperative extension at (828) 349-2046.

• The Ridges Golf Course will be hosting a Veterans Golf League on Tuesday mornings. Call (404) 295-6462 for details.
• The Allison-Bristol VFW Post 6812, men’s and ladies auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the John Corn building behind the Black and Gold Center. For details call 389-3160 or 389-1105. For the VFW auxiliary call Claudia Worley, 389-3400.
• The George Lee American Legion Post 532 and auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at the community service building. For details, call Commander Joe Buckner, 389-3740 or Phil Cantley, 389-1215 about the Legion and Teresa McClure, 389-6120 about the auxiliary.
• The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of Military Officers Association meets the third Monday of the month at various locations. Call (828) 335-9203 or (706) 745-4072.
• The Veterans’ Service office is located on the square behind the elections building. Open 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 389-3355.
• To dispose of tattered, worn, faded or otherwise unusable flags, drop off at The Clay County Progress, Chamber of Commerce or Moss Memorial Library.
• Pull-tabs from drinks for the Ronald McDonald House can be dropped off at the Clay County Progress.
• The Archibald D. Murphey Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet the second Wednesday of each month. For details call (828) 389-0241.
• The David W. Payne camp meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Blairsville community room of United Community Bank. The public is welcome to attend.

• Valley River Humane Society is open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays for intakes. The shelter continues to be available for adoptions from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays for adoptions.
• The Humane Society needs volunteer drivers on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for a 5-hour trip transporting animals to Asheville. Anyone interested in being members of the VRHS can call Marie Lampkin 389-6413 for details.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997